SGX AUDITORIUM
SGX Centre 1 Level 2

Asia's Financial Markets
in the Next Decade

GUEST OF HONOUR

Mr Leong Sing Chiong,
Deputy Managing Director (Markets and Development),
Monetary Authority of Singapore

ORGANISED BY

About AFMF

The Asia Financial Markets Forum (AFMF) is organised by the Financial Markets Association of Singapore (FMAS) and is especially relevant to the treasury and markets professionals in banks, financial institutions and hedge funds who face a major challenge on how to stay ahead of the game.

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 Global Markets
  • Research, Market Strategists and Analysts
  • Senior Managers of Treasury Trading and Electronic Trading
  • Market Makers in FX, Fixed Income and Derivatives
  • Investment and Hedge Fund Managers
  • Asset Managers and Portfolio Managers
  • Market Strategists and 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

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Organising Committee

Mr Leng Hoe Lon

Chairperson
AFMF 2024 Organising Committee
Global Head of FX Flow & EM Linear Rates Trading Global Markets, AEJ
Nomura Singapore

Ms Eileen Chia

Deputy Chairperson
AFMF 2024 Organising Committee

Mr Lee Beng Hong

Treasurer
AFMF 2024 Organising Committee
Senior Managing Director
Head of Wholesale Markets & Platforms

SGX Group

Mr Kenneth Kan

Programme Curator
AFMF 2024 Organising Committee
Managing Partner & Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Dymon Asia Capital

Mr Chuan Jin Fong

Managing Director and
Head of APAC & EMEA Sales

GSR

Mr Jimmy Poh

Managing Director
Global ALM

OCBC Bank

Mr John Ho

Head, Legal, Financial Markets
Standard Chartered Bank

Mr Kevin Burke

Chief Executive Officer
JB Drax Honore, Asia Pacific

Mr Rohit Verma

Group Head – Post Trade, Asia Pacific, Markets
LSEG

Ms Ping Tan

Managing Director, Global Head of EFX Liquidity, Product & Governance Head of Asia EFX & Transactional FX Trading Global Markets, FICC Trading
Bank of America

Mr Ravichandran

Managing Director
Financial Markets Association of Singapore

Ms Sneha Sanghvi

Head of Institutional Investors, FIG
Institutional Banking Group
DBS Bank Ltd

Programme

Thursday, 19 Sep 2024

Conference

2pm to 6pm

Registration starts
at 1.30pm.
Reception

6.30pm to10.30pm

* Programme is subject to change

Event Opening by FMAS President

2.00pm – 2.05pm

Mr Jacky Tai
President, FMAS
Managing Director,
Group Head of Trading & Structuring
Treasury & Markets
DBS Bank Ltd

Welcome Speech by AFMF 2024 Chairperson

2.10pm – 2.15pm

Mr Leng Hoe Lon
Chairperson, AFMF 2024 Organising Committee
Global Head of FX Flow & EM Linear Rates Trading
Global Markets, AEJ
Nomura Singapore

Fireside Chat with Guest-of-Honour

2.20pm – 3.00pm

Mr Leong Sing Chiong
Deputy Managing Director
(Markets and Development),
Monetary Authority of Singapore

Moderator
Mr Heng Koon How 
Head of Markets Strategy,
Executive Director
Global Economics and Markets Research
UOB

Tea Break

3.00pm – 3.25pm

Fireside Chat 2

3.30pm – 4.15pm

Fireside Chat 3

4.20pm – 5.10pm

Fireside Chat 4

5.15pm – 6.00pm

Closing Remarks

6.05pm – 6.15pm

Reception

6.30pm

SOSPIRI
2 Central Blvd, #07-02 IOI Central Boulevard Towers,
Singapore 018916

* Programme is subject to change

Venue

Conference

SGX AUDITORIUM

SGX Centre 1 Level 2 Singapore 068804
Reception

SOSPIRI

2 Central Blvd, #07-02 IOI Central Boulevard Towers, Singapore 018916

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 Leong Sing Chiong

Deputy Managing Director
(Markets and Development),
Monetary Authority of Singapore

Our Speakers

Mr Jacky Tai

President,
FMAS
Managing Director,
Group Head of Trading & Structuring Treasury & Markets

DBS Bank Ltd

Mr Leng Hoe Lon

Chairperson
AFMF 2024 Organising Committee
Global Head of FX Flow & EM Linear Rates Trading Global Markets, AEJ
Nomura Singapore

Mr Heng Koon How

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

United Overseas Bank

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 8,000 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, Working Regulatory Committee, Investment Committee, and Women’s Committee hence having the biggest representation from Asia to the ACI working committees.

