Speakers

Fayaz Badouraly

Fayaz Badouraly, Listed Products Sales, Global Equity Flow - Societe Generale

Green Room - 11.00 , Main Stage - 16.25

Fayaz Badouraly is responsible for managing the range of LSE-Listed Products at Societe Generale. He joined SG’s Paris headquarters in 2010 to cover private banks and wealth managers’ needs for listed products. A year later, Fayaz joined the UK team with a wider scope of clients (from retail investors to fund managers). Prior to that, Fayaz worked in the private banking industry in New York City. 

Robert Barnes

Robert Barnes, CEO - Turquoise

London Stock Exchange Theatre - 15.00 , Main Stage - 16.00

Robert Barnes is Chief Executive of Turquoise, the pan European multilateral trading facility majority owned by London Stock Exchange Group in partnership with the user community. Prior to his joining in August 2013, he worked at UBS from February 1994, gaining experience as a yellow jacket on the LIFFE derivatives trading floor and most recently as CEO of UBS MTF and Managing Director, Equities. His industry roles include serving as Chairman, 2004-2009, of the Securities Trading Committee of the London Investment Banking Association and participating on key advisory and policy groups within the financial services sector. Robert holds a BA from Harvard, a PhD from Cambridge, and is a Chartered Fellow and Board Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Harry Berry

Harry Berry, Non-Executive Director - Cyan Technology (CYAN)

Purple Room - 12.00

Harry joined the Board of Cyan as a Non-Executive Director in May 2014 with over 30 years’ experience in the technology and telecommunications industries. He is also a European Partner with New Venture Partners and Chairman of New Anglia Capital and the Eastern Enterprise Hub. Harry started his career with BT, co-creating BT Brightstar and in recent years was an Independent Director on the Board of Subex Azure headquartered in Bangalore (India) with operations in the UK, US, Singapore, Dubai and Australia.

Nicolas Bertrand

Nicolas Bertrand, Head of Equities and Derivatives - London Stock Exchange

Main Stage - 10.05

Nicolas is Head of Equities and Derivatives for London Stock Exchange Group. Appointed in 2010, he is responsible for UK and Italian equity markets and the Group's derivatives markets. Nicolas joined Borsa Italiana in November 1999 and has been responsible for IDEM, the Italian Derivatives Market of Borsa Italiana, since January 2004.

 

In July 2009, Nicolas was appointed head of the newly created 'Equity Markets and IDEM' division within the London Stock Exchange Group, which combined the equity cash and derivatives markets for Italy and the UK. He is also a board member of FTSE and Turquoise.

 

Ed Bowsher

Ed Bowsher, Senior Analyst - Share Radio

Main Stage - 12.15

Ed Bowsher is Share Radio's in-house senior analyst. That means he explains the big financial issues in a simple, easy-to-understand way and he does that across a range of different Share Radio shows.

He's been investing in the stock market as a private investor since the mid-90s and has worked as a financial journalist since 2000. Previous jobs include Editor of The Motley Fool UK and Deputy Editor of MoneyWeek magazine. He's also worked for Citywire, Breakingviews and Lovemoney.

Mike Boydell

Mike Boydell, Managing Director - SHARES

Main Stage - 10.00 , Main Stage - 14.30 , Main Stage - 16.25

Mike is Managing Director of AJ Bell Media and has overall responsibility for the business, covering print, online, events and third party solutions. He was previously founding MD of ADVFN plc, which was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2000. He has  hosted and presented at many 100’s of investment focussed events and has appeared on BBC Radio and TV, ITV, Sky, CNBC, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera and was a regular commentator  on LBC radio.

Dan Coatsworth

Dan Coatsworth, Editor - SHARES

Purple Room - 11.00 , Main Stage - 12.15 , Selftrade ETF Centre - 16.00

Daniel Coatsworth is the editor at Shares and has written for the publication since 2005 where he's become one of the best known writers on the mining industry. He previously wrote for Teletext's finance and money pages and many of the UK's leading personal finance trade magazines.

Mark Dunne

Mark Dunne, Growth Companies Reporter - SHARES

Purple Room - 10.30

Mark Dunne is the editor of Shares' quarterly supplement Shares Spotlight on Growth & Innovation and has written for the magazine since 2012, specialising in financial services and pharmaceuticals. He has covered growth companies, the capital markets and acquisitive businesses for the past 15 years. 

