TradeTech FX 2017

September 11-September 13, 2017

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos, Barcelona

44 (0) 20 7368 9836

Girome Bono

CEO & CIO
White Marigold Capital
Girome is one of the world’s foremost experts on the foreign exchange options market. He has 25 years of trading experience - 10 years making markets and managing groups for leading FX banks and 15 trading on the buy side for a major hedge fund, BlueCrest. He specialises in relative value options trading using a combination of mathematical models and advanced technology. He has built his career on high absolute returns that are uncorrelated to other major asset classes. At BlueCrest, Girome ran his own portfolio, managed both the FX trading desk and the FX trading systems development, and from 2011 to 2015, he ran his own internal hedge fund. Girome holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. White Marigold Capital is an Alternative Investment Manager that specialises in capturing alpha through hybrid trading strategies. In spring of 2017, it will launch its first fund: The FX Volatility Fund.


Day 1 - Tuesday 12th September 2017

08:45 AM Buy Side Opening Keynote: Capturing alpha in FX through volatility trading

Girome is one of the world’s foremost experts on the foreign exchange options market. He has 25 years of trading experience - 10 years making markets and managing groups for leading FX banks and 15 trading on the buy side for a major hedge fund, BlueCrest. He specialises in relative value options trading using a combination of mathematical models and advanced technology. He has built his career on high absolute returns that are uncorrelated to other major asset classes. White Marigold Capital is an Alternative Investment Manager that specialises in capturing alpha through hybrid trading strategies. In spring of 2017, it will launch its first fund: The FX Volatility Fund.

11:40 AM 360° Perspective: Liquidity in the spotlight - As the FX ecosystem becomes more complex, how can firms better assess FX trading opportunities via access to dealer, non-traditional dealer, and platform liquidity?

  • Will there be further consolidation among venues and providers ahead, and if so how will this impact buy side firms as they becoming increasingly focused on finding ways to lower trading fees?

  • How can the buy side use TCA and algos to maximise their access to liquidity and demonstrate best execution?

  • Aggregating a fragmented market - how can technology help you understand liquidity conditions to make more informed trading decisions?

  • Deep liquidity vs. recycled liquidity - how can firms ensure they are getting access to the right pools of liquidity and not just ‘recycled liquidity’?

  • The unbundling of credit and execution - the rise of clearing and its impact on liquidity