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Americas Trading Briefing - NYC

Owner: FIX Trading Community

12:30pm

Event Registration

1:15pm

Welcome by Host – Emiko Kamoda, Managing Director, COO of Global Electronic Execution Services, Goldman Sachs

1:20pm

Keynote Speaker Introduction - Brian Ross, CEO, FIX Flyer

1:25pm

Keynote Speaker - Caitlin Long, Chairman and President, Symbiont

1:50pm

FIX Trading Community Update – Courtney Doyle McGuinn, Operations Director, FIX Trading Community

2:15pm

Break and Networking

2:55pm

Multi-Asset Coverage Models

Market consolidation, regulatory changes often involving multiple asset classes & portfolio diversification increases the need for a comprehensive view. This session will address the convergence of FICC and Equities in the electronic trading space. How are the buy-side and sell-side evolving? What are the trends? What are the lessons learned from the FX model?

Moderator:

Maged Hassan, Global Head of Fixed Income & Commodities Electronic Trading Technology, Morgan Stanley

Panelists:

Frank Loughlin, Global Co-Head of Equity Trading, AllianceBernstein

Arnaud Vaidie, Director of Product Management, Americas, Ullink

Benjamin Grizzle, Managing Director, Multi-Asset Platform, Goldman Sachs

William Vulpis, Managing Director, Head of KCG BondPoint, KCG

3:35pm

Evolution of Financial Technology

This panel will discuss practical innovative applications of FinTech.  Topics include cloud, artificial intelligence, managed services and big data.

Moderator:

Tom Jordan, President and CEO, Jordan & Jordan

Panelists:

Felix Candelario, Global Accounts Solutions Architect, Financial Services, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Sanjay Harji, Managing Director, Head of Americas Electronic Execution Service Engineering, Goldman Sachs

George Rosenberger, Senior Vice President, Managed Services, Itiviti

Joyce Shen, Global Director, Emerging Technologies, Thomson Reuters

4:15pm

Break and Networking

4:45pm

Cybersecurity Best Practices

This session will address the trends and important initiatives regarding cybersecurity facing the market, what are firms doing to meet requirements, what are the standards and FIX message encryption.

Moderator:

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

Panelists:

Donal Byrne, CEO, Corvil

Craig Callahan, Vice President, Information Security Technology, Goldman Sachs

Martin Liutermoza, Global Head of Information Security Engineering and Operations, Nasdaq

Thiago J. Pavesi, Technical Product Manager, Transaction Network Services

5:20pm

Regulations On The Ground & Abroad (MiFID II)

This session will provide an overview of MiFID II and address what is the impact on the buy-side and sell-side and how are firms prioritizing and preparing for MiFID as well as the impact on FIX tags. 

Moderator:

Harps Sidhu, Partner, Head of Capital Markets Consulting, KPMG

Panelists:

Jeffrey Anderson, Derivatives Compliance Product Manager, Fidessa

Thomas Conigliaro, Managing Director, Brokerage and Research Services, IHS Markit

Hubert Deroubaix, Business Development Director, EU Regulatory Products, ICE Data Services

Brian Lees, Co-Chair Global Buy-side Working Group, FIX Trading Community, AVP, Manager, Equity Trading Product Owner, Capital Group

Kevin O’Connor, Managing Director, Global Head of Product Management, ITG

6:00pm-

7:00pm

Networking Drinks Sponsored by Raptor Trading

Agenda subject to change

 

Keynote Speaker:

 

Caitlin Long, Chairman and President, Symbiont

Caitlin Long is chairman and president of Symbiont, the market-leading smart contracts platform for institutional uses of distributed ledger technology and winner of WatersTechnology's Award for Best Distributed Ledger Project in 2016 (Buy-Side Technology Awards).  Caitlin previously spent 22 years on Wall Street as a managing director in senior roles, working for Morgan Stanley (2007-2016), Credit Suisse (1997-2007) and Salomon Brothers (1994-1997).  Caitlin has been active in bitcoin since 2012 and blockchains since 2014, and she served on Morgan Stanley's internal blockchain working group in 2014-16.  MarketsMedia awarded Caitlin its 2016 Women in Finance Award for Excellence in Blockchain, and Institutional Investor named Caitlin to its list of the most influential people in pensions during her final 3 years on Wall Street.  She is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD, 1994), the Kennedy School of Government (MPP, 1994) and the University of Wyoming (BA, 1990).

