Bürgenstock 2016


Take a look at Bürgenstock 2016 Catalogue below:


ICDA hosted its international forum for commodities, derivatives and emerging markets at the prestigious Hotel President Wilson by the lake in Geneva on November 14 – 16, 2016. Now in its fourth decade, this Bürgenstock Meeting continued our tradition of attracting high-level speakers from across the globe for high-level debate and discussion. 2016 marked the 37th year for the Bürgenstock Meeting and we continued to adapt to face the reality of new markets, new opportunities.

Confirmed speakers were:

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Veronica Augustsson is Chief Executive Officer of Cinnober Financial Technology, the leading independent provider of sophisticated solutions for demanding trading and clearing venues around the world – including such prestigious clients as Australian Securities Exchange, BM&FBOVESPA, Japan Exchange Group, London Metal Exchange and Stock Exchange of Thailand. Augustsson is a strong spokesperson for technical agility and quality and has guided product development in that direction. Her career at Cinnober began as a programmer and during her 15 years within Cinnober, Augustsson has held a number of key positions including Head of Sales. Augustsson holds a Master’s Degree in computer engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.

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Phil Bird is an entrepreneur and innovator of internet auction and trading technologies, auction theory, and thought leadership for creating marketplaces, disruption of marketplaces, price discovery and price optimisation. He is currently the CEO at technology company Perfect Channel, a leading supplier of enterprise auction and trading technology coupled with data driven business intelligence. Perfect Channels’ marketplace technology reduces transaction costs, maximises pricing and promotes liquidity in marketplaces for physical and financial assets

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Rodrigo Buenaventura is Head of the Markets Department at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and has responsibility for secondary markets, market integrity and post-trading.. Rodrigo qualified as an economist at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He started his career at the Analistas Financieros Internactionales (AFI) in 1993, starting as a bond market analyst, then managing partner and CEO of the public finance consulting branch. He joined the CNMV (the Spanish securities regulator) in 2005 as Head of International Affairs, where he was deeply involved in the European legislative process and in international cooperation through the Committee of the European Securities Regulators (CESR) and IOSCO. In 2007 he became Director for Secondary Markets of the CNMV, which covered supervision of trading and post-trading infrastructures as well as market abuse supervision.

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Breon Byrne is head of single stock options for Susquehanna International Securities. Susquehanna are one of the largest options market makers in both the European and US markets. In Europe Susquehanna make markets on screen and by request to clients. They are registered market makers on 8 European exchanges covering all the major index products and market make over 700 single names.

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Robert Cranston joined SIX Swiss Exchange in September 2015 as Head Equity Product Management. He brought with him over 15 years of experience in building and designing equity trading platforms and connectivity solutions around the world. After starting his work with EFA Software developing trading systems for global emerging markets, he moved to London from his home in Canada in 2002. He then joined agency broker Instinet and went on to run development in Europe for them including leading development on the CHI-X trading platform prior to its launch in 2007. He then spent time at Liquidnet working on development of the largest block trading platform in Europe. Prior to joining SIX Swiss Exchange Robert Cranston held the position of Global Head of Product for Direct Feeds at Thomson Reuters.

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Dan Day-Robinson is Chairman of the International Commodities and Derivatives Association (‘ICDA’). ICDA is an association serving the international exchange-traded and OTC cleared derivatives community founded in the late 1970s. Prior to ICDA, Dan was at the United Nations in Geneva, working for UNCTAD between 2009-2010 as Economic Affairs Officer for a unit reporting to the Secretary-General. From 1998 -2010, Dan was Managing Director of a UK commodity risk management, project and training consultancy advising major clients including the UK Government, the Dubai Government, the Qatar Investment Authority and the World Bank. After leaving London University, Dan started his career at Cargill as a grain trader then went on to work at Kleinwort Benson as an equities market-maker. Since 2004, Dan has given independent evidence as an expert witness in a number of commodity and warehouse finance cases, notably in the English High Court and in the Dutch Court of Arbitration.

