17 - 18 September, 2018
Victoria Park Plaza, London
44 (0) 207 368 9445
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Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer
Anne Martel was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operational Officer of Amundi London Branch in July 2015. Anne transferred to London from Amundi in Paris where she held the position of Global Head of Internal Audit of Amundi Group since 2011. In total, Anne worked for nine years in Internal Audit within the Investment Banking and Asset Management sectors. Prior to this Anne held a management position in the Capital Planning Department of Société Générale and was the Head of OTC Equity Derivatives Back Office with in Société Générale Investment Banking. Anne began her career in 1997 at Calyon where she worked for five years in Internal Audit and two years as a Fixed Income Sales Business Manager, consecutively. Anne is a graduate of HEC International Business School in Paris.
Chief Operating Officer
Schroder Investment Management Limited
Head of Investment Operations - EMEA
Managing Director, Government Relations & Public Policy
Global Trade Services Director
Franklin Templeton Investments
Krzysztof Wierzchowski - Director of Global Trade Services based out of Poland, overseeing Franklin Templeton’s Derivatives and Foreign Exchange Trade Operations, Collateral Management, Regulatory Reporting and Operations Consultants Team. In Franklin Templeton since 2012, initially as a Senior Manager in Business Excellence Team (Internal Management Consultant Group). In his role, Krzysztof was responsible for projects aiming at reinvention of Franklin Templeton’s products distribution in Europe. He has also been involved in the number of initiatives in the area of business strategy and operations in Franklin Templeton Services group. Krzysztof has broad knowledge of financial industry from back to front office and gained experience working in multinational environment based out of UK, Malta and Poland. He holds MSc in Economic policy and business strategy from Poznan University of Economics and has about 20 years of working experience in the areas of sales, operations and process change.
Director of Global Operations
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Mike joined Standard Life as a graduate trainee in 1994 and is responsible for all aspects of asset management Operations in Aberdeen Standard Investments. This includes the management of our major outsource providers like Citi, BNPP, IFDS and Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM). He is focused on developing a world-class asset management operations team which can support the organisation’s global growth agenda and provide innovative solutions to increased complexity. Mike previously had senior roles in Mutual Funds Operations, SLI Change Management and Investment Operations. He was appointed to the SLI Board as Executive Director of Operations in August 2010. Mike took up his current appointment as Director of Operations for Aberdeen Standard Investments on 14 August 2017. Mike is a retired football referee, having taken charge of 60 Scottish Premier League games during his 10 years operating at the top level of Scottish Football. He is married to Anne and has two children, Ethan and Levi.
Head of European Regulatory Projects
State Street Global Advisors
Darryl is responsible for regulatory implementation at SSGA which involves managing a number of projects relating to new regulation, affecting the asset management firm. With MIFID II demanding huge change, Darryl has turned his focus to preparing SSGA for smooth and streamlined implementation. He will be exclusively sharing his insight and tips on how to prepare and implement changes within operations departments for this new and complex reform.
Head of Customer Protection
Head of Middle Office France
Chief Compliance Officer
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Global Programme Director
Head of Technology UK & Continental Europe Financial Services
Stuart has held a number of roles at Fidelity in Technology, supporting a wide range of business areas, including Fund Accounting, Trading, Fixed Income, Portfolio Management and Retail Distribution.Most recently he has been responsible for the re-platforming programme for the UK distribution business, and leading the company's global digital initiatives to improve customer experiences, particularly in the retirement area. Stuart currently holds the title of Head of Technology for Distribution, Infrastructure and Architecture. Stuart is leading the largest change programme in Fidelity International’s history with the migration of FIL’s UK Platform business, covering the Fidelity Personal Investing and Advisory propositions, to its new Digital, Contact Centre and Core record keeping platform. To date this has included 42 individual client migrations involving over 750,000 clients. The new platform has already seen an expansion in proposition through the launch of the Fidelity Brokerage offering. 2018 will see the consolidation of the remaining UK wrappers and customer segments onto this single platform.
Head of Global Operations
HSBC, Asset Management Group
Chief Transformation Officer
HSBC, Asset Management Group
Head of Derivatives Operations
Nordea Asset Management
Senior Public Affairs Manager
Standard Life Investment
Head of Core Operations
Pictet Asset Management
Head of Data
Naomi Clarke has over 25 years in the financial sector, advising many well-known names on all aspects of data - from governance, through to day-to-day management and architecture. This has been complemented by her in-depth knowledge of process transformation and operational risk and control frameworks. As a data enthusiast, she is pleased to see data regaining the attention it deserves as the key to process effectiveness in the banking sector. Naomi has an MA from the University of Oxford.
