JSE SA Trade Connect is a platform for the South African investment community to exchange insights, share views, showcase offerings, and connect. The 2024 edition took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 13 February. This annual conference offers a unique opportunity to network with C-suite executives from South Africa’s local and international buy-side, sell-side, connectivity providers, software vendors, liquidity providers and other senior players in the trading ecosystem.

Audience includes:

  • Sell side
  • Buy side
  • Technology Providers
  • Market Data Providers
  • Investment Analysts and related media houses

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Subject  Speaker/s
Conference opening remarks Leila Fourie


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Keynote speech:
Broking model of the future.

James Baugh
TD Cowen

Subject Speaker/s

Keynote panel discussion:

What does the future of the broking business model look like?

  • Challenges navigating regulatory landscape as a broker in modern financial markets.
  • Unique challenges faced by smaller brokers and how they can be addressed.
  • What major changes are required to keep the broking business viable for all?
  • Is a wholesale/tiered broking model ideal and what does this mean for the broker-client relationship?

Matthew Rattray
RMB Morgan Stanley

Erica Bruce

Nivedna Maharaj
Standard Bank

Viwe Tini
Vunani Securities


Valdene Reddy - JSE


Subject Speaker/s

Fireside chat:
Exchange regulation and access to SA financial markets.

  • Exchange access and it’s impact on market structure.
  • Proposed amendments to the JSE Equities Rules and Directives: What changes can we expect?
  • Sponsored access and remote membership: Is the South African market ready?

Mike Powell
Rapid Addition

Andrew Cairns
Standard Bank

Merlin Rajah  - Absa

Subject Speaker/s

Panel discussion:
What’s next for the derivatives market and lessons from global markets?

  • How have the Reg28 allocation changes affected business
  • What can SA learn from global markets to gain a comparative advantage?
  • Are retail investors the key to on-screen activity? What are their drivers and barriers to entry?
  • How can products and the market structure be improved to transform local derivatives markets?
  • What are end clients (retail and institutional) looking for? Are ESG and sustainability derivatives the next big thing?

Helina Sumbhoolaul
JP Morgan

Matthias Kempgen
JSE Clear

Roberto Pharo

Moderator: Anelisa Matutu - JSE

Subject Speaker/s

Panel discussion:
How has fragmentation impacted the trading of dual listed equities?

  • Has local fragmentation opened up more opportunities for arbitrage strategies?
  • Does the best execution conversation move beyond explicit costs?
  • The effects of global fragmentation on domestic liquidity.
  • Are clients execution venue agnostic?
  • How can data be used to support decision making around execution venues?

Richard Hills

Yanela Songca Ninety One

Andries Potgieter Investec Markets

Mark Randall - JSE

Subject Speaker/s

Panel discussion:
Impact of infrastructure, AI and connectivity on execution strategies.

  • Is the cloud the new frontier?
  • Has the full potential of the economies of scale in tech infrastructure been realised?
  • The increasing role of AI in execution strategies.
  • Does the use of AI yield better execution outcomes?
  • What further innovations can we expect?

Gordon McArthur
Beeks Group

Eleni Coldrey

John Owens
IPC Systems

Tebalo Tsoaeli - JSE

Subject Speaker/s

Fireside chat:
Talent acquisition and retention in modern financial markets.

  • What major challenges do firms face with retaining talent?
  • What is the talent looking for?
  • How are firms adapting to the changing workforce requirements in modern financial markets?

Thembi Manyike

Rufaro Mapanda

Itumeleng Monale - JSE

Subject Speaker/s
Closing comments. Nasheen Sharma