Event Name

June 07 - 09, 2016

Westin Copley Place, Boston MA

Platform Evaluation Day

Partner With The Right Platforms To Prosper In New Fixed Income Markets 

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10:00 AM Breakfast and Registration

11:00 AM Welcome Address

Oliver Kirkbright, Fixed Income Leaders Summit Director, WBR

11:05 AM Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Chris White, CEO, ViableMKTS

 Chris White
Chris White
CEO
ViableMKTS

Chris has over 13 years experience in fixed income electronic business development and has pioneered several innovative market initiatives like the GSessions trading platform and corporate bond IOIs. Prior to founding ViableMkts, Chris has previously worked for MarketAxess, Barclays and Goldman Sachs.

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11:10 AM Buy Side Perspective: The platform paradigm - How can you establish which initiative you should be supporting and why?

Moderated By:
Chris White
, CEO, ViableMKTS

Alex Sedgwick, Vice President, Market Structure, T. Rowe Price

Eric Charron, Director, Co-Head of Global Public Markets Trading, Liberty Mutual Group

Alvin A. Burgos, CFA, Director, US Head of FI Sector Manager Trading, Deutsche Investment Management Americas

  • When evaluating platforms, what are the key areas you should be testing and looking out for? 
  • What different platform models can help you prosper in a new electronic environment?
  • How can you establish what platform is best suited to fit into your current workflow?
  • What questions should you be asking to fully understand the pros and cons of each initiative?
 Alex Sedgwick
Alex Sedgwick
Vice President, Market Structure
T. Rowe Price

Alex Sedgwick is a market structure analyst in Fixed Income Trading at T. Rowe Price. Mr. Sedgwick is responsible for performing custom research and analysis pertaining to market structure, liquidity, and trade cost/execution analysis across the various fixed income sectors. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Mr. Sedgwick h ...[Read More]

 Eric Charron
Eric Charron
Director, Co-Head of Global Public Markets Trading
Liberty Mutual Group
Mr. Charron is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and the University of Vermont where he earned an Master’s Degrees in both Business Administration and Statistics. Mr. Charron has over 12 years of experience in varying Investment Management roles, including over 10 years of ...[Read More]

 Alvin A. Burgos, CFA
Alvin A. Burgos, CFA
Director, US Head of FI Sector Manager Trading
Deutsche Investment Management Americas

Head of US FI Sector Management Trading: New York Joined the Company in 2005 with 7 years of industry experience. Prior to joining, Alvin served as a Corporate Bond Sector Manager at Brown Brothers Harriman. Previously, he worked as a Fixed Income Research Associate at JPMorgan Chase, where he covered Financial Institutions and Industrials in In ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 Chris White
Chris White
CEO
ViableMKTS

Chris has over 13 years experience in fixed income electronic business development and has pioneered several innovative market initiatives like the GSessions trading platform and corporate bond IOIs. Prior to founding ViableMkts, Chris has previously worked for MarketAxess, Barclays and Goldman Sachs.

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11:40 AM Platform Perspective: Meet the platforms- What are the key differences between the new initiatives and how can they help you overcome the liquidity drought?

Moderated By:
Chris White
, CEO, ViableMKTS

  • An introduction to each platform today - What is their USP that is not offered anywhere else? 
  • How can the initiatives help you source new liquidity pools in liquidity constrained markets? 
  • Where are the new platforms up to in their onboarding life cycle and how successful has the process been? 
  • What different eTrading protocols are available to the buy side and what benefits do they bring?

Moderated By:

 Chris White
Chris White
CEO
ViableMKTS

Chris has over 13 years experience in fixed income electronic business development and has pioneered several innovative market initiatives like the GSessions trading platform and corporate bond IOIs. Prior to founding ViableMkts, Chris has previously worked for MarketAxess, Barclays and Goldman Sachs.

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12:10 PM Lunch and Networking Break

1:00 PM 4x Roundtables: Evaluate 1-4 of the newest platform offerings with your peers to understand who is best placed to meet your liquidity needs

Each roundtable lasts 25 minutes and the 2nd roundtable will be followed by a short refreshment break.

2:40 PM Coffee Break

3:00 PM 4x Roundtables: Evaluate 5-8 of the newest platform offerings with your peers to understand who is best placed to meet your liquidity needs

Each roundtable lasts 25 minutes and the 2nd roundtable will be followed by a short refreshment break.

4:40 PM Wrap up session and Verdict: Take part in our live vote and find out which platforms came out on top across different categories and why

Chris White, CEO, ViableMKTS

Audience Interaction - Complimentary drinks will be served during this final session

 Chris White
Chris White
CEO
ViableMKTS

Chris has over 13 years experience in fixed income electronic business development and has pioneered several innovative market initiatives like the GSessions trading platform and corporate bond IOIs. Prior to founding ViableMkts, Chris has previously worked for MarketAxess, Barclays and Goldman Sachs.

...[Read More]

5:10 PM Chairperson's closing remarks

Chris White, CEO, ViableMKTS


 Chris White
Chris White
CEO
ViableMKTS

Chris has over 13 years experience in fixed income electronic business development and has pioneered several innovative market initiatives like the GSessions trading platform and corporate bond IOIs. Prior to founding ViableMkts, Chris has previously worked for MarketAxess, Barclays and Goldman Sachs.

...[Read More]

5:15 PM Platform Evaluation Day Drinks Reception

Available to Platform Evaluation Day Attendees only