Alternative Trading Systems, New Technologies and Liquidity Issues - Can Canadian Equity Traders Keep Up?

    TORONTO, December 20 /CNW/ - At TradeTech Canada earlier this month, over
200 senior-level traders convened at the Direct Energy Center in Toronto,
Ontario to deliberate liquidity issues and new technologies and tools in the
constantly evolving equity market. The challenge this week is to start
implementing these changes ahead of the new year.

    Twenty four industry leaders gave presentations and participated in panel
sessions that focused on cutting-edge topics such as:

    --  Alternative Trading Systems (ATS) Forecast: Competitive Landscape And
Regulatory Outlook

    --  Multilateral Trading Facilities, Dark Pools And The Canadian

    --  Maximizing Order Management System (OMS) Technology To Improve The
Performance Of Your Equity Trading Desk

    --  Assessing Optimal Conditions For Using Algorithmic Trading Technology

    --  Exploring the Changing Mosaic Of Investment Management

    Senior-level speakers such as Jeff Brown, CIO of Highstreet Asset
Management provided an overview as a top level executive at one of the leading
buy-side equity trading firms in the Canadian market. David Easthope, Senior
Analyst at Celent shared his insights by using his expertise on the
application of information technology in the global financial services

    One of the highlights of the conference was the ATS Forecasting panel
which turned into a heated, but informative debate that ensued among panelists
Tal Cohen, Senior Vice President of Instinet, Thomas Kalafatis, Director of
Sales and Trading of the Toronto Stock Exchange, and Geoff Eby, President of
Perimeter Markets.

    A well received new feature of the conference was the Buy Side Executive
Summit day, an occasion for attendees to network in a less formal, interactive
atmosphere to discuss developments that are going to directly impact the
trading desk in 2008.

    "It's a challenging environment in Canada right now," explains Ian McRae,
Executive Director of TradeTech Canada. "Buy side traders were able to get a
jump on their competitors who weren't there."

    TradeTech was launched as a premier senior level conference for equity
traders in 2001 in Europe. In 2005, Worldwide Business Research brought the
equity event to the US market to rave reviews. More than 500 delegates
attended the premier US event and attendance has increased steadily since.
TradeTech Canada was launched in 2006 to a sold out audience.

    TradeTech USA 2008 will run March 3-6, 2008 in New York, NY. For more
information please visit

For further information:

For further information: TradeTech Canada, WBR Debra Haym, 212-885-2768
General Manager

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