We are honored to have confirmed the following distinguished speakers for the conference. 

DAY 1 - 1 November 2018

Morning Plenary Session

Welcome Remarks

Mark Austen Mr. Mark Austen

Keynote 1

Chong Tee Ong Mr. Chong Tee Ong
Deputy Managing Director - Financial Supervision, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Keynote 2

Rostin Behnam Mr. Rostin Behnam
Commissioner, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Panel 1: Perspectives on the Global Regulatory Agenda and the Impact on Asia

Toshio Tsuiki Mr. Toshio Tsuiki
Deputy Secretary General, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Bruno Cabrillac Mr. Bruno Cabrillac
Deputy Director General, Economics and International Relations, Banque de France

Wee Ling Phua Ms. Wee Ling Phua
Director, Markets Policy & Infrastructure Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

G Mahalingam Mr. G Mahalingam
Member of the Board (Commissioner), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

Rostin Behnam Mr. Rostin Behnam
Commissioner, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Steve Luparello Mr. Steve Luparello
General Counsel, Citadel Securities

Panel 2: Impact of Macro-economic and Geopolitical Situation on Capital Markets

Bruce Gosper Mr. Bruce Gosper
High Commissioner, Australian High Commission, Singapore

Jochen M. Schmittmann Mr. Jochen M. Schmittmann
Head, Singapore Representative Office, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

James Sullivan Mr. James Sullivan
Managing Director, Asia ex-Japan Equity Research and Head of APAC Telco Research, J.P. Morgan Securities

Steven Okun Mr. Steven Okun
Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates

Anushka Shah Ms. Anushka Shah
Vice President, Senior Analyst – Sovereign Risk Group, Moody's Investors Service

Stefania Palma Ms. Stefania Palma
Singapore Correspondent, Financial Times

Panel 3: What will Capital Markets Look Like in 2025? - The Future of the Industry

Neena Gill Ms. Neena Gill
Member, European Parliament

Jenn-Hui Tan Mr. Jenn-Hui Tan
Head of Capital Markets & Corporate Governance - Asia Pacific, Fidelity International

Michael Graham Mr. Michael Graham
Head of Emerging Markets Rates Trading, Asia Pacific, Goldman Sachs

Mathilde Mesnard Ms. Mathilde Mesnard
Deputy Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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

Andrew Douglas Mr. Andrew Douglas
Managing Director, Government Relations for Europe & Asia, DTCC and CEO of DTCC’s European Trade Repository, DTCC

Asset Management Session

CEO Panel: State of the Industry in Asia

Hugh Young Mr. Hugh Young
Managing Director - Asia, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Ajai Kaul Mr. Ajai Kaul
CEO and Head of Client Group, Asia Pacific ex Japan, AllianceBernstein

June Wong Ms. June Wong
Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia ex-Japan, State Street Global Advisors

Charles Lin Mr. Charles Lin
Managing Director, Vanguard Investments Hong Kong Limited

Steve Carroll Mr. Steve Carroll
Head of Market Development, Buy-Side, Asia, Refinitiv

Panel AM1: Investment Performance and Accountability

Trevor Persaud Mr. Trevor Persaud
Managing Director, Aprikot Investment Consulting  

Alex Ng Mr. Alex Ng
Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Sheila Nicoll Ms. Sheila Nicoll
Head of Public Policy, Schroders

Eric Chng Mr. Eric Chng
Director, Business Development, Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon Asset Servicing   

Panel AM2: Opportunities in ASEAN Markets

Karen Lim Ms. Karen Lim
Managing Director, Southeast Asia Client Group, AllianceBernstein

Christy Goh Ms. Christy Goh
Director, Intermediary Business, First State Investments

Steven Billiet Mr. Steven Billiet
Managing Director, CEO, Singapore, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Stacy Lo Ms. Stacy Lo
Partner, Lexcel Partners, Attorneys at Law

Nguyen Quang Long Mr. Nguyen Quang Long
Deputy General Director, Fund Managers and Securities Investment Funds Department, State Securities Commission of Viet Nam

Justin Ong Mr. Justin Ong
Partner, Asset and Wealth Management Industry Leader, Asia Pacific, PwC

Panel AM3: ETF Development in Asia

Simon Brailey Mr. Simon Brailey
Head of ETFs APAC, Fidelity International

Khairi Shahrin Arief bin Baki Mr. Khairi Shahrin Arief bin Baki
CEO, i-VCAP Management

Curtis Tai Mr. Curtis Tai
Director, Asia-Pacific ETF Sales & Trading, Jane Street

