2019 ISDA Annual Australia Conference

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney (Formerly known as The Westin Sydney)
Sydney

Member $475 U.S.

Non-Member $575 U.S.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Print Agenda 2019 ISDA Annual Australia Conference for

8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM Opening Remarks Scott O’Malia

Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA

9:00 AM Keynote Address Drew Bradford

Drew Bradford, Executive General Manager - Markets, National Australia Bank Limited

9:20 AM Keynote Interview: Building Momentum in RFRs with Christopher Kent Scott O’Malia, Christopher Kent

How is the industry progressing with the move from LIBOR and other interbank offered rates (IBORs) to risk-free rates (RFRs)? What is the future for the BBSW?

  • Progress in the global benchmark reform agenda
  • Future of the BBSW and RBA cash rate
  • Development of forward-looking term rates
  • Implementation of fallbacks for derivatives

Hosted by: Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA
Christopher Kent, Assistant Governor (Financial Markets), Reserve Bank of Australia

9:40 AM Benchmark Reform: Opportunities for Trading and Hedging David Lynch, Pieter Bierkens, Nick Burrough, Andrew Kennedy, Helen Lofthouse, Fiona Trigona

A panel of experts will discuss the steps Australian institutions need to take to prepare for the trading of alternative RFRs and the issues to consider. What will drive trading and liquidity, and where will opportunities exist? How can firms ensure hedges for cash instruments remain effective?

Moderator: David Lynch, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA)
Pieter Bierkens, Group Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Lead, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Nick Burrough, Market Specialist, Bloomberg LP
Andrew Kennedy, Director, Treasury Services, South Australian Government Financing Authority (SAFA)
Helen Lofthouse, Executive General Manager, Derivatives and OTC Markets, ASX Limited
Fiona Trigona, Head of Funding and Balance Sheet, NSW Treasury Group

10:30 AM Networking Break

11:00 AM Chairman’s Remarks Eric Litvack

Eric Litvack, ISDA Chairman, Group Director of Public Affairs, Société Générale

11:15 AM Margin: Countdown to Phase 5 Tara Kruse, Charmaine Byrne, Nick Harrison, Inge Hoogendoorn, Mark Hustwayte

With the phase-five implementation of initial margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives set for September 2020, what steps should participants take to finalize their preparation and what challenges do they face?

  • AANA calculation and disclosure
  • IM threshold monitoring
  • IM calculation
  • IM documentation negotiation

Moderator: Tara Kruse, Global Head of Infrastructure, Data and Non-Cleared Margin, ISDA
Charmaine Byrne, Practice Leader, WIB Legal – Financial Markets, Westpac Banking Corporation
Nick Harrison, Senior Legal Counsel, Future Fund Management Agency
Inge Hoogendoorn, Head of Markets Legal, Corporate & Institutional Banking, National Australia Bank Limited
Mark Hustwayte, Vice-President and Counsel, The Bank of New York Mellon

12:05 PM Implementing Capital Rules Mark Gheerbrant, Stephen Edney, John Feeney, Michael Gordon

The final pieces of the capital framework have been agreed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and will now be implemented by national regulators. What impact will the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book, credit valuation adjustment and SA-CCR have on bank capital requirements in Australia? How might the rules differ between jurisdictions? How will these requirements interact with other rules like margin requirements and benchmark reform?

A Fireside Chat: The Regulatory Perspective with Sean Carmody, Executive General Manager, Risk & Data Analytics, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Hosted by: Mark Gheerbrant, Global Head of Risk and Capital, ISDA

Bank Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Mark Gheerbrant, Global Head of Risk and Capital, ISDA
Stephen Edney, Head of Market Risk Quantitative Support, National Australia Bank
John Feeney, Consultant, IHS Markit in partnership with Martialis Consulting
Michael Gordon, Director, Strategic Risk Solutions, Global Market, Citigroup

12:55 PM Lunch

2:15 PM Keynote Interview Scott O’Malia, Dominic Stevens

Hosted by: Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA
Dominic Stevens, Managing Director and CEO, ASX Limited

2:35 PM Future of Derivatives: Global or Fragmented? Steven Kennedy, Nathan Bourne, Rachel Scanlon, Oliver Williams, Paul Wylie

The Group of 20 has highlighted reducing market fragmentation as a key issue, but what can global standard setters and national regulators do to tackle the issue? Where is fragmentation creating the biggest problems for market participants? What impact has it had on Australian derivatives users?

