2017 Programme

/2017 Programme
2017 Programme 2017-09-14T10:24:48+00:00

The Programme

8:30 Registration and early morning refreshments
8:55 Welcome and opening remarks Mr Christo Luűs
Chairman, SAIFM
9:00 Opening keynote address:
Value creation in a sustainable manner
Prof Mervyn King
Chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and Chairman of the King Committee on Corporate Governance
11:00 Mid-morning refreshments and networking
11:15 Introduction to macroprudential policy and instruments of the SA Reserve Bank designed to respond to systemic vulnerabilities arising from the financial or non-financial sector. Dr Hendrik Nel
Head of the Financial Stability Department, SA Reserve Bank
11:50 Panel discussion:
Governance in the public sector has become critically important specifically with regard to large scale programmes and projects. The session will evaluate what can be done to ensure better outcomes and the role proper governance and oversight could play.
  1. Moderator: Mr Christo Luűs
    Chairman, SAIFM
  2. Mr Colin Shepherd
    Executive Director, Sinclair Capital Advisors
  3. Mr Peter Oldacre
    Founder and CEO, Graysmaker Africa Advisory (Pty) Ltd
  4. Ms Ingrid Goodspeed
    Governor, SAIFM
12:30 Lunch and networking
13:15 MiFID II and MiFIR implementation:
What will the second directive and regulations mean for South African financial market practitioners and market participants in terms of best execution and unbundling research?
Mr Quinten Bertenshaw
Director, ETM Analytics
13:50 Blockchain:
Regulators are faced with one of their biggest challenges to date: to balance technological innovations with investor protection and stability. How can regulators oversee the market in such rapidly changing times as the advances in blockchain technology unfold? This session will demonstrate case studies from around the world of the various regulatory approaches.
Ms Tanya Knowles
Executive Director: Fractal Solutions, Strate
14:25 Mid-afternoon tea and networking
14:40 Panel discussion:
Compliance with regulation of cross-border transactions: what are the challenges and pitfalls that financial market practitioners would face?
  1. Moderator: Mr Eugene van Rensburg
    Head of Integrated Wealth, Iress Ltd SA
  2. Ms Vivienne O’Hare
    Head of Compliance, Credit Suisse, South Africa
  3. Mr Solly Keetse
    Head of Department: Market Abuse, FSB
  4. Mr Deon Harmse
    Director, Moonstone Compliance
15:15 Closing remarks and close of the conference Mr Adam Reeves
Head Fund Manager, WWC Asset Management



SAIFM has the right to change the programme and venue if deemed necessary.