We are delighted to hvae confirmed valuable support from over 130 distinguished speakers at the event.

DAY 1 (Wednesday, 29 November 2017)



Gender Equality the Finance Industry: Progress Made and Battles Ahead
 Clarence Yang Mr. Clarence Yang
Director, Blackrock

 May Tan Ms. May Tan
Former CEO, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

 Kirsty Hill Ms. Kirsty Hill
Head of Talent Management, APAC, Oliver Wyman


Panel A1: Chinese Equity Markets Two Years After the Crash
 Romnesh Lamba Mr. Romnesh Lamba
Co-Head of Market Development, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)

 Jonathan Garner Mr. Jonathan Garner
Chief Asia and Emerging Market Equity Strategist, Morgan Stanley

 Chin-Ping Chia Mr. Chin-Ping Chia
Managing Director, Head of Research, MSCI

 Fuzhong Liu Mr. Fuzhong Liu
Vice Director of Strategy and International Relations, Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE)

 Julien Hage Mr. Julien Hage
Head of Electronic Trading Solutions, Asia Pacific, Societe Generale (SZSE)

 Chris Ryan Mr. Chris Ryan
CEO, First Harbour Capital

Panel A2: China’s Debt Markets in the Current Economic Climate
 Grace Tian Ms. Grace Tian
Economist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

 Danny Missotten Mr. Danny Missotten
Deputy Head of Global Capital Markets and Funds Services, Euroclear

 Stephen Chang Mr. Stephen Chang
Managing Director, Head of Asian Fixed Income, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

 Ivan Chung Mr. Ivan Chung
Associate Managing Director, Head of Greater China Credit Research and Analysis, Moody’s Investors Service

 Chao Li Mr. Chao Li
Head of Bond Syndicate Asia, Standard Chartered

 Wilfred Yiu Mr. Wilfred Yiu
Deputy CEO and COO, Beijing Gao Hua Securities

Panel A3: India Financial Markets: The Fall-out of De-monitisation on Market Access
 Shruti Rajan Mr. Shruti Rajan
Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

 Rajesh Gandhi Mr. Rajesh Gandhi
Partner, Deloitte Haskins & Sells

 Edmund Lee Mr. Edmund Lee
Head, Investment Operations, Fullerton Fund Management

 Ravi Varanasi Mr. Ravi Varanasi
Chief Business Development Officer, National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)

 Binay Chandgothia Mr. Binay Chandgothia
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Principal Global Investors

 H. Jayesh Mr. H. Jayesh
Founding Partner, Juris Corp

Panel A4: Digital Currency: The New Frontier of Initial Coin Offerings
Mr. Hugh Madden
CTO, ANX International

Mr. Rocky Mui
Senior Associate, Clifford Chance

Ms. Urszula McCormack
Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Mr. Henri Arslanian
FinTech and RegTech Lead, China & Hong Kong, PwC

Mr. Syed Musheer Ahmed
General Manager (interim) FinTech Association of Hong Kong

Panel A5: Asia’s Financial Centers: Competition vs. Cooperation
Mr. Andrew Ng
Chair, ASIFMA; Group Executive, Head of Treasury & Markets, DBS

Mr. Gene Kim
Head of International & Americas, Global Markets Division, Credit Agricole

Mr. Enoch Fung
Head of Market Development Division, Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

Mr. Michael Falcon
CEO, Global Investment Management, Asia Pacific, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Mr. Lieven Debruyne
CEO, Asia Pacific, Schroders

Ms. Jennifer Hughes
Asia Finance Editor, Thomson Reuters


Panel B1: Reg Tech Developments in Asia
Mr. Lapman Lee
Managing Director, Regulatory Consulting, Duff & Phelps

Mr. James Lloyd
Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader, EY

Mr. Carl Wegner
Managing Director, Head of Asia, R3

Mr. Guy Sheppard
Head of Shared Services, APAC, SWIFT

Mr. Douglas Arner
Kerry Holdings Professor in Law, University of Hong Kong

Mr. James McKeogh
Partner, KPMG

Panel B2: Cybersecurity, Privacy and Digital Identity: The Future
Mr. Cedric Jeannot
Founder and CEO, Aprivacy

