Trading Amsterdam

Hotel Okura, Amsterdam , Netherlands

21 Mar 2019


Now in its 9th year, FOW Trading Amsterdam is the leading event for the Dutch algorithmic and proprietary trading community. 

The 9th annual edition of FOW Trading Amsterdam will be held at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam on 21st March.

The event is aimed at asset managers, hedge funds and prop traders active in derivatives across the region. It will bring together industry leaders from The Netherlands and Europe to discuss the latest news, issues, opportunities and challenges in the market today.

The event is expected to have 250+ delegates, representing all layers of the financial stack.


If you have any questions about the event please contact Yasmin Okolo
To discuss sponsor options email Hanna DeBank








 08:15 Registration and Networking Break


09:00 Welcome Address


09:05 Keynote Address


09:25 Trading places: is market structure becoming too complex?

Mifid II spurred a shake-up of the traditional trading landscape with a surge of new venues, platforms and market models. What are the unintended consequences of these rapid changes and what is in store for the future of execution?


  • How has the market adapted to the SI regime?
  • Are alternative platforms like RfQs adding value?
  • What are the pros and cons of speed bumps?
  • Has there been a loss of transparency in the equities markets?


10:15 Ted Talk


10:25 Coffee Break


10:55 Capital constraints: is there enough capital to support the industry?

As post-crisis reforms require firms to hold increasingly more funds back, capital has become one of the main constraints for derivatives businesses. How will firms balance capital requirements with efforts to grow, and will some be forced to take a step back?


  • Where is the most capital being consumed?
  • What will the investment firm regulation mean for non-banks?
  • How are firms coping with CRR capital charges?
  • How will capital constraints change markets as we know them?
  • Is there enough left for growth and innovation?


11:40 The new world of FX trading

The futurization trend is shifting towards the OTC FX space while political uncertainty has created demand for fixed income derivatives, both creating fertile ground for new products and solutions to facilitate trading.


  • What is driving the trend toward futurization of FX?
  • Where are the biggest opportunities for market markets?
  • As exchanges broaden FX and Fixed Income offerings, is there now too much choice?
  • Is the FX Global Code enough to keep the markets in check?


12:25 Ted Talk


12:45 Lunch


13:45 OTC to CCP: what new risks have taken shape?

Post crisis reforms saw the central clearing of derivatives as a key tool to mitigate risk and the subsequent increased cost of uncleared business is pushing more
business into CCPs. Yet this has incited concerns about where the risks in the market are and whether CCPs are too-big-to-fail and whether the centralisation of risk has created new problems.

  • What impact has Brexit had on clearing?
  • What are the biggest risks in the central clearing space?
  • Is there enough liquidity for clearing members to withstand a stress situation?
  • Do CCP risk management policies require further attention?



14:30 ETFs : do we really understand the liquidity risks?

Exchange-traded fund markets have grown rapidly over the past few years, offering investors a low-cost way to gain exposure to an asset class, sector or region.
But with intra-day liquidity being provided in an ETF tracking an illiquid underlying, are the risks fully understood?

  • Is there enough liquidity to withstand market shock?
  • What ETF-related rules could we see policy makers introduce to mitigate liquidity risk?
  • How will the markets develop in comparison to other investment vehicles?


 15:15 Brexit: one week to go….

Hopefully with one week to go before the UK leaves the EU there will be more clarity on the future arrangements and how both EU and UK markets will adapt.
At present there isn’t much at all, forcing some firms to spend time and money preparing for the worst case scenario. Questions are very much open to change.

  • What impact has Brexit had on the Netherlands economy?
  • Has the bonus cap affected the type of business and leaders brought over from the UK?
  • How much have firms spent on Brexit?
  • Where are the opportunities?
  • What are the ongoing risks and concerns after exit-day?



