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EMEA Trading Conference 2014

 

08:15 Event Registration
09:00

FIX Trading Community Update

09:15 Keynote Speaker - Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP
10:00

Should best execution be a competitive advantage or a given standard?

With the recent growth in non-advised investment sales, regulators are now carrying out a closer inspection of the marketplace. The panel will explore subjects such as:


 * What is a more quantitative approach to best execution and how do we define it?
 * Are dark pools truly providing best execution for the complete large institutional order? Does the current
    regulatory proposal around dark pools do anything to assist in obtaining best execution?
 * Should buy-sides now be taking a more pro-active approach in terms of ensuring best execution from their
    broker, or is it simply up to the broker to prove it?
 * How do we address best execution outside of purely cash equities, and start examining more quote driven
    markets?
 * How does the impact of unbundling impact best execution?

     - MTF rebate pass through?
     - Potential impact on post trade costs
     - Softing buy-side technology

Moderator:
Lynn Strongin Dodds, 
Editor, Best Execution

Panellists:
Stephen McGoldrick, Co-Chair Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, Director, Market Structure, Deutsche Bank 
Richard Metcalfe, Director, Regulatory Affairs - Institutional and Capital Markets, Investment Management Association
Daniel Riches,
Head of Equities Dealing, M&G 
Sam Tyfield, Partner, Vedder Price
 

10:30
MORNING BREAK
 
BUSINESS STREAM 1
BUSINESS STREAM 2
TECHNICAL STREAM
11:00

Implications of SEF go-live – how has the industry reacted?

The migration of swaps trading in the US onto Swap Execution Facilities has resulted in a seismic shift in OTC derivatives markets towards electronic trading.

This session will explore the ramifications of this change and examine how market participants are positioning themselves to take advantage of the new market opportunities.

The session will address the following topics:

 How has the market structure 
    changed in the US swaps
    markets and what is the
    expectation for Europe and
    Asia?
 How have the buy-side, sell-
    side and platforms reacted to
    the arrival of SEFs?
 * What lessons does the SEF
    go-live hold for European
    regulators, trading platforms
    and market participants?
 * Are electronic OTC markets
    such as SEFs / Exchanges /
    OTFs really the solution, or a
    diversion from the ultimate
    destination of swap futures
    traded on DCMs / Exchanges?

Presenter & Moderator:
Sassan Danesh, Co-Chair Global Fixed Income Committee, FIX Trading Community, Managing Partner, Etrading Software

Panellists:

Enrico Bruni, Head of Europe and Asia Business, Tradeweb
Gabriele Frediani, Head of Markets, MTS
Stephane Malrait,
Managing Director and Global Head of FIC E-Commerce, Société Générale
Serge Marston, Managing Director, eCommerce Sales, Deutsche Bank 

US Regulation – what does the EMEA region need to know?

Regulators around the globe are working to maintain the integrity of the financial system. Many firms use the same systems globally and the same can be said for regulation.

This session will provide the audience with an overview of the status of US regulations that may affect trading in the EU, in particular looking at:

 * Regulation System Compliance and
    Integrity (Reg SCI) and Market Stability
 * M
arket Structure and ATS Transparency
 * Dodd Frank and Volcker Rule  
 * Market access monitoring
 * Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT)

Presenter:
Tom Jordan, Founder & CEO, Jordan & Jordan

Further presenters to be announced

 

Updates from the technical subcommittees

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

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

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

Presenters:
Hanno Klein, EMEA Chair, Global Technical Committee, Co-Chair Global Exchanges & Markets Committee, FIX Trading Community, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Börse
Jim Northey, Americas Chair, Global Technical Committee, FIX Trading Community, Senior Partner, LaSalle Technology Group, LLC

11:45

FIX in post-trade operations – An industry update

There is a growing consensus amongst the industry to use mutually agreed standards in order to reach higher efficiencies and lower costs for post-trade processing. As firms start to see the many benefits of using FIX messaging language for post-trade processing, many are starting to migrate over.

Laura Craft and David Pearson will provide an update on what the FIX Trading Community Working Group have been working on and a panel will then discuss:

 * Post-trade processing – data
    admin or exceptions
    management?
 * Is equities solved? How can
    the industry re-purpose FIX
    across other asset classes?
 * 
Importance of reference data
    standards
 * Where does FIX end? Beyond
    trade affirmation – what’s
    next?

Post Trade Working Group Update presented by:
Laura Craft, Co-Chair Global Post Trade Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Director, Equities and Fixed Income, Traiana
David Pearson, Co-Chair Global Post-Trade Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Strategic Business Architect, Fidessa

Moderator:
Jim Kaye, Director & Global Steering Committee Co-Chair, FIX Trading Community, Product Development Manager for European Execution Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Panellists:
Scott Atwell,
Director, FIX Trading Community, Manager, FIX Trading and Connectivity, American Century Investments
John Hogg, Director, Trade Operations, BlackRock
Murray Stolworthy,
Regional Head TCS Equity Operations and Head of Market Infrastructure, Barclays 
Terri Van Praagh, Head of Investment Operations Outsourcing, Northern Trust


 

Reference Data – how it’s becoming everybody’s problem

Regulation is driving how reference data is consumed across financial services firms and how it must be presented back to external parties including clients and regulators. But with so many regulations affecting reference data and many overlapping in their requirements, how can firms approach reference data management?

The panel will discuss:

 The impact of regulations –
    EMIR, AIFMD, Dodd-Frank,
    MiFID II – on reference and
    business entity data
 * Are firm’s firefighting on a per-
    regulation basis, repeating the
    same processes multiple times?  
 * 
What is the current state-of-
    play? Are firms patching
    together existing downstream
    systems and databases to
    deliver on the regulatory
    requirements?
 * What is the impact on trading
    desks?

Moderator:
Virginie O'Shea, Senior Analyst, Aite Group

Panellists:
Anthony Belcher, Director, EMEA Pricing and Reference Data, Interactive Data
Mark Davies, General Manager, Avox LTD
Chris Johnson, Head of Product Management, Market Data Services, HSBC Securities Services
Gary Wright, CEO, B.I.S.S. Research

Standards interoperability with FIX
 

This session will look at which other standards are relevant for the FIX Trading Community and the interoperability between FIX and these standards to support the different needs of its users across the areas of pre-trade, trade and post-trade.

Presenters:
Yves Bontemps,
Head of Standards Research and Development, SWIFT 
Kevin Houstoun,
Chairman and Founder, Rapid Addition 

12:30
LUNCH BREAK AND NETWORKING
 
BUSINESS STREAM 1
BUSINESS STREAM 2
TECHNICAL STREAM
13.30

EMEA Investment Management Working Group update

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

Moderator:
Ian Firth, Buy-side Consultant and Former Head of Dealing at AVIVA

Panellists:
Adam Conn, Co-Chair EMEA Investment Management Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Head of Dealing, Baring Asset Management
Michele Patron, Co-Chair EMEA Investment Management Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Senior Quantitative Trader, AllianceBernstein
Arjun Singh-Muchelle, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs (Wholesale & Capital Markets), Investment Management Association 

 

Challenges and opportunities in the world of market data

As trading increasingly moves electronic, market fragmentation continues and trading decisions are made based on increasingly broad sets of data. As the requirements and usage of market data are changing, this session will cover a number of the current topics impacting this area:
 
* Standardisation and
    consolidation of equities market
    data, both on-market and OTC:
    Progress and adoption of the
    MMT, other issues inhibiting
    consolidated tape delivery.
 * The commercial environment:
    new pricing models, new
    entrants, pricing of the
    consolidated tape
 * Fixed income, FX and OTC
    derivatives: similarities to and
    differences from the equities
    world, particularly with regards
    to the implementation of Dodd
    Frank, MIFID 2 and EMIR 

Moderator:
Graham Dick, Head of Sales & CRM, Aquis Exchange

Panellists:
Andrew Allwright, Co-Chair Trade Data Standardisation Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Consultant, Regulation and Market Data, Independent
Mark Hemsley, Chief Executive Officer, BATS Chi-X Europe
Alex Clode, Head of Sales/Trader Business, Bloomberg 
 

 

Next generation FIX
 

As FIX Trading Community continues to support firms implementing the FIX Protocol it is time to define the vision for the future of FIX. FIX has evolved over time into an entire family of standards supporting a multitude of asset classes and user groups with different functional and technical requirements. This session will take a look at the following:

 * FIX Application Layer and
    Extension Packs
 * FIX Presentation Layer
 * FIX Session Layer
 * 
FIX Specification, Best
    Practices, Guidelines
 * FIX Tools: FIXwiki, FIX
    Repository, FIXimate

Presenter:
Jim Northey, Americas Chair, Global Technical Committee, FIX Trading Community, Senior Partner, LaSalle Technology Group, LLC

 

14.15

MiFID II – is the devil in the detail?

