TradeTech FX 2017

September 11-September 13, 2017

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos, Barcelona

44 (0) 20 7368 9836

Buy Side Only Platform Evaluation Day - Monday 11th September 2017

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM Lunch & Registration

12:40 PM - 12:45 PM Welcome Address: Diane Mekie, TradeTech FX Europe Conference Director, WBR

12:45 PM - 12:50 PM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Julia Streets, Founder & CEO, Streets Consulting

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Julia Streets

Founder & CEO
Streets Consulting

12:50 PM - 1:20 PM Buy Side Perspective: Establishing the right partner - What questions should you be asking to fully recognise the pros and cons of each initiative?

Pamela Gachara, Manager, Capital Markets, The Investment Association (IA) Toby Baker, Senior Foreign Exchange Trader, T. Rowe Price
  • The platform paradigm - How can you establish which initiative you should be supporting and why?

  • When evaluating platforms, what are the key criteria you should be testing and looking out for?

  • How can you establish what platform is best suited to fit into your current workflow and support your execution and back office processes?

  • What are the different liquidity processes and how can you enhance your existing processes to access more liquidity?

  • What different platform models can help you prosper in an ever-increasing electronic environment?


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Pamela Gachara

Manager, Capital Markets
The Investment Association (IA)
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Toby Baker

Senior Foreign Exchange Trader
T. Rowe Price

1:20 PM - 1:45 PM Platform Perspective: Hear a 5 minute introduction from the first 5 initiatives involved today - What is their USP and what benefits do they bring?


1:45 PM - 2:05 PM Refreshment Break

2:05 PM - 2:25 PM Platform Perspective: Hear a 5 minute introduction from the final 4 initiatives involved today - What is their USP and what benefits do they bring?


2:25 PM - 2:30 PM Transit time to buy side roundtables

Q&A Roundtables

2:30 PM - 3:50 PM Buy side Q&A in roundtables: Evaluate platforms 1-4 with 8-10 of your buy side peers during 20 minute roundtable sessions

Meet each platform and evaluate with your peers to establish:

  • How can each platform help improve your access to liquidity, improve transparency and price discovery while reducing your execution costs?
  • How can the initiatives help you source new liquidity pools in liquidity constrained markets?
  • Where are the new platforms up to in their on-boarding life cycle and how successful has the process been?
  • What different eTrading protocols are available to the buy side and what benefits do they bring?

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM Refreshment Break

4:10 PM - 5:50 PM Buy side Q&A in roundtables: Evaluate platforms 5-9 with 8-10 of your buy side peers during 20 minute roundtable sessions

Meet each platform and evaluate with your peers to establish:

  • How can each platform help improve your access to liquidity, improve transparency and price discovery while reducing your execution costs?
  • How can the initiatives help you source new liquidity pools in liquidity constrained markets?
  • Where are the new platforms up to in their on-boarding life cycle and how successful has the process been?
  • What different eTrading protocols are available to the buy side and what benefits do they bring?

5:50 PM - 6:50 PM Platform Evaluation Day Drinks Reception – Available to Platform Evaluation Day attendees only