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14 - 15 April, 2015

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14th – 15th April 2015
CNIT La Defense, Paris

14th April - The evolution of equity trading and technology

Key Topics to be discussed on 14th April include:

  • Interview with IEX: The role and responsibility of market centres
  • How will Commission payment changes alter access to liquidity and shift market structure?
  • How to establish best execution through effective broker management
  • Are current technological developments really allowing for better real time analysis, execution control and costs?
  • How to define and quantify the toxicity of venues and its market impact
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8:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:55 AM Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Moderated By:
Richard Balarkas
, CEO, Quendon Consulting


Moderated By:

 Richard Balarkas
Richard Balarkas
CEO
Quendon Consulting
Recognised as a pioneer of multi-asset electronic trading, Richard has been in the vanguard of change in equity trading and market structure since the mid 1980's.Having held positions as CEO of Instinet, MD and Global Head of Electronic trading at Credit Suisse, COO for global trading at BZW, and Head of National Market Development at the London St ...[Read More]

The Evolution of Equity Trading
9:10 AM BUY SIDE KEYNOTE: Re-evaluating global market opportunities- Equities and beyond

Christophe Roupie, Global Head of Trading and Securities Financing, AXA Investment Managers

 Christophe Roupie
Christophe Roupie
Global Head of Trading and Securities Financing
AXA Investment Managers
As the Global Head of Trading and Securities Financing (TSF) for AXA Investment Managers, Christophe oversees equity, fixed-income, forex and derivatives trading activity, as well as securities lending and repo on desks located in Paris, London, Greenwich and Hong Kong. With running the trading operation for one of the biggest asset managers in the ...[Read More]

9:30 AM INTERVIEW: The trading desk of the future- New developments and challenges in European buy side trading

Robert Boardman, Managing Director, CEO ITG Europe, ITG

Dale Brooksbank, Managing Director, Head, Trading EMEA, State Street Global Advisors

ITG is an independent execution and research broker that work with global portfolio managers and traders. Find out from ITG’s CEO how a real life partnership with State Street Global Advisors works in practice and how they can empower the buy side investors: From the investment decision stage to settlement with an increased intellectual capital and first class technology.

» What needs to change and why?
» The impact of the evolving and merging of the buy side and sell side technologies and
how to ensure maximised revenues and capturing alpha
» Identifying what platforms are available to the buy side to optimise the trading desk
performance and better monitor
 Robert Boardman
Robert Boardman
Managing Director, CEO ITG Europe
ITG
In his position as CEO and Managing Director of the Investment Technology Group (ITG), Rob is responsible for the European operations, and with previous experience in electronic transaction services and connectivity for equity divisions, he is able to share knowledge on how effective trading analysis, in both high touch and electronic trading can i ...[Read More]

 Dale Brooksbank
Dale Brooksbank
Managing Director, Head, Trading EMEA
State Street Global Advisors
As Managing Director and the Head of Trading in EMEA for State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), Dale has responsibility for equity, fixed income, currency and futures execution for SSgA in London. He is the current chair of the IMA’s Buyside Trading Committee and is a member of the Consultative Working Group for the ESMA Secondary Markets Standing ...[Read More]

Commission Unbundling
9:50 AM ALL STAR PANEL: Unbundle the unbundling- How will Commission payment changes alter access to liquidity and shift market structure?

Juergen Verschaeve, Chief Investment Officer, KBC Asset Management

Richard Semark, Managing Director, UBS

Michael Seigne, Managing Director, Head of Electronic Trading Europe, Goldman Sachs

Guy Sears, Director, Risk, Compliance, and Legal Director, The Investment Association

Benefi t from insight of key regulatory body, ESMA, and leading buy side and sell side experts in how the changes to research payments and a more itemised payment model will
impact your business. Learn winning strategies to increase margins yet still source liquidity and value.

