Past Speakers (2018)
Howard W. Lutnick is Chairman & CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., one of the world’s leading financial services firms, and Chairman & CEO of BGC Partners Inc., a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets. More details about his role at BGC Partners can be read here.
Mr. Lutnick guided the rebuilding of Cantor Fitzgerald following the devastating September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks that claimed the lives of 658 of the firm’s 960 New York-based employees. Since then, Cantor has provided over $180 million to help the families of the firm’s employees who were lost on that day. Cantor and its affiliates now have more than 4,000 employees in New York and over 10,000 globally.
Since 9/11, Mr. Lutnick has been recognized as a symbol of resilience and his story has been widely covered by top financial publications. Mr. Lutnick was named the Financial Times Person of the Year in 2001; additional media highlights include stories published by The New York Times: “From Devastation to Determination at Cantor Fitzgerald,” on September 10, 2002, and “The Survivor Who Saw the Future for Cantor Fitzgerald,” on September 3, 2011. Most recently, Mr. Lutnick’s story was highlighted in the History Channel documentary, “15 Septembers Later.”
Mr. Lutnick graduated from Haverford College in 1983 with a degree in economics and joined Cantor Fitzgerald the same year. Mr. Lutnick served on the Haverford College Board of Managers for 21 years, including as vice-chair and chair. He has also served on the boards of the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, the Intrepid Museum Foundation and the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Mr. Lutnick received the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest honor granted by the Navy to non-military personnel. He also was the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award at Haverford. Mr. Lutnick and his wife Allison have four children.
Head of Global Trading.
As Global Head of Trading, Supurna oversees
BlackRock’s global trading activities and is responsible for driving innovation
and setting the trading platform’s strategic vision. Supurna is a member
of BlackRock’s Trading and Liquidity Strategy Executive Committee, Global
Operating Committee as well as the Human Capital Committee.
Previously, Supurna was BlackRock’s Deputy Head of Trading, where her responsibilities included Global Equities Trading and Prime Brokerage Financing. She was also Co-head of electronic trading and market structure across asset classes.
Her understanding of both the
buy-side and sell-side as well as electronic trading and technology allowed her
to work towards industry solutions that work for both sides during this unique
period of rapid change in the industry as it relates to trading.
Externally Supurna sits on the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee (TAC)
and the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC).
Apart from BlackRock, Supurna’s professional history spans over more than two decades in both the US and Europe and within the Financial Industry and the Technology Industry. Prior to joining BlackRock, she consulted for the firm she founded, Strategic Solutions Consulting Corp. Supurna also held various positions at Bank of America, ING Barings in London and Lehman Brothers in NY. She started her career as a software engineer with IBM at their research center in New York.
Supurna is a committed member of the board of Women in Derivatives (WIND, a non-profit organization). She is also a member of BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN).
Supurna was ranked #8 on the
Institutional Investor’s 2018 Trading Tech 40 list. She was also a recipient of
the Markets Media Women in Finance Award for Excellence in Leadership.
She has a Computer Science degree from Rutgers University, USA, and a Mathematics (Hons) degree from Delhi University, India.
VP, Trading and Liquidity Strategies
Head of Fixed Income Derivatives
Head of U.S
Vanguard’s Fixed Income Derivatives
Managing director, Global head of portfolio risk management
Managing Director and Director, Credit Trading, Americas
Director, Fixed Income Indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI)
Kevin Horan is Director, Fixed
Income Indices, at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), and is responsible
for executing tactical and strategic actions focused on building the commercial
success of fixed income indices. In
coordination with the client coverage team, Kevin interfaces with clients and
prospective clients in order to identify and communicate client-driven
Kevin has almost 30 years of fixed income product knowledge in an indexing, marketing, sales, and trading capacity. Prior to joining S&P Dow Jones Indices, Kevin spent eighteen years at Merrill Lynch, most recently as director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s global bond indices. Kevin also worked for Salomon Brothers in its New York General Sales Division.
Kevin holds a master’s degree in finance from Fordham University and a bachelor’s of science degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a Product Management Certificate from the UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education.
