TradeTech FX Asia

March 21-March 23, 2017

Hilton Singapore

Contact Us: 65 6722 9455

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

Registration And Breakfast

08:00 AM - 08:40 AM Registration And Breakfast

08:40 AM - 08:50 AM Conference Director’s Opening Remarks

Gladys Caligagan, Conference Director, WBR Singapore

08:50 AM - 09:00 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Marko Stanojevic, Industry, Expert

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Marko Stanojevic

Industry
Expert

Rising Above Brexit & New Market Shifts

09:00 AM - 09:40 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, Industry, Expert Navin Amarnani, Senior Vice President, Proprietary Trading, Edelweiss International Leonard Kwan, FX Trader, T Rowe Price David Mercer, Chief Executive, LMAX Exchange
  • 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?

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Marko Stanojevic

Industry
Expert
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Navin Amarnani

Senior Vice President, Proprietary Trading
Edelweiss International
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Leonard Kwan

FX Trader
T Rowe Price
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David Mercer

Chief Executive
LMAX Exchange

09:40 AM - 10:00 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, Assistant Governor Financial Markets, 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?

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Guy Debelle

Assistant Governor Financial Markets
Reserve Bank of Australia

10:00 AM - 10:20 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

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Rachael Hoey

Head of CLS, Asia
CLS Group

10:20 AM - 10:40 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

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Philip Wee

Senior Currency Economist
DBS

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Guest Presentation: Artificial Intelligence 101 – What AI really is and the implications for finance and your desk

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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Morning Networking Break

Main Conference

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM Presentation: FX outlook from a multi-asset perspective – can reflation defuse concerns for dollar strength?

Robert Samson, Senior Portfolio Manager, Nikko Asset Management

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Robert Samson

Senior Portfolio Manager
Nikko Asset Management

Citi Closed Door Session

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM 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 - 12:30 PM 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

Brett Elvish, Founder and Director, Financial Viewpoint, and Chair, Investment Management Consultants Association Australia Callum Henderson, Head of Global Markets Research, Eurasia Group Choon Kiat Tan, Trader, Simpler Markets
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?
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Callum Henderson

Head of Global Markets Research
Eurasia Group
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Choon Kiat Tan

Trader
Simpler Markets
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Brett Elvish

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

Citi Closed Door Session

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM Stream continues

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch Break

Adapting To The New Norm

1:30 PM - 1:50 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, Senior Executive, Greenwich Associates

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Parijat Banerjee

Senior Executive
Greenwich Associates

Adapting To The New Norm

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM 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

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Callum Henderson

Head of Global Markets Research
Eurasia Group

Adapting To The New Norm

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM 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

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Jeffrey Young

Co-founder and Chief Economist
DeepMacro

Stream A - Trading Desks: Enhancing Your FX Trading Capabilities

1:50 PM - 2:10 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?

Saeed Amen, Founder, Cuemacro Leonard Kwan, FX Trader, T Rowe Price Luke Nolan, Vice President, Trader, AllianceBernstein Rohit Chaudhary, Investment Officer,, DS Group HouTian Tan, Independent, FX Trader
  • 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?

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Leonard Kwan

FX Trader
T Rowe Price
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Luke Nolan

Vice President, Trader
AllianceBernstein
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Saeed Amen

Founder
Cuemacro
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Rohit Chaudhary

Investment Officer,
DS Group
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HouTian Tan

Independent
FX Trader

Stream B - Portfolio Management: Exploiting The Return Of Volatility

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM Case Study Revolution: Algorithmic trading in FX- How to develop algorithmic systems based on proprietary trend-following and breakout strategies

Choon Kiat Tan, Trader, Simpler Markets

Choon Kiat Tan

Trader
Simpler Markets

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

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM Stream C Continued

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

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM 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

Eric Neo, Managing Director, Neo & Partners Leonard Kwan, FX Trader, T Rowe Price Catalin Burlacu, Portfolio Manager, Maiora Asset Management , , , , , ,

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?


Leonard Kwan

FX Trader
T Rowe Price

Catalin Burlacu

Portfolio Manager
Maiora Asset Management

Eric Neo

Managing Director
Neo & Partners

Stream B - Portfolio Management: Exploiting The Return Of Volatility

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM Stream B continued



Stream A - Trading Desks: Enhancing Your FX Trading Capabilities

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM Stream A continued



Stream A - Trading Desks: Enhancing Your FX Trading Capabilities

2:30 PM - 2:50 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



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Neil Scrase

Managing Director
City Financial Investment Company

Stream B - Portfolio Management: Exploiting The Return Of Volatility

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Case Revolution: Life after Excel, using open source Python to analyse FX markets and develop FX trading strategies

Saeed Amen, Founder, Cuemacro



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Saeed Amen

Founder
Cuemacro

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

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Stream C continued



Stream A - Trading Desk: Bridging Regulatory Gaps

2:50 PM - 3:10 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


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Brett Elvish

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

Stream B - Portfolio Management: Exploiting The Return Of Volatility

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM Stream B Continued



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

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM Stream C Continued



3:10 PM - 3:40 PM Afternoon Networking Break



Becoming A Liquidity King

3:40 PM - 4:00 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?

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  • 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?



In the Dragon's Den

4:00 PM - 4:20 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

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William R. Egan

President & Founder
Sherpa Markets

4:20 PM - 5:10 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?

Aurélien Menant, Founder and CEO, Gatecoin Marcelo Garcia Casil, Co-Founder and CEO, DXMarkets
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
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Aurélien Menant

Founder and CEO
Gatecoin
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Marcelo Garcia Casil

Co-Founder and CEO
DXMarkets

5:10 PM - 5:20 PM Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Marko Stanojevic, Industry, Expert

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Marko Stanojevic

Industry
Expert

5:20 PM - 11:59 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.