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Philippa Allen
ComplianceAsia Consulting

Philippa Allen founded ComplianceAsia in 2003 and has worked in Asia since January 1991. She is a barrister and solicitor who commenced practice at Freehill Hollingdale and Page in Western Australia in 1987. After moving to Hong Kong, Philippa worked as Head of Legal and Compliance for Asia with GT Asset Management, later LGT Asset Management until its acquisition by Invesco. In 1998, she joined the Dresdner Bank Group as Head of Compliance, Asia Pacific. After the merger of Dresdner Bank with Allianz AG, she joined Allianz Dresdner Asset Management as Head of Legal and Compliance, Asia Pacific.

During her time in Asia, Philippa has gained extensive experience of business and regulation in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the PRC, Hong Kong, Singapore and South East Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Australia and has particular expertise in developing compliance solutions for foreign and new entrant financial institutions in these markets as well as in managing regulatory issues in the alternative asset management industry. Philippa was also one of the drafters of the Fund Manager Code of Conduct in Hong Kong and has been involved in a number of submissions to regulators and lobbying efforts with financial industry bodies.


Guy Commaille
Chief Operations Officer, London
Boyer Allan Investment Management

Guy Commaille is one of the founder of Boyer Allan Investment Management. Prior to founding the company in 1998, he was with Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd and Morgan Stanley Trust Company since 1993.

Guy received his Bachelor of Commerce, Finance and Economics and Post Graduate in Finance and Economics from University of Natal.


James Donovan
Executive Director, Asia Regional Salestrading
UBS Asian Regional Salestrading

James is based in Hong Kong as a salestrader covering cash and derivatives for the Asian markets.

He has been in salestrading for over ten years, covering Institutional clients from London and most recently in Hong Kong.

Prior to joining UBS five years ago he worked for Merrill Lynch.


Garry Evans
Chief Equity Strategist, Asia-Pacific

Garry Evans heads HSBC’s equity strategy team in Asia-Pacific based in Hong Kong. His previous roles at HSBC include Head of Pan-Asian Equity Research and Chief Japan Strategist. Garry began his career as a financial journalist and was editor of Euromoney Magazine for eight years before joining HSBC in Tokyo in 1998.


John Fildes
Co-Chair FPL Global Steering Committee
Managing Director

E. John Fildes is the Managing Director of Instinet Pacific, responsible for all the operations of Instinet in non-Japan Asia. Prior to this he was with Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong for 10 years where he held positions as the Head of Equity Marketing and Head of Electronic and Program Trading for the Institutional Equity Division in Asia-Pacific. Before that he was the Head of MSCI for Asia Pacific and was actively involved in the launch of MSCI futures contracts for Taiwan and Singapore on SIMEX. He is also the Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific FIX (Financial Information Exchange Protocol) Steering Committee and is active in promoting the protocol throughout the region. He has been a member of the Steering Committee since 2000. He has written and spoken extensively on the subject of FIX and Electronic Trading.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Mr. Fildes held various positions in Europe with the Financial Times Group, Standard and Poor’s and Reuters and has an extensive knowledge of the financial information marketplace.

Chris Jenkins
Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Regional Committee
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Tora Trading

Chris joined Tora in 2006 as Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Tora, Chris worked in Hong Kong at SWIFT, a global banking network co-operative, where he managed the Asian FIX sales team. Before SWIFT, Chris worked for Macgregor, a U.S. based order management system (OMS) provider. Chris started his career at Midland Bank stockbrokers and then moved to AXA Investment Management. In total, Chris has over ten years of experience in the financial software industry, five of which have been in Asia. In addition, Chris is the Co-Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee for FIX Protocol Limited, and has been instrumental in expanding the use of electronic trading throughout Asia.


Robert K. Laible
Managing Director, Electronic Trading Services, Asia-Pacific
Nomura International (HK) Ltd.

Rob is a Managing Director in charge of the Asia-Pacific Electronic Trading Services for Nomura, where he is responsible for Sales, Product and Client Service. Rob’s team develops the Firm’s DMA infrastructure, trading tools, market connectivity, smart order routing, dark pools, algorithms, and analytics. Product expertise includes: ModelEx, NX, SmartDMA and TradeSpex.

