InvestOps Europe 2018

17 - 18 September, 2018

Victoria Park Plaza, London

44 (0) 207 368 9445

InvestOps Day 2 - Tuesday 18th September 2018

EMBRACING THE FINTECH WORLD

8:00 am - 9:00 am Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:05 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks: Julia Streets, Founder, Streets Consulting, Executive Producer & Host of DiverCity Podcast

Julia Streets - CEO and Host, Divercity Podcast Streets Consulting
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Julia Streets

CEO and Host, Divercity Podcast
Streets Consulting

LEADING THE WAY

9:05 am - 9:45 am Keynote Panel: Walking the tightrope: How can you best balance regulatory requirements with business growth led projects and leverage the latest and greatest technology to build a winning investment operations division?

Julia Streets - CEO and Host, Divercity Podcast Streets Consulting Geoff Galbraith - COO MAN Group Vikram Aaditya - Chief Transformation Officer HSBC, Asset Management Group Isidore Gorianz - Head of Core Operations Pictet Asset Management
  • How to identify which innovative technology solutions you should be investing in now to make this transition as smoothly as possible
  • Pinpointing the key challenges and opportunities in balancing short and long term investment operation needs
  • How to strike the balance between meeting these projects and focus on strategic priorities whilst making such a drastic change
  • How to practically identify which legacy systems you should rip out and how to do this with as little disruption as possible to day to day workflow  to achieve your long term business goal 
  • How to identify which innovative solutions you should be investing in now to make this transition as smoothly as possible
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Geoff Galbraith

COO
MAN Group

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Vikram Aaditya

Chief Transformation Officer
HSBC, Asset Management Group

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Isidore Gorianz

Head of Core Operations
Pictet Asset Management

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Julia Streets

CEO and Host, Divercity Podcast
Streets Consulting

TOP TRENDS TO WATCH

9:45 am - 10:05 am Digitalisation Keynote: Staying on top of the latest digitalisation trends: Sharing recent successes and failures with implementing new technologies to help you build a winning investment operations infrastructure

Stuart Warner - Head of Technology UK & Continental Europe Financial Services Fidelity International
  • Assessing the top tech trends in finance and how investment operations can learn from technological successes and failures to build a first class division
  • Increasing digitalisation: In response to increasing competitive pressures and rising customer expectations, how are financial institutions investing in digital transformation projects to keep up with industries that are far ahead?
  • Examining real case examples of where Blockchain and AI have been used to eradicate transaction processing in the financial sector and how you can best leverage this innovation realistically in your firm
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Stuart Warner

Head of Technology UK & Continental Europe Financial Services
Fidelity International

OUT OF THE BOX INSPIRATION

10:05 am - 10:35 am Guest Keynote: Enhancing Performance : 5 practical strategies to improve focus, resiliency and energy in your investment operations

Steve Ward - Trade Performance and Psychology Coach Performance Edge
-Understanding the two keys to high performance and how you can leverage these
-Deep diving into the neurophysiology of peak performance
-Mental capacity: developing situational awareness, and how to improve focus in a world full of distractions
-Emotional capacity: building resilience to manage stress, pressure, challenge and change
-Physical capacity: embodied cognition, decision fatigue, and energy management strategies for performing well

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Steve Ward

Trade Performance and Psychology Coach
Performance Edge

10:35 am - 11:10 am Morning Break

ASSESING REGULATORY IMPACT

  • What aspects of MiFID II have most directly impacted operations– how did you need to alter the way you currently execute to adhere to these? 
  • How have regulators evaluated compliance, and what supervision and enforcement have we seen so far? Has the letter or the spirit of regulation won out? 
  • Have there been any unintended consequences on business growth, and what market changes have brought welcome opportunities for the buy side? 
  • What is your overall scorecard for technology providers on how they have transformed and adapted to effectively meet the new market requirements? 
  • Working towards a more transparent and fair market – how far are we as an industry on the journey to achieving this?  
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Vincent Dessard

Senior Policy Advisor
European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)

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Darryl Cornelius

Head of European Regulatory Projects
State Street Global Advisors

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Kyra Brown

Senior Public Affairs Manager
Standard Life Investment

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Katy Stevens

Global Lead, Regulations
M&G Investments

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Henry Raschen

Head of Regulatory Engagement
HSBC Securities Services

11:50 am - 12:20 pm Political Keynote The regulatory domino effect: With the possibility of MiFID III on the horizon what new reforms should you expect to prepare for going forward?

