Agenda

Asia Risk Congress Virtual: 2021 Programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Derivatives | Day four, November 18, 2021

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

Quant | Day five, November 19, 2021

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

Asia Risk Congress 2021 | Full agenda

Informed by leaders across risk, regulation and investment management, the Asia Risk Congress 2021 agenda is delivered across five days, covering six overarching categories; risk and regulation, climate risk, non-financial risk, derivatives, quantitative finance, and investing.

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

09:0009:25

Asia Pacific Economic Outlook: Recovery, Prospects and Risk Strategies
Keynote Address

09:00 - 09:25

09:2510:05

BASEL IV: Implications on Operations and Capital Optimisation
Panel Discussion

09:55 - 10:25

  • Assessing regulations’ impact on capital: stress testing and scenario analysis
  • Empowering your data architecture for more advanced capital and liquidity calculations
  • How to achieve efficiency and scalability via unified data sets across finance, risk and reporting
Tomohiro Ishikawa

Managing Director, Head of Government & Regulatory Affairs Office

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Tomo Ishikawa heads the Government and Regulatory Affairs Office at MUFG. Ishikawa is responsible for orchestrating the group-wide advocacy strategy on financial regulatory policies. He also oversees recovery/resolution planning for the group, and government relations across the regions. Prior to his current role, Ishikawa headed MUFG’s Regulatory Strategy team for the EMEA region, based in London.

Until January 2017, Ishikawa worked as the head of the digital team within the Government & Regulatory Affairs Division at Deutsche Bank AG (based in London), where he led the advocacy engagement on technology & digital related policies.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Ishikawa served as Deputy Director of Prudential Policy Office at Financial Services Agency of Japan (Japan FSA). He chaired the work stream (WS1) under the Working Group on Margin Requirement (WGMR), reporting to the BCBS and the IOSCO board, with the mandate to harmonize the margin rules across the regions.

Ishikawa started his professional career at Merrill Lynch as an investment banker. After 12 years at Merrill Lynch (Tokyo and NY), he moved to RECOF Corporation (an M&A boutique firm in Tokyo), and then to Deutsche Bank (financial institutions coverage based in Tokyo). He has 15 years of experience as an investment banker, prior to becoming a regulatory policy expert.

Tomo graduated from Keio University (Tokyo, Japan) in 1996.  He lived in Toronto, Canada, prior to studying economics at Keio.

Manish Jayswal

Head of Risk Management, Consumer & Business Banking

Westpac Group

Manish Jayswal is a senior risk executive at Westpac Banking Corporation. Currently at Westpac, Manish is responsible for the oversight of consumer risk portfolio Insights across both financial and non-financial risk. In prior roles at Westpac and Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Manish has spent extensive time in the area of Credit Risk (Institutional and Retail), Balance Sheet Management, Treasury and Capital Allocation.

Prior to moving to Australia in 2012, Manish has held several global senior risk management roles, notably with Fannie Mae in Washington DC during the peak of Global Financial Crisis, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and GE Capital. Over this time Manish designed and implemented several risk management frameworks such as Risk Appetite, Early Warning, Economic Capital framework, Stress Testing, Loss Allowance Modelling, Home Price Forecasting to name few. Manish is passionate about the role risk management play in managing community expectations.

Manish holds Bachelor in Commerce (Hons), Masters in Business Administration (Finance) and Masters in Risk Management and is also a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

 

10:0510:30

FRTB: Abiding to the SA Implementation
Panel Discussion

14:00 - 14:30

  • How to manage data flow from upstream (trade data, market data) 
  • Transitioning from the booking system to the risk system 
  • How to build new risk platforms to compute SA 
  • Managing parallel period between VAR and SA
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.

Eugene Stern

Global Head of MARS Market Risk

Bloomberg L.P.

Eugene Stern, Global Head of MARS Market Risk, Bloomberg L.P.

Eugene Stern is the product head for MARS Market Risk, a Bloomberg platform that ties together the firm’s market data, reference data, and instrument-level analytics into a market risk offering for both risk managers and the front office. He helped start the business and has held a number of different leadership roles in product management, implementations, and client services. Prior to Bloomberg, Eugene spent ten years at RiskMetrics, where he started as a quant researcher, building models for market and credit risk, and eventually moved to the business side, leading the product management team and overseeing all offerings across the risk business. Eugene holds a Ph.D. in Math from UC Berkeley, and worked at the University of Pennsylvania as a lecturer in mathematics before moving away from academia to work in risk.

10:3011:10

IBOR in Hindsight: What We’ve Learnt from the Transition
Fireside Chat

11:20 - 11:40

  • Overview of different markets’ adoption of new alternative rate products
  • Best strategies in managing transition risks for LIBOR products
  • Looking ahead: what are some long-term implications for FIs?
Alexandre Bon

Group Co-Head, LIBOR & Benchmark Reform

Murex

Alexandre looks after the definition, positioning and go-to-market strategy of Murex product solutions with a focus on Risk Management and Regulatory Transformation. His most recent work centers on the implementation of the bilateral Initial Margin and Basel III capital reforms, and on XVA desks operating models. Alexandre also co-heads the Murex task force on the Interest Rates Benchmark Reform. 

Since joining Murex in 2000, Alexandre has held both senior client-facing and product management positions, last serving as global head of the Risk Control practice and general manager for Murex Ireland, where he drove the development of the MX.III XVA management solution and Credit Risk simulation engine.

Alexandre holds a « Grande École » MSc in Management and Finance from HEC Paris.

Andrew Ng

Group Executive, Managing Director and Head of Treasury and Markets

DBS

Mr Andrew Ng is Group Executive of DBS & Head of Treasury and Markets. He joined DBS in 2000 and was named Managing Director and Regional Head of Trading in 2005.

Since 2006, Andrew has been instrumental in leading DBS Treasury and Market’s expansion in the region. In addition, he helped build a pan-Asia trading platform on different asset classes and established a region-wide local currencies derivative capability for the bank. He has also expanded DBS’ capabilities in generic and exotic derivatives.

Andrew has worked in the treasury business for over 32 years. Prior to joining DBS, he was Executive Director at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce from 1995 to 1999. In that role, he set up CIBC’s trading platform and derivative capabilities on Asian currencies. Between 1986 and 1995, Andrew was Head of North Asia Trading and Treasurer of Chase Manhattan Bank in Taipei.

