Equities Leaders Summit USA 2018

December 05 - 07, 2018

Trump National Doral Miami

44 (0) 207 368 9445

Equities Leaders Summit USA Main Day 1- 12/06/2018

7:30 am - 8:25 am Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:25 am - 8:30 am Welcome Address: Lucy Bradley, Editorial Director, Worldwide Business Research

8:30 am - 8:35 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks: Dave Weisberger, Head of Crypto, ViableMKTS

Dave Weisberger - Head of Crypto ViableMKTS
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Dave Weisberger

Head of Crypto
ViableMKTS

8:35 am - 9:00 am Buy Side Keynote Interview: What are the top trends shaping the future of the equity trading landscape and how are global heads of trading adapting their people, processes, and technology to stay ahead of this new market order?

Vlad Khandros - Global Head of Market Structure and Liquidity Strategy UBS Clive Williams - Head of Global Equity Trading T.Rowe Price
Ø  What does the new liquidity regime look like and what strategies can the buy side implement to gain access to greater liquidity pools?
Ø  What key market developments are disrupting the equity landscape and how are they impacting buy side engagement across the entire market chain?
Ø  What key factors have contributed towards the recent step change in volatility across the market and how can you best adapt to this?
Ø  Cross-border implications of MiFID II: How has the European regulation affected liquidity and buy side best execution policies in US equity markets?
Ø  How can the buy side best integrate the latest trading technologies to transform global desk performance whilst adhering to regulations
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Clive Williams

Head of Global Equity Trading
T.Rowe Price

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Vlad Khandros

Global Head of Market Structure and Liquidity Strategy
UBS

9:00 am - 9:35 am Keynote Interview: Embracing automation whilst retaining the human touch: An insight on how the sell side are reinventing their business models to thrive in an increasingly high volume and low touch eTrading landscape

Frank Loughlin - Global Co-Head of Equity Trading Alliance Bernstein Mani Singh - Managing Director, Global Head Platform Sales Citi
Ø  How are the developments of central risk books enabling the sell side to better meet liquidity requirements for the buy side?
Ø  Servicing the demand for blocks: How can the buy side best engage with central risk books to uncover greater block liquidity in the market?
Ø  What steps are the sell side taking to ensure their sell side traders collaborate with machines to better navigate the complex market and increase performance rates?
Ø  How are the sell side introducing new initiatives to increase collaboration and maintain trust with the buy side?
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Frank Loughlin

Global Co-Head of Equity Trading
Alliance Bernstein

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Mani Singh

Managing Director, Global Head Platform Sales
Citi

9:35 am - 10:00 am Inspirational Case Study: Revolutionising the trading landscape with machine learning: How we leveraged machine learning to make more accurate investment forecasts and better execute dynamic order routing to increase profitability

Jon Glennie - Global Head of Trading Technology JP Morgan Asset Management David Firmin - MD, Global Head of Trading Research Instinet
Ø  How can you best address the real world challenges of implementing machine learning based trading strategies and where does this best fit across the trading spectrum?
Ø  How can you identify where to benefit from automation whilst remaining compliant?
Ø  What are the regulatory considerations when introducing automated processes on the trade desk and how can you identify where to best implement these?
Ø  How can you automate daily front office activities to enable traders to focus on real value-add and increase desk performance?
Ø  How can you reap the benefits of integrating alternative data feeds to keep your desk ahead of the curve?
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Jon Glennie

Global Head of Trading Technology
JP Morgan Asset Management

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David Firmin

MD, Global Head of Trading Research
Instinet

10:00 am - 10:40 am Morning Networking Break

10:40 am - 11:00 am Fire Side Chat: Exploring equities market structure initiatives in 2019 and beyond: How are new regulations evolving the US equities market and how can you position yourself to benefit from new initiatives

Dave Weisberger - Head of Crypto ViableMKTS John Roeser - Associate Director, Office of Market Supervision, Division of Trading and Markets U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
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John Roeser

Associate Director, Office of Market Supervision, Division of Trading and Markets
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

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Dave Weisberger

Head of Crypto
ViableMKTS

Ø  How is the current US equities regulatory landscape driving access to liquidity and how can you best adapt to thrive in this new environment?
Ø  Increasing maker-taker fee and rebate transparency: What changes could the results of the transaction fee pilot have and how would this impact order routing behavior and execution quality in the market?
Ø  How would changes to broker fees effect buy side trading strategies and could it impact end client portfolio's and return rates?
Ø  MiFID II 12 months in: What impact has the implementation of MiFID II had on the US equity landscape and what are the practicalities for best practice amongst US buy side firms?
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Lisa Utasi

