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
Peter Deans

Creator & Founder

52 Risks

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

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

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

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).

 

Sophie Marnhier-Foy

Director, Product Management – Margin & Risk

Adenza

Sophie Marnhier Foy is the Director of Product Management for Margin and Risk at Calypso Technology. In her role, she designs the Calypso margin solutions to meet the various regulatory margin and clearing requirements. Currently, she is working very closely with Calypso clients implementing ISDA-SIMM to ensure that their compliance with the Uncleared Margin Rules for September 2019 and 2020 will be successful.

Ms. Marnhier-Foy is also in charge of Calypso Risk solutions including the regulatory, CCP, and counterparty risk offerings. Prior to this role, she held the position of Principal Product Manager for Calypso Middle Office solutions.

Before joining Calypso, Ms. Marnhier-Foy worked for Calyon (now Crédit Agricole CIB) in New York and Paris, working on Risk Management and Front Office project management. Prior to Calyon, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in Paris as a Bank Auditor.

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?
Jing Gu

Head of Legal, Asia Pacific

ISDA

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

 

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

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 Byron

Senior Business Specialist

AMP Capital

Andrew Byron is the Senior Program Manager for regulatory strategic projects at AMP Capital where his current focus is on both Margin and Libor Transition. He has been in financial markets for more than 30 years, primarily in senior management roles on Fixed Income sales and trading desks across the Asia-Pac region. Andrew has worked previously for Macquarie Bank, Barclays and Citi in Australia, Singapore and Japan, where he traded and managed interest rate derivatives business lines.

Andrew is a member of the AFMA Committee and has a degree in Economics from the University of Melbourne.

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
Rodney Hoskinson

Director, Quant Analyst, Strategic Trading and Funding

ANZ Global Markets

Rodney is a director and XVA quantitative analyst in the global markets business of ANZ Banking Group, and is based in Singapore. He co-ordinates the team working on XVA development for the Group's in-house Sky trading and risk management platform. Rodney has presented on XVA (including machine learning), interest rate modelling and credit modelling topics for all major international quant and risk conferences and was recently co-author of "XVA Analysis From the Balance Sheet" published in Quantitative Finance (Vol 21, 2021 - Issue 1) . Prior to joining ANZ in 2017, Rodney worked with the XVA desk at National Australia Bank in Sydney and also has experience as a director in financial services consulting with PwC Australia. He holds a PhD in Finance from EDHEC Business School (Singapore) and is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute.

Sage Patel

Managing Director, Head of Pricing, Valuations and Reference Data – Asia Pacific

IHS MARKIT

Sage Patel has been with IHS Markit since 2011, starting with the legacy Markit entity. Prior to joining Markit, Sage was responsible for Pricing and Valuations at Fitch Solutions. He spent a portion of his career at tier-one investment banks, starting at Salomon Brothers then Citi Global Markets, Bank of America N.A and RBC Capital Markets across Fixed income Trading, Product Management and Product Development functions across London, New York and Toronto.

Over the last 9 years, Sage has been driving IHS Markit's expansion into the APAC Fixed Income markets, more recently expanding his responsibilities into IHS Markit's Derivatives business providing solutions addressing challenges and market reforms faced by our customers in today's ever-changing regulatory landscape.

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
Puay Tin Teo

Executive Director, Credit & Portfolio Management

Standard Chartered

Puay Tin has more than 20 years of experience in finance, and is an Executive Director of Credit and Portfolio Management at Standard Chartered. She acts as first line portfolio manager for the bank’s Corporate Commercial and Institutional Banking (CCIB) business, with a particular focus in liquidity management and distribution, including funds transfer pricing, collateral optimisation and securitisation. Previously, she held roles such as Head of Central Funding Desk at Financial Markets and Business Treasurer at Group Treasury, where she transformed funding approaches, mitigated trading book impacts on various capital and liquidity metrics and provided balance sheet optimisation advisory to front office teams. She has led adaptation and new initiatives in face of complex and rapid regulatory and market structure changes over the years, which involved setting up banking entities in Europe and Asia. Prior to Standard Chartered, she was at DBS and Singapore Ministry of Finance. She is a Chartered Accountant and is a graduate of Nanyang Technological University. 

