TradeTech FX 2017

September 11-September 13, 2017

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos, Barcelona

44 (0) 20 7368 9836

Michael Walsh

COO & CFO
White Marigold Capital
Michael has more than 28 years’ financial market experience in London, Paris, Dublin, and New York across FX, Interest Rates, Prime Brokerage and Relationship Management. He has worked in senior market roles at Paribas Capital Markets, ABN Amro, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Lloyds Banking Group. He is a member of The Global Irish Economic Forum, The Global Irish Network, a former Board Member and Patron of Irish International Business Network and a Member of the Ireland Fund for Great Britain. Michael holds a law degree from NUI Cork, and a Certified Investment Fund Director qualification. 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

15:50 PM In Conversation: How can you better source algos, measure their performance, and establish the best times to use them?

  • Accelerating your algo capabilities in the new regulatory landscape - what are the standards you should expect from FX algos to best meet your best execution needs?

  • Sorting the wheat from the chaff - how can you establish the differences between different sets of algos from different providers?

  • The latest in algo innovation - what are the third generation algos coming to the fore, including VWAP algos, dynamic algos, and the use of AI, and how and why should you use them?

  • How are providers helping the buy side manage the settlement complexities involved with algorithmic trades?

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?