Amsterdam 2024 Derivatives Forum
Derivatives Forum Amsterdam 2024

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.

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 


Moderator: Carolin Roth, Financial Journalist and Moderator  


Speakers: 

  • Rutger Schellens, CEO, ABN AMRO Clearing   

  • Further speakers to be announced  

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: 

  • Further speakers to be announced 

11:45 - 12:05     Coffee break 

12:05 - 12:20     Fireside Chat  

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:

  • Randy Pattiselanno, Manager Strategy & Regulatory Affairs, DUFAS 

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

  • Philipp Schultze, Head of Sales Europe, Eurex  

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

  • Further speakers to be announced 

13:05 - 14:05     Lunch 

14:05 - 14:20     Fireside Chat – TBD 

14:20 - 15:05     Commodities & Energy  


To be announced 


Moderator: Carolin Roth, Financial Journalist and Moderator  


Speakers:  

  • Further speakers to be announced 

15:05 - 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 Asset Managers embraced the use of Derivatives in their investment strategies?


Dutch pension funds are among the largest asset managers globally. What are the similarities and differences between their counterparts in other countries, such as Scandinavia, Germany, and France, in using equity derivatives?


  • How does the Dutch buy-side manage their risk using derivatives?
  • What would make listed equity derivatives more attractive for Dutch pension funds?
  • How do asset managers and hedge funds leverage equity derivatives globally?


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


Speakers:  

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

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

  • Further speakers to be announced 

16:45 - 16:50     Closing remarks 

16:50 - 18:50     Networking drinks