TradeTech FX Asia

21 - 23 March, 2017

Hilton Singapore

Contact Us: +65 6722 9455

TradeTech FX Asia Day 1 – March 22nd 2017, Singapore

Tackling Current FX Challenges Head On

Expand All Sessions [+] Collapse All Sessions [-]

8:00 AM Registration And Breakfast

8:40 AM Conference Director’s Opening Remarks

Gladys Caligagan, Conference Director, WBR Singapore

8:50 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Marko Stanojevic, FX, Industry Expert

 Marko Stanojevic
Marko Stanojevic
FX
Industry Expert
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 ...[Read More]

Rising Above Brexit & New Market Shifts
9:00 AM All Star Panel: Accelerating your electronification - Where does FX stand today in the evolution and how are markets reacting to the change?

Marko Stanojevic, FX, Industry Expert

David Mercer, Chief Executive, LMAX Exchange

Leonard Kwan, FX Trader, T Rowe Price

Navin Amarnani, SVP & Head of Trading, Edelweiss International

  • How are fragmented markets in Asia and local nuances preventing the full uptake of electronic execution?
  • How can NDF trade flows migrate further into electronic platforms in Asia?
  • Moving from voice to electronic: What technology enhancements are needed?
  • When you say voice vs. screen: How are we measuring this? Are we talking about value or volume?
  • Will we see a heavier regulatory touch with the electronification of the FX market?
  • The evolution towards pure electronic: What will we see in 2017?
 Marko Stanojevic
Marko Stanojevic
FX
Industry Expert
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 ...[Read More]

 David Mercer
David Mercer
Chief Executive
LMAX Exchange
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 U ...[Read More]

 Leonard Kwan
Leonard Kwan
FX Trader
T Rowe Price
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.
...[Read More]

 Navin Amarnani
Navin Amarnani
SVP & Head of Trading
Edelweiss International

9:40 AM Regulatory Overview (Remote Presentation): The global code of conduct for the FX market – Defining the next steps towards a standard industry code of conduct

Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia

  • What is the latest thinking on acceptable and unacceptable behaviour? Will the global code accomplish in promoting fairness and integrity of the FX market?
  • Transparency, transparency, transparency: How transparency levels in FX market impacts the behaviour of market participants
  • US vs. Europe vs. Asia: Are there any consistencies in global codes of conduct?
  • Individual accountability is a central facet of the market going forward: How can proper training and information management systems support the execution of clear codes of conduct?
  • How does the code fill the gaps and provide more detail in areas such as order handling and execution?
 Guy Debelle
Guy Debelle
Deputy Governor
Reserve Bank of Australia

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 Cod ...[Read More]

10:00 AM Presentation: Perspectives from a market infrastructure player – How to overcome the market challenges of today and succeed in the new FX landscape?

Rachael Hoey, Head of CLS, Asia, CLS Group

 Rachael Hoey
Rachael Hoey
Head of CLS, Asia
CLS Group

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.  ...[Read More]

10:20 AM Economic Keynote: Currency outlook of SGD, major and regional currencies: What can you expect in 2017 and beyond?

Philip Wee, Senior Currency Economist, DBS

 Philip Wee
Philip Wee
Senior Currency Economist
DBS

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 ...[Read More]

10:40 AM Guest Presentation: Artificial Intelligence 101 – What AI really is and the implications for finance and your desk

William Goh, Portfolio Manager, Lion Global Investors

 William Goh
William Goh
Portfolio Manager
Lion Global Investors
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 cove ...[Read More]

11:00 AM Morning Networking Break

Main Conference

11:30 AM Presentation: FX outlook from a multi-asset perspective – can reflation defuse concerns for dollar strength?

Robert Samson, Senior Portfolio Manager, Nikko Asset Management

 Robert Samson
Robert Samson
Senior Portfolio Manager
Nikko Asset Management

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 r ...[Read More]

Citi Closed Door Session

The Evolution of eFX Market Microstructure – How has the emergence of non-bank liquidity providers and internalization of risk impacted the industry?

Main Conference

11:50 AM Oxford-Style Debate: G10 vs. EM: The new paradigm of risk and reward- G10 currencies offers a better risk and reward investment profile over EM currencies

Callum Henderson, Head of Global Markets Research, Eurasia Group

Choon Kiat Tan, Junior Portfolio Manager, Simpler Markets

Moderated By:
Brett Elvish
, Founder and Director, Financial Viewpoint, and Chair, Investment Management Consultants Association Australia

Fully engage with the most contentious and divisive issues currently facing your industry when it comes to EM and G10 currencies. Sit back and witness industry leading portfolio managers pitting themselves against each other in a battle to deliver the knockout argument on whether the risks involved with EM currencies are worth the reward, or if it’s better to play it safe with G10 currencies. 

Then, continue the debate in your own small roundtable groups with other portfolio managers until you reach a majority viewpoint. 

