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The REGIS-TR RoundUp is a hub for regulatory reporting news and views from your leading Trade Repository team and industry guests from across the globe. LEGAL BIT:

The REGIS-TR RoundUp is a hub for regulatory reporting news and views from your leading Trade Repository team and industry guests from across the globe. LEGAL BIT:


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The REGIS-TR RoundUp is a hub for regulatory reporting news and views from your leading Trade Repository team and industry guests from across the globe. LEGAL BIT:






S7E3: Client Relationship Management Special with Chris Mason & Maria Denise Cane

This week we focus on the role of Relationship Managers, with Chris Mason (REGIS-TR UK) and Maria Denise Cane (REGIS-TR S.A.), who discuss the challenges of supporting market participants through an unprecedented era of change from SFTR and Brexit to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join them with hosts Andrew Keith Walker, Nick Bruce and Laura Rodriguez as we explore the essential client service offering of Europe's largest trade repository.


S7E2: Reporting Expert Ron Finberg on REFIT Readiness, Resilience and Digital Compliance

This week our special guest is Ron Finberg (Director, Regulatory Reporting @ S&P), in conversation with Nick Bruce and John Kernan about the readiness of market participants for EMIR REFIT, potential Brexit Divergence, and the future of digital compliance. We also discuss S&P's UTI Connect tool for EMIR, consider the long term impact of other new regulations like DORA and talk about the need for greater digital resilience and digital maturity in the regulatory reporting space.


S7E1: NEW SEASON - Regulatory Checkup for the TR Marketplace with Kevin Demeyer

In this very special Season 7 premier, we are joined by an old friend of the RoundUp, Kevin Demeyer - Dirctor at Deloitte and former co-Chair of the ALFI working group on SFTR - an acknowledged expert of regulatory reporting regimes and data quality, and prominent member of the Luxembourg RegTech community. We set-up Season 7 of the show with Kevin, and perform a mini health check on the state of Regtech, the TR community and Market Participants as they face an era of unprecedented...


S6E7: 2 Years of the RoundUp with Seb Malik (Market FinReg)

In this very special feature length episode we look back at the last 2 years of the REGIS-TR RoundUp and consider the big stories that have dominated the TR news - SFTR, Brexit, MiFID II, EMIR REFIT and ESG - plus of course the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Join our special guest Seb Malik (Head of Financial Law at Market FinReg, author of MiFID II a survival guide) as he gives us his expert insight into what went well, what went as expected... and what didn't. Plus we consider the...


S6E6: Live Reports from the Trade & Transaction Reporting Summit 2022

This week our Head of Business Development Nick Bruce, and CEO of REGIS-TR UK John Kernan recorded a set of live interviews at the 2022 Informa Connect Trade & Transaction Reporting Summit in London. They get the latest views on the current market outlook for derivatives reporting in the face of EMIR Refit, UMR Phase 6, and the current market instabilities facing the EU, with expert insights and opinions from some friends and partners across the industry. Featuring: Tim Hartley, Director...


S6E5: International Women's Day Special with Women in Securities Finance

To celebrate International Women's Day 2022, Barbara Ruiz Alonso and Laura Rodriguez host a lively round-table discussion with the founders of Women in Securities Finance. WISF is a global industry organisation was set up as a community to foster connections and promote the advancement of women in the securities finance industry - founded by Elaina Kim Benfield (Assistant General Council @ Vanguard), Jill Rathgeber (Director in the Product and Strategy Group @ BNY Mellon), and Arianne...


S6E4: TR Round Table Tech Talk - Roadmap 2022

In this show our Head of IT, Rocio Peña, Head of Product Management Silvia Morales and Head of Project Management Angel Del Rio, discuss the plan for Regis-TR and their clients in 2022. We discuss the move from the Deutsche Börse to the SIX Group, the preparations for EMIR Refit, and also the ESMA 2022 Roadmap and the implications it has for systems and flexible project management as the huge scale of EMIR and UMR changes cause disruption for market participants.


S6E3: Exploring the New DORA Cyber Security Act

This week Mari-Carmen Mochon - our Incident & Business Continuity Manager - discusses the issues that market participants will face when the new Digital Operations Resilience Act passes into EU Law. We also consider the bigger issues of divergence between UK and EU standards for cyber security, plus the potential disruption from geo-political issues around the borders of the EU, as well as the risks of DDOS attacks on digital infrastructure.


S6E2: Ian Taylor (Crypto UK) on Regulating Crypto Assets in the UK, EU and Global Markets

Join us for an in-depth chat with Executive Director of Crypto UK - the trade body that is informing government policy and lobbying for more effective regulation of crypto assets in the UK. In this show we explore the scope of crypto regulation initiatives, define the assets that qualify for regulation, and talk about the impact for market participants who want to increase their exposure to cryptocurrencies, tokens, stable coins, ETFs and NFTs. Plus we consider the huge business opportunity...


S6E1: Advice for EMIR REFIT with Tim Hartley, EMIR Director at Kaizen - The Biggest Reporting Challenge of 2022

Welcome to Season 6 of the RoundUp! In our new, longer format bi-weekly shows we are going in-depth with senior industry leaders, experts and market participants to cover off the big stories and major events facing Fintech firms, Regtech innovators and the Trade Repository ecosystem. This week, Tim Hartley (Director of EMIR Reporting at Kaizen) joins us to look at the challenges ahead in 2022 to meet the scale and complexity of changes coming in EMIR REFIT.


