ISLA 29th Annual Securities Finance & Collateral Management Conference

  • 6-8 June 2022
  • Vienna, Austria


Please note that the agenda timings are in CET. All sessions except the networking breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches and drinks receptions (including the Beneficial Owner closed-door event) will be live streamed through the online platform. 

Monday 6th June

17:30 - 18:30

Registration Opens

18:30 - 20:00

Welcome Drinks Reception

To open this year’s conference, we invite registered in-person delegates to attend a drinks reception at the Marriott, Vienna. As the conference returns after a period of hiatus, an ideal opportunity to engage with industry peers in this kick-off networking event!

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Tuesday 7th June

08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast & Registration

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09:15 - 09:30

Welcome Remarks

Andrew Dyson Chief Executive Officer International Securities Lending Association (ISLA)

09:30 - 10:15

Economic, Political & Regulatory Update

With inflation at its highest for several decades this session will look at the current macro-economic, political, and regulatory landscapes as the global economy continues to weather the waves of the COVID pandemic, post-Brexit consequences, and the impacts of the recent Ukraine-Russia conflict.


Laura Douglas Senior Associate Clifford Chance

Bertie Huet SVP & Senior Partner, Deputy Managing Director FleishmanHillard

James Smith Developed Market Economist ING

10:15 - 10:45

Opening Keynote Address

Dr. Daniel Nageler Head of the Treasury FRONT Office Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)

10:45 - 11:15

Networking Refreshment Break

11:15 - 12:15

Industry Leaders' Perspectives & Predictions

As opposed to closing this year’s conference, and following on from the macro perspectives outlined earlier, senior figures from across the securities finance industry will continue to set the scene, sharing their experiences of 2022, and thoughts on the remainder of the year and beyond. How are their businesses adapting to the post-Brexit world where equivalence seems increasingly unlikely, and the economic and social recovery from the pandemic is demanding fresh thinking in many areas? What key business and client demands are driving their trading decisions and product roadmaps? Any predictions for the future?


Andrew Dyson Chief Executive Officer ISLA


Jon Atkins Head of Alternative Financing, Agency Securities Finance J.P. Morgan

Ernst Dolce Head of Liquidity Solutions AXA IM

Florian Huber Head of Equity Financing Trading EMEA Barclays

Gesa Johannsen EMEA Head of Clearance and Collateral Management BNY Mellon

12:15 - 13:05

Industry Associations' Update: Working in Unison

Continuing the theme of updates, this panel will look at the aforementioned challenges and opportunities through the lens of fellow industry associations. Set against a backdrop of different regulatory and business priorities of their members, the various representatives will provide delegates with the opportunity to hear about key developments within adjacent markets, and how greater cross-market collaboration for standardisation, can drive efficiencies and help meet common objectives.


Anna De Winton Senior Manager BNP Paribas


Anna Kulik Secretary General European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA)

Marcello Topa Director, Market Policy and Strategy Citi – Institutional Clients Group, Securities Services/European Banking Federation (EBF)

Pablo Portugal Managing Director, Advocacy Association of Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)

13:05 - 14:30

Networking Lunch

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14:30 - 15:00

Turkish Capital Markets & Securities Lending

A general overview of the Turkish capital markets and an update on the work that ISLA has been leading on behalf of our members to better understand the specific regulatory and operational requirements for securities borrowing and lending. This is an ideal opportunity to hear directly from the policy makers in  Türkiye on their plans to encourage greater participation in their markets from the international investment community.


Ahmet Gökhan Arslan Specialist Capital Markets Board of Türkiye

Güzhan Gülay, Executive Vice President Borsa İstanbul

15:00 - 16:00

Developing Securities Lending Markets: Looking to the East

The support for new markets and the search to unlock new liquidity is at the heart of our industry. Now a regular feature of the agenda, this session will explore some of the new and existing opportunities across developing and evolving securities lending markets, including the Middle East, Africa and China. The session will also explore how varied tools and techniques, such as pledge, are unlocking new liquidity in existing markets and how capital regimes such as Basel IV may reshape the way borrowers think about lending supply.


Mark Jones Head of Securities Finance, EMEA Northern Trust


Patrick Archenhold Head of Securities Lending Trading Morgan Stanley

Sarah Nicholson Director Consolo Ltd

Neil Mcleod Head Group Treasury Markets Erste Group Bank AG

Ed Oliver Managing Director, Product Development eSecLending

16:00 - 16:30

Networking Refreshment Break

16:30 - 16:50

Sustainability & Investor Behaviour Through the Eyes of the UN PRI

The keynote address will focus on the role financial services industry, and in particular asset managers in the context of sustainability. It will explain the mission of the UN PRI and how it works to deliver on its objectives and overcome the challenges responsible investment presents. It will also explore the trends in the behaviour of the PRI signatories that include thousands of asset managers and asset owners of whom large numbers look to employ ever more sophisticated ways of incorporating ESG considerations into investment decisions.

