Past Speakers (2018)

Tim Miller
Equity Trader
Fidelity International
Sir Christopher Meyer
Former British Ambassador to the United States, former Ambassador to Germany and BBC Broadcaster
Sir Christopher Meyer was 37 years in the British Diplomatic Service, with postings to Moscow (twice) and the EU before ending up as Ambassador to Germany and then to the United States. He spent almost 6 years in Washington under the George W. Bush and Bill Clinton presidencies, the longest serving Ambassador there since the Second World War. His term of office (1997-2003) included 9/11 and the preparations for the invasion of Iraq. After retiring in 2003, he was Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission for 6 years. He has run his own consultancy, published three books, and made several documentaries for television and radio. He is now Chairman of Pagefield Communications and a director of the Arbuthnot Banking Group. He is a regular commentator on international affairs and is writing a novel. He is married to (Lady) Catherine Meyer CBE, the founder of Action Against Abduction, and they have four sons between them.
Robert Ophèle
Graduated from the ESSEC business school Robert Ophèle joins the Banque de France in 1981 where he will make the largest part of his professional career in banking supervision, in developing and implementing monetary policy and in financial management of the bank. Following a secondment to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he took up the position of Director of the Management Control and Budget Directorate, then was appointed Deputy Director General Economics and International Relations, before being promoted Director General Operations. He held the position of Second Deputy Governor of the Banque de France from January 2012 until July 2017; in this role he became a member of the Supervisory Board for the European Central Bank. On 1st August 2017 he was appointed Chairman of the Autorité des marchés financiers.
Francis Gross
Senior Advisor
European Central Bank
Tom Springbett
Manager, Trading Venues Policy
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Tom is responsible for the FCA's domestic and international policies regarding exchanges, multilateral trading facilities and organised trading facilities, as well as elements of OTC trading (including the MiFID regimes for pre- and post-trade transparency and systematic internalisers). He has previously worked at HM Treasury on various European and financial services policy issues and at the European Commission as an economist, focusing on UK growth and fiscal issues. Whilst at the Commission, Tom co-edited a book on the causes and consequences of the financial crisis in the UK.
Seth Merrin
CEO and Founder
Seth Merrin is an entrepreneur, global business leader and philanthropist who has reinvented how Wall Street can work for good and use technology to make the markets safer and more efficient for investors. As founder and CEO of Liquidnet, Seth has built a different kind of financial services company that is dedicated to rewiring the asset management industry by eradicating market inefficiency, driving investment performance and enabling the efficient flow of investable assets around the world. As the global institutional trading network, Liquidnet connects more than 700 of the world’s leading asset managers to large-scale equity trading opportunities in 43 equity markets across five continents. Today, asset managers rely on Liquidnet to help them protect the performance of their portfolios by allowing them to trade more efficiently benefitting the millions of people who invest in mutual, managed, retirement, or other equity investment funds. Liquidnet continues to be recognized for the value it delivers—best execution, superior liquidity, and protection for large orders—with dozens of accolades and awards including being named the #1 Broker in the World by Abel/Noser two years in a row. Seth’s broader vision to create an efficient flow of capital and open up new investment destinations around the world led to a partnership with the Milken Institute. In 2013, Seth was named Chairman of the Milken’s Institute’s Access to Global Capital Initiative, developed in partnership with Liquidnet, which brings together leading multinational firms and foreign governments in developing and emerging markets committed to implementing best-practices that enable economic growth. Recently, the Access to Global Capital Initiative announced a partnership with the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative in order to enhance governance, increase transparency and foster growth. Seth continues to be recognized for his contribution to improving financial markets. Seth was named as the “Innovator of the Decade” by Advanced Trading, an honor he has received two decades in a row, and was included in Treasury & Risk’s “100 Most Influential People in Finance” list. Seth also continues to be ranked in Institutional Investor’s “Tech 50” and has been named as Ernst & Young's “Entrepreneur of the Year Metro New York in Financial Services.” Today, Seth is a sought-after thought leader on market structure and management and is invited to speak regularly with regulators around the world and the industry at prestigious events including: the World Exchange Congress, Federation of European Securities Exchanges and the Milken Institute Global Conference. Seth’s ability to anticipate and meet the needs of investors is supported by the unique culture he has built at Liquidnet - one that is focused on the sharing of knowledge and the pursuit of innovation. This extends to the pursuit of a better world. Through Liquidnet for Good the company is helping to define a new vision for how progressive companies can re-imagine the total impact they can have on communities, the world, and ways to improve society. This approach is designed to harness the full spectrum of the company’s resources to create value beyond financial return. Liquidnet’s signature project with the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) in Rwanda represents Seth’s vision for how companies and their employees can solve problems outside the walls of their own businesses. Prior to founding Liquidnet, Seth co-founded VIE Systems Inc., a financial services application integration software company. Seth founded his first company, Merrin Financial, in 1985, launching the industry's first order management, compliance and electronic order routing systems for asset managers. At first embraced only by cutting edge firms, these technologies are now standard on virtually every trading desk in the U.S. ADP acquired Merrin Financial in 1996. Prior to 1985, Seth was a Risk Arbitrage Trader for CIBC Oppenheimer.
Doug Cifu
Virtu Financial
Douglas Cifu is the Chief Executive Officer of Virtu Financial and was one of the co-founders of Virtu in 2008. Prior to joining Virtu, Mr. Cifu was a Partner at the international law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (Paul Weiss). At Paul Weiss, Mr. Cifu served as a member of the Management Committee, Deputy Chair of the Corporate Department and co-head of the Private Equity Group. Highly regarded by peers, Mr. Cifu is recognized in Chambers USA and Legal 500 as a leading mergers and acquisitions lawyer for buyouts and private equity transactions. In 2006, Private Equity International included Mr. Cifu in its list of the 30 most influential lawyers currently working in global private equity, citing in particular his expertise in technology-driven sectors. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and has been recognized by Crain's New York Business in its "Technology 100," a listing of the top 100 persons working in technology in the New York area. Mr. Cifu completed his J.D. at Columbia Law School in 1990 and his B.A. from Columbia University in 1987 where he graduated magna cum laude.
Rob Boardman
Managing Director, CEO Europe
Rob Boardman, chief executive of Investment Technology Group Limited (Ireland), ITG’s European broker-dealer, came to ITG in 2006 as head of algorithmic sales. His career began in 1994 at Goldman Sachs, where he filled various roles in deploying trading technology to institutional clients over 12 years. Boardman was a founding member of the European FIX Protocol organization in the late 1990s, when standards for electronic trading were formed; he was global head of its marketing working group in 2001. Boardman earned undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in particle physics at the University of Oxford, where he participated in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory scientific collaboration.
John Marsland
Chief Operating Officer, Investment
Schroder Investment Management Limited
John Marsland is Chief Operating Officer, Investment at Schroder Investment Management in London and is responsible for global trading, investment operations and the investment management platform. Mr. Marsland began his investment career in 1992 at UBS Philips & Drew as a UK economist, and subsequently moved into investment strategy, risk management and quantitative fund management roles. Mr. Marsland read Economics at Downing College, University of Cambridge, and holds a MSc in Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a CFA charterholder and has served a board member and vice-chair of CFA UK and as a member and chair of the CFA Institute's Claritas Investment Certificate Advisory Board.
Adam Conn
Head Trading
Baillie Gifford
Adam Conn is the Head of Trading with oversight responsibility across all asset classes. He joined Baillie Gifford in August 2016 from Baring Asset Management where he held the position of Director, Head of Dealing. Adam began his career in 1985 as a junior trader on the floor of the London Stock Exchange with Scott Goff Layton & Co and has subsequently led dealing teams based in London, Hong Kong and New York. Adam is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and in 1990 was the first Member of the London Stock Exchange to be elected from a non-member Firm.
Carl James
Global Head, Fixed Income Trading
Pictet Asset Management
Lance Uggla
IHS Markit
Lance Uggla is Chairman and CEO of IHS Markit. He served as president from July 2016 to December 2017 and was appointed chief operating officer in October 2017. Prior to the 2016 merger of IHS and Markit that formed IHS Markit, Lance was the chief executive officer of Markit, responsible for leading the company's strategic development and managing day-to-day operations. He founded Markit in 2003 after spotting an opportunity to bring transparency to the credit default swap market. The company launched the first daily credit default swap pricing service that year. He oversaw Markit's growth from a startup to a global public company with more than 4,200 employees in 28 offices worldwide, serving more than 3,000 customers.
Paul Battams
Director, Trading and Liquidity Strategies
Graham Sorrell
Head of Equity, Currency and Derivatives Trading EMEA
David Miller
Head, EMEA Trading
Stefan Hofrichter
CFA, Head of Global Economics & Strategy, Managing Director
Allianz Global Investors
Stefan is the Global Economist and head of Allianz Global Investors’ Economics & Strategy team since 2011, covering global macro and capital markets developments. Stefan joined the firm in 1996 as an equity portfolio manager and assumed the role as an economist and strategist in 1998. Between 2004 and 2010, he also had responsibility for various retail and institutional multi-asset mandates, including traditional global and European balanced funds, global multi-asset absolute return and multi-manager alpha-porting funds. Stefan became a member of the firm’s Global Policy Council in 2004 and is a member of the Global Tactical Multi Asset Investment Committee, established in 2013, as well as the Global Bond Investment Committee since 2016. Stefan chaired the German Asset Allocation Committee between 2010 and 2012. In October 2016 he became a member of the ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) Group of Economic Advisers. He holds a Diplom degree in Economics from the University of Konstanz (1995) and in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Hachenburg (1991). Stefan became a CFA Charterholder in 2000 and is a member of the European Association of Banking and Financial History.
Huw Gronow
Head, Dealing
Newton Investment Management
Newton Investment Management is a global investment management subsidiary of BNY Mellon based in London and the firm manages £47 billion of assets. Huw, formerly Head of Equity Trading at Principal Global investors, he is now heading up the trading desk at Newton with a focus on implementing MiFID II and driving performance and growth with the group.
Simon Steward
Head, European Equity Trading
Capital Group
Antish Manna
Head of Execution Research
Antish Manna heads Execution Research and TCA at Man GLG and is responsible for improving trading performance through optimisation. Before joining Man Group, Antish worked for M&G Investments, where he designed and led the implementation of their TCA platform. Antish started his career at AllianceBernstein, where he worked on the Equities Trading Desk, focusing on trading technology, quantitative analysis and TCA.
Kenneth McLeish
Global Head, Equities Trading Technology
JP Morgan AM
Kenny McLeish is a Managing Director of Technology at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, based in London responsible for Equities Trading Technology Globally. He began his career in 1997 at Barclays Capital and has filled various roles in trading technology spanning multiple asset classes on the buy and sell side. He is passionate about using technology to turn trading from an art to a science.
Eric Boes
Global Head, Trading
Allianz Global Investors
Matt Howell
Head, Derivatives & Multi-Asset Trading
T. Rowe Price
Steve Sachs
Head of Capital Markets
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Steve is head of Capital Markets for the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) business. He joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Steve was head of Capital Markets for ProShare Advisors. Before that, he was director of Trading at Diamond Hill Capital Management and Rydex/SGI. Steve has also held senior trading positions at Eagle Asset Management, Bank One Investment Advisors and Nationwide Insurance. Steve earned a BS in Finance from Franklin University in Columbus Ohio. He also studied economics at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Sabine Dittrich
Global Head of Regulatory Intelligence
UBS Asset Management
Sabine Dittrich is a senior versatile Buy- and Sell-Side Professional with particular focus on Regulation and Strategy. Currently, she has global responsibility for a business-aligned (COO) team of permanent senior regulatory specialists and temporary business analysts for assessing regulatory impact within EMEA, Americas and APAC on strategy and operations and shaping the product, distribution and investment pipeline within the Asset Management Division. Sabine also is an experienced organizer and participant of panel discussions. She represents UBS Asset Management in a number of policy focused Steering Committees, is the former Chair of the AFME Post Trade Legal Committee and current Vice-Chair of the EFAMA Distribution and Client Disclosure Standing Committee. Prior to her current role, Sabine was, within UBS, inter alia Head of EU Public Policy for UBS Group and, prior to her career in UBS, senior Principal Associate for several years at law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in their Financial Institutions Group. Sabine has worked in Frankfurt, Milan, Paris, Zurich and London. She is author of a number of publication, holds a PhD in international securities law and an MBA of HEC Paris.
Daniel Nicholls
Head, Trading
Hermes Investment Management
Richard Parsons
Instinet Europe
Richard Semark
CEO, UBS MFT, Head, European Client Trading and Execution
Mark Ford
Head of Product
Ralston Roberts
Co-Head, Electronic Trading, EMEA
Goldman Sachs

