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Recorded Webinar: To be MiFID II or not to be? Approaches for 2018 and who is ready?

30 November 2017

Don’t miss this opportunity to view the recording of this recently held webinar.

A candid review of the state of the market, which countries will transpose Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) on time and who will be ready to meet the compliance deadline of 3 January 2018? The webinar will provide valuable insights into how customers are addressing the challenges of MiFID II and what more needs to be done to get firms over the finishing line.

Join the webinar to find out about:

  • Whether implementation will be on time
  • Which countries are ahead and why?
  • What sectors are ready or will soon be ready
  • How 2018 will look and what changes can we expect
  • What firms should focus on now for 2018


Moderator: Sarah Underwood, Editor,
A-Team Group

Beate Born, Global MifID II Trading Project Lead, UBS

James Roberts, Director, European Public Policy,
International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA)

John Mason, Global Head, Regulatory & Market Structure Propositions, Financial & Risk Division, Thomson Reuters

Peter Moss, CEO, The SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU)

More About Our Speakers:

Beate Born
Global MifID II Trading Project Lead

Beate Born, leads the global MiFID II Trading project across UBS Wealth Management. She has 12 years’ experience in the financial services industry in Switzerland, Europe and Asia with a focus on regulatory implementation. Amongst others, Beate worked as a consultant for Malik Management Zentrum St. Gallen, had her own regulatory implementation practice and is now deputy team head in Business Risk & Regulatory Management at UBS. Degrees include an MBA from Clark University, a DESS from the Sorbonne and an executive diploma from the Swiss Finance Institute.

James Roberts
Director, European Public Policy
International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA)

James Roberts joined ISDA as a Director in European Public Policy in 2016. Prior to joining ISDA, Mr. Roberts spent over 5 years working in policy roles at the UK Financial Conduct Authority and its predecessor organisation, the Financial Services Authority. Initially focussed on prudential regulation such as CRD IV and BRRD, as well as the EBA review of the prudential requirements for investment firms, after 4 years Mr. Roberts moved to work on MiFID II and EMIR, sitting on various ESMA taskforces.

Mr. Roberts holds a BA from the University of Warwick, and an MSc from the University of Oxford.

John Mason
Global Head, Regulatory & Market Structure Propositions,
Financial & Risk Division
Thomson Reuters

John Mason is the Global Head of Regulatory and Market Structure Propositions at Thomson Reuters.

In this role, John and his team are responsible for ensuring that Thomson Reuters is effectively addressing the industry’s regulatory challenges – of which MiFID is a particular focus area – and developing solutions across the entire product range to meet the evolving requirements of the financial market participants.

Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Mason ran the European Enterprise Solutions for Bloomberg and was also their Global Head of Regulatory Reporting. Before joining Bloomberg Mason was the Chief Operating Officer for Core One Technologies prior to its sale to Markit.

Peter Moss
The SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU)

Peter Moss, CEO of The SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU); in partnership with Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley.

Peter joined the company in August 2016 following 25 years at Thomson Reuters. During his time at Thomson Reuters he established the Thomson Reuters Enterprise business, lead the integration of the Thomson Financial and Reuters businesses, ran data and technology operations as CTO and most recently lead the Financial Division, a global $6bn revenue business.

Peter graduated from Bristol University with honours in Mathematics and Computer Science.


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