11th Annual European Post Trade Conference | afme

11th AnnualEuropean Post Trade Conference

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


Thank you to our partners.

Lead Partner

  • BNP Paribas

    BNP Paribas

    BNP Paribas Securities Services is a multi-asset servicing specialist with local expertise in 36 markets around the world and a global reach covering 90+ markets. This extensive network enables us to provide our institutional investor clients with the connectivity and local knowledge they need to navigate change in a fast-moving world.

    As of 31 December 2016, BNP Paribas Securities Services had USD 9,070 trillion in assets under custody, USD 2,067 trillion in assets under administration, 10,166 funds administered and over 10,080 employees.


  • Accenture


    Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 442,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

    Visit us at www.accenture.com.

  • Pershing


    Pershing provides a broad range of financial business solutions to investment banks, broker-dealers, wealth managers, financial planners and advisers across EMEA. We provide sophisticated front-end technology and flexible middle office capabilities with execution, settlement and custody services. These are supported by a robust regulatory and compliance framework with dedicated client asset experience and expertise.

    AuC as of 31 December 2017: £63B

  • Broadridge


    Broadridge, a global fintech leader with $4 billion in revenue, provides communications, technology, data and analytics. We help drive business transformation for our clients with solutions for enriching client engagement, navigating risk, optimising efficiency and generating revenue growth. Our institutional-grade trading and operations platform delivers real-time insight from consolidated data streams, improved client responsiveness and the best possible ROI. With over five decades of experience delivering post-trade processing, we are uniquely positioned to drive innovation, mutualise costs and help capital markets firms get ahead of today’s challenges and capitalize on what’s next.

  • Clearstream


    Clearstream is a leading global financial infrastructure provider delivering efficient, innovative securities services in over 110 countries. With over €13 tn in assets under custody, Clearstream operates an International Central Securities Depositories (ICSD) serving the international issuer and investor community and national CSDs in Germany and Luxembourg. After migration to the pan-European settlement platform, TARGET2-Securities (T2S), Clearstream enhanced its service offering to allow clients to settle in commercial and central bank money via a single platform. Clients benefit from harmonised connectivity channels,  a streamlined custody network and improved asset servicing and collateral management services.

  • DTCC



    With more than 40 years of experience, DTCC is the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry. Industry owned and governed, the firm simplifies the complexities of clearing, settlement, asset servicing, data management and information services across asset classes, bringing increased security and soundness to financial markets.

    Regulatory compliance is a key issue for market participants across the post-trade space. Vast new regulations have led to significant mandates on financial firms while recent geopolitical events have created uncertainty over the direction of the regulatory environment.

    DTCC works with it clients to help them understand how new and existing regulations can affect their post-trade processes. We create solutions that helps firms to mitigate the impact of key regulations and ensures both compliance and operational efficiency.

    To learn more, please visit www.dtcc.com/regulatory-compliance or connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

  • Monte Titoli - London Stock Exchange Group

    Monte Titoli - London Stock Exchange Group

    Monte Titoli, is a leader in Post-Trade industry, with c. €3.3 trillion of assets under custody.
    Monte Titoli offers pre-settlement, settlement, custody, asset servicing and collateral management services as Issuer and Investor CSD as well as issuer services to a large domestic and international client base of 184 banks, brokers, CCPs and stock exchanges and 2,400 issuers.

    In 2017, Monte Titoli settled 44.6 million transactions with an increase of 3% over previous year and a settlement rate of 97,4%.
    In September 2017, Monte Titoli has submitted the re-authorization request to operate as national CSD, according to the new regulation CSDR: the whole process is expected to be closed by year end.
    Monte Titoli is increasing its international focus through its T2S Gateway service, to provide customers with a whole range of services, from settlement to asset servicing.

    In 2017 the CSD launched an innovative fiscal service, to support the “Yankee Bonds” issued by Italian Banks and Corporate to place fixed income securities on the US market, in compliance with Rule 144A.Further to this, X-COM, Monte Titoli’s Triparty Collateral Management service guaranteed by CC&G, saw a strong increase in transacted assets up to €5.3bn

    Monte Titoli is part of the London Stock Exchange Group.

  • The Financial Instrument Global Identifier

    The Financial Instrument Global Identifier

    The Financial Instrument Global Identifier (FIGI) is the only open data standard for identifying financial instruments across the globe. Defined and issued by the Object Management Group, Bloomberg was nominated to be the Registration Authority and a Certified Provider for the standard. The FIGI is a comprehensive, open and unchanging identifier that helps financial market participants, third-party data providers, exchanges, governments, settlement agencies and regulators improve connectivity, interoperability, transparency, and efficiency in the financial market place. Now available to the industry at no cost, OpenFIGI.com provides direct access to multiple tools for identifying, mapping and requesting free and open symbology datasets. This user friendly platform provides the ultimate understanding for how a unique identifier, combined with accurate, associated metadata can eliminate redundant mapping processes, streamline the trade workflow and reduce operational risk.

