TradeTech Euope's 2013 speaker line up is filled with over 165 speakers across the 3 day event including representatives from the buy side, sell side, trading venues and solution providers.
- Hear from senior buy side about their challenges and strategies in trading in low liquidity environments
- Get on top of regulatory compliancy updates - covering the front-back office.
- Hear how both buy and sell side and trading venues are building or adopting multi-asset trading architecture systems.
Plus much much more........
Constantinos Antoniades is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Vega-Chi Limited. Prior to Vega-Chi, Constantinos was a fixed income trader at Goldman Sachs for 11 years and a fund manager for another 3 years. Vega-Chi operates buy-side to buy-side electronic trading platforms for European high yield bonds, European convertible bonds and US high yield bonds (via its wholly-owned subsidiary Vega-Chi US Limited). Vega-Chi has more than 150 institutional investors as participants in its platforms.
I am responsible for all UK based customers, trading platforms, industry bodies and regulators for EMCF, Europe’s largest and lowest cost equity CCP, where I have been since November 2011. Previously, I spent 17 years with the London Stock Exchange Group, where I held a variety of senior strategic and development roles in trading, post trade and regulation. I strive for effective markets and an understanding of their interrelated elements.
Already Head of Supervision of EuroTLX SIM S.p.A., through ad-hoc delegation from the Board of Directors, since January 1, 2012 Stefano Cuccia has temporarily been exerting the powers previously held by the C.E.O.
Stefano Cuccia started his career as a lawyer. Subsequently he held roles of compliance officer and internal auditor with financial brokers. His last position before joining EuroTLX was as Head of Internal Control of DrKW Securities Sim SpA, formerly Albertini & C. SIM SpA.
He is member of the Editorial Board of "Strumenti Finanziari e Fiscalità", journal edited by Egea (Bocconi University). He also wrote papers for Capital Markets Law Journal, edited by Oxford University Press.
Jens Jacob Foged has 13 years experience in creating and managing Global Equity & CFD, trading desks. Through IT integration, he is able to cut cost and minimize risk in market making & trading, thus increasing Sharp ratio & profit substantially. Mr Foged has been licensed as a trader on all major European exchanges and has made markets in over 700 stocks worldwide. Currently he is working on Trade Cost Analysis, OMS/EMS integration, Multi Asset Trading and hedging of ETF market making books. Former positions held include: Head of Trading Equity and CFD, Saxo Bank 2002-2007, Global Equity Trader, Nordea Securities 1997-2002 and from 1992-1997, he was a Private Banker at Nordea.
Tony Harrop has been in the Information Technology arena for 30 years and spent 6 years working in Europe with the last twelve years being spent back in the City. In 2007 he created and launched LiquidityHub a Fixed Income platform to serve the Interest Rate Swaps market. In 2010 he joined PLUS Markets as part of their strategic initiative to realign the company and build a 'Next Generation' stock exchange. He recruited a new service-oriented team, reduced costs significantly, and developed an in-house exchange platform. This resulted in a MBO and the launch of Forum Trading Solutions and a hosted 'exchange-in-a-box' service that was targeted at the emerging MiFID II regulation. In 2012 he joined the GMEX initiative as CTO helping them build a set of global Security and Derivative exchanges.
Responsible for the integrity, efficiency and development of the Irish Stock Exchange’s markets for traded securities, and a member of the ISE Executive Committee. He oversees overall operations, business development, management of relationships with strategic partners and is also responsible for the Exchange’s IT strategy. He is Chairman of the cross-industry Irish Market Advisory Committee and is also a non-executive director of the Irish Investor Compensation Company. He has been an active participant on behalf of Ireland’s capital markets in the development of securities law in the European Union, including as a member of the CESR Consultative Panel on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. Brian’s graduate and postgraduate studies were in the areas of Economics and Finance. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and is an Accredited Mediator.
Mark Hemsley is chief executive officer of BATS Chi-X Europe, operator of the largest pan-European equities market and the European arm of BATS Global Markets. Under his leadership, BATS Chi-X Europe and its predecessor company, BATS Europe, emerged as a European leader in market structure, technology and innovation.
After BATS Global Markets acquired Chi-X Europe in November 2011, Mr. Hemsley became CEO of the combined BATS Chi-X Europe organisation. In the span of five months, he and his team launched the first full interoperable clearing service offered by a trading venue and successfully integrated the BATS Europe and Chi-X Europe MTFs, capped by the seamless move of Chi-X Europe’s trading books to BATS’ technology platform.
During his tenure at BATS, he and his team have received numerous awards, including the “Financial News 100 Most Influential” ranking in the top five in the market structure category. Mr. Hemsley also contributes his market structure expertise as a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Secondary Markets Standing Committee providing consultation on the impact of market structure changes and ESMA policy development.
Before joining BATS, Mr. Hemsley was managing director and chief information officer at LIFFE, running its Market Solutions group. At LIFFE from 2001-2004, he won major contracts with top exchanges and transformed the technology organization to capture greater revenue from its exchange businesses. A LIFFE board member, he was also heavily involved in the sale of LIFFE to Euronext, the predecessor company to NYSE Euronext.
Previously, Mr. Hemsley was a managing director of global technology - serving as chief operating officer and a CIO - during his tenure at Deutsche Bank GCI, the investment bank. With that company, he managed teams of professionals in Frankfurt, London, New York, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, while working closely with the firm's trading operations.
His previous positions included time as a vice president at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was global head of foreign exchange technology, and a stint as CIO at Natwest Capital Markets.
Dominic Holland has been Director of Credit eCommerce Sales at Deutsche Bank since first joining the bank in 2010. In this role his responsibilities have encompassed improving and marketing Deutsche Bank’s liquidity to clients in both the Cash Credit and CDS markets over electronic platforms and working with clients to navigate the evolving market structure.
Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Dominic traded Corporate Bonds for 15 years in both London and New York for Société Générale, Barclays and Rabobank. In 2001 he moved into trading platforms, designing and rolling out MarketAxess European Credit Bond Platform. Dominic eventually returned to the sell side, joining Barclay’s Capital in an eCommerce sales role. Finally he implemented a strong Credit eTrading platform as European Head of eCommerce at Royal Bank of Canada, before joining Deutsche Bank.
Maria Hurajova joined the Bratislava Stock Exchange in January 1993. In the same year the Exchange started its trading activities. As a head of division she was responsible for projection of clearing and settlement procedures related to Stock Exchange trades. Later on, in a position of deputy general director she was responsible for trading, clearing and settlement of trades executed on Bratislava Stock Exchange.
Since 2001 she is in position of general director of Bratislava Stock Exchange.
Maria Hurajova is also deeply involved in the area of venture capital industry. From 1998 she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Slovak-American Entreprise Fund, since Fund´s transformation to Slovak-American foundation in 2011 she is a member of the Board of this foundation.
CEO of the Budapest Stock Exchange
1995-2012 Heading the investment services and capital markets units of ING Group, in different positions:
2002-2012 Executive Director (ING Bank Rt / ING Bank NV Hungary Branch)
1998-2002 CEO (ING Baring Securities Rt)
1995-1998 Deputy Executive Director (ING Baring Securities Rt)
1991-1995 MID Broker Ltd. (acquired by: Cs. Csiky Securities Rt) - Head of securities sales and trading
1990 EMO Trading House - analyst
1989 ABB Insurance Co. (Belgium) - trainee
Christian Katz is the Chief Executive Officer of SIX Group's Cash Markets Division. The Division encompasses SIX Swiss Exchange and SIX Exfeed, a leading supplier of raw financial data. SIX Swiss Exchange also operates several joint ventures including Scoach, which is Europe's first exchange to specialize solely in structured financial products, Swiss Fund Data and STOXX, a European leader in financial market indices.
Before joining SIX Group in early 2009, Christian Katz headed the representative office of Goldman Sachs International in Switzerland, where he focused on the firm's institutional equity and derivatives business. Before that, he spent eight years with JP Morgan Chase in London, where he was initially responsible for institutional equity sales to Swiss clients and later the Head of Research Marketing for Europe. He was also actively involved in international banking as a result of his previous positions at London Forfaiting Company and SBC Warburg in Zurich, London and Hong Kong. Christian Katz holds a Masters in Business and Finance and a PhD in Finance from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Benoît Lallemand has 10 years' experience in the market infrastructure industry. He worked as a team leader on structured finance issuance. He then became responsible for the coordination of several business steering committees, covering the impact of Basel II, MiFID, consolidation in the post-trade industry and the work of the CESAME group, amongst others. He was most recently a senior internal consultant at Euroclear, specialized in asset servicing and business intelligence, including regulatory reporting. He is responsible for market-related files at Finance Watch and the author of a position paper on MiFID 2, 'Investing not Betting'.
Grew up in Scotland. Won a scholarship to study at University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business then graduated from Edinburgh University with a joint honours LLb (Law and Accounting). Staying in Edinburgh he entered finance in 1990 as an analyst in NatWest's Equity Quants team, working on indices then derivative and portfolio risk. Spent 1992-99 as a derivatives broker with responsibility for developing and selling clearing and the technology platform, transferring with the team to Deutsche Bank. Moved to eCommerce in 1999 then into equity market connectivity and responsible for algorithms before taking on current responsibility for European market structure in 2006. This role has led to involvement in several equity market structure initiatives, consultative groups and becoming a Board member on the Turquoise MTF, chairing AFME’s Securities Trading Committee and Co-chairing FPL’s Regulatory Subcommittee. Stephen's motivation and remit, is to improve, or increasingly to avoid a decline in, market efficiency. Greatest career achievement is finding a job he loves in The City of London while avoiding having to relocate from Edinburgh where he lives with his wife, three children, two ferrets and a whippet called Frankie.
Hirander is Non-Executive Chairman of financial markets exchange technology firm Forum Trading Solutions and Managing Director of Misra Ventures, a consultancy providing specialist senior level advisory services to stock exchanges, trading venues and electronic trading firms. Previously he was the Chief Operating Officer of Chi-X Europe Limited and one of the founding Directors of the company, instrumental in taking the company from concept to successful launch so that it became the second largest trading venue in Europe after the London Stock Exchange.
