EMEA Trading Conference Speakers

18 SEPTEMBER 2020

Keynote Speaker

Paul Tang

Paul Tang is Member of the European Parliament for the Partij van de Arbeid (PvdA) since July 2014, sitting in the Group of Socialists and Democrats. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Amsterdam and worked for the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs and the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis before entering the Dutch parliament in 2007. Here, Paul Tang was spokesperson...

Speakers

Alex Ings

Alex Ings is a Vice President of Credit Suisse in the Global Markets division, based in London. He works on the Global Execution Services Product Management team within the Equities department, responsible for product, market structure and regulation driven changes. Alex joined Credit Suisse on the graduate scheme and worked in various electronic trading technology roles before joining the Equities Execution Services business and electronic...

Alex McDonald

Alex McDonald, CEO, EVIA Alex McDonald joined the association as CEO in 2009. Prior to joining EVIA, Alex has spent his career in Banking and Fund Management. He has over twenty years of experience as a macro trader and portfolio manager, most recently he was a senior portfolio manager at BSAM Global Alpha Fund and prior to that a portfolio manager in global macro, at...

Alex Wolcough

Alex Wolcough, Director, GreenBirch Group Ltd GreenBirch is a specialist Capital Markets consultancy looking at the changing markets and regulation and seeking innovative solutions – whether that is a new target operating model or leveraging new technologies such as cloud – to deliver real value. A current theme is looking at the feasibility of migrating real-time and historical market data to the cloud.

Alison Hollingshead

Alison Hollingshead, Chief Of Staff, Trading Platform & Core Technology, Man Group Alison Hollingshead is Chief of Staff, Trading Platform & Core Technology, a role she took up in March 2019. Alison helps manage a broad, 200-person department that is responsible for the delivery of the technology supporting the entire trading lifecycle from order management and execution, to settlement and regulatory reporting, as well as...

Andrew Falco

Andrew Falco, Global Head of FX & Fixed Income Trading, Fidelity International

Ben Collins

Ben Collins, Head of Sales & CRM, BMLL Technologies Ben Collins, Head of Sales & CRM. He has over 20 years’ sales management experience working with major enterprises supporting their market data, analytics and execution needs. Prior to joining BMLL, he was Managing Director (Europe) for ACTIV Financial, where he ran ACTIV’s sales and business development activities in EMEA. Prior to ACTIV he was Global...

Byron Cooper-Fogarty

Byron Cooper-Fogarty, CEO, Neptune Networks Ltd. Byron started in Fixed Income sales covering asset managers and other buy-side accounts with Royal Bank of Canada and ran Bond sales teams at Commonwealth Bank before moving to the UK and working in asset management with Gartmore (now part of Janus Henderson). From there he moved in to the eTrading arena with MTS (now part of the LSE)...

Cathy Gibson

Cathy Gibson, Head of Dealing, 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...

Charlotte Sickermann

Charlotte Sickermann is senior policy officer in the trading unit of ESMA since 2014 and is focussing on transparency and market structure issues of MiFID II. She started her career at the German Bundesbank in 2007, working in particular in the financial stability department. From 2011-2014 she joined the European Commission (DG MARKT) as a national seconded expert working on financial services policy, in particular,...

Chris Hollands

Chris Hollands, Head of European Sales and Account Management, TradingScreen Chris Hollands is TS’s Head of European Sales and Account Management and is responsible for all of TS’s client-facing activities in Europe, managing a team based in each of its office locations in London, Paris and Geneva. On a day-to-day basis, Chris oversees TS’s major broker relationships and buy side accounts in the region and...

Christoph Hock

Christoph Hock, Head of Multi-Asset Trading, Union Investment 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...

Commissioner Rostin Behnam

Rostin Behnam was nominated by President Trump as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on July 13, 2017, was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 2017, and was sworn in to serve as a Commissioner on September 6, 2017 for term expiring in June 2021. Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Behnam served as senior counsel to U.S. Senator...

