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The Law Meets Tech

Tech Brings the Law into the 21st Century | A Free Breakfast Briefing

7:30am, Thursday 1st December 2016: Holborn

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Whilst the headlines in banking are often about trading, clearing and margin, a quiet revolution is going on within the legal departments within the capital markets. No longer does the creation, management and execution of agreements need to rely upon MS Word, file folders and emails, but can be supercharged by new platforms available now.

This event co-hosted by The Field Effect is to showcase some of those platforms and give a fresh view on how to manage the lifecycle of legal documentation, whether for derivatives or otherwise.

  • Find out how to store, search and manage bulk agreements
  • Find out how to extract data from previous PDF agreements
  • Find out how to quickly draft and execute new agreements
  • And find out the real nitty gritty of the deployment of these solutions

Venue: The event will be held at the Grange Hotel in Holborn (London), more details here


The Field Effect white paper on The Legal Documentation Legal Challenge will be made available to attendees in the special edition of Rocket. If you’d like to get an early copy head over to their website here:

Managing legal agreements has long been a challenge for many financial institutions. Perhaps the most pressing priorities right now are the ISDA Master Agreements and Collateral Support Annexes (CSAs). But there are many other agreement types including GMRAs, GMSLAs, ACAs, CTAs… the acronyms are endless.

The problem is how best to extract accurate agreement terms from executed legal documents, and get the data to the systems that need it for key business processes such as on-boarding, trading, risk management and collateralisation. The two key goals are compliance with new regulations; whilst minimising operational risk and cost.

This paper examines the regulatory drivers, key business processes and emerging technology solutions for management of legal agreement data, and suggests a structured approach to addressing these challenges.


Bill Hodgson (OTC Space)


My career has included a wide variety of businesses including cash registers, children’s games, RADAR, oil drilling and for the past 20 years in the capital markets, especially OTC derivatives. In the capital markets I initially worked on developing software to process OTC derivatives at Merrill Lynch, in the days when paper trade tickets were still the norm. Subsequently I have worked with major banks to improve their OTC processing capabilities, including with Barclays Capital as Head of OTC (ISDA) Projects, LCH.Clearnet as Head of Product Development for the SwapClear service and at DTCC to design, build and deploy the Trade Information Warehouse for Credit Default Swaps. I originally qualified at Greenwich University in Computing, and am a contributor to three books on OTC products and capital markets and am the owner of The OTC Space Ltd.


David Field (The Field Effect)

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The Field Effect was founded and is led by David Field, an acknowledged expert in clearing and collateral management. With over 20 years financial services consulting experience, David has led many clearing and collateral advisory projects across buy-side, sell-side, CCPs and custodians, spanning strategy, target operating model and technology. He speaks at numerous industry conferences and is frequently quoted in financial services media.

Before founding The Field Effect, David was a main board member and shareholder of Rule Financial. Joining in 2004 as MD he helped grow Rule to become the leading investment banking consultancy with over 800 people, until its acquisition by GFT in 2014. Prior to Rule Financial, David spent 12 years at TCA Consulting where he served the board as head of the wholesale & investment banking practice.


Lloyd Alexander (Seal Software)


Lloyd brings twenty years of Contract Management domain expertise to Seal, most recently with IBM as their Practice Executive, Enterprise Contract Management, where he worked closely with Fortune 500 companies to replace high-risk, manually-intensive contract management processes with proven, scalable technology that delivered complete risk oversight and revenue/cost optimization while streamlining the end-to-end process. Lloyd holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, and a B.A. from Williams College.


Robin Moody (SmartDX)


Robin Moody has worldwide responsibility for the SmartDX capital markets practice. Robin joined in 2011 to be part of the team designing and building the commercial proposition behind SmartDX. Since then has taken full responsibility for all revenue and the growth of the division. Robin has more than 15 successful years selling software to the Capital Markets industry. Prior to joining, Robin was the Sales Manager for the MEA region at IntraLinks and before that worked as Director of International Accounts at Thomson Financial.


Ron Carey (Recommind)


Over 20 years experience in Finance, Technology and Product Development. Roles include software development, testing & automation, client support, product management and business development.

Combining technical skills primarily in the finance industry, to deliver client focused, revenue driven solutions.


Brendan Nelson (Axiom Law)


Brendan Nelson is Axiom’s VP of Banking Solutions. Axiom is the world’s largest provider of tech-enabled legal, contracts and compliance solutions for large enterprises. The firm’s unique solutions combine legal expertise, technology and data analytics to deliver work in a way that dramatically reduces risk, cost and cycle time.

As VP of Banking Solutions, Brendan is responsible for defining and overseeing the deployment of Axiom’s suite of services aimed at financial institutions, as well as for supporting the development of the capabilities required to bring these offerings to market. Prior to this role, Brendan was a Senior Client Partner responsible for Axiom’s largest global banking relationships.

Prior to joining Axiom, Brendan was a Director of Client Strategy for Citi Global Markets. In that role, he was responsible for architecting Citi’s client strategy for fixed income products in North America. Before coming to Citi, Brendan was part of McKinsey & Co.’s Risk Practice, leading teams of consultants in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa focusing on banks’ strategic and operational regulatory compliance challenges.

Brendan holds law degrees from Columbia Law School in New York and The Sorbonne Law School in Paris. He received his undergraduate degree from Williams College.


More speakers and sponsors will be announced soon.



This event brings together some of the best documentation solutions available, and is intended to provide attendees with a brief and concise morning event that explains comparable services by those who know them best, and as such will better inform attendees as to what may suit their firm and provide solutions moving forward. Guests can expect to receive:

  • A light breakfast, with tea and coffee
  • A copy of the special edition Rocket magazine to take home, which is being produced exclusively for this event
  • The opportunity to hear from a range of speakers, representing firms such as: Axiom Global, Seal Software, Recommind, SmartDX, and more
  • The ability to browse the 'stands' section and have independent discussions with speakers and representatives

To confirm a space and attend you must:

  • Complete the form below to register your interest
  • Receive confirmation of your attendance by email on Wednesday 23rd November

Seats will be allocated to the buy-side and sell-side first. Requests to attend from competitors of our sponsors will be subject to acceptance and a ticket fee. If you have submitted the form to register your interest, please be patient while we confirm numbers. If you're unsure that your form has been received, you're welcome to contact us to check, or contact us for any further queries. We will notify you as to whether we can confirm your space on Wednesday 23rd November.

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