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“Innovate, integrate and mobilize” at the GFF Summit in Luxembourg

Release date: 01 Feb 2019 | Eurex Exchange, Eurex Clearing

“Innovate, integrate and mobilize” at the GFF Summit in Luxembourg

Deutsche Börse Group held its Global Funding and Financing Summit for the twenty third time at the end of January 2019 in Luxembourg under the slogan “Innovate, integrate and mobilize”.

Eurex Clearing and Eurex Repo were there, along with Clearstream and “new technology” experts from Deutsche Börse AG,so that the entire lifecycle of collateral management within securities financing was covered.

More than 760 attendees

The secured funding and securities financing industry recognizes the GFF Summit as one of the major international events globally for this field. This year’s event proved this right once again.

Prior to the event, speakers and panelists gave a sneak preview of the topics of this year’s Summit: non-cleared margin requirements, high-quality liquid assets (HQLAs), regulation and the potential of new technologies for the securities financing industry.

 
Over 760 industry experts, buy-side clients and regulators as well as industry-leading companies and organizations from 30 countries gathered to discuss the transformational journey to a digital economy and the latest market innovations.

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Erik Müller, CEO of Eurex Clearing, speaks at this year's GFF Summit

A variety of panels, speeches and workshops took place. Erik Müller, CEO of Eurex Clearing, spoke about the role of CCPs in evolving market structures, Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, joined the ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council’s session as keynote speaker, to mention just two.

Tilman Fechter, Head of Banking, Funding & Financing at Clearstream and host of the GFF Summit, underlined how primordial the Summit is for the securities financing industry. He asserted that it was crucial to maintain links between all market players to not lose track of each other and that it was the ambition of such conferences to be that link. He stressed that new technologies, the mobility and liquidity of assets as well as meeting capital and margin requirements were some of the key challenges of tomorrow’s funding and financing industry.

What GFF participants say


Ulf Bacher, Sernova, London

“I see Deutsche Börse Group as a company that goes with the trend. The GFF Summit has progressively changed from sell side only to now include more market participants and products including the buy side. It is very diversified. This makes it more interesting.”


Johanna Wikstedt, MTS – Capital Markets, LSEG, London

“I think the conference delivered well this year. It seems it’s well attended as always with a strong mix of buy side and sell side.”


Oliver Deutscher, DZ Bank, Luxembourg

“One of the biggest events for our industry and the best to meet all our partners or competitors. Everyone knows that what this platform offers is important: the latest developments and incentives for strategic development. It is a cornerstone in our agenda. January means GFF.”


Rodney Jordan, HQLAx, Luxembourg

“Excellent event, well organized and a good networking environment”