Throughout his extensive capital markets career, David has been a pioneer in creating innovative solutions for real world difficulties and in finding novel ways to resolve clients’ problems. He has done this as a fixed income strategist, researcher, portfolio manager, valuation and sales executive for a series of world-class organizations. Most recently, David was a co-founder of BVAL, Bloomberg’s leading evaluated pricing service for bonds and derivatives. Prior, he built successful fixed income portfolio management, sales, trading and analytics businesses that spanned the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and functions at firms such as Merrill Lynch, Moody’s, Drexel Burnham Lambert and Daiwa. He also has been an adjunct professor of finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Columbia Business School, as well as in the Financial Engineering Program at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. David has published chapters in several financial textbooks, as well as articles and white papers in the field.
Jon Rather, CFA, Vice President, is a member of the Fixed Income Product Strategy Team within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income Group, supporting iShares Fixed Income ETFs. In his role, Mr. Rather focuses on supporting client engagement and developing fixed income ETF applications across both institutional and retail channels, creating thought leadership on fixed income ETFs and broader fixed income markets, and partnering with iShares on fixed income ETF product design and distribution.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Jon worked in the Chief Investment Office at UBS as an Investment Strategist, performing cross-asset class investment strategy and portfolio construction advice for UBS financial advisors.
CEO and Workplace Strategist
Aligned at Work®
Thought Leader, Author, Speaker, and Transformer of people, cultures and workplaces, Laurie is CEO and Workplace Strategist of Aligned at Work® in Scottsdale, AZ. Laurie is the creator of the Aligned at Work® Model, which combines the Success Factors of Vocation, Relationships, Finances, Wellbeing, and Spirit into an integrated work/life model. Her book Aligned Workplaces: Integrating Life and Work is a practical guide for leaders and teams to reflect and learn together, using the Aligned at Work® Model.
Laurie’s 35+ year career as a corporate leader spanned the smallest to the largest of investment and banking companies, including Vanguard and Wells Fargo. She works with Senior Leaders to build engagement and inclusion into their cultures and practices and helps them build high performing teams. Laurie has an MS in Organizational Development and Leadership from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
CEO and co-founder
Sophia Grami is the CEO and co-founder of Synswap. Following a first experience in Global Equities and Commodity Derivatives at BNP Paribas in Paris, Sophia joined the cross-asset solution sales team at Société Générale in London. She decided to create Synswap two years ago to solve the post-trade issues of derivatives products. Sophia holds an MSc in Finance from EM Lyon Business School.
Partner - Head of Regulatory and Compliance Group
Sadis and Goldberg
After leaving the SEC, Mr. Viola founded VIOCO, Ltd. (“VIOCO”), which provided consulting services to investment advisers and broker-dealers in the field of regulatory compliance, including compliance policy planning and implementation of soft dollar reviews, mock SEC compliance audits, and compliance training for supervisory personnel. VIOCO also served as a consultant to provide mandated corrective consulting to investment advisers that were sanctioned by the SEC.
From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Viola served as General Counsel for Andover Brokerage LLC, which was ultimately acquired by SunGard (NYSE:SDS). Andover was a self-clearing member firm of the NASD, currently known as FINRA and a trading/technology firm that provided direct-access trading, order routing, and brokerage and clearing services to professional traders. From 2002 to early 2006, Mr. Viola served as the General Counsel to the Carlin Financial Group, which was ultimately acquired by RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Mr. Viola then founded his own law firm and eventually merged it into Sadis & Goldberg’s law practice in late 2006.
Global Head of Swaps Trading
Head of U.S. Equity Derivatives
Tradeweb Markets LLC
Managing Director, Fixed Income Trading Technology
Co-head of Trading
Chief Technology Officer
Before co-founding Algomi, Usman's background spans managing various e–business solutions at UBS for a number of years, where after Usman spotted a niche in the Fin-Tech space and invested resources to create a Client-to-Client Dark Pool Trading Platform for Fixed Income, which was successfully rolled out globally in partnership with a large Investment Bank.
Shari Noonan is Rialto Trading’s CEO and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Rialto Trading delivers electronic trading solutions to participants in the corporate bond market. Shari has extensive experience in building and scaling operations and products with Deutsche Bank, Goldman, and Instinet and was directly involved in the electronification of the Equities market. She worked to develop many of the initial products in equities electronic trading, including dark pools, advanced algorithms, and electronic negotiations. She received a BS in Accounting from Marquette University and MBA from Columbia University and holds Series 3,7,24,55,63 registrations.
