Chief Investment Officer, CCLA
James is responsible for all of the company's investment activities on behalf of our clients.
James joined CCLA in in 2006 as Chief Investment Officer. He was previously Head of Asset Management and CIO at Abbey and CIO for Barclays Asset Management Group and BZW Portfolio Management.
James joined the City in 1988 following postgraduate research in applied economics and asset allocation at Cambridge University.
He is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI, he is on the advisory group of the CFA Institute and is a trustee of the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance and Trees for Cities.
Deputy Governor, Markets and Banking, Bank of England
Dave Ramsden joined the Bank to become Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking on 4 September 2017. He is responsible for oversight of Markets and Banking directorates. Dave is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, the Financial Policy Committee and the Prudential Regulation Committee. He is also the Chair of the RTGS/CHAPS Board.
Before joining the Bank, Dave was Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury and Head of the Government Economic Service from 2007 – 2017. He was responsible for advising on UK macroeconomic policy and was the Government's representative of the meetings of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee. Previous to that he held a number of civil service roles including leading the Treasury work advising on whether the UK should join the Euro.
Dave was awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours 2004 and made a Knight Bachelor in the New Year Honours 2015. He graduated with an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University in 1986 and received an MSC in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1990.
Dave is a Trustee of Pro Bono Economics and a visiting Professor at Kings College London. His outside interests include cycling, rock climbing and hill walking.
Director General, European Central Bank
Marc leads the Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments at the European Central Bank. Previously he managed the T2S Programme as T2S Programme Manager and, before that managed dossiers related to the promotion of market integration and the definition of the Eurosystem’s operational framework, focusing in particular on payment systems and market infrastructure. He has authored publications on the market infrastructure integration and related issues, such as the euro repo market. He is an active member and chairman of European and international working groups and frequently speaks at international conferences.
Before joining the ECB he worked for ten years at SICOVAM S.A. (now Euroclear France), in particular as Adviser to senior management. He graduated from CERAM with a master’s degree in Finance, having specialised in audit and post-market infrastructure.
Global Head of Securities Services Technology & Change, HSBC
Stephen Bayly has been with HSBC since 1997, starting as a developer in the Asset Management Group. He has been Head of HSBC Securities Services (HSS) Technology since February 2014 during which time he also led the Global Markets Operations and Finance & Product Control technology teams. In 2018 he was appointed to lead Securities Services Technology and Change function. Previous roles include Global Head of Fund Services Technology in which capacity he was responsible for the design and implementation of the award-winning Middle Office Programme.
Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.), IBERCLEAR
Jesús Benito is Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.) of IBERCLEAR since 2006.
In September 2017, he has been appointed as Member of the BME Management Committee as Head of the Settlement and Registry Unit. He is Chairman of the T2S CSDs Steering Group (CSG) since the creation of this Group in 2012. In T2S, he is involved in other T2S different Groups, such as AMI-SeCo, the Harmonization Steering Group, among others.
He is also participating in the CSD Operational Group (COG), group chaired by the European Central Bank and the US Federal Reserve with the 12 most important CSDs around the globe. As from 1st July 2018, he is Vice-Chairman of REGIS-TR. He has been involved in the European CSD Association (ECSDA) as member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Jesús has participated in numerous international Groups, among others: the European Commission's Clearing and Settlement Advisory and Monitoring Expert Group (CESAME and CESAMEII), Monitoring Operating Group (MOG). In addition to his role as Iberclear CEO, he was also managing director of REGIS-TR, the Trade Repository of Clearstream and Iberclear as well as general secretary of the Board and Board member of Link-Up Markets. Before joining Iberclear in 2000, he worked for Banco de España from 1988 to 2000, as Head of Section responsible for CSD links and securities settlement policy issues.
He has a Business Degree from Complutense University.
Head of Public Affairs, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Haroun is Head of Public Affairs for BNP Paribas Securities Services since September 2018 defining and implementing the influence strategy to anticipate impacts of regulatory developments for BNP Paribas Securities Services and its clients.
Before joining BNP Paribas Securities Services, Haroun was, from 2010 to 2018, Director within the Regulatory Strategy Team of Société Générale Global Banking & Investor Solutions with responsibility for coordinating the business response to the evolving regulatory environment across the investment bank in particular.
