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Speakers are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

Andrew Allwright
Business Manager, MiFID Solutions
Thomson Reuters

Andrew Allwright joined Reuters in March 2005 to shape the information vendor's response to the new European MiFiD (Directive on Markets in Financial Instruments) regulation. In this role he represented Reuters externally in discussions about MiFID implementation with clients, regulators and industry associations. Within Reuters, Andrew defined the market requirements driven by MiFID and helped to shape the solutions delivered to meet these and was the author of the firm’s White Paper on Data Consolidation in the EU. Andrew continues to represent Thomson Reuters in responding to the equities aspects of the MiFID review currently underway. He also represents the company on a number of industry initiatives to provide standards for delivery of consolidated data in European Equities. Since January 2008 Andrew has also been responsible for the development of Thomson Reuters TCA business outside of North America.

Johan Bollen
Associate Professor, School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University

Johan Bollen is associate professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing. He was formerly a staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 2005-2009, and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of Old Dominion University from 2002 to 2005. He obtained his PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Brussels in 2001 on the subject of cognitive models of human hypertext navigation. He has taught courses on Data Mining, Information Retrieval and Digital Libraries. His research has been funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Science Foundation, Library of Congress, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His present research interests are sentiment tracking, computational social science, usage data mining, and informetrics. He has extensively published on these subjects as well as matters related to adaptive information systems.

Christopher Brown
Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Education & Marketing Sub-Committee, and
Executive Director, Regional Business Development, Chi-X Asia Pacific

Christopher Brown, Regional Business Development for Chi-X Global, Asia, is responsible for sales, client on boarding and ongoing support for all brokerage and liquidity provider participants in our 2 existing Asian venues, Chi-X Japan and Chi-east. Christopher, in this role, also manages all relationships with the institutional buyside and Hedge Fund community of traders that trade electronically and access indirectly Chi-X’ alternative venues. Prior to Chi-X Global, Christopher was Managing Director and Head of Asia Sales for the Mergermarket Group, responsible for establishing the business and creating the Asian arm of a multimillion dollar ‘special situations’ intelligence business that was subsequently sold to the Financial Times Group.

Bob Caisley
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President
Singapore Exchange

Mr. Caisley is responsible for managing the technology business which comprises the functions of IT planning and governance, enterprise architecture, business analysis, programme management, testing, solutions delivery and service management. The primary purpose of the team is to provide a robust and reliable technology infrastructure that reinforces SGX’s strategic business and growth plans.

He provides strategic IT leadership and oversees the development and delivery of IT services and new technologies. He is also responsible for the roll-out of the SGX Reach initiative to create the world’s fastest trading engine with lowest latency, establish world class data centre and connect trading communities in global financial hubs to Singapore.

With more than 25 years of experience in IT project management and operations, Mr. Caisley provides strategic guidance in technology direction and business development at SGX.

Mr. Caisley joined SGX on 14 January 2008. Prior to SGX, he was responsible for the management of the Australian Securities Exchange’s (ASX) business solutions projects. In his career, he has been responsible for the successful implementations of key IT projects with the Kuwait Investment Office and Commercial Union PLC. He was also the project leader for the development and implementation of the UK’s electronic funds transfer system under BACS (Banker Automated Clearing Service) Ltd.

Ashishkumar Chauhan
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Bombay Stock Exchange

Ashish (42) works as the Deputy CEO of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Asia’s first stock exchange. He also serves as the CEO and Managing Director of Indian Clearing Corporations Limited (ICCL), a 100% subsidiary of the BSE.

In addition, Ashish serves on the Board of Directors of Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL), United Stock Exchange of India Limited (USE), Bank of India Shareholding Limited (BOISL), BSE Training Institute Limited (BTI) and Marketplace Technologies Limited.

From 1993-2000, Ashish worked as a 5 member team to set up and operate National Stock Exchange (NSE).

From 2000-2009, Ashish worked as the Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Reliance group.

Ashish was ranked amongst the top 50 CIOs in the world by several magazines and institutions from 2005-2009. He has won several International and Indian awards in providing the best IT solutions for different industries he has worked for including stock markets, petrochemicals, telecommunications etc.

Ashish started his career with Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) as a Project Finance Officer (1991-93).

Ashish holds a B Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay (1989) and MBA from IIM Calcutta (1991).

