FX Week USA 2020 - Agenda


Registration & Breakfast
Plus, exclusive buy-side breakfast briefing

08:00 - 08:55


Welcome Address
Introduction to FX Markets

08:55 - 09:00


Market alternatives: challenging currency market orthodoxy

09:00 - 09:30


Global Macro Panel
US election, ongoing trade wars and how will climate change shake established markets

09:30 - 10:15

  • US Election - What steps can be made in advance and how will the markets react to the outcomes?

  • Trade wars - How will the continued disruption have an impact across the world?

  • Moving into 2020, how will climate change increase risk and re-shape the established players?


Evolving Market Structure
Innovative technology, liquidity and cost pressure: how will the banks react and what will new market players do?

10:15 - 11:00

  • How will the market structure shift in FX continue and who are the latest players shaking up the game?

  • With cost pressures rising, where can effective savings be made?

  • Will liquidity continue to be condensed and how can markets increase provision?


FX Markets - eFX Technology Showcase

11:00 - 11:20

  • The latest and most interesting developments in eFX technology

  • Presenters have 5 minutes to showcase the best and brightest services, solutions and products

  • Delegates will then vote on their favourite innovators




How to assess TCA and identify the best trading strategy

11:50 - 12:30

  • How will FX push towards better TCA?

  • Will impartiality encourage better dialogue?

  • How can Flash Crashes be avoided?

  • How to build the most effective trading desk?

The stablecoins and blockchain revolution
How to assess, access and engage with the market

12:30 - 13:00

  • What are the key players and markets allowing safe access of Crypto assets?

  • How will Stablecoins start to change the approach to crypto?

  • What are the key technology and products in blockchain for the FX markets?


Emerging Markets Strategy

Outlook for 2020 as the major income generator in FX

11:50 - 12:30

  • What currencies/markets are going to be the biggest winners in 2020 and beyond?

  • Is the difference between Emerging and Frontier currency closing?

  • Building an effective debt strategy

Emerging Markets Regional Roundtables

12:30 - 13:00

  1. LATAM

  2. Africa

  3. Asia

  4. Frontier currencies




13:00 - 14:00


FX Markets: The Solution Room
An industry wide alliance to work to solve the biggest challenges and crises in FX

14:00 - 14:30

Flash Crashes. Low Volatility. Cost Pressure.

In a new innovative format, the participants will have 10 minutes to talk in groups, finding their biggest challenges and potential solutions before being split into new groups to share what they have learned and what other challenges and solutions there are.


Driving the Industry to Clearing
Incoming UMR Phase 5 rules, the evolution of PB and new OTC solutions

14:30 - 15:15

  • Will the Phase 5 rollout in September have a big market impact?

  • What is preventing more clearing in FX and will its adoption fall or grow?

  • With the changing role of prime brokerage, amongst cost pressure and increasing market access, what does its future look like?


Networking coffee break

15:15 - 15:45


Algo and AI, a decade in technology – 2020-2030 outlook:
Algo best use cases. Real world applications for AI. Key technology solutions on the horizon

15:45 - 16:30

  • Will Algo adoption continue to grow? What is peak Algo?

  • Is AI still a relevant conversation or is its meaningful impact decades away?

  • What key technologies are our panelists most excited about?



Champagne Roundtable A

Finding Alpha

16:30 - 17:15


Champagne Roundtable B


16:30 - 17:15


Champagne Roundtable C


16:30 - 17:15


Champagne Roundtable D

Audience Vote

16:30 - 17:15


Closing Address

17:15 - 17:30


Networking Drinks Reception

17:30 - 18:30