ISDA India Derivatives Markets Forum

Charting the Next Phase of India’s OTC Derivatives Market

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Sofitel Mumbai BKC
Mumbai

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

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12:15 PM Registration and Networking Lunch

1:35 PM Opening Remarks Scott O’Malia

Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA

1:40 PM Keynote Address

2:00 PM Economic Outlook and the Role of Financial Markets Huzefa Deesawala, Abheek Barua, Sunil Mehta, Muzammil Patel, Srinivas Varadarajan

This panel will examine the current economic landscape in India and the outlook for future growth. It will also explore the pivotal role that financial markets and derivatives play in supporting and shaping India’s economic policies.

Moderator: Huzefa Deesawala, Chief Financial Officer, ISDA
Abheek Barua, Chief Economist, HDFC Bank
Sunil Mehta, Chief Executive, Indian Banks’ Association (IBA)
Muzammil Patel, Chief Executive Officer, Acies
Srinivas Varadarajan, Managing Director & Head of Global Emerging Markets, India, Deutsche Bank AG

2:40 PM India’s Derivatives Market – Evolution and Future Growth Prospects Steven Kennedy, Venkat Nageswar Chalasani, Harshit Gupta, Jayesh H, Arnaud Sénéchal, Sravankumar Vajjula

Regulators have taken action to liberalize the country’s derivatives markets, providing firms with greater opportunity to hedge risks arising from their business activities, using both over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivatives markets. What further steps are necessary to develop a risk management culture and achieve best practices in risk governance? What can industry participants do to further develop India’s derivatives markets?

Moderator: Steven Kennedy, Global Head of Public Policy, ISDA
Venkat Nageswar Chalasani, Chief Executive, Association of Mutual Funds in India (AFMI)
Harshit Gupta, Executive Director, Risk and Finance, Acies
Jayesh H, Co-Founder, Juris Corp
Arnaud Sénéchal, Executive Director, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Asia Pacific, J.P. Morgan
Sravankumar Vajjula, Head - Derivative Product and Interbank, ICICI Bank

3:30 PM Networking Break

3:55 PM Fireside Chat

ISDA CEO Scott O’Malia talks to a senior regulator about India’s regulatory priorities.

4:25 PM The Regulatory Landscape Benoît Gourisse, Ravindranath Gandrakota, Prashant Joshi, Tara Kruse, Ashwani Sindhwani, Tajinder Singh

India’s regulators have implemented significant legal and regulatory reforms in recent years to support the growth of derivatives markets. This panel will consider the outcome of these reforms and propose additional changes that could further help the development of safe and efficient OTC derivatives markets in India.

Moderator: Benoît Gourisse, Head of Public Policy, Asia Pacific, ISDA
Ravindranath Gandrakota, Chief Executive Officer, Fixed Income Money Market and Derivatives Association of India (FIMMDA)
Prashant Joshi, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Global Markets, APAC, BNP Paribas
Tara Kruse, Global Head, Derivative Products and Infrastructure , ISDA
Ashwani Sindhwani, Chief Executive, Foreign Exchange Dealers' Association of India (FEDAI) 
Tajinder Singh, Deputy Secretary General, The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) 

5:05 PM Closing Remarks

Agenda is subject to change.

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Sofitel Mumbai BKC 

C-57, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai – 400 051

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Abheek Barua

Chief Economist

HDFC Bank

Venkat Nageswar Chalasani

Chief Executive

Association of Mutual Funds in India (AFMI)

Huzefa Deesawala

Chief Financial Officer

ISDA

Ravindranath Gandrakota

Chief Executive Officer

Fixed Income Money Market and Derivatives Association of India (FIMMDA)

Benoît Gourisse

Head of Public Policy, Asia Pacific

ISDA

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Harshit Gupta

Executive Director, Risk and Finance

Acies

Jayesh H

Co-Founder

Juris Corp

Prashant Joshi

Head of Regulatory Affairs, Global Markets, APAC

BNP Paribas

Steven Kennedy

Global Head of Public Policy

ISDA

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Tara Kruse

Global Head, Derivative Products and Infrastructure

ISDA

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Sunil Mehta

Chief Executive

Indian Banks’ Association (IBA)

Scott O’Malia

Chief Executive Officer

ISDA

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Muzammil Patel

Chief Executive Officer

Acies

Ashwani Sindhwani

Chief Executive

Foreign Exchange Dealers' Association of India (FEDAI) 

Tajinder Singh

Deputy Secretary General

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) 

Arnaud Sénéchal

Executive Director, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Asia Pacific

J.P. Morgan

Sravankumar Vajjula

Head - Derivative Product and Interbank

ICICI Bank

Srinivas Varadarajan

Managing Director & Head of Global Emerging Markets, India

Deutsche Bank AG

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