Sales Have Ended
Sales Have Ended
The US Equities market not only is evolving; it is being completely reshaped. The push to remove conflicts, unbundle research, and analyze execution information has buy-side firms focused on efficiency, while the election of Donald Trump has cast into doubt ideas about global trade, regulation, and the overall direction of the economy that we have held sacrosanct for the past 100 years. How these forces align or collide not only will impact how we do business, but also how we live, invest and trade. Learn how these macro issues will shape the US and global equity markets at TABB Group’s 9th Equity trading event.
3:30 – 4 pm – Registration & Networking
4 pm – Welcome
4:05 pm – Opening Address and a Look at the Equity Markets
4:15-4:45 pm – Armchair
4:45 – 5:15 pm – A New President, A New Direction: What Does It Mean?
President Trump is in office, his Cabinet is filled, and the regulatory agencies are staffed. What does it all mean for the markets? Will Reg NMS be repealed, and what would that mean for order protection? What will be the fate of the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule? Will market structure change? Will we continue in the same direction set by SEC chair White, or will we move back to a more “buyer beware” market? This panel will read the tea leaves to better understand what is coming down the pike.
5:15 – 5:45 pm – MiFID II – The Unbundling
Even as US president Donald Trump moves to tear down regulation, the implementation of MiFID II and the unbundling of research and execution commissions is fast approaching. While the regulation is European-based, the majority of US money managers and brokers likely will be impacted dramatically. This panel will look at where we are and what still needs to be done, as well as MiFID II’s impacts on everything from research consumption, valuation and payment to the cost of execution.
5:45 – 6:15 pm – Refreshment Break
6:15 – 6:45 pm – Best Execution: Measuring Transaction Cost in a Microsecond World
Measuring transaction cost is both an art and a science. As a buy-side firm, which benchmarks do you use? How do you track both explicit and implicit costs? Do you know which venues your order was routed to and when? In increasingly faster markets, these questions are more and more difficult to answer. This panel will examine measuring best execution and how venue selection and order routing, as well as real-time data, are changing the way firms look at execution cost.
6:45 – 7:15 pm – Is Technology Helping or Hurting?
With a highly fragmented marketplace, equities market participants must use the latest technology to access various venues while limiting information leakage. As a result, they are forced to manage a host of different algorithms and order types, and the average order size continues to shrink. Does the technological evolution of the equities markets make it easier or more difficult to find liquidity?
7:15 pm – Closing Remarks
7:30 – 8:30 pm – Reception