With 400 delegates already pre-registered, a near sold-out exhibition floor, and an exciting seminar programme, Finextra's fourth annual City Technology Strategies show, Finexpo CTS, is set to provide an agenda-setting blueprint for capital markets professionals as we enter 2006.
Taking place once again at Cabot Hall in Canary Wharf, London, on Thursday 26 January, the one-day forum is firmly established as the capital markets industry's leading technology conference and exhibition.
Visitors to Finexpo have the opportunity to network with their peers, check out the latest products and technologies and hear presentations from top bankers, industry analysts, trade associations and vendors in three separate conference streams running throughout the day.
The seminar programme for Finexpo 2006 reflects ongoing industry priorities, with sessions scheduled to explain and explore developments in algorithmic trading, contingency planning, MiFID and Basel compliance, reference data management, STP, Grid computing and Web services virtualisation, among others.
Keynote speakers so far confirmed include:
- Kevin Bourne, global head of execution trading, HSBC, who will discuss HSBC’s plans to build a global cross-asset trading system
- Stephen Denby, senior manager, business continuity, Bank of England. A member of the Tripartite Authority, Stephen will update delegates on results from the latest City contingency planning and benchmarking exercises
- Andrew Douglas, Swift manager for the Giovannini Barrier 1 project unveils the latest industry feedback to Swift’s proposals for the development of a common cross-border clearing and settlement protocol
- Bob Fuller, IT director, DrKW and co-chair of the MiFID IT Group will look at the IT implications for the investment banking community of the European Commission’s forthcoming Markets in Financial Instruments Directive
- Steve Kirk, director, business continuity planning and security, LCH.Clearnet will relive the experiences of 7 July when the clearing house was forced to evacuate its head office in the wake of the London tube bombings
- Guy Whittle, head of client management and Wendy Morgan, head of real time data, London Stock Exchange, analyse the implications of algorithmic trading for market participants and stockmarket operators
Finexpo also plays host to an exhibition of 40 specialist technology vendors covering the complete front-to-back-office spectrum of products and services. Sponsors include Oracle, Morse, and Bearing Point. Lunchtime refreshments will be supplied courtesy of the Welsh Development Agency.
Attendance at Finexpo is restricted to qualified business decision-makers and IT professionals from capital markets institutions and investment banks.
To find out more and to register for your free pass, visit the Finexpo Web site now: Finexpo 2006