FATCA Forum
Jun 25 2013

FATCA Forum

Leading experts explore the final regulations and
how to navigate IGAs

Hilton Canary Wharf, London

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Marketforce’s FATCA Forum brings together banks, fund managers, wealth managers and life assurers to discuss the strategic and operational implications of FATCA for financial institutions.

As firms struggle to get FATCA-ready by 2014, the FATCA Forum offers an unrivalled opportunity for financial services professionals to learn from those with direct experience of implementing FATCA compliance programmes, and those with insight into the wide-ranging global impacts of the legislation.

Speakers

Steven Musher
Steven Musher

Associate Chief Council, International

IRS

John Everett
John Everett

Group Head of Operational Tax Compliance

HSBC

Niresh Rajah
Niresh Rajah

FATCA Group Programme Director

Lloyds Banking Group

Malcolm White
Malcolm White

FATCA Policy Lead

HMRC

Christopher Mitchell
Christopher Mitchell

Head of UK Tax Services

BNY Mellon

Malcolm Richardson
Malcolm Richardson

Head of Tax

M&G

Jean-François Poulnais
Jean-François Poulnais

FATCA Project Director

Amundi

Hugo Borges
Hugo Borges

Executive Director

Julius Baer

Malcolm Powell
Malcolm Powell

Head of Tax

Investec Asset Management

Andy Lane
Andy Lane

Barrister & Independent FATCA Consultant

Sabri Tekaya
Sabri Tekaya

International Tax

RBC IS

Jon Asprey
Jon Asprey

Vice President Strategic Consulting

Trillium Software

Topics to be addressed include:

  • What impact will IGAs have on FATCA implementation?
  • What key challenges do firms face in searching for US citizens?
  • What can FFIs do to ensure cost-efficiency during implementation?
  • Implementing FATCA across borders: what will compliance in Europe and Asia look like?
  • The data challenge: how can firms collect data without damaging the customer experience?

Programme

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

09:30
Welcome address by Marketforce
09:35
Chairman’s opening remarks
Andy Lane

Barrister & Independent FATCA Consultant

Session One: Exploring the impact of IGAs on FATCA implementation

09:40
A regulatory update from HMRC
Malcolm White

FATCA Policy Lead

HMRC

10:00
FATCA for the global company: implementation under multiple agreements
  • Understanding the final regulations: is there further need for clarity?
  • Have enough IGAs been confirmed to enable coordinated implementation?
  • How robust are definitions of customer classifications: should we expect more change?
  • Interpreting FATCA for funds: how will the industry be affected?
John Everett

Group Head of Operational Tax Compliance

HSBC

10:20
Ensuring precision throughout the collecting and reporting process
  • Registering an FFI: managing the application process
  • International and complex: how can FFIs ensure they comply across jurisdictions?
  • Demonstrating compliance: what will the IRS expect from reporting FFIs?
Malcolm Powell

Head of Tax

Investec Asset Management

10:40
Panel Discussion

Understanding the requirements of FATCA compliance

  • Are the IRS and IGA guidelines clear: what exactly do the regulators want?
  • What impact have the IGAs had on implementing international FATCA compliance?
  • How effectively do IGAs protect FFIs whose core operations fall within their remit?
  • Key challenges in efficient FATCA compliance: how can costs be minimised?
  • What progress should FFIs have made by now? Will the deadlines be extended?
Malcolm White

FATCA Policy Lead

HMRC

Niresh Rajah

FATCA Group Programme Director

Lloyds Banking Group

Malcolm Powell

Head of Tax

Investec Asset Management

John Everett

Group Head of Operational Tax Compliance

HSBC

Jon Asprey

Vice President Strategic Consulting

Trillium Software

11:30
Refreshments

Session Two: Efficient and client-friendly implementation

12:00
Implementing a cost-efficient FATCA programme
  • What can FFIs do to ensure cost-efficiency during implementation?
  • To what extent can existing systems be adapted to enable FATCA compliance?
  • Ensuring that internal processes are not duplicated during implementation
  • Systems for the future: how can FFIs prepare for increasing data sharing requirements?
Christopher Mitchell

Head of UK Tax Services

BNY Mellon

12:20
Questions
12:25
Peer-to-Peer Session

Best Practice for FATCA Implementation
In this session, delegates will discuss with their peers the key issues regarding FATCA implementation and best practice for overcoming these efficiently and with the least customer inconvenience.

