Chairman of AMEDA – Chairman and Managing Director of MCDR


Chairperson and CEO of MAROCLEAR

Byungrhae LEE

Chairman of WFC and CEO of KSD in Korea

Alain RAES

Head of The EMEA Region of Swift and CE of ASIA Pacific

Alexander CHEKANOV

Chief Architect at NSD


CEO Euroclear Belgium, France and Nederland


Managing Director, General Manager, Settlement & Asset Services

Dominic HOBSON

Founder of Asset International and COOConnect


Chairman of the GLEIF Board of Directors


Head of International Relations MKK Istanbul



Joseph LUBIN

CEO and Founder of Consensys


CEO of The World Federation of Exchanges


IBM Middle East and Africa Banking leader


Member of the executive Committee, Deutsche Börse AG


Managing Director Central Depository & Settlement Co Ltd (Mauritius)

Lina Hediah

Financial Technology Executive

Marc Bayle de Jessé

Director General Market Infrastructure and Payments

Joydeep Dutta

Executive Director & Group CTO at CDSL

Nayana Ovalekar

Chief Operating Officer of the Central Depository Services

Jesús Benito

Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.) of IBERCLEAR

Thomas Zeeb

Head Securities & Exchanges

Lieve Mostrey

Chief Executive Officer, Euroclear Group

Tony Sio

Head of Marketplace Regulatory Technology at Nasdaq

Woochol Shin

Head of Innovative Technology Team Korea Securities Depository

Nasser Seddiqi

Director of Corporate Finance and Markets at the Moroccan Authority of Capital Markets (AMMC)


Founder HBL Consultancy


General Secretary ECSDA


Member of Secretariat, Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures


Executive Director ACSDA

Monica Singer

South Africa lead for Consensys

Seung-Kwon LEE

Director Korea Securities Depository

Mathias Papenfuß

Member of the Executive Board Clearstream

Siena John

Senior Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific Legal at Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH).

Chris Church

Chief Business Development Officer at Digital Asset

Arman Melkumyan

Head of Network Management at National Settlement Depository,

Paolo Caniccio

Chief Information Officer Post Trade and Chief Technology Officer Monte Titoli

Helen Chae

Team Head, Global Business Department Korea Securities Depository

Hossein Fahimi

CEO and Board Member of Central Securities Depository of Iran (CSDI)

Tim Hogben

Chief Operating Officer, ASX Limited.

Chen, Feng - Chung

Vice President Taiwan Depository & Clearing Corporation

Indars Ascuks

CEO of Nasdaq CSD

André Eduardo Demarco

Heads B3’s OTC Depository Department


Dean of ESCA Ecole de Management,

Søren F. Mortensen

Global Director Financial Markets IBM

Boris Cherkasskiy

General Director Advisor, INFINITUM

Hayk Yeganyan

Member of the Supervisory Board of the Central Depository of Armenia, OJSC

Henri Bergstrom

Advisor, Business Development, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange


Chief Executive Officer Euroclear UK & Ireland

Vivekanand Ramgopal

VP and Co-Head of TCS Financial Solutions Tata Consultancy Services

Krishna M. Srinivas

Executive Vice President, National Securities Depository Limited

Timothy Bennett

CEO at Astana International Exchange

Ridouane Azagrouze

Chief Information Officer at Maroclear

Abhijit Akhawe

Managing Director in Accenture’s Financial Services


April 08th, 2019


April 09th, 2019


April 10th, 2019


April 11th, 2019


April 12, 2019

Registration for the conference
Regional Associations Meetings • Africa and Middle East Depositories Association (AMEDA)
• Association of Eurasian Central Securities Depositories (AECSD)
• Asia-Pacific Central Securities and Depositories Group (ACG)
• European Central Securities Association (ECSDA)

Please note that lunch will be provided for each regional association in their own private meeting rooms so that the meeting can be conducted while people help themselves to food
Dinner by each regional association’s own initiative.
08:00- 17:00
Registration for the conference
09:00- 12:00
WFC Board Meeting WFC Board Members and any other member of a regional CSD association and non-CSD associations such as SWIFT, ISSA, WFE, ANNA, GLEIF etc. will be invited to attend as observers.
Lunch will be available for all attendees to the conference. – Sponsored by KSD, Central Securities Depository in Korea
13:45- 14:00
Conference Opening Mr.Thami Ghorfi, Master of Ceremonies
Introductory Address Welcome by the Minister of Finance of Morocco
Mr. Mohamed Benchaaboun
Introductory Address
Mrs. Nezha Hayat, Chairperson and CEO
Moroccan Capital Market Authority
Opening Remarks • Mr. Mohamed Abdel Salam, Chairman of AMEDA
• Ms. Fathia Bennis, Chairperson of Maroclear
• Mr. Byungrhae Lee, Chairman of WFC
Session 1 Regional Associations burning platforms key issues Moderator: Mr Byungrhae Lee, Chairman of WFC
• AMEDA - Mr. Mohamed Abdel Salam
• AECSD – Mr. Arman Melkumyan
• ACG - Ms. Helen Chae
• ACSDA – Mr. Bruce Butterill
• ECSDA - Ms. Anna Kulik
15:45- 16:15
Refreshment break Sponsored by AD Capital
Session 2 Cyber Security Moderator: Mr. Marc Bayle de Jesse, Director General, Market Infrastructure and Payments at the European Central Bank
• Mr. Alain Raes, Head of the EMEA region and Chief Executive of Asia Pacific, SWIFT
• Mr. Krishna Srinivas, CTO, NSDL India
• Mr. Jesus Benito, Grupo BME, Spain
Keynote Address Mr. Marc Bayle de Jesse, Director General, Market Infrastructure and Payments at the European Central Bank
Welcome Dinner – Fuego Latino Sponsored by TCS
Dress – Casual

