19 - 21 October, 2020
Palais des Congrès de Paris
Day Two - 21 October 2020
LEVERAGING MACHINE LEARNING TECHNIQUES & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
8:45 am - 9:05 am Buy Side Keynote – Top tips on how to build a data-centric organisation that enables you to enhance overall business intelligence and drive execution standards up and why you should start now
Natixis Investment Managers is the 15th biggest asset management globally by AUM, managing $1,008 billion. George manages the technology function for the group, which includes all areas of infrastructure, software engineering, production operations and technology innovation. One of his key areas of focus is on creating a new suite of software applications that can operate on any level of infrastructure, giving Natixis the ability to operate in a more agile way in response to changing market conditions.
- Evaluating the cost of your data and how this fits into business budgets objectives
- How can data help you be relevant and ahead of the curve?
- How to best to monetise this data
- How to structure your business to best cater for the increasing volumes and feeds of data
George MarootianEVP, Head of Technology
Natixis Investment Managers
9:05 am - 9:45 am Fire Side Chat – To what extent do you need to leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to make a real impact in your front office and how can you best overcome the common pitfalls to get it right first time?
Outside of the technology sector, financial services is the biggest spender on AI services and this only looks to continue. Witness two of the biggest asset managers by AUM, two leading European brokers and the 4th largest exchange in Europe disclose how they are leveraging AI and ML to advance execution and algorithmic trading.
- Where is robotic process automation (RPA) successfully being used and how does this compare to the needs/requirements of the front office?
- To what extent is it beneficial and when does it start to be detrimental?
- What is really working from a performance and execution standpoint?
- How to overcome the bottlenecks of implementation such as cost and infrastructure limitations?
Tom DorisGlobal Head, Data Scientist, Co – Head, Investment Analytics
Jean-Francois PerretonHead, Algo Quant
9:45 am - 10:05 am Keynote Fireside Chat – How can you source unique liquidity at the best price when low market impact in key to drive enhanced performance?
10:05 am - 10:45 am All Star Panel – Executing new alpha generation strategies: how to prioritise new data initiatives whilst juggling urgent day-to-day trading operations to avoid getting left behind?
- What are the new markets to trade with and where are the future investment opportunities?
- How can AI be used to source these newer opportunities?
- What other alpha generating techniques and tools are available ie. generating alpha signals through analytical tools
- Across the industry, where is it being leveraged in the investment process and what about the future applications ie. effective research, back office?
- How can you find something new: building internal projects to research and test newer approaches
- What help is out there for AI acceleration?
Daniel LeonGlobal Head, Trading, Security Financing & Derivatives
AXA Investment Managers
Fabien OreveGlobal Head, Trading
Candriam Investors Group
Andrea NardonPM, Head of Quant
Sarasin & Partners
Jas SandhuHead, Global Equity Execution Algorithms
RBC Capital Markets
10:45 am - 11:20 am Morning Refreshment Break
11:20 am - 11:50 am SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER - Creating the winning team: Thomas Bjørn and the story of Europe's Ryder Cup success
Europe’s Ryder Cup team
ENHANCING DATA ACCESS AND USAGE
11:50 am - 12:30 pm 360 Degree All Star Panel – The fight towards better quality market data, reduced costs and improved availability – where are we now and how are current efforts making a difference?
- Market data pricing: something needs to change so what are the exchanges doing?
- The future of consolidated tape: how has this evolved and how will regulators address issues around block monitoring and it being accurately printed on the tape?
- How to best access this data and negotiate it: real time data feeds, access to IOIs and certification updates
- Future data availability outside of the traditional providers: how are brokers kicking back?
- How have limitations on access and cost impacted behaviour in the marketplace?
- Updates on data availability in the public domain
- Overcoming inconsistencies in how this data is reported and what are vendors doing to better address this challenge?
Ali YazbekDeputy Director, Asset Data Management
Amundi Asset Management
George MarootianEVP, Head of Technology
Natixis Investment Managers
Steven WilliamsGeneral Manager
Ian MawdsleyHead, Buy Side Trading EMEA & APAC
DRIVING FAIRNESS IN PRICE DISCOVERY
12:30 pm - 1:10 pm Oxford Style Debate – Speed bumps on European exchanges are beneficial to the market as they add liquidity and give market makers more protection and opportunities to take on more risk - TRUE or FALSE?
- How have speed bumps at some European exchanges impacted the market? Harmful or beneficial?
- What are the parameters for evaluating the effectiveness of these mechanisms?
- How do these speed bumps stand up against MiFID II regarding pre-trade transparency, fair and orderly trading, access, best execution, and access to market data?
- How do speedbumps add more liquidity to markets?
