Agenda

Asia Risk Congress Virtual: 2022 Programme

Risk and banking regulations

 

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

Investment

 

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

Climate Risk

 

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

Derivatives

 

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

Non-Financial Risk

 

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

Asia Risk Congress 2022 | Full Agenda

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

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

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

OCTOBER 31 | VIRTUAL | RISK & BANKING REGULATIONS

09:0009:05

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 2022 | Day 1

09:00 - 09:05

09:0509:35

Keynote Session: World Bank Global Risk Landscape Update

09:10 - 09:40

Lakshmi Shyam-Sunder

Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

World Bank Group

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

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

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

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

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

09:3510:05

Basel Updates: Optimizing capital and improving operations

09:35 - 10:05

  • Where is APAC with Basel frameworks and what work needs to be done?
  • Assessing impact on capital using stress testing and scenario analysis
  • Accounting for different risk factors and effects on capital floor requirements
  • Updates on FRTB as a part of the Basel framework 
  • Where will Basel frameworks move towards with climate change considerations?
     
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.

10:0510:35

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

10:05 - 10:35

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

10:3511:05

Market Volatility and the Raging Risks in Unstable Market Conditions

10:35 - 11:05

  • The instability of markets with changing market sentiments
  • Are there new regulations needed around calculating market risks with extreme volatility?
  • How to adapt a prudent approach to the growing uncertainties of the markets and rising concerns about inflation?
  • What have we learned about the markets from COVID, Gamestop, Archegos, and the Russia-Ukraine war?

11:0511:35

Post-LIBOR Markets: Have the new rates provided the transparency they were made for?

11:05 - 11:35

  • Early observations from a year of new RFRs in Asia
  • What can we expect from the markets when the US Dollar LIBOR terminates?
  • Are the new RFRs providing the transparency that the market needs to avoid another financial crisis?
  • What are the adjustments needed to the RFRs? Are there potential shortcomings with day-to-day rates?

11:3512:05

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

11:35 - 12:05

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

14:0015:00

Roundtable: ASEAN

14:00 - 15:00

  • Climate Risk
  • Inflation
  • Insurance / Actuarial
  • Cyber risk

NOVEMBER 1 | VIRTUAL | INVESTMENT

09:0009:05

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 2022 | Day 2

09:00 - 09:05

09:0509:45

Central Banks’ Perspective: Economic Outlook 2022 & Monetary Policy

09:05 - 09:45

  • Lesson learnt from the market's turmoil: what is the shift in asset classes
  • A brief view on monetary policies and how do they impact APAC’s investment environment
  • Towards a multi-currency world: sentiments from central banks on DeFi

09:4510:20

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

09:45 - 10:20

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

Rana Bhattacharjee

Director and Senior Client Advisor

Alpha Quest Pte. Ltd.

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

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

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

10:2010:45

Quant-Based Models for Faster Investment Decisions

10:20 - 10:45

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

Chief Investment Officer

FIRST DEGREE GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

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

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

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

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.

10:4511:10

Sustainable Investments: New Priorities and Implications for Investors

10:45 - 11:10

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

Chief Executive Officer

HSBC Global Asset Management

11:1011:35

Spotlight: Trends in Sustainable ETFs

11:10 - 11:35

  • Managing ESG exposures: index versus active ETFs
  • Leveraging liquidity and tradability of ETFs
  • Opportunities and cost implications for trading overseas listed ETFs

11:3512:00

NFTs, Metaverse and DeFi: The Crypto Themes in 2022

11:35 - 12:00

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

12:0012:25

Alternative Investments and Hedging Strategies

12:00 - 12:25

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

Chief Investment Officer

PROFITZ

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

14:0015:00

Roundtable: HK/ GREATER CHINA

14:00 - 15:00

  • Investing in China bond
  • Collateral Management
  • Data regulations

NOVEMBER 2 | VIRTUAL | CLIMATE RISK

09:0009:05

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 2022 | Day 3

09:00 - 09:05

09:0509:35

Keynote Address: Global Efforts in Tackling Climate Risk

09:05 - 09:35

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

Deputy Governor, Financial Supervision Sector

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

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

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

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

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

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

09:3510:05

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

09:35 - 10:05

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

VP for Sustainability

BDO Unibank

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

Hirotaka Hideshima

Counselor

Norinchukin Bank

10:0510:30

Disclosure Spotlight: TCFD Reporting and Benchmark Industry Movements

10:05 - 10:30

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

Head of Legal APAC Regulatory Advisory

BNP Paribas

Regulatory expert and manager covering legal and regulatory developments impacting the banking activities, market activities and post trade activities.

