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Eric Pan

Director, Office of International Affairs

U.S. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

Eric J. Pan is the Director of the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). In this role he oversees the CFTC's international regulatory initiatives, provides guidance regarding international issues raised in Commission matters, and represents the CFTC in various international bodies, including the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB), and in dialogues with China, Europe, India and Japan. He is responsible for the CFTC's engagement with non-US regulatory counterparts and involved in the development and governance of multilateral and bilateral workstreams involving the CFTC. Eric currently is the chair of IOSCO Committee on Derivatives, staff chair of the OTC Derivatives Regulators Group, and co-chair of the FSB Working Group on UTI and UPI Governance. Before joining the CFTC, Eric was Associate Director for International Regulatory Policy at the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Before entering the government, Eric was a law professor, director of a center on corporate governance, and lawyer in private practice in New York and Washington. He received his A.B. in Economics from Harvard College, M.Sc. in European and International Politics from the University of Edinburgh, and J.D. from the Harvard Law School.

Toshio Tsuiki

Deputy Secretary General

BASEL COMMITTEE ON BANKING SUPERVISION

Toshio Tsuiki
Deputy Secretary General
Basel Committee on Banking Supervision


Mr Tsuiki became Deputy Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in April 2017. He first served on the Basel Committee Secretariat from 2008-2012 when he contributed to the development of the Basel Committee's response to the global financial crisis.
Mr Tsuiki has had a long career with the Bank of Japan holding various positions including Deputy Director General and Head of International Division of the Financial System and Bank Examination Department, Private Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Head of Market Research Group, and Representative in Europe located in London.
Mr Tsuiki holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an LL.B. from the University of Tokyo.

Ephyro Luis B. Amatong

Commissioner

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION PHILIPPINES

Ephyro Luis B. Amatong
Commissioner

Ephyro Luis B. Amatong was appointed a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2014, and is currently the supervising commissioner for the Markets and Securities Regulation Department and the Economic Research and Training Department.
Before joining the SEC, Mr. Amatong was an Assistant Secretary of the Department of Finance (DOF) where he had an active role in the privatization of 74 hectares of the Food Terminal, Inc. (P24 billion). He was also involved in a number of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects such as the PPP for School Infrastructure Project Phase I (US$397 million), the NAIA Expressway Project (US$345 million), and the Automated Fare Collection System (US$38 million).
He also served in various capacities in the government, namely as Vice President of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (2012-2013), Corporate Staff Officer of the National Power Corporation (2010-2012), Acting Chairman of the Local Water Utilities Administration (2011), Corporate Legal Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary of PNOC Exploration Corporation (2008-2010), Adviser to Amb. Hilario G. Davide, Jr. of the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations (2007-2008), and Senior Law Clerk to then Justice Conchita Carpio Morales of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (2003-2005).
Before joining the government, Mr. Amatong was an associate with the Villaraza & Angangco Law Offices (2002-2003), where he dealt with high-profile litigation cases.
Mr. Amatong was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2002 and the New York Bar in 2007. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M., 2006) degree, International Finance Concentration, from Harvard Law School. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B., 2001) degree from the U.P. College of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics (B.S.B.E., 1997) degree, cum laude, from the U.P. School of Economics.

 

Tan Boon Gin

Chief Executive Officer

SGX RegCo

Mr Tan Boon Gin
Chief Executive Officer
Singapore Exchange Regulation

Tan Boon Gin joined SGX as Chief Regulatory Officer on 15 June 2015. He now heads Singapore Exchange Regulation, an independent regulatory subsidiary of SGX, which undertakes all front-line regulatory functions to promote a fair, orderly and transparent market.

Before joining SGX, Mr Tan was the Director of the Commercial Affairs Department of the Singapore Police Force. Prior to this, Mr Tan held several appointments at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) including Director of the Enforcement Division, Director of the Corporate Finance Division and Executive Director of the Investment Intermediaries Department. Mr Tan was seconded to MAS after serving as a District Judge at Singapore's Subordinate Courts.

Mr Tan's earlier roles include serving as a Justices' Law Clerk at Singapore's Supreme Court and a Deputy Public Prosecutor at the Attorney General's Chamber, where he specialised in corruption and white collar crime before leaving to practise at Messrs Sullivan & Cromwell in New York.

Mr Tan is an advocate and solicitor and holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and Harvard Law School. Mr Tan was awarded the Public Administration (Silver) Medal in 2010. He is a member of the Board of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

 

Han Yik

Head of Institutional Investors

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM LLC

Han Yik is a quantitatively oriented investor, thought leader and adviser on global long-term investment strategy.
Han is currently the Head of Institutional Investors at the World Economic Forum. He works with senior leadership of the world's largest investors (with combined assets exceeding $2.5 trillion USD) and with top government officials on issues around long-term investing, and provides strategic guidance on initiatives involving public-private cooperation. He has written articles and reports on topics including innovations in the future of investing and the need for global retirement reform. In addition, he has been a speaker at conferences held by CROSAPF, SII and NYSSA and led private sessions at the Annual Meeting in Davos.
Previously, Han was a Senior Institutional Portfolio Strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Between 2008 and 2015, he managed $2.5 billion in multi-asset class portfolios where he consistently outperformed the benchmark. As a quantitative risk expert, he also developed customized liability-driven investment strategies for his clients.
Han began his career in management consulting at Towers Perrin (now known as Willis Towers Watson) and Mercer, where he advised large multinational companies such as Citibank, MasterCard and Pfizer on financial strategy relating to employee benefits and retirement plans, as well as providing analytical support in private equity mergers and acquisitions.
Han earned his B.S. in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Operations Research from Yale University, where he won the Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Excellence in Mathematics.

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Ross Allen

Managing Director, Head of Financial Markets APAC

IHS MARKIT

Ross leads IHS Markit's Financial Markets division in Asia-Pacific delivering a range of products covering cash, derivatives, indexation and economic data and services.
With a background in accounting and the valuations of vanilla and exotic financial derivatives, Ross has worked extensively with clients and industry groups across the broad APAC region to develop solutions for the evolving regulatory and accounting standards. The current key projects Ross is involved in include FRTB modellability and capital solutions, evolution of XVA pricing and the creation of illiquid pricing and valuation services to meet Asia's low liquidity environment.
Ross has almost 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, with the last 10 years focused on Asia-Pacific. He is currently based in Singapore but also been located in London and Sydney.

