Wall Street Rides FAR names T. Rowe Price and NEO Exchange


New York, June 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Wall Street Rides FAR (For Autism Research), the annual cycling and walking charity event for the benefit of the Autism Science Foundation (ASF), today announced the appointment of Marc Wyatt, Head of Global ., known Trading at T. Rowe Price, and Jos Schmitt, President & CEO of NEO Exchange, a Canadian tier 1 exchange, to the board of directors.

As board members, Wyatt and Schmitt will play a key role in realizing the event’s mission to support innovative autism research. With their passion for the cause and deep industry relationships, both Wyatt and Schmitt will help raise awareness, increase attendance and expand the geographic reach of Wall Street Rides FAR.

At T. Rowe Price, Wyatt leads trading desks in North America, Europe and Asia. He also oversees a variety of internal groups, including those focused on portfolio modeling and market structure. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price, Wyatt spent several years with the SEC and was previously a partner and senior portfolio manager at a global, multi-strategy hedge fund. He is currently President of the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Lab School, which serves students with unique strengths and diverse learning needs, and is also a board member of Baltimore Catholic Charities.

Schmitt is Co-Founder, Director, President & CEO of the Canada-based NEO Group, which also includes NEO Exchange and NEO Connect, a multi-asset distribution platform. Before joining NEO, Schmitt was co-founder of the Alpha Group (acquired by TMX in 2012) and previously worked for Capco as EVP Head of the Americas and Global Head of Capital Markets. He is a board member of The Prosperity Project, which aims to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on Canadian women, and an active advocate of the UN Global Compact Women’s Empowerment Principles. He is also a board member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and a member of the advisory boards of the Ivey Business School at Western University and the École des Sciences de la Gestion of the Université du Quebec A Montréal.

“I am honored to be invited to join the board of directors of Wall Street Rides FAR,” said Wyatt. “This is an incredibly valuable cause that is not getting nearly enough attention and I am delighted to be supporting ARSP’s worthy mission. Given my family’s journey, I can affirm that the pandemic has only added to the difficulties of countless people and families affected by autism, and I look forward to working with the entire Board of Directors to support the important work of ARSP. “

“It is a privilege to join the board of directors of Wall Street Rides FAR, which has raised funds since its inception that have had a profound impact on the lives of so many people with autism,” said Schmitt. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to raise awareness of this cause and to do so with such passionate people. I am particularly excited to promote Canadian participation in this event, which now brings together individuals and companies from around the world to support a common goal. “

“We are excited to welcome two more industry leaders, Jos and Marc, to the board, each with years of leadership experience and passion and commitment to the mission of Wall Street Rides FAR,” said Bryan Harkins, co-founder of Wall Street Rides FAR and President of BIDS Trading. “Both are highly respected in the retail industry around the world and we know they will expand our reach and maximize the impact of our philanthropic efforts.”

Harkins added, “While these last 15 months have been too tragic for far too many, there have also been many minor disappointments. I know the inability to physically come together as an industry, as we normally do for Wall Street Rides FAR every year, has been a huge problem. I’m really excited to get back together this fall, and based on the record-breaking sponsorship pace we’re at, it looks like I won’t be alone. I’m looking forward to our biggest ride so far and not only greet our long-term supporters, but also many new faces. ”

“ARSP is pleased to welcome Marc and Jos to the Wall Street Rides FAR Board of Directors,” said ARSP Co-Founder and President Alison Singer. “Our organization simply could not do the work we do without the generosity of the Wall Street Rides FAR sponsors, led by the relentless efforts of this dynamic board of directors.”

This year’s Wall Street Rides FAR will take place on Saturday, October 2nd, at the event’s flagship at Saxon Woods Park in White Plains, New York and at other satellite locations around the world. All proceeds go to the Autism Science Foundation, which brings together many of the best-known companies on Wall Street and beyond, funds and shares the most cutting-edge scientific research that helps affected people live full, dignified lives. Companies interested in being on the list of sponsors can find more information on the Wall Street Rides FAR website, and individuals interested in donating or registering can do so here.

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