FOW Trading Amsterdam


Hotel Okura Amsterdam, Netherlands

07 Mar 2018

Now in its 8th year, FOW Trading Amsterdam is the leading event for the Dutch algorithmic and proprietary trading community. This year’s event will feature the main event plus a series of closed door, high-level meetings on the side of the event.

The agenda for this event will be published by November 24.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Valerija Slavina valerija.slavina@globalinvestorgroup.com.
To discuss sponsorship options email Hanna DeBank hanna.debank@globalinvestorgroup.com .

Agenda

 


 

08:00 Registration, networking and breakfast


08:50 Welcome remarks


09:00 Keynote address


09:20 Crunch time: the future of the trading business in Europe
Is the long-predicted age of consolidation upon us? Capital charges, rising costs of participation, increased compliance requirements and unfavourable market conditions is forcing a fundamental shift in the economics of being in the business today. Scale and efficiencies are paramount but so too is innovation and developing new revenue streams.


- What will the CRR capital charges add up to for each firm?
- What remuneration models can meet the bonus cap while still being economical?
- What are the emerging partnership models between firms?
- What does the future business model for trading firms look like?



10:10 Ted Talk

10:25 Coffee break


10:50 Systematic Internalisers - Friend or foe?
Has Mifid II created a monster or increased sources of liquidity with the Systematic Internaliser regime? Detractors argue they are moving liquidity away from lit venues into potentially predatory and market distorting pools, proponents say they democratise liquidity and allow new, more efficient participants into the market.


- What are the pros and cons of the SI regime?
- What will define success among Sis?
- What asset classes and instruments are trading/will trade on Sis?
- What does the SI regime mean for ETFs and derivatives?


11:30 Ted Talk


11:45 Shifting sands: buyside execution strategies and the opportunities for trading firms
The buyside is increasingly shifting to electronic execution for a wider range of asset classes. As Mifid II brings in greater transparency over execution and prohibits the bundling of research with execution, this trend is set to grow.


- Why and in what instruments are the buyside shifting to more electronic execution?
- Where will buyside flow go over the next three to five years? 
- How are trading firms offering more execution services to the buyside?
- What are the implications for banks of the trend towards buyside electronic execution?


12:30 Lunch


13:30 Mifid II review: What’s changed, what needs to change, what’s still to be done?
Just two months in to the Mifid II regime, what has the experience been like for firms and what is still to be done. As regulators begin to review the market reforms, there will inevitably be tweaks or broader changes required.


- How has the introduction of Mifid II gone?
- When will regulators begin to get tough on Mifid II compliance?
- Where are the unintended consequences and what do regulators need to change?
- What should be changed about Mifid II?


14:10 Ted Talk


14:25 Cryptocurrencies: where is the market going? 


The launch of bitcoin futures has been the most widely covered futures launch for decades. While there is no doubt huge opportunity in the volatility there are also risks of trading an asset class with little history or fundamentals. This panel will look at the development of cryptocurrencies as an asset class and ask where the market is going. 

- Where and how to trade cryptocurrency derivatives? 
- Beyond Bitcoin: what’s next in the development of crypto derivatives? 
- How to effectively risk manage trading in cryptocurrencies? 
- What is the future of cryptocurrencies?


15:10 Coffee break


15:40 Machine learning and the future of trading
Machine learning is now being employed by all the leading trading businesses. As the technology gathers pace and become more commoditised it is likely to become a central part of the markets in the next decade. But what does this mean for market efficiency and the ability to profit?


- Where are leading firms in terms of their application of machine learning?
- How can firms get in to using machine learning to enhance efficiency?
- What are the costs of utilising machine learning?
- Will machine learning lead to a more efficient market?


16:00 Brexit: the implications for the European market
By March 2018, the UK will be just 12 months from leaving the European Union. While no real clarity is expected on the make-up of the final deal by then, the impact of a disorderly or protracted exit will be felt across Europe.


- What is the latest on the Brexit talks?
- What will Brexit mean for access to the City of London?
- Will Brexit lead to a Brexodus from London or will EU firms have to set up in the UK?
- Has Amsterdam blown the Brexit dividend with the bonus cap?


16:40 Drinks and networking

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Venue


 

Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Ferdinand Bolstraat 333

1072 LH Amsterdam

Netherlands