Agenda

Asia Risk Congress Virtual: 2022 Programme

In-depth topics covered at Asia Risk Congress 2022

Risk and banking regulations

 

  • BASEL
  • FRTB
  • XVA
  • Credit risk
  • Liquidity risk
  • Post-LIBOR (structured products)
  • Sanction Risk
  • Model Risk

Investment

 

  • Chief Economist
  • CIO panel
  • ETF Trends
  • ESG investing
  • Trading Automation
  • Quantitative Investment Strategies
  • Portfolio Management
  • Crypto
  • Commodity

Climate Risk

 

  • Climate risk modelling
  • ESG risk data
  • Green and sustainable finance
  • TCFD reporting
  • Due diligence
  • Net-zero 
  • Alternative Energy

Derivatives

 

  • Head of Trading Session
  • Margining/Clearing
  • EURO swaps
  • Digitalisation of derivatives trading
  • Collateral management for buyside
  • Futurisation
  • Crypto Settlements

Non-Financial Risk

 

  • AML/Fraud
  • Operational resilience
  • Cyber risk
  • GRC regulatory overview
  • Third-party risk
  • Diversity panel

Asia Risk Congress 2022 | Full Agenda

Informed by leaders across risk, regulation and investment management, the Asia Risk Congress 2022 virtual and in-person agenda will cover five overarching categories: risk and regulation, investment, climate risk, non-financial risk, and derivatives.

The virtual event will take place from October 31-November 4 and the in-person event will take place from November 22-24.

Your registration gives you access to all of this year's innovative, in-depth content.

NOVEMBER 22 | IN-PERSON | RISK & BANKING REGULATIONS

09:0009:10

Risk & Banking Regulations: Chairperson Opening Remarks

00:00 - 00:01

Aziz Durrani

Capacity Development Expert

ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)

Aziz has over 19 years of experience in international banking and finance, and in setting, enforcing and providing training on regulatory policies and standards, including climate risk and sustainable finance policies. At the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research office (AMRO), Aziz is responsible for the provision of capacity development and technical assistance to ASEAN countries and China; Hong Kong; Japan; and Korea.

He previously worked for 5 years at The SEACEN Centre, providing technical assistance and delivering training programmes to SEACEN’s 35 Central Banks and Regulatory Authority stakeholders across Asia on issues related to Supervision, Financial Stability, Risk Management, Climate Risk and Financial Market Infrastructures.

Before joining SEACEN, Aziz spent 7 years working as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Bank of England / Prudential Regulation Authority, undertaking asset quality and Non-Performing Loan reviews globally and managing the wholesale Concurrent Stress Testing programme. Aziz began his career in the Strategy, Finance and Economics practice of Andersen Business Consulting in London, and later worked at Standard Chartered Bank UK, covering the Origination, Structuring and Syndication of loan products. He also worked at Lloyds Banking Group in ALM and Leveraged Finance Loan Restructuring and Workout.

Aziz is a graduate in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Nottingham, UK, and also studied for an M.Sc. in Computing for Industry at Imperial College London.

09:1009:40

CRO Panel: How will current market conditions change the approach for risk managers?

09:10 - 09:35

  • Navigating the ever-changing regulatory landscape 
  • Responding to changes in risk profiles driven by inflation and COVID-19 
  • How have geopolitical tensions been accounted for in risk management? 
  • Top emerging risks to account for looking ahead to 2023 
Chris Davis

Senior Markets Reporter and Asia Editor

Asia Risk

Chee Wai Fong

Chief Risk Officer

Cathay United Bank Singapore

Currently, I am the CRO at Cathay United Bank, Singapore which oversee all key risk types - Credit, Market, Liquidity and Operational Risks in a fairly sizeable wholesale banking outfit.

I am an experienced banker with extensive Risk Management and Client Coverage exposure gained through working with multiple client segments (Middle Market, Large Corporate, MNC & FI/NBFI) in varied industrial sectors which include but not limited to manufacturing, telecommunication, aviation & real estate/REIT.

I have covered different products/functions (Commercial Real Estate, Aviation & Capital Markets) across multiple geographies (Middle East, South Asia, ASEAN, Greater China & North East Asia).

 

Shivkumar Mahadevan

Chief Risk Officer, Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking

Standard Chartered Bank

Shiv is currently the Chief Risk Officer, CCIB at Standard Chartered Bank (SCB); with overall risk responsibility for Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking (CCIB) clients across all geographies.

Shiv chair’s SCB's CCIB Risk Committee which oversees all the risks associated with the CCIB business (i.e. both financial and nonfinancial risks) and is also part of the Group Risk Management Team, Remuneration Forum, Underwriting Committee & Investment Committee. He is responsible for risk managing a portfolio of over USD 500 billion spanning across 65 countries, managed via a team of over 500 Risk Officers. Besides exercising direct control responsibility for Credit Risk and Market Risk profile of the Group, he is extensively involved in maintaining alignment with risk appetite by rebalancing risks or controls that may be required in response to internal and external factors.

Prior to this, he was the Regional Chief Risk Officer (RCRO), ASEAN & South Asia, at SCB and responsible for all risk types for the region. Before the RCRO role, Shiv was Senior Regional Credit Officer (SRCO), Asia; providing credit risk oversight for all Corporate, Institutional & Commercial clients across Asia. He has also been the Head of Credit Risk - Specialized Finance, Funds and Traded Products, where he was responsible for providing global credit risk oversight covering all Financial Markets products, Acquisition Finance, Project & Export Finance, Aviation & Shipping Finance and Structured Finance.

Shiv has been in the financial services industry for over 28 years, of which the last 23 years have been with SCB where he has held various senior Risk roles across Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and Mumbai – covering multiple geographies around the world. Before joining the financial services industry, Shiv worked for 3 years with Tata Motors, India.

Shiv holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDM) from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.

He is passionate about mentoring and coaching talent. He also occasionally goes in as a guest speaker at the Singapore Management University and was recently a Panellist at the “RiskMinds” Conference. Shiv is a Member of SCB's Global Diversity & Inclusion Council and leads the initiative for the Risk Function. Corporate Treasurer awarded Shiv for the best approval turnaround times for Cash Management Services for the year CY2014. He was also awarded the Leading Risk Practitioner by the Asian Banker in 2015 and was conferred the IBF Fellow in 2016 by the Institute of Banking & Finance, Singapore.

Nishank Srivastava

Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer - Singapore

UBS

Nishank is a Managing Director & the Chief Risk Officer of UBS Singapore and also head of credit for Structured Lending. He has over 20+ years of experience in risk management and prior to joining UBS, he was with Credit Suisse (CS) for 10 years where he was a Managing Director and Regional Head of Credit Risk for both Investment Banking and Wealth Management businesses for South Asia, South East Asia and Australia / New Zealand; and also APAC Head of Credit Risk for Real Estate, Securitization and Leveraged Finance.  Prior to CS, Nishank was with Deutsche Bank for 7 years in Credit and Risk Management, where in his last role he was in-charge of credit risk for the Structured Lending, Principal Finance and Distressed Debt trading businesses in APAC.

09:4010:20

Changing landscape of Derivatives in Asia

09:35 - 10:15

  • LIBOR 
  • New trends emerging in Asia (since its Asia Risk) 
  • UMR completed – what next 
  • Non-mandated instruments – CCS, FX, Repo 
  • Focus on collateral optimization 
RG Manalac

Managing Director, APAC

Adenza

R.G. Manalac joined Calypso (now Adenza) at the start of 2020 as Managing Director in APAC, overseeing Sales and Business Development in the region and now oversees the Adenza business as a whole in APAC combining the Capital Markets, Regulatory, and Risk Solutions. Prior to Adenza, R.G. spent over 17 years with Eze Software where he helped grow the business in both the United States and in the APAC region spending the last 12 years in Hong Kong where he launched the business for Eze in Asia in 2008. Prior to Eze, he was a trader at a hedge fund in San Francisco. R.G. graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. in Economics and is a CFA Charterholder. 

Dheeraj Daswani

APAC Head of Futures and Clearing

Citi

Laura Teo

Managing Director

Standard Chartered Bank

Rohit Verma

Head of Asia Pacific

LCH

Rohit Verma is Head of Asia Pacific at LCH, responsible for managing operations and sales to drive LCH’s continued expansion in the region.

Rohit has over 20 years’ experience in the derivatives, prime brokerage and risk management space. Before joining LCH in 2021, he spent nine years in senior strategic roles at Citi, including Head of Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage in APAC. During his tenure, Rohit also represented Citi at various Asian exchange risk committees and workgroups. Prior to this, he was Deutsche Bank’s APAC Head of Risk Management, overseeing market and counterparty risk management for their asset management business.

Rohit holds an MBA in Finance from the National University of Singapore and is FRM certified.

10:2010:50

Post-LIBOR Updates: Challenges and Opportunities

10:05 - 10:35

  • What are the key challenges as the market faces interest rate volatility 
  • What have we learned from the transition of the non-USD LIBOR currencies? 
  • The landscape of SOFR offerings and impact on Singapore markets 
  • How has the options market developed amid the LIBOR transition? 
Jing Gu

Head of Legal, Asia Pacific

ISDA

Jing Gu heads up ISDA’s legal team in the APAC region.  Prior to joining ISDA, Ms. Gu was a Director in the Legal and Compliance Department of Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited where she specialized in OTC derivative products and structured finance.  Before joining Credit Suisse, she was an associate at Allen & Overy Hong Kong Office where she advised a number of international banks and Chinese banks on derivative transactions and ISDA documentation. 

 

Ms. Gu holds a Master of Laws degree from Peking University, an LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law and a Master of Laws degree from Kyushu University in Japan.  Ms. Gu holds the lawyer qualification certificate in China, is qualified in the State of New York and is also admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong. Ms. Gu has been working for ISDA since 2008.

Agha Mirza

Managing Director, Global Head of Rates & OTC Products

CME Group

10:5011:20

Networking Break

15:50 - 16:20

11:2011:50

The Imminent FRTB Deadline: Calculating market risk and accounting for all the factors

09:35 - 10:05

  • What are the implementation challenges for SA and IMA
  • Data, organisation & regulatory issues faced by institutions in APAC
  • Solving the technology infrastructure risks and creating a resilient model
  • FRTB vs. other regulatory initiatives (UMR, CVA capital, SA-CCR) opportunities and threats
Aziz Durrani

Capacity Development Expert

ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)

Aziz has over 19 years of experience in international banking and finance, and in setting, enforcing and providing training on regulatory policies and standards, including climate risk and sustainable finance policies. At the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research office (AMRO), Aziz is responsible for the provision of capacity development and technical assistance to ASEAN countries and China; Hong Kong; Japan; and Korea.

He previously worked for 5 years at The SEACEN Centre, providing technical assistance and delivering training programmes to SEACEN’s 35 Central Banks and Regulatory Authority stakeholders across Asia on issues related to Supervision, Financial Stability, Risk Management, Climate Risk and Financial Market Infrastructures.

Before joining SEACEN, Aziz spent 7 years working as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Bank of England / Prudential Regulation Authority, undertaking asset quality and Non-Performing Loan reviews globally and managing the wholesale Concurrent Stress Testing programme. Aziz began his career in the Strategy, Finance and Economics practice of Andersen Business Consulting in London, and later worked at Standard Chartered Bank UK, covering the Origination, Structuring and Syndication of loan products. He also worked at Lloyds Banking Group in ALM and Leveraged Finance Loan Restructuring and Workout.

Aziz is a graduate in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Nottingham, UK, and also studied for an M.Sc. in Computing for Industry at Imperial College London.

Sudon Chang

Director, Solution Consulting

Finastra

Albert Chung

Global Head of Market Risk Analytics

Standard Chartered Bank

Albert Chung is the Global 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 over 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.

Josephine Woo

Chief Risk Officer

Josephine Woo has more than 17 years experience in risk management with regional exposures and worked in Australia and Hong Kong prior to relocation back to Malaysia. She has rich expertise as both risk management practitioner and consultant.

Josephine has vast industry knowledge specifically in financial institutions, banking, insurance, asset management and government-linked companies. These includes both conventional and Islamic principles businesses. Additionally, her role involved as regulatory liaison with relevant local regulators of the regional countries.

Josephine currently a chairperson for operational risk committee with RIM and committee member of the global risk professional certification (PRMIA).

Josephine coverage of expertise includes fraud risk management, anti-money laundering risk, regulatory compliance risk, financial risk management, insurance risk management, operational resilience, cyber security risk management and third party risk management.

11:5012:15

Credit Models: Fairness and ethical decision-making with AI and ML

00:00 - 00:01

  • How to model credit risk, especially with an ever-changing economic environment? 
  • Best practices to ensure ethical decision-making and apply fairness principles 
  • The power of AI and ML for credit models to minimize risks 
  • Applying a practical approach to help the economy but at the same time protecting the financial institution 
Aziz Durrani

Capacity Development Expert

ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)

Aziz has over 19 years of experience in international banking and finance, and in setting, enforcing and providing training on regulatory policies and standards, including climate risk and sustainable finance policies. At the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research office (AMRO), Aziz is responsible for the provision of capacity development and technical assistance to ASEAN countries and China; Hong Kong; Japan; and Korea.

He previously worked for 5 years at The SEACEN Centre, providing technical assistance and delivering training programmes to SEACEN’s 35 Central Banks and Regulatory Authority stakeholders across Asia on issues related to Supervision, Financial Stability, Risk Management, Climate Risk and Financial Market Infrastructures.

Before joining SEACEN, Aziz spent 7 years working as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Bank of England / Prudential Regulation Authority, undertaking asset quality and Non-Performing Loan reviews globally and managing the wholesale Concurrent Stress Testing programme. Aziz began his career in the Strategy, Finance and Economics practice of Andersen Business Consulting in London, and later worked at Standard Chartered Bank UK, covering the Origination, Structuring and Syndication of loan products. He also worked at Lloyds Banking Group in ALM and Leveraged Finance Loan Restructuring and Workout.

Aziz is a graduate in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Nottingham, UK, and also studied for an M.Sc. in Computing for Industry at Imperial College London.

Matthew See

Executive Director, Head of Credit Analytics Digital Solutions at DBS Bank

DBS

Quain Wong

Director, Advisory Services

Moody's Analytics

12:1512:40

Leveraging Scenario Analysis to Manage Balance Sheet Risk in Uncertain Times

00:00 - 00:01

  • Given macroeconomic turbulence and uncertainty in the markets, strategic business plans and objectives have been under constant reassessment  
  • Organizations face challenges in responding quickly due to disjointed and fragmented approaches to business planning and forecasting  
  • Leverage an integrated framework to collaborate across key stakeholders to achieve a comprehensive view and facilitate better decision making 
Arjun Dasgupta

Head - Asia Pacific Client Management

QRM

Arjun Dasgupta leads QRM’s Asia-Pacific Client Management Group and is responsible for client relationship management encompassing consulting, client support and implementation. He partners with clients in the region to help them achieve and evolve towards best practices in integrated balance sheet management (BSM) and enterprise risk management (ERM) spanning ALM & Market Risk, Liquidity Risk, Funds Transfer Pricing, Credit Risk and Capital Management.

Prior to joining QRM, Arjun held senior roles in Risk Management, Treasury and Finance with leading banking and financial institutions in Singapore and USA.

Arjun holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and an M.S. in Mathematics, specializing in Computational Finance from Purdue University, USA. He is a CFA charter holder and holds the PRM certification.

12:4013:00

C-Suite Chat: The Impact of ESG on Business Models

11:35 - 12:05

  • What are the current measures implemented to handle ESG risk? 
  • What are the challenges when facing ESG? 
  • What are the drivers for change to think about ESG factors? 
  • The new business models to account for ESG 
Wandrille Gaultier

NUS & SP Jain School of Management

Adjunct Professor

Wandrille has 20 years of experience in the financial risk management industry both as a practitioner and solution consultant. After starting as a mathematics professor, he continued his career as a risk and performance manager at Societe Generale Asset Management and Credit Agricole Asset Management in Paris. He then moved to Amundi Hong Kong and Korea as Head of Risk Management. In 2011, Wandrille moved to Bloomberg in Singapore to propose buy-side and sell-side clients performance, market, and counterparty risk solutions. Since 2018, he has been a Senior Business Executive at FIS Global.

In parallel, Wandrille teaches at National University of Singapore (NUS) on financial risk management with a focus on Value-at-risk models, OTC pricing techniques, and financial mathematics and is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at SP Jain School of Global Management with a focus on Corporate Finance and Governance. He is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) from the Global Association of Risk Professional (GARP), a certified Professional Risk Manager (PRM) from the Professional Risk Management International Association (PRMIA) and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association. Wandrille has also held numerous webinars with PRMIA.

