The Finadium 2016 Conference is Tuesday March 15

We are very pleased to report that our annual conference in NYC is right on track for a successful event. With 119 registered delegates and 18 speakers, we expect this to be a dynamic and engaging day. We present below the agenda as it stands.

The Finadium 2016 Conference
7:45am – 8:30am Registration and breakfast
8:30am – 9:10am Market responses to regulation
How regulations are transforming the securities lending, repo and secured product marketplaces
OTC derivatives vs. securities lending and repo?
Shadow banking regulation
The capital cost calculator
Lessons from Finadium research
Emerging trends to watch
Josh Galper, Conference Chair
Managing Principal
Finadium
9:10am – 9:35am Collateral segregation: getting ahead of new requirements
9:35am – 10:00am OTC Derivatives, securities lending and the future of market structure
Are prime brokers really preferencing swaps over securities loans?
What does this mean for banks, hedge funds and agent lenders?
How will regulators respond to a new decline in market liquidity for equities?
Is this move healthy or dangerous for market risk and stability?
How can market participants take advantage of this growing dynamic?
10:00am – 10:20am Break
10:20am – 11:05am The good news for hedge funds, asset managers and insurance companies
In a year full of bad news, what opportunities are growing for the buy-side in securities finance?
Is this the year for direct securities lending and repo to take off?
How viable are on and off-exchange solutions for self-financing?
Moderator
Josh Galper, Managing Principal
Finadium
Panelists
Jeff Kidwell, Head of Direct Repo
AVM LLP
Phil Simons, Global Head of Sales and Relationship Management
Eurex Clearing
Scot Warren, Executive Vice President
The Options Clearing Corporation
James Treseler, Global Head, Cross Asset Secured Financing
Societe Generale
11:05am – 11:40am Securities finance in the news: what’s important, what gets covered and why
How do you decide what to cover?
Do you write about the perceived benefits and negatives of securities finance or do you try to stay neutral?
What would help you report on securities finance more easily than today?
What kind of demand do you see from your readers on securities finance topics?
Moderator
Josh Galper, Managing Principal
Finadium
Panelists
Tracy Alloway, Executive Editor
Bloomberg Markets
Katy Burne, Reporter
Wall Street Journal
Joe Rennison, US Capital Markets Reporter
Financial Times
11:40am – 12:25pm New developments in technology for financing, collateral and liquidity management
How is demand evolving for collateral management technology systems?
How are technology vendors responding?
How far are technology vendors extending into value-added analytics?
What is the value of captive networks vs. distributed ledgers?
How much can be automated in today’s financial markets?
Moderator
Tom Ciulla, Partner, Financial Services
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Panelists
Dow Veeranarong, Global Product Owner
EquiLend
Etienne Ravex, Product Manager for Collateral Management Solutions
Murex
Jean-Paul Musicco, Managing Director
Trading Apps
Bimal Kadikar, CEO and Founder
Transcend Street Solutions
12:25pm – 1:20pm Lunch and Networking
1:20pm – 1:35pm You don’t have to trust Wall Street. You just have to trust mathematics.
Patrick Byrne, CEO
Overstock.com
1:35pm – 2:25pm Blockchain in action for securities processing
The market is starting to experiment with blockchain: what does this mean for your organization?
Can blockchains be safely implemented and who should own them?
Which technology firms have offerings for the institutional securities market?
What evolutions can be expected in the next year?
Moderator
Josh Galper, Managing Principal
Finadium
Panelists
Patrick Byrne, CEO
Overstock.com
Steve Wager, EVP Operations and Development
itBit
Dan O’Prey, Chief Marketing Officer
Digital Asset Holdings
Rick Stinchfield, Senior Consultant
Finadium
2:30pm Conference wrap up

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