TradeTech Europe 2018

April 25-April 26, 2018

Palais des Congrès de Paris

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Speakers

Speakers 2018

Sir Christopher  Meyer
Sir Christopher Meyer
Former British Ambassador to the United States, former Ambassador to Germany and BBC Broadcaster
Robert Ophèle
Chairman
AMF
Tom Springbett
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
Seth Merrin
CEO and Founder
Liquidnet
Doug Cifu
CEO
Virtu Financial
Rob Boardman
Rob Boardman
Managing Director, CEO Europe
ITG
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
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
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.
Laurent Albert
Laurent Albert
Global Head of Trading
Natixis Asset Management

Laurent Albert started his career in 1997 with CIAL (Strasbourg) in a treasury role covering cash, swaps and repo products. He moved two years later to ETC/Pollak to work as a broker for the government bond market. In 2001 he joined IXIS Asset Management, which merged with Natixis Asset Management in 2007. He joined as a dealer and then became responsible for all fixed income at NAM. In 2009, Laurent Albert became global head of trading at Natixis Asset Management Finance, which includes equity, fixed income and securities lending.

Carl James
Carl James
Global Head, Fixed Income Trading
Pictet Asset Management
Lance Uggla
Lance Uggla
CEO
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
BlackRock
Graham  Sorrell
Graham Sorrell
Head of Equity, Currency and Derivatives Trading EMEA
SSGA
David Miller
David Miller
Head, EMEA Trading
Invesco
Stefan Hofrichter
Stefan Hofrichter
CFA, Head of Global Economics & Strategy, Managing Director
Allianz Global Investors
As Head of Allianz Global Economics & Strategy team since 2011, Stefan’s research covers global economics and asset allocation. 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. Stefan is a member of the firm’s Global Policy Council, the Global Tactical Multi Asset Investment Council and of the Global Bond Investment Committee. 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
Huw Gronow
Head, Dealing
New Asset 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
Simon Steward
Head, European Equity Trading
Capital Group
Antish Manna
Head of Execution Research
Man GLG
Kenneth McLeish
Kenneth McLeish
Global Head, Equities Trading Technology
JP Morgan AM
Eric Boes
Eric Boes
Global Head, Trading
Allianz Global Investors
Matt Howell
Matt Howell
Head, Derivatives & Multi-Asset Trading
T. Rowe Price
Steve Sachs
Steve Sachs
Head of Capital Markets
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Dr. Sabine Dittrich
Head, Global Regulatory Intelligence
UBS Asset Management
Daniel Nicholls
Head, Trading
Hermes Investment Management
Antoine Bisson
Antoine Bisson
Head of Execution
Exane BNP Paribas

As Head of Execution at Exane BNP Paribas, Antoine is responsible for managing High Touch Trading and Sales Trading, Electronic Trading, Portfolio Trading, as well as the Quantitative and Technology teams. His previous experience include 8 years at Deutsche Bank where he was Head of EMEA Execution Sales, and 4 years at Morgan Stanley in the Global Portfolio Trading team. He has extensive knowledge of clients’ changing needs in a growingly fragmented and complex equity market.

Richard Parsons
Richard Parsons
CEO
Instinet Europe
Richard Semark
Richard Semark
CEO, UBS MFT, Head, European Client Trading and Execution
UBS
Mark Ford
Head of Product
LiquidMetrix
Ralston Roberts
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
Chris Marsh
Head, AES Europe
Credit Suisse
Alun Cutler
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
Duncan Higgins
Managing Director, Head, Electronic Sales
ITG

Duncan is Director of the electronic sales group at ITG, and is focused on explaining the algorithmic execution, electronic liquidity access products and the Triton EMS to European clients. With his previous experience at the multi-lateral trading facility Turquoise, Duncan offers extensive industry experience on electronic execution and the intelligent tools that are available to the market.

Richard  Bentley
Richard Bentley
Chief Product Officer
Ullink
Rick  van Leeuwen
Rick van Leeuwen
Head, Institutional Trading
IMC
Mark Hemsley
President, Europe
Cboe Europe
Matthew York
Matthew York
Fixed Income Product Owner
FlexTrade
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
Chris Hollands
Head, European Sales
TS
Wolfgang Fabisch
Wolfgang Fabisch
Co-Founder and CEO
b-next
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
Tom Stenhouse
Head of Product, Equities
London Stock Exchange Group
Michael Mollemans
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).

