Derivatives Trading Forum: Trading ESG Products

Thursday, September 30, 2021

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This third event in the Derivatives Trading Forum series will explore how derivatives markets and trading strategies will be affected by increased global focus on climate change and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.


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 September 30, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT  |  Timezone Converter
  • Miss part of the event or aren't able to watch live? The recording will be available to registrants until October 30, 2021


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

Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA

9:05 AM Keynote Address

A senior regulator will discuss the evolving regulatory landscape for ESG instruments.

Speakers to be Announced.

9:30 AM Trading Carbon Scott O’Malia, Michael Leonard, Scobie Mackay, Chris Staples

Efforts are under way to develop a robust, global voluntary market for trading carbon credits, in addition to the various compliance schemes across the globe. How much progress has been made, and what challenges need to be overcome? What is the industry doing to develop documentation to support this market?

Moderator: Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA
Michael Leonard, ISDA Board Member, Regional VP Europe and Africa, Refining and Products Trading, BP
Scobie Mackay, Managing Director, Commodity and Global Markets, Macquarie
Chris Staples, Corporate Partner, Linklaters

10:10 AM Break

10:15 AM The Next Surge in Sustainable Finance: Trading and Hedging Opportunities in ESG Derivatives and Potential Risks and Implications Simon Maisey, Claire Coustar, Olga Roman, Frédéric Samama

A variety of ESG products, indices and derivatives have emerged in recent months. How can these instruments support the transition to a more sustainable economy and what are investors looking for? What role are ESG indices and derivatives playing in asset allocation decisions?

Moderator: Simon Maisey, Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Development, Tradeweb
Claire Coustar, Managing Director, Global Head of ESG, Fixed Income & Currencies, Deutsche Bank
Olga Roman, Head of Research, ISDA
Frédéric Samama, Chief Responsible Investment Officer , CPR AM, Amundi

Additional Speakers to be Announced.

11:00 AM Fireside Chat Steven Kennedy, Bob Litterman

ISDA talks with a leading participant in the shift to a greener economy.

Moderator: Steven Kennedy, Global Head of Public Policy, ISDA
Bob Litterman, Chairman of the Risk Committee, Kepos Capital LP.

11:20 AM Break

11:25 AM ESG and Capital Panayiotis Dionysopoulos, Sigurd Naess-Schmidt, Bengt Redlinger, Anastasios Zavitsanakis

How do regulatory capital rules treat carbon and other ESG products, and what impact will this have on trading volumes? How are market participants modelling and stress testing the risks posed by climate change?

Moderator: Panayiotis Dionysopoulos, Head of Capital, ISDA
Sigurd Naess-Schmidt, Partner and Director of Economics, Copenhagen Economics
Bengt Redlinger, Director, Regulatory Capital Policy, Bank of America
Anastasios Zavitsanakis, APAC Head Recovery, Resolution Strategy and Regulatory Liason for Sustainability, UBS AG

Additional Speakers to be Announced.

12:10 PM Developing a Regulatory Framework Bella Rozenberg, Jason Norman Lee, Deborah North

How are regulators adapting to the growth in sustainable finance and ESG? This panel will explore the current and potential regulatory issues in the ESG space.

Moderator: Bella Rozenberg, Senior Counsel & Head of Regulatory and Legal Practice Group, ISDA
Jason Norman Lee, MD, Head of Regulatory and Compliance, Temasek
Deborah North, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP

Additional Speakers to be Announced.

1:00 PM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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