ASIFMA India Capital Markets Week

Tuesday-Friday, 7-10 December 2021, Virtual Event

Overview of the Event

Join us from 7-10 December 2021, for our final virtual conference of the year – India Capital Markets Week! The objective of the event is to identify key challenges that the industry is facing globally and within Asia, with the aim to bring market participants together to help solve them.

Growing deep and liquid capital markets in India is at the top of the agenda for Indian regulators, policy markers and market participants, and in recent years, significant strides have been made to accelerate reform. Nonetheless, there is scope for improvement across areas ranging from broader market structure reform to legal and regulatory constraints. Ultimately, the goal is to work towards ensuring that the optimal terms and amount of funding required is available to both the private and public sectors, which is paramount to ensure that India continues to transform and grow its economy.

Dates: Tuesday-Friday, 7-10 December 2021
Time: Starting from 10:00am (IST) / 12:30pm (HKT/SGT) daily  (Time Zone Converter)

Format: Virtual
Language: English

Key Themes / CPT Hours
Assessing India Market (CPT 3.5 hours)
Day 1 (Tuesday, 7 December)
10:00-13:40 (IST)/12:30-16:10 (HKT/SGT)

Equity and Post Trade (CPT 3 hours)
Day 2 (Wednesday, 8 December)
10:00-13:40 (IST)/12:30-15:30 (HKT/SGT)

Fixed Income and FX (CPT 3 hours)
Day 3 (Thursday, 9 December)
10:00-13:40 (IST)/12:30-15:30 (HKT/SGT)

Operating in India (CPT 3 hours)
Day 4 (Friday, 10 December)
10:00-13:40 (IST)/12:30-15:30 (HKT/SGT)

*To qualify for the CPT hours mentioned above, participants are required to attend the entire event on each day. 

At ASIFMA, we are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in our workplace and this policy is applied in all areas of our business including speaker roles at our events and conferences.  We wish to work with members and partners who share this same commitment and are willing to support this policy.

AGENDA

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ACCESSING INDIA MARKETS - TUE 7 DECEMBER, 2021

DAY 1 – TUESDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2021
ACCESSING INDIA MARKETS

10:00-10:02 (IST) / 12:30-12:32 (HKT/SGT)
Welcome Remarks
Mark Austen, CEO, ASIFMA

10:02-10:05 (IST) / 12:32-12:35 (HKT/SGT)
Opening Remarks

10:05-10:20 (IST) / 12:35-12:50 (HKT/SGT)
Opening Keynote
Invited: Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance of India

10:20-11:05 (IST) / 12:50-13:35 (HKT/SGT)
Panel 1: Setting the Scene: Challenges and Opportunities of Doing Business in India
· What has been the impact of Covid-19 on the India capital/financial market and what is the future prospect for recovery and return normalcy? What will be the needs of India for capital (both equity and debt) from foreign investment in the next 3 to 5 years?
· How is India continuing to reform its markets to attract global investment as it emerges from Covid-19 in a landscape where EM and Developed markets will be all competing heavily for scarce capital? What are some of the recent and expected key market and regulatory developments? What has been the impact on foreign flows recently and expected in the future?
· What do global investors need to see to grow their investments in India?
· What do banks require to grow their operations in India?
· How is tech changing India markets if at all?

11:05-11:50 (IST) / 13:35-14:20 (HKT/SGT)
Panel 2: Accessing India from Offshore: A Focus on FPIs, AIFs and Brokerage firms
• Overview of the various access channels
• Recent developments that have smoothened access for offshore investors to the onshore liquidity pool
• Remaining regulatory, tax and practical challenges and recommendations to resolved these

11:50-12:35 (IST) / 14:20-15:05 (HKT/SGT)
Panel 3: International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) at GIFT City
• Recent regulatory changes in IFSC
• Setting up on GIFT City – practical experiences
• Advantages of setting up GIFT-IFSC
• Remaining challenges from a practical, regulatory, tax perspective

12:35-13:20 (IST) / 15:05-15:50 (HKT/SGT)
Panel 4: ESG & Sustainable Finance in India
• ESG requirements for India-listed Companies
• Green and Climate Transition Finance in India

13:20-13:35 (IST) / 15:50-16:05 (HKT/SGT)
Closing Keynote
Invited: Shri Ajay Tyagi, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India

13:35-13:40 (IST) / 16:05-16:10 (HKT/SGT)
Closing Remarks
Eugenie Shen, Managing Director – Head of Asset Management Group, ASIFMA

EQUITIES AND POST TRADE - WED 8 DECEMBER, 2021

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, 8 DECEMBER 2021
EQUITIES AND POST TRADE

10:00-10:02 (IST) / 12:30-12:32 (HKT/SGT)
Welcome Remarks
Lyndon Chao, Managing Director – Head of Equities and Post Trade, ASIFMA

10:02-10:05 (IST) / 12:32-12:35 (HKT/SGT)
Opening Remarks

10:05-10:20 (IST) / 12:35-12:50 (HKT/SGT)
Opening Keynote
Invited: Vikram Limaye, Managing Director, CEO, National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)

