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Recorded Webinar: MiFID II – How prepared are we?

17 May 2017

With the compliance deadline for Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) just over six months away on 3 January 2018, how ready are market practitioners to meet the challenges and obligations of the regulation? This webinar will identify outstanding challenges and how they can be approached, discuss how practitioners are sourcing required – and sometimes difficult to source – data and services, and consider what workflows, processes and best practices need to be implemented in the run up to compliance.

Listen to the webinar to find out about:

  • Outstanding challenges
  • Data and service sourcing
  • Approaches to compliance
  • Implementation priorities
  • Best practice for MiFID II


Gaurav Bansal Founder
Regulatory Consultant Tier 1 Banks
Rinesh Patel Global Head of Financial Services
Mark Blakey CTO
Misato Systems
Joseph Turso Vice President
SmartStream RDU
Moderator: Sarah Underwood Editor
A-Team Group

More about our speakers:

Gaurav Bansal



Gaurav is the founding partner at RCloud. He is a Transformation expert, specialising in Risk and Regulatory Change. Over the years, he has successfully led and delivered large scale change programmes, managing annual budgets of up to 30 MN dollars, for industry leading organisations such as Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse & Fidelity. He is an expert at designing Target Operating Model for various business functions such as Market Risk, Operational Risk, Finance, Front Office, Trading and Investment Research.

Rinesh Patel

Global Head of Financial Services


Rinesh Patel is the Global Head of Financial Service at Snowflake where he is responsible for developing the financial service value proposition and supporting our customers’ transition to cloud.  Rinesh has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years in a variety of banking, consulting and business leadership roles.

Mark Blakey


Misato Systems

As principal architect at First Telecom, Mark built a ground-breaking real-time billing system handling large scale data serving millions of clients using prepaid phone cards for public pay phones.

For several years, Mark was Product Manager developing data management systems for the largest financial institutions. As Misato CTO, Mark has applied his years of experience to simplify the logistics of managing data using internet-scale technologies for consumption-led self-service data usage.

Joseph Turso

Vice President

SmartStream RDU

Joseph Turso is Vice President of Product Management for the SmartStream Reference Data Utility responsible for developing data utility solutions for the financial industry. He has over 25 years of experience in Securities Reference Data supporting and implementing data solutions for buy side and investment banks. Prior to joining SmartStream in 2013, he was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley for 18 years. For most of this tenure he worked in the Enterprise Data Group with roles in Program Management, Business Analysis, Data Operations and Market Data Sourcing. He was also a Director in the Enterprise Data group at Bank of America / Merrill Lynch managing their securities and pricing data. He was also a Director in the Data Management Group at Citadel LLC.

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