Fixed Income Leaders 2019

07 - 09 October, 2019

CCIB, Barcelona

44(0) 207 368 9540

Past Speakers 2018

2018 Speakers

Christophe Marcilloux
Deputy Head, Fixed Income Dealing
Amundi Asset Management
Lee Sanders
Head of Execution FX and UK & Asia Fixed Income Trading
AXA Investment Management
Lee is responsible for foreign exchange execution globally and also oversees fixed income trading in the UK and Asia. In 1991 Lee joined Sun Life Investment Management (which became part of AXA IM) as a member of the US equities team, moving into the fixed income team in 1994 as an analyst and from 1996 as an investment manager. In 2002, he moved to Trading & Securities Financing (TSF) to help establish fixed income, foreign exchange and money market dealing. In 2006, all pan-European FX trading was incorporated into TSF. Lee also worked with the business to develop electronic systems and oversee transaction cost analysis activities. In 2010, TSF created a desk to handle our global MM business and in 2012 Lee was given responsibility for fixed income execution in the UK and Asia. Lee is Chair of the Investment Association’s FX Working Group and a member of their Fixed Income Trading Stream. He is also a member of the Bank of England’s FX Joint Standing Committee on FX and a member of the Quorum15 Board. Lee left school after A-levels and worked in the equities markets for a number of years before joining Sun Life Investment Management in 1991.
Rebecca Thomas
Executive Director
UBS

Rebecca Thomas is an Executive Director and a member of the FX, Rates and Credit Distribution management team, focusing on Client Strategy. She has held a number of sales and trading roles within UBS Equities division in London, the Americas and Hong Kong, with a specialization in Electronic Trading – which she had a pivotal part in the development of globally.  Rebecca is a very active culture champion within UBS and supports a number of initiatives focused on  Next Gen, Diversity & Inclusion and Community Affairs. She is also a trained health and nutrition coach and a Pilates instructor. Rebecca will be moderating the women in trading lunch and looks forward to an interesting discussion around how we attract, develop and retain top female talent on 12th September.

Guy Haselmann
Managing Director
OpenDoor
Nicole Shumpert
Head of BrokerTec Direct
NEX
Nicole joined NEX Markets last year to lead the expansion of the BrokerTec Direct platform in the Americas. She now heads up BrokerTec Direct globally. Prior to NEX, Nicole spent over 10 years at Tradeweb, overseeing the U.S. Treasury business, as Product Manager and lastly as Head of Market Development and Strategy. That tenure, along with previous trading roles on the buy side using platforms such as Tradeweb and Bloomberg for execution, have provided Nicole with over 15 years of experience in Fixed Income electronic trading.
Yann Couellan
Head of Fixed Income Execution
BNP Paribas Asset Management

Yann Couellan joined the Global Trading Function (GTF) of BNP Paribas Asset Management in October 2017 as Head of FICC Trading, working to implement innovative trading solutions to optimize trading performances in challenging liquidity conditions. Yann was previously Head of Fixed Income, Money Market & Repo Trading France for Axa Investment Managers. Since July 2007, Yann was overseeing fixed-income trading activities on desks located in Paris, He joined AXA IM in 2004 as a senior fixed income trader & OTC Derivatives. Prior to joining AXA IM, he was a fixed income trader at IXIS AM for 4 years, and previously broker at Cantor Fitzgerald during 3 years. Yann started his financial career in 1992 by joining the French Broker group, Maison Roussin. Yann also co-chair the ICMA Secondary Market Practice committee since 2017.

Eric Boess
Global Head of Trading
Allianz Global Investors
Antonio Pilato
Head
Generali Investments Europe

Antonio has extensive experience in portfolio management and engineering, with a strong knowledge of both managing and trading equities and derivatives. His experience places him in an ideal position to discuss how a top European trading desk is currently managing and adapting to the current regulatory climate and where they are investing to survive.

Louise Drummond
Deputy Global Head Of Investment Execution, Head of Fixed Income and FX
Aberdeen standard investments
Anthony Hilton
Financial Editor
Evening Standard
Anthony Hilton, the chief economics and business commentator for the Evening Standard is one of the longest serving British business journalists having joined Fleet Street in 1968 as a Trainee on the Guardian, with an MA in economics. A multiple award winner for his journalism he last year collected the Journalist of the year award from the British Insurance Brokers Association and in March was given a life time achievement award by the ABI. His most recent success was the Headline Money Award for “ Outstanding Achievement.” He began his public speaking career when he worked for three years as economic commentator for Channel 4’ on The Business Programme in the late 1980s and subsequently went on to devise and co present the Stocks and Shares Show for ITV. Currently he is the finance and business commentator for the Evening Standard and a weekly columnist for The Independent. Anthony will be delivering the keynote ‘An update on Brexit negotiations 18 months on from triggering Article 50: What has been the impact on the economy, EU-UK trade relations and the investment landscape?’ on the 11th September.
Dr. Kay Swinburne
MEP, Member of Economic and Monetary Affairs
European Parliament
Kay was first elected as the Conservative MEP for Wales in June 2009. A successful career in investment banking & fund management has equipped her with in-depth knowledge of the global financial markets and led to her appointment as a Coordinator on the Economics and Monetary Affairs committee (ECON) in the European Parliament. Most recently she was also appointed Vice Chairman on the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee. She has worked on financial reform legislation including EMIR, MiFID II and CSDR and is currently the CoRapporteur for the EU legislation on recovery and resolution of CCPs.
Mark Whitcroft
Founding Partner
Illuminate Financial Management
Mr. Mark Whitcroft serves as a Partner and Founding Partner at Illuminate Financial Management LLP. Previously, he was a Principal at the firm. Prior to joining Illuminate, Mr. Whitcroft spent 11 years in various senior capital market roles at Deutsche Bank and HSBC. He was an Executive-in-Residence at StartUpBootCamp FinTech. He has been investing in FinTech companies since 2010 and has worked with a number of FinTech startup accelerators globally. Mr. Whitcroft has been on Industry Advisory Board for ValueStream Labs and a mentor for Deutsche Bank at the Accenture FinTech Innovation Lab. He is a Director of ChartIQ, Inc. He holds a BSc in Human Sciences from University College London
Avtar Sehra
CEO and Chief Product Architect
Nivaura

Avtar has a PhD in Theoretical Physics and research experience in quantitative computational engineering. Since leaving academia Avtar has held leadership positions in investment banking and consulting, specialising in financial engineering, quantitative risk management, structuring and product management. Avtar is now the CEO and chief architect in Nivaura, a financial technology company for managing the full lifecycle of financial asset issuance and administration. Avtar is also a director and advisor for a number of startups in finance and healthcare that leverage quantitative methods/analytics and Bitcoin/blockchain across Europe and Asia.

Mark Goodman
Managing Director, Global Head of Electronic Execution
UBS Investment Bank

Mark Goodman originally joined SBC Warburg in 1997 and has worked in a variety of Electronic Equity Distribution roles throughout his career with UBS in both London and New York. In 2009 he joined Societe Generale to head their electronic business for Cash Equities and Equity Derivatives. In 2015 Mark re-joined UBS as Global Head of Electronic Trading for agency services across FX, Rates and Credit.

James Wallin
Senior Vice President, Fixed Income
Alliance Bernstein

James Wallin is a Senior Vice President in AllianceBernstein’s Fixed Income group. Prior to joining AllianceBernstein, Wallin was at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Evergreen Asset Management Corp. as Senior Counsel and Yamaichi Capital Management Inc., where he served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to working at Morgan Stanley, Wallin also worked in the legal department of The Dreyfus Corporation and with the law firm of Cole and Dietz. He also had been with Alliance Capital previously, from 1982 to 1986. He is a member of the New York Bar and a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

Jim Switzer
Head of Credit Trading
Alliance Bernstein

James Switzer joined AllianceBernstein in 2011 as global Head of Credit Trading, overseeing both investment-grade and high-yield credit trading. Previously, he was a managing director at Société Générale, where he managed the Financial Institutions Credit Trading Desk, and at BNP Paribas, where he managed the Investment Grade Trading Desk from 2000 to 2002. Switzer also formerly served as a sector portfolio manager/trader at UBS Principal Finance (from 2002 to 2005) and at Sigma Capital (from 2005 to 2008). Earlier in his career, he worked at Paine Webber and Co.; Kidder, Peabody & Co.; and Alex. Brown & Sons. Switzer holds a BA in biology from Colgate University.

Rebecca Healey
Head of EMEA Market Structure and Strategy
Liquidnet
Rebecca is considered to be one of Europe's leading industry voices on market structure, regulatory reform, and financial services technology. She has authored a plethora of qualitative research reports and commentary covering the impact of market regulation on all asset classes, changing market structure and developments in dark pools, HFT, and surveillance. She joined Liquidnet in July 2016 to use her 18 years' experience to collaborate and deliver research and insights for both the European equities and fixed income markets. Rebecca is also Co-Chair of the FIX Trading Community’s EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee dedicated to addressing real business and regulatory issues impacting multi-asset trading in global markets. She has held prior roles at TABB Group, Incisus Partners, the British Embassy in Bahrain, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs International and Bankers Trust International.
Cathryn Lyall
Co-Founder
Seismic Foundry
Leveraging her 30 year career in capital markets as a derivatives trader, exchange executive, NED on a Bank Board, strategic advisor and markets infrastructure specialist Cathryn Co-Founded Seismic Foundry, a discretionary fund investing in early stage capital markets FinTech. Cathryn is known for her deep industry knowledge, positive energy, extensive network, and focus on building new businesses that successfully embed excellent culture and team values. Through her founding Board role for Women In Listed Derivatives (WILD) she has spent 10 years developing networking, mentoring, & educational opportunities for women in Derivatives markets and is passionate about remedying the gender, pay, and power imbalance in capital markets. She has been listed in Financial News 100 Most Influential Women, 100 Women in Fintech, Cranfield FTSE Index 100 Women to Watch, Brummell Most Influential Women in the City and Qantas Australian of the Year UK.
Andrew Beer
Director, Head of UK Sales
Tradeweb

Andrew Beer is director, head of UK sales at Tradeweb. Andrew joined Tradeweb in 2013 as money markets product manager, a position he held for three years before moving to a rates specialist role. After spending a year living and working in New York as a Mountbatten Intern for UBS Investment Bank, Andrew joined the firm in 2006 as fixed income settlements analyst. Other roles at the firm include operational relationship manager and ECP sales trader for the short duration sales team. In 2012, he joined the rates sales team, providing sales coverage for the UK Pension fund community employing a Liability Driven Investment strategy.Andrew holds a MChem in Chemistry from Oxford University, and an International Diploma in Management from University of Cambridge.

