PRESS RELEASE - JULY 20, 2018 - SMPG announces the nomination of a new EMEA Regional Director


20 July 2018

Press Release

SMPG announces the nomination of a new EMEA Regional Director

The Securities Market Practice Group (SMPG) announces that Robin Leary has been elected to be the new second EMEA Regional Director. Robin is working for Citi in Dublin, Ireland as Director Global Standards and SWIFT Development. Robin has been involved in the SMPG work for more than 10 years. As per the SMPG by-laws, as a regional director, he will join the SMPG steering committee.

The steering committee is composed as follows:


Armin Borries, Chair,

Rudolf Siebel, Vice Chair,

Karla McKenna, Past Chair

Jacques Littre, General Secretary,

Charles Boniver; Program Director

Jason Brasile, Americas Regional Director,

Paul Fullam, Americas Regional Director,

Jyi-Chen Chueh, APAC Regional Director,

Hiroaki Okumura, APAC (Japanese) Regional Director,

Paola Deantoni, EMEA Regional Director,

Robin Leary, EMEA Regional Director.




Information for the Press:

Background on SMPG:

The Securities Market Practice Group was established in July 1998 with a focus on defining market practices for the securities industry based on existing ISO messages for Trade Initiation/Confirmation, Settlements, Reconciliation and Corporate Actions. SMPG’s goal is to provide the community of ISO 15022 and ISO 20022 securities message users with a global market practice on the usage of these messages. SMPG has produced over 30 market practice recommendations using ISO 15022 messages. SMPG has since expanded to define market practices for the Investment Funds industry using the ISO 20022 messages. All market practices are available on

SMPG is open to all securities players – through participation in a National Market Practice Group (NMPG) – interested in creating globally-agreed market practices for the securities industry. NMPGs are established in about 40 countries. SMPG is a non-funded industry group that only functions thanks to the dedication and assistance of the local experts active in the NMPGs.

SMPG Contacts:

Chair: Armin Borries (

Vice-Chair: Rudolf Siebel (

Program Director: Charles Boniver (

General Secretary: Jacques Littré (

Tel: + 32 2 655 4335

Fax: + 32 2 655 4552



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