Buy-side Perspectives Issue 13 | Page 2

! w Ne CROSS ASSET DERIVATIVES A new meeting place for Cross Asset Derivatives traders With the increase among asset management firms and hedge funds organising cross asset derivatives trading functions, K&KGC is now delighted to announce our inaugural Alpha Trader Forum Cross Asset Derivatives on the 9 th October 2018 in London. The buy side have been very helpful designing a packed agenda ahead of our first Alpha Trader Forum meeting. This is an area that is demanding its own attention so buy-side firms can benchmark their firm’s set-up to act in the best interest of their clients. The agenda will cover areas of finding liquidity, dealing with market volatility, trading technologies, automation, due diligence around regulation and an exchange about the best way of interacting with stakeholders within the firm. As with every area that K&KGC develop, buy-side meetings and research, we go in with the objective to give impetus for change towards increased market efficiency. Examples of previous work, K&KGC facilitated the dialogue between the buy side and European Commission and Parliament in 2011 which resulted in the exclusion of the buy side from the proposed HFT definition in MiFID II. K&KGC also consolidated and communicated the European buy side’s desired specifications for electronic trading systems, including all-to-all access within bond trading since 2013, to unlock liquidity, especially in credit, in the secondary bond markets. We would like to thank BNP Paribas, CME Group and Fidessa for their initiative backing to K&KGC in launching the buy-side support for cross asset derivatives. in strategic partnership with: The next generation buy-side cross asset derivatives trading and due diligence SPONSORSHIP SPACES AVAILABLE Contact Anita Karppi [email protected] +44 (0) 203 4113996