FX Markets Europe
Benchmark with 200 senior decision-makers within FX from Europe's leading buy side institutions, regulators and tier 1 banks. (this event was formerly FX Week Europe)*
FX Markets Europe brings together 200 senior FX professionals from Europe's leading buy side institutions, regulators and tier 1 banks, and provides forward-looking insights and innovative solutions needed to remain competitive and develop value-add in this era of digital transformation.
Why attend FX Markets Europe 2020
Understand how the market will and should react to continued trade wars and climate risk
Gain insight into how FX will push towards better TCA and how Flash Crashes can be avoided
Develop and build the most effective trading desk
What currencies/markets are going to be the biggest winners in 2021 and beyond?
Keep pace with the evolution and validity of LATAM, African, Asian and primary frontier currencies
Get up-to-speed with the regulatory environment and effectively manage the impacts of the phase 5 rollout
Find out if AI is still a relevant conversation or if meaningful impact is decades away
Network with old friends and new clients, and develop lasting business relationships
Tailored networking opportunities
London Bullion Market Association
Ruth was appointed Chief Executive of the LBMA in January 2014. She is responsible for the success and strategic development of the LBMA, in partnership with the Chairman and the Board. She is also responsible for maintaining accountability to and the quality of, the Association's Membership and Good Delivery Refiners as well as representing the interests of the Association in relation to regulators, investors, media and international precious metals markets.
Before being appointed Chief Executive, she spent seven years working in the Association, initially as Commercial Director and then as Deputy Chief Executive, where she acted as the main lead on Governmental Affairs. She was also responsible for the Association's work on supply chain due diligence, with particular regard to the creation and implementation of the LBMA’s Responsible Gold Guidance. She has represented the Association at industry, governmental and multi-stakeholder regulatory forums. She continues to serve as Vice Chair of the OECD Multi-Stakeholder Governance Group for Responsible Minerals. As Commercial Director, she oversaw the development of the LBMA Conference, the LBMA's quarterly publication the Alchemist and the LBMA website.
Prior to joining the LBMA, she worked in bank finance and US corporate law at the law firms of White & Case and Norton Rose, and also acted as a monitor at the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva. She has an MSc in History of International Relations from the London School of Economics and a degree in English Literature from Kenyon College in Ohio.
Head of Policy and Strategy Division
Jean-Pierre Vidal is Head of the Policy and Strategy Division of the European Investment Bank. He was Counsellor to the Executive Board of the European Central Bank from September 2016 to June 2019.
Prior to this, Jean-Pierre was Chief Economic Advisor to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and a member of the cabinet of the first President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy. He held several positions at the European Central Bank: Head of the ECB Representative Office in Brussels (2011-2012), Deputy Head of the Monetary Policy Strategy Division (2007-2011), and Head of the Fiscal Analysis Section (2004-2007).
Before joining the ECB as an economist in 2000, he worked as a senior researcher at the ‘Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique’ (CNRS). Jean-Pierre holds an MBA from ESSEC business school (‘Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales’) and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.
Global Head of ForexClear
Paddy Boyle is the Global Head of ForexClear* at LCH. Prior to joining LCH in 2016, he spent 16 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner and Global Head of FX Options. He was also a member of the Bank of England's FX Joint Standing Committee from 2013 to early 2014.
Paddy received his BA and Master's in Mathematics from Trinity College, University of Cambridge (1997).
*ForexClear was designed in consultation with members and customers to deliver the very best in risk and default management practices to the Foreign Exchange markets, and as the first global FX NDF clearing service it has now cleared over $11 trillion and 1.3 million trades
Executive Director, Global Head of FX
Paul Houston serves as CME Group’s Executive Director, Global Head of FX. He is responsible for leading the development, execution and management of the exchange's FX business globally. He is based in London.
Prior to joining the company in April 2016, Houston most recently worked for Deutsche Bank in London where he was Head of FX & Fixed Income Prime Brokerage and Listed Derivatives Client Solutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In that role, he delivered a range of FX, OTC rates and credit clearing, listed derivatives clearing and execution products and services to institutional clients including hedge funds, asset managers and banks.
Before joining Deutsche Bank in 2012, Houston ran global FX and fixed income prime brokerage teams at a number of banks including Credit Suisse, RBS and JP Morgan Chase in London and New York. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Chief executive officer
Record Currency Management
James Wood Collins joined Record Currency Management in August 2008 as a senior member of the Client Team and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2010. James also currently chairs Record's Executive Committee and is a member of its Investment Committee.
He was previously at JP Morgan Cazenove, where he was a Managing Director advising financial institutions on M&A, IPOs and related corporate finance transactions, including the December 2007 IPO of Record plc.
Head of FX Trading
Founder & CEO
Helen Thomas CFA has worked in financial markets for over 17 years. She founded her own macroeconomic consulting firm, BlondeMoney, in 2017. Her team works out of offices in Oxford and London, and provides expert analysis on financial markets and politics. Before that she was a Partner at a Global Macro hedge fund and Head of Currency Alpha for State Street Global Advisors. She started her career in Foreign Exchange at Merrill Lynch before going on to work for Societe Generale and SEB. She has also worked in politics, as an adviser to former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne during the financial crisis.
She is a CFA Charterholder and holds a degree in probably the least practical combination of subjects: Philosophy, Politics and Economics which she gained from Oxford University.
She is a Board Member of CFA UK where she is responsible for their sub-committee on the Value of the Investment Profession.
She was lead researcher on the book "Masters of Nothing" by the MPs Matthew Hancock and Nadhim Zahawi, which looked at how human behaviour caused the financial crisis and how to avoid it happening again.
Global Head of eFICC Product and Distribution
Barclays Investment Bank