Agenda

Asia Risk Congress 2024 | Full Agenda

Main conference (September 25, 2024)

08:0009:00

Registration

08:00 - 08:55

09:0009:10

Chairperson's opening remarks

08:55 - 09:00

09:1009:40

Keynote address

14:00 - 15:50

09:4010:15

Regulator perspective: the narratives shaping regulations in Asia
Keynote panel

14:00 - 15:00

  • How is the fast-paced development of technology impacting regulatory mandates?
  • Is climate change still a point of focus for regulators?
  • The need for collaboration for Asia Pacific regulators 
Aziz Durrani

Capacity development expert

ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)

Aziz has over 20 years of experience in international banking and finance, and in setting, enforcing and advising on regulatory policies and standards, including on digital banking, climate risk and sustainable finance to international authorities. At the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research office (AMRO), Aziz is responsible for the provision of capacity development and technical assistance to the Central Banks and Ministries of Finance of the ASEAN countries and China, Japan and South Korea.

Aziz previously worked for 5 years at The SEACEN Centre in Kuala Lumpur, 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 Infrastructure.

Before joining SEACEN, Aziz spent 7 years as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Bank of England, leading the global wholesale banking book Stress Testing programme for all major UK banks and undertaking asset quality and Non-Performing Loan reviews globally.

Aziz began his career in the Strategy, Finance and Economics practice of Andersen Business Consulting in London, and later worked at Standard Chartered Bank, covering the Origination, Structuring and Syndication of loan products across EMEA markets. He also worked at Lloyds Banking Group in Asset and Liability Management and in Leveraged Finance 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.

10:1511:00

Networking break

11:50 - 12:05

11:0011:30

The amalgamation of derivatives trading and risk management for healthy financial institutions
Panel discussion

02:00 - 15:00

  • The ever-growing emerging risks and how derivatives trading can be used to offset the risks
  • How can front and middle office collaborate to hedge various risks?
  • What derivatives products are becoming crucial to risk management in Asia?
  • Are financial institutions approaching risk management within trading correctly? 
Axel Hauke

Global head of treasury trading

Partners Group

"Financial Markets Professional with 10 years international experience in trading, risk and treasury management. In charge of Partner Group's Asia-Pacific Multi-Asset Execution Trading and currently reviewing the group's TCA capabilities." 

11:3012:00

How will credit risk evolve with the recent market trends and developments?
Chief risk officer panel

14:00 - 15:00

  • The landscape for credit environment and where there are concerns?
  • How has climate change impacted credit analysis and decisioning?
  • Are there processes and analysis that can be digitalised within credit?
  • Scenarios and stresses to be concerned about heading into the next cycle 
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).

 

12:0012:25

The developments of access of Asia’s derivatives markets
Industry updates - fireside chat

14:00 - 15:00

  • Updates around the open and closed derivatives markets within Asia
  • Diversifying product offerings to be customer centric
  • Technological support needed for the derivatives markets to open access
  • Where would be the next boom market for derivatives? 

12:2513:35

Networking lunch

12:40 - 13:40

13:3514:05

Demographic gamma: the impact of rapid population change on real estate and equity prices
Special presentation

00:00 - 00:01

David Munro

Chief risk officer

VAHOCA

14:0514:35

The ins and outs of the clearing and collateral management markets for all products
Panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • Navigating risks around counterparty relationships and liquidity
  • Evaluating developments in clearing solutions for the long term for various products
  • Optimizing collateral within the current market conditions  
  • New opportunities emerging from the regulatory environment and digitalisation 

14:3514:55

Managing balance sheet risk with various types of market trends
Case study

14:00 - 15:00

  • Challenges created through interest rates amongst financial institution balance sheets
  • How is technology and digitalisation helping to assess balance sheet risks?
  • Finance professionals' solutions to balance sheet management 

14:5515:30

Networking break

11:00 - 11:30

15:3016:00

Improvements for electronification of derivatives trading
Technology update

16:00 - 17:00

  • Regulatory concerns around electronification of derivatives markets
  • Availability of electronic trading across Asia
  • Where do technologists and market experts need to focus for the derivatives markets?
  • Will there be a cohesive streamlined markets in years to come? 