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Gary Delany is the Director of European Marketing and Education for the Options Industry Council (OIC). Mr. Delany develops options marketing and educational material for the European audience and is the key point of OIC’s outreach in Europe.
Based in London, Gary has over 30 years’ experience in the derivatives sector and is a regular speaker, presenter and writer on options and exchange developments. He started his financial career managing the option book at a firm of commodity brokers. Previously he served as global marketing manager at a leading supplier of futures and options software to banks and brokers. Before that, Mr. Delany worked for The Philadelphia Stock Exchange in their European office in several capacities developing order flow for foreign exchange, equity and equity index options programs. Gary holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Bath in the UK.

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Vincent J.Derudder (68) is French and a jurist by training with a considerable experience in financial services.Vincent is a member of the European Commission Expert Group on automatic exchange of financial account information and he is also a guest professor at the University of Paris and Nice (France), teaching European Law (Financial services regulation). He is the Honorary Chairman and the Chair of the Consultative Committee of “Fédération Européenne des Conseils et Intermédiaires Financiers” (FECIF – www.fecif.eu – pan European trade body of the European financial services/insurance intermediaries – 300,000 members); he was one of the founders in 1999 of FECIF he has been leading for 15 years as Secretary General, and then Chairman of the Board. A resident in Luxembourg since 1998, he is the Chairman of the Nucleus Group of companies, a privately owned Luxembourg-based insurance holdings group.

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Ian Dudden joined S&P Global Platts in September 2016 as Global Director Agriculture, Pricing & Analytics. He has over 30 years’ experience of global markets gained in senior leadership roles at the NYSE Liffe exchange and as a trader of soft commodities at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. As global head of the commodities business at NYSE Liffe he drove substantial volume and revenue growth while building business partnerships and leading a number of strategic projects spanning the launch of new products and services, mergers and acquisitions and technology platform implementation. Before joining S&P Global Platts Ian ran his own consultancy business, QED Markets, providing services related to exchange-traded and physical commodity markets.

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Fredrik Ekstrom is President of Nasdaq Clearing, the European based Clearing house. Since the early 2000 Ekstrom has held several positions in the areas of clearing and fixed income. In 2010 he joined Nasdaq to assume the position as Chief Risk Officer for Nasdaq Clearing, and in 2014 he became the President of the Clearing house. Prior to joining Nasdaq he was Head of Risk Management for Neonet Securities. Fredrik Ekstrom holds a Master in Economics from the University of Uppsala in Sweden. A resident in Luxembourg since 1998, he is the Chairman of the Nucleus Group of companies, a privately owned Luxembourg-based insurance holdings group.

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Alp Eroglu joined IOSCO in 2010 and is responsible for IOSCO’s policy work related to Committee 2 on Regulation of Secondary Markets, Committee 3 on Regulation on Market Intermediaries, Committee 7 on Commodity Derivatives Markets, market conduct, financial benchmarks and price reporting agencies, SME and infrastructure financing and compensation practices. He has twenty-one years of professional experience, sixteen of which is in securities regulation and five in private law practice. He has an undergraduate degree from University of Ankara Law School, and postgraduate degrees from University of Pennsylvania Law School and Wharton Business School.

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Martin Fraenkel is President of S&P Global Platts, a division of S&P Global and a leading global provider of information and benchmarks for the energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture markets. Previously, Martin was Global Head of Content, a role he held until September 2016, responsible for leading Platts’ 450-member global editorial and analytics team, as well as for working with the Executive Committee regarding Platts’ strategy and offerings in data, pricing, news and analysis. Martin, based in London, came to Platts in June 2015 from CME Group, where he was Managing Director and Global Head of Energy. In a diverse 30-year career in the commodities markets, Martin has held roles across physical and financial markets. These have included managing global sales and trading businesses for banks; providing consulting services to leading exchanges, hedge funds, trade houses and proprietary traders; and creating new business lines and joint ventures. Martin received an MBA from Insead in Fontainebleau, France; a Master’s degree from the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, USA and Bologna, Italy; and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol College, University of Oxford, UK. Martin is fluent in French, German and Italian. He is a member of the Council of Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs.


