TradeTech Europe 2018

April 25-April 26, 2018

Palais des Congrès de Paris

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Main Day 2: Thursday 26th April 2018

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Refreshments and Registration

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Chair’s Opening Remarks - Euronext speaker tbc

Alain Courbebaisse, CTO, Euronext


Alain Courbebaisse


Sourcing New Liquidity Opportunities

-How are current market structure changes going to impact trading strategies?
-What is the drive more multi-asset trading and how are businesses developing their capabilities from an infrastructure and technology perspective?
-How will cost implications of regulation impact market interaction and liquidity sourcing?
-How are the banks and leading buy side houses reacting and is this as expected?


Laurent Albert

Global Head of Trading
Natixis Asset Management

Duncan Higgins

Managing Director, Head, Electronic Sales

Tony Shaw

SIX Swiss Exchange

Ralston Roberts

Co-Head, Electronic Trading, EMEA
Goldman Sachs

Simon Taylor

Head of Electronic Execution, Equities

Mike Bellaro

Global Head of Equity Trading
Deutsche Asset Management

Doug Cifu

Virtu Financial

Mark Hemsley

President, Europe
Cboe Europe

Future Trends And Technologies

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The future of capital markets – disrupt or be disrupted?

Ulku Rowe, Technical Director, Financial Services, Google Cloud
-How is technology shaping the future of capital markets?
-How will cloud computing and machine learning transform capital markets?
-How can companies use technology not just as a driver of marginal efficiency, but as an enabler of fundamental innovation and disruption?
-What are the technology investments that you should be making today to face the future with confidence?
-How can you differentiate the signal from the noise, hype vs. reality?


Ulku Rowe

Technical Director, Financial Services
Google Cloud

Decoding the Impact of Brexit

10:25 AM - 10:55 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Brexit briefing - where are we at with negotiations and what can we expect for 2019?

The Rt Hon Peter Lilley, Former Trade and Industry Minister,
-Evaluating the law and politics of Brexit and how this could shift the focus to minimising losses rather than driving major change
-How can Britain sustain the clout and capacity to negotiate favourable trade agreements with the US and other major economies?
-How will the UK’s existing foreign policy commitments made through the EU be carried forward?
-What are the key elements that are shaping the process and how are they being received?
-How can we ensure that the UK economy is resilient and robust enough to allow it to plan for and to deliver the future it wants for the UK?


The Rt Hon Peter Lilley

Former Trade and Industry Minister

10:55 AM - 11:35 AM Morning Refreshment Break and Networking

10:55 AM - 11:35 AM WOMEN IN TRADING THINK TANK (And The Men Who Support Them): Connecting the next generation of women business leaders

Julia Streets, CEO, Streets Consulting Adam Conn, Head Trading, Baillie Gifford
•Make direct connections that lead to real business deals, benefitting you and your organisation
•Extend your professional network amongst the next generation of leading women and trading professionals
•Enhance your career by learning from, and being inspired by, some of Europe’s most successful and influential women leaders
•Understand how you can promote diversity and inclusion in your organisation


Julia Streets

Streets Consulting

Adam Conn

Head Trading
Baillie Gifford

The Future of Equity Market Structures

11:35 AM - 12:15 PM DISCUSSION PANEL: What are the broader ramifications of changes to research payments for market participants and what does this mean for business models in an unbundled world?

Alex Neil, Head of Equity and Derivatives Trading, EFG Bank , , Alex Parsons, Vice President, Head of Investment Control, Amundi Asset Management Robert Buller, Global Head – Account Management, Kepler Cheuvreux
-What are the options that the market have gone for and what are the pros and cons of each route: CSAs,
-enhanced plus model or P&L models
-How can the desk better understand what research they are receiving and monitor what they actually using – how is it being used across the investment team?
-Is the research being used vs actually paid for the same and how can the buy side push back on information they don’t want/need?
-How is this research being consumed and valued by the buy side?
-How to overcome challenges when you are a global organization that manage different payment methods?
-How has the market changed regarding looking for more alpha capture tools rather than research? How has this changed the provider market?
-Have these changes improved the quality of research data and do the trading desk benefit from this?