Following the recent long-awaited deal on the second version of MiFID, this session will look at the implications the new outlines will have on the different asset classes and the industry as a whole. Topics that will be debated include:

 * Is MiFID II is too restrictive on dark  
    trading and how it will be implemented
    given the absence of any real-time EU
    consolidated tape?
 
* What concerns are there amongst
    traders and asset managers following
    the release of the new detailed rules?
 
* Has MiFID II dealt sufficiently with the
    soaring costs and unregulated pricing
    of European market data?

Moderator:
Anish Puaar, Trading & Technology Reporter, Financial News

Panellists:
Robert Boardman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer EMEAITG
Brian Schwieger,
 Head of Equities, London Stock Exchange 
Carl Sells, Head of European Fixed Income Trading, AllianceBernstein


Emerging Markets – What you need to know and how the changes will impact you

This session will open with a short presentation to highlight some of the interesting developments in Emerging Markets in EMEA and follow with a panel discussion with representatives of the Exchanges, specialist firms and Buy-side firms to discuss some of the challenges of trading in new unknown markets.

The panel discussion will discuss subjects such as:

 * Which of these markets are safe to 
    trade and which require caution?
 * What are the pitfalls?
 * Can a remote member compete on 
    equal terms with a local firm?
 * What still needs to change?
 * When does an Emerging Market cease 
    to be Emerging?

Moderator:
Rebecca Healey, Senior Analyst, TABB Group

Panellists:
Mustafa Baltaci, 
Executive Vice President, Borsa ?stanbul
Matthew Cousens, 
Co-Head AES Sales EMEA, Credit Suisse
Tom O'Brien, Head of International Sales, Moscow Exchange
Neophytos Tsangarides, Emerging Markets Electronic Execution, Citi
 

High Performance Working Group update

In 2012 the FIX Trading Community High Performance Working Group was established with the goal to support FIX for high performance systems. This session will look at the developments and upcoming areas of focus for this group, looking at:

 * High Performance Encodings
    (SBE, GPB, ASN.1)
 * High Performance Session
    layer
 * Application Layer Optimisation

Presenters:
Rolf Andersson, CEO, Pantor Engineering AB
Anders Furuhed,
CTO, Head of Development, Co-Founder, Pantor Engineering AB
Hanno Klein,
EMEA Chair, Global Technical Committee, Co-Chair Global Exchanges & Markets Committee, FIX Trading Community, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Börse 
Jim Northey, Americas Chair, Global Technical Committee, FIX Trading Community, Senior Partner, LaSalle Technology Group, LLC

15.00

AFTERNOON BREAK AND NETWORKING
15.30

Evolution of Market Infrastructure: Can you handle the pace?

European market infrastructure is evolving at pace, with changes happening across all asset classes from trading through to settlement. This session aims to provide an update of everything that’s going on and explore some of the drivers and potential consequences of these changes:

 * All you need to know in 900 seconds; the FIX Trading Community 15 minute download on European market
    infrastructure
 * Are these changes introducing or reducing risk?
 * What are the drivers behind these changes?
 * How will they impact the trading and investment community?
 * What’s the ideal market structure? Are we moving towards or away from it?

Moderator:
Richard Balarkas 

Panellists:
Andrew Bowley, Head of Business Operations & Risk, Instinet Europe Limited
Alasdair Haynes, CEO and Director, Aquis Exchange
Richard Semark, Managing Director – Equities Execution Client Relationship Management & CEO, UBS 
 

16.15 Closing Speech
16.30 Keynote Speaker - Kevin Keegan
17.15
COCKTAIL RECEPTION

* Agenda timings subject to change

2014 Keynote Speakers:

Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP
 
Alistair Darling served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2007 to 2010, during the most turbulent and far-reaching economic crisis the world had seen for 60 years. He introduced the measures needed to avert a collapse of the banking system, and played a leading part in restoring stability to global financial markets.

Alistair worked as a solicitor in Edinburgh before being called to the Scottish Bar and entering Parliament. He became Chief Secretary to the Treasury in Tony Blair’s first Cabinet, moving to Work & Pensions, then taking joint responsibility for the Scotland Office and the Department of Transport. His final role under Prime Minister Blair was at the helm of Trade & Industry, after which Gordon Brown promoted him to the Treasury.

As Chancellor, Alistair Darling was widely credited with preventing recession from spiralling into a repeat of the Great Depression. By the time he left office, government borrowing was less than forecast, and unemployment and repossessions were both lower than many had anticipated. Looking forward he believes that Labour must stay in the centre ground, and that the country won’t be able to adapt to future needs unless both private and public sectors work together. In speeches he offers a dispassionate account of what’s going on in the world economy.

Now on the backbenches Alistair has more time to enjoy fishing and walking in the Hebrides, and spending time in the family croft - while leading the campaign for Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom. His love of the island of Lewis led the venerated journalist Magnus Linklater to celebrate his “perfect balance of Gaelic romanticism and Edinburgh canniness.”
 

Kevin Keegan

Kevin Keegan was a European Cup winner with Liverpool, European Player of the Year, and one of the few to have both captained and managed England.

He started as a teenager with Scunthorpe, but his talent as a creative midfielder led to a quick move to Bill Shankly’s Liverpool. Kevin quickly established his place, moving to striker and a fruitful partnership with John Toshack. He went on to win three First Division titles and numerous trophies.

After 323 appearances and 100 goals Kevin left Merseyside to become Germany’s highest paid player, winning the Bundesliga with Hamburg. At the same time he was appointed England captain, a role he held until after the team were ejected from the 1982 World Cup. He returned to the UK to play for Southampton and Newcastle United, helping the latter to promotion in his second season.

After an eight year break Kevin returned to Newcastle as manager, and once again steered the club into the top tier of the domestic game. Admired for his attacking tactics, he took them to second place in the Premier League. Then, after a spell at Fulham, he took charge of the national side - a hugely popular choice with press and public. However, his time in charge ended harshly with a media backlash after the team’s loss to Germany in a World Cup qualifier.

After a spell at Manchester City and a final return to Newcastle, Kevin retired from management - but continues to be involved in the game with academies, and as a pundit for ITV and ESPN. He speaks about his eventful career, the lessons.

 

2014 speakers will include:

 

Andrew Allwright, Co-Chair Trade Data Standardisation Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Consultant, Regulation and Market Data, Independent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolf Andersson, Co-Chair Market Data Optimization Working Group, FIX Trading Community, CEO, Pantor Engineering

Rolf Andersson is the CEO of Pantor Engineering. He was one of the original architects of the FAST Protocol and he serves as a co-chair of the Fix Trading Community  Market Data Optimization working group. He is currently involved in several protocol development initiatives, within the Fix Trading Community  High Performance working group, the Market Data Optimization working group as well as the Blink Protocol (http://blinkprotocol.org). Pantor Engineering (http://pantor.com) provides trading systems for high performance, ultra-low latency Algorithmic Trading and Direct Market Access.

 

 

 

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

Scott Atwell is the Manager of FIX Trading and Connectivity for American Century Investments, a leading investment manager committed to delivering superior investment performance and building long-term client relationships since 1958.  Serving investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, American Century Investments offers a broad array of products across a variety of investment disciplines.  With offices in New York, London, Hong, Kong, Mountain View, Calif. and Kansas City, Mo., the company manages more than $125 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.  From 2004 through 2011, he served as Co-chairperson of the Global Steering Committee for FIX Protocol Limited (FPL), the non-profit organization which manages the FIX Protocol. He 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.

