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About the event

AFME’s 14th Annual European Post Trade Virtual Conference will take place on the 18th & 19th October 2021.

Now in its fourteenth year, the conference is the leading event for the European clearing and settlement industry, and attracts over 250 senior market professionals representing European buy and sell side organisations, regulators, policymakers, central banks and industry service providers.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘The Journey from Analogue to Digital’. Technological advancement in post trade has been a case of evolution not revolution, and has competed with regulatory compliance projects for budget and attention. Now, the emergence of new types of assets, the development of distributed ledgers and other new technologies, and the catalyst of increased remote working, have combined to push the digital agenda to a top priority for market participants and regulators.

Our expert speakers will discuss some of the key questions that will shape the future of the industry, including what the post trade environment looks like for new digital assets, and how new technologies can transform existing processes to generate efficiency gains. The conference will also feature a panel discussion on the positives and negatives of a shortened T+1 settlement cycle which is being considered in the US. Finally, you will hear from leading industry experts on one of the key upcoming regulatory milestones – CSDR Settlement Discipline.

Registration fees:
• AFME member: £149 + VAT
• Non-member: £249 + VAT

Multi-booking discount:
• 10% off when booking 3 or more delegates at the same time
• 20% off when booking 5 or more delegates at the same time

For group bookings, please email events@afme.eu

Complimentary subject to verification:
• Investor: promo code INVESTOR
• Regulator: promo code REGULATOR
• Press: promo code PRESS

Note: Promo codes are case sensitive

How can your business be a part of AFME’s 14th Annual European Post Trade Virtual Conference?

As a partner you could:

• Engage with 250+ European attendees across two days of high value content, videos, live Q&As
• Interactive with polls, surveys and more from your office or home
• Participate in panels on key industry topics
• Sponsor hub and feature multiple pieces of content to ensure your brand and messaging is reaching the right audience
• Gain visibility via our social media channels, website and bespoke promotional marketing to our database of 22,000 industry professionals
• Network and connect with attendees via live-chat


Packages can be tailor-made to suit your company's aim and aspirations. To discuss particular opportunities, please contact Cheryl Chickowski at cheryl.chickowski@afme.eu or on +44 (0)20 3828 2704.

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Who attends?

  • Heads of post trade
  • Investors
  • COOs
  • Market structure specialists
  • Regulators
  • Policymakers
  • Clearing and settlement houses
  • Law firms
  • Consultancies
  • Trading platforms and technology providers
  • Financial associations

Why attend?

  • Engage with 250+ European attendees across 2 days of high value content
  • Build contracts in four hours dedicated to networking
  • Hear up to 25 industry expert speakers
  • Showcase solutions at the event exhibition hub

Registration enquiries

For registration enquiries, please contact Events on events@afme.eu for assistance.

Monday 18 October

08:30
Registration Opens
09:00
Welcome and opening remarks
Martyn Nott,
Managing Director, Global Head of Network Management, Bank of America and Chair, Post Trade Board, AFME
Speaker:
Daisy McAndrew,
Conference Chair
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09:15
Keynote address
Stephan Leithner,
Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse Group and Chairman of Clearstream
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09:45
Panel discussion: DLT and Digital Assets: Has the train now left the station?
  • What is the business case for the use of DLT in settlement processes?
  • What does custody of digital assets look like?
  • How to ensure safety, efficiency and legal certainty in a decentralised environment?
Moderator:
Robert Scott,
Head of Market Infrastructure, Participants & Services, Commerzbank
Speakers:
Elisabeth Noble,
Senior Policy Advisor, European Banking Authority
Philipp Sandner,
Head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC), Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Valeria Zafar,
Director for EMEA Business Development, Digital Asset
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10:45
Speed Networking – Hosted on Meetaway
11:05
Fireside chat: Post Trade and the Pandemic: The impact of Covid-19 on work environment
  • Lookback at the impact of Covid-19 on capital markets and post-trade processing.
  • What lessons have we learned? Are we better prepared for the next pandemic?
  • How are firms overcoming the challenges of the new working environment?
  • What will the “new normal” look like? How are team leaders adapting their approach?
Moderator:
Alan Cameron,
Head of Advisory FIC Client Line, BNP Paribas
Speakers:
Daniela Peterhoff,
Partner, Oliver Wyman
Maurice Evlyn-Bufton,
CEO, Armstrong Wolfe
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11:45
Panel discussion: Assessing the changing landscape for clearing of Euro-denominated products
  • How will the clearing landscape change in the short- and long-term?
  • What will be the consequences if equivalence is not maintained?
  • How can relocation be managed to minimise the risks to market participants?
Moderator:
Jim Brunsden,
Senior Vice President – Financial Services Practice, FleishmanHillard
Speakers:
Fiona Van Echelpoel,
Deputy Director General, European Central Bank
Julien Jardelot,
Head of Europe, Government Relations & Regulatory Strategy, LSEG
Klaus Löber,
Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee (CCP SC), European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
Koen Holdtgrefe,
Co-Head Government and Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Bank
Philip Simons,
Global Head of Sales, Fixed Income Derivatives Funding & Financing, Eurex
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12:45
Close of day one

