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  • TUESDAY - 7th JULY
  • THURSDAY - 9th JULY 
  • TUESDAY - 14th JULY 
  • THURSDAY - 16th JULY 
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1100(BST) : Industry Leaders: Perspectives & Outlook in an Exceptional Year

 

To begin the week and set the tone, we ask senior figures from across the securities finance to share their perspectives, outlook and experiences so far during this exceptional year. 

 

Moderator

  • Grant Davies, Head of Sales EMEA, EquiLend

 

Speakers

  • Rebekah Flohr, Managing Director, Global Head of Agency Securities Lending, Global Head of Securities Services Sales, Deutsche Bank 
  • Ben Challice, Global Head of Trading Services, J.P.Morgan
  • Mat McDermott, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Matt Brunette, Global Head of Financing, Norges Bank Investment Management 

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1400(BST) : The New Regulatory Agenda: What Might Delays Mean for Buy & Sell Side Firms?

 

Recent market volatility has raised a number of questions regarding the impact of coming regulations and the effect that could have on the markets post-implementation.


Does the regulatory calendar still look possible or is it now too congested for practical implementation? What guidance have regulators given for further delays or how they will deal with the backlog? What would a CSDR-compliant market have looked like in a volatile first half of 2020? How do we expect the recent announcements by the UK government around medium-term regulatory divergence from the EU 27 to change our thinking?

 

 

Moderator

  • Michael Cyrus, Head Short Term Products Equity Finance & FX,  Deka

 

Speakers

 

  • Sven Kasper, Senior Vice President, International Head, Regulatory, Industry & Government Affairs, State Street
  • Mark Weston, Executive Director, Global Financing Business, UBS
  • Dongyi Yin, Collateral & Securities Lending Manager, MN
  • Marcel Naas, Managing Director, Eurex STS
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0930(BST): Capital Markets Union & Liquidity

 

On 10 June, the EC’s High-Level Forum (HLF) on the future of the Capital Markets Union published its final report. In that report, it described how ‘Europe has for decades struggled to make its capital markets work as one, and to a large degree still has 27 capital markets, some fairly large, and quite a number rather small. With the UK having left a question for politicians is how much of this market one wants onshore, and how much offshore.’


Set against this backdrop, this panel will debate the key challenges that Europe faces when thinking about the development of a fully fledged market-based economic model, and how that thinking may be changing now that it is increasingly clear that the UK is likely to pursue a strategy of regulatory divergence in the medium term.

 

Moderator

  • Ed Oliver, Managing Director, Product Development, eSecLending

 

Speakers

  • Tatyana Panova, Head of Unit, Capital Markets Union, DG FISMA European Commission
  • Michael Huertas, Partner, Co-Head Financial Institutions Regulatory Practice, Europe, Dentons
  • Ilse Peeters, Head of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Euroclear
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1400(BST): COVID-19 & Chain Reactions: The Transmission of Effects Across Markets & Institutions

 

The first half of 2020 showed just how connected the capital markets truly are.


What effects were transmitted through the web of agent lenders, market makers, exchanges, MMFs? What were the connections between repo, SBL, TRS, HQLA, and even ETF liquidity?


What was expected, unexpected, and counter-intuitive? What have been the outside amplifiers or influences on the ecosystem?  And based on lessons learned what changes can be expected from business, operations and technology perspective?


By the end of March, the boards of many firms had suspended dividends and buybacks on ordinary shares until the end of 2020. Outstanding 2019 dividend payments have also been cancelled. What has this meant for investors and with markets recovering many of their losses in recent weeks what is likely to happen if Covid-19 returns later this year into 2021?

 

Moderator

  • Mark Faulkner, Co-Founder, Credit Benchmark

 

Speakers

  • Nigel de Jong, Head of Sales and Relationship Management, RepoClear, LCH
  • Bimal Kadikar, Founder and CEO, Transcend
  • James Templeman, Global Head of SL Trading, BlackRock
  • Simon Sourigon, ED, Head of Global Securities Financing Americas, Natixis
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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‚Äč 


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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