TradeTech FX 2017

September 11-September 13, 2017

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos, Barcelona

44 (0) 20 7368 9836

Achim Walde

Senior Currency Overlay Manager
B. Metzler
Achim Walde has a 20 year+ track record in FX and FI management incl. 15 years of leadership responsibility. He has comprehensive experience with mutual funds, segregated accounts and CTA platforms (running an alpha curreny programme with an excellent performance record), as well as various client segments: institutional, private, retail, ultra-high net worth individuals. Achim is Senior Currency Overlay Manager at B. Metzler seel. Sohn& Co.. Metzler is the oldest private bank in Germany with an unbroken tradition of family ownership and draws on more than 340 years of business experience. Previously, he was Head of Global Fixed Income and Currency Management with Oppenheim Asset Management and worked for Oppenheim Research as an interest rate and currency strategist, where he established the currency analysis and the currency process for Oppenheim Research. Prior to working for Oppenheim, Achim was consultant to the Rheinischer Sparkassen- und Giroverband in Düsseldorf in the area of interest rate forecasts and risk management. In addition he lectured at the Rheinische Sparkassenakademie and published several essays in professional journals. Achim holds a Masters degree in economics from University of Mannheim and he is Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).


Day 1 - Tuesday 12th September 2017

15:10 PM 360° Perspective: Geo-political investment trends in the new world order - What major events in 2017 will have the biggest impact on FX markets, and how can you set up a winning strategy to capitalize on these?

  • What is the tail risk associated with the UK voting itself out of the EU – is there a clear vulnerability for the sterling? Can London remain the global FX trading hub?

  • What are the key fundamentals and drivers of the US dollar in 2017 and 2018? Will political change in the United States inspire drastic shifts to investment regimes and conditions or will it be mitigated by strong economic policy continuity?

  • What do the major elections in Europe mean for the Eurozone - Is there a risk of further break-up? How will the effect of additional member countries leaving the EU put stress on the Euro and ultimately impact interest rates and global capital markets?

  • What is the outlook for the pound and the Euro in 2017 and how can you best manage the risks associated with the two currencies?

  • What investment opportunities can be found amidst the uncertainty?