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Frankfurt 2020

The Derivatives Forum 2020 Frankfurt is a full day of discussions, thought leadership insights, industry debates and networking with peers. Striving to be the leading European forum focusing on trading and clearing for derivatives and securities financing across asset classes, the Derivatives Forum kick-offs with a dedicated evening reception on 26 February.

Join the Derivatives Forum Frankfurt 2020. One day, five streams. Click here to view the agenda

Date: Thursday, 27 February 2020
Time: 8:15 am – 6:00 pm 
Venue: Gesellschaftshaus Palmengarten, Palmengartenstraße 11, 60325 Frankfurt am Main


Featured speakers

Tanzeel Akhtar, Investment Journalist  

Tanzeel Akhtar trained as a foreign correspondent at the University of Helsinki, Finland and news journalist at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. NCTJ Qualified - Media Law, Public Administration and Shorthand 100 words per minute.

Most recently her work has been published in the Wall Street Journal Newspaper, Bitcoin Magazine, Financial Times’ This is Africa, FT Alphaville, CNBC, Campden Family Office, Citywire, Modern Investor, Spear's Wealth Management Magazine, Euromoney, Yahoo Finance, Global Investor,, CIO UK, Forbes, Funds Global Asia, Portfolio Institutional, Waters Technology and BRIC magazine. She has held full-time positions at Interactive Investor, Mining Journal, Marketing Week and Futures and Options Intelligence.

Lee Bartholomew, Head of Fixed Income Product R&D, Eurex

Lee Bartholomew was appointed Head of Derivatives Product R&D Fixed Income in December 2016. He is responsible for developing the existing portfolio of products and the evaluation as well as implementation of new products and services within FIC.
He is responsible for leading the next phase of product innovation by building and managing Eurex product FIC research and development business.

Marco Basteck, Head of EMEA Fixed Income & Currency Trading, Head of Asset and Liability Strategies, DWS

Marco Basteck joined DWS in 2012 and comes with 13 years of industry experience.

He runs EMEA Fixed Income & Currency Trading and is the Head of Asset and Liability Strategies. In his role he looks after Fixed Income and Derivatives execution as well as the Securities Lending and Repo business of the firm.

Prior to his current role, Marco fulfilled various senior roles in Treasury, Collateral and Securities Lending/Repo. Before joining DWS, he served as a Repo/Money Market trader at West LB.

Marco earned a Master's Degree in Asset Management from the International School of Management.

Lee Betsill, Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer, CME Group

Lee Betsill serves as Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer for CME Clearing. He is responsible for advancing the company’s risk management framework, including all associated procedures, policies and controls. Previously, he served as Managing Director, Global Clearing Operations and as Chief Executive Officer of CME Clearing Europe (CMECE). Under his leadership, CMECE grew to list a broad range of cash settled and physically delivered OTC and exchange traded derivatives, including interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, energy, metals and commodities. It also provides clearing services for CME Europe, CME Group's London-based derivatives exchange. 

Prior to joining CME Group in 2010, Betsill served as Managing Director of EDX London, of the London Stock Exchange, having joined in 2002. Prior to that he served as head of clearing and operations at OMX in Stockholm and London. His first job was on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Betsill holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management.

Thomas Book, Chief Executive Officer, Eurex

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Thomas Book is one of the pioneers in the field of electronic trading. Having joined Deutsche Börse Group in 1995, he was part of the team that rolled out DTB‘s remote membership concept across Europe and the US. During this time, he was able to gain deep insights into the trading business and the importance of innovation and technology for an exchange. 

Thomas also was part of the project that founded Eurex, the first of its kind cross border exchange merger of DTB and Soffex. In 2001, he rounded off his profound industry knowledge with a Ph. D. thesis on "Electronic exchange trading and global markets". 

Prior to being appointed CEO of Eurex Exchange in 2016, Thomas shaped Deutsche Börse‘s clearing business for many years. Appointed to the Eurex Board in 2007, he was Head of Clearing until 2014. In 2013, he assumed the role as CEO of Eurex Clearing AG which he held until 2016. As of 1 July 2018, Thomas was appointed as Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse AG, responsible for Trading & Clearing.

Thomas is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of European Energy Exchange AG as well as Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of 360 Treasury Systems AG and of China Europe International Exchange AG.

Thomas Chassenieux, Fund Manager, Exane Asset Management 

Thomas Chassenieux is a Fund Manager of Exane Integrale Fund at Exane Asset Management, where he runs the cross-asset volatility & linear arbitrage strategy since October 2018. 
Thomas began his career at Société Générale and then joined the Exane group in 2010 as a volatility trader where he was appointed Head of cross-asset proprietary trading and later Head of quantitative cross-asset trading. 
Thomas holds a BSc in fundamental physics from the Ecole Normale Supérieure and an MSc from Oxford University, he is also graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris. 

