Trading Scandinavia Asset Management Forum

The Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden

15 May 2018

Event Overview

Trading Scandinavia Asset Management Forum continues to grow from its base in the derivatives market to include wider coverage of the regional asset management market.

Join around 200 delegates to hear the latest thinking on the asset management business model across asset classes and operations. 

If you have any questions about the event please contact Valerija Slavina

To discuss sponsor options email Hanna DeBank .



08:00 Registration, networking and breakfast

08:50 Welcome remarks

09:00 Keynote address

09:20 State of the market: asset management in Scandinavia
We begin the day with an overview of the current paradigm for asset managers and pension funds in Scandinavia. Bringing together some key figures from the market, this panel will explore what the key issues and opportunities are that face the market today and set the scene for the day ahead.

10:10 Coffee break

10:40 Into the dark: the evolution of equity trading
One of the unintended consequences of Mifid II has been a proliferation of dark pools and a shift of trading away from lit markets. With new systematic internalisers bringing new participants to the market though there is a drive to innovation and increased efficiency. This panel will look at the impact of the increase in dark trading on the buyside.

- What does the post-Mifid II landscape look like?
- How are Sis changing the market?
- What is the long-term impact on the buyside from the shift to dark trading?

11:30 One on one: What does ESG really mean?

11:45 ETFs: ever expanding?
The ETF market has taken the West by storm. In the US, 90% of fund flows last year were into passive products. Europe has lagged behind in volumes but recent grow suggests they are on the same path. But what challenges do ETFs pose asset managers and does their continued expansion in flows and asset classes pose a risk to the market?

- Will active management return to vogue in the event of a downturn?
- What will the expansion of ETFs into fixed income bring to the market?
- How is fragmentation and a lack of transparency holding back growth in Europe?

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Capital formation and liquidity in local markets
Liquidity in local and regional markets has thinned across asset classes in the wake of post crisis reforms and stability agendas. At the same time, falling yields have led for firms to take on more risk to generate returns. And with much of the Swedish corporate bond market leveraged on the housing boom, the country looks exposed unless it changes course.

- What impact has lower liquidity and fragmentation had on the buyside?
- Are firms taking on too much risk in illiquid markets? How can that risk be hedged?
- Is the risk profile of the Swedish credit market a unique concern?

14:10 Presentation 

14:25 Clearing, collateral and the repo markets
Wild gyrations in the repo markets at the end of 2016 confirmed what most people already knew, repo markets in an age of Quantitative Easing are not fit for purpose. But with more and more firms and instruments coming into scope for clearing, collateral mobility and transformation will be needed more than ever.

- How have the challenges in the repo markets changed buyside operations?
- What will the impact of clearing be on pension funds and long-only asset managers?
- How are collateral services and new innovations easing the challenges?

15:10 Coffee break

15:40 One on one: Blockchain in action, E-proxy voting

16:00 Mifid II review: What’s changed, what needs to change, what’s still to be done?
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.

- How has the introduction of Mifid II gone?
- Where are the unintended consequences and key concerns so far?
- What should be changed about Mifid II?

16:45 Drinks and networking

Event Partner








 Nasdaq is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. To learn more, visit:



Platinum Sponsor



 Eurex Exchange is one of the world’s leading derivatives exchanges, serving a growing global distribution network. It offers more than 2,000 products covering all major
as well as alternative asset classes. Our marketplace – based on innovative IT infrastructure – is gateway to the most heavily traded euro-denominated equity index and
fixed-income derivatives. As part of Eurex Group,  we provide access to a global liquidity network with daily trading volumes of around 7 million contracts.
Eurex Exchange uses Eurex Clearing, one of the leading central counterparties globally.



Silver Sponsor








Fidessa's unrivalled set of mission-critical products and services, uniquely, serve both the buy-side and sell-side communities, from global institutions and investment banks to boutique brokers and niche hedge funds. 85% of the world’s premier financial institutions trust Fidessa to provide them with their multi-asset trading and investment infrastructure, their market data and analysis, and their decision making and workflow technology.
Our low-latency DMA platform provides high-performance, scalable and consistent access to 220+ global markets. Optimised trading capabilities include SOR, algo trading, sophisticated analytics and powerful risk management. Derivatives trading is supported with a platform that scales from a single regional implementation to a global deployment and connects to all the major derivatives exchanges worldwide. And Fidessa's IMS empowers asset managers with solutions that operate seamlessly over the entire investment lifecycle. Fidessa’s Affirmation Management Service manages the trade confirmation and affirmation workflow directly with brokers, eliminating any dependency on a single centralised matching facility.
Fidessa's global trading network connects 6,000 brokers and investment managers and carries more than $26 trillion worth of transactions each year.



Societe Generale




 Societe Generale Prime Services part of the Global Markets’ division of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking is the bank’s Prime Brokerage business, offering a unique combination of execution, clearing, custody and financing services. It is truly multi-asset and multi-instrument across Listed Derivatives, Equities (Cash/synthetic), FX, Fixed Income and OTC Cleared. As the world’s leading derivatives broker, the Prime Services business offers unrivalled access to 125 markets and exchange venues; offering both agency or principal execution, and extensive value added services.
The full service platform offers access to significant securities financing capabilities, extensive capital introduction and best-in-class cross-margin capabilities as well as straight-through-processing with an industry leading post-trade platform aligned with Societe Generale extensive research product.



Supporting Partner



ABG Sundal Collier 




ABG Sundal Collier is an independent Nordic investment banking powerhouse, established for more than 30 years, founded on a hard-working partnership culture and the ability to attract and develop top talent.Our strategy is to be an advisor and an intermediary, and our core product offering comprises corporate advisory, corporate financing and investor research and brokerage services. We provide our in-depth industrial knowledge across a broad range of sectors in our Nordic home market to companies and investors in the Nordics and internationally.Our corporate advisory team offers unparalleled transaction experience in combination with the value of our long-standing connections to regional and international investors and corporations. Our market-leading Nordic and international securities distribution platform provides access to financing for corporates and is well set up for naturally matching trading flows and delivering best execution for clients.Our approx. 250 partners and employees are located in the Nordic offices in Norway, Sweden and Denmark and in offices in the key international markets of the US, the UK and Germany.










Swedbank is one of Sweden’s largest full-service banks, with four home markets: Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. We work close to our clients and serve as a strategic partner and advisor, developing solutions that meet our clients’ financial needs. We build long-term client relationships with stakeholders such as asset managers, pension funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, credit institutions and financial intermediaries. Based on our clients’ needs, we offer advice and coordinate a wide range of solutions and services – from payment solutions to currency trading. Our Securities Services specialists provide access to well-recognized system support and reporting tools – marked by efficiency, security and simplicity. Swedbank also has a wide range of services within research and currency trading, interest rate trading and equities trading, and is one of the leading market players in corporate bonds. Through our partnership with Kepler Cheuvreux with co-located staff in Stockholm and Oslo, we are also proud to offer broad research coverage of Nordic stocks and superior ECM distribution through a global network of partners. We were the first in the Nordic region to offer a complete service for fund administration, and will continue to lead the development of new and innovative solutions.







The Grand Hôtel

Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8

103 27 Stockholm