October 21, 2012
12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 22, 2012
7:30 am - 8:30 am
8:30 am - 8:40 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Phil Albinus, Editor in Chief, Advanced Trading
8:40 am - 9:25 am
The Buy Side Wish List
What does the buy side want from their broker-dealers? Better commission management tools? Even more market data? More TCA? Greater transparency into dark pools? How about proprietary or third-party research? Our panel looks at what your counterparties are failing to deliver and when to start shopping for an alternative. Is anyone really answering your needs as a long only asset manager or hedge fund manager?
9:25 am - 9:55 am
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
In this session, we examine the buy side's complaints about their counterparties. Are they gaming the system, picking them off, not being transparent? What can be done to resolve the mistrust and what can be done to reach true transparency? Matt Samelson, principal at Woodbine Associates, will present some of his recent research findings on the topic and a panel will discuss possible solutions.
9:55 am - 10:10 am
10:10 am - 10:45 am
Curing Commission Management Migraines
It's no secret that a prolonged slump in US equity trading volumes has forced buy-side traders to tighten their commission budgets for a third year in a row. With a smaller commission pool, investment managers are allocating as much as 56 percent of their commission pool to pay their research bills, according to a recent study. How are asset managers dealing with the stress of paying their research bills, while compensating their brokers for high touch and low-touch executions, algorithms, TCA and other value-added services?
10:50 am - 11:50 am
One-on-One Sponsor Meetings
11:50 am - 12:45 pm
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Buy Side Interactive Poll: So What Do You Think?
Now it's time to hear from the Buy-Side Trading Audience in a real-time interactive session where we poll the audience on a variety of topics, including trading strategy, use of dark pools, algorithms and more. Traders will be able to vote anonymously American Idol-style via Twitter or text message and the results will be shown in real time.
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
1:50 pm - 2:20 pm
2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
Insider Trading: Are the Feds At Your Door?
The FBI has enough cases of insider trading to staff an entire task force but the end is not in sight. What is insider trading in these days of social media? Can your firm take the hit in reputational risk if your partner is pictured in handcuffs in the New York Post or the Wall Street Journal? Our panel will examine how you can protect yourself and your firm's good name.
2:50 pm - 3:20 pm
Genuine Market Uncertainty, or Just an Excuse?
During the past five years, market "uncertainty" has been blamed for low trading volumes, billions in cash sitting on the sidelines, absence of retail investors, market fluctuations and more. But is so-called "uncertainty" really the problem, or are there larger market-structure issues (information leakage, a two-tiered market) that are not being addressed? Our panel takes a look at some these issues and examines if the market’s woes can really all be blamed on uncertainty.
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cocktail Party & Dinner Reception
October 23, 2012
8:00 am - 8:50 am
8:50 am - 9:20 am
Avoiding the High Frequency Speed Traps
Congress and some regulators are taking a close look at high frequency traders and they don’t like what they see. Can HF traders slow down? What would a fine on cancelled orders do to your bottom line? Should you be forced to hold a stock for a certain amount of time or is that anti-capitalist? Our panel discusses the proposed Consolidated Audit Trail from the SEC and what it would mean to you and your hedge fund.
9:20 am - 9:50 am
Swaps Trading & SEFs: The Revolution in Derivatives
Complex, confounding and now calls for clarity. These structured products are coming under long overdue clear and tight oversight. Is the Buy Side prepared? Traders need to be prepared when the new rules come into play. Who's left holding the bag in these complex trades? If you don’t know who owns the risk, it just might be you and your firm.
9:50 am - 10:05 am
10:05 am - 10:35 am
Tabb Group's 2013 Institutional Equities Trading Report Preview
Larry Tabb, founder and CEO of TABB Group, will provide attendees a sneak-peek into the firm's 2012 Institutional Equities Trading Report, his firm's annual survey of buy-side traders.
10:40 am - 11:10 am
11:15 am - 11:45 am
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
12:30 pm - 1:05 pm
Drowning in Market Data, But Still Thirsty for More
Today's asset managers and traders are drowning in data – and yet they still thirst for more. Could the data that supports your next big trade hail from the 1980s or World War II or even the American Civil War? There's data for that – but how do you find the right numbers to crunch and what technologies can help manage the volume? Does big data technology come into play, or are there other technologies and strategies that can help? Our panel looks at the data challenges facing traders in their quest for alpha. We'll discuss how to manage data, the need for standards and how to clean up dirty data.
1:05 pm - 1:35 pm
Attracting – and Keeping – New Talent
After Occupy Wall Street, news about smaller bonuses and the luster of Facebook, how can you find and keep new talent. Why is Google hotter than Goldman Sachs for today's college grads? Also, what are the challenges of working with someone who hails from Gen Y while you're a Baby Boomer or a Gen X-er? Talent matters.
1:35 pm - 2:15 pm