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08:30 09:00 (30 mins)

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Registration and Coffee

09:00 09:10 (10 mins)

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Chairman's opening welcome

09:10 09:30 (20 mins)

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Keynote address: Strategic options for the industry

Global custodians are facing a series of existential challenges. Those set by regulation and digital technology are well-understood. Less appreciated is the need for global custodians to adapt their businesses to the changing demands of their buy-side clients, and the shifting structures of the markets and networks of which they are a part.

  • Dominic Hobson - Co-lead, Aon McLagan Investment Services

09:30 10:15 (45 mins)

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New custody landscape: Renew and adapt or remain and fail

Worldwide custody is changing and its imperative to discuss the most pressing topics facing the securities services industry. How well are the custodians meeting their clients’ needs? How are they adapting their business models in this tough regulatory environment?

  • Alastair Fitzsimons - Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, BNY Mellon
  • R H Mewawala - Chief Operating Officer, StockHolding

10:15 11:00 (45 mins)

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The importance of relationships between Custodians and Sub-custodians

Good practices for choosing the correct sub custodian.

What are the criteria to follow? Reliability, efficiency, service and / or cost?

 We will discuss the priorities of custodians when choosing the right partner.

11:00 11:30 (30 mins)

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Morning networking break

11:30 12:15 (45 mins)

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What is the future of custodian fees?

The past few years have seen significant downward pressure on custodians' fees and improved transparency of charging, and now some custodians are hinting that further lowering of price points will only come as a result of reduced service. How are custodians reacting to this pressure and how does it affect their existing client base?

  • Andrew Butler - Head of Product & Solutions, Asset and Fund Services, BNP Paribas
  • Bill Gourlay - CEO, IDEA Group

12:15 13:00 (45 mins)

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Collateral challenges and other pressing topics

Collateral management is transforming under the new regulatory framework

We will discuss in this session the main regulatory drivers impacting collateral and the implications of the new and constantly changing regulatory landscape, the changes and the changes in the European market behaviour.

  • Guido Wille - Member of the Executive Board, Clearstream

13:00 14:30 (90 mins)

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Lunch and Round Tables

14:30 16:15 (105 mins)

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TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT: Working towards a fully digitalised industry

A platform for leading edge technology providers to talk about how new technologies will revolutionise the industry.

16:15 16:30 (15 mins)

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Afternoon coffee break

16:30 17:15 (45 mins)

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A.I. - Welcome to the Future?

Struggling with the application of new technologies and the fear of being replaced; These are some of the negative factors to rethink the implementation of the AI of some companies.

We will analyse how to make AI an extension of a data analysis team and find the right balance between the human being and the machine.

17:15 18:00 (45 mins)

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Custodian: Choosing your partner

17:15 18:00 (45 mins)

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Asset Manager: Choosing your Custodian

18:00 19:30 (90 mins)

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Closing of Custody Forum day 1 and networking drinks