Nordic Trading Briefing Speakers

26 September 2018

Keynote Speaker

Kerstin Hermansson

Kerstin is Managing Director of the Swedish Securities Dealers’ Association (SSDA) since 2006. Her first major task as managing director of SSDA was the MIFID 1 implementation; from dialoque with legislators and regulators to review of all SSDA selfregulation and standards. Under Kerstin’s leadership SSDA has continued to focus on serving and supporting its members in regulatory developments and infrastructure projects. The SSDA has also become more and more active on following the EU agenda, especially through an increased co-operation with the other Nordic associations and the establishment of the Nordic Securities Association.

Kerstin is active within the European Banking Association (e.g. chairing the Secondary Market WG) and the European Forum for Securities Associations. Kerstin is a board member of AP7 which is the stateowned alternative to the private investment funds offered by the Swedish premium pension system – AP7 has around 300 billion SEK under management.

Kerstin has a Master of Laws from the University of Lund. She started as a young lawyer in an investment firm in 1985. She joined Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken in 1991, first as a lawyer serving mainly the custody area and then as Head of Compliance in the investment bank arm. Kerstin has been an expert in several government investigations related to securities law and regulation.

Speakers

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Christer Wennerberg

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Christoffer De Geer

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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...

David Pearson

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Duncan Higgins

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Fergal Toomey

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Fredrik Ekstrom

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Fredrik Hjorth

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Henrik Husman

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Jeremy Venables

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Julian Allen-Ellis

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Klas Granlund

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Lasse Meholm

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Matthew Coupe

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Morten Lindeman

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Niclas Egmar

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Peter Fredriksson

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Peter Johansson

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Rebecca Healey

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

Rinesh Patel

Head of Enterprise & Risk
Market Development 
Thomson Reuters

Roger Storm

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Sara Mitelman

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Scott Bradley

Scott Bradley, Head of Sales and Marketing, LSE Cash Secondary Markets & 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 the previous 17 years of his career...

Simon Dove

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Tim Beckwith

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Tom Harry

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Torbjörn Iwarson

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Veronica Augustsson

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Vicky Sanders

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