Dr Alexandre Antonov

SVP Global Head Quantitative Research

NUMERIX

Dr. Antonov holds the honor of Risk Magazine's 2016 Quant of the Year. He first began studying Physics and Mathematics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, followed by the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics (PhD in 1997) and The Laboratory of Theoretical and High Energy Physics at the University of Paris VI. In March 1998 Alexandre he joined Numerix based in Paris taking on a number of positions during his tenure with the company including Quantitative Analyst, Senior Quantitative Analyst, Vice President and Senior Vice President. During the course of his career Dr. Antonov has had over twenty articles published in industry journals, including six that have appeared on the pages of Risk Magazine.

 

 

David James Brown

Director

BNY MELLON MARKETS APAC

David James Brown, Director
BNY Mellon Markets APAC

David has over 20 years' experience in the Global financial markets working in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

David has held roles across a wide spectrum of products including securities lending, repo, OTC derivatives and prime brokerage, at a range of international banks such as Barclays, JPMorgan and UBS.

In 2009, David joined BNY Mellon Hong Kong as business development manager for tri-party collateral management and OTC derivatives services, relocating to Singapore in 2013 to focus on developing the South East Asian and Australian markets.

David is currently studying for the CMFAS exam at the institute of banking and finance Singapore.

 

Michelle Cheong

Director, Credit Solutions, Risk Services

S&P GLOBAL MARKET INTELLIGENCE

Michelle Cheong works in S&P Global Market Intelligence as Director of Credit Solutions for the Asia Pacific region. Michelle's main responsibilities include product development and strategy, thought leadership and education on risk management across all client segments. She is based in Singapore and has been with S&P Global Market Intelligence since June 2012. Prior to joining S&P Global Market Intelligence in 2012, Michelle worked in Blackrock, State Street Global Advisors, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and Bloomberg; where she focused on portfolio management, risk analytics and modeling. Michelle completed her Masters in Financial Engineering and bachelors in Mathematics and Economics with Distinction, both from Cornell University; and All But Dissertation at the Ph.D. program in Finance at Nanyang Business School, Singap

Benjamin Deng

Head of Group Investment Solutions & Derivatives, Group Investment

AIA GROUP

Benjamin Deng is Head of Group Investment Solutions & Derivatives of AIA. He is the main architect for AIA's ALM strategies & solutions, and derivatives strategies. Prior to this, he was AIA's Head of Group Investment Analytics and Group Head of Market Risk Management. He is an Adjunct Professor at the City University of Hong Kong Business School and was an Adjunct Professor for the Master of Financial Engineer program at Baruch College in New York.

Aman Dhingra

Head of Advisory, Singapore

UNION BANCAIRE PRIVÉE

Aman Dhingra is Head of Advisory, Singapore for Union Bancaire Privée. Based in Singapore, he leads the team of multi-asset advisors providing clients with guidance on their investment portfolios through bespoke advisory mandates.
He has 15 years of experience in Asian markets leading investment advisory, innovation and new product development, crafting and operating product platforms and implementing wealth management frameworks across several jurisdictions including Asia, the Middle East and UK.
Prior to UBP, Aman worked at Coutts as the head of fund solutions in Singapore and at Citibank in multiple roles spanning wealth management, consumer banking, credit cards and treasury services.

James Fong

RSA Archer GRC Solution Leader, Asia-Pacific & Japan

RSA

James leads the Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Solution Specialists team across Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) region in driving the eGRC business through innovation and solution-based technical advisory.
As a Solution Leader, he provides leadership and coaching abilities for the team to attain set goals and targeted development to drive net new logos and drive incremental business across identified market segments and industries. This requires strong management capability across a wide geography and regional markets spanning different timezones, language, culture and GRC maturity. He also engages senior levels of organisations (Directors & C-suite levels) as well as front-line technologists to drive technology adoption and reference sites for RSA across the GRC space.
He brings with him a wealth of experience having been instrumental in implementing comprehensive governance, risk management & compliance frameworks for top corporations throughout the region for close to 20 years. He has worked with Boards of Directors in addressing corporate-wide issues relating to GRC and advised them on linking risk management and business objectives.
James is also experienced in devising and establishing future risk, compliance and continuity strategies; and in particular, conducting risk-based management and operational auditing for publicly listed companies. He has also been involved in the implementation of Business Continuity Management systems and is familiar with global standards and best practice in this area.
Prior to RSA, he was the SEA Risk & Compliance Solution Lead for Protiviti Singapore, Executive Director of Consulting Services for a regional leading risk management consulting and software firm for 11 years, a Management Consultant / Auditor with a Big 4 consulting firm, and was a Project Manager with a multi-national group driving business and process improvement initiatives.
He is a prominent and regular speaker at local and international thought leadership forums and conferences on risk management, governance, and internal controls.

Pranay Gupta

Managing Director

ALLOCATIONMETRICS LIMITED

Pranay has over 25 years of experience in Europe, UK, US and Asia is managing all liquid asset class investments across global markets. His areas of experience and interest include Asset Allocation, Investment Strategy, Portfolio Construction and Risk Management, and he has advised several sovereign wealth funds and plan sponsors across the world on these subjects.
As Head of Multi-Asset Strategies at Fullerton Fund Management (a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore), Pranay was responsible for strategic and tactical allocation globally for the liquid assets portfolio. Prior to that he was the Chief Investment Officer at Lombard Odier and ING Investment Management Asia Pacific, where he led an investment team of over 300 investment professionals across 12 countries, to manage over US$85bn of institutional and retail assets. Previously, Pranay has held senior positions at Axial Investment Management in London, APG Investments in the Netherlands, Societe Generale in Hong Kong and JP Morgan Investment Management in New York.
His recent book "Multi-Asset Investing: A Practitioner's Framework" published by Wiley, proposes that the basic structure of institutional and individuals' portfolios needs to evolve from asset class segmented active management, toward a multi-asset class multi-allocation framework.
He holds an MBA in Finance from XLRI India, Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and is a CFA Charter holder.
Pranay serves as External Curriculum Director for the CFA Program, and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the CFA Institute Research Foundation as the Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee. He is currently a Research Consultant at the Centre of Asset Management Research and Investments at the National University of Singapore.

Franck Fayard

Director, Head of Product Engineering

COMMERZBANK

Franck Fayard is a Director at Commerzbank in Hong Kong, where he heads the Product Engineering team for Asia. That team looks after Structured Equity Solutions, Funds Derivatives and Quantitative Investment Strategies.

He has been marketing and designing cross-asset structured solutions, both in Asia and in Europe for 16 years. Prior to Commerzbank, he held responsibilities at Barclays Capital, Mitsubishi UFJ and Societe Generale. A French national, Franck worked in France, Singapore, HK, UK, Luxembourg, Belgium and Canada.

