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EMEA Trading Conference 2017

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08:00

Event registration

08:30

Event welcome: FIX Trading Community

08:45 Keynote speaker - Dr Kay Swinburne

09:35

Dealing with MiFID II in a global regulatory framework

Clients, firms and exchanges that trade across borders are impacted to some extent by the regulations of the jurisdictions of the market where they trade and/or by the jurisdictions where their clients are based. MiFID II/MiFIR is no exception, its extraterritorial reach affects stakeholders outside of the EU. This session will discuss:

  • Impact of MiFID II on MiFID Authorised Firms trading abroad
  • Impact on non-EU firms trading in EU
  • Reach of MiFID on non-EU trading venues
  • Practical approaches

Speakers:

  • Rodrigo Buenaventura, Head of Markets Department, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
  • Matthew Coupe, Co-Chair Regional Committee & EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, Director, Barclays Investment Bank
  • Philippe Guillot, Executive Director, Markets Directorate, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)
  • Rebecca Healey, Co-Chair EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, Head of EMEA Market Structure and Strategy, Liquidnet
  • Dr Kay Swinburne, MEP for Wales

10:30

Morning break

 

Business stream 1

Business stream 2 Technical stream

Educational stream

11:00 - 11:40

What will the equity trading landscape look like in 2018 and beyond?

  • As Exchanges and Liquidity Providers directly court the buy-side does this mean the inevitable dis-intermediation of the sell-side?
  • What new partnerships will form and how will liquidity interact between venues?
  • What will the rise of conditional order flow mean; is this a panacea or potential market structure problem?
  • What changes to workflow will need to be made for the buy-side to meet best execution requirements?
  • What role will technology and lower cost overheads play in selecting counterparts? 

Moderator:

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

Panellists:

  • Ian Cohen, Managing Director, Global Head Market Structure and Execution Strategy, HSBC Global Asset Management
  • Nej D'jelal, Co-Chair, Plato Partnership, Managing Director and Head of EMEA Electronic Equities Product, Barclays
  • Mark Pumfrey, CEO EMEA, Liquidnet
  • Ben Springett, European Head of Electronic & Program Trading, Jefferies
  • Natan Tiefenbrun, Managing Director, European Execution Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Fixed Income

The extension of scope of MiFID II/ MiFIR beyond equities will entail substantial changes in the way Fixed Income instruments are traded & reported. Fixed income cash & derivative trading will be faced by huge changes. Transparency and data capture requirements will create challenges to voice trading and new & existing execution venues will be challenged by the current settled models. We shall discuss:

  • Where to find liquidity? What are liquidity concerns?
  • Is there a future for voice trading?  For what?
  • RFQ’s post MIFID II – What does the future hold?
  • How will Systematic Internaliser work for Fixed Income?
  • How orders are executed – New types of order flow and automation of it  

Moderator:

David Bullen, Founder, Bullen Management Ltd

Panellists:

  • Arjun Singh-Muchelle, Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, TP ICAP
  • Ashlin Kohler, Head of EMEA Rates and Credit eCommerce, Citi
  • Miranda Morad, General Counsel, MarketAxess Europe and Trax
  • Nick Robinson, Founding CEO, Nick Robinson Trading Consultancy Ltd

Global Technical (GTC) update

This session provides you with a practical update of the last 12 months progress, and how the FIX Global Technical Committee has addressed the business challenges impacting the trading community and developed technical solutions by extending the FIX Family of Standards.

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

Topics to be discussed include:

  • MiFID II – FIX support for regulatory requirements
  • Simple Binary Encoding – V1.0 Standard finalised
  • FIX Performance Session Layer – Release Candidate 4
  • Encoding JSON – Release Candidate 1
  • Plus much more..

Hanno Klein, EMEA Chair, Global Technical Committee, FIX Trading Community, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Borse

FIX Cybersecurity Working Group Update

Presenter:

Michael Cooper, Chair, Cybersecurity Working Group, FIX Trading Community, CTO Radianz, BT GBFM

11:45

Making Research Pay – The Implementation

  • Establishing the cost of research and managing multiple payments across multiple actual vs agreed budgets
  • Managing the procurement process and avoiding inducements
  • Global ramifications and managing conflicting regulation including VAT
  • Implications on extending the payment process 

Presenter & Moderator:

Rebecca HealeyCo-Chair EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading CommunityHead of EMEA Market Structure and Strategy, Liquidnet

Panellists:

  • Jeremy Davies, Co-founder, RSRCHXchange
  • Stuart Howard, Head of Investment Management Operations, Invesco
  • Patrick Gill, Head of Commission Management, Instinet
  • Robin Strong, Managing Director, Convergex Westminster Research Associates

 

OTC Derivatives Landscape

Join this session to explore the shifts taking place in the OTC derivatives landscape.

 Discussion will include:

  • What will be the impact of the derivatives trading obligation?
  • The role of OTFs in the derivatives market
  • SEF interplay with MiFIR/D II venues
  • Is there a scope of continued OTC execution of derivatives?

Moderator:

Roger Cogan, Head, European Public Policy, ISDA

Panellists:

  • Jamie Brigstock, Citi
  • Sassan Danesh, EMEA Chair, FICC (Fixed Income, Currencies, Commodities) Committee and Co-Chair Global Fixed Income Committee, FIX Trading Community, Managing Partner, Etrading Software Ltd
  • Stephen Hanks, Markets Policy, FCA

FIX Support for MiFID II 

Presenter:

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

 FIX 101

Presenter:

Ian Richardson, Founder, FIX4wards

12:30

Lunch

 

Business stream 1 Business stream 2 Technical stream Educational stream
13:30 - 14:10

How FIX is Helping to Implement MiFID

Since the start of the 2015 FIX Trading Community have launched numerous new subcommittees / working groups looking at the practical changes that FIX will need to support MiFID. This session will provide all firms with an update on the issues and challenges that FIX is addressing to support the looming implementation of MiFID II.

Presentations from the co-chairs of the following group:

  • MiFID Transparency Subgroup 
  • MiFID Reference Data Subgroup 
  • MiFID Best Execution Subgroup 
  • MiFID Microstructure Subgroup 
  • MiFID Order Data & Record Keeping Subgroup

Post-Trade

This session will discuss:

  • How is new regulation driving innovation in post-trade? Where are firms focussing their efforts?
  • The impact of new technology on post-trade?
  • The importance that CSDR and SFTR has on continual improvement of post trade processes. Are firms paying these regulations enough attention?
  • Reference data – how is it sourced and input into your system? What are the industry solutions and what role do utilities play?
  • How can trade compression contribute to post-trade operational cost and efficiency savings?

Moderator:

Laura Craft, Co-Chair Post Trade Working Group, FIX Trading Community Director, Equities & Fixed Income, Traiana, a NEX Group company

Panellists:

  • Tim Beckwith, Head of Sales for EquityClear, LCH
  • John Hughes, Head of Post-trade Sales, Fidessa
  • Matthew Luff, MiFID II Consultant, Henderson Global Investors
  • Murray Stolworthy, Head of International Equity Middle Office, Settlements and Tax Operations, Jefferies
  • Geoffroy Vander Linden, Co-chair MiFID Reference Data Subgroup, FIX Trading Community, Head of Transparency Services, TRAX

FIX Orchestra and FIX Repository 2017 Edition

Presenter:

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

FIX 101

Presenter:

Ian Richardson, Founder, FIX4wards

14:15

Build or buy?          

In an era of compressing margins for market participants and increasing requirements for technological changes dictated by regulation and changes to the industry, the decision of building vs buying is becoming even more critical. During this session, we will explore:

  • How can a firm identify areas and services that can be outsourced to vendor’s vs point of focus for the firm to continue to build?
  • There are some instances where services are paid under unclear structures. How is it possible to bring more transparency to these structures?
  • What can be the issues associated to build everything from scratch? And those of buying?
  • What is an effective vendor selection policy?
  • Who takes responsibility for failure to meet regulations?

