Prof Robert Webb is the Martin J. Patsel, Jr., Research Professor at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A. He is also the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Futures Markets, a leading academic journal focusing on derivative securities and markets. His previous experience includes positions with the Investment Department of the World Bank, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. His research and publications focus on derivative securities and markets, trading and the behavior of speculative prices, how traders make decisions, market microstructure and the impact of high-frequency trading on financial market prices, latency, and behavioural finance. He is the author of the books Trading Catalysts: How Events Move Markets and Create Trading Opportunities (FT Press, 2007) and Macroeconomic Information and Financial Trading (Blackwell, 1994) and co-author of Shock Markets: Trading Lessons for Volatile Times (FT Press 2013). He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire (BBA) the University of Chicago (MBA with a specialisation in Finance and PhD in Finance).