Michal Bartek CFA, Senior Lead, Investment Practices UN PRI

16:50 - 17:15

The Effect of ESG on the Global Equities Lending Market

It is well known that ESG has become an important factor in investment decision-making, but to what degree has it directly influenced the holdings of institutional investors and their engagement over proxy votes? What about the investment strategies of short-sellers? The presentation will aim to answer these questions with a unique empirical study of ESG’s effect on the global equities lending market, combining equities lending, ESG, and proxy vote data to quantify the impact ESG has had on lending supply, short selling demand, and institutional engagement over proxy record dates

Travis Whitmore Vice President State Street

17:15 - 17:55

Sustainability: The Catalyst for Positive Change

Our final panel of the opening day will once again look at our industry through the sustainability lens. Set against the pledges made at COP26 and as economies continue to emerge from COVID-induced hibernation, the role of sustainability will increasingly shape investment behaviours and desired outcomes. During the past twelve months, we have actively moved the ESG debate from a conceptually-based abstract discussion, to one of delivering real value to our members and wider industry stakeholders in the form of best practice. How we take this forward, and the challenges to align our industry with the wider sustainability agenda, will define much of the next decade.


Nicholas Pfaff Deputy CEO, Head of Sustainable Finance International Capital Markets Association (ICMA)


Tamara Cizeika Counsel, Financial Services Regulatory Team (London) Allen & Overy LLP

Alexa Fater CFA, Vice President, Securities Lending Product Strategy BlackRock

Ilan Jacobs Director, Head of ESG Policy, Regulation and Government Affairs Citi

17:55 - 18:00

Closing Remarks

Jacqueline Waller Senior Vice President – Head of Client Relationship Management – EMEA eSecLending

18:00 - 19:30

Beneficial Owner Closed-Door Networking Event

Open to all registered Beneficial Owners of the conference, this networking event will be an opportunity to meet with peers to exchange experiences, views and ideas about developments in the wider financing markets. Amongst other things, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the Chairs of the ISLA Beneficial Owner Steering Group, about some of the key initiatives that the group have been working on for the benefit of the wider buyside community (Pre-registration for this event is required by emailing

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18:00 - 19:00

Women in Securities Finance London Chapter Networking Event

Open to all conference delegates, inclusive of all genders, this networking event will be an opportunity for Women in Securities Finance members to connect with others in the industry in an informal setting and cross paths with the growing membership across the London Chapter.

If you’re interested in attending please RSVP, by contacting either Ina Budh-Raja or Harpreet Bains the  London Chapter leads.

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20:30 - 00:30

Networking Drinks Reception

Following the opening day of formal keynotes, panels and presentations, we will be hosting a networking drinks reception at the Kursalon (opposite the Marriot, Vienna) . This exclusive and splendid building, where the Vienna Ring Boulevard meets the green of the City Park, was the venue for our 25th anniversary celebrations in 2016.

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Wednesday 8th June

08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast & Registration

09:15 - 09:30

Welcome Remarks

Valentina Crovato Product Solutions Specialist Euroclear

09:30 - 10:00

Opening Keynote Address

The story of how regulators supervise the industry will change. We are on the cusp of a much-needed paradigm shift, in which the future of reporting is no reporting.

Francis Gross Senior Adviser, Directorate General Statistics European Central Bank (ECB)

10:00 - 11:00

Beyond Acks & Nacks: The End of Regulatory Reporting as We Know it?

Traditional push-style regulatory reporting is dead! Or is it? As we see potentially the final instances of transparency reporting emerge from the SEC and FINRA, the opening panel of the final day will discuss whether the industry is ready to move to this type of model in order to deal with oncoming regulation.


Miles Barker Lead Regulatory IT, BA Credit Suisse


Pierre Khemdoudi Partner & SVP - Network & Regulatory Solutions S&P Global

Jonathan Lee Senior Regulatory Reporting Specialist Kaizen Reporting

Ian Sloyan Senior Advisor Data & Digital Solutions International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

Valentino (Val) Wotton Managing Director, Product Development and Strategy, Repository and Derivatives Services DTCC

11:00 - 11:30

Networking Refreshment Break

11:30 - 12:15

Platforms for the Future of Securities Lending

Looking at two platforms that use blockchain technology to shape the next generation: native issuance on-chain vs. mobilisation of traditional assets using DLT.


David Shone Director - Market Infrastructure & Technology International Securities Lending Association (ISLA)


Michael Cyrus Head of Collateral Trading and FX DekaBank

Guido Stroemer Chief Executive Officer HQLAx

12:15 - 13:00

Collaboration & Community for Standard Adoption

In an increasingly complex world, with many possible solutions and routes to success, the penultimate panel will discuss the necessity to collaborate across organisations to converge on standards quickly and efficiently. A particular focus will be open-source development, relatively new to the traditionally conservative world of financial institutions, and its role in the future success of the Common Domain Model.


David Lewis Senior Director FIS


Vijayesh Chandel Executive Director Goldman Sachs

Gabriele Columbro Executive Director FINOS

Anastasia Kinsky Head of Programmes and Content Global Digital Finance (GDF)

Shane Martin Head of Securities Finance Sales WeMatch

13:00 - 14:00

Digital Assets & Securities Lending: New Business Models for a New Asset Class

As the conference sessions come to a close, the final panel will discuss new opportunities that digital assets provide for collateral, custody and securities lending.


Tom Pikett Vice President of Product Development in Trading Services J.P.Morgan


Staffan Ahlner Global Head of Collateral State Street

Mike Norwood Director, Global Trading Product Owner EquiLend

Alasdair Pitt Head – Legal, Zodia Custody Zodia

Steve Sullivan Managing Director SETL

14:00 - 14:10

Closing Remarks by the ISLA Chair

Jonathan Lombardo Senior Vice President Deutsche Boerse/Chair of the ISLA Board

14:10 - 16:00

Networking Lunch

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