IBA Japan and the Japan Financial Markets Council (JFMC) are pleased to welcome Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) Executive Director Ms. Allison Parent and Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) CEO Mr. Mark Austen.
Allison and Mark will be examining some of the key issues and challenges that regulators and the industry are currently facing, and set out upcoming challenges and opportunities they have identified regionally and globally. They will evaluate key areas for discussion amongst regulators and industry leaders, and explore the various activities and groupings that are taking place across the globe and in Asia to tackle these issues.
Key topics covered in this presentation will include:
- Sustainable Finance.
- Transition to New Reference Rates.
- CFTC Cross-Border Application of Title VII.
Allison Parent, Executive Director, GFMA
Allison Parent is the Executive Director of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). Prior to this she was Head of Global Policy and Strategy at Barclays in London, and before that she was Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel for Markets at the Bank of England. Previous jobs included Director for Government Policy and Finance with Barclays in Washington DC and General Counsel to the US Senate Committee on the Budget, which included acting as an advisor on key financial services legislation, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act.
Mark Austen, CEO, ASIFMA
Mark Austen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA). Since joining ASIFMA in 2012, he has led the expansion of the association to encompass Equities, Compliance, Post-Trade and Asset Management in addition to its original division for Fixed Income. Mark’s key objectives at ASIFMA are to expand its product divisions, continue to build a broad membership base and further strengthen its ability to act as a collective voice for the industry. Mark was formerly with AFME as Chief Operating Officer. He joined AFME (then called The Bond Market Association or TBMA) in 2005 to head up the European Primary Dealers Association (EPDA), which addressed issues of specific interest to government bond markets.
Mark holds an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and an LL.B. from Osgoode Law School in Toronto.