Adam is a recently retired asset management professional with 35 years’ experience in the industry, his most recent role being Global Head of Regulatory Compliance for HSBC Global Asset Management. Adam joined HSBC Global Asset Management in 2006 in the role of Global Head of Product Development, where his responsibilities included the management and coordination of product development across the group’s product ranges. Previous to HSBC, Adam worked for JPMorgan Asset Management and Fleming Asset Management (before it was purchased by JPMorgan). He started there as a UK fixed income fund manager, and after 5 years moved to product development, ending up as European Head of Product Development.
Adam was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he gained an M.A. in Mathematics.
Adam lives in Tunbridge Wells with his wife Elizabeth, and also has a house in the Welsh borders, where he spends a lot of his time. He has three children, who are now all grown up. When not working, his interests are classical music & opera, cooking, cosmology, hill walking, photography, politics and trout & salmon fishing.
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Dr Gary Chia-Hsing Li
Head of Regulatory Affairs, Group Legal, Saxobank
Together with his PhD degree in European financial law, Gary is a regulatory expert having extensive industrial experience in driving regulatory changes in the EU (MiFID II/MiFIR, EMIR, SFTR, CSDR, SRD 2, GDPR, ESG, etc.). He currently heads the regulatory affairs’ function of Saxo Bank Group and is also a member of ESMA’s SMSC CWG. He is keen to take regulatory changes as opportunities and firmly believe well-organised regulatory change management is the key to monitor and handle regulatory changes smoothly and proactively.
Senior Vice President of the Internal Audit Department, Garanti BBVA
Burak Erkek serves as the Senior Vice President of the Internal Audit Department at Garanti BBVA since early 2014. He has graduated from the Department of Computer Engineering from Bilkent University. He received a MBA degree and is currently doing his PhD on Business Administration.
He has started his professional career as an auditor at Fortis. He then joined Garanti BBVA Internal Audit Department to establish the information systems audit organization. He has served as the Senior Vice President of the Internal Audit Department responsible for various fields in the past, including digital, data and operational risk audits, IT audits, compliance audits, fraud detection, branch audits, market & capital risk audits, remote audit and vendor (extended enterprise) risk audits.
He holds Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), ITIL Foundation Certificate, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and BS 25999 Lead Auditor certificates. He is married and has one child.
Head, Transaction Reporting Compliance, Standard Chartered Bank
Chad Giussani leads the Operations and Transaction Reporting Compliance team at Standard Chartered bank covering global trade and transaction reporting obligations. He has been involved with regulatory trade and transaction reporting since 2006, covering MiFID, Dodd-Frank, EMIR, SFTR and more recently many other G20 risk reporting and prudential jurisdictional requirements. Chad originally worked in the transaction reporting vendor area before moving into a leadership role within investment banking technology, then onto business change and more recently into Financial Markets Compliance.
Chad represents Standard Chartered at the trade and transaction reporting industry working groups with various trade associations including ISDA, UK Finance, FIA and AFME on the emerging rules and regulations and is the former Chairman of the Regulations Business Unit at ISITC Europe.
GRC Consultant, OneTrust GRC
Charles Allen serves as a GRC Consultant for OneTrust GRC– a purpose-built software designed to operationalise integrated risk management. In his role, Charles advises companies throughout their risk management implementations to establish processes to support operations and align with their enterprise objectives, including adopting industry best practices and adhering to requirements relating to relevant standards, frameworks, and laws (e.g. ISO, NIST, SIG and more).
Charles works with clients to realise the extent of their risk exposure, helping clients to map their digital infrastructure, assess risks, combat threats, monitor ongoing performance, and document evidence throughout the risk lifecycle.
Manager, Head of Regulatory Reporting, MuniFin
Head of US Finance Regulatory Policy, Barclays
Head of Regulatory Policy, LME Group
Katy Hyams is the Head of Regulatory Policy for LME Group. She manages the LME Group’s response and engagement with regulatory developments with a focus on domestic, European and international financial services legislation.
Katy has led the LME Group’s Brexit contingency programme, successfully ensuring that LME Group was well positioned to be able to provide continued member access following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. Katy is also leading the LME Group’s engagement with UK policy makers as they look to review the UK’s existing regulatory framework.
Katy plays an instrumental role in representing the views of the LME Group, its members and the wider metals market in the development of incoming regulation through her engagement with regulators, legislators and policymakers. She works closely with key stakeholders within the LME business in clarifying the scope, and managing the implementation, of incoming regulatory change.
Managing Director, Erste Group Services GmbH
After some years in the IFRS Accounting and Regulatory Reporting in Erste Group, Markus overtook the position of Head of Group Statutory Reporting.