Carmen Cheung Ms. Carmen Cheung
Head of ETF, Samsung Asset Management

Mun Fai Cheong Mr. Mun Fai Cheong
Vice President, SPDR ETFs Singapore, State Street Global Advisors

Armin P Choksey Mr. Armin P Choksey
Partner, Asian Investment Fund Centre and Market Research Leader, PwC

Closing Remarks

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

EU-Asia Financial Services Dialogue (in collaboration with Afore Consulting)

Keynote 1

Levin Holle Mr. Levin Holle
Director General, Financial Markets Policy Department, Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin, Germany

Keynote 2

Antonio Carrascosa Mr. Antonio Carrascosa
Board Member, Director of Resolution Planning and Decisions, Single Resolution Board (SRB)

Keynote 3

Benjamin Angel Mr. Benjamin Angel
Director, Treasury and Financial Operations, European Commission

Session I: FinTech Innovation and Regulation- an Asian and European Approach

Bruno Cabrillac Mr. Bruno Cabrillac
Deputy Director General, Economics and International Relations, Banque de France

 Misa Labarile Ms. Misa Labarile
Policy Coordinator Financial Services, DG FISMA, European Commission

Satoshi Izumihara Mr. Satoshi Izumihara
Deputy Director, International Capital Markets Regulation, International Affairs Office, Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA)

Seong Il Choi Mr. Seong Il Choi
Deputy Governor, Financial Supervisory Service, Korea

Jan Eger Mr. Jan Eger
Head of International Government and Regulatory Affairs,  Refinitiv

Session II: Equivalence in the Context of Brexit and Beyond- How to Get It Right?

Cathie Armour Ms. Cathie Armour
Commissioner, Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)

Fabrice Filliez Mr. Fabrice Filliez
Ambassador of Switzerland to Singapore, Embassy of Switzerland

Petr Jezek Mr. Petr Jezek
Member, European Parliament

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

Christine Kung Ms. Christine Kung
Senior Director, Head of International Affairs, Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC)

Nigel Phipps Mr. Nigel Phipps
Country Manager for the United Kingdom, Moody’s Investors Service ;
Managing Director, Government & Public Affairs Group, Moody’s Shared Services UK Ltd

Session III: Prudential and Conduct Regulation - Which Spill-over Effects for Which Results?

Lyn I. Javier Ms. Lyn I. Javier
Managing Director, Supervisory Policy Sub-Sector, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Mark Yallop Mr. Mark Yallop
External Member of the Prudential Regulation Committee and of the Financial Market Infrastructure Board, Bank of England

Hirotaka Hideshima Mr. Hirotaka Hideshima
Deputy Director-General, Financial System & Bank Examination Department, Bank of Japan

Gilles Noblet Mr. Gilles Noblet
Principal Adviser, Directorate General for International and European Relations, European Central Bank

Jean-Paul Servais Mr. Jean-Paul Servais
Chairman, Financial Services and Markets Authority, Belgium

Nickolas Reinhardt Mr. Nickolas Reinhardt
Co-Founder and Director, Afore Consulting

Closing Address

Steven Maijoor Mr. Steven Maijoor
Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

EU-Asia Financial Services Reception and Dinner (in collaboration with Afore Consulting)

Keynote Address 1

Ugo Bassi Mr. Ugo Bassi
Director, Financial Markets, DG FISMA, European Commission

Keynote Address 2

Boon Ngiap Lee Mr. Boon Ngiap Lee
Assistant Managing Director, Capital Markets Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

DAY 2 - 2 November 2018

Morning Break-out Session – Stream A

Panel A1: China Equity Markets Amidst a Disrupted World Order

Winnie Pun Ms. Winnie Pun
Managing Director, Head of Public Policy – Asia Pacific, BlackRock

Jessie Pak Ms. Jessie Pak
Managing Director - Asia, FTSE Russell
Head of Asia Pacific, Information Services Division, London Stock Exchange Group

Jean-Paul Linschoten Mr. Jean-Paul Linschoten
Managing Director, Equities, HSBC

Chin Ping Chia Mr. Chin Ping Chia
Managing Director and Head of Research, Asia Pacific, MSCI

Yixuan Wang Ms. Yixuan Wang
Chief Executive, China Innovation Market Service Ltd. ;
Head of HK Subsidiary, Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE)

Shuli Ren Ms. Shuli Ren
Bloomberg Opinion Columnist, Asian Markets Bloomberg

Panel A2: China’s Debt Markets in the Current Economic Climate

Brad Gibson Mr. Brad Gibson
Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, AllianceBernstein

Phoebe Leung Ms. Phoebe Leung
Senior Vice President, Head of Sales & Marketing, Bond Connect Company Limited

