Saeed Amen is the founder of Cuemacro. He is also the co-founder of the Thalesians. Over the past decade, Saeed Amen has developed systematic trading strategies at major investment banks including Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Independently, he is also a systematic FX trader, running a proprietary trading book trading liquid G10 FX, which has had a Sharpe ratio over 2 since 2013. He is also the author of Trading Thalesians: What the ancient world can teach us about trading today (Palgrave Macmillan). He now consults and publishes research for clients in the area of systematic trading and his clients include major quant funds and data companies such as RavenPack and TIM Group.
Parijat covers banks across Asia Pacific and is a specialist in our Markets sector. He has 9+ years of experience working with wholesale financial services institutions across APAC and the Middle East. Prior to joining Greenwich Associates, Parijat worked with Oliver Wyman in their Corporate and Institutional Banking practice, focusing on advising wholesale/Institutional businesses. Parijat has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad) and a Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Rajat Bhatia is the Founder & CEO of Neural Capital. He also serves as the Dean of the Indian Institute of Quantitative Finance and the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Invenzo Labs. After working with many top tier investment banks in a wide range of areas in the global markets, he became an entrepreneur in 2003.
Rajat started his career as an Interbank Foreign Exchange trader with Citibank and has been associated with the FX markets for nearly 30 years. He has also worked with Lehman Brothers, London in Global Derivative Products where he structured complex derivatives linked to FX, Fixed Income, Commodities and Credit. In London, he also worked for Citigroup's Alternative Investment Strategies group that managed several billion dollars that were invested in hedge funds and in CDOs.
He was instrumental in developing the Neural Trader - an Artificial Intelligence based trading strategy for the global financial markets that resulted in the creation of a new hedge fund in the USA. In September 2007, he published a paper in the Hedge Fund Journal, London titled "Financial Chernobyl or Manageable Risk - The brewing storm in sub-prime and CDO markets", which accurately predicted the onset of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis.
Tony began his career in July 1987 as a trainee foreign exchange dealer in the corporate treasury of Goodman Fielder, where he gained a solid grounding in spot, forwards, options, and technical analysis. Tony specialized in spot EMS currencies, until the advent of the Euro. After 24 years banking in Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, and New York, Tony formed Hunter Burton Capital with David Campbell, which invests only in liquid, free-floating, major currencies. The HBC Alpha Fund has been running since Jan 2013 and in July 2016 a second fund, the HBC Income Fund, was launched.
Catalin has vast experience in managing funds using proprietary and systematic models in intraday/high-frequency space and long-short market neutral. Having worked with numerous high profile institutions such as Millennium Partners, Morgan Stanley, and Barclays Global Investors, he is an expert at managing the investment process and managing the product development, risk, and strategy of the business.
Rohit Chaudhary has over 10 years of financial market experience across buy and sell side. Having started his career as an equity sales trader, he moved on to buy side trading equities and for the past 4 years been running proprietary capital in the FX space. He has recently joined DS Group in Singapore as an Investment Officer.
Jason is the founding partner at Garlic Capital Corporation, responsible for identifying and quantifying beta capture and alpha extraction opportunities among multi-asset classes.
Prior to Garlic Capital, he has served as a quantitative trader at ARC Asset Management Pte Ltd, supervising the fund's trading operations with over 9 years of trading experience in exchange traded derivative products. His areas of interest and specialization include enterprise cloud computing, corporate strategic management, options pricing mechanisms and algorithmic trading.
He has more than 13 years of business and project management experiences; as Chief Strategy Officer in a multinational logistics company, the CEO for a local start-up company providing e-commerce platform solutions and lead successful projects delivering solutions for the Singapore Prime Minister's Office, Civil Service College and the Ministry of Education. Jason holds a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Casino Management.
