Loan Market Association

FinTech Conference

23 May 2019, 08:30 - 17:10, followed by drinks/networking reception
QEII Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

Interest in technology, designed to improve the efficiency, transparency and liquidity of the syndicated loan market, is at an all-time high. Looking to a product that has historically been associated with manual processes, the introduction of fintech solutions, ranging from blockchain to machine learning to smart contracts, could be revolutionary.

This inaugural conference will discuss how that will happen, what could be achieved, why it is necessary and, most importantly, when such changes are likely to be adopted.


Target audience
We plan to bring together, for the first time, in excess of 250 senior loan market professionals and technology experts with the aim of combining market (whether from a commercial, legal or regulatory perspective) and technological expertise. The conference will also create a unique forum for institutions active in the loan market to share ideas as to which solutions could provide the answers to some long-standing questions.


The conference is open to LMA members and technology vendors and should be the largest FinTech event for the syndicated loan market in EMEA.


Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities
At the FinTech conference, we are offering sponsorship and exhibitor packages to both LMA members and technology vendors. Click here to view the packages available and associated benefits and costs.


Duration: 23 May 2019, 08:30 - 17:10,
followed by drinks/networking reception

Who can attend: Members Only

Price: £0

Contact Name: Chelsea Brown

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This event is free of charge.

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FinTech Conference

23 May 2019, 08:30 - 17:10, followed by drinks/networking reception
QEII Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE
Morning Session

Breakfast and exhibitor demonstrations

Welcome and introduction

Nigel Houghton

Nigel Houghton, Managing Director - LMA

Amelia Slocombe

Amelia Slocombe, Managing Director - Head of Legal - LMA

Driving change: Fintech and the role of the LMA

Clare Dawson

Clare Dawson, Chief Executive - LMA

If you want to play the game, you have to understand the rulesWhat are the challenges associated with syndicated lending and to what extent can technology overcome them? What are the legal, regulatory and compliance considerations associated with new technology from a bank perspective? Are these an impediment to progress?

Faizal Khan

Chair: Faizal Khan , Partner Clifford Chance

Hubert Beaulat

Hubert Beaulat, Global Head of Innovation, Financing Activities - Crédit Agricole CIB

Peter Chapman

Peter Chapman, Co-head of International Fintech Group and Senior Associate, Financial Regulation Group - Clifford Chance

Harrison Comfort

Harrison Comfort, Director of Commercial Strategy - R3

HSimon Hurst

Simon Hurst, Head of Execution, Global Lending Group - Barclays

Amelia Slocombe

Amelia Slocombe, Managing Director and Head of Legal - LMA

Refreshments and networking

Man vs. Machine: will technology replace the role of the arranger? Could Blockchain and other technological solutions change the face of loan market origination? What are the benefits of technology in this space and what improvements might it bring? Should Fintech in this context be seen as competitive or complementary?

Charles Kerrigan

Chair: Charles Kerrigan, Partner - CMS

Sebastian Glock

Sebastian Glock, Co-Founder - VC trade GmbH

Tom Pocock

Tom Pocock, Founder and CEO - Aztec Protocol

Rob Stewart

Rob Stewart, COO - Refineryy

Philippe Van Hecke

Philippe Van Hecke, Chief Operating Officer - Tokeny

Matt Webster

Matt Webster, CEO - Cloudscraper

Hosted networking and lunch

Afternoon session

Friend or foe: will technology replace lawyers on banking transactions or will it simply make the process more efficient?How will the role of the lawyer evolve in the context of syndicated lending? What efficiencies does automation bring? How does technology improve the overall process?

James Quinn

Chair: James Quinn, CEO - Clarilis

Catherine Hammon

Catherine Hammon, Digital Revolution Knowledge Lawyer - Osborne Clarke

Zoe Maurer

Zoe Maurer, Partner - Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Partha Mudgil

Partha Mudgil, COO - Nakhoda

Owen Oliver

Owen Oliver, Product Manager - Workshare Transact

Mark Waghorn

Mark Waghorn, Partner - Simmons and Simmons

Trading up: how Fintech will improve secondary trading and back office functionsWhat challenges need to be overcome in the context of loan operations and secondary trading? How might technology improve these processes? Will human intervention always be necessary? Is there a need for greater collaboration in this space?