Our Singapore Association was officially renamed to Financial Markets Association of Singapore (FMAS) on 31st March 2021 to reflect a stronger focus on the domestic agenda while still affiliated to global ACI FMA entity. FMAS Executive Committee had recommended that the association adopts a progressive mentality and refocus our efforts to promote the association’s key objective of fostering collaboration within the financial market ecosystem within Singapore. 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 professionals 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 fundraising initiatives, with a clear mandate to add value to our industry as a whole.

Since the end of 2009, FMAS, first 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 in training in that area. But since 2019, FMAS has taken the training and development in-house and is now recognised as a key Financial Markets training provider in Singapore. This underpins FMAS’s commitment to continuing education and professional development for our members and the financial markets industry in Singapore.

As the Industry representative for Financial Markets professionals, FMAS is proud that for the past 31 years to have been able to raise over $14.6 million for the less fortunate in our society through our annual Charity fundraising initiatives. All funds raised is distributed from the FMAS Trampoline Fund through a grant call. This charity drive is now well recognised as a fixture in the annual calendar, and is widely and actively supported by our members and the wider financial markets fraternity.

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Mr Leng Hoe Lon

Chairperson
AFMF 2024 Organising Committee
Global Head of FX Flow & EM Linear Rates Trading Global Markets, AEJ
Nomura Singapore

Mr. Leng Hoe Lon is Global Head of FX Flow & EM Linear Rates Trading Global Markets, AEJ 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 Lee Beng Hong

Treasurer
AFMF 2024 Organising Committee
Senior Managing Director
Head of Wholesale Markets & Platforms

SGX Group

As the Head of Wholesale Markets & Platforms, Mr Lee Beng Hong spearheads the growth and development of the Group’s off-exchange marketplace and cutting-edge technology services, in the areas of digitalisation and automation.

Mr Lee leads the Group’s platform technology, including its global leading electronic FX trading workflow platforms BidFX and MaxxTrader, and oversees the Group’s strategic investments in Trading Technologies, Trumid and Marketnode.

He has management responsibility for SGX CurrencyNode, the Group’s FX electronic communication network and Energy Market Company, the market operator of the National Electricity Market of Singapore. He also heads up SGX’s fixed income business, from origination, listing to trading.

Mr Lee joined the Group on 1 August 2019 to spearhead its fixed income, currencies and commodities business, as part of SGX Group’s efforts to build scale in multiple asset classes. Under his leadership, the Group’s FX business
expanded substantially beyond FX derivatives to include FX technology and workflow solutions.

With over 20 years of experience in financial markets, Mr Lee held various senior roles in Deutsche Bank, specialising in Asian FICC trading, structuring, sales and coverage. He most recently led Deutsche Bank’s financing and solutions group for North Asia, in addition to his responsibilities as Executive Vice President of Deutsche Bank China and Head of Global Markets, China.

He started his career in Deutsche Bank Singapore, where he managed rates and FX trading books across G3 and Asian markets.

Mr Lee holds a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, as well as a Master of Engineering (Civil) from National University of Singapore.

Mr Kenneth Kan

Programme Curator
AFMF 2024 Organising Committee
Managing Partner & Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Dymon Asia Capital

Mr. Kenneth Kan is the Managing Partner and Deputy CEO at Dymon Asia Capital. With extensive experience in trading and portfolio management, he joined Dymon Asia in 2012 and has since played a vital role in the firm’s growth.

As Deputy CEO, Mr. Kan focuses on human and investor capital, overseeing the Business Development department, ESG efforts, Investor Relations, Human Resources, Communications, CSR, and Office Administration.

