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GFMA and its regional members, AFME, ASIFMA and SIFMA, organize dozens of events around the world every year, bringing together stakeholders from the industry, governments, regulators and other interested parties to discuss the advancement of capital markets in each region.

Events

Upcoming Events

• European Capital Markets Technology and Innovation Virtual Series

16-19 November 2020, Virtual

AFME is pleased to announce that we are now holding five one hour virtual series in November. The virtual series will bring together over 300+ senior market professionals from Europe’s leading financial institutions, to discuss the broad range of priorities for firms and policymakers in technology and operations. AFME's virtual series will assess the current state of firms in the context of COVID-19 and the progress being made to identify specific actions, short term and long term, to advance technology and operations transformation at scale. Recent regulation and an increased focus on digitisation and resilience and are now vital considerations as part of this transformation.

Events

Past Events

15th Annual European Leveraged Finance Virtual Conference

20-21 October 2020, Virtual

For 15 years, AFME’s European Leveraged Finance Conference (formerly known as the High Yield Conference) has brought together the leading names in European high yield and loan markets to network and debate. We are pleased to announce that this year we have extended our 2-day virtual program to include more discussions of matters related to leveraged loans, to reflect the increasing interaction between the European high-yield bond and leveraged loan markets.

SIFMA Annual Meeting

19-20 October 2020, Virtual

SIFMA’s Annual Meeting gathers the most influential voices shaping today’s capital markets. Through candid one-on-one conversations and expert panel discussions, we assess challenges and gain insights into opportunities ahead.

Global Tax Reporting Symposium

7-8 October 2020, Virtual

The 2020 Virtual Global Tax Reporting Symposium will bring together industry and government experts to discuss the complex and evolving tax compliance regimes financial services firms are facing today and the impact of these regimes on firms in the global marketplace.

4th Annual European Compliance and Legal Virtual Conference

7-9 October 2020, Virtual

AFME’s 4th Annual European Compliance and Legal Virtual Conference takes place on 7-9 October 2020. This year’s programme includes sessions on key topics such as the MIFID review, what compliance officers need to know about Sustainable Finance, Conduct Supervision, Market Abuse and Financial Crime and an opportunity to hear what regulatory changes could be in the pipeline from policy makers.

13th Annual European Post Trade Virtual Conference

28-29 September 2020, Virtual

AFME’s 13th Annual European Post Trade Virtual Conference will take place from the 28 - 29 September 2020. This virtual conference features a strategic agenda titled ‘Navigating the future’ and offers an opportunity for market participants, policymakers, and regulators to discuss current issues affecting European financial markets, in particular post-trade. Our programme includes sessions on key themes such as the CSDR Settlement Discipline, ECB Infrastructure Projects, SRD II and, a discussion about new technologies and when we will see a transformative impact.buy and sell side, regulators, policymakers, central banks and industry service providers.

Listed Options Symposium

24 September 2020

Each year, SIFMA's Listed Options Symposium gathers sell-side, buy-side, exchange and regulatory leaders to discuss the state of the options industry, market structure and the investor sentiment in the listed options markets. Join us on Thursday, September 24 from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm EST for this industry discussion - which is going virtual in 2020.

Equity Market Structure Conference

17 September 2020, Virtual

The SIFMA Equity Market Structure Conference is going virtual! Join us on Thursday, September 17 from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm EST to hear from sell-side, buy-side, and retail experts as well as regulators on the equity markets and how to enhance fairness, stability and transparency in the U.S. stock market.

LIBOR – Preparing for Alternative Reference Rates

16 September 2020, Virtual

On Wednesday, September 16 at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT, this webinar will discuss how operations professionals need to prepare for the transition to alternative reference rates, which may come as soon as the end of 2021.

AFME Global ABS Virtual 2020

15 September-17 July 2020, Virtual

AFME and IMN are excited to announce that Global ABS 2020 will take place as a virtual event this 15-17 September. The virtual event will provide the same valuable and timely programme content you've come to expect from our annual in-person gathering, as well as opportunities to network with thousands of industry peers, schedule private 1:1 meetings and much more.

Unleash Innovation: the new secure, compliant era on the cloud

10 August 2020, Virtual

During this digital workshop on Monday, August 10, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT, hosted by IBM, learn how to enable faster innovation and greater agility in the cloud while remaining secure and compliant. SIFMA's Digital Workshops for Ops Professionals feature a series of conversations with leading service providers on the most pertinent issues for today's capital markets and the tools available to firms.