  • Thomas Murray

    Thomas Murray

    Founded in 1994 TM is independent and controlled by management and staff. We currently have 70 staff globally with presence in London (Headquarters), New York, Toronto and Melbourne.
    We are a unique firm of Post-Trade Risk and custody specialists with an Inch-wide, mile deep philosophy.

    The company provides comprehensive data-driven evaluation and monitoring of global, regional and local market custodians, cash correspondents, prime brokers, transfer agents, CSDs, CCPs and local capital markets together with industry-tailored applications for monitoring regulations, taxes, and market practices in over 100 markets.


Media Partners

  • Best Execution

    Best Execution

    Best Execution reviews the issues that impact the achievement of best execution in the global securities markets throughout the trading lifecycle (from pre-trade to trade execution to post-trade). Increasingly driven by regulation we report on the seismic shifts that are occurring in capital markets across asset classes, with a key focus on the cutting-edge technology solutions and services that are needed to meet these changes.


  • Financial News

    Financial News

    Lead Media Partner

    If it matters to the financial services sector, then you can read it in FN. Over more than two decades, Financial News has delivered unmatched insight and coverage of the issues that are most important to career-driven professionals working in the financial services industry. Packaged up in a mobile-friendly website and a weekly print edition, our content is complimented by our well-respected power lists, including FN 100 Women and the Fintech 40, as well as a raft of exciting events.

    Visit www.fnlondon.com

  • Fintech Futures

    Fintech Futures

    FinTech Futures is a digital publishing platform for the worldwide fintech community.

    Built on the renowned Banking Technology brand, FF provides daily news, analysis and expert commentary across a comprehensive range of areas: FinTech, PayTech, RegTech, WealthTech, LendTech and InsurTech.

    Our broad readership and solid reputation, combined with in-depth coverage across fintech on a worldwide scale, makes us the leading resource for technology buyers, sellers, developers, integrators and other specialists across the sector.

    FF also incorporates:

    - Monthly Banking Technology magazine in print and digital
    - Banking Technology Awards, an annual event recognising excellence and innovation in the use of IT in financial services, and the people who make it happen
    - Paybefore, a global paytech publication

    Get in touch for more information:

  • Global Custodian

    Global Custodian

    Global Custodian has established itself over 25 years as the authoritative editorial voice of the global securities services industry. Through a combination of print, online and digital audio and video publications, Global Custodian provides comprehensive news and feature-led coverage and analysis of all operational and administrative aspects of the securities services industry. Our growing events series are also addressing the most topical themes in the industry, bringing together the securities services community across the world.

  • IFLR



    International Financial Law Review (IFLR) is the market-leading financial law publication for lawyers specialising in international finance at major banks, investment institutions and securities firms, lawyers from international law firms, and senior banking executives.

    IFLR's mission has been to provide professionals in the financial services industry with focused, practical and digestible reports on matters affecting international finance.

    Visit www.IFLR.com for more information.

  • MLex


    MLex is an independent media organization providing exclusive market insight, analysis and commentary on regulatory risk. Our customers, the world’s leading law firms, corporations, advisory firms and regulators, rely on our reporting to ensure they are well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities posed by regulatory change as well as to mitigate the risks.

    We have a track record of uncovering regulatory risk before it breaks in other news outlets. Offering up-to-the-minute coverage of regulatory threats and opportunities from the perspectives of M&A, antitrust and trade defense, as well as data privacy and security, we also specialize in sector-specific regulation across TMT, energy and financial services.

    MLex’s coverage spans the world’s foremost regulators in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

  • SFM


    For industry professionals in securities finance and collateral management, getting beyond the hype and understanding how news events and regulatory announcements will affect their business can be a challenge.

    Securities Finance Monitor publishes news and regulatory analysis on securities finance, collateral and derivatives. The web portal and magazine offer evaluations of important news articles; speeches, research reports and regulatory releases that often need an experienced eye to understand the meaning or impact.

    Securities Finance Monitor is built on the research and consulting work of Finadium, a global consultancy firm in capital markets.


  • TheDESK


    We need to talk about bonds. Liquidity has been sucked out of the credit markets by regulation. It can only be replaced by a structural change in the secondary market, or a change to the issuance model in the primary market. Neither is happening right now. Fixed income trading costs are opaque at best, so achieving best execution in the bond market seems an impossible task. Wedded to illiquidity, a lack of price transparency could threaten to impact issuers.

    The DESK provides buy-side traders with precise detail on the macro-drivers, events and plans that are shaping liquidity and price discovery in fixed income markets. Published quarterly, The DESK delivers facts from the frontline of trading, opinion on the potential of new initiatives and support for fixed income desks across investment firms. Talking about bonds starts at The DESK.


