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EMEA Trading Conference 2015

08:15

Event registration

08:40

Event welcome: FIX Trading Community

08:55 Keynote speaker - Robert Guest, US Editor, The Economist

09:40

Keynote presentation - Edwin Schooling Latter, Head of Markets Infrastructure and Policy, the Financial Conduct Authority

10:00

Changes of market infrastructure

As regulatory reform changes the face of Europe’s market infrastructure a number of questions are raised. A panel of cross-asset experts will discuss:

- How will the changes be implemented?
- How rapidly do they expect things to change – what will be in place for Jan 2017?
- Is Liquidity important? What is European Commissions view of secondary markets and liquidity in general?
- What are the biggest challenges for the financial markets?
- What flexibility will there be around MiFID II?

Moderator:
Nikki Beattie, 
CEO, Market Structure Partners

Panellists:
 - Mark Hemsley, EMEA Chair, Listed Products & Exchanges Committee, FIX Trading Community, Chief Executive OfficerBATS Chi- X Europe
 - Stephen McGoldrick, Co-Chair EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, Director, Market Structure, Deutsche Bank
 - Edwin Schooling Latter, Head of Markets Infrastructure and Policy, the Financial Conduct Authority

10:30

Morning break

 

Business stream 1

Business stream 2 Technical stream

Educational stream

11:00

Regulatory change - What should we be focusing on?

As brokers are told to sharpen their focus on best execution, this raises a couple of questions that need addressing:

- What is the scope of best execution?
- How should we monitor best execution?
- What are your business practices for exception management?
- What are the conflicts of interest flowing from internalisation?

Moderator: 
Richard Balarkas, Director, FIX Trading Community, DirectorQuendon Consulting

Panellists:

 - Rob Boardman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, EMEAITG
 - Chris Marsh, Head of AES Europe,  Credit Suisse

Dr Christian Voigt, Senior Regulatory Adviser, Fidessa
 


Sourcing liquidity in the credit markets: How to improve secondary market efficiency

The structure of the fixed income market is undergoing dramatic changes brought on by regulations such as Dodd-Frank, MiFID II, Basel III and uncertainty surrounding the future has highlighted liquidity constraints. This panel will discuss:

- Why has liquidity dried up in the credit markets?
- What is the market doing to bring back liquidity?
- How can we source liquidity efficiently in a fragmented market?

Moderator:
Peter Lee, Editorial Director, Euromoney

Panellists:
 - Niall Cameron, Head of Markets, EMEAHSBC Bank plc
 - Sassan Danesh, EMEA Chair, OTC Products Committee and Co-Chair Global Fixed Income Committee, FIX Trading Community, Managing Partner, Etrading Software Ltd
 - Lee Saunders, Head of Exectuion FX & MM and UK & Asia Fixed Income TradingAXA Investment Managers 

FIX family of standards

This session will explore how, over the past 12 months, the FIX Trading Community Global Technical Committee has looked at the business challenges impacting the trading community and developed technical solutions to address them.

Join to discuss how FIX Trading Community's working groups will continue to develop technical functionalities to support business needs over the coming year.

In addition this session will look into FIX Capabilities for regulatory reporting.

Presenter:

  • Kevin Houstoun, Chairman and Founder, Rapid Addition

AsiaPac update – What does the EMEA region need to know?

One of the biggest projects in the AsiaPac region in 2014 saw the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect project, developed by members of the FIX Trading Community in partnership with ASIFMA. This project should bring efficiency to the market, reduce complexity and help the buy-side, sell-side and vendors manage cost and operational risk

Join this session to hear further information on the project and other news coming out of the region.

Presenter: 

  • Rob Laible, Co-Chair Asia Pacific Regional Committee, FIX Trading Community, Global Execution & Quantitative Services, Liquidnet

11:45

How will unbundling affect the traditional research workflow model?

Proposed changes in MiFID II / MiFIR will likely prohibit the provision of research paid for by trading commissions which could have a significant impact on asset managers. This session will explore:

- Should all fund managers do their own research?
- What is the real role of sales, distribution or content?
- Will research providers consolidate?
- How should research be valued and what is the right price?

Moderator:
Chris Hall, Consulting Editor, The TRADE

Panellists: 
 - Michael Parslow, Director, Head of EMEA Commission SharingCredit Suisse
 - Richard Semark, Managing Director - Equities Execution Client Relationship Management, UBS
 - Arjun Singh-Muchelle, Senior Adviser, Regulatory Affairs (Institutional & Capital Markets)The Investment Management Association
 - Roland Spurr, Vice President, Equities Business ManagerAlliance Bernstein

From SEFs to OTFs: How will MiFID II impact the OTC derivatives trading landscape?

Join this session to explore the shifts taking place in the OTC derivatives landscape. Discussion points will include:

- Market reaction to the arrival of electronic trading in swaps
- Expectations for Europe
- Lessons Europe should learn from the US experience
- Role of swap futures in the new market structure

Moderator:
Sassan DaneshCo-Chair Global Fixed Income Committee, FIX Trading Community, Managing Partner, Etrading Software Ltd

Panellists: 
- Steve Hall, Managing Director,Tradeweb

- James Della Porta, European Head of Fixed Income E-Distribution, Barclays
  - Dan Marcus, Global Head of Strategy and Business Development, Tradition

 - Ciaran O'Flynn, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, Global Co-Head of Fixed Income Electronic TradingMorgan Stanley

Implementing FIX – Where can I find the online resources?

FIX Trading Community™ activities span a wide range of technical capabilities and disciplines impacting every aspect of electronic trading and the trade life-cycle.

This session will provide guidance on the best place to find the specifications, recommended implementation guidelines, information, tools and other online resources to help you effectively understand and use the various standards, protocols and tools.

Presenter:

  • Lucas Fowler, Director, MACD

West Africa is the latest region to adopt FIX

With 22 countries, some 300m people and an average growth rate of 5%, the potential of the Capital Market for Africa's most integrated sub region is now being actualised. Exchanges in this sub region are investing in market development and technology to improve market access and drive participation and engagement in their Capital Markets.

Smartphones, inter-continental submarine fibre cables, metropolitan networks and broadband connectivity options are enhancing market access between these Exchanges and their investing communities at an unprecedented pace.

Join this panel, comprising of key players (exchanges, service providers and brokers), to understand the role of the FIX protocol in supporting the emergence of these markets.

Presenters:

 - Wole Abegunde, CEO, Meristem Securities Ltd
 - Ade Bajomo
Executive DirectorThe Nigerian Stock Exchange
 - Jim Northey, Americas Chair, Global Technical Committee & Co- Chair High Performance Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Senior Consultant and Industry Standards LiaisonCameronTec Group
 - Victor Ogiemwonyi, CEO, Partnership Investments Ltd
David Tetteh, CEO, CAL Brokers Limited

12:30

Lunch

 

Business stream 1 Business stream 2 Technical stream Educational stream
13:30

Financial markets cyber security – Profile and prognosis?

This panel will seek to explore the cyber security landscape as it pertains to financial markets, the general and specific outlook, anticipated regulatory and industry responses.

- What does the cyber landscape look like?
- What is the general prognosis?
- The regulators seem to be competing to define, mandate and administer industry responses: what does this look like (CREST/CBEST), is this useful and appropriate?
- What is and can the industry do for itself to address this threat?

This session will feature a short presentation from BT and the Bank of England and will be followed by a Q & A session led by Dr. Robert Barnes

Presenters: 

 - Luke Beeson, Vice President, Security UK, BT
 - Alex Fidgen, 
Director, MWR Infosecurity

Q&A Moderator: 
 - Dr. Robert Barnes, Co-Chair EMEA Regional Committee, FIX Trading Community, CEO, Turquoise

EMEA Investment Management Working Group update

An influential group of investment management practitioners have joined together and formed the FIX Trading Community EMEA Investment Management Working Group to discuss how their needs can be met by the automated trading industry.  This session will look at the developments and upcoming areas of focus for this group.

Panellists:
 - Scott Atwell,
Director, FIX Trading Community, Manager, FIX Trading and Connectivity, American Century Investments
 - Adam Conn, Co-Chair EMEA Investment Management Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, Head of Dealing, Baring Asset Management 
 - Neil Joseph, Executive Director, JP Morgan Asset Management European Trading Desk, JP Morgan Asset Management
 - Paul Squires, Co-Chair EMEA Management Subcommittee Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Head of TradingAXA Investment Managers Ltd

New FIX application messages for high performance market data

Presenter:

  • Yuval Cohen, Co-Chair High Performance Market Data Working Subgroup, FIX Trading Community, Technical Lead, Etrading Software Ltd

FIX 101

Presenters:  

 - Filippia Emmanouil, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
 - Alex Zmajkovic, Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
 - Kevin Smith, Senior Manager Technical Projects, Rapid Addition 

14:15

MiFID II market microstructure – Making markets safer?
This panel will review the changes proposed under MiFID II under the category of ‘microstructural issues’, e.g. algorithm testing, system capacity/resilience/security requirements, order-to-trade ratios and management of DEA/HFT business. We will be exploring:

 - What are the actual problems being addressed?
 - How will the measures proposed in MiFID II address these issues?
 - Who is responsible for what?
 - Potential issues and side-effects of the new regulation

Moderator:
Jim Kaye, Director & Co-Chair of the Global Steering Committee, FIX Trading Community, Director of Execution Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Panellists: 
 - Andrew Bowley, Head of Market Structure StrategyNomura
 - Dr. Sandra Bramhoff, Senior Vice President, Market Development, Deutsche Börse
 - Robin Strong, EMEA Chair, Global Member Services Committee, FIX Trading Community, Head of Front Office Sales, EMEA, Linedata
 - Piebe Teeboom, Senior Policy Advisor - Strategy, Policy and International Affairs Division, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets

 

 

Affirmation processing over FIX – The path to adoption

When the FIX post-trade equity guidelines were updated and republished in 2013, many buy-side and sell-side firms eagerly engaged in the debate to transform the industry. Two years later where have we got to?

 - How much affirmation flow are we seeing over FIX?
 - It started with equities; where are the other asset classes?
 - Are the asset managers and brokers seeing the benefits coming through?
 - Are the vendors focused on the right products and services?
 - Are we ready to start settlement matching in the same workflow as trade matching?

This session will begin with a short presentation and be followed by a fire side conversation.

Presenter: 
Laura Craft, Co-Chair Global Post Trade Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Director, Equities and Fixed Income, Traiana

Moderator - 
David Pearson
Co-Chair Global Post-Trade Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Head of Post-trade Strategy, Fidessa

Panellists: 
 - Scott Atwell, Director, FIX Trading Community, Manager, FIX Trading and Connectivity, American Century Investments
 - Brian Godins, 
Managing Director, Global Head Equities Operations, HSBC Bank plc



High performance working group update
In 2012 the FIX Trading Community High Performance Working Group was established with the goal of supporting FIX for high performance systems. This session will explore the latest developments and upcoming areas of focus for this group, including:

 - High performance encodings   
   (SBE, GPB, ASN.1)
 - High performance session layer
 - Application layer optimisation

Presenter:

  • Jim NortheyAmericas Chair, Global Technical Committee & Co- Chair High Performance Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Senior Consultant and Industry Standards Liaison, CameronTec Group

 

 

 FIX 101

Presenters: 
 - Michelle Greensit, Technical Analyst, Credit Suisse
 - Rebecca Healey

 - Ian Richardson, Trading Solutions Director, Ullink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15:00 Afternoon break

15:45

MiFID II – views from across the market

The role of a trader isn’t getting easier and if there are no radical changes to the current MiFID II proposal this will not change in the near future. This session will review concerns from the market and look at:
 - Practical complexity of monitoring/adhering to the dark caps
 - Impact Use of dealing commission restrictions will have on SME liquidity
 - Research payment accounts vs CSAs – discuss!
 - Why there is no requirement for a mandated consolidated tape
 - Pre-trade transparency obligations on fixed income

Moderator:
Alasdair Haynes, CEO and Director, Aquis Exchange

Panellists:
James Cooper, Head of Execution, Troy Asset Management Limited
Rebecca Healey
Michael Wackar, Equity Trading Products, Liberum

16:30 Closing speech

16:50

Keynote speaker - Brian Moore

17:30

Networking drinks

 

2015 Keynote Speakers:

      

Robert Guest

Robert Guest is The Economist’s US Editor, running the coverage and correspondents from London. He was previously Business Editor, authored the magazine’s ‘Lex’ column, spent seven years as Africa correspondent based in Johannesburgh, and reported from Tokyo for The Telegraph. As Business Editor he oversaw The Economist’s global business coverage with a network of on-the-ground correspondents reporting on an array of political, economic and social issues from major market shifts and general elections to small businesses and local politics.  