 

 

Catherine Ford

APAC Lead, Rates and FX Sales and Relationship Management

LCH

Catherine Ford is Asia Pacific lead, rates and FX, sales and relationship management at LCH. In this role, she is responsible for building and managing the rates and foreign exchange client network across the region, a position she has held for three years. Prior to joining LCH, Catherine was a business development manager at ASX, where she focused on exchange-traded energy sales and product and business development. Earlier in her career, she was an exchange-traded derivatives broker in the UK and Switzerland.

Pierre Gaudin

Senior Director, Enterprise Risk Solutions

MOODY’S ANALYTICS

Pierre Gaudin is in charge of strategic initiatives in Asia-Pacific for Risk Appetite Management, Stress Testing and Origination at Moody's Analytics, assisting with subject matter expertise, clients requirement analysis, and use case illustrations. He joined Moody's Analytics via Fermat in 2004, and he has lead several Basel RWA implementations in Europe and Asia. He also developed Fermat Education services, designing and delivering Basel regulatory compliance, IFRS and ALM training to clients and system integrators worldwide.

Pierre has 15 years of experience delivering software implementation services for capital markets and risk management solutions at major commercial banks in Paris, Bruxelles, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Pierre has a Master's Degree in Systems and Networks Engineering from Supélec, France.

 

John Ho

Head, Financial Markets, Legal

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK

John Ho
Head, Legal, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank

John Ho is the Head of Legal, Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Bank ("SCB"), overseeing and providing legal advisory, transactional and documentation support for Financial Markets (FM) business globally for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), its branches and affiliates. He is a member of the Group Legal Management Team.
John Ho also plays an active role in implementing changes within the bank to conform to applicable OTC regulatory reforms impacting FM business. He has been involved in fostering closer working relationship and rapport with industry groups and regulators on key global and regional regulatory reform changes, including Dodd Frank, EMIR, CRDIV, FATCA, CCPs and Margin Reforms for Uncleared Derivatives.
Prior to joining SCB, John Ho was the Managing Director Principal in the legal department of Bear Stearns (Japan), Ltd ("Bear Stearns") where he supported the Asia franchise (including Tokyo, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, India and South-east Asia) from January 2003 to August 2008 covering various structured products and derivatives including equity derivatives, credit derivatives, fixed income and commodities.
Prior to joining Bear Stearns, John Ho worked as Asia equity counsel for Lehman Brothers in Tokyo with experience dealing in convertibles, options, warrants, delta one products and other types of equity derivatives transactions, equity finance and equity capital markets.
John Ho is qualified as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore since 1995 and he received his law degree from the National University of Singapore.

 

Nick Horn

Senior Financial Risk Advisor

SUNCORP

Nick Horn joined Suncorp Group in August 2016 as Senior Financial Risk Adviser, providing advice on the Stress Testing of investment assets, capital and liquidity to support business strategy.

Prior to joining Suncorp, Nick spent 6 years at global diversified funds manager QIC as Manager of their Independent Investment Risk & Compliance function. Whilst at QIC, he co-led the businesses response and implementation of the G20 mandated global derivatives and financial market infrastructure reform initiatives. Nick is an active adviser to regulators & industry associations on the design and impacts of derivative and financial market infrastructure and reform.

Nick's prior roles include Asset & Liability Management Specialist, Fund of Fund Equity Portfolio Manager and Derivatives Trader. Nick is actively interested in the utilisation of technology and gamification methods to improve outcomes for business and the economy.

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Huang Chaoni

Director, Green and Sustainable Solutions, Investment Banking, Asia-Pacific

NATIXIS

Chaoni Huang joined Natixis in September 2017 as Director, Green and Sustainable Solutions, Investment Banking, Asia-Pacific. She is part of the CIB's Green and Sustainable Hub whose main mission is to offer a wide range of services, from financing to investment solutions, through Green & Sustainable research and advisory services, to clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.
Prior to joining Natixis, Chaoni was the Head of Business Development, Asia at S&P Trucost from 2012 to 2017 and was responsible for Trucost's business development, product development, account management and partnerships in Asia.
Between 2008 and 2012, Chaoni was a senior ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) investment analyst at MSCI in London and Beijing, and was instrumental in building the company's research product in China and India. Before joining the private sector, Chaoni worked as a project manager at the UNEP Finance Initiative in Geneva with a focus to engage with the Chinese financial community on sustainable finance and investment.
Chaoni is also an executive board member of Shanghai Lujiazui Green Finance Centre and China Carbon Forum, a guest researcher for the China Economy and Sustainable Development Centre at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, and a regular public speaker on environmental matters in Asia. Chaoni has an honours degree in Economics from the University of Warwick (UK) and is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Sailesh Jha

Senior Advisor

BANJARAN ASSET MANAGEMENT

Sailesh has over 20 years of experience as a market strategist and economist in investment banks such as Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital and Jeffries LLC. He has also held positions at the Asian Development Bank, The World Bank and a faculty position at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His specialities are central bank watching, international economics and macro theory.

Janice Kan

Senior Vice President, Derivatives

SGX

 

Ms Janice Kan is Senior Vice President and head of Development & FICC (fixed income, currency & commodities) at SGX. She drives the development of the derivatives business across futures, swaps and options contracts. Ms Kan is also the General Manager responsible for market development and strategy for the Greater China region.
Ms Kan began her career with the Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX) in 1992. SIMEX subsequently merged with Stock Exchange of Singapore in 1999 to form Singapore Exchange (SGX). Prior to her current appointment, she held portfolios in market surveillance and audit in SIMEX, and risk management, product development, product management as well as strategy planning in the Exchange.
In her career, Ms Kan has pioneered the development of SGX's ETF platform, China Access products, Currency futures and RMB clearing capabilities.
Ms Kan holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Australia. She is also a Certified Financial Risk Manager by Global Association of Risk Professionals.

 

David Lai

Partner and co-Chief Investment Officer

PREMIA PARTNERS

David Lai is a Partner and co-Chief Investment Officer of Premia Partners. Prior to Premia Partners, David was Executive Director and Responsible Officer at China Asset Management (HK) Limited where he supervised the company's investment activities and led the build-out of the company's ETF platform in Hong Kong, including launching the world's first cross-border RQFII-based ETF with over US$2 billion in AuM. Before that, David had been a portfolio manager since 2002 at Hang Seng Bank, Mirae Asset Global Investments, and Citic Securities International. David has demonstrated proven investment track record in both active and passive strategies, recognized by numerous industry awards. David holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and a Master of Science degree in Investment Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and is a CFA charterholder.

