Speakers

Barnabas Acs

Barnabas Acs

ESG and Quant Investment Solutions, Refinitiv

David Anderson, FIA

David Anderson, FIA

Program Director, FISD/Atradia

David Anderson is a well know market data consultant on both sides of the Atlantic. He has worked in the market data industry since 1984 - including roles with Telerate, Bishopsgate Systems and he spent nearly 13 years with Reuters culminating in various global marketing roles; predominantly working on market data systems (e.g. Triarch and RMDS). Since 2002 David has been operating Atradia (www.atradia.com), a management consultancy practice focused on the market data industry. He has been quoted commenting on the market data industry in major publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, Business Week and many others. David speaks on the subject of market data at conferences and has moderated a wide variety of industry panel sessions. He edited the respected annual ‘IMD Reference’ book between 2003 and 2009 and most recently he has been very closely involved with the new SIIA/FISD initiative to create a professional certification program for market and reference data practitioners. David also acts as a Program Director for a variety of other FISD activities.

Oli Bage (pending internal approvals)

Oli Bage (pending internal approvals)

Distinguished Engineer, Executive Director , Morgan Stanley

Rob Beale

Rob Beale

ESG Manager, Capital Group

Rob Beale is an ESG manager at Capital Group. He has 17 years of investment industry experience and has been with Capital Group for 16 years. Prior to joining Capital, Rob worked as a proxy voting associate at J.P. Morgan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in oceanography with marine biology from Southampton University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and the Investment Management Certificate. Rob is based in London

Richard Burtsal

Richard Burtsal

Sales Director, InFront

Richard has more than 30 years' financial services experience in sales and marketing, from both the buy-side and the sell side of the market, with companies such as Thomson, The LSE and Linedata. He joined Infront, an established information and trading solutions provider, in 2015 with the opening of the London office to build new markets in the UK.

Faye Cooper

Faye Cooper

Customer Success Director, Refinitiv

Tom Davin, FIA

Tom Davin, FIA

Managing Director, FISD

Tom Davin is Managing Director, Financial Information Services Association (FISD) of the SIIA. FISD is the global, neutral forum for the financial information industry with a diverse membership that includes major market data vendors, exchanges, technology providers, and the financial institutions that utilize financial data products. Tom works closely with FISD members to identify major issues and seek opportunities to bring the financial information industry together to discuss and resolve those issues. FISD conducts regular membership events in North America, Europe, Asia, Brazil, and Australia and hosts the biennial World Financial Information Conference – the premiere global industry conference for financial information professionals.

Elliott Hann

Elliott Hann

Executive Director, UBS Data Solutions, UBS Investment Bank

Elliott joined UBS in July 2018 as Executive Director, UBS Data Solutions. UBS Data Solutions is part of the Investment Bank and focuses on delivering digital content to our clients. Elliott's role encompasses both the curation and distribution of Data. Elliott joined UBS from BGC Partners where he was Global Head of Sales for Fenics Market Data, the exclusive distributor for the BGC group market data brands such as BGC, GFI, Amerex and RP Martin. Prior to this role Elliott was Commercial Director of Fenics Software Limited where he managed the commercial business and team for the Fenics Software and GFI Market Data businesses. Prior to his eleven year tenure at Fenics, Elliott held a number of commercial and product focused positions at Reuters, latterly the position of Head of Fixed Income, Asia Pacific based in Singapore. Elliott holds a BA (Hons) in International Business and is based in London.

Jaakko Kooroshy

Jaakko Kooroshy

Head of Innovation and Standards, Sustainable Investment, LSE FTSE Russell

Jaakko Kooroshy is Head of Innovation and Standards, Sustainable Investment, at FTSE Russell where he oversees methodology development for sustainability-related data, ratings and index products. Previously, Jaakko was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, where he was the European research lead for GS SUSTAIN, providing insights in investment opportunities around the low carbon transition and other long-term trends. He has also been a Research Fellow for Energy, Environment, and Resources at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House and an analyst at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS).

