ICMA FinTech Advisory Committee (FinAC)
In light of the pace of technological change, the ICMA Board decided in 2019 to expand the remit of the Board Sub-Group on Technology, tap into the expertise of ICMA’s broad membership, and provide guidance on ICMA’s work through the creation of the FinTech Advisory Committee (FinAC).
In line with ICMA’s mission statement to promote resilient and well-functioning international debt capital markets, the purpose of the ICMA FinTech Advisory Committee is to:
- Provide guidance on ICMA’s engagement on FinTech
- Provide transparent advice with the aim to promote straight-through-processing (STP), common and open standards for data and lifecycle events and machine-readability across primary, secondary, repo and collateral markets.
- Foster the dialogue with industry stakeholders and regulators on regulatory as well as legislative FinTech developments impacting international capital markets.
Alongside ICMA’s commitment to green, social and sustainability markets, the ICMA FinTech Advisory Committee will work to ensure engagement and advice is applicable to and supportive of the move towards more sustainable financial markets.
The ICMA FinTech Advisory Committee is currently chaired by Armin Peter, Global Head of DCM Syndicate & Head of Sustainable Banking EMEA, at UBS. Gabriel Callsen (ICMA) is acting as Secretary of the Committee.
Current composition of the ICMA FinTech Advisory Committee:
|Company||Name||Area of expertise / Involvement in ICMA committees or working groups|
|Allen & Overy LLP||Shruti Ajitsaria, Partner, Head of Fuse
(Alternate: Eleanor Ley)
|AXA Investment Managers GS Limited||Stéphane Janin, Head of Global Regulatory Development
(Alternate: Yannig Loyer, Global Head of Trading)
|ICMA Asset Management and Investors Council (AMIC) / Secondary Market Practices Committee (SMPC) and Electronic Trading Council (ETC)|
|Barclays Bank PLC||Lee Braine, Managing Director, Chief Technology Office||Technology|
|BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited||Jennie White, Vice President, Capital Markets||ICMA Asset Management and Investors Council (AMIC)|
|Commerzbank AG||Andreas Biewald, Managing Director, Treasury / Funding||ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council (ERCC) / Technology|
|Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited||Romain Dumas, Head of Government Repos and Bill trading
(Alternate: Edward Peacock)
|ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council (ERCC)|
|Danske Bank A/S||Steen Kaalund Retbøll, CIO||ICMA Financial Institution Issuer Forum (FIIF)|
||Sam Ahmed, Managing Director & COO, DBS Treasury and Markets||ICMA APAC Regional Committee
|European Stability Mechanism (ESM)||Josselin Hebert, Senior Digital Innovation Officer||ICMA Public Sector Issuer Forum (PSIF)|
|ICMA Centre, University of Reading||Richard Comotto, Senior Visiting Fellow & Senior Consultant||ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council (ERCC)|
|ING Bank N.V.||Stéphane Malrait, Head of Market Structure and Innovation, Financial Markets||ICMA Electronic Trading Council (ETC) and MiFID II/R Working Group (MWG)|
|JP Morgan||Scott Lucas, Managing Director, Head of Markets DLT||Technology|
|KBC||Chris Muyldermans, Head EU Affairs||ICMA Asset Management and Investors Council (AMIC), GBP & SBP – Members, ICMA Board, ICMA Committee of Regional Representatives (CRR), ICMA Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC), ICMA Secondary Market Practices Committee (SMPC)|
|King & Wood Mallesons||Scott Farrell, Partner||Legal|
|LCH Ltd, LSE Group Post Trade||Richard Turrell, Director, Head of Repos & Collateral Market Infrastructure||ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council (ERCC) Operations Group|
|Linklaters LLP||Michael Voisin, Partner||Legal|
|MarketAxess Europe Limited||Geoffroy Vander Linden, MarketAxess and Trax Netherlands||ICMA Market Infrastructure Advisory Group (MIAG)|
|Santander||Alejandro Martin Parilla, Fixed Income e-Commerce (Observer)||ICMA Future Leaders Committee, ICMA Future Leaders Fintech Working Group, ICMA Regional Committee Iberia|
|Siemens AG||Ursula Radeke-Pietsch, Head of Global Capital Markets||ICMA Corporate Issuer Forum (CIF)|
|Singapore Exchange, Marketnode||Rehan Ahmed, CPO (Marketnode)||APAC Regional Committee|
|SIX Digital Exchange (SDX)||Vacant|
|UBS (Chair)||Armin Peter, Global Head of Syndicate, Head of Sustainable Banking, EMEA||ICMA Primary Markets Practices Committee (PMPC)|
|Union Investment Privatfonds GmbH||Christoph Hock, Head of Multi-Asset Trading||ICMA Electronic Trading Council (ETC)|