Moderator:

Alex Wolcough, Co-Founder, Sycamore Financial Technology

Panellists:

  • Richard Bentley, Chief Product Officer, Ullink
  • Roberto Cocchi, Chief Executive Officer, SoftSolutions!
  • Sacha Fellica, Global Products Manager, Sales and Trading, Bloomberg L.P.
  • Duncan Higgins, Head of EMEA Electronic Products, ITG

Security of the Financial Markets

This session will review:

  • What are the clearest trends and important initiatives facing the market
  • Review of the UK v Europe & global perspective
  • Looking ahead – what is front of mind?
  • What are firms doing to meet requirements?
  • Cybersecurity – threats, landscape and expectations

Details to be announced shortly

Moderator:
Michael Cooper, 
Chair, Cybersecurity Working Group, FIX Trading CommunityCTO Radianz, BT GBFM

Panellists:

  • Donal Byrne, CEO, Corvil
  • Russell Wing, Head of Information Security, LME

 

FIX Online 

Presenter:

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

 

Data flows for trading and regulatory reporting under MiFID II

Presenter:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15:00 Afternoon break

15:45

The Future for Fixed Income and Derivatives

This session will discuss:

  • Will fixed income and derivatives trading move to an equity-like trading model within 5-years?
  • Will this lead to better outcomes for the market?

Moderator:

Robert Barnes, CEO, Turquoise

Panellists:

  • Enrico Bruni, Managing Director, Head of Europe and Asia Business, Tradeweb
  • Matthew Coupe, Co-Chair Regional Committee & EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, Director, Barclays Investment Bank
  • Arjun Singh-MuchelleGlobal Head of Regulatory Affairs, TP ICAP
16:30 Closing speech

16:50

Keynote speaker - Sean Fitzpatrick

17:30 - 19:30

Networking drinks

 * Agenda subject to change

 


2017 Keynote Speakers:

Robert Guest

Dr Kay Swinburne, MEP for Wales

Kay was elected as the Conservative MEP for Wales in June 2009. A successful career in investment banking & fund management has equipped her with in-depth knowledge of the global financial markets and led to her appointment as a Coordinator on the Economics and Monetary Affairs committee (ECON) in the European Parliament where she has worked on financial reform legislation for the past 7 years.

 

Since the outcome of the UK’s vote on Brexit, Kay has been actively involved in facilitating industry’s engagement with both the UK Government and the EU institutions. She would like to ensure that whatever the new relationship is between the EU and the UK, the role of the City of London as a successful global financial centre is maintained. 

Sean Fitzpatrick

Sean Fitzpatrick is one of the greatest international rugby players of all time and one of the most successful sportsmen over the last twenty years.

He holds the world record for playing in 63 consecutive Test matches for the New Zealand All Blacks and is the world’s most capped hooker. His extraordinary international career began with his debut for the All Blacks in 1986 against France. He was appointed captain of the All Blacks six years later and played in 121 international matches, including 92 Test matches, a New Zealand record. Sean also holds the record for most Test matches as an All Black captain (51) and has played in more Test match victories (74) than any other player. 

Sean led New Zealand to a series win over the touring British Lions and also led the team to a clean sweep in the first Tri-Nations tournament. He became the first New Zealander to captain a Test series win in South Africa.

Only a year after his international debut, Sean took part in the inaugural Rugby World Cup in which he enjoyed one of his best-ever rugby moments as the All Blacks went on to win the tournament final in Auckland against France. Thereafter, he missed only two Test matches over the next decade and went on to become the second-most capped New Zealand player of all time.

Since retirement Sean has been a regular commentator on Sky and ITV’s international coverage and has co-founded his own motivation and leadership consultancy. Having been a key player and captain of such a successful international team Sean is vastly experienced in what it takes to be the best. He is an outstanding speaker on motivation and teambuilding as well as on the lighter side of the sport. He speaks about achieving success and how organisations should measure themselves against the competition, and the importance of
continual learning and development within companies and individuals

 

EMEA 2017 Confirmed Speakers

 
 

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, 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.

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. In 2015 he was he received a Lifetime Achievement award from the TRADE magazine. His views have been cited by many major media organisations and he continues to be a featured speaker at industry conferences. 

 

Dr. Robert Barnes, 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.

 

Tim Beckwith, Head of Sales EquityClear, LCH

In his role as Head of Sales for EquityClear, Tim is focused on customer engagement, particularly in membership, product development and clearing strategies.

Prior to joining LCH in December 2014, Tim was Post Trade Manager at London Stock Exchange Plc. In this role, Tim oversaw capital markets post trade strategy, product development and implementation of T+2 in the UK. He has also worked on the Network Management team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and in Pan European CCP product management roles at EuroCCP

Richard Bentley, Chief Product Officer, Ullink

 

Jamie Brigstock,  ‎Rates Business Manager, Citi

Donal Byrne, CEO, Corvil

Donal Byrne is the CEO of Corvil, the industry leader for deriving IT, Security, and Business intelligence from network data. As companies adopt faster and smarter machine technology, it becomes critical to safeguard the transparency, performance and security of critical infrastructure and business applications.  Corvil provides the leading cyber surveillance and forensics platform for trading businesses providing machine visibility and learning for threat activity detection and overall vulnerability assessment with zero impact on underlying performance of the trading systems.

As CEO of Corvil, Donal has been at the forefront of technology innovation and its application to financial markets. He has over thirty years’ experience working in the fields of distributed computer systems, high-speed networking, algorithmic business, cyber security, big data, machine learning and data science. Donal joined Corvil in 2000 as Chairman and in 2002, he took on the role of CEO. Donal has been named in the Trading Technology Top 40 by Institutional Investor and Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. 

Rodrigo Buenaventura, Head of Markets Department, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Rodrigo Buenaventura is an economist by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He started his career in Analistas Financieros Internacionales (AFI, a leading financial consulting group in Spain) in 1993, as a bond market analyst, then managing partner and CEO of the public finance consulting branch.


He joined the CNMV (the Spanish securities regulator) in 2005 as Head of International Affairs, where he was deeply involved in the European legislative process and in international cooperation through the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) and IOSCO. In 2007 he became Director for Secondary Markets of the CNMV, which covered supervision of trading and post-trading infrastructures as well as market abuse supervision.


In September 2011 he was appointed Head of the Markets Department at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), taking responsibility for secondary markets, market integrity and posttrading

David Bullen, Founder, Bullen Management Ltd

Roberto Cocchi, Chairman and CEO, SoftSolutions!

After working for an energy security research firm as a solid state laser researcher, in 1991 he moved to the software industry and developed the first Teknekron- based (now Tibco) Italian fixed income trading and position solution.

In 1997 he founded SoftSolutions!. He has since spearheaded the development of all the company's financial application suite, such as nexRates (fixed income market making trading solution), XTAuctions (Government primary auctions) and the most successful  MIFID II fixed income SOR in Europe, BestX. His operational roles include extending the FinTech innovation process and heading the business development team, catering overall to more than 30 clients in 10 different countries. Roberto earned a Master's degree in Solid State Physics in 1990.

 

Roger Cogan, ‎Head, European Public Policy, ISDA

 

Ian joined HSBC in 2005 and is presently the Global Head of Market Structure and Execution Strategy for HSBC Global Asset Management. In this recently created role Ian is responsible for defining and overseeing HSBC’s interaction with markets, global oversight of trading and trading strategy, the selection of liquidity venues, platforms and counter-parties and multi asset execution.  

Ian was formerly Chief Operating Officer for HSBC Equities division in Asia, based in Hong Kong, and Chief Strategy Officer for HSBC’s Equities division globally.

Until June 2015 when he relocated to the UK Ian was the Chairman of the Equities Committee of ASIFMA, the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association, Chairman of HSBC Securities Taiwan and Singapore, board director of HSBC Securities India and is presently a board member of the think tank Quorum 15

Previously Ian held the role of Chairman of the AFME (Association for Financial Markets in Europe) Securities Trading Committee, board director of HSBC Securities Egypt, Dubai, NYSE Smartpool and LiquidityHub 

Ian joined HSBC from BCS Group Plc, a financial services consultancy and software company where he was a founding member and CEO.  Prior to this Ian was CEO of Jiway Broker Services, the innovative integrated Stock Exchange and CCP created by Morgan Stanley and OM Group.

