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The REGIS-TR RoundUp
The REGIS-TR RoundUp is a hub for regulatory reporting news and views from your leading Trade Repository team and industry guests from across the globe. LEGAL BIT: https://www.regis-tr.com/en/shared/imprint.html
Aug 26, 2022
S7E7: Season Finale - M&A Special with Bernard Gudowski (SIX Group)
In this week's very special episode we talk about the behind the scenes work of Bernard Gudowski, a director in the SIX M&A team and Head of Post Merger Integration & Separation. We explore the tight timelines and high efficiency with which Regis-TR was migrated from the Deutsche Börse group and over to SIX - and talk about the role of regulators, legacy systems and internal teams in making it such a success. Plus we celebrate our 76th episode, with over 6,666 hours of listens from tens of thousands of downloads since we launched! A huge thanks to everyone who has supported us to become the no.1 Regtech podcast in the EU. We'll be back for season 8 in a few weeks...
Aug 12, 2022
S7E6: Q3 & Q4 Preview - What Market Participants Should Expect from the Rest of 2022
In this show we take a mid-year review of where the TR industry and market participants are in their EMIR Refit preparations, plus look at the rest of the year and consider how new regulatory regimes like DORA will add more tasks into the planning process. Plus we update on internal projects at Regis-TR UK and SA, and announce our new partners within the Regis-TR regtech ecosystem.
Jul 27, 2022
S7E5: Crypto, DeFi and CBDC Special with Anastasia Kinsky (GBBC Digital Finance)
In this show our special guest is the Head of Programmes and Content at GBBC Digital Finance, who leads us on a whirlwind tour of digital asset regulation, and the major issues affecting retail and wholesale digital currencies, cryptocurrencies, decentralised finance and smart contracts. We also explore the complex issues these new technologies raise for regulators in the EU and around the world, and the huge implications for Trade Repositories and the Regtech / Fintech industries.
Jul 6, 2022
S7E4: The Future of Post-Trade Services with Javier Hernani, CEO at BME and Head of Securities Services for SIX Group
This week our special guest is Javier Hernani, CEO of BME and Head of Securities Services at the SIX Group. In this in-depth show, Javier talks about the journey for BME, REGIS-TR and SIX through the disruption of SFTR and EMIR REFIT, plus adapting to the pandemic years. He also looks forwards to greater integration of CSD and CCP services between SIX and BME, plus the emergence of digital assets and the impacts they will have on market infrastructure providers across the EU and the world.
Jun 30, 2022
S7E3: Client Relationship Management Special with Chris Mason & Maria Denise Cane
This week we focus on the role of Relationship Managers, with Chris Mason (REGIS-TR UK) and Maria Denise Cane (REGIS-TR S.A.), who discuss the challenges of supporting market participants through an unprecedented era of change from SFTR and Brexit to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join them with hosts Andrew Keith Walker, Nick Bruce and Laura Rodriguez as we explore the essential client service offering of Europe's largest trade repository.
Jun 16, 2022
S7E2: Reporting Expert Ron Finberg on REFIT Readiness, Resilience and Digital Compliance
This week our special guest is Ron Finberg (Director, Regulatory Reporting @ S&P), in conversation with Nick Bruce and John Kernan about the readiness of market participants for EMIR REFIT, potential Brexit Divergence, and the future of digital compliance. We also discuss S&P's UTI Connect tool for EMIR, consider the long term impact of other new regulations like DORA and talk about the need for greater digital resilience and digital maturity in the regulatory reporting space.
May 30, 2022
S7E1: NEW SEASON - Regulatory Checkup for the TR Marketplace with Kevin Demeyer
In this very special Season 7 premier, we are joined by an old friend of the RoundUp, Kevin Demeyer - Dirctor at Deloitte and former co-Chair of the ALFI working group on SFTR - an acknowledged expert of regulatory reporting regimes and data quality, and prominent member of the Luxembourg RegTech community. We set-up Season 7 of the show with Kevin, and perform a mini health check on the state of Regtech, the TR community and Market Participants as they face an era of unprecedented disruption from EMIR Refit, inflation, market volatility and a complex risk outlook for the EU and UK.
Apr 7, 2022
S6E7: 2 Years of the RoundUp with Seb Malik (Market FinReg)
In this very special feature length episode we look back at the last 2 years of the REGIS-TR RoundUp and consider the big stories that have dominated the TR news - SFTR, Brexit, MiFID II, EMIR REFIT and ESG - plus of course the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Join our special guest Seb Malik (Head of Financial Law at Market FinReg, author of MiFID II a survival guide) as he gives us his expert insight into what went well, what went as expected... and what didn't. Plus we consider the future for the sector, and celebrate REGIS-TR's move to the SIX Group and being the first UK TR to get an FCA license. We're celebrating our 2nd podcast birthday and taking a few weeks off before we start season 7 - come and celebrate with us!