Sam Livingstone

Sam Livingstone

Head of Data Science, Jupiter Asset Management

Suzanne Lock

Suzanne Lock

Managing Director, EOSE

After almost 25 years in market data Suzanne founded EOSE to offer a unique service to the market. Suzanne has built a team of industry experts at EOSE to provide a flexible, modern approach to commoditising financial market data assets. Suzanne’s career spans senior sales, marketing and product roles working for a broker, exchange, data vendor and developing solutions for smaller niche players. This means she is perfectly placed to understand how data producers are looking for flexible, modern solutions to realise revenue streams from their data whilst ensuring correct governance and control on their outbound data. Suzanne recognises that outsourcing sales is a new development in the market data industry. Regulatory changes are putting demands on data producers to ensure they maintain governance and control over their data. EOSE supports the growth of data businesses without the headcount commitment of on-boarding permanent staff. It also supports increasingly challenged content acquisition teams by undertaking the development of new data producers to a point where their information can be easily consumed. EOSE gives a company access to a global team of experts and our network of contacts and expertise, often for less than the price of a single resource. Growing EOSE with a results driven culture by working with a dedicated team of industry professionals has allowed Suzanne to break the model and focus on shaping to fit the client and the employee’s requirements. Under Suzanne’s leadership, the EOSE Data team provides an alternative approach to the commercialisation of your market data assets.

Emma Margetts

Emma Margetts

Head of European Operations, Visible Alpha

Peter Marsden

Peter Marsden

Consultant, Independent

Neil McIndoe

Neil McIndoe

Head of Environmental Finance, S&P Trucost

Oliver Preisendorfer

Oliver Preisendorfer

Head of Pre-Sales, Executive Director, InFront

Oliver Preisendorfer holds the position of Head of Pre-Sales, Executive Director at Infront (formerly vwd Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste GmbH) a leading European provider of information and technology solutions, since 2016. Oliver is responsible for the sale and marketing of high-performance market data feeds in all forms, along with display solutions for the market data. Oliver’s professional experience stems from his work in international banks (ABN Amro), specialized HNWI private banking (Bethmann Bank) and as a key account manager at a Swiss financial information service provider in the field of reference data solutions and market data. With more than twelve years of experience in financial market data and related solutions, Oliver has a wealth of knowledge in the market data sector.

Rory Sullivan

Rory Sullivan

Co-Founder and Director, (Chronos Sustainability) and Visiting Professor, , London School of Economics

Dr Sullivan has a deep knowledge of how ESG data, benchmarks and benchmarking techniques are used in investment research and in engagement. He has advised organisations such as the UNFCCC, the OECD and Environment Australia on data standards and reporting frameworks for companies. His current and recent roles include: Interim Head of ESG Research and Standards at FTSE Russell (2017-2018), Expert Advisor to the Transition Pathway Initiative (2016-present), Strategic Advisor to the Principles for Responsible Investment (2015-present), and Strategic Advisor to Ethix SRI Advisors (2010-2015). He lectures on finance and responsible investment at both the University of Cambridge (on its Masters in Sustainability Leadership) and the University of Oxford (on its Masters in Sustainable Urban Development). Dr Sullivan was previously Head of Responsible Investment at Insight Investment, where he established Insight as one of the world's leading responsible investment managers for the manner in which it integrated environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into its investment processes, across a range of asset classes (equities, fixed income, agriculture/farmland, hedge funds) and a range of investment strategies and timeframes, and for the quality of its engagement with companies on these issues. Dr Sullivan is the author/editor of eight books and many papers and articles on responsible investment and climate change, including a series of publications and reports on ESG benchmarks, data and methodologies. His publications include Valuing Corporate Responsibility: How Do Investors Really Use Corporate Responsibility Information? (Greenleaf Publishing, 2011), and Corporate Responses to Climate Change (editor, Greenleaf Publishing, 2008).

James Watson

James Watson

Global Head of Sales, Tradition

James Watson is the Global Head of Sales for the Tradition Market Data Group. With over 30 years’ experience in the financial industry, he has held senior roles across a wide range of companies, most recently as CEO of ADS Securities in London. Previously, he was head of the EMEA FX Transactions business and head of FXall EMEA at Thomson Reuters. Prior to that, he held senior sales management positions at GFI Fenics. He was also involved with equity sales at Morgan Stanley, Societe Generale and Lehman Brothers. Having worked in Asia, USA and Europe, James has a deep understanding of the cultural nuances of various regions and countries. James continually strives for positive change in all of his roles. His current project is aimed at influencing change in the market data business, as well as growing TraditionDATA into a major data provider of OTC products and analytics. James sits on two boards and is an active advisor and mentor to young entrepreneurs in disruptive technology businesses. James grew up in Australia, is married with three children and lives in Kent, England

Amanda West

Amanda West

SVP Innovation, Refinitiv