Confirmed Speakers:

 

 

Jeffrey Anderson, Derivatives Compliance Product Manager, Fidessa

Based in Chicago, Jeff is responsible for compliance and product management within Fidessa's derivatives business. He joined the company at the beginning of 2017, bringing to the role his substantial experience in managing a range of regulatory issues affecting the listed derivatives markets. Jeff joined Fidessa from RBS Securities where he worked for 3 years as Director, Markets Advisory, for Corporate and Institutional Banking, responsible for advisory compliance coverage for the bank's US futures trading and clearing business. Prior to that, Jeff worked in the Department of Market Regulation at CME Group for more than 14 years, latterly as Senior Enforcement Counsel. While at CME, Jeff was involved in investigating trade practice issues and prosecuting CME Group rule violations. Before joining the CME, Jeff spent 6 years as an attorney in private practice in Chicago, having obtained a J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and a B.A. from Duke University.

  Scott P. Atwell, Manager of FIX Trading and Connectivity, American Century Investments 

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

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

  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.

 

Craig Callahan, Vice President, Information Security Technology, Goldman Sachs

Craig is head of the Security Advisory and Consulting team in the technology division.  In this role he is responsible for the Infrastructure, Application, and Mobile security consulting practices.  Craig joined Goldman Sachs in 2013 as a Vice President and was named Technology Fellow in 2016.  Prior to joining the firm Craig was Director of Security Engineering and Architecture at a broker dealer firm.

Craig attended the University at Buffalo where he studied Electrical and Computer Engineering.

  Felix Candelario, Global Accounts Solutions Architect, Financial Services, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Felix Candelario is a Global Accounts Solutions Architect for Financial Services at AWS and is based in New York City. In this role, he is responsible for helping global Financial Services companies architect secure, efficient, high-performance, scalable applications for the cloud. He has specific focus on encryption, security, monitoring, and networking. Felix has over 16 years of experience, with the vast majority of his career spent at Wall Street firms building and optimizing high performance infrastructures for capital markets. He also brings expertise in infrastructure, networking and application interactions, and computer organization to streamline large scale systems that support front office and business critical functions. Before his current role, Felix was a Senior Technical Account Manager at AWS and helped enterprises operate their AWS environments efficiently. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect at the Professional Level.

  Tom Conigliaro, Managing Director, IHS Markit Brokerage and Research Service 

Mr. Tom Conigliaro is Managing Director of IHS Markit Brokerage and Research Services. As head of Brokerage and Research Services group, Mr. Conigliaro has responsibility for IHS Markit’s Payments, Evaluation, Interactions and HUB offerings. He is regularly cited in the press on regulatory developments around research evaluation and payment. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Mr. Conigliaro worked at investment banking boutique Marlin & Associates where he advised clients on their M&A activities in financial technology, information services, healthcare and media. He has over 25 years’ experience on Wall Street, holding senior roles in sales and trading, sales management and securities services at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Conigliaro holds an MBA from the University of South Florida and a BS from Widener University. He also holds the CFA designation.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomconigliaro/

  Hubert Deroubaix, Business Development Director, EU Regulatory Products, ICE Data Services

Hubert Deroubaix is Business Development Director, EU Regulatory Products. He is responsible for developing and commercialising ICE Data Services’ regulatory content offerings in EMEA. Prior to this Hubert’s roles have included managing both content management and strategic partnerships within Data Collection. Hubert joined the company in 2000 from the former Thomson Financial. Prior to that, he undertook a number of management roles within Deutsche Bank’s global custody operations in London. Hubert’s work with both providers and users of financial information has given him a wide understanding of the financial markets and their participants.

