Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Boerse AG
Jeffrey has been a Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG since he joined Deutsche Börse Group in October 2004. He is responsible for the clients, products and core markets division that combines derivatives trading businesses, the clearing houses as well as the settlement and custody business of Deutsche Börse
After having served as Chief Executive Officer of Clearstream since December 2004, Jeffrey became Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Clearstream in October 2015. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG and Vice-Chairman of both the Supervisory Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG and the Board of Directors of Eurex Zürich AG.
Jeffrey is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the trade repository REGIS-TR, a joint venture between Clearstream and Iberclear, Spain. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of China Europe International Exchange AG and of the Global Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems of the World Economic Forum.
Senior Public Affairs Advisor, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Maja is Senior Advisor in Public Affairs in the Strategy department of BNP Paribas Securities Services. She is responsible for the anticipation of risks and opportunities resulting from regulatory developments, and for the design of adequate advocacy responses to them.
Specialized in financial markets and financial market infrastructures, she joined BNP Paribas Group in 2012 and initially worked on advocacy strategy for front office and commercial banking. Today, she is in the back office and in charge of the regulatory strategy relating to clearing, settlement, and securities services. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Maja worked on the regulatory strategy at NYSE Euronext, earlier yet she was working in the European public sector, at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), where she conducted legal research on EU decision-making and the internal market law.
Maja represents BNP Paribas in a number trade associations and contributes to numerous technical groups dealing with clearing, settlement, custody, and shadow banking. She holds a Master's degree in Political Sciences from the University of Berlin, a Master of Laws from the European Law School of Maastricht University, and a Master of Laws in finance law from the Queen Mary School of Law.
Managing Director, Accenture Finance and Risk Services, Accenture
Peter leads Accenture’s UK & Ireland Finance and Risk Practice. He has 22 years of consulting experience with Accenture where he focused on regulatory change, business change, business architecture, governance and programme management. He is an PRA/FCA approved skilled person. He is currently leading Accenture Financial Services Brexit services.
Services provided by the practice cover digital finance, risk and finance analytics, risk operating models, regulation and compliance response and effectiveness, fraud and financial crime, operational risk and resilience.
Senior Public Affairs Manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Kyra is the Senior Public Affairs Manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Her role involves assessing regulatory impact on the business through external engagement with peers, industry associations and policy makers in order to develop understanding, facilitate response and input to developments and assist the business in adapting to change. She is involved in client engagement on regulatory matters, both to understand their needs, and to share insights which may help them with better understanding of potential impacts.
She has many years of experience in financial services, particularly regulation, starting at Scottish Widows in first line business areas, then moving into the Compliance function. She continued in this area at Walter Scott Investment Management and Blackrock, and joined Standard Life Investments, now Aberdeen Standard Investment (ASI) in 2012.
Kyra also focuses on derivatives regulation, is Chair of the Investment Association Derivatives Committee since 2016 and has recently been appointed Vice Chair of EFAMA Trading, Reporting & Market Infrastructures Standing Committee.
Managing Director, Post-Trade, AFME
Stephen is a Managing Director in the Post-Trade Division at AFME and has primary responsibility for clearing, settlement and trade confirmation related issues. He acts as an observer on the ECB’s AMI SeCo, is a member of the T2S Harmonisation Steering Group and supports the relevant AFME groups. Stephen assists AFME’s CSDR Task Force and the Due Diligence Questionnaire Task Force. He is the principal contact at AFME for Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) related matters.
Previously, Stephen was responsible for implementation of equity business strategy in the Post-Trade arena at Deutsche Bank. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Citi, working with operational groups to deliver pan-European market initiatives and represented the company at various market infrastructure and industry user groups.
Head of Broker Market Strategy, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Alan is responsible for initiating and developing clearing and custody solutions for clients of BNP Paribas Securities Services. He has over thirty years’ experience in the securities services industry including sales, product and relationship management. Alan has worked at BNP Paribas Securities Services for the last ten years and previously at Citi for twenty years.
Alan holds a MA in Economic History from the University of Edinburgh and is a Chartered Banker. He is a member of AFME’s post-trade board.