From 2017 to 2020 he headed the Data- and Reporting Governance department and established a group-wide Statutory Reporting Governance
On 1 May 2021 he overtook the position of a Managing Director in Erste Group Services GmbH, a hundred percent owned entity of Erste Group Bank AG.
Focus areas: Data Model based Reporting, COREP, Reporting Projects and coordination of reporting topics in the Institutional Protection Scheme of Erste Group
Quote: Change is the only constant in life (Heractlitus)
Account Director, Bureau van Dijk
Head of Regulatory Products, AxiomSL Ltd.
Fraser Hall has been with AxiomSL for the past seven years working in various roles across the organisation, he is currently responsible for the delivery of AxiomSL financial and regulatory products across EMEA as well as delivering a managed change service to further extend the support provided to clients. With a background in data, finance and technology solutions, Fraser has a wealth of knowledge and experience in delivering products that meet the evolving regulatory landscape as well as simplifying the process for clients in meeting their regulatory obligations.
Since joining AxiomSL in 2014, Fraser has managed Support, Pre-Sales, Professional Services, Product, Reports & Taxonomies and most recently the Managed Change Services team.
Fraser holds an M.Eng. with distinction in computer science from the University of Strathclyde.
Head of Compliance & Operations, Euro Exim Bank Ltd
Graham Bright is Head – Compliance and Operations at Euro Exim Bank Ltd, an innovative financial institution specialising in Trade Finance – issuing and relaying LCs, SBLCs, Performance Bonds and Bank Guarantees facilitating global trade.
With a number of roles and more than 35 years (with 20 years at SWIFT) in the finance industry, his experience encompasses working collaboratively with industry utilities, regulators and Central Banks (CHAPS and Enquiry link projects), consulting, and partner/channels management.
He holds a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies, and is also a serving UK Justice of the Peace in Magistrates Court having sat on Criminal and Proceeds of Crime trials, and sits on Crown Court appeals.
Formerly Director of FSI Solutions and Strategy at EMC, he was a financial SME with responsibility for paperless banking, compliance and risk solutions. Prior to EMC, he was Managing Director of Financial Tradeware, provider of broker and hedge funds trading systems.
Euro Exim Bank Ltd, has recently announced its participation with Ripple, for real-time payments, low liquidity requirements for FX transfers using XRP cryptocurrency, and embedding trade messages in Ripple instructions, providing new instruction delivery solutions for the industry.
Graham is a regular contributor to trade journals (GTR, TFR), with published thought leadership articles in financial technology press, and a speaker at international trade industry conferences such as SIBOS, GTR and Ripple Regional events.
Head of MiFID Regulatory Technology Oversight, EMEA, Nomura
Imran has over 15 years’ experience working in the Investment Banking sector.
During his career he has worked in a variety of roles from Software Developer, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Regulatory Technology oversight across Front, Middle and Back Office Technology teams.
Imran joined Nomura in 2008 starting off in the Global Markets technology division in roles which saw him face off to heads of Cash Trading, Program Trading, Systematic Trading, Proprietary Trading and Quant Prime brokerage desks. Imran currently works in the Corporate Technology Services division heading up several Regulatory Reporting teams
In his most current role (Head of Reg. Tech), Imran is responsible for the oversight of front to back Technology programmes of regulatory work, changes and support requirements impacting both Mifid and GTR reporting regimes to ensure regulatory compliance of Nomura platforms.
Head - Compliance and Operations, Euro Exim Bank Ltd.
Graham Bright is Head – Compliance and Operations at Euro Exim Bank Ltd, an innovative financial institution specialising in Trade Finance, facilitating global trade for buyers worldwide.
With a number of roles and more than 35 years (with 20 years at SWIFT) in the finance industry, his experience encompasses working collaboratively with industry utilities, regulators and Central Banks, consulting, and partner/channels management.
He holds a BA (Hons.) degree in Business Studies and is a serving UK Justice of the Peace, and also sits on Crown Court appeals.
Formerly Director of FSI Solutions and Strategy at EMC, he was a financial SME with responsibility for paperless banking, compliance and risk solutions. Prior to EMC, he was managing Director of Financial Tradeware, provider of broker and hedge funds trading systems.
Euro Exim BankLtd, participates with Ripple, for real-time payments, low liquidity requirements for FX transfers using XRP cryptocurrency, and embedding trade messages in Ripple instructions, providing new instruction delivery solutions for the industry.
Graham is a regular contributor to trade journals (GTR, TFR), with published thought leadership articles in financial technology press, and a speaker at trade industry conferences across the globe. He has also been recognised for prestigious industry awards including ‘Most Innovative Executive in Trade Finance –2020’.
Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Strategy and Risk, Wholesale Credit & Market Risk, HSBC Group
Katherine leads the Regulatory Policy and Engagement team for Risk at HSBC Group. Her team is responsible for covering new regulation impacting the banks’ Wholesale Credit and Traded Risk functions, as well as IRB, IMA and IMM internal models. This includes addressing supervisory expectations and demands for the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA). She has been with HSBC for eight years. Prior to this she was based in Brussels as a Public Affairs consultant specialising in financial services regulation. Katherine has an MA in International Economic Relations from American University and a Maîtrise in European and International Law from the University of La Reunion. She is a fluent French speaker.
FinTech and Regulatory Senior Consultant, FSC Mauritius
Currently Loretta is the blockchain consultant at the OSCE. Loretta is an external resource to GIABA, She regularly advises a number of global organisations on responsible adoption of blockchain technology across policy makers, governments and industry. Also the MD of Lo-Jo Consulting. She is the FinTech and regulatory consultant to the Government of Bermuda, Antigua/Barbuda, Serbia and the Premier office of South Australia. Loretta is the consultant to the Financial Services Commission Of Mauritius.
Loretta sits on the papal council of Humanity 2.0 the Developed in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development at the Holy See and a consortium of leaders and luminaries.
Loretta is a highly dynamic, skilled banking, financial and consulting professional with over 25 years in financial markets and related sectors. She has a worked for major investment banks at Board, MD or senior management level throughout Asia and India including, RBS (India), Macquarie Group (India), Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Elara Capital (India).
Spanning a long career, Loretta has tremendous exposure to global financial markets, multiple asset classes and emerging market environments. Loretta has advised many international banks, global hedge and pension funds on managing portfolio and exposure to derivatives and related products. For the last decade, she has been paramount in successful transaction facilitation for Foreign Investors in India and other emerging markets. She has operated in many multi-cultural organisations.
Loretta sits on the advisory board of UWS (Business School), Blume Ventures (India). She is also an adjunct fellow at UWS (Australia).She was previously Director of market development at SSX , is a Lifetime fellow of ADDCA (Australian Digital Currency and Commerce Association) chair of the Sebian blockchain Association.
Loretta holds various advisory positions in India and Australia. She was the recipient of the Fintech Australia “Female leader of 2016” She was the recipient of the Fintech Australia “leader of 2017 and Sancta Sophia College (Within Sydney University) Alumni Award 2016, 2018 and current 2019 alumni Award recipient for Social impact. Loretta holds a bachelor of economics degree from the University of Sydney
Senior Risk Advisor, AxiomSL Ltd.
Mahim Mehra is an accomplished Credit Risk professional with 35 years of experience in the field of risk management. He is currently a Senior Risk Advisor at AxiomSL. Prior roles include Head of Contributor Relationships at Credit Benchmark, Morgan Stanley’s Co–Head of Credit Risk for Europe Middle East and Africa, and several senior positions within Citibank Asia.
He has also consulted on projects for the United Nations, International Atomic Energy Agency, Citibank and BCG in the fields of risk, regulations and project evaluation. Mahim graduated from the London School of Economics with an MSc (Economics) degree, as an INLAKS scholar
Strategy and Business Development Manager, AxiomSL Ltd.
Mark Coughlan develops AxiomSL’s strategy, partnerships, and global client engagements for EMEA. Mark has over 30 years of experience in the financial services technology industry, having held key IT leadership roles at JPMorgan Chase (London and New York), ING Group (Amsterdam) and Credit Suisse (Zurich) and most recently at HSBC (London).
Mark has successfully delivered many large and complex change programs, leveraging technology to deliver enhanced business capability and value. He has worked extensively in the finance and risk domain over the last 15 years, developing strategic architectures and specific solutions to address the complex challenges and aggressive deadlines presented by ever-expanding regulatory frameworks. Recently, Mark has been involved in the adoption of strategic technologies such as DevOps, big data, cloud services and robotics in the finance and risk domains.
Mark holds a diploma in information technology from the Control Data Institute, London.
Head of International Financial Reporting Division, VTB Bank
Natalia is a professional manager with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Currently Natalia is the Head of International Financial Reporting Division (the Division) of VTB Bank, Russia.
VTB Bank is the second largest bank of Russia and the parent of the large multinational banking group (the Group). Natalia is in charge of the Group’s consolidated financial statements and preparation of internal reporting financial information for the Managing Board. She is in charge of financial analysis of the Group’s transactions, including M&A, while they are still in structuring phase.
Natalia issues recommendations on application of the IFRS standards to the Bank’s prudential reporting as the standards are gradually adopted by the Bank of Russia. Natalia deeply understands the specifics of the business through many years of experience in analyzing loan portfolios in the following industries: IT, space, defense, real estate, construction, agriculture, etc.
