Carole Comerton-Forde is Professor of Finance at the University of Melbourne. Her research in market structure examines how the mechanics of the market, such as regulation and technology, impact prices, liquidity and trader behaviour. Her research focuses on equities markets but spans many geographies including Europe, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia. Her current research interests include fragmentation, dark pools and the connection between the cost of raising capital and secondary market liquidity. Her research has been published in leading academic journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Carole has previously held academic positions at UNSW, the Australian National University and University of Sydney, and visiting positions at New York University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was also Visiting Economist at the New York Stock Exchange. She has acted as a consultant for a number of stock exchanges and market regulators around the world. She is currently an economic consultant for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, an Academic Advisor to the Plato Partnership and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research.