Wandrille holds a Bachelor Degree in Econometrics and a Master's Degree in Financial Engineering from Kedge Business School.

Sanchit Maini

Chief Financial and Operational Risk Officer

Prudential plc

Sanchit is an actuary and risk manager having worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years across various firms and actuarial consulting. His experience covers risk management, financial management and reporting, product development and propositions, business planning and market entry. His work experience spans various markets across Asia, Africa, the UK, US and France.

Sanchit is currently Chief Financial and Operational Risk Officer covering risk management for Prudential’s Asia and Africa businesses.

Sanchit is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, India and Singapore (FIAA, FIAI, FSAS) and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA). He holds the Qualified Risk Director designation from the DCRO Institute.

 

Frankie Phua

Managing Director, Head of Group Risk Management

UOB

Frankie Phua is the Managing Director and Head of Group Risk Management at UOB. In this role, he oversees all risk management matters for UOB Group including credit risk, market risk, balance sheet risk, operational risk, fraud, product control and model validation.

Prior to joining UOB Risk Management, Frankie spent more than 10 years as a corporate and investment banker at international banks.

Over the past 19 years in his career with UOB, Frankie has developed expertise in areas such as credit risk modelling, counterparty credit risk, economic capital, stress testing, credit portfolio optimization and country risk management. From 2004 to 2006, he was the Basel II Project Coordinator for UOB, where he led the Group’s Basel II Internal Rating-Based implementation and obtaining approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to adopt the Internal Rating-Based Approach (IRBA) for credit risk with effect from 1 Jan 2008.

Frankie, a seasoned credit risk practitioner, is an active contributor to the risk management community. Currently he is Chairman and a Director of the Board of the Singapore Chapter of the Risk Management Association ("RMA"), an organization associated with RMA USA. He is currently appointed by Risk Management Institute (“RMI”), National University of Singapore ("NUS") as a lecturer for the Specialist Diploma course in Credit Risk Management – Corporate Banking. He is also regularly engaged by NUS RMI to teach customized risk management courses specially tailored to clients' needs.

Frankie is a frequent speaker and shares his perspectives and experiences at various international risk management conferences such as those organized by RiskMinds – the world's largest risk management conference, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers (IACPM) and NUS RMI. Regionally, Frankie has also conducted credit risk training for banks in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Laos, Myanmar, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Frankie was conferred the IBF Fellow Award in Risk Management. The "IBF Fellow" is an industry veteran recognized for mastery and leadership in his profession, and commitment to industry development.

NOVEMBER 22 | IN-PERSON | DERIVATIVES

14:0014:05

Derivatives: Chairperson Opening Remarks

00:00 - 00:01

David Sharratt

Chief Data Officer

Commerzbank AG

David has unique experience spanning the full trade lifecycle, execution to ledger. An experienced C-suite executive, David has significant exposure reporting to and working alongside CEOs and other C-suite focussing on strategic direction and operation of firms.

His geographic experience spans London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Moscow and Johannesburg having held senior executive positions in ask these locations. His experience spans established and emerging markets.

Currently based in Singapore he is looking at opportunities to work with businesses focussed on growth and geographical expansion where his strategy and build experience can be leveraged.

14:0514:35

Market Outlook 2023

00:00 - 00:01

  • China’s economy and market outlook 
  • Outlook for inflation and global interest rate hikes 
  • What has been the impact of a strong USD on emerging markets 
  • What can we expect in 2023? 
Mitul Kotecha

Head of Emerging Markets Strategy

TD Securities

Based out of Singapore, Mitul Kotecha is a TD Securities Senior Emerging Markets Strategist with a wealth of experience. His career as a strategist and economist extends over 25 years and across offices in London, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Prior to joining TD Securities, Mitul held the position of Head of FX and Rates Strategy for Asia-Pacific at Barclays, and prior to that, served as Head of Global FX Strategy and Head of Asia Research at Credit Agricole CIB.

Mitul has developed strong client relationships across the region focusing on Asian macro strategy and global emerging markets. His coverage of financial products spans bonds, interest rates, equities, and foreign exchange. Mitul has been highly ranked in various FX research and forecasting polls including FX Week, Bloomberg, Reuters, and Asiamoney.

He is a frequent speaker at various economic and financial global conferences, is regularly consulted by the media for views on markets and economies, has given a TEDX talk, and authored the book “Chronology Of A Crisis.” Mitul has appeared on business channels such as CNBC and Bloomberg TV and is regularly quoted in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, Associated Press, and Dow Jones.

Mitul holds a Masters of Science Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick and an Honours Degree in Economics.

 

Frances Cheung

Rates Strategist

OCBC

Frances joined OCBC Global Treasury in January 2021, responsible for interest rates research. She has over 20 years of experience as an economist, rates and FX strategist. Prior to OCBC, she was Head of Asia
Macro Strategy with Westpac, Head of Rates Strategy Asia ex Japan with Societe Generale , and Head of Asian Rates Strategy with Credit Agricole.

Frances was named as No.1 of Best for Overall Interest Rate Research Analyst in Asiamoney Fixed Income Poll 2012, 2013 and 2014; No.1 as Best Local Currency Analyst in FinanceAsia Fixed Income Research Poll 2012 and 2013; No.3 of Best for Overall FX Research Analyst in Asiamoney FX Poll 2012 and 2014; and No.1 as Best Analyst in FinanceAsia Fixed Income
Research Poll 2011.

She received her Master of Philosophy (Economics) and Bachelor of Social Science (Economics) degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also a CFA charterholder .

Sameer Goel

Head of Emerging Markets & APAC Research

Deutsche Bank

Sameer Goel is Managing Director and Head of Research for Emerging Markets and Asia-Pacific at Deutsche Bank, based in Singapore. He is a member of the Research Executive Council of the bank. Mr.Goel joined DB in 2005, and has over 20 years of experience in coverage of macroeconomics, fixed income and currencies in emerging markets. His team, consistently highly ranked in surveys like Institutional Investor, and with a global footprint across offices in New York, London, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Tokyo, is responsible for providing macroeconomic and strategy analysis on financial markets in Asia Pacific and global emerging economies, evaluating investment opportunities, and advising on asset allocation to a broad range of institutional and corporate clients. In this capacity, Mr.Goel engages regularly with senior policy officials, appears on business news channels like CNBC and Bloomberg, and is quoted in various print media like Financial Times and Wall Street Journal, to represent the bank’s views on key global macroeconomic and financial issues.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr.Goel worked as the regional currency and rates strategist for Bank of America in Singapore. He has also worked with ICICI limited, India’s largest private sector bank, as an interest rate strategist. An economist by training, Mr.Goel has an MSc degree from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MA from the University of Cambridge. He read Economics for his undergraduate degree at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.

Khoon Goh

Head of Asia Research

ANZ

<p>Khoon is the Head of Asia Research for ANZ. He oversees and co-ordinates the Asia economics and strategy research functions in Singapore. His particular area of focus is on Asian currencies. Khoon actively travels to market ANZ's views to investor clients, such as central banks, hedge funds and real money; as well as corporate clients. He also appears regularly in the media. ANZ's Asia research team have been ranked in the top two for FX Research and Market Coverage as voted by financial institutions in the AsiaMoney FX Poll in the last five years (2012 to 2016). ANZ was also ranked second for best regional team for Asian macroeconomic research in the AsiaMoney Fixed Income Poll 2016, and ranked first for three years running in the KangaNews Fixed-Income Research Polls between 2015 and 2017 for best research on Asian markets. ANZ was the top EM Asia FX forecaster in 2015 and 2016 as ranked by Reuters. Khoon has over 15 years of experience working in various economic and strategy roles across both the public and private sectors. Graduating with a Master of Commerce (Hons) degree majoring in International Economics from the University of Auckland, Khoon was the Manager in charge of the New Zealand Treasury's Macroeconomic Forecasting Team where he was responsible for producing the official government forecasts that underpin the Budget and key policy decisions. He also served as an Economic Adviser at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.</p>

14:3515:15

The Evolution of Singapore’s Clearing and Collateral Management Market: New opportunities

00:00 - 00:01

  • Where is Asia in the clearing and collateral journey? 
  • Developments in product, liquidity depth, coverage 
  • What are the regulatory considerations in Asia? 
  • What can we expect looking ahead for the clearing and collateral markets? 
David Sharratt

Chief Data Officer

Commerzbank AG

David has unique experience spanning the full trade lifecycle, execution to ledger. An experienced C-suite executive, David has significant exposure reporting to and working alongside CEOs and other C-suite focussing on strategic direction and operation of firms.

His geographic experience spans London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Moscow and Johannesburg having held senior executive positions in ask these locations. His experience spans established and emerging markets.

Currently based in Singapore he is looking at opportunities to work with businesses focussed on growth and geographical expansion where his strategy and build experience can be leveraged.

Mike Duncan

Senior Investment Officer

Singlife with Aviva

Mike has over 25 years of experience in financial markets across structuring, trading, portfolio management and risk management in Asia and Europe.

He is currently a Senior Investment Officer with the Investment Office at Singlife with Aviva in Singapore. His responsibilities cover investments, derivatives, and structuring.

Previously he was a Derivative Specialist with AIA’s Derivatives Centre of Excellence, expanding their derivatives capabilities.

Before this, he was a member of RBS’ Capital Resolution team, managing the close-out and wind-down of non-core OTC derivative and fixed income portfolios in Asia.

Mike has also held senior roles in the United Kingdom 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.

 

 

Markus Georgi

Head of Fixed Income Sales US & Asia

Eurex

Markus Georgi has been appointed as Eurex’ American and Asian Fixed Income Sales Head earlier this year. Previously he was responsible for Eurex’ Asian Fixed Income business and also served as Head of Eurex’ Hong office. Markus started his career at Eurex Product Development in Frankfurt in 2001 and then moved to Chicago to take on a role as Lead Business Analyst at Eurex US. In 2008 Markus joined RTS Realtime Systems, a leading trading ISV, in Singapore as Head of Product Management Asia Pacific. Early 2011 Markus moved to Newedge Financial Singapore, a brokerage firm, where he managed Newedge’s key PTG accounts in the region. Markus holds a Master of Finance degree from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany.

Kok Chong Lam

Executive Director, Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities

SGX Group

Mr KC Lam joined SGX in October 2013. He has overall responsibility for FX and Interest rates and holds the position as the Head of FX and Interest Rate derivatives business in SGX. He is responsible for rolling out new innovative FX and Rates products, driving adoption globally, diversification of customer base and in the promotion of the OTC FX Clearing solutions

Mr Lam joined SGX from CME Group, where he was Executive Director heading the FX / OTC Business Line Management in Asia. Prior to CME Group, Mr Lam was Head of Sales for EBS Asia (ICAP E-Broking, now known as NEX group), where he led the firm's new and existing product sales efforts throughout the Asia Pacific.

Mr Lam also previously held regional leadership positions with Siebel Systems and Commerce One and consulting roles with Oracle Corporation and Booz-Allen & Hamilton.

Mr Lam holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the National University of Singapore and an MBA degree.

Frederick Shen

Senior Advisor

OCBC BANK

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 markets business for strategic growth in countries we currently operate in while planning for the future. He also leads the Global Treasury FinTech strategy employing new and innovative technology solutions to deliver Treasury products to clients and to enhance productivity and efficiencies within the organisation.  Additionally, he is the chair of the OCBC Group iBOR Project Committee leading the organisation though the transition. 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 global 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 modelling/analytics at Bank of Montreal, and Head of life insurance and asset management risk management at Manulife. Fred has a PhD in Financial Economics.

15:1515:35

AI for Derivatives Pricing

00:00 - 00:01

Vladimir Pavlov

Vice President, Quantitative Research, Risk

Numerix

15:3516:00

Networking Break

11:00 - 11:30

16:0016:20

Digitalization of Derivatives Trading: How can technology be used for growth in profits?

15:10 - 15:40

  • What are the benefits of digitalizing derivatives trading?
  • How has big data, AI, and machine learning impacted the derivatives market?
  • How successful has the implementation of technology been in a volatile market?
  • What does the future hold for technology to help traders and develop the derivatives market?
Jason Norman Lee

Managing Director, Legal & Regulations

Temasek

Leo Tay

Head of FX and Rates Trading

ING Bank

Leo Tay is Managing Director and Head of FX, Rates and Derivatives Trading in ING, based in Singapore. He leads a team of traders across five locations, and is responsible for the electronification of the FX Rates trading business. He is also the digital asset champion for the bank, sponsoring the development of digital asset ecosystem in Asia.

Leo holds an M.Sc. in Financial Mathematics from the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern in Germany, and is a guest lecturer in Financial Economics in the Ateneo de Manila University.

16:2016:40

The Impact of Climate Risk on Traders: How are carbon derivatives changing the market?

00:00 - 00:01

  • The new developments of carbon trading markets and the impact on climate change 
  • Is the buying of carbon derivatives a proactive way to show a financial institution's commitment to sustainability? 
  • What is the influence of carbon derivatives on profits and margins? 
  • Are carbon derivatives a trend to stay? What is the outlook of the carbon market in 2023? 
Dr David Broadstock

Senior Research Fellow & Head, Energy Economics Division

National University of Singapore

Dr David Broadstock is an economist with around 15 years of experience, most of which in Asia. He has worked within academia, consulting and strategic policy research (thinktanks) and is specialised in the areas of energy and environmental economics, with recent research concentrating on areas of green and sustainable finance. Topics he researches on include: ESG integration in investment; understanding the trends and determinants of green bond pricing; evaluating commodity price trends and connectivity; and reviewing the effectiveness of carbon pricing and climate finance practices.

David is a Senior Research Fellow with the Energy Studies Institute (ESI) where he also heads the Energy Economics Division, and also a Research Affiliate with the Sustainable and Green Finance Institute (SGFIN), both housed within NUS. Through these roles David regularly interacts with government agencies, research foundations, policy makers and industry leaders to develop and implement strategic research to support sustainable economic development for Singapore.

As an academic David has published in high level journals spanning accounting, finance, management and economics, and enjoys a healthy citation profile. David is Editor for The Energy Journal, and sits on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Management and Resources, Conservation & Recycling Advances. David frequently engages with media, and has been interviewed or quoted by CNA (online and TV), Reuters, Straits Times and CGTV, among others.

Sadiq Currimbhoy

Head of Sustainability

Vulpes Investment Management

Evolved from an Institutional Investor magazine-ranked Investment Strategist to Head of Sustainability at Vulpes, a Family Office-backed investment management firm. I have a passion for integrating sustainability into the investment process to achieve necessary and impactful environmental, societal and financial outcomes.

My shift to Sustainability accelerated in recent years, including designing and developing research approaches and shaping corporate strategy. My prior role was as the first Head of Sustainability at Maybank Kim Eng and member of the parent Maybank’s first Group Sustainability Council.

My investment approach is to incorporate both macro and micro factors with emphasis on data and rigorous process. I have built and managed ranked sell-side research teams across multiple countries.

This buy- and sell-side investment experience, across all asset classes and geographies, has provided a unique foundation for my current role. In the past, I have been Merrill Lynch’s Global Sector Strategist, the Global investment strategist at NewSmith’s macro hedge fund and also completed a consulting project on sub-Saharan Africa for Standard Bank.

I have worked in New York, London, Hong Kong (where I grew up) and am now based in Singapore.

NOVEMBER 23 | IN-PERSON | CLIMATE RISK

09:0009:10

Climate Risk: Chairperson Opening Remarks

00:00 - 00:01

Urvi Guglani

Investment Researcher

Silverdale Capital

Urvi Guglani is an Investment Researcher at Silverdale Capital, Singapore, where she works on the quant-fundamental research strategy and leads the AI-based ESG initiative.

Prior to joining Silverdale, she worked at PIMCO New York, in their Portfolio Management division for the Total Return, Municipal, and Dynamic Bond Fund strategies. Earlier, she worked at BlackRock San Francisco, in Quantitative Research for their Systematic Fixed Income hedge fund.

Urvi is a Computer Science and Quantitative Economics (Honors) graduate from the University of California, Berkeley.

09:1009:50

Climate Risk & The Transition to Net-Zero: Where we are in Singapore

09:10 - 09:50

  • Regulatory highlights on climate risk framework
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for local and foreign business
  • What are the best strategies in mapping a firm’s net-zero initiatives and execution challenges
  • How to incorporate climate considerations in the broader risk framework (credit, liquidity, pricing etc.)
Urvi Guglani

Investment Researcher

Silverdale Capital

Urvi Guglani is an Investment Researcher at Silverdale Capital, Singapore, where she works on the quant-fundamental research strategy and leads the AI-based ESG initiative.

