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Agathi Pafili

Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor


Agathi Pafili, is a Senior Policy Advisor in the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). She joined EFAMA in September 2012 and is currently member of the Regulatory Affairs team and the Public Policy Affairs team. She is based in Brussels and is in charge of the EU and international regulatory landscape for the asset management industry, with a focus on alternative and long-term investment funds, benchmarks and financial indices, anti-money laundering policies and the use of credit ratings. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of Euribor and of the ECB’s WG on the creation of a new unsecured overnight transactions rate.

Prior to joining EFAMA, Ms. Pafili was working in the European Parliament as member of the Vice President’s cabinet, dealing with the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee’s (ECON) legislative work on financial services and monetary policy. From 2004 to 2009 Ms. Pafili worked in the European Parliament as an accredited assistant in the ECON Committee and in the cabinet of the Chair of the Culture and Educations Affairs Committee.

Ms. Pafili graduated from Law School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with a Master’s Degree in international and European law. She started her career in 2002 as a trainee lawyer in Commercial Bank of Greece. She is currently member of the Athens Bar Association.

Heike Dengler



Heike has joined EY’s  Quantitative Risk Advisory practice in 2015. Her focus areas are Market, IRRBB and Liquidity Risk. She serves client in Risk, Treasury and Asset Management.

The main current topics are IBOR and ILAAP.

She has many years of experience in trading and asset management, having managed mainly fixed income and asset allocation funds.

She holds a PhD in Mathematics and teaches at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Oliver Balpe

Head of Group IBOR Transition Program

Société Générale

Olivier began his career in 1988 working with fixed income trading teams in Citibank and CACIB in Paris and New York. He moved in 1999 to a projects management role in the CACIB Capital Market department. In 2004, he joined Société General Corporate & Investment Banking in the Capital Market Department as head of projects and organization for Equities and Derivatives. Since January 2008, he has occupied several COO positions, mainly in Equities and Derivatives world. As of May 2018, Olivier is in charge of the IBOR transition project of the Group Société Générale.

Guilherme Damas

Head of Treasury T&O

Santander UK

Andrea Martin Schnoz

Director, FS Risk & Regulatory Services


Andrea is a Director in PwC’s Financial Services Assurance Risk and Regulatory Group in Zurich. He joined PwC in August 2017 from Barclays in Singapore where he was the Regional Head of the Finance Regulatory Policy team. Before that Andrea worked for several years at Credit Suisse where he held the role of  Global Head of FINMA Regulatory Assurance based in Zurich and EMEA Head of FINMA Regulatory Reporting in London. Andrea started his professional career at a Big4 company where he passed the Swiss CPA and CFA exams.

Sharon Freeman

IBOR Programme Director

Standard Chartered Bank

Joel Kennedy


Parker Fitzgerald

Joel is a Director within the Benchmark Reform practice at Parker Fitzgerald, a niche financial services risk and advisory consultancy. He specialises in the delivery of complex regulatory change programmes, with particular focus on regulatory interpretation, impact analyses and control framework design and implementation.

For the last 4 years he has been focused exclusively on the regulatory Benchmark Reform agenda including IOSCO, EU Benchmark Regulation and IBOR Transition.  Joel is a member of the Stirling Risk Free Rates - Communication & Outreach sub-group.

Gerard Jacob


Parker Fitzgerald

Gerard is a Partner at Parker Fitzgerald, a niche financial services risk and advisory consultancy,  where he leads  the firms Benchmark Reform practice. He has over 22 years’ Investment Banking experience covering derivatives pricing and risk, structured products, index structuring and electronic trading(DMA).
Over the past 5 years Gerard has been focused on Benchmark Reform including IOSCO Benchmark Administration, Benchmark contribution control frameworks, EU Benchmark Regulation and most recently IBOR Transition.  Gerard is a member of the Stirling Risk Free Rates - Communication & Outreach sub-group.

Claire Howell

Senior Manager


Tanveer Bhatti

Masters in Quantitative Finance, Board Member

Rutgers Business School

Tanveer Bhatti advises Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals and has experience at Executive Level at leading banks and have served in a variety of global roles, the most recent being Global Head of Model Risk at Citi. His background is in Model Risk, Market Risk, Counterparty Credit Risk, Valuation, Stress Testing and Treasury Financial Control and he has covered all kinds of risks. Renowned in the risk management community and a frequently sought public speaker, Tanveer is a Mathematical Physicist, Business Administrator and Chartered Accountant by training; he received his undergraduate and postgraduate Degrees in Mathematics from Cambridge University. 

Ekaterina Palaeva

Senior Manager, Quantitative Advisory Services


Ekaterina is a Senior Manager within EY’s London Quantitative Advisory Services (QAS) team. Ekaterina is working on derivatives valuations and risk management models more than 13 years. In her portfolio of the projects there are Rates/ Hybrids Front Office models testing and documentation, pricing models validation and review, structured derivatives pricing models development. Ekaterina is supporting EY’s point of view for needed models changes dues to IBOR transition. Ekaterina is a holder of FRM and CQF certificates and First Class degree in Applicational Mathematics from the Moscow State University.