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World
Depositary Banking, Clearing, Settlement & Custody
Conference 2014

  1. Overview
  2. Programme
  3. Gallery
  4. Delegates
  5. Exhibitors
  6. Exhibition Opportunities
PROGRAMME
DAY ONE (22 May 2014)
08:00 Registration
09:00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
09:15 Depositary banking, clearing, settlement and custody: moving forward
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Launching Target2-Securities (T2S): towards T+2 settlement cycles for improvement in market efficiencies with decline in settlement failures and the associated risks
11:00 Why market participants should invest in post-trade settlement best practices
11:45 The changing role of the custodian banks and what exactly should be the depositary’s liabilities and responsibilities?
12:30 Lunch
14:00 The future of securities trading technology: where’s the payback for automating the front office?
14:45 Custodian risk management and investment monitoring: Latest update from leading institutional investors and global custodians
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Risk-free settlement in a global financial market environment: current updates and the most efficient way forward for securities clearance and settlement
16:30 PANEL DISCUSSION
The role of the depositary under the AIFM Directive
17:00 End of Day One
DAY TWO (23 May 2014)
09:00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
09:15 Perspective from leading investment managers on same day affirmation (SDA) and settlement aim at reducing post-trade costs and inefficiencies
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Perspectives from leading institutional investors, industry players, Fund Managers, Banks & Financial Institutions on Clearing & Settlement prospects and challenges
11:00 Game-changing post trade and removing the need for brokers to have a post-trade infrastructure
11:45 The impact of performance measurement and benchmarking on the buy-side decision
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Examine the priority for clearing, settlement and custody business: market perspective and compliance issue
14:45 Technology and client offerings: how important is this in differentiating custodians?
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Analysing the impact of STP on operational and settlement risk
16:30 Panel Discussion
AIFMD-compliant funds and how much a compulsory depositary bank will it cost?
17:00 End of Conference

By 2015, Europe aims to simplify securities clearing systems. Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the region will see greater innovation, technology, DMA, improve STP in securities settlements and the use of algorithmic trading to bring greater efficiency while depositary banks is changing due to increase regulation.


Bringing efficiency to the entire trade lifecycle is the key to decreasing risk. With increased cross border trade activities, the post trade process continues to be complex and challenging for investment firms due to lack of harmonization in market practices. Despite technology advances and business process improvements, there are inefficiencies in the settlement process leading to trade and settlement failure. Both buy and sell side firms are looking to mitigate counterparty and operational risks as well as reduce costs. Recently, the European Commission mandated reducing the settlement cycle for securities to not later than T+2 to be implemented by 2015. This mandate by EC is not only focused at driving market efficiency but also promises to act as an important enabler for the Target2Securities (T2S) implementation program.

On the other hand, financial markets across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Latin American and the region continue to seek new and improved methods for reducing risk, with spate of recent changes and developments to settlement infrastructure have impacted depositary banking, clearing, settlement and custody market, as well as the management of settlement risk to the forefront of the industry. Against this development, World Depositary Banking, Clearing, Settlement and Custody Conference 2014 emphasizes on strategic review, market assessment in depositary banking, clearing, settlement and custody industry across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Europe and the region as well as a unique platform to provide a cutting-edge discussion and sharing of ideas on latest market-driven initiatives that are shaping the industry.

Why market participants should invest in post-trade settlement best practices


At this Conference, you will have the opportunity to hear leading market practitioners with their responses, thoughts and perspective as well as fresh insights and updates on the progress made in settlement efficiency across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Europe and the region. This conference will present practical and comprehensive update on:

  • Keeping abreast of new compliance issues, securities regulations and supervision
  • Useful indication of the future direction of securities settlement infrastructure with regards to reducing cost and mitigating risk
  • Identifying the most efficient way of delivering concrete benefits at all levels
  • Reducing settlement risk and improving operational efficiency
  • Exploring the implication of current and proposed market solutions in the securities settlement arena
  • Providing with an opportunity to seek latest market information on issues that are shaping the industry
  • Examining how efficient and effective each structure will be in terms of minimizing settlement risk