Prior to joining Silverdale, she worked at PIMCO New York, in their Portfolio Management division for the Total Return, Municipal, and Dynamic Bond Fund strategies. Earlier, she worked at BlackRock San Francisco, in Quantitative Research for their Systematic Fixed Income hedge fund.

Urvi is a Computer Science and Quantitative Economics (Honors) graduate from the University of California, Berkeley.

Prashant Joshi

Director, Regulatory Affairs

BNP Paribas

Prashant has over 15 years experience working with a wide range of global financial services institutions to understand, convey, and partake in advocacy initiatives on global and regional regulation as well as work on the implementation of the like.  He is APAC Global Markets FO Liaison on IBOR readiness, including being member of numerous industry Working Groups on individual rates transitions.  Prashant has also worked on regulation in relation to market structure and investor protection including MiFID, Benchmark Reforms, Transaction Reporting, Central Clearing & Uncleared Margin Rules. Previously, Prashant worked at Credit Suisse AG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and EY, and has been based in EMEA, APAC and the US.

Winnie Tan

SVP of Sustainability

Great Eastern

Experienced sustainability professional and strategic planner.

Two things that Winnie does now for work: (i) Bringing to life the corporate sustainability strategy in Asia, and
(ii) evaluating how to manage the downside and opportunities of ESG.

Other fun things Winnie does, or used to do, at work - Strategic communications, sponsorship management and activation, Brand management and governance and Crisis management.

Who she is at work - Team player and Problem-solver. I see patterns and trends, and devise plans based on insights.

Who she is as a person - An avid reader who loves new experiences, the great outdoors and anything related to F&B.

All comments made here are personal and not representative of her employer.

Philip Woo

CRO

Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore

Philip Woo is the Chief Risk Officer and oversees corporate governance and risk management in Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore (TMLS). He has over 26 years of experience in the financial sector, and began his career at MAS before joining the insurance industry. Over the period, he has played leadership roles in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Business Continuity & Crisis Management, Outsourcing/Vendor Risk Management and Technology Risk Management (TRM). He currently chairs the Governance, Risk and Compliance Committee (GRCC) at TMLS, and oversees the managing of operational, financial and strategic risks in the company. In addition to risk management, Philip has a wealth of experience in strategic planning, financial technology and payment system matters.

09:5010:30

Compliance Spotlight: Rethink ESG Due Diligence

10:20 - 10:50

  • How to conduct a comprehensive overview of material ESG risk and liabilities?
  • The data challenges: how to navigate unstandardized datasets with efficiency
  • Case studies: how to effectively conduct ESG due diligence for private markets exposures
Sang-Ryong Lee

Assistant Professor

Dongguk University

Dr. Sang-Ryong Lee, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Biological and Environmental Science, Dongguk Univ., Seoul, South Korea
Currently working as Director of Researcher Association of Microplastic Monitoring in environment and ESG director, Korean Society of Business Ethics (KABE), South Korea
Past experienced as Professor, Dept. of Graduate School of Business, Jeonju University, Jeonju, Korea
Research Scientist, Rural Development Administration, MOFRA, South Korea
Research Scientist, Affiliated Grade 11, The Salinity Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Riverside, California, Researcher, Research Triangle Park (RTP), USEPA and earned Ph.D. at the Department of Soil Science, North Carolina State University, NC, USA

Vinod Kumar

SVP, Climate Risk and ESG Risk Management, APAC

Citi

Risk professional with in-depth knowledge of sustainability and climate risk, corporate governance and credit risk. In my current role, I have helped the bank integrate climate risk in both the first and second line, particularly by establishing climate risk reporting, client level climate risk assessments and scenario analysis. Prior to the climate risk, I have worked on credit risk models for a diverse range of portfolios with hands-on model development experience of credit scorecards (application and behavioural), LGD, EAD, IRB PD and IFRS9 PD models.

Li Sun Leong

Head of ESG

AIA Singapore

Dr Richie Lee

Senior Vice President, Head of Sustainability

UOB

Experienced Chief Sustainability / Chief Energy Officer with 20+ years of global experience and leadership in Sustainability (ESG) and Energy -- covering strategy, policies, risk management, compliance, audits and certifications, solutions, technologies, new market development, marketing, publicity, business development, project development, project investment/financing, client and stakeholder partnerships, Sustainability Reports etc at various MNCs (commercial, real estate, manufacturing, industrial) in multiple S. E. Asian countries, Hong Kong and China.

Senior leadership and management of regional multi-geographical and multi-cultural sustainability teams, focusing on Sustainability (ESG), energy efficiency, renewable energy, Carbon Neutrality / Net Zero strategy, risk management, targets and implementation of sustainability / decarbonisation solutions and technologies as well as RE100, Science Based Targets (SBT), Virtual PPA, PPA, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and Carbon Offsets etc.

10:3011:00

Networking Break

11:00 - 11:30

11:0011:30

Climate Risk Modelling: Building in Resiliency to Prepare the Next Black Swan Event

11:20 - 11:50

  • Lesson learnt from re/insurance sector on mapping natural catastrophe risk
  • Current state of predicting future climate activities: what are the data sources to include in models
  • Case study: analysis of decarbonization/net zero scenarios
Prerna Divecha

Global Business Lead, Climate & ESG Credit Risk Solutions

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Prerna joined S&P Global Market Intelligence in May 2017 as a Director in the Product Specialist team for Credit Risk Solutions, leading efforts in South East Asia and Japan. Previously she was at Fitch Ratings where she was part of the Business and Relationship Management team in Singapore managing new business initiatives for the corporate ratings business. Prior to that, she spent 2 years at Standard Chartered on the debt markets desk, where she assisted Indian corporates in tapping the Singapore debt markets. She also spent 7 years in J.P. Morgan’s investment banking team covering financial institution clients in India. Prerna is a certified Chartered Accountant from India.

Eric Nietsch

Head of ESG, Asia

Manulife Investment Management

Based in Singapore, Eric is responsible for setting the ESG research, integration, and active ownership agenda in Asia. In his role, Eric conducts proprietary research to identify and manage investment risks and opportunities related to the sustainability strategies of companies in the region. Eric also works with Asian based portfolio managers on evaluating ESG exposures at a portfolio level. He collaborates with the ESG team on methodologies for product development and represents Manulife IM’s ESG capabilities among the local investment community..

Prior to joining Manulife Investment Management, Eric led the Sustainable Finance initiatives for Asia-Pacific at S&P Global where he helped to develop and launch the ESG Evaluation Framework.  He worked closely with analysts across the region to evaluate ESG exposures in corporate and infrastructure entities. Before joining the Sustainable Finance team, he covered various sectors as a credit ratings analyst at S&P in both the United States and Asia. Preceding S&P, Eric worked on an equity portfolio at Barclay’s PLC in New York, and on the special situations desk of the boutique investment bank StormHarbour Partners LP.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Colgate University. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Singapore.

Benjamin Wong

Managing Director, Group Head of Portfolio Analytics, Risk Management Group

DBS BANK

Benjamin Wong joined DBS Bank in July 2017 as Managing Director, Head of ECL Accounting & Analytics in Group Finance, responsible for group wide implementation of IFRS9.  Benjamin moved to his current role at the Risk Management Group in Oct 2018, with global responsibility for Wholesale & Retail credit risk analytics, climate change risk modelling and stress testing.  Benjamin has over 25 years of international experience in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Toronto in the areas of credit risk management, credit & market risk analytic modelling, climate change risk and stress testing.

Prior to his positions at DBS Bank, he was the Global Head of Wholesale Risk Analytics in HSBC London responsible for leading the end-to-end development, implementation and management of global analytics and modelling systems for Wholesale Credit risk used for risk management, pricing, stress testing, IFRS9 provisioning, economic capital and regulatory RWA reporting.  Prior to this role he was the Asia Pacific Regional Head of Global Risk Analytics in HSBC Hong Kong.  He has held similar roles before in credit risk analytics in Singapore and Toronto, though he started his banking career as management associate in credit risk management in Citibank Hong Kong.

Benjamin holds Master’s degrees in Financial Engineering and Business Administration, and the designations of Sustainability & Climate Risk (SCR) Certificate, CFA, FRM, CPA and CGA.

11:3012:00

Looking Ahead: How Risk Mitigation Strategies are Evolving and Driving Efficiencies

11:50 - 12:20

  • What are the regulatory expectations from MAS and impacts on FIs in APAC
  • The next focus on political risks from climate change: how to quantify such risk
  • How to manage expectations from different stakeholders and what to expect as a sustainable and climate risk professional in 2023
Hirotaka Hideshima

Counselor

Norinchukin Bank

Dr Richie Lee

Senior Vice President, Head of Sustainability

UOB

Experienced Chief Sustainability / Chief Energy Officer with 20+ years of global experience and leadership in Sustainability (ESG) and Energy -- covering strategy, policies, risk management, compliance, audits and certifications, solutions, technologies, new market development, marketing, publicity, business development, project development, project investment/financing, client and stakeholder partnerships, Sustainability Reports etc at various MNCs (commercial, real estate, manufacturing, industrial) in multiple S. E. Asian countries, Hong Kong and China.

Senior leadership and management of regional multi-geographical and multi-cultural sustainability teams, focusing on Sustainability (ESG), energy efficiency, renewable energy, Carbon Neutrality / Net Zero strategy, risk management, targets and implementation of sustainability / decarbonisation solutions and technologies as well as RE100, Science Based Targets (SBT), Virtual PPA, PPA, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and Carbon Offsets etc.

Mervyn Tang

Head of Sustainability Strategy, APAC

Schroders

NOVEMBER 23 | IN-PERSON | INVESTMENT

13:2513:30

Investment: Chairperson Opening Remarks

00:00 - 00:01

Su Yen Chia

Co-Founder & CEO

Asia Crypto Alliance

Su Yen collaborates with Asian regulators to craft a responsible regulatory eco-system for the Asia crypto industry and serves as the spokesperson for the Alliance’s membership body.

Su Yen was previously with Euroclear Bank where she served as Deputy CEO and authorized bank officer for the HK Branch. She actively engaged with government authorities to promote Euroclear’s platform as an enabler of a secure cost-efficient solution for cross-border capital flows to Asia’s financial markets. Su Yen also served as the Head of Government Relations, Asia Pacific, for Barclays Bank and Vice-President of Public Policy for Credit Suisse AG.

A graduate of Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs who underwent an attachment with UNDP-NY office, she is passionate about leveraging technology to promote inclusive societies and financial diversity.

13:3013:40

Trends in Investments

00:00 - 00:01

Charles Firth

Managing Director

Credit Suisse

 

 

13:4014:20

Asset Classes Spotlight: What are the Lessons Learnt from the Volatile Markets in 2022 and Looking Ahead for 2023?

14:10 - 14:50

  • Equities 
  • Fixed Income 
  • Private Markets 
  • FX 
Timothy Phillips

Head of Content & Investment Lead

CGS-CIMB Securities

Tim has over 10 years of investment and content experience with the likes of Schroders, The Motley Fool, and CGS-CIMB Securities, covering everything from US stock markets to Asian equities and multi-asset.

As Head of Content and Investment Lead for ProsperUs, he’s responsible for educating investors on the benefits of long-term investing and how to find the best long-term structural growth stories in a fast-moving world.

Rana Bhattacharjee

Director and Senior Client Advisor

Alpha Quest Pte. Ltd.

Rana Bhattacharjee is the Director and Senior Client Advisor at Alpha Quest Pte. Ltd., a licensed fund management company, regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, providing wealth and portfolio management services to its clients.

Rana has an extensive experience of over 20 years in the wealth management industry and worked for Private Banks including Fortis, Standard Chartered Private Bank and CIC Banque Privee before setting up Alpha Quest with his partners. He focuses on allocation across all traditional and alternative asset classes to achieve the portfolio goals for his clients.

He is a CAIA, CFP, CMT and CFTe charterholder and has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.

Jordi Chiu

Portfolio Manager

Balyasny Asset Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Jordi Chiu is a Macro Portfolio Manager based in our Singapore office. He joined BAM in February 2020 from Graticule Asset Management where he was a Macro Portfolio Manager. Prior to his career with Graticule, Jordi was a trader at JP Morgan Hong Kong – trading Rates and FX, his other career roles include Soc Gen, and Standard Chartered. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Gareth Nicholson

Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management (DPM), International Wealth Management

Nomura

Gareth Nicholson joined Nomura in July 2021 as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management for International Wealth Management. He is based in Singapore.

Gareth works closely with Nomura’s Global Markets and Investment Banking businesses to expand the firm’s product offerings and spearhead a streamlined, solutions-driven coverage effort for high-net-worth clients, external asset managers and family offices. With a strong institutional investment background, he creates and manages DPM strategies for fixed income, equity and multi-asset portfolios, while providing risk management support.

Gareth has over 16 years of experience in financial markets. Prior to Nomura, he was Head of Fixed Income DPM at Bank of Singapore, where he was also a member of its investment committee. Before that, he was with Aberdeen Standard Investments for almost 10 years as a fixed income trader and an Asian credit portfolio manager. He began working in finance in 2004 as a derivatives specialist with Deutsche Asset Management after an early career as a mathematics teacher.

Gareth holds a BSc in Financial Mathematics from the University of Johannesburg. He was born and raised in East London, South Africa.

14:2014:50

Asset Owners' Perspective: What are the Trends for Long-term Investments in 2023

14:50 - 15:20

  • Trends in passive investment instruments: are there any priorities changes in 2022?
  • How to ensure the overall portfolio’s purchasing power is not eroded by inflation
  • The green lens: how to drive sustainability in long-term investment strategies
  • Position of fixed income portfolios
Patrice Conxicoeur

Chief Executive Officer

HSBC Global Asset Management

Patrice Conxicoeur is CEO, HSBC Asset Management (Singapore) Ltd and has been working in the financial industry since 1990. Patrice assumed this position in April 2020. Previously, he was CEO of HSBC Asset Management (Japan) K.K. From 2011-2015, Patrice was Global Head of the Insurance Segment, with overall responsibility for the further business development of HSBC Asset Management with insurance companies globally. Prior to that, Patrice spent three years as Head of Institutional Business for Asia Pacific with HSBC Asset Management in Hong Kong. From 2004 to 2008, he was Chief Executive of Sinopia Asset Management, Asia-Pacific. Patrice joined Sinopia in 1992 as an equity fund manager, later becoming Head of Global Equities and subsequently promoted to Head of Strategy, Equities and Balanced Products. Patrice was posted to Asia in 2000, initially in Japan as Chief Executive Officer of Sinopia T&D Asset Management Co, Ltd., and from 2004 in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Sinopia, Patrice worked in Tokyo with Japan Gamma Asset Management. He graduated from the E.M. Lyon Business School (France).

Min Axthelm

Director of Investment Research

Endowus

Kevin Gin

Principal

Alpha Capital

Kevin focuses on valuation anomalies and believes in detailed research and analysis and works with a group of like minded professionals within his investment ecosystem that lead up to investment decisions. Kevin was a volunteer with CFAS - UIRC, an advisor to CFA Institute China-India strategy team and was a Board Member of CFA Singapore and Secretary. Kevin has spoken for CFAI across the region (Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Singapore, Manila, Bangkok, HCMC, Hanoi) and has conducted lectures in Beijing Normal University, Zhongshan University-Lingnan College, National University of Singapore, HKUSpace and the Wealth Management Institute. Kevin is also a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore - Commercial Affairs Department Panel of Experts on Securities Offenses and also serves as a senior advisor to GoDigitalediaGroup, a leading media company focused on intellectual property rights management. GDMG is transforming how music networks and brands.

Kevin brings with him more than 30 years of investment experience and was the Head of Greater China Property Research with Yuanta Securities (Hong Kong) with responsibilities ranging from research coverage and analysis, marketing, assisting in primary and secondary equity issues, PE and funds. Prior to Yuanta, Kevin was the SVP with Pacific Star Financial (a subsidiary of Pacific Star Group) and was engaged in fund creation, structuring, documentation, marketing, fund raising and investment. Kevin was also the Chief Operating Officer of CITIC Securities (formerly known as CITIC Frontier China Research), Managing Director of Matrix Venture Capital, Director of Matrix Venture Catalyst, Director of Kleinwort Benson Securities Asia, Head of Regional Property and Singapore Country research. Prior to his senior management appointments, Kevin was a regional special situations analyst with Barclays de Zoette Wedd, a quantitative analyst with BZW Australia (both part of Credit Suisse), Assistant Manager (FX) with Chase Manhattan Bank Singapore and a Japanese equity salesman with Nikko Merchant Bank Singapore.

