• June 19, 2014

  • 6:00-9:00

    Pre Conference Cocktail Party at the Museum

    Sponsored by Forex Factory

  • June 20, 2014

  • 8:00-9:00

    Registration Opens

    Attendee Breakfast

    VIP Breakfast: Sponsored by FCM360

  • 9:00-9:10

    Opening Remarks

  • 9:15-10:00

    The Current State of the FX Liquidity Paradigm

    An expansive update on recent innovations in institutional and wholesale liquidity provision to fund managers, global FX brokers and banks.

    The foreign exchange markets continue to be “disrupted” by new market entrants, trading models, regulations and other factors. What is the current state of the FX liquidity paradigm when viewed through the lens of market fragmentation? Have we reached a point of market saturation? How is the industry responding to these changes and what solutions are being developed for them by banks, brokers and technology vendors?

  • 10:15-11:00

    FX Market Structure: The Equity Market Nexus

    Algos, ECNs... What's Next for FX?

    The foreign exchange markets have adapted the ECN, algorithmic trading and smart order routing from the equities market. How do equities and FX market structure experts view the current FX landscape? What opportunities are there for additional crossover in 2014?

  • 11:15-11:45

    Industry Trends Fireside Chat

    Consolidation, Transactions, M+A Outlook

    The FX industry has seen a wave of consolidation and acquisitions recently. What is the outlook for this activity to continue in the coming months? What should industry participants look for in terms of industry, legal and regulatory considerations that are driving the trend?

  • 11:30
    [15 minutes]

    CHATVirtual Currencies: Future or Fad?

    This chat will attempt to sort the reality from the hype around virtual currencies.

    Jaron Lukasiewicz, CEO of Coinsetter, will address key questions raised by Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. Are virtual currencies actual currencies? Do they provide non-currency utilities in global e-commerce, especially in less developed markets? What is the outlook for virtual currencies as they evolve in coming years?

  • 11:45-12:15

    FX Regulation, SEFs and OTC Clearing

    The implementation of Dodd-Frank is reshaping the institutional FX landscape in the U.S.

    Banks have dropped prime brokerage services, exchanges as well as newly designated SEFs, see great opportunity in non-exempt products. This timely presentation will provide an extensive update on the current status of the new and pending regulations. Perspective on how market participants are addressing these regulatory challenges will also be shared among the interactive session’s domain expert and attendees.

  • 11:45
    [15 minutes]

    CHATChinese Renminbi: What's Next?

    An expert view on the economic, political and market forces influencing the Chinese currency.

    NYU Professor Ann Lee provides an expert view on the economic, political and market forces influencing the Chinese currency. What was behind the recent decision to broaden the band from one to two per cent? What does this signal in terms of a change in governmental policy? What does the future hold?

  • 12:15
    [15 minutes]

    CHATPrinciples of Forex Web Development

    The key principles of building a high-quality website, and how they are applied in Forex.

    Learn what it takes to develop a website that traders want to visit, from the team at Forex Factory

  • 12:30-1:30

    Networking Lunch + Around the World Cup Lounge + Beer Bar

    Sponsored by Forex Factory

  • 1:30-2:45

    Innovation Inquisition: Explore the Viability of New Products in FX

    Interactive new product pitches to top executives

    Up and coming and more established technology solutions providers will speed pitch their newest ideas to an expert panel of fund managers, retail FX brokers, and bank FX traders. This no-holds-barred discussion will reveal the true value of each offering, discover new applications for them and areas where they need improvement.

  • 3:00-3:45

    Options: The Next Wave for FX

    Is 2014 the year that FX options will break out?

    Options saw the largest percentage growth of 60% in the 2013 BIS Survey. Dodd-Frank and other regulations are ushering options onto exchange and SEF venues. How will the resulting product standardization and enhanced transparency expand trading opportunities for the buy and sell side? Will these changes to the options trading paradigm ignite a surge in trading from retail and institutional traders?

  • 3:45-4:45

    Around the World Cup Lounge + Beer Bar

    Networking Cocktail Hour

  • 4:45-5:30

    FX 2.0-What’s Ahead for Retail FX?

    A conversation about maturation, regulation, globalization and innovation in retail FX.

    Retail foreign exchange trading volumes have grown to be a significant portion of overall global spot FX flows. After a sustained period of rapid growth, however, volume growth rates are flattening in major markets.

    What trends will drive retail FX growth going forward? Is retail FX flow desired as a source of liquidity to institutions on the buy and sell-side (as in equities)? Is the industry looking at more sustainable ways to keep customers for longer periods? What is the volume growth outlook going into the second half of 2014 and beyond?

  • 5:30-5:45

    Raffles and Giveaways

    Sponsored by NASDAQ OMX

  • 5:45-7:45

    Reception at The Gallery on Lex

    Sponsored by Forex Factory