Earlier in his career, Hirander held a variety of roles in the electronic trading space during his 8 year tenure with Instinet, most notably SVP Head of Product Development and Head of the European Exchange Linkages Group, delivering Instinet, Europe's direct exchange connectivity product suite, and launching the first European Smart Order Routing system.
Hirander began his career as a graduate at Reuters. He is also a member of the Project Management Institute and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Hirander has a BSc from the London School of Economics and an MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University London.
Mr. Mitkov has been an advocate and trailblazer to improve efficiency in Foreign Exchange derivative markets with innovative electronic trading and market neutral business model since 1998.
Olof Neiglick is CEO of Burgundy - a marketplace for Nordic securities based in Stockholm. Burgundy
offers banks and brokers an alternative platform for trading Nordic securities, warrants, structured
products and ETF's. Mr Neiglick has over 20 years of experience from buy- and sell-side institutions.
Mr Neiglick's previous roles include serving as CEO of Nordea Investment Funds and deputy CEO of
OMX Stockholm with responsibility for product development, trading and clearing. Mr Neiglick is a
graduate of University of Stockholm, with an M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance. He is qualified as a
Certified European Financial Analyst from SFF/Stockholm Schools of Economics and has served on
the Board of various industry associations. He is presently on the Board of the Swedish Financial
Richard has worked in equity research since 2005, initially at Sanford Bernstein where he researched investment banks and stock exchanges, before joining Berenberg in 2011 to focus in depth on financial market infrastructure.
Will Rhode joined TABB Group as an analyst in March 2010 and is based in London. He brings fourteen years experience as a financial journalist specialising in the risk management and derivatives industry, principally for Risk Magazine and its associated publications. Previously, he was Editor Americas for Risk in New York and Editor of AsiaRisk Magazine in Hong Kong. In addition to journalism, Will has also worked as a novelist and has had three thrillers published and translated into five languages by major international publishing houses. He hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
Martin Reck is the Managing Director at Deutsche Börse AG responsible for the Cash Market Structure and the electronic trading system Xetra®. Currently some 230 European banks and broker firms from 20 countries use the Xetra system. Over 1,000 ETFs, 400 ETCs and ETNs, 10,000 equities from 70 countries, 26,000 corporate and government bonds and 1 million structured products are traded on Xetra – more than on any other trading venue.
Since 1998, Mr. Reck has held a number of leadership and project management positions with Deutsche Börse Group such as Head of Xetra Market Design and Functionality. In 2003, he became a Managing Director and was responsible for Group Functionality, from 2007 on for Group Strategy. Since 2007, he also is a lecturer at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Chair of Corporate Finance.
Martin is a German native. He holds a Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Dortmund. He also holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems of the Institute for Information Systems, University of St. Gallen.
Ivan Takev is of Bulgarian Stock Exchange. He joined its team in 2001 and was appointed as CEO in 2008.
His entire experience is in the area of securities trading. Prior to joining Bulgarian Stock Exchange Ivan Takev held an expert position at the Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission.
In May 2012 he was appointed as a member of the management board of the central securities depository in Bulgaria.
BTA Consulting Limited (BTA) - a niche and leading financial markets consultancy group, which Brian set up in 1991.
BTA has advised more exchanges than any other consulting house. This includes more than 80 projects with mature and emerging markets Exchanges, Regulators, MTFs, CSDs and Central Banks and other projects with the customers and suppliers to markets being Investment banks, Data Centres and IT providers.
While running BTA Consulting, Brian has held various executive and senior positions with exchanges including:
Chief Finance and Technology Officer of PLUS Markets,
CEO of the Bahamas International Securities Exchange and
Interim Head of Finance for the Court Funds Office, Her Majesties Government.
Brian qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co and worked for Merrill Lynch and Price Waterhouse Consulting, prior to establishing BTA.
Brian holds a First Class Honours Degree in Geography from the Victoria University of Manchester and is a Member of the Society of Industry Leaders (Guidepoint).
Senior Vice President, Head of Derivatives and ETPs, Oslo Bors. 2008-
Head of UK retail sales, Saxo Bank. 2005-08
Dr. P.B. (Piebe) Teeboom is a senior policy adviser in the Strategy, Policy and International Affairs Division of the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), where he works on secondary markets and corporate governance issues. In the secondary markets area, the focus of his work is on market structure and the MiFID review, automated and high frequency trading, and the Financial Transaction Tax. He is the co-author of the AFM report on high frequency trading (November 2010) and is a member of the ESMA Taskforce on Micro-structural Issues, where he was involved in the development of the ESMA Guidelines on Systems and Controls for Automated Trading (2011).
Michel Andre is CTO at Saxo Bank, an investment bank providing online multi asset class margin trading services for a wide variety of clients. Michel has over 15 years experience as an architect and technologist in the financial services industry and currently overseas a technology team. Michel has been in charge of designing and re-architecting existing systems related to all kinds of trading and risk management for increased scalability and throughput over a number of large projects and programmes of work including .
David is IPUG Executive Committee Member, COSSIOM Vice-President in charge of relations with Market Data Associations, and FISD Executive Committee member as well as Co-Chair of the FISD Consumer Constituent Group. He is director in Market Data Global Sourcing at UBS since 2008. He was Head of Procurement and Cost Control at RBC Capital Markets Europe during 2008. He was Global Head of Market Data at Barclays Capital from 2006 to 2008 and also Global Head of Market Data from 2001 to 2006 at Societe Generale. From 1993 to 2001, David worked for Morgan Stanley, first in the Fixed Income, Commodities and Foreign Exchange department, where he held Sales and Trading posts in Europe. He later joined Morgan Stanley Market Data and Technology department in London.
Robin Bloomfield is Professor of Software and System Dependability at the City University London and a founder of the specialist consultancy Adelard LLP. His work in safety and security in the past 30 years has combined policy formulation, technical consulting and underpinning research. He has held a variety of professional and honorary posts. He was an independent member of the UK Nuclear Safety Advisory Group (NUSAC), was a member of the UK Treasury Expert Group on Interdependencies and leads a number of research projects on systemic risk and critical infrastructure security. Robin Bloomfield attended St John’s College, Cambridge and holds an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and is also a chartered engineer.
Ari Burstein is the senior counsel for capital markets issues for the Investment Company
Institute and ICI Global. In his role as Senior Counsel, Mr. Burstein is responsible for regulatory and
policy issues impacting investment companies and investment advisers, particularly trading, market
structure and brokerage related issues across the equities, fixed-income and derivatives markets, in the
U.S. and globally.
Mr. Burstein joined the Investment Company Institute in 1998 and has been providing
additional counsel to ICI Global since its inception in 2011. Prior to joining the Institute, Mr.
Burstein 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.
Mr. Burstein graduated from The George Washington University National Law Center in
Washington, D.C. in 1992. He received his undergraduate degree from Queens College in New York
and also attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Tony is Executive Director and Lead Architect in the CTO Office at UBS, where he drives technology strategy in multiple areas important to UBS's trading and investment banking businesses. Prior to UBS, Tony was Global Chief Architect for Credit, Rates and Global Emerging Markets at JPMorgan, setting the strategic architecture direction for those businesses. Other roles within JPMC included Chief Business Technologist for EMEA Credit Markets and Chief Business Technologist for JPMorgan Equities EMEA. Tony has had responsibility for front office, middle office, and core processing systems, as well as supporting systems such as Global Reference Data and P&L. Tony also represented JPMorgan in the ISDA FpML Standard's Committee. Before joining JPMorgan, Tony was the European CTO of New Era of Networks (NEON) Inc. and before that was Head of Equity Trading Group IT at Nomura International plc. Tony received his Ph.D. in information engineering at The City University, London in 1986 and a B.Sc. from University College London in 1983. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer.
With over 20 years of experience in data, Hany Choueiri joined HSBC in 2009 and is currently the Global Head of Entity Data Quality. Prior to HSBC, Hany worked at Deutsche Bank, Clerical Medical and Ernst & Young where he managed a number of key client data, business intelligence and cash management initiatives. Having been instrumental in pioneering one of the first Data Warehouses, Hany's career has been centered around data and its management. His passion for data is complemented by expertise in the use of process improvement, project & programme management methods such as Six-Sigma and PRINCE2 and their combined application to data quality projects.
Matt is responsible for defining the strategy and success of Linedata’s front-office products, as well as co-ordination of product strategy and integration within the group. Matt has over 17 years of experience in the asset management industry, with experience within asset management and consulting firms. He has worked in derivatives operations for Rothschild Asset Management, as a project manager and business analyst at Barclays Capital Fund Solutions and also worked at Simplex Consulting, Insight Investment and SunGard Futures Systems. His areas of expertise include trading, compliance, integration, fixed income and derivatives.
Colin is Head of Data Architecture for the Markets & International Banking (M&IB) division of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).
Following an initial career in the defence sector, Colin has held senior infrastructure management and software development positions in several investment banks.
He joined RBS in 2006 and led several initiatives to address key data and architecture challenges facing M&IB. These included a programme to develop and implement a consolidated, authoritative store of all transactions. As Head of Data Architecture, Colin works across M&IB to drive progress towards an agreed target state for how data is sourced, stored and shared.
I am highly skilled in implementing end-to-end business critical projects within financial markets and financial firms. With a strong track record in delivery I am an excellent leader who can initiate innovative approaches to planning, resolving issues and identifying potential risks by using my global business experience allied with solid systems knowledge and entrepreneurial talent.
I have experience of working with international project teams taking account varying cultural styles, ways of working, regional regulatory differences, legal requirements and time zones.
Nick Green has over 20 years experience in investment banking, internationally and in the UK; the past six with CA-CIB developing their e-commerce strategy and offer. Before that he was with HSBC from 1989. Roles included, management of Capital Markets businesses including Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income and Derivatives trading and sales, Balance Sheet Management, Bond Origination, Equity Broking, and Corporate Finance, Treasury Management, Bond Trading and Equity Capital Markets as well as Retail, Corporate Banking and Trade Finance, living and working in Hong Kong, Bahrain, Canada, Oman, New York, South Korea, London, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Paris. He has a Masters in International Relations from Cambridge University and a Bachelors Degree in Economics, Politics and Philosophy from University of East Anglia. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Rafah Hanna is one of the industry’s most respected leading experts on exchange market data policies and leveraging an entrepreneurial spirit to advise and benefit exchanges and market participants.
