Fixed Income Future Leaders USA 2017

May 16-May 18, 2017

Westin Copley Place - Boston

44 (0)207 368 9330

Christian Dopp

Senior Vice President, Fixed Income Sale
Eurex

Christian Dopp is a Senior Vice President in Fixed Income Sales at Eurex. He covers both traditional and alternative asset managers throughout the United States and Canada for Eurex’s trading and clearing businesses. Additionally, he is responsible for the development of the exchange’s fixed income asset class within the Buy-Side community.

Christian has over 20 years of experience in both OTC and exchanged-traded derivatives with particular expertise in the fixed income markets. Before joining Eurex, he held roles in institutional rates sales at Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan and worked as a proprietary trader.

Christian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from Tulane University and an MBA in finance from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business.



Day 1- Wednesday May 17th 2017

14:00 PM Oxford Style Debate: True or false- The latest clearing requirements make OTC swaps trading less attractive and push the market towards listed derivatives

True - Chris Dopp, Senior Vice President, Buy-Side Business Development, Eurex

True - Michael O'Brien, Head of Global Trading, Eaton Vance

False - Sol Steinberg, Regional Director, PRIMA

False - Glenn Taitz, Head of Fixed Income Trading, Invesco

  • As the OTC market moves further towards a clearing model, what are the issues in terms of cost and risk?
  • Is increased margin on uncleared transactions pushing buy side firms to trade exchange-traded derivatives to avoid additional costs?
  • Will the new uncleared margin requirements lead to an increase in voluntary clearing of ‘non-cleared’ products or is this not necessary?
  • Are adequate solutions available to make the clearing model more streamlined and efficient, or are the still improvements to be made?
  • With rules governing futures transactions being less restrictive than current swap rules, are we likely to see the futurization of swaps?