Peng Cheng, Head of Machine Learning, J.P. Morgan 

Peng Cheng leads the Big Data and AI Strategies research effort at J.P. Morgan, and is responsible for developing cross asset investment strategies leveraging alternative data and advanced statistical techniques. He is based in New York. Previously, he covered Equity Derivatives Strategies in London. Prior to joining the bank in 2010, he was a Convertible and Volatility strategist at Lehman Brothers/Barclays in New York. He holds a Master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and is a CFA charterholder.

Clement Cordier, Head of Derivatives Clearing Services, HSBC France

Clement Cordier is the Head of Derivatives Clearing Services for HSBC France, and is based in Paris. In his current role, Clement manages the client clearing business across OTC and listed derivatives products, in addition to co-overseeing the listed derivatives execution desk, focusing on continental European institutional clients. Clement joined HSBC in 2008 as an Associate on the rates trading desk in London. He joined the Derivatives Clearing Services team in 2013, where he contributed to the development of the derivatives clearing business for HSBC.
In 2019, Clement moved to Paris to setup the new desk in France. 
Clement holds a master's degree in Finance from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and a master’s degree in Economics from Pantheon-Sorbonne University.

Daniel Danon, Head of Volatility Portfolio Management, Assenagon

Daniel Danon is responsible for volatility related Absolute Return products. Prior to this, he was an equity derivatives trader at Credit-Suisse within the Global Arbitrage Trading (GAT) unit where he was primarily focusing on developing systematic arbitrage strategies on implied volatilities on equities. In 2005 he started his career at Commerzbank AG where he was an equity derivatives trader for index plain vanillas and structured products. He holds an Engineer Diploma, a MSc in Signal Processing and a MSc in Financial Engineering.

Benjamin Duve, Director, Head of Custody and Direct Market Access, Commerzbank AG

Benjamin Duve is responsible for Commerzbank's Institutional Custody and Direct Market Access. Custody and DMA, with its client service focused models, receive great reception in the market place. As a realistic, early-days Blockchain and DLT enthusiast he works on finding avenues to bring together todays Capital Markets' challenges with tomorrows solutions. As Head of Custody and DMA he is actively involved in many securities related proof-of-concepts and live trades dating back to 2017. Some of the concepts explored were safe-keeping of digital assets, issuance of tokens, tokenization, secondary market trading of tokens, and using stable coins for settlement.

Benjamin has been with Commerzbank since 2007. Before his current role, he was, among others, in relationship management and sales covering corporates in Germany, and Financial Institutions in the GCC from Dubai.

Jan Bart de Boer, Chief Commercial Officer, ABN AMRO Clearing Bank

Since 2004 Jan Bart de Boer is a Board Member of ABN AMRO Clearing Bank NV. He serves as the Chairman of the EuroCCP NV Supervisory Board and is a Board Member of the FIA.  

Jan Bart started his career at ING Bank where he worked in various markets related positions from 1994 onwards. He holds a Law degree from Leiden University.

Matthias Graulich, Member of the Executive Board, Eurex Clearing

Matthias took responsibility for Fixed Income, Funding & Financing Strategy and Development of Deutsche Börse AG in September 2018 and is a Member of the Executive Board of Eurex Clearing AG since August 2014.

In his Strategy and Development role he is in charge within Deutsche Börse Group for Strategy, Business and Product Development for listed and OTC derivatives as well as repo and securities lending across trading and clearing.

From March 2016 until August 2018 he was in charge of Cross Market Strategy leading the strategy for Eurex Clearing and Clearstream. From April 2013 until February 2016 he established and developed as Chief Client Officer and Global Head of Clients & Markets a dedicated client facing organizational unit of Eurex Clearing. Before that he took responsibility as Head of Clearing Initiatives for the implementation of Eurex Clearing’s strategic project portfolio and regulatory affairs.  Since joining the Deutsche Börse Group in 2001, he has held a number of leadership and project management positions at Deutsche Börse and Eurex for various strategic projects, amongst others, the introduction of EurexOTC Clear as well as the merger and integration of the International Securities Exchange.

Matthias holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in North Carolina

George Harrington, Managing Director & Global Head of Derivatives, OTC & Structured Products, MSCI

Mr. Harrington owns the global exchange strategy and relationships—driving and coordinating all relationships with exchanges globally to maximize the growth of MSCI linked listed futures and options, and exchange partnerships of all kinds. In addition, he is in charge of building the MSCI product ecosystem and lead Structured Products and OTC Derivatives globally to drive maximum revenue for the firm and to create compelling value propositions for clients.