Ralston is co-head of Execution Services for EMEA and co-head of Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading in EMEA. He serves on the EMEA Securities Division Best Execution Committee. Ralston joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2015. Previously, Ralston was the chief operations officer of SunGard’s brokerage business, responsible for SunGard’s real-time market data business, MarketMap, and the SunGard Global Network. Before that, he was senior vice president of product management and 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. Before joining SunGard, Ralston was chief technology officer at Wells Fargo Securities. Ralston earned a BA in Business Economics and Geography from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1998.

Chris Marsh
Head, AES Europe
Credit Suisse
Chris Marsh is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Global Markets division in London, and is responsible for AES Europe. Mr. Marsh joined Credit Suisse in August 2000 from Merrill Lynch Japan where he was a trader in the Equity Derivatives team, creating and trading specialized derivatives products for clients, and prior to that he worked at Mitsubishi Electric in Osaka Japan designing controlling systems for industrial robots. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.
Alun Cutler
Director Product Management EMEA
Charles River Development

Alun supports sales efforts by identifying product enhancements, 3rd party solutions and marketing campaigns. Previously, Alun was a senior business consultant for Charles River, responsible for meeting EMEA client requirements and assisting implementation consultants with workflow design and integration needs. Prior to joining Charles River, Alun held a variety of sales and consultant positions at Misys and SunGard Data Systems, served as a fund administrator for Morgan Grenfell Asset Management, and was a derivatives trader at the Nippon Credit Bank.

Duncan Higgins
Managing Director, Head, Electronic Sales

Duncan Higgins heads ITG’s electronic products in EMEA with responsibility for product strategy, client consulting and market structure for the region. He also oversees ITG's MiFID II program, including changes to tools to help clients meet their regulatory obligations.  Prior to joining ITG in 2010, he spent two years at the multilateral trading facility, Turquoise, which followed nine years at UBS in client trading and execution.

