London Summit Spotlight: Retail FX Industry Continues Evolution

What sort of changes have unfolded across the retail industry and where does it go from here?

The retail trading industry has seen a rapid metamorphosis during the year as brokers quickly move towards adopting the MetaTrader 5 (MT5) platform as well as cryptocurrency offerings. Additionally, the retail space has been operating under the specter of upcoming regulations that were ultimately postponed until 2018.

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As is customary, the retail industry will maintain a lead focus at the 2017 Finance Magnates London Summit, with no shortage of sessions, panels, and workshops touching on these and other developments. Prospective attendees and guests are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the upcoming agenda of the event, which will take place on November 14-15 at Old Billingsgate. Check out what we have in store for you.

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Multi-Asset Panel

Time: 10:00-10:45

Place: Main speaker hall

Speakers: Marc Zaffron, Global Head of FX EM Sales at Societe Generale (Moderator); Adam Button, Chief Currency Analyst at ForexLive; Ahmed Behdenna, Senior Strategist at Aviva Investors; and Alain Bokobza, Head of Global Asset Allocation at Societe Generale.

Focus: What does multi-asset mean heading into 2018 and beyond? Ahead of a regulatory shift across asset classes, distinguished panelists will weigh in on the products, markets, and trends that matter the most in their fields. The panel will also touch on what portfolio diversification consists of for the buy-side and what challenges lie ahead.

Marketing Battle


Time: 10:00-10:30

Place: Seminar Room

Speakers: Nicc Lewis, CMO at Leverate, David Stoch, Director of Meerkat PR.

Focus: Put two marketing professionals in a room and you are likely to get two different strategies and opinions – this seminar will be no exception. In this spirited battle, two industry veterans will share data and insight to try to convince you which strategy is best for your ROI.

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MT5 Seminar

Time: 12:15-12:45

Place: Seminar Room

Speakers: Tony Spyrou, Cooperations Manager at MetaQuotes, Anthony Papaevagorou, Head of Sales at MetaQuotes

Focus: Brokers continue to adopt MT5 en masse following MetaQuotes’ shifting emphasis to the platform from MT4 over the past year. This seminar will cater to brokers who wish to offer clients maximum trading possibilities on their remote devices, i.e. smartphones, tablets and web. The discussion will include all relevant and up to date developments surrounding MT5, followed up with a Q&A session with MetaQuotes.

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TradersYard Workshop

Time: 11:30-12:00

Place: Workshop Room

Speakers: Gilbert Kreuzthaler, CEO of Agena Trader

Focus: What is TradersYard? The workshop will discuss this and more, as well as the merits of social trading network platforms. Learn what sort of unique attributes TradersYard brings to the table, while also discovering a range of different functionalities the platform enables for traders.

Growth Strategies for FX Brokers Workshop

Time: 15:45-16:15

Place: Workshop Room

Speakers: Natalia Hunik, Global Head of Sales at Advanced Markets

Focus: The retail trading arena is an increasingly competitive and cutthroat industry. Consequently, brokerages have had difficulties finding viable avenues towards growth with those unable to do so immediately at a competitive disadvantage. The seminar will help explain various growth options for larger and smaller brokers expanding through M&A, moving to adjacent industries and others.

CFD Workshop

Time: 16:30-16:55

Place: Workshop Room

Speakers: Uri Gruenbaum, CEO and founder of TipRanks

Focus: Contracts-for-difference (CFDs) have become a staple of most offerings over the past few years. The hands-on workshop will feature one of the fastest growing tool-kits, TipRanks, that is permeating the retail industry, helping redefine stocks and indices trading capabilities.

Traders Activity and ROI Seminar

Time: 17:00-17:30

Place: Seminar Room

Speakers: Ann Hunt, CEO of Chasing Returns and Graeme Watkins, CEO of Valutrades

Focus: What is the optimal retention strategy amongst brokers? The seminar takes a unique angle, looking at the impact of psychology on retention, redeposits, and trading volume, as well as assessing how traders can improve and increase their activities by looking at unorthodox aspects of their performance.

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