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TradeTech France 2012

TradeTech France 2012 13 February 2012Hotel Pullman, Paris, Tour Eiffel http://www.ftseglobalmarkets.com/

TradeTech France is a boutique conference exclusively for the electronic trading community of the Francophone nations bringing speakers from across Europe to Paris. At a time when global regulatory change is set to revolutionise market structure in Europe this event, held in French and English languages, offers the buy side a unique opportunity to come together and assess how these sweeping changes, such as MiFID II, will impact their industry and trading system choices.

Speakers will be drawn from across Europe, including heads of trading from leading asset managers, hedge funds and high frequency trading shops (HFT), as well as senior European regulators. Positioned at the start of the year to give a complete regulatory review at a time when European institutions will have just 12 months to fully comply with the directives of MIFID II, EMIR and Dodd-Frank, it is the chance for the French buy side to get into direct conversation with regulators and colleagues and peers from across Europe to interpret the letter and the spirit of the new directives.

Email us at tradetech@wbr.co.uk if you wish to apply for a FREE buy side ticket.

ONE DAY CONFERENCE
CRITICAL ISSUES

TradeTech France is built around senior level panel discussions. The Agenda will offer you critical insight on:

  • MiFID II: First-hand clarity on what you need to change today to comply with the MiFID Review
  • Market structure: Revealing strategies to successfully exploit the different types of fragmentation
  • High frequency trading and its market quality - Is the market better off with or without HFT?
  • Broker selection: Essential techniques and tools to analyse broker performance to ensure you select the best trading partner
  • Dark pools: Optimising your use of dark pools to minimise market impact when executing block trades
  • Trading systems & platforms: The very latest technology innovations and insights to pinpoint and exploit market liquidity
  • Maximising trading efficiency - the shortest routes in tomorrow's market with the lowest latency connectivity

Email us at tradetech@wbr.co.uk to ensure you are one of the first to receive the agenda.

For sell side firms, technology vendors and service providers who have an offering for the French buy side, there is no better place to showcase your solution than at TradeTech France.

A highly focused audience of 100+ senior equity trading professionals will attend, including:

  • Heads of Trading
  • Senior Traders
  • Heads of Connectivity
  • Senior Compliance professionals

From traditional and alternative asset managers, hedge funds and private banks from across France, Switzerland and Belgium

The one day format for this conference means that opportunities to speak at the event are very tightly restricted. To enquire about how to position yourself as a thought leader in the French market please contact us on +44 (0) 207 368 9465 or email tradetech@wbr.co.uk

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