2019 ISDA Annual Europe Conference

Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

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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

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

10:20 AM Networking Break

10:45 AM Chairman’s Remarks Eric Litvack

Eric Litvack, ISDA Chairman, Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Strategy, Société Générale Global Banking and Investor Solutions

11:00 AM Keynote Interview David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group

11:20 AM Margin: Countdown to Phase 5

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 finalize their preparations, and what challenges do they face?

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

12:05 PM What Next for European Regulation?

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.

12:45 PM Lunch

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

Donald Ricketts, Head of Financial Services, Fleishman-Hillard

2:15 PM Future of Derivatives: Global or Fragmented?

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?

3:00 PM The Path to Post-Trade Efficiency

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

3:40 PM Networking Break

4:00 PM Standards, Tech and Docs

New technologies are being developed and implemented. Documentation is being digitized, 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?

4:45 PM Keynote Address Robert Ophèle

Robert Ophèle, Chairman, AMF

5:00 PM Networking Cocktail Roundtables

Industry experts lead informal discussions on a selection of topics, accompanied by cocktails.

  • Environmental, Social and Governance: How do Derivatives Fit?
  • The Future for CDS
  • Financing Emerging Markets

5:30 PM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD. Phone +44 (0) 203 808 9700. A map to the venue can be found here. You will be required to provide photo identification in order to enter the venue. Please ensure you present this at the ground floor reception or you may be refused entry.

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Eric Litvack

ISDA Chairman, Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Strategy

Société Générale Global Banking and Investor Solutions

Scott O’Malia

Chief Executive Officer


Robert Ophèle



Donald Ricketts

Head of Financial Services


David Schwimmer


London Stock Exchange Group

Dawn D. Stump


U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

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Member $375 U.S.

Non-Member $475 U.S.

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