NeMa 2012: Bigger, better, Budapest

Fri, 22/06/2012

Bigger and better than ever before: NeMa 2012 once again proved its position as the leading securities industry event for Europe, attracting a record number of participants. Network managers and post-trade players met at ICBI’s annual event, which took place in Budapest in June.

UniCredit, who has been a sponsor of this event since its early days, was honoured to welcome the crowd on Hungarian home turf. The presence of UniCredit top managers including Marco Bolgiani, Head of Global Transaction Banking, Tomasz Grajewski, Head of Global Securities Services, and Paolo Spada, General Manager of UniCredit Bank Hungary, underlined the Group’s commitment to this event.

This year’s NeMa attracted over 400 participants, representing brokers, global custodians, regional and local agent banks, regulators, exchanges, CSDs and ICSDs. Focused as it is, many participants refer to NeMa already as a “Mini SIBOS”.

Regulation in the limelight
Regulatory issues, which heavily affect post-trading services, were among the hottest topics throughout the conference. Empathic discussions also evolved around the role of CSDs vis-a-vis the banks. As the panels were constituted of players coming from both sides, regulators and users, the audience could take away a lot from the manifold topical discussions held at high level.

Reception at Fisherman’s Bastion
The main NeMa reception, traditionally on joint invitation of UniCredit and HSBC, was held at the place with the best panorama of Budapest, the Fisherman’s Bastion. When the rain had gone, the evening sun shed a spectacular light and even a rainbow over the city, leaving room for an optimistic stance on the market environment.

Written by Veronika Rief