16:0016:30

Impacts of FRTB on flexibility for models and calculations

14:00 - 15:00

  • The benefits around both the SA and IMA approach of FRTB
  • Concerns around SA models and how to navigate them
  • Is IMA only going to be able to be used by bigger mega banks?
  • Where should the industry head towards for future models? 

16:3016:35

Chairperson's closing remarks

16:00 - 16:05

10:5511:00

Chairperson’s opening remarks

15:00 - 16:00

11:0011:30

The developments around the actuarial industry and future trends
Industry updates - panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • Regulatory updates and expectations for actuarials in Asia
  • Challenges surrounding the actuarial industry as there are growing concerns for insurance
  • Best practices for actuarials in handling pricing and operations
  • Is digitalisation the catalyst to change the processes for the industry? 

11:3012:15

What needs to change and be transformed for actuarial processes?
Merry-go-roundtables

14:00 - 15:00

This session will consist of having multiple interactive roundtables happening concurrently within the same rooms around the topic. There will be facilitators to guide the discussions. The discussions will be closed-door conversations and will be ways for the industry to come together to work through pertinent issues and challenges. 

12:1512:30

What needs to change and be transformed for actuarial processes?
Roundtable insights

14:00 - 15:00

12:3012:35

Chairperson’s closing remarks

15:00 - 16:00

10:5511:00

Chairperson’s opening remarks fintech

15:00 - 16:00

11:0011:30

Building technology stacks: is interoperability achievable?
Chief technology officer panel

14:00 - 15:00

  • Technologist’s strategies when approaching a tech stack
  • How are technology officers navigating internal and external apps
  • Is digitalisation making interoperability possible within financial institutions?  
  • Case studies on successful interoperability projects in Asia 

11:3012:00

The future of computing and importance of sustainability initiatives
Industry updates - panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • What should financial institutions be aware of for technology carbon footprints?
  • How does high powered computing help to empower sustainability initiatives?
  • Will quantum computing make a difference?
  • Is technology a catalyst or hindrance for sustainability efforts? 

12:0012:25

How have payments changed in a digitalised world?
Industry updates – fireside chat

14:00 - 15:00

  • The new developments within payments
  • Customer-centric approach for financial institutions when it comes to payments
  • Streamlining and creating ecosystems around payments for customers
  • New technologies to consider within payments 
David Sharratt

Global head data product monetization

Standard Chartered Bank

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.

12:2513:35

Networking lunch

12:40 - 13:40

13:3514:05

The need for speed: does lower latency trading make a difference?
Panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • How important is it for financial institutions to increase speed of trading?
  • Managing risks and fluctuations in markets with low latency trading
  • Differences of low latency trading and high touch trading
  • Are benefits created by getting lower latency trading? 

14:0514:35

The future of cloud: should institutions be directed towards full cloud or hybrid cloud?
Debate

14:00 - 15:00

  • Regulatory considerations when it comes to considering cloud technologies
  • Operational resilience concerns for financial institutions moving to the cloud
  • Where is the optimal spot between fully cloud or hybrid cloud solutions?
  • Assessing risks and benefits when it comes to choosing cloud options 

14:3514:55

Using digital ledger technology to enhance settlement processes
Case study

14:00 - 15:00

  • The journey of settlement processes over the years
  • How come blockchain or digital ledger technology never took off within the industry?
  • Revamped efforts in utilising digital ledger technology to create a t+0 world
  • Would this change the world of settlements if a suitable solution entered the market? 
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.

14:5515:30

Networking break

11:00 - 11:30

15:3016:00

Where are the data holes and gaps within financial institutions?
Polling insights

14:00 - 15:00

  • In this new data age, where have financial institutions focused efforts?
  • What kind of data has been difficult to get or analyse for the industry?
  • How can data be utilised and monetised in financial institutions?
  • Mindfulness around ethical use of data for different businesses 
Mervyn Tang

Head of sustainability strategy, APAC

Schroders

Deep Thomas

Group chief data and analytics officer

Nomura

16:0016:25

Protecting customers, employees, and the institution
Chief information security officer panel

14:00 - 15:00

  • Where do CISO’s face most challenge in the current digitalised world?
  • What kind of infrastructure or strategy is used to build necessary protection?
  • How do CISO’s partner together with other technology providers to construct resilient operations?
  • What threats lie next on the horizon for financial institutions? 

