TradeTech FX 2017

September 11-September 13, 2017

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos, Barcelona

44 (0) 20 7368 9836

Ruben Costa-Santos

Head of FX
Ruben Costa-Santos is the head of FX at ITG, a leading independent broker and financial technology provider, where he oversees foreign exchange activity across the Analytics, Execution, and Workflow Technology divisions. Previously Ruben worked at Deutsche Bank, where among other roles he served as head of FX Client Platforms for the Americas, responsible for technology enabled FX solutions for institutional clients and for the cross border payments’ platform. Ruben has a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics. Prior to working in Finance, he conducted research in discrete quantum gravity and statistical mechanics and taught at Utrecht University and at Stony Brook University.

Day 1 - Tuesday 12th September 2017

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