ISF South Africa Masterclass

April 20 and April 22 | Webinar Series 

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Take a look at the Agenda

  • TUESDAY - 20th APRIL
  • THURSDAY - 22nd APRIL
  • Register for All Sessions

12:00 (SAST) : Collateral, repo and liquidity

 

  • How has the South African repo market performed in the past twelve months?
  • Where is the demand for repo coming from and what is the current state of repo liquidity in the market?
  • To what end is the buy-side engaging with the repo market and what benefits are there for those firms?
  • How resilient is South Africa’s key short-term funding market?
  • What benefits would a peer-to-peer repo ability bring to the market?
  • What can we expect from the South African repo market in 2021?
  • How are regulators influencing the way the market reports repos?
 
Moderator
  • Farzana Khan, Head of Collateral Services, Strate
 
Speakers
  • Amogelang Tlhomelang, Fixed Income Trader, Rand Merchant Bank
  • Gill Raine, Senior Consultant, ASISA
  • Nicolette Van Der Merwe, Securities Finance Collateral Trader, NedBank
  • Staffan Ahlner, Global Head of Collateral, State Street
  • Name (TBD), Job Title (TBD), Company Name (TDB)

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14:00 (SAST) : Regulation – what do we need to be thinking about in 2021 and beyond?

 
  • What can the South African market learn from Europe’s implementation of SFTR?
  • What should firms be doing to benefit from the delay of phases 5 and 6 of the Uncleared Margin Rules?
  • What does the market want to see from the FSCA and how can the regulator be more proactive in bringing more transparency and regulation into short selling?
  • Further steps towards enhanced regulation – trade reporting of OTC derivatives, standardised calculations, implications to administration and systems.
  • Changes to the insolvency act and what it means for the market
 
Moderator
  • Roy Zimmerhansl, Practice Lead, Pierpoint
 
Speakers
  • Brett Kotze, Head Post Trade Services, A2X Markets
  • Gary Haylett, General Manager Strategic Projects, The Banking Association South Africa
  • Kelle Gagne, Director, ENSafrica

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11:00 (SAST) : Securities finance landscape post-Covid

 

  • How has the market stood-up through the pandemic?
  • How far up the agenda are ESG considerations for South Africa and are we seeing a trend towards more green practices?
  • As the pandemic continues to impact economies and business, what demand for securities lending is expected in 2021?
  • How will the market adapt to meet needs from a technology and operations perspective?
  • What are other African nations doing to encourage participation in their local markets?
 
Moderator
  • Michael Wright, Senior Manager-Securities Lending, Nedbank
 
Speakers
  • Emily Hollyoake, AD, Client Relationship Management, EquiLend
  • Hitesh Harduth, Head Trader on the Lending Desk, Standard Bank
  • Nick Davis, Head of Relationship Management, EMEA, JP Morgan
  • Radek Stech, Founder and CEO, Global PSSL

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14:00 (SAST) : The demands of tomorrow

 

  • What effect, if any, did market volatility and global short selling bans in 2020 have on the SA market?
  • What does the demand landscape look like for the rest of 2021?
  • What does this mean for prime brokers, agent lenders and ultimately beneficial owners?
  • Where is the most notable demand for securities. What niche opportunities are hedge funds looking for?
  • How have hedge fund clients reacted to the events that unfolded in the US equity market in late January, and are there concerns that there could be some form of domino effect globally?
  • Are hedge funds using sec lending data to infer their short selling decisions?
 
Moderator
  • Matthew Milne, Head of Securities Finance Trading, ABSA Group
 
Speakers
  • Jean-Pierre Matthews, Head of Product, Matrix Fund Managers
  • Ketan Patel, Vice President- International Equity Trading, BNY Mellon
  • Lebo Moropa, Executive Director - Prime Finance, J.P. Morgan
  • Reinhardt Rood, Equity Finance, Investec

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0930(BST): Data, Digitalisation & the Common Domain Model

 

Presentation by:

  • Leo Labeis, Co-Founder and CEO, ReGnosys


ISLA have highlighted common data representations as a priority whilst firms continue to grapple with SFTR.

 
We may be entering a difficult period for profitability. Will the industry have the resources to continue the drive towards a digitalised future, or are the potential efficiencies more of a necessity than ever?  What are the latest developments for documentation? What are the next steps in post-trade efficiency? 

 

Moderator

  • Phil Morgan, COO, Pirum Systems

 

Speakers

 

  • Deepak Sitlani, Partner, Derivatives and Structured Products, Linklaters
  • Ciaran McGonagle, Assistant General Counsel, ISDA
  • Martin Walker, Head of Product Management, Broadridge
  • Paul Pirie, Head of Collateral Services Luxembourg, J.P. Morgan

 

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1400(BST): ESG & Securities Finance for Institutional Investors

 

Presentation by:

  • Tijana Stojanovic, Senior Account Manager, FleishmanHillard
  • Radek Stech, Executive Chair, ICSF


As Europe begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no doubt that that the sustainable finance agenda will play an integral part in that recovery process. As retail investors increasingly demand other outcomes from their investments than simply profit, this session will debate where Europe is on this journey.

 
To open, there will be two brief presentations on the broader regulatory and policy aims and objectives of the European Commission, amongst others, followed by an update from the ISLA Council for Sustainable Finance (ICSF), that was launched at the start of 2020. This will be followed directly by a panel of industry protagonists, who will consider how our markets have to respond to these changing sentiments and the crucial role that securities lending can play in developing these new investment norms.

 

 

Moderator

  • Andrew Dyson, CEO, ISLA

 

Speakers

  • Sonelius Kendrick-Smith, Director, DWS
  • Cathrine Poulton, Managing Director, EMEA Head of Securities Finance Client Management, State Street
  • Ina Budh-Raja, Director, Securities Finance Product & Strategy Team, BNY
  • Roelof van der Struik, Investment Manager, PGGM

 

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1100(BST): Demand Dynamics: An Outlook for Beneficial Owners, Alternative Investment Managers & Banks 


Set against a backdrop of recent volatility, short-selling bans and changing trading strategies, what might the demand landscape look like for the rest of the year, and into 2021? What will this mean for prime brokers, agent lenders and ultimately beneficial owners? 

 

Moderator

  • Stephen Kiely, International Head of BNY Mellon Securities Finance Sales and Relationship Management Team, BNY Mellon 

 

Speakers

  • Paul McGuigan, Director, European Head of Securities Lending, Scotiabank
  • Jack Inglis, CEO, AIMA
  • Nancy Allen, Director, DataLend Global Product Owner, EquiLend
  • Donato D’Eramo, Managing Director Securities Finance, RBC Investor & Treasury Services
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1400(BST): Perspectives & Conclusions from ISLA​ 


To conclude the webinar series, and in conversation with Roy Zimmerhansl, Andrew Dyson will discuss the key highlights and talking points of the webinar series, and how ISLA’s own priorities relate to the broad array of topics covered over the preceding ten days. A number of common threads or themes run across the sessions, which in many ways encapsulate the challenges facing the industry today.  During this fireside chat, the two will attempt to bring these various strands together and provide some context for the remainder of 2020 into 2021.

 

  • Andrew Dyson, CEO, ISLA
  • Roy Zimmerhansel, Practice Lead, Pierpoint
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