Asia Financial Markets Forum 2021

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About AFMF 2021

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.

Who Will Attend the Hybrid 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 Hybrid 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

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

Benefits of Sponsoring

Expand your networks and profile your brand to some of the industry’s most influential decision-makers. Sponsorship provides a truly global brand presence and offers direct access to the key leaders and market makers from the world’s leading financial institutions.

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

Day 1

Programme

WED, 27 OCT 2021

2pm – 5.30pm

Registration Starts at 1.30pm

Event Opening by FMAS President

1.00pm – 1.55pm

Registration

2.00pm – 2.05pm

Mr Andrew Ng 
President, Financial Markets Association of Singapore

Fireside Chat with Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies

2.05pm – 2.45pm

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies

Moderator:
Ms Haslinda Amin
Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia, Bloomberg News

Panel 1: 55 mins

Post Pandemic Drivers of Financial Markets

2.45pm – 3.40pm

In 2021, as the world recovers from COVID, market participants are anxiously awaiting the start of the tapering of the quantitative easing by the Central banks and are fearful of inflation. What are the flashpoints and how can the Central banks around the world exit QE without hurting the fledgling recovery in the world economies? What will be the impact on emerging markets and can they withstand the shock? Do we expect the structural tensions between the two superpowers of US and China to resurface? What form will it take and what are the flashpoints for the tension to emerge. What are some of the smart ways that investors can position for the upcoming trends?

Panelists:
Mr Danny Yong
CEO and CIO
Dymon Asia Capital
 

Ms Liew Tzu-Mi
Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income
GIC

Mr Ng Kok Song
Founding Partner and Chairman
Avanda Investment Management

Moderator:
Mr Heng Koon How
Head of Markets Strategy, Executive Director, Global Economics and Markets Research
United Overseas Bank (UOB)

Panel 2: 55 mins

Disruptors of the Financial Markets Business of the Future – CBDCs and Cryptocurrencies

3.45pm – 4.40pm

Can we envisage a scenario where banks have little to no role in the markets as result of massive disintermediation by central banks or the technology companies? What is the likely impact of cryptocurrencies and CBDCs and what are the benefits and the pitfalls of this massive disruption?  A 2021 BIS survey of central banks found that 86% are actively researching the potential for CBDCs, 60% were experimenting with the technology and 14% were deploying pilot projects. Central banks are exploring whether CBDCs could help them achieve their public good objectives, such as safeguarding public trust in money, maintaining price stability, and ensuring safe and resilient payment systems and infrastructure.

Panelists:
Mr Adam Levinson

Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer
Graticule Asset Management Asia (GAMA)

Mr Darius Sit
Founder and CIO
QCP Capital,
Founder
Phillip Street Partners

Mr Henri Arslanian
Crypto Leader and Partner
PwC

Ms Rosie Hampson
Executive Director, Digital Assets Asia-Pacific 
Goldman Sachs

Moderator:
Ms Joanna Ossinger

Global Markets Editor
Bloomberg News

Panel 3: 55 mins

What’s next in Sustainability for Banks and Financial Services

4.45pm – 5.40pm

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 the needle? UN17 sustainable development goals have provided a framework but are boardrooms more reactive or proactive in the way they are approaching ESG? 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.

It is increasingly apparent that the world requires a carbon market of the highest international standards. To catalyse the development of new carbon credit projects, there is a need for more high-quality carbon credits and the active cross border trading of such credits to drive global price transparency. TSVCM estimates that market for carbon credits could be worth at least $50 billion by 2030. Singapore has announced plans to position itself as a hub for carbon services with the launch of Climate Impact X.

Can these trends drive a sustainable change in our industry?

