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14 - 15 April, 2015

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

15th April- Best execution and new market opportunities

Key Topics to be discussed on 14th April include:

  • Does the silver bullet for block trading exist?
  • Evaluating the future of crossing networks and the role of venues in assisting best execution
  • Expanding your portfolio into new asset classes
  • Germany - How can you make the most of current partnerships to gain a greater market share?
  • Analysing smart order routing conflicts and gaining more control of exectuion
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8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

9:10 AM Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Robert Kay, Head, Surveys and Research, Asset International


Robert Kay
Head, Surveys and Research
Asset International

9:20 AM Keynote Guest Speaker

Sir Jonathan Evans of Weardale, ex- Director-General, MI5 and Non-Executive Director, HSBC, HSBC

As the former director-general of the UK’s Security Service, MI5, where he spent 33 years focusing on international and domestic counter-terrorism and cyber-threats and as a previous member of the Prime Minister’s National Security Council, Jonathan offers insight on governance of systemic threats, cyber security and digital espionage. In his current role as an Independent Non-Executive Director at HSBC, he is in a unique position to draw on his experience of approaches to data security within the public service and the fi nancial sector.
Sir Jonathan Evans of Weardale
Sir Jonathan Evans of Weardale
ex- Director-General, MI5 and Non-Executive Director, HSBC
HSBC
As the former director-general of the UK's Security Service, MI5, where he spent 33 years focusing on international and domestic counter-terrorism and cyber-threats and as a previous member of the Prime Minister’s National Security Council, Jonathan offers insight on governance of systemic threats, cyber security and digital espionage. With his cur ...[Read More]

Dark Pool Activity and Searching for Liquidity
10:00 AM ALL STAR PANEL: How will MiFID II impact dark pool trading and liquidity in 2015?

Markus Ferber, Member, European Parliament

Fabio Braga, Senior Associate - Trading Venues Policy, Financial Conduct Authority

Per Loven, Head of Corporate Strategy and Product Management, Liquidnet

Mark Hemsley, Chief Executive Officer, BATS Chi-X Europe

Brian Schwieger, Head of Equities, London Stock Exchange

Moderated By:
Robert Kay
, Head, Surveys and Research, Asset International

Don’t miss this powerful discussion addressing the impending MiFID II regulation and it’s impact on equity trading. Discover how all market participants are preparing for this change, implementing strategies to ensure compliance and developing solutions to ensure market stability and liquidity.

» Insight into how to best comply and key factors to consider for new dark pool structures
» Feedback on European caps for dark pool trading and the expected changes to order routing
» How will these caps be executed, managed and controlled in reality
» Evaluating alpha generation through dark pools, liquidity impact and improvements on fragmentation
» Economic confl icts of who are in the dark pools, how many and who is/should be allowed- the role of the venue
 Markus Ferber
Markus Ferber
Member
European Parliament
Markus is a critical voice on the current draft and adoption of the new regulation MiFID II. Integral to discussions between the European Parliament and European Council, Markus provides essential clarification of the guidelines, what is expected to be implemented and how this should be reported, with a special focus on high-frequency trading (HFT) ...[Read More]

 Fabio Braga
Fabio Braga
Senior Associate - Trading Venues Policy
Financial Conduct Authority
Fabio is in charge of the FCA policy for MTFs and systematic internalisers, mainly focusing on transparency and market structure. He is currently working on the MiFID review and he is part of the ESMA Task Force on Transparency and Trading Obligation, which was created to carry out ESMA’s responsibilities on implementing measures under MiFID II. H ...[Read More]

 Per Loven
Per Loven
Head of Corporate Strategy and Product Management
Liquidnet
As the driver of corporate strategy and products for Liquidnet, Per oversees the strategic initiatives for developing the Institutional electronic block trading network in EMEA. With a current focus on developing relationships with liquidity partners, analysts, regulators and vendors, Per looks at how their products can really engage the buy side i ...[Read More]

 Mark Hemsley
Mark Hemsley
Chief Executive Officer
BATS Chi-X Europe
Mark Hemsley is chief executive officer of BATS Chi-X Europe, the largest pan-European equities exchange and the European arm of BATS Global Markets. Under his leadership, BATS Chi-X Europe became a Recognised Investment Exchange (RIE) in May 2013, strengthening the company’s European leadership position in market structure, technology and innovati ...[Read More]

 Brian Schwieger
Brian Schwieger
Head of Equities
London Stock Exchange
Brian is responsible for all aspects of the secondary markets business for equities, including Business and Product development and Marketing. As a member of the Equities and Derivatives Management Committee, Brian is also involved with the Exchange’s strategy across Turquoise and Derivatives markets. With experience at leading global banks in tra ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

Robert Kay
Head, Surveys and Research
Asset International

10:50 AM ALL STAR PANEL: Does the silver bullet for block trading exist?