Mar 24, 2022
S6E6: Live Reports from the Trade & Transaction Reporting Summit 2022
This week our Head of Business Development Nick Bruce, and CEO of REGIS-TR UK John Kernan recorded a set of live interviews at the 2022 Informa Connect Trade & Transaction Reporting Summit in London. They get the latest views on the current market outlook for derivatives reporting in the face of EMIR Refit, UMR Phase 6, and the current market instabilities facing the EU, with expert insights and opinions from some friends and partners across the industry. Featuring: Tim Hartley, Director of EMIR Reporting at Kaizen Andreas Roussos, CEO at Point 9 Paul Rennison, Director at deltaconX John Cosgrave, Regulatory Transaction Reporting Manager at AIB Chris Mason, Relationship Manager at REGIS-TR
Mar 11, 2022
S6E5: International Women's Day Special with Women in Securities Finance
To celebrate International Women's Day 2022, Barbara Ruiz Alonso and Laura Rodriguez host a lively round-table discussion with the founders of Women in Securities Finance. WISF is a global industry organisation was set up as a community to foster connections and promote the advancement of women in the securities finance industry - founded by *Elaina Kim Benfield** (*Assistant General Council @ Vanguard), *Jill Rathgeber* (Director in the Product and Strategy Group @ BNY Mellon), and *Arianne Colette** (*Chief Operating Officer @ Morgan Stanley).
Feb 25, 2022
S6E4: TR Round Table Tech Talk - Roadmap 2022
In this show our Head of IT, Rocio Peña, Head of Product Management Silvia Morales and Head of Project Management Angel Del Rio, discuss the plan for Regis-TR and their clients in 2022. We discuss the move from the Deutsche Börse to the SIX Group, the preparations for EMIR Refit, and also the ESMA 2022 Roadmap and the implications it has for systems and flexible project management as the huge scale of EMIR and UMR changes cause disruption for market participants.
Feb 11, 2022
S6E3: Exploring the New DORA Cyber Security Act
This week Mari-Carmen Mochon - our Incident & Business Continuity Manager - discusses the issues that market participants will face when the new Digital Operations Resilience Act passes into EU Law. We also consider the bigger issues of divergence between UK and EU standards for cyber security, plus the potential disruption from geo-political issues around the borders of the EU, as well as the risks of DDOS attacks on digital infrastructure.
Jan 27, 2022
S6E2: Ian Taylor (Crypto UK) on Regulating Crypto Assets in the UK, EU and Global Markets
Join us for an in-depth chat with Executive Director of Crypto UK - the trade body that is informing government policy and lobbying for more effective regulation of crypto assets in the UK. In this show we explore the scope of crypto regulation initiatives, define the assets that qualify for regulation, and talk about the impact for market participants who want to increase their exposure to cryptocurrencies, tokens, stable coins, ETFs and NFTs. Plus we consider the huge business opportunity for Fintech and Regtech in the light of large scale blockchain and DLT adoption.
Jan 13, 2022
S6E1: Advice for EMIR REFIT with Tim Hartley, EMIR Director at Kaizen - The Biggest Reporting Challenge of 2022
Welcome to Season 6 of the RoundUp! In our new, longer format bi-weekly shows we are going in-depth with senior industry leaders, experts and market participants to cover off the big stories and major events facing Fintech firms, Regtech innovators and the Trade Repository ecosystem. This week, Tim Hartley (Director of EMIR Reporting at Kaizen) joins us to look at the challenges ahead in 2022 to meet the scale and complexity of changes coming in EMIR REFIT.
Dec 15, 2021
2021 Christmas Special: Inside the ISLA Common Domain Model with David Shone & Adrian Dale
In this special Christmas show we have a flying visit with the RoundUp team to hear how they will be spending Christmas before moving onto the main feature, a discussion that was held at the REGIS-TR S.A. client event in November with ISLA's David Shone (Dir. Market Infrastructure & Technology) and Adrian Dale (Head of Regulation and Market Practice). REGIS-TR UK CEO, and RoundUp regular John Kernan goes in-depth with the CDM, machine-executable reporting and ISO20022 with our experts, considering the future of regtech and the shape of things to come in 2022.
Nov 25, 2021
S5E11: Season Finale with Jesus Benito, CEO Iberclear
In this last interview show of Season 5, we catch-up with Jesus Benito, Vice Chairman of REGIS-TR and CEO of Iberclear, to talk about the future of the TR Industry, the CSD industry and market infrastructure moving into 2022. We're looking at the impact of EMIR, CSDR, UMR and new technologies in the Regtech space. Plus we're celebrating our own good news as The REGIS-TR RoundUp becomes the top Apple Business News podcast in Luxembourg.
Nov 18, 2021
S5E10: Donal Gallagher (Acadia) on Risk, Data Quality, Connectivity & Optimisation
This week we are joined by Donal Gallagher, President of Quaternion Expert Services (Acadia) who discusses the role of technology in all aspects of risk management in derivatives from collateral management to regulatory reporting. We discuss the need for new market participants under UMR to increase their connectivity and optimise their operations within networks of counterparties, and use interoperable data standards like the ISLA CDM and Acadia's ORE XML (open-source risk engine) to increase the efficiency of their operations.
