Day 1 - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

9:00

Welcome

Speaker

Amélie Labbé, Global head of content, SRP

9:10

Keynote Address

French Treasury representative on Brexit

9:35

Around Europe in 80 payoffs

What can the French market learn from other markets? Representatives of international
markets – including Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain and France - discuss and
compare key trends and strategies in play in their respective jurisdictions.
NB: Some of the focus on this session will highlight warrants, turbos and certificate payoff
types.

Speaker

Nicola Francia, MD- Head of Public Distribution, Unicredit

10:00

In discussion with French structured products leaders

A selected group of key industry players in France discuss results/findings of the buy-side
survey/pre-determined topics.

Speaker

Charlotte Giacomel, Sales Distribution - France, Societe Generale

10:55

Networking break

11:15

Follow the rules: current regulation in the spotlight for product manufacturers

This session features a presentation from an AMF representative on issues pertaining
to product manufacturers/issuers, and will include a panel discussing topics including
product design/ innovation/ complexity, best practices and the impact of current rules on
these areas.

Speaker

Mouha Ait El Ghachi, Head of Structuring, France, Amundi

11:55

Untangling the Compliance Conundrum

In the year since it came into effect, discover how distributors are overcoming the challenges presented by Priips in relation to product governance and compliance, and the much-debated Kid framework.   

12:40

France Market Performance 2019

Analysis of market performance over the past 12 months and key findings for the French
market. Topics include:
- Did structured products deliver?
- What’s happening with autocalls and impact for French investors;
- Decrement indices – are they worth investing?

Speaker

Tiago Fernandes, Managing Director, SRP

13:15

Lunch

14:15

Index innovation: from theory to practice

Several index providers discuss case studies from retail banks, private banks and insurance companies, and present their proposed solutions and how these can be used/adapted in the real world.

Speaker

Pierre Gimenes, Cross Assets Pricing, Societe Generale

15:00

Digitalisation in financial services: Why is there no one-size-fits-all?

Digitalisation within banks and other financial players is a global trends often based on the use of advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence tools and DLT protocols. How are banks and other financial players approaching digitalisation? How is the use of advanced technologies impacting product structuration and players' business models? This session will also include a discussion on recent regulatory initiatives in France and Europe relatng to innovation and digital asset-related activities. 

Speaker

Jennifer D’hoir, Senior Advisor - Innovation and Fintech, Gide Loyrette Nouel France

15:50

Networking break

16:10

SRP Talks

Each structured product provider (four or five presenters) presents a new product/service idea they believe would make the market better/more transparent/more efficient/simpler.

16:40

ESG and SRI: how sustainable are they in the investment world?

ESG investing is getting a lot of attention and traction in France and in Europe. How do ESG investment strategies/products compare to classic structured products, and what can be done to drive this space forward?

Speaker

Laurence Fauchon, Co-Founder & ESG Product Owner, Quantilia

Isabelle Millat, Index Structurer, Societe Generale

17:20

Closing Remarks

17:30

Drinks Reception