TMX Annual Trading Conference 2014

TMX Welcome Remarks

Kevan Cowan, President, TSX Markets and Group Head of Equities, TMX Group

Canadian Economic Outlook

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Implications for the Canadian equity market - Could a period of Canadian stocks outperforming be on the horizon?

Avery Shenfeld, Managing Director and Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets Inc.

Competing for Liquidity with our U.S. Neighbour

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Panelists will discuss how liquidity and trading in Canada is impacted by competition from U.S. Exchanges, ECNs, and OTC venues trading Canadian securities. What are the current trends and threats in interlisted trading and routing, and how can Canada better compete for interlisted order flow?

Moderator

  • Deana Djurdjevic, Senior Vice President, Equities Trading, TMX Group

Panelists

  • James Duncan, Managing Director International Trading, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.
  • Thomas Kalafatis, Managing Director & Head, Execution and Prime Services Equities, CIBC World Markets Inc
  • Dan Nachtman, Global Execution Services Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • John Reilly, Managing Director, RBC Wealth Management

The Evolving Regulatory Landscape

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Regulators and industry leaders address the latest developments in equities trading regulation and policy, including the implications of such initiatives on our markets.

Moderator

  • Kevin Sampson, Vice President, Business Development & Strategy, TMX Group

Panelists

  • James Ehrensperger, Managing Director, Head of Facilitation Trading, BMO Capital Markets
  • Susan Greenglass, Director, Market Regulation Branch, Ontario Securities Commission
  • David Panko, Managing Director, TD Securities
  • Wendy Rudd, Senior Vice President, Market Regulation and Policy, IIROC

Canada's Evolving Financing Landscape: Public, Private, or Both?

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Regulators and industry are considering new rules and services to support alternative financing methods for capital raising and trading services in the growing private market. Industry leaders will explore these trends and how public and private markets can complement each other to effectively provide access to capital and generate liquidity for investors in the key early stages of their development.

Moderator

  • Ungad Chadda, Senior Vice President, Toronto Stock Exchange, TMX Group

Panelists

  • Peter Conroy, President of Shorcan Brokers Limited, Shorcan Energy Brokers Inc. and TSX Private Markets
  • Brian Koscak, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, and Chair, PCMA Canada
  • Huston Loke, Director of Corporate Finance, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Michael Wekerle, Chief Executive Officer, Difference Capital

TMX Trading "Hotseat"

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TMX Equities Trading management will be in the 'hotseat' to answer attendee questions and provide insight into their mandates.

Panelists

  • Kevan Cowan, President, TSX Markets and Group Head of Equities, TMX Group
  • Deana Djurdjevic, Senior Vice President, Equities Trading, TMX Group
  • Kevin Sampson, Vice President, Business Development & Strategy, TMX Group

Supporting a Liquid and Successful Venture/SME Market

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Panelists will discuss recent challenges and the current environment for trading and financing Venture securities. Topics for discussion include liquidity and sectoral challenges, electronic trading, Venture market structure, and how other jurisdictions are addressing similar challenges.

Moderator

  • John McCoach, President, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Group

Panelists

  • Sandy Jakob, Director, Capital Markets Regulation, British Columbia Securities Commission
  • Andrew Jappy, Executive Vice President & Group Chief Information Officer, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.
  • John MacPhail, President, Global Securities Corporation
  • Kirk McKinnon, Retired Public Company Executive

HFT Defined

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Watch a group of experts in action as they work to define the continuum of HFT activity and behaviours with a view to inform the policy debate around HFTs.

Moderator

  • Kevan Cowan, President, TSX Markets and Group Head of Equities, TMX Group

Panelists

  • Doug Clark, Managing Director of Research, ITG
  • Justin Schack, Managing Director/Partner, Rosenblatt Securities Inc.

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