 

Brian Moore Brian Moore played for England, the Barbarians and the British Lions, earning 64 caps for his nation. Crowned ‘Rugby World Player of the Year’, he became one of the most respected names in the game - appearing in three World Cups and winning three Grand Slams. Off the field Brian worked as a litigation solicitor - serving as a partner with two London firms. On the field he became known as Pitbull, not just for his pugilistic appearance and ‘hard man’ reputation, but also for his determination and tenacity. 
 

Edwin Schooling Latter, is Head of Markets Infrastructure and Policy at the Financial Conduct Authority, where his responsibilities encompass the supervision of the UK's exchanges, other trading platforms and both primary and secondary markets policy issues.

 From 2011-2014 Edwin was head of the Financial Market Infrastructure Directorate at the Bank of England, responsiblefor supervision of CCPs, securities settlement systems, and systemically important payment systems, and for the Bank’s input to policy making on central clearing and OTC derivatives reforms.  Prior to appointment as head of MID, Edwin worked in the Bank’s Financial Stability area for several years, including as secretary to the Bank’s Financial Stability Committee.  Edwin was also previously Managing Director of a UK payment system, LINK Interchange Network Ltd.

 

 

2015 Speakers will include:

      

 

Wole Abegunde, Group Managing Director,  Meristem Securities Limited

Oluwole Abegunde is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and Authorised Dealing Clerk of The Nigerian Stock Exchange with over 24 years’ experience work in the finance industry. In 1996, he trained and qualified as a Stockbroker and played major roles in the industry.

He became the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Meristem Securities Limited in August 2003. Meristem Securities Limited is a financial service organisation in offering Capital Market bouquet of services to interested individuals and institutions. Like rapidly dividing cells responsible for the growth of plants (after which Meristem is named), Meristem Securities has progressed into becoming a leading Financial Services conglomerate offering Investment Management, Brokerage, Financial Advisory, Trust and Registrar Services to its numerous clients. Meristem Registrars Limited, Meristem Wealth Management Limited, Meristem Stockbrokers Limited and Meristem Trustees Limited are subsidiaries of Meristem Securities Limited.

 

Scott Atwell, Director, FIX Trading Community, Manager, FIX Trading and Connectivity, American Century Investments

Scott Atwell is the Manager of FIX Trading and Connectivity for American Century Investments, a leading investment manager committed to delivering superior investment performance and building long-term client relationships since 1958.  Serving investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, American Century Investments offers a broad array of products across a variety of investment disciplines.  With offices in New York, London, Hong, Kong, Mountain View, Calif. and Kansas City, Mo., the company manages more than $140 billion in assets through mutual funds, institutional separate accounts, commingled trusts and subadvisory accounts.

Mr. Atwell developed American Century’s FIX system providing FIX connectivity to virtually all of the brokers used for their equity trading worldwide.  He currently serves as a Director for the FIX Trading Community organization, the non-profit organization which manages the FIX Protocol.  He has served as Co-chairperson of the Global Steering Committee for FIX Trading Community from 2004 through 2011, has served as Co-chairperson of the FIX Global Technical Committee from 1997 through 2005 and actively participates in several other FIX committees and working groups.

Ade Bajomo, Executive Director, The Nigerian Stock Exchange

Mr. Ade Bajomo is the Executive Director for Market Operations and Technology at the Nigerian Stock Exchange and leads the operations and technology transformation of the leading Sub-Saharan African exchange as it repositions for growth and global leadership through effective exploitation of technology and efficient business and market operations processes. With a wealth of experience and track record in the global financial services sector spanning banking, capital markets, asset management and insurance, Mr. Bajomo has led major transformation and service improvement programmes, participated in business growth initiatives and technology and operations integration of acquired entities in the sector. Prior to joining The Exchange, he worked at Barclays Bank PLC., leading the Replatforming Programmes for Africa and Indian Ocean region to achieve significant technology and business operations benefits in the region.

Mr. Bajomo has also held several director level/leadership positions in the UK financial services sector, including Technology Director at Fortis Bank UK, Head of IT Systems and Strategy at Pearl Insurance UK and management roles at Deutsche Bank and Morgan Grenfell Asset Management.

He is a regular speaker at international exchange technology events with over 23 years of professional experience and is a chartered member of the British Computer Society.

EDUCATION

MBA degree from City Business School, London

M.Sc (with distinction) in Information Systems Engineering

B.Sc degree in Engineering

 Richard Balarkas

Richard Balarkas, Director, FIX Trading Community, Director, Quendon Consulting

Richard Balarkas is an independent consultant regarded as a leading pioneer in electronic trading and the development of market structure. Positions held include CEO of Instinet Europe, Managing Director of Credit Suisse/Global Head of AES Sales, Global Head of ElectronicTrading Credit Suisse First Boston, COO for equity trading BZW,  Head of Retail Trading BZW, founder and CEO of the City Group for Smaller Companies (CISCO), Head of National Market Development at the London Stock Exchange, Project Manager Cap Group plc. He is a graduate of the University of Warwick.

 Mr Balarkas has served as the global co-chair of Fix Protocol and is currently a Director of FIX Trading. In October 2012 he received a special award from Financial News for personal contribution of the decade. His views have been cited by many major media organisations and he continues to be a featured speaker at industry conferences. 

 

Dr. Robert Barnes, Co-Chair EMEA Regional Committee, FIX Trading Community, CEO, Turquoise 

Robert Barnes is Chief Executive of Turquoise, the European multilateral trading facility majority owned by London Stock Exchange Group in partnership with the user community. Prior to his joining in August 2013, he worked at UBS from February 1994, gaining experience as yellow jacket on the Liffe derivatives trading floor and most recently as CEO of UBS MTF and Managing Director, Equities. His industry roles include serving as Chairman, 2004-2009, of the Securities Trading Committee of the London Investment Banking Association and participating on key advisory and policy groups within the financial services sector. Robert holds a BA from Harvard, a PhD from Cambridge, and is a Chartered Fellow and Board Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

 

Nikki Beattie, CEO, Market Structure Partners

Niki Beattie has more than 20 years of capital markets experience, particularly focusing on capital markets infrastructure and the impact of regulation.  She spent 17 years working in investment banking and became Managing Director and Head of EMEA Market Structure at Merrill Lynch International before founding Market Structure Partners, a strategic consulting firm specializing in the structure of capital markets. 

Niki also has a number of Non Executive Board roles; she is Chairman of Aquis Exchange, and a member of the Boards of Moscow Exchange, Cheuvreux International Limited and IRESS Limited.  Alongside these roles, she also sits on the Consultative Working Group to ESMA’s Secondary Markets Standing Committee and is a member of the UK FCA’s Regulatory Decisions Committee.

 

Luke Beeson, Vice President, Security UK and Global Banking & Financial Markets, BT

Luke Beeson is Vice President of Security for BTs UK and Global Banking and Financial Markets customers.  He is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.  Prior to joining BT Luke worked for Honeywell on Industrial Security projects in the Oil and Gas sector, predominantly in the Middle East.

Since joining BT eight years ago he has had a number of roles all with a focus on Service Delivery and more recently Security Service Delivery. 

Previously General Manager of BTs Cyber Defence Operations Luke spent two years in this role building and running a team of Security experts to counter the ever increasing cyber security threat.

Before this Luke was General Manager of BTs Metal Theft Task Force responsible for all BTs activities to minimise the impact of cable theft on its customers.  As well as driving a number of internal initiatives to minimise the service impact of cable theft he also worked externally with Industry partners, Law Enforcement Agencies and Government to help increase the level of collaborative working to tackle the problem ultimately resulting in changes to legislation. 

As Vice President, Security UK and Global Banking and Financial Markets Luke is now working to take BTs continually evolving security capability to market.

 Rob Boardman

Rob Boardman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, EMEA, ITG 

Robert Boardman is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for ITG in Europe and is responsible for the strategic development of the company. Before his current appointment he successfully led the algorithmic business in Europe and more recently spearheaded ITG’s electronic trading offerings. 

Prior to joining ITG in April 2006, Boardman spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs where he held various positions, including executive director in the electronic transaction services sales team. He also led a team in implementing direct market access, algorithmic trading and arbitrage strategies for institutional investors and hedge funds. 

Robert Boardman was educated at Oxford University where he gained undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in particle physics. 

 Andrew Bowley

Andrew Bowley, Head of Market Structure Strategy, Nomura

Andrew is responsible for leading Nomura's Market Structure strategy across all asset classes, encompassing interactions with industry groups and regulators and working with the internal trading teams to position the business to adapt and thrive in the future regulatory landscape.  This role has at its heart the structural changes that MiFID II will drive, and responsibility for setting up the Global Markets businesses for those changes.

Previously Head of Business Operations & Risk at Instinet Europe Ltd, a Nomura company. Responsible for Operations, Technology, Product, and Risk, and for managing the migration of Nomura's equity execution franchise to Instinet.  Before that responsible for the Equities Electronic Trading business at Nomura, offering extensive algorithmic trading and smart order routing capabilities, including the leading high frequency trading brokerage service. Responsible for the product development of client trading solutions, including managing the creation and operation of NX MTF, the first investment bank based dark MTF, and also the Nomura SI. 

 Dr. Sandra Bramhoff

Dr. Sandra Bramhoff, Senior Vice President, Market Development, Deutsche Börse

Dr. Sandra Bramhoff is Deutsche Boerse's market microstructure 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. She first joined the industry in 2003 as a graduate trainee at Deutsche Bank. In 2006 she moved on to Deutsche Boerse Group where she initially helps firms raise capital through the primary markets. She also played a key role in the development of Deutsche Borese's segment for small and medium sized companies (Entry Standard). In 2010 she joined the London office, initially as a relationship manager where she was looking after major brokers/banks and high frequency trading firms in the UK and Scandinavia. During that time she was also part of the project team that was consulted to deliver input for regulators during the attempted global merger between NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse. Since 2012 Sandra has been instrumental in the firm's responses on several regulatory issues (e.g. MiFID II Level 1, ESMA guidelines etc.). She also played a vital role in the successful implementation of the German High Frequency Trading Act.

 Niall Cameron

Niall Cameron, Head of Markets, EMEA, HSBC Bank plc

Niall was appointed Head of Markets, EMEA in June 2014.  He joined HSBC as Global Head of Credit Trading in 2010 from Markit Group, a global financial information services company where he was Global Co-Head of Equities, Indices, Commodities, Risk Management and Economics since 2007.  Niall has extensive experience within the financial markets industry.  He worked at ABN AMRO for 7 years as Global Head of Traded Markets where he was responsible for the bank’s Trading, Sales, and Research businesses in Fixed Income, Equities and Foreign Exchange.  Niall previously worked at Merrill Lynch, SG Warburg and IBJ International

 Yuval Cohen

Yuval Cohen, Co-Chair High Performance Market Data Working Subgroup, FIX Trading Community, Technical Lead, Etrading Software Ltd

With 15+ years working within both buy-side and sell-side financial institutions, Yuval Cohen accomplished IT executive with extensive management and leadership experience

Yuval’s cross assets wide experience specializing in systems for cash equities, listed derivatives (futures options and strategies), FX and Fixed Income (both Rates & Credits); In addition, Yuval experience in ownership of the full development lifecycle including analysis of requirements, establishing design approaches, development, implementation, testing, customer support and enhancements.

