TradeTech Europe 2017

25 - 26 April, 2017

Palais des Congrès de Paris

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 John Greenan
John Greenan Chief Executive Officer Alignment Systems
John is a creative technology disruptor, strategist, business analyst, developer and manager. He works with multiple asset classes (fx, fixed income, equities, futures, options, money markets) building out electronic trading and the necessary workflow and business process changes. He specializes in digital transformation, fixed income trading, strategy for trading systems/processes, market microstructure, OMS & EMS integration, ecosystem integration, connectivity, project management, business analysis, real-time systems and vendor relationship management.


Main Day 1: Tuesday 25th April 2017

2:10 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Real-time trade analysis - how to create a work flow using pre, intra and post trade analysis to make improved trading decisions

  • What are the current developments in in-trade trade analysis and how can this demonstrate impact on venues?
  • Evaluating current buy side efforts to identify relevant data sets
  • What are the current efforts in data visualisation that help you understand the relevant data?
  • What are the current regulatory requirements for time stamping of data, effective order handling and good governance of the process- practical examples of what is needed

Main Day 2: Wednesday 26th April 2017

9:00 AM Chair’s Opening Remarks

11:05 AM KEYNOTE DISCUSSION PANEL: How will the shift in research payments impact front office operations and execution strategies?

  • How are brokers pricing and valuing research and how can buy side best prepare for this?
  • How is this research being consumed, evaluated and ranked by the buy side? What are the top considerations for setting research budgets and how can you ensure this is compliant?
  • With research quality now being questioned, will there be a flurry of research-only houses? Will this impact current broker numbers on the buy side books and how will this impact execution choice?
  • What are the benefits of moving from CSAs to RPAs and why is this is necessary in light of MiFID II? What role does the trading desk have in this decision given a shift in responsibilities?

12:20 PM FIRE SIDE CHAT: Behavioural bias – how does the psychology of trading change in times of uncertainty?

  • What happens to behavior as paradigms shift?
  • What happens to people when they are increasingly restricted, but there is the constant need for innovation?
  • How can understanding human behaviour help us make better investment decisions?
  • How far are we from developing behavioural models that feed into best execution monitoring?




12:40 PM FIRE SIDE CHAT: Talent management and desk restructuring- how to design a trading desk in line with next-generation trading

  • How are traditional trading responsibilities changing given MiFID II?
  • How can you empower both trading and investment functions to improve workflow efficiency across trading and portfolio management?
  • When are specialist traders preferable over generalist trader?
  • Outsourcing vs internal training-what strategy is needed for developing the best team?
  • What other departments and functions are emerging due to changing regulation and improved data analysis?
  • Skill sets of the future-what are the requirements of both traders and portfolio managers to successfully thrive in a liquidity-poor market?

2:40 PM BUY SIDE DISCUSSION PANEL: How is automated workflow driving trading efficiency and improving desk intelligence?

  • When is automation best and what are the aspects of order flow that can be automated?
  • How can effective pre and post trade analysis help develop mathematical models that predict the impact of your trade? What does this look like automated?
  • What is the right balance of automation and human trading?
  • Telephony development- how integrated is Symphony in the market and are there other disruptors entering the market to help with desk communication?