Prior to joining Nomura, Rob was head of Lehman Brothers’ Prime Services Origination in Asia, based in Hong Kong. While in NY, Rob was a senior member of the Equity Liquid Markets Sales force, where he ran a team focusing on Cash & Program Trading, Futures, Options, ETFs, Swaps, Risk Arbitrage, Index Changes and Derivative Related Research. Rob joined Lehman Brothers in 1998 as US Agency Program Trading Product Manager. In this role he developed a comprehensive electronic trading platform which incorporated client connectivity, quantitative research, “smart” trading strategies, access to multiple sources of liquidity and efficient operations and settlement. He was also responsible for the sales and marketing effort for program trading. He subsequently became Global Program Trading Product Manager, and focused on rewriting the common technology that supports each of the regional headquarters.

Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Rob was Executive Vice President and Head of Sales and Trading at Investment Technology Group (“ITG”), an agency brokerage and technology firm. Rob joined ITG in 1987 as one of its first employees. During his eleven-year tenure, he helped develop the firm’s range of advanced trading technologies, including POSIT, and helped drive their expansion into the agency brokerage business. He served as a member of ITG’s Executive Committee.

Rob received a BA in Economics from Amherst College and an MBA in Finance from the NYU Graduate School of Business Administration (Stern).


Jason Lapping
Equity Execution Services, Asia Pacific
Societe Generale

Jason Lapping with 14 years global industry experience, is the head of Equity Execution Services Asia Pacific region for Societe Generale. Prior to taking up this role 5 years ago running Societe Generale's agency brokerage business in Hong Kong, Jason worked as a equity derivatives trader for Societe Generale in various locations including London, Paris and Sydney.


Tony Mackay
Chi-X Global Inc.

Tony Mackay is Chairman of Chi-X Global Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of global securities firm and Nomura Holdings, Inc. subsidiary Instinet. In this role he is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm’s Chi-X trading platforms, including Chi-X Europe, Chi-X Canada and Chi-X Australia.

Mr. Mackay joined Instinet in 1995 as Dealing Director for Instinet’s Asia-Pacific operations, based in Hong Kong. In 1999, he moved to London to establish Instinet’s Asian operations in Europe and, in 2001, moved back to Asia, where he served as President and CEO of Instinet Japan and Head of Instinet Asia, where he was actively involved in improving the development of an alternative market for Japanese equities and the sponsorship of independent research boutiques. In 2004, Mr. Mackay was appointed President and Managing Director of Instinet Europe Limited, during which time he spearheaded the establishment of Chi-X Europe Ltd.

Mr. Mackay began his stockbroking career in 1980 in Australia and has worked for both traditional and electronic brokerage firms in Sydney, Hong Kong, London and Tokyo.


Clive McDonnell
Head of Equity Strategy
BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) Limited

Mr. Clive McDonnell is currently Regional Strategist for BNP Paribas Securities (Asia). He joined BNP Paribas from Standard & Poor’s, where he headed the strategy research team between 2001 and 2007.

Prior to working with S&P, Clive was head of North Asian economic and strategy research at Societe General. With 13 years of experience analyzing developed and emerging equity and fixed income markets, Clive has unrivalled experience in advising BNP Paribas clients. Notable achievements include reports advising clients on the steadfastness of the Hong Kong currency board arrangement during the Asian economic crisis in 1997 as well as developing a short term market sentiment index for global equity markets.

He started his career in 1993 at Dresdner Allianz as an economist after finishing his post-graduate studies at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Clive graduated from the National University of Ireland with a degree in Economics and English.


George Molina
Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Regional Committee, Director of Asian Trading
Franklin Templeton Investments

George Molina is the Asian head of trading for Franklin Templeton's Asian Trading desks located locally in Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea and Shanghai. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1997 as a member of their Global Trading Group based out of Florida, USA before being transferred to Hong Kong in 2002.

Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Mr. Molina worked for the Scudder Kemper group trading Asian Securities. He is currently Co-chairman of FIX Protocol Limited Asia where he is responsible for the promotion of electronic trading in the region.


Srinivas Padmasola
Electronic Trading
Merrill Lynch

Srinivas Padmasola is Hong Kong-based Vice President of Electronic Trading for the Asia Pacific Region at Merrill Lynch. Previously, Srinivas worked for SWIFT in Mumbai and Hong Kong as well as a brief stint at Reuters. Srinivas has been an active member of FPL in the region and is the current co-chair of the Asia Pacific Education & Marketing Sub-Committee.


Uwe Parpart
Managing Director
Chief Economist and Strategist for Asia
Cantor Fitzgerald (Hong Kong)

Uwe Parpart is Cantor Fitzgerald’s Chief Economist and Strategist for Asia based in
Hong Kong. He joined the firm in July 2006 as a Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income and Currency Research, Asia. Prior to joining Cantor, Parpart was a Senior Currency Strategist at Bank of America in Hong Kong responsible for coverage of Japan, China (Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong), and Korea. Previous to that he was a Senior Director at Commercial Intelligence, Singapore, a firm engaged in distressed asset trading and resolution. Concurrently, Parpart was a columnist and contributing editor of Forbes Global magazine.

Parpart’s experience in business and finance in Asia dates back to the late 1980s. Since that time he has been an advisor to Manila Bank and the Thai prime minister’s office, worked with the Mitsubishi Research Institute, Tokyo, and from 1995 to 1997 served as deputy editor of Asia Times, a regional business daily. During the first US Reagan administration he worked with Dr. Norman Bailey at the US National Security Council on international economic affairs.

Following service as a naval officer, Federal Republic of Germany, Parpart received a Fulbright scholarship for graduate work in mathematics and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College.

Parpart has contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers and until recently was a columnist for Shinchosha Foresight magazine, Tokyo.


David Rabinowitz
Executive Director, Head of Direct Execution, Asian Equities

David Rabinowitz is Head of the Asian Direct Execution team at UBS, based in Hong Kong. David started his career with SBC Warburg in London in 1997 before moving to Asia in 2000. He was a member of the no.1 ranked Asian Quantitative Analytics team in 2004 followed by four years on the Asian Portfolio Trading desk before joining the Direct Execution desk.


Kent Rossiter
Head of Regional Asia Pacific Trading
RCM Asia Pacific

Kent joined RCM in May 1999 as the Head of Regional Asia Pacific Trading and is based in Hong Kong, which is one of RCM's 3 trading desks globally. As at end 2008, RCM managed approximately US$85bn and is part of the Allianz Group that has assets under management in excess of US$1 trillion. From 1996 until 1999, Kent was the Deputy General Manager of Asian Equity Sales at Nikko Securities. Prior to that, he was the Head of Japan Desk, Asian Equities at Sun Hung Kai Investment Services, working both in Hong Kong & Tokyo. He has seventeen years investment experience. Over the years Kent's been active as a speaker, panelist, & roundtable host of TradeTech events globally, on their Advisory Board and been a speaker at Institutional Investors' International Trader Forum (ITF) events, participated in The FIX Protocol Organization functions, and was a member of the OMGEO Advisory Board. He's a strong advocate of STP & Electronic Connectivity. Kent has a BA in Business & Economics/Int'l Business from Western Washington University, U.S.A., and an MBA from the University of Hull, U.K.


Pierre C. Rousseau
CEO, BNP Paribas Securities Asia
Global Head of Equities and Derivatives, Asia Pacific

Mr. Pierre Rousseau is currently CEO of BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) and Global Head of Equity Brokerage. Prior to taking up this role, he was Head of Global Execution Services for Japan and Asia.

As Head of Global Execution Services, Pierre is responsible for ensuring the sound and steady development of the business line covering all equities and derivatives flow execution activities such as Direct Market Access (DMA), Program Trading and algorithmic trading in the Japan-Asia area. His managing position puts him in direct contact with the various aspects of this business unit from information technology to sales and operational issues.