George has over 20 years of experience in financial markets, financial technology, and global exchanges, most recently, he was in an advisory role as the Head of Global Business Development for Eris Exchange LLC. While at Eris he was responsible for overall business strategy in rates, credit and FX markets. 

Prior to Eris, George was at Bloomberg, LP for ten years. He held a variety of positions at Bloomberg including Head of Derivative Trading, Head of Fixed Income Trading, Head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodity Trading and most recently Head of Global Markets. He had many accomplishments at Bloomberg including growing execution platforms to leadership positions and leading Bloomberg SEF to be the first CFTC licensed Swap Execution Facility.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Harrington worked at Tradeweb as Head of Credit Derivative Trading. He also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers/Standard & Poor’s, Thomson Financial, and he began his career as a senior mutual fund accountant for JP Morgan Chase.
George obtained an MBA in finance from Boston College and a BA degree in Economics from Old Dominion University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a former member of the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee. 

Christine Heyde, Equity & Index Product Design, Product Development Manager, Eurex

Since 2006, Ms. Heyde has worked across different asset classes in the derivatives product development team at Eurex. She is currently the product development manager for equity and index products. Before joining the exchange world, she worked more than five years in Treasury on the banking side of the financial markets.

Ms. Heyde holds a degree in Business Administration from the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

Vicky Hsu, Director, Counterparty Risk, BlackRock

Vicky Hsu is a member of BlackRock's Risk and Quantitative Analysis (RQA) Group, responsible for Counterparty and Concentration Risk Management within EMEA.  Ms. Hsu previously was a member of the Market Structure and Electronic Trading Team within BlackRock's Global Trading Group.  Prior to that Ms. Hsu was a member of the Counterparty Risk Team in New York, then in Hong Kong.

Ms. Hsu earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Alexander Jacobs, Global Head of OTC Clearing, ABN AMRO Clearing Bank

As Global Head of OTC Clearing, Alexander Jacobs is responsible for all OTC trading and clearing related business within ABN AMRO Clearing. As of 2014 Alexander heads the OTC Derivatives Clearing Services, which services and facilitates Financial Institutions, Hedge Funds and Professional Trading Firms in their OTC trading and clearing activities

Alexander fulfilled various senior roles in derivative trading and investment management covering multiple asset classes, client segments and financial products of which the last 15 years with ABN AMRO, Fortis and ING IM.  

Prior to joining Investment banking, Alexander spent 6 years as Market Maker trading equity derivatives on the Amsterdam Options Exchange.

Andreas Kalusche, CEO, Prime Capital AG

Andreas Kalusche is the CEO of Prime Capital AG, an independent asset management firm specializing in alternative investments for institutional investors. Before joining Prime Capital in 2014, Mr. Kalusche worked at JP Morgan in Frankfurt and London as a Client Executive and at HSBC Trinkaus in several positions in the fixed income and derivatives divisions. Mr. Kalusche has been active in the financial industry since 1993 and holds a master's degree in Economics from Leibniz University.

Matthias Knab, Founder, Opalesque

Opalesque founder Matthias Knab is an internationally recognized and highly connected expert on hedge funds and alternative investments with three decades of experience in information technology, consulting and finance. Opalesque, the first internet based media company focusing on hedge funds and alternative investments(2003), publishes six electronic publications to a global subscriber base of over 96,000.

Oliver Kroll, Chief Product Officer, Scorable

Oliver Kroll is Chief Product Officer at Scorable, a fintech offering AI-driven investment analysis for asset managers. Oliver has more than 20 years’ experience as a portfolio manager and fixed-income analyst, working in leading roles for international asset managers. He implemented a wide range of automation features to trade, build and analyze fixed income portfolios and products.

Bastian Lechner, Founder & CEO, Catana Capital 

Bastian studied Business Administration at Handelshochschule Leipzig and MIT Sloan School of Management. He started his career at Credit Suisse in M&A. Bastian founded Catana Capital in August 2015 after running the Investment Banking Business Strategy & Innovation department of Commerzbank AG for 4 years. 
At Catana Capital he is responsible for the corporate strategy and business development. 

Max Linne, Director, EMEA ETF Markets Coverage, BlackRock

Max Linne is a member of the iShares EMEA Markets Coverage team. The team provides technical, trading and execution guidance to global iShares clients and manages relationships with third party distribution partners. Mr. Linne oversees coverage of all client segments across Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Switzerland and the Nordics.

