2019 ISDA Annual Europe Conference

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Member US$475.00

Non-Member US$575.00

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Print Agenda 2019 ISDA Annual Europe Conference for

8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM Opening Remarks Scott O’Malia

Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA

9:00 AM Keynote Address Dawn D. Stump

Dawn D. Stump, Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

9:20 AM Building Momentum in RFRs Rick Sandilands, Rich Fox, Shaun Kennedy, Jaap Kes, Jonathan Seymour, Axel van Nederveen

A number of public-/private-sector risk-free rate working groups are leading an initiative to move from LIBOR and other interbank offered rates (IBORs) to risk-free rates (RFRs). What stage is the transition at, and what is the industry doing to maintain momentum and build liquidity and trading activity in the new RFRs? How is the buy-side and other end-users of derivatives preparing for the shift from LIBOR to RFRs?

  • Progress in the global benchmark reform agenda
  • Implications of the EU Benchmarks Regulation / €STR transition
  • How to build liquidity and trading
  • Development of forward-looking term rates
  • Interaction between cash and derivatives products
  • Implementation of fallbacks for derivatives / the ISDA protocol

Moderator: Rick Sandilands, Senior Counsel, Europe, ISDA
Rich Fox, Head of Markets Policy, Financial Conduct Authority
Shaun Kennedy, Group Treasurer, Associated British Ports
Jaap Kes, Head of Market Risks & Execution, ING Group Treasury
Jonathan Seymour, Data Strategy, Bloomberg
Axel van Nederveen, ISDA Board Member, Managing Director, Treasurer, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

10:20 AM Networking Break

10:45 AM Chairman’s Remarks Eric Litvack

Eric Litvack, ISDA Chairman, Group Director of Public Affairs, Société Générale

11:00 AM Keynote Interview David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group

11:20 AM Margin: Countdown to Phase 5 Tara Kruse, Tanya Bagley, François Baratte, Vanaja Indra, Emma Patient, Nick Steele

With the phase-five implementation of initial margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives set for September 2020, what steps should in-scope firms take to finalise their preparations, and what challenges do they face?

  • AANA calculation and disclosure
  • IM threshold monitoring
  • IM calculation
  • IM documentation negotiation

Moderator: Tara Kruse, Global Head of Infrastructure, Data and Non-Cleared Margin, ISDA
Tanya Bagley, Head of Investments and Markets Legal, BT Pension Scheme
François Baratte, Senior Industry Affairs Adviser, ALFI
Vanaja Indra, Market and Regulatory Reform Director, Insight Investment
Emma Patient, Senior Legal Counsel, HSBC Bank plc
Nick Steele, Managing Director, Barclays

12:05 PM What Next for European Regulation? Roger Cogan, Haroun Boucheta, Caroline Dawson, Michael Percival

A new European Parliament, a new European Commission – what does this mean for the European regulatory pipeline for derivatives? What impact will Brexit have on EU and UK derivatives regulation? This panel will consider the European to-do list and the priority issues.

Moderator: Roger Cogan, Head, European Public Policy, ISDA
Haroun Boucheta, Head of Public Affairs, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Caroline Dawson, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
Michael Percival, EMEA Head of Regulatory Affairs, JP Morgan

12:45 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Guest Speaker: Outlook for Brexit Donald Ricketts

Donald Ricketts, Managing Director, Head of Financial Services, FleishmanHillard

2:20 PM Future of Derivatives: Global or Fragmented? Steven Kennedy, Kris Nathanail-Brighton, Dr Kay Swinburne, Charlie Thornton

The Group of 20 has highlighted reducing market fragmentation as a key issue, but what can global standard setters and national regulators do to tackle the issue? Where is fragmentation creating the biggest problems for market participants?

Moderator: Steven Kennedy, Global Head of Public Policy, ISDA
Kris Nathanail-Brighton, Policy Advisor - Emerging Regulatory Issues, IOSCO
Dr Kay Swinburne, UK Vice Chair of Financial Services, KPMG
Charlie Thornton, Counselor to the Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

3:00 PM The Path to Post-Trade Efficiency Amy Caruso, Ted Allen, Arjun Jayaram, Nara Kodihalli, Duncan Scott

Back-office processes continue to be highly manual, sucking up resources and resulting in operational costs. What’s being done to standardise and automate collateral management, reporting and record-keeping processes? How can firms reduce their back-office burden?

