Date: 9/20/2018
Event start time: 2:00 PM
Event end time: 3:00 PM
Category: Webinar
Price: Free

MiFID II and its Impact on Your Investor Relations Program

September 20, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern Time

Well into year one of the new world of MiFID II – the regulation requiring institutional investors doing business in Europe to pay separately for trading and research – there are still many unanswered questions. What is it and what does it mean for banks, the buy side, and IR? How will this disruption to the sell-side redefine the future? This compelling session will help IR professionals understand the potential implications from MiFID II and what it means for key stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the latest developments on the impact of MiFID II
  • Understand MiFID II-related challenges and opportunities for your IR program
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Neil Stewart

Neil Stewart

Vice President, IR Advisory, Citi Depositary Receipt Services

In his role with Citi Depositary Receipt Services, Neil helps clients develop and execute IR strategies globally. His main focus is organizing client training and educational events and keeping clients updated on cutting-edge IR topics. Neil was formerly Editorial and Research Director of IR Magazine and  Corporate Secretary, and is well known for having led an international line-up of IR awards events and conferences. He has led or spoken at over 150 events globally during his more than 20 years in the IR world. Neil has lived and worked in Canada, London and New York. 


Bill Quinn

Bill Quinn

Head of Americas Corporate Access, Deutsche Bank

Bill Quinn leads DB’s Corporate Access effort for the Americas.  The effort organizes and executes DB’s offering of conferences, non-deal roadshows, corporate field trips and research analyst marketing.  Bill also manages client strategy execution, MIS, MIFID and consumption data as it pertains to these efforts.
Bill joined Deutsche Bank in 2013 from Morgan Stanley, where he was the Head of North American Corporate Access. He also had the same role at Cowen, where he launched their dedicated Corporate Access effort in 2008 while working in Institutional Sales.
Prior, Bill was a Senior Managing Director and Partner of Van der Moolen Specialists, a former NYSE specialist firm, where he spent 11 years and managed Research, Sales and Corporate Relations efforts.  He started his Wall Street career at PaineWebber in Equity Research.
Bill graduated from Susquehanna University.  He is based in New York.

Michael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy

Vice President of External Research, Fidelity Investments

Michael McCarthy is vice president of external research at Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals, institutions and financial intermediaries. In this role, Mr. McCarthy serves as the primary point of contact for outside research providers. He also interacts with members of management, the fund’s board of trustees, portfolio managers, research analysts, legal and compliance to ensure that Fidelity optimizes its relationships with external research suppliers and that the firm is adherent to the regulatory requirements around these relationships.

In addition to his role with the external research community, Mr. McCarthy has operational oversight administering the global sector analysts, corporate access program, and equity and high yield training operations. He also co-heads the Direct Data Initiative within Fidelity’s equity and high yield research teams.

Prior to joining Fidelity in his current position in February 2008, Mr. McCarthy was a partner and head of the Boston office at Thomas Weisel Partners. Previously, he worked as principal and senior salesman at Alex Brown & Sons/Deutsche Bank, and as a principal at Trammell Crow Company. He has been in the financial industry since 1987.

Mr. McCarthy earned his bachelor of arts degree in business administration and economics from Hope College and his master of business administration degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame.

Thierry Denis

Thierry Denis

Vice President, Investor Relations , Owens Corning

Thierry Denis is vice president of Investor Relations of Owens Corning, a world leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites.  

Denis joined Owens Corning in 2010 as global director of supply chain and sourcing in its Composite Solutions Business. Prior to this, he held executive positions with CertainTeed, a Saint-Gobain company.  He joined CertainTeed in 2002 as vice president of finance; in this role, he restructured the function. Denis then served in general manager roles, where he turned around CertainTeed’s Windows division and led its divestiture, and ultimately managed the company’s FiberCement Siding division.

Denis’ career also includes nearly two decades of global experience with Dow Corning Corporation, the worldwide silicone leader.  He held regional and global leadership positions of successive importance in finance, strategy, and commercial management, alternatively based in Europe and the United States.

Denis holds a bachelor’s degree in science and finance and an MBA from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium, and has attended executive development programs at London Business School, INSEAD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Michigan.  He served as a two-year president of both the Philadelphia and the Toledo chapters of Financial Executives International, a premier association of financial executives.