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).

 

Vishal Kapoor

Executive Director, Head of Group Finance Audit and Risk Audit

DBS Bank

Vishal Kapoor has 23 years’ experience in strategic planning, risk management, and capital planning advisory. He is currently heading the audit teams for Risk and Finance in DBS at the Group level. He has spent time in auditing, banking and consulting. His projects include reviewing ICAAP/ liquidity risk for 3 consecutive years for a major Singapore-based bank, and reporting the results to the board and the regulator. He addressed stress testing issues at an enterprise-wide level, set risk governance for banks in China and Singapore, conducted programme reviews for Basel II and provided over 700 hours ICAAP/ Basel III/ liquidity training to senior management and the board of various banks. Previously, he held key positions with JP Morgan, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse.  He holds an MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business and is a Chartered Accountant.

12:3012:35

Corporate Perspective: Priorities and best strategies for corporate and sovereign credit risk management and modelling
Inspirational Talk

12:30 - 12:35

Estelito C. Biacora

Executive Director and Treasurer

Ayala Corporation

Estelito Biacora is Executive Director and Treasurer of Ayala Corporation.
 
Current role covers oversight on treasury and financial management including origination, capital markets and risk management, operations, and governance.  Mr. Biacora also holds the positions as Director of several Ayala Group companies including AYC Finance, and AYC Holdings; Treasurer of AC Infrastructure Holdings, ASIACOM Philippines, AC Ventures Holdings, Ayala Foundation, Azalea International Ventures Partners and Liontide Holdings.
 
Mr. Biacora earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, major in Finance and Masters in Business Administration, from De La Salle University (Philippines). 
 
He has extensive experience in asset management, private banking, investment banking and trading, credit markets, hedging advisory, governance, enterprise risk management and compliance.  Prior to his current role, Mr. Biacora served as Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Senior Vice President for Global Markets, and Head of Private Banking, at Bank of the Philippine Islands.
 
Over 30 years of work experience; Mr. Biacora has been with the Ayala Group for 20 continuous years.

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? 
Blake Evans-Pritchard

Bureau chief, Asia

Risk.net

Blake Evans-Pritchard is bureau chief, Asia, for Risk.net, based in Hong Kong.

Before taking on his current role, he spent five years covering regulatory issues across Asia for Risk.net, including implementation of Basel III and other international standards in regional jurisdictions.

Previously, Blake spent five years in Brussels writing about the European Union’s financial services sector and competition policy, and a number of years as Africa editor for a news service covering post-conflict restitution around the world.

During his 16-year journalistic career, he has also reported from Sudan, Italy, the Netherlands, Ghana and Portugal.

Blake holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Aston in Birmingham.

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.

Michael Tang

Head, Listing Policy & Product Admission

SGX Regco

Mr Michael Tang is the head of Listing Policy & Product Admission at Singapore Exchange (SGX). He oversees listing policy and rules development, as well as the listing admission of non-equity products, including debt securities, structured products and exchange-traded funds.

Since joining SGX in 2008, Mr Tang has worked in various functions within the Regulation unit and as legal counsel.

Mr Tang holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to the Singapore bar.

10:0510:30

TCFD Reporting: Getting Ahead of the Curve for Disclosure
Presentation

10:50 - 11:10

  • TCFD reporting regulatory requirements and the advantages of being a part of TCFD
  • How to set a right carbon footprint baseline and management target
  • How to quantify the different climate risk scenarios
  • How do I engage stakeholders to integrate TCFD Analysis into Business strategy
Prerna Divecha

Director, Product Specialist Team, Credit Risk Solutions

S&P Global Market Intelligence

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

Vivian Zheng

ESG Specialist & Senior Business Development Manager, APAC

S&P Global Sustainable1

Vivian is the Senior Business Development and ESG Specialist APAC at S&P Global Sustainable1. She has advised clients from various industries on ESG Risk management and Sustainability in ASEAN and Greater China, including sustainability governance, ESG screening, benchmark analysis, materiality assessment, climate risk scenarios analysis, development of framework KPIs & target and reports. Previously Vivian worked at KPMG to support Public listed Companies to be compliant with regulatory requirements. Vivian has conducted whole sustainability reporting process for many first-year reporters in Singapore, to improve transparency and corporate governance.

