TradeTech FX 2017

September 11-September 13, 2017

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos, Barcelona

44 (0) 20 7368 9836

Our Speakers:

We're already at work booking an industry-leading roster of speakers for 2017 - keep an eye on this page for updates.

If you would be interested in being a part of TradeTech FX Europe 2017, we would love to hear from you.

"I really enjoyed the conference this year, which was bigger and better than ever. It’s always a great forum to learn about the latest trading technology, and interact with both our buy side colleagues as well as sell side and tech providers to discuss the ever changing trading landscape." Buford Scott, CIO, Stelrox Capital Management

Robert Franolic
Managing Director, Head of CLS Analytics
CLS Group
Justin Lyon
Justin Lyon
CEO
Simudyne

Justin is one of the world’s leading experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and simulation technology. His current focus is using advanced data analytics and artificially intelligent simulation platforms to model some of society’s most complex problems. Ever since his studies at MIT, Justin has been fascinated by applications of AI and machine learning to inform decision-making. As a serial technology entrepreneur, he has been at the forefront of the ways in which these technologies will enable the world's business, government and civic leaders to shape a better world for the next generation. Justin has presented at Bloomberg, FT Innovate, World Cities Conference and TEDx. He has also appeared on CNBC and BBC World Service and has been featured in publications including Wired, The Guardian, ITProPortal, TechUK, The Risk Universe and Dow Jones.  Simudyne, a London-based technology company, fundamentally believes that all decisions of consequence should be subject to a computer simulation. They have built the Providence platform to make it easy for banks and financial institutions to build infinitely scalable simulations that promise to transform banks from the front to back office.  Justin will be one of the start-ups joining the Dragons’ Den session on 13th September.  

Jian Chen
Executive Director, Global Head of QSI
Morgan Stanley
Isaac Lieberman
Isaac Lieberman
President and CEO
Aston Capital Management
Isaac founded Aston Capital Management as a quantitative hedge fund in November 2013. As a veteran trader of proprietary quantitative strategies, he has more than 20 years of experience trading in global FX and Fixed Income markets. Prior to founding Aston Capital Management, Isaac was Managing Director at J.P. Morgan where he was the Head of Algorithmic Trading and the Head of Electronic FX Options Trading. Before joining J.P Morgan in 2008, Isaac was Head of the FX and Fixed Income division in the Principal Strategies Group at Bear Stearns where he worked from 1996.

TradeTech FX Europe 2017 Advisory Board

Toby Baker
Toby Baker
Senior Foreign Exchange Trader
T. Rowe Price
T Rowe Price is a Global Investment manager with offices in 14 countries, managing client assets over $700 Billion. The investment execution is traded out of Sydney, Hong Kong, London and Baltimore. Toby is on the TradeTech FX 2017 Advisory Board, and will be taking part in the Oxford Style Debate ‘ True or False – Brexit will lead to London losing its position as the global FX hub’ on the 12th September.
Robbie Boukhoufane
Robbie Boukhoufane
Global Head of Fixed Income & FX Trading
Schroder Investment Management
At Schroder IM, Robert has full responsibility for the entire FX and FI execution process. He is on the TradeTech FX Advisory Board and will be contributing his expertise to the Panel Discussion ‘Between a Global Code Of Conduct ‘rock’ and a MiFID II ‘hard place’ - How are traders approaching regulatory challenges to achieve best execution and a fully compliant trading desk?’ on the 12th September.
Nicholas Greenland
Nicholas Greenland
Managing Director, Global Head of Broker/Dealer Relationships
BNY Mellon Investment Management
Nicholas had been at BNYM AM since 2004, and was previously at Credit Suisse and Royal Bank of Scotland. Nicholas is on the TradeTech FX Europe Advisory Board.
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 Forum, and is on the TradeTech FX 2017 Advisory Board. He will be participating in the Oxford Style Debate ‘True or False – Brexit will lead to London losing its position as the global FX hub’ on the 12th September and the session ‘Data, Data, Everywhere - With the increasing need to aggregate and analyse all data points, how can you exploit big data and data analytics to make more informed trading decisions?’ on the 13th September.
Brigitte Le Bris
Brigitte Le Bris
Managing Director, Head of FX and Global EM
Natixis Asset Management
Brigitte Le Bris heads up the FX strategy for Natixis Asset Management, the 7th largest money manager in Europe, where she has been since September 2010 as Head of Currency and Global Fixed Income. Brigitte is directly responsible for the strategy within both emerging market and G10 currencies. Brigitte is on the TradeTech FX Europe 2017 Advisory Board and will be contributing her expertise to the Panel ‘Geo-political investment trends in the new world order - What major events in 2017 will have the biggest impact on FX markets, and how can you set up a winning strategy to capitalize on these?’ on the 12th September.
Lee Sanders
Lee Sanders
Head of FX and FI Dealing
AXA Investment Managers
Lee is the head of FX and FI Dealing for AXA IM, covering both the Paris and London offices. After 10 years as an Investment Manager, Lee made the move to trading to help set up an execution function for FI and FX and MM and this has slowly been rolled out to a more a global role. He has embraced changes in e-commerce and market structure and by doing so has helped make the desks he manages more efficient. Lee also has worked on TCA projects and also many initiatives to improve the quality of execution in all the asset classes he oversees. Lee is on the TradeTech FX Europe Advisory Board and will be participating in the Panel Discussion ‘360° Perspective: Front office talent - How are the traditional FX trading buy and sell side skill sets changing in order to prosper in a new FX structure?’ on the 13th September.
Christian Schoeppe
Christian Schoeppe
Head of FX Trading EMEA
Deutsche Asset Management
Christian joined the company in 2000. Prior to his current role, Christian served as an International Equities and FX Trader. Previously, he worked in Corporate Asset Management at Deutsche Bank Frankfurt and Deutsche Bank Cologne. Christian won Foreign Exchange Trader Of The Year at the 2016 Alpha Trader Forum Awards and is on the TradeTech FX 2017 Advisory Board. Christian will be participating in the Buy Side Keynote Panel ‘It’s crunch time - How are buy side FX heads of trading and portfolio management addressing regulatory developments, an evolving market structure and technology innovations?’ on the 12th September.
Stuart Shearer
Stuart Shearer
VP, Trading Technology
Wellington Management
Stuart has been at Wellington Management since 2013, and was previously at Citi. He is on the TradeTech FX 2017 Advisory Board, and will be participating in the session ‘Where do Heads of Trading Technology see the major opportunities in creating an optimal multi-asset trading and technology infrastructure?’ on the 12th September.