Panelists:
Mr Chan Wai Shin

Climate Change Centre of Excellence Global Head of ESG Research
HSBC

Ms Eva Axxelsson
Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Group Sustainability
Saab AB

Ms Herry Cho
Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance
Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Mr Kamran Khan
Managing Director
Head of ESG for Asia Pacific

Moderator:
Mr Dan Murtagh 
Energy Reporter
Bloomberg News

Closing Session by Mr Bill Winters:
The Path Ahead for Asia’s Financial Markets

5.45pm – 5.50pm

Mr Bill Winters
Group Chief Executive,
Standard Chartered Bank

Closing Remarks by AFMF Chairperson

5.50pm – 6.00pm

Mr Samuel Koh
Chairperson, AFMF Organising Committee

Day 2

Programme

THU, 28 OCT 2021

2pm – 5.30pm

Registration Starts at 1.30pm

Opening Remarks by AFMF Chairperson

2.05pm – 2.15pm

Mr Samuel Koh
Chairperson, AFMF Organising Committee

Welcome Speech by Mr Steven Yankelson

2.25pm – 2.35pm

Mr Steven Yankelson 
Head of Sales, ASEAN,
Bloomberg LP

Panel 4: 55 mins

Long-term Sustainable Growth In Asia Capital Markets

2.35pm – 3.30pm

The US China structural tension is here to stay. But while the two giants spar with one another, how will Asia economies prosper? Do they tie their interest to either US or China? Who are the likely winners and losers in asset allocation by geography. What role will ASEAN and India play in driving growth in Asia?

On the product front, there has been a growth in equity and debt capital markets during the past 12 months to include new products such as IPOs for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), private investment in public equity or PIPEs, China’s bond markets including launch of Southbound Bond Connect and green bonds. Are we headed towards a democratisation of investments to expand financial inclusion?

Panelists:
Mr Ayan Sen
Founder and CIO
Navik Capital

Mr Stephen K. Chang
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
PIMCO

Ms Wee Wei Min
Managing Director, Global Head of Sales & Structuring, Global Treasury
OCBC Bank

Moderator:
Ms Becky Liu
Managing Director, Head, China Macro Strategy, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd

 

Panel 5: 45 mins

Delivering Innovation in the Capital Markets Through Data and AI and Process Efficiency

3.35pm – 4.20pm

The capital markets industry has been changing over the last few years but not fast enough. There is a need to fast track innovation through understanding and overcoming data challenges and using AI for business insights and analytics and to achieve process efficiency. Along with these trends, the eco system itself has been changing through more capital market infrastructure providers participating in parts of the value chain.

  • Setting the cornerstones for innovation – how can you deliver data visibility, compliance, quality, compatibility and standardisation across your organisation?
  • What are the current capabilities, applications and advantages of AI for corporate investment banks, are banks currently ready for this technology, and what are the critical success factors for implementing the technology?
  • What about other forms of innovations – what role will tokenisation play in the future of banking and finance?

Panelists:
Dr Ash Booth

Head of Artificial Intelligence Markets & Securities Services
HSBC

Mr Jeff Hutchins
Head of Asia Equity Risk Trading
Jefferies

Mr Phil McCabe
Global Head of TOMS Product
Bloomberg L.P. London

Moderator:
Ms Natalie Marko Nietsch

Head, FM Intelligence Unit
Standard Chartered Bank

Closing Session: Fireside Chat with renowned Thought Leader

4.25pm – 5.10pm

Mr Piyush Gupta
Chief Executive Officer and Director
DBS Group

Moderator:
Ms Haslinda Amin
Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia, Bloomberg News

Closing Remarks by AFMF Vice Chairperson

5.10pm – 5.20pm

Ms Sneha Sanghvi
Vice Chairperson 
AFMF Organising Committee

Guest of Honour

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies

AFMF 27th & 28th October 2021 Speakers

Mr Adam Levinson

Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer
Graticule Asset Management Asia (GAMA)

Mr Andrew Ng

President,
FMAS
Group Executive, Head of Treasury and Markets,
DBS Bank

Dr Ash Booth

Head of Artificial Intelligence
Markets & Securities Services
HSBC

Ms Becky Liu

Managing Director,
Head, China Macro Strategy

Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd

Mr Bill Winters

Group Chief Executive
Standard Chartered Bank

Mr Chan Wai Shin

Head, Climate Change Centre of Excellence
Global Head of ESG Research

HSBC

Mr Dan Murtaugh

Reporter
Bloomberg News

Mr Darius Sit

Founder and CIO
QCP Capital
Founder and CIO
Founder Phillip Street Partners

Mr Danny Yong

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
Dymon Asia Capital

Ms Eva Axelsson

Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Group Sustainability
Saab AB