Trading Director
ClearBridge Investments

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Michael Warlan

Head of Global Trading
Third Avenue Management

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Ryan Larson

Head of Equity Trading U.S
RBC Global Asset Management

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Justin Schack

Partner, Head of Market Structure
Rosenblatt Securities

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Ari Burstein

President
Capital Markets Strategies

 How are the latest venues impacting market structure and liquidity levels across the market- Do they provide a better alternative to exchanges?
Ø  Has MiFID II acted as an enabler to alternative trading systems or do exchanges represent the best method of execution in a post MiFID II environment?
Ø  What are the current challenges in sourcing liquidity in dark vs lit markets for small and mid-cap stocks?
Ø  What are the most prevalent changes in the market and how can the buy side best interact with new players to access the latest offerings?
Ø  What are the advantages and disadvantages of dark pool offerings and how can you benefit from dark pool liquidity?
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Mehmet Kinak

Global Head of Systematic Trading and Market Structure
T. Rowe Price

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Eden Simmer

Senior Vice President, Head of Americas Equity Trading
PIMCO

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Tereck Fares, CFA

CFA
Chicago Equity Partners

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Roman Ginis

Founder & CEO
Imperative Execution, Founder of IntelligentCross

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Ari Burstein

President
Capital Markets Strategies

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm In Conversation: Navigating increased venue proliferation: Who is best placed to help you take advantage of natural block liquidity in a way that checks the boxes of trust, ease of access, and minimal market impact?

Dave Weisberger - Head of Crypto ViableMKTS David Tattersall - Head Trader, Global Equities Brandywine Global Investment Management Tim Mahoney - CEO BIDS Trading Jonathan Clark - CEO Luminex Trading & Analytics
Ø  What are the latest block solutions on the market and how are they ensuring best execution of block orders in lit markets and dark pools?
Ø  How can you best source block liquidity across the fragmented equities landscape?
Ø  How are the sell side building out their block functionalities as buy side firms continue to increase their block order volumes?   
Ø  How can you best structure your desk to reap the benefits of block trading and effectively measure block performance?

David Tattersall

Head Trader, Global Equities
Brandywine Global Investment Management

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Tim Mahoney

CEO
BIDS Trading

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Jonathan Clark

CEO
Luminex Trading & Analytics

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Dave Weisberger

Head of Crypto
ViableMKTS

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm In Conversation: How is technology shaping the future of capital markets and how can you integrate the latest innovations into your business strategy to boost portfolio performance?

Dave Weisberger - Head of Crypto ViableMKTS Carrie Freeborough - VP, Head Trader Mackenzie Investments
Ø  Increasing alpha generation: How can you differentiate hype technologies from those you should be exploring to ensure the future success of your firm?
Ø  Gaining the competitive edge: What innovations should you be considering for agile and cost-effective trading, order management, and best execution?
Ø  How are technologies fueling the trading desk with greater insights for daily tasks including, order flow, broker selection and algo choice?
Ø  How can new tools increase accuracy of portfolio analysis and boost collaboration between PMs and traders to transform trading strategies?
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Carrie Freeborough

VP, Head Trader
Mackenzie Investments

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Dave Weisberger

Head of Crypto
ViableMKTS

1:15 pm - 1:35 pm Keynote Case Study: Evaluating the ETF ecosystem: What are the latest products and regulations and what is their wider impact on traditional asset management?

Joe Mahoney - Institutional Sales & Trading Jane Street
Ø  What are the challenges associated with trading ETFs and how can you optimize their performance within your portfolio?
Ø  To what extent has ETF liquidity grown and what are the contributing factors?
Ø  How can you best evaluate the full ETF ecosystem to understand who is best placed to help you tap into the opportunities they have to offer?
Ø  How are market makers and banks facilitating the electronification of ETF products and bringing them to market?
Ø  Executing ETFs on the desk: What are the ETF tool-kit requirements to maximize trade performance?
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Joe Mahoney