From 2007 to 2010, Haroun worked as Regulatory Lawyer for Société Générale and prior to this he was Legal Counsel at LCH SA from 2004 to 2007.
Haroun holds a PhD in Financial Law and is also Associate Professor of Law in France.
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.
From October of 2018 Michael has been appointed Chairman elect for The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment ( CISI).
Michael previously spent 35 years with BNY Mellon, the last 7 years serving as Chairman of BNY Mellon Europe, Middle East and Africa. In that role Michael was responsible for BNY Mellon’s governance culture in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and led regional strategy development, execution and the delivery of enterprise initiatives in the region. Michael joined BNY Mellon over 35 years ago, starting initially as a credit and risk analyst. Michael was then appointed as a corporate finance banker to special industry clients, including Securities, Oil and Gas and Telecoms between 1986 and 1993. Michael then joined the Depositary Receipts (DR) division where he continued to work on many DR equity capital raising transactions, including numerous privatisations and equity offerings around the world. Michael ran BNY Mellon's Issuer Services Group in Hong Kong for seven years from 1993-2000, before serving as CEO of the company’s global Depositary Receipts business. He was BNY Mellon’s EMEA Chairman since 2011.
External to AFME, Michael sits on numerous financial service industry associations, a member and co-chair of the Wholesale Banking Group of the European Financial Services Chairman’s Advisory Council (EFSCAC), as well as a member of the advisory council for TheCityUK, and FICC Markets Standards Board Advisory Council. The British American Business International Advisory Board (recent past Advisory Board member), the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) Advisory Board. He is also a Board and Executive Committee Member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). He is Trustee of a mental health charity CWMT Org and director of Ranmore Strategic Advisory.
Based in London Michael has 3 children.
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Director - EMEA Product Management, Deutsche Bank
With a substantial background in the industry covering all components of the post-trade value chain with previous tenures at Euroclear, Cantor Fitzgerald and UBS, Michael Collier brings with him a wealth of Securities Services experience.
Michael joined Deutsche Bank in 2009, and has held a number of leadership roles in asset servicing operations, market advocacy and his current role Securities Services product management. Within product management, Michael plays a key role in the future roadmap of the custody product and supporting clients in the delivery of both strategic solutions and regulatory compliance.
Michael is continuing his work on driving the European Harmonisation initiative participating on behalf of Deutsche Bank on expert working groups such as the Corporate Actions Joint Working Group (CAJWG), Stock Events Working Party (SEWP), UK Market Implementation Group (UK-MIG), European Market Implementation Group (E-MIG), T2S Corporate Action Sub Group (CASG), UK Custody Working Group (UK-CWG) and is currently chair of the AFME Post Trade Asset Services Committee.
Senior Advisor, 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.
Research Editor, Funds Europe and CAMRADATA
Bob is Research Editor of Funds Europe and CAMRADATA, providing analysis of developments in asset servicing, technology and investment strategy for the fund management industry.
Prior to this, he was Editorial Director and co-founder of Financial Services Research, a publication that reports on investment strategy, risk and operational performance in the financial services arena. For much of the 1990s, Bob worked as a lecturer and researcher in the UK university sector, specialising in international political economy and development strategy for emerging markets.
He is author of published books in development policy and a Global Securities Operations workbook for the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Bob graduated in BSc (Hons) Physics from Imperial College London and has Masters and Doctoral qualifications in International Political Economy.
Managing Director, Government Relations and Chief Executive Officer of DTCC’s European Trade Repository, DTCC
Andrew is the Managing Director of Government Relations for Europe & Asia at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and Chief Executive Officer of DTCC’s European Trade Repository (DDRL Europe). As CEO of DDRL Europe, Andrew 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. He represents DTCC in dealings with other European organizations, such as regulators, central banks and industry associations. He is also responsible for communicating DTCC's European policy agenda and for building upon existing relationships with key individuals and groups in the public policy-making process. In addition, he represents DTCC at relevant forums, advises senior management on pending legislation and policy issues and provides input to DTCC line business managers about European issues relevant to their products.
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. Andrew has an MBA from Manchester Business School and a Bachelor of Science 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.