16:2516:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks

15:00 - 16:00

13:3513:40

Chairperson’s opening remarks

15:00 - 16:00

13:4014:20

CFO perspective: how has treasury management evolved post-COVID in Asia?
Industry updates – panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • What operational and day-to-day challenges due finance functions face?
  • Navigating through fees and expenses and properly balancing balance sheets
  • How can treasury management systems support CFOs more proficiently? 

14:2014:55

Utilisation of technology for treasury operations
Technology updates – panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • Where are the technological gaps for treasury operations?
  • How can treasurers traverse through tight timelines?
  • The impact of automation for treasurers
  • The future of treasury operations and technology for benefit of treasurers 

14:5515:30

Networking break

11:00 - 11:30

15:3016:15

Consideration of management of cash in a volatile environment
Merry-go-roundtables

14:00 - 15:00

This session will consist of having multiple interactive roundtables happening concurrently within the same rooms around the topic. There will be facilitators to guide the discussions. The discussions will be closed-door conversations and will be ways for the industry to come together to work through pertinent issues and challenges. 

16:1516:25

Consideration of management of cash in a volatile environment
Roundtable insights

14:00 - 15:00

16:2516:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks

15:00 - 16:00

13:3513:40

Chairperson’s opening remarks

15:00 - 16:00

13:4014:20

What’s next for RMB internationalisation and offshore investments into China?
Industry updates - panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • Recent developments in renminbi internationalisation versus de-dollarisation  
  • Is there a need for liquidity for RMB currency pairs?
  • Requirements for growth in renminbi use across Ficc markets  
  • Trends and usage of CHY/CNH options and structured products   

14:2014:55

The impact of China’s eRMB on the financial ecosystem
Panel discussion

14:00 - 15:00

  • Has the eRMB proved to be effective in accomplishing its purpose?
  • What changes have been seen because of the eRMB?
  • What are potential uses of the eRMB for institutions? 

14:5515:30

Networking break

11:00 - 11:30

15:3016:00

Are there concerns around China’s real estate markets?
Debate

14:00 - 15:00

  • What to make of the recent downturn and collapse of the real estate market?
  • Can the Chinese real estate markets be revived?
  • Should foreign investors be bullish or bearish about China’s markets?
  • Future of the Chinese real estate markets 
Keeve Tan

Managing director, Greater China and North Asia

Bank of Singapore

Keeve has been with OCBC since 2018 and is currently the Managing Director, Greater China and North Asia at Bank of Singapore.

Prior to his appointment at Bank of Singapore - the Private Banking arm of OCBC group, Keeve was Head of Futures, FX & CFD for OCBC Securities. There he looked after about 40 people over the three business lines, where he oversaw the growth and development of the cleared Futures, OTC FX and Contract for Differences (CFD) businesses.

Prior to joining OCBC, he was the Director of Sales at UOB Global Markets, looking after the global Business Development of listed derivatives and OTC clearing for UOB. Keeve was before that, a trader in proprietary trading firms, heading market-making desks and algorithmic trading desks. His buy-side experience coupled with his current role in the sell-side gives him a wholesome view of the industry and its developments.

Keeve is married and has a daughter. He holds a BSc with honors from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and graduated with an MBA on the Dean's List from the Singapore Management University (SMU). He has completed his Executive Education at INSEAD and most recently obtained a MSc of Wealth Management (Dean’s List) from the Singapore Management University (SMU).

16:0016:25

The future of China and its place as a top world economy
Polling insights

14:00 - 15:00

  • Is the disparity between the Chinese stock markets and holistic economic growth something to be concerned about?
  • The realistic view of the tremendous growth and potential of the Chinese economy
  • What needs to change within China to attract foreign investors again?
  • The role Chinese securities houses and banks play in bolstering the economy 
Keeve Tan

Managing director, Greater China and North Asia

Bank of Singapore

Keeve has been with OCBC since 2018 and is currently the Managing Director, Greater China and North Asia at Bank of Singapore.

Prior to his appointment at Bank of Singapore - the Private Banking arm of OCBC group, Keeve was Head of Futures, FX & CFD for OCBC Securities. There he looked after about 40 people over the three business lines, where he oversaw the growth and development of the cleared Futures, OTC FX and Contract for Differences (CFD) businesses.