Nigel Houghton

Chair: Nigel Houghton, Managing Director - LMA

David Jesson

David Jesson, Executive Director - IHS Markit

Doug Laurie

Doug Laurie, Director - Programme Lead, Wholesale Lending Technology and Change - Barclays

Chris Pruszko

Chris Pruszko, Finance & Technology & EMEA Business Development Leader - Deloitte Solvas

David Ratnage, Director of Product Management - FIS Commercial Lending, Europe

Ajay Rathor

Ajay Rathor, Chief Executive Officer - Maxatta

Refreshments and networking

Evolution or Revolution: What does Fintech really mean for the financial services industry?

Brad Levy

Brad Levy, Global Head of Loans and Chief Executive Officer of MarkitSERV - IHS Markit

There's data Jim, but not as we know it: the use of AI in data analysisIf 90% of the world's data was created in the last two years, how do we ensure that the data we collect is easily accessible, valuable, and most importantly, correct? How do AI and machine learning assist with data extraction and analysis? Is there any role for human beings in this context?

Lucy Shurwood

Chair: Lucy Shurwood, Partner - Pinsent Masons

Jacopo Credi

Jacopo Credi, VP of Artificial Intelligence - Axyon

Edith Fishta

Edith Fishta, Head of Marketing and Sales - Credit Vision

Peter Richards, Senior Vice President, Business Development EMEA - ayfie ltd

Mathias Strasser

Mathias Strasser, CEO - Scissero Ltd

Alistair Wye

Alistair Wye, Lead Innovation and Technology Solutions Attorney - Latham and Watkins

Hosted networking and cocktails

FinTech Conference

23 May 2019, 08:30 - 17:10, followed by drinks/networking reception
QEII Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE
Platinum Sponsors

Clarilis is a market leading automation platform and team of automation specialists with a unique approach to automation. Data is gathered in relation to a matter (often from multiple sources) and stored in a highly structured data model. This data is used to draft suites of documents and to drive other processes.

A significant proportion of our automation projects are delivered to banking and finance teams. Clarilis regularly delivers complex automation projects in relation to LMA derived precedents to firms such as Addleshaw Goddard, Baker McKenzie, Simmons & Simmons and Travers Smith. Our intuitive platform is also used to deliver, for example, fund documentation, security packages and legal opinions.

The Clarilis team consists of PSLs (each averaging 15 years+ PQE), technical experts and automators. This combination of technical skills and experience is unique and allows us to implement, deliver and maintain complex document automation projects which provide a solid ROI for client firms and in-house teams.

Clifford Chance is one of the world's pre-eminent law firms and uniquely placed to help deliver your most exciting, complex and transformational fintech-related matters. With significant depth across five continents, we have a world-leading international lending and finance practice which seamlessly combines with our exceptional global Tech Group, breaking down traditional practice area boundaries.

We are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals by providing commercially-focused legal advice of the highest quality that consistently exceeds expectations. Our global reach and unrivalled international experience in finance and tech enables us to deliver seamless cross-border and specialist advice on the most innovative and complex tech-driven projects and financings.

We advise financial institutions and corporates, governments, regulators, trade bodies, industry-wide consortia and emerging players on a broad range of multi-disciplinary transactional and regulatory matters. Our work involves technologies including blockchain and smart contracts, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and the practical, legal and ethical risks to be considered.

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and expertise for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide.

The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 85 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world's leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

Gold Sponsors

CMS is a global law firm with more than 4,500 lawyers, and a presence in over 40 countries. Our scale and breadth of experience enable us to serve the full spectrum of businesses in the finance industry, from the smallest FinTech start-up, through the firm’s equIP start-up programme, to the largest financial institution.

The CMS FinTech team brings together the strengths of market-leading legal and technological expertise with deep industry knowledge. Our participation in the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on AI and Blockchain puts us at the heart of debate and policy development in the FinTech space, while our regulatory and technology lawyers advise many businesses that are at the forefront of driving innovation into the world of finance.

Pinsent Masons – winner of ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at the Legal Business Awards 2019 - is a full service international law firm with 25 offices spread across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

We understand that Fintech is transforming financial services and changing the way in which we think and talk about money, payments and finance.

Our Fintech team combines our top-ranked practices in technology, financial regulatory, payments and corporate finance. We are a global team: we advise clients internationally, with Fintech specialists in London, Dublin, Madrid, Germany, Paris, Dubai and Singapore.

We are embedded in the Fintech ecosystem, supporting:

  • established financial services businesses who are responding to market disruption;
  • existing technology players who are looking to develop their financial services offering; and
  • new fintech start-ups seeking to bring innovative products and services to market.

Platinum Sponsors

Clifford Chance
IHS Markit

Gold Sponsors

Pinsent Masons