Head of Global Regulatory Development
AXA Investment Managers
Head of Middle Office
Nordea Investment Management
Henrik is responsible for leading leaders within Asset Management Operations. Middle Office is responsible for: Life cycle management and maintenance of static, benchmark and market data in Nordea Asset Management’s main system (Simcorp Dimension)Daily monitoring and maintenance of investments guideline and legal rules for institutional mandates and funds (Ucits and AIF) for risk management purposes. Providing data for fund- and Client reporting e.g. key figures, performance, etc.
Principal Risk Manager
Head of Securities Operations
Sanford C. Bernstein
Director, Global Fund & Distribution Operations
Allianz Global Investors
Holger Schwetje looks after Operational Readiness within the major Middle Office transition and outsourcing program AllianzGI is currently conducting. Besides ensuring that all impacted functions, stakeholders and external parties are operationally ready prior to go live, he and his Global Co-Lead are responsible for data quality, outgoing provider exit planning, internal and external stakeholder communication, and post-migration hyper care. Holger worked for Dresdner Bank in Hannover and Frankfurt before joining Allianz Global Investors in 1989 in Fund Accounting. His career has led him through Internal Audit and Investment Compliance into the Operations area. Here he has assumed additional responsibilities over the years, making him Co-Head for all Investment Operations functions across Europe. Most recently, he has taken over the Global Co-Lead of Operational Readiness within AllianzGI’s project “Diamond”.
Head of Investment Operations
Swiss Life Asset Management
Buy Side Derivatives
Collateral Management Specialist
John is an independent industry practitioner specialising in derivatives and collateral management. He advises the buyside (asset managers and others) on responding to market and regulatory change [including EMIR, UMR and MiFID II]. Previously he worked with the sell-side developing derivatives clearing and collateral management services. He speaks frequently at conferences a practitioner on industry change as well as related impacts (operations, finance and technology). He also works with industry organisations including ISDA and the IA as vendors and industry utilities. Current areas of focus include optimising the cost of derivatives in the new world, operational efficiency and automation of new regulatory processes and looking beyond regulation. Previously he was a senior manager in Accenture’s capital markets practice for over 10 years.
Head of Regulatory & Transformation
Director, Head of IT Operations
Having lived in Algeria, the United States, France and Switzerland, Mohammed has a substantial experience in different management styles and workplace cultures. He worked for major companies such as ATT, Qwest Communication, Microsoft, the US Department of Education, Nestlé, The Global Fund (a NGO) and finally, in the past 5 years, for Unigestion: an asset manager ranked 275 worldwide according to IPE. Mohammed’s roles are: Head of IT Operations, Change and Release, Service Level and Incident Management. In addition to his operational responsibilities, Mohammed successfully managed transversal projects including replacing nearly all users PCs by virtual machines (VDI). Mohammed defines his management style as a mix between the American and the European one: Process oriented but ready to break all rules and take risky decisions when needed.
Head of Hedge Fund Services
Pictet Asset Management
Provides Treasury and Operational Support to the Total Return Franchise $9.5Bn AUM. 12 Strategies, 35 Portfolio Managers and analysts across 5 Investment locations. Multi-asset, Equity and Fixed Income
Head of Operations Cardano Group
Jarno is responsible for the Operations teams in UK and NL. The UK team is the centre of excellence for Fund trading and the NL team for Fixed Income and Derivative products. In his role his main responsibilities are, Building Teams that are self-organised, focus on continuous improvement and have a strong risk awareness, Digital transformation and implementation of integrated work flow and STP solutions, Integration and evaluation of regulatory reporting requirements and standardizing and integrating collateral and margin processes and infrastructure
Manager - IT Business Change
Head of IT business change with over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector across a range of institutions, business functions and financial products. Main responsibility at Coller Capital is to drive strong business/technology alignment with the objective of fulfilling the business demand for capabilities, tools and platforms that help reinforce our market leading position. Coller Capital is one of the world's leading investors in private equity's secondary market.
Senior Policy Advisor
European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)
Head of Division, Strategy & Policy
European Central Bank
European Regulatory and Market Initiatives
Head of Financial Market Infrastructure and Derivatives
MEP, Member of Economic and Monetary Affairs
Trade Performance and Psychology Coach
Steve is the owner of Performance Edge Consulting Ltd and is passionate about performance and enhancing people’s performance. He specialises in working with trading, investing and banking clients helping them to enhance their performance by providing training, coaching and consultancy that is focused around the three key areas of psychology, physiology and performance. Prior to his work in the financial world he worked as a performance coach to elite athletes and teams in over 30 sports, and he has also coached professional poker players. He provides a highly practical approach to performance enhancement drawing upon a unique combination of performance psychology, decision science, neuroscience, biology, stress physiology, mindfulness-based strategies and elite performance principles.