Guy Debelle commenced as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia on 18 September 2016. He is Deputy Chair of the Reserve Bank Board and Chair of the Reserve Bank's Risk Management Committee. Dr Debelle is also Chair of the Australian Foreign Exchange Committee and Chair of the BIS Foreign Exchange Working Group developing the Global Code of Conduct for the Foreign Exchange Market. Prior to his current role, Dr Debelle was the Assistant Governor (Financial Markets). In that role, he had oversight of the Bank's operations in the domestic and global financial markets, including the management of Australia's foreign reserves. He briefed the Reserve Bank Board on developments in financial markets at the monthly Board meetings. Dr Debelle also worked at the International Monetary Fund, Bank for International Settlements, Australian Treasury and as a visiting professor in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Alan delivers strategic thought leadership in financial markets, e-trading, analytic and real time systems. He combines extensive business experience with technical and systems knowledge to create and deliver innovative solutions. Alan has over 25 years’ experience in international financial markets, trading, business systems and associated technology. His considerable depth of knowledge covers FX, OTC derivatives, fixed Income, futures and equities. He is an expert in e-trading having led the strategy, sales, design, build and integration of several electronic trading platforms. Alan is the original inventor on 2 registered patents that relate to Bloomberg’s Global FX trading platform. Alan has strong leadership, team development and communication skills and thrives on delivering results in challenging environments.
Brett Elvish is the founder of Financial Viewpoint established in 2007 to provide business and operational management advice for multi-manager investors and their service providers. He has more than 30 years’ experience on investment management and consulting. He is the Advisor to some of Australia’s largest asset owners and asset managers over more than 20 years, Chairman of Investment Management Consultants Association Australia, Deputy Chairman, SFA Economics and Investment Policy Council and CFA charterholder, B.Com., MBA.
Chris has held various financial positions in South Africa since 1997 after having completed his articles at a small Audit and Accounting firm in Johannesburg. He has been involved in various companies in the financial sphere including Transport & Freight, Security and IT. He joined ABB in 2008 first as a SAP consultant for their ERP implementation, then as their Country Credit Manager and then finally as their first Country Treasurer looking after South Africa as well as Southern Africa with all their treasury concerns and establishing the first ABB treasury operation in Southern Africa. He has moved to Singapore with ABB to be there Country Treasurer looking after all Treasury functions for the business and assisting in the region. He holds a B Compt Honors degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa.
Founder and CEO of DXMarkets, a start-up company building blockchain-based products for the financial services industry in areas covering capital markets, investment, payments and digital identity. Having previously worked at a number of large global banks, Marcelo has wide-ranging experience in designing and building large-scale enterprise-grade systems with a focus on investment banking and financial solutions. Marcelo has exceptional knowledge in areas of digital innovation and financial technology, which coupled with strong technical architecture and management skills has earned him the recognition and endorsement from amongst his clients, teammates and peers. Marcelo frequently speaks and presents at industry events world-wide, conducts specialised workshops and training sessions, and provides expert advice to companies.
Kevin brings with him more than 25 years of investment experience and was the Head of Greater China Property Research with Yuanta Securities (Hong Kong) with responsibilities ranging from research coverage and analysis, marketing, assisting in primary and secondary equity issues, PE and funds. Prior to Yuanta, Kevin was the SVP with Pacific Star Financial (a subsidiary of Pacific Star Group) and was engaged in fund creation, structuring, documentation, marketing, fund raising and investment. Kevin was also the Chief Operating Officer of CITIC Securities (formerly known as CITIC Frontier China Research), Managing Director of Matrix Venture Capital, Director of Matrix Venture Catalyst, Director of Kleinwort Benson Securities Asia, Head of Regional Property and Singapore Country research. Prior to his senior management appointments, Kevin was a regional special situations analyst with Barclays de Zoette Wedd, a quantitative analyst with BZW Australia (both part of Credit Suisse), Assistant Manager (FX) with Chase Manhattan Bank Singapore and a Japanese equity salesman with Nikko Merchant Bank Singapore.
After 21 years with IBM, Mr. Glendinning joined Lenovo in 2005 as Group Treasurer, following the acquisition of IBM’s personal computer business. He had spent four years as IBM’s Asia/Pacific treasurer, in Singapore, and was their Director of Global Treasury Operations in New York. Mr. Glendinning is a fellow of the ACCA, and has a degree in French and Italian from Oxford University. He has been president of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (Singapore) since June 2010 – a position he also held from 1999 to 2003.