 

Ravi Pandit

Executive director interest rate & FX products

CME GROUP

Ravi Pandit serves as Executive Director, Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Products, Asia Pacific, for CME Group, based in Singapore. He is responsible for expanding CME Group’s existing FX and interest rate business and developing new opportunities across the region. Pandit joined CME Group in August 2015, and he has 25 years of experience in the financial markets.  Prior to joining CME Group, Pandit was a consultant to Singapore Exchange, where he provided strategic advice and project management for its launch of listed FX futures.  Before that, Pandit worked for 12 years in Dresdner Bank and subsequently Commerzbank post-merger, where he headed up the local markets trading team, and helped build up its Asian presence in interest rate and FX derivatives trading.  Pandit also worked in various trading roles at Barclays Bank, across Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, and in operations & technology at Citibank, across Hong Kong and Mumbai. Pandit holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley.

11:1011:35

The LIBOR transition: leveraging technology

00:00 - 00:01

  • What can be done with regional differences and lack of direction in specific markets?
  • How to adjust for lack of regulatory clarity and how fallbacks will be handled? 
  • How can financial institutions tackle the liquidity problem for alternative RFRs – the role of technology 
  • Testing systems to target and identify individual components to calibrate 
Andrea Sbalchiero

Director

Tradeweb

11:3512:00

XVAs: Trends and Changes in APAC Markets
Fireside chat

10:30 - 10:50

  • How has XVA been affected by market volatility in 2021?
  • Data sources, validations, and data flows: delivering deal-time insights
  • The impact of XVA on accounting and the firm’s P&L

12:0012:30

Liquidity Risk at Banks: Trends and Lesson Learnt from Economic Turmoil
Panel Discussion

10:50 - 11:20

  • How do liquidity and capital withstand the economic crisis and what are the latest trends?
  • Early warning signals: measuring bank-specific systemic risk and the evolving market-wide stress scenarios
  • The role of automation within the growing complexity of cross-border flows
Manish Jayswal

Head of Risk Management, Consumer & Business Banking

Westpac Group

Manish Jayswal is a senior risk executive at Westpac Banking Corporation. Currently at Westpac, Manish is responsible for the oversight of consumer risk portfolio Insights across both financial and non-financial risk. In prior roles at Westpac and Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Manish has spent extensive time in the area of Credit Risk (Institutional and Retail), Balance Sheet Management, Treasury and Capital Allocation.

Prior to moving to Australia in 2012, Manish has held several global senior risk management roles, notably with Fannie Mae in Washington DC during the peak of Global Financial Crisis, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and GE Capital. Over this time Manish designed and implemented several risk management frameworks such as Risk Appetite, Early Warning, Economic Capital framework, Stress Testing, Loss Allowance Modelling, Home Price Forecasting to name few. Manish is passionate about the role risk management play in managing community expectations.

Manish holds Bachelor in Commerce (Hons), Masters in Business Administration (Finance) and Masters in Risk Management and is also a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

 

14:0014:30

Innovation in Credit Risk Modelling for Compliant and Agile Decision-making
Panel Discussion

09:25 - 09:55

  • How do modelling strategies and provisions of loans evolve?
  • Improving effectiveness of credit risk models: from quality of data to AI/ML
  • Necessitating IFRS9 with feedback from data, validation and audit insights
  • The technicalities behind a streamlined workflow and smart analysis

14:3015:00

Market Risk: Implementation of IMA approach
Panel Discussion

14:30 - 15:00

  • Choosing a robust and scalable system 
  • How to approach implementation with educating other departments? 
  • Creating a phased approach to implementation and how to divide up the work 
  • Consolidating and refining data from multiple systems 

09:0009:25

Keynote Address

09:00 - 09:25

Vivek Pathak

Director and Global Head for Climate Business

IFC - International Finance Corporation

28 years of experience in financial services spanning emerging markets in risk management, portfolio management, origination and managing all aspects of the business for East Asia and Pacific.

09:2510:05

The Global Impact of Climate Change: What Regulators Want to See
Regulatory Panel

09:25 - 09:55

  • Is climate change still at the forefront of regulator’s minds? 
  • What are upcoming initiatives and guidelines coming for climate change? 
  • What do regulators want to see from financial institutions tackling climate change? 
  • How can financial institutions show their due diligence on climate change? 
Goh Gek Choo

Executive Director, Banking Department II

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Gek Choo heads the Banking Department II in MAS.  She oversees the supervision of a mix of retail and wholesale banks and finance companies and also heads a team of financial risk specialists within the department, who are responsible for the supervision of credit, market, liquidity and environmental risks in key regulated banks in Singapore. 

Gek Choo is involved in international discussions on environmental risk management.  She is leading the Workstream on Micro-Prudential and Supervisory Practices under the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), which objective is to identify leading practices and issue guidance for global supervisors on how to incorporate climate and environmental risk within their supervisory framework.  She is also a member of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Risks (TFCR) under the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

Prior to her current role, Gek Choo headed the Risk Management Department and oversaw the management of MAS’ enterprise risks and financial risks relating to the management of MAS’ reserves. Gek Choo also served in the International Department and the Reserves Management Department. 

Gek Choo holds a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago.

Daryl Ho

Executive Director (Banking Policy)

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Mr. Ho has been appointed as Executive Director (Banking Policy) of Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in April 2017.  His key responsibilities include implementing international regulatory standards and banking policy making, including policy on green and sustainable banking.

An economist by training, Mr. Ho joined the Research Department of HKMA in 2001.  

Before taking up his present role, he had worked in various functional areas including monetary operations, market development, and financial stability surveillance. Before joining HKMA, Mr. Ho served in the investment banking industry as an economist between 1993 and 2000.

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.

10:0510:30

Climate Risk Modelling: How to prepare for the worst?
Fireside Chat

09:55 - 10:15

  • What are the current approaches to modelling climate change? 
  • How to incorporate physical risk into stress testing with high level of uncertainty and data? 
  • How to tackle transition risk in stress testing with changes by regulators? 
  • Positioning liability risk in our stress testing and modelling frameworks  
Benjamin Wong

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

DBS Bank

Experienced analytics professional in credit & climate change risk with 25+ years international exposure with top-tier banks in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Toronto. Leadership in stakeholder management and building up highly motivated teams delivering strong performance. Subject matter expert on Basel Accord, International Financial Reporting Standard IFRS 9 Expected Credit Loss and related regulations. Integrate business experiences with technical knowledge in analytics. Strong communicator connecting effectively with senior management on complex analytic issues in business terms.