Shinichi Yoshiya

Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC

Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities

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

10:3011:00

Quantifying ESG Risk: The Next Priority

10:30 - 11:00

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

Head of Sustainability

AEON CO. (M) BHD

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

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

11:0011:30

ESG Data: Bringing Clarity and Credibility to Models

11:00 - 11:30

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

Head of ESG

AIA Singapore

11:3012:00

ESG Due Diligence: Understanding Liabilities and Opportunities

11:30 - 12:00

  • Assessing the ESG megatrends and how those affect the bank/buyside firm and its business
  • Potential liabilities that can affect the cash flow
  • Benchmarking industry ESG policies and what are the opportunities there
Shinichi Yoshiya

Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC

Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities

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

12:0012:25

Establishing the ESG risk framework

12:00 - 12:25

  • Assessing risk appetite of the sustainability impact of the firm
  • How to define ESG risk ownership and what are the key considerations for the governance structures 
  • Key highlights of the ESG compliance and reporting: what is the focus for the next year 

14:0015:00

Roundtable: SOUTH KOREAN / JAPAN

14:00 - 15:00

  • ESG Risk
  • Pension Fund Asset Allocation
  • Post-LIBOR
  • Collateral and Clearing
  • Latest Trends in ETF

NOVEMBER 3 | VIRTUAL | DERIVATIVES

09:0009:05

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 2022 | Day 4

09:00 - 09:05

09:0509:40

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

09:05 - 09:40

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

09:4010:10

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

10:10 - 10:40

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

Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan and APAC

Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities

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

10:1010:40

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

10:40 - 11:05

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

10:4011:05

The Corporate Treasurers Strategy: Hedging risk and finding alpha

11:05 - 11:40

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

11:0511:30

Crypto Settlement: Clearing and settling digital assets

14:40 - 15:10

  • The similarities and differences between traditional and crypto clearing and settlement processes
  • Understanding the complexities of clearing and settling a digital asset and are there any potential risks
  • Developments within crypto settlement technology with the growing digital assets industry

NOVEMBER 4 | VIRTUAL | NON-FINANCIAL RISK

09:0009:05

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 2022 | Day 5

09:00 - 09:05

09:0509:35

How to mitigate risks during digital transformation?

09:05 - 09:35

  • Regulators’ roadmap on digitalisation adoption of RegTech – are banks ready?
  • How do financial institutions ensure they can provide non-stop services in this ‘new normal’?
  • How will we create a safe and measurable working environment for employees?
  • Understanding the supply and vendor chain from an IT & Data perspective?
  • Signs of money laundering using crypto, drawing from experience of digital banks
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.

Steven Low

Chief Risk Officer

Prince Bank

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

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

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

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

09:3509:55

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

09:35 - 09:55

  • Current state of play in APAC/ASEAN and emerging trends
  • The role of digitalization in fighting fraud and AML
  • Data, legacy systems and the challenges that banks face 
Anzar Mulyantoro

Head of AML CFT Department

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk

Educations: 
• Master of Management majoring in Financial Management from University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta with GPA 3.57 – Graduated 2007
• Economics Degree majoring in Accounting from Indonesia College of Economics – Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi ‘Indonesia’ - STEI, Jakarta with GPA 3.15 – Graduated February 2001
ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS :
• Executive Education at University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor-Michigan USA.
• International Advanced Certificate in Compliance and Financial Crime from International Compliance Training (ICT), Birmingham, UK – Certified.
• Certified in Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) from Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists-ACAMS, Miami, USA.
• Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorism Financing Conference organized by ACAMS
• AML & CFT Certification organized by Indonesian Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre – Central Bank of Indonesia – Communication Forum of Compliance Director
• Risk Management Cetification - Level 3
• Financial Crime and Compliance Training (Fraud Prevention and AML/CFT Compliance) organized by Bankers Association for Risk Management (BARa)
• Risk Management Certification from Indonesian Bankers Association

