FX Week Asia

In its 14th year, FX Week Asia continues to be the must-attend event for foreign exchange market practitioners.<br /> Join us on 29 August to expand your network of senior contacts within the industry and understand key developments and implications in the currency trading space.


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FX Week Asia
29 August 2018



FX Week Asia continues to be a must-attend event for foreign exchange professionals looking to understand key developments and their implications in the currency trading space and who wish to expand their network of senior contacts within the industry.

Each year we strive to create an event that provides an interactive programme of discussions, dialogues and presentations built upon your changing needs within such a demanding and constantly evolving industry.

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Jacqueline Loh

Deputy Managing Director

Monetary Authority Of Singapore

Ms. Jacqueline Loh Wai Yin is the deputy managing director overseeing the central banking functions of monetary policy, and markets and investments in MAS. Jacqueline is also in charge of the Development and International, and FinTech and Innovation Groups.

Jacqueline joined the MAS in 1987. She has experience in several functions across MAS, including overseeing the Finance, Information Technology and Risk Group from April 2010 to January 2012. Prior to her current appointment, Jacqueline was assistant managing director, in charge of the Prudential Policy, Macroeconomic Surveillance and Specialist Risk Supervision Group.  Between 1990 and 1994, Jacqueline worked in MAS’ New York office.

Jacqueline graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1986. She is a director at the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office Ltd, a member of the Institute of Banking & Finance Council and a member of the Board of Governors of the Wealth Management Institute at Nanyang Technology University. Jacqueline is also a member of the Board of Trustees of pension savings schemes in a couple of Ministries.

Jacqueline was awarded the Public Administration (Silver) Medal in August 2010.

David Mann

Global Chief Economist

Standard Chartered

David is responsible for Standard Chartered’s global economic research, based in Singapore. He leads a team of economists based in 11 locations, including China, Hong Kong, Korea, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Dubai, the UK and the US. David was previously Chief Economist for Asia at Standard Chartered and before that was based in New York, responsible for Americas research coverage and providing clients with the bank’s views on Asia in the US time zone. Prior to his time in New York, David was a founding member of the FX strategy research team based in London (2000-05) and Hong Kong (2005-09) with Standard Chartered.

David has macroeconomic and FX expertise in Asia and the G7. In 2001 he was awarded the Rybczynski Young Economist Prize for his work on the Malaysian Ringgit Barometer. David appears regularly on BBC World, CNBC and Bloomberg Television. He was formerly a member of the British Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong Business Policy Unit Committee. He holds a BSc in economics from the University of Warwick and an MSc in finance from the University of London (Birkbeck College).

Yves Tomballe

Chief Risk Officer


With more than 15 years’ international experience in derivatives trading and risk management, Yves currently holds the position of country chief risk officer for MUFG Bank Singapore. Previously, he was head of the market risk department for Asia, responsible for monitoring the bank's market and funding liquidity risk, and overseeing the implementation of the latest local regulatory requirements across the region.

Prior to joining MUFG Bank, Yves worked as an interest rates options trader at Standard Chartered Bank in London, Dubai and New York, covering interest rates derivatives in various markets before joining the risk management team in Singapore. He started his career at Dexia Bank in Brussels as a derivatives structurer and holds a master's degree in business engineering from ICHEC Brussels.

Richard Jerram

Chief Economist

Bank of Singapore

Richard Jerram is managing director and chief economist for Bank of Singapore, where he is responsible for analysing and forecasting global macro developments, as well as being a key member of the investment committee. He joined Bank of Singapore in 2011.

Richard has been working as an economist for three decades. He was in Tokyo during the late 1980s bubble, followed by a period running Asia-Pacific forecasting for the Economist Intelligence Unit in London and then studying for a doctorate at the LSE. He returned to Japan with ING Securities in 1996, which was acquired by Macquarie Securities in 2004. In 2009, Richard was appointed head of Asian economics and was based in Singapore. Richard has a BSc from University College London and an MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Luke Brereton

Co-Head, Prime Services

Standard Chartered

Luke is co-head of Standard Chartered Prime Services in Singapore, where he is jointly responsible for delivering a world class execution financing and derivatives clearing and intermediation platform to and for the bank’s footprint clients and products.