Philippe GuillotManaging Director, Markets Directorate
Autorité des Marchés FinanciersAutorité des marchés financiers (AMF France)
1:10 pm - 2:20 pm Lunch and Networking Break
1:10 pm - 2:20 pm Lunch Masterclass 1
1:10 pm - 2:20 pm Lunch Masterclass 2
Track A: New Disruptive Technologies in Trading / Stream chair: Richard Balarkas, Chairman, SquareBook2:20 pm - 2:55 pm Fire Side Chat - Post trade analysis: how can you change attitudes to make post-trade data more easily accessible and ensure key explanatory insights are being extruded from trades?
- How can you work better with your broker to ensure the information is accessible, clean and accurate?
- Where are the current technology developments and innovations that will provide better post-trade analysis?
- How can you explain what happened with all the information post trade?
Mads IngwarCEO and Co-Founder
Track A: New Disruptive Technologies in Trading / Stream chair: Richard Balarkas, Chairman, SquareBook2:55 pm - 3:30 pm Oxford Style Debate – Blockchain will impact global stock trading more than it has already affected currencies – For and Against
- How does the current institutional uptake of blockchain technology for example, with cryptocurrencies, reflect the future potential in trading applications
- What are the practical examples of how blockchain can be used to store and transmit data around the globe and then applied in trading?
- Legal and regulatory opportunities and challenges
- Evaluating the challenges and opportunities to fully monetise the technology
- What are the risks and opportunities in scaling and maintaining security standards?
- Ownership structures and strategic flexibility
Frank SteffenManaging Director & Co-Founder
Virginie O'SheaSenior Analyst
Capital Markets Fintech Research Specialist
Track B: Implementing New Automation Capabilities To Achieve A Smarter Workflow / Stream chair: Julia Streets, CEO, Streets Consulting3:10 pm - 3:30 pm Panel - What are the most advanced applications of the algo wheel and the best strategies to effectively grade and categorise trades for improved automated trading?
- What are the future applications and potential of algo wheels?
- What are the successful ML techniques to best identify where and when to trade?
- To what extent do humans still need to intervene and will the routing decision ever be fully automated for all trade types? If not why?
- How do algo wheels work from a cost perspective?
- How do algo wheels work from an information leakage perspective and how sophisticated are they now?
- How accurate are algo wheels at evaluating broker performance?
- What alternative methods are there that may be more accurate?
Raymond WasefTrade Execution Analyst
Investec Asset Management
Dr Darko MatovskiCEO
Track B: Implementing New Automation Capabilities To Achieve A Smarter Workflow / Stream chair: Julia Streets, CEO, Streets Consulting2:55 pm - 3:30 pm Case Study – How have recent developments in real-time venue analytics and reinforcement learning algos enhanced exploration and exploitation in advanced investment decision making?
Track C: New Markets & Investment Opportunities / Stream chair: Carrie Osman, CEO, Cruxy & Co.2:20 pm - 3:10 pm Panel - Emerging markets: what are the current trading opportunities and how can you access these markets quickly and efficiently?
Capitalising On Smart Data Management Techniques To Gain An Information Edge3:10 pm - 3:30 pm Fire Side Chat - Best execution monitoring: how can you best automate trade surveillance and second line monitoring to make better connections between processes and tangible business results on a long term basis?
- How to best enhance trading procedures and fine-tune it on a regular/real-time basis
- How to overcome the biggest challenges around trading and compliance information flow?
- What are the outliers to look for on a regular basis?
- How many are normal and how are these thresholds built and characterised?
Katja KallionalustaSenior Compliance Officer
Nordea Asset Management
3:30 pm - 3:35 pm Transition to Stream B room
DISRUPTIVE TECH BRANDS CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO
3:35 pm - 4:10 pm FINTECH INCUBATOR – Finding the disruptors of the future: who are the fintechs driving change and how are they shaking up financial markets?
Our buy side judging panel, along with our audience will hear 4 fintech pitches where they will address the following topics. The audience will get the chance to listen and choose which company they believe will have the biggest impact in the market. Real time voting will be used to find the winner.
- How to innovate in a time where it appears it’s limited
- Where is the proof of concept?
- How can these newer technologies be carefully monitored by compliance?
- How can fintech better help buyers when it comes to level of investment vs value add for the business vs speed to market?
- How are start-ups handling the growing pressure in IT security?
Maria Scetta, CEO and Founder, DeltaBlock
Chandini Jain, CEO, Auquan
Mark Badyra, Founder & CEO, Appital
* Chilled beers to be served
Cruxy & Co
Maria ScettaCEO & Founder
Mark BadyraCEO & Founder