Work experiences: 
A. BANKING ORGANIZATION : PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk.
- Head of AML CFT (January 2017 – now)
- Head of Decentralized Compliance & Operational Risk (April – December 2016)
- AML CFT Team Leader (June 2014 – March 2016)
- Compliance Officer (June 2008 – May 2014)
- Accounting Staff (July 2002 – May 2008)

B. PUBLIC SPEAKER / TRAINER / LECTURER :
• Financial GRC Week – AML & Financial Crime Asia Summit 2019, Singapore, “Know Your Correspondent’s (KYC-C): De-Risking Correspondent Banking”
• Financial GRC Week – AML & Financial Crime Asia Summit 2018, Singapore “Establishing a Comprehensive Financial Crime Risk Framework across Client Onboarding and Surveillance”.

10:0010:40

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

10:00 - 10:40

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

10:4011:00

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

10:40 - 11:00

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

Head of Operational Risk

GoTyme Bank

Drive the overall Operational Risk Management strategy and lead the Operational Risk Management team in delivering an integrated approach to managing operational risk. Maintain fit for purpose risk governance and risk management policies to ensure regulatory requirements are met and best practices and relevant standards are applied to suit the evolving risk profile of the business.

Philip Woo

CRO

Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore

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

11:0011:30

The future of money, finance and the internet

11:00 - 11:30

  • Emerging risks from crypto-assets and the effect on global financial stability
  • Regulatory changes in crypto to mitigate risk of financial crimes
  • How innovative technology can help in the faster and more efficient way to scale AML compliance and fraud detection efforts
  • Best AML practices that financial institutions can adopt to be more resilient towards crypto related cases

11:3011:50

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

11:30 - 11:50

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

Head of Legal APAC Regulatory Advisory

BNP Paribas

Regulatory expert and manager covering legal and regulatory developments impacting the banking activities, market activities and post trade activities.

11:5012:30

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

11:50 - 12:30

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

Lanis Lam

Deputy Chief Risk Officer

WeLab

Lanis is the Deputy Chief Risk Officer and Head of Technology Risk at Welab Bank Limited. Prior to joining to the Bank, she was an experienced senior manager of the PwC's Risk Assurance Practice. She has more than 15 years of experience in relation to the technology risk management, FS regulatory compliance and business controls within the financial industry.

Philip Woo

CRO

Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore

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

NOVEMBER 22 | IN-PERSON | RISK & BANKING REGULATIONS

09:1009:35

Keynote Session: Asia Regulator Updates

09:10 - 09:35

09:3510:05

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

09:35 - 10:05

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

10:0510:35

Post-LIBOR Updates: Challenges and Opportunities

10:05 - 10:35

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

10:3511:05

Networking Break

15:50 - 16:20

11:0511:35

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

11:05 - 11:35

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

11:3512:05

XVA Update in Asia: The advancements of the trading desks

11:35 - 12:05

  • Regulatory updates for the XVA trading desk across Asia and its impact on day-to-day trading
  • CVA reduction efforts on the XVA trading desks
  • The developments of DVA, FVA, MVA across Asia and what are new developments within the XVA desks
  • Understanding the importance of XVA desks in calculating risk management for decision-making

NOVEMBER 22 | IN-PERSON | DERIVATIVES

14:0014:10

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 2022 | Day 1, PM | In-person

14:00 - 14:10

14:1014:40

Strategic Trading Positions for 2023: Takes for futures, forwards, swaps, and options?

14:10 - 14:40

  • What are futures and forwards positions that can lead to payout in 2023?
  • What are positions to swap out of to mitigate risks?
  • How can options be used in an especially volatile market to help hedge risks?

14:4015:10

Crypto Products: Will we see a shift and momentum in cryptos being traded?

