Automated Trading & HPC

 

 

As automation continues to make strong impacts on the trading ecosystem, getting a leg up in a market with thinner margins has become more crucial. This stream will expand on low-latency infrastructure and design as well as discuss strategies for those who struggle to keep up in the low-latency game.

 

 

KEY SPEAKERS

 

Automated Trading & HPC, Wednesday 8 May 2019

08:00

Breakfast and Registration

Automated Trading & HPC
08:00

Breakfast and Registration

Robert Creamer
08:50

The Ideology of Market Structure – The pursuit of sound policy in an ever-changing competitive landscape

Panel discussion
09:20

State of the Crypto Market – How will the rise of cryptocurrencies impact portfolios, electronic trading desks and capital markets at large?

  • Institutionalization – what entities are beginning to accept/introduce cryptocurrencies as a legitimate form of currency?
  • Regulatory Risks - what developments do risk-averse institutions need to see on the regulatory front to quell concerns about compliance?
  • Product Integration – how will additional financial products like ETFs and crypto futures impact the market?
  • Capital Inefficiencies – is there a better way to manage the necessary capital for bid requests across multiple exchanges?
  • Rebuilding infrastructure – making exchanges more user-friendly for efficient trading
Yoshi Nakamura, Managing Director, Galaxy Digital
Panel discussion
10:00

Low Latency Components – Building the infrastructure for accelerated trading

  • FPGA and other co-processor cards: valuing special purpose hardware against general purpose CPUs
  • Software Development: experimenting with coding to construct the fastest system
  • Testing, development and integration – what tools and technology are necessary to build and test low-latency applications?
  • Human Capital: what skill sets matter most when building a team?
Davor Frank, Senior Solutions Architect, Solarflare Communications
10:40

Speed Networking and Refreshments

Automated Trading & HPC
10:40

Speed Networking and Refreshments

Panel discussion
11:30

Disruption in Capital Markets: Analyzing the impact of distributed ledgers and AI on institutional trading

  • Clearing Efficiencies – how has blockchain already shown their ability to shorten settlement time?
  • AI Component – examining the distinction between smart contracts and algorithmic based order flows
  • Processes – how are distributed ledgers impacting the way fund managers run their operations?
  • Data Management – will blockchain create new sets of precleaned and structured data?
  • Trade Compliance – utilizing technology to navigate regulatory requirements with ease
  • Cost Reductions – other ways in which blockchain is saving the institutional investor money, and what funds can do with the extra cash
12:10

Networking Lunch and Exhibition

Automated Trading & HPC
12:10

Networking Lunch and Exhibition

Automated Trading & HPC
13:20

Protecting your bottom-line: Risk mitigation, benefit benchmarking & compliance – how HR outsourcing achieves and promotes performance with FinServ best practices

Erik Wayton, Managing Director, Financial Services Industry, TriNet
Automated Trading & HPC
13:20

Speed on a budget – determining the right connectivity architecture based on costs

Stéphane Tyc
Automated Trading & HPC
14:00

Connectivity: A Review of the Latest Developments

Mike Persico
Automated Trading & HPC
14:30

The Value of Microsecond (part 2) – An Analysis of Information Flows within the Chicago-New Jersey Corridor

Panel discussion
Automated Trading & HPC
15:00

The Future of low latency – what networks allow you to communicate at max speeds?

  • Undersea cables: extending fibre connectivity as the industry norm
  • Microwave Connections: using radio frequency for one-hop connections
  • Low Earth Orbit Satellites: how complex are they and what are the costs associated?
  • Free Space Optics: will the use of lasers overcome the obstacles of weather disruption?
  • Tower consolidation
Panel discussion
Automated Trading & HPC
15:40

Re-thinking IT for high performance trading – compute, data management, storage and networking

  • Warehousing & integration: best practices for building an enterprise data warehouse and unifying data management across different IT teams and departments
  • Design and engineering developments: how are new technologies driving trading firms from proprietary software and hardware to open source, automated, software-defined models?
  • Hyperconverged vs. converged vs. traditional infrastructure: assessing the benefits of combining compute, storage and networking into a single, software-driven appliance
  • Outsourcing your data center: sourcing, integrating and managing third-party DCaaS (data center as-a-service), IaaS (infrastructure as-a-service), PaaS (platform as-a-service) solutions
  • Containerization vs. virtualization: how can you leverage container technology to increase operational efficiency, boost scalability, facilitate application development and lower costs?
  • Storage: deploying cloud servers and software-defined data centers to maximize storage efficiency and scalability; maintaining storage requirements to accommodate new data sources
  • Cybersecurity: assessing the importance of data management in security analytics
Karl Fife, Partner, Emergent Trading
16:00

Afternoon Coffee Break

Automated Trading & HPC
16:00

Afternoon Coffee Break

17:00

Closing Remarks and Networking Cocktail Party

Automated Trading & HPC
17:00

Closing Remarks and Networking Cocktail Party

last published: 18/Apr/19 22:25

Automated Trading & HPC, Thursday 9 May 2019

08:00

Breakfast and Registration

Automated Trading & HPC
08:00

Breakfast and Registration

Henry Liu
09:00

Blockchain and the financial market – is the revolution coming or is it just hype?