Nov 11, 2021
S5E9: Roy Zimmerhansl on ESG Securities Lending, Green Repo, Short Selling and Greenwashing
This week we have an in-depth discussion with industry expert, consultant and podcaster Roy Zimmerhansl of Pierpoint Financial Consulting (and formerly HSBC's Global Head of Securities Lending). With Nick Bruce (Head of Business Development) and Laura Rodriguez (Head of Institutional Relations) Roy discusses the issues that are shaping the green securities industry and ESG securities, covering topics from green collateral management through to green triparty securities lending and new buy-side market participants, plus the impact ESG will have on the securities lending and TR industries in the future.
Nov 4, 2021
S5E8: EMIR REFIT & UK REFIT Special with Ron Finberg (IHS Markit) & Silvia Pelcova
This week we're talking about the big issues that were raised at our EMIR Refit Q&A webinar on Wednesday 3rd November. Our guests are Ron Finberg (Director of Regulatory Reporting products at Cappitech by IHS Markit) and Silvia Pelcova, one of our relationship managers. They're reporting back on the mood of the market participants and their concerns over timings, reporting changes to the taxonomies of fields and new fields, plus how to deal with the complexities of back reporting trades that might become reportable under Refit. And of course... UK/EU divergence with our UK CEO John Kernan.
Oct 29, 2021
S5E7: Mental Health and Returning to Work Special with Dr. Lulu Preston & Catherine Henrotte
This week our special guests are clinical psychologist Dr. Lulu Preston and work-life integration coach Catherine Henrotte. We're discussing the way our brains work and respond to difficult situations and disruption, brain hacks for dealing with the challenges of returning to work, plus preview Dr. Lulu's talk at the upcoming Regis-TR client event on November 10th. Catherine Henrotte also delivers some useful work-life coaching for planning your day to be more productive and feeling more effective, plus advice on talking to your line managers and teams about developing smarter working processes and tackling office stress. Don't miss this workplace health and wellbeing episode with two senior professionals in this important field.
Oct 21, 2021
S5E6: The Compliance and Divergence Issues for UK REFIT
This week it's a UK TR special taking an in-depth look at how the FCA is on-shoring and consulting on UK EMIR REFIT. We go under the hood of this major undertaking with CEO of Regis-TR UK, John Kernan, Chief Compliance Officer UK Matthew Hill, UK Managing Director and acting COO David Retana and Institutional Relations Manager for EU and UK Laura Rodriguez. We're discussing the recent FCA survey and forthcoming consultation paper, plus the data quality issues, QA, compliance and timeline challenges that EMIR REFIT will represent, plus our usual look towards the future, asking when REFIT will be completed and how open positions for market participants will be handled when it is...
Oct 12, 2021
S5E5: Regtech and Big Data with BME Inntech
This week we're joined by Francisco Fernandez (Product and Business Development, Regtech) and Karim Recz (Regtech Products Manager) from BME Inntech to discuss the role Big Data analysis plays in optimising market participants' operations and business performance. Plus we're joined by the virtual studio crew to talk about the importance of improving data quality to both regulators and market participants alike.
Oct 7, 2021
S5E4: REFIT Check-Up with Silvia Morales & Irene Mermigidis
This week we go in-depth on the current state of preparation for EMIR REFIT, and how both market participants and the TR industry are readying themselves for the next wave of regulatory change, plus the changes to SFTR coming as well. Expert insights from Silvia Morales Ivorra (Head of Product Management) and Irene Mermigidis, MD and GEM. Plus our Institutional Relations Manager Laura Rodriguez gives an update on the ESMA work plan for 2022, plus the usual round-up of news and views from the TR space with the virtual studio crew - plus the big news that Regis-TR has signed-up to the Luxembourg Diversity Charter.
Sep 29, 2021
S5E3: ESG Special with Viola Lutz - Head of Climate Solutions at ISS ESG
In a very special in-depth episode, Viola Lutz, Head of Climate Solutions at ISS ESG and one of Forbes 30 under 30 financial influencers talks about the current state of ESG within the markets and the reporting implications. Viola has overseen the screening of over $3.3tril of ESG assets for institutional investors, and is a recognised expert on ESG and its impact on securities lending, green collateral, data quality and the way different reporting regimes and jurisdictions are influencing the development of ESG within MiFID2, UCITS, AIFMD and SFTD within the EU and beyond.
Sep 23, 2021
S5E2: ESMA Risk Dashboard Update, Internships & Sustainable Performance Coach Catherine Henrotte
This week Laura Rodriguez (Head of Institutional Relations) gives us a summary of the new ESMA Risk Dashboard, and Sustainable Performance Coach Catherine Henrotte gives practical advice and life-hacks for attaining better work-life integration as we transition back into office and hybrid home working routines. Plus Laura Gibson (Brexit Reporter & Producer) gives us a Brexit update, we meet two Regis-TR interns talking about their experiences with the company in Luxembourg, and John Kernan (Regis-TR UK CEO) gives us an update on his first trip back to the UK since 2019 and the forthcoming Regis-TR client conference.
