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 Two Program Agenda: Wednesday, May 15, 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 - 10:00
Margin for Uncleared Swaps: The Regulator Perspective
Warren Gorlick, Associate Director, Division of Swaps and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Overview of Dodd-Frank Act swaps provisions (2010)
  • IOSCO/Basel Committee establishment of minimum margin requirements (2013)
  • CFTC and prudential regulators adoption of uncleared margin requirements (2016)
  • Industry readiness to implement final phase of margin requirements (2020)
  • Emerging regulatory issues
10:00 - 10:15        Networking Break
10:15 - 11:15
An Update on Developments in the United States
Douglas Donahue, Partner, Linklaters LLP
Jerome Roche, Partner, Linklaters LLP
Jonathan Ching, Partner, Linklaters LLP
Jacques Schillaci, Lawyer, Counsel, Linklaters LLP
  • Regulatory Initial Margin: Hot Topics
  • ISDA Create: The emergence of technology solutions
  • Providing Cross-Border Services to Snowbirds
  • Good Cop, Bad Cop: SEC Enforcement against ICOs in 2019
  • Planning for Failure: The QFC Stay Rule and the Resolution of US G-SIBS
11:15 - 12:00
Stress Testing for CCPs
Nikolay Sapov, Manager, Financial Risk, The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited (CDS)
  • Topic introduction
  • Regulatory guidelines
  • Scenario types, and practical considerations
  • Working with multiple asset classes
  • Downstream impact
12:00 - 1:00        Luncheon Break
1:00 - 1:45
BMO CASE STUDY: Derivatives Trade Reporting - Canadian and International Rules
Naveen Gorantla, Sr. Technology Officer, Global Regulatory Reporting, BMO Financial Group
Scott Kerr, VP, Regulatory Developments and Programs, BMO Capital Markets
Tim Reibetanz, Senior Counsel & Director, Legal and Regulatory Compliance, BMO Financial Group
Michelle Schwartzberg, Senior Counsel & Director, Legal and Regulatory Compliance, BMO Financial Group
  • Overview of Canadian, U.S., EU and APAC trade reporting rules
  • Understanding trade reporting from an operations perspective, including implementation and monitoring obligations
  • Learn about cross-border legal issues in the implementation of trade reporting
  • Brexit and other upcoming issues for trade reporting
1:45 - 2:30
Derivatives Trade Reporting Data: Importance of the Trade Data for Regulators and Creating Value from it
Houcine Kabbaj, Senior Derivatives Analyst, Autorité Des Marchés Financiers
  • An overview of the regulatory trade reporting obligations
  • How the interaction between rule-making and data analytics is essential
  • Regulatory tools: continuous supervision and audits
  • Key challenges related to trade reporting from a regulator’s perspective
2:30 - 3:15
IBOR Transition and Replacement RFR Implementation
Dean Hwang, Derivative Documentation Coordinator, Capital Markets Division, Ontario Financing Authority
  • IBOR challenges and discontinuation
  • Discussion on replacement RFRs
  • ISDA Supplement and Protocol
  • Impact on legacy trades
  • Other documentation issues
3:15 - 3:30        Networking Break
3:30 - 4:15
Derivatives and Cyber Securities
Carol Derk, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Julie Mansi, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Recent developments in Virtual Currency Derivatives
  • Regulatory steps taken in connecting with Virtual Currency Derivatives
  • Managing the Risks of Virtual Currency Derivatives
  • Blockchain and smart contracts as platforms for derivatives
  • Impact of 21-402 Proposed Framework for Crypto-Asset trading platforms on derivatives
4:15 - 5:00
Derivative Compliance and Onboarding Requirements for Derivatives Dealers
Britt Sargent, Associate, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Shawn Cymbalisty, Associate, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Establishment of regulatory compliance regime for IIROC dealers
  • Key aspects of client on-boarding and standard on-boarding documentation
  • Registration requirements and exemptions
  • Fair dealing, market manipulation and conflicts of interest
  • Prime brokerage documentation
  • Counterparty collateral and impacts of National Instruments 31-103 and 81-102
5:00        End of Day Two



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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