Programme

Programme

Programme

Join us on October 6, 2020

08:3009:20

Registration

08:00 - 08:55

09:2009:30

Conference chairperson opening remarks

08:55 - 09:00

09:3010:20

Panel Discussion: Global macroeconomics: COVID-19 – recovery and economic reshaping

09:00 - 09:50

  • Analysing the fallout and lesson learnt from the global pandemic
  • A global recession: how long and deep will its impact be?
  • The 20-20 vision of the Covid impact on FX volatility: is it a revival or downturn?
  • Currency wars 3.0: how geopolitics and monetary policy will take shape in 2021
  • The Sino-US trade conflict: what lies ahead and what will happen to HK
Khoon Goh

Head of Asia Research

ANZ

<p>Khoon is the Head of Asia Research for ANZ. He oversees and co-ordinates the Asia economics and strategy research functions in Singapore. His particular area of focus is on Asian currencies. Khoon actively travels to market ANZ's views to investor clients, such as central banks, hedge funds and real money; as well as corporate clients. He also appears regularly in the media. ANZ's Asia research team have been ranked in the top two for FX Research and Market Coverage as voted by financial institutions in the AsiaMoney FX Poll in the last five years (2012 to 2016). ANZ was also ranked second for best regional team for Asian macroeconomic research in the AsiaMoney Fixed Income Poll 2016, and ranked first for three years running in the KangaNews Fixed-Income Research Polls between 2015 and 2017 for best research on Asian markets. ANZ was the top EM Asia FX forecaster in 2015 and 2016 as ranked by Reuters. Khoon has over 15 years of experience working in various economic and strategy roles across both the public and private sectors. Graduating with a Master of Commerce (Hons) degree majoring in International Economics from the University of Auckland, Khoon was the Manager in charge of the New Zealand Treasury's Macroeconomic Forecasting Team where he was responsible for producing the official government forecasts that underpin the Budget and key policy decisions. He also served as an Economic Adviser at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.</p>

Hao Zhou

Senior Emerging Markets Economist, Asia

Commerzbank

Hao Zhou currently serves as a senior emerging markets economist at Commerzbank Singapore, covering economics research and FX strategy for the North Asia region.

Prior to this role, he spent eight years with ANZ banking group as a senior China economist based in Shanghai.

He is a consultant for China’s State Council and Monetary Policy Committee of People’s Bank of China. He is also a senior fellow of the China Chief Economist Forum. Hao appears regularly on global media, and has presented at numerous investor conferences.

Hao was awarded Economist of the Year (2017) by China Business News and also top China forecaster according to a Bloomberg survey (2016, 2017).

10:2011:00

Panel discussion: The future of global code: can it remain voluntary?

10:20 - 11:00

  • Rationalising buy-side adoption of the global code: hesitations and drives
  • A closer look at the risk, execution and compliance by abiding the code
  • Forecast on the markets buy-in: will the code be regulated after all?

11:0011:30

Morning Networking break

11:10 - 11:40

11:3012:10

Evaluating your FX algo effectiveness: How is the buy side usage of algo execution strategies becoming more sophisticated as adoption rates increase and more innovative suites of algos come forward?

11:30 - 12:10

  • What are the latest innovations in FX algos, how are providers differentiating their offerings and what is the current buy side adoption rate?
  • Debunking the myths around commoditised algos: How are providers creating tailored solutions for your cross-currency FX needs?
  • Creating a checklist: How to asses the liquidity pools, speed, algo logic and collaboration of algo providers to make a transparent decision on who and when to use?
  • Buy side adoption rates: What percentage of buy side are currently using algo’s and for what trades are they most effective for?
Leo Tay

Head of Trading FX, Asia

ING Bank

Leo Tay is a managing director and head of FX trading, Asia with ING Bank in Singapore. He leads a team of FX, swaps, NDFs and options traders based in five locations, and he also oversees Asian trading activities in London. He is also responsible for eFX trading and the electronification of the Asian FX business.

Leo holds an MSc in financial mathematics from Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany and BSc/BA in management engineering and economics honours from the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

12:1012:50

Panel discussion: The evolving counterparty risk in FX: best practices and forward-looking perspective

12:00 - 12:40

  • How is counterparty risk evolving in the eyes of different market players?
  • Are you ready for UMR phase 5 and 6? What are the roadblocks?
  • What are the drivers motivating institutions to clear their FX?
  • How can clearing sufficiently mitigate risk exposures and the impact of regulatory requirements?

