Ari Burstein is Founder of Trading Evolved. He is also General Counsel and Chief Policy Officer of Imperative Execution, which he joined in July 2021, and where he is responsible for legal, regulatory and policy issues impacting Imperative Execution and the IntelligentCross ATS.
Prior to joining Imperative Execution, he was President of Capital Markets Strategies, a full service consulting firm specializing in financial services issues. In his role, Mr. Burstein represented financial services firms, including investment advisers, broker-dealers, securities exchanges, ETF issuers, trade associations and regulators/policymakers on a broad range of issues, in the U.S. and globally.
Prior to starting Capital Markets Strategies, Mr. Burstein was Head of US Regulatory Affairs for Kreab, a leading global consulting firm. In that role, Mr. Burstein was responsible for advising financial services clients on global regulatory and policy developments impacting their businesses. Prior to joining Kreab, Mr. Burstein was Senior Counsel for capital markets issues for the Investment Company Institute (ICI) and ICI Global, the global trade associations for the regulated fund industry. In his role as Senior Counsel, Mr. Burstein was responsible for issues impacting mutual funds, ETFs, investment advisers, and other institutional investors, particularly trading, market structure and brokerage related issues. Mr. Burstein joined the Investment Company Institute in 1998 and provided additional counsel to ICI Global since its inception in 2011.
Prior to joining the ICI, Mr. Burstein was an attorney in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management from 1997 to 1998 and the Division of Market Regulation from 1992 to 1997.