Global Head of Trading & Fintech
Nordea Asset Management
Miles is responsible for trading in Equities, Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income and Implementation at Nordea Investment Management. His 25 years of experience is from both buy and sell sides globally. Over the years, his responsibilities have ranged from quantitative portfolio management and electronic market making to trading & execution. He has an academic background in Computer Science, Robotics and Mathematics.
MS, CFA, CAIA
Ellison Capital Management
Zack Ellison recently left his role as a Senior Vice President, responsible for Energy and Utility credit trading, to pursue leadership and business development opportunities within FinTech investing, where he bridges the gap between traditional capital markets and rapidly emerging innovations in data science and technology.
Previously, Mr. Ellison was Director, U.S. Fixed Income at Sun Life Investment Management, whose teams manage over $100 billion in assets. At Sun Life, he was responsible for corporate credit trading and contributed to the firm's strategy, investment processes, portfolio construction, and risk management practices.
Prior to joining Sun Life, Mr. Ellison developed his investment and risk management skills at Deutsche Bank as a sell-side corporate credit trader focused on crossover credits, hybrid securities, and preferred stock and at Scotia Bank as a corporate banker and leveraged loan analyst during the Global Financial Crisis.
With expertise in fixed income market structure, trading, investing, and risk management, Mr. Ellison is a frequent public speaker at financial industry conferences, where he has presented his views on how the fixed income markets need to innovate, adapt, and evolve in order to make them more efficient and less risky.
Mr. Ellison earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College while majoring in Economics. He holds an MBA with concentrations in Analytic Finance and Economics from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business along with an MS in Risk Management from New York University's Stern School of Business. Additionally, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations, and active Series 7 and 63 security licenses.
Head of FX Execution, FX, Fixed Income & CDS Trader
AXA Investment Management
Head of Fixed Income Trading
Audrey Blater, Ph.D., is a senior research analyst who supports Aite Group’s Institutional Securities & Investment group’s efforts, focusing on fixed income, OTC derivatives, and risk management research. Her work spans technological developments, industry trends, and market structure as well as the impact of financial regulations.
Ms. Blater brings to Aite Group over 17 years of financial markets experience. Most recently, she served as the director of research for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). During her tenure at ISDA, she led the association’s research effort to communicate public policy goals and derivatives industry trends to ISDA’s membership, the regulatory community, and other stakeholders through public speaking engagements and written research, including thought leadership pieces, white papers, and commentaries.
Ms. Blater was also a senior applied researcher for MSCI Inc., where she worked with sales professionals to engage clients and prospects through in-person meetings and written research related to multiple-asset-class market risk. She authored several papers focusing on enterprise risk management, stress testing, and expected shortfall, drawing from the market knowledge she gained as a fixed income analyst and trader working for AQR Capital Management, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based quantitative hedge fund.
Ms. Blater holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Fordham University as well as a B.B.A. from Iona College. Her thesis, China’s New Millennium Financial Liberalization Programs: Economic Risks to the Chinese Retail Investor has been presented and discussed at multiple forums.
Vice President, Fixed Income Market Structure
T. Rowe Price
Alex Sedgwick is a market structure analyst in Fixed Income Trading at T. Rowe Price. Mr. Sedgwick is responsible for performing custom research and analysis pertaining to market structure, liquidity, and trade cost/execution analysis across the various fixed income sectors. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Mr. Sedgwick has 14 years of investment experience, one of which has been at T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, he spent eight years at MarketAxess Corp. in New York, where he was most recently head of research.
Global Head of Trading
T. Rowe Price
Chief Strategy Officer
Amar is the Chief Strategy Officer of Trumid. He has over 20 years of experience in financial markets and was previously the CEO of Electronifie, a corporate bond trading platform acquired by Trumid in May 2017. Before founding Electronifie in 2014, Amar served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Division of Trading and Markets at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to that, he was responsible for a number of equity option, emerging market, and credit trading businesses at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Amar graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and was a member of the track and field team.