 

Richard Balarkas

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Mustafa Baltaci, Executive Vice President, Borsa ?stanbul, Secretary General, Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges

Mr. Baltaci has a previous experience with Turkish Prime Ministry at various positions for almost thirteen years. He worked at the Governance Department of the World Bank in 2005-2006, headed the Regulatory Reform Group between 2006 and 2009, worked as an advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister for Economy in 2008 and 2009, and Audit Board member of Ziraat Bank between 2007 and 2009. Mr. BALTACI is Executive Vice President of Borsa ?stanbul since June 2010 and the Secretary General of the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges since January 2011. He has bachelor’s degree from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences, master’s degree in government and diploma in financial management from University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

 


Anthony Belcher, Director, EMEA Pricing and Reference Data, Interactive Data

Anthony Belcher is Director, EMEA Pricing and Reference Data. He is responsible for leading the company’s pricing and reference data business in Europe, both from an operational and commercial basis. Prior to this, Anthony was responsible for the company’s EMEA evaluations business.

Anthony joined the company in 2007 from the former Thomson Financial where, as commercial business manager, he was responsible for European acquisitions and other strategic projects. Prior to this he was a management consultant with Accenture and worked in many different change projects across Europe.

Anthony’s work with both providers and users of financial information has given him a wide understanding of the financial markets and their participants. Anthony has a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from Sheffield University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from London Business School.

 

 

 Robert Boardman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, EMEA

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

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

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

 

Yves Bontemps, Head of SWIFT Standards Research and Development, SWIFT

In 2005, after getting a PhD on Model-Driven Software Engineering, Yves worked first as a researcher in Data Quality and Business Intelligence at SmalS, the main IT provider for all Belgian Social Security agencies and later for IBM as lead SOA architect on IAA, an industry reference model for Insurance applications. Yves joined SWIFT in 2008 as Standard Architect. He led the transition from UML-based ISO20022 message representation to domain-specific EMF models, which made this content easily embeddable in applications. Yves was the technical lead of MyStandards (http://www.swift.com/mystandards), a collaborative web platform that lets financial organization define and share how they actually use standards. He is now head of SWIFT Standards Research and Development, a team dedicated to understand how technology could be used to make standards easier to produce, consume and implement.

 

 

 

Andrew Bowley,  ACA MCSI, Head of Business Operations & Risk, Instinet Europe

Andrew Bowley is Head of Business Operations & Risk at Instinet Europe, a Nomura company. Andrew is responsible for Operations, Technology, Product Development, and Operational Risk, and sits on the firm's Executive Operating Committee and Board Risk & Capital Committee.

Andrew joined Instinet in November 2012 from Nomura ahead of the migration of the equities execution business, taking on this management role as well as leading the business migration. 

Andrew was previously responsible for the Electronic Trading business at Nomura, offering extensive algorithmic trading and smart order routing capabilities, including the leading high frequency trading brokerage service. He was responsible for the product development of client trading solutions, including the creation and operation of NX MTF, the first investment bank based dark MTF.

Alongside his role at Instinet, Andrew is a Non Executive Director at European Central Counterparty Limited (EuroCCP) and a member of its Board Risk Committee, and was a member of the High Level Stakeholder Group of the UK Government Foresight Project: The Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets.  Andrew is also a member of the AFME Securities Trading Committee (Deputy Chair 2011-2012).

 


Enrico Bruni
, Managing Director, Head of Europe and Asia Business, Tradeweb

Enrico Bruni is Managing Director and Head of European Markets at Tradeweb, and a member of the Tradeweb Executive Committee. He is in charge of managing new product initiatives and growing the existing European marketplaces. Mr. Bruni joined in 2002. During his time at Tradeweb he has been instrumental in developing the interest rate swaps business in Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Tradeweb, Mr. Bruni was at J.P. Morgan where he worked on a number of business and product management roles across the markets division, with particular focus on their e-trading strategy. He has worked in J.P. Morgan's London, New York and Milan offices. Mr. Bruni holds a business management degree from L. Bocconi University, Milan.

 

 

 

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Alex Clode, Head of Sales/Trader Business, Bloomberg

Alex is senior Business Manager at Bloomberg LP where he has worked in their European office since 1993 in a variety of strategic, development and marketing roles. He is currently responsible for managing the firm’s Global Core Equity Sales & Trading business and engaging and responding to Regulatory and Market Structure changes in Europe.Before joining Bloomberg, Alex spent 10 years trading International cash and derivative securities in both London and Paris for a variety of Investment Banks including BZW, UBS and Salomon Bros as well as for his own account as a local trader on LIFFE. Alex holds an Honours degree from St. Andrews University in Economics & International Studies and the CFA Institute's Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a Governor of St.John’s School, Northwood and a Trustee for the Change Foundation a charity that uses Cricket, Rugby and Dance to change the lives of disadvantaged young people.

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Matthew Cousens, Director, Co-Head AES Sales, Europe, Credit Suisse 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

Sassan Danesh is a Managing Partner at Etrading Software, a London-based technology services company with a mission to assist the capital markets community in the design and implementation of trading solutions within electronic markets. Prior to co-founding Etrading Software in 2004, Sassan worked at JP Morgan’s fixed income division, designing and implementing sales and trading technology solutions.

Sassan’s focus and mission is to facilitate change across the industry, by enabling collaboration amongst different stakeholders, primarily working with broker-dealers but also with execution venues, large asset managers and quant-based hedge funds. More recently, Sassan has been involved in bringing greater transparency and efficiency into the fixed income OTC markets by facilitating collaboration between the broker-dealer community and the expected Swap Execution Facilities to define industry best practices using the FIX Protocol for trading OTC swaps.

 
 
 
 

Mark Davies, General Manager, Avox Ltd

In January 2013 Mark took over as General Manager of Avox Ltd. Avox is a specialist provider of legal entity data validation services and products, and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Mark joined DTCC in January 2012 to help develop the global LEI solution, focussing on LEI outreach within Europe and development of the CICI Utility platform. He also participates in the FSB Industry advisory group for LEI.

Prior to this Mark worked for The Royal Bank of Scotland where he managed data for Group Risk and the legal entity data solution for the group. During this time Mark was an active industry participant in the growing LEI debate and a member of the GFMA’s global LEI steering committee. Between 2000 and his move to RBS in 2007, Mark managed the entity reference data team for Barclays Capital.

 

 

 

Graham Dick, Head of Sales & CRM, Aquis Exchange

Graham Dick is Head of Sales & CRM at Aquis Exchange and is a very experienced equities practitioner. He is charge of the team that manages the direct relationship between Aquis Exchange and its Members. He held a similar role at Chi-X Europe for 6 years and prior to that had senior roles at UBS and Credit Lyonnais. He is a fluent French speaker.

 

 

 

 

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Lynn Strongin Dodds, Editor, Best Execution

 

 

 

 

 

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Ian Firth, Buy-side Consultant and Former Head of Dealing at AVIVA 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gabriele Frediani, Head of Markets, MTS
 
Gabriele Frediani is Head of Markets, MTS. He is responsible for the growth of both the interdealer and B2C markets and the development of the Repo, Cash and BondVision businesses across Europe.
 
Gabriele has extensive financial services experience, having worked as Managing Director at interdealer-broker Dawnay Day, followed by nine years as consultant of Business Development for Eurex Bonds and Eurex Repos.

 

 

 

 

Anders Furuhed, CTO, Head of Development, Co-Founder, Pantor Engineering AB

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Huw Gronow, Director, Equities Trading, Principal Global Investors

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 
 
Rebecca Healey, Senior Analyst, TABB Group
 
Rebecca joined TABB Group in March 2011, bringing more than 15 years’ experience in e-trading and financial services. She has held various positions in sales and trading positions with Bankers Trust, Goldman Sachs and, most recently, Credit Suisse, where as vice president she was instrumental in launching the AES product to hedge funds from its inception in 2002 until 2008. Prior to the AES launch, she was the first electronic trader at Credit Suisse to be registered for all electronic European Cash Equity Markets and covered sales trading into Asia and Europe from 1997 to 2000.

More recently, based in the Middle East from 2008 to 2010, Rebecca was employed by the British Embassy in Bahrain where she successfully launched the UK Government’s Financial Services strategy and set up the Bahrain Financial Services roundtable that remains a key source of information for the UK Government today, especially in relation to Islamic Finance. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University College London, majoring in Spanish and Latin American history and politics.