Jonathan Gray
Head of Liquidnet Fixed Income EMEA
Liquidnet

Jonathan Heads up Fixed Income EMEA having joined Liquidnet in 2014 from Morgan Stanley, where he was a Managing Director, responsible for convertible bond sales, trading risk and research. Prior to that he was a Director and one of three founding partners of ECN start-up, MarketTouch Ltd, funded by GNI and Old Mutual PLC. He began his career in financial markets when he joined Credit Suisse First Boston Limited as a trader on the firm’s convertible bond desk.

Philip Hunter
Head of Rates
Legal and General
Radi Khasawneh
Fixed Income Market Structure and eTrading Expert
TABB Group
With extensive experience reporting on structured credit, derivatives and fixed income markets in the US and Europe, Radi is now responsible for producing European Fixed Income research at TABB Group, based in London and working alongside the US team to produce research based on interviews with senior figures on the sell-side, buy-side and regulators defining market change. Radi also has six years of experience reporting on financial markets at Euromoney, Risk Magazine, Dow Jones and Bloomberg. His main area of focus has always been the OTC derivatives market and fixed income, and for the last two years has followed the impact of regulatory change on the running of this market to define the likely future shape of the market. He will be sharing his latest research on derivatives reforms to help you prepare for the impact on your trading desk.
Darren Moore
Head of Investment Grade, High Yield & EM Credit Trading, Global Trading Team
Legal & General Investment Management
Mike Poole
Fixed Income Dealing Manager
Jupiter Asset Management
Mike is the Head of Fixed Income Dealing for Jupiter having been at the firm since 2005, joining from Barclays Wealth Management. He joined as a trading desk assistant before progressing to trading UK equities covering UK telcos and programme trading. Moving to fixed income trading in 2010, he now heads up a team of three responsible for execution across a number of asset classes including credit, rates, futures and convertibles, in both developed and emerging markets.
Jatin Vara
Head of International Trading & Global Head of Emerging Markets Trading
BlackRock
Stuart Campbell
Head of Trading
BlueBay Asset Management

Stuart manages a team of 12 Senior Fixed Income Traders with a keen focus on workflow automation to maximise alpha generation opportunity from an experienced trading team. Stuart has over 20 years fixed income experience having previously worked as Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Fixed Income Trading at Invesco from 2001 to 2014 and prior to that was a Fixed Income Trader with Deutsche Asset Management and Morgan Grenfell.

Ricky Goddard
European Head of Credit Trading
Schroders

Head of European Credit Trading. 4 years buy side experience, 13 years on the sell side trading European credit, cash and cds.

Carl James
Global Head of Fixed Income Trading
Pictet Asset Management
Carl James is an influential buy-side dealer with 30 years’ experience in global multi-asset execution. He has operated successfully at various Global Asset management companies, including in Global Head of Dealing roles. He has overseen the management of more than £1 trillion of assets. Most recently, Carl has taken over as the Head of Fixed Income Trading at Pictet Asset Management. Carl’s experience stands out for its breadth – embracing every aspect of execution, and for its depth – including advising on regulation, risk, process and developing and implementing groundbreaking technology. Highly respected by both buy and sell-side, his opinions are sought by people at the highest level. He demonstrates the kind of vision and incisive, strategic thinking that have seen him inform change and progression for organisations and for the industry as a whole.
Miles Kumaresan
Global Head of Trading & Fintech
Nordea Asset Management

Miles is responsible for trading in Equities, Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income and Implementation at Nordea Investment Management. His 25 years of experience is from both buy and sell sides globally. Over the years, his responsibilities have ranged from quantitative portfolio management and electronic market making to trading & execution. He has an academic background in Computer Science, AI & Robotics and Mathematics.

Stuart Shearer
VP, Trading Technology
Wellington Management
Stuart has been at Wellington Management since 2013, and was previously at Citi. He will be participating in the session ‘Buy Side Leader Interviews: Establishing the buy side needs - What technology and protocols are now essential in a post MiFID II world and how can you establish who to partner with?’ on the FX eTrading Evaluation Day on 10th September.
Erik Tham
Head of Private Banking, Benelux and Switzerland
MarketAxess
Erik Tham, Head of Private Banking, Benelux and Switzerland, MarketAxess (former Head of Execution Automation & Data Driven Insight, UBS Wealth Management) Erik is an industry wide renowned thought leader and expert for electronic trading, execution automation and smart order routing. During 19 years in the Financial Industry and 12 years in Fixed Income e-trading, he has held various positions as trading desk head, market & technology expert or senior manager at both buy-side and sell-side firms. Before joining MarketAxess in November 2018, he had been for many years responsible for running Fixed Income and Equities e-trading automation at the buy-side trading desk of UBS Wealth Management in Zurich, where he had built one of the most advanced global order- and execution management platforms for Fixed Income securities. Erik holds a master’s degree in Physics and is based in Zurich and Amsterdam.
David Scilly
Head of Fixed Income & Currency Dealing
First State Investments
Chris Perryman
Senior Vice President, Trader, Emerging Markets Fixed Income
Pinebridge Investments
Mr. Perryman joined the firm in 2009 and is responsible for all aspects of emerging markets fixed income trading, including cash bonds, currencies and derivatives. He was previously an emerging markets trader at the Standard Bank’s fund management division dealing with hard and local currency bonds, FX and CDS. Prior to that, Mr. Perryman served as a credit team’s portfolio analyst at Morley Fund Management and before that worked at the London Stock Exchange. He holds an Investment Management Certificate and a Diploma in Technical Analysis from the Society of Technical Analysts.
Mikael Björkman
Director, Head of Data Driven Insight, Buy-side Trader
UBS Switzerland AG

Mikael Björkman is heading a specialist team embedded in the Buy-side trading activities of UBS Global Wealth Management in Switzerland. As owner and driver of the automated execution platform he has one foot in the market and the other foot in various data driven initiatives to create the Buy-side trading environment of the future. Mikael joined UBS Global Wealth Management 5 years ago after working many years as a Senior Software Developer / Project Manager within UBS Investment Bank on the FX side. Mikael is based in Zurich and holds a Master's Degree in Engineering.

Rutger Olthof
Principal Fixed Income and Derivatives Trader
NN Investment Partners

Rutger Olthof is a Principal Trader at NN Investment Partners. He is currently based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and responsible for trading Fixed Income, Currencies and Derivatives. Rutger has more than 9 years of Financial Markets Experience. Prior to NN IP, Rutger was a Senior Trader at ING Bank, specializing in corporate market making in EUR Investment Grade Credit. Rutger holds a MSc. in Financial Engineering and Management from  The University of Twente, Enschede and BSc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Eindhoven University of Technology .  

Fabien Oreve
Global Head, Trading
Candriam Investors Group
The Candriam trading team is a fully integrated multi-asset desk working with one core order management system across various global asset classes: equities, bonds, currencies and derivatives; it is balanced between individual expertise (equities, bonds) and multitasking (currencies, derivatives). Fabien manages a highly experienced execution desk centralizing orders from different business units and various locations. His priorities are to continue multi-asset integration, improve cooperation between traders, find liquidity optimally, use the most appropriate ways to trade different types of orders, strengthen transaction cost analysis, reduce the cost of execution and maintain a high level of trading efficiency for Candriam portfolio managers.
Danny Ramos
Fixed Income Trader
Santander Asset Management
Christoph Hock
Global Head of Trading
Union Investments
Christoph Hock is Head of Multi-Asset Trading at Union Investment. He joined Union in April 2014 and, with his team, is responsible for all trading activities associated with portfolio management of cash equities, fixed income, fund and ETF business, FX, listed and OTC derivatives, and securities lending. Christoph graduated with a Diplom-Bankbetriebswirt, and has more than 20 years of international investment banking, trading and management experience, having worked for companies on the sell- and buy-side, most recently as Head of Execution Sales at Barclays Bank and at Alpha Trading. Prior to this, Christoph was founder, partner and co-CEO/Head of Portfolio Management and Trading at Tungsten Capital Management, a hedge fund company (2005-2010). He was Head of Proprietary Equity Derivatives Desk at J.P. Morgan in London and Frankfurt from 1998-2004. Christoph began his career at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in Cash Equity Trading.
Cathy Gibson
Head of Fixed Income Trading
Royal London Asset Management

Cathy is Head of Dealing at Royal London Asset Management, she joined from Deutsche Asset Management where she was Head of FI Trading - UK Asset Management, prior to that she has held a senior trading role at Pioneer Investment Management, she also held various trading roles at Bank of Ireland and KBC Asset Management. Cathy holds a BA in Economics and Master of Economic Science from University College Dublin.