He is a young entrepreneur who started at the age of 24 and is spearheading one of the prominent and trusted companies in Treasury Consulting and FX portfolio management space – IFA GLOBAL. He holds an MBA and undertaken various executive programs from Harvard University. Under his leadership, the team manages portfolio and risk management for over 200 companies having a cumulative exposure of over 20 billion USD. Additionally, he runs treasury as a profit center for over 25 companies managing funds and banking limits worth 200 million USD. He is actively involved in various initiatives for the upliftment of women and children through IFA Global Foundation and runs Treasury Elite, one of the most prominent forum for entrepreneurs, CFO’s and Treasurers in India. He is well sought for his FX views by business channels like Bloomberg , CNBC and ET NOW. A voracious reader, passionate about fitness, human psychology and spirituality.
Seng Ti heads the Treasury & Accounting department in Isuzu Motors Asia Limited. He has 11 years of corporate and market experience spanning from sell to buy sides and across MM, FI and FX. His expertise lies in Corporate Treasury, Trading, Financial Markets, Money Markets, Foreign Exchange FX Markets, Fixed Income, Debt Capital Markets and Corporate Finance.
William Goh is a fixed income analyst with a focus on Asian rates and credits at Lion Global Investors. He also holds portfolio management responsibilities and is part of the RMB bonds product strategy team. Before joining Lion Global Investors, William served in analyst positions at UBS Investment Bank’s debt capital markets business where he covered South Asian credits, as well as at RBS N.V. based in Hong Kong.
Callum Henderson manages the Global Markets Research product for investor clients, ensuring client/market relevance for all Global Markets Research output, driving investor client research strategy, and liaising between the firm's business development and research staffs on client outreach and marketing. Callum joined Eurasia Group from Standard Chartered, where he was the global head of FX Research.
Rachael Hoey is Head of CLS, Asia. She is responsible for market related engagement and execution of CLS’ strategic initiatives, including leadership of the Asian Strategy. She is also ex Board Director of CLS Aggregation Services LLC, established to provide trade aggregation services to participants active in the over-the-counter FX market.
Her career has included various international roles in finance, general management, marketing and business development roles with institutions such as Royal Bank of Canada and Chase Manhattan Bank covering both securities and treasury transactional services.
In addition to her full time banking career, Rachael has held additional positions on the board of trustees of a corporate pension plan and as a Non–Executive Director with a leading specialist hospital in the UK. She is currently a member of the CASS Advisory Board for the Centre for Asset Management Research.
Norliza joined Trading Screen in 2017 February as a Singapore Sales Director for FX. Norliza has over 15 years sales experience in FX. She has spent the past few years at Edgewater Markets building up a successful NDF market presence. Prior to that she helped market and develop successful e-platforms at GFI, BGC and Tulletts. Though she is an FX specialist her extensive knowledge of financial markets covers Fixed income and Derivatives too. Norliza started her career at Bloomberg where she spent 7 years.
Neil Katkov is SVP of Celent's Global Asian Financial Services Group and is based in the firm's Tokyo office. He regularly advises leading financial institutions and technology vendors on their business, technology, and compliance strategies. Neil is widely quoted in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun and Securities Industry News; and has appeared on CNBC, CNN, and TV Tokyo. He previously worked in the international division of Softbank and at Salomon Brothers Asia Limited in Tokyo.
Choon Kiat develops and implements investment strategies to generate absolute returns. As a Portfolio Manager at Simpler Markets LLP, a boutique London-based hedge fund, CK co-manages a sector fund that focuses on alternative assets such as FX and derivatives. Since joining the firm, the fund has generated annualized returns north of 10% and AUM growth of 20%. When CK isn’t busy staring at 10 screens, he is working on artificial bots that can one day replace him.
