Young Markets

The Conference for the Future of Markets – Alpha Needs Innovation



Patrick L Young – CEO DV Advisors, Chairman & Founder Young Markets

Mr. Patrick L. Young - YM Founder and Chairman

Mr. Patrick L. Young – YM Founder and Chairman

Over a 25 year career in global financial markets, Patrick L Young has built up a strong track record predicting the exchange space.
His “Capital Market Revolution!” quickly became a bestseller when first published in 1999 thanks to its predictions about the growth of electronic trading and the move to for profit
Having advised many new and legacy exchanges world-wide, Young has spent much of the past decade advising buy side investors on financial market infrastructure debt and equity.
Young has considerable experience in financial markets originally in derivatives and
subsequently through various directorships in boutique investment banking private equity, IT, publishing and industry associations etc.
He is currently an independent non-executive director of the world’s largest institutional trading community, Liquidnet.
A passionate innovator, he has been in the vanguard of introducing new products such as Single Stock Futures and Sports/Entertainment/political contracts (“prediction markets” as a founder of Tradesports/Intrade.
Patrick runs a unique annual conference “Young Markets” devoted to the future of
financial markets and is active in emerging markets, especially the New Europe through his own investment vehicles.
He currently writes columns for’s “Op-Edge” and exchange journal “Trading Places.”
A leader (top 5%) with Gerson Lehrman Group, Patrick is available to provide direct advice on all aspects of investing in financial infrastructure world-wide.
To help develop understanding of the opportunity for investing in exchanges and financial infrastructure, Patrick created “Exchange Invest” as the first portal and daily newsletter service in the field.

Charles Crawford – British Ambassador to Belgrade, Sarajevo & Warsaw, retired

Charles Crawford full size H&S After many years in high-level diplomacy Charles Crawford has a unique profile as an imaginative, dynamic and even provocative speaker who has addressed audiences large and small in many languages including English, Polish and Serbian.
During his diplomatic career Charles produced a vast body of official work, known for being uncompromising, direct and operationally creative.
He has been praised at the highest levels in London, NATO and the European Union; he continues to receive high accolades for his public speaking and writing work. For 2010/11, Charles remains ranked in the ‘Top 5′ of the most relevant speakers available today.
In late 2005 a private email sent by Charles to Whitehall offering suggestions on how Prime Minister Tony Blair might see off European opposition to the UK Presidency’s EU Budget proposals was leaked to the Sunday Times, generating controversy in the British and European/US media.
After an Honours degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University he qualified as a Barrister before joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. From 1985-87 Charles served as Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe’s official Speechwriter, contributing ideas/language for speeches by the Foreign Secretary (major set-piece speeches, Parliamentary debates and less formal after-dinner remarks).
His first job on joining the FCO in 1979 was to head the Indonesia Section, followed by his first posting, to communist post-Tito Yugoslavia. He returned to London in 1984 and after a year on the Aviation Desk was appointed FCO Speech-writer. He was posted to South Africa in 1987 as part of the Embassy team led by Ambassador Robin Renwick working to end apartheid.
Returning to London in 1991 he worked in the FCO Department dealing with the Soviet Union as communist rule collapsed. He then spent three years in Moscow as Political Counsellor and then served three times as HM Ambassador: in Sarajevo (1996-1998); in Belgrade (2001-2003) and most recently in Poland (2003-2007).
In 1987 he wrote the FCO’s first Guide to Speech-Writing, a dynamic text full of real-life examples on how to write speeches – and how to weed out lugubrious mistakes. Two decades later it remains a core part of the FCO’s speech-drafting training.
He subsequently contributed to speeches by members of the Royal Family and successive Prime Ministers, as well as different Ministers and other senior personalities in public and commercial life.
He left the FCO at the end of 2007 to start a new career as writer, consultant, mediator and trainer. In 2009 he joined the UK Conservative Party candidates list.
In recent months Charles Crawford led training courses for senior EU and other officials and private clients aimed at improving their communication skills. He has written for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Independent, DIPLOMAT and Total Politics.
In 2009 his audiences included the Headmasters Conference and Conservative Friends of Poland, as well as private groups and academic gatherings.
In 2010 he and other former British Ambassadors in partnership with ADR Group launched a new senior strategic dispute resolution panel, ADRg Ambassadors.