09:40 - 10:10

  • Regulatory effects on the crypto markets in Asia
  • Updates on crypto offerings and how much liquidity and capital is there in the crypto markets?
  • How unstable are cryptos and what is its real use cases?
  • The prospect of cryptos and what will 2023 bring to the market?

15:1015:40

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

00:00 - 00:01

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

15:4016:10

Networking Break

11:00 - 11:30

16:1016:40

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

15:10 - 15:40

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

Managing Director, Legal & Regulations

Temasek

16:4017:10

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

00:00 - 00:01

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

NOVEMBER 23 | IN-PERSON | CLIMATE RISK

09:0009:10

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 2022 | Day 2 | In-person

09:00 - 09:10

09:1009:50

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

09:10 - 09:50

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

09:5010:20

Guidebook on TCFD Reporting

09:50 - 10:20

  • MAS regulations and industry efforts in applying the TCFD framework
  • How to quantify different climate risk scenarios?
  • How to communicate uncertainties in disclosure? What are some looming risk factors in the markets?

10:2010:50

Compliance Spotlight: Rethink ESG Due Diligence

10:20 - 10:50

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

Head of ESG

AIA Singapore

10:5011:20

Networking Break

11:00 - 11:30

11:2011:50

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

11:20 - 11:50

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

11:5012:20

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

11:50 - 12:20

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

NOVEMBER 23 | IN-PERSON | INVESTMENT

14:0014:10

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 2022 | Day 2, PM | In-person

09:00 - 09:10

14:1014:50

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

14:10 - 14:50

  • Equities 
  • Fixed Income 
  • Private Markets 
  • FX 
Rana Bhattacharjee

Director and Senior Client Advisor

Alpha Quest Pte. Ltd.

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

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

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

14:5015:20

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

14:50 - 15:20

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

Chief Executive Officer

HSBC Global Asset Management

15:2015:50

Active Investments: Flexibilities, Opportunities and Hedging Strategies

15:20 - 15:50

  • New priorities on alternative investments: real estate, private markets etc.
  • The hedging strategies: performance of commodities during markets volatility
  • How to map the exposures of risky assets
  • Trends in 2023: what are some new opportunities for asset managers

15:5016:20

Networking Break

11:00 - 11:30

16:2016:50

Opportunities in Crypto: What Institutional Investors Need to Know

16:20 - 16:50

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

Managing Director, Legal & Regulations

Temasek

16:5017:20

Diversification in Portfolio Strategy and Opportunities with Offshore Markets

16:50 - 17:20

  • Overview of different assets returns in high inflation environment
  • Opportunities in offshore markets
  • How technologies are driving more predictive insights
  • The rise of China bond markets: opportunities and uncertainties

NOVEMBER 24 | IN-PERSON | NON-FINANCIAL RISK

09:0009:10

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 2022 | Day 3 | In-person

09:00 - 09:10

09:1009:40

Regulatory Insights with MAS

09:10 - 09:40

  • Keynote address on highlights and focus for Singapore in 2023

09:4010:10

CTO/CISO panel: staying ahead of the cybersecurity threat

09:40 - 10:20

  • How to adapt to the changing role of the cybersecurity leader?
  • Using AI and ML to mitigate internal and external cyber risks
  • Best practices to prevent and mitigate the risks of phishing, identity fraud and business e-mail compromise
  • Forecasting cyber threats amongst FIs and possible preventive measures

10:1010:35

The future of a hybrid workforce for financial institutions

10:20 - 11:00

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

Banking Technology and Risk Management

The Association of Banks in Singapore

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

Jed Khoo

Head of Process and Conduct Risk

OCBC Bank

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

Philip Woo

CRO

Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore

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

10:3511:05

Networking Break

11:00 - 11:30

11:0511:20

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: the benefits and why it matters

11:30 - 12:00

  • Current state of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in financial institutions
  • Impact and importance of DEI in the industry
  • How leaders can encourage and embrace DEI in the organization
  • Creating an unbiased work environment while balancing a hybrid work arrangement

11:2011:50

Trends and Strategies to Address Money Laundering

11:20 - 11:50

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

11:5012:20

Transforming financial crime management in 2023 and beyond

12:00 - 12:40

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