Trade Tech Invest Ops 2017

March 21 - 22, 2017

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, Tampa FL

(001) 416-597-4753

Day 1 - Tuesday 21st March 2017

Day 1 - Tuesday 21st March 2017

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8:00 AM Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:50 AM Chairpersons’ Opening Remarks

Ray Kahn, Senior Director, ICE

Ray Kahn
Senior Director
ICE

Raymond Kahn has extensive background in developing, managing and transitioning capital markets businesses in changing market and regulatory conditions. Before joining ICE, where he focuses on the company’s interest rates business, Kahn managed the development of Barclay’s OTC clearing platform from inception, managed the firm’s FCM and was an a ...[Read More]

Re-Creating The Operating Model
9:00 AM Buy Side Keynote: Demonstrating the true value of operations: How to achieve efficient and streamlined operations that can make a real impact to the business bottom line

Jenny Tsouvalis, Senior VP and COO, OMERS

 Jenny Tsouvalis
Jenny Tsouvalis
Senior VP and COO
OMERS

Jenny Tsouvalis is Senior Vice-President, Investment Operations and Applications for OMERS, one of Canada’s larger pension plans.  She manages OMERS investment operations, reporting and analytics and investment systems.

...[Read More]

9:30 AM Case Study Revolution: The buy side blueprint for enterprise-wide automation: How to fully streamline cross-asset front-to-back processes using technology that does more with less in the current complex market conditions

Uday Kiran Bolusani, VP Global Product & Clearing Services, Fidelity

Marc Mallett, Vice President, Product Management, North America, SimCorp

Moderated By:
Ray Kahn
, Senior Director, ICE

  • Doing even more with less: How to leverage robotics in manual and complex processes to cut costs and further streamline the trade lifecycle 

  • Adopting a strategic approach to automation: How to bridge both vertical and horizontal silo’s to enable smarter processing 

  • Reinventing current automated processes: How to leverage next generation AI and cloud computing to improve cost-efficiency and STP 

  • Lessons learn from the electronified equities market: How to automate the fixed income market and complex product types to eliminate manual processes

 Uday Kiran Bolusani
Uday Kiran Bolusani
VP Global Product & Clearing Services
Fidelity

 Marc Mallett
Marc Mallett
Vice President, Product Management, North America
SimCorp

Marc Mallett is the Vice President of Product Management at SimCorp North America. Marc has 20+ years of experience in the financial markets and has worked directly with asset servicers, asset managers, investment technology providers and professional services firms. He has held key roles at Northern Trust, Fidelity Investments, Navigant Consult ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

Ray Kahn
Senior Director
ICE

Raymond Kahn has extensive background in developing, managing and transitioning capital markets businesses in changing market and regulatory conditions. Before joining ICE, where he focuses on the company’s interest rates business, Kahn managed the development of Barclay’s OTC clearing platform from inception, managed the firm’s FCM and was an a ...[Read More]

10:10 AM All Star Panel: Transforming the global operating model: How can you embed agility and scalability into your operations to seamlessly support an expanding business that trades around the clock?

Moderated By:
Tom Phipps
, Principal – Practice Lead, Operational Strategy, Cutter Associates

Jim Kearney, Head of Global Investment Operations, Vanguard

Chris John, President, Revenue & Expense Management, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

David Benevides, Director Investment Operations, Manulife Asset Management

Kurt Eldridge, Head of Global Sales, SmartStream

Malcolm Khan, Managing Director, Head of Investment Operations, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

 Jim Kearney
Jim Kearney
Head of Global Investment Operations
Vanguard

 Chris John
Chris John
President, Revenue & Expense Management
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

With over 20 years of experience in building, implementing and supporting financial service applications, Mr. John leads our Revenue and Expense Management solutions. Prior to his current role, Mr. John was the Director of Fixed Income Trading Systems for Bank Boston Robertson Stephens. There he was responsible for major technology development a ...[Read More]

 David Benevides
David Benevides
Director Investment Operations
Manulife Asset Management

David is the Investment on the Operations Lead on Global Optimization project at Manulife Asset Management. He has recently and successfully Implemented Global platforms and processes to support: Centralized Trade confirmation matching and settlement notification, Voluntary Corporate Action event lifecycle management, Fail Trade Settlement monit ...[Read More]

 Kurt Eldridge
Kurt Eldridge
Head of Global Sales
SmartStream

Malcolm Khan
Managing Director, Head of Investment Operations
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Moderated By:

 Tom Phipps
Tom Phipps
Principal – Practice Lead, Operational Strategy
Cutter Associates

10:50 AM Morning Break

Navigating The Derivatives Storm

11:30 AM 360 Perspective:: Transitioning derivatives to a more structured environment: How can your infrastructure be transformed to overcome key operational challenges resulting from new regulatory reforms?