Richard Bentley
Chief Product Officer
Rick van Leeuwen
Head, Institutional Trading
Rick is responsible for institutional trading at IMC financial markets in Europe. His primary focus is on enhancing the trading solution IMC offers to its counterparties. The role marks Rick’s return to IMC, where he worked for six years as a senior trader in equity index options in Amsterdam, and started the institutional trading desk for Europe while based in the firm’s Switzerland office. In between, Rick worked at ETF provider Source where he maintained relationships with banks, market makers and brokers on the Capital Markets desk in London. He also guided end investors in trading ETFs. He has 15 years of industry experience, which also included roles in business consulting and data analysis. Rick holds a MSc in Business Administration from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Mark Hemsley
President, Europe
Cboe Europe
Mark Hemsley is President, Europe, at Cboe Global Markets, joining the firm in 2017 as part of the Bats Global Markets acquisition. Based in London, Hemsley oversees Cboe’s European operations, which provide investors with cutting-edge trading and investment solutions for the European equities, global FX and derivatives markets. Cboe Europe operates the largest pan-European stock market and trade reporting facility. A founding employee of Bats Europe in 2008, Hemsley is a well-respected industry expert and leader whose team has played a major role in transforming Europe’s equity markets over the past decade. In 2011, Hemsley led the transformative acquisition and integration of Chi-X Europe, creating the leading stock exchange group in Europe. Under Hemsley’s leadership, Bats became a Recognized Investment Exchange (RIE) in 2013. Hemsley contributes his market structure expertise as a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Secondary Markets Standing Committee and also the ESMA Stakeholders Group, providing consultation on the impact of market structure changes and ESMA policy development.
Matthew York
Fixed Income Product Owner
Matthew York has been working in the financial services industry for 23 years initially within Investment Management at INVESCO Global and Investec Asset Management followed by 13 years building the OMS provider thinkFolio which was acquired by IHS Markit Group in 2013. thinkFolio was established as the first truly cross asset OMS with a particular focus on Fixed Income and OTC products. His focus throughout his career has been on cross-asset Order and Execution management. He has considerable experience of the full buy-side workflow re-imagining electronic trading and the associated business process changes. Matthew’s joined FlexTrade in 2016 as Product Owner for Fixed Income to extend the FlexTRADER Multi-Asset EMS for the Fixed Income asset class.
Chris Hollands
Head, European Sales
Wolfgang Fabisch
Co-Founder and CEO
Wolfgang Fabisch, as co-founder and CEO of b-next Group, has overall strategic and operational responsibility for its businesses. With over 25 years of professional and management experience in governance, risk and compliance (GRC) for the financial sector, he is a respected industry executive who regularly lectures on these topics. Before founding b-next in 1989, Mr. Fabisch held senior positions at IBM and Reuters. He holds a university degree in business administration.
Tom Stenhouse
Head of Product, Equities
London Stock Exchange Group

Tom Stenhouse is Head of Product, Equities, for London Stock Exchange and Turquoise. Tom is responsible for the development and implementation of the range of trading services on the two London-based markets, including a number of recent successful initiatives such as non-displayed Large In Scale midpoint orders on the London Stock Exchange, and Turquoise Plato Block Discovery™ and Turquoise Lit Auctions™ on Turquoise.  

Ed Oliver
Vice President, Finance Sales
Edward Oliver is Vice President, Finance Sales at Dataminr. Edward has over nineteen years of experience in Financial Services and Fintech. At Dataminr he has been responsible for content analysis for the finance vertical and currently leads the finance vertical sales team. Prior to his role at Dataminr he was a trader in the equities division at Citigroup where he traded NYSE and NASDAQ companies across a variety of sectors. Edward holds a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Michael Mollemans
Head of Sales Trading, Asia Pacific
Pavilion Global Markets

Michael Mollemans heads up Pavilion Global Markets’ Asia Pacific sales trading desk and has worked in the algorithmic trading space for 12 years. Previously, he was at Credit Suisse Securities Japan as Head of Electronic Trading. Prior to that, he worked at Daiwa Capital Markets America in New York as Head of Electronic Trading Sales, and at Credit Lyonnais Securities in Tokyo in Electronic Trading Sales. Michael has a PhD in Econometrics from Macquarie University, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Chartered Market Technician (CMT).

Julia Streets
CEO and Host, DiverCity Podcast
Streets Consulting
Ben Sturgeon
Director, Equity Product Management
Ben Sturgeon is a director at Tradeweb, responsible for developing the firm’s exchange-traded funds (ETF) platform, and also managing the equity derivatives dealer-to-client platform in Europe. Before joining Tradeweb in 2015, Ben was director of equity derivatives at Citigroup, in charge of the sales coverage of European clients specialising in US flow derivatives. Prior to that, he sold equity derivatives to hedge funds and institutional clients at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, after starting his career in equities at GFI Group in London. Ben holds a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol.
Niki Beattie
Market Structure Partners
Niki Beattie has more than 25 years of capital markets experience, particularly focusing on capital markets infrastructure and the impact of technology and regulation. She spent 17 years working in investment banking and became Managing Director and Head of EMEA Market Structure at Merrill Lynch International before founding Market Structure Partners, a strategic consulting firm specialising in the structure of global capital markets. Niki also has a number of Non Executive Board roles; she is Chairman of two UK firms, Aquis Exchange and XTX Markets Ltd, as well as a member of the Board of Kepler Cheuvreux UK Ltd. She is also a member of the Boards of Borsa Istanbul, Turkey’s main stock Exchange, and IRESS, a listed Australian financial technology company. She was previously on the Board of MOEX, Russia’s exchange. Alongside these roles, she also sits on the Consultative Working Group to ESMA’s Secondary Markets Standing Committee and is a member of the UK FCA’s Regulatory Decisions Committee.
Antonello Russo
Director, Risk & Quantitative Analysis Group
Antonello Russo is a Director within BlackRock's Risk & Quantitative Analysis Group. Mr Russo is responsible for investment risk management of Index Strategies across the EMEA region, spanning segregated mandates, commingled funds, and the iShares ETF range. Before joining BlackRock, Mr Russo was Head of Risk for the investment management arm of Beazley plc., a Lloyds of London insurer. Earlier on, he worked for Deutsche Bank, where he was a Director on the collateralized equity financing and prime brokerage sales desk, and previously a Risk Manager for the fixed income area. Mr Russo holds an honour degree from Bocconi University in Milan, where he graduated in 1995 in Monetary and Financial Economics.
Enrico Massignani
Head, Risk Management
Generali Investment

Enrico Massignani joined Generali Investments Europe (GIE) as Head of Risk Management in May 2010. He is responsible for investment risk of all the assets managed by GIE as well as for the company operational risks.

GIE is an asset management company fully owned by Generali Group, dedicated to the management of all Generali Group insurance assets as well as to the management of mutual funds, sicavs and third party institutional mandates with over 350b Eur under management.

Before joining GIE Mr. Massignani was Chief Investment Officer (Feb 2009) and Chief Operating Officer (May 2004) of Generali Thalia SGR a Fund of Hedge Fund company controlled by Generali Group.

Previously Mr. Massignani worked as Project Manager within BSI Group (May 2000), a swiss private banking affiliate of Generali Group.

