2022 ISDA Canada Conference

Canadian Regulatory Updates

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
The Westin Harbour Castle

Member US$850 ($809.50 + $40.50 GST)

Non-Member US$975 ($928.50 + $46.50 GST)

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Educational Credits

7.5 CLE Credit Hours Available (New York)
Transitional and Nontransitional

7.5 CPE Credit Hours Available

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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8:15 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks Katherine Tew Darras

Katherine Tew Darras, General Counsel, ISDA

9:00 AM Canadian Regulatory Update Lisa Mantello, Candace Pallone, Tim Reibetanz

This panel will provide an overview of current pending Canadian regulations and ISDA’s advocacy work on behalf of its members regarding those regulations.

Lisa Mantello, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Candace Pallone, Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Tim Reibetanz, Senior Legal Counsel, Derivatives Branch, Ontario Securities Commission

10:30 AM Morning Break

10:45 AM CDOR Transition Ann M. Battle, Lisa Mantello, Harri Vikstedt, Karl Wildi

Upon a recommendation by the Canadian Alternative Reference Rate Working Group (CARR), the administrator of CDOR has announced it will cease publication of all three of CDOR’s remaining tenors after June 2024.  This panel will discuss the strategy for transitioning derivatives and related products away from CDOR and what firms can do to prepare.

Ann M. Battle, Senior Counsel, Market Transitions & Head of Benchmark Reform, ISDA
Lisa Mantello, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Harri Vikstedt, Senior Policy Director, Financial Markets Department, Bank of Canada
Karl Wildi, Managing Director & Vice-Chair, Global Markets, CIBC World Markets

11:30 AM Benchmarks Lessons Learned Ann M. Battle, Ilene K. Froom, Sharmini Mahendran, Emily O’Donohue

Almost a year after 30 LIBOR settings permanently ceasing or becoming non-representative, how has the market adapted? How are firms using alternative rates and have trading strategies changed? What has the market discovered through this process? What additional work is required before the remaining US dollar LIBOR tenors cease or potentially become non-representative after June 2023?

Ann M. Battle, Senior Counsel, Market Transitions & Head of Benchmark Reform, ISDA
Ilene K. Froom, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Sharmini Mahendran, Associate General Counsel & Managing Director, BMO Financial Group
Emily O’Donohue, Director and Associate General Counsel, Derivatives, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

12:30 PM Luncheon

1:45 PM Recent ISDA Developments Douglas J. Donahue, Mark New, Frederick O. Quenzer, Deepak Sitlani

This panel will provide an overview of some of ISDA’s current projects and recent publications, including ISDA’s 2022 Securities Financing Transactions (SFT) documentation, digital asset initiatives and ISDA’s work regarding the development of contractual standards for ESG-related products and issues to consider relating to sustainability-linked derivatives.

Douglas J. Donahue, Partner, Linklaters LLP
Mark New, Senior Counsel, Americas, ISDA
Frederick O. Quenzer, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA
Deepak Sitlani, Partner, Linklaters LLP

2:45 PM Afternoon Break

3:00 PM Regulatory IM After Phase 6 Go-Live Tara Kruse, Mark New, Heather Smith

September 1, 2022 ushered in the final phase of regulatory margin implementation. Panelists will consider questions such as: How have Phase 6 firms handled the transition? Are firms relying on IM threshold monitoring or have they completed all their documentation? How has ISDA Create helped firms to put that documentation in place? And when will IM be a fully business as usual process?

Tara Kruse, Global Head, Infrastructure, Data and Non-Cleared Margin, ISDA
Mark New, Senior Counsel, Americas, ISDA
Heather Smith, Senior Counsel, Commercial Product Development, ISDA
Additional Speakers to be Announced.

3:45 PM Sanctions and Derivatives Mark New

Overview of recent sanctions, including Venezuela and the Russian Federation and its impact on derivatives and what steps ISDA has taken to assist firms in mitigating the unintended impact of such sanctions on derivatives markets.

Mark New, Senior Counsel, Americas, ISDA
Additional Speakers to be Announced.

4:15 PM Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

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The Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6, Phone: +1 416-869-1600

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Ann M. Battle

Senior Counsel, Market Transitions & Head of Benchmark Reform



Katherine Tew Darras

General Counsel



Douglas J. Donahue


Linklaters LLP


Ilene K. Froom


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP


Tara Kruse

Global Head, Infrastructure, Data and Non-Cleared Margin



Sharmini Mahendran

Associate General Counsel & Managing Director

BMO Financial Group

Lisa Mantello


Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Mark New

Senior Counsel, Americas



Emily O’Donohue

Director and Associate General Counsel, Derivatives

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Candace Pallone


McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Frederick O. Quenzer

Assistant General Counsel



Tim Reibetanz

Senior Legal Counsel, Derivatives Branch

Ontario Securities Commission

Deepak Sitlani


Linklaters LLP


Heather Smith

Senior Counsel, Commercial Product Development



Harri Vikstedt

Senior Policy Director, Financial Markets Department

Bank of Canada

Karl Wildi

Managing Director & Vice-Chair, Global Markets

CIBC World Markets


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Registration fee is for one person to attend the entire event. Pass may not be split between multiple attendees.
Groups of three or more attendees from the same firm can receive a 20% discount on event registrations. To register your group, please email conferences@isda.org prior to the event.

Member US$850 ($809.50 + $40.50 GST)

Non-Member US$975 ($928.50 + $46.50 GST)

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

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  • CLE

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