15:55 Coffee Break


16:25 Networking Roundtables

A series of consecutive roundtables on the future of the industry

[To be confirmed]


17:25 Drinks Reception




Currently Confirmed:

Esther Vis-Osendarp, Head of Legal and Compliance, WEBB Traders
Robbert Booij, CEO ABN AMRO Clearing Europe, ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V. 
Robbert Sijbrandij, Head of FX, Flow Traders
Jacco Verpoorte, Head of Institutional Trading, Flow Traders
Louisa Chender,
Derivatives Editor, Global Investor Group
Edward Monrad, Head of Business Development, Optiver
Simon Dove, Head, Liquidity Management, Tower Research Capital Europe Ltd
James Egan, Chief Commercial Europe, ABN AMRO Clearing
Rafael Plata, Secretary General, European Association of CCP Clearing Houses (EACH)
Mark Croxon, Founder, Thames Bench Limited
Sérgio Gullo, Chief Representative Officer, EMEA & Asia, B3
Carolyn Jackson,
Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP
Gerben Everts
, Member of the Executive Board, AFM
Kirst Kuipers,
Head of iShares ETF & Index Investments, BlackRock
Rick van Leeuwen, 
Head of Institutional Trading, IMC Financial Markets
Clotilde Salmeron,
General Director, MEFF Grupo BME
Piebe Teeboom, 
Secretary General, FIA European Principal Traders Association
Sander van Leijenhorst, 
Program Manager Brexit, AFM
Marcus Addison,
Head of Default Management, Eurex Clearing
Paul Arnold, 
EMEA Head Of Sales, Fastmatch
Manoj A. B. S., 
Head of ITPhillip Futures
Thair Hussain,
Director Global SalesPhillip Futures












Platinum Sponsor






Euronext is the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, covering Belgium, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal and the UK. With 1,300 listed issuers worth
€3.4 trillion in market capitalisation at end December 2018, Euronext is an unmatched blue chip franchise with 24 issuers in the Morningstar® Eurozone 50 Index℠
and a strong diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets and is the largest centre
for debt and funds listings in the world. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties.
Its product offering includes equities, ETFs, warrants & certificates, bonds, indices and financial and commodity derivatives, including benchmark index futures and
options on the CAC 40 and AEX, single stock options and futures.



Gold Sponsor


ABN AMRO Clearing



ABN AMRO Clearing is recognised as a leading provider for integrated solutions in clearing, execution, custody, financing and risk management across asset classes, on
global financial markets.

Part of ABN AMRO Group, ABN AMRO Clearing has 11 offices globally employing more than 800 staff and processing over 18 million trades daily. ABN AMRO Clearing
services clients on 160+ exchanges, MTFs and FX liquidity centres.

ABN AMRO Clearing consistently ranks amongst the top 2 clearing firm on most relevant derivatives exchanges globally. ABN AMRO Clearing offers an integrated approach
to global transaction processing, with integrated risk management generating capital efficiencies for our clients.

The ABN AMRO Clearing service offering is tailored to service Principal Trading groups, Brokers, Energy and Commodity trading entities as well as to service Hedge Funds
that apply strategies in multiple asset classes based on CTA/Managed Futures; Relative Value Arbitrage, volatility and long/short positions. Our innovative services include
synthetic products and Risk Management of the investment portfolio based on correlation between asset classes. Investment firms particularly value our sound balance
sheet, a high level of asset protection and operational excellence.




Eurex Exchange is one of the world’s leading derivatives exchanges, serving a growing global distribution network. It offers more than 2,000 products covering all major as
well as alternative asset classes. Our marketplace – based on innovative IT infrastructure – is gateway to the most heavily traded euro-denominated equity index and
fixed-income derivatives. As part of Eurex Group,  we provide access to a global liquidity network with daily trading volumes of around 7 million contracts. Eurex Exchange
uses Eurex Clearing, one of the leading central counterparties globally.




Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups. Headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in Mainland China, Singapore
and London, HKEX operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets. As Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange, the sole operator
of the city’s clearing houses, HKEX is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets. HKEX is also one of the world’s
premier initial public offering (IPO) centres, offering companies unrivalled opportunities to access growth capital through a Hong Kong listing.

HKEX is also the leader in the trading of industry metals through its wholly owned subsidiaries, London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear. This commodity franchise
was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange, or QME, a new commodities trading venue in Mainland China, in 2018.

HKEX launched the ground-breaking Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, allowing international investors direct access to Mainland China’s stock
market for the first time. The scheme was expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.