Yann Couellan
Head of Fixed Income Execution
BNP Paribas Asset Management
Edward Wicks
Head of Trading, EMEA
Legal & General Investment Management
Cyrille Combes
Head, Trading
Lyxor Asset Management
Cyrille Combes was appointed Head of the Trading Desk within Lyxor Intermediation in January 2017. In this role, Cyrille is responsible for a team of 5 in charge of centralizing and executing orders on behalf of Lyxor Asset Management. Cyrille joined Lyxor in 2011 with the specific goal of building up the dealing desk capabilities within the asset management company. Prior to this and starting in 2000, Cyrille began his career in SGCIB Hong Kong in Equity Derivatives within the ITEC department where he was in charge of developing new trading tools. In 2004 he moved to listed volatility products trading and worked on opening of new markets. End of 2009, Cyrille then moved to SG Price Control Group in Asia, where he was responsible of managing a key, P&L producing project for the division. Cyrille graduated with an engineering degree from ESME Sudria in 1999 and is registered with the AMF.
Philip Bille
Head, Buyside Dealing Desk
Degroot Petercam
Philip Bille is Head of Buy-side Dealing Desk at Bank Degroof Petercam, a Belgian based investment firm with AUM’s over EUR 55 billion. His team is the centralized and multi-asset execution hub for the Institutional Asset Management and Private Banking units of the Group .In addition to his senior management role within the Group, including the ownership of strategic projects, he particularly focuses on counterparty selection, business relationship and market structure topics. After qualifying in economics and obtaining an MBA (San Diego, USA), Philip started his career in the sell-side equity business before creating the buy-side dealing desk for Petercam in 2007. He became a Director in 2001 and over the years represented the Company in a range of industry associations or forums. After the merger with Bank Degroof in 2015, he was appointed Head of Buy-side Dealing Desk for the Group and successfully built this new business franchise.
Miles Kumaresan
Global Head of Trading & Fintech
Nordea Asset Management

Miles is responsible for trading in Equities, Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income and Implementation at Nordea Investment Management. His 25 years of experience is from both buy and sell sides globally. Over the years, his responsibilities have ranged from quantitative portfolio management and electronic market making to trading & execution. He has an academic background in Computer Science, Robotics and Mathematics.

Christoph Hock
Head Multi-Asset Trading
Union Investments

Union Investment is one of Europe’s leading asset managers. Christoph manages trading activities for the entire portfolio including: cash equities, fixed income, fund and ETF business, FX, listed and OTC derivatives, and securities lending, with extensive experience in portfolio management and trading. Christoph won the award for Head of Trading – Europe at the 2016 Alpha Trader Forum, and is on the TradeTech FX 2016 Advisory Board. He will be contributing his expertise to the session ‘Adapting To Today’s Multifaceted FX Ecosystem - How Can You Best Prepare Your Trading And Portfolio Management Functions To Survive And Thrive?’ on the 14th September.

Eirik Hauge
Head of TradingHead of Trading and Quantitative Strategies
DNB Asset Management

As Head of Trading at one of the largest Nordic asset managers and with over 60 billion euro of AUM, Eirik is responsible for all equity trading globally. With a current focus on evaluating current broker relationships, and establishing effective processes to best analyse data generated, he is able to explain how developing an in house TCA tool can help trade-to-trade and venue analysis to make more educated trade decisions.