Jacky Mak

Managing Director

HKEX

Jacky Mak, Managing Director, Clearing Division, HKEX


Jacky Mak has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and consulting. His roles have included chief financial officer of the Hong Kong and Taiwan branch of Societe Generale's corporate and investment banking unit and director, OTC product development of HSBC's global banking and markets group in Hong Kong. Before joining HKEX, he was a Hong Kong-based director in Bank of America Merrill Lynch's global markets division.
In addition to an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Mr Mak has an MBA and a Master's degree in investment management from HKUST. He also has completed the advanced management programme of French graduate business school INSEAD.

Liza Marchenko

Head of OTC Financials Clearing

SGX

Liza is the Head of OTC Financials Clearing, SGX.
She oversees clearing of regional Interest Rate Swaps and NDFs. She joined SGX in 2014 and served in risk and business roles, providing expertise on various aspects of Market Risk, Credit Risk, Derivatives Valuation and Clearing. Prior to that, she held several senior trading and risk positions within Maybank where she was responsible for set up of new business lines and implementation of risk and business solutions. She started her career in 2007 with IMC as a quantitative trader where she specialized in volatility trading. Liza holds a PhD in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore. She has several publications on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and her research won industry awards.

Fabio Mercurio

Global Head of Quantitative Analytics

BLOOMBERG

Fabio is global head of Quantitative Analytics at Bloomberg LP, New York. His team is responsible for the research on and implementation of cross-asset analytics for derivatives pricing, XVA valuations and credit and market risk. Fabio is also adjunct professor at NYU, and a former CME risk committee member. He has jointly authored the book 'Interest rate models: theory and practice' and published extensively in books and international journals, including 16 cutting-edge articles in Risk Magazine. Fabio holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Padua, Italy, and a PhD in Mathematical Finance from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Victoria Mio

Chief Investment Officer, Fund Manager

ROBECO CHINA EQUITIES FUND

Victoria Mio is co-Head Asia Pacific Equities and CIO China at Robeco.
She is the lead fund manager of the Chinese equities and Chinese A-Shares equities funds at Robeco. She has been part of the Hong Kong-based Asia-Pacific equities investment team since 2008. Prior to this, she spent 2 years in the emerging markets team in Robeco's head office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and in 2007 she started managing the Robeco Chinese Equities fund.
Victoria Mio holds various professional designations, such as Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Public Accountant (US) and a Financial Risk Manager.
Before joining Robeco in 2006, Victoria Mio worked for seven years in the US and five years in China and held senior positions in several financial institutions including JPMorgan Chase & Co, Asterion Capital LLC, and Banco Nacional Ultramarino SA. Victoria Mio started her career in 1992 and has over 20 years of experience in financial service industry.
Victoria Mio obtained an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Victoria Mio also holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Macau.

Stanley Park

Managing Director, Head of Legal, Asia-Pacific

SCOTIABANK

Stanley Park is Managing Director and Head of Legal,  Asia-Pacific for Scotiabank's Global Banking and Markets Division. He is based in Singapore and is responsible for all legal matters across the region, including China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Among other responsibilities, Stanley provides (i) transactional advice and support to the Bank's businesses related to capital markets, investment banking, commodities, corporate lending/trade finance and global transaction banking; (ii) regulatory advice and support re the Bank's businesses; (iii) management of litigation and disputes; (iv) advice and support to the Bank's internal or proprietary functions (including proprietary investments, HR matters, Finance); and (v) participation in corporate governance or oversight. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Stanley was with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Coudert Brothers in NYC, from 1992 - 2001; with Salomon Smith Barney and UBS Securities in Tokyo from 2001 - 2007; with DKR Oasis, as Chief Compliance Officer, in Hong Kong in 2008; with Barclays Global Investors, as General Counsel, in Tokyo from 2009 - 2010; and with Daiwa Capital Markets, as Senior Legal Counsel, in Singapore and Hong Kong from 2011 - 2014. 

Farid Rahba

Head of Product Management for Collateral Management

MUREX

Farid Rahba is Head of Product Management for Collateral Management at Murex.

Farid has been with the company since 2007, first leading the credit and fixed income expertise for a portfolio of clients across Europe, then focusing on collateral management. Farid has been an instrumental part of the overhaul of Murex's collateral management solution, leading strategic marketing, business development and evangelization activities. Working with a diverse, global client base, covering both buy-and sell-side firms, Farid has gained in-depth experience and knowledge of regulatory change, collateral transformation and optimization challenges.
This experience equipped Farid for his current position, where he oversees product decisions for the collateral management solution.
Farid also worked as a consultant for a major strategy consulting firm, where he led strategic studies for private equity, telecom and pharmaceutical companies.

 

Christer Rydberg

Head of Risk Policy

SGX

Prior to SGX, Christer worked at HSBC as Global Head of Financial Market Infrastructure Risk and LCH-SwapClear as Head of Quantitative Analytics.

Robert Samson

Senior Portfolio Manager

NIKKO ASSET MANAGEMENT

Rob is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Multi Asset team in Singapore, having had this same role at Nikko AM Americas beforehand, where his focus was EM mandates. He has worked at Nikko AM Americas for over 9 years and has over 24 years of experience in the industry. Previously, he was responsible for portfolio construction/risk management at Arden Asset Management, founded and ran an investment technology company, and was responsible for a team at Ernst & Young covering HNW individuals. Rob graduated with a BA in Economics from Middlebury College and a JD from the Dickinson School of Law. He is a member of the New York Bar and is a CFA charter holder.

Jochen Markus Schmitmann

Resident Representative, Singapore

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Jochen M. Schmittmann is the head of the IMF's resident representative office in Singapore. Before coming to Singapore, Jochen worked in the IMF's Asia and Pacific, Western Hemisphere, Finance, and Capital Markets departments. He also worked as part of the team managing the IMF's investments. Jochen has published on a range of topics in finance and macroeconomics, including behavioral finance, currency hedging, and the economic impact of demographic change in Asia. Jochen holds a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from Goethe University Frankfurt.

Dr. Frederick Shen

Head Global Treasury Business Management Unit

OCBC

Dr. Frederick Shen is Senior Vice President and Head of Business Management for Global Treasury, OCBC Bank, leading to strengthen the infrastructure, processes, monitoring and analytics to tackle the increasing regulatory and risk requirements, all the while enabling the Treasury business for strategic growth in countries we currently operate in and for the future. He also leads the Treasury FinTech strategy employing new and innovative technology solutions to deliver Treasury products to clients and to enhance productivity and efficiencies within the organisation. Fred re-joined OCBC in mid-2013 from Emirates NBD, Dubai, where he headed up the Group Market Risk unit. Prior to the Middle East assignment, he was with OCBC Bank Market Risk for 3+ years, and appointed its Head of Market Risk in 2011.

