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The Markets and Exchanges Convention Agenda

Thursday, 7th April 2011
07:30 – 08:30

08:30 – 10:30
Summit Opening Session
Welcome notes

  • David Eldon, Chairman, The Asian Banker Summit
  • He Guangbei, Chief Executive of Bank of China (HK) & Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks

Keynote Address

  • Norman T L Chan, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
The Leadership Dialogue

The keynote leadership dialogue will attempt to paint a picture of the future architecture of the financial services industry by mapping the ascent of ANZ bank as a pan-Asian financial institution through a panel discussion featuring:

  • Michael RP Smith, Chief Executive Officer, ANZ Bank
  • M. Ramaswami, President, Singapore Exchange
  • José María Roldán,Director General, Banking Regulation, Banco de España, Chair Standards Implementation Group, Basel Committee

Shape that the financial services industry should take for a sustainable future

  • An overview of current regulatory reforms in developed markets
  • The influence of the G20 and non-industry players
  • The impact of industry specific initiatives such as Basel III
  • Current trends towards cross-border consolidation in markets and exchanges

Dialogue Co-Chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, President & CEO, The Asian Banker, Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

10:30 – 11:00
Tea/Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00
The future of post-trade infrastructure in Asian bond markets

The Asian bond market is a major source of liquidity and diversification. Policymakers in the region are thus concerned with the development of
the Asian bond market. Post-trade infrastructure efficiency can be improved by facilitating the usage of cross-border in Asia, to allow Asian and international financial institutions to gain higher levels of exposure to the region's bonds. How can such efficiency be achieved? What are the
challenges involved? And in which direction can we expect Asian bond post-trade infrastructure to develop?

Speakers and panelists invited include

  • Esmond Lee, Executive Director, Financial Infrastructure, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • Patrick Cichy, Senior Business Consultant, HSBC
  • Adam Wilson, Director, Securities Markets, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
  • Olivier Grimonpont, General Manager & Regional Head, APAC, Euroclear Bank

Moderated by Neil Parekh, Partner, Starin Capital

12:00 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:30
Is Pan-Asia trading for equities across Asian markets implementable?

The cross-border trading markets in Asia have been expanding rapidly, with Singapore and Hong Kong leading the way. Countries like Malaysia and Thailand are however still lacking in infrastructure and trading support. The exchanges also run on separate agendas, under a range of regulatory environments, making it difficult for cross-border trading to take place. Can Asia create an environment that is conducive for regional growth? What, if anything, need to change?

Speakers and panelists invited include

  • Romnesh Lamba, Executive Vice President and Head of Market Development, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
  • Paul Egan, Managing Director, Regional Head of Intermediaries and Markets, Citibank
  • Patrick Cichy, Senior Business Consultant, HSBC

Moderated by Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

14:30 – 15:30
Algorithmic trading - to infinity and beyond

As a result of regulatory changes which forces OTC products to be standardized and traded on an exchange, more opportunities are opened up to trade algorithmically. How can exchanges provide a connectivity layer linking them up through different trading platforms?
Is there a possibility for exchange-based single high speed, high throughput multi asset class trading system that would allow smart order types to trade on a single platform with low latency?

Speakers and panellists invited include:

  • Bharat Shah, Product Director, TCS BaNCS Securities Trading
  • Brian Brown, Managing Director, The Shogi Group
  • Philip York, Chief Executive Officer, Empyreal Investments Group

Moderated by Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

15:30 – 16:00
Tea/Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00
Transitioning derivatives trading from OTC to clearing houses and CCPs

The credit crunch of 2008 has prompted new regulations, especially on derivatives, and focuses on the transitioning of derivatives trading to the
stock exchanges. Will these measures reduce systemic risk suffi ciently to prevent a repeat of the 2008 situation, or are rules like requiring CCPs for derivatives merely reshuffling the risk across various market participants? How can financial institutions embrace the new era?

Speakers and panellists invited include:

  • Gary Chueng, Managing Director, South China Financial Holdings Limited and Director, Hong Kong Securities Association
  • James Pike, Executive Director, Regional Head of Derivative Operations, Morgan Stanley Asia Limited
  • Shane Berkley, Executive Director for Operations- Credit and Rates Business, JP Morgan
  • Mark Bell, Business Development Director, Calypso
Moderated by Tim Rowlands, Director of Research, Vector P/L

Friday, 8th April 2011
08:30 – 09:30
A Special In-depth Dialogue with M. Ramaswami, President, Singapore Exchange (SGX).

In this special one-on-one stage dialogue with one of the most astute leaders in the exchange world today, we hope to cover a wide range of
strategic and operational areas covering the exchange business today.