Ms Haslinda Amin

Chief International Correspondent
Bloomberg News

Mr Heng Koon How

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

Ms Herry Cho

Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance
Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Mr Henri Arslanian

Crypto Leader and Partner
PwC

Mr Jeff Hutchins

Head of Asia Equity Risk Trading
Jefferies

Mr Ayan Sen

Founder and CIO
Navik Capital

Ms Joanna Ossinger

Global Markets Editor
Bloomberg News

Mr Kamran M. Khan

Managing Director
Head of ESG for Asia Pacific
Deutsche Bank

Ms Liew Tzu Mi

Chief Investment Officer
Fixed Income
GIC

Mr Ng Kok Song

Founding Partner and Chairman
Avanda Investment Management

Mr Phil McCabe

Global Head of Sell-side Solutions
Bloomberg L.P.

Mr Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer and Director
DBS Group

Ms Rosie Hampson

Executive Director, Digital Assets Asia-Pacific
Goldman Sachs

Mr Samuel Koh

Head of Global Treasury Trading
OCBC Bank
Chairperson
AFMF Organising Committee

Mr Stephen K. Chang

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
PIMCO

Mr Steven Yankelson

Head of Sales, ASEAN
Bloomberg LP

Ms Wee Wei Min

Managing Director,
Global Head of Sales & Structuring, Global Treasury
OCBC Bank

Ms Natalie Marko Nietsch

Managing Director
Head, FM Intelligence Unit
Standard Chartered Bank

Admission Fee (Virtual)

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  • Eligible participants can obtain up to 90% subsidy with IBF FTS Funding Fee to offset the registration fee, subject to all eligibility criteria being met.
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AFMF January 2021 Prelude Video Highlights

Opening Speech

by Mr Andrew Ng,
President of ACI Singapore

Keynote Speech

by Ms Jacqueline Loh,
Deputy Managing Director, (Markets & Development/Corporate Development) of the Monetary Authority of Singapore

Panel 1

Geopolitical Chessboard

Panel 2

Financial Markets Business of the Future

Panel 3

Sustainability for Banks and Financial Services

Closing Remarks

by Mr Samuel Koh,
Chairperson of AFMF Organising Committee

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 Adam Levinson
Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer
Graticule Asset Management Asia (GAMA)

Adam J. Levinson is the Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of Graticule Asset Management Asia (GAMA), an independently owned Singapore-based alternative investment management firm with offices in Singapore, New York and San Francisco. Previously, Levinson was a Principal of Fortress where he co-headed the liquid markets business including founding the Fortress Asia Macro Fund. He began his career as a proprietary trader at Goldman Sachs for ten years. Levinson is a former member of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee (FXEMC) and serves on the advisory boards of Greater Pacific Capital LLP. He is also the founder of the non-profit Detroit Children’s Fund and serves on the board. He received his B.A. in Government, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University and studied abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ms Luanne Sieh
Senior Managing Director,
Head Group Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

CIMB Group

Luanne is the head of Group Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at CIMB, one of ASEAN’s leading banking groups, where she is responsible for transforming CIMB into a shaper of sustainable finance and responsible banking practices in Asia.

Luanne has extensive experience in sustainability, strategy and transformation, as well as change management. She has been involved in a number of fields, including financial services and consulting. She was also a founding member of a startup company.

Luanne holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, as well as a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge, and she is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability at the University of Harvard Extension School.

Mr Andrew Ng
Group Executive
Head of Treasury and Markets
DBS Bank

Mr Andrew Ng is Group Executive of DBS & Head of Treasury and Markets. He joined DBS in 2000 and was named Managing Director and Regional Head of Trading in 2005.

Since 2006, Andrew has been instrumental in leading DBS Treasury and Market’s expansion in the region. In addition, he helped build a pan-Asia trading platform on different asset classes and established a region-wide local currencies derivative capability for the bank. He has also expanded DBS’ capabilities in generic and exotic derivatives.

Andrew has worked in the treasury business for over 34 years. Prior to joining DBS, he was Executive Director at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce from 1995 to 1999. In that role, he set up CIBC’s trading platform and derivative capabilities on Asian currencies. Between 1986 and 1995, Andrew was Head of North Asia Trading and Treasurer of Chase Manhattan Bank in Taipei.

