Fixed Income Future Leaders USA 2017

May 16-May 18, 2017

Westin Copley Place - Boston

44 (0)207 368 9330

Jim Switzer

Head of Credit Trading
Alliance Bernstein

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.

Day 1- Wednesday May 17th 2017

10:30 AM Fireside Chat: Innovate to aggregate- How to leverage innovative technology to connect a fragmented market together

  • What can you do from an efficiency standpoint to connect a fragmented fixed income market together?
  • The risk around data and analytics- how can you reduce fragmentation and understand different data points from different systems?
  • How can you gain data insights for a trading desk to maximize transparency and better understand when and where to trade?
  • How can you set up internal systems to discover this information at your discretion and make this into helpful, manageable data?
  • How can buy side use TRACE data, and platform data, learn how to use it, incorporate it into their portfolio and integrate this into their systems?