Fixed Income Future Leaders USA 2017

May 16 - 18, 2017

Westin Copley Place - Boston

+44 (0)207 368 9330

 Sam Priyadarshi
Sam Priyadarshi Head of Portfolio Risk and Derivatives Vanguard Group Inc.
Dr. Sam Priyadarshi is Head of Portfolio Risk and Derivatives at Vanguard and leads a global team responsible for derivatives trading and portfolio risk management of active fixed income funds totaling over $115 billion. He manages the research and execution of overlay strategies. He is chair of the Technology Steering Committee and a member of the Market Structure Committee.

Prior to joining Vanguard in 2009, he worked at the Lincoln Financial Group for 12 years, where he was Vice President, Derivatives and was responsible for hedging insurance products and portfolios. He was a member of Lincoln’s Derivatives Committee, Insurance General Account Assets Committee, and Alternative Investments Screening Committee.

Dr. Priyadarshi holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and has a Ph.D. in finance from Virginia Tech. He has more than 20 years of investment experience, has spoken at several industry conferences, and has guest lectured at many universities. He delivered the commencement speech at UCLA Anderson School of Management MFE 2012 graduation ceremony. He is an active participant in many industry panels and working groups related to derivatives and fixed income markets.


Day 2- Thursday 18th May 2017

8:50 AM All Star Panel: Defining best execution for the buy side- How can you build a reliable methodology to measure and achieve best execution in today’s fragmented fixed income world?

  • The evolution of best execution- How are leading buy side heads measuring best execution and what changes have they made?
  • Broader than ‘best price’- What other parameters should you measure your best execution standards against other than pricing?
  • Strategy selection- How can you fully understand what is the right approach for the right environment?
  • What front office technology is essential in today’s electronic world to help you measure and maximize your chances of achieving best execution?
  • What can the US learn from European best execution standards under the new MiFID II guidelines?

3:10 PM All Star Panel: Adapting to the new norm- How can you navigate today’s fragmented fixed income world to successfully source liquidity on a regular basis?

  • What are the main causes of poor liquidity across fixed income markets and how can they be addressed?
  • Liquidity conditions- How has liquidity changed, what works now and how has the progression been on providing new solutions?
  • Adapting to the new norm- Where does liquidity lie now and what tools and strategies do you need to source it?
  • Will liquidity ever return to the conditions of pre-2008 or is the current environment here to stay?
  • Debate- Would a cultural shift on the buy side of sharing data significantly improve transparency and liquidity conditions in fixed income, and if so is this possible?