 

Benjamin Grizzle, Managing Director, Multi-Asset Platform, Goldman Sachs

Ben Grizzle leads the macro pod of the MultiAsset Platform Sales (MAPS) team, an initiative of the US Securities Division. He was a summer analyst at Goldman Sachs in 2002 and joined the firm full time as a Foreign Exchange (FX) trader in New York in 2003. Ben subsequently transferred to FX sales and moved to London in 2007 to help with the rollout of the firm’s FX electronic trading platforms. Since 2011, he was responsible for managing the Macro Cross-Asset Sales team in Europe. Ben returned to the US in 2015 with the launch of the MAPS team. He was named managing director in 2013. Ben graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a BA in American History and Literature

 

   Sanjay Harji, Managing Director, Head of Americas Electronic Execution Service Engineering, Goldman Sachs

Maged Hassan, Global Head of Fixed Income & Commodities Electronic Trading Technology, Morgan Stanley

Maged Hassan is the Global Head of Fixed Income & Commodities Electronic Trading Technology at Morgan Stanley. In his role, Mr. Hassan oversees electronic trading technology strategy and technology build-out across principal and agency execution for FID. Across the industry, he has been focused on standardizing the Fixed Income Electronic Trading platform across asset classes by revamping the internal platforms, as well as leveraging the equities stack to achieve cost efficiencies and scalability. In addition, he serves as Morgan Stanley’s representative for Fixed Income Connectivity Working Group (FICWG). He joined Morgan Stanley in 2011 from Barclays Capital.

 Previously, Mr. Hassan was at Lehman Brothers, where he managed various technology builds for Trading and Electronic Trading across the Fixed Income Technology division. He was part of the leadership team for integrating Lehman’s technology stack into the Barclays technology offering as part of the Lehman acquisition. In addition, He was responsible for driving the Dodd-Frank Credit agenda at Barclays as well as their overall client offering  http://www.bondscape.net and BARX.

 Mr. Hassan began his career at a .com startup in Canada, where he led the development of an artificial intelligence internet offering. Mr. Hassan is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Canada where he received a degree in Mathematics with software engineering specialization.

  Tom Jordan, President and CEO, Jordan & Jordan

Tom Jordan is President and CEO, founded Jordan & Jordan in 1990. From 1985-1990, he was the Managing Director of Knight-Ridder Financial/Americas. Prior to this, he was the Chairman of Monchik-Weber, a Wall Street consulting and product development firm. He also held development and marketing positions at IBM. Tom was a co-founder of the Financial Information Forum (FIF) and the initial Chair of FISD. Prior to his business career, Tom served as an officer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1st Cavalry Division and the 1st Infantry Division.

Tom actively participates in many industry initiatives. He is the Advisory Chair of the Financial Information Forum, FIX Trading Community Program Office, and a member of the advisory committee of the Consolidated Tape Association (CTA) and the Unlisted Trading Privileges (UTP) plan. He was recognized by FISD with their Market Data Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom holds a BS degree in Mathematics from Saint Peter's College and a MS in Industrial Administration from Union College in Schenectady, NY. He is a member of the Board of the Knights of St. Patrick.

  Emiko Kamoda, Managing Director, COO Global Equities Execution Services, Goldman Sachs

Emiko is the chief operations officer for Global Equities Execution Services, where she manages business metrics, client connectivity and onboarding globally. In her previous role, she oversaw strategic equities initiatives related to the electronic trading business.

Prior to that, Emiko led the development of algorithmic trading products in the Americas and has also worked as a sales trader in Electronic Trading. Emiko joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 as an associate in the Equities Division and was named managing director in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, she was a senior manager at Arthur Andersen LLP in the Financial Industry Group.

Emiko earned an MBA, magna cum laude, in Finance from Columbia Business School in 1999. She is a CFA charterholder and a certified public accountant.

Brian Lees, Co-Chair Global Buy-side Working Group, FIX Trading Community, AVP, Manager, Equity Trading Product Owner, Capital Group

Brian Lees currently manages Capital Group’s proprietary equity order management system. He played a central role in the development of the firm’s first FIX implementation in 1999 and has been closely involved with the application of FIX in the equities space for 20 years. He has been an active participant in the Americas Buy-side Working Group since its inception, serves as co-chair of the Global Buy-side Working Group and is currently engaged in efforts to apply FIX in preparation for MiFID II.