10:3011:10

ESG Risk Data: What Do We Need to Know?
Panel Discussion

10:15 - 10:45

  • What are the top metrics to measure E, S, and G? 
  • The inconsistencies of ESG risk data and proper standards 
  • How to handle so many sources of ESG risk data and the lack of clarity? 
  • What needs to happen for ESG to be a legitimate qualitative measuring stick? 
Amédée Prouvost

Former Chief Operational Risk Officer

The World Bank

Amédée Prouvost was the Chief Operational Risk Officer of the World Bank where he led the institution’s risk governance and non-financial risk practice, including operational risk management, business continuity and crisis management, enterprise risk management and corporate insurance. He also served as the Secretary of the Operational Risk, Enterprise Risk, and Financial Risk Committees.

During the last 18 months of his 37-year career with the World Bank Group (WBG), he was deeply involved in shaping the institution’s emergency response to the COVID crisis and then designing its future “hybrid work model” with a view towards improving risk awareness, achieving better risk-informed decision-making, and leading to greater resilience at the individual, functional, and institutional levels.

In earlier stages of his career, Mr. Prouvost held positions across the WBG’s finance and risk functions, including CFO of MIGA (political risk insurance), Manager for Development Finance, and Financial Representative in Europe. He also served in a variety of roles in the treasury function and as Senior Adviser to three WBG CFOs. He began his professional career at Banque Paribas (now BNP Paribas) and served as a Reserve Officer with the French Navy.

Mr. Prouvost recently joined Chapelle (Risk Management Advisory, Training, Insights) as Senior Advisor. He looks forward to addressing the ERM/ORM needs of IFIs/MDBs and UN agencies globally and working with clients in the Americas.

He also serves as faculty member with the DCRO Risk Governance Institute, as President of the Board of Alliance Française of Washington DC (voted “Best Arts & Culture Non-Profit” in DC in both 2019 and 2020), as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Board of UNICEF USA, and as a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Global Business School Network.

Mr. Prouvost holds an MBA (with distinction) from the Wharton School, a Master’s degree in economics and statistics from ENSAE Paris (one of the French “grandes écoles”), and a Master of Advanced Studies in economics and finance from Paris Dauphine-PSL University.

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Founder, Global ESG Strategist, Board Member and Author

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, JD/PhD, is founder and CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, a strategic governance, risk, ESG, ethics and cyber advisor to business, NGOs and government. A former senior global executive at Bertelsmann, Verint and PSEG, she serves on several boards and advisory boards (including Crisp, WireX, the Cyber Future Foundation & NACD New Jersey Chapter), is Independent Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an NACD Governance Leadership Fellow and holds the NACD Carnegie Mellon Cyber Oversight Certificate. She is a sought-after global keynote speaker, a professor of Cyber Leadership & Resilience at NYU, and author of many articles and several books, most recently Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value (Routledge 2020) and The ESGT Megatrends Manual 2021-2022 (Diplomatic Courier 2021). She was born and raised in Europe, speaks several languages, lives in New York City and tweets as @GlobalEthicist.

Manish Singhai

Chief Investment Officer

Tokio Marine Asset Management

Manish Singhai is the Chief Investment Officer at Tokio Marine Asset Management International Pte. Ltd. Manish joined the investment industry in 1993 and has held leadership roles at AllianceBernstein, Aviva Investors and Lazard AM since 2003. Over the years, Manish has been a regular speaker and panelist on ESG issues at various global and regional and global investment industry forums. He was also a key member of the Equity Advisory Group under the International Institute of Finance, Washington, leading their task force to China, India, Malaysia and Indonesia. He was also a member of the Fourth OECD Roundtable on Corporate Governance. Manish holds a B Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, an MBA Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, and is a CFA charterholder.

Jens Toepfer

Chief Risk Officer, Asia

Lloyds Banking Group

Jens joined Lloyds Banking Corporate Markets in July 2019 as Chief Risk Officer for Asia, overseeing Credit, Conduct, Compliance & Operational Risk. He has over 20 years of experience in banking primarily in Risk & Portfolio Management roles. After completing his banking apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank in Germany in 1996, he started as a Relationship Manager in SME Banking before switching to a role as Credit Officer in Austria. Having transferred to London in 2002, Jens was involved in various global projects ranging from risk policies to automated sanctioning systems. In 2004, he relocated to New York to assume a position as Senior Credit Analyst covering a portfolio of Corporates and FIs in Latin America. After returning to London in 2006 to help establishing a new credit portfolio management function, Jens ultimately became Regional Head of Portfolio Management Europe, where he was responsible for credit portfolio strategy and risk appetite adherence across all asset classes.
Having subsequently worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as Senior Credit Underwriter covering Risk Solutions & Structured Derivatives CEEMEA, Jens re-joined Deutsche Bank in 2012 as Head of Risk & Portfolio Management, Transaction Banking for Asia Pacific, and relocated to Singapore.
There he was responsible to optimise balance sheet resources ensuring adequate risk & return metrics across Trade Finance, Lending and Cash Management. Jens is a CFA® charterholder and Certified FRM. He is fluent in German, English and Spanish.

11:1011:30

TCFD Reporting: Getting Ahead of the Curve for Disclosure
Presentation

10:50 - 11:10

  • Complying with TCFD reporting and keeping to regulators requirements 
  • What kind of governance structure is needed to be in place for TCFD 
  • Is TCFD an advantage to keep to or a limiting factor in expansion of business? 
  • The advantages of being a part of TCFD with the growing climate concerns 

11:3012:00

Green and Sustainable Financing
Fireside Chat

11:10 - 11:30

  • What is the tone that needs to be set from board and senior management 
  • How can we plan for scenarios, measurement models and financial projections? 
  • The environmental risk control cycle – identifying, assessing, monitoring, control & mitigation 
  • Shaping product and services in corporate and trade finance, insurance, investment, funding
Nags Sankaranarayanan

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer

Nomura

Nagarajan (Nags) Sankaranarayanan is Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Asia ex-Japan currently based in Singapore. He has regional responsibility for over 600 professionals across 12 countries, overseeing Operations, IT, Finance, Corporate Real Estate and Services, Data Management and Security, Corporate Transformation and Fin-Tech projects as well as Business Continuity Management. He also sits on the board of various Nomura’s companies.