» Clarifi cation on the Dealing Commission’s requirements on what can be paid for with commissions: Corporate access, execution, research?
» Managing confl icts of interest for buy side and sell side in best execution policies and payments for research: Where does the responsibility lie?
» How are the sell side reacting and increasing transparency for the market and offering value for money
 Juergen Verschaeve
Juergen Verschaeve
Chief Investment Officer
KBC Asset Management
As CIO of the leading asset manager in Belgium, and a leading asset manager in Czech Republic and Hungary, Jürgen has been operating in a quasi-full unbundled approach at KBC AM for the last 8 years, with extensive experience in how commission payments can be effectively split between research and execution for improved services. ...[Read More]

 Richard Semark
Richard Semark
Managing Director
UBS
With his current position at UBS and before as Head of Multi Asset Trading at AXA Investment Managers, Richard has experience of both the buy and sell side of the market. Currently responsible for execution of client relationships, client strategy, sales and marketing, market structure and regulation, Richard has extensive experience and insight on ...[Read More]

 Michael Seigne
Michael Seigne
Managing Director, Head of Electronic Trading Europe
Goldman Sachs
As Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, Michael is responsible for European Execution sales and is Head of European Electronic Trading. His experience in the market and extensive trading knowledge positions him well to provide relevant insights on how the execution landscape in Europe is evolving. ...[Read More]

 Guy Sears
Guy Sears
Director, Risk, Compliance, and Legal Director
The Investment Association
With experience in managing the risk, compliance & legal aspects of The Investment Association, the trade association of the UK’s £5 trillion investment management industry Guy leads the policy teams which cover the regulation of funds and managers, and most of their engagement in the retail and institutional markets and on the capital markets. Mr ...[Read More]

10:30 AM Refreshments in the Exhibition Hall

The Equity Market of the Future
11:10 AM KEYNOTE BUY SIDE PRESENTATION: Leveraging volatility in the market for new investment opportunities

Gilbert Keskin, Co-Head of Volatility & Convertible Bonds, Amundi Asset Management


Gilbert has been driving forward the use of volatility as a new asset class, for new investment opportunities. He provides insight on analytical approaches, market participants and product range to better understand the current market, future opportunities and how this benefi ts the end investor.

» Volatility funds as an investment of their own: How to capitilise on volatility for improved liquidity?
» Leveraging the ability to trade both long and short term investments to provide more trading opportunities
» Analytical approaches to test for this volatility and to better understand the current market, and future opportunities
» Overview of the benefi ts of volatility trading to the end investor
 Gilbert Keskin
Gilbert Keskin
Co-Head of Volatility & Convertible Bonds
Amundi Asset Management
As co-head of volatility and convertible bonds, Gilbert has been driving forward the use of volatility as a new asset class, for new investment opportunities. Over the long run we have evidence that volatility tends to trade across three different regimes. Low levels of volatility were witnessed from 2004-2006 and nowadays; excessive levels during ...[Read More]

11:30 AM Central banks boosting asset values. How to get positioned?

Fabrice Theveneau, Head, Equity and Credit Research, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking



 Fabrice Theveneau
Fabrice Theveneau
Head, Equity and Credit Research
Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
Fabrice is responsible for leading the equity and credit research team at Société Générale, and his current focus is on building on the success of the macro part of the business, specialising in economy, quant, cross assets and strategy and moving to a global coverage on the international sectors In 2014, Societe Generale has been named Best overa ...[Read More]

12:00 PM ALL STAR PANEL: The equity business model of the future: Is consolidation of all market participants a reality?

Simon Steward, Head, European Equity Trading, Capital Group

Christoph Mast, Global Head of Trading, Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH

Phil Allison, CEO, KCG Europe

Arjun Singh- Muchelle, Senior Advisor Regulatory Affairs (Wholesale & Capital Markets), The Investment Association

Antoine Bisson, Head of Execution Services, Exane BNP Paribas


Is there really market consolidation? Ask the experts on where and when consolidation is occurring and what does this mean for you. Key buy and sell side players discuss evolving roles of both sides of the market. Discuss if and how growing autonomy of the buy side is going to impact the market chain.

» Understanding the further implications of price crunched mid-tier asset managements and brokers and the next steps for business growth
» The impact of the rise of specialist research companies and agency brokers for the top tier investment banks
» Managing growth of the SME market and evaluating liquidity and transparency of these stocks: Options for rewarding smaller brokers offering unique services under the current pricing model
» Knock-on effects of trends in buy side internal research on research costs for the sell side research cost for the sell side
 Simon Steward
Simon Steward
Head, European Equity Trading
Capital Group
In his new role as Head of European equity trading, Simon provides insight on how Capital Group is dealing with increased regulatory pressures on best execution. He will also share how this impacts their current broker partnerships and how they can be truly pioneering regarding order routing. ...[Read More]

