The Finance Hive is a private network for the senior buy side community. Our members represent the biggest AUM firms globally, and we connect them to each other and trusted solution providers – through face-to-face meetings, digital boardrooms and facilitated introductions.
The network 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.
The openness of peers/competitors to share information at these Hive events is unrivalled”
"As a result of the meeting I actually changed my mind on a few things, which doesn't happen often" Head of FX, Aviva Investors
Hive Spotlight: Director Capital Markets Americas, Deutsche Bank Private Bank
Why do you think it’s important for the buy-side to meet face-to-face 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 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.