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Profit & Loss Shanghai 2018

November 13th 2018

Venue:

Profit & Loss Shanghai 2018

The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong,

Shanghai ifc 8 Century Avenue, Lujiazui, Pudong Shanghai 200120

China


Contact: Cindy Jiang, Email: cindy@profit-loss.com, Phone: +44207 382 0335

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Free to attend for the buy-side and bank attendees based in Asia

8:30-9:30       Coffee & Registration

9:30-10:00     Chairman's Introduction    

10:00-11:00     Panel 1: China’s Role in the Global Economy

With his “America First” agenda, the US president appears to be pulling the US back from its leadership role in a number of global, multilaterally agreed policy initiatives – from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to the Paris Climate Agreement to NAFTA to the Iran Nuclear Deal – in addition to disrupting global trade with new tariffs. Will this retreat eventually have an effect on the US dollar’s position as the world’s reserve currency, and is China the next natural leader of the global economy.

This panel will also discuss:

  • The progress of the Belt and Road initiative
  • Evolving supply chains in the APAC region
  • Are there really any winners from a trade war?
  • Could the trade war escalate into a currency war?

11:00-11:30        Coffee Break

11:30-12:30        Panel 2: Keeping the Ship Steady

As the US president seems determined to continue implementing new trade tariffs, leading to the beginnings of a trade war, there is concern about what impact this will have on the currency markets. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has implemented “counter-cyclical factors” to support the RMB when necessary in response to this, will it prove enough to keep the currency stable?

This panel will also discuss:

  • The impact of the trade war on the RMB
  • How to ease liquidity conditions and support growth without triggering capital outflows
  • Have the PBOC measures to defend the currency been effective?
  • Could the renminbi surprise the markets in 2019?

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:15   Panel 3: Balancing Human Relationships and Automation in Trading

FX trading is a combination of relationships and technology. There are benefits of each, but also drawbacks. Which manual processes will be most impacted by automation? As firms strive reduce costs of trading, can automation be the answer, or do firms need to balance these two seemingly conflicting methods of doing business?

This panel will also discuss:

  • How can technology change the nature of RMB liquidity?
  • What are the friction points for implementing greater automation?
  • One size doesn’t fit all: what do Chinese firms need from a modern trading platform?

Speakers:

Paul Allmark, Chief Information Officer, NEX Group
John Ashworth, CEO, Caplin


2:15-2:45   Coffee Break

2:45-3:30   Presentation: Making Sense Out of Chaos: An Insider's View of the Current State of Play in Washington

Justin Slaughter, Partner, Mercury Strategies

3:30-4:00   Coffee Break

4:00-5:00  Panel 4: Harnessing the Power of FinTech

“FinTech”, which encompasses artificial intelligence, blockchain and everything in between, has exploded in recent years and looks set to dramatically alter how traditional financial markets do business. Government authorities and CEOs of established financial services firms have all recognised and are now working to harness the power of FinTech for their own benefit. As China continues to develop as a financial hub, how can it too leverage new FinTech solutions to accelerate this?

This panel will also discuss:

  • Has blockchain lived up to the hype?
  • Will FinTechs prove to be competitors or partners for traditional financial firms?
  • Are we really seeing evidence of disruption from FinTechs?
  • What advantages does China have as a FinTech hub?

5:00-7:00 Drinks Reception