Martin Froehler
Martin Froehler
CEO
Quantiacs

Martin is the CEO and founder of Quantiacs, the first marketplace for quantitative trading systems. Martin has over 20 years experience with the markets, with a focus on quantitative finance. He was the head of IdeaLab Research, one of the preeminent private quantitative research firms in Zurich. Martin and his team developed cutting edge trading systems currently managing hundreds of millions of dollars. In his role there was in charge of hiring, managing and teaching new Quants.

Gavin Wells
Gavin Wells
Head of Europe
Digital Asset
Julia Streets
Julia Streets
CEO
Streets Consulting
Ben  Sturgeon
Ben Sturgeon
Director
Tradeweb
Niki  Beattie
Niki Beattie
CEO
Market Structure Partners
Antonello Russo
Director, Risk & Quantitative Analysis Group
Blackrock
Enrico Massignani
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
Yann Couellan
Head of Fixed Income Execution
BNP Paribas Asset Management
Ed Wickes
Head, Equity Trading EMEA
LGIM
Cyrille  Combes
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
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
Miles Kumaresan
Global Head, Trading
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
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
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
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
Matthew McLoughlin
Head of Trading
Liontrust
Alex  Neil
Alex Neil
Head of Equity and Derivatives Trading
EFG Bank
Joe Kassel
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
Henry Reece
Head of Sales
SIG

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
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
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
Remco Lenterman
Global Head of Business Development
Citadel Securities
James Baugh
James Baugh
Head of European Market Structure
Citi Group
Denise Xifara
Denise Xifara
Co-Founder
Nupinion
Mahmood Noorani
Mahmood Noorani
Founder
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
Oliver Kilian
Director – ETF Advisory & Trading
UniCredit
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
Kjelle Blom
CEO
Optiver
Greg Cook
Greg Cook
CEO
Neovest
A founding member of Neovest, Greg leads the financial industry’s premier broker-neutral electronic trading platform. Prior to his current position, he served as Executive Director of Software Development, where he oversaw all technological advancements, creating a premier platform for institutional buy-side, sell-side, and proprietary trading firms. Greg joined Neovest in 1998 when the company operated as Roberts-Slade, Inc. Starting at the technical support desk, he accepted increasing responsibility in various departments, including quality assurance and program management.
Tony Shaw
Tony Shaw
Director
SIX Swiss Exchange
Tony has been the Director of the London office of SIX Swiss Exchange since November 2009. He is responsible for the promotion of the its products and services, managing relationships and expanding its network within the UK financial community. Tony began his career in financial markets in 1986 as a junior dealer with Seligman Harris. He spent 9 years at Smith New Court/Merrill Lynch progressing through business management roles that included time as their Financial Controller in Australia. He spent 12 years at HSBC where he gained extensive experience developing their trading capabilities across numerous equity markets in Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Tony is a qualified accountant and has more than 30 years’ experience in global markets covering trading, client management, business development and market structures. He has been a regular representative at a number of industry trade bodies and advisory committees that over the years that includes LIBA, AFME, FESE and FIX.
John Adam
SVP, Director, Portfolio Management & Trading Solutions
FactSet
Tracy Wolfe
Head of Strategy, Portfolio Management & Trading Solutions
FactSet
Charles Poliacof
Charles Poliacof
Chief Revenue Officer
Visible Alpha
As Chief Revenue Officer at Visible Alpha, Charles leads the firm’s sales and growth initiatives while also helping to lead efforts around strategy, recruiting, performance and culture. Charles brings 15 years of experience in finance and entrepreneurship. Previously, Charles served as Managing Director at Novus where he focused on sales, growth and business development. Prior to Novus, he was Co-Head of Trading and a Portfolio Manager at Centurion Investment Partners until its acquisition in 2011. Charles co-founded Applied Analytics building technology for automated trading strategies. Charles started his investment career at Schonfeld Securities. He is also very passionate about philanthropy. He founded and is Chair Emeritus of the Junior Board of Seeds of Peace and currently serves on the advisory board of the non-profit Portfolios With Purpose.
The Rt Hon  Peter Lilley
The Rt Hon Peter Lilley
Former Trade and Industry Minister
Peter Lilley is a witty, lucid and thought-provoking speaker on economics, Parliament, energy and developing countries. He has had three careers: first as a Development Economist working on Aid projects in Africa and Asia; then in the City as a financial analyst specialising in Energy investment, becoming Partner of a leading City firm and Director of an oil and gas exploration company; then for 34 years in Parliament including 10 years as a Minister in Margaret Thatcher’s and John Major’s Cabinets at Trade and Industry then Social Security.
Edouard Alligand
Edouard Alligand
CEO
QuasarDB
Edouard Alligand is the founder and CEO of QuasarDB. Edouard has a strong technical background with a heavy focus on kernel programming and system programming. He is a world-renowned C ++ expert and, as such, a published author and recurrent speaker.
Harald Carlens
Harald Carlens
Vice President, Electronic Products
ITG
Christiaan Scholtes
Christiaan Scholtes
Head of EMEA Markets
Virtu Financial
Joe Everitt
Joe Everitt
Managing Director
Stifel
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
Jürgen Blumberg
Head of Capital Markets EMEA
Invesco PowerShares
SourceETF is a London based ETF manager. Juergen is responsible for strategic relationships with authorised participants, brokers, dealers and market makers. He works with investors to identify the most cost effective and efficient ways to buy and sell Source products, both in general and for specific trades. Before joining Source, Juergen worked at iShares and was responsible for capital markets in German-speaking Europe, Eastern Europe and the Nordics.
Neil Joseph
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.
Tom O’Brien
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
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
Simon Taylor
Head of Electronic Execution, Equities
SEB
Simon r 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
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.
Alex Parsons
Alex Parsons
Vice President, Head of Investment Control
Amundi Asset Management
Marcus Hooper
Marcus Hooper
Private Consultant
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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
Rebecca Healey
Head of Market Structure and Strategy
Liquidnet

