Monthly Archives: August 2014

Random Walkers Meetup in London on Thur Sep 4

As you may have heard, we’re restarting the Random Walkers pub meetups for quants, risk managers, traders, quant/devs, modelers and pretty much anyone who (mis) uses maths in finance.

These are informal networking events and until the slight “market malfunction” a couple of years back were highly popular and we already have more than a hundred people signed up, so it ought to be a good gig,

Just so I have some idea of how many people to buy chips for, it would be helpful if you could register here:http://www.meetup.com/Random-Walkers-Quants-In-A-Pub/

hope to see you on Thursday the 11th of September

Dominic

Macro discretionary FX Trading: Fundamentals & technicals vs narratives

FULL TITLE: Macro discretionary FX Trading: Fundamentals & technicals vs narratives

ABSTRACT: The talk will focus on macro discretionary FX trading. We will be making a case for the importance of narratives in FX trading, illustrating it with some current and recent examples. We will be answering the following questions for the audience.

What are the advantages of trading EM FX over G10 FX? What are the current narratives within the market? Where are these narratives stale and misplaced?Where do the opportunities lie in the year ahead?

Lastly, we will briefly look at some of the most interesting EM FX paradigms.

Seminar (London) – Mark Cudmore – Macro discretionary FX Trading

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014, 7:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

18 Thalesians Went

FULL TITLE: Macro discretionary FX Trading: Fundamentals & technicals vs narrativesABSTRACT: The talk will focus on macro discretionary FX trading. We will be making a case for the importance of narratives in FX trading, illustrating it with some current and recent examples. We will be answering the following questions for the audience.What are t…

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Canadian Traders End of Summer Party Event – 2014

Hey traders,

Thanks to everyone who came out to our end of summer party event at Cactus Club last night. We had close to 40 people join us for a fabulous evening among great friends and based on the feedback we got, it was a smashing success. For those who were joining us for the first time, our trader community is based on sharing ideas and developing friendships in an informal setting. We will be hosting both social and educational workshops in the near future. I look forward to meeting and seeing you all there.

btw, I have attached a link below to our Facebook page that has the pictures taken from last nite.

www.facebook.com/SerManTraders

Mike Ser

[Finance-Professionals-London] You won’t want to miss what’s happening THIS SEPTMEBER

n Tuesday we had yet another one of our monthly St Paul’s networking events! With 197 finance professionals attending, we hope interesting new connections were made and new clients were found.

While we head into September, BFP has some exciting upcoming events we don’t want you to miss out on.

BFP London Upcoming Events
ECM Cocktails and Canapés Reception @ Chop Shop (11 Sept)
Chivas Whisky Blending @ Hixter City (15 Sept)
Finance Night out @ Drury Club (26 Sept)

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Equity Capital Markets Canapés & Cocktail Reception @ Chop Shop on 11 Sept

This event is especially for those interested in Investment Banking, Capital Markets, IPOs, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Trading Equities.

Complimentary Cocktails and Chop Shop style canapes for attendees and (think NY style meat chops)

John Treacy, Corporate Finance Assistant Director at Zeus Capital, will discuss the Global Tech IPO market outlook in 2014 and share his experience in the recent £300m IPO of Boohoo.com which his team executed.

To spice up things, all attendees will also stand a chance to win a FREE dinner for two at the end of the event. Dinner-Sorted

What’s more, all BFP members will enjoy an instant 25% off their bill if they choose to dine with Chop Shop that evening. Simply state ‘BFP London’ when making your reservation.

Limited tickets left.

Date: 11th September
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Chop Shop (Piccadilly)

Secure your place here

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Chivas: Explore The Art of Whisky Blending @ Hixter City on 15 Sept

Due to high demand, our Chivas: Explore the Art of Blending is back!

Be one of the privileged few to experience a whisky masterclass guided by Chivas Ambassador of UK, Phil.

Blend your own Whisky and taste 5 varieties of single malts. What’s more, you even get to keep your own bottle of whisky and the best blend wins attractive (whisky based) prizes! Complimentary Canapes will be served after the event during our networking.

This event is extremely popular and our last event was sold out so we encourage early registration.

Last 8 spots left here

Date: 15th September
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Hixter City (Devonshire Square)
Get your tickets here

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Finance Fridays: Party @ Drury Club on 26 September

Anyone who has been to our events knows we like to mix leisure and business.

Finance Professionals like ourselves enjoy a nice cocktail and a good conversation on Friday nights.

With autumn approaching, a night is due for the finance community in London and we have exclusively reserved the Drury Club.

Come and join us for this social night out for finance professionals and beat the crowd! Meet old and new friends in the club, while enjoying La Dolce Vita.

Complimentary Cocktails on us from 8.30pm to 9.30pm to get the conversation started.

Invite your friends and colleagues!