 Christoph Mast
Christoph Mast
Global Head of Trading
Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH
At one of the largest asset manager in Germany, Christoph oversees trading teams in the US, Asia and Europe and is a member of Allianz GI's European and Global Investment Management Group. He is in a unique position to provide insight on how the equity market is evolving from a global perspective, compared to the other markets he manages, including ...[Read More]

 Phil Allison
Phil Allison
CEO
KCG Europe
As CEO of KCG Europe, Phil is responsible for leading the firm’s agency-execution and market-making businesses in the region. With his previous position as Global Head of Cash and EMEA head of Equities at UBS, he has extensive experience and insight in what the market needs regarding liquidity, lower TCA and pricing. ...[Read More]

 Arjun Singh- Muchelle
Arjun Singh- Muchelle
Senior Advisor Regulatory Affairs (Wholesale & Capital Markets)
The Investment Association
Arjun leads the Investment Association’s regulatory affairs work covering institutional business and capital markets regulation. He represents the buy-side in policy discussions with regulators across Europe and has been most recently, involved in developing the buy-side’s messages in relation to MiFIR/D II. Currently, the biggest challenges facing ...[Read More]

 Antoine Bisson
Antoine Bisson
Head of Execution Services
Exane BNP Paribas
Antoine is responsible for trading and execution at Exane BNP Paribas and has extensive experience in high-touch, programme trading and electronic trading. With the French broker, Exane BNP Paribas looking to expand it’s business in London, Antoine has been integral to ensuring this transition and growth is successful. ...[Read More]

12:40 PM Lunch



Stream A: New Technologies: TCA, SOR & OMS/EMS

1:50 PM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Moderated By:
Carl James
, Former, Global Head of Fixed Income and FX Dealing, BNP Paribas Investment Partners



Moderated By:

 Carl James
Carl James
Former, Global Head of Fixed Income and FX Dealing
BNP Paribas Investment Partners

Stream B: Next Generation Trading Strategies

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Moderated By:
Tony Whalley
, Former, Head of Equity Dealing and Derivatives , Scottish Widows IP, Former Scottish Widows IP



Moderated By:

 Tony Whalley
Tony Whalley
Former, Head of Equity Dealing and Derivatives , Scottish Widows IP
Former Scottish Widows IP
Having recently left Scottish Widows Investments Partners, as Head of Equity Dealing and Derivatives, Anthony is very experienced in motivating and monitoring a team of dealers in an increasingly demanding financial environment. This was achieved by way of a thorough and inclusive management style with the aim of minimising the Implementation Short ...[Read More]

Stream C: Buy-Side Only Round Table Cafés

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Moderated By:
Marcus Hooper
, Strategy Consultant, London Metal Exchange



Moderated By:

 Marcus Hooper
Marcus Hooper
Strategy Consultant
London Metal Exchange
With extensive experience in financial services including senior asset management trading roles, Marcus has worked in the fields of market microstructure and the deployment of electronic trading technologies. Having been actively involved in financial services industry working and advisory groups Marcus has made contributions in the areas of electr ...[Read More]

Stream A: New Technologies: TCA, SOR & OMS/EMS

2:00 PM DISCUSSION PANEL: Making smarter trading decisions in real time: What does this really mean?

Tom Doris, CEO, OTAS Technologies

Alun Cutler, Director of Product Management EMEA, Charles River Development

Stefan Hendrickx, Director, Ancoa Software

Julien Kockelkoren, Head Trading Execution, Capital Fund Management


evaluate market opportunities and act in real time. Benefi t from key technology providers debating how current technology can be applied correctly to provide the market with smarter trading capabilities.

