Agenda Topics  
  Monday 19 April  
7:30 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 11:00

Opening Keynote Session:

  • Heng Swee Keat, Managing director, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Wee Ee Cheong, Chairman, Association of Banks, Singapore
  • David Eldon, Chairman, The Asian Banker Summit

Summit Keynote: The Leadership Dialogue: ‘The long road back to a market led economy’

Featuring Neel Kashkari - Former Interim Assistant Secretary at the US Treasury for Financial Stability heading the implementation of the TARP Programme and currently Managing Director at PIMCO

  • Is growth in an era of government intervention and sustained uncertainties possible?
  • How long should the Keynesian approach to averting a global economic crisis, continue?
  • What has changed and what will remain the same in the way that the US will develop its regulatory regime?
  • The relationship between the US and the rest of the world in liberalization of the financial services industry.
Dialogue co-chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, President & CEO, The Asian Banker and Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker.

11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30

The Markets & Exchanges Opening Session:

Delivering sustainable liquidity for a growing Asian market: A discussion on alternative trading, dark pools and the future of exchanges

New trading systems are breaking into Asia, but views on their structure and management vary greatly between markets. This must attend session will explore key stake-holder perspectives, with focus on alternative trading venues and access to dark pools in Asia, broker-led vs. neutral dark pools and the role of smart order routing in the proliferation of new trading sites. The session will further address transparency and regulatory questions and how the region is likely to deal with them moving forward.

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Ned Phillips: CEO – Chi-East
  • Senior Representative from TCS

12:30 – 14:00 Luncheon
14:00 – 15:00

How will regulation in the Derivatives market affect growth?

This session will examine how regulators are viewing the growth of the derivatives industry and what regulations do they expect to see in the near future. The discussion will revolve around both the exchange traded and OTC derivatives to understand recent trends and viewpoints.
In this session we will answer questions like: -

  1. Will there be a steady and irreversible flow of trades from the OTC market to Exchanges – to bring in standardization.
  2. Can there be any form of self-regulation?
  3. The Basel Committees recent ruling on counter-party trading risk

Speakers and Panelists include

  • Jane Diplock, Chairperson, Securities Exchange Commission, New Zealand
  • Alberto Pravettoni, Managing Director, Corporate Strategy, London Clearing House
  • Tim Leissner, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, South East Asia

15:00 – 16:00

Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in the Commodities Derivative Market: Special Focus on Asia

How will increasing regulation, improving connectivity and growing importance of risk management, affect commodity trading over the next few years? With the ever-increasing appetite for commodities and natural resources in Asia (esp China) how will this growth pan out in the future and what is the role of exchanges, liquidity pools, alternatives exchanges, infrastructure providers, custodians and banks in developing the Asian Commodity Derivatives Market.

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Thomas McMahon, CEO of Singapore Mercantile Exchange
  • Nirmalendu Jajodia, Chief - Technology and Operations, National Commodities and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX), India
  • Geoff Clear, Head of Asia Commodities, ANZ
  • Alberto Pravettoni, Managing Director, Corporate Strategy, London Clearing House

16:00 – 16:30 Tea/Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30

The future landscape for Asian and Middle East exchanges

As the world takes stock of the worst global recession in a generation, the exchanges industry continues to face its own “perfect storm” of declining volumes, lower trading costs and increased competition. In this session we will discuss:-

  • Key regulatory & governance issues for exchanges
  • Should all exchanges de-mutualize
  • Innovation and diversification strategies for success
  • Impact of technology and connectivity on the exchanges

Speakers and Panelists include

  • Ito Warsito, Chairman of Asian and Oceanian Stock Exchange Federation (AOSEF), and President Director of Indonesia Stock Exchange
  • Thomas McMahon, CEO of Singapore Mercantile Exchange
  • Nirmalendu Jajodia, Chief - Technology and Operations, National Commodities and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX), India
  • Jeremy Smith, Chief Strategy Officer, Second Market

  Tuesday 20 April  
08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:00

How International Central Securities Depositories (ICSDs) can play a larger role in bringing together diverse markets and asset classes under one roof.

With more demanding requirements to manage risks and increased access to liquidity, financial entities are looking to national and international CSDs to improve the flow of funds across geographies and markets. How will these changes evolve in Asia? How will the post trade world evolve in embracing the necessary changes and how is technology making this change possible?

Speakers and Panelists include

  • Ng Chee Kiang, Director, Chief Representative, Euroclear Bank Singapore
  • Senior representative from Philippine Depository

10:00 – 11:00

Infrastructure Standardisation, Automation, Fast trading and Associated Risks

This session will examine these changes, the keys to overcoming challenges in manual intervention and tactical approaches to improving automation and increasing straight-through processing across the transaction life cycle.
This session will cover:

  • How is risk management being handled in the implementation of a faster and better trade and post-trade infrastructure? Is it safe?
  • How important is Latency and Co-location: A look at benchmarks and Way Forward
  • Will regulation play a part in the way fast trade evolves?

Speakers and Panelists include

  • Thibaud De-Maintenant, Head of Domestic Custody Services, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Geoff Clear, Head of Asia Commodities, ANZ
  • Helen Baker, Director, Head of Relationship Management South Asia, Euroclear Bank Singapore Representative Office

11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30

Algorithmic trading of equities, bonds and forex: As Algorithmic trading enters the main stream there are various trends to watch out for. We will discuss some of these in this session:-

  • The convergence of the front and back office
  • Adoption across various asset classes
  • Use of algorithms to meet regulatory requirements
  • What will not change with the onset of increasing algorithmic trading
  • What is the future of High Frequency Trading

Speakers and Panelists include

  • Robert Liable, Head of Nomura Electronic Trading Services in Asia
  • Scott Gaynor, Chief Operating Officer, Morgan Stanley Asia
  • Tim Leissner, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, South East Asia

12:30 – 14:00 Luncheon
14:00 – 15:30

Automating corporate action: Is STP in corporate actions through automation a realistic aim? How successful have firms been in automating their response to corporate actions and what are the challenges involved in making this a widely implementable solution across Asia.

Speakers and Panelists include

  • Srinivasan Gopalakrishna, Head, Technology Solution Delivery - Securities Services, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Tim Leissner, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, South East Asia

15:30 – 16:00 Tea/Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30

Closing Keynote Session: Can Asia be the next Iceland?

Featuring an in-depth conversation with “Ásgeir Jónsson: Chief Economist, Arion Bank, Iceland and author of the book “Why Iceland?”

  • An insider’s account of the events that unfolded to lead Iceland to one of the most far-reaching economic tragedies of our times.
  • Lessons learnt from the Icelandic crisis and how governments can be more prepared to avoid a similar situation.

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Malcolm Knight, Vice Chairman of Deutsche Bank and former Chairman of Bank of International Settlements
  • Cesar Virata, Corporate Vice-Chairman, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation and former Prime Minister of the Philippines
  • Byung Chul Yoon, Chairman, Financial Planning Board Korea, and former Chairman of the Woori Financial Group

  Wednesday 21 April  
09:00 – 14:00

Post-conference activities

  • Visit to the leading domestic banks e-banking, transactional services and risk management (only for delegates from banks deemed foreign and non-competitive)
  • A visit to and briefing from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Singapore’s plans as a regional financial center. (for approved banker delegates only)
  • A visit to and briefing from the Singapore Exchange on recent initiatives and collaborations to make Singapore a leading electronic exchange
  • Post-conference Workshops on risk, technology and operations
  *A few speakers are pending confirmation. The Asian Banker reserves the rights to amend the agenda