Oscar Kenessey
Head of Trading, Fixed Income, Derivatives and Currencies
NN Investment Partners
Oscar is Head of Trading at NN Investment Partners responsible for Fixed Income, Equity Derivative and FX trading. The nine traders in his group are mostly based in The Hague, with traders in New York and Singapore ensuring global coverage. Trading activities span both the third party (institutional clients and mutual funds) and proprietary businesses at NN IP. Previously Oscar was fund manager, specializing in derivative focused investment strategies. Oscar started his 21 year old career as proprietary trader in FX and interest rate derivatives at ING Investment Management. Oscar holds an MSc in Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
Julien Raimbault
Investments COO & CDO
La Banque Postale Asset Management

Julien joined La Banque Postale Asset Management in 2014 as Investments Chief Operating Officer, in charge of transverse and strategic projects for investment division and heading cross asset dealing teams (11 traders based in Paris). He was moreover appointed Chief Digital Officer in November 2016. Julien has previously been working in Amundi for 10 years within the structured products business unit. Prior to that, he acted as a consultant and then as a manager for Softeam Cadextan, a company offering advice and service for the financial markets industry. La Banque Postale Asset Management manages approximatively 220 billion euros assets, of which around 70% are invested in fixed income.

Christine Kenny
Managing Director and Fixed Income Market Strategist
Loomis Sayles and Company
Juan Landazabal
Global Head of Trading
GAM International Management Limited

Juan Landazabal is the Global Head of Trading and is responsible for all GAM’s Trading Infrastructure, Strategy, Processes and People as well as Counterparty Relationships. Prior to joining GAM Investments in September 2018, he was Global Head of Fixed Income & FX trading at DWS Group (formerly Deutsche Asset Management) for 4 years. Before that, Juan spent almost 10 years at Fidelity Investments starting as a Senior Credit Trader and then as Head of Fixed Income Trading for the last 4 years. He has held various trading and financial analyst roles across Madrid, New York and London throughout his career which started in 1994. Juan holds an MSc from Heriot-Watt University in International Banking & Financial Studies and a BA in Economics from Kingston University. He is based in London.

David Walker
Head of Fixed Income Dealing
M&G Investments
Alex Sedgwick
Vice President, Fixed Income Market Structure
T. Rowe Price

Alex Sedgwick is a market structure analyst in Fixed Income Trading at T. Rowe Price. Mr. Sedgwick is responsible for performing custom research and analysis pertaining to market structure, liquidity, and trade cost/execution analysis across the various fixed income sectors. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Mr. Sedgwick has 14 years of investment experience, one of which has been at T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, he spent eight years at MarketAxess Corp. in New York, where he was most recently head of research.

Chris Iggo
Chief Investment Officer and Head of European and Asian Fixed Income
AXA Investment Management
Eric Brard
Global Head of Fixed Income
Amundi Asset Management
Fraser Lundie
Co-Head of Credit
Hermes Investment Management
Fraser joined Hermes in February 2010 and is lead manager on the Hermes range of credit strategies. Prior to this he was at Fortis Investments, where he was responsible for European high yield credit. Fraser graduated from the University of Aberdeen with an MA (Hons) in Economics, earned an MSc in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling, and is a CFA charterholder. Having previously featured in Financial News’s ‘40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Asset Management’, an editorial selection pick of the brightest up-and-coming men and women in the industry, in 2015 Fraser was named as one of the top 10 star fund managers of tomorrow by the Daily Telegraph and, in 2016, Citywire Americas namedFraser number one in their global high yield manager review.
Louis Gargour
CIO and Managing Partner
LNG Capital
Louis runs the investment management team at LNG Capital, leading idea generation across credit markets. As CIO, Louis oversees investment and directs the organization’s investment management decisions. He has over 30 years investment experience with expertise in government bonds, investment-grade, high-yield, distressed, and special situations. As a result of his strong performance Louis and his team have been nominated for numerous awards and honourable mentions from Eurohedge, Investhedge, HFR, Hedge, Barclays Hedge, and others. Besides his duties as CIO, Louis is active in the financial policy and reform debate as a frequent contributor to Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Reuters, Bloomberg, He regularly speaks at major industry conferences, as well as CNBC and Bloomberg television. Louis founded LNG Capital in 2007. Previously he was Head of Fixed Income at RAB Capital, a London-based 7 billion Aum hedge fund. He had overall responsibility for fixed income research trading and investments. Prior to his role at RAB, Louis held senior positions at Goldman Sachs London, J.P. Morgan London, and began his career on Wall Street as a graduate of the highly acclaimed Salomon Brothers international management training program. Louis holds dual majors BS  Finance\International Management from Georgetown University Washington DC,  Exchange Masters Programme at Boccioni University Milan, and holds an MBA from London Business School with distinction.
Thierry de Vergnes
Head of Acquistion Debt Funds
Amundi
Shahzad Hasan
Portfolio Manager
Allianz Global Investors
Mr. Shahzad Hasan is a senior portfolio manager with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2014. He is a member of the firm’s Emerging Markets Fixed Income team, focusing on hard-currency sovereigns globally. Mr. Hasan has 12 years of investment-industry experience. Before joining the firm, he was an emerging-markets fixed-income strategist at J.P.Morgan and Credit Suisse. Mr. Hasan also worked on the buy side at a macro hedge fund in New York. He has B.Sc. with honors in economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan) and an M.S. in quantitative and computational financial from the Georgia Institute of Technology (U.S.A.).
Brigitte Posch
Head of Emerging Markets
Apollo
Brigitte Posch joined Apollo in August 2018 as the Head of Emerging Markets sitting in London. Prior to this, Brigitte was the Global Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Credit at Barings Asset Management where she established the firm’s dedicated EM Corporate Credit funds and co-led the blended EM Debt Total Return strategy.  Prior to Barings, Brigitte spent five years at PIMCO where she oversaw the strategies for EM Corporate Credit, Global Credit and Multi-Sector Fixed Income.  Before PIMCO, Brigitte had senior roles at both Deutsche Bank and Moody’s with responsibility for structured credit and mortgage-backed securities in Latin America. She started her career in Brazil working as a Credit Analyst and origination.  She received a BA from Mackenzie University of Sao Paulo and enrolled in a graduate management program from Harvard University.
Bryn Jones
Head of Fixed Income
Rathbones Wealth Management
Bryn is the Head of Fixed Income for Rathbones, and is lead manager on the Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund and the Rathbone Strategic Bond Fund. He joined Rathbones in November 2004 from Merrill Lynch, where he managed $2 billion of fixed income assets. Bryn is a member of the Rathbone Strategic Asset Allocation Committee, Non-Executive Chairman of Rathbones' Fixed Income Committee, and an adviser to the Rathbone Banking Committee. He is a WMA representative for the HMT DMO’s (Her Majesty’s Treasury - Debt Management Office) Gilt market consultation process. Bryn appears regularly on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. He also sits on the IA Fixed Income Committee. Bryn graduated from Birmingham University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography in 1995.
Javier Dominguez
Managing Partner
Auriga Global Investors
Javier possesses more than 25 years of experience in the investment industry, especially on the equity and fixed income markets where Javier is a pioneer developing investment products platforms in both markets. Javier is Managing Partner at Auriga Global Investors where oversees electronic trading division for equity and fixed income. On the equity side, Auriga has developed a trading engine with highest efficiency and lowest latency that allows Auriga to be one of the references on the Spanish equity industry. At the same time, Auriga is running the first and only Fixed Income online broker in Spain www.aurigabonos.es, where private banking and retail customers can find online trading solutions in the most liquid bonds of the world (more than 2,000 references). Before his assignment at Auriga, Javier was during 15 years the CEO of Interdin, a reputed Spanish investment company. Javier is a regular contributor to several Spanish media, assessing markets evolution and effects of regulatory framework changes. Javier will also share its technical experience and expertise in equity and fixed income when discussing how to overcome issues relating to Fixed Income/trading challenges and how to solve them under MiFID II regulation.
Liakos Papapoulos
Senior Investment Manager Treasury
MN Asset Management
Mary Pieterse-Bloem
Global Head of Fixed Income
ABN AMRO Private Bank
Mary is Global Head Fixed Income in the Global Investment Center of the Private Bank of ABN AMRO and a voting member of the private bank’s Global Investment Committee. Mary is Chairman of the Rente Gilde, the society of Dutch financial professionals working in fixed income markets and is Assistant Professor in the section Finance on Erasmus School of Economics where she is responsible for the educational and research program on fixed income. Mary has spent her entire professional career in fixed income. Starting in 1993 upon the completion of her MSc in Economics at the London School of Economics, she worked the first thirteen years in the dealing rooms of Paribas, DrKW and Lehman Brothers in London as Euro bond strategist and Debt Capital Markets professional. In 2006 she took time out to write her PhD thesis on the integration of European corporate bond markets. She obtained her doctorate in 2011 at Tilburg University, following which she resumed her career in the Netherlands in asset management. She first worked for ING Investment Management (now NN IP) and then for APG Asset Management, both as a Senior Strategist for the fixed income portfolios of respectively the largest life insurer (Nationale Nederlanden) and largest pension fund (ABP) in the Netherlands. She joined ABN AMRO in September 2015, where she leads a team of fixed income specialists globally which is responsible for delivering high performing portfolios and investment recommendations to the private clients of ABN AMRO. Part of this Global team are fixed income specialists of Bank Neuflize in France and Bethmann Bank in Germany. ABN AMRO’s private bank has approximately 190 billion euro assets under management, of which 40% is invested in fixed income.
Thanos Papasavvas, CFA
Founder and CIO
ABP Invest and former Strategisy / Investec Asset Management

Thanos is Founder & CIO of ABP Invest, established in 2015 to provide strategic outlook and research on markets, geopolitics, economics and FX.  Previously he had been in asset management for 20 years with Credit Suisse Asset Management and Investec Asset Management across fixed income, emerging markets, currency management and multi-asset. Thanos managed portfolios for a number of FTSE, Dow and DAX pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, local authorities and family offices. His team was presented with the “Currency Manager of the Year" award twice, in 2004 and 2010.  He began his career working as an Economist for the UK Government Economic Service coincidentally amidst the outset of the ERM Crisis of 1992. Thanos was also the Co-Founder and CIO of Equant-Analytics and Founding Partner and strategic advisor to EMFC Loans Syndication. He is a frequent guest on BBC, CNBC and Bloomberg as well as a regular speaker at business and investment conferences. Thanos has been awarded the CFA Charterholder designation and is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). He holds an MSc Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London. Born in Athens, he has been living in London for over 30 years.

Adrian Helfert
Head of Global Fixed Income USA
AmundiPioneer
Phillipe Guillot
Markets Director
Autorité des Marchés Financiers AMF

Philippe Guillot was appointed Executive director of the Markets Directorate at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the national regulator of France on March 2012. The Markets Directorate oversees markets and monitors market infrastructure and stakeholders. Since joining the Autorité des marchés financiers, Philippe has taken a leading role in the market microstructure debate, especially in relation to issues regarding tick size. He actively contributes to various ESMA working groups, focussing on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive Level II. Philippe began his career in finance in 1987 at DKL James Capel (now HSBC), where he held various positions. In 1991 he joined Enskilda Securities as a market maker, first in Paris, then in London. In 1998 he moved to Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux in Paris, taking over as head of Facilitation, before being made Group Trading director in 2006, in Paris and then London. Throughout this time Philippe has played an active role in numerous working groups and market authorities dealing with MiFID issues. He was a member of the Securities Trading Committee of the AFME (Association for Financial Markets in Europe), and represented Cheuvreux with the Regulated Markets and MTF (Multilateral Trading Facilities). Philippe holds a degree in private law from Paris XI University.

Elizabeth Callaghan
Director, Market Structure and MiFID II strategy & regulatory response
ICMA
In her current role, Elizabeth directs ICMA's efforts with MiFID II/MiFIR bond trading regulatory obligations, and the structural changes that MiFID II is driving is at the core of this role. The focus is creating commercially viable best practices in bond market trading. As the MiFID II deadline approaches, Elizabeth will be sharing her specific knowledge around MiFID II and advise you on how you can best prepare your trading desk for the January 2017 deadline.
Brian Oliver
European Head of Institutional Sales & Relationship Management
Citadel Securities
David Bullen
Director
Bullen Management

David Bullen founded his own independent advisory consultancy in 2012, specialising in fixed income electronic trading and market structure change; driven both by regulatory reform and electronic efficiency.  Prior to this, David led Citigroup's Global Rates & Credit e-Commerce businesses for 17 years.  Previously, David managed Citi's cross-asset class FICC e-Commerce businesses in Europe and was also heavily involved in the launch of the FIX protocol to the Equities market whilst at Salomon Brothers in the late-90's. He has a genuine cross-asset class appreciation of e-trading in capital markets. More recently, David’s clients, on both buy-side and sell-side, span areas as diverse as regulatory-driven futurisation in OTC interest rate space, efficiency changes in fixed income primary markets, a technology network utility-driven initiative in European credit markets, a global investment management company’s e-strategy and advising a regional investment bank on ecommerce and regulatory reform strategy.  David has also advised technology start-up companies through their development to launch and beyond. David is currently the Secretary-General of the Electronic Debt Markets Association (EDMA); the trade association focused on (cash and derivative) market regulations for European fixed income MTFs. David also co-ordinates the SI Registry Data Group of seven of the leading Approved Publication Arrangements (APAs). Frequently, David develops, chairs and contributes to leading financial industry conferences, roundtable discussions and workshops. David is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and was a Trustee Director of a ~£4bn pension scheme for 10 years.

John Greenan
Front Office Trading Technology Consultant
Alignment Systems
John Greenan is a commercially aware and creative technology disruptor, strategist, business analyst, developer and manager. He combines market knowledge, commercial/financial savvy, relationship building skills and an enviable contact list. He has considerable experience of buy-sides, sell sides, execution venues and exchanges. He is the driving force behind FIX Orchestra, the next version of the FIX protocol. He works with multiple asset classes (fx, fixed income, equities, futures, options, money markets) building out electronic trading and the necessary workflow and business process changes. He has specialisations in: digital transformation, fixed income trading, strategy for trading systems/processes, market microstructure, OMS & EMS integration, ecosystem integration, connectivity, project management, business analysis, real-time systems and vendor relationship management.
Julia Streets
CEO
Streets Consulting
Julia is the Founder & CEO of Streets Consulting, the UK and US business development, marketing and communications consultancy working with a wide range of financial services and technology clients. Prior to founding Streets Consulting in 2008, Julia was global head of communications at NYSE Technologies, serving on the Executive Committee and European head of marketing and sales development at Instinet. In 2013, Brummell Magazine named Julia one of their 30 Inspirational Women on Boards and in 2014 one of their 30 Inspirational Women Entrepreneurs. This year they listed her as one of their 30 Insprirational Women City Influeners. In the past three years Innovate Finance has listed Julia one of their Leading Women in FinTech and one of SWIFT's Global Power Women in FinTech. Julia is proud to serve as a trustee of the charity 'Children in Crisis' and is a Fellow of the British American Project.
Dan Barnes
Editor
The Desk
Dan Barnes is the award-winning editor of bond trading magazine, The DESK. He has written about trading, investment, banking and financial technology for 18 years, he regularly contributes to 10 other publications, presents Trader TV, and writes as a contributing editor for FT Group and Risk magazines.
Jonathan Wolfson
CEO
Adaptable Tools
David Saab
Managing Director
JP Morgan Private Bank

David Saab, Managing Director, is a member of the Private Bank’s manager selection team. Based in London, he is the Global Head of Fixed Income and Absolute Return funds. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2011, he was working as a Portfolio Manager at Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild. He headed their Fixed Income and Absolute Return fund research as well as their broader multi-manager team, developing expertise in High Yield, Leveraged Loans and Emerging Markets debt. David was a member of the investment committee at BPERE and had built tailored asset allocation solutions for high net worth clients. He started his career at J.P. Morgan where he worked on the Masterswap desk. David holds a master’s degree in Finance from Audencia Nantes Business School and has attended the MBA program of Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.

Sarmad Habib
Fixed Income Trader
Shell Asset Management
Amit Bhuchar
Global Head of Fixed Income Trading and Business Initiatives
JP Morgan Asset Management
Stephanie Suriyanon
Senior Fixed Income Dealer
Baillie Gifford

Stephanie is a Senior Fixed Income Trader at Baillie Gifford where she has worked since 2008. Stephanie is responsible for executing a range of instruments for the Credit, Rates & Currency and Multi Asset Investment Teams including multi-currency IG and HY bonds, CDS, EM local and Hard Currency bonds, EM and G10 IRS, Futures and Currency Forwards.  Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, Stephanie worked in a Credit Sales role at an agency broker for 10+ years.

Nicola White
Managing Director, Global COO FICC
Citadel Securities
Jonathan Lee
Head of Credit Trading
Hermes Investment Management
Scott Thiel
Deputy CIO of Fundamental Fixed Income & Head of Global Bonds
BlackRock
Daryl Bowden
Chairman and Founder
Glia Ecosystems Augmented Intelligence
James Flavin
Founder and CEO
KiteEdge

James is Founder & CEO of KiteEdge, a Fintech company focused on tackling inefficiencies within the institutional research market. Prior to founding KiteEdge, he was a Director at BCA Research, the leading Independent Macro Research firm. Knowledge Management (KM) is rapidly emerging as a key competitive differentiator for asset managers. Kiteedge combine Asset Management specific knowledge graphs (developed through interaction with domain sector experts) with AI and Search technologies.  

Aaran Rowsell
Head of Strategy Group
Fencis
Richard Kelly
Head of Global Strategy
TD Securities

Richard Kelly is the Head of Global Strategy, providing investment and strategic advice for both external and internal clients on G10 FX, non-US rates, commodities, and Emerging Markets as well as top-down global macro analysis, assessing the common trends in major economies and implications for markets. Rich more recently worked as Head of European Rates and FX Research for TD Securities in London. Prior to this, he worked as the Senior International Economist for TD Economics, responsible for forecasting the global economy. He has also worked at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C., where he analyzed emerging market economies and the IMF’s response to financial crises, as well as several other economic development organizations. Rich earned a B.A. in International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies and an M.A. in International Development from The George Washington University in Washington D.C., as well as an M.A. in Economics from the University of Toronto.

Larry Fondren
President/CEO
DelphX Capital Markets Inc.

Larry Fondren is a respected veteran of the insurance and securities industries, where he has worked to develop and promote efficient and equitable markets. He has served the insurance industry in capacities ranging from agent to senior officer and shareholder of domestic and international insurance and reinsurance companies. In the securities industry he developed the first SEC-regulated electronic market for trading corporate and municipal bonds and other credit instruments. More available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Fondren

In 1990s Mr. Fondren launched the first Internet-based facility for single-price auctions of new asset-backed securities. He also developed a secure global network through which corporate buyers and sellers could anonymously outline their business interests, and receive mutual notifications as potentially complementary interests are entered by counterparties meeting their respective matching requirements.

