TradeTech FX 2018

September 10-September 12, 2018

NH Collection Tower, Barcelona

44 (0) 20 7368 9836

Michael Melvin

Academic Coordinator
Rady School of Management
Michael joined the Rady School in 2016 to teach and coordinate the new Master of Finance program. Prior to his return to academia, he spent many years at BlackRock and Barclays Global Investors (BGI). At BlackRock and BGI, he led research-oriented currency and fixed income investment teams. Most recently he was a Managing Director in the Multi-Asset Strategies Executive Group where he was Senior Research Advisor, working with investment teams around the globe. Prior to that he was Head of Fixed Income and Currency Research in a global macro hedge fund. He joined BGI as Head of Currency Research and was in charge of currency hedge funds. Until joining UCSD, he also taught a class on modeling currency markets in the Master of Financial Engineering program at U.C. Berkeley. Prior to joining BGI in 2005, he was Professor of Economics and Dean's Council Distinguished Scholar at Arizona State University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Board, the Bank for International Settlements, and the International Monetary Fund. He has been a visiting professor at the Kellogg School, Northwestern University; Anderson School, UCLA; University of Frankfurt; and University of Munich. Michael will be chairing both main days of the conference, 11th and 12th September.

8:35 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks:

3:00 PM Best Execution Panel: What have been the successes and failures of building a MiFID II best execution policy and how can you establish best practice processes and TCA around it?

  • How do you ensure process efficiency and that your policy is explicit enough?
  • How have you and are you continuing to adapt your resourcing to match up with best execution needs?
  • TCA in house vs TCA outsourced – what are the arguments for and against and what is actually working for the buy side?  And are there concerns over the independence of TCA data – how can you overcome these? 
  • Smart analytics – how you can gain cutting edge pre and post trade data insights for a trading desk to maximize transparency and better understand when and where to trade? 
  • What are the best ways of recording trader rational? 
  • The practicalities of MiFID II reporting requirements - Outlining exactly what your RTS 28 obligations are and how you can best meet them
  • Where is the investment in new technology going in order to focus trading resources where they are truly needed?

5:50 PM Chairperson’s closing remarks:

8:55 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks:

4:05 PM Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Michael

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