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Derivatives Forum 2020 in Frankfurt: a day full of highlights

Release date: 18 Mar 2020 | Eurex Exchange, Eurex Clearing, Eurex Group

Derivatives Forum 2020 in Frankfurt: a day full of highlights

The third Derivatives Forum in Frankfurt, held on 27 February in the beautiful surroundings of the “Gesellschaftshaus Palmengarten”, was a huge success. It was organised by Eurex, featuring eleven renowned co-sponsors and 550 participants from more than 180 buy- and sell-side firms, regulators and associations.

The event covered a wide range of topics relevant to the derivatives industry, as well as the broader financial markets. The following video gives a vivid impression of a day full of information and networking.


The Derivatives Forum started in Frankfurt less than two years ago with close to 150 industry peers exchanging opinions on common challenges. Now it’s back with 550 participants from all across Europe and has grown to one of the top industry events.

- Thomas Book, Eurex CEO

The day’s first highlight came from Deutsche Bank’s CFO James von Moltke with his keynote speech titled “What can the financial industry do?” His knowledge and insight set the scene perfectly for the rest of the Forum.

What followed were a range of top-class panels across several streams, including “How to strengthen European financial markets and the role of the Euro?” which included, among others, Fiona van Echelpoel, Deputy Director General, DG Market Infrastructure & Payments at the European Central Bank and “Regulatory Focus – Global Market Access” with Dawn D. Stump, Commissioner of the Commodty Futures Trading Commission.

“We created the Derivatives Forum intending to establish a recognised industry platform for thought leadership – it was great to hear from clients that we are achieving this,” says Cornelius Müller, Head of Marketing at Eurex.

The discussions were spread across five topic streams on Regulation and CCP Clearing, Generating Alpha, Capital and Collateral Efficiencies, FX and Digital Assets, and Ecology and Finance with several panels moderated by Annette Weisbach, Correspondent for Germany at CNBC.

The remaining time was filled with networking breaks and keynotes, including ABN AMRO Clearing Bank’s CCO Jan Bart de Boer, on “Sustainable and Competitive Clearing in Europe” and from Peng Cheng, Head of Machine Learning at J.P. Morgan. He gave answers on the question “What can machines learn from humans?”

The closing remarks “Outlook 2020 – Economical and Geopolitical Developments” were provided by Martin Lück, Chief Investment Strategist for Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe at BlackRock. 

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