Dr Ash Booth
Head of Artificial Intelligence, Markets & Securities Services
HSBC

Dr. Ash Booth is an artificial intelligence and data science thought leader. Beginning his academic endeavours in Biomedical Science, Ash soon transitioned through bio-inspired computing to computer science and completed a PhD in the Application of Machine Learning to Algorithmic Trade Execution. Since then, Ash has worked a number of roles as a machine learning and data science consultant at various hedge funds and investment firms. After building the AI capability for HSBC’s Corporate and Institutional Digital programme, Ash moved to HSBC Markets and Securities where he now heads the AI team.

Ms Becky Liu
Managing Director
Head, China Macro Strategy
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd

Becky joined the Bank in November 2012. She is currently Managing Director, Head of China Macro Strategy, based in Hong Kong. Her main coverage areas include China’s onshore and offshore FX and fixed income markets, and the Hong Kong rates market. Prior to this role, Becky worked as an Asian credit strategist at HSBC covering Dim Sum and Asian US dollar bonds, and managing the HSBC bond indices.

Mr Bill Winters
Group Chief Executive,
Standard Chartered Bank

Bill Winters was appointed to the Board of Standard Chartered PLC as Group Chief Executive on 10 June 2015, having joined the Group in May 2015. He is based in London.

Bill has had a distinguished career in banking, having spent 26 years with JP Morgan in diverse leadership roles, becoming co-Chief Executive Officer of the investment bank in 2004 until he stepped down in 2009. Bill was the only career banker to be invited to be a committee member of the Independent Commission on Banking, established by the UK government in 2010 to recommend ways to improve competition and financial stability in banking. Subsequently, he served as advisor to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards and was asked by the Court of the Bank of England to complete an independent review of the bank’s liquidity operations. Bill founded the hedge fund Renshaw Bay in 2011 where he was Chairman and CEO until he stepped down from the company on appointment to the Standard Chartered PLC Board.

Bill presently chairs the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets and co-chairs the B20 Action Council on Sustainability & Global Emergencies.

Bill is an independent non-executive director of Novartis International AG.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Colgate University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He was awarded the CBE in 2013.

Mr Chan Wai-Shin
Head, Climate Change Centre of Excellence
Global Head of ESG Research
HSBC

Wai-Shin is Head of HSBC’s Climate Change Centre of Excellence and also Global Head of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) research. His dual role involves analysis of climate change and its multi-asset implications as well as the integration of ESG within HSBC’s Global Research. Wai-Shin previously worked as a fund manager and was an equity analyst for several years. He has also spent time in the non-profit sector focusing on sustainable investing.

Wai-Shin holds a degree in Mathematics and Physics from Durham University and is a CFA charterholder.

Mr Dan Murtaugh
Reporter,
Bloomberg News

Dan Murtaugh is an energy reporter with Bloomberg News. He’s spent more than a decade covering markets from coal, gas and oil to solar, energy storage and carbon emissions. He’s based in Singapore where he focuses on Asia’s energy transition and finding the country’s best prawn noodles.

Mr Darius Sit
Founder and CIO, QCP Capital
Founder Phillip Street Partners

Founded in 2017, QCP Capital is a leading player in the digital asset derivatives market with over 1.5 billion USD in assets deployed. The firm also has a strong focus on digital asset trading in Asia, particularly Southeast Asia.

Phillip Street Partners is a Singapore-licensed fund management company with strategies in both digital and traditional assets.

 

Mr Danny Yong
Chief Executive Officer and
Chief Investment Officer
Dymon Asia Capital

Danny Yong is the CEO and CIO of Dymon Asia Capital. He is CIO of the firm’s flagship Multi-Strategy Investment Fund (MSIF) and sits on the investment committee of Dymon Asia Private Equity. Before founding Dymon Asia in 2008, Danny was a founding partner and CIO of Abax Global Capital, a hedge fund based in Hong Kong. Previously a Managing Director at Citadel Investment Asia, Danny established and ran the Asia Macro trading business from 2005 to 2007. Prior to Citadel, he was Head of Trading for South East Asian FX and Derivatives at Goldman Sachs, where he spent almost six years in its Hong Kong and Tokyo offices. Danny started his trading career at JP Morgan in 1997 as a FX currency and interest rate derivatives trader. He is Chairman of The Majurity Trust, a philanthropic organization that works with donors and charities to build a thriving and sustainable community for all in Singapore.

