ISF Australia Masterclass

Sheraton Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

23 Jul 2019



Global Investor ISF’s Australia Masterclass is heading to Melbourne for the first time.

Join superfunds and asset managers on July 23, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel to gather knowledge and fresh insights across stock loan, repo and collateral.

Now in its seventh year, the Masterclass is the leading securities finance event in Australia attracting both local and global market participants.






8:15 Registration


8:55 Welcome Address 


9:00 Superfund Showcase 

Executives from major Superfunds will share their expertise on managing and monitoring securities lending programmes as well as handling the associated

regulation that comes with it.
• Which stocks/trades have generated meaningful returns so far in 2019?
• Single vs multi lending agent approach
• Ensuring good governance while lending assets
• Transparency on costs and fees - RG 97 and its impact
• Attracting small/medium size funds to sec lending – what’s in it for them? 


9:45 Agency Lending Approaches 
• Trends at play, client demands
• What are the best ways to optimise securities finance revenue streams?

• Counterparty conversations: what are borrowers asking for?
• Impacts of pledge, global regulations
• New technologies and data 


10:15 Collateral Capabilities 
As market participants prepare for the next phase of IM rules, executives will discuss best practices around collateral management and the application of tri-party. 
• Preparing for IM phase 4 – what the buy-side should know.
• Best ways to move collateral through units quickly and effectively
• Developments in collateral markets and supporting the use of non-cash collateral


11:00 Coffee Break 


11:30 Repo, Rates and Regulation
Experts will examine current trends impacting Australia’s repo market and explore important international developments, such as SFTR and
Interest Rate Benchmark Reform.
• Australia’s repo market – a look at repo rates, pricing and liquidity
• Use of repo by superfunds: is this still emerging or now mature?

• Overseas investor flows in Australia’s repo market
• Impacts of SFTR 
• Introduction of Secured Funding Reference Rate
• Application of Tri-party: usage and efficiencies – is it a good bang for buck?


12:15 Demand Dynamics
This panel will explore demand dynamics across the Asia Pacific region and consider key lending opportunities for superfunds. 
• Level of special trading opportunities
• Demand for global HQLA supply
• Data and benchmarkig: how to get ahead of the game
• China market liberalisation and potential 

13:00 Next Generation Securities Finance
This panel will explore alternative ways of conducting securities finance business, including peer-topeer routes and emerging platforms.
• Sophisticated sec finance models – can Superfund’s replicate other advanced institutional investors in Canada, for example?
• New routes to market – a look at new and emerging platforms
• Peer to peer risks vs benefits for investors
• What role do banks play and what value do they offer in a peer-to-peer structures?

13:40 Closing Remarks

13:45 Lunch 







ASX is one of the world’s leading financial market exchanges, offering a full suite of services, including listings, trading, clearing and settlement, across a comprehensive
range of asset classes. As the first major financial market open every day, ASX is a world leader in raising capital, consistently ranking among the top five exchanges globally.

With a total market capitalisation of around $1.5 trillion, ASX is home to some of the world’s leading resource, finance and technology companies. 
Our $47 trillion interest rate derivatives market is the largest in Asia and among the biggest in the world. ASX’s network and data centre are connected to leading financial hubs. 
Speed, reliability, state-of-the-art technology and the diversity of the user community, are fundamental to the success of the Sydney-based ASX Australian Liquidity Centre.

We operate in a world class regulatory environment, meeting the highest global standards. 
Our clearing houses are among the most secure and well capitalised in the world, and help underpin the stability of Australia’s financial markets.

BNP Paribas 



BNP Paribas aim to be the benchmark European bank with a global reach, the preferred long-term partner to our clients, and a contributor to responsible and
sustainable global development.  BNP Paribas Securities Services is wholly-owned subsidiary of the BNP Paribas Group and one of the highest-rated asset
servicing banks in the industry.  We are a multi-asset servicing specialist committed to helping our clients achieve their ambitions both in terms of investments
and cross-border distribution across our extensive network covering approximately 90 markets.

With an in-depth knowledge of global markets across multiple asset classes and currencies, we have supported securities lending and borrowing activities for
many years. Our seven desks world-wide cover established securities lending and borrowing markets and provide in-depth knowledge of local market trends
and across multiple asset classes. Our complete securities lending and borrowing programs provides the flexibility to lend and borrow assets in a variety of ways
and our proven track record is the result of strong trading expertise, robust risk management policies and controls and the continuous development of operational
efficiencies, backed by the strength of our balance sheet.





BNY Mellon



While BNY Mellon is best known as a custody bank, we’re actually much more than that. In fact, we service the entire life cycle of a transaction, from custody
through to trading, funding, liquidity, collateral management and settlement.

BNY Mellon Markets operates five distinct but connected business lines:
FX Our foreign exchange business gives clients access to FX products in over 80 currencies across 400-plus currency pairs.
FIXED INCOME & EQUITIES Whether it’s cash equities, ETFs, sovereign or corporate bonds, agencies or MBS, you can execute it all with our capital markets desk. 
SECURITIES FINANCE A market leader in agency securities lending, conduit principal securities lending and secured loans.
COLLATERAL MANAGEMENT Offering comprehensive services around pledged margin assets, from collateral segregation through to collateral administration.
LIQUIDITY SERVICES Providing clients access to cost-effective funding and efficient access to money market funds through our Liquidity DIRECT portal.






Citi’s mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress.
Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.
We have 200 years of experience helping our clients meet the world’s toughest challenges and embrace its greatest opportunities.
We are Citi,the global bank — an institution connecting millions of people across hundreds of countries and cities.




J.P. Morgan


 J.P. Morgan’s Investor Services business safekeeps, values, clears and services securities and portfolios for institutional investors, with $23.5 trillion in assets
under custody. We are a global leader in providing innovative solutions, helping clients in more than 90 markets optimise efficiency, mitigate risk and enhance
revenue through custody, asset and fund servicing, collateral management, securities lending and derivatives clearing. In Australia and New Zealand, we offer
a comprehensive range of core and specialised solutions to superannuation funds, investment managers and other institutional investors. We tailor solutions 
specifically for our clients’ needs, combining a wide range of products with the market-leading services of a top-tier investment bank.  Visit to learn more.


Sheraton Hotel 

27 Little Collins St,
Melbourne VIC 3000,