Brandon iscurrently a licensed fund manager and has worked in some of the top banks likeCiti, Barclays and OCBC as a FX Trader and Advisor servicing Independent AssetManagement firms, Investment Companies, Ultra High and High Net worthIndividuals. He has used many techniques that he has learnt from variousexperienced market traders to create a systematic trading methodology thatlooks for low risk and consistent returns whilst trading the financialmarkets.
Leonard Kwan is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price Hong Kong Limited and an international trader in Global Trading in Hong Kong. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price in 2014, he spent more than 15 years trading local emerging markets in Asia and in EEMEA. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Laurent has 18 years of working experience in investing in Multi-assets with special focus on Equities, FX and Commodities. Prior to joining RHB Asset Management, he managed various Multi-Assets funds at Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild Europe (LCF Rothschild Luxembourg) in Luxembourg with a particular focus on Asia and other Emerging Markets from 2009 to 2012. From 2004 to 2009, he managed a Europe Equity Quantitative Fund at Banque Privee Edmond Rothschild Europe (LCF Rothschild Luxembourg). He developed and implemented quantitative models and participated to the launch of multi-assets products for institutional investors. From 2001 to 2004, he was Buy-side Analyst at Banque Privee Edmond Rothschild Luxembourg (LCF Rothschild Luxembourg), responsible for stock picking of European equities for Bank's private client portfolio. Prior to that, he was Buy-Side Energy and Material analyst at BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg from 1998 to 2001.
As the head of 360T’s institutional sales efforts in Asia, Roger is responsible for new business and relationship management across the institutional buy-side in the region.
He has over 16 years of global and Asia regional experience with electronic trading technology, data, and analytics across OTC and Listed markets. Prior to 360T, Roger was responsible for MSCI’s Equity Index and Portfolio Management Analytics (“Barra”) businesses across Asia Pacific, including oversight of the asset management client segment for Asia Pacific and EMEAI.
Before MSCI, Roger led the set-up of Tradeweb International in Asia Pacific, a joint-venture between the Thomson Corporation and 10 leading, global, broker dealers, and served as board member and managing director for Asia Pacific.
He has been involved in electronic trading and investment technology and analytics for the past 12 years, having led various business units at Thomson Financial earlier in his career, including brands like AutEx, BlockDATA, Thomson ONE, Quantitative Analytics Inc., and others.
Kee Poir Mok was the Regional Manager of Private Wealth Management in Singapore with overall responsibilities for the business covering the South East Asia region. He was also a member of the Board of Directors and served as a member of the ASEAN operating committee. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1988 and worked there for 20 years. He was named managing director in 2004. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs he spent 2 years with Nikko Merchant Bank as a manager and another 5 years as an Investment Management Office in United Overseas Bank. Currently he is the Managing Partner of 125Capital LLP and is also a Independent Director of Oceanus Group Ltd.
Aurélien is co-founder and CEO of Gatecoin, a regulated online trading platform for cryptocurrency and blockchain assets based in Hong Kong, where he is responsible for the firm’s management, strategy and investor relations. Aurélien is also a founding member of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, a lobby group that aims to work with the Hong Kong government to design appropriate regulation for cryptocurrency and other blockchain technologies.
David Mercer is the Chief Executive of LMAX Exchange, the leading MTF for FX, authorised and regulated by the FCA. A former banking executive and currency specialist, David Mercer joined as chief executive in 2011 and in 2013 successfully completed the LMAX Exchange MBO. Over the last 5 years, David has transformed LMAX Exchange into one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies (Winner - Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50: 2016, 2015, Tech Track 100 Sunday Times: 2015, 2014, 2013).
Prior to LMAX Exchange, David was a CEO at Cantos, Non-Executive Director at Velocity Trade and a COO of the Emerging Markets business at Credit Suisse. David’s track record includes development and successful sales of business ventures within Cantos, Saxo Bank (Synthesis Bank) and IFX Markets. David started his financial services career in the Banking and Regulatory division of Ernst & Young in 1989.
