Fixed Income & FX Leader Summit APAC 2019

17 - 19 September, 2019

The Westin, Singapore

65 6722 9455

Brett Elvish, Director at Financial Viewpoint

Brett Elvish

Financial Viewpoint

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Day 1 - Wednesday 18th September 2019

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

9:50 AM Keynote Interview: What are the critical success factors for building a ‘best in class’ multi-asset trading business that not only survives but thrives in the new market order?

-          What are the three biggest drivers influencing the buy side desk and how can you embrace these to improve performance?
-          Navigating the new norm - How can you incorporate innovative ways of working to address the fragmented product, liquidity, and platform conundrum?
-          What strategies can you exploit to ensure you are tapping into the best liquidity pools at the right times?
-          Trading and regulations - What were the biggest lessons learned from MiFID II and how has this affected your trading desks so far?
-          The introduction of mandatory clearing and trading for CAT 3 and CAT 4 firms – Are we expected to see further investments in derivatives trading, as well as automated execution mechanisms?
-          How should you monitor political risk in 2019 and how can you integrate this into your investment decisions?

2:40 PM All Star Panel: Realising your vision – Where do top alpha opportunities reside and how can you best capitalise on them for enhanced liquidity and returns?

-          Evaluating the state of liquidity in FX markets today - How can you ensure you have the right capital and access to liquidity to facilitate your mandates?
-          What are the different forms of liquidity available to the buy side and how can you measure the execution quality around these?
-          Establishing the good from the bad- What constitutes good FX liquidity in today’s market?
-          How has increased use of algos and eTrading impacted FX liquidity?
-          What resources and technology are available to give you access to new liquidity pools?
-          How can you ensure you are taking the best possible path to trade which minimizes the bid-offer spread?

4:10 PM Fire-side chat: Reality vs rhetoric: Shining a light on FX execution costs in Asia – How are FX traders actively seeking to manage cost outcomes?

In this session our speakers Brett and Elbert will dive deep into a US$30 trillion data base of actual buy-side trades to understand actual execution costs in Asia vs other global markets, along with key trends and observations:
-          What are the drivers behind cost differentials, and how are they changing?
-          How are the buy-side working with platforms and other technology to reduce costs and achieve better outcomes?
-          What are the market trading costs and how are traders seeking to reduce execution costs?
-          Assessing regulatory costs in FX trading – What are the various regulatory regimes and how can you optimise the cost structure in FX trading?

Day 2 - Thursday, September 19th 2019

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

11:20 AM Industry perspective: Navigating the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) – Assessing the world of new indices and alternative benchmarks to LIBOR

-          As these rates are utilised in virtually every corner of the financial markets worldwide, how should market participants prepare?
-          The practicalities of benchmark reform - How have regulators handled this and what are the timelines for change?
-          Assessing the new benchmarks for key geographical locations - How are you going to transition to these new benchmarks?
-          How do reference rates differ from each other and how do the respective policies differ across jurisdictions?
-          The implications of moving to an alternative benchmark - What will this mean for legacy contracts?
-          What are the impacts of moving away from LIBOR on market pricing and risk management models?
-          What are the drawbacks with alternative rates and the potential longevity of Libor once a mainstream alternative has been adopted?
-          What are the key challenges associated with moving from Libor to alternative benchmarks and what types of risk will investors face once Libor is discontinued?

1:50 PM All Star Panel: With the sell side now leveraging technologies like blockchain, how will this change the way you trade FX and what new alpha opportunities does this bring to your trading desk?

-          How can distributed ledger transform and digitalise the processes in this space?
-          How can block chain help you to better manage foreign exchange flows within your organisation?
-          Vendor management vs. building internally - As more technology comes to FX markets where should you allocate resources and what factors should be considered?
-          With ongoing technological innovation how can you keep track of new trends and make continuous investments to ensure you are maintaining a competitive advantage?