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Representatives from BaFin, EU Commission, Lachner Westphalen Spamer, Chi-X, BVI and WestLB will debate the implementation agenda for

PBR in the post-MIFID environment

[LONDON, UK. 03 June 2008]  JWG-IT, the neutral think-tank for EU-driven change in financial services, and Cre8 Results, specialist financial services marketing communications agency, today announced details of the speakers and the topics for debate at the Frankfurt FORUM, taking place at Le Méridien Parkhotel on Monday, 16 June 2008.

Following the success of the London event, the Frankfurt FORUM is designed to help the financial industry achieve winning strategies in today’s post-MiFID environment and define the implementation of the PBR agenda.  Maria Teresa Fabregas-Fernandez, Policy Officer, DG Internal Market and Services at the EU Commission, will lead the debate by outlining the strategic vision, followed by Dr. Stefan Pankoke of BaFin, who will depict the current principles-based regulation in action.

Top industry spokespeople and the audience will then debate the strategies that firms need to apply to remain competitive within this framework.  Keynote speakers include Magdalena Kuper, Vice President,  Policy and Associations, BVI Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management; Dr. Jochen Eichhorn, Partner, Lachner Graf von Westphalen Spamer; Peter Randall, Chief Executive Officer, Chi-X Europe Ltd; Andreas von Böhlen, Executive Director, WestLB AG; Michael Krogmann, Executive Director for Cash Market Development, Deutsche Börse and James Stoker, Sales Director, Fortis Bank Global Clearing.

Key topics for debate at the FORUM include:

  • Global regulatory arbitrage
  • Consistency in transitioning the regulatory framework from rules to principles
  • The board’s priorities for technology and operations
  • New opportunities on the dealing landscape
  • Trends / market assessments in securities dealing over the last 6 months
  • Consequences: regulatory fines and customer court challenges

The Frankfurt FORUM will bring together 100+ practitioners from over 20 financial institutions to listen to the industry’s leading figures and meet with technology vendors at the accompanying exhibition.  The series continues in Milan and Paris later this year.

For more details, including THE FORUM agenda, please click here


For more information, please contact:

Cre8 Results:

Tania Vie Riba

+44 (0)20 7734 9199 /



Denise Frier

+44 20 7870 8004/


About JWG-IT Group Limited.

JWG-IT is the only financial services industry think-tank to facilitate collaborative work to resolve industry issues created by regulatory change.  Based on a working model started in 2005, JWG-IT has established strong relationships with EU administrators, leading firms and companies.  It is neither lobbyist nor consultancy and revenues are restricted to membership and event fees and content sales.  The JWG-IT think-tank is designed to help members and participants manage regulatory-driven change better, quicker, cheaper and with less risk.  For more information see

About Cre8 Results Limited

Cre8 Results is a specialist provider of integrated marketing and communications services for the financial services and financial technology arena.  Cre8 Results delivers intelligent, focused and results-driven services and solutions that promote its clients as leaders in their fields.  Ranging from financial trading software providers, to IT consultancies, to outsourced service bureaus, Cre8 Results’ clients are all thought leaders in their own right?  Cre8 Results services a range of pan-European and North American clients that are changing the way the industry works.  For more information see

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