Vivian holds a Master's degree from National University of Singapore.

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.

Peader Duffy

Global ESG Practice Lead

Archer Integrated Risk Management

Peader Duffy is Archer’s Global ESG Practice Lead, and is responsible for leveraging his thought leadership in the organizational risk and governance domains to provide strategic direction and collaboration across Archer’s internal and external partners in the design and development of Archer’s ESG solutions. He currently represents Ireland on the ISO technical committees for Risk Management (TC 262) and the Governance of Organisations (TC 309) where he is involved in the development and revision of various guidelines, reports and technical specifications.

Most recently Mr. Duffy had been involved with other international experts in the development of the first global governance guideline which emphasizes organizational purpose and other ESG-sustainability principles underpinning performance and long-term viability. Mr. Duffy began his 25-year career in risk management spanning multiple industry sectors in Ireland, the US and Middle East following 15 years in the Irish military.

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.

11:1011:45

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  
Paul Dobbs

Bank stress testing and scenario analysis - Climate, Market and Financial Risk Analytics

Suncorp Group

Paul is a risk and regulatory specialist and have worked in banking/ capital markets, risk & regulatory technology and risk consultancy for more than 20 years. He helps to deliver quality risk and regulatory consultancy across the domains of  data, governance, scenarios analysis/ stress testing and risk/regulatory reporting, right through to the application of digital technology. He covers the domain of climate change risk (including TCDF disclosures and sustainable financing) extensively, where he has also been training/consulting global organisations around the enhancements of banks risk and reporting frameworks. He has worked with both large and small financial institutions globally with the objective of addressing the combined challenges of climate change risks and regulations but also their opportunities.

He has a Honours in Business Administration and a MSc in Quantitative Finance and he is currently completing his GARP Sustainability and Climate Risk certification.

He is in the process of joining the board of a ESG data provider and has also been asked to help design the syllabus for a leading industry banking body.

Andre Kasmara

Head of FTSE Russell Index & Analytics (Yield Book) Sales, South East Asia

London Stock Exchange Group

Coming from Fixed Income background in majority of his career, Andre has overseen integration of ESG and climate risk measures into Fixed Income portfolio, not only for corporate bonds but also applicable for sovereign bonds. In his current role, he works with investment managers and asset owners in South East Asia to provide them with investment benchmarks and risk analysis solution, where he sees sustainable investment and climate risk are becoming integral part of the solution.  Andre is a CFA charterholder, received his engineering degree from Institut Teknologi Bandung and Master degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology.  He joined FTSE Russell in 2017, after nearly 15 years of career with Citigroup Global Markets in Japan and Singapore.

Frankie Phua

Managing Director, Head of Group Risk Management

UOB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

11:4512:15

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.

Michael Cheung

Managing Director, Head, Credit & Portfolio Management, GCNA

Standard Chartered Bank

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.

Cici Lu

Senior PM, Managing Partner (Apollo Capital Portfolios)

Pilgrim Partners Asia

Prior to joining the crypto asset management industry, Cici had over 10 years of institutional banking career, specifically in Investment Banking, FI & FX trading across 4 continents.

Cici has been following blockchain technology since 2018 combined with her ESG knowledge from the recent assignment at BNP Paribas in 2021, she has a unique perspective on crypto assets as tools to enable UN Sustainable Development Goals.

She is also an ardent advocate for Blockchain applications in philanthropic management at the Association of Family Office in Asia.

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.