Managing Director and Senior Advisor, Public Affairs, BNY Mellon
James is a Senior Advisor within BNY Mellon’s Office of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs in Europe. His main current focus is on initiatives relating to Brexit, fintech and sustainable finance.
He has a background in regulatory initiatives relating to market infrastructure, post-trade and collateral management, including such topics as CSD Regulation, EMIR, and T2S-related market practice harmonisation work. He is a member of several industry and regulatory-contact working groups, including the European Central Bank’s Advisory Group on Market Infrastructures for Securities and Collateral (AMI-SeCo) and the AMI-SeCo Harmonisation Steering Group.
He is also currently chair of the T2S Corporate Actions Sub-group (CASG), and co-chair of the AFME Post Trade Executive Committee. He has worked in financial services since 1991 in a variety of different positions.
Global Head of Regulatory Intelligence, UBS Asset Management
Sabine is the Global Head Regulatory Intelligence at UBS Asset Management. She has global responsibility for a business-aligned (COO) team of permanent senior regulatory specialists and temporary business analysts for assessing regulatory impact within EMEA, Americas and APAC on strategy and operations and shaping the product, distribution and investment pipeline.
She represents UBS Asset Management in a number of policy focused Steering Committees, is the former Chair of the AFME Post Trade Legal Committee and current Vice-Chair of the EFAMA Distribution and Client Disclosure Standing Committee.
Prior to her current role, Sabine was, within UBS, inter alia Head of EU Public Policy for UBS Group and, prior to her career in UBS, senior Principal Associate for several years at law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in their Financial Institutions Group.
Sabine has worked in Frankfurt, Milan, Paris, Zurich and London. She is author of a number of publication, holds a PhD in international securities law and an MBA of HEC Paris.
Managing Director, Government Relations and Chief Executive Officer, European Trade Repository, DTCC
Andrew is the Managing Director of Government Relations for Europe & Asia at DTCC and Chief Executive Officer of DTCC’s European Trade Repository (DDRL Europe). As CEO of DDRL Europe, he leads day-to-day operations with responsibility for all aspects of the European business, including new product development, regulatory outreach and strategy. As Managing Director of Government Relations, Andrew plays a key role in representing DTCC's public policy positions to officials of the European Union and its Member States as well as multiple jurisdictions in Asia.
Andrew joined DTCC from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), where he most recently served as head of that Belgium-based cooperative's Securities Research and Development Team. During his tenure at SWIFT, he was instrumental in developing the "Giovannini protocol," which harmonized communication standards among equity post-trade infrastructures in Europe.
Prior to joining SWIFT in 1999, Andrew spent two years as Head of the middle office and client service teams for fixed income and money market products at Deutsche Bank's investment bank. He began his financial services career in 1988 at Citibank, where he worked in the clearing and custody business. He has an MBA from Manchester Business School and a B.Sc. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Surrey.
Managing Director, Post Trade, AFME
Werner is the Managing Director of the Post-Trade Division of AFME. From 2002 to 2008 Werner was the CEO of the European Securities Forum, ESF, which was renamed European Securities Services Forum upon its integration in SIFMA Europe in spring 2008.
Prior to joining ESF in 2002, he advised financial institutions, particularly securities infrastructure organisations in Europe. Earlier in his career he has occupied senior positions in banking, and, from 1988 to 1997 was a member of the Executive Board of Bank Leu, since 1990 part of the Credit Suisse Group.
Werner Frey holds a Ph.D.in History, Constitutional Law and Political Sciences from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Chief Regulatory Officer, Deutsche Börse AG
Alexandra is Chief Regulatory Officer and Managing Director of Group Regulatory Strategy of Deutsche Börse AG. Since she joined the company in 1999, she served in various positions and departments including Market Design Functionality, Systems Business Development and Boards & Committees, including managing the Group´s Corporate office prior to becoming Head of Regulatory Strategy. In her role as Chief Regulatory Officer she is responsible for the development, implementation and communication of the Group’s global regulatory strategy and positioning.
She is a member of the Affiliate Members Consultative Committee, International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), a member of the Group of Economic Advisors to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and also of the working group ‘Role of Financial Services in Society’ World Economic Forum (WEF).
