Asian Civilisations Museum
1 Empress Place, Level 2, Singapore 179555

Asia Financial Markets
Forum 2022

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About AFMF 2022

Since the Global Financial Crisis, the financial markets are undergoing fundamental changes and banks and financial institutions are facing increased challenges through digital disruption, new technologies and new capital and regulatory standards amidst revenue and cost pressures and more recently talent retention issues.

Who Will Attend the Conference?

Attending this conference is essential for anyone participating in the treasury and capital markets and it provides an opportunity to interact with key market leaders and decision-makers:

  • Central Bankers & Financial Markets Regulators
  • CEOs of Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Heads of Treasury
  • Heads of Broking Firms
  • Heads of Research
  • Heads of Electronic Trading
  • Treasury Trading and Sales Managers
  • Investment and Fund Managers
  • Hedge Fund Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Market Makers in: FX, Money Markets, Fixed Income and Derivatives
  • Dealers & Money Brokers
  • Market Strategists & Analysts

Use the Conference to:

Identify

Identify the current financial market trends & challenges and demonstrate how your organisation can support the industry and your clients

Meet

Meet the market leaders, decision-makers in the industry and financial markets trading and sales fraternity

Strengthen

Strengthen relationships with existing clients, develop new contacts and raise your profile

Reinforce

Reinforce your credentials as a key player within the treasury and capital markets

To Sponsor for this Event

Contact us at secretariat@fmasg.org.sg if you would like to sponsor this event

Our Sponsors

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Strengthened brand profile amongst leading Financial Institutions, Government Agencies and Regulators

A valuable opportunity to meet key decision makers from Global and Regional Financial Institutions, Government Agencies and Regulators

Deepen relationships with existing clients and generate new leads through networking events.

Access to new business opportunities through direct contact with key decision makers of leading Financial Institutions

Event Opening by FMAS Deputy President

9am – 9.05am

Mr Samuel Koh
Deputy President, Financial Markets Association of Singapore

Co-host Welcome Speech by Bloomberg

9.05am – 9.10am

Mr Steven Yankelson
Head of Sales, ASEAN
Bloomberg LP

Special Message (Recorded)
by Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies
Chairman, Monetary Authority of Singapore

9.10am – 9.15am

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies
Chairman, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Keynote Speech by
Guest-of-Honour Mr Alvin Tan

Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry

9.15am – 9.40am

Mr Alvin Tan
Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry

Tea Break

9.40am

Fireside Chat: 40 mins

Key Drivers and Challenges faced by Financial Markets

10.00am – 10.40am

FIRECHAT SPEAKER
Mr Jimmy Lim
CEO and CIO
Modular Asset Management

MODERATOR
Mr Leng Hoe Lon
Chairperson of AFMF 2022 Organising Committee

Global Head of FX Flow, FX Forwards Trading and EFX
Nomura Singapore

Panel 2: 50 mins

Tokenizing the World – Opportunities and Drawbacks

10.55am – 11.45am

Tokenization came to the fore with the marrying of blockchain technology and digital assets. This panel will discuss the myriad of considerations that can affect us across financial markets and most importantly the value proposition going forward.

PANELISTS
Ms Choo Oi-Yee
Chief Executive Officer
ADDX

Mr Chuan Jin Fong
Managing Director and Head of Asia Sales
GSR

Ms Rae Deng
Head of Growth Programs
Parity Technologies

MODERATOR
Mr John Lagman
APAC Crypto & FX Workflow Specialist & Strategy Lead (Cash & Derivatives)
Bloomberg L.P

Lunch Reception

12pm

Fireside Chat: 50 mins

A Skill and Leadership Syllabus for Financial Markets Professionals

2.00pm – 2.50pm

Employee retention is an important consideration for employers in all industries. Frequent turnover within an organization is both costly and disruptive to workers and their clients. It’s a highly competitive space where the costs and issues around attracting, engaging and retaining key employees can become magnified but too high to a need to ignore. This panel seeks to dive in on the issues surrounding talent retention in the Financial Markets space and the challenges management needs to overcome. Also what needs to be done for employees to break the barrier in order to move up?