He brings considerable experience to Standard Chartered in building out client solutions, having joined from Citigroup, where he held the position of European head of origination for Citi futures and OTC clearing. Luke is a specialist in OTC derivatives, having been instrumental in leading the sales effort of OTC derivatives client clearing services, and growing OTC derivatives outsourcing services during his previous roles at RBS and ABN AMRO, respectively. Luke is married and has four children. He holds a PhD in physics from Bristol University.

Mitul Kotecha

Senior Emerging Markets Strategist

TD Securities

Based out of Singapore, Mitul is a senior emerging markets strategist at TD Securities. His career as a strategist and economist extends over 20 years and across offices in London, Hong Kong and

Singapore. Prior to joining TD Securities, Mitul held the position of head of FX and rates strategy for Asia-Pacific at Barclays. Prior to that, he served as head of global FX strategy and head of Asian research at Credit Agricole CIB.

Mitul has developed strong client relationships across the region, focusing on Asian macro strategy and global emerging markets. His coverage of financial products spans bonds, interest rates, equities and foreign exchange. Mitul has been highly ranked in various FX research and forecasting polls, including FX Week, Bloomberg, Reuters and Asiamoney.

He is a frequent speaker at various economic and financial global conferences and is regularly consulted by the media for views on markets and economies. Mitul has appeared on business channels such as CNBC and Bloomberg TV and is regularly quoted in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, Associated Press and Dow Jones.

He holds a Master of Science degree in economics and finance from the University of Warwick and an honour’s degree in economics.

Attila Korodi-Szasz

Portfolio Manager

Symmetry Investments

Attila Korodi-Szasz is a Portfolio Manager with Symmetry Investments in Hong Kong, which he joined in 2017. His main focus is FX volatility structures from a relative value perspective. He has developed and managed both systematic and discretionary option strategies in multiple asset classes over the years.

Prior to working for Symmetry Investments, Attila worked in London for BlueCrest Capital Management between 2010 and 2016.

Attila holds a B.Sc. in mathematics and statistics from The Open University. His current research project revolves around the recent rapid progress in the field of machine learning algorithms and aims to bring some of them into the world of currency options in the not too distant future.

Todd Schubert

Managing Director & Head of Fixed Income Research

Bank of Singapore

Todd Schubert is a managing director and head of fixed income research for Bank of Singapore.  He joined the bank’s predecessor ING Asia Private Bank in 2008. Prior to that he was head of Asian fixed income research at Deutsche Bank, as well as a global credit portfolio manager with the Government of Singapore Investment Corp.

During his more than 30 years of investment experience, Todd has also worked for a number of major U.S. financial institutions, including USAA and GE Asset Management. Todd has an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from UCLA. He is CFA certified.

David Ngai

APAC Head of Compliance

State Street Global Markets

David is currently the APAC Head of Compliance for State Street Global Markets, based in Hong Kong. Previously managing director for the Global Financial Markets Association’s Global FX Division, David has been working with a group of 25 major banks engaged in discussions with regulators in multiple jurisdictions around clearing, execution, margin, trade reporting, code of conduct and business practice rules for ensuring the industry meets enhanced transparency requirements driven by the G-20.

David, an accountant by profession, graduated from the University of Birmingham and qualified with Arthur Andersen. He has since been a regulator with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission’s Enforcement Division, followed by various regional compliance management positions, including being the managing director and group head of compliance for Greater China with the Macquarie Group.

David has extensive expertise in managing the delivery of compliance services across multiple asset classes and the handling of large scale regulatory inquiries against financial institutions. Other than compliance, David has also been advising business units from a regulatory perspective with a strategic focus, and has been participating in various committees with regulators and central banks in the region, including being the chairman of the Examinations Committee for the Hong Kong Regulatory Body.

Nizam Idris

Managing Director, Head of FX and Rates Strategy

Macquarie Group

Nizam joined Macquarie as the FX and rates strategist in August 2011 after spending six years at UBS AG as the EM FI/FX strategist. Prior to UBS, Nizam was an economist at IDEAglobal Research for 11 years, where he last held the post of co-head of Asia ex-Japan research.  