Director, Head of Product & Business Development, Pershing and Broker-Dealer Services, EMEA, BNY Mellon
Mark is the head of Product and Business Development for Pershing and Broker-Dealer Services in EMEA.
Mark’s 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.
Managing Director, Head of Global Custody, HSBC
Jane is Managing Director, Head of Global Custody within Global Banking and Markets. She has global responsibility for the management and development of the global custody franchise.
Prior to HSBC, Jane was a Managing Director within Citi Global Markets, Strategic Risk Solutions, where she focused on Asset Management solutions for liquidity and yield across multiple asset classes. Jane started at Citi in 2010 as EMEA Head of Sales and Business Development for Securities Financing and Delta One. Further roles include: Managing Director, Head of Equity Finance Sales within Global Prime Finance at Deutsche Bank and 13 years at Morgan Stanley where she started as a Securities Finance trader before moving to a senior sales role managing the EMEA Sales effort.
Jane is an advocate of business diversity. She is on the Global Banking & Markets D&I SteerCo, is a Balance Ambassador and is on the Board of London Women’s Forum. She is the former Co-Chair of Citibank’s Citi Women. Whilst at Deutsche, Jane was a member of the Senior Women’s Advisory Board, and the Women in European Banking (WEB) committee.
Jane started her career working for an FX Hedge Fund in Monaco. She has a BA (Hons.) in European Studies with Combined Languages from Kent University in Canterbury, and speaks fluent French and German.
Jane is married with 3 children aged 17, 14 and 7.
Strategic Advisor, NRI
James Maxfield, Strategic Advisor to NRI, supports NRI’s global business growth strategy by providing 20+ years of expertise in capital markets post-trade technology.
NRI provides innovative managed services, IT systems and consulting services to meet the operational needs of the capital markets sector. These offerings cover front to back, cross-asset IT solutions, managed services for post-trade processes and digital transformation consulting delivered through a network of 50 offices worldwide.
Concurrently, James serves as Managing Director of Ascendant Strategy Ltd (ASL), a capital markets post-trade consultancy.
Prior to forming ASL, James worked for 20 years within several large, sell-side institutions holding senior global leadership roles across Operations, Middle Office and Strategic and Transformational Change Management. Common to all these experiences was the critical role that technology plays in enablement of middle and back office strategy.
Executive Director, Goldman Sachs
Sachin has over 14 years of extensive experience at Goldman Sachs, where he has covered a variety of cross-product post-trade roles including securities settlement, client middle office and trading control. Sachin is now responsible for European securities post-trade business development at Goldman Sachs.
Sachin is the co-chair of the AFME Post-Trade Transaction, Clearing & Settlement Committee and CSDR Task Force. Sachin is an active member of the ICMA, ISLA and Cross-Industry CSDR working groups. He has also co-chaired the AFME T+2 Task Force and lead the publication of the industry-wide AFME TARGET2-Securities (T2S) recommendations paper.
Sachin is also an advisory board member at EuroCCP and participates in various LCH working groups. Sachin holds an Honours degree in Computer Science and Management from the University of Edinburgh.
Chief Executive Officer, EuroCCP
Cécile is Chief Executive Officer of EuroCCP N.V. Europe’s leading equities clearinghouse, which serves 37 trading venues including CBOE Europe, Euronext, Nasdaq and SIX Swiss Exchange across Europe and the UK.
Previously, Cécile was Head of LSE Markets Global Product Development and LSE Exchange Traded Products at the London Stock Exchange Group.
Cécile is one of Europe’s leading market structure experts and has held a number of senior roles, including Head of Strategic Planning for the London Stock Exchange Group and Global Head of Equities and Commodities at LCH Group, LSEG’s multi-asset clearinghouse. Prior to LSEG, she worked at Oliver Wyman and the Financial Services Authority.
Cécile holds a Masters in Management from ESCP Europe and is CFA Charterholder.
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.
Chief Executive, FMLC
Joanna serves as Chief Executive of the Financial Markets Law Committee (“FMLC”). Before joining the FMLC in 2004, Joanna worked for the Law Commission and managed a project on unfair contract terms. She has held lectureships at Durham University, Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), Université de Paris and Birkbeck College, University of London. She has published articles on, inter alia, financial law, financial markets regulation and the conflict of laws, participating in a number of expert panels on these subjects at the invitation of H.M. Government and the E.U. Commission.
