December 05 - 07, 2018
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Head of Global Equity Trading
Clive Williams is the Head of Equity Trading, chairman of the Equity Best Execution Subcommittee and a member of Counterparty Risk, Diversity & Inclusion and Valuation Committees. Before assuming his current position in 2010, Clive was Head of the European Equity Trading desk. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price in 2000, he was the Head of Global Trading ex-U.S. at Invesco. Clive has earned the Investment Management Certificate.
Global Head of Trading Technology
JP Morgan Asset Management
Jon heads up JP Morgan Asset Management’s Equities Trading Technology function globally and has in excess of 20 years’ experience in technology development and engineering in a variety of environments. His current focus is in bringing cutting edge technology to buy-side trading desks to streamline the trading process and automate the order execution of more routine flow. Prior to joining JP Morgan he led the Hong Kong FX trading technology team at HSBC Global Banking and Markets where he was responsible for the delivery of a number of flagship electronic trading solutions. Previously Jon had held senior technology positions with RBS working across the Markets technology functions.
Global Co-Head of Equity Trading
Since joining the Alliance Bernstein trading team in 1993, Frank has led or co-led various equity trading desks and held numerous senior level trading roles within the firm. As Global Co-Head of Equity Trading at Alliance Bernstein, which holds $474 billion AUM, Frank has recently been involved in overseeing all EMEA equity trading. He will be lending his expertise on day two’s panel to equip the trading function to take more control of order flow and improve your firm’s overall profitability.
Senior Vice President, Head of Americas Equity Trading
Head of Equities
Ernesto provides investment and risk oversight of BMO Global Asset Management’s quantitative equity strategies. He also leads the effort to develop their equity investment platform globally. He joined the company in 2005. Ernesto began his investment management career in 1992 with Batterymarch Financial Management. He was a partner and lead portfolio manager at Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management LLC, and he also served as a software developer at Bolt, Beranek and Newman. His career features investment management and research, econometric research, statistical research and computer graphics research.
Head of Global Trading
Third Avenue Management
Michael Warlan is responsible for managing the execution and implementation of equity investments across all Third Avenue portfolios. His primary responsibilities include U.S., non-U.S., and emerging market equities, derivatives, and currencies. Leading Third Avenue’s Global Trading Desk, he has expanded access to multiple markets, venues, and strategies, along with the capabilities to trade additional asset classes including currencies and derivatives. His dual role encompassing both execution and implementation means he is exposed to the benefits of having a synonymous relationship between portfolio management and trading on a daily basis.
Global Head of Systematic Trading and Market Structure
T. Rowe Price
Head of Market Structure and Trading Analytics
Voya Investment Management
Enrico Cacciatore is a Senior Quantitative Trader, Head of Market Structure and Trading Analytics for Voya Investment Management. Enrico runs trading for the quantitative equity team as well as program trading for the fundamental active equity team. In addition to trading, Enrico leads the effort in evaluating and improving the overall trading process from both an execution and systems prospective. Enrico was the 2018 Markets Media Buy-Side Quantitative Trader of the Year, a member of NASDAQ’s Institutional Traders Advisory Committee (ITAC) as well as ITG’s Analytics Advisory Board. Enrico earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace Systems) from the United States Military Academy at West Point, as well as graduate studies in Computational Finance (MSCF) from Carnegie Mellon University.
Head of Trading Analytics,
Mr. Siegendorf is Head of Trading Analytics at Harris Associates. In his role he is responsible for measuring and analyzing trading costs, and for incorporating results and findings back into the trading process for improvement. Mr. Siegendorf has been with Harris Associates for 6 years and has over 18 years of industry experience. Prior to Harris Associates, Mr. Siegendorf has worked as a Senior Analyst at Dash Financial, an options brokerage, and as a Trader at Cornerstone Trading Group, a proprietary trading firm and options market maker. Mr. Siegendorf graduated from the University of Chicago in 2007 with a master’s in Computer Science. He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
CFA, Director of Equity Trading
Chicago Equity Partners
Director, Global Trading and Operations
Driehaus Capital Management
VP, Head Trader
Carrie has 25+ years of global trading experience. She has worked on both sides of the street, spending most of her career at global bulge bracket brokers before moving to the Asset Management side of the business 4 years ago. She has traded equity is all global markets, has managed a program trading desk and is an expert in the current landscape of Asset Management given the regulatory, technological and management fee pressure. Mackenzie Investments is ~$200 bil AUM Canadian based global Mutual Fund with trading desks in Asia, Europe, Canada and the US. Carrie has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario.