Vincent Lee Mr. Vincent Lee
Executive Director (External), Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

Timothy Yip Mr. Timothy Yip
Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets, HSBC Qianhai Securities Limited

Jonathan Hu Mr. Jonathan Hu
Executive Director, CEO, Pengyuan International

Kelly McKenney Mr. Kelly McKenney
Director, Head of Distribution for Asia (ex-Japan), Tradeweb

Panel A3: Accessing India Financial Markets: Onshore vs Offshore

Tim Woodward Mr. Tim Woodward
Head of Global Markets Compliance, Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas

Jonathan Wright Mr. Jonathan Wright
Senior Equity Trader, Capital Group

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

Michael Syn Mr. Michael Syn
Executive Vice President and Head of Derivatives, Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Manu George Mr. Manu George
Senior Investment Director, Fixed Income, Schroders

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

Panel A4: Operations - Implications of Regional and Global Market Shifts in Middle and Back-Office Panel

Rudy Ingkiriwang Mr. Rudy Ingkiriwang
Director, Regional Network Management & Market Information - Citi Prime, Futures and Securities Services (PFSS), Asia Pacific, Citi

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

Mark Vercruysse Mr. Mark Vercruysse
Managing Director, Global Head of Relationship Management, DTCC

Gaetan Gosset Mr. Gaetan Gosset
Head of Network Management - APAC & Middle East, Euroclear

Stephanie Smith Ms. Stephanie Smith
Head of Asia Pacific Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Asia, Goldman Sachs

Alexandre Kech Mr. Alexandre Kech
Director, Securities Market Infrastructures, APAC, SWIFT

Panel A5: Trends in Global IPO Reform: The Impact on Asia

Leng Ng Mr. Leng Ng
Director, Capital Markets, Fidelity International

Lin Shi Ms. Lin Shi
Managing Director, Joint Head of IPO Vetting, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)

Marshall Nicholson Mr. Marshall Nicholson
Managing Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets, Asia Ex-Japan, Nomura

Denise Jong Ms. Denise Jong
Managing Partner – Asia Pacific, Reed Smith

Hank Erbe Mr. Hank Erbe
Global Head of Strategic Relationship Management & Public Policy, Fidelity International

Morning Break-out Session – Stream B

Panel B1: Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Localisation: The Future, Confounding Fintech

Iolaire Mckinnon Mr. Iolaire Mckinnon
Senior Consultant - Security, Risk & Compliance, Amazon Web Services, Inc.

Jim Fitzsimmons Mr. Jim Fitzsimmons
Director, Cyber Consulting, Control Risks

William Hallatt Mr. William Hallatt
Head of Financial Services Regulatory, Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills

Ben Flatgard Mr. Ben Flatgard
Executive Director, Cybersecurity, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Derek Ho Mr. Derek Ho
Assistant General Counsel, Privacy & Data Protection, Mastercard

Catherine Simmons Ms. Catherine Simmons
Managing Director, Head of Government Affairs, Asia Pacific, Citi

Panel B2: The Challenges Facing COOs: Balancing Regulatory Compliance with Evolving Business Models in a Cost Constrained Environment

Manish B. Kum Mr. Manish B. Kum
Director for the Risk and Compliance Practice, Accenture

Thomas Eitenmueller Mr. Thomas Eitenmueller
Managing Partner, Lucht Probst Associates (LPA)

Ashwin Chak Mr. Ashwin Chak
Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Mizuho Securities Asia Limited

John Baker Mr. John Baker
Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura

Nicolas Stum Mr. Nicolas Stum
Chief Operating Officer, Southeast Asia & India Societe Generale

Hannah Cassidy Ms. Hannah Cassidy
Partner, Financial Services Regulatory, Hong Kong Herbert Smith Freehills

Panel B3: AI, Big Data and Machine Learning: Science Fiction or Reality

Sijukumar Kumaran Mr. Sijukumar Kumaran
Director, Solution Architect - Financial Services and Innovation, Alibaba Cloud

Raphael Bouzy Mr. Raphael Bouzy
CEO & Co-founder, Datarama

Kieran White Mr. Kieran White
Digital and Electronic Lead, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura

Sanjna Parasrampuria Ms. Sanjna Parasrampuria
Head - Refinitiv Labs, Asia, Refinitiv

Mak Judge Mr. Mak Judge
Vice President, Regulatory Policy (APAC), Barclays

Panel B4: Crypto Currencies and ICOs

Hugh Madden Mr. Hugh Madden
Executive Director, CTO, Branding China Group ; Co-founder and CTO, ANX International

