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.

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08:00 Registration, networking and breakfast

08:50 Welcome remarks

09:00 Keynote address

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?

10:00 Ted Talk

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?

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?

11:50 Ted Talk

12:00 Brexit: the challenges and opportunities for Dublin
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 Dublin 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? 

12:45 Lunch and networking

14:00 End of conference






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The Italian Derivatives Markets (IDEM), launched in 1994, is among the top European derivatives exchanges. Based on one of the most liquid equity markets in Europe, around 190,000 contracts with a value equivalent to €5.2bn are traded daily. IDEM is a hybrid market in which members are allowed to enter orders and submit IOIs, while Market Makers play a constructive role in improving market liquidity and the efficiency of the price discovery process through their intense quoting activity. More than 20 market making firms are active on the IDEM market, displaying bids and offers on a continuous basis or responding to requests for quotes.
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The O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel

41-47 Fenian St

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Dublin, Ireland