14:0014:10

Trends in Institutional Trading and Products

00:00 - 00:01

Charles Firth

Managing Director

Credit Suisse

 

 

14:1014:50

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 
James Cheo

Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia for Global Private Banking and Wealth

HSBC

James Cheo is Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia for Global Private Banking and Wealth at HSBC. Mr. Cheo is a member of the Global Investment Committee for Private Banking and Wealth Management and also a member of the Regional Investment Committee in Asia. In his role, he spearheads the development of investment strategies across all asset classes for private banking and wealth management clients in Southeast Asia. Prior to re-joining HSBC Private Banking, James was Senior Investment Strategist at Bank of Singapore, where he was responsible for asset allocation and thematic research. Before that, James assumed Investment Strategist roles at Barclays Wealth Asia. From 2004 to 2009, James served as Senior Economist at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, where he was part of the team that formulated policy actions for Singapore during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. With his knowledge and wealth of experience, his investment views are frequently sought after. He has established a strong media profile, with appearances on notable financial media including Bloomberg, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Channel 8 Mandarin News; and printed publications such as the Financial Times, Straits Times, Business Times. James graduated with First Class Honours in Finance from Nanyang Technological University. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst charter in 2007.

John Cummins

Chief Investment Officer

SocietyOne

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

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

 

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.

14:5015:20

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

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.

15:2015:40

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.

15:4016:20

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?
Vasyl Nair

Group Chief Executive Officer

Mine Superannuation Fund

Mine Superannuation Fund (Mine Super) is a profit to members, public offer super fund dedicated to serving the retirement needs of all Australians. Its enduring purpose is to deliver an exceptional retirement for members which achieves peace of mind along the way. Mine Super employs 200 staff and manages over $12.5 billion in funds for approximately 55,000 members. In addition to superannuation and pension products, Mine Super offers its members insurance and access to financial advice.


Vasyl Nair is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Mine Super (prior to this, Vasyl was employed with Mine Super in the roles of Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Strategy Officer). Vasyl has a background in law and corporate finance, having also held roles across operations, strategy, marketing and risk related functions at some of Australia’s largest financial services institutions (including Westpac Banking Corporation and the Commonwealth Bank). Vasyl holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hon), Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and an Executive Master of Business Administration. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW as a solicitor, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has achieved a Certificate of Business Excellence from the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley. He is also a director of Recreo Financial, an Australian financial technology company, specialising in superannuation and investment administration.

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.

09:0009:40

COO Panel: How will Banks navigate the Post Pandemic Global Markets?

00:00 - 00:01

  • Work from Home & Trading: How did you manage surveillance?
  • What role has technology played in helping your business during COVID-19 period? 
  • What opportunities are banks looking at? 
  • What are the key risks you are seeing post pandemic? 
Sam Ahmed

Managing Director & COO: Treasury & Markets

DBS Bank

David Sharratt

China chief operating officer

Commerzbank AG

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

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

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

Jakub Zalio

Chief Operating Officer

Übank

Jakub Zalio has more than 20 years’ experience in Banking and Consumer Finance. He is currently Chief Operations Officer in UBank - the first fully digital bank in Vietnam. Before he joined UBank, he was a Project director for APAC in Codix - a unique software solution for Consumer Finance, Debt Collections, Supply chain finance and Commercial finance. Between 2016 - 2019 he was Country Manager at APS Vietnam, a distressed debt servicer and advisor. Between 2000 and 2016 he worked in different Risk management and Operations roles on local and global level in Europe and Asia for GE Capital, Home Credit, KBC Bank and Techcombank.

09:4010:10

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.

Michel Feijen

Managing Director, South East Asia & Hong Kong

MetricStream

Michel has been living and working in Asia in multiple countries for more than 25 years, and has held multiple senior technology roles with a focus on South East Asia and China. Currently Michel leads MetricStream (a global leader in GRC and Integrated Risk Management solutions) for South East Asia and Hong Kong.