With nearly 2,000 employees around the world, HKEX is committed to the provision of strong, stable and innovative markets, ongoing product and market innovation and
to connecting investors and companies around the world. 





TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across North America (Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver and New York), as well as in key international markets
including London, Beijing and Singapore. Its key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities and
fixed income. Montréal Exchange (MX) is Canada’s derivatives exchange, owned and operated by TMX Group, offering retail and institutional investors futures and options
products across major asset classes, including interest rates, equities, FX, Canadian stock indices and repos, as well as clearing services. MX serves an important function
in the stability and viability of Canada’s financial markets. MX set a new overall volume record in 2017 with 96.3 million contracts traded, a 5% increase compared with
2016, led by strong growth in interest rate products. Follow us on Twitter: @TMXGroup and @MtlExchange



Silver Sponsor




BME is the operator of all stock markets and financial systems in Spain and a listed company since 2006. It is organised into six business-units: Equities, Fixed Income,
Derivatives, Clearing, Settlement and Market Data & Value- Added Services. In the last few years it has become a reference in the sector in terms of solvency, efficiency
and profitability. BME offers a wide range of products, services and trading systems based on an advanced and stable proprietary technology. It also provides global
market access systems to issuers, intermediaries and investors in Europe, America and Africa.





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.



 Borsa Italiana



Borsa Italiana is one of the major European stock exchanges which includes over 350 listed companies on its markets. It manages equity, bond and derivative markets.
Some of the main equity markets include:  MTA,( including the STAR segment),  AIM Italia, dedicated to small-medium businesses, and the MIV. Borsa Italiana also
manages the IDEM, ETFplus, MOT, ExtraMOT and ExtraMOT PRO markets. Borsa Italiana has been part of the London Stock Exchange Group since October 2007.
The Italian Derivatives Markets (IDEM), launched in 1994, is among the top European derivatives exchanges. Based on one of the most liquid equity markets in Europe,
around 144,000 contracts with a value equivalent to nearly  €5 bn are traded daily. IDEM is a hybrid market in which members are allowed to enter orders and submit IOIs,
while Market Makers play a constructive role in improving market liquidity and the efficiency of the price discovery process through their intense quoting activity.
More than 20 market making firms are active on the IDEM market, displaying bids and offers on a continuous basis or responding to requests for quotes. Thanks to CC&G,
our CCP, members of the IDEM market can benefit from a full range of CCP value-added services: • Cross-margining • Integrated guarantees • Full-STP



Phillip Futures


Phillip Futures was established in 1983 as a member of PhillipCapital Group. We are one of the founding clearing members of Singapore Exchange Derivatives Trading 
(SGX-DT) and hold the Capital Markets Services Licence issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Phillip Futures has since grown to become one of the 
region’s top brokerages for the trading of global futures, foreign exchange, energy, metals and commodity futures. Through our PhillipCapital Group network companies, 
we have enhanced direct-hub access into exchanges around the world, including BMD, CME, CBOT, NYMEX, COMEX, HKEx, ICDX, JPX, SGX, SMX, TFEX, APEX
offering you a large selection of trading products to meet your investment needs.



Societe Generale



Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
At the core of Societe Generale’s diversified and integrated banking business model, the Corporate & Investment Bank is a leading player with around 12,000 professionals
and a commercial offer in 37 countries, with extensive European coverage as well as representative offices in central and eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the
Americas and the Asia-Pacific region.

Supporting its clients across various sectors, the Corporate & Investment Bank offers bespoke financial solutions combining innovation, advisory services and high execution
quality in four areas of expertise: investment banking, financing, capital markets and investor services.

  • For corporates, financial institutions, sovereigns and the public sector: providing strategic advisory services (M&A, debt, capital structure, and asset & liability
    management), capital market access to finance projects and hedging solutions especially in foreign exchange and fixed income.
  • For investors: offering adapted investment opportunities and reliable risk management solutions through its integrated platform delivering comprehensive
    access to markets (fixed income, credit, foreign exchange, commodity markets, equity and derivatives), as well as advisory services and financial engineering,
    high execution quality, forward-looking research, and extensive clearing and prime brokerage services.



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Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Ferdinand Bolstraat 333

1072 LH Amsterdam