London, 17 October 2019

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Oct 1709:00
Conference pass

Navigating Data Constellation - How to build a features factory to feed alpha model generation

Keynotes
  • Alternative Data vs. Alpha predictions – these are not the same, how do you tell the difference?
  • Typical features of Machine Learning models - which one to use on which kind of alternative datasets?
  • Technology Integration – how to build a unifying factory to deploy and maintain all your feature extractions in production?
Charles-Albert Lehalle, Head Of Data Analytics, Capital Fund Management
Oct 1709:20
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State of the Crypto Market – how is the rise of digital assets impacting portfolios, electronic trading desks & capital markets at large?

Keynotes
  • Institutionalisation – what entities are beginning to accept/introduce as a legitimate form of currency?
  • Crypto block trading – current and future developments for facilitating the execution of large institutional digital currency trades
  • Regulatory Risks – what developments do risk-adverse institutions need to see on the regulatory front to quell concerns about compliance?
  • Crypto ETFs – how are ETFs being structured for ESMA approval and what will it mean for the greater digital asset marketplace?
  • Capital inefficiencies – is there a better way to manage the necessary capital for bid requests across exchanges?
  • Volatility & systemic risk – could the wild price swings associated with cryptocurrencies pose a risk to clearing houses and overall market stability?
  • Non-correlation effect & institutional portfolios – how can institutional investors leverage bitcoin’s extremely low correlation with traditional asset classes to optimize their portfolios?
Moderator: Leon Marshall, Head Of Europe, Genesis Global Capital
Fabio Federici, Founder And Chief Experience Officer, Base58 Capital
Miha Grcar, Head Of Business Development, Bitstamp Ltd.
Edd Carlton, Institutional Digital Asset Trader, Flow Traders
Liam Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, Alphabit Digital Currency Fund
Oct 1710:00
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Forget Emerging Technology as a lone catalyst for change, successful disruption is all about emerging trends

Keynotes
·Understanding the variables that matter - what are regulators and policy makers actually focusing on, what is likely to change, what’s noise? ·Before betting on success, you must be able to honestly answer the question - with blockchain / DLT or any emerging tech - what are we actually trying to solve/enable here?·A few thoughts where this is all going and how to best find opportunities - Responding to potential emerging technology disruption is more understand emerging trends in the world of financial market infrastructure.
Michael Coletta, Lead Blockchain Architect And Developer, London Stock Exchange Group
Oct 1711:40
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Optimal market making – using emerging concepts like reinforcement learning to improve performance

Automated Trading & HPC
Ivan Zhdankin, Associate Quantitative Analyst, Thalesians
Oct 1711:40
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Finding patterns in intra-day trading – how to capitalize on the overall impact on the market from day traders

Alternative Data & Quant
  • Major events – how are prices fluctuating based on newsworthy events?
  • Risk – how does the high level of risk for intra-trading impact a traders decision making?
Gilles Drigout, Quantitative Researcher, Société Générale
Sandrine Ungari, Head of Cross Asset Quantitative Research, Société générale
Oct 1711:40
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AI Explainability - From opaque ‘black-box’ models to explainable predictions

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
Ricardo Cruz, Senior Consultant, Delta Capita
Oct 1711:40
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Trading Crypto Beyond 2019 – how will cryptocurrencies be traded in the future?

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • High Frequency Trading - developing the systems necessary to trade on a relatively high-latency infrastructure
  • Options - preparing for the buildout of derivatives that allow for less risk
  • ETFs - will the SEC allow for an explosion of crypto exchange traded funds?
  • Security Tokens - which tokens will be tied to tangible assets and how will that impact the market overall?
  • Privacy - how will future tokens avoid being tracked through chain analysis?
Moderator: Aaron Winkler, Founder, Hamilton Digital Assets
Laurenz Apiarius, Managing Director, Blockwall
Andrea Bonaceto, Chief Executive Officer, Eterna Capital
Jakob Palmstierna, Director Of Investments, GSR
Mervyn Maistry, Managing Director And Founder, Kintaro Capital
Oct 1712:00
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Evolution of the fixed income trading landscape leading to more automation & STP

