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Risk.net is proud to introduce the Cryptocurrency Trading Forum Europe, an opportunity for risk managers, traders, portfolio managers and the wider ecosystem to gain practical insights that will guide decision-making when it comes to entering this still nascent market. Hear from industry experts on the differences and similarities between digital assets and traditional finance as well as how to gain exposure with varying risk tolerances.
09:00 – 09:45Market overview/ big pictureIs investing in cryptocurrencies still appealing, and what are the main lessons learned from the recent events? How low can the price go?Crypto trading market update: latest figures and volumes. Comparative analysis with traditional flat currencies volumes. Is investing in crypto still appealing after the recent events? Forced sales, liquidations and margin calls in June 2022 and the impact on crypto appetiteHow significant is Ethereum merge and what will be the impact on the industry?
09:45 – 10:30Latest regulatory update on cryptoRegulatory perspective: finding balance between encouraging innovation and protecting investorsThe UK
The UK’s new crypto regulatory package announced in 2022 and plans to regulate stablecoins – updates on these and other regulatory initiativesPlans of HM Revenue and Customs on how to tax cryptoThe EU and rest of the world
What is the EU approach to crypto? The European Union’s Markets in Crypto-Assets package (MiCA) - at what stage of the legislative process is it now?Update on Switzerland, Singapore and other crypto friendly jurisdictionsUpdate on the USA
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 11:45Panel discussion: investment strategies & productsWhat role does crypto play in your portfolio and what are the different ways to invest?How to get exposure to cryptocurrencies: by directly investing in them or via derivatives etc? Pros and cons of various approachesBitcoin, altcoins, and other cryptocurrencies including new productsETPs as a popular way for European institutional investors to gain access to cryptoSPOTLIGHT: investing via funds of funds. Crypto fund due diligence - spotting red flags and removing unnecessary risk
11:45 – 12:30
Cryptocurrency trading infrastructure Part 1: CustodyIs it possible to achieve 100% secure custody for crypto assets?... Similarities and differences between custody for crypto assets and for traditional assetsHot and cold storage solutions: what are their pros and cons?Multi-party computation: how does it work and how can it be utilised to secure crypto assets?What is the future of custody?
12:30 – 13:30Lunch break
13:30 – 14:15Cryptocurrency trading infrastructure part 2 : Brokerage and post tradeWhat are the advantage of working with a crypto prime brokerage?Post-trade challenges of digital assets and cryptocurrenciesMiddle- and back- office work for crypto assetsConnecting with trading platforms for trade settlement
14:15 – 15:15Risk management for cryptoMitigating risk in cryptocurrency tradingEXPERT PRESENTATION: Modelling of implied volatility surfaces of crypto assetsWhat are the less known risks that may not be taken into consideration by institutional investors?The growing importance of cybersecurityPost trade risk managementPrice transparencyStress testing and balance sheet modelling
15:15 – 15:30Coffee break
15:30 – 16:00Focus on dataAccess to data for crypto trading and investingHow can you obtain reliable data for crypto trading and how do you use is in the most efficient way for the benefit of your trading strategy?
16:00 – 16:30ESG/ environmental issue & dataIf companies enter crypto space how does that affect their image, in particular their ESG image and rating? How to navigate this?
16:30 – 17:00Panel discussion: spotlight on stablecoinsCommodity-backed stablecoins that are collateralized using physical assets like precious metals, oil, and real estate – chat are their pros and cons?Fiat money backed stablecoinsStablecoins – can they really be stable?.. Lessons learned after the Terra Luna crash earlier in 2022