Mr. Thami Ghorfi, Master of Ceremonies
Day Opening Remarks Monica Singer, Chair, Conference Agenda Sub-Committee
Keynote Address - The Future is Now Mr. Joseph Lubin, CEO and Founder of Consensys.
Advancing Capital Markets with Blockchain Technology
Session 3: Blockchain is it an opportunity or threat and what should CSDs do to embrace the future business model? Moderator: Vipin Y S Mahabirsingh, Managing Director, CDS Mauritius.
• Mr. Andre Eduardo Demarco, Director of Depository and OTC Operations, B3, Brazil
• Ms. Lina Hediah, CEO, Chain Tech, Dubai
• Mr. Woochol Shin, Head of Innovative Technology Team, KSD Korea
• Mr. Alexander Chekanov, Chief Architect, NSD, Russia
• Mr. Timothy Hogben, Chief Operating Officer, ASX, Australia
Refreshment Break - Sponsored by Euroclear
Session 4: Fintech technologies and how to embrace them Moderator: Mr. Thomas Zeeb, Head of Securities & Exchanges SIX Group AG
• Mr. Abhijit Akhawe, Managing Director, Accenture, London
• Mr. Henri Bergstrom, Advisor to Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange
• Mr. Dan Thieke, Managing Director and General Manager Settlement and Asset Services, DTCC, USA
• Mr. Chen Feng-Chung, VP, TDCC, Taiwan
• Mr. Tony Sio, Head of Marketplace Regulatory Technology of Nasdaq, USA
• Chris Church, Chief Business Development Officer at Digital Assets
• Mr Soren Mortensen, Director, Global Financial Markets, IBM
Group Photo
Lunch – Sponsored by CDG Capital
Session 5: Expectations of CSD stakeholders. What have CSDs done to transform and meet expectations since WFC 2017? Have the expectations changed in the last two years and if yes how so? Moderator: Mr. Bruce Butterill, ACSDA, Executive Director

• Ms. Nandini Sukumar, CEO, World Federation of Exchanges
• Mr. John Siena, Association of Global Custodians (AGC)
• Mr. Gerard Hartsink, Chairman, GLEIF
• Mr. Nasser Seddiqi, Director Market and Financial Operations, Moroccan Market Authority
• Mr. Gokce Iliris-Head of International Relations & Corporate Communications, MKK, Turkey
Breakaway sessions two topics run in parallel Breakaway 1: Deals with the challenges of running the current CSD Business

Moderator: Dominic Hobson

Short presentation by:
Mr. Boris Cherkassky, Adviser to Managing Director of INFINITUM Asset Services (Observer of AECSD), on the topic of “ASDI - Asian settlement and depository initiative: the creation of ASD - Asian settlement depository”
Cross border links do they work? Is there a return on investment to be had?
Is there a better way to link CSDs using disruptive technologies?
The links that are in place are they efficient or can then be improved?
Lessons learnt from links that have been discontinued or failed to deliver value.
What are the most significant improvements that are needed to the core functions of the traditional CSD functions?
Is settlement efficiency in need of improvement?
Have the risk management principles in the CPMI/ IOSCO document of 2012 been met as a standard across most CSDs?
In the light of decentralization initiatives should CDS be researching decentralized products and services in order to remain relevant into the future?
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Breakaway 2: Deals with the challenges of running a future that is unknown Moderator
Mr. R Vivekanand
Vice President & Head, TCS Financial Solutions
What is the potential uses of technology for Capital Market Infrastructure?
Should CSD partner with fintech or develop their own solutions?
In which areas of the CSD core will fintech led innovation have the most impact?
Discuss the following fintech technologies and the impact on CSDs:
Advanced Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Distributed Ledger Technologies including Blockchain and in which application will they give the most efficiency and return on investment.
Cloud Computing
Quantum Computing
Automation and Robotics
Which of the above have the most potential
Discuss any use cases that have already been implemented
How could current business practices be modernized?
How can CSDs protect their core from erosion?
How can new business opportunities be identified?
What are the key controls and actions to be taken to avoid cyber-attacks?
Refreshments will be provided outside of the two meeting rooms for people to help themselves while the workshops are taking place - Sponsored by Clearstream
19:00-22:30 and 23:00
Gala Dinner – At Dar Soukkar Sponsored by Ameda

