FOW Derivatives Israel

Sheraton Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel

06 Feb 2018

Now in its second year, FOW Israel brings together over 250 delegates primarily from the local algorithmic trading, banking and buyside community. 

If you have any questions about the event please contact Valerija Slavina
To discuss sponsor options email Hanna DeBank .




08:30 Registration opens

(Morning coffee break and networking starts)


9:30 Welcome remarks

9:40 Keynote address

10:00 The international view: what’s hot in 2018?

We kick off with our regular panel bringing together some representatives from the international market to discuss global trends and how they see 2018 panning out. From interest rate rises to new products, this panel will set the scene for the year and introduce some of the themes of the event.


10:50 Coffee break


11:15 Presentation: 

11:25 Trading volatility: if you list it, it will come

Despite seismic global political gyrations, Brexit, Trump, the threat of nuclear conflict in North Korea and more volatility has remained well below traditional market behaviour. But with the end of QE programmes in the West and potential shifts in Central Bank mediation in markets, volatility should return in 2018.
- Why has volatility been so depressed over the past three years?
- What is the outlook for Vol?
- Where is the liquidity in Vol trading?
- What new Vol products are coming locally and internationally?

12:05 From speed to data and AI: the new edge in trading

Latency has long been the battle ground for trading firms with billions of dollars of investment in the fastest connections between financial centers. However, in the face of diminishing returns and the increased barrier to entry, trading firms are turning to big data and AI to get an edge.
- Is latency a commodity today?
- How are firms using big data to get ahead?
- What is artificial intelligence bringing to trading?
- What are the next trends of tech investment?

12:50 Lunch

14:00 Asia: a continent of opportunity

While markets in the West have plateaued in recent years, a number of exchanges in Asia are booming with record volumes being set and international participation on the rise. This panel will look at new trading opportunities across Asia and how Israeli firms can access these fast growing markets.
- What is driving growth across Asia?
- What opportunities are there for Israeli firms in Asia?
- What challenges are there in accessing Asian markets?
- Will China open up any time soon?


14:50 Cryptocurrencies: huge opportunity or Ponzi scheme?

JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon says he will fire anyone who trades cryptocurrencies at his bank but international interest is huge in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. With CME and Cboe launching bitcoin futures in the coming months, interest from futures and options traders is only likely to grow.
- 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?

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Mifid II and third country access: what you need to know

If you don’t think that the sweeping EU reforms within Mifid II impact your business, you need to attend this panel. The reality is that all firms will any activities in Europe will be caught up as the scope is expanded to third countries. This panel will help you understand the impact and costs for your business.
- What impact has the introduction of Mifid II had on liquidity?
- Who will be caught under Mifid II third country rules?
- Will Israeli firms need to establish and EU office to trade EU markets?
- What impact will Brexit have on access to London and Mifid II implementation?

16:45 Panel: TBC

17:30 Drinks reception






Platinum Sponsor



Marex Spectron PRO TRADER

Pro Trader is a leading provider of professional trader services.
We specialise in electronic trading of futures, providing direct electronic access (DEA) to the world’s derivatives exchanges, providing clearing and settlement services to our clients.
We pride ourselves on providing clients with their ideal trading environment, whether that be office based or remote.
Whilst our clients trade, we run their infrastructure: executing and settling trades; providing market access and data; and managing existing and developing new technologies.
Clients we facilitate include individual traders, teams of traders, proprietary trading groups, market makers, arcades, CTAs, algorithmic and high frequency traders.
We are a division of Marex Financial Limited (MFL) which is FCA regulated, General Clearing Member (GCM) to many exchanges, and the largest entity within the Marex Spectron Group.
We strive to maintain highly competitive pricing for the provision of “best-in-class” services, facilities and technology and offer bespoke packages depending on your business needs. 

Silver Sponsor




Singapore Exchange

Singapore Exchange is Asia’s leading and trusted market infrastructure, operating equity, fixed income and derivatives markets to the highest regulatory standards. As Asia’s most international, multi-asset exchange, SGX provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services, with about 40% of listed companies and 75% of listed bonds originating outside of Singapore.

SGX is the world’s most liquid offshore market for the benchmark equity indices of China, India, Japan and ASEAN and offers commodities and currency derivatives products. Headquartered in AAA-rated Singapore, SGX is globally recognised for its risk management and clearing capabilities. For more information, please visit


 Supporting Partner






Sheraton Hotel

HaYarkon St 115

Tel Aviv-Yafo

63573, Israel