13th Annual European Trading & Market Liquidity Conference | afme

13th Annual European Trading & Market Liquidity Conference

A new frontier for Fixed Income

22 Mar 2018 etc venues St Paul's, London


To nominate a speaker, contact James Hodgson at james.hodgson@afme.eu or on +44 (0)20 3828 2695.


Registration and refreshments


Morning chair’s opening remarks
Richard Hopkin, Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets, AFME


Keynote address: European financial markets regulation agenda

Keynote speaker: Dr Kay Swinburne, MEP, Vice Chairman of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, The European Parliament

Moderator: Richard Hopkin, Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets, AFME



Heads of fixed income trading and investing roundtable: Living with MiFID II: an impact assessment 3 months on

  • MiFID impact on liquidity
  • Research unbundling
  • Pre- and post-trade transparency
  • Reporting and admin issues

Moderator: Victoria Webster, Director, Fixed Income, AFME

Mariano Goldfischer, Global Head of Syndicate and Credit Trading, Crédit Agricole
Christoph Hock, Head of Multi-Asset Trading, Union Investment
Juan Landazabal, Managing Director, Global Head of Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Trading, Deutsche Asset Management
Zoeb Sachee, Head of Euro Government and SSA Trading, Citi


Networking break


Panel discussion: Transparency under MiFID II: what can we learn from the data?

  • MTFs versus systematic internalisers: trading under the new market structure
  • dealer differentiation and buyside adaptation
  • the evolution of liquidity provision
  • the continued shift to electronic trading

Moderator: Julian Allen-Ellis, Director, MiFID, AFME

Matthew Coupe, Director, Market Structure, Barclays
Ashlin Kohler, Fixed Income Market Structure, Citi
Daniel Mayston, EMEA Head of Electronic Trading and Market Structure, BlackRock
Lee Sanders, Head of Execution FX and UK and Asia FI, AXA Investment Managers



Panel discussion: Innovation and new entrants: how technology is changing fixed income trading

  • Where innovation is driving greater market efficiency and liquidity
  • Beyond automation to increased use of machine learning and AI for trading
  • The evolution of blockchain for trading fixed income assets
  • Increasing importance of data aggregation and analytics tools
  • The role of Fintech products and services for competitive advantage

Moderator: Sam Agini, Trading Correspondent, Financial News

Alan Downie, Head of Macro Platform, Credit Suisse
Christoph Hock, Head of Multi-Asset Trading, Union Investment
Brian Lynch, Fixed Income Strategy, ‎BNY Mellon
Brett Pybus, Head of iShares EMEA Fixed Income Product Strategy, BlackRock
James Wallin, Senior Vice President, Fixed Income, AllianceBernstein


Networking lunch


Afternoon chair’s opening remarks

Victoria Webster, Director, Fixed Income, AFME


Keynote address: Investor outlook for European fixed income markets

Keynote speaker: John Porter, Global Head of Fixed Income and Structured Finance, AXA Investment Managers
Moderator: Victoria Webster, Director, Fixed Income, AFME


Panel discussion: Investing in sustainable finance

  • why do we invest in sustainable finance?
  • what are the current international, EU or national public initiatives?
  • how can those policy measures help the transition towards sustainable investments?
  • what are the challenges of greening the financial system?
  • do market participants need specific green products? What is next after the green bonds?
  • how best to encourage sustainable finance? How can market participants include climate-change related factors when taking investment decisions?
  • how do banking industry and investor community mobilise finance for green assets?

Moderator: Ed Wells, ‎Head of Policy, Global Markets, Conduct and Sustainable Finance, HSBC Holdings

Åse Bergstedt, Chief Sustainability Strategist, Nordea
Peter Munro, Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
Julien Touati, Partner, Leadership Council Chair, Meridiam


Networking break


Presentation: Liquidity under stressed conditions

Speaker: Jeremy Bray, Senior Economist, International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
Moderator: Pablo Portugal, Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, AFME


Cross industry panel discussion: Outlook for fixed income markets in 2018 and beyond

  • expectations for the year ahead in fixed income markets
  • what will US interest rate hikes mean from a macro and asset allocation perspective
  • ECB and central banks’ tapering - impact on corporate fixed income markets
  • Brexit: one year to go – key considerations for financial services firms
  • how is the research industry likely to change as a result of MiFID II?

Moderator: Lucy McNulty, Financial Regulation and Brexit Editor, Financial News

Massimiliano Castelli, Head of Strategy, Sovereign Institutions, UBS Asset Management
Louis Gargour, CIO and Managing Partner, LNG Capital
David Owen, Managing Director and Chief European Economist, Jefferies
David Riley, ‎Partner, Head of Credit Strategy, ‎BlueBay Asset Management



Afternoon chair’s closing remarks

Victoria Webster, Director, Fixed Income, AFME


Networking drinks reception