Nags has 25 plus years of work experience in various leadership roles across both business and broad corporate/support areas in investment banks and start-up hedge fund. Prior to joining Nomura, he worked at Goldman Sachs, LionRock Capital (hedge fund) and JP Morgan in capacities as Equity Sales Trader, COO, and in the CFO office. Nags also has extensive experience in setting up and managing businesses, M&A, risk management, business strategy, global project and cost management programs, offshoring and managing large teams. Over his career, he has lived and worked across multiple Asian countries, including India, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Nags is also passionate about technology and finance, as well as a keen supporter of entrepreneurship. He has invested in and actively advises and mentors technology and finance-related startups.

Nags holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Karla Angelleen Dalisay-Menorca

Chief Risk Officer

Chang Hwa Commercial Bank

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

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.

Yves Tomballe

Chief Risk Officer

MUFG

With more than 15 years’ international experience in derivatives trading and risk management, Yves currently holds the position of country chief risk officer for MUFG Bank Singapore. Previously, he was head of the market risk department for Asia, responsible for monitoring the bank's market and funding liquidity risk, and overseeing the implementation of the latest local regulatory requirements across the region.

Prior to joining MUFG Bank, Yves worked as an interest rates options trader at Standard Chartered Bank in London, Dubai and New York, covering interest rates derivatives in various markets before joining the risk management team in Singapore. He started his career at Dexia Bank in Brussels as a derivatives structurer and holds a master's degree in business engineering from ICHEC Brussels.

14:0014:40

Maximising Profits in the Changing Economic Environment
CIO Spitfire Showcase

14:00 - 14:30

  • What did this past year teach us about investing in a high stressed market? 
  • Difficulties in asset allocation within market instability 
  • Capitalising on volatility and fighting against low yield 
  • What are the new trends emerging in 2021 as markets continue to see growth 
Sanjay Guglani

Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Silverdale

Sanjay is Founder and CIO of Silverdale Funds, managing over a billion dollars in Silverdale Fund VCC (Singapore) and Silverdale Fund SPC (Cayman). His awards-winning Silverdale Bond Fund has returned over 7% compound return over past decade.

Sanjay has presented papers at several forums, including the United Nations (UNCTAD). He is a highly sought after guest lecturer at various Business Schools such as Singapore Management University (SMU), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

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

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

Manish Singhai

Chief Investment Officer

Tokio Marine Asset Management

Manish Singhai is the Chief Investment Officer at Tokio Marine Asset Management International Pte. Ltd. Manish joined the investment industry in 1993 and has held leadership roles at AllianceBernstein, Aviva Investors and Lazard AM since 2003. Over the years, Manish has been a regular speaker and panelist on ESG issues at various global and regional and global investment industry forums. He was also a key member of the Equity Advisory Group under the International Institute of Finance, Washington, leading their task force to China, India, Malaysia and Indonesia. He was also a member of the Fourth OECD Roundtable on Corporate Governance. Manish holds a B Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, an MBA Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, and is a CFA charterholder.

14:4015:10

Quantitative Investment Strategies: What is the Proper Role for AI/ML?
Panel Discussion

14:00 - 14:30

  • How does AI help with decision making and has it provided favourable results? 
  • Machine learning algorithms and the practical implications on equipping fund managers 
  • Debate: Will AI/ML quant strategies ever replace humans? 
Lei Liu, CFA

Director, Equity Investments

PanAgora

Lei Liu is a Director on PanAgora’s Stock Selector team. He is responsible for alpha development, portfolio management, and investment strategies including global active long and global market neutral. Lei's research and products combine a wide range of novel datasets with rigorous statistical modelling. His work discovers sources of uncorrelated return across global markets. 

Prior to joining PanAgora, Mr. Liu graduated with a Master of Finance degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Liu is a CFA Charterholder.

Education:

Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MFin

Fudan University, B.S.

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.

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.

15:1015:35

Tractable Investor Sentiment Indicator

00:00 - 00:01

Olivier D'Assier

Head of applied research, APAC

Qontigo

Olivier d’Assier is Head of Applied Research, APAC for Qontigo, responsible for generating unique regional insights into risk trends by leveraging and analyzing Axioma's vast data on market and portfolio risk. d’Assier’s research helps clients and prospects better understand and adapt to the evolving risk environment in Asia Pacific. The author of periodic special reports, d’Assier produces regional and global research on market and portfolio risk.

Previously Managing Director of APAC, Olivier was responsible for the performance, strategy, and commercial success of Axioma’s operations in Asia Pacific. Upon joining in 2006, d’Assier brought Axioma’s key innovations to the Asia Pacific marketplace via the development of Asian-centric products.

Prior to joining Qontigo, d’Assier spent seven years at Barra Inc. as VP for Asia Pacific and President of Barra Japan before servings as Executive Director for Asia Pacific for MSCIBarra.

In addition to his experience managing quantitative solutions, d’Assier spent nine years in investment banking as a sales trader in Europe and Asia for Nikko Securities and SMI Securities. He is a sought-out public speaker and regular guest on business and financial news programs with CNBC and Bl oomberg TV, providing expert commentary on investment performance, risk management, and industry challenges.

d’Assier has lived in Asia since 1996 and has worked in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

15:3516:05

Asset Allocation in a Globalised Portfolio
Pension Fund Insight

15:25 - 15:45

  • What is the impact of sweeping legislation on stapling provision? 
  • How do pension funds compete in a crowded market? 
  • The lacking innovation by pension funds and what can be done 
  • What are the new platform ideas and their disruption to the industry?
Man Juttijudata

Deputy Secretary General, Investment Strategy & External Fund Management Group

Government Pension Fund of Thailand

Dr. Man Juttijudata has a background in Engineering. He got his Bachelor from Chulalongkorn University and continued his path for the Master from Columbia University in New York, USA. He also received a scholarship to pursue Ph.D. from the George Washington University in DC. After gained some experiences in the US, he returned to Thailand. He joined TISCO as specialist in Economic and financial modeling covering Equity, Fixed Income and Currency. Later on he moved to Kasikorn Asset Management as Risk Manager. He also involved not only in Risk and Performance Measurement but also in Derivatives and Structured Funds. Finally, he joined Government Pension Fund in the same field of Risk Management. Then he moved to the head of Investment Strategy Department responsible for long-term Strategic Asset Allocation and short-term Tactical Asset Allocation. He was also a member of Asset Allocation team, Fund Manager Selection team, and Member Investment Choice team. Due to his exemplary performance, he was promoted as Assistant Secretary-General responsible for Strategic Management and Business Development, Corporate Consulting Group. At present, he is Chief Risk Officer responsible for Investment Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management.