Previously Pierre was Head of the Equities business in Asia and Japan for Credit Agricole Cheuvreux, where he oversaw the restructuring of Indosuez WI Carr Securities (IWICS), when it was taken over by Credit Agricole Cheuvreux in November 2001.

Prior to that, Pierre was with IWICS (joined in April 2000), where he created an integrated electronic platform (execution and straight-through processing) and from there, developed a new model for brokerage services.

Pierre first joined Banque Indosuez’ Luxembourg office in 1988 and then moved to Asia in 1993, based in Singapore and Tokyo respectively as Chief Operating Officer of Banque Indosuez and Credit Agricole Indosuez until 2000. Pierre started his career in 1985 with Citibank Benelux, after attaining a Diploma in Commercial Engineering.

Chris Ryan
Managing Director, Asia
FIL Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited

Chris Ryan joined Fidelity International in February 2008 as Managing Director, Asia (ex-Japan and Australia) and has over 20 years experience in asset management in the Asia Pacific region. Chris is responsible for Fidelity’s operations in Hong Kong, the PRC, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea consisting of over 500 staff. He reports to Brett Goodin, President for Fidelity International, Asia Pacific and is a member of the Fidelity Asia Operating Committee.

Chris joined Fidelity International from ING Investment Management, the second largest investment management company in Asia (ex-Japan), where he held the position of Chief Executive Officer for Asia Pacific for five years. In this role, Chris was responsible for the firm’s operations in 13 locations across Asia with more than US$150 billion (house style) AUM and over 1,000 staff. Chris was a member of the ING Global Leadership Council and executive team.

Prior to this role, Chris was ING’s Regional General Manager for North Asia, responsible for operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the PRC, South Korea and Japan. In this position, he engineered ING’s first joint venture fund management company in the PRC, managed the merger of three ING-owned fund management entities in Taiwan, and successfully restructured the firm’s operations in Japan.

Prior to ING, Chris held the position of Managing Director of HSBC Funds Asia Pacific for seven years where he was responsible for the firm’s Asset Management retail fund operations consisting of operations in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea, US$25 billion of assets and approximately 180 staff.

Chris has a Bachelor of Business degree from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.


Guest Host
Damien Ryan

Founder and Director
Ryan Financial Communications

Damien Ryan is the founder and director of Ryan Financial Communications, which is a Hong Kong-based specialist in media relations, spokesperson training and corporate writing for financial companies across Asia-Pacific.
The consultancy was launched in 2007 after 12 year career as a journalist. This included 8 years as a reporter and anchor with Bloomberg in Hong Kong and London. Damien has also reported for business network CNBC and various leading newspapers. He began his reporting career in Australia.

Damien is an accomplished public speaker. He has acted as a moderator for several global business conferences including The World Economic Forum in China and the Middle East. He has chaired numerous industry conferences in Europe and Asia on real estate, banking, telecoms and airlines – both as a journalist and consultant.

Damien has also hosted staff workshops, off-sites and special events for clients such as Manulife, Julius Baer and Deutsche Bank. He has a strong understanding of the trading, corporate finance and fund management industries.


Matthew Saul
Head of Trading for Asia ex-Japan
FIL Investments

Matt is responsible for managing the Asia-ex Japan equity trading desk, based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Fidelity in 2002, Matt spent five years at Citigroup in Melbourne, first on the sell side, then joining the buy side as equity dealer.


Ian Smith
Director, Head of Advanced Execution Services (AES) Products, Asia Pacific
Credit Suisse

Ian Smith is a Director, Equities, at Credit Suisse and Head of Advanced Execution Services (AES) Product for Asia Pacific. He moved to Hong Kong in January 2009 to lead Credit Suisse’s electronic trading product development, especially for Crossfinder, the Bank’s internal crossing network, and Pathfinder, its pioneering Smart Order Routing system. Mr. Smith joined Credit Suisse in London in 2000, working in the Electronic Trading Tools group, where he covered warrants and convertible bond products. He joined the AES team in 2002 as the System Architect. Before Credit Suisse, Mr. Smith worked at Citigroup in equity derivatives. He holds a Masters Degree in International Economics.


