Americas Trading Briefing Speakers

2 November 2017

Keynote Speaker

Christopher T. Rice

Chris is a Senior Managing Director of State Street Global Advisors, and serves as the firm’s Global Head of Trading. In this role, he has overall responsibility for our 24-hour equity, currency, and fixed income trading operations with teams based in Boston, London and Hong Kong. In prior Trading-related roles, Chris was responsible for equity derivatives trading, transaction cost research and the development and implementation...

Speakers

Nicola White

Nicola White, Managing Director and Global COO of Fixed Income Market Making, Citadel Securities.  Nicola White is a Managing Director and the Global COO of the Fixed Income Market Making business at Citadel Securities. This business includes interest rate and credit asset classes, including both derivative and cash products. Nicola is responsible for business development, new markets advances and regulatory solutions. Nicola has over 13...

Bill Hayden

Bill Hayden, Director, Trade Processing, Tradeweb Markets LLC. Bill Hayden is a Director at Tradeweb, managing the firm’s Trade Processing team, and overseeing system integrations with clients, dealers and third-party vendors. He utilizes his operational and technical expertise as the head of Tradeweb’s System Integration team, which is responsible for establishing server-to-server connectivity with clients’ internal trade processing systems. During his tenure, Bill has served...

Chris Walsh

Chris Walsh, CEO, AcadiaSoft, Inc. Chris Walsh is the Chief Executive Officer of Acadiasoft, Inc.  He has been with Acadiasoft since 2012 and had served as the Chief Operating Officer, until being named CEO in July of 2015. Chris has over 20 years of leadership experience in the financial services technology sector.  Prior to joining Acadiasoft, Chris was a Senior Vice President with NYSE Technologies and ran...

Chris White

Chris White, Founder and CEO, ViableMkts Chris White has 18 years of financial services experience with more than 13 years dedicated to fixed income electronic business development. His journey in financial technology began in 2003 when he joined the electronic corporate bond trading start up, MarketAxess. After helping establish the MarketAxess platform, Mr. White transitioned his career to the sell side, working for leading investment...

Dan Morgan

Senior Managing Director, Head of Execution and Sales Trading, Americas, State Street Global Markets

Daniel Kim

Daniel Kim, Head of Business Development, SFOX. Daniel Kim is the Head of Business Development at SFOX, an advanced trading platform for crypto currency markets. Previously, Daniel was Head of Sales at Gemini Exchange and a Director at itBit, where he helped build the exchange operations and institutional trading desk. He has an extensive experience in bitcoin and has been involved with digital currency trading...

David Schulz

David Schulz, Director, Global Client Services, CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE). David Schulz, Director, Business Development, Global Client Services at CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) joined CBOE Holdings in November 2012.  Currently, he is part of CBOE’s APAC Business Development sales group, leveraging his 37-year career in financial products. Prior to joining CBOE, Schulz managed sales, order execution and market analysis on the CME trading floor for Merrill...

Hanno Klein

Hanno Klein, Co-Chair Global Technical Committee and Co-Chair High Performance Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Börse Group. Hanno Klein is Senior Vice President at Deutsche Börse Group that also provides the technology for Eurex (trading and clearing), its main derivatives exchange and clearinghouse as well as for Xetra, its cash market. He joined the company in 1997 and worked in various...

Ila Eckhoff

Ila Eckhoff, CPA, Managing Director Business Operations, BlackRock. Ila Eckhoff, CPA, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRock’s Business Operations as part of Investment Operations – Derivative Operations. She is responsible for leading BlackRock’s Industry and Counterparty Management strategy for derivatives and collateral. Ms. Eckhoff serves on a number of committees, including the Business Operations and Technology Leadership Committees, CCP Steering Committee and Government Relations...

James Chrystal

James Chrystal, President Emeritus, NEX Traiana. James’  responsibilities  at NEX Optimisation include new business and market development for new products.  In this role, he is responsible for driving the company’s business growth and profitability in emerging lines of business. As a co-founder of Traiana, part of NEX Optimisation in 2000, James has served in a variety of roles focused on market development and revenue generation,...

Jim Northey

Jim Northey, Co-Chair Global Technical Committee and Co-Chair High Performance Working Group, FIX Trading Community Jim Northey currently serves as a co-chair of the FIX Global Technical Committee and is the Chair Elect of ISO TC68, the ISO Technical Committee for Financial Services. Jim is convener of ISO TC68/SC9/WG1 “ISO 20022 Semantic Models” and is the secretary of ISO TC68/SC8/WG1 “Classification of Financial Instruments Revision”....

John Jannes

John Jannes, Director, Product Management, Trading Services, IHS Markit. As product manager of our Trading Analytics product suite, Mr. Jannes has responsibility for IHS Markit’s multi asset TCA and Best Execution solutions. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Jannes worked at fintech leader FIS Global where he managed a suite of electronic trading products for the broker dealer division. He has over 16 years’...