Alex Neil

Head of Equity and Derivatives Trading
EFG Bank

Alex Parsons

Vice President, Head of Investment Control
Amundi Asset Management

Robert Buller

Global Head – Account Management
Kepler Cheuvreux

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM OUT OF INDUSTRY GUEST SPEAKER: Financial markets - How they will be shaped by politics in the US and Europe

Sir Christopher Meyer, Former British Ambassador to the United States, former Ambassador to Germany and BBC Broadcaster,


Sir Christopher Meyer

Former British Ambassador to the United States, former Ambassador to Germany and BBC Broadcaster

12:45 PM - 12:50 PM 5 minute transition time into stream sessions

Chaired by Julia Streets, CEO, Streets Consulting

STREAM A: Smart Data Management

12:50 PM - 1:25 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: How can better quality market data create new business opportunities for the buy side and catapult their capabilities ahead of the competition?

Laurent Albert, Global Head of Trading, Natixis Asset Management Kostas Botopoulos, Legal Counsel for European Affairs, Bank of Greece, former ESMA
-What are the metrics that can be used to assess the quality of the market data?
-How is machine learning incorporated into making more real-time decisions?
-How are venues and market data providers better explaining the differences in market prices to drive transparency?
-What internal processes need to be in place to better analyse in real-time data and link with best execution?


Laurent Albert

Global Head of Trading
Natixis Asset Management

Kostas Botopoulos

Legal Counsel for European Affairs
Bank of Greece, former ESMA

STREAM A: Smart Data Management

1:25 PM - 1:40 PM What is Blockchain and how will it impact your trading desk?

Gavin Wells, Head of Europe, Digital Asset
-What is blockchain and how does it work?
-How will it impact and benefit the trading landscape and the front office?
-What are the pending regulations and limitations around blockchain applications?
-How will it impact the industry as a whole?


Gavin Wells

Head of Europe
Digital Asset
Chaired by Vincent Dessard, Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor, EFAMA

STREAM B: Best Practice for Trade Monitoring

12:50 PM - 1:25 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: How to monitor your trade data accurately under MiFID II requirements and effectively report market abuse

Wolfgang Fabisch, Co-Founder and CEO, b-next , , Christoph Hock, Head Multi-Asset Trading, Union Investments
-How to detect this data and accurately report to the regulators
-What are the best practices and tools to record trading activity and how have these evolved over the last few years?
-How do current platforms match up to real-time analysis requirements?
-What do traders need to be aware of to avoid market abuse under new regulations?


Wolfgang Fabisch

Co-Founder and CEO

Christoph Hock

Head Multi-Asset Trading
Union Investments

STREAM B: Best Practice for Trade Monitoring

1:25 PM - 1:40 PM FIRE SIDE CHAT: How to keep your IT environment secure and at the same time provide the best end user experience to traders?

Mathai Philip, WW Sales Lead for IoT and Converged Edge Systems for FSI, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
-Financial industry trends and challenges (mobility is changing the face of this sector)
-End user experience - Space, speed, performance to satisfy traders
-Benefits of centralizing desktop environment -cost, security, manageability and operational efficiency

Mathai Philip

WW Sales Lead for IoT and Converged Edge Systems for FSI
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

STREAM C: Sourcing Liquidity in New Markets and New Asset Classes

12:50 PM - 1:25 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: How is changing economic stability in emerging markets influencing international access and will liquidity dynamics become more attractive in 2019?

Tom O’Brien, Head of International Sales, Moscow Exchange
-How do yields in emerging markets compare to more developed markets?
-How to get in on the action-what are the easiest and safest investment strategies?
-Current evaluation and challenges of emerging economies and predictions for the future
-Riding the wave of volatility- are equities and equity-like products the answer?
-What are the returns and do they outweigh the risk?