Yuval has wide ranging experience in complex financial trading workflows: Pre-trade, trade and post-trade, including: portfolio construction optimizers, matching engines, exchange gateways, order-management, algorithmic trading, tiering engines and reporting

Yuval co-chairs the High Performance Market Data Working Group of the FIX Trading Community.

 Adam Conn

Adam Conn, Co-Chair EMEA Investment Management Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Head of Dealing, Baring Asset Management

Adam is the Head of Baring Asset Management's global dealing team  with responsibility across all asset classes. He joined Barings in March 2010 from Atticus Capital (2004-2010) where he held the position of Managing Director, Global Head of Trading. Adam started his career in 1985 as a junior trader on the floor of the London Stock Exchange with Scott Goff Layton & Co before moving to GT Management (1987- 1994) in London and then Hong Kong. Adam moved to Bear Stearns Asia in 1994. Adam returned to London in 1998 before joining Instinet (1999-2004) as a European sales trader. Adam is an individually Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and in 1990 was the first Member of the London Stock Exchange to be elected from a non-member Firm. Adam is Joint Chair of the Fix Protocol EMEA Investment Management Working Group. 

James Cooper, Head of Execution, Troy Asset Management

James heads the dealing desk at Troy, a UK Long Only asset manager specializing in Global Balanced and UK Equity Income mandates. Before Troy James held a similar position for nine years at  Societe Generale. Previously he worked in sales, equity research and trading at BZW in London and New York, and for La Caisse des Depots in Paris. James graduated from Exeter University in 1991.

 Huw G

Laura Craft, Co-Chair Global Post Trade Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Director, Equities and Fixed Income, Traiana

Laura started her career over eighteen years ago at Risk Magazine, Incisive Media’s specialist derivatives journal, where she worked as Marketing Director. After five years she moved to Thomson Financial ESG, which later merged with DTCC to form Omgeo. While at Omgeo she was responsible for the development of marketing strategy and programs for the firm’s post-trade processing solutions for equities in the European, Middle East, and African markets. She later moved into a product management role, where she oversaw the development of new products, and the associated market development efforts for those products. Today, Laura is Director of Market Development at Traiana, an ICAP company, where she is responsible for expanding Traiana’s post-trade capabilities into new asset classes including cash equities, fixed income and equity derivatives. Laura is an active member of FIX Protocol Ltd and is currently Co-Chair of the Post Trade Working Group. She holds a BA (Hons) in International Marketing Management, and has studied at the School of Economics in Amsterdam.

 Sassan

Sassan Danesh, Co-Chair Global Fixed Income Committee, FIX Trading Community, Managing Partner, Etrading Software Ltd

Sassan Danesh has 20 years' experience assisting capital markets institutions to grow their OTC market franchise by optimising the business performance of their technology offerings. Sassan's more recent focus is on the role of technology in addressing industry-wide issues. He is passionate about the benefits of industry collaboration in providing technology solutions that optimise inefficiencies in market structure.
 
Sassan is also Co-Chair of the OTC Products Committee of the FIX Trading Community, the non-profit organisation that creates the global standards for the electronic trading of all OTC products.
 James Della-Porter

James Della Porta, European Head of Fixed Income E-Distribution, Barclays

James Della-Porta is Head of European Fixed income E-Distribution for Barclays. Based in London, James is responsible for the strategy, e-sales and business development of the European fixed income electronic trading franchise. He joined Barclays in 2010 having previously been a senior member of the FI e-Commerce team at Citi .  James has built up a broad experience in e-Commerce from his previous roles at Bloomberg, ICAP and Paribas Asset Management.  James  graduated from Sheffield University with a BA in Business and Economics.

 

 

Alex Fidgen, Group Director,  MWR InfoSecurity

Alex Fidgen is one of the founders of MWR InfoSecurity. Since inception, MWR InfoSecurity has become one of the world leaders in Information Security, and is accredited and recognised as one of the UK’s most capable cyber defensive specialists. Alex works extensively with government and industry bodies, and has a consistent focus on APT threat actors (defensive requirements) and CBEST.

Alex is a regular expert contributor on the subject of Cybersecurity, having appeared frequently on BBC, Channel 4 and Sky News. He has also been published numerous times in the main technical publications and often provides commentary to the national press (The Guardian, The Times, FT, The Independent) . 

 

Michelle Greensit, Co-Head of European Client Connectivity, Credit Suisse

Michelle is Co-Head of European Client Connectivity at Credit Suisse. She joined Credit Suisse as a graduate in 2008. In her role she has built extensive experience connecting and supporting global electronic trading clients and is responsible for evolving IT strategy. Michelle holds a First Class Honours BSc in Computing and Information Technology and MSc in Internet Computing. 

 Lucas Fowler

Lucas Fowler, Director, MACD

Lucas Fowler graduated from the University of Exeter (UK) with a degree in Physics with Solid State electronics. He then moved to Aachen (DE), where he worked for IBM and joined MACD in 1999.

He has worked on numerous consulting projects throughout Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

He became involved in FIX in 2001 when MACD added FIX connectivity for banks as an efficient way to connect to SIX Swiss Exchange. Since then he has worked on a wide range of FIX on-boarding projects both for customers of MACD and for large investment banks.

 

Brian Godins, Managing Director, Global Head Equities OperationsHSBC Bank plc

Brian joined HSBC on 17th September 2007 and during this time has run Global Fixed Income change, European Fixed Income and Equity Securities Operations, Global Equities Securities and currently manages Global Equities Operations covering cash equities, prime finance, equity derivatives and asset services. Prior to joining HSBC, Brian worked at Morgan Stanley for 13 years, working in predominantly Run the Bank and Change roles in Operations across all asset classes, as well as time in Technology.

Currently Brian is Chairman of the AFME (The Association for Financial Markets in Europe) Transaction Management Committee. Over the years Brian has worked on industry initiatives across the Securities arena, and continues to work with a number of industry bodies, market associations and vendors.

Brian attended London Guildhall University, gaining a 2.1 BA Honours in Financial Economics, and subsequently joined a small Private Wealth Management bank before joining Morgan Stanley during May 1994.

 Chris Hall

Chris Hall, Consulting Editor, The TRADE

Chris Hall combines the position of consulting editor at The TRADE with freelance writing and editing roles for a number of financial market titles, having been managing editor of The TRADE for six years.

He was previously the editor of Automated Trader, a quarterly journal focused on the use of automated and algorithmic trading techniques in the financial markets. Prior to this, Chris was head of media relations for a specialist finance sector PR and marketing agency, where he worked with leading financial institutions, consultancies and IT firms on a range of high-profile projects. As editor of gtnews, the leading treasury and banking website, Chris was responsible for broadening and expanding editorial coverage. Chris has written and contributed to a number of books on finance industry issues including banking relationships, foreign exchange, derivatives, treasury and cash management.


Steve Hall, Managing Director, Tradeweb

Steve Hall is a managing director of Tradeweb and has been a key driver of our success Europe and Asia since the establishment of the London operation in 2000. Prior to this, Mr Hall worked in fixed income trading and sales management roles over a period of sixteen years, at Citibank, Credit Suisse First Boston, Swiss Bank Corp and BNP Paribas, based in New York, Tokyo and London. Mr Hall has an M.I.M. from Thunderbird School of Global Management, a B.A. from Illinois State University, and studied Japanese at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. 

 

Alasdair Haynes, CEO and Director, Aquis Exchange

 
Alasdair is the founder and CEO of Aquis Exchange. He is the former CEO of Chi-X Europe and was responsible for growing the business into Europe's largest equities trading platform and into profitability before its sale in late 2011.
 
Prior to that, Alasdair spent 11 years heading up ITG's international business, pioneering the introduction of electronic trading and crossing into the European and Asian marketplaces.
 
Alasdair began his 30 plus-year career in the City with Morgan Grenfell and has held senior positions at a number of investment banks including HSBC and UBS.
 Mark Hemsley

Mark Hemsley, EMEA Chair, Listed Products & Exchanges Committee, FIX Trading Community, 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 has become a leader in European market structure, technology and innovation. Mr. Hemsley has been named in the "FN 100 Most Influential" list, which recognizes key financial executives impacting European financial markets, every year since 2009. He contributes his market structure expertise as a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Secondary Markets Standing Committee providing consultation on the impact of market structure changes and ESMA policy development. Before joining BATS, Mr. Hemsley was managing director and chief information officer at LIFFE, running its Market Solutions group. Previously, Mr. Hemsley was a managing director at Deutsche Bank GCI and served at Credit Suisse First Boston and Natwest Capital Markets. 

  Kevin Houstoun, Chairman and Founder, Rapid Addition

Kevin has over 20 years financial services industry experience and has initiated and implemented electronic trading technologies first at Robert Fleming Asset Management and then at Solomon Brothers.
 
Utilising his unique understanding and knowledge, Kevin has co-authored one of the world’s most performant FIX engines with his company Rapid Addition Limited, Rapid Addition specialise in product innovation in the FIX marketplace, offering high performance FIX engines and tools which are used to advance the trading capabilities of firms globally. RA's clients currently include leading Stock Exchanges, buy-side and sell-side firms specialising in FIX. He is also a retained consultant for Thomson Reuters.
 
Kevin is also currently Co-Chair of the FIX Trading Community Global Technical committee and has been intimately involved in the technical development of FIX for over 10 years. Last September Kevin was asked to join the UK Governments Foresight Committee on “The future of computer based trading in financial markets”. http://www.bis.gov.uk/foresight/our-work/projects/current-projects/computer-trading.
  Neil Joseph, Executive Director, JP Morgan Asset Management European Trading DeskJP Morgan Asset Management

Neil joined JP Morgan in 2002 and currently works within the Program Trading Team. As well as trading, Neil also continues the advancement of the Desk's trading capabilities and algorithmic trading environment with his technology background. Neil previously managed Trading technology strategy and the Business Analysis and Project Management teams. Neil graduated with a 1st Class BSc(Hons) in Business Computing.

 

 Jim Kaye

Jim Kaye, Director & Co-Chair of the Global Steering Committee, FIX Trading Community, Director of Execution Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jim Kaye is the Product Development Manager for the European Execution Services business at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Jim spent eight years at Goldman Sachs as the European product manager for the REDIPlus EMS. Before that, he worked at UBS firstly as a project manager in equity operations, then as product development manager for the electronic execution business.

Jim has been involved in FIX since 2001. He chaired the Allocations Working Group during the FIX 4.4 design phase, resulting in a comprehensive extension of and update to the post-trade capabilities of the FIX protocol. He is currently co-chair of the EMEA Business Practices Subcommittee and Trade Data Standardisation Working Group, working on best practice business and data standards for various aspects of FIX usage, risk management and the European consolidated tape.

 

Rob Laible, Co-Chair Asia Pacific Regional Committee, FIX Trading Community, Global Head of Execution & Quantitative Services, Liquidnet

Rob joined Liquidnet in July 2014 as Head of Execution & Quantitative Services (EQS). In this role, Rob is primarily responsible for leading and driving the marketing, sales, execution, and servicing of Liquidnet’s algorithmic trading services, execution desks and analytics as well as management of its liquidity partner relationships. He works collaboratively with the sales, technology and product development teams across all regions.

Rob brings more than twenty years of highly relevant and varied experience. He relocated back to the US from Hong Kong where he was Head of Program Trading and Electronic Execution for Asia at Macquarie Securities. He joined Macquarie from Nomura where he was Head of Electronic Trading and Program Trading Sales for Asia. Prior to that, he was head of Lehman Brothers’ Prime  Services Origination & Electronic Trading in Asia. Before that, Rob spent more than a decade at ITG, helping to build the agency broker and technology firm through developing its advanced trading technologies.

