Seminar 1: Derivatives

Seminar 1: Derivatives

2 September 2010, 16:00-18:00, European Parliament

The EPFSF training sessions for MEP assistants are designed to deliver a deeper understanding of financial markets and services. Each seminar will cover all aspects of the role of each sector in the wider economy, the benefits and risks offered by the sector and how each of them operates. It will include panel sessions and presentations by a cross-section of infrastructures, intermediaries and end-users.


16:00    Introduction

Anthony Belchambers, CEO, FOA

16:05    Characteristics of the derivatives markets

  • Types of derivative instruments
  • Types of markets (on-exchange and OTC): benefits and risks
  • Trading practices and methodology

Jeremie Pellet, BNP Paribas
Ludovic Aigrot, Head of EU Affairs, NASDAQ OMX Stockholm
Alan Fitzgerald, Manager – Client Liaison, Amalgamated Metal Trading ltd

16:30    Who uses derivatives and why they are used

  • Managing
  • Trading and investing

Richard Raeburn, Chairman, ACT
Roland Kern, Head of Treasury, Lufthansa AEA

16:45    The role of clearing houses and trade repositories

Rory Cunningham, Chairman, EACH and Director of Strategy and Development, LCH
Andrew Douglas, Head of Public Affairs – Europe, DTCC

17:00    Overview of current issues and lessons learned from the recent financial crisis

  • Changes in market infrastructure regulation
  • MiFID Review
  • Closer regulation of OTC markets


17:20    Q&A


17:55    Closing remarks

Anthony Belchambers, CEO, FOA

18:00    End of session