Ms. Catherine Simmons
Managing Director & Head of Global Public Affairs, Asia Pacific, Citi

Mr. Ben Wootlif
Partner, Control Risks

Mr. Sivarama Krishnan
Leader, Cyber Security, PwC

Mr. Gram Milosevic
Alchemist and CTO, WHub

Mr. Henry Shek
Partner, Head of Cybersecurity, KPMG

Panel B3: MIFID II: Europe’s Dodd-Frank Moment?
Ms. Carol Williamson
Senior Counsel, Hong Kong Exchnages and Clearing Limited (HKEX)

Mr. Chiew Fai Chan
Head of Legal Financial Markets, Asia Pacific, ING

Mr. Sumit Indwar
Partner, Linklaters

Mr. Tasos Zavistanakis
Director, PwC

Mr. Neil Pabari
Managing Director, Financial & Risk, North Asia, Thomson Reuters

Mr. Vijay Chander
Executive Director – Fixed Income, ASIFMA

Panel B4: Infrastructure Financing: What is the Role for the Private Sector in Asia?
Mr. Brian Murray
Group Chief Economist, Group Investment, AIA Group

Mr. Roger Lui
Partner, Allen & Overy

Mr. Thierry de Longuemar
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Mr. Philippe Ahoua
Manager, IFC Treasury Client Solutions – Asia & Pacific Region, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Ms. Haihai Yuan
Managing Director, Head, Corporate Finance, China; Head, Structured Export Finance, Greater China, Standard Chartered

Ms. Vivian Tsang
Associate Managing Director, Public, Project & Infrastructure Finance, Moody’s Investors Service

Panel B5: Green Finance and Sustainable Investing: Flavor of the Month or a Game Changer?
Mr. Josh Warren
Head of FIG Debt Capital Markets, Asia, Global Markets, BNP Paribas

Ms. Mary Leung
Head, Advocacy, Asia Pacific, CFA Institute

Mr. Sean Kidney
CEO and Co-Founder, Climate Bonds Initiative

Ms. Herry Cho
Director – Head of Sustainable Finacne, Asia Pacific, ING

Mr. Mervyn Tang
Vice President, ESG Research, MSCI

Mr. Matthew Arnold
Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, J.P. Morgan

Keynote Presentation – US Administration and Financial Market Reform: Where Do We Stand?
Mr. Carter McDowell
Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, SIFMA


Roundtable 1: Mifid II – Research Unbundling, Impact on Asian Firms
Ms. Grace Chong
Registered Foreign Lawyer (Singapore), Herbert Smith Freehills

Mr. Benjamin Quinlan
CEO & Managing Partner, Quinlan & Associates

Mr. David Mackenzie
Head of Asian Equity Management, Schroders

Roundtable 2: Tax Policy: The Silent Assassin to Capital Markets Development
Mr. Gaetan Gosset
Head of Network Management - Asia and Middle East, Euroclear

Mr. Greg Elliott
Global Head of Tax, CIB and Client Business, Standard Charted

Roundtable 3: The Rise of Accountability Through Senior Manager Regime, MIC, etc.
Mr. William Hallatt
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Ms. Barbara Leach-Walters
Senior Vice President, Head of Compliance, APAC, State Street

Roundtable 4: Bank Booking Models: Headed Towards Regionalization After Brexit?
Mr. Tom Lodder
Head of Regulatory Policy, Barclays

Mr. Tom Jenkins
Partner, Financial Services, KPMG

Roundtable 5: Deep Dive into Past-trade Data Reporting Under MIFID II: What are the Specific Challenges for Asia-Pacific?
Mr. Harps Sidhu
Partner, Capital Markets, KPMG

Mr. Daniel Hayden
Managing Director, Institutional Equity Division, Morgan Stanley