Mike Bellaro, Global Head of Equity Trading, Deutsche Bank

Christoph Hock, Head Of Trading, Union Investment

Chris Marsh, Managing Director, Credit Suisse

Damien Vanderwilt, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Moderated By:
Joe Mcgrath
, Editor, Asset International

Neil Bond, Head Trader, Ardevora AM

It is hugely important for investors to trade in blocks to reduce market impact and associated transaction and execution costs that benefi t the end-client. However, how can this be done in a manner that all parties trust eachother, and are there good electronic block solutions to assist?

» Effectively trading in blocks in a market that increasingly favours electronic trades: The rise of electronic block matching dimensions
» Convincing internal advocates to commit capital for block trades and developing risk price strategies
» Development of indication of interest (IOIs) and improvements in reliability
» Evaluating the current efforts by venues and brokers to accommodate and help drive block trades in the market: The potential to maintain liquidity through electronic, high touch and portfolio routes
 Mike Bellaro
Mike Bellaro
Global Head of Equity Trading
Deutsche Bank
Mike has a core focus on technology innovations for improved execution globally. He is currently in developing and further educating his trading desk on market structure and risk management as well as implementing an innovative sector trading approach. By encouraging portfolio construction, Mike looks to improve intellectual capital on the trading ...[Read More]

 Christoph Hock
Christoph Hock
Head Of Trading
Union Investment
Newly appointed as the Head of Trading at Union Investment Institutional, one of Europe’s leading asset managers, Christoph manages trading activities for the entire portfolio including cash equities, listed and OTC derivatives, funds and ETFs and especially for the equity side in currencies and securities lending, with extensive experience in por ...[Read More]

 Chris Marsh
Chris Marsh
Managing Director
Credit Suisse
As Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Equities division, Chris is responsible for AES Product development and Trading in Europe. With experience in creating and trading specialised equity derivatives and a strong background in trading system control, Chris is in a strong position to discuss Credit Suisse's approach and capabilities for block ...[Read More]

 Damien Vanderwilt
Damien Vanderwilt
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs
Damien is co-head of EMEA One Delta Execution Services and head of EMEA and International Sales Trading across channels. He is responsible for the Program Trading, Global Institutional (Cross Asset) and Synthetic Products Group Sales Trading, and a member of the Equities Best Execution Committee. ...[Read More]

 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]

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]

11:30 AM Refreshments and Networking in the Exhibition Hall

12:10 PM The ongoing evolution of EU Financial Markets- Future plans for a capital markets union

Konstantinos Botopoulos, Chairman MISC Committee, member of the Management Board, ESMA

 Konstantinos Botopoulos
Konstantinos Botopoulos
Chairman MISC Committee, member of the Management Board
ESMA
As a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and chairman of the ESMA Market Integrity Standing Committee (MISC), Kostas plays a key part in the regulatory dealing with cooperation, exchange of information and market surveillance in the capital market. Playing an active part in ESMA’s efforts regarding commission unbundling, ...[Read More]

12:25 PM INTERVIEW: Debunking Flash Boys - A true industry perspective on HFT

Peter Kovac, Author, Flash Boys: Not So Fast

Richard Balarkas, CEO, Quendon Consulting


 Peter Kovac
Peter Kovac
Author
Flash Boys: Not So Fast
Peter is the author of Flash Boys: Not So Fast, which debunks the claim that our global equities markets have been systemically “rigged.” Drawing upon his expertise in compliance and regulatory policy from his tenure as COO of the global multi-asset market-making firms EWT & Madison Tyler from 2004-2011, Peter presents a clear-headed view of today’ ...[Read More]

 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]

Best Execution Strategies
12:50 PM ALL STAR PANEL: Evaluating the future of crossing networks and the role of venues in assisting best execution

Martin Henning, Head of Trade Execution Services, BNY Mellon

Brian Pomraning, Head of EMEA Equities Execution Services, JP Morgan

Adam Toms, CEO, Instinet Europe

With impending changes to the crossing network model and limitations on execution prices in dark pools, what other venues are emerging, and how will these cope with order fl ow? Discover from key traders what impact these changes have on their trading strategies and execution.