Mr. Kan’s industry involvement extends beyond his role at Dymon Asia. He serves on the Exco of the Financial Markets Association of Singapore (FMAS), where he also chairs the Education sub-committee. Furthermore, he actively participates in three working groups initiated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS): the Human Resources Industry Group, the Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee and the Financial Sector Tripartite Committee. He is also a valued member of the SBAI ESG working group and holds the distinction of being an IBF Fellow.

Outside of his professional roles, Mr. Kan contributes to non-profit organizations as a board member of The Majurity Trust, Ray of Hope, and the Children’s Museum of Singapore. He graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Finance).

Through his leadership and expertise, Mr. Kenneth Kan continues to make a significant impact in the financial sector and the community.

Mr Chuan Jin Fong

Managing Director and
Head of APAC & EMEA Sales

GSR

Chuan Jin (CJ) Fong is a Managing Director and the Head of APAC & EMEA Sales at GSR, one of the largest global digital assets market makers 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 Jimmy Poh

Managing Director
Global ALM

OCBC Bank

Mr. Jimmy Poh joined OCBC in 2010 and is a member of OCBC Global Markets Division’s management team. In addition, he leads the Interest Rate Management team in Singapore and oversees the Global Balance Sheet Management (BSM) team across multiple centres. Prior to his current role, Mr. Poh was the Head of Greater China Trading and later for North Asia Trading at OCBC, where he played a pivotal role in expanding the bank’s presence in China.

With a career spanning since 1994, Mr. Poh has gained valuable and extensive working experience in global banks, starting with Bank of America in Singapore, followed by positions at Bank of Nova Scotia and Lehman Brothers in Tokyo. He then returned to Singapore and worked with Dresdner, Standard Chartered, and finally OCBC Bank. This extensive experience has not only equipped him with the necessary skills to effectively lead, but also a deep understanding of global financial market operations.

Mr. Poh holds a double degree in Computer Science (BSc) and Economics (BA) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Master’s degree in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Australia. He is passionate about leveraging data-driven decision-making processes and advocating for the digitalization of financial assets.

Mr John Ho

Head, Legal, Financial Markets
Standard Chartered Bank

John Ho is the Global Head of Legal, Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Bank (“SCB”), overseeing and providing legal advisory, transactional and documentation support for Financial Markets (FM) business globally for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), its branches and affiliates. Mr Ho is a member of Regulatory Working Group of the ACI FMA. Mr. Ho is also the co-chair of (1) the ISDA South East Asia Legal and Regulatory Committee and (2) the ISDA Asia Pacific ESG Working group.

Mr Ho is on the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB’s) Taskforce on the Legal, Regulatory and Supervisory Frameworks, GFMA Artificial Intelligence (AI) Steering Group, and the FIA Asia Pacific Advisory Board. Mr. Ho is also the co-chair of (1) the ISDA South East Asia Legal and Regulatory Committee and (2) the ISDA Asia Pacific ESG Working group. Mr. Ho is a member of the panel of experts of P.R.I.M.E. Finance, the financial markets dispute resolution service based in The Hague.

He is an active participant in the industry’s Fintech events and is a public speaker on topics such as Central Bank Digital Currencies, Blockchain, Digital Assets, Financial Markets, Sustainability and Regulatory Reforms. He serves as a mentor to startups and co-authored a publication from the World Economic Forum called The Digital Currency Governance Consortium Whitepaper, published in November 2021. He is a also mentor for the UK FCA Sustainability TechSprint, FCA Digital Sandbox, R3 and LongHash.

Prior to joining SCB, Mr. Ho was the Managing Director Principal in the legal department of Bear Stearns (Japan), Ltd (“Bear Stearns”) where he supported the Asia franchise (including Tokyo, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, India and South-east Asia) from January 2003 to August 2008 covering various structured products and derivatives including equity derivatives, credit derivatives, fixed income and commodities.

Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Mr. Ho worked as Asia equity counsel for Lehman Brothers in Tokyo with experience dealing in convertibles, options, warrants, delta one products and other types of equity derivatives transactions, equity finance and equity capital markets.

He is qualified as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore since 1995 and he received his law degree from the National University of Singapore.