Sep 14, 2021
S5E1: Preparing for REFIT with Carolyn Van den Daelen (Quorsus)
We're back for Season 5 of the RoundUp with a new Virtual Studio Crew and more senior guests from the world of fintech, regtech and reporting. This week Carolyn Van Den Daelen - Managing Partner at Quorsus - takes us on a tour of all the major issues that market participants will face as they prepare for EMIR REFIT, from data harmonisation & ISO 20022 variations between NCAs, to reporting differences between ETD & OTC derivatives, and improving data quality and preparing for NFC reporting obligations.
Jun 15, 2021
S4E11: Season Finale: A Groundbreaking Inter-TR Special with DTCC
This week we're proud to end season 4 with the first ever inter-TR podcast event with Paul Sedgwick (Executive Director & General Manager of DDRL at DTCC) and the Regis-TR team discussing the big issues facing trade repositories in 2021-22. We go in-depth on EMIR Refit, data harmonisation, ISO 20022 and the challenges of maintaining a profitable TR industry and meeting the needs of market participants in the face of ever increasing data hunger, new regulations, new technologies and changing economic conditions. Don't miss this very special 50th episode of the Round-Up - it's like a conference panel event with added banter.
Jun 11, 2021
S4E10: UK & EU CEO Roundtable with Thomas Steimann & John Kernan
In this week's feature length episode our two CEOs - Thomas Steimann from Regis-TR SA and John Kernan from Regis-TR UK discuss the outlook for trade repositories, and examine the short-term and long-term challenges of Brexit, EMIR Refit, data quality and increasing costs for smaller market participants.
Jun 3, 2021
S4E9: Chris Hollifield on Blockchain, Tokenisation and Liquidity in ESG - Part 2
In part 2 of our discussion with Chris Hollifield (Head of Business Development at Luxembourg for Finance) we discuss the role of blockchain and tokenisation in the future of green investment, plus we discuss his role in creating the Podcast over a curry in London's famous Brick Lane. Plus we go in-depth on Brexit News and the new regulations for reporting under EMIR once LIBOR is discontinued.
May 28, 2021
S4E8: Chris Hollifield on Luxembourg as a the Gold Standard for Regulations - Part 1
In this episode Chris Hollifield - Head of Business Development for Luxembourg for Finance -discusses what makes Luxembourg a global leader for regulations, ESG, fund servicing and a growing Fintech community. We also have our latest Brexit news, and updates from Head of Client Services Barbera Ruiz Alonso and CEO of Regis-TR UK, John Kernan. Next week in part 2 we get into the future for tokenisation, DLT, blockchain and more...
May 21, 2021
S4E7: ISO 20022, an in-depth Special with Paul Janssens (SWIFT) and Irene Mermigidis
This week we have a feature length episode where we look back over the history of ISO 20022 with one of the people who has helped to make it such a huge success over the last 15-years, Paul Janssens the Programme Director at SWIFT. Paul is joined by REGIS-TR S.A. MD Irene Mermigidis, John Kernan (CEO of REGIS-TR UK) and Thomas Bremen (VP REGIS-TR) who is working with Paul on the SEG Group currently collaborating with ESMA on the first maintenance release of ISO 20022 for SFTR. Plus we have a laugh about Y2K... remember that? Laura doesn't.
May 14, 2021
S4E6: Understanding Data Quality & Harmonisation with QP Dufournet-Tran (IHS Markit)
Que Phuong Dufournet-Tran, Director of Trading Services & Analytics Regulatory Affairs at IHS Markit and Laura Rodriguez from our Institutional Relations team discuss the challenges for regulators and market participants when trying to harmonise trade reporting data across jurisdictions. Plus we have a new Brexit news section, and more insights from the TR team on the news and events shaping the Regtech space.
May 7, 2021
S4E5: Regtech, RegOps, Data Lakes & Golden Sources with Alexander Becht - Part 2
In our second special edition with BearingPoint's ABACUS product manager Alexander Becht, we explore deeper into the future of regtech and discuss the idea of RegOps (regulatory operations) in the cloud, plus data lakes, regulator designed market infrastructure and more. Plus the usual insights and water cooler chat from the virtual studio crew...
Apr 30, 2021
S4E4: The Future of Regtech & Harmonisation with Alexander Becht - Part 1
In this 2-part special, Alexander Becht from BearingPoint joins the virtual studio crew for an in-depth discussion about regulations, harmonisation and the emergence of new regulatory concepts such as cloud-based data lakes for regulators and market participants. Plus we have the latest Brexit news and Laura Rodriguez from Institutional Relations updates us on the latest risk outlook from ESMA.
