Awards Announcement Series

Awards Announcement Series

Celebrating the history of Asia Risk

Asia Risk will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a series of webinars on the week of September 7th 2020, featuring insights from some of our most prolific contributors and a look at the next 25 years of risk management, regulation and portfolio optimisation. View the agenda below and register for free today. 

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Asia Risk 25th Anniversary Week

Investment

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Welcome message

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25th Anniversary panel discussion
Major trends in investment in the past 10 years

10:05 - 10:35

Blake Evans-Pritchard | Moderator

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.

Chi Kit Chai

Head of Capital Markets and Chief Investment Officer

Ping An Asset Management (Hong Kong)

Mr. Chi Kit Chai has more than two decades of investment experience. He joined Ping An Asset Management (Hong Kong) as the Head of Capital Markets and CIO in 2017. He is in charge of all capital market investments including equities, fixed income, ETFs, quantitative/AI solutions, hedge funds and multi-asset strategies. Mr. Chai is also a member of the Executive Committee for Ping An Overseas Holdings, the global investment arm of Ping An Group.


Prior to joining Ping An, Mr. Chai worked for Teacher Retirement System of Texas, a large US pension fund with US$150 billion under management, for 21 years. He was the senior managing director and head of Internal Public Markets there. He also led a team of portfolio managers and analysts managing the US$23 billion Global Best Ideas Flagship fund. Chai was also on the Management Committee and Investment Committee which approved all investments in private equity, real estate, hedge funds, external managers, co-investments and direct investments.


Mr. Chai matriculated in the economics Ph.D program at the University of Texas at Austin. He wrote his graduate thesis under the late Dr. Walt W. Rostow, National Security Advisor to President Johnson. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Virginia Tech, a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University as a Dean’s Scholar and a Master of Arts in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Chai is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Benjamin Deng

Group Chief Investment Officer

China Pacific Insurance (Group) Ltd

Mr. Benjamin Deng is Group Chief Investment Officer of China Pacific Insurance (Group) Ltd. and Chief Investment Officer of China Pacific Insurance Hong Kong Ltd. He also serves as Director of the Board of two CPIC subsidiaries, CPIC Life and CPIC Asset Management. He is Vice Chairman of the Investment Research Committee and Vice Chairman of the Asset-Liability Management Committee of the Insurance Asset Management Association of China (IAMAC).

Before joining CPIC, Mr. Deng spent eighteen years with AIG in New York and later AIA in Hong Kong. His latest position at AIA Group was Head of Group Investment Solutions & Derivatives.  He was the main architect for AIA’s Strategic Asset Allocation, multi-asset investment strategies, ALM solutions, derivatives strategies, and investment quantitative analysis.  Before this position, he took various senior positions including AIA’s Head of Group Investment Derivatives & Analytics, AIA’s Head of Group Market Risk Management, and AIG’s Head of ERM Middle Office.

Mr. Deng is an Adjunct Professor at the Business School of City University of Hong Kong. He also taught Financial Risk Management at Baruch College of the City University of New York. He graduated from Baruch College with MBA in Finance and MS in Quantitative Method & Modelling, and the University of International Business & Economics (UIBE) with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business.

Jesse Liew

Chief Investment Officer, ASEAN Fixed Income

Principal Asset Management Berhad

Jessie brings along with him more than 17 years of fund management experience primarily in the fixed income and Sukuk capabilities. Prior to joining us, he was Executive Director and Head of Global Sukuk Investments in BNP Paribas Investment Partners Najman Sdn Bhd. Jesse holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration majoring in international Business from Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland.

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Winners announcement

10:35 - 10:40

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Winners’ interview
Innovation & forward-looking perspective: how you can reposition your investment strategies post-COVID-19

10:40 - 10:50

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Blue-sky exchange session
Audience submitting their thoughts/questions on the trends that are transforming investment, and panelists share their thoughts on that.

10:50 - 11:00

Market Infrastructure

10:0010:05

Welcome message

10:00 - 10:05

10:0510:35

LIBOR transition panel discussion
LIBOR transition panel discussion

10:05 - 10:35

Steve Coats | Moderator

Emcee and host

Asia Risk 25th Anniversary Week

Steve Coats is an instructional leader and presenter who is at his best when teaching, team building, facilitating meetings, and corporate training, in person and online.  Based in Hong Kong, Steve has worked internationally, collaborating with clients to shape, program, and bring events to life.  

Alexandre Bon

Head of Marketing & Strategy, APAC

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.

John Henson

LIBOR Transition Lead, CIB Regulatory & Risk Delivery

National Australia Bank

Over 25 years in Financial Services. John is the NAB Lead on Financial Benchmark Reforms and has been involved in leading this since October 2017.In this role John advises and works closely with Sponsor, impacted product and customer segment heads, risk, legal & project managers to ensure NAB meets the timelines and changes required to transition customers off LIBOR to alternative reference rates.

