The largest online
FX hedge fund event!

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

Oct 28 - 29

2020

Learn about
currency hedge funds

Access the world of currency management,
from the comfort of your home!

& It's FREE

UK (London) Time:
11am-6pm

US EST (New York) Time:
6am-1pm

ACDT (Australian) Time:
9pm-4am

Asia (Singapore) Time:
6pm-1am

Theses times are for both days: Oct 28 - 29

Welcome to FX hedge fund expo 2020!

Why attend this event?

Investors around the world are finding it difficult to diversify their portfolios in this unstable global environment. The global pandemic has reversed the course of major economies and has exacerbated declines in growth in, already problematic, emerging market economies. During these challenging times, investors, asset managers, hedge funds, family offices, and high net worth individuals are turning to currencies. FX is the world’s largest asset class by turnover ($6.6 trillion a day according to a recent BIS study) and is ripe for investment opportunities. We are bringing the investor and asset management communities together, ONLINE on October 28 – 29, 2020 to talk about the logistics of fund set up, hedge fund technology solutions and currency strategies.

Plus, it's all FREE!

Space is limited,

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What to expect at FX hedge fund expo 2020:

Meet the industry

Get the wisdom of the world’s renowned currency investors and fund managers from the convenience of your own home. Learn how to set up your own FX fund, what technology to deploy and how to optimize your FX strategies. You will have the invaluable opportunity to connect with industry experts, live for 2 days during the virtual event, and 7 days after with added bonus of being able to re-visit the virtual exhibition and re-watch all of the speaker presentations on-demand!

Virtual Networking

You will have direct access to network with industry experts, business leaders and successful investors via group or private meetings, video and audio calls and live chats – whether in public group chats, dedicated chat rooms or live Q&A discussions in the speaker sessions.

Take your fund business
to the next level

A “FX Fund Investor Pitch Challenge” event that will include 6 fund strategies pitched to the panel of professional judges: join this event to practice and deliver your fund’s strategy pitch, get valuable feedback from the experts, and take your business to the next level! This could be a game changer for your fund!

Free registration!

16 hours live virtual event

7 days post-vent access

World-class industry experts

Who’s Speaking

Giovanni Pillitteri

Giovanni Pillitteri

Head of eFX market making, HC Tech

Giovanni Pillitteri is head of eFX market making at HC Tech. In his role, he's focused on expanding the firm’s foreign exchange business. HC Technologies is a premier algorithmic and discretionary trading firm with a specialty in the Foreign Exchange and Futures markets. HC Tech is a direct trading member of the CME Group exchanges, ICE Europe, ICE US, and Eurex.

  • Judge
Jonathan Webb

Jonathan Webb

Chief Operating Officer, C8 Technologies

Managed WebbworldwideFX Advisors 2015-2018; Head of FX Strategy, Jefferies 2010-15; Proprietary Trader/ HF Portfolio Manager 1989-2010 (HSBC, CSFB, BoA, RBS, C-View, DASCM). C8 Technologies: Developer of a systematic trading platform intended to offer direct access to active, tradeable indices developed by leading investment professionals. Jefferies: an independent securities and investment banking firm.

  • Moderator
Andrea Nardon

Andrea Nardon

Partner, Head of Quant, Sarasin & Partners

Andrea has worked as a quant PM & researcher for over 20 years. Andrea currently leads several research projects on the application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on different areas including factor investing and more broadly on systematic strategies. SARASIN & PARTNERS LLP: offers portfolio management and advisory services to individual and institutional investors. For more than 35 years, investors trusted Sarasin & Partners with managing their assets, which now amount to £14.6 billion.

  • Judge
Greg Ingrassia

Greg Ingrassia

Head of BD, Sharada Capital Management

Greg has been in the financial and trading industry for over 30 years. The first half of his career was spent at Bank One/JP Morgan as a market maker and trader. Greg then made the transition to the algorithmic trading side where he is involved in all aspects of model development and implementation. Currently, Greg is Head of Business Development at Sharada Capital Management, a Chicago based proprietary trading firm. His responsibilities include developing and evaluating trading models, deploying risk capital, managing liquidity, and recruiting.