 Martin Liutermoza, Global Head of Information Security Engineering and Operations, Nasdaq

Martin is an expert technologist with over 25 years of experience in technology including network engineering, information security, internal audit and technology management.  Martin began work as a technologist in the mid-range computing segment and then expanded into Internet, client server and network technologies. He co-founded a privately Internet Service Provider and later joined Alcatel where he led in the design and implementation of various computing environments and data centers.  Securing systems and networks became Martin's focus and passion and he decided to join Nasdaq in 2003 as the lead Information Security Engineer. While at Nasdaq, Martin also performed work in the Information Technology Audit team as Auditor Director where he led control reviews of the information security posture of Nasdaq owned companies.  Martin’s current role is that of the Global Head of Information Security Engineering and Global Security Operations Center at Nasdaq. He holds a number of prominent industry certifications including CCNP, CCDP, MCSE, MCDBA, CISSP, CISA and CRISK.

 

Frank Loughlin, Global Co-Head of Equity Trading, AllianceBernstein

Frank Loughlin was named Global Co-Head of Equity Trading at AllianceBernstein in 2014.  Previously, he was responsible for running EMEA equity trading.  Loughlin joined the firm in 1990 and in his AB career has led or co-led various trading desks, including the US, Americas and EMEA equity desks.  He holds a BA in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in in finance from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.  Loughlin is a CFA charterholder and a member of both the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts.

Courtney Doyle McGuinn, Operations Director, FIX Trading Community

Courtney Doyle McGuinn is the Operations Director of FIX Trading Community. Courtney has been a dedicated FIX resource for 15 years providing continued support and significant leadership and has leveraged her unique understanding of FIX’s operational and strategic needs to ensure the continual growth of the FIX organization and the FIX Protocol. As part of her role, Courtney manages all resources and service providers to ensure the highest quality service and value for FIX and its global membership, oversees the organization’s relationship with distinct counsel to ensure long term protection of the FIX Protocol, ensures spending within FIX is maintained within budget,  interfaces with other organization in which FIX has strategic relationships, facilitates numerous initiatives within FIX specifically around risk management, buy-side needs and new regulations among other things.  Courtney has previously authored numerous articles about the FIX Protocol and has represented FIX as a speaker in numerous events.

Prior to this role, Courtney was involved in various engagements for Jordan & Jordan which have included conducting comprehensive market research to uncover opportunities in the financial marketplace and assisting in the selection of suitable technology solutions. She was also a lead trainer during a nationwide rollout of a market data application, demonstrating it’s capabilities and assisting new users on the system.  As a member of a development team, Courtney assisted in creating a service web site providing clients with market data information.  Courtney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College.

 

 

Kevin O’Connor, Managing Director, Global Head of Product Management, ITG Analytics

Mr. O’Connor has been with ITG for more than 11 years and is currently responsible for ITG’s Analytics Products globally.  Prior to joining ITG, Mr. O’Connor was a consultant focusing on Financial Services technology.  Prior to that, Mr. O’Connor worked in fixed income for Deutsche Bank and GE Asset Management. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Computer Science from Colgate University.

Thiago Jose Pavesi, Technical Product Manager, Transaction Network Services 

Thiago Jose Pavesi (TJ) joined Transaction Network Services (TNS) in 2016, taking on the position of Technical Product Manager for its Financial Services Division.

Based at the organization’s City of London office, TJ is responsible for driving new product innovation and enhancing TNS’ existing product portfolio with relevant and value-added new features. He works closely with TNS’ Sales, Sales Engineering, Operations and Marketing teams across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific region to ensure TNS’ solutions continue to exceed customer expectations.