Rafah was previously Global Head of Licensing for NYSE Euronext.
There Rafah was responsible for the market data policies facilitating new opportunities in the licensing of market data working closely with customers consuming market data.
Prior to joining NYX, Rafah was Head of MTS Data at EuroMTS, the European government bonds trading platform where he grew the data business into a multi-million euro profit stream.
With over 15 years’ market data experience Rafah has held various senior positions at leading service providers to the financial markets gaining substantial knowledge within the market data arena. These include Datastream as Senior Executive of Global Data Acquisition, Investhink, and a special project group working with former CEO of Reuters Information and as Chief Content Officer.
Additionally, Rafah maintains a keen involvement in high-profile industry bodies such as the FISD where was Co-Chair of the Exchange Constituent Group and Vice-Chair of the FISD Executive Committee.
Gerald Le Donne is currently the global Head of Market Data making him responsible for strategy, solutions and operations. Gerald has been tasked with the review and consolidation of data functions across three business areas and setting the strategic vision for the market data group.
Igor Lobanov is the Enterprise Architect at Legal & General Investment Management, one of Europe’s largest institutional asset managers with £371bn assets. He is responsible for defining technology strategy for the Front Office and Central Dealing functions. Igor has 12 years experience in developing mission-critical enterprise applications predominantly for financial sector and telecommunications both in the UK and Russia, with a background in high-volume transaction processing systems. Igor is a member of International Association of IT Architects (IASA).
Stéphane Malrait is Managing Director and Global Head of FIC E-Commerce at Societe Generale. Based in London, Stéphane joined Societe Generale in August 2007 to lead the bank e-commerce initiatives across Credit, Rates, Money Market, Emerging Markets and Foreign Exchange products and to develop on the FIC Group’s cross-asset ecommerce strategy. Previously, Stéphane has worked at JPMorgan Chase for ten years based in New-York and London, working in different roles in Global FX E-Commerce Business Management and cross asset eCommerce technology. Stephane is also a board member for several eTrading market initiatives and market associations. In October 2010 Stephane was nominated president of the ACI FX committee.
David Miller was a market maker at Smith New Court from 1982 to 1995, and then Market Controller for Tradepoint, the first order driven exchange in the UK, until 2000. Following that David resumed trading with Knight Securities then returned to Tradepoint, after it had become Virt-x, as a consultant. David joined Invesco Perpetual in 2001 and currently heads a small team of specialist pan-european equity dealers trading for the Henley based funds of Invesco.
Jogi Narain is a Partner and the CTO of FGS Capital LLP whom he joined just over a year ago. He has extensive experience in Investment Banking IT. In past roles Jogi has been a Global Architect at UBS, Head of Client Connectivity at Lehman Brothers and Technology Co-Head of the European HFT at Goldman Sachs. He remains hands on and has a pragmatic approach to most technology challenges faced in today’s ever changing business environment.
Andrew Parry is a Director at Bank of American Merrill Lynch, based in London, working on Equity Linked Derivative Technology
His career has involved hands on technical development, management of diverse teams working on multiple projects, and employing expertise and influence across global organisations
Much of his work is focused on balancing strategic and tactical objectives, managing software assets, and organisational change. A particular current focus is the changing Business and Regulatory environment in the Derivatives Market, and the consequences of those changes for Trading, Risk, and Operations
He is the Chair of the ISDA/FpML Equity Derivative Working Group, and Co-Chair of the FIX GDC, and GSC member
Previously Andrew Parry has worked in various Technology and Management Positions at JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, and Instinet. He holds an MSc in Computer Science, and a BA Hons in Economics
Ben Stopford is a specialist in data and compute technologies with experience at several investment banks and at Thoughtworks. He has a number of publications and speaking engagements to his name covering Distributed Data Management, Software Process and Test Driven Development. He currently leads development of the centralised trade repository at RBS which blends low latency, Big Data and relational concepts.
You can find more about him at http://www.benstopford.com
Dr. David Thomas is a lecturer in the Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College, where he is course director for the Electrical and Information Engineering degree programme. His research mainly focusses on the acceleration of computationally intensive numerical techniques, using FPGAs and GPUs, with a particular focus on computational finance. One key area is the development of fast yet accurate fundamental numerical methods, such as Monte-Carlo, numerical integration, and lattice methods: how can they exploit the parallelism and customisation offered be a hardware platform, while still guaranteeing the accuracy and stability of the answer. Another interest is in the description and expression of financial problems through domain-specific languages (DSLs), as there is no point developing very fast hardware accelerated numerical methods if there is no way of making them available to industry specialists."
James Walker is the Vice President, Managed Networks Services for Tata Communications, part of the $83.5 billion Tata Companies. James is responsible for leading the company’s VPN line of business, covering enterprise and wholesale Ethernet, MPLS, VNO and network integration services.
With nearly two decades of experience in the telecommunications and IP space, James leads the strategy, management and development of the VPN portfolio which covers over 3,000 Ethernet access nodes in 52 countries, direct MPLS services to 100 countries and managed extended access and network integration offerings in more than 190 countries.
Prior to joining Tata Communications (formerly VSNL) in 2007, James was the Head of Access and Professional Services at BT Wholesale. During his tenure he was responsible for access cost reductions for BT Wholesale’s data products, the development of the 21CN Ethernet and MSIL products, and the promotion of BT Professional Services to wholesale customers.
Previously, James spent seven years working at Cable & Wireless as the Manager of Business Development, Asia and later managing the wholesale data portfolio. He has also held senior level positions with Telstra, Sun Microsystems Professional Services, and several Internet startup companies in North America and Asia.
Carl Weir works as Head Of Cross asset FIX Connectivity (EMEA) for HSBC Global Banking and Markets in London. In his role he covers the management of EMEA on-boarding for Cross Asset FIX clients, Vendor Management of 60+ Vendors, as well as maintaining tactical and strategic client relationships for electronic trading via FIX in unison with the Trading Desks. Carl is also involved in new platforms, standard and practices for bleeding-edge products utilizing the FIX Protocol within HSBC. Carl also sits on the FPL Fixed Income Steering Committee, and FPL Fixed Income Technical Stream Working Group. He was also published in FIX Global magazine recently commenting on the US Minority Broker Dealer Market. Carl has over 11 years experience in the FIX domain, and has previously worked for ABN AMRO, CSFB, Deutsche Bank, and Barclays.
Philippe Buhannic, CEO and co-founder of TradingScreen, is an industry pioneer. Buhannic has stayed on the forefront of global markets and financial technology for more than 30 years, in a career that has spanned executive management, technical, and marketing experience in international markets. Buhannic founded TradingScreen with Joseph Ahearn in 1999, working to connect global sell-side participants and leading regional brokers to a common environment. TradingScreen was ahead of the curve from day one – delivering market access, and order and liquidity management to the buy side – anticipating the shift away from paper-based trading towards digital markets. Today, TradingScreen is not only the world’s leading execution management system (EMS), it is also the leading independent provider of liquidity, trading and investment technology via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to the financial community. Prior to TradingScreen, Buhannic served as a Managing Director at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in New York. While at CSFB, he worked in fixed income where he handled listed derivatives, prime brokerage and e-commerce. Buhannic was also responsible for creating and implementing CFSB’s e-commerce products, including the “Prime Family” comprised of PrimeTrade, PrimeClear, Prime Brokerage and PrimeFund; all of which have received industry accolades as a successful attempt at global distribution of electronic, multi-asset asset class transaction processing via the Internet.
From 1993 to1995 Buhannic served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fimat Futures USA, Inc., the subsidiary of French investment bank Societe General (SocGen), where he was credited with establishing Fimat as a viable and profitable player in the US marketplace. Prior to SocGen, from 1987 to 1993, Buhannic was the deputy Chief Financial Officer of Credit Commercial de France, where he oversaw the development of the foreign exchange dealing rooms and the global marketing of FX and interest rate products.
Buhannic holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in international business from New York University’s Stern School of Business, a Master’s degree in Finance and Taxation from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and has taught business and finance courses at his alma matter. He is a longtime board member of the Futures Industry Association and has worked in most major financial cities such as New York, Paris, Zurich and Sao Paulo. He is fluent in French and Portuguese.
Chris is responsible for the EMEA Equities Electronic Trading Technology team. This team builds and runs the firms electronic trading offering including; algorithmic trading, smart order routing, the firm’s dark pool, market data, client and exchange connectivity.
Chris joined Barclays in January 2010 in order to build out the equities electronic trading offering in EMEA. During the 3 years, the electronic trading team has done a complete overhaul of the platform.
Prior to joining Barclays Chris worked at Polygon Investment Partners on the events trading desk. Polygon is a UK based hedge fund, and Chris worked 1st for them in their NY office and eventually moved to their London office. Prior to that Chris worked in equity derivatives technology at Merrill Lynch after a number of years consulting in trading technology at Morgan Stanley and other companies.
Andreas runs the European FX Trading Team.
He is responsible for the dealing and support of timing decisions made by Portfolio Managers and creation of a functioning FX Trading set-up.
Andreas works with FX and treasury products for over 15 years. He rejoined DIT in 2004 as a senior FX trader. Prior to that he was a senior sales trader for 5 years at Citigroup. He is an investment professional since 1985 with focus on FX trading and portfolio management.
Niki Beattie began her financial markets career in Information Technology at Security Pacific. She went on to work at Merrill Lynch for 14 years and became Managing Director and Head of EMEA Market Structure. Niki left Merrill Lynch in 2008 to set up The Market Structure Practice, a strategic consulting firm specializing in financial market structure.
In her role at Merrill Lynch, Niki handled the relationships with the Exchanges and trading platforms and was instrumental in creating competition in the European Exchange environment; spearheading the development BOAT, acting as a key founder of Turquoise and working on the impact of new European regulation. She sat on the Boards of Virt-x, BOAT, Turquoise and Trade Ideas.
