Zurich, Ontario? Huh?

Zurich, Ontario? Huh?

SIX Securities Services travels to Sibos 2017 in Toronto to showcase their post-trade and payments power at the world’s largest international financial trade event.

Toronto is once again hosting the annual SWIFT International Banking Operations Seminar, better known as Sibos. The conference, running from 16-19 October 2017, is expected to draw in over 8,000 influential leaders from an assortment of financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations, and technology partners. Traveling from around the world, these heads of the finance industry are convening to discuss and shape the future of their sector.

This year, 13 delegates from SIX Securities Services, including our Group CEO Urs Rüegsegger, are attending Sibos to represent our company. We will be running our own stand where we will be showcasing our comprehensive post-trade services, as well as our Advanced Services, now available to our clients. Tomas Kindler, Head Financial Center Services, Member of our Management Committee, noted that “in an increasingly commoditized market, Advanced Services provides us with a strong selling proposition which places us toward the forefront of the securities services space.” He looks forward to attending Sibos for the opportunity to gain insight into the development of electronic payment ecosystems worldwide, to validate our insight and thinking in the collateral management space. And of course to meet industry peers.

Aside from our stand, Nino Ciganovic, Head Client Support and Member of our Management Committee, will be hosting an Open Theater presentation, titled “Will robots now start talking to our clients?” from 11:30-12:00 on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. Some experts estimate that Artificial Intelligence will have surpassed human intelligence by 2019. All are invited to join this presentation and ponder the potential implications. For those unable to attend, the presentation will be filmed and available to watch from Wednesday, 18 October 2017, onwards on our Sibos microsite.

Thomas Zeeb, Division CEO SIX Securities Services, will also be co-hosting a session with Richard Schwartz of Global Custodian from 15:30-16:30 on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. Their session, titled “The future of the post-trade industry – escaping the scale trap”, discusses major upcoming market transformations, including the imminent arrival of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), and their inevitable industry-wide impact. Are you interested in hearing what the panelists have to say about the future of the post-trade industry? Visit our Sibos microsite from Wednesday, 18 October 2017, onwards.