TJ brings a wealth of experience to TNS having spent more than a decade working within the financial markets industry. Prior to joining TNS and relocating to London, TJ was Global Head of Electronic Trading for Brazilian firm XP INVESTIMENTOS and before that was Head of Electronic and Algorithmic Trading at CM Capital Markets. He has also spent time with Itau Asset Management, ICAP, Arkhe DTVM, and Symnetics.

During his career, TJ has helped the financial industry to develop mature electronic trading solutions and created standards for electronic trading departments to adhere to. He has worked on both the buy-side and sell-side, giving him a comprehensive understanding of the full trading life cycle. Using his market expertise in IT security, networks and programming, TJ has supported the FIX Protocol and development of the electronic trading community in countries like Brazil, the USA and now Europe.

When not at TNS, TJ enjoys supporting the environment by developing and maintaining algorithms on hydroponic systems using the Internet of Things as a base technology.

  George Rosenberger, Senior Vice President of Global Managed Services, Itiviti

George is the SVP of Global Managed Services at Itiviti; the new leading technology & solutions provider for the capital markets industry created by uniting Orc Group; the leader in trading and electronic execution & CameronTec Group; the global standard in financial messaging infrastructure and connectivity.

Prior to CameronTec, George worked as a Managing Director at Convergex, an Agency Broker Dealer, where he was responsible for the Trading Services Division which included Global Trade Support, Global Connectivity, Vendor/Exchange/Broker Relations as well as the CONNEX Managed Services business, which he founded while there.

George holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Towson University. He is also registered with the Securities Traders Association and holds a Series 7 (Registered Representation) license.

  Brian Ross, CEO, FIX Flyer

Brian Ross is an industry leader in multi-asset trading and messaging systems with over 20 years of experience leading Wall Street software firms.   Brian is a frequent speaker at industry events and content contributor for industry publications.

After graduating from the University of Oregon, Brian began an engineering career at NASA where he led development of mission critical software and systems for the Galileo, Voyager and Hubble space missions, receiving three NASA accommodations for his leadership in developing engineering systems.

In 1995 Brian then took his engineering skills to Wall Street where he joined Blackrock working on early versions of Aladdin.

In 1999 Brian was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Trepp LLC, a provider of fixed income pricing and analytics.  Under his leadership, Trepp grew into the leading provider of CMBS pricing, analytics and modeling technology to the broker and investment management community.

Brian has graduate degrees in management and computer science from the Claremont Graduate School and Johns Hopkins University, and also completed graduate studies in mathematics from the Courant Institute at New York University.

  Joyce Shen, Global Director, Emerging Technologies, Thomson Reuters

As the global director of emerging technologies, Joyce built and leads the enterprise emerging tech group (research, partnerships, ecosystem) as well as the Emerging Tech Venture fund.  She also leads enterprise efforts on blockchain and digital identity at Thomson Reuters.  She is a regular speaker on emerging technologies, new product development, and innovation.

Outside of Thomson Reuters, Joyce teaches data science at UC Berkeley. And she serves on the boards of various startups, the e-Residency program, Tech 2025, is a mentor at various accelerators, and an angel investor. She also founded Tech China Post and YouCollective.

Joyce was previously the founding executive member and the first CFO of Cloud Platform at IBM, responsible for launching the Bluemix cloud platform and the Bluemix Garage. Joyce also spent several years at IBM Corporate Development, leading numerous acquisitions and divestitures. 

Joyce received her undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Chicago.

Harps Sidhu, Partner, Head of Capital Markets Consulting, KPMG

Harps is the UK client lead partner for a tier 1 US bank and has 15 years of experience in Big 4 professional services. He is the KPMG global lead for MiFID II and has led multiple impact assessments across buy and sell side firms, and currently oversees all our engagements.  Harps has worked across Front Office, Finance, Risk, Operations, Compliance and Technology and all major asset classes across end-to-end trading processes, including Equities, Prime Services, Fixed Income, Listed Derivatives, Credit, FX and Commodities.  He has also worked with his clients as they reconsider their businesses in the face of a rapidly changing regulatory environment, and its effect on strategy, booking model, governance, operating models, capital/liquidity/funding, operational efficiency/flexibility, and change

Harps was the global Client Lead Partner for one of the largest global banking Risk, Finance and Treasury transformations to date for a top 5 balance sheet universal bank Corporate and Investment Bank, Wealth, Retail Banking and Cards. He led the implementation of a Front Office Risk platform for a multi-billion dollar P&L global trading business for a top 5 global investment bank. This included full T0 risk and P&L attribution and all downstream feeds.  He has also worked closely over the years with Barclays IB, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and RBS, amongst others.

