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[ N E W S R E V I E W | T R A D E T E C H 2 0 1 8 ] TradeTech 2018: The key takeaways SYSTEMATIC INTERNALISERS, PERIODIC AUCTIONS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, DATA AND DIVERSITY WERE AMONG THE KEY TALKING POINTS AT THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE. T his year’s TradeTech conference has closed its doors and the stands have been packed away, but there was plenty to take away from all the discussion panels, keynote speeches and working groups across the two days in Paris. With the industry now firmly under the thumb of MiFID II, many attend- ees were looking forward to the see- ing how the markets have adapted so far and what needs to be addressed 12 // TheTrade // Summer 2018 in terms of technology adoption and market structure going forward. Whether you stayed until the bitter end or were unable to make it Paris this year, here are some of the key talking points from this year’s Trade- Tech event. MiFID II has largely won people over but concerns still linger This year’s conference was the first following the introduction of MiFID II and from the messages being sent out from the panels and speakers, it seems the industry has got on board with the new regulations. Of course, not everyone is fully sold on the new landscape just yet. T. Rowe Price’s Mehmet Kinak didn’t pull any punches during one panel discussion, labelling the new regulatory regime “a mess” (see page 14), while Robert Ophèle, chairman of French regulator the Autorité