Future of Finance


Securities Services Industry in the ‘New’ World (13 September 2021)

Securities Services Industry in the ‘New’ World

Future of Finance and Coalition Greenwich, a division of CRISIL, will review the recent financial performance of the global custodian bank, and project near-term developments in the global custody industry.

Monday 13 September, at 2pm UK time

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Topics will include:

  • Changing client needs
  • The evolving competitive landscape
  • Emerging technological threats – opportunities and future proof your business model

There will be a presentation by Eric Li, Head of Securities Services Research at Coalition Greenwich, followed by a discussion with senior global custodian bankers and an invited audience.

This is a closed meeting and will be ‘by invitation only’ to senior managers in strategy, product, sales and finance at global custodian banks and fund administrators.

If you are interested in attending this closed session, please contact Wendy Gallagher on wendy.gallagher@futureoffinance.biz

The panel:

Eric Li, Head of Securities Services Research at Coalition Greenwich

Eric Li heads up Coalition Greenwich’s global research for Securities Services and drives content development and analytics for the firm.  He has over 15 years of experience in financial industry across both buy side and sell side. He is a CFA Charterholder and an ICAEW Fellow (FCA).

Nadine Chakar, Head of Global Markets at State Street

Nadine Chakar is executive vice president and head of State Street Digital, State Street’s newest division focused on digital assets and technologies, encompassing the setup of a new integrated business and operating model to support clients’ entire digital investment cycle from pre-trade, trade, and post-trade as well as other initiatives designed to enhance the client experience. Previous, Nadine served as executive vice president and head of State Street Global Markets. In this role, she oversaw all aspects of Global Markets’ trading, product and operations platform, helping to drive successful client solutions. She is also a member of the company’s Management Committee.

Philippe Benoit, Head of Strategic Business Development and Transformation at BNP Paribas

Philippe Benoit was appointed Head of Strategic Business Development and Transformation for BNP Paribas Securities Services on 1 February 2019.  Based in Paris, Philippe is reponsible for heading up a new unit comprising the bank’s four client lines, as well as the corporate development, strategy, public affairs, finance and asset liability management and treasury departments.  Philippe also leads the business transformation including the development of new, digital-enabled business models

Chris Cox, EMEA Head, Global Equities and Securities Services Citigroup

Chris Cox, Managing Director, is the EMEA Head of Securities Services and the Global Head of Data, Digitalisation and Strategic Projects for Securities Services at Citi.  The Securities Services business comprises Custody and Funds Services, and the Direct Custody and Clearing businesses.  Chris is also a member of Citi’s EMEA Executive Committee and the Senior Manager for Securities Services in the UK.  Chris has almost 30 years of industry experience gained in roles within Citi’s Institutional Clients Group based the UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia.

Moderated by Dominic Hobson, Co-Founder at Future of Finance

Dominic Hobson has worked for himself for 30 years. He was one of the founders of Asset International, a transatlantic financial publishing, events and survey business, which was sold in 2009. Since then, Dominic has contributed to the work of two data businesses covering financial markets, run a peer group network for hedge fund managers, and co-founded the Future of Finance, which hosts events on innovation in finance.  As one half of Hobson Cardew, Dominic also provides consultancy services to a number of financial services businesses and market infrastructures.