Harps has his BSc (Hons) Economics, University College London, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Executive MBA, London Business School.

 

Arnaud Vaidie, Director of Product Management, Americas, Ullink

Arnaud Vaidie is the Product Management Director for the Americas at Ullink. After 10 years of Product Development and Product management experience in various industries, he joined Ullink in 2012 and managed product lines across Pre-trade Risk Management, Middle Office and high touch solutions.  Leading the Ullink US Product Strategy for the last year, he has a strong knowledge and solid experience in delivering connectivity and trading solutions to top tier buy side and sell side.  

Arnaud Vaidie is the Product Management Director for the Americas at Ullink. After 10 years of Product Development and Product management experience in various industries, he joined Ullink in 2012 and managed product lines across Pre-trade Risk Management, Middle Office and high touch solutions.  Leading the Ullink US Product Strategy for the last year, he has a strong knowledge and solid experience in delivering connectivity and trading solutions to top tier buy side and sell side. 

   

William Vulpis, Managing Director,Head of KCG BondPoint, KCG 

William Vulpis, Managing Director, is the Head of KCG BondPoint, a leading electronic fixed income trading platform and Registered ATS.

As the electronic fixed-income market has evolved to provide access to a larger and more diverse group of market participants – including institutional buy- and sell-side participants – KCG BondPoint leverages its deep roots in odd lot trading to continue its steady growth.

Bill has over 25 years of industry experience in Trading, Asset Management and U.S. and International Wealth Management. Prior to joining KCG BondPoint in 2009, Bill held various senior management positions at Merrill Lynch and TD Ameritrade.

 

 

 

 

 

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Event host:

 

 

 

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

 To learn more, visit www.gs.com.

 Keynote Sponsor:

 

 

Flyer is a leading software and service provider in capital markets and wealth management since 2005. We connect investment firms and asset managers to brokers, custodians, trading venues and technology platforms to make managers more productive and successful. 

Our highly scalable software handles complex, multi–asset securities trading and back office processing.  Our software includes a low-latency, high volume FIX engine, trade surveillance monitor, risk control gateway, regression test tool and automated self-service FIX onboarding suite. 

We simplify connectivity with easily integrated APIs on the fastest growing, most secure trading network in capital markets. The network unifies access to all custodial, clearing and executing brokers for directed, step out and algorithmic trading with real-time insights into trades, positions and allocations. 

Our secure Managed FIX service provides tailored connectivity where Flyer builds and manages your dedicated plant 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 exchanges such as Australian Stock Exchange, Mexican Derivatives Exchange and the Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago.

Cocktail Networking Sponsor:

 

 

Raptor Trading Systems the leading provider of managed trading and connectivity solutions. Supporting a diverse set of clients across the institutional buyside and sellside for well over a decade, Raptor is firmly established as one of the largest independent providers of managed FIX and trading solutions.  Raptor provides fully managed solutions designed to minimize disruptions to clients and users while increasing flexibility and transparency in key areas including: 

  • FIX Connectivity Platform & Services
  • EMS/OMS
  • Pre-Trade Risk Management
  • DMA/Algorithm Integration
  • Exchange Access (Equities & FX)
  • Global Routing Network
  • Integration across platforms 

Raptor is uniquely positioned to provide effective and efficient solutions across the entire trading workflow.  Whether it’s enhancing existing processes and integrating platforms or establishing a new desk, Raptor has a proven track record for delivery and ongoing service that is unmatched in the industry.

 Sponsors:

 

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.

 

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 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

 

Jordan & Jordan (www.jandj.com) is a Financial Technology (FinTech) company that provides regulatory, market data and trading solutions across the securities industry.