Head of Multi-Asset Trading and Investment Operations
Acadian Asset Management
Joe is a seasoned Multi-asset class, Global Macro Head Trader with extensive experience in trading, analyzing and developing alternative trading strategies for disciplines. Joe is skilled in trading multiple investment products which include; Equity programs, ETFs, Volatility, Futures, Equity/Index Options, Foreign Exchange, OTC Swaps/Options, Commodities, Convertible Bonds and Structured Notes.
Quantitative Research Analyst
Kaveh Taghavi is a Quantitative Research Analyst on Vanguard’s Transaction Cost Analysis team. Kaveh’s responsibilities include providing trading research and execution consulting to optimize strategy for Vanguard’s global equity trading desks. Kaveh is a member of Vanguard’s trading algorithm committee, where he designs and implements research and processes, including algo wheels, to enhance trading strategy, and works closely with brokers, technology providers, and other third parties to provide feedback and enhance products. Prior to joining the TCA team, Kaveh has held roles in engineering and project management and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Employees Retirement System of Texas
Michael manages a highly efficient trading desk at Employees Retirement System of Texas that executes multi-asset classes globally, while participating in investment teams to evaluate new investment ideas and their potential implementation.
Director of Trading
River Road Asset Management
Senior Director, Trading
Rosanna Bruni, a financial services professional with over twenty years of experience, is Senior Director and head of the trading desk at PSP Investments where she oversees execution for portfolio managers in multiple asset classes since September 2012. Prior to joining PSP Investments, Ms. Bruni held several senior positions including Principle at Genuity Capital Markets where she was responsible for developing the Montreal market from 2005-2010. From 2002 to 2005, she helped to develop the U.S. market for Desjardins Securities and, previous to that, she was Vice President, Sales/Trading, covering domestic and international accounts with Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon, Bunting Warburg and Gordon Securities/HSBC. She currently sits on the board of directors of the Buy-Side Investment Management Association (BIMA). For almost 20 years, she has also been a board member and on the executive committee of BBB Foundation, (a non-profit organization whose primary objective is to identify charities that require start-up assistance, primarily where charities involve children).
President and CIO
Hennion & Walsh Asset Management
Kevin D. Mahn is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Hennion & Walsh Asset Management, Mr. Mahn is responsible for all of the Wealth and Asset Management products and services offered at the Firm including the portfolio creation and portfolio supervision of the various portfolio strategies within the SmartTrust® series of Unit Investment Trusts (UITs). Mr. Mahn also was the Portfolio Manager of the family of SmartGrowth® Mutual Funds. These mutual funds were target-risk oriented "mutual funds of ETFs" designed to track the Lipper Optimal Indices. Mr. Mahn is the author of the quarterly “ETF and CEF Insights” and "Market Outlook" newsletters as well as a co-author of the book, Exchange Traded Funds: Conceptual and Practical Investment Approaches, © 2009 Riskbooks. Mr. Mahn is a member of the Forbes Investor team and a frequent contributor to the Forbes Intelligent Investing blog and the Seeking Alpha website. Prior to Hennion & Walsh, Mr. Mahn was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers where he held several senior management positions, including CAO of the High Net Worth Product and Services group within Lehman’s Wealth and Asset Management division as well as COO of Lehman Brothers Bank, during his eleven year tenure with the Firm. Mr. Mahn received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Muhlenberg College and his M.B.A. in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Mahn has also served as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University within the Department of Economics, Finance and International Business. In 2015, Mr. Mahn received the "50 Under 50" award, which recognizes the College's top alumni business leaders under the age of 50, from the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Mahn currently serves as Co-Chair of the NICSA UIT Industry Committee and won the 2014 and 2016 NICSA MVP Awards for his accomplishments in this role as well as the Rising Stars of Mutual Funds Award from Institutional Investor in 2009. Interviews with, as well as byline articles and insights from, Mr. Mahn have appeared in/on CBS News, CNBC, Fox Business News, Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Fortune, Forbes, New York Times, Financial Times, USA Today, Bloomberg, Business Week, Reuters, Wall Street Week, CNNMoney.com, SmartMoney, Investment News, Yahoo! Finance, Reuters, The Street.com and MarketWatch.
