Fixed Income Future Leaders USA 2017

May 16 - 18, 2017

Westin Copley Place - Boston

+44 (0)207 368 9330

 Dan Barnes
Dan Barnes Editor The Desk

Dan Barnes is editor of The DESK, the quarterly magazine for buy-side fixed-income traders in the US and Europe. The DESK has led on many fixed income stories including US Treasury market reform, published primary research into the use of corporate bond platforms and analysis of buy-side trading desk efficiency. An award-winning capital markets journalist, he wrote the world’s first article on predatory automated trading strategies in 2004. He is a contributing editor to FT Group and Risk.



Day 1- Wednesday May 17th 2017

2:00 PM 360 Perspective: How can you improve your pre-trade transparency capabilities to give you the power of choice on how to trade?

  • Pre trade transparency- What is currently available for pre-trade and how can you aggregate this information to make more informed decisions?
  • How can you leverage technology and data to improve your pre-trade transparency?
  • How can you measure liquidity and capture data pre-trade to show buyers and sellers?
  • TRACE traders vs non-TRACE traders- What are the habits of TRACE traders and how does this influence how you trade?
  • Debate- Should treasuries have available TRACE data and be moved to a clearing model?

Day 2- Thursday 18th May 2017

3:50 PM Fireside Chat: The millennial trader- What are the requirements of both traders and portfolio managers to successfully thrive in liquidity deprived markets?

  • PM and trader evolution- How are the skill sets are evolving and what you need over the years to become a productive contributor.
  • How has changing broker relationships, increased eTrading and the market structure overhaul impacted the day-to-day functions of traders and PMs?
  • Traders vs. PMs- Should your dealers just be focused solely on execution, or should they also work in an advisory role to provide expertise on certain trades?
  • Empowering your trading and investment functions- How can you set up internal processes to improve workflow efficiency across trading and portfolio management?
  • How is automation changing the dialogue between portfolio managers and traders?