TradeTech FX 2017

September 11-September 13, 2017

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos, Barcelona

44 (0) 20 7368 9836

Caspar Marney

Director
Velador Associates Ltd
Velador Associates provides consulting expertise on the financial markets, including forensic analysis of financial transactions and market data, as well as regulatory issues. The firm has been at the centre of the debate on the practice of 'Last Look' in Foreign Exchange ("FX"), advising central banks, corporates, industry bodies, regulators and law firms on the subject. The team includes financial mathematicians and software developers from the world's leading universities, as well as former quantitative analysts, traders and risk managers from first tier investment banks; representing decades of experience at the highest levels of both mathematics and finance. Caspar will be taking part in the Panel Discussion ‘The big picture on market structure - What are the major developments transforming European FX markets and how will this change the way you interact with your sell side, platform and technology counterparts?’ on the 13th September as well as hosting the Roundtable ‘Last look standardization – Does the Global Code improve transparency and help regulate the usage of last look, or does it condone its abuse?’ on the 13th September.


Day 2 - Wednesday 13th September 2017

09:00 AM All Star Panel: The big picture on market structure - What are the major developments transforming European FX markets and how will this change the way you interact with your sell side, platform and technology counterparts?

  • What advice do leading players from the full FX value chain have for the buy side to survive and thrive in the evolving FX backdrop?

  • With the emergence of non-bank liquidity providers, what’s left for banks? How is their service model fundamentally changing?

  • With less price makers, liquidity gaps, increased transaction costs, and an increased focus on compliance, how are firms navigating all these hurdles and preparing for the future?

  • How can all market members move on from historical ways of working and embrace the spirit of the new regulation and transparency?

3:10 PM Informal Roundtables: Relax with a drink and discuss key issues with your peers in these informal topical discussion groups, including:

Last look standardization – Does the Global Code improve transparency and help regulate the usage of last look, or does it condone its abuse?

Hosted By: Caspar Marney, Director, Velador Associates Ltd

Regulation, voluntary codes of conduct and market structure - how do we achieve a fair and transparent market with sufficient liquidity?

Hosted By: David Woolcock, Chair of the Committee for Professionalism, ACI

Recent Advances in Currency Research from Academia: an investors perspective

Hosted By: Michael Melvin, Executive Director, Rady School of Management, UCSD, Former Managing Director, Blackrock

How can the current FX TCA methodologies be improved for the future to satisfy your best execution needs?

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