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This is the first and the most inclusive ever conference on markets and exchange infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region.

Held in conjunction with The Asian Banker Summit, the Markets & Exchanges Convention will bring together infrastructure providers, the exchanges themselves, broker-dealers, the all-important treasurers and heads of markets in the banks, fund management houses and a wide range of related financial institutions and counter-parties, making this the single most important annual conference on the infrastructure and products of markets and exchanges in the Asia Pacific region.

Because it is held in conjunction with The Asian Banker Summit 2010, the two-day Markets and Exchanges Convention includes all the major international and regional banks that make up more than 80 percent of all trades in currencies, derivatives and other securities in the region. It is definitely the most inclusive conference of its kind, cutting across all asset types and classes to focus on the infrastructure that is needed to create depth and liquidity in the markets.

As exchanges around the world build connectivity and access to each other’s pools of liquidity, the dynamics of competition and cooperation is changing dramatically. Connectivity between players in the value chain raises many technical issues, from STP to standards. Access to unregulated markets is changing how this industry will look like in the near future. Financial institutions as well as brokers, dealers, trustees and custodians need to be interacting more with each other so as to make sense of these critical shifts.

The Markets and Exchanges Conference is designed:

  • As a market place for global and regional providers of infrastructure, products, depth and liquidity to build the Markets and Exchanges business in the Asia Pacific region.
  • As a platform for dialogue between regulators and practitioners across markets, to push the markets business towards greater harmonization and cross-border interactivity
  • As an opportunity for treasurers in domestic financial institutions to identify product innovations that they can then pass on to their clients.

Some key issues that we will focus on in the Markets and Exchanges Convention include:

  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs): Trends and Challenges
  • Improving conditions for FX trading
  • The role of exchanges in an industry in flux
  • The trading room back-office optimisation
  • Trading Infrastructure: Standardisations, automation and fast trading
  • The heating up of the alternative trading/dark pool debate
  • Is the derivatives market more or less dangerous today?
  • Multi-Asset Class Platforms: The design and implementation of cross-asset trading, risk management and processing solutions for the world’s leading banks, hedge funds, asset management companies, corporations and utilities.

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