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What next for Libor – and for reference rates?

The CSFI is an independent forum where financial services professionals and observers can share ideas about the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. They are holding a  discussion panel on Wednesday, 12 June on LIBOR and have put together a panel to discuss the issue:  

  • Philip Stafford is the editor of FT Trading Room at the Financial Times, leading the paper’s coverage on exchanges, trading and clearing. He has written extensively on the issues around Libor
  • David Clark is the chairman of EVIA, the European Venues & Intermediaries Association. He is a member of the BofE’s FX Joint Standing Committee and the Sonia Advisory Committee, and a NED of Thomson Reuter’s Benchmark Services. He is also a member of the ICE Benchmark Administration Libor and IceSwap oversight committees
  • Rick Sandilands is the senior counsel, Europe for ISDA, specializing in capital markets and regulatory compliance. He represents ISDA on the Sterling and European Risk-Free Rate Working Groups. From 2001 to 2009, he was the senior lawyer for structured rates, FX and commodities at Lehman Bros – and then, from 2011 to 2015, led a team of lawyers settling prime brokerage and capital markets claims after the firm collapsed
  • Serge Gwynne is a partner in the corporate and institutional banking practice at Oliver Wyman, and one of the leaders of the firm’s Libor transition platform. He is also the author of a report on “Changing the World’s Most Important Number”
  • Patrick Donegan is a partner in CMS’s banking and finance group, focusing on leveraged and structured financings and complex restructurings
  • Vivek Agarwal is a partner in Wipro’s securities and capital markets consulting group. His responsibilities include Libor to ARR transition, and he led the construction of an artificial intelligence tool for review of Libor language in financial contracts.

Andrew Hilton, Director, CSFI on their website says. “If you (or a colleague) would like to join us, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing or by calling the Centre on 0207 621 1056. As usual, there will be wine and sandwiches to dull the pain.”

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