Aaron Lloyd

Director

Sompo Japan DC Securities

Sangeeta Venkatesen

Executive Chairman

FairVine Super

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dominic Wu

Director, Head of Risk Management

BCT Group

Dominic Wu is the Director & Head of Risk Management at BCT Group.  He has 20+ years of experience in banking, securities, assets management, pension fund and consultancy. Dominic is a qualified accountant, fraud examiner and professional risk manager and did his MBA from University of Hull, UK. He is sought out speaker in risk management and provides training to the regulators, universities, financial institutions and professional bodies. He is the Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) and Asia Financial Risk Think Tank.

16:0516:35

The ETF Stability: Will Investing in ETFs Continue to Bring Stable Returns?
Panel Discussion

15:20 - 15:50

  • Will ETFs be a continual trend for investments in the near future? 
  • Managing ETFs passively vs actively 
  • New developments within crypto ETF funds and the flexibility of ETFs 
  • How does technology enhance or inhibit ETFs and can it be trusted?
David Ng

Chief Operating Officer

CSOP Asset Management

David joined CSOP Asset Management Limited as COO in 2017 and oversees Trading, Client Solutions, Risk Management, Operations, Technology and ETF Operations for the firm. He is responsible for designing and driving the infrastructure strategy of CSOP to support its business growth and development and is also currently leading the digital transformation initiative for CSOP.

Prior to joining CSOP as COO, David was the Head of Business Controls and Management for South East Asia at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, responsible for the governance and business management of the Global Banking and Markets Businesses in the region. David is also part of the local management committees of Merrill Lynch Singapore, Bank of America Singapore Branch and Bank of America Securities Limited

Previously, David had worked in a number of large financial institutions such as Barclays Capital and Morgan Stanley in a variety of roles covering operations, middle office and finance. David started his career in Deloitte as an auditor in Australia.

David holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business and a Master of Applied Commerce(Accounting) and a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Melbourne.

09:0009:25

The Interconnection of Operational Resilience and Robust Business Strategies
Keynote Address

09:00 - 09:25

09:2509:55

Operational Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning (BCP) for Banks
Business Strategy Talk

11:30 - 11:50

  • Lesson learnt from the recovery: why BCP matters and how to prepare for the next black swan event? 
  • How to develop and implement BCP strategies and integrate with operations and business strategies? 
  • The future state of business models: workplace models, IT infrastructure and upskill your employee
Amédée Prouvost

Former Chief Operational Risk Officer

The World Bank

Amédée Prouvost was the Chief Operational Risk Officer of the World Bank where he led the institution’s risk governance and non-financial risk practice, including operational risk management, business continuity and crisis management, enterprise risk management and corporate insurance. He also served as the Secretary of the Operational Risk, Enterprise Risk, and Financial Risk Committees.

During the last 18 months of his 37-year career with the World Bank Group (WBG), he was deeply involved in shaping the institution’s emergency response to the COVID crisis and then designing its future “hybrid work model” with a view towards improving risk awareness, achieving better risk-informed decision-making, and leading to greater resilience at the individual, functional, and institutional levels.

In earlier stages of his career, Mr. Prouvost held positions across the WBG’s finance and risk functions, including CFO of MIGA (political risk insurance), Manager for Development Finance, and Financial Representative in Europe. He also served in a variety of roles in the treasury function and as Senior Adviser to three WBG CFOs. He began his professional career at Banque Paribas (now BNP Paribas) and served as a Reserve Officer with the French Navy.

Mr. Prouvost recently joined Chapelle (Risk Management Advisory, Training, Insights) as Senior Advisor. He looks forward to addressing the ERM/ORM needs of IFIs/MDBs and UN agencies globally and working with clients in the Americas.

He also serves as faculty member with the DCRO Risk Governance Institute, as President of the Board of Alliance Française of Washington DC (voted “Best Arts & Culture Non-Profit” in DC in both 2019 and 2020), as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Board of UNICEF USA, and as a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Global Business School Network.

Mr. Prouvost holds an MBA (with distinction) from the Wharton School, a Master’s degree in economics and statistics from ENSAE Paris (one of the French “grandes écoles”), and a Master of Advanced Studies in economics and finance from Paris Dauphine-PSL University.

David Clarke

Executive CRO - Corporate and Institutional

National Australia Bank

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.”

Ahmad Shukri Abd Rahman

Chief Risk Officer

Bank Rakyat

Ahmad Shukri has over 28 years of experience in banking and finance, focusing on areas of risk management and Islamic Finance. He is at present the Chief Risk Officer of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Head of Risk Management, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad where he served there for about 8 years. Shukri had also served at the following Banks respectively Al-Rajhi Bank Malaysia ,Bank Muamalat Malaysia, the Pacific Bank Berhad and Oriental Finance Berhad.

Shukri is Certified Professional in Islamic Finance (CPIF) under the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professional (CIIF). He also holds an Executive Master in Islamic Banking and Finance from Asia E University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance from Texas A&M University, Commerce, USA.

09:5510:15

Operational Resilience: Building a Framework to Protect your Customers
Fireside Chat

09:25 - 09:45

  • Asia’s position on operational resilience and what has been done 
  • How to adjust governance frameworks to maximise resilience 
  • Setting up structure around operational risk to have multiple lines of defence 
  • Creating consistency across the business to ensure regulatory compliance 
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.

Anurag Maheshwari

Head, Operational Resilience

Standard Chartered Bank

Husband-Father-Accidental Banker

I have been in Banking & Financial Services industry for more than 20 years in variety of roles ranging from finance, project management, operations and risk management. I graduated as a Chartered Accountant starting my career in audit and consulting before moving to Standard Chartered Bank which has been my home since.

It has been a long and highly satisfying professional experience.

I have honed my skills facing on-the-ground challenges through working in country/regional roles and have also led global teams setting out policies and processes. I have led high impact programs improving client service propositions and risk management.