Head of Global Trading
Liberty Mutual Group
Senior Vice President, Fixed Income
James Wallin is a Senior Vice President in AllianceBernstein’s Fixed Income group. Prior to joining AllianceBernstein, Wallin was at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Evergreen Asset Management Corp. as Senior Counsel and Yamaichi Capital Management Inc., where he served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to working at Morgan Stanley, Wallin also worked in the legal department of The Dreyfus Corporation and with the law firm of Cole and Dietz. He also had been with Alliance Capital previously, from 1982 to 1986. He is a member of the New York Bar and a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
Founder and CEO / Fixed Income and Currenc
ABP Invest and former Strategisy / Investec Asset Management
Managing Director, is the Head of U.S
Stephen Laipply, Managing Director, is the Head of U.S. iShares Fixed Income Strategy and a member of BlackRock's Systematic Fixed Income Product Strategy Team.
Mr. Laipply's team is responsible for supporting client engagement, creating thought leadership on fixed income markets and fixed income ETFs, developing new fixed income ETF applications across both institutional and retail channels, and partnering with the iShares business on fixed income ETF product design and distribution. Mr. Laipply is also a member of BlackRock's Investment Strategies and Insights team. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Laipply was a senior member of the Interest Rate Structuring and Strategic Solutions groups at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he structured and marketed risk management solutions to institutional clients across interest rate, credit and securitized exposures.
Mr. Laipply earned a BS degree, in finance from Miami University, and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Director on the Government & Regulatory Policy team
Jonah Platt is a Director on the Government & Regulatory Policy team at Citadel. In this role, he helps to lead the firm’s engagement on legislative and regulatory initiatives globally, covering a wide range of asset classes including fixed income, credit, commodities, and equities.
Head of Credit Trading
James Switzer joined AllianceBernstein in 2011 as global Head of Credit Trading, overseeing both investment-grade and high-yield credit trading. Previously, he was a managing director at Société Générale, where he managed the Financial Institutions Credit Trading Desk, and at BNP Paribas, where he managed the Investment Grade Trading Desk from 2000 to 2002. Switzer also formerly served as a sector portfolio manager/trader at UBS Principal Finance (from 2002 to 2005) and at Sigma Capital (from 2005 to 2008). Earlier in his career, he worked at Paine Webber and Co.; Kidder, Peabody & Co.; and Alex. Brown & Sons. Switzer holds a BA in biology from Colgate University.
Executive Director, Head of US Fixed Income Trading
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Dwayne is Head of US Fixed Income Tradingin Long Only Asset Management. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2009 and has 21years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, Dwayne spent nineyears with JPMorgan Asset Management as a senior portfolio manager. Mostrecently, he was head of Investment Grade Credit Strategy leading portfolioconstruction, sector allocation, trading and credit research. Previously,Dwayne served as portfolio manager with Criterion Investment Managementspecializing in the corporate bond sector. Dwayne received a B.A. in economicsfrom the University of Maryland and an M.B.A from Northeastern University. Heholds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the NewYork Society of Securities Analysts.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Head of US Trading
Jamie joined Insight in January 2015 as Head of US
Trading, with experience in the trading of cash, derivatives,
futures and options. Prior to Insight, he spent six years at Bank of New
York Mellon where he was a managing director principally focused
on interest rate derivative trading and later served as Head of Global USD
Rates Trading. Jamie has also held a derivatives trading position at
Countrywide Financial and started his career in 2000 as a derivatives trader at
Wells Fargo. Jamie holds a BArtsSc in Economics from McMaster University,
Ontario, Canada and an MA in Economics from Queen’s University, Ontario,
Canada. As well as holding Series 7, 63 and 24 licenses from the Financial
Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Jamie is also a CFA charterholder.
Director of Global Fixed Income Trading
Gregory C. Heller, CFA, is an investment officer and director of Global Fixed Income Trading at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He is based in Boston. He is a member of the MFS Global Fixed Income Management Team and serves on the firm's Investment Management Committee.