  Peter Lee, Editorial Director, Euromoney
 

Dan Marcus, Global Head of Strategy and Business Development, Tradition

Daniel is Global Head of Strategy and Business Development at Tradition. Daniel is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic initiatives on a global basis, including planning for global regulatory change.

He is CEO of ParFX- thenewwholesale electronic trading platform designed to bring renewed transparency and equality to spot FX -and Trad-X- Tradition’smarket leading globalhybrid OTC interest rate derivative trading platform. He is a qualified lawyer and joined Tradition in 2007 as General Counsel and has a wealth of experience in both business and legal roles within the financial markets, including with the London Stock Exchange.

 Chris Marsh

Chris Marsh, Head of AES Europe,  Credit Suisse

Chris Marsh is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Equities division, based in London. He is responsible for AES Product development and Trading in Europe. 

Mr. Marsh joined Credit Suisse in August 2000 from Merrill Lynch Japan where he was a trader in the Equity Derivatives team, creating and trading specialized derivatives products for clients.  Prior to that, Mr. Marsh worked at Mitsubishi Electric in Osaka Japan designing vision based controlling systems for industrial robots.

Mr. Marsh holds a bachelors degree in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. 

 Stephen McGoldrick

Stephen McGoldrick, Co-Chair Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, Director, Market Structure, Deutsche Bank

Grew up in Scotland. Won a scholarship to study at University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business then graduated from Edinburgh University with a joint honours LLb (Law and Accounting). Staying in Edinburgh he entered finance in 1990 as an analyst in NatWest's Equity Quants team, working on indices then derivative and portfolio risk. Spent 1992-99 as a derivatives broker with responsibility for developing and selling clearing and the related technology platform, transferring with the team to Deutsche Bank. Moved to eCommerce in 1999 then into equity market connectivity and responsible for algorithms before taking on current responsibility for European market structure in 2006. This role has led to involvement in several equity market structure initiatives, consultative groups and becoming a Board member on the Turquoise MTF, chairing AFME’s Securities Trading Committee and Co-chairing FPL’s Regulatory Subcommittee.  Stephen's motivation and remit, is to improve, or increasingly to avoid  a decline in,  market efficiency. Greatest career achievement is finding a job he loves in The City of London while avoiding having to relocate from Edinburgh where he lives with his wife, 3 children,  2 whippets and 2 ferrets.

  Jim Northey, Americas Chair, Global Technical Committee & Co- Chair High Performance Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Senior Consultant and Industry Standards Liaison, CameronTec Group

Jim Northey has over twenty years experience as a manager, consultant, and implementer in the financial markets. He is currently a partner in The LaSalle Technology Group, LLC, a Houghton, Michigan based engineering and products company focused on providing connectivity solutions for the financial markets.

Jim Northey has over twenty years experience as a manager, consultant, and implementer in the financial markets. He is currently a partner in The LaSalle Technology Group, LLC, a Houghton, Michigan based engineering and products company focused on providing connectivity solutions for the financial markets.

Jim has been a very active leader and innovator in creating and promoting financial messaging standards by regularly contributing to the FIX and ISO 20022 standardisation efforts. He served as co-chair of the FIX Global Derivatives Committee from 2003 to 2005. Currently, he serves as the co-chair of the FIX America's Regional Committee and is the Industry Standards Liaison for FIX Protocol Ltd. representing FPL on the ISO 20022 Requirements Management Group and Technical Support Group.

Jim holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Indianapolis and an M.S. in Financial Markets and Trading from the Illinois Institute of Technology with an emphasis in Computational Finance. He periodically serves as an adjunct lecturer at Michigan Technological University - School of Business and Economics

 Ciaran O' Flynn

Ciaran O'Flynn, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, Global Co-Head of Fixed Income Electronic Trading, Morgan Stanley

Ciaran O'Flynn is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where he is Global Co-Head of Fixed Income Electronic Trading.  Alongside this he is a Board Member of both the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), and the ERIS Futures Exchange.

Prior to his current role Ciaran was Co-Head of European Rates Flow Trading with responsibility for European and UK based trading of Swaps, Governments and Agencies.

Ciaran has been with the Firm since 1992 when he joined as an IT analyst.  He moved to Fixed Income in 1996 and was an interest rate market-maker for over 17 years in products including Repo, Agencies, Covered Bonds, Governments and Sovereign CDS, predominately in London but including three years trading in Tokyo.

Ciaran has a First Class honours BComm from University College Cork in Ireland, and travelled for 2 years prior to joining Morgan Stanley. 

 Michael Parslow

Michael Parslow, Director, Head of EMEA Commission Sharing,  Credit Suisse

Michael Parslow is a Director within the Equities department at Credit Suisse based in London. Michael has worked at CS for a total of 14 years and is currently responsible for managing for the European based CSA business as well as being the Equities business lead on the recent regulatory initiatives on dealing commissions. Michael has been an active participant in the AFME industry body meetings on dealing commissions and has taken a key role with regards to sell side developments around research pricing. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is a Fellow of Certified Chartered Accounts Association (FCCA).

 

David Pearson, Co-Chair Global Post-Trade Working Group, FIX Trading Community, and Head of Post-trade Strategy, Fidessa

David is responsible for innovating new business ideas across the global Fidessa buy- and sell-side community. This is based on the evolution of new business processes and workflows that reflect the changing regulatory environment and the practical realities of capital markets today. He provides detailed and broad-ranging input into the restructuring of business flows across financial markets, from pre-trade through to post-trade and middle office environments.

David joined Fidessa in 1994 and his previous roles with the firm have included implementation and project management, business analysis and solutions architecture. As head of new business marketing for Europe he played a pivotal role in building Fidessa's sell-side managed services business in Europe.

Prior to Fidessa David worked at a number of brokerage firms in London, gaining considerable experience of the workflow on the trading floor and the technology that supports it.

David is currently Co-chair of the FIX Trading Community's EMEA Post-trade Working Group, and is actively involved in the global industry debate regarding the future of electronic confirmation models.

 Lee Sanders

Lee Sanders, Head of Exectuion FX & MM and UK & Asia Fixed Income Trading, AXA Investment Managers 

Lee is primarily responsible for foreign exchange and money market execution globally, and also oversees fixed income trading in the UK and Asia.

In 1991 Lee joined Sun Life Investment Management (which became part of AXA IM) as a member of the US equities team, moving into the fixed income team in 1994 as an analyst and from 1996 as an investment manager.  In 2002, he moved to Trading & Securities Financing (TSF) to help establish fixed income, foreign exchange and money market dealing.  In 2006, all pan-European FX trading was incorporated into TSF.  Lee also worked with the business to develop electronic systems and oversee transaction cost analysis activities.  In 2010, TSF created a desk to handle our global MM business and in 2012 Lee was given responsibility for fixed income execution in the UK and Asia working with the global head of FX execution.

Lee left school after A-levels and worked in the equities markets for a number of years before joining Sun Life Investment Management in 1991.

 Richard Semark

Richard Semark, Managing Director - Equities Execution Client Relationship Management, UBS 

Richard Semark is responsible for Equity Execution Strategy and Head of UBS MTF. He works with clients to ensure they receive the best of UBS execution services, technology and liquidity. As Head of UBS MTF his responsibility is to provide a high quality liquidity pool for the benefit of UBS clients and direct members.

Richard joined in June 2004 as a Managing Director responsible for UK to UK Sales Trading. He previously worked at AXA Investment Managers and UBS Asset Management for 17 years.  Richard has previously served as a Director of Turquoise and was a member of the IMA dealing group. He is currently on the AFME Equities Board.

Richard is a key contributor to UBS strategy on Market Structure and Regulation and has contributed to a number of publications and conferences on these and other equity trading topics. 

 Arjun Singh- Muchelle

Arjun Singh-Muchelle, Senior Adviser, Regulatory Affairs (Institutional & Capital Markets), The Investment Management Association 

Arjun is the Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs (Institutional & Capital Markets) at the Investment Association, where he works on all capital markets and dealing-related issues. Prior to this, Arjun was the Head of EU Affairs at the British Bankers’ Association. Arjun has previously worked at the European Commission and started his career at Canada’s financial services regulator, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. He completed his PhD and Master’s degree at the London School of Economics and his Bachelor’s degree in Canada and Germany.

 Roland Spurr

Roland Spurr, Vice President, Equities Business Manager, Alliance Bernstein

Roland Spurr is responsible for all operational aspects of the AB Equity Research and Portfolio Management business in Europe, as well as joint operations for the Global Equity business.  He joined AB in 2007 and has a background in both private client and institutional asset management in the UK and South Africa.  As the broker relationship manager for AB, Roland has been at the forefront of the discussions on the changing regulatory environment governing the use of dealing commissions, and his firm’s responses to local and international regulators and trade industry bodies. 

 Paul Squires

Paul Squires, Co-Chair EMEA Investment Management Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Head of Trading, AXA Investment Managers Ltd

Paul Squires is Head of Trading within the Trading and Securities Financing (TSF) team at AXA Investment Managers. He has held this position since 2006.

The Trading team consists of 32 traders, in Paris, London, Greenwich (CT, US) and Hong Kong, covering equities, fixed income, FX and Money markets (including derivatives in all asset classes) with annual execution volumes of nearly €600bn.

Paul started his professional career as a UK equity trader for Mercury Asset Management (now Blackrock) in 1993, before becoming a UK Equity Trader for Sun Life Investment Management in 1996 (subsequently taken over by AXA-IM) and going on to trade European equities there in 1999.

In 2003 he headed up the newly created Fixed Income Trading Team in the UK

Paul graduated with a BA (Hons) from Reading University and holds both the IMC and the SFA Registered Representative qualifications.

He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Smartpool Trading Ltd and co-Chair of the EMEA Investment Managers’ Working Group of the Fixed Trading Community

 Robin Strong

Robin Strong, EMEA Chair, Global Member Services Committee, FIX Trading Community, Head of Front Office Sales, EMEA, Linedata

Robin Strong, has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.  His responsibilities include defining and managing business development and client adoption strategies for EMEA.  He is responsible for managing the EMEA sales and relationship management teams and enhancing the Linedata client experiences across the front-office suite of products including Linedata Longview, Linedata Compliance and Linedata TraderÌ

Prior to his current role, Robin spent nearly five years as Director of Buy Side Market Strategy at Fidessa, where he had oversight for sales strategy and account management for their buy-side product line, including the LatentZero product suite.  He was also responsible for notable product innovations, including spearheading the company’s IBOR solution.  Prior to that, he held Head of Sales and Marketing and Product Management roles at Citadel (CADIS) and Asset Control.   Robin also spent four years at Charles River Development where he was Principal Architect and managed their pre-sales team.  Robin began his career at Salomon Brothers Investment Bank in London.

Robin is a recognized speaker at industry conferences on the future of buy-side technology, compliance and electronic trading.  Robin also sits on the FIX Protocol global steering committee and chairs the Membership Services committee.

 Robin has a MEng in Manufacturing Sciences and Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

 Piebe Teeboom

Piebe Teeboom, Senior Policy Advisor - Strategy, Policy and International Affairs Division, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets

Piebe is a senior policy advisor in the Strategy, Policy and International Affairs Division of the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), where he works on secondary markets issues. The focus of his work is on MiFID-II, algorithmic and high frequency trading, trading venues, and market structure. He is the co-author of the AFM report on high frequency trading (2010) and is a member of the ESMA Taskforce on Microstructural Issues, where he is involved in the drafting of the MiFID-II level-2 measures regarding algorithmic trading. As a member of the same ESMA group he also previously worked on the development of the ESMA Guidelines on Systems and Controls for Automated Trading.

