Why attend

Why attend



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Reasons to Attend

Created with experts in the field, FX Week Asia brings together global and regional senior-level institutional foreign exchange professionals from asset and investment management firms, pension funds, corporates and regulators gather to delve into the most pressing issues in the foreign exchange landscape.

Key event highlights include:

  • Hear from regulators about the latest on the effectiveness of the Global FX Code
  • Join interactive knowledge labs to learn about best execution in e-FX and how to eliminate pain points in post-trade processes
  • Hear from a panel of economists across Asia-Pacific on the latest geopolitical risks that can impact your portfolio
  • Network with leading FX minds during interactive panel sessions and roundtables discussions to share challenges, experiences and best practices
  • The latest analysis on the uptake of cryptocurrencies and how institutions are incorporating them into their investment portfolios
  • A view of the emerging market impact on FX

There is not a better place to meet up with your industry peers and leading regulators to discuss and explore your challenges and experiences. We hope the day will not only provide you with solutions to critical issues, but also enable the exchange of best practices with your peers to ensure that you stay ahead of the latest regulatory developments.

A certificate of attendance for conference attendees can be issued to help enhance your professional profile with your relevant accredited provider.

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What is the most important thing you want people to remember from your session?

David Mann, Global Chief Economist, Standard Chartered

Although there are three key risks which may knock the global economy in the coming years – the end of the QE era, US-China trade war and an oil price spike – the volatility created around all these offers opportunities which have not been around for years. 

Luke Brereton, Co-Head, Prime Services, Standard Chartered

The level of segregated customer funds held by FCMs has grown significantly over the last ten years and regulations are taking hold that require OTC derivative exposures between counterparties to be collateralised with the exchange of initial margin. Hence, financial markets are moving at pace towards a fully collateralised model; there is a shift in focus towards the optimal ways to manage those portfolios across key relationships, and away from counterparty credit risk within the financial institution space. Is your firm ready for this?

Todd Schubert, Managing Director & Head of Fixed Income Research, Bank of Singapore

While “geopolitical events” make interesting and often entertaining media headlines, it is the actions of central bankers and governments that determine the path of currencies.

Nizam Idris, Managing Director, Head of FX and Rates Strategy, Macquarie Group

While caution is warranted when investing in EM assets, it is not likely to be all doom and gloom. The threat of a significant deceleration in China’s economy will fade later this year. Trade wars will not spiral out of control. The price correction could indeed present good levels to consider going long EM Asia again into 2019.

Mitul Kotecha, Senior Emerging Markets Strategist, TD Securities

Hopefully, investors will be able to gain some insight into what the main drivers of EM assets are, and the biggest risks and opportunities in EM FX over the months ahead. 

Attila Korodi-Szasz, Portfolio Manager, Symmetry Investments

The assumption of graduality in the change of liquidity in OTC products is flawed. The correct way to think about it and/or to model it is to use a step-function.

What is the single most compelling data point that should persuade people to act?

David Mann, Global Chief Economist, Standard Chartered

While we are all focused on a possible bad outcome from the US-China trade tensions, the opposite is also possible, which could trigger a risk rally.

Todd Schubert, Managing Director & Head of Fixed Income Research, Bank of Singapore

When investing in currencies/rates there is no one magical data point. Instead, investors should look for pro-active and well-thought-out policy actions, which will have a positive impact over the medium to longer term.

Nizam Idris, Managing Director, Head of FX and Rates Strategy, Macquarie Group

China credit growth: The economy has a strong correlation to credit numbers with around 3-quarter lag.

Mitul Kotecha, Senior Emerging Markets Strategist, TD Securities

I’m not sure there is a single data point. Given the intensification of trade frictions, investors should be watchful of trade data, in particular any signs of slowing exports. China data will also be important. Should China’s current policy mix and impact of US tariffs result in weakening growth? This will have global ramifications. 

Attila Korodi-Szasz, Portfolio Manager, Symmetry Investments

The combined risk limits and the combined age of experience of traders in the largest five banks in any asset; today vs. five years ago.

The one thing that delegates should DO following your session, if they do nothing else

David Mann, Global Chief Economist, Standard Chartered

Focus on the long-term positive fundamentals of EM, particularly in Asia. Don’t miss the opportunities to enter markets at good long-term valuations.

Todd Schubert, Managing Director & Head of Fixed Income Research, Bank of Singapore

Take a step back beyond the headlines and look at the actions taken by monetary and fiscal authorities as the ultimate determinate of currency movements.

Nizam Idris, Managing Director, Head of FX and Rates Strategy, Macquarie Group

Buy Asian credit, FX hedged.

Mitul Kotecha, Senior Emerging Markets Strategist, TD Securities

Re-assess their exposures to trade orientated EM currencies. The pendulum is moving and it’s not only current account deficit currencies that are under pressure. Pressure on those countries most highly exposed to trade – in particular value-added trade – could intensify.

Attila Korodi-Szasz, Portfolio Manager, Symmetry Investments

Question the risk models that they are using. Are they as valid today as they were when implemented?

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