Eric Bolisay, Vice President- Head of Derivatives Strategic Operations, T.Rowe Price

David Pearson, Head of Post-trade, Fidessa

Maan Bsat, Head of FusionInvest Business Solutions Group, Americas, Misys

Moderated By:
Sol Steinberg
, Regional Director, PRIMA

  • Overcoming the lack of global coordination in derivatives regulation: What proven approaches can help buy side institutions to solve operational inefficiency? 

  • How will the CFTC tightening of the “U.S. person” definition impact trading requirements in the international swaps market? 

  • A ‘EU’-turn in CCP equivalence: How can firms overcome complications in trading and clearing in Europe after Brexit? 

  • Drilling down into the impact of derivatives regulation on the front office: How can investment operations best support the connection to SEFs under Mifid II, and manage increasing trading costs due to collateral demands

 Eric Bolisay
Eric Bolisay
Vice President- Head of Derivatives Strategic Operations
T.Rowe Price

Eric Bolisay is a Vice President within T. Rowe Price’s Enterprise Risk Group and Head of Derivatives Strategic Operations. Within that role, Eric is responsible for the build out and global support of OTC, cleared, and listed derivatives trading operations at T. Rowe Price. Eric is chairman of the Complex Products Committee and a member of th ...[Read More]

 David Pearson
David Pearson
Head of Post-trade
Fidessa

David is responsible for driving new post-trade business ideas across Fidessa's global buy-side and sell-side community. This is based on the evolution of new business processes and workflows that reflect the changing regulatory environment and the practical realities of capital markets today. He provides detailed and broad-ranging input into th ...[Read More]

 Maan Bsat
Maan Bsat
Head of FusionInvest Business Solutions Group, Americas
Misys
Maan Bsat leads the Misys FusionInvest consulting team in the Americas. He is responsible for supporting sales activity for new and existing clients as a product and market expert across asset managers, hedge funds, family offices, pension funds and other asset owners. Prior to his current role he led the front-office Professional Services team in ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 Sol Steinberg
Sol Steinberg
Regional Director
PRIMA

Optimizing Efficiency in Emerging Markets (Max 15 people)

Leadership Boardroom: More than just a date change- How will the shorter settlement cycles pressurize workflows, and what can you do to best prepare for a smooth transition?

Cihan Kasikara, Vice President, Global Trade Services, Franklin Templeton

Jeffrey Leschen, Director of Operations, Bramshill Investments

  • Extending global compliance: How to seamlessly embed new compliance regimes into existing operating models 

  • BRICS in focus: How to circumnavigate stringent structural or documentation requirements to reap the opportunities in emerging markets 

  • Optimizing collaboration with regulators: How to negotiate with regulatory bodies to allow the seamless adaptation of operational structure to fit new markets 

  • Ensuring business continuity in unstable areas: How to establish an operational back-up to counteract the impact of economic or political disruptions

 Cihan Kasikara
Cihan Kasikara
Vice President, Global Trade Services
Franklin Templeton

Cihan Kasikara based in Short Hills New Jersey serves as the Vice President of Global Trade Services for Franklin Templeton Services, LLC. His main responsibility is to supply Middle Office Support and Client Services, Trade Operations and Settlements, and Derivatives Operations to Franklin Templeton Investments and its clients. He oversees the ...[Read More]

 Jeffrey Leschen
Jeffrey Leschen
Director of Operations
Bramshill Investments

Jeffrey is a Director, Investment Team Specialist & Portfolio Trader at Bramshill Investments. His primary focus is on trade desk analytics and operations and his responsibilities includ, maintaining portfolio positions, calculating portfolio performance and designing and maintaining proprietary order management and risk solutions across all i ...[Read More]

Navigating The Derivatives Storm

12:10 PM Industry perspective: How to retain control of complex derivatives processes whilst driving efficiency