Will you reconsider your position and walk away with a fresh mind-set better prepared to take on this key conundrum?
 Callum Henderson
Callum Henderson
Head of Global Markets Research
Eurasia Group
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 Ch ...[Read More]

 Choon Kiat Tan
Choon Kiat Tan
Junior Portfolio Manager
Simpler Markets
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 gr ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 Brett Elvish
Brett Elvish
Founder and Director, Financial Viewpoint, and Chair
Investment Management Consultants Association Australia

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 ...[Read More]

Citi Closed Door Session

Stream continues

12:30 PM Networking Lunch Break

Stream A - Trading Desks: Enhancing Your FX Trading Capabilities

Adapting To The New Norm
1:30 PM Presentation: Evolution of FX trading channels in Asia - How is the uptake of electronic channels progressing in Asia versus the West and what will be the implications of these similarities and differences on your FX trading desk?

Parijat Banerjee, Co-Head Markets, Asia Pacific, Greenwich Associates

 Parijat Banerjee
Parijat Banerjee
Co-Head Markets, Asia Pacific
Greenwich Associates
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 ...[Read More]

Stream B - Portfolio Management: Exploiting The Return Of Volatility

Adapting To The New Norm
Presentation: Geopolitics and the new alpha: How to manage market volatility in a G-Zero world

Callum Henderson, Head of Global Markets Research, Eurasia Group

 Callum Henderson
Callum Henderson
Head of Global Markets Research
Eurasia Group
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 Ch ...[Read More]

Stream C – Small Group Interaction: Creating a Profitable FX Strategy

Adapting To The New Norm
Creative Boardroom: Asian currencies 101: How are they managed and how can you create a profitable FX strategy?

Jeffrey Young, Co-founder and Chief Economist, DeepMacro

 Jeffrey Young
Jeffrey Young
Co-founder and Chief Economist
DeepMacro
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 a ...[Read More]

Stream A - Trading Desks: Enhancing Your FX Trading Capabilities

1:50 PM Panel Interactive: Dealing with heavily managed markets - How can you best manage FX risk in specific Asian currencies that are prone to high levels of volatility?

Moderated By:
Saeed Amen
, Founder, Cuemacro

Rohit Chaudhary, Investment Officer,, DS Group

HouTian Tan, Independent, FX Trader

Luke Nolan, Vice President, Trader, AllianceBernstein

Leonard Kwan, FX Trader, T Rowe Price

  • How are they managed and how can you create a profitable FX strategy?
  • How can you best achieve profitable investments in a heavily managed market? What does it mean for the domestic monetary systems?
  • Is the risk premium high enough to compensate the risks involved whilst investing in tier2 countries?
  • What are the cross border capital flows within the region? Are Chinese capital flows more balanced?
  • How can you incorporate political and economic policies into your Asian FX strategy?
  • The influence and role of the dollar: Which way is the dollar going? Is it the basis of the entire currency system?
 Rohit Chaudhary
Rohit Chaudhary
Investment Officer,
DS Group
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. ...[Read More]

 HouTian Tan
HouTian Tan
Independent
FX Trader
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. ...[Read More]

 Luke Nolan
Luke Nolan
Vice President, Trader
AllianceBernstein
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, cre ...[Read More]

 Leonard Kwan
Leonard Kwan
FX Trader
T Rowe Price
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.
...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 Saeed Amen
Saeed Amen
Founder
Cuemacro
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 S ...[Read More]

Stream B - Portfolio Management: Exploiting The Return Of Volatility

Case Study Revolution: Algorithmic trading in FX- How to develop algorithmic systems based on proprietary trend-following and breakout strategies

Choon Kiat Tan, Junior Portfolio Manager, Simpler Markets

Choon Kiat Tan
Junior Portfolio Manager
Simpler Markets
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 gr ...[Read More]

Stream C – Small Group Interaction: Creating a Profitable FX Strategy

Stream C Continued

Stream A - Trading Desks: Enhancing Your FX Trading Capabilities

2:10 PM Stream A continued


Stream B - Portfolio Management: Exploiting The Return Of Volatility

Stream B continued


Stream C – Small Group Interaction: Creating a Profitable FX Strategy

Invite Only Buy side Heads Of Trading Champagne Roundtable: Buy side to buy side collaboration opportunities – How to jointly drive key market initiatives forward to address shared pain points

Moderated By:
Eric Neo
, Managing Director, Neo & Partners

Florencia Di Gregorio, EM Local Currency - Rates and FX, UOB Asset Management

Ankit Khetan, Macro Trader, Crescent Asset Management Asia

Willy Lee, Senior Fixed Income & FX Trader, Schroder Investment Management

Catalin Burlacu, Multi-Asset Strategy, UOB Asset Management

Leonard Kwan, FX Trader, T Rowe Price

Collaborate with 15 of your buy side heads oftrading to determine a new 3-step action plan to take back to you desk andimplement. . Share your recent experiences, challenge each other on points ofdisagreement and ultimately find a way forward that leverages the innovation,know-how and insights of the collective brain power in the boardroom.