FIRESIDE SPEAKER
Ms Judy Hsu

Chief Executive Officer
Consumer, Private and Business Banking
Standard Chartered Bank

MODERATORS
Mr Li Zhen
Deputy Head, FX Options Trading and Structuring
DBS Bank Ltd

Mr Francis Phuang
Director, eFX Sales
UBS Investment Bank

Ms Shervin Lee
Investment Solutions, OCBC Global Treasury
OCBC Bank Ltd

Panel 4: 50 mins

What ESG and Sustainability Means for the Financial Markets

3.00pm – 3.50pm

ESG issues have moved from being a niche activity in many organisations to becoming more mainstream. It’s a buzzword used by many but have we truly moved needle? UN17 sustainable development goals have provided a framework but are boardrooms more reactive or ptheroactive in the way they are approaching ESG? But where is this agenda at now given the turmoil and disruptions we are seeing?

Regulation, risk management and investor scrutiny seem to be driving a change but is it enough? How does the capital market industry drive change? Some recent trends are that of decarbonisation and putting a market price on carbon emissions and green derivatives.

PANELISTS
Ms Chitra Hepburn
Managing Director and Head of ESG & Climate APAC
MSCI

Dr David Smith
Senior Investment Director
Aberdeen

Ms Esther An
Chief Sustainability Officer
City Developments Limited (CDL)

Mr Projit Chatterjee
Senior Equity Specialist, Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific Equities, Managing Director
UBS Global Asset Management

MODERATOR
Mr Lutfey Siddiqi
Visiting Professor-in-Practice (IDEAS), Board of Systemic Risk Centre, Emeritus Governor
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

10 mins

Inspirational Moment from Ava Soh, Daughters of the Revolution

3.50pm – 4.00pm

Panel 5: 50 mins

Navigating Geopolitics in Multiple Theatres

4.00pm – 4.50pm

In the last few years geopolitics rivalry between US and China has dominated our markets but in 2022 plus the war in Ukraine has caused a vastly different scenario in real commodity shortage and raising inflation and now structural tensions between China and Taiwan with the US moving directly into the foreground. What form will it take and what are the flashpoints for the tension to blow up. What are some of the smart ways that investors can position for this trend and what are the contingency that needs us in the Markets need to prepare for?

PANELISTS
Mr Bilal Hafeez
Founder and CEO
Macro Hive

Mr David Dredge
CIO, CEO and Director
Convex Strategies Pte Ltd

Ms Johanna Chua
Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific 
Economics & Market Analysis

Citigroup 

Mr Sian Goh
Managing Director, Head of Research & Strategy
Dymon Asia Capital

MODERATOR
Mr Heng Koon How, CAIA

Head of Markets Strategy, Executive Director
Global Economics and Markets Research
United Overseas Bank

Closing Remarks by AFMF Chairperson

4.50pm – 5.00pm

Mr Leng Hoe Lon
Chairperson of AFMF 2022 Organising Committee

Cocktail Session

5.00pm to 6.45pm

Guest of Honour

Mr Alvin Tan

Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry

AFMF 2022 Speakers

Mr Samuel Koh

Deputy President,
FMAS
Head of Global Treasury International
OCBC Bank Ltd

Mr Bilal Hafeez

Founder and CEO
Macro Hive

Ms Chitra Hepburn

Managing Director and Head of ESG & Climate APAC
MSCI

Mr Chuan Jin Fong

Managing Director and Head of Asia Sales
GSR

Mr David Dredge

CIO, CEO and Director
Convex Strategies Pte Ltd

Dr David Smith

Senior Investment Director
Aberdeen

Ms Esther An

Chief Sustainability Officer
City Developments Limited (CDL)

Mr Francis Phuang

Director, eFX Sales
UBS Investment Bank

Mr Heng Koon How, CAIA

Head of Markets Strategy, Executive Director
Global Economics and Markets Research