» How to adapt trading processes considering the current market changes
» Understanding how research investments can really improve work fl ow processes
» The role of OMS and EMS in the search for alpha as part of the improved process
» Evolution of big data tools to manage increasing amounts of data and to make real time decisions
» Integrating these new tools and systems effi ciently through the whole investment cyclepractical insight
 Tom Doris
Tom Doris
CEO
OTAS Technologies
In a market generates increasing amounts of data, Tom, CEO and co-founder of OTAS Technologies, discusses how real-time microstructrure analytics and trading optimisation platforms can enhance decision making and improve performance for top global institutions and hedge funds worldwide. With previous experience with buy side firms and tier one sell ...[Read More]

 Alun Cutler
Alun Cutler
Director of Product Management EMEA
Charles River Development

 Stefan Hendrickx
Stefan Hendrickx
Director
Ancoa Software
Stefan Hendrickx is Founder and Executive Director of Ancoa, providers of contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy and sell-side firms. Stefan established Ancoa in 2010 to help financial institutions process and analyse large volumes of structured and unstructured data, generate alerts in real time whilst rea ...[Read More]

 Julien Kockelkoren
Julien Kockelkoren
Head Trading Execution
Capital Fund Management
Based in Paris, Capital Fund Management is specialised in developing trading strategies based on a global and quantitative approach to financial markets. As “Head of Execution” Julien supervises a team of 8 researchers that devise execution algorithms and perform transaction cost analysis. He has authored several papers on order book dynamics and ...[Read More]

Stream B: Next Generation Trading Strategies

How to execute global investment strategy to best prepare for international business opportunities

Chantal Brennan, Chief Investment Officer, Davy Asset Management



 Chantal Brennan
Chantal Brennan
Chief Investment Officer
Davy Asset Management
With efforts to role the current investment opportunities to a global level, Chantal discusses how her experience in raising asset and developing investment teams has enabled her to develop a business with over 3 billion euros in AUM and homes in on the product, strategy and operations factors that need to be considered to achieve this global growt ...[Read More]

Stream C: Buy-Side Only Round Table Cafés

Process Development for Best Execution

Neil Bond, Head Trader, Ardevora AM

Duncan Higgins, Head of Electronic Trading Sales, ITG

Matt Howell, Senior Trader, T. Rowe Price

There will be 3 round tables, each limited to 10 people per table. Each table is targeting challenges specific to AUM size.

ROUNDTABLE CAFÉS:
1)    How to improve desk efficiency with innovative workflow and communication structures
Matthew Howell, Senior Trader, T. Rowe Price
2)    Establishing effective order routing to brokers for best execution: A technical perspective
Duncan Higgins, Head, Electronic Trading Sales, ITG
3)    How to execute more controlled order routing internally for best execution 
Neil Bond, Head Trader, Ardevora Asset Management

 Neil Bond
Neil Bond
Head Trader
Ardevora AM
Neil is Head of Trading at Ardevora, where the investment process centres on a cognitive psychology approach to stock picking. His previous experience in the sell side and other technology firms, have provided him with extensive experience in trading in a mostly liquidity seeking style, taking full advantage of dark pools and stealth strategies, pr ...[Read More]

 Duncan Higgins
Duncan Higgins
Head of Electronic Trading Sales
ITG
Duncan is Director of the electronic sales group at ITG, and is focused on explaining the algorithmic execution, electronic liquidity access products and the Triton EMS to European clients. With his previous experience at the multi-lateral trading facility Turquoise, Duncan offers extensive industry experience on electronic execution and the intell ...[Read More]

 Matt Howell
Matt Howell
Senior Trader
T. Rowe Price
With a growing focus on leveraging technology internally to drive a more content driven trading desk, Matt evaluates how filtering and distributing information in an efficient and targeted fashion can drive improvements in communication internally and externally to make more collaborative and smart trading decisions. ...[Read More]

Stream A: New Technologies: TCA, SOR & OMS/EMS

2:20 PM Discussion Panel continued

Stream B: Next Generation Trading Strategies

DISCUSSION PANEL: How detrimental is HFT behavior and possible front running to the market?

Josh Levy, Managing Director, Tactical Asset Management

Huw Gronow, Director, Equities Trading, Principal Global Investors

Sandra Bramhoff, Senior Vice President, Market Development, Deutsche Börse AG

Josh Levy
Managing Director
Tactical Asset Management
Josh Levy is the Managing Director of Tactical Asset Management, a Foreign-Exchange investment advisory and algorithmic proprietary trading firm. Josh has extensive experience of using high frequency trading activity for trade prediction rather than arbitrage, and gives essential insight into how the market need to stop evaluating the frequency of ...[Read More]

 Huw Gronow
Huw Gronow
Director, Equities Trading
Principal Global Investors
As Director of Equity Trading at Principal Global Investors, company managing close to $500 billion in asset under management, Huw gives information on the evolution of equity trading in various international markets, including Europe, Africa and the Middle East, with a special focus on market rigging and high frequency trading activity in the sect ...[Read More]

