Date: 21 September 2021
Time: 10:00-12:00 CEST

Event overview

This year’s bwf and ICMA joint annual event resumed in virtual format to discuss two key topics, namely, market data, transparency and a consolidated tape for the EU bond markets as well as the new prudential regime for investment firms in the Investment Firm Directive and Investment Firm Regulation (IFD/IFR) that was implemented in the EU last June.

Event Partner:


Martin Scheck, President, ICMA

  Keynote Presentation
Dr. Jörg Kukies, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance Germany

  Panel: Market data, transparency, and a consolidated tape for the EU
This panel will be held under the Chatham House rule
  • Is accessing relevant and affordable market data an impediment for EU financial markets?
  • What do we mean by market transparency, and what should be the priority focus for EU markets? Does this hold for all markets?
  • Can you have too much transparency?
  • What should be the role, scope, and design of a consolidated tape for EU markets?

Moderator: Andy Hill, Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA

Matthew Coupe, Director, Barclays
Rik Hansen, Policy Officer, Securities Markets Unit - DG FISMA, European Commission
Thomas Richter, Chief Executive Officer, German Investment Funds Association BVI
Helle Søby Thygesen, Secretary General, The Danish Securities Dealers Association

Panel: A brave new world for investment firms? The first months under IFD/IFR
Experience of investment firms and regulators alike with the new regulatory framework.

Moderator: Michael Sterzenbach, Secretary General, Bundesverband der Wertpapierfirmen

Emmanuel de Fournoux, Director Market Infrastructures & Prudential Regulation, Association française des marchés financiers (AMAFI)
Udo Franke, Head of Division Securities Markets and Exchanges, Bundesministerium der Finanzen
Peggy Steffen, Head of Risk, German Investment Funds Association BVI
Piebe Teeboom, Secretary General, FIA European Principal Traders Association (FIA EPTA)

  Closing remarks
Dr. Annette Kliffmüller-Frank, Chair, Bundesverband der Wertpapierfirmen (bwf); Director, ICF Bank AG Wertpapierhandelsbank
  Event close

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