Mr. Fondren has testified before Congress and other regulatory bodies regarding the need for greater transparency and access to order, pricing and transaction information in the U.S. capital markets. He is the inventor of a variety of inventions relating to insurance, market price discovery, risk mitigation, smart contracts, securities and other financial products and processes.

Lee Bartholomew
Global Head of Fixed Income ETD Product Design
Eurex
Lee Bartholomew was appointed Head of Derivatives Product R&D Fixed Income in December 2016.
He is responsible for developing the existing portfolio of products and the evaluation as well as implementation of new products and services within FIC. He is responsible for leading the next phase of product innovation by building and managing Eurex product FIC research and development business. Prior to joining Deutsche Börse, Lee was responsible for building out the flow structured rates trading business at Royal Bank of Canada. Before RBC, he was at Lloyds Banking Group where he held a number of senior trading positions within its Global Derivatives Trading business, responsible for market making GBP, EUR and USD vanilla and exotic interest rate derivatives to its clients.Lee Bartholomew holds a Bachelor of Business and Economics degree from the University of Lancaster.
Philip Simons
Global Head Fixed Income Sales Derivatives, Funding & Financing
Eurex

Philip Simons has 30 years experience in the financial industry where he started life as a swaps trader before moving in to the clearing world, initially heading up the clearing business at UBS followed by Cargill. Philip later moved into the custody and collateral management space at J.P.Morgan before joining Deutsche Börse Group. Philip initially joined as head of the Clearing Sales and Relationship Management Section and is now Global Head of Fixed Income Derivatives Sales & Business Development for the Trading & Clearing of both listed and OTC products. This covers the Eurex Exchange and the Eurex Clearing House. Philip is responsible for building strong relationships with clients, attracting new trading and clearing members as well as the development and promotion of new products and services.

Matthias Graulich
Member of the Executive Board
Eurex Clearing AG

Matthias took responsibility for Cross Market Strategy for Deutsche Börse AG in March 2016 and is a Member of the Executive Board of Eurex Clearing AG since August 2014. In his Cross Market Strategy function he is in charge of strategy for Eurex Clearing and Clearstream. From April 2013 until February 2016 he established and developed as Chief Client Officer and Global Head of Clients & Markets a dedicated client facing organizational unit of Eurex Clearing. Before that he took responsibility as Head of Clearing Initiatives for the implementation of Eurex Clearing’s strategic project portfolio and regulatory affairs. Since joining the Deutsche Börse Group in 2001, he has held a number of leadership and project management positions at Deutsche Börse and Eurex for various strategic projects, amongst others, the introduction of EurexOTC Clear as well as the merger and integration of the International Securities Exchange. Matthias holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in North Carolina.

Frank Cerveny
Head of Sales
MTS- London Stock Exchange Group

As Global Head of Sales at MTS, Frank is responsible for growing the company’s interdealer and dealer-to-client electronic fixed income markets.  Prior to joining MTS, Frank held the role of Managing Director and Co-Head of the International Credit Business at Jefferies International, where he was responsible for its fixed income trading, research and sales. Frank began his career as a trader at Salomon Brothers in New York and went on to spend nearly twenty years at Credit Suisse in London. At CS, Frank ran European Credit Sales, served on the Credit Operating Committee and was a trustee of the Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation. Frank holds an AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School

Ruben Costa-Santos
Head of FX
ITG
Ruben Costa-Santos is the head of FX at ITG, a leading independent broker and financial technology provider, where he oversees foreign exchange activity across the Analytics, Execution, and Workflow Technology divisions. Previously Ruben worked at Deutsche Bank, where among other roles he served as head of FX Client Platforms for the Americas, responsible for technology enabled FX solutions for institutional clients and for the cross border payments’ platform. Ruben has a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics. Prior to working in Finance, he conducted research in discrete quantum gravity and statistical mechanics and taught at Utrecht University and at Stony Brook University.
Bill Street
Head of Investment (CIO) EMEA
State Street Global Advisors

Bill is a Senior Managing Director of SSGA and Head of Investments for EMEA and currently serves as a member of the European executive management committee as well as the SSGA Investment Committee. In his role as Head of Investments for EMEA he provides leadership and governance to SSGA investment management activity including trading and research throughout the region. Previously Bill was Global Head of Fixed Income Alpha Strategies, with oversight of the global teams delivering active strategies in North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.He joined SSGA with a wealth an experience in the fixed income, currency and derivative markets at Unicredit (formerly Hypovereinsbank HVB), BGB International Capital Markets, London and the USD swap and option portfolios for Commerzbank and Banque Indosuez (Calyon). He joined Morgan Guarantee Trust (JP Morgan Chase) as a graduate in 1993.

Ivan Mihov
Head of Buy-Side Fixed Income EMS
AxeTrading
Simon McGhee
Director, Head of ETF Business Development
Bluefin Europe

Simon is Head of ETF Advisory at Bluefin Europe. He is responsible for all aspects of sales and business development across EMEA and has over a decade of buy and sell side experience within the ETF industry having held sales and trading roles in London. Prior to joining Bluefin in April 2014, he worked for BlackRock iShares raising seed capital and spear heading market making and distribution initiatives with clients in the UK, Germany and Switzerland. Simon has also held equity sales and program trading roles at Tradition and Barclays Capital in London. An associate member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), Simon is a keen amateur rugby player and fan of English cricket. He Lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and three children.

Richard McGuire
Head of Rates Strategy
RaboBank
Mark Betteridge
Global Head of Fixed Income and Currency Analytics
Bloomberg
Mark Betteridge is the Global Head of Fixed Income and Currency Analytics at Bloomberg. He is responsible for Bloomberg’s core debt, treasury, bond, syndicated loan and currency analytics, as well as credit analytics and league table products across the Bloomberg Professional service. Prior to his current role, Mr. Betteridge was responsible for the business development, design, build and rollout of Bloomberg's league tables and syndicated loan products globally. Before joining Bloomberg in October 2009, Mr. Betteridge spent eight years with Fortis – most recently as Director of Secondary Loans – where he managed the team responsible for all secondary loan activity and investor relationships in Europe, Middle East and Asia. Prior to that, Mr Betteridge held a variety of positions at NatWest, within the firm’s Structured Finance division. Mr Betteridge holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from Cardiff University
Brett Pybus CFA
Managing Director, leads the iShares EMEA Investment and Product Strategy Team.
BlackRock

Before joining BlackRock in 2013, Mr. Pybus worked at UBS Global Asset Management from 2008-2013 as a fixed income investment specialist focused on global, currency and high yield strategies. Prior to that he worked for Lehman Brothers Asset Management from 2005-2008. Mr. Pybus started his career at Morgan Stanley Investment Management as part of the Strategic Planning and Product Development group from 1999-2005.Mr. Pybus holds an MSc in Economics from University College London and a BSc in Economics from the University of Southampton. He is also a CFA charter holder.

Asita Anche
Head of Systematic Market Making & Data Science
Barclays
Tom Digby
Head of Client Trading Coverage
Invesco PowerShares
Tom is Head of Client Trading Coverage at Invesco PowerShares EMEA. The client trading team helps Invesco PowerShares investors implement ETFs into their portfolio and trading strategies for buying or selling in the most cost effective and efficient way as possible. As technical ETF experts the team is driven to deliver a superior investment experience for investors and traders to leverage ETFs for their specific market access needs. Previously, Tom worked for Source ETFs Capital Markets team prior to the takeover by Invesco PowerShares. Tom holds a Masters in Investment Management from Cass Business School.
Gherardo Lenti Capoduri
Head of Market Hub
Banca IMI
Gherardo Lenti Capoduri is Head of Banca IMI’s Market Hub. He started his career in Financial Control, before moving into Trading at Citigroup. Here he gained extensive experience of both trading and quantitative research, and from 1999 became heavily involved in trading platforms and specializes in online trading, electronic trading platform, and institutional investors sales in both brokerage & execution. Gherardo is board member of ASSIOM FOREX and holds a degree in Business Administration and Management at Bocconi University in Milan.
Olivier Fonte
Global Head of EUR, IRS Trading
Credit Agricole, CIB
Henri Boua
ETF Business Development
Bluefin Europe

Henri joined Bluefin in April 2017 to work on all aspects of sales and business development across EMEA, having spent the last 5 years working for 2 leading ETF providers. Firstly at ETF Securities and then WisdomTree covering institutional clients. Prior to this, Henri worked at Tradition as a structured products specialist. Henri holds an Msc in Quantitative Finance from Paris Dauphine University, and is a CFA and CAIA charter holder. Henri is a keen football player and enjoys reading 19th century philosophy and history books.

Nicholas Bean
Head of Electronic Trading Solutions
Bloomberg

Nicholas Bean is the Head of Trading Venues at Bloomberg since February 2018. He is responsible for the strategy and operations of Bloomberg's trading platforms and products for fixed income instruments, FX and derivatives, and related direct connectivity services, on the Bloomberg Terminal. The solutions he oversees include the Bloomberg SEF and MTF, the fixed income trading platform FIT, the FX trading platform FXGO, and Bloomberg's execution management systems (EMSX, FXEM and TSOX). He joined Bloomberg in 2014 as Global Head of the Fixed Income electronic trading product. Prior to that, Bean spent 17 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he worked across the firm's fixed income electronic trading business. 

