TradeTech FX USA 2020

February 11 - 13, 2020

Eden Roc Miami Beach

44 (0) 207 036 1355

Day 2 - Thursday February 13th

8:00 am - 8:55 am Registration and Breakfast

8:55 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Michael Melvin, Academic Coordinator at Rady School of  Management

Michael Melvin

Academic Coordinator
Rady School of Management

GAINING THE COMPETITIVE EDGE


Win Thin, Global Head, Emerging Markets Strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman

Win Thin

Global Head, Emerging Markets Strategy
Brown Brothers Harriman

Heather Heldman, Managing Partner at Luminae Group

Heather Heldman

Managing Partner
Luminae Group

  • Redefining the role of the buy side trader and portfolio manager: How have enhanced data and tech innovations, the uptake in low-touch trading, ongoing regulation and an ever-evolving market structure shaped the modern-day trader skillset?
  • What are the most critical technological areas you need to invest in now to stay ahead of the curve?
  • The evolution of the buy side DNA: How can you bring in new talent to shake-up your desk?
  • The future of FX trading and market structure: How do the full value chain view the evolution of FX?
Eva Szalay, Currencies Correspondent at Financial Times

Eva Szalay

Currencies Correspondent
Financial Times

Paul Shaheid, Senior FX Trader at Fidelity Investments

Paul Shaheid

Senior FX Trader
Fidelity Investments

Michael O’Brien, Director of Global Trading at Eaton Vance

Michael O’Brien

Director of Global Trading
Eaton Vance

Isaac Lieberman, President and CEO at Aston Capital Management

Isaac Lieberman

President and CEO
Aston Capital Management

Marisa J. Kurk, Global Chief Operating Officer of Foreign Exchange at Northern Trust

Marisa J. Kurk

Global Chief Operating Officer of Foreign Exchange
Northern Trust

Irina Issakova, Vice President and Director at TD Asset Management

Irina Issakova

Vice President and Director
TD Asset Management

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

10:00 am - 10:30 am SPECIAL GUEST KEYNOTE - 5 Steps to Trust: How this counterintelligence agent learned the secret of getting people to trust him

Robin is a retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioural Analysis Program and has taken his life's work of recruiting spies and broken the art of leadership and relationship building into Five Steps to TRUST. In this dynamic session learn from Robin’s 20 years’ experience in the FBI and find out everything you need to know to gain peoples trust.
Robin Dreeke, Former FBI Special Agent, & Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioural Analysis Program at .

Robin Dreeke

Former FBI Special Agent, & Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioural Analysis Program
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10:30 am - 11:30 am Morning Refreshment Break - Hosted by ParFX

Jennifer Litwin, Senior Vice President, Head of Relationship Management at Greenwich Associates

Jennifer Litwin

Senior Vice President, Head of Relationship Management
Greenwich Associates

CONFERENCE TRACKS

TRACK A

11:30 am - 11:50 am OXFORD STYLE DEBATE

TRACK A

11:50 am - 12:30 pm FIRESIDE CHAT - Leading by example: How can a diverse and dynamic team structure that taps into different backgrounds and skill-sets be used as the driving force behind a successful FX business?
  • How has the concept of diversity evolved to better mirror your business objectives and team capabilities?
  • What are the newer skill-set requirements for successful trading desks and what are the tangible benefits of a well-rounded team?
  • How can the recruitment process change to better encourage a more inclusive workforce?
  • How can you take into account your clients’ goals and how do you as an organization engage with minority firms to deliver best execution strategy?
  • Aligning your internal diversity with your external clients - How do you provide clients with access to your business while also allowing them to be successful and profitable? 

TRACK B - Embracing Digital Currencies

11:10 am - 11:50 am OXFORD STYLE DEBATE - TRUE OR FALSE: The recent downturn in value of cryptocurrencies will have a decisively negative impact on large institutional players joining in Digital assets: What are they and could real money managers leverage them?
  • Is the cryptocurrency market in its current state mature enough for institutional investors to leverage within portfolios?
  • Are the security standards of cryptocurrencies too weak for institutional investors to realistically invest in these?
  • Do Cryptocurrencies provide a safe haven in an era of volatility and unpredictability in traditional markets?
  • Does the lack of a regulated market in cryptocurrencies mean the market is not mature enough to warrant investments?
Nisa Amoils, Venture and Growth Investor, Managing Director at Grasshopper Capital

Nisa Amoils

Venture and Growth Investor, Managing Director
Grasshopper Capital

TRACK B - Embracing Digital Currencies

11:50 am - 12:30 pm OXFORD STYLE DEBATE - TRUE OR FALSE: The recent downturn in value of cryptocurrencies will have a decisively negative impact on large institutional players joining in Digital assets: What are they and could real money managers leverage them?
  • Beyond Price and Volume: Fascinating Metrics that will Help You Better Understand Crypto-Assets
  • What are the unique indicators you need to be aware of for crypto assets to successfully tap into this new asset class?
  • This session presents a series of new, crypto-specific indicators that reveal interesting insights about crypto assets.
  • Uncovering data science on crypto: Assessing the patterns in areas such as value, momentum, value, liquidity, volatility and many other aspects of the behavior of crypto assets.
  • What are the key indicators based on blockchain datasets, exchange order books and other data sources that provide analytical perspectives unique to crypto? 
Jesus Rodriguez, Chief Technology Officer at Into The Block

Jesus Rodriguez

Chief Technology Officer
Into The Block


TradeTech FX CHAMPAGNE ROUNDTABLES


12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Roundtable 1: Facebook Libra: should you take notice?

Taking place in the Ocean Gardens- Lunch and drinks to be served
Join our Chatham House FX Working Groups, where you will have the option to join a roundtable with 10 of your peers. Take the perfect opportunity before you leave to share ideas and best practice processes with your FX peers around a particular challenge or opportunity and walk away with practical solutions, which you can apply when you are back at your desk.
Jesus Rodriguez, Chief Technology Officer at Into The Block

Jesus Rodriguez

Chief Technology Officer
Into The Block

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Roundtable 2: Former FBI Robin Dreeke on how to detect lies

Taking place in the Ocean Gardens- Lunch and drinks to be served
Join our Chatham House FX Working Groups, where you will have the option to join a roundtable with 10 of your peers. Take the perfect opportunity before you leave to share ideas and best practice processes with your FX peers around a particular challenge or opportunity and walk away with practical solutions, which you can apply when you are back at your desk.
Robin Dreeke, Former FBI Special Agent, & Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioural Analysis Program at .

Robin Dreeke

Former FBI Special Agent, & Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioural Analysis Program
.

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Roundtable 3: The rise of populism and trade wars- dispensing the myths

Taking place in the Ocean Gardens- Lunch and drinks to be served
Join our Chatham House FX Working Groups, where you will have the option to join a roundtable with 10 of your peers. Take the perfect opportunity before you leave to share ideas and best practice processes with your FX peers around a particular challenge or opportunity and walk away with practical solutions, which you can apply when you are back at your desk.
Win Thin, Global Head, Emerging Markets Strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman

Win Thin

Global Head, Emerging Markets Strategy
Brown Brothers Harriman

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Roundtable 4: Sell side trader skill sets

Taking place in the Ocean Gardens- Lunch and drinks to be served
Join our Chatham House FX Working Groups, where you will have the option to join a roundtable with 10 of your peers. Take the perfect opportunity before you leave to share ideas and best practice processes with your FX peers around a particular challenge or opportunity and walk away with practical solutions, which you can apply when you are back at your desk.

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Roundtable 6: Meet the macro keynote

Taking place in the Ocean Gardens- Lunch and drinks to be served
Join our Chatham House FX Working Groups, where you will have the option to join a roundtable with 10 of your peers. Take the perfect opportunity before you leave to share ideas and best practice processes with your FX peers around a particular challenge or opportunity and walk away with practical solutions, which you can apply when you are back at your desk.

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Roundtable 7: The 2020 election: What can you expect from the result and how will it influence capital markets?

Taking place in the Ocean Gardens- Lunch and drinks to be served
Join our Chatham House FX Working Groups, where you will have the option to join a roundtable with 10 of your peers. Take the perfect opportunity before you leave to share ideas and best practice processes with your FX peers around a particular challenge or opportunity and walk away with practical solutions, which you can apply when you are back at your desk.
Marc Chandler, Chief Market Strategist at Bannockburn Global Forex

Marc Chandler

Chief Market Strategist
Bannockburn Global Forex


2:00 pm - 2:00 pm Conference Close