Kevin graduated with an MBA from New York Stern School of Business/Australian Graduate School of Management in 1992 and a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil, Hon's) from the University of Melbourne in 1986. Kevin was awarded the Australian Post Graduate Scholarship Award and an AGSM scholarship and was conferred the Chartered Financial Analyst charter in 1992.

Sanjay Guglani

Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Silverdale

Sanjay Guglani is the Founder of The Silverdale Group, Director & Chief Investment Officer of Silverdale Fund VCC, and Director & Chief Executive Officer of Silverdale Capital Pte Ltd.

Sanjay has over 30 years of investment experience managing over a billion-dollars across a dozen funds, inter alia: Silverdale Bond Fund, Silverdale Asia Bond Fund, Silverdale Fixed Maturity Funds, and Silverdale Multi-Strategy Fund.

Earlier, as Managing Director of Silverdale UK, his firm channelized over US$ 4 billion of investments into emerging markets, including in joint venture with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Lehman Brothers.

Investing is a passion for Sanjay, and he has been a frequent guest lecturer at various business schools in UK, India, and Singapore. His expert opinions are widely sought by media, from The Wall Street Journal to Economic Times India, The Straits Times Singapore to The Yield Report Australia, from CNBC to ET Now. He has delivered presentations at several forums, including at the United Nations.

By qualification, Sanjay is a Chartered Accountant, Management Accountant, Company Secretary, and Sloan Fellow of Management from the London Business School (as British Chevening Scholar).

14:5015:20

Networking Break

11:00 - 11:30

15:2015:50

Opportunities in Crypto: What Institutional Investors Need to Know

16:20 - 16:50

  • Regulatory sentiments and what are the new movements
  • Crypto market infrastructure: shortcomings and opportunities
  • Market demands and new products in horizon: how crypto is going to evolve and implications on trading products
Su Yen Chia

Co-Founder & CEO

Asia Crypto Alliance

Su Yen collaborates with Asian regulators to craft a responsible regulatory eco-system for the Asia crypto industry and serves as the spokesperson for the Alliance’s membership body.

Su Yen was previously with Euroclear Bank where she served as Deputy CEO and authorized bank officer for the HK Branch. She actively engaged with government authorities to promote Euroclear’s platform as an enabler of a secure cost-efficient solution for cross-border capital flows to Asia’s financial markets. Su Yen also served as the Head of Government Relations, Asia Pacific, for Barclays Bank and Vice-President of Public Policy for Credit Suisse AG.

A graduate of Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs who underwent an attachment with UNDP-NY office, she is passionate about leveraging technology to promote inclusive societies and financial diversity.

Carney Mak

Head of Investment - FinTech

FXHB Asset Management

Carney Mak currently manages the fintech investments for FXHB Asset Management and also holds a role as a Commercial Director in Mitrade where he is in charge of expanding the company's geographic reach and establishing them to be a leading trading platform. Under his leadership, Mitrade was awarded the Best Forex Fintech Broker Asia 2021 Award

Carney was also part of the Digital Currency Subcommittee at (ACCESS) Association of Crypto Currency Enterprise and Startups Singapore – which is the main representative body for cryptocurrency businesses in Singapore with the local government and served as a member for Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) and Blockchain Association of Singapore (BAS) where he use such platforms to educate the public on new digital currencies and payments.

He often volunteers to be guest lecturer to facilitate payment modules for Singapore FinTech Association (SFA), as well as speaking on topics related to Fintech, Payments and Blockchain at international events, polytechnics and universities - the most recent one at Nanyang Technology University (NTU). He is featured in several newswire for his remarks on the cryptocurrency markets and payments.

Carney currently serves a mentor for the local polytechnic and universities, an advisor and consultant for payments, fintech, blockchain and NFT related projects.

Christina Yip

Investor Strategy Lead

Avadore.io

15:5016:15

Risk Management and the Role of Data for Crypto

11:05 - 11:35

  • What have we learned about risk management for digital assets in 2022? 
  • Implementing a risk management framework for digital assets 
  • Data challenges with properly assessing digital asset risks 
  • What can be expected for digital assets in 2023? 
David Sharratt

Chief Data Officer

Commerzbank AG

David has unique experience spanning the full trade lifecycle, execution to ledger. An experienced C-suite executive, David has significant exposure reporting to and working alongside CEOs and other C-suite focussing on strategic direction and operation of firms.

His geographic experience spans London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Moscow and Johannesburg having held senior executive positions in ask these locations. His experience spans established and emerging markets.

Currently based in Singapore he is looking at opportunities to work with businesses focussed on growth and geographical expansion where his strategy and build experience can be leveraged.

Melvin Deng

Chief Executive Officer

Jia Yng Wee

Chief Operating Officer

Cloudwall

NOVEMBER 24 | IN-PERSON | NON-FINANCIAL RISK

09:0009:10

NFR: Chairperson Opening Remarks

00:00 - 00:01

Devonna Ng

Head of Compliance

Shinhan Bank

As the head of compliance, Devonna is responsible for all AML and compliance aspects of the branch. This includes but not limited to updating of policies and procedures, advisory, staff trainings, transactions monitoring and STR filings. Prior to this, she was with DBS and OCBC Singapore, specializing in KYC CDD.

Devonna is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS), certified financial crime specialist (CFCS) and also certified global sanctions specialist (CGSS). She also contributes to the banking ecosystem by leading and advising her juniors on their future career paths in her alma mater via their industry network programme. Devonna is also one of the founders of Singapore Compliance Association and Network and recently awarded the Top Emerging Legal Player by the Legal Gorilla.

09:1009:40

COO Panel: The Acceleration Towards Digital Transformation

09:10 - 09:40

  • The benefits of digitalization and how it improves operational efficiencies
  • Staying vigilant with potential risks from digitalization of your business
  • Creating an environment for technology to thrive
  • What can be done as technology continues to develop to offset risks?
Kalpana Seethepalli

Director of ESG – Asia Pacific

Deutsche Bank

Kalpana Seethepalli is the Director of ESG for Asia Pacific and leads the work on results frameworks, measurement, monitoring and sustainable finance taxonomies for ESG transactions.

Dr. Seethepalli brings 20 years of sustainable finance experience across 15 countries from the multilateral and private equity markets. She is a global expert in design, measurement and reporting frameworks to achieve positive ESG impact through commercially viable investments.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Dr. Seethepalli was Managing Director, Sustainability & Impact for Infra-Tech Capital, an impact fund investing in companies utilizing technology to provide infrastructure services and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She joined Infra-Tech Capital after a long career with the World Bank Group focusing on sustainable development and investment policy, blended finance and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). She has $2 billion in direct investment experience in sustainable finance, and led complex World Bank advisory mandates in Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Mexico, Philippines, South Korea, South Africa, Poland, Timor Leste, Kenya and Ghana.

Dr. Seethepalli led the World Bank Group’s dialogue with APEC, ASEAN, G20 Finance Ministers, multilaterals and development partners, and is a frequent speaker participant on sustainable financing at global fora, such as the World Economic Forum, convening private investors, advisors and thought leaders. She has also strengthened dialogue with NGOs and global civil society on ESG issues on live investments.

Dr. Seethepalli has a Ph.D. in Strategic Management & Public Policy focusing on infrastructure privatization in emerging markets from the George Washington University, USA.

Fatema Bookwala

Managing Director, COO Markets & Securities Services, ASEAN

HSBC Singapore

Fatema Bookwala is the Markets and Securities Services COO at HSBC Singapore with regional responsibilities in ASEAN (TH, MNL, VN). Fatema is a seasoned Front Office COO with 16+ years of Cross-Asset experience in Financial Services industry. Her areas of expertise include Strategy Development and Execution, Transformation, Regulatory Change, Risk Management and Governance as a strong business partner with all business infrastructure areas.
Fatema is a Rank holder Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completed Level 3 CFA from CFA Institute Charlottesville.
Fatema is passionate about diversity & inclusion and sustainability initiatives, and is an active member of the Sustainability Employee Resource Group at HSBC.

Colin Wan

Chief Operating Officer, Group Internal Audit

Standard Chartered

Colin is responsible for the execution and delivery of the GIA Functional strategy with the aim of building the audit practice and auditor of the future, embedding agile auditing, audit analytics, automation and continuous auditing in the function. Colin also oversees Audit Operations, including Governance, Delivery, Methodology, People and Training, Data Management, Systems, Business Intelligence, Resource Planning and Global Business Services.

Colin has about 20 years of experience in Technology Audit, Audit Transformation and Data Analytics in the Banking Industry. Externally, Colin has been involved in the establishment of the Audit Analytics Roundtable with other Banks and speaking at Audit Conferences and Universities.

In Standard Chartered Bank, Colin had previously headed Global Audit Services, Analytics and Operations and was responsible for the establishment of the Audit Function in Global Business Services and Audit Analytics globally. Colin had also been the Head of Audit for a variety of technology and operations audit portfolios including Group Digital Banking, Retail, Private Banking and Wealth Management Technology, Group Functions & Risk Technology and Third Parties Audit Teams globally. He has also worked in Technology Infrastructure, CCIB Technology and Consumer Banking Operations Audit Teams.

Prior to joining the group, Colin spent four years as a Manager in the IT Risk Advisory Services practice in KPMG Singapore where he was primarily responsible for providing IT Governance, IT security, IT audit, business process reviews, business continuity and IT advisory services for clients in the Banking and Finance industry.

09:4010:10

Risk Management - The Data Way

09:40 - 10:20

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Bobby Thomas

Head - Governance & Analytics, Strategic Partnerships, Global Technology

Prudential Services Singapore

Bobby Thomas is a seasoned Risk Management Professional with nearly 2 decades of extensive experience primarily in the insurance industry specialising in Risk Management, Internal Process Controls and Analytics.

He has primarily been with the Prudential Group in India (ICICI Prudential) where he was Vice President – Operational Risk before moving to Prudential Assurance Company Singapore as the Head of Risk Analytics and then moving as an Innovation Lead. In his current role, he is the Head of Governance and Analytics, Global Technology Operations with Prudential Corporation Asia. His passion lies in Risk mitigation and control using Technology and Analytics. In his last role in Innovation, he worked on solutions with various Fintech partners across the globe to identify best in class solutions.

 

10:1010:40

The future of a hybrid workforce for financial institutions

10:20 - 11:00

  • Considerations in BCP management that extend beyond disruptions within office premises and its infrastructure
  • Preventive measures that should be put in place to ensure operational resilience
  • Legal and regulatory risks involved in a hybrid work arrangement
  • Mitigating fraud risks and misconduct for transactions taking place outside of the bank’s physical infrastructure
  • Managing staff welfare and well-being for a hybrid workforce
Edmund Chong

Banking Technology and Risk Management

The Association of Banks in Singapore

Edmund is an experienced Risk and Technology professional in the financial and technology industries. At The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), he oversees the Technology and Operational Resilience initiatives. Prior to joining ABS, he worked at institutions in the private and public sectors, including Deutsche Bank, UOB, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. He holds an MBA (Distinction) from the University of Manchester and a BEng (First Class) from the Nanyang Technological University.

Jed Khoo

Head of Process and Conduct Risk

OCBC Bank

Jed Khoo is Group Head of Process & Conduct Risk at OCBC, where he oversees the Group’s Process controls and risk assessment regime, manages the Conduct Risk monitoring framework, leads a Risk Analytics team to track the evolving risk landscape, all the while supporting the Group’s strategic growth ambitions through collaborating with the business on the associated risk agenda. Prior to OCBC, Jed ran his own risk consulting practice, with a focus on client suitability, AML/KYC onboarding, and risk projects for MNC banks. With over 20 years in the financial industry, Jed’s extensive experience includes assignments with various financial institutions. He was Business Risk Partner for the Ultra High Net-Worth segment at UBS and co-led Group Operational Risk APAC for BNP Paribas Wealth Management. Jed spent his formative years in PwC, where he was led risk, process and strategy reviews as part of the Financial Services Industry Practice. He holds a Master of Science in Wealth Management (SMU) and two Chartered Accountant Qualifications (Singapore, Australia & New Zealand).

Venkatesh Subbaraman

Regional Chief Operating Officer

ANZ

Venkatesh is a senior leader with 25 years of financial services experience in transaction banking, operations, credit, and sales. He has developed a reputation as a trusted advisor via a track record of strategic foresight, shaping customer centric solutions and leading teams through complex change.

He is currently the Regional COO for ANZ's institutional division. His role includes end to end operational management responsibility for all institutional client needs, as well as property and administration for countries across Asia. In this role, Venkatesh has been able to draw on his experience and collaborative work style to strengthen ties with country CEO's, thereby helping to deliver the strategy, protect the bank, and improve overall performance.

Prior to ANZ, Venkatesh was an executive director with ABN Amro, where he was responsible for the bank's global service centre in Chennai. Earlier in his career, he held sales and credit roles at GE Capital.

Throughout his career Venky has taken a keen interest in personal and professional development of staff. He assigns challenging opportunities to high potential staff, provides honest feedback, mentors junior staff, presents at training programmes and participates in external speaking engagements.

Bobby Thomas

Head - Governance & Analytics, Strategic Partnerships, Global Technology

Prudential Services Singapore

Bobby Thomas is a seasoned Risk Management Professional with nearly 2 decades of extensive experience primarily in the insurance industry specialising in Risk Management, Internal Process Controls and Analytics.

He has primarily been with the Prudential Group in India (ICICI Prudential) where he was Vice President – Operational Risk before moving to Prudential Assurance Company Singapore as the Head of Risk Analytics and then moving as an Innovation Lead. In his current role, he is the Head of Governance and Analytics, Global Technology Operations with Prudential Corporation Asia. His passion lies in Risk mitigation and control using Technology and Analytics. In his last role in Innovation, he worked on solutions with various Fintech partners across the globe to identify best in class solutions.

 

10:4011:10

Networking Break

11:00 - 11:30

11:1011:40

The future of supply chain risk: what's next for TPRM?

10:40 - 11:00

  • Third-party relationships as a critical source of competitiveness and growth amidst the ongoing pandemic
  • Operational and business disruptions to cross-border supply chain structures and its impact on TPRM
  • Supply chain alignment to provide a panic-proof, sustainable foundation for future businesses
  • How are Asia – Pacific financial institutions keeping up with the challenges in TPRM?
Koh Peng Lim

Head, Non-Financial Risk Management

CIMB

James Fong

Risk and Security Solutions – Asia

ServiceNow

James leads the ServiceNow Integrated Risk Management and Security Operations business across Asia driving the integrated risk and security management agenda 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 risk management 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 ServiceNow across the governance, risk and compliance space.

He brings with him a wealth of experience having been instrumental in implementing comprehensive governance, risk management, compliance & assurance 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 governance, risk and compliance 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 ServiceNow, he was driving the business of GRC solutioning for a leading global GRC & Security company, was the Southeast Asia Risk & Compliance Solution Lead for Protiviti Singapore, Executive Director of Consulting Services for a regional leading risk and audit management consulting and software firm, 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 also a prominent and regular speaker at local and international thought leadership forums and conferences on risk management, governance, assurance and internal controls.

Khang Nie Lee

APAC Head of Non-Financial Risk

Credit Suisse

Khang Nie Lee is the Head of Non-Financial Risk (NFR) for Asia Pacific (APAC) at Credit Suisse.

She is a trained accountant and is a Fellow at the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (FCA). Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Khang Nie was a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she ran a number of process improvement projects for clients in the financial services sector.

In Credit Suisse, she headed various functions across the CFO Division in APAC, including Investment Banking Finance, South East Asia Legal Entity Finance and SOX program before joining NFR in the CRO Division.”

11:4012:00

Trends and Strategies to Address Money Laundering

11:20 - 11:50

  • Lesson learnt from the evolving AML strategies with the impacts of pandemic and rising digital assets and payments 
  • How can innovative technology bring real-time AML and fraud detection? 
  • Looking ahead: how can firms build more automation and resilience in their AML framework? 
Pooja Dash

Director, Compliance and Financial Crime (CFCC) Advisory

Standard Chartered Bank

Prateek Chandok

Executive Director - Head APAC KYC Asst Mgmt & CIB Mkts

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Rashmi Dubier

Managing Director, APAC Head of AML

MUFG Bank

12:0012:30

Transforming financial crime management in 2023 and beyond

12:00 - 12:40

  • The current state of play: Financial Crime management through AI, ML and models
  • What is the importance of data intelligence in reporting and preventing such crimes?
  • Why selecting the right problem is essential – how AI can work effectively in the fight against financial crime?
  • Challenges in KYC/CDD, transaction monitoring, screening
  • Financial crime expectations and priorities for 2023 and beyond
Neeraj Bansal

Fintech & Ecosystem

OCBC

Neeraj Bansal is a seasoned strategy consultant with 16 years of experience who focuses on digital transformation. He is currently  part of  Fintech and ecosystem team and responsible for evaluation and aligning possible match who are in line with strategy of bank.  In his prior assignment he is focusing on providing solutions and assurance related to the AML Risk & Compliance Management.