Tuesday 19 October

12:30
Registration opens
12:45
Welcome address
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12:50
Opening remarks
Corentine Poilvet-Clediere,
Head of RepoClear, Collateral and Liquidity Management, LCH SA
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13:00
Fireside chat with Nathalie Aufauvre: A central bank view on Wholesale CBDC
Moderator:
Peter Tomlinson,
Manager, Post Trade and Prime Services, AFME
Speaker:
Nathalie Aufauvre,
Director General, Financial Stability and Operations, Banque de France
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13:30
Fireside chat with Jennifer Robertson: the CSDR Review in focus
Moderator:
Alex Dockx,
Executive Director, Head of Securities Services Industry Development, J.P. Morgan
Speaker:
Jennifer Robertson,
Acting Head of Unit, European Commission
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14:00
Return to work Anxiety? How to help yourself and your people build resilience and thrive – without doing a PhD and over 20 years of research.
14:30
Panel discussion: CSDR Settlement Discipline: What Next?
  • Assuming that some or all of the measures go live in February 2022, what are the key outstanding challenges for implementation?
  • What can we expect from the legislative proposal in Q4?
  • How will the new rules change existing ways of working?
James Cunningham,
European Regulatory and Market Initiatives, BNY Mellon
Moderator:
Emma Johnson,
Head of Market Advocacy, EMEA, Deutsche Bank AG
Speakers:
Charifa El Otmani,
Head of Capital Markets Strategy (Interim), Swift
Daniel Carpenter,
Head of Regulation, Meritsoft (a Cognizant company)
Jesús Benito,
Head Iberclear-BME, SIX
Matt Johnson,
Director, Digital Platform Management & Industry Relations, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
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15:10
Networking break
15:30
Panel discussion: Digitalisation of Post Trade Processes
  • Where has Covid-19 exposed operational inefficiencies in legacy back-office processes?
  • What are the barriers to automation/digitalisation? Are there regulatory constraints or is it simply market practice?
  • How can the industry and regulators collaborate to build a more digital, modern post trade environment?
  • How can market participants communicate more effectively and efficiently?
  • What benefits does automation bring (efficiency, operational resilience, improved settlement rates etc)
Moderator:
Sonia Paston-Bedingfeld,
Executive Director – Post Trade & Custody Strategy, Network Management, UBS
Speakers:
Goncalo Lima,
Capital Markets Ecosystem Lead, R3
Marcello Topa,
Director, Head of Market Policy and Strategy, Citi
Samuel Riley,
Member of the Executive Board, Clearstream Holding AG and Head of Investor Services & Financing, Clearstream
Stephan Hänseler,
Head SIX SIS, SIX
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16:00
Panel discussion: T+1 Settlement: The Case For and Against in Europe
  • If the US market moves to T+1 settlement, what is the impact on Europe?
  • Should Europe follow suit? What are the challenges?
  • Do the benefits outweigh the costs?
Moderator:
Peter Tomlinson,
Manager, Post Trade and Prime Services, AFME
Speakers:
John Abel,
Executive Director, Settlement and Asset Servicing Strategy, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
Pierre Davoust,
Head of Central Securities Depositories, Euronext CSDs
Sachin Mohindra,
Executive Director, Goldman Sachs
Terri Van Praagh,
Chief Operating Officer, Global Fund Services UK, Northern Trust
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16:30
Close of conference
16:45
Closing remarks

Keynote Speakers

Nathalie Aufauvre

Director General, Financial Stability and Operations, Banque de France

Stephan Leithner

Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse Group and Chairman of Clearstream

Other Speakers

Alan Cameron

Head of Advisory FIC Client Line, BNP Paribas

Alex Dockx

Executive Director, Head of Securities Services Industry Development, J.P. Morgan

Charifa El Otmani

Head of Capital Markets Strategy (Interim), Swift

Corentine Poilvet-Clediere

Head of RepoClear, Collateral and Liquidity Management, LCH SA

Daniel Carpenter

Head of Regulation, Meritsoft (a Cognizant company)

Daniela Peterhoff

Partner, Oliver Wyman

Dave Watson

Chief Strategy Officer, Swift

Elisabeth Noble

Senior Policy Advisor, European Banking Authority

Emma Johnson

Head of Market Advocacy, EMEA, Deutsche Bank AG

Fiona Van Echelpoel

Deputy Director General, European Central Bank

Goncalo Lima

Capital Markets Ecosystem Lead, R3

Jennifer Robertson

Acting Head of Unit, European Commission

Jesús Benito

Head Iberclear-BME, SIX

Jim Brunsden

Senior Vice President – Financial Services Practice, FleishmanHillard

John Abel

Executive Director, Settlement and Asset Servicing Strategy, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)

Julien Jardelot

Head of Europe, Government Relations & Regulatory Strategy, LSEG

Klaus Löber

Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee (CCP SC), European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Koen Holdtgrefe

Co-Head Government and Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Bank

Marcello Topa

Director, Head of Market Policy and Strategy, Citi

Martyn Nott

Managing Director, Global Head of Network Management, Bank of America and

Chair, Post Trade Board, AFME

Matt Johnson

Director, Digital Platform Management & Industry Relations, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)

Maurice Evlyn-Bufton

CEO, Armstrong Wolfe

Philip Simons

Global Head of Sales, Fixed Income Derivatives Funding & Financing, Eurex

Philipp Sandner

Head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC), Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Pierre Davoust

Head of Central Securities Depositories, Euronext CSDs

Robert Scott

Head of Market Infrastructure, Participants & Services, Commerzbank

Sachin Mohindra

Executive Director, Goldman Sachs

Samuel Riley

Member of the Executive Board, Clearstream Holding AG and

Head of Investor Services & Financing, Clearstream

Sonia Paston-Bedingfeld

Executive Director – Post Trade & Custody Strategy, Network Management, UBS

Stephan Hänseler

Head SIX SIS, SIX

Terri Van Praagh

Chief Operating Officer, Global Fund Services UK, Northern Trust

Valeria Zafar

Director for EMEA Business Development, Digital Asset