Raphael Stern
Head of ETF Portfolio Management, EMEA
Invesco

Raphael set up and manages Invescos ETF portfolio management team in EMEA. The team is currently building out a broad range of passive Fixed Income ETFs. Invesco ETFs are known for their innovative products. Previously, he worked at DeAM as a senior ETF portfolio manager and at Vanguard as a Fixed Income portfolio manager and trader. Prior to moving to London, he worked as an analyst at Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs in New York. Raphael is a CFA charter holder and holds an MBA from Emory University. 

Chris White
Former International Hostage and Crisis Negotiator
.UK Government

Chris is a globally experienced former UK Government Hostage Negotiator/Crisis Manager who has lived or operated in Europe, the US, Middle East, Africa and others.He has trained Governments, private organisations and NGO’s in effective communication and negotiation and has corporate experience as Head of Global Operational Security/Intelligence for FTSE 100 ‘Blue Chip’ companies in the UK and overseas.He was a lead trainer on the UK National Hostage Negotiation Course at New Scotland Yard is a graduate the FBI Crisis Intervention Course at Quantico, Virginia. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and a member of the International Security Managers Association (ISMA) Executive Leadership Programme. Chris now works with individuals and businesses to increase the effectiveness of communication in business, in the public sector and private life. He is in demand as a mentor; a speaker at corporate events on topics such as motivation, leadership and how advanced negotiation skills can translate to business.He is currently studying clinical psychotherapy.

Jacco Verpoorte
Head of Institutional Trading
Flow Traders

Jacco Verpoorte heads the Institutional Trading department at Flow Traders. His team covers the relationships with over 700 European buy side counterparties as well as all European ETF issuers. Jacco Verpoorte joined Flow Traders in 2006 as an ETF trader, where he was responsible for setting up the European Sector ETF desk. After trading European Sector Equity ETFs for 4.5 years, he moved to the Emerging Markets Equity desk in the spring of 2011, to help grow the trading activity and product coverage. In the summer of 2014, the position as head of the Fixed Income desk opened up and Jacco switched from trading Equity ETFs to Fixed Income ETFs. Currently, the Fixed Income desk is market maker, liquidity provider and/or designated sponsor in over 650 Fixed Income ETF Isins on the major European Exchanges. After heading the Fixed Income desk for over 3 years, Jacco moved from the trading side to the sales side of the organization early 2018.

Jennifer Keser
Director, Regulation and Market Structure
Tradeweb

Jennifer Keser is Director of Market Structure & Regulation at Tradeweb. Since joining the firm in 2016, she has taken the lead on financial regulatory affairs efforts in Europe/Asia, focused on the fixed income and OTC derivatives markets. In her role Jenn proactively identifies commercial opportunities, business risk and operational requirements associated with regulatory reform and their impact on market structure. She regularly meets with buy-side clients and liquidity providers to communicate the company’s approach in these areas. Prior to joining Tradeweb, Jenn worked in government affairs and public policy at Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs. She holds a bi-lingual double Masters in International Affairs from the London School of Economics and Sciences Po Paris. She completed her B.A. in political science at Wellesley College. In 2018 Jenn won the legal/compliance professional of the year category at the Water’s Technology Women in Technology and Data Awards.  

Charlie Campbell-Johnston
Managing Director, Head of Integration and Workflow Solutions
Tradeweb

Charlie Campbell-Johnston is Managing Director, Head of Integration and Workflow Solutions, and was previously Head of Business Operations, International at Tradeweb. Charlie joined the firm in 2005 as Director, Market Services, from Client Knowledge, where he was Head of Client Reports. Prior to that, he was Head of Special Projects at Euromoney Conferences. Charlie holds a MA (Hons) in French and Management from the University of St. Andrews.

Mike Thorpe
Managing Director – Cross Market Solutions & Relationships
Tradeweb

Mike Thorpe is a managing director at Tradeweb, heading the Cross Market Solutions & Relationships team. He was previously responsible for senior buy-side client relationships and managing the sales function across Europe. Mike joined Tradeweb in 2005 as a credit specialist, later heading up the UK sales team and overseeing the European- region sales groups. His deep understanding of the needs of buy-side traders has been instrumental in expanding the firm’s institutional investor client base. Mike worked for more than 15 years in FX and fixed income sales at Citibank and Merrill Lynch, and has spent the past 20 years in electronic trading. He holds a BCom (Bachelor of Commerce) degree from the University of Edinburgh. 

Matthew York
Fixed Income Product Owner
FlexTrade
Matthew York has been working in the financial services industry for 23 years initially within Investment Management at INVESCO Global and Investec Asset Management followed by 13 years building the OMS provider thinkFolio which was acquired by IHS Markit Group in 2013. thinkFolio was established as the first truly cross asset OMS with a particular focus on Fixed Income and OTC products. His focus throughout his career has been on cross-asset Order and Execution management. He has considerable experience of the full buy-side workflow re-imagining electronic trading and the associated business process changes. Matthew’s joined FlexTrade in 2016 as Product Owner for Fixed Income to extend the FlexTRADER Multi-Asset EMS for the Fixed Income asset class.
Herb Werth
Managing Director
Ipreo by IHS Markit

Herb is responsible for the firm's Buy Side Initiative which extends Ipreo's Capital Markets solutions to the institutional investor community. The Ipreo Buy Side Platform is an innovative set of tools and workflows that add efficiency and reduce operational risk in the primary markets.  Herb and his team have built a global network of over 200 buy-side firms with whom they work to understand and improve the new issuance process.  The team at Ipreo is in regular dialogue with these institutions, and synthesize the feedback they receive to help inform both the product direction at Ipreo and the industry dialogue around primary markets. Herb has 24 years of financial technology experience. Prior to joining Ipreo, he spent over seven years at Bloomberg where he was a Global Product Manager focused on Buy Side Trading Solutions. Herb has also held technology leadership positions at several sell-side investment banks.

Bas Fransen, CFA
Director Capital Markets
Grupo Caja de Ingenieros

BAS is Director Capital Markets at Grupo Caja de Ingenieros.  Bas is responsible for the Capital Market team. With respect of the activity in the Fixed Income market, his teams manages the ALM portfolio, the trading book and advises institutional clients in the portfolios with government debt and credit products.

Daniel Mayston
Managing Director, Head of the Market Structure and Electronic Trading , EMEA
BlackRock

Daniel Mayston, PhD, FRM, Managing Director, is Head of the Market Structure and Electronic Trading team in EMEA within BlackRock's Trading and Liquidity Strategies Group. Mr. Mayston is responsible for BlackRock's market structure and electronic trading strategy in EMEA, capturing market opportunities and delivering risk-controlled performance. He works closely across BlackRock's modelling, risk management and investment teams to provide thought leadership on liquidity and liquidity risk. In this role Mr. Mayston is also Global Head of Trading Research and globally responsible for trading cost modelling, market microstructure and execution research across all asset classes. 

Maya Beyhan
Investment Strategist
Kempen

Maya Beyhan, Investment Strategist, is responsible for building bespoke strategic solutions through asset liability modelling and producing analysis to support recommendations for Kempen’s UK clients.

Before joining to Kempen’s UK team in 2016, Miss Beyhan worked as a Fiduciary Manager for Kempen’s Dutch clients advising on strategic asset allocation. She then also created, used and maintained models to calculate the expected risk and return of potential investment strategies, monitor and project funding levels, attribute risk and return, hedge liabilities and create proxy liability cashflows.

She started her career as an investment consultant within Aon Hewitt Amsterdam’s investment strategy team, advising clients on asset allocation, liability hedging solutions and introducing new asset classes. Miss Beyhan earned a PhD in quantum chemistry from VU University Amsterdam and a MSc degree in theoretical physics from Groningen University in the Netherlands.

Rick Mcvey
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
MarketAxess
Richard M. McVey founded MarketAxess in April 2000 and has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since the firm's inception. Under his leadership, MarketAxess has emerged as the leading electronic platform for corporate bonds, creating an efficient and competitive marketplace for over 1,200 global institutional investors and broker-dealer firms to trade a broad range of credit products. Mr. McVey led the company's initial public offering in November 2004 and in 2016, the company posted record annual revenues of $370 million with a market capitalization of over $7 billion as of March 16, 2017. MarketAxess has introduced multiple innovations in trading technology to increase the transparency and liquidity of global credit markets. The company has developed a range of new and innovative trading tools to connect bond buyers and sellers, including investor-to-multi-dealer and all-to-all electronic trading solutions. MarketAxess has been awarded 13 patents for trading technology. Mr. McVey began his career in the futures industry and joined J.P. Morgan & Co. in 1992. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. McVey was managing director and head of J.P. Morgan's North American futures and options business, and in 1996, he was chosen to be J.P. Morgan's head of North American fixed income sales and investor client relations. Mr. McVey previously served on the board of directors of Blue Mountain Credit Alternatives L.P. and now serves on the board of directors for the Miami University Foundation and the Colby College Board of Trustees.In 2012 Mr. McVey was Ernst & Young's "National Entrepreneur Of The Year" for financial services and has also been named to Institutional Investor's "Tech 50" nine times. Mr. McVey received a B.A. in Finance from Miami (Ohio) University and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.

Christophe Roupie
Head of Europe and Asia
MarketAxess and TRAX

Christophe Roupie joined MarketAxess in March 2017 as Head of Europe and Asia for MarketAxess Europe Limited and Trax.  In this role, Mr. Roupie is responsible for the growth of the MarketAxess and Trax businesses across Europe and Asia including driving the firm’s global expansion.  Mr. Roupie was previously Global Head of Trading and Securities Financing for AXA Investment Managers. While at AXA, he managed trading teams in Paris, London, Hong Kong and Greenwich, CT across equities, fixed income, FX, derivatives, repo and stock lending.  Prior to this, Mr. Roupie was the Global Head of Fixed Income Trading at Natixis Asset Management.  Mr. Roupie started his career as an inter-dealer broker with Tradition. Throughout his career, Mr. Roupie has been an advocate for electronic trading as a critical component of best execution practices.  

