Online Seminar | April 11th | 9:00-13:30 CET

EU Digital Finance: Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCAR)

Risks and opportunities for financial institutions under new regulatory frameworks

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What will you learn?

  • MiCAR's impact on financial institutions
  • In-depth knowledge of MiCAR's scope and limitations
  • Risk management and compliance strategies in the context of MiCAR

The seminar is designed for

  • Compliance Officers
  • Risk Management Officers
  • Legal advisors
  • Asset Managers


New EU regulations are bringing crypto-assets into reach for the traditional financial sector. The MiCA regulation introduces uniform rules for the issuance, trading, and custody of crypto assets, aiming to improve consumer protection and reduce risks such as money laundering and terrorist financing.

This online seminar offers banking and financial sector professionals a comprehensive understanding of MiCAR, highlighting both potential risks and opportunities. The seminar consists of presentations and case studies by top industry experts and regulators. The event provides valuable insights and practical knowledge that can be directly applied to improving compliance practices, identifying and addressing risks, and capitalising on strategic opportunities.

Agenda

Regulation & Supervision

  • How the MiCA Regulation Makes Crypto-Assets Viable for the Traditional Financial Sector
    - Regulatory clarity fostering trust and increasing financial inclusion
    - The EU’s competitive advantage
    - Consumer demand and the market opportunity
    - How banks are evaluating Crypto-asset related risk

    Laurent Marochini, Head of Innovation, Société Générale Securities Services


    • MiCAR Preparations and Implementation on the Supervisory Level
      - Key risks and guidelines related to crypto-assets
      - Collaboration with the national competent authorities
      - Supervision of significant issuers

      - Highlighting main concerns for banks

    Desislava Petrova, Senior Supervision Officer, European Banking Authority (EBA)

    Product

    • MiCA Token Categories – What Are They and What Are They Not?
      - Asset-referenced Tokens (ART)
      - E-Money Tokens (EMT)
      - Utility Tokens
      - Common misconceptions about the MiCAR scope of application

    Aurélia Viémont, Partner, CMS Luxembourg

    • How Will Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) Disrupt the Token Landscape?
      - Tokenised bank deposits
      - Stablecoins versus CBDCs and MiCAR implications
      - ECB’s Digital Euro and national alternatives


    Nikolai Nyrud Gobel, Product Specialist - Digital Assets, DNB

    • Preparing Banking Tech Infrastructure for Blockchain Applications and Tokenisation
      - Blockchain architecture priorities and best practices
      - Implementation timelines and learning from the mistakes of others
      - The biggest challenges for banks


    Rui Hu, Global Product Manager Trade Finance & Working Capital Management, Nordea

    Risk & Compliance

    • What every bank should know about MiCAR
      - You’re a bank but don’t want to touch crypto at all
      - You’re a bank and some customer deposits are - coming from crypto exchanges
      - You’re a bank and want to launch compliant crypto products
      - Expectations for MiCAR II and beyond

    Magnus Jones, Nordic Blockchain & Innovation Lead, EY


    • Agile Banking Compliance When Catering to the Demand of Crypto Native Customers
      - Detecting and preventing fraud
      - Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF)
      - Working together with the supervisory authorities
      - Policies and procedures for banks to thwart Crypto-asset related threats


    • Mitigating crypto risks with MiCAR
      - Common risk management pitfalls today
      - Crypto native vs. crypto curious companies
      - Savvy systems for implementing MiCAR compliance

    Sven Martinsson, Founder & CEO, VALEGA

    • CASE: EUROe – Issuing the first EU MiCAR compliant stablecoin
      - Participating in the EU policy development process
      - Future-proof compliance design for crypto-asset issuers
      - Understanding institutional clients
      - Impacts of the TFR revision

    Patrik Elias Johansson, Chief Compliance Officer, Equilibrium Group

    Course content

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    Meet the speakers

    Desislava Petrova

    Senior Supervision Officer | European Banking Authority (EBA)
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    Laurent Marochini

    Head of Innovation | Société Générale Securities Services

    Nikolai Nyrud Gobel

    PRODUCT SPECIALIST - DIGITAL ASSETS | DNB

    Rui Hu

    GLOBAL PRODUCT MANAGER TRADE FINANCE & WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT | NORDEA

    Aurélia Viémont

    PARTNER | CMS LUXEMBOURG

    Magnus Jones

    NORDIC BLOCKCHAIN & INNOVATION LEAD | EY

    Patrik Elias Johansson

    CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER | EQUILIBRIUM GROUP

    Sven Martinsson

    FOUNDER & CEO | VALEGA CHAIN ANALYTICS

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