Trading Singapore


Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore, Singapore

21 Sep 2017

Event Overview


Having grown for 3 consecutive years,Trading Singapore brings together more local banks and buy-sides than any other derivatives event in Singapore. The event will focus on South East Asian market opportunities and challenges today and in the future.

For details of the event and speaking opportunities please contact Valerija Slavina valerija.slavina@globalinvestorgroup.com.
For sponsorship enquiries please contact William Mitting William.mitting@globalinvestorgroup.com

 

 

 

 

Agenda Overview


8:30 Registration and refreshments

9:30 Welcome address

9:40 Keynote address
Khoon Goh,
Head of Asia Research, ANZ

10:00 Interest rate returns and the end of Quantitative Easing
As the global economic recovery looks set to strengthen, a return to “normality” monetary policy in the major global economies is predicted. Not only does this mean a return to interest rate uncertainty but a major prop under the price of bonds and possibly volatility in the stock market will also be removed. This panel will look at the implications for asset managers and professional traders.

- What is the outlook for interest rates in the major economies?
- What impact will the end of QE and rising rates have on Asian markets?
- How has the interest rates derivatives market changed since the financial crisis?
- What instruments can investors use to position themselves for rising rates?


Moderator:
Linus Lim, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Phillip Capital Management (S) Ltd and CEO, Phillip Tokai Tokyo Investment Management

Panelists:
Nader Naeimi, Head of Dynamic Markets, Multi Asset Group, AMP Capital

Satoshi Iwanaga, Chairman, Eurekahedge

Jethro Goodchild, Head of Asian Credit, Aviva Investors

Ravi Pandit, Executive Director, Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Products, Asia Pacific, CME Group


10:45 Coffee break

11:15 ETFs rapid growth and expansion into new asset classes
Global ETF assets topped $4tr earlier this year and are fast growing in Asia. Not only is use of the instruments growing, ETFs are expanding into new asset classes and are being used in increasingly varied ways by the professional investment community. This panel will discuss the factors that are driving this growth and how ETFs can complement your trading strategy and portfolios.

- What is responsible for the rapid growth of ETFs around the world?
- How are ETFs increasingly being used as financial instruments?
- What is behind the popularity of fixed income ETFs
- What are the risks of the growth of ETFs?

Moderator:

Aleksey Mironenko, Partner & Chief Distribution Officer, Premia Partners Company Limited

Panellists:

Sean Cunningham, Head of Capital Markets and Fixed Income for iShares and Index Investing Asia Pacific, BlackRock

Matthew J. Arnold, Head of SPDR ETFs Singapore & Head of ETF Strategy & Research-APAC, State Street Global Advisors Singapore Ltd

Viktor Östebo, Head of Institutional Trading, Flow Traders

Candice Muller, Director, Business Development, ETF and Index Solutions, Asia Pacific, ICE Data Services

Julian Tsung-Sheng Liu, CEO and President, Yuanta Securities Investment Trust Company


12:05 Ted talk: Sustainable finance

Stefan Ulrich, Director, Paia Consulting Pte Ltd


12:15 Latency is dead, long live data driven strategies!

For years, speed has been the key edge for many professional trading firms. But now with the commoditization of lower-latency, increased efforts to reduce the advantage of speed at exchanges, and the costs of being among the fastest increasing exponentially, for most traders, speed is no longer the edge it used to be. Today firms are turning to more effective use of data to gain an edge with powerful effects.

- Is speed a commodity in today’s market? 
- How are firms using data to get an edge in today’s market? 
- How are big data tools changing data analysis? 
- How to select the best quant driven strategies?

Moderator:
Bernard Lock, Managing Director, Global Macro Concepts

Panelists:

Matthew Cartwright, Director, Head of hedge fund solutions-Asia Pacific, Saxo Capital Markets

Scott Treloar, Founder, Noviscient

Choo Wing Kwong, Senior Portfolio Manager, Portfolio Solutions Group, Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited

Others to be confirmed


13:00 Lunch

14:00 Keynote address: Harvesting premium with SPX options

As we are near the end of summer 2017, investors will be looking ahead to a busy stretch of earnings, possible interest rate hikes and a potential increase in volatility.   SPX options allow investors to achieve one of many objectives for their portfolio, including hedging against a potential market decline, and generating premium using the weekly and traditional monthly options.   Join Gareth Ryan, Founder & Managing Director at IUR Capital as he looks at implementing an effective options strategy using SPX for the portfolio.   Gareth will discuss the use of SPX options based on varying market conditions. This event will be interactive and will include a Q&A session at the end.