Institutional Sales & Trading
Jane Street

1:35 pm - 2:10 pm Lunch and Networking Break

1:35 pm - 2:10 pm Invitation Only Private Buy Side Only Lunch Boardroom

Exploiting New Trading Strategies Chair: Invited: Tyler Gellasch, Executive Director, Healthy Markets Association

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm - Panel Discussion: Lessons learned from Europe post MiFID II: How has this impacted the US equities market and how does this impact your working relationship with EU and US clients?
Geoff Bernard - AVP, Equity Trading OppenheimerFunds Jason Vedder - Director of Global Trading and Operations Driehaus Capital Management Lori Hoch - COO Cortina Asset Management Rosanna Bruni - Senior Director, Trading PSP Investments
Ø  Evaluating the broker relationship: How have US broker dealers changed their research business models post MiFID II?
Ø  How is the brokerage community adapting to smaller commission pools and differing processes for US vs EU clients?
Ø  Managing research and trading budgets in an unbundled world: How can you adapt your strategy in line with greater transparency of commission and research costs?
Ø  How can you track and evaluate research quality and what is the comparison between buy side that are paying for their own research vs those that aren’t?
Ø  What is the true impact of rising market data costs for the buy side and service providers?
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Jason Vedder

Director of Global Trading and Operations
Driehaus Capital Management

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Lori Hoch

COO
Cortina Asset Management

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Rosanna Bruni

Senior Director, Trading
PSP Investments

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Geoff Bernard

AVP, Equity Trading
OppenheimerFunds

Exploiting New Trading Strategies Chair: Invited: Tyler Gellasch, Executive Director, Healthy Markets Association

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Interactive Interview: Exploring best practice in the global trading business: How can you keep your business agile amongst the changing EU and US regulatory landscapes?
Tyler Gellasch - Executive Director Healthy Markets Association
Ø  What is the best approach to commission management in today’s market and how can you re-think your commission wallet in a new world order?
Ø  What is the regulatory impact on accessing liquidity and how can you utilize different execution options, from batch auctions to broker crossing networks to exchanges to block platforms? 
Ø  How are firms identifying and fulfilling best execution obligations and best practices in a post-MiFID II world, both in the US and overseas?
Ø  What should you expect from trading decision making and support tools under MiFID II especially on multi-asset desks?
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Tyler Gellasch

Executive Director
Healthy Markets Association

Embracing Cutting-Edge Technology

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm Exploring next generation TCA: How can you leverage real-time TCA to increase pre, intra and post trade transparency?
Geoff Bernard - AVP, Equity Trading OppenheimerFunds Michael Clements - Chief Trader Employees Retirement System of Texas Stino Milito - Co-Chief Operating Officer Dash Financial Technologies
Ø  How are next generation TCA tools enabling buy side firms to remain compliant under MiFID II reporting requirements?
Ø  Pre and mid trade focus: How can advanced TCA tools enable 'on the fly analysis' and allow traders to adapt trading strategies before and during the trade?
Ø  How are increasing TCA efficiencies enabling buy side firms to optimize order routing across the fragmented market?
Ø  How can you implement new and alternative data sources into your TCA to increase accuracy of pre and post trade analysis?
Ø  How are TCA providers producing reports that are easier for buy side traders to consume?

Michael Clements

Chief Trader
Employees Retirement System of Texas

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Stino Milito

Co-Chief Operating Officer
Dash Financial Technologies

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Geoff Bernard

AVP, Equity Trading
OppenheimerFunds

Embracing Cutting-Edge Technology

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Panel Discussion: How to best leverage trading desk technology to efficiently manage front office workflow and build the optimal multi-asset trading hub
Joseph Bacchi - Head of Multi-Asset Trading and Investment Operations Acadian Asset Management Eddie Doyle - Senior Equity and Fixed Income Trader Pioneer Investments
Ø  How can you best structure and resource an increasingly multi-asset desk for optimal performance?
Ø  How can you develop a cross-asset trading strategy to set your desk up for success and achieve best execution for every trade?
Ø  How are developments in desk technology enabling greater access to liquidity for multi-asset trading?
Ø  Monitoring multiple asset classes: What technologies are enabling buy side traders to make meaningful links across asset classes and make more informed trading decisions?
Ø  How does the trader skill set need to evolve with the continued trend towards increasingly systematic trading?
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Joseph Bacchi

