2021 ISDA Europe Conference

Friday, October 22 to Friday, December 10, 2021

Member US$150.00

Non-Member US$175.00

Register for 2021 ISDA Europe Conference

The ISDA Regional Events are back for 2021, giving derivatives and capital markets participants the opportunity to learn about global issues but with a local slant. The four events – focused on North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Japan – will bring delegates cutting-edge intelligence and analysis on key industry topics, as well as exclusive insights from leading regulators and senior market leaders in those regions.


This is a pre-recorded Virtual Conference



Recording available until November 21, 2021


This is an ISDA Virtual Conference: 

  • This is a recording of the 2021 ISDA Europe Conference which took place on Thursday, October 21
  • Registrants will have access to the recording until 5:00 PM GMT on November 21, 2021
  • After submitting your registration you will receive a confirmation email with a link to view the documents and recording


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Friday, October 22, 2021

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9:15 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 AM Opening Remarks Scott O’Malia

Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA

10:10 AM Keynote Address Richard Knox

A Vision for Regulation of UK Financial Markets.

Richard Knox, Co-Director of the Financial Services Group, HM Treasury

10:30 AM Charting its Own Course Fiona Taylor, Matthew Coupe, Caroline Dawson, Tom Duggan, Emma Tan

The UK’s Wholesale Markets Review has set out a number of proposed changes to UK regulation, with the aim of tailoring rules to the circumstances of the UK and removing requirements that limit the ability of investors to access the most liquid pools of capital. What will the proposed changes mean for capital markets and derivatives in the UK?

Moderator: Fiona Taylor, Director, UK Public Policy, ISDA
Matthew Coupe, Director, Global Head of Cross Asset Market Structure, Markets EMEA, Barclays
Caroline Dawson, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
Tom Duggan, Deputy Director, Securities and Markets, HM Treasury
Emma Tan, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, J.P. Morgan

11:10 AM Networking Break

11:30 AM The Future for Clearing Ulrich Karl, Erik Floor, Kirston Winters, Nafisa Yusuf

The European Commission has been meeting with market participants to determine how EU exposure to UK central counterparties can be reduced ahead of the end of a temporary equivalence determination in mid-2022What challenges does this pose, and how do market participants and policy-makers propose to address them?

Moderator: Ulrich Karl, Head of Clearing Services, ISDA
Erik Floor, Global Regulatory Advisor, ABN AMRO Clearing Bank
Kirston Winters, Chief Risk Officer, OSTTRA
Nafisa Yusuf, Vice President, Market Structure, EMEA, BlackRock

12:10 PM Interview Tony Connelly, Scott O’Malia

ISDA CEO Scott O’Malia talks to RTE Europe Editor Tony Connelly, who shares the insights gleaned from his intensive coverage of the Brexit talks and deal, his views on the uncertainty relating to implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol and its implications for peace in Ireland, and what all of this means for regulation of financial services.

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, RTÉ News and Current Affairs
Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA

12:30 PM Lunch and Networking Break

1:10 PM Chairman Remarks Eric Litvack

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

1:20 PM Approaching the Finishing Line Rick Sandilands, Michael Barron, Mike Curtis, Shaun Kennedy, Alexandre Papadacci

With a matter of weeks until 30 LIBOR settings either cease or become non-representative, what’s left for market participants to do? To what extent have firms adopted alternative benchmarks, and how have institutions dealt with legacy LIBOR exposures? What exactly will happen on January 3, 2022, and how important will fallbacks ultimately be? 

Moderator: Rick Sandilands, Senior Counsel, Europe, ISDA
Michael Barron, Director, UK Insurance and Pensions, Deutsche Bank
Mike Curtis, Managing Director, Nomura
Shaun Kennedy, Group Treasurer, Associated British Ports
Alexandre Papadacci, Global Head of Investment Risk and Model Risk, AXA Investment Managers

2:05 PM Keynote Address Ugo Bassi

Legislation relating to derivatives business in the EC's agenda for 2021 and 2022.

Ugo Bassi, Director of Financial Markets, DG FISMA, European Commission

2:25 PM Fixing Regulatory Reporting Andrew Bayley, Que-Phuong Dufournet-Tran, Joanna Lednicka, Angus Moir, Ruddy Vincent, Valentino Wotton

Regulatory reporting requirements have been hampered by a lack of consistency in standards and data fields. How can this be addressed? How are regulators in Europe and elsewhere responding, and how can ISDA’s digital regulatory reporting initiative help? 