Philip Goodswen is a senior lawyer for Cargill, a company that provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services worldwide.  He is responsible for the legal management of Cargill’s EMEA financial services activity.  During his 10 years at Cargill he has worked with the energy, carbon credit, freight and agricultural commodity trading businesses, as well as acting as general counsel for the Alvean Sugar joint venture and establishing Cargill’s MiFID regulated entity in the UK.  He is an English solicitor and started his legal career in 1997 in the energy and international trade group of international law firm Hogan Lovells where he worked with oil majors, power companies and investment banks, before becoming a VP at Morgan Stanley in 2004.  He holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Nottingham and gained his legal qualifications at Nottingham Law School.

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Matthias Graulich has been a Member of the Executive Board of Eurex Clearing AG since August 2014 and Chief Client Officer since February 2014. Matthias Graulich joined Eurex Clearing in 2010. Since April 2013 he established and developed as Global Head of Clients & Markets a dedicated client facing organizational unit of Eurex Clearing. Before that he took responsibility as Head of Clearing Initiatives for the implementation of Eurex Clearing’s strategic project portfolio and regulatory affairs.  Since joining the Deutsche Börse Group in 2001, he has held a number of leadership and project management positions at Deutsche Börse and Eurex for various strategic projects, amongst others, the introduction of EurexOTC Clear as well as the merger and integration of the International Securities Exchange. Matthias holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in North Carolina.

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Aviv Handler is a specialist in the regulation of the commodities and energy trading market providing advice and services  in the understanding, preparation and implementation of the regulations. He focuses focus on all streams of regulation including EMIR, REMIT, MiFiD II, CRD IV and MAR as well as applicable rules across the globe. He has domain expertise in compliance , credit risk, commodity and energy trading derivatives and financial messaging with over 20 years of experience in these fields. Mr. Handler is the Managing Director of ETR Advisory, a specialist consulting company focused on commodity and enegry trading regulation. Since being founded in 2013 ETR Advisory has supported over 35 market participants, trading venues and technology companies in meeting the thicket of regulatory requirements emanating from regulators across the globe. ETR have also trained a large number of people in all aspects of the rules. Mr. Handler speaks regularly at conferences, and has written a large number of articles and papers on regulation, credit and commodity trading, as well as financial messaging. His blog at http://www.energytradingregulation.com is being increasingly used as a primary resource for information about the state of the regulation space. He holds a degree in computer science from Imperial College, University of London.


Patrice Hénault joined Saxo in 2011 and is responsible for Saxo’s Futures and Listed Options growth and development. He has over 25 years’ experience with Futures and Listed Options, and has worked with various top brokers in Paris and London. Prior to Saxo, Patrice joined the Eurostoxx 50 options desk of Cantor Fitzgerald in London before being in charge of the equity cash and derivatives desk at Cantor Fitzgerald Scandanavia.  He also set up the Eurostoxx 50 options desk for Aurel BGC in Paris and has been head of the futures and listed options desk at Natexis Capital. Patrice has a Master in International Finance from ESLSCA Paris.

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Stephen M. Humenik leads Covington’s futures and derivatives practice. He has extensive experience on cross-border regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters involving the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and markets for derivatives and physical and financial commodities. Mr. Humenik applies his business, operational, and government experience to the implementation of CFTC regulations, including the registration, trading, clearing and other compliance obligations of the Dodd-Frank Act and other global regulatory reforms. Prior to joining Covington, Mr. Humenik was general counsel and chief regulatory officer of an interest rate swap derivatives market, where he oversaw the legal and regulatory affairs of the exchange, including the exchange’s designation as a contract market, and ongoing compliance with CFTC regulations, and the exchange’s connectivity to its clearing house. Mr. Humenik received his J.D. from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 1999 and his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in 1996.