2017 Speakers

Felix Adam
Felix Adam
Founder
ACT Currency
Felix is the founder and CEO of ACT Currency Partner, a Hedge Fund Manager with 20 years of history in working with institutional clients. The prime focus of ACT is generation of alpha in currency, option and precious metals, which is reflected in an average performance of 7.6% for the last 8 years. ACT Incubation's business model offers investment professionals the possibility to run their own Hedge Fund strategy. During his career in Citibank and J.P. Morgan Felix Adam gained a deep experience in providing Alpha with currencies. In 1992 he established ACT, which is today a well-known currency and global macro specialist. Felix will be adding his perspective to the session ‘In Conversation: How should and are Central Banks intervening in the FX markets, and how is their influence growing?’ on the 12th September.
Saeed Amen
Saeed Amen
Founder
Cuemacro
Over the past decade, Saeed Amen has developed systematic trading strategies at major investment banks including Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Independently, he is also a systematic FX trader, running a proprietary trading book trading liquid G10 FX, since 2013. He is also the author of Trading Thalesians: What the ancient world can teach us about trading today (Palgrave Macmillan). Through Cuemacro, he now consults and publishes research for clients in the area of systematic trading. His clients have included major quant funds and data companies such as RavenPack and TIM Group. He is also a co-founder of the Thalesians. Saeed will be joining the Fireside Chat session ‘Data, Data, Everywhere - With the increasing need to aggregate and analyse all data points, how can you exploit big data and data analytics to make more informed trading decisions?’ on the 13th September.
Andreas Anschperger
Andreas Anschperger
European Head of Foreign Exchange Trading
Allianz Global Investors
Andreas has been the European Head of Foreign Exchange Trading at Allianz Global Investors since 2004. Previously he worked at Citi and Dresdner. Andreas will be taking part in the Buy Side Keynote Panel Discussion ‘It’s crunch time - How are buy side FX heads of trading and portfolio management addressing regulatory developments, an evolving market structure and technology innovations?’ on the 12th September.
Derek Arnold
Derek Arnold
FX Portfolio Manager
Pioneer Investments
Derek manages Pioneer's absolute return currency fund (€1bn AUM), which has a 5 year track record, positive every year. All major liquid currencies traded, both G10 and Emerging markets, with outright, relative value and volatility strategies traded using FX forwards, NDF's and options. Derek will be taking part in the Panel Discussions ‘Geo-political investment trends in the new world order - What major events in 2017 will have the biggest impact on FX markets, and how can you set up a winning strategy to capitalize on these?’ on the 12th September and ‘Automated vs. Discretionary trading - what method of trading are the current market conditions best suited to and where is alpha coming from’ on the 13th September.
Yoav Barnes
Yoav Barnes
Managing Director
Victory FX
Yoav is the Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Victory FX, the specialist G10 currencies, gold, silver and oil accounts manager and consultant. He is responsible for managing funds and consulting for firms and HNIs based on the unique Orbits trading strategy which he developed for six years. It identifies genuine (from false) breakout of long term price range with 90% probability for very large moves. Yoav will be taking part in the Panel Discussion ‘Automated vs. Discretionary trading - what method of trading are the current market conditions best suited to and where is alpha coming from?’ on the 13th September.
Girome Bono
Girome Bono
CEO & CIO
White Marigold Capital
Girome is one of the world’s foremost experts on the foreign exchange options market. He has 25 years of trading experience - 10 years making markets and managing groups for leading FX banks and 15 trading on the buy side for a major hedge fund, BlueCrest. He specialises in relative value options trading using a combination of mathematical models and advanced technology. He has built his career on high absolute returns that are uncorrelated to other major asset classes. At BlueCrest, Girome ran his own portfolio, managed both the FX trading desk and the FX trading systems development, and from 2011 to 2015, he ran his own internal hedge fund. Girome holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. White Marigold Capital is an Alternative Investment Manager that specialises in capturing alpha through hybrid trading strategies. In spring of 2017, it will launch its first fund: The FX Volatility Fund.
Aurelie Brandy
Aurelie Brandy
Head of Dealing Desk
Amundi
Aurelie has been Head of Dealing Desk at Amundi since 2004, and was previously Head of Middle Office at Amundi. Aurelie will be hosting the Women In Trading Breakfast ‘How Can The FX Industry Better Attract, Develop And Retain Top Female Talent?‘ on 12th September.
Jane Brosbøl
Jane Brosbøl
Head of Systematic FX Trading
Nordea Asset Management
I have worked in Nordea since Febr. 2007. The first two years as Ass. Portfolio Manager and afterwards as FX Trader. Since Dec. 2016 I have been responsible for Systematic FX trading. As of 1. of June 2017 Systematic FX Trading and FX Trading are consolidated into one Trading desk which I am the new Head of. I hold a Graduate Diploma in Finance from Copenhagen Business School. Private I am married to Ole and together we have two girls aged 5 and 9. In my spare time I like to run and travel with my family. We live in Gentofte (North of Copenhagen). Jane will be a Participant in the Women In Trading Breakfast ‘How Can The FX Industry Better Attract, Develop And Retain Top Female Talent?’ On the 13th September.
Danielle Caravetta
Danielle Caravetta
Director of Global Sales
Pragma
Danielle is the Director of Institutional Sales for Pragma, responsible for the global sales initiative for Pragma’s multi-asset, independent quantitative trading technology solutions. Prior to joining Pragma in 2013 she was a Director within the Advanced Execution Services division at Credit Suisse and responsible for sales in the Americas for the AES FX platform. Prior to joining CS in 2007, Danielle was Vice President of Sales within the Electronic Trading Services division at Banc of America Securities. Danielle will be participating in the session ‘How can you better source algos, measure their performance, and establish the best times to use them?’ on the 12th September.
Daniel Chambers
Daniel Chambers
Head of Trading
Sequoia Capital Fund Management
Daniel will be participating in the Panel Discussion ‘Driving transparency - How can you prove to your end clients that your TCA methodology is best suited and delivering best execution?’ on the 12th September.
Marc Chandler
Marc Chandler
Head of FX Strategy
Brown Brothers Harriman
Marc has 30 years of experience in the FX market. He started his career in 2005 at BBH as Global Head Of Currency Strategy. His current research projects include global imbalance and the relationship between savings, investment and growth. Marc is often called upon to provide macro-economic expertise on CNBC and Bloomberg amongst other media. Marc will be participating in the Panel Discussion ‘Geo-political investment trends in the new world order - What major events in 2017 will have the biggest impact on FX markets, and how can you set up a winning strategy to capitalize on these?’ on the 12th September and hosting the USA Roundtable on the 12th September.
Paul Chappell
Paul Chappell
Chief Investment Officer
C View
Paul Chappell is Chief Investment Officer of C-View Limited, which he established in 1996, launching the C-View Currency Managed Account Program, which has produced consistent risk adjusted returns since inception. In 2008 C-View launched the C-View Emerging, Developing and Minor Currency Program to capitalise upon the Company’s particular expertise in minor and developing currency FX. Since that time C-View has used its infrastructure and trading and operational relationships to assist in the launch of other currency and currency related investment programs. C-View has in excess of US$ 50mio in Assets Under Management. Paul will be hosting the EM Currency Roundtable ‘Are emerging markets finally set to rally significantly in 2017/2018?’ on the 12th September.
