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ICMA Workshop on the GMRA: an overview of the agreement and supporting legal opinions
Date and Venue

Date: 3 April 2017

13:30-14:00 Finger lunch
14:00 – 15:30 GMRA Workshop
Hilton Hotel Sandton
138 Rivonia Road
Sandton, 2196
South Africa

Event Overview

This event will provide attendees with an overview of  how repo transactions operate within the framework provided by the Global Master Repurchase Agreement (GMRA) and highlight the issues that need to be addressed by users.
The presentation will include:    
•   an introduction to the GMRA in the context of the cross border repo market
•   an overview of the differences between the GMRA 2000 v GMRA 2011
•   an introduction to the ICMA GMRA legal opinions, including the GMRA legal opinion for South Africa
The event will be useful, not just for legal and documentation staff, but also for front office, risk management, operational, compliance and regulatory personnel.
Lisa Cleary
Lisa Cleary joined ICMA in September 2008, as Associate Counsel in the legal team. Prior to joining ICMA, Lisa worked at Goldman Sachs on their International Warrants and Certificates Programme and then at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she developed her experience of repo and stocklending related matters, fostering good working relationships with the SLRC and ICMA. At ICMA, Lisa works on GMRA related issues, including coordinating updates to the agreement and the management of the annual legal opinion seeking and updating exercise.  Lisa also provides support to the ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council and the ICMA legal helpdesk, dealing with matters relating to the GMRA and ICMA’s rules & recommendations for the secondary market.
Kelle Gagne
Kelle Gagné is an executive at ENSafrica in the banking and finance department. She specialises in cross-border structured finance transactions and regularly advises financial institutions on derivatives, securities lending and repo transactions, and related collateral issues. Kelle’s experience includes drafting and negotiating all aspects of International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) documentation, the Global Master Securities Lending Agreement (GMSLA) and the GMRA, as well as other structured finance related agreements.

For any queries, please contact Leigh Anne Cooke.

Admission: This event is open to all ICMA members only. To register, please click here.

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Further information will be available soon.  For any queries, please contact Gemma Fisher

Register on-line for the ICMA Workshop on GMRA to be held in Johannesberg on Monday 3 April 2017

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