Natalia is an expert in managing “run”, “change” and project teams. She is a recognized professional in negotiations and coaching of people and teams.
Director, Head of Regulatory Insight (Interpretation) & Strategic Response, Barclays
Recently delivered the business strategy in response to BUK’s preparedness for hard Brexit, currently focusing on growth strategy using regulations positively in addition to running the strategy for creating a direct clearing proposition for Treasury business.
Experienced in dealing with senior stakeholders including business and product heads including key eExCo members. Co-leader of RegTech initiatives specifically focusing on digital regulatory reporting and automation of regulatory interpretation and horizon scanning using ML techniques.
Previous Experience: Central Counterparty (CCP) On-boarding, Venue Transition, Design and Implementation of TOMs to deliver an enhanced trade validation and enrichment capability, Post Trade Process & Finance Change.
PJ Di Giammarino
CEO / Chair, JWG Group / RegTech Council
PJ Di Giammarino is an independent RegTech authority with a global network of senior bankers, regulators, and technologists which he brings together to enable compliance via adoption of new technology resulting in better, faster, cheaper and safer solutions.
Following a career of building systems and top management consulting including McKinsey, PJ was the COO of Technology at Barclays Capital.
Seeing the RegTech opportunity early, he founded JWG Group in 2006 to provide practitioners a platform for Joint Working Groups. As an independent think-tank JWG leverages its unique position with regulators, firms and their suppliers to facilitate the right RegTech dialogues and drive global change.
Currently JWG is working with the top players in the industry to deliver on the promise of digital regulatory reporting for global OTC derivatives and defining holistic management obligations for trade surveillance.
Since 2015, JWG has worked with global financial institutions to develop and deploy RegDelta – the gold standard for AI-powered control over regulatory obligations. Today we harness decades of intelligence to source tens of thousands of global regulatory texts and filter the noise to allow rapid risk assessment and effective control.
PJ has been based in Europe for 20 years and London for 15. He is an active member of the International Organisation for Standardization and he also serves as Chairman of the Committee to Establish the RegTech Council.
Global Product Manager, Capital, AxiomSL Ltd.
Richard Moss is responsible for driving the vision and strategy for ControllerView and leading its development, design and team of subject matter experts. He tracks the regulatory landscape to ensure coverage and compliance and monitors competing products and offerings to ensure that AxiomSL provides the best-on-thestreet solution. He is also tasked with building client relationships, gathering feedback, overseeing marketing and content, and speaking at conferences and other industry events.
Prior to AxiomSL, Richard was an audit manager with EY, a vice president at Barclays Capital where he was responsible for equity derivatives product control, and a regulatory and technology leader at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Richard holds a B.A. with honours in economics from Durham University. He is also an ICAS Chartered Accountant.
Head of Regulatory Developments, NatWest Group
Ross is Head of Regulatory Developments at NatWest Group, where his responsibilities include assessing the regulatory landscape and identifying any implications for the bank’s strategy and operations. He has been with NatWest Group for 15 years, holding senior roles across Economics, Strategy and Communications. Prior to his current role, Ross was responsible for providing strategic communications advice to the Group CEO. Ross is also a member of the CBI Financial Services Council and regularly represents the bank with trade associations and other key stakeholders.
GRC Consulting Director, OneTrust GRC
Scott Bridgen serves as a GRC Consulting Director for OneTrust GRC– a purpose-built software designed to operationalise integrated risk management. In his role, Scott is responsible for driving the development and delivery of OneTrust’s integrated risk management product as well as driving the refinement of the toolset and offerings. He advises companies throughout their risk management implementations to establish processes to support operations and align with their enterprise objectives, including adopting industry best practices and adhering to requirements relating to relevant standards, frameworks, and laws (e.g. ISO, NIST, SIG and more).
Scott works with clients to realise the extent of their risk exposure, helping clients to map their digital infrastructure, assess risks, combat threats, monitor ongoing performance, and document evidence throughout the risk lifecycle.
Head of Trade Expertise & Regulatory Affairs, BNP Paribas
Since April 1st 2020, Vincent Davignon has been in charge of International Retail Banking for Correspondent Banking, Factoring and Trade Finance.
For the last two years, he was in charge of the Trade Product Management and Regulatory Affairs reporting to the Global Head of BNPP Trade Finance. Between 2008 to 2017 he was the Head of the International Retail Banking Trade Finance having the responsibility to lead 60 sales specialists spread between Poland, Turkey, Ukraine, The USA (Bank of the West), Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ivory Coast and Gabon.
Vincent has over 25 years of experience in the Banking industry. Before that he has been in charge of European Desk Manager (based in New York), Head of Cash management Business Development and Head of Corporate Trade Finance