Richard Comotto

Richard is a course director for the Professional Repo Market Course delivered by ICMA in Europe and jointly with ASIFMA in Asia, and for the ICMA-ISLA GMRA-GMSLA Legal and Documentation Workshop.

He is Director of the ICMA semi-annual survey of the European repo market and consultant to the ICMA’s European Repo Council (ERC), in which capacity, he has authored the ICMA/ERCC’s Guide to Best Practice in the European Repo Market, Repo FAQs and several research reports.

Richard also acts as an independent consultant providing research, support and training on the institutional money, securities and derivatives markets to a wide range of clients, including professional market associations, government agencies, regulatory authorities, clearing houses, multilateral development banks, banks, brokers and information services, both in the City of London and outside the UK.

Richard served for 10 years in the Bank of England (1979-89), including the Bank’s International and Foreign Exchange Divisions and on secondment to the UK Delegation to the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC (1987-89). He has participated in World Bank and IMF in technical assistance programmes to establish more active repo markets in Egypt and Indonesia.

Richard trains on the following workshops:

ICMA Workshop: Professional Repo & Collateral Management

ICMA Workshop: Repo and securities lending under GMRA and GMSLA


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