Fixed Income Future Leaders USA 2017

May 16-May 18, 2017

Westin Copley Place - Boston

44 (0)207 368 9330

Mike du Plessis

Managing Director, Global Head FX, Rates & Credit Execution Services
UBS Investment Bank

Mike is a Managing Director and Global Head of FX, Rates & Credit Execution Services at UBS Investment Bank. Mike joined UBS in London in 2010 before moving to the US in 2014. He began his career in 1989 with an internship at Asea Brown Boveri Metals Ltd, a category 2 member of the London Metal Exchange, where he developed an early passion for exchange supported trading. After completing formal credit training as a graduate at County NatWest, he moved to the floor of the London International Futures Exchange in 1992. Mike has spent the subsequent 24 years in the listed and cross rates sales business; covering bonds, swaps and derivatives in roles at Aubrey G Lanston, Lehman Brothers, and as an equity partner in the start-up, Cube Financial which was subsequently acquired by Societe Generale. Prior to joining UBS, Mike served as European Head of Listed Derivative Sales at Deutsche Bank. <br />
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Mike holds a BA with Honors in Banking from City of London Polytechnic and has served as a Board Member of FIA Europe.<br />



Day 1- Wednesday May 17th 2017

08:50 AM Sell Side Keynote: Cross industry inspiration- How is the sell side implementing approaches from other industries to survive and thrive in fixed income markets?

  • How are the sell side optimizing their capital in a less liquid, more regulated and lower return world to better support the buy side?
  • How are sell side business models evolving and how can the bulge bracket differentiate themselves to offer the buy side a tailored service?
  • What types of e-trading technology can the sell side use to maximize the efficiency of their dealing activity and pass on cost savings to the buy side?
  • In light of the move from a principal model of trading to an agency broking-centric trading model, which players are leading the way in offering the buy side innovative solutions?