Accounting, Reporting and Internal Controls Update

30 July 2020, Virtual

This update will provide an overview and perspectives on the accounting and related regulatory matters that the securities industry is facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us on Thursday, July 30 from 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. EDT, for this topical live discussion.

Internal Investigations: A Simulation

29 July 2020, Virtual

Handling an internal investigation? Join your peers and hear from in house and outside counsel perspectives during SIFMA’s Webinar, hosted by the SIFMA C&L Society, on Wednesday, July 29th from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT.

Mobilizing Your Operations and Service Workforce During a Crisis

29 July 2020

During this digital workshop on Wednesday, July 29 at 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT, hosted by Fidelity, learn what you can do to sustain your business in times of uncertainty and crisis, and position your firm for future growth. SIFMA's Digital Workshops for Ops Professionals feature a series of conversations with leading service providers on the most pertinent issues for today's capital markets and the tools available to firms.

ASIFMA Virtual Event: IBOR Transition in Asia Pacific

23 July 2020, Virtual

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has led the way in highlighting the risk LIBOR poses to financial stability and calling for its reform. It has recently published a report to be delivered to the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on the remaining challenges to benchmark transition. Mr Arthur Yuen, Deputy Chief Executive of HKMA, is the lead drafter of the FSB report and will discuss with us its findings. We will also hear from ASIFMA about the recently published LIBOR Transition Guide for Asia , which is designed to help regional financial institutions embark on their LIBOR transition exercise, as well as receive Asia-focused product updates on IBOR transition as it relates to derivatives, bonds and loans by ISDA, ICMA and APLMA respectively.

SIFMA C&L Virtual Forum

23-24 July 2020, Virtual

Whether working from home or your office, join your fellow compliance and legal professionals for two days of live and on-demand content at SIFMA’s C&L Virtual Forum. Hosted by the SIFMA C&L Society, hear industry leaders’ perspectives on the current regulatory and enforcement environments, lessons learned thus far, and much more.

Everyday Legal Ethical Issues

22 July 2020, Virtual

Hear directly from industry leaders on the latest ethical issues impacting the compliance and legal sectors during SIFMA’s Webinar, hosted by the SIFMA C&L Society. Join us Wednesday, July 22nd from 1:00 – 2:30PM EDT to examine: avoiding ethical traps in internal investigations; navigating common interests and multi-party representations; and much more.

SIFMA's 42nd Annual Private Client Conference

13-15 May 2020, Aventura, FL

SIFMA's Private Client Conference brings together leaders from across private wealth management to examine the most topical issues facing the business. Join us for a comprehensive program focusing on financial advice amidst rapidly changing technology, regulations, and investor demographics.

SIFMA Operations Conference & Exhibition

21-24 April 2020, San Diego, CA

As the industry continues to evolve in response to policy, risk, technology and regulatory changes, the Operations Conference & Exhibition delves into the dynamic and complex environment that is reshaping operations, the customer experience and market requirements.

GFMA LEI Webinar

2 April 2020, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

This complimentary GFMA webinar will provide the status of ongoing Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) projects and policy matters. Join us to stay up-to-date with the latest LEI developments and gain insight from featured speakers including: Robin Doyle, Managing Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs, J.P. Morgan; Stephan Wolf, Chief Executive Officer, Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF)

ASIFMA Tech and Ops Conference 2020: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions

17-18 March 2020, Singapore

This flagship annual event in Asia for technology and operations is “designed by the industry for the industry” where the industry (sell-side, buy-side, regulators, law firms, consultants and media) come together once a year to meet and discuss important issues impacting this area. The conference identifies key tech & ops related shared challenges that the industry is facing and brings market participants together to help solve these.

SIFMA C&L Annual Seminar

15-18 March 2020, Orlando, FL

The C&L Annual Seminar provides compliance and legal professionals with a unique opportunity to hear from industry leaders and regulators over a three-day program, and to share information, collaborate and network.

SIFMA's Insurance-& Risk-Linked Securities Conference

1-3 March 2020, Miami, FL

Each year, the SIFMA Insurance- and Risk-Linked Securities (IRLS) Conference brings together thought leaders and subject matter experts for a robust industry discussion on the numerous factors that are reshaping the ILS markets and driving further growth.