Constantinos Antoniades

Constantinos Antoniades, Global Head of Fixed Income, Liquidnet, Inc. Constantinos Antoniades is Head of Liquidnet Fixed Income and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and expansion of the fixed income business globally. Liquidnet has introduced an industry-wide solution that brings together Liquidnet’s experience, scale and global reach within the institutional investment community with a proven trading platform that is accelerating efficiencies within the corporate bond...

Daniel Riches

Daniel Riches, Head of Equities Dealing, M&G Daniel Riches joined M&G in 2001 as an Equities Dealer and was made Head Of Equities Dealing in 2011. Previously Daniel Riches was an Equities Dealer at JP Morgan Asset Management.

David Bullen

David Bullen, Secretary General, Electronic Debt Markets Association – Europe, Founder, Lorgwood David Bullen founded his own independent advisory consultancy in 2012, specialising in capital market electronic trading and market structure change; driven both by regulatory reform and technology.  Prior to this, David led Citigroup’s Global Interest Rates & Corporate Credit e-Commerce businesses for 17 years.  Previously, David managed Citi’s cross-asset class fixed income &...

Duncan Higgins

Duncan Higgins, Independent Consultant Duncan is an independent consultant working with financial industry firms to help them refine their trading products and client strategies.  With over 20 years experience Duncan previously held long standing positions at ITG (now Virtu), UBS and was part of the team who successfully launched the Turquoise MTF.

Elliot Banks

Elliot Banks, Chief Product Officer, BMLL Elliot Banks is the Chief Product Office at BMLL. Elliot is responsible for data science, product development and product delivery, working closely with both clients and development teams to deliver BMLL’s analytics and product suite to clients. Prior to joining BMLL, Elliot held a mixture of commercial and technical roles, including roles within the infrastructure private equity arm of...

Emma Quinn

Emma Quinn was appointed Global Co-Head of Equity Trading in 2014. Previously, she served as head of Asia-Pacific Trading, head of Asia-Pacific Fixed Income and Australia Equities Trading, and head of Trading for Australia and New Zealand. Quinn joined the firm in 2001 as a senior trader. Prior to that, she worked as an equity trader at AMP Henderson Global Investors. Quinn holds a BBus...

Eric Heleine

Eric Heleine, Head of Trading Desk & Overlay Management, Groupama Asset Management

Geoffroy Vander Linden

Geoffroy VanderLinden is a seasoned executive with over 20 years’ experience in financial services and regulatory reporting.  Geoffroy joined MarketAxess in 2012 and was appointed Country Head, Netherlands in 2018. In this role, he looks after MarketAxess’ MTF and Reporting businesses based in Amsterdam, providing services to Continental Europe. Geoffroy is responsible for the management of business support functions, all operational aspects of the country,...

Graham Dick

Graham Dick, CEO, Aquis Exchange Graham is the CEO of Aquis Exchange Europe and is based in Paris. Prior to this role, he led the Sales and Business Development team at Aquis Exchange PLC. He is a very experienced equities market structure practitioner and innovator having held a similar role at Chi-X Europe for 6 years and, prior to that senior roles at UBS and...

Greg Yanko

Greg Yanco, Executive Director, Markets, Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)

Hank Erbe

Hank Erbe, Global Head SRM & Public Policy, Fidelity International

Hanno Klein

Hanno Klein, Co-Chair Global Technical Committee and Co-Chair High-Performance Working Group, FIX Trading Community, Founder and Senior Standards Advisor, FIXdom Hanno Klein works as an independent consultant specialised in the standardisation of electronic interfaces and is the founder of FIXdom – The Wisdom of FIX in Germany (April 2019). Previously, he has worked for more than 20 years at Deutsche Börse Group that provides the...

Harry Street

Harry Street, Fixed Income Trading Product Manager, Bloomberg

Jason Waight

Jason Waight, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Business Management, MarketAxess

Jennifer Keser

Jennifer Keser, Director, Head of Market Structure & Regulation, Tradeweb Jennifer Keser is Head of Market Structure & Regulation at Tradeweb. Since joining the firm in 2016, she has taken the lead on financial regulatory affairs efforts in Europe and Asia, focused on the fixed income and derivatives markets. In her role, Jenn advises Tradeweb on the regulatory trajectory affecting the industry, and also proactively...

