29 August 2018 - The Westin Singapore




Chairwoman's Opening Remarks

Eva Szalay, Editor, FX Week


Keynote address: The FX Global Code - One Year On

Jacqueline Loh, Deputy Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore


Volatility and liquidity: Getting a handle on fickle prices

  • Volatility is back – can the market handle a potential macroeconomic crisis?
  • The impact of MiFID II – have new transparency requirements helped or hindered liquidity?
  • More choice than ever: OTC, OTC cleared and listed – what are the options?
  • The reshuffle of counterparties – the rise and rise of NBLPs and regional banks
  • Analytics and execution – understanding measurements and measuring outcomes

Eva Szalay
, Editor, FX Week

Yves Tomballe
, Chief Risk Officer, Singapore, MUFG
Attila Korodi-Szasz, Portfolio Manager, Symmetry Investments
David Ngai, APAC Head of Compliance, State Street Global Markets


All change in credit – the rise of clearing and the return of FXPB

  • The time for clearing – the shifting economics of FXPB
  • Handling counterparty credit risk and balance sheet pressures in the face of new regulations - What’s the impact on tier 2 banks?
  • Exchanges in FX – scale, breadth and scope
  • Technology and PB – new efficiencies and opportunities

Eva Szalay
, Editor, FX Week

Luke Brereton
, Co-Head, Prime Services, Standard Chartered
Annabel Harrison, International Lead, Foreign Exchange Sales and Relationship Management, LCH
Raymond Mok, Global Head of FX, Straits Financial
Keeve Tan, Director, Exchange Traded Derivatives & OTC Clearing, UOB


Morning Networking Break


The institutionalisation of cryptocurrency trading

  • How are cryptocurrencies being traded? What does the market structure look like?
  • What are the key factors to attract more institutional investors to crypto currency trading?
  • What can the crypto world learn from the FIAT exchanges with proven, trusted technology?
  • What does the regulatory landscape look like and where is it heading?

Val Yap,
Founder & CEO, PolicyPal Network

Quentin Miller, Head of Institutional FX, Asia Pacific, LMAX Exchange
Su Zhu, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Three Arrows Capital
Ville Oehman, Cryptocurrency Fund Manager, Helvetic Investments
Darius Sit, Managing Director, QCP Capital


Establishing a healthy ecosystem for e-FX execution

  • Transaction cost analysis: What are the main factors to consider in your analytics decisions?
  • Determining which algo is right for you
  • Are data aggregation and analytics tools essential to your operations?
  • Analytics and execution decisions – how has the use of analytics changed client execution behavior
  • Picking the best execution style - MDPs or SDPs, disclosed vs anonymous, firm vs last look
  • Going from measurement to effective decision making to optimise liquidity

James Marsden, Head of eFX Trading, Natwest Markets

Gaurav Malhotra, ED, APAC Head of Principal Electronic Trading, FX, Rates & Credit, UBS
Leo Tay, Head, FX Trading Asia, ING Bank
Kunal Biswas, Portfolio Manager, RV Capital Management
Amit Garg, Director, FX Specialist , SGX




How innovation is reshaping the FX Market – A post trade perspective

  • Examining the global trends in the FX market
  • The role and potential of blockchain from a post trade point of view – initiatives, working groups, POCs
  • Is an enhancement of the current infrastructure the answer?
  • What the industry is telling us

Alexandre Kech, Head of Securities & FX Markets, Asia-Pacific, SWIFT


Critical current events that can impact your portfolio

  • Repercussions of the trade war between the U.S. and China
  • What will be the impact if the US Federal Reserve continues to increase interest rates?
  • Will Turkey’s financial crisis lead to contagion across emerging markets?

Cliff Tan, East Asian Head of Global Markets Research, MUFG Bank

Richard Jerram
, Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore
David Mann, Global Chief Economist, Standard Chartered
Carolina P. Austria, Senior Economist, Bangko Sentral Pilipinas
Thomas Lam, Independent Economist/Strategist


Afternoon Networking Break 


Emerging market currencies – pick and mix

  • The return of geopolitics as a driver – how to price it?
  • Top picks– selecting currencies with the most robust fundamentals
  • Scenario analysis – the impact of a US recession in 2019
  • Turkey and Argentina – any more to follow?

Charu Chanana, Deputy Head of Asia Research, Continuum Economics

Todd Schubert
, Managing Director & Head of Fixed Income Research, Bank of Singapore
Mitul Kotecha, Senior Emerging Markets Strategist, TD Securities
Nizam Idris, Managing Director, Head of FX and Rates Strategy, Macquarie Group
Hao Zhou, Director, Senior Emerging Markets Economist, Commerzbank


Corporate Treasure Panel

  • How much FX? – the impact of centralized treasury functions on FX activity
  • Strategic vs. transactional – the view of the board on FX
  • How is risk measured an analysed in the corporate treasury FX space?
  • Best practices in covering the growing need for more operational resources - recruitment or outsourcing?
  • Strategies when investing in technology to deliver more real-time analytics to define and help combat FX exposures

Eva Szalay
, Editor, FX Week

Jonathan Woodward
, Head of Asia Pacific - Transactions Sales, Thomson Reuters
Edoardo Sirtori, Group VP, Head of Treasury, Asia, STMicroelectronics
Gopul Shah, Director, Corporate Treasury and Structured Trade Finance, Golden Agri-Resources


Champagne Roundtables

Roundtable A: Currency management: Hedging best practices and tools
Host: Leo Tay, Head, FX Trading Asia, ING Bank

Roundtable B: Digital currencies: Friend or foe?
Host: Ville Oehman, Cryptocurrency Fund Manager, Helvetic Investments

Roundtable C: Regulatory reform – a view from Asia-Pacific
Host: David Ngai, APAC Head of Compliance, State Street Global Markets

Roundtable D: Achieving best execution in FX
Host: Raymond Mok, Global Head of FX, Straits Financial

Roundtable E:  The new cost of trading & settlement – credit, clearing, and regulatory costs
Host: Philip Kwon, Director, Securities & FX Markets, SWIFT


Harvest Session

Each host will share the key takeways following their roundtable discussion 


Chair's Closing Remarks And Cocktail Reception