Ms Eva Axelsson
Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Group Sustainability
Saab AB

 

Eva Axelsson is the Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Group Sustainability at the Swedish Defence and Security Company, Saab AB. Eva has over 20 years of experience in sustainable business, organisations and authorities, of which her last 8 years were in the finance industry before moving to Saab in May 2021.

As Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Group Sustainability at Saab AB, Eva leads and further develops the company’s sustainability strategy, and the involvement and communication with regulators, institutions and sector organisations. Prior to Saab, Eva has worked in a number of sustainability roles including Head of Sustainability at both Swedbank Robur and KPA Pension. She began her career as an Environmental Specialist at Skanska.

Over the years, Eva has developed organisations, people and methods to combine sustainability with good business in different industries. Outside of Saab, Eva is a board member at The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) Lund www.iiiee.lu.se. She has a Master of Science in Biology and Environmental Management and Economics from Stockholm University, after further studies at the universities of Uppsala and Melbourne. Eva also has a Swedsec specialist licence.

 

Ms Haslinda Amin
Chief International Correspondent,
Bloomberg News

Haslinda Amin is Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia and anchor for Bloomberg Television. She is also host and Executive Producer of talk show ‘High Flyers’ which is the longest-running program on Bloomberg TV.

Based in Singapore, Amin has been at the heart of market-moving news and stories that have driven the region’s transformation. She has reported on major events including the 2008 financial crisis, several elections across Asia including India and Indonesia which are among the world’s most populous, the 2016 Jakarta attacks and the 2010 bloody anti-government clashes in Thailand. Amin has also helmed Bloomberg’s coverage of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, the World Economic Forum, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Board of Governors Meeting and the ASEAN Milken Global Summit.

Amin has interviewed a wide range of top newsmakers for Bloomberg Television, including Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR Carrie Lam, United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad and former Thai Premier Thaksin Shinawatra. Other notable interviews include Paul Volcker, Joe Biden, Mike Pompeo, Timothy Geithner and Stanley Fischer.

Amin began her career covering Southeast Asian politics more than a decade ago. She serves on the board of UN Women Singapore and has been nominated numerous times for Best Current Affairs Anchor at the Asian TV Awards. She graduated from the National University of Singapore, majoring in Political Science and English Language. She speaks Bahasa Indonesia.

Mr Heng Koon How
Head of Markets Strategy, Executive Director, Global Economics and Markets Research
United Overseas Bank (UOB)

Heng 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.

He has more than twenty 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.

Ms Herry Cho
Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance
Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Ms Herry Cho joined Singapore Exchange (SGX) as Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance on 8 February 2021. She drives SGX’s sustainability and sustainable finance strategic direction and implementation, with the aim of transforming SGX and its ecosystem into a world-class, trusted multi-asset sustainable exchange. Ms. Cho sits on the Finance Sector Expert Group for Race to Zero and Race to Alliance, an appointment by the UNFCCC and the High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action.

Ms Cho pioneered in the development of Asia Pacific’s sustainable finance markets, in her former role as the Head of Sustainable Finance APAC at ING Bank N.V. from 2017. There she led the origination and execution of sustainable finance transactions including green/social/sustainability bonds and loans, and delivered sustainability advisory. Furthermore, she shaped the international market standards having served on the Executive Committee Board of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA)’s Green/Social/Sustainability Bond Principles, was the sustainability lead on ICMA’s APAC regional committee and on the Loan Market Association’s Green Finance Committee.

Ms Cho leverages on a broad financial background having previously worked for almost decade in Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory, Capital Structuring and Advisory, and Equity & Debt Capital Markets. Based in Singapore, Ms Cho has previously worked in Hong Kong, London and Amsterdam.

Ms Cho holds a combined Bachelors and Masters (MBioch) Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, UK.

Mr Henri Arslanian
Crypto Leader and Partner
PwC

Henri Arslanian is the PwC Crypto Leader and Partner, the former Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course globally.

