TradeTech FX Asia

March 21-March 23, 2017

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Navin Amarnani
Navin Amarnani
Senior Vice President, Proprietary Trading
Edelweiss International
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 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 Banerjee
Parijat Banerjee
Senior Executive
Greenwich Associates
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 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 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 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 Burlacu
Catalin Burlacu
Portfolio Manager
Maiora 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 product development, risk, and strategy of the business.
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.

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 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
Guy Debelle
Assistant Governor Financial Markets
Reserve Bank of Australia
Guy Debelle is the Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) at the Reserve Bank of Australia, a position he has held since March 2007. Guy is the Chair of the BIS Markets Committee. He is also Chair of the BIS working group developing a single global code of conduct for the foreign exchange market and is also the Chair of the Australian Foreign Exchange Committee.
Alan Dweck
Alan Dweck
Director, Head of Singapore and Asia FX
Trading Screen

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

Marcelo Garcia Casil
Marcelo Garcia Casil
Co-Founder and CEO
DXMarkets
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 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.

Damian Glendinning
Damian Glendinning
Treasurer
Lenovo
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 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 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 Corporate Finance.
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 covered South Asian credits, as well as at RBS N.V. based in Hong Kong.

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 Chartered, where he was the global head of FX Research.
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. 


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 Kamardin
Norliza Kamardin
Director, FX Sales Asia
Trading Screen
Neil Katkov
Neil Katkov
Research Director, Capital Markets
Celent
Brad is a research director with Celent's Securities and Investments practice, and is based in the firm's New York office. He is an expert in electronic trading of equities, foreign exchange derivatives, credit, rates, and futures. His research focus is on emerging technology and trading technology across asset classes. Brad has more than 20 years of Wall Street industry experience in trading, technology, sales, strategy, analysis, and consulting. A noted thought leader, he is quoted in the industry and general press, including: WSJ, Financial Times, Bloomberg Business Week, &Forbes, as well as radio and TV.
Ankit Khetan
Ankit Khetan
Macro Trader
Crescent Asset Management Asia
Choon Kiat Tan
Choon Kiat Tan
Trader
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 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 Koh
Brandon Koh
FX Dealing & Advisory
Abacus 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, 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
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.
Willy Lee
Willy Lee
Senior Fixed Income & FX Trader
Schroder Investment Management
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 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.

Roger McAvoy
Roger McAvoy
Head of Sales Asia Pacific
360T
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 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 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 Kong government to design appropriate regulation for cryptocurrency and other blockchain technologies.
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 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
Karim Mrani-Alaoui
Chief Investment Officer
IBBM
Karim is the CIO of a Singapore-based Single Family Office and the lead fund manager of a listed fund with a diversified mandate with a focus on Global Fixed Income. He is a results-driven investment professional with both technical skills and a strong business mindset, as well as an extensive knowledge of the Asset Management and Private Banking industries.
Shashwat Nanda
Shashwat Nanda
Portfolio Manager/ SVP
Trust Capital
Eric Neo
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, 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 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, credit default swaps, government bonds, interest rate swaps, interest rate futures, FX.
Javier Paz
Javier Paz
Senior Analyst
Aite Group
Javier Paz is a senior analyst within Aite Group's Wealth Management practice. In this role, Mr. Paz examines brokerage trends in business, regulation, and technology across asset classes. Areas of particular expertise include retail FX and other self-directed trading, trader/investor segmentation, front-end trading technology, and margin-trading regulations.
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 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
Dr. Evan S. Medeiros
Managing Director and Practice Head, Asia
Eurasia Group
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
Jamie Salamon
Global Head of Product Management for Institutional Investors
360T
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 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 Scrase
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 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 Stanojevic
Marko Stanojevic
Industry
Expert
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 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 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.

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.
Hoang Hai Tran
Hoang Hai Tran
Trader
Harveston Asset Management
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 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 Wharton
Jonathan Wharton
Principal
Rhicon Currency Management

Christopher Brandon is a principal and founder of Rhicon Currency Management. Mr Brandon began his career in 1995 at Swiss Bank Corporation in Geneva and thereafter in London as a foreign exchange dealer. He relocated to UBS Warburg Singapore in late 1998 as a proprietary trader and the senior technical analyst for Asia. In mid 2000 Mr Brandon co-founded Rhicon Currency Management in Singapore, which currently manages approximately 520mio USD. He is a portfolio manager of the Rhicon Strategic Program, the firm’s discretionary trading strategy. He holds an MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Edinburgh.

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 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
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 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.