The Market Structure Practice focuses on trading and clearing issues and developments and clients have included some of the world’s leading investment banks, trading platforms and clearing houses, as well as high frequency trading firms, asset managers and hedge funds.
Began career with Abbey National Asset Managers (formerly Scottish Mutual) in 1996 working in Investment Admin before progressing to US Equity Dealer in 1999. Took additional responsibility for Far East and Asian regions in 2002, before joining Invesco in July 2004. Currently Senior Equity Dealer for The Americas and Eastern Europe.
Dale is a Managing Director and the Head of the European Trading team with responsibility for Equity, Fixed Income, Currency and Futures execution for SSgA in London. Dale started his career trading Fixed Income and equities at ANZ Grindlay's Bank, and then global equities and derivatives at Sarasin. Prior to joining SSgA, Dale was with Legal and General Investment Management where he was trading UK / European equities, LDI instruments and Macro Hedge fund strategies. He covers active equity strategies in London.
He has a BA with Distinction in Applied Economics from the University of Hertfordshire. He completed the Advanced Derivative Certificate from the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 2001 and has the IMC qualification also. He is a member of the IMA Dealing Committee in London, a member of the London Operational Risk, Valuation committees & the Trade Management Oversight Committee. Dale joined SSgA in 2006 and has almost 14 years financial markets experience.
Diana Chan is chief executive officer at EuroCCP. Before joining EuroCCP in 2007, she had regional and global management responsibilities for post-trade services at Citi, JP Morgan, The Bank of New York and Euroclear in Europe, the United States and Asia. Since 2003, Diana has been member of advisory groups on clearing and settlement organized by the European Central Bank and the European Commission. Most recently, she has been appointed to the ESMA Post-Trade Standing Committee’s Consultative Working Group, and is an alternate member of the ESMA Stakeholders Group
Alex Chryssochoides joined Eurobank Equities in 2003 and is Senior Director, Head of Trading in Athens, Greece. He supervises the Equity and Equity Derivatives Market Making Desk along with the Prop Trading Desk. Prior to this he worked for Telesis Investment Bank, as Deputy Head of the Derivatives Desk. He holds a B.Sc and an M.Eng in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College (UK) and an M.Sc in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University (US).
Dave Cliff has worked at the University of Sussex, at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, at Hewlett-Packard Labs Bristol, at Deutsche Bank's London Foreign-Exchange Complex Risk Group, at the University of Southampton, and from July 2007 at the University of Bristol where he is Professor of Computer Science. He is also a founder of Syritta Algorithmics Ltd, a technology development and consultancy company. In October 2005 Cliff was appointed Director of a £14m five-year UK research consortium, addressing issues in the science and engineering of Large-Scale Complex IT Systems. He is author or co-author on over 70 academic publications, inventor or co-inventor on 15 patents; and he has undertaken advisory and consultancy work for a number of major companies and for the UK Government. He's given well over 100 invited keynote lectures and seminars; and he and his work have frequently been featured both in the press and on TV and radio.
Philip Coggan is the Buttonwood columnist of The Economist. Previously, he worked for the Financial Times for 20 years, most recently as Investment Editor. In that post, he founded the "Short View" column and wrote the "Long View" and "Last Word" columns. In 2009, he was voted Senior Financial Journalist of the Year in the Wincott awards and best communicator in the business journalist of the year awards. Among his books are "The Money Machine", a guide to the city that is still in print after 25 years and "The Economist Guide to Hedge Funds". His latest book, "Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the New World Order", was published by Penguin in 2011.
Richard has been with Eastspring investments (formerly known as Prudential Asset Management (Singapore) as Director, Head of Dealing, since 2006. Previously he worked for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and, before that, with Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in Edinburgh. Eastspring Investments runs a team of eight dealers covering all asset classes, focusing mainly on Asian assets.
Izan started his career in stockbroking in 1990 as junior analyst and portfolio manager. He became a JSE individual Stock Exchange Member in 1992. In 1997 he established the equity and corporate finance divisions for a well know member firm, which also culminated in a listing on the JSE. In 1998 he founded Izan de Bruin and Co, an independent Member Firm of the JSE, concentrating on asset management and corporate finance. The company was sold in 2001, after which he concentrated his efforts on asset management.
Xenium Financial Managers (Pty) Ltd was incorporated in 1997 and became a category I, II (discretionary) and IIA (hedge fund) Asset Manager approved by the Financial Services Board.
Izan is a registered assessor and moderator and regular lecturer in financial markets and as such registered to present and award the national diploma financial markets. He is also the author of various financial markets educational material.
Over the years Izan served on various listed and non-listed company boards. Of special mention, is the directorship with Randgold and Exploration Ltd from 2007 to 2010, where he was tasked with the oversight and management of all Mineral Rights including gold, uranium, platinum, diamonds, coal, Iron-ore, manganese and instrumental in negotiating a rather positive settlement with JCI.
Currently active in asset management including a newly established institutional BEE asset management JV and involved in corporate finance in Mining and mining related organisations throughout Africa.
Gregory Fishman has graduated from the ITMO – one of the best technical Universities in Russia. Being an irrepressible personality he decided to pursue his passion and made life long commitment to cutting edge technologies and deep science fields for Artificial Intelligence.
In 2006 he established a private R&D Institute and started building a strong team of scientists and developers researching such fields as computability theory, evolutionary models, multi-agent systems, algorithmic modeling of financial markets, quantum physics methodology in order to make the most efficient trading and asset management system based on Algorithmic Trading. The result is a creation of algorithms that were recognized by RTS and MICEX in 2011 and awarded as the most effective HFT platform. Nowadays this platform makes more than 10% of the Russian stock market turnover. This success has been approved in 2012.
“Our software handles turnover more than $1billion daily, which is roughly 10 percent of the Russian stock market. The most successful algorithms are used in QBC activities”
During last 6 years Gregory and his partners invested more than $10M to create new scientific approach for the trading algorithms and cofounded Quantum Brains Capital.
Alexander Fleiss serves as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Rebellion Research Partners LP, a Global Macro hedge fund powered by Artificial Intelligence and based in New York. Mr. Fleiss has spoken about Artificial Intelligence investing in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Geo Magazine and Institutional Investor.
Prior to co-founding Rebellion Research in 2007, Mr. Fleiss served as a Principal at KMF Partners LP, a long-short US equity fund. While at KMF, he was primarily responsible for investments in the financial service and technology industries. Mr. Fleiss began his investment career as an analyst for the Strong Value Fund, where he developed investment algorithms with the firm's Managing Partner, Laura Sloate. Mr. Fleiss received a BA Degree from Amherst College.
Alison Graham is Chief Investment Officer of Voltan Capital Management and portfolio manager of Voltan Frontier Markets Fund. Ms. Graham has over seventeen years’ experience in emerging and frontier markets finance. Until 1998, she was a partner and senior analyst for Latin American equities at the investment bank Caspian Securities. In 1998, she moved to Moscow to join United Financial Group where she was responsible for equity analysis and corporate due diligence on the Russian power sector. Since 2000, Ms. Graham has managed Voltan's frontier markets advisory business including trading across the fund's universe of sixty early-stage emerging markets. She holds a Master's degree from the University of California at Berkeley, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is fluent in six languages.
Steve is responsible for Fidessa’s strategic development globally, including the development of new geographic markets, asset classes and strategic partnerships and driving new industry initiatives within Fidessa's community of over 25,000 buy-side and sell-side users.
As part of this Steve heads up the firm’s strategy in response to the changing trading landscape as new lit and dark venues emerge and regulation and technology combine in different ways in different geographic regions. He also played a significant part in bringing Fidessa's market analysis tools (the Fidessa Fragmentation Index® (FFI), the Fragulator® and the Tradalyzer™) to the wider trading community, providing a regular written and video commentary on the opportunities and challenges facing markets via a community forum that was launched at the end of 2008, and through other channels.
More recently, Steve has written a number of white papers on a range of industry topics, including a series on the impact of multi-market structures on the Australian equity trading landscape, an exploration of Japan's evolving financial markets, an insight into the forces reshaping the derivatives industry and an examination of the response of global firms to the profound changes the world's financial markets have undergone in recent years.
On joining Fidessa in 2004 Steve led the development of the company’s multi-asset trading capabilities. He was previously founder and CEO of specialist derivatives software house Future Dynamics which was one of the companies at the vanguard of the shift from open outcry to screen-based trading in world derivatives markets.
Huw Gronow is Director, Head of European Equities Trading for Principal Global Investors. He provides oversight for the London trading desk while dealing in developed and emerging markets equities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He joined the firm in 2004. Before joining Principal, Huw was a trader at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers where he specialized in U.K. equities. Previously, he was a trader at TT International Investment Management specializing in global equities. Huw has also worked at Morgan Stanley and Lloyds Banking Group in various management roles. He received a master's degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 1996, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (MCSI).
Alasdair is the founder and CEO of Aquis Exchange. He is the ex-CEO of Chi-X Europe, and was responsible for growing the business into Europe's largest stock exchange and into profit before its sale to BATS in late 2011. Prior to that, Alasdair spent 11 years heading up ITG's international business, pioneering the introduction of electronic trading and crossing into the European and Asian marketplaces. Alasdair began his 30 plus-year career in the City with Morgan Grenfell and has held senior positions at a number of investment banks including HSBC and UBS.
Marcus Hooper runs Market Acumen, a financial markets consulting practice. The practice focuses on trading and market structure issues, especially in the fields of process management, regulatory affairs, trading systems and trade management.
Prior to this Marcus ran the European division of Aritas Financial, which was both an MTF and an investment firm offering algorithmic trading capability. He spent over 26 years in financial services including 17 years in senior asset management trading roles. He was the manager in charge of trading operations for the Investment Management divisions of HBOS, Dresdner and AXA. Throughout his career he has worked in the fields of market microstructure and the deployment of electronic trading.