Mr. Linne joined Blackrock in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an Equity Derivatives Trader at Citigroup as part of the overall Structured Products and Warrants platform, running Single Stock as well as Index risk books during his 3 year stay. Before that, he worked as a Trader at the Exotic Options desk at Morgan Stanley in London and Frankfurt for a total of 4 years.

Mr. Linne holds a Master's degree in Business Administration with specialisation in Finance from Goethe University Frankfurt.

Ales Lipensky, Head of Derivatives Funding, Director, Deutsche Bank

Ales is currently Head of Derivatives Funding at Deutsche Bank. Ales runs a team focusing collateralised XVA, and collateral and capital optimization. He is also a member of sub-groups within the industry working group effort to reform the benchmark rates, specifically focussing upon the transition to €STR and the development of term rates. His past roles include Fixed Income Structuring and CVA/FVA trading. 

Martin Lück, Chief Investment Strategist, BlackRock

Dr. Martin Lück is BlackRock‘s Chief Investment Strategist for the German-speaking region and Eastern Europe. In this role, he serves as the firm’s main spokesperson regarding macro and investment topics. In close cooperation with colleagues from all over the world, he works on delivering the variety and depth of BlackRock’s investment analysis to clients in the region. In this, being an integral part of the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII), the firm’s proprietary think tank, plays an important role.

Martin Lück has worked as an investment economist and strategist for more than 20 years, after he started off as a junior banker and finished his education with a PhD in economics. Before he joined BlackRock in 2015, he was UBS Germany’s Chief Economist and part of UBS Investment Bank’s economists team. Previous posts include tenures at Kepler (formerly Julius Bär brokerage), Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux, Schröder Münchmeyer Hengst as well as NG Bank in Hannover where he started his career more than 35 years ago.

Erik Müller, CEO, Eurex Clearing 

Erik Tim Müller has over 20 years of experience in Capital Markets and is a member of the Executive Board of Eurex Clearing AG since April 2013. He is also a member of the Management Board of Eurex Deutschland. 

As Managing Director of Deutsche Börse Group, he has been previously responsible for Corporate Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) for many years. Since the IPO of Deutsche Börse in 2001, Erik Tim Müller has been a manager of Deutsche Börse Group. He has been responsible for Group Treasury and Investor Relations, including all treasury activities of the two bank licensed businesses of Deutsche Börse Group, Eurex Clearing in Frankfurt/Main and Clearstream in Luxembourg since 2008.

Christian O'Dwyer, CFA, ESG Workflow Specialist, Bloomberg

Christian O'Dwyer is an ESG Workflow Specialist at Bloomberg LP. His responsibilities are working with buysides Europe wide in order to get their ESG processes fully integrated through the Bloomberg ecosystem in a robust manner whether screening and scoring processes, research and reporting, overlaying ESG in portfolio management or pure ESG data distribution through the Bloomberg platform. He is also actively working with Bloomberg product management on the design of Bloomberg tools to meet upcoming European Taxonomy regulation.

Christian graduated in International Business and Modern Languages at Aston University, joining Bloomberg in 2010 and has held various specialist and managerial roles in this time.

Michael Peters, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Eurex

Michael Peters is Deputy CEO of Eurex Frankfurt AG since February 2016. He has been a member of the Executive Boards of Eurex Frankfurt AG. He is also a member of the Management Board of Eurex Deutschland.

As a Board Member, Mr. Peters is responsible for derivatives business development, which includes strategic initiatives, market development for Asia and Middle East as well as pricing policy.

From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Peters worked at OMX AB in Stockholm as Head of Projects as well as for Strategic Initiatives. Besides important projects for exchange and clearing organizations in the U.S. and Asia/Pacific, his duties included the evaluation and implementation of strategic initiatives for the next generation of trading and clearing systems.

From 2000 to 2001, he was Managing Director of Trading Technologies in Frankfurt and Chicago, responsible for Business Development. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Peters held various management positions within Deutsche Börse and Eurex, as well as Deutsche Terminbörse (DTB), a predecessor of Eurex. From March 2006 until March 2013 he was a Member of the Executive Board of Eurex Clearing AG.

Petra Pflaum, Managing Director, EMEA Co-Head of Equities & CIO for Responsible Investments, DWS

Petra Pflaum was appointed DWS’s CIO for Responsible Investments at the start of 2017. She oversees the continued integration of our environmental, social and governance capabilities and the growth of ESG solutions across our Active, Passive and Alternatives divisions.

Furthermore, she is EMEA Co-Head of Equities and a member of the DWS Investment GmbH Management Board.