Gareth Ryan, Founder and Managing Director, IUR Capital


14:20 Global commodity reflation: long term trend or short term bounce?
The great commodity reflation has long been predicted and the last year has seen significant growth in some commodity prices. However, has this been a cyclical trend or a bounce towards a sideways market. This panel will look at the outlook, which commodities have performed well and where to trade them and ask if the market in Asia needs a broader participation to thrive?

- What’s the latest on the commodity reflation trade?
- Which commodities have seen the most investment recently?
- What new commodity contracts have been launched by exchanges?
- How can discretionary commodity funds in Asia attract more investment?

Panellists:

Michael Coleman, Managing Director, RCMA Asset Management Pte Ltd

Daisy Liang, Director/Head of Asia Investor Relations, Gresham Investment Management Asia

Kevin Tan, Executive Vice President, Straits Financial Services  

William Chin, Director, Head of Commodities, Derivatives, SGX

Others to be confirmed


15:00 One on one - panel (tbc)

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Customisable technology: buy and build
Technology provision to trading businesses has usually been a choice between outsource our build in house. However, this is changing with the rise of buy and build offerings by third party vendors. This trend is unlocking potential and providing a cost effective “third way” to access the best of both worlds.

- What advantages does a buy-and-build approach to technology offer?
- How are firms using APIs to enhance technology?
- What inhouse expertise do you need for the buy-and-build approach?
- How can FCMs develop technology in partnership with their clients?

Moderator:

Lewis Richardson, Derivatives Business Development Manager, Fidessa

Panelists:

Sylvain Maly, Head of Electronic Derivatives, Execution Desk, Societe Generale

James Hardcastle, Business Development Director, Colt Capital Markets Solutions Sales, Asia Pacific, Colt Technology Services Limited

Steve Stewart, Managing Director, Sales EMEA, Trading Technologies

Tan T Kiang,
Chief Investment Officer, Grasshopper

Other to be confirmed

16:45 Bringing the next generation of participants and businesses to the market
For years, speed has been the key edge for many professional trading firms. But now with the commoditization of lower-latency, increased efforts to reduce the advantage of speed at exchanges, and the costs of being among the fastest increasing exponentially, for most traders, speed is no longer the edge it used to be. Today firms are turning to more effective use of data to gain an edge with powerful effects.

- Is speed a commodity in today’s market?
- How are firms using data to get an edge in today’s market?
- How are big data tools changing data analysis?
- How to select the best quant driven strategies?

Moderator:

Eric Neo
, CEO, Neo & Partners Global

Panelists:

Harold Duineveld, Managing Director, Audacity Capital DMCC

Jeffrey Bujang, CEO, Propex Singapore

TK Yap, Executive Director & Head of Institutional Business, OCBC Securities

Others to be confirmed


17:30  Drinks reception

 

15:45 – 17:15 Breakout session: Collateral and clearing for asset managers

15:45 - 16:30  Changing regulation, changing relationships

The global mandate to clear some OTC derivatives has combined with CRD IV and subsequent balance sheet constraints on banks to fundamentally change how they interact with their clients. The buyside now has to take more responsibility for its operations, faces new decisions on trading and clearing and has to understand how portfolios impact the balance sheets of their prime brokers.

-       How are bilateral margining rules and the requirement to clear some OTC instruments changing buyside behaviour?

-       What is changing in terms of how banks interact with their clients?

-       Why are some instruments moving into a cleared environment ahead of any mandate?

-       How can asset managers work with their service providers to become more balance sheet efficient?

Moderator:
William Mitting, Managing Director, Global Investor Group

Panelists:
Marcus Robinson, Asia Pacific Head of Rates & FX Derivatives, LCH
Eddie Lim, Head Financial Markets Advisory, Treasury & Markets, DBS 
Others to be confirmed

 

16:30 - 17:15  Collateral efficiency: taking centre stage

New regulations for both the buy and the sell side and the drive for efficiency across the business is forcing firms to be much more efficient with how they manage and transmit collateral. While fears of a collateral shortage are overblown, there are issues with the optimisation of collateral across the market.

-      What does collateral efficiency really mean in practice?

-      What difference can better management of collateral make to a business?

