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8:30 – 9:00

Registrations and Refreshments

9:00 – 9:15

Opening session


9:15 - 9:30

Keynote speech

  • Nigel PaseaManaging Director – CCL 

9:30 – 9:45

Awards


9:45 – 10:00

Coffee break

10:00 – 11:00

Panel 1: Regulatory Framework: Role of regulators to develop capital markets

  • Capital markets regulators: the balance between financial stability, investor protection and market efficiency


  • Conduct of Business for the Brokers: Capital and professional requirements


  • Dealing with the default of a market intermediary

     
  • Contain systemic risk, default risk and market disruption 


  • Mifid II: new challenges


 
Moderator:

  • Jalil Tarif – Secretary General - Union Of Arab Securities Authorities
  
Speakers:

  • Dr. Obaid Al Zaabi – CEO – Securities & Commodities Authority - UAE

  • Firas Safieddine – Vice Chairman – Capital Markets Authority - Lebanon 

  • Ahmed Al Marhoon – CEO – Muscat Securities Market – Oman 

  • Joe Mc Hale – Head of EU regulatory affairs – Bloomberg

  • Navin D’Souza – Operations Director - Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX)

11:00 – 12:00

Panel 2: Impact of financial technologies on capital markets

  • Strategic framework: Immediate challenges for financial markets infrastructure


  • Financial technologies (FinTech): how it helps the capital markets


  • Block chain: Implementation in the stock markets: Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange example


  • Cyber resilience: facing cyber financial crimes


  • Enhance market structure to support creativity and innovation.


Moderator: 

  • Filipe Pacheco - Equities Reporter - Bloomberg 

Speakers:

  • Henri Bergstrom – Advisor, Business Development - Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)

  • Bashar Kilani – Region Executive Middle East – IBM

  • Steffen Schubert – Consultant, Securities & Commodities Authority – UAE 

  • Faycal Belyazid -  Managing Director Middle East & Africa, Market Technology – Nasdaq

12:00 – 12:15

Coffee break

12:15 - 12:30

Keynote speech

  • Shahmir Khaliq - Global Head of Direct Custody and Clearing - Citi 

12:30 – 13:30

Panel 3: Foreign investment and post trade transparency

  • Openness of Arab markets: Exit policies


  • Emerging Vs. Developed markets


  • KYC: regulatory requirements versus investors needs


  • Omnibus accounts: where we stand?


  • Direct market access (DMA): what are the challenges?


  • Emerging versus developed markets


  • Derivative markets: Covered short selling, securities lending and borrowing


  • CCP: what it means for Arab markets?
 
Moderator:

  • Mohammed Yasin - CEO - First Abu Dhabi Bank Securities - UAE
 
Speakers:

  • Fadi Chammas - Managing Director - Arqaam Securities - UAE 


  • Taraneh Derayati - Head of Sales - Cinnober, Sweden


  • Eric Salomons - Head of Markets - Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA)


  • Mohammad Al Abri - Vice President - Capital Markets Authority of Oman


  • Mohamed Dagher - Head of Account Management - Euroclear for the Middle East, Africa and the CIS


 

13:30 – 14:30

Panel 4: Arab financial markets: building the capacity

  • Challenges facing financial intermediaries in the Arab market


  • Certifications: continuous education and training


  • Research and market analysis: what are the challenges?


  • Enhance intermediaries governance


  • Provision of researches to local and foreign investors


  • Fixed income and Islamic Sukuk: are we on the right track?
 
 
Moderator:

  • Dr. Mounther Barakat – Senior Advisor, Securities & Commodities Authority UAE
 
Speakers:

  • Anita Yadav – Head of Fix Income Research – Emirates National Bank of Dubai (ENBD)


  • Kevin Moore – Global Business Developer – The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) 


  • Nitish Bhojnagarwala – Vice President – Moody’s


  • Dr. Mohan Guruswamy – Director, EMBA – University of Wollongong


  • Ahmad Al Jared – Director of Licensing - Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia



14:30 – 15:30

Lunch hosted by SCA


 

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