Head of Multi-Asset Trading and Investment Operations
Acadian Asset Management

Eddie Doyle

Senior Equity and Fixed Income Trader
Pioneer Investments

Implementing Next-Gen Algo’s Buy Side Workshop

2:10 pm - 3:30 pm Gaining the competitive edge with automated trading: How can you better select, scale and optimize your algo wheel to boost best execution on your desk?
Rob Hegarty - Managing Partner Hegarty Group Jason Siegendorf - Head of Trading Analytics, Harris Associates Tanuj Bhargava - Vice President, Trading and Execution Services WorldQuant Rob Dynan - Global Head of Equity Trading Technology Wellington Management
Ø  What are the latest developments in algo wheel offerings and how are they enabling the demonstration of best execution in systematic trading?
Ø  How are algo wheels helping to better inform trader decision making when evaluating market microstructure?
Ø  How can you effectively work with the related data correctly to ensure biases are removed from your algo wheel?
Ø  How can you most efficiently and accurately interpret output generated from algo wheels?
Ø  How can you determine which broker algo wheel offering is the best fit for your business model?
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Jason Siegendorf

Head of Trading Analytics,
Harris Associates

Tanuj Bhargava

Vice President, Trading and Execution Services
WorldQuant

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Rob Dynan

Global Head of Equity Trading Technology
Wellington Management

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Rob Hegarty

Managing Partner
Hegarty Group

Buy Side Only Boardroom *Open to max 20 attendees*

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm Interactive Boardroom: Defining the requirements for a modern-day trading desk: How can you boost best practice across the desk to build a next generation trading team?
Michael Warlan - Head of Global Trading Third Avenue Management Christopher Fiorito - Director of Trading River Road Asset Management Mark Zahara - Senior Vice President, Head Trader Heitman
Ø  How can you increase your desk talent with cross-asset training?
Ø  How can you bring together best practice for optimal performance in high touch markets?
Ø  How can you embrace diversity and inclusion to turn this into a competitive advantage?
Ø  Combining technological know-how, trading and risk management skills- What makes a modern-day trader?
Ø  How can you erase internal silos to increase PM and trader collaboration and increase returns in a scarcely liquid market?
Ø  What new job functions need to be introduced to keep the buy side desk up to speed with the changing pace of the equities market?
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Michael Warlan

Head of Global Trading
Third Avenue Management

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Christopher Fiorito

Director of Trading
River Road Asset Management

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Mark Zahara

Senior Vice President, Head Trader
Heitman

Buy Side Only Boardroom *Open to max 20 attendees*

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Championing Buy Side to Buy Side Initiatives: Exclusive Invite Only Head Trader Think-Tank

Luke Lyons - Global Head of Equity and Equity Derivative Trading Guggenheim Partners Kenneth Martin - Head Trader Fidelity-Contributor, Head Trader Think Tank
*Open to a maximum of 20  Head’s of Trading
 
 
Join this interactive session, air your own industry concerns and together, brainstorm ways forward in collaboration with your peers.
This session is invite only and will run under Chatham House Rule.
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Luke Lyons

Global Head of Equity and Equity Derivative Trading
Guggenheim Partners

Kenneth Martin

Head Trader
Fidelity-Contributor, Head Trader Think Tank


3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Networking Break

Exploiting New Trading Strategies Chair: Rob Hegarty, Managing Partner, Hegarty Group

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm What are the latest developments in algorithmic trading and how can you adopt customized algo’s into your trading processes to revolutionize workflow efficiencies and catapult desk performance?
Rob Hegarty - Managing Partner Hegarty Group Curtis Pfeiffer - Chief Business Officer Pragma Trading
Ø  How can you best evaluate the latest algo offerings to better select providers that fit your business model?
Ø  Succeeding in systematic trading: How can you introduce next generation algo's into your trading strategy to remove human bias from the trading process?
Ø  How can you integrate customized algo's into your trading strategy to effectively measure and minimize information leakage?
Ø  How can you best work with dark algos to increase access to both natural and dark pool liquidity?
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Curtis Pfeiffer

Chief Business Officer
Pragma Trading

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Rob Hegarty

Managing Partner
Hegarty Group

Exploiting New Trading Strategies Chair: Rob Hegarty, Managing Partner, Hegarty Group