Fred started his career as a Professor of Finance at the University of Waterloo, Canada, before joining the financial industry, starting with global risk oversight of the financial engineering trading group at RBC Capital Markets. With over 25 years in the financial industry, his extensive experience includes assignments with various financial institutions and specialisations, including structured credit and real-asset securitizations at a privately held investment bank, Head of bank-wide economic/risk capital and risk modeling/analytics at Bank of Montreal, and Head of life insurance and asset management risk management at Manulife. Fred has a PhD in Financial Economics.

 

Manish Singhai

Head-Asian Equities

TOKIO MARINE ASSET MANAGEMENT

Manish is the Head of Asian Equities at Tokio Marine Asset Management International. Over a 25-year career in the investment industry, Manish has previously led Asian investment teams at AllianceBernstein, Lazard Asset Management, and Aviva Investors. He also founded and managed Arjava Capital, a hedge-fund seeded by Citigroup. Manish holds an engineering degree from the IIT Delhi, is a management graduate from the IIM Calcutta, and a CFA charterholder. Manish has been very active in the area of ESG since 2000; besides regular presentations at regional and global forums, he was a key member of the Equity Advisory Group under the International Institute of Finance.

Joe Streeter

Core Collateral Management Product Manager

BLOOMBERG

Joseph Streeter, Core Collateral Management, Core Product

Joseph is a Product Manager at Bloomberg L.P. responsible for developing a collateral management and optimization platform to be integrated within the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service. With 15 years' experience in operations and technology divisions at global investment and custody banks, Joseph began his career at Citigroup as a programmer analyst in the securities services department. Joseph next moved into operations at Citigroup as a business analyst in derivatives margin where he eventually became the section manager for day to day operations.
After Citigroup, Joseph joined HSBC as a collateral project manager and Jefferies LLC as a Senior Vice President in collateral and derivative operations. Most recently, Joseph was a Vice President and global product manager for State Street Global Services.
Joseph earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management from Hofstra University.

Richard Turrin

Chief Innovation Officer

SINGAPORE LIFE

Rich Turrin is a 2015 Risk Awards winner. Winning the Risk Technology Product of the Year category based on his groundbreaking application of risk systems in China.
He is now the Chief Innovation Officer at Singapore Life, Singapore's newest and most innovative life insurance company. At Singapore Life he helps navigate the uncharted waters associated with the latest AI and cognitive technologies.
Before joining Singapore Life Rich served as the senior executive heading Fintech for IBM Cognitive Studios Singapore, and in IBM China before that. In both countries he was responsible for bringing IBM's revolutionary cognitive and analytic solutions to the financial sector.
Focusing on the fin in fintech, Rich was an investment banker for 20 years specializing in the design of new fixed income products. He is responsible for a number of industry firsts in hybrid bonds and insurance, and made his career by thinking "out of the box."
Rich was a professor at Hult International Business School, Shanghai campus where he taught in the MBA program. Rich is a licensed Merchant Marine Captain, speaks Mandarin, and resides in Singapore.

Jamie Vachon

Head of Information Technology,

EASTSPRING INVESTMENTS

Jamie Vachon joined Eastspring Investments, the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc, as Head of Information Technology (IT), in February 2016.
 
He is responsibility for the technology agenda, including delivery and strategy across the Eastspring group. He also plays a lead role in the transformation program currently underway in the firm.

Vachon joins Eastspring from AMP Australia, where he held a number of senior IT roles including head of technology for insurance and head of technology for AMP Capital. Previously he worked at Infosys where he led a number of significant work programmes. 

Jamie Vachon holds a Bachelor of Science in Missions from BB College in Springfield, Missouri, USA

 

 

 

Duncan Wood

Editor-in-chief

RISK.NET

Duncan Wood is the London-based editor-in-chief of Risk.net. He was promoted to the role at the start of 2015, to lead the editorial reorganisation of the website and its print titles. Duncan had been editor of Risk magazine since July 2011. He re-joined Risk as European editor in October 2009, having originally worked for Risk and Asia Risk in London and Hong Kong as a writer and researcher between 1998 and 2000.
In the intervening years, he was news editor for the Oliver Wyman-founded online start-up ERisk.com. He also worked freelance for six years while living in Germany, with his work appearing in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles.
He has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has also won Incisive Media's journalist and editor of the year awards.

Margining workshop

John Ho

Head, Financial Markets, Legal

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK

John Ho
Head, Legal, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank

John Ho is the Head of Legal, Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Bank ("SCB"), overseeing and providing legal advisory, transactional and documentation support for Financial Markets (FM) business globally for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), its branches and affiliates. He is a member of the Group Legal Management Team.
John Ho also plays an active role in implementing changes within the bank to conform to applicable OTC regulatory reforms impacting FM business. He has been involved in fostering closer working relationship and rapport with industry groups and regulators on key global and regional regulatory reform changes, including Dodd Frank, EMIR, CRDIV, FATCA, CCPs and Margin Reforms for Uncleared Derivatives.
Prior to joining SCB, John Ho was the Managing Director Principal in the legal department of Bear Stearns (Japan), Ltd ("Bear Stearns") where he supported the Asia franchise (including Tokyo, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, India and South-east Asia) from January 2003 to August 2008 covering various structured products and derivatives including equity derivatives, credit derivatives, fixed income and commodities.
Prior to joining Bear Stearns, John Ho worked as Asia equity counsel for Lehman Brothers in Tokyo with experience dealing in convertibles, options, warrants, delta one products and other types of equity derivatives transactions, equity finance and equity capital markets.
John Ho is qualified as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore since 1995 and he received his law degree from the National University of Singapore.

 

Rick Lakhiani

Regulatory Reform APAC Head

CITI

Rick Lakhiani manages the implementation of the major regulatory reform initiatives in Asia Pacific region for Citi's Markets and Securities Services. This includes the regional implementation of Dodd-Frank, EMIR and MiFID 2 as well as specific changes relating to derivatives regulatory reform in the APAC region. Mr. Lakhiani has spent 13 years at Citigroup and has over 20 years capital markets experience with 15 years spent in Asia. He has worked in variety of roles in functions across the bank that have included in the past, Sales, Business Management, Financial Control & Compliance. Mr. Lakhiani holds a MA in Law from Oxford University and was admitted to NY Bar in 2005.

Jeth Lee

Lead Counsel

SGX

Jeth Lee is Lead Counsel at the Singapore Exchange (SGX), and is responsible for legal direction on derivatives, risk management and regulatory matters globally. He provides a spectrum of advice across SGX's activities, which span exchange, clearing house, depository services and other business lines.

