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EFL Spring Conference 2010:
The New Financial Markets Infrastructure - Trading and Clearing –

February 23rd, 2010

Location: Casino, Campus Westend of Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
Address: Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Uncertainty in the financial markets combined with a difficult economic environment fosters the demand for market integrity and efficiency. Both on the trading and the clearing layer, competition and regulatory changes massively impact the business models of banks, brokers and market infrastructure providers.

For trading, key challenges are the competition of execution venues in Europe, further increasing market shares of Algo Traders and the Dark versus Lit Pool discussion. For clearing, OTC derivatives and the measures to foster the usage of centralized infrastructures for these products as well as the related challenges for standardization are at the centre of the current industry debate.

The EFL-Spring Conference 2010 will focus on these challenges based on presentations and panel discussions among high-profile representatives of key industry players, regulators and academics.

 

Agenda

The New Financial Markets Infrastructure - Trading and Clearing -

 

Time

Agenda Item

14:00

Arrival of guests and coffee

14:30
    -
14:40

Welcome

Peter Gomber, Co-Chair, E-Finance Lab, Goethe University Frankfurt

14:40
    -
15:00

Opening Speech

Frank Gerstenschläger, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse

15:00
    -
15:30

Trading - The View of Investors [slides]

Carl James, Global Head of Dealing, Fortis Investments

15:30
    -
15:45

Coffee Break

15:45
    -
16:15

The Trading Landscape in Europe and the US

Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations New York

16:15
    -
17:15

The European Trading Landscape (Panel Discussion)

  • Richard Balarkas, President and CEO, Instinet Europe
  • Robert Barnes, FSI Managing Director, UBS Investment Bank
  • Marcus Hooper, Executive Director,  Pipeline Financial Group
  • Carl James, Fortis Investment
  • Peter Randall, CEO, Equiduct Systems
  • Rainer Riess, Managing Director, Deutsche Börse

Moderator: Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International  Economics, Council on Foreign Relations New York

17:15
    -
17:30

Coffee Break

17:30
    -
18:00

OTC Derivatives Trading & Clearing in Europe after the Crisis

- The Perspective of the European Commission

Tatjana Verrier, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission

18:00
    -
18:30

OTC Derivatives Trading & Clearing in Europe after the Crisis

- The Perspective of the ECB [slides]

Andreas Schönenberger, European Central Bank

18:30
    -
19:30

Improving the Efficiency and Integrity of OTC Markets (Panel Discussion) 

  • Thomas Book, Member of the Executive Board Eurex Clearing
  • Lee McCormack, Vice President, Fixed Income, Morgan Stanley
  • Andreas Schönenberger, European Central Bank
  • Tatjana Verrier, European Commission
  • Stephen Wolff, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank

Moderator: Markus Heer, Managing Director, WM Data Service

Starting 19:30

Get Together: Continuation of discussions with beverages and food

 

For inquiries please contact our organizing team.