AFME's 11th Annual Spanish Capital Markets Conference, in collaboration with AEB

13 February 2020, Novotel Madrid Centre, Calle de O'Donnell, 53, 28009, Madrid, Spain

For the last ten years, AFME’s Annual Spanish Capital Markets Conference has been designed by our members to address the most pressing issues and trends affecting the Spanish capital markets. The programme, with keynote presentations, debate and networking, brings together senior industry stakeholders from across Europe to discuss key markets areas for funding growth in Spain.

SIFMA's Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference

5-6 February 2020, New York, NY

SIFMA’s Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference brings together leaders from the securities industry, regulatory agencies and law enforcement to discuss the latest developments and priorities in the AML and financial crime space. Throughout the two-day program, attendees will hear directly from the industry’s regulators; participate in closed-door sessions; and network with policymakers and peer compliance professionals.

SIFMA's Corporate Actions Tax Seminar

13 December 2019, New York, NY or Webinar

The Corporate Actions Tax Seminar is an annual event that features industry leaders discussing the latest regulatory requirements and challenges in the tax compliance and corporate actions space. This half-day program includes interactive panel discussions with speakers from accounting firms, broker dealers, and industry clearing and vendor providers. Network with peers and receive the latest updates on Corporate Actions and Tax Requirements across the financial markets.

AFME's Rome Investment Forum 2019, in cooperation with FeBAF

9-10 December 2019, Scuderie di Palazzo Altieri, Via di Santo Stefano del Cacco, 1, 00186, Rome, Italy

The Rome Investment Forum 2019 is an annual international conference which focuses on investments as a long-term driver of development and economic growth organised by the Italian Banking Insurance and Finance Federation (FeBAF) in cooperation with the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME). The 2019 edition will be held in Rome on 9th and 10th December 2019.

AFME's 7th Annual Covered Bonds Market Conference, in cooperation with vdp

29 November 2019, Regent Hotel Charlottenstraße, 49 10117 Berlin Germany

AFME and vdp’s 7th Annual Covered Bonds Market Conference brings together senior stakeholders from the European covered bonds and fixed income industry to network and debate the latest issues and trends influencing this key European market.

ASIFMA’s 9th China Capital Markets Conference

29 November 2019, Hong Kong

This conference brings together significant regulators, sell side, buy side, issuers, treasurers and industry influencers to discuss key China capital market developments including the effort to develop deep and liquid inbound and outbound markets.

AFME’s 3rd Annual European Compliance and Legal Conference 

2 October-4 May 2019, The Westin Paris – Vendôme, Paris 

AFME’s 3rd Annual European Compliance and Legal Conference takes place on 2-4 October 2019 in Paris. It will bring together a high-level audience to engage with leading industry experts and discuss key issues shaping the legal and compliance functions in the European financial sector. Individuals will hear from the regulators on the latest developments, network with senior legal and compliance officers and discover how their peers and clients are navigating the new market landscape. This event is designed for European legal and compliance professionals, the programme has been created by AFME members, regulators and our sponsors. 

AFME’s 12th Annual European Post Trade Conference

8 May 2019, Fenchurch Street, London

Now in its twelfth year, the Conference is the leading event for the European clearing and settlements industry. The programme is designed by the AFME Post Trade Board and the is attended by over 200 senior market professionals representing; European buy and sell side, regulators, policymakers, central banks and industry service providers. This years’ agenda will cover key issues including the impact of Brexit on European post trade, the regulatory outlook including CMU, EPTF and CSDR and the developments in distributed ledger technology.

GFMA LEI Webinar

6 March 2019, 7.45AM – 9.00AM ET

This complimentary GFMA webinar will provide the status of ongoing Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) projects and policy matters.

GFMA-ASIFMA Green Finance Conference

5-6 June 2018, Marina Mandarin Hotel Singapore

Co-organized by GFMA and ASIFMA, this 2-day conference will highlight the key role the financial services industry must play in the transition to sustainable development, including the mainstreaming of green securities and how enthusiasm for such financial instruments has grown among investors.

GFMA LEI Webinar

18 April 2018, 7:45 am - 9:00 am

This complimentary GFMA webinar, the latest in a series of updates on the global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) system, will provide the status of ongoing LEI projects as well as those on the near horizon.

GFMA, GLEIF and Thomson Reuters' LEI Webinar

27 April 2017

This Webinar brought attendees up-to-date on the continued expansion of the Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) System and help ensure firms are ready to comply with rapidly-approaching regulatory mandates. It is important that investment firms understand the uses and benefits of the LEI. In addition, firms must be aware of requirements to be introduced with the implementation of MiFID II / MiFIR in Europe that will significantly impact Asian counterparties.