TradeTech Europe 2017 (past event)

April 25-April 26, 2017

Palais des Congrès de Paris

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Mastering the Changing Market Structure and Search for Liquidity

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Refreshments and Registration

09:00 AM - 09:05 AM Chair’s Opening Remarks

John Greenan, Chief Executive Officer, Alignment Systems

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John Greenan

Chief Executive Officer
Alignment Systems

The Future of Equity Market Structures

09:05 AM - 09:30 AM OPENING KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: Brexit- where are we now and what will be the real financial impact?

Nicky Morgan, Member of Parliament, UK Parliament

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Nicky Morgan

Member of Parliament
UK Parliament
  • With so many new players in the market, how will these players survive and who will thrive?
  • How will niche players and bulge bracket players find their foothold in the market? What will happen to the middle ground?
  • With consolidation, where is the data and trading moving to? Will there be slippage, market impact and changes in liquidity?
  • How are sell side trading desks adapting to this change? How are they broadening their knowledge in market structure, market performance, PT, resourcing of research payments
  • Are sell side counterparts moving to the buy side, and if so, what does this mean?
  • Is there the potential for full buy side desk automation and the rise of outsource trading desk and how will this shift market structure?

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Eric Boes

Global Head, Trading
Allianz Global Investors
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Fabien Oreve

Global Head, Trading
Candriam Investors Group
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Sarah Effron

Managing Director, Head of Electronic Client Solutions
J.P. Morgan
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David Shrimpton

Head, Prime Clearing EU, Head, European Equities Market Structure
Goldman Sachs
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Chris Jackson

Head of Execution and Quantitative Services EMEA
Liquidnet

10:10 AM - 10:25 AM The execution landscape under MiFID II

Philip Allison, CEO, KCG Europe


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Philip Allison

CEO
KCG Europe

Morning Refreshment Break and Networking

10:25 AM - 11:05 AM Morning Refreshment Break and Networking

Women in Trading Think Tank

10:25 AM - 11:05 AM WOMEN IN TRADING THINK TANK: Connecting the next generation of women business leaders

Nicky Morgan, Member of Parliament, UK Parliament Cathryn Lyall, Founder, Women In Listed Derivatives (WILD) Fiona Orchard, Head of DBUK Bank CEO's Office, Deutsche Bank , ,
  • Make direct connections that lead to real business deals, benefitting you and your organisation
  • Extend your professional network amongst the next generation of leading women and trading professionals
  • Enhance your career by learning from, and being inspired by, some of Europe’s most successful and influential women leaders

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Nicky Morgan

Member of Parliament
UK Parliament
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Cathryn Lyall

Founder
Women In Listed Derivatives (WILD)
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Fiona Orchard

Head of DBUK Bank CEO's Office
Deutsche Bank
  • How are brokers pricing and valuing research and how can buy side best prepare for this?
  • How is this research being consumed, evaluated and ranked by the buy side? What are the top considerations for setting research budgets and how can you ensure this is compliant?
  • With research quality now being questioned, will there be a flurry of research-only houses? Will this impact current broker numbers on the buy side books and how will this impact execution choice?
  • What are the benefits of moving from CSAs to RPAs and why is this is necessary in light of MiFID II? What role does the trading desk have in this decision given a shift in responsibilities?

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Alison Hollingshead

Head, Investment Services
Man Group
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Duncan Higgens

Managing Director and Head of Electronic Sales in EMEA
ITG
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Robin Strong

Managing Director
Westminster Research Associates
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John Greenan

Chief Executive Officer
Alignment Systems

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM GUEST SPEAKER KEYNOTE: The real Hurt Locker - Counter-terrorist bomb disposal: An inspirational story of extreme pressure, deadly devices and the critical role of risk analysis

Chris Hunter, Iraq Bomb Disposal Expert, Inspiration Behind Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker

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Chris Hunter

Iraq Bomb Disposal Expert
Inspiration Behind Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker

12:15 PM - 12:20 PM 5 minute transition time into stream sessions

STREAM A: Sourcing and Responding to Liquidity

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM FIRE SIDE CHAT: The aftermath of Brexit in Europe - what are the repercussions in asset allocation and equity performance?

Richard Balarkas, CEO, Quendon Consulting Jeremy Lawson, Chief Economist, Standard Life Investors
  • Insight into the economic impact of Brexit and how this has impacted the UK and European markets
  • How has Europe been affected by Britain’s choice to leave the EU and how have relationships with the city as a financial hub been altered?
  • Will competency be shifted to another country in the EU and if so where?
  • Are current changes and implications on Brexit with currency and money representative of what will happen in the next coming years?
  • How can the UK ensure ‘passporting’ for financial services firms to access the EU single market and what domestic legislative changes will the UK have to undertake to ensure market access?

