“Mind The Gap!” – The life and times of a man on the move Episode 73

FinanceFeeds headed to Sydney, Australia, where over 50 FX industry executives met to discuss vital business opportunities.

In this weekly series, I look back on what stood out, what was bemusing, amusing and interesting during my weekly travels, interesting findings within the FX industry and interaction with an ever-shrinking big wide world. This is purely observational and for your enjoyment.

From Johannesburg all the way to Sydney: Who is next to benefit?

Just a few days after our Professional Trading Thought Leadership Conference in Johannesburg last week, FinanceFeeds headed to Australia.

In Australia, conducting business between the various components of the FX industry is facilitated via relationships.

So successful were the first three Sydney Cup FX industry networking events in April, July and November 2017 that new innovations were discussed between technology vendors, brokers and service providers, including the commencement of development of new methodologies that will drive the business forward.

Value for brokers and service providers at the Sydney Cup represents the absolute highest since the FinanceFeeds Cup series began four years ago.

Therefore, this week, during our absolutely marathon series of events in which FinanceFeeds has produced five events in five weeks globally, over 50 senior electronic trading industry executives met at The Establishment in Sydney, Australia’s financial and technological capital to discuss important matters and engage in vital networking.

Produced in conjunction with Guildford-based electronic trading technology and market integration company Gold-i, the event included a keynote speech by Gold-i CEO Tom Higgins on the very poignant topic of the regulatory structure in Australia and how to navigate it using the appropriate technology.

The quality of the attendees was a testimony to the continual expansion on the sophisticated and refined custom that has been the mainstay of the FinanceFeeds Cup series, the ethos being to engender a specific, exclusive environment in which industry executives can network with potential partners and conduct business in what is intrinsically a relationship-based business.

Australia is the highly respected and well organized bridge between the all-important APAC region and the Western FX and OTC derivatives world and nowadays remains very much at the forefront in that market segment, the Antipodean giant being renowned worldwide for being home to some of the largest and most esteemed brokerages in the world, and enjoys a top drawer reputation as a region in which to operate in the electronic financial markets sector.

Companies wishing to sponsor the next FinanceFeeds Sydney Cup FX Industry Networking Event at The Establishment, we would love to hear from you – please email us at [email protected]

This week, here in London, the event series continues, with our Professional Trading Summit hosting over 40 professional traders, wealth managers and algo developers from across the United Kingdom. The event will take place on November 26 at Neo Barbican in Central London.
If you are a professional trader, feel free to join us!

Wishing you all a super week ahead!

 

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