SFTR and Implications for Asia-Pacific Workshop

 
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Date: 3 September 2019
Time: 10.00-13.00
Venue: Singapore


Event overview

As the EU readies itself for the 2020 implementation of EU Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), ICMA and SGX provided a learning session in Singapore to cover progress on SFTR and implications for Asia-Pacific fixed income markets. It also took the opportunity to cover key updates on ICMA’s key initiatives in APAC over 2019/20.
 
The session gave participants an overview of:
  • SFTR overview: who needs to report what (and when)
  • SFTR’s phased implementation timeline for investors, banks and clearing houses
  • SFTR implications for Asian counterparties facing EU entities
  • Challenges encountered by market participants and the role of ICMA
  • Updates on ICMA key initiatives in APAC
This workshop was intended for:
  • Trading and operational staff from banks (both market making and ALM desks) and investors active in local and international repo and lending markets
  • Fixed income market structure leads and regulators
  • Legal, regulatory and compliance professionals involved with MIFID implementation and regulatory change
Agenda

10.00 Registration
 
10.15

Welcome Remarks
Mark Leahy, Senior Vice President and Head of Fixed Income, SGX
 
10.30
Presentation on SFTR and implications for Asia-Pacific
Andy Hill, Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
Paul Landless, Partner, Clifford Chance
 
11.30





Moderated discussion and Q&A
Moderator: Mushtaq Kapasi, Chief Representative, Asia-Pacific, ICMA

Panellists:
Andy Hill, Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
Paul Landless, Partner, Clifford Chance
 
12.00 Networking lunch
 
13.00 Event Close