Having been actively involved in financial services industry working and advisory groups Marcus has made contributions in the areas of electronic trading, financial markets regulation, market structure, transaction cost analysis and the development and application of trading technology. He has worked on financial markets projects undertaken by The European Commission, The UK Treasury, The FSA, The Investment Managers’ Association, The British Banking Association, The London Investment Banking Association and The London Stock Exchange.
He has published papers on Financial Markets behaviour including studies on the subjects of best execution, electronic and alternative trading systems and transaction cost analysis. He co-authored papers with Professor Schwartz, the Distinguished Professor of Finance and Economics at the City University of New York. Marcus has been published in the book “The Equity Trader Course” and the somewhat more sensational “A Million a Minute: Inside the Mega-money, Hi-tech World of Traders”.
As a regular contributor at industry conferences he is a firm believer in improved education in the area of market microstructure. Marcus is proud to have lectured executive MBA programs in the UK and USA, and was a nominated speaker for the USA’s Association of Investment Management and Research education program.
Carl James is Global Head of Fixed income and FX, for Dealing Services, and also MD for Dealing Services UK.
With his global team he manages the dealing flow for the asset management arm of BNP, (current AUM EUR550B), and the flow from external clients.
He was previously global head of dealing for all assets, and responsible for the security lending program at Fortis Investment Management (AUM EUR270B).
Jeff Kim is COO for CDNetworks US/EMEA and is responsible for the end-to-end customer experience. Jeff’s responsibilities include leading sales, service, marketing, product management and customer support. Jeff has championed the development of CDNetworks’ Web Performance Suite, and in positioning CDNetworks as the trusted global advisor to enterprise companies with mission critical applications.
Hendrik Klein is an expert in Relative Value Strategies, alternative investments and the Head Portfolio Manager since 2004 at Da Vinci Invest Ltd, a independent asset manager, based in Zurich, Switzerland, which runs their own successful Relative Value hedge fund as well.
He started his career as a derivatives trader at MTH Midas Trading House from 1996 to 1997, which became the largest trader on the DTB at that time. He subsequently held trading and brokerage positions at Fimat International Banque S.A. (1997) and Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg (1998 to 2000), before becoming the Head of Trading and a director and partner of Frohne & Klein Wertpapierhandelshaus GmbH in 2000. He held this position until 2004, during which time he specialised in listed options trading on EUREX.
Mr Klein holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Mittweida.
Rick Lacaille, Executive Vice President is Global Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of State Street Global Advisors and a member of the firm's Executive Management Group. In his role as Chief Investment Officer Rick has responsibility for all investment management activity at SSgA, including research and trading. Prior to his current role, Rick was Head of Global Active Equities, and previously European CIO. Rick serves on the European and International Executive Committees and the SSgA Investment Committee. Before joining SSgA in 2000, he held a wide variety of posts in quantitative fund management and research at Gartmore Investment Management, including periods as Head of Quantitative Research and Head of Structured Equities.
Rick has a BSc(Hons) in Operational Research from Lancaster University and MSc in Econometrics from London Guildhall University.
Rick is a member of the FTSE Policy Committee and he sits on the Asset Management Committee of the Investment Management Association. He is a regular writer and broadcaster on investment issues and speaks frequently at industry conferences.
Andrew Lapthorne joined Societe Generale in London in November 2007 and heads up the Quantitative Analysis team. Previously Andrew was at Dresdner Kleinwort. In the 2011 Extel Survey, his team was ranked #1 and he was also ranked #1 as individual analyst.
After completing his BBA in Marketing at University of Wisconsin in 1995, Svend Egil Larsen held various positions within accounting at Dresser, Halliburton and Radisson SAS Hotels. From 2000 until 2005, Svend worked for the financial online service SOL Børs and Stocklink in Oslo as a product manager, journalist, and later managing director. Stocklink was closely affiliated with the online stock broker Stocknet. Svend quit Stocklink in late 2005 to become a full time trader, trading for his own account, and has since traded mainly equities at the Nordic stock exchanges, and also the US exchanges. After a lenghty court battle against the Norwegian financial regulator, he was in 2012 aquitted for charges of market manipulation against an algorithm made by US broker Timber Hill.
Ruben Lee is the CEO and Founder of Oxford Finance Group, a consulting firm which concentrates on business, economic, legal, political, regulatory and strategic aspects of financial markets. His clients include international finance organisations, governments, regulators, exchanges, clearing and settlement organisations, broker-dealers, data vendors, custodians, fund managers, commercial and investment banks, and strategy consultants. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Lee was a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University, where he specialised in financial economics and law. He worked from 1980 to 1984 in the capital markets in New York and London for Salomon Brothers International. Ruben has published widely on many topics concerning financial markets, including on exchanges, clearing and settlement, market data, regional integration, and securities regulation. He has written widely on many topics, and his most recent book is “Running the World’s Markets: The Governance of Financial Infrastructure” (Princeton University Press). Ruben has spoken throughout the world on many issues related to financial markets, and provided a range of official testimony in the UK, US, EU and Canada. He is a member of the Conseil Scientifique of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers in France, and was previously on the Advisory Panel of Financial Services Experts, established by the Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee, European Parliament.
Tony Mackay has been at the forefront of electronic trading in Asia and Europe over the past 20 years. Whilst at Instinet in Asia he led the roll out of their electronic trading EMS and ‘upstairs’ trading products. In 2006 he was the founding CEO and then Chairman of Chi-X Europe. In 2007 he started the global expansion of the Chi-X product into Canada, Japan, Australia, Singapore and Brazil.
Tony is currently working on a global ‘FaceBourse’ product which is a financial multi asset market which uses the social networking principles of choosing who you interact with. Long term investors should be able to trade bigger blocks by choosing not to expose flow to particular segments of the market. The new market will include periodic crossing, real time continuous trading as well as a quote/request for quote market.
Christoph B. Mast is managing director and global head of trading at Allianz Global Investors, a position he took up in 2003.
He began his career as an M&A and corporate finance associate at ABD Securities in New York in 1986. After returning to Europe, Mast spent 10 years as an emerging markets fixed income specialist, running the trading and sales operations at Chemical Bank and Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt and London (1998-1999). In 1999, he joined the asset management arm of what, over time, became Allianz Global Investors.
A lawyer by training, Mast oversees trading teams in the US, Asia and Europe, is a member of AGI´s Global Investement Management Group and serves as a member of the international advisory boards of several exchanges.
Vincent Mooijer joined PGGM Vermogensbeheer B.V. (PGGM) in February 2009 to become responsible for equity trading in the new centralized multi-asset trading and execution department Prior to PGGM, Vincent Mooijer was head of dealing at AbnAmro Asset Management in Amsterdam. After studying Information Technology, Vincent Mooijer, started in 1996 on the investment banking part of AbnAmro working on various risk control projects, and switched to the asset management dealing desk in 2000. PGGM currently supports five pension funds in the Netherlands with approx. €100 billion of assets under management
Tony is a Managing Director in Nomura's fixed income research effort, part of the London-based Quantitative Strategies team. His work spans interest rates, foreign exchange, credit and commodities. Among other findings, his analysis shows that 1) alternatives as a class have provided more beta than alpha, 2) belief in the long-term performance of long-only is not justified by either theory or data, 3) most investors have negatively skewed exposure, as if short volatility, and 4) rules-based adaptation to fundamentals across fixed income markets outperforms long-only and alternatives in crisis and the long term. Such adaptation also offers a rare chance to achieve an efficient positively-skewed "long volatility" exposure.
Manoj Narang is the founder of Tradeworx, Inc. (www.tradeworx.com), a leading financial technology and trading firm whose mission is to democratize the role of advanced technology in the financial markets. Through its subsidiary Thesys LLC (www.thesystech.com), the firm offers a world-class trading infrastructure to investors with high-performance trading needs. Tradeworx also operates a successful and growing quantitative hedge fund business, as well as an in-house proprietary trading business focused on high frequency trading strategies. Overall, the strategies generate nearly 100 million shares per day of volume in the US Equity market.
Manoj has held a variety of technology, research, and quantitative trading positions at several major Wall Street firms, including Citigroup, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs. He graduated from MIT in 1991, where he studied Mathematics and Computer Science.
Prior to managing Dexia Asset Management’s centralised trading desk in Brussels, Oreve worked for CA Cheuvreux in Paris, where he co-founded the broker’s program trading desk in 2000. He has 15 years of experience in financial markets and holds a Master degree from Caen University.
From developing quantitative models to imaging the brains of investors, Dr. Peterson has spent his career at the intersection of mind and the markets. Dr. Peterson is Managing Director of the MarketPsych Group of companies comprising MarketPsych Data (financial sentiment data derived from news and social media at marketpsychdata.com), MarketPsych (behavioral economics consulting and training at marketpsych.com), and MarketPsy Capital (quantitative psychology-based asset management).
In the educational field Dr. Peterson developed popular financial personality tests, published widely in academic journals and textbooks, and is an associate editor of the Journal of Behavioral Finance. His book, "Inside the Investor's Brain" (Wiley, 2007) was called "outstanding" and "a seminal text" on investment psychology by Barrons. That and his second book "MarketPsych" (Wiley, 2010) (with Frank Murtha, PhD) were both named top financial books of the year by Kiplinger's.
Dr. Peterson received cum laude Electrical Engineering (B.S.), Arts (B.A.), and Doctor of Medicine degrees (M.D.) from the University of Texas. He performed postdoctoral neuroeconomics research at Stanford University and is Board-certified in Psychiatry. He lives in the New York City area with his family.
Tobias Preis is an Associate Professor of Behavioural Science and Finance at Warwick Business School. In 2007, he founded Artemis Capital Asset Management. His recent research has aimed to carry out large scale experiments on complex social and economic systems by exploiting the volumes of data being generated by our interactions with technology. Preis advises government agencies as well as private companies on potential exploitation of online digital traces. More information can be found on his website http://www.preis.co.uk
Michelle was appointed editor of the Financial News Trading and Technology section in October 2010.
Prior to joining Financial News, Michelle was Business Editor at the FT’s The Banker magazine, where she took responsibility for technology, trading, retail banking, and all Asia-Pacific coverage. Before her stint on The Banker magazine, Michelle worked on two business and technology publications.
