The Future of Clearing & Settlement
Mar 07 2017

The Future of Clearing & Settlement

Radisson Blu Portman, London

The Future of Clearing & Settlement brings together key players from Europe’s venues, CCPs, CSDs and user community to explore the strategies being employed to harness the opportunities of this new era. 

The industry faces significant change as the implications of Brexit become clear and the implementation of blockchain begins to live up to its revolutionary potential. Attend this conference to discuss the implications of this rapid change, interrogate the realities of new post-trade landscape, and network with senior industry peers at this strategic one-day event. 

Reasons to attend

  • Hear from the experts as they discuss the implications of Brexit for the financial services system
  • Learn about blockchain and its revolutionary power
  • 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


Advisory session
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? 

Further speakers to be confirmed

Diana Chan

Chief Executive Officer


Dr Tina Hasenpusch

Chief Executive Officer

CME Clearing Europe

Stephen Fisher

Managing Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy



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

Fireside Chat

The Blockchain Leader

Blythe Masters

Chief Executive Officer

Digital Asset Holdings

Advisory session
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?
Fredrik Ekström


Nasdaq Clearing

Andrew Simpson

Head of Post-Trade


Matthew Van Niekerk

Chief Executive Officer


Johann Palychata

Manager of Blockchain Lab

BNP Paribas


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

Advisory session
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

Executive Vice President, Head of Market Development


Walter Verbeke

Global Head of Strategic Planning



Session Four: Identifying and fulfilling client needs

Advisory session
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?
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

Mike Clarke

Director, Product Management

Deutsche Bank

Session Five: 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?
Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference

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Companies that attended in 2016 include:

  • Accenture
  • Athens Exchange
  • Bank National Clearing Centre
  • Bank of Italy
  • BATS Chi-X Europe
  • Baymarkets
  • BNP Paribas Securities Services
  • BNY Mellon
  • BPC Group
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions
  • BT Global Services
  • Cinnober Financial Technology
  • Citigroup
  • Clearstream
  • Clifford Chance
  • CME Clearing Europe
  • Commerzbank
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Deutsche Börse Group
  • Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Euroclear
  • Euronext
  • European Central Bank
  • European Central Counterparty
  • European Commodity Clearing
  • EY
  • GBST
  • Global Capital
  • Hellenic Exchanges Group
  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Irish Stock Exchange
  • Istanbul Stock Exchange
  • Japan Exchange Group
  • Keler
  • KPMG
  • LCH.Clearnet
  • Lhotse Summit AG
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • London Metal Exchange
  • London Stock Exchange Group
  • Maitland Services
  • Mitchell Madison Group
  • Monte Titoli
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nasdaq
  • National Bank of Poland
  • National Settlement Depository
  • Newedge Group
  • Nomura Research Institute
  • Nordea Bank
  • Optiver
  • Pershing
  • Quinnox Limited
  • Roolo
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Santander
  • SETL
  • SIA
  • SIX Group
  • Societe Generale
  • The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Traiana
  • UniCredit Group
  • VP Securities 

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