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Keynote Speech - Wholesale central bank digital currency – the safe way to debt capital market efficiency
Senior Digital Innovation Officer in the Chief Financial Officer Department - ESM
A number of transactions in various jurisdictions demonstrate how bringing on-chain the cash leg of wholesale transactions on digital bonds brings efficiency to post-trade. However little has been said or demonstrated about the added value of DLT for pre-trade. In the keynote, Josselin Hebert will discuss how DLT and a wholesale digital euro could add efficiency to pre-trade steps of the debt issuance process
Internalisation of equity portfolio management
Risk Manager - Czech National Bank
After briefly introducing the Czech National Bank Foreign Exchange Reserves structure, Martin Vesely will walk you through their recent project to internalise equity portfolio management. The presentation will highlight the project’s strategy and positive outcomes and elaborate on the Czech National Bank’s challenges with this project. He will conclude by comparing the performance of internal versus external equity portfolio management.
Tokenised finance; what role for a central bank
Director of Innovation and Financial Market Infrastructures in the Directorate General of Financial Stability and Operations - Banque de France
This presentation will set the scene of the current trend of tokenised finance, the challenges it poses, and the opportunities and role central banks could play in this changing paradigm.
Project Leap: Quantum-proofing the financial system
Advisor - BIS Innovation Hub
This cyber security project aims at investigating and testing cryptographic solutions that can withstand the vastly improved processing power of quantum computers. The goal is – together with Banque de France and Deutsche Bundesbank, the project partners within the Eurosystem – to test use cases in various central banking processes like payments and examine how existing communications, processing, and storage systems are impacted by the introduction of new quantum-resistant cryptographic protocols.
RTGS Renewal and Wholesale CBDC
Policy and Product Lead for the Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) Renewal programme - Bank of England
This presentation will describe the Bank of England’s ambitious investment programme on its RTGS system, covering both upcoming releases and the longer-term product roadmap. It will explain how this investment is enhancing sterling RTGS as a wholesale CBDC by supporting innovation among participants and market infrastructures.