 

David Tetteh, CEO, CAL Brokers Limited

David is a Stockbroker by profession and is the CEO of CAL Brokers Limited, a Licensed Dealing Member of the Ghana Stock Exchange. He is also the President of the Ghana Stockbrokers Association.

He has been working in Ghana’s Capital market in the last 11 years and has served on various committees including the GSE Automation Committee, Central Securities Depositary Committee as well as the Listing and Finance Committee of the GSE Council.

His work in the Capital Market has mainly been in Stockbroking, Investment Advisory, Fund Management and Corporate Finance.

He is responsible for setting up the first online stock trading terminal in sub-Saharan Africa – ibroker- which provides direct market access to the Ghana Stock Exchange. He is an advocate for Domestic Direct Investment and speaks regularly at seminars and workshops on Investments.

David is an entrepreneur and an advocate in the use of ICT’s for development. He founded Finlite Group Limited – an EdTech company and co-founded Sahel Grains Limited – a commodity trading & processing company based in Techiman.

He also serves on the boards of Odweanoma Rural Bank and is a trustee of the Ghana Registered Nurses Association Fund (Nurses Fund).  He also lectures regularly on the Securities Courses organized by the GSE and has guest lectured at the University of Ghana Business School. 

Dr Christian Voigt, Senior Regulatory Adviser, Fidessa

Christian is a Senior Regulatory Adviser at Fidessa. He focuses on the growing regulatory and functional requirements for multi-asset automated trading systems, supporting Fidessa's clients across Europe in meeting these challenges.

Christian is a frequent commentator in the press and at industry events on the changing regulatory landscape and its implications for financial market participants. He also provides regular written commentary and analysis on Fidessa's dedicated website, Regulation Matters.

Prior to joining Fidessa in 2012, Christian was Vice President at Deutsche Börse AG concentrating on business development for institutional equity markets.

Christian began his career as a scholar at the European Business School in Germany, where he obtained his doctorate degree and was published in peer reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Trading, on empirical issues in Market Microstructure. 

 

Michael Wackar, Electronic Trading, Liberum

Michael Wackar joined the Trading desk at Liberum in March 2013 to develop the firm’s electronic equity trading offering.

Liberum, a full-service investment bank provides investment research, corporate broking/advisory, capital raising (ECM) and execution

services for institutional clients trading equity securities. His responsibilities include supervision of the electronic trading desk and product development.

Michael has spent nine years within the industry, starting his career as a derivatives dealer at CMC Markets plc.

Prior to Liberum Michael worked at UBS (DES) and Deutsche Bank (Autobahn) as an electronic sales trader.

Michael is a native German and holds a Master’s Degree in business administration from University of Tuebingen, Germany.

 

 

 

 

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available exclusively to FIX Trading Community Member firms. All firms wishing to secure a sponsorship package for their firm should download the packages here and complete the booking form at the end of the document. All sponsorship enquiries should be directed to Kelly.Harding@fixtrading.org.

Sponsorship will open to non-member firms on 5th January 2015. Sponsorship for this event has previously sold out prior to opening to non-member firms. If your firm is not a member of FIX Trading Community and would like to secure a sponsorship package for the EMEA Trading Conference, we recommend you consider joining the community to avoid disappointment. Members benefit from discounted sponsorship and pass rates and an allocation of free passes at all events. Contact Marjut.Malkki@fixtrading.org for further information about membership.

  

Lead Sponsors:                        

Banca imi

As Intesa Sanpaolo's investment bank, Banca IMI is part of Italy's leading banking group whose network also includes a major international presence.
Banca IMI's key objective is to serve its customer base of institutional investors, financial networks, corporates, and government institutions, supplying financial products and services developed with standards of excellence.
Banca IMI is active in Investment BankingStructured Finance and Capital Markets, operating in the main national and international markets, through offices in Milan, a London branch, and a subsidiary, Banca IMI Securities Corporation, based in New York.

Market Hub is Banca IMI's Multi Asset Class Electronic Execution Platform. Market Hub clients can trade Equities, Fixed Income, Listed Derivatives and FX. Market Hub offers Best Execution through its smart order routing service in both Equities and Fixed Income.  In Fixed Income it accesses multiple market venues and provides clients with liquidity on its systematic internalizer RetLots Exchange. Market Hub clients trade over 20,000 bonds through a fully transparent and efficient electronic platform.

BT

BT Firmly focused on the financial services sector

Over 30 years' experience providing network-centric, mission-critical services for data and voice communications and hosting in the financial community including banks, brokers, exchanges, investment managers, payment processors, hedge funds, financial application providers, CCPs and CSDs. We have an existing user community of thousands of financial institutions around the world that already use our award winning BT Radianz Services for the financial sector. Our solutions cover the entire trade lifecycle and range of trading strategies.

www.bt.com/financialservices

 CME Group logo

As the leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk, offering the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes. We bring buyers and sellers together through our CME Globex electronic trading platform and our trading facilities in the United States and Europe. CME Clearing, an industry-leading central counterparty clearing provider, offers clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives. CME Europe, our new London-based derivatives exchange, offers FX contracts and a suite of commodity contracts and will become a multi-asset class exchange over time. CME Clearing Europe, our London-based clearing house, provides a single, integrated platform for a broad range of OTC financial and commodity derivatives and futures in a European regulatory framework. http://www.cmegroup.com/

 Credit Suisse

 

As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse is able to offer clients its expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management from a single source. Credit Suisse provides specialist advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high net worth private clients worldwide, and also to retail clients in Switzerland.

Advanced Execution Services® (AES) is Credit Suisse's award-winning suite of algorithmic trading strategies, tools, and analytics for global trading across equities, options, futures and foreign exchange. With AES's tools, traders can seamlessly work orders on multiple liquidity pools, increase productivity and improve execution performance. For more information contact the AES sales desk on +44 20 7888 0006. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com

 Fidessa

Exceptional trading, investment and information solutions for the world’s financial community. 85% of the world’s premier financial institutions trust Fidessa to provide them with their multi-asset trading and investment infrastructure, their market data and analysis, and their decision making and workflow technology. $10 trillion worth of transactions flow across our global connectivity network each year. We offer unique access to the world’s largest and most valuable trading community of buy-side and sell-side professionals, from global institutions and investment banks to boutique brokers and niche hedge funds.

A global business with scale, resilience and expertise, we’ve delivered around 30% compound growth since our stock market listing in 1997 and we're recognised as the thought leader in our space. We set the benchmark with our unrivalled set of mission-critical products and services and, uniquely, serve both the buy-side and sell-side communities. Ongoing investment in our leading-edge solutions ensures Fidessa remains the industry's number one choice.

 ITG

ITG is an independent execution and research broker partnering with global portfolio managers and traders throughout the investment process, from investment decision through to settlement.  With our launch of the POSIT® crossing network in 1987, we founded ITG with a strong commitment to empower buyside investors.  And over the years, we've continued to deepen that commitment by creating a powerful network of intellectual capital, true industry experience, and market-leading technology to offer the unmatched insights that help clients generate and preserve alpha.

With 16 offices in 10 countries and multi-asset capabilities that support the needs of large equity portfolios, we combine the power of global reach with the precision of local vision.  Bringing together market-leading tools and unmatched expertise, we have helped clients understand market trends, improve performance, mitigate risk, and navigate increasingly complex markets.

Learn more at www.itg.com.

 Ullink

Ullink is a global provider of trading software and services specializing in high touch, low touch and connectivity solutions for market participants.  For over fourteen years, Ullink’s clients have benefitted from consistent, reliable access to the most current and innovative technology available in the industry. Clients choose Ullink for its modular, scalable front and middle-office solutions, across all asset classes, encompassing low latency, pre-trade risk, algorithmic, high frequency and direct market access (DMA) trading. Ullink’s menu of solutions enables banks and brokers to rapidly achieve compliance with exchanges and regulatory regimes around the globe, with the flexibility of being deployed via the UL NET global routing network, or as a fully-hosted and managed service. Privately held, Ullink services its clients, including top-tier global financial institutions, from offices in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, São Paulo, Cluj, Sydney, Singapore and Manila.

Please contact sales@ullink.com for more information or visit www.ullink.com.

Combined Sponsor & Exhibitors:

 

 

The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service is the interactive financial information network that is Bloomberg’s core business. The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service provides real-time and historical pricing, indicative data, reporting, research, estimates, analytics, portfolio management tools, electronic trading and order management systems, multimedia events and electronic communications to Bloomberg customers in more than 150 countries, 24 hours a day, in a single integrated desktop solution that is securely accessible to Bloomberg users on any enabled PC or workstation as well as on handheld devices. Market participants use the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service every day to help them make informed business decisions and to execute transactions.

Hatstand 

Hatstand is a global financial IT consultancy with a focus on trading systems, connectivity, data management and the impact of regulatory change. We work with clients in financial centres in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.We deliver technology and business solutions through projects, managed services or the engagement of one or more consultants.Our consultancy practice is based on domain knowledge, track record, quality people and a focus on delivery. We enable our clients to improve performance and efficiency while reducing costs.We have helped our clients integrate third party products, migrate, consolidate and rationalise their systems, develop connectivity modules or high performance market adaptors, assess the impact of regulatory change, perform a data audit or vendor and market data consolidation and develop a data strategy.Our client relationships are focused on reducing risks and costs through projects ( both fixed prices and outcome based), managed services or people.

 Interactive Data

Interactive Data Corporation is a trusted leader in financial information. Thousands of financial institutions and active traders, as well as hundreds of software and service providers, subscribe to our fixed income evaluations, reference data, real-time market data, trading infrastructure services, fixed income analytics, desktop solutions and web-based solutions. Interactive Data's offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management. Interactive Data has over 2,500 employees in offices worldwide.For more information, please visit www.interactivedata.com

LIST designs, develops and deploys software solutions specific for the Financial Industry, based on proprietary high performance technology. LIST supports electronic trading systems, compliant with the strictest MiFID implementation of the European Union regulators. With direct experience in the Equity as well as the Fixed Income spaces, LIST has a proven track record of successful projects in:

- static and dynamic best execution

- advanced smart order routing

- internalization systems

- trading venue infrastructure under MiFID

- controlled environments for algorithmic trading

LIST is also actively providing solutions for integrated trading surveillance and monitoring systems for regulatory compliance and business logic implementation.

 LSE

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is a diversified international exchange Group that sits at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and the pan-European equities platform, Turquoise.

LSEG operates CC&G, the Rome headquartered CCP and Monte Titoli, the European settlement business. The Group is also a majority owner of global CCP, LCH.Clearnet.

The Group offers real-time and reference data products, including Sedol, UnaVista, Proquote and RNS. FTSE calculates unique indices that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 80 countries.

London Stock Exchange Group is also a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software. In addition to the Group’s own markets, over 30 other organisations and exchanges around the world use the Group’s MillenniumIT trading, surveillance and post trade technology.

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy, France, North America and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 2,800 people.

www.lseg.com

 Six Swiss Exchange

 SIX Swiss Exchange is the leading independent exchange in Europe. We connect companies from around the world with international investors and trading participants and create particularly market-oriented framework conditions for listing and trading in our highly liquid segments Equities, Bonds, ETFs, ETPs, Sponsored Funds and Structured Products and Warrants. SIX Swiss Exchange is an ideal listing location for companies of every origin, size and sector. With the world’s fastest trading technology X-stream INET as well as the most advanced connectivity options, we offer our trading participants excellent trading conditions. We maintain a close dialogue with both our domestic and foreign customers, working intensively with them to create optimal conditions for their success. Furthermore, we offer them access to a strong global network. SIX Swiss Exchange is proud to win the «Exchange of the Year» category at the Global Investor/isf Investment Excellence Awards 2014. www.six-swiss-exchange.com/profile

 SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd l Selnaustrasse 30 l P.O. Box 1758 l 8021 Zurich

T +41 58 399 5454 l F +41 58 499 5455 l www.six-swiss-exchange.com

 

Telstra High performance innovation

As one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, Telstra is the infrastructure that underpins every part of the financial services industry. We’ve built a solid reputation for helping financial services organisations to automate and streamline processes, improve productivity and security, create compelling multichannel customer experiences and expand cost effectively into new markets.

