ISLA 26th Annual Securities Finance and Collateral Management Conference 2017


ISLA is delighted to announce all keynote speakers for this year's 26th Annual Securities Finance and Collateral Management Conference 2017.

The opening keynote speech will be given by Mr Marc Bayle de Jess
é, who 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. 

The keynote speech on the main day of the conference will be given by Prof. Dr. Joachim Wuermeling
Mr Wuermeling has been a member of the Executive Board of the Bundesbank since 2016, where his responsibilities include the Bundesbank’s market operations.

The conference will conclude with a speech by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, DL,
 who rose to become Britain's most successful Paralympic athlete and its most successful female Paralympian. We are delighted to have Baroness Grey-Thompson giving us insights into a theme that will be highlighted throughout the conference - Adapting to Change!

Latest News:
  • Please note that the conference venue, the Ritz Carlton Berlin, is now fully booked. However, we a very pleased to offer you ISLA's preferential rates at the Marriott Berlin Hotel as the overflow hotel. 
  • Speakers and Roundtable topics have now been added to the conference agenda - have a look at this year's excellent selection.
  • Take a look at our educational sessions that we have introduced to this year's conference

What to expect in Berlin at ISLA's 26th Annual Securities Finance and Collateral Management Conference...

ISLA's 2017 conference agenda is now available under the 'Agenda 2017' tab. Join us in Berlin to get a better insight into topics such as:
  • Collateral Management - How Efficient is the Market?
  • Conduct & Accountability
  • Regulatory Overview
  • Key Market Developments & Dynamics
  • German Market & Economy

For the first time this year we will also be offering our delegates the opportunity to attend a couple of educational sessions, that will provide you with detailed insights into key regulatory issues that our industry is currently dealing with and provide an important backdrop to the rest of the conference. The themes are as follows:

New UK Money Markets Code of Best Practice

In conjunction with the Bank of England, this session will provide an overview of the new code of best practise that will apply to all UK market participants who are active in securities lending and repo markets. This session will cover the key provisions of the code and how they apply to our industry as well as considering the adherence process including how the code fits in within the Senior Managers Regime. As well as insights from some of the practioners who helped draft the code, the Bank of England will also join the session to provide additional background on the development of the code.                                                                         

MiFid II

As our understanding of how MiFid II evolves, the touchpoints with our industry are increasing, this session is designed to provide delegates with an overview of  the key parts of this regime that apply to our markets and how we are developing common standards or best practice to address the requirements of the directive where appropriate. With compliance under MiFid II required in 2018, this will be a key session for all industry participants.

For the full agenda, please click here.

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