Amsterdam 2023 Derivatives Forum
Derivatives Forum Amsterdam 2023

Derivatives Forum Amsterdam 2023

The new European Horizon

Derivatives Forum Amsterdam 2023 was held on 26 September, co-hosted with ABN AMRO Clearing Bank and and supported by Optiver as Sponsor and by FIA EPTA as Association Partner.

Increasing the volume of derivatives trading remains a core issue in Europe. This time, we discussed how market participants now believe that Europe is in a stronger position to deliver on this goal.

We focused on these four topics on that day:

  • Navigating macro uncertainty in today’s markets
  • IFR regulation and its impact on the derivatives market
  • Market structure and trading technology
  • Growth opportunities in European derivatives markets

Get more details in our Recap: Derivatives Forum Amsterdam 2023

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09:30 - 10:30     Registration

10:30 - 10:40     Welcome

  • Jan Bart de Boer, Chief Commercial Officer, ABN AMRO Clearing
  • Michael Peters, CEO, Eurex Frankfurt AG

10:40 - 10:55     Keynote

  • David Feldmann, Co-Head of ICG EMEA & Head of Markets Germany, Austria & Switzerland, Deutsche Bank

10:55 - 11:40     Fireside chat: Navigating macro uncertainty in today's market

2022 and 2023 were eventful years. Volatility in financial markets has persisted amid global inflationary pressures and disruptions to global supply chains. It remains to be seen if it has peaked yet. Our esteemed panelists will discuss political and macroeconomic developments within the EU and beyond and the implications for the financial markets.

  • More than one-year post-invasion, what is the EU's geopolitical role in 2023 and beyond?
  • How to reconcile business, climate and politics?
  • How are the current political risks reshaping the financial landscape?

Moderator: Jeremy Grant, Freelance Writer & Editor


  • Lukas Daalder, Chief Investment Strategist, BlackRock
  • Bill Diviney, Senior Economist, ABN AMRO Bank
11:40 - 12:10     Coffee break

12:10 - 13:00     Panel: IFR – what's next?

In this session, our panelists discuss current issues and prospects under the new regime for investment firms on the regulatory & compliance side.

  • Since the introduction of IFR in 2021, what have we learned?
  • Was there an impact on liquidity?
  • IFR had the ambition for a targeted, proportional approach, especially for investment firms that operate differently than banks. What can we expect from the revised regime? 
  • What key changes would the industry like to see from the revised IFD legislation?

Moderator:  Willem Sprenkeler, Founding Partner, Lex Mercatus 


  • Bart Joosen, Professor Financial Law, Leiden University
  • Bas-Jan Nieuwenhuijzen, Senior Supervisor, De Nederlandsche Bank
  • Tarek Tranberg, Head of Government Relations Europe, Optiver
  • Piebe Teeboom, Secretary General, FIA European Principal Traders Association

13:00 - 14:00     Networking & Lunch - sponsored by Optiver

14:00 - 14:45     Panel: Can OTC survive the shift to greater automation in European markets to meet the US's move to T1?

With all US assets set to move to T1 settlement in May 2024 what will the implications be for funding and hedging trades moving forward?

  • Will all flow need to become fully automated – front to back across the trade life-cycle to meet demand? 
  • Where does the technology investment need to be made?

​​​​​Moderator: Rebecca Healey, Managing Partner, Redlap Consulting


  • Diederik Dorst, CCO, All Options
  • David Widuch, Vice President, Exchange Traded Derivatives, Trading Technologies
  • Harold de Boer, Head of R&D and Managing Director, Transtrend
  • Andre Eue, Head of Market Development & Pricing, Eurex

14:45 - 15:25     Coffee break

15:25 - 15:40     Keynote: Client Money Solutions – iRAV

  • Reinier van Dam, Head BaaS & Innovation, ABN AMRO Clearing Bank

15:40 - 16:35     Panel: Where are the growth opportunities in European derivatives markets? 

  • How can we emulate the growth we've seen in US options markets in Europe?
  • How to bring retail flow to the listed market in Europe?
  • What products have the biggest growth opportunities?
  • Daily Options or how Zero-Day-Options bring new flows on-book

Moderator: Lotte de Vos, Head of European Market Structure, Optiver


  • Lilli Hattinga van 't Sant, Policy Officer, European Commission
  • Tobias Hekster, Co-CIO, True Partner Capital
  • Philipp Schultze, Head Equity & Index Sales EMEA, Eurex 
  • James Egan, CCO Europe, ABN AMRO Clearing

16:35 - 16:45     Closing remarks

16:45 - 18:00     Networking drinks - sponsored by Optiver