Trading Ireland

The Alex Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

01 May 2019


Dublin is set to further grow its importance to the European trading community following Brexit. FOW will host the second annual conference in Dublin on May 1st .
Aimed at the local trading and buyside community the event will focus on the latest issues and how the city can capitalise on Brexit and establish itself as a key European trading jurisdiction.

For all event's queries please contact Yasmin Okolo 
To discuss sponsorship options please contact Hanna DeBank on






13.00 - 13.40 Lunch and registration


13.40 - 13.45 Opening remarks


13.45 - 14.00 Keynote address


14.00 - 14.50 Dublin 2024: What might Dublin look like in five years and how do we get there?

Brexit rumbles on but what is the future of Dublin as a European financial centre after the dust has settled?
What are the key opportunities for Dublin?
What do firms need to do to prepare themselves for the relevant changes?
What changes might Irish regulators or government undertake to maximise the opportunity?
What role can technology play in this brave new world?


14.50 - 15.00 Ted Talk


15.00 - 15.45 Next generation of execution strategies

Regulation and market forces are conspiring to change execution strategies in the previously largely opaque OTC markets, meaning equity block trading and fixed income instruments are trading more like liquid, transparent cash equities.
What initiatives are changing the way blocks and debt are traded in Europe?
What do they mean for trading firms?
What should these firms do to make the most of this opportunity?
Where is all this headed?


15.45 - 16.10 Coffee break


16.10 - 16.55 Exchange evolution

The exchange landscape continues to evolve after Euronext completed in 2018 its acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange. The Norwegian exchange is in play now and CME is forging ahead with its takeover of Nex Group (formerly Icap).
But what does the future look like for exchanges?
Where are the key opportunities for large exchanges going forward?
What sorts of acquisitions make most sense?
What might these strategies mean for customers?
What are the prospects of new entrants?


16.55 - 17.40 The future of Irish ETFs:

Ireland continues to lead the way in this fast-growing sector as the domicile of choice and the centre of excellence for supporting ETFs in Europe. Irish domiciled funds are sold in 70 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Over 900 fund promoters from some 50 countries have assets administered in Ireland.
Ireland has established itself as a European base for exchange-traded funds but where does the country go from here?
What are the main opportunities for Irish-domiciled ETFs?
What should firms be doing to take advantage of the opportunity?
What regulatory changes will change Europe’s ETF industry?
What role can technology play in the greater adoption of ETFs?


17.40 Networking drinks reception


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The Alex Hotel (O'Callaghan Collection), Dublin
41-47 Fenian Street, Dublin 2