·        How are heads of trading staying ahead of the curve interms of regulatory developments, the evolving market structure and technologyinnovations – what are your pain points and where do you see the opportunities?

·        What is the cost of trading? How do we properlyevaluate this?  Is it worth doing a tradewhen so much margin goes towards collateral?

·        The importance of internal stakeholder engagement inthe new regulatory environment: who do you need to interact with and how oftento avoid an isolated trading desk?

·        When if ever does it make sense to outsource all orpart of FX trading?

·        What are the practical implementation challengesinvolved with outsourcing and how can they be overcome?

Florencia Di Gregorio
EM Local Currency - Rates and FX
UOB Asset Management

Ankit Khetan
Macro Trader
Crescent Asset Management Asia

Willy Lee
Senior Fixed Income & FX Trader
Schroder Investment Management

Catalin Burlacu
Multi-Asset Strategy
UOB Asset Management
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 pr ...[Read More]

Leonard Kwan
FX Trader
T Rowe Price
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.
...[Read More]

Moderated By:

Eric Neo
Managing Director
Neo & Partners
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, ...[Read More]

Stream A - Trading Desks: Enhancing Your FX Trading Capabilities

2:30 PM Presentation: Expanding your currency desk - What steps are to be taken to build a bigger business in Asia?

Neil Scrase, Managing Director, City Financial Investment Company


Neil Scrase
Managing Director
City Financial Investment Company

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 ...[Read More]

Stream B - Portfolio Management: Exploiting The Return Of Volatility

Case Revolution: Life after Excel, using open source Python to analyse FX markets and develop FX trading strategies

Saeed Amen, Founder, Cuemacro


 Saeed Amen
Saeed Amen
Founder
Cuemacro
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 S ...[Read More]

Stream C – Small Group Interaction: Creating a Profitable FX Strategy

Stream C continued


Stream A - Trading Desk: Bridging Regulatory Gaps

2:50 PM Presentation: How to implement TCA to improve FX execution and reduce costs

Brett Elvish, Founder and Director, Financial Viewpoint, and Chair, Investment Management Consultants Association Australia

Interviewer: Brett Elvish, Founder and Director, Financial Viewpoint and chair, Investment Management Consultants Association Australia

 Brett Elvish
Brett Elvish
Founder and Director, Financial Viewpoint, and Chair
Investment Management Consultants Association Australia

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 ...[Read More]

Stream B - Portfolio Management: Exploiting The Return Of Volatility

Stream B Continued


Stream C – Small Group Interaction: Creating a Profitable FX Strategy

Stream C Continued


3:10 PM Afternoon Networking Break


Becoming A Liquidity King
3:40 PM Presentation: The rise of FX ECNs, dark pools and exchanges - Which will be the most dominant liquidity provider in the future Asian FX market?

Marko Stanojevic, FX Industry Expert, FX Industry Expert

  • Addressing the liquidity crunch:  How can the differing channels of electronic platforms and aggregators add true value to your business?
  • Which non-traditional liquidity providers are proving their worth?
  • How much bank liquidity is real and how much is just recycling between banks and ECNs?
  • Liquidity shift: Are the buy side becoming market makers vs. takers?


Marko Stanojevic
FX Industry Expert
FX Industry Expert

In the Dragon's Den
4:00 PM Presentation: How do you approach FinTech opportunity as a financial practitioner and not a technologist to better understand the business potential?

William R. Egan, President & Founder, Sherpa Markets

 William R. Egan
William R. Egan
President & Founder
Sherpa Markets

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 Singap ...[Read More]

4:20 PM Dragon’s Den: Examining The Greatest And Latest Innovations In Blockchain Technology: Which Offer True Added Value And Should Be Considered In Your Future Investment Plans?

Marcelo Garcia Casil, Co-Founder and CEO, DXMarkets

Aurélien Menant, Founder and CEO, Gatecoin

The emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets as an alternative asset class - Challenges & opportunities for traders Aurélien Menant, Founder and CEO, Gatecoin

The role of FX in Capital Markets 2.0
Marcelo Garcia Casil, Co-Founder and CEO, DXMarkets
 Marcelo Garcia Casil
Marcelo Garcia Casil
Co-Founder and CEO
DXMarkets
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 s ...[Read More]

 Aurélien Menant
Aurélien Menant
Founder and CEO
Gatecoin
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 Kon ...[Read More]

5:10 PM Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Marko Stanojevic, FX, Industry Expert

 Marko Stanojevic
Marko Stanojevic
FX
Industry Expert
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 ...[Read More]

5:20 PM The cocktail drinks reception

A great opportunity to wind down at the end of a busy first day, chat about the day’s talks and continue to catch up with colleagues over cocktails, canapés and entertainment.