Round Table

“What Will European Market Structure Look Like After Mifid II?”


Mike Bellaro
Global Head of Equity Trading – Deutsche Bank Asset Management & Co-Chair – Plato Partnership

Yann Couellan
Head of Trade Execution Fixed Income – AXA Investment Management

Yann is Head of Fixed Income, Money Market & Repo Trading France for Axa Investment Managers. Yann Couellan joined AXA Investment Managers in August 2004 as a senior fixed income trader & OTC Derivatives. Since July 2007, Yann oversees fixed-income trading activities on desks located in Paris, including recently Repo & Money Market trading activities. He is also responsible for Trading Developments for AXA IM, working closely with his IT and compliance department to better align the trading strategies, by sourcing the liquidity and maximize trading performances using IT and TCA benefits. Prior to joining AXA IM, he was fixed income trader at IXIS AM for 4 years, and previously broker at Cantor Fitzgerald during 3 years. Yann started his financial career by joining Maison Roussin, a french Broker group in 1992.

Nej D’jelal
Head of Electronic Equities Product, EMEA, Barclays &  Co-Chair and Managing Director – Plato Partnership


Philippe Guillot
Executive director of the Markets Directorate – AMF Paris

Philippe Guillot began his career in finance in 1987 at DKL James Capel (now HSBC), where he held various positions in the markets. In 1991 he joined Enskilda Securities as a market maker, first in Paris then in London. In 1998 he moved to Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux in Paris, taking over as head of Facilitation, before being appointed Group Trading Director in 2006, first in Paris then in London. During this time Philippe played an active part in numerous working groups and market bodies dealing with MiFID issues in Paris. He was a member of the Securities Trading Committee of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME). He joined the AMF in march 2012. Mr Guillot holds a degree in private law from Paris XI University.

Andrei Kirilenko
Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at the Imperial College Business School

Andrei Kirilenko is the Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at the Imperial College Business School. Prior to joining Imperial in August 2015, he was Professor of the Practice of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Co-Director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy. Professor Kirilenko’s work focuses on the intersection of finance, technology and regulation. He is a recognized world expert on technology in markets, including algorithmic and high frequency trading. He is also an intellectual leader on the principles of regulation of automated financial markets.

Before MIT Sloan, Professor Kirilenko served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) between December 2010 and December 2012. In his capacity as Chief Economist, Kirilenko has been instrumental in using modern analytical tools and methods to improve the Commission’s ability to develop and enforce an effective regulatory regime in automated financial markets. In 2010, Kirilenko was the recipient of the CFTC Chairman’s Award for Excellence (highest honor). 

Prior to joining the CFTC, Kirilenko spent twelve years at the International Monetary Fund working on global capital markets issues. His scholarly work has appeared in a number of peer-refereed journals and received multiple best-paper awards.  Kirilenko received his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in Finance.

Yazid Sharaiha
Global Head of Investment Strategies, Norges Bank Investment Management

Chinedum Nzelu
Managing Director, Head of FX Automated Trading Strategies – JP Morgan