Greg joined MFS in 2002 as a municipal fixed income trader. He was named an associate director of fixed income trading in 2006 and assumed his current responsibilities in 2007. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1991 at Eaton Vance, where he held several investment and trading positions over an 11 year period. Greg earned a bachelor's degree from George Washington University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Global Head of Fixed Income Trading
Deutsche Asset Management
Head of US Fixed Income Trading
Daniel Malone is a Managing Director with BNP Paribas in New York City where he currently heads the North American G-10 Rates Sales platform for financial institutions within Global Markets.
Dan brings 25 years of experience on Wall Street having run a number of top tier rates sales teams, and will be tasked with growing the bank’s regional market share in this asset class. He most recently served as Head of Macro Flow & Electronic Sales at Credit Suisse for the past two years, covering Interest Rates, Foreign Exchange and Commodity products.
Prior to Credit Suisse, Dan spent over 7 years with Barclays (originally joining Lehman Brothers), the last 5 of which he spent as Head of US Rates Sales. Before this he spent 15 years at Citigroup (originally joining Smith Barney), where he rose through the ranks to become a Managing Director in US Rates Sales.
Dan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Villanova University with a Bachelors in Finance.
Head of US Fixed Income Trading
Janus Henderson Investors
Vice President, Investment Grade Corporate Bond Trading
Director of Global Trading
Senior Vice President
Head of Trading
Capital Advisors Group
President and CEO
Aston Capital Management
Fixed Income and Equity Trading
B.S., Finance, Seattle University, 2006; Licensed Registered Representative, FINRA Series 7, 24, 55 and 63
Brandon Rasmussen is a Senior Fixed Income trader for Russell Investments. Brandon is responsible for the direction and oversight of global fixed income trading activity. The current product suite includes short term investments, exposure management, transition management, execution services, commission recapture, ETFs, emulation, interim portfolio management and portfolio solutions.
Prior to his role, Brandon worked as a trader responsible for executing trades for foreign and domestic fixed income securities for the Russell funds and third party client accounts. He facilitates the day-to-day trading and strategy of fixed income activity. His duties encompass planning trade strategy, pre-trade cost analysis, execution and post-trade review. Brandon joined Russell Investments in 2005.
Russell Implementation Services Inc. is an SEC registered investment adviser and FINRA member broker dealer.
Chief Operating Officer
Hartfield, Titus and Donnelly
Senior Risk Analyst
CIO Non-traditional Strategies, Managing Director and Head of New York Portfolio Management
Global CIO, Fixed Income
William J. Adams, CFA, is chief investment officer – Global Fixed Income and a fixed income portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He has overall responsibility for the global team of fixed income portfolio managers and fixed income research analysts. Bill is also a member of the MFS Global Fixed Income Management team and serves on the portfolio management team of several of the firm’s fixed income strategies. He is based in Boston.
Bill joined MFS as a corporate credit analyst in 1997 and was named portfolio manager in 2000. He left MFS in 2005 and rejoined the firm in 2009 as director of High Yield Research. The following year, he was appointed director of Credit Research. In 2011, he was named high‑yield portfolio manager and was appointed director of Fixed Income, with oversight of MFS’ team of fixed income research analysts. He was named to his current position in 2015. During his tenure at MFS, Bill has covered a number of sectors, including industrials, media, cable, telecommunications, retail and consumer products. As a portfolio manager, he has invested across a variety of investment-grade and high-yield corporate bond securities. Prior to joining the firm, Bill was a credit/securities analyst at Conseco Capital Management from 1994 to 1997, where his responsibilities included investment-grade and high-yield credit, as well as equity coverage. From 1991 to 1994, he served as a lending officer at Mellon Bank.
Bill received a BA in 1988 from LaSalle University. In 1990, he was awarded an MA from Indiana University, where he also received an MBA in 1991. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.
Our portfolio managers are supported by our entire team of investment professionals in nine worldwide offices. The team employs a proprietary investment process to build better insights for our clients. The core principles of our approach are integrated research, global collaboration and active risk management.
Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist
Robert Tipp, CFA, is a Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist, and Head of Global Bonds for PGIM Fixed Income. In addition to co-managing the Global Aggregate Plus strategy, Mr. Tipp is responsible for global rates positioning for Core Plus, Absolute Return, and other portfolios. Mr. Tipp has worked at the Firm since 1991, where he has held a variety of senior investment manager and strategist roles. Prior to joining the Firm, he was a Director in the Portfolio Strategies Group at the First Boston Corporation, where he developed, marketed, and implemented strategic portfolio products for money managers. Before that, Mr. Tipp was a Senior Staff Analyst at the Allstate Research & Planning Center, and managed fixed income and equity derivative strategies at Wells Fargo Investment Advisors. He received a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Tipp holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Named Morningstar’s 2017 Fixed Income Manager of The Year for Prudential Total Return Bond Fund.
