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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

10:15 Morning break and opportunity to network


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Chair's opening remarks

Rob Mackenzie Smith, Senior Reporter, FX WEEK

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

Jim Cochrane, Director, ITG
John Miesner, Head of Global Sales, GTX

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
Naveen Kunam, Senior Portfolio Manager - Global Emerging Markets Debt, ALLIANZ GLOBAL INVESTORS
John Espinosa, Managing Director, Asset Management, TIAA-CREF
Eddy Sternberg, Vice President and Portfolio Manager, LOOMIS, SAYLES & COMPANY


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

Panel discussion: 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: 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?
  • Impact on margin trading
  • Basel III and the rising cost of credit provision for banks

Andres Choussy, Managing Director, Head of Derivatives Clearing for the Americas, JPMORGAN CHASE

Further speakers tbc

Presentation: "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 Presentation: Risk and cyber security measures for FX trading

  • Risk management for emerging technologies and what are their likely flaws?
  • Tablet and mobile trading security concerns
  • Cyber regulation and counterparty risk affecting FX market 
  • How are firms preparing and managing cyber breaches? 
  • Vendor and third party relationship risk and regulations 
  • Operational controls for trading FX securely

Speaker tbc

2:55 Afternoon break and opportunity to network

3:25 Executive address: Battle of the currencies in developing markets - who will come out on top?

  • Has the dollar already won?
  • Implications of the US tightening monetary conditions
  • Is there a danger of central banks losing control of their currencies?
  • Are central banks too afraid of deflation?
  • What the BoJ can do to reign in the yen
  • How China can respond and fit in with G7 banks

Collin Crownover, Ph.D., Senior Managing Director, Head of Currency Management and FICC Research, STATE STREET GLOBAL ADVISORS

3:55 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

Jamil Nazarali, Head of Citadel Execution Services, CITADEL SECURITIES

Further speakers tbc

4:40 Closing remarks: Eva Szalay, Editor, FX WEEK

4:50 e-FX awards and cocktail reception




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