  • Judge
Clive Snowdon

Clive Snowdon

Founder, Draycliffe Limited

Clive has over twenty years’ experience providing strategic, operational and transformational leadership in the financial services industry with strong expertise in fund management. He set up two hedge fund managers from inception covering operational, legal, financial and compliance areas followed by three years as COO of Gottex Fund Management Sarl, one of the largest fund of hedge funds managers in Europe, based in Lausanne, where assets grew from under USD1bn to nearly USD7bn during his tenure.

  • Panelist
Nicholas Bovell

Nicholas Bovell

Chief Investment Officer, Carcharodon Capital

Nicholas Bovell is a global macro trader & hedge fund manager with over a decade's experience trading financial markets. Nick is Chief Investment Officer at Carcharodon Capital London, which serves as FCA-regulated Investment Advisor to the Bovell Global Macro Fund. Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia with majors in Corporate and Investment Finance.

  • Strategy presenter
Christina Qi

Christina Qi

CEO, Databento; Founding Partner, Domeyard LP

Christina Qi is the CEO of Databento, an on-demand data platform for institutional traders. She is also a Founding Partner of Domeyard LP, among the longest running HFT hedge funds in the world. Christina started Domeyard 8 years ago from her dorm room with $1000 in savings. Domeyard trades up to $7.1 billion USD per day. Her company’s story has been featured on the front page of Forbes and Nikkei, and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNN, NBC, and the Financial Times. Christina is a contributor to the World Economic Forum’s research on AI in finance. She is a visiting lecturer at MIT, including Nobel Laureate Robert Merton’s “Retirement Finance” class since 2014, and alongside President Emerita Susan Hockfield and Dean David Schmittlein in 2019. Christina teaches Domeyard’s case study at Harvard Business School and other universities.

  • Panelist
Dave Floyd

Dave Floyd

Founder, Aspen Trading Group

David landed his first gig in the trading industry in 1993 when he joined the fixed income & FX desk of Standard Chartered Bank. The following year, his focus shifted, and he spent the next eight years trading on a proprietary equities desk. In 2002, David started Aspen Trading Group which has grown from a pure prop trading firm into a provider of expert FX research and analytics serving institutional and retail clients worldwide. In 2011 he entered the Executive MBA program at Oxford University. There he rigorously tested some of the best-known financial models to test how they stack up in the real world of finance and trading. Additionally, he is a partner and Head of Trading for Merge Capital Management in Toronto, CA. Awards and Recognition: Top 10 Currency Managers for Net Return by BarclayHedge in 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020...

  • Panelist
Robert Lafforet

Robert Lafforet

Founder, Blue Capital Partners Fund

Robert Lafforet and Jean Michel Allanic Created Blue Capital Partners Fund in 2020 and have been and investment professionals respectively since 2000 and 2003, both are presently directors and Fund Managers of the fund. Mr. Allanic is the designer of Blue Capital Partners Fund trading robots some of them being live for investors since 2010. From Multi-Assets trader he has specialized himself into Forex trading since 2000. Mr. Lafforet is a results-oriented Multi-assets Investment Manager and Business Technology leader with over 15 years’ experience. He has been working for 5 major global investment banks as an IT/Process consultant mostly for Trading desks in UK, US, and France.

  • Strategy presenter
Alan Dweck

Alan Dweck

Chief Operating Officer, BidFX

Alan has over 25 years’ experience in international financial markets, trading, business systems and associated technology. He was originally a trader and broker in London before spending 12 years at Bloomberg, where he helped build their successful FX trading and analytic platform FXGO. Alan is the original inventor on 2 registered patents that relate to their FX trading platform. In recent years, Alan has led the strategy, sales, design, build and integration of several electronic trading platforms. Alan was the AsiaPac Head of OTC at TradingScreen before moving to the COO role.

  • Panelist
Yue Malan

Yue Malan

Senior Analyst & Consultant, Aite Group

Yue Malan is a senior analyst who supports the efforts of Aite Group’s Institutional Securities & Investment team, focusing on cross-asset trading technology and market structure. Her work covers industry trends in digital transformation and innovation in capital markets through research reports and consultancy. Mrs. Malan has over 15 years of experience in financial markets and trading technology. Before joining Aite Group, she was the assistant director of research for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). Mrs. Malan has broad experience in quantitative trading at hedge funds, such as AQR Capital Management.