Ian formerly held positions as European head of external Risk with Morgan Stanley, COO for IT for Barclays Capital and IT Director for Clearstream.

Prior to entering financial services Ian developed advanced software and algorithmic solutions for the Insurance, Petro-Chemical, Aviation and Defence industries across Europe. 

Michael Cooper, Chair, Cybersecurity Working Group, FIX Trading CommunityCTO Radianz, BT GBFM

 

Matt Coupe, Co-Chair of EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, Director, Barclays Investment Bank 

   

Laura CraftCo-Chair Post Trade Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Director, Equities & Fixed Income, Traiana, a NEX Group company

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 Equities & Fixed Income Product Strategy at Traiana, a NEX Group company, where she is responsible for expanding Traiana’s post-trade capabilities into the securities space. 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 Danesh, EMEA Chair, FICC (Fixed Income, Currencies, Commodities) Committee and 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.

 

Jeremy Davies, Co-founder, RSRCHXchange

Jeremy Davies is co-CEO and one of the two founders of RSRCHXchange, the MiFID II compliant marketplace for institutional research.  He has built a markets-focused technology company which is solving for the research procurement and distribution challenges arising from MiFID II. Prior to setting up RSRCHXchange,  Prior to setting up RSRCHXchange, Jeremy was a Portfolio Manager at asset managers CQS for six and a half years, where he looked after a Global Event Driven and Special Situations portfolio. Jeremy was previously at TT International where he worked on the Event Driven Fund which received the Eurohedge award in its category in 2006. He worked at Nomura as a Private Equity Executive from 2000 to 2003 and began his career in financial services as a Graduate Analyst at Societe Generale.  Jeremy Graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge in 1998 with a Master’s Degree in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry).

   

Nej D'jelal Co-Chair Plato Partnership, Managing Director and Head of EMEA Electronic Equities Product at Barclays.

As co-head of the Electronic Equities business in EMEA, Nej’s responsibilities include product development and supervision of electronic trading. Nej serves as chair of the EMEA Equities Best Execution Committee and represents Barclays on the Securities Trading Committee of AFME and as co-chair of Plato Partnership. Nej joined Barclays in August 2012 from Goldman Sachs where he served as Executive Director. During his 6 years at Goldman his role included product development and algorithmic trading. He started his career in 2002 as an Analyst / Programmer at IT consultancy Logica.  Nej graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a Bsc in Business with Manufacturing Systems and Msc in Computer Science.

   

Sacha Fellica, Global Product Manager, Sales and Trading, Bloomberg L.P

Sacha Fellica is responsible for the global product strategy, development and delivery of cross-assets solutions for Bloomberg’s Electronic Trading Platform. Sacha’s particularly focuses on leveraging the power of market data and comingling it in innovative ways with order content and analytics. Sacha is also responsible for the development strategy of key products that are part of the Bloomberg Professional Service suite focusing on the Sales and Trading community. Prior to this role Sacha spent 4 years selling Bloomberg’s electronic trading solutions such as EMSX, the Bloomberg IOIs and FIX Network, the Bloomberg TCA suite and its trading API covering, amongst others, the Nordic region in Europe along with key buy-side and sell-side clients in the UK.

Before joining Bloomberg Sacha was at Citi in London where he joined in 2007 as a graduate as part Citi’s Equity Electronic Trading Product Development team. In this role Sacha was responsible for the expansion of Citi’s EMEA Connectivity, Algo and DMA suite and the creation of innovative liquidity solutions focusing on high frequency trading executions.

Sacha holds a first class bachelor degree in Software Engineering and a Masters in Finance and Investment from CASS Business School

 

 

Patrick Gill, Head of Commission Management, Instinet 

Patrick Gill joined Instinet in 2013 as the Head of Commission Management for EMEA, bringing to bear over 13 years of experience in the Commission Management business. Previously, he was responsible for the Global Commission Management business at Nomura International, as well as the EMEA Commission Management business at UBS Investment Bank. Because of his extensive level of client engagement and frequent dialogue with international regulatory agencies, Patrick is responsible for managing Instinet's CSA and RPA administration strategy and services

 

Philippe Guillot, Executive Director,  Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)  

Philippe Guillot was appointed Executive director of the Markets Directorate at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the national regulator of France on March 2012. The Markets Directorate oversees markets and monitors market infrastructure and stakeholders. Since joining the Autorité des marchés financiers, Philippe has taken a leading role in the market microstructure debate, especially in relation to issues regarding tick size. He actively contributes to various ESMA working groups, focussing on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive Level II. He is a member of the Regulatory Oversight Committee for the Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) System.

Philippe began his career in finance in 1987 at DKL James Capel (now HSBC), where he held various positions. In 1991 he joined Enskilda Securities as a market maker, first in Paris, then in London. In 1998 he moved to Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux in Paris, taking over as head of Facilitationbefore being made Group Trading director in 2006, in Paris and then London. Throughout this time Philippe has played an active role in numerous working groups and market authorities dealing with MiFID issues. He was a member of the Securities Trading Committee of the AFME (Association for Financial Markets in Europe), and represented Cheuvreux with the Regulated Markets and MTF (Multilateral Trading Facilities). Philippe holds a degree in private law from Paris XI University. In his personal life, Philippe is a keen amateur cyclist and last summer he completed the Tour du Mont Blanc and the Paris-Brest-Paris sportives.  

 

   

Stephen Hanks, Markets Policy, FCA

Stephen Hanks worked on the original negotiations on MiFID whilst at HM Treasury. He then joined the FCA’s predecessor organisation at the end of 2006 since when he has worked mainly on wholesale markets issues, including sitting on a number of ESMA task forces and working groups. Stephen co-ordinated the FCA’s work on the negotiations on the revised MiFID II framework legislation and is now involved in the FCA’s work on implementation.’

 

Rebecca HealeyCo-Chair EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading CommunityHead of EMEA Market Structure and Strategy, Liquidnet

A recognized thought leader in market structure, regulatory reform and financial trading technology, Rebecca is an independent research analyst focusing on the complex challenges the financial service industry now faces and how technology can help address these, ultimately improving capital markets both for participants and investors.
Widely quoted in the financial, business and trade media, she has appeared on TV and radio discussing ongoing changes in capital markets and regularly contributes to wider debates on regulatory reform including conducting research for ESMA on the impact of MiFID II.
Rebecca has authored an expanding catalogue of research papers and commentary covering the impact of market regulation on all asset classes, changing market structure and developments in dark pools, HFT, and surveillance.
In 2015 Rebecca founded Incisus Capital Partners, a platform of like-minded capital market professionals specializing in key areas of European financial regulation.

 

 

Stuart Howard, Head of Investment Management Operations, Invesco

 

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.

 

Hanno Klein, EMEA Chair, Global Technical Committee, FIX Trading Community, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Börse

Hanno Klein is Senior Vice President at Deutsche Börse Group which also provides the technology for Eurex, its main derivatives exchange. He joined the company in 1997 and worked in various positions and projects of strategic and operational nature in Germany and the USA. From 2001 to 2005, he served as Vice President of Deutsche Boerse Systems Inc. in Chicago.

In June 2006, he helped to re-establish the FPL Exchanges/ECN Working Group

(EEWG) which was elevated to the FPL Global Exchanges and Markets Committee (GExMC) in September 2007 and co-chaired by him until its transition to the Listed Products & Exchanges Committee end of 2013. He is co-chair of the FPL Global Technical Committee (GTC) since July 2010 and a member of the FPL Global Steering Committee (GSC).

His primary objective is to enable and promote the harmonized usage of FIX by exchanges and other marketplaces. An increased adoption of FIX by this group of users requires a focus on performance together with a true standardization. 