 

Mr Kevin Burke

Chief Executive Officer
JB Drax Honore, Asia Pacific

Kevin is the Chief Executive Officer for JB Drax Honore (JBDH) in Asia Pacific, JBDH is a world leading specialist riskless principal agency across a wide range of listed financial and financing products. With over 32 years experience covering Asia Pacific, 25 years of which based in the region, Kevin has held a number of global and regional sales management roles within investment banking.

Extensive experience of multiple client channels across asset management, wealth management & corporate coverage for both investment banking and transaction banking products.

He holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Toxicology and Pharmacology with First Class Honours from the School of Pharmacy, University of London, & an M.Sc in Management (Industrial Relations) from the University of Oxford.

Kevin served on the Executive Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore for 5 years, is an advisory Board Member for the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) in Asia, and a Singapore Board member for the education charity U-Go, helping ambitious and promising young women in low-income countries to pursue higher education.

He was awarded an OBE – Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2024 Kings New Year Honours awards for services to charities and philanthropy.

Mr Rohit Verma

Group Head – Post Trade, Asia Pacific, Markets
LSEG

Rohit Verma is responsible for driving LSEG Markets’ continued growth in the region.

Rohit has over 20 years’ experience in the derivatives, prime brokerage, and risk management space. Before joining LCH in 2021, he spent nine years in senior strategic roles at Citi,
including Head of Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage in APAC. During his tenure, Rohit also represented Citi at various Asian exchange risk committees and workgroups. Prior to this, he was Deutsche Bank’s APAC Head of Risk Management, overseeing market and counterparty risk management for their asset management business.

Rohit holds an MBA in Finance from the National University of Singapore and is FRM certified. He also sits on the Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee.

Ms Ping Tan

Managing Director, Global Head of EFX Liquidity, Product & Governance Head of Asia EFX & Transactional FX Trading Global Markets, FICC Trading
Bank of America

Ping Tan is a Managing Director at Bank of America (BofA). She heads the Asia EFX & Asia Transactional FX trading teams based out of Singapore, with global oversight of the principal EFX traders managing risks for the electronic FX franchise. Besides her trading risk mandate, she is also responsible for product development strategy across Global FX & Emerging Markets, including EFX to continue expanding BofA’s electronic offering, in addition to overseeing all regulatory and governance-related matters for EFX business globally.

Ping joined the BofA Singapore office in 2004 as an Emerging Markets FX trader before being posted to the London office in 2006 and established the EFX trading desk operation globally in 2007. She relocated to Hong Kong office in October 2015 to and had the opportunity to move back to the Singapore office in May 2022 on the back of her expanded global role into Product Strategy.

Beyond her day job, Ping is heavily involved in various D&I initiatives at the firm including BofA Philanthropy Committees in Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as past leadership roles chairing the APAC FICC Employee Engagement Committee, co-chair of Hong Kong Parents & Caregivers Network, APAC Women Leadership Council, Global Markets Campus Committee, and proud recipient of 2016 Global Volunteer Award. Outside the firm, she sits on FMAS (formerly ACI Singapore) Executive Committee and chairs the Women@FMAS sub-committee, represents FMAS in the Global ACI Women in Global Markets sub-committee.

Ping graduated from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy.

Mr Ravichandran

Managing Director,
Financial Markets Association of Singapore

Ravi started his career in the financial markets as a broker followed by a couple of years’ stint in Tokyo. In 1994, Ravi joined HSBC’s Global Markets sales team in Singapore where he worked for twelve years covering execution flow in treasury products before joining Traditions to establish the THB IRS Desk. In 2006, Ravi joined SCB Singapore to cover the SEA Financial Institutions and Central Banks on flow execution and soon after, headed the bank’s sales desk. Ravi has always dedicated himself in building lasting relationships in Singapore and in the region.