Prior to joining OCBC, he was the Director of Sales at UOB Global Markets, looking after the global Business Development of listed derivatives and OTC clearing for UOB. Keeve was before that, a trader in proprietary trading firms, heading market-making desks and algorithmic trading desks. His buy-side experience coupled with his current role in the sell-side gives him a wholesome view of the industry and its developments.

Keeve is married and has a daughter. He holds a BSc with honors from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and graduated with an MBA on the Dean's List from the Singapore Management University (SMU). He has completed his Executive Education at INSEAD and most recently obtained a MSc of Wealth Management (Dean’s List) from the Singapore Management University (SMU).

16:2516:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks

15:00 - 16:00

Main conference (September 26, 2024)

08:0009:00

Registration

08:00 - 08:55

09:0009:10

Chairperson’s opening remarks

13:00 - 14:00

09:1009:40

What is the current regulatory environment around climate risk and ESG in Asia?

14:00 - 15:00

Rosalind Bazany

Partner, head of ESG and impact

Antler

Rosalind Bazany is a prominent figure in the venture capital sector, renowned for her leadership in integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and impact principles. As a Partner and the Head of ESG at Antler, Ros has been instrumental in embedding sustainability into the firm’s operations and guiding investments toward outcomes that are both sustainable and impactful. Holding an MSc in Chemistry, her journey in finance commenced at BlueCrest, a hedge fund, and evolved during a decade-long tenure at Schroders, a global asset management firm. At Schroders, she managed a diverse portfolio of client relationships and refined her expertise in sustainable investment strategies, placing a strong emphasis on creating long-term value.

At Antler, Rosalind has not only enhanced the firm's reputation in the venture capital industry but also spearheaded the development of proprietary tools and initiatives that set new benchmarks for sustainability integration. Among these initiatives is the launch of an open-source education platform for founders, designed to equip them with the tools necessary to establish sustainable businesses from the outset. Rosalind has also played a key role in forging new global partnerships to enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) both within Antler and across the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem. Additionally, she has also led the development of a monitoring tool for early-stage companies, facilitating their ability to effectively assess and track sustainability progress.

Ros's commitment and forward-thinking work have earned her recognition as one of the Venture Capital Journal's 40 Rising Stars under 40 in 2023. Additionally, she is an active member of the VentureESG Steering Committee, where she collaborates with industry peers to advance ESG best practices and highlight the critical role of venture capital in securing positive environmental and societal outcomes, alongside financial returns. 

Edris Boey

Associate director, enterprise risk management (ESG)

Eastspring Investments

Edris Boey is Assistant Director of Enterprise Risk Management (ESG) at Eastspring Investments' head office based in Singapore, and is responsible for overseeing ESG risks, including the interpretation and implementation of ESG-related regulations, across the organisation which has presence in more than 10 jurisdictions. She works closely with the firm’s Sustainability Team, ESG Specialists in Investment Team as well as the various local risk and compliance teams to provide subject-matter expertise in the management of ESG risks. Edris’ career in sustainability spans across investment, consulting and in-house corporate capacities. Before joining Eastspring, Edris developed and maintained the Responsible Investment Approach at Maitri Asset Management, which won various accolades and her leadership in the ESG investing space was recognised. Prior to that, she managed sustainability strategy, reporting, and compliance at a listed industrial conglomerate in Singapore.

Mark Shi

Chief risk officer

Income Insurance

Mark Shi is the Chief Risk Officer at Income Insurance Co Ltd. Mark’s extensive experience in the insurance industry spans across multiple areas including actuary, risk management, capital management, asset liability management (ALM), investments, financial reporting and product marketing.

Preceding his appointment as CRO in February 2023, Mark was Income’s Chief Investment Officer. In this role, Mark successfully managed Income’s investment strategy and asset allocation framework. He also led ALM initiatives and investment programmes to support Income’s product offerings. As a veteran staff of Income, Mark is also accomplished in leading new teams along with building internal capabilities to improve operational efficiency.

Prior to coming to Singapore and joining Income in October 2007, Mark has previously worked with large multinational insurers in China. He is a qualified actuary with the American Society of Actuaries as well as a certified Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA). He graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a Bachelor in Mathematics. 

