Derivatives Trading Forum: Political Change and the Pandemic

Thursday, July 1 to Thursday, July 29, 2021

This is a pre-recorded Virtual Conference



Recording available until July 29, 2021


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?

This is an ISDA Virtual Conference:

  • This is a recording of the Derivatives Trading Forum: Political Change and the Pandemic conference which took place on June 29, 2021
  • Registrants will have access to the recording until 5:00 PM EDT on July 29, 2021
  • After submitting your registration you will receive a confirmation email with a link to view the documents and recording


Print Agenda Derivatives Trading Forum: Political Change and the Pandemic for

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 Khwaja, Angus McDiarmid, Mario Muth

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 Khwaja, Chief Executive Officer, Clarus Financial Technology
Angus McDiarmid, Director, Tradeweb
Mario Muth, Head of Electronic Fixed Income, Platform and Listed Derivatives Sales, Deutsche Bank AG

10:15 AM Break

10:25 AM Trading Roundtable Bhas Nalabothula, Rick Chan, Scott Fitzpatrick, 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
Scott Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive Officer, Tradition SEF
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, Biswarup Chatterjee, Mark Gheerbrant

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.
Biswarup Chatterjee, ISDA Board Member, Managing Director, Head of Global Markets BC&E Management, Citigroup Global Markets
Mark Gheerbrant, Global Head of Risk and Capital, ISDA

12:25 PM Conference Concludes

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