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Program, July 14, 2015

8:00 Registration and breakfast

8:50 Welcome address: Eva Szalay, Editor, FX WEEK

9:00 Keynote address: Trends in Foreign Exchange markets and the challenges ahead

Simon Potter, Executive Vice President and Head of the Markets Group, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK

9:30 Panel discussion: Liquidity provision in the new market environment

  • Who will be the most-reliable liquidity providers?
  • What are the implications of banks moving towards an agency model?
  • Which emerging trading technologies will have the biggest impact and how they will affect your margins?
  • What role will pre- and post-trade analysis play?
  • Can data be better analysed for trading?

Moderator: Eva Szalay, Editor, FX WEEK
Yaacov Heidingsfeld, Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, TRADERTOOLS
Dmitri Galinov, Chief Executive Officer, FASTMATCH
Petra Wikström, Global Head of FX Execution & Alpha Solutions, BNP PARIBAS
William Goodbody, SVP, Head of Foreign Exchange, HOTSPOT

10:15 Morning break and opportunity to network


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Chair's opening remarks

Kevin McPartland, Head of Market Structure & Technology Research, GREENWICH ASSOCIATES

Chair's opening remarks

Rick Harper, Head of Fixed Income & Currency, WISDOMTREE ASSET MANAGEMENT


Panel discussion: Achieving quality execution on e-FX trading platforms

  • Last look within the eFX space
  • Single dealer vs multi dealer platforms - where to concentrate your resources in the sea of platform providers?
  • Changing electronic trade sizes and the best venues to execute trades without leaving a footprint in the market
  • Dealing with stop-loss orders in extreme volatile conditions

Moderator: Kevin McPartland, Head of Market Structure & Technology Research, GREENWICH ASSOCIATES
Jim Cochrane, Director, ITG
John Miesner, Head of Global Sales, GTX
Joe Conlan, Global Head of Sales, FCSTONE

Panel discussion: How is the strong dollar impacting emerging market currencies?

  • A look at commodity currencies
  • The development of CNY and CNH
  • Which currencies to invest in, and which to avoid
  • The state and future of the BRICS
  • Options of EM central banks in a Fed tightening environment

Moderator: Rick Harper, Head of Fixed Income & Currency, WISDOMTREE ASSET MANAGEMENT
John Espinosa, Managing Director and Head of Sovereign, Municipal, & Emerging Markets Research, TIAA-CREF
Naveen Kunam, Senior Portfolio Manager - Global Emerging Markets Debt, ALLIANZ GLOBAL INVESTORS
Eddy Sternberg, Vice President and Portfolio Manager, LOOMIS, SAYLES & COMPANY
Adnan Akant, Head of Foreign Exchange, FISCHER FRANCIS TREES & WATTS


Presentation: Algos - optimize execution, control process and market risk

  • Why is algo usage still relatively low in the FX market?
  • Are independent algos a viable alternative to fixing
  • Are algos able to take on increasing risk?
  • Peer-to-peer lending

Hitesh Mittal, Global Head of Trading, AQR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Presentation: US dollar cycles, capital flows and global risk preferences

  • What is the composition of capital flows behind this cycle of US dollar strength?
  • Is it really all about US Treasuries?
  • Is the US dollar really a "safe haven" currency?
  • Understanding global investors' risk preferences and their impact on dollar cycles.

Alessio de Longis, Vice President, Portfolio Manager, OPPENHEIMERFUNDS


Panel discussion: "The Role of Currency in an Institutional Portfolio" - the authors' panel discussion

  • How to address the currency hedging conundrum
  • The safe haven myth and the US Dollar
  • How to gauge currency managers
  • What currency investing can add to institutional portfolio performance

Richard Levich, Professor of Finance, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Momtchil Pojarliev, Senior FX Portfolio Manager, FISCHER FRANCIS TREES & WATTS

Daniel Brehon, Director, DEUTSCHE BANK
Michael Rosenberg, Senior Consultant, Bloomberg Economics, BLOOMBERG LP
Alessio de Longis, Vice President, Portfolio Manager, OPPENHEIMERFUNDS

12:55 Lunch and opportunity to network

1:55 Afternoon plenary address:Trading China under the PBoC's watchful eye

  • What does Beijing want?
  • Is carry right for the future
  • CNY on a tighter rein than CNH
  • Is there a dramatic shift coming? From change in policy? Or from loss of control?

John Taylor, President, TAYLOR GLOBAL VISION

2:25 Panel discussion: Credit provision and market access in a post-SNB world - prime brokerage or prime of prime?

  • The model going forward?
  • Will this lead to an increase in pre-trade risk management?
  • What are the key differences between pre-trade and post-trade analysis?
  • Impact on margin trading
  • Basel III and the rising cost of credit provision for banks

Moderator: Eva Szalay, Editor, FX WEEK
Andres Choussy, Managing Director, Head of Derivatives Clearing for the Americas, JPMORGAN CHASE
Marcus Butt, Global Head FX Prime Services, RBS
Peter Plester, Head of FX Prime Brokerage, SAXO BANK
Sofiane Nait Saidi, Senior VP - US Head of FX Product Management, LCH.CLEARNET, FOREXCLEAR

3:10 Afternoon break and opportunity to network

3:40 Presentation: Beyond Bitcoin: how blockchain and distributed ledgers will impact FX and other financial markets

Todd McDonald, Partner, R3

4:10 Panel discussion: Changing composition of primary market makers and the future of FX

  • Who will be the key players in primary market making?
  • How do traditional buy-side firms differ from banks and HFTs?
  • Can banks, HFTs and buy-side firms complement each other?
  • The changing composition of primary market makers - what role will alternative market makers play?
  • How are attitudes shifting with regards to last look and stop losses?
  • Relevance of transparency and fair play

Moderator: Todd McDonald, Partner, R3
Jamil Nazarali, Senior Managing Director, Head of Citadel Execution Services, CITADEL SECURITIES
Michael O'Brien, Vice President, Director of Global Trading, EATON VANCE
John Shay, EVP Technology and Transaction Services, VIRTU FINANCIAL
Mike Du Plessis, Managing Director, Global Head of FX, Rates & Credit Execution Services, UBS
Justin Slaughter, Chief Policy Adviser and Special Counsel, Office of Commissioner Sharon Bowen, COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

5:00 Closing remarks: Eva Szalay, Editor, FX WEEK

5:05 e-FX awards and cocktail reception

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