Lida Eslami

Lida Eslami, Manager, Listed Products - London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange Theatre - 14.30

Lida Eslami is responsible for developing and growing ETFs, ETCs and Structured Products markets at London Stock Exchange, covering both primary and secondary market. Prior to joining the Exchange in 2011, Lida worked at Deutsche Bank's ETF structuring and sales team and Fixed Income portfolio management team at Alliance Bernstein.

She holds MSc in Finance from London School of Economics & Political Science and BSc in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School, London.

Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans, Founder and Managing Director - Progressive Equity Research

Main Stage - 10.35

After graduating from Oxford, Gareth qualified as Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen. He moved into research, originally covering the pan-European Chemicals stocks, before switching to the UK technology sector over a decade ago. His research career has included time at DLJ, ABN AMRO and Canaccord Genuity; he was also co-Head of European Equity Research at Investec. 

 

Gareth is a frequent speaker at company and industry events, has received numerous Starmine Awards and been voted techMARK Analyst of the Year.  

Steven Frazer

Steven Frazer, Technology Reporter - SHARES

Purple Room - 14.15

Steven Frazer is Shares Magazine's online editor and technology writer, covering all the big tech themes from big data to mobile, microprocessors to new energy, with an investment slant. He's been writing about technology, business, investment and markets for 15 years and his off-diary stories, deeper think features and daily Tweets often move share prices. Steven is also Shares' Spurs obsessive, Ska junkie and Scuba funster. Find him at the Shares Magazine website (www.sharesmagazine.co.uk) or tweeting at @SharesMagSteve 

Lillian Georgopoulou

Lillian Georgopoulou, ORB Product Specialist, Fixed Income - London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange Theatre - 11.30

Lillian joined the LSE in 2013 from the boutique advisory and trading company IlliquidX where she specialised in illiquid/distressed fixed income sales and trading in Central Europe, Middle East & Africa. Prior to that, she worked in Deutsche Bank, London where she focused on Institutional Fixed Income Sales for Greece & Cyprus. Lillian has  an economics & finance background and holds an MPhil in Finance degree from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and a BSc(Hons) in Economics from University College London.

Simon Glover

Simon Glover, CEO - InTune Investor

Selftrade ETF Centre - 15.30 , Selftrade ETF Centre - 16.00

Simon has worked in the commodity and financial markets for over 35 years. In 1992 he formed the first physical commodity hedge fund to exceed $1 billion of assets under management. Since 2010 he has been committed to a project to transform the provision of financial services and to improve the outcome for retail investors. He remains committed to financial education and is a member of the London School of Economics North America Advisory Board.

Elizabeth Gooch

Elizabeth Gooch, CEO - eg solutions (EGS)

Purple Room - 14.30

Elizabeth Gooch pioneered the introduction of production management methodologies into the service sector and used these techniques as the basis for achieving improvements in customer service and guaranteed cost reduction for clients.

 

As a recognised leading British IT entrepreneur, she designed and launched the eg operational intelligence(r) software suite to deliver sustainable benefits.

 

eg solutions pioneered the back office optimisation market, now worth approximately $3bn and eg's software is now recognised as the most complete purpose built back office optimisation suite in the world.

 

Nizam Hamid

Nizam Hamid, Head of Sales - WisdomTree Europe

Selftrade ETF Centre - 13.30 , Selftrade ETF Centre - 16.00

Nizam has a vast ETF industry experience, from roles such as Managing Director, in Portfolio and Index Strategy at Deutsche Bank, spending 10 years building their global ETF research strategy, following on to Managing Director, as Head of Sales Strategy for EMEA at Blackrock, being instrumental in a number of new product development initiatives. He then went on to be Managing Director, as Head of ETF Strategy and Deputy Head of ETFs for Lyxor Asset Management, and worked closely with external Delta One trading and sales desks across Europe.

Michael Hewson

Michael Hewson, Chief Market Analyst - CMC Markets

Main Stage - 10.35

Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets, Michael has over 25 years' financial trading experience, specialising in technical analysis. Respected for his candid and direct market commentary, Michael regularly appears on financial and mainstream TV, including Bloomberg, BBC, CNN and Fox Business. Michael has delivered seminars at the World Money Show, London Business School and London Stock Exchange and holds an MSTA from the UK Society of Technical Analysts (STA) and a CFTe from the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).

 

David Jones

David Jones, Presenter - BBC Radio 5 Live Wake Up To Money and Shares Chartist - SHARES

Main Stage - 14.30 , Main Stage - 15.00

David Jones has worked in financial markets for almost 20 years, starting off as a currency technical analyst. He has worked as Chief Market Strategist for ten years in the retail derivatives business, at the two market leading brokers IG and CMC. A qualified technical analyst since 1995, David has run educational programmes for thousands of individual and institutional clients - from a basic introduction to more advanced trading techniques. He is the author of the best-selling book "Spread Betting the Forex Markets". David currently works as a freelance financial journalist, writing the chartist and foreign exchange columns for Shares Magazine. He is also the markets presenter 3 days a week on the popular BBC Radio 5 Live programme, Wake Up To Money.