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Jeremy Lawson

Chief Economist
Standard Life Investors
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Richard Balarkas

CEO
Quendon Consulting

STREAM B: Creating the Trading Desk of Tomorrow

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM FIRE SIDE CHAT: Behavioural bias – how does the psychology of trading change in times of uncertainty?

John Greenan, Chief Executive Officer, Alignment Systems
  • What happens to behavior as paradigms shift?
  • What happens to people when they are increasingly restricted, but there is the constant need for innovation?
  • How can understanding human behaviour help us make better investment decisions?
  • How far are we from developing behavioural models that feed into best execution monitoring?





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John Greenan

Chief Executive Officer
Alignment Systems

Small Interactive Boardrooms And Workshops

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM BUY SIDE-SELL SIDE COLLABORATION: Traders decoded- what is the role of a buy side and sell side trader in 2018?

Marcus Hooper, Private Consultant, . Christoph Hock, Head, Trading, Union Investment , ,
  • How has the skill set and focus of a buy side trader changed over the last 5 years?
  • What is the role of a sell side electronic trader in today’s market?
  • How has the value of these roles changed and evolved?
  • What is expected to change in the next 5 years and why is this important?

(Limited to 20 professionals, 10 buy side traders, and 10 sell side traders, will discuss in a boardroom format. The session will be moderated by an independent professional and the session in run Chatham House. This is first come, first served session and if you would like to attend, please contact Susie.benaim@wbr.co.uk.)

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Christoph Hock

Head, Trading
Union Investment
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Marcus Hooper

Private Consultant
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STREAM A: Sourcing and Responding to Liquidity

12:40 PM - 1:10 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: How is changing economic stability in the Russian market influencing international access and will liquidity dynamics become more attractive in 2018?

Tim Bevan, CEO, BCS Prime Grigoriy Kozin, Head of Prime Services, Otkritie Capital International Tom O'Brien, Head of International Sales, Moscow Exchange
  • How to get in on the action-what are the easiest and safest investment strategies?
  • Current evaluation and challenges of the Russian economy and predictions for the future
  • Riding the wave of volatility- are equities and equity-like products the answer?
  • What are the returns and do they outweigh the risk?

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Tim Bevan

CEO
BCS Prime
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Grigoriy Kozin

Head of Prime Services
Otkritie Capital International
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Tom O'Brien

Head of International Sales
Moscow Exchange

STREAM B: Creating the Trading Desk of Tomorrow

12:40 PM - 1:10 PM FIRE SIDE CHAT: Talent management and desk restructuring- how to design a trading desk in line with next-generation trading

John Greenan, Chief Executive Officer, Alignment Systems Niels Borsting, Head, Trading, ATP Katja Kallionalusta, Senior Compliance Officer, Nordea Asset Management Joe Kassel, Global Head of Dealing & Exposure Managemen, AMP Capital
  • How are traditional trading responsibilities changing given MiFID II?
  • How can you empower both trading and investment functions to improve workflow efficiency across trading and portfolio management?
  • When are specialist traders preferable over generalist trader?
  • Outsourcing vs internal training-what strategy is needed for developing the best team?
  • What other departments and functions are emerging due to changing regulation and improved data analysis?
  • Skill sets of the future-what are the requirements of both traders and portfolio managers to successfully thrive in a liquidity-poor market?

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Niels Borsting

Head, Trading
ATP
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Katja Kallionalusta

Senior Compliance Officer
Nordea Asset Management
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Joe Kassel

Global Head of Dealing & Exposure Managemen
AMP Capital
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John Greenan

Chief Executive Officer
Alignment Systems

Small Interactive Boardrooms And Workshops

12:40 PM - 1:10 PM Session continues

Session Continues

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM Lunch and Networking

STREAM A: Navigating and Evaluating Venues

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Broker evaluation and performance-how to apply forensic data analysis to choose the ‘best in breed’ brokers

Huw Gronow, Head, Trading, Newton Investment Management Neil Joseph, Executive Director, Equity Trading, JP Morgan Asset Management Vincent Dessard, Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor, EFAMA Henry Reece, Head of Sales, SIG
  • How has broker scoring criteria changed over the last few years and how efficient are brokers at providing trade-specific information?
  • What to look for when evaluating if your broker is giving you the What intraday feedback on stocks and other investor behavior is provided?
  • How has post-execution analysis developed and what data sets now indicate good performance?
  • Is it all down to cost? How much do broker valuations impact broker choice and will this really change?

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Huw Gronow

Head, Trading
Newton Investment Management
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Neil Joseph

Executive Director, Equity Trading
JP Morgan Asset Management
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Vincent Dessard

Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor
EFAMA
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Henry Reece

Head of Sales
SIG

STREAM B: Streamlining and Driving Desk Efficiency

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM Session closed

Small Interactive Boardrooms And Workshops

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM SYNERGY WORKSHOP: What is Blockchain and how will it impact your trading desk?

