TradeTech FX 2017

September 11-September 13, 2017

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos, Barcelona

44 (0) 20 7368 9836

Alex Smyth

Head of Trading
Florin Court Capital


Day 1 - Tuesday 12th September 2017

09:05 AM Buy Side Keynote Panel: It’s crunch time - How are buy side FX heads of trading and portfolio management addressing regulatory developments, an evolving market structure and technology innovations?

  • As the Jan 2018 deadline looms, is the buy side industry MiFID II ready? Have the timeline delays made the implementation of requirements more realistic, and what happens if firms are not compliant, including relationships with vendors and counterparties? What other key regulations are top of the agenda for buy side desks?

  • How is a turbulent geo-political environment impacting liquidity and how do we expect it to impact trading going forward?

  • Where is investment going in e-FX trading: are we seeing the move towards a multi-asset world, and how can you streamline your trading processes to guarantee your trading activity is an accurate extension of the investment strategy?

  • How can you foster a closer partnership between portfolio management and execution to increase your FX division’s profitability?

16:50 PM 360° Perspective: Driving transparency - How can you prove to your end clients that your TCA methodology is best suited and delivering best execution

  • Fuelling your TCA – How can you ensure you have reliable independent data, and that there aren’t conflicts of interest?

  • TCA Innovation: What’s the difference between box ticking vs. real value? What new advances are being made in pre and post trade analysis and which providers are leading the way with genuinely useful offerings?

  • What are the crucial insights pre-trade TCA can give your FX trading desk? How does real time TCA work?

  • A mix of all three models to satisfy best execution obligations - should buy side firms have a combination of third party TCA, broker’s TCA and in house build to provide the most clarity and an impartial picture of the market?