James Kingston

James Kingston, Vice President, iShares Investment Strategy & Insights - BlackRock

Selftrade ETF Centre - 14.00 , Selftrade ETF Centre - 16.00

James Kingston is a member of the iShares EMEA Investment Strategy and Insights team, where he is responsible for iShares EMEA Portfolio Analysis & Solutions.

 

Prior to joining BlackRock, James was at Credit Suisse where he was responsible for CS ETF Sales Strategy. He has held positions at the Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN AMRO where he focussed on ETF product development and strategy, and previously on Fund Derivative Structuring.

 

James holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics and Physics with Astrophysics from King's College London and a M.Sc. in Astrophysics from University College London where he specialised in Theoretical Cosmology and Quantum Mechanics.

 

Shrey Kohli

Shrey Kohli, Product Manager, Derivatives Market - London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange Theatre - 13.00

Shrey Kohli is the Product Manager for London Stock Exchange Derivatives Market, the derivatives segment of London Stock Exchange. He is responsible for the management of the market, design of the market structure and the development of new products. At LSEG, Shrey has also worked in positions covering technology, public policy, regulatory strategy and has represented the Exchange on industry bodies in the UK and EU. Prior to joining in November 2010, he worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey and Company. He holds an MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Sciences and a BSc Honours in Physics from St. Stephen’s College at the University of Delhi.

Simon Lambert

Simon Lambert, Editor - This is Money

Main Stage - 11.05 , Main Stage - 12.15

Simon Lambert is the editor of This is Money, the award-winning personal finance and business website and money section of Mail Online.

This is Money aims to bring readers the best money news, advice and tips and empower people to make the best financial decisions - helping them make money and save money.

 

Simon writes the site’s Minor Investor column and leads its investing coverage, featuring the site’s own experts and those of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday.

 

 

 

Townsend Lansing

Townsend Lansing, Executive Director - Head of Short/Leveraged and FX Platforms - ETF Securities

Main Stage - 16.25

Townsend Lansing is Head of Short/Leveraged & FX Platforms at ETF Securities, having previously served as Head of Regulatory Affairs and Head of Product Development.  He brings extensive experience across global financial markets as well as in-depth knowledge of exchange traded products. Prior to ETF Securities, Townsend was at Bank of America, where he was a Vice President in New Product Development in Equity Derivatives.

Townsend began his career working as a lawyer in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Townsend earned his B.A. magna cum laude and his J.D. from Columbia University in New York.

Roger Lawson

Roger Lawson, Deputy Chairman - ShareSoc

Main Stage - 14.30

Roger is currently Deputy Chairman of ShareSoc (the UK Individual Shareholders Society) which promotes the interests of private investors. He has been an active stock market investor for over 30 years and has written numerous articles on stock market investment for a wide variety of publications. His past career was mainly as a director of IT companies and he has done some “business angel” investments in early stage companies. He is a Member of the British Computer Society, has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a first degree in Engineering. 

Aaron McLoughlin

Aaron McLoughlin, Head of Wealth Management - TCM Wealth Management Ltd, Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management

Green Room - 11.30

Aaron is Head of Wealth Management at TCM Wealth Management.

Aaron is a Chartered Financial Planner, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Insurance, and an affiliate member of the Society for Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), meaning he is well placed to be trusted with the financial futures of TCM Wealth Management's clients.

Prior to joining TCM Wealth Management, he worked with High Net Worth Clients and Institutions, both onshore and offshore, for renowned Top 10 FTSE listed companies.

Geoff Miller

Geoff Miller, CEO - GLI Finance (GLIF)

Purple Room - 12.30

Geoff spent twenty years in the UK financial services industry, as an analyst and as a fund manager, focused within the Non-Bank Financials sector. As an analyst he led the number one-rated UK small and mid-cap Financials team, and as a fund manager ran the largest listed Financials fund in London. Reflecting the strategic involvement of GLI within the development of each of its platforms and GLI's position in every case as the principal capital provider, Geoff sits on the Boards of each of the platform companies.

Mike Morrison

Mike Morrison, Head of Platform Marketing - AJ Bell

Main Stage - 11.25

Mike Morrison has worked in financial services for far too many years. In 1990 he joined Winterthur (now AXAWealth) as Technical Manager, playing an instrumental role in the development of their SIPP product and later their pioneering work on income drawdown. 

