TradeTech FX Asia

21 - 23 March, 2017

Hilton Singapore

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TradeTech FX Asia Day 2 – March 23rd 2017, Singapore

Thriving In The Future FX Landscape

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8:30 AM Registration And Breakfast

9:20 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

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]

Seizing New Opportunities
9:30 AM All Star Panel: What are the people, process and technology requirements for building a profitable FX business that responds to the new FX market order?

Tony Bradley, Partner and Head of Trading, Hunter Burton Capital

Moderated By:
Jonathan Wharton
, COO and Managing Director, Rhicon Currency Management

Jason Chin, Partner, Garlic Capital

Daniel Cookson, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance

·        Achieving a fully compliant trading desk: What are the key regulation requirements and timelines you need to be prepared for now and in the future?

·        What strategies can you exploit to ensure you are tapping into the best liquidity pools at the right times?

·        Keeping up with the latest technology trends in e-FX trading: Which new technologies can truly add value for the buy side and where does the industry need to further innovate?

·        Identifying the evolving buy side trader skill set: How can your traders gain a more holistic view of the overall business i.e. taking into account collateral and risk exposure to ensure all trading decisions are based on overall business profitability?

 Tony Bradley
Tony Bradley
Partner and Head of Trading
Hunter Burton Capital
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 for ...[Read More]

 Jason Chin
Jason Chin
Partner
Garlic Capital

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 o ...[Read More]

Daniel Cookson
Senior Associate
Clifford Chance

Moderated By:

 Jonathan Wharton
Jonathan Wharton
COO and Managing Director
Rhicon Currency Management

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 re ...[Read More]

10:00 AM Keynote Presentation: FX as an asset class – Why should currencies be an integral part of the alternative components of any portfolio?

Tony Bradley, Partner and Head of Trading, Hunter Burton Capital


 Tony Bradley
Tony Bradley
Partner and Head of Trading
Hunter Burton Capital
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 for ...[Read More]

Brexit Implications In Asia: The Big Picture
10:20 AM Case Study: Rising trade protectionism and political isolation – What are the implications of these drivers on the Asian investment industry?

Francis Tan, Economist, United Overseas Bank

·        What are the implications of Brexit on trade and investment?

·        How the RMBand SGD are linked and how will the changes in China impact Asia?

·        What is theeconomic growth expectation of Asia in 2017?  

 Francis Tan
Francis Tan
Economist
United Overseas Bank

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 ...[Read More]

10:40 AM Guest Presentation: Evaluating the macro-economic and socio-political impacts of Brexit on Asia: What are the possible scenarios?

Richard Wong, Vice President, Public Sector & Government Practice, Frost & Sullivan

 Richard Wong
Richard Wong
Vice President, Public Sector & Government Practice
Frost & Sullivan
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 ana ...[Read More]

11:10 AM Morning Networking Break

Extracting New Market Insights
11:50 AM Case Study: How can you be updated and tuned to all market information in Asia to generate better alpha?

Brandon Koh, Senior Vice President, Swaen Capital

 Brandon Koh
Brandon Koh
Senior Vice President
Swaen Capital

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, U ...[Read More]

12:10 PM Interview: Evaluating the correlation between Asian currencies and CNH - What market shifts can you expect in 2017 and how can you take advantage of these movements?

Kevin Gin, Founder & Principal, Executive Director, Alpha Capital

Shashwat Nanda, Portfolio Manager/ SVP, Trust Capital


 Kevin Gin
Kevin Gin
Founder & Principal, Executive Director
Alpha Capital
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 Fi ...[Read More]

 Shashwat Nanda
Shashwat Nanda
Portfolio Manager/ SVP
Trust Capital
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 t ...[Read More]

12:30 PM Presentation: Liquidity and technology in FX trading - How to create a holistic approach to liquidity and technology to reflect the rapid changes taking place in the market?

Neil Katkov, Senior Vice President, Asia, Celent

 Neil Katkov
Neil Katkov
Senior Vice President, Asia
Celent
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 Keiza ...[Read More]

12:50 PM Panel: How to create a FX strategy that is in line with your firm’s equity and fixed income flows

Karim Mrani-Alaoui, Chief Investment Officer, Single Family Office

Keng Toh, Head Trader, FICC, Cornerstone Asset

Saurabh Singal, Managing Partner, Ankam Partners

Moderated By:
Christopher Emslie
, Country Treasurer Singapore, ABB

Abhishek Goenka, CEO, IFA Global


 Karim Mrani-Alaoui
Karim Mrani-Alaoui
Chief Investment Officer
Single Family Office

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 b ...[Read More]

 Keng Toh
Keng Toh
Head Trader, FICC
Cornerstone Asset
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.
...[Read More]

 Saurabh Singal
Saurabh Singal
Managing Partner
Ankam Partners
Saurabh has over 16 years of experience in working for leading Investment banks and hedge funds and manages two business ventures - Ankam Partners and also Sankhyaa Research.  The quantitative models he designed were utilized to manage portfolios aggregating over USD 250 million.
...[Read More]

 Abhishek Goenka
Abhishek Goenka
CEO
IFA Global

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 ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 Christopher Emslie
Christopher Emslie
Country Treasurer Singapore
ABB
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 ...[Read More]

1:30 PM Networking Lunch Break

Multi Asset FX Trading Strategies
2:30 PM Interview: With movement and volatility returning to FX markets, is a multi-asset strategy the best way forward or should you consider FX as an asset class of its own? What systems, processes, and skills will you need to support your multi asset trading strategies incorporating FX?

Moderated By:
Laurent Lequeu
, FX, Industry Expert

Poir Mok Kee, Managing Partner, 125 Capital

 Poir Mok Kee
Poir Mok Kee
Managing Partner
125 Capital

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 ma ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 Laurent Lequeu
Laurent Lequeu
FX
Industry Expert
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 fro ...[Read More]

Meet the Corporates
2:50 PM Interview: How to improve corporate currency management and hedging strategies under heighted volatility

Damian Glendinning, Treasurer, Lenovo

Seng Ti Goh, General Manager Treasury & Accounting, Isuzu Motors Asia

Moderated By:
Christopher Emslie
, Country Treasurer Singapore, ABB

 Damian Glendinning
Damian Glendinning
Treasurer
Lenovo

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 Fre ...[Read More]

 Seng Ti Goh
Seng Ti Goh
General Manager Treasury & Accounting
Isuzu Motors Asia
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 Corpora ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 Christopher Emslie
Christopher Emslie
Country Treasurer Singapore
ABB
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 ...[Read More]

Future Focus: 2026 And Beyond
3:10 PM Crystal Ball Session: FX markets in 2026 - What does the future hold for all FX players in the next decade and beyond?

Laurent Lequeu, FX, Industry Expert

Daniel Cookson, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance

Moderated By:
Rajat Bhatia
, Founder & CEO, Neural Capital

Asseen throughout the themes of this conference, the FX industry is in the midstof going through radical change, from both a regulatory and technologicalaspect, but when the dust settles how will the market operate? This forwardlooking panel will look into their crystal ball and discuss how they expect theFX market to develop over the next 10 years, along with input from theaudience.

 Laurent Lequeu
Laurent Lequeu
FX
Industry Expert
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 fro ...[Read More]

Daniel Cookson
Senior Associate
Clifford Chance

Moderated By:

 Rajat Bhatia
Rajat Bhatia
Founder & CEO
Neural Capital

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 ...[Read More]

3:40 PM Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

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]

3:50 PM Close of Conference