ASIFMA Training Series Season 4: Asia Financial Markets Explained


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Dates: Monthly, January 2024 – December 2024

Location: Webinar via Zoom (supported by exclusive access to the Series on ASIFMA Portal)


Following 3 successful seasons since 2021 with 1,500+ registrants from 150+ firms and supported by 27 Endorsing Organisations, we are excited to bring to you ASIFMA Training Series Season 4!

  • Series of monthly interactive training sessions on key emerging topics relevant to the Asian financial industry
  • Delivered by expert trainers from our network of leading Financial Institutions. Participants will be confident they are learning from a source accredited by the industry
  • Aimed at getting junior and intermediate employees up to speed on emerging areas in financial markets within Asia (potentially also useful for senior professionals)

Monthly Training Session Format:

  • Interactive virtual live training session of 60 minutes via Zoom in English
  • Explanation to the topic in a dynamic format, including use of polling and Q&A
  • Exclusive access to an online repository containing educational resources for each topic, including session presentation provided by the trainers, video on-demand and reference materials


The full list of topics is as follows (although these are subject to change if more relevant topics emerge over the year). Please click REGISTER to enroll in a single session. More details are available when you scroll down this webpage.

  • ESG Reporting: Developments Around the World and New Obligations (30 Jan 2024) REGISTER
  • Inflation, Interest Rates and Market Volatility (27 Feb 2024) REGISTER
  • Compliance Tips for Staying on the Right Side of the Regulator (19 Mar 2024) REGISTER
  • Generative AI in Capital Markets (25 Apr 2024) REGISTER
  • Asset Management Explained (28 May 2024) REGISTER
  • Accelerating the Settlement Cycle (27 Jun 2024) REGISTER
  • Sustainable Finance in Asia (9 Jul 2024) REGISTER
  • DLT in Capital Markets: Tokenisation and Other Use Cases (16 Aug 2024) REGISTER
  • Mainland-Hong Kong Connect Schemes (Sep 2024) REGISTER
  • Data, Privacy Policy and the Cloud (Oct 2024) REGISTER
  • Navigating ASEAN Markets (Nov 2024) REGISTER
  • Regulatory Developments – What You Should Know (Dec 2024) REGISTER


  • Global and Asian industry experts and senior representatives from our network of leading financial institutions from both the buy and sell side, including banks, asset managers, law firms, market infrastructure providers and consultancies who have been specifically selected for their knowledge and skills by ASIFMA directors and related member committees.
  • ASIFMA is 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 trainings and conferences.

SESSION 1 – ESG Reporting: Developments Around the World and New Obligations
Tuesday, 30 January 2024 (12nn-1pm HKT)

  • Current State of Play – International Disclosure Standards and Impact to Financial Institutions
    Armen Dallakyan, Director, Sustainable Finance and ESG Consulting, EY
  • Evolving Reporting Regulations for Key Asian Markets
    Sammie Leung, Partner, Regional ESG Services, PwC Asia Pacific
    Bing Yi Lee, Partner, Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC Singapore

SESSION 2 – Inflation, Interest Rates and Market Volatility
Tuesday, 27 February 2024 (12nn-1pm HKT)

  • What Got Us Here?
    Adarsh Sinha, Managing Director, Co-Head of Rates and Currencies Strategy, BofA Securities
  • Macroeconomics Overview 2024
    Arthur Yu, Manager, Data Science at Economic Research, CME Group
  • Implications for Asia
    Jamie Yu, Senior Director, Options & Platform Solutions APAC Lead, CME Group

SESSION 3 – Compliance Tips for Staying on the Right Side of the Regulator
Tuesday, 19 March 2024 (12nn-1pm HKT)

  • Compliance Challenges and Solutions for Banks
    Dr Rajeev Chib, Former Asia CAO Financial Institutions Sales & Solutions, Citi
  • Key Compliance Processes and Controls
    Philippa Allen, Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Compliance, Asia, IQ-EQ
  • Dealing with the Regulator
    Emily Rumble, Of Counsel, Gibson Dunn

SESSION 4 – Generative AI in Capital Markets
Thursday, 25 April 2024 (12nn-1pm HKT)

  • 101 What is Generative AI and Advantages
    Chester Chua, Head of APAC AI & Financial Services Policy, Google Cloud
  • Challenges and Mitigants
    Chris Barford, Partner, Financial Services Consulting, EY
  • Generative AI Use Cases in Capital Markets, The Road to Adoption
    Meghavi Chauhan, Director – Technology Innovation, Chief Technology Office, LSEG

SESSION 5 – Asset Management Explained
Tuesday, 28 May 2024 (12nn-1pm HKT)

  • Overview of Asset Management in Asia
    Freddy Wong, Managing Director – Head of Asia Pacific, Fixed Income, Invesco
  • Mutual Funds vs ETFs, Future Product Trends
    Antoine De Saint Vaulry, Director, Regional Head of ETF Sales and Business Development, APAC, Citi

SESSION 6 – Accelerating the Settlement Cycle
Thursday, 27 June 2024 (12nn-1pm HKT)

  • US Settlement Cycle Migration to T+1
    George Jia, Country Manager, Greater China, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
  • Settlement Cycle in China
    Ziming Lin, Manager, Clearing and Settlement Department, China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation (CSDC)

SESSION 7 – Sustainable Finance in Asia
Tuesday, 9 July 2024 (12nn-1pm HKT)

  • 101 – Definition and Origins of ESG and Sustainability
    Eugene Goyne, Asia-Pacific Financial Services Regulatory Lead, EY
  • The Changing Regulatory Framework
    Shinichi Yoshiya, Executive Director, Head of Regulatory Affairs for Japan & APAC, Morgan Stanley
  • Investment Strategies and Challenges
    Gabriel Wilson-Otto, Head of Sustainable Investing Strategy, Fidelity International

SESSION 8 – DLT in Capital Markets: Tokenisation and Other Use Cases
Friday, 16 August 2024 (12nn-1pm HKT)

  • Introduction to DLT (15 mins)
    Julian Kwan, CEO Co-founder, InvestaX
  • Capital Markets Use Cases of DLT
    Rajeev Tummala, Head of Digital & Data – Asia & MENA, HSBC Securities Services
  • Benefits and Challenges
    Lena Ng, Partner, Clifford Chance

SESSION 9 – Mainland-Hong Kong Connect Schemes
September 2024

[Agenda will be available in due course.]

SESSION 10 – Data, Privacy Policy and the Cloud
October 2024

[Agenda will be available in due course.]

SESSION 11 – Navigating ASEAN Markets
November 2024

[Agenda will be available in due course.]

SESSION 12 – Regulatory Developments – What You Should Know
December 2024

[Agenda will be available in due course.]

Enrollment Fees:

  • For the entire Series: USD400 for ASIFMA member firms and Endorsing Organizations; USD500 for non-members
  • For bulk registrations (10+ participants, non-transferrable) or corporate licenses (20+ participants, transferrable), special fees will be offered. Please click to see the Bulk Registration Form for details.
  • No refund will be provided after registration for cancellations.

Certificate, Accreditation:

  • ASIFMA is an Approved Recognized Institution for Providing Continuous Professional Training (“CPT”) by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). SFC CPT hours will be available for those located in Hong Kong for live Zoom session attendance.
  • Live Zoom session attendance counts as CPD activity for holders of HKMA Enhanced Competency Framework certifications with relevant job roles.
  • Those who attend at least 8 live webinar sessions will be issued with an electronic Certificate at the end of the series.


For more reference, please click to see the Series Factsheet and Presenters for ASIFMA Training Series Season 3. You may contact ASIFMA Training Team at for further questions.

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