Mike is an ex Chairman of AMPS (the Association of Member Directed Pension Schemes) and is on the Financial Planning Committee of the ICAEW. He is also an Associate of the Pensions Management Institute and the Chartered  Insurance Institute, and he holds  both an LLB and an LLM in European Law. 

An accomplished speaker and writer on financial services matters, Mike is passionate about retirement and savings issues, and how we can better communicate these to a wider audience. 

Russ Mould

Russ Mould, Investment Director - AJ Bell

Main Stage - 10.15 , Main Stage - 10.35

Russ Mould has 24 years' experience of the capital markets. He started at Scottish Equitable in 1991 as a fund manager and in 1993 he joined SG Warburg, now part of UBS investment bank, where he worked as an equity analyst covering the technology sector for 12 years. Russ joined Shares in November 2005 as technology correspondent and became Editor of the magazine in July 2008. He was appointed as Investment Research Director in summer 2013 following AJ Bell's acquisition of Shares' parent company, MSM Media.

Andrew Newland

Andrew Newland, CEO - ANGLE (AGL)

Purple Room - 11.15

Andrew Newland is the founder and Chief Executive of ANGLE plc.

 

Andrew has an MA in Engineering Science from the University of Cambridge, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Andrew has co-founded and led eleven technology companies in partnership with world class research organisations, both in the UK and the US.

 

Andrew was a founder of ANGLE’s Parsortix non-invasive cancer diagnostics and has lead ANGLE’s team building this business since 2005.

Ed Page Croft

Ed Page Croft, CEO - Stockopedia

Main Stage - 12.15 , Green Room - 14.00

Edward Page Croft is the CEO and founder of Stockopedia.com.  His background is in wealth management and engineering, having worked as a private client broker at Goldman Sachs before founding Stockopedia. He graduated from Oxford University with first class honours and is a Zend Certified PHP Engineer. Edward writes regularly for This is Money, Business Insider and the London Stock Exchange’s Private Investor Magazine. He is the author of several ebooks including “How to Make Money in Value Stocks”.

Tracey Paul-Clark

Tracey Paul-Clark, Training Consultant - London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange Theatre - 10.30 , London Stock Exchange Theatre - 11.00 , London Stock Exchange Theatre - 12.00 , London Stock Exchange Theatre - 12.30

Tracey Paul-Clark is a member of the Academy’s training faculty and began her career in retail banking. She joined the London Stock Exchange in 1994. Her career there has included relationship management for member firms, listed companies and professional advisers, as well as corporate marketing.

 

Tracey first began training in 2004 and has since developed and delivered training programmes around the financial markets including the ‘Trading on the London Stock Exchange’ programme.

 

Tracey has an MBA from Bradford University Management Centre and the Chartered Institute of Marketing Postgraduate Diploma.

Dominique Riedl

Dominique Riedl, Founder and CEO - justETF

Selftrade ETF Centre - 14.30

Dominique Riedl is the CEO and Founder of justETF.co.uk, the independent information portal for ETF investing. His background is in wealth management, having worked for over 5 years as an advisor for High Net Worth individuals for one of the largest independent multi family offices in Germany before founding justETF. He holds a MSc in International Business Administration with honours from RSM Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Susan Robertson

Susan Robertson, CFO - Velocys (VLS)

Purple Room - 11.45

A commercially focussed Finance Director, Susan Robertson came to Velocys from the BOC Group where she helped to set up and served as VP and CFO of Japan Air Gases, a JV between The BOC Group and Air Liquide. Prior to that, she held finance positions with BOC in Japan, the UK and globally, as well as strategic and business development roles in the UK. Susan has an honours degree in economics from Cambridge University and is a chartered accountant.

Brian Schwieger

Brian Schwieger, Head of Equities - London Stock Exchange

Main Stage - 12.55 , London Stock Exchange Theatre - 14.00

Brian Schwieger joined the London Stock Exchange Group in August 2013 as the Head of Equity markets for the London Stock Exchange. Reporting into the Capital Markets group, he is responsible for all aspects of the secondary markets business for equities, including Business and Product development and Marketing.  As a member of the Equities and Derivatives Management Committee, Brian is also involved with the Exchange's strategy across Turquoise and Derivatives markets.

 

Brian joined the LSE from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was a Managing Director and Head of European Electronic Sales and Consulting at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

 

He has a BSc (Econ) from London School of Economics and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.

