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PricingDirect Inc. EMEA Conference

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 25 Bank Street, London


PricingDirect will be hosting its annual conference in London on Wednesday, March 14th. The conference will address the best practices for valuations, risk management, operational perspectives on the shifting landscape in regulation within EMEA.

We are delighted to be joined by our keynote speaker Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies at Legatum Institute who will explore the impact of Brexit and European uncertainty in the current climate.

You will hear from industry-leading panelists who will help navigate through these complex and highly relevant topics, as well as have an opportunity to network and share best practice with your industry peers.

We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be an interesting and thought provoking event and we look forward to welcoming you.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018


08:30 – 17:30


J.P. Morgan
25 Bank Street,
Canary Wharf,
Ground Floor Auditorium,
London, E14 5JP
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If you have any further questions please contact Clare Martin at or Hayley Tarbard at


The agenda is subject to change. Download a printable version.

08:00 – 09:15
Registration and Continental Breakfast
09:15 – 09:20
Welcome and Conference Overview

Michael Cebo, Pricing Direct, EMEA Sales, J.P. Morgan

09:20 – 09:30
Opening Remarks

Mahesh Samdani, Global Head of PricingDirect, J.P. Morgan

09:30 – 10:00
PricingDirect: Recent and Future Initiatives

Unmesh Bhide, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

10:00 – 11:00
Panel Discussion: Best Practices for Valuations

Ovo Gharoro, Head of Valuation Governance and Market Data Services, M&G Investments
Veronika Lunina, Pricing, Nordea Asset Management
Mark Walker, Head of Pricing and Valuation, London Portfolio Services, Schroders
Connor O’Neill, Vice President, Derivatives Valuations, Blackrock
Moderated by: Daniel Johnson, Managing Director, SS&C Fund Services

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15
Panel Discussion: Risk Management

Luke Chua, Senior Investment Manager, Pictet Asset Management
Paul Hanau, Senior Manager, Lupus alpha Asset Management AG
Frank Soussan, Global Head of CDSClear, LCH
Moderated by: Dr. Evgueni Ivantsov, Chairman, European Risk Management Council

12:15 – 12:45
Keynote Address: A Brexit Blueprint – Brexit and Related Pan European Uncertainty

Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies, Legatum Institute

12:45 – 13:45
Networking Lunch
13:45 – 14:30
Panel Discussion: The Big 4 View on Valuations

Bernhard Bittner, Executive Director, Ernst & Young
Christoph Michel, Partner, KPMG AG
Mark Randall, Director, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Xavier Zaegel, Partner, Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte
Moderated by: Marcel Guibout, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan

14:30 – 15:00
The Cyber Threat Landscape Briefing

Andrew Sillett, Head of Governance, CIB Cybersecurity & Technology Controls, J.P. Morgan

15:00 – 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:15
Panel Discussion: Operational Perspectives on the Shifting Landscape in EMEA

Dave Extra, Head of Valuations, APG Asset Management
William Jenkins, Director, Co-Head Operational Due Diligence, Amundi
Crosley Stokes, Pricing Manager, Legal and General Investment Management
Further speakers to be announced
Moderated by: Spencer Baum, Head of EMEA Sales Investor Services, J.P. Morgan

16:15 – 17:00
Panel Discussion: Regulation – Interpretation and Implementation

Jay Baris, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Chris Johnson, Senior Product Manager, HSBC Securities Services
Gerhard Jovy, Founder, acarda
Moderated by: David Gavilan, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Goldman Sachs & Co

17:00 – 17:15
Closing Remarks

Jitendra Depala

Networking Drinks and Canape Reception


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