After completing a Doctorate in Law at Oxford University, where she worked as a college lecturer, Joanna was called to the Bar in July 2001. In 2014-2015 she served as a Non-Executive Director of ICE Benchmark Administration Ltd and Chair Person for the Oversight Committee of ICE LIBOR.
Head of RepoClear and CaLM SA, LCH
Corentine Poilvet-Clediere is Head of the Repo clearing, Collateral and Liquidity management within LCH SA and as such heads the global pool of Euro denominated cleared repos based in Paris. Mrs Poilvet-Clediere has been with the London Stock Exchange Group for 8 years during which she held various positions including Global Head of Regulatory Strategy for LSEG and participated in the creation of the Credit Default Swaps clearing business for LCH. Prior to this, Mrs Poilvet-Clediere worked in investment banking in New York City.
Mrs Poilvet-Clediere holds three Master degrees in France (Science Po), the UK and the US (Harvard Business School).
Managing Director, Head of Custody, Collateral and Clearing, Commerzbank
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 CEO of ISITC Europe. He also sits on the FICC Advisory Board of Eurex.
Head of Corporate Strategy and Planning, CLS
Joy is the Head of Corporate Strategy and Planning in CLS. In his role he is responsible for the development and execution of the overall CLS vision and strategy as well as business innovation. In 2017, he played a crucial role in successfully championing the development, implementation and launch of CLS’s diversification strategy into two new business lines – processing and data.
Before joining CLS, Joy was a Director at Deloitte UK where he spent nine years, specializing in banking and strategy. He had held a number of key roles including Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions consulting practice and Head of Technology Strategy.
Joy holds a Bachelor in Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration.
Partner, White & Case
Julia is a partner in the Firm's Banking group in London specializing in financial regulation. She has extensive experience advising stakeholders in a number of key banking and markets regulatory areas, including Brexit-related issues, EMIR, derivatives clearing, CCP rulebook, governance and financial market infrastructure matters, recovery and resolution, MiFID II/MiFIR, benchmarks, regulatory capital, payments and consumer credit.
Julia has also worked in Paris, Zürich and Singapore, in addition to London, as a transactional lawyer. During her career, she has advised on wholesale and retail banking and markets regulatory issues and worked on derivatives, banking, capital markets and structured finance transactions and securitisations at several large US and Swiss investment banks and international law firms. Her in-house regulatory experience encompasses the full range of advocacy, analysis, interpretation and application through to advice on implementation of and compliance with banking and markets regulation.
Head Regulation, Risk and Committees, SIX x-clear AG, part of the SIX Group
Roger is the Head of Regulatory Matters, Risk & Committees of SIX x-clear Ltd, a subsidiary of the SIX Group, one of Europe’s leading providers of Exchange, CCP Clearing, Settlement, and Payments services. Besides acting as Deputy Head SIX x-clear, and being part of the executive management, Roger is in charge of regulatory policy matters, stakeholder and 1st line risk management. Alongside these duties, he is also vice-chairman of the policy committee of the European Association of Clearing Houses (EACH).
In a career spanning 27 years in international banking and financial market infrastructures, Roger has acquired a wealth of senior management experience, in markets as diverse as Germany, France, the UK, Japan and Scandinavia. He has held a number of distinguished positions in SEB – Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (as Managing Director for SEB France, Head of Strategic Projects, Global Head of Products , Head of Credit Functions) as well as Board positions at SWIFT, Bankgirot, the Swedish banking association, and EBA Clearing (where he was subsequently also Executive Director, Chief Risk Officer and Head of European Bank Relationship Management).
Roger earned an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Business Administration and Economics from the University of Stockholm, and is a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA).
Member of the Executive Board, Clearstream Banking Luxembourg
Guido is a member of the Executive Board of Clearstream Banking Luxembourg and is responsible for Global Strategic Business Development. Previously Guido ran Clearstream's London and New York offices as Head of Client Relations for Americas, UK, Ireland & Nordic countries.Guido has worked in the industry for 19 years in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, and Luxembourg, and at Clearstream since 1999.
He studied International Relations and Political Science at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Freie Universität Berlin where he earned his diploma in Political Science in 1996. He also holds a diploma in Management from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, (1999) and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University (2005).