Our latest innovations are disrupting capital markets with high performance voice and electronic trading solutions that include connectivity, storage, recording, retrieval and regulatory services for firms including, exchanges, investment banks, hedge funds and asset management.

Telstra can support your Global expansion by growing your presence and helping you gain access to new pools of liquidity and trading partners in a flexible, scalable and secure manner.

TradingScreen is the leading independent provider of liquidity, trading, and investment technology via SaaS to the financial community. TradingScreen’s goal is to simplify the complexity of markets, by consolidating all investment workflows for exchange-traded and OTC instruments on a single platform. TradingScreen brings the major, global sell-side participants, leading regional brokers and the largest Buy side firms to a common environment, delivering market access, order- and liquidity-management and Investment services. The benefit to clients is an exceptional reach across counterparties, asset classes, and geography, and a full integration of services front to back. TradingScreen provides global coverage from offices in Boston, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. For more information on TradingScreen, go to http://www.tradingscreen.com

 Winterflood

Winterflood Securities is Europe’s leading market maker committed to providing liquidity and flexible execution services to retail brokers, asset managers and institutional investors. Winterflood’s strengths are a combination of traditional trading values and the performance of our own cutting edge technology.

 Our experienced team of traders help clients achieve high quality execution in over 15,000 tradeable instruments including UK, European and North American Equities together with Investment Trusts, Exchange Traded Products, Fixed Income, Structured Products and Funds. Founded in 1988, Winterflood has gone from being a niche market maker in the UK Small Cap market, to major liquidity provider across multiple asset classes in the UK and European markets. Winterflood is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Winterflood Securities is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Close Brothers Group plc.www.winterflood.com +44 (0)20 3100 0000 enquiries@winterflood.com

 

Exhibitors:

 

 

 Ancoa

Ancoa provides contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy & sell-side firms. Our highly sophisticated, yet easy to deploy and simple to use, monitoring and surveillance platform helps firms take full control of their regulatory, reputational and operational risks across markets, functions and asset classes. 

Firms can benefit from the reputational and commercial advantages of applying a rigorous approach to contextual surveillance, using powerful visualisation tools and reaping analytical data insights on single platform.

We help improve market integrity by providing greater visibility over trading behaviour. Our independent and real-time approach to monitoring, analytics, alerting and reporting, enables firms to identify and manage potential risks of market abuse, fraud and operational shortcomings.

Founded in 2010, Ancoa’s management team brings together a strong pedigree & track record in capital markets, technology, surveillance, analytics and entrepreneurship. 

For more information visit www.ancoa.com

 Aquis Exchange

 Aquis Exchange is a pan-European is a multilateral trading facility (MTF) regulated by the UK FCA. It was established in October 2012 and launched in November 2013.  Aquis Exchange operates a subscription based cash equities trading platform and develops exchange software. Aquis Exchange is set to revolutionize the European trading landscape. Currently, over 90% of European equity trading in each individual country takes place on two exchanges. The aim of Aquis Exchange is to bring fresh competition into the marketplace in order to lower the trading costs maintained by the existing duopoly. Aquis Exchange’s subscription pricing works on a similar model to that of the telecoms industry and is designed to encourage participation from all categories of professional trading firm. Users are charged according to the message traffic they generate, rather than a percentage of the value of each stock that they trade. There are different pricing bands to accommodate varying degrees of activity. There is a very low usage band for small firms, which are traditionally disadvantaged by the pricing structure of the incumbent exchanges and, at the other end of the pricing structure, is the top category where usage is unlimited (subject to a “fair usage” policy).The Company is led by former Chi-X Europe chief executive Alasdair Haynes.

 ARQA

Founded in 2000, ARQA Technologies is a leading independent financial software provider in Russia and CIS. It provides automated front-to-back solutions for over 300 sell- and buy-side institutions from different countries.

The most popular product is QUIK - a versatile EMS/OMS platform for optimal desk operations and client services. RISQ solutions developed on the basis of QUIK risk management functionality are used for pre-trade checks, portfolio evaluation and margin trading. There’s a line of low-latency solutions for direct sponsored access (via FIX or exchange API) incorporating online pre-trade control.

Solutions automating middle-and-back-office operations are based on QORT platform. MidQORT monitors and controls positions/risks across markets and clients. BackQORT ensures real-time operational accounting and generates reports for regulators and clients.

Client configurations are formed on modular basis with flexible selection of functionality for fair and transparent pricing. The company also offers software as managed service from its data centers.

+44 (0) 20 7643 2750

sales@arqatech.com

www.arqatech.com

 BATSChi-X

BATS Chi-X Europe is Europe’s largest stock exchange and offers trading in more than 3,600 securities across 15 major European markets, over one platform and under one rule book. In addition, BATS’ leading pan-European trade reporting  service, BXTR, now reports the majority of OTC equity market trading. Based in London, BATS Chi-X Europe is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

BATS Chi-X Europe is the brand name of BATS Trading Limited, a subsidiary of BATS Global Markets Inc., a leading global securities market operator in the US and Europe. Further information can be found at www.batstrading.co.uk or for regular updates, on Twitter at @BATSGlobal.

 CameronTec Logo

CameronTec Group is the global standard in financial messaging infrastructure and tools for the Capital Markets industry that today powers the largest user base among financial institutions. Uniquely positioned as a software and service provider for enterprise, hosted and managed platforms, our dedicated professional services team ensures optimal integration and deployment performance. CameronTec’s flagship offering Catalys is underpinned by market-leading connectivity technology and engineered on the widely acknowledged standard in FIX engines, CameronFIX. Catalys Market Access offers FIX-powered gateways to more than 60 equity, derivative and FX markets across the globe, as a locally deployed or managed / hosted service. Complementary FIX integration, testing and management solutions that include VeriFIX build out a complete offering to provide end-to-end global connectivity solutions for any electronic trading environment, using or migrating to FIX and proprietary protocols. CameronTec’s solutions are tested and trusted by the world’s best firms in over 50 countries, on all five continents, representing the broadest cross section of tier 1 and 2 investment banks, brokers, fund managers, exchanges, regulators, and members of the ISV community.

 www.camerontecgroup.com

 DealHub

DealHub provides connectivity, trading, trade processing and business intelligence solutions to global financial markets, including all of the world’s largest FX banks. DealHub’s low latency, high throughput solutions encompass the complete trading lifecycle from liquidity sourcing, through price distribution and ecommerce workflows, to STP, trade monitoring and processing, regulatory reporting and compliance archiving.  Solutions are tailored to support front, middle and back office workflows across all business functions, including interbank trading, prime brokerage and ecommerce.  Built-in business analytics and latency monitoring provide DealHub customers with powerful tools to optimise business performance.

The DealHub product framework combines flexible, rules-based workflow modules with more than one hundred ‘plug and play’ interfaces to trading venues, single and multi-bank portals, trade repositories and CCPs. The company’s unique strength is its ability to work alongside clients to customize this framework, addressing their most complex business and connectivity challenges, creating bespoke solutions that deliver genuine competitive advantage.

 

Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital – markets on which professional traders buy and sell equities, derivatives and other financial instruments according to clear rules and under strict supervision. Deutsche Börse Group, with its services and systems, ensures the functioning of these markets and a level playing field for all participants – worldwide.

Deutsche Börse has an integrated business model. Its product and service portfolio has a broader basis than other exchange organisations as it covers the entire process chain, from the monitored execution of trading orders, clearing, netting and transaction settlement through to post-trade custody of securities as well as the necessary electronic infrastructure and the provision of market information. Deutsche Börse sets standards with its superior risk management and its innovative collateral management to enable customers to effectively use their capital.

Deutsche Börse’s head office is in the financial centre Frankfurt/Rhine-Main. With more than 4,000 employees it is also globally present: in Luxembourg, Prague, London, Zurich and Moscow, in New York and Chicago, in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Tokyo – and more locations for its customers the world over.

EuroCCP is a central counterparty. Central counterparties (CCPs) give protection to both sides of a trade, providing to each party that the trade will settle at the agreed price in the event one party defaults on its obligations. Headquartered in Amsterdam, EuroCCP was formed in 2013 to provide low-cost equity clearing and settlement services throughout Europe. EuroCCP is the result of combining EuroCCP ltd. and EMCF N.V., both formed in 2007.

European Central Counterparty N.V. (EuroCCP) delivers safety and savings to trading firms through its low-cost, low-risk pan-European clearing and settlement services. EuroCCP clears equities from 18 European markets and from the US, Depositary Receipts as well as ETFs and Currency ETCs.

 
EZE Software Group

Eze Software Group is a premier provider of global investment technology for the front, middle, and back office. Eze Software Group partners with more than 1,500 buy-side and sell-side institutions in 30 countries across North and South America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific. Its clients include broker-dealers, endowments, family offices, hedge funds, institutional asset managers, mutual funds, pension funds, and professional individual investors.

 Eze Software employs more than 850 people worldwide. It is headquartered in Boston with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, London, New York, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Singapore, Stamford, and Sydney.

 Formed in 2013, Eze Software brings together the proven success of the RealTick EMS®, Eze OMS™, and Tradar PMS™ teams. Offering award-winning products and unparalleled customer service, Eze Software Group is committed to providing cutting-edge solutions for your investment needs.

 For more information, contact sales@ezesoft.com or visit www.ezesoft.com.

 
FIX Flyer

FIX Flyer develops advanced technology for managing complex, multi–asset, institutional securities trading using highly scalable software and network technologies.

Since 2005, as an agile technology provider we have partnered with our 170+clients worldwide, including UBS, Barclays, TD Ameritrade, Fidelity, Berenberg, Unicredit, GBM, Interacciones, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and more to build high quality, feature-rich software.

Flyer has built a team of operational experts who manage and provide FIX software as a service.  Our subject matter experts create and operate FIX servers for you to realize the full potential of our software to deliver the highest level of service and return on investment.

The FIX Flyer Engine is the first FIX server designed to manage high volume, ultra low latency trading networks and ECNs, easily scaling to thousands of connections.

Flyer also provides the Daytona trade monitor, the F1 DMA Gateway with Risk Controls, the Ignition regression test and certification tool; the Flyer Online hosted OMS; the Flyer Trading Network, and tools for commission management.

 

 Infront logo

Buy and sell-side institutions across Europe rely on Infront for electronic trading solutions and real-time market data, news, and analytics covering over 55 exchanges worldwide. Infront’s market data, analytics and trading terminal, mobile apps and versatile electronic trading solutions connect professional users in over 27 countries to their local and international markets – helping financial institutions to reduce costs and increase trading volumes.

 Established in 1998, Infront is an independent, privately owned company with offices in Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm.  With more than 100 employees and ownership of News Agency Direkt in Sweden and Infinancials in France, Infront has an established presence in the Nordic market, and is a growing international player.

 For more information, visit http://goinfront.com

 

IRESS is a leading global technology partner providing connectivity, trading, wealth management and market data solutions. Established across 14 offices worldwide IRESS provides fully managed financial services technology to a complete range of clients including large multinational investment banks, asset managers and brokers.

We offer an extensive suite of FIX routing solutions all connected by our open global SmartHub network. Our order management and execution systems paired with our connectivity services, comprehensive real time risk and limits engine, gives our clients the power, flexibility and global access they need to manage complex order flow with confidence.

www.iress.com

 

 ITG

ITG is an independent execution and research broker partnering with global portfolio managers and traders throughout the investment process, from investment decision through to settlement.  With our launch of the POSIT® crossing network in 1987, we founded ITG with a strong commitment to empower buyside investors.  And over the years, we've continued to deepen that commitment by creating a powerful network of intellectual capital, true industry experience, and market-leading technology to offer the unmatched insights that help clients generate and preserve alpha.