Henri advises many of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, investors, financial institutions and tech firms on their FinTech and crypto initiatives as well numerous governments, regulators and central banks on Fintech and crypto regulatory and policy matters.

With over 500,000 LinkedIn followers and 40,000 newsletter subscribers, Henri is a TEDx and global keynote speaker, a best-selling published author and is regularly featured in global media including Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and the Financial Times.

Henri was named by LinkedIn as one of the global Top Voices in Economy & Finance and is the host of the CryptoCapsules™ FinTechCapsules™ and social media series.

Henri was recently named by Onalytica as the #1 most influential individual on Finance globally on LinkedIn out of 50k+ individuals working at the top professional services and management consulting firms in the world.

Chambers Global named Henri the “highest profile FinTech consultant in Hong Kong”, Blockchain Asset Review named him the “Most Influential Crypto and Blockchain Thought Leader in Asia”, and Asian Private Banker awarded him the “FinTech Changemaker of the Year” award.

Henri’s latest book “The Future of Finance: The Impact of FinTech, AI and Crypto on Financial Services” published by Palgrave Macmillan, was ranked as one of Amazon’s global top 10 best-sellers in financial services and was recognized as one of the “Best FinTech Books of All Time” by Bookauthority.

Before joining PwC, Henri was with a FinTech start-up and previously spent many years with UBS Investment Bank in Hong Kong. Henri started his career as a financial markets and funds lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong.

Henri speaks five languages including English, French, Armenian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

He holds a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University; a joint Global Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School, and Hong Kong University; a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal (Dean’s List of Excellence) and a Masters in Transnational Law from the University of Sherbrooke, where he was awarded the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence for having graduated with the highest grades of the university.

Mr Jeff Hutchins
Head of Asia Equity Risk Trading
Jefferies

 

Jeff is Head of Asia Equity Risk Trading and Co-Head of Equities Japan at Jefferies based in Tokyo, Japan where he has lived for over 15 years. He joined Jefferies in Jan 2018 to help in their rapid expansion into Asia. Prior to joining Jefferies he spent time at JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, and Lehman Brothers. Jeff received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology.

Mr Ayan Sen
Founder and CIO
Navik Capital

Ayan Sen, Founder and CIO of Navik Capital, has 20 years of experience managing RV and macro strategies in Asian rates and foreign exchange. He started his career in 2001 at Endeavour in London, focusing on Japanese rates. From there, he worked at Citadel and Merrill Lynch Proprietary Trading Group (ML prop) where he started to trade his proprietary RV framework. He continued to build and expand the strategy as well as his trading team at Millennium from August 2009 till February 2018 when he branched out into Navik Capital. Ayan holds a MSc. in Econometrics from the London School of Economics and BStat. (Hons) from the Indian Statistical Institute.

Ms Joanna Ossinger
Global Markets Editor
Bloomberg News

Joanna Ossinger is a global markets editor and the Asia Crypto Czar at Bloomberg News, based in Singapore. She has managed global and regional teams in stocks, FX and Curation in her more than 10 years at the company, mostly in New York. She contributed to “The Lost Year” issue of Bloomberg BusinessWeek that won a National Magazine Award (Ellies) for 2020. Prior to Bloomberg, she held various management, editing and reporting roles at The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business and TheStreet.

Joanna is Vice President of the Singapore Foreign Correspondents Association, a board member of the Association of Cryptocurrency Journalists and Researchers, and a past president of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. She’s on the advisory board of Alfred Friendly Press Partners. She has a BA cum laude in chemistry and classical civilizations from Cornell University and a Master’s in public policy from Georgetown University. She is a native of Colorado.

 

Mr Kamran M. Khan
Managing Director,
Head of ESG for Asia Pacific
Deutsche Bank

Kamran Khan is Deutsche Bank’s Head of ESG for Asia Pacific. In this newly established clientfacing role, he is responsible for defining and executing the bank’s ESG strategy across all business divisions in Asia. He is a member of the Global Sustainability Council of Deutsche Bank.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Khan established Infra-Tech Capital, an impact fund investing in companies utilizing technology to provide infrastructure services and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals. He was also appointed by the Obama White House to serve as the head of global investments and operations at the US Millennium Challenge Corporation, where he managed a USD 10bn portfolio and led a USD 1.5-2bn annual investment program globally.