Michelle is an award-winning journalist with a BA (Hons) in history from the University of Cambridge.
Simo, CEO Pohjola Asset Management Execution Services of Pohjola Asset Management is broadly experienced in the financial industry as a Trader, Portfolio Manager and Hedge Fund Manager. He has headed the Pohjola Asset Mangements multi asset class trading desk since 2008 with ongoing responsibility for the team´s contribution to the investment process. He is also Chief Executive Officer of Pohjola Asset Management Execution Services Ltd. He joined OP-Pohjola Group May 2000.
Tam is an Associate in the Quantitative Strategies team. He joined Nomura in 2011 after earning his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He also holds a Bachelor in Technology from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy.
Mr. Hakan Ozsoy was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1970.
He has graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Electronics and Communication Engineering Department in 1993, with honors. He then received his MBA in Finance & Accounting from Pamplin School of Business, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1995.
Just upon graduation; he has started his professional career at HSBC Securities in Istanbul at the research department whereas he continued to work as a research analyst till his military service. He has joined Eczacibasi Securities after completion of military service in 1997 and worked as Assistant Manager in Institutional Sales and Trading.
He has joined TEB Investment Istanbul as 'Institutional Sales and Trading Manager' in 1999 and has been promoted to 'Assistant General Manager' post at the same company after two years.
Hakan Ozsoy rejoined Eczacibasi Securities in 2006 and has been working as Assistant General Manager at Asset Management arm since then....
Kent joined Dresdner RCM in May 1999 as the Head of Regional Asia Pacific Trading based in Hong Kong, now running Allianz Global Investors Asian trading desk. As at end of Sept 30st, 2012, Allianz Global Investors Group had assets under management in excess of EUR 300b. 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, Asian Equities at Sun Hung Kai Investment Services both in Hong Kong and Tokyo. He has over twenty years investment experience. Currently, or in the past Kent has been active as a Speaker, Panelist, Member, or on the Advisory Boards of various groups including FTSE Asia Pacific Regional Committee , Institutional Investors’ International Trader Forum (ITF) events, & WBR’s TradeTech Asia, and the FIX Protocol Organization (FPL) as well as having served on OMGEO Asia’s Advisory Board.
Kent has a BA in Business & Economics/Int’l Business from Western Washington University, U.S.A., and an MBA from the University of Hull, U.K.
Tim Rowe is the manager of the Trading Platforms and Settlement Policy team at the UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA). The team is responsible for the FSA’s domestic and international policy regarding exchanges, multilateral trading facilities and settlement, as well as elements of OTC trading (including the MiFID regimes for post-trade transparency and systematic internalisers). The team is involved currently in European discussions on the MiFID Review, the Central Securities Depositories Regulation and proposed legislation on securities law. The team also examines elements of market microstructure, such as the role of high frequency trading, direct market access and co-location services. As part of this, Tim co-authored IOSCO’s 2011 report entitled “Regulatory Issues Raised by the Impact of Technological Changes on Market Integrity and Efficiency”.
Tim worked for a number of years at the London Stock Exchange managing the team responsible for the LSE’s secondary market trading rules. He was also the compliance officer for EuroMTS, a bond trading platform within the London Stock Exchange Group. Prior to that, Tim undertook a number of regulatory roles with the FSA and the Bank of England.
Joseph Saluzzi is partner, co-founder and co-head of equity trading of Themis Trading LLC, a leading independent agency brokerage firm that trades equities for institutional money managers and hedge funds. He is also the co-author of Broken Markets -- How High Frequency Trading and Predatory Practices on Wall Street are Destroying Investor Confidence.
Mr. Saluzzi is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on issues involving market access, algorithmic trading and other sell- and buy-side concerns. He has provided expert commentary for media outlets such as CBS’s 60 Minutes, BBC Radio, Bloomberg Television & Radio, CNBC, Fox Business, BNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reuters, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg News. Mr. Saluzzi also has authored articles for Traders Magazine, Dow Jones and Journal of Investment Compliance.
Prior to Themis, Mr. Saluzzi headed the team responsible for equity sales and trading for major institutional accounts at Instinet Corporation for more than nine years. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an MBA in Finance and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from New York University.
Larry Tabb is the founder and CEO of TABB Group, the global financial markets’ strategic advisory and research firm focused exclusively on capital markets. TABB Group helps senior leaders throughout the industry make critical decisions about their business by accurately assessing their customer base, competition, and evaluating key market opportunities.
Founded in 2003 and based on an interview-based research methodology, TABB Group interviews over 700 key senior financial markets leaders on a number of topics such as equity and derivatives trading, hedge fund and prime brokerage services, market structure, market data, and various technologies that enable the global financial markets participants to gain competitive advantage. TABB Group client base is comprised of the top investment banks, exchanges, depositories, asset managers, hedge funds, proprietary trading houses, technology vendors and service providers
Danielle Tierney is an analyst at Aite Group, specializing in the Latin American capital markets covering equity and derivatives market structure, exchanges, algorithmic and high frequency trading, and macroeconomic and regulatory drivers. She also covers buy-side equity research, buy-side macro trends (hedge fund and asset management, ETFs, Mutual Funds), research portals, and consolidated market data feeds.
Ms. Tierney brings to Aite Group a strong understanding of capital markets structure and a broad knowledge of the financial services industry. Before joining the firm, she served as an equity research associate at Jefferies & Co. as part of a team analyzing U.S.-listed stocks, where she monitored industry trends and company fundamentals to help formulate investment recommendations. Prior to that, she was a member of the Emerging Markets Equity team at Wellington Management, where she conducted research on a variety of industries and events in the Latin American market.
She has been quoted extensively in the press, in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Latin Finance, Financial News, FTSE Global Markets, and The Trade.
Ms. Tierney received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations. She is currently a candidate to complete Level II of the Chartered Financial Analyst program, and she holds the Series 7, 63, 86, and 87 securities licenses.
Marek Trepka graduated with the degree in Banking & International Finance from the Cass Business School in London.
Being Polish, but having spent more than 10 years of his career in London and Dublin, he combines the knowledge of both Eastern and Western European financial markets.
Over the last 13 years Marek Trepka got to know the financial trading from many different angles:
Worked for Eurex during the historic time when the exchange won over the liquidity in the Bund contract from London’s LIFFE and became the largest derivatives exchange in the world
Was a trader and a market-maker on the world’s major exchanges
Was managing the trading operations and risk exposure at the proprietary trading desks in Ireland and Poland.
Was a founding partner a firm developing the algorithmic trading systems
currently working as a consultant for the brokerages, fund managers and financial technology firms. He is specialising in business development projects related to the trading & market data platforms, access to the international markets, connectivity options and the clearing arrangements
Peter van Kleef, Managing Director Lakeview Capital Market Services GmbH
Prior to his role at Lakeview, Peter managed significant hedge fund type investment portfolios and quantitative trading departments for among others Cooper Neff, Salomon Brothers, HypoVereinsbank and Credit Lyonnais. He has over ten years of experience in the development and running of sophisticated automated trading operations. He holds a MBA degree from the Owen Graduate School at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA. He is a frequent speaker on complex arbitrage strategies with a focus on volatility arbitrage and high frequency algorithmic trading. He is also a well known consultant to the investment community with regards to trading, risk management, operational and strategic issues. Lakeview provides a large range of trading and risk management related services.
Jason started trading on the London International Financial Futures Exchange in 1987, trading interest-rate options for the LSE options market-maker, Amsterdam Options Traders. He became an independent trader shortly after and then founding partner of a large independent options trading group. During this time he also part-founded LDOS Ltd, a software firm that produced one of the first commercially available option pricing models in London. His partner in LDOS went on to set up and float the international company FFastfill PLC. Jason’s work on option-pricing and trade-execution algorithms for electronic trading introduced him to the field of systematic models where he has concentrated since 2005.
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Mike O'Hara is a veteran of the Capital Markets industry, having started his career in the mid-1980's as a junior trader for UBS, in the Gilt Options pit on the LIFFE floor. Describing himself as more of a geek than a trader, he spent most of the 1990's working for technology vendor SunGard, before leaving to set up the UK operations of software firms Iris Investment Support Systems and Alysis Technologies. Since 2002, he has run his own consultancy, providing business development services to financial technology firms. He set up the High Frequency Trading Review in early 2010, which has gone on to become one of the top-ranked websites for information related to HFT and algo trading.
Former COO IT at Barclays Capital, PJ is the founder and CEO of JWG – a think-tank recognised by regulators, financial institutions and technology firms as the independent analysts to help determine how the right regulations can be implemented in the right way. He works with executives in top financial institutions, and with their regulators and suppliers, to bring practical insights into the implementation global regulatory reform. Prior to starting his own company in 2006, he spent 14 years providing IT strategy and implementation services with McKinsey, Booz Allen & Hamilton and AT Kearney. He is a frequent author and public speaker on topics including EU regulation and financial services infrastructure. He has served as a Wholesale Banking Technology Innovation Award judge for the Financial Times’ The Banker magazine and the Financial News Awards for IT excellence.
Rien Jeuken joint De Nederlandsche Bank in November 1999 and has participated in several BIS working groups focusing on OTC derivatives and financial stability. Currently he is a member of the Financial Stability Board Implementation Group for the Legal Entity Identifier project.
Prior to joining De Nederlandsche Bank, he was platform manager at ABN AMRO Global Transaction Services.
John Serocold took up his position as a Senior Adviser at ICMA in January 2011.
He is responsible for ICMA’s work in the secondary cross-border market for international debt securities, including co-ordinating the response of member firms to current consultations on the review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and other European regulatory reform affecting the market.
Previously he was a Managing Director at the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) from 2009 to 2010 and before this a director at London Investment Banking Association, a predecessor of AFME, from 2000. His trade association work included market structure, commercial and regulatory issues; securities trading, clearing and settlement issues, prime brokerage and investment bank insolvency.
Between 1992 and 2000 Mr Serocold worked on equity markets issues and market automation projects for the Bank of England, the UK FSA and a variety of commercial clients.
