2nd Annual QED Conference on The future of European Financial Infrastructure


Amélie Champsaur

Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Amélie Champsaur leads the Firm’s EU financial regulatory practice and is based in both Paris and Rome offices.

Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and investigations, particularly in the financial sector. Ms Champsaur is active in the fast developing area of EU-level financial regulation, advising infrastructures, EU and non-EU banks, sovereigns, investment funds and other market participants on a broad range of matters, including prudential regulation, governance and compliance (including cyber-security), bank resolution, state aid in the financial sector and derivatives regulation, in the context of M&A, capital markets transactions as well as enforcement and litigation. She has also advised clients on the cross-border aspects of U.S. regulatory reforms, enforcement and litigation matters, including on privacy matters.

She is a fellow of the Salzburg Global Forum on Finance and of the Harvard Symposium on EU/US financial regulation.

In 2016, Ms Champsaur was appointed to a high-level French government advisory committee (Haut Comité Juridique de Place) on Brexit and Market Infrastructures.

In 2017, she was invited by the World Economic Forum to moderate several panel discussions on the design of a liability framework to address cyber-risks.

She is a graduate of HEC Business School (2000) and Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2005).


Nicholas Lincoln

Group Head of Market Risk, LCH

Nicholas Lincoln is the Group Head of Market & Liquidity Risk at LCH. Before joining LCH in 2011, he was the Chief Risk Officer for EMEA at Newedge Group, part of the Société Générale, for nine years.

Heinrich Wollny

Team Leader, Resolution and Deposit Insurance Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission

Heinrich Wollny is team leader in the Resolution and Deposit Insurance unit of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), in charge of, in particular, recovery and resolution of central counterparties and insurance undertakings. Prior to that, he worked in the coordination and interinstitutional unit, coordinating DG FISMA’s work with the Council of the European Union. At the European Commission, he also worked in the Secretariat General on institutional matters. He started his career as assistant to a Member of the European Parliament active in the EP’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. Heinrich holds a degree in social science from the Humboldt University in Berlin as well as an MSc in European politics and policy from the London School of Economics.

Bruce Savage

Head of Europe, FIA

Bruce is the Head of FIA in Europe, which is the leading global trade organisation for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets, with offices in London, Brussels, Washington and Singapore. FIA’s membership includes clearing firms, exchanges, clearinghouses, trading firms and commodities specialists from more than 48 countries as well as technology vendors, lawyers and other professionals serving the industry. FIA’s mission is to support open, transparent and competitive markets, protect and enhance the integrity of the financial system, and promote high standards of professional conduct. As the principal members of derivatives clearinghouses worldwide, FIA's clearing firm members play a critical role in the reduction of systemic risk in global financial markets.
Bruce joined FIA in August 2019 and previously worked at Deutsche Bank for 21 years in a variety of front office roles, most recently as the Head of Regulatory Affairs and Market Structure in the Listed Derivatives and Markets Clearing business. Bruce also served on the FIA Board and European Regional Advisory Board as the Deutsche Bank representative. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Bruce worked for the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE) in the Market Supervision department for 4 years. He received his Law Degree (LLB Honours) and Diploma in Legal Practice from Dundee University, Scotland.

Dmitrij Senko

Chief Risk Officer, Eurex Clearing

Dmitrij Senko is Chief Risk Officer of Eurex Clearing AG and has been a member of the Executive Board since July 2019.

Dmitrij joined Eurex Clearing in 2010 and since then he has played an important role in developing the Risk Management department. He was one of the main architects of Eurex Clearing’s industry-leading risk engine Prisma back in 2011–2012, and he led the Risk stream in the Eurex Clearing EMIR authorisation project in 2013. Dmitrij has been part of the project team building up the clearing house in Singapore since 2014 and held the role of Chief Risk Officer of Eurex Asia from July 2015 until February 2018. From 2013, Dmitrij was Head of Risk Analytics and Model Validation in the Risk Department of Eurex Clearing.

Prior to joining Eurex Clearing, Dmitrij worked for Accenture Management Consulting in different roles supporting clients in the banking industry on a range of topics in risk management, regulation and technology. He holds an Executive MBA degree from the London Business School and a PhD in physical-mathematical science from Belarus State University.

Michalis Sotiropoulos

Head of Brussels office, DTCC

Michalis Sotiropoulos is Director of Government Relations for Europe and Head of DTCC’s Brussels office.

Mr Sotiropoulos plays a key role in shaping, managing and executing DTCC's public policy as well as representing positions to officials of the European Union and its Member States He represents DTCC in dealings with other European bodies, such as market regulators, central banks and industry associations and is responsible for communicating DTCC's European policy agenda and for building upon existing relationships with key individuals and groups in the public policy-making process. In addition, he represents DTCC at relevant fora, advises senior management on pending legislation and policy issues as well as on political risks and provides input to DTCC line business managers about European issues relevant to their products. Mr Sotiropoulos joined the DTCC in 2011 and since then has worked on a variety of policy and regulatory topics including capital markets, market infrastructure, securities clearing and settlement, derivatives, collateral management, FinTech (distributed ledger and cloud computing in particular), cybersecurity as well systemic risk and political risk topics.

He joined from APCO Worldwide, a large public affairs advisory firm, where he provided advice to a plethora of corporate and government clients on energy, environment, financial markets and transport issues. He has worked for the European Commission as well as for a few thinks tanks in Greece.

Mr Sotiropoulos has a MA on Globalisation and Development from the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK) and a BA in International and European Studies from Panteion University of Humanities and Social Sciences (Athens, Greece). He has also executive trainings on Political Risk from NYU Stern School of Business (NYC, USA) and on Global Risks from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy).

Mr Sotiropoulos has a passion for history, philosophy and music; he is an amateur drummer and percussionist.

Kirston Winters

Managing Director, Co-Head of Product Management for MarkitSERV, IHSMarkit

Kirston Winters is managing director at IHS Markit and co-head of product management for MarkitSERV, the largest, global service for processing OTC derivatives trades. He is also responsible for MarkitSERV's cross asset real-time public and regulatory transaction reporting service which launched in 2011 and heads product management for our MiFID II offering.

Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Mr Winters served as Director of Business Development at the DTCC Deriv/SERV LLC subsidiary of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Early in his career, he worked at Barclays Capital where he held various roles in OTC derivatives. Mr Winters holds a BSc in economics from the University of Manchester.

Giles Swan

Director of Global Funds Policy, ICI Global

Giles Swan is Director of Global Funds Policy at ICI Global. Mr Swan joined ICI Global from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) as a technical specialist on the collective investment schemes policy team. Mr Swan led negotiations for the FSA in the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, and chaired an ESMA Task Force developing Directive’s implementing measures. Additionally, he represented the FSA in ESMA’s Investment Management Standing Committee. Mr Swan moved to the FSA in 2005 after beginning his career in the European mutual funds sector. Mr Swan holds a BA, first class, from London Guildhall University and an MSc in Finance and Investment from CASS Business School.