10:20-11:00 (IST) / 12:50-13:30 (HKT/SGT)
Panel 1: Primary Markets – ECM and IPOs
• India bull market, 2021 a record year for IPO’s and a magnet for FPIs
• Record number of India tech start-ups entering the Unicorn club
• IPO reforms paying off – streamlined IPO application process, shorter listing cycles, relaxation around lock in periods

11:00-11:50 (IST) / 13:30-14:20 (HKT/SGT)
Panel 2: Secondary Markets – Trading
• This session will be covering success stories during the time of the pandemic, but also how businesses need to come back to normal to further the growth potential in the market.
Areas to be covered:
– Stampeding herd millennials piling into India’s stock market as Sensex hits new highs
– Fintech democratizing algo trading for the masses
– Blocks and IOIs: what is the current state and how is it evolving?
– The need to grow Stock Loan and Borrowing to support migration to T+1
– What is next for Derivatives and what more can be done?

11:50-12:40 (IST) / 14:20-15:10 (HKT/SGT)
Panel 3: Post Trade and Custody
• The sprint towards T+1, and balancing benefits vs the challenges
• Demystifying CCP Issues in India
• “Post Impact Analysis” of past regulatory changes and initiatives

12:40-12:55 (IST) / 15:10-15:25 (HKT/SGT)
Closing Keynote
Invited: Shri Ashishkumar Chauhan, Managing Director and CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

12:55-13:00 (IST) / 15:25-15:30 (HKT/SGT)
Closing Remarks
Lyndon Chao, Managing Director – Head of Equities and Post Trade, ASIFMA

FIXED INCOME AND FX - THU 9 DECEMBER, 2021

DAY 3 – THURSDAY, 9 DECEMBER 2021
FIXED INCOME AND FX

10:00-10:02 (IST) / 12:30-12:32 (HKT/SGT)
Welcome Remarks
Philippe Dirckx, Managing Director – Head of Fixed Income, ASIFMA

10:02-10:05 (IST) / 12:32-12:35 (HKT/SGT)
Opening Remarks

10:05-10:20 (IST) / 12:35-12:50 (HKT/SGT)
Opening Keynote
Invited: T Rabi Shankar, Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)via MA and PD

10:20-11:05 (IST) / 12:50-13:35 (HKT/SGT)
Panel 1: Bond Market and Index Inclusion
• Index inclusion: where do we stand?
• Streamlining the access channels
• Broadening the international investors’ access to various asset classes
• Simplifying tax regime and other regulatory requirements

11:05-11:50 (IST) / 13:35-14:20 (HKT/SGT)
Panel 2: FX as an enabler
• Does offshore activity still create instability in the onshore rate?
• Opening up access to the onshore FX market opening up
• How to generate deeper liquidity in the domestic forwards market
• What impact do product restrictions have for market participants?
• What risks exist if the margin rules include deliverable FX forwards and swaps?

11:50-12:35 (IST) / 14:20-15:05 (HKT/SGT)
Panel 3: Hedging and Funding
• What alternatives exist to NDS and NDF?
• Regulation and Tax regime
• What impact will the recent Netting Bill have?
• Margining
• Credit Default Swaps
• Repo

12:35-12:50 (IST) / 15:05-15:20 (HKT/SGT)
Closing Keynote
Invited: Shri Harun R. Khan, Senior Advisor, KPMG; Chairperson, Corporate Bonds and Securitization Advisory Committee, Securities and Exchange Board of India

12:50-12:55 (IST) / 15:20-15:25 (HKT/SGT)
Closing Remarks
John Ball, Managing Director – Global FX Division – Asia Pacific, GFMA

OPERATING IN INDIA - FRI 10 DECEMBER, 2021

DAY 4 – FRIDAY, 10 DECEMBER 2021
OPERATING IN INDIA

10:00-10:02 (IST) / 12:30-12:32 (HKT/SGT)
Welcome Remarks
Laurence Van der Loo, Executive Director – Tech & Ops, ASIFMA

10:02-10:05 (IST) / 12:32-12:35 (HKT/SGT)
Opening Remarks

10:05-10:20 (IST) / 12:35-12:50 (HKT/SGT)
Opening Keynote
Invited: Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog

10:20-11:05 (IST) / 12:50-13:35 (HKT/SGT)
Panel 1: India’s Data and Privacy Requirements
• Regulatory landscape – what is the overall data regulation framework in India, and what are its objectives?
• What are the key challenges posed by this approach on financial services firms?
• How do other jurisdictions approach the same policy objectives?

11:05-11:50 (IST) / 13:35-14:20 (HKT/SGT)
Panel 2: Technology adoption in India’s capital markets: State of play
• Leveraging public cloud in India
• DLT adoption India’s capital markets
• Leveraging the India stack for capital markets
• Crypto crackdown versus India’s CBDC plans

11:50-12:35 (IST) / 14:20-15:05 (HKT/SGT)
Panel 3: Tax Rationalisation for Capital Markets

12:35-12:50 (IST) / 15:05-15:20 (HKT/SGT)
Closing Keynote
Invited: Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Bank of India

12:50-12:55 (IST) / 15:20-15:25 (HKT/SGT)
Closing Remarks
Patrick Pang, Managing Director – Head of Compliance and Tax, ASIFMA

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