 Sandra Bramhoff
Sandra Bramhoff
Senior Vice President, Market Development
Deutsche Börse AG
As an expert and responsible for the coordination of MiFID II Level 2 project for its cash market and other regulatory initiatives such as financial transaction tax and high frequency trading related topics, Sandra is extremely well place to discuss the impact of HFT behaviour on the market given her experience in managing major brokers/banks and h ...[Read More]

Stream C: Buy-Side Only Round Table Cafés

ROUNDTABLE CAFÉS continued

Stream A: New Technologies: TCA, SOR & OMS/EMS

2:40 PM DISCUSSION PANEL: Are current technological developments really allowing for better real time analysis, execution control and costs?

Claus Mose, Head, FX & Equities, Sparinvest

Philippe Buhannic, Chief Executive Officer, TradingScreen

Adrian Bradshaw, Senior Equity Dealer, Invesco Perpetual

Developments in TCA are a major industry focus, but do they live up to industry requirements? Discover, from two investment managers, how they are assessing current technologies and the factors they identifi ed to be major indicators of ROI for an organisation.

» Effectively matching data and evaluating it’s representation of the market
» How to effectively perform TCA and adhere to current good practice
» Current solutions and approaches to contextualized trading- how can this be achieved?
» Who actually looks at this information? Approaches to effective extraction of relevant data the correct information
» The role of TCA in dark pool moderation: How can this be implemented in practice?
» Being prepared for increased complexity in questions from clients and truly understanding the cost implications for the buy side
 Claus Mose
Claus Mose
Head, FX & Equities
Sparinvest
At Sparinvest, a Luxembourg-based internationally known value investor managing $12 billion, Claus is responsible for trading in global equities and foreign exchange. As execution performance is key, Claus is extensively exploiting TCA to analyse and measure trading partners as well as building proprietary models to optimize the use of a wide range ...[Read More]

 Philippe Buhannic
Philippe Buhannic
Chief Executive Officer
TradingScreen
Philippe has stayed on the forefront of global markets and financial technology for more than 30 years, in a career that has spanned executive management, technical, and marketing experience in international markets. Having founded TradingScreen in 1999, working to connect global sell-side participants and leading regional brokers to a common envir ...[Read More]

 Adrian Bradshaw
Adrian Bradshaw
Senior Equity Dealer
Invesco Perpetual

Stream B: Next Generation Trading Strategies

Discussion Panel continued

Stream C: Buy-Side Only Round Table Cafés

ROUNDTABLE CAFÉS continued

Stream D: Leader Think-Tank

Closed Door Buyside Think Tank

Melissa Tuttle, Portfolio Executive Vice President, PIMCO

David Miller, Head, EMEA Trading, Invesco

Gianluca Minieri, Executive Vice President, Pioneer Investment Management Ltd

Felix Mason, Managing Director, Blackrock

Moderated By:
Joe Mcgrath
, Editor, Asset International

Invite only closed door boardroom catering for discussions with 10-15 Global Heads of Trading- invite only. Topics will be decided closer to the time.

-    No press
-    Session write ups provided for those attending
NB- details on suggested topics on the more detailed agenda
Participants:
David Miller, Invesco Perpetual
Melissa Tuttle, PIMCO
Gianluca Minieri, Pioneer Investments Management
Simon Steward, Capital Group

Plus more
 Melissa Tuttle
Melissa Tuttle
Portfolio Executive Vice President
PIMCO
As one of the top 10 biggest AUM globally, PIMCO has diversified from fixed income and looking to expand into global equities. Melissa is a key part of making this happen. With equity offerings totaling $55 billion in AUM, Melissa’s new role includes managing day to day operations and performance oversight of PIMCO’s regional equity desk and staff ...[Read More]

 David Miller
David Miller
Head, EMEA Trading
Invesco
Number 17 in the top 20 global assets under management, David is responsible for all EMEA trading at Invesco Perpetual. He will offer insight and contribute on discussions to how current regulations are changing and evolving trading strategies for 2015. ...[Read More]