Alexandra studied Business Administration and Management in Germany, France and the US, and holds a Ph.D. in Market Microstructure from European Business School.
Head International Regulatory Affairs, SIX Group
Matthias joined SIX as Head International Regulatory Affairs in October 2016 and is occupied mainly with issues and regulatory projects on market access for SIX’s trade and post-trade business.
Before joining SIX, Matthias worked for the Swiss foreign service as Counsellor at the Swiss Mission to the EU in Brussels. He was in charge of the financial services relations between the EU and Switzerland. He had to learn fast about the technical and political complexities around these topics.
Prior to this, he worked as Senior Economist for the Swiss Finance Ministry with focus on financial market policy, spent some time at PartnerRE with the Solvency II implementation and was a Senior Commissioner for the Swiss Supervisory Authority (FINMA). Matthias graduated from University St. Gallen (HSG) with an MA in Economics.
Head of Product and Business Development, BNY Mellon
Mark is the head of Product and Business Development for BNY Mellon’s Pershing and Broker-Dealer Services in EMEA. His key responsibilities include aligning critical areas of strategy and regulatory changes to the growth of its post trade cash equities and fixed income services for buy side and sell side clients.
Mark joined BNY Mellon’s Pershing business in 2006 as head of European Sales. He has since held a number of senior roles covering strategy, relationship management and product development.
Mark has over 25 years’ experience in securities services gained from Clearstream Banking, Chemical Bank/Chase Manhattan and Société Générale, where he held a number of roles including operations, sales, relationship management and securities lending trading.
Head of Euronext and Outsourcing Product Development, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Agnès has over twenty years’ experience in the financial industry. She started her career as a senior consultant in the financial services and joined BNP Paribas Global Markets in 2003.
She has held various positions including Head of Securities Back-Office, Head of Business Management and Head of Strategic Projects within the Strategy and Risks department.
She joined the Securities Services department in 2017, where she now leads the sell-side outsourcing and Euronext product development.
Member of the Market Infrastructure Board and Chair of the T2S Harmonisation Steering Group, European Central Bank
Joël is a member of the Eurosystem Market Infrastructure Board (T2S) since 2015 and Chair of the T2S Harmonisation Steering Group. In this capacity he has been sitting at the European Post-Trade Forum, representing the interests of the T2S Community.
Before retiring from Euroclear he was a member of the Management Committee of Euroclear SA/NV with responsibility for International Policy Affairs. He also chaired the Board of directors of Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear France and Euroclear Nederland. From 1998 until March 2006 he was the CEO of Sicovam S.A. / Euroclear France.
Prior to joining Sicovam S.A. in 1995, Joël worked at the Banque de France for 20 years, where he held a variety of positions. From 1993 to 1995, he was head of the Securities division and served as the Banque de France’s representative on the Board of Directors of Sicovam S.A.
Vice Chairman for Sovereigns and Official Institutions, Morgan Stanley
Reza is Vice Chairman for Sovereigns and the Official Institutions at Morgan Stanley, a position he has held since 2014. Previously, Moghadam served for 22 years at the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”) where he acted as Director of the European Department, responsible for interacting with European policy makers and institutions during the Eurozone crisis, from 2011 to 2014.
Prior to heading the IMF’s European Department, he was Director of Strategy, Policy, and Review Department for three years, and Head of the Managing Director’s office also for three years. In addition, Moghadam worked in both the European and the Asia-Pacific Departments of the Fund.
He holds a BA in Mathematics at Oxford University, an MA in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick.
Chief of Staff, LCH Group
Roger is currently the Chief of Staff for LCH Ltd, joining in 2015. As part of his role he is responsible for leading LCH’s preparations for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. He was previously at Deutsche Bank for nine years working within the Rates Trading and Markets Clearing businesses, with a focus on the development of the bank’s OTC post-trade and clearing strategy. Before joining DB Roger spent 13 years at JP Morgan in a variety of roles.
Managing Director Global Head of Network Management, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Martyn is a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He is accountable for the sourcing, management, oversight and monitoring of relationships of the firm’s large portfolio of cash and securities third party partner banks and financial market utilities (FMUs).
