TradeTech Europe 2020

20 - 21 October, 2020

Online

Day One - 20 October 2020

THRIVING IN THE NEW MARKET STRUCTURE

9:30 am - 10:00 am Virtual networking

10:00 am - 10:20 am Keynote Economic Address: How have European markets managed during the economic downturn and what are the mid-long term impacts of Covid-19 on the equities market?

Ø What is the outlook for the likely trajectory of the economic recovery?

Ø What are the long-term economic and market implications of extreme volatility and how can firms navigate market disruption?

Ø How will Covid-19 impact stocks and shares and what will the next 6-12 months hold for the equities market

Ø Exploring the implications of a no-deal Brexit and the economic fallout from Covid-19 on European financial markets

Shamik Dhar, Chief Economist at BNY Mellon Investment Management

Shamik Dhar

Chief Economist
BNY Mellon Investment Management

10:20 am - 10:50 am All Star Panel: What are the skillsets required for today’s traders in the new remote working environment and how can you optimise workflow and enforce regulatory compliance?

Ø What are the skill sets required for a remote trading workforce?

Ø How can you ensure seamless workflows across your trading desks when your team are working from home?

Ø Compliance considerations: What are the latest monitoring and surveillance solutions available to prevent market abuse and enable traders to record orders in a remote working environment?

Ø Streamlining trader and PM communication: How to implement effective processes and systems to best handle information flow and communication between your traders and PM’s 

10:50 am - 11:20 am All Star Panel: What impact have SIs had on the traditional equity market structure and what is the impact on the execution landscape?

Ø What is the impact of SIs on the buy and sell side relationship?

Ø How are SIs providing new liquidity opportunities for the buy side?

Ø With recent regulatory reviews on SIs, what is new and what is required for compliance?

Ø Updates from ESMA: what are latest insights on trading volumes between January-June 2020 and how does this impact SI calculations under MiFID II

Robert Miller, Execution Consultant at Vanguard Asset Management

Robert Miller

Execution Consultant
Vanguard Asset Management

NAVIGATING THE CHANGING EXECUTION LANDSCAPE

11:20 am - 11:50 am All Star Panel: How have regulatory reforms and changes to the equity landscape impacted trading and has this succeeded in making market activity more transparent?

Ø How has the market structure evolved post MiFID II regarding the route to best execution?

Ø What are the regulatory updates on periodic auctions and tick regimes and how has this impacted flow?

Ø Are the new auction processes helping or hindering the market, and how?

Ø How do periodic auctions compare to block trading platforms, request for quote (RFQ) venues or systematic internalisers when accessing liquidity?

James Baugh, Director, Equities at Citigroup

James Baugh

Director, Equities
Citigroup

Scott Bradley, Head, Sales and Marketing, LSE Cash Secondary Markets and Turquoise at London Stock Exchange Group

Scott Bradley

Head, Sales and Marketing, LSE Cash Secondary Markets and Turquoise
London Stock Exchange Group

David Howson, President at CBOE Europe

David Howson

President
CBOE Europe

Simon Gallagher, Head, Cash and Derivatives at Euronext

Simon Gallagher

Head, Cash and Derivatives
Euronext

11:50 am - 12:20 pm All Star Panel: Exploring future sell side services: How have buy side requirements changed and how is the broker community adapting as a result?

Ø What does the growth of non-bank market makers mean for buy side and how are traditional banks adapting to the rise in competition?

Ø How has the rise of non-bank liquidity providers impacted liquidity sourcing?

Ø How will the buy side be impacted by a rise in sell side consolidation, and how do they need to prepare for this?

Ø What have been the biggest changes to buy side requirements post MiFID II regarding broker connectivity, fees and transparency?

Lynn Challenger, Global Head, Trading & Order Generation at UBS AM O’Connor

Lynn Challenger

Global Head, Trading & Order Generation
UBS AM O’Connor

Lunch Break & Interactive Roundtables

5:45 pm - 6:05 pm Virtual Roundtables: Join 10-12 of your peers to discuss your specific trading desk challenges and requirements

A customer led interactive conversation. Our event producer will invite 1-2 speakers to lead the conversation alongside one senior executive from your team.

Taking place directly after the virtual plenary sessions, this is your opportunity to interact with new and existing clients. This is designed for 10 to 12 end-user attendees. It will last for 30 minutes. The topic of conversation will be chosen by you, the sponsor.

LEVERAGING TRADING ANALYTICS TO OPTIMISE EXECUTION

1:20 pm - 1:50 pm Panel: How to leverage the latest innovations in TCA to drive smarter trading strategies and generate greater alpha

Ø How is advanced TCA driving greater pre, intra, and post trading insights?

Ø How can you ensure your TCA goes beyond price and gives you increased scrutiny across the full investment process?

Ø How can you measure trading costs relative to market conditions to understand if costs are at a reasonable level?

