FX Week Europe 2018: London, 29th November

FX Week 2018 logoFX Week Europe 2018, Europe’s premier annual event for FX professionals, will be returning on 29 November 2018 at a brand new venue: The Grange Hotel Tower Bridge.

Hosted by FX Week, it will be packed full of very important and informative sessions. Here are this year’s ones on the Agenda of the FX Week Europe:

    • Unwinding post-crisis monetary policies and FX
    • Policy-normalisation after a decade of extra-loose monetary policy – how big are the pitfalls?

  • The euro’s turn to shine: a fading Trump-effect in the US and the start of a new dollar cycle have boosted the euro, but how long will the run last?
  • The rough road ahead – should you trust central banks to smooth the tightening process?
  • Emerging markets: the losers and beneficiaries of exiting unconventional monetary policies
  • The prospect for safe-haven currencies in the short-term – an unwelcome return to form?
  • The definition of risk warehousing and internalising liquidity providers – do we all mean the same?
  • Relationships or cold, hard data? The counterparty evaluation question
  • The more the merrier-accessing aggregated liquidity and market impact
  • Zero hold times, faster market data and TCA – the end of last look?
  • Full amount and fragmentation – new challenges for LPs?
  • Credit and clearing: all change, all change?
  • A rebound in FXPB appetite or a just a flare-up? The new (re-)entrants in the space
  • Collateral and clearing – a comparison of bilateral and clearing costs
  • Options clearing – will it really happen in 2018?


  • The increasingly competitive world of prime of prime – an evaluation of products and services
  • PoP is a universally used term, but do all providers mean the same service by it?
  • The relationship between PBs and PoPs – an evaluation of trends
  • Full-service PoP offering or liquidity aggregation – spot the difference
  • Matching the right clients with the right products – what to look for
  • Mastering your FX trade lifecycle: risk management, execution strategies and post-trade service
  • In a changing marketplace, what are the key considerations as part of a sound risk management strategy?
  • Defining a framework – The crucial question: make or buy?
  • Implementation, Control and Accountability: these are not afterthoughts!
  • Measuring and analysing risks – keeping up with requirements
  • Writing scorecards on counterparties – is the price the only consideration?
  • Resourcing FX operations – to outsource or in-house
  • Determining your basic underlying exposures
  • Mitigating fraud
  • Geopolitics and new alliances: Brexit, Trump and the rest of the world
  • Has a potential softer Brexit improved the long-term outlook of the pound?
  • Examining the impact of the Trump administration on the dollar- should the market anticipate fiscal reform?
  • Following recent election outcomes, what is the outlook for the Euro and Yen in 2018?
  • Has political uncertainty in the West created new opportunities in the East?
  • e-FX Trading in 2018: Faster data, less last look and choice, choice, choice
  • The impact of faster market data on execution quality and pricing
  • Full amount execution, diminishing last look streams, listed and OTC and more choice than ever – dealing with unprecedented complexity
  • Performance analysis in execution – from takers as well as the makers

  • Distribution and price formation – the different channels and inputs between spot and derivatives
  • Spotting the vulnerable and betting on the winners – the differentiating factors
  • Asia vs LatAm, India vs China
  • A return from negative-rates in developed markets and the impact on EM
  • What is the new economy and what does it mean for currency investing?
  • As market participants enter the final implementation stage, is there any last-minute guidance from regulators?
  • A look-ahead for 2018: how will regulators evaluate compliance?
  • Supervision and enforcement during year 1 – what can market participants expect?
  • The letter or the spirit of regulation – which will win out?
  • Steps for 2018 and Brexit – what are the potential implications

At 4.40 pm, the “Champagne roundtables” will be each led by an expert speaker and will provide delegates with an opportunity to delve deeper into the controversial issues discussed through the second half of the conference. The topics will be:

  1. MiFID 2: Ideas Exchange – How will MiFID II impact global liquidity? What is equivalence? And who is equivalent? Can anyone ever really be ready for MiFID II?
  2. Cryptocurrencies: the boom or the bubble? Should the FX market care?
  3. FX options: what does the future hold? What areas would we like to see the electronification of OTC market develop? Is there a place for OTC Cryptocurrency Derivatives? Where do we price CryptoVol? What will be the impact of Brexit on FX Options Clearing?
  4. The future of the remnimbi – implications for investors? What do the next 12 months have in store for the RMB? Hedging and speculating – the possibilities and hurdles
  5. FX in London – the end of the UK’s dominance? Will Brexit put a stop to London’s leading position as the world’s largest FX hub? Where to move in Europe and passporting – the possible scenarios?

To register your interest for FX Week Europe 2018, you can complete the form here.

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