MAY 9-11, 2018 NEW ORLEANS, LA
Rob Hegarty will be chairing and moderating IdeaLabs, TraderForum’s annual look at how artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and advanced data visualization are revolutionizing the investment process. TraderForum’s buy side head trader members will hear “elevator pitches” from a group of financial technology startups who are bringing these technologies to bear on trading, portfolio construction and research.
APRIL 23, 2018 BOCA RATON, FL
Rob Hegarty is moderating a panel “Reaping the Benefits of Technology Disruption” at BNY/Eagle Engage 2018. The pace of change in the investment industry and the recent rapid advancements in technology have combined to present challenges — and opportunities — the likes of which we have not seen before. Whether it’s harnessing the vast amount of data coming at us every day, taking advantage of the power of AI and Machine Learning, deploying practical uses of RPA, or understanding and responding to the disruptive forces of emerging FinTech players, the investment industry is poised for change unlike any other time in its history.
APRIL 6, 2018 BOSTON, MA
Rob Hegarty is presenting "Trends at the Intersection of Financial Markets, Technology, and Data" to the Boston Asset Management CIO Roundtable. The presentation and discussion will cover the major trends defining the future of investment management, and how emerging technologies and the evolution of data are dramatically changing the industry.
JANUARY 19, 2018 MIAMI, FL
Rob Hegarty was a panelist on "Foreign Exchange: New Regulation, New Players, New Structure" at Institutional Investor's Trader Forum -- a private association of Head Traders at the world's leading buy side firms. The panel debated how FX market participants are facing new waves of regulation, including the new code of conduct and MiFID II.
NOVEMBER 11, 2017 BOSTON, MA
Rob Hegarty moderated a MiFID II panel at Institutional Investor's Financial Technology Forum -- a large gathering of CIO's and CTO's from the leading investment management firms. The panel discussed how and what buy side firms are doing in preparation for the looming January 3 deadline for MiFID II compliance. Two areas that present investment managers with the biggest compliance and operational challenges are payments for research and trade and transaction reporting.
OCTOBER 25, 2017 BOSTON, MA
Rob Hegarty moderated the keynote panel at this dinner event hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton’s Financial Crimes group. Senior executives from throughout the Boston area AML, fraud, cyber and compliance communities came together to discuss the growing opportunities, threats and challenges related to the convergence of these domains in the asset management, wealth management, and other financial services sectors.
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As with so many divergent views in today's global financial markets, the devil is in the details, or perhaps the definition, says Hegarty. It seems that the industry has started to use the terms “regulation” and “market structure” interchangeably when clearly regulation is but one element that makes up market structure.