12:5013:50

Lunch

12:50 - 13:50

13:5014:30

Panel Discussion: Emerging markets – embracing Asia pacific

13:40 - 14:20

  • Post COVID: what currencies/markets are going to be the biggest winners in 2021 and beyond?
  • Investor’s view: accessing regulatory changes, pitfalls and potentials in emerging markets
  • A hindsight view of emerging-market currencies: how are currencies coping during pandemic and economic downturn, and which currencies shine?
  • Central bank’s case study: how is Malaysia coping with the pandemic test of trading continuity?
Divya Devesh

Head, ASEAN & South-Asia FX research

Standard Chartered

Divya is Head of ASEAN & South-Asia FX research for Standard Chartered Bank, based in Singapore. He joined Standard Chartered in 2010 and provides views on the latest developments in FX markets. He also recommends trade ideas and hedging strategies for institutional and corporate clients. He is quoted regularly in the media on financial-market developments. Prior to his current role, he was a G10 FX strategist for the Bank. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Todd Schubert

Managing Director & Head of Fixed Income Research

Bank of Singapore

Todd Schubert is a Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Research for Bank of Singapore.  He joined the Bank’s predecessor ING Asia Private Bank in 2008. Prior to that he was Head of Asian Fixed Income Research at Deutsche Bank as well as a Global Credit Portfolio Manager with the Government of Singapore Investment Corp. During his more than 30 years of Investment Experience Todd has also worked for a number of major U.S. Financial Institutions including USAA and GE Asset Management. Todd has an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA. He is CFA certified.

14:3015:00

Presentation: How is data availability affecting FX market of today?

15:10 - 15:40

  • How can data interpret the dynamic of FX markets: from the perspective of liquidity and volatility?
  • A closer look in pre-trade analysis: rationale and useful tips for traders
  • Learning how to thrive in a data-driven market

15:0015:30

Afternoon Networking break

15:00 - 15:30

15:3016:10

Panel Discussion: The new face of digital assets: what changes will innovations bring

15:30 - 16:10

  • Liquidity in FX markets is tranched from wholesale bank/ECN's all the way down to retail.  How is this liquidity profile similar or different in crypto markets?  
  • FX trading infrastructure has had decades of refinement in latency and throughput.  How does crypto trading infrastructure compare? 
  • FX derivatives markets include binaries, KIKO's, accumulators, and other exotic products.  Why don't these exist yet in crypto and what is missing? 
  • Prime brokerage is relevant in FX for credit intermediation and liquidity distribution.  How does the role of prime intermediaries work in crypto and how are they evolving?
Kyle Davies

Co-Founder, Chairman

Three Arrows Capital

Three Arrows Capital is a hedge fund manager founded in 2012 by Kyle Davies and Su Zhu. It focuses on crypto trading and principle investing, including recent strategic investments in Deribit and Blockfi. Prior to 2012, Kyle was a derivatives trader at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong.  

Darius Sit

Managing Partner

QCP Capital

Darius is co-founder and Managing Partner at QCP Capital, a  digital asset trading firm headquartered in Singapore. Formerly a Macro Trader at Dymon Asia Capital, he spent years trading cross-asset derivatives with a focus on Asian FX/NDFs and model-based strategies before moving on to manage the Asia FX & Bonds book at BNP Paribas in New York.

16:1017:10

Presentation: The APAC market’s current status on IBOR reform

16:10 - 17:10

  • What are the different stages of development on interest rate reforms in APAC and reference to FX market?
  • Assessing the impact with new benchmarks

  • Up-to-date priorities among regulators and future movements to watch for

17:1017:15

Closing remarks by Chairman

16:00 - 16:05

17:1517:15

End of conference

16:05 - 16:06

09:3009:35

Live Polls: Interactive live polling questions

09:30 - 09:35

  • How is COVID-19 affecting the FX trading for you?
  • In a 20/20 vision: What would be the main focus moving forward?
  • How are you foreseeing the FX investment landscape?

09:3510:20

Post-covid 19 market structure – what does the future of FX look like?

