Date: 11 September 2023 
Venue: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Adickesallee 1, 60322 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


The 13th annual bwf and ICMA Capital Markets Conference took place on 11 September 2023. 

Featuring high-ranking keynote speeches as well as panel discussions and presentations on key regulatory and market-structural topics, the conference combined the current regulatory discussion with an analysis of various aspects of the German and European securities markets in order to foster the exchange of ideas and a public debate.

09:30   Registration
10:00   Welcome remarks
Joachim Heppe, German regional Chairman, ICMA
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA (via video recording)
Dr. Annette Kliffmüller-Frank, Chair, Bundesverband der Wertpapierfirmen (bwf) 
10:20   Keynote: Do we actually still need Banks or are Banks being overrun by FinTechs?
Dr. Clifford Tjiok, Chief Commercial Officer and Management Board Member of LOANCOS Group
10:40   Keynote: The MiFIR Review and More – The European Parliament's Priorities for Financial Services
Markus Ferber, Member of the European Parliament (via video recording)

  MiFID II / MiFiR Review 
Moderator: Michael H. Sterzenbach, Secretary General, bwf
  • Dr. Stephan Bredt, Director General Economic Sector, Financial Services, Exchanges, Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing of the State of Hessen, Wiesbaden
  • Andy Hill, Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
  • Rainer Riess, Director General, Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE)
  • Rudolf Siebel, Managing Director, BVI German Fund Association

  Presentation: Money Markets Statistical Reporting
Jonathan Lee, Senior Regulatory Reporting Specialist, Kaizen Reporting
12:20   Lunch
13:30   Sustainable finance: The increasing importance of Transition Finance
Moderator: Simone Utermarck, Director, Sustainable Finance, ICMA 
  • Dianora Aria De Marco, Senior Technical Expert, International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) 
  • Marcus Pratsch, Head of Sustainable Bonds & Finance, DZ Bank
  • Antje Stobbe, Head of Stewardship, Allianz Global Investors 
  • Henryk Wuppermann, Head of Corporate Finance, E.ON
14:30   Presentation: Künstliche Intelligenz in der Finanzbranche - Der außergewöhnliche, dynamische und komfortable Freund und Feind
(presentation will take place in German) 
Prof. Dr. Alexander Zureck, Professor of Banking & Finance, FOM University Center, Düsseldorf 
14:50   Closing remarks
Michael H. Sterzenbach, Secretary General, bwf
14:55   Networking reception
15:30   Event close


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