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Barry King is Head of Clearing Policy at the Bank of England, where his responsibilities include policy in relation to central clearing houses and derivatives markets. His team has responsibility for the Bank’s clearing policy agenda, as well as oversight of the Bank’s work in relation to derivatives market reform.  He has held this role since March 2016 and is also a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Post Trade Standing Committee. Previously to this Barry held posts at the Bank of England as Deputy Head of the Fair and Effective Markets Review, and at the UK Financial Conduct Authority, with responsibility for policy development in relation to foreign exchange markets, OTC derivatives and central counterparties.  Barry has also worked at the UK Ministry of Finance, including work on capital standards for banks. He graduated from Southampton University with a BSc in Economics.

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Masamichi Kono is Senior Advisor at KPMG AZSA LLC from October 1, 2016. He was Special Advisor to the Minister for Financial Services, Financial Services Agency, Japan (JFSA) until August 31, 2016. He also served as Vice Minister for International Affairs of the JFSA from August 2014 to July 2016. He has had a long career in financial supervision and the regulation of financial services, both in Japan and in the international arena, since joining the public service in 1978. He represented the JFSA in various international bodies and meetings (e.g. Chairman of Financial Stability Board (FSB) Regional Consultative Committee for Asia), and was responsible for coordinating policies relating to international affairs for the JFSA as Vice Minister for International Affairs. As President of Global Financial Partnership Center (GLOPAC), he oversaw the technical assistance activities and other outreach activities of the JFSA undertaken by this newly created Center. He was Chairman of International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Technical Committee, and thereafter served as Chairman of the IOSCO Board. He was also Chairman of the IFRS Foundation Monitoring Board. He was Secretary to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Financial Services Committee, as Counselor of the Trade in Services Division, World Trade Organization. He also served for 4 years at the Organization for Economic, Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretariat.


Paul Lynch is the founder and CEO of itarle AG, a global algorithmic trading service provider across Equities, Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities which has offices in Zürich, London and Hong Kong. Prior to founding the itarle group in 2005 he was Head Algorithmic Trading and Statistical Arbitrage at Citigroup Europe and has also held positions in index arbitrage. Dr Lynch started his career on the LIFFE floor in 1994 where he traded until 1999. He has a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester and is a Member of the Board of the ICDA.

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John MacNamara is Managing Director and Global Head of Structured Commodity Trade Finance at Deutsche Bank AG, which is part of Deutsche’s Trade Finance/ Cash Management group within the Global Transaction Banking division. Now based in Deutsche Bank’s London branch after 12 years in Amsterdam, he is responsible for commodity-backed lending in both Developed and Emerging Markets. Prior to joining Deutsche 15 years ago, Mac was Head of Structured Trade and Commodity Finance at Santander in London, and has worked for other international banks and trading companies in London since 1982. His first structured transaction was in Russia in 1983 and was financed by an Islamic commodity fund.  Publications include his 2001 book “Structured Trade & Commodity Finance in Emerging Markets: What can go Wrong?” He wrote the chapter on PXF for the Loan Market Association (LMA)’s 2013 textbook “Developing Loan Markets”, and also contributed a large part of “Financiacion estructurada del comercio exterior”, a guide written for the Spanish exporters’ institution ICEX.  He sits on the LMA’s Commodity Finance Working Party, the Steering Committee for UNCTAD’s Global Commodities Forum, and the editorial advisory board of “Global Trade Review” and “Trade & Forfeiting Review”. Mac has an MA from Cambridge University and a Green Beret from the Royal Marines Commandos.


