TradeTech FX 2017

September 11-September 13, 2017

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos, Barcelona

44 (0) 20 7368 9836

David Woolcock

Chair of the Committee for Professionalism
ACI
David Woolcock is an independent consultant and Director, Business Consulting at Eurobase. In addition, David is Chair of the Committee for Professionalism at ACI – The Financial Markets Association as well as Vice-Chairing the ACI FX Committee. He is also a member of the Market Practitioners Group for the Bank of International Settlement's FXWG that is writing the Global Code for the FX. After working for a number of banks between 1977 and 2003, specialising in e-FX from 1998, David did a decade at FXall leaving on completion of the sale to Thomson Reuters to take up his current consultancy positions. David will be adding his considerable expertise to 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.


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)