Join us on October 6, 2020



08:00 - 08:55


Conference chairperson opening remarks

08:55 - 09:00


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


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?


Morning Networking break

11:10 - 11:40


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?


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?



12:50 - 13:50


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?


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


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


Closing remarks by Chairman

16:00 - 16:05


End of conference

16:05 - 16:06


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?


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”?


What are the opportunities and pitfalls under geopolitical uncertainties?

10:05 - 10:20


Presentation: Optimising FX liquidity

10:20 - 10:35


Morning Networking break

11:10 - 11:40


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

10:50 - 11:10


Presentation: FX clearing

11:10 - 11:50


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

11:30 - 11:50


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


Virtual day one ends

12:05 - 12:06


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?


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?


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?


Presentation: Decoding FX volatility

10:20 - 10:35


Morning Networking break

11:10 - 11:40


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

10:45 - 11:05


Presentation: Post-trade operations: innovations and best practices

11:05 - 11:20


Brainstorm Session: Blockchain in the FX markets

11:20 - 11:40


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


Virtual event ends

00:00 - 00:01