What to look out for at this year’s TradeTech virtual event

Ahead of the virtual TradeTech event this week, The TRADE takes a look at some of the hottest panels and keynote speeches that you shouldn’t miss.

By Editors

Day one

10.20 CEST
All Star Panel: What are the skillsets required for today’s traders in the new remote working environment and how can you optimise workflow and enforce regulatory compliance?

Given the global pandemic this year, which has forced entire trading desks and operations into remote working environments, this discussion on the skillset’s traders need to thrive in the new norm will certainly prove interesting. With buy-side trading heads from PIMCO, Vanguard Asset Management and Capital Group giving their thoughts, this is one session not to be missed.

12.25 CEST
All Star Panel: Exploring future sell-side services: How have buy-side requirements changed and how is the broker community adapting as a result?

Trading representatives from UBS Asset Management, Liontrust Asset Management, Citi and Virtu will debate the future of the sell-side in this session. As the recent market volatility will have brought about new trends in terms of the buy-side’s relationship with brokers, this discussion could prove to be interesting.

14.15 CEST: 
Fire Side Chat: Outsourcing the trading desk and building operational resilience: evaluating the pros, cons and true competitive advantages of each

Amundi’s deputy global head of trading, Gianluca Minieri, will share his thoughts a trend that has swept the industry in recent years. As outsourced trading providers claim the pandemic has accelerated demand for their services, don’t miss this discussion on the pros, cons and advantages of each outsourced trading desk.

17.05 CEST
LIVE All-star Panel: Reflecting on the evolution of the equities landscape and how it adapted and reinvented itself through the years

This buy-side only all-star panel, featuring heads of trading at BlackRock, Capital Group, Invesco and Schroders, is perhaps the hottest panel on this year’s agenda. Hear from senior buy-side traders on how the equities trading landscape has evolved, and how the coronavirus crisis compares with the events of 2008.

Day two

10.00 CEST
Buy-side Keynote Interview: How can data- driven decisions help you better navigate turbulent markets and identify new opportunities that benefit your end investors?

Hear from State Street Global Advisor’s global chief investment officer, Richard Lacille, on the latest quantitative techniques that are informing decision-making. He will also reveal how you can build models using your trading data to better identify signals to predict market movements and trends.

10.20 CEST
All Star Panel: How to leverage Machine Learning to transform front office activities and how can you best overcome the common pitfalls to get it right first time?

As machine learning continues to dominate discussions on technology in trading, you won’t want to miss this session with AXA Investment Managers’ global head of trading, Yannig Loyer, and Natixis Investment head of technology, George Marootian. They will be looking at how machine learning technology can used for smarter decision-making across the trade lifecycle.

12.00 CEST
LIVE Regulatory Fire-side chat: What measures are European financial regulators taking to protect investors and support an efficient and transparent market?

The European Commission’s Tilman Lueder and managing director at the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), Pablo Portugal, will sit down to discuss whether the regulatory framework is fit for purpose given the current circumstances. They will also debate the impact of the pandemic on regulatory reforms, including MiFID II.