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Upcoming Webinar: An update on data standards and global identifiers

19 October 2023

Date: 19 October 2023
Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET
Duration: 50 minutes

Data standards and global identifiers have been parts of capital markets’ practices for many years, and more are being developed, reviewed and shaped as the industry acknowledges their role in streamlining data management, reducing risk, improving transparency, and achieving compliance.

This webinar will discuss data standards and identifiers in play, as well as those in the making. It will also consider their adoption, regulatory requirements, challenges and opportunities, and check in on best practice implementation for compliance, as well as how useful they really are to the business.

Register for the webinar to find out about:

  • The state-of-play on data standards and global identifiers
  • Regulatory requirements and voluntary adoption
  • Problems and solutions of implementation
  • Potential benefits to the business
  • Where next for data standards and identifiers?


Merlin Dowse Executive Director - Trade & Working Capital
J.P. Morgan
Vice-Chair ICC Banking Commission
Emma Kalliomaki Managing Director
ANNA and Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB)
Laura Stanley Director of Symbology
Moderator: Dessa Glasser Chair
GLEIF (Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation)

More about our speakers:

Merlin Dowse

Executive Director - Trade & Working Capital

J.P. Morgan

Merlin Dowse is an Executive Director and a Global Product Manager within the Core Trade Product team. In this capacity, Merlin leads a global team responsible for the management of digital solutions available to the clients of J.P. Morgan across the globe.

Alongside his role at J.P. Morgan, Merlin is a Vice Chair on the ICC Banking Commission where he both sponsors and chairs the Commercialisation Working Group. Merlin is also a member of the ICC Digital Standards Initiative Advisory Board and an active contributor to both BAFT and ITFA industry associations.

Emma Kalliomaki

Managing Director

ANNA and Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB)

In the past decade, Emma Kalliomaki has been an active proponent of international standards such as the ISIN, CFI and LEI. Emma currently serves as managing director of both the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and its nascent Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB). Emma’s expertise in financial data, standards and regulation have led to her involvement in a number of critical data related initiatives.

Laura Stanley

Director of Symbology


Laura is the Director of Symbology at LSEG, responsible for identifiers like SEDOL, ISIN, RIC, PermID and LEI. She has a background in operational roles and is a board member at ANNA and DBS. Laura also serves as a committee member of BSI, specialising in Security Identification and Reference Data.

Moderator: Dessa Glasser


GLEIF (Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation)

Ms. Glasser is leading the Data Strategy & Analytics Practice at FRG, a specialized consulting firm focused on data and risk, and is an Independent Board Member of Oppenheimer & Co, Inc. She has a 30-year track record of implementing innovative solutions and managing organizations in risk, data, and analytics.

Previous to her current position at FRG, Dessa was a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase. During her time there, Ms. Glasser launched the firm’s Capital Stress Testing Analytics team. Then, as its first Chief Data Officer, she built the Chief Data Office for Asset and Wealth Management. Ms. Glasser served as Deputy Director of the Office of Financial Research (US Treasury), supporting the Financial Stability Oversight Council, where she implemented a range of data and risk solutions, including assisting with the launch of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). Dessa also established the Chief Risk Office for Bunge, as its first Chief Risk Officer. In addition to this experience, she has also held senior positions at Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, IBM, and KPMG. She began her career teaching at Rutgers University.

Ms. Glasser has a B.S. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Fordham University, where she also sits on the Advisory Board for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She is a recipient of the US Treasury Exceptional Service Award and was listed as a ‘Director to Watch’ in the Directors and Boards 2019 Annual Report. She helped launch and is a Co-lead of the global Women Data Professionals Forum of the EDM Council.

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