Tom O’Brien

Head of International Sales
Moscow Exchange

STREAM C: Sourcing Liquidity in New Markets and New Asset Classes

1:25 PM - 1:40 PM FIRE SIDE CHAT: Breaking down how to best build a holistic approach to using SIs

David Miller, Head, EMEA Trading, Invesco
-Evaluating the new SI framework and what happens when flow hits a SI?
-How will using SIs impact cost of execution?
-Will order sizes change and if so how?
-How will SIs impact trading on non-equity products and what will the trade reporting challenges be here?
-How can you overcome these?
-Will going direct to a SI/market maker impact market structure – who is doing this and what are the benefits?
-What questions should you be asking your broker about SIs?


David Miller

Head, EMEA Trading

Small Interactive Boardrooms And Workshops (limited to 15 professionals)

12:50 PM - 1:40 PM WORKSHOP: Applications of automated Machine Learning in financial markets trading

Justin Dickerson, General Manager Fintech, Data Robot Ben Solari, Director of Inside Sales, Data Robot
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest fields in the financial services industry. And automated machine learning is the most relevant application of AI technology. Trading firms are constantly looking for a competitive edge that can often be measured in fractions of a second. Machine learning is the technology that can help market traders find those opportunities. During this session, DataRobot, the world's leading automated machine learning platform, will demonstrate how this technology is revolutionizing financial markets trading. Through real-world use case examples, DataRobot will showcase the power of this technology for market traders.


Justin Dickerson

General Manager Fintech
Data Robot

Ben Solari

Director of Inside Sales
Data Robot

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM Lunch and Networking

Supercharging the Investment Process

-How to combine human intuition, creativity and empathy with a computer’s ability to crunch numbers and make predictions based on the past?
-How to address the technology challenges including increased number of reports, more ways of looking at risk and more digital lenses to view the market?
-What are the parts of the investment process that human intelligence is best at?
-What does a good investment process look like and what is the best combination of man v machine?

Antonello Russo

Director, Risk & Quantitative Analysis Group

Tharindi Hapuarachchi

Senior Manager
Thomson Reuters Labs

Enrico Massignani

Head, Risk Management
Generali Investment

Sean Kennedy

Head of Investment Operations - EMEA

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: How to ensure the trading desk is part of the complete investment life cycle and add true value

John Marsland, Chief Operating Officer, Investment, Schroder Investment Management Limited
-Given regulatory changes, how has the role of a trader changed?
-With increased data analysis, what impact can the trader now have on trading strategy?
-Can traders now execute where they feel they can for both high touch and algos?
-How are the trading desk better categorizing orders and how does this drive efficiency for both PMs and traders?
-How can this work for assets outside of equities?


John Marsland

Chief Operating Officer, Investment
Schroder Investment Management Limited

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Coffee Break and Networking

What Does The Future Hold For Equity Trading?

-What does a post Brexit Europe and Trump administration mean for financial regulation?
-What will be the knock on effect of deregulation under Trump presidency for e-trading and market structure?
-How could Britain survive with no access to the single market and how will it’s powerhouse status change?
-What impact will this have on day to day trading?
-What are the prospects for further fragmentation of the EU?
-What should we expect in the French and German elections?
-What will be the next political black swan?


Stefan Hofrichter

CFA, Head of Global Economics & Strategy, Managing Director
Allianz Global Investors

Julia Streets

Streets Consulting

Vincent Dessard

Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor

Kostas Botopoulos

Legal Counsel for European Affairs
Bank of Greece, former ESMA

Rebecca Healey

Head of Market Structure and Strategy

Rebecca Healey

Head of Market Structure and Strategy

4:35 PM - 4:40 PM Closing Remarks from the Chairperson

Julia Streets, CEO, Streets Consulting


Julia Streets

Streets Consulting

4:40 PM - 4:50 PM Close of TradeTech Europe 2018