ISLA's 10th Annual Post Trade Conference

Regulation | Technology | Harmonisation

  • 01 October 2019
  • London, UK

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Today’s post-trade and operation worlds operate across a myriad of different systems, practices and processes which, many agree, are long overdue some industry attention. Whilst the weight of mandatory reporting and the shadow of settlement failure penalties and mandatory buy-ins is forcing a change in behaviour, the road to efficiencies and product harmonisation continue to present many challenges. Against this backdrop, ISLA’s 10th Annual Post Trade Conference will consider how preparations for both SFTR and CSDR implementation are progressing ahead of 2020, and which drivers are influencing the industry’s choices in technology solution. Regulatory imperatives aside, can digitalisation and the deployment of smart technologies present real opportunities for efficiency in our industry, as they have in others?

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Tuesday 1st October

08:15 - 09:00

Networking Breakfast

Kindly Hosted By:

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome Remarks

Conference Co-Chair

Michelle Gray Operations Executive J.P. Morgan

09:15 - 09:35

Opening Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker

Mirza Baig Global Head of Governance & Stewardship Aviva Investors

09:35 - 10:00

ISLA 2018/2019 Update

A Year in Review.


Andrew Dyson CEO ISLA

10:00 - 10:50

Key Business Drivers Impacting Our Markets

Business representatives from across the industry review key regulatory, economic and political drivers influencing trading decisions and business development priorities.


Roy Zimmerhansl Practice Lead Pierpoint Financial Consulting Ltd


Valentina Crovato Product Solution Specialist - Collateral Management Euroclear

Stuart Jarvis Managing Director Citibank

Keshava Shastry Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets DWS

10:50 - 11:20

Networking Coffee Break

11:20 - 12:00

Joint ISLA/ICMA/SWIFT Technical Update

On behalf of the ISLA & ICMA SFTR & CSDR Working Groups as well as SWIFT, a joint presentation on the extensive work of the various workstreams across all organisations, including implementation outlook.


Adrian Dale Regulation & Market Practice ISLA

James Montgomerie EMEA Regional Head of Securities Lending & Financing Middle Office Morgan Stanley

Andy Hill Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy ICMA

Richard Comotto Senior Consultant and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Henley Business School ICMA Centre at Reading University ICMA

Paul Janssens Programme Director SWIFT

12:00 - 12:50

Realities of Implementation

Taking the lead from the previous session, this group will consider the practical implications of dealing with the new legislative landscape, including the handling of corporate actions, as well as billing and reconciliation processes.


Adrian Dale Regulation & Market Practice ISLA


Melanie Claasen Programme Manager & Director UBS SFTR & EMIR/EMIR Refit

Sachin Mohindra Executive Director, Post-Trade Business Development & Strategy Goldman Sachs

Thomas Pickett Agency Securities Lending, Product Development J.P. Morgan

David Shone Vice President EMEA Business Solutions, Policy and Control State Street

12:50 - 14:10

Networking Lunch

Kindly Hosted By:

14:10 - 14:30

Digital Regulatory Reporting


Francesca Hopwood Road Head of RegTech and Advanced Analytics Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

14:30 - 15:30

Technology - Realising the Operational Benefits of Digitalisation

This panel will look at how the current regulatory and business agenda is providing a springboard for the market to consider how broader technologies, including the development of Common Domain Models and digital agreement conduits, will potentially change post trade and operational flows. The panel will look at the experience of other markets and products, and what we might expect to see next as the pace of change quickens.


Kathleen Bendernagel Executive Director, Treasury Execution Service Goldman Sachs International


Olly Benkert Co-Founder and Advisor HQLAx

Deepak Sitlani Partner Linklaters

Ian Sloyan Market Infrastructure and Technology ISDA

15:30 - 16:00

Networking Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00

Technology - The Vendor Evolution

Following the success of the super panel during ISLA Lisbon 2018, and the previous technology debate on the future state, this penultimate session will feature many known vendor incumbents from the industry. Looking at the current market as well as regulations, how are their products evolving to the changing technological landscape. What do they feel the market needs, and how are they adapting to remain relevant.


Andrew Dyson CEO ISLA

Mark Faulkner Co-Founder Credit Benchmark


Sunil Daswani Senior Consultant, Securities Lending Solutions MarketAxess

Sabine Farhat Head of Securities Finance Product Management Murex

Pierre Khemdoudi Managing Director and Global Co-head of Equities, Data and Analytics Products IHS Markit

David Lewis Senior Director FIS Global

Iain Mackay Global Product Owner, Post-Trade Services EquiLend

Rajen Sheth CEO Pirum Systems

Martin Walker Head of Product Management Broadridge Financial Solutions

17:00 - 17:30

Making Sense of It All

Drawing upon the overall conference, this final session will pull the themes and threads of the day together.


Jonathan Lombardo Senior Vice President Deutsche Boerse Group


Kathleen Bendernagel Executive Director, Treasury Execution Service Goldman Sachs

Adrian Dale Regulation & Market Practice ISLA

Roy Zimmerhansl Practice Lead Pierpoint Financial Consulting Ltd

17:30 - 17:40

Round Up Of The Day


James Montgomerie EMEA Regional Head of Securities Lending & Financing Middle Office Morgan Stanley

17:40 - 17:45

Closing Remarks by the ISLA Chairman

Jonathan Lombardo Senior Vice President Deutsche Boerse Group

17:45 - 19:00

Networking Drinks Reception



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