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.

Paul Squires
Global Head of Trading and Securities Financing
Axa Investment Managers
Justin Dickerson
Justin Dickerson
General Manager Fintech
Data Robot
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
Ben Solari
Director of Inside Sales
Data Robot
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
Vincent Dessard
Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor
EFAMA
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.
Patrick King
Patrick King
Director of Execution Services
Equiniti Financial Services Limited
Patrick’s broad retail broking experience spans almost 30 years, starting at Prudential Bache in the late 80’s, Fortis, BNP Paribas and then Williams de Broe. Since 2015 he has been responsible for the trade execution at Equiniti Financial Services Limited, providing execution services as the registrar to approximately 50% of the FTSE 100 companies and 35% of the FTSE 250, as well as to the Equiniti D2C brands Shareview Dealing and Selftrade.
Michael Richter
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
Sean Kennedy
Head of Investment Operations - EMEA
Vanguard
Alain Courbebaisse
Alain Courbebaisse
CTO
Euronext
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
IG
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
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
Ari Burstein
President
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
Tom Van Riper
Managing Director & COO
Cubist Systematic Strategies
Tom is the Chief Operating Officer of Cubist Systematic Strategies (Cubist - https://www.point72.com/cubist/), which is an affiliate of Point72 Asset Management (https://www.point72.com/) , a global asset management company headquartered in the United States. Tom joined what is now called Cubist in October 2009 and has over two decades of experience in trading and technology encompassing market data, trading systems, execution algorithms, program trading, and relationship management. Before joining Cubist, Tom was the Chief Operating Officer of start-up hedge fund Trace River Capital (http://www.traceriver.com/) from 2006 to 2009. From 2005 to 2006, Tom was the Chief Operating Officer of Neovest (https://www.neovest.com/), an execution technology broker, which was acquired by JP Morgan in 2005. From 2002 to 2004, Tom was also the President of Vector Partners, an algorithmic trading broker, acquired by Bank of America in 2003. Prior to Vector Partners, Tom was the Global Head of Sales & Account Management for Instinet (https://www.instinet.com/) in 2001 and, previously, a Managing Director on Bear Stearns’ program trading desk. In 1991, Tom joined Integrated Analytics Corporation (IAC), the creator of real-time trading expert systems, which upon the acquisition by the Investment Technology Group (ITG - https://www.itg.com/) launched Quantex.
Robin Mess
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
Mark Pumfrey
Mark Pumfrey
CEO, EMEA
Liquidnet
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
Chris Jackson
Head of EQS, EMEA
Liquidnet
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.
Mike Bellaro
Mike Bellaro
Global Head of Equity Trading
Deutsche Asset Management
With EUR 719 billion of assets under management, Deutsche Asset Management is one of the world's leading investment management organizations. Mike has a core focus on technology innovations for improved execution globally. He is currently developing and further educating his trading desk on market structure and risk management as well as implementing an innovative sector trading approach. By encouraging portfolio construction, Mike looks to improve intellectual capital on the trading desk as well as increasing smart trading.
Joelle Tarrant
Head of Market Structure
HSBC
Robert Buller
Robert Buller
Global Head – Account Management
Kepler Cheuvreux