Moderator: Andrew Bayley, Director, Data and Reporting, ISDA
Que-Phuong Dufournet-Tran, Senior Regulatory Affairs Director, Trading Services & Analytics, IHS Markit
Joanna Lednicka, Policy Officer, European Securities and Markets Authority
Angus Moir, Senior Manager, Data Collection Transformation, Bank of England
Ruddy Vincent, Director for Data and Digital Solutions, ISDA
Valentino Wotton, Managing Director, Product Development and Strategy, Repository and Derivatives Services, DTCC

3:00 PM Networking Break

3:20 PM Connecting the Docs – A Digital Path Forward for Derivatives Documentation Ciarán McGonagle, Akber Datoo, Emma Patient, Beatrix Pole, Deepak Sitlani, Luke Trigg

ISDA’s suite of documentation has been the industry’s bedrock for relationship formation, regulatory compliance, risk management and trade processing. As innovation in market infrastructures evolve, so has the ISDA legal framework that underpins it.

What’s next for automating the derivatives landscape? This session will focus on the ongoing initiatives to foster an industry move away from paper-based documentation and how these digitization efforts open new opportunities for increased efficiency throughout the trading lifecycle.

Moderator: Ciarán McGonagle, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA
Akber Datoo, Founder & CEO, D2 Legal Technology (D2LT)
Emma Patient, Senior Legal Counsel, HSBC Bank plc
Beatrix Pole, Managing Legal Counsel, Director, NatWest Markets
Deepak Sitlani, Partner, Linklaters LLP
Luke Trigg, Co-founder, Logical Construct

4:00 PM Building a Sustainable Economy Scott O’Malia, Claire Coustar, Belinda Ellington, Chris Staples

With the COP26 summit likely to result in new climate commitments, the importance of sustainable finance and ESG-linked investments and derivatives will continue to increase. How are regulations in the EU and UK adapting in response and what industry initiatives are under way to document, standardize and support this market? What progress is being made in modelling climate risk? 

Moderator: Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA
Claire Coustar, Managing Director, Global Head of ESG, Fixed Income & Currencies, Deutsche Bank
Belinda Ellington, Associate General Counsel, M&SS, Commodities, ESG, Citi
Chris Staples, Corporate Partner, Linklaters LLP

4:40 PM Conference Concludes

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Michael Barron

Director, UK Insurance and Pensions

Deutsche Bank


Ugo Bassi

Director of Financial Markets, DG FISMA

European Commission

Andrew Bayley

Director, Data and Reporting



Tony Connelly

Europe Editor

RTÉ News and Current Affairs

Matthew Coupe

Director, Global Head of Cross Asset Market Structure, Markets EMEA



Claire Coustar

Managing Director, Global Head of ESG, Fixed Income & Currencies

Deutsche Bank

Mike Curtis

Managing Director


Akber Datoo

Founder & CEO

D2 Legal Technology (D2LT)


Caroline Dawson


Clifford Chance LLP


Que-Phuong Dufournet-Tran

Senior Regulatory Affairs Director, Trading Services & Analytics

IHS Markit


Tom Duggan

Deputy Director, Securities and Markets

HM Treasury


Belinda Ellington

Associate General Counsel, M&SS, Commodities, ESG


Erik Floor

Global Regulatory Advisor

ABN AMRO Clearing Bank

Ulrich Karl

Head of Clearing Services



Shaun Kennedy

Group Treasurer

Associated British Ports


Richard Knox

Co-Director of the Financial Services Group

HM Treasury


Joanna Lednicka

Policy Officer

European Securities and Markets Authority

Eric Litvack

ISDA Chairman, Group Director of Public Affairs

Société Générale


Ciarán McGonagle

Assistant General Counsel



Angus Moir

Senior Manager, Data Collection Transformation

Bank of England


Scott O’Malia

Chief Executive Officer



Alexandre Papadacci

Global Head of Investment Risk and Model Risk

AXA Investment Managers

Emma Patient

Senior Legal Counsel

HSBC Bank plc


Beatrix Pole

Managing Legal Counsel, Director

NatWest Markets


Rick Sandilands

Senior Counsel, Europe



Deepak Sitlani


Linklaters LLP


Chris Staples

Corporate Partner

Linklaters LLP


Emma Tan

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

J.P. Morgan


Fiona Taylor

Director, UK Public Policy



Luke Trigg


Logical Construct


Ruddy Vincent

Director for Data and Digital Solutions



Kirston Winters

Chief Risk Officer



Valentino Wotton

Managing Director, Product Development and Strategy, Repository and Derivatives Services



Nafisa Yusuf

Vice President, Market Structure, EMEA



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Basic knowledge of derivatives documentation is beneficial but not mandatory. Some knowledge of financial markets is assumed. No advance preparation is required.

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