Since its launch in 2001, TradeTech, Europe's leading financial trading technology conference, has become the industry's prime source of strategies, information and networking and is the most comprehensive industry get together in the world.
It combines a high level conference, with a large exhibition hall, to combine unparallelled networking, benchmarking and learning opportunities into one event.
Created by an industry advisory board, it is an event created “for the industry by the industry” where all the key issues are uncovered, discussed and resolved.
Last year TradeTech was fully supported by all of the large investment banks, as well as dozens of solution providers, MTFs, stock exchanges and technology innovation companies and industry media.
Who attends TradeTech?
TradeTech conference consistently attracts over 2000 top level electronic trading professionals.
Attendees are those who are responsible for executing trades and managing the trading process in their bank, asset management company, hedge fund, exchange, as well as solution providers who offer solutions to improve the trading process.
Typical job titles for attendees include:
Head of Trading; Senior Trader; Trader; Equity Trading; Dealing; Sales Trader
Chief Technology Officer; Chief Operations Officer; Chief Executive Officer; Managing Director; President; Vice President
Sales and Marketing titles:
Director; Manager; Business Development; Account
Portfolio Manager, IT, Analyst, Operations
In summary - if you are involved in electronic trading and want to network with your peers; identify new products and trends; learn about new technologies; benchmark and equip yourself with the tools for future success, then TradeTech is for you.
What is TradeTech 2013 going to cover?
The conference agenda will discuss all key trading issues and challenges facing the institutional investors in Europe
Our meticulous research with over 200 heads of trading and execution services at long only asset management firms, hedge funds, investment banks, exchanges and technology solutions providers has revealed the following as key priorities for the agenda:
- Market Fragmentation/MTF Wars – how is the buy side affected by it? What is the benefit of market fragmentation to buy side? Who can help buy side navigate through the scene? What is the US experience of fragmentation/consolidation?
- Market Data – best strategies for dealing with poor unconsolidated market data. Regulation on consolidated tape. Paying for market data. Pre and post trade market data. The future of market data in Europe.
- Regulation – Has MIFID worked? What has worked? Has MIFID benefited the actual end client? What do buy side think of MIFID? How would sell side like to change it? What are the hedge fund regulatory plans? Banker’s pay regulation.
- Macro Economic Issues – the post mortum of how the crisis has affected the trading community and the markets. Quantitative easing – has it worked? Which part of the cycle are we in? What is the future and how is it likely to affect the market flow?
- Flash Trading – how does it change/affect the order flow? What would be the consequences of banning it? Does it bring value to buy side or harm it? How to best behave with frequently traded stocks?
- Finding liquidity for your trades – this is a very strong buy side issue. How do you make sure you are not missing the action? How do you find the best place to trade your particular stocks? How do you ensure the sell side is leading you to the right execution venues? What does market fragmentation mean to your search for liquidity strategies?
- Buy side trading desk value – what value does buy side add to the trade? How do you measure it? How do you evaluate your brokers? TCA effective strategies and tools. Moving away from electronic to traditional trading – what is the value? Adding value to a trade – when, which trades and how?
- Different trading tools for different markets – what to trade on which venue and how? When to use algos? How to best measure the effectiveness of your multi-tool trading strategy?
- Multi asset trading – this is all about different assets moving onto the equities trading desk. Is it worth it? How do you consolidate experience and technology? How to do capitalise on existing skills for buy side traders and how to train them for multi-asset trading? What are the savings of moving different asset classes on to the equities desk?
- The rise of agency broking – what is the future of agency broking? How do they add value to your trading desk? Using agency brokers – strategy and tactics.
- Smart Order Routing – how smart are they really? How do you make sure your SOR doesn’t send you to venues which rebate brokers? How do you look under the bonnet of an SOR?
Algos – seeking the best liquidity for your trade. Which algos are available and where? How to value each algo for your trading desk? What will the algos of the future do for you and where should you be investing?
- Dark Liquidity – measuring how it has affected the buy side trading desk. What does it to do order flow? When to use them? Best strategies for Dark Pools use.
- Managing Risk – counterparty risk, investment risk, technology risk, different other types of risk.
- DMA – best strategies for DMA. Assessing risk in DMA. Benefits of DMA.
- Technology Innovation/Future– what new technologies is going to most affect the order flow and the markets? How can you best prepare for the next big technological change in the markets? How can you save money on technology, while improving the value added of your trading desk?
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