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Derivatives Forum: Frankfurt

Eurex Exchange, Eurex Clearing

Derivatives Forum: Frankfurt

  • Start:11 Apr 2019 01:30 PM
  • End:11 Apr 2019 06:00 PM
  • Location:Frankfurt
Venue:Stadthaus am Markt, Markt 1, 60311, Frankfurt am Main

Eurex invites you to join our Derivatives Forum 2019. Impact investing, technological advancements, regulation and geopolitical developments are rapidly changing the core of our industry. This year’s forum will be touching on this paradigm shift. We will look at how ESG principles and rebalancing of market structures impact the industry and our closing session will discuss evolution of the European financial markets landscape. Our break-out sessions will be split in a fixed income and equity markets stream providing insights on interest rate benchmark reform and the impact of liquidity. 

The Derivatives Forum is the perfect opportunity to update your knowledge and meet your peers at the closing network reception. NTV journalist Katja Dofel will guide you through the day and we are looking forward to welcoming you there.


13:30-14:00 Registration



Food for thought
From morality to materiality – how ESG is changing the financial industry

- Georg Kell, Founding Director, United Nations Global Compact 


The future(s) of ESG 
Responsible investing has become a major theme for institutional investors worldwide with more than $23 trillion in AUM invested according to ESG principles and some are regulators beginning to take note. This panel addresses the impact of this trend on the derivatives industry and its role in facilitating the sustainability driven listed derivatives.




Why change market structures? 
Investment behavior and regulation continue to evolve. Consequently, exchanges review and adapt their market models to best support market participants and regulatory efforts. This session looks ahead to the near future as the panel discusses new solutions in market structure and its key implications for all users.

16:20- 17:00   

Asset class breakout sessions 

Join our dedicated breakout sessions and get an update on some of our key initiatives in the fixed income and equity index markets.

Breakout session: fixed income
Transitioning from IBOR to Risk Free Rates
Driven by declining liquidity in the unsecured inter-bank lending market, firms are facing a significant amount of planning in the lead up to 2021. The prevailing question really is what a post-Libor world would look like. This panel will provide you with pivotal insights into the key challenges firms face in the lead up and how they are preparing for a post-Libor environment. 

Breakout session: equity index
It’s all about liquidity
The derivatives trading landscape constantly evolves. However, finding sources of liquidity and deep liquidity pools remains a key aspect within the investment decision process. Building liquid benchmarks can help investors assuring flexibility and certainty of execution. The right combination of market measures combined with a level playing field for liquidity providers can support liquidity. To what extent are liquidity criteria considered during the investment process and what guidelines are taken into account? What are the preferred ways of trading and does it differ depending on a specific asset class?

17:00- 17:15Break
17:15- 18:00

The global landscape - shaping the financial markets of the future
In the global political environment, we see tendencies to return to national markets, although markets are global. This creates challenges as well as opportunities. In this session, the panel discusses the perspective of the sell- and buy-side as well as market infrastructures and regulators. How does the financial market of the future look like? Where are the new hubs and what is their relevance today and in 10 years?


Closing remarks

Followed by a networking reception 

During the event, images and audio recordings will be made for our public relations activities. By registering you agree with the publication of the recorded material.