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ACI UK Square Mile Debate – To Infinity and Beyond

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Hear from Mark McDonald, HSBC Head of FX Quantitative Strategy on the rise of machine learning and the extent to which interest in it is fuelled by a desire to ‘keep up with the Joneses’.  Mark will be followed by David Bloom, Global Head of FX Strategy, with an informed, entertaining and ‘surprisingly simple’ way to understand the prevailing drivers and route a currency is likely to travel as we look to 2019 – and beyond.


17.30 – 18.15 – Registration

 18.15 – 18.35 – Fireside chat: Machine Learning – Keeping up with the Joneses – Mark McDonald, Head Quantitative FX Strategy, HSBC

The dramatic successes of machine learning in many areas has led to a frenzy of interest. Many financial markets participants feel the need to get involved in machine learning, if only to ‘keep up with the Joneses’. But who are these Joneses and what exactly are they doing? In this fireside chat, Mark will cut through the hype to discuss the latest developments and highlight the most promising areas for machine learning in financial markets.

18.35 – 19.15 – To Brexit and Beyond – David Bloom, Global Head FX Strategy, HSBC

The key challenge for currency markets is anticipating and understanding which of three drivers – cyclical, structural and political – will be dominant. David will be offering a surprisingly simple way to understand the route a currency is likely to travel – and what this means for currency markets today and in the future.

19.15 – 20.15 – Reception

Event registration link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aci-uk-square-mile-debate-to-infinity-and-beyond-tickets-49689582880

  • ACI Europe
  • Start: 11/22/2018
  • End: 11/22/2018
  • Location:
    Level 6 Dining Room 8
    Canada Square
    E14 5HQ
    United Kingdom