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.

Ravi joined CME Group in August 2015 and 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. Ravi also worked in various trading roles at Barclays Bank, across Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, and in operations and technology at Citibank, across Hong Kong and Mumbai.

Ravi holds a master's degree in chemical engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA in finance from the University of California, Berkeley.

Paul Wylie

Head of Risk, Asia-Pacific

LCH

Paul Wylie is Head of Risk, Asia Pacific for LCH Ltd.  In his role, he is responsible for overseeing the various LCH risk functions and benchmark reform for the APAC region.

Before joining LCH in March 2019, Paul headed Structured Products and managed fixed income portfolio mandates at Mason Stevens.  Prior to that, Paul held senior front office trading roles both in Australia and overseas, including running Strategic Trading, CVA Trading, and Credit Solutions for Lloyds bank PLC in London.

Paul holds degrees in Actuarial Studies and Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Australia.

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Winners announcement

10:35 - 10:40

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Winners' interview
How does our winner weather the storm of rates volatility and changing stress scenario?

10:40 - 10:50

10:5011:00

Fire-side chat
How are firms improving the stress testing and financial modelling under the new normal?

10:50 - 11:00

Technology

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Welcome message

10:00 - 10:05

10:0510:35

Panel discussion
In the age of remote working: rethinking the role of technology and future of workplace in the global pandemic context

10:05 - 10:35

Steve Coats | Moderator

Emcee and host

Asia Risk 25th Anniversary Week

Steve Coats is an instructional leader and presenter who is at his best when teaching, team building, facilitating meetings, and corporate training, in person and online.  Based in Hong Kong, Steve has worked internationally, collaborating with clients to shape, program, and bring events to life.  

David Ng

Chief Operating Officer

CSOP Asset Management

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

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

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

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

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.

Peter Wun

Chief Operating Officer, Global Markets APAC Greater China, Electronic Trading and Execution & Platform

UBS

Peter Wun is a COO within UBS Global Markets covering Greater China, Electronic Trading and Execution & Platform businesses across UBS's Asia-Pacific Equities franchise.  In this role, Peter is responsible for delivering the business's APAC strategy including Corporate Restructuring and Legal entity management, Business Development, Control and Regulatory Remediation, and Technology initiatives across the Global Markets product suite.  Peter is a Director of UBS Principal Capital Asia Ltd, UBS Securities (Thailand) Ltd and UBS Securities Philippines Inc.

Prior to this role, Peter was Senior Business Manager for UBS's APAC Financing Services business overseeing Prime Brokerage and Exchange Traded Derivatives, where he oversaw the acquisition and integration of a business in China, and was also previously a Director of UBS Securities Asia Limited and UBS Securities Hong Kong Limited.  Peter joined UBS in London in 2007 and previously worked at JP Morgan London and Deloitte Australia.

Peter has more than 15 years' experience in Banking and Finance across Australia, London and Hong Kong, and is a CFA Charterholder and a Qualified Chartered Accountant of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

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Winners announcement

10:35 - 10:40

10:4010:50

Winners’ interview
What makes you a pioneer this year? How would technology continue to shape the markets after storm?

10:40 - 10:50

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Executive interview
What our panel of judges think about the entries this year?

10:50 - 11:00

10:0010:05

Welcome message

10:00 - 10:05

10:0510:35

Debate desk
Developed vs. emerging economies: Responses to COVID-19 that are worth taking note of – are we getting more resilience after all?

10:05 - 10:35

Steve Coats | Moderator

Emcee and host

Asia Risk 25th Anniversary Week

Steve Coats is an instructional leader and presenter who is at his best when teaching, team building, facilitating meetings, and corporate training, in person and online.  Based in Hong Kong, Steve has worked internationally, collaborating with clients to shape, program, and bring events to life.  

Carlos Casanova

Economist, Asia Pacific Region

Coface

Carlos Casanova is Coface’s Asia Pacific Economist, based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for managing the group’s research on Asian economies and sectors, to provide insights to clients on the region’s economic and industrial outlooks.

His work has been published in a number of reputable peer-reviewed academic journals. He has also published in books on the Chinese economy. Carlos appears regularly in interviews with international media outlets such as Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Financial Times, South China Morning Post, Nikkei Asian Review and French newspaper Le Monde. 

Prior to joining Coface, Carlos worked as an Economist for the Spanish multinational banking group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) in Hong Kong, and the European Commission in Beijing.

Carlos holds an MA in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA Joint Honours from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He speaks Mandarin Chinese, English and Spanish fluently.