» Evaluation of current cross border and territory regulations and what currently can and can’t be done
» How can cross network trading be normalised?
» Insight in the regulatory bottlenecks for cross network trading and how to best overcome these
» Will cross trading disappear: Overview of key alternative models to cross trading
 Martin Henning
Martin Henning
Head of Trade Execution Services
BNY Mellon
With BNY Mellon ranking 6th in the world’s largest global asset managers, Martin is responsible for improving and driving execution strategies in trading. With a current focus on developing into multi asset trading including FX and fixed income, Martin discusses how one of the world’s largest investment managers can establish process and capabiliti ...[Read More]

 Brian Pomraning
Brian Pomraning
Head of EMEA Equities Execution Services
JP Morgan

 Adam Toms
Adam Toms
CEO
Instinet Europe

1:30 PM Lunch

Stream A: Opportunities in Developed and Emerging Markets

2:30 PM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Rebecca Healey, Senior Analyst, TABB Group

 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 B: Next Generation Trading Strategies

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Moderated By:
Julia Streets
, Chief Executive Officer, Streets Consulting

Moderated By:

 Julia Streets
Julia Streets
Chief Executive Officer
Streets Consulting
Julia Streets is the founder & CEO of Streets Consulting representing a wide range of financial services and technology firms from right across the capital markets. 
Her career has included senior executive positions at Atos Euronext Market Solutions and Instinet Europe.   A fintech and tech evangelist, Julia is a SWIFT Innotribe judge, Acc
...[Read More]

Stream C: Interactive Sessions

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Stream A: Opportunities in Developed and Emerging Markets

2:40 PM DISCUSSION PANEL: Russia: How to gain a foothold on the market by developing key market relations

Tim McCarthy, Managing Director, Co-CIO, Head, International Investment Management, VTB Capital Investment Management

Andrey Shemetov, Deputy CEO, Moscow Exchange

Tim Bevan, Managing Director & Head of International Sales, BCS Prime Brokerage Limited

Serge Alexandre, Head of DMA Sales, Otkritie Securities

Matthew Cousens, Co-Head AES European Sales, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd

Moderated By:
Rebecca Healey
, Senior Analyst, TABB Group

  • Understanding the major market differences in trading practice from Europe to Russia
  • Approaches to developments in market knowledge cost effectively: Offshore expertise or build internally
  • Evaluating what type of stocks are available in these markets
  • Understanding what brokers and connections are available and how can these relationships be made and developed
  • Insight into key trading regulations and how to ensure the best understanding of the market
  • Gaining a true understanding on the restrictions on the currency
  • Trading local equities vs depository receipts: unveiling liquidity breakdown and holding structure
 Tim McCarthy
Tim McCarthy
Managing Director, Co-CIO, Head, International Investment Management
VTB Capital Investment Management
As Co-CIO at VTB Capital Investment Management, and with extensive experience in portfolio management for both long-only and long/short equity and fixed-income funds in the Russia and CIS markets, Tim discusses essential know-how for trading in the Russian and CIS market and how to capitalise on the current and future investment possibilities. ...[Read More]

 Andrey Shemetov
Andrey Shemetov
Deputy CEO
Moscow Exchange
Andrey Shemetov has held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board at Moscow Exchange since November 12, 2012. Until June 25, 2013, he occupied the post of Member of the Company's Supervisory Board. In 2008 he headed ATON LLC, which is a part of ATON Group. Mr. Shemetov graduated from State University of Management with a specialty in ...[Read More]

 Tim Bevan
Tim Bevan
Managing Director & Head of International Sales
BCS Prime Brokerage Limited

 Serge Alexandre
Serge Alexandre
Head of DMA Sales
Otkritie Securities
Leading the Electronic Trading and Prime Brokerage sales effort at Otkritie Capital International Ltd, one of the most active brokerage company for on exchange traded Russian instruments, Serge is involved in designing new products to keep OCIL ahead of curve and provide an easy access to the Russian financial markets to international clients. ...[Read More]

