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Paris 2019

Eurex invites you to join our Derivatives Forum 2019. Impact investing, technological advancements, regulation and geopolitical developments are rapidly changing the core of our industry. This year’s forum will be touching on this paradigm shift. We will look at how ESG principles and rebalancing of market structures impact the industry and our closing session will discuss evolution of the European financial markets landscape. Our break-out sessions will be split in a fixed income and equity markets stream providing insights on interest rate benchmark reform and the impact of liquidity. 

The Derivatives Forum is the perfect opportunity to update your knowledge and meet your peers at the closing network reception. 





-    Michael Peters,  Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Eurex
14:10–14:25       Food for thought (French)
The multiple facets of responsible investing

- Marie-Pierre Peillon, President of the Sustainable Finance commission, French Asset Management Association (AFG), Director of Research and ESG strategy, Groupama Asset Management

The future(s) of ESG  (French) 
Responsible investing has become a major theme for institutional investors worldwide with more than $23 trillion in AUM invested according to ESG principles. This panel addresses the impact of this trend on the derivatives industry and its role in facilitating the sustainability-driven listed derivatives.

Moderator: Florent Berthat, directeur associé, Agence Fargo

-    Neven Graillat, Chief Sustainable Product Officer, BNP Paribas
-    Christophe Hautin, SRI Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors
-    Armelle Loeb-Darcagne, Head of European Sales, STOXX
-    Isabelle Millat, Head of Sustainable Investment Solutions, Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking
-    Marie-Pierre Peillon, Director of Research and ESG strategy, Groupama Asset Management

15:05–15:40    Break

Asset class breakout sessions 

Join our dedicated breakout sessions and get an update on some of our key initiatives in the fixed income and equity index markets.    
Breakout session: fixed income (English)
Transitioning from IBOR to Risk Free Rates
Driven by declining liquidity in the unsecured inter-bank lending market, firms are facing a significant amount of planning in the lead up to 2021. The prevailing question really is what a post-Libor world would look like. This panel will provide you with pivotal insights into the key challenges firms face in the lead up and how they are preparing for a post-Libor environment.

Moderator: William Mitting, Founder and Managing Director, Acuiti

- Lee Bartholomew, Head of Fixed Income Derivatives Product R&D, Eurex
- Thomas Hirtzig, Manager, Alpha FMC
- Mathilde Lacoste, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Swiss Life Asset Managers 
- Marco Meijer, Senior Interest Rate Strategist Europe, BNP Paribas

Breakout session: equity index (French)
It’s all about liquidity
The derivatives trading landscape constantly evolves. However, finding sources of liquidity and deep liquidity pools remains a key aspect within the investment decision process. Building liquid benchmarks can help investors assuring flexibility and certainty of execution. The right combination of market measures combined with a level playing field for liquidity providers can support liquidity. To what extent are liquidity criteria considered during the investment process and what guidelines are taken into account? What are the preferred ways of trading and does it differ depending on a specific asset class?

Moderator: Julien Gautier, Consultant, Agence Fargo

-    Nicolas Gaussel, Founding Partner and CEO, Metori Capital Management
-    Nicolas von Kageneck, Senior Vice President, Eurex
-    Sébastien Lemaire, Head of ETF Research, Société Générale




The global landscape - shaping the financial markets of future (English) 
In the global political environment, we see tendencies to return to national markets, although markets are global. This creates challenges as well as opportunities. In this session, the panel discusses the perspective of the sell- and buy-side as well as market infrastructures and regulators. How does the financial market of the future look like? Where are the new hubs and what is their relevance today and in 10 years?

Moderator: Julien Gautier, Consultant, Agence Fargo

−    Stéphane Giordano, Government Affairs, Société Générale, member of the Board, Association française des marchés financiers (AMAFI))
−    Claire Guillaumot, Deputy Head of Division, Regulatory Policy and International Affairs, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) 
−    Philip Simons, Global Head of Fixed Income Derivatives Sales, Eurex Clearing

17:30    Closing remarks
Followed by a networking reception 

Featured speakers

Lee Bartholomew, Head of Fixed Income Product R&D, Eurex

Lee Bartholomew was appointed Head of Derivatives Product R&D Fixed Income in December 2016.

He is responsible for developing the existing portfolio of products and the evaluation as well as implementation of new products and services within FIC. He is responsible for leading the next phase of product innovation by building and managing Eurex product FIC research and development business.

Nicolas Gaussel, Founding Partner and CEO, Metori Capital Management

Nicolas has over 20 years of experience in finance, including 15 years in asset management. Prior to founding Metori, he was Lyxor Asset Management’s CIO, overseeing 100+ portfolio managers, researchers and financial engineers. Nicolas holds an engineering degree from French Ecole Centrale de Paris, and a PhD in Economics from Paris La Sorbonne. He has been a quantitative finance lecturer in different master programs and contributed to various academic articles.

Christophe Hautin, SRI Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors

Christophe Hautin is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager on European equities for Allianz Global Investors. From 2015 to 2018, he served as SRI Specialist, notably in charge of positioning the strategy’s sustainable and responsible investment products. Christophe Hautin joined Allianz Global Investors as a risk manager in 2012. Previously, he was a risk manager at US-based asset manager TCW and worked in various functions for Société Générale where he developed an expertise in risk management. He has 14 years of experience in the financial industry. Christophe Hautin holds a master of economics and finance from the Université Paris-Dauphine (France) and studied at UCLA Anderson School of Management (USA).

Sebastien Lemaire, Head of ETF Research, Societe General

Sebastien joined SG Cross Asset Research in December 2010 as a European Bank Analyst in charge of investment and French banks before being appointed Head of ETF Research in 2013. He started his career in 2000 as a European bank analyst at HSBC and KBC Securities successively. He then spent 5 years as an Inspector and Team Leader within the Group Audit Department of Caisse Nationale des Caisses d'Epargne (CNCE) prior to covering European investment banks for Natixis for 3 years. Sebastien graduated from ESSEC Business School in 1999.
Sebastien and his team published a piece of research on equity ETF crowding last year, that identified the stocks significantly held by ETFs globally. They showed crowding was limited to few stocks, which could be explained by a combination of ETF size, underlying index methodologies and index overlapping.

Armelle Loeb-Darcagne, Head of European Sales, STOXX
Armelle Loeb-Darcagne is Head of European Sales at STOXX Ltd.
in charge of the promotion and distribution of innovative STOXX and
DAX index solutions to the entire range of institutional clients.
Armelle has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking
and asset management.
Prior to joining STOXX Ltd. in 2015, she held different senior positions
in the ETF industry with iShares, as Head of Swiss Sales, and then HSBC
and Credit Suisse ETF, as Head of Sales.
Armelle started at Lehman Brothers before joining Deutsche Bank in Fixed
Income Sales and Trading. She then joined Morgan Stanley Capital
International, that became MSCI, where she was sales responsible for
the French speaking market.

Marie-Pierre Peillon, 

Marie-Pierre Peillon has 20 years of experience in the asset management industry.
She started her career as a Financial Analyst in 1986. In 1998, she joined Groupama AM and created the financial analysis department by combining credit and equity analysis into a single department. In 2002, she became Director of the Financial and Extra-Financial Analysis and 10 years later, Director of Research in Economic, financial and extra- financial. She is currently Director of Research and ESG strategy.
Marie-Pierre holds a PhD in Economics and International Finance from University  Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne. She is also graduate of the SFAF

Participating companies

  • Alpha FMC
  • BNP Paribas
  • Capco France
  • Groupama Asset Management 
  • Societe Generale
  • Swiss Life Asset Managers 


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