FX Week Australia

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for FX Week Australia, taking place on March 31 in Melbourne.

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FX Week

Presents

FX Week Australia

March 31, 2020 | Melbourne

FX Week is proud to present the FX Week Australia conference which will be held in Melbourne on March 31, 2020.

In its 5th edition, FX Week Australia 2020 will serve as the industry benchmark conference for professionals to gain insights from expert speakers and peers on the latest industry best practices, strategies to enhance performance, and to discuss the pressing issues they are facing.

Each year, FX Week’s agenda challenges attendees to explore the latest industry practices, trading tactics and strategies to enhance yields with a deep focus on the Australian market. As the Royal Commission continues to impact the Australian financial services industry, join us and 200+ FX professionals from the buyside, banks and vendors to discuss the trends and developments in the sector.

2020 Key Themes Include:

  • Global economic uncertainties and currency volatility

  • Benchmark reform and the impact on clearing FX

  • Innovative strategies in algo and quant applications in FX

  • Meeting new hedging challenges – how should corporate treasurers prepare

  • Managing FX exposure and investing in FX for superannuation funds

  • FX Global Code of Conduct - practical execution issues

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Mark Aarons

Head of investment risk

VFMC

Mark joined VFMC in April 2018 as Head of Investment Risk.  He is also currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Centre for Quantitative Finance and Investment Strategies at Monash University.   Prior to his current role, Mark was Head of FICC Structuring at the National Australia Bank from 2010 to 2017, where he built a leading securitisation swap business in both Australia and the UK.  From 2004 to 2010 Mark held various roles at NAB in both Front Office and Market Risk.

Mark holds Bachelor degrees in Law and Science (both with Honours) from Monash University and a PhD in Mathematics jointly from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the Free University of Berlin, Germany.  Mark is also the co-author of a recent book on securitisation swaps which was published by Wiley Finance in March 2019.

Michael Clavin

Head of liquidity, fixed income and markets

First State Super

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Dominique d'Avrincourt

Investment manager

HESTA

Dominique d’Avrincourt joined HESTA in 2015 as an Investment Manager – Equities & Currency. Her main responsibilities include investment manager research and portfolio construction, and managing the alpha program for the listed equity investments and currency overlay program for listed equities. She joined the Superannuation industry in 2013 as a Senior Investment Specialist at Vic Super. She started her career at Goldman Sachs JBWere in 2004 in portfolio strategy before joining Merrill Lynch as an institutional equities research analyst and subsequently CBA Institutional Equities in a similar role.

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Alex Joiner

Chief economist

IFM Investors

Dr Alex Joiner is the Chief Economist at IFM Investors and also sits on its Investment Committee. He is responsible for the firm’s economic, financial market, policy and geopolitical analysis and forecasting that underpin its investment and portfolio management processes. He represents IFM with domestic and global clients as well as with governments, central banks, financial institutions and corporates. He has over 15 years professional experience and prior to joining IFM Investors, Alex was the Chief Economist (Australian & New Zealand) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a senior economist at ANZ Bank and an economist at the Victorian Department of Treasury. He holds a First Class honours degree in Economics and a PhD in Econometrics from Monash University. Alex is a committee member of Australian Business Economists and sits on the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Macroeconomic Risks Advisory Group.

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Justin Lo

Portfolio manager

Sunsuper

Justin is an investment manager within the fixed income and currency team at Sunsuper. Justin joined Sunsuper in October 2013 and has over 11 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the firm, Justin worked at Legal & General Investment Management (London), J.P. Morgan (Sydney) and State Street (Sydney). Justin holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at Macquarie University, Masters of Financial Analysis at the University of New South Wales, is a CFA Charterholder, Certified FRM and Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst.

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Theo Vosinidis

Head of investment risk and compliance

CBUS SUPER

Theo and his team are responsible for implementation of the risk and compliance framework in line with Cbus’ risk appetite. The team identifies new regulatory obligations that may impact Investments, undertake risk training, as well as Investment incident root cause analysis, operational due diligence of external investment managers, undertake risk assessments of new Investment initiatives and are responsible for internal and external mandate pre & post trade compliance.

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200

Attendees

Gathering professionals from government, banks and buy-side companies in Australia

32

Speakers

World class line-up featuring regulators and industry leaders

4

Networking Sessions

Engaging sessions allowing you to get the most out of the conference

5

Round-tables

Engage with your peers in small, interactive roundtable discussions to share best practices and more

Company profile

Founded in 2012, Tradepoint Systems provides foreign exchange trading technology and trade simulation and testing software to the financial services community. Our solutions are used globally by some of the world’s largest financial services institutions.

We build innovative, differentiating products and services that meet the nuanced requirements of our client’s businesses and satisfy the needs of their end-users, whether traders, managers, developers or support staff. We believe that by designing and building systems collaboratively with our clients, we’re able to combine our own broad experience in financial services technology with their intimate understanding of the day-to-day user experience.

Our team is made up of the principals and core technologists from Aegisoft, a technology vendor that pioneered FX aggregation and trade simulation tools in the early 2000s. We’ve worked together for over twenty years, building trading technology solutions.

Company profile

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions.

To comply with new regulatory requirements that demand greater scrutiny of risk, firms need more versatile, high-performance analytical tools. Financial Risk Analytics from IHS Markit provides a suite of integrated, scalable and modular solutions for enterprise-wide risk management across a broad range of asset classes and provides a fully interactive interface that allows for dynamic, on-the-fly risk reports, as well as the ability to slice and dice results. By harnessing grid technologies, Financial Risk Analytics can support highly variable computational demands. The flexibility and open structure of the underlying architecture allows users to customize or integrate new models very simply.

https://ihsmarkit.com/products/financial-risk-analytics.html

Company profile

Lucera, an industry leading technology service provider delivers performant, secure and scalable solutions designed to power today's demanding financial applications. We provide best in-class on-demand co-located infrastructure and connectivity, priced on a month-to-month basis, offering a compelling solution to businesses looking to lower expenses and reduce operational overhead. Lucera also offers a high performance FX matching and aggregation platform as a service, with co-location available in LD4, NY4, CH1, TY3 and SG1. The system provides smart order routing, price aggregation, and highly configurable price distribution in one unified solution available via a Web based UI. Coupled with advanced liquidity management, realtime TCA and our low latency pre-trade credit component we deliver a performant, cost effective solution to your eFX needs

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

123 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000,

Australia

Venue information

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FX Week Hong Kong

FX Week Hong Kong is where the buy-side and sell-side community comes together to learn, debate and network. With more than 150 leading FX professionals, it is the place to renew old acquaintances, build new relationships and strike business deals.

  • The Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong

FX Week USA

Share, debate and network with over 250 senior FX professionals from the top buy side and sell side firms across the US and further afield.

  • Metropolitan Club, New York

FX Week Asia

In its 16th year, FX Week Asia continues to be the must-attend event for foreign exchange market practitioners.
Join us at the conference to expand your network of senior contacts within the industry and understand key developments and implications in the currency trading space.

  • Westin Hotel Singapore

FX Week Europe

FX Week Europe is where the European buy-side and sell-side community comes together to learn, debate and network. With more than 250 leading FX professionals, it is the place to renew old acquaintances, build new relationships and strike business deals.

  • London