Moderator: Amy Caruso, Head of Collateral Initiatives, ISDA
Ted Allen, Vice President, Capital Markets Collateral, FIS
Arjun Jayaram, CEO and Founder, Baton Systems
Nara Kodihalli, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, OpenRisk Technologies
Duncan Scott, Margin Transit Utility Product Development, DTCC-Euroclear GlobalCollateral Ltd.

3:40 PM Networking Break

4:00 PM Standards, Tech and Docs Ian Sloyan, Richard Hay, Kelly Mathieson, Ciarán McGonagle, Angus Moir, Marcus Robinson

New technologies are being developed and implemented. Documentation is being digitised, and digital standards such as ISDA CDM are facilitating and driving greater automation via technology. But how do these trends link together? What does this mean in practice, and what are the costs and potential benefits?

Moderator: Ian Sloyan, Director, Market Infrastructure and Technology, ISDA
Richard Hay, UK Head of Fintech, Linklaters LLP
Kelly Mathieson, Head of Enterprise Solutions, Digital Asset
Ciarán McGonagle, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA
Angus Moir, Technical Specialist, Bank of England
Marcus Robinson, Head of Group Business Development, LCH

4:45 PM Keynote Address Robert Ophèle

Robert Ophèle, Chairman, AMF

5:00 PM The CDS Market: Next Steps Jonathan Martin, Darren Banfield, David Benton, Helen Boyd, Andrew Lally

Industry experts and regulators discuss the future of the CDS market.

Moderator: Jonathan Martin, Director, Market Infrastructure and Technology, ISDA
Darren Banfield, Portfolio Manager, CQS (UK) LLP
David Benton, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
Helen Boyd, Manager, Trading Conduct and Settlement Policy, Financial Conduct Authority
Andrew Lally, Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

5:30 PM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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Ted Allen

Vice President, Capital Markets Collateral


Tanya Bagley

Head of Investments and Markets Legal

BT Pension Scheme

Darren Banfield

Portfolio Manager


François Baratte

Senior Industry Affairs Adviser


David Benton


Allen & Overy LLP

Haroun Boucheta

Head of Public Affairs

BNP Paribas Securities Services


Helen Boyd

Manager, Trading Conduct and Settlement Policy

Financial Conduct Authority

Amy Caruso

Head of Collateral Initiatives



Roger Cogan

Head, European Public Policy



Caroline Dawson


Clifford Chance LLP

Rich Fox

Head of Markets Policy

Financial Conduct Authority


Richard Hay

UK Head of Fintech

Linklaters LLP


Vanaja Indra

Market and Regulatory Reform Director

Insight Investment


Arjun Jayaram

CEO and Founder

Baton Systems

Steven Kennedy

Global Head of Public Policy



Shaun Kennedy

Group Treasurer

Associated British Ports


Jaap Kes

Head of Market Risks & Execution

ING Group Treasury


Nara Kodihalli

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

OpenRisk Technologies


Tara Kruse

Global Head of Infrastructure, Data and Non-Cleared Margin



Andrew Lally


Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Eric Litvack

ISDA Chairman, Group Director of Public Affairs

Société Générale


Jonathan Martin

Director, Market Infrastructure and Technology



Kelly Mathieson

Head of Enterprise Solutions

Digital Asset


Ciarán McGonagle

Assistant General Counsel



Angus Moir

Technical Specialist

Bank of England


Kris Nathanail-Brighton

Policy Advisor - Emerging Regulatory Issues



Robert Ophèle



Scott O’Malia

Chief Executive Officer



Emma Patient

Senior Legal Counsel

HSBC Bank plc


Michael Percival

EMEA Head of Regulatory Affairs

JP Morgan


Donald Ricketts

Managing Director, Head of Financial Services



Marcus Robinson

Head of Group Business Development



Rick Sandilands

Senior Counsel, Europe



David Schwimmer


London Stock Exchange Group

Duncan Scott

Margin Transit Utility Product Development

DTCC-Euroclear GlobalCollateral Ltd.

Jonathan Seymour

Data Strategy


Ian Sloyan

Director, Market Infrastructure and Technology



Nick Steele

Managing Director



Dawn D. Stump


U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Dr Kay Swinburne

UK Vice Chair of Financial Services



Charlie Thornton

Counselor to the Chairman

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission


Axel van Nederveen

ISDA Board Member, Managing Director, Treasurer

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


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