Charles-Albert Lehalle
Senior Research Advisor
Capital Fund Management
Currently Senior Research Advisor at Capital Fund Management (CFM, Paris) and visiting researcher at Imperial College (London), Charles-Albert Lehalle is a leading expert in market microstructure and optimal trading. Formerly Global Head of Quantitative Research at CA Cheuvreux, and Head of Quantitative Research on Market Microstructure in the Equity Brokerage and Derivative Department of Crédit Agricole CIB, he studied intensively the market microstructure evolution since the financial crisis and regulatory changes in Europe and in the US. He provided research and expertise on this topic to investors and intermediaries, and is often heard by regulators and policy-makers like the European Commission, the French Senate, the UK Foresight Committee, etc. He chairs the Index Advisory Group of Euronext, is a member of the Scientific Committee of the French regulator (AMF), and has been part of the Consultative Workgroup on Financial Innovation of the European Authority (ESMA). Moreover, Charles-Albert co-authored the book "Market Microstructure in Practice" (WSP, 2nd ed. 2018).
Fabien Brügger
Head, Multi-Assets Trading
Banque Cantonale Vaudoise
Matthew McLoughlin
Head of Trading
Matthew McLoughlin is Head of Trading at Liontrust Asset Management. He started his career at AIG Investments, where he spent three years as a Junior Fixed Income Fund Manager. He then spent just under six years as a Senior Trader at Hedge Fund RAB Capital before moving to Legal & General Investment Management, where he traded Global Equities and Derivatives before moving to Liontrust to run the Multi-Asset Trading Desk. Matthew is a Director of the Plato Partnership, a Member of The UK Investment Association’s Buyside Trading Committee and his desk was named Mid-Cap Trading Desk of the Year in 2017.
Alex Neil
Head of Equity Specialists
EFG Bank
Alexander was previously an award-winning Head of Equity & Derivatives Trading for EFG Bank in Geneva. Recently he and his team moved into a newly-created unit within EFG Bank’ Investment Solutions department called Trading Consultants. In this new role, Alexander uses a wide range of sell-side research services to generate short term alpha and equity advisory for UHNWI investors and asset owners, and with to his background in both sell-side and buy-side Execution and Sales Trading, he is very interested in how the rapidly changing regulatory environment will affect the full spectrum of investment services.
Joe Kassel
Global Head of Dealing & Exposure Managemen
AMP Capital
Joe has over 24 years' experience trading in institutional financial markets both in Australia and globally. Joe was initially responsible for global Toshin Fund trading and led the creation of the global dealing capability for AMP Capital's REIT and listed infrastructure joint venture with Brookfield. In 2014 Joe moved into his current role with the firm as Global Head of Dealing and Exposure Management. In this role Joe oversees a global team responsible for all dealing in liquid assets as well as rebalancing and exposure management of the firm’s range of multi asset funds.
Alex van Eijk
Head, Trading
NN Investment Partners
Henry Reece
Head of Sales
Henry joined Susquehanna in February 2007, initially market making the precious metals and commodity ETFs/ETCs. Since 2009, Henry has lead the ETF sales desk, and his team of 5 sales traders provides prices to a pan-European network of buy-side and sell-side counterparties across the broad suite of equity, fixed income and commodity tracking products from all the main ETF issuers.
Keshava Shastry
Head of Capital Markets
Deutsche Asset Management
Keshava is a Managing Director and runs the capital markets for Deutsche AM. He joined Deutsche in 2013 from Credit Suisse where he was head of capital markets. He ran the Markets team at iShares/Blackrock prior to that. He has been in asset management industry for over 10 years and before that he was a trader in various asset classes (fixed income, fx, derivatives) for many years.
Sanoke Viswanathan
Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Investment Bank
J.P. Morgan
Sanoke is chief administrative officer of J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank overseeing Technology, Operations and Controls. Previously, he was head of Corporate Strategy for JPMorgan Chase and worked with the leadership team to set the strategic direction for the firm. He also spent a year as Head of Strategy and New Business Development for the Corporate & Investment Bank. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Sanoke was a partner at McKinsey & Co, and co-head of their global corporate and investment banking practice. He served financial institutions in Asia, Europe and North America on strategy, organization and risk management topics.
Remco Lenterman
Global Head of Business Development
Citadel Securities
Remco Lenterman is Head of Global Business Development for Citadel Securities. In this role, he is responsible for driving global growth and expansion of this business across markets and into new, diverse product lines. Prior to joining Citadel Securities, Mr. Lenterman served as Managing Director at IMC Financial Markets and was responsible for Global Corporate Development and market structure. Previously, he spent 16 years at Goldman Sachs as Managing Director responsible for Pan European Equity trading. He also served as Head of Securities for five years at Kempen & Co. Mr. Lenterman is the Chairman of the FIA European Principal Traders Association. He is currently a member of the ESMA Consultative Working Group secondary markets standing committee and was formely a member of the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee. Mr. Lenterman received a DEBA degree from the European Business School in London.
Mahmood Noorani
Quant Insight
Mahmood is an experienced macro investor with a background as a rates derivatives trader, macro proprietary trader and macro hedge fund Portfolio Manger. He started researching quantitative investment processes several years ago and founded QI in 2014. His research into quantitative methods was motivated by a conviction that traditional macro investment processes no longer worked as they had previously, that market structure was changing and that a new approach was needed to understand financial market dynamics. The QI platform was officially launched in 2017. Mahmood started his career at Morgan Stanley and has since worked for firms including UBS, Credit Suisse, BlueCrest Capital and Citi Capital Advisors Global Macro Fund.
Oliver Kilian
Director – ETF Advisory & Trading
Oliver is a Director at UniCredit Bank AG in Munich and acts as ETF Specialist within the newly formed Multi Asset Platform Solution Team, where he is responsible for product and execution advisory for all exchange traded instruments. In his position, Oliver covers institutional clients in German speaking European countries as well as in selected Eastern European markets. From 2007 to 2017 Oliver worked as a sales representative in the ETF Advisory & Trading unit of UniCredit Bank AG, where he gained deep knowledge of the European ETF market, its participants and products. Prior to his ETF related activities, Oliver worked in Structured Fixed Income Sales at UniCredit.
Kjelle Blom
With more than 11 years’ experience in the industry of financial markets, Kjelle is currently COO of Optiver Europe. He leads a committed team, dedicated to building and maintaining relations with exchanges, clearing houses and direct counterparties. In addition he is responsible for the strategy behind the products and markets we trade within Optiver Europe. Starting at Optiver as a screen trader in derivatives and equities in 2007, 3 years later Kjelle took on the role of team lead for the Fixed Income and FX team, comprising of twelve traders. 2012 was a year of change, Kjelle was asked to become Partner and relocated to the US to head up the Fixed Income, FX and Commodities team within Optiver Chicago LLC, accountable for twenty-five traders. After 18 months in Chicago, he returned to Amsterdam as Senior Partner and continued to manage the European Fixed Income and FX team. Stepping up to become Head of Market Structure Europe in January of 2015, he became COO in January 2016.