09:4010:15

The missing pieces for financial institutions and where to focus for climate risk & ESG

14:00 - 15:00

John Lau

Executive director, head of regional wealth management treasury, sustainability lead

United Overseas Bank

A wealth management practitioner and financial market professional, John has more than 20 years of experience spanning across multiple asset classes as well as client segments.

As a builder of successful businesses be it in Singapore, Malaysia and the region; John has an in depth understanding of how potentially complex financial markets product can be made simple and accessible to suitable retail, affluent and SME clients.

Leading multiple teams of wealth management experts, John is currently managing the Wealth Management Treasury business for UOB’s Personal Financial Services Division. His portfolio includes product management, solution advisory, sales specialists and treasury dealing which is critical to the value chain of UOB’s treasury business.

From Foreign Exchange, Equity, Interest Rate, Commodity, Fixed Income to Structured Products; it is John’s passion to connect client’s wealth planning needs with the intricacies of financial markets by partnering with best in class providers, investing in highly experienced wealth specialists and making the complex simple for our clients to understand and access as investment solutions.

John is also highly involved in Singapore’s sustainability industry developments especially when it comes to sustainable investing; to which he has help launched UOB’s award winning Sustainable Investing program for its wealth management clients. He has also contributed to Singapore’s first Green Finance Handbook as part of MAS’s Green Finance Industry Taskforce initiative.

On top of his Wealth Management capacity, John is also the Sustainability Lead for Group Personal Financial Services; supporting the bank’s aspiration to be the leading bank in ASEAN promoting sustainable living, payments and investments for our consumer bank clients.  

Aveline Chan

Director, ESG strategy Apac lead

UBS

Aveline is the ESG Strategy APAC Lead at the APAC Chief Sustainability Office of UBS AG, which helps to drive sustainable finance initiatives across the bank in APAC. A highly experienced investment professional with over 20 years in the banking and financial industry who is also legally trained, Aveline was previously Vice President at the Asia Sustainable Finance division of WWF- Singapore. She has led the development of sustainable investment frameworks for asset managers and advised on the structuring of impact investment and financing solutions for foundations and financial institutions.

10:1511:00

Networking break

11:00 - 11:30

11:0011:30

Nuances around implementing climate risk into credit decisioning

14:00 - 15:00

11:3012:00

Navigating climate risk scenario analysis and stress testing

14:00 - 15:00

12:0012:25

Managing risks associated with ESG disclosure & reporting

14:00 - 15:00

Kamran Khan

Managing director, head of ESG for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

Deutsche Bank Group

Kamran Khan is Deutsche Bank’s Head of ESG for Asia Pacific. In this newly established client-facing role, he is responsible for defining and executing the bank’s ESG strategy across all business divisions in Asia. He is a member of the Global Sustainability Council of Deutsche Bank.


Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Khan established Infra-Tech Capital, an impact fund investing in companies utilizing technology to provide infrastructure services and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals. He was also appointed by the Obama White House to serve as the head of global investments and operations at the US Millennium Challenge Corporation, where he managed a USD 10bn portfolio and led a USD 1.5-2bn annual investment program globally.


Previously, Mr. Khan held senior executive roles at the World Bank and helped establish the World Bank Group regional hub in Singapore, comprising the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Insurance & Guarantee Agency (MIGA). Prior to his time at the World Bank, Mr. Khan worked on M&A transactions and advisory mandates at JP Morgan and LEK. He also served as a US Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), where he led operations for the project finance and guarantees facility.


Mr. Khan served as an Advisor on Infrastructure Finance to APEC, ASEAN, and the G-20. He is a member of the Senior Advisory Board at Fudan University Fintech Centre in Shanghai with a mandate to advise on Belt and Road Initiative projects. He has also served on the Board of Advisors at a variety of market-leading companies using technology to achieve ESG goals. He is a frequent speaker at events such as World Economic Forum, ASEAN Summit, APEC Summit, and in major international media.


Mr. Khan holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago, and an MS in Applied Economics and Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BS in Economics from George Mason University.

