19 - 20 November, 2014
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Trading Architecture Singapore

16 November 2011, Grand Hyatt, Singapore

8:00 Registration and Morning Coffee and Opportunity to View Exhibition
Registration and Morning Coffee and Opportunity to View Exhibition
8:50 Plenary Chair’s Opening Remarks
Plenary Chair’s Opening Remarks
9:00 PANEL: Riding the challenges of the threat of competition in Asia’s changing trading venue landscape
The SGX/ASX merger ultimately failed but the idea opened up the possibility of major Asian exchange consolidation for the first time. With US and European venues tying up at a faster rate than ever, will the Asian exchanges follow suit to stay competitive in a global market?
  • Synergies and opportunities: understanding the criteria for potential mergers
  • Global outlook on the major collaborations and the drivers for each
  • How is the threat of competition driving exchange innovation?
  • Assessing the push in technology and how collaborations with vendors or international venues can create win-win situations
  • Identifying what can be done to drive and keep down trading costs – the cost of clearing and liquidity relationship
  • Assessing the impact of alternative venues and what they mean for pricing and liquidity
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9:50 PANEL: Locating and aggregating liquidity and navigating fragmentation to secure best execution for clients and stakeholders
Kent Rossiter, Head of Regional Asia Pacific Trading, Allianz Global Investors
Kevin Cronin, Global Head of Trading, Invesco
Best execution as a concept is engrained in law in Europe and the US, but in Asia it is used as a target to aspire to. This session explores the techniques used by brokers to ensure they get best execution for their clients and looks at liquidity issues across the Asian markets.
  • Analyzing volume levels on the growing number of dark pool venues to identify liquidity
  • What factors should you take into account when deciding on which trading venue to use?
  • Effects of Indications of Interest and other order types on trading across dark venues
  • Exploring the impact of market trading hours on sourcing liquidity
  • Challenges of obtaining accurate post-trade information and the need for consolidated tape
  • Is the growing proliferation of venues in Asia a good thing?
Kent  Rossiter

Kent Rossiter
Head of Regional Asia Pacific Trading, Allianz Global Investors

Kent joined RCM in May 1999 as the Head of Regional Asia Pacific Trading and is based in Hong Kong, one of RCM’s three global trading desks. As at end of June 30st, 2012, Allianz Global Investors Group had assets under management in excess of EUR 291b.. From 1996 until 1999, Kent was a Deputy General Manager of Asian Equity Sales at Nikko Securities. Prior to that, he was the Head of Japan Desk, A [read more]
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Kevin Cronin
Global Head of Trading, Invesco

One of the most respected traders on the buy-side, Kevin Cronin is the Global Head of Trading and is responsible for trading desks in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. Kevin joined Invesco in 1997 as the Head of Listed Equity Trading for Invesco Aim and later became Director of Equity Trading. In January 2007 Invesco named Kevin the Global Head of Equity Trading. Before joining Invesco, Kevin [read more]
10:20 Morning Break
Morning Break
11:00 Trading Architecture Chair’s Introduction
Trading Architecture Chair’s Introduction - Thomas McMahon, CEO & Founder, PACE (Pan Asian Clearing Enterprise)
11:10 Merging and integrating the technological roadmap for AEV’s in Europe
Overall share of European equities trading by Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTFs) has increased from almost nothing in 2007 to more than 30% by mid-2011. As liquidity shifts from national exchanges to MTFs, Europe’s market structure landscape is changing in order to adapt to the new paradigm. BATS Europe has emerged as a significant MTF and market structure leader, most recently becoming the first major European stock trading platform to offer multilateral interoperable clearing services. In this presentation Mark will discuss:
  • Characteristics of MTFs
  • Benefits of standardisation
  • Order routing
  • Interoperable clearing
  • Diversified markets and regulation
11:40 PANEL: Perfecting the art of slicing and dicing latency across the trading value chain
Jeremy Green, Global Head of Market Data and FMD Infrastructure, Standard Chartered Bank
A new breed of trading technology professional is emerging – the low latency specialist. Their job is to assess the performance of the trading processes to minimize latency. This is an ongoing and never ending task, but a critical one if the full value of an expensive IT upgrade is the be fully realized and competitors kept in check. Learn from our latency specialists on how they perform their work and where they see this industry moving.
  • Defining latency: Propagation latency, transmission latency and processing latency
  • Where to find ultra low latency innovations and how to adapt their lessons
  • How to conduct the latency audit and who are the latency offenders              
  • Predicting the next major leap in latency
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Jeremy Green
Global Head of Market Data and FMD Infrastructure, Standard Chartered Bank

12:10: Using historical tick history to perfect your trading strategies
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14:20 Architecting future proof HPC solutions to manage the real time data explosion at the TSX
HFT operations teams must ensure low, consistent latency through the inevitable network disruptions and traffic spikes. While financial firms are spending millions to shave latency from computing resources, the optical transport is often where you can achieve significant gains in performance. Here we learn how the third largest stock exchange in North America manages this process.
  • Building the enabling HPC technology framework
  • Network strategies on the micro and macro level
  • Improving performance of the colocation strategy
  • Monitoring and reporting low latency services
14:50 Precision implementation of trading systems
Henry Young, CEO, TS Associates
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Henry Young
CEO, TS Associates

Henry Young is founder and CEO of TS-Associates, a firm that specialises in monitoring and analysis of networks, financial middleware products and electronic trading systems. With the TipOff network monitoring appliance and the Application Tap software instrumentation card, TS-Associates provides a complete range of precision instrumentation solutions capable of providing nanometric transparency i [read more]
15:20 PANEL: Comparing the fast moving technology models and profit strategies in today's high speed markets
Stuart Gurr, Head of Global Trading Technology & IT Infrastructure Asia Pacific , RBS
The trading venue landscape is very competitive with an army of new entrants forcing rapid evolution across the traditional and alternative trading sectors. The technology models vary but everyone seems to agree that low latency investment is good for business. Here we ask, what challenges does the introduction of HFT bring to the markets and how do you introduce HFT strategies into your existing trading strategy.  
  • Reflecting on regulations and market technology that enable HFT
  • How has HFT impacted the market microstructure
  • What impact has HFT had on investors execution plans
  • How are algos and trading strategies changing to manage HFT
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Stuart Gurr
Head of Global Trading Technology & IT Infrastructure Asia Pacific , RBS

Stuart is currently the Asia Pacific Head of Global Trading Technology for RBS. His team's responsibilities include the full spectrum of investment banking related infrastructure technologies, comprising electronic trading, market data, eCommerce, grid computing and execution/market connectivity services. The division's product coverage is cross asset-class and extends from front through to back o [read more]
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16:50 Perfecting the ULL system: Back and middle office integration
Integration between EMS, OMS and the other systems that make up the complete trading lifecycle is the critical issue for buy-side firms. Providers need to work diligently to ensure inter-system connectivity is seamless and quick to implement. Kenneth shares how RBS integrates its trading platform.
  • Selecting the right model to meet the capacity challenge and regulatory requirements
  • Ensuring flexibility and cost effectiveness when consolidating your systems
  • Optimising low latency messaging and trading software architecture
  • Simulating a realistic system test of cross asset trading performance
18:10 Please join us for cocktails
Please join us for cocktails