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ICDA Burgenstock Conference

ICDA Burgenstock Conference, Lucerne
12th &13th September 2017

On behalf of the AFM, Paul Constantinou attended the recent ICDA Burgenstock Conference.

The conference had 2 parallel streams; a general series of discussions focussed on the international derivatives markets and a parallel closed stream for international regulators. With MiFID 2 now less than 4 months away regulation also found its way into the general discussions with input from compliance and IT practitioners who are vested with the responsibility of getting their organisations ready on time.

The 2 conferences came together for opening plenary sessions and also for the Gala Dinner which together with the regulators conference took place in the newly reopened Burgenstock Resort. The dinner also saw a keynote speech from Commissioner Giancarlo, Chairman of CFTC.

With its usual spread of discussion topics including the regular exchange leaders panel and other panels looking at a wide range of topics including clearing/CCP, fintech, market infrastructure, emerging markets and global commodity trends these were 2 full and interesting days.

Delegates at the conference came from across the derivatives industry and included a number of AFM members who all found the event of interest and are looking forward to meeting again in Bangkok in January 2018.