Ashlin Kohler, Head of EMEA Rates and Credit eCommerce, Citi

Matthew Luff, MiFID II Consultant, Henderson Global Investors

 

Miranda Morad, General Counsel, MarketAxess Europe and Trax

Miranda Morad joined MarketAxess Europe and Trax as General Counsel in August 2013. Ms. Morad is responsible for oversight of all regulatory, legal and compliance matters for MarketAxess Europe and Asia, and Trax. Ms. Morad is a member of the management team for Europe and Asia and advises the business on a broad range of regulatory, corporate, contractual, commercial and governance issues. She is in regular communication with regulatory authorities in the UK and across Europe and Asia, lobbying and advising the business on managing regulatory change. In recognition for her work across the industry, Ms. Morad was selected as one of Financial News’ 100 most influential women in financial services in EMEA for 2016.

Before her current role with MarketAxess and Trax, Ms. Morad has held a range of legal roles at such firms as GFI Group, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Goldfarb, Seligman & Co, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and the European Commission.  As a part of her previous experience with Goldfarb, Seligman & Co, Miranda is also a qualified advocate at the Israeli Bar.

Ms. Morad graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge University and is fluent in Hebrew and French. 

 

 

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

Jim Northey has over twenty five years experience as a manager, consultant, and implementer within the capital markets industry. He recently joined CameronTec Group as a result of CameronTec’s acquisition of Lasalletech where he will continue to provide management advisory services, lead implementations, and represent CameronTec within industry standardization efforts.

Jim is active in financial messaging standards by regularly contributing to the FIX and ISO 20022 standardization efforts. Jim serves as a FIX Global Technical Committee Co-chair. He previously served as co-chair of the FIX America’s Regional Committee and the FIX Global Derivatives Committee. Jim represents FPL within ASC X.9 as the co-chair of the X9D Subcommittee for securities processing, which is responsible for US standards.

Jim served on the CFTC Technical Advisory Committee – Subcommittee on High Frequency Trading. He was selected to serve on the U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Research Advisory Committee.

In 2006, Jim was awarded the Annual Achievement Award from the Futures Industry Association for creation the FIXML standard for listed derivatives clearing.

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 Stuart School of Business. He teaches derivatives and financial engineering at Michigan Technological University.

 

 

 

Mark Pumfrey, CEO EMEA, Liquidnet

Mark has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Up to 2011 he spent 20 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. His last role was Managing Director, Head of Senior relationship Management EMEA and for 10 years prior to that he ran Merrill Lynch’s EMEA equity advisory business globally. In December 2012 he joined the global institutional equity trading network, Liquidnet, as CEO for EMEA. Mark is a qualified Chartered Account.

 

Ian Richardson, Founder, Fix4wards

Ian has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years and has extensive front-office technology and FIX protocol experience. He founded FIX4wards in 2015 to provide consultancy and training services to the electronic trading community.  

Ian previously developed trading systems at JP Morgan Investment Management before working with vendors NYFIX, NYSE Technologies and Ullink in sales, professional services and product management roles.  Ian has also designed and implemented FIX training programmes, and has trained over 600 industry practitioners in the use and application of the FIX protocol.

 

 

Nick Robinson, Founding CEO, Nick Robinson Trading Consultancy Ltd

 

 

Arjun Singh-Muchelle, Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, TP ICAP

Arjun is the Global Head of Regulatory Affairs at TP ICAP. Prior to this he was Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs at the buy-side association, the Investment Association, where he led regulatory engagement on issues pertaining to institutional investment and capital markets. He was the Head of EU Affairs at the British Bankers’ Association and previously worked at the European Commission. He started his career at the Canadian regulator, OSFI, and holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

 

Ben Springett, European Head of Electronic & Program Trading, Jefferies

Ben Springett joined Jefferies in August 2015 and is responsible for managing sales, client coverage, internal risk oversight and product development across the ETS and program trading business in the region. This includes the JETS algorithmic platform, smart order router and TCA product suite. Additionally he is a frequent speaker on technical and market structure topics at industry conferences and in relevant financial press.

Previously Ben worked as Head of Electronic Trading for Instinet Europe and prior to that as Co-head of Electronic Trading for Nomura EMEA before the integration of these two platforms.

Ben joined Nomura as part of the acquisition of Lehman Brothers' European and Asian assets in September 2008 to run the Electronic Sales Trading desk, before becoming co-head of Electronic Trading in 2012. Ben joined Lehman in 2003 as part of the graduate class, taking up a role in the Global Portfolio Trading team. With the rapid expansion of the electronic business Ben helped establish and manage the Electronic Sales Trading desk for Lehman from the start of 2007. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Administration from the University of Bath.

Murray Stolworthy, Head of International Equity Middle Office, Settlements and Tax Operations, Jefferies

 

Natan Tiefenbrun, Managing Director, European Execution Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Natan Tiefenbrun runs Equities Electronic Tradingfor Bank of America Merrill Lynch in EMEA, having joined the firm in October 2013. Based in London, Natan began his financial markets career at Instinet, an early pioneer in electronic equities trading, where he spent thirteen years developing and running the firm’s portfolio trading, algorithmic trading and sponsored access businesses.

After two years in a VC-funded start-up and immediately prior to joining BofAML, he spent four years with the London Stock Exchange Group, most recently as the chief executive officer of Turquoise, a pan-European equities and equity derivative trading platform. He also remains involved in Linn Products, a manufacturer of high-quality music systems founded by his father.

 

 

Geoffroy Vander Linden, Co-Chair MiFID Reference Data Subgroup, FIX Trading Community, Head of Transparency Solutions, Trax

Geoffroy Vander Linden joined Trax in 2014 and is the Head of Transparency Solutions. He is responsible for the future development of Trax’s cross asset-class transparency and trade reporting solutions for MiFID II. Geoffroy previously sat on the Consultative Working Group of the ESMA Market Data Reporting Working Group, which focused on providing advice and recommendations to the European Commission on technical standards and guidelines. Prior to joining Trax, Mr. Vander Linden spent over 10 years with Euroclear where he held a number of roles including Product Manager for liquidity management and clearing services. Within this role, Mr. Vander Linden was tasked with managing relationships between UK and Irish based clearing houses and trading venues whilst also implementing clearing and settlement practices according to MiFID mandates.

 

Russell Wing, Head of Information Security, LME

Russell is a result focused cyber security professional, with more than 15 years of experience establishing functions and teams responsible for securing enterprise operating environments. Over that time he has helped a number of financial services organizations to transform security capabilities for prevention, detection and response to better manage their cyber risk.

He believes strongly that good security requires solid process design in addition to the right technology choices, and that you can achieve a lot with a clear strategy and the right metrics to measure.

 

Alex Wolcough, Co-Founder, Sycamore Financial Technology

Alex is one of the founding members of Sycamore Financial Technology. The majority of his time is currently spent leading regulatory impact assessments across a broad range of market participants – Trading Platforms, Market Data Vendors, Sell-side and Buy-side - helping them understand their specific situation and then aiding them to plan for how to comply and compete in the new regulatory environment. With over 20 years’ experience within the Financial Sector, Alex has stayed close to both the business and the supporting technology and has been directly involved with regulation and the associated “fintech” since MiFID I. He is an innovator and has been responsible for bringing a number of new products and services to market in both the FICC and Exchange Traded asset classes.

Further speakers to be announced...

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available exclusively to FIX Trading Community member firms. All sponsorship enquiries should be directed to kelly.harding@fixtrading.org.

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Sponsorship will open to non-member firms on 3rd January 2017. 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 bernie.simon@fixtrading.org for further information about membership.

 

 

Lead Sponsors:

 


 

 

Fidessa's solutions are underpinned by efficient end-to-end workflow. Our low-latency DMA platform provides high-performance, scalable and consistent access to 200+ global markets to support brokers in delivering the low-touch, global, multi-asset execution capabilities their clients demand. Optimised trading capabilities include smart order routing, algo trading, sophisticated analytics and powerful risk management.