Date: 26th September
Time: 8.30pm till late
Venue: The Drury Club (Holborn)

Limited Early Bird Tickets Left

Secure your place before the price increase

Banking and Finance Professionals London (BFP London)

London, GB
5,153 Professionals

The World’s Premier Finance NetworkBFP Network was founded on the belief that working in finance is not just about a job, but a lifestyle that opens up opportunities for us i…

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Reminder TONIGHT on Open Q&A Trading Pow wow Aug 25 at 7 PM EST

Reminder TONIGHT on Open Q&A Trading Pow wow Aug 25 at 7 PM EST – See more at: http://quantlabs.net/blog/2014/08/reminder-tonight-on-open-qa-trading-pow-wow-aug-25-at-7-pm-est/#sthash.ML0qndgT.dpuf

TONGHT!! Monday Aug 25 at 7 PM EST

Just like in the Winter of 2014, I want to set up a bunch of ‘Pow Wow’ Meetups. This includes general technical and trading related questions I will try to take on.

A sampling of the last one here is at the Meetup Links below!

1. Please join my meeting, Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/122872013

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (805) 309-0010

Access Code: 122-872-013

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 122-872-013

Open Q&A Trading Pow wow Aug 25

Monday, Aug 25, 2014, 7:00 PM

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8 Researching Traders Went

Just like in the Winter of 2014, I want to set up a bunch of ‘Pow Wow’ Meetups. This includes general technical and trading related questions I will try to take on.A sampling of the last one here ishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDV1LLY-x3I

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Open Q&A Trading Pow wow Aug 25

Monday, Aug 25, 2014, 7:00 PM

11 Members Went

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Don’t forget this Weds!

Longitudinal Study in Modeling Yield Structure in 3D by Cottrell Webinar

Wed Aug 27

7:00 PM

1. Please join my meeting, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/j…¬

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (571) 317-3112

Access Code: 582-393-013

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 582-393-013

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Longitudinal Study in Modeling Yield Structure in 3D by Cottrell Webinar

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014, 7:00 PM

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13 Researching Traders Went

Longitudinal Study in Modeling Yield Structure in 3D by Cottrell WebinarLongitudinal Study in Modeling Yield Structure in 3D7-8pm.Yield CurvesThe Time SeriesYield Structure SurfacePoseidonPaul Cottrell is a researcher in chaos theory and has interests in modeling financial markets. Some have considered him a polymath of sorts. Born in D…

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Longitudinal Study in Modeling Yield Structure in 3D by Cottrell Webinar

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014, 7:00 PM

14 Members Went

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Thanks Bryan

– See more at: http://quantlabs.net/blog/2014/08/reminder-tonight-on-open-qa-trading-pow-wow-aug-25-at-7-pm-est/#sthash.ML0qndgT.dpuf

SPY …Why SPY and Why Not SPY

TRADE ROOM DEMONSTRATION

Trade SPY using ES charts.

ES ( eMini SnP futures ) is continuous 24 hour market while SPY is traded from 930 AM to 4 PM.

Based on overnight ES moves, SPY may have gaps at opening and charts get distorted technically. ES is seamless and clear trending moves in ES futures incorporating overnight action gets translated into SPY price action.

We will share our setups using Ema’s, CCI, Stockastics, Macd and much more. If you like what you see, you can PROP trade same using our Capital starting $10,000 and going up to $ 500,000 We will also provide Training, Technology, Tools beside the Capital mentioned above. Desk fee applies and full details of Prop Trading will be provided.

SPY ( Spiders) is composite of 500 varied economy stocks and has very trending action unlike QQQ that is composite of 100 high flier gapping Technology stocks and DIA ( Diamonds ) is composite of just 30 stocks.

Look forward to see you at our TRADE FLOOR

Happy Trading

SPY …Why SPY and Why Not SPY

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014, 4:30 PM

@ Trade Floor
400 Esna Park Drive, Unit 4, Upstairs Markham, ON

3 EQUITY Traders Went

TRADE ROOM DEMONSTRATIONTrade SPY using ES charts.ES ( eMini SnP futures ) is continuous 24 hour market while SPY is traded from 930 AM to 4 PM.Based on overnight ES moves, SPY may have gaps at opening and charts get distorted technically. ES is seamless and clear trending moves in ES futures incorporating overnight action gets translated into S…

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Get the recording of “Four Components of Market Structure”!

Hope things are well with you.

I am forwarding a link to a youtube video (see below) in case you or your website’s viewers may be interested in it.

“FOUR COMPONENTS OF MARKET STRUCTURE” PLUS YOUR FREE COPY OF “TOP TEN MISTAKES…”
Hi Everyone:

Thank you for attending my webinar “Four Components of Market Structure” yesterday. As promised, here is a link to view an earlier recording of the material on my YouTube channel:

CLICK HERE to view YouTube video of “Four Components…”!

Also, as promised, here’s a link where you can download your FREE copy of my Ebook: “The Top-Ten Mistakes FOREX Traders Make”:

CLICK HERE to download FREE EBook!

Thanks again for your interest and I will notify you when I have more webinars and content available. Also–check out my website:

www.TheLionOnline.com

Equity Capital Markets Canapés & Cocktail Reception London

Equity Capital Markets Canapés & Cocktail Reception

Global Tech IPOs: The Boohoo.com Story

BFP London is delighted to invite its members on Thursday 11 September to come together for an evening to network with Finance Professionals from across the industry.