 Matthew Cousens
Matthew Cousens
Co-Head AES European Sales
Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd
As Director and Co-Head of Sales EMEA for the Advanced Execution Services Group (AES) of Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Division, Matthew is responsible for sales, marketing, and distribution of AES products and services across the region. His experience incorporates running the European Broker Dealer business for AES which saw compound growth ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

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 B: Next Generation Trading Strategies

DISCUSSION PANEL: Challenging the impact of increasing market data fees and ensuring transparency in the industry

Frederic Surry, Head of Equities and Convertibles Investments, BNP Paribas Investment Partners

Giovanni Beliossi, Managin Director, Auriel Capital

Larry Tabb, Chief Executive Officer, TABB Group

Is controlling the increasing market data costs really improving transparency in the market? Benchmark against a global investment manager and a boutique hedge fund to learn how you can ensure minimal impact on your business yet ensure maintained quality of market data.

» Predictions of how changes in market data fees will drive improved transparency in the industry
» Understand what controls will be in place to ensure transparency, maintain data quality and control revenues
» Impact on fi nancial bottom line for buy side
» Insight into what is commercially viable and acceptable for data providers and venues
 Frederic Surry
Frederic Surry
Head of Equities and Convertibles Investments
BNP Paribas Investment Partners
Frédéric Surry is responsible for the equity and convertible bond portfolio management teams within BNP Paribas Investment Partners’ distribution business line. He is the Chairman of the Association Française de Gestion‘s (AFG) working group “liquidity and market mechanisms” and also active within the European Fund and Asset Management Association ...[Read More]

 Giovanni Beliossi
Giovanni Beliossi
Managin Director
Auriel Capital
Giovanni has responsibilities as Managing Partner and heading up the portfolio management and trading at the UK based Hedge Fund, Auriel Capital. With a current focus on how the regulatory changes are impacting the market structure, and how to best prepare for changes on crossing networks, he shares his experience and the current efforts for disclo ...[Read More]

 Larry Tabb
Larry Tabb
Chief Executive Officer
TABB Group
As CEO and Founder of the financial markets’ research and strategic advisory firm focused exclusively on capital markets, TABB Group, Larry has extensive insight in the challenges of the whole market chain, including the fiduciary, investment manager, broker, exchange and custodian. He offers essential data and market research on conflicts within t ...[Read More]

Stream C: Interactive Sessions

ROUNDTABLE CAFÉS: Expanding your portfolio into new asset classes

Victor Lebreton, Managing Director, Quant Hedge

Lee Sanders, Head of FX Execution, FX, Fixed Income & CDS Trader, AXA Investment Management

Christoph Hock, Head Of Trading, Union Investment

Table 1: Fixed Income   (Lee Sanders, Head, FX and FI Dealing, AXA Investment Managers)
Table 2: FX (Victor Lebreton, Managing Director, Quant Hedge)   
Table 3: Equity Futures   (Christoph Hock, Head, Trading, Union Investment)


 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]

 Lee Sanders
Lee Sanders
Head of FX Execution, FX, Fixed Income & CDS Trader
AXA Investment Management
As head of Execution FX/MM and UK and Asia Fixed Income trading at AXA Investment Managers, Lee provides insight on how to successfully prepare and gain knowledge needed to move from equity trading into FX and FI trading. With experience in developing electronic systems and overseeing TCA activities, he offers essential insight on how to trade and ...[Read More]

 Christoph Hock
Christoph Hock
Head Of Trading
Union Investment
Newly appointed as the Head of Trading at Union Investment Institutional, one of Europe’s leading asset managers, Christoph manages trading activities for the entire portfolio including cash equities, listed and OTC derivatives, funds and ETFs and especially for the equity side in currencies and securities lending, with extensive experience in por ...[Read More]

Stream A: Opportunities in Developed and Emerging Markets

3:20 PM How to build valuable and necessary relationships when accessing the Turkish market

Ercan Güner, General Manager, Fokus Asset Management

- Evaluating the role of the brokerage compared to other market brokerages: Execution - Connections that the Turkish exchange have with other venues for improved European - Using DMA in the Turkish market and how this route has altered the types of assets traded
 Ercan Güner
Ercan Güner
General Manager
Fokus Asset Management
With experience from both a bank-owned Asset Manager (HSBC Asset Management), and now General Manager at an independent Fund Manager in Turkey, Fokus Asset Management, Ercan has experience in both fund managing and trading, something unique in the Turkish market. He introduced a new investment strategy to the Turkish investment market, where he com ...[Read More]

Stream B: Next Generation Trading Strategies

What is next for the Nordics?