United Overseas Bank

Mr Jimmy Lim

CEO and CIO
Modular Asset Management

Ms Johanna Chua

Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis
Citigroup

Mr John Lagman

APAC Crypto & FX Workflow Specialist & Strategy Lead (Cash & Derivatives)
Bloomberg L.P

Ms Judy Hsu

Chief Executive Officer
Consumer, Private and Business Banking

Standard Chartered Bank

Mr Leng Hoe Lon

Chairperson
AFMF 2022 Organising Committee
Global Head of FX Flow, FX Forwards Trading and EFX
Nomura Singapore

Mr Li Zhen

Deputy Head, FX Derivatives Trading and Structuring
DBS Bank Ltd

Mr Lutfey Siddiqi

Visiting Professor-in-Practice (IDEAS), Board of Systemic Risk Centre, Emeritus Governor
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Mr Projit Chatterjee, CFA

Senior Equity Specialist, Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific Equities, Managing Director
UBS Global Asset Management

Ms Oi-Yee Choo

Chief Executive Officer
ADDX

Ms Rae Deng

Head of Growth Programs
Parity Technologies

Ms Shervin Lee

Investment Solutions, OCBC Global Treasury
OCBC Bank Ltd

Mr Sian Goh

Managing Director, Head of Research & Strategy
Dymon Asia Capital

Mr Steven Yankelson

Head of Sales, ASEAN
Bloomberg LP

Financial Markets Association of Singapore

Formed in 1972, we are the standard bearer for financial markets’ professionals in Singapore. Our history has been inextricably linked to Singapore’s emergence as a leading financial centre in the world.

Financial Markets Association of Singapore (formerly known as ACI Singapore) is affiliated to ACI – The Financial Markets Association (ACI FMA), a Paris-based global umbrella body of financial markets associations, ACI FMA, founded as Association Cambiste Internationale and has more than 11,000 international members worldwide in more than 60 countries, making it the largest international association in the wholesale financial markets and was founded in France in 1955 following an agreement between foreign exchange dealers in Paris and London. Singapore has always been an active participant in the ACI Global arena with elected representatives in the ACI FMA Standing Committees. Our Singapore Committee members have been elected to various global committees over the years and presently to the ACI FMA Board of Education.

The Association was officially renamed to Financial Markets Association of Singapore on 31st March 2021 to reflect a stronger focus on the domestic agenda and is still affiliated with ACI FMA. Our Executive Committee had recommended that the association should adopt a progressive mentality and refocus our efforts to promote the association’s key objective of fostering collaboration within the financial market ecosystem. This includes promoting and supporting all participants who supports the front office of financial market in Singapore, such as the treasury middle and back office, the risk and compliance professions and recognised market operators in the ecosystem. In addition, it was recommended to expand our membership criteria and allow these participants supporting the front office to join our membership. By allowing more support function role employees to join FMAS, they will in turn benefit from the association’s activities that includes improving standards, increase collaboration, education, networking and promote charity giving. All these add value to our industry as a whole.

Since the end of 2009, FMAS, in partnership with the Singapore Management University, had developed a Financial Markets training roadmap for Financial Markets professionals in the front, middle and back offices as a benchmark in training in that area. In the last couple of years, FMAS has taken training and development inhouse and is now recognised as a leading Financial Markets training provider in Singapore.  This underpins the FMAS’s commitment to the continuing education and professional development for our members and for the industry in Singapore.

As the Industry representative for Financial Markets professionals, FMAS is proud that for the past 27 years to have been able to raise over $12.6 million for the less fortunate in our society through our annual Charity Golf and Dinner event. This charity drive is now well recognised as a fixture in the annual calendar, and is widely and actively supported by our members, the dealing fraternity and financial institutions.

