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Dec 12
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chairman's Welcome
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
The compelling correlation between credibility and confidence; and why it matters to custodians
  • Andy Agathangelou - Founding Chair, The Transparency Task Force

Trust and confidence in the financial services sector as a whole could hardly be much lower than it is today. That’s a systemic problem for market participants, policymakers and parliamentarians; but it’s also a chance for custodians to play a unique role in restoring credibility and confidence. The session will take a look at what the fundamental problems might be and explore the remedies available; particularly those that represent commercial opportunities for custodians.

09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
Escaping the Silo: What greater collaboration within the industry could look like, and why custodians need to be on the front line
  • Hari Chaitanya - Head of Investor Services Product Management, Standard Bank
  • Sarbjit Panesar - Global Head of Business Development, Asset Managers, Societe Generale Securities Services
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
ESG & the role of the custodian
  • Chris Johnson - Senior Product Manager, Market Data, HSBC Securities Services

How can custodians support the integration of sustainability and ESG criteria within investment processes? What value could be added through analytics and bespoke reporting? If adoption becomes a requirement, how do we harmonise the different frameworks and metrics for these standards?

10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Morning networking break
11:00 - 12:30 90 mins
Next Gen Asset Servicing workshop: Crypto Custody and beyond
  • Alexander Chekanov - Chief Architect, National Settlement Depository of Russia
  • Andrew Flatt - CTO & Co-Founder, Archax
  • Dmitry Tokarev - CEO, Copper.co

As the digital asset market continues to evolve, how are custodians and fund administrators developing the infrastructure and solutions to support this? What will the next generation of asset servicing look like?

12:30 - 13:45 75 mins
Lunch and networking break
13:45 - 14:30 45 mins
The Securities Lending Panel
  • Moderator Bill Foley - Director, SecFinHub
  • Andrew Dyson - Chief Executive Officer, International Securities Lending Association (ISLA)
  • Matthew Chessum - Investment Manager, Liquidity Management, Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • David Lewis - Senior Director, Securities Services, FIS
  • Simon Lee - Managing Director of Business Development, EMEA and APAC, eSecLending

Our expert panel share a topical discussion on the main themes of SL in 2018 and look ahead to 2019 and beyond

14:30 - 15:15 45 mins
Industry Innovation 2.0: Millennial Leaders’ Ideathon 2018 – Bringing securities services up to date
  • Alexandru Agachi - Co Founder, COO, Empiric Capital
  • Ewelina Sieradzka - Head of Capital Markets, 9Fin
  • Josef Wasinski - Co-Founder, Unmortgage

Changes at investor level are having knock on effects which are being felt throughout the value chain. How can we unblock the structural barriers hindering the re-calibration of the industry towards real customer-based solutions?

Hear new ideas from leading millennial innovators and disruptors coming from all sectors of the industry. What can we learn from their different approach to product development and business?

15:15 - 15:20 5 mins
Closing of Global Custody Forum 2018