Conference Dailys TRADETech Daily 2018 - Page 3

THETRADETECH DA I LY THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF TRADETECH 2018 Read all about it (in print) 4 W 12 Man on a mission elcome to the TRADETech Daily, the official newspaper of TradeTech 2018 produced by The TRADE. As you can imagine, the co-branding of this title was remarkably easy. After a year off, we’re delighted to bring you this revamped and vastly improved edition covering the biggest topics at the event, along with the latest news and interviews with some of the top speakers at the conference. We’re equally as enthused to be bringing you this content through the medium of print, a means of content delivery, the death of which has been greatly exaggerated. Where VHS, floppy disks and vinyl have all succumbed to fresh innovations and newer models, print continues to be the ultimate vehicle for the delivery of quality and easy-to-con- sume content. If you’re doubting this claim, see how long it takes you to access a news story on your phone (enter passcode, hit web button, load page), then switch to the TradeTech agenda (open app, wait for spinning circle, scroll down) before then loading another page with an in-depth feature (you get the idea). Well, the latency of flipping through this edition to find that infor- mation is likely to be lower than the superfast broadband and software you’re using, so long as you don’t suffer a papercut or coffee spill along the way. But ultimately, print wins! The ability to flick through this edition and find valuable and rele- vant content is what has brought the TRADETech Daily back, bigger and better than ever before - along with the inclusion of a bingo card at the centre of course. At a time where a reaction can be tweeted out in an instant and fake news has taken its place in our daily vocabulary, by picking up this newspaper you are supporting quality journalism and a means of infor- mation that dates back to ancient Rome. Something to remember while you’re donning that virtual reality headset around the exhibition floor.. Hot off the press in this issue is our latest news section (pages 4-9), while throughout the rest of the magazine you’ll find interviews with some of the top buy-side speakers at the event from Invesco, JP Mor- gan and Nordea Asset Management, among others. We also look at major industry talking points such as MiFID II, order flow and the entry of new technology providers in financial services. Make sure you catch our editor John Brazier at the event as well, who will be discussing the Insights into the ever-evolving equity trad- ing market at the end of day two. We hope you enjoy this first edition of the TRADETech Daily, be sure to keep an eye out for a wrap-up edition after the event, along with live event coverage on thetradenews.com. Yes, that’s our digital offering, don’t judge us, I’m sure our Roman journalistic predecessors would understand. “Where VHS, floppy disks and vinyl have all succumbed to fresh innovations and newer models, print continues to be the ultimate vehicle for delivery of content.” Jonathan Watkins Managing Editor The TRADE In this issue: Latest news The biggest headlines from the world of trading and execution in recent weeks. Head of dealing at Baillie Gifford, Adam Conn, shares the story of his career, his views on the fight for equality across the financial industry, and the importance of the buy-side’s fiduciary duty. 14 Better trading through technology Miles Kumaresan, head of trading and FinTech at Nordea Asset Management, has brought his technology expertise and experience to tackle the ongoing issue of sourcing liquidity in the bond space through equipping traders with the right tools for the job. 16 The new world of MiFID II The most complex and far-reaching regulatory changes of a generation has been designed to usher in a new era of transparency and fairness to financial markets, but has anything changed so far? 20 Growth of the passive Tom Digby, head of client trading coverage, capital markets, Invesco PowerShares, discusses the rise of exchange-traded funds and offers his thoughts on this year’s conference. 22 Increasing intelligence Kenneth McLeish, head of equities trading technology, JP Morgan Asset Management highlights how the firm is using the latest advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), and what he’s looking forward to at this year’s conference. 24 Above the clouds Amazon Web Services and other cloud providers are fast becoming a critical part of the financial world. But how is this impacting the traditional providers? 28 MiFID II lit venue migration yet to be seen TRADETech Daily examines whether trading volumes have moved onto lit venues following MiFID II’s restrictions on dark trading and the rise of systematic internalisers. 32 TradeTech agenda The full two-day list of what’s on at this year’s event. 34 What to look out for at this year’s event Whether you are an industry veteran or a newcomer to the event, the sheer number of panels and streams can be overwhelming. TRADETech Daily runs through the key panels and speakers not be missed. Issue 1 TheTradeNews.com 3