-       What is the industry and infrastructure providers doing to facilitate and optimize collateral management services in the cleared and uncleared space?

-      How can the buyside and the sellside work together to better manage collateral?

Moderator:
William Mitting, Managing Director, Global Investor Group


Panelists:
Marcus Robinson, Asia Pacific Head of Rates & FX Derivatives, LCH
Frederick Shen, Head Global Treasury Business Management, OCBC Bank
Others to be confirmed 

 
 

Confirmed speakers include:


 

Matthew J. Arnold, Head of SPDR ETFs Singapore & Head of ETF Strategy & Research – APAC, State Street Global Advisors Singapore Ltd

William Chin, Director, Head of Commodities, Derivatives, SGX

Wing Kwong Choo, Senior Portfolio Manager, Portfolio Solutions Group, Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited

Michael Coleman, Managing Director, RCMA Asset Management Pte Ltd

Sean Cunningham, Head of Capital Markets and Fixed Income for iShares and Index Investing Asia Pacific, BlackRock

Harold Duineveld, Managing Director, Audacity Capital DMCC

Satoshi Iwanaga, Chairman, Eurekahedge

Linus Lim, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Phillip Capital Management (S) Ltd and CEO, Phillip Tokai Tokyo Investment Management

Bernard Lock, Managing Director, Global Macro Concepts 

Sylvain Maly, Head of Electronic Derivatives, Execution Desk, Societe Generale

Aleksey Mironenko, Partner & Chief Distribution Officer, Premia Partners Company Limited

Nader Naeimi, Head of Dynamic Markets, Multi Asset Group, AMP Capital

Eric Neo, CEO, Neo & Partners Global

Viktor Östebo, Head of Institutional Trading, Flow Traders

Lewis Richardson, Derivatives Business Development Manager, Fidessa

Jethro Goodchild, Head of Asian Credit, Aviva Investors

Ravi Pandit, Executive Director, Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Products, Asia Pacific, CME Group

Candice Muller, Director, Business Development, ETF and Index Solutions, Asia Pacific, ICE Data Services

Julian Tsung-Sheng Liu, CEO and President, Yuanta Securities Investment Trust Company

Stefan Ulrich, Director, Paia Consulting Pte Ltd

Matthew Cartwright, Director, Head of hedge fund solutions-Asia Pacific, Saxo Capital Markets

Scott Treloar, Founder, Noviscient

Gareth Ryan, Founder and Managing Director, IUR Capital

Daisy Liang, Director/Head of Asia Investor Relations, Gresham Investment Management Asia

Kevin Tan, Executive Vice President, Straits Financial Services  

James Hardcastle, Business Development Director, Colt Capital Markets Solutions Sales, Asia Pacific, Colt Technology Services Limited

Steve Stewart, Managing Director, Sales EMEA, Trading Technologies

Jeffrey Bujang, CEO, Propex Singapore

TK Yap, Executive Director & Head of Institutional Business, OCBC Securities

Tan T Kiang,
Chief Investment Officer, Grasshopper

Khoon Goh, Head of Asia Research, ANZ

and more

Gold Sponsors

Colt

Colt provides high bandwidth services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs.
Colt enables the digital transformation of businesses through its intelligent, purpose-built, cloud-integrated network, known as the Colt IQ Network.
It connects over 700 data centres around the globe, with over 24,500 on-net buildings and growing.
Colt is also recognised as an innovator and pioneer in software defined networks (SDN) and
network function virtualisation (NFV).

 

LCH

LCH has always endeavoured to build strong relationships with partners across the global markets to
deliver best-in-class risk management.
With our accumulated experience and expertise, we are uniquely positioned to help participants increase capital and operational efficiency, while adhering to an expanding and complex set of cross-border regulations. Working together with our stakeholders, we have helped accelerate the transition to central clearing with an array of innovative enhancements,
including solo compression with blended rate, an expanded set of customer protection options, and the launch of portfolio margining. When combined with an
uncompromising commitment to service delivery, it's no surprise that LCH is the natural choice of
the world’s leading market practitioners.

 

 

Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT)

Trading Technologies creates professional trading software and solutions for a wide variety of users including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, commercial hedgers and risk managers. TT provides access to the world’s major international exchanges and liquidity platforms via their TT® and X_TRADER® trading platforms. The TT platform delivers ultra-low latency performance with unprecedented accessibility across all major devices, and features a broad array of components to facilitate manual and automated trading styles, including auto-trading and auto-spreading tools, server-side execution engines, charting and analytics, and robust FIX and proprietary API solutions Learn more at www.tradingtechnologies.com.

