TradeTech FX USA 2018

February 12-February 14, 2018

Eden Roc Hotel, Miami FL.

Contact Us: 44 (0) 207 367 9576

We're already at work booking an industry-leading roster of speakers for 2018 - keep an eye on this page for updates.

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Steve Eisman
Steve Eisman
The inspiration behind ‘The Big Short’ , Managing Director, Portfolio M
Neuberger Berman (Eisman group)
Michael Koegler
Michael Koegler
Principal
ViableMKTS

A successful Financial Technology and Capital Markets Executive for over 25 years with extensive experience in financial services and a wide range of product knowledge, including U.S. Treasuries, Agencies, Mortgage-backed Securities, Municipal Securities, Corporate Credit and Fixed Income Derivatives. I have held significant leadership positions within Investment Banking and Financial Technology firms, focusing on Institutional Fixed Income Sales, Trading and Market Structure. My success has been driven by: ➢ Delivering solid results in leadership roles across business development, sales, marketing and strategy, specializing in Exchange-Traded and OTC Fixed Income products. ➢ Developing and implementing highly effective strategies that generate significant revenue and longstanding client relationships. ➢ Combining a winning blend of strategic acumen, team leadership, communications skills and a collaborative style. ➢ Producing exemplary results in managing the sales process for complex financial services initiatives through hands-on involvement and cross-functional delegation. My specialties Include: Leadership, Financial Product Sales, Sales Strategies, Consultative Sales, Client Relationship Management, Exchange-Traded Futures and Options, OTC Derivatives, Electronic Trading, Fixed Income Cash Products, Institutional Sales, Revenue Growth, Cross Sales, Team Leadership, Collaborative Management Style

Ed Boyle
Ed Boyle
Global Macro Portfolio Manager
American Century Investments
Innovation focused leader with over 25 years experience at leading finance and technology firms. Ability to manage, collaborate and communicate effectively across a wide range of interdisciplinary teams. Frequent public speaker at industry events on the growing importance of Fintech in global markets.
Ben Emons
Ben Emons
Chief Economist, Head of Credit Portfolio Management
Intellectus Partners
Experienced portfolio manager, strategist and published author with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Asset Management, Equities, Bonds, Investment Strategies, and Capital Markets. Strong finance professional with a MBA focused in Finance, General from University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business.
Isaac  Chang
Isaac Chang
Managing Director, Head of Trading
AQR Capital Management
Mr Howard Tai
Mr Howard Tai
Senior Analyst
Aite Group
Collin Crownover
Collin Crownover
Senior Managing Director, Head of Currency Management
State Street Global Advisors
Paul Richards
Paul Richards
President
Medley Global Advisors
Paul Richards is the President of Medley Global Advisors, a pre-eminent independent macro research company owned by the Financial Times. Originally from New Zealand Paul has spent 30 year in global financial markets including 20 years at UBS where he recently ran FX, Rates and Credit Sales in the Americas. Passionate about markets, he is is a regular guest on CNBC and Bloomberg and regularly speaks with some of the world's largest Money Managers
John Radle
Head of Trading
Campbell and Company
Brad Bailey
Brad Bailey
Research Director
Celent
Capital markets fintech. My 22 year Wall Street career has focused on market structure, trading technology, innovation, and partnership building. I assist firms in balancing existing infrastructure with emerging technologies. • Influencer-identify innovative technologies and disruptive business models that bridge fintech and financial technology. • Research Director focusing on industry competition, business model evolution, analytics, market data, trading platforms and venues, strategy, product development, channel strategy, strategic marketing & quant trading. • Passion for data and the story it tells about the generational shift in the capital markets taking place. • Trading technologist with deep technical understanding across stack of trading infrastructure. Global executive with extensive work experience in Europe, Japan and China. Expertise: Electronic Trading | Market Structure | FX | Fixed Income | Derivatives | Analytics | Market Data | Trading Technology | Electronic Market Making | DLT | Blockchain | Algorithmic Trading | Equities | Securities Regulation | Regulatory Engagement | Business Analysis | Order Routing | Options
Thomas Gentile
Head of FX
Crabel Capital Management
Rick Harper
Rick Harper
Head of Fixed Income and Currency
Wisdomtree Asset Management
Tomo Tokuyama
Head of Trading
First Quadrant
Andrew  Ralich
Andrew Ralich
CEO
oneZero Financial
Andrew brings extensive experience in both the software development and financial technology fields to his role at oneZero. As CEO, Andrew has led oneZero’s growth from a start-up to a global leader in enterprise-level software solutions for participants in the retail forex market. His primary areas of focus are product design, industry and competitive analysis, and managing long term partnerships.
Isaac Lieberman
Isaac Lieberman
President and CEO
Aston Capital Management
Lee Ferridge
Lee Ferridge
Head of FX Strategy
State Street Global Markets
Investment strategist focused on FX and Fixed Income markets. Extensive experience having worked in both the London and US markets. Strong quantitative skills and driven to produce tradable investment ideas.Significant client-facing experience across the leveraged and real money community. Has managed strategy teams for a number of years.
Joseph Pach
Joseph Pach
Head of FX Trading
Mellon Capital Management
SENIOR-LEVEL FINANCIAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL with history of successes in trading, market making, strategy development, and portfolio management in hedge funds and institutional asset management. Primary responsibility for trading in equity electronic markets, equity derivatives, commodities, and currencies for an asset manager with over $420 B AUM.
Steven  Reich
Steven Reich
Managing Director, FX and Commodities
GTS Securities
Alison Romano
Alison Romano
Senior Investment Officer
State Board of Administration for Florida
Melissa  Marquis
Melissa Marquis
Managing Director, Currency Trading Technology
Wellington Management Co.
Paul Aston
Paul Aston
CEO and Director
Tixall Global Advisors

