Capital Markets FinTech: Beyond the hype

The financial sector is no stranger to innovation. Nevertheless, over the past few years, the exponential growth of FinTech companies suggests that more disruptive changes will be required in order to bring the financial system fully into the 21st century. Providers of investment services have begun to revisit their product portfolios and distribution channels, making massive investments in FinTech start-ups, accelerator/incubator programmes and even appointing chief innovation officers.

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) has the potential to bring issuers and investors into direct contact, leading to further disintermediation in the securities industry. It can achieve greater efficiency, transparency and even ‘democratisation’ of finance (financial inclusion). Trading and post-trading operators have already started to test blockchain technologies and to integrate them into their business models. Potential savings for investors could be significant.

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June 2016



Rhodri Preece
Head of Capital Markets Policy, CFA Institute
Jeff Salway
Member, Financial Services Consumer Panel
Matthieu Remy
Founder & CEO, Easyvest
Jenny Knott
Chief Executive Officer, Post Trade Risk and Information, ICAP
Pinar Emirdag
Non-Executive Director, Clearmatics 
Rhodri Preece-Jones
Head of European Development, Nasdaq
Frank Versmessen
Head of Regulatory Affairs, SWIFT
Jean-Paul Servais
Chairman, FSMA and Chairman of ERC, IOSCO


Florencio Lopez de Silanes
Professor of Finance and Law and Director of Governance Research Program, EDHEC Business School
Svi Rosov
Analyst, CFA Institute


Capital Markets FinTech: Beyond the hype

June 2016
Registration is free of charge for ECMI/CEPS members, EU/national officials, full-time academics, PhD students (subject to seats availability), NGOs (not representing industry sectors or a commercial interest) and press. Other participants may be admitted for €250 (VAT included, payable in advance or at the registration desk).



1 Place du Congrès, Brussels 1000, Belgium