In 2021, FMAS would be organising the Asia Financial Markets Forum 2021, an event especially relevant to the treasury and markets function in banks, financial institutions and corporates who face major challenges in how to stay ahead of the ever-changing environment. COVID-19 has further accelerated the transition towards a more digital ecosystem and workforce and this makes it more important to have a Forum to share the information and progress in markets with all.  FMAS hopes that by establishing this as an annual forum, it would help to bring in the fraternity of top thought leaders and establishes lasting networking within our financial markets eco system.

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Mr Samuel Koh

Deputy President,
FMAS
Head of Global Treasury International
OCBC Bank Ltd

Mr Samuel Koh joined Global Treasury, OCBC Bank in April 2013. His current role is the Head of Global Treasury International. With more than thirty years of experience in the financial market, he has been a thought leader at various stages of the development in the emerging markets in Asia. He started his career with Citibank Singapore in 1990 and has worked in various capacities in Citibank, Pacific Asset Management and OCBC Bank in Singapore, as well as HSBC and Bank of China in Hong Kong.

During the span of his career, he was involved in the development and trading of Asian regional currencies Interest Rate and FX Derivatives. In 1998, he transacted the first interbank Singapore Dollar interest rate option contract. On top of that, he spends time training and mentoring the newer generations of financial market professionals across many countries.

He is the Deputy President of the Financial Markets Association of Singapore (previously known as ACI Singapore). Within the organisation, he promotes the welfare and education of financial market practitioners in Singapore. He was the Chairman of the ACI Charity Golf which raises funds for charity organisations in Singapore in 2007, 2008 and 2017. He was awarded the 2019 Institute of Banking and Finance, IBF Fellowship Award, recognising his contribution to the financial industry in Singapore.

Mr Koh holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University Australia.

Mr Bilal Hafeez

Founder and CEO
Macro Hive

Bilal Hafeez is the Founder and CEO of Macro Hive – a leading independent research firm. Prior to Macro Hive, Bilal was Global Head of International Fixed Income Strategy at Nomura between 2016 and 2019. Before that Bilal held various senior roles at Deutsche Bank between 2002 and 2015 including Head of Multi-Asset Research, Advisor to the CEO, Head of Asia Research in Singapore and Global Head of Foreign Exchange Research. Bilal started his career at J.P. Morgan in 1998. During his sell-side career, Bilal was rated #1 market strategist by Euromoney and Institutional Investor for most years between 2004 and 2013. He also pioneered FX investment and smart beta benchmarks. Academically, Bilal was an Honorary Visiting Professor of Finance at Cass Business School. He studied Economics at St Johns College, Cambridge. Bilal lives with wife, two children, seven cats, four chickens, a beehive and one dog.

Ms Chitra Hepburn

Managing Director and Head of ESG & Climate APAC
MSCI

As MSCI’s Head of APAC ESG & Climate, Chitra is based in Singapore and is responsible for the ESG Research business across the diverse region.

Chitra initially spent 15 years in Investment Banking, a number of those being in Project Finance in the Green Energy sector.

Following that, she focused on Cleantech Investments in China, followed by a few years in Corporate Development and ESG.

Chitra has lived and worked in 10 countries across APAC as well as Europe. Chitra was on the Board of Collective Responsibility and Green Initiatives for a number of years. Chitra holds an MSc in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics, which spurred her on to a Sustainability-focused career path.

Mr Chuan Jin Fong

Managing Director and Head of Asia Sales
GSR

Chuan Jin (CJ) Fong is a Managing Director and the Head of Asia Sales at GSR, one of the largest global digital assets market maker and trading shop. Before entering the crypto market CJ started his career on the trading floor in Hong Kong as a Fixed Income Structurer at Morgan Stanley before switching roles to head up Fixed Income Solutions for Morgan Stanley Private Bank in APAC. He also worked for Nomura Private Bank, where he focused on key client solutions in both public and private markets. CJ holds a double degree from Singapore Management University.

