AGENDA - DAY TWO

08:30

Registration & coffee
  Compliance, legal & regulatory risks Risk technology
09:15

Welcome from the chairperson

09:20
Presentation
 
IMO 2020: A few months in, feedback on how implementation went

Panel discussion

Developing your digital capacities and achieve the digital transition

 
  • What has been the strategy of the trading houses?
  • What have been the visible consequences of this new regulation? For the trading houses? For the markets?
  • What now?
  • Top 3 priorities if you’re setting up your data centre
  • Getting the buy-in from the rest of the company
  • Transparency and constant communication
  • How do you review and change models?
  • Partners, employees’ skills: Who to work with and who to avoid
  • How to achieve integration of legacy technology and new tools like AI
Suyash Shrivastava, Manager Solution Design Team, Maersk Group
Vijay Chakravarthy, Global Head of Risk, ED&F Man Group
Georg Ritter, Data Scientist, Marex Spectron
 
09:45
Presentation
 
Understanding the regulatory landscape for commodity trading to avoid issues down the line
[10.00] Debate
 
System selection risk – Multi-commodity system vs commodity specific system
 
  • MAR, MIFID, EMIR; the financial regulations that apply to commodity trading
  • Defining abuse
  • Bringing order in your own house:
 
o Putting the appropriate internal controls in place
o Management oversight
o Segregation of duties: Who’s doing what?
  • What can we learn from the cases in the financial sector?
  • Moving beyond trade and order surveillance
 
Diarmuid O’Hegarty, Compliance Director, ADM Investor Services
International Ltd.
What’s more beneficial for a trading company? Going for a provider that specialises in one commodity or going for a multi-commodity system provider?
 
After their 7-minute exposés, two system providers will debate the question, with the input of the moderator and the audience.
 
Moderator: Dr Gary Vasey, Partner & Managing Director, ComTech Advisory
Senior representative from Agiboo
10:25

Presentation

Sanctions: Keeping up with them

[10.25] Case study
 
Implementation story
 
 
  • An overview of the current sanctions landscape
  • What are the most vulnerable parts of your supply chain?
  • Identifying red flags, and what to do next

Monika Zejden-Erdmann, Senior Associate,Eversheds Sutherland

 
10:45
Morning break – Pre-arranged meetings
  Financial risks and insurance Risk technology – Continued
11:40
Welcome from the chairperson
 
11:45
Presentation
 
Sustainable finance – The other aspect of the ecologic transition
[11.40] Panel discussion
 
Trade surveillance: The technical angle
 
  • Impact on investments
  • How could this affect trading?
  • Criteria for companies’ categorisation: Share of revenue vs Earnings or investments

 

Canan Tulum, Head of Treasury & Trade Finance, Petroineos Trading

  • Is sourcing the data the biggest challenge?
  • Calibrating a system
  • Debating the eternal conundrum: Buy vs Build
 
Justin Nathan, Surveillance Chief Technical Officer, Credit Suisse
12:25
Panel discussion
 
How to choose functional and financing currency
[12.30] Case study
 
RPA for risk functions – How does it work?
 
Moderator: Eddie Tofpik, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM Investor Services International Ltd.
 
Benjamin Baptiste, Head of Risk Management & Advanced Analytics, Roquette

In this case study, we’ll hear how RPA has been used in risk functions

12:50
Panel discussion
 
Managing counterparty risk during very politically-unstable times
Panel discussion
 
Getting more from your CTRM systems
 
  • KYC procedures: Is standardisation achievable?
  • Low interest rate environment in developed markets: What are the consequences on counterparty risk?
  • In which case should you transfer the risk to intermediaries (Insurance, third parties)? What is the cost vs benefit ratio?
  • Credit impact of integrating ESG factors into transactions
Nicolai Zoller, Head of Credit Risk, LME CLEAR
Sylvain Bettinelli, Chief Risk Officer, Nibulon
Mihail Manasov, Head of Trading, RJH Trading
Eva Meeus, Credit Risk Team Lead, ENI
  • What are the risk managers’ needs in the CTRM space? How can the providers meet them?
  • In-house development: Is that the new trend? Pros and cons
  • Key success factors for a headache-free implementation
  • What you should expect from your CTRM system, but are too afraid to

Colin Cooper, Vice President EMEA, EKA

FEDERICA STRUMIA-MICHELINI, Head of Risk & Control, Neste

 

13:30 Lunch break
 

SOFTS

METALS OIL & LNG
14:45 Welcome from the chairperson Welcome from the chairperson Welcome from the chairperson
14:50
Stage A
Updates on grains and oilseeds markets, and
discussion around specific risks encountered
(e.g. instability in the Black Sea region,
sanctions, development of biodiesel)
 
Scott Wellcome, Director - Risk
Management & Sourcing, GoodMills Group
Ali Lakdawala, Vertical Incharge of Oilseeds & Fats, ITC Lt
 
Stage B
Updates on the cocoa markets, and
discussion around specific risks encountered
 
Stage C
Updates on the sugar markets, and
discussion around specific risks encountered
Stage A
Outlook on precious metals markets, and
discussion around specific risks encountered
(e.g. guarantees of origin)
 
Stage B
Iron ore markets updates, and discussion
around specific risks encountered (e.g.
difficulty to properly hedge)
 
Stage C
Base metals markets updates, and discussion
around specific risks encountered (e.g. initial
margin changes with the LME)
 
Ali Khan
Mihail Manasov, Head of Trading, RJH
Trading
Stage A
Oil movements updates, and discussion
around specific risks encountered (e.g.
reduced margins)
 
Stage B
Petrochemicals markets overview, and
discussion around specific risks encountered
 
Stage C
LNG markets updates, and discussion around specific risks encountered
15:30
Presentation
 
Trending: How do you manage organic,
renewables, carbon footprint requirements?
Presentation
 
Trending: Introduction of green contracts
Presentation
 
Trending: Blockchain technology at the
service of oil trading
 
Chris Brown, Vice President Sustainability,
OLAM International
  • Assessing the appetite for such
  • contracts
  • Are people ready to pay premium?
  • What’s the production reality behind
  • these labels?
 
Christian Mildner, Head of Corporate Sales –Physical Market Specialist, LME
Suyash Shrivastava, Manager Solution
Design Team, Maersk Group
16:00
Presentation
 
Climate change impact on the agribusiness:
From the field to the consumers habits, a gradual transition
Presentation
 
SFTR for metals companies: What you don’t
know can affect you
Panel discussion
 
Fossil and renewable energies:
Complementarity, challenges, transition
   
One of the least looked at regulations in the
commodity trading sector, SFTR has a crucial
impact on the metals companies in
particular, which this session will shed some
light on.
 
Alexander Culley, Chief Compliance Officer EMEA & Asia, INTL FCStone
  • How these energies currently interact
  • How do we see both sectors evolving in the near future?
  • How to overcome the current reputational challenges faced by fossil energy companies?
 
Hassan Al Alawi, Senior Director,
Infrastructure Fund of Oman (Rakiza)
16:30 Closing comments from the chairperson Closing comments from the chairperson Closing comments from the chairperson
16:40 Farewell reception & Canapés

 

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