  • Panelist
Sam Bratchie

Sam Bratchie

Founder, Ifina Group

Sam Bratchie is Founder and Managing Director of the Ifina Group (an International fund formation and administration group). Sam has in excess of 30 years experience in the financial markets and the professional regulated fund arena. Ifina specializes in providing start-up fledging fund managers with a low cost and all inclusive fund formation and fund annual administration and valuation service. Ifina is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom and is a licensed and regulated administrator in the British Virgin Islands.

  • Panelist
Galen Stops

Galen Stops

Business Enablement Manager, 360T

Galen Stops is a Business Enablement Manager at 360T, an independent, globally-established provider of web-based trading technology for over-the-counter (OTC) instruments, integration solutions, market data and related services. Based in New York, he works closely with the regional Americas sales team and global marketing team to effectively position 360T’s product suite and help articulate the strength of its offering to the broader FX industry. Prior to joining 360T earlier this year, Stops spent over six years at Profit & Loss (P&L) magazine, where he worked as editor of the publication at the time of his departure. There he produced in-depth news, analysis and insight regarding the global FX market, in addition to speaking on a range of topics at industry events hosted across the world. Before that, Stops worked as a senior reporter for Euromoney in London where he covered the derivatives markets.

  • Panelist
Andrew Gillibrand

Andrew Gillibrand

CIO, Union

Andrew Gillibrand is the CIO of Union, a Distribution Ecosystem for Alternative Investments. Andrew cut his teeth in the world of finance, first as an equity quant before taking up Portfolio Management (with a strong focus on the contrarian). He is passionate about derivatives and the psychology of traders. As a Founder of Union, his primary role is the proliferation of Micro Funds and their inclusion in the wealth objective of every long run investor on Earth. Union connects Investment Managers with Wealth Managers in a fully regulated framework by embedding a cloud based asset management solution inside a global Broker network that allows Investors to access global investment skill, at home and without exchange risk.

  • Panelist

Schedule

 Day 1: Wednesday, October 28
  • 11am - 6pm (UK) | 6am-1pm (US EST) | 9pm-4am (ACDT) | 6pm-1am (Asia)

Day 1: Wednesday, October 28

  • 11am - 6pm (UK): Open access to lobby, on-demand workshops, company booths, chat rooms & more
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm (UK): PANEL 1: Currency Hedge Funds in 2020: Success stories and the best places to launch
    FX market volatility has been suppressed by central banks for almost a decade. But 2020 is like nothing we have ever seen before: a global pandemic, geopolitical tensions and unprecedented government stimulus bills. With all these unknowns, we are looking at a very uncertain and volatile end to the second decade of this century with potential shifts in world power, US dollar dominance challenged and the role of the world's institutions potentially changed forever.
  • 1pm - 2pm (UK): PANEL 2: Technology for Currency Hedge Funds
    With financial markets seeing trading costs drop dramatically over the years, many more hedge funds have entered the space. Additional entrants have brought with them more venues, more models and more technology innovation. Hedge funds greatly benefit from technology efficiencies by shortening the time-to-market, improving efficiency and margin management, decreasing trading costs and optimizing liquidity management. During this panel, experts from the field of technology will discuss technology solutions such as sophisticated front-office solutions that help achieve market-beating, risk-adjusted returns, as well as automated and integrated middle, and back-office infrastructures that deliver the operating and compliance efficiencies hedge funds need to control costs and maintain their profitability in an era of tightening fees.
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm (UK): “FX Fund Investor Pitch Challenge” day 1 pitch: FX fund investor pitch challenge
  • During the the FX Fund Pitch Challenge event there will be six fund strategies per session pitched to the panel of professional judges. You will get a chance to listen to the pitches, learn about major pillars of investor presentations and listen to professional feedback from the honorable judges.
    For those who are looking to PRESENT:
    We invite you to join our FX Fund Investor Pitch Challenge where you will be able to present your strategy (6-8 minutes per presentation) to pitch your presentation to industry's top investment management & strategy analysis experts.
    Who should attend theFX Fund Pitch Challenge?
    We invite investors, family offices looking to diversify their portfolios to join and learn about new trending investment strategies. Also, if you are an existing hedge funds looking to hire traders or seed capital, this is the right session to attend.
    Limited Space, pre -qualification & approval applies - Register Now!

