SIFMA's Operations Conference and Exhibit 2015
April 13–April 16 2015
2015 marks a new era in the capital markets with a number of reforms and initiatives either in progress, under review, or pending approval of a new rule.
The 42nd annual Operations Conference and Exhibition, trusted resource for Broker-Dealers and Asset Managers on the evolution of operations and regulation, held on April 13-16 provided valuable information and in-depth discussions on what to expect and the tools available to firms to prepare for the changing operational landscape. Discussions focused on cybersecurity, shortened settlement cycle, CAT, market structure/liquidity, data and risk management, and the future of operations.
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SIFMA EVP Randy Snook welcomes attendees to the 42nd annual SIFMA Operations Conference & Exhibition: On top of keeping the financial system humming smoothly, the ops professional has new responsibility and accountability for implementing and ensuring compliance.
OFR Director Richard Berner, U.S. Department of Treasury, opens the conference: We need good analysis to make good policy. Good data is the foundation for success in our work and for effective risk management in financial companies.
The Honorable Kara M. Stein, SEC Commissioner, describes how data breaches can affect investor confidence: It is vital that everyone works together to develop best practices in detecting and dealing with breaches.
Gerard McGraw, President of Fidelity Institutional, shares his thoughts on the role of Operations professionals in leading financial services through this dynamic and rapidly changing environment.
This panel of executives discuss key challenges they are facing, how they are reshaping the operational landscape, how firms should be responding and what they mean for the future of operations.
SIFMA's EVP and General Counsel, Ira Hammerman, hosts a one-on-one discussion with SEC Director of Trading and Markets, Stephen Luparello, on the key initiatives driving market structure and other regulatory revisions.
Andrew Gray, DTCC Group Chief Risk Officer, delivers his perspectives on risk management and industry resilience: Commitment to resilience requires a corporate culture that fosters a learning mindset and that empowers all employees to become risk managers.
Jeanmarie Davis, SVP and Head of Financial Market Infrastructure at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, discusses her observations on risk management themes that challenge industry participants.
Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., SIFMA President & CEO, speaks on Day 2: So much of what comes out of Dodd-Frank and other reform initiatives is landing at the ops professional's doorstep, and it's our goal here at SIFMA to help you stay connected and be prepared for these responsibilities.
Shortened Settlement Cycle panelists discuss the building blocks that must be achieved as well as the benefits and challenges of a shorter settlement cycle.
The Infrastructure, Risk and Resiliency panel share views on how to prepare your firm to understand and evaluate operational, technology, and third party risks; impact of Reg SCI; and what regulators are doing to raise awareness.
Michael Lock, President and Chief Operating Officer of Hearsay Social, discusses why and how financial services firms and advisors must embrace digital technology to engage with today's consumers in order to grow business.
- SIFMA President and CEO Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr. Remarks as Prepared for SIFMA 2015 Operations Conference & Exhibit - April 15, 2015
- SIFMA Executive Vice President Randy Snook Remarks as Prepared for SIFMA 2015 Operations Conference & Exhibit - April 14, 2015
- Remarks by OFR Director Richard Berner at the SIFMA OPS 2015 Operations Conference & Exhibition - April 14, 2015
- Commissioner Kara M. Stein: The Dominance of Data and the Need for New Tools – Remarks at the SIFMA Operations Conference - April 14, 2015
- DTCC Group Chief Risk Officer, Andrew Gray: Perspectives on Industry Resilience - April 15, 2015
News Coverage and Blogs
- Traders Magazine: SEC'S Stein Says Audit Trail Not Coming Anytime Soon
- Law360: SEC Commish Says Agency Needs Data Strategy Office
- MarketsMedia: SEC Eyes Data Refocus
- SIFMA Blog: Sneak Peek - OPS 2015 Kicks Off Monday in San Diego!
- Gerard McGraw, Fidelity Institutional: Leading the Future - Are operations professionals prepared to lead as financial services rapidly changes?
- Jeanmarie Davis, Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Observations on Risk Management Themes for Market Participants
- OTC Derivatives Reporting: Challenges to Global Transparency
- Operational Risk: A Proactive Approach
- Money Market Fund Reform
- Watch Video: Hearsay Presentation on Growing Business & Staying Relevant in the Digital Era
- SIFMA Operations and Technology Policy Issue Resource Center
- SIFMA Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Resource Center
- Large Trader Reporting Resource Center
- Proxy Resource Center
SIFMA on Twitter
Stein says SEC needs a data-centric office headed by a CDO that will push data strategies, identify gaps and ways to use data . #SIFMAOps— Dan DeFrancesco (@dandefrancesco) April 14, 2015