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

GAINING THE COMPETITIVE EDGE

9:00 am - 9:20 am MACRO KEYNOTE The rise of populism and trade wars: In the President Trump era, how will the US and global political landscape impact financial markets and what can we expect over the next 4 years?

  • Assessing the main events of 2019-2020: What impacted your views of investment opportunities and risks in today’s markets?
  • With global growth slowing and markets feeling the effects of US/China trade tensions, do central banks have the tools they need to respond?
  • With trade wars and tariffs negatively impacting growth what are the implications for FX: should we expect a recession?
  • Rise of global populism and investing implications: Is it a good time for investors to adopt more defensive positions and seek out diversified sources of income?
  •  FX outlook: Solid backdrop, but shall we expect more volatility?
Arnab Das, Global Macro Strategist at Invesco

Arnab Das

Global Macro Strategist
Invesco

9:20 am - 10:00 am ALL STAR PANEL Leading the way through change: How can you create a dynamic team structure and trading strategy that encourages constant innovation and adaptability to growth on a global scale?

  • 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

Joseph Pach, Head of Currency Trading at XBK Trading

Joseph Pach

Head of Currency Trading
XBK Trading

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

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

10:00 am - 10:20 am Fireside Chat - Transferable lessons the buy side can learn from corporates: How are they rising above the incumbents and empowering themselves to manage their own finances?

  • The rise of the corporate treasury trader: Why it is the perfect environment for corporate treasury traders to thrive in?
  • How are corporate firms combining in-house and external management and how do they decide what FX processes to bring internally?
  • Corporate best execution: How are corporates adapting to increased electronification and best execution scrutiny?  What is the impact of data and new technology? 
  • What approach do corporate treasures take to manage their exposure, hedging and currency risk?
  • How should treasurers respond to Trump and other geopolitical risks?

10:20 am - 10:50 am Networking Break

EMBRACING FUTURE DISRUPTION

10:50 am - 11:10 am Macro Keynote - Generating alpha in an era of political instability and the rise of populism: Assessing the 4 biggest risks and opportunities across global financial markets

  • What are they key macro-economic indicators that will define key economic growth in 2020?
  • To be or not to be: What is the probability of  a ”mild” recession in the next 6 months and what will be the key determining factors of this?
  • Political developments and feedback on growth: how will the election and recent political developments in Europe and China effect spreads and yield?
  • The rise of populism: In an era of Trump and Brexit, how will the US and European political landscape impact global financial markets? 

11:10 am - 11:30 am SPECIAL GUEST KEYNOTE - 5 Steps to Trust: How this counterintelligence agent learned the secret of getting people to trust him

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
.

11:30 am - 11:50 am FED Keynote - The FED outlook for 2020 and beyond: What can be expected in terms of interest rates over the next 12 months and what are the trends you should look out for?

  • Will there be dollar highs or lows over the next 6 months in comparison to the EUR and JPY?
  • Bull VS Bear: what will be the dollar narrative that will develop over the next 12 months?
  • How are declining world trade volumes and rising late cycle volatility creating a challenging EM environment and is this set to continue?

11:50 am - 12:20 pm Morning Refreshment Break


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

Jennifer Litwin

Senior Vice President, Head of Relationship Management
Greenwich Associates

CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP TRACKS

Track A: Embracing Digital Currencies

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm CASE STUDY- The metrics behind crypto-assets: Assessing the key indicators that reveal untapped opportunities in this new asset class
  • Beyond Price and Volume: Fascinating Metrics that will Help You Better Understand Crypto-Assets
  • What aare 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

Track A: Embracing Digital Currencies

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE- Digital assets: What are they and could real money managers leverage them?

  • What are the trading rates of digital assets within asset managers currently in comparison to hedge funds?
  • How can you and your PM work closely to leverage digital assets and ensure your trades are secure?
  • How can asset managers work with hedge funds to access this market and what are the anticipated challenges?
  • What technology infrastructure would you need in place to trade digital assets (platforms, O/EMS, liquidity providers)

Nisa Amoils, Venture and Growth Investor, Managing Director at Grasshopper Capital

Nisa Amoils

Venture and Growth Investor, Managing Director
Grasshopper Capital

Track B: Hedge Funds and CTA’s

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Fireside Chat - Prime of Prime: How can you gain access to new credit to open up new trading opportunities?
  • What new providers are now available in the space to give you the access to credit you need?
  • Going beyond credit intermediary: How are prime of prime services providing bespoke pricing, clearing and (critically) execution services?
  • OTC derivatives: How can prime of prime be used in this complex trading process?
  • How are new entrants to the market ensuring they are managing your risk effectively?

Track B: Hedge Funds and CTA’s

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE- Moving beyond vanilla electronification: What’s next?

  • What are the adoption rates for algos among CTA’s?
  • What have you found to be successful in terms of electronification and what needs to evolve further?
  • AI, ML and BOT’s: How can CTA’s lead the revolution?

Yue Malan

Senior Analyst
Aite Group

Track C: The Future of Systematic FX

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm Workshop - Quant trading: How can you leverage discretionary and systematic trading in your strategy to reap the rewards they both have to offer?
  • What is the preferred route for trading currently and why?
  • How can you leverage discretionary and systematic trading in your strategy and reap the rewards?
  • How to diversify across rewards factors to improve your risk-adjusted returns?

Track D: Buy Side CIO and PM Strategy Boardroom

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm Boardroom - Assessing the roadmap for China’s GDP: What does the outlook mean for its trade partners and how will it affect the global FX market?
  •  The macro view of China - What are the key themes in 2019 that will impact Chinese currency investing?
  • Chinese currency investment strategies – what are best practice case studies for managing and hedging the RMB?
  • What are the biggest investment risks and opportunities for Chinese currency investing in once cross-border RMB flows increase?

TradeTech FX CHAMPAGNE ROUNDTABLES


1:10 pm - 2:10 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.

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.

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.

2:10 pm - 2:25 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

2:25 pm - 2:30 pm Conference Close