11 MAY 2017
The Andaz, Liverpool Street, London



The 2017 European Capital Markets Forum conference programme has now been announced. Please see the 2017 agenda below.

12:00 - 13:00

Registration opens

Light lunch available

13:00 - 13:10

Welcome remarks

Rick McVey, Chairman and CEO, MarketAxess

13:10 – 14:00

Opening Keynote — Sebastian Mallaby

14:00 – 14:50

Market structure under the microscope – the role of innovation and regulation

(Great Eastern)

  • The use of technology and market information - what can we learn from one another?
  • With low rates and capital constraints, who can manage major market shock absorption?
  • What role does regulation have in creating new market innovations?
  • How are budgets being prioritised to maximise cost savings, invest in regulatory compliance but take advantage of new technology?
  • What steps are firms taking for a changing operational landscape in light of Brexit?
14:50 – 15:15

Coffee break

15:15 – 16:05

Trading Stream

(Great Eastern)

The influence of MiFID II on market information – positives and negatives

  • What impact will pre- and post-trade transparency have on fixed income markets?
  • What tools are available to help firms meet their best execution requirements?
  • What’s the end result of research unbundling?
  • Is the role of market data and management information, including TCA, changing in the trade workflow?

Post-Trade Stream 


From the front- to back-office – the growing importance of technology in light of regulatory change

  • Ecosystem of the trade lifecycle – previously driven by settlement and now includes accurate and timely regulatory reporting
  • Tying trading decisions and real-time regulatory/compliance decisions
  • The role of accurate data
  • The evolution of real-time technology in connecting front and back office processes
  • The blurring of regulatory requirements cross-asset class
16:10 – 17:00

New market opportunities – products, participants and investment styles

(Great Eastern)

  • Automated market making models and algorithms
  • What role do ETFs play in fixed income markets?
  • New trading protocols and portfolio construction
  • Can the EM tidal wave continue?
  • What role does Asia play in the global credit landscape?

Closing Keynote: Tim Harford


Closing Remarks

Rick McVey, Chairman and CEO, MarketAxess


18:00 – 23:00