DerivCon 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
New York

Member US$550

Non-Member US$550

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Print Agenda DerivCon 2019 for

8:15 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks Larry Tabb

9:10 AM Introduction

9:25 AM SEF Rules and Beyond Darcy Bradbury, Christopher Koppenheffer, Darren A. Littlejohn, Nhan Nguyen, Michael J. Otten

What do the new proposed SEF rules mean for market participants and trading venues? Will the proposed changes increase the volume of derivatives traded on venue? This panel will hear views from regulators, SEFs and buy-side and sell-side participants.

10:25 AM Keynote Address Brian D. Quintenz

10:45 AM Coffee Break

11:15 AM Trading Across Borders Bella Rozenberg, Gregory Compa, Matthew VosBurgh, Amir Zaidi

Will the proposed changes to the SEF rules impact the agreement with the EU on the recognition of trading venues? How will CFTC Chairman Giancarlo’s proposed changes to the cross-border framework affect cross-border trading and equivalence? How are other jurisdictions approaching trading venue rules? How will Brexit impact trading on venues?

12:00 PM All Clear? James Rundle, Ruth Arnould, John Horkan, Rajalakshmi Ramanath, William C. Thum, Bob Wasserman

The default at Nasdaq Clearing has refocused attention on CCP best practices. What – if anything – needs to change? This panel will hear the views of clearing participants, CCPs and regulators.

12:45 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Keynote Address Dan M. Berkovitz

2:20 PM Going Automatic Larry Tabb, Daniel Attanasio, Amy Caruso, Charles Post, John Pucciarelli

Derivatives market participants are looking for opportunities to automate post-trade processes and collateral exchange to reduce costs and drive efficiencies. What will it take to transform?

3:00 PM Choosing Where and How to Trade Russell Rhoads, Stephen Berger, Rosario Chiarenza, Anthony Perrotta, Jr., Nicholas Van Dusen

What’s driving the decision to trade on venue versus off-venue? This panel will explore market liquidity, access, and reporting and transparency requirements, as well as proposed changes to pre-execution communication, execution of block and package transactions and straight-through processing, and explore their influence on decision-making.

3:45 PM Coffee break

4:00 PM Benchmark Transformation George Bollenbacher, Ann M. Battle, John P. Boyle, Jack Hattem, Alexis Pederson

Work is progressing on initiatives to adopt risk-free rates as an alternative to interbank offered rates. How is this influencing trading strategies, and how can trading of SOFR-linked products be encouraged? What are the US regulatory issues associated with benchmark transition, and will legacy trades that shift to alternative risk-free rates be subject to trading, clearing and margin requirements?

4:50 PM Keynote Address J. Christopher Giancarlo

5:20 PM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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DerivCon 2019

Ruth Arnould

Managing Director, Associate General Counsel

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Daniel Attanasio

Manager, Product Development


Ann M. Battle

Assistant General Counsel, Head of Benchmark Reform



Stephen Berger

Managing Director, Global Head of Government and Regulatory Policy


Dan M. Berkovitz


U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

George Bollenbacher

Head of Fixed Income Research

TABB Group

John P. Boyle

Senior Manager


Darcy Bradbury

ISDA Board Member, Managing Director

D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.

Amy Caruso

Head of Collateral Initiatives



Rosario Chiarenza

Executive Director, Head of Regulatory Reform Strategy

Morgan Stanley

Gregory Compa

US Head of Compliance


J. Christopher Giancarlo

Senior Counsel

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP


Jack Hattem

ISDA Board Member, Managing Director, Global Fixed Income


John Horkan

Group Chief Operating Officer and Head of North America


Christopher Koppenheffer

Chief Operating Officer, SEF


Darren A. Littlejohn


Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Nhan Nguyen

Special Counsel, Division of Market Oversight

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Michael J. Otten

Executive Director, Global Markets Legal


Alexis Pederson

Senior Company Counsel

Wells Fargo & Company

Anthony Perrotta, Jr.

Head of Product Strategy – Americas


Charles Post

Head of US Consulting Services

JDX Consulting


John Pucciarelli

Director of Strategic Initiatives

AcadiaSoft, Inc.

Brian D. Quintenz


U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Rajalakshmi Ramanath

Executive Director, CIB Clearinghouse Risk & Strategy

J.P. Morgan

Russell Rhoads

Head of Derivatives Research

TABB Group

Bella Rozenberg

Senior Counsel & Head of Regulatory and Legal Practice Group



James Rundle


Waters Magazine,

Larry Tabb

Founder & Research Chairman

TABB Group

William C. Thum

Principal, Global Head of Capital Markets Legal and Regulatory

The Vanguard Group, Inc.

Nicholas Van Dusen

Associate General Counsel

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Matthew VosBurgh

Director, Regulatory Execution Compliance



Bob Wasserman

Chief Counsel, Division of Clearing and Risk

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Amir Zaidi

Director, Division of Market Oversight

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

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