Chief Income Investment Officer
Eaton Vance Management
Managing Director, Global Head of Systematic Fixed Income & Senior Portfolio Manager
FICC State Street Global Advisors
Head of Fixed Income Strategy
Matthew Tucker, CFA, Managing Director, is the Head of Americas Systematic Fixed Income Strategy within Global Fixed Income. He leads the product strategy effort for the region's systematic active, smart beta, hedge fund, index, and exchange-traded funds businesses. His team focuses on commercializing the Systematic platform by supporting BlackRock's sales teams, generating content on fixed income markets, and developing new fixed income strategies. He is a member of BlackRock's Investment Strategies and Insights team and the Global Systematic Fixed Income Executive Committee.
Mr. Tucker's service with the firm dates back to 1996, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Prior to his current role he led the strategy efforts for the Americas fixed income iShares business, helping to create the business and build it into a $375b global franchise. At BGI, he led the U.S. Fixed Income Investment Solutions team, where he was responsible for overseeing product strategy for active, index, enhanced index, iShares (ETF) and long/short products. Previously, he was a portfolio manager and trader in fixed income focused on US government securities. Mr. Tucker has the distinction of having been the portfolio manager on the first U.S. fixed income ETFs launched in 2002. He began his career at Barra, where he supported clients in the use of Barra's fixed-income analytics.
Mr. Tucker earned a
BS degree in business administration from the University of California at
Berkeley in 1994 and is a CFA Charter Holder.
Head of Taxable Fixed Income
JP Morgan WM
Managing Director, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
JP Morgan Asset Management
Jarred A. Sherman, managing director, is a portfolio manager for the Absolute Return and Opportunistic Fixed Income Team at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Prior to taking on this role, Jarred was a lead portfolio manager responsible for the strategy development and management of the enhanced cash and short duration portfolios within the U.S Fixed Income Group. An employee since 1999, Jarred has also served as an investment analyst within the Short Term Fixed Income Product Group. Jarred holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. He is also a CFA charterholder.
JP Morgan Private Bank
He is the global head of fixed income and absolute return funds This is including 40act and UCITS vehicles. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2011, he was working as a Portfolio Manager at Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild. He headed their Fixed Income and Absolute Return fund research as well as their broader multi-manager team, developing expertise in High Yield, Leveraged Loans and Emerging Markets debt David was a member of the investment committee at BPERE and had built tailored asset allocation solutions for high net worth clients. He started his career at J.P. Morgan where he worked on the Masterswap desk. David holds a master’s degree in Finance from Audencia Nantes Business School and has attended the MBA program of Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA
Head of FX Strategy
Brown Brothers Harriman
Senior Fixed Income Strategist, Head of Tactical Fixed Income Allocation
UBS Wealth Management
Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income
Senior Managing Director, Head of Multi-Asset Strategy, The Americas
State Street Global Markets
Head of Trading
CG Capital Markets
Founder & President
Head of Sovereign Credit and Strategy
Senior Policy Advisor, U.S
Securities and Exchange Commission
Chief Market Intelligence Officer
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
FICC Markets Standards Board
Mark is an Independent Member of the Board of the Prudential Regulation Authority at the Bank of England and Chair of the FICC Market Standards Board.The Prudential Regulation Authority is responsible for ensuring the safety and soundness of the major UK based banks and insurance companies and the UK financial system, and the protection of depositors and policy holders. The FICC Market Standards Board is an industry body, established in 2015 by HMT, the Bank of England and the FCA to improve standards in wholesale fixed income, currency and commodity marketsPrior to this, Mark was from March 2013 to September 2014 UK Group CEO for UBS, responsible for overseeing all UBS’s Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Asset Management activities in this country.From 2005 to 2011 Mark was Group COO and main board director at ICAP plc. During his time there he built the electronic markets and post trade businesses of the firm, managed the Group’s infrastructure and contributed significantly to the firm's growth and diversification of its business strategy. From 2009-11 he also led a number of initiatives to develop industry and regulatory responses to the 2008 financial crisis. From 1984 to 2004 Mark was at Morgan Grenfell and then Deutsche Bank, where he was one of the architects of its expansion in investment banking, built and ran as Global Head a number of trading and sales businesses, and served as Global Markets and Corporate and Investment Banking Chief Operating Officer. From 2002 to 2004 he was Deutsche Bank AG Group COO, responsible for managing the Group’s infrastructure and its business rationalisation programme.Mark serves on the Board of OpenFin, the US technology firm and is a Partner in Illuminate Financial Management, a fintech venture capital business. Previously, Mark served on the board of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) as well as numerous other financial services industry bodies and working groups, and on the Board of the Centre for Social Justice, the Create the Change campaign board for the Francis Crick Institute and chaired the Development Board for University College, Oxford.
