11th Annual European Post Trade Conference | afme

11th AnnualEuropean Post Trade Conference

23 May 2018 etc.venues St. Paul's, London



Registration and 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



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: Elizabeth Pfeuti, Deputy Online Editor, Financial News

Kyra Brown, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Dr Sabine Dittrich, Global Head of Regulatory Intelligence, UBS Asset Management
John Siena, Assistant General Counsel, Brown Brothers Harriman


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


Networking break


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, Head of Financial Services, ‎FleishmanHillard

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 Consultant, Clifford Chance and EPTF
Richard B. Young, Industry Relations, Global Data, Bloomberg


Networking lunch




Afternoon chair’s opening remarks

Dr Werner Frey, Managing Director, Post Trade, AFME


Afternoon keynote address: Gamechangers in the post trade market
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 market infrastructures

  • what are Brexit best / worst case scenarios for market infrastructure?
  • how are interdependencies to be assessed in a Brexit environment?
  • what are the issues faced in clearing of cash instruments?
  • what are promising strategies to mitigate negative Brexit impacts?

Moderator: James Pike, Managing Director, Co-Head Equity Operations, Morgan Stanley 

Peter Beardshaw, Managing Director, Finance and Risk Services, Accenture
Dr Alexandra Hachmeister, Chief Regulatory Officer, Deutsche Börse
Matthias Heer, Director & Head International Regulatory Affairs, SIX Group
Roger Nolan, Chief of Staff, LCH Group
Marcello Topa, Market Policy and Strategy Director, Citi


Networking break


Panel discussion: Ways for Post Trade services to transform and evolve whilst looking to the future

  • what common approaches are currently mobilised in order to reduce cost, complexity, risk and inefficiencies?
  • what are the successful criteria deployed in order for wholesale platform transformation and what are the challenges/roadblocks?
  • how do market participants adopt new FinTech in order to help transform and accommodate the changing client servicing requirements?
  • blockchain, Cloud, Big data and Advanced analytics and AI which has the most potential and impact?
  • how does market infrastructure view/interact with participants in respect of exploration/application of new FinTech?
  • crypto Currencies, “Fad or real”, how can these be incorporated into the market and serviced properly?

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

Mark John, Head of Product and Business Development, ‎BNY Mellon
Agnès Lagier, Head of Euronext and Outsourcing Product Development, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Bob Santangelo, President of International Sales, Broadridge Financial Solutions
Helmut Wacket, Head of the Market Integration Division, European Central Bank
Alessandro Zignani, Head of Post Trade Business Development, Monte Titoli-London Stock Exchange Group


Closing roundtable session: Integration of European Capital Markets

Moderator: William Wright, Founder and Managing Director, New Financial

James Cunningham, Managing Director and Senior Advisor, Public Affairs, BNY Mellon
Reza Moghadam, Vice Chairman for Sovereigns and Official Institutions, Morgan Stanley
Georg Ringe, Professor of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg


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


Networking drinks reception