Tony Shaw
Director, London Office
SIX Swiss Exchange
With over 30 years of experience in global financial markets and banking, Tony Shaw is primarily responsible for increasing the visibility of the SIX brand in the UK and Ireland, promoting its exchange services, developing and managing customer relationships and capitalizing on revenue streams. Tony has held his current position at SIX since 2009. During this time, he has overseen an increase in revenue generated from exchange services, identified multiple prime acquisition opportunities, raised the company’s profile and helped to develop a range of strategies aimed at improving SIX’s overall market share. Prior to this, he spent twelve years at HSBC, predominantly as a business manager and held a number of positions during a nine-year spell at Merrill Lynch, including as a financial controller in Australia. This enabled him to hone his expertise in trading and market structures across Europe and the Middle East. As a qualified accountant, Tony is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has also participated in a number of industry bodies, including AFME, FESE, and FIX.
John Adam
SVP, Senior Director, Portfolio Management & Trading Solutions
The Rt Hon Peter Lilley
Former Trade and Industry Minister
Peter Lilley was a Partner of a major City firm, responsible for Investment in the energy industries, before entering Parliament. He served as a Treasury Minister – negotiating the first ‘passporting’ Directive - before serving in Mrs Thatcher’s and John Major’s Cabinets as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and then Social Security. He was involved in negotiating the last successful international trade deal and was responsible for implementing the Single Market programme. More recently he served on the Select Committee on Exiting the European Union. He is a Director of Idox plc and on the Advisory Board of YiMei Capital in Shanghai.
Edouard Alligand
With a background in mathematics and computer science, Edouard started his career in software security with a focus on C++, kernel programming, and system programming, topics on which he contributed articles and books. In 2008, Edouard shifted his career towards financial markets, building trading systems for equity derivatives firms. He is the founder and CEO of quasarDB since 2014.
Christiaan Scholtes
Head of EMEA Markets
Virtu Financial
Joe Everitt
Managing Director
Joe is primarily responsible for Stifel’s Electronic Trading (SELECT) business in Europe. SELECT provides direct market (DMA) and algorithmic execution services in UK and EU equities. SELECT is also one of the leading UK retail service providers (RSP) a request for quote (RFQ) service offered to wide range of private client investment managers, stockbrokers and retail trading platforms. Uniquely, SELECT offers institutional clients access to its innovative new liquidity pool, SWIM (Stifel Wealth & Investment Manager), which aggregates non-toxic client flow to improve execution rates and lower market impact.
Jürgen Blumberg
Head of Capital Markets EMEA
Invesco PowerShares
Juergen is Head of Capital Markets at Invesco PowerShares EMEA. With his team he works on a fair ETF trading ecosystem for all investors. Juergen is responsible for strategic partnerships with banks, brokers, dealers and market makers. He helps investors implementing ETFs into their asset allocation and identifying the most cost effective and efficient ways to buy and sell Invesco ETF products. We believe that accessible and simple ETF trading will lead to a new world of investing. Before joining Invesco PowerShares, Juergen worked at iShares and was responsible for Capital Markets in German-speaking Europe, Eastern Europe and the Nordics. Previously, Juergen was an equity trader for proprietary trading companies, specialising in arbitrage. Juergen holds a degree with honours in business administration from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.
Neil Joseph
European Head of Equity Trading
JP Morgan AM
Neil Joseph, Executive Director, is European Head of Equity Trading for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. An employee since 2002, Neil was previously responsible for the Equities Program Trading Team. Prior to joining the Trading Desk in 2010, Neil led the Trading Technology Team having initially worked within Investment Banking Technology. Neil obtained a BSc (Hons) in Business Computing, was listed in the Financial News 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Trading and Technology (2012) and was the Co-chair of the FPL EMEA Regional Committee 2012-2014.
Matthew Reid
Product Director
Matthew was and remains Managing Director, as well as one of the original founders, of Solutionforge Limited (recently renamed – SimCorp Development Centre UK Limited) when purchased by SimCorp in 2005 for the express purpose of transforming SimCorp’s order management module. Matthew has played a lead role in the recent development of this module and has over 14 years’ experience in the software industry.
Tom O’Brien
Head of International Sales
Moscow Exchange
Tom is a veteran in the exchange world. He spent over 18 years at the London Stock Exchange working in various technology, information and capital market roles. In his last role at the LSE he managed the LSE’s FIX Gateway system which eased the trading processes between buyside and sellside. . His current role is Head of International Sales at the Moscow Exchange, leading their charge to bring more international investors and traders to its FX, Derivatives, Equities and Fixed Income markets. Tom started his career as a Blue Button working on the floor of the London Stock Exchange for Smith Brothers.
Ulku Rowe
Technical Director, Financial Services
Google Cloud
Ulku Rowe is the Technical Director of Financial Services in the Office of the CTO at Google Cloud. Before joining Google, Ulku was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, where she was the Global Head and CTO of Credit Risk Technology. Prior to that, Ulku was a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she was the Global Head of Market Risk Technology. Earlier in her career, she held a variety of technology leadership positions at UBS building trading and analytics systems.Throughout her career, she helped drive business transformation through technical innovation and leadership. Her focus has been building highly scalable, enterprise systems leveraging grid computing, quantitative analytics and big data technologies.
Simon Taylor
Head of Electronic Execution, Equities
Simon is Head of Electronic Execution at SEB, where he is responsible for the banks electronic execution franchise across Equities and Exchange Traded Derivatives. Simon has been with SEB for over 7 years, having joined the ETD execution desk in 2010, where he managed both the high and low touch business streams, prior to which he spent some time on the buy side in a risk taking capacity.
Tharindi Hapuarachchi
Senior Manager
Thomson Reuters Labs
Tharindi is building and shaping data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions at Thomson Reuters Labs, collaborating with customers, startups, universities and other organisations. Prior to joining the Thomson Reuters Labs, Tharindi worked on technology strategy and governance. She has a PhD and MRes in Mathematical Modelling from University College London.
Marcus Hooper
Private Consultant
Marcus is an expert in Financial Services Markets and related areas, with a particular expertise in strategy, analysis and implementation. He has worked and consulted for a wide range of Banks, Asset Managers and Stock Exchanges, with recent projects in deliveries relating to MiFID II / MiFIR, EMIR, Dodd-Frank & CPSS IOSCO. He has an extensive knowledge of Equities, Fixed Income, FX, derivatives and Commodities and an expert knowledge of trading and electronic trading platforms, whether algorithmic or crossing / block matching.
Rebecca Healey
Head of Market Structure and Strategy

