10th Annual European Post-Trade Conference | afme

10th AnnualEuropean Post-Trade Conference

Safe and efficient Post-Trade - time for action

18 May 2017 The Berkeley, London


Morning keynote address. Download the presentation here by Professor Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen Group Limited

Presentation on LEI requirements. Download the presentation here by Richard B. Young, OpenFIGI

Presentation on Due diligence questionnaires - Save time and money. Download the presentation here by Alan Cameron, BNP Paribas

Presentation on LEI requirements. Download the presentation here by Chris Johnson, HSBC


Conference registration and refreshments


Chair's opening remarks
Stephen Burton, Managing Director, Post-Trade, AFME


Morning keynote address: Distributed ledger technology in post-trade and settlements

Keynote speaker: Professor Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman, Z/Yen Group
Introduced by: Stephen Burton, Managing Director, Post-Trade, AFME


 Panel 1: DLT and digitalisation – practical implications and challenges for post-trade

  • hype vs reality – what is the current state of play for DLT and digitalisation in post-trade functions?
  • cyber security – how does increased digitalisation affect the risk and what steps are being taken to prevent cyber-attacks?
  • what regulatory challenges does the implementation of DLT in post-trade face? Are regulators inhibiting or assisting?
  • where will we be in 12 months’ time - what major innovations and changes will be delivered?

Moderator: Paul Bodart, Independent Expert, EPTF

Philippe Denis, Head Blockchain Lab CIB/CDO BP2S, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Robert Palatnick, Managing Director, Chief Technology Architect, DTCC
David Treat, Managing Director, Global Head FS Blockchain Practice, Accenture
Gavin Wells, Head of Europe, Digital Asset
Anthony Woolley, Managing Director, UK CIO, Société Générale


Networking break and refreshments


Presentation: LEI requirements
Chris Johnson, Senior Product Manager, Market Data, HSBC Securities Services
Richard B. Young
,Head of Regulatory Initiatives and Strategy, Open Symbology Group, OpenFIGI


Panel 2: Impact of Brexit on post-trade

  • article 50 outlook – what are the main scenarios, high level political issues relevant to post-trading area?
  • what will be the key measures to avoid financial instability?
  • what could the impact of a Euro location policy be on European markets?
  • what are the potential effects of Brexit on other areas such as TR and trading?
  • the Norwegian and Swiss models – pros, cons and potential for the UK
  • how do members of the EU 27 perceive implications of Brexit?

Moderator: Diana Dijmarescu, Managing Director, EMEA Head of Markets and Infrastructures Management, J.P. Morgan

Dr. Alexandra Hachmeister, Chief Regulatory Officer, Managing Director of Group Regulatory Strategy, Deutsche Börse
Simon Puleston Jones, Head of Europe, FIA
Roger T. Storm, Deputy CEO, Head of Risk Operations and Business Development, SIX c-clear AG
Anders Tvilde, Manager, Sector and Infrastructure, Nordea Bank


AFME's 3rd Annual European Post-Trade Awards

Presented by: Martyn Nott, Managing Director, Global Head of Network Management, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Chair, AFME Post-Trade Board


Networking lunch hosted by




Presentation – Due diligence questionnaires - Save time and money

  • update on the progress of AFME due diligence questionnaires
  • how you can save time and money
  • next steps and audience questions

Alan Cameron, Global Solutions Sponsor - Clearing and Custody Services, ‎BNP Paribas Securities Services


Panel 3: EPTF - Industry analysis and proposals on post-trade reform in the context of CMU

  • mandate, objectives and achievements of EPTF
  • key elements of the EPTF analysis and proposals
  • most controversial topics among EPTF members
  • expected impact of the EPTF report in the context of CMU

Moderator: Joël Mérère, Member, EPTF

Soraya Belghazi, Secretary General, ECSDA
Simon Helm, Head of Regulatory Affairs, TP ICAP
Dr. Markus Kaum, Attorney at Law, Munich Re
Marcello Topa, EMEA Market Policy and Strategy Director, Citi


Networking break and refreshments


Afternoon keynote address: The financial regulatory agenda

Keynote speaker: Ugo Bassi, ‎Director, DG FISMA, European Commission
Introduced by: Dr. Werner Frey, Managing Director, Post-Trade, AFME


Panel 4 – Post-trade regulation - blessing or curse?

  • which key elements of legislation will improve the post-trade landscape?
  • what are the main challenges facing the industry and law makers?
  • are there any business opportunities stemming from regulation?
  • are current levels of legislation sufficient?

Basu Choudhury, Business Intelligence, Nex-Traiana
Alison Debattista, Director – Legal Regulatory Policy, Barclays
Angus Fletcher
, ‎ Head of Market Advocacy, Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank
Fabrizio Planta,
Acting Head of Markets Department and Head of the Post-Trading Unit, ESMA

Chair's closing remarks
Stephen Burton
, Managing Director, Post-Trade, AFME

10th Anniversary drinks reception