Eirik Hauge, Head Of Trading, DNB BANK ASA

To capitilise on the potential of the Nordic market, this interactive discussion panel offers you direct insight from the largest Nordic asset manager on how to tackle the ever changing dynamics in this region, evaluate the impact of the domestic reforms on business strategies, examine deal fl ows and expansion and growth opportunities.

» What types of services can be bought through CSA agreements? By what means do asset managers need to prove the relevance of bought research?
» Understanding the role of technology in facilitating CSA implementation and what are the alternatives to these type of agreements
» Preparing for future implications of increased CSA penetration in the Nordic research market for both the buy and sell side
» Investor opportunities and practical examples of how the exchange can assist
 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 C: Interactive Sessions

ROUNDTABLE CAFÉS continued

3:40 PM Afternoon Refreshment and Networking in the Exhibition Hall

4:10 PM How to captilise on the rapid growth of the Sub-Saharan African market

Ayo Salami, Cheif Investment Officer, Duet Africa, Duet Group

Ayo has been an integral part of developing the new Africa investment arm of Duet Group, with AUM of ~£500 million.. With a specifi c focus on Eastern and Western Africanmarkets, he has been involved in researching African equity markets and played a key role in equity capital markets activity.

» Evaluating what type of stocks are available in these markets
» Understanding what brokers and connections are available and how can these relationships be made and developed
» Insight into key trading regulations and how to ensure the best understanding of the market rules including costs and fees
» Gaining a true understanding on the restrictions on the currency
 Ayo Salami
Ayo Salami
Cheif Investment Officer, Duet Africa
Duet Group
As CIO of Duet Africa, Ayo has been an integral part of developing the new Africa investment arm of Duet Group, with AUM of ~£500 million.. With a specific focus on Eastern and Western African markets, he has been involved in researching African equity markets and played a key role in equity capital markets activity and the successful marketing of ...[Read More]

4:30 PM Germany- How can you make the most of current partnerships to gain a greater market share

Christoph Hock, Head Of Trading, Union Investment

From one of Europe’s leading asset managers, Christoph manages trading activities for the entire portfolio including cash equities, listed and OTC derivatives, funds and ETFs and especially for the equity side in currencies and securities lending, with extensive experience in portfolio management and trading. This interactive session allows you to find solutions to the key challenges and new trading opportunities in the German market,

» Insight into the current state of the market regarding investment opportunities
» Understanding the current state of play for investment banks and the impact of current restructuring
» Better understanding the German equity market regarding liquidity, risk and return
» Investor opportunities and practical examples of how the exchange can assist
 Christoph Hock
Christoph Hock
Head Of Trading
Union Investment
Newly appointed as the Head of Trading at Union Investment Institutional, one of Europe’s leading asset managers, Christoph manages trading activities for the entire portfolio including cash equities, listed and OTC derivatives, funds and ETFs and especially for the equity side in currencies and securities lending, with extensive experience in por ...[Read More]

4:45 PM Analysing smart order routing conflicts and gaining more control of execution

Larry Tabb, Chief Executive Officer, TABB Group

Larry shares his unbiased insight in the challenges of the global equity market players. He offers you essential data and market research on confl icts that currently exist within the market and insight on best execution for all market participants.

» Overcoming operational challenges with migrating various platforms to a single platform: Dealing with varying team skill sets and ensuring unifi ed input
» Ensuring clients are signed into the platform to prevent additional costs for onward redirecting of orders
» Evaluating technical challenges and current tools for monitoring best execution
 Larry Tabb
Larry Tabb
Chief Executive Officer
TABB Group
As CEO and Founder of the financial markets’ research and strategic advisory firm focused exclusively on capital markets, TABB Group, Larry has extensive insight in the challenges of the whole market chain, including the fiduciary, investment manager, broker, exchange and custodian. He offers essential data and market research on conflicts within t ...[Read More]

5:00 PM Close of Conference- See you again next year

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