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Forex Network New York 2014
venue Crowne Plaza

address Time Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway

city New York City

country USA

Contact Email

Contact Tel. +44 (0)20 7382 0335

Event Dates Starts: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 08:00
Ends: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 18:00

Event Prices:

Delegate: US$600

Non-exhibiting vendor: US$1500


* The day conference is free to qualifying members of the buy side. Registration fees apply to attendees from banks, non-exhibiting vendor firms, broker-dealers, platforms, exchanges and interdealer brokerages. The definition of “Buy side” firms encompasses investing institutions such as mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies, independent traders, hedge funds, CTAs, asset managers, and corporates. Technology suppliers do not fall into the definition of “buy side” firms.

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Thursday, May 29

8:00 Coffee & Registration - Sponsored by ParFX

9:00-9:30 Opening Discussion: “Regulatory Update from Washington”

Moderator: Micah Green, Partner, Patton Boggs

Cyrus Amir-Mokri, Former US Department of the Treasury's Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, and Former Senior Counsel to CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler
John Ramsay
, Former Acting Director of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Trading and Markets

9:30-10:30 Session 1: “Liquid Markets”

What are the challenges facing market makers? Is market making still a profitable business? Does the future belong to non-bank market makers?

This panel will also look at:
• Expanding reach through e-channels
• Managing costs through innovative solutions
• Moving from principal to agency model
• Fee vs spread business

Chris Concannon, President & COO, Virtu Financial
Ari Rubenstein, President & CEO, Global Trading Systems
Fergal Walsh, Managing Director, Co-Head of FX Spot eTrading, Citi

Eddie Wen, Managing Director, Global Head of FX eCommerce, J.P. Morgan

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break - Sponsored by ParFX

11:00-11:30 The P&L Interview with Andy Coyne, CEO, Traiana

11:30-12:30 Session 2: “Intelligent Execution”

What does best execution mean in today’s market?

This panel will look at:
• Measuring the price of execution
• Fill ratios
• Algo execution

Tim Cartledge, Global Head of FICC Electronic Trading, Barclays
Jim Cochrane, Director, Analytics, ITG
David Mechner, CEO, Pragma Securities LLC
Alex Shterenberg, Head of E-FX Trading Americas, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Simon Wilson-Taylor, President & CEO Co-Founder, Molten Markets

12:30-1:15 Lunch - Sponsored by GFI

1:15-2:00 The P&L Discussion: “Do Virtual Currencies Offer a Realistic Alternative to Fiat Currencies?”

Virtual currencies took the world by storm last year as investors poured into Bitcoin and prices skyrocketed, setting off a media frenzy. But this year has seen the value of Bitcoin more than halve from it's pre-Christmas high of $1,200, the collapse of one of the biggest Bitcoin exchanges and regulators worldwide begin to turn their attention towards digital currencies. This panel will look at the future of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies and discuss:
• Is Bitcoin a realistic alternative to fiat currency (is it even a currency?!)?
• As a payment system, could virtual currencies threaten the status quo at the banks?
• How should people think about investing in virtual currencies?
• What is the future of virtual currencies in the financial services industry?

Moderator: Galen Stops, Markets Editor, Profit & Loss

Kaushal Majmudar, CFA, Portfolio Manager and Managing Partner, Ridgewood Investments
Scott Moffat, COO, LMAX Exchange
Steve Reich, Head of Liquidity Services, Global Trading Systems
Shawn Sloves, CEO and Co-Founder, Atlas ATS 

2:00-2:15 Coffee Break- Sponsored by ParFX

2:15-3:00 Session 3: “Multidimensional Models” - Sponsored by FXSpotStream 

How will the industry build an efficient structure for the next decade?

This panel will also focus on:
• Multi-asset class offerings
• Front-to-back services
• Disclosed pricing
• Dark pools
• Cool tools

Richard Estes, MD, Head of Product Management and Implementation, FX and Derivatives, BNY Mellon Global Markets
Jim Kwiatkowski, Global Head of Sales, FX, Thomson Reuters
Alan Schwarz, CEO, FXSpotStream LLC
Holden Sibley, Head of FICC Electronic Distribution - Americas, Barclays
Viral Tolat, CTO, EBS

3:00-3:30 Coffee Break - Sponsored by ParFX

3:30-4:30  Session 4: “Fragmentation vs Competition”

Is competition increasing efficiency or is fragmentation reducing it?
How does fragmentation benefit the end user?

This panel will also focus on:
• Finding liquidity in the new market structure
• How does fragmentation benefit the end user?
• The future of aggregation
• Diversity of providers

Bill Goodbody, Managing Director & Business Manager, KCG/Hotspot
Jacob Loveless, Co-Founder and CEO, Lucera Financial Infrastructures
Dmitri Galinov, CEO, FastMatch 

Ture Johnson, Director, eFX Liquidity Distribution, Tower Research Capital
Vincent Sangiovanni, Chief Operating Officer GTX, GAIN Capital

4:30-5:00 Coffee Break - Sponsored by ParFX

5:00-6:00  Session 5: “FX on Exchange”

How is the market coping with the drive to push NDFs and options onto regulated venues?

This panel will also look at:
• Will more FX products move to a cleared model?
• How will this impact the end user?
• How is the rise of Prime Services impacting the wider FX industry?
• Does voice trading have a future?

Andrés Choussy, Managing Director, Head of Derivatives Clearing Americas, J.P. Morgan
Paul Millward, Head of FX E-Commerce, GFI Group
Phil Harris, Head of FX Initiatives, Transaction Services U.S, NASDAQ OMX
Craig LeVeille, Executive Director, FX Products, CME Group
Jesse Drennan, Global GFX Business Process Engineer, HSBC Bank USA NA

6:00-7:30 Cocktail Reception - Sponsored by GFI Group

7:30-9:00 2014 Readers’ Choice (FoXy) Awards Dinner & Hall of Fame