TradeTech Europe 2017

25 - 26 April, 2017

Palais des Congrès de Paris

Contact Us: +44 (0)207 368 9548

 Ralston Roberts
Ralston Roberts Co-Head, Electronic Trading, EMEA Goldman Sachs
Ralston joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2015, having previously been chief operations officer of SunGard’s brokerage business, responsible for SunGard’s real-time market data business, MarketMap and the SunGard Global Network. He helped shape the strategic direction of SunGard’s trading business in the United States, exploring integration opportunities across product lines and defining new product offerings. Ralston is knowledgeable in the areas of equities trading technology and the corresponding trading strategies that leverage product advances.


Main Day 1: Tuesday 25th April 2017

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?