 

 
Mark Hemsley, Chief Executive Officer, BATS Chi-X Europe
 
Under his leadership, BATS Chi-X Europe became a Recognised Investment Exchange (RIE) in May 2013, strengthening the company’s European leadership position in market structure, technology and innovation.
 
BATS Global Markets acquired Chi-X Europe in November 2011 and appointed Mr. Hemsley as CEO of the combined BATS Chi-X Europe organisation. In the span of five months, he and his team launched the first full interoperable clearing service offered by a trading venue and successfully integrated the BATS Europe and Chi-X Europe MTFs, capped by the seamless move of Chi-X Europe’s trading books to BATS’ technology platform.
 
During his tenure at BATS, Mr. Hemsley and his team have received numerous awards, including the Financial News Trading & Technology Awards Honour for Best Stock Exchange or MTF. Mr. Hemsley has been named to the “FN 100 Most Influential” list, which recognizes key financial executives impacting European financial markets, every year since 2009. He also contributes his market structure expertise as a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Secondary Markets Standing Committee providing consultation on the impact of market structure changes and ESMA policy development.
 
Before joining BATS, Mr. Hemsley was managing director and chief information officer at LIFFE, running its Market Solutions group. At LIFFE from 2001-2004, he won major contracts with top exchanges and transformed the technology organization to capture greater revenue from its exchange businesses. A LIFFE board member, he was also heavily involved in the sale of LIFFE to Euronext, the predecessor company to NYSE Euronext.
 
Previously, Mr. Hemsley was a managing director of global technology - serving as chief operating officer and a CIO - during his tenure at Deutsche Bank GCI, the investment bank. His previous positions included time as a vice president at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was global head of foreign exchange technology, and a stint as CIO at Natwest Capital Market.
 
 

John Hogg, Director, Trade Operations for EMEA and APAC, BlackRock

John Hogg, Director, is a member of BlackRock’s Investment Operations Group with responsibility for Trade Operations in EMEA and Asia Pacific. Mr Hogg’s service with the firm dates back to 2010.Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr Hogg held various management positions at Citi and BNP Paribas and has over 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry from investment management operations to custody and outsourcing. He began his career with Standard Life Investments in 1972.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Neil Joseph, Co-Chair EMEA Regional Committee, FIX Trading Community, Vice President, Senior Trader, JP Morgan Asset Management European Trading Desk.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Johnson, Head of Product Management, Market Data Services, HSBC Securities Services

Chris joined HSBC Securities Services in 2006 and is the Head of Product Management, Market Data Services. Chris was previously at Threadneedle Investments where he was Head of Investment Information Services. Before then he was a Director at UBS. Chris started work in the city with Laurie, Milbank stockbrokers, in their futures and options operations team, continuing with Chase Manhattan for a further ten years, culminating in three years as head of the equity derivatives middle office. He also headed OTC derivative client valuations at Bankers Trust. Chris is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

 

 

 

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Tom Jordan, Founder & CEO, Jordan & Jordan

Tom Jordan is President and CEO of Jordan & Jordan. Previously Tom was Managing Director at Knight-Ridder, Chairman of Monchik-Weber and held various software development and marketing management positions at IBM.  Prior to his business career, Tom served as an officer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the First Cavalry Division and the 1st Infantry Division.

Tom was recognized by FISD in 2013 with their Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the Co-Founder and Advisory Chair of the Financial Information Forum (FIF), and a member of the Advisory Committee of Real Time Trade Matching (RTTM), Consolidated Tape Association (CTA) and Unlisted Trading Privileges (UTP) plans. He is a member of the Board of Regents of St. Peter's College and The Board of Directors of the Knights of Saint Patrick. Tom holds a BS degree in Mathematics from Saint Peter's College and a MS in Industrial Administration from Union College

 

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Jim Kaye, Director & Global Steering Committee Co-Chair, FIX Trading Community, Product Development Manager for European 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, Co-Chair Global Technical Commitee, Co-Chair Global Exchanges & Markets Committee, FIX Trading Community, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Börse AG

Hanno Klein is Senior Project Manager at Deutsche Börse Systems, a Deutsche Börse Group Company 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 Fix Trading Community Exchanges/ECN Working Group (EEWG) which was elevated to the Fix Trading Community  Global Exchanges and Markets Committee (GExMC) in September 2007 and co-chaired by him since then. He is co-chair of the Fix Trading Community  Global Technical Committee (GTC) since July 2010 and a member of the Fix Trading Community  Global Steering Committee (GSC).The GExMC seeks 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.

 


Stéphane Malrait, Managing Director and Global Head of FIC E-Commerce, Societe Generale.

Based in London, Stéphane joined Societe Generale in August 2007 to lead the bank e-commerce initiatives across Credit, Rates, Money Market, Emerging Markets and Foreign Exchange products and to develop on the FIC Group’s cross-asset ecommerce strategy. Previously, Stéphane has worked at JPMorgan Chase for ten years based in New-York and London, working in different roles in Global FX E-Commerce Business Management and cross asset eCommerce technology. Stephane is also a board member for several eTrading market initiatives and market associations. In October 2010 Stephane was nominated president of the ACI FX committee.

 

 

 

 

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Serge Marston, Managing Director of eCommerce Sales, Deutsche Bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

Richard Metcalfe, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Institutional and Capital Markets


Richard is Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Association, with responsibility specifically for its work on institutional and capital markets. This work entails engagement at EU and international level, as well as on UK legislative and regulatory initiatives. In this role, he works closely with other IMA Directors, particularly in the Public Policy area and Risk, Compliance & Legal. He also has oversight of IMA work on Corporate Reporting & Governance.

 A graduate of Oxford University in Russian and Spanish, Richard worked for 12 years in journalism (specialising in derivatives and risk management), with an interlude in a communications role at SWIFT in Brussels. Before joining the IMA in September 2013, he worked for 14 years at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) in London, overseeing European regulatory matters and acting as regional Deputy Head. 

 

 

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Jim Northey, Americas Chair, Global Technical Committee, FIX Trading Community, Co-Founder, The LaSalle Technology Group, LLC

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

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

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

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

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Tom O'Brien, Head of International Sales, Moscow Exchange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virginie O’Shea, Senior Analyst, Aite Group

Covering data management and post-trade technology. She brings more than nine years of experience in tracking financial technology developments in the capital markets sector, with a particular focus on regulatory developments and standards.

Ms. O’Shea has spoken at industry conferences including Sibos, TradeTech, FISD events, and ISIPS, and is the chair of the Clearing and Settlement Working Group’s standards subgroup.Most recently, Ms. O’Shea was managing editor of A-Team Group’s flagship publication, A-Team Insight, where she covered financial technology from the front to back office, including trading technology, market data, low latency, risk management, regulatory impacts on IT, and reference data. During her time at A-Team, she was heavily involved in planning A-Team Group’s risk and data management events and creating multimedia offerings, including podcasts, webinars, and video interviews. Prior to her appointment at A-Team, Ms. O’Shea was group editor of Investor Services Journal and Alternatives magazine, focused on the asset servicing and buy-side communities. Before that, she was editor of STP Magazine and online service stpzone.com, where she focused on financial technology in the capital markets. Ms. O’Shea holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh.
 

 

 

Michele Patron, Co-Chair EMEA Investment Management Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Senior Quantitative Trader, AllianceBernstein

Michele Patron is Senior Quantitative Trader at AllianceBernstein, focusing on European and Asian equity trading strategies and microstructure aspects. Before joining AllianceBernstein in 2010 he was an Equity Trader at Barclays Global Investors (now BlackRock), where he researched and traded short/mid horizon market neutral strategies. Prior roles included Senior Quant Trader at Buhl Asset Management and Volatility Trader at CQS Management. Michele holds a BSc in Economics from the University “Ca’ Foscari” in Venice and a MSc in Economics and Finance from Venice International University. Since September 2012, he is co-chair of the Fix Trading Community  Investment Management Working Group, which aims to provide a forum where the real business issues and opportunities facing the investment management community can be openly discussed amongst peers.

