ETF lunch briefing

ETF lunch briefing

Lunch briefing: 

Overview of trends within ETF & indexing markets


September 28, 2023 | 12:35PM - 2:15PM SGT | Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Hosted by Invesco and Asia Risk



Hosted by Invesco and Asia Risk, this lunch briefing will take place during Asia Risk Congress to discuss the latest ETF market trends and investment strategies. Join us for a sit down lunch, network with your peers, and learn from the leaders in ETF investing.




13:00 - 14:00


Introduction from Asia Risk

13:00 - 14:00


2023 through an ETF lens

13:00 - 14:00

Kunhee Park

ETF capital markets specialist, Asia Pacific


Kunhee Park joined Invesco in June 2022 as an ETF Capital Markets Specialist, covering the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining the firm, he held various roles at HSBC Asset Management where most recently he was a member of the ETF & Indexing Sales team in both London and Hong Kong. During his time at HSBC, Mr. Park helped drive the expansion of HSBC’s ETF Platform across Europe and Asia, specifically focusing on institutional investors. Mr. Park was also part of the institutional client strategy group at HSBC where he positioned equity, fixed income and multi-asset funds, working closely with Portfolio Managers and Product Specialists in product line assessment and development, competitive analysis, product positioning, and dissemination of product information.

Mr. Park holds a Bachelor in Management (BSc) from the London School of Economics (LSE).


Overview of trends within ETF & indexing markets

13:00 - 14:00

  • How can ETF & indexing products offset risks in the current market environment?
  • What are the trends developing around ETF & indexing products in 2023?
  • Have due diligence processes evolved for the better?
  • Which ETFs do you think will see the most flow in H2 2023?
Martin Chong

Executive director

Duality Management Pte. Ltd.

Martin currently holds the position of Executive Director at Duality Management Pte Ltd, a single-family office based in Singapore. Prior to this, he played a pivotal role as the Director of Business Portfolio Management at Phillip Capital Management Ltd, partnering with the leadership team to foster business development and solidify institutional relationships. During his tenure there, he played a key role in the launch of 6 ETFs in Singapore.

Martin's professional foray into the financial world began in 1998 with Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) in Malaysia. Subsequently, he transitioned to a prominent UK-based fund management company, taking up responsibilities as a Senior Vice President in charge of Far East business expansion. Martin's depth of experience includes sales team leadership across asset management, agency growth, fund platforms, and digital fund avenues. He holds a Bsc. Agri-business (Hons) from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Boasting over a quarter-century in the financial realm, Martin's insights into the Asian and ASEAN Fund Management Industry are profound.

Nirman Chhabra

Portfolio manager

Abiman Asset Management

Nirman is in-charge of financial portfolio management at Abiman Asset Management, a single family office located in Singapore. His responsibilities include asset allocation, security selection and risk management. He invests into single bonds, equities and commodities in a multi-asset context. His work is influenced by factor based investing and systematic approach to asset allocation and risk management. Prior to Abiman, he worked at Taurus Family office, a multi-family office. At Taurus, he advised and managed portfolios for high net-worth families in a multi-asset context. He also successfully managed an Emerging market credit fund which ranked in top 1% globally in terms of performance, among emerging market credit funds. Prior to Taurus, Nirman worked for Citi wealth management, within the fixed income department, advising clients on their fixed income investments. Nirman has graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (Masters in Business) and University of Mumbai (Computer Sc. Engineering).

Christopher Crea

Associate director, ETFs & indexed strategies, APAC


Chris is responsible for promoting the global Invesco ETF range to clients across Asia-Pacific. Chris previously worked for BlackRock as part of the APAC Portfolio Consulting team where he would construct multi-asset portfolios using a risk lens to meet client investment outcomes, predominantly using ETFs. Prior to this, Chris was part of the iShares ETF and Indexing product team based in Australia where he would develop and launch new, and maintain existing, ETFs. Chris holds a B.Sc. in Physics and a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics, both from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Gareth Nicholson

Chief investment officer and head of discretionary portfolio management (DPM), international wealth management


Gareth Nicholson joined Nomura in July 2021 as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management for International Wealth Management. He is based in Singapore.

Gareth works closely with Nomura’s Global Markets and Investment Banking businesses to expand the firm’s product offerings and spearhead a streamlined, solutions-driven coverage effort for high-net-worth clients, external asset managers and family offices. With a strong institutional investment background, he creates and manages DPM strategies for fixed income, equity and multi-asset portfolios, while providing risk management support.

Gareth has over 16 years of experience in financial markets. Prior to Nomura, he was Head of Fixed Income DPM at Bank of Singapore, where he was also a member of its investment committee. Before that, he was with Aberdeen Standard Investments for almost 10 years as a fixed income trader and an Asian credit portfolio manager. He began working in finance in 2004 as a derivatives specialist with Deutsche Asset Management after an early career as a mathematics teacher.

Gareth holds a BSc in Financial Mathematics from the University of Johannesburg. He was born and raised in East London, South Africa.


Concluding remarks from Asia Risk

13:00 - 14:00


Networking time

13:00 - 14:00

  • How can ETF & indexing products offset risks in the current market environment?
  • What are the trends developing around ETF & indexing products in 2023?
  • Have due diligence processes evolved for the better?
  • Which ETFs do you think will see the most flow in H2 2023?
Who should attend?

Senior investment professionals from buy-side institutions. Job titles may include but are not limited to:

  • Chief investment officer
  • Head of investment
  • Portfolio manager
  • Fund manager
  • Asset allocator

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