Ruben Costa-Santos
Ruben Costa-Santos
Head of FX
ITG
Ruben Costa-Santos is the head of FX at ITG, a leading independent broker and financial technology provider, where he oversees foreign exchange activity across the Analytics, Execution, and Workflow Technology divisions. Previously Ruben worked at Deutsche Bank, where among other roles he served as head of FX Client Platforms for the Americas, responsible for technology enabled FX solutions for institutional clients and for the cross border payments’ platform. Ruben has a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics. Prior to working in Finance, he conducted research in discrete quantum gravity and statistical mechanics and taught at Utrecht University and at Stony Brook University.
Vincent Dessard
Vincent Dessard
Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor
EFAMA
Vincent is in charge of capital markets, capital requirements and risk management related files. Vincent is a company lawyer, and member of the Belgian Institute for In-House Lawyers. On the back of ongoing regulatory reform, Vincent will be providing expertise on how the FX market structure has been impacted by regulation on the Panel ‘Variation margin and collateralisation rules - What has been and will be the effect on liquidity and the impact to the buy and sell side, and has it reduced industry risk?’ on the 12th September.
Olivier Doleires
Olivier Doleires
Head of Foreign Exchange Management
Union Bancaire Privee
Olivier is the head of the Currency Management Foreign Exchange team for the UBP Investment Management division. He has designed and set up the FX platform for Asset Management. His team manages passive and active currency risk as well as tailor made FX strategies across funds and mandates. Olivier has developed an active investment process for investing in global currencies. He also contributes on the Bank’s Investment Committee. Before joining UBP, Olivier spent 15 years at Pictet Asset Management both in London and Geneva where he held several positions as an Investment Manager, initially in the Multi-Asset and Total-Return unit and subsequently in the Asian Equity Long/Short team where his focus was on ASEAN countries. Olivier will be adding his expertise to the Panel Discussion ‘Geo-political investment trends in the new world order - What major events in 2017 will have the biggest impact on FX markets, and how can you set up a winning strategy to capitalize on these?’ on the 12th September.
Patrick Fleur
Patrick Fleur
Head of Trading and Execution
PGGM
Patrick is head of the Trading & Execution Desk at PGGM, a role which he has held since September 2007. PGGM is the third biggest asset manager for pension funds in Europe, where Patrick heads a team of professionals who can hold risk or act as an agent servicing 16 different teams of portfolio managers across all liquid asset categories. He is responsible for all relationships with financial counterparts and for all Front Office IT & facility related services. Next to this he is a member of the PGGM Allocation Committee who advice clients on long-term tactical adjustments to their investment portfolio. Patrick also holds positions at the ACI FX Committee, the ECB FX Contact Group and the Bloomberg FX Advisory Board. Patrick will be a Participan in the Buy Side Think Tank on the 12th September.
Nick Fry
Nick Fry
Former CEO
Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team
Nick Fry is the Former CEO and co-owner of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 and was responsible for building the teams that won the 2009, 2014, 2015 and 2016 F1 Drivers and Constructors Championships. Working in F1 since 2002, he led a management buyout of Honda, creating Brawn GP and led the team to its first F1 victory and subsequent World Championships. Following the sale to Mercedes he continued to successfully manage and grow the team and recruited Lewis Hamilton in the process. A UK Business Ambassador, consultant and Venture Capitalist Nick continues to play a very active role in the world of Motor Sport, Engineering and Business.
Pamela Gachara
Pamela Gachara
Manager, Capital Markets
The Investment Association (IA)
Peter Garnham
Peter Garnham
Editor
FX-MM
Peter is the editor at FX-MM, the leading technical journal for the trading, treasury and technology community.
Paul Goater
Paul Goater
Director, Wholesale Markets and Collateral Management
Prudential Capital
Paul has been at Prudential since 2004. He will be a Participant in the Buy Side Think Tank ‘How can the buy side better collaborate to drive mutually beneficial initiatives forward?’ on 12th September.
Svante Hedin
Svante Hedin
Co-head of Trading Markets
SEB
Svante Hedin is Co-head of Trading at SEB, co-heading trading globally across asset classes. Previously he was global head of Electronic Markets, with responsibility for the electronic trading franchise across capital markets including FX and Equities. With original background in digital X-ray imaging, leading into financial engineering, Mr Hedin relocated to Stockholm and joined SEB in 2013 as head of FX electronic trading, having spent most of his previous career in London, most recently as Managing Director and Global Head of eFX Trading for a major tier 1 US bank. He currently lives in Stockholm with his family.
Darren Jer
Darren Jer
COO and Co-Founder
MarketFactory
Darren has led sales and operations in the financial services markets for over a decade. He co-founded MarketFactory with a vision of providing clean, fast code to the FX market, following his role as Head of New Business Sales Americas for EBS / ICAP. Prior to joining EBS, he was a Sales Executive for IBM Wall Street accounts. Darren will be participating in the Panel Discussion ‘Liquidity in the spotlight - As the FX ecosystem becomes more complex, how can firms better assess FX trading opportunities via access to dealer, non-traditional dealer, and platform liquidity?’ on the 12th September, as well as hosting a Roundtable and presenting a 5 minute introduction to MarketFactory prior to the Roundtables on the 11th September Platform Evaluation Day.
Kit Juckes
Kit Juckes
Global Head of FX Strategy
Societe Generale CIB
Kit s joined Societe Generale as Global Head of FX Strategy in 2010, before taking an additional role covering fixed income, credit and currency strategy. Before joining the bank, Kit was Chief Economist at the ECU Group, a London based currency management firm. Prior to this, he worked at RBS Global Banking & Markets as Global Head of Research. He joined RBS as a result of the takeover Natwest Markets where he was Head of Bond and Foreign Exchange Strategy. Kit was born in Kenya, brought up in France and studied economics at UCL in London. He started his career in 1985 with MMS Ltd in Frankfurt and has worked at Mitsui Bank and at SG Warburg in London. Kit will be contributing his expertise to the Panel Discussion ‘Geo-political investment trends in the new world order - What major events in 2017 will have the biggest impact on FX markets, and how can you set up a winning strategy to capitalize on these?’ on the 12th September
Kevin Kimmel
Kevin Kimmel
Global Head eFX
Citadel Securities
Kevin Kimmel manages the FX business at Citadel Securities. Prior to this role he led the firm’s Equities client algo business. Before joining Citadel Securities, Kevin worked on cross asset strategy at J.P. Morgan with a focus on building out the firm’s electronic trading capabilities. In this position he worked with the firm’s leaders to invest in technology, further build quantitative capabilities, grow electronic market share, and operated the global cross asset Electronic Trading Committee. Previously, he worked at Intercontinental Exchange, Tradeweb and Lehman Brothers. Kevin will be delivering the keynote ‘The role of new liquidity providers and what this means for your FX business’ on the 12th September.
Ronald Lagarde
Ronald Lagarde
Senior Forex & Derivatives Trader
APG Asset Management
Ronald has managed FX trading for APG Asset Management since 2011. He is responsible for managing market risk arising from APG portfolios. Among his main tasks are selecting, implementing and using of various electronic trading and TCA solutions. Ronald has extensive experience in FX markets and specifically of using and evaluating single & multi bank trading platforms, ECN’s and algorithmic trading. From 2008 to 2010 Ronald managed the trading desk for derivatives trading in New York at APG US. Before this he traded various products in all major assets classes around the world for ABP Investments. Ronald will be participating in the Buy Side Think Tank on the 13th September.