2021 Christmas Special: Inside the ISLA Common Domain Model with David Shone & Adrian Dale

In this special Christmas show we have a flying visit with the RoundUp team to hear how they will be spending Christmas before moving onto the main feature, a discussion that was held at the REGIS-TR S.A. client event in November with ISLA's David Shone (Dir. Market Infrastructure & Technology) and Adrian Dale (Head of Regulation and Market Practice). REGIS-TR UK CEO, and RoundUp regular John Kernan goes in-depth with the CDM, machine-executable reporting and ISO20022 with our experts,...


S5E11: Season Finale with Jesus Benito, CEO Iberclear

In this last interview show of Season 5, we catch-up with Jesus Benito, Vice Chairman of REGIS-TR and CEO of Iberclear, to talk about the future of the TR Industry, the CSD industry and market infrastructure moving into 2022. We're looking at the impact of EMIR, CSDR, UMR and new technologies in the Regtech space. Plus we're celebrating our own good news as The REGIS-TR RoundUp becomes the top Apple Business News podcast in Luxembourg.


S5E10: Donal Gallagher (Acadia) on Risk, Data Quality, Connectivity & Optimisation

This week we are joined by Donal Gallagher, President of Quaternion Expert Services (Acadia) who discusses the role of technology in all aspects of risk management in derivatives from collateral management to regulatory reporting. We discuss the need for new market participants under UMR to increase their connectivity and optimise their operations within networks of counterparties, and use interoperable data standards like the ISLA CDM and Acadia's ORE XML (open-source risk engine) to...


S5E9: Roy Zimmerhansl on ESG Securities Lending, Green Repo, Short Selling and Greenwashing

This week we have an in-depth discussion with industry expert, consultant and podcaster Roy Zimmerhansl of Pierpoint Financial Consulting (and formerly HSBC's Global Head of Securities Lending). With Nick Bruce (Head of Business Development) and Laura Rodriguez (Head of Institutional Relations) Roy discusses the issues that are shaping the green securities industry and ESG securities, covering topics from green collateral management through to green triparty securities lending and new...


S5E8: EMIR REFIT & UK REFIT Special with Ron Finberg (IHS Markit) & Silvia Pelcova

This week we're talking about the big issues that were raised at our EMIR Refit Q&A webinar on Wednesday 3rd November. Our guests are Ron Finberg (Director of Regulatory Reporting products at Cappitech by IHS Markit) and Silvia Pelcova, one of our relationship managers. They're reporting back on the mood of the market participants and their concerns over timings, reporting changes to the taxonomies of fields and new fields, plus how to deal with the complexities of back reporting trades that...


S5E7: Mental Health and Returning to Work Special with Dr. Lulu Preston & Catherine Henrotte

This week our special guests are clinical psychologist Dr. Lulu Preston and work-life integration coach Catherine Henrotte. We're discussing the way our brains work and respond to difficult situations and disruption, brain hacks for dealing with the challenges of returning to work, plus preview Dr. Lulu's talk at the upcoming Regis-TR client event on November 10th. Catherine Henrotte also delivers some useful work-life coaching for planning your day to be more productive and feeling more...


S5E6: The Compliance and Divergence Issues for UK REFIT

This week it's a UK TR special taking an in-depth look at how the FCA is on-shoring and consulting on UK EMIR REFIT. We go under the hood of this major undertaking with CEO of Regis-TR UK, John Kernan, Chief Compliance Officer UK Matthew Hill, UK Managing Director and acting COO David Retana and Institutional Relations Manager for EU and UK Laura Rodriguez. We're discussing the recent FCA survey and forthcoming consultation paper, plus the data quality issues, QA, compliance and timeline...


S5E5: Regtech and Big Data with BME Inntech

This week we're joined by Francisco Fernandez (Product and Business Development, Regtech) and Karim Recz (Regtech Products Manager) from BME Inntech to discuss the role Big Data analysis plays in optimising market participants' operations and business performance. Plus we're joined by the virtual studio crew to talk about the importance of improving data quality to both regulators and market participants alike.


S5E4: REFIT Check-Up with Silvia Morales & Irene Mermigidis

This week we go in-depth on the current state of preparation for EMIR REFIT, and how both market participants and the TR industry are readying themselves for the next wave of regulatory change, plus the changes to SFTR coming as well. Expert insights from Silvia Morales Ivorra (Head of Product Management) and Irene Mermigidis, MD and GEM. Plus our Institutional Relations Manager Laura Rodriguez gives an update on the ESMA work plan for 2022, plus the usual round-up of news and views from...


S5E3: ESG Special with Viola Lutz - Head of Climate Solutions at ISS ESG

In a very special in-depth episode, Viola Lutz, Head of Climate Solutions at ISS ESG and one of Forbes 30 under 30 financial influencers talks about the current state of ESG within the markets and the reporting implications. Viola has overseen the screening of over $3.3tril of ESG assets for institutional investors, and is a recognised expert on ESG and its impact on securities lending, green collateral, data quality and the way different reporting regimes and jurisdictions are influencing...