Buyside Forum

London Buyside Forum: Derivatives Strategies for an Evolving Marketplace

November 26 2019, 2:45pm – 7:15pm

London | Europe

Join us to discuss the latest in volatility, derivatives strategies and asset allocation. We will hear from key allocators, strategists and portfolio managers from the industry.

Forum topics:

  • Payoffs and trading outlook for 2020; Rachid Alaoui, head of global volatility, J.P. Morgan & Antoine Garaialde, head of equity EMEA payoff, J.P. Morgan
  • Emerging trends in financial markets and what they mean for investors; Erik Norlund, executive director and senior economist, CME Group
  • Strategic Asset Allocation; What is on the horizon for pension funds in 2020

Forum Agenda:

2:45 pm – Registration

3:00 pm – Introduction

Faizah Choudhury, Head of Event Content- EMEA, EQDerivatives

3:05 pm – Economist Address

Erik Norland, senior economist, CME Group – PRESENTATION: Equities and Macro Shortened Phillips Webinar Version

3:35 pm – Overnight Liquidity in US index Derivatives – Myth or Reality?

Alex Fisher, head of S&P trading, AMS Derivatives

Paul Woolman, senior director, equity products, CME Group

4:10 pm – Coffee Break

4:25 pm – To Hedge Or Not To Hedge, That Is The Question

Jerry Haworth, CEO and CIO, 36 South Capital Advisors

4:50 pm – Fireside Chat: The Future For Volatility Instruments In Multi-Asset Portfolios

Moderator: Erik Norland, senior economist, CME Group


  • Patrick Bartholet, portfolio manager, Aviva Investors
  • Didier Anthamatten, senior portfolio manager, Unigestion

5:20 pm – Volatility, Payoffs And Trading Outlook For 2020

Presenter: Rachid Alaoui, head of global volatility trading, J.P.Morgan

Moderator: Antoine Garaialde, head of equity EMEA structuring, J.P.Morgan


  • Simon Aninat, portfolio manager, Seeyond
  • Stephen Crewe, portfolio manager, Fulcrum Asset Management
  • Pierre de Saab, partner, Dominice & Co
  • Natasha Sibley, portfolio manager, Janus Henderson

6:15 pm – Networking Reception


For further details, please contact Faizah Choudhury, Head of Content-EMEA.