Ashish serves on several government and regulatory committees currently. He teaches finance, use of Information technology and several other subjects at universities in India and abroad. Ashish has spoken at important industry events on various topics of interest. He has contributed to many books, newspapers, magazines and journals on the subject of Information technology, market microstructure, financial sector policies, automation of markets, creation of indices etc. He and his writings have been widely quoted in magazines, academic journals and trade journals in India and abroad.

Richard Coulstock
Director, Head of Dealing
Prudential Asset Management

Richard Coulstock is Head of Dealing for Prudential Asset Management (Singapore) Limited. Prior to joining Prudential in Singapore Richard was Head of Asian Equity Dealing at ADIA for just over 4 years and before that he worked for Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in Edinburgh. He currently heads up a team of 8 looking at multi-asset investments mainly in Asia but also in Latin America and Global Emerging Markets.

Zoltan Feledy
Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Regional Committee, and
Director, Daiwa Capital Markets

Zoltan is a Director of Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong Ltd. and a member of the Electronic Trading team in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Daiwa in May 2011 he worked as a buy-side trader at State Street where he spent 10 years in technology and trading. He serves as the co-chair of FPL’s Asia Pacific Regional Committee and is also a member of FPL's Global Steering Committee. Previously, he was a member of FPL's Algorithmic Trading Working Group where he helped with the development of FIXatdl (FIX Algorithmic Trading Definition Language) an XML based language used to define algorithmic trading parameters.

John Fildes
Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Regional Committee, and
Director of Strategic Development, GETCO Asia

E. John Fildes is Director of Strategic Development for GETCO Asia, where he is responsible for relationships with exchanges, regulators and market participants across the region as well as driving the company’s high-frequency trading and market-making strategies in Asian markets.

Previously he was Managing Director and COO, Asia, of Instinet Pacific, responsible for all the operations of Instinet in Asia including Japan. Prior to joining Instinet in 2006 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 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 the Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Regional Committee, and former Board Member of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Mr. Fildes held various positions in Europe with the Financial Times, Standard and Poor¹s and Reuters.

Mr. Fildes studied Law at the University of Liverpool.

Ofir Gefen
Head of Research & Algo Consulting
ITG Asia Pacific

Ofir Gefen is the Head of ITG’s Research & Algo Consulting in Asia Pacific. In this role he oversees client consultation around strategic trading techniques and manages ITG’s world-leading analytics reports and products including ITG TCA and Logic. Mr. Gefen has worked at ITG for over 10 years and in this time has developed experience across the regions through roles in product development and execution services in Europe, the US and now Asia Pacific. Prior to joining ITG he worked at Intel for a number of years. He holds a BSc in Information Systems Engineering and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Ronald Gould
Managing Director
Promontory Financial Group

Ronald Gould is Managing Director of the Promontory Financial Group, one of the world’s leading advisors to governments and financial institutions in countries around the world. Promontory provides strategic advice on structure, governance, regulatory affairs and acquisition due diligence among its areas of expertise. Promontory is now expanding its geographic footprint across Asia. Previously, Ron was Chief Executive of Chi-X Asia Pacific where he drove the creation of new trading markets in the region. Chi-X was a leader in the development of alternative trading venues.

Gould was Senior Advisor at the UK Financial Services Authority and throughout the global financial crisis, played an important role in the re-structuring of financial institutions and the supervision of complex investment organisations. He was the Chief Executive Officer/Founder of ABG Sundal Collier ASA ("ABGSC"), a listed specialist investment bank with activities in investment research, securities trading, corporate finance and asset management.

Prior to ABGSC, Mr. Gould was Senior Executive Vice President and Managing Director of AXA Investment Managers, the AXA Group holding company for investment management activities where he created that firm’s international and quant business lines. He was previously Vice Chairman of Barclays asset management businesses, where he built that Group’s extensive international expansion including creation of BGI.

Mr. Gould’s career in the investment business includes research, portfolio management, institutional and mutual fund business development. He was the founder of one of the first international investment groups in the US, one of the first foreign owned Trust Banks in Japan and successful investment management companies in Asia, Japan, the UK and continental Europe.

Mr. Gould is an economics graduate of Washington University. Married with two children, he is an avid ocean sailor, an undistinguished skier and an active consumer of Japanese history.

