Central Bank Workshop

14 November - Brussels

The 2018 edition of the Euroclear Central Bank Workshop will take place on 14 November in Brussels, at the Hilton Grand Place.

Held every two years, it has grown into an essential forum for senior professionals from Central Banks, Ministry of Finances and supranational organisations interested in the increasingly important post-trade industry.

In 2016, industry experts engaged with close to 60 delegates from across the world to explore trends in reserve management, the economic and regulatory landscape, blockchain, cyber security, and KYC and compliance.

The Central Bank Workshop will be followed, on 15 and 16 November by the 2018 edition of the Euroclear Collateral Conference.

So mark the dates in your diary and visit euroclear.com for the latest information.


Programme and speakers

Through a selection of keynote speeches and panel discussions, you will be presented with a unique opportunity to discuss and learn about the latest regulatory, technological, security and business developments from within our industry.

09:15

Welcome

Frederic Hannequart - Chairman, Euroclear


09:45

Economic outlook

Peter Vanden Houte - Chief Economist, ING Belgium


10:15

How to ensure sustainable development of the Fintech ecosystem

Shu-Pui Li - Executive Director (Financial Infrastructure), Hong Kong Monetary Authority


11:00

Coffee and networking


11:20

International ETFs as instrument for foreign reserves

Andrew Brickman, Director, Client Execution Sales / iShares Capital Markets, BlackRock

Andrew Mackenzie, Managing Director, Member of the Official Institutions Group, BlackRock


12:00

Risk framework - new instruments

Michal Zajac - Head of Risk Management and Investment Strategy, National Bank of Slovakia


12:30

Lunch and networking


14:00

Best execution and trade compliance

Carsten Andersen - Head of Front Office, Reserve Management and Collateral, Danmarks Nationalbank


14:30

Panel: Systemic risk

  1. Interdependencies/networks
    Mapping, measuring and managing inward/outward systemic risk exposures; understanding the financial network; official sector initiatives in this space.

    Kimmo Soramäki, Founder and CEO, Financial Network Analytics

  2. Cyber risk/wholesale fraud 
    Perspectives on systemic risks emanating from the cyber space; recent CPMI work on managing end-point security in wholesale payments.

    Emran Islam, Market Infrastructure Expert, Oversight Division, European Central Bank

  3. FinTech
    The changing landscape; how to ensure that the benefits of new technology can be realised while managing potential risks; adjusting to new players; monitoring the regulatory perimeter.

    Daniel Heller, CFO, Bitlumens

  4. Regulatory expectations
    What regulators expect of FMIs in their role as 'systemic risk managers'; how FMIs can best put this into practice.

    Dr. Mariam Harfush Pardo, Senior Manager - FMI Risk and Research, Bank of England

15:20

Closing remarks


15:30

The programme is subject to change.

Closing drink and networking