Martyn joined BofAML in May 2016, from Morgan Stanley, with extensive in operations leadership across equities, fixed income, financing, derivatives, cash management and infrastructure. He has front to back operational experience across regional and country levels having previously been based in Hong Kong and Australia.
Martyn has strong industry board membership and regulatory influence. He is currently chair of both the AFME Post Trade Board and the EuroCCP Advisory Board and a member of the Euroclear Bank User Committee.
Deputy Online Editor, Financial News
Liz has been a finance journalist for more than 10 years, having joined the industry after stints in travel and management consulting. At Financial News, she has covered both the buy and sell side, online and print, and latterly launched FN's People section, which spans all aspects of careers, diversity and issues related to working in the City.
Managing Director, Co-Head Equity Operations, Morgan Stanley
James is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Global Co-Head of Equity Trading Operations based in London. He joined the Firm in 2004 as a Vice President in Fixed Income Operations based in London.
In 2009, James moved to Asia to manage Derivative Operations for the region before returning in 2012 to take up the current role as Global Head of Equity Derivative Operations. He was named Executive Director in 2007 and Managing Director in 2013. Previously, James worked for JPMorgan from 1997 until 2004, mostly recently as Vice President.
James earned his Undergraduate degree in Law, graduating in 1997 from Southampton University.
Managing Director, Head of Financial Services, FleishmanHillard
Donald heads FleishmanHillard’s Financial Services Practice in EMEA, where he is responsible for leading on European regulatory, competition and reputational strategy-setting for clients across the finance and banking industry. He joined FleishmanHillard in 2000 having served in the business advisory and assurance practice of one of the world’s leading professional services organisations and in the corporate finance department of a global banking group.
Separate from these roles Donald has worked with the European Commission’s Directorate General for External Political Relations, working with a team of officials with responsibility for external “Security Issues”.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and he is also qualified as a chartered accountant.
Professor of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg
Georg is a Professor of Law and Director of the Institute of Law & Economics at the University of Hamburg. He is also a permanent visiting professor at the University of Oxford, where he teaches courses on financial regulation and corporate law. In Oxford, he is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of European and Comparative Law and an associate member of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance.
Georg research focuses on European and global issues of financial regulation, corporate governance, and insolvency law. He is an editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation, which has been published by Oxford University Press since 2015. He has been advising both the European Commission and the European Parliament on issues of European corporate law. He has held visiting positions in many leading universities around the world, including Columbia Law School.
President of International Sales, Broadridge Financial Solutions
Bob is the President of International Sales at Broadridge Financial Solutions. In this role, Bob is primarily responsible for the expansion of Broadridge’s revenue growth in Europe and Asia. Previously, Bob was responsible for Broadridge’s global Bank Broker Dealer distribution channel, including global sales management, business development and strategic client initiatives.
His experience spans all aspects of capital markets, wealth management and investment management technology, operations and communications. Bob joined Broadridge in 1992, when it was a division of ADP, and has served in various roles of increasing responsibility within our Global Sales and Marketing organization.
Managing Director, Head of Custody, Collateral and Clearing, Commerzbank AG
Rob has over 25 years’ experience in the running and acquisition of front-office businesses lines and in the commercialisation of global core operations of Investment banks, broker dealers and investor service business lines, including Bank of America, Cantor Fitzgerald/BGC, Citi and Deutsche Bank.
He was instrumental in the creation of the first major European outsourcing investment banking global back office whilst at Accenture (Accenture Post Trade Services). He has written and spoken on many topics surrounding the post-trading landscape and its implications to cost containment, transformation and inclusion of FinTech. He also helps advise clients with respect to regulatory understanding and compliance.
Rob currently sits on the Board of the AFME Post Trade division as well as is the Strategic advisor to the CEO of ISITC Europe.
Assistant General Counsel, Brown Brothers Harriman
John is Assistant General Counsel at Brown Brothers Harriman where he heads Asia-Pacific Legal and supports Regulatory Strategy. John previously headed EMEA Legal at BBH (2005-11). Before that he headed EMEA External and Regulatory Affairs at BNY Mellon (2011-14) and supported Northern Trust’s investment management and global custody business lines in EMEA and the U.S. (1988-2005).
