Julian O’Leary, Managing Director of Development & Technology, G. H. Financials, participated on the panel session "State of the market: reasons to be cheerful about 2018?" at FOW Derivatives World London: The Debates 2017.
FOW Derivatives World London: The Debates 2017 conference brought together over 200 participants from the London derivatives markets to discuss the events over the past year and look ahead to 2018. The conference opened with an Oxford Style debate and brought new formats and angles to the issues of the day.
Issues covered by the conference included Mifid II, the state of the market, the potential replacement of LIBOR, the role of smaller trading firms as well as technology and liquidity - all key topical areas within the industry.
The "State of the market: reasons to be cheerful about 2018?" panel suggested that liquidity may be affected during the first months after Mifid II becomes reality, but the regulation offers opportunities for trading, according to panellists.
Julian O’Leary, Managing Director of Development & Technology suggested that as Mifid II brings in more regulation:
“sometimes having more venues means that things will get more expensive and liquidity will be spread out”.
You can read more about the conference and the conclusions reached by the panel on FOW's website: