2017 MiFID II Implementation Conference Agenda

This conference, and accompanying buyside only workshop, will examine the remaining obstacles for the buyside to implementation of requirements under MiFID II, the effects of changes to key requirements for the buyside, cross-border issues of concern to US firms, and industry solutions to address new requirements for the buyside.

7:30 - 8:20am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:20 - 8:30am  Opening Remarks

8:30 - 10:30am

Buyside-Only Workshop

Separated into small groups, participants in the buyside-only morning workshop will have the opportunity to discuss with their peers their experiences to date in preparing for implementation, as well as raise any remaining issues with, and obtain guidance from, outside experts.

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Research and unbundling
  • Best execution
  • Trade reporting and transparency
  • Impact of changes to European market structure

Facilitators:

James Baugh
Director, Head of European Market Structure
Citigroup Global Markets

Scott Douglass
Americas Head of Commission Management Services
Instinet

Remco Lenterman
Head of Global Business Development
Citadel Securities

Per Loven
Commercial Director
TRADEcho

Leonard Ng
Partner
Sidley

Mike Stepanovich
President, Enterprise Services
Visible Alpha

Andrew Upward
ETF Strategist
Jane Street

10:30 - 11:00am

Refreshments and Networking Break

11:00 - 11:45am

Trade Reporting and Pre- and Post-Trade Transparency Issues – How the Buyside Can Manage and Decipher the Multitude of Data

  • Legal and commercial challenges for the buyside
  • Implications for the buyside of new reporting requirements
  • Tools to meet pre- and post-trade transparency obligations
  • Examination of how the new requirements are being met in practice

Speakers:

Ari Burstein, Moderator
President
Capital Markets Strategies

Per Loven
Commercial Director
TRADEcho

Gary Stone
Regulatory Analyst and Market Structure Strategist, Bloomberg Regulatory Policy Group
Bloomberg LP

Venetia Woo
Global Structural Reform and Prudential Regulations Offering Lead for North America
Accenture

11:45am - 12:30pm

A New Way of Looking at Best Execution and Trading Under MiFID II

  • Solutions to performing analysis of order execution arrangements and execution policies
  • Impact on investment advisers of issues surrounding equivalence determinations for trading venues and exchanges
  • Compliance with, and documentation required, under new best execution requirements
  • Implications for investment advisers of changes to European market structure and trading venues

Speakers:

Justin Schack, Moderator
Managing Director and Partner
Rosenblatt Securities

Remco Lenterman
Head of Global Business Development
Citadel Securities

John C. Roeser
Associate Director, Division of Trading and Markets
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Andrew Upward
ETF Strategist
Jane Street

Clive Williams
Head of Equity Trading
T. Rowe Price 

12:30 - 1:30pm

Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

A "Fireside Chat" on the Future of Research, the Evolving Relationship Between the Buyside and Sellside, and the Impact on Investment Advisers

Simon Bound
Global Director of Research
Morgan Stanley

Kevin Cronin
Global Head of Trading
Invesco

1:30 - 2:15pm

Unbundling and the Provision of Research – Remaining Legal and Compliance Issues for the Buyside

  • Addressing cross-border conflicts in the provision of research
  • Proposed solutions in the US to provide regulatory relief to market participants
  • Alternatives for structuring payments for research to comply with US regulations
  • Challenges for payments for fixed-income research under MiFID II

Speakers:

Leonard Ng, Moderator
Partner
Sidley

Kevin Cronin
Global Head of Trading
Invesco

Sandy Bragg
Principal
Integrity Research Associates

Additional Speakers to be Announced

2:15 - 3:00pm

Unbundling and the Provision of Research – Remaining Operational Issues and Industry Solutions for the Buyside

  • Research payment and commission management solutions
  • Examination of necessary processes to evidence research spending
  • Operational issues of concern to the buy side

Speakers:

Ari Burstein, Moderation
President
Capital Markets Strategies

Will Anderson
Head of Product
Dealogic

Scott Douglass
Americas Head of Commission Management Services
Instinet

Steven A. Moreno
Senior Vice President, Global Research Relationship Manager
Capital Group Companies

Mike Stepanovich
President, Enterprise Services
Visible Alpha

3:00pm

Closing Remarks and Conference Adjournment