Irene Mermigidis is joint Managing Director of REGIS-TR. She was previously Managing Director of Link Up Markets, the joint venture between 10 Central Securities Depositories (CSDs) to improve efficiency and reduce costs of post-trade processing of cross-border securities transactions. During her time at Clearstream, Irene has been Head of Network Management and has also been responsible for the Product Management of Clearstream’s connectivity suite. She has been an active participant in a number of internal and external forums covering topics such as market standards and infrastructures, business reengineering and pricing and was a Board Member of the ALMUS, Luxembourg’s Community of SWIFT Users. Prior to Clearstream, Irene worked for the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Schlumberger Limited in a number of roles both in finance and lending operations. She has a University degree in Economic and Political Science from the Catholic University of Mons (FUCAM), Belgium and an MBA from Solvay Business School, Belgium.

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Otto E. Naegeli was born and raised in Zurich – Switzerland where he finished his education with a degree in commerce. Until 1987, he was working for Swiss banks, predominantly in primary and secondary market securities trading. In 1987, Mr. Naegeli was named Chief Executive Officer of SOFFEX – Swiss Options and Financial Futures Exchange, the first fully electronic Exchange and Clearinghouse for Futures and Options. Concurrently in 1995, Mr. Naegeli was also appointed member of the Management Board of the newly created SWX – Swiss Exchange in Zurich. Mr. Naegeli was substantially involved in the project to merge SOFFEX and DTB Deutsche Terminbörse into EUREX. With the opening of EUREX in 1998, Mr. Naegeli held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer until 2001 with the main responsibility for the Clearinghouse of EUREX. He was also involved in the project to create EEX European Energy Exchange, Frankfurt/Main, and was nominated as its first Chairman of the Supervisory Board. In April 2003, Mr. Naegeli founded OEN-Consulting; an independent consulting firm for Exchange and Clearinghouse infrastructures. From 2004-2009, Mr. Naegeli represented the Options Industry Council (OIC) of the United States in Europe and the Middle East. In December 2009, Otto E. Naegeli was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of CME Clearing Europe, London; a CME Group Company. Since February 2016, Mr. Naegeli has been a non-executive Member of the Board of Governors of BVB – Bucharest Stock Exchange, Romania.


Alexander Neil has been in the Equity Trading industry for over a decade, with experience gained in both the sell-side and the buy-side. He is currently Head of Equity & Derivatives Trading at EFG Bank in Geneva, and his desk has been ranked as one of the top buy-side equity trading desks in Europe for three years in a row (Extel). Alexander was named as one of the Rising Stars of Trading in 2015 by the Trade Magazine, and regularly contributes to press stories on Trading matters.

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Rafael Plata is the Secretary General of the European Association of CCP Clearing Houses (EACH), the trade organisation that represents the interests of central counterparties (CCPs) in Europe. He joined EACH in 2014 to lead its transition into a professional trade association. A government affairs professional with 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, Rafael has also represented the interests of exchanges at the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), worked for the European Parliament as an MEP assistant and for a multinational consulting firm as an investment consultant in the pension funds sector. He is an Invited lecturer on CCP Clearing at the Solvay School of Economics and Management (Free University of Brussels, ULB) and an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Securities Operations & Custody. He has been chosen three times by Financial News as one of the ‘40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Trading and Technology’. Rafael studied Business and Economics at ETEA, University of Córdoba (Spain) and The University of Birmingham (UK) and holds a master degree in European Economics from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium).

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Colin Platt has been involved in blockchain since 2013 and the financial markets since 2009. He founded ÐPactum LTD, based in London, in early 2016.  ÐPactum focuses on implementing distributed ledger and smart contract technologies for cleared derivatives. Before founding ÐPactum he worked at BNP Paribas Global Markets blockchain innovation, where he focused on education business stakeholders on blockchain, developing proof-of-concepts (PoCs), and managing relations with external partners. Colin has sat on the steering committee for R3CEV, and was one of the founding members of the Post-Trade Distributed Ledger Working Group (PTDL). Prior to his involvement in blockchain, Colin held roles in business transformation, and product marketing at BNP Paribas in Paris, London and New York.

