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Agenda Overview

Agenda day one: Monday 12th September 2016

12.30 Registration and networking lunch 13.30 Chairperson's opening remarks

13.45 Keynote Presentation: What next for FinTech, Blockchain and banking?

Presentation by Simon Taylor, Founder, 11:FS

14.15 How will buyside undergo the paradigm shift required to unlock bond market liquidity?

  • Are the buyside fundamentally price makers or takers?
  • The shifting relationship between portfolio construction and trading
  • Understanding developing use of ‘big data’ and data analytics tools to access liquidity
  1. Yann Couellan, Head of Fixed Income Execution, Axa Investment Managers

  2. Christoph Hock, Head of Multi-Asset Trading, Union Investment
  3. Pauli Mortensen, Global Head of Trading, Norges Bank Investment Management
  4. Moderator: Simon Linwood, Head of Credit Markets & Data, MTS Markets

15.00 Afternoon refreshments and networking break15.45 Crunch time for platform providers: Will we see consolidation or further expansion?

  • Will MiFID II’s implementation signal a new wave of platform growth?
  • Comparing average e-trade sizes in Europe vs US: How do matching and transparency requirements impact the growth of e-liquidity?
  • How are buyside attitudes to platform liquidity offerings changing?
  1. Mark Taylor, Fixed Income Sales, EMEA, Liquidnet
  2. Gareth Coltman, Head of European Product Management, MarketAxess
  3. Stephen Grady, Global Head of Trading, Fixed Income Committee Chairman, Legal & General Investment Management & The Investment Association
  4. Frank Cerveny, Strategic Advisor, MTS Markets
  5. Moderator: Liz Callaghan, Director, Secondary Markets - Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA

16.30 ebonds Champagne roundtablesLed by industry-leading buyside and sellside moderator hosts, each roundtable will create an informal environment to discuss and debate issues over a glass of champagne, enabling the full ebonds audience to gather together for ‘structured networking’.

Attendees will be able to move around the tables, maximising networking and learning opportunities.

Buyside hosts:

  1. Chris Perryman, SVP, Fixed Income Trading, PineBridge Investments
  2. Yann Couellan, Head of Fixed Income Execution, Axa Investment Managers
  3. Cathy Gibson, Head of Fixed Income Trading - UK, Deutsche Asset Management
  4. Christoph Hock, Head of Multi-Asset Trading, Union Investment
  5. Christophe Bourgeois, Head of Fixed Income Trading – Paris, BNP Paribas Dealing Services
  6. Stephen Grady, Global Head of Trading, Legal & General Investment Management
  7. Louis Gargour, Chief Investment Officer, LNG Capital


18.00 Chairperson’s closing remarks followed by drinks reception

Day Two: Tuesday 13th September 2016

09.00 Morning Refreshments09.25 Chairperson’s opening remarks
09.30 ebonds Blockchain Breakfast Briefing – Europe  Blockchain technology has enormous potential in financial services, but where can it fit into fixed income? May’s New York ebonds Forum started the conversation; now London ebonds will address its application in the European market.

How will the distributed ledger and smart contracts revolutionise bond issuance, trading protocols and settlement in the years to come? 

Presentation by Damian Ducourty, Founder, B9lab

10.00 Industry innovation to reduce market data costs: How will improved data beget liquidity? 

  • Contrasting buy- and sell-side applications of data: Who is harnessing it best?
  • Is the ‘juniorisation’ of traders influencing the way the market is utilising information?
  • Is collaboration necessary to harness data effectively?
  • How do increasingly sophisticated portfolio modelling tools translate into trading data?
  1. Chris Perryman, SVP, Fixed Income Trading, PineBridge Investments
  2. Zack Ellison, Director, US Public Fixed Income, Sun Life Investment Management
  3. Umberto Menconi, Market Hub eCommerce Distribution, Banca IMI
  4. Moderator: John Greenan, CEO, Alignment Systems

10.45 Morning Refreshments and networking break

11.30 How long can credit trading continue to ignore the importance of a functioning repo market

  • The evolution of collateral management: how has it modernised and how will it change?
  • Exploring balance sheet-driven withdrawal of banks from repo market-making capacities
  • How much overlap is there between bond and repo market liquidity provision?
  1. Gabriele Frediani, Chief Business Development Officer, Elixium
  2. Olivier Grimonpont, Global Head of Collatoral Management & Securities Lending, Euroclear

12.15 Who is best placed to drive innovation in the European corporate new issue market? 

  • Understanding the technology and protocols underpinning new issues
  • Through automation, where can buy and sell side focus its activities to add value?
  • Collaboration between syndicate desks, buyside traders and issuers: Does each gain equally from a more functional market?
  • Does the Euro or dollar market lend itself better to issuance technology?
  1. Bill Blain, Head of Capital Markets/Alternative Assets, MINT Partners
  2. Nick Robinson, Senior Buyside Trader, Ex-Schroders 
  3. Moderator: David Bullen, Founder, Bullen Management Ltd

13.00 Networking Lunch14.15 FCA update on Europe's new transparency regime: What must the market look out for?

  • Highlighting operational and discretionary differences in new trading categories
  • What can the market expect in block size transparency requirements?
  • Clarifying exemption availability from waivers and deferrals in pre- and post-trade transparency
  1. Fabio Braga, Technical Specialist, Trading Platforms and Settlement Policy Team, Financial Conduct Authority

14.45 What ‘RegTech’ and big data solutions is MiFID II implementation prompting for buy and sellside?

  • Establishing the right level of transparency to unleash fixed income technology
  • How will the market pick and choose its regulatory-driven solutions going forward?
  • Data aggregation in fixed income: Are we seeing broader uptake in the market?
  • How do dealers’ needs vary with API connectivity? 
  • Will MiFID drive uptake in external composite pricing?
  1. Anthony Kirby, Executive Director, Regulatory & Risk Management – Capital Markets, Ernst & Young LLP
  2. Sassan Danesh, Managing Partner, Etrading Software
  3. Ayaz Haji, Head of MiFID II Technical Architecture and Data Strategy, Goldman Sachs
  4. Moderator: Rebecca Healey, CEO, Incisus Capital Partners

15.30 Afternoon refreshments and networking break

16:00 Breaking the innovation barrier on the sellside: Optimising internal processing and buyside client solutions

  • Scrutinizing cost pressures: How will banks work balance sheet restrictions to their favour?
  • Internal vs external data management solutions: Which are more viable?
  • To what extent are priorities shifting in the relationship between secondary trading and primary dealership to boost profitability?
  1. Frédéric Messein, Head SIX Corporate Bonds, SIX Swiss Exchange
  2. Ashlin Kohler, Head of Credit & Rates eCommerce, Citi
  3. Matthew Coupe, Director, Market Structure, Barclays
  4. Moderator: Frederic Ponzo, Managing Partner, Greyspark Partners

16.45 Transaction Cost Analysis in fixed income: Is Europe’s corporate bond market ready?

  • Exploring TCA’s usage in other asset classes: How does its effectiveness vary?
  • Will we see platforms offering integrated TCA on their venues?
  • Is fixed income price quality fundamentally good enough for a functional TCA system? 
  • To what extent is TCA the most effective means to ensure Best Execution? 
  • Contrasting pre- /post- trade TCA applications: Where is it best used?
  1. Christophe Bourgeois, Head of Fixed Income Trading – Paris, BNP Paribas Dealing Services
  2. Cathy Gibson, Head of Fixed Income Trading - UK, Deutsche Asset Management

17.30 Chairperson’s closing remarks followed by close of conference