     Day 2: Thursday, October 29
    • 11am - 6pm (UK) | 6am-1pm (US EST) | 9pm-4am (ACDT) | 6pm-1am (Asia)

    Day 2: Thursday, October 29

  • 11am - 6pm (UK): Open access to lobby, on-demand workshops, company booths, chat rooms & more
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm (UK): PANEL 3: Turn-key Hedge Funds under a regulated umbrella
    The umbrella fund structure makes it cheaper for investors to move from one sub-fund to another and also helps to reduce setup and maintenance costs for the investment manager. During this discussion, experts in the field will discuss various options for umbrella fund setups and weigh-in on the pros and cons of each solution, as well as diving deeper into the operational aspects of these structures.
  • 1pm - 2pm (UK): PANEL 4: Optimized execution or scaling of Hedge Funds
    One of the toughest challenges for any hedge fund to overcome is figuring out how to scale the strategy. Jim Simons' fund Renaissance Technologies, started in the commodities and futures markets, but could not scale its strategies in those markets past $1 billion AUM. FX is a very fragmented market and the challenge of scaling a strategy is even more relevant as your AUM grows. During this panel, we will discuss some of the most effective ways to scale, and optimize your FX trading strategies without compromising results.
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm (UK): “FX Fund Investor Pitch Challenge” day 2 pitch: FX fund investor pitch challenge
  • During the the FX Fund Pitch Challenge event there will be six fund strategies per session pitched to the panel of professional judges. You will get a chance to listen to the pitches, learn about major pillars of investor presentations and listen to professional feedback from the honorable judges.
    For those who are looking to PRESENT:
    We invite you to join our FX Fund Investor Pitch Challenge where you will be able to present your strategy (6-8 minutes per presentation) to pitch your presentation to industry's top investment management & strategy analysis experts.
    Who should attend theFX Fund Pitch Challenge?
    We invite investors, family offices looking to diversify their portfolios to join and learn about new trending investment strategies. Also, if you are an existing hedge funds looking to hire traders or seed capital, this is the right session to attend.
    Limited Space, pre -qualification & approval applies - Register Now!

    Register NOW:

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    • Free 2-day pass to all events except the "Pitch Challenge":

    • Exhibition hall
    • Company booths
    • Workshop auditorium
    • All documents, seminars & videos
    • Live chat with experts
    • Group or private chat rooms
    • Live tech/service support
    • 7 days' post-event access
    • “FX Fund Investor Pitch Challenge”: attend & watch
    • “FX Fund Investor Pitch Challenge”: pitch your idea to industry's top performers and experts, get valuable feedback

    Premium pass - "Pitch Challenge" Attend Access

    $0

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    • Free 2-day pass to all events including the "Pitch Challenge": you get access to attend the event, but NO opportunity to pitch your idea

    • Exhibition hall
    • Company booths
    • Workshop auditorium
    • All documents, seminars & videos
    • Live chat with experts
    • Group or private chat rooms
    • Live tech/service support
    • 7 days' post-event access
    • “FX Fund Investor Pitch Challenge”: attend & watch
    • “FX Fund Investor Pitch Challenge”: pitch your idea to industry's top performers and experts, get valuable feedback
    • For this pass, pre-qualification & approval applies - click button below to get started:

    Premium pass - "Pitch Challenge" Pitch Access

    $0

    /

    • Free 2-day pass to all events including the "Pitch Challenge": you get the opportunity to pitch your idea to industry's experts

    • Exhibition hall
    • Company booths
    • Workshop auditorium
    • All documents, seminars & videos
    • Live chat with experts
    • Group or private chat rooms
    • Live tech/service support
    • 7 days' post-event access
    • “FX Fund Investor Pitch Challenge”: attend & watch
    • “FX Fund Investor Pitch Challenge”: pitch your idea to industry's top performers and experts, get valuable feedback
    • For this pass, pre-qualification & approval applies - click button below to get started:

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