This program is a work in progress. Timings, sessions and speakers are subject to change.

8:30 Registration and refreshments

9:00 WELCOME ADDRESS: Eva Szalay, Editor, FX WEEK

9:10 Head of Trading Panel

  • What factors behind the slowdown in FICC revenues in 2017? Is it just about volatility?
  • What are the benefits and risks of using algos in your daily trading? 
  • The value of unorthodox data in the investment process: exploiting groupthinking and investor bias
  • MiFID 2 and the unbundling challenge: To what extent is unbundling affecting your relations with European sell-side market participants?
  • Crypto: Will regulation be enough to make cryptocurrencies more reliable?

10:00 Live Interview: FED's insights on the Global Code of Conduct

Simon Potter, Head of Markets Group, FRBNY

10:30  Liquidity Panel

What are the solutions and services offered by the heterogenous community of liquidity providers?  

 

11.15 Morning break and opportunity to network

 

STREAM 1:

FX Trading, Technology And Execution

STREAM 2:

FX Investment And Strategy

 

 

 

 

11:35

Technology and Execution Panel

What are the main factors to consider when determining your execution strategy?

Emerging Markets Panel

  • Common denominator or unique cases: The importance of analysing unique fundamentals
  • Trump administration and the EM: What has changed, if anything, in the last 18 months
  • South America: Political risk implications on currencies
  • Exiting extraordinary monetary policy, the reverberation in emerging markets
  • Fighting capital outflows to safeguard the national economy - lessons from China: Is it actually duable in 2018 and what are the implications for US investors?

 

 

12:20

PB and Clearing Panel:

What are the new products in the market and how could these benefit market participants?


CIOs Panel 

  • From divergence to convergence: Implications from an asset allocation point of view
  • The return of volatility: Does/will it translates into more hedging?
  • Weaker and weaker dollar... Can devaluation boon continue?
  • Global growth and the rebound in commodity prices: How long can this last?
  • Investing in crypto: The viability of cryptocurrencies in an institutional portfolio

 

1.05 Lunch and opportunity to network

 

2:05 Crypto Panel

  • What are the risks involved in crypto trading?
  • How can regulation protect investors? 
  • Protecting customers' privacy or assuring third-party disclosure: Can cryptos guarantee both?
  • Wholesale and retail: Could eCurrencies be beneficial for central banks?

 

2:45 Chief Economist Panel

  • Uncertainty and volatility: A complex relation between two no-longer connected phenomena? 
  • Trump's fiscal policy and the effects on the dollar
  • Central Banks divergence: Where are the opportunities for FX investors?
  • Is the US pulling back from its leadership role? What to expect from the dollar until the end f 2018?

 

3.30 Afternoon break and opportunity to network

4.00 Crypto Platforms Roundtables

5:00 CLOSING REMARKS: Eva Szalay, Editor, FX WEEK

5:15 Cocktail reception