Fidessa's derivatives trading platform scales from a single regional implementation to a global deployment and connects to all the major derivatives exchanges worldwide. 'Follow the sun' global order management allows an order from any office anywhere in the world to be put through the same workflow technology. The platform supports specialised derivatives algorithms, including benchmark algos and advanced synthetic order types, and powerful order analytics capabilities that meet the increasing demands for transparency of execution.

Fidessa's investment management solutions empower asset managers with mission-critical workflow platforms across business lines, geographies and asset classes. Fidessa's IMS operates seamlessly over the entire investment lifecycle across investment decision, compliance, orders & trading and post-trade.

Fidessa's global connectivity network also offers unique access to the world’s largest and most valuable trading community of more than 6,000 buy-side and sell-side professionals, from global institutions and investment banks to boutique brokers and niche hedge funds.

www.fidessa.com

ITG is an independent execution broker and research provider that partners with global traders and portfolio managers throughout the investment process, from investment decision through settlement.  With 15 offices in 9 countries and multi-asset capabilities that support the needs of institutional investors and hedge funds, we combine the power of global reach with the precision of local vision.

We founded ITG in 1987 with the launch of the POSIT® crossing network, along with an unwavering commitment to provide actionable investment insights and improved outcomes for our clients.  Over the years, we’ve deepened that commitment by creating a powerful network of intellectual capital, true industry experience, and market-leading technology. We bring together award-winning tools and high-touch expertise to help clients understand market trends, improve performance, mitigate risk, and navigate increasingly complex markets.

We are your trusted, strategic partner, offering objective insights and guidance through complicated and changing global market structures. Our clients know they can count on us to put their interests first.

Our liquidity offerings deliver quality matches before others know they exist. Our platforms provide fast, open access to a broad universe of global brokers and providers. Our research and analytics access data is derived from exclusive proprietary sources, delivering in-depth insights other research sources can’t provide. And our trading desk offers deep local knowledge around the globe.

Liquidnet is the global institutional trading network where more than 840 of the world’s top asset managers and other likeminded investors come to execute their large trades with maximum anonymity and minimum market impact. As the global leader in large block trading, Liquidnet provides access to unique trading opportunities in 44 markets across five continents. Liquidnet approaches every market with the same bold vision to provide a better, more efficient way to trade on a massive scale. It is this focus on size, combined with the strength of its network, disruptive technology, and commitment to transparency, that is revolutionizing the way equities and corporate bonds are traded, and the way public and private companies raise capital. 

 

 

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:

 
   

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 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

     

The world’s leading banks and stock exchanges use Corvil to obtain real-time transparency of every trading transaction.  This transparency enables our customers to:

• Optimize algorithms, trading strategies, applications and technology to support P&L goals

• Understand trade plant performance and execution quality

• Improve responsiveness to client inquiries

• Reduce mean time to repair (MTTR) issues and degraded performance

• Obtain authoritative business data from transactions for compliance reporting

Corvil safeguards the most demanding business transactions and services in a digital world. 

Stop by our booth to learn how Corvil can deliver value for your trading business.

 

FIX Flyer is a leading software and service provider in wealth management and capital markets since 2005. The platform connects investment firms and asset managers to brokers, custodians, risk platforms and markets to make managers more productive and successful.

Flyer automates the trade lifecycle for wealth managers with a multi-asset order management system and trading network with extensive APIs for integration. The platform unifies access to all custodians and brokers for directed, step out and algorithmic trading with a fully integrated, straightforward allocation manager and real-time insights into trades and positions.

Flyer's highly scalable software and network technologies handles complex, multi–asset securities trading and back office processing Its software include a low-latency, high volume FIX engine, trade surveillance monitor, risk control gateway and regression test and certification tool.

Managed FIX is a tailored connectivity service where Flyer's builds and manages your FIX infrastructure supported by a global team of FIX subject matter experts.

The firm partners with 170+ clients worldwide, including UBS, Barclays, Berenberg, Unicredit, GBM, Interacciones, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and leading markets such as Australian Stock Exchange and Mexican Derivatives Exchange.

 

IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. We deliver next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 85 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions.  Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol INFO and committed to sustainable, profitable growth. For more information please visit www.ihsmarkit.com.

 

 

IPC Systems, Inc. is the technology and service provider of choice powering the global financial markets. With a 40-year, award-winning history, IPC’s focus on innovation, service excellence and partnership with customers has delivered valuable solutions that set the standard for a productive, secure and compliant financial community. IPC accelerates a customer’s ability to be agile and adapt to dynamic industry requirements for counterparty and liquidity access, advanced networking capability, regulatory adherence and global compliance mandates. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC connects a global financial services community of more than 6,000 market participants across 700 cities worldwide. For more information, visit www.ipc.com.

 

 

      

Itiviti is a world-leading technology provider for the capital markets industry. Trading firms, banks, brokers and institutional clients rely on Itiviti technology, solutions and expertise for streamlining daily operations, while gaining a sustainable competitive edge in global markets.

With 13 offices and serving more than 400 customers worldwide, Itiviti was formed by uniting Orc Group, a leader in trading and electronic execution, and CameronTec Group, the global standard in financial messaging infrastructure and connectivity.

Itiviti is committed to continuous innovation to deliver trading infrastructure built for today’s dynamic markets, offering highly adaptable platforms and solutions, enabling clients to stay ahead of competitive and regulatory challenges.

Itiviti is owned by Nordic Capital Fund VII.

www.itiviti.com

 

 

With more than 30 years of experience in developing innovative solutions for capital markets and regulatory compliance, LIST operates worldwide in 15 countries and 4 continents. LIST’s customers include many leading global financial firms as well as regional and local institutions, on both the sell and buy-side spaces.

During the past decades LIST has been actively developing an unrivalled expertise and know-how in building electronic trading systems, with direct experience in the Equity and Fixed Income area. LIST offers multi-asset, multi-venue MiFID II ready platforms for electronic trading, eCommerce, and brokerage as well as best execution, SOR and internalization solutions.

LIST EMS addresses the Fixed Income trading requirements that are emerging because of the significant changes in the market structure, such as counterparty ranking and selection, price discovery and fragmented liquidity, automatic and manual best execution.

The requirements imposed by MiFID II imply a level of automation, data management, workflow and connectivity as never before: LIST Solutions for Record keeping and Reporting are the right answer to cope with the coming waves of new regulations.

 

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. LSEG operates an open access model, offering choice and partnership to customers across all of its businesses. The Group can trace its history back to 1698.

The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS (Europe's leading fixed income market); and Turquoise (a pan-European equities MTF). Through its platforms, LSEG offers market participants, including retail investors, institutions and SMEs unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets. The Group also plays a vital economic and social role, enabling companies to access funds for growth and development.

Through FTSE Russell, the Group is a global leader in financial indexing, benchmarking and analytic services with approximately $10 trillion benchmarked to its indexes. The Group also provides customers with an extensive range of real time and reference data products, including SEDOL, UnaVista, XTF and RNS.

Post trade and risk management services are a significant part of the Group’s business operations. In addition to majority ownership of LCH, a multi-asset global CCP operator, LSEG owns CC&G, the Italian clearing house; Monte Titoli, a leading European custody and settlement business; and globeSettle, the Group’s CSD based in Luxembourg. 

LSEG is a leading developer and operator of high performance technology solutions, including trading, market surveillance and post trade systems for over 40 organisations and exchanges, including the Group’s own markets. Additional services include network connectivity, hosting and quality assurance testing. MillenniumIT, GATElab and Exactpro are among the Group’s technology companies. 

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 3,500 people.

Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.lseg.com

Metamako designs and manufactures enterprise grade network devices with the goal of simplifying networks, reducing latency and increasing flexibility. Metamako's industry leading products range from MetaConnect, a layer 1+ switch which can replicate data streams in 4 nanoseconds with undetectable jitter, to MetaApp, a hybrid switch with FPGA and x86 server technology allowing clients to bring their own business intelligence directly to the edge of the network without compromising performance.