 Gianluca Minieri
Gianluca Minieri
Executive Vice President
Pioneer Investment Management Ltd
Gianluca oversees Pioneer Investments trading operations worldwide in Asia, the U.S.A. and Europe. He is also the London Branch Manager of Pioneer Investment Management Limited (PIML). With a core focus on building communication within the buy side community, Gianluca is looking to change how the buy side work together to help drive change and im ...[Read More]

 Felix Mason
Felix Mason
Managing Director
Blackrock
Felix is Managing Director and equity trader, and a member of BlackRock's London equity team and responsible for high touch execution. Coming from an organisation with the world's largest assets under management, Felix is well placed to contribute in discussions around developments in high touch execution in the European equity market, and with pre ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 Joe Mcgrath
Joe Mcgrath
Editor
Asset International
Joe joined Asset International at the beginning of 2015 from Dow Jones where he was Asset Management Editor at Financial News. He has written for a wide variety of titles including the Financial Times, The Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Independent. ...[Read More]

Stream A: New Technologies: TCA, SOR & OMS/EMS

3:00 PM Discussion Panel continued

Stream B: Next Generation Trading Strategies

Discussion Panel continued

Stream C: Buy-Side Only Round Table Cafés

ROUNDTABLE CAFÉS continued

Stream D: Leader Think-Tank

Head trader think tank continued

3:20 PM Afternoon Coffee and Networking

Stream A: New Technologies: TCA, SOR & OMS/EMS

4:00 PM DISCUSSION PANEL: Smarter order routing- What are the current market capabilities and where does the responsibility lie?

Julien Kockelkoren, Head Trading Execution, Capital Fund Management

Victor Lebreton, Managing Director, Quant Hedge

Julie Beecher, Independent Consultant, Independent Consultant

Taking greater control over your orders and being accountable for how they are routed, falls under new requirements from the FCA’s systemic review. These two key hedge funds discuss what technologies and processes need to be in place to ensure full compliance and improved execution.

» Overcoming challenges in order routing with the buys side and sell side and what current technologies are being developed to avoid confl ict of interests
» Developing your abilities to effectively allocate block trades in the market place
» The importance of time of trade in ensuring the trade at the right place and right time
» How can SOR provide the trader with real time information about where they are impacting their stock?
 Julien Kockelkoren
Julien Kockelkoren
Head Trading Execution
Capital Fund Management
Based in Paris, Capital Fund Management is specialised in developing trading strategies based on a global and quantitative approach to financial markets. As “Head of Execution” Julien supervises a team of 8 researchers that devise execution algorithms and perform transaction cost analysis. He has authored several papers on order book dynamics and ...[Read More]

 Victor Lebreton
Victor Lebreton
Managing Director
Quant Hedge
Victor Lebreton manages the strategies and the portfolio for Quant Hedge a prop-trading fund. His experience in developing electronic trading platforms, and quantitative trading allows him to discuss how systemic and algorithmic trading can assist towards investment research, and act as a tool towards more controlled and smarter trading. ...[Read More]

Julie Beecher
Independent Consultant
Independent Consultant
As a founding member of an early stage mover in the European hedge fund market place, Julie was a multi asset class trader for eleven years working closely with the senior fund managers. Her trading experience ranges from illiquid frontier equity markets to the most liquid instruments. She subsequently was a founding partner of a successful agency ...[Read More]

Stream B: Next Generation Trading Strategies

DISCUSSION PANEL: How to define and quantify the toxicity of venues and its market impact

Neil Bond, Head Trader, Ardevora AM

Rudolf Siebel, Managing Director, BVI Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management

David Miller, Head, EMEA Trading, Invesco

As trading environments become more complex, how can investment managers make sure trading is conducted in a cost-effi cient, non-confl icted manner? Discover what mechanisms are available to ensure effi ciency and speed in this increasingly confl icted market.

