When new technology meets financial markets

General information

Event date:
15/10/2019 @ 17:30 - 20:00
Elvinger Hoss
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About this event

  • A look into the future of securities/derivatives transactions.
    What influence on the Luxembourg funds industry?

Smart contracts processed through digital ledger technologies (DLT) and blockchains in particular could disrupt the asset servicing industry.
Many specialists believe that financial markets would become more efficient if certain trading and post-trading processes were made through blockchains. Transactions would settle in near real-time whilst bringing costs down. In addition, this would increase transparency for regulators and investors themselves.

In fact, technology would put investors back in the position in which they were before the introduction of information technology in the financial markets sector: in direct contact with the issuer.

Nothing seems to impede such developments from a purely technical point of view. Current national and cross-border legal and regulatory regimes, however, may not be fully ready to govern such developments effectively.

The conference aims at providing an overview of the current financial markets transactions legal and regulatory framework, existing use cases and how they may affect related legal documents, the evolution of the regulation and how trading and post-trading projects may look like in the near future, especially in Luxembourg’s fund sector.


17h30: Registration
18h00: Welcome and introduction
18h15: Conference
– The impact of legislation (or absence thereof) on the adoption of technology in financial markets
– Smart Derivatives Contracts: overview on documentation and automation of derivatives contracts
– Looking into the future – Panel discussion
– Wrap up, Q&A, closing remarks
20h00: Cocktail


Elvinger Hoss , ISDA, Lenz & Staehelin, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Société Générale Securities Services, ABBL, CSSF and more!

ABBL will be represented by Gilles Walers, legal advisor.


Please contact Elvinger Hoss via e-mail (seminar “at” elvingerhoss.lu) to register.


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