Dr. Kay Swinburne - MEP, Member of Economic and Monetary Affairs European Parliament
  • Addressing the impact of MIFID II and how this may have a knock on effect to create a over-regulated landscape
  • MIFID III: Examining why it is on the horizon and what will look like for the industry 
  • Industry impact: Would a new regulatory deadline stump industry innovation and cause more harm than good?
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Dr. Kay Swinburne

MEP, Member of Economic and Monetary Affairs
European Parliament

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Fireside Debate: True or False? Financial market regulation has had an overall positive effect on the financial landscape after almost a decade of reform

Stephen Fisher - Managing Director, Government Relations & Public Policy Blackrock Stéphane Janin - Head of Global Regulatory Development AXA Investment Managers Daniel Sandman - Head of Customer Protection Allianz SE
  • Outlining the pros and cons: since the 2008 crash, what has worked well, what has not worked and what needs to be improved?  
  • What are the practical lessons learnt on the multiple regulations that have been deployed?
  • How have various regulatory frameworks impacted buy and sell side investment operations and has this overall impact been positive or negative?
  • Is the new market structure more efficient and reliable under this regulatory regime or is it now insufficient to meet the demands of end investors with conflicting regulations?
  • Should you be set for further regulatory reform now MiFID II has been implemented? 
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Stephen Fisher

Managing Director, Government Relations & Public Policy
Blackrock

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Stéphane Janin

Head of Global Regulatory Development
AXA Investment Managers

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Daniel Sandman

Head of Customer Protection
Allianz SE

FINDING THE NEXT BIG THING

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm FinTech Spotlight: FinTech innovation disrupting the financial markets ecosystem - Which will impact your business and how can you compete in this moment of generational change?

Mark Whitcroft - Founding Partner Illuminate Financial Management
Illuminate Financial is a London-based venture capital firm with a global mandate, exclusively focused on financial technology that benefits capital markets participants. Prior to Illuminate, Mark spent eleven years in various capital market roles at HSBC and Deutsche Bank based in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. He has been investing in FinTech companies since 2010 and has worked at a number of FinTech start-up accelerators.
•Which types of technological innovation do we expect to transform investment operations in the next 10 years?  How can you seize the opportunities now to be ahead of the curve? 
•Crossing the chasm: identifying the problems faced and how you can match them to the game-changing solutions from small early stage companies 
•How and why to take advantage of the innovative, lower cost and highly scalable solutions offered by newer and more entrepreneurial suppliers
•Avoid the fintech hype – how can firms distil the signal from the noise?
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Mark Whitcroft

Founding Partner
Illuminate Financial Management

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Dragons’ Den Examining the latest and greatest innovations in investment operations technology: Which offer true added value and should be considered for your future investment plans?

Julia Streets - CEO and Host, Divercity Podcast Streets Consulting Cathryn Lyall - Co-Founder Seismic Foundry Mark Whitcroft - Founding Partner Illuminate Financial Management Brian Lynch - CEO and Co-Founder RegTek Jonathan O Willis - Chief Executive Aprexo Mark Holmes - CEO Waymark Tech
This innovative session gives you the chance to hear from pre-selected cutting-edge technology starts ups. Join our esteemed panel of investment operation dragons as the start-up firms present their offerings in a bid to win first place. Listen up as the dragons review the technology benefits to your business and predict their success. Ultimately the winning decision is in your hands though as the audience vote their favorite. Finishing the summit perfectly by focusing on the exciting future of innovative operational technology. 
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Julia Streets

CEO and Host, Divercity Podcast
Streets Consulting

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Brian Lynch

CEO and Co-Founder
RegTek

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Cathryn Lyall

Co-Founder
Seismic Foundry

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Jonathan O Willis

Chief Executive
Aprexo

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Mark Whitcroft

Founding Partner
Illuminate Financial Management

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Mark Holmes

CEO
Waymark Tech

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Buy Side Only Think Tank Lunch How can the buy side better collaborate to drive mutually beneficial initiatives forward?

Steve Loizou - Head of Operations Control Janus Henderson Investors
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Steve Loizou

Head of Operations Control
Janus Henderson Investors

TRACK A - Re-inventing Internal Infrastructure

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Fire Side Chat: How can you create a front-to-back operating model that overcomes legacy challenges to create a winning division?
Julia Streets - CEO and Host, Divercity Podcast Streets Consulting Sean Kennedy - Head of Investment Operations - EMEA Vanguard Ed Gouldstone - Head of Product Management – Asset Management Linedata Anne Martel Pitollat - Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer Amundi London
- Pinpointing key challenges and opportunities in globalizing the operating model: How can the buy side overcome obstacles around supporting a global business
-How to practically identify which legacy systems you should rip out and how to do this with as little disruption as possible to day to day workflow  
-How to identify which innovative solutions you should be investing in now to make this transition to global operating as smoothly as possible

