Keynote Address: The Future Role of Exchanges in the Regulatory Environment and Changes in Products and Markets

Ms. Valdene Reddy, Director of Capital Markets at the JSE, shared her insights during the keynote address, exploring the evolving role of exchanges within the regulatory landscape. Her presentation focused on the dynamic changes affecting products and markets, offering a glimpse into the future direction of the financial industry.

 

Crypto Assets as a Financial Product

In the session on crypto assets as financial products, Ms. Ingrid Goodspeed, an independent consultant, offered her expertise in navigating the complex realm of cryptocurrency within the financial context. Her presentation delved into the challenges and opportunities posed by this innovative field.

 

Regulation and Margining of OTC Derivatives (Recording)

Ms. Melissa van der Merwe, Founder of DeriviDoc CC, lent her insights to the regulation and margining of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. Though presented in a recording, her expertise added depth to the understanding of derivatives’ regulatory landscape.

 

ESG – Investment Decisions, Benchmarking, and Regulation (Panel Discussion)

Chaired by Dr. Steven Msomi, CEO of Kabusha Advisory, this panel discussion brought together distinguished experts:

 

Mr. Milton Segal, Executive Director: Standards, SAICA

Mr. Mike Adsett, Chief Investment Officer, Momentum Investments

The dialogue centered on the nexus between Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors and investment decisions, benchmarking, and regulatory considerations.

 

Top of Mind Risks for the Financial Sector

Mr. Faizel Jeena and Mr. Patrick Bracher offered their insights into the paramount risks confronting the financial sector, unveiling challenges and opportunities inherent in today’s swiftly evolving landscape.  Both speakers gave great insight specifically into the risks that are not receiving sufficient attention.

 

Industry Ideas for Exchange Services Needs (Panel Discussion)

Chaired by Mr. Adam Reeves, Distribution Specialist at ABSA Bank, this dynamic panel discussion brought together luminaries such as Mr. Emile Fourie and Mr. André Buck. Their conversation delved into innovative strategies that could be implemented to meet the evolving needs of the industry in terms of exchange services, as well as the need to address structural barriers to these.

 

Cross-Border Transactions Using CBDCs

Ms. Lyle Horsley, Divisional Head of the Fintech Unit at SARB, provided insights into the realm of Cross-Border Transactions using Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). Her presentation highlighted the transformative potential of CBDCs in reshaping international transactions.

 

Cause and Consequences – Moving from Rules-Based to Risk-Based Approach and From Institutional-Based to Activity-Based

In this session, Mr. Solly Keetse and Mr. Eugene du Toit explored the shift from rules-based to risk-based approaches, from institutional to activity-based models and, ultimately, to outcomes-based regulatory frameworks. Their insights provided a comprehensive understanding of the transformative path regulators are taking.

 

The SAIFM Regulatory Summit on 23 August 2023 showcased a diverse array of topics and experts, fostering in-depth discussions and illuminating insights into the dynamic landscape of the financial industry.

 

The event recording will be available soon (only available for Regulatory Summit attendees as well as Full and Fellow members of SAIFM)

 

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