Head of Innovation, Digital Labour and Cognitive Transformation
Giles Travers is a Managing Director with Lionpoint Group. Giles has over 15 years’ experience of advising international asset managers in respect of technology, operations and legal strategy. Prior to Lionpoint Group, Giles was an investment funds lawyer before moving into senior roles within the alternative asset management industry. Lionpoint Group is a global consulting firm focused on delivering operational transformation and enabling technology solutions to the alternative investment industry. We partner with fund managers, investors and financial services firms to design target state operating models, lead system selection and implementation projects, and deliver operational improvement initiatives across the front, middle, and back office.
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
Chief Business Development Officer
Andreas is a performance driven professional with a proven ability to achieve business-development and revenue-generation goals in high-pressure and fast moving environments. Skilled at consulting with clients to precisely analyze their individual situations and develop solutions to achieve their targets. Since August 2015 Andreas is a Chief Business Development Officer at Point Nine – a Fintech company offering trade processing and regulatory reporting solutions. Point Nine generates significant savings, efficiency and productivity with full transparency. The company already processed more than 2 billion derivative trades on behalf of its globally based customers.
Strategic Account Director
Alan Williamson manages Partnerships & Alliances for SmartDX, the Capital Markets division of Smart Communications. Alan has been with SmartDX for the past two years, having previously worked in senior relationship management roles within the Fintech space for over 20 years, most recently at DTCC where he spent ten years. Alan sees technology as a key enabler for Capital Markets and looks to evangelise the new generation of cloud-based tools that facilitate the automation of documentation within the derivatives space: digitisation of legacy documents, workflow-based document negotiation, exposure of data points held within negotiated documents, and mapping of such data into downstream infrastructure, including blockchain (DLT). Given the raft of mandatory derivatives regulation already in-flight or upcoming, Alan argues that this new technology will enable the industry to scale its limited resources in a way that it has been unable to in the past. Ultimately it will allow the derivatives function to do more with less.
Head of Sales
David White is head of sales for TriOptima’s counterparty exposure management service, triResolve. David has over 10 years of Capital Markets experience, starting his career as a consultant he has successfully advised on and implemented projects at a variety of derivatives market participants Utilising this experience in combination with additional BAU and change Middle and Back office roles, David regularly speaks at and attends industry forums and conferences. David holds a degree in Economics.
Head of Post-trade
David is responsible for driving new post-trade business ideas across Fidessa's global buy-side and sell-side community. This is based on the evolution of new business processes and workflows that reflect the changing regulatory environment and the practical realities of capital markets today. He provides detailed and broad-ranging input into the restructuring of business flows across financial markets in the post-trade environment. David is currently Co-chair of the FIX Trading Community's EMEA Post-trade Working Group, and is actively involved in the global industry debate to promote new post-trade business workflows that improve efficiency and reduce costs. David joined Fidessa in 1994 and his previous roles with the firm have included implementation and project management, business analysis and solutions architecture. As head of new business marketing for Europe he played a pivotal role in building Fidessa's sell-side managed services business in Europe. Prior to Fidessa David worked at a number of brokerage firms in London, gaining considerable experience of the workflow on the trading floor and the technology that supports it.
Head of Product Management – Asset Management
Ed Gouldstone is Head of Product Management for Linedata's Asset Management business, responsible for global product strategy for the company's buy-side solutions. Prior to his current role, Ed managed Linedata’s Hedge Fund products and had responsibility for European client services and delivery for clients across Linedata's suite of solutions for global asset managers. Since joining Linedata in 2004, Ed has held positions in support, client services and development focused on the global hedge fund community. Ed holds a BSC in Mathematics from the University of Bristol and has held the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation since 2007.
Managing Director and the Head of Commercial Strategy
David Nable is a Managing Director and the Head of Commercial Strategy for Arcesium. In this role, David is responsible for new business initiatives, marketing, analyst and consultant relations, external communications, product definition, and client relationship management. Prior to joining Arcesium, David was the Head of U.S. Sales and a member of the global operating committee for Credit Suisse Prime Fund Services, a fund services business that was acquired by BNP Paribas. Earlier, David spent nine years at Goldman Sachs in sales and client management roles across both the Prime Brokerage and Fund Administration businesses. David earned a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Maryland, College Park and is a CFA Charterholder.