In 2019, Ravi joined FMAS as the Managing Director, spearheading the association’s mandate for its members’ networking, education courses as well as mooting of the Asia Financial Market Forum. Ravi is also a member of ACI FMA Global Board of Education. Most importantly, Ravi is very proud and passionate about being part of the committee, instrumental in setting up the FMAS Trampoline Fund in 2020, an annual charity fundraising initiative of FMAS with more than 31 years of legacy

Ms Sneha Sanghvi

Head of Institutional Investors, FIG
Institutional Banking Group
DBS Bank Ltd

Sneha joined DBS in 2022 as the Head of Institutional Investors within the FIG team in the Institutional Banking Group. Her responsibilities include coverage of NBFIs such as real money managers, sovereign wealth funds and hedge funds.She leads a team of specialists providing financing, investment and other banking products and is based in Singapore. Prior to this, she was the Head of Financial Markets, Asia for Westpac Banking Corporation where she was responsible for Westpac’s trading, sales and structuring activities across Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange and Commodities in dealing with corporate and institutional clients.

Sneha is actively engaged in the financial markets community through representation at the Executive Committee of FMAS, Singapore. She is a passionate advocate for about diversity and inclusion within financial markets.

Mr Jacky Tai

President,
FMAS
Managing Director,
Group Head of Trading & Structuring Treasury & Markets

DBS Bank Ltd

Jacky Tai is the Group Head of Trading & Structuring for Global Financial Markets at DBS Bank. Assuming this role since 2018, Jacky has been responsible for the management of trading, market making, product structuring and risk warehousing activities across asset classes regionally.

He joined Treasury & Markets at DBS in 1999 and was tasked to build up DBS Greater China trading operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. In addition to driving business outcomes, the teams in Greater China have also won many awards and accolades in local and derivatives markets from Asian Risk, Global Finance, Banker, and other leading market intelligence under Jacky’s stewardship.

An avid innovator and market pioneer, Jacky has also represented DBS Hong Kong, Singapore, and China in public forums and associations initiated by regulators such as the Hong Kong Treasury Market Association committee, ACI, ASFIMA task force, China QFII, Singapore RQFII, FX Global Code, Blue Book, China Bond Connect. Most recently, he was appointed as President of the Financial Markets Association of Singapore in January 2024 and previously held the role of Treasurer since 2021. Jacky is also a strong believer in embracing Asian connectivity and digitalisation for the advancement of financial markets. He was recently conferred the Singapore IBF Fellow Award in Financial Markets in 2022.

Before joining DBS Bank, Jacky was Head of Asian Derivatives Trading at Dresdner Bank AG. He has also worked at Nomura, and JP Morgan in Hong Kong, Singapore, and New York.
 
Jacky graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

Mr Heng Koon How

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

United Overseas Bank

Koon How is the Head of Markets Strategy, Global Economics and Markets Research at UOB, where he leads the in-house team to formulate forecasts and house views for Foreign Exchange (FX), commodities and interest rates. Koon How focuses on advising key clients across Wholesale Banking, Global Markets, Corporate and Financial Institution segments throughout the ASEAN region. In addition to his main role, Koon How is concurrently a member of UOB’s Blockchain and Digital Asset (BCDA) taskforce, focusing on research in the fast evolving blockchain and digital assets space, including asset tokenization as well as Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC).

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 has worked in various global financial institutions and private banks in areas such as FX strategy, 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 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and in 2021, Koon How completed the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.

Mr Eric Tan

Head of Marketing, ASEAN, ANZ and South Asia,
Bloomberg L.P.

Eric is a curious marketer who had the privilege to enable brands and businesses achieve tangible results for more than 20 years. He prefers to think without boxes and believes in continuous learning. He also still harbours hope to be a professional footballer one day.

Mr Jack Loh

Head of Corporate Sector Coverage, APAC
ING Bank N.V. Singapore Branch

Jack was appointed as Head of Corporate Sector Coverage, APAC in 2022 overseeing a team of 200+ Sales professionals throughout the ING Wholesale Bank network. He joined ING in September 2011 and served as Head of Financial Markets, Hong Kong, and Regional Head of Client Solutions Group, before assuming the Head of Asia Sales role in 2015.

Jack started in the banking industry in 1993. Prior to ING, Jack was a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley where he joined in 2005 and headed the Regional Corporate Sales and solutions businesses. He also worked at JPMorgan Chase in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore for 8 years in various cross-assets roles covering institutional investors and corporates.

Jack holds a MS degree from Stanford University and a BS from The Ohio State University.

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 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.