Head Trader, Global Equities
Brandywine Global Investment Management
Dave is the head trader for Brandywine Global’s equity portfolios. Prior to being appointed to this position in March 2007, he served as lead equity trader for the Firm’s Diversified Value Equity portfolios in addition to providing support to the Fundamental Equity team. He joined the Firm in 2000. Previously, Dave was with OTA Limited Partnership, a full-service institutional broker/dealer, as a financial analyst/trader (1989-2000); First Federal Savings Bank as a senior accountant (1987-1989), and Beneficial Mortgage Corporation as the loan accounting manager (1985-1987). Dave earned a B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University.
Deutsche Bank Private Wealth
Chris is currently trading multi asset products for Deutsche Bank Private Wealth, previously Chris was Head of North American Trading at Moon Capital. Chris has also Traded for FMR in Boston and Scudder in NYC. Before moving into finance, Chris served 6 years as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps with deployments to both Liberia and to Desert Storm.
Cortina Asset Management
Lori Hoch, JD is a Principal of Cortina Asset Management where she has served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer since its inception in 2004. Lori has more than 20 years’ experience in the investment industry. She began her career as a securities attorney for two national law firms. Prior to Cortina, she was with M&I Investment Management Corp., now known as BMO Asset Management Corp., where she served as Vice President and Corporate Counsel and as Chief Compliance Officer.
Senior Vice President, Head Trader
Mark is a Senior Vice President in Heitman's Global Real Estate Securities group. He manages the trading for all of Heitman's real estate securities account platforms while helping to educate, innovate, and increase the trading desk's tangible value. On a daily basis, along with ensuring best execution, Mark is responsible for conveying market sentiment and themes, identifying and explaining abnormal price action, and monitoring news flow and activity in order to provide the Portfolio Management team with information about the coverage universe, investor sentiment, and trading environment. His experience analyzing market conditions and applying technical fundamentals and indicators allows him to manage and execute efficiently for Heitman's portfolios. Prior to joining the Heitman, Mark worked at Performance Analytics, Inc.,managing a team of portfolio investment analysts and trading index futures. Mark received a BS in Finance from Northern Illinois University and a Masters in Financial Markets from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Joe runs the trading desk for HighVista Strategies, where he is responsible for trading the marketable portfolio across all asset types and geographies. Joe came to HighVista Strategies from King Street Capital where his primary focus was in treasury and risk management. Prior to that, he completed a rotational analyst program with Merrill Lynch after graduating from Fairfield University with a BS in Finance
Managing Director, Global Head Platform Sales
Global Head of Market Structure and Liquidity Strategy
Institutional Sales & Trading
Managing Director, Global Head of Equities
Luminex Trading & Analytics
Prior to joining Luminex Trading & Analytics LLC, Jonathan was the Managing Director, Co–Head of Equity Trading – Americas at BlackRock, Inc. He was responsible for all aspects of trade execution, including broker selection and monitoring. In 2009, Jonathan was a member of BlackRock’s Quantitative Investments team and was responsible for derivatives overlay and strategy. Jonathan’s service with BlackRock dates back to 1999, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, he was a member of the Quantitative Investments team, responsible for managing arbitrage and derivative strategies for enhanced and structured portfolios. He also managed a commodities futures portfolio.