Joined the Company in 1999 with 3 years of industry experience. Prior to her current role, Petra served as EMEA Head of Equities and, before that, as Co-Head of Global Research and Global Head of Small & Mid Cap Equities. Previously, she was Head of Research for equities, fixed income and macro research as well as Global Head of Small & Mid Cap Equities. Earlier, she worked as a senior equity portfolio manager and as a member of the equity investment management team for the institutional business. Before joining, Petra was a research analyst at BHF-BANK.

Petra holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration ("Diplom-Betriebswirtin (FH)") from the University of Trier. She also studied at University of St. Thomas and is a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA).

Jens Quiram, Global Head of FX Derivatives, Eurex

Jens Quiram has been responsible for FX Derivatives at Eurex Group since 2017. In his current position, he manages the global Sales and Business Development activities of all Eurex Group related FX trading and clearing topics. Prior to his current role, he was Head of Business Development and Business Relations between 2012 and 2017 and holistically managed the business development process of Eurex Clearing and was responsible for client relations at Eurex Clearing, focusing on sell- and buy-side clients.

Before Jens started is professional career in 2001 with Eurex Clearing and worked in different functions and international projects. Between 2007 and 2008 he was a Clearing Relationship Manager for Fortis Bank Global Clearing (now ABN AMRO Clearing).

Zubin Ramdarshan, Head of Equity and Index Product Design, Eurex      

Zubin Ramdarshan was appointed Head of Equity and Index Product Design in 2016.

Zubin has over twenty years’ experience of vanilla and light-exotic derivatives, both OTC and listed exchange products. He joined Eurex from financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald where he was a managing director for the European ETF business. Previously, he spent five years at Jefferies as a managing director and Head of Equity Derivative Trading in London, and prior to that, he held senior level roles at Macquarie Bank and Bear Stearns. Zubin began his career at Deutsche Bank in 1998.

Zubin Ramdarshan received a BSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from The London School of Economics.

David Reid, Global Head of FX Brokerage, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank

David Reid joined Deutsche Bank in December 2017 and is responsible for FX Prime Brokerage globally. 

Prior to this, David was at Citi for 11 years where he was responsible for Prime Brokerage in EMEA and Asia.  Before this he held roles in Prime Brokerage and eFX at AIG Financial Products, Atriax and ANZ Investment Bank, and derivatives sales and trading roles in various locations globally for Swiss Bank Corporation. 

Christophe Roehri, Deputy CEO, TOBAM

Mr. Roehri joined the team in 2009 from Fortis Investments, where he was in charge of French institutional investors, after spending 3 years at Amundi (previously Credit Agricole Asset Management), developing the institutional client base in Paris. Prior to his European-based roles, Mr. Roerhi held different positions for Credit Lyonnais, both in the USA (1999 - 2003), where he was developing the bank's corporate banking activities from New York, and in Asia (1997 - 1999), where he was involved in corporate finance and leveraged loans for Asian-based subsidiaries of European corporates. Mr. Roerhi graduated in 1997 from EM Lyon Business School, with a major in Finance.

Thilo Rossberg, Head of FICC Markets, LBBW 

Thilo Roßberg is a Managing Director and Head of FICC Markets at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, and oversees the Government Bond, Rates, FX and Commodity trading. 
Thilo Roßberg joined LBBW in 2006 as a Rates Exotics Trader, before he took over the responsibility for the Rates Structuring activities. He was announced Head of Interest Rate Derivatives Trading in 2014 and Head of Corporates Sales in 2017 on an interim basis. 
Prior to his career in Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, he worked at ABN AMRO Group in various positions both in Amsterdam and London. Thilo Roßberg studied Mathematics and Economics and holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Ulm.

Randolf Roth, Member of the Executive Board, Eurex

In April 2016, Randolf Roth was appointed to the Managing Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG where he is responsible for Eurex Market Design. He is also a member of the Management Board of Eurex Deutschland since July 2016.

Until February 2016 Randolf Roth served as CEO two related companies: Zimory GmbH and Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange AG. Previously, between 1999 - 2014, he had already been working for Eurex in London, Chicago and Frankfurt in a number of roles including Head of Strategy and Head of Market Structure.

Until June 2016 Randolf Roth was member of the Supervisory Board of EEX AG. In 1999, Randolf Roth received his PhD in Financial Engineering from Technische Universität Dresden.

Felix Scheffka, CFO, Blockchain HELIX AG  

Felix Scheffka is CFO of Blockchain HELIX AG, a startup from Frankfurt am Main focusing on the management of digital identity using blockchain technology.