Prior to MetricStream, Michel held senior roles at DXC Technology, HP, Accenture and Siemens, focusing on digital transformation for large ASEAN clients in various industry sectors to unlock new business value through digital initiatives using cloud, analytics, security, devsecops and many other technologies.

Michel holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

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.

10:1010:40

How are Financial Crimes Evolving and New Requirements for Firms to Tackle?
Panel Discussion

11:00 - 11:30

  • What are some of the new digital financial crime typologies have you seen emerging? 
  • What is the importance of data intelligence in reporting and preventing such crimes? 
  • How are FIs using new technology to combat these elements? 
  • What are some of the new skills required by compliance analysts in this new frontier? 
  • What are the insights to enforcement agencies’ response to new threats 
Chua Choon Hong

Head of Financial Crime Practice Group, APAC & Middle East

Moody’s Analytics

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.

Rashmi Dubier

Managing Director, APAC Head of AML

MUFG Bank

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.

10:4011:20

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.

11:0511:35

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 
James Fong

Risk and Security Solutions – Asia

ServiceNow

James leads the ServiceNow Integrated Risk Management and Security Operations business across Asia driving the integrated risk and security management agenda through innovation and solution-based technical advisory.

As a Solution Leader, he provides leadership and coaching abilities for the team to attain set goals and targeted development to drive net new logos and drive incremental business across identified market segments and industries. This requires strong management capability across a wide geography and regional markets spanning different timezones, language, culture and risk management maturity. He also engages senior levels of organisations (Directors & C-suite levels) as well as front-line technologists to drive technology adoption and reference sites for ServiceNow across the governance, risk and compliance space.

He brings with him a wealth of experience having been instrumental in implementing comprehensive governance, risk management, compliance & assurance frameworks for top corporations throughout the region for close to 20 years. He has worked with Boards of Directors in addressing corporate-wide issues relating to governance, risk and compliance and advised them on linking risk management and business objectives.

James is also experienced in devising and establishing future risk, compliance and continuity strategies; and in particular, conducting risk-based management and operational auditing for publicly listed companies. He has also been involved in the implementation of Business Continuity Management systems and is familiar with global standards and best practice in this area.

Prior to ServiceNow, he was driving the business of GRC solutioning for a leading global GRC & Security company, was the Southeast Asia Risk & Compliance Solution Lead for Protiviti Singapore, Executive Director of Consulting Services for a regional leading risk and audit management consulting and software firm, a Management Consultant / Auditor with a Big 4 consulting firm, and was a Project Manager with a multi-national group driving business and process improvement initiatives.

He is also a prominent and regular speaker at local and international thought leadership forums and conferences on risk management, governance, assurance and internal controls.

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.
 

11:3511:55

The New Normal will need Integrated Risk Management

00:00 - 00:01

  • Rapid digitisation has changed how we work together
  • Connecting, communicating, and commerce is mostly digital
  • The new normal is a more integrated world than before
  • Integrated Risk Management is needed to match this new reality 
Robinson Roe

Managing Director

OneTrust

Rob is the Managing Director of OneTrust for Asia Pacific, Japan. OneTrust is the global leader in privacy, security, and governance software. In 2020 OneTrust was named the Inc 500 fastest growing private USA company at 48,000% over 3 years.

His career spans working and managing teams around the globe; Asia Pacific, North America, West and Central Europe. This includes previous roles at AirWatch(Australia) Telstra(Australia), Gartner(USA), IBM(Asia Pacific, USA, Australia) and Vickers Ruwolt.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Master of Management (Strategic Foresight), CIPP/E & CIPM certifications and is a qualified Fitter & Turner.

11:5512:25

Sound Practices to Strengthen Operational Resilience

00:00 - 00:01

  • Defining top-down strategic objectives and associated risks 
  • Integrating assurance activities with consistent risk and control frameworks 
  • Designing and automating the right KRI’s for op risk monitoring 
  • Creating engaging and impactful executive reporting to get your message across 

12:2512:55

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.