Jeth specialises in complex regulatory reform and cross-border issues. His varied experience includes charting policy and implementation for Dodd-Frank, EMIR, MiFID II, living wills, trusts and insolvency law.

Prior to joining SGX, Jeth practised securities and corporate law at Allen & Gledhill. He was engaged in equity and debt capital market transactions and advisory work for the firm's key clients, including listed companies, financial institutions and sovereign wealth funds.

Jeth graduated with a law degree from the National University of Singapore, where he was chief editor of the law review. He also holds a master's degree in corporate law from New York University. He is qualified as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore.

 

Kishore Kumar Ramakrishnan

Risk Services Industry Expert

(Formerly Managing Director, PwC)

Kishore Ramakrishnan is a leading consultant in banking and capital markets domain. He comes with over 18+ years of industry and consulting experience and has lived and worked across multiple continents including U.S, Europe and APAC including Japan. He has advised several tier-1 firms on the "structural" and "operational" implications of global and regional derivative regulations, Basel capital reforms, bi-lateral margin reforms, Volcker reforms, MiFID II among other things covering sell-side firms, buy-side firms and financial market infrastructure utilities.

Dr. Frederick Shen

Senior Vice President, Global Treasury

OCBC

Dr. Frederick Shen is currently Senior Vice President, Global Treasury. OCBC Bank. He re-joined OCBC Bank in August 2013 from Emirates NBD Group where he was Head of Group Market Risk in Group Risk Management for the past 18 months. Prior to the Middle East assignment, he was with OCBC Bank for 4 years where he was Head, Strategic & International in Market Risk and acting head, Market Risk Management. Fred started his career as a Professor of Finance at the University of Waterloo (Canada) before joining the financial industry overseeing the risk for the Financial Engineering trading group at RBC Capital Markets. In the mid-2000's, Fred was with a boutique North American investment bank/hedge fund ($16 billion) specializing in cash and synthetic structured credit and real-asset securitizations with first-hand experience to the global markets in structured products, both in structuring for clients and for investment. His other career paths have included BMO Financial Group (Canada) where he was Head of Risk Analytics responsible for bank-wide economic capital and model analytics and at Manulife Financial heading up Market Risk with oversight of life insurance risk management and global asset management. Fred has a PhD in Financial Economics.

Yuan Xiaoli Milly

Risk Management Solution Expert

MUREX

Milly YUAN, Murex

Milly YUAN is a Senior Collateral Expert at Murex, based in Singapore. She leads the collateral practice team which is responsible for the design, delivery and support all the collateral projects for the Murex clients across the APAC region.
Since joining Murex in 2008, she has held senior consultant positions with a focus on credit risk and limit control. Then she moved to operational and finance team, working as Solution Architect for strategic collateral projects before taking up the collateral practice team.
Milly holds Master Degree from NTU Singapore.

 

FRTB workshop

Chang Chen

Manager, Financial Risk Management

KPMG

 

Chen Chang is a Manager in KPMG's Financial Risk Management, responsible for the market risk practice in Singapore. He focuses in the areas of pricing model validation, FRTB and SA-CCR quantitative impact analysis and CVA calculation. Prior to join KPMG, Chang has 7 years industry experience in market risk and risk technology with multinational financial institutions such as BNP Paribas, Commerzbank AG and HSBC. He graduated with MSc Finance degree from Imperial College London, UK.

 

 

 

Albert Chung

Head of Market Risk Analytics, Asia

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK

Albert Chung is the Regional Head of Market Risk Analytics team in Standard Chartered, based in Singapore. He is responsible for market risk measurement methodologies (including VaR/ES, RniV, Economic Capital), governance of market risk models and FRTB model development. Albert has 10 years of experience in market risk management and modelling across Asia. He has a PhD and Bachelor (1st honours) in Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Mike Duncan

Industry Expert

(Former Director, Markets, RBS Capital Resolution)

Mike has over 17 years' experience in financial markets, covering areas such as structuring, trading, portfolio management and risk management across Asia Pacific and Europe.
His most recent role was as a Director of Markets for The Royal Bank of Scotland RBS Capital Resolution team, managing the close-out and wind-down of RBS' non-core OTC derivative portfolios in Asia Pacific.
Previously, Mike had senior roles at Audley Capital Advisors, Bluecrest Capital, RBS and WestLB.
Mike has an MBA and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago. He is also a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Oliver Hsieh

Director, Financial Risk Management

KPMG SINGAPORE

Anirudh Mehta

Assistant Manager

KPMG

Anirudh Mehta is Assistant Manager in KPMG Singapore, FRM practise and has more than 6 years of experience in Quantitative Modelling & Validation and has advance knowledge of Regulatory Quant models- SIMM, FRTB and CCAR-PPNR modelling & Validation.

Anirudh has Master's in Quantitative Finance & has cleared all 3 levels of CFA. He joined KPMG Singapore practise from JP Morgan, Mumbai. His prior experience include assistance to G-SIBs and D-SIBs in regulatory planning & model validation across asset classes.

 

Adolfo Montoro

Director, Risk Methodology

DEUTSCHE BANK AG

Adolfo Montoro FRM, is a Director within Deutsche Bank's Market Risk Management department in London
He currently leads the FRTB Methodology team and represents DB in the ISDA FRTB Working Group supporting elements of the FRTB implementation and advocacy for the Bank over the last three years. Previously he has been in charge of teams ensuring the adequacy of quantitative methodologies used for market risk management and regulatory purposes (Pillar I and II)
Prior joining Deutsche Bank, he was part of the Market Risk Control Department at UBS O'Connor. O'Connor is a key strategic alternative investment provider within the A&Q platform of UBS Global Asset Management
Before relocating to the UK Adolfo was a Market Risk Manager at Banca Del Gottardo (now Banca della Svizzera Italiana BSI) in Lugano, Switzerland. He started his career in the Risk Management Department at FinecoGroup in Milan, Italy
He has earned an MSc in Risk Management from Bocconi University, Italy, and graduated with a degree in economics (with honors) from Universita' della Calabria, Italy. He has earned his Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification in 2005
Adolfo is currently affiliated with the Global Association of Risk Professionals, where he serves both as a Regional Director for the UK Chapter as well as member of the FRM Committee

Kishore Kumar Ramakrishnan

Risk Services Industry Expert

(Formerly Managing Director, PwC)

Kishore Ramakrishnan is a leading consultant in banking and capital markets domain. He comes with over 18+ years of industry and consulting experience and has lived and worked across multiple continents including U.S, Europe and APAC including Japan. He has advised several tier-1 firms on the "structural" and "operational" implications of global and regional derivative regulations, Basel capital reforms, bi-lateral margin reforms, Volcker reforms, MiFID II among other things covering sell-side firms, buy-side firms and financial market infrastructure utilities.

