29 August 2019 - The Westin Singapore




Conference chairperson opening remarks


Keynote address


Critical macro events that can impact your portfolio – political risks to keep a close eye on

  • The outcomes of the US – China trade talks – deal or no deal and what next?
  • The impacts of China’s opening markets and US$ shortage – opportunities and disruptions
  • Who’s next in the US’ crosshairs – Japan, EU and the auto-industry?
  • EU business sentiment as Brexit talks ramble on and Trump reloads for 2020 election
  • The populist wave in global elections and its impact on monetary policy


Emerging Markets reforms and perpetual liquidity question

  • What does political uncertainty mean for the DM and EM distinction?
  • EM pro-market reforms- who’s progressing and who isn’t? Which FX regimes are the front runners?
  • EM FX risk management – what are the trends for futures and NDFs amongst market players?


Morning networking break


Hedging ratios Presentation


How does managing human performance using biodata collected by wearable technology mitigate market risk?

  • What does it mean to optimise profit by increasing human performance?
  • How do you strengthen Machine Learning predictive models using biodata?
  • What is the future of fund management?
    • How does wearable technology put a competitive advantage within reach?
    • What does it look like when ASEAN financial institutions embrace the future?

Ken Medanic,  Managing Director, Neurotrader




Women in Leadership Lunch

Join us for a discussion with your industry peers on:

  • How the culture can be changed
  • How women can move into leadership positions and carve out a space for themselves
  • Share experiences and successes
  • How businesses benefit from diversity in their top leadership positions


Volatility and liquidity

  • Time up for currency only funds? How has liquidity been impacted?
  • Developing multi-asset strategies in the face of low fx volatility
  • Are there any black swans on the horizon that could increase volatility?


Algos update- Flash crashes and growth areas

  • What are the latest innovations traders need to be aware of?
  • Dive into algo actions during flash crash scenarios – how to train your machine
  • Growth of algos beyond the G7 currencies
  • The development of smart algos for the NDF world


Buy side in Focus Panel

  • What are the main issues facing the buy side in the current environment?
  • Is the industry suffering from regulatory fatigue?
  • Have algo execution offerings lived up to their promise?
  • What hedging strategies are buy side participants using to mitigate currency risk?

Afternoon networking break


Uncleared margin rules - regional impacts


Corporate treasurer panel

  • How much FX? – the impact of centralised treasury functions on FX activity
  • Corporate treasurers role in reducing profit and loss volatility through a wide array of instruments
  • Navigating through the geo-political risks and their relationship with fx risk
  • Changed approaches to hedging over the past 3 years and the corporate treasurers’ role in enacting these changes


Networking Champagne Roundtables

Led by a subject matter expert, each roundtable will provide delegates with an opportunity to delve deep into the main talking points that arise throughout the day.

You are invited to pick a table and gain insights from our subject matter experts:

Roundtable A:
Increasing repo activity

Currency risk for hedging for buy side

Roundtable C:
Regulatory reform – a view from Asia-Pacific

Roundtable D:
Achieving best execution in FX


Harvest Session

Each host will share the key takeways following their roundtable discussion 


Chairperson’s closing remarks and cocktail reception