Dress Smart casual (includes traditional dress)

Two set of transportation to return from dinner at 22:30 and 23:00

Mr. Thami Ghorfi, Master of Ceremonies
Summary of previous day discussion Mr. Dominic Hobson, Principal, Hobson Cardew, London
Breakaway 1 : Report back on outcome of the breakaway sessions held the previous day Download presentation

Moderator : Dominic Hobson
Principal, Hobson Cardew, London
Moderator to breakaway 1
Breakaway 2 : Report back on outcome of breakaway session held the previous day Download presentation

Mr. R Vivekanand
Vice President & Head, TCS Financial Solutions
Session 6: WFC key projects report back including ISSA
Moderator: Monica Singer
• Mr. Byungrhae Lee, WFC Chairman
• Mr. Thomas Zeeb, Chairman SIX Digital Exchange Ltd, SDX
Refreshment break Sponsored by ECSDA
Session 7 Innovation and Diversification Moderator: Mr. Mathias Papenfuss, Head of Regulatory Implementation and member of the Executive Board of Clearstream Download presentation

• Mr. John Trundle, CEO, Euroclear UK & Ireland Download presentation
• Mr Hossein Fahimi, CEO and Board Member, Central Securities Depository of Iran Download presentation
• Mr. Joydeep Dutta, Executive Director and Group Ltd CDSL, India Download presentation
• Mr. Paolo Caniccio, CTO, LSEG, Post Trade CTO Monte Titoli, Italy Download presentation
• Mr. Thomas Zeeb, Chairman SIX Digital Exchange Ltd, SDX Download presentation
Lunch Sponsored by Thomas Murray
Session 8 Cross border regulatory challenges in particular in different jurisdictions Moderator: Bruce Lawrence, HBL Consulting


• Mr. Paul Wong, Member of the Secretariat, Bank for International Settlement
• Ms. Brigitte Daurelle, CEO Euroclear Belgium, France and Netherlands
• Mr. Timothy Oliver Bennett, AIX CSD, Kazakhstan
• Mr Sung-Kwon Lee, Vice Chair of Cross Border Settlement Infrastructure Forum in Asia
• Mr Indars Ascuks, CEO Nasdaq CSD, SE, Baltics Region
• Mr Ridouane Azagrouze
Refreshment break
Session 9: Elite Panel on the Industry's Outlook Moderator: Mr. Dominic Hobson, Principal at Hobson Cardew, London
• Ms. Lieve Mostrey, CEO, Euroclear Group
• Mr. Mohamed Abdel Salam,CEO, MCDR Egypt
• Dr. Stephan Leithner, Member of the Executive Committee, Deutsche Börse AG
• Ms. Nayana Ovalekar, COO, CDSL, India
• Mr. Hayk Yeganyan, CEO, NASDAQ OMX, Armenia
Presentation by WFC 2021 Host ECSDA Chairman to announce the host city for WFC 2021
Closing Remarks Mr. Mohamed Abdel Salam as AMEDA Chairperson and Mr. Byungrhae Lee, WFC Chairperson to close the conference. Appointment of new WFC Chairperson being the Chairperson of AMEDA.
Closing Dinner at Chez Ali Dress Casual
Sponsored by Banque Centrale Populaire
Sightseeing Dress Casual
Lunch sponsored by the Ministere Communication Morocco


This section of the website includes a presentation of the conference center and the official hotels.
We also propose under the section « proposed hotels » accommodations available near to the conference center.
Coming to Morocco requires a visa for some countries, this information is available on « Visa procedure » section.
During the event, side activities will held for the spouse


This section of the website includes a presentation of the Kingdom of Morocco and the city of Marrakech, to provide conference attendees with an idea about the country and its culture.
We also propose two other sections « Useful contacts » and « Good to know » to facilitate the venue for the participants: Shuttle, Airport, payment, contacts…



AMEDA was established in April 27 2005. AMEDA is a non-profit organization comprised of Central Securities Depositories and Clearing Houses in AFRICA & The MIDDLE EAST.
The Africa & Middle East Depositories Association is formed for the benefit of its Member community, as an elective, inter-professional and regional facility to foster a spirit of cooperation, reciprocity and harmony among members, to achieve those objectives it determines from time to time.
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The World Forum of CSDs (WFC) is composed of five regional CSD associations (Asia Pacific CSD Group (ACG), Americas Central Securities Depositories Association (ACSDA), Africa & Middle East Depositories (AECSD), Association of Eurasian Central Securities Depositories (AECSD)), Association (AMEDA) and the European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA). The associations have about 125 members. On April 15, 2011, at the closing of the CSD11 conference in Cape Town, South Africa, the five regional CSD associations announced the creation of the Global Forum of CSDs (WFC) to strengthen inter-association communications. WFC holds a conference every two years to exchange information, discuss issues of common interest, and increase their influence and commitment to interregional and global developments. The forum has a 10-member board consisting of the chairmen and vice-chairmen of each of the five regional associations. Mr. Byungrhae Lee of the Korea Securities Depository is currently acting as President of WFC, with Mr. Roberto Gonzalez of Indeval (Mexico) as Vice President.