John Lund
John Lund
Derivatives Clearing and Collateral Management
JXL Consulting
John is an independent practitioner specialising in derivatives, collateral management and regulatory driven change. Over the last few years he has worked with asset managers on multiple initiatives relating to market and regulatory change [including EMIR, UMR (BCBS/IOSCO) and MiFID II]. Previously he worked with the sell-side to establish derivatives services enabling the buy-side to comply with (and benefit from) market and regulatory change. He has spoken frequently at conferences as an industry expert on regulatory change as well as related infrastructure impacts (operations, finance and technology). He has also worked with industry organisations including ISDA and the IA as well as many vendors and industry utilities. Prior to this he was a senior manager in Accenture’s capital markets practice for over 10 years.
Andrew Maack
Andrew Maack
Head of FX Trading
Vanguard
Andrew Maack, CFA, is responsible for all FX trading activities at the 3rd largest money manager in the US, Vanguard, where he supports equity and fixed income portfolios globally. In this role, Andrew ensures a robust TCA system is in place to effectively measure and prove best execution on their FX trading desk. Andrew will be hosting the Buy Side Think Tank ‘How can the buy side better collaborate to drive mutually beneficial initiatives forward?’ on the 12th September.
Andrew MacLeod
Andrew MacLeod
Senior Dealer, FX and Alternatives
Invesco
Andrew joined Invesco in March 2017 and was previously at BNP Paribas Investment Partners. Andrew will be hosting the Buy Side Think Tank ‘How can the buy side better collaborate to drive mutually beneficial initiatives forward?’ on 13th September.
Caspar Marney
Caspar Marney
Director
Velador Associates Ltd
Velador Associates provides consulting expertise on the financial markets, including forensic analysis of financial transactions and market data, as well as regulatory issues. The firm has been at the centre of the debate on the practice of 'Last Look' in Foreign Exchange ("FX"), advising central banks, corporates, industry bodies, regulators and law firms on the subject. The team includes financial mathematicians and software developers from the world's leading universities, as well as former quantitative analysts, traders and risk managers from first tier investment banks; representing decades of experience at the highest levels of both mathematics and finance. Caspar will be taking part in the Panel Discussion ‘The big picture on market structure - What are the major developments transforming European FX markets and how will this change the way you interact with your sell side, platform and technology counterparts?’ on the 13th September as well as hosting the Roundtable ‘Last look standardization – Does the Global Code improve transparency and help regulate the usage of last look, or does it condone its abuse?’ on the 13th September.
Zoran Mavrinac
Zoran Mavrinac
Senior MD
Curex Group
Zoran has been at Curex since 2011, and was previously at HotspotFX. Cürex is the Foreign Exchange Choice for Best Execution for Institutional Clients ("Buyside"). We help our clients to meet their regulatory and fiduciary mandates and reduce cost of execution. Zoran will be taking part in the Panel DIscussion ‘Between a Global Code Of Conduct ‘rock’ and a MiFID II ‘hard place’ - How are traders approaching regulatory challenges to achieve best execution and a fully compliant trading desk?’ on the 12th September.
Ian McWilliam
Ian McWilliam
Investment Analyst
Aberdeen Asset Management
Ian is a member of Aberdeen Solutions’ Systematic Asset Solutions team, focussing on using machine learning methods to construct quantitative investment strategies. Ian joined Aberdeen via the 2014 acquisition of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, where he began his career on the graduate scheme. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh where he is currently completing an MSc in Artificial Intelligence, specialising in machine learning. Ian will be co-delivering the presentation ‘How to use machine learning to provide your front office with crucial insights to make profitable asset allocations’ on the 13th September.
Michael Melvin
Michael Melvin
Academic Coordinator
Rady School of Management
Michael joined the Rady School in 2016 to teach and coordinate the new Master of Finance program. Prior to his return to academia, he spent many years at BlackRock and Barclays Global Investors (BGI). At BlackRock and BGI, he led research-oriented currency and fixed income investment teams. Most recently he was a Managing Director in the Multi-Asset Strategies Executive Group where he was Senior Research Advisor, working with investment teams around the globe. Prior to that he was Head of Fixed Income and Currency Research in a global macro hedge fund. He joined BGI as Head of Currency Research and was in charge of currency hedge funds. Until joining UCSD, he also taught a class on modeling currency markets in the Master of Financial Engineering program at U.C. Berkeley. Prior to joining BGI in 2005, he was Professor of Economics and Dean's Council Distinguished Scholar at Arizona State University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Board, the Bank for International Settlements, and the International Monetary Fund. He has been a visiting professor at the Kellogg School, Northwestern University; Anderson School, UCLA; University of Frankfurt; and University of Munich. Michael will be chairing both main days of the conference, 12th and 13th September.
David Mercer
David Mercer
CEO
LMAX Exchange
David is the Chief Executive of LMAX Exchange, the leading MTF for FX, authorised and regulated by the FCA. A former banking executive and currency specialist, David joined as chief executive in 2011 and has transformed LMAX Exchange into one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies (2015 Winner - Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50, Tech Track 100 Sunday Times: 2015, 2014, 2013). Leading the industry transformation to transparent and precise execution, LMAX Exchange delivers neutral, level playing field for all market participants, regardless of status, size or activity levels. The LMAX Exchange OPEN order book is driven by streaming, no ‘last look’ limit orders supplied by institutional liquidity providers. Servicing brokers, funds, asset managers and banks, LMAX Exchange offers a range of key products, including spot FX, precious metals, commodities and equity indices, with complete pre and post-trade transparency and order execution where no ‘last look’ is standard. David will be taking part in the Panel Discussion ‘Liquidity in the spotlight - As the FX ecosystem becomes more complex, how can firms better assess FX trading opportunities via access to dealer, non-traditional dealer, and platform liquidity?’ on the 12th September and the Oxford Style Debate ‘True or false - Creating a consolidated tape in FX will become a reality in the next 5 years’ on the 12th September.
Grigorios Papamanousakis
Grigorios Papamanousakis
Deputy Head of Systematic Asset Solutions
Aberdeen Asset Management
Grigorios is Deputy Head of Systematic Asset Solutions within Aberdeen Solutions, joining Aberdeen via the SWIP Acquisition in April 2014. His main responsibilities involve producing the quantitative investment framework for the SAA and TAA, as well as, quantitative client-centric absolute return strategies. Grigorios joined SWIP in January 2013 from Royal Bank of Scotland’s Economic Capital Modelling team where he worked on valuation, stress-testing and capital modelling of the global loan and credit portfolios of RBS Group. Grigorios holds a BSc and MSc in Applied Mathematics from the National Technical University of Athens and a dual MSc in Financial Mathematics from Heriot-Watt and University of Edinburgh. Grigorios is a PhD Candidate in Financial Modelling in the Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics of Heriot-Watt University. Grigorios will be co-delivering the presentation ‘How to use machine learning to provide your front office with crucial insights to make profitable asset allocations’ on the 13th September.
