2023 Recap

2023 Recap

2023 Recap


Mallika Sachdeva

Head of Asia macro strategy

Deutsche Bank

Mallika Sachdeva is responsible for driving Deutsche Bank’s views on Emerging Asian markets with a focus on currencies and sovereign fixed-income. She is based in Singapore.

In her role, she advises a broad range of institutional and corporate clients on the dynamics of Asian markets and identifies compelling investment opportunities in the region. Mallika writes for a wide range of Deutsche Bank publications, providing fundamental and quantitative analysis on regional economic trends, capital flows, and market technicals. She meets clients globally to share the bank’s views.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Honors) from the University of Chicago, and a Masters in Finance from INSEAD.

She has consistently been ranked amongst the best analysts in Asia in the Institutional Investor Global Fixed Income Research Survey.

Sam Ahmed

Managing director & COO, treasury & markets

DBS Bank

Fatema Bookwala

Managing director and chief operating officer, markets and securities services, Asean

HSBC Singapore

Fatema Bookwala is the Markets and Securities Services COO at HSBC Singapore with regional responsibilities in ASEAN (TH, MNL, VN). Fatema is a seasoned Front Office COO with 17+ years of Cross-Asset experience in Financial Services industry. Her areas of expertise include Strategy Development and Execution, Transformation, Regulatory Change, Risk Management and Governance as a strong business partner with all business infrastructure areas.
Fatema is a Rank holder Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completed Level 3 CFA from CFA Institute Charlottesville.
Fatema is passionate about diversity & inclusion and sustainability initiatives, and is an active member of the Sustainability and Balance Employee Resource Groups at HSBC.

Gaurav Malhotra



He re-joined Barclays in 2018, having previously worked at Barclays between 2005 and 2011 as part of the regional eFX trading team. In his current role, he is responsible for the electronic markets making desk based in Singapore which prices G10, EM & NDF currencies to clients via multiple channels. He focuses on algorithmic price generation, low market impact hedging, order execution strategies and intelligent analytics. Gaurav is a recognized industry expert and has represented Barclays on multiple occasions at industry conferences, sharing his views on FX strategies and market outlook. He holds a BE (Hons) in Software Engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Christopher Torrington

Global head of eFX trading


Christopher joined Nomura in 2022 as Global Head of eFX Trading, overseeing the trading, quant and technology teams behind Nomura’s electronic FX business, based in Singapore. He is helping to drive Nomura’s aggressive growth plans for the breadth of its electronic offering.

He has been working in the eFX space since its infancy in 2005, spending time in London and Singapore with industry leaders Barclays, Deutsche Bank and Citi. Prior to joining Nomura his focus had been on building electronic businesses in largely voice traded products like NDFs and restricted currencies.

Christopher holds a MA from the University of Cambridge, where he read mathematics.