Qomply Hosts EMIR REFIT Breakfast Roundtable

Wednesday, 08 November 2023
One Moorgate Place, City of London

The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) has undergone substantial revisions with the introduction of EMIR Refit. April 2024 marks the start of EMIR Refit in the EU, with the UK adopting the same regime, with minor rule adjustments, five months later.

Trade Bodies, like ISDA and the Investment Association, have been holding regular working groups to address the remaining challenges firms face in complying with the regulations. With roughly 6 months to go until EMIR Refit launches in the EU, many questions remain.

For those who have not been involved in the working groups, this session is a great chance to gain insight into the major pressure points faced by peers in the industry. In case you're unable to attend this roundtable, we encourage you to explore our other events.

Ashurst Jake Green Alex Chow
Investment Operations Policy Lead, IA

Alex leads policy on investment operations for the IA’s 270 members, notably on the post-trade and trade and transaction reporting workflows. The workstreams in these areas include engagement and advocacy with regulators and working with membership discussion forums and other market stakeholders to establish industry wide best practice and guidance.

Alex has 10 years’ experience in the industry having previously worked with BNY Mellon and Goldman Sachs.

BDO Andrew Bayley Andrew Bayley
Data and Reporting Director, ISDA

Andrew Bayley joined ISDA in April 2018 as Director for Data and Reporting EMEA. He is involved with ISDA’s engagement in relation to EU and UK regulatory reporting initiatives, such as EMIR and MiFID.

Prior to joining ISDA, Mr. Bayley was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for fourteen years, including within their regulatory reporting team where he was involved in the implementation of several global regulatory initiatives including EMIR, HKMA, MAS and ASIC.

Qomply Michelle Zak Michelle Zak
Managing Director, Qomply

Qomply removes the complexity, risk, and pain from transaction reporting. Servicing over 60 investment firms, Qomply has processed billions of transaction reports and witnessed the challenges faced by firms.

Before founding Qomply, Michelle was Chief Operating Officer at an investment firm where she drove MiFID II implementation.

Over the course of her career, Michelle has held various senior leadership positions within investment banking.

Michelle Zak will host Qomply’s breakfast roundtable in the City of London at the beautiful grade-II listed One Moorgate Place.

From three complementary standpoints, the round table discussion will cover topics pertaining to the major challenges facing firms and the remaining questions with regard to clarification of the regulations.

Both panellists, Alex Chow and Andrew Bayley, have led working groups for their respective trade bodies. They have a first-hand view of challenges and concerns across the industry as the race to GO-Live commences.

Alex Chow, from the Investment Association, leverages his decade-long industry experience to lead policy development for IA's members. With an active commitment to collaborating with regulators and industry stakeholders to advance best practices, he primary focuses on post-trade and trade reporting workflows.

Andrew Bayley, from ISDA, specializes in EU and UK regulatory reporting, particularly EMIR and MiFID. During his time at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, he contributed to the implementation of several global regulatory initiatives. Additionally, Andrew’s work extends to the Digital Regulatory Reporting (DRR) project, which aims to transform trade reporting rules into machine-readable code.

Michelle will not only moderate the session but also add context to some of the issues that continue to challenge firms. She will share her insights gained from overseeing a technology company that checks the accuracy of billions of transactions a year.

Places are extremely limited and we request that you only reserve a space if you are certain you are able to attend.

For those unable to attend in-person, the event will be livestreamed. Please register for live stream webinar here.

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Wednesday, 08 November 2023

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Venue - One Moorgate Place - London

One Moorgate Place

One Moorgate Place
Chartered Accountants' Hall,
1 Moorgate Pl,
London EC2R 6EA,
United Kingdom

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With companies increasingly counting the financial and reputational cost of inaccurate reporting, there is a sector-wide need for reliable quality assurance. Using automated, granular analysis tools, Qomply’s unparalleled accuracy means that firms can get their reporting right the first time.

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