Brock Arnason
Founder and Chief Delivery Officer
Droit Financial Technologies

Brock Arnason is a founder and Chief Delivery Officer of Droit Financial Technologies. Prior to founding Droit, Brock was an Executive Director of Fixed Income E-Commerce at Morgan Stanley. He was the global product manager of Matrix, Morgan Stanley’s client portal,and led SEF strategy and Dodd-Frank compliance programs across the firm.Brock holds an M.Eng. and B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Andrei Serjantov
Global Head of Electronic Primary and Credit Markets
BNP Paribas
Arvind Chari
Head - Fixed Income & Alternatives
Quantum

Arvind Chari has 14 years of experience in the Indian fixed income markets as a dealer, analyst, and portfolio manager. Arvind joined Quantum as a Research Analyst to build the fixed income and macroeconomic research function and to help develop fixed income products for the Quantum Mutual Fund. He was appointed Fund Manager in 2007. Prior to joining Quantum, Arvind gained two year’s experience at Tower Capital and KJMC Capital Markets as a dealer in the Indian government bond markets.

Karim Awenat
European Head of Fixed Income Trading
Invesco

Karim is European Head of Fixed Income Trading at Invesco where he has been since the end of 2015, he is in charge of a team that trades IG, HY, EM, IRS, CDS, swaptions and inflation swaps, he is also on the board of the FMSB as the representative for Invesco. Karim has worked with Credit Derivatives since 2001, starting from Emerging Market CDS and moving on to running Goldman's EM Structured Credit Trading business in 2004, and then on to Credit Hybrids at JPM where he ran the Asia Credit Exotics business from 2008 to 2012 before moving to a Multi Asset sales role. Karim has a keen interest in MOOC learning and has completed courses in Neural Networking, Machine Learning, Cryptography and Data Analytics. Karim holds a D.Phil. in Organic Chemistry from Oxford and an M.A. in Natural Sciences from Cambridge.

Scott W. Eaton
CEO
Algomi

Prior to joining Algomi, Scott was the COO of MarketAxess Europe and Trax. He was formerly Global Head of Emerging Markets Trading with UniCredit. Before that he held a variety of senior leadership roles within credit trading and structuring at ABN Amro, RBS, Deutsche Bank and UBS.

Daniel Maguire
Chief Executive Officer
LCH Group

Daniel was appointed Chief Executive Officer, LCH Group in October 2017. As CEO Daniel is responsible for achieving new business growth, maintaining and building existing customer relationships, and driving innovation and efficiency across the Group, while ensuring LCH’s risk and resilience is fully safeguarded. Building on his strong track record of innovation, delivery and control, Daniel is also responsible for the development of an integrated global product strategy and its execution.Prior to being appointed as CEO, Daniel was most recently Group COO. Daniel joined LCH in 1999, and during his 16-year career at LCH, Daniel has had involvement in, and responsibility for, risk management, default management, product management, regulatory strategy, programme delivery, sales, marketing and operations across LCH’s SwapClear service. In 2014, after returning from four years in the US, where he started and built out LCH’s North America operations and led SwapClear’s client clearing franchise, Daniel took on the role of Global Head of SwapClear and subsequently took responsibility for LCH’s ForexClear and Listed Rates services, and the initiation of LCH’s SwapAgent service. Previously, Daniel worked at JPMorgan from 2005 to 2008 before returning to LCH on 1 September 2008, where he was immediately responsible for the successful trading and unwinding of Lehman Brothers’ LCH-cleared bond and repo portfolio.

Richard Darby-Dowman
Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income Beta Team
State Street Global Advisors

Richard is a portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Beta Team. He is responsible for the management of both government and credit bond portfolios. In addition, he manages synthetic beta ETF solutions.Previously Richard worked as a portfolio manager in the Cash Management Team at SSGA. He was responsible for the management of money market funds and securities lending. Prior to this he worked as an operations specialist providing support to the Cash Management Team.Richard graduated from the University of Surrey with a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Business Computing. Richard has obtained the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

Matthew Coupe
Director, Market Structure, Markets EMEA
Barclays

Matthew Coupe is Director, Market Structure for the European Markets business at Barclays, based in London. He advises the Markets division on future regulatory change, forms the advocacy position of the markets division on areas of regulatory change, and engages with politicians, trade associations, regulatory bodies and clients to make sure this is articulated effectively.Prior to joining Barclays in March 2015, Matthew was Director of Regulation and Market Structure EMEA at Nice Actimize with overall responsibility for Sales and Marketing and analysing the effects of new regulation on existing and new clients.He chairs the British Bankers Association MiFID Steering Committe, and also co-chairs the Fix Trading Community for the EMEA region. A regulatory specialist, he is an expert in high-frequency trading and market surveillance in the post-MiFID landscape and their implications for trading desks and compliance departments.Matthew graduated from De Montfort University with a BA(Hons) in Business Studies, majoring in Financial Statistics.


Stephen Grady
Managing Director, Sales and Account Management, Europe
IPREO

Grady comes to Ipreo by IHS Markit with more than 20 years of industry experience, initially in a Strategy and Market Structure role until recently taking responsibility for the Sales & Account Management functions. Prior to joining he was at Legal & General Investment Management, as Global Head of Trading.While at LGIM he was Founding Chairman of the UK Investment Industry Association Fixed Income Trading Committee, member of both the FX & Heads of Trading Committees, a member of the Bank of England FX Joint Steering Committee, Co-Chair of Electronic Trading working group as part of the BIS Global Code of Conduct for FX. Board Member of the WM/Reuters FX Benchmark Oversight Committee and Senior Advisory Panel of Liquidnet Fixed Income Committee.He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Liquidnet Europe. Prior to LGIM, Grady was Global Head of Dealing and Sales Trading at Barclays Wealth. Previously, Grady was Head of Global Dealing for Fortis Investments based in Paris. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Economic History from the University of New South Wales.

Mark Rogerson
Executive Director, EMEA Head of Interest Rate Products
CME Group Inc.

Prior to joining CME Group in 2015 Mark had over 20 years of experience trading in Fixed Income derivatives. Most recently heading the Scandinavian and Swiss trading desk at Deutsche Bank and previously at JP Morgan. Mark’s role at CME Group focuses on executing the company’s international growth strategy in rates with emphasis on refining and delivering exchange traded and OTC product to the EMEA region. Mark holds a BSc in Economics and Computing from London School of Economics and Political Science.

Stephane Malrait
Global head of market structure and innovation for financial markets at ING
ING

Stéphane Malrait is Managing Director and Global Head of market structure and innovation for Financial Markets at ING Bank. In this role Stephane is responsible for following market structure and industry challenges impacting the financial market industry. He is leading innovation activities internal to ING and also external partnership and developments with Fintech companies. He actively contribute in industry working groups and is also a member of ING wholesale bank Innovation board.  Stephane has a strong background in financial markets and understands the need for continued technological development to drive positive change in trading and market structure workflows. He is leading the ING Financial Market innovation strategy and also working on the implementation of financial regulations that will impact the clients trading activity and transform how the trading floor operates.

Marcus Miholich
Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets EMEA & APAC
State Street SPDR ETFs

Marcus is a Managing Director at State Street Global Advisors and serves as the Head of Capital Markets EMEA & APAC for the SPDR ETF business.In this role overseeing the Capital Markets activities for EMEA and APAC, Marcus is responsible for maintaining relationships with market makers, Authorised Participants and Exchanges. In addition, the Capital Markets Team also assists institutional investors and wealth managers on product questions, liquidity and trading implementation strategies.Prior to joining State Street SPDR ETFs in September 2017, Marcus was a Managing Director at Haitong Securities where he oversaw Delta One, ETF and Cash Equity trading for the EMEA region. Marcus has also held senior roles in Sales and Trading at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley where he started his career as an Equity Trader. Over the past several years, Marcus has also mentored a series of successful start-ups in the FinTech space and he has served as a Mentor at Startupbootcamp since August 2015.Marcus holds a BA in Political Science from Vassar College and an MBA in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. Marcus also serves as a Guest Lecturer at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford.

Gaspard Bonin
Deputy Global Head of Derivatives Execution & Clearing
BNP Paribas CIB
Gareth Coltman
Head of European Product Management
MarketAxess

Gareth Coltman joined MarketAxess in 2014 as Head of European Product Management and is responsible for the strategy, development and enhancement of MarketAxess’ European trading platform.  Mr. Coltman was most recently Head of Product Management with Algomi, where he helped drive the firm’s product strategy in conjunction with both buy- and sell-side clients.  Prior to this, Mr. Coltman was with ICAP from 2007 to 2012 where he held various roles including COO of BlockCross and Business Manager for European Credit.  From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Coltman was with Reuters, most recently managing the development of the firm’s electronic trading data products.  Mr. Coltman graduated with honours from the University of Birmingham with a BSc in Computer Science and Software Engineering.  

Andy Mahoney
Head of EMEA Sales
FlexTrade

Andy Mahoney has been working in the financial services industry for more than 10 years, with time spent at Goldman Sachs and trading systems provider, FlexTrade. Initially a strategy specialist, Andy helped grow the FlexTrade business in the EMEA region from a four-person outpost to a major enterprise with a team of more than 100, leading to his appointment as Head of Implementation.  In 2010 he joined Goldman Sachs, where he led the REDIPlus product in Europe, and managed liquidity strategy and smart order routing across Goldman's wider electronic business. Mahoney's enthusiasm for trading technology saw him return to FlexTrade in 2012 and is now Head of Sales, driving the company's business strategy to regulation, cross asset trading and providing a fully open architecture, creating a new trading ecosystem that allows third-party technology to be seamlessly integrated.