Nizam is a founding member of the Board of Directors at Macquarie Futures (Singapore) Pte Ltd. He also currently sits on the advisory board of the Singapore Government Parliamentary Committees for Finance and Trade & Industry, and a board member at Singapore’s Ministry of Education Private Education Appeals Board.

Edoardo Sirtori

Vice President & Head of Treasury Asia


Edoardo Sirtori is Group Vice President and Head of Treasury Asia at STMicroelectronics based in Singapore. Prior to STMicroelectronics, Edoardo held positions in corporate banking, structured finance and treasury at Banca Commerciale Italiana (now Intesa Sanpaolo). He has a degree in economics from Edinburgh University and a Master of Finance from the Cass Business School in London. Edoardo is currently an executive committee member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (Singapore).

Carolina P. Austria

Senior Economist

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Carolina works as a senior economist in the monetary policy research group of the department of economic research at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. A certified public accountant in the Philippines and a registered CPA in the United States, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy from De La Salle University, a master's degree in international development from Harvard University (MPA/ID), and a Ph.D. in economics from Fordham University (Fordham Presidential scholar). Her areas of specialization are monetary economics and international economics. She previously worked as a finance professional for Shell Group and as a consultant at the World Bank Group in Washington D.C. where she worked on projects for Russia, Armenia, Turkey, Kenya, Mali, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Gaurav Malhotra

Executive Director, APAC Head of Principal Electronic Trading, FX, Rates & Credit


Gaurav joined UBS in 2011 where he runs electronic principal trading for Asia-Pacific in the FX, rates and credit division. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for providing automated pricing to clients and risk management of all flows in the principal electronic trading book. He covers FX and precious petals spot along with US treasuries.

Prior to UBS, Gaurav worked for six years at Barclays in Singapore, where he was head of BARX FX spot trading for Asia Pacific.

Gaurav graduated from The University of Auckland, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), specializing in software engineering.

Leo Tay

Head, FX Trading Asia

ING BANK NV Singapore

Leo Tay is a managing director and head of FX trading, Asia with ING Bank in Singapore. He leads a team of FX, swaps, NDFs and options traders based in five locations, and he also oversees Asian trading activities in London. He is also responsible for eFX trading and the electronification of the Asian FX business.

Leo holds an MSc in financial mathematics from Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany and BSc/BA in management engineering and economics honours from the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

Keeve Tan

Director, Exchange Traded Derivatives & OTC Clearing

UOB Bullion and Futures

Keeve is the director of sales for UOB Bullion and Futures, where he oversees the global business development of listed derivatives and OTC clearing for UOB Global Markets.

Prior to joining UOB, he was a trader in proprietary trading firms, heading market making desks and algorithmic trading desks. His focus was arbitrage strategies for FX and Equity derivatives. Keeve’s buy side experience coupled with his current role in the sell side, gives him a wholesome view of the industry and its developments.

Keeve is married and has a daughter. He holds a BSc with honours from the Nanyang Technological University and graduated with an MBA on the Dean’s List from the Singapore Management University.

Gopul Shah

Director, Corporate Treasury and Trade Structured Finance

Golden Agri-Resources

Gopul Shah joined Golden Agri-Resources Limited, Singapore, in 2014 to head the global treasury and trade finance business. His aim is to align the business to international standards and practices with a focus on revenue generation and risk management, which he successfully accomplished at Cargill. Gopul and his team will work closely with senior leadership in Asia and supply chain partners to deploy risk management and funding strategies to deliver funding solutions that create distinct value and enhance competitive advantage to Golden Agri’s supply chain and customers.

 Gopul has over 18 years of experience of living and working in Asia, India, the USA and the UK.  Prior to joining Golden Agri, he spent 10 years at Cargill’s proprietary structured funding, treasury, emerging markets trading, and risk management group. Most recently he managed Cargill’s trade and structured finance (TSF) business and India Treasury but has held a number of senior management roles, across Singapore and India, including head of Asia structuring and South East Asia origination. 