Roundtable 6: KYC Compliance: Can the Financial Services Industry Cooperate on KYC to Keep Costs Down?
Mr. Brian Elders
Director and Partner, KYC-Chain

Mr. Brent Sellors
Consulting Director, Forensic Services, PwC

Roundtable 7: Big Data, its Management and Analytics including the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Mr. Florian Spiegl
COO, FinFabrik

Mr. Alexander Vander Elstraeten
Director, Reference Data, SWIFT

Roundtable 8: Improved Corporate Governance: Is this Required for Financial Market Development?
Mr. Jamie Allen
Secretary General, Asian Corporate Governance Association

Mr. Keith Pogson
Senior Partner, Financial Services, Asia Pacific, EY

DAY 2 (Thursday, 30 November 2017)



Welcome Remarks
 Mark Austen Mr. Mark Austen

Keynote 1
 James Lau Mr. James Lau
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)

Keynote 2
 Verena Ross Ms. Verena Ross
Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Panel 1: Perspectives on the Global Regulatory Agenda: Is the Death of International Cooperation Premature?
 Verena Ross Ms. Verena Ross
Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

 Tara Rice Mr. Tara Rice
Member of the Secretariat, Financial Stability Board (FSB)

 Eric Pan Mr. Eric Pan
Director, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

 Nick Collier Mr. Nick Collier
Global Head of Government Affairs, Thomson Reuters

Panel 2: Recalibration of Regulation: Is It Time?
 Oliver Harvey Mr. Oliver Harvey
Senior Executive Leader, Market Infrastructure, Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)

 Bruno Cabrillac Mr. Bruno Cabrillac
Director for International Relations, Banque de France

 Robert Steigerwald Mr. Robert Steigerwald
Senior Policy Advisor, Financial Markets, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

 Yao Loong Ng Mr. Yao Loong Ng
Executive Director, Head of the Markets Policy & Infrastructure Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore

 Nickolas Reinhardt Mr. Nickolas Reinhardt
Director, Afore Consulting

Panel 3: Compliance as Differentiator: The Challenges Faced by the Industry of a Multitude of Regulations in a Fragmented World
 Philippa Allen Ms. Philippa Allen
CEO, ComplianceAsia Consulting Ltd

 David Lynne Mr. David Lynne
Head of Fixed Income and Currencies, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank

 Larry Thompson Mr. Larry Thompson
Vice-Chairman, DTCC

 Andrew Malcolm Mr. Andrew Malcolm
Head of Asian Capital Market, Linklaters

 Duncan Fitzgerald Mr. Duncan Fitzgerald
Partner, PwC

 Andy Mukherjee Mr. Andy Mukherjee
Columnist, Bloomberg


Lunch Workshop: EU Benchmarks Regulation in Asian Markets
 Cindy Leiw Ms. Cindy Leiw
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Global Markets Debt, APAC, Corporate & Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank

 Mauro Catasta Mr. Mauro Catasta
Policy Officer, Financial Markets, European Commission – DG Financial Stability, Financial Services & Capiatl Markets Union

 Will Hallatt Mr. William Hallatt
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

 Philippe Shah Mr. Philippe Shah
Regional Head of Benchmarks and Indices, Thomson Reuters

 Wayne Arnold Mr. Wayne Arnold
Executive Director – Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, ASIFMA


Panel AM1: Private Fund Management WFOEs: Opportunities and Challenges
 Jackson Lee Mr. Jackson Lee
Country Head, China, Fidelity International

 Sow Kheng Ling Ms. Sow Kheng Ling
Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy China, Fullerton Investment

 Natasha Xie Ms. Natahsa Xie
Partner, JunHe Law Offices

 Jinhua Xu Ms. Jinhua Xu
Deputy Director, Department for Financial, Shipping and Innovation Industry, Shanghai Lujiazui Financial City Authority

 Aries Tung Mr. Aries Tung
Managing Director, Head of Strategy and Business Development, China, UBS Asset Management

 Eugenie Shen Ms. Eugenie Shen
Managing Director - Head of Asset Management Group, ASIFMA