Virginie Queval
Virginie Queval
Head of FX Trading
Legal & General
Virginie has been Head of FX Trading at Legal & General since 2013, and was previously at Commerzbank and BNP Paribas. Virginie will be joining the Panel Discussion ‘Variation margin and collateralisation rules - What has been and will be the effect on liquidity and the impact to the buy and sell side, and has it reduced industry risk?’ on the 12th September.
Rajib Ranjan Borah
Rajib Ranjan Borah
Director
iRage Capital
Rajib is the co-founder at iRage - a High Frequency Trading firm based in India. At iRage he manages the trading business - contributing a significant portion of the exchange volumes in derivative segments in Asian exchanges. At QuantInsti, which provides a globally unique online program on algorithmic trading, Rajib works with exchanges and other financial institutions to design educational programs; and also manages certain course segments. Prior to iRage, Rajib worked with leading HFT firm Optiver – trading strategies that contributed a significant portion of equity & equity derivative volumes in most major US & European exchanges. Previously, as a strategy consultant, Rajib assisted a consortium start a national commodity derivatives exchange. He had also interned with Bloomberg R&D in New York and with Solutia’s EMEA strategy HQ in Belgium
Asif Razaq
Asif Razaq
Global Head of FX Algorithmic Execution,
BNP Paribas
Asif is an experienced FX Algo Trader who has over 10 years of experience in developing electronic trading platforms. He has a MSc in Artificial Intelligence and has joined BNP Paribas from Citi, where he worked on various initiatives including eFX pricing engines and algorithmic trading. Utilising his experience in artificial intelligence, he has developed and launched Cortex iX (Intelligent eXecution) - a cutting edge FX algorithmic execution platform that has been highly acclaimed by clients and industry experts globally.
Ben Robson
Ben Robson
Vice President AES FX Sales and Trading
Credit Suisse
Ben Robson is a Vice President of Credit Suisse in the Global Markets division, based in London. He works on the sales and trading desk. Previously, Ben covered institutional clients across EMEA, in eSales straddling Credit Suisse’s principal and agency offerings. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in September 2016, he worked at RBS in electronic and voice sales covering both hedge fund and real money accounts across EMEA.
Phil Rush
Phil Rush
Founder and Chief Economist
Heteronomics
Phil is the Founder and Chief Economist of Heteronomics. Until launching in November 2016, he was Nomura's Senior European Economist and was the Chief UK Economist there since 2010. Before that, he was UK Economist at Barclays Wealth, where he also developed strategic asset allocation models for their market return portfolios. Philip started his career at Lehman Brothers covering the UK, Scandinavian and Swiss economies. A forthcoming book is being published on his fundamental framework. Phil will be taking part in the Oxford Style Debate ‘True or False – Brexit will lead to London losing its position as the global FX hub’ on the 12th September and the In Conversation session ‘Unbundling – What strategies are Portfolio Managers using to quantify and pay for FX research in a MiFID II world?’ on the 13th September.
Mauricio Sada-Paz
Mauricio Sada-Paz
Head of eFICC Sales and Global Head of eFX Sales
BofAML
Mauricio is Co-Head of EMEA FX Sales and Global Head of eFX Sales. He has a dual mandate in EMEA of running EMEA FX Sales and increasing BofAML’s penetration electronically with high content clients. Globally the objective is to drive a clear vision of our Electronic Sales strategy and to continue to improve the eFX product working with trading and clients. Previously, Mauricio was at Goldman Sachs for twelve years, most recently as Head of FX Sales for Iberia for five years and before that, he was a rates & FX structurer for GS PWM for five years. He started his career in Goldman Sachs Miami PWM in 1998 as a financial analyst out of university. Mauricio will be participating in the Panel Discussion ‘Driving transparency - How can you prove to your end clients that your TCA methodology is best suited and delivering best execution’ on the 12th September.
Oscar Salem
Oscar Salem
Partner
Cold Spring Asset Management
Chris Salmon
Chris Salmon
Executive Director, Markets
Bank of England
Chris Salmon has been the Bank of England's Executive Director for Markets since June 2014. He is responsible for all Bank operations in financial markets; management of the Bank’s balance sheet and the UK's official foreign exchange reserves on behalf of HMT; and delivering market intelligence for monetary and financial stability. Chris has worked at the Bank for over twenty years, and ecent previous positions include: Executive Director, Banking & Chief Cashier (2011 – 2014) and Private Secretary to then Governor, Sir Mervyn King (2006-2009). Chris will be delivering the Regulatory Keynote ‘The Global Code of Conduct Phase 2 – What is the adoption and adherence level currently, and how can you implement the guidelines in practice?’ on the 12th September.
George Saravelos
George Saravelos
Global Co-Head of FX Research
Deutsche Bank
George focuses on G10 and Emerging Market currency research, and his team is responsible for producing analysis, forecasts and trade recommendations in all major FX markets, along with cross-market and thematic global macro reports. George will be delivering the Economic Keynote ‘The year ahead - What will be the key macro indicators in 2017 and 2018 and how will they impact European and global FX markets?’ on the 13th September.
Franz Schmidpeter
Franz Schmidpeter
Managing Director
Curex Group
Franz has been at Curex since 2014. Cürex is the Foreign Exchange Choice for Best Execution for Institutional Clients ("Buyside"). We help our clients to meet their regulatory and fiduciary mandates and reduce the cost of execution. Franz will be taking part in the Panel Discussion ‘Driving transparency - How can you prove to your end clients that your TCA methodology is best suited and delivering best execution’ on the 12th September.
Julia Streets
Julia Streets
Founder & CEO
Streets Consulting
Julia founded Streets Consulting, the business development, marketing and communications FinTech consultancy, that represents a fast-growing list of international financial services, technology and B2B organisations across the UK, across Europe, North America, SE Asia and Australia. Having held previous positions at NYSE Technologies and Instinet, she using her marketing communications skills to help support her clients with business development, marketing and communications. In 2013, Brummell Magazine named Julia one of their 30 Inspirational Women on Boards and in 2014 one of their 30 Inspirational Women Entrepreneurs. This year, Innovate Finance listed Julia one of their 100 Women in FinTech. Julia writes a monthly column for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants ‘FM Magazine’ and is the author of 'The Lingua Franca of the Corporate Banker', lampooning corporate jargon. She is also a public speaker, auctioneer and stand-up comedian. Julia will be chairing the 11th September Platform Evaluation Day, and also hosting the Dragons Den session on 13th September.
Brigid Taylor
Brigid Taylor
Managing Director
ACI FMA
Brigid’s primary focus is delivering a solution to attest and measure adherence to Global Codes of Conduct for financial market participants in buy side, sell side and intermediaries, as well as Regulators and Central Banks. She also assists ACI National Associations across 64 countries to meet regulatory requirements within their country and region, as well as collaborates with ACI Working Groups focused on specific market functions, particularly within FX, Fixed Income, Commodities and Asset&Liability Management in treasuries globally. She helps deliver an accredited education platform that enhances knowledge and skills for participants from entry level to master level. Brigid was previously ACI President for South Africa & ACI Global Executive Board Regional Head of Africa. Brigid will be taking part in the Panel Discussion ‘Between a Global Code Of Conduct ‘rock’ and a MiFID II ‘hard place’ - How are traders approaching regulatory challenges to achieve best execution and a fully compliant trading desk?’ on the 12th June.