12:55
Client friendly FATCA compliance: minimising customer inconvenience
  • Ensuring efficient customer contact: the importance of effective communications
  • A targeted approach: using existing data to identify likely US citizens
  • Updating the on-boarding process to ensure unobtrusive compliance
  • What more can be done to improve the customer experience of FATCA?
Jean-François Poulnais

FATCA Project Director

Amundi

13:15
Questions
13:20
Lunch

Session Three: FATCA and the global tax landscape

14:30
FATCA in Europe
  • How have multiple IGAs increased the complexity of compliance in Europe?
  • Building FATCA systems across multiple jurisdictions: keeping the costs down
  • What issues affect implementation when final regulatory demands remain unclear?
Sabri Tekaya

International Tax

RBC IS

14:50
Panel Discussion

FATCA’s global future

  • The global picture: how is the approach to FATCA differing across regions?
  • What more can firms do to ensure cost-efficiency in multi-jurisdiction operations?
  • How will FATCA compliance evolve as more countries create IGAs?
  • How likely is the IRS to update the regulation after an initial period?
  • FATCA and tax-avoidance: will FATCA be overshadowed by new, national priorities?
  • The future of FATCA: will other countries create similar anti-avoidance initiatives?
Sabri Tekaya

International Tax

RBC IS

Jean-François Poulnais

FATCA Project Director

Amundi

15:20
Meeting FATCA requirements: where do FFIs stand now?
  • What key challenges do FFIs face in ensuring US citizen identification?
  • Can the industry do more to present an industry wide response? 
  • Approaching deadlines: how do timelines for compliance look now? 
  • How are FFIs tackling the major challenges of FATCA compliance?
15:40
Questions
15:50
Keynote Closing Address

An update from the IRS

Steven Musher

Associate Chief Council, International

IRS

16:10
Questions
16:15
Chair’s closing remarks
Andy Lane

Barrister & Independent FATCA Consultant

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Speakers

Steven Musher
Steven Musher

Associate Chief Council, International

IRS

John Everett
John Everett

Group Head of Operational Tax Compliance

HSBC

Niresh Rajah
Niresh Rajah

FATCA Group Programme Director

Lloyds Banking Group

Malcolm White
Malcolm White

FATCA Policy Lead

HMRC

Christopher Mitchell
Christopher Mitchell

Head of UK Tax Services

BNY Mellon

Malcolm Richardson
Malcolm Richardson

Head of Tax

M&G

Jean-François Poulnais
Jean-François Poulnais

FATCA Project Director

Amundi

Hugo Borges
Hugo Borges

Executive Director

Julius Baer

Malcolm Powell
Malcolm Powell

Head of Tax

Investec Asset Management

Andy Lane
Andy Lane

Barrister & Independent FATCA Consultant

Sabri Tekaya
Sabri Tekaya

International Tax

RBC IS

Jon Asprey
Jon Asprey

Vice President Strategic Consulting

Trillium Software


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The following FATCA professionals have already confirmed their attendance at this year's event:

Policyholder Tax Manager AEGON
Operations Director Alexander Forbes Offshore
FATCA Project Manager Amundi
Group Head of Tax Aspen Insurance Holdings
Group Compliance Officer Aspen Insurance Holdings
Financial Planning Manager AXA Wealth
FATCA Programme Manager Barclays Bank
Manager AML/ABC Assurance Barclays Bank
Director, Barclays Internal Audit (Tax) Barclays Group
Compliance Manager Bestinvest
Global FATCA BA BlackRock
FATCA Project Manager BNP Paribas Securities Services
Managing Director, Head of EMEA Tax Services BNY Mellon Asset Servicing
Investments Director Canada Life
Group Tax Manager Close Brothers Group
Tax Manager Cofunds
Senior Project Manager Commerzbank
Assistant Vice President, EMEA Compliance FATCA Credit Suisse
Compliance Officer DEPFA Bank
Project Manager Fidelity Worldwide Investment
FATCA Programme Manager Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Head of Group Internal Audit Friends Life
Senior Business Analyst Friends Life
Product Tax Manager Henderson Global Investors
FATCA Policy Lead HM Revenue & Customs
Tax Manager HSBC Bank
Senior Regulatory Development Manager HSBC Bank
FATCA Project Manager HSBC Bank
Head of Operational Tax Compliance HSBC Bank
Associate Chief Council, International Internal Revenue Service
Fund Operations Project Manager Investec Asset Management
Head of Tax Investec Asset Management
Head of Compliance IPS Capital
Executive Director Julius Baer Group
Global Programme Director - FATCA Lloyds Banking Group
Technical Operations Manager Lloyds Banking Group
Head of Tax M&G Investments
Business Analyst M&G Investments
Head of Tax Operations Nomura
Vice President Nomura
Deputy General Manager Nova Ljubljanska Banka
Legal & Compliance Solicitor Nucleus Financial Group
Operational Accountant Nucleus Financial Group
Head of Compliance & MLRO Portigon
Compliance Analyst Premier Asset Management
International Tax RBC Investor Services
Director, International Tax RBC Investor Services
Head of Compliance Department Riyad Bank
FATCA Project Manager Royal Bank of Canada
Senior Audit Manager Royal Bank of Scotland
FATCA Group Programme Director Royal Bank of Scotland
Manager, EMEA Tax Operations Royal Bank of Scotland
Audit Partner Royal Bank of Scotland Corporate & Financial Markets
Operational Tax Manager Ruffer
FATCA Programme Manager Santander
FATCA Programme Manager Santander
Head of Operations Schroders
FATCA and Dodd-Frank Regulatory Coordinator Skandia Group
Head of Business Law Skandia Group
Head of Policy and Advisory Standard Bank
FATCA Programme Director Standard Chartered Bank
SSgA PMO State Street Global Advisors
 
   

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