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Alexey Rybnikov was appointed President of CJSC St. Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange in September 2011. Previously, he served as CEO of RSX, a multilateral trading facility, from 2009 until September 2011. From 2003 to 2009, he was CEO of the MICEX Stock Exchange and Senior Vice-President of MICEX. From 1991 to 2004, Mr. Rybnikov held numerous senior level positions at two Russia-based commercial banks, Evrofinance and J.P. Morgan Bank International LLC, and at the National Depository Center (now called the National Settlement Depository). Mr. Rybnikov graduated magna cum laude in Economics from Moscow State University of International Affairs and earned a PhD from the Institute of US and Canada Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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Thomas Schmitz started his career at Deutsche Bank and moved into commodities in 2000 when he started trading gas and power for Enron Europe. He has over 15 years experience in global energy and metals markets gained at BHP Billiton, Constellation Global Commodities and BNP Paribas . In 2009 Thomas moved to Australia to head the global business development for d-cyphaTrade (now ASX Energy) and since Sep 2013 he is the Head of Sales – Clearing & ISV, Coal & Freight at EEX Group.

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Nitesh Shah is a Commodities Strategist at ETF Securities. He has covered commodity markets for the last 4 years. Nitesh has 13 years of experience as an economist and strategist, covering a wide range of markets and asset classes. Prior to joining ETF Securities, Nitesh was an economist covering the European structured finance markets at Moody’s Investors Service and was a member of Moody’s global macroeconomics team. Before that he was an economist at the Pension Protection Fund and an equity strategist at Decision Economics. He started his career at HSBC Investment Bank. Nitesh holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University (USA).

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Philip Simons has 30 years experience in the financial industry where he started life as a swaps trader before moving in to the clearing world, initially heading up the clearing business at UBS followed by Cargill. Philip later moved into the custody and collateral management space at J.P.Morgan before joining Deutsche Börse Group. Philip initially joined as head of the Clearing Sales and Relationship Management Section and is now Global Head of Fixed Income Trading & Clearing Sales for Eurex covering both the Exchange and the Clearing House. Philip is responsible for building strong relationships with clients, attracting new trading and clearing members and promoting new products and services.

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Simon Smith heads Argus’ government and regulatory engagement. Argus Media is a leading publisher and price reporting agency for commodities markets. Simon is based in London and has approaching 30 years of oil and energy industry experience across the private and public sectors. He spent the early part of his career with Shell, as a market analyst and oil trader. Subsequently he headed the energy and mining programme at the Canadian High Commission in London. Simon joined Argus in 2006, initially running the company’s global research services division. He is currently responsible for managing Argus’ engagement with international policy makers, legislators and regulators on commodity market issues. Simon has an MA in mathematics from Cambridge University.

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Tobias Sproehnle is the Global Head of Benchmark Services for Thomson Reuters where he leads the team responsible for the administration of more than 70 key rates, along with the calculation and publication of more than 350 OTC benchmarks across Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities which makes up the industry’s broadest benchmark portfolio. He’s also the CEO of TR’s FCA –regulated subsidiary Thomson Reuters Benchmark Services Ltd. Tobias is a recognized thought-leader in indices, trademark and data licensing as well as financial market structure with 25 years of experience on financial markets.

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John Turnbull is a Senior Banker and Trade Finance specialist with 35 years experience of origination, negotiation, structuring, risk management and regulation of the full range of international trade transactions. Formerly Joint General Manager and Global Head of Structured Trade and Commodity Finance at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd. John has acted as expert witness in a number of high-profile trade finance legal cases. He was Co-Chair of the ICC Commission on Banking Technique and Practice’s Consulting Group on the most recent revision of the UCP. For 10 years since its inception he was the Chair of the Association of Foreign Banks Trade Finance Committee.  Chairman of the ICC UK Banking Committee and member of the ICC Banking Commission Global Financial Crime Committee and the joint ICC/Wolfsberg Committee. Representative on many national and international trade committees, including previously a Board Member of the International Energy Credit Association in the USA, a current long-standing member of the IECA European committee and a member of the editorial board of ‘Global Trade Review’.

