A lot of excellent information was presented. Great resource material to follow up on. - Associate Vice-President, Financial Services
University of Saskatchewan
8th Canadian Event!

Over-the-Counter Derivatives Reform 2019

Address the New Rules and Their Impacts on Your Organization!

May 14 - 15, 2019 · Toronto, Ontario
Day One Program Agenda: Tusday May 14, 2019
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
Aaron Palmer, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
9:15 - 10:15
An Update on the Proposed National Instrument 93-101 Derivatives: Business Conduct
Aaron Unterman, Senior Legal Counsel, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Learn how this new regulations will affect your business outcomes
  • Help protect investors, reduce risks, improve transparency and increase accountability
  • Promote responsible business conduct in the OTC derivatives markets
  • Learn the benefits of applying a risk-based approach by imposing capital and collateral requirements
  • Overcome serious market misconduct relating to manipulation of benchmarks and front-running of customer orders
10:15 - 10:30        Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30
Derivatives Update - Canadian Business Conduct and Registration Rules
Kevin Fine, Director, Derivatives Branch, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Promote responsible business conduct in the OTC derivatives markets
  • Step-by-step guide to fair dealings, conflicts of interest and mandatory disclosure
  • Discover how this new regulation will affect your business outcomes
  • Learn the registration requirements under the proposed registration rules
  • Help protect investors, reduce risks, improve transparency and increase accountability
11:30 - 12:30
Market Implications of the Business Conduct and Registration Rules
Srijan Agrawal, Director, Market Infrastructure, RBC Capital Markets
Sharmini Mahendran, Senior Counsel & Managing Director, Legal, Corporate & Compliance Group, BMO Financial Group
Candace Pallone, Counsel, Business Law, McCarthy Tetrault
Aaron Palmer, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Comparing the size of the Canadian derivatives market to other markets
  • The US experience with market liquidity fragmentation
  • Industry input on avoiding bad outcomes through exclusions, exemptions and equivalence
  • Impact of different definitions of Accredited Counterparty and Eligible Derivatives Party
  • Implications of province-by-province registration without a de minimis test by province
  • The need for harmonization with international rules
12:30 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:30
OSFI Regulatory Updates
Joanne Marden, Managing Director, Prudential Policy and Strategic Liaison, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada
Patrick Tobin, Capital Specialist, Bank Capital Division, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada
  • Implementation of the standardized approach to counterparty credit risk (SA-CCR) and capital rules for exposures to CCPs
  • Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB)
  • Margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives
2:30 - 2:45        Networking Break
2:45 - 3:45
Implementation of Regulatory Margin Requirements, Segregation and Portability Rule
Shahen Mirakian, Partner, McMillan LLP
  • Overview of Variation Margin requirements and cross-border considerations
  • Summary of Initial Margin regulatory requirements and implementation timeline
  • Documentation of Initial Margin obligations and tri-party custody arrangements
3:45 - 4:45
Concentration, Client Porting and Regulation
John McPartland, Senior Policy Advisor, Financial Markets Group, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Concentration in the cleared derivatives space and its causes
  • Challenges of porting positions to another clearing member
  • Combined effect of the Leverage Ratio, KYC and AML regulations on clearing members
  • Challenges of Direct Clearing Membership
  • Potential Solutions and a look to 2025
Closing Remarks from the Chair
5:00        End of Day One



OTC Derivatives Reform is once again heating up in Canada with the looming introduction of National Instruments 93-101 and 93-102. The Business Conduct Rule and the Derivatives Registration Rule will both likely require preparation and changes throughout your organization.

Infonex's OTC Derivatives Reform in Canada is the only place you can meet with the regulators, legal experts and your peers to discuss the new rules. Sessions are packed with new updates, industry responses, and applied to a domestic and international context.

Hear straight from the Canadian Securities Administrators on the status of the rules, and the vision for going forward. Meet your fellow derivative market participants, buyers and sellers, and gain a broader perspective on the industry impacts.

Don’t be left behind. Join us in Toronto and go back to your workplace informed on the Canadian OTC derivatives reform landscape.

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