Managing Director, Institutional Equities
Jim Ross has been at the forefront of institutional equity market developments for nearly thirty years as a pioneer and leader in the development, operations and adoption of successful non-displayed ATS/crossing businesses, with a specific focus on call auction markets, non-displayed liquidity and portfolio/block trading. Prior to joining CODA Markets, Jim was the founder and CEO of MatchPoint, LLC, an enterprise ATS/crossing platform acquired by the New York Stock Exchange to replace their legacy equity crossing facilities. Jim oversaw the integration, re-launch and operations of NYSE MatchPoint’s intraday, non-displayed and electronic equity trading facilities. For fourteen years, Jim ran Instinet’s global electronic crossing businesses and later spearheaded their global institutional sales and relationship management division. Jim has served as an industry expert and thought leader on market structure and industry issues for the SEC’s Office of Compliance, Investigation and Examination Division, FINRA, investment managers and ATSs. Jim is a frequent panelist and author on issues affecting ATSs, non-displayed liquidity and market regulation.
Director of Group Strategy
Steve is responsible for Fidessa’s global strategic direction including the development of new geographic markets, asset class coverage and strategic partnerships, as well as driving new industry initiatives within Fidessa's community of 25,000 buy-side and sell-side users. As part of this Steve heads up the firm’s strategy in response to the changing trading landscape, as regulation and technology combine in different ways across different geographic regions. He was instrumental in the creation of Fidessa's Partnership Program that provides a living ecosystem in which technology from firms with genuinely innovative services is embedded into the Fidessa workflow to bring, for example, greater relevance and context to a trading situation.
Chief Revenue Officer
Managing Director, Head of US Equity Derivatives
Tradeweb Markets LLC
Co-Chief Operating Officer
Dash Financial Technologies
Stino Milito is Co-COO of Dash Financial Technologies. In this role he is responsible for product strategy and leading Dash’s Institutional buy-side team, a growing group that works with the firm’s asset management and hedge fund clients to help craft highly-tailored trading solutions. He is one of Dash’s original employees, serving in wide range of increasingly senior trading and client services roles after beginning his career as an option market maker on the Cboe floor for Botta Capital Management.
Managing Director, Global Head of Buy Side Product Strategy and Marketing
Herb is responsible for the firm's Buy Side Initiative which extends Ipreo's Capital Markets solutions to the institutional investor community. The Ipreo Buy Side Platform is an innovative set of tools and workflows that add efficiency and reduce operational risk in the primary markets. Herb and his team have built a global network of over 200 buy-side firms with whom they work to understand and improve the new issuance process. The team at Ipreo is in regular dialogue with these institutions, and synthesize the feedback they receive to help inform both the product direction at Ipreo and the industry dialogue around primary markets. Herb has 24 years of financial technology experience. Prior to joining Ipreo, he spent over seven years at Bloomberg where he was a Global Product Manager focused on Buy Side Trading Solutions. Herb has also held technology leadership positions at several sell-side investment banks.
Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer
Dash Financial Technologies
With over 20 years of experience in the trading industry, David’s primary areas of responsibility include Dash’s brand and marketing portfolio, business development and the Dash360 suite of real-time analytics and data visualization products. Prior to co-founding Dash, David was a Director at Credit Suisse, managing key electronic trading relationships on the east coast for the firm’s Advanced Execution Services (AES) unit. Before that he spent 10 years at ITG, where he helped launch the firm’s quantitative research unit in London and served in various sales, trading and product management roles for its PT and algorithmic trading offerings. David began his career in corporate finance advisory at Société Générale in London.
Partner, Head of Market Structure
Justin Schack is a Managing Director and Partner at Rosenblatt Securities, a New York-based agency brokerage serving institutional investors. Schack heads the firm’s Market Structure Analysis group, which provides asset managers, exchange groups, proprietary trading firms, regulators and other clients with in-depth intelligence on global market structure and the exchange industry. Prior to joining Rosenblatt in February 2008, Schack spent 14 years as a financial and public-affairs journalist, most recently as Assistant Managing Editor of Institutional Investor, where he authored more than 20 cover stories during his eight years on the magazine’s staff. He routinely counsels senior industry executives and regulatory officials on market structure matters and has been widely quoted and interviewed as an expert by major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg News, Reuters, the Financial Times and CNBC. In 2014 The Trade magazine named him to its list of the decade’s 100 most influential people in buy-side trading. Schack also has served on the Market Structure Advisory Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, testified before the US Securities and Exchange Commission and prepared US Congressional testimony on market-structure issues
Associate Director, Office of Market Supervision, Division of Trading and Markets
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Senior Analyst, Market Structure and Technology
Richard Johnson is an equities and financial technology expert in the Firm’s Market Structure and Technology practice. He has 20 years of industry experience in financial markets. Richard began his career at Barra (now MSCI Barra) as a sales consultant for their suite of risk models and portfolio construction tools. From Barra he joined Investment Technology Group where he was able to apply his quantitative skills to the rapidly growing algorithmic trading business. He was a founding employee at Miletus Trading – a boutique electronic brokerage firm – where he served as the Head of Sales & Trading. In 2007, Richard led the sale of Miletus Trading to Liquidnet where then served as a senior product manager focusing on execution and analytics. In 2011, Richard joined Société Générale where he ran Electronic Trading in the Americas.