Mr David Dredge

CIO, CEO and Director
Convex Strategies Pte Ltd

David Dredge is CIO, CEO and a Director of Convex Strategies Pte Ltd. Mr Dredge fulfilled these same roles while managing the Fund under City Financial Investment Company Pte Ltd. Prior to joining City Financial Investment Company Pte Ltd, Mr. Dredge worked as Co-Chief Investment Officer at Fortress Investment Group LLC. Prior to joining Fortress in 2011, Mr. Dredge was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Artradis Fund Management in Singapore, where he was responsible for the non-equity aspects of their volatility based portfolio. Previously, Mr. Dredge built Asian and Global EM businesses for RBS/ABN AMRO Group and Bankers Trust. Prior to that he performed various trading roles for Bank of America in San Francisco, London, Singapore, Jakarta, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Mr. Dredge is a main committee member of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Markets Committee (SFEMC).

Mr. Dredge graduated from University of Utah with a degree in Finance and completed an MBA at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr David Smith

Senior Investment Director
Aberdeen

David Smith is a Senior Investment Director based in Singapore at abrdn, where he leads ESG research and integration across Asia. David heads the Asia Responsible Investing pod, which oversees the day-to-day running of the Asian Sustainable Development Equity Fund and is a member of the GEM Responsible Investing pod. He is also responsible for leading engagement with board members and management of abrdn’s investee companies in Asia. David spearheads our public advocacy on ESG issues, representing the company at leading international organisations dedicated to improving corporate best practice. He has appeared frequently at regional conferences and industry round tables and has written for various newspapers and professional publications globally.

Before joining the company in 2011, he worked for ISS as head of Asia (ex-Japan) research. David has a PhD in Corporate Governance and an MA in Corporate Strategy and Governance from the University of Nottingham and a BSc in Business Economics from the University of Wales. He is a CFA Charterholder.

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Ms Esther An

Chief Sustainability Officer
City Developments Limited (CDL)

A sustainability practitioner for over two decades, Esther published the first sustainability report in Singapore in 2008 and issued the first green bond by a Singapore company in 2017.   Conferred the 2018 SDG Pioneer for Green Infrastructure and A Low Carbon Economy by the UN Global Compact and named a G20 EMPOWER Advocate in 2022, Esther sits on the boards or advisory platforms of international organizations including:

  • Global Reporting Initiative
  • GRESB Foundation Board
  • World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board
  • UN PRI Real Estate Advisory Committee.

Esther also chairs the following Committees:

  • Singapore Sustainability Reporting Advisory Committee
  • Asia Pacific Real Estate Association’s ESG Committee
  • Urban Land Institute Singapore’s Sustainability Product Council
  • Vice-chair of the Singapore Institute of Directors’ ESG Committee

She founded Women4Green and Youth4Climate networks to empower women and youths to champion climate action and sustainable development. 

Mr Francis Phuang

Director, eFX Sales
UBS Investment Bank

Francis Phuang is Director, eFX Sales at UBS, and he is responsible for the investment bank’s eFX distribution strategy in APAC. He focuses on the management and distribution of eFX liquidity amongst financial intermediaries and institutions in the region. In addition, Francis champions the growth of electronic trading in FX Swaps and Precious Metals for UBS in APAC.

Mr Heng Koon How, CAIA

Head of Markets Strategy, Executive Director
Global Economics and Markets Research

United Overseas Bank

Koon How is the Head of Markets Strategy in the Global Economics and Markets Research team at UOB, where he formulates forecasts and market views for foreign exchange (FX), commodities and interest rates.

In addition to traditional FICC related research, Koon How has also focused increasingly on research and updates in the fast evolving digital assets space, including cryptocurrencies, various tokens as well as central bank digital currencies.

He has more than 25 years of financial markets experience across the key asset classes. Fluent in English and Mandarin, Koon How actively participates in various investment seminars across the Asia Pacific region and is a regular commentator in key local and international print and broadcast media.

Prior to joining UOB in 2017, Koon How was a senior FX strategist at a Swiss private bank covering the Asia Pacific region. He also worked in various global financial institutions in areas such as FX options sales, derivatives advisory and commodities structuring.

