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The Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association Americas

4th Annual, Monday, November 18, 2013,
Grand Hyatt Hotel at Grand Central Station, New York, NY

Current Agenda
(as of 10/11/12)

The Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association, Americas (WMBAA) announces the tentative Program for its Third Annual Swap Execution Facility Conference.

Time Session

8:30am Welcoming Remarks,
J. Christopher Giancarlo, Conference Chair
Chairman, Wholesale Markets Brokers Association, Americas

8:50am Address:
Hon. Scott Garrett, Representative, US Congress (R-NJ5);
Vice-Chairman, House Budget Committee
Member, Committee on Financial Services; Chairman, Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises

9:15am Panel: “Swap Execution Under New Regulation”
A panel discussion by senior executives of major swaps execution platforms looking at the enormous changes in market structure that are occurring in the wake of the Dodd Frank Act.

Moderator: Will Rhode, Tabb Group

Julian Harding, Executive Director, Tradition (North America) Inc.
John Nixon, Group Executive Director Americas, ICAP Plc
Colin Heffron - President, GFI Group Inc.
George Harrington - Global Head, Fixed Income Trading, Bloomberg
Richard M. McVey - Chairman & CEO, MarketAxess
Lee Olesky - CEO and Co-founder, Tradeweb

10:10am Address:
Hon. Jim Himes, Representative, US Congress (D Conn-4);
Member, Committee on Financial Services

10:40am Coffee Break

11:00am Panel: “What about liquidity in the New Market Structure”
A discussion of the impact of pending swaps market regulatory reforms on trading liquidity and its implications for US capital markets by representatives of sell-side swaps dealers, buy side traders, futures exchanges and future Swap Execution Facilities.

Moderator: Micah Green, Partner, Patton Boggs LLP

Panel: Ted McDonald – Managing Director, DE Shaw & Company
James Hill – Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Shawn Bernardo – Senior Managing Director, Tullett Prebon
Robert Pickel – CEO, International Swaps and Derivatives Association
Spokesperson for CME Clearing
Spokesperson for swaps end-users

11:50am Panel: “View From the Press Box”
A roundtable discussion of US financial markets regulatory reform from the prospective of key journalists covering Capitol Hill, the regulatory agencies and global capital markets.

Moderator: Michael V. Dunn, former Commissioner, CFTC

Panel: Telis Demos, Wall Street Journal
Peter Madigan, Risk Magazine
Matt Leising, Bloomberg News
Tony Sayegh, FoxNews
Spokesman for The Financial Times

12:40pm Lunch Break:

1:15pm [Lunch Speaker: TBA]

2:00pm European Report” by WMBA Europe
A timely report on the state of European regulatory reform and analysis of areas of convergence and divergence from US regulation.

Alex MacDonald – CEO, Wholesale Markets Brokers Association, Europe

2:30pm Program Break-Out: The following two panels will take place simultaneously in separate rooms at the convention:

Panel A: “So you want to be a SEF: Nuts and Bolts of SEF Registration”
A detailed look at the registration, operation and compliance obligations of Swap Execution Facilities under proposed CFTC and SEC rules and procedures led by a panel of legal and compliance experts.

Moderator: Elizabeth Ritter*, Counsel to CFTC Commissioner Chilton

Panelists: Ross Pazzol, Katten Muchin Rosenman
William Nissen, Sidley Austin LLP
Matthew Kulkin, Patton Boggs
Edward Dasso, National Futures Association
Jeffrey Hogan, BGC Partners

Panel B: “SEF Tech, Technology challenges and opportunities for SEFs”
A broad based discussion by SEFs, technology providers, market utilities and market participants about existing and proposed technologies for trading platforms, data routing, trade confirmation, clearing certainty, surveillance, and Request for Quote functionality

Moderator: Hon. Scott O'Malia – Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Ron Levi – Chief Operating Officer, GFI Group
Thomas Farley – Senior VP, ICE Futures
Paul Humphrey – CEO Electronic Broking, Tullett Prebon Plc
Gil Mandelzis – Chief Executive Officer, EBS
Sonali Das Theisen – Director, Barclays Capital
Christopher Childs – Vice President, DTCC

3:15pm Coffee Break

3:30pm Keynote Address:
Hon. Bart Chilton, Commissioner, US Commodities Futures Trading Commission

4:00pm “SEFCON III Wrap-up: So, what did we learn today?”

5:30 – 7:00 pm Networking Reception

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