Rebecca is considered to be one of Europe's leading industry voices on market structure, regulatory reform, and financial services technology. She has authored a plethora of qualitative research reports and commentary covering the impact of market regulation on all asset classes, changing market structure and developments in dark pools, HFT, and surveillance. She joined Liquidnet in July 2016 to use her 18 years' experience to collaborate and deliver research and insights for both the European equities and fixed income markets. Rebecca is also Co-Chair of the FIX Trading Community’s EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee dedicated to addressing real business and regulatory issues impacting multi-asset trading in global markets. She has held prior roles at TABB Group, Incisus Partners, the British Embassy in Bahrain, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs International and Bankers Trust International.

Justin Dickerson
General Manager Fintech
Justin is a data scientist and business leader with nearly 20 years of experience helping some of America's most respected companies realize the power of predictive analytics. Most recently, Justin has focused his time on building machine learning predictive models for the fintech industry. As the former Chief Data Scientist of a successful alternative finance company, Justin has been responsible for developing the latest methodologies to predict payment defaults, spot fraud before it occurs, and score lists of marketing prospects. Justin has experience developing predictive analytics platforms and was the CEO of Crossfold Analytics, a successful data science consultancy he founded in the alternative finance industry. Justin holds a PhD from Texas A&M University, and has been recognized by the American Statistical Association with the prestigious Accredited Professional Statistician (PStat) credential. At DataRobot, Justin is the General Manager of the fintech vertical.
Ben Solari
Director of Inside Sales
Ben Solari is the Director of Inside Sales at DataRobot, where he leads a team of a dozen Corporate Account Executives in offices in Boston, Singapore, and London with a focus on helping companies use accessible machine learning technology to solve practical business problems and improve operations. Ben has extensive experience in finance and analytics. After studying finance at the University of Connecticut, he worked in equities trading at Trillium Management in New York and has held data and analysis roles at organizations like ESPN, UBS, and InsightSquared.
Vincent Dessard
Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor
Vincent is responsible for various legal domains related to capital market issues e.g. (i) MiFID II; and (ii) European Regulation on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR); and (iii) Market Abuse; and (iv) Risk Management at EFAMA. He is heavily involved in legislative proposals and amendments on MiFID II with the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission and advising on the implementation at national level of the covered EU legislation.
Michael Richter
Director of Transaction Cost Analysis
IHS Markit
Michael is a director at IHS Markit, leading the Transaction Cost Analysis business for EMEA. Markit TCA is a global equity, FX and fixed income trading analysis platform for buyside and sellside firms. Prior to joining IHS Markit in 2013, Michael worked within European equities trading at Louis Capital and ICAP. Before this, he headed up the European equities execution desk at Brevan Howard after spending six years at Morgan Stanley on a multi asset class trading desk in Private Wealth Management.
Sean Kennedy
Head of Investment Operations - EMEA
Sean leads the EMEA region for Vanguard’s Global Investment Operations teams including Investment Book of Record (IBOR) functions, liquidity management, trade processing, corporate actions, and trade reporting. His teams provide both local intra-day trade floor support and operational support for all Vanguard products globally. In addition, he serves as the global head of the Investment Ops Oversight & Control function, focused on risk management. His current priority is future-proofing his organisation against complexity, scale, and risk through a global transformation. He has held a variety of Finance leadership positions between London and the US during his tenure at Vanguard. Sean also helped launch the EMEA Investment Ops team in London in 2011. Sean holds a degree in Finance and International Business with executive education from Harvard and London Business School.
Alain joined Euronext as Chief Information and Technical Officer in June 2017. Previously he spent 17 years at SG/Newedge as Global CIO and Head of prime brokerage for Americas. As the new Euronext CITO, his first mission is to land according to plan the MIFID and Optiq projects.
Tom Fawcett
Senior Equity Trader
Tom has 10 years’ experience in equities and equity derivatives; both trading on behalf of the firm and managing execution for retail and professional clients. Tom is responsible for managing PB relationships, maintaining IG’s RSP network and relationships with sell side brokers and market counterparties. He has a strong background in DMA, Algos and OTC execution.
Kostas Botopoulos
Legal Counsel for European Affairs
Bank of Greece, former ESMA
Chairman of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, former Member of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Board of Supervisors, Member of the ESMA Management Board, Chairman of the ESMA Market Integrity Standing Committee, dealing with cooperation, exchange of information and market surveillance, Kostas has been responsible for the whole capital markets legislative package during the Greek Presidency of the European Union (first semester 2014), Chairman of the working group on the benchmark Regulation. One of the two European Regional Committee (ERC) representatives to the IOSCO Board.
Ari Burstein
Capital Markets Strategies
Ari represents financial services firms, including investment advisers, hedge funds, private equity firms, broker-dealers, securities exchanges and trade associations before regulators and policymakers, in the U.S. and globally. Prior to starting Capital Markets Strategies, he was Head of US Regulatory Affairs for Kreab, a leading global consulting firm. In that role, Ari was responsible for advising financial services clients on global regulatory and policy developments impacting their businesses. Representative clients included asset managers, broker-dealers and financial services trade associations. Prior to joining Kreab, he was Senior Counsel for capital markets issues for the Investment Company Institute and ICI Global, the global trade associations for the regulated fund industry. He was responsible for issues impacting mutual funds, ETFs and investment advisers, particularly trading, market structure and brokerage related issues. Mr. Burstein joined the Investment Company Institute in 1998 and provided additional counsel to ICI Global since its inception in 2011. Ari also was an attorney in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management from 1997 to 1998 and the Division of Market Regulation from 1992 to 1997. He has served on a number of industry advisory committees and is a regular speaker in the United States and globally at industry conferences and workshops on regulatory and legislative issues impacting financial services firms.
Tom Van Riper
Managing Director & COO
Cubist Systematic Strategies
Tom is Head of Client Trading Coverage at Invesco PowerShares EMEA. The client trading team helps Invesco PowerShares investors implement ETFs into their portfolio and trading strategies for buying or selling in the most cost effective and efficient way as possible. As technical ETF experts the team is driven to deliver a superior investment experience for investors and traders to leverage ETFs for their specific market access needs. Previously, Tom worked for Source ETFs Capital Markets team prior to the takeover by Invesco PowerShares. Tom holds a Masters in Investment Management from Cass Business School.
Robin Mess
Co-Founder & CEO
big xyt
With 20+ years of experience in financial services, Robin is the Co-founder and CEO of big xyt, an independent provider of smart data and analytics solutions to the global trading and investment community. Robin’s prior roles included executive positions at consulting and software companies enabling clients to process and normalize large data sets on demand and in real time, in order to innovate faster, comply with regulatory requirements and reduce the complexity of their operations.
Mathai Philip
WW Sales Lead for IoT and Converged Edge Systems for FSI
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Mathai Philip Leads Financial Services Business within the IOT & Converged Systems Business inside Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He is responsible for the Digital Workspace especially around Trader Workstations and his primary responsibility is to remove the chain between the Traders & Desks and deliver mobility & increased operational resilience in the workplace. Prior to HPE Mathai spent 10 years at IBM in leading IBM’s engagement into the Buy Side clients in UK& Ireland
Mark Pumfrey
Mark has more than three decades’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Liquidnet as Head of EMEA in 2012, Mark led the EMEA equity sales franchise at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as part of a 20 year career there.
Chris Jackson
Head of EQS, EMEA
Chris heads up Liquidnet’s Execution and Quantitative Services (EQS) Group in EMEA. By extending Liquidnet Members’ access to liquidity through a set of intelligent trading tools, a quality service model, and controlled access to the broader liquidity landscape, Chris has grown the EQS business significantly over the past three years. Chris’s 20 year+ career includes senior roles in equities in London and New York at Citi (Head of Execution Sales, EMEA), Merrill Lynch and SBC Warburg.
Joelle Tarrant
Head of Market Structure
Joelle Tarrant heads up HSBC’s newly created Global Market Structure team. She is responsible for developing and building the product globally alongside the regional teams. This will include advising both the bank and clients on regulatory issues affecting the financial services sector, venue analysis, exchange trends and technology, representing HSBC at industry events and producing research on market structure developments and legislative reforms. Prior to joining HSBC, she established and ran the European Market Structure at RBC and began her career in the Equities Sales and Trading division at Citi.
Robert Buller
Global Head – Account Management
Kepler Cheuvreux
Robert runs the account management function at Kepler Cheuvreux and was responsible for leading the firm’s Mifid II research pricing negotiations with European asset managers. Due to the quality and breadth (1,000 companies under coverage) of its research, Kepler Cheuvreux was able to sign > 400 research agreements with a 97% client retention rate. Robert is based in Paris and has been with the firm for 14 years and was previously at Dresdner Kleinwort.
Anthony Amicangioli
Founder & CEO
HPR (Hyannis Port Research)
Anthony is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Hyannis Port Research (“HPR”), a company that is focused on modernizing the next generation of electronic markets. Prior to HPR, Anthony served as Chief Technology Officer of Lime Brokerage LLC, where he led staffing and development of industry leading trading, data and financial support platforms. Prior to joining Lime, Anthony managed several development teams at Juniper Networks. He has founded and co-founded a number of startup companies including Zetari, Inc., a developer of cloud hosting systems, and GammaGraphX, a developer of print-on-demand systems. Anthony led major development efforts for BBN Systems and Technologies including BBN's Super Router initiative and one of the industry's first voice/data multimedia access devices. He has nine patents currently issued or pending.
Ian Salmon
IgniteG2M Limited
Ian is a Market Structure and Regulatory Advisor and co-founder of IgniteG2M Limited, a specialist financial technology business development company. Ian has over 25 years’ experience within the financial markets, the most recent 16 of those in senior product marketing and business development roles within financial trading software companies and exchange groups.
Mehmet Kinak
Global Head of Systematic Trading and Market Structure
T. Rowe Price
Mehmet is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. He is the Global Head of Systematic Trading and Market Structure. Mehmet's primary focus is electronic and program trading, market structure analysis, and transaction cost analysis. He serves on the Institutional Traders Advisory Committees of the New York Stock Exchange, Bats Global Markets, IEX Group, and Nasdaq. Mehmet also is currently a member of the SEC Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee. He joined the firm in 2000 and worked as a portfolio accounting associate, investment liaison, portfolio implementation manager, and electronic trader before assuming his current role in 2014. Mehmet earned a B.S. in finance from Virginia Polytechnic University.