Koon How graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Chemical Engineering. In 2009, he was awarded the Financial Sector Development Fund postgraduate scholarship from the Monetary Authority of Singapore to attend the Yale-Singapore Management University Masters of Science in Wealth Management programme. Koon How is also a certified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. In 2020, Koon How attended the Cryptocurrency on-line course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and in 2021, Koon How completed the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.

Mr Jimmy Lim

CEO and CIO
Modular Asset Management

Mr. Lim, a recognized leading Asian macro investor for more than a decade, has over 20 years of trading and investing experience. He is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Modular Asset Management (MAM), a multi-strategy macro hedge fund investing in Asia. Prior to launching MAM, Mr. Lim served as Asia Macro Portfolio Manager at Millennium Capital Management (Singapore), where he managed a $600M portfolio. While at Millennium, Mr. Lim developed an investment and research team with sector specialization within Asian markets. In addition, he developed and refined proprietary trading tools to support and enhance the specialized expertise of the team. Prior to that, Mr. Lim was Asia Macro Portfolio Manager at BlueCrest Capital Management (Geneva and Singapore), where he developed his investment strategy and built out an investment team. Prior to his tenure at BlueCrest, Mr. Lim was CIO, Executive Director and Head of Asia Ex-Japan Macro Trading at JPMorgan. Before that, he served as Regional Head for FX and Rate market making for G10 and Asian currencies for Lehman Brothers (Tokyo and Singapore). He began his career as an FX trader at Standard Chartered and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore.

Ms Johanna Chua

Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis
Citigroup

Johanna is a Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis at Citigroup. Based in Hong Kong since 2000, she oversees overall economic research across Asia-Pacific, including China, India, Korea, ASEAN, frontier Asian markets, as well as developed economies like Japan and Australia. Previously, Johanna was the Chief Asia Emerging Markets Trading Strategist (Fixed Income, Commodities and Currencies), and the Asia Sovereign Fixed Income Analyst prior to 2009.

Johanna ranked number 1 for three years in-a-row among Asia economists in the Global Fixed Income Institutional Investor (II) for 2019, 2020 and 2021, and her team ranked #1 in 2021 and #2 in 2020 and 2019 for the same survey. Her team ranked #2 in the equity-focused Asia-Pacific II in 2019, runner up in 2020 and #3 in 2021. She has been consistently ranked at the top of various fixed income surveys by The Asset, FinanceAsia and Eleonora (for European investors) for several years throughout her career.

Johanna has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of the Philippines.

Mr John Lagman

APAC Crypto & FX Workflow Specialist & Strategy Lead (Cash & Derivatives)
Bloomberg L.P

John has worked at Bloomberg for 8 years. He currently runs Crypto & FX Business strategy in APAC. His role is to see new trends, market structure, products etc.. in order to help our Product Managers and R&D create the right FX & Crypto tools for our clients. He runs a popular Crypto webinar series and routinely speaks & works as a moderator for Bloomberg and Association events. Prior to Bloomberg John ran FX Options Trading desks since the 90’s, from large global banks to Asian Regional Banks, before transitioning to the Macro Hedge Fund industry. Hence he has a strong focus in Derivatives (Crypto and FX).

Ms Judy Hsu

Chief Executive Officer
Consumer, Private and Business Banking

Standard Chartered Bank

Judy was appointed CEO, Consumer, Private and Business Banking (CPBB) in January 2021 and has been a member of the Group Management Team since 2018.

Judy’s banking career spans more than 30 years having held various leadership roles in Asia with global, regional and country responsibilities. She has deep experience in retail banking, wealth management and in developing affluent client strategies and is passionate about building diverse teams to drive resilience, adaptability and innovation.

Judy joined Standard Chartered in 2009 as Global Head of Wealth Management where she led the strategic development and management of wealth management products, investment strategy and advisory services for the Bank. In 2015, Judy was appointed CEO, Singapore, the second highest performance contributor to the Group. In 2018, Judy was appointed Regional CEO, ASEAN and South Asia (ASA). Under her leadership, ASA delivered significant improvement in returns, grew its client base, especially in the affluent segment, and made great strides in helping our clients capture unique opportunities in many of the global and regional trade routes, promoting economic and social development in some of the most exciting and dynamic markets in our network. Prior to joining the Bank, Judy spent 18 years at Citibank.