 

 

 

 

David Pearson, Co-Chair Global Post-Trade Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Strategic Business Architect, Fidessa

David has worked in the software industry for financial markets for over 20 years, as a project manager, business analyst and solutions architect. David’s current Strategic Business Architect role cuts across buy-side and sell-side allowing him to understand the full life-cycle of pre and post trade investment, allowing him to provide innovation in the restructuring of business flows in the industry. Previous roles include Head of New Business Marketing of the Fidessa hosted services which currently has over 130 clients in EMEA and 300+ globally.

 

 

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Anish Puaar, Trading and Technology Reporter, eFinancial news

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daniel Riches, Head of Equities Dealing, M&G

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Schwieger, Head of Equity Markets, London Stock Exchange

Brian Schwieger joined London Stock Exchange Group in August 2013 as the Head of Equity markets for London Stock Exchange. Reporting into the Capital Markets group, he is responsible for the secondary markets business for equities in the UK. As a senior manager in the Capital Markets group, Brian is also involved with LSEG’s strategy across all products and other asset classes.


Brian joined the LSE from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was a Managing Director and Head of European Electronic Sales and Consulting at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He joined Merrill Lynch in 2005 as Head of Electronic Salestrading, before moving on to Head of Algorithmic Trading products, which included the introduction of Smart Order Routing in late 2007. In his last assignment, Brian was also responsible for the Research Sales and Salestrading for BAML's smaller and mid sized accounts, making good use of electronic communication, distribution and trading.

Immediately before joining Merrill Lynch, Brian was at Morgan Stanley where he started as a UK trader and market maker, progressing to European portfolio trading and finally sales and marketing for their Algorithmic Trading platform.Brian's prior experience included trading in Propane, Butane and oil and gas futures, including the introduction of the first Propane and Butane CFD contracts in Europe. He has a BSc (Econ) from London School of Economics and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.

 

 Carl Sells , Head of European Fixed Income Trading, AllianceBernstein Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Semark, Equity Execution Client Relationships, CEO of UBS MTF

He works with clients to ensure they receive the best of UBS execution services, technology and liquidity. As CEO of UBS MTF his responsibility is to provide a high quality liquidity pool to improve clients' execution quality as well as that of the other members.

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Murray Stolworthy, Regional Head TCS Equity Operations and Head of Market Infrastructure, Barclays 

Murray has been at Barclays for nearly 4 years, where he most recently ran Cash Equities Middle Office in EMEA.  This involved building out the equity franchise in EMEA after the Lehman Brothers acquisition.  He transitioned into running Market Infrastructure and Strategy as well as Client Operations across Equities, Equity Derivatives and Investor Solutions in April 2013.  Prior to Barclays, Murray spent 10 years at ING Bank in a variety of different roles spanning Client Onboarding, Client Services and Trade and Sales Support.

 

 

 

 

 

Neo Tsangarides, Emerging Markets Electronic Execution, Citi

Neo Tsangarides works in the Electronic Execution team having joined from the Emerging Markets Sales Trading desk in early 2013. He has worked at Citi since 2010. Prior to joining Citi, Neo worked in Financials Equity and Credit Research. He is a CFA Charter holder.

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Tyfield, Partner, Vedder Price

Sam Tyfield is a Partner and a member of the firm’s Finance and Transactions team. Mr. Tyfield’s broad range of financial services experience includes a focus on acting for a large number of proprietary trading firms and alternative investment asset managers, particularly those in the high-frequency trading space, advising them on a variety of business concerns.

His experience also includes advising on numerous mergers and acquisitions, and serving as private equity and venture capital counsel in relation to European and international transactions. Specifically, he has participated in several significant M&A transactions in the Russian market, including the acquisition of the insurer NASTA by Société Générale.

Mr. Tyfield has been recognized by Legal 500 for his financial services work and praised for his “unique perspective on new regulations.”

Additionally, he was named a European Legal Expert in the Legal Business directory for Private Equity, Corporate and M&A (2009) and Investment Funds (2012). Mr. Tyfield has had numerous articles published on topics relating to hedge funds and asset managers, and he is a frequent speaker at seminars and events. He routinely provides updates on upcoming and relevant regulation, policies and procedures to industry organizations.


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Terri Van Praagh,Senior Vice President, Head of Investment Operations Outsourcing EMEA, Northern Trust

Terri is a Senior Vice President at the Northern Trust Company and is Head of Investment Operations Outsourcing for its Global Fund Services business in EMEA. Her team is responsible for Transaction Monitoring and Settlement, Reconciliations, Transitions, Client Servicing, Data Governance, Client Valuations and Investment Reporting.
Prior to Northern Trust, Terri was at Baring Asset Management for 12 years where her role as Head of Market Activities incorporated responsibilities for Barings’ post execution market-facing activity and asset servicing across the global business including Commission Sharing Arrangements, Counterparty Control functions and Regulatory Reporting.

Terri has represented the buy-side at a number of industry groups, holding the position of chair and vice chair of ISITC Europe. She assisted the European Commission’s CESAME2 working group on the Harmonisation of Settlement Cycles, leading to a recommendation in the reduction of settlement cycles to T+2. She is currently a member of the Omgeo EMEA Advisory Board, ISITC Europe Advisory Board and of the Investment Management Association’s Investment Operations group.Terri has previously held positions within Foreign Exchange at Standard Chartered Bank and held various management roles in both Fixed Income and Equities at Lehman Brothers International.

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Gary Wright, CEO, B.I.S.S. Research

Gary has been in the finance industry since 1969, holding senior positions within several major financial institutions. Prior to founding B.I.S.S. Research & TLC Certification creating the unique B.I.S.S. Accreditation and TLC Certifications, which independently benchmark and test international Fintech, Gary worked for a number of leading suppliers, enabling him to appreciate the problems of procurement. Gary is highly sought after for his views and advice on the impacts on business and operations of market and regulatory changes. He has been involved in many industry committees including setting the CISI Operations Management exam papers and has been a guest lecturer at Reading University and at the ICMA. Gary has run a number of industry workshops, training sessions and roundtables and chaired, moderated many conferences. His blogs, articles, whitepapers and reports are published world-wide and he is an accomplished speaker and commentator on the many changes in the financial services market place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead Sponsors:

 

Banca imi

Banca IMI is part of Intesa Sanpaolo group and operates in the areas of Investment Banking, Capital Markets and Structured Finance on the main domestic and international markets thanks to its offices in Milan and London and its subsidiary in New York.

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

 

BT

The BT Radianz Cloud is the leading connectivity service for financial firms. Supporting many 1000's customer locations globally, the BT Radianz platform provides access to more than 400 of the world’s leading financial content and service providers including exchanges, banks, broker-dealers, central counterparties, and central securities depositories.

The fully-managed BT Radianz service consolidates all of a firm’s connectivity onto a single connection, ensuring secure, reliable access to trading partners and services. BT Radianz connectivity is fully-redundant and carries a Service Level Agreement (SLA) that ensures 100% availability.

BT Radianz Ultra provides low-latency connectivity with sub-millisecond round-trip delays to select execution venues. BT Radianz Proximity combines connectivity with fully-managed hosting facilities, and BT Radianz Venue Interconnect extends low-latency connectivity to execution venues around the world.

The BT Radianz Cloud also supports post-trade services, where security and reliability are paramount, and BT Radianz Messaging ensures secure, reliable, tamper-proof and non-repudiable message delivery.

 

CME Group logo

As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) 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, our trading facilities in the US and through CME Direct, our front-end trading system. CME Clearing, an industry-leading central counterparty clearing provider, offers clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives. CME Clearing Europe, a London-based clearing house, provides a single, integrated platform for a broad range of OTC commodity derivatives in a European regulatory framework. 

Credit Suisse

 

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

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

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

 

 

NASDAQ

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 24 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.999% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Learn more: www.nasdaqomx.com, http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ.

 

Combined Sponsors and Exhibitors:
 

Dealhub logo

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

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

 

Fidessa - Lime green

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

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

        

Fix NetixFixnetix was founded in London in 2006 with the goal of pioneering the best in low latency technologies to provide the most secure, fast and deterministic trading and data solutions to market participants.

