14 April 2015
Toronto

SWIFT Business Forum - Canada 2015

Work Sessions

SWIFT Compliance Services Solutions

There are not many topics hotter than Financial Crime Compliance within the financial industry today. Promoting further financial market stability and introducing new controls, regulators and the media have focused heavily on this domain. In early 2014, SWIFT announced that it was extending its Financial Crime Compliance offering beyond its existing Sanctions tools to a KYC Registry and Compliance Data Analytics tool as well as looking at other possible services to help customers mitigate cost, improve efficiency and enable better compliance. Join us to find out what's already available, what's in the pipeline and how our compliance services can help your institution reduce cost and risk in the regulatory compliance process.

  • Tony Wicks, Director, Compliance Services, SWIFT
  • James Wills, Senior Business Manager, Initiatives, SWIFT Americas

ISO 20022: Accelerating the Pace of Adoption

ISO 20022 is being implemented in multiple jurisdictions around the globe and has reached a 'tipping point' in its maturity cycle. It is both a new standard as well as an enabler for overcoming business challenges in both the payments and securities market sectors. What's is being adopted where? What are the drivers of this faster-paced adoption? How is SWIFT supporting these adoption communities and what tools and services are available to help accelerate the roll-out? How can your institution integrate this new enabling technology in your own plans for improving automation and lowering cost and risk in operational processes? What does this mean for Canada as the CPA's adoption plan for the Canadian payment market is rolled out?

  • Mark Brule, Director, ISO 20022 Payments Standard Initiative, Canadian Payments Association
  • Malene McMahon, Senior Business Manager, Initiatives, SWIFT Americas
  • Frank Van Driessche, Senior Business Manager, Market Infrastructures

Corporates: Are you ready?

Over the past 10 years, the SWIFT for Corporates portfolio has expanded beyond secure connectivity to offer tools to support the growing needs of Corporate Treasury. These tools allow corporations to be more efficient while keeping costs down, leveraging technologies and mitigating risks.  Come to this interactive session to discuss the status of the portfolio, barriers to adoption and new tools available to support connectivity, integration, on-boarding, payments and role of standards (including CGI, eBAM, reporting, payments, eStatements).

  • Louis-Etienne Berube, Regional Manager SWIFT for Corporate, SWIFT Americas
  • Grant Dalrymple, Director, Treasury & Finance Operations, FCT
  • Jennifer Ramsey-Armorer, Treasurer, BlackBerry

The road to 2015: an update on the latest initiatives from SWIFT

Join this session to hear the status on several SWIFT initiatives that are focal points on our banking and securities roadmaps, including: MyStandards, LEI, SWIFTRef and Corporates.

  • Malene McMahon, Senior Business Manager, Initiatives, SWIFT Americas
  • Stacy Rosenthal, Head Shared Services, Initiatives,SWIFT Americas