Asia Risk Congress 2021

Asia Risk is delighted to present the annual Asia Risk Congress, Asia's leading risk management, derivatives and regulation event. Attended by 1,000+ delegates, the event will discuss the latest on libor transition, regulatory developments, non-financial risk, and derivatives.

Our expert line-up of advisory board members have informed and endorsed the Asia Risk Congress 2021 agenda. Here are just some of our industry leading advisors:

Eriko Kawano

Chief Manager, Legal Department & Securities Operations Department

Nippon Life Insurance Company

Professional Career     :

2010: Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company: Assistant Manager, Legal Department

2015: Vice President, Nippon Life Asia Pacific Reginal H.Q. (Singapore) (Seconded)

2018: Manager, Structured Finance Department

2020: Manager, Legal Department

2021: Chief Manager, Legal Department & Securities Operations Department

Certificate: Attorney at Law (Admitted in Japan, 2009)

Dickenson Africa

Deputy Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Mr. Dickenson Africa is a governance, audit, controls, risk and business continuity management professional with more than 20 years experience in the financial, compliance, operations, and information systems audit and assurance of financial institutions. He has vast experience in assessing the quality and effectiveness of risk management system/process, IT governance and controls, information security, and business continuity management systems. He is currently the Head of the Business Continuity Management Group of the Risk and Compliance Office at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. He also serves as the Director for Knowledge and a member of the Board of Trustees of ISACA Manila Chapter. Mr. Africa occasionally serves as a resource speaker for IT governance, audit, controls, risk management and business continuity management for both government and private entities, including domestic and international organizations. Mr. Africa obtained his professional education on Crisis Management and Business Continuity Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Master of Business Administration, Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor, and a Certified Data Privacy Practitioner.

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Andrew Chin

Chief Risk Officer and Head of Quantitative Research

AllianceBernstein

Andrew Y. Chin is the Chief Risk Officer and Head of Quantitative Research for AB. As the Chief Risk Officer, Chin oversees all aspects of risk management to ensure that the risks being taken are well understood and appropriately managed.  In the Quantitative Research role, he is responsible for the firm’s data science strategy and for optimizing the quantitative research infrastructure, tools and resources across the firm’s investing platforms. He joined the firm in 1997 and held various quantitative research roles in New York and London.  In 2004, Chin became a senior portfolio manager for Style Blend Equities. In 2005, he was named director of Quantitative Research for Value Equities. Prior to joining the firm, Chin was a project manager and business analyst in Global Investment Management at Bankers Trust from 1994 to 1997.

Chin teaches in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (Master of Financial Engineering Program) at Cornell University.  He also leads teams of students on capstone projects utilizing quantitative and data science skills to address investment issues.

Chin earned a BA and an MBA from Cornell University.

Karla Angelleen Dalisay-Menorca

Chief Risk Officer

Chang Hwa Commercial Bank

10 years experience in banking, with focus on enterprise risk management, stress testing, and risk-based capital adequacy assessment. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Master in Applied Mathematics major in Mathematical Finance from Ateneo de Manila University. Worked several years with HSBC - - both in its Philippine and Hong Kong offices, followed by a few years as Planning and Risk Officer for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - Manila Branch. Now serving as the Chief Risk Officer of a Taiwanese bank in the Philippines. Currently residing in Metro Manila with husband and son.

Orla Cowan

Chief Risk Officer

ClearView Wealth

ClearView appointed Orla Cowan as Chief Risk Officer in September 2019.

Orla’s experience spans 20 years across notable financial institutions like BlackRock Australia, Challenger Financial Services Group , Zurich Capital Markets and most recently, ANZ Global Wealth, where she spent five years as Head of CIO Governance.  At ANZ her responsibilities included the development, implementation and monitoring of the CIO operational risk and compliance plan, and fiduciary reporting to the Board.  Prior to ANZ she spent four years at BlackRock as Director – Country Head of Compliance where optimising cross-functional abilities was a key focus.  Taken together, her experience ensures a proven track record in risk management, compliance and governance.

Sangeeta Venkatesen

Executive Chairman

FairVine Super

Sangeeta Venkatesan is the co founder and chairman of FairVine Super, an independent and solutions focused superannuation fund, and the co founder of Applegrove Capital, a capital advisory and investment management firm focused on sustainable investment including renewable energy, healthcare and food security with an emphasis on regional Australia She has recently been appointed as the non e xecutive chairman of IBA Novatti, a subsidiary of the ASX listed Novatti Group Ltd.

She also serves as a Board Member and Treasurer of Women in Banking and Finance (Treasurer of Australia India Business Council NSW Advisory Board M ember of JC Happiness Charity Foundation (Hong Kong), in partnership with the Fred Hollows Foundation and Advisory Board Member of Risk Australia.

Having worked in the banking and finance sector for close to 2 5 years, Sangeeta’s experience spans the globe including London, Mumbai, Singapore, Hong Kong a nd Sydney, at some of the most prominent and globally recognised firms such as KPMG, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers/Nomura, and The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (‘Before commencing her journey in entrepreneurship she was the CEO of an Australian stock broking firm where she grew its reven ue by 30% in under 18 months.

Whist at CBA Sangeeta represented the bank at various government led Australia China financial collaboration dialogues and co authored a book titled “The Renminbi from the Peoples’ Money to a
Global Currency” focusing on the evolving Chinese economy and financial liberalisation.

She played a significant role in integrating the erstwhile Lehman Bothers’ business into Nomura and represented the firm at ISDA Credit Derivatives Committee and AFME Credit Board.

