FIX Trading Community to celebrate 10-year anniversary of EMEA Trading Conference in March 2018

London, New York, Hong Kong, 7th March 2018: FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced that it will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the EMEA Trading Conference on 15th March 2018. This year high on the list of topics to discuss are: MiFID II – Month 3, What Have We Learnt?, Asset Management Industry in the 21st Century, Evolution of Automation in Fixed Income, Mitigating Cyber Risk and How is a Growing Demand for Digitalisation Shaping the Next Wave of Transformation in Capital Markets?

Regarded as the biggest one-day trading event in the region, the EMEA Trading Conference brings together key personnel in the industry to discuss issues that are impacting market participants. Comprising of four streams, the aim of the event is to encourage debate, share ideas and provide educational insight into the top initiatives underway within the FIX organisation.

Over the years, important milestones have been reached at previous EMEA Trading Conferences – the formation of MiFID II working groups, discussion of best practices surrounding IPO automation, the greater adoption of FIX in the post trade space and the need to extend FIX to meet cybersecurity requirements. Additionally, the perennial discussion comparing the ongoing evolution of fixed income trading to the past evolution of cash equity trading has developed into something more detailed as the market realised that you cannot shoehorn one asset class into another.  There are always tangible action points for members and this year’s event will be no different.

Maria Netley, Co-Chair EMEA Regional Committee, FIX Trading Community, Business Development, Rapid Addition, commented, “I am very proud to have been involved from the start of this event and seen it grow and develop with FIX Trading Community members’ input into the largest event of its kind in Europe.”

Rebecca Healey, Co-Chair EMEA Regional Committee & EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, Head of EMEA Market Structure & Strategy, Liquidnet, noted, “The role of technology within financial services is beginning to dominate across all asset classes and all processes within the trade life-cycle.  The input made by market participants in shaping the agenda and selecting the speakers creates an event like no other, one put together by the members for the members, as the need to find technological solutions to the challenges the industry now faces in a post-MiFID environment has never been more critical.”

 The full day’s agenda can be accessed here.