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The ‘Cash & Collateral Management’ congress will take place next month. The congress gives participants insight into the latest trends and developments in the field of central clearing, tips on how they can guard against the impact of new regulations such as EMIR and Basel IV, and the possibility to network with colleagues and experts. Representatives from, among others, Synechron Business Consulting and Varrlyn, both partners of the event, will make a substantive contribution.
The ‘Cash & Collateral Management’ conference is an initiative of IIR, a knowledge and network organization that offers conferences and training courses. Target group of the Cash & Collateral Management congress are professionals / organizations such as: Head of Legal / Legal Counsel, Investment managers, Treasury, Risk Management, Collateral / Cash Management, portfolio manager, Board of Directors and Pension Fund Board.
During a one-day congress at the Artemis Hotel, Amsterdam on 15 December, professionals from the target group can come into contact with industry peers and experts and jointly come up with new solutions to their liquidity problems. After the event, which is full of presentations from inspirational speakers and various workshops and cases, the participants know how to optimally shape central clearing within their own organization.

Joris Hillebrand en Martin Defauwes

The event has an extensive program in which various themes will be discussed, varying from, for example, the impact of financial legislation and regulations such as MiFID II, BASEL IV and EMIR *, to the impact of BASEL IV on the Cash & Collateral Management of organizations. Other sessions are for example: ‘The impact of the price difference between cleared / uncleared transactions’; ‘Cash too short: which scenarios are a solution?’; ‘The new EMIR-compliant collateral contracts for derivatives’; and ‘The most important implications and dilemmas surrounding EMIR’.

Substantive contributions
The Cash & Collateral conference is made possible by five partners, including law firm Simmons & Simmons, KAS BANK and asset manager Robeco. Two players in the consultancy sector are also connected as partners: ‘global consulting & technology’ organization Synechron and Varrlyn, a niche consultancy firm that offers project-related services within the Financial Services domain and specializes in Treasury. A representative of both companies will also make a substantive contribution to the program.
For example, Joris Hillebrand, director of Synechron Business Consulting – Synechron’s consulting practice – will act as day chairman and, during the opening of the congress, will take the visitors into the main themes surrounding Cash & Collateral Management. Martin Defauwes, director of Varrlyn, provides an interactive workshop during the congress on practical solutions for central clearing.

* The purpose of MiFID II (the revised version of the MiFID – Markets in the Financial Instruments Directive) is to make the European financial markets more efficient and transparent and to increase the protection of investors. EMIR (European Market Infrastructure Regulation) was implemented at the initiative of the European Commission to make the trade in Over The Counter (OTC) derivatives more transparent and safer. Financial institutions have a reporting obligation under the EMIR regulation.

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