EMEA Trading Conference 2019 Speakers

14 March 2019

EMEA 2019 Trading Conference Keynote Speakers

Verena Ross

Verena Ross is the Executive Director of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). She was appointed to the role in March 2011 and joined ESMA on 1 June 2011. She is the first Executive Director of the organisation and forms part of the senior management team along with the Chair of ESMA. The Executive Director has responsibility for the day-to-day running of the organisation....

Ian Robertson

Ian Robertson is a former international rugby player and BBC Rugby Commentator who made 8 appearances for Scotland. His most memorable on-air commentary came when Jonny Wilkinson kicked England’s winning Rugby World Cup drop goal in 2003.

Danny Care

Danny is England’s most capped Scrum Half with 84 caps to date and currently plays his rugby with Premiership side Harlequins.

EMEA 2019 Trading Conference Speakers

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...

Alyona Bulda

Senior QA Project Manager, Exactpro. Alyona began her professional career as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer and was later given the responsibilities of a Test Lead in Exactpro. She has led software QA projects involving various technologies utilised by firms in the financial markets industry globally — a leading European multilateral trading facility, one of the world’s largest interdealer brokers in OTC financial and commodity...

April Day

Managing Director, Head of Equities at AFME (Association for Financial Markets in Europe)

Carl James

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...

Christoph Hock

Union Investment is one of Europe’s leading asset managers. Christoph manages trading activities for the entire portfolio including: cash equities, fixed income, fund and ETF business, FX, listed and OTC derivatives, and securities lending, with extensive experience in portfolio management and trading. Christoph won the award for Head of Trading – Europe at the 2016 Alpha Trader Forum. Christoph will be joining the session ‘Best...

David Bullen

David Bullen, Secretary General, Electronic Debt Markets Association – Europe

Duncan Higgins

Duncan Higgins, Head of EMEA Electronic Products, ITG Duncan Higgins heads ITG’s electronic products in EMEA with responsibility for product strategy, client consulting and market structure for the region. He also oversees ITG’s MiFID II program, including changes to tools to help clients meet their regulatory obligations. Prior to joining ITG in 2010, he spent two years at the multilateral trading facility, Turquoise, which followed...

Fabio Braga

Fabio is manager of the Trading and Post Trade Policy team at the FCA where he is in charge of the UK policy for trading venues, mainly focusing on transparency and market structure.  Fabio is a member of various ESMA task forces and committees and is a former UK representative at the IOSCO Committee on the regulation of secondary markets.  Before joining the FCA Fabio...

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...

Gareth Peel

Gareth joined  Société Générale in 1998 from JP Morgan as a founder of their Equity Program Trading team.  Since then, he has worked in various front office roles within the Global Markets business and is currently in charge of Advisory Broker reviews as well as being a senior relationship manager for Asset Management in the UK.

Irina Sonich Bright

Irina Sonich-Bright, Co-Chair Brexit Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Director, Global Execution Services, Head of Product Management, Credit Suisse Irina looks after product and market structure driven changes in Execution Services area of the Credit Suisse’s Global Markets division.  Irina has been with Credit Suisse since 1999, working in a various electronic trading technology roles before joining Execution Services business. Irina is an active member...

Ivan Mihov

Head of Buy-Side Fixed Income EMS, Ivan joined AxeTrading in late 2017 to lead sales and business development for AxeTrading’s Buy-side Fixed Income EMS. AxeTrading is a specialist Fixed Income EMS servicing Sell-Side, Buy-Side and Brokers across 4 continents. AxeTrading delivers a modern technology toolkit of fixed income workflows, pricing engine and multi-layer data aggregation: purpose-built for Fixed Income markets automation and generating trading alpha....

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 Greenan

John Greenan is recognised as a thought leader within the Electronic Trading space with strong market knowledge, commercial/financial savvy, relationship building skills and an enviable global contact list. Driving force behind FIX Orchestra, the next version of the FIX Protocol, the world’s leading open-source API for trading. Non-Executive Director and Board Advisor to a number of Fintech firms. He has considerable experience of buy-sides, sell...

Jonathan Finney

Jonathan leads the European Business Development at activities with responsibilities including overseeing the firm’s electronic trading relationships with European banks, brokers, asset managers and exchanges and identifying new business opportunities across Europe. Prior to joining Citadel Securities, Jonathan worked at Fidelity International for 11 years, most recently as Head of Systematic Trading.

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...

Liz Callaghan

Liz’s background is in fixed income & equities electronic trading (Investment Banks, Brokers and MTFs). In the past few years, Liz has focused on market structure strategy (combination of sales/trading experience and knowledge of trading related regulations). Liz’s (CF30) market practitioner’s approach emphasizes: electronic trading product innovation, business line rationalisation and restructuring, best execution and business development. Liz is one of two directors on ICMA’s...

Mark Hemsley

Mark Hemsley is President of Cboe Europe, the European division of Cboe Global Markets, joining the firm in 2017 as part of the Bats Global Markets acquisition.  Based in London, Mr. Hemsley oversees Cboe’s European operations, which provide investors with cutting-edge trading and investment solutions for the European equities, global FX and derivatives markets. Cboe Europe operates the largest pan-European stock market and trade reporting...