 

Since the genesis of Metamako's products in high-frequency trading and financial services they have grown in scope and functionality with expanding use-cases in telco, data centers, security, pharmaceutical and media sectors.

 

Global leader providing automated trading technologies to leaders.

QuantHouse, provides end-to-end systematic trading solutions. This includes ultra low latency market data technologies, algo-trading development framework, proximity hosting and order routing services; to help hedge funds, market makers, proprietary desks and latency sensitive sell side firms to take the lead.

www.quanthouse.com

 

 

 

SIX Swiss Exchange is one of the leading exchanges in Europe. It offers outstanding liquidity in trading of Swiss securities and connects companies from around the world with international investors and trading participants. The self-regulatory regime enables it to create particularly market-oriented framework conditions for listing and trading in its highly liquid segments Equities, Bonds, ETFs, ETPs, Sponsored Funds, Sponsored Foreign Shares and Structured Products. SIX Swiss Exchange multiplies the locational advantages of the Swiss financial marketplace with first-rate services and is an ideal listing location for companies of every origin, size and sector. It distributes its own range of indices, including Switzerland’s most important blue-chip index SMI®. With the world’s most advanced trading technology X-stream INET as well as a wide array of connectivity options and interfaces, SIX Swiss Exchange offers excellent trading conditions. It maintains a close dialogue with both its domestic and foreign customers, to create optimal conditions for their success. Furthermore, SIX Swiss Exchange offers them access to a strong global network which includes SIX Structured Products Exchange Ltd, the Swiss exchange for structured products, the market data provider SIX Exfeed Ltd and the fund database Swiss Fund Data.

SIX Swiss Exchange is part of SIX which offers first-rate services in the areas of securities trading, clearing and settlement, as well as financial market information and payment transactions on a global scale.

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

 

 

Trax is a leading provider of capital market data, trade matching and regulatory reporting services to the global securities market.  In 2016 Trax processed 1.2 billion transactions on behalf of its user community including 13 million fixed income transactions. Trax provides capital market firms with information to assist them in conducting net asset valuations, mark-to-market calculations, fixed-income portfolio mapping, liquidity and volume modelling, as well as reference data population updates. It also provides a wide range of pricing data for approximately 70,000 unique bonds, volume data on over 52,000 individual bonds as well as securities reference data for over 301,000 government bonds, corporate bonds, medium-term notes and private derivative issues.

 Trax is based in London and was originally established in 1985. Acquired by MarketAxess in 2013, Trax is a trading name of Xtrakter Ltd. and is a wholly owned subsidiary of MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.  For more information, please visit www.traxmarkets.com.

 

 

 

TMX Insights is an integrated set of capabilities that provide financial content, tools and applications, as well as capital markets analytics. Capabilities include the suite of S&P/TSX indices, real-time options analytics, as well as eXplore TMX Innovation Lab. TMX Insights also features TMX Analytics, a new data analytics product designed to help our clients make better trading and investment decisions.

 

 

 

TORA is a cloud-based front-to-back office global technology provider for the buy-side. TORA provides everything you need to run a fund: Portfolio, Risk, Order and Execution Management Systems, as well as Compliance and Analytics modules – all available individually, or as an integrated, unified platform.

Other software vendors talk about “the complete solution”, but simply offer separate products patched together from acquisitions. With TORA, every product is built in-house: one development team, under one roof, building great products that are fully integrated from the start.

Above all, what separates TORA is our focus on what matters to our clients:

TORA manages the hardware, software, network, integrations, data feeds, and disaster recovery – so that funds can focus on what matters most.

TORA’s flexibility ensures that the system fits your workflow – not the other way around.

TORA is an open platform that integrates with the technology or vendors you need.

TORA delivers the fastest implementation times in the industry.

TORA pricing is transparent and there are no hidden fees.

TORA has over 225 employees with offices in Jersey, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, and San Francisco. More information is available at www.tora.com.

 

   TNS

Transaction Network Services (TNS) is a highly focused managed infrastructure services provider for firms in the securities trading industry. Its robust, secure technology includes network, FIX Hub, managed hosting, co-location and cloud connectivity services.

  • Fully managed one-to-many connectivity to over 2000 financial community endpoints
  • Reach the world’s most prominent and influential buy and sell-side institutions, market data and software vendors, exchanges and alternative trading venues across the Americas, Asia and Europe
  • Managed hosting and co-location at remote data centers
  • FIX hub for fast and seamless connectivity
  • Flexible and scalable connectivity to multiple cloud services
  • Deploy managed cross connects within key trading facilities
  • 24/7/365 network monitoring
  • Encryption services available

Community participants include: fund managers, proprietary traders, brokers, exchanges, MTFs, ATS, ECNs and application service providers. 

Asset classes supported include: equities, foreign exchange, commodities, fixed income and derivatives instruments.

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

Turquoise is a European multilateral trading facility majority owned by London Stock Exchange Group in partnership with the user community. With a single connection, members can trade shares, depository receipts, European rights issue and ETFs of 19 European countries with an efficient interoperable post-trade model, as well as US securities. Members include banks, brokers, specialist trading firms and retail intermediaries.

Turquoise features two orders books. Turquoise Integrated Lit Book combines simple limit and iceberg orders with Large In Scale hidden orders. Turquoise Plato™  prioritizes orders by size and allows users to configure Minimum Execution Size; it features two distinct mechanisms, each executing at the midpoint of the Primary Market Best Bid and Offer: continuous matching and Turquoise Plato Uncross™, an innovation that provides randomised uncrossings during the trading day, ideal for larger and less time sensitive passive orders. Turquoise Plato Block Discovery™ is a new service matching undisclosed Block Indications that execute in Turquoise Plato Uncross™.

Membership is open uniformly to qualified firms, with members ranging from the largest global banks and brokers to institutions with local, regional and sector focus, and specialist trading and market-making firms.

For more information, please visit www.tradeturquoise.com ; or follow us on Twitter @tradeturquoise or LinkedIn on Turquoise

 

Verne Global owns and operates a highly secure, 44-acre data center campus in Keflavik, Iceland. The data center specialises in supporting a growing ecosystem of financial services organisations from both sides of the Atlantic. Benefits include:

 

•    Environment optimised for innovation - FinTech, RegTech, InsurTech 

•    Specialist applications supported include HPC, Analytics, AI, Grid

•    Located between key European and North American financial centres

•    Multiple global carriers & financial networks

•    100% renewable, green energy plus free cooling

•    Up to 15-year visibility on electricity pricing

•    Flexible, scalable and highly-secure infrastructure

 

verneglobal.com 

Exhibitors:

 
 

Bats Europe is Europe’s largest equities exchange and offers trading in more than 5,500 securities across 15 major European markets, over one platform and under one rule book. In addition, the exchange’s leading trade reporting service, BXTR, now reports the majority of OTC equity market trading executed in Europe. Based in London, Bats Europe is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority. Bats 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

   

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 19 European markets and from the US, Depositary Receipts as well as ETFs and Currency ETCs.

 

 

Euronext is the leading pan-European exchange in the Euro zone with more than 1 300 listed issuers worth close to €3.1 trillion in market capitalization as of end October 2016, an unmatched blue chip franchise consisting of 25 issuers in the EURO STOXX 50® benchmark and a strong diverse domestic and international client base.

Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. Euronext operates regulated markets, Alternext and the Free Market; in addition it offers EnterNext, which facilitates SMEs’ access to capital markets.

For the latest news, find us on Twitter (twitter.com/euronext) and LinkedIn (linkedin.com/euronext). 

 

Fixnetix is a trusted Managed Service Provider dedicated to the global capital markets community, supplying services that facilitate efficient electronic trading, market data and connectivity utilities, as well as IT infrastructure and support of regulatory compliance. As a proven partner to Tier 1 Investment Banks, Hedge Funds, Proprietary Trading Groups and Liquidity Venues worldwide, trading firms can outsource the provision of low latency, agile, reliable and evergreen solutions for the Front Office, bringing the benefits of reduced total cost of ownership and improving time to market.

