FX Markets Asia Awards
FX Markets Asia Awards 2020 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 2020
The second annual FX Markets Asia Awards recognise the best banks, dealers, brokers and currency managers in the Asia Pacific region. While foreign exchange markets have suffered a global reputational blow as a result of the benchmark-rigging scandal, the level of impact has varied in regional centres.
We wish you the best of luck with the 2020 FX Markets Asia Awards!
Publisher, FX Markets
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.
Trading & Execution Manager
Asia Head of FICC execution services
Goldman Sachs International
Rob has over a decade of experience in electronic FX from his time at Deutsche Bank and Goldman in both London & Asia. Currently Rob heads up the Asia eFICC sales team at GS, based in Hong Kong.
Richard has overall responsibility for the Treasury Services business within Debt Investments. He offers strategic advice, tactical portfolio ideas, product development and implementation guidance over cash, FI, FX and derivative portfolios.
He has 33 years of broad senior portfolio management and financial markets experience including bank liquidity management at NAB, fixed income trading at County Natwest and JP Morgan, Proprietary trading at Dresdner Bank NY, Head of Currency Management at Macquarie Funds Group, managing passive and dynamic FX hedging portfolios as well as managing the Macquarie “Global Active Currency Fund.” Other positions include Head of FX Risk for Consolidated Press Holdings, and Executive Director, Institutional Currency at Morgan Stanley, focusing on quantitative FX overlays and research for Institutions.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University.
Attila is a portfolio manager, with a core focus on foreign exchange volatility products. He spent a decade on the buy-side dealing FX. Formerly a PM at BlueCrest in London he relocated to Asia in 2017. He currently works for Symmetry Investments in Hong Kong.
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.
Keith Sedergreen is President of ACI Australia, a voluntary role has held since 2016 and is Vice-Chair of ACI’s Global Committee for Professionalism. Keith joined the FX market at M W Marshall in London in 1978 as a broker on FX Swaps. He also has experience in IR derivatives and energy markets. His career took him to New York, Johannesburg before arriving in Sydney in 1986. He returned to London in 1990 before moving to Tokyo as MD of Hatori-Mashall and returning to Sydney in 1997 as MD of M W Marshall and Co. and then had various MD roles finishing with BGC Australia at the end of 2018. As well as sitting on the Australian Foreign Exchange Committee, Keith has helped in the development of the ACI Australia Dealing Simulation which has been run in 20 different global locations. Keith recently graduated from the AICD. He believes the Foreign Exchange Global Code will help build a trusted, fair and transparent market for all participants.
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.
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited ("BOCHK") is a leading listed commercial banking group and the banknote issuing bank in Hong Kong. Firmly rooted in Hong Kong since 1917, BOCHK also acts as the ASEAN regional hub of Bank of China Group to build a financial artery in support of the national Belt and Road Initiative. BOCHK is committed to continue playing a vital role in Hong Kong's financial system stability by having the most extensive local branch network in Hong Kong, including approximately 200 branches, more than 250 automated banking centers and efficient e-channels of over 1,000 self-service machines.
BOCHK offers a comprehensive range of global 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 rating and stable outlook by international rating agencies. BOCHK is named to have the most Digital Banking Initiative in Hong Kong by The Asian Banker 2018, this honour has been granted to the Bank for the third consecutive years in recognition of its outstanding position in Fintech development to provide quality banking services for its customers.
BOCHK is the sole RMB Clearing Bank in Hong Kong appointed by the People's Bank of China ("PBOC") since 2003 and the first CIPS Offshore Direct Participant since June 2016, which is recorded as the top of the RMB Clearing Bank in terms of settlement volumes among offshore platforms. Leveraging its professional expertise, comprehensive range of RMB services, and its close collaboration with Bank of China in the Mainland China, BOCHK is definitely the best choice for all RMB needs of customers globally -"A Century of Heritage. A New Era of Excellence".
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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.
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform. In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing. With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana.
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Singapore Exchange is Asia’s leading and trusted market infrastructure, operating equity, fixed income and derivatives markets to the highest regulatory standards. As Asia’s most international, multi-asset exchange, SGX provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services, with about 40% of listed companies and over 80% of listed bonds originating outside of Singapore.
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