PANEL DISCUSSION: THE FUTURE OF THE POST-TRADE INDUSTRY - ESCAPING THE SCALE TRAP

The post-trade space is set for a major transformation with the imminent arrival of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), new and nimbler players attacking high-value business lines and the ongoing budget pressures arising from regulatory challenges and ever-increasing client-push for better ROI.

Greater scale has always been perceived to be the key solution to all such pressures. But is it? Are there better, more sustainable approaches that the industry should implement?

Speakers:
N Ganapathy Subramaniam – Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, Tata Consultancy Services
Thomas Zeeb – Board Member / CEO / CFO, Six Securities Services
Christopher Church – Board Member / CEO / CFO, Digital Asset Holding, LLC

Moderator:
Richard Schwartz – Global Custodian

Technology showcase: A blockchain platform to share asset servicing information

Leveraging its market expertise, Tata Consultancy Services and BNP Paribas have teamed up to transform asset servicing by using TCS BaNCS’ latest offering for blockchain – Quartz. Accelerating the distribution of corporate events information, this is expected to be a giant step forward for financial investors in one of the most complex and historically fragmented investment service.

During this innovative session, Vivekanand Ramgopal (Vice President and Co-Head, TCS Financial Solutions), Bruno Campenon (Head of Financial Intermediaries and Corporates, BNP Paribas Securities Services),and Johann Palychata (Head of Blockchain, BNP Paribas Securities Services) shared  concrete examples of a blockchain-interconnected market.

PANEL DISCUSSION: From data disorder to information insights: Making data the servant of the business

As the “stuff” that all post-trade processes are made of, data sits at the centre of everything we do. But today it comes at a high cost. New technologies like blockchain fundamentally change the way information flows within and between firms, promising to address issues of inconsistency and increase efficiency across the chain. Brighter still, however, are the opportunities to transform data into insights that improve decision making, aid risk management and compliance, and create new ways of adding value. The panelists discussed today’s data model, required changes and way forward.

Speakers:

Giles Elliott, Head of Business Development, Capital Markets at TCS Financial Solutions
Christopher Church, Chief Business Development Officer at Digital Asset Holding
Ruth Wandhöfer, Managing Director and Global Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy at Citi
Peter Golder, Head of Information Solutions & Analytics at Euroclear

Moderator:
Luc Vantomme, Head of Innovation Product Management at Euroclear

Watch the panel discussion.

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TCS BaNCS Annual Customer Forum 2017

FT-TCS BaNCS Financial Leaders Dinner Forum 2017