Stephen Ingle, Financial Services – Associate Principal, eClerx

  • Removing risk and increasing efficiency: How to leverage RPA as a tool to perform repetitive tasks;  
  • Optimizing the management of Risk and Control Dashboards; How to reduce risk whilst delivering transparency and control 
  • How to outsource technology management (such as Asset Control implementation) to reduce cost, minimize risk and gain access to a large pool of experience 
  • How to use advanced Metrics to deliver transparency and control across multiple operational processes 
  • How to leverage technology and re-engineer processes to guarantee efficiency gains from a contractual perspective
 Stephen Ingle
Stephen Ingle
Financial Services – Associate Principal
eClerx

Stephen Ingle is responsible for Business Development and Product Strategy within the Financial Services business unit at eClerx. Based out of London, Stephen works with clients, prospects and industry partners to deliver real, measurable performance efficiencies across all eClerx’s core product offerings. In addition to this, he ensures that eC ...[Read More]

Optimizing Efficiency in Emerging Markets (Max 15 people)

Session Continued

Navigating The Derivatives Storm

12:30 PM Non-cleared margin requirements: Gain efficiency over your process

Mary Harris, Business Manager, North America, TriOptima

  • Current state of the market regulatory readiness
  • Operational challenges facing market participants
  • How to gain efficiency over the margin management process
 Mary Harris
Mary Harris
Business Manager, North America
TriOptima

Mary Harris is Business Manager in North America for triResolve, TriOptima’s Counterparty Exposure Management and Portfolio Reconciliation service. Mary is actively involved in industry initiatives and is responsible for assessing North American business needs in post-trade processing. Mary is also instrumental in driving new functionality and g ...[Read More]

Optimizing Efficiency in Emerging Markets (Max 15 people)

Session Continued

12:50 PM Lunch Break

New Frontiers In Collateral Optimization

2:10 PM Case Study Revolution: Managing the complexities of TBA margining compliance: How to cost efficiently accommodate new collateral requirements on existing platforms

Tiffany Fleming, VP, Derivatives Operations, PGIM Fixed Income

Sol Steinberg, Regional Director, PRIMA

  • Assessing the impact of FINRA 4210 on broker-dealers and small-mid sized fund managers: How to overcome operational complexities and the negative impact on liquidity 

  • Modelling the margin processes on other bilateral functions: How to build nuances into existing infrastructure to overcome difficulties of implementing the new rules 

  • How to strengthen the verification of broker-dealer margin calculations to ensure delivery within the timetable required by FINRA 

  • How to streamline the processing of new margins to minimize requirements for additional operational support and investment

 Tiffany Fleming
Tiffany Fleming
VP, Derivatives Operations
PGIM Fixed Income

 Sol Steinberg
Sol Steinberg
Regional Director
PRIMA

Leveraging Outsourcing Partnerships (Buy Side Only – Max. 25 people)

Synergy Workshop: Creating a robust management framework: How to ensure outsourcing partnerships add value to the bottom line without handing over complete control

Russell Snow, Global Head Derivatives Operations, Aegon

Jeff Zoller, Former Buy Side Head of Strategy, Risk and Compliance, .

Jon Ambos, Buy Side Operational Leader and Advisor, .

 Russell Snow
Russell Snow
Global Head Derivatives Operations
Aegon

 Jeff Zoller
Jeff Zoller
Former Buy Side Head of Strategy, Risk and Compliance
.
Jeff is an operations leader with twenty-five years of extensive experience in investment operations management, strategy, risk management and third party vendor management. Most recently, Jeff was a Vice President at T. Rowe Price responsible for the operational strategy, operational risk and compliance, service provider relationship management a ...[Read More]

 Jon Ambos
Jon Ambos
Buy Side Operational Leader and Advisor
.

Jon has spent the past twenty years as a results-oriented senior operational leader with extensive technology experience on the buy-side dealing with both institutional asset managers and hedge funds. He’s been a change agent with a demonstrated ability to analyze issues, conceptualize and implement STP (straight through processing) solutions, b ...[Read More]

New Frontiers In Collateral Optimization

2:30 PM 360 Perspective: How can the buy side take advantage of the multiple new collateral optimization initiatives in the market to better source eligible collateral and meet increasing demands?

Scott Linden, MD, Collateral management, Wilmington Trust

Ky Dong, Senior Complex Securities Specialist, Franklin Templeton Investments

Moderated By:
Sol Steinberg
, Regional Director, PRIMA

  • Drilling down into the top challenges currently being faced in optimizing collateral: How to adapt your processes and systems to stay ahead of the game 

  • How can trapped assets most efficiently and effectively be released to guarantee you have the eligible cash collateral required? 

