EMEA Trading Conference Speakers

15 March 2018

Keynote Speakers

Tilman Lüder

Tilman Lüder holds a doctorate in law from the University of Tübingen. Before joining the European Commission in 1999, Tilman was as an associate in Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP. He worked on European and German antitrust and merger control issues. His first job in the Commission was that of a case manager dealing with antitrust and state aid cases in the area of...

Sir Geoff Hurst MBE

Geoff Hurst will always be best known for scoring the hat-trick in England’s 1966 World Cup Final triumph. His achievement has never been matched. Geoff joined West Ham as an apprentice and went on to become the First Division’s leading goalscorer for six consecutive years. In a distinguished career, he won 49 caps and scored 24 goals for England. Now working as Director of Football...

Speakers

Adrian Poole

Adrian Poole, Head of Google Cloud Platform Financial Services, UKI. Adrian manages the Financial Services team for Google Cloud and has 20 years experience working in the FInancial Services Industry. Prior to Google, Adrian worked for management consultancy Grant Thornton in areas of regulatory redress, financial crime and cost take out initiatives.  Adrian’s early career was formed at IBM where he ran their Financial Markets...

Alasdair Haynes

Alasdair Haynes, CEO, Aquis Exchange Alasdair is the founder and CEO of Aquis Exchange. He is the former CEO of Chi-X Europe and was responsible for growing the business into Europe’s largest equities trading platform and into profitability before its sale in late 2011. Prior to that, Alasdair spent 11 years heading up ITG’s international business, pioneering the introduction of electronic trading and crossing into...

Alex Wolcough

Alex is one of the founding members of Sycamore Financial Technology. The majority of his time is currently spent leading regulatory impact assessments across a broad range of market participants – Trading Platforms, Market Data Vendors, Sell-side and Buy-side – helping them understand their specific situation and then aiding them to plan for how to comply and compete in the new regulatory environment. With over...

Ashlin Kohler

EMEA Fixed Income Market Structure, Citi Ashlin began her career at LIFFE where she was responsible for the management of the bond futures contracts including refining of the specifications and new products.  Around the time of the automated trading evolution, Ashlin moved to work for an electronic trading operator, MTS, and again was responsible for product management, becoming increasingly involved in market structure issues. She...

Barry Young

Barry Young, Director, is a member of the Product Management team within the Aladdin Product Group at Blackrock.  As a product manager Barry and team guide the Aladdin product from conception to launch. Product Managers work in partnership with the Aladdin engineers and stakeholders to create the product vision, think commercially about the product, and enhance the Aladdin value proposition for its users. Product Management leverages teams...

Bill Murray

Bill Murray, based in the UK, is a Senior Researcher and Advisor for Leading Edge Forum.  Bill is the author of our report entitled, Rethink Risk Through the Lens of Antifragility, co-author of our paper WT* is a Platform and co-author for our publication The Renaissance of the IT Organization. Bill’s IT career spans over 30 years, with 16 years as a Founder and Partner of Differentis, providing strategic IT...

Catherine Sutcliffe

Catherine Sutcliffe – Financial Services Regulation Specialist Catherine specialises in financial services regulation, recently setting up her own consultancy, MoxieRules. Her MiFID II experience includes an investment bank, an EU policy maker and the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) MiFID II readiness programme. She has worked for Deloitte, Euroclear, JP Morgan, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and, most recently, the FCA.

Cathy Gibson

Cathy Gibson, Head of Dealing, Royal London Asset Management

Christian Nentwich

Christian is a co-founder and director of Duco. He has more than 10 years of experience with financial technology and possesses a track record of delivering innovative solutions to the market. In 2014, Christian was named in Financial News’ 40 under 40 Rising Stars of Trading and Technology. Before Duco, he founded and sold his previous company, Systemwire, and advised multiple tier one investment banks,...

Christophe Roupie

Christophe Roupie, Head of Europe and Asia, MarketAxess Europe Limited 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...

David Howson

David Howson, Chief Operating Officer, Cboe Europe David Howson is Chief Operating Officer at Cboe Europe, overseeing the company’s software engineering, infrastructure and operational teams. Mr. Howson was Chief Operating Officer of Bats Europe since 2013, which was acquired by Cboe Global Markets in February 2017. He brings more than 20 years of experience in European and North American financial markets technology to the company. Most...

Gareth Coltman

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....