Previously, Mr. Khan held senior executive roles at the World Bank and helped establish the World Bank Group regional hub in Singapore, comprising the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Insurance & Guarantee Agency (MIGA). Prior to his time at the World Bank, Mr. Khan worked on M&A transactions and advisory mandates at JP Morgan and LEK. He also served as a US Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), where he led operations for the project finance and guarantees facility.

Mr. Khan served as an Advisor on Infrastructure Finance to APEC, ASEAN, and the G-20. He is a member of the Senior Advisory Board at Fudan University Fintech Centre in Shanghai with a mandate to advise on Belt and Road Initiative projects. He has also served on the Board of Advisors at a variety of market-leading companies using technology to achieve ESG goals. He is a frequent speaker at events such as World Economic Forum, ASEAN Summit, APEC Summit, and in major international media.

Mr. Khan holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago, and an MS in Applied Economics and Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BS in Economics from George Mason University.

Ms Liew Tzu Mi
Chief Investment Officer,
Fixed Income,
GIC

Liew Tzu Mi was appointed Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income in July 2016. She oversees the Fixed Income portfolio which includes investments in macro, credit, securitised products, convertibles, and cross-asset systematic investing. She joined GIC in 1998 and built her career in the Fixed Income department. She was responsible for the Emerging Markets and Foreign Exchange business from 2008 to 2010, headed up the Macro Research and Strategy team at its inception in 2011 and the Global Macro business from 2011 to 2016.

She is a member of GIC’s Group Executive Committee, and chairs the Currency Risk Management Committee and the Sustainability Committee.

Ms Liew is also a member of the Ministry of Defence SAVER-Premium Board of Trustees and the Central Provident Fund Board.

Ms Liew holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Engineering and Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge, and a Master of Science in Engineering from Princeton University. She has completed the Advanced Management Program from INSEAD.

Mr Ng Kok Song
Founding Partner and Chairman,
Avanda Investment Management

Kok Song has been the Founding Partner and Chairman of Avanda Investment Management since 2015. Previously he worked 30 years at GIC where his final responsibility was Group Chief Investment Officer. Before GIC, he served MAS for 15 years in reserve management and financial market operations. His other contributions to the Singapore finance industry were as Founder Chairman of the derivatives exchange SIMEX during 1983-87, and of the Wealth Management Institute from 2003 to 2017. Kok Song is on the Global Advisory board of PIMCO. He also serves on the board of governors of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore and of the Asia School of Business in Malaysia.

Mr Phil McCabe
Global Head of Sell-side Solutions
Bloomberg L.P.

Phil McCabe is the Global head of Bloomberg’s sell-side order management system TOMS. He joined Bloomberg in 2014 as Global head of Collateral Management.

Prior to that, he worked as Managing Director of Structuring and then Managing Director of Collateral Trading at Lloyds Banking Group. He started out as a Quantitative Analyst with the Dutch bank ABN AMRO, before subsequently moving to RBS where he headed Rates Product Structuring.

McCabe has also worked as a Mathematics lecturer at City University and the University of Nottingham, where his post-doctoral research focused upon non-Lipschitz reaction diffusion PDE.

He studied for his MSc in Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, and earned his PhD in Mathematical Analysis from the University of Reading.

 

Mr Piyush Gupta
Chief Executive Officer and Director
DBS Group

Mr. Piyush Gupta has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group since 2009.

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, headquartered in Singapore. Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “World’s Best Bank” by several global publications like Euromoney and Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, and was also named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. In addition, in 2019, DBS was listed among the top ten most transformative organisations of the decade by Harvard Business Review.

Prior to joining DBS, Piyush had a 27 year career at Citigroup, where his last position was Chief Executive Officer for Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Piyush is Vice-Chairman of the Institute of International Finance, Washington. In addition, he is a member of Singapore’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data, McKinsey Advisory Council, Bretton Woods Committee – Advisory Council, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development – Executive Committee. He sits on the boards of Enterprise Singapore, Singapore’s National Research Foundation, and the Singapore’s Council for Board Diversity. Previously, he has been a member of the Singapore Emerging Stronger Taskforce, aimed at defining Singapore’s future in a post-Covid world, and the UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals. Piyush is a term trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association and a Co-Chairman of the BirdLife International Advisory Group.