Judy is serving as a board member of the Urban Redevelopment Authority and Workforce Singapore. She was appointed to the board of CapitaLand Investment Limited as an Independent Director in July 2021.

Mr Leng Hoe Lon

Chairperson
AFMF 2022 Organising Committee
Global Head of FX Flow, FX Forwards Trading and EFX
Nomura Singapore

Mr. Leng Hoe Lon is Global Head of FX Flow, FX Forwards Trading and EFX at Nomura Singapore. He also leads Nomura’s Cross Markets proprietary trading business in Asia.

Hoe Lon has 25 years of experience in trading and investing in financial markets. He started his career at Deutsche Bank, followed by trading roles across Asia and London with JP Morgan, ABN AMRO, Goldman Sachs, and Tudor Capital. Prior to joining Nomura, Hoe Lon was Head of Financial Markets (Singapore, Brunei and Australia) and Head of Macro Trading (ASEAN and South Asia) at Standard Chartered Bank.

In addition to his sellside and buyside experience, Hoe Lon has been a founder, advisor, and investor of various startups in Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Blockchain. He has published two books: Decrypted – A Financial Trader’s Take on Cryptocurrency and Deflated – How To Find Your Footing in a Shaky Blockchain Investment World.

Hoe Lon earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Warwick, and he is a CFA charterholder.

Mr Li Zhen

Deputy Head, FX Derivatives Trading and Structuring
DBS Bank Ltd

Li Zhen is Deputy Head of FX Derivatives Trading and Structuring for Treasury & Markets at DBS Bank. He has over a decade of trading and portfolio management experience in various G7 and Asian EM FX Derivatives markets. Li Zhen also leads the team for FX solutions and product structuring. In addition, Li Zhen is responsible for DBS FX Derivatives pricing engine and digital distribution solution.

Mr Lutfey Siddiqi

Visiting Professor-in-Practice (IDEAS), Board of Systemic Risk Centre, Emeritus Governor
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Lutfey Siddiqi is a Visiting Professor-in-Practice at the London School of Economics where he also sits on the advisory boards of the Systemic Risk Centre, the foreign policy think-tank LSE IDEAS, and the Inclusion Initiative in the Behavioural Science department. He is an Emeritus Governor of LSE and a former member of LSE investment committee.

Concurrently, he is an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore and advisory board member at the centre for governance and sustainability, NUS Business School.

He is a member of the governing board of UWC Atlantic College, Wales and a former member of the governing board of New City College Group, England.

Lutfey is a member of the World Economic Forum global future council on fiscal and monetary policy, having previously served on the councils for inclusive finance, capital markets, and infrastructure investment.

He was previously Global Head of Emerging Markets for Foreign Exchange, Rates & Credit at UBS Investment Bank where he was also the founding head of UBS Knowledge Network. Prior to that, he worked at Barclays and Deutsche bank in both London and Singapore.

Mr Projit Chatterjee, CFA

Senior Equity Specialist, Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific Equities, Managing Director
UBS Global Asset Management

Projit Chatterjee is a Senior Equity Specialist within the Emerging Markets and Asia-Pacific Equities team. He has primary responsibility for overall product positioning and development of Emerging Markets and Asian equity strategies, as well as marketing and communication of these strategies to existing and prospective clients globally.
He is a member of the Emerging Markets Equity Strategy Committee and is based in Singapore.
Projit joined UBS in 1997 as a Corporate Finance Analyst with UBS Investment Bank in Mumbai, India. In 1999, he moved to UBS Asset Management in Zurich to work in Strategic Projects, International Fund Marketing. In Zurich, Projit held various roles in the areas of strategic business development, business management and investment solutions. He also led an acquisition project in the Indian market.