Joseph Selvaggio

Joseph Selvaggio, Vice President, State Street Global Markets. Joseph is Head of Fixed Income Credit Intermediation at State Street Global Markets (SSGM) where he is responsible for the global management of SSGM’s Fixed Income Trading & Clearing business. He joined SSGM in 2013 to run and expand the Credit Intermediation desk with responsibilities including client relationship management, business development, and product strategy. Prior to joining...

Lee E. Saba

Lee E. Saba, Co-Chair Global Steering Committee, FIX Trading Community, Managing Director, Trading Technologies, Wellington Management. Lee Saba has been at Wellington Management for over 16 years and is responsible for the firm’s global electronic trading infrastructure.  He also chairs various internal committees including the IT FinTech Committee to examine emerging technologies for potential use in institutional financial services.  Lee currently serves as the co-chair...

Louis Rosato

Louis John Rosato, III,  Co-Chair Americas Regional Committee, FIX Trading Community, Director Investment Operations Group, BlackRock Louis, Director, is a member of BlackRock’s Global Investment Operations Group. He oversees Business Strategy and Industry Relationship Management with Blackrock’s Counterparties, Providers and Industry Partners within Investment Operations. He is a member of the BlackRock’s Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange, Equity, Liquidity, Cross Trading and Product Resource Oversight Committees....

Matthew Lane

Matthew Lane, Senior Software Architect, Connamara Systems. Matthew​  ​ Lane,​  ​ Senior​  ​ Software​  ​ Architect,​  ​ is​  ​ an​  ​ experienced​  ​ technology​  ​ professional​  ​ working​  ​ with​  ​ Connamara Systems​  ​ specializing​  ​ in​  ​ emerging​  ​ technologies.​  ​​  ​ Serving​  ​ a​  ​ wide​  ​ variety​  ​ of​  ​ clients,​  ​ Matthew​  ​ has​  ​ architected​  ​ high performance​  ​ systems,​...

Moiz Kohari

Moiz Kohari, SVP, Chief Technology Architect, State Street. Mr. Kohari is responsible for the enhancements to State Street’s digital enterprise architecture, and the creation of the next generation digital enterprise that delivers on-demand secure computing capabilities, driven through machine learning paradigms and all pertinent fin-tech disruptive technologies.  The Office of Architecture’s charter is to work closely with all business units and end user clients to...

Scott Bradley

Scott Bradley, EMEA Chair, Global Member Services Committee, FIX Trading Community, Head of Sales and Marketing, LSE & Turquoise. Scott Bradley is the Head of Sales and Marketing, LSE Cash Secondary Markets and Turquoise with responsibility for business development in Equities, ETF and FIxed Income trading, promoting growth and development within both existing and new markets. Scott joined the Group in March 2017 having spent...

Sean Ristau

Sean Ristau, Director of Exchange Integration and Education, Bcause LLC. Sean has an extensive 17 year background in the capital markets space and is fluent with most sectors of the financial & capital markets industry. Sean was an early adopter of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies particularly Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Ripple.  Sean frequently provides advisory to firms looking to enter the crypto space. Sean is the...

Simon Hogg

Simon Hogg, Managing Director, Head of eFX Quants, State Street Corporation Simon Hogg leads the quant team for State Street’s eFX offering. Simon spent the first half of his career as a software engineer in the telecommunications sector before switching to finance. Having joined State Street in 2011, Simon has worked in electronic FX trading for 10 years. Previous to State Street Simon was on...

Stefan Kutko

Stefan Kutko, Head of Client Technology, Trumid. Stefan is Head of Client Technology at Trumid, and is responsible for all aspects of technology related to client interaction through user interfaces and APIs.  Stefan joined Trumid as part of the company’s acquisition of Electronifie, an all-to-all corporate bond trading platform where he was VP Engineering and a member of the founding team. Prior to joining Electronifie, Stefan...

Steven Wager

Steven Wager, Vice President, Product, Fidelity Labs. Steven Wager (Steve), serves as Vice President of Product within the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, focused on cryptocurrencies and blockchain.  Mr. Wager has over 20 years of experience in emerging technologies and securities services with a broad range of roles including; roles in product, sales, operations and client services. Prior to joining Fidelity, Steve was Vice-President of...

Thomas Venezia

Thomas Venezia, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Trading Capabilities – Exchange-Traded Instruments, Financial & Risk, Thomson Reuters. Tom Venezia is the Global Head of the Trading Capabilities business for exchange-traded instruments within the Trading business unit in the Financial & Risk division of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters Trading delivers financial information, news, collaboration, and transactions services to support the trading floor activities of buy- and sell-side...

Tom Jordan

Tom Jordan, President and CEO, Jordan & Jordan, Advisory Chair, Financial Information Forum (FIF) Tom Jordan is President and CEO, founded Jordan & Jordan in 1990. From 1985-1990, he was the Managing Director of Knight-Ridder Financial/Americas. Prior to this, he was the Chairman of Monchik-Weber, a Wall Street consulting and product development firm. He also held development and marketing positions at IBM. Tom was a co-founder of...