Managing Director of Technology & Operations
Rob Morgan is AFME’s Managing Director of Technology & Operations. He is tasked with forming the association’s Technology & Operations Committee and delivering AFME’s proposition to the senior operational leadership of its member firms. The formation of this committee recognises that AFME’s members share common challenges in their technology and operations arena arising out of regulation, expense pressure, innovation, and changes to the risk environment. Prior to joining AFME, Rob was a partner at specialist capital markets consulting firm, Capco, where he played a leading role in developing its payments and transaction banking practice. He has a total of twenty-five years’ experience spanning both the consulting and banking industries, and has held senior management positions in technology, operations, change and product management for major global banks including JP Morgan, HSBC and RBS in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Rob holds an MBA from Henley Business School and an Masters of Engineering from St Anne’s College, Oxford.
Head of Regulatory Architecture
EMEA Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy
Global Head of eBusiness
Stamos is Crédit Agricole CIB‘s Global Head of e-Business, based in London
Prior to joining Crédit Agricole CIB in 2014, Stamos was Global Head of FIC e-commerce with Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets
Stamos originally joined RBC as Global Head of e-FX Trading before taking the FIC role in April 2012. Prior to this he worked at Standard Chartered for 3 years as Global Product Manager and Global Head of e-channels
His career spans 20 years in the Capital Markets industry, and he has held various positions at RBS, Citi and Swift
Adedayo Banwo is a Legal Counsel and Vice President at Deutsche Bank AG London Branch. Previously he was Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington and before that, an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Barlett LLP in New York. Adedayo is Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Task Force on Financial Engineering for Economic Development and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Product Development Manager
Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services
Rory is part of the Product Development and Management Team for Regulatory Services
He is a co-founder of Impendium and has been instrumental in driving the evolution of Impendium’s regulatory software solutions since inception of the firm in 2006. His strategic role as Chief Technology Officer centres around developing and delivering the technical and product vision that allows Impendium clients to comply with regulations now and in the future.
Rory has 20 years’ experience in technology solutions, gained delivering projects and consultancy to Investment Banking, Retail Banking and Insurance clients. Rory has led the technical stream on numerous successful project bids including RFP responses, business case development, ROI models and integration planning for complex enterprise architectures.
Veteran C-level problem solver and fervent digital currency and blockchain advocate who loves providing real world solutions to virtual currency problems. Convinced about the disruptive impact of cryptocurrencies, P2P payment systems, digital assets and the blockchain. A founding member of the UK Digital Currency Association and co-lead of its Exchanges Regulation & Accounting Working Group. Convenor of the first European digital currency associations roundtable. Co-founder of EDCAB, the European Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology public policy platform based in Brussels. Divides her time between London, Brussels and the Isle of Man.
Head of the Competition in Banking Services Unit
EMEA Head of RegTech
After gaining a BSc in Computing Science and a MSc in Ecommerce Sonal has been working as an Analyst Developer for the last twelve years, with six and a half years won the Investment banking side.
Within the banking field, Sonal has been involved in development and reporting of Risk (VAR and Stress) and PnL across the business with emphasis on Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities (FICC), Credit Derivatives, Equity Derivatives and Short Term Markets and Group Treasury.
Chief of Staff for Digital
Global Head of Financial Markets eCommerce
Stéphane Malrait is Managing Director and Global Head of E-Commerce for Financial Markets at ING. Stéphane joined ING to lead the bank e-commerce initiatives across all financial market products and to develop on the financial market group’s cross-asset ecommerce strategy. Before joining ING in May 2015 Stephane was global head of FIC eCommerce at Societe Generale since August 2007. Previously, Stéphane has worked at JPMorgan Chase for ten years based in New-York and London, working in different roles in Global FX E-Commerce Business Management and cross asset eCommerce technology. Stephane is also a board member for several eTrading market initiatives and market associations.
Global Head of Securities Markets
Innotribe & The Swift Institute
Fabian leads SWIFT’s securities business worldwide and is responsible for driving thought leadership and innovation initiatives across the company.
