Amsterdam 2024 Derivatives Forum
Derivatives Forum

Derivatives Forum Amsterdam 2024

We’re pleased to announce the next Derivatives Forum Amsterdam. This event will take place in-person, enabling you to take full advantage of exclusive networking opportunities with your peers.

Co-hosted with ABN AMRO Clearing Bank, we’re grateful to announce the support of Optiver and IMC as sponsors, and FIA EPTA and DUFAS as supporting partners.

  • Date: Thursday, 11 July 2024, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: ABN AMRO Corporate Headquarters

This year we’ll focus on the following topics:

  • Trends in derivatives trading
  • Capital market in Europe: how to make markets more attractive to retail participants
  • How European derivatives markets will benefit from meaningful change in IFR/IFD
  • Have Dutch Asset Managers embraced the use of Derivatives in their investment strategies
  • Energy and commodities

We’re looking forward to welcoming you again in Amsterdam, the epicenter of European prop trading.

9:30 - 10:25     Registration 

10:25- 10:30     Welcome & Housekeeping 

10:30- 10:40     Welcome speech  


  • Robbert Booij, CEO, Eurex Frankfurt AG   

  • Jan Bart de Boer, Chief Commercial Officer, ABN AMRO Clearing 

10:40 - 11:00     Fireside Chat: Market drivers - market challenges 


Join our top speakers for this fireside chat covering some of the key themes for the derivatives markets: capital markets union, T+1, Cyborg security and more.


Moderator: Carolin Roth, Financial Journalist and Moderator  


Speakers: 

  • Rutger Schellens, CEO, ABN AMRO Clearing   

  • Tanya Pieters-Gorissen, Head of Capital Markets Integrity Supervision, AFM

11:00 - 11:45     Trends in Derivatives Trading  


This panel will discuss the latest industry trends, analyze the investment landscape and debate on the key drivers impacting derivatives trading performance. 


  • What is front of mind for heads of trading in 2024 and beyond?   
  • How is the geo-political situation affecting derivatives trading trends?  
  • What is the influence of AI and related technologies on the industry? 


Moderator: Carolin Roth, Financial Journalist and Moderator  


Speakers: 

  • Gert-Jan Veldhuizen, Head of Rates Trading, Achmea Investment Management
  • Erwin Faas, Head XVA & Overlay Desk, ABN AMRO Bank
  • Randolf Roth, Executive Board Member, Eurex Frankfurt AG

11:45 - 12:05     Coffee break 

12:05 - 12:20     Fireside Chat How to build trust for retail investors in the EU capital markets?


  • Why is retail participation so important for the EU capital markets?
  • Will the current positioning, foreseen amendments in the European retail investment strategy (RIS), contribute to more retail participation?
  • How to further engage retail investors in derivatives trading? 

  

Moderator: Carolin Roth, Financial Journalist and Moderator 


Speakers: 

  • Randy Pattiselanno, Manager Strategy & Regulatory Affairs, DUFAS

12:20 - 13:05     Capital Market in Europe – how to make markets more attractive to retail participants


  • How does the retail investor currently interact with European derivatives? 

  • How can Europe stimulate more retail participation? What is the role of different players (brokers, exchanges, market makers)? 

  • Is regulation fit for purpose as it relates to retail investors trading listed derivatives? 


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


Speakers: 

  • Jan Heyder, International Sales Manager, CapTrader

  • Robin van Rijn, Executive Director Brokerage Europe, flatexDEGIRO Bank

  • Philipp Schultze, Head of Sales Europe, Eurex  

  • Carl-Johan Munch-Jensen, Head of Trading, Swissquote 

13:05 - 14:05     Lunch 

14:05 - 14:20      Fireside Chat: A deep dive into the STOXX Europe 600 in light of the current economic environment


Moderator: Carolin Roth, Financial Journalist and Moderator  


Speakers:  

  • Armelle Loeb, Executive Board Member, STOXX

14:20 - 15:00      Zooming into energy derivatives - significance, trends and market dynamics


Energy derivatives and power derivatives aren’t new to the market but most certainly top of mind as more and more firms, trading traditionally financial derivatives, are seeking exposure and keen to trade further markets.

  • What are the key trends in the European power markets
  • How are the energy markets developing?
  • Are energy derivatives the new financial derivatives?

Moderator: Carolin Roth, Financial Journalist and Moderator  


Speakers:  

  • Josipa Goreta, Relationship Management Energy, ABN AMRO Clearing
  • Tom Frohnhoff, Senior Business Development, European Power Derivatives, EEX
  • Jurgen Poelma, Head of Trading, Enerjisa Commodities

15:00 - 15:45     Coffee break 

15:45 - 16:05     Fireside Chat: Solving the prudential puzzle: How European derivatives markets will benefit from meaningful change in IFR/IFD  


It is widely recognized that the European economy needs more vibrant and liquid capital markets to provide for the safety and wellbeing of European citizens. Derivatives markets are a key contributor to this. As policy makers are mulling over the ways to reinvigorate European capital markets, one critical element will need to be meaningful change to the prudential rules for investment firms (IFR/IFD).  


  • How have the IFR/IFD rules affected European liquidity providers? 

  • Why should all users of the derivatives markets care about these impacts? 

  • How we can turn things around to make European derivatives markets more globally competitive? 


Moderator: Carolin Roth, Financial Journalist and Moderator  


Speaker: Piebe Teeboom, Secretary General, FIA European Principal Traders Association 

16:05 - 16:45     Have Dutch buy side firms embraced the use of Derivatives in their investment strategies?


  • How does the Dutch buy-side manage their risk using derivatives?
  • How do structure product desks, asset managers and hedge funds leverage equity derivatives globally?
  • How is the role of the market makers changing?


Moderator: Piebe Teeboom, Secretary General, FIA European Principal Traders Association 


Speakers:  

  • Remko Zuijdweg, Head of Treasury, Achmea Investment Management
  • Wilrik Sinia, Director, Mint Tower Capital Management

  • Paul van der Meer, DCP Execution & Sales Lead, IMC 

  • Tjerk Bosse , Director, Head of Equity Derivatives Trading, Van Lanschot Kempen

  • Andre Eue, Head of Market Development & Pricing, Eurex 

16:45 - 16:50     Closing remarks 

16:50 - 18:50     Networking drinks