TradeTech Europe 2017

25 - 26 April, 2017

Palais des Congrès de Paris

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 Andrew Simpson
Andrew Simpson Head of Post Trade EURONEXT
Andrew is responsible for the cash and derivatives markets clearing strategy. Prior to this he held a number of senior roles including COO at RVS and Head of Business Development at EuroCCP, wholly owned subsidiary of the US based Depository Trust and Clearing Corp (DTCC). Other roles have included interim COO at Swiss Exchange Europe, contract roles for investment banks, MTFs and electronic trading system vendors delivering strategy and change management relating to trading, post-trade and regulation. He was also at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) where he was Head of IT Strategy and Programme Management for the Wholesale Business, focussing on strategy, operational change, the Markets In Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), Transactions Reporting, Trade Reporting and pre/ post trade transparency (inc the development of Dark Pools).


Main Day 1: Tuesday 25th April 2017

8:40 AM Chair's Opening Remarks

9:40 AM ALL STAR PANEL: How are dark pools evolving under MiFID II restrictions and how will dark liquidity play into best execution in 2018?

  • Sourcing liquidity in the dark- what and where are the new opportunities and how can users best access these pools?
  • Developments in crossing networks and SIs- what are their future given increased regulatory pressure around matched principal trading?
  • How are providers demonstrating the mechanics of dark pools and demonstrating robust internal governance processes?
  • How can traders be sure of effective dark pool monitoring, with a focus on operational integrity, best execution, client preferences and unwanted trading activity including market abuse?
  • How are providers doing more to identify and manage conflicts of interest, strengthen policies and procedures for escalation and oversight?

11:20 AM ALL STAR PANEL: Is block trading the new normal and what are the products battling for success under MiFID II?

  • When are block trade appropriates compared to other trades and how can they be optimised for execution?
  • How can you structure your trading desk to source the best blocks and execute effectively?
  • What is the resistance from the broker community in trading blocks and how can more traders change mind sets and improve attitudes towards block trading?
  • What are the initiatives to drive improvements in broker IOIs and codes to distinguish between them and how will this impact buy side choice?

4:50 PM FIRE SIDE CHAT: How to sustain a high pace of innovation in systematic trading strategies?

  • Product innovation: how electronic markets are opening new areas to systematic strategies
  • Method innovation: how machine learning and artificial intelligence is effecting systematic trading
  • Data innovation: how new data can drive new strategy and risk innovation
  • People innovation: how people from outside the industry can change how we think about problems

5:10 PM CLOSING KEYNOTE DEBATE: Redefining the future- how is more powerful analysis creating a smarter and more connected equity trading market?

  • Who are the winners in leveraging data-driven strategies to innovate, compete, and capture value from deep and up-to-real-time information?
  • How does machine learning play into this and help make smarter trading decisions and improved trade performance?
  • Understanding how Project Symphony is playing into this market and helping share content and data internally?
  • How is security addressed with data sharing limitations and regulations?
  • How are new technology breakthroughs affecting the way we do business from the desk through to collaboration of the various market players?