Joel Hurewitz
Head of Sales - Broker Dealer & Liquidity

Joel Hurewitz is the Head of Sales - Broker Dealer & Liquidity for Instinet, responsible for the sale of products to other broker dealers as well as management of their unrivaled suit of alternative execution venues. Prior to Instinet, Joel was Head of Sales for BlocSec at CLSA. Previous to CLSA, Joel was the Asia Pacific Head of Electronic Trading Products at HSBC, responsible for sales and marketing of the Bank's alternative execution products including FIX Connectivity, Direct Market Access and Program & Algorithmic trading. Joel is also an active member and supporter of FPL, the standards body for Electronic trading and has held the post of Co-Chair of the Technical Committee of FPL in Asia as well as the Co-Chair of the Business and Practices Committee. In addition, Joel spent three years as the Asia Pacific editor of FIXGlobal, the de-facto journal of electronic trading, read by industry professionals worldwide.

Chris Jenkins
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Tora Trading

Chris joined Tora in 2006 as Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region. Tora is a provider of Electronic trading platforms, proprietary Algorithmic strategies and Off market liquidity. Prior to joining Tora, Chris worked in Hong Kong at SWIFT, where he managed the Asian FIX sales team. Before SWIFT, Chris worked for Macgregor, a U.S. based order management system (OMS) provider. In total, Chris has over 16 years of experience in the financial industry, eight of which have been in Asia. In addition, Chris was the Co-Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee for FIX Protocol Limited last year, and had been instrumental in expanding the use of electronic trading throughout Asia.

Charamporn Jotikasthira
The Stock Exchange of Thailand

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard University, Charamporn Jotikasthira worked in the technology sector in United States for four years. Before his appointment as the President of the Stock Exchange of Thailand, Mr. Jotikasthira had over 25 years of banking and capital markets experience in the areas of technology, treasury and capital markets, credit, risk management, and investment banking.

Mr. Jotikasthira also has served in various national committees pertaining to IT, payment, and capital markets affairs. His last position in the commercial banking sector was as senior executive vice president and chief information officer of Siam Commercial Bank Plc.

Chris Lee
Global Head of Market Access and Electronic Brokerage
ABN AMRO Clearing

Chris has responsibility around the globe for Market Access and Electronic Brokerage, he sits on the ABN AMRO Clearing Global Management Team and has recently relocated from London to Hong Kong as the region has become a significant part of the business. Chris has a team in Singapore, London, Amsterdam and Chicago servicing clients from all around the world. He has previous trading roles with Barclays Capital and NatWest Markets, and has also been managing Director for of a large independent electronic trading software vendor in the UK.

Chris was founding trustee of a charitable London foundation; Futures For Kids, aimed at helping less fortunate kids around the world.

Robert K. Laible
Managing Director, Global Co-Head, Electronic Trading & QPS Sales

Rob is a Managing Director and the Global Co-Head of Electronic Trading & QPS Sales for Nomura. Rob’s team is responsible for selling Nomura’s program trading and ultra low latency trading capabilities in Asia and also developing the Firm’s DMA infrastructure, trading tools, dark pools, market connectivity, smart order routing, 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).

Koichiro Miyahara
Senior Executive Officer, Corporate Strategy, Human Resources, and Corporate Communications
Tokyo Stock Exchange

Mr. Miyahara has served as Senior Executive Officer of Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc., the holding company of TSE group, since June 2009. He is currently in charge of Corporate Strategy, Human Resources, and Corporate Communications.

Mr. Miyahara graduated from Keio University in 1979 and joined Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) after spending 9 years with Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. After serving as the Chief Representative in TSE’s New York Representative Office, and leading Information Services at TSE, he was appointed Governor of Tokyo Stock Exchange Regulation, the self regulatory organization of the TSE group, where he oversaw listing supervision. He was also CEO of ICJ (Investor Communications Japan), an affiliate of the TSE group which provides services targeting foreign institutional investors via an electronic voting platform for general shareholders meetings of Japanese companies.

Richard Murphy
General Manager Equity Markets
Australian Securities Exchange

Richard has responsibility for development of the ASX equity business, including listing, trading, clearing and settlement services across cash equities, listed funds, warrants and structured products, and equity and index futures and options.

Richard has held a range of positions across ASX listing, trading and derivatives businesses. Before coming to Australia in 1992 he worked for the Financial Times in London.