With 16 offices in 10 countries and multi-asset capabilities that support the needs of large equity portfolios, we combine the power of global reach with the precision of local vision.  Bringing together market-leading tools and unmatched expertise, we have helped clients understand market trends, improve performance, mitigate risk, and navigate increasingly complex markets.

Learn more at www.itg.com.

 

 

The LCH.Clearnet Group is a leading multi-asset class and multi-national clearing house, serving major exchanges and trading platforms as well as a range of OTC markets.

LCH.Clearnet's world-class risk management framework provides exceptional levels of protection to international markets, as has been proven through the management of past defaults. As demand for robust clearing services continues to grow, LCH.Clearnet is committed to achieving the highest standards of risk management across all asset classes cleared.

LCH.Clearnet Group is majority owned by London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L), a diversified international exchange group that sits at the heart of the world's financial community.

 

On January 2, 2015 Orc Group AB signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Tbricks.

About Orc

Orc is the global market leader in trading technology for listed derivatives. We serve the trading and electronic execution needs of premier institutions worldwide, who rely on Orc to stay ahead in increasingly dynamic and competitive markets. Building on our commitment to long term partnerships and technology innovation that delivers result, our next-generation app-based trading platform empowers professional traders and market makers.

With 200 customers in more than 30 countries, access to over 150 trading venues and offices in each of the world’s key financial centers, we offer true global capabilities.

Combining our technology and financial industry expertise, including a solid understanding of regulatory issues, Orc also provides expert advice and services that help reduce complexity and cost, while enabling clients to stay focused on value creation in their core businesses.

Orc is owned by Orc Group Holding AB which in turn is majority-owned mainly by Nordic Capital Fund VII.

About Tbricks 

Tbricks provides the next-generation trading system that empowers the professional trader. Tbricks delivers an open, solid and very fast core platform complemented by a rich set of trading apps. Tbricks supports premier trading and market making institutions in Europe and North America.

 www.tbricks.com


smartTrade

Founded in 1999, smartTrade is a global leader in sophisticated cross-asset Liquidity Management Systems, supporting Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income, Equities and Commodities. smartTrade works with a variety of clients ranging from tier 1 banks to broker-dealers, buy-side, regional and private banks, as well as retail institutions who leverage smartTrade’s technology across their global electronic trading platforms. smartTrade’s robust Liquidity Management System (LMS) solution is based on a number of modular components which can be used either standalone or combined to provide Connectivity, Aggregation, Smart-Order Routing, Matching/Internalisation and Distribution.

smartTrade also offers end-to-end trading solutions for Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income. These solutions, Liquidity FX and smart-FI, are available as software only or fully managed/hosted, taking advantage of smartTrade’s private cloud. For more information, visit www.smart-trade.net

 

TMX Atrium provides smarter infrastructure solutions for the world’s financial community. Established in 2006, TMX Atrium (formerly Atrium Network) was acquired in August 2011 by TMX Group and now operates as a unit of TMX Datalinx, its information services division. TMX Atrium is headquartered in Luxembourg with offices in London, New York and Toronto, with a global footprint that extends throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Russia and Asia, serving only the financial community. TMX Atrium operates as a venue neutral connectivity and infrastructure provider, offering the capital markets community highly-scalable connectivity between multiple markets and multiple trading venues. The simple approach to connectivity, ensures that customers connect quickly and easily to their desired trading counter parties, brokers, venues and clearers. TMX Atrium’s options include wireless ultra-low latency, dark fibre, dedicated Ethernet leased line, a secure internet connection with SLA - or a blend of the four. For more information, please visit www.tmxatrium.com


TNS

Transaction Network Services (TNS) was one of the world’s first organizations to offer a low latency network dedicated to meeting the unique needs of the financial community. Since those pioneering days, we’ve expanded our highly secure network’s coverage globally and allow end user to connect in over 45 countries, including in the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. We can currently deliver:

·         Access to e-Commerce and FIX connectivity, proprietary trading, broker dealers, exchanges, MTFs, ATS and ECNs. 
·         Third party and order routing services
·         On-net connectivity within days of request
·         24/7/365 network monitoring
·         Customer portals, for ordering and monitoring
·         Connection to over 1800 financial community endpoints around the world
·         Strategic hosting /co-location
·         Participants include: fund managers, proprietary traders, broker dealers, exchanges, MTFs, ATS and ECNs. 
·         Asset classes supported include: equities, foreign exchange, derivatives, fixed income and options hosting.

For further information, please e-mail financial@tnsi.com, visit www.tnsfinancial.com or call +44 (0)207 336 1510

Traiana

Traiana operates the leading market infrastructure for post-trade processing and risk management across asset classes, and provides client service and risk management technology across the financial sector. Global banks, broker/dealers, buyside firms and trading platforms use our cross asset class services to automate risk management and pre-trade/post-trade processing of listed and over the counter transactions. Traiana’s network is comprised of the global financial community’s leading voices – providing insight, thought leadership and connectivity. We take the complex problems of both the markets and individual organizations and solve them in a creative way, so firms can implement the most cost-effective solution. We enable our clients to stay compliant and ahead of changes in the regulatory landscape, while allowing them to focus on seizing opportunities and growing their business safely and securely. Our proven scalable and trusted solutions create safer, lower cost, real-time markets, which increases trading opportunities, creates efficiency and reduces costs. 

 

Faster trading, new strategies, demanding sources of operational risk, developments in payment processing and evolving regulations all require real-time insight and control.  Helping firms address these challenges, Velocimetrics is setting a new benchmark for the level of operational oversight possible by delivering uncompromised end-to-end visibility across complex environments, accompanied by performance improving analytics.

Its full-spectrum product suite, enables emerging problems to be instantly detected and their root-cause rapidly understood from both a business and technical perspective, significantly reducing an issue’s potential impact, whilst also identifying opportunities for on-going improvement.  Providing asset class agnostic, highly customisable, agile, open and globally scalable solutions, Velocimetrics prioritises flexibility so it can build the solution that will effectively meet your firm’s specific requirements. 

Formed in 2009, Velocimetrics' world-class financial services expertise continues to attract a growing global client base.  Its sophisticated solutions deliver the level of transparency required to instil confidence and its innovative approach demonstrates the future potential for latency monitoring and performance measurement tools.

For more information visit www.velocimetrics.com

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 CameronTec Logo

CameronTec Group is the global standard in financial messaging infrastructure and tools for the Capital Markets industry that today powers the largest user base among financial institutions. Uniquely positioned as a software and service provider for enterprise, hosted and managed platforms, our dedicated professional services team ensures optimal integration and deployment performance. CameronTec’s flagship offering Catalys is underpinned by market-leading connectivity technology and engineered on the widely acknowledged standard in FIX engines, CameronFIX. Catalys Market Access offers FIX-powered gateways to more than 60 equity, derivative and FX markets across the globe, as a locally deployed or managed / hosted service. Complementary FIX integration, testing and management solutions that include VeriFIX build out a complete offering to provide end-to-end global connectivity solutions for any electronic trading environment, using or migrating to FIX and proprietary protocols. CameronTec’s solutions are tested and trusted by the world’s best firms in over 50 countries, on all five continents, representing the broadest cross section of tier 1 and 2 investment banks, brokers, fund managers, exchanges, regulators, and members of the ISV community.

 www.camerontecgroup.com

Wi-Fi and Meeting Area Sponsor:                        

 
  Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading provides clients with the necessary tools to manage their trades from start to finish, from pre-trade analytics to post-trade analysis. Our clients access our products via FIX or any EMS/OMS. Customers can seek liquidity using our suite of multi-asset algorithms, route to optimal destinations using our smart router, and take advantage of non-displayed liquidity through our SIGMA X™ non-displayed liquidity suite. Along with providing clients access to global equity markets, we also offer foreign exchange, futures, and options across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. To learn more, visit gset.gs.com.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world. To learn more, visit gs.com.

Competition and Brand Sponsor:                        

 
REDI

At REDI, we are focused bringing a new level of efficiency, transparency and openness to the trading process by building a collaborative community of investors, brokers, technology firms and content providers.  

Through our modular, end-to-end trade management platform, REDIPlus®, clients are supported throughout the entire trade lifecycle, enabling them to manage risk and efficiently implement nearly any strategy type, from simple single stock execution to complex multi-legged spreads. Users can access a growing network of over 125 execution brokers to route Equities, Futures or Options orders globally, as well as dozens of integrated prime and clearing brokers through our expanding suite of middle office tools. In addition, broker and vendor partners are able to efficient plug into our platform to reach our community of 5,000 active users. 

REDI was among the industry's first providers of trading technology and has evolved for more than 20 years. Today, with the backing our investors – Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citadel, Goldman Sachs and Lightyear Capital – we're building on our legacy of innovation to become an open, industry-backed ecosystem for the entire trading community.

Barista Sponsor:                        

 
KCG KCG offers leading services designed to address trading needs across asset classes, product types and time zones. As one of the world’s largest independent market makers, we combine advanced technology with exceptional client service to deliver unique liquidity, lower transaction costs and improve pricing. For every order, we provide a solution, whether market making or agency, lit or dark, voice or automated. Through KCG’s Global Execution Services, clients have access to sophisticated algorithms and experienced trading desks to access liquidity, maintain anonymity and minimize market impact. We build the connections that deliver maximum value for our clients and create more efficient, resilient markets around the world.

Brand Sponsor:                        

 

The Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) automates front-/middle-office investment management functions for over 350 Buy-Side firms in the institutional asset and fund management, private wealth, alternative investments, insurance, banking and pension markets across 44 countries. The solution supports the entire investment lifecycle on a single platform, from decision support activities through trading and post-trade settlement, with broad asset class support and integrated compliance management throughout. Charles River IMS combines full order management/execution management capabilities. A built-in Investment Book of Record (IBOR) improves efficiency/accuracy for front office users by removing dependence on back-office data feeds.  Up-to-date performance measurement/attribution analysis and integrated risk management/scenario analysis enrich the portfolio management process. 

Charles River provides a fully-managed Software as a Service (SaaS) model in a private cloud that ensures successful operation and system support, such as day-to-day management, regular periodic upgrades, continuous workflow improvements, expanded functional rollout and end user support.  

Cocktail Sponsors:                        

 
Rapid Addition

Since 2003, Rapid Addition has been one of the leading software solution providers to the global electronic marketplace. Our founders are some of the best known names in the industry.

A fully independent company, headquartered in the UK, with clients in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America, Rapid Addition works with many of the leading global financial institutions, including banks, broker-dealers, exchanges, MTFs, Foreign Exchange (FX) houses, hedge funds and investment managers.

Rapid Addition are at the forefront of providing clients with a range of solutions and products that are vital to maintaining the necessary competitive advantage. The leading FIX engine from Rapid Addition, RA-Cheetah, gives consistent low-latency performance and exceptional reliability through a program of continuous development and performance testing. RA-Cheetah is built using Rapid Addition's advanced low latency Generation Zero technology, which ensures no runtime garbage collection in either the JAVA or .NET implementations of the FIX engine. We are currently introducing faster versions of our class leading technology by replacing selected parts of our software with FPGA implementations of those functions.

SunGard’s solutions for capital markets help banks, broker-dealers, FCMs and other financial institutions improve the efficiency, transparency and control of their trading and processing. From market connectivity, trade execution and securities financing to accounting, data management and tax reporting, our solutions provide cross-asset support for the entire trade lifecycle. 

SunGard’s Valdi is a suite of electronic trading solutions for equities and listed derivatives. Valdi offers both fully automated and high touch order management, trade execution and liquidity management; pre- and post-trade risk and compliance; and market data. With a suite of hosted services and connectivity to the SunGard Global Network (SGN), Valdi helps customers cost-effectively execute trades across multiple platforms, instruments and geographies.

