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Matt Waldner, Head of U.S. Equity Trading

Matt Waldner is the managing trader and head of active trading for Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC. Mr. Waldner joined the firm in 2001 and has been a member of the investment community since 1998.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Waldner worked as a trader on the New York Stock Exchange for LaBranche & Company and Conseco Capital Management.

Mr. Waldner earned a B.S. in finance from Miami University.


Predatory trading – Just how big an issue is high-speed trading?

Matt Waldner, Head of U.S. Equity Trading | April 7, 2014

In recent years, U.S. equity markets have become far more complex, competitive and fragmented. Against that backdrop, high-frequency trading was born. With faster connections to exchanges, high-frequency firms are able to get faster signals, and “jump ahead” of slower orders, reaping huge profits. Columbia Management will continue to implement tools to protect our clients’ best