John currently chairs the European Focus Committee, Association of Global Custodians, chaired AFME’s Legal Committee and has participated in other associations mostly focused on post-trade matters.
John has authored articles, position papers and submissions to public authorities relating to legal aspects of post-trade matters and investment funds, especially under EU legislation and in connection with global initiatives. John holds a BA degree in European History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Market Policy and Strategy Director, Citi
Marcello is responsible for Market Policy and Strategy within Citi’s EMEA Securities Services team. He covers Citi’s external representation in various European trade associations and regulatory fora in the securities post-trading industry (primarily as member of AFME’s “Post Trade Executive Committee” and as Chairman of EBF’s “Post Trade Working Group”).
Marcello’s expertise at Citi spans over 25 years in multiple roles within Direct Custody and Clearing (sales, product management and risk management). He is member of the ECB’s “Advisory Group on Market Infrastructures for Securities and Collateral” (AMI-SeCo), member of the T2S “Harmonisation Steering Group” (HSG) and chairman of the T2S “DCP Group” (DCPG).
In March 2016 he was appointed by the European Commission as member of the “European Post-Trade Forum” (EPTF).
Independent Consultant, Clifford Chance and EPTF
Dermot was a partner at Clifford Chance until 2014. Since then he served as an independent member of the European Post Trade Forum and has written and spoken on various post-trade issues.
Head of the Market Integration Division, European Central Bank
Helmut is currently the Head of the Market Integration Division at the ECB.
From 1983 – 1999 he worked in different functions for the Deutsche Bundesbank and joined the ECB in 1999 where he has worked in different functions in the Directorate Market Infrastructure and Payments as well as in Market Operations. His focus has been on the development and implementation of policies to support the catalyst and oversight function of the ECB, whose aim is to ensure the smooth functioning of financial market infrastructures.
Helmut has a degree in Business Administration and has a broad background in central banking.
Founder and Managing Director, New Financial
William launched New Financial in 2014 to make the positive case for the vital role that capital markets play in driving prosperity. William is a writer and commentator on investment banking and financial markets. He was a member of the launch team at Financial News in March 1996 and was Editor of the publication between 2004 and 2011.
In this time Financial News established itself as one of the most widely-read and respected publications for the asset management and investment banking industries. He played a central role in the sale of the business to The Wall Street Journal in 2007 and in its subsequent integration into Dow Jones.
He is a regular speaker and moderator at conferences and private events, and commentator on TV and radio news programmes, including the Today programme and BBC News. He studied at Oxford and London universities and INSEAD. Born in the UK, he has also lived and worked in France, Germany and Hungary.
Industry Relations, Global Data, Bloomberg LP
Richard joined Bloomberg in September 2015 in an industry and regulatory relations role in Global Data. This role includes industry and regulatory outreach on the data aspects of Bloomberg’s services for MiFID and other related regulatory initiatives.
Prior to joining Bloomberg, Richard spent 20 years with the financial messaging and standards body – SWIFT, where he held a variety of roles in sales and marketing. At various times Richard represented SWIFT in a number of bodies focused on more efficient post-trade processing, including the EU Commission expert group (CESAME) for securities post trading in 2008/9, the EU Clearing and Settlement Code of Conduct monitoring group and the EGMI group on market infrastructure in 2010/11.
Prior to joining SWIFT Richard held product management roles with a leading global custodian for four years, and before that with the London Stock Exchange, where he oversaw the introduction of the institutional net settlement service.
Head of Post Trade Business Development, Monte Titoli - London Stock Exchange Group
Alessandro joined the London Stock Exchange Group as General Manager of Monte Titoli in 2010 to support the development of the CSD in the light of the entrance in the first wave of T2S. In January 2013 was appointed Commercial Director for the Post Trade Division for the services offered by Monte Titoli and CC&G as Central Counterparty.
He started in Citibank where he spent 11 years between Milan and London covering different roles in Securities Services offered to domestic and international Institutional Clients. In 2000 he joined Unicredit as senior Product Manager where he was responsible for electronic brokerage services and the start-up of an MTF for bond trading called TLX. Responsible for the spin-off of TLX and the transformation into a regulated market, he was after appointed in 2002 Managing Director since 2009.