Louis Kuijs

Head of Asia Economics

Oxford Economics

As Head of Asia Economics, based in Hong Kong, Louis leads the firm’s macroeconomic research and forecasting for Asia, oversees the team of economists across the region and serves clients globally.

Before joining Oxford Economics in 2015, Louis held senior positions in both the public and private sectors, including at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC, the World Bank in Beijing and at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Hong Kong. While with the World Bank in Beijing, he led the well-regarded China Quarterly Update, headed the Bank’s mid-term review of China’s 11th Five Year Plan and led research on China’s saving and investment, rebalancing, and long-term growth and structural change.  

Mr. Kuijs is a well-known observer of the Chinese economy and contributes regularly to the international media

Qian Wang

MD, Chief Economist of Asia-Pacific, Global Head of Vanguard Capital Markets Model

Vanguard

Dr. Qian Wang is Managing Director, Chief Economist of Asia-Pacific and Global Head of VCMM (Vanguard Capital Markets Model) of Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, where she oversees Vanguard’s state-of-the-art VCMM market forecasts and simulation approaches. Prior to this, Dr. Wang served as the Director of Research in China Investment Corporation (CIC), and the Chief China Economist and Head of Greater China macro research in JP Morgan.

In her earlier career, Dr. Wang was an assistant professor in the business school of Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and conducted empirical research in the fields of Asia and Chinese economies, international capital markets and corporate finance. Her research has been published in top-tier academic journals.

Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Stanford University, an M.A. in Economics from Duke University and a B.A. in International Economics from Beijing University.

James White

Chief Investment Officer

Eminence Asset Management HK

10:3510:40

Winners announcement

10:35 - 10:40

10:4010:50

Winners’ interview
How does the winning bank position themselves to protect, serve and build resilience?

10:40 - 10:50

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Brainstorming zone
Forward-looking perspective: how should banks be prepared for the future?

10:50 - 11:00

Risk Management

10:0010:05

Welcome message

10:00 - 10:05

10:0510:35

Asia Risk and The futurist
Next in risk management: Lesson learnt from the crisis and what would be our next step to take?

10:05 - 10:35

Blake Evans-Pritchard | Moderator

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.

Minh Ngoc Duong

Chief Risk Officer

ERGO Insurance Pte

Duong Minh Ngoc is Chief Risk Officer of ERGO Insurance in Singapore, a subsidiary of ERGO Group, which is the primary insurance arm of Munich Re Group. With over 15 years in the insurance industry, Ngoc’s expertise is in investment management, asset-liability management and risk management. She previously worked for Allianz in its regional office in Singapore from 2001 to 2017. She was part of the team which set up Allianz Investment Management in Singapore in 2007 and managed Allianz’s insurance assets in Asia, steering Allianz’s investment portfolio in Asia safely through the financial crisis and improving its asset-liability management in an environment of low interest rates. Ngoc is Vietnamese, has a degree in Economics & Management from Oxford University and is a CFA charterholder.

Martin Kimmig

Chief Risk Officer

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Martin Kimmig, Chief Risk Officer, heads AIIB’s risk management. He joined the AIIB from The Rock Creek Group where he held the position of a Managing Director covering emerging market equities. Prior, he spent a 24-year career at the World Bank Group in particular the International Finance Corporation where he held leadership positions in both investment operations and risk management. Martin Kimmig holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Freiburg and a CFA designation.

Rajeev Bhatnagar

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

BNY Mellon

Rajeev Bhatnagar has been in International Banking for over 26 years with experience of managing teams in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and USA - making him uniquely experienced at working in challenging situations in diverse geographies and cultures. Rajeev has worked with Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) for over 5 years and prior to that with Citigroup for 21 years.

Rajeev has over 16 years of experience in risk management in CRO roles at country / regional / global levels. In his most recent role, Rajeev was the Chief Risk Officer International for CBA’s branches outside of Australia. Prior to that he has been Asia CRO for Citi’s Transaction Banking, Country Risk Manager for Citi’s operations in Egypt & Bangladesh and Risk Director for Citibank Handlowy Poland.  Rajeev has been a pioneer in developing product risk discipline and providing end to end risk oversight across risk categories.

Rajeev has broad based banking & risk management experience spanning Corporates & Financial Institutions, Business Banking and Retail Banking. He has managed teams across all risk categories including credit, operational risk, market risk and compliance.

Rajeev is an Engineer by background and holds an MBA from one of the leading business schools in India & Asia Pacific (IIM Ahmedabad).  He is currently based in Hong Kong.

10:3510:40

Winners announcement

10:35 - 10:40

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Winners’ interview
What is the winning initiative this year and the implications to financial firms?

10:40 - 10:50

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Tech within risk management
Transforming without technical debt: how should firms conduct structural shift and plan ahead for next big risk?

10:50 - 11:00