  • The TRADE

    The TRADE

    The TRADE delivers insight to trading professionals at the world's largest asset managers and investment banks, and boasts an audience that includes buy-side dealers, high frequency traders, fund managers, sell-side brokers, FinTech innovators and regulators. Our content focuses on the day-to-day responsibilities of our readership, comprised of informed editorial on regulation, corporate innovation, peer group analysis and insights from industry luminaries.

    Contact info:

    Tel: +44 20 7397 3807 


Event Endorsers

  • AIMA


    The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with more than 1,900 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than $2 trillion in assets. AIMA draws upon the expertise and diversity of its membership to provide leadership in industry initiatives such as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programmes and sound practice guides.

    AIMA works to raise media and public awareness of the value of the industry. AIMA set up the Alternative Credit Council (ACC) to help firms focused in the private credit and direct lending space. The ACC currently represents over 100 members that manage $350 billion of private credit assets globally.  AIMA is committed to developing skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) – the first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists. AIMA is governed by its Council (Board of Directors).

    For further information, please visit AIMA’s website, www.aima.org.

  • AGC


    Established in 1996, the Association of Global Custodians is a group of 12 financial institutions that provide securities safekeeping services and asset-servicing functions to primarily institutional cross-border investors worldwide.  As a non-partisan advocacy organization, the Association represents members’ common interests on regulatory and market structure matters through comment letters, white papers and interaction with legislative and regulatory authorities and financial industry organizations. The member banks are competitors, and the Association does not involve itself in member commercial activities or take positions concerning how members should conduct their custody and related businesses. Baker & McKenzie LLP acts as the Association's Secretariat and Counsel. 

  • EACH


    The European Association of CCP Clearing Houses (EACH) represents the interests of Central Counterparties (CCPs) in Europe since 1992. CCPs are financial market infrastructures that significantly contribute to safer, more efficient and transparent global financial markets. EACH currently has 19 members from 15 different European countries. EACH is registered in the European Union Transparency Register with number 36897011311-96.

    EACH works with public authorities and industry stakeholders in order to:

    • Offer the consolidated opinion of our membership in regulatory discussions and consultations
    • Help member CCPs to agree appropriate standards and guidelines for the industry


    European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA) represents 39 national and international central securities depositories (CSDs) across 37 European countries. The association provides a forum for European CSDs to exchange views and take forward projects of mutual interest. It aims to promote a constructive dialogue between the CSD community, European public authorities and other stakeholders aiming at contributing to an efficient and risk-averse infrastructure for European financial markets.

    CSDs are financial market infrastructures recording securities for all issuers of transferable securities admitted to trading. They perform domestic and cross-border settlement of securities transactions, securities safekeeping and related services.
    More information on ECSDA and CSDs is available on https://ecsda.eu

  • ICMA


    ICMA Executive Education is a partnership between ICMA and the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading. We work together to develop the highest quality of training, delivered by current and former financial markets practitioners.

    Over four decades of market experience and academic expertise gives ICMA Executive Education a unique advantage in the provision of quality training and education for the financial markets. ICMA Executive Education courses are internationally recognised and are benchmark qualifications for both the front office and operations areas of the business. They are designed to be interactive and equip participants with practical skills they can use in their day-to-day jobs.

    The courses attract an international client base and are an opportunity to network with counterparts from a whole host of financial institutions. We welcome delegates from the top tier investment banks, stock exchanges, law firms and regulatory bodies.

  • ISLA


    ISLA is a trade association which represents the interests of participants within the securities lending and borrowing markets. Formed in 1989, ISLA has over 140 members comprising of asset managers, banks, insurance companies, pension funds, securities dealers and service providers. The ISLA team now consists of five full-time staff and are guided by an elected board of fifteen professionals who represent firms from all parts of the industry globally.

    ISLA’s aims include:

    • Working with regulators to provide a safe and efficient framework for securities lending
    • Highlighting new market developments
    • Ensuring sound industry practices
    • Enhancing the public profile of the securities lending industry
    • Fostering good communication and co-operation with other trade associations
    • Promoting the use of the Global Master Securities Lending Agreement (GMSLA) as the market standard legal agreement


    The Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) is the UK’s leading trade association for firms that provide investment management and financial advice to everyone from individuals and families to charities, pension funds, trusts and companies.

    Our full member firms deal directly with clients.

    PIMFA was created in June 2017 as the outcome of the merger between the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) and the Wealth Management Association (WMA) and represents over 2080 full and associate member firms.

    Our mission is to create an optimal operating environment so that our member firms can focus on delivering the best service to their clients, providing responsible stewardship for their long-term savings and investments. We lead the debate on policy and regulatory recommendations to ensure that the UK remains a global centre of excellence in the wealth and investment management and financial advice arena.