Host: Bob Walley, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP
The securities industry is evaluating an accelerated settlement cycle, from the current two-day (T+2) cycle to a one-day (T+1) cycle. While the transition to T+2 was viewed as “tightening the belt” for many operational processes, many consider the transition to T+1 to require significant reengineering of market and business functions. Our discussion will include:
- An update on the current industry efforts to plan for a T+1 transition;
- Review of the anticipated impacts for operations, risk management, and technology; and
- Considerations for firms planning for coming changes
Meet the host
Bob is a New York–based principal focused on the regulatory and capital markets marketplace, assisting clients to operationalize rules, regulations, and controls. He has spent more than 30 years in financial services and currently leads our Advisory Securities and Exchange Industry services. Bob has in-depth working knowledge of the traded markets and regulatory and compliance functions. He focuses on risk management, market surveillance, examinations, case management, trading systems, and listings compliance. At Deloitte, he has advised several exchanges on leading practices, process improvements, and leading uses of technology for decision support. Bob has extensive experience in systems architecture, application design, data architecture, development methodologies, securities operations technology, building enterprise data repositories and warehousing, and enterprise reporting solutions. He has performed numerous assessment projects to evaluate the effectiveness of the functions, compliance to rules, and value to organizations. He has also led several industry transformation programs, including the project office for the consortium of exchanges to respond to SEC Rule 613—Consolidated Audit Trail.