Fixnetix provides front-office managed services to leading global banks, hedge funds and proprietary trading houses in all main financial centers, providing Ultra-low latency risk management, trading Infrastructure & FIX as-a-Service solutions. Operating as a Vendor of Record (VoR), Network Service Provider (NSP) and an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) globally, Fixnetix has used its position to develop and deploy award winning software and hardware based Execution Management Systems known as iX-EMS (s/w) and iX-eCute (h/w). iX-eCute is available to view on stand B9 and is, what Fixnetix believe (based on customer feedback), the world’s fastest FIX engine in production today.

 

Hatstand logo

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

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

 

London Stock E

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

LSEG operates CC&G, the Rome headquartered CCP and Monte Titoli, the European settlement business. The Group is also a majority owner of global CCP, LCH.Clearnet.The Group offers real-time and reference data products, including Sedol, UnaVista, Proquote and RNS. FTSE calculates unique indices that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 80 countries.

London Stock Exchange Group is also a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software. In addition to the Group’s own markets, over 30 other organisations and exchanges around the world use the Group’s MillenniumIT trading, surveillance and post trade technology.Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy, France, North America and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 2,800 people.

 

 

Fix NetixNICE Actimize is the largest and broadest provider of financial crime, risk and compliance solutions for regional and global financial institutions, as well as government regulators. Consistently ranked as number one in the space, NICE Actimize experts apply innovative technology to protect institutions and safeguard consumers and investors assets by identifying financial crime, preventing fraud and providing regulatory compliance. The company provides real-time, cross-channel fraud prevention, anti-money laundering detection, and trading surveillance solutions that address such concerns as payment fraud, cybercrime, sanctions monitoring, market abuse, customer due diligence and insider trading. Find us at www.nice.com/actimize, @NICE_Actimize or NASDAQ:NICE.

 

 

OTAS is a cloud based platform that provides you pre-trade and intraday analytics on 8000+ stocks worldwide. It alerts you to hidden risks and opportunity in your portfolio or your watch list which you would normally find concealed in market data.  OTAS separates the signal from the noise.The information is presented in a format designed for market professionals working under pressure in difficult markets.Important information can be concealed in events, insider transactions, short interest, options, valuation, technical’s, news flow, credit and analyst revisions. OTAS extracts and highlights all this information to you. OTAS can be fully integrated to your OMS, PMS or EMS.OTAS Technologies is the preferred decision support partner to the world’s largest global institutions. For more information on how you can improve productivity and performance please visit www.otastech.com

 

SunGard

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

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

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

 

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Telstra Global is a leading supplier of managed network services and international data, voice and satellite services. It is a division of the leading Australia-based, tier 1 telecommunications and media services company, Telstra Corporation Limited, and owns one of the most technologically advanced IP backbone networks in the world.Telstra provides global telecommunications services and solutions and is an expert in bringing the advantages of customer centric managed network solutions to the business community. Together with its offshore subsidiaries and international investments, Telstra serves many the world's top companies, spanning Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Telstra Global is ideally suited to provide your IT solutions, with its experience and expertise; security and reliability; trust and financial strength.Telstra operates award-winning networks which are amongst the largest in Asia Pacific. We have operating licences and landing rights in most major Asian markets, the US and EMEA, facilitating access to over 1,900 PoPs in 230 countries and territories.

 

 

Thomson RThomson 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. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. Thomson Reuters, 3 Times Square, New York, NY 10036.Tel: +1 646.223.4000. Send us a sales enquiry at: financial.thomsonreuters.com/sales Read more about our products at:financial.thomsonreuters.com Find out how to contact your local office: financial.thomsonreuters.com/locations Access customer service at:financial.thomsonreuters.com/customers  

 

 

Trading Screen

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

 

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Traiana Inc. (www.traiana.com) provides global banks, broker/dealers, buy-side firms and e-trading platforms with solutions to automate post trade processing of financial transactions. Traiana's post-trade solutions and the Harmony Network are used by over 500 of the world's leading financial market participants and have become the market standard for post-trade processing of foreign exchange, exchange traded derivative, synthetic and cash equity transactions.  With one connection to the Harmony Network, firms are connected to all of their trading relationships - significantly reducing the risk and complexity of these relationships, increasing operational efficiency and improving client service.   Built to minimize the number of touches required to fully process post-trade workflow end-to-end, Harmony provides complete real-time automation of the processing workflow. This ensures that any trade breaks between counterparties can be identified and corrected immediately, significantly reducing operational risk.  Traiana, an ICAP company, is headquartered in New York City with offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. 

 

TMX

Ullink is a global provider of trading software and services specializing in high touch and low touch trading solutions for buy-side and sell-side market participants. For over twelve 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, and Sydney.  Please contact sales@ullink.com for more information or visit www.ullink.com.

 

Winterflood

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

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

 
Exhibitors:
 
 

Alpha Omega

Founded by prominent industry veterans, Alpha Omega provides innovative technology to make the post-trade process more efficient and cost-effective for the investment management industry. With over five decades of experience in portfolio management, trading and post-trade processes, Alpha Omega is uniquely positioned to bring advanced FIX based technology to asset managers and broker/dealers. The company’s flagship product, FIXAffirm™, directly connects counterparties to deliver fully automated allocation, confirmation and affirmation of trades for equities and fixed income securities. For more information, please visit www.ao-fs.com.

 

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BATS Chi-X Europe, which became a Recognised Investment Exchange (RIE) in May 2013, is the largest European equities exchange by market share and value traded. Based in London, BATS Chi-X Europe drives competition and innovation in European equities markets, supporting trading in more than 3,600 securities across 15 major European markets, over one platform and under one rule book. Its innovative smart order routing service, provided through its FCA authorised broker subsidiary, allows cost-effective access to 13 primary exchanges as well as MTFs. BATS Chi-X Europe’s trading participants receive world-class support including real-time monitoring of latency, trading activity, network connectivity and risk management.BATS Chi-X Europe is the brand name of BATS Trading Limited, a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and a subsidiary of BATS Global Markets Inc, a leading operator of securities markets in the U.S. and Europe.

 

Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 319,000 subscribers globally. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 15,500 people in 192 locations around the world.

 

CameronTec

CameronTec Group is the global standard in FIX connectivity incorporating trading technology and professional services that today powers the largest user base among financial institutions.  Uniquely positioned as a software and service provider for enterprise, hosted and managed platforms, our dedicated professional services team ensures optimal integration and deployment performance. Catalys is our flagship offering, underpinned by our market-leading connectivity technology and engineered on the widely acknowledged standard in FIX engines, CameronFIX. 

The Greenline FIX integration, testing and management solutions, comprising VeriFIX®, CertiFIX®, MagniFIX®, MetriFIX® and Exchange Central, build out our offering to provide end-to-end global connectivity solutions for any electronic trading environment using or migrating to FIX and proprietary protocols. Catalys Market Access offers FIX-powered gateways to more than 60 equity, derivative and FX markets across the globe, as a locally deployed or managed, hosted service.  Our solutions are tested and trusted by the world’s best firms in over 50 countries, on all five continents, that represent the broadest cross section of tier 1 and 2 investment banks, brokers, fund managers, exchanges, regulators, and the ISV community.www.camerontecgroup.com

 

Deutsche BoerseDeutsche Börse is one of the world’s leading data and technology service providers for the securities industry with a product and service offering for issuers, investors, intermediaries and data vendors. The Group covers the entire value chain from trading, through clearing, to settlement and securities custody. Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services encompasses the Group’s extensive market data offering and external technology and connectivity services. The product and service range includes real-time and historical data from the Group's trading venues Eurex and Xetra as well as from cooperation partners.  Market Data + Service’s offering also includes Software as a Service (SaaS), Application Service Provisions (ASP), as well as IT hosting and global connectivity solutions. 

Euro CCP

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

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

 

Eze Software

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

Eze Software employs more than 750 people worldwide. It is headquartered in Boston with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, London, New York, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Singapore, Stamford, and Sydney.

Formed in 2013, Eze Software brings together the proven success of the RealTick EMS®, Eze OMS™, and Tradar PMS™ teams. Offering award-winning products and unparalleled customer service, Eze Software Group is committed to providing cutting-edge solutions for your investment needs.For more information, contact sales@ezesoft.com or visit www.ezesoft.com.