I am an avid traveller and have had the great fortune to work in different countries allowing me to explore the world.

When I’m not keeping busy, you can find me hiking the mountains or a remote country road exploring nature at its best.

Nags Sankaranarayanan

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer

Nomura

Nagarajan (Nags) Sankaranarayanan is Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Asia ex-Japan currently based in Singapore. He has regional responsibility for over 600 professionals across 12 countries, overseeing Operations, IT, Finance, Corporate Real Estate and Services, Data Management and Security, Corporate Transformation and Fin-Tech projects as well as Business Continuity Management. He also sits on the board of various Nomura’s companies.

Nags has 25 plus years of work experience in various leadership roles across both business and broad corporate/support areas in investment banks and start-up hedge fund. Prior to joining Nomura, he worked at Goldman Sachs, LionRock Capital (hedge fund) and JP Morgan in capacities as Equity Sales Trader, COO, and in the CFO office. Nags also has extensive experience in setting up and managing businesses, M&A, risk management, business strategy, global project and cost management programs, offshoring and managing large teams. Over his career, he has lived and worked across multiple Asian countries, including India, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Nags is also passionate about technology and finance, as well as a keen supporter of entrepreneurship. He has invested in and actively advises and mentors technology and finance-related startups.

Nags holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

10:1510:40

Utilizing AI to Enhance Governance and Risk Management
Panel Discussion

09:45 - 10:15

  • What are the recent developments of using AI for governance and risk management 
  • Case Study: (something where the client can share their experiences of using AI in a particular area of governance and risk management 
  • How can AI be used to ensure better risk controls and governance 
  • Looking forward to continued expansion of use of AI in risk management 
Michael Gibbs

CEO

Surestep

Michael is the Founder and President of SureStep – a global systems integrator specializing in GRC automation and reporting solutions.

Since 2007, SureStep has successfully completed projects across finance, manufacturing, transportation, natural resource and other industries. Those clients have ranged from 2-person risk and compliance teams to those having over 65,000 participants in their GRC programs. As the practice lead at SureStep, Mike guides clients to best practices and ensures they optimize their GRC technology investments for the long term.

SureStep provides solutions from ServiceNow, Workiva and IBM as well as GRC managed services. Mike’s team works from offices in Hong Kong and Singapore in addition to their New York and Toronto locations.

10:4011:00

The Ever-evolving Cyber Attacks and Counter Measures
Case Study

10:40 - 11:00

  • How are some new patterns with cyber-attacks in 2021? 
  • Risk-proof your data: from architecture to security  
  • How to drive cybersecurity priorities and investments?
Nags Sankaranarayanan

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer

Nomura

Nagarajan (Nags) Sankaranarayanan is Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Asia ex-Japan currently based in Singapore. He has regional responsibility for over 600 professionals across 12 countries, overseeing Operations, IT, Finance, Corporate Real Estate and Services, Data Management and Security, Corporate Transformation and Fin-Tech projects as well as Business Continuity Management. He also sits on the board of various Nomura’s companies.

Nags has 25 plus years of work experience in various leadership roles across both business and broad corporate/support areas in investment banks and start-up hedge fund. Prior to joining Nomura, he worked at Goldman Sachs, LionRock Capital (hedge fund) and JP Morgan in capacities as Equity Sales Trader, COO, and in the CFO office. Nags also has extensive experience in setting up and managing businesses, M&A, risk management, business strategy, global project and cost management programs, offshoring and managing large teams. Over his career, he has lived and worked across multiple Asian countries, including India, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Nags is also passionate about technology and finance, as well as a keen supporter of entrepreneurship. He has invested in and actively advises and mentors technology and finance-related startups.

Nags holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Patrick Liu

Chief Information Security Officer

Fusion Bank

Patrick Liu has more than 20 years of IT and Security experience including security operation, risk and control and IT audit within top tier financial institutions. As an experience security practitioner, Patrick has been responsible for performing and managing a wide range of security consulting, risk and threat assessment, security training, cyber crisis management planning program. Patrick is currently the CISO of Fusion Bank. He was awarded the Hong Kong Cyber Security Professionals Awards in 2017 in recognition of his commitment in the cyber security field.

Patrick Liu acquired several professional certifications including CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CIA and ABCP.

11:0011:30

The Journey of Anti-money Laundering and Anti-fraud: Priorities and Innovations
Panel Discussion

11:00 - 11:30

  • How are financial crimes evolving and new requirements for firms to tackle? 
  • How can advanced analytics reduce false positives and drive efficiency? 
  • The evolution of identifications/authentications in remote working environment 
  • Address cross-border transition issues in the fight of financial crimes
Jamil Ahmed

Chief Compliance Officer

HSBC Singapore

Jamil Ahmed is the current Chief Compliance Officer at HSBC Singapore. He is a member of various industry taskforces and initiatives across Singapore focusing on anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions and fraud. Jamil is a Steering Group member of Singapore’s AML/CFT Industry Partnership (ACIP) and other taskforces/working groups established through the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) covering various financial crime themes.

Jessica Bartlett

Global Head of Financial Crime Legal

Barclays

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


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

Sharon Pamplona

Head of Financial Crime and MLRO, Hong Kong

ANZ

Sharon has over 13 years of experience in banking and finance throughout Asia. She has been based in the Philippines, in Cambodia leading the Financial Crime and Compliance team there and providing advisory counsel for Indonesia and China, and most recently in Hong Kong. She is continuing her prolific career with ANZ Banking Group as the HK Head of Financial Crime and MLRO. Sharon has a degree in Consular and Diplomatic affairs and finished a specialized course on International Development Studies.

11:3012:00

The Next-gen Third-party Risk Strategies
Compliance think-tank

10:15 - 10:35

  • Discover what CCOs are guarding in the new-norm working with multiple providers 
  • Mapping your third-party risk management framework as part of the coordinated risk strategies 
  • How to minimise business interruptions with a resilient recovery strategies 
Michael Fiechtner

Head of Group Technology Risk

AIA

Mike is the accountable executive to lead the development and execution of the Technology Risk Management practice for AIA Group and all of its Business Units who owns and implements Technology Governance across the Group to ensure Technology risks are well understood and managed appropriately. Responsible for the overall AIA Technology Risk Management approach and guidelines.
 