Jonathan Finney
Director of European Business Development
Citadel Securities
Jonathan Finney is Director of European Business Development at Citadel Securities. His responsibilities include overseeing the firm’s electronic trading relationships with European banks, brokers, asset managers and exchanges and identifying new business opportunities across Europe. Prior to joining Citadel Securities, Jonathan worked at Fidelity International for 11 years, most recently as Head of Systematic Trading. Jonathan received a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of York before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law at the College of Law, York.
Mark McNerney
Head of Sales for EMEA
Visible Alpha
Mark McNerney is Visible Alpha's Head of Sales in EMEA, with responsibility for expanding and servicing our growing client base in the region. Previously, Mark spent three years at Fitch Solutions where he was Global Head of Strategic Partnerships and eight years at the investment research house BCA Research, where he led the EMEA institutional sales team.
John Brazier
Cromwell Fraser
Vice President, Communication Compliance
NICE Actimize
Cromwell is the Vice President of the Communication Compliance line of business within NICE. Cromwell has been working in the voice/data capture and analytics industry for almost 20 years. He has a deep technical knowledge and understanding built over this period, during which time he has successfully designed and delivered compliance recording and analytics solutions. Cromwell has chosen to use this experience, to focus on trading solutions within the energy and capital market space. Today his primary efforts are to continuously reviewing the market needs to ensure the technologies being offered by NICE, both now and in the future, truly fit customer requirements, bringing genuine benefit to these markets which are faced with constant regulation additions and changes.
Mark Veevers
Vice President, Manager of Portfolio Management and Trading Solutions
Mark is a Vice President, Manager of Portfolio Management and Trading Solutions at FactSet, responsible for the CYMBA Order Management and Compliance Solutions. Prior to the acquisition of CYMBA by FactSet in 2016, Mark was a Managing Partner and Founder of CYMBA. His role included responsibility for the Implementation and Support of CYMBA's OMS and Compliance solutions. Mr. Veevers graduated from Nottingham University Business School.
Magnus Almqvist
Head of Technology Sales
Magnus leads the sales of Aquis’ technology arm covering matching engine and market surveillance software. Previously, Magnus spent 4 years as a senior business development manager at FIS (SunGard) and prior to that five years heading up Smarts Group’s (part of NASDAQ OMX) London office. Swedish- born Magnus holds a masters’ degree in electrical engineering from Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology and has extensive knowledge and experience in both the market surveillance technology and matching engine space.
Sam Baig
EMEA Head of Electronic Trading
Citi Group
Simon Mackenzie
Senior Dealer and Dealing Desk Manager
Raymond James Investment Services Ltd
Simon is dealing desk manager at Raymond James Investment Services and a qualified chartered wealth manager with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). Simon has over 15 years’ experience within the financial markets and as the dealing desk manager has responsibility for market connectivity and managing relationships with sell-side brokers and market makers.
Jean-Charles Fesantieu
Sales Engineer
Jean-Charles started his career more than 15 years as a network engineer for Orange Business Service. Then he spent 4 years as Project Manager at Societe Generale, driving global application and infrastructure deployment. Passionned by change management and organisational theory, he was involved in a large IT transformation program for more than one year. Since 2013, he was holding the position of Head of Operation at D2SI, focused in developing the "Cloud & Automation" business. He joined Google Cloud in 2018 to develop the technologic expertise of the Google partner ecosystem.
James Wylie
Director of Technical Services
James Wylie is Director of Technical Services for Corvil’s rapidly growing Professional Services and Sales Engineering teams for the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. James and his teams work closely with customers across the Financial Services vertical to solution and implement analytics solutions for Electronic Trading performance monitoring, regulatory compliance, and client intelligence, as well as cybersecurity, and IT Operations Analytics. In his twelve-year tenure at Corvil, James has had the opportunity to work with many of the world’s premier financial institutions and liquidity providers across various asset classes to help them solution challenges related to business performance, regulatory and operational risk, and IT infrastructure visibility. James has also worked closely with industry analysts, product management teams and industry publications, articulating the needs and technical solutions for the industry. James has a background in Network Consultancy, holds an Honours Degree in Electronic Engineering, and is a frequent blogger and public speaker.
John Lowrey
Global Head of Cash Product Strategy
John Lowrey has had a long and distinguished career of thirty eight years’ experience in the capital markets in a wide variety of leadership roles. John has been at the forefront of many market innovations and is an acknowledged leader in the automation of trading. He built the market leading algorithmic and high speed trading business at Lehman; founded, as CEO of Chi-X Global, exchanges in Asia; and created MarketPrizm, which was sold to Colt Telecommunications in 2011. John is presently the Global Head of Cash Product Strategy at Citi, having previously managed the Global Electronic business. He is responsible for building the next generation data analysis and trading platforms for Citi. Most recently, prior to Citi, he was a Venture Partner at The JRJ Group, a London based private equity firm, where he oversaw the group’s technology portfolio and strategy. He has served on the Board of a number of fin-tech companies and a mentor to tech incubators in London. A graduate of Georgetown University, Mr. Lowrey is married with four children and two grandchildren.
Thomas Bourgeois
Co-Head of Electronic and Head of Execution Product Strategy
Exane BNP Paribas
David Shrimpton
Managing Director, Securities Division
Goldman Sachs International
David manages Goldman’s European Prime Clearing equities and listed derivatives business. He is also responsible for Market Structure Sales Strategy across the EMEA Equities franchise. David joined Goldman Sachs in 2010 as COO of the Sigma X MTF business. Prior to joining the firm, David worked at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) from 1997 to 2010. He was responsible for managing the Market Regulation function from 2002 to 2004 and Product Management and Development from 2004 to 2006. David also served on the LSE Executive Committee from 2006 and was responsible for Primary and Secondary Markets Trading. During his tenure, he led the LSE Group Strategy and Planning function. David serves on the Plato Board and also serves on the Board of AFME's Equities Trading Committee. David earned a BA in Economics from the University of York in 1993 and a postgraduate diploma in Law from BPP Law School, Holborn, in 1995.
David Morgan
Lodestar Ecosystems
David has broad blue chip and technology company experience, . He went on to found, develop and IPO a UK software company. Latterly, he was CEO of TheySay Limited, a spinout from the University of Oxford. He is Founder - Business Development of Lodestar.
Pamela Jones
Operational Change Manager
Henry Price
Red Deer
As CEO, Henry is focused on steering and executing Red Deer’s growth strategy, while also supporting its expanding client base with innovative and intuitive solutions. Prior to assuming his role as CEO, Henry held the role of CCO, where he was responsible for the strategic management, evolution and delivery of Red Deer’s products. He also led the teams responsible for client success, commercial strategy, partnerships and on-boarding, and was responsible for Red Deer’s data strategy. Henry joined Red Deer in 2016 from Traiana, a market infrastructure technology firm for trade processing and risk management, where he was Head of Product, Credit and Risk. Prior to this, he served as Senior Director, Business and Commercial Development at Advent Software, an award winning portfolio management, research management and accounting solution provider. He joined Advent with the acquisition of Syncova, where as part of the executive team, he helped develop the business from its early stages into a leading provider of margin and financing solutions to buy and sell-side firms.
Anand Sambasivan
Co-Founder & CEO
Philippe Guillot
Executive Director of the Markets Directorate
Autorité des Marchés Financiers
Cathryn Lyall
Seismic Foundry
Leveraging her 30 year career in capital markets as a derivatives trader, exchange executive, NED on a Bank Board, strategic advisor and markets infrastructure specialist Cathryn Co-Founded Seismic Foundry, a discretionary fund investing in early stage capital markets FinTech. Cathryn is known for her deep industry knowledge, positive energy, extensive network, and focus on building new businesses that successfully embed excellent culture and team values. Through her founding Board role for Women In Listed Derivatives (WILD) she has spent 10 years developing networking, mentoring, & educational opportunities for women in Derivatives markets and is passionate about remedying the gender, pay, and power imbalance in capital markets. She has been listed in Financial News 100 Most Influential Women, 100 Women in Fintech, Cranfield FTSE Index 100 Women to Watch, Brummell Most Influential Women in the City and Qantas Australian of the Year UK.
Donna Nemer
Director of Capital Markets and Group Strategy
Donna is responsible for all primary and secondary market activity across all asset classes. This includes the sourcing of new debt and equity primary issues, the development and on-going management of all secondary market trading in cash and derivative markets (Equities, Bonds, Interest Rates, Commodities and Currencies). She also oversees the JSE-wide Group Strategy as well as new product and market development. Before joining the JSE, Donna spent 30 years at Citibank, having joined the firm in New York in 1985 and having held various senior positions in New York, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Tom Digby
Head of Client Trading Coverage
Invesco PowerShares
Tom is Head of Client Trading Coverage at Invesco PowerShares EMEA. The client trading team helps Invesco PowerShares investors implement ETFs into their portfolio and trading strategies for buying or selling in the most cost effective and efficient way as possible. As technical ETF experts the team is driven to deliver a superior investment experience for investors and traders to leverage ETFs for their specific market access needs. Previously, Tom worked for Source ETFs Capital Markets team prior to the takeover by Invesco PowerShares. Tom holds a Masters in Investment Management from Cass Business School.
Philip Fry
VP Product Strategy
Philip has over thirty years’ experience within the Financial Services Industry. Nearly 20 years at Deutsche Bank heading up the Voice Engineering, where he drove and implemented leading edge, innovative solutions for both Front & Back Office Voice Technologies as well as developing Regulatory and Compliance tools and automated assurance capabilities. Philip Is now leading the Go-to-Market strategy for Financial Compliance with Verint, with a remit to deliver differentiation to the market.
Hadrien Camus
Customer Engineer
Daniel Shaw
Managing Director, Head of Electronic Trading EMEA
Tim Bevan
BCS Prime
Julian Horwood
Client Partner, Asset Management
Douglas Rivelli
Doug has over 25 years’ experience in securities markets, having spent time on both the buyside and sellside as a global trader, portfolio manager, and financial technology executive. Doug has a long history of bringing cutting edge technologies to the financial markets. He was an early leader in the development of electronic trading products, having served as CEO of Pragma Financial and ATM Management, both leading firms in the algorithmic trading and dark pool space. With the launch of Nucleus195 in 2017, Doug brings his experience to the global investment research market with a product that will change the way global research is distributed and consumed.
Kevin Houstoun
Rapid Addition