Automated Trading & HPC
Mauricio Sada-Paz, Managing Director, Barclays
Oct 1712:00
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Alternative Data in the investment world - signals, processes and risk

Alternative Data & Quant
Alexander Denev, Head of AI - Financial Services Advisory, Deloitte
Oct 1712:00
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What lies beyond risk management – from too big to fail to too complex to survive

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
Jacek Marczyk, Chief Technology Officer, Optimum Complexity
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 1: Speed on a budget – determining the right connectivity architecture based on costs

Automated Trading & HPC
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 2: Automation in the cloud – structuring off-site systems for asset managers

Automated Trading & HPC
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 3: Asset Manager solutions - staying relevant in the face of coded solutions

Automated Trading & HPC
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 4: Post-Brexit Trading

Automated Trading & HPC
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 10: Market Data

Alternative Data & Quant
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 11: Cleaning Data

Alternative Data & Quant
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 12: Trading Volatility

Alternative Data & Quant
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 9: Smart Beta

Alternative Data & Quant
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 13: Designing machine learning algorithms for trading & portfolio strategies

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 14: The Future of Asset Management

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 15: The superiority of the machines? – Opportunities and limits of using algorithms in financial decision making

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 16: Natural Language Processing – how are A.I. systems transforming sentiment analysis?

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 5: Global Regulatory Infrastructure – understanding what's necessary for developing simplified mass adoption of blockchain

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 6: Systematic cryptocurrency trading – applying quantitative principles to capture ‘crypto alpha’ in digital currency markets

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 7: STO’s – a guide to navigating through credible opportunities as an investor or fundraiser

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
Oct 1712:20
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Roundtable 8: International Crypto Centers – what regions are best for crypto funds and why?

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
Oct 1714:10
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High-performance infrastructure strategy – how are you aligning HPC hardware & software to optimize performance?

Automated Trading & HPC
  • To invest or not to invest –what types of latency problems are best addressed through hardware implementation vs. a software-based approach?
  • Future of FPGAs in trading – how will FPGAs fit into the future market landscape as the pursuit of alpha straddles between faster and smarter trading?
  • 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 otFher big data technologies into your trading operation
  • Big data productivity tools & software utilities – compilers, debuggers, performance analysis and visualization tools
Moderator: Christopher Brown, Former Director - Citi Electronic Execution, Systematic & Quant Trading Solutions, Citigroup
Matthew Patterson, European Head Of It Infrastructure, Mako
Stephen Warr, Head Of Technology, XR Trading
Dennis Fleurbaaij, Technology Lead, Quantitative Trading, Optiver
Oct 1714:10
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Determining Risk – how funds are analysing how much risk they’re willing to take and utilising new technologies to enhance risk management

Alternative Data & Quant
  • Simulations – Applying stress testing into existing enterprise infrastructure
  • Compute-intensive risk – how are quants and risk managers using the cloud to scale up modelling capacity without breaking the bank on building new data centres?
  • Modernisation of data management – incorporating new technologies and open source software for smarter betas
  • Predictive analytics – working with vendors and third-party affiliates on algorithmic tools to measure future risk
Moderator: Sally Sfeir Tait, Co-Founder & CEO, Regul-ai-tion
Nadhem Meziou, Head Of Fixed Income Quantitative Research, Natixis
Maurizio Garro, Senior Manager, Lloyds banking group
Mariia Zalevskaya, Data Scientist, Hsbc
Anthony Chung, Founder, ThirdWave AI Ltd.
Oct 1714:10
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AI & machine learning for trading and investing – what new tools, strategies and products are on the horizon?

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
  • Machine learning models – supervised learning, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning
  • Smart data & real-time indicators – have technology providers solved the challenge of enabling the real-time delivery of accurate and relevant macroeconomic indicators?
  • AI & machine learning solutions for emerging data sources – using the latest advances in cognitive computing, deep learning and neural networking to extract unique insights from unstructured and alternative data sources
Moderator: Miquel Noguer Alonso, Co-Founder, Artificial Intelligence Finance Institute
Jimmy Carlsson, Chief Technical Officer, Century Analytics
Harsh Prasad, Vice President - Quant Analytics, Morgan Stanley
Francesco Filia, Chief Executive Officer And Chief Information Officer, Fasanara Capital
Oct 1714:10
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Crypto Custodians – how is the way digital assets are stored impacting the way cryptocurrencies are traded?