14:0014:30

Futures Spotlight

00:00 - 00:01

14:3015:00

ESG Trends: Will ESG ever go away and has it proved itself to be a long-term investment strategy?
Panel Discussion

14:30 - 15:00

  • The uncertainty behind disclosure reporting and what regulators are looking for 
  • Ambiguity behind ESG investing and appealing to the market 
  • The issuance of green bonds and what this means for the future of ESG 
  • Will ESG ever go away and has it proved itself to be a long-term investment strategy 
Michael Blayney

Head of Multi Asset

Pendal Group

Michael has over 20 years’ investment management and consulting experience and joined BTIM from First State Super, where he was Head of Investment Strategy since January 2014. In this role, Michael was responsible for the establishment of an active asset allocation process and led the Fund’s Investment Strategy Team. Prior to this appointment, Michael was Head of Diversified Strategies at Perpetual for over five years, with portfolio management responsibilities for the manager’s range of diversified funds. Michael’s prior experience includes over 10 years in consulting roles at Watson Wyatt (now Willis Towers Watson) and NSP Buck.

Edris Boey

Head of ESG Research

Maitri Asset Management

I am a passionate sustainability professional who believes successful organisations of the future will be those who embrace ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) principles. Throughout my career, I have seen the numerous benefits that flow to organisations who embrace their role as caretakers for future generations and embed sustainability into their business practices.

Working for a big four professional services firm followed by a large industrial and manufacturing business helped develop my skills as an ESG leader and enabled me to understand how applying an ESG lens to business practices and decisions not only has an altruistic purpose but importantly, also directly impacts the bottom line.

In my current role at Maitri, I work closely with the investment team to examine the ESG processes of potential investment prospects so we can better understand their future sustainability and growth potential.

Shuichi Hayashida

Head of Japan & Vice Head of Southeast Asia

World Bank Group, MIGA

Shuichi Hayashida is Head of Japan and Head of Southeast Asia for the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group.

Hayashida works out of Tokyo office to further the World Bank Group’s mission of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity through collaboration with Japanese investors and their partners. To that end, MIGA supports investments in regions where capital is most scarce. MIGA is now the leading political risk insurance provider in fragile and conflict affected countries.

Previously he worked for MUFG Bank (formerly The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ) out of Singapore, London, Tokyo with focus on project finance transactions in his capacity as both financial advisor and lender covering energy sector globally. He also worked on large scale-acquisitions, merger and divestment projects in Asia.

Hayashida has a Master of Laws from University of London, Master of Science in Finance from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. He is also a US-certified CPA and a Japanese CMA (chartered member of the Security Analysts Association of Japan).

15:0015:30

Is it a Missed Opportunity with Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets?
Debate

14:30 - 14:50

  • How has the world market viewed cryptocurrencies and digital assets? 
  • The viability of cryptocurrencies and digital assets (i.e NDFs) as asset classes or commodities 
  • The volatility of the digital asset market and can it be trusted 
  • Navigating the growing regulations and restrictions imposed on the digital asset market
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.

Darius Sit

Co-Founder

QCP Capital and Philip Street Partners (PSP)

Darius is the co-founder of QCP Capital and Phillip Street Partners (PSP). 

QCP Capital focuses on digital asset  trading both globally and in local markets (particularly Southeast Asia). QCP also specialises in crypto derivatives (options, forwards, futures) in CEFI and DEFI, with over 1.5 billion USD in assets deployed.

Phillip Street Partners is a Singapore-licensed fund management company with strategies in both digital and traditional assets.

Michael Wu

CO-Founder & CEO

Amber Group

Michael Wu is co-founder and CEO of Amber Group, a leading global crypto finance service provider. Prior to founding Amber Group, Michael was a quantitative analyst at Goldman Sachs, a macro trader at Morgan Stanley, and a portfolio manager at a billion-dollar hedge fund. Michael is a member of Mensa International and a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia honoree.

15:3015:55

China Bond Market: The current trends and outlook for the China Bond Futures market
China Spotlight

15:05 - 15:20

  • The rise of China’s bond market and potential for future growth 
  • The hindrances of China’s bond market with the economy still being insular 
  • How can China increase foreign ownership and inflows to the market 
  • Will China become a global bond benchmark and how long will it take 
Iris Pang

Chief Economist, Greater China

ING Bank

Iris Pang joined ING in June 2017 as economist for Greater China. She is responsible for research on the macro-economic and industry trends in the Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Research reports from Iris are shared with ING clients on a regular basis. She is also often interviewed by the media and invited to contribute regular commentary.  

Before joining ING, Iris held a similar position at Natixis between January 2016 and June 2017. Prior to that, she was with OCBC Wing Hang Bank in a similar role for almost a decade.

Iris holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Masters in Commerce (first class honours) from the University of Auckland, and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of New South Wales.

Iris was an instructor at the Summer School for Applied Econometric of HKUST and taught distance learning programme on Modern China Economy at the Open University of Hong Kong.

09:0009:30

Updates on Derivatives

00:00 - 00:01

09:3010:00

The State of Asia’s Clearing and Collateral Management Industry: What you need to know
Panel Discussion

09:00 - 09:30

  • UMR Phase 5 and its implications on the clearing industry
  • Regulations around Euroswap clearing
  • Brexit’s impact on EUR swap clearing globally and in Japan
  • How to prepare for OTC clearing and FX clearing changes
Markus Georgi

U.S. and Asia Head, Fixed Income Derivatives, Funding & Financing Sales

EUREX

Markus Georgi joined Eurex as the Head of the Hong Kong Representative Office in April 2013. Markus is responsible for Fixed Income, OTC Clearing and Repo/SecLending Sales and Business Development in Asia.

He has 18 years of experience in the financial industry. 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 in Singapore as Head of Product Management for Asia Pacific where he was responsible for the regional trading support desks in Singapore and Australia. Early 2011 Markus moved to Newedge Financial Singapore, a brokerage firm, where he managed the PTG key accounts for Singapore and India. Markus holds a Master of Finance degree from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany.

Shun Yanagisawa

Japan Head of Futures, Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage

Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.

Shun Yanagisawa is a Director and the Japan Head of Futures, Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage, which sits within the Markets and Securities Services at Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.

In this capacity, he is responsible for managing Futures agency execution, electronic execution and clearing, OTC Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage business. He is the member of APAC regional FCX management team. Prior to joining Citi, Yanagisawa was responsible for sales and marketing at JPMorgan in Japan for over 11 years.