Apr 23, 2021
S4E3: SimCorp's Carsten Kunkel on Data
This week we're joined by Simcorp director & Head of the Regulatory Centre of Excellence Carsten Kunkel to discuss the role of data in regulatory reporting, and in particular the need for 'one data truth' for market participants. Join us with the virtual studio team to discuss the need for high quality data within repo and securities finance, plus the way data can transform operations and improve margins.
Apr 14, 2021
S4E2: ESG Special with Rushmi Katyal
This week our special guest is Deutsche Börse Compliance Officer Rushmi Katyal, giving us her insights into regulatory divergence between the UK and EU, and what this means for market participants. Plus, we go in-depth into ESG and what this means for Fund Managers, Asset Managers and the Regtech industry. We are also joined by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Lulu Preston with more advice for staying positive and keeping your mental health in good shape through the lockdown and returning to work.
Apr 8, 2021
S4E1: Repo, ESG Bonds and Emerging Repo Markets Special with Richard Comotto
Welcome to season 4, our 40th episode and our 1 year anniversary show. To celebrate we've got leading repo expert Richard Comotto going in depth on the repo problems caused by SFTR, plus greenwashing, ESG bond markets and emerging repo markets around the world. Plus Dr. Lulu Preston returns with advice for transitioning back to the workplace, and the potential challenges that can cause to your mental health.
Mar 19, 2021
Mental Health Special with Dr. Lulu Preston's Brain Hacks & Positive Mental Health Tips
In this special episode, we take a break from the Trade Repository and Regtech space to interview our resident Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr. Lulu Preston on her groundbreaking Personality Disorder work for the NHS, her views on mental health in the workplace, plus the full set of brain hacks and mental health tips from Season 3 of the Regis-TR RoundUp.
Feb 26, 2021
S3E13: Finale Special with Andy Dyson on the Big Issues for Securities Finance in 2021
In this special feature length finale for season 3, we are with Andy Dyson, the CEO of ISLA, to talk about all the major issues and stories we've covered in season 3, plus look to the future of securities finance in the EU, UK and global markets. Plus Dr. Lulu Preston offers some more brain hacks and mental health tips for your daily routine, and the virtual studio crew update the Brexit news, and developments for EMIR reporting in the UK. Don't miss it!
Feb 19, 2021
S3E12: EMIR REFIT Special with Fabian Klar (DeltaconX)
This week Fabian Klar of DeltaconX joins us to discuss EMIR Refit - will it be a Big Bang for EU derivatives markets? Plus we discuss the growth of Regtech, the latest EU derivatives stats and our regular Brexit update. Also this week, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Lulu Preston is back with advice for senior leaders and managers on how to build good mental health practices and support into their regular working processes with teams.
Feb 12, 2021
S3E11: IHS Markit Partner, Pierre Khemdoudi - Part 2
This week we have part 2 of our in-depth feature with Pierre Khemdoudi (Partner at IHS Markit) discussing the digital maturity of the securities finance markets, the growth of USA and APAC banks, plus the role of buy-side clients in 2021. Plus our guest Clinical Psychologist Dr. Lulu Preston is back with some brain hacks to help you shake off those lockdown blues and deal with the 'Groundhog Day' effect...
Feb 5, 2021
S3E10: IHS Markit Partner, Pierre Khemdoudi - Part 1
In this first part of our in-depth interview with Pierre Khemdoudi, we talk about the success of SFTR and IHS Markit's recent acquisition of Cappitech - and what this means for their global end-to-end offering. We also discuss the trend of consolidation in the Fintech and Regtech markets, plus our usual Brexit updates and some exciting news about the successful digital version of the GFF 2021 Summit. Don't miss part 2 next week where we discuss the future of securities finance and repo in the post-Brexit world, the growth of global competition for the EU and UK, plus the increasingly important role of automation in the post-trade industry.
Jan 29, 2021
S3E9: Securities Finance Special with Roy Zimmerhansl of PFC
In this special feature length show we discuss the future of post-Brexit securities finance with renowned expert, consultant and podcaster Roy Zimmerhansl (formerly Global Head of Securities Finance at HSBC). We're discussing global securities markets growth and challenges inside the EU, in the UK, US and Asia, plus the untapped potential of SFTR. Also - as an early tech adopter an innovator - Roy also discusses the role of social media, private networks and digital CPD in financial services. Don't miss this very special episode with an industry thought leader and podcaster.
Jan 22, 2021
S3E8: Bloomberg's Brian Lynch on Regtech, Data & The Future of Regulatory Reporting
This week Bloomberg's Global Head of Regulatory Reporting Services - Brian Lynch - joins the virtual studio crew to talk about the way data and automation is changing the way market participants work, plus talks about the growth of the Fintech and Regtech markets. Also we have tips on improving your mental health and wellbeing in the lockdown from Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Lulu Preston. Plus the usual Brexit update and more...
Jan 15, 2021
S3E7: Jean-Robert Wilkin and the GFF Summit 2021
This week Jean-Robert Wilkin (Executive Director - Banking, Funding and Financing - Head of Business Development at Clearstream) joins us for a feature length chat about the upcoming GFF Summit, one of the most popular events in the Luxembourg banking calendar which for the first time is going to be a digital event. We discuss the themes, and also catch up on the post-Brexit news, plus all the news and views from the Trade Repository space. Plus we are now ranked in the top 10 business news podcasts in Luxembourg...
