Day 1 - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

8:15

Women in Structured Products in France

Speaker

Géraldine Laussat, Head of Structured Products, RFQ Platforms, Virtu Financial

Nathalie Rouault, Equity and Funds Structured Products Distribution - France, BBVA

Lorraine Zafrani, Head of MACS Portfolio Management, AXA Investment Managers

9:00

Welcome

Speaker

Amélie Labbé Thompson, global head of content, SRP

9:10

Keynote Address

French Treasury representative on Brexit

Speaker

Geoffroy Cailloux, Head of Savings and Financial Market Division, Savings Financial Market Division, Directorate General of the Treasury (DGT)

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

Mikael Axelsson, chief executive officer, Garantum Fondkommission

Juan Ramón Domínguez Recio, Head of Equity Structured Products Sales Europe, BBVA

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

Ilan Abehsira, Head of Sales - France, Belgium, Luxembourg - Equity Solutions, Credit Agricole

Charlotte Giacomel, Director - Relations Grands Compte Retail France, Societe Generale

Aurélien Rabaey, Global Head of New Products & Innovation, Natixis

Moderator

Tiago Fernandes, managing director, SRP

10:55

Networking coffee break

11:25

AMF Presentation: Adjusting to New Regulations

How should manufacturers and issuers adapt to the latest financial regulations – what challenges does this pose, and how can we overcome them to ensure compliance.

Speaker

Julien Laroche, Head of Banking, Insurance and Bond Market, AMF

11:45

Piecing together the regulatory puzzle

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. Hear from industry experts as they discuss product design and innovation, best practices and the impact of the latest rules on these areas.

Speaker

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

Sophie Asselot, Head of Public Affairs, Natixis

Jean-Philippe Cavrois, Chairman, AFPDB

Julien Laroche, Head of Banking, Insurance and Bond Market, AMF

Moderator

Amélie Labbé Thompson, global head of content, SRP

12:35

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?; and
  • decrement indices – are they worth investing?

Speaker

Tiago Fernandes, managing director, SRP

12:55

Lexifi Presentation

Jean-Marc Eber, founder and CEO of LexiFi will use his experience as both a banker and creator of financial technology to analyse the major trends facing the industry. He will evaluate the traditional human and organisational pitfalls as well as technological challenges that the industry will need to overcome, while putting into perspective the disruption caused by the use of certain fashionable buzzwords.

Speaker

Jean-Marc Eber, CEO, Lexifi

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, Head of Pricing & Development EQD Paris - Global Markets, Societe Generale

Stéphane Ifrah, Co-Founder & CEO, NaPoleon Group

Armelle Loeb, Managing Director - Head of European Sales, Stoxx Limited

Pierre Moretti, Head of New Products & Innovation Equity and Head of Indices, Natixis

Moderator

Peter De Clercq, chief executive officer, Quantessence

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

Mahesh Bulchandani, Director and CEO Europe, FinIQ

Patrick Chotard, CEO, Lynceus Partners

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

Géraldine Laussat, Head of Structured Products, RFQ Platforms, Virtu Financial

Nathalie Rouault, Equity and Funds Structured Products Distribution - France, BBVA

Moderator

Hariton Korizis, Co-Founder & Chief Architect, ResonanceX

15:50

Networking coffee 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.

Speaker

Peter De Clercq, chief executive officer, Quantessence

Damien Fontanille, Head of Sales, ALLINDEX

Steve Lamarque, Partner, Hilbert Investment Solutions

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

Marine Abiad, Head of Distribution, Goldman Sachs

Mahdi Bouayad, head of ESG & index solutions, Credit Agricole CIB

Arnaud Chaumont, Cross Asset Solutions Sales, Natixis

Isabelle Millat, Head of Sustainable Investment Solutions - Global Markets, Societe Generale

Etienne Vincent, Head of Global Quantitative Management, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Moderator

Mathilde Sauve, Head of Investment Solutions, Banque Postale Structured Asset Management

17:20

Closing Remarks

17:30

Drinks Reception