Programme

Programme

Programme

29 August 2019 - The Westin Singapore

08:00

Registration

09:00

Conference chairperson opening remarks

09:05

Keynote address

09:30

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

10:15

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?

11:00

Morning networking break

11:30

Hedging ratios Presentation

12:00

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?

Presenter
Ken Medanic,  Managing Director, Neurotrader

12:30

Lunch

12:30

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

13:30

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?

14:00

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

14:30

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?
15:00

Afternoon networking break

15:30

Uncleared margin rules - regional impacts

16:00

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

16:30

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

Roundtable
B:
Currency risk for hedging for buy side

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


Roundtable D:
Achieving best execution in FX

17:00

Harvest Session

Each host will share the key takeways following their roundtable discussion 

17:05

Chairperson’s closing remarks and cocktail reception