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The 3rd Annual #buysidebootcamp will be held on Thursday 4th July 2024, in London. Its unsponsored, buy-side only and all for charity: Mind Mental Health and Cancer Research UK. Join us!

2023 update from 6th July 2023 -

We did it !

We raised over £6,000 at our second annual fundraiser on the 6th July at Barry's St Pauls in London!

Well done to the team:

- Gregg Dalley, Global Head of Trading at Schroders, Edward Wicks, Global Head of Trading at LGIM, Paul Battams, Head of EMEA Equity Trading at Blackrock, Simon Toulon, EMEA Trader at Blackrock, Simon Tring, Head of Equity Trading, Aviva Investors, Samuel Tring, Multi asset class trader, Evelyn Partners, Ed Wood, Trader, NinetyOne, Stephen Quantrell, Head of Equities Trading, Insight Investment, Richard Willis, EM Bonds, Swaps, FX trader, Ninety One

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Launched: #Buysidewomen Mentor/Mentee

The Buy-side Trading Community started campaigning for more gender diversity on the trading desk in February 2019 - the campaign was more powerful than we could have imagined!  

Now it's time to continue on our quest with the launch of our new  free of charge #buysidewomen mentoring programme. if you would like to help us and get involved - fill in this form today! #buysidewomen | K&KGC (

Please note it is free of charge service. 

Click here for more information about our campaign here 

Thank you to The Trade and Markets Media for covering our launch!

 Buy-side Trading Community launches new mentor programme for International Women’s Day - The TRADE (

Buy-side Trading Community Launches Women's Mentor Scheme - Markets Media

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The Buy-side Trading Community were delighted to assist Market Structure Partners with their study for the European Commission. Read the final report here


As one of several women traders based in Millennium Management’s London office, I have always had a passion for supporting women on the buy-side by helping them to expand and strengthen their professional networks, and in turn, achieve their career aspirations.. The need for such support is especially true for women in front office roles.


Private Markets: My Journey from Trading to Investment Research and Data

Over two years ago, I left my position at the Buy-side Trading Community by K&K Global Consulting Ltd. to pursue a career in investment research and data. With my  entrepreneurial background and experience running my own business, it was a natural progression for me to explore the private markets when an opportunity arose, while I was still working with stock market investors, in mid-2022. 

Private equity firms require a high level of expertise in business fundamentals and growth strategies which can lead to exceptional returns in buy-out transactions. The private market is where the magic happens, with untapped investment opportunities that can yield exceptional returns like ArchiMed's 300x MOIC return on their MED I PE fund from the Polyplus transactions. You can even find ex-CEOs working at these firms as advisors which is a refreshing pragmatic approach to investments.

I was excited to learn more about this field, which is why I enrolled in the Oxford Private Markets Investments Programme. However, private market firms must also adapt to the challenges they face, such as inflation, interest rates, and the threat of economic downturns. While a distributed market presence is crucial in the private markets, there are opportunities to streamline their operational processes and consider centralising knowledge teams and integrating data to optimise output and reduce costs. It will be more important than ever to improve their performance by embracing technology and innovation.

Kristian's contact details: or connect on Kristian Karppi | LinkedIn


New 2023 #Buysidementalhealth  report is out


2021  #Buysidementalhealth report:

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In 2021, Anita Karppi asked five Year 6 children (10-11 year olds) two key questions

Key takeaways for our Mental Health Campaign now available!

The Buy-side Trading Community (BTC's) research backs AFME and IA campaign
for shorter trading hours

Co-Founder The Buy-side Trading Community

One thing that no one had ever imagined before 2020 was that major events and activities would all have to take place online when a global pandemic hits. Working from home had always remained a discussion item on the agenda of achieving work-life balance, but it was never carried out to the extent that we have seen this year.

Head of trading desk & overlay management at Groupama Asset Management

Financial Markets have been quite resilient. Beyond of turnover increase, the widening of bid/offer spread, the spike of volatility has impacted the implicit cost, the role of the trading desk has been crucial to educate, advise PM’s to navigate in the new landscape. Helping them in term of investment implementation, market timing etc ...

Global Head of Alternatives Trading at Invesco

One of the key advantages for the Global Multi Asset Derivatives Desk was our ability to transition to a home set up in a seamless fashion. This was aided by our Business Continuity Program (BCP) which had already rolled out home setup capabilities for traders across our global investment centres, which was part of our BAU offering. The smooth transition enabled the team to experience zero disruption on our trading coverage model.

Fixed Income Dealing Manager, Jupiter Asset Management

I think from the outset, any answer to this question must acknowledge the work done by our firm’s IT dept and broader operational resilience. The efforts to get parts of the business that “can’t” work from home, to being fully operational remotely, effectively overnight, shouldn’t be forgotten 6 months on. We must ensure we aren’t complacent in this new environment and continue to seek out efficiencies and develop lines of communication that enable us to add as much value out of the office, as we did in.

Head of Fixed Income Dealing at State Street Global Advisors

What I love about being a Buyside Trader is that no 2 days are ever the same.  Thank goodness, because I’ve been doing this job for 25 years! Imagine a job where you start each day by trying to make sense of what has happened overnight to Financial markets, in politics, both national international and what, if any, news events are having an impact on markets.

Help your buy-side peers and colleagues

This campaign’s sole aim is to help our community  and get them up realise that this is a huge issue - which has been highlighted even more in 2020. 

​October 2020: Market Structure Partners undertook “The Study on the Creation of an an EU Consolidated Tape” for the European Commission. 

This study analyses the demand for consolidated European financial market data in equities and bonds. It examines the benefits that would arise from such data, the challenges to creating it and recommends an architecture for future data consolidation. The study is based on the input of 200 data stakeholders and research into North American consolidation frameworks. 

Lynn Strongin Dodds assesses the progress that has been made, the long lasting impact of COVID-19 and the many gaps still needed to be filled.  As Anita Karppi, Co-founder of K&K Global Consulting and the Buy-side Trading Community, notes, “one of the biggest challenges is how do you attract the next generation into a career in the financial markets. The employers require diversity of thought and need to look at individuals. 

2020 Vision:

How Cboe Europe is bringing innovation and cost-efficient competition to European markets.

David Howson was promoted to President of Cboe Europe on January 1 2020, taking the reins at Europe’s largest pan-European stock exchange. David provides his views on the radical proposals to reform European equity market structure, the industry’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and updates us on the group’s expansion plans into clearing.

Whether you are a male or female, being a strong leader and having a strong team is what matters. I don’t feel disadvantaged because I’m a woman, and I certainly don’t really think about being a woman in a business context.

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BTC’s research backs AFME and IA campaign for shorter trading hours

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