  • Payments – lowering the cost of carrying out transactions
  • Data Infrastructure – using additional nodes for storage and quick access
  • M&A Transactions – greater transparency helping to facilitate takeovers
  • Lending – using blockchain assets as loan collateral
Panel discussion
09:20

AI Trading Strategies – How much should we rely on robo-advisors and algorithms to make trades?

  • Discovering the Risks – what should trading companies be most cautious of when it comes to AI?
  • Machine Learning – training the computer to spot the trends
  • Deep Learning – allowing the computer to discover what cannot be seen ourselves
  • Swarm Intelligence – getting machine learning computers to communicate with each other for better market comprehension
Javed Ashraf, Partner, BlackBox Alpha Management
10:00

Speed Networking and Refreshments

Automated Trading & HPC
10:00

Speed Networking and Refreshments

Panel discussion
Automated Trading & HPC
11:00

Maximizing your profitability in a market with reduced inefficiencies

  • Niche Strategies: How are prop trading companies staying afloat with reduced bid-ask spreads?
  • Trading ‘speed bumps’: how are firms keeping speed given exchanges deploying intentional transaction delays?
  • Execution Wheel: using various basket strategies to maximize profits
  • Contain Costs: innovative cost-saving measures that yield positive returns
Denis Popov, Chief Executive Officer, Atto Trading Technologies, LLC
Panel discussion
Automated Trading & HPC
11:40

Growing Marketplace – how are increased number of players impacting the market?

  • Exchange communication: updating the microstructure between exchanges, traders and regional data centers
  • Barriers to entry: is it becoming more or less difficult to enter the trading market?
  • Forward thinking strategy: adapting your trading strategy for foreseen increases in market entrants
Michael O'Hara, Senior Vice President, Wedbush Securities
Sam Yudelovitch, Electronic Equity Trading Director, IMC
12:20

Networking Lunch and Exhibition

Automated Trading & HPC
12:20

Networking Lunch and Exhibition

Automated Trading & HPC
13:30

Asset Manager solutions - staying relevant in the face of coded solutions

Automated Trading & HPC
13:30

Low Latency – examining the newest technologies for faster trading

Hiram Patel, Head Trader, DV Trading
Automated Trading & HPC
13:30

Robo-advisors - suggesting portfolio changes based on machine learning

Pavel Charov, Head of Algo Tech, Bank of America Merill Lynch
Andrew Strasman
Automated Trading & HPC
14:10

Transparent Trend Following Project and Realtime Trading Experiment

Panel discussion
Automated Trading & HPC
14:30

High-Performance infrastructure strategy – how are you aligning HPC hardware & software to optimize performance?

  • To invest or not to invest: what types of latency problems are best addressed through hardware implementation vs. a software-based approach?
  • Deep learning chipsets: are specialized chipsets the future platform for implementing deep learning algorithms?
  • Mission-critical servers & AI infrastructure for data-intensive workloads: how are new breeds of enterprise servers ushering in the next generation of accelerated computing?
  • HPC software implementation: what are the key software challenges of developing and deploying increasingly complex HPC, big data, machine learning and visualization workloads?
  • Open source big data frameworks: integrating Hadoop, Spark and other big data technologies into your trading operation
  • Big data productivity tools & software utilities: compilers, debuggers, performance analysis and visualization tools
Eric Powers, Director And Head Of Infrastructure, HC Technologies, LLC
Panel discussion
15:10

A.I. in Blockchain – how machine learning and other algorithms will impact larger scale applications of distributed ledgers

  • Learning from the ledger – keeping data on the blockchain for better visualization and improve decision making
  • Trade records – looking back in the blockchain to understand trading patterns and trends
  • Risk Management and Safeguards – how is blockchain facilitating in minimizing losses?
15:50

Closing Remarks and End of Conference

Automated Trading & HPC
15:50

Closing Remarks and End of Conference

last published: 18/Apr/19 22:25

 

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