ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council General Meeting

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Date: 15 November 2019
Time: 13.00 - 16.00 CET
Venue: Belgium

Event overview

ICMA’s European Repo and Collateral Council (ERCC) brings together professional participants from all sides of Europe's repo and collateral market. It plays a leading role in setting out best practice for the market and provides data on market volumes through the European repo survey.

The ERCC’s General Meetings provide a good opportunity to meet others in the market and hear about various current issues and the steps being taken to address them. The meetings are open to anyone with an interest in repo and collateral.

This agenda covered a wide range of relevant topics, including the ERCC’s extensive work on the implementation of the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) and Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR), ahead of their application in 2020.

Attendees were also informed about the latest legal developments, current operational challenges and the role of technology. Another focus area was on the current transition to risk free rates and its implications for repo markets.

Download the full ICMA ERCC General Meeting presentation.


13.00 Registration

Welcome Remarks
Godfried De Vidts, Senior Advisor, ICMA ERCC


ERCC Initiatives 2019: Helping to foster a robust and orderly repo and collateral market
Godfried De Vidts, Senior Advisor, ICMA ERCC

Lisa Cleary, Senior Director, ICMA
Richard Comotto, Senior Fellow, ICMA Centre
Nicholas Hamilton, Executive Director, Digital & Platform Services, J.P. Morgan; ERCC Ops chair
Andy Hill, Senior Director, ICMA
Alexander Westphal, Director, ICMA

Panel Discussion: Creating a European Safe Asset

Andy Hill, Senior Director, ICMA

Graham Bishop, Consultant on EU Integration, grahambishop.com
Andreas (Andy) Jobst, Senior Economist (European Department), International Monetary Fund (IMF)
George Kalogeropoulos, Adviser/DG – Market Infrastructure and Payments, European Central Bank
Jean-Louis Schirmann, Secretary General, European Money Markets Institute (EMMI)
Closing Remarks
16.00 Event close