Karim Mrani-Alaoui is the Chief Investment Officer of a Single Family Office headquartered in Singapore. He previously held various responsibilities within the Societe Generale Group in Asia, successively as a Portfolio Manager, Product Specialist, Investment Counsellor. In his last role, he took charge of developing the funds and hedge funds business in Asia ex Japan, before joining his current role in early 2013.
Karim graduated from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe) business school, with a Master’s degree. He is a CFA charterholder, as well as a CAIA charterholder.
Shashwat Nanda manages US$ 2.5 Billion for Trust Capital. His investment portfolio is held across Rates, and Investment Grade/ High Yield / Special Situation credits investing in Asian Countries. Debt fund is an absolute returns fund with focus on creating long term returns for Trust’s Institutional Clients. Prior to that, Shashwat was based out of London and worked with Private Equity Fund, 3i Group, investing through its £2.4 Billion Infrastructure fund. He started his career working with Singapore PricewaterhouseCoopers covering Asian clients. He has Bachelor’s in Economics from London School of Economics and MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
Neo Say Wei (Eric) founded Neo & Partners Global in 2014, Asia and Singapore 1st "TRADING-ATRIUM"; a complete multi-asset, low latency trading ecosystem for buy-sides. In 2015, Eric setup Neo & Partners Holdings and wholly-owned subsidiary Neo & Partners Investments. In 2016, he expanded this Entrepreneurship by establishing 33 Capital Investments, wholly-owned subsidiary of Neo & Partners Investments and also serves on the board of Lumi Holdings, an investment management company in the renewable energy space which he co-founded. Eric is keenly involved in Thought Leadership activities in numerous global conferences. He has over 15 years of experiences across voice and electronic trading industries within Asia-Pacific region.
Luke is an internationally experienced Associate Portfolio Manager and Fixed Income trader who has over 10 years' experience with asset managers and banks. His investment management and trading skills cover the majority of fixed income, currency and derivative instruments with product capabilities in investment grade and high yield cash credit, credit default swaps, government bonds, interest rate swaps, interest rate futures, FX.
He is a senior analyst within Aite Group's Wealth Management practice. In this role, he examines brokerage trends in business, regulation, and technology across asset classes. Areas of particular expertise include electronic FX platforms, retail FX, and other self-directed trading, front-end trading technology, and margin-trading regulations.
William Egan is the President and Founder of Sherpa Markets Pte Ltd, a Singapore based company providing B2B FX solutions that increase international sales revenues and deliver improved customer user experience. William has spent his career in banking, working at Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital in New York. He moved to Singapore with Barclays in 2007 and most recently was head of e-Commerce sales at RBS in Singapore. William holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Lehigh University and an MBA from New York University.
Dr. Evan S. Medeiros leads Eurasia Group's research on Asia. In June 2015, he stepped down from the position of special assistant to the president and senior director for Asian affairs at the White House's National Security Council (NSC). In that role, Evan served as President Barack Obama's top advisor on the Asia-Pacific and was responsible for coordinating US policy toward the Asia-Pacific across the areas of diplomacy, defense policy, economic policy and intelligence affairs.
Jamie Salamon is COO Asia Pacific – Head of Liquidity, Account Sales, Client Services and Operations at 360T. Jamie joined 360T from RBS Singapore where he was Head of Electronic Markets Distribution APAC. At RBS Jamie was responsible for eFX and eFI sales, Product Management and Client Services across the region.
Prior to this, Jamie held numerous roles at RBS including Head of FICC eCommerce APAC in Singapore, Global Fixed Income Product Manager and Electronic Sales in London, and Product Manager Electronic Markets in London. Before RBS, Jamie held positions at Prebon London, Instinet in Tokyo, ICAP Tokyo and London.
Rob is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Multi-Asset Team based in Singapore, covering global markets with a focus on emerging markets, rates and FX. Rob has been with Nikko AM for 12 years with more 24 years experience in the industry, previously working in the hedge fund business and investment consulting with a focus on asset allocation and risk management. Rob graduated with a BA in Economics from Middlebury College and a JD from the Dickinson School of Law. He is a member of the New York Bar and is a CFA® Charterholder.