  • Accessing global collateral pools and leveraging CCP compression: How can you take advantage of improved services offered in the market to overcome limitations on the eligibility and re-use of collateral 

  • Should collateral management become a front office concern? Working out the best person to be held responsible 

  • How far has collateral become a front office concern? Is this the most efficient way of ensuring you have the required collateral going forward?

 Scott Linden
Scott Linden
MD, Collateral management
Wilmington Trust

Scott is responsible for overseeing the Collateral Management business for Wilmington Trust. In this role he oversees the product serviced out of our Institutional custody offices in Wilmington, DE and Buffalo, NY. Scott is responsible for all administrative aspects as well as growth and product development. Scott joined Wilmington Trust in 2016 ...[Read More]

 Ky Dong
Ky Dong
Senior Complex Securities Specialist
Franklin Templeton Investments

KY DONG is a Senior Complex Securities Specialist at Franklin Templeton in the Global Trade Services group with over 10 years operational experience within the mutual fund industry. Ky is currently the business lead for Global Trade Services regulatory projects such as Dodd-Frank Act and EMIR. In this role, Ky is responsible for driving the stra ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 Sol Steinberg
Sol Steinberg
Regional Director
PRIMA

Leveraging Outsourcing Partnerships (Buy Side Only – Max. 25 people)

Session Continued

New Frontiers In Collateral Optimization

3:10 PM Fireside Chat: Strengthening the oversight of 3rd party providers: How can you build a robust vendor management strategy that guarantees quality operations service whilst keeping costs down?

Tom Mclain, Chief Information Officer, Head of Operations & Technology, OMAM

Moderated By:
Mary Storrs
, Head of Research, Cutter Associates

 Tom Mclain
Tom Mclain
Chief Information Officer, Head of Operations & Technology
OMAM

Tom McLain is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Head of Operations for OMAM Inc. with a focus on the company’s business operations, strategic change management, business system development, infrastructure management and investment operations. In addition, Tom serves as CEO of Old Mutual Investment Partners which supports OM ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 Mary Storrs
Mary Storrs
Head of Research
Cutter Associates

Leveraging Outsourcing Partnerships (Buy Side Only – Max. 25 people)

Session Continued

3:30 PM Afternoon Break

Championing Change & Innovation
4:10 PM Industry Perspective: Critical success factors for effective change management: How to make your ambitious cross-asset front-to-back transformation goals a reality

Jay Boyd, Global Application Services Technology Officer, Invesco

 Jay Boyd
Jay Boyd
Global Application Services Technology Officer
Invesco

Jay is a seasoned technology executive, and is currently building out and leading Invesco's new Global Application Services group. He is responsible for the future state, architecture, and delivery of Business Intelligence, Data Transformation & Transport Services, Client Reporting, and Data Architecture & Governance. In addition, Jay is also th ...[Read More]

4:30 PM Quick-Fire Interviews: Commercially applying DLT – the future of operations or just a fantasy? How are various industry players leveraging this innovative technology to reduce operational complexity and streamline clearing and settlement?

Steve Wager, EVP, Blockchain Product Solutions, Paxos

Arjun Jayaram, Founder and CEO, Ubixi

Moderated By:
Ray Kahn
, Senior Director, ICE

Jim Kearney, Head of Global Investment Operations, Vanguard

 Steve Wager
Steve Wager
EVP, Blockchain Product Solutions
Paxos

 Arjun Jayaram
Arjun Jayaram
Founder and CEO
Ubixi

 Jim Kearney
Jim Kearney
Head of Global Investment Operations
Vanguard

Moderated By:

Ray Kahn
Senior Director
ICE

Raymond Kahn has extensive background in developing, managing and transitioning capital markets businesses in changing market and regulatory conditions. Before joining ICE, where he focuses on the company’s interest rates business, Kahn managed the development of Barclay’s OTC clearing platform from inception, managed the firm’s FCM and was an a ...[Read More]

5:10 PM Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Ray Kahn, Senior Director, ICE

Ray Kahn
Senior Director
ICE

Raymond Kahn has extensive background in developing, managing and transitioning capital markets businesses in changing market and regulatory conditions. Before joining ICE, where he focuses on the company’s interest rates business, Kahn managed the development of Barclay’s OTC clearing platform from inception, managed the firm’s FCM and was an a ...[Read More]

5:15 PM Drinks Reception