Conference Co-Chair: Alina Casner


Alina Casner, Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, Head of Legal for Markets, BNY Mellon

Alina Casner is Managing Director, Associate General Counsel and the Head of Legal for Markets at The Bank of New York Mellon, which includes the Derivatives & FX, Securities Finance, Collateral Management and Liquidity & Segregation businesses, as well as the broker-dealer affiliate, BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC.  Prior to joining BNY Mellon, she practiced law in the Derivatives and Securities Finance Group at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and prior to that, at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.  She serves as Co-Chair of the Risk Management Association’s Legal, Tax and Regulatory Committee on Securities Lending, and is a member SIFMA’s Securities Lending Subcommittee. She is also an active participant in several ISDA working groups, and she is a member of the New York City Bar Association.  She serves on the Leadership Advisory Committee of the National Women’s Law Center, as well as the Board of Directors of Goddard Riverside, a non-for-profit organization. She leads the 30% Club’s US cross-company mentoring program for BNY Mellon.


Alina has a B.A. from Swarthmore College, where she double-majored in Economics and Political Science, during which time she also completed the one-year General Course program at the London School of Economics.  She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was a Notes Editor of the Law Review. She is admitted to practice in New York.

Conference Co-Chair

Wednesday, 6 March

0900 to 0915

Welcome to the Conference

A welcome to the conference and an update on PASLA’s and RMA’s joint activities during the past year will be given by the conference co-chairs.


Thursday, 7 March

1215 to 1315

Industry Leaders Debate: The Future of Securities Finance in the Asia/Pacific Region

Hear industry leaders summarize topics discussed during the conference and their concerns about future developments affecting your institution every day. Discussion will include the regulatory impact on the industry both globally and in the region and issues around supply and demand. How are capital and balance sheets causing institutions to change their strategies? Panelists will also discuss market turbulence, such as Brexit, the erosion of the European securities lending markets, and emerging markets. 

Exhibit Booth Hours:

Wednesday, 8 March, 2017

0900 – 1600

Thursday, 9 March, 2017

0900 – 1300


We encourage all of the conference attendees to visit with the conference exhibitors. This is an excellent opportunity for the attendees to meet with technology experts, gain insight into industry trends and access the newest products and services offered in the securities lending industry.

For more information on exhibiting opportunities, please email Kimberly Gordon at


Global Investors/ISF Magazine

Global Investor/ISF connects the industries of asset management, asset servicing and securities finance. It was launched in 1985 and is a flagship title of Euromoney Institutional Investor plc.

The business produces monthly magazines and supplements, an updated daily website, benchmark industry surveys and global educational events and awards.

Securities Finance Monitor

For industry professionals in securities finance and collateral management, getting beyond the hype and understanding how news events and regulatory announcements will affect their business can be a challenge.

Securities Lending Times

Leader in the market, Securities Lending Times, publisher of the RMA Daily and the ISLA Daily is the only news-focused source to exclusively cover the global securities borrowing and lending markets. The publication tracks US and International companies, providing insights into securities finance operations around the world.

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