Jan 8, 2021
S3E6: Post-Brexit Analysis Special with Seb Malik and Danny Corrigan
As the New Year kicks off with more Covid disruption, we look at the impact of the UK's exit from the EU in depth with finance law expert Seb Malik (Market FinReg) and trade repository expert Danny Corrigan. Plus we talk to CEO of the new Regis-TR UK entity John Kernan on the transition and launch of the UK TR. Join us for this feature length special episode...
Dec 18, 2020
S3E5: 10th Anniversary Special Part 2 - Extended Christmas Holiday Edition
In this episode, we bring together some of the biggest names in European CSDs, custody and Trade Repositories to talk about the creation of REGIS-TR in 2010 and the progress of this extraordinary fintech joint venture between BME and Deutsche Börse - with Jesus Benito (CEO, Iberclear) Philip Brown (Chairman REGIS-TR & Clearstream Holdings AG) Thilo Derrenback (Head of EU Product, Clearstream) and David Retana (MD REGIS-TR UK) and Irene Mermigidis (MD & Exec Management REGIS-TR SA) - plus the usual virtual studio crew, Brexit report and some New Year's resolutions. See you in January!
Dec 11, 2020
S3E4: #RegisTR10 Reviewing the Debut Decade of REGIS-TR
In part one of our 10th Anniversary special we are reviewing the set-up of Regis-TR, the economic climate back in 2010 and the major challenges we've faced over the last decade, with CEO of Clearstream Holdings and Regis-TR Chairman Phil Brown, CEO of Regis-TR SA Thomas Steimann, MD Irene Mermigidis, CEO of Regis-TR UK John Kernan, plus the virtual studio crew with the weekly Brexit update and news from the Trade Repository space.
Dec 4, 2020
S3E3: David A Lewis of FIS Global on the Future of Fintech - Plus John Kernan on Setting Up REGIS-TR UK
In this episode we talk about the future of Fintech with David A Lewis (don't miss part one of our interview with him on last week's show) plus CEO of Regis-TR UK, John Kernan talks about setting up the UK entity in time for Brexit. Plus we have a Brexit update from the virtual studio crew.
Nov 27, 2020
S3E2: FIS Global's David Lewis on 10 Years of Regulation, SFTR, Data and Regtech - Part 1
This week FIS Global's David Lewis joins us to discuss the progress of regulations in tracking liquidity and risk over the last decade, plus talks about SFTR, the challenges of data and the challenges of new technologies to financial services. Plus Laura Rodriguez on ESMA's updated risk dashboard, John Kernan on Brexit, Nick Bruce on Black Friday, and we discuss the week's events with the virtual studio crew member Barbara Ruiz Alonso.
Nov 19, 2020
S3E1: Securities Finance Times Founder Justin Lawson on Industry News, Events and the Outlook for 2021
This week CEO of Black Knight Media - publisher of Securities Finance Times (formerly SLT), Asset Servicing Times and Captive Insurance Times - is discussing their recent awards for outstanding editorial and reporting, their pivot into digital events due to COVID-19 and the outlook for 2021 and Brexit. Plus the virtual studio crew is back with the Brexit news and a new industry survey... don't miss.
Sep 30, 2020
S2E12: Season 2 Finale with Ronen Kertis, Seb Malik and the Virtual Studio Crew
It's the end of another season of the RoundUp and this week we're joined by Ronen Kertis on the next big challenge for Cappitech, Seb Malik from MarketFinReg talks about Brexit and the G20 implementation of SFTR, Nick Bruce reviews the last 12 weeks in the TR business and we go in-depth with Bárbara Ruiz-Alonso on the challenges of data management and agile development in the current fast-moving TR environment. Plus we have our usual Brexit update, and the final results of our breakfast survey.
Sep 21, 2020
S2E11: Is Brexit Driving Innovation as well as Disruption in the TR Industry?
This week the virtual studio crew is looking at Brexit and how its driving platform innovation and product development in the RegTech and data reporting space. Plus we're talking about the three 'D's of regulation post Brexit : Data, Delay and Divergence. We're previewing the themes of the forthcoming Trade & Transaction Reporting conference where Nick Bruce will be speaking about the TR business. Plus our regular Brexit news update, and our breakfast survey...
Sep 14, 2020
S2E10: Cappitech CEO Ronen Kertis on RegTech, Automation and Porting CME Clients to Regis-TR
This week our special guest is Ronen Kertis, CEO and founder of regtech / fintech vendor Cappitech. Continuing the discussion we started last week on the future of the TR space, we discuss AI, process automation and the digital maturity of the industry. Plus Ronen's thoughts on porting former CME / Nex Abide clients to Regis-TR, and "Brexit-ready" solutions. Plus the usual virtual studio Brexit news and the breakfast survey.
