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Clearing in a Day

An introduction to cleared derivatives
5 October 2016 8:30am to 5:30pm BST
Etc Venue Monument // London

Wednesday 5 October, 2016 // Etc Venues Monument // London


This one-day event will provide an overview of the evolution of clearing, why it is such a key aspect of the trading of listed and, increasingly, OTC derivatives, and the key developments impacting how clearing will develop in the future. The morning offers an introduction to the topic for clearing newcomers, while the rest of the programme will drill down into further detail on the critical issues suitable for clearing experts.



Etc Venues Monument // 8 Eastcheap // London, EC4M 1AE

8.30 - 17.30


8.30-9.00              Registration

9.00-9.15              Welcome remarks

Simon Puleston Jones, Head of Europe, FIA

9.15-10.30           The evolution of clearing

What is clearing and why has it become an important part of managing risk in financial markets? This presentation will also provide an overview of the key participants in the central counterparty process including clearing firms and clearinghouses.

Damian Carolan and Emma Dwyer, Partners, Allen & Overy 

10.30-10.50         Coffee break

10.50-12.00         Managing risk at the clearinghouse

Clearinghouses use a number of tools to help them manage the risks associated with clearing derivatives. This session will outline the different methods of margining, default funds and other options for maintaining stable processes.

Christian Lee, Head of Clearing, Risk and Regulatory Practice, Catalyst

12.00-13.00         Intermediary/infrastructure default risk management

Managing the risk of default of the clearing member and the CCP

Mark Drury, Partner, Linklaters

13.00-14.00         Lunch

14.00-15.00         The regulatory backdrop

Regulators across the globe have recognised clearing as a central pillar of ensuring robust and secure financial markets. In the process, they have also introduced a swathe of regulations to oversee clearing – including EMIR and MiFID II.

Emma Rachmaninov, Senior Associate, Financial Institutions Group, Freshfields

15.00-15.15         Coffee break

15.15-16.15         Panel Discussion: The impact of new regulations on buy and sell side

New mandatory clearing requirements are expected to put a strain on liquidity of collateral, while increased capital requirements under the leverage ratio might impact firms’ ability to offer clearing services.

Moderator: Mitja Siraj, Vice President of Legal, Europe, FIA

Panellists:  Farid Anvari, Senior Counsel, Legal Franklin Templeton Investments;

Ricky Maloney, Rates and Absolute Return, Old Mutual Global Investors;

Michael Boroughs, Fixed Income Trading & Clearing Sales - Buy Side Soultions, Eurex Clearing


16.15-17.15         Where are we going now?

What does the future of clearing look like, with new direct clearing models emerging, further uncertainty due to Brexit and new technologies potentially set to change the way firms and CCPs manage their clearing operations

Simon Puleston Jones, Head of Europe, FIA

17.15                       Closing remarks





FIA Members£425 + vat (£510)
Non Members£550 + vat (£660)
Government£200 + vat (£240)
Group Discounts 10% off any booking with 5+ delegates*

* To take advantage of the group discount please email Member Services with the details of the individual attendees. 10% discount will be reflected on final invoice. 

All registrations include continental breakfast on arrival and networking lunch.


FIA offers the opportunity to support these events as either Sponsor or Partner - providing you with the platform to increase your visibility within the clearing community. 

For further information, or to discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Bernadette Connolly T: +44(0)20 7090 1334

Toni Vitale Chan T: +1 312.636.2919







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