Peter Twist
Chief Executive Officer
IND-X Securities

Peter Twist joined as CEO of IND-X Securities in 2007 and has over 16 years of experience in the industry. Peter started his career at Barclays Bank in retail banking and subsequently joined SG Warburg where he worked in Sterling money markets. Between 1989 and 1994, he worked for Nomura International as a Japanese equity warrant market maker before joining HSBC Securities in 1994 where he was initially involved in sales trading of Japanese equities/derivatives before seconding to HSBC Japan for 9 years culminating as Head of Equity Distribution responsible for research sales, sales trading and international equities.


Harvey Twomey
Managing Director, Head of Prime Brokerage Sales & Hedge Fund Capital Group
Pacific Rim Region, Deutsche Bank

Harvey Twomey is the Global Prime Finance Regional Head of Sales & HFCG for Deutsche Bank in the Pacific Rim. Based in Hong Kong, Harvey and his team are responsible for growing the bank’s Equity Financing/Prime Brokerage business throughout Asia, Japan and Australia.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in April 2008, Harvey was Head of Prime Brokerage Sales at Merrill Lynch a role held from 2004. He began his career with Barclays de Zoete Wedd in Dublin and subsequently spent 8 years with the Misys Group and 2 years as Head of Sales EMEA for HSBC Global Fund Services based in London.


Mark Wheatley
Managing Director, Head of Japan Equity, and Head of Electronic Trading
Merrill Lynch

Mark Wheatley is a Managing Director, Head of Japan Equity, and Head of Electronic Trading for the Asia Region at Merrill Lynch. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the Firm’s electronic trading initiatives in the region.

Mark joined Merrill Lynch in 2004 in London and held a number of positions including Head of EMEA Portfolio Trading and Head of EMEA Cash Equity Trading. In 2007, he was named Head of Execution Services for EMEA in the run up to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). Over the three years he spent in Europe, Mark helped Merrill Lynch roll out its X-Act Electronic Trading platform, which incorporates the X-Direct low-latency DMA, the advanced Algorithmic Trading platform, the MLXN Internalisation Engine and the Smart Order Routing technology, resulting in Merrill Lynch’s No. 1 ranking on the London Stock Exchange and position as the largest participating broker on Chi-X when it went live in earnest post MiFID.

Before joining Merrill Lynch, Mark spent 15 years at Morgan Stanley where he ran the Portfolio and Delta 1 Trading business in Europe.

Prior to that, Mark studied Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.


Martin Wheatley, JP
Chief Executive Officer
Securities and Futures Commission Hong Kong

Mr. Wheatley became the executive Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) on 1 October 2005 and was appointed by the HKSAR Chief Executive as the SFC’s first Chief Executive Officer on 23 June 2006.

Prior to joining the SFC, Mr. Wheatley was Deputy Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange.

Mr. Wheatley was also Chairman of the FTSE International and sat on the Listing Authority Advisory Committee of the Financial Services Authority of England.

Mr. Wheatley qualified as an accountant in 1984, has a first degree in Philosophy and an MBA.


David M. Webb

A Hong Kong resident since 1991, former investment banker David Webb retired in 1998 to focus on his investments in HK-listed small-caps and establish, a non-profit platform for better corporate and economic governance in Hong Kong, which now has over 19,000 subscribers to its free newsletter. He has been a member of Hong Kong’s Takeovers and Mergers Panel since 2001, and was an elected independent director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd from 2003 to 2008 when he resigned over corporate governance issues. He was a best-selling author of games and books for the first generation of home computers. He is an Oxford maths graduate, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, and former Chairman of Hong Kong Mensa.


Gavin Williamson
Head of Execution Trading

Gavin Williamson joined HSBC in May 2005, initially working in London and then relocating to Hong Kong to Head up HSBC's Execution Trading division, joining from Deutsche Bank in London where he worked as the Global Head of Institutional Execution services.

Prior to that he was Director and Head of Equity Electronic Trading with Salomon Smith Barney based in Hong Kong and Co-Chair of the Asia Pac regional FIX committee.


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