Hong Kong Buysider Forum

Hear the latest developments in macro and cross-asset derivative strategies from the leading sellside, exchange and portfolio management officials.

Presentations and panel discussion followed by drinks and hors d’oeuvres

5.00pm Introduction

Peter Thompson, EQDerivatives President

5.10-5.50pm Current Market Perspectives

Michael Sloyer, Goldman Sachs

5.50-7.00pm Buysider Panel Discussion


El Mehdi Benhmade, Capula Investment Management

Liam Stevenson, CITIC Securities

7.00-8.00pm Wine & Canapés

This event is exclusively for buysiders. Space is limited. Reserve a spot contact EQDerivatives co-founder Peter Thompson @ thompson@eqderivatives.com

Previous Private Events

In December 2016, EQDerivatives held its first Bay Area private gathering. The event drew the best minds in portfolio management, research, trading and asset allocation to the University Club to air the latest strategies and thinking in the equity and cross-asset volatility space.


2.30pm - Welcome - Peter Thompson, EQDerivatives President

2.35-2.50pm - CME Update - Tim McCourt, managing director and global head of equity products

2.50-3.35pm - Current Market Trends - Krag "Buzz" Gregory, managing director, Goldman Sachs, Moran Forman, v.p., Goldman Sachs

3.35-4.30pm - Buyside Panel Discussion

Will Bartlett, managing member, Parallax Volatility Advisors

Brandon Bates, portfolio manager, BlackRock

Jason Goldberg, executive v.p. & portfolio manager, PIMCO

Ken Kwalik, managing director, Harvest Volatility Management

Joe Butler, X-FA

Moderator -- Tim McCourt


Wine & Canapés

Previous Events

In late June, EQDerivatives and co-hosts Eurex, Susquehanna International Group and Societe Generale drew together top portfolio managers and asset allocators for a detailed dive on strategies in the wake of the Brexit vote.


4:00pm Introduction: Peter Thompson, EQDerivatives

4:05pm Eurex Volatility Product Update: Megan Morgan, Eurex

4:20pm European Cross-Asset Vol Perspectives: Kokou Agbo-Bloua, Société Générale

5:00pm Cross-Asset Portfolio Manager Panel: Yohann Freoa, BlueCrest Capital Management, Chris Rodarte, Pine River Capital Management, Benjamin Clerget, BTG Pactual, Jamie Cassidy, Susquehanna International Group

6:00pm Cocktail Reception


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In February, EQDerivatives and the Singapore Exchange hosted portfolio managers and asset allocators at the Lansdowne Club in Mayfair London for a strategy forum on derivatives accessing Asia Pacific.


4:15pm Introduction: Michael Syn, Head of Derivatives, Singapore Exchange

4:30pm Presentation: Guillaume Derville, head of equity derivative strategy Asia Pacific, and Patrice Rageau, head of index flow trading Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas

5:15pm Buyside Panel

Sarah Dahan, BlueMountain Capital Management

Chris Rodarte, Pine River Capital Management

Lea Vibeke Nielsen, PKA

Neale Jackson, 36 South

Michael Syn, Singapore Exchange

Moderator: Rob McGlinchey, EQDerivatives

6:00pm: Cocktail Reception


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EQDerivatives and co-host the Singapore Exchange brought together portfolio managers and asset allocators at the Waldorf Astoria New York in the fall of 2015 for an in-depth strategy forum on derivatives accessing China.

Exclusive presentations from co-host the Singapore Exchange and Société Générale mapped out the latest trends and activity on the ground.

A Buysider Panel featured portfolio managers from Capstone, CaxtonMariner Coria and Quadratic Capital outlining where they saw opportunity and liquidity in products -- and where they didn't.


4:30pm Introduction Janice Kan, senior v.p. at Singapore Exchange

4:40pm: Société Générale original research: What Happens When Korean Structured Products Collide With A China Bear Market?

5:10pm: Buyside Panel -- Vishnu Kurella, portfolio manager at Caxton Associates, chaired a discussion on the latest strategies, products, liquidity and iliquidity pockets in China regional plays with Kyle Alexander, portfolio manager at Capstone Investment Advisors, Nancy Davis, managing partner & cio at Quadratic Capital Management, and Benn Eifert, portfolio manager at Mariner Coria.

6-7pm Drinks reception and hors d'oeuvres