Jim Kaye

Jim Kaye, Co-Chair Consolidated Tape – Data Standards – Equities Working Group, FIX Trading Community Jim co-chairs the Consolidated Tape – Data Standards – Equities Working Group, co-chaired MiFID work groups covering microstructure and transparency and has previously been both a director of FIX and co-chair of the FIX Global Steering Committee. His background is in equities product development where he has had roles at...

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 Marsland

John Marsland, Head of Data Enablement and Trading, Schroder Investment Management John Marsland is Head of Data Enablement and Trading at Schroder Investment Management in London and is responsible for global trading, investment support and the data enablement platform and strategy; currently focussing on the use of ESG data. He joined Schroders in 2006 as a portfolio manager in the QEP quantitative global equities team...

Jonathan Healey

Jonathan Healey, Head of Global Markets eCommerce, BBVA Jonathan Healey has over 30 years of experience in Global Financial Markets, leading projects and business,  initially in Corporate Treasury and subsequently at major banks.   Jon has held senior positions in eCommerce at HSBC, Lloyds and BBVA in FX and eCommerce where he led the creation of end to end digital platforms for FX and other asset classes from...

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...

Larry Tabb

Larry Tabb is the Head of Market Structure Research at Bloomberg Intelligence. Currently Larry is building out his research team to develop research and insight on financial markets infrastructure, technology, regulation, trading practices and industry issues. Prior to joining Bloomberg in June 2020, Larry was the Research Chairman of TABB Group, the financial markets’ strategic advisory and research firm where he managed research and consulting...

Linda Middleditch

Linda Middleditch, Chief of Product Strategy and Engineering, Itiviti Linda is the Chief of Product Strategy and Engineering of Itiviti. She joined Itiviti in 2019 and she is responsible for defining and executing the product vision and strategy. Prior to joining Itiviti, Linda held different executive positions at Bloomberg LP, where she was responsible for defining and implementing the strategy of their sell-side equity O/EMS...

Liz Callaghan

Liz Callaghan, Director, Market Practice & Regulatory Policy, ICMA 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...

Liz Carter

Liz Carter, Managing Director, Tradeweb Liz Carter is Managing Director at Tradeweb, responsible for the firm’s trade reporting and clearing strategy. Since joining Tradeweb in October 2004, Liz has been instrumental in developing trade processing initiatives in Europe with a primary focus on client clearing and MiFID II transparency reporting developments. Liz is currently the business lead for Tradeweb’s new Approved Publication Arrangement (APA). Prior...

Marc Berthoud

Marc Berthoud, Head Exchange Data Strategy, SIX Securities & Exchanges Marc currently serves as Head Exchange Data Strategy for SIX Securities & Exchanges, one of the leading securities market operators in Europe. Securing sound commercial offering and intellectual property rights policy over SIX proprietary data is a central focus area of Marc’s portfolio. In recent years he drove the modernization of SIX Swiss Exchange market...

Mark Montgomery

Mark Montgomery, Strategy & Business Development, big xyt  Prior to joining big xyt Mark worked at Barclays Capital as Director of Electronic Trading Sales and Alliance Bernstein where he was responsible for establishing a European portfolio and electronic trading desk. Responsible for sales and trading from the launch of ITG in Europe, Mark worked directly with clients exploring electronic trading and transaction costs for the...

Mark Watters

Mark Watters, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, AxeTrading Before co-founding AxeTrading, Mark had over 17 years’ experience at Bloomberg, including senior roles in Fixed Income electronic trading. Mark has specialist experience in selling and implementing bond auction systems, trading platforms, and primary and secondary market Fixed Income trading systems in developed and emerging markets. He has worked with national treasuries, issuers, and the Buy- and...

Matthew Bumstead

Matthew Bumstead, Solutions Architect for Exchange Data & Business, Bloomberg L.P. With 23 years of experience in exchange market data, Matt is responsible for developing global exchange data content solutions and feature sets for the benefit of all business functions at Bloomberg. Matt is also a founding member (2011) and co-chair of the FIX Market Model Typology (MMT) Technical Committee. The goal of MMT is...

