In partnership with ABN AMRO Clearing, 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. William Mitting, Founder and Managing Director, Acuiti, will guide you through the day and we are looking forward to welcoming you there.


13:30–14:00         Registration
14:00–14:10         Welcome 
-    Erik Müller, CEO, Eurex Clearing


 Food for thought


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


15:15–15:25    Food for thought 
15:25–16:00        Why change market structures? 
Investment behavior and regulation continue to evolve. Consequently, exchanges review and adapt their market models to best support market participants and regulatory efforts. This session looks ahead to the near future as the panel discusses new solutions in market structure and its key implications for all users. 




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 
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.     

Breakout session: equity index 
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?



17:30–18:10      The global landscape - shaping the financial markets of future
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?
18:10    Closing remarks
Followed by a networking reception 

Featured speakers

Erik Tim Müller Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eurex Clearing AG

Erik Tim Müller has over 20 years of experience in Capital Markets and is a member of the Executive Board of Eurex Clearing AG since April 2013. He is also a member of the Management Board of Eurex Deutschland.

He was a member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG from October 2010 until March 2013. He holds a dual degree MBA from Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany and the Fuqua Business School in North Carolina, USA.

Karin Bouwmeester, Sustainability manager, ABN AMRO Bank N.V

Karin Bouwmeester worked for over 10 years at the Dutch development bank FMO, where sustainable and impact investing was at the core of my responsibilities. I joined ABN AMRO Private Banking in January 2019 as a Sustainability Manager. In this role I am responsible for integrating ESG and sustainability in the internal processes and in the offering of products and services to clients

Zubin Ramdarshan, Head of Equity & Index Product Design

Zubin Ramdarshan has been the Head of Derivatives Product R&D Equity and Index for Eurex Product Development at Deutsche Boerse AG since December 2016. He has more than eleven years of equity derivatives trading experience and joined Jefferies Group LLC from Macquarie Bank, where he was Head of European Volatility Trading.

Martijn Rozemuller, Head of Europe, Think ETF Asset Management BV, VanEck

Martijn Rozemuller is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Compliance, Legal, and Human Resources. He joined VanEck in 2018 with the acquisition of Think ETF’s.
Prior to joining VanEck, he founded and served as Managing Director of Think ETF’s. His earlier career experience includes partner at the Dutch trading firm Optiver, where he began his career as a trader in 1995.

Daniel Neeteson, Principal Strategy, Optiver

Daniel Neeteson joined Optiver in 2008 and traded a wide variety of desks in the equity and fixed income space. In 2016 he joined the Corporate Strategy team where he is responsible for developing new business.

Dr. Wolfgang Eholzer, CTO / Member of the Executive Board, Eurex

Dr. Wolfgang Eholzer, who has more than 20 years of industry experience in Exchange Technology, is CTO of Eurex Frankfurt AG since January 2019. He is also a member of the Management Board of Eurex Deutschland.

As a Board Member, Dr. Eholzer is responsible for derivatives trading IT and, in particular, for the IT strategy as well as the development and technical operation of Eurex Frankfurt AGs trading system T7.

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.

Harold de Boer, Managing Director, Transtrend

Harold De Boer is a Managing Director, Member of Management Committee and Member of Board of Directors at Transtrend B.V. In 1999 he was appointed a Director and his primary responsibility remains research and product development. Mr. De Boer graduated in 1990 with a Master Degree in Applied Mathematics from Universiteit Twente in The Netherlands.

Participating companies

  • ABN AMRO Clearing
  • Allianz Global Investors
  • BNP Paribas
  • Think ETF Asset Management BV
  • Optiver
  • Mint Tower Capital Management 
  • Cardano
  • ING Bank
  • Acuiti
  • Arabesque
  • Bloomberg
  • Deutsche Börse
  • Bloomberg
  • EDG AG
  • EQDerivatives
  • HSBC Germany
  • IKB Deutsche Industriebank
  • IMC



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