Devonna Ng

Head of Compliance

Shinhan Bank

As the head of compliance, Devonna is responsible for all AML and compliance aspects of the branch. This includes but not limited to updating of policies and procedures, advisory, staff trainings, transactions monitoring and STR filings. Prior to this, she was with DBS and OCBC Singapore, specializing in KYC CDD.

Devonna is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS), certified financial crime specialist (CFCS) and also certified global sanctions specialist (CGSS). She also contributes to the banking ecosystem by leading and advising her juniors on their future career paths in her alma mater via their industry network programme. Devonna is also one of the founders of Singapore Compliance Association and Network and recently awarded the Top Emerging Legal Player by the Legal Gorilla.

Hemanshu Parekh

Director - Financial Crimes Compliance

Standard Chartered Bank

Raaj Kumar

APAC Head, Global KYC Policy Oversight & Governance

Citi

Senior Leader with 20+ years of experience in Banking industry with specialization in Financial Crime Compliance and Risk Management, spanning over 17 countries in Asia Pacific and Middle East.

Instrumental in designing and implementation of Regulatory AML projects in Asia Pacific and Middle East with key focus on policy execution, governance, and operational effectiveness. Recognized strengths include ability to work with Senior Leadership and multiple stakeholders in Business and Technology across the globe, leading sustainable Digital Transformation initiatives with focus on risk management and compliance to local regulatory requirements.

With experience in various Leadership positions across AML and Business Risk & Controls, career objective is to contribute to success of organization with timely delivery of high-performance projects with ethos on risk management, ethics, and sustainable growth.

OCTOBER 31 | VIRTUAL | RISK & BANKING REGULATIONS

09:0009:05

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 2022 | Day 1

09:00 - 09:05

09:0509:30

Keynote Session: World Bank Global Risk Landscape Update

09:10 - 09:40

Lakshmi Shyam-Sunder

Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

World Bank Group

Lakshmi Shyam-Sunder is Vice President and World Bank Group Chief Risk Officer.

Lakshmi was previously Chief Financial Officer and Director, Finance and Risk at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group.

Prior to joining MIGA in March 2011, she worked since 1994 at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), also part of the World Bank Group, where she was Director for Corporate Risk, and Director of IFC's Risk Management and Financial Policy Department. She helped develop IFC's client risk management advisory services and IFC's portfolio risk metrics which formed the foundation for the GEMs initiative across MDBs. She led the development of IFC's integrated capital framework and was responsible for all financial risks in Treasury, lending and equity investment operations as well as rating agency issues. She was also Co-Chair of IFC's New Products Assessment Group.

Lakshmi is co-founder and Co-Chair of the Global Emerging Markets (GEMs) risk database, a Consortium for Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and International Financial Institutions (IFIs).

Lakshmi has consulted for a range of public and private sector institutions in the U.S. and in emerging markets. She has also served on the Board, and Finance and Risk Committees of institutions in emerging markets.
Before joining IFC, Lakshmi was a faculty member at the MIT Sloan School of Management and earlier at The Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. She has a Ph.D. in Finance from the MIT Sloan School of Management and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

09:3010:00

Credit Defaults across Asia: What does it mean for the APAC’s growth?

10:05 - 10:35

  • The ripple effect of COVID stimulus packages and loan forgiveness programs
  • The ramifications of the credit defaults from the Evergrande crisis?
  • Will central banks interference set up Asia for higher costs in the future?
  • Should banks be more stringent with requirements for credit?
Peter Deans

Former CRO; Director

The Regtech Association

Peter Deans is a former Chief Risk Officer. Peter retired in May 2019 after seven years as Group Chief Risk Officer of the Bank of Queensland (BOQ) in Australia and a finance career of over 32 years. Peter was awarded Australian Banking & Finance magazine’s Chief Risk Officer of the Year award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Peter now undertakes selected risk and strategy advisory engagements in the financial services, corporate and start up/technology sectors.  Peter is a regular speaker, in Australia and overseas, on risk management, ethics, technology, and regulatory and compliance topics. 

Peter is also the Creator & Founder of the 52 Risks management framework (www.52Risks.com) and a Non-Executive Director of The Regtech Association in Australia.

Victoria Zhang

Executive, Credit Risk, Models and Innovation

NAB

10:0010:20

Climate Transition and Its Relevance to Real Economics Today

10:00 - 10:20

Prerna Divecha

Global Business Lead, Climate & ESG Credit Risk Solutions

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Prerna joined S&P Global Market Intelligence in May 2017 as a Director in the Product Specialist team for Credit Risk Solutions, leading efforts in South East Asia and Japan. Previously she was at Fitch Ratings where she was part of the Business and Relationship Management team in Singapore managing new business initiatives for the corporate ratings business. Prior to that, she spent 2 years at Standard Chartered on the debt markets desk, where she assisted Indian corporates in tapping the Singapore debt markets. She also spent 7 years in J.P. Morgan’s investment banking team covering financial institution clients in India. Prerna is a certified Chartered Accountant from India.

10:2010:50

Basel Updates: The Focus on FRTB

09:35 - 10:05

  • Where is APAC with FRTB implementation? 
  • Navigating the usage of SA and IMA to fit business needs 
  • Has FRTB helped with current market conditions? 
  • Do we need a next iteration of FRTB? 
Gaël Robert

Head of Global Risk Analytics

Mizuho

I am currently heading the Global Risk Analytics function at Mizuho.


I have started my career at Societe Generale's Economic Research Department focusing on the Eurozone. I have then worked on Counterparty Credit Risk modelling for Societe Generale, Deutsche Bank and Rabobank International in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and London, putting in place centralised Monte Carlo frameworks, developing targeted solutions for wrong-way risk and non-vanilla transactions.


I hold a M.Sc. in Statistics & Economics from ParisTech ENSAE and a Master’s Degree from Sciences-Po Paris. I am a CQF and GARP FRM alumni.

Josephine Woo

Chief Risk Officer

Josephine Woo has more than 17 years experience in risk management with regional exposures and worked in Australia and Hong Kong prior to relocation back to Malaysia. She has rich expertise as both risk management practitioner and consultant.

Josephine has vast industry knowledge specifically in financial institutions, banking, insurance, asset management and government-linked companies. These includes both conventional and Islamic principles businesses. Additionally, her role involved as regulatory liaison with relevant local regulators of the regional countries.

Josephine currently a chairperson for operational risk committee with RIM and committee member of the global risk professional certification (PRMIA).

Josephine coverage of expertise includes fraud risk management, anti-money laundering risk, regulatory compliance risk, financial risk management, insurance risk management, operational resilience, cyber security risk management and third party risk management.

10:5011:15

The Complexity of Sanction Risks: Analyzing the chain that may put you at risk

11:35 - 12:05

  • How impacted are APAC markets from sanctions imposed on Russia?
  • Where do the exposures lie for all sizes of banks? Is it possible to cut off all exposures?
  • Will this be a long-term sanction and how to find alternatives?
Sasha Kalb

Director, Financial Crimes Legal

Barclays

Sasha currently serves as the Director for Financial Crimes Legal at Barclays Asia.  In that role, Sasha advises clients on a broad-spectrum of Financial Crime matters that affect the business on a day-to-day basis.  Prior to joining Barclays, Sasha worked at American Express Global Business Travel, where she served as Chief Compliance Officer for the company’s international operations. 

Sasha has worked as in-house counsel in APAC for the last 10 years, focusing on areas of law such as economic sanctions, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and data privacy.  Sasha regularly supports thought leadership in the industry in APAC on financial crime developments impacting the region. 

Sasha received her BA from Columbia University and her law degree from Brooklyn Law School, both in New York City.  She now lives in Hong Kong with her husband and two children.

Adam Ruff

Executive, Sanctions & ABC Compliance

NAB

Dr Adam Ruff, joined NAB 3 years & 8 months ago as Head of Global Sanction Compliance and now Executive, Sanctions & ABC Compliance.  Prior to joining NAB, he was a Director within the Advisory team of Deloitte Forensic, having joined the firm in 2007. Recently, he has managed several regulatory investigations on behalf of financial institutions, including assisting three European banks to respond to information requests from United States regulators. The focus of both his recent thesis, and project work has been financial institution compliance, specifically, economic crime law.

NOVEMBER 1 | VIRTUAL | INVESTMENT

09:0009:05

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 2022 | Day 2

09:00 - 09:05

09:0509:45

Chief Economist Panel: Outlook for 2023

09:05 - 09:45

  • Update on current market conditions and forecasts for the close of 2022  
  • Is the concern for recession myth or reality? 
  • Where is the greatest potential for economic growth in Asia?  
  • What will be the challenges and trends for 2023 in the global economy? 
Raymond Yeung

Chief Economist, Greater China

ANZ

Raymond leads an award-winning China research team based in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The team has been recognised by KangaNews as the #1 Asian Research Pool in 2021, 2020, 2018 and 2017, and #2 Best Team for Asian Macroeconomic Research in 2016 by Asiamoney. He is the author of China’s Trump Card Cryptocurrency and its Game-Changing Role in Sino-US Trade published by John Wiley & Son (ISBN: 978-1-119-69912-5).
Raymond has covered China’s economy for more than 25 years. His provocative ideas and non-consensus market calls have garnered a strong following among ANZ’s clients, including central banks, corporate treasurers and portfolio managers. He presents at international conferences regularly and shares his view on Bloomberg, CNBC and CBN. He is often invited to participate in consultative meetings with governments and supranational organisations and serves on the steering committee of China Chief Economist Forum.
Raymond earned a Ph.D. in economics at Queen’s University, Canada, and is a holder of Financial Risk Manager (FRM). He started his career in 1997. Prior to joining ANZ, he was Deputy Head of Asia Economic Research at Swiss Re.


楊宇霆
 澳新銀行大中華區首席經濟學家,2016年起任中國首席經濟學家論壇理事。
 加拿大皇后大學經濟學博士,財務風險管理師(FRM)資格。
 曾任瑞士再保險公司經濟研究亞洲副主管,德勤資深管理顧問,香港大學助理教授。
 近期著作:China’s Trump Card: Cryptocurrency and its Game-Changing Role in Sino-US Trade, John Wiley & Son (ISBN: 978-1-119-69912-5)
楊博士領導的澳新銀行大中華研究團隊定期發表深度經濟分析,其獨特的觀點獲澳新銀行的客戶(包括中央銀行,企業財務官和投資基金經理)高度讚譽,經常獲邀出席國內相關部門組織的經濟研討會。他的觀點經常獲彭博、路透、第一財經等知名國內外媒體引用。近年,楊博士成功判斷影響境內、境外市場的重要經濟指標和事件。他長期關注人民幣跨境業務和市場的發展,2010年發表的人民幣的國際化報告,對澳新銀行以及外國央行發展人民業務幣平台起了巨大的貢獻。楊博士為財新網,金融街等國內平台的專欄作家。

Alicia Garcia-Herrero

Chief Economist, Asia Pacific

Natixis

Alicia García Herrero is the Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis. She also serves as Senior Fellow at the Brussels-based European think-tank BRUEGEL and a non-resident Senior Follow at the East Asian Institute (EAI) of the National University Singapore (NUS).

Alicia is also Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Finally, Alicia is a Member of the Council of Advisors on Economic Affairs to the Spanish Government and an advisor to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s research arm (HKIMR) among other advisory and teaching positions. In previous years, Alicia held the following positions: Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Member of the Asian Research Program at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Head of the International Economy Division of the Bank of Spain, Member of the Counsel to the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, Head of Emerging Economies at the Research Department at Banco Santander, and Economist at the International Monetary Fund. As regards her academic career, Alicia has served as visiting Professor at John Hopkins University (SAIS program), China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Carlos III University. Alicia holds a PhD in Economics from George Washington University and has published extensively in refereed journals and books (see her publications in ResearchGate, Google Scholar, SSRN or REPEC). Alicia is also very active in international media (BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC and CNN) as well as social media (LinkedIn and Twitter). As a recognition, Alicia was included in the TOP Voices in Economy and Finance by LinkedIn in 2017 and #6 Top Social Media leader by Refinitiv in 2020.

Alex Joiner

Chief economist

IFM Investors

Dr Alex Joiner is the Chief Economist at IFM Investors and also sits on its Investment Committee. He is responsible for the firm’s economic, financial market, policy and geopolitical analysis and forecasting that underpin its investment and portfolio management processes. He represents IFM with domestic and global clients as well as with governments, central banks, financial institutions and corporates. He has over 15 years professional experience and prior to joining IFM Investors, Alex was the Chief Economist (Australian & New Zealand) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a senior economist at ANZ Bank and an economist at the Victorian Department of Treasury. He holds a First Class honours degree in Economics and a PhD in Econometrics from Monash University. Alex is a committee member of Australian Business Economists and sits on the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Macroeconomic Risks Advisory Group.

Jo Masters

Chief Economist

Barrenjoey

My passion for economics stems from my commitment to provide businesses with deep insights to the economy on a macro-level and what it means for them. I have been a part of the economic discussion in Australia for 25 years and am a trusted advisor in economic and policy issues nationally, and on a global scale. While my title is economist, perhaps it should include communicator. Collaboration and inter-personal skills are critical, and I actively work to make economics relevant and easy to absorb for all. In addition to my role at Barrenjoey, am a Member of the Committee for Economic Development Australia’s (CEDA) Council on Economic Policy, an Executive Member of the Australian Business Economists, a Member of a Business Council of Australia working group, and I sit on the Advisory Board for the Financy Women’s Index.

09:4510:20

Investment Panorama: What Are Our Investors Looking at in the Next Three Years

09:45 - 10:20

  • How to manage volatility in equities and hedging strategies
  • Exploring private markets and what are some local regulations to watch for
  • Focus on green investments: how to avoid pitfalls of green washing
  • How to invest with efficiency and manage regulatory costs  
Sean Anthonisz

Head of Investment Strategy

Mine Super

Rana Bhattacharjee

Director and Senior Client Advisor

Alpha Quest Pte. Ltd.

Rana Bhattacharjee is the Director and Senior Client Advisor at Alpha Quest Pte. Ltd., a licensed fund management company, regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, providing wealth and portfolio management services to its clients.

Rana has an extensive experience of over 20 years in the wealth management industry and worked for Private Banks including Fortis, Standard Chartered Private Bank and CIC Banque Privee before setting up Alpha Quest with his partners. He focuses on allocation across all traditional and alternative asset classes to achieve the portfolio goals for his clients.

He is a CAIA, CFP, CMT and CFTe charterholder and has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.

Aaron Lloyd

Director

Sompo Japan DC Securities

Puneet Singh

Head of APAC Quant Research

Societe Generale

Puneet Singh is a Director in the Equity Quant Research team with more than 15 years of experience in Quantitative Research and Modelling on both the buy and sell-side. He joined SG in September 2017 from Citi, Singapore. At Citi, Puneet spent 6 years in quantitative research covering Asia-Pacific, Japan and Emerging Markets and 4 years in Financial Engineering working with structuring and solutions to create and sell products to clients globally. He has also worked at Bear Stearns, HSBC, HALBIS, Arthur Andersen and 3M. Puneet has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an MBA in Finance from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

10:2010:45

Quant-Based Models for Faster Investment Decisions

10:20 - 10:45

  • How to leverage AI/ML in investment decisions and how to adjust models constantly with market changes
  • User cases of liquidity management and forecasting with AI
  • How to weigh different considerations when investing in investment technologies
Kirsten Wymer

Head of Risk Strategies and Research

BT Financial

Kirsten Wymer is Head of Risk Strategies and Research at BT Investment Solutions (BTIS), specialising in risk allocation, member analysis and asset allocation modelling techniques for multi-asset portfolios. Kirsten is a published author with papers appearing in 'The Journal of Retirement' among others. Prior to joining BTIS, she spent 15 years as a sell-side derivatives trader and quantitative researcher in a career spanning electricity, rates and equities asset classes. 
In addition to quantitative research and modelling for BTIS, Kirsten’s team also manages 10bln in cash and fixed income on behalf of BT – part of the Westpac Group.

