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.
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.
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, Global Public Policy Group, BlackRock
Stephen is a Managing Director in BlackRock's Global Public Policy Group and a member of the BlackRock Global Public Policy Steering Committee. Stephen focuses on global and European regulatory policy issues impacting end-investors. He represents BlackRock on the ICI's Atlantic Council, ICMA's Asset Management and Investors Council and holds a number of industry advisory roles.
Prior to joining BlackRock in November 2010, Stephen established the Dutch Banking Association's Brussels office and was an Advisor on financial markets policy at the European Banking Federation. Before Brussels, he worked in London at the Financial Services Authority and HM Treasury in a range of supervisory and regulatory policy roles.
Stephen holds a Masters' degree from St. Andrews and London universities.
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.
Director, Public Policy, Fidelity International
Dan moved into financial services after spending six years as a lecturer at the Universities of Oxford and Exeter, where he occupied a number of roles across complaints, financial promotions, retail themes and Treating Customers Fairly (“TCF”).
He then moved to BarclaysGlobal Investors as Europe Head of Regulatory Policy and Training and later took additional responsibility as Europe Head of iShares Compliance. After a short spell as Europe Head of Regulatory Policy at Macquarie Group he joined Fidelity Worldwide Investment in September 2010.
Dan maintains academic interest across a range of subjects including regulatory and financial policy.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.