She is a highly sought after speaker and thought leader across the banking and finance sector covering a variety of topics including fintech, sustainability and equality and diversity.

Sangeeta won the Innovator of the Year award at Money Management and Super Review’s Women in Financial Services Awards 2019 and was featured in the CEO Magazine for her contribution to women in business.

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Henrik Andersson

Chief Investment Officer

Apollo Capital

Henrik is the co-founder and CIO of Apollo Capital, Australia’s premier crypto fund. Henrik has over 17 years of experience in global financial markets, with almost a decade on Wall Street. Henrik has extensive experience across three continents as a quantitative analyst, senior research analyst and in institutional equity sales. Henrik holds a Master of Science in engineering physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and a Master of Science in business administration and economics from Stockholm University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Jessica Bartlett

Global Head of Financial Crime Legal

Barclays

Jessica Bartlett is the Director of Financial Crime Legal – APAC at Barclays and is based in Hong Kong.  Jessica advises compliance and legal teams, business lines and senior management across the APAC region on financial crime issues including economic sanctions, export controls, anti-money laundering, fraud, and anti-corruption.   


Jessica relocated from New York to Hong Kong in 2015.  Before joining Barclays in 2018, Jessica was an associate with Shearman & Sterling LLP and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.  Jessica clerked for the Honorable Sidney H. Stein, District Judge for the Southern District of New York.  Jessica holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois, Master of Arts in Philosophy from Brandeis University, and two Bachelors of Arts degrees in Art History and Political Science from Southern Methodist University.  Jessica is Chairman of the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong. 

Mohammad Azam

Group Chief Risk Officer

SME Bank

Mohammad Azam Ahmad carries with him more than 25 years of experience in the Banking industry including 15 years of experience in risk management spanning from credit, market, liquidity and operational risk 
Prior to joining SME Bank, Azam was the Head of Risk Management, Group Global Banking in Maybank since 2012 and previously served reputable organizations such as Standard Chartered and Central Bank of Malaysia.
He holds a Master of Economics and International Finance from University of Queensland and Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics, United Kingdom.
Azam joined SME Bank on 1 August 2019 to assume the position of Group Chief Risk Officer.
 

Antoine Delterme

Chief Risk Officer

UBS Australia and New Zealand

Antoine is the Head of Market Risk for UBS Australia and New Zealand since 2016 and was appointed Chief Risk Officer in 2019.

Prior to joining UBS, Antoine held numerous senior risk and trader roles across the APAC region, specializing in equity derivatives trading.

Antoine has over 20 years of risk and trading management experience in the financial services industry in Asia-Pacific markets.

5

Jam-packed days

Following a set theme per day, from risk and regulation to derivatives

1200

Delegates

Join leaders in risk, regulation and investment management

40

In-depth sessions

Take your pick from 40+ in-depth Q&As, presentations, panel discussions and much more

Risk and banking regulations | Day one, November 15, 2021

  • Asia Pacific Economic Outlook
  • Innovation in Credit Risk Modelling
  • Basel IV: Implications on Operations and Capital Optimisation
  • Liquidity Risk at Banks
  • IBOR in Hindsight
  • FRTB: Abiding to the SA Implementation
  • Market Risk: Implementation of IMA approach

ESG & Climate risk | Day two, November 16, 2021

  • The Global Impact of Climate Change: What Regulators Want to See
  • Climate Risk Modelling: How to prepare for the worst?
  • ESG Risk Data: What Do We Need to Know?
  • TCFD Reporting: Getting Ahead of the Curve for Disclosure
  • Green and Sustainable Financing

Non-financial risk | Day three, November 17, 2021

  • The Interconnection of Operational Resilience and Robust Business Strategies
  • Operational Resilience: Building a Framework to Protect your Customers
  • Innovations in GRC Strategies: from Regulation, Process to Technology
  • The Next-gen Third-party Risk Strategies
  • The Ever-evolving Cyber Attacks and Counter Measures
  • The Journey of Anti-money Laundering and Anti-fraud: Priorities and Innovations
  • Operational Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning (BCP) for Banks

Investor Forum | Day two and three, November 16-17, 2021

  • Maximising Profits in the Changing Economic Environment
  • ESG Trends
  • China Bond Market: The current trends and outlook for the China Bond Futures market
  • The ETF Stability: Will Investing in ETFs Continue to Bring Stable Returns?
  • Quantitative Investment Strategies: What is the Proper Role for AI/ML?
  • Is it a Missed Opportunity with Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets?
  • The Role of Technology and Data in Return Optimisation
  • Asset Allocation in a Globalised Portfolio

Derivatives | Day four, November 18, 2021

  • The State of Asia’s Clearing and Collateral Management Industry: What you need to know
  • UMR Phase 5 – What’s next?
  • Digitalisation of Derivatives Trading: Utilising Technology to Increase Profits
  • Buy-side Panel: Cost-effective Methods for Collateral Management
  • Building a Coherent Collateral Management Operations Workflow
  • Managing Liquidity Risks: Maximising Liquidity within Collateral Management

Quant | Day five, November 19, 2021

  • Creating Model Risk Management Frameworks: Preparing for Model Fallibility
  • Stress Testing and Scenario Analysis: Accounting for Cost-Saving Factors
  • Credit Risk Analysis: Efficiently Predicting with Quant Computation
  • Quantitative Investment Strategies
  • Portfolio Construction: Using Quant to Maximise Returns