Helen Thomas
Helen Thomas
Senior Currency Portfolio Manager
SSGA
Prior to joining SSGA, Helen was a Partner at a global macro fund, ABD Investment Management LLP. Before that, Helen worked for thirteen years in foreign exchange at a number of investment banks, including Societe Generale and Merrill Lynch. She also spent time working in politics, as an advisor to George Osborne in the Office of the Shadow Chancellor, and as a Research Fellow at the think tank Policy Exchange. She has authored a number of policy papers and contributed research to a book on the financial crisis entitled “Masters of Nothing”. Helen is a CFA Charterholder and is the Chair of CFA UK’s Continuing Education Committee. Helen will be taking part in the Oxford Style Debate ‘True or False – Brexit will lead to London losing its position as the global FX hub’ on the 12th September, hosting the Europe Currency Roundtable on 12th September, and contributing to the In Conversation session ‘Unbundling – What strategies are Portfolio Managers using to quantify and pay for FX research in a MiFID II world?’ on the 13th September.
Tim Urch
Tim Urch
Head of Trading Operations
Macro Currency Group
The Macro Currency Group is the specialist currency investment boutique of Principal Global Investors. Based in London and Sydney, the Macro Currency Group has been managing currency mandates on behalf of clients for over 17 years. Their currency management strategies include leveraged and unleveraged absolute return, beta and currency hedging strategies, and they currently manage over $9bn* worth of assets for global institutional clients. Tim will be taking part in the Panel Discussion ‘Variation margin and collateralisation rules - What has been and will be the effect on liquidity and the impact to the buy and sell side, and has it reduced industry risk?’ on the 12th September.
Achim Walde
Achim Walde
Senior Currency Overlay Manager
B. Metzler
Achim Walde has a 20 year+ track record in FX and FI management incl. 15 years of leadership responsibility. He has comprehensive experience with mutual funds, segregated accounts and CTA platforms (running an alpha curreny programme with an excellent performance record), as well as various client segments: institutional, private, retail, ultra-high net worth individuals. Achim is Senior Currency Overlay Manager at B. Metzler seel. Sohn& Co.. Metzler is the oldest private bank in Germany with an unbroken tradition of family ownership and draws on more than 340 years of business experience. Previously, he was Head of Global Fixed Income and Currency Management with Oppenheim Asset Management and worked for Oppenheim Research as an interest rate and currency strategist, where he established the currency analysis and the currency process for Oppenheim Research. Prior to working for Oppenheim, Achim was consultant to the Rheinischer Sparkassen- und Giroverband in Düsseldorf in the area of interest rate forecasts and risk management. In addition he lectured at the Rheinische Sparkassenakademie and published several essays in professional journals. Achim holds a Masters degree in economics from University of Mannheim and he is Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).
Michael Walsh
Michael Walsh
COO & CFO
White Marigold Capital
Michael has more than 28 years’ financial market experience in London, Paris, Dublin, and New York across FX, Interest Rates, Prime Brokerage and Relationship Management. He has worked in senior market roles at Paribas Capital Markets, ABN Amro, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Lloyds Banking Group. He is a member of The Global Irish Economic Forum, The Global Irish Network, a former Board Member and Patron of Irish International Business Network and a Member of the Ireland Fund for Great Britain. Michael holds a law degree from NUI Cork, and a Certified Investment Fund Director qualification. White Marigold Capital is an Alternative Investment Manager that specialises in capturing alpha through hybrid trading strategies. In spring of 2017, it will launch its first fund: The FX Volatility Fund.
Mark Whitcroft
Mark Whitcroft
Founding Partner
Illuminate Financial Management
Illuminate Financial is a London-based venture capital firm with a global mandate, exclusively focused on financial technology that benefits capital markets participants. Prior to Illuminate, Mark spent eleven years in various capital market roles at HSBC and Deutsche Bank based in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. He has been investing in FinTech companies since 2010 and has worked at a number of FinTech start-up accelerators. Mark will be delivering the presentation ‘FinTech innovation disrupting the financial markets ecosystem - What will impact your business and how can you compete in this moment of generational change?’ on the 13th September.
Simon Wilson-Taylor
Simon Wilson-Taylor
Head of EBS Institutional
EBS BrokerTec
Simon has worked in financial markets for 35+ years. Prior to working at NEX Group he held senior positions at State Street, where he founded and led the Global Link’s FX Connect platform, HSBC, CIBC, Record Currency Management and UBS. In 2007, Simon was ranked #16 in the world in Institutional Investor magazine’s listing of top international financial technology innovators. In 2003, Simon was voted as one of the 100 most influential people in finance. Simon will be joining the Panel Discussion ‘Liquidity in the spotlight - As the FX ecosystem becomes more complex, how can firms better assess FX trading opportunities via access to dealer, non-traditional dealer, and platform liquidity?’ on the 12th June.
David Woolcock
David Woolcock
Chair of the Committee for Professionalism
ACI
David Woolcock is an independent consultant and Director, Business Consulting at Eurobase. In addition, David is Chair of the Committee for Professionalism at ACI – The Financial Markets Association as well as Vice-Chairing the ACI FX Committee. He is also a member of the Market Practitioners Group for the Bank of International Settlement's FXWG that is writing the Global Code for the FX. After working for a number of banks between 1977 and 2003, specialising in e-FX from 1998, David did a decade at FXall leaving on completion of the sale to Thomson Reuters to take up his current consultancy positions. David will be adding his considerable expertise to the Panel Discussion ‘The big picture on market structure - What are the major developments transforming European FX markets and how will this change the way you interact with your sell side, platform and technology counterparts?’ on the 13th September.
David Wright
David Wright
Global Head of MSET FX
Morgan Stanley
David has been at Morgan Stanley since 2003, and was previously a Product Manager at FXall, and an Associate Director at UBS. David will be hosting the Workshop ‘More than just TCA box ticking - How to achieve the most impartial picture of the market to help satisfy best execution obligations’ on the 12th September.
Quinn Perrott
Quinn Perrott
General Manager
TRAction Fintech
Quinn is the General Manager at TRAction Fintech. With an extensive background in IT, Quinn started in the financial markets as IT Manager for City Index. He then went on to be co-founder and General Manager of AxiTrader, one of Australia’s largest Margin FX providers. Quinn’s knowledge of OTC derivatives and trading platforms has made him an important figure in the derivatives regulatory and industry reform space. Quinn has provided educational sessions to Australia’s regulatory bodies in relation to retail derivatives trading platforms. Quinn has also dealt with Treasury in Canberra, Australia to advise on and discuss the retail OTC derivatives industry.
Paddy Boyle
Paddy Boyle
Head of ForexClear
LCH
Paddy is the Head of LCH’s ForexClear service. Prior to joining LCH in 2016, he spent 16 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner and Global Head of FX Options. He was a member of the Bank of England’s FX Joint Standing Committee from 2013 to early 2014. ForexClear was designed in consultation with members and customers to deliver the very best in risk and default management practices to the Foreign Exchange markets, and as the first global FX NDF clearing service it has now cleared over $11 trillion and 1.3 million trades.
Vipul Chandna
Vipul Chandna
Head of Business Solutions
Sarasin and Partners

