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Brussels - Euroclear Collateral Conference 2017

The 2017 Euroclear Collateral Conference brings together industry experts from all fields of collateral management to openly discuss the challenges and opportunities that impact us all.

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels on 13 and 14 November and hope you enjoy the conference.

Monday 13 November

11:00 - Registration

Join us for coffee and lunch


Opening remarks

Marije Verhelst, Director, Product Management - Securities Lending and Collateral Management, Euroclear

Olivier de Schaetzen, Head of Product Solutions - Collateral Management, Euroclear



Lieve Mostrey, CEO, Euroclear

14:00 - Panel

Derivatives collateral management

As uncleared derivatives move toward required segregation of initial margin, the opportunity to more closely align the management of the margin process between the uncleared and cleared derivatives worlds is more prevalent than ever.  

Hear from a team of panelists who will discuss the opportunities which exist across all derivatives users, to achieve a higher level of efficiency from some of the solutions which are emerging in the market.  Panelists include representatives from the sell side, buy side, collateral administrator, CCP and vendor community.



Olivier Guersent, Director General European Commission, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union



16:30 - Breakout

Are peer-to-peer platforms the future of securities finance ?

Join the panellists as they explore the case for peer-to-peer repo and securities lending platforms and take a look at the challenges and questions that lie ahead, for example:

  • Will these platforms offer the same value to all types of firms?
  • Is there a particular business lines that is most suited to peer-to-peer platforms? 
  • Will certain other types of securities financing business need to be excluded ?

Securities lending in a changing world

The panel explores the way in which regulation such as Basel III, EMIR and UCITS V is shaping the current state of the industry.

It will also look at how different participants are reacting to increasing complexity of the market, what they think about alternative trade set-ups such as with a CCP or under a pledge structure – instead of title transfer, and peer-to-peer lending.

The panel will aslo discuss the changing needs of both buy and sell side participants. 

17:15 - Breakout

Regulatory change and what it means for custodians

So far, the new OTCD regulatory requirements have predominantly impacted the largest firms in the banking industry.

But as the imposed regulatory threshold becomes smaller, a large number of financial institutions and buy-side firms from outside the traditional interbank market will also need to start exchanging Initial Margin for their OTC derivatives activity.

This session will explore the impact of this development on the market and, in particular, the implications on the custodian community.

Collateral management and financing beyond traditional asset classes

Key regulatory developments have resulted in a dramatic increase in the need for collateral and as a result collateral pools are beginning to constrict.

During this session we will look at how widespread acceptance of new asset classes could help boost the supply of collateral and the challenges that need to be overcome before this comes to fruition.


Closing remarks and beer tasting


Dinner reception

Tuesday 14 November


Registration and breakfast


Opening remarks

Frederic Hannequart, Chairman Euroclear Bank and Chief Business Officer, Euroclear Group

09:45 - Panel

The evolution of collateral trading

A wave of global regulation has dramatically changed the securities financing landscape. But, the market has shown that it has the capacity and willingness to adapt and turn challenge into opportunity.

Firms are increasingly adopting a holistic approach to collateral management, combining fixed income and equity financing desks, as well as moving away from balance sheet intensive trades to support their liquidity needs.

During this session panellists from a number of key players will share their views and explore the opportunities they see going forward for their business line.


Euroclear update

Olivier Grimonpont, Global Head of Collateral Management and Securities Lending, Euroclear



12:00 - Panel

Chasing liquidity – challenges and opportunities post-T2S

With T2S now well and truly live across Europe the market is looking at how to maximise the opportunities presented by the new financial landscape.

This panel will explore what the future holds and address a number of key questions, including:

  • Does T2S offer greater balance sheet capacity due to netting opportunities and how can market infrastructure help?
  • Will T2S and other market harmonisation initiatives positively impact liquidity and collateral mobility? 
  • How is the market preparing as the ECB winds down its exceptional programmes such as QE and PSPP?


Closing remarks

Olivier de Schaetzen, Head of Product Solutions - Collateral Management


Closing lunch