Prior to Cargill, he worked in Thailand, Singapore and the USA on corporate, project and trade financing, international commodities trading, mergers and acquisition, proprietary fixed income and money markets. A Singaporean, Gopul holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai and is a chartered accountant by training.

Raymond Mok

Global Head of FX

Straits Financial

Raymond Mok heads the FX unit for Straits Financial and is responsible for the overall management of the business line. He is currently based in Singapore.  Raymond has over 13 years of extensive experience in FX and is specialized in running a sales and execution desk that covers a suite of FX products to institutional clients. He was licensed under Hong Kong SFC as responsible officer starting in 2008, of which he spent five years at Sucden Financial as head of FX and bullion development and four years at the helm of MF Global running their FX operation. He has also previously worked at Bright Smart Group and BNP Paribas Hong Kong.

Quentin Miller

Head of Institutional FX, Asia Pacific

LMAX Exchange

With over 10 years of electronic trading experience, Quentin is contributing to LMAX’s growth in APAC with a focus on institutional sales, product enhancements and liquidity management. Prior to joining LMAX in 2017, Quentin was head of e-trading in Asia for Standard Chartered. He also held senior positions at RBS and Commerzbank and was the founder and executive director of a proprietary trading firm in London. Quentin holds an MSc in spacecraft technologies from University College London and an MSc in electronic engineering from Supelec, Paris.

Alexandre Kech

Head of Securities & FX Markets, Asia-Pacific


Alexandre Kech is head of securities and FX markets, Asia-Pacific at SWIFT, responsible for SWIFT’s business development for the securities and FX customer segments in the Asia-Pacific region. He is also looking at FinTech engagement in the region with a particular focus on blockchain/distributed ledger technology for securities and FX.

Annabel Harrison

International Lead, Foreign Exchange Sales and Relationship Management


Annabel Harrison is the international lead for foreign exchange sales and relationship management at LCH. Annabel was appointed to this role in 2016 and is responsible for driving global buy- and sell-side FX clearing sales. She initially came to LCH in 2010 for one year before rejoining in 2012. Prior to her current position, Annabel spent four years covering the Asia-Pacific region for SwapClear and ForexClear. Annabel holds a degree in management sciences from Loughborough University.

Jonathan Woodward

Senior Director, Head of Asia Pacific - Transactions Sales

Thomson Reuters

Jonathan Woodward is head of the transaction sales division in Asia-Pacific, responsible for FX, equities, futures and options trading and post-trade solutions for the interbank, asset management, corporate and broker markets. He joined Thomson Reuters in September 2012, following Thomson Reuters’ acquisition of FXall, where he was head of Asia-Pacific. He is also the CEO of the Thomson Reuters “off-venue” entity that handles all the non-MTF & non-SEF relationship trading globally.

Before joining FXall, Jonathan was involved in launching two new equity multilateral trading facilities, Chi-X and Equiduct, in business development functions. Prior to that, he held a variety of roles in Asian and European business development, product management and sales within Global Link, State Street's multi-asset class e-trading platform, including FX Connect. Additionally, Jonathan worked for Bridge in Asia managing FX, equity, futures and commercial paper trading and information services.

Amit Garg

Director, FX Specialist


Amit joined SGX as director, FX specialist in October 2013.  He is responsible for the strategic sales and market initiatives for FX futures and focuses on key strategic accounts for the asset class.

Amit joined SGX from Thomson Reuters, where he held multiple roles in sales and business development over 14 years. He led the Thomson Reuters financial benchmarks business in Asia prior to joining SGX. He also holds a CAIA charter.

Cliff Tan

East Asian Head of Global Markets Research


Cliff Tan is East Asian head of global markets research of The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, based in Hong Kong. Cliff has 25 years of work experience in markets, public sector and academia. In markets, he was previously managing director and head of G10 and EM FX research at Societe Generale; head of Asian local markets strategy at Citigroup; FX/rates strategist and co-head of Asian economics at Warburg Dillon Read (now UBS); Japan/Asia economist at Wellington Management Company in Boston; and proprietary trading economist at Bankers Trust Company.

