Attendees were treated to a panel session with experts on this complex asset drawn from Ernst & Young, Omgeo and the Head of Derivatives Product at Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), who were able to freely discuss (due to Chatham House Rules) the implications of regulation, market evolution and continued innovation in the ever-changing derivatives industry. The audience also got an update on ISITC Europe activity in the coming months and a tantalising glimpse of what’s happening with LEI (Legal Entity Identifier – a universal standard for identifying all parties to financial contracts).
Having recently extended our relationship with ISITC Europe, Drilling Down on Derivatives provided a perfect opportunity to generate some great press coverage around the event and extend the invite beyond the membership community to key members of the media.
With such a hard-hitting topic on the bill, the event helped all those in attendance to cut through the complexity and make sense of the developments around derivatives, as well as prompting some lively debate when questions were opened to the floor.
Concluding with a drinks reception, Drilling Down on Derivatives allowed the Aspectus team to catch-up with both panel contributors and ISITC Europe members and we look forward to working on their next event, which is the AGM taking place in November.