Programme

Programme

08:20

REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS 

08:50

WELCOME ADDRESS

09:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Keynote: adherence to the FX Global Code: Where do we stand?

  • How many SoC? Breakdown per type of institutions – effort on buy-side
  • Benefits
  • How can I adhere
  • How I communicate – register
  • ECB buy-side liaison group

Guy-Charles Marhic,  Principal, Bond Markets and International Division, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

09:30

OPENING DEBATE: Forces behind the changing FX market structure: How will the next-gen FX trading look like?

  • FX trading 2.0: How is your FX desk adapting to market innovation, new regulations and evolving product offerings?
  • Analysing complexity and composition of liquidity in the FX market today: When does liquidity become a problem and how do you plan ahead for your daily trading needs?
  • Best execution and TCA: As the use of execution algorithms widens, how can the buy-side gain more transparency around their pre-trade, execution and post-trade performance?
  • ML, AI, Blockchain – what role will new technology play in meeting buy-side needs?

Moderator:  Paul Houston, Global Head of FX Products,  CME GROUP
Harwig Wild, Deputy Director, Senior Currency Manager, METZLER CAPITAL MARKETS
Thomas Wind, Executive Director, Head of Foreign Exchange & Trading, WOODMAN ASSET MANAGEMENT
Christoph Hock, Head of Multi-Asset Trading,  UNION INVESTMENT
Adrian Averre,  Executive Officer,  BNP PARIBAS

10:10

PANEL DISCUSSION:  The evolution of FX hedging  

  • Centralisation of treasury - what are the volume, execution and operational impacts?
  • Strategic vs transactional- the board’s view of FX
  • Technology investments vs delivered benefits- analytics, algos and SDP vs MDP
  • Traded products and counter parties - time for futures and non bank market makers?

Dmitri Tikhonov, Managing Director, Head  of Portfolio Management, RECORD CURRENCY MANAGEMENT

Further speakers to be announced 

10:50

MORNING BREAK & OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK

11:20

PRESENTATION: A bright future for FX futures

  • How are regulatory pressures impacting the FX market and are traders considering the impact of regulations in their product choice?
  • What is current demand for FX futures and what are expectations for the future?
  • Understanding the costs of trading OTC FX and FX Futures: What are the biggest drivers of the differences?
  • What does the buy-side feel are the key impediments to moving more of their OTC volume to FX futures and what does the future hold?

David Stryker, Principal, GREENWICH ASSOCIATES

11.50

ALL STAR PANEL: From Brexit to trade wars: What geopolitical and macro developments will drive FX markets?

  • Central banks divergence or convergence: Where are the opportunities for the buy-side?
  • Europe and the Brexit: Will the Old Continent rise in solidarity? 
  • Looming trade wars: What will be implications to European markets?
  • Outlook for G10 currencies in early 2019 and beyond

Moderator: Erik Norland,  Senior Economist,  BNP PARIBAS
Stefanie Holtze-Jen, Chief Currency Strategist, DWS
Steven Saywell, Senior Multi-Asset Specialist, Global Markets, BNP PARIBAS
Philippe Waechter, Chief Economist, OSTRUM ASSET MANAGEMENT (formerly NATIXIS ASSET MANAGEMENT)
Guy Verberne, Chief Economist, PGGM INVESTMENTS

12.30

CLOSING REMARKS

12.40

LUNCH & NETWORKING