Derivatives Trading Forum: Political Change and the Pandemic

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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Derivatives markets have had to adapt to several big changes over the past 18 months, from the coronavirus pandemic to Brexit. How have trading desks, venues and other infrastructure adapted to the new landscape?


Registration for this event will close 2 hours before the live broadcast

This is an ISDA Virtual Conference:

  • Registration for this conference is complimentary
  • Event will be live on June 29, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 12:25 PM EDT  |  Timezone Converter
  • Miss part of the event or aren’t able to watch live? The recording will be available to registrants until July 29, 2021


Educational Credits

4 CLE Credit Hours Available (New York) Transitional and Non-Transitional

4 CPE Credit Hours Available

3.5 CPD Credit Hours Available (England and Wales)

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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9:00 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks Scott O’Malia

Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA

9:10 AM Keynote Address Robert Ophèle

A senior regulator will discuss the big issues on the agenda for 2021.

Robert Ophèle, Chairman, AMF

9:30 AM The Post-Brexit Trading Landscape Roger Cogan, Amir Khwaga, Angus McDiarmid

Brexit has led to changes in trading patterns and behavior, with increased volumes in euro- and sterling-denominated interest rate swaps taking place on US swap execution venues amid a lack of trading venue equivalence between the EU and UK. Where will liquidity in euro- and sterling-denominated swaps end up? How have trading firms and platforms responded to changing market dynamics – and who are the winners?

Moderator: Roger Cogan, Head, European Public Policy, ISDA
Amir Khwaga, Chief Executive Officer, Clarus Financial Technology
Angus McDiarmid, Director, Tradeweb

10:15 AM Break

10:25 AM Trading Roundtable Bhas Nalabothula, Rick Chan, Michael Stanley

A group of senior executives from trading firms and venues discuss current trends in markets, including liquidity and trading patterns, and potential challenges that need to be addressed.

Moderator: Bhas Nalabothula, Head of European Institutional Rates, Tradeweb
Rick Chan, Portfolio Manager, Global Macro Hedge Fund Strategies, PIMCO
Michael Stanley, ISDA Board Member, Managing Director, Bank of America

11:10 AM Keynote Address Dawn D. Stump

A senior regulator outlines how agencies have adapted oversight to changing market structure.

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

11:30 AM Break

11:40 AM Public Policy Lessons and Implications for Derivatives and other Financial Markets Steven Kennedy, Darcy Bradbury

How did financial markets, including derivatives, perform and function during the pandemic? What strengths and weaknesses were revealed – and what changes are policy-makers and market participants considering in light of them?

Moderator: Steven Kennedy, Global Head of Public Policy, ISDA
Darcy Bradbury, ISDA Board Member, Managing Director, D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.

Additional Speakers to be Announced.

12:25 PM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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Darcy Bradbury

ISDA Board Member, Managing Director

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

Rick Chan

Portfolio Manager, Global Macro Hedge Fund Strategies



Roger Cogan

Head, European Public Policy



Steven Kennedy

Global Head of Public Policy



Amir Khwaga

Chief Executive Officer

Clarus Financial Technology

Angus McDiarmid




Bhas Nalabothula

Head of European Institutional Rates



Robert Ophèle




Scott O’Malia

Chief Executive Officer



Michael Stanley

ISDA Board Member, Managing Director

Bank of America

Dawn D. Stump


U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

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Some knowledge of derivatives documentation is assumed. No advance preparation is required.

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