Sep 7, 2020
S2E9: The Future of the TR Industry with Special Guest Irene Mermigidis
This week we're joined by Regis-TR SA Managing Director Irene Mermigidis discussing the future of the TR industry. We go in-depth on the benefits of increased digital maturity, the importance of the relationship between industry working groups and regulators, plus the unique challenges for the TR business as demand increases but the number of Trade Repositories is reduced.
Sep 1, 2020
S2E8: IHS Markits Analysis of SFTR Go-live with Experts Que-Phuong Defournet-Tran & Jonathan Tsang
This week we have expert insight and analysis of the first 6 weeks of SFTR data with leading data analysis firm IHS Markits SFTR Director Jonathan Tsang & IHS Markits Director Que-P Defournet-Tran. We discuss the pairing and reconciliation ratios (and the differences between trades and collateral ratios) plus look at the inter-TR rejections. Plus the virtual studio crew is back with the weekly Brexit update, and our breakfast choice survey continues with a surprise from one of our guests...
Aug 20, 2020
S2E7: CEO Thomas Steimann on the Future of the TR Industry, Fintech and DLT
This week Regis-TR SA CEO Thomas Steimann talks about the next challenges for the industry as SFTR, EMIR Refit and Brexit get closer. Plus he gives us his view on the pace of change and the role of Fintech in improving the value proposition of regulatory reporting in an ever more competitive marketplace.
Aug 17, 2020
S2E6: Kevin Demeyer (ALFI) on SFTR & EMIR on the EU Fund Industry
This week's RoundUp guest is Kevin Demeyer, co-chair of the ALFI working group on SFTR, consultant and expert on the impact of SFTR and EMIR on the EU Fund industry. In this interview we also talk about Brexit and the implications for funds, plus Seb Malik joins us to talk about getting ready for the buy-side phase 3 implementation of SFTR in October.
Aug 7, 2020
S2E5: REGIS-TR UK CEO John Kernan On The Rise of the TR & The Startup Mindset
This week we go in-depth with CEO of Regis-TR UK - John Kernan - on the challenges of setting up a new TR entity in the post-lockdown working environment, also setting-up for potential Brexit outcomes while SFTR phase 3 and EMIR Refit are on the horizon.
Jul 31, 2020
S2E4: SFTR Review: Danny Corrigan on SFTR So Far - What Worked & What Needs Fixing
This week former CEO of CME TR Danny Corrigan joins the virtual studio team to review what went well with SFTR over the first weeks since launch, how the UTI issue is working out, where the problems with varying cash and collateral valuations might come from, and whether NCAs will be as flexible about SFTR as they were about EMIR when that first rolled out. Plus we report on how our clients have responded to the challenges of the new regulation...
Jul 27, 2020
S2E3: Preparing For Post-Brexit Reporting, Using Video to Support SFTR Clients Plus Plans for REGIS-TR UK
This week we're looking at the post-Brexit reporting space and asking what UK market participants will need to service their reporting requirements in the event of a no-deal Brexit. We also go into a little more depth about using video to support users on our SFTR platform, plus a discussion with regular presenter John Kernan on his new role as CEO of Regis-TR UK and what his plans will be when he lands next month.
Jul 20, 2020
S2E2: SFTR Analysis One Week Later: How Did Market Participants Find It? How Did ESMA View It?
This week we review the launch of SFTR - one week after launch, how did it go for the markets and how did competent authorities find it? We review it with Head of Client Services - Bárbara Ruiz Alonso - and our Institutional Relations Manager - Laura Rodriquez, to see how the SFTR launch went and look forward to phase 3 in October. Plus all the usual Brexit news, and the important questions for the Trade Repository industry...
Jul 13, 2020
S2E1: SFTR Special with Tim Hartley & Seb Malik
Back for a second series! The hit regulatory reporting podcast is back with all the weekly industry news, analysis and opinion from trade repository experts and special guests. This week we're celebrating the launch of SFTR with data quality expert Tim Hartley (Duff & Phelps) and Seb Malik (Market FinReg) - plus the virtual studio team talking about Brexit, diverging regulatory frameworks and the complexity of matching trades with ever increasing data fields and closer tolerances like SFTR.
Jun 29, 2020
Season 1 Guest Highlights Special
The edited highlights of season 1 with all the big themes, comments and guests including Dario Crispini, Danny Corrigan, Seb Malik, Sabine Guip, Irene Mermigides, Mark Gem, Fabian Klar, Mikkel Mördup, Dafina Gasi, Laura Rodriguez, Drew Nicol and the virtual studio crew. SEASON 2 IS ON THE WAY...
Jun 22, 2020
S1E12: Finale Special with Phil Brown, Chairman of REGIS-TR and CEO of Clearstream Holdings on Brexit, SFTR, Cloud Data and Lockdown
In this feature-length finale to season 1, the virtual studio crew are joined by Phil Brown, Chairman of REGIS-TR and CEO of Clearstream Holdings. Phil needs no introduction as an influential figure in EU custody banking, Chairman of ISSA and expert on post-trade processes, data businesses and regulation. We discuss REGIS-TR's evolution within the TR space, the growth of reporting, BREXIT, new ways of working in the post-COVID world and also settle our weekly Bob Dylan cover question once and for all.