Geoffroy Vander Linden

Geoffroy Vander Linden joined Trax in 2014 and is the Head of Transparency Solutions. He is responsible for the future development of Trax’s cross asset-class transparency and trade reporting solutions for MiFID II. Geoffroy currently sits on the ESMA Secondary Market Consultative Working Group and is also Co-Chair of a number of FIX working groups including, reference data and trade/transaction reporting. Prior to this, Geoffroy...

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...

Iosif Itkin

Iosif is co-founder and co-CEO of Exactpro, a specialist firm focused on functional and non-functional testing for market infrastructures. Founded in 2009 with ten core specialists on board, Exactpro now employs over 550 specialists. In May 2015 – January 2018, Exactpro was part of the Technology Services division of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). In January 2018, the founders of Exactpro completed a management...

Jasper Jorritsma

Jasper Jorritsma – Senior Policy Advisor, Capital Markets, Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) Mr. Jorritsma is Senior Policy Advisor at the AFM, where he serves as policy lead on market structure, market integrity, and commodities issues, and is also involved in strategy development.  Mr. Jorritsma was seconded as a policy officer in the Securities Markets Unit at the Directorate General Internal Market and Services to...

Jim Northey

Jim Northey, Co-Chair Global Technical Committee, Americas Region, FIX Trading Community, Chair Elect, ISO TC68 Financial Services Technical Committee, and Consultant and Industry Standards Liaison, Itiviti. Jim Northey has over thirty years experience as a manager, consultant, and implementer within the capital markets industry. Jim is active in financial messaging standards by regularly contributing to the FIX and ISO 20022 standardization efforts. Jim serves as a FIX Global...

John Marsland

John Marsland, Chief Operating Officer, Investment, Schroder Investment Management Limited John Marsland is Chief Operating Officer, Investment at Schroder Investment Management in London and is responsible for global trading, investment operations and the investment management platform. Mr. Marsland began his investment career in 1992 at UBS Philips & Drew as a UK economist, and subsequently moved into investment strategy, risk management and quantitative fund management roles....

Julian Allen Ellis

Julian Allen Ellis, Lead – Cross-Product MiFID/MiFIR Steering Committee, AFME. Julian leads the cross-product MiFID/MiFIR Steering Committee at AFME. Julian has a broad product background in both fixed income and equities. Before joining AFME, Julian worked for Market Axess/TRAX in a senior sales and relationship management role responsible for market participants utilizing MiFID/MiFIR regulatory reporting and trade matching services. Prior to that, he was in...

Kevin Houstoun

Kevin Houstoun, Executive Chairman Rapid Addition Kevin leads Rapid Addition a company that specialises in Financial services software that delivers high performance, low latency electronic trading software. Rapid Addition now provides messaging platform that works with FPGA hardware and software to support electronic financial messaging for applications such as price dissemination, order routing, smart order routing, sponsored DMA and many other electronic trading applications. Kevin...

Maria Netley

Maria currently serves as Co-Chair of the European Regional Committee of FIX Protocol. Having worked for RBS, Credit Suisse, UBS, and the London Stock Exchange, Maria has extensive experience in both connectivity & algorithmic trading sales, and business management for equities & futures. She is currently working as a business development and marketing consultant for Rapid Addition.

Mark Pumfrey

Mark has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Up to 2011 he spent 20 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. His last role was Managing Director, Head of Senior relationship Management EMEA and for 10 years prior to that he ran Merrill Lynch’s EMEA equity advisory business globally. In December 2012 he joined the global institutional equity trading network, Liquidnet, as...

Matthew Coupe

Matthew Coupe, Co-Chair EMEA Regional Committee & EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, Director, Barclays Investment Bank

Mike Poole

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...

Natan Tiefenbrun

Natan Tiefenbrun runs Electronic Trading sales and co-heads Agency Equities Trading for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Europe, Middle East and Africa.  In this role Natan is responsible for the firm’s electronic trading offering in European markets, and for managing and developing the firm’s broader suite of agency execution capabilities. His team was recently recognized in the Financial News 2015 Awards for Excellence as...

Nick Cox

Nick has recently left JPMAM where he was Global Head of Fixed Income Trading.  Prior to that role, he spent nine years at BlackRock, latterly as COO of the Global Trading and Liquidity Group.   Prior to the merger with BlackRock, Nick was Barclays Global Investors’ global head of currency trading and co-head of fixed income trading.  Before joining BGI in 2004 Nick had a number...

