FX APAC Leaders: Digital Week

FX APAC Leaders: Digital Week

24 March 2021 - 25 March 2021

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Finance Hive: FX APAC Leaders Meeting is part of a series of peer-to-peer discussion-based forums, hosted by The Finance Hive. Senior buy side decision makers are invited to share best practice, develop cutting edge concepts and get to grips with the liquidity and technology landscape through interactive brainstorming sessions.

The Leaders Meetings are unique in the fact that we produce an industry white-paper that builds a collective voice for the buy side around a theme that runs throughout the meeting. Previous iterations have focused on outlining responses to regulation and identifying buy side technology utopia.

Topics of discussion include:

Increasing Transparency Through the Electronification of EM and Restricted Currencies
FX Platforms: Execution Flexibility and Customisation to Drive Best Execution
Clearing: Collectively Solving UMR Challenges
Reducing Risk Throughout the Currency Management Lifecycle
Effectively Measuring Algos Usage
NDF Streaming to Significantly Improve your Trading Execution

 

Detailed breakdown of Roundtable topics:

Increasing Transparency Through the Electronification of EM and Restricted Currencies

  • Identifying the main frustrations when trading EM and restricted currencies.
  • How have desks bridged the gap from their FX TCA with the information they receive with custodians.
  • Are the increased use of time stamps making an impact in data collection and TCA reporting.
  • How are other firms looking to maintain relationships with counterparties executing in these markets.
  • How can electronification help with allocations and spreads on each trade.
  • Success stories around trading EM and restricted currencies electronically.

 

FX Platforms: Execution Flexibility and Customisation to Drive Best Execution

  • How can your EMS be set up to ensure effective and accurate benchmarking of different execution paths?
  • Deep diving into voice, RFQ, RFS, algo and automated trading setups.
  • How can the largest buy side firms integrate EMS platforms that can manage multiple workflows and be dynamic enough for them to have the top AI capabilities?
  • How have firms partnered with their technology providers to support their individual needs and requirements for best execution?
  • Benchmarking on EMS and OMS platform synergies and which ones historically work well together?
  • How can platforms improve and unify the delivery of data for post trade analysis?

Hosted by: FX Connect

 

Clearing: Collectively Solving UMR Challenges

  • Understanding the benefits of FX clearing – Success stories by early movers.
  • What current trends are buy sides adopting in the NDF/Forwards/ FX Options / Swaps markets.
  • What are the cost and pricing considerations when moving to a cleared FX model?
  • What analytics and tools are available to the buy side to help effectively balancing margin optimisation and best execution.
  • Deep diving into challenges and sources of friction: Integration, asset manager vs asset owner dynamics, OTC trading styles, managing bias between cleared and bilateral positions and support of ISVs and middleware.

Hosted by: CME

 

Reducing Risk Throughout the Currency Management Lifecycle

  • Mitigating currency volatility with scalable and flexible currency management solutions.
  • How can custodians help the buy side with further electronification in Asian markets?
  • Driving innovation in currency hedging, including transparency and analytics.
  • Enabling the buy side with greater oversight of data points.

Hosted by: Northern Trust

 

Effectively Measuring Algos Usage

  • How can you hit liquidity in a different way using algos?
  • Benefits of building in your muscle memory when using algos – How long does it take to get more accustomed to it and expand your usage of algos?
  • As liquidity is tougher to find for traditional algo traded currency pairs in different region – how specialised must your algos be without replicating what your firms use in EMEA or USA?
  • What are the best ways to customise your trading team’s mindset to working with and using a full suite of algos?
  • What is the optimal number of algo providers to work with and what should of each of them target especially around certain currencies and market scenarios?
  • Success stories around using equities houses that offer FX algos so you can leverage relationships you have with any of your equities algo providers.

 

NDF Streaming to Significantly Improve your Trading Execution

  • Accessing improved NDF pricing with improved transparency and automation.
  • How many buy side firms are using their platforms to streamline their NDFs
  • Which platforms offer the best liquidity and best process when trading NDFs?
  • Do custom dates make a difference in how easily options and NDFs can be streamed?