» The reality of a winning venue toxicity formula: Has it arrived?
» How to effectively measure and evaluate the effect of venue toxicity
» How much is really down to the venue on dark pool trading
» What needs to be done in the future to have more control over order routes from the buy side, sell side, regulators and venue perspectives?
 Neil Bond
Neil Bond
Head Trader
Ardevora AM
Neil is Head of Trading at Ardevora, where the investment process centres on a cognitive psychology approach to stock picking. His previous experience in the sell side and other technology firms, have provided him with extensive experience in trading in a mostly liquidity seeking style, taking full advantage of dark pools and stealth strategies, pr ...[Read More]

 Rudolf Siebel
Rudolf Siebel
Managing Director
BVI Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management
As Managing Director of BVI, the German asset management and fund industry trade association, Rudolf is responsible for legal and regulatory affairs, fund industry standards, and market research. He represents the interest of the German financial industry and acts as the voice for discussing German and EU investment fund and asset management law an ...[Read More]

 David Miller
David Miller
Head, EMEA Trading
Invesco
Number 17 in the top 20 global assets under management, David is responsible for all EMEA trading at Invesco Perpetual. He will offer insight and contribute on discussions to how current regulations are changing and evolving trading strategies for 2015. ...[Read More]

Stream C: Developments in Trading Latency

DISCUSSION PANEL: The need for speed- Is it really needed in the current market?

Francois Bonnin, Chief Executive Officer, John Locke Investments

Josh Levy, Managing Director, Tactical Asset Management

Stephane Leroy, Vice President,Real Time Solutions, S&P Capital IQ

Gil Tene, CTO & Co-Founder, Azul Systems

Moderated By:
Rebecca Healey
, Senior Analyst, TABB Group

Is speed really needed in the current equity market? This session delves into what impact the quest for high speed trades has had on market liquidity. Walkaway with key takeaway strategies to help improve liquidity and market access.

» Discovering what really needs to be done to stop the race for speed and how has this really impacted the current market
» Evaluating how speed has reduced liquidity in the market through encouragement of ghost trades
» Implementing ways to increase transparency of trades via frequent batch auctions: How can these assist and how do they work in practice to increase liquidty?
 Francois Bonnin
Francois Bonnin
Chief Executive Officer
John Locke Investments

Josh Levy
Managing Director
Tactical Asset Management
Josh Levy is the Managing Director of Tactical Asset Management, a Foreign-Exchange investment advisory and algorithmic proprietary trading firm. Josh has extensive experience of using high frequency trading activity for trade prediction rather than arbitrage, and gives essential insight into how the market need to stop evaluating the frequency of ...[Read More]

 Stephane Leroy
Stephane Leroy
Vice President,Real Time Solutions
S&P Capital IQ
As a successful business entrepreneur and visionary for the algorithmic trading market, Stephane was instrumental in taking QuantHouse from its early stages to a global eight-digit revenue business helping more than 120 clients around the world execute highly advanced Algo-Trading solutions within 5 years. This lead to a successful acquisition in 2 ...[Read More]

 Gil Tene
Gil Tene
CTO & Co-Founder
Azul Systems
Gil has been involved with virtual machine technologies for the past 20 years and has been building Java technology-based products since 1995. Gil pioneered Azul's Continuously Concurrent Compacting Collector (C4), Java Virtualisation, Elastic Memory, and various managed runtime and systems stack technologies that combine to deliver the industry's ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 Rebecca Healey
Rebecca Healey
Senior Analyst
TABB Group
A recognized thought leader in market structure, regulatory reform and financial trading technology, Rebecca is an independent research analyst focusing on new technical solutions to answer the complex challenges the financial service industry now faces. A European Consultant for TABB Group since March 2011, Rebecca has authored an expanding catalo ...[Read More]

Stream D

Exclusive Buy Side Heads of Trading drinks reception- invite only

Stream A: New Technologies: TCA, SOR & OMS/EMS

4:40 PM Using real time TCA for improved routing logic and execution venue analysis

Eirik Hauge, Head Of Trading, DNB BANK ASA

As Head of Trading at one of the largest Nordic asset managers and with over 60 billion euro of AUM, Eirik is responsible for all equity trading globally. With a current focus on evaluating current broker relationships and establishing effective processes to best analyse
data generated, he explains how developing an in-house TCA tool can help trade-to-trade and venue analysis for more educated trade decisions.