Satoshi Izumihara Mr. Satoshi Izumihara
Deputy Director, International Capital Markets Regulation, International Affairs Office, Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA)

Benedicte Nolens Ms. Benedicte Nolens
Head of Regulatory Affairs for Asia and Europe & CCO for Asia, Circie ; Board Member, Hong Kong Fintech Association

Mark Brady Mr. Mark Brady
Executive Director, Venture Smart Asia Limited

Laurence Van der Loo Ms. Laurence Van der Loo
Senior Manager - Office of the CEO, ASIFMA

Panel B5: ESG Finance: Measuring the Impact and Growing the Market

Pierre Van Peteghem Mr. Pierre Van Peteghem
Treasurer, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Hardik Shah Mr. Hardik Shah
ESG Practice Lead, GMO

Mandar Parasnis Mr. Mandar Parasnis
Global ESG Lead – Manufacturing, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Grant Kirkman Mr. Grant Kirkman
Team Leader, Sustainable Development Mechanism Programme, UNFCCC

Jeanne Stampe Ms. Jeanne Stampe
Head of Asia Sustainable Finance, Global Finance Practice Leadership Team, WWF Singapore

Eric Nietsch Mr. Eric Nietsch
Associate Director, Corporate Ratings, S&P Global Ratings

Afternoon Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 1: European Benchmarks Regulation: Are There Potential Solutions for Asian Jurisdictions and Regulators?

Jakub Michalik Mr. Jakub Michalik
Senior Officer, Corporate Affairs Department, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

William Hallatt Mr. William Hallatt
Head of Financial Services Regulatory, Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills

Mark Schaedel Mr. Mark Schaedel
Managing Director, Index Services, IHS Markit

Phil Shah Mr. Phil Shah
Director of Benchmarks, Asia Pacific, Refinitiv

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

Workshop 2: Individual Accountability Regimes and Conduct: How will These Develop in Asia?

Mark Yallop Mr. Mark Yallop
External Member of the Prudential Regulation Committee and of the Financial Market Infrastructure Board, Bank of England

Donna Wacker Ms. Donna Wacker
Partner, Head of Contentious Regulatory and Contentious Insolvency, Clifford Chance

Natalie Curtis Ms. Natalie Curtis
Of Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills

David Ngai Mr. David Ngai
Apac Head of Compliance, State Street Global Markets

Patrick Pang Mr. Patrick Pang
Managing Director - Head of Fixed Income and Compliance, ASIFMA

Workshop 3: Regulatory Reporting: What is the Future? Will We Have to Report the Same Data Only Once?

Yvonne Mok Ms. Yvonne Mok
Director, Intermediaries Supervision, Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC)

Jean-Remi Lopez Mr. Jean-Remi Lopez
Director of Government Relations – Asia Pacific, DTCC

James Phillips Mr. James Phillips
Global Head of Regulatory Strategy, Vermeg

Mark Austen Mr. Mark Austen

Workshop 4: Use of Public Cloud in the Financial Services Industry: Will Regulators Become More Flexible in Allowing its Use?

Eugene Goyne Mr. Eugene Goyne
Executive Director, Financial Services, Asia Pacific Regulatory Services, EY

Yam Ki Chan Mr. Yam Ki Chan
Head of Cloud Public Policy, Asia Pacific, Google

James Kong Mr. James Kong
Managing Director, Head of Legal & Compliance, Mizuho Securities Asia Limited

Laurence Van der Loo Ms. Laurence Van der Loo
Senior Manager - Office of the CEO, ASIFMA

Workshop 5: Instant Messaging: Are There Solutions for Regulatory Compliance?

Ilka Vazquez Ms. Ilka Vazquez
Partner, Financial Services Consulting, PwC

Queenie Chan Ms. Queenie Chan
Head of North Asia, Symphony Communication Services

James Wilkins Mr. James Wilkins
Executive Director, Head of Technology Risk – APAC, UBS

Patrick Pang Mr. Patrick Pang
Managing Director - Head of Fixed Income and Compliance, ASIFMA

Workshop 6: Driving Diversity in the Financial Services Sector: What Does It Actually Mean in Asia?

Sian Brown Ms. Sian Brown
Head of BI Chief Controls Office, Asia Pacific, Barclays

Anurag Mathur Mr. Anurag Mathur
Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC

Karen Loon Ms. Karen Loon
Partner, Assurance, Financial Services, and former Territory Diversity Leader, PwC

Julia Walker Ms. Julia Walker
Head of Market Development, Asia Pacific, Refinitiv

Julia Walker Ms. Corliss Ruggles
Executive Director - Head of Communications, ASIFMA

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