Electra Information Systems
Illuminate Financial Management
Sophie is ESG Analyst with Aviva Investors France. Her role is to promote the integration of ESG risks and opportunities in investment management. She also coordinates the research and investment process for Aviva Investors France’s recently-launched SRI funds. Before joining the Parisian office of Aviva Investors, Sophie has worked for Schroders in London and Standard Life in Edinburgh. She began her career with Trucost, a carbon footprinting specialist. She holds a MSc. in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics
Aprexo is a financial technology firm whose aim is to become the buy-side technology hub (www.aprexo.com). The core of our Azure-born SaaS is a near real time transaction and position keeping service, a new generation Investment Book of Record or IBOR. Our key differentiators are the service architecture, open APIs, full bi-temporality and extensible data model. We will simplify fund managers’ IT architectures, improve investment decision making and enhance their client service. Aprexo’s team blends domain knowledge, industry networks and cutting edge technical expertise. Beyond IBOR, a suite of modules is sold via the Aprexo App Store. The Aprexo Marketplace is being populated with third party solutions, completing the functional richness of the Aprexo Hub.
CEO and Co-Founder
Launched in 2017, over half of the G16 Banks already rely on RegTek.Solutions expertise and technology for the quality, completeness and accuracy of their trade and transaction reporting. On a mission to bring ‘sustainable compliance’ to the capital markets, RegTek.Solutions helps firms lower the cost of compliance and mitigate risks. The firm’s strategy is led by Brian Lynch, its CEO and Co-Founder, informed by 20+ year experience in senior capital markets technology roles. He most recently held a COO position at UBS. Previous entrepreneurial experiences include starting an ending a dotcom, a good education for this next adventure.
Managing Director and head of Commercial Division
Philippe Laurensy is the global head of the Commercial Division and is responsible for the relationships and satisfaction of all clients at Euroclear. Mr Laurensy is a Board Member of Euroclear France, Euroclear Belgium and Euroclear Netherland. He is also a member of the Risk and Audit Committee for those companies and is a member of the Executive Committee of Euroclear UK and Ireland. Having joined Euroclear in 1987, Mr. Laurensy roles have ranged from sales, product, operations and network management. Prior to his current tenure in Commercial, he headed a team of product managers responsible for developing Euroclear’s products and services. This role included research, pricing and service quality across his product portfolio. From 1997 to 2000 Mr. Laurensy was head of the Custody and New Issues Operations departments at Euroclear Bank. Prior to this he was a Senior Relationship Manager for investment banks, Network Manager for Asia, Central Europe and North America and was the dedicated Relationship Manager for France. Mr. Laurensy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Liège (Belgium) (1984) and a Master’s degree in Accountancy and Finance from the International Institute of Commerce and the European University, San Francisco, USA (1986).
Vice President, Client Services
Paul Chung joined Electra in 2016. He brings more than 19 years of industry experience, working in a variety of capacities across sales, consulting and relationship management with a concentration in the middle and back office reconciliation. His current responsibility is delivering reconciliation solutions and client services to asset managers and hedge funds and to help them strategize how the solutions can best be used in their businesses. Mr. Chung is a graduate of Western University (London ON) with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government.
Steve is an angel investor and independent director who has worked primarily in FinTech. Previous investments include FRSGlobal, a Belgian RegTech solution, Rivo Software, a UK company in the GRI space, Point9 a cloud based mid and back office solution and Dovetail a UK based payments software solution. Currently 100% focused on promoting CloudMargin a SaaS solution for collateral management.
Head of Middle Office & Reporting
Amundi Asset Management
Typhaine Bettler is currently Head of Middle Office and Reporting within Amundi London Branch since 1st September 2018 and manages 17 persons split into 3 distinct teams (Trade Processing, Portfolio Administration & reporting, Fund Transition & Project Management). She joined Amundi in 2011 as an operational risk coordinator within the Middle-Office. Typhaine was previously in charge of subscription/redemption Middle-Office team (2013-2015). Her last role was as head of Listed Securities service within Amundi Middle-Office from 2015 to 2018. Typhaine Bettler holds a Master in Finance from the University of Cergy-Pontoise.
Head of Eagle Solutions, EMEA/APAC
Eagle Investment Systems
Eagle Investment Systems, a BNY Mellon company, is committed to helping financial institutions worldwide grow assets efficiently with its innovative portfolio management suite of data management, investment accounting and performance measurement solutions that are delivered over its secure private cloud, Eagle ACCESSSM. In addition to the cloud solutions, Eagle’s Managed ServicesSM offering helps deliver enriched and ready for use investment data. As Head of Sales, EMEA, Marc focuses on understanding the business challenges faced by investment managers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, to present prospective clients with Eagle solutions to help drive greater operational efficiency.