Matthew Coupe

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

Melissa Tuttle

Melissa Tuttle is a senior portfolio manager at Vanguard Asset Management Ltd in London.  Ms. Tuttle joined Vanguard in December 2016 and currently holds a leadership position in the European Equity Index Group.  Prior to joining Vanguard, she headed PIMCO’s global equity trading, overseeing desks in Singapore, London and New York. She is a member of the Quorum 15 Advisory Board and a member of...

Nick Philpott

Nick is the Head of Market Structure at Standard Chartered Bank. Nick joined the bank’s graduate programme in 2006 after a short career in the British Army. He followed that with roles in Financial Markets sales in Lagos, Nigeria, and COO positions across FX, Rates, Credit and Repo trading in both London and Singapore. He represents the bank on a number of industry working groups...

Oliver Pratley

Oliver Pratley is the Research Relationship Manager for Invesco based out of Henley on Thames which runs over $100 billion in active AUM. The Henley Investment Centre is part of Invesco Ltd, a global organisation solely focused on investment management with over $900 billion active AUM and offices all over the world. Mr Pratley has responsibility for research provision and provider relationships for the EMEA...

Patrik Karlsson

Patrik Karlsson has been in involved in financial services policy analysis and stakeholder engagement for over a decade. He currently runs ICMA’s buy-side practice, the Asset Managers’ and Investors’ Council (AMIC), having joined ICMA in 2014. Before that he spent four years as Head of EU Government Affairs at Prudential plc and four years at the British Bankers’ Association (BBA). Patrik studied international relations and...

Philippe Guillot

Philippe Guillot, Managing Director, Markets Directorate, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) Mr. Guillot took responsibility of the Markets Directorate at the AMF in March 2012. The Markets Directorate oversees markets and monitors market infrastructure. Since joining the AMF, Mr. Guillot has played a leading role in the market microstructure debate. He is an active contributor to various ESMA working groups, focusing on the Markets in Financial Instruments...

Rebecca Healey

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

Richard Balarkas

Director, FIX Trading Community, Director, Quendon Consulting

Richard Wire

Vice President, Market Structure, Securities Division, Goldman Sachs

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...

Ross Barrett

Ross Barrett is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Investment Management Association, the trade association of the UK’s £7.7 trillion investment management industry. Overarching responsibility for the MiFID II and EMIR regulations at the Investment Association. ACAMS certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Member of the Bank of England Money Markets Committee. Ross has more than 19 years’ experience within major financial institutions and trade associations....

Sarah Hay

Sarah Hay, Equities Execution Client Strategy and Head APAC and EMEA Commission Management, UBS Sarah is responsible for managing of senior execution relationship and helping to develop our client and liquidity strategy. She is focused on broad product marketing and providing market-leading execution solutions to our clients to help them with their increasingly complex execution requirements and regulatory obligations. Sarah took on the additional role...

Sassan Danesh

Managing Partner, Etrading Software Ltd Sassan Danesh has 20 years’ experience assisting capital markets institutions to grow their OTC market franchise by optimising the business performance of their technology offerings. Sassan’s more recent focus is on the role of technology in addressing industry-wide issues. He is passionate about the benefits of industry collaboration in providing technology solutions that optimise inefficiencies in market structure.

Severine Vandelanoite

Severine Vandelanoite, Senior Vice President, Products & Regulation, Deutsche Börse AG

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...

Sufyaan Kazi

Sufyaan is the Asset Management Lead at Google UK. He is a technologist who partners with buy-side firms on understanding how to leverage Cloud, Big Data and Machine Learning effectively. Sufyaan has been in the area of Cloud Computing for sometime having previously worked at Pivotal, Amazon Web Services and has also worked in senior roles for Deutsche Bank, Accenture and IBM.”

Tim Kreutzmann

Tim Kreutzmann is Vice President Legal at BVI, the German Fund and Asset Management Association. He is responsible for open-ended funds, investor-specific regulation of credit institutions, insurance companies and pension schemes as well as trade and market regulation. Tim is an attorney at law, holds a master degree in international trade law from the University of Stellenbosch/South Africa and is a specialist lawyer for German...

Tom Doris

Tom is co-founder and CEO of OTAS Technologies, a Liquidnet company. As Chief Data Scientist at Liquidnet, he also leads the R&D program exploring the application of AI, machine learning and alternative data to the investment process. This effort is focused on developing products that enhance performance and efficiency of active managers and traders. He is responsible for product development of OTAS, the market data...

Tom Harry

Tom Harry, Regulatory Specialist, MTS Tom is the Regulatory Specialist in the Product team at MTS, focusing on MiFID II and other regulatory developments. Previously, Tom has worked at the London Stock Exchange and Borsa Italiana. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  

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...

Vicky Sanders

Vicky is one of the two founders of RSRCHXchange, the aggregator and marketplace for institutional research.  After the recent acquisition by Liquidnet, Vicky remains responsible for RSRCHXchange reporting directly to the firm’s President.  Prior to setting up RSRCHXchange in 2014, Vicky spent a decade in research sales role in London at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. Launched in September 2015, the award-winning RSRCHX platform is...