Jun 15, 2020
S1E11: Brexit Strategy Planning with Dafina Gasi & What's Next for Former CME TR Clients?
This week we have a special Brexit planning session with Deutsche-Boerse Regulation Strategy Analyst Dafina Gasi, plus we discuss the huge task for market participants and TRs to ensure a smooth transition for former CME TR / NEX-Abide clients with Fabian Klar - Director of Sales and Customer Relations at DeltaconX - and Mikkel Mördrup - CEO of Nordic region at CSS. What is the biggest challenge facing customers and TRs and how can intermediaries play a role in these turbulent times? All that and more...
Jun 8, 2020
S1E10: Danny Corrigan on Challenges for Market Participants
In this week's special extended episode, we are joined by former CME TR Chief Exec. Danny Corrigan, discussing the challenges for market participants, TRs and ESMA moving forwards into the era of cloud data services. We also are joined by the virtual studio team and Laura Rodriguez (Institutional Relationship Manager) to discuss the ESMA Risk Dashboard 2020 and the potential risk of a sovereign debt crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 1, 2020
S1E9: REFIT Special with CCO Sabine Guip and Institutional Relations Manager Laura Rodriguez
This week's roundup focuses on EMIR Refit, looking at the complexities of improving data quality, addressing the needs of the TR, NCA, Pan-EU CA and regulatory authorities in general. Plus we consider the latest Brexit news and what that might mean for market participants as Refit and SFTR move ahead into an uncertain transition period.
May 25, 2020
S1E8: CME Leaves the TR Space, Brexit, SFTR Update & ESMA's Risk Dashboard
This week we talk about the complexities of the TR market and why CME and Next Abide are leaving the European TR market. Plus updates on the latest Brexit developments, updates on our new STFR web search and analytics functionality, plus a preview of ESMA's new risk dashboard for 2020 - expect a full breakdown in next week's show. And also we got some great feedback from our friends at MUFG - thanks for listening!
May 18, 2020
S1E7: Mark Gem, Chair of Clearstream Risk Committee on Risk Management in Regulatory Landscapes
This week's roundup features our regular Brexit news update, plus an extended interview with REGIS-TR board member and Chairman of the Clearstream Risk Committee, Mark Gem. We discuss the big questions facing risk management in today's complex regulatory landscape, and consider the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, SFTR, Brexit and the risk of an escalating US-China trade war in the run-up to the 2020 US Presidential Election.
May 11, 2020
S1E6: SFTR & UTI Special with Legal Expert Seb Malik
This week author of SFTR: A Survival Guide, well known industry expert and head of financial law at Market FinReg - Seb Malik - joins the RoundUp team to talk about the post-Brexit outlook for SFTR and goes into more depth over the challenges arising from the UTI exchange process.
May 6, 2020
S1E5: Breaking News! ESMA approves our SFTR Registration
Breaking News for May 7th -* ESMA approves our registration as an SFTR Trade Repository*... the team celebrates this milestone for the industry and discuss the complexities of the implementation process. Plus *Drew Nicol *(editor of Securities Lending Times) on the ongoing *UTI issues for SFTR*, plus the team's take on what to expect on the other aspects of the phase 1 implementation of SFTR. Plus our usual Brexit roundup and more...
Apr 27, 2020
S1E4: Data Reporting Special with Dario Crispini, CEO at Kaizen Reporting
This week's RoundUp is a feature length in-depth interview with Dario Crispini, the CEO of Kaizen Reporting and well known industry expert on data reporting. We talk about his early days at the FCA and the launch of MiFID, through to EMIR and SFTR. We also discuss whether the EMIR Refit can really make EMIR an effective early warning system for global financial crises, and discuss how to prepare for the delayed SFTR roll-out and the likely problems it will cause for market participants and regulators alike.
Apr 20, 2020
S1E3: Short Selling, Brexit & SFTR Disruption
This week's roundup looks at the *short selling bans* and the role of regulation in the economic recovery, a *Brexit* update & a discussion about the new *UTI requirements for SFTR. *Will SFTR be a Big Bang or a Millennium Bug moment for the Securities Industry?
Apr 14, 2020
S1E2: Irene Mermigidis on Regulatory Reporting
In this week's RoundUp we discuss the last 6 years of rapid development of REGIS-TR with *MD Irene Mermigidis*, look at the regulatory reporting side of the market volatility and spike in trade volumes in March, and consider the client needs around getting ready for *SFTR*.
Apr 7, 2020
S1E1: Welcome to the RoundUp
In this first episode, the REGIS-TR Roundup team discuss plans for the podcast, Phil Brown’s blog on *relationship management* in the time of social distancing, the *SFTR *implementation delay, *BREXIT* and some lighter topics along the way.