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Cybersecurity – using cold storage and protocols to safely hold cryptocurrencies
  • Digital Wallets – developing secure keys for on and offline wallets
  • Balance of power – should exchanges be allowed to act as custodians and brokers?
  • Number of Custodians – are digital assets safer with a lesser amount of large institutions holding AUM?
Moderator: Paul Gordon, Founder, Coinscrum
Demelza Hays, Fund Manager, Incrementum Ag
Alex Batlin, Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Trustology
Dmitry Tokarev, Chief Executive Officer, Copper Technologies
Charlie Méraud, Co-Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Woorton
Oct 1714:50
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Maximizing connectivity – how are you balancing latency & bandwidth in 2019?

Automated Trading & HPC
  • Network overload – is shortwave radio, despite its massive bandwidth deficit, a viable way for traders to make a low-latency transatlantic connection?
  • New world of alpha discovery – how are firms balancing speed and bandwidth as the algorithmic trading arms race turns toward ingesting and analyzing increasing volumes and varieties of real-time data?
  • Network monitoring – solutions, methods and technologies for identifying trends, detecting outliers and correcting excessive latency and jitter in real time
  • Risks around building ULL systems – moving data centres, cost of data, exchanges changing the rules
Moderator: Christopher Brown, Former Director - Citi Electronic Execution, Systematic & Quant Trading Solutions, Citigroup
Toby Williams, Head Of Products, euNetworks
Michael Bauer, Director of Technical Pre-Sales, BSO
Drake Livingston, Vice President Business Development, Zayo
Oct 1714:50
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Evaluating Datasets – analyzing alternative data through technology and human capital

Alternative Data & Quant
  • Data sources – sifting through the streams of data from vendors and other third parties to achieve peak performance
  • Training the model – using algorithms to understand the context of financial conversation
  • Building the system – which hardware and software systems are necessary for storing and running data analysis at the lowest latencies?
  • Additional examination – running further analysis of output from algorithms or AI systems for cleaner and structured results
Moderator: Vik Bansal, Portfolio Manager, ADG Trading LLP
Rani Piputri, Head Of Automated Intelligence Investing, N.N. Investment Partners
Rob Carver, Trader, Systematic Money
Abhijeet Gaikwad, Portfolio Manager, Trium Capital
David Jessop, Consultant, David Jessop Consultancy
Oct 1714:50
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Utilising Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to generate a more diversified portfolio

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
  • Land of Opportunity – tapping into tech startups from Berlin to London to build more complex AI systems
  • Learning for a Purpose – realising the true fundamental effects of machine learning to best correlate data and returns
  • Predictive analytics – using algorithmic tools to measure future risk
  • Who’s moving markets – understanding the true players and their impact on prices to construct a more useful AI system
Moderator: Iuliia Shpak, Quantitative Strategies Specialist, Sarasin and Partners Llp
Benjamin Moritz, Executive Partner, HQ Asset Management GmbH
Hans-Joerg Von Mettenheim, Founding Partner, Keynum Investments SAS
Shiliang Tang, Chief Investment Officer, LedgerPrime
Oct 1714:50
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Blockchain, crypto & the future of money – how will decentralized platforms change the cross-border flow of currency and commerce?

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Industry trends & business drivers – evolving customer needs, aging core infrastructure, innovation across payment products and services
  • Economic impact – how crypto assets will change the dynamics of investing much in the same way the Internet changed the flow of information
  • Opportunities for banks – improved operational efficiencies, increased digitization, parlaying enhanced infrastructure into a platform for additional innovation across businesses and product lines
  • The promise of blockchain/DLT – the ideal design for addressing concerns around trust, lack of transparency, cross- border complexities?
  • Global transaction turbo boost – how can a blockchain-based network reduce settlement time and lower costs for international payments?
Moderator: Shyam Kamadolli, Managing Partner, Applied Crypto Ventures
Marta Piekarska, Director Of Ecosystem, Hyperledger
Greg Carson, Head Of Corporate Development And Venture Capital, XBTO
Veronica Mihai, Founding Partner, Bloomwater Capital
Matthew Kaye, Managing Partner, Blockhead Capital
Oct 1716:00
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The alpha of trade performance – how to harness emerging technologies to develop smarter execution, optimize trading algorithms & predict market behavior

