Asia Risk Congress

Asia Risk is delighted to present the annual Asia Risk Congress, Asia&#039;s leading risk management, derivatives and regulation event.<br /> The Congress consistently delivers cutting-edge insights and intelligence on the latest financial innovations, risk management strategies, tech advances and regulatory developments.


13 September, Singapore





The most attended risk event including 150+ CROs and Heads of Risk



Leading international and local financial institutions from 20+ countries



The most influential decision-makers from buy-side firms and banks



World class line-up featuring regulators and industry experts

Prominent regulators and industry leaders

The Asia Risk Congress brings together senior professionals from major regional and global financial institutions and regulators to analyse the impact of global regulatory reforms and investigate the latest investment strategies adopted by banks and institutional investors in the region.

Vibrant meeting place for finance and risk practitioners

Each year Asia Risk Congress provides platform for leading risk professionals to meet and discuss mitigating investment risks in a volatile market, enhancing risk management strategies across credit, market, liquidity, and regulatory risks, and regulatory reforms across financial markets.

Analysis for Asia's risk and derivatives professionals

The Congress is dedicated to informing risk and finance professionals to understand the challenges of risk management today and provides an unparalleled insight into what is happening at the cutting edge of risk management and regulation across the region.


Agenda backed by editorial excellence

Speaking with practitioners, regulators and other stakeholders, Asia Risk team develops the most in-depth agenda to help market participants understand the latest developments and challenges of risk management and regulation in the region.

The programme is backed by the editors of and Asia Risk, world’s leading source of in-depth news and analysis on risk management, derivatives and regulation.


Boon Chye Loh

Chief Executive Officer


Mr Loh Boon Chye joined SGX as CEO on 14 July 2015. He has close to 30 years of experience in the financial industry and has played a key role in the development of Southeast Asia’s capital markets. Prior to SGX, he was Deputy President and Head of Asia Pacific Global Markets, and Country Executive for Singapore and Southeast Asia at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. He spent 17 years in Deutsche Bank where his last role was the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for Asia Pacific. He started his career with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York.

Mr Loh currently sits on the boards of GIC, Economic Development Board Singapore and World Federation of Exchanges, and is a council member and Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Banking & Finance Singapore. He was also previously Chairman of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee, as well as Deputy President of ACI Singapore.

Mr Loh holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore.

Markus Blattmann

Chief Risk Officer Asia

Bank Julius Baer

Markus Blattmann is currently the Chief Risk Officer for Bank Julius Baer in Asia, a role he has held since 2012. In this role, Markus oversees the legal, compliance and risk management functions covering all business units in Asia.

Markus has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, of which 16 years in Asia and predominantly in the area of credit risk management. Prior to joining Julius Baer in 2012, Markus has held senior leadership positions with UBS, including serving as their Chief Risk Officer Wealth Management Europe and Chief Credit Officer Wealth Management Asia-Pacific. Throughout his career, Markus has been involved in mergers and acquisitions, setting up new businesses and "Change the Bank" initiatives.

Markus holds a Master of Law in Legal Studies from the University of Basel.


Sylvie Davidson

Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer APAC


Sylvie Davidson is a Managing Director and CRO APAC for UBS Asia Pacific. Sylvie has worked in Asia since 1994 and has over 28 years’ experience in the industry. Prior to joining UBS she was COO of Barclays in Asia Pacific for Equities, supporting the business in achieving its strategic goals at a regional and divisional level. Before Barclays Sylvie held senior roles at Standard Chartered Bank and Merrill Lynch. Sylvie has extensive experience in trading, sales, structuring, risk management and project management.

Michael Gill

Chief of Staff, Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo


Mike Gill is Chief of Staff to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo and the Chief Operating Officer of the agency. He represents the agency at deputy meetings of the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Stability Oversight Council ("FSOC"), as a senior staff member to the FSOC's crypto-currency works streams, and at IOSCO board meetings. Through a Commission order, Mike has been designated as the Chief Regulatory Reform Officer for the CFTC whereby he is leading an agency-wide review of its rules, regulations, and practices to make them simpler and less burdensome. He is also responsible for coordinating the commission's harmonization work with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Previously, Mike was an attorney with Crowell & Moring, LLP, where the majority of his work was concentrated in the energy and financial service sectors. Mike also has a legislative background having served on the staff of Sen. John Danforth (R-MO) and Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-OH). Mike's pro bono experience includes representing undocumented juveniles through the Kids in Need Defense program before state and federal courts. He also volunteered for the Archdiocesan Legal Network. In 2016, Mike was nominated by Mayor Muriel Bowser and confirmed by the D.C. city council to a board position at the D.C. Board of Elections. He is a licensed practitioner of both the Washington, D.C., and Maryland Bars. Mike received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Dayton, a Master’s degree in Government from The Johns Hopkins University, and his J.D. from The Catholic University of America. Mike, his wife Kristina, and their three children Sean, Brian and Annika live in Washington, D.C.

Dr Martin Kimmig

Chief Risk Officer


Martin Kimmig, Chief Risk Officer, heads AIIB’s risk management. He joined the AIIB from The Rock Creek Group where he held the position of a Managing Director covering emerging market equities. Prior, he spent a 24-year career at the World Bank Group in particular the International Finance Corporation where he held leadership positions in both investment operations and risk management. Martin Kimmig holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Freiburg and a CFA designation.

Chatchai Thisadoldilok

Director of Research, Capital Market Policy


Chatchai Thisadoldilok CFA FRM is the director of research at Securities and Exchange Commission Thailand. His policy research interest includes investment management, corporate finance, and markets. He also serves as a board director of CFA Society Thailand, a member of risk management subcommittee at Social Security Fund Thailand, an advisor to Association of Provident Fund Thailand, and a fund committee member of endowment and pension funds. Previously, he was working for banks and having experiences in investment banking, risk management, and credit product development. He was trained in financial economics research from Norwegian School of Economics. He holds BA and MA in Economics from Thammasat University.

Dr Wang Shengzu

Co-Head of Investment Strategy Group, Asia


Dr. Shengzu Wang is co-head of the Investment Strategy Group Asia at Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management. He is responsible for China and emerging Asia macro strategies and tactical asset allocation. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was a senior economist covering China and Hong Kong at Barclays Investment Bank. Shengzu started his economist career in 2009 at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He worked on a number of IMF surveillance and lending programs covering advanced and emerging market economies across the Asia Pacific, Africa and Europe, and was a member of the IMF Greece team in the European Troika in 2014. He also held academic positions at Fudan University and the University of Hong Kong. Shengzu received an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Economics from McGill University.

Urban Wilde

Regional Chief Risk Officer

EFG Bank

Urban is a Swiss national who graduated from Basel University with a degree in law, then started his banking career as a trainee with Swiss Bank Corp in Basel in 1986. Following various assignments in Basel and Geneva in different areas of credit risk, he became regional head of credit risk control for private banking in Geneva. Following the merger with UBS, Urban was appointed regional head of credit risk control in New York in 2000 and in Singapore 2005. After a "gap year" with UBS in Switzerland in 2009, he was appointed regional chief risk officer for Barclays Wealth Asia in 2010, again based in Singapore covering credit risk, operational risk and governance. Following the sale of Barclays' wealth business in 2016, Urban was recruited as regional chief risk officer for EFG Bank in Singapore in 2017 covering credit, operational and market risk.

Asia Risk Congress is being held in the heart of Southeast Asia, find us at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre

1 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018971

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