Ms Rosie Hampson
Executive Director, Digital Assets Asia-Pacific,
Goldman Sachs

Rosie Hampson is an Executive Director in the Asia-Pacific Digital Assets team, based in Hong Kong. Rosie is leading the digital money initiatives for the Digital Assets team across Asia-Pacific. The Digital Assets team supports all Goldman Sachs businesses across build, buy, partnership, and investment opportunities across the continuum of Digital Assets, ranging from enterprise blockchain applications rewiring the way we conduct business today to nascent cryptocurrency prospects. Prior to Goldman Sachs Rosie worked at Accenture where she ran their accelerator programme for early-growth stage fintech companies across the region. Rosie graduated from Newcastle University.

 

Mr Samuel Koh
Chairperson
AFMF Organising 
Committee

Head of Global Treasury Trading
OCBC Bank Ltd

Mr Samuel Koh joined OCBC Bank in April 2013 as a Head of Interest Rate Trading and is currently the Head of Global Treasury Trading. 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. 

Mr Koh is currently the Deputy President of The Financial Markets Association (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 Stephen K. Chang
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
PIMCO

Mr. Chang is a managing director and portfolio manager in the Hong Kong office, managing Asia portfolios and developing PIMCO’s business in this space. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2018, he was a managing director and head of Asian fixed income for JPMorgan Asset Management, responsible for managing bond portfolios in the region and setting macro and asset allocation strategy as part of the broader emerging market debt team. Previously, Mr. Chang was a senior interest rates and derivatives trader with the Royal Bank of Scotland in Hong Kong and a global fixed income portfolio manager at Fischer Francis Trees & Watts, Inc. in New York. He has 25 years of investment experience and holds a master’s degree in management science from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in computer science from Cornell 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 Wee Wei Min
Managing Director,
Global Head of Sales & Structuring, Global Treasury,
OCBC Bank

Wei Min is the Managing Director, Global Head of Sales & Structuring, Global Treasury, OCBC Bank. She has more than 30 years of financial market experience and started her career in Citibank NA Singapore in market risk management.

She transitioned into derivatives marketing and was later appointed to head the sales & structuring team providing financial solutions to corporate clients.

In 2004, Wei Min joined OCBC Bank in her current role, providing hedging, investments, cross border and structured solutions to corporates, financial institutions and wealth management channels.

Her accomplishments include introducing ground-breaking products for corporates during the 1990s, including SGD FX options and long tenor SGD Interest Rate and Currency Swaps.

In the capital markets, she was a key member of the team who brought the first foreign entity (International Finance Corp of World Bank) to issue a SGD denominated bond.

Wei Min has led her team to win numerous awards including more recently, Asia Risk’s Singapore House of the Year (2016 to 2020) and Singapore Bond House of the year (2019, 2020) in the IFR Asia Risk Awards.

She is currently serving her second term in the IBF Capital and Financial Market Industry Workgroup, focusing on issues such as the future skills accelerator and skills development.

Wei Min is also a mentor in the OCBC Mentoring Program.

Wei Min graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore. She is a keen golfer and enthusiastic baker.  

Ms Natalie Marko Nietsch
Managing Director
Head, FM Intelligence Unit
Standard Chartered Bank

Natalie has been working in the global financial markets for the last 15 years. She started her career on the trading floor at Goldman Sachs in New York, and she has developed several institutional sales businesses at a number of leading global banks. After over a decade in sales, Natalie moved to Singapore in 2016 to run client strategy for the Markets business in Asia for Citibank with a strong focus on sales technology and data analytics. In 2020, Natalie joined Standard Chartered as the Global Head of Data and Digital Strategy for Financial Markets.

In conjunction with her professional work, Natalie is involved in several women’s advocacy initiatives across the region. She was a founding member of the AmCham Women Taskforce, and she served as the co-chair for the Taskforce since 2019. She sits on the steering committee for the Women’s Financial Inclusion Data Partnership, and she works closely with other organizations who focus on gender data and its impact on financial inclusion. Natalie serves as an Ambassador for Moxie Future, a sustainable investing platform for women.

Natalie is a 2007 graduate of the Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Finance