From 1986 to 1992 Mr Serocold held a number of corporate broking roles.
Murray Steel is Global Head of Trade Execution for AHL. Prior to joining AHL in 1999 as a senior FX trader, Mr Steel spent five years working for UBS in Zurich and London as an FX options trader in the Global Exchange Derivatives group. Mr Steel gained a BSc in Information Technology from the University of Salford in 1993, an MSc in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling in 1994 and an MBA from the CASS
Adam has over 25 years' experience within the financial markets industry, specializing in front office trading technology - from design to development to implementation through to support. Specific strengths include market data management, high performance trading systems and market & client connectivity. Formerly Global Head of Market Data, Exchange Connectivity and high performance trading systems at two leading Investment Banks, Adam has been with Hatstand since its inception in 1999
David Feltes, David Feltes joined CME Group as a Director for Alliance and Venture Management, a division of Finance and Corporate Development, in 2010. He is responsible for the strategic and financial relationships with CME Partner Exchanges, including the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), the National Stock Exchange (India), the Green Exchange and CME-Clearing Europe.
Prior to joining the CME, Feltes worked as a Principal for Oliver Wyman, a strategic management consultancy, focusing on exchanges, trading and market structure. Project work included working with the leading post-trade houses in Europe and the US, and he has advised many of the leading financial services firms in the EU, Asia and the Middle East.
He began his career at Marquette Partners, LP, a leading proprietary trading firm. At Marquette, he rose from pit clerk to IT Manager to CEO in just over 10 years. During that time, the company became one of the leading derivative players of that period, with 100 traders trading over 20 ETD products with leading volumes on 13 different exchanges. As competition and technology changed the prop landscape, Marquette evolved into algorithmic and program trading and he led the expansion into Asian markets.
Feltes is a frequent speaker at industry events, and a founding member of Futures and Options for Kids, an industry fundraiser. He grew up on a farm outside of Chicago, and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with degrees in economics and political science, as well as graduate course work in financial information technology. He has lived in the UK since 1998, and has dual US and UK citizenship.
Keith has over 35 years experience in the Financial industry as a Trader, EMS and OMS designer and has worked with the FIX protocol since its inception when he joined the inaugural meeting in 1994 in Europe. He has been Head of Equity Dealing at Kleinwort Benson Asset Management, DRCM, Baring Asset Management and Sabre the Stat Arb Hedge fund. While at Baring's Keith led the buy-Side team in the building of the first release of Latentzero's Minerva OMS, as a joint venture between the two firms. He has spend the last 18 years working with or for the Buy-Side previous to this he spent his first 19years in the industry working on the Sell-Side starting in the back office and ending up as a Sales Trader and Market Maker.
He still has an active role on the FIX committee as well as still speaking at conferences which he has been doing for nearly 20 years.
Axel Pierron, based in the firm's Paris office, is a Senior Vice President for Celent's Securities & Investments group. Mr. Pierron's expertise lies in electronic bond trading, derivatives and FX markets, market infrastructure, trade finance, and claim management automation.
Most recently Axel Pierron was featured in the Financial News40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Trading and Technology, published September 2011. Mr. Pierron is also quoted regularly in the media, including the Financial Times, Reuters, Les Echos, Le Monde, CNBC, BBC, Financial News, France 2, Daily Telegraph, and European Banker. He is a frequent speaker on technology's impact on strategy and market organization. Mr. Pierron was a member of the Mission Ecoter within the French Senate and of the Association pour le commerce et les services en ligne (ACSEL).
Before joining Celent, Mr. Pierron was an Internet research analyst for BNP Paribas, where he conducted a variety of market research and projects in fields such as e-finance, global B2B operations, knowledge management, and CRM. He was a member of several strategic Internet units within BNP Paribas, including those focused on financial markets.
Previously, Mr. Pierron was an internal auditor for Leclerc, the second largest supermarket chain in France. His duties there included management of an EDI implementation project.
Mr. Pierron holds an MA in financial markets from the CERAM business school in Nice, France. He is fluent in English and French and proficient in German.
Scott Riley was a founding Director of Chi-X Europe where he was
responsible for the Chi-X Post Trade market model and all Post Trade
solutions including the establishment of EMCF. He has a long
experience in the post trade arena including representation with the
Commission on the implementation of an improved Clearing and
Most recently Scott has been is Asia looking at the market reforms
taking place in the region with a special emphasis on Australia.
Scott was previously in Australia as a founding member of the
Australian Derivatives Exchange where he was again responsible for all
post trade services.
Scott occasionally blogs on Post Trade issues and developments at
Rebecca joined TABB Group in March 2011, bringing more than 15 years’ experience in e-trading and financial services. Rebecca has held various sales and trading positions with Bankers Trust, Goldman Sachs, and most recently Credit Suisse, where as Vice President she was instrumental in launching the successful AES product to hedge funds from its inception in 2002 until 2008. Prior to this she was the first electronic trader at Credit Suisse to be registered for all electronic European cash equity markets and covered sales trading into Asia and then Europe between 1997 and 2000. More recently, Rebecca was based in the Middle East from 2008 to 2010. There she was employed by the British Embassy in Bahrain where she successfully launched the UK Government’s financial services strategy and set up the Bahrain Financial Services Roundtable, which remains a key source of information for the UK Government today, especially in relation to Islamic finance. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish & Latin American History & Politics from the University of London. At TABB Group, Rebecca has authored Market Surveillance in Europe: Under Starter’s Orders, European Equity Trading 2011/12: Looking for Allies in the Face of Adversity, European Algorithms: The Evolution and Trading in the Middle East: Looking for Mecca.
CTO of Nordic Growth Market NGM AB (NGM). Apart from development, hosting and operations of exchange trading systems, NGM runs regulated and unregulated capital and derivatives markets in Sweden, Finland and Norway and provides services in education, news distribution and technology. NGM targets the securitised derivatives market as well as the stock market.
John has been developing and operating exchange trading systems since 1999 and joined NGM in 2006 to set up the development and technical operations department. In 2010, he and his team launched NGM's new in-house developed exchange trading system Elasticia® in the Nordics. Elasticia® is the world's first exchange trading system with native support for FIX/FAST.
NGM is part of the Boerse Stuttgart Group.
O'Shea is an analyst with Aite Group covering data management and post-trade technology. She brings more than eight years of experience in tracking financial technology developments in the capital markets sector, with a particular focus on capital markets and data management. Ms. O?Shea has spoken at industry conferences including Sibos, FISD events, and ISIPS. Most recently, Ms. O?Shea was managing editor of A-Team Group?s flagship publication, A-Team Insight, where she covered financial technology from the front to back office, including trading technology, market data, low latency, risk management, regulatory impacts on IT, and reference data. During her time at A-Team, she was heavily involved in planning A-Team Group?s risk and data management events and creating multimedia offerings, including podcasts, webinars, and video interviews. Prior to her appointment at A-Team, Ms. O?Shea was group editor of Investor Services Journal and Alternatives magazine. Before that, she was editor of STP Magazine and online service stpzone.com, where she focused on financial technology in the capital markets. Ms. O?Shea holds a Master?s degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh.
Paul Bowes is currently responsible for developing Thomson Reuters businesses in EMEA such as high frequency datafeeds, market data infrastructure and trading desktops. Paul has lived and worked in Toronto, New York and London, during which time he has gained increasingly senior roles. These roles have included managing the company’s strategic relationships with the world’s largest exchanges, investment in social media businesses and leveraging Reuters news. As Vice President of Equity Markets at the Toronto Stock Exchange reporting to that Exchange's Board, Paul and was part of the management team that converted that market into a commercially focused leader in electronic trading. He has also worked in technical and marketing roles at Ansbacher Bank, Cicada (now Chi-Tech) and IP Sharp Associates.
Adam Toms is the CEO of Instinet Europe Limited. Adam recently joined Instinet from Nomura where he was previously Co-Global Head of Electronic Trading. He joined Nomura as part of the acquisition of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. Initially joining Lehman in 2000 he was a member of the Global Portfolio Trading team and subsequently appointed head of sales in 2004. In 2005 Adam’s responsibilities were expanded to incorporate the electronic sales teams in parallel with the launch of direct client access to the algorithmic trading platform. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers Adam worked for Barclays Global Investors (buyside) as a trader on the central dealing desk executing global equities, derivatives and commodities. He was also a member of the project team tasked with launching the first European Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) for the iShares brand.
Carlos J. Hernandez is the head of trading technology at Interacciones Casa de Bolsa, a
Mexican brokerage firm that caters to sophisticated investment firms seeking access to the
Mexican market. He oversees the firm's technological strategy and implementation of
DMA and sponsored access to the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores.
Previously he was a management consultant at NYSE Technologies in New York, implementing
trading solutions based on Wombat Market Data technology and the TransactTools FIX gateway
for clients in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, where he helped define the current FIX
specification for the Mexican market. Carlos' previous experience focused heavily on Software
Engineering at institutions including EMC, NYU Medical Center and the U.S. Army Research Lab.
Carlos is a Colombian native and currently lives in Mexico City. He completed a Ms Sc at NYU,
an MLA in Management from the Harvard Extension School and a bachelor's degree in
Computer Science from Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá).
NTGI has some $704bn of assets under management (as at June 2012) and Martin heads the equity, equity index futures and foreign exchange trading effort in EMEA for the portfolio management businesses as well as the transition management group.
Before joining NTGI in 2005, Martin’s buy side career had been as Head of Equity Dealing at Morley Fund Management (now Aviva Investors Ltd). Prior to that, on the sell side, he was Director of European Trading at Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup), and Director and Head of European Trading and Risk for S.G. Warburg (now UBS).
Martin has lectured on European Market Practice at the London Business School and sat on several industry committees and advisory boards as a senior member, including the London Stock Exchange Rules Advisory Group, NYSE Euronext Institutional Advisory Group, Deutsche Borse Institutional Advisory Group and Liquidnet Advisory Board.
Ian Jack is the Global Head of the SFTI business for NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology business of NYSE Euronext.