Ryan Chidley, Senior Equity Trader at APG

Ryan Chidley

Senior Equity Trader
APG

Robert Miller, Execution Consultant at Vanguard Asset Management

Robert Miller

Execution Consultant
Vanguard Asset Management

Mark Ford, General Manager at ISS LiquidMetrix

Mark Ford

General Manager
ISS LiquidMetrix

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Fire Side Chat: Outsourcing the trading desk and building operational resilience: evaluating the pros, cons and true competitive advantages of each

Ø What has driven the growth of outsourced trading and will this trend continue as a result of the global pandemic?

Ø What is the regulators’ view on outsourced dealings and what is the reporting structure?

Ø What are the risks of outsourcing your trading desk and can it have a detrimental impact on market insights and customer relationships?

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Panel: How to determine whether to build your own trading technology in-house or whether outsourcing to vendors makes most commercial sense

How are the buy side building their own tech in-house and what are the scenarios where your trading desk are best supported by third party providers?

Which approach best suits your business in delivering a technology infrastructure that allows agility, scalability and differentiation?

What are the pitfalls of outsourcing components of your trading stack and do you risk losing your competitive edge?

ACCELERATING AUTOMATION TO ACHIEVE SMARTER WORKFLOWS

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Panel: How can you integrate the latest technologies into your trading ecosystem to drive intelligent workflows and make smarter execution decisions?

Ø How to integrate machine learning into your trading desk and what are the key considerations?

Ø How to ensure information is sent to the right person when post-trade analytics is hosted on different systems?

Ø What are the current progress monitoring capabilities to ensure this is happening?

Ø How to do this in a cost effective manner when quantitative traders and IT team resources are limited?

Grant Lowden, Director, Sales at TradingScreen

Grant Lowden

Director, Sales
TradingScreen

Matthew Reid, Product Director, Order Management at SimCorp

Matthew Reid

Product Director, Order Management
SimCorp

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Panel: What are the latest developments in smart order routing and how can you leverage this to source new liquidity opportunities?

Ø How to best on-board new trading venues and what are the implications on new execution management systems?

Ø How to build an internal strategy and infrastructure that can allow you to access new liquidity options quickly

Ø What are the best approaches to integrate new block trading solutions?

Ø How to overcome connectivity challenges around accessing liquidity providers quickly

Joseph Bacchi, Head of Multi-Asset Trading and Investment Operations at Acadian Asset Management

Joseph Bacchi

Head of Multi-Asset Trading and Investment Operations
Acadian Asset Management

Christoph Hock, Head, Multi-Asset Trading at Union Investments

Christoph Hock

Head, Multi-Asset Trading
Union Investments

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Panel: How can you best leverage smart O/EMS developments to flag new multi-asset opportunities, improve desk communications and drive efficiencies?

Ø What capabilities have current platforms got for capturing more trade information?

Ø What are current strategies for flagging alpha opportunities from fund managers?

Ø How are providers evolving their OTC and multi-asset offerings and what are their shortfalls?

Ø How are the buy side managing the varying execution systems interacting and data sharing?

Ø What is the future of mobile/agile access to real-time data through the OMS?

Alison Hollingshead, Chief of Staff, Trading Platform & Core Technology at Man Group

Alison Hollingshead

Chief of Staff, Trading Platform & Core Technology
Man Group

Dylan Kluth, Head, Dealing, EMEA & Americas at AMP Capital

Dylan Kluth

Head, Dealing, EMEA & Americas
AMP Capital

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Panel: How can you best drive data standardisation across your firm to ensure enhanced data quality, improved collaboration and streamlined use?

Ø What does internal data sharing structures and collaboration need to look like to ensure standardised and clean data?

Ø Readdressing the role of compliance when accessing data through the cloud

Ø How can you get systems on your trading desk to better speak to each other and help align shared data sets

Ø Data governance: what framework is in place and what quality control strategies are still needed?


THE FUTURE OUTLOOK OF THE GLOBAL EQUITIES MARKET

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm All-star Panel: Reflecting on the evolution of the equities landscape and how it adapted and reinvented itself through the years

Ø How have the financial markets overcome historical challenges and how do we continue to innovate in order to thrive?

Ø Future outlook: what does the coming months hold for the equities market?

Ø What similarities and differences can we derive from COVID-19 and the 2008 recession?

Ø How will working practices continue to evolve over the next 6-12 months and what are the latest innovative technologies that we should be exploring to support the trading desk

Simon Gallagher, Head, Cash and Derivatives at Euronext

Simon Gallagher

Head, Cash and Derivatives
Euronext

Virtual Roundtables:

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm Join 10-12 of your peers to discuss your specific trading desk challenges and requirements

A customer led interactive conversation. Our event producer will invite 1-2 speakers to lead the conversation alongside one senior executive from your team.

Taking place directly after the virtual plenary sessions, this is your opportunity to interact with new and existing clients. This is designed for 10 to 12 end-user attendees. It will last for 30 minutes. The topic of conversation will be chosen by you, the sponsor.