Nick Weinreb

Jan 2003 – Present             Euronext – Group Head of Regulation Responsible for all aspects of Euronext’s regulatory arrangements, including dealings with the Euronext College of Regulators. Jan 1990 – Jan 2003          LIFFE –   Director – Market Secretariat Responsible for all aspects of LIFFE’s regulatory arrangements, including relationships with the SIB/FSA and other regulators ( particularly SEC and CFTC) and lobbying/liaison efforts...

Niki Beattie

Niki Beattie has more than 25 years of capital markets experience, particularly focusing on capital markets infrastructure and the impact of technology and regulation.  She spent 17 years working in investment banking and became Managing Director and Head of EMEA Market Structure at Merrill Lynch International before founding Market Structure Partners, a strategic consulting firm specializing in the structure of global capital markets. Niki also...

Paul Squires

Paul Squires, Global Head of Trading and Securities Financing, AXA Investment Managers

Philippe Guillot

Philippe Guillot, Executive Director, Markets Directorate, 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, in 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,...

Pierre Lamy

Pierre is the co-founder & Chief Operating Officer of REGnosys, which unique technology combines Programmatic Compliance and Open Sourcing to drive a radical shift in the financial industry’s approach to regulatory compliance. Pierre is an industry leader with 20 years’ track-record delivering cross-asset solutions for the standardisation of data and process and the electronic representation of financial instruments. As senior member of Goldman Sachs’ Technology...

Rebecca Healey

Rebecca Healey, Co-Chair EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, Head of EMEA Market Structure and Strategy, Liquidnet

Richard Semark

Richard Semark, Managing Director Equities Execution Client Relationship Mgmt & President of UBS MTF Richard Semark is responsible for Equity Execution Client Relationships and President of UBS MTF. He works with clients to ensure they receive the best of UBS execution services, technology and liquidity. As President of UBS MTF his responsibility is to provide a high quality liquidity pool to improve clients’ execution quality...

Rob Boardman

Rob Boardman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, EMEA, ITG Rob Boardman, chief executive of Investment Technology Group Limited (Ireland), ITG’s European broker-dealer, came to ITG in 2006 as head of algorithmic sales. His career began in 1994 at Goldman Sachs, where he filled various roles in deploying trading technology to institutional clients over 12 years. Boardman was a founding member of the European FIX...

Robert Barnes

Robert Barnes is Chief Executive of Turquoise, the pan European multilateral trading facility majority owned by London Stock Exchange Group in partnership with the user community. Prior to his joining in August 2013, he worked at UBS from February 1994, gaining experience as yellow jacket on the Liffe derivatives trading floor and most recently as CEO of UBS MTF and Managing Director, Equities. His industry...

Russell Wing

Russell Wing – Head of Information Security, LME Russell has been working on Cyber and Information Security for more than 15 years establishing functions and teams responsible for securing enterprise operating environments. During that time he has stayed a techie at heart while helping financial services organizations including banks, insurers, payment services, and exchange and clearing to transform their security capabilities for prevention, detection and response...

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...

Silvano Stagni

Silvano is an expert in financial markets regulations, and has been active in large global projects for financial institutions in Europe, the US and Asia for over 20 years. He is a business strategy consultant – advising financial institutions large and small on the implementation of regulatory change – a writer and public speaker on banking regulations and their impact on the operational structure of...

Stephen Grady

Stephen Grady – Managing Director, Head of Market Structure and Strategy Grady comes to Ipreo with more than 20 years of industry experience, most recently at Legal & General Investment Management, where he was 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...

Stephen Hanks

Stephen Hanks, Markets Policy, FCA Stephen Hanks worked on the original negotiations on MiFID whilst at HM Treasury. He then joined the FCA’s predecessor organisation at the end of 2006 since when he has worked mainly on wholesale markets issues, including sitting on a number of ESMA task forces and working groups. Stephen co-ordinated the FCA’s work on the negotiations on the revised MiFID II...

Stephen Wolf

Stephan Wolf was appointed by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) Board as the CEO of GLEIF. Since January 2017, Mr. Wolf is Co-convener of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 FinTech Technical Advisory Group (ISO TC 68 FinTech TAG). The group acts as an advisory sounding board to support and engage with the Fintech community on standards requirements, for the effective...

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...