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8:00-8:50 Registration and Trade Show Opens
8:50-9:00 Chairman's Introduction:
David Clark, Chairman, The Wholesale Markets Brokers' Association;
Honorary Past President, ACI - The Financial Markets Association
9:00-9:15 Keynote Address:
Andrew Ng, Group Executive, Head of Treasury & Markets, DBS Bank
President, ACI Singapore
In its latest regional outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that economic growth in Asia Pacific will increase to 5.5% in 2017 and that the region will continue to be the leader of overall global growth. What are the key factors that are driving this growth, and is it sustainable? As Europe and the US endure a period of geopolitical uncertainty, will investors look to Asia for both opportunity and security?This panel will also discuss:
Has there been an air of complacency around liquidity, which is being highlighted by mini and major flash moves? What is the reality of liquidity in FX? Is fragmentation causing problems? What is the next phase of evolution for trading platforms?This panel will also discuss:
Cryptocurrencies have performed strongly in 2017, with the price of bitcoin and ethereum – two of the largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation – both hitting record highs in 2017. Will these digital currencies continue to perform strongly and will they ultimately find a place in mainstream financial markets?
Peter Sin, Co-Head of Digital Currency Sub-Committee, ACCESS-Singapore Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association
1:15-2:00 Panel 3 - Execution: Cause & Effect
Algos are widely seen as the answer to ensuring execution, but are there links between execution strategies and market impact? Is more thought needed around the strategies being used to execute risk?
This panel will also discuss:
•What is driving algo take up?
•Are there inherent conflicts in using bank provided algos?
•Are expectations of TCA realistic?
•What is the impact of more algos operating in FX markets?
•Does internalisation have a place in the post-MiFID II era?
•Which strategies work in current conditions and which run a higher risk of impaired execution quality?
A combination of losses following the Swiss National bank (SNB) debacle and new Basel III requirements has led to many banks becoming more selective about whom they are willing to extend credit. How should trading firms adapt to the new credit-constrained trading environment, and is there an opportunity for new layers in the FX prime brokerage space? Will credit constraints in the OTC market push more activity towards exchange-traded venues?This panel will also discuss:
There are two broad narratives around the recent growth of, and investment in, FinTech. The first is that FinTech firms are looking for places where they can use technology to disintermediate incumbent financial institutions. The second is that these firms are bridging the gap between technology and financial services, creating new efficiencies and offering new revenue sources for established financial services firms. Will FinTech firms change financial services or become part of the establishment?This panel will also discuss:
Six months after the release of the full FX Global Code of Conduct, we discuss what impact it has had on the FX market’s functioning, what remains to be implemented, and what, if anything, needs to be further reviewed?Speakers: