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Dame Clara Furse DBE

Clara Furse is currently a non-executive Director of Legal & General Plc, Amadeus IT Holding SA, Nomura Holdings Inc., Chairman of Nomura Bank International and a non-executive Director of a number of Nomura’s FSA regulated subsidiaries. She is also a non-executive Director of the UK Government’s Department for Work and Pensions.

She was Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange Group from January 2001 to May 2009. During this period she was also a non-executive Director of Euroclear plc, LCH Clearnet Group Ltd., Fortis and a member of the Shanghai International Financial Advisory Council.

Clara's career has spanned a broad range of global financial markets. She began her career in 1979 as a broker, joining Phillips and Drew in 1983. At UBS she became a Managing Director in 1995 and Global Head of Futures in 1996. During the 1990s she also served as a non-executive Director, Committee Chairman and Deputy Chairman of LIFFE, the UK’s first financial futures exchange. Prior to joining the London Stock Exchange, Clara was Group Chief Executive of Credit Lyonnais Rouse from 1998 to 2000.

In 2008 Clara was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire for her contribution to the Financial Services industry.

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Andy Haldane – Executive Director Financial Stability, Bank of England

Andy Haldane is responsible for developing Bank policy on financial stability issues and the management of the Financial Stability Area. He is a member of the Financial Stability Executive Board, which gives high level guidance on priority-setting, and of the Bank's Executive Management Team.

Andy has written extensively on domestic and international monetary and financial stability, authoring around 80 articles and three books on issues including inflation targeting, central bank independence, international financial crises, financial stability frameworks and payment systems. He is a member of various international public policy committees, economics associations, editorial boards and academic advisory committees.

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Professor Charles Goodhart – Professor of Finance, London School of Economics

Professor Charles Goodhart, CBE, FBA is now the Norman Sosnow Professor of Banking and Finance at the London School of Economics.

Before joining the London School of Economics in 1985, he worked at the Bank of England for seventeen years as a monetary adviser, becoming a Chief Adviser in 1980.

Besides numerous articles, and teaching positions at Cambridge and LSE, he has written books on monetary history, and a graduate monetary textbook, two collections of papers on monetary policy and an institutional study of The Evolution of Central Banks.

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Professor Dave Cliff – Professor of Computer Science, University of Bristol

Dave Cliff is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, with research specialising in ultra-large-scale complex adaptive systems.

During 1998-2005 Professor Cliff worked in industry, as a Department Scientist for Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, and then as a Director/Trader in the Complex Risk Group at Deutsche Bank’s London foreign exchange (FX) trading floor. In 1995 Professor Cliff invented an autonomous adaptive trading algorithm, which in 2001 was shown by IBM researchers to consistently beat human traders in experimental versions of financial-market auction systems, and which is now widely recognized as one of the two first autonomous adaptive algorithmic trading systems with real-world applicability.

He has given well over 100 invited keynote lectures and seminars; and he and his work have frequently been featured both in print and in broadcast media.

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Dr Jean-Pierre Zigrand - Reader in Finance, London School of Economics

Dr Jean-Pierre Zigrand is a Reader in Finance at the London School of Economics with research interests in the areas of derivatives markets, asset pricing, financial market regulation, and financial intermediation, in which he has an extensive publication record. His teaching is principally in quantitative finance at masters and PhD levels. He gained his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Dr Zigrand is a consultant to the Asset Pricing and Portfolio Management, the Regulation and Financial Stability and the Risk Management and Fixed Income Markets sections of the Financial Markets Group at LSE (FMG), to private sector financial institutions, to the Luxembourgish Central Bank as well as to regulatory bodies.

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Kevin Houstoun – Chairman, Rapid Addition; co-Chair, Global Technical Committee, FIX Protocol Limited

Kevin Houstoun is Chairman of Rapid Addition, a provider of ultra low latency trading infrastructure components and systems and co-Chairs the FIX Protocol Limited Global Technical Committee.

Since joining Robert Fleming in 1995 evaluating emerging technologies for the group from either an investment or usage perspective – one of which was the FIX (Financial Information Exchange) protocol and Flemings became an early adopter – Kevin has been involved in the governance of the FIX Protocol.

From 1998 Kevin worked at Salomon Brothers (later Citigroup) as co-head of the European Equity Electronic Trading team. In 2005 he moved to HSBC Investment Bank where he provided electronic trading consultancy services until leaving the role in 2008 in order to become Chairman of Rapid Addition. He also consults to a number of clients including HSBC and Thomson Reuters.

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Professor Oliver Linton – Chair of Political Economy, Cambridge University

Oliver Linton holds the Chair of Political Economy at Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and of the British Academy.

A former Professor of Economics at Yale University, he is the author of over one hundred articles in the areas of econometric theory and financial econometrics. Within financial econometrics he is interested in high frequency data and in low frequency panel data issues. He has consulted for Hargreaves Lansdown, Royal and Sun Alliance, Concordia asset management, and the Financial Services Authority.

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Professor Philip Bond – Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Philip Bond is visiting Professor in the Departments of Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science at Bristol University and Visiting Fellow in the Oxford Industrial and Applied Mathematics Centre (OCIAM) at the University of Oxford.

He has degrees in Physics, Applied Non-Linear Analysis, Finance and Pure Mathematics. Professionally he has worked as an arbitrage trader and macro trader and now designs systematic computer-driven trading platforms (currently for BNP Paribas).

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