Vipul’s primary responsibility is to provide business solutions by leveraging technology and process know how for the Investment team. The areas he covers include change management and business analysis, vendor relationships for 3rd party investment systems, IT strategy and business process improvement amongst other things. With Vipul’s experience in his all encompassing role, he will be providing insights into what lessons can be learned from equities technology and what you should be looking to apply to your fixed income trading desk today. 

George Goldman
George Goldman
Vice President, Head of Finance Sales
Dataminr
George has over fifteen years experience in the financial services industry. Prior to his role at Dataminr, he worked for OTR Global, a specialty equity research provider and broker dealer - playing an ever evolving role in the growth and expansion of the firm from its initial stages to an over $25-million-dollar enterprise. During his career, George has cultivated meaningful relationships within a highly sophisticated client base - including some of the most prominent hedge funds & asset management firms in the industry. George will be joining the session ‘Data, Data, Everywhere – With the increasing need to aggregate and analyse all data points, how can you exploit big data and data analytics to make more informed trading decisions?’ on the 13th September.
Chinedum Nzelu
Chinedum Nzelu
Managing Director, Head of FX Automated Trading Strategies
JP Morgan
Rt Hon Nicky Morgan
Rt Hon Nicky Morgan
Member of Parliament
UK Parliament
The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP served as Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities from July 2014 until 14 July 2016. She served as an Assistant Whip in the coalition government until her appointment as Economic Secretary to the Treasury in October 2013. Nicky served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Women from April until July 2014. She was elected Conservative MP for Loughborough in 2010 and is Loughborough’s voice in Westminster. Nicky will be delivering the keynote session ‘Brexit - where are we now and what will be the real financial impact?’ on the 12th September.
Jeremy Smart
Jeremy Smart
Head of Distribution
XTX Markets
Jeremy is the Global Head of Distribution at XTX Markets, the cross-asset electronic liquidity provider. Prior to this Smart worked at RBS for three years as MD – Head of Fixed Income Electronic Distribution. He moved there in August 2012 from Morgan Stanley, where he had been a Managing Director in Foreign Exchange and Emerging Markets and more recently, Head of Fixed-Income e-Commerce and Global Head of e-Commerce Sales. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Smart worked at Deutsche Bank for nine years as a senior sales person for its e-trading platform, Autobahn. XTX Markets is a leading quantitative-driven electronic market-maker partnering with counterparties, exchanges and e-trading venues globally to provide liquidity in the Equity, FX, Fixed Income and Commodity markets. We provide consistent liquidity, helping market participants throughout the world obtain the best prices in the various assets classes we cover, regardless of changing market conditions.
Satnam Sohal
Satnam Sohal
Principal
Greenwich Associates
Satnam consults with the Firm’s fixed-income, FX, and equities clients in Europe. Prior to re-joining Greenwich Associates as a consultant on the Markets team, Satnam worked extensively as a consultant in Process, Operations, and Technology assignments in Asia across industries. Earlier in his career he worked on Greenwich Associates’ fixed income and FX team in client and research management in the U.S. and in London prior to which he gained experience as an Investment Associate at Salomon Smith Barney (Citi). Satnam holds a Bachelor of Science degree (with Honors) in Finance and Information Systems from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY and an MBA from INSEAD (France/Singapore).
Alex Smyth
Alex Smyth
Head of Trading
Florin Court Capital
David Nowakowski
David Nowakowski
Director, Multi-Strategy Fixed Income
Barings

