FOW Trading Dublin

The O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

03 May 2018

Dublin is set to further grow its importance to the European trading community following Brexit. FOW will launch its first event this year. Aimed at the local trading and buyside community the event will focus on the latest issues and how the city can capitalise on Brexit and establish itself as a key European trading jurisdiction.

We are pleased to announce this year's keynote speaker as Michael Hodson, Director of Asset Management Supervision, Central Bank of Ireland.

Michael Hodson is responsible for the supervision and regulation of investment firms and fund service providers in Ireland. This broad range of firms includes stockbrokers, asset managers, depositaries, fund administration firms and market infrastructure. He also represents the Central Bank at European Supervisory Convergence forums, such as the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

As a local regulator, he will give a macro views of trading related to derivatives market and explain how international and local regulations affect local market & trading of local products.

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08:00 Registration, networking and breakfast

08:50 Welcome remarks
Louisa Chender, Derivatives Editor, Global Investor Group

09:00 Keynote address
Michael Hodson,
Director of Asset Management Supervision, Central Bank of Ireland

09:20 Boom or bust? The future of derivatives trading in Europe

Volatility returned to global markets at the beginning of 2018 ending an unprecedented period of calm. While the volatility is welcome in the most parts of the market it comes as costs and regulation are rising elsewhere and consolidation looks inevitable. This panel will look at the current health of the business of being in the European derivatives market. 

- How are Mifid II and CRR impacting firms in the European market?
- What are the emerging partnership models between firms? 
- What does the future business model for trading firms look like?
- How is Ireland as a derivatives centre evolving?

Moderator: Conor Foley, Global Head of Government Relations & Public Policy, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Jim Aveling, Managing Director, Positive Equity
Jonathon Lowey, Country Manager, Citadel Securities
Nicolas Bertrand, Global Head of Derivatives Markets for Equities & Fixed Income and Global Head of Commodities, LSEG
Simon Cosgrave,
Partner, Qubed Derivatives

10:00 Ted Talk - The Heterogeneous Impact of Brexit
In the days following the Brexit referendum, the FTSE350 lost over €160 billion. While most firms lost value, the extent of this varied widely, even within an industry. Research shows that these differences are largely driven by differences in the global affiliate patterns

Ron Davies, Professor of Economics , University College Dublin

10:10 Mifid II review: what’s changed, what needs to change?

Five 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 and with a number of exchanges moving contracts outside the EU, has permanent damage been done to the market?
- How has the introduction of Mifid II gone for firms?
- Where are the unintended consequences and key concerns so far?
- What implications does the movement of some derivatives contracts outside the EU have?

Moderator: Claire Murakami, Regulatory Risk and Control Compliance Expert, Bank of Ireland

Joe Beashel,
Partner, Matheson
Paul Graigner,
CEO, Complyport
Eoin Motherway,
Head of Operations, Asset Management Exchange
Paul Ellis, 
Global Head of Regulatory Product Development, HSBC

10:50 Coffee break

11:10 Changing execution strategies and the evolution of liquidity

Lower liquidity has been a growing concern in the market as banks have been forced to pull back from certain markets in the face of capital rules and higher regulatory barriers. But the development of execution services and liquidity provision by trading firms has brought new opportunities for the buyside to access lower cost, more efficient execution. This panel will look at the new model and ask what it brings to the market?
- In what instruments and asset classes are there major liquidity concerns today?
- How are sophisticated trading firms adapting to fill the liquidity needs of the buyside?
- What does the introduction of the Systematic Internaliser regime mean for the market?

Moderator: Louisa Chender, Derivatives Editor, Global Investor Group

Anthony Kirby,
Head of Regulatory Reform in Wealth and Asset Management Advisory, E&Y 
Simon Dove, Head, Liquidity Management, Tower Research 
Rob Switzer, Equity Derivatives Sales Trader, SIG
Michael Paterson, Head of Trading, Mediolanum Asset Management Limited

11:50 Ted Talk

12:00 Brexit: the challenges and opportunities for Ireland

Brexit clearly brings both significant challenges and opportunities for financial centres in the EU27 countries. On the one hand, London-based firms will be looking to establish operations in the EU to mitigate any risk of regulatory deadlock. But on the other, access to infrastructure and services in the City of London could be interrupted for EU firms. This panel will look at the opportunities for Ireland and how to mitigate any Brexit-related risk.
- What more can Ireland do to attract financial services businesses from the UK?
- What is the risk for Irish firms from Brexit?
- What does the future landscape post-Brexit look like? 

Moderator: Peter Oakes, Non-Executive Director, Fintech and Regtech Companies 


Paul Lack, CEO, Met Facilities 
Christian Donagh, Partner, Matheson 
Bruneau Joseph, Non-Executive Director, FC Stone 
Kieran Donoghue, Global Head of International Financial Services, Strategy & Public Policy, IDA
Brian Hayes,
Member, European Parliament

12:45 Lunch and networking

14:00 End of conference









Jim Aveling, Managing Director, Positive Equity
Joe Beashel, Partner, Matheson
Nicolas Bertrand,
Global Head of Derivatives Markets for Equities & Fixed Income and Global Head of Commodities, LSEG
Louisa Chender, 
Derivatives Editor, Global Investor Group
Simon Cosgrave, 
Partner, Qubed Derivatives
Ron Davies, Professor of Economics ,University College Dublin
Christian Donagh, Partner, Matheson
Kieran Donoghue, Global Head of International Financial Services, Strategy & Public Policy, IDA
Simon Dove, Head, Liquidity Management, Tower Research
Paul Ellis, 
Global Head of Regulatory Product Development, HSBC
Conor Foley, Global Head of Government Relations & Public Policy, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Paul Graigner, CEO, Complyport
Brian Hayes, Member, European Parliament
Michael Hodson, Director of Asset Management Supervision,  Central Bank of Ireland
Bruneau Josheph, Non-Executive Director, FC Stone
Anthony Kirby, Head of Regulatory Reform in Wealth and Asset Management Advisory, E&Y
Paul Lack, CEO, Met Facilities
Jonathon Lowey, Country Manager ,Citadel Securities
Eoin Motherway, Head of Operations, Asset Management Exchange
Claire Murakami, Regulatory Risk and Control Compliance Expert, Bank of Ireland
Peter Oakes, Non-Executive Director, Fintech and Regtech Companies
Michael Paterson, Head of Trading, Mediolanum Asset Management Limited
Rob Switzer, Equity Derivatives Sales Trader, SIG






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The O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel

41-47 Fenian St

Droichead Na Dothra

Dublin, Ireland