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Agenda Overview

9:00 Welcome address

9:05 Keynote address

David Stubbs,
Excecutive Director, Global Market Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

9:30 Debate

A Brexit would be of benefit to the City's capital markets

For: Richard Tice, CEO, Quidnet Capital LLP and Co-founder,
Against: Peter Wilding, Founder & Chairman, British Influence

10:15 Coffee break

10:45 State of the market

The regular review of 2015 and look ahead to 2016. This panel will outline some of the key challenges the market has faced over the past 12 months and what is in store for 2016.

Moderator: Remco Lenterman, former managing director at IMC Capital Markets

Andy Ross,
European Head of OTC Clearing, Morgan Stanley
Cees Vermaas,
Managing Director, CME Europe
Anil Batra,
COO, Hertshten Group
Nicolas Bertrand,
Head of Equity and Derivatives, London Stock Exchange

11:30 Ted talk 
"Operations Data and Intelligence: a broad persepctive"

Christian Nentwich, CEO, Duco

11.45"LME's Liquidity Roadmap: enhancing the market"

Glen Chalkley,
Head of Electronic Business Development, London Metal Exchange

12:00 Ask not what you can do for your exchange...but what your exchange can do for you

This panel will bring together representatives from across the trading community to discuss what they want from an exchange. Whether it is new contracts or more incentives, different clearing models or just cheaper fees, this panel will cover it all.

What does the buyside want from an exchange?

What should exchanges be doing to innovate?

How can exchanges bring more participants into the market?

Brendan Bradley, Member of Eurex Executive Board and Chief Innovation Officer, Eurex

Simon Crooks, Founding Partner, QSI
Steve Martin,
COO, G.H. Financials
Tim Marchant,
COO, Cardwell Investment Technologies
Jim Aveling,
Managing Director, Positive Equity

12:45 Lunch

13:30 Capital punishment? The future of the FCM business

After three gruelling years, volumes in the market are beginning to recover and organic volatility is returning. The FCM landscape has changed considerably during the downturn and the pull back of banks has created opportunities for smaller FCMs. But the Basel III capital requirements are dragging on the outlook for FCMs and could radically change how business is priced. THis panel will look at the outlook for FCMs.

What are the impact of the capital requirements on the FCM business model? How are firms overcoming that? 

Is the race to the bottom in terms of fees now over?

How are smaller FCMs growing in the current market? 

Moderator: John Gammer, Director, Clearing Maze

Marc Bailey, Managing Director, Sucden Financial
Eugene Stanfield, Managing Director, Head of Derivatives Execution & Clearing, Commerzbank
Martin Frewer,
Global Commercial Director, ABN AMRO Clearing
Steve Woodyatt,
CEO, Object Trading

14:10 Mifid II: the good, the bad and the ugly

Two 15 minute presentations in individual disciplines within Mifid II followed by a 15 minute Q&A for the two presenters. 

Anne Plested, 
Head of EU Regulation Change Programme, Fidessa

How to avoid the MiFID II doldrums

Carolyn Jackson, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman

MiFID II - What's next?

14:55 Portfolio margining and open access: a radical new market structure?

The combination of open access to CCPs and execution platforms and efficiencies from margining swaps against ETD positions has the potential to bring once-in-a-generation change to market structure in Europe. This panel will look at the developments and ask what they mean to the market.

Who benefits from portfolio margining? 

What limitations are there?

What does portfolio margining combined with open access mean for market structure?

Dan Marcus, Global Head of Stregy & Business Development, Tradition


Ben Pott, Head of European Affairs, ICAP
Charlotte Crosswell,
Richard Walker, Head of EMEA Client Sales and Marketing, LCH.Clearnet

15:35 Coffee break

15:55 Blockchain in financial markets: game changer or overhype?

Born out of the creation of Bitcoin, the Blockchain (or distributed ledger) is tipped to revolutionise how financial markets operate. With promises ranging from real time back office processing to total disintermediation of the intermediary in trading, there are high expectations for the distributed ledger but are they realistic?

What is a distributed ledger?

Where can it disrupt the derivatives market?

What is the timeframe for change?

Tim Swanson, Director of Market Research, R3

Peter Randall, COO, SETL
Robert Sams,
CEO, Clearmatics
Ollie Jones,
former head of Pro Trader Division at Marex Spectron
Jerome Kemp, Managing Director, Futures, Clearing and Collateral Global Head, Citi

16:30 The future of FX trading

Scroll back a year and it was all about exchange traded FX. However, the slow development of volumes in Europe and some interesting investments by exchanges in trading platforms suggests that the transition to ETD is not as inevitable a transition as was suggested. This panel will look at the future of FX trading and ask what is holding back the move onto exchange.

Moderator: Alice Attwood, Senior Reporter, FOW

Eddie Tofpik Head of Foreign Exchange, ADM Investor Services
Will Patrick, Executive Director, FX Products, CME Group
Muammer Cakir,
Head of Derivatives (VIOP), Borsa Istanbul
Andrew Priest,
Head of Institutional Sales UK/IRL, 360T

17:10 Drinks reception

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