Benjamin Pedley
Senior Director, Head of Investment Strategy, North Asia
HSBC Private Bank

Benjamin Pedley is Head of Investment Strategy, North Asia for HSBC Private Bank based in Hong Kong. Mr. Pedley has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets. Prior to HSBC Private Bank, he was a Managing Director, Head of Advisory Services at LGT Bank in Hong Kong. Before joining LGT, Mr. Pedley worked at Dow Jones Newswires in Sydney and Singapore as Chief Asian Reporter where his responsibilities included anchoring daily live broadcasts on CNBC Asia where he provided currency and economic news and analysis. In addition, Mr. Pedley covered major economic conferences around the world including the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meetings where he conducted in-depth interviews with Finance Minsters and Central Bankers. With particular expertise in the currency markets, Mr. Pedley has also worked in the dealing rooms of Kleinworth Benson and Macquarie Bank in Hong Kong and Sydney respectively.

In addition to his responsibilities at HSBC Private Bank, Mr. Pedley appears regularly as a guest host and commentator on the major financial news programs - CNBC, Bloomberg and BBC.

Ned Phillips
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ned Phillips is appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Chi-East, a joint venture of Chi-X Global Inc. and Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX), in January 2010.

Mr. Phillips was the CEO of BlocSec, an Asia-based crossing network. In the 18 years that he has lived and worked in Asia, he has focused on agency and electronic equity trading – in particular, on growing the alternative crossing network community.

He graduated with an honours degree in Economics from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh in 1990, and moved to Asia in early 1991, working in Australia and Hong Kong. He began his career in the financial industry in 1994 when he joined Edinburgh Financial Publishing in Hong Kong.

In 1999, he joined E*TRADE to work in its agency equity division, specalising in the Asian equity markets. Four years later, Mr Phillips joined Investment Technology Group (ITG) as Head of Sales and established its Singapore office. He then returned to E*TRADE in 2006 to be its Asian and Japan Managing Director, responsible for its entire regional institutional equity business.

Will Psomadelis
Head of Trading, Australian Equities
Schroders Investment Management

Will is Head of Trading, Australian Equities. Will joined Schroders in September 2004 from ING Investment Management Asia Pacific.

David Rabinowitz
Executive Director
Head of Direct Execution Services Asia, UBS

David Rabinowitz started his career at SBC Warburg in 1997, where he assisted in designing and implementing SBC Warburg's European Equity Research database. He then moved to Paribas in 1999 to concentrate on developing Paribas's Research database product for the Equities division.

David moved to Hong Kong to rejoin UBS Warburg Dillon Read in 2000, where he helped to build out the Asian Equity Research product. In 2002, David joined the Asian Quantitative Research team where he worked as a member of the award winning and No.1 ranked Asian Quantitative Analysis team (2004 – Institutional Investor) and nominated for Extel Survey's "Rising Star Analyst" award. David spent the next four years on the No.1 ranked Asian Portfolio Trading team (2004-08 – Financial News, The Asset). For the last couple of years, David has been responsible for leading the No.1 ranked Asian electronic trading desk (2010 – The Trade) and for managing the rollout and growth of UBS's DMA and Algorithmic strategy platform throughout Asia.

David graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Psychology and holds an Honors' degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Julian Ragless
Senior Vice President, Platform Development
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

Mr. Ragless joined HKEx in September 2010 as SVP and Head of Platform Development. Mr. Ragless’ role is to transform the capabilities and core systems of the HKEx into a competitive and leading global force in IT.

Mr. Ragless has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He moved to Asia in 1989, where he gained his entry into the world of capital markets developing the AMS/1 trading system for the then Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. He subsequently worked as a consultant for the SEHK on the development of AMS/3 in 1999 – 2000, and defined the requirements for the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s new trading system in 2002. Before joining HKEx, Mr. Ragless worked for NYSE Technologies for 5 years, heading up their exchange business in Asia. During this time, he worked on projects for various exchanges across Asia.

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 three global trading desks. As at end of March, 2011, RCM managed approximately US$154bn and is part of the Allianz Group that has assets under management in excess of US$2,279 bn. 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 both in Hong Kong and Tokyo. He has seventeen years investment experience. Kent has been active as a speaker and served on the Advisory Board of Institutional Investors’ International Trader Forum (ITF), worked closely with the Asian Regional Steering Committee of FIX Protocol Organization and OMGEO Advisory Board. He is 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.