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm Interactive Interview: How will active managers need to adapt their investment strategies as automated technologies continue to play a larger role in the trading life cycle?
Rob Hegarty - Managing Partner Hegarty Group Ernesto Ramos - Managing Director Head of Equities
  How can you take a systematic approach to investing in the stock market?
Ø   How can you manipulate data from the growing number of sources to gain new levels of insights on a stock’s trading ability and exploit new investment opportunities?
Ø   How can you best hunt for limited alpha by taking a quantitative approach in your investment strategies?  
Ø  How can you best leverage ML to generate greater investment insights and accurately assess the market at scale and speed?
Ø  How can you gain the investment edge with by combining quantitative methods with active management styles?
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Ernesto Ramos

Managing Director
Head of Equities

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Rob Hegarty

Managing Partner
Hegarty Group

Embracing Cutting-Edge Technology

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm - Panel Discussion: Staying on top of the OMS-EMS evolution: How can you leverage the latest developments to achieve a more efficient workflow?
Michael Chin - Managing Director, Global Head of Equities Thomson Reuters Quentin Limouzi - Chief Revenue Officer Trading Screen
Ø  How are OMS and EMS technologies fueling more informed decision making pre- and intra- trade?
Ø  How are the newest updates in OMS and EMS systems enabling the capture of live data streams to help alert traders in real time?
Ø  How are developments in O/EMS technologies enabling traders to efficiently manage order workflow with less?
Ø  How are the latest O/EMS updates set-up to better support cross-asset trading strategies and how are they helping to minimize risk?
Ø  How efficient are current combined O/EMS systems and where is there room for improvement?
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Michael Chin

Managing Director, Global Head of Equities
Thomson Reuters

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Quentin Limouzi

Chief Revenue Officer
Trading Screen

Embracing Cutting-Edge Technology

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm Oxford Style Debate: High touch vs low touch: Increasing automation and algo capabilities means that one touch trading will be the future of best execution
Enrico Cacciatore - Head of Market Structure and Trading Analytics Voya Investment Management Ramy Saad - Head Trader Pershing Square Capital Management
For: Enrico Cacciatore, Head of Market Structure and Trading Analytics, Voya Investment Management

Against: Invited: Ramy Saad, Head Trader, Pershing Square Capital Management
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Enrico Cacciatore

Head of Market Structure and Trading Analytics
Voya Investment Management

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Ramy Saad

Head Trader
Pershing Square Capital Management

Leveraging Data To Gain The Information Edge Buy Side Workshops

4:00 pm - 5:20 pm Adopting a data-driven approach to trading: How can you adopt AI in-house to streamline operational efficiencies with automation on your desk?
Jon Glennie - Global Head of Trading Technology JP Morgan Asset Management Bojan Petrovich - CFA, Quantitative Trading Strategy J.P.Morgan Asset Management
Ø  How can you use AI to automate daily trading tasks whilst remaining compliant under current market regulations?
Ø  Removing trade bias with automation: How can AI help to execute orders in a more accurate way, from investment idea to order placement in the market?
Ø  How is the line between fundamental and quantitative investment strategies blurring as traditional managers adopt increasingly analytics-led trading processes?
Ø  What applications can you introduce to the desk to help traders to consume results produced by advanced analytics in low touch trades?
Ø  What skill-sets are essential in modern-day equity markets so human traders can still add value as trade desks become increasingly automated?
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Jon Glennie

Global Head of Trading Technology
JP Morgan Asset Management

Bojan Petrovich

CFA, Quantitative Trading Strategy
J.P.Morgan Asset Management

Creative Boardroom

4:00 pm - 5:20 pm Women on Wall Street Think Tank: How can the equity trading industry better attract, develop and retain top female talent?
Jennifer Litwin - Senior Vice President, Head of Relationship Management Greenwich Associates Gayle Wageman - Global Head of Trading Principal Global Investors Carrie Freeborough - VP, Head Trader Mackenzie Investments
Ø  Extend your professional network amongst the next generation of leading women and trading professionals
Ø  Understand how you can promote diversity and inclusion in your organization
Ø  Learn from, and be inspired by, some of the industry’s most influential women leaders
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Jennifer Litwin

Senior Vice President, Head of Relationship Management
Greenwich Associates

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Gayle Wageman

Global Head of Trading
Principal Global Investors

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Carrie Freeborough

VP, Head Trader
Mackenzie Investments

5:20 pm - 5:25 pm Close of Conference

5:25 pm - 6:25 pm Networking Drinks Reception