Neil is theHead of Asian business for City Financial is responsible for continueddevelopment of City Financial's business in the region. Neil has experience inbuilding Asian hedge fund businesses since 2004 and handles non-investmentrelated functions, in particular building infrastructure and capabilities whichallow investment teams to focus on delivering performance and clients to investwith confidence.
Marko worked as a Proprietary Futures Trader for HTG Capital in New York for 7 years, trading FX (G10), Fixed Income, Commodity and Equity futures on a variety of exchanges. In 2013 he earned an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid. Starting in 2014, Marko worked at Three Arrows Capital in Singapore for two years as a Senior FX Trader, focusing on Asian currencies. Currently, he is working with a multi-strategy hedge fund in setting up an NDF desk in Singapore. He is a CMT (Chartered Market Technician) holder since 2010.
As aneconomist with United Overseas Bank's Global Economics & Markets Researchteam, Francis Tan covers Asian macroeconomic research and provides regulareconomics commentaries on both English and Mandarin TV channels. His careeralso included stints as an economist at the Ministry of Trade and Industry andthe Singapore Tourism Board, where he specialized in Tourism Economics.
HouTian is a FX Trader with a proprietary trading firm. He is a self-taught retail trader who has more than 5 years of trading experience in the financial markets. He has developed his trading strategies based on price action and fundamental analysis. He aspires to run his own hedge fund in the future.
He is the Chief Investment Officer of privately held Cornerstone, a multi asset Portfolio Management Company, based in Singapore. Apart from active positioning in FICC, he is a strong advocate of building a core portfolio of unhedged Asian Equities. Keng was appointed as an Investment Advisor to DBS Trust, of his family's Estate, from 2011.
Philip Wee is a Senior Currency Economist at DBS Bank. At DBS, Philip oversees the market views for five major currencies and eleven Asian currencies. He works closely with DBS’ many corporate advisory teams in helping Singapore Inc – entities from government-linked companies to small-and-medium enterprises – to manage their exchange rate risks. Apart from providing currency views, Philip has worked with clients to improve their hedging models and built currency baskets for hedging purposes. Philip’s goal is to establish DBS as one of the leading houses for currency research in SGD and Asian currencies.
Jonathan Whartonis COO and CCO at Rhicon Currency Management, a discretionary FX manager with$620million in assets under management. Jonathan has been with Rhicon sinceJanuary 2003, running the firms back office operations in London. In 2008 hebecame a Director, and took over the responsibility for the firm’s complianceand risk. In 2011, he moved to Singapore when Rhicon relocated back office andexecution there. Jonathan holds an MA (Hons.) from Edinburgh University. Priorto joining Rhicon, he worked at Goldman Sachs from 1999-2002 in the Equitiesdivision as a sales trader’s assistant and in Institutional Client Services.
Richard has more than 13 years of consulting and project management experience across various industry sectors. As a Director in the Public Sector & Security Consulting Practice, his key focus is to advise and assist clients achieve their economic and organisational objectives through market growth, industry development, regulatory and economic analysis/review. His expertise lies in market strategies, economic impact analysis, market demand analysis and forecasting, and industry roadmap development. He has completed numerous large scale consulting projects across sectors such as Security, Public Sector & Government, IT and Telecommunications, etc. He is a seasoned speaker and has presented at several industry and government conferences, sharing his perspective on the latest developments and trends affecting global economies and businesses today.
Jeffrey Young is a Managing Director and co-founder of DeepMacro LLC, a technology company that provides early, independent assessment of economic conditions across the developed and emerging world. Prior to founding DeepMacro this year, he worked at Caxton Associates, and he has also been Director of Research at Woodbine Capital, Chief Economist and FX Portfolio Manager at Platinum Grove Asset Management, Global Head of FX Research and Strategy at Citigroup, and Economist for Japan at Salomon Brothers and its successors, based in Tokyo. Experience in both systematic and discretionary economic and FX analysis, and long-standing focus on the Asia region.