David holds the title Director, Research within the Multi Strategy Fixed Income Group. David joined Barings in 2015 from Robini Global Economics, where he directed research across developed and emerging market government bonds, currencies and credit, as well as overseeing equities and commodities strategy. David began his career with Lazard Asset Management and has developed his expertise whilst working for a number of companies including Citigroup/Saloman, in fixed income capital markets, the Rohatyn Group, as Fixed Income and Currency Strategist, and Atlas Capital Management where he was Managing Director. David has a Masters in Physics, as well as a Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum laude in Physics and Mathematics from Harvard University and a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Jeremy Lawson
Jeremy Lawson
Chief Economist
Standard Life Investors
Jeremy leads the company's global economic research function, providing forecasts for the major developed and emerging economies, as well as preparing a range of analytical publications for Standard Life Investments’ clients. He also contributes to the formulation of the firm's house view asset allocation and is closely involved with the flagship multi-asset absolute return fund, GARS. Standard Life Investments is a global top 40 asset manager with £269 billion in assets under management. The firm’s investment capabilities span equities, bonds, real estate, private equity, multi-asset solutions, fund-of-funds and absolute return strategies. Jeremy will be joining the session ‘How should and are Central Banks intervening in the FX markets, and how is their influence growing?’ on 12th September, as well as hosting the Currency Roundtable ‘Australia/NZ Roundtable – Key challenges and opportunities in this region’ on the 12th September.
Steven Englander
Steven Englander
Head of Research and Strategy
Rafiki Capital Management
Steven leads the Research and Strategy effort at Rafiki Capital. Rafiki invests based on global macro themes over a medium time horizon with emphasis on the increasing importance of Asia on global asset prices. The Rafiki team’s deep understanding of cross asset and cross market investment flows and derivatives, as well as our strong relationships with policymakers and industry players, differentiates us from more traditional US/EU and Rates/FX focused (and sometimes crowded) global macro strategies. Our intention is to have a more balanced asset class mix with a greater bias towards equity exposures and also derivatives for risk management than a typical global macro fund. Steven was previously Head of G10 FX Strategy at Citi. Steven will be adding his expertise to the Panel Discussion ‘The big picture on market structure – What are the major developments transforming European FX markets and how will this change the way you interact with your sell side, platform and technology counterparts?’ on the 13th September.
Gregory  Armon-Jones
Gregory Armon-Jones
Head of Foreign Exchange & FICC e-Commerce Search
Armstrong International
Gregory is an Executive Director at Armstrong International, one of London’s oldest search businesses. The firm focuses on both the buy and sell-side clients across a number of asset classes. Gregory has been with the firm since 2008 and runs their Global FX and eFICC search business and has placed a number of managing directors who run global FX trading and Sales businesses. He will be contributing to the session ‘Front office talent – How are the traditional FX trading buy and sell side skill sets changing in order to prosper in a new FX structure?’ on the 13th September.
Paul Gordon
Paul Gordon
Co-Founder
Quantave