David Claus, The Bank of New York Mellon

David Claus

David is Country Head, Luxembourg and Regional Executive, Asset Servicing, in charge of Southern Europe and Luxembourg.
In that capacity, he serves as Member of the Extended Executive Committee for The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, and as general manager of its Luxembourg Branch. He is also a member of the BNY Mellon EMEA Operating Committee and the EMEA Asset Servicing Executive Committee.
Previously he was a Business Executive for Asset Servicing in GFI, and member of the management committee of the Brussels Branch. He joined BNY Mellon in London in late 2000 and occupied various client facing/management positions in Asset Servicing and client management.
Prior to joining BNY Mellon, he worked for a Continental European fund manager, running 3rd party distribution as well as operations for their Luxembourg management company. He started his career in 1994 as a fund accountant in Luxembourg. David is a Commercial Engineer from Leuven University in Belgium.
David also represents BNY Mellon at EFAMA as corporate member, and sits on 2 CSSF Committees.  In addition, he chairs the ABBL Depositary Banks Cluster, and is a Board Member of the ABBL.

14.30 - 15.10

Tokenisation and digital assets custody

5 pitches


15.40 - 16.30

Digital custody – just another buzzword?

  • What does digital custody mean?
  • Are we facing an actual industry transformation?
  • David Claus

    David Claus Managing Director & Luxembourg Country Executive The Bank of New York Mellon

  • Nicolas Gerard

    Nicolas Gerard Managing Director – Regulatory Solutions and Innovation State Street Bank Luxembourg S.C.A.

  • Rod Jordan

    Rod Jordan Head of IT Operations and Business Development HQLAx

  • Gunter Van Craen

    Gunter Van Craen Vice President Digital Trust Clearstream International, Deutsche Börse Group


16.30 - 17.10

Crossing the borders of Blockchain

Focus on solutions that are live outside of Luxembourg


17.30 - 18.15

Winning in a World of Ecosystems. Our Industry in 2025?

  • Where will it happen?
  • What will the financial industry look like?
  • Incumbents versus New Players?