TradeTech FX 2018

10 - 12 September, 2018

NH Collection Tower, Barcelona

44 (0) 20 7368 9836

FX eTrading Evaluation Day - 10th September 2018

With the influx of new eTrading tools in the FX market now in full swing and with ever-increasing choice, it can be difficult to keep up with all the new initiatives out there and ensure you are working with the most reliable partners to meet your best execution obligations. This buy side only day has been specifically created to give you an unbeatable, time-saving opportunity to meet and compare the leading new FX initiatives in one place at one time, in one day of networking alongside your buy side peers, where you will find out what types of initiatives are best suited to your business.

10:00 am - 10:30 am Registration & Networking Brunch

10:30 am - 10:35 am Welcome Address: Diane Mekie, TradeTech FX Europe Director, WBR

10:35 am - 10:40 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Julia Streets, Founder & CEO,Streets Consulting

Julia Streets

Founder & CEO
Streets Consulting

Determining The Buy Side Wish List

10:40 am - 11:00 am Buy Side Leader Interviews: Establishing the buy side needs - What technology and protocols are now essential in a post MiFID II world and how can you establish who to partner with?

Stuart Shearer, VP, Trading Technology,Wellington Management Richard Turner, Senior Trader, Currency Solutions,Insight Investment
  • Evaluating the 2018 wish list - What did we learn from last year’s evaluation day and what has changed for 2017? 
  • Ranking the key criteria – What are the most important criteria and how do they rank from least to most important?
  • What steps do buy side heads take to establish the best trading protocol to meet their best execution needs?
  • In a post MiFID II world, what technology and skill sets are now essential for you to meet your best execution requirements?


Stuart Shearer

VP, Trading Technology
Wellington Management


Richard Turner

Senior Trader, Currency Solutions
Insight Investment

11:00 am - 11:20 am Former Buy Side Interview: The view from the ‘other’ side - How has a former buy side heads transitioned to the platform universe?

Patrick Fleur, Former Head of Trading and Execution, PGGM and CEO,Solid FX
  • Having formerly worked on the buy side, how would you have done things differently if you were back in your buy side head role?
  • In the current environment, how are technology providers and platforms viewing the opportunities and threats in front of them such as increased competition and innovation?
  • How has regulation changed the technology universe and what opportunities has this brought?
  • What challenges and opportunities does working for your current employer bring versus being at a buy side firm?
  • What were your personal motivations & observations for making the move, what do you view differently in your new seat, and what remains the same?

Patrick Fleur

Former Head of Trading and Execution, PGGM and CEO
Solid FX

Hear From The New FX Initiatives

11:20 am - 12:20 pm FX Initiative Presentations: What new trading protocols and technology is each provider promoting and how can you best leverage these capabilities to improve your access to liquidity?

Listen to a 5 minute innovation pitch from each provider to fully understand:
  • Headline view on trading protocols and technology promoted
  • What are their unique selling points
  • What have been the latest buy side adoption rates
  • What challenges of yours they can help you solve


  • 360T
  • BidFX
  • FX Connect/Currenex
  • J.P Morgan
  • MarketFactory
  • NEX Markets
  • smartTrade
  • Vontobel 
  • BNP Paribas
  • ITG
  • Citi
  • Barclays

12:20 pm - 12:35 pm Coffee Break And Transition To Roundtables

12:35 pm - 2:05 pm Drill Down Roundtables: Evaluate 1-6 of the newest FX eTrading offerings with your peers to understand who is best placed to meet your liquidity and technology needs

Break into groups of 6-8 buy side and sit with each provider on roundtables to engage in an open Q&A discussion with your peers
Each roundtable lasts 15 minutes

2:05 pm - 3:00 pm Networking Lunch

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Drill Down Roundtables: Evaluate 7-12 of the newest FX eTrading offerings with your peers to understand who is best placed to meet your liquidity and technology needs

Break into groups of 6-8 buy side and sit with each provider on roundtables to engage in an open Q&A discussion with your peers
Each roundtable lasts 15 minutes

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Afternoon Coffee Break And Transition To Workshops

Enhancing Your Technological Capabilities

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Workshop 1: Advanced Algos - How to establish the best use cases for algos to enrich your execution capabilities

  • Algo building blocks - How are they built, how do they work and how do different types of algos trade?
  • In what trading scenarios would algos outperform manual execution through minimizing market impact, reducing slippage and hitting the benchmark?
  • Generic vs. bespoke - How can you establish the best type of algos for different trading strategies and scenarios?
  • How can you identify the areas of greatest risk when using algos and what can you do to minimize these?
  • Dynamic optimization and basket algos - What can be developed to take FX algos to the next level and satisfy buy side needs?

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Workshop 2: FX TCA deep dive - How to implement best practice TCA to better measure and enhance your execution performance

Hosted by Curex, Speaker TBC

  • TCA   modelling - What different methods of TCA are available to the buy side and   how you incorporate these measures to enhance both trader performance and to   prove best execution? 
  • Pre   trade modelling and scenario analysis - How can you feed your post trade data   into your TCA to help with pricing, counterparty selection and execution   strategy?
  • Measuring   OTC trading via TCA - How can you collect all the pricing and data to see the   full picture?
  • Post   trade analysis - How can you best analyse execution, market impact and   slippage?
  • Analysing TCA across asset classes - could there be a one-size-fits-all multi asset TCA?

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Workshop 3: Navigating the shifting liquidity landscape – How to optimize execution outcomes across electronic and voice venues

  • Adapting to regulatory mandates and preparing your trading desk - How are institutions refining execution tactics to fit the current FX landscape?
  • The impact of regulation on liquidity - How are leading firms balancing direct dealing with regulated platform execution? 
  • Combining electronic and voice execution to optimise trade execution performance - What are keys to identifying the best approach across an expanding array of venues and services?
  • Examining new central limit order book models for NDFs, swaps, and forwards - How do SEFs and emerging CLOB models for forwards and swaps trading work, how do they differ from spot FX ECNs and what are the best ways to integrate them into your portfolio of electronic trading venues?
  • 2018 regulatory outlook - How could it continue to impact liquidity?   

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Drinks Reception – Available to FX eTrading evaluation day attendees only