Matthew Saul
Head of Trading for Asia ex-Japan
FIL Investment Management

Matt is responsible for trading Australian equities, as well as managing eight other equity traders on the Asia-ex Japan desk, based in Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Fidelity nine years ago, Matt spent five years at Citi in Melbourne, first on the sell side, then joining the buy side as an equity dealer.

Paul Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Asia Alternative Asset Partners Limited

Paul Smith is CEO of Asia Alternative Asset Partners Limited (Triple A Partners), a full service asset management businesses in Asia. Triple A Partners provides the following services; discretionary investment management, seed capital, fund structuring advice and fund distribution globally. Triple A Partners has offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney, London and Los Angeles. From 1996 to 2006 (when he left to form Triple A Partners) Paul was global head of HSBC PLC Alternative Fund Administration (previously the Bank of Bermuda Ltd) where he was responsible for over 1,000 staff in 14 locations and for the administration of over US$250 billion of client assets. From 1984 to 1995, he was managing director for the Ermitage Group, a UK based alternative asset manager. Paul is a past member of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission committees on Unit Trusts and Real Estate Funds and serves on the Hong Kong council of the Alternative Investment Management Association. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the UK Institute of Directors and holds a degree from Oxford University, England.

He is a director of numerous Asian based hedge funds.

John Tompkins
Head of Trading
Senrigan Capital

John is currently the Head of Trading at Senrigan Capital covering all asset classes and markets.

Before joining Senrigan Capital, he has been the Executive Director of Sales Trading at BNP Paribas for one year covering Pan Asian, multi-asset class.

Prior to that, he has been with Stark Investments for 8 years at a 15 billion USD hedge fund (at the time) trading for global multi-strat multi-asset desk. Traded US, Europe and Asian markets and was the head of Asian trading for 5 years, trading all asset classes and pan-Asian markets.

Ralph van Put
Adjunct Professor, Department of Finance
Faculty of Business Administration
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ralph van Put is adjunct professor in finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been active in finance since the late 80's. He started his career as a quantitative analyst at the Pacific Investment Research Institute after which he founded his own investment fund. Besides Asset Management he founded a trading software development company in 1995. This firm has been providing technology evolving with the market from floor based solutions to co-located HFT setups. The last 10 years he was the CEO and partner of a proprietary trading firm that was sold in 2009. Currently he's developing trading laboratories throughout the Asia Pacific, with a strong focus on financial (trading) education and E-learning.

Besides Lecturing on the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he also lectures on the NTU-SGX in Singapore and the National Taiwan University.

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 20,000 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
Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Education & Marketing Sub-Committee, and
Managing Director, Head of Execution Trading, HSBC

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.

Andy Xie
Independent Economist

Dr. Andy Xie is an independent Economist based in Shanghai.

Current positions are (1) director, Boqi Environmental Sciences, (2) guest columnist, South China Morning Post, (3) guest columnist, The New Century Weekly, (4) guest columnist, Bloomberg.

Dr. Xie is one of the few economists who have accurately predicted economic bubbles including the Southeast Asian Financial Crisis (1997) and the US Subprime Financial Crisis (2008).

Dr. Xie joined Morgan Stanley in 1997 and held the role of Managing Director and Head of the firm’s Asia/Pacific economics team until 2006. Prior to that he spent two years with Macquarie Bank in Singapore, where he was an associate director in corporate finance.

He also spent five years as an economist with the World Bank, which he joined through the Young Professionals Program. Dr. Xie was responsible for the World Bank programs in industry and finance in Indonesia and telecom and power programs in other Asia-Pacific countries.

Dr. Xie earned a PhD in economics in 1990 and an MS in civil engineering in 1987 from the Massachusetts.

Henry Young
Co-Chair FIX Inter-Party Latency Working Group, and
CEO, TS-Associates

Henry Young is founder and CEO of Trading Systems Associates plc (TS-Associates), a leading supplier of precision instrumentation solutions for latency sensitive trading systems. Prior to setting up TS-Associates in 1999, Henry worked as an independent consultant with many investment banks across Europe, USA and more recently Asia, specialising in high performance front office and electronic trading technologies.

Henry holds an MSc in Computing from Imperial College and a BSc in Physics & Electronics from Edinburgh University.

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