Registration and refreshments


Welcome address:

Eva Szalay, Editor, FX WEEK


Chief Economist panel: Unwinding post-crisis monetary policies and FX

  • Policy-normalisation after a decade of extra-loose monetary policy - how big are the pitfalls?
  • The euro's turn to shine: a fading Trump-effect in the US and the start of a new dollar cycle have boosted the euro, but how long will the run last?
  • The rough road ahead - should you trust central banks to smooth the tightening process?
  • Emerging markets: the losers and beneficiaries of exiting unconventional monetary policies
  • The prospect for safe-haven currencies in the short-term - an unwelcome return to form?

Moderator: Brian Tomlinson, Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, ALLIANZ GLOBAL INVESTORS

Philippe Waechter, Chief Economist, NATIXIS ASSET MANAGEMENT

Michael Metcalfe, Head of Macro Strategy, STATE STREET GLOBAL MARKETS

Simon Wells, Chief Economist, HSBC

Guy Verberne, Chief Economist, PGGM


Panel: Liquidity - a qualitative issue

  • The definition of risk warehousing and internalising liquidity providers - do we all mean the same?
  • Relationships or cold, hard data? The counterparty evaluation question
  •  The more the merrier-accessing aggregated liquidity and market impact
  • Zero hold times, faster market data and TCA - the end of last look?
  • Full amount and fragmentation - new challenges for LPs?

Patrick Fleur, Head of Trading and Execution, PGGM

Tim Cartledge, Global Head of FX & Head of Product, NEX MARKETS

John Estrada, Global Head of eFX, CREDIT SUISSE


Panel: Credit and clearing: all change, all change?

  • A rebound in FXPB appetite or a just a flare-up? The new (re-)entrants in the space
  • Collateral and clearing - a comparison of bilateral and clearing costs
  • Options clearing - will it really happen in 2018?

Kate Lowe, Head of FX Prime Brokerage, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK

Marc Millington-Buck, Head of International FX Business Development, Moscow Exchange

Paddy Boyle, Head of ForexClear, LCH


Morning break and opportunity to network





Panel: The increasingly competitive world of prime of prime - an evaluation of products and services

  • PoP is a universally used term, but do all providers mean the same service by it?
  • The relationship between PBs and PoPs - an evaluation of trends
  • Full service PoP offering or liquidity aggregation - spot the difference
  • Matching the right clients with the right products - what to look for

Presentation: Mastering your FX trade lifecycle: risk management, execution strategies and post trade services

Marc Tuehl
Global Head of FX Overlay, HSBC Global Banking & Markets


Corporate Treasurers' panel: Filling in the scorecard

  • Measuring and analyzing a risks - keeping up with requirements
  • Writing scorecards on counterparties - is price the only consideration?
  • Getting the basics right - cash management and operational simplicity
  • Resourcing FX operations - to outsource or in-house

Stewart Cox, VP Treasury, BHP BILLITON

Jennifer Tinsley, Treasury Director Eurasia, Komatsu Mining Corp. Group

AI algo workshop

A workshop focusing on developments in the algo world, as well as the use of AI in FX algos


Lunch and opportunity to network





The Transparency Show: The exhibtion of platforms

Participating FX tradingvenues are invited to present a 10-minute update and pitch about the venue and possible new features. Following the presentation, platform representatives will take questions from the audience.

After the conclusion of all presentations and mini Q&A sessions, the audience will be invited to ask questions from the collective representatives for 15 minutes, with three pre-determined topics e.g. best execution, Mifid II, market data etc.

Presentation: Geopolitics and new alliances: Brexit, Trump and the rest of the world 

  • Has a potential softer Brexit improved the long term outlook of the pound?
  • Examining the impact of the Trump administration on the dollar- should the market anticipate fiscal reform?
  • Following recent election outcomes, what is the outlook for the Euro and Yen into 2018?
  • Has political uncertainty in the West created new opportunities in the East?

Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy, ABERDEEN STANDARD INVESTMENTS

14:45 Panel: Emerging markets and global reflation

  • Spotting the vulnerable and betting on the winners - the differentiating factors
  • Asia vs LatAm, India vs China
  • A return from negative-rates in developed markets and the impact on EM
  • India - the new growth engine of Asia?


Simon Quijano-Evans, Emerging Markets Strategist, LEGAL AND GENERAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Claire Dissaux, Head of Global Economics and Strategy, MILLENNIUM GLOBAL INVESTMENTS



Afternoon Break and Networking


Presentation: European regulatory Address: Mifid II - answers to the final questions

  • As market participants enter the final implementation stage, is there any last-minute guidance from regulators?
  • A look-ahead for 2018: how will regulators evaluate compliance?
  • Supervision and enforcement during year 1 – what can market participants expect?
  • The letter or the spirit of regulation – which will win out?
  • Steps for 2018 and Brexit – what are the potential implications



Champagne roundtables

Led by an expert speaker, each roundtable will provide delegates with an opportunity to delve deeper into the controversial issues discussed through the second half of the conference. Get your most pressing questions answered... with a chilled glass of champagne in hand of course!


1. Legacy Technology And The Future

  • Post-trade in focus: the long-neglected part of the trade lifecycle is the target of start-ups - what does the future hold?
  •  The cost of change or an option to save? Cutting down on duplication and shaving costs


2. FX Options market review


3. Exchange traded and OTC liquidity - building bridges

  •  Triangulation: linking futures and options
  •  The advent of D2D options clearing


4) The future of the remnimbi - implications for investors?

  • What do the next 12 months have in store for the RMB?
  • Hedging and speculating - the possibilities and hurdles

Geoffrey Yu, Head of UK Investment Office, UBS WEALTH MANAGEMENT


5) 4. FX in London - the end of the UK's dominance?

  • Will Brexit put a stop to London's leading position as the world's largest FX hub?
  • Where to move in Europe and passporting - the possible scenarios?

Kit Juckes, Global Strategist, SOCIETE GENERALE


Chairman closing remarks


Cocktail Reception