The Athens Exchange Group was pleased to welcome speakers and participants at the 2022 ATHEX Derivatives & Stock Lending Forum, seeking to spark a productive dialogue on the status and the prospects of the Greek Derivatives and Stock Lending Markets.

The event brought together local and international Derivatives and Stock Lending Markets participants and ATHEX executives. The agenda included keynote presentations and workshops, aiming to examine all aspects impacting the growth of the Markets in Greece and discuss alternative solutions.



9:00 - 10:00
Arrival - Registration - Welcome Breakfast
10:00 - 12:00
Opening Session - Keynote Presentations
Welcome Session - Housekeeping notes
Presenter: Nikos Koskoletos

Keynote 1

Laying the foundation for Greek Capital Markets' Growth
Presenter: Yianos Kontopoulos

The Greek Capital Market is at a crossroad. The ATHEX Group CEO, Mr. Yianos Kontopoulos, will present the key pillars of the strategy that will lead to the growth of the Athens Stock Exchange in the present difficult global environment and its repositioning as a leading regional trading venue and an engine of sustainable economic development in Greece.

Keynote 2

A view on the status of the Derivatives Market in Greece
Presenter: Nikos Kontaroudis
Vice Chairman, HCMC

The presentation will offer a review of the evolution of the Derivatives Markets in the recent years as well as their growth prospects.

Keynote 3

Greek Capital Market Development Strategy
Presenter: Marialena Athanasopoulou
Special Secretary for Private Debt Management, Ministry of Finance

The Greek Capital Market has gone through a very hard time in the last 12 years due to the Greek debt crisis and the global pandemic. This session will elaborate on the strategy and the measures the Greek government is taking to revive the Greek Capital Market and support its growth.

Keynote 4

Technology Solutions for the Futures Trading Business
Presenter: Steve Stewart

EVP Sales, EMEA and Europe Region Manager, Trading Technologies

A review of the technology solutions used by the world's most active Derivatives markets with emphasis on infrastructure, applications and data needs.

Keynote 5

The Securities Lending Market in Europe: Key Insights
Presenter: Fredrik Carstens
Public Affairs Advisor, ISLA

A review of the latest European Securities Lending Markets insights by a representative of the International Securities Lending Association (ISLA)

12:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:30
Workshop 1

Relaunching the Index Futures and Index Options Derivatives Market
The participants will support their views on issues such as:
- How will Index Futures become the market flagship, a position currently held by Stock Futures
- How will Index Futures and Options trigger the interest from institutional investors
- How alpha generation strategies could be effectively used in the Greek market

14:30 - 14:45
Coffee Break

14:45 - 16:15
Workshop 2

Stock Lending and Borrowing in the Greek Capital market

Improving the Stock Lending Mechanism in the Athens Stock Exchange
Following the introductory presentation of the stock lending products in the Greek market today
and suggestions on quick wins for improvement, the participants will exchange views on:
- The quick wins and motives to increase the supply of stocks
- Best practices used to cover fail trades with less cost for investors
- The importance of stock lending for increasing liquidity in the market

16:15 - 16:30
Closing Remarks

16:30 - 17:30
Networking Drinks






Nikos Koskoletos

Yianos Kontopoulos

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Nikos Kontaroudis
Vice Chairman, HCMC

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Marialena Athanasopoulou
Special Secretary for Private Debt Management, Ministry of Finance

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Steve Stewart
Trading Technologies, EVP Sales,
EMEA and Europe Region Manager

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Fredrik Carstens
Public Affairs Advisor, ISLA

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Athenaeum Intercontinental Athens
Syngrou Avenue 89 93, Athens, 11745 Greece





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