Keeping pace with market practice and regulatory change, we provide business, technical and compliance solutions to meet the challenges faced by our customers in an increasingly competitive market. We leverage our knowledge of the financial markets across three practices: Management Consulting and Regulatory Compliance, Market Data Services, and Industry Solutions.

The Management Consulting and Regulatory Compliance practice focuses on strategic endeavors as well as the business and operational impacts of organizational, technology, or regulatory changes. Our Regulatory Compliance services feature Execution Compliance and Surveillance Solution (ECS) as a managed service, as well as comprehensive reviews to assess compliance with various aspects of the ever-changing regulatory landscape including regulatory reporting, the SEC’s Reg NMS and Market Access Rules, among others. The Market Data practice specializes in the commercial aspects of market data offering managed reporting services, data usage compliance assessments, expense management strategies and audit services. Jordan & Jordan facilitates solutions to shared industry issues through their management of the FIF (Financial Information Forum), FIX Trading Community and RIXML (Research Information Exchange Markup Language).

Jordan & Jordan’s client roster includes investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds, information vendors, and global stock and derivatives exchanges.

Jordan & Jordan has offices in New York, Chicago, and London

 
 

QuantHouse, provides end-to-end trading solutions. This includes ultra-low latency market data technologies with QuantFEED, proximity hosting and order routing services with QuantLINK; to help hedge funds, market makers, proprietary desks and execution sell side firms to take the lead. We are a technology company with focus on real time technology, collection of data for historical and replay purposes, precision of data/timestamping, network and devices Synchronization/clocking, raw data, structured and normalized data, global network connectivity, direct market access and colocation & hosting services.

Thomson Reuters connects and powers the global financial community through our open and trusted news, data, analytics and insight, tools and applications, trading capabilities, and infrastructure and services – enabling discovery, liquidity and compliance.

We help our customers uncover critical insights and market opportunities and connect to the largest network of financial professionals – enabling better decisions and more confident actions.

We create efficiencies that drive profits with scalable infrastructure and services that enable faster and smarter performance. Our trading applications and venues provide access to liquidity that connects customers and markets. Through our regulatory insight and workflow tools, we enable our customers to manage compliance and mitigate risk.

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 – available individually, or as an integrated, unified platform. TORA focuses on what matters most 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, San Francisco and Boston. More information is available at www.tora.com.

 

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

Ullink is a global provider of market leading multi-asset trading technology and infrastructure for buy-side and sell-side market participants, including NYFIX, one of the industry’s largest FIX based trading communities. Trusted by over 150 of the world’s top-tier banks and brokers, the company provides consistent, reliable access to the most current and innovative trading solutions available. Our multi-asset solutions allow you to connect to your desired markets, trade when and where you want, while being able to comply with global regulation. From our 10 offices covering all the major global financial centers, our team will advise on the best approach to address your challenges and deploy our technology.

For more information, please contact connect@ullink.comor visit www.ullink.com.

Follow us on Twitter @Ullink_Newsand LinkedIn

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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 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

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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.

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Connamara Systems, co-originator of the industry standard open-source QuickFIX FIX engine, and the premier provider of matching engine technology for startup and frontier exchanges, provides software engineering services exclusively to the capital markets industry. Connamara practices Agile software development and project management methods and has over 18 years of experience successfully delivering complex, distributed systems to the most demanding clients in the financial marketplace. 

 

CoralBlocks creates software components that provide performance and flexibility for systems that require a fast reaction to a massive volume of input and a need to evolve quickly with different business challenges. 

Our components are ideal for cutting edge JAVA based environments.  They are simple to integrate, have ultra low latency, minimal variance, create zero garbage, are both JIT-friendly and are meticulously engineered for maximum performance and clean architecture.

Combining our building blocks with our expertise in low-latency and distributed systems can allow your team to  bring applications to new levels of performance .  Our guarantee of world class infrastructure  allows your team to focus on addressing the business specific challenges. 