Ramaswami has the distinction of being one of the most experienced professionals in building infrastructure in the financial services industry
in both banking and financial markets. With more than 20 years of world-wide experience in operations and technology, he has helped steered the alignment of operations and technology and tagged with the huge responsibility to ensure that SGX stays ahead in the highly competitive and fast-paced marketplace. His mandate today is to align the technology and innovation infrastructure to the global strategic direction of the SGX.

The Singapore Exchange has recently made a number of bold moves that has generated huge attention. The recent proposed merger with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will require considerable work in building linkages as well as risk management infrastructure. In addition,
SGX will be launching the world's fastest trading engine, SGX Reach, will build an open architecture that enables it to connect easily with all shades of institutional investors as well as enables it to introduce new trading products and services seamlessly. What lies ahead for the future of an organisation like the SGX depends very much on the infrastructure that Ramaswami and his team are building?

Ramaswami will be interviewed by Emmanuel Daniel and other editors with participation from the audience.

09:30 – 11:00
CLS and its role in the foreign exchange market

CLS has helped reduce settlement risk and counterparty risk in the foreign exchange market. The rise in the use of the system has led to increased operational efficiencies and cost savings. However, only a few major Asian currencies have adopted the system. How can CLS benefit the remaining major Asian currencies, as well as the region as a whole? How could risk trends develop in the region's forex markets? In this session,we will cover the following:
  • Foreign exchange (FX) market developments - key trends and drivers of growth and market composition
  • CLS and its role in the FX market - reminder of what CLS does, the currencies it settles, its origins and how it has addressed risk in the FX market.
  • Expanding the footprint of settlement risk elimination - CLS strategic focus to broaden participation and the benefits it brings for currencies and other market participants
  • Future challenges for the industry - regulation with the unintended consequences being the main concern for FX

Speakers and panellists invited include:

  • Lynn Mathews, Representative from CLS, Asia Pacific & Latin America, CLS Group Holdings
  • Sun Meiyu, General Manager, International Department, Agricultural Bank of China
Moderated by  Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker
11:00 – 11:30
Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30
The growing presence of dark pools and its implications

The adoption of dark pools is increasing in Asia. Western banks have traditionally been leading the charge, but the announcement by Singapore's SGX of plans to jointly establish a pan-Asian dark pool brings a new dynamic to the situation. With the fragmentation of liquidity and diverse regulatory environment in the region, what is the place of dark pools? How are dark pools evolving to meet the needs of institutional investors?

Speakers and panelists invited include:

  • Lee Porter, Managing Director, Liquidnet Asia Limited
  • Chris Jenkins, Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Tora
  • Michael Corcoran, Head of Sales & Trading, ITG (Hong Kong)

Moderated by Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

12:30 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:30
Efficiency of corporate actions

In a fast paced trading environment, processing corporate actions in a timely and accurate fashion is challenging and daunting issue. Some of
the issues that will be addressed in this session include:
  • Interpretation risk
  • Timing risk
  • Accuracy risk
  • Costs in the current systems

How can these challenges be managed?

Speakers and panellists invited include:

  • Adam Wilson, Director, Securities Markets, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
  • James Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Limited
  • Geert Desmedt, Head of Operations and Client Services, Asia-Pacific, Euroclear Bank

Moderated by Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

15:30 – 16:00
Tea/Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00
Summit Closing Keynote Session

What should bankers live for
A 1-on- 1 interview with Michael Bernard DeNoma, Chairman, Chinatrust Commercial Bank one of the more aggressively growing Pan-Asian franchises.

On March the 28th 2011 Mr. Michael Bernard DeNoma completed the cross-country marathon dubbed "the Protect the Children 400 Km Ultra-
Marathon". Mr. Michael Bernard DeNoma ran the 400km ultra-marathon from Kaohsiung to Taipei as Part of China's Silk Road Run to help raise
awareness on the issues of water shortages. When Mr. DeNoma is not running marathon's for great causes he has expanded the Chinatrust
Commercial Bank franchise to become a truly greater China institution. Chinatrust Commercial Bank has 145 domestic and 75 overseas outlets
and is the Taiwanese bank with the most extensive international network

.Mr. DeNoma is more closely associated with causes like the ICMEC and his work with 'Light Up A Life' campaign. This has not prevented the Chinatrust Commercial Bank from growing many folds since he became chairman.

  • Who is this man and where is he taking the bank?
  • What can we learn from him about what matters and what doesn't in growing a franchise?
  • What is his real impact on the institution and how will his achievements be measured?
  • In a world where bankers have been closely associated with greed what does it mean to care?

** Please note that speakers and panelists listed above are in various stages of invitation and confirmation.

The Asian Banker Summit 2011 is host to four conferences. For more details, please look up for the following other conferences held in conjunction with The Asian Banker Summit 2011.

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