Approx. 20 years industry experience, Yanagisawa regularly participates in public roundtables and serves for multiple industry groups and help advocate stability for the clearing system for both Futures and OTC clearing. Shun is the elected board member, Vice President, ExCo and chairman of Operations committee of FIA Japan, interest rate swap steering committee at JSCC, Wholesale market steering committee of TFX and several working groups member of ISDA. Shun holds an M.B.A. from the University of Wales.

10:0010:30

UMR Phase 5 – What’s next?
Panel Discussion

09:30 - 10:00

  • Beyond UMR compliance, what can be done to optimise the new Initial Margin requirements? 
  • What is the best way to manage the UMR Threshold? 
  • UMR simulations to optimise the total IM 
  • What-if IM and impact on collateral costs 
  • Should firms start preparing for the next wave of UMR compliance in 2022?
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 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.

10:3010:55

Digitalisation of Derivatives Trading: Utilising Technology to Increase Profits
Fireside Chat

10:05 - 10:25

  • What has been the results of utilising big data, AI, and machine learning 
  • Automating trade life cycle and what role do people play in trading 
  • What is the optimal way to implement technology as markets are not robotic 
  • Dependence on technology and where is the line drawn? 
John Zizhuo Huang

Chief Investment Officer

LiZen Asset Management

10:5511:25

Buy-side Panel: Cost-effective Methods for Collateral Management
Panel Discussion

10:25 - 10:55

  • How to overcome complications in IM calculations in view of increased usage of OTC derivatives 
  • Implementing consistent models for valuation and sensitivities calculations across asset classes 
  • How does the calculation of pre-trade margin requirements help identify the cheapest way to trade? 

11:2511:50

Building a Coherent Collateral Management Operations Workflow
Fireside chat

10:55 - 11:15

  • What are the current pain points in collateral management operations? 
  • Legacy processes that need to be renewed and refreshed 
  • New technology that has enhanced operations for collateral management 
  • Resolving IM discrepancy disputes efficiently 

09:0009:30

Quant Keynote Address

00:00 - 00:01

09:3010:00

Creating Model Risk Management Frameworks: Preparing for Model Fallibility
Panel Discussion

09:00 - 09:30

  • Building model risk management infrastructures to mitigate damage
  • What does a proper model risk governance and model risk validation look like
  • Navigating model risks with a lack of data support
  • Improving model performances using AI and machine learning
Ankita Gupta

Head, IFRS9 and Model Risk Management Technology, ERM

Standard Chartered Bank

Responsible for leadership, innovation, and managing platforms to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor the company's enterprise risk.
Ensure the model risk management are in compliance with applicable regulations, rating agency standards and strategic imperatives of the organization by enabling Standard chartered with the necessary platforms and solutions . The key is continuous innovation that comes with agility.

Driving and inspiring teams to build and run platform that enable the Functions to provide faster time to market solutions and at the same time stabilise what is in place.

Nobuki Takeya

Head of Model Risk Management

Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Vaibhav Thirani

Regional Head of Model Risk Governance, Asia-Pacific

HSBC

10:0010:20

Credit Risk Analysis: Efficiently Predicting with Quant Computation
Fireside Chat

10:00 - 10:20

  • Estimating the economic capital requirement  
  • How to remain solvent at a given confidence level?  
  • How has COVID-19 changed the way credit risk will be viewed and predicted 
  • How to adjust for prolonging debt forgiveness but having enough room to invest
Michael Yap

Head of Model Validation

Maybank

Michael heads up the Model Risk Management function within Maybank Banking Group and is responsible for model risk and the validation of the bank risk models.  In this role had responsibility for the ongoing identification, risk rating, inventory and monitoring of model risk across all business units and for the validation of bank risk and provision models. Prior to joining Maybank he was Senior Manager at international and regional banks where he dealt with various aspects of Credit Risk in the Banking Industry.

Michael reads Mathematics and holds a PhD in finance (University of Putra).

10:2010:50

Stress Testing and Scenario Analysis: Accounting for Cost-Saving Factors
Panel Discussion

09:30 - 10:00

  • New developments in factors to include within stress testing and scenario analysis 
  • Impact of COVID-19 and the importance of considering future events 
  • Regulatory impact on building models and the restrictions they create 
  • How to navigate a situation of inputting one off parameter? 

10:5011:20

Quantitative Investment Strategies: What is the Proper Role for AI/ML to Optimise Results?
Technology Spotlight

10:25 - 10:45

  • How does AI help with decision making and has it provided favourable results? 
  • Machine learning algorithms and the practical implications on equipping fund managers 
  • Will AI/ML quant strategies ever replace humans?
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.

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.

11:2011:50

Portfolio Construction: Using Quant to Maximise Returns
Spitfire Showcase

10:45 - 11:10

  • How to create a portfolio with a quant approach 
  • What are the factors to consider when creating quant models for portfolio construction 
  • With the ever increasing change in investment strategies, where to keep the focus? 
Ben Dunn

Head of quantitative strategies

Eastspring Investments

Ben Dunn is the Head of Quantitative Strategies (QS). He is also responsible for research and development of quantitative signals and strategies. Ben joined Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited in June 2014.

Prior to joining our Firm, Ben had been a Quantitative Equity Portfolio Manager at Ankura Capital (a BNY Mellon subsidiary) for over 10 years managing both Australian and Japanese portfolios. He previously held various roles spanning quantitative research, equity trading and software engineering at Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) and Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC). Ben has more than 24 years of investment industry experience.

Ben holds a Bachelors degree in Information Technology from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia. He is also a CFA charterholder.

11:5012:10

Applying Machine Learning Techniques for Structured Products

00:00 - 00:01

  • What types of practical valuations problems are suitable for ML techniques? 

  • How ML techniques can be used for such problems in structured product markets? 

  • How do the various approaches compare, ranging from Deep Neural Network to Decision Trees and other methods? 

Vladimir Chernyy

Quantitative Analyst, Quant Strats Hybrid Modelling

Credit Suisse

George Hong

Head of Asia-Pacific quantitative strategies and global product head for equities modelling

Credit Suisse

George Hong is a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, based in Hong Kong. He leads the APAC Quantitative & Risk Strategies team and is also the global product horizontal head for Equities modelling. He holds an B.A. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Mathematical Finance from Cambridge University.