He has been voted a top five currency strategist by Asiamoney (including a #1 ranking in 2003 and #3 rankings in the 2013 and 2014 offshore Renminbi polls). He has also been cited by The Asset magazine. In government, he was the Greater China economist of the US Federal Reserve Board; and in academia, he has been visiting fellow at the Korea Development Institute, lecturer at the University of Hong Kong and consulting professor at Stanford University. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and graduate degrees from Harvard and Yale Universities.

Cliff has appeared frequently on Bloomberg TV, CNBC and Channel News Asia, and he is quoted regularly in Bloomberg, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal, among other outlets.

Charu Chanana

Deputy Head of Asia Research

Continuum Economics

Charu Chanana is a senior economist and the deputy head of Asia research at Continuum Economics. At Continuum, her purview includes macroeconomic analysis for the emerging Asian countries, as well as analyzing and monitoring the impact of domestic and external macroeconomic shocks to the region. Prior to joining Continuum Economics, Charu gained extensive research experience working in the sell-side equity research domain in varied sectors at Crisil, an S&P company and Evalueserve. She holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in technology, and has also completed two levels of the CFA certification.

Thomas Lam

Independent Economist/Strategist

Thomas Lam, with more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry, is currently an independent consultant focusing on global economic developments, investment strategy, asset allocation and risk management. He also provides expert consultation to Gerson Lehrman Group clients. Previously, he was Chief G3 Economist at RHB Securities Singapore and Group Chief Economist at OSK-DMG. He commenced his career in finance and economics in New York at a large money center bank and fixed income hedge fund.              

Thomas has been consistently ranked among the top five most accurate economists in the world on forecasting the US economy overall in 2017 April (last published), 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 according to the "Bloomberg Rankings of Top Forecasters". He was also recognized as the top US inflation forecaster in 2016. Prior to that, he was ranked as the second best US economic forecaster by Bloomberg for 2008 to 2009.

He has also been widely publicized as one of “Wall Street’s Most Prophetic Economists” by Bloomberg. In addition, Thomas was exclusively identified by Bloomberg to have accurately predicted the onset of the 2009 US recovery 16 months ahead of the official announcement.

Hao Zhou

Director, Senior Emerging Markets Economist


Hao Zhou currently serves as a senior emerging markets economist at Commerzbank Singapore, covering economics research and FX strategy for the North Asia region.

Prior to this role, he spent eight years with ANZ banking group as a senior China economist based in Shanghai.

He is a consultant for China’s State Council and Monetary Policy Committee of People’s Bank of China. He is also a senior fellow of the China Chief Economist Forum. Hao appears regularly on global media, and has presented at numerous investor conferences.

Hao was awarded Economist of the Year (2017) by China Business News and also top China forecaster according to a Bloomberg survey (2016, 2017).

Darius Sit

Managing Partner

QCP Capital

Darius is the co-founder and managing partner of QCP Capital, a crypto-focused asset management and trading firm based in Singapore. He started his career as a macro trader at Dymon Asia Capital, one of Asia’s leading hedge funds. Over his four years at Dymon, he traded cross-asset derivatives with a focus on Asian FX/NDFs and model-based strategies. He was most recently at BNP Paribas, managing the Asia FX & Bonds book out of New York, Sao Paolo and Singapore.

Ville Oehman

Cryptocurrency Fund Manager

Helvetic Investments

Ville got into cryptocurrencies in 2013, and has been an advisor to several cryptocurrency related companies internationally, including exchanges, brokers and other service providers. Ville sees increasing interest in the crypto asset class from institutional investors as infrastructure and regulatory clarity improve, and specialized crypto asset managers emerge with fully compliant investment products and custody solutions.

Su Zhu

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer

Three Arrows Capital

Su is the co-founder, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Three Arrows Capital, an FX hedge fund based in Singapore. He is also the co-founder of Sensus Markets, a liquidity provider for listed and OTC cryptocurrency derivatives.

Philip Kwon

Director, Securities & FX Markets APAC


Philip Kwon is responsible for developing  SWIFT’s strategy within the securities markets by working with the industry on various market initiatives to facilitate STP and automated solutions.  He also leads the FX market strategy at SWIFT for APAC.  Prior to joining SWIFT, Philip worked for DTCC which focuses on multi asset class post-trade solutions.

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