TradeTech FX 2017

September 11-September 13, 2017

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos, Barcelona

44 (0) 20 7368 9836

Robbie Boukhoufane

Global Head of Fixed Income & FX Trading
Schroder Investment Management
At Schroder IM, Robert has full responsibility for the entire FX and FI execution process. He is on the TradeTech FX Advisory Board and will be contributing his expertise to the Panel Discussion ‘Between a Global Code Of Conduct ‘rock’ and a MiFID II ‘hard place’ - How are traders approaching regulatory challenges to achieve best execution and a fully compliant trading desk?’ on the 12th September.


Day 1 - Tuesday 12th September 2017

09:05 AM Buy Side Keynote Panel: It’s crunch time - How are buy side FX heads of trading and portfolio management addressing regulatory developments, an evolving market structure and technology innovations?

  • As the Jan 2018 deadline looms, is the buy side industry MiFID II ready? Have the timeline delays made the implementation of requirements more realistic, and what happens if firms are not compliant, including relationships with vendors and counterparties? What other key regulations are top of the agenda for buy side desks?

  • How is a turbulent geo-political environment impacting liquidity and how do we expect it to impact trading going forward?

  • Where is investment going in e-FX trading: are we seeing the move towards a multi-asset world, and how can you streamline your trading processes to guarantee your trading activity is an accurate extension of the investment strategy?

  • How can you foster a closer partnership between portfolio management and execution to increase your FX division’s profitability?

3:10 PM Panel Discussion: Between a Global Code Of Conduct ‘rock’ and a MiFID II ‘hard place’ - How are traders approaching regulatory challenges to achieve best execution and a fully compliant trading desk?

  • How prepared is the industry for the new regulatory landscape? Are most firms aware of enhancements to best execution monitoring and how can you assess whether they are suitable and proportionate for your business model?

  • How are the Code Of Conduct Phase 2 recommendations being implemented, who monitors them and what are the ramifications if you do not follow them?

  • What do firms feel is missing from Phase 2, or unclear – and does it need to be made more stringent?

  • How is the global code going to look in 10 years time? Are we really changing the culture, and is it fit for purpose?

  • What must firms prioritise throughout 2017 to meet the January 2018 MiFID II deadline?

  • How can firms overcome operational and infrastructural challenges to remain profitable? Do you have a plan B to make a profitable business in the future?