Tom Sieber

Tom Sieber, Deputy Editor - SHARES

Selftrade ETF Centre - 10.55 , Selftrade ETF Centre - 12.00

Tom Sieber is deputy editor at Shares and has a decade of experience working in journalism. He currently covers the media and oil and gas sectors having previously covered other industries such as banking, insurance and industrials during his eight-year stint at the magazine.

He started his career at the award-winning regional newspaper, The Chester Chronicle. Tom will be at this year’s Stock Market Show. He will be appearing on the Selftrade ETF Centre stage giving a Global perspective on why ETFs are becoming an increasingly important part of any investor portfolio.

Michael Stanley

Michael Stanley, Listed Products Associate - London Stock Exchange

Selftrade ETF Centre - 11.30

Michael is responsible for supporting growth and development of the ETF, ETC and Structured Product markets at London Stock Exchange, covering both primary and secondary markets. Prior to joining the Listed Products team in 2013, he worked in London Stock Exchange’s Equities & Derivatives Capital Markets Team and Client Technology Team. 

Marcus Stuttard

Marcus Stuttard, Head of AIM - London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange Theatre - 13.30

Marcus Stuttard is Head of AIM and has responsibility for Primary Markets in the UK across both AIM and the Main Market. He is responsible for the management and development of AIM, London Stock Exchange’s international growth market for small and medium sized enterprises.

 

Marcus has a particular focus on boosting access to finance for ambitious growth companies through initiatives such as ELITE and the development of the High Growth Segment on the Main Market.

 

He is a regular speaker on growth and business funding issues and sits on a number of industry and policy advisory bodies and has played a leading role in key policy changes such as the recent change to make AIM shares eligible for inclusion in ISAs and the abolition of stamp duty on the trading of shares admitted to Recognised Growth Markets such as AIM.

 

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor, CEO - Equiniti Financial Services

Selftrade ETF Centre - 11.00

Mark is responsible for Equiniti’s share trading and outsourced financial administration services.

 

Mark has over 25 years' experience in the financial services industry, in particular product development in the “Direct” market place.  He was previously a Director at Virgin Money and Egg and was a founding partner of Clearwell Ltd.

 

Mark has also held a number of senior roles in other leading companies such as Fidelity and Charles Schwab and worked both in the USA and mainland Europe.

 

 

Dr Satu Vainikka

Dr Satu Vainikka, CEO - Valirx (VAL)

Purple Room - 10.45

Dr Satu Vainikka, PhD, MBA has been the CEO of Valirx plc since listing on AIM in 2006.  With a strong background in biotechnology, technology commercialisation, financing and management.  Dr. Vainikka trained at the Universities of Oulu and Helsinki, Finland, and holds a PhD in molecular biology.

 

After post-doctoral research with a prestigious EMBO fellowship at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now CRUK), she worked with a number of biotechnology companies prior to founding Valirx.  She has an MBA from Imperial College Business School, London.

 

Richard Wolanski

Richard Wolanski, Finance Director - Avation (AVAP)

Purple Room - 12.15

Richard Wolanski, B.Com, ACA, is a Chartered Accountant and his qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. Mr Wolanski has extensive professional experience in both Australia and international finance industries. He has provided corporate, strategic and financial advisory assistance to public companies in Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

Liz Wright

Liz Wright, Director - UK Intermediary Distribution - ETF Securities

Green Room - 13.30

Liz Wright is Director of UK Intermediary Distribution at ETF Securities. In her role Liz is responsible for promoting the use of ETPs within the adviser community and expanding ETF Securities’ intermediary client base. Liz has 10 years of experience in finance in the UK and was most recently at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, where she was Strategic Distribution Manager. Prior to working for Barclays, Liz worked for UBS Wealth Management as a Business Integration Specialist.

 

Goncalo de Vasconcelos

Goncalo de Vasconcelos, CEO & Co-Founder - SyndicateRoom

Green Room - 12.00

Goncalo is a co-founder and CEO of SyndicateRoom, the only UK-based investor-led equity crowdfunding platform. 

 

SyndicateRoom gives its members access to the same investment opportunities that experienced business angels are investing in. Goncalo is a serial entrepreneur with a strong background in business angel investment and equity crowdfunding and he is one of the best-networked people in the business angel industry. His passion and vision for SyndicateRoom is to give the crowd access to the top deals out there. He is also committed to help ambitious entrepreneurs to get the best of both worlds: mentoring and contacts from Business Angels, and quicker access to capital from the crowd. 

 

Goncalo also writes for Forbes about entrepreneurship and early stage private equity.