Stephen Fisher

Chief Investment Officer

First Degree Global Asset Management

Stephen has twenty five years’ experience as an investment professional with leading investment management groups in the United States, Asia and Australia. Immediately prior to co-founding First Degree in 2011, Stephen was the Head of Global Fixed Income Product – Asia Pacific at JPMorgan Asset Management, and had investment responsibility for the firm’s mandates from Central Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and some of the largest Institutions in the Asia Pacific Region.

Prior to that role, Stephen held roles with J.P Morgan Investment Management in New York and Australia, including those of Australian Head of Capital Markets Research and Asia Pacific Regional Head of Capital Markets Research. Stephen’s specialist areas of expertise include the quantitative analysis of fixed income, equity and derivative securities and asset allocation techniques. He has advised some of the leading Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds on reserves management practices and his research has been widely published.

Stephen holds a Master of Science (Finance) an a PhD (Finance) from the WE Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, New York, and a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney. Stephen is also a Non-Executive Director of Avation Plc, a commercial aircraft leasing company listed on the Main Board of the London Stock Exchange.

Jie Lu

Portfolio Manager/Head of Research, Quantitative Strategies

Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited

Jie Lu is a member of our Quantitative Strategies (QS) team and a Portfolio Manager for our Multi Factor strategies. In addition, Jie is the named Portfolio Manager for our China A-share Growth SICAV Fund. He is responsible for research and development of QS strategies and funds and heads up the team’s research effort. Jie joined Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited in April 2017.

Prior to joining our Firm, Jie was a Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President at Acadian Asset Management in Boston, where he worked for over 10 years. He has extensive experience in stock selection factor research for global equity markets as well as systematic country and industry allocation strategies. Jie was a member of their investment policy committee overseeing changes to their investment models. Jie has 16 years of industry experience.

Jie holds a PhD in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Financial Technology Option from the MIT Sloan School of Management in the USA. He also holds a MSc and a BSc in Physics from Tsinghua University in China. He is also a CFA charterholder.

10:4511:15

Sustainable Investments: New Priorities and Implications for Investors

10:45 - 11:10

  • Rethink social issues in supply chain
  • What are some sustainable and economic assets to focus on?
  • Putting up the ESG lens in portfolios: industry requirements, regulations and align with net-zero efforts
Purdie Bowden

Senior Policy Manager

Australian Sustainable Finance Institute

Patrice Conxicoeur

Chief Executive Officer

HSBC Global Asset Management

Patrice Conxicoeur is CEO, HSBC Asset Management (Singapore) Ltd and has been working in the financial industry since 1990. Patrice assumed this position in April 2020. Previously, he was CEO of HSBC Asset Management (Japan) K.K. From 2011-2015, Patrice was Global Head of the Insurance Segment, with overall responsibility for the further business development of HSBC Asset Management with insurance companies globally. Prior to that, Patrice spent three years as Head of Institutional Business for Asia Pacific with HSBC Asset Management in Hong Kong. From 2004 to 2008, he was Chief Executive of Sinopia Asset Management, Asia-Pacific. Patrice joined Sinopia in 1992 as an equity fund manager, later becoming Head of Global Equities and subsequently promoted to Head of Strategy, Equities and Balanced Products. Patrice was posted to Asia in 2000, initially in Japan as Chief Executive Officer of Sinopia T&D Asset Management Co, Ltd., and from 2004 in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Sinopia, Patrice worked in Tokyo with Japan Gamma Asset Management. He graduated from the E.M. Lyon Business School (France).

Jason Mortimer

Head of Sustainable Investment – Fixed Income

Nomura Asset Management

Jason Mortimer is Head of Sustainable Investment – Fixed Income and Senior Portfolio Manager at Nomura Asset Management in Tokyo. In this role, Jason is focused on fixed income ESG-integration and sustainable investing in fixed income and credit, as well as Green, Social, Sustainability Bonds and other mainstream impact investment strategies.

Manish Singhai

Former CIO

Manish Singhai is a seasoned investor, having joined the industry in 1993. Since 2003, he has held Asian CIO and CEO roles at global asset managers AllianceBernstein, Aviva Investors, Lazard AM, and Tokio Marine AM.

Manish is an early thought leader in the ESG space, and an active proponent of DEI. At AllianceBernstein as early as in 2000, he pioneered an inhouse Corporate Governance (CG) assessment framework, much before CG and SRI eventually morphed into ESG. In all investment processes he has since designed and led, he has ensured that ESG considerations are central but, in a pragmatic, and not pedantic manner.

Manish has also engaged continuously with corporate managements on ESG issues over more than two decades. In the early 2000s, he worked closely with a Korea University think-tank and other institutional investors to get truly independent directors elected to the boards of leading Korean corporates.

Manish was a member of the Equity Advisory Group, International Institute of Finance, Inc., and a leader/member of their Corporate Governance Task Forces on Indonesia, Malaysia, China and India. He has presented white-papers on ESG-related topics at prestigious forums such as the Fourth OECD roundtable in Asia and the Council of Institutional Investors (cii.org) plenary session in Washington DC. Very recently, Manish has created https://esg-matters.today to post periodic thought pieces on the E, S and G challenges encountered as an investor, and as a repository of ESG resources

Manish holds a B Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, an MBA Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, and is a CFA charterholder.

11:1511:40

Alternative Investments and Hedging Strategies

12:00 - 12:25

  • Commodities: how to weigh in your hedging positions
  • Private equity and venture capital: countries: a longer theme for investors
  • New investment opportunities for APAC: navigating inflation environment and regulations
Eiki Tamama

Chief Investment Officer

PROFITZ

  • In February 2020 Mr. Tamama joined a real estate investment advisory start-up in Tokyo, PROFITZ K.K. as Chief Investment Officer. PROFITZ is an established development and asset management company focused on residential and office assets in Japan with total AUM of approx. US$200 mn.
  • Prior to joining PROFITZ in February 2022, Mr. Tamama worked for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority from 2013 to 2022, and managed its real estate portfolio as a senior management in the Asia Pacific team. He primarily covered the Japan, Korea and India markets and managed US$4 bn GAV assets on average during his tenor.
  • From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Tamama worked for LaSalle Investment Management and Shinsei Bank. He sourced and made investments for LaSalle Asia Opportunity Fund I & II and acquired US$750 mn GAV assets. He also took fund management role for LaSalle Japan Logistics Fund I & II, and managed US$ 2.5 bn portfolio and led divestment of JLF I portfolio. At Shinsei Bank, Mr. Tamama led sourcing, structuring, pricing, and execution of property backed non-recourse loans. He financed approximately 100 real estate transactions and provided US$8 bn loans over five years.
  • Prior to 2005, Mr. Tamama was engaged in investment in non-performing loans (NPLs) at Daiwa SMBC Principal Investments.
  • Mr. Tamama received a BA from Keio University (Faculty of Economics) and a MS in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. He finished a general management program (GMP) at Harvard Business School. Mr. Tamama is a member of both the CFA Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

John Cummins

Chief Investment Officer

SocietyOne

Entering financial markets in a trading capacity, John’s career spans 30 years in financial services and has included senior markets-based roles overseeing FICC businesses for HSBC, Westpac Institutional Bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Macquarie Bank. He has also had extensive offshore experience in both London and Hong Kong in regional and global teams across most products.

He is currently Chief Investment Officer at market-leading fintech SocietyOne.

 

11:4000:00

NFTs, Metaverse and DeFi: The Crypto Themes in 2022

11:35 - 12:00

  • APAC regulatory environment: opportunities and road bumps
  • How do we see crypto become more formalized and standardized
  • The rising crypto fraud and how to mitigate risk for short-term investment
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.

Thomas Barton

Chief Operating Officer

Trovio Group

Thomas is the Chief Operating Officer at Trovio Group – a firm providing a range of services across asset management, blockchain technology and digital infrastructure solutions. Thomas is a member of AIMA's global council; acting as an appointed representative for the APAC region for the period 2022-2024. Prior to joining Trovio, Thomas was CEO of Aralian Capital Pte Ltd., a Singapore based global macro hedge fund. Thomas joined Aralian from Tudor Capital, where he was an employee for over 12 years, most recently as head of their Singapore office. With over 16 years’ experience in global macro hedge funds, Thomas has a diverse skill set across middle office, risk, compliance, fund marketing and due diligence functions.

NOVEMBER 2 | VIRTUAL | CLIMATE RISK

09:0009:05

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 2022 | Day 3

09:00 - 09:05

09:0509:35

Keynote Panel: Global Efforts in Tackling Climate Risk

09:05 - 09:35

  • Climate risk as systemic financial risk: vulnerabilities in financial systems
  • How are the EMEA regulators tackling the risk and lesson learnt for APAC
  • Standardized disclosure and what are the industry efforts
Aziz Durrani

Capacity Development Expert

ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)

Aziz has over 19 years of experience in international banking and finance, and in setting, enforcing and providing training on regulatory policies and standards, including climate risk and sustainable finance policies. At the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research office (AMRO), Aziz is responsible for the provision of capacity development and technical assistance to ASEAN countries and China; Hong Kong; Japan; and Korea.

He previously worked for 5 years at The SEACEN Centre, providing technical assistance and delivering training programmes to SEACEN’s 35 Central Banks and Regulatory Authority stakeholders across Asia on issues related to Supervision, Financial Stability, Risk Management, Climate Risk and Financial Market Infrastructures.

Before joining SEACEN, Aziz spent 7 years working as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Bank of England / Prudential Regulation Authority, undertaking asset quality and Non-Performing Loan reviews globally and managing the wholesale Concurrent Stress Testing programme. Aziz began his career in the Strategy, Finance and Economics practice of Andersen Business Consulting in London, and later worked at Standard Chartered Bank UK, covering the Origination, Structuring and Syndication of loan products. He also worked at Lloyds Banking Group in ALM and Leveraged Finance Loan Restructuring and Workout.

Aziz is a graduate in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Nottingham, UK, and also studied for an M.Sc. in Computing for Industry at Imperial College London.

David Carlin

TCFD & climate risk program lead

UNEP FI

Chuchi G. Fonacier

Deputy Governor, Financial Supervision Sector

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

DG Fonacier is the head of the Financial Supervision Sector (FSS), which is mainly responsible for the regulation of banks and other BSP-Supervised Financial Institutions (BSFIs). Under her direct supervision are five subsubsectors which handle onsite examination and offsite surveillance (or integrated supervision) of BSFIs including specialized supervision of specific areas (i.e., anti-money laundering, trust, financial market operations and information technology), credit information system infrastructure, policy studies/research, and supervisory data management.

DG Fonacier joined the BSP in 1984 as a bank examiner and worked her way to become the deputy governor of FSS in 2017. In 2008, she headed the BSP’s primary supervisory unit that handles specially-challenged banks. Under her watch, a record number of bank issues and developments were successfully resolved and implemented. She also led the development of various programs, in coordination with the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC), aimed at strengthening the thrift, rural, and cooperative banking sectors by encouraging mergers, consolidations, and acquisition involving weak banks.

DG Fonacier is on her second and extended term as Chair of the Executives’ Meeting of East Asia Pacific Central Banks Working Group on Banking Supervision (EMEAP WGBS), composed of central bank and supervisory authorities from 11 countries in the East Asia and the Pacific which focuses on bank supervision matters that are relevant to EMEAP WGBS members. She is also currently the Chair of the Global Standards and Policy of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion and BSP’s representative to the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) Plenary and Workstream 1 (Supervision/Micro-Prudential Practices).
She is the permanent alternate of the BSP Governor in the Board of Directors of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) and the National Development Corporation (NDC).

DG Fonacier has served as panelist/resource person in various international conferences/fora on banking supervision, sustainable finance, financial technology and digitalization, financial inclusion, shadow banking, microfinance, bank resolution and crisis management, financial stability, capacity building, etc. organized by international bodies such as the United Nations (UN), IMF/World Bank, Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Financial Stability Institute (FSI), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Asian Bankers Association (ABA), South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) and central banks and monetary/supervisory authorities of various countries.

DG Fonacier took up her Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting degree at University of St. La Salle - Bacolod. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a holder of a Career Service Executive Eligibility (CSEE). She obtained her Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) at the Ateneo de Manila University. She attended the Program on Rethinking Financial Inclusion: Smart Design for Policy and Practice organized by the Harvard Kennedy School.

Satoshi Ikeda

Chief Sustainable Finance Officer

Financial Services Agency, the Government of Japan

In March 2019, the Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) decided to create the position of Chief Sustainable Finance Officer (CSFO), to plan and coordinate on promotion of sustainable finance internally and globally. Upon its creation he was appointed, and has been serving, as the first CSFO.

In this capacity, he covers a wide range of issues concerning sustainable finance which include, among other things, aligning private finance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), promoting TCFD disclosures by business corporations and financial institutions alike, acting as Vice-chair of the Impact Investing Roundtable co-organized by GSG National Advisory Board of Japan and JFSA, and serving as Co-chair of the Work Stream on ESG Data and Ratings of the IOSCO Sustainability Taskforce as well as Co-chair of the Work Stream on Climate Disclosures of the FSB.

09:3510:05

The Future of Sustainable Finance in the Journey of Net-Zero

09:35 - 10:05

  • How banks in APAC are navigating with the regulatory requirements of sustainable finance?
  • Aligning climate risk exposure with risk appetite and business strategies
  • How to leverage sustainable finance instruments and avoid green washing? 
Ricco Zhang

Senior Director, Asia Pacific

International Capital Market Association

Ricco Zhang is Senior Director, Asia Pacific of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) based in Hong Kong. Mr. Zhang is responsible for ICMA’s development in Greater China and works very closely with regulators, financial institutions and other organizations who are active at the capital markets in the region to promote and maintain the best market practice. He has previously worked for international law firms, investment banks and other financial institutions engaged in capital market transactions and mergers & acquisitions in Asia and has extensive experience as a market practitioner. Mr. Zhang graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong.

張順榮先生為國際資本市場協會駐香港辦事處亞太區資深總監。張先生負責協會大中華地區的工作,與各監管機構、金融機構及其他活躍於區域內資本市場的市場機構緊密合作,致力於推動及維持最佳市場實踐規範。張先生在此之前,曾就職於國際律師事務所、投資銀行以及其他金融機構,從事資本市場以及兼併收購的工作,擁有豐富的市場執業經驗。張先生畢業于香港大學法律系。

Marla Garin-Alvarez

VP for Sustainability

BDO Unibank

Experienced Regional Manager with global work scope and a demonstrated history of successfully working across all levels of the organization in various industries---from public relations and communications to food and beverage to semiconductors to architecture and engineering to the news and information technology and services industry. Strong consulting professional skilled in Sustainability, Diversity & Inclusion, Corporate Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Branding, Strategic Management, Human Resources, and Public Relations.

Hirotaka Hideshima

Counselor

Norinchukin Bank

Kylie-Anne Richards

Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Fortlake Asset Management

Kylie-Anne Richards is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer and leads the implementation of responsible investment practices at Fortlake. Kylie-Anne is also a member of the Fortlake Asset Management Board and a board member of IAM Funds.

Kylie-Anne has extensive industry experience both domestically and overseas, having worked at Macquarie Group in Hong Kong as Head of Financial Engineering for the Asia Pacific. Subsequently, Head of Indexation and Quantitative Trading Research at CLSA in Sydney. Most recently she held the position of Director, Portfolio Manager at QTR Capital, a proprietary trading business, which was active in trading MSCI Global Index rebalances in developed markets globally and depository receipt arbitrage in Australia and the USA.

Kylie-Anne is a tenured academic at the University of Technology Sydney with research and teaching interests in sustainable finance, green finance, ESG and high-frequency finance. Kylie-Anne has developed and lectures the Sustainable Finance subjects offered in the Master of Finance, MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Financial Planning and Microcrediential suite. She is an internationally published academic with papers appearing in ‘International Journal of Financial Engineering’, ‘Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes’, among others.

Kylie-Anne completed her PhD at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of NSW (UNSW). She was awarded the QRSLab Boronia Managed Funds PhD Scholarship in 2011. Kylie-Anne also holds a Master of Finance (Financial Engineering) from The University of Hong Kong, a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from The University of Melbourne.

Kylie-Anne is also a Board Member of Sport & The Spectrum Ltd, which is a not-for-profit enriching the lives of children on the Autism Spectrum through sport.

Elisha Harrington

Evangelist – Chief Innovation Office

ServiceNow

Elisha Harrington is an Evangelist on the Innovation team at ServiceNow. In her role, Elisha is laser focused on the future of work, digital transformation, and the power of intelligent systems.

As a thought leader in operational improvement and innovation, she is responsible for all efforts to evangelize the transformative world of work for enterprise customers in the Asian-Pacific region. Elisha is helping customers re-imagine the possible and solve important problems to create stunning change. 

