Calastone is excited to be taking a team to the SWIFT Business Forum at the Brewery in Chiswell Street, London on Tuesday (29th April), where the keynote speaker this year is Lord Mayor of the City of London, Fiona Woolf.
The event promises to be a stimulating day with a packed agenda covering a wide range of topics such as: fighting financial crime and strategies for compliance; T+2 settlement and the impact on investors; the evolution of Market Infrastructures; The Regulation Challenge, as well as plenty of other sessions.
Calastone is co-exhibiting with Barclays at the event, and have a stand in the main hall. Come and find us to talk about our joint net settlement solution, which enables fully automated settlement on the Calastone network and underpinned by Barclays, enabling settlement finality through its centralised market cash clearing facility. Or, just come and say hello.
Our own Managing Director and Head of Global Client Relationship Management, Edward Glyn, will also be taking part on a panel in the afternoon, titled: ‘The future of fund distribution: evolving business models to adapt to the new normal.’
Sharing the platform with Edward will be Stewart Cazier, Managing Director of Henderson Global Investors, Rhodri Mason, Head of Investment Solutions & Product Strategy at Hermes Fund Managers, David Moffat, Group Executive at International Financial Data Services, Stephen Mohan, Head of UK & Ireland at Allfunds Bank UK and Bill Wrest, Head of Business Innovation Corporate, Non-bank Financial Institutions, Barclays.
Discussions will focus around the issue of how the European fund distribution landscape is evolving. This is particularly the result of regulatory initiatives such as the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) as well as MiFID2, which have forced the emergence of new business models.
Other questions the panel will be addressing include: just what is the new normal for European fund distribution; how can the industry further reach out to smaller investors; as well as the impact the emerging markets are going to have on the industry. We are sure it will prove for a lively and interesting debate. Hope to see you there!