ISLA 24th Annual Securities Finance and Collateral Management Conference 2015

Conference Agenda 2015

ISLA aims to have strong debates with independent moderators chairing short, sharp debates featuring a speaker blend that will include regulators, practitioners and investors. 

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15:00 - 15:50Conference Registration
15:50 - 16:00Welcome by the Conference Co-Chairs

Philip Morgan, Managing Director, Global Markets Financing, EMEA, Nomura International
Mark Whipple, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Agency Lending, Goldman Sachs

16:00 - 17:15Regulation, Tax & ISLA Update

In this first session the ISLA team will provide an update on key regulatory and policy issues that the industry is facing today as well as highlighting some of the key initiatives that ISLA has been working on over the past 12 months. As much of the regulatory agenda is moving ahead quickly we will finalise details of this session nearer the date but we expect to discuss the EU’s Transparency of Securities Financing Transactions (SFTR), the Financial Stability Boards Shadow Banking Review, the Central Securities Depository Regulation, the rolling impact of Basel III/CRD IV as well as the Transparency Directive, MiFid II and the potential impact of 'resolution stays' on our markets. We will also touch upon some of the work we have been doing through our regional roundtables as well as our newsletters and working groups


Kevin McNulty, CEO, ISLA

Andrew Dyson, COO, ISLA

Habib Motani, Partner, Clifford Chance

John Billige, EMEA Operations Tax Director, State Street Bank & Trust Company

17:15 - 18:15Discussion Roundtables

An opportunity for delegates to get directly involved in the debate. 
You will be able to choose and sign up for one of your preferred topics shortly. 

Topic 1: 
Identifying and trading “New Frontiers”: Which security types, markets, strategies and execution methodologies will help generate incremental yield

Andrew KrangelDirector, EMEA Head of Agency Securities Lending Business Management  & 
Chairman of ISLACiti
Andrew Jamieson, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Client Execution Sales/ Broker-Dealer Sales
iShares Capital Markets Group

Topic 2:
Demystifying CCP's

Matt Collins, Executive Director and Head of European Securities Lending, Morgan Stanley
Jonathan Lombardo, SVP Clients & Markets, Eurex Clearing
Marcio VeroneseManaging Director International Business Affairs, BM&FBovespa

Topic 3:
Securities Financing Resolution Stay Protocols

This session will provide delegates with the opportunity to better understand some of the regulatory background behind the Stay Protocol initiative and where it fits  in with the broader BRRD framework. As details of how the Stay Protocol might work in the context of securities financing become clearer the session will also consider implications for lending community in general and how the process will move forward from here.

Habib Motani, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

Kevin McNulty, CEO, ISLA 

18:15 - 20:30Welcome Drinks Reception

Location: Epic Sana Hotel,  Rooftop Terrace (Upscale Bar)

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08:00 - 09:15Conference Registration & Breakfast
09:15 - 09:30Welcome by the Conference Co-Chairs

Philip Morgan, Managing Director, Global Markets Financing, EMEA, Nomura International
Mark Whipple, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Agency Lending, Goldman Sachs

09:30 - 10:00Opening Keynote Speech

10:00 - 11:00Securities Financing - What keeps you awake at night…

Global business heads will debate the current issues that are shaping the industry today, including:
  • Capital allocation and managing scarce business resources
  • How is regulation changing the way we think about this business
  • Are existing business models for both lending and prime brokerage still adequate?
  • How do we manage expectations internally and externally in a low return environment?

Ben Challice, Managing Director, Head of Global Prime Finance, Nomura International plc


Stefano Bellani, Managing Director, Global Head of Agency Lending & DR Businesses, J.P. Morgan
Ido De Geus, Head of Treasury & Client Portfolio Management, PGGM
Raphael Masgnaux, GlobaHead of Prime Solutions and Financing, BNP Paribas 
Karl Von Buren, Global Head of Equity Finance & Delta One, HSBC

11:00 - 11:30Coffee Break

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11:30 - 11:45Securities Lending: To Clear or Not to Clear? An Academic Perspective

A short presentation providing insights and observations from an academic angle give by:

Melissa Prado, Assistant Professor of Finance, Nova School of Business and Economics

11:45 - 12:30The Road Ahead for Hedge Funds

Key members of the hedge fund industry will discuss focus areas for hedge funds and PBs, the impact of regulatory headwind and the underlying financing currents shaping the Hedge Fund/Prime Broker model.
  • Drivers of change in the form of regulation
  • Financing the business and how both PBs and HFs achieve a mutually beneficial relationship
  • Hedge Funds in the limelight – how will HFs impact shadow banking?
  • Asset raising environment
Jack Inglis, Executive Officer, AIMA