Paul has worked in the financial industry since 1994, specializing in quantitative finance for multi‐asset strategies, including currency. Throughout his career he has held positions on both the buy and sell sides of the industry, cultivating unique experiences, expertise and insights as a quantitative strategist, portfolio manager, trader and sales person in global equities, global fixed income, derivatives and global foreign exchange. Paul spent the first half of his career on the buy‐side holding prominent positions at Baring Asset Management, Santander Global Advisors, Putnam Investments, Fleet/Columbia Management and at his own fund Prometheus Quantitative Strategies. On the sell‐side Paul has spent the later part of his career specializing in strategies and quantitative alpha generation, utilizing electronic and algorithmic trading techniques, at Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and TD Securities. Paul is established as one of the industry’s leading authorities on the subject of market microstructure in global foreign exchange and transaction cost analysis (TCA), having published a myriad of widely read papers on these subjects as well as being the named inventor of two important patented solutions for FX TCA. Paul holds Master degrees in Mathematical Economics and Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelors degree in Music Composition from Boston University and the New England Conservatory of Music.

Philippe Burke
Philippe Burke
Portfolio Manager
Apache Capital Management

Philippe oversees the portfolio management strategy across multiple asset classes, covering both Apache’s New York and Hong Kong Offices. Under Philippes remit, he has direct responsibility for research, data and analytics, where he has mastered how to best aggregate and analyse both internal and external data to predict trends and find new opportunities. Philippe will be sharing this innovative approach during his panel during day 2 of TradeTech FX.

Paul Shahied
Paul Shahied
Senior Foreign Exchange Trader
Fidelity Investments
John Bird
John Bird
Chief Operating Officer
Tixall Global Advisors
Tixall Global Advisors is a liquidity and execution manager for global foreign exchange. We are an external, fiduciary resource that helps institutional investors, corporations, and hedge funds re-capture alpha that is typically lost to sub-optimal execution.Quantitative portfolio and risk advisory. Experience in portfolio management, risk management, corporate advisory, quantitative markets research, consulting, and trading.
Chung Ma
Chung Ma
Portfolio Manager
Virginia Retirement System
Proven investment professional who delivers consistently high-quality results. Executes a hybrid approach of systematic management with shorter-term discretionary market signals for risk management. Effective communicator to any audience, from the executive to the lay person. Specialties: - Emerging markets equity - Optimal FX hedge ratios - Servicing clients and prospecting future clients - Creating customized portfolio solutions for clients’ specific needs - Portfolio optimization to balance the risk-reward trade-off; multivariate regression and modeling
Eric Busay
Eric Busay
Senior Investment Officer
Mountain Pacific Group
Founding member, Board member and Secretary and Chairman for the Foreign Exchange Professionals Association FXPA, 2015-16 link www.fxpa.org Initial member for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Foreign Exchange Subcommittee 2008-14 Advisory Board Member for the new Wealth Preservation Unit (WPU), a FTSE benchmark Former Regent for CFA Institute's Financial Analyst Seminar Board Former Global Pensions 100 Panel and Awards Judge Interests include any application of currency to international investing, derivative transactions and cross currency exposures. Specialties: Published papers: • A Framework to Determine a Currency Hedge Ratio as a chapter in a Risk Waters book, " Currency Management: Overlay and Alpha Trading” • Currency Return Attribution for International Fixed Income and Equity as a chapter in a Risk Waters book “Foreign Exchange: A Practitioner’s Approach to the Market” • Establishing Benchmarks for Currency, The Disentangling of Currency Returns - The Journal of Performance Measurement, Winter 2008/2009, 50th Issue.
Irina Isaakova
Irina Isaakova
Vice President and Director
TD Asset Management

As a Head of Fixed Income Trading, Irina oversees a team of 4 traders responsible for trading Canadian government and corporate bonds, US treasuries, US high yield, global sovereign debt, CDS, money market, repo and forwards (AUM of $159B as at December 31, 2014). Prior to managing the Fixed Income Trading Team, Irina was responsible for trading equities and exchange-traded derivatives. Before joining the Trading Team, as a member of the Risk Management Team, Irina was involved in trade oversight across all asset classes traded by our organization. Her previous experience with other asset classes enables her to opine on differences and similarities in market structure, operational platforms, trade data and analytics.

