FX Invest North America
FX Week is proud to host its 13th annual FX Invest North America conference - the leading foreign exchange buy-side meeting for institutional investors, asset managers, corporates, and hedge funds.<br /> <br /> To help you navigate the forex market in the year ahead, FX Week has gathered the most influential practitioners and thought leaders to share their insights on the macro events driving markets, discuss structural changes and disruptions within the FX industry, and identifying new trading opportunities.
The 12th annual FX Invest North America conference took place on 17 October 2018. This event gathered the most influential practitioners and thought leaders to share their insights on the macro events driving markets, discuss structural changes and disruptions within the FX industry, and identify new trading opportunities.
FX Invest North America is the leading foreign exchange buy-side meeting for institutional investors, asset managers, corporates, pension funds and hedge funds, and is designed to help you navigate the forex market in the year ahead
Hot topics we covered included:
- Global Central Banks in motion: What monetary changes can we expect?
- TCA and execution for next-gen FX trading: How can the buy-side gain more?
- Producing consistent alpha: Why do currency managers struggle?
- Machine learning & FX: How are portfolio managers and traders integrating ML tools into their processes?
- Transparency: including pre-trade, execution and post-trade performance
- Buy-side and Global Code of Conduct: What buy side firms should know about the GCoC, and why buy-side support is essential to its success
- Intraday liquidity, illiquidity, and everything in between: Analyzing complexity and composition of liquidity in the FX market today
- Crypto funds: What will it take for investors to trust crypto?
- Emerging markets: Looking out for pockets of opportunity and warning signs
- From daily tweets to trade wars: How global politics is affecting FX markets
hours of networking
Previous attendees include:
PIMCO is one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers.
With our launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 45+ years since, we have continued to bring innovation and expertise to our partnership with clients seeking the best investment solutions. Today we have offices across the globe and 2,300 professionals united by a single purpose: creating opportunities for investors in every environment.
We provide expert investment counsel to defined benefit plans, insurance companies, central banks, and investors who need sophisticated fixed income solutions.
Invesco is an independent investment management firm dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Invesco manages over US$934 billion of assets under management around the globe, serving clients in more than 120 countries (as of March 31, 2018). Operating in more than 25 countries, the firm is currently listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ.
Having been here since 1962, Invesco is one of the most experienced investment managers in Asia. Today, Invesco has a comprehensive presence in the Asia Pacific region with offices in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. In addition, Invesco has a presence in China via a joint-venture, Invesco Great Wall.
Eaton Vance is a publically-traded global asset management firm. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia, Japan and Australia, Eaton Vance and its affiliates employ more than 300 investment professionals globally.
Eaton Vance operates through a multi-affiliate structure, which leverages the expertise of several specialist investment management firms, including Eaton Vance Management, Hexavest Inc. (Hexavest), Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (Parametric), Atlanta Capital Management Company LLC (Atlanta Capital) and Calvert Research and Management (Calvert). Through this multi-specialist capability, Eaton Vance offers a broad array of high quality, specialised investment strategies and wealth management solutions in asset classes such as floating-rate loans (bank loans), high yield, multi-asset credit, municipal bonds, US equity, defensive equity, global large-cap equity and global small-cap equity.
The company's long track record of providing exemplary service, timely innovation and attractive returns through a variety of market conditions has made Eaton Vance the investment manager of choice for many of today's most discerning investors.
We specialise in sponsoring and issuing Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) which include the WisdomTree UCITS Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) and Boost ETP ranges. In 2006, we listed our first ETFs and so many of our index strategies benefit from a live track record of over 10 years. Headquartered in New York, WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (‘WisdomTree’) has offices in London, Tokyo and Toronto.
At WisdomTree, we deploy smart ways to bring value to the investor by offering flexibility when it comes to investing to meet the many different trading objectives our clients have. Although most of our ETF index strategies in Europe are based on proprietary strategic beta structures, as a firm, we also provide specific market access strategies when we’re able to enhance existing approaches.
In 1977 Gary Bergstrom founded Acadian Financial Research, the firm's predecessor. Starting in 1978, Acadian designed, developed and implemented the world's first international index-matching strategy and later an active country selection strategy for the State Street Bank and Trust Company. In 1987, Acadian Financial Research ended its relationship with State Street and its successor company, Acadian Asset Management, began to manage institutional assets directly.
Acadian evolved from a non-U.S. all-cap equity manager to a truly global manager with the launch of our global strategy in 1992. In 2002, we began to apply our stock selection process to attempt to find the poorest performing companies as well as the strongest, opening the doors for Acadian's initial entry into long short strategies. More recently, in 2006, based on research showing that a portfolio of low-risk stocks has the potential to offer market like returns at lower risk than the overall equity market, we launched our pioneering managed volatility strategies. In 2017, our multi-asset class strategies launched, further expanding the products we can apply to our clients' needs. Our commitment to research, the flexibility of our process, and the collaborative nature of our client relationships suggests that Acadian's suite of strategies will have the potential to continue to grow and evolve in an effort to meet the needs of our clients.
Every day brings a new set of investment challenges and opportunities. Through our unique combination of expertise, research and global reach, we work tirelessly to anticipate and advance what’s next—applying collective insights to help keep our clients at the forefront of change.
BNP Paribas Asset Management is the dedicated asset management business of the BNP Paribas Group. We offer a full range of investment management services to clients globally. In addition to portfolio management, we provide a variety of services adapted to the requirements of our official institutions client base. These include: customized and flexible reporting; and training in portfolio management techniques, risk management, benchmark selection and portfolio guideline construction. BNP Paribas Asset Management has had the privilege of managing assets for the official sector since 1975 and we are honored to count over 50 official institutions, including central banks, sovereign wealth funds, government agencies and supranationals as our clients. Please visit us at http://institutional.bnpparibas-am.com.
Wellington Management is an investment adviser to more than 2,200 institutions in 60 countries. Our mission as a firm is simple: to exceed the investment objectives and service expectations of our clients worldwide. With more than US$1 trillion in client assets under management, we offer a broad range of equity, fixed income, alternative, and multi-asset investment approaches. We are a globally integrated community of investment professionals. Our most distinctive strength is our rigorous, proprietary research, which is shared collaboratively across all areas of the organization. We have offices in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. (Figures as of 31 December 2017.)