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...

Merlin Rajah

Merlin Rajah, Vice President, Electronic Sales Trading, Absa Merlin Rajah is the VP for Electronic Sales Trading and is the most recent addition to the Absa team, joining in May 2020. Having spent almost a decade at the JSE as their Business Development Manager for Electronic Trading, he joins with a wealth of knowledge and experience in terms of exchange trading systems, algorithmic and quantitative...

Natalie Westerbarkey

Natalie Westerbarkey, Director and Head of EU Public Policy, Fidelity International Natalie Westerbarkey is Director and Head of EU Public Policy at Fidelity International based in Luxembourg. She joined Fidelity in November 2017 and has over 15 years of professional experience. In August 2018 she was appointed as Board Director of FIL (Luxembourg) S.A., is a Deutsche Börse certified Board Director and Luxembourg ILA Independent...

Neil Joseph

Neil Joseph, Managing Director, European Head of Equity Trading, J.P. Morgan Asset Management Neil Joseph, Managing Director, is European Head of Equity Trading for J.P. Morgan Asset Management.  An employee since 2002, Neil was previously responsible for the Program Trading Desk.  Prior to joining the Trading Desk in 2010, Neil led the Trading Technology Team having initially worked within Investment Banking Technology.  Neil obtained a...

Neill Penney

Neill Penney, Managing Director and Global Head of Trading, Refinitiv Neill Penney is Co-Head of Trading at Refinitiv where, together with Michael Chin, he is responsible for the Trading business at Refinitiv.  The Trading business provides market data, pre-trade insight, execution capabilities, and transactional workflow solutions for the sales, trading, and research of foreign exchange, rates, credit, equities, and other exchanged-traded instruments.  Refinitiv is one...

Nick Dutton

Nick Dutton, Chief Regulatory Officer, Cboe Europe

Oliver Chapman

Oliver Chapman, Director, Execution Sales, Barclays Capital

Oliver Gilvarry

Oliver Gilvarry, Head of Markets, Investment Funds & CMU, Irish Ministry of Finance Oliver Gilvarry is Head of Markets, Investment Funds and CMU in the Irish Ministry of Finance. In his role he is responsible for domestic and European policy development in those areas. Oliver has had a number of roles in the area of capital markets including in Lloyds Banking Group and KBC. He...

Paris Pennesi

Paris is Head of Quant Strategies for Spot FX & Commodities for the electronic trading team, eRisk, at HSBC. Previously, he has worked at MAN AHL, JP Morgan and RBS, creating systematic investments strategies and algorithms for market making and execution across FX, Equities and Futures markets. He is also Honorary Associate Professor at UCL where he teaches Market Microstructure and had academic positions at...

Patrik Karlsson

Patrik works as a policy officer in the investment management team at ESMA since April 2019. He contributes to investment fund policy development, focusing on sustainable finance, fund liquidity and leverage risks. Previously he worked at the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), Prudential plc, and the British Banker’s Association in EU Government Affairs and policy development on investment fund, insurance and banking issues.

Paul Squires

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

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...

Ravi Sawhney

Global Head of Trade Automation & Analytics, Bloomberg

Rebecca Healey

Rebecca Healey, Co-Chair EMEA Regional Committee & Co-Chair EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, Liquidnet Regulatory Consultant, Redlap Consulting

Robert Barnes

Robert Barnes, Global Head of Primary Markets & CEO Turquoise, London Stock Exchange Group Dr Robert Barnes is Global Head of Primary Markets & CEO Turquoise at London Stock Exchange Group. His industry roles include serving as Chairman of the Securities Trading Committee of the London Investment Banking Association, Member of FSA’s Capital Markets Senior Practitioner Committee, Member of European Commission’s Clearing and Settlement Expert...

Ross Barrett

Ross Barrett, Senior Policy Advisor, The Investment Association Ross Barrett is a Senior Policy Advisor at The Investment 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...