Dan Viola
Dan Viola
Partner
Sadis and Goldberg
Daniel G. Viola is the Head of the Regulatory and Compliance Group.  He structures and organizes broker-dealers, investment advisers, funds and regularly counsels investment professionals in connection with regulatory and corporate matters.  Mr. Viola served as a Senior Compliance Examiner for the Northeast Regional Office of the SEC, where he worked from 1992 through 1996. During his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Viola worked on several compliance inspection projects and enforcement actions involving examinations of registered investment advisers, ensuring compliance with federal and state securities laws. Mr. Viola’s examination experience includes financial statement, performance advertising, and disclosure document reviews, as well as, analysis of investment adviser and hedge fund issues arising under ERISA and blue-sky laws.
After leaving the SEC, Mr. Viola founded VIOCO, Ltd. (“VIOCO”), which provided consulting services to investment advisers and broker-dealers in the field of regulatory compliance, including compliance policy planning and implementation of soft dollar reviews, mock SEC compliance audits, and compliance training for supervisory personnel. VIOCO also served as a consultant to provide mandated corrective consulting to investment advisers that were sanctioned by the SEC.
From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Viola served as General Counsel for Andover Brokerage LLC, which was ultimately  acquired by SunGard (NYSE:SDS). Andover was a self-clearing member firm of the NASD, currently known as FINRA and a trading/technology firm that provided direct-access trading, order routing, and brokerage and clearing services to the professional traders. From 2002 to early 2006, Mr. Viola served as the General Counsel to the Carlin Financial Group, which was ultimately acquired by RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Mr.  Viola then founded his own law firm and eventually merged it into Sadis & Goldberg’s law practice in late 2006.
Amish  Naik
Amish Naik
Americas Head Algo iX
BNP Paribas
Grant Taylor
Grant Taylor
Global Head of Discretionary FX Trading
UNTL Capital
Grant Taylor is Global Head of Discretionary FX Trading for UNTL. In his unique role, Taylor is focused on developing new and innovative ways to optimize FX trading for the firm as well as to expand the overall discretionary trading business. Taylor has nearly 17 years of industry experience focusing on trading multiple asset classes. Taylor has held roles as Head Statistical Arbitrage Trader at Bass Brothers, Head of Trading at Score Securities, Head of Institutional FX, Equity and Algorithmic Trading at Penson and most recently Institutional FX Trading and Sales at Cantor Fitzgerald. Taylor holds a BBA in Finance from Texas Christian University.
Victoria Cumings
Victoria Cumings
Managing Director Americas, Global FX Division
SIFMA
Robert  Muscat
Robert Muscat
Execution Services and Quantitative Trading
Millennium Capital Partners
Mr Kevin McPartland
Mr Kevin McPartland
Head of Market Structure Research
Greenwich Associates
Kevin McPartland has nearly 20 years of experience in financial services with deep expertise in market structure and technology related to fixed income, FX and equity markets. Kevin has presented at a wide range of industry conferences and is quoted regularly in the financial media including The Economist, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Financial Times, ABC News, Business Week, Bloomberg News, Reuters News, Financial News, Wall Street & Technology, Advanced Trading and numerous other industry publications. He has also provided live and taped commentary for CNBC, National Public Radio, Bloomberg TV and Reuters TV. Kevin has also provided testimony in 2011 to the US Senate’s Banking Committee (June) and twice to the US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) (March, December).
Paresh Upadhyaya
Paresh Upadhyaya
Director of Currency Strategy
Pioneer Investments
Ken Chee
Ken Chee
Trader and Portfolio Manager
STRS Ohio

Ken Chee, CFA  professional with over 25 years of experience. His expertise includes international equity portfolio management, FX trading, hedging and execution, equity swap execution, derivative hedging strategies formulation, risk management, emerging market stocks selection, and external investment managers selection.

As a Portfolio Manager at STRS Ohio, Ken consistently delivers outstanding short-term and long-term risk-adjusted performance on a multi-billion international portfolio.
He has also implemented a 50% currency hedging policy and is actively managing the currency hedging program. Prior to STRS Ohio, Ken was a Senior Risk Analyst at Bank One (currently JP Morgan) and Huntington Bank

John  Crouch
John Crouch
Founder and CEO
Ideal Prediction
John Crouch founded Ideal Prediction to bridge the gap between data science and finance. His 20 years of trading experience is balanced: large banks and small HFTs, managing sell-side desks and proprietary trading groups, voice and fully-automated execution, and across many liquid FICC products. John holds an S.B. and an M.Eng from MIT in EECS and an M.S. in mathematics from NYU. His free time is focused on family in addition to serving on the boards of Broadway Technology and The HOPE Program.