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The next panel discussion, held in conjunction with the CSFI, will focus on capital markets. The changes in this space have been just as profound as in retail finance but perhaps less obvious to outsiders. In the equity markets they include consolidation of exchanges, growth of off-exchange trading (i.e. "dark pools"), algo-trading, the radical restructuring of post-trade clearing and settlement, as well as tighter regulations of rating agencies. In fixed income markets, we are still seeing increasingly complex financial products. But longer-term, it is legitimate to ask whether the markets themselves could be disintermediated by technology. After all, what is the London Stock Exchange (for instance) but a very complex algorithm in a very big box?
Speaker(s): Vivek Agarwal, WiproOctavio Marenzi, OpimasMonica Summerville, TABB GroupPhilip Taliaferro, BroadridgeKirston Winters, IHS Markit
Vivek Agarwal is a partner in Wipro's securities and capital markets consulting group.Octavio Marenzi is the CEO of Opimas, a management consultancy focussing on capital markets. He was a partner at Oliver Wyman, following the firm's 2008 purchase of Celent, a global research company that he founded in 1999. Before that, he founded Meridien Research and worked at Tower Group, UBS Asset Management and Booz Allen.Monica Summerville is the Director of Fintech Research and Head of Tabb Group UK. She has more than 20 years on both the sell and buy side with J&W Seilgman, ABN Amro, PwC and RiskWaters.Philip Taliaferro is Head of Strategy at Broadridge for Europe and Asia Pacific.Kirston Winters is Managing Director at IHS Markit and Co-head of Product Management for MarkitSERV, the largest processor of OTC derivatives. He is a former director of business development at the DTCC.
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