TradeTech Europe 2017

25 - 26 April, 2017

Palais des Congrès de Paris

Contact Us: +44 (0)207 368 9548

 Christoph Hock
Christoph Hock Head, Trading Union Investment
Union Investment, one of Europe’s leading asset managers, Christoph manages trading activities for the entire portfolio including cash equities, listed and OTC derivatives, funds and ETFs and especially for the equity side in currencies and securities lending, with extensive experience in portfolio management and trading.

Main Day 1: Tuesday 25th April 2017

2:10 PM Exclusive Buy Side Head Trader Think Tank – invitation only

Open to 20 Global Heads of Trading from Europe’s top 20 asset managers.

Join this interactive session, air your own industry concerns and together, with our professional independent moderator, brainstorm ways forward in conjunction and collaboration with your peers.

This session is invite-only and Chatham House rules.

Main Day 2: Wednesday 26th April 2017

12:20 PM BUY SIDE-SELL SIDE COLLABORATION: Traders decoded- what is the role of a buy side and sell side trader in 2018?

  • How has the skill set and focus of a buy side trader changed over the last 5 years?
  • What is the role of a sell side electronic trader in today’s market?
  • How has the value of these roles changed and evolved?
  • What is expected to change in the next 5 years and why is this important?

(Limited to 20 professionals, 10 buy side traders, and 10 sell side traders, will discuss in a boardroom format. The session will be moderated by an independent professional and the session in run Chatham House. This is first come, first served session and if you would like to attend, please contact

4:20 PM CLOSING KEYNOTE DEBATE: How to empower the buy side and sell side to better collaborate, create liquidity and drive business impact

  • Is the sell side, still the sell side and the buy side, still the buy side? How are roles evolving and why?
  • What are the buy side now capable of and how can the sell side compliment this?
  • How will collaboration on technology platforms change to ensure flawless trade and execution?
  • What are the current consortia driving change and what have they achieved to date?