Automated Trading & HPC
  • Less alpha, tighter spreads, thinner margins & increased risk aversion – how must quant funds, trading firms, asset managers and banks adjust when implementing a market data strategy?
  • Performance measurement solutions – post-trade, intra-day and real-time cost analysis
  • Capturing, cleansing, storing & analyzing market data – how to enable alpha discovery across asset classes and geographies in turbulent market conditions
  • Vendor relationships – the build vs. buy puzzle and working with your provider to improve performance, capacity and cost efficiency
  • Real-time insights – how can traders use visualization technology to aid in real-time pattern discovery and outlier detection?
Moderator: Matthew Mcloughlin, Partner And Head Of Trading, Liontrust Asset Management Plc
Daniel Riches, Head Of Equities Dealing, M&G Investments
Glen High, Quantitative Analyst, Ostrum Asset Management
Oliver Chapman, Director, Barclays
Oct 1716:00
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Alternative data infrastructure – aligning technology, and strategy to achieve peak investment performance

Alternative Data & Quant
  • Outsourcing vs. internalizing – how to decide whether to fully outsource, partially outsource of fully internalize big data infrastructure?
  • Data integration – how to incorporate new datasets into existing trading processes?
  • Machine learning & analysis tools – visualization software, open-source libraries
  • Human capital dynamics – how to assemble the most effective team to execute your alternative data strategy
Moderator: Charbel Gereige, Vice President, BlackRock
Giuliano De Rossi, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs
Karan Jain, Head Of Technology, Westpac
Oct 1716:00
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TCA and AI analytics – how can AI be utilized for better trade execution?

A.I. & Advanced Analytics
  • Trading Strategy – confirming and developing algorithms that align with a firm’s preferred method of execution
  • System Integration – tying in datasets, 3rd party information, and analytical tools for alpha generation
  • Real-Time analytics – connecting to the most up-to-date trading costs for more informed decision making
  • Post-Trade analytics – factoring in variable’s like daily volume and volatility to optimize trading strategies
Moderator: Richard Edwards, Managing Director, HED Capital
Antonios Georgiadis, Former Senior Data Scientist, Credit Suisse
Khalil Dayri, Director, Quantitative Trading Execution, Societe Generale
Ryan Chidley, Senior Equity Trader, APG Asset Management
Oct 1716:00
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Crypto trading infrastructure – architecting platforms for institutional crypto products

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Execution – what systems are in place to provide trade certainty?
  • Cloud connection – will trades slow down if moved to off-site servers?
  • Liquidity – how are exchanges keeping up with a rise in volume?
  • Liquidity vs. Volatility – which matters more for institutional traders?
  • Technology sharing – is it an advantage for crypto exchanges to purchase tech from traditional markets?
  • Security & compliance – innovation and initiatives for bolstering security
Moderator: Brian Taylor, Managing Director, B.T.A. Consulting
Nic Niedermowwe, Chief Executive Officer, Prime Factor Capital
Simon Heinrich, CIO, B2C2
Stephen Kelso, Head Of Galaxy Digital, Europe, Galaxy Digital
George Zarya, CEO, BEQUANT
Oct 1716:40
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Tokenising assets: how will blockchain change the meaning of liquidity?

Keynotes
  • Securities – a new landscape for traditional stock trading
  • Real Estate – changes to investing via blockchain REITs
  • Real assets – using blockchain to purchase commodities, art, diamonds, and other alternative assets
  • Token Offerings – understanding the digital space to gain a leg up in raising capital funds
  • Exchanges – how blockchain and tokenization will lead to AI-only exchanges
Moderator: Marta Piekarska, Director Of Ecosystem, Hyperledger
JOHN FENTON, CEO, Eleven Ten Consultancy Services
Jan Baeriswyl, Co-Founder, Meshprime Technologies
Alexandre Azoulay, Managing Partner, SGH Capital
Dr. Amber Ghaddar, Co-Founder, AllianceBlock
last published: 16/Oct/19 17:25 GMT

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