Ermanno Dal Pont, Managing Director,  Barclays Capital
John Duckitt, EMEA Prime Brokerage Risk, Nomura
Richard Haas, Chief Operating Officer, CapeView Capital LLP
Russell Hart, COO & Founding Partner, Alcova Asset Management LLP
Matthew Johnson, COO and Partner, Makuria Investment Management (UK) LLP

12:30 - 13:15The New Normal: Currency markets in a time of negative interest rates and rising volatility


Simon Derrick, Managing Director, Head of the BNY Mellon Markets Strategy Team,                     The Bank of New York Mellon

Simon will offer a fresh and different perspective on global markets and trends using the currency markets and their interaction with other asset markets as the starting point for his analysis. Negative interest rates and QE are increasingly important drivers of our industry with Simon addressing where these policies may go next and the likely impacts that investors and market participants will have to deal with in the coming months.

13:15 - 14:30Networking Lunch

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16:30 - 18:30Afternoon Drinks Reception

Location: Epic Sana Hotel, Ground Floor Bar/Terrace

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22:00Eurex Repo Late Night Bar

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08:30 - 09:25Conference Registration & Breakfast
09:25 - 09:35Welcome by the Conference Co-Chairs

Philip Morgan, Managing Director, Global Markets Financing, EMEA, Nomura International
Mark Whipple, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Agency Lending, Goldman Sachs

09:35 - 10:30The Shifting Sands of Securities Finance Trading

Trading Heads discuss:
  • The right trade at the right time - repo, SL, CCP or synthetic?
  • Responding to EMIR and balancing Basel III - The calibration between collateral and term
  • Rising interest rates, falling interest rates, unorthodox monetary policies - untangling the cash management challenge

Ed Oliver, Managing Director, Product Development, eSecLending

Michael Cyrus, Head of Short Term Products, DekaBank
Simon Heath, Director, EMEA Head of Agency Trading, Citi
Mathew McDermott, Managing Director, Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities, Goldman Sachs
Tejash Patel, Managing Director, Co-Head of U.S. Securities Lending, Morgan Stanley

10:30 - 10:50Securities Finance from a Regulatory Perspective

A short presentation providing insights and observations from a regulatory point of view given by:

David Rule, Executive Director, Prudential Policy, Bank of England

10:50 - 11:20Coffee Break

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11:20 - 12:15Arriving at Work in 2020: How Could it Look?

Technology, new business models, demographics, and other forces have continuously impacted the way companies and consumers interact and do business.

  • Can our industry survive this latest cycle of change?
  • What is it about our market which might make it immune to these forces and how could we survive what other industries couldn't.
Senior figures from both the finance and non-finance sectors will debate these issues and provide a possible glimpse into the future.

Michael Manna, Head of Fixed Income Financing Trading, EMEA, Barclays Capital

Ulf BacherCo-Head of Agency Cash Management, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking
Fod Barnes, Partner, Oxera
Michael Harding, PartnerOliver Wyman
Jules Pittam, Head of EMEA, ENSO Financial Management LLP

12:15 - 13:15Making Sense Of it All - The Investor Perspective

Supply side / institutional clients (Lenders) contemplate topics raised in previous panels.
  • How are Lenders meeting new demands from the industry (e.g. term, collateral flexibility, synthetics)?  
  • Do Lenders need to re-evaluate the risk / return trade off?
  • Do Lenders see the trickle down effect of newly implemented regulation in their programme’s today?
Kevin McNulty, CEO, ISLA

Xavier Bouthors, Senior Portfolio Manager Treasury, NN Investment Partners
Dirk Bruckmann, Head of Securities Lending & Funds Execution, Solutions & Trading Group (STG), Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Investment GmbH
Richard Hochreutiner, Director Group Treasury & Head Global Collateral, Swiss Reinsurance Company
Cornelia Holthausen, Principal Adviser, Directorate General Market OperationsEuropean Central Bank
François Nissen, Managing Director Securities Finance and Collateral Management, Rabobank

13:15 - 13:50Closing Keynote Speech

13:50 - 15:00Networking Lunch

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15:00 - 17:30Closing Drinks Reception & BBQ

Location: Epic Sana Hotel, Ground Floor Bar/Terrace

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