TradeTech FX 2017

11 - 13 September, 2017

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos, Barcelona

+44 (0) 20 7368 9836

Buy Side Only Platform Evaluation Day - Monday 11th September 2017

Join this half day buy side only workshop, giving you the time efficient opportunity to evaluate 9 of the latest and greatest FX initiatives coming to market with your peers. Listen to a panel of buy side experts who will help you prepare your questions to ensure you fully understand the pros and cons of each initiative. Hear each platform present their offering before splitting into groups of 8-10 buy side, evaluating each platform on roundtables in 20 minute blocks. Ask questions, voice your concerns and discuss your views with your buy side peers to leave no stone unturned when evaluating each platform to fully understand who is best suited to meet your execution needs. Then you can wind down at our cocktail drinks reception, exclusive to Platform Evaluation Day attendees only, where you can continue the conversation in the sunny backdrop of Barcelona with a drink on us

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12:00 PM Lunch & Registration

12:40 PM Welcome Address: Diane Mekie, TradeTech FX Europe Conference Director, WBR

12:45 PM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Julia Streets, Founder & CEO, Streets Consulting

 Julia Streets
Julia Streets
Founder & CEO
Streets Consulting

Julia founded Streets Consulting, the business development, marketing and communications FinTech consultancy, that represents a fast-growing list of international financial services, technology and B2B organisations across the UK, across Europe, North America, SE Asia and Australia. Having held previous positions at NYSE Technologies and Instine ...[Read More]

12:50 PM Buy Side Perspective: Establishing the right partner - What questions should you be asking to fully recognise the pros and cons of each initiative?

Nicholas Greenland, Managing Director, Global Head of Broker/Dealer Relationships,, BNYM Mellon Investment Management

Patrick Andenmatten, Head IPS ES&P Platform Change Management, UBS Wealth Management

Pamela Gachara, Manager, Capital Markets, The Investment Association (IA)

  • The platform paradigm - How can you establish which initiative you should be supporting and why?

  • When evaluating platforms, what are the key criteria you should be testing and looking out for? 

  • How can you establish what platform is best suited to fit into your current workflow and support your execution and back office processes?

  • What are the different liquidity processes and how can you enhance your existing processes to access more liquidity?

  • What different platform models can help you prosper in an ever-increasing electronic environment?

 Nicholas Greenland
Nicholas Greenland
Managing Director, Global Head of Broker/Dealer Relationships,
BNYM Mellon Investment Management

Nicholas had been at BNYM AM since 2004, and was previously at Credit Suisse and Royal Bank of Scotland. Nicholas is on the TradeTech FX Europe Advisory Board and will be taking part in the Panel Discussion ‘Liquidity in the spotlight - As the FX ecosystem becomes more complex, how can firms better assess FX trading opportunities via access to ...[Read More]

 Patrick Andenmatten
Patrick Andenmatten
Head IPS ES&P Platform Change Management
UBS Wealth Management

Patrick has been at UBS in a variety of roles since 1998. He will be taking part in the Buy Side Perspective Panel Discussion ‘Establishing the right partner - What questions should you be asking to fully recognise the pros and cons of each initiative?’ on the 11th September.

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 Pamela Gachara
Pamela Gachara
Manager, Capital Markets
The Investment Association (IA)

1:20 PM Platform Perspective: Hear a 5 minute introduction from the first 5 initiatives involved today - What is their USP and what benefits do they bring?

1:45 PM Refreshment Break

2:05 PM Platform Perspective: Hear a 5 minute introduction from the final 4 initiatives involved today - What is their USP and what benefits do they bring?

2:25 PM Transit time to buy side roundtables

Q&A Roundtables
2:30 PM Buy side Q&A in roundtables: Evaluate platforms 1-4 with 8-10 of your buy side peers during 20 minute roundtable sessions

Meet each platform and evaluate with your peers to establish: 

  • How can each platform help improve your access to liquidity, improve transparency and price discovery while reducing your execution costs?
  • How can the initiatives help you source new liquidity pools in liquidity constrained markets?
  • Where are the new platforms up to in their on-boarding life cycle and how successful has the process been?
  • What different eTrading protocols are available to the buy side and what benefits do they bring?

3:50 PM Refreshment Break

4:10 PM Buy side Q&A in roundtables: Evaluate platforms 5-9 with 8-10 of your buy side peers during 20 minute roundtable sessions

Meet each platform and evaluate with your peers to establish: 

  • How can each platform help improve your access to liquidity, improve transparency and price discovery while reducing your execution costs? 
  • How can the initiatives help you source new liquidity pools in liquidity constrained markets? 
  • Where are the new platforms up to in their on-boarding life cycle and how successful has the process been? 
  • What different eTrading protocols are available to the buy side and what benefits do they bring?

5:50 PM Platform Evaluation Day Drinks Reception – Available to Platform Evaluation Day attendees only
























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