QED Conference - MiFID II / MiFIR

Striking a balance for Europe's financial markets

25 January 2012, 09.00 – 12.45

Square Brussels Meeting Center (formerly Palais des Congrès), Jardin du Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels


Morning Session: 09.00 - 12.50


Opening remarks by moderator, Dr Diego Valiante, ECMI Head of Research


Panel 1 - Market structure - the changing trading landscape

Competition vs fragmentation. Classification of trading venues. How do we create a level playing field between venues? Opportunities and problems with technological changes. High frequency trading.


Speaker line-up

Valérie Ledure Policy Officer, European Commission DG MARKT, unit G3 securites markets

Per Lovén Head of International Corporate Strategy, Liquidnet

Hubert Grignon Dumoulin Vice President and member of Executive Committee, Luxembourg Stock Exchange

Professor Brian Scott-Quinn Chairman ICMA Centre for Financial Markets, Henley Business School

Moderator: Dr Diego Valiante ECMI Head of Research  


Coffee break


Panel 2 - Transparency and investor protection

Pre-trade and post-trade transparency. Data consolidation. Liquidity vs transparency in different financial instruments. What level of dark trading is appropriate?


Speaker line-up

Olle Schmidt Member of the European Parliament, shadow rapporteur on MiFID

Simon Pilcher Chief Executive, Fixed Income, M&G, Prudential

Nick Collier Head of EMEA Government Relations, Thomson Reuters

Lindsey Rogerson Chair of the FSA Consumer Panel's European Working Group

Guillaume Prache Managing Director, Euroinvestors  


Lunch 12.45 – 13.45


Afternoon session 13.45 – 17.00


Panel 3 - OTC derivatives

Benefits from exchange trading vs the need for bespoke contracts. Transaction reporting for OTC derivatives.


Speaker line-up

Kay Swinburne Member of the European Parliament, shadow rapporteur on MiFID

Judith Hardt General Secretary, FESE

Hans Wolters Senior Policy Officer, The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets

Stewart Macbeth CEO, DTCC Deriv/Serv

Guillaume Prache Managing Director, Euroinvestors  




Panel 4 - Commodities

Differences and similarities between commodities and securities markets. Exemption for non-financial firms (end users)? Energy and emission trading.


Speaker line-up

Paulina Dejmek Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Barnier

Edouard Vieillefond Managing Director, Regulatory Policy and International Affairs Division, AMF

Peter R. Styles Board Member, European Federation of Energy Traders

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