The meeting brought representatives of 85 of the leading names in the buy-side community – including Allianz Global Investors, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, AXA Investment Managers, Prudential and Vanguard among others – for a frank and open discussion, where Chatham House rules applied. Given the urgent need for these firms to embrace the Code, such openness was both welcomed and constructive.
Attendees took part in several roundtable discussions throughout the day, covering a broad cross-section of relevant topics. Key talking points included:
Julie Nicolas, Managing Director, the Finance Hive, commented at the meeting: “Andrew Hauser’s speech reiterated what we at the Finance Hive have long believed: that it’s vital for the buy-side to have a voice in the industry and an opportunity to come together to discuss the issues that affect them. The Finance Hive is an important step towards this, creating a collaborative environment where FX buy-side professionals can debate peer-to-peer trading, liquidity, regulations, and identify necessary next steps as a community.”
About The Finance Hive
The Finance Hive supports the global FX trading community, providing a platform to enable the most senior and innovative FX trading professionals globally to respond to industry issues, successfully engage with regulators, and share knowledge, common market structure and liquidity challenges.
The objective is to gather brilliant minds and to create ground-breaking content. The Finance Hive hold meetings and networking dinners in London, New York and Singapore, attended by companies including BlackRock, UBS Asset Management, Aviva Investors, AHL, Schroders, Invesco, Eaton Vance, MFS Investors, PIMCO, Fidelity Investments, StateStreet Global Advisors.
What our members say about The Finance Hive:
“I take the opportunity to thank you for your stellar performance on the organisation of these events. You made me better professionally due to quality of the noble assembly.” Ostrum
“It is hard work and intense, but my favourite event of the year.” State Street global Advisors
“The Hive’s concept is invaluable.” UBS Asset Management
“Attendees are very open and it is easier to share views with the roundtable format.” T. Rowe Price
“It was a real pleasure to participate and speak at the Hive event. I appreciated the frank discussions and the diversity of the buy-side community present.” Banque de France