London Summit Spotlight: Where Does the Retail FX Industry Go from Here?

With massive changes hitting brokers recently, how will the retail industry adapt in 2018 and beyond?

The retail trading industry has continued to undergo a sizable shift during 2018, spurred in large part by heightened regulations from ESMA, the FCA, and other authorities. With some of the widest sweeping changes in recent memory hitting brokers, the ongoing topic of compliance will take center stage at the 2018 London Summit.

Hosted by Finance Magnates for the seventh consecutive year, the 2018 London Summit will be held on November 13-14 at Old Billingsgate. The event has continued to grow in each successive year, with a range of topics garnering a substantial focus during the event. Nowhere is this more evident than the emphasis on the retail trading industry, encompassing not just FX, but cryptocurrencies, and marketing, among others.

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Despite only being in July, the buzz surrounding the event has already started – prospective attendees and guests are encouraged to join the conversation and stay tuned for more details surrounding the upcoming agenda of the event.

Where does the industry go from here?

Each year, the marquee session of the entire event is the CEOs panel, featuring the industry’s leading executives in a roundtable discussion. This year’s iteration will emphasize the hottest industry topics in the retail space, providing actionable insights and perspective into what is around the corner.

Attendees can expect several different topics to be on full display, including a debate over the role of cryptocurrencies in OTC trading. This will also see an assessment of the impact of multiple regulatory regimes, namely ESMA and the FCA’s 2018 actions. Finally, the panel will also touch on sources of revenue and growth for the industry, as well as analyses and predictions of short- and long-term trends.

CFD brokers: Living in a post-ESMA world

What is next for CFD brokers? This is a question many brokers and individuals are asking themselves, namely in the aftermath of the massive regulatory changes levied by ESMA. With leverage rules going into effect next month, the retail FX space has had to alter its course to survive.

However, every challenge provides opportunity, and the onus is now on brokers to find new ways to do business. Will this include an expansion in global markets to maintain growth? A panel discussion of leading experts will offer their perspective and knowledge to keep attendees abreast of the latest trends and solutions that brokers are now facing.

Marketing 101: Anatomy of a successful campaign

The retail industry has also had to grapple with heightened competition, wrought by the aforementioned regulatory changes. One way to distinguish oneself from the crowd has been a successful marketing campaign – however, what does this entail in 2018?

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Don’t miss out on a unique workshop, featuring two expert marketers that can walk you through the tricks of the trade. Specific to the trading industry, the discussion will delve into several specifics, including the costs, figures, channels, as well as the secret ingredient that helps drive a successful marketing campaign. Stay ahead of the competition and don’t miss this one!

Introducing the cryptocurrency survival kit for brokers

Few spaces have been through more upheaval during the past 12 months than the cryptocurrency industry. Following its meteoric growth, rise to prominence, and regulatory shifts, the industry has transformed, rather quickly, into a fully-fledged segment. However, 2018 presents its own unique challenges, many of which have threatened to extinguish many an exchange or broker.

Indeed, as a fundamental component of many retail brokers’ offerings, cryptos are here to stay. In this seminar, attendees will learn from three leading experts about the most critical components surrounding the successful integration of cryptocurrencies. This includes tips and tricks for proper risk management and a step-by-step guide to smoothing out the payment process as well as linking up with exchanges.

Liquidity in FX and beyond

Much has been made about the $5.1 trillion-a-day FX market, though participants have yet to reconcile many of its day-to-day challenges. During this seminar, executives from across various areas within the retail space will discuss the fragmented currency market, while also touching on specific concerns dealing with retail brokers and institutional LPs.

Much has been made regarding the impact of MiFID 2, though there is ample room for discussion surrounding smarter analytics on execution, as well as the future of liquidity in tokenized markets. With unclear regulatory oversight and no underlying assets, this area could loom as one of the most important in 2018.

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