Moderator: Steven Kennedy, Global Head of Public Policy, ISDA
Nathan Bourne, Senior Executive Leader, Market Infrastructure, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
Rachel Scanlon, Legal Consultant, Goldman Sachs
Oliver Williams, Chief Executive Officer, DTCC Data Repository, Singapore Pte Ltd
Paul Wylie, Head of Risk Asia-Pacific, LCH

3:25 PM Networking Break

3:55 PM Standards, Tech and Docs Katherine Tew Darras, Erryan Abdul Samad, Scott Farrell, Paul Landless

New technologies are being developed and implemented. Documentation is being digitized. Standardization is driving greater automation. But how do these trends link together? What does this mean in practice, and what are the costs and potential benefits?

Moderator: Katherine Tew Darras, General Counsel, ISDA
Erryan Abdul Samad, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA
Scott Farrell, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Paul Landless, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

4:40 PM The Path to Post-trade Efficiency Rishi Kapoor, Jason Ang, Sophie Gerber, Amy Kwan, Katie McDermott

Back-office processes continue to be highly manual, sucking up resources and resulting in operational costs. What’s being done to standardize and automate collateral management, reporting and record-keeping processes? How can firms reduce their back-office burden?

Moderator: Rishi Kapoor, Director, Public Policy, Asia-Pacific, ISDA
Jason Ang, Global Program Manager, TLM Collateral Management, SmartStream Technologies
Sophie Gerber, Co-Chief Executive Officer, TRAction Fintech
Amy Kwan, Head of APAC Post-trade Technology, Bloomberg LP
Katie McDermott, General Manager, Equity Post Trade, ASX Group

5:25 PM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

(Formerly known as The Westin Sydney)

Address: No. 1 Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

Tel: +61 2 8223 1111

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David Lynch

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA)

Erryan Abdul Samad

Assistant General Counsel

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Jason Ang

Global Program Manager, TLM Collateral Management

SmartStream Technologies

Pieter Bierkens

Group Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Lead

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Nathan Bourne

Senior Executive Leader, Market Infrastructure

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

Drew Bradford

Executive General Manager - Markets

National Australia Bank Limited

Nick Burrough

Market Specialist

Bloomberg LP

Charmaine Byrne

Practice Leader, WIB Legal – Financial Markets

Westpac Banking Corporation

Katherine Tew Darras

General Counsel

ISDA

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Stephen Edney

Head of Market Risk Quantitative Support

National Australia Bank

Scott Farrell

Partner

King & Wood Mallesons

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John Feeney

Consultant

IHS Markit in partnership with Martialis Consulting

Sophie Gerber

Co-Chief Executive Officer

TRAction Fintech

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Mark Gheerbrant

Global Head of Risk and Capital

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Michael Gordon

Director, Strategic Risk Solutions, Global Market

Citigroup

Nick Harrison

Senior Legal Counsel

Future Fund Management Agency

Inge Hoogendoorn

Head of Markets Legal, Corporate & Institutional Banking

National Australia Bank Limited

Mark Hustwayte

Vice-President and Counsel

The Bank of New York Mellon

Rishi Kapoor

Director, Public Policy, Asia-Pacific

ISDA

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Steven Kennedy

Global Head of Public Policy

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Andrew Kennedy

Director, Treasury Services

South Australian Government Financing Authority (SAFA)

Christopher Kent

Assistant Governor (Financial Markets)

Reserve Bank of Australia

Tara Kruse

Global Head of Infrastructure, Data and Non-Cleared Margin

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Amy Kwan

Head of APAC Post-trade Technology

Bloomberg LP

Paul Landless

Partner

Clifford Chance LLP

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Eric Litvack

ISDA Chairman, Group Director of Public Affairs

Société Générale

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Helen Lofthouse

Executive General Manager, Derivatives and OTC Markets

ASX Limited

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Katie McDermott

General Manager, Equity Post Trade

ASX Group

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Scott O’Malia

Chief Executive Officer

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Rachel Scanlon

Legal Consultant

Goldman Sachs

Dominic Stevens

Managing Director and CEO

ASX Limited

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Fiona Trigona

Head of Funding and Balance Sheet

NSW Treasury Group

Oliver Williams

Chief Executive Officer

DTCC Data Repository, Singapore Pte Ltd

Paul Wylie

Head of Risk Asia-Pacific

LCH

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Member $475 U.S.

Non-Member $575 U.S.

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