Senior Vice President, Head of Relationship Management
Healthy Markets Association
Tyler Gellasch is a leading capital markets policy expert whose opinions and insights are frequently sought by regulators, members of congress, market participants, and the press. Gellasch’s public service included five years as Counsel in the US Senate, as well as service as Counsel to then-new SEC Commissioner Kara M. Stein. In private practice, Gellasch has served as a general counsel of a boutique investment bank, as well as associate at Mayer Brown LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. Gellasch is also a Founder of Myrtle Makena, LLC, a consulting firm. Gellasch received his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University.
Head of Crypto
David Weisberger, Head of Equities of ViableMkts, has over 30 years of experience in market structure, quantitative finance, and trading automation. He started his career at Morgan Stanley where he built their first program and electronic trading systems and subsequently started the non-dollar program trading desk for Salomon Brothers, was the global architect of the firm’s equity trading platform where he designed their first trading algorithm and quantitatively managed central risk book before becoming responsible for the statistical arbitrage trading business. He later ran their smart order routing business before joining Two Sigma to develop their wholesale market making business, which he ran for several years. Most recently, Mr. Weisberger was the global head of equity market structure and quantitative equity products for IHS Markit and has co-founded CoinRoutes Inc, which provides pan-exchange smart order routing, algorithmic trading, and consolidated market data products.
Capital Markets Strategies
Rob Hegarty is Managing Partner and Founder of Hegarty Group, a strategic research, advisory and consulting firm at the intersection of Financial Markets, Technology and Data. Hegarty Group was founded on the guiding principle that firms at that intersection need an expert, trusted advisor with objective and informed strategic insights to help drive your firm’s growth. We have a successful track record of -- and passion for -- connecting the dots, enabling you to uncover the hidden, untapped potential at that intersection. Prior to founding Hegarty Group, Rob was President of Olmstead Associates, a specialized consulting firm to the investment management industry, where he had overall responsibility for the vision, strategy, execution and day-to-day operations for the company. Prior to joining Olmstead, he was Global Head of Equities for Thomson Reuters where he had overall responsibility for Thomson Reuters’ $1.2 billion global equities business, including all Equities desktop, transactions, data feeds, software platform and analytics businesses, as well as leading Thomson Reuters’ Market Structure efforts. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Rob was Managing Director, Strategy and Marketing at the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) overseeing strategy, planning, marketing, corporate development, and market structure. Prior to that he spent 10 years at TowerGroup, the leading provider of technology research and advisory services to the global financial services industry, where he launched and led TowerGroup’s Investment Management practice, and subsequently led all non-bank advisory businesses. Prior to TowerGroup, he held technology leadership positions at Putnam Investments, Fidelity Investments, and Coopers & Lybrand. He has also serves on the boards of public and private companies, and many industry boards. Rob is a globally recognized thought leader in financial services technology. He has been a featured speaker at dozens of industry conferences globally, been quoted hundreds of times in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Forbes, Institutional Investor, and many others. He has also appeared regularly on CNBC-TV (U.S. and Europe), ABC-TV and other broadcast outlets. He holds an M.B.A. with a finance/marketing concentration from Babson College and a B.S. in computer science from North Adams State College. In his free time, Rob enjoys time with his family, golfing, and cycling.