We currently offer 10 distinct components that are great independently and really shine when used together. We currently offer a FIX engine -> CoralFIX, Networking I/O -> CoralReactor, Complete Market Data solution -> CoralMD, Full Fledged MQ -> CoralMQ and several support components like asynchronous logger -> CoralLog, Utility and data structure classes -> CoralBits among others.

To learn more about each product or to request an evaluation license please go to http://www.coralblocks.com or contact us through mailto:contact@coralblocks.com

 

About Esprow www.esprow.com

Esprow is a leading provider of automated testing, on-boarding and simulation solutions for the financial services community. The Esprow Enterprise Testing Platform (ETP) delivers an integrated suite of applications to automate testing of all your financial applications across a wide range of asset classes and financial messaging protocols, including FIX.

Launched in 2012, Esprow ETP is an integrated testing framework aimed at exchanges, MTFs and brokers and it addresses the requirements and challenges of the development, QA and risk management departments.

Our ETP C-Box platform enables brokers and trading venues to streamline the process of certifying connectivity of exchange members and FIX counterparties fast and efficiently. In addition, in response to the upcoming regulations regarding conformance testing, we recently launched an adaptation of ETP C-Box for MiFID II, to help buy- and sell-side firms, MTF and OTF automate their on-boarding and certification requirements fast and accurately, while ensuring trading compliance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Offical 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

 

bobsguide.com is the trusted online global resource for buyers of financial lT technology. Members utilise bobsguide.com to access RSS feeds, industry news & financial technology blogs, research/purchase systems for banks, dealing rooms, corporate treasuries and financial institutions and secure insight and solutions to everyday challenges. 

Our information is independent, constantly updated, accurate and trustworthy. 
bobsguide connects financial IT technology vendors, banks and consultants with their relevant buyers across a number of marketing platforms www.bobsguide.com

bobsguide

1 Hammersmith Broadway, W6 9DL, London, UK

T:+44 (0)20 8080 9162

 

diliger, 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

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

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

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

Your Success. Our Business.

 

 

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

 

IntelligentTradingTechnology.com from A-Team Group is the premier online community offering continuous news, expert analysis, in-depth research and compelling thought leadership focused on the technology convergence - low-latency execution and predictive analytics - underpinning tomorrow's automated trading strategies.

As the low-latency race to zero concludes, trading firms are looking beyond speed alone to boost their trading effectiveness and profitability. Leveraging big data sets to fuel high performance pre-trade analytics and trade-time risk management is key to this emerging "Intelligent Trading" approach.

Thus, the winners at Intelligent Trading will be those firms that make the most inspired choices in combining low latency, big data and analytics technologies. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com tracks those technologies, and how the winners are deploying them.

Join the FREE Intelligent Trading Technology online community. Sign up at http://intelligenttradingtechnology.com/

 

Investing.com is a global financial portal and internet brand composed of 28 editions in 21 languages and mobile apps for Android and iOS that provide news, analysis, streaming quotes and charts, technical data and financial tools about the global financial markets. Each edition covers a broad variety of local and global financial vehicles including Stocks, Bonds, Commodities, Currencies, Interest Rates, Futures and Options. Founded in 2007, Investing.com has a growing readership worldwide and is now a leading global financial portal committed to constantly launching innovative features and sections to ensure an optimal one-stop source for its readers.

 www.investing.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

 

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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.

We are offering a discounted Member Group Booking Rate at $125 per pass (minimum purchase of 5 passes, max of 10) and a Non-Member Group Booking Rate at  $315 per pass (minimum purchase of 5 passes, maximum of 10).  Please email debra.heffernan@fixtrading.org if interested in group purchases.

Please register below for a pass. Please contact debra.heffernan@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

Americas Trading Briefing 2017

26 April 2017 

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The FIX Trading Community provides members with the best educational and networking opportunities available. Having held successful events globally for over 10 years, we know that the key to providing maximum value for our delegates, speakers and sponsors lies in offering the most relevant, timely and impactful topics along with the best opportunities to build relationships.

Join 25 expert speakers to discuss the critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing the region alongside 250+ senior market participants who are expected to attend.

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