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FISD Toronto

May 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

3:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Registration & Networking

4:15 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Trading Technologies and Connectivity: Where the Magic Happens

While there is no doubt that data is a critical part of success or failure in the financial industry, there's also little doubt that trading technologies and connectivity are increasingly the critical factor in determining these resulting successes or failures.  This session will examine the developments and changes within this sector of our industry and look at the development low latency connectivity, the technologies behind high-speed trading and co-location, and the increasing reliance on out-sourcing. We'll address benefits such as universal access and lower costs provided by internet based solutions as well as the security risks that raised concerns for these users.  Panelists will also opine on what the future might hold in this arena.  


Nick Merritt, FIA, Program Director, FISD


Peenaki Dam, Head of Product Strategy & Innovation, ICE Data Services

Praneil Ladwa, Director, Questrade

Brooks McFeely, CEO, MT Newswires

Perry Vong, Director, Global Markets Data, Operations and Engineering, RBC

5:00 P.M. - 5:05 P.M.

Member Introduction - Xignite


Ryan Burdick, Senior VP Business Development , Xignite

5:10 P.M. - 5:50 P.M.

Cannabis Ventures and their Impact in our Industry

This session will address the growth in cannabis ventures and what impact this is having in the financial industry.  At first glance the impact seems to be expansive (touching investment banking, trading, listings, buy-side firms and more), of a sizable magnitude (think $$$$ rather than $$), and growing.  Our panel will address this issue in depth and provide insight on what changes this new participant will bring.


James Lyle, Attorney, Cassels Brock


Vahan Ajamian, Managing Director, Analyst Relations, MedMen

Richard Carleton, Chief Executive Officer, CNSX Markets Inc.

Matthew Fuchs, EVP, OTC Markets

Sean McNulty, CEO and Portfolio Manager, XIB Asset Management

5:50 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

FISD Update


Nick Merritt, FIA, Program Director, FISD

5:40 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Networking Reception

Networking Reception Location: The Shore Club, 155 Wellington Street W


May 2, 2019
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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