Chris Rhodes
Global Head of Financial Derivatives, Intercontinental Exchange
ICE Data Services

Chris joined Intercontinental Exchange in 2015 as Head of European Interest Rates and in 2018, was promoted to Global Head of Financial Derivatives covering ICE’s global interest rate and equity derivatives markets. Since joining, Chris has expanded ICE’s interest rate offering with the launch of Eris interest rate futures, as well as futures on SONIA and SOFR alternative risk free rates. ICE Eris futures are an innovative futures contract that replicate the full economics of an interest rate swap. Chris has more than 14 years’ trading experience in the derivatives markets, and prior to his role at ICE Futures Europe, he was a founding partner and senior trader at Arc Derivatives. Chris holds a first class honours degree in Economics from University of Hertfordshire.

Matthew Berger
Principal and Global Head of Fixed Income and Commodities
Jane Street

Matt oversees a team of over 45 trading professionals as head of the firm's fixed income and commodities trading businesses. Matt has worked in virtually every asset class traded at Jane Street, spanning across domestic equities, international equities, fixed income, and commodities. He is currently based in New York and spent several years in Europe, where he started Jane Street's London ETF trading desk in 2006.  He first joined Jane Street in 2001, a year after the firm began trading.

Kate Finlayson
Head of FICC Market Structure
J.P. Morgan

Kate Finlayson is an Executive Director and Head of FICC Market Structure at J.P. Morgan. In her market structure role, Kate actively engages with venues, service providers and industry bodies to form views on key developments, advising clients and internal groups on the impact of market structural developments and regulatory drivers. Kate is a member of working groups across AFME, ISDA and ICMA and has over 18 years’ experience in financial markets, spanning Equities, FX, Rates and Credit. Kate joined J.P. Morgan from UBS, where she held various positions in Equity Prime Brokerage, FX Prime Brokerage and Clearing Sales before moving to the FX, Rates and Credit Execution Services business. Prior to UBS, Kate worked at Goldman Sachs in Equity Capital Markets and Prime Brokerage. 

Mehmet Emin Mazi
Global Head of Credit Trading
HSBC
Russell Feldman
Head of Sales
CBXmarket
David McClean
Senior Technical Advisor, FICC Market Standards Board
FMSB
Andy Hill
Senior Director
International Capital Markets Association (ICMA)
Joeri Wouters
Fixed Income Buy Side Dealer
KBC Asset Management
Robert Welsh
Head of the High Yield Credit Trading book, EMEA
Bluefin

Robert is head of the High Yield Credit Trading book in Europe, responsible for managing all High Yield ETF and bond positions. After graduating from Oxford University in 1997 he joined PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.  He left in 2000 to join Goldman Sachs, spending sixteen years in a variety of roles culminating in running the European Convertible Bond trading desk for three years. A keen golfer, Robert plays regularly off a handicap of eight.  He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and two children.

Jon George
Managing Director, Global Head of Institutional Services
Fenics
Hugo Gordon
Policy Adviser, Markets
The Investment Association
Lee Williams
Head of ETF Trading, EMEA
Bluefin
Bhas Nalabothula
Head of European Interest Rate Derivatives
Tradeweb

Bhas Nalabothula is head of European Interest Rate Derivatives at Tradeweb. Since joining the firm in 2013, Bhas has been instrumental in developing the interest rate swaps business for the Tradeweb Swap Execution Facility. He has worked closely with  buy-side clients and liquidity providers to develop electronic  trading protocols and workflow solutions. Bhas recently relocated to Europe, where he now leads the Tradeweb  effort in the European Interest Rate Swaps market. Prior to joining Tradeweb, Bhas was as a member of the US Interest Rate sales team at Citigroup where he covered institutional derivatives clients. Bhas holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Giuseppe Nuti
Managing Director, Head US Rates
UBS Investment Bank
Giuseppe Nuti is the head of US Rates Trading for UBS Americas, a team focused on trading linear and non-linear products in the USD Fixed-Income markets, specializing in high-velocity assets. Prior to this role, Giuseppe was an algorithmic trader at UBS - New York - specialized in fixed income and foreign exchange. He has worked as a trader for over fifteen years, initially in the interest-rates options and swaps market and, since 2006, in the European and US Government bond markets. He has experience working both within the primary dealer community and in the high-frequency environment (at KCG and Citadel.) At UBS, he has run the eTrading desk within FRC in the U.S., with particular focus on electronic market-making. Giuseppe holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science with particular focus on Markov Decision Processes applied to finance from University College London and an MSc in financial mathematics from City University, London. He has taught various courses, including Financial Computing at UCL and has supervised a number of Ph.D. students - both at UCL and CASS Business School. His research interests are in algorithmic trading, numerical solutions to Bayesian inference, and interaction between market participants in price-setting microstructure. Giuseppe currently lives in Larchmont (NY) where he spends most of his free time enjoying his young family and dog.
Mike Googe
Head of Product - Bloomberg Transaction Cost Analysis
Bloomberg L.P.

Mike Googe is the business manager for Bloomberg's transaction cost analysis product, known as BTCA. Based in London, Googe joined Bloomberg in 2009 as a transaction cost analysis (TCA) specialist. His more than 30 years’ industry experience in trading, execution consultancy and benchmark analytics helped Bloomberg develop its market-leading multi-asset transaction cost analysis (TCA) tools. Bloomberg TCA provides trading desks with performance metrics for pre, real-time and post trade. These analytics give trading desks on the sell side and buy side transparency into execution quality, as well as qualitative insights for decision support and trade surveillance activities.Under Googe's direction, the BTCA product has grown to support analytics for global equities, fixed income, OTC and exchange-traded derivatives, foreign exchange and structured products, such as mortgages and asset-backed securities.

Luis Carvalho
Head of Investments
Credito Agricola Gest

As Head of Investments, Luis actively contributes on the formulation of the company's Investment Policy at the Investment Committee at Credito Agricola Gest. Luis is responsible to set up the strategy to implement the Investment Policy in order to maximize returns assuring that all portfolio managers do comply with the risk limits and guidelines defined by the Committee. He closely work with the Institutional Clients department giving market insights to help drawing the Investment Policy and the development of new products for institutional clients: insurance portfolios and pension funds. With European Quantative Easing coming into force in early 2015, Luis will be providing the prose and cons of the new monetary policy, as well as providing insights on how you can reduce the impact of European QE.

Ashley Courtis
Head of iShares Fixed Income Markets and Sales, EMEA,
BlackRock
Michael Paulus
Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer
OpenDoor Securities

Michael Paulus has over 30 years of financial markets experience in both the public and private sectors, including senior positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the U.S. Treasury Department. Prior to joining OpenDoor, Michael was managing director and head of the public sector group for Asia-Pacific at J.P. Morgan based in Hong Kong, following similar positions at Citigroup and HSBC. Michael’s extensive background spans an array of honorary public appointments including at the U.S. Treasury Department and on the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets. In 2000, he was awarded the U.S. Treasury’s Exceptional Service Award. He is a past Chairman of the America’s Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and a contributing author of The Handbook of Exchange Rates. Michael serves as the Chief Compliance Officer of OpenDoor.

Mariano Goldfischer
Managing Director, Global Head Credit Trading and Syndicate
Crédit Agricole
Mariano is Global Head of Credit Trading and Syndicate. His remit includes Syndication across all asset classes and currencies, and secondary trading of Covered, Corporate,Financials, Emerging Markets and structure bonds. Prior to that, Mariano was instrumental in the development of the Global Bond Business at Crédit Agricole CIB, first as Global Head of Credit Trading and then as Head of Global Debt Markets. Prior to joining Crédit Agricole CIB, Mariano worked at Strategic Value Partners and ING in Argentina, Brazil and New York. Mariano started his career in Capital Market Argentina Mariano graduated with a Finance degree from the Universidad de Palermo in Argentina
Tom Stephens
Head of International Capital Markets
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Philip Whitehurst
Executive Director Product Management
LCH
Dwayne Middleton
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Dwayne is Head of US Fixed Income Trading in Long Only Asset Management. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2009 and has 21 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, Dwayne spent nine years with JPMorgan Asset Management as a senior portfolio manager. Most recently, he was head of Investment Grade Credit Strategy leading portfolio construction, sector allocation, trading and credit research. Previously, Dwayne served as portfolio manager with Criterion Investment Management specializing in the corporate bond sector. Dwayne received a B.A. in economics from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A from Northeastern University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts.
Iseult Conlin
VP, Trading and Liquidity Strategies
Blackrock
Iseult Conlin, CFA, Vice President, is a member of the Investment Grade Corporate Credit Trading desk within BlackRock's Trading and Liquidity Strategies Group. She is responsible for front-end corporate cash trading, as well as industrials sector trading. Iseult has been instrumental in the development and adoption of an open access all-to-all electronic credit trading platform. Prior to her current role, Iseult worked on the Global Capital Markets desk managing the investment grade primary market issuance process. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Ms. Conlin was a Latin American economist and fixed income strategist at Bank of America in New York. She was responsible for coverage of Colombia and Peru, where she recommended leveraged discretionary portfolio trades in local debt, external debt and FX. Ms. Conlin earned a BA degree in economics and psychology from New York University in 2009. She was a member of the NYU Women's Basketball Team and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.