11th Annual European Post-Trade Conference | afme

11th AnnualEuropean Post-Trade Conference

23 May 2018 etc venues St Paul's, London



Registration & refreshments


Conference opening remarks

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



Morning keynote address: Brexit investors outlook


Panel discussion: Brexit impact on investors and custodians

  • what are Brexit best / worst case scenarios for the buy side and for custodians?
  • how can effects of fragmentation caused by Brexit be mitigated?
  • to what extent will European markets lose ground to Asian and American markets?

Moderator: Lucy McNulty, Financial Regulation and Brexit, Financial News

Dr Sabine Dittrich, Head of Regulatory Intelligence, UBS Asset Management
Stephen Fisher, Managing Director, Global Public Policy Group, BlackRock
Dan Hedley, Director Public Policy, Fidelity International
John Siena, Assistant General Counsel, Brown Brothers Harriman


Networking break


Presentation: Understanding our post-trade world
Alan Cameron, Head of Brokers Market Strategy, ‎BNP Paribas Securities Services


Panel discussion: The regulatory landscape – CMU and EPTF in a post-Brexit EU

  • what is the significance of the EPTF Report and its proposals in the overall CMU project?
  • what are the conditions precedent and requirements for a successful dismantling of the prioritized EPTF Barriers?
  • will new technologies be a driver or an impediment to early success?

Moderator: Donald Ricketts, Managing Director, Senior Vice President & Senior Partner, Head of Financial Services, ‎Fleishman-Hillard


Maja Augustyn, Senior Public Affairs Advisor, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Andrew Douglas, Managing Director, Government Relations and Chief Executive Officer, European Trade Repository, DTCC
Joël Mérère, Member of the Market Infrastructure Board and Chair of the T2S Harmonisation Steering Group, European Central Bank
Dermot Turing, Independent Expert, EPTF
Richard B. Young, Head of Regulatory Initiatives and Strategy, Open Symbology Group, OpenFIGI


Networking lunch




Afternoon chair’s opening remarks

Dr Werner Frey, Managing Director, Post-Trade, AFME


Afternoon keynote address: The impact of Brexit for European capital markets
Keynote speaker: Jeffrey Tessler, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse
Moderator: Dr Werner Frey, Managing Director, Post-Trade, AFME


Panel discussion: Brexit impact on FMIs and sellside

  • what are Brexit best / worst case scenarios for FMIs and the sell side?
  • how are interdependencies to be assessed in a Brexit environment?
  • what are promising strategies to mitigate negative Brexit impacts?

Moderator: James Pike, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley 

Peter Beardshaw, Managing Director Financial Services, Finance & Risk Practice, Accenture
Dr Alexandra Hachmeister, Chief Regulatory Officer, Managing Director of Group Regulatory Strategy, Deutsche Börse
Marcello Topa, Director, EMEA Market Policy and Strategy, Citi
Senior Representative, LCH


Networking break


Panel discussion: Ways for Post Trade services to reduce cost, risk and inefficiencies

  • are there basic common elements to different approaches to reduce cost and risk?
  • what are deemed the most promising strategies to reduce cost and risk?
  • what are impediments and what are conditions precedent in the implementation of chosen strategies?
  • regulatory views and initiatives to govern projects new blockchain and DLT technologies
  • Crypto Currencies – to what extent can these instruments can be custodised?

Moderator: Rob Scott, ‎Managing Director Head of Custody, Collateral & Clearing, Commerzbank

Mark John, Head of Product & Business Development, Broker-Dealer Services EMEA, ‎BNY Mellon
Agnes Lagier, Head of Product Development for Banks and Brokers Outsourcing, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Bob Santangelo, President of International Sales, Broadridge
Helmut Wacket, Head of the Market Integration Division, European Central Bank
Alessandro Zignani, Commercial Director Post Trade Division, London Stock Exchange Group


Closing roundtable session: Integration of European Capital Markets

Moderator: William Wright, Managing Director, New Financial

Niki Beattie, Founder and CEO, Market Structure Partners
Wolf-Georg Ringe, Professor of Law & Director, Institute of Law & Economics, University of Hamburg


Conference closing remarks
Dr Werner Frey, Managing Director, Post-Trade, AFME


Networking drinks reception