Previously, Felix served as a partner at quant-finance boutique Persephone and worked in multiple roles in finance and consulting. As a sideline, he has founded one of Europe’s largest FinTech communities – FinTechFFM – and lectures "Innovation in Finance" at Jönköping International Business School in Sweden.

He is a CFA Charterholder and has degrees in economics and business from aforementioned JIBS and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Stephan Scholl, Chief Operational Officer, Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH

Stephan Scholl was appointed Managing Director of Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH in 2019.

As Chief Operational Officer, he is responsible for both the Center of Expertise Administration Services including Fund Accounting, Middle Office and Fund Reporting and our IT subsidiary Universal-IT Services.

Scholl comes from DWS, where he served as Head of Operations, Head of Platform Management and Co-Head of the Digital Investment Platform. He was a member of the management of DWS International and its longtime COO

Christoph Schon, Executive Director, Applied Research, Qontigo 

Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM, is the Executive Director of Applied Research for EMEA at Qontigo, where he generates insights into recent risk trends with a particular focus on fixed income and multi-asset class analysis.

Christoph has been in the portfolio risk and performance analysis space for over 13 years, having previously worked for Lehman Brothers/Barclays POINT and UBS Delta, where he held various roles as Marketer, Head of Client Services and Client-Facing Quant. He started his career in 2000 as a Fixed Income Research Analyst at Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt. He joined Dresdner’s FI index research group in 2002 and served as a member of the iBoxx European technical committee until 2006.

Christoph has been a CFA charterholder since November 2007 and earned the CIPM designation in 2015. He is a regular speaker at conferences and industry events and frequently writes for finance magazines and newspapers, such as the Financial Times and IPE Magazine. He holds a joint degree in electrical engineering and economics from TU Darmstadt in Germany.

Philipp Schultze, Head Equity&Index Sales EMEA, Eurex

Philipp Schultze is working for Deutsche Börse for five years and is heading the European Equity&Index Derivatives Sales team at Eurex. Previously he was working for more than 15 years within the financial industry in equity derivatives trading and sales. He holds a bachelor of applied science from the ZHAW School of Management and Law in Zurich and the diploma as a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA).

Joerg Sengfelder, ETF Institutional Trader, Flow Traders

Jörg Sengfelder is working as an Institutional Trader at Flow Traders B.V. covering trading counterparties in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Prior to joining Flow Traders he spent more than 5 years at DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale where he help to build up the ETF provider ETFlab Investment GmbH and later headed up the ETF Advisory & Trading team. Jörg stated his career in 2006 as ETF Product Manager at Indexchange Investment AG.O

Dmitrij Senko, Chief Risk Officer, Eurex Clearing

Dmitrij Senko is Chief Risk Officer of Eurex Clearing AG and has been a member of the Executive Board since July 2019. 

Dmitrij joined Eurex Clearing in 2010 and since then he has played an important role in developing the Risk Management department. He was one of the main architects of Eurex Clearing’s industry-leading risk engine Prisma back in 2011–2012, and he led the Risk stream in the Eurex Clearing EMIR authorisation project in 2013. Dmitrij has been part of the project team building up the clearing house in Singapore since 2014 and held the role of Chief Risk Officer of Eurex Asia from July 2015 until February 2018. From 2013, Dmitrij was Head of Risk Analytics and Model Validation in the Risk Department of Eurex Clearing. 

Prior to joining Eurex Clearing, Dmitrij worked for Accenture Management Consulting in different roles supporting clients in the banking industry on a range of topics in risk management, regulation and technology. He holds an Executive MBA degree from the London Business School and a PhD in physical-mathematical science from Belarus State University.

Philip Simons, Global Head of Sales, Fixed Income Derivatives Funding & Financing, Eurex 

Philip Simons has 30 years experience in the financial industry where he started life as a swaps trader before moving in to the clearing world, initially heading up the clearing business at UBS followed by Cargill. Philip later moved into the custody and collateral management space at J.P.Morgan before joining Deutsche Börse Group.

Philip initially joined as head of the Clearing Sales and Relationship Management Section and is now Global Head of Fixed Income Derivatives Sales & Business Development for the Trading & Clearing of both listed and OTC products. This covers the Eurex Exchange and the Eurex Clearing House. Philip is responsible for building strong relationships with clients, attracting new trading and clearing members as well as the development and promotion of new products and services.

Rudolf Siebel, Managing Director, BVI 

Rudolf Siebel is responsible for Legal, Statistics and IT at BVI, the German asset management and fund industry trade association. He represents the interests of the fund industry on the Technical Committee at the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). Rudolf Siebel was on the German SEPA Committee.