Mr. Jack is responsible for the management and growth of infrastructure products, including the Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI ®), the NYSE Euronext operated trading network. He is also responsible for the hosting business within NYSE Euronext's Liquidity Centers, located in Mahwah, New Jersey and Basildon, UK. Both services are used by a wide spectrum of investment banks, broker dealers, buy sides and financial service vendors to access the markets securely and reliably.
Mr. Jack joined the NYSE in London in 2008 and now lives with his family in New York. He has a strong background in building financial networks, having held positions at COLT Telecommunications, BT Radianz and Logica Plc.
Mr Jack is a graduate of the University of York, where he earned a degree in Economics and an MSc in Computer Science.
Michael is co-head of European Electronic Trading. In addition, he manages the European Transition Management business and has responsibility for the European Futures Sales team. Previously, Michael co-managed the European Program Trading business in London. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 as a foreign exchange trader in Hong Kong. Michael moved to the Equities Division in 1996 and worked in Hong Kong and Australia as an equities sales trader until 2002, when he moved to the Program Trading business in London. He was named managing director in 2007.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael was a civil engineer in Hong Kong.
Michael was educated in Ireland and England and earned a BA in Civil Engineering and Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin.
Matthew Collis is currently Managing Director of Stocktrade and Group Head of Trading of Brewin Dolphin Limited, one of the UK’s largest independently owned investment management firms. Matthew began his career as an Investment Manager at Albert E Sharp, eventually joining its Institutional Sales / trading team (latterly Old Mutual Securities) as an M&A / risk arbitrage specialist. In 2008 Matthew was appointed Group Head of Trading for Brewin Dolphin Limited (encompassing both its buy and sell side operations) and led the firm through a period of significant market and regulatory change post the implementation of MiFID. He is directly responsible for the delivery of positive execution outcomes to circa 700 investment managers. In 2010 he was also appointed Managing Director of Stocktrade, the execution only division of Brewin Dolphin Limited.
After a long career as Change Director and Strategist for major financial institutions, Silvano Stagni decided to focus his professional growth on the Impact of IT to regulatory change, whether researching, writing or consulting. His experience in bridging communication gaps between stakeholders is the basis of his style as a consultant and writer. Silvano joined Hatstand in June 2012, he runs Hatstand regulatory practice in London and Hatstand thought leadership programme globally. His communication skills also put him in charge of spreading the Hatstand message globally.
Following the acquisition of QuantHouse by S&P Capital IQ , the Real Time Solutions Team is led by Stephane Leroy on a global basis and is carrying the next generation trading solutions composed of QuantFEED, QuantFACTORY and QuantLINK product lines, along with additional initiatives being developed to further expand in the Real Time marketplace.
As a partner within QuantHouse in charge of global Sales & Marketing, Stephane was instrumental in taking the company from very early stage back in 2006 to reality resulting in a successful international presence with more than 120 clients globally. QuantHouse is part of S&P Capital IQ since early 2012.
He is a recognized expert in next generation trading solutions especially low latency market data technologies and algo trading platforms and is serving as a speaker and author of many articles and industry events including Tradetech, HFT summit, the FIX protocol organization and many more.
Before joining QuantHouse, Leroy was Area Manager for Radianz where he established and developed the Radianz activity since its formation in 2000 throughout Continental Europe until its acquisition by BT.
Mr. Leroy began his career in 1992 at Borland. He then joined AT&T Global Information Solutions as a marketing and sales manager. He moved later on to NCR Global Services (formerly called AT&T Global Information Solutions) to become the Head of Global Account Sales for Europe. Leroy divides his time between the U.K., the US and Continental Europe. Mr Leroy holds a Master of Computer Science Engineering and Mathematics from ESME/SUDRIA of Paris. He holds also a Master of Strategic Marketing from HEC Paris.
Vj is a 27 year veteran of the financial markets, predominantly Interest Rate Derivatives, Fixed Income and FX. Having worked in Asia, Europe and the US, he has a deep understanding of the financial markets in these areas. In the last year having worked on a project for exchange traded derivatives he has developed an understanding of porting these markets from OTC to exchange cleared. Set up and developed successful businesses across numerous asset classes and regions. Having worked at inter dealer brokers such as Tullett Prebon, Tradition and BGC Partners
Paul has had a long and successful career as a credit trader working for; Hambros, Deutsche bank, UBS and most recently Citi.
Throughout his career, Paul has been heavily involved in the evolution of Fixed Income electronic trading systems. In particular, he was instrumental in innovations such as Deutsche Bank's Autobahn platform and Bloomberg firm pricing at UBS. Most recently he introduced a novel fixed income trading platform at Amias Berman that allowed the buy-side to put firm bids and offers on Bloomberg ALLQ.
His present venture is Bondcube, an innovative liquidity discovery network for Fixed Income. Bondcube will have liquidity from major Sell-side firms all on one site. A combination of 'dark' and 'lit' liquidity and anonymity takes the risk and effort out of going to market. Buy-side and Sell-side can search for liquidity by sector, side, name or specific security. Everyone can deal with each other. Bondcube improves upon existing infrastructure and adds new functionality that meets the post crisis environment. You can use it for free until your transaction cost savings exceed the annual user license fee.
Jim Northey has over twenty five years experience as a manager, consultant, and implementer in the financial markets. He is currently is a co-founder and the Senior Partner in The LaSalle Technology Group, LLC, which offers products and solutions for FIX specification management, testing, onboarding, operations, and monitoring.
Jim is a leader in creating and promoting financial messaging standards by contributing to the FIX and ISO 20022 standardisation efforts. He is currently serving his third term as the co-chair of the FIX Americas Regional Committee. Jim was the Industry Standards Liaison for FIX Protocol, Ltd. representing FPL on the ISO 20022 Requirements Management Group and Technical Support Group from 2006 thru 2011. Jim also represents FPL within ASC X.9 as the co-chair of the X9D Subcommittee for securities processing in the US.
Jim holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Indianapolis and an M.S. in Financial Markets and Trading from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He serves as an adjunct lecturer at Michigan Technological University School of Business and Economics.
Jose Marques is Managing Director and Global Head of Equity Electronic Trading within Deutsche Bank’s Global Markets division and is located in New York.
In his role, Marques oversees product development, distribution/marketing, and technology for the Equity components of the Autobahn platform.
He has 15 years of senior experience in electronic trading at firms including Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.
Mr. Marques holds a Ph.D. from the University of California.
Mark Estaugh joined EuroCCP in 2011 as Head of Sales, Marketing & Relationship Management. Prior to his role at EuroCCP, Mark was General Manager of Clearstream Banking’s London office.
Mark has over thirty years’ experience in senior client relations roles in the financial marketplace and in other commercial organisations. He has held sales and relationship management responsibilities in the Global Custody and Settlement space at Midland Bank, HSBC and Clearstream Banking, including positions in a number of City based bodies associated with his roles.
Mark was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and read Engineering at the University of Greenwich.
Prior to joining EuroCCP in 2008, Lenoir was deputy Head of Change Management for Equities Finance at Deutsche Bank London. He also has 10 years’ experience acquired with the Management consultancy firm Accenture where he was responsible for delivering a wide range of strategic change programmes/projects for Investment Banks and Market Infrastructures.
At EuroCCP, Lenoir heads the Product and Change Management teams. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Génie Electrique in France and he holds an MBA from the Sorbonne University.
Rob Maher is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking Division, based in London. He is Global Head of Fixed Income Electronic Sales.
In his previous role, Mr. Maher was the Head of Advanced Execution Services (AES) Sales for EMEA. Mr. Maher joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 2002 and was one of the original members of the AES group in the US, holding various sales responsibilities in New York, San Francisco and London.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Maher was head of E-Commerce and Electronic Trading at Robertson Stephens. Throughout his 18 year career in Financial Services, Mr. Maher has been involved in the design, implementation, and marketing of numerous electronic trading initiatives.
Jasper Jorritsma is a policy officer in the Securities Markets Unit at the Directorate General Internal Market and Services for the European Commission. He has served as senior policy advisor in the strategy, policy and international affairs department for the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets and worked as an economic analyst for the American Embassy in The Hague. Mr. Jorritsma began his career working as an editor for ESB, the Dutch economics and statistic review. He studied economics and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and the University of California, Berkeley.
Mark Howarth has run electronic trading and related businesses in Europe and Asia, including time spent as COO of Chi-X Global and interim CEO of Chi-X Europe, CEO of Instinet Asia-ex-Japan, and CEO of Thomson Financial in Asia. He helped to launch some of the first equity DMA products and off-exchange platforms in Europe, Japan, and Korea.
Graeme is a software engineer and architect with a track record in delivering high performance trading applications and low-latency infrastructure in the financial sector. At present he is at Morgan Stanley specialising in lock-free, multicore software and FPGA augmented software solutions for algorithmic trading. Previously, he built a global layer 2 HFT trading platform running multiple strategies based on news, market making and client flow strategies as CTO of Celeritas Markets LLP. At Deutsche Bank he designed and delivered the trade order routing and crossing/internalisation engine. At ABN AMRO, he wrote the messaging fusion middleware for the algorithmic trading platform. In architecture, he was fundamental in the development of the Trade Idea Monitor at the TIM Group, a cross-broker tips sharing system that monetises research effort whilst enhancing sell and buy-side opportunities. Graeme is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Communications Society. He held a non-executive position with the TIM Group for eight years.
Carl Weir works as Head Of Cross asset FIX Connectivity (EMEA) for HSBC Global Banking and Markets in London. In his role he covers the management of EMEA on-boarding for Cross Asset FIX clients, Vendor Management of 60+ Vendors, as well as maintaining tactical and strategic client relationships for electronic trading via FIX in unison with the Trading Desks. Carl is also involved in new platforms, standard and practices for bleeding-edge products utilizing the FIX Protocol within HSBC. Carl also sits on the FPL Fixed Income Steering Committee, and FPL Fixed Income Technical Stream Working Group. He was also published in FIX Global magazine recently commenting on the US Minority Broker Dealer Market. Carl has over 11 years experience in the FIX domain, and has previously worked for ABN AMRO, CSFB, Deutsche Bank, and Barclays.