Rudolf Siebel

Rudolf Siebel, Managing Director, BVI As Managing Director of BVI, the German asset management and fund industry trade association, Rudolf is responsible for legal and regulatory affairs, fund industry standards, and market research. He represents the interest of the German financial industry and acts as the voice for discussing German and EU investment fund and asset management law and regulation, value chain standardisation and market...

Sakeena Lalljee

Sakeena Lalljee, Director Business Development, Aquis Exchange PLC Sakeena is a Director of Business Development at Aquis Exchange, the subscriptions-based pan-European equities trading venue and technology firm. She joined Aquis in 2013 ahead of the Company’s successful launch in November of that year, and is part of the team that has grown Aquis from a start-up project to a listed Company with over 5% market...

Sapna Swaly

Sapna Swaly, Sales Director, Vela Trading Sapna Swaly is a Sales Director at Vela responsible for helping financial institutions in EMEA and APAC find cost-effective solutions to solve their challenges in the areas of market data, execution and automated trading. She specialises in selling some of Vela’s core solutions including market data feeds, feed handlers, execution gateways, direct market access and options trading platforms. Prior...

Séverine Vandelanoite

Séverine Vandelanoite, Senior Vice President, Products & Regulation, Deutsche Börse AG Séverine is market structure expert for equity markets at Xetra and was deeply involved in the implementation of MiFID II/MiFIR at Deutsche Böerse AG. She also focuses on other regulatory developments and supports her institution and clients in their analysis and understanding of the related obligations and requirements. She also participates to industry initiatives...

Simon Steward

Simon Steward, Head, European Equity Trading, Capital Group

Stéphane Malrait

Stéphane Malrait, Global Head of market structure and innovation for Financial Markets, ING Bank Stéphane Malrait is Managing Director and Global Head of market structure and innovation for Financial Markets at ING Bank. 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....

Stephen Grady

Stephen Grady, Managing Director, Head of Market Structure and Strategy, IHS Markit 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...

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...

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...

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 Stenhouse

Tom Stenhouse, Head of Product, LSE Cash Secondary Markets and Turquoise, Capital Markets, London Stock Exchange Group Tom Stenhouse is Head of Product for London Stock Exchange Cash Secondary Markets and Turquoise. Tom is responsible for the development and implementation of the range of trading services on the two London-based markets, including a number of recent successful initiatives such as non-displayed Large In Scale midpoint...

Torun Reinhammar

Torun Reinhammar is a Senior Account Manager for European investor operations at CDP, the global non-profit helping companies, investors and policymakers measure and reduce their environmental impact. Torun is responsible for CDP’s efforts to engage and enable European investors to understand the level and the timeline of climate change related financial risks of their investments, as well as to measure the positive and negative impacts...

Ty Gallasch

Ty Gallasch, Executive Director, Healthy Markets USA

Vernita Exum

Vernita Exum, CFA, Principal, Head of Equity Index, Europe, Vanguard Vernita oversees the portfolio management of Vanguard’s European domiciled equity index funds, and equity execution in the European, African and the Middle Eastern markets. She began her career at Vanguard as a senior portfolio manager on the US equity trading desk in 2016. Before joining Vanguard, Vernita was an Equity Market Specialist for Bloomberg L.P.,...

Vicky Sanders

Vicky Sanders, Global Head of Investment Analytics, Liquidnet Vicky Sanders is Global Head of Investment Analytics at Liquidnet, combining the artificial intelligence capabilities and broad data sets of Liquidnet’s recent acquisitions of OTAS Technologies and Prattle, with one of the largest online marketplaces and aggregators of research through Liquidnet’s acquisition of RSRCHX. Prior to her current role, Vicky headed RSRCHX, an aggregator and marketplace for...

Vincent Dessard

Vincent is responsible for various legal domains related to capital market issues e.g. (i) MiFID II; and (ii) European Regulation on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR); and (iii) Market Abuse; and (iv) Risk Management at EFAMA. He is heavily involved in legislative proposals and amendments on MiFID II with the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission and advising on...