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Larry Tabb

Founder & Research Chairman


Larry Tabb is the founder and research chairman of TABB Group, the research and strategic advisory firm focused exclusively on capital markets. Launched in 2003 and based on the interview-based research methodology of “first-person knowledge” that Larry developed, TABB analyzes and quantifies the investing value chain, from the fiduciary, investment manager and broker, to the exchange and custodian, helping senior business leaders gain a truer understanding of financial markets issues.


Before founding TABB Group and serving as CEO through 2016, Larry was vice president of TowerGroup’s Securities & Investments practice, where he managed research across the capital markets, investment management, retail brokerage and wealth management segments. As the founding member of TowerGroup’s securities and investments business, he grew the business into a global brand representing more than 150 research clients around the world. Prior to TowerGroup, Larry managed business analysis for Lehman Brothers’ Trading Services Division, responsible for overseeing specification, testing and implementation of dozens of major systems. He also led capital markets technology planning at Lehman, developing one- and three-year technology plans. His markets experience also includes managing operations for the North American Investment Bank of Citibank, including front-office trading and finance operations, back-office money market operations and proprietary trading clearance and settlement operations for US Treasury debt.


In March 2012, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission selected Larry as a member of the CFTC Technical Advisory Committee Subcommittee on Automated and High Frequency Trading (HFT) to help create a definition for high-frequency trading within the context of automating trading systems. In September 2012, he was invited by the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to testify at the Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment session on “Computerized Trading: What Should the Rules of the Road be?” chaired by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI). Quoted extensively in industry and business news publications, Larry has been cited extensively in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Associated Press, The New York Times, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters, Dow Jones News, Barron’s, Forbes, Business Week, Financial News, & other major business media. He continues to be a featured speaker at major industry and business conferences throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Canada.

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