InvestOps Europe 2019

17 - 19 September, 2019

Novotel London West

+44 (0) 207 368 9465

David Weaire, Head of Operations at Investec Asset Management

David Weaire


Head of Operations
Investec Asset Management

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Conference Day One - Wednesday 18th September 2019

Friday, October 18th, 2019


12:40 PM All Star Panel: Outsourcing vs. keeping operational functions in-house -What makes the optimal mix for a streamlined, cost-efficient operations division?

Ø  The pros and cons of electing a third party - What steps are buy side heads taking to outsource different aspects of their investment operations?
Ø  Pre-outsourcing assessment - How can you establish if your organisation ready to embrace new operating model that will result from the outsourcing? 
Ø  To outsource or not to outsource - How can you establish what operational processes should be retained?
Ø  Vendor management vs. building internally - Where should you allocate resources and what factors should be considered?
In an era of increased regulatory scrutiny does outsourcing your investment operations give you enough effective oversight and supervision?

2:40 PM 360 Perspective: Maximising your STP rate - What aspects of OTC derivatives should be fully automated to help you focus on building business value while keeping risks under control?

  • Practical applications of improving automation and moving processes: What steps can be taken to ensure your internal processes are sufficient before you automate them and move from the basics to machine learning and robotics?
  • How to develop operational capacity  to prepare your IT systems to support for multiple IM and VM credit support annexes and collateral call issuance/reconciliation processes?
  • Is the need for automation accelerating market structure changes such as trading electronification or clearing? 
  • Why the need for a “joined up” front to back flow has never been more important with the execution model being the primary root cause of downstream operational risk (e.g. regulatory reporting)