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Benchmark interest rates reform – how ready are you?

Thursday, 17th September 2020 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | 2,5 CPD

Thursday, 17th September 2020 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | 2,5 CPD

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Webinar overview

Challenges lie ahead for the world of finance, arising from the forthcoming benchmark interest rate reforms. Therefore, it is imperative that market participants understand the task at hand. Professionals in senior management positions, as well as a Board Member who possess solid experience in corporate restructuring matters, will give participants an overview of the reforms and the evolving path to transition. They will also emphasise the need for a proactive approach, so that participants realise the exposures of their respective organisations; this is a fundamental building block in tailoring an effective transition strategy.

Agenda

Join the webinar (9:00 a.m. –  9:30 a.m.)*

Sessions (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. including two 15-min breaks between sessions)

  • Introduction/Objectives
  • Background to the reforms
  • Impact on market participants, functions and products
  • Progress to date
  • The need to understand exposures
  • Developing and implementing a transition strategy
  • The UK experience (KPMG Guest Speaker)
  • Q&A and Discussion. 
     

*Note: Please join the meeting 30 minutes prior to the webinar’s start time (join at 9:00 a.m.), in order to make sure that you do not face any connection or other technical issues.

Participants

This webinar is addressed to management staff, Departmental Directors and other professionals working in front office, operations, legal compliance, treasury, valuations and market risk, accounting, finance & tax and IT & infrastructure functions at financial institutions such as Retail Banks and other lenders, Investment Banks, Asset Management Companies, Hedge Funds, Pension Funds, Private Equity Funds and any other organisation with an investment management function (e.g. Shipping, Insurance).

Registration

Cost: €95*

To register for the webinar, please complete the registration form. Once your registration is submitted, you will receive an email stating the participation fee, including any discounts, if applicable. Kindly note that the payment should be settled at least two days prior to the webinar’s date for your registration to be confirmed. 

*Last Date for 10% Early Bird Discount:  27/08/2020


 Other discounts available:

  • For more than two (3+) participants from the same company a 10% discount is available on the total cost, before the VAT and HRDA subsidy. This discount only applies for participants who enrol in the same seminar/webinar, on the same day. This discount can only be combined with the early bird discount and the HRDA subsidy, when applicable.
  • For individuals/legal entities who/which register in more than two (3+) seminars/webinars during the same semester (January-June & July-December), a 10% discount is available on the total cost, before the VAT and HRDA subsidy. This discount only applies for individuals/legal entities who/which enrol in more than two (3+) seminars/webinars during the same semester, on the same day. This discount can only be combined with the early bird discount and the HRDA subsidy, when applicable.
  • There is a 10% discount for alumni members. This discount should be applied before the VAT and HRDA subsidy and can only be combined with the early bird discount and the HRDA subsidy, when applicable.
  • There is a 10% Early Bird discount on selected seminars/webinars for participants who enrol in a training course until a specific date which is stated above. This discount should be applied before the VAT and HRDA subsidy and can only be combined with the HRDA subsidy, when applicable.
  • HRDA subsidy for all HRDA approved seminars/webinars. 

Contact

For any queries, please contact Irini Avraam on +357 22 207 460 or at academy@kpmg.com.cy

CPD: This webinar may contribute to Continuing Professional Development requirements.  Shortly after the webinar’s date, participants will receive electronically a certificate of attendance confirming the total number of training hours (2,5 CPD).

Trainers

Loizides Michalis
Board Member, Lead of Insolvency Services, Deal Advisory, KPMG in Cyprus

Michalis holds a BA (Hons) in Economics (Accounting and Finance) from the Victoria University of Manchester. He is a fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, a member of the Cyprus Institute of Certified Public accountants and a member of the Association for European Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists. In addition, Michalis is a licensed insolvency practitioner.|

Michalis is a Board Member at KPMG in Cyprus and has over 23 years of experience in the Audit and Advisory departments of KPMG, both in Cyprus and the UK. He currently leads the Deal Advisory Services Department of KPMG in Limassol and is the Service Line Leader of Insolvency Services.

Michalis specialises in corporate liquidations, both compulsory and voluntary, receiverships and restructurings involving reconstruction, as well as schemes of arrangements. Over the years, Michalis has advised various stakeholders regarding restructuring options. He currently leads the KPMG team in Cyprus in relation to the LIBOR/Risk Free Interest Rate Transition initiative of KPMG International.

Michalis has also been certified by the HRDA as a “Trainer of Vocational Training”.



Georgiou Panayiota
Principal, Tax & Legal, KPMG in Cyprus

Panayiota holds an LL.B (Hons) and an LL.M in Commercial Law from the University of Cardiff in Wales. She is a Principal at KPMG in Cyprus, specialising in Corporate and Business Law with particular reference to corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, financing and insolvency law. She is also an audit specialist and a member of the Department of Professional Practice of KPMG in Cyprus. Prior to joining KPMG, Panayiota was a practising advocate.

Panayiota manages restructuring and insolvency projects and has a track record of significant group reorganisations, reductions and simplification processes to completion, both local and cross border. She is an approved Insolvency Practitioner and a special advising member to ICPAC’s Insolvency Committee. Furthermore, she is a member of the Association for European Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists, as well as of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals.



Papagapiou Andreas
Senior Manager, Deal Advisory, KPMG in Cyprus

Andreas is a Senior Manager in Deal Advisory at KPMG in Cyprus. Andreas has more than 20 years of professional experience in audit/advisory, accounting in the Banking/Finance industry and HR/Payroll Software Consulting. His varied background yields a unique mix of skills and knowledge covering auditing/assurance and financial accounting/reporting in multiple sectors, focusing on the Banking and Financial Services Sectors. He has been involved in software solution customising, deployment and support with specialised knowledge of the SAP HR/Payroll software solution.

Andreas' current areas of focus consist of Corporate Finance and Transaction Services projects including, company valuations, financing advisory, M&A, due diligence and transaction structuring. Andreas also focuses on advising clients for special projects in the areas of regulatory reforms and regulatory compliance, as well as for strategy projects in the context of public tenders.

Andreas is a member of ICAEW and ICPAC. He has served as a visiting lecturer at the Cyprus International Institute of Management on the topic of HR Metrics and Analytics. Andreas also represents KPMG Cyprus to the KPMG Global Working Group for the LIBOR to Risk Free Rate Transition.


Stride Graham
Manager, Banking Risk, KPMG in the UK
 

Graham is a Manager in the UK Firm’s Banking Risk, possessing significant experience in managing wholesale conduct and treasury projects. Graham is currently working with UK firms to assist with their LIBOR transition programmes covering interest rate risk management, communication plans and system implementation.

Graham is currently part of the ISDA working group for IBOR fallbacks, the BoE RFR Regulatory Task Force and ECB sub working groups on RFR transition. He has presented at numerous conferences and regulatory meetings on the topic of benchmark regulation, risk free rates and benchmark reform.

Over the last few years, Graham has worked with a number of Banks, Benchmark Administrators and Data Providers on global benchmark assurance reviews, front to back risk and control reviews and compliance assessments against EU Benchmark regulation. Graham has also assisted firms with their applications to become Authorised Benchmark Administrators.

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