8:15 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks
Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA

9:15 AM

Keynote Address
Cathie Armour, Commissioner, Australian Securities & Investments Commission 

9:35 AM

Fireside Chat with Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
Hosted by: Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA 

10:00 AM

The Next Steps to Benchmark Reform
Work is progressing on initiatives to transition from interbank offered rates to alternative risk-free rates, but implementation initiatives across the industry are at an early stage. What steps should firms take to plan for benchmark reform, and what should they be doing now?

  • Key conclusions from ISDA’s IBOR Global Transition Report and Survey
  • Adoption of alternative risk-free rates – where are we now and where do we need to go?
  • Progress on identification and implementation of robust fallbacks

10:50 AM

Morning Break

11:20 AM

Chairman's Remarks
Eric Litvack, ISDA Chairman, Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Strategy, Société Générale Global Banking and Investor Solutions

11:35 AM

Cleared vs Non-cleared Derivatives
The margin rules for non-cleared derivatives were explicitly calibrated by regulators to encourage a shift to central clearing. But with clearing activity running ahead of the mandates, is it time to assess whether those incentives are set at the right level?

  • Analysis of cleared and non-cleared activity
  • Results of incentives to clear study
  • The levers used to encourage clearing – the margin compliance threshold and MPOR
  • Getting ready for the Phase 4 and Phase 5 rollout of initial margin requirements

12:25 PM


1:30 PM

Guest Speaker

1:50 PM

A Global Capital Framework?
While the industry waits for the revised set of final rules for market risk from the Basel Committee, national regulators are working to implement the latest set of capital measures into local rules. How are national authorities approaching this, and to what extent will the rules be consistent, appropriate and risk sensitive? Is a truly harmonized capital framework achievable – and even desirable?

  • The industry’s view on the FRTB
  • Progress in the implementation timetable
  • Where might divergences emerge?
  • Results of the industry’s capital impact study

2:20 PM

Progress has been made to make cross-border derivatives trading less challenging, with substituted compliance determines in some key areas, including CCP rules. What more needs to be done? Will events like Brexit hinder efforts to achieve equivalence across the globe?

  • Challenges and target areas for substituted compliance/equivalence
  • Implications of trading venue recognition between the US and EU
  • EU’s proposed rules on the supervision of third-country CCPs
  • Contract continuity post-Brexit
  • Impact of Brexit on the ISDA Master Agreement

3:10 PM

Afternoon Break

3:40 PM

The Documentation Revolution
Derivatives processes are increasingly shifting to automated solutions, but legal documentation remains largely paper-based. A number of industry solutions are now under way to digitize the process of negotiating, executing and storing legal agreements, including the new ISDA Create platform.

4:00 PM

Let's Get Digital...
How are derivatives market participants using new technologies in their business and what does the future look like? What areas are most susceptible to disruption and where is the biggest need for a technology transformation? How important are initiatives like the ISDA Common Domain Model to develop a standard for product data, events and processes, and how might it be employed in practice?

4:50 PM

Conference Concludes

Agenda is subject to change

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