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EU Benchmark Regulation,
Preparing for the Buy-Side Challenges

9th June, 2016

13.30 - 17.00

Saddlers' Hall
40 Gutter Lane, London, EC2V 6BR

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13.30  Registration and Buffet Lunch

14.00  Welcome Remarks
Bruno Piers de Raveschoot - Chief Operating Officer Regulatory Division - RIMES Technologies Corporation

14.15  Session I
Key Developments on Incoming EU Benchmark Regulation
Joanna Perkins - Chief Executive - Financial Markets Law Committee (FMLC) (Patrons include Bank of England, BBA, FIA and the Alternative Investment Management Association)

A summary of key developments in the field of financial benchmarks, chiefly the imminent EU Benchmarks Regulation and consideration of the future of regulated benchmarks as reference rates in financial instruments. Can the ongoing reform programme accommodate the demand for fair and efficient market benchmarks on the one hand, and for the stability and continuity of markets and market contracts on the other?

14.45  Session II
EU Benchmark Reform on Proprietary Indices
Will Dibble - Partner Financial Services & Products Group -
CMS Cameron McKenna LLP

Examining the impact of benchmark reform on proprietary indices, this session will be looking at appropriate responses that establish the required levels of transparency and sound governance.

15.15  Session III
Background to EU Benchmark Regulation
Will Amos - Partner, Risk & Regulation - PwC

This session will explore the latest regulatory developments with regards to benchmark regulation, and look in some detail at the lessons learnt during implementation. This segment will cover important issues that the buy-side should be thinking about.

15.45  Coffee Break

16.00  Session IV
EU Benchmark Regulation: Challenges for Investment Managers
Agathi Pafili - Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor -
European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)

This session will analyse the challenges and added value of the EU Benchmarks Regulation from a user’s perspective; the certainty on the robustness of the indices; the clarity on the imposed requirements and the avoidance of unnecessary legal burden; and costs to them and the final investors.

16.30  Session V
Benchmark Assurance: How to Respond
Stephen Farrell - Director, Banking & Capital Markets - Deloitte

The role of benchmark assurance in benchmarks regulation – what is it, and what areas of activity does it cover? This session will consider the important issue of how to respond effectively to benchmark assurance requests.

17.00  End of Seminar and Cocktail Reception
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* Please note that places are limited and registration is mandatory for this conference. Due to the nature of our events, this conference is reserved for buy-side compliance and operations end-users.



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