Preparing for EMIR REFIT UK Go LIVE

Industry Trends and Lessons Learned from EU Launch

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Wednesday, 12 June 2024
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EMIR Refit went into effect in the EU on April 29, 2024. As the UK prepares for its launch later this year, industry experts are coming together to discuss lessons learned from the EU launch and share best practices.

Join Michelle Zak from Qomply, Lavinia Ponniah from DTCC, and Alex McDonald from EVIA for an informative discussion.


Reconciliation and data quality play a key role in the updated regime therefore firms must adopt industry standards and best practices.

Lavinia's wealth of expertise in implementing transaction reporting operational frameworks stems from her role as Product Lead at DTCC. Beyond overseeing DTCC's EMIR Refit product offering, she navigates challenging enquiries from industry practitioners as she participates in DTCC's bi-weekly EMIR Refit Working Groups. Lavinia will share insights from the EU launch and offer guidance on key considerations for UK firms to ensure a seamless launch later this year.

In his role as CEO of EVIA, Alex actively participated in EMIR Refit Working Groups, representing Trading Venues and Interdealer Brokers across the UK and EU. This exposure provides him with direct insights into industry challenges faced by market participants as they prepare for the new regime.

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Michelle Zak, Co-Founder at Qomply

Michelle Zak
Managing Director

Michelle merges industry knowledge with regulatory expertise. Having spent over 15 years on the trading floor, Michelle's experience as an industry practioner means she understands the asset classes, products, and trading arrangements that underpin transaction reporting.

Prior to founding Qomply, Michelle served as Chief Operating Officer at Kyte Broking/Market Securities where she drove the MiFID II implementation. Having helped establish two OTF Trading Venues, Michelle possesses extensive expertise in MiFID and EMIR implementation and is well-versed in the complex transaction reporting requirements of firms operating cross-jurisdictional arrangements.

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


photo of Alexander McDonald, CEO EVIA

Alexander McDonald
EVIA Trade Body

Alexander McDonald has been CEO of European Venues and Intermediaries Association (“EVIA”) and the London Energy Brokers Association (“LEBA”) since 2009.

EVIA/LEBA member firms are global and wholesale venues and intermediaries, providing services and arranging transactions in the cash and derivative Rate, Credit, Foreign Exchange, Equity and Commodity marketplaces.

Prior to joining EVIA, Alex has spent his career as Managing Director in the Treasury and Trading divisions of JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, before moving into Fund Management where he worked for Bluecrest, Olea and BSAM as either Portfolio Manager or Principle.

He has over twenty years of experience as a market maker, franchise leader, macro trader and portfolio manager, focusing on risk in commodities, fixed income and currencies worldwide.

Lavinia Ponniah, EMIR Refit Product Lead DTCC

Lavinia Ponniah
EMIR Refit Product Lead

Lavinia Ponniah is the EMIR Refit Product Lead within the Repository and Derivatives Services group at DTCC, focused on initiatives impacting the Global Trade Repository service.

Prior to DTCC, Lavinia held various derivatives and regulatory positions at Macquarie Bank and UBS. She has over 15 years industry experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and a Masters of Business in Finance from the University of Technology, Australia.


About Qomply

Qomply helps firms navigate the complex arena of regulatory compliance.

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About EVIA

The European Venues and Intermediaries’ Association promotes and enhances the value and competitiveness of Wholesale Market Venues, Platforms and Arranging Intermediaries by providing members with co-ordination and a common voice to foster and promote liquid, transparent and fair markets. It maintains a clear focus and direction, building a credible reputation upon 50 years of history, by acting as a focal point for the industry and providing clear direction to their members when communicating with central banks, governments, policy makers, and regulators.

Its core strength is the ability to consolidate views and data and act as a common voice for an industry operating in a complex and closely regulated environment, by acting as a central point for the industry and providing clear communication with central banks, governments, policy makers, and regulators.

It provides specific standards and maintains a clear focus and direction for the participant s and stakeholders across the market ecosystem, building upon a credible reputation from over 50 years of experience.

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