He is Chair of the Trading, Reporting & Market Infrastructures Standing Committee of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). He has been appointed a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) working group “Private Sector Preparatory Group”. This working group advises the supervisory officials on the Financial Stability Board on introducing and developing the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). He is also Member of the German Asset Management Standards Committee (GAMSC) to support GIPS standards. Furthermore he also is a member of the Consultative Working Group of ESMA’s Post Trading Standing Committee. Rudolf Siebel was a member of the European Post-Trade Forum (EPTF) of the European Commission. He was Vice Chair of the international securities standardisation association, Securities Market Practice Group (SMPG). Previously, he was a Vice President - Senior Credit Officer with Moody´s Investors Service.

Jeremy Smart, Global Head of Distribution, XTX 

Jeremy Smart is the Global Head of Distribution at XTX Markets.  XTX Markets is a leading quantitative-driven electronic market-maker partnering with counterparties, exchanges and e-trading venues globally to provide liquidity in the Equity, FX, Fixed Income and Commodity markets. We provide consistent liquidity, helping market participants throughout the world obtain competitive prices in the various assets classes we cover, regardless of changing market conditions.

Jeremy joined XTX in March 2016 having previously worked at KPMG, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and RBS.  He has worked in electronic markets since 2000 and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds an MA Hons degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Guido Strömer, Founding Partner, HQLAx

Guido Strömer is a financial market veteran with over 30 years of professional work experience in a variety of trading, risk management and senior leadership positions. Prior to co-founding HQLAᵡ , Guido was global head of repo trading at UBS. HQLAᵡ  is a financial technology innovation firm that leverages distributed ledger technology to deliver collateral management solutions for institutional clients in the global secured funding markets.

Dawn D. Stump, Commissioner, CFTC

Dawn DeBerry Stump was nominated by President Trump to serve as a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on June 12, 2017.  She was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on August 28, 2018 and sworn into office on September 5, 2018 for the remainder of a five-year term expiring in April 2022.

Prior to her appointment, Mrs. Stump was President of Stump Strategic, a consulting firm she founded in 2016. Before starting her firm, Mrs. Stump was Executive Director and Senior Vice President of U.S. Policy for the Futures Industry Association (FIA) and Vice President at the New York Stock Exchange.

During much of her career she also served the public sector in staff positions in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, including six years at the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry where she focused on various farm policy, rural development, and renewable energy matters as well as oversight of the CFTC.  While serving in both Congressional houses, she participated in negotiations of two farm bills, CFTC reauthorization, and the Dodd-Frank Act.  Mrs. Stump is from Olton, Texas and grew up working in the agricultural sector.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics degree from Texas Tech University. She is married and has two children.

Stefan Thomsen, Senior Business Expert Trading, Union Investment

Stefan Thomsen is Senior Derivatives Trader at Union Investment. He is responsible for the trading of listed and OTC derivatives across the various asset classes equities, bonds, foreign exchange and commodities.

He joined Union Investment in 2006 and since then has been working alongside derivatives trading on the implementation of new sell-side and buy-side products to identify potential derivative optimization strategies that will then be implemented in the Union's portfolios.

He began his career in 1999 as a derivatives trader at Hypovereinsbank in Hamburg. In 2002, he moved to HSH Nordbank where he was market maker for plain vanilla stock index options focusing on volatility trading for the index book.

Paul van de Moosdijk, Senior Treasury Manager, PGGM

Paul van de Moosdijk is Senior Treasury Manager at PGGM, a pension fund management with over € 250 billion in assets under management.

Paul has been with PGGM since 2011. In his current role he is responsible for the collateral management platform covering instruments in bilateral, triparty and clearing. PGGM uses collateral management predominantly for its currency and liability hedging programs.
Prior to joining PGGM, Paul was Risk Manager at ING Bank.
He studied International Management at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands and is FRM certified.


Fiona van Echelpoel, Deputy Director General, DG Market Infrastructure & Payments, European Central Bank

Fiona van Echelpoel is Deputy Director General in the Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments (DG-MIP) of the ECB since January 2018. She has a broad background in central banking, having worked in a number of functions in the market infrastructure and market operations areas of the ECB since its establishment in 1998 and previously for its forerunner the European Monetary Institute (EMI); prior to that she worked at the Central Bank of Ireland.

She represents the ECB in various European and international fora and currently co-chairs the TARGET2-Securities Cooperative Arrangement and the European Forum on the Security of Retail Payments (SecuRePay). She holds a degree in Economics and Politics from University College Dublin.

