13 - 14 October, 2020
Past Speakers 2018
Head of Execution FX and UK & Asia Fixed Income Trading
AXA Investment Management
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.
Head of BrokerTec Direct
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.
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.
Deputy Global Head Of Investment Execution, Head of Fixed Income and FX
Aberdeen standard investments
MEP, Member of Economic and Monetary Affairs
Illuminate Financial Management
CEO and Chief Product Architect
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.
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.
Senior Vice President, Fixed Income
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.
Head of Credit Trading
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.
Head of EMEA Market Structure and Strategy
Director, Head of UK Sales
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.
Head of Liquidnet Fixed Income EMEA
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.
Fixed Income Market Structure and eTrading Expert
Head of Investment Grade, High Yield & EM Credit Trading, Global Trading Team
Legal & General Investment Management
Fixed Income Dealing Manager
Jupiter Asset Management
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.
European Head of Credit Trading
Head of European Credit Trading. 4 years buy
side experience, 13 years on the sell side trading European credit, cash and
Global Head of Fixed Income Trading
Pictet Asset Management
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.
VP, Trading Technology
Head of Private Banking, Benelux and Switzerland
Senior Vice President, Trader, Emerging Markets Fixed Income
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.
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 .
Global Head, Trading
Candriam Investors Group
Global Head of Trading
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.
Head of Trading, Fixed Income, Derivatives and Currencies
NN Investment Partners
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.
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.
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.
Chief Investment Officer and Head of European and Asian Fixed Income
AXA Investment Management
Co-Head of Credit
Hermes Investment Management
CIO and Managing Partner
Allianz Global Investors
Head of Emerging Markets
Head of Fixed Income
Rathbones Wealth Management
Auriga Global Investors
Global Head of Fixed Income
ABN AMRO Private Bank
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.
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.
Director, Market Structure and MiFID II strategy & regulatory response
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.
Front Office Trading Technology Consultant
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.
Global Head of Fixed Income Trading and Business Initiatives
JP Morgan Asset Management
Senior Fixed Income Dealer
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.
Founder and CEO
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.
Head of Global Strategy
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.
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.
Global Head of Fixed Income ETD Product Design
Global Head Fixed Income Sales Derivatives, Funding & Financing
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.
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.
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
Head of FX
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.
Director, Head of ETF Business Development
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.
Global Head of Fixed Income and Currency Analytics
Managing Director, leads the iShares EMEA Investment and Product Strategy Team.
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.
Head of Client Trading Coverage
Head of Market Hub
ETF Business Development
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.
Head of Electronic Trading Solutions
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.
Head of ETF Portfolio Management, EMEA
Raphael set up and manages Invesco’s 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.
Former International Hostage and Crisis Negotiator
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.
Head of Institutional Trading
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.
Director, Regulation and Market Structure
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.
Managing Director, Head of Integration and Workflow Solutions
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.
Managing Director – Cross Market Solutions & Relationships
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.
Fixed Income Product Owner
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.
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.
Managing Director, Head of the Market Structure and Electronic Trading , EMEA
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, 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.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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.
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.
Head - Fixed Income & Alternatives
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.
European Head of Fixed Income Trading
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.
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.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
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).
Director, Market Structure, Markets EMEA
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.
Managing Director, Sales and Account Management, Europe
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.
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.
Global head of market structure and innovation for financial markets at 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.
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.
Head of European Product Management
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.
Head of EMEA Sales
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.
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.
Principal and Global Head of Fixed Income and Commodities
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.
Head of FICC Market Structure
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.
Head of the High Yield Credit Trading book, EMEA
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.
Head of European Interest Rate Derivatives
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.
Managing Director, Head US Rates
UBS Investment Bank
Head of Product - Bloomberg Transaction Cost Analysis
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.
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.
Managing Director, Global Head Credit Trading and Syndicate
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
VP, Trading and Liquidity Strategies