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Andrew Douglas
Andrew Douglas

Andrew is the Chair of the UK T+1 Taskforce Technical Group, responsible for the delivery of the plan for delivering T+1 in the UK, as well as confirming the transition date in 2027.

He is also a Senior advisor to a group of clients in the finance and fintech space in both UK and the European Union.

Prior to working on the Taskforce, Andrew was 13 years at DTCC where he variously was Head of Government Relations for UK, EU and APAC as well as CEO of DTCC’s European Derivatives Trade Repository.

In a career spanning 35 years, he has also worked for Swift SCRL where he ran Securities Strategy, Deutsche Bank as Head of Middle office for Fixed Income & Money Markets and Citibank where he was VP Customer Services for the European Clearing & Settlement Business.

Andrew has an BSc in Engineering from University of Surrey and an MBA from Manchester Business School.

Tony Freeman
Tony Freeman

Tony Freeman is Director of Policy at ISITC Europe. A former Executive Director – Government & Industry Relations at the DTCC and an acknowledged thought leader, His career in the capital markets began over 30 years’ ago as a business and systems analyst for two leading Asset Management organisations. Then moving into relationship management at JP Morgan Investor Services. Before being recruited to create the Industry Relations function in Europe for Omgeo (which was subsequently acquired by the DTCC).

His time at the DTCC encompassed strategy development, client relationship management; Acting as Brexit policy manager from 2016-2020. Principal thought- leadership & media spokesperson for DTCC Europe (Covering: post-trade initiatives & market structure, infrastructure, risk, regulation, cyber-security, Blockchain / DLT). Lobbying and influencing key policy-makers and regulators (including European Commission, ESMA, ECB, FSA and several others in Europe and Asia-Pacific/Australia). Relationship management with Regulators & policy-makers (e.g. FCA, Bank of England/PRA, IOSCO, FSB), Market infrastructures, Trade associations (The CityUK, AFME, ISDA, EFAMA, Investment Association) in Europe and several others in the America’s and Asia-Pacific.

Adam Conn
Adam Conn

Adam Conn joined Baillie Gifford in 2016 as Head of Trading. He is a director of Baillie Gifford Overseas Ltd and an active member of Multi-Cultural Network.

Adam began his career in 1984 as a junior trader on the floor of the London Stock Exchange with Scott Goff Layton & Co and subsequently led trading teams based in London, Hong Kong and New York.

He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

In 2017 he was presented with “The Trade” magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lia Oyman

Lia Oyman – Senior Manager, Derivatives and Emerging Assets at Franklin Templeton.  Lia has a robust skill set that includes 20 years experience and knowledge from the operational world of Financial Services, providing valuable insights to the industry around market and regulatory initiatives.

Hector McNeil

Hector McNeil is co-founder & co-CEO of HANetf. He is a veteran of the ETF industry, being instrumental in establishing Susquehanna’s ETF desk in Europe as head of business development.

Hector then joined ETF Securities as Joint Managing Partner, before going on to found BoostETP with Nik Bienkowski in 2011.

BoostETP was purchased by US ETF provider WisdomTree in 2014 and following the completion of this buyout in 2016 Hector stepped down as Co-CEO of WisdomTree Europe.

He has since set up Europe’s first independent ‘white label’ ETF platform, HANetf, with business partner Nik Bienkowski, which will provide asset managers with a turnkey solution to enter the European ETF market.

Hector, a Fellow of the Securities Institute, holds a BA in Economics and received an MBA from Warwick Business School. Hector was recently recognised as one of the most influential ETF experts in the industry, by being included in the ETF Stream ‘30 Index’.

Professor Daniel Broby

Professor Daniel Broby is a widely respected finance academic, and a former senior figure in the fund management industry. He currently holds the Chair of Financial Technology at Ulster University and is Director of the Centre for Financial and Regulatory Technology. In those roles, he is a thought leader and influencer.

Professor Broby’s extensive research interests revolve around the applications of FinTech in financial markets, benchmarks and indices, as well as the evolving landscape of policy and regulation. His research encompasses the changing nature of time series, financial business models, disintermediation, and the impact of disruptive innovation. This includes the fund management industry, the utilization of blockchain and distributed ledgers in the financial ecosystem, as well as Central Bank Digital Currencies.