The Future of Clearing & Settlement
Mar 07 2017

The Future of Clearing & Settlement

From Brexit to blockchain – preparing for a new era of disruption and innovation

Radisson Blu Portman, London

The Future of Clearing & Settlement brings together Europe’s CCPs, CSDs and market participants. 

The industry faces significant change as the implications of Brexit become clearer and blockchain begins to live up to its revolutionary potential. Attend this conference to capitalise on the opportunities of this new era, discuss the implications of this rapid change, discover the realities of the new post-trade landscape, and network with your industry peers.

Reasons to attend

  • Hear from the experts as they reveal the implications of Brexit on your business
  • Learn how to move blockchain from proof of concept to real-world implementation
  • Explore the developing role of regulation in market stability
  • Gain insight on the opportunities to offer value-adding services
  • Debate the latest innovations and where disruption might come from over the next decade


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Tuesday, 7th March 2017

Welcome address by Juliet Knight, Director, Marketforce
Chair’s opening remarks

Session One: A disrupted landscape – exploring the developing market structure

Keynote opening address

Charting a path to the future in unsettled waters

Diana Chan

Chief Executive Officer


Panel discussion

Preparing for Brexit: what can the post-trade world expect from the next few years?

  • What are the current key unknowns for the industry as Britain negotiates its departure from the EU?
  • To what extent do governments on either side understand the needs of the post-trade market?
  • What options do MiFID II and EMIR offer for post-Brexit cross-border clearing and settlement?
  • What are the most vital steps countries must take to achieve third-party equivalence?
  • How likely are grandfathering arrangements to offer a solution?
  • How will the implementation of MiFID II progress in Britain as the country exits the EU?
  • How might the Euro-denominated clearing debate develop over the coming months and years?
  • What can CSDs expect from the Brexit negotiations?
  • What might the rest of the EU and the world need to do in order to do business in the UK? 
Diana Chan

Chief Executive Officer


Dr Tina Hasenpusch

Chief Executive Officer

CME Clearing Europe

Stephen Fisher

Managing Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy


Simon Puleston Jones

Chief Executive Officer

FIA Europe


Session Two: Identifying and fulfilling client needs

Panel Discussion

Value-adding services: collateral management and beyond

  • In what ways have value-adding services become an increasing vital part of post-trade work?
  • How might the current turbulent climate affect further development of additional services?
  • What are the most exciting innovations in collateral management thus far?
  • What might the push for quicker trade cycles mean for collateral management services?
  • How can the speed of the movement of collateral be optimised?
  • How can firms help to lessen risk for their clients?
  • What other services might clients want from post-trade organisations?
  • Which new technologies offer the greatest opportunities in terms of value-adding?

Moderator:  Deborah Thompson, Managing Director, Head of Custody and Clearing, Deutsche Bank

Federico Becerra

Director, Treasury & Banking Services

ICE Clear Europe

Alan Cameron

Global Solutions Sponsor – Clearing and Custody Services

BNP Paribas Securities Services

Alessandro Zignani

Commercial Director Post Trade Division

London Stock Exchange Group

Deborah Thompson

Managing Director, Head of Custody and Clearing

Deutsche Bank

James Cressy

Head of Operations

LME Clear


Session Three: Assessing the success of regulation so far and preparing for future development

Keynote address

The role of regulation in keeping markets on track

Patrick Pearson

Head of Financial Markets Infrastructure

European Commission

Panel discussion

Regulation in practice: a business-orientated perspective

  • To what extent has regulation revolutionised the clearing and settlement world over the last 5 years? 
  • With T2S migration underway what will be the impact upon business models by the time it’s complete?
  • What further opportunities are there for modernisation of market infrastructure?
  • Has interoperability succeeded so far? How can the increasing cost and risk factors be best mitigated?
  • How much better off will firms and clients really be thanks to the best execution factors under MiFID II?
  • Are T+0 and global straight through processing pipe dreams? How might they be achieved?
  • How can the industry ensure it remains agile enough to handle future regulation?
Patrick Pearson

Head of Financial Markets Infrastructure

European Commission

Roger Storm

Deputy Head of CCP Clearing and Head of Clearing Risk Operations and Business Development

SIX X-Clear

Guido Wille

Member of the Executive Board of Clearstream Banking Luxembourg


Walter Verbeke

Global Head of Strategic Planning



Session Four: Innovating in turbulent times

Peer-to-peer discussion

Preparing post-trade for the next 10 years

Reflecting on the day’s presentations, delegates will have now discuss the innovative possibilities and challenges ahead, after which each table will share their insight with the chair and room as a whole.

Points to consider include: 

  • How innovative is the clearing and settlement industry and what can be done to become more so?
  • What will clearing and settlement look like in 10 years?
  • What steps should firms be taking to keep up with the rise of blockchain?
Feedback and discussion

Session Five: Transforming post-trade services – the power of distributed ledgers

Panel Discussion

Blockchain: from proof of concept to real-world implementation

  • What are the key considerations when making use cases a reality?
  • How can existing uses of blockchain be scaled up for high-volume clearing members?
  • How will blockchain change collateral management?
  • To what extent will blockchain technology replace trusted third parties?
  • How might CSDs integrate blockchain with their current technology?
  • What support from the regulator is required in order for blockchain to reach scale?
  • How might vested interests within the industry hold back blockchain innovation?
  • By 2026, will the capital market sector still be dominated by the same players as today?
Andrew Simpson

Head of Post-Trade


Fredrik Ekström


Nasdaq Clearing

Matthew Van Niekerk

Chief Executive Officer


Johann Palychata

Manager of Blockchain Lab

BNP Paribas

Keynote fireside chat

The Blockchain Leader: Blythe Masters, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Asset Holdings

Blythe Masters has over 25 years’ experience in financial services and now runs one of the World’s most exciting financial technology firms. Digital Asset Holdings builds distributed, encrypted straight through processing tools using distributed ledger technology. Here, Blythe will discuss her vision for the revolutionary power of blockchain and set out DAH’s plan for the next year. 

Blythe Masters

Chief Executive Officer

Digital Asset Holdings

Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference

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