From a footprint of over 40 data centres and 100 liquidity venues, Fixnetix offers unrivalled connectivity to the industry’s most important trading hubs and is a Vendor of Record (VoR) and Network Service Provider (NSP) for the main low-latency venues across the world. All Fixnetix services are supported 24x7x365 and encapsulated within rigorous Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

 

 

IRESS is a leading technology partner providing global connectivity, trading, wealth management and market data solutions. We have offices across 5 continents and employ over 1,400 people, with 600 in the UK. Our clients including multinational investment banks, asset managers, wealth managers, brokers and traders.

In 2015, IRESS acquired Proquote from the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Proquote provides a multi-venue trading system, market data terminals, risk management and best execution services. The acquisition also included the LSEHub, a FIX order routing business, providing additional coverage, capacity and cross-asset capability to IRESS’ global SmartHub network.

Our order management, wealth 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.

Amongst our many innovations in development, we are working closely with the IPO stakeholders and the FIX community to develop an automated solution.

 

ITG is an independent execution broker and research provider that partners with global traders and portfolio managers throughout the investment process, from investment decision through settlement.  With 15 offices in 9 countries and multi-asset capabilities that support the needs of institutional investors and hedge funds, we combine the power of global reach with the precision of local vision.

We founded ITG in 1987 with the launch of the POSIT® crossing network, along with an unwavering commitment to provide actionable investment insights and improved outcomes for our clients.  Over the years, we’ve deepened that commitment by creating a powerful network of intellectual capital, true industry experience, and market-leading technology. We bring together award-winning tools and high-touch expertise to help clients understand market trends, improve performance, mitigate risk, and navigate increasingly complex markets.

We are your trusted, strategic partner, offering objective insights and guidance through complicated and changing global market structures. Our clients know they can count on us to put their interests first.

Our liquidity offerings deliver quality matches before others know they exist. Our platforms provide fast, open access to a broad universe of global brokers and providers. Our research and analytics access data is derived from exclusive proprietary sources, delivering in-depth insights other research sources can’t provide. And our trading desk offers deep local knowledge around the globe.

 

LCH has always endeavoured to build strong relationships with partners across the global markets to deliver best-in-class risk management. With our accumulated experience and expertise, we are uniquely positioned to help participants increase capital and operational efficiency, while adhering to an expanding and complex set of cross-border regulations. Working together with our stakeholders, we have helped accelerate the transition to central clearing with an array of innovative enhancements, including solo compression with blended rate, an expanded set of customer protection options, and the pending launch of portfolio cross-margining. When combined with an uncompromising commitment to service delivery, it's no surprise that LCH is the natural choice of the world’s leading market practitioners.

 

 

MDSL is the leading global provider of expense management solutions for the financial services sector. Since 1996, Market Data Manager (MDM) and Telecom Expense Manager (TEM) have become industry standard solutions. MDM alone is used by 18 of the top 25 Tier-One banks. MDSL also now provide trading expense management solutions for the Front Office. Costs such as Order Management Systems (OMS), Execution Management Systems (EMS), network/carrier fees, FIX connectivity, exchange fees etc are difficult to properly reconcile back to the invoices received and to the clients who incurred the costs. This makes client profitability difficult to calculate accurately. MDSL’s Transaction Reconciliation Reporting (TRR) platform assists firms with the management of fixed and transactional costs, vendor contracts, and client and desk profitability to meet today’s demands for transparency, automation and increasingly detailed business reporting – all within a single platform.

 

 

smartTrade Technologies, a pioneer in multi-asset electronic trading solutions, delivers innovative and smart technologies enabling you to focus on your trading and grow your business while lowering total cost of ownership and allowing you to quickly adapt to changing market requirements.

smartTrade Technologies provides agile end-to-end trading solutions supporting Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income, Equities and Derivatives with connectivity to over 70 liquidity providers, aggregation, smart order routing, order management, pricing, distribution, risk management capabilities and a HTML5 user interface. We work with a variety of clients ranging from banks, brokers and hedge funds to proprietary trading desks. LiquidityFX for FX and smart-FI for Fixed Income, are solutions available as software only or as a fully managed and hosted service, collocated in all the main market places globally. For more information, visit www.smart-trade.net

 

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. 

Organisations operating in financial services today face a range of opportunities and challenges and are becoming increasingly reliant on technology to stay competitive and comply with regulations.

The global move towards electronic trading across multiple asset classes and geographic regions has led to the need for a holistic approach to working with technology. A well-considered and flexible IT infrastructure is now a pre-requisite rather than a competitive advantage.

As the one of the world's largest telecommunications companies, Telstra is the infrastructure that underpins every part of the financial services industry. We deliver global solutions, enabling intuitive communication, collaboration and interaction via Telstra's world-class integrated network, cloud and data centres, coupled with access to other market leading financial services ecosystems.

http://www.telstraglobal.com/industry/financial-services

 

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.

 

 

Vela (formerly SR Labs) is an independent global leader in high performance trading and market data technology. We provide the breadth of coverage and depth of expertise demanded by today’s multi-asset, multi-region electronic trading environment. Our clients benefit from white-glove global customer support and professional services from an experienced team comprised of seasoned financial services industry experts and cutting edge technologists.

Providing premier market data and trading technology, Vela improves time-to-market, lowers costs and eliminates complexity. Vela delivers products that empower our clients to focus on their core business strengths, leveraging key trading infrastructure solutions via our technology, expertise and experience.

For more information, please visit us at velatradingtech.com. Follow us on Twitter @vela_tt.

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Itiviti is a world-leading technology provider for the capital markets industry. Trading firms, banks, brokers and institutional clients rely on Itiviti technology, solutions and expertise for streamlining daily operations, while gaining a sustainable competitive edge in global markets.

With 13 offices and serving more than 400 customers worldwide, Itiviti was formed by uniting Orc Group, a leader in trading and electronic execution, and CameronTec Group, the global standard in financial messaging infrastructure and connectivity.

Itiviti is committed to continuous innovation to deliver trading infrastructure built for today’s dynamic markets, offering highly adaptable platforms and solutions, enabling clients to stay ahead of competitive and regulatory challenges.

Itiviti is owned by Nordic Capital Fund VII.

www.itiviti.com

Interactive Voting Sponsor: 

 

Jefferies, the global investment banking firm, has served companies and investors for over 50 years. Headquartered in New York, with offices in over 30 cities around the world, the firm provides clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage and securities research, as well as wealth management. The firm provides research and execution services in equity, fixed income, and foreign exchange markets, as well as a full range of investment banking services including underwriting, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and recapitalization, and other advisory services, with all businesses operating in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Jefferies Group LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK), a diversified holding company. Jefferies Group LLC’s principal operating subsidiaries are Jefferies LLC in the U.S., Jefferies International Limited in Europe and Jefferies Hong Kong Limited in Asia. Jefferies International Limited is authorized and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Water Bottle & Barista Coffee Sponsor:

 

IRESS is a leading technology partner providing global connectivity, trading, wealth management and market data solutions. We have offices across 5 continents and employ over 1,400 people, with 600 in the UK. Our clients including multinational investment banks, asset managers, wealth managers, brokers and traders.

In 2015, IRESS acquired Proquote from the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Proquote provides a multi-venue trading system, market data terminals, risk management and best execution services. The acquisition also included the LSEHub, a FIX order routing business, providing additional coverage, capacity and cross-asset capability to IRESS’ global SmartHub network.

Our order management, wealth 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.

Amongst our many innovations in development, we are working closely with the IPO stakeholders and the FIX community to develop an automated solution.

