Antoine Bisson, Head of Execution, Exane BNP Paribas
A graduate of EDHEC Business School, Antoine started his career at Morgan Stanley in London where he was Head of Program Trading for Continental Europe. He took over as Head of Execution Services, EMEA for Deutsche Bank during eight years before joining Exane BNP Paribas as Head of Execution in 2013.
Could you present the Exane BNP Paribas trading platform to us?
Today, we are really pleased to be ranked in first place in 10 of the 15 categories in The Trade's Algorithmic Trading Survey (2020) for Long-Only investors: Ease of Use; Execution Consistency; Increased Trader Productivity; Speed; Flexibility & Sophistication of SOR; Data on Venue / Order Routing Logic or Analysis; Algo Monitoring Capabilities; Price Improvement; Customisation; Execution Consulting.
Mifid 2 has brought huge changes to the European Equities industry. How did it impact the Execution business and what are you doing differently as a result?
How would you define our positioning on the market?
Our positioning is unique. Our human-sized structure gives us great facility to adapt in a highly competitive environment. Here at Exane BNP Paribas, we have a strong culture of innovation and a high focus on R&D combined with an entrepreneurial spirit which makes us very close in culture and creativity to a Fintech company. Alongside this, the partnership with BNP Paribas gives us the recognition and visibility associated with one of the world's leading banks. We have disrupted the traditional models to bring a new approach to Execution and a specific client offering, built around transparency and customisation.