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Sean Kennedy

Head of Investment Operations - EMEA
Vanguard

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Ed Gouldstone

Head of Product Management – Asset Management
Linedata

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Julia Streets

CEO and Host, Divercity Podcast
Streets Consulting

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Anne Martel Pitollat

Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer
Amundi London

TRACK A - Re-inventing Internal Infrastructure

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Case Study Revolution Spotlight on outsourcing: Why we have fully outsourced the operational value chain, achieved operational efficiency and made our life much easier
Holger Schwetje - Director, Global Fund & Distribution Operations Allianz Global Investors
· Spotlight on outsourcing: Why we have fully outsourced the operational value chain, achieved operationalefficiency and made our life much easier
· How to find the right outsourcing partner, and prepare the outsourcing of services
· Pinpointing the pros and cons of an outsourced model with regard to:
·         o    Retained Organisation
·         o    Products
·         o    Regulation
·         o    Costs
· Roles and Responsibilities – a key factor in an outsourced model
· How to ensure and strengthen proper oversight, risk management and a control framework through the outsourcing lifecycle
· Second generation outsourcing, our target operating model and main lessons learned
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Holger Schwetje

Director, Global Fund & Distribution Operations
Allianz Global Investors

TRACK A - Re-inventing Internal Infrastructure

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Case Study: How we are moving towards a single platform and building a global front to back cross-asset infrastructure on a tight budget with minimal disruption during a major merger
Mike Tumilty - Director of Global Operations Aberdeen Standard Investments
-Addressing the key steps taken to develop a new workflow that is truly front-to-back 
-How to practically identify which legacy systems you should rip out and how to do this with as little disruption as possible to day to day workflow  
-How to overcome the challenges of merging two cultures
-How to identify which innovative solutions you should be investing in now to make this transition as smoothly as possible

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Mike Tumilty

Director of Global Operations
Aberdeen Standard Investments

Roundtables on a specific disruptive technology where you can join forces with your peers and pick the brains of market leaders to explore practical solutions, test ideas and walk away with knowledge which you can apply when you are back in the office

Roundtable 1: How to cut operational costs by leveraging data and gain a competitive edge
Host: Mohammed Mesli, Head of IT Operations, Unigestion

Roundtable 2: How to leverage blockchain to  revolutionise your front-to- back office processing 
Host: Kurt Hangaard, Senior Vice President and Head of Operations, Danske Bank Investment Management 

Roundtable 3: How to use technology to improve your client onboarding process 
Fabio Tramontano, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Roundtable 4: How to use operational technology to achieve cross-asset integration 
 
Roundtable 5: How to implement new front to back technology infrastructure to move beyond regulations

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Mohammed Mesli

Director, Head of IT Operations
Unigestion

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Jacob Falkenham

Senior Vice President
Danske Bank Investment

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Typhaine Bettler

Head of Middle Office & Reporting
Amundi Asset Management

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Fabio Tramontano

Executive Director
Goldman Sachs Asset Management

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Paul Chung

Vice President, Client Services
Electra

TRACK C - Making Tough Strategic Decisions

2:30 pm - 3:50 pm Creative Leadership Boardroom Staying ahead of the curve: How will SM&CR affect your firm and what can you do to ensure you are compliant?
Katy Stevens - Global Lead, Regulations M&G Investments
-Pinpointing how SM&CR will bring accountability and transparency to the industry ensuring managers are acting in the best interests of investors?
-How can you ensure that overlapping requirements are captured and understood and regulations are not conducted in isolation?
-Creating a scenario based planned to ensure your firm has a range of implementation options

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Katy Stevens

Global Lead, Regulations
M&G Investments

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm Afternoon Break

FUTURE PROOFING YOUR BUSINESS

4:20 pm - 4:40 pm 360° Perspective The new reality of Investment Operations talent: What are the critical success factors for hiring, training and retaining the best talent in your organisation?

Sean Kennedy - Head of Investment Operations - EMEA Vanguard
-How to leverage the digital revolution and take advantage of the new career paths triggered by increasing front-to-back adoption of technology 
-Perfect storm to new norm: How to embrace challenges and change in your organisation to create an environment that InvestOps talent will thrive in 
-The “golden rules” of talent: Pinpointing the key strategies you need in place to cultivate great talent in your organisation


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Sean Kennedy

Head of Investment Operations - EMEA
Vanguard

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Crystal Ball Interview 2028 and beyond: Wild but realistic predictions for what the future holds for investment operations and the industry as a whole

Julia Streets - CEO and Host, Divercity Podcast Streets Consulting Giles Travers - Managing Director LionPoint Group Kevin Muller - Manager - IT Business Change Coller Capital
-How are big data, machine learning and AI reshaping investment management?
-Defining disruption: How will the buy side have to evolve their thinking from traditional operational approaches and overcomes the challenges in machine learning to reap the rewards it offers?
-How and why to take advantage of the innovative, lower cost and highly scalable solutions offered by newer and more entrepreneurial suppliers
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Giles Travers

Managing Director
LionPoint Group

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Kevin Muller

Manager - IT Business Change
Coller Capital

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Julia Streets

CEO and Host, Divercity Podcast
Streets Consulting

5:00 pm - 5:05 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks:

Julia Streets - CEO and Host, Divercity Podcast Streets Consulting
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Julia Streets

CEO and Host, Divercity Podcast
Streets Consulting

5:05 pm - 5:10 pm Conference Close