Panel AM2: Investors’ Preferences and Opportunities for Product Innovation
 Roger Bacon Mr. Roger Bacon
Head of Investments, Asia Pacific, Citi Private Bank

 Ben Waterhouse Mr. Ben Waterhouse
Head of Intermediary Business SEA & Middle East, Country Head of Singapore, Fidelity International

 Joe Fernandes Mr. Joe Fernandes
Managing Director, Asia and Head of Global Product Group, First State Investments

 Bruno Neukirch Mr. Bruno Neukirch
Director, Head of SG Index and Fund Solutions, Asia Pacific, Societe Generale

 Stewart Aldcroft Mr. Stewart Aldcroft
Chairman, Cititrust Limited

Panel AM3: Digital Advisory / Distribution Platforms: Are they Gainig Traction in the Region?
 Aki Ranin Mr. Aki Ranin
Co-founder and COO, Bambu

 Yao Loong Ng Mr. Yao Loong Ng
Executive Director, Head of the Markets Policy & Infrastructure Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore

 Julia Leung Ms. Julia Leung
Executive Director, Intermediaries Division, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Hong Kong

 Clare Zhao Ms. Clare Zhao
General Manager, Vanguard Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited

 Ting Li Ms. Ting Li
Executive Director & CEO, Yunfeng Financial Group

 Mark Wightman Mr. Mark Wightman
Partner, Advisory Wealth & Asset Managemnt, EY


 Carmen Cano Ms. Carmen Cano
Head of the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao, European Union

Panel EU1: Equivalence in the EU: Is It Equivocal?
 Eric Pan Mr. Eric Pan
Director, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

 Josina Kamerling Ms. Josina Kamerling
Head of Regulatory Outreach, EMEA, CFA Institude

 Peter Kruschel Mr. Peter Kruschel
Director, Banking Supervision, Federal Finacial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), Germany

 Allison Parent Mr. Allison Parent
Executive Director, Government Policy & Finance, GFMA

 Keith Noyes Mr. Keith Noyes
Regional Director, Asia Pacific, ISDA

 Tom Lodder Mr. Tom Lodder
Head of Regulatory Policy, Barclays

Panel EU2: FinTech: Getting the Best of European and Asian Practices
 Matti Hellqvist Mr. Matti Hellqvist
Senior Economist, Bank of Finland

 Jon Rout Mr. Jon Rout
Business Development Director for APAC, Digital Asset Holdings

 Nelson Chow Mr. Nelson Chow
Chief Fintech Officer, Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

 Matthew Reilly Mr. Matthew Reilly
Regional Chief Operating Officer, Zurich Insurance

 Karen Farzam Ms. Karen Farzam
Co-Founder, WHub; Member, Board of Director, FinTech Association of Hong Kong

 Peter McMillan Mr. Peter McMillan
Head of Market Development, North Asia, Thomson Reuters

Panel EU3: EU Legislation and Its Impact on Asian Markets
 Wayne Arnold Mr. Wayne Arnold
Executive Director – Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, ASIFMA

 Bruno Cabrillac Mr. Bruno Cabrillac
Director for International Relations, Banque de France

 John Laws Mr. John Laws
Head of Regulatory & Government Relations, APAC, Barclays

 Francis Edwards Mr. Francis Edwards
Partner, Clifford Chance

 Tracey McDermott Ms. Tracey McDermott
Group Head of Corporate, Regulatory and Public Affairs, Standard Chartered

 Henny Sender Ms. Henny Sender
Chief Correspondent, International Finance, The Financial Times

Closing Keynote
 Rolf Strauch Mr. Rolf Strauch
Chief Economist, Member of the Management Board, European Stability Mechanism (ESM)


Keynote Address 1
 Ashley Alder Mr. Ashley Alder
Chair, IOSCO Board; Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Hong Kong

Keynote Address 2
 Valdis Dombrovskis Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis
Vice-President and Commissioner, Euro and Social Dialogue, Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission

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