FX Markets Asia Awards
FX Markets Asia Awards 2021 submissions and voting are now open! The awards recognise, promote and celebrate the Asia-Pacific based FX industry, submit your entry and vote today.
FX Markets Asia Awards 2021
The third annual FX Markets Asia Awards recognise the best banks, dealers, brokers and currency managers in the Asia-Pacific region. While the foreign exchange markets faced disruption from the coronavirus pandemic, its impact has varied in regional centres. For this year’s awards, our panel of judges will review entries across 15 categories and will be looking for firms that developed unique and innovative ways to respond to industry needs. We also have 17 voting categories where the winner will be chosen by FX professionals across the APAC region.
We wish you the best of luck with the 2021 FX Markets Asia Awards!
Head of eFX trading, global markets
Bank of China (HK)
Eva is the head of eFX trading at Bank of China (HK) Ltd. Eva is responsible for setting the strategic vision and drive innovative electronic trading development. Her team also looks after the CNH Futures business.
Prior to joining Bank of China (HK) Ltd in 2016, Eva was with RBS where she was the e-commerce salesperson covering North East Asia across all client sectors. Before that, Eva was with HSBC where she started her career in the banking industry.
Former Managing Director
Westpac Institutional Bank
Bill Goodbody Jr
Chief operating officer
Bill Goodbody, Jr. is the Chief Operating Officer and advisor to the Board of AE Capital. Bill is responsible for Risk & Compliance, Investor Relations and all day-to-day operations of the business.
Bill has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and joined AE Capital in November 2017.
Prior to joining AE Capital, Bill was Senior Vice President & Head of Foreign Exchange at Bats Global Markets, Inc. in New York. Bill joined Bats in March 2015 as part of its acquisition of the Hotspot FX business from KCG Holdings, a business that Bill led since 2008. Before Hotspot, Bill spent more than 15 years in senior leadership roles within the Equities businesses of KCG Holdings, Knight Capital Group and Jefferies & Company.
Bill was a founding member and Secretary of the Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA), an organisation which represents the interests of FX industry participants. Bill has also previously served as a director on the boards of NSX Holdings, Inc., and the National Stock Exchange, Inc., an electronic stock exchange in the United States.
Bill has a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Georgetown University.
Head Of Treasury & Capital Markets
Agrocorp International Pte Ltd
Nitin Jain , Working as Head of Treasury and Capital markets at Agrocorp International based in Singapore. Seasoned Global Leader with proven track record in financial services, corporate finance and banking across Asia Pacific. More than 15 Years of domain expertise in the field of Foreign Exchange and Treasury. Worked for Fortunes 500 corporates, International Banks and Hedge Fund across APAC region.
Group Chief Executive Officer
Mine Superannuation Fund
Mine Superannuation Fund (Mine Super) is a profit to members, public offer super fund dedicated to serving the retirement needs of all Australians. Its enduring purpose is to deliver an exceptional retirement for members which achieves peace of mind along the way. Mine Super employs 200 staff and manages over $12.5 billion in funds for approximately 55,000 members. In addition to superannuation and pension products, Mine Super offers its members insurance and access to financial advice.
Vasyl Nair is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Mine Super (prior to this, Vasyl was employed with Mine Super in the roles of Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Strategy Officer). Vasyl has a background in law and corporate finance, having also held roles across operations, strategy, marketing and risk related functions at some of Australia’s largest financial services institutions (including Westpac Banking Corporation and the Commonwealth Bank). Vasyl holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hon), Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and an Executive Master of Business Administration. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW as a solicitor, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has achieved a Certificate of Business Excellence from the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley. He is also a director of Recreo Financial, an Australian financial technology company, specialising in superannuation and investment administration.
Head of eFX
Paul is the Head eFX, he is responsible for maximising trading across all electronic FX products, including spot, forwards, non-deliverable forwards and client algo offerings.
Paul has over 25 years’ experience in Financial markets, which includes being a Senior FX Trader for National Australia bank, before moving to Kaiser Trading as Head of Trading and establishing their execution trading team.
In 2007 Paul moved to Singapore to join Dresdner, where he spent 10 years, initially as Head of eFX Trading for Asia. As part of the Commerzbank merger, Paul was then promoted and spent the next 8 years as Global the Head of Spot Foreign Exchange and e-Trading.
Prior to Paul joining ANZ, he was a financial market and e-trading consultant, and an advisory board member at Spark Systems in Singapore for almost two years. Paul holds an MBA from the Australia Graduate School of Management (AGSM) 2005.
Head, Futures & FX
Keeve has been with OCBC since 2018 and is currently the Head of Futures, FX & CFD for OCBC Securities. He looks after more than 30 people over the three business lines, where he oversees the growth and development of the cleared Futures, OTC FX and Contract for Differences (CFD) businesses.
Prior to joining OCBC, he was most recently the Director of Sales at UOB Global Markets, looking after the global Business Development of listed derivatives and OTC clearing for UOB. Keeve was before that, a trader in proprietary trading firms, heading market-making desks and algorithmic trading desks. His buy-side experience coupled with his current role in the sell-side gives him a wholesome view of the industry and its developments.
Keeve is married and has a daughter. He holds a BSc with honors from the Nanyang Technological University and graduated with an MBA on the Dean's List from the Singapore Management University. He has also completed his Executive Education at INSEAD.
Global head of eFX liquidity, head of Asia eFX trading
Bank of America
Ping Tan is a Managing Director at Bank of America (BofA). She heads the Asia EFX trading team based out of Hong Kong, with global oversight of the principal EFX traders managing risks for the electronic franchise. Besides her trading risk mandate, she is also heavily involved in product development to expand the BofA electronic offering as well as overseeing all regulatory and governance-related matters for the global EFX business.
Ping joined BofA Singapore office in 2004 as an Emerging Markets FX trader, and relocated to the London office in 2006 before moving to EFX trading in 2007 to expand the offering beyond G10 FX Spot to add Emerging Markets FX Spot and Precious Metal OTC Spot. Post her relocation to Hong Kong in end 2015, she has been focusing on Emerging Markets product initiatives like NDFs and Onshore FX. Beyond her day job, Ping is also heavily involved in all firm wide D&I initiatives and currently sits on the bank’s Hong Kong Philanthropic Board.
Ping graduated from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy.
Sangeeta Venkatesan is the co founder and chairman of FairVine Super, an independent and solutions focused superannuation fund, and the co founder of Applegrove Capital, a capital advisory and investment management firm focused on sustainable investment including renewable energy, healthcare and food security with an emphasis on regional Australia She has recently been appointed as the non e xecutive chairman of IBA Novatti, a subsidiary of the ASX listed Novatti Group Ltd.
She also serves as a Board Member and Treasurer of Women in Banking and Finance (Treasurer of Australia India Business Council NSW Advisory Board M ember of JC Happiness Charity Foundation (Hong Kong), in partnership with the Fred Hollows Foundation and Advisory Board Member of Risk Australia.
Having worked in the banking and finance sector for close to 2 5 years, Sangeeta’s experience spans the globe including London, Mumbai, Singapore, Hong Kong a nd Sydney, at some of the most prominent and globally recognised firms such as KPMG, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers/Nomura, and The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (‘Before commencing her journey in entrepreneurship she was the CEO of an Australian stock broking firm where she grew its reven ue by 30% in under 18 months.
Whist at CBA Sangeeta represented the bank at various government led Australia China financial collaboration dialogues and co authored a book titled “The Renminbi from the Peoples’ Money to a
Global Currency” focusing on the evolving Chinese economy and financial liberalisation.
She played a significant role in integrating the erstwhile Lehman Bothers’ business into Nomura and represented the firm at ISDA Credit Derivatives Committee and AFME Credit Board.
She is a highly sought after speaker and thought leader across the banking and finance sector covering a variety of topics including fintech, sustainability and equality and diversity.
Sangeeta won the Innovator of the Year award at Money Management and Super Review’s Women in Financial Services Awards 2019 and was featured in the CEO Magazine for her contribution to women in business.
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited ("BOCHK") is a leading listed commercial banking group (Stock Code: 2388) and one of the three note-issuing banks in Hong Kong. BOCHK celebrated its 100th Anniversary for serving Hong Kong in 2017. BOCHK offers a comprehensive range of financial products and advisory services to central banks, supranational institutions, sovereign funds, financial institutions, corporate and personal clients. With its distinct market position, BOCHK has been enjoying favorable credit ratings and stable outlook by international rating agencies. BOCHK is named the Bank of the Year in Hong Kong by The Banker in 2013, 2015 & 2017. It is also nominated as the Strongest Bank in Asia Pacific and Hong Kong by The Asian Banker for 6 years (2014-18, 2020), in recognition of its solid financial performance and ability to continuously increase profitability. BOCHK is the sole RMB Clearing Bank in Hong Kong appointed by the People's Bank of China since 2003, the first overseas CIPS Direct Participant since June 2016, and the largest RMB Clearing Bank in terms of settlement volumes and values – handling more than 75% worldwide cross-border RMB payments and support for a daily clearing value up to CNY2.5 trillion. Leveraging its professional expertise, comprehensive RMB product mix, and close tie with the parent bank, Bank of China, in the Mainland, BOCHK strives to become the best choice for all RMB needs of its customers. To implement the overseas development strategy of Bank of China Group, BOCHK branches and subsidiaries have been extended to Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei during 2017-19, with the provision of professional and high-quality financial services. Firmly rooted in Hong Kong since 1917, BOCHK is expediting its development into a top-class, full-service and internationalized regional bank.
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About CIMB Group
CIMB Group is one of ASEAN's leading universal banking groups and is Malaysia's second largest financial services provider, by assets. It offers consumer banking, commercial banking, investment banking, Islamic banking, asset management and insurance products and services. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is now present in nine out of 10 ASEAN nations (Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Brunei, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos). Beyond ASEAN, the Group has market presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, Korea, the US and UK.
CIMB Group is listed on Bursa Malaysia via CIMB Group Holdings Berhad. It had a market capitalisation of approximately RM 60.3 billion as at 31 December 2017. The Group has around 38,000 employees located in 15 countries.
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