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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).