 

InfrontInfront is a financial information technology company that provides market data and real-time trading solutions to buy and sell side financial players across Europe. Its flagship product – the Infront platform – was first released in 1998 and has grown to support customers in over 27 countries. 

Infront solutions enable sell-side players to provide their buy-side clients with professional level information terminal functionality and cost-efficient electronic trading with a direct impact on increased trading volumes.  Infront solutions offer unmatched performance, comprehensive trading integration, market data flexibility and straightforward user administration. 

Established in 1998, Infront is an independent, privately owned company with offices in Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm.  With more than 80 employees and ownership of News Agency Direkt in Sweden, Infront has an established presence in the Nordic market, and is a growing international player. 

For more information, visit goinfront.com.

 
 
LiquidMetrix
IFS LiquidMetrix is based in London, and are experts in financial market data research and execution quality analysis. IFS developed the LiquidMetrix suite of services focussed on execution quality assessment, transaction cost analysis and pre-trade cost prediction across increasingly fragmented global equity markets.The product Suite has recently been extended to include detection and alerting on patterns of market abuse to meet the MAD, MiFIR and ESMA guidelines.
 
The IFS LiquidMetrix Pre and Post-Trade Analysis services provide the sophisticated analytics required for performance measurement, and are made possible through our suite of proprietary tools for optimal storage and retrieval of trades, and full depth order book data from multi-terabyte databases of equity venue data. The TCA methods we’ve developed are uniquely suited to reflect modern multi-venue trading realities and, among other features, include the modelling of venue latency effects allowing for realistic performance analysis on both algorithmic and Smart Order Routed trade flows.
 
The LiquidMetrix products allow brokers as well as trading firms to monitor and compare the performance of their order routing technology / algorithms / broker DMAs, and to make informed decisions on achieving the best possible prices by taking full advantage of the opportunities available.
 

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 1,300 offices in 42 countries.

Morgan Stanley Electronic Trading (MSET) provides a complete spectrum of services from pre-trade analytics and execution to post-trade execution performance analysis and commission management. We offer a comprehensive algorithmic trading suite and various direct market access (DMA) strategies, including our smart order routing technology and our dark liquidity pool aggregator. Whether you are connecting to us via a third-party order management system or using our Morgan Stanley Passport execution management system, our global product offering provides seamless access to trade portfolios, single stocks, ETFs, options, futures, swaps, and foreign exchange. Our team is committed to providing stellar trading solutions for the most demanding specifications.

For more information contact: Morgan Stanley Electronic Trading (MSET), 20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AD, Tel: +44-20-7677-1234, E-mail: mset-eu@morganstanley.com.

 

SIX Swiss ExchangeOrc is the global market leader in trading technology for listed derivatives. Building on our commitment to long term partnerships and technology innovation that delivers results, Orc serves the trading and electronic execution needs of clients worldwide. Leading trading firms, market makers, banks and brokers depend on Orc to provide robust solutions that deliver concrete value, ensuring that they achieve their business goals in the world´s increasingly dynamic and competitive markets. With nearly 200 customer sites in more than 30 countries, access to over 150 trading venues and offices in each of the world’s key financial centers, we offer true global capabilities. Combining our technology and financial industry expertise, including a solid understanding of regulatory issues, Orc also provides expert advice and services that help reduce complexity and cost, while enabling clients to stay focused on value creation in their core business. Orc is owned by Orc Group Holding AB which in turn is owned mainly by Nordic Capital Find VII. www.orc-group.com

 

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

 

TataWith expanding geographical requirements, increasingly demanding users and challenging business targets, your network remains the key enabler for the distribution of information and applications around the business. Yet traditional service providers continue to offer a limited range of capability through MPLS and private circuits. 

Tata Communications is different. With the world's first wholly owned cable network ring, we can provide entry into the world's fastest-growing economic regions. Plus, our innovative Next-generation Ethernet (NGE) network was the first to use 802.1ah Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB) architecture on a global basis and enables low-latency, high reliability connectivity, plus it supports data centre interconnect and virtualization. 

To find out how we can support multiple network topologies in one platform to give the customer control of exactly how and where traffic is carried on their network, please contact findoutmore@tatacommunications.com or visit us at www.tatacommunications.com

 

TMX

TMX AtriumTM provides smarter infrastructure solutions for the world’s financial community.Established in 2006, TMX Atrium (formerly Atrium Network) was acquired in August 2011 by TMX Group and now operates as a unit of TMX Datalinx, its information services division. TMX Atrium is headquartered in Luxembourg with offices in London, New York and Toronto, with a global footprint that extends throughout Europe, USA , Russian and Canada and serves only the financial community. TMX Atrium operates as a venue neutral connectivity and infrastructure provider, offering the capital markets community highly-scalable connectivity between multiple markets and multiple trading venues. TMX Atrium’s simple approach to connectivity ensures that customers connect quickly and easily to their desired trading counter parties, brokers, venues and clearers. For more information, please visit www.tmxatrium.com

 

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

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

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

 

Cocktail Party Sponsor and Exhibitor:

 

ABN AmroABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ABN AMRO Bank N.V., and is one of the world’s leading providers of clearing and financing services for listed derivatives and cash securities, Equities, Fixed Income, OTC products, Warrants, Commodities and FX. With 11 offices globally employing more than 800 staff, ABN AMRO Clearing services clients on 170+ exchanges, MTFs, dark pools and FX liquidity centres and consistently ranks as a top 3 clearer in most time zones with a 10% global market share. ABN AMRO Clearing offers an integrated approach to global transaction processing, financial logistics and risk management and processes over 10 million trades per day. We do not run a proprietary trading book and are focused exclusively on agency clearing. Our Clients are serviced by dedicated support teams, composed of industry professionals having relevant experience in financial markets.

  • Clearing of Equities & Fixed Income, Futures & Options, Energy & Commodities, FX, IRS, CFDs
  • Margin & Leveraged Financing
  • Collateral Optimisation, with in-house developed risk model based on multi asset class correlatio
  • Direct Market Access with Collocation & Proximity hosting services around the world
  • A global FIX connection for execution to the worlds equity and derivatives exchanges

Our Prime Brokerage Services combines our leading global execution, clearing and financing services with award-winning safe-custody, offering fully integrated solutions across asset classes and markets with the highest level of asset protection mechanisms. 

Servicing includes Banks, Broker dealers, Proprietary Trading firms, Institutional investor, Funds, hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, Asset Managers, Market Makers, CTA’s & Investor groups, Corporates and Utilities, Energy traders & Physical Hedgers

www.abnamroclearing.com

Cocktail Party Sponsors:  

A10

 

A10 Networks in a leader in application networking, providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions that help organizations ensure that their data center applications and networks remain highly available, accelerated and secure. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, California, and serves customers globally with offices worldwide. For more information please visit www.a10networks.com/emea

 

Fixflyer With over 170 clients worldwide, including UBS, Barclays, Berenberg Bank, GBM, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan, FIX Flyer develops advanced technology for managing complex, multi–asset, institutional securities trading using highly scalable software and network technologies. FIX Flyer provides Managed FIX services, the Daytona trade monitor, the Ignition regression testing, certification and trade validation tool; Flyer Online OMS; and tools for commission and risk management. The Flyer Engine is the first FIX server designed to manage high volume, ultra low latency trading networks and ECNs, easily scaling to thousands of connections. FIX Flyer hosts and partners with Equinix, the leading global provider of network–neutral data center and interconnection services and Netezza, the world’s leading data warehouse appliance company. FIX Flyer is an IBM Business Partner with real world experience in IBM WebSphere LLM, MQSeries, HS22 blade server hardware, and the Netezza accelerated data storage platform. FIX Flyer has headquarters in New York City with offices in Boston and Hyderabad India. Visit fixflyer.com for company information and to request a free demonstration. Follow us on twitter.com/fixflyer.

Moscow Exchange

Moscow Exchange operates Russia’s largest public trading markets for equity, bonds, derivatives, foreign exchange and money market products as well as Russia’s Central Securities Depository (CSD) and the country’s largest clearing service provider, National Clearing Centre. We provide information services, software solutions and other technology services to the market members.

