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    Welcoming remarks

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    MiFID II: Initial Impressions 

    Our cross-industry panel of experts will discuss the initial changes under MiFID II, debating the early teething problems, what approaches various firms are taking to cope with the new regulations and what
    regulators can do to ease the burden.

    Hayley McDowell, senior reporter, The TRADE 
    Niki Beattie, founder and CEO, Market Structure
    Christoph Hock, head of multi-asset trading, Union Investment
    Tom Stenhouse, head of product equities, London Stock Exchange Group
    Geoffroy Vander Linder, head of business development, Trax

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    Investment Research 
    Bulge bracket banks and brokers are involved in investment research pricing wars and new breeds of independent research providers have come to the fore, the panel will debate how the buy side should adapt to this new model and if research quality and broker evaluation will increase as a result.

    John Brazier, editor, The TRADE

    Francis Land, director of brokerage & research services, IHS Markit
    Dr. Linn Karstadt, MiFID II consultant & electronic execution specialist
    Henry Price, CEO, Red Deer

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    Trading Venues 
    With the death of BCNs and emergence of SIs, where will order flows go now? The panel will discuss where trading flows are expected to go and what the effects of the delayed dark pool volume caps will be.

    Anish Puaar, market structure analyst, Rosenblatt Securities 
    Scott Bradley, head of sales & marketing, LSE cash secondary markets & Turquoise
    Graham Dick, head of client relationship, Aquis Exchange
    Simon Dove, head, liquidity management, Tower Research Capital Europe
    Gareth Exton, head of execution consulting, Liquidnet

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    Coffee & Networking Break 

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    Reporting issues have already proven troublesome for firms and regulators alike. This panel will consider how the new regime is operating so far and what still needs to be addressed, both by the regulators and platform providers to overcome these challenges.
    Paul Sinthunont, buy-side analyst, Aite Group
    Matthew Luff, MiFID II consultant, Janus Henderson
    Per Loven, Commercial Director, Boat Services, TRADEcho
    Lia Oyman, manager – GTS market and regulatory initiatives, Franklin Templeton Investments
    Ian Rennie, managing director, Kaizen Reporting

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    Best Execution 
    A panel of experts will discuss how qualitative decision-making will jostle with quantitative trade-offs between price and liquidity under new best execution requirements and how new transparency-focused technology solutions can help the buy side.

    Julia Streets, CEO and founder, Streets Consulting

    James Baugh, head of EMEA market structure, Citi
    Mark Ford, principal consultant & general manager, LiquidMetrix
    Martin Hendry, global equities, fixed income, derivatives & FX trader, Liontrust Asset Management


    Cocktail Reception