 

 

Silver Sponsors

 

 

CME Group

CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, handling 3 billion contracts
worth approximately $1 quadrillion annually (on average). The company provides a marketplace for buyers and sellers, bringing together individuals, companies and institutions that need to manage risk or that
want to profit by accepting risk. Our exchanges - CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX - offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, and metals, and through our CME Globex electronic trading platform. CME Group also offers a growing slate of cleared OTC products and services. Additionally, CME Group operates CME Clearing – one of the world's leading central
counterparty clearing providers – which serves as the counterparty to every trade that happens in our markets.

With offices across Asia in Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo, CME Group works closely with its diverse Asian customer base to
serve its specific risk management and investment requirements. 
Complementary to our business expansion through organic growth, our Asian presence is also
made up of strategic partnerships and close working relationships with various regional exchanges and institutions.

 

 

 
Fidessa Group

Exceptional trading, investment and information solutions for the world’s financial community. 

New technology, new regulation, new challenges: making money in today’s financial markets is all about staying ahead of the curve.
Having the capability to spot new trends and act fast turns change into opportunity. That’s why 85% of the world’s premier financial
institutions trust Fidessa to provide them with their multi-asset trading and investment infrastructure,
their market data and analysis, and their decision making and workflow technology.
It's also why over $20 trillion worth of transactions flow across our global network each year.
Because we’re the market leader, we can also offer unique access to the world’s largest and most valuable
trading community of buy-side and sell-side professionals, from global institutions and investment
banks to boutique brokers and niche hedge funds.

Fidessa is a global business with scale, resilience, ambition and expertise. We’ve delivered around 25% compound growth since our stock market
listing in 1997 and we're recognised as the thought leader in our space. We set the benchmark with our unrivalled set of
mission-critical products and services and, uniquely, serve both the buy-side and sell-side communities. Ongoing investment in our leading-edge,
integrated solutions ensures Fidessa remains the industry's number one choice.

 

 
GH Financials

G. H. Financials is a provider of global clearing solutions for exchange traded futures and options contracts on the world’s leading derivatives
markets and has provided market access and clearing services to professional traders and institutions around the globe since 1993. 
G. H. Financials clears on over twenty-five exchanges globally and has been consistently one of the largest clearing members on the European
and US futures exchanges.
G. H. Financials is headquartered in London and operates subsidiary businesses in both Chicago and Hong Kong.  
For further information visit http://www.ghfinancials.com/

 

 

 

 

IUR Capital

 

IUR Capital is a London-based hedge fund specialising in the use of option strategies to generate returns for retail & institutional client portfolios.
The firm focuses on risk premia with exchange-traded index options and equity options across European and US markets. It was founded in 2007 by Gareth Ryan, Managing Director and has recently launched a proprietary trading unit in addition to its Managed Accounts business.
In addition to option overlay programs, the firms’ main offering is the S&P 500 Index Credit Spread Strategy which seeks to harvest premium on a continuous basis, and secondly to outperform its underlying benchmark on an annual basis.

 

 

Montreal Exchange

 
TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (New York, Houston) as well as in London, Beijing and Singapore.

Montréal Exchange (MX) is Canada’s derivatives exchange, owned and operated by TMX Group. MX offers retail and institutional investors futures and options products across major asset classes, including interest rates, equities, FX, Canadian stock indices and repos, as well as clearing services. MX serves an important function in the stability and viability of Canada’s financial markets, setting a new all-time monthly volume record in June 2017, surpassing 10 million derivatives contracts traded for the first time in history. Overall MX volume is up 6% through the first half of 2017 compared with the same period last year.

Follow us on Twitter: @TMXGroup and @MtlExchange

 

Osaka Exchange

 

Osaka Exchange, Inc. (OSE), the mother market of Nikkei 225 Futures & Options, is the derivatives arm of JPX-Group. Following the integration of Tokyo Stock Exchange’s derivatives market in March 2014, OSE is offering trading opportunities for a broad range of Japanese equity index futures/options including TOPIX products and also JGB products.

In 2016, OSE launched the new trading platform, New J-GATE, and extended trading hours to cover not only European but also US business hours. Additionally, the Nikkei 225 mini, OSE’s flagship product, ranks as the world’s third most actively traded equity index futures by volume.