As Global Head of Securities, Fabian drives traffic growth and strategic development in the areas of collateral management, investment management, funds, trade reporting and settlement. He also manages the SWIFT Institute and has a mandate to infuse innovation across SWIFT’s business lines, and externally, through Innotribe. Fabian is Head of Innotribe.
Previously, Fabian has held several senior level positions at SWIFT, including Head of Securities and Treasury Markets where he launched several new initiatives supporting corporate actions, collateral management, trade reporting and legal entity identifiers. He was also Head of Product Management where he contributed to the SWIFT2015 platform strategy. He also led SWIFT’s market strategy and product management activities in messaging and value-added services for the Securities Post-trade group.
Fabian brings over 20 years’ of financial services experience to SWIFT. He joined SWIFT in 2004 from Capco, a consultancy, where he was involved in large front-to-back automation programs for securities firms specializing in FX, equities, derivatives and fixed income markets. Previously, he was a Vice-President at Euroclear, in charge of product management for communications services.
In 2015, Fabian was named one of the 35 leaders in FinTech Finance by Institutional Investor. In recent years, he was named one of the 40 leaders of FinTech by Financial News and recognised by Global Custodian as one of the most influential leaders in securities services over the last 25 years.
Fabian is Belgian and is based at SWIFT’s headquarters outside of Brussels.
PJ Di Giammarino
JWG Group Ltd
PJ Di Giammarino is the former COO IT at Barclays Capital and is the founder and CEO of JWG – a think-tank recognised by regulators, financial institutions and technology firms as the independent analysts to help determine how the right regulations can be implemented in the right way. He works with executives in top financial institutions, and with their regulators and suppliers, to bring practical insights into the implementation of global regulatory reform. Prior to starting his own company in 2006, he spent 14 years providing IT strategy and implementation services with McKinsey, Booz Allen & Hamilton and AT Kearney. He is a frequent author and public speaker on topics including EU regulation and financial services infrastructure. He has served as a Wholesale Banking Technology Innovation Award judge for the Financial Times’ The Banker magazine and the Financial News Awards for IT excellence.
Anthony has been developing software since the mid-90s, working on “big data” much before it became vogue. He has spent time in technology companies in the US followed by twelve years as a financial technologist at a global investment bank. He was Global Head of Risk Technology at KBC Financial Products followed by being the Head of Front Office technology at KBC Investments prior to joining Percentile.
Head of Transaction Reporting Compliance
Chad Giussani leads the Compliance team for Financial Markets Operations at Standard Chartered bank that includes global trade and transaction reporting obligations. He has been involved with regulatory trade and transaction reporting since 2006, covering MiFID, Dodd-Frank, EMIR and more recently many other G20 risk reporting and prudential jurisdictional requirements. Chad originally worked in the transaction reporting vendor area before moving into a leadership role within investment banking technology, then onto business change and more recently into compliance.
Chad represents Standard Chartered at the trade and transaction reporting industry working groups with various trade associations including ISDA, BBA, FIA and AFME on the emerging rules and regulations and is the former Chairman of the Regulations Business Unit at ISITC Europe.
Diana Paredes is the CEO and Co-Founder of Suade, a benchmark software platform that enables financial institutions to understand and deliver their regulatory requirements. Prior to founding Suade, Diana had a successful career in investment banking, covering all asset classes at Barclays and Merrill Lynch, across sales, trading & structuring. Whilst working in the industry, she saw an opportunity to innovate and launch her current Fintech startup. She believes that a data-driven approach to regulation is the key to preventing another financial crisis.
Jan-Maarten is an investor in early stage FinTech, RegTech & Data companies and in his blogs has mapped out many of the companies in the emerging RegTech space. Based in Amsterdam, Jan-Maarten is a former banking and finance executive, and previously ran a global commercial banking unit for ABN AMRO bank. He started his career in investment banking and has lived and worked in The Netherlands, UK, US, and Switzerland.
Head of Regulatory Services