Moscow Exchange was established in December 2011 as a result of a merger between Russia’s two main exchange groups. The merger brought together MICEX Group, the oldest domestic exchange and operator of the leading securities, foreign exchange and money market platform in Russia, and the RTS Group, at the time the operator of Russia’s leading derivatives market. This combination created a vertically integrated public trading market across most major asset classes. On February 15, 2013 Moscow Exchange completed IPO of its shares. 

Moscow Exchange demonstrated excellent performance in 2013: total trading volume across all markets amounted to RUB 449.3 trillion, representing a 21.5% increase from the combined results of MICEX and RTS in 2012.

 

Wi-Fi and Meeting Area Sponsor:

 

Mark it

Markit is a leading global diversified provider of financial information services.  We provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency.  Our customers include banks, hedge funds, asset managers, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies.  Founded in 2003, we employ over 3,000 people in 11 countries.  For more information, please see www.markit.com 

 

Lanyard Sponsor:

   BAML

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a long-established participant in EMEA with a presence since 1922. With offices in over 30 cities, the company offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Global Markets, Wealth Management and Consumer Card, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise.

 

 Competition Prize Sponsor:

Redi
REDI Holdings (“REDI”) operates the REDIPlus® Execution Management System, a leading global technology platform offered across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific through its wholly owned subsidiary REDI Global Technologies LLC, a registered U.S. broker-dealer and member of FINRA. REDIPlus supports a wide breadth of asset classes, markets and trading strategies offered through its broker network, providing clients with access to a range of financial technology solutions.  To learn more, visit www.redi.com

 

Brand Sponsors:

 

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Aquis Exchange was unveiled in October 2012 and has been established to develop exchange software and operate a pan-European equities trading exchange, subject to regulatory approval. Aquis Exchange is set to revolutionize the European trading landscape by its introduction of subscription pricing and innovative order types. Currently, over 90% of European equity trading in each individual country takes place on two exchanges and the aim of Aquis Exchange is to bring fresh competition into the marketplace to lower the trading costs maintained by the existing duopoly. The Company is led by former Chi-X Europe chief executive Alasdair Haynes.

 

LaSalleLasalletech was founded in 2006 by Jim and Jacob Northey. Lasalletech is focused on delivering expertise in the high tech finance industry while developing products that make deploying large trading systems easier.Lasalletech provides a suite of FIX products that decrease the cost and headaches associated with maintaining FIX services.  These tools automate the processes around testing, monitoring, and onboarding FIX interfaces.  In addition Lasalletech provides consulting services and custom development for the electronic trading industry.Having worked with financial trading markets in the UK, Europe, Australia, South East Asia, Hong Kong, Middle East, North America, Brazil, and Africa, Lasalletech has the expertise and experience to improve trading systems worldwide.

 

KCG 

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

 

NYSENYSE Technologies offers liquidity, infrastructure, and data solutions to the capital markets community.  For 16 years, NYSE Technologies has introduced many of the industry’s most powerful FIX-based trading tools including the flagship FIX products, Appia - a low latency FIX engine with 1,000+ installations - and Marketplace, a FIX community of 1,350 buy- and sell-side participants.  In addition, high quality client and professional services complement the product suite to help deliver a seamless electronic trading experience.  NYSE Technologies prides itself on being the FIX experts and strives to create greater efficiencies and better performance for its clients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Visit the Transport for London website for travel in and around London, including to and from London's main airports. 

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
5 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AV
+44 (0)20 7657 8080

March 06, 2014

March 06, 2014

The GlobalTrading journal is the premier global educational publication for the electronic trading industry and the FIX Protocol's official journal since 2002. Drawn from the industry, GlobalTrading includes buy-side interviews, technical insight, updates on trends and opinions on the big issues. Whether you are looking for case studies, electronic trading strategies, buy-side FIX adoption, algorithmic trading, new FIX-related technologies across asset classes, there is something for everyone.

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

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

 

Automated Trader

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

Best Ex

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

 

 BobsGuidebobsguide, an AFP® company based in London, is the premier financial IT solutions network, connecting financial IT buyers with suppliers. On bobsguide, financial IT suppliers from across the globe interact with IT, treasury and financial professionals and exchange information about robust, practical financial systems and software. As part of the Association for Financial Professionals®’ global network, bobsguide has over 48,000 members and 2,000 vendors and features the latest financial technology news, RSS feeds, jobs and event announcements. www.bobsguide.com

 

Diliger logo

Diliger, the answers lie within. Diliger is the global marketplace and eSourcing portal for investment community.The www.diliger.com portal is developed and maintained by industry SMEs to help investment professionals identify and source FinTech, institutional services and consultants that meet their needs.

Intuitive search functionality matches suppliers against specific requirements by referencing a repository of product and service RFIs. For buyers, this means greater accuracy of results, procurement efficiency and faster time to market. For vendors and market services institutions there has never been such an simple, yet target way of relaying information about products and services into the hands of buyers.

The portal is unique in the market, designed to reduce time, errors and expense in sourcing and help investment institutions keep abreast of innovation, stay competitive, identify new opportunities and adapt to regulatory change and market structure shift.

 

 Financial ITFinancial IT is a cutting edge financial technology magazine. We cover the latest trends and issues in payments & cash management, securities services and trade & supply chain finance, as well as the technology/business solutions and market infrastructures that underpin those businesses. Financial IT is published 4 times a year.

Financial IT – Connect (formerly RFPConnect) is an international online marketplace where technology buyers meet technology sellers. The site provides an Exchange, where technology buyers can access technology sellers across the financial, commercial and public sectors.

The site is open to buyers to post Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Quotations (RFQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Financial IT - Connect contains an accurate and up to date directory of technology vendors, service providers and consultants around the world.Among our primary clients are the leading technology providers and key decision makers from FinTech 100 and Forbes Global 2,000 companies.

For more information please visit www.financialit.net or contact us at +44 (0) 207 148 42 85

 

 FTTR logoThe FT Trading Room is all about one thing: market structures. It’s a dry-sounding phrase but it encompasses one of the most dynamic and important parts of the financial world that is likely to affect banks, brokers, exchanges, clearing houses, settlement systems, asset managers and - let’s not forget - the ordinary investing public for years to come.

Whether you are interested in high-frequency trading, trading technology, the “flash crash”, the Mifid review in Europe, equities fragmentation in Asia, OTC derivatives, clearing, T2S, the Dodd-Frank act and the European Commission’s equivalent reforms, it’s all here on FT Trading Room, a new section of FT.com offering a single source of intelligence for the global community at the heart of all these developments from New York to Mumbai, London to São Paolo.It is supported by the FT’s unmatched global network of correspondents and is edited in London. 

 

The Trade

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


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Please contact Lucy.wicks@fixtrading.org if you have any questions. 
 

Cancellation/Substitution Policy: If you are unable to attend the event after registering you may designate a substitute. Please forward your substitution request to emily.pye@fixtrading.org. No substitutions will be accepted after 28 February 2014. Registration fee is non-refundable.

 

EMEA Trading Conference

Thursday 6th March 2014

Description:

6 March - Old Billingsgate, London

The EMEA Trading Conference has become Europe's largest one day trading event. Now in its sixth 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 2014 conference will bring the European trading community together and will once again offer industry participants:

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

- Significant networking opportunities throughout the day and into the evening

- Separate business and technical streams that generate intelligent debate


Lead Sponsors:

Banca IMI BT logo Credit Suisse

CME Group logo ITG logo NASDAQ


EMEA Trading Conference 2013 Summary

Brief description:

Website:

FIX Trading Community uploaded a document/media item titled Standards interoperability with FIX to the group EMEA Trading Conference 2014 18 March 2014 9:01am
FIX Trading Community uploaded a document/media item titled FIX Trading Community welcome slides to the group EMEA Trading Conference 2014 17 March 2014 11:47am
FIX Trading Community uploaded a document/media item titled High Performance Working Group Update to the group EMEA Trading Conference 2014 17 March 2014 11:36am
FIX Trading Community uploaded a document/media item titled Next generation FIX to the group EMEA Trading Conference 2014 17 March 2014 11:29am
FIX Trading Community uploaded a document/media item titled Updates from the technical subcommittees to the group EMEA Trading Conference 2014 17 March 2014 11:22am