Ms Oi-Yee Choo

Chief Executive Officer
ADDX

Oi-Yee is CEO of ADDX, Asia’s largest private market exchange. She has 20 years of capital raising and M&A advisory experience.

Before joining ADDX in January 2020, Oi-Yee was with UBS for 6 years, where she was Head of Investment Banking for UBS Singapore. She joined UBS from Morgan Stanley, where she was Head of Singapore Investment Banking. Prior to Morgan Stanley, she ran the Southeast Asia real estate investment banking franchise for Nomura Singapore. She started her investment banking career with Citigroup, covering Singapore corporate and real estate clients.

Between 2006 and 2008, Oi-Yee was Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, for Parkway Holdings, the largest healthcare company in Asia, and helped create the Parkway Life REIT.

Oi-Yee graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy. She also has a Master of Business Administration from Manchester Business School.

Ms Rae Deng

Head of Growth Programs
Parity Technologies

Rae Deng currently heads up Growth Programs at Parity Technologies for the Polkadot Ecosystem. Prior to this role, she spent five years in the crypto venture capital space as an investor, most recently as a General Partner at the UOB-Signum Blockchain Fund.

Before crypto, she was a senior advisor to boards at listed companies in Asia on ESG issues and hostile takeover defence strategies. She started her career in Washington D.C. where she was involved in commercial diplomacy.

Ms Shervin Lee

Investment Solutions, OCBC Global Treasury
OCBC Bank Ltd

Shervin joined OCBC Bank in 2021 under the Graduate Talent Programme, which was developed for outstanding graduates to give their careers a head-start by providing a solid foundation in the banking and financial services industry. She is now a fixed income specialist with the Investment Solutions team in OCBC Global Treasury. Having graduated from the National University of Singapore with a BSc. (Hons) in Business Analytics in 2021, with a specialisation in Financial Analytics, Shervin is passionate about the future of finance and technology. She gained exposure to the private wealth management space through her time with the investment advisory team in Bank of Singapore.

Mr Sian Goh

Managing Director, Head of Research & Strategy
Dymon Asia Capital

Sian is Head of Research & Strategy at Dymon Asia Multi-Strategy Investment Fund. Since joining Dymon, Sian has been both a Strategist for the Macro Fund and a portfolio manager focused on Macro Equity Long/Short. Prior to Dymon Asia, Sian was an Associate Director at Abax Global Capital focused Asian Long/Short Equity and Special Situations Investments. He has worked in London, New York and Hong Kong as an Investment Banker and Lawyer with Merrill Lynch, UBS and Goldman Sachs and Allen & Overy focused on Global Mergers & Acquisitions. Sian graduated with First Class Honors LL.M from Cambridge University and Second Class (First Division) Honors LL.B. from Bristol University.

Mr Steven Yankelson
Head of Sales, ASEAN
Bloomberg LP

 

Steven Yankelson is Head of Sales, ASEAN at Bloomberg, the global business and financial data, news and analytics leader. Based in Singapore, he oversees business development and key customer relationships across 11 markets in the ASEAN region.

Prior to relocating to Singapore, Steven spent three years in London as Head of Enterprise Sales for Bloomberg in emerging markets across Europe, including Eastern Europe, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Russia and the CIS. In this role, he was responsible for a 50-strong sales team, serving 2200 firms, across 37 countries.
Steven has held various roles with Bloomberg since joining the company in 2007. He started his career in Global Customer Support and Analytics, prior to moving to the sales organization, and has supported numerous clients over the years, ensuring that they have the best experience with Bloomberg.

Steven graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Economics and Politics.

 

Ms Ava Soh

Ava Soh is a 16 year old teenager keen on making a change in the world through art. She owns a brand called Daughters of the Revolution, aimed at empowering the next generation of 21st century heroines through self love. Most recently, she created a wearable NFT with the hand drawn visual of a young girl defiantly painting the Ukrainian flag, to raise funds for the conflict. Today, she would like to share her story, and her thoughts on digital assets moving forward