12:2513:35

Networking lunch

12:40 - 13:40

13:3514:05

Managing third party risk with the increased need to implement new technologies

14:00 - 15:00

Fredy Aga

Chief financial officer

Trust Bank

Benjamin Goh

Head of enterprise risk

ADDX

14:0514:35

Building a resilient operations from front-to-back

14:00 - 15:00

14:3514:55

Is there a way to be prepared for geopolitical risks?

14:00 - 15:00

14:5515:30

Networking break

11:00 - 11:30

15:3016:00

Fighting financial crime with the evolution of new technologies

14:00 - 15:00

16:0016:25

Trends in operational risk and how to mitigate specific risk types

14:00 - 15:00

16:2516:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks

13:00 - 14:00

10:5511:00

Chairperson’s opening remarks

13:00 - 14:00

11:0011:30

Analysing the risks within portfolios to increase confidence for investors

14:00 - 15:00

Krishan Dave

Head of investment risk

Northern Trust

Krishan is the Regional Head of Investment Risk and Analytical Services (IRAS) in Asia, a role he moved into in 2020. He joined the Northern Trust London IRAS team in 2014 as a Performance Analyst working with many distinguished and strategic clients. He subsequently moved into management and has overseen various teams within the division focusing on both the Asset Manager and Asset Owner client base. Krishan is currently based in Singapore.

Krishan and his team are currently responsible for all the clients based in Asia that subscribe to the IRAS services which includes Performance, Risk, Compliance Monitoring and ESG Analytics. Krishan is also responsible for evolving the service so that our clients are able to take full advantage of all the analytics capabilities on offer.

Prior to working at Northern Trust, Krishan worked at StatPro, where he specialised in Performance and Risk analytics.

Krishan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from King’s College London.

Sylvain Baude

Chief investment officer

Namara Wealth Advisors

Sylvain is Chief Investment Officer at Namara Wealth Advisors a Singapore based independent asset manager focusing on innovative investments solutions for Wealth-Manager and Hedge-Funds. Over the past 3 years he has focused his research and investment around alternative risk premia in financials and digital assets.

Sylvain spent 6 years at BNP Paribas Asset Management, as equity portfolio manager.  He subsequently joined a billion dollar Multi-family Office in Switzerland focusing on equity and convertible bonds.

Sylvain relocated in Singapore in 2010, to set-up a MFO where he was Partner and Chief Investment Officer until the merger of the company in 2020. During his 10 years as CIO he launched several thematic investment programs, some of which are still running today, Uranium Renaissance, Asian Credit.

Sylvain holds a CFA Certification, received a Finance Master’s Degree from Concordia University in Canada, and an MBA in International Finance from IAE France with honor.

Pierre-Julien Jandrain

Head of portfolio risk management

Eastspring Investment

Pierre-Julien (PJ) Jandrain is Head of Portfolio Risk Management, responsible for overseeing portfolio risk across all investment strategies.

PJ joined Eastspring in October 2022 to enhance the portfolio construction process by providing portfolio risk insights and guidance to the investment teams under the CIO umbrella.

PJ has 19 years of experience in the investment industry including 7 years at Pimco where he oversaw portfolio risk for the Asia Pacific region from 2015 to 2021. Prior to 2015, PJ held several investment risk and performance analytics roles at Invesco, Lombard Odier and Amundi based in London, Geneva and Paris.

PJ holds an MSc from ENIB Engineering School and an MBA from IAE Paris Sorbonne Business School. PJ is a CFA charterholder.

Jeffrey Yap

Managing director, head of investments and wealth solutions, Southeast Asia

HSBC Global Private Banking and Wealth

Jeffrey heads the Investments and Wealth Solutions (IWS) teams for Southeast Asia at HSBC Global Private Banking and Wealth. In this role, he is responsible for the delivery of investments, products, platforms, wealth advisory and solutions for the whole wealth continuum of Global Private Banking and Wealth in Southeast Asia.

Jeffrey is a well-recognised investment professional in Asia with over 27 years of experience in global financial markets across multiple products and asset classes. He has built and managed investments, research, trading, product and advisory teams for global financial institutions including hedge funds, global markets, private banks and wealth management.