Mark read Chemistry at University College, Oxford from 1978-1982.
Associate Vice President, Chief Counsel and Senior Advisor, Transparency Services
Elliot Levine is Associate Vice President, Chief Counsel and Senior Advisor, Transparency Services at FINRA. In his role as Chief Counsel, he provides legal guidance on various aspects of debt and equity market structure and regulation in connection with FINRA’s operation of TRACE, ADF and the OTCBB. In addition, Mr. Levine has advised several foreign regulators regarding equity and bond market structure and regulation. Before joining FINRA, Mr. Levine held senior, in-house counsel positions including as assistant general counsel at CIBC World Markets and as equity trading and capital markets counsel at Bear Stearns & Co. In his capacity as in-house counsel, he participated extensively on various FINRA, SIA and BMA committees, including SIA’s Capital Markets Committee and as Chair of the BMA’s Corporate Bond Legal Advisory Committee. Mr. Levine has extensive regulatory experience, as he has held staff attorney positions in the Division of Market Regulation at the Securities and Exchange Commission and in the Division of Trading and Markets at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Levine attended Trinity College in Hartford, where he received a bachelor’s degree in history, and American University, Washington College of Law, where he received his law degree.
Chris White is the founder and CEO of ViableMkts. Mr. White’s 20 year career in finance has been almost exclusively dedicated to fixed income market evolution and has included roles at MarketAxess, Barclays Capital, and most recently, Goldman Sachs. While at Goldman, Mr. White develop the first client-to-dealer dark pool for corporate bond trading (GSessions) and the first corporate bond indication of interest (IOI) system. Mr. White is a regular contributor to Bloomberg TV, a prolific author of articles covering financial market structure and technology.
Head of Market Structure Research
Kevin McPartland is the head of the Greenwich Associates Market Structure and Technology practice. He has 15 years of capital markets industry experience with deep regulatory and technology expertise in fixed income, FX, and equity markets. Kevin has presented at a wide range of industry conferences and is quoted regularly in the financial media including The Economist, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Financial Times, and numerous other industry publications. He has also provided live and taped commentary for CNBC, National Public Radio, Bloomberg TV and Reuters TV.
Capital Markets Strategies
Senior Vice President, Head of Relationship Management
Jennifer is also a professional opera singer and earned her Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and Yale University School of Music, respectively.
Research Director, Capital Markets
Brad is a research director with Celent's Securities and Investments practice, and is based in the firm's New York office. He is an expert in electronic trading of equities, foreign exchange derivatives, credit, rates, and futures. His research focus is on emerging technology and trading technology across asset classes. Brad has more than 20 years of Wall Street industry experience in trading, technology, sales, strategy, analysis, and consulting. A noted thought leader, he is quoted in the industry and general press, including: WSJ, Financial Times, Bloomberg Business Week, &Forbes, as well as radio and TV. Brad will be chairing the Platform Evaluation Day on the 13th September.
