Financial Trading Conferences and Events in London
By David Jones
What are some of the trends in technology driven financial trading? We have put together a list of must attend events and conferences in London during 2016 for traders who are planning to stay up-to-date with new technologies and stay competitive in this ever-changing environment. From lending to cashless payments and digital currencies Fintech has been a thorn in the side of the banking industry and continues to do so. Institutional traders in the financial markets have become increasingly wary of the growing retail trading volumes which now play a significant proportion of global trades.
How human traders will beat the machines?
Here is a very intriguing article on the FT.com about How human traders will beat the machines. What do you think? Will the advancement of computer-driven trading systems sow the seeds of their eventual obsolescence? Miles Johnson starts a great discussion about how investment firms race to create a thinking, trading computer but concludes that the truly skilled fund manager has no need to worry…..yet. This is a great time to be in the heart of the financial capital, the City of London, and if you would like to keep up-to-date with new financial trading technologies then take a look at the list of Financial Trading Events and Conferences that are happening in London this year.
London Fintech Capital of Europe
London’s FinTech investment boom was emphasised one more time by Accenture’s The Future of Fintech and Banking report in last March. Investment across the globe trebled from $928m in 2008 to a staggering $2.97bn in 2013, more than four times the rate of overall VC investment. The UK, and London in particular, has seen deal volume grow at an annualised rate of 74%, compared to 27% globally and 13% in Silicon Valley. London, once again is recognised as the FinTech Capital of Europe.
Financial Trading Conferences and Events of 2016 in London