Cocktail Sponsor

 
 

About BT in Financial Services

BT’s users include the world’s largest banks, brokers, insurance companies, mutual societies, investment managers and exchanges throughout over 190 countries.  It delivers communications-based services that address the needs of organisations across the wholesale, corporate and retail banking, financial markets and payments sectors to increase their operational efficiency and agility and to help to improve customer service.  BT enables the largest, secure networked financial community in the world to carry out its business reliably and fast, using integrated voice, data and video to communicate within and between thousands of institutions and access applications from hundreds of providers internationally.

For more information, visit www.bt.com/financialservices

 

 

FIS is a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, consulting and outsourcing solutions. Through the depth and breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 55,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial world, FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit  www.fisglobal.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

Hilton London Tower Bridge
5 More London Place, Tooley Street, London, SE1 2BY
+44 (0)20 3002 4300

The Tower Hotel London
St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD
+44 (0)871 376 9036

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

Threadneedles
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Official Media Partner

 

GlobalTrading Journal
Global. Multi-Asset. Industry driven.

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, regulatory updates, exchange news, technical insight, pension fund analysis and updates on the most important trends and opinions across all asset classes.

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

Our Face2Face Executive Roundtables provide an opportunity to meet with industry experts around the world in a neutral setting for thought-provoking discussion.

 

Media Partners:

 

Automated Trader is the first global magazine dedicated to automated and algorithmic trading. The magazine is a regular print and digital publication that focuses on all aspects of automation in the trading process. Featuring insights from both academics and practitioners alike, Automated Trader covers strategies and analytics, the impact of regulatory requirements, and all the latest technological innovations in the field.

 

 

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.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 9164

 

 

The Buy Side Perspectives by K&K Global Consulting (K&KGC) was created in January 2016 in a direct request from our 1100 senior, heads and global head of trading members to explore the challenges and changes facing buy side trading desks today, including regulation, trading technologies, relationships with brokers and trading venues, innovation and the impact of macro-economic events such as elections.

The Buy-Side Perspectives covers equities, fixed income and foreign exchange, and was designed to provide a centre point for the global buy-side, discussing the issues relevant to them and supporting it with the data and conclusions from K&KGC’s buy-side surveys and meetings with senior heads of trading in Europe, Asia and North America.

The publication is aimed at senior buy-side traders in all the locations K&KGC covers, including London, Paris, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Singapore, Hong Kong, New York and Boston.

The Buy-Side Perspectives is neutral and does not favour any particular brand over another; our approach is collaborative with the buy-side to tackle the issues that are most important for them. 

 

 

We need to talk about bonds. Liquidity has been sucked out of the credit markets by regulation. It can only be replaced by a structural change in the secondary market, or a change to the issuance model in the primary market. Neither is happening right now. Fixed income trading costs are opaque at best, so achieving best execution in the bond market seems an impossible task. Wedded to illiquidity, a lack of price transparency could threaten to impact issuers.

The DESK provides buy-side traders with precise detail on the macro-drivers, events and plans that are shaping liquidity and price discovery in fixed income markets. Published quarterly, The DESK delivers facts from the frontline of trading, opinion on the potential of new initiatives and support for fixed income desks across investment firms. Talking about bonds starts at The DESK.

www.fi-desk.com

 

diliger, Helping financial institutions find, analyse and compare solutions to make better, more informed partner choices

diliger is a web-based vendor research platform covering financial technology, data and service solutions for investment managers, brokerage and trading, commodities, treasury, wholesale and consumer banking.  At the heart of our research offering is a centralised hub of vendor data covering vendor credentials and product / services features and capabilities.  Information is uploaded by the vendor community in response to online due diligence questionnaires.  Our research platform is equipped with tools to help financial professionals find, research and compare vendors and their propositions.  diliger brings a dynamic approach to vendor research ensuring it is current, accessible, usable and readily available at the time & point of need. Our platform virtually eliminates the need for RFIs. Try it now at www.diliger.com  

 

FTSE Global Markets provides high touch, high quality coverage via multiple distribution channels including print, online, social media and events of the important trends in the financial markets from front office through to back office. During the conference we are offering delegates the opportunity of a complimentary subscription to www.ftseglobalmarkets.com so to register, please Register here 

www.headoftrading.com is a niche online news service dedicated to providing relevant and timely information to high level executives in pre-trade, trading and post-trade. We cover issues ranging from research, data provision, high speed automated trading, best execution all the way down the chain to clearing and settlement and collateral management.

As the avalanche of new regulations and directives descends on front, middle and back office executives, it has become clear that pre- and post-trade operatives can no longer operate in their separate spheres. Heads of trading and heads of operations now need to work together on issues around the liquidity and movability of collateral and counterparty risk. It has now become essential that front and back office need to communicate and understand each other as never before.

To contact us email us on eddie@headoftrading.com

Savvy Investor www.savvyinvestor.net is the world’s leading research platform for investors – curating, distributing and promoting investment white papers to institutional investors. The site is made up of fifty topic sections, with a section containing white papers on Alpha Trading Strategies. Insurance Asset Management research.

When joining, each member specifies the investment topics they are interested in, which gives a very personalised experience. The site has over 16,000 members, who download over 12,000 white papers every month – more than any other platform. There’s also an extensive directory of investment conferences, which can be searched and filtered to your preferences!

Register now for free at www.savvyinvestor.net

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: Marc.Carolissen@strategic-i.com or Tel: +44 20 7397 3807. www.thetradenews.com

   

The Realization Group: Is a full-service marketing and public relations agency focused on supporting firms within the global financial markets. We are a team of senior level marketing, public relations and business strategy executives with proven expertise in the delivery of industry specific messaging and associated collateral.

Every one of our clients is unique. Consequently, our approach is highly consultative, leading to the delivery of bespoke marketing and communications solutions based on tailored combinations of our services. 

Our wide ranging subject matter expertise and ecosystem of contacts enables us to provide relevant, highly targeted thought-leading advice for our clients, facilitating introductions to the key media, influencers and decision-makers within our clients’ target markets.

 

 

The Trading Mesh, now in its seventh 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 partners

 
 

AFME is the voice of Europe's wholesale financial markets. We represent the leading global and European banks and other significant capital market players. We focus on a wide range of market, business and prudential issues and offer a pan-European perspective, bringing to bear deep policy and technical expertise and constructive influence with European and global policymakers.  We advocate stable, competitive, sustainable European financial markets that support economic growth and benefit society.

 

 

FISD is a neutral forum that has served the financial information industry for 25 years. Our 200+ global member companies recognize that market data distribution, efficient trade execution, and regulatory compliance require a high level of consistent and predictable service - all of which are dependent on the close cooperation of many independent organizations and systems. Industry stakeholders support FISD as the forum of choice to identify and resolve the business and technical issues that affect the administration, distribution, and utilization of financial information.

The FISD agenda encompasses the wide range of commercial, technical, and regulatory issues that face the financial information industry. The specific events, working groups, and activities that FISD offers will change over time in response to member needs and the changing business environment, but key subject areas include:

 

  • Commercial policies for market and reference data
  • Legal and contractual issues
  • Market data administration - data permissioning, usage reporting, billing, and auditing
  • Legislative and regulatory developments that affect the creation and usage of financial information
  • Real-time data processing and connectivity
  • Indexes - the creation, distribution and usage of index information
  • Communications, product management and service delivery practices
  • Data standards and best practices
  • Data management
  • Intellectual property issues and data piracy
  • Human resources, organizational, and professional development

FISD assists its members in a variety of areas including:

  • Serving as an industry advocate for standard, transparent and efficient flow of financial information.
  • Supporting its members in dealing with regulatory issues
  • Providing access to education and training opportunities
  • Offering visibility and networking opportunities

 

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 on the 'Promo Codes' tab above 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 naomi.hoad@fixtrading.org if you have any questions

 

 
*Manual invoices can requested when purchasing 5 or more delegate passes, all invoices are subject to an administration fee

EMEA Trading Conference

Thursday 2nd March 2017

Old Billingsgate, London

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2 March - Old Billingsgate, London

The EMEA Trading Conference has become Europe's largest one day trading event. Now in its ninth 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 2017 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

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