SPECIAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Chief Executive Officer
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team
Nick Fry began his career with the Ford Motor Company in 1977 as a graduate trainee after gaining a degree in Economics from the University of Wales. Over the next 24 years he held a variety of positions within Ford in Product Development, Marketing, Manufacturing and at Aston Martin where he was Managing Director. Nick worked with Ford in the UK, Detroit, USA, and Cologne, Germany where he spent his final two years with the company as Product Planning and Business Director for Ford Europe.
In January 2001, Nick joined Prodrive in the role of Managing Director where he was responsible for leading Prodrive's expansion into outsourced engineering services as well as maintaining the company's position in premier division motorsport. During this time the team won the World Rally Championship twice with client Subaru, the GT Sports Car Class at Le Mans with Ferrari, Saloon Car Races with Ford in Australia as well as numerous other events. Nick also took on the responsibility of Managing Director of the BAR Honda Formula One Team as part of a Prodrive management agreement to restructure the team.
Instrumental in negotiating Honda's subsequent purchase of the team, Nick became CEO of the Honda Racing F1 Team in 2005. He was the helm for the team's first victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix