Programme

Programme

2018 Programme

 

08:00

Registration

08:55

Chair's opening remarks

Eva Szalay, Editor, FX Week

09:00

Keynote address: An update on the Global FX Code - Implementation and Principle 17

Matthew Boge, Deputy Head - International Department, Reserve Bank of Australia

09:30

Chief economist panel discussion

  • What will happen to the Australian dollar as US interest rates advance higher?
  • How does Australia's economy compare to the global pick-up in growth?
  • Examining the role of increased labour supply on job creation and wages
  • What kind of impact could U.S. tariffs have on market growth?

Moderator:
Chris Loong, Executive Director, Global Markets, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Panellists:
Matthew Peter, Chief Economist, QIC
Besa Deda, Chief Economist, St.George Bank
Brian Redican, Chief Economist, TCorp
Alex Joiner, Chief Economist, IFM Investors

10:15

Panel discussion: Analytics and liquidity in e-FX execution

  • Analytics and execution decisions – how has the use of analytics changed client execution behavior
  • Dealing with fragmentation in spot FX execution – information leakage and toxic flows
  • How much liquidity do you need? Optimizing liquidity access and connectivity
  • The electronification of options – more standardization, more clearing
  • Picking the best execution style - MDPs or SDPs, disclosed vs anonymous, firm vs last look
  • Selecting the right algos – agency only or hybrid

Moderator:
Eva Szalay, Editor, FX Week

Panellists:
Bill Goodbody, Jr., Senior Strategic Advisor, AE Capital
Alison Towers, Director - Global Liquid Markets Trading, QIC
Quentin Miller, Head of Institutional FX, Asia Pacific, LMAX Exchange
Andrew Cromie, Global Head of Product - Institutional Investors, 360T Deutsche Börse

11:00

Morning coffee break

11:30

Panel discussion: Assessing the uptake of cryptocurrencies - How are institutions incorporating them into their investment portfolios?

  • How are cryptocurrencies being traded? What does the market structure look like?
  • Accessing liquidity most efficiently when trading cryptocurrencies
  • What does the regulatory landscape look like and where is it heading?
  • What is the difference between centralized and decentralized exchanges?

Moderator:
Steve Macdonald, Director & Chief Financial Officer, Crypto Launchpad

Panellists:
Nicholas Giurietto, CEO, Australian Digital Commerce Association
Henrik Andersson, CIO, Apollo Capital
Uwe Fuehrer, CEO, Wealth of Nations Advisors
Ian Jones, Executive Director, NaturesCoin

12:15

Corporate treasurer panel: Decision making in a volatile world

  • What are the greatest strategic FX challenges facing corporate treasurers today and how this changes the way risk is measured and analysed
  • How the scope of the treasury function is evolving, the growing need for more operational resources, recruitment vs outsourcing
  • What are you looking for when investing in technology to deliver more real-time analytics to define and help combat FX exposures?

Moderator:
Eva Szalay, Editor, FX Week

Panellists:
Kurt Smith, Treasury and Insurance Manager, Western Power
Peter Candy, Group Treasurer, GrainCorp
Nitesh Jethani, Group Treasury Manager, Boral

13:00

Networking lunch

14:00

Panel discussion: Managing FX exposures in superannuation funds

  • How has your strategic approach to FX hedging changed in the face of continuous policy changes, pressure to grow, and increasing transaction costs?
  • The case for dynamic FX hedged international equity fund. What is the optimal hedge ratio for investors?
  • Resourcing FX operations – to outsource or manage in-house?
  • Mitigating fraud and third party risks

Moderator:
Martin Goodacre, Institutional FX Sales, BNY Mellon

Panellists:
Andrew Fisher, Manager, Asset Allocation, Sunsuper
Stuart Simmons, Senior Portfolio Manager, QIC
Joe Kassel, Global Head of Dealing & Exposure Management, AMP Capital
Doyle Mallet, Senior Investment Consultant, Mercer

14:45

Panel discussion: The new cost of trading - credit, clearing and regulatory costs in trading

  • FX options clearing now a reality – what does the future hold for OTC derivatives trading?
  • The interaction between listed and cleared and OTC and cleared markets
  • Forwards have been exempted from margin rules in Europe – what are the global implications?
  • What does the future hold for FXPBs and prime or prime providers?

Moderator:
Eva Szalay, Editor, FX Week

Panellists:
Kingsley Jones, Chief Investment Officer, Jevons Global
John Lucey, Chief Investment Officer, Avant
Ravi Pandit, Executive Director FX Products, CME Group
Marcus Robinson, Asia Pacific Head of Rates & FX Derivatives, LCH

15:30

Afternoon coffee break

15:45

Industry roundtables

From session to roundtable: take the day’s most interesting issues and engage with your peers in small, interactive roundtable discussions to share best practices, continue the debate, and take away a different perspective to the same challenge with your fellow peers.

Roundtable A: Currency management: Hedging best practices and tools
Moderator:
David Campbell, CEO, Hunter Burton Capital

Roundtable B: Blockchain and digital currencies: Friend or foe?
Moderator:
Uwe Fuehrer, CEO, Wealth of Nations Advisors

Roundtable C: Exotic currency pairs – Is it better to avoid them?
Moderator:
Andrew Fisher
, Manager, Asset Allocation, Sunsuper

Roundtable D: Achieving best execution in FX
Moderator:
Andrew Harrex
, Managing Director, Australia, P/E Investments

Roundtable E: The new cost of trading – credit, clearing, and regulatory costs
Moderator:
Jim Hughes
, Head of Business Risk Analysis, CLS Bank International

 

16:45

Harvest session: Each host will share the key takeaways following their roundtable discussion

17:00

Chair's closing remarks and end of conference