» Evaluating the application for real time TCA on an increased basis to better monitor and fi nesse the trade
» Applications of TCA in dark pool moderation and deciphering market reaction to specifi c traders
» Success of assessing outliers with broker data and having more control on order routing and venue choice
» Automating the broker selection process dependent on post trade analysis to remove subjection from traders
 Eirik Hauge
Eirik Hauge
Head Of Trading
DNB BANK ASA
As Head of Trading at one of the largest Nordic asset managers and with over 60 billion euro of AUM, Eirik is responsible for all equity trading globally. With a current focus on evaluating current broker relationships, and establishing effective processes to best analyse data generated, he is able to explain how developing an in house TCA tool can ...[Read More]

Stream B: Next Generation Trading Strategies

The evolution of the sell side/buy side relationship for improved trading in small and mid caps

Philip Bille, Executive Director, Dealing Desk, Petercam

Philip is in charge of the Equity Broker Review process, the relationship with the sell-side and market structure related topics. With over 20 years experience in small and mid-cap equities, both on the sell-side and the buy-side, he is in a unique position to shed light on how these two parts of the market are currently evolving in small to mid cap trades.

» Identifying key information and tags that need to be reported and strategies to ensure compliance from the sell side: Broker review implications
» Evaluating touch points that need to be developed within organisations to drive better information exchange, improved trading and better use of capital
» Assessing high touch vs low touch technology and current applications
» Assessment processes for monitoring cost vs value in brokers
 Philip Bille
Philip Bille
Executive Director, Dealing Desk
Petercam
Philip Bille is Executive Director of Petercam and Head of the Dealing Desk. He is in charge of the Equity Broker Review process, the relationship with the sell-side and the market structure related topics. With over 20 year experience in small and mid-cap equities, both on the sell-side and the buy-side, he is in a unique position to discuss how t ...[Read More]

Stream C: Developments in Trading Latency

FIRE SIDE CHAT: Innovations in technology and how it can drive improvements in trading

Ralph Achkar, Capital Markets Product Director, Colt Technology Services

Lutz Kalthoff, Director – Head of European Cash Equity Trading, Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH

This dynamic interview with leading buy side organisation T.Rowe Price, delves into the evolving relationship between technology and trading. This session looks at how the buy side have been approaching new technology and strategy and what lessons could be learned from their successes and failures. The discussion will cover different approaches and technologies that are helping T Rowe gain a competitive edge and improving the trading desk’s service to internal and external clients.

» How can this work organisationally? What are the fi rst steps?
» Gaining the right information on what really needs to be improved and prioritised
» How to shift the mindset from short term to long term technology investments?
Ralph Achkar
Capital Markets Product Director
Colt Technology Services
Ralph is responsible for the global product portfolio and its expansion across services and geographies. A regular commentator on the Asia and FX markets, Ralph joined Colt when low latency market data specialist MarketPrizm was acquired in 2011. Previously Ralph worked at Turquoise as co-head of sales and Citigroup as a VP in Markets and Securitie ...[Read More]

Lutz Kalthoff
Director – Head of European Cash Equity Trading
Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH

Stream D

Drinks Reception continued

5:00 PM INTERVIEW with IEX: We need better referees- The role and responsibility of market centers

Ronan Ryan, CSO, IEX

Frank Loughlin, Global Co-Head, Equity Trading, Alliance Bernstein

This is a do not miss session where Frank interviews the Chief Strategic Offi cer of the US dark pool IEX, Ronan Ryan, on the future developments that lies ahead. With extensive experience in the fi nancial services industry and networking infrastructure, Ronan discusses IEX’s efforts to restore trust ito the stock market, in a market where computerised HFT activity is still a concern for market rigging. This interviews delves into how they are going to improve their current platform and insight into what we can expect for 2015.
 Ronan Ryan
Ronan Ryan
CSO
IEX
With extensive experience in the financial services industry and networking infrastructure, Ronan discusses the fascinating story of IEX, their efforts to restore trust to the stock market, in a market where computerised HFT activity is still a concern for market rigging. Ronan will also explain IEX’s future efforts to further develop tactics to c ...[Read More]

 Frank Loughlin
Frank Loughlin
Global Co-Head, Equity Trading
Alliance Bernstein
As Global Co-Head of Equity Trading, Frank overseas global equity trading activity at Alliance Bernstein and responsible for adhering to the current regulations and legislative changes that are impacting the current market. With close to $500 billion assets under management, Frank has expertise in understanding and overseeing client facing initiat ...[Read More]

5:20 PM TradeTech Europe 2015 Cocktail Reception

As part of the formal conference you’re invited to join us on Tuesday 14th April, for our themed try our cocktail reception. This reception is open to all attendees, situated in the exhibition area. We hope you can join us at for this perfect opportunity to make new contacts and catch up with old friends.
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