Round Table


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

Yann Couellan, Head of Fixed Income Execution, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Yann Couellan joined BNP Paribas Dealing Services in October 2017 as head of fixed income execution. Yann was previously Head of Fixed Income, Money Market & Repo Trading France for Axa Investment Managers. Since July 2007, Yann was overseeing fixed-income trading activities on desks located in Paris, including recently Repo & Money Market trading activities. He was also responsible for trading developments. He joined AXA IM in 2004 as a senior fixed income trader & OTC Derivatives. Prior to joining AXA IM, he was a fixed income trader at IXIS AM for 4 years, and previously broker at Cantor Fitzgerald during 3 years. Yann started his financial career in 1992 by joining the French Broker group, Maison Roussin.

Nej D’jelal, Managing Director, Co-Head of Electronic Equities, EME, Barclays

Nej D’jelal is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the EME Electronic Equities business at Barclays Investment Bank. As head of EME Electronic Equities Product, Nej oversees product development and electronic trading. Nej is a client driven business leader who combines a skill-set of equity market structure expertise, computer science, and extensive experience of how to build and operate an electronic trading business.

Nej serves as chair of the EME Equities Best Execution Committee and represents Barclays on the Securities Trading Committee of AFME and as co-chair of Plato Partnership, a not-for-profit company representing major asset managers and investment banks. Nej joined Barclays in August 2012 from Goldman Sachs where he served as Executive Director. During his 6 years at Goldman his role included product development and algorithmic trading. He started his career in 2002 as an Analyst / Programmer at IT consultancy Logica. Nej graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a Bsc in Business with Manufacturing Systems and Msc in Computer Science.

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, Centre for Global Finance and Technology, 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.

Chinedum Nzelu, Managing Director, Head of FX Automated Trading Strategies, J.P. Morgan

Chi joined JPMorgan in 2005 into FX eCommerce, following and undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering and an MSc in Computing Science. In 2014 he became responsible for the FX Automated Trading Strategies team, specialising in electronic market making and Algorithmic Execution products.

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

Yazid Sharaiha is the Global Head of Investment Strategies, Asset Strategies, Norges Bank Investment Management, the firm responsible for the management of the Norwegian Government Pensions Fund Global. His career spans both academia and industry. Prior to his current role, he was Managing Director and global head of Quantitative and Derivative Strategies at Morgan Stanley. He was previously a University Lecturer at Imperial College Business School. He has published articles in various academic journals in the fields of Operations Research and Finance. His industry and research interests are in the areas of systematic/quantitative investing, derivative strategies, trading and liquidity strategies, and market structure.

Yazid holds a BSc in Engineering from Imperial College London, Masters’ degrees in Engineering and Management Science from UC Berkeley and Imperial College (respectively), and a PhD in Operations Research from Imperial College, London.