The origin of OSE stems from the world’s first institutional futures exchange, the Dojima Rice Exchange. Established in 1730, it already provided futures trading with cash settlement. This pioneering DNA remains intact today at OSE as it continues to challenge itself and constantly seeks innovation to create and build attractive markets.
 
We’re open all night, we keep it liquid, and we’re up to speed.

 

Bronze Sponsors

Intercontinental Exchange

Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) operates the leading network of global futures, equity and equity options exchanges, as well as global clearing and data services
across financial and commodity markets. Our global infrastructure is engineered to provide markets and clearing houses in the time zones and regulatory jurisdictions
where our customers do business. As part of that infrastructure, ICE Futures Singapore offers secure, regulated futures trading and clearing services to market
participants within this key region. Complementing our existing portfolio of financial and commodity benchmark contracts, ICE Futures Singapore’s
regional portfolio of energy, gold and FX contracts offer a range of hedging tools based on the diverse needs of market participants. www.theice.com

 

Supporting Organisation

 

 

Grasshopper is a leading professional trading group in Singapore that deals in proprietary trading. Grasshopper trades in major derivatives across Asia and the United States and is a major global liquidity provider for exchanges based in Singapore

 

Media Partners

 

 

ADVANCED

Founded in 2002, ADVANCED helps and educates everyone on financial technologies that are changing the world of trading. Analyzing your winners and more importantly re-engineering your losers. Focused on (AI)Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the applications in Big Data Analysis to the way you trade.

http://www.advancedfutures.com

 

 

AIMA

The Alternative Investment Management Association is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with more than 1,800 corporate members in over 50 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than $1.8 trillion in assets. AIMA draws upon the expertise and diversity of its membership to provide leadership in industry initiatives such as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programmes and sound practice guides. AIMA proactively communicates with the media and the general public to increase awareness around the value of the industry. AIMA set up the Alternative Credit Council, or ACC, to help firms focused in the private credit and direct lending space. AIMA is governed by its Council (Board of Directors). For further information, please visit AIMA’s website, www.aima.org.

 

 

ASIFMA

 

ASIFMA is an independent, regional trade association with over 90 member firms comprising a diverse range of leading financial institutions from both the buy and sell side, including banks, asset managers, law firms and market infrastructure service providers. Together, we harness the shared interests of the financial industry to promote the development of liquid, deep and broad capital markets in Asia. ASIFMA advocates stable, innovative and competitive Asian capital markets that are necessary to support the region’s economic growth. We drive consensus, advocate solutions and effect change around key issues through the collective strength and clarity of one industry voice. Our many initiatives include consultations with regulators and exchanges, development of uniform industry standards, advocacy for enhanced markets through policy papers, and lowering the cost of doing business in the region. Through the GFMA alliance with SIFMA in the United States and AFME in Europe, ASIFMA also provides insights on global best practices and standards to benefit the region

 

Automated Trader

 

Automated Trader is the first global magazine dedicated to automated and algorithmic trading. The magazine is a regular print and digital publication that focuses on all aspects of automation in the trading process. Featuring insights from both academics and practitioners alike, Automated Trader covers strategies and analytics,
the impact of regulatory requirements, and all the latest technological innovations in the field.

 

 

 

Launched in 2001, Eurekahedge has a proven track record spanning over a decade as the world’s largest independent data provider and alternative research firm
specialising in hedge fund databases covering North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in New York and Cebu, the global expertise of our research team constantly adapts to industry changes and needs, allowing
Eurekahedge to develop and offer a wide array of products and services coveted by accredited investor groups,
financial institutions and media sources. In addition to market-leading hedge fund databases and analysis,
Eurekahedge’s other business functions include hedge fund publications, due diligence services, investor services, and an analytical platform service.

For more information, please contact marketing@eurekahedge.com or visit www.eurekahedge.com.

 

 

 

Global Banking & Finance Review

Global Banking & Finance Review is a leading Online and Print Magazine, which has evolved from the growing need to have a more balanced view, for informative and independent news within the financial community. Our experienced contributors provide this quality and in-depth insight in a clear and concise way, providing leading players and key figures with up to date information within the finance sector.. Read in over 200 different countries and ranked below 15,000 globally by Alexa across billions of websites. To find out more, visit us at http://www.globalbankingandfinance.com

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