FOW Trading Brazil

Hotel Unique, Sao Paulo, Brazil

05 Sep 2018

New for 2018, we will launch a cross-asset trading event aimed at the South American market. Focused on Brazil, the event will build on FOW’s historical links with the local corporate community with Global Investor’s reach into the asset management market. The event will bring together figures from the international, local and regional markets.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Valerija Slavina
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8:00 Registration, breakfast and networking

9:00 Welcome Address

9:10 Keynote Speech

Gilson Finkelsztain, CEO, B3 (TBC)

9:40 How are the 2018 Presidential Elections impacting the local market?

With key elections in October, by September the chorus of political rhetoric will be reaching fever pitch in Brazil. As the country faces a stark choice of economic paths, volatility is likely to build ahead of the vote. This panel will look at the choices facing the electorate and ask what it means for the Brazilian markets in the short and long term.
- What are the latest views on the 2018 election?
- How will the choice impact the derivatives markets?
- What instruments are investors using to position themselves ahead of the vote?

10:20 Coffee break

10:45 Boosting returns in an age of falling interest rates

Brazil has experienced one of the most dramatic falls in interest rates in the modern era over the past two years. While lower rates boosts borrowing across the economy it puts pressures on funds looking to maintain returns and profitability at banks. This panel will look at the implications of falling rates on the buyside and banks and how firms can maintain returns using higher yield products.
- What impact are falling rates having on returns and profitability?
- What higher yield instruments are available and being used?
- How to effectively risk manage higher yield investments?

11:30 Presentation: Optiver


12:15 The international view: what’s hot in the global derivatives market?

In an increasingly global marketplace it is essential to know what is happening across the world. From new products to evolving trends this panel will bring together a group of international experts to give their views on where they see the opportunity globally today. Exact topics for this panel will be finalised once speakers are confirmed.

13:00 Lunch

14:00 The trends of the Brazilian equity market

Asset managers, hedge funds and corporates are taking greater responsibilities for their operations, technology investment and hedging strategies. Once more passive in the markets, they are now shaping future developments like never before. This panel will explore the trend and ask what more the market could be doing to increase participation.
- How are buyside firms changing how they interact with the derivatives market?
- What local initiatives are growing buyside participation in the local market?
- Where is the opportunity for hedge funds and asset managers today?


14:50 TED Talk/ Presentation

15:05 Regulation corner: presentations on the regulatory strategy in Brazil

  • The local regulatory framework
  • Brazilian Regulation for Nonresident Investors
  • Upcoming reforms in the Brazilian market

15:50 Networking drinks reception


Event Co-host





B3 is one of the world’s largest financial market infrastructure providers by market value. The services it offers range from exchange trading, clearing,depository, trade repositoryand other post-trade services to registration of over-the-counter (OTC) transactions and of vehicle and real estate loans. We are committed to Brazil, our clients, and constant development of the financial and capital markets.




Gold Sponsor








About ABN AMRO Clearing
ABN AMRO Clearing is one of the world’s leading providers of clearing and financing services for listed derivatives and cash securities, OTC products, warrants, commodities and FX. With 11 offices globally employing more than 800 staff, ABN AMRO Clearing services clients on 160+ exchanges, MTFs and FX liquidity centres and consistently ranks as a top 3 clearer in most time zones.  We consistently post over 20% market share of transactions cleared on most relevant derivatives exchanges globally. ABN AMRO Clearing offers an integrated approach to global transaction processing, financial logistics and risk management and processes over 16 million trades per day.  ABN AMRO Clearing received the FOW Award as the ‘Proprietary Traders’ Clearing Firm of the Year’ (Dec 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017)
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