AML-KYC workshop

Richard Carrick

Regional Head APAC, Financial Crime Assurance

BARCLAYS

Richard in his current capacity with Barclays Bank PLC is responsible for Financial Crime 2nd line of defence Assurance ensuring that Barclay's Asian businesses, (Corporate & Investment Banking, Wealth & Investment Banking), are in compliance with FCA and local regulatory requirements and to ensure that Asian business are updated in line with industry's best practices. He is also responsible for the Financial Crime Intelligence Unit in APAC.
Initiatives undertaken include Big Data Analytics, Continuous Control Monitoring and Emerging Risks Scanning.
He has 20 years experience covering a broad range of Compliance based roles for banks and consultancy services across Toronto, New York, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Singapore. Areas covered include Sanctions, AML, KYC, Fraud, Bribery, Corruption advisory, target operating models, data analytics, systems selection, regulatory compliance health checks, and program implementation.
Education includes: BA Psychology (Canada), MBA (UK), Msc Marketing (New York)

Manish Chawda

Partner

PRAGMA STRATEGY

A seasoned technologist, Manish is passionate about technology and how it can improve the way we work and live, as well as managing risks attributed to the use of technology.
Manish has over 22 years of experience at multi-national companies, and extensive experience developing innovative technical solutions to address complex business issues. Before joining Grant Thornton as a partner, Manish was with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he led the Technology Risk practice. He is now responsible for advising clients on strategic and tactical solutions for technology regulation, information security, cyber security, governance, risk, and compliance as Head of the Cyber Security Risk practice in Grant Thornton, and also assists government agencies and international law enforcement agencies on cyber security matters.
Manish is currently Co-Founder & Consultant at Pragma Strategy - a specialist information, security strategy and risk consultancy.

Nizam Ismail

Partner, Corporate and Capital Markets/Banking and Finance Practices

RHTLAW TAYLOR WESSING LLP

Nizam is a Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing. He also spearheads and is a Co-Founder of RHT Compliance Solutions, a dedicated financial services compliance consultancy/solutions provider. He has 25 years of experience and expertise in financial services regulatory compliance and litigation.
He was Executive Director and Head of Compliance for Southeast Asia in Morgan Stanley Singapore. Nizam was also formerly Senior Vice President and Head of Compliance for Southeast Asia at Lehman Brothers Singapore, Executive Director (Legal and Compliance) in Nomura Singapore and Senior Legal Counsel of Citigroup (Corporate and Investment Bank). Nizam's area of compliance coverage included markets, investment banking, corporate banking, private banking and asset management. Nizam's product coverage included fixed income, equities, commodities, currency, rates, derivatives, futures, structured deposits.

Nizam spent six years as a regulator at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), where he was Deputy Director and Head of the Market Conduct Policy Division. There, Nizam worked on various policy reviews relating to the capital markets, including various policy reviews leading to the enactment of the Securities and Futures Act, the Financial Advisers Act, Trust Companies Act and the Business Trust Act. Nizam also conducted a review on the application of competition law on financial services. Nizam also worked with other international financial services regulators on a variety of cross-border regulatory projects.

The policy reviews that Nizam oversaw at MAS included: (1) revamp of regulatory framework on markets/recognized market operators, (2) dual currency investments, (3) credit card solicitation rules, (4) disclosure requirements for investment products, (5) rationalisation of wholesale/retail investors, (6) extra-territorial application, (7) regulation of traded life/endowment policies, (8) civil penalty regime for market misconduct, (9) review of insider trading, (10) licensing and business conduct issues, (11) policies behind regulation capital markets intermediaries, (12) implementation of recommendations of Corporate Law and Regulatory Framework Committee (CLRFC).

At the MAS, Nizam also worked on policy issues relating to corporate governance issues. Issues include: (1) review of corporate governance code, (2) quarterly reporting, (3) disclosure of operating and financial reports by listed companies and (4) drafting of the Code of Corporate Governance for listed companies.

Having graduated from the NUS Law School in 1991 on a Public Service Commission Local Merit Scholarship, Nizam started his legal career as Deputy Public Prosecutor/State Counsel at the Commercial Affairs Department, where he prosecuted high-profile corporate and market misconduct cases including insider trading, market rigging and fraud.

 

Jawad Latif

Principal Auditor, Anti Financial Crime/Compliance

DEUTSCHE BANK

Jawad is a Compliance and Anti Financial Crime control specialist with 8 years of experience in the second and third line of defense advising tier one financial institutions on strengthening internal control environments and remediation exercises.

Jeffrey Tan

Head, Strategic Business Development & Product Strategy

Y3 TECHNOLOGIES

Title: Head, Strategic Business Development & Product Strategy, Y3 Technologies
Vice Chairman, Singapore Computer Society (SCS) Supply Chain Management Special Interest Group
Deputy Chairman, Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) Digital Commerce Interest Group Short

Bio:
Jeffrey heads Strategic Business Development & Product Strategy at Y3 Technologies, a Singapore home-grown end-to-end supply chain software solutions provider with over 3 decades specializing in Supply Chain Management, e-Commerce, CRM & Loyalty, Data Analytics & IT Infrastructure. At the same time, Jeffrey is also the Vice Chairman of the Singapore Computer Society Supply Chain Management Special Interest Group & Deputy Chairman of the Singapore Manufacturing Federation Digital Commerce Interest Group.

He brings over 18 years' experience in applying technology to drive business innovation & operational excellence in smart cities, ports, customs, trade, supply chain, logistics, e-commerce and retail. Jeffrey has worked closely together with both technology giants like IBM & NTT Data on major global trade blockchain initiatives and blockchain startups in the area of supply chain, logistics and fintech. Prior to Y3, Jeffrey held regional & global roles in Global eTrade Services, CrimsonLogic, Ascendas-Singbridge, IDA & PSA Singapore.