SunGard’s Front Arena is a global capital markets solution that delivers position control across multiple asset classes and business lines. Integrating sales and distribution, trading and risk management, and settlement and accounting, Front Arena helps capital markets businesses around the world improve performance, transparency and automation. For more information, please visit www.sungard.com/capitalmarkets.

Water Bottle Sponsor:                        

 

IRESS is a leading global technology partner providing connectivity, trading, wealth management and market data solutions. Established across 14 offices worldwide IRESS provides fully managed financial services technology to a complete range of clients including large multinational investment banks, asset managers and brokers.

We offer an extensive suite of FIX routing solutions all connected by our open global Smart Hub network. Our order management and execution systems paired with our connectivity services, comprehensive real time risk and limits engine, givesour clients the power, flexibility and global access they need to manage complex order flow with confidence.

www.iress.com

   

  

 

 

 

The EMEA Trading Conference takes place in the heart of the City of London at Old Billingsgate. 

 Old Billingsgate

Old Billingsgate
1 Old Billingsgate Walk, 16 Lower Thames Street, EC3R 6DX
+44 (0)20 7283 2800

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Hotels in the area

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+44 (0)20 3002 4300

The Tower Hotel London
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+44 (0)871 376 9036

The Grange City Hotel
8-14 Cooper's Row, London, EC3N 2BQ
+44 (0)20 7863 3700

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+44 (0)20 7657 8080

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 Official Media Partner:

 

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The GlobalTrading Journal is the premier global educational publication for the electronic trading industry and the FIX Trading Community's official journal since 2002. Drawn from the industry, GlobalTrading includes buy-side interviews, technical insight, regulatory updates, exchange news, pension fund analysis and updates on the most important trends and opinions on the big issues. Whether you are looking for case studies, electronic trading strategies, buy-side technology adoption, algorithmic trading, or new FIX-related technologies across asset classes, there is something for everyone.

Our industry driven Face2Face Electronic Trading Forums bring the domestic and international buy- and sell-side communities, exchange representatives and solution providers together to discuss the latest on electronic trading, FIX, technologies, best practices and regulatory issues at locations across Asia.

With unique online content and downloadable resources, www.fixglobal.com delivers the latest opinions and case studies in the print edition in a free eBook, as well as offering a comprehensive, searchable, downloadable archive of every GlobalTrading issue.

 Media Partners:

 

 

Alpha Journal is a digital publication with a global focus on alternative investment funds targeted at a readership of institutional investors and investment/asset managers. The editor, Margie Lindsay, created a reputation while executive editor of Hedge Funds Review of producing well-written and authoritative content, with access to the biggest names in the industry and an eye on the up-and-coming managers and investment community. Alpha Journal is unconstrained by traditional print limitations with a website designed for accessing multi-media content on a range of devices. Alpha Journal is free-to-view with navigation that is clear and designed to give easy access to information on funds, investors, regulation, events and other topics.

ATMonitor 

ATMonitor provides a unique online database of information, independent research, interviews and industry news relevant to all participants in the global securities market.

We believe in sharing trading intelligence - for more information visit www.atmonitor.co.uk or follow us on twitter @atmonitor

 Automated Trader

Automated Trader is the first global magazine dedicated to automated and algorithmic trading, and offers in-depth business and technical coverage through comprehensive news, features, in-depth articles on best practice/techniques and detailed user case studies. In addition to thousands of CTAs, hedge funds, proprietary trading operations and conventional asset managers globally, Automated Trader is also read by all major sellside participants in automated and algorithmic trading.

 

 Best Execution

Best Execution – where the buyside and sellside meet. Best Execution reviews the issues that impact the achievement of best execution in the global securities markets throughout the trading lifecycle (from pre-trade to trade execution to post-trade). Increasingly driven by regulation we report on the seismic shifts that are occurring in capital markets across asset classes, with a key focus on the cutting-edge technology solutions and services that are needed to meet these changes. www.bestexecution.net

 

bobsguide 

bobsguide.com is the trusted online global resource for buyers of financial lT technology. Members utilise bobsguide.com to access RSS feeds, industry news & financial technology blogs, research/purchase systems for banks, dealing rooms, corporate treasuries and financial institutions and secure insight and solutions to everyday challenges. 
Our information is independent, constantly updated, accurate and trustworthy. 
bobsguide connects financial IT technology vendors, banks and consultants with their relevant buyers across a number of marketing platforms www.bobsguide.com

bobsguide

1 Hammersmith Broadway, W6 9DL, London, UK

T:+44 (0)20 8080 9162

 diliger

diliger is a disrupting technology helping capital markets and investment professionals buy better and faster.  Our procurement support platform covers systems, market data, infrastructure and securities services.  Underpinned by pre-completed RFIs diliger is developed by industry consultants to support in-depth market and supplier capabilities research against a broad set of requirements criteria.  For buyers, this means greater accuracy of results, reduced expenditure, and faster time to market. For suppliers there has never been such a simple, yet targeted way of relaying information about your full suite of products and services at the exact time buyers require it. www.diliger.com

 
EU Trading

EU Etrading is the leading independent institutional market structure portal for Europe. Providing in-depth coverage and insights including articles, news, videos, opinion polls, reference, regulatory information, a free newsletter and much much more.

We are dedicated to keeping electronic trading practitioners with an eye on the complex European market informed and enlightened on the latest trends, developments and innovations in this exciting and diverse region of the world.

For more information please visit http://euetrading.com or contact support@euetrading.com or follow on twitter @euetrading

 

Financial News

Financial News, the online daily news service and weekly newspaper, is the leading source of information about the investment banking, fund management and securities industries. At our core are the news stories, comment and analysis from our team of journalists. Top quality content comes from Financial News and the rest of Dow Jones with 400 reporters in EMEA in 30 news bureaus.

In addition to the daily news service, our website is focused on four core sectors: Asset Management, Investment Banking, Private Equity and Trading and Technology. News, comment, analysis, blogs: shaping your ideas on the biggest subjects right now.

Learn more – www.efinancialnews.com

 

Finextra

Finextra is an online newswire, community and content provider covering the global financial technology and services landscape. It covers innovations, services, solutions, applications and technologies to support the banking and financial industries.

Finextra is known globally as the main source of news and content via our financial technology newswire, which includes a daily e-newsletter with the latest headlines and industry research, articles, white papers and case studies. Finextra’s video and audio content, via exclusive broadcast interviews and live, interactive webcasts, have established the newswire as an international brand presence. The established Finextra Community provides interactive blogging, networking services and online research for the global financial technology industry.

 Finextra is also well known for running industry leading events such as EBADay - Europe’s premier banking and payments conference, as well as Finextra Future Money – a well-known series of events that look at digital transformation and innovations with the FinTech space. In addition to a roster of breakfast roundtables and dinner briefings on various industry topics held throughout the year. 

Harrington Starr 

Harrington Starr are Global Leaders in Financial Services and Commodities Technology Recruitment, Consultancy, Events and Insight, and provide permanent, retained, contract and interim recruitment solutions exclusively to the FS Technology sector.

Connecting the Financial Services and Commodities Technology Community, Harrington Starr work with both the world's leading brands and the best talent in the sector to help our customers become more productive and successful. Through talent and opportunity identification, network introductions, thought leading content and a series of events we work hard to ensure added value in every point of contact with our clients and candidates.

Harrington Starr power The FinTech Capital & Trading Technologist Magazines, The Financial Services & Commodities Technology Breakfasts and Chair the newly formed FinTech Influencers Group.

Your Success. Our Business.

 

 

 
The Trade

THE TRADE is the leading quarterly publication focused on institutional global securities trading. With a worldwide circulation of 7,000, THE TRADE is sent to named buy-side traders and operational heads of buy-side institutions and their sell-side counterparts. Now in its 10th year, THE TRADE reports on key development areas from crossing and DMA to algorithmic trading and innovation in OMS.  Contact: francoise@thetrade.ltd.uk or Tel: +44 20 7397 3821 www.thetradenews.com

 TRG

The Realization Group is a full service marketing and business development services company specialising in the capital markets. Our team contains industry practitioners from both the trading and post trade disciplines and we have expertise equally in the on-exchange and OTC trading environments. We apply our comprehensive set of marketing programs and wide-ranging media and business networks to complement the business development requirements of our client organisations.  For more information www.therealizationgroup.com 

 

The Trading Mesh

The Trading Mesh, now in its fifth year, is a unique online resource dedicated to the complex, interconnected systems of global financial trading. By combining an ongoing series of interviews with recognised thought leaders, together with the latest in social publishing technology and a more traditional directory model, The Trading Mesh provides readers and subscribers with a unique insight into the industry, and offers vendors and service providers an unrivalled route to the global electronic trading community.

 

 

 

 Industry Association Partners: 

FIA Europe 

About FIA Europe:

FIA Europe, formerly the Futures and Options Association (FOA), represents some 175 firms involved in the exchange-traded and centrally-cleared derivatives markets – including banks, brokers, commodity firms, exchanges, CCPS, vendors, law firms and consultants. FIA Europe works with its members to maintain constructive dialogue with government and regulatory authorities and deliver high standards of industry practice.  FIA Europe, last year, formed an affiliation with FIA under a new structure – FIA Global. Under this arrangement, FIA, FIA Europe and FIA Asia have strengthened their influence on cross-border issues, substantially increasing the coordination and information flow between regions and providing a powerful global voice to express the views of their members. The organisations preserve their ability to deal with legislative, regulatory and market issues in their respective time-zones and continue to operate with their own leadership and staff, separate boards of directors and distinct memberships.

 

 FISD

The Financial Information Services Association (FISD) of SIIA provides a neutral business forum for exchanges, market data vendors, specialist data providers, brokerage firms, investment managers and banks to address and resolve business and technical issues related to the distribution, management, administration and use of market data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier Global Member firms - 3 free passes

All other Member Firms - 1 free pass

To claim one of your firm’s free member passes, please click here and select your firm from the drop-down list. If your free member firm pass has already been taken, please purchase a member pass ticket from the table below.
 
Free Buy-Side and Regulator Passes
Representatives from the Buy-Side and regulators are entitled to free attendance at this event. Please register below for a pass.
 
Please contact Lois.ranft@fixtrading.org if you have any questions

 
Cancellation/Substitution Policy: If you are unable to attend the event after registering you may designate a substitute. Please forward your substitution request to lois.ranft@fixtrading.org. No substitutions will be accepted after Wednesday 4th March 2015. Registration fee is non-refundable.

EMEA Trading Conference 2015

Tuesday 10th March

Description:

10 March - Old Billingsgate, London

The EMEA Trading Conference has become Europe's largest one day trading event. Now in its seventh year, the conference is noted for its high quality speakers, relevant issues under debate and the significant networking opportunities it presents to the region's trading community. Back by industry demand, the 2015 conference will bring the European trading community together and will once again offer industry participants:

- An interactive program that truly addresses market needs, providing impartial, high quality content

- Significant networking opportunities throughout the day and into the evening

- Separate business and technical streams that generate intelligent debate

 

Lead Sponsors:

 

Lead Sponsors

Brief description: The EMEA Trading Conference has become Europe's largest one day trading event.

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Lucy Wicks uploaded a document/media item titled FIX Family of Standards to the group EMEA Trading Conference 2015 19 March 2015 11:52am
FIX Trading Community uploaded a document/media item titled AsiaPac update – What does the EMEA region need to know? to the group EMEA Trading Conference 2015 18 March 2015 4:59pm
FIX Trading Community uploaded a document/media item titled West Africa is the latest region to adopt FIX to the group EMEA Trading Conference 2015 17 March 2015 4:23pm
FIX Trading Community uploaded a document/media item titled High performance working group update to the group EMEA Trading Conference 2015 17 March 2015 4:20pm
FIX Trading Community uploaded a document/media item titled New FIX application messages for high performance market data to the group EMEA Trading Conference 2015 17 March 2015 4:17pm