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Fenghai Wang has been serving in the financial industry for over 20 years, with rich leadership experience in market operations and regulations. Joining Dalian Commodity Exchange in 1993, he held various senior positions at the exchange including Director of General Office, Assistant Executive President, and Executive Vice President before taking office as CEO in 2016. With profound understanding of economics and finance especially derivatives, he plays important role in the development of China’s futures market, witnessing its growth in the past two decades. Dr. Wang studied at Dalian University of Technology and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, and holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a Doctoral degree in Industrial Economics.

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Tobias Würgler is a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Zurich office. He leads our Financial Services practice group in Switzerland with a focus on banking, asset management and market infrastructure. Oliver Wyman is a globally management consulting firm, advising the leading global firms in financial services and other industries. Tobias is focusing on advising banks, asset managers, exchanges and market infrastructure providers on a broad range of topics such as strategy, risk management, regulatory change and organizational effectiveness. Tobias holds a PhD in economics from University of Zurich.

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Patrick Young, over a 25 year career in global financial markets, has built up a strong track record predicting the exchange space. His “Capital Market Revolution!” quickly became a bestseller when first published in 1999 thanks to its predictions about the growth of electronic trading and the move to for profit exchanges. Having advised many new and legacy exchanges world-wide, Young has spent much of the past decade advising buy side investors on financial market infrastructure debt and equity. Young has considerable experience in financial markets originally in derivatives and subsequently through various directorships in boutique investment banking private equity, IT, publishing and industry associations etc. He is currently an independent non-executive director of the world’s largest institutional trading community, Liquidnet. A passionate innovator, he has been in the vanguard of introducing new products such as Single Stock Futures and Sports/Entertainment/political contracts (“prediction markets” as a founder of Tradesports/Intrade. Patrick runs a unique annual conference “Young Markets” devoted to the future of financial markets and is active in emerging markets, especially the New Europe through his own investment vehicles. A leader (top 5%) with Gerson Lehrman Group, Patrick is available to provide direct advice on all aspects of investing in financial infrastructure world-wide. To help develop understanding of the opportunity for investing in exchanges and financial infrastructure, Patrick created “Exchange Invest” as the first portal and daily newsletter service in the field.

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Bürgenstock 2016 was sponsored by Eurex, SIX Exchange, Dalian Commodity Exchange, itarle, REGIS-TR, UBS, Taifex, TRADEcho, Cinnober, Covington and Burling, Oliver Wyman, Thomson Reuters, Oliver Wyman, S&P Global Platts, Susquehanna, SPIMEX and SDCO JSC. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting Bürgenstock 2017, please contact us for more information.

Additional (non-financial) support for Bürgenstock 2016 from our friends and media partners: China Futures Association, STSA, The Realization Group, DerivSource, Best Execution, Dukascopy, Head of Trading, L’Agefi, The Trading Mesh, Harrington Starr, Exchange Invest, and GSCGI:

ICDA’s 37th Bürgenstock was held at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva

About the hotel:

Situated on the Leman lake shore and just steps from the most beautiful parks and boutiques of the renowned Rue du Rhône, Hotel President Wilson is one of the most contemporary addresses in Geneva, facing the magnificent panorama of the Mont-Blanc. With large bay-windows offering panoramic views, all 180 Rooms and 48 suites of the luxury hotel combine comfort and elegance. For more information, visit the hotel here

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Bürgenstock 2016 Presentation Slides

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Matthias Graulich, Member of the Board,  Eurex Clearing
Keynote presentation


Alexey Rybnikov, President, SPIMEX
Commodities trends and emerging markets


Masamichi Kono, Senior Advisor,  KPMG
Increasing scope of regulation


Jonathan Herbst, Global Head of Financial Services, Norton Rose Fulbright
Andrew Broughton, Director, Head of Regulatory Policy & Rule Implementation UK & EMEA, Société Générale



Colin Platt, CEO, DPactum
Fintech presentation