The fourth international conference on electronic foreign exchange trading was held on October 25, 2021 at the Lotte Hotel in Moscow. For epidemiological safety reasons, the number of guests at the hotel was limited, and the event took place in a "hybrid" format: the hall and exhibition were visited by around 250 people, while 238 unique users were connected to the web video broadcasts. Some of the conference speakers connected to the audience online via video link.
During the technology exhibition, the following companies presented their products: Moscow Exchange, LMAX, SberCIB Alfa-Bank, Metallinvestbank, Raiffeisenbank, NT Progress, WEYTEC, Finery Markets, Refinitiv, VTB Bank (PAO), Bloomberg, Smart FX, Avelacom.
The conference programme included interviews with Yury Denisov, Chairman of the Management Board of Moscow Exchange, and David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Group.
Nine panel discussions were held to discuss market developments, algorithmic trading, results of 3 year review of the FX Global Code, the role of regulation in development of the Russian financial market, development of electronic trading platforms, derivatives, prospects of digital assets and macroeconomics.
Marcel Zimmermann, Director of the FX&MM Department of the Swiss National Bank, ACI FMA Chairman Stephane Malrait, XTX Markets Head of Dstribution Jeremy Smart, Department Heads of the Bank of Russia Valery Lyakh and Alexander Morozov, Moscow Exchange Managing Director Igor Marich, NFA President Vasily Zablotsky among others spoke in panel discussions.
The summit's mission is to become a platform bringing together sellside and buyside in the foreign exchange market, a forum for discussing the challenges facing the industry.
Representatives of banks and brokerage firms, investment funds and major corporations, stock exchange infrastructure, as well as the Bank of Russia attended the conference.
The platinum sponsors of the Summit were:
Moscow Exchange, the world's largest pool of rouble FX liquidity; LMAX Group, a global financial company and leading independent operator of a large number of institutional FX and cryptocurrency trading venues.
Gold sponsors: SberCIB, Metallinvestbank, Raiffeisenbank, Refinitiv, Alfa-Bank, Bloomberg, CME Group, Finery Markets
Silver Sponsors: VTB Bank (PAO), Sinara Investment Bank, Avelacom, NT Progress, WEYTEC, SmartFX, DMA Link
Bronze Sponsors: UBS, Edgewater Markets, Ak Bars Bank
Information partners: Prime, EMCR, NFA, ACT