Free to attend for the buy-side and bank attendees based in Scandinavia
Non-Exhibiting Vendor: GBP£995
Delegate (outside of Scandinavia): GBP£250
The definition of “Buy side” firms means end user clients (ie, investing institutions such as mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies, hedge funds, CTAs, asset managers, and corporates). Buy side firms may have investors as clients, but have no trading clients. Technology, platform and service providers of any type, including broker-dealers and prime of primes that may be clients of other firms but have trading clients of their own, do not fall into the definition of “buy side” firms.
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8:00-9:00 Coffee & Registration
9:00-9:45 Keynote Address:“Danish FSA Strategy 2020, justified confidence – well-functioning financial markets”
Jesper Berg, Director General, Danish Financial Supervisory Authority
9:45-10:30 Panel 1: Market Oversight: Regulation and the Global Code of Conduct
How are regulations reshaping bank trading and sales businesses? What has been the broader impact of regulation on the buy side? With the recent release of phase one of the Global Code of Conduct, how does one measure in-house standards against the Code recommendations? How is the Global Code being implemented? What are the implications of the Global Code for the buy side?
• Which regulations are of most concern to the buy side?
• What are the key areas that need to be addressed?
• How will compliance with the Code be enforced?
• Meredith Beechey, Deputy Head of Markets Department, Sveriges Riksbank
• Stina Norrhede, Head of Global Corporate Sales, SEB
• Robin Poynder, Director, FMR Advisory
David Clark, Chairman, the Wholesale Markets Brokers' Association; and Honorary Past President, ACI – The Financial Markets Association
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Panel 2: Surviving in an Uncertain Macro Environment
In 2015, FX trading volumes were generally subdued except for bouts of extreme volatility following significant macroeconomic events. Looking back, what did these events teach us about how the FX market functions in times of stress and is the uncertain outlook highlighting fault lines in the market?
• What will be the key driver for Scandinavia’s economic performance over the next 18 months?
• What impact will a slowdown in such large economies as the EU and China have on Scandinavian markets?
• How do EU uncertainties and Britain's exit from the EU affect Scandinavia?
• Anders Eklöf, Chief FX Strategist, Swedbank
• Martin Enlund, Chief Analyst, Strategy, Nordea
• Arne Anders Lohmann Rasmussen, Chief Analyst, Danske Bank Markets – Research
12:00-12:30 P&L Peer2Peer Alpha Quest – Where are the best investment opportunities?
Where can investment managers best find yield? Are the best opportunities in Scandinavia or abroad?
• Geoffrey Yu, Head of UK Investment Office at UBS Wealth Management
12:30-1:30 – Lunch
1:30-2:15 Panel 3: Transparency and Trust
Clients are demanding more transparency around execution, pre-trade and post-trade, at the same time that banks are being restrained in terms of providing clients with market colour. How are clients finding the information they need to trade?
This panel will also discuss:
• How is technology changing the way that market participants interact with one another?
• What will the future relationship look like between banks and clients?
• How are the pre and post-trade requirements of market participants changing? And how will these tools alter the way that they trade?
• John Ashworth, CEO, Caplin Systems Ltd
• Antony Brocksom, SVP, Sales and New Business, EMEA, FXSpotStream Europe Ltd
• Jill Sigelbaum, Head of Foreign Exchange, Traiana
• Martin Wiedmann, Chairman, QCAM Currency Asset Management
2:15-2:45 Coffee Break
2:45-3:30 Panel 4: The Changing Nature of Liquidity
Are we seeing a new market dynamic in which liquidity is increasingly coming from the buy side? As the end user adopts technology, he changes how he interfaces with liquidity. What impact is this having?
• How do banks and buy side access liquidity in the smartest possible way?
• Are buy side firms moving away from traditional bank-led liquidity sources in favour of algos, non-banks and other sources of liquidity?
• Does this create a new market dynamic that has unintended consequences?
• Is bank risk being replaced by the buy side?
• Niklas Karlsson, Global Head of Currencies and Commodities, Danske Bank
• Dave Reid, Head of FXPB EMEA/Asia, Citi
• James Sinclair, CEO, MarketFactory
• Iskandar Vanblarcum, Head of EMEA Sales in Transactions, Thomson Reuters
• John Shay, Partner, Virtu Financial
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-5:00 Panel 5: Intelligent Execution
When assessing best execution, it is not simply a matter of comparing charges between various liquidity pools. How can end users better understand what their flow looks like, and how do you assess the best liquidity pockets for your flow?
This panel will also discuss:
• Agency vs Principal – and everything in between
• The challenges associated with effective TCA
• Why the best price isn’t the same as best execution
• Svante Hedin, Global Head of Electronic Markets, SEB Merchant Bank
• Lars Henriksen, Chief Analyst,FX Production & Execution, Nordea
• Asif Razaq Global Head of FX Algo Execution, BNP Paribas
5:00-7:00 Cocktail Reception - Top of Town, 25th Floor
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