Prior to ServiceNow, Elisha worked for a number of top tier professional services firms, consulting with the largest global and Australian local enterprises across banking, telecommunications and more. From running large Digital transformations (both technical and business). Elisha worked for PwC across technology solutions which included fraud detection, risk sentiment, automation, and advanced analytics as well as blockchain and other leading technology cloud SaaS solutions.

Working within C-suite agendas and large impactful programs impacting employee and customer experience, Elisha aims to supercharge productivity scaling across the organisation whilst cultivating a culture of innovation at its core.

10:0510:35

Disclosure Spotlight: TCFD Reporting and Benchmark Industry Movements

10:05 - 10:30

  • Regulatory movements and applications of TCFD reporting in APAC
  • New elements to consider with the current energy markets and how to set a right carbon footprint
  • How to conduct climate stress testing especially with transition risk and physical risk
  • Building resilience into your business strategies with the range of scenarios
Paul Smith

Founding Partner

SustainFinance

Independent corporate director based in Hong Kong working in asset management, private wealth management and financial technology. Member of the Honorary Advisor Panel of the Financial Reporting Council of Hong Kong and a Member of the Products Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.
Types 1, 4 and 9 Hong Kong SFC Licensed Representative for Peak Capital Limited since 14th December, 2020.
Non Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee at Diginex Ltd (www.eqonex.com), a Crypto currency exchange listed on Nasdaq (EQOS). Director and Senior Advisor at the Financial Modeling Institute (FMI www.fminstitute.com) Senior adviser at inflection Point Intelligence (www.ipi-edu.com), a leading Asia based online education provider in the alternative and family office industries. Director of El Dorado Asset Management SAF in Peru.

Founding member of SustainFinance. A mission driven not for profit geared towards helping asset owners and managers integrate sustainability into their decision making process; www.sustainfinance.org

Trustee and Adviser to the Board of China Insight www.china-insight.org.uk. A London based foundation sharing analysis, knowledge and understanding of China to help inform UK influencers in government, commerce and civil society

Served as President and CEO of CFA Institute from 2015 to 1 September, 2019, having joined in 2012 as Managing Director for Asia Pacific.

I was appointed to head up CFA Institute on account of my 30+ years’ experience in the investment management industry. I believe I’ve gained a reputation as an innovator who’s willing to take a calculated risk, one with a solid track record in opening up new markets, overseeing global asset allocation and creating new products.

I am committed to being an independent advocate for the industry, and to helping develop a visionary, trustworthy, forward-thinking financial sector that serves society well.

That commitment has made me a vocal and enthusiastic speaker, blogger and commentator. I travel extensively all over the world but have a particular affection for developing markets in Asia, Africa, Latam, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. I am an outspoken and often quoted proponent of attaching finance to a greater sense of social responsibility.

Eric Nietsch

Head of ESG, Asia

Manulife Investment Management

Based in Singapore, Eric is responsible for setting the ESG research, integration, and active ownership agenda in Asia. In his role, Eric conducts proprietary research to identify and manage investment risks and opportunities related to the sustainability strategies of companies in the region. Eric also works with Asian based portfolio managers on evaluating ESG exposures at a portfolio level. He collaborates with the ESG team on methodologies for product development and represents Manulife IM’s ESG capabilities among the local investment community..

Prior to joining Manulife Investment Management, Eric led the Sustainable Finance initiatives for Asia-Pacific at S&P Global where he helped to develop and launch the ESG Evaluation Framework.  He worked closely with analysts across the region to evaluate ESG exposures in corporate and infrastructure entities. Before joining the Sustainable Finance team, he covered various sectors as a credit ratings analyst at S&P in both the United States and Asia. Preceding S&P, Eric worked on an equity portfolio at Barclay’s PLC in New York, and on the special situations desk of the boutique investment bank StormHarbour Partners LP.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Colgate University. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Singapore.

Shinichi Yoshiya

Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC

Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities

Shinichi Yoshiya is Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC in the Legal Division of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Yoshiya covers a broad range of complex cross-border financial regulatory matters and transactions for Morgan Stanley’s Japan and Asia Pacific region including ESG, OTC derivatives regulations of Japan, U.S. and EU, the Volcker Rule, Resolution Stay, MiFID2, Brexit, LIBOR and Basel 3 capital rules. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Yoshiya was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP advising on financial regulatory matters. Mr. Yoshiya has held academic appointments at Duke University Law School as Visiting Professor and currently teaches global financial regulations at Meiji University Law School. Duke University, Law School (LL.M.), Aoyama Gakuin University, Business School (M.B.A.), Sophia University (LL.B.). Mr. Yoshiya is admitted to the bar of the state of New York.

10:3511:05

Quantifying ESG Risk: The Next Priority

10:30 - 11:00

  • How to model risk measures against climate-related disasters
  • Focusing on the “S” of the equation: supply chain and potential reputational risk
  • Industry efforts in climate risk modelling: how to root in established scientific principles and resiliency against the next black-swan event
Hong Tat Tan

Head of Sustainability

AEON CO. (M) BHD

Hong Tat obtained his Master of Science (Process Engineering) and Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He has in-depth experience related to Climate Change, Climate Strategy and Sustainability.

He has served various sectors, such as renewable energy, oil & gas, power, green technology and retail sectors). His expertise lay in Greenhouse Gas/ Carbon Footprinting, ISO 14064, Sustainability/ Climate-related strategy, TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure), ESG risk management and Sustainability Reporting.

Måns Carlsson

Head of ESG Research

Ausbil Investment Management

Head of ESG Research at Ausbil Investment Management Limited following nearly five years as Senior ESG Research Analyst at AMP Capital. Since 2007 I have worked as a financial analyst as well as an ESG specialist covering Australian, New Zealand and Scandinavian equities across a wide range of sectors and sustainability issues.

In my current role, I focus primarily on a) proprietary ESG research and integration of the research into Ausbil's fundamental stock analysis / investment process, b) engagement on ESG issues with ASX-listed companies, c) portfolio construction for Ausbil's Active Sustainable Equity Fund and d) proxy voting.

The proprietary ESG research is tailored to Ausbil's investment philosophy and focuses on earnings revisions, earnings sustainability and management quality. The proprietary ESG research is also contributing to ideas for the stock selection meetings. From previous roles I also have experience in ESG integration for fixed income and international equities products.

Specialties: ESG and sustainability research / engagement across a wide range of sectors and issues, including: climate change, labour rights / human rights in supply chains, corporate governance, ESG disclosure, corporate culture and more.

I have presented on ESG and ESG integration at various investment industry events, including PRI in person, the ACSI Conference, the RIAA Conference, the Thomson-Reuters Stop Slavery Summit, the CSR Asia Summit, AIRA and more. I have also presented at numerous industry events, such as the KPMG/SEDEX conference, BAML's ESG series, the Australian Sustainable Fashion Conference and much more.

Chair of RIAA’s Human Rights Working Group and also a Director of the board of RIAA.

Serena Mak

Executive Director, Sustainable Finance, Institutional Banking Group

DBS Hong Kong

Serena is currently working as Executive Director in the Sustainable Finance team within the Institutional Banking Group of DBS Hong Kong.

Ms. Mak also has over 15 years of experience with Goldman Sachs treasury and market operations in Singapore and Hong Kong, with focus on liquidity management and payment transaction surveillance across the APAC region.

Ms. Mak serves as a Board Governor & Honorary Secretary at Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong) with a focus on Green and Sustainable Finance development in Asia.

Ms. Serena Mak holds both MSc Investment Management and BBA (Hons) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Ms Mak is a Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM), and CPA (Aust.).

Devansh Srivastava

Director, Advisory Services

Moody's Analytics

11:0511:30

ESG Data: Bringing Clarity and Credibility to Models

11:00 - 11:30

  • The top metrics to measure ESG and what are the pain points
  • How to select the right ESG data sources: examples and elements to considerations
  • Is there a way to build in predictive analysis with the data? Any creative ways to go about data series with short histories in nature?
Viisti Dickens

Teacher/ Industry Expert

University of Technology Sydney

Viisti is an Industry Expert at UTS, with both public and private sector including as a Senior Director in top tier consulting firms and in-house, across financial services, telecommunications, media, and education sectors. She focuses on helping organisations with their biggest challenges - including M&A, Diversity and Inclusion, Culture change, Risk, Innovation and ESG - often on high priority programs. Her focus on business transformation is commercial, strategic and pragmatic.

Viisti is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, jas a Masters of Law (USyd), Masters of International Relations (UQ & Sciences Po Paris), and a Bachelor of Business (QUT). She has lived and worked in France, UK, Chile and Vietnam.

Li Sun Leong

Head of ESG

AIA Singapore

11:3012:00

ESG Due Diligence: Understanding Risks and Opportunities

11:30 - 12:00

  • Assessing the ESG megatrends and how those affect the bank/buyside firm and its business 
  • Potential risks that can affect the cash flow 
  • Benchmarking industry ESG policies and what are the opportunities there 
  • Tools and approaches to identify and integrate ESG risks & opportunities
Roman Novozhilov

Head of ESG

New Development Bank

Roman Novozhilov is a Head of ESG at the New Development Bank, a Shanghai-based multilateral development bank established in 2016 by BRICS countries. He is responsible for integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects in the NDB’s operations and delivery of ESG advisory services to the Bank’s clients in emerging markets. Prior to joining NDB, he was with International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington D.C., and Hong Kong focusing on ESG aspects of IFC’s investments in APAC and held various roles at the World Bank in Washington D.C. He holds a Ph.D. from American University (Washington D.C.), an M.A. from Central European University (Vienna), and a B.A. from St. Petersburg State University (Russia).

Tomohiro Ishikawa

Managing Director, Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs

MUFG

Stuart Mackenzie

Associate Director, North Asia

IBIS

Stuart Mackenzie is Associate Director for IBIS in North Asia, based in Hong Kong.  Stuart has been working in sustainability for over 17 years in Asia and the UK and has practical experience delivering Sustainable Finance, ESG and ESIA services across various sectors.  He regularly works with international environmental and social (E&S) risk frameworks and standards used by banks, private equity and other institutional investors to assess or benchmark projects and investments from an E&S perspective.

His work includes supporting investors/lenders and sponsors alike to evaluate the alignment of projects and operations against E&S risk frameworks, undertaking E&S due diligence, and assisting projects/investees in navigating, understanding and meeting financiers’ E&S expectations.  He is fully conversant with the use and application of international environmental and social standards such as the IFC Performance Standards, WBG EHS Guidelines, ADB Safeguard Policy Statement, Equator Principles, OECD Common Approaches etc.  He also has working experience with the TCFD framework and its application for undertaking climate change risk assessments in due diligence exercises for both physical and transitional climate change risks. 

Shinichi Yoshiya

Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC

Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities

Shinichi Yoshiya is Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC in the Legal Division of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Yoshiya covers a broad range of complex cross-border financial regulatory matters and transactions for Morgan Stanley’s Japan and Asia Pacific region including ESG, OTC derivatives regulations of Japan, U.S. and EU, the Volcker Rule, Resolution Stay, MiFID2, Brexit, LIBOR and Basel 3 capital rules. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Yoshiya was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP advising on financial regulatory matters. Mr. Yoshiya has held academic appointments at Duke University Law School as Visiting Professor and currently teaches global financial regulations at Meiji University Law School. Duke University, Law School (LL.M.), Aoyama Gakuin University, Business School (M.B.A.), Sophia University (LL.B.). Mr. Yoshiya is admitted to the bar of the state of New York.

NOVEMBER 3 | VIRTUAL | DERIVATIVES

09:0009:05

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 2022 | Day 4

09:00 - 09:05

09:0509:30

Keynote Session: The Regulatory and Supervisory Landscape: A global perspective

09:25 - 09:40

Pedro Duarte Neves

Former vice-governor

Bank of Portugal

Pedro Duarte Neves was Vice-Governor of Banco de Portugal from June 2006 to September 2017. During that period, he also chaired the Board of the Deposit Guarantee Fund, the Board of the Resolution Fund and the Board of the National Council for Audit Supervision. As of September 2017 he acts as Adviser for the Board of Directors of Banco de Portugal.

Pedro Duarte Neves acted as Alternate Chairperson of the EBA from July 2013 to June 2018 and, over the past years, chaired a number of European groups on economic and financial matters in the scope of the Financial Stability Board, the European Banking Authority and the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities. Pedro Duarte Neves was a member of the ECB’s Supervisory Board until September 2014 and a member of the General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board, from its creation to September 2017.

He joined the Research Department of Banco de Portugal in 1994 and served there until July 2004. He chaired the National Communications Authority (ANACOM) from September 2004 to June 2006.

Pedro Duarte Neves holds a PhD in Economics from Université Catholique de Louvain and he is Professor at Católica Lisbon – Business and Economics.

09:3010:00

Overview of Trading: What are the new trends and opportunities in 2023?

09:05 - 09:40

  • The newest trends in products and offerings
  • What are the new opportunities to find alpha?
  • How to manage risks with volatility in the markets?
  • What will 2023 hold for traders and how to prepare for success to close out the year?
Omar El Harit

APAC Head of Trading and Structuring Client Services

Murex

At Murex, Omar heads the Trading & Structuring Client Services division for Asia Pacific. His teams provide expert support and delivery services to customers across 6 regional offices, earning the MX.3 platform the Asia Risk Awards for “Pricing and trading system of the year” for four consecutive years and “Best structured products support system” since the award’s inception in 2021.

Omar also leads the Murex APAC task force on the IBOR reform, enabling the successful transition to alternative interest rates benchmarks at over 40 clients. He has a strong focus on product innovation, and in 2022 is spearheading new packaging and go-to-market initiatives for the MX.3 Carbon Trading and Digital Assets solutions in the APAC region.

Leo Tay

Head of FX and Rates Trading

ING Bank

Leo Tay is Managing Director and Head of FX, Rates and Derivatives Trading in ING, based in Singapore. He leads a team of traders across five locations, and is responsible for the electronification of the FX Rates trading business. He is also the digital asset champion for the bank, sponsoring the development of digital asset ecosystem in Asia.

Leo holds an M.Sc. in Financial Mathematics from the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern in Germany, and is a guest lecturer in Financial Economics in the Ateneo de Manila University.

Abdul Munim

Global Head of FX and Metals Quantitative Trading

HSBC

Jacky Tai

Managing Director, Group Head of Trading & Structuring

DBS

Jacky Tai is the Group Head of Trading & Structuring for Treasury & Markets at DBS Bank. Assuming this role since 2018, Jacky has been responsible for the management of trading, market making, product structuring and risk
warehousing activities across asset classes regionally.

He joined Treasury & Markets in DBS in 1999 and was tasked to build up DBS Greater China trading operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. In addition to driving business outcomes, the teams in Greater China have also won many awards and accolades in local and derivatives markets from Asian Risk, Global Finance, Banker, and other leading market intelligence under Jacky’s stewardship.

An avid innovator and market pioneer, Jacky has also represented DBS Hong Kong, Singapore, and China in public forums and associations initiated by regulators such as the Hong Kong Treasury Market Association committee,
ACI, ASFIMA task force, China QFII, Singapore RQFII, FX Global Code, Blue Book, China Bond Connect. Most recently, he was appointed as Treasurer of the Financial Markets Association of Singapore in January 2021. Jacky is also a strong believer in embracing Asian connectivity and digitalisation for the advancement of financial markets.

Before joining DBS Bank, Jacky was Head of Asian Derivatives Trading at Dresdner Bank AG. He has also worked at Nomura, and JP Morgan in Hong Kong, Singapore, and New York. Jacky graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

10:0010:30

The Evolution of Asia’s Clearing and Collateral Management Market: New opportunities

10:10 - 10:40

  • The inevitable last phase of IM and the impact on the markets 
  • Developments within Euroswap clearing and regulatory updates 
  • Navigating OTC clearing and benefits and FX clearing exchanges 
  • Evaluating ESGs impact on the clearing and collateral management markets 
John Feeney

Partner

Martialis Consulting

John Feeney manages Martialis Consulting working on financial markets product and infrastructure. He has been in financial markets for over 30 years in trading and management roles across most asset classes. Mr. Feeney has worked for National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank in Sydney, Citibank in Sydney and London and Macquarie Bank in Sydney. Over this time he has traded and managed interest rate derivates, foreign exchange, traded credit, commodities and funding businesses. Most recently, he has been focussing on LIBOR and other IBOR transition issues as well as the broader practice areas of Martialis Consulting.

Recently, Mr. Feeney has been an ISDA Board Member and Vice-Chairman and an AFMA Board member.

Mr. Feeney has a PhD and BSc (Hons) from University of Sydney.