William Mok, Co-Founder, The Tech Trader Fund
  • What is blockchain?
  • How does it work?
  • How will it impact and benefit the trading landscape and the front office?
  • What are the pending regulations and limitations around blockchain applications?
  • How will it impact the industry as a whole?

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William Mok

Co-Founder
The Tech Trader Fund

STREAM A: Navigating and Evaluating Venues

2:40 PM - 3:15 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: How will ETF trading impact traditional cash equities and what are the opportunities when cost monitoring is high and liquidity is limited?

David Miller, Head, EMEA Trading, Invesco Michael Clements, Chief Trader, Employees Retirement System of Texas Jürgen Blumberg, Head of Capital Markets, Source ETF Paolo Giulianini, Managing Director, Head of ETF Trading & Market Making, UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking
  • What factors have triggered an increase in ETF trading and how has the ecosystem developed?
  • What are the new ETF products and what do they offer that there hasn’t been before?
  • How has the growing affinity towards ETFs been reflected in the shift of desks towards other asset trading?
  • How do ETFs provide liquidity both on and off exchange?
  • How do ETFs compare to market makers regarding liquidity souring?

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David Miller

Head, EMEA Trading
Invesco
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Michael Clements

Chief Trader
Employees Retirement System of Texas
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Jürgen Blumberg

Head of Capital Markets
Source ETF
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Paolo Giulianini

Managing Director, Head of ETF Trading & Market Making
UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking

STREAM B: Streamlining and Driving Desk Efficiency

2:40 PM - 3:15 PM BUY SIDE DISCUSSION PANEL: How is automated workflow driving trading efficiency and improving desk intelligence?

John Greenan, Chief Executive Officer, Alignment Systems Kenneth McLeish, Global Head, Equities Trading Technology, JP Morgan AM Alexander Neil, Head of Equity & Derivatives Trading, EFG Bank Guillaume Vidal, CEO, Walnut Algorithms Juan Manuel Soto, CEO, Fonetic
  • When is automation best and what are the aspects of order flow that can be automated?
  • How can effective pre and post trade analysis help develop mathematical models that predict the impact of your trade? What does this look like automated?
  • What is the right balance of automation and human trading?
  • Telephony development- how integrated is Symphony in the market and are there other disruptors entering the market to help with desk communication?

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Kenneth McLeish

Global Head, Equities Trading Technology
JP Morgan AM
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Alexander Neil

Head of Equity & Derivatives Trading
EFG Bank
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John Greenan

Chief Executive Officer
Alignment Systems
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Guillaume Vidal

CEO
Walnut Algorithms
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Juan Manuel Soto

CEO
Fonetic

Small Interactive Boardrooms And Workshops

2:40 PM - 3:15 PM Session continues

Session Continues

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Afternoon Coffee Break and Networking

Future Disruptors in Trading Technology and Practices

3:45 PM - 4:20 PM TECHNOLOGIES OF THE FUTURE: FinTech and RegTech showcase- who are the ones to watch for in 2018 and beyond?

Julia Streets, CEO, Streets Consulting Richard Balarkas, CEO, Quendon Consulting William Mok, Co-Founder, The Tech Trader Fund Vicky Sanders, Co-Founder, RSRCHXchange Jeremy Sosabowski, CEO and Co-Founder, AlgoMetrix Clare Flynn Levy, CEO, Essentia Analytics , ,
  • How is the technology landscape changing: Will the technology providers of today be those of tomorrow?
  • What are new players in Fintech and RegTech offering that the current solutions providers aren’t? Insight into those in capital provision, technology, regulation, work-flow processes and connectivity
  • Do the new market players have products that comply with MiFID II and if so, how are they proving this?
  • Who is succeeding and what value have they added to the business?
5companies from the FinTech and RegTech market will discuss their products and debatetheir applications in the trading community. At the end, we will take a vote onthe product that the audience see as most innovative and applicable for theirbusiness.

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William Mok

Co-Founder
The Tech Trader Fund
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Julia Streets

CEO
Streets Consulting
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Vicky Sanders

Co-Founder
RSRCHXchange
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Jeremy Sosabowski

CEO and Co-Founder
AlgoMetrix
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Richard Balarkas

CEO
Quendon Consulting
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Clare Flynn Levy

CEO
Essentia Analytics
  • Is the sell side, still the sell side and the buy side, still the buy side? How are roles evolving and why?
  • What are the buy side now capable of and how can the sell side compliment this?
  • How will collaboration on technology platforms change to ensure flawless trade and execution?
  • What are the current consortia driving change and what have they achieved to date?

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Neil Joseph

Executive Director, Equity Trading
JP Morgan Asset Management
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Christoph Hock

Head, Trading
Union Investment
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Jonathan Finney

Head of Systematic Trading, EMEAA
Fidelity Investments
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Rebecca Healey

Head of EMEA market Structure and Strategy
Liquidnet

4:50 PM - 4:55 PM Closing Remarks from the Chairperson

4:55 PM - 11:59 PM Close of TradeTech Europe 2017