Trade Tech Invest Ops 2017 (past event)

March 21-March 22, 2017

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, Tampa FL

(001) 416-597-4753

Day 1 - Tuesday 21st March 2017

08:00 AM - 08:50 AM Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

08:50 AM - 09:00 AM Chairpersons’ Opening Remarks

Ray Kahn, Senior Director, ICE

Ray Kahn

Senior Director
ICE

Re-Creating The Operating Model

09:00 AM - 09:30 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

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Jenny Tsouvalis

Senior VP and COO
OMERS

09:30 AM - 10:10 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

Ray Kahn, Senior Director, ICE Uday Kiran Bolusani, VP Global Product & Clearing Services, Fidelity Marc Mallett, Vice President, Product Management, North America , SimCorp
  • 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


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Uday Kiran Bolusani

VP Global Product & Clearing Services
Fidelity
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Marc Mallett

Vice President, Product Management, North America
SimCorp

Ray Kahn

Senior Director
ICE

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Jim Kearney

Head of Global Investment Operations
Vanguard
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David Benevides

Director Investment Operations
Manulife Asset Management
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Tom Phipps

Principal – Practice Lead, Operational Strategy
Cutter Associates
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Chris John

President, Revenue & Expense Management
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
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Kurt Eldridge

Head of Global Sales
SmartStream

Malcolm Khan

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

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM Morning Break

Navigating The Derivatives Storm

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM 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?

Sol Steinberg, Regional Director , PRIMA 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
  • 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


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Eric Bolisay

Vice President- Head of Derivatives Strategic Operations
T.Rowe Price
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Sol Steinberg

Regional Director
PRIMA
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David Pearson

Head of Post-trade
Fidessa
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Maan Bsat

Head of FusionInvest Business Solutions Group, Americas
Misys

Optimizing Efficiency in Emerging Markets (Max 15 people)

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM 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


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Cihan Kasikara

Vice President, Global Trade Services
Franklin Templeton
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Jeffrey Leschen

Director of Operations
Bramshill Investments

Navigating The Derivatives Storm

12:10 PM - 12:30 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

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Stephen Ingle

Financial Services – Associate Principal
eClerx

Optimizing Efficiency in Emerging Markets (Max 15 people)

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM Session Continued

Navigating The Derivatives Storm

12:30 PM - 12:50 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

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Mary Harris

Business Manager, North America
TriOptima

Optimizing Efficiency in Emerging Markets (Max 15 people)

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Session Continued

Lunch

12:50 PM - 2:10 PM Lunch Break

New Frontiers In Collateral Optimization

2:10 PM - 2:30 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, Prudential Investment Management 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


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Tiffany Fleming

VP, Derivatives Operations
Prudential Investment Management
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Sol Steinberg

Regional Director
PRIMA

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

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM 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 Jon Ambos, Buy Side Operational Leader and Advisor, . Jeff Zoller, Former Buy Side Head of Strategy, Risk and Compliance, .

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Russell Snow

Global Head Derivatives Operations
Aegon
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Jon Ambos

Buy Side Operational Leader and Advisor
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Jeff Zoller

Former Buy Side Head of Strategy, Risk and Compliance
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New Frontiers In Collateral Optimization

2:30 PM - 3:10 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?

Sol Steinberg, Regional Director , PRIMA Ky Dong, Senior Complex Securities Specialist, Franklin Templeton Investments Scott Linden, MD, Collateral management, Wilmington Trust
  • 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?


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Ky Dong

Senior Complex Securities Specialist
Franklin Templeton Investments
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Scott Linden

MD, Collateral management
Wilmington Trust
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Sol Steinberg

Regional Director
PRIMA

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

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM Session Continued

New Frontiers In Collateral Optimization

3:10 PM - 3:30 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?

Mary Storrs, Head of Research, Cutter Associates Tom Mclain, Chief Information Officer, Head of Operations & Technology, OMAM

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Tom Mclain

Chief Information Officer, Head of Operations & Technology
OMAM
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Mary Storrs

Head of Research
Cutter Associates

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

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM Session Continued

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM Afternoon Break

Championing Change & Innovation

4:10 PM - 4:30 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

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Jay Boyd

Global Application Services Technology Officer
Invesco

4:30 PM - 5:10 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?

Ray Kahn, Senior Director, ICE Jim Kearney, Head of Global Investment Operations, Vanguard Steve Wager, EVP, Blockchain Product Solutions, Paxos Arjun Jayaram, Founder and CEO, Ubixi

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Jim Kearney

Head of Global Investment Operations
Vanguard
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Steve Wager

EVP, Blockchain Product Solutions
Paxos

Ray Kahn

Senior Director
ICE
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Arjun Jayaram

Founder and CEO
Ubixi

5:10 PM - 5:15 PM Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Ray Kahn, Senior Director, ICE

Ray Kahn

Senior Director
ICE

5:15 PM - 11:59 PM Drinks Reception