10:30 - 11:10

  • Singapore’s case study: how can banks cooperate with central bank on enhancing eFX trading infrastructure
  • Accessing and evaluating the liquidity quality: what are some practical steps?
  • What new liquidity providers are shaking up the FX markets, and how to maximise the partnership?
  • Under the new norm of COVID volatility: is your firm “technological-ready”?
Mitul Kotecha

Senior Emerging Markets Strategist

TD Securities

Based out of Singapore, Mitul Kotecha is a TD Securities Senior Emerging Markets Strategist with a wealth of experience. His career as a strategist and economist extends over 25 years and across offices in London, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Prior to joining TD Securities, Mitul held the position of Head of FX and Rates Strategy for Asia-Pacific at Barclays, and prior to that, served as Head of Global FX Strategy and Head of Asia Research at Credit Agricole CIB.

Mitul has developed strong client relationships across the region focusing on Asian macro strategy and global emerging markets. His coverage of financial products spans bonds, interest rates, equities, and foreign exchange. Mitul has been highly ranked in various FX research and forecasting polls including FX Week, Bloomberg, Reuters, and Asiamoney.

He is a frequent speaker at various economic and financial global conferences, is regularly consulted by the media for views on markets and economies, has given a TEDX talk, and authored the book “Chronology Of A Crisis.” Mitul has appeared on business channels such as CNBC and Bloomberg TV and is regularly quoted in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, Associated Press, and Dow Jones.

Mitul holds a Masters of Science Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick and an Honours Degree in Economics.

 

10:2010:35

Presentation: Optimizing access to FX liquidity pools

10:20 - 10:35

10:3510:50

Morning Networking break

11:10 - 11:40

10:5011:10

The new frontier of peer-to-peer trading: pros and cons for buy-side firms

10:50 - 11:10

11:1011:30

Panel discussion: The evolving counterparty risk in FX: best practices and forward-looking perspective

12:00 - 12:40

  • How is counterparty risk evolving in the eyes of different market players?
  • Are you ready for UMR phase 5 and 6? What are the roadblocks?
  • What are the drivers motivating institutions to clear their FX?
  • How can clearing sufficiently mitigate risk exposures and the impact of regulatory requirements?

11:3011:50

Corporate treasurer case study: How can corporate treasurers best hedge the volatility?

11:30 - 11:50

11:5012:05

Presentations: The APAC’s shifts and current status on IBOR reform

11:50 - 12:05

  • What are the different stages of development on interest rate reforms in APAC and reference to FX market?
  • Assessing the impact with new benchmarks
  • Up-to-date priorities among regulators and future movements to watch for

12:0512:05

Virtual day one ends

12:05 - 12:06

09:3009:35

Live Polls : Interactive live polling questions

09:30 - 09:35

  • Under the new normal, what technologies are you looking to invest in?
  • AI and machine learning: is it still a relevant tech or more like a buzz word?

09:3510:05

Panel Discussion: Algo and its drive to FX markets

14:30 - 15:10

  • Is there still room for innovation in eFX?
  • Is artificial intelligence a hype or practical tool in forecasting?
  • Which algo solutions are proven the most effective?
  • Addressing the limits of algorithm and automation in macro events
  • What are the technological advancements and regulatory changes to look out for to keep your trading desk agile in the face of change?

10:0510:20

Fireside chat: How to access Transaction cost analysis (TCA) and identify the best trading strategy?

10:05 - 10:20

10:2010:35

Case Study: Investing in FX – The new volatile landscape

10:20 - 10:35

  • How are investors thinking about FX volatility?
  • The COVID revival: will we see a return to stability or is vol here to stay?
  • Does FX rise to be the most tradeable asset class and why?
  • How have corporate hedging strategies developed in response to heightening geopolitical risks?
  • What are the best strategies and pathways to develop alpha?

10:3510:45

Morning Networking break

11:10 - 11:40

10:4511:05

Panel: Artificial Intelligence for FX – a game changer or just hype?

10:45 - 11:05

  • How much has AI changed the FX markets?
  • How can AI innovation boost FX trading?
  • Predictive analytics in the FX universe: still a long way to go or has the future arrived?

11:0511:20

Presentation: Post-trade workflows and operations in an evolving FX world – best practises

11:05 - 11:20

11:2011:40

Brainstorm Session: Blockchain in the FX markets

11:20 - 11:40

11:4012:00

Presentation: How are data availability affecting FX market of today?

11:40 - 12:00

  • How can data interpret the dynamic of FX markets: from the perspective of liquidity and volatility?
  • A closer look in pre-trade analysis: rationale and useful tips for traders
  • Learning how to thrive in a data-driven market

12:0012:00

Virtual event ends

00:00 - 00:01