Karim Chabane

Director, Head of APAC Collateral Management, Custody and Funds Services

Citibank

Karim Chabane is a Director within Citi Futures, Clearing and Collateral division based in Hong Kong and Regional Head of Collateral Management for Asia Pacific. He has responsibility within Investor Services Division for all aspects of the margining and collateral management products to Citi's customers including Investors, Banks and Financial Intermediaries.
 

Karim joined Citi in January 2011 from Euroclear Bank, the International Central Securities Depository to take responsibility of regional product management of the Citi collateral management and administration services before taking the Regional Head role.
 

While at Euroclear, Karim spent two years as Head of Product Management for the Asia-Pacific region covering the full range of Euroclear's products and services, including settlement & custody, collateral management and fund processing. Prior to this, Karim spent 18 years at Euroclear 's head office in Brussels and held various senior positions across Cash & Treasury Operations, Sales & Relationship Management covering London-based brokers and investment banks, Project teams for some major market and infrastructure initiatives as well as Product Management.

Robert Fievez

Specialist Consultant - Investment Programs

HESTA

Robert Fievez is Melbourne based with 15+ years’ experience in Financial Markets specialising in derivatives reform, execution and collateralisation. His experience has includes helping firms, large and small, to match the regulatory requirement against the underlying portfolio impact and make the transition to new operating and business models. Most recently, his focus has been with buy-side firms as they seek to acquire a wider range of market risk management access methods. Mr. Fievez has also led engagement with local (APRA and RBA) and overseas (US Federal Reserve, Japanese Financial Services Agency, etc.) regulators across a range of derivative reform issues.

Lei Li

Director

Bank of America

Shinichi Yoshiya

Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC

Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities

Shinichi Yoshiya is Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC in the Legal Division of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Yoshiya covers a broad range of complex cross-border financial regulatory matters and transactions for Morgan Stanley’s Japan and Asia Pacific region including ESG, OTC derivatives regulations of Japan, U.S. and EU, the Volcker Rule, Resolution Stay, MiFID2, Brexit, LIBOR and Basel 3 capital rules. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Yoshiya was an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP advising on financial regulatory matters. Mr. Yoshiya has held academic appointments at Duke University Law School as Visiting Professor and currently teaches global financial regulations at Meiji University Law School. Duke University, Law School (LL.M.), Aoyama Gakuin University, Business School (M.B.A.), Sophia University (LL.B.). Mr. Yoshiya is admitted to the bar of the state of New York.

10:3011:00

The Corporate Treasurers Strategy: Hedging risk and finding alpha

11:05 - 11:40

  • How do corporate treasurers use derivative products?
  • Innovating strategies to generate income for corporate treasurers through derivatives
  • Using structured products to hedge risks with increasing volatility in the markets
  • Are crypto derivatives becoming more appealing to corporate treasurers with less confidence in traditional markets?
Nitin Jain

Head Of Treasury & Capital Markets

Agrocorp International Pte Ltd

Nitin Jain , Working as Head of Treasury and Capital markets at Agrocorp International based in Singapore. Seasoned Global Leader with proven track record in financial services, corporate finance and banking across Asia Pacific. More than 15 Years of domain expertise in the field of Foreign Exchange and Treasury. Worked for Fortunes 500 corporates, International Banks and Hedge Fund across APAC region.

Edoardo Sirtori

Vice President & Head of Treasury Asia

STMicroelectronics

Edoardo Sirtori is Group Vice President and Head of Treasury Asia at STMicroelectronics based in Singapore. Prior to STMicroelectronics, Edoardo held positions in corporate banking, structured finance and treasury at Banca Commerciale Italiana (now Intesa Sanpaolo). He has a degree in economics from Edinburgh University and a Master of Finance from the Cass Business School in London. Edoardo is currently an executive committee member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (Singapore).

Gopul Shah

Director, Corporate Treasury and Trade Structured Finance

Golden Agri-Resources

In January 2014, Gopul joined Golden Agri-Resources Limited, Singapore to head the Global Treasury and Trade Finance business.  His aim is to align the business to international standards and practices with a focus on revenue generation and risk management, which he successfully accomplished at Cargill. Prior to joining Golden Agri, Gopul spent 10 years at Cargill’s proprietary structured funding, treasury, emerging markets trading, and risk management group. Prior to Cargill, Gopul worked in Thailand, Singapore and USA on corporate, project and trade financing, international commodities trading, mergers and acquisition, proprietary fixed income and money markets.

Gopul is passionate about international business, international finance, commodities, behavioral finance, entrepreneurship, understanding the power of finance, growth of human capital that is currently influencing and driving growth in emerging markets, and the importance of ethics and principles in conducting business in emerging markets.  He has been invited to speak and be a panelist at many external forums organized by international banks, Euro-finance, universities, and also internal forums held by Cargill India.

Gopul holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, is a Chartered Accountant by training and Associate CPA Australia. 

11:0011:30

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) – why is it a challenge in APAC?

11:30 - 11:50

  • DEI trends in FIs in the region – is DEI top of the mind for leaders in the industry?
  • Importance of DEI in APAC’s economy
  • How can we take a systems approach to creating sustainable DEI impact?
Viisti Dickens

Teacher/ Industry Expert

University of Technology Sydney

Viisti is an Industry Expert at UTS, with both public and private sector including as a Senior Director in top tier consulting firms and in-house, across financial services, telecommunications, media, and education sectors. She focuses on helping organisations with their biggest challenges - including M&A, Diversity and Inclusion, Culture change, Risk, Innovation and ESG - often on high priority programs. Her focus on business transformation is commercial, strategic and pragmatic.

Viisti is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, jas a Masters of Law (USyd), Masters of International Relations (UQ & Sciences Po Paris), and a Bachelor of Business (QUT). She has lived and worked in France, UK, Chile and Vietnam.

Gunjan Gupta

Senior Director - Information & Data Management

Philips

Gunjan Gupta is Sr. Director – Information & Data Management at Philips in India.  She heads their Data programs across the enterprise and evangelizes the use of data.  She also leads the Simplification-Automation-Standardization initiatives across the Technology organization, with the objective of enabling the Philips commitment of improving the health of 2Bn people per year by 2025.

Gunjan built her early career in the US and witnessed and worked through the sub-prime housing crisis of 2008.  During the span of her 20+ years career, Gunjan has successfully led, jumpstarted, and scaled up Data, Analytics, & Technology teams for organizations such as HSBC, Fidelity Investments, Genworth Financial, Bajaj Allianz Insurance, and Barclays Bank.

Aislinn Malone

Executive Director

JP Morgan

Aislinn Malone is an Executive Director within JP Morgan and is the Lead for the Technology Management Office supporting the Asia Pacific Region. Since joining the firm in 2001, Aislinn has held various roles in both Finance and Technology within Asset Management, Corporate Investment Banking and Enterprise Technology. Prior to working in Hong Kong, Aislinn worked for 5 years in Geneva, Switzerland and 7 years in New York.

Prior to joining JP Morgan, Aislinn worked in Dublin, Ireland and in Zurich Switzerland as a Management Consultant for KPMG. 

Aislinn holds a Bachelor and a Master degrees in Law from the University College Limerick, Ireland.

Aislinn currently resides in Hong Kong with her three children and her husband.

NOVEMBER 4 | VIRTUAL | NON-FINANCIAL RISK

09:0009:05

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 2022 | Day 5

09:00 - 09:05

09:0509:35

How to mitigate risks during digital transformation?

09:05 - 09:35

  • What are some of the risks and approaches you’ve experienced when addressing unbanked and underbanked populations?
  • What do risk professionals need to think about during digital transformations?
  • How do you drive innovation from a risk perspective?
Rodney Gollo

Head of Risk

Bupa Asia Limited

Rodney Gollo is Head of Risk for Bupa Asia Limited, a division of the international healthcare and insurance company Bupa. Where he leads the risk management function, overseeing financial and non-financial risks for a portfolio of insurance and health provision businesses.

He specialises in emerging and frontier markets, and has international experience working in healthcare, insurance, consultancy and social enterprises. He has particular interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG), blended finance, impact investing and the megatrends shaping the global economy.

He also acts as a Judge for two awards programmes: the Asia Risk Technology Awards, awarding companies leading technology and risk innovation in Asia. As well as the UK’s Better Society Awards, awarding companies helping create a better, more ethical and sustainable world.

Steven Low

Chief Risk Officer

Prince Bank

Mr. Steven Low Weng Haw was appointed as Group Chief Risk Officer on 1 September 2019.

Mr. Steven is responsible for directing and implementing the Bank’s risk management programs, policies and procedures. He is also entrusted to oversee the Bank’s governance and strategy for risk management and compliance, including relationships with key regulators and supervisory institutions.

Mr. Steven brings with him more than 28 years working experience in the Financial Services Industry, encompassing Risk and Credit Management, Credit Evaluation, Account Management, Research and Data Analytics. He has served in both local and foreign banks as Chief Risk Officer.

Mr. Steven holds the professional qualification in ICSA from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and a Diploma in Commerce (Business Management) from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Aimee Nutbeam

Global Head of Digital Risk & Controls

HSBC

Trevor Laight

Chief Risk Officer

CIMB

09:3510:00

Fireside chat: Combating new AML and fraud challenges in the digital era

09:35 - 09:55

  • Current state of play in APAC/ASEAN and emerging trends
  • The role of digitalization in fighting fraud and AML
  • Data, legacy systems and the challenges that banks face 
Md. Abul Kalam Azad

Head of IT Security & Compliance

Eastern Bank

Kazunari Ohashi

Representative Director

CLSA Securities Japan Co. Ltd.

Mr. Ohashi is a graduate of Tokyo University, later studied at Harvard Law School, and is an attorney at law from the New York State Bar. He started his career with the Bank of Japan where he was based in the Financial System Department. Following that he did a secondment as a Senior Economist at the IMF, before returning to the Bank of Japan as a Director of the Bank Supervision Department. He has subsequently held senior level positions within 3 other financial institutions before joining CLSA, Japan in 2018 as the Head of Compliance.

His publications include "Japan’s Distressed-Debt Market” (May 2004, IMF Working Paper), "A Case for Reforming the JGB Market” (July 1998, Bank of Japan Working Paper), "Experiences of Three Eastern European Countries During the Russian Crisis – An Analysis of “Contagion’” ( March 1999, Bank of Japan Working Paper)”.

10:0010:30

How to navigate Cyber risk exposure in the “new normal”?

10:00 - 10:30

  • How do financial institutions develop a scope for cyber risk?
  • How to utilise AI and ML to proactively detect fraudulent activities and cybercrime?
  • The practical takeaways on cyber fraud, data breaches and ransomware attacks
  • How to prevent improper access to data in the remote working world?
Md. Abul Kalam Azad

Head of IT Security & Compliance

Eastern Bank

Cyril Arnesto

Anti-Fraud Investigation and External Affairs Head

UnionBank of the Philippines

Cyril Arnesto is a lawyer specializing in privacy, compliance, fraud and anti-financial crimes. He currently heads the Anti-Financial Crimes Office of UnionBank of the Philippines where he is responsible in detection, prevention of and response to external fraud and financial crimes. He is a Fellow of Information Privacy by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He likewise holds Governance, Risk and Compliance certifications from the GRC Institute of Australia and PARIMA-ANZIIF. Cyril is a lecturer of privacy and fraud management.

Noppachai Tungsinpulchai

Information Technology Risk Management Head

KTB - Krung Thai Bank

He has an extensive experience in financial budgeting control, risk management, technology implementation, process improvement and internal control for over 10 years for financial service institution and large multinational Companies. He actively drive business to achieve the business result and monitoring the goal both financial operation and regulatory compliance. Currently he is a Vice President IT Security Leaders at Ayudhaya Capital Services Co., Ltd. the largest Credit Card and Consumer Finance in Thailand with more than 6 million accounts.

Noppachai was a financial controller of Minor Dairy and Minor Cheese the biggest cheese manufacturing in Southeast Asia. Supervised 10 staff responsible for budgeting, accounting and controlling business performance and internal control. His past achievement is driving EBIT from 80 MB to 120 MB in year 2004 plus cost reduction 6 MB.

He has extensive experience as a Internal Audit of Minor Group, oversee the business operation, computer management, risk management for Audit Committee and Board of Directors of minor groups the diversify business including Quick Serve restaurants, retails and hotels and properties of Minor International Hotel properties including Marriots, Four Seasons chains.

He was a IT audit Manager cover for all general computer of DBS Thai Danu Bank and Head of Consumer Bank Audit, leading 12 staff to audit for all major consumer banking for both Head Office and 60 Branches He implemented risk based audit methodology for both IT audit.

He was a senior consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was a team leader of review the SAP R3 security configuration review and business process review of SAP R3 for Shell companies in Thailand, Exxon, IBM, Review the JDE World business process for Rayong Refinery and Star Refinery project, Tesco and Makro Thailand)
 

Vidhya Veeraraghavan

Vice President - Artificial Intelligence Delivery Lead

Standard Chartered Bank

Vidhya is a Senior leader driving business outcome with clear Data and Digital strategic direction who is a Winner of Analytics India Magazine Women In AI Leadership Awards 2021 & CXO BFSI Top 100 Women Achiever Award 2021.

She has hands-on problem solving experience at all levels of business. She adds value to the business through data analytics offerings and insightful advisory services using Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning.

She is adept in developing & leading top-performing teams with Data Scientists and Machine Learning experts to solve challenges by providing data-driven sustainable solutions through Big Data technologies and analytics storytelling.

Certified in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Deep Learning, Agile and Product Owner.

Her strengths include Strategic Planning & Forecasting, Business Intelligence, Develop & communicate compelling narratives, strong networking, communication & influencing skills, ability to build, shape, lead, inspire, coach & mentor high-energy teams.

10:3011:00

The future of resilience: Moving beyond COVID, what’s next?

11:50 - 12:30

  • BCP and IT risk framework revisited – lessons learnt and how to prepare for the next black swan event?
  • Has remote working changed the way corporates and financial institutions view resilience?
  • Which part of your organization will become vulnerable?
  • In the face of such speedy changes to consumer behaviours, how are FIs building and ensuring operational resilience?
Yasuhisa Watanabe

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Regional Finance Projects Director

RGA Reinsurance Company Japan

Yasuhisa Watanabe is Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for RGA Reinsurance Company Japan Branch, where he leads the finance and accounting team. He is responsible for the overall financial management of the Japan Branch, and is also Regional Finance Projects Director for improving business management in the Asian region for RGA. He joined RGA Japan as CFO in 2004 when RGA was granted a full license to operate in Japan.
In addition to these roles, Yasuhisa serves on the Japan Management Board, RGA Japan’s highest decision-making body, and he chairs the Investment, Compliance, and Audit & Risk Management committees.
Prior to joining RGA, Yasuhisa led the finance team for PCA Life and was responsible for enhancing its EV-based financial reporting system. He also worked for Merrill Lynch Japan Securities as Controller, contributing to the industry-first launch of bancassurance by Merrill Lynch International Private Client Group (IPCG), which serves high net worth customers and supports merger and acquisition initiatives for banks in the Core Finance Division.
Yasuhisa received an Executive M.B.A. (EMBA) from the Keio Business School. He is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), recognized by the New Jersey Society of CPAs, and is a member of The Japan Committee for Economic Development.

Welcome Chan

Head of technology risk management

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited (ICBC (Asia))

Welcome Chan is the Head of Technology Risk Management of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited (ICBC(Asia)).  With his capacity, he is responsible for ensuring the ICBC(Asia)’s information security policies, technology risk matters to ensure the adherence of regulatory and compliance requirements.  He also plays a key role on information and cyber security risk matters of the bank and provides security advises to businesses, projects, IT infrastructure and application reviews to alleviate the potential security risks.  Prior to joining the ICBC(Asia), he was the Security Manager of CMB Wing Lung Bank, Assistant Vice President of IT Security of China CITIC Bank International, the Information Security Manager of Bank of Communications, Hong Kong Branch, and had held different IT audit management and Security roles of listed companies and manufacturing enterprises.

Welcome holds an MBA degree from the Hong Kong University of Science Technology (HKUST), and a Bachelor Degree of Electronic and Communications Engineering from The University of Hong Kong.  Welcome is also a qualification holder of CISA, CISM, CISSP, CSSLP, CGEIT, CRISC, CCNP, CREST CPSA, CRT and IRCA ISO27001 ISMS Lead Auditor.

11:0011:20

Experience sharing from implementing FRTB

00:00 - 00:01

  • What is the major challenge of implementing FRTB?
  • What has been asked by users but difficult to realize?
  • Potential ROI from FRTB?