Jeffrey obtained his certification in Professional Project Management and Business Analysis from the Project Management Institute and International Institute of Business Analysis respectively. He holds both a Bachelor of Computing Degree from the National University of Singapore and a Diploma in Computer Studies from the Ngee Ann Polytechnic of Singapore. ---

 

Mona Zoet

Co-Founder

REGPAC

Mona is a Partner at FinTech Consortium and Co-Founder of RegPac as well as Co-Creator of BlockOn and InsurByte conferences.
She also serves as Executive Board Member, Vice Chair of the Singapore Chapter, South East Asia Lead of the International RegTech Association (IRTA), which exists to ease and accelerate the evolution of RegTech through facilitation, integration and collaboration, throughout the entire global RegTech ecosystem.
She is also the Founder of her own company ThinkMola that specializes in Training, AML/KYC compliance and risk management advisory services.
She furthermore is Director of Risk Management and Special Projects with ACCESS: Association of Cryptocurrecies and Start-Up Enterprises Singapore and works together with the Global Blockchain Forum (GBF) to establish best practices guidelines around Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. She is a strong advocate of regulation Technology (RegTech) and is the Co-Founder of RegTech Connect.
Mona started her career in banking and for over a decade she worked in challenging positions within Legal, Financial Crime Compliance and Risk Management around the globe; starting with ABN AMRO in the Netherlands, JP Morgan in Hong Kong, Lloyds Banking Group in New York, State Street in Boston MA and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Singapore, to name a few.

Yusuf Yasin

Senior Operational Risk Officer - Financial Markets

STANDARD CHARTERED

Yusuf Yasin is working as a Senior Operational Risk Officer for Financial Markets at Standard Chartered bank in Singapore. Before joining Standard Chartered in 2008, Yusuf was with Lehman Brothers heading Operational risk for Asia, based in Tokyo. In addition to the Regional responsibilities, he had also been involved in building Lehman's global AMA framework. Previous experience involve roles in Derivatives Product Control in Lehman and Rates desk support in JP Morgan

Smart Beta Beyond DM

Dr. Jason Hsu

Founder, Chairman & CIO

RAYLIANT GLOBAL ADVISORS

Dr. Jason Hsu is the Founder, Chairman and CIO of Rayliant Global Advisors. Throughout his accomplished career, Jason's commitment to academic rigor and investor advocacy have led him to research, develop, and bring to market investment strategies that create significant value for investors. At Rayliant, Jason is continuing that commitment by educating investors and offering products to transform the investment ecosystem in Asia and beyond. Prior to his current role, Jason was the Co-founder and Vice chairman of Research Affiliates.

Jason is at the forefront of the smart beta revolution and is one of the world's most recognized thought leaders in that space. Building on his pioneering work on the RAFITM Fundamental IndexTM approach to investing with Rob Arnott in 2005, he has published numerous articles on the topic, notably his articles "A Survey of Alternative Equity Index Strategies," which won a 2011 Graham and Dodd Scroll Award and the Readers' Choice Award from CFA Institute; and "The Surprising Alpha from Malkiel's Monkey and Upside-Down Strategies," which won the 2013 Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award for Outstanding Paper in the Journal of Portfolio Management. In 2015, Jason received the Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Outstanding Article Award for "A Study of Low-Volatility Portfolio Construction Methods" published in the Journal of Portfolio Management. He has twice received the William F. Sharpe Award for Best New Index Research (2005 and 2013), which is awarded by Institutional Investor Journals.

Jason is a member of the board of directors at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, as well as an adjunct professor in finance. For his service to UCLA's Anderson School, he received the 2009 Outstanding Service Award. He has also held visiting professorships at UC Irvine Merage Business School, Taiwan National Chengchi University and Kyoto University.

Jason has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Investment Management and serves on the editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal, the Journal of Index Investing, the Journal of Investment Consulting, and the Journal of Investment Management.

Jason graduated with a BS (summa cum laude) in physics from the California Institute of Technology, was awarded an MS in finance from Stanford University, and earned his Ph.D. in finance from UCLA, where he conducted research on the equity premium, business cycles, and portfolio allocations.

 

David Lai

Partner and co-Chief Investment Officer

PREMIA PARTNERS

David Lai is a Partner and co-Chief Investment Officer of Premia Partners. Prior to Premia Partners, David was Executive Director and Responsible Officer at China Asset Management (HK) Limited where he supervised the company's investment activities and led the build-out of the company's ETF platform in Hong Kong, including launching the world's first cross-border RQFII-based ETF with over US$2 billion in AuM. Before that, David had been a portfolio manager since 2002 at Hang Seng Bank, Mirae Asset Global Investments, and Citic Securities International. David has demonstrated proven investment track record in both active and passive strategies, recognized by numerous industry awards. David holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and a Master of Science degree in Investment Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and is a CFA charterholder.

Kinger Lau

Chief China Equity Strategist, Macro Research

GOLDMAN SACHS

Kinger is the chief China equity strategist in Macro Research, covering China onshore and offshore equities as well as China-linked markets in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Previously, he was on the Asia Pacific Strategy Research team. Kinger joined Goldman Sachs in 2004 and was named managing director in 2015. Kinger earned a Bachelor of Commerce, with honors, from the University of British Columbia and a master's degree in finance
from the London School of Economics. He is a CFA charterholder and a certified public accountant.

Aleksey Mironenko

Partner and Chief Distribution Officer

PREMIA PARTNERS

As Chief Distribution Officer, Aleksey is responsible for driving ETF growth, client education and external engagement with clients, partners and investors at Premia Partners. Prior to joining the firm, Aleksey was an experienced practitioner in the ETF industry and has been part of the finance community across the globe. He was in various leadership positions at iShares, including Head of APAC Fixed Income and Head of Asia ex-Japan Institutional Sales. He was also part of the iShares APAC COO team, responsible for business management and strategy across the region. Before moving to Hong Kong, Aleksey was part of the BlackRock Financial Institutions Group (FIG) in London, focusing on sales and relationship management with European insurers. Prior to that, he was based in Tokyo, responsible for relationship management, client service and product development for the firm's Japanese clients. Aleksey began his career as an analyst in BlackRock's New York office, working on client service and support for Asian and Middle Eastern clients.

Aleksey earned a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Finance and General Accounting from New York University.

 

 

Michael Preiss

Executive Director, Client Investments

TAURUS FAMILY OFFICE

Michael currently serves as a Portfolio Strategist at Taurus Family Office - a Multi Family Office based in Singapore. Previously, he was Chief Equity Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank and a member of the bank's Global Investment Council where he was responsible for the" house-view" on Equities. Michael has 21 years' experience in global financial markets and has worked in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Middle East, Africa, and Singapore in various investment and research functions. Michael is a graduate of the European Business School with a major in Finance and international economics, having studied at the school's centers in London, Paris, Bologna, and Italy in their respective local languages. In addition, he also studied in Japan, Korea, and China. Michael has taught extensively on Finance and Wealth Management in Asia, Middle East, and Africa. He has also been invited to teach and has designed courses for The Graduate School of The People's Bank of China, China's Central Bank. He has also been a guest lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong where he taught on Technical Analysis as well as a course on Banking & Financial Institutions with a focus on China's Financial System. In Singapore, he is an Adjunct Researcher at the Centre for African Studies at NTU (Nanyang Technological University).