The Finance Hive is a multi-asset buy side community, powered by head traders and technologists from the largest and most innovative firms globally. We provide a safe-space network for senior and head traders to exchange ideas, collaborate, and benchmark approaches around technology, market structure, and business objectives.
Members benchmark with one another as they navigate emerging technology and market volatility. They ask questions of the collective as they make strategic decisions and implement solutions. They gain insights through our dedicated Pulse reports and member-based research papers, and they access trusted solution providers through our directory, which is based on recommendations and regular reviews from members to help them de-risk their investment decisions.
The community is specifically designed for global heads of trading, heads of equities/FX/fixed income trading, C-level executives and managing directors from long-only asset management companies, corporate treasuries, currency managers and hedge funds. It also includes senior representatives from banks, market-makers, prime brokers, exchanges, platforms and technology providers.
As a result of the discussion I actually changed my mind on a few things, which doesn’t happen often”
Global Head of Trading, Aviva Investors
"An essential meeting place for buy side collaboration, and a great opportunity to help us benchmark with other buy side leaders outside of our usual peer group" Head of Credit Trading, Federated Hermes
Hive Spotlight: Director Capital Markets Americas, Deutsche Bank Private Bank
Why do you think it’s important for the buy-side to meet and talk openly?
Those who work on the FX side tend to sit on an island. There are very few desks out there where you’re sitting with other FX traders. Rather, you’re on their fixed income or equity desk. In other words, there is not much opportunity to talk to someone else about what difficulties you have run into, how things should be improved, or the frustrations you’ve been having.
How does The Finance Hive facilitate this?
As there’s a no press policy, people are encouraged to open up. The fact there is no sell side present shows due diligence. It’s a trusted network now which is proven by the organisations that attend. For example, certain firms are very secretive about how they make decisions, and even they show up. Additionally, many “real money shops” attend. I think The Finance Hive has already established itself as an honest broker, if you will, which lends to the success of the meetings.