14:0014:30

Futures Spotlight

00:00 - 00:01

14:3015:00

How automation can improve your trading strategies and best execution

00:00 - 00:01

15:0015:30

The Role of Technology and Data in Return Optimisation
Technology Spotlight

15:30 - 15:40

  • Has there been a discrepancy between new data and models to years prior?
  • Transforming the business with technology that enhances operations
  • What have been the new developments in using data to reduce the cost of hedging
  • What is the end goal of technology and the benefit for fund managers?

15:3016:00

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 
Peter Deans

Creator & Founder

52 Risks

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

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

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

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.

16:0016:30

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.

16:3017:00

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 
Mitul Kotecha

Chief EM Asia and Europe Strategist

TD Securities

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

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

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

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

 

Charles Han

Director of FX

BMO Capital Markets

Charles is currently a Director at BMO Capital Markets within FICC Sales and Trading, and has had an extensive international career in finance having worked in HK, Singapore, NY and London spanning over 20 years within sales and trading in FX and Rates markets advising and covering the largest global asset managers, macro hedge funds, Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds. A life long learner, he’s recently completed a MSc. in Fin Tech at HKUST – a highly ranked school according to the FT and completed his Bachelor of Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Industrial Management and Economics.   

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.

09:0009:40

Overview of Trading in Asia: New challenges and trends

00:00 - 00:01

  • How has the IBOR Transition impact day-to-day trading?
  • The newest trends in products and offerings 
  • What are the risks involved with daily trading and what to watch out for? 
  • What will 2022 hold within the derivatives market? 
Keeve Tan

Head, Futures & FX

OCBC Securities

Keeve has been with OCBC since 2018 and is currently the Head of Futures, FX & CFD for OCBC Securities. He looks after more than 30 people over the three business lines, where he oversees the growth and development of the cleared Futures, OTC FX and Contract for Differences (CFD) businesses.

Prior to joining OCBC, he was most recently 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 and graduated with an MBA on the Dean's List from the Singapore Management University. He has also completed his Executive Education at INSEAD.

John Luk

Head of FX Linear & Emerging Markets Trading, Hong Kong

Credit Agricole CIB

John Luk is Head of FX Linear & Emerging Markets Trading for Credit Agricole CIB Hong Kong. He is responsible for the banks’ EM Asia FX & Rates franchise and G10 FX franchise in Hong Kong.

Mr. Luk has spent the past 14 years trading Asia FX and Rates products in CACIB. Prior to this, he was an Asia FX trader in Standard Chartered Bank.

Mr. Luk holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from the University of Hong Kong and Masters of Science in Investment Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Jacky Man Fung Tai

Global Head of Trading

DBS Bank

Salim Zaman

General Manager, Head Sales and Trading, Apac and East Asia, Global Treasury

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

09:4010:30

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

Head of Fixed Income Sales US & Asia

Eurex

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

Jason Michael Warner

Strategic Account Director

LCH

Jason Warner is a Strategic Account Director at LCH, based in Singapore.  As the first employee for LCH in Singapore, Jason’s focus is on supporting clearing members and their clients based in  Singapore, China, Korea, India, and broader South East Asia. 

Prior to joining LCH, Jason spent his professional career in roles at UBS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch with a focus on derivatives and clearing. His career has included being qualified as an SGX Trading & Registered Representative and he is certified as CAPM by the Project Management Institute. Jason also holds qualifications from B9Labs and R3 where he pursued his interest in Blockchain technology.  He graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration from Roanoke College in the USA. 

Beyond his professional interests, Jason is an avid golfer and is interested in most popular global sports.  Jason enjoys travelling and has lived in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, and Singapore during his career.

Brett Reeves

Executive Director

Standard Chartered Bank

With over 15 years of derivatives background, Brett joined Standard Chartered in 2013, to assist in the build out of the banks’ Prime Services business which provides financial institutions and corporate clients with access to Interest Rate, Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Prime Brokerage and central clearing facilities. SCB Prime Services assists client to optimise their derivatives exposures, delivering efficient margining and assisting them to understand and comply with the new regulatory environment. Prior to joining the Standard Chartered, Brett occupied similar roles at both Commerzbank and Citigroup where he was based in Europe.