Jeffrey has a deep understanding of the trading, investments, products, technology platform and risk management of various asset classes. He is unique among financial professionals in Asia with his breadth of experience ranging from equities, fixed income, FX, commodities, credit, derivatives to alternatives investments. Furthermore, his strong business acumen, mentoring and leadership experiences have enabled him to build strong businesses and manage successful teams regionally.

Prior to joining HSBC, Jeffrey worked as Managing Director in PAG, one of Asia’s largest alternative investment firms and was responsible for the firm’s public fixed income investments. Prior to that, he was Chief Investment Officer of Ark One as well as Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Trading - Asia for Mizuho Securities.

11:3012:15

The greatest risks for portfolio managers in 2024
Merry-go-roundtables

14:00 - 15:00

12:1512:30

The greatest risks for portfolio managers in 2024
Roundtable insights

14:00 - 15:00

12:3012:35

Chairperson’s closing remarks

13:00 - 14:00

12:3513:35

Networking lunch

12:40 - 13:40

08:0009:00

Registration

08:00 - 08:55

09:0009:10

Chairperson’s opening remarks

13:00 - 14:00

09:1009:40

Utilisation of technology to adapt to the ever-evolving regulatory environment

14:00 - 15:00

09:4010:15

Creating a customised experience for customers powered by AI

14:00 - 15:00

10:1511:00

Networking break

11:50 - 12:05

11:0011:30

Keeping consistent standards for adaptation of new technologies

14:00 - 15:00

11:3012:00

The incorporation of AI into stress testing for a more comprehensive analytics

14:00 - 15:00

12:0012:25

Using AI for securities analytics

14:00 - 15:00

12:2513:35

Networking lunch

12:40 - 13:40

13:3514:05

The ease of receiving and sending reports with automation

14:00 - 15:00

14:0514:35

How should AI be governed within financial institutions?

14:00 - 15:00

Vijay Jairaj

Head, CFCC data management risk - responsible AI

Standard Chartered Bank

Sigrid Rouam

Chief data officer

EFG International

14:3514:55

Leveraging technology for operational ALM

16:00 - 17:00

14:5515:30

Networking break

11:00 - 11:30

15:3016:00

How has technology and data impacted private credit?

14:00 - 16:00

16:0016:25

General trends and predictions for the use of AI within Asia

14:00 - 15:00

16:2516:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks

13:00 - 14:00

13:3513:40

Chairperson’s opening remarks

13:00 - 14:00

13:4014:20

The difficulties of hedging in today’s commodities markets

14:00 - 15:00

14:2014:55

Opening access to carbon markets for Asia

14:00 - 15:00

14:5515:30

Networking break

11:50 - 12:05

15:3016:15

Which markets need greater access and availability for commidities traders?

14:00 - 15:00

16:1516:25

Which markets need greater access and availability for commidities traders?

14:00 - 15:00

16:2516:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks

13:00 - 14:00

13:3513:40

Chairperson’s opening remarks

13:00 - 14:00

13:4014:20

How to create a cohesive accessible ASEAN trading market?

13:00 - 14:00

14:2014:55

Collating data across ASEAN for risk management purposes

13:00 - 14:00

Trevor Laight

Chief risk officer

CIMB

Trevor is a Global Banking Executive with a successful track record for driving strategic & innovative risk and business strategies based on entrepreneurial and commercial decision making.

Has over 20 year’s experience, working at Top Tier Financial institutions such as HSBC, Standard Chartered, ANZ and Citibank. He has served as the Chief Risk Officer in Europe and Asia, Global Head Strategic Financial & Risk Management, Regional Head of Acquisition Risk Asia, Regional Executive Director Asia, and Head of Operational Risk Management Asia.

Trevor has also completed an EMBA at Kellogg-HKUST in Hong Kong / Chicago and various other Leadership programs across Asia including Leadership Program Ivey Business School at Western University. Graduate Diploma Applied Finance and Investment Securities Institute Australia, CPA Programme CPA Australian and Bachelor of Commerce. 

Interests include Travelling, environment and fitness. 

14:5515:30

Networking break

11:50 - 12:05

15:3016:15

What needs to be done to see the collective growth of ASEAN markets?
Merry-go-roundtables

14:00 - 15:00

16:1516:25

What needs to be done to see the collective growth of ASEAN markets?
Roundtable insights

13:00 - 14:00

16:2516:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks

13:00 - 14:00