8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM

Welcoming Remarks

9:15 AM

Regulatory Keynote: Positioning Australia to Survive and Thrive in a Changing Regulatory World

9:45 AM

The US Public Policy Agenda in 2017 and Beyond
From the US Treasury’s report of financial regulation to CFTC’s Project KISS, a number of initiatives are underway to review and improve the current regulatory framework. This panel examines the issues of greatest concern and interest and discusses what the US initiatives mean for financial markets participants in the US and around the world.

10:45 AM

Morning Break

11:15 AM

European Regulation at a Crossroads
From MiFID2 finalization and implementation to benchmark reform to EMIR refit/review, the EU regulatory framework continues to move forward. Complicating the picture even more: Brexit. This panel will discuss current regulatory issues of concern today and those that pose the biggest potential challenges tomorrow.

12:15 PM

Luncheon

1:30 PM

Building Better Benchmark Arangements
The FSB, IOSCO and regulators around the world have all focused on the need to construct robust benchmarks supported by tradable prices and reliable fallback mechanisms. This panel will discuss the importance of this work in the interest rate sphere, with a particular focus on recent Australian developments including contractual documentation considerations in the event of disruption to a benchmark.

2:15 PM

Thinking Globally, Regulating Locally
Australian regulators are tasked with implementing G20 reforms, doing the right thing for the Australian markets and trying to harmonize local rules with global rules to achieve equivalence/substituted compliance. A panel of leading Australian regulators discusses these challenges in the context of WGMR, Basel Capital, CCP regulation, benchmark management, trade reporting, trade execution and market conduct.

3:00 PM

Afternoon Break

3:30 PM

Can Technology Save the Day?
With profitability declining, new efficiencies need to be found. This panel will look at some of the technological solutions being developed to transform the industry.

4:15 PM

Wrap Up – Harmonization, Standardization and Customization
A summary of the days key lessons and the importance of being  part of the transformation process.

4:30 PM

Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change

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