10 - 12 September, 2018
NH Collection Tower, Barcelona
44 (0) 20 7368 9836
12:20 PM Oxford Style Debate: True or false - Financial market regulation has had an overall positive effect on the FX market over the last decade
David Woolcock, Chair of the Committee for Professionalism, ACI – TRUE ("The move to more principle led regulatory initiatives in the unregulated markets are levelling the playing field alongside more transparent practices that will help rebuild confidence in FX markets paving the way to increasing volumes for the benefit of all.")
Robert Savage, CEO, CC Track Solutions- FALSE
Isaac Lieberman, CEO, Aston Capital Management - TRUE
- Do the positives outweigh any negatives since the regulatory regime started post 2008?
- How have various regulatory frameworks impacted how the buy and sell side trade and has this overall impact been positive or negative?
- Is the new FX market structure more efficient and reliable under this regulatory regime or is it now insufficient to meet the demands of end investors?
- Is further regulatory reform needed to alter markets further or does MiFID II signal the end of major market regulation?
9:20 AM Panel Discussion: True or False - With recent underperformance by alpha strategies, is now the time to move to smart beta for better returns in FX?
- Carry, value and momentum - Reassessing the signals that are driving currency alpha in 2018 and 2019
- Are the current features of the FX market more favorable to smart beta strategies, with traditional alpha strategies struggling due to market crowding and lack of proper risk controls?
- With smart beta portfolios paying out in other asset classes, what are the indications that they could now generate more returns in FX?
- Maximizing returns for your investors in 2018 and beyond - What trades should you focus on and what should you avoid?