John Treacy, Corporate Finance Assistant Director at Zeus Capital has kindly agreed to share with us about his Corporate Finance role in Zeus Capital. John will also speak about his deal experience in the recent £300m IPO of Boohoo.com, the online fashion retailer.

We aim to make this event interactive with John chairing the Q&A session and every attendee has a chance share his and deal experience and have a productive discussion with other Finance professionals on the IPO/ Tech IPO Market.

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What is the event about?

✓Chop Shop style Canapés (complimentary) and 3 cocktails (complimentary) served during the event

✓Exclusive event for finance professionals interested in equity capital markets, Private Equity, Venture Capital and investing in Tech Companies

✓ A discussion chaired by John Treacy, Assistant Director, Corporate Finance at Zeus Capital, about the Bohoo.com flotation in AIM

✓Celebrate the successes of the year and network with people from across the industry and have productive discussion

✓ BFP Members enjoy instant 25% off bill if they choose to dine with Chop Shop that evening. Simply state ‘BFP London’ when making your reservation.

✓ All those attending will also enter a competition to win a FREE dinner for two at the end of the event.

Program

18:30 to 19:15 Cocktail and Canapes Reception

19:15 to 19:45 Boohoo IPO Deal Story

19:45 to 20:00 Global Tech IPO market overview and discussion

20:00 to 21:00 Networking drinks

Equity Capital Markets Canapés & Cocktail Reception

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014, 6:30 PM

22 Wizards Went

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Seminar (NY) – Saeed Amen – Trading Thalesians NY Book Launch

Seminar (NY) – Saeed Amen – Trading Thalesians NY Book Launch
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
5:30 PM

188 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
Price: $20.00 per person
Pay online

Seminar Program

5:45-6:00pm, Registration
6:00-6:45pm, Talk on Trading Thalesians: What the ancient world can teach us about trading today
6:45-7:15pm, Q/A

Abstract
What can the ancient world teach us about modern money markets? How can we use examples from the ancient world, philosophers and writers to better understand the markets? Just as historians such as Herodotus living in ancient Greece examined the past, can traders look to their past to learn something new? In this exciting new book, Saeed Amen looks to the ancient world to help us better understand modern money markets, demonstrating what ancient philosophers can teach us about trading markets today, and showing readers how to maximize their returns. Based on the rationale that if your primary objective is purely to make money from trading quickly, you can make decisions that perversely increase the likelihood of losing; this book demonstrates how successful trading can actually be achieved as a byproduct of good trading. Relating concepts from the ancient world, such as water and risk, diversified knowledge, Herodotus and historical bias to the modern world money markets, Amen demonstrates that by focusing on goals that go beyond making money, lateral thinking, targeting risk adjusted returns, and keeping drawdowns in check, investors will indirectly make more money in the long run. Investors might be fooled by randomness on occasion, but luck can never be derided as an important factor, which helps investors succeed. Instead repeated success in investing capital over an extended period seems to be less a product of randomness, but instead a product of a profound understanding of markets.

Further details on the book can be found on the Amazon page at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trading-Thalesians-Saeed-Amen/dp/113739952X

Biography

Saeed Amen is a Managing Director and a Co-founder at Thalesians Ltd.

Saeed is currently publishing ground-breaking quant strategy notes at Thalesians Ltd., drawing upon nearly a decade of experience both creating and running systematic trading models successfully with real cash. Independently, he is also a systematic FX trader, running a proprietary trading book trading liquid G10 FX. He is currently also writing a book on trading which is due to be published by Palgrave Macmillan (Trading Thalesians – What the ancient world can teach us about trading today).

Saeed started his career at Lehman Brothers. He worked on the FX desk developing systematic trading models for both G10 and EM and was part of the team who developed the MarQCuS suite of models. He was also responsible for a systematic FX prop trading book and conducted research around high frequency FX including economic events. Later he was at Nomura as an Executive Director in Quantitative Strategy, also in FX, developing their model infrastructure and also running systematic FX prop risk. He graduated from Imperial College with a first class honours master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science

Seminar (NY) – Saeed Amen – Trading Thalesians NY Book Launch

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014, 5:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

8 Thalesians Went

Seminar Program5:45-6:00pm, Registration6:00-6:45pm, Talk on Trading Thalesians: What the ancient world can teach us about trading today6:45-7:15pm, Q/AAbstractWhat can the ancient world teach us about modern money markets? How can we use examples from the ancient world, philosophers and writers to better understand the markets? Just as his…

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The Quantitative Methods in Finance Conference (QMF) 2014. in Sydney DEC 15

Thanks to a member who sent this

as per yesterday chat.. maybe you are interested..
https://www.conferenceonline.com/bookingform/index.cfm?page=booking&object=conference&id=18088&categorykey=9F18C289-BF54-4969-AF4F-EB8C1A0B8427&clear=1
http://cfsites1.uts.edu.au/qfrc/news-events/workshops/detail.cfm?ItemId=36435
The Quantitative Methods in Finance Conference (QMF) 2014. in Sydney DEC 15
catch you later.. cheers