Spencer Mindlin

Spencer Mindlin

Senior Analyst

Areas of Expertise: Buy-Side Research, Data and Analytics, Electronic Trading, Equities Market, Front-Office Trading Technology, Market Structure

Spencer Mindlin is an Aite-Novarica senior analyst focused on capital markets technology, particularly front-office trading technology, execution and order management systems, market data platforms, exchange-traded funds, and emerging financial technology products.

Mr. Mindlin brings to Aite-Novarica more than 17 years of experience in software and product development, trading, and consulting. Prior to joining Aite-Novarica, he was a senior associate of audit and advisory services at Corsis, an IT advisory firm that assists venture capital and private equity investors, entrepreneurs, and C-level executives in assessing IT risks and opportunities. Prior to that, he founded and directed product management at eDeriv Technologies and spent nine years at Goldman Sachs, first as a senior product manager for Execution & Clearing, and then as a trader on the company’s exchange-traded fund market-making desk.

Mr. Mindlin has presented at a wide range of industry conferences and is regularly quoted in the financial media, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC/Money, Bloomberg Markets, Time, Pensions and Investments, Institutional Investor, and Traders Magazine. He has also given talks about electronic trading and ETFs at Columbia University, Kent State University, and City University of New York. He has provided live commentary for CNBC and CBS Radio.

Mr. Mindlin holds a B.A. with a concentration in Computer Science from Hamilton College, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Business and Finance from Columbia University, and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C. He has held FINRA Series 7, 55, and 63 licenses.


Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. BST
The cryptocurrency market suffers from a lack of consolidation in terms of liquidity and trading platforms. Brokers and exchanges operate disjointed liquidity pools forcing investors to manage numerous accounts, protocols and platforms to trade crypto assets efficiently. Accessing liquidity and...
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 11 a.m. ET
Join Aite Group senior analyst Audrey Blater and her expert team for a live one-hour webinar as they identify the top trends that will shape capital markets around the globe in 2021 and beyond. Attend the webinar to: Gain insight into how consumers of data are navigating the increasingly...

Analyst Views

January 29, 2021
By Spencer Mindlin and Christian Benson If you’re confused about what’s been going on with GameStop and its wider implications, you’re not alone. Throughout this week, I have been receiving inquiries from friends and colleagues keen to understand what this all means. The truth is that, far from being a simple market occurrence, the events of the past week represent the intersection of...
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March 20, 2020
Watching the markets and trying to navigate the volatility stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic can be gut-wrenching. Daily trading volume is breaking new records and has tripled since last month from about 6 billion shares to 18 billion shares. I wouldn’t want to tempt fate, but the U.S. markets, from an infrastructure and technology standpoint, are functioning without major issues. Market-makers...
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