Chief Executive Officer
Global Head of Fixed Income
Global Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities
Chief Information Officer
Senior Managing Director Global Head of Strategy & Sales
Mr. Winter joined FENICS USTreasuries in 2015 to build and lead it's re-entry into the electronic US Treasury space. Prior to joining Fenics UST, Rich was most recently the Global Head of Hedge Fund Sales and Client Development at the CME Group where he oversaw significant Buyside growth in their use of futures and cleared swap services. He also spearheaded internationalization at the exchange, significantly growing their client-facing presence in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. During his tenure at the CME, the exchange significantly grew it's percentage of electronically executed contracts as he focused on technology and the evolving demand for robust connectivity across platforms and technologically savvy market participants. During his 28-year career in Finance, Rich has also held management and front office positions at Merrill Lynch, D. E. Shaw & Co., and KBC Financial Products. Mr. Winter is based in NY and received his degree from Dartmouth College.
Head of Fixed Income Electronic Markets
Dominic Holland was appointed Head of Fixed Income Electronic Markets at BNY Mellon in 2016. He joined the firm from Deutsche Bank where he was Global Head of Credit eSales.
Dominic has held a variety of senior leadership roles at global investment banks in both the US and the UK, throughout a distinguished career in which he has specialised in the electronic trading of credit products.
Prior to his role at Deutsche, he served as European Head of FIC eCommerce at RBC. Over the course of his 33 years in financial services, Dominic has also held senior positions in fixed income at MarketAxess, Société Générale, Barclays and Rabobank.
Dominic started his career as a corporate bond trader in London. He is currently based in New York.
Global Head of Fixed Income ETF Sales & Trading
Phil leads Fixed Income ETF Sales and Trading efforts at Jane Street. He is an expert in electronic bond trading and market structure, acting as Jane Street’s primary point of contact for venues and electronic trading for the corporate bond market.
During his 9-year tenure at Jane Street, Phil has played an instrumental role in building out its bond trading desk, in addition to growing its institutional client-facing ETF business.
Prior to Jane Street, Phil spent over 5 years as a trader and heading capital management at BlueMountain Capital. He also spent several years at both Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas as a credit and rates middle office manager.
Phil holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Fordham Gabelli School of Business in New York.
Product Manager, CFA
Charles River Development
Managing Director and Head of U.S. Institutional Rates
Managing Director, Head US Rates
UBS Investment Bank
Head of Market Hub
Gherardo Lenti Capoduri is Head of Banca IMI’s Market Hub. He started his career in Financial Control, before moving into Trading at Citigroup. Here he gained extensive experience of both trading and quantitative research, and from 1999 became heavily involved in trading platforms and specializes in online trading, electronic trading platform, and institutional investors sales in both brokerage & execution. Gherardo is board member of ASSIOM FOREX and holds a degree in Business Administration and Management at Bocconi University in Milan.
Chief Business Development Officer
Head of EMEA Market Structure and Strategy
Managing Director and Head of U.S. Credit Product
Global Head of Fixed Income and Currency Analytics
Head of North American Sales
Managing Director – Global head of GMD eSales
Global Markets Division
Global Head of Sales
Head of Open Trading
Richard Schiffman is the Head of Open Trading. In this role, Mr. Schiffman is responsible for managing the development and implementation of the Open Trading, the firm’s all-to-all credit trading network. He joined MarketAxess from BlackRock Financial Management where he was a Managing Director and CEO of BlackRock Capital Markets from August 2010 to August 2013, leading the Aladdin Trading Network (ATN) Open Trading initiative. Previously Mr. Schiffman was with MarketAxess for ten years, having joined the firm, at its inception in April 2000. Over that period he held several key roles including Head of New Business Development, Head of Information Services, Investment Grade Trading Product Manager and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining MarketAxess, Richard was Vice President and Manager of Fixed Income Research Technology at J.P. Morgan, where he was employed in a variety of positions from March 1992 to April 2000.
Richard holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers University and an MBA in Finance and Information Systems from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Head of BrokerTec Direct
Managing Director, Global Head FX, Rates & Credit Execution Services
UBS Investment Bank
Mike holds a BA with Honors in Banking from City of London Polytechnic and has served as a Board Member of FIA Europe.
Global Head of Execution & Alpha Solutions
Head of Global Rates Strategy
SVP, Buy-Side Business Development Americas
Global Head of Credit Trading
Head of FX
VP and Portfolio Manager
Managing Director, Head of US Credit Trading
Global Head of Swaps Trading
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