2019 ISDA Annual Japan Conference

Friday, October 25, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

Member $375 U.S.

Non-Member $475 U.S.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

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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

9:20 AM Building Momentum in RFRs

A number of public-/private-sector risk-free rate working groups are leading an initiative to move from LIBOR and other interbank offered rates (IBORs) to risk-free rates (RFRs). What stage is the transition at and what is the industry doing to maintain momentum and build liquidity in the new RFRs? How is the buy side and other end users of derivatives preparing for the shift from LIBOR to RFRs? What will benchmark reform mean for cross-currency swaps?

10:20 AM Networking Break

10:45 AM Chairman’s Remarks Eric Litvack

Eric Litvack, ISDA Chairman, Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Strategy, Société Générale Global Banking and Investor Solutions

11:00 AM Keynote Interview Brian D. Quintenz

Brian D. Quintenz, Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

11:20 AM Margin: Countdown to Phase 5

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

12:10 PM Implementing Capital Rules

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 Japan? How might the rules differ from other jurisdictions? How will these requirements interact with other rules like margin requirements and benchmark reform?

1:00 PM Lunch

2:20 PM Guest Speaker

2:40 PM Future of Derivatives: Global or Fragmented?

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?

3:30 PM Networking Break

3:50 PM Standards, Tech and Docs

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?

4:35 PM The Path to Post-trade Efficiency

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?

5:20 PM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

Tokyo Midtown 9-7-1 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-6245 Japan

+81 3 3423 8000

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Eric Litvack

ISDA Chairman, Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Strategy

Société Générale Global Banking and Investor Solutions

Scott O’Malia

Chief Executive Officer


Brian D. Quintenz


U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

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