Louis Rosato

Director – Investment Operations, Global Business Strategy and Relationship Management

BlackRock

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.

10:3011:00

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?
John Feeney

Partner

Martialis Consulting

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

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

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

Mike Duncan

Investment Solutions

AIA

Mike has over 20 years of experience in financial markets across structuring, trading, portfolio management and risk management in Asia and Europe.

He is currently a member of Derivative Specialist in AIA’s Derivatives Centre of Excellence, expanding their derivatives capabilities, including UMR, collateral optimisation and transformation, clearing, compression, systems, counterparties, and new instruments.

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

Before this, Mike held senior roles at Audley Capital Advisors, Bluecrest Capital, RBS and WestLB.

Mike has an MBA and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago.

 

 

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.

Hiroshi Tanase

Executive Director

IHS Markit

Hiroshi Tanase is a senior product manager within the Pricing, Valuation and Reference Data (PVR) business unit responsible for the derivatives valuations business. He leads the development and delivery of solutions relating to OTC derivatives including strategic solutions such as IHS Markit's Initial Margin Calculation service, which helps firms achieve compliance with Uncleared Margin Rule (UMR). He speaks extensively with clients globally and various other industry experts on issues relating to derivatives.

Prior to joining IHS Markit Mr Tanase held front-office roles at Credit Suisse in New York and London for over a decade, including Exotic Interest Rate Derivatives Trading and Head of Inflation Derivatives Trading for Europe. Mr Tanase holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Tokyo.

11:0011:30

The Market Boom of Crypto Derivatives

00:00 - 00:01

  • The market overview and sentiment of crypto derivatives 
  • Institutional investors buy-in to crypto derivatives 
  • Where are crypto derivatives going and is it too late to participate? 
Max Martirani

Portfolio Manager

Infini Capital

Simon Nursey

Head of Derivatives

QCP Capital

11:3012:00

Betting on Climate Change: The way to invest in the future

00:00 - 00:01

  • The incentive to invest into climate and carbon derivatives 
  • Protecting the integrity of the climate derivatives market 
  • How does the carbon derivatives market trade and function? 
  • Is it sustainable to invest in sustainability? 
Grant Burns

Head of Trading

Galaxy Energy & Resources

Atilla Widnell

Managing Director

Navigate Commodities

12:0012:30

Corporate Treasurers Perspective: Participation in the derivatives market

00:00 - 00:01

  • What are the factors that would help contribute to greater participation of corporates? 
  • New insights to use derivatives to hedge risks 
  • Innovative investment strategies to generate income 
  • How to become strategic versus being operational? 
Axel Hauke

Treasury Manager – Trader

Agrocorp International

"Financial professional with 10 years of Treasury and Risk management experience in Asia Pacific. Specialized in managing Financial Markets exposures of soft-commodity traders. Now focused on managing Agrocorp’s foreign exchange exposure."

12:3013:00

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

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.

Vaibhav Thirani

Regional Head of Model Risk Governance, Asia-Pacific

HSBC

10:0010:25

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
Jerome Mornet

Head of Global Risk Analytics Asia Pacific

HSBC

Jerome Mornet is Regional Head of Global Risk Analytics, Asia Pacific (GRA ASP) in HSBC’s Risk Department in Hong Kong. Mr Mornet is responsible for the credit risk models covering Wholesale portfolios for regulatory capital, stress testing and IFRS9, Market and Counterparty Credit Risk models, Financial Crime Risk models for HSBC Asia Pacific.

Prior to his current role in HSBC, Mr Mornet was responsible for the Credit Risk models for ANZ Group and also worked for various large international companies including , ING and Accenture. Mr Mornet holds a master of computer science and a master of business administration.

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).

10:2510:55

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.

Lei Liu

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.

10:5511:25

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.

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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.