Rogier van Kempen Executive Director, Head of Clearinghouse Risk Strategy & Advisory, J.P. Morgan

Rogier van Kempen is part of J.P. Morgan’s Clearinghouse Risk – Strategy & Advisory team, which manages J.P. Morgan’s risk with respect to its global CCP memberships. In doing so, this team advocates for a stable and resilient clearing environment by developing best practices with and for CCPs through interaction with CCPs directly, industry efforts and discussions with regulators.

Rogier is based in London and heads up the Clearinghouse Risk – Strategy & Advisory team’s efforts for Europe and the Asia Pacific region. In this capacity, he serves on a number of CCP risk advisory committees representing J.P. Morgan.

Prior to his current position in London, Rogier worked for J.P. Morgan in Singapore and New York, while for previous roles he worked in Latin America, Moscow and Amsterdam. He holds both a J.D. in international taxation and a J.D. in business law, both from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands

Matthias Voelkel, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Matthias Voelkel is a Partner with McKinsey & Company and the global leader of McKinsey's Capital Markets Infrastructure Practice. He also co-leads McKinsey’s global Capital Markets Practice. Matthias Voelkel works for banks, capital markets infrastructure providers, and custodians across the world on strategy, integration, M&A/corporate finance, cost transformation, data & analytics, and business building. He regularly presents at industry conferences, and is an active contributor to knowledge development.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Matthias Voelkel was the chief of staff to the chairwoman of the Committee for Budgetary Control of the European Parliament and completed the legal clerkship, inter alia at Freshfields, an international law firm. He studied law at the University of Freiburg, the University of Oxford/St. Catherine’s College (Diploma in Law) and the University of Heidelberg (Masters) and holds a PhD in international law.

Michael Voisin, Global Head of Capital Markets, Linklaters LLP

Michael has been global head of Capital Markets at Linklaters since 2015 and led the firm’s derivatives and structured products practice between 2002 and 2010. Michael has been a board member of the Futures Industry Association since 2016.

Michael advises in relation to financial markets infrastructure entities and sophisticated financial products, including securitised, OTC and exchange traded derivatives. Michael was the lead partner on the development of the CCP Risk Review product for the FIA and has since been closely involved in the development of Linklaters’ knowledge and thought leadership relating to fintech in the financial markets, including cryptoassets and smart contracts. He also advises on the regulatory capital treatment of exposures to financial entities and products.

James von Moltke, Chief Financial Officer, Deutsche Bank AG

James von Moltke has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank AG since July 2017. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. von Moltke was Treasurer of Citigroup. In this capacity he was responsible for capital and funding as well as liquidity and interest rate risk, and played a significant role in Citigroup’s restructuring following the global financial crisis. Mr. von Moltke worked at Morgan Stanley, where he led the Financial Technology Advisory team, and spent ten years at J.P. Morgan working in New York and Hong Kong.

As Deutsche Bank’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. von Moltke helped to formulate the bank’s transformation strategy, published in July 2019, and played a lead role in the Initial Public Offering of the Deutsche Bank’s asset management arm, DWS. He is a member of the Exchange Councils of Eurex and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Additionally, Mr. von Moltke serves on the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany and the Center for Financial Studies and is a member of the Steering Committee on Regulatory Capital of the Institute of International Finance. Mr. von Moltke represents Deutsche Bank on the executive board of the Deutsche Aktieninstitut e.V. and serves on the board of directors of Atlantik-Brücke e.V.

Born in Heidelberg, Mr. von Moltke is a dual citizen of Germany and Australia and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from New College, Oxford.

Nikolas Weber, Institutional Trading, Optiver

Nikolas Weber as an Institutional Trader at Optiver. At Optiver, Nikolas is responsible for trading with German, Swiss and Austrian counterparties with a specific focus on listed equity derivatives across more than 50 exchanges around the world.

Using our own capital Optiver provides consistent and competitive prices in all market conditions including listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign currencies. Optiver’s independence allows us to objectively meet the liquidity needs and warehouse the risk for institutional investors in a rapidly changing financial landscape.

Annette Weisbach, Correspondent Germany, CNBC

Annette Weisbach is a Frankfurt-based reporter for CNBC covering Germany and the ECB with more than 10 years’ experience in business news. 
As a trained economist and former investment banker she also covers international events and the occasional European summit. 
Annette spends most of her time reporting about what is crucial for an international audience from Germany, speaking to policymakers in Berlin and business leaders across the country.
Annette joined CNBC in 2009. She studied economics and political science in Frankfurt, Moscow and London and speaks French and Russian in addition to her German mother tongue and English

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