Trading Sydney

Pullman Sydney Hyde Park Sydney, Australia

25 Jul 2019




FOW is delighted to be launching Trading Sydney, an event that will bring together key figures from the local market with international delegates for a day of
knowledge sharing and debate.

Focused on Australia, the event will build on FOW’s historical links with the local corporate community with FOW’s reach into the prop trading market. The event
will bring together figures from the international, local and regional markets.

Every year, more than 3000 professionals attend our conferences, seminars or dinners. They come to learn more about the latest products, the latest technologies
and the latest trends, from emissions trading to property derivatives. And to network with their peers in an informal setting renowned both for the quality of the
speakers and the breadth of the exhibitors.

Complimentary places available to banks, brokers, funds, asset management firms, prop. traders and CTAs.


Sponsorship Opportunities

The conference also provides a unique marketing platform to the industry, giving the opportunity to reach the most influential participants in derivatives.

For information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Hanna Debank at  

If you have any questions about the event please contact Yasmin Okolo at 

We look forward to seeing you in Sydney on 25th July, for what will be an insightful and informative day.



12:15 Registration

13:00 Opening remarks
Michael Balk, 
President, ASTA

13:05 Keynote address
Helen Lofthouse, 
Executive General Manager, Derivatives and OTC Markets, ASX

13:20 Commodities: accommodating new hedging needs

The recent drought spurred a huge need for hedging in agricultural markets, while electricity futures markets have boomed off the back of regulatory changes.
This panel will explore how commodities traders are managing risk in the changing environment, where the biggest opportunities lie, and how trading venues
are accommodating their needs.

  • How will electricity markets fare amid the transition to renewable energy?
  • How are participants managing risk after the recent drought?
  • What are trading venues doing to accommodate changes in hedging needs?
  • Where are the biggest opportunities in Australia’s commodities markets?

Moderator: Bradley Campbell, Head of Commodities, ASX

Brett Cooper, 
Head of Commodities, Asia, INTL FCStone
Chris Thompson, 
Division Director, Listed Derivatives Clearing, Commodities & Global Markets, Macquarie Group Limited
Pierre-Antoine Papillon, Senior Proprietary Trader, Commodities, GrainCorp
Mitchell Tourle, 
Head Trader, Commodity Derivatives Asia, Susquehanna Intl Group

14:00 How will props survive in the evolving trading landscape?

How will props adapt in the evolving trading landscape?  As competition continuously evolves in the execution space and investment into technology delivers automated execution, how will point and click props find their edge? What challenges are point and click props facing in the evolving trading landscape?

  • How are props adapting?
  • How will they continue to compete?
  • What implications would props pulling back have on the markets and liquidity?
  • How will the introduction of new products and services create more opportunities?

Moderator: Geoffrey Louw, Head of Futures and Foreign Exchange, Bell Potter

Vincent Harrison, 
Managing Director, Global Sales, Avelacom
David Raper, 
Executive General Manager, Trading Services, ASX
Mezhgan Qabool, Head of Market Development and Sales APAC, Eurex
Mark Gardner, 
Head of Trading, 42 Trading
Matthew O'Brien,
CEO, Propex

14:40 Lunch and close of conference




Michael Balk, President, ASTA
Bradley Campbell, 
Head of Commodities, ASX
Brett Cooper,
 Head of Commodities, Asia, INTL FCStone
Mark Gardner,
Head of Trading, 42 Trading
Vincent Harrison, 
Managing Director, Global Sales, Avelacom
Helen Lofthouse, 
Executive General Manager, Derivatives and OTC Markets, ASX
Matthew O'Brien,
CEO, Propex
Pierre-Antoine Papillon,
Senior Proprietary Trader, Commodities, GrainCorp
Mezhgan Qabool, 
Head of Market Development and Sales APAC, Eurex
David Raper, Executive General Manager, Trading Services, ASX
Chris Thompson, Division Director,  Listed Derivatives Clearing, Commodities & Global Markets, Macquarie Group Limited
Mitchell Tourle, Head Trader, Commodity Derivatives Asia, Susquehanna Intl Group
Geoffrey Louw, 
Head of Futures and Foreign Exchange, Bell Potter

Event Partner


ASX is one of the world’s leading financial market exchanges, offering a full suite of services, including listings, trading, clearing and settlement, across a comprehensive
range of asset classes. As the first major financial market open every day, ASX is a world leader in raising capital, consistently ranking among the top five exchanges globally.

With a total market capitalisation of around $1.5 trillion, ASX is home to some of the world’s leading resource, finance and technology companies. 
Our $47 trillion interest rate derivatives market is the largest in Asia and among the biggest in the world. ASX’s network and data centre are connected to leading financial hubs. 
Speed, reliability, state-of-the-art technology and the diversity of the user community, are fundamental to the success of the Sydney-based ASX Australian Liquidity Centre.

We operate in a world class regulatory environment, meeting the highest global standards. 
Our clearing houses are among the most secure and well capitalised in the world, and help underpin the stability of Australia’s financial markets.



Silver Sponsors







Avelacom is focusing on providing high-performance connectivity and IT infrastructure for global capital markets. We are renowned for the lowest latency numbers between exchanges in the US, Europe and APAC. We help to speed up access to new markets, gain a microsecond advantage and win more cross-market opportunities. We offer low latency connections between trading venues, co-location/server setup in proximity to matching engines, IT hardware and devices for rent, native market data feeds and order routing in real-time, financial cloud service to access multiple exchanges, brokers and software platforms. Our solutions are asset-neutral and can be applied for all types of equities and derivatives markets.




Eurex Exchange is the marketplace of choice for the global derivatives community. It offers a broad range of international benchmark products and operate the most liquid fixed income markets in the world with about 2,000 products across nine asset classes, featuring open and low-cost electronic access. With market participants connected from 700 locations worldwide, trading volume at Eurex exceeds 1.7 billion contracts a year. We offer a wide choice of equity-based contracts on indexes, single equities, ETFs, dividends and some of the world’s most liquid fixed income derivatives on one single platform.

Eurex Clearing is one of the leading central counterparties globally, clearing the broadest scope of products under a single framework in Europe. It serves 176 Clearing Members in 17 countries, managing a collateral pool of EUR 50 billion and processing a gross risk valued at almost EUR 16 trillion every month.



Supporting Partner

Australian Securities Traders Association (ASTA)

The Australian Securities Traders Association (ASTA) has been representing the interests of a significant number of high volume proprietary trading houses
and individual traders since 2010. ASTA is dedicated to ensuring equality in participation, fairness in regulation and progress in trader development, as the
united voice for the traders



Live Squawk

Live Squawk is an audio news service for traders, brokers and other professionals who need up-to-the-second market news.
We service clients from around the world, helping them react quickly and confidently to global events.

Our analysts monitor all major newswires, television channels, news websites, blogs and social media platforms for headlines with market-moving potential.
We only broadcast the most relevant news headlines and we offer better analysis and insight than any of our competitors.

We broadcast 24 hours a day from London and Singapore, Monday to Friday (except for selected Bank Holidays).
Commentary covers all the main asset classes, including equities, fixed income, FX and commodities.

Pullman Sydney Hyde Park

36 College St, Sydney NSW 2010,