Adrian Fitzpatrick – Head of Investment Dealing – “Kames Capital”
kames capital logo Head of Investment Dealing at Kames Capital ( an Aegon Asset Management company)
Adrian has 38 years experience of markets starting at Ivory & Sime in 1974.
He started as office junior and then joined the Investment Trust administration team in 1976.
Adrian then joined the Central Dealing team in 1986 as a trainee dealer.
In 1991 Adrian was promoted to Head Dealer covering all asset classes.
He was also the manager for 5 Investment Trust dealing subsidiaries.
Adrian left Ivory and Sime in 1997 to set up the dealing team at Scottish Equitable which became Aegon Asset Management and is now Kames Capital.
Adrian is a member of the Investment Management Association’s Head Dealer group since 2003.
He was also co-chair of the NYSE Euronext ITAC traders group in 2010 before relinquishing this role to become a Non-Executive Director of Liquidnet.

Andre Cappon – President – “The CBM Group, Inc.”

andre cappon Andre Cappon is President of The CBM Group, Inc. a management consulting firm specialized in financial services. Founded in 1992, CBM has advised some 60 leading global financial institutions, in both developed and emerging markets.

CBM’s practice focuses on capital markets, in particular stock and derivatives exchanges, credit risk management and wealth management.
CBM group has worked with some 25+ exchanges, interdealer brokers, clearing and settlement institutions. Key clients include Brazil’s BM&F BOVESPA, NYSE Euronext, Canada’s TMX, the Philippine Stock Exchange PSE, CBOE, NYBOT (now ICE), OM (now NASDAQ OM).

Prior to founding CBM, Andre was a Partner of Oliver Wyman & Co, a Vice President of Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc., a Manager with Arthur Andersen & Co (now Accenture). He began his career with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) B.Sc. Mathematics and Columbia University, M.S. Operations Research. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian.

Colin Howard – Chairman, “Comdaq”, principal “Disoft Research”

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Colin Howard has spent most of his life fighting one establishment or other, not always successfully. He has given the World Electronic petrol pumps, online credit cards, digital dealing rooms, online stockbroking, business orientated Internet and low cost equities exchanges. Whether as a sailor, pilot, or racing driver, he never stops dreaming of change – one of his race engines became the prototype Ford Sierra engine! He is currently seeking to change the physical settlement of commodities through his current exchange (, and the changes that are taking place with banks will be one subject of the conference. He is lead consultant to UNCTAD for commodities within Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. He should be retired, but enjoys what he does too much.

Colin Walsh, CEO Crescent Capital
crescent capital Colin Walsh (57) is Chief Executive of Crescent. An International MBA by background, Colin spent six years with Top Technology between 1988 and 1994. Top Technology was a London based fund manager responsible for the management of the successful Hambro Advanced Technology Trust family of venture capital funds including HATT plc, HATT II LP and HATT II (1993) LP. In 1995 Colin, sponsored by Hambros Bank Limited, established Hambro Northern Ireland Venture Managers Limited, now known as Crescent. Colin was Chairman of Trafficmaster plc, a company which he was instrumental in floating on the London Stock Exchange in 1994. Colin was also instrumental in bringing Andor Technology to the AIM market in 2004. Colin is currently Chairman of Andor Technology plc and a director of Balcas Limited, Nisoft UK Limited, Fusion Antibodies Limited and Replify Limited.

Flip Pidot – CEO, Co-Founder – ”American Civics Exchange”


Logo - American Civics Exchange Flip Pidot is co-founder and chief executive officer of American Civics Exchange. Prior to founding ACE, Flip has worked in the fields of investment management, politics, and fraud investigation. He holds a BA in Economics from Notre Dame and an MBA from Darden Business School at the University of Virginia, where he has returned as a guest finance lecturer on the topic of political risk management, and participates in the UVA Investing Conference as both a corporate sponsor and a speaker.

Flip appears regularly as a political and financial commentator on Live and has appeared as a markets guest on Fox Business Network. Flip was a Republican and Growth Party candidate for New York State Senate in 2006. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a CFA Charterholder.

Gary Katz, President and CEO and co-founder of “International Securities Exchange”






Gary Katz is President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Securities Exchange (ISE) and is a co-founder of the Exchange. Prior to assuming his currentposition, Mr. Katz served as Chief Operating Officer of ISE.

Mr. Katz is one of the principal developers of ISE’s unique options market structure – an auction market on an electronic platform. He is named as inventor or co-inventor on six patents that ISE has received or applied for relating to its proprietary trading system and technology.

Before joining ISE at its inception, Mr. Katz served from 1997 to 1998 as President and co-founder of K-Squared Research, LLC, a financial services consulting firm.

From 1986 until 1997, he held several positions in the Options and Index Products Division at the New York Stock Exchange where he became Managing Director.

During his tenure at NYSE, Mr. Katz also was a co-founder of The Options IndustryCouncil, a trade group dedicated to promoting the equity options sector through theeducation of the investing public. Prior to 1986, Mr. Katz was an actuary with theEquitable Life Assurance Company and is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries.

Mr. Katz formerly was an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at the Stern School of Business, New York University, where he conducted classes in business mathematics applications and also taught classes in options strategies and pricing at the New York Institute of Finance. Mr. Katz has an MS in Statistics with Distinction from New York University and a BA from Queens College.

 Gary Schirr, Ph.D., Radford University USA

gary Gary Schirr, Associate Professor of Marketing at Radford University (Virginia), conducts research on innovation, user engagement, and social media. Gary has authored articles in the leading academic journal of new product development, Journal of Product Innovation. He has also written for publications such as SMM Magazine and Futures Magazine. He contributed a chapter on qualitative research for product innovation to the PDMA Handbook on New Product Development 3rd edition, published this year.

In the IMM division of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Gary was involved the launch of the short term interest rate futures, stock index futures, and currency options contracts that changed the markets. While CEO of the Asian fixed income & derivatives subsidiary of a Wall Street firm, Gary served on the new products committee of the Singapore Monetary Exchange (SGX).

During the internet mania of at the turn of the millennium, the era, Gary was involved directly in or as a consultant to a series of internet startup firms focusing on online trading.

Gary has a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an M.S. in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Miami University (Ohio).

Ian D. McClure – Director, Intellectual Property Exchange International, Inc. (IPXI)


IPXI_Logo-full As Director, Ian D. McClure leads transaction and business development at IPXI. Mr. McClure is responsible for identifying, originating, and executing high-value IP offering opportunities for IPXI with leading corporations, universities, and national laboratories. In addition, Mr. McClure coordinates member recruitment and strategic alliances, including sales and marketing strategy and brand management.
Prior to joining IPXI, Mr. McClure was a corporate and securities and intellectual property law attorney with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, where he focused his practice on IP transactions. Mr. McClure has helped execute trademark, copyright, patent, and domain name transactions in various industries, including in the merger and acquisition context.
Mr. McClure has published extensively on intellectual property as an asset class, including the exciting issues of IP management and monetization. His works have been published in law reviews and industry journals, including Chapman Law Review, Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal, Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, Intellectual Property Magazine, ABA Landslide, The Federal Lawyer, The Corporate Counselor, Business First, The Lane Report, and others. He has presented to bar association, in-house counsel, and industry conferences on IP licensing, valuation, and strategy. He has also guest lectured on various IP-related topics at the University of Chicago Law School and Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Mr. McClure holds a B.S. in Economics from Vanderbilt University, cum laude, and a J.D. from Chapman University School of Law, magna cum laude. He is an L.L.M. in Intellectual Property Law candidate at DePaul University College of Law. Mr. McClure is licensed to practice law in Kentucky and Illinois, and is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and the Licensing Executives Society (LES).

Ian Haet – CEO and Co-Founder at Startup Stock Exchange








Mr. Haet is the President and Founder of the Startup Stock Exchange. His entrepreneurial experience traverses multiple sectors spanning 2 decades. His work includes serving as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Asia and the USA, managing the investment portfolio for the public employees of Massachusetts, and founding and operating multiple startups. As the President of SSX he has created a new investment market for early stage companies.

Kevin Ashby, Chief Commercial Officer – London Capital Group (Chairman – “Rising Sum”)

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Kevin Ashby – recently joined Board of London Capital Group Plc, an on-line broker and market maker offering multi-asset trading to both institutional and private clients. Kevin has advised a number of brokers and banks and was previously the founding CEO and Chairman of Saxo Bank Asia Pacific. Kevin’s career has included numerous Executive and advisory roles with both public and private technology companies. Kevin first met Patrick Young when he became COE of Patsystems PLC, a provider of Trading systems to the derivatives market. Patsystems grew into a major provider to the futures market, the company also developed systems for a number of futures exchanges.

Kurt Muller, CEO – Alpine Stock Exchange

FOTO_Kurt_Beatus_Mueller Since 2005 CEO Beatus Consulting & Partner GmbH, Innsbruck – Project company for the foundation of the Alpine Stock Exchange.







Marcus Cake, CEO


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Marcus is Chief Executive of . He is a passionate advocate of reshaping markets with the internet, rather than just speeding up the status quo. Toward this end, he has spent five years creating wisdom networks which enable dynamic “murmuration of starlings” like crowd networks in the equity market, financial market, SME growth, governance, forms and other parts of society.

Marcus has 15 years experience as an early stage venture capitalist, investment banker (mergers and acquisitions), in-house M&A executive, software entrepreneur, and a non-executive director of public and private companies.

He has over seven years of tertiary education including a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia, a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and a Bachelor of Laws (part complete). He marked assignments and exams in Mergers and Acquisitions for the Australian Securities Institute (now FINSIA).

Michal Polasik, Assistant professor at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

michal Dr Michał Polasik is an assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management, Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) in Toruń, Poland. He conducts researches in the areas of retail payments and electronic banking. His studies were carried out within several research projects: “The analysis of factors determining the development of electronic payment in retail in Poland” financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education; “Innovative payment services in Poland and in the world” and “Modeling the use of retail payments methods on the Polish market” both commissioned by the National Bank of Poland; “SEPA, PSD and payment innovations”, together with the Polish Bank Association; Polish e-commerce market 2010 and 2012; “European Trend Survey »BANKS & FUTURE 2012«. Trends and Developments in the European Payments Market, together with Fraunhofer-Institute and Equens SE, 2012.

Michał Polasik is an author of several dozen academic publications on electronic banking and retail payments. He is the co-author of i.a. the paper: “Empirical analaysis of internet banking adoption in Poland” published in International Journal of Bank Marketing that has been chosen as a Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2010.

Dr.Stephen McKeown – CEO Analytics Engines

stephen.mckeown Stephen is the CEO of Analytics Engines, a Belfast based company specialising in accelerated data analytics and which counts among its partners some of the top European and US firms in enterprise software, biomedical and banking. He started his career with Microsoft and then the ECIT Institute developing next generation high performance systems, before working as an Analyst with Accenture in the Dublin financial services sector. He subsequently joined as the Commercial Director of CapnaDSP a high tech spinout of Queens University Belfast, and led the restructuring that resulted in its successor Analytics Engines being formed. He has acted as a technical expert for the UK Technology Strategy Board and holds a number of board level positions.

Veronica Augustsson, CEO – “Cinnober Financial Technology”

Mrs. Augustsson’s Cinnober career began in 2002 as a developer working with the American Stock Exchange’s ANTE specialist-driven options trading system. During a two-year period, Mrs. Augustssonwork with on-site support at the AMEX trading floor experiencing the heat and intensity of floor-based trading.

Mrs. Augustsson track record includes the development of the component framework in TRADExpress, matching engines for Turqouise in London and Alpha Trading Systems in Toronto as well as project management and sales support.

Since 2011, Mrs. Augustsson has acted as Head of Sales at Cinnober after some successful years working with pre-sales and heading sales, specializing in the understanding of customer needs and suggesting optimal technical solutions based on the TRADExpress set of products.

“Cinnober is challening place to work at thanks to its cutting-edge technology, professional and extremely skilled employees, and maybe most of all, due to our demanding customers.”, Mrs.Augustsson states.

Specialties:Understanding our customer needs and apply the best technical solution to satisfy our customers and their customers.

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