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The state of the industry - stuck in the mire or looking ahead for new opportunities
15 January 2015 6:00pm EST to 16 January 2015 2:15am EST
Grocers' Hall, Princes Street, London EC2R 8AD

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Outline Programme:

1pm - 2pm:    Registration & Coffee

2pm - 3.30pm: Session 1 - Connecting global markets
Given the accelerating trend towards globalising markets, as evidenced by various exchanges’ recent initiatives, this will look at the barriers to be overcome, as well as, the opportunities.

  • what are the technical implications?
  • what are the business implications?
  • what are the business opportunities?
  • what are the trade opportunities?

Speakers confirmed to date:

  • Johnny Aucamp, CEO, OSTC
  • Steve Grob, Director of Group Strategy, Fidessa
  • Steve Martin, Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, G.H. Financials
  • Virginie Saade, Head of EU Regulatory Affairs and Execution Services, KCG Europe Limited

3.30pm - 4pm: Registration & coffee

4pm - 4.15pm: Interview with Nigel Foster, former Global Head of Derivatives at BlackRock and Head of all market facing activities, including trading, for EMEA region. Interviewed by Victoria Ward, Founder, Sparknow LLP.

4.15pm - 5.30pm: Session 2 - Who bears the cost of compliance with the new regulatory agenda?
This is clearly a key issue facing the industry at this time. This will take the form of a discussion/debate, involving market participants from throughout the transaction chain, including buy side, sell side, vendors and market infrastructure.

  • what are the likely effects of the increased costs on different players?
  • what are the unintended consequences?
  • looking at the current evolution, are the costs being shared fairly and for the good of the market as a whole? could a better model emerge?

Speakers confirmed to date:

  • David Brown, Technical Manager, Derivatives Operations, Royal London Asset Management
  • Nick Chaudhry, Director, Head of OTC Client Clearing, Commerzbank AG
  • Andrew Douglas, Managing Director, DTCC
  • Conor Foley, Advisor - Government and Regulatory Affairs, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Phil Simons, Head of Sales & Relationship Management, Eurex Clearing

5.30pm - 6.15pm: Registration & Networking Drinks

6.15pm - 7.45pm: Session 3 - The state of the industry
Senior executives from industry firms, exchanges, clearinghouses, market users, and regulatory bodies look at industry reform so far, what is coming along next and offer their views on the future.

Speakers confirmed to date:

  • Stuart Deel-Smith, Head of Product Development, Nasdaq NLX
  • Stuart Heath, Executive Director, Head of UK Representative Office, Eurex Clearing
  • Michelle Neal, Managing Director, Head of Listed Derivatives, Markets Clearing and FIC Market Structure, Deutsche Bank
  • Steve Sparke, COO, Marex Spectron

7.45pm - 9.15pm: Networking Drinks & Canapés


Further details and additional speakers to be confirmed.

Who Can Attend:

Executives at FIA Europe Member firms can attend free of charge.


Please contact Bernadette Connolly by e-mail or telephone +44 (0)20 7090 1334


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