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

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

11:3012:00

Investing in FX – The new volatile landscape

11:40 - 12:10

  • 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?

12:0012:40

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?

12:4013:40

Lunch

12:50 - 13:50

13:4014:20

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?

14:2015:30

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

15:3016:00

Panel Discussion: FX Post Trade, Blockchain, Distributed ledger Technology and FX Settlements

16:10 - 16:50

  • Examining the global trends in the post trade FX market
  • The role and potential of blockchain from a post trade point of view – initiatives, working groups, POCs
  • Is an enhancement of the current infrastructure the answer? Effects on settlement times and costs

16:0016:05

Closing remarks by Chairman

16:00 - 16:05

16:0516:05

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?

09:3510:05

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”?

10:0510:20

What are the opportunities and pitfalls under geopolitical uncertainties?

10:05 - 10:20

10:2010:35

Presentation: Optimising FX liquidity

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

Presentation: FX clearing

11:10 - 11:50

11:3011:50

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

11:30 - 11:50

11:5012:05

Regulation spotlight: 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

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

10:05 - 10:20

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

10:2010:35

Presentation: Decoding FX volatility

10:20 - 10:35

10:3510:45

Morning Networking break

11:10 - 11:40

10:4511:05

Thought leadership fire-side chat: Technology’s role in business continuity

10:45 - 11:05

11:0511:20

Presentation: Post-trade operations: innovations and best practices

11:05 - 11:20

11:2011:40

Brainstorm Session: Blockchain in the FX markets

11:20 - 11:40

11:4012:00

Debate Desk: AI and machine learning in analytics: still a long way to go or the future has come

11:40 - 12:00

Buy-side (using AI and ML to find signal and forecast) VS one doesn’t

12:0012:00

Virtual event ends

00:00 - 00:01