Maroclear is the Central Security Depository of securities in Morocco since 1997, by law No 35-96 of 01/09/1997. On behalf of its Depository Participants, Maroclear is responsible for ensuring the dematerialization of securities and their storage, the management of the securities delivery versus payment that enables the settlement of transactions, as well as the administration of all events related to the securities lifecycle.

Maroclear guarantees the necessary security and fluidity, for a better functioning of post-trade processes.



Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that partners with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys. TCS offers a consulting-led, Cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of IT, Business & Technology Services, and engineering. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 394,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $ 19.09 billion for year ended March 31, 2018 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India.


Banque Centrale Populaire Group in a nutshell

The Groupe Banque Centrale Populaire (GBCP) is a mutual and universal financial group that draws its strength from the distinctiveness of its values of solidarity and mutuality, values imprinted on its organisation and its functioning, which are unique in Morocco. GBCP is made up of Banques Populaires Régionales (BPRs – Regional Banques Populaires) that are co-operative in intent; the Banque Populaire, the central body, which is a limited-liability company with a stock-exchange listing; specialist subsidiaries; foundations; and banks and representative offices abroad.

As a universal financial group BCP Groupe operates in Morocco and in Africa on retail banking, investment & corporate banking, private banking…

BCP Group, the values of a unique Banking Model

Innovation, Proximity, Citizenship, and Performance are the values that characterize BCP Group. Those values originate from the group’s co-operative and mutual model. They proclaim the group’s identity assets, reflect its culture, carry its vision, strengthen cohesion between its various entities, and give form to its commitments for the economic and social development of the whole African continent.

Banque Centrale Populaire Group Key facts & figures

Moroccan Footprint:
The largest banking network in Morocco:
- The leading savings collectors in Morocco: a market share of 26% for consumer deposits.
- The Second financial funder of the Moroccan Economy: a market share of 24% for loans.
- The most important client relationship market share: +6 million clients.

International footprint:
- Present in 25 countries mainly in Africa (14 countries) and Europe.
- The 6th largest African Bank by Tier 1 Capital.

WFC 2019, an opportunity for BCP Group to highlight its Custody and Securities Services offer in Africa

To consolidate its international footprint and to support Investors ambitions in Africa, BCP Group has launched in 2017 through its subsidiary Mediafinance, the first Moroccan bank dedicated to the "Securities Services" industry.

Mediafinance in a Nutshell

Subsidiary of Banque Centrale Populaire Group, Mediafinance is the first and unique Moroccan Bank dedicated to "Securities Services" activities.
Acting as a Local, Regional and Global Custodian, Mediafinance is close to local markets and is able to support all client segment’s needs: Institutional Investors, Asset Managers, Banks & Brokers and large corporates in Morocco and overseas.
Mediafinance provides a full range of services to its clients including Clearing & Settlement, Local & Global Custody, Corporate Trust, Funds Services, Market Services and Outsourcing solutions.
Supported by scalable technology and a proprietary web platform, Mediafinance has also developed Asset Serving solutions such as value added and tailor made reporting. From Its Hub Based in Casablanca, Mediafinance ensures Global Coverage, Network Management and operational support to African locations where Banque Centrale Populaire is implanted.

Mediafinance attributes

A multi-asset class Securities Services Bank :
Mediafinance covers all asset classes, enabling Clients to have an overall overview of its investment portfolio, and provides high added-value services related to multi-asset, multi-market custodial services as well as valuations and performance analysis.
A robust technology platform :
We are constantly investing in our information systems to guarantee the settlement of all clients’ transactions and safety of their assets..
An innovative Bank :
Innovation is Mediafinance’s aim in order to provide customised solutions in line with the latest technological developments and business practices in the securities industry.



Korea Securities Depository

Korea Securities Depository (KSD) is the central securities depository of Korea. Since its establishment in 1974, KSD has played a central role in promoting the development of the Korean capital market and the interests of investors at home and abroad.

In providing securities depository and settlement services for over forty years, KSD has been always committed to delivering cost-effective, high-quality services through constant business innovation and IT system development. As of the end of 2018, KSD has in custody a total of KRW 3,829 trillion in securities, and processes a daily average of KRW 22 trillion in settlement funds.

KSD currently offers a broad range of services beyond that of a traditional CSD. Beginning with the transfer agent service, KSD has expanded its service portfolio to include platform for asset management market (FundNet), securities financing (securities lending, repo, collateral management), e-voting service, legal entity identifier (LEI) issuance, and central depository for crowdfunding.

In the cross-border market, KSD provides custody and settlement services for Korean investors making overseas investment, and serves as a local custodian for overseas investors investing in Korean securities. In addition, KSD is a custodian for underlying shares of depositary receipt (DR), as well as a depositary bank for Korean depositary receipt (KDR).


INTIX – the data management FinTech

INTIX helps financial institutions become both client- and data-centric. INTIX addresses the challenges faced by all financial institutions when it comes to aggregating data from multiple sources, delivering the appropriate analytics and insights as well as tracking end-to-end transactions and spotting exceptions that require handling. INTIX shields end-users from the complexity of handling numerous internal systems, transaction semantics, messaging formats and e-channels. For banks adopting SWIFTgpi, the INTIX Transaction Tracker maximises granular visibility on internal payment processing steps and performance.

Thanks to improved accessibility to and intelligibility on financial transactions and visibility on actual processing, financial institutions serve their clients better and track their performance more effectively. They develop a competitive advantage which drives client satisfaction and business growth.

Acting as a collaborative FinTech serving financial institutions, INTIX helps its clients transform data into a new economic asset.



Clearstream is an important player in the securities services industry and part of Deutsche Börse Group, one of the world’s leading exchange organisations.
As an international central securities depository (ICSD) based in Luxembourg, Clearstream provides post-trade infrastructure and securities services for the international market and 58 domestic markets worldwide, with 2,500 customers in 110 countries.
With €13 trillion in assets under custody, Clearstream is one of the world’s largest settlement and custody firms for domestic and international securities.
As a central securities depository (CSD) based in Frankfurt, Clearstream also provides the post-trade infrastructure for the German securities industry offering access to a growing number of international markets.
The products and services of Deutsche Börse Group cover the entire value chain in financial services from the admission of securities to listing, through trading, clearing and settlement to custody services along with collateral and liquidity management. Additionally, it provides IT services, indices and market data worldwide.
Clearstream enjoys consistently high credit ratings and is also deeply engaged in the field of new technologies, partnering with fintechs, regtechs and regulators alike to develop joint sustainable solutions for a stable marketplace. Clearstream has more than 2,000 employees worldwide.


Thomas Murray

Thomas Murray was founded in 1994 and today assists banks, funds and capital market entities manage and control counterparty, asset safety and associated risks in the global securities services industry. The company has developed to incorporate over 100 staff in five continents.

We support: Banks, Funds and Capital Markets
• Thomas Murray supports banks (custodians, depositaries, and risk cash correspondence) by providing capital market data and risk assessments of local markets, counterparties and infrastructures. Proprietary data management applications enable banks to distribute data both intra-group and externally to their underlying clients.

• We also provide comprehensive view of post-trade risk in capital market infrastructures that can be used by asset owners, fund managers and hedge funds to maximise asset safety and monitor their counterparties to meet IOSCO and other regulatory requirements.

• We offer public risk assessments on sub-custodians and CSDs and are regularly called upon by governments, exchanges and other capital market infrastructure entities to help improve their capital market standards. With a complete global picture, TM can benchmark groups against their peers and has developed tools to support financial market infrastructures in meeting CPMI-IOSCO minimum standards.


Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion overview

Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion is a public financial institution established in 1959, with the primary objective of receiving, safeguarding, and managing saving resources that require specific security. Involved in Morocco’s main structuring projects, the CDG Group is today one of the Kingdom’s leading institutional investors and a major player in the national economy.

CDG aspires to build new models of value creation. It widens its perspectives, clarifies its vision and asserts the commitments that motivate and help the institution grow and align with the economic issues of Morocco. Reconciling between its character as a public institution and an investor in line with the challenges of the kingdom’s development, is a challenge that CDG has been undertaking daily for more than 60 years.

The main mission of CDG is to create long-term value as part of its twofold mandate which is securing and growing the collected savings and developing them through profitable investments. This done, while supporting the national development strategy through projects that create positive externalities.

CDG economic model has specific features to secure private savings while supporting public policies of Morocco contributing to economic development. This model stands on three pillars complementary to each other : financial resources mobilization, the ability to manage complex projects and Capital strength.

To support national development, step by step, the CDG has diversified and enriched its activity portfolio. It is now built around five strategic activities : Savings & Insurance provison, Territorial development, Tourism, Banking & Finance and Investment.

The actions of the CDG in these fields are a real boost for their own development, also offering the possibility of multiple synergies within the Group.

The CDG Group carries out its actions in the context of major national issues, particulary those concerning its pattern of growth, expanded regionalization, energy transition and sustainable development. To address the challenges of the kingdom, the CDG Group has based its 2022 strategy on three methods of intervention : Expert, co-financer and investor.

By developing its methods of intervention CDG Group consolidate its economic model to provide the best response to the challenges facing the country.

The identity of the CDG is shaped by its vision, its people, its corporate culture and its values. The actions of the Group are based on four strong values representing its legacy: Performance, Innovation, Synergy and Citizenship.


AD Capital

AD Capital was established in 2010 and got regulated by the Moroccan Capital Markets Authority. AD Capital has the Casablanca Finance City (CFC) status which entails fiscal advantages for international business

AD Capital offers a full range of mutual funds that gives of exposure to Moroccan Markets through “AD Moroccan Equity Fund”, an equity fund, "AD Cash" a money market fund, "AD Bonds", a mid and long term fixed income fund, "AD Fixed Income”, a money market fund exclusively invested in government bills, “AD Yield Fund”, a short term fixed Income Fund, "AD Balanced Fund", a balanced fund (equities and fixed income).

AD Capital is rated by Fitch Ratings and obtained “Good standards” for its portfolio management, risk monitoring and controls, investment administration and technology procedures; with positive outlook.

AD Capital’s money market fund “AD Fixed Income” is rated ‘Af’ by Standard & Poor’s. The highest possible credit rating for a Moroccan fund.

AD Capital has the ambition to turn to a full-fledged investment bank that offers all investment-banking activities (in addition to the actual asset management activity) and be a local preferred partner of large businesses and institutions.


The Ministry of Culture and Communication

The Ministry of Culture and Communication - Department of Culture is responsible for developing and implementing government policies regarding the cultural heritage and the cultural and artistic development.

To this end, the department is responsible of the following:

- Ensure a harmonization of the orientations
- Ensure the coordination of the actions that contribute to the strengthening of the Moroccan cultural fabric
- Promote the national culture and guarantee its specific characteristics;
- Implement the means and resources to ensure developments of the national culture;
- Maintain and enhance actions and measures in order to protect, conserve and enhance the national cultural heritage
- Design strategies for the cultural development at the regional and local level, with the objective of raising the national cultural level
- Contribute to the animation and promotion of cultural actions;
- Create and manage cultural institutions in charge of artistic and cultural education;
- Stimulate and encourage creation and research in the cultural and artistic fields;
- Elaborate the laws and regulations relating to the cultural field and ensure their application
- Establish cooperative relations with institutions and cultural and artistic associations in Morocco and abroad;
- Undertake prospection and identification of studies in the cultural and artistic fields at the local and regional level;
- Guide and manage the work of the decentralized services of the cultural department




European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA) represents 39 national and international Central Securities Depositories (CSDs) across 35 European countries. The association aims at promoting a constructive dialogue between the CSD community, European public authorities and other stakeholders looking to contribute to an efficient and risk-averse infrastructure for European financial markets.

Today, ECSDA has five major working groups (WG), focused on Risk management, Policy, Compliance, Settlement and Harmonisation particularly in the area of corporate actions and general meetings. In addition to that, we are also working on new technology and cyber resilience.

Policy WG - The Policy working group works closely with all the working groups but its major actual task is to share the European CSDs regulatory environment.

Settlement Discipline WG - The Settlement WG’s major task is to develop a framework on cash penalties under CSDR.

Risk Management WG - The RMWG mainly focuses on the Key Risks Indicators for CSDs, Internal Control Framework, split of responsibilities between lines of defense, CSD insurance and CSD recovery.

Harmonisation/Corporate actions WG- The WG concentrates on the CSD role in the shareholder identification, Corporate actions (CA) & General Meetings (GM) processing, enabling processing of information from and to shareholders for the EU Shareholder Rights Directive purposes, the harmonization of CA for the ECB ECMS project.

Compliance WG - The main concern of the Compliance WG is to follow up the developments regarding AML, General Data Protection (GDPR), EU CSD Regulation related topics and the CSD Links Arrangements Questionnaire (mainly to comply with the EU CSDR).


Euroclear is one of the world’s largest providers of domestic and cross-border settlement and related services, holding close to USD32.6 trillion in assets across 50 different markets.

We have been helping domestic markets and clients cut through complexity, lower costs, and mitigate risks for over 50 years

As an open and resilient Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI), we are able to offer a neutral, proven and secure means for over 2,000 financial market participants to connect to our global network of local Central Securities Depositaries (CSDs).

Euroclear is also the partner of choice for local authorities wanting to attract greater levels of participation from domestic and international investors.

Working with governments and market regulators we support the sustainable development of appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks that are in line with internationally recognised standards.

Through collaboration, we assist local capital markets reduce the cost of borrowing for domestic issuers - with minimum disruption to local market practices - while also establishing a strong control environment and solid transparency mechanisms.

Find out more about how we can help you succeed: www.euroclear.com




With over 20 years proven experience in the world’s most demanding markets, Nasdaq is the world’s largest market infrastructure technology provider, powering 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Our integrated multi-asset trading and clearing platforms can help trade and clear almost any instrument on the planet with unmatched speed and scale. Our market-leading surveillance and risk management offerings promote market integrity by providing real-time, cross-market risk monitoring and surveillance across the globe. Nasdaq provides technology and advisory services to over 100 marketplaces, regulators and clearing and settlement organizations in over 50 countries. More than 160 market participants in 65 markets leverage our trading and surveillance solutions. Our capabilities are unique, unmatched by any other technology provider in our space. Please visit us at http://business.nasdaq.com/market-tech/ to learn how our technology can is helping to rewrite tomorrow.



SWIFT is a global member owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services. We provide our community with a platform for messaging and standards for communicating, and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration, identification, analysis and regulatory compliance.

Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories. SWIFT enables our global community of users to communicate securely, exchanging standardised financial messages in a reliable way, supporting global and local financial flows, as well as trade and commerce all around the world.

We relentlessly pursue operational excellence; we support our community in addressing cyber threats; and we continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies.

Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.


National Settlement Depository

National Settlement Depository (NSD), a part of the Moscow Exchange Group, is the central securities depository of the Russian Federation.

NSD was founded on 27 June 1996. On 31 December 2018, the total value of securities under custody amounted to RUB 44.97 trillion. The Bank of Russia recognized NSD as a systemically important central securities depository, settlement depository, and repository. The NSD payment system has the status of a systemically and nationally important system.

NSD offers a wide range of services to its clients, including depository services, cash and settlement services, OTC transaction registration (repository services), information services, collateral management services, and technological services.

The Bank of Russia has assigned NSD the status of an operator of the NSD Payment System (registered name).

NSD settles on-exchange trades and conducts a major part of OTC settlements; it services Russian and foreign securities. Currently, NSD has accounts with central securities depositories and international settlement and clearing centers of eight countries, as well as correspondent accounts with major foreign and Russian banks. NSD services securities issued by companies representing more than 40 countries.

For additional information about NSD, please visit www.nsd.ru/en


KDPW Group

KDPW Group provides a comprehensive range of post-trade services for the Polish capital market – and beyond.

The capital group includes:
• KDPW CSD - the Polish central securities depository responsible for the registration and safekeeping of financial instruments, the settlement of trades from the regulated and alternative trading systems in the largest capital market in Central Europe, and for a full range of issuer services, as well as financial data gathering and maintenance;

• KDPW_CCP - a modern central counterparty clearing house, which clears on-exchange trades and OTC derivatives using a robust guarantee system that reduces the risk of counterparty default. It is authorised under EMIR for clearing in PLN and EUR;

• KDPW_TR - one of only a handful of fully authorised trade repositories in Europe, offers a wide selection of reporting services, including EMIR and SFTR, and is accredited as an Approved Reporting Mechanism under MIFID II / MIFIR;

• KDPW operates a Numbering Agency which issues ISIN, FISN and CFI codes. As a GLEIF accredited LOU, it assigns LEI codes for our large domestic and international client base. Our aim: to keep extending our seamless and fully integrated portfolio of post-trade and value-added financial services for our participants.

Our strengths: with a complementary offering, innovative in-house fin-tech, robust system resources and qualified experts, KDPW has over the past 25 years built an unparalleled position on the international financial market. The next 25 years is where you come in.

For more information on what we can do, please visit www.kdpw.pl




Created in 1929, the Casablanca Stock Exchange operates under the supervision of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance. Its mission is to continuously enrich the offer of products and services, but also to develop and deploy a global strategy common to the various components of the stock market. The Casablanca Stock Exchange operates according to a mode of work based on the quality of the services: it is moreover, for several years, certified ISO 9001. Making the security of its information systems a priority, it is also certified ISO 27001. Positioning itself among the leading markets in Africa, the Casablanca Stock Exchange was ranked at the end of 2017, second in terms of capitalization with 67 billion USD and 3rd in terms of volumes with 4 billion USD. In recent years, the Casablanca Stock Exchange has strengthened its openness to African financial markets, as well as its relations with operators on the continent. For example, it initiated, in partnership with the regional stock exchange (Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières - BRVM), the creation of an impetus group for capital markets in the WAEMU zone. It has also implemented the ELITE BRVM LOUNGE program, in partnership with the BRVM and the London Stock Exchange Group. The Casablanca Stock Exchange has also signed partnerships with many stock exchanges on the continent.


Casablanca Finance City

Casablanca Finance City (CFC) is an African financial and business hub located at the crossroad of continents.
Recognized as the leading financial center in Africa, and partner of the largest financial centers, CFC has built a strong and thriving community of members across four major categories: financial companies, regional headquarters of multinationals, service providers and holdings.
CFC offers its members an attractive value proposition and a premium “Doing Business” support that fosters the deployment of their activities in Africa.
Driven by the ambition to cater to its community, CFC is committed to promoting its members expertise across the continent, while enabling fruitful business and partnership synergies through its networking platform.

Why Sponsor the WFC 2019 Conference?

The World Forum of Central Securities Depositories (WFC) is renowned and offers a platform for executives and market leaders of CSDs, regulators, central banks, international banks, local authorities and custodians to exchange latest information, discuss contemporary issues, collaborate on solutions, and define best practices in order to increase the influence and engagement on cross-regional and global CSD developments, as well as providing a common voice on issues relevant to the various associations and their members.

The last WFC was held in Hong Kong, China 2017. It drew about 258 delegates from diversified market segments including CSDs, stock exchanges, global custodians, central banks, regulators, associations and system vendors.

The WFC 2019 Conference

The upcoming WFC will be held in Marrakech during the period of 8-12 April 2019, we anticipate the attendance of more than 300 participants around the world. WFC 2019 offers an unprecedented opportunity for sponsors to leverage this platform to raise their corporate profile and to acquire new and potentially lucrative business contacts from Africa.

What will you get from the sponsorship of the WFC 2019?

  • Access to the top industry executives of Central Securities Depository (CSDs)
  • Receive complimentary delegates passes
  • Reserve your seats on the VIP row of the conference
  • Your logo on the conference badges, conference kit, etc.
  • Exclusive booth at the venue
  • Publication of company article on WFC 2019 website
  • Branding on side panels kept beside conference backdrop
  • Acknowledgment from the conference podium

Assorted sponsorship packages are designed to cater various strategic business needs. Either Option does not only provide an excellent opportunity to highlight your company but also a direct and easier access to networking with the African financial market.

Sponsorship Packages

The upcoming WFC will be held in Marrakech during the period of 8-12 April 2019, we anticipate the attendance of more than 300 participants around the world. WFC 2019 offers an unprecedented opportunity for sponsors to leverage this platform to raise their corporate profile and to acquire new and potentially lucrative business contacts from Africa.

What will you get from attending the WFC 2019?

Diamond Platinum Gold Silver Souvenir
Complementary delegate pass which include: 5 3 2 1 1
Sponsorship fee (US$) 72,000 55,000 36,000 30,000 20,000

In addition to the above packages, custom-made packages are also available to fit for you marketing strategies.

For further information please contact monicasinger1@gmail.com and knidiri@maroclear.com


AMEDA was established in April 27 2005. AMEDA is a non-profit organization comprised of Central Securities Depositories and Clearing Houses in AFRICA & the MIDDLE EAST.
AMEDA started with seven members from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Mauritius, Kuwait and Muscat who chose Mr. Mohamed Abdel Salam as AMEDA president. Now members are thirty eight members from thirty one countries. Thomas Murray and SWIFT as consultant to the Association.

The Africa & Middle East Depositories Association is formed for the benefit of its Member community, as an elective, inter-professional and regional facility to foster a spirit of cooperation, reciprocity and harmony among members, to achieve those objectives it determines from time to time.
AMEDA's goal is also to support local markets in their efforts to adopt securities market regulations, while considering their specific circumstances and to serve as a dialogue channel with other organizations worldwide

Board Of Directors

Mr. Mohamed Abd El Salam (President, Egypt)

E-mail: m.abdsalam@mcsd.com.eg

Mr. Abdulla Jaffar Abdin (Vice President, Bahrain)

E-mail: abdulla.abdin@bahrainbourse.com.bh

AMEDA was the first association to allow custodian banks to become members. AMEDA custodian members are Standard Chartered Bank – SCB, Société Générale Securities Services – SGSS, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, Commercial International Bank – CIB, National Bank of Egypt –NBE and Media Finance Morocco.
Recently, AMEDA also allowed other members from other associations from outside the region to join to gain more benefits and have value added to members. CSD India is a member of AMEDA.
There are also esteemed financial companies that are so keen to attend AMEDA meeting such as NASDAQ, OMX, Percival, Bourse Consult and others.
Since establishment AMEDA had twenty eight meetings in different countries where esteemed financial companies were invited to meetings to share experiences and means of best practice in clearing and depository activities.
The main goal of AMEDA is to leverage African and ME markets up to international standard markets by providing best services in the most cost efficient manner. AMEDA members are now seeking domestic and international consultancy for linking up their markets for the purpose of opening new markets for local investors, improving local markets, services diversification and finally increasing CSDs revenues.
While the very short life of AMEDA, AMEDA managed to have achievements. Mutual visits and training were provided among members, new systems were introduced, clearing and settlement problems and risks were addressed and solutions were provided. AMEDA managed to host its first Leadership Forum in Alexandria in 2009 where member countries staff were trained and introduced to the most recent developments in the securities field. Now, AMEDA successfully hosted four trainings.
Finally after having ten international CSDs conferences, AMEDA succeeded in hosting the CSD11 in Cape Town in South Africa for the first time in AMEDA life with AMEDA members being the event host. And now hosting its second WFC conference WFC2019 in Marrakech April 2019.
During the CSD11, The World Forum of CSDs – WFC was established where the forum includes the heads of all regional Association of CSDs of the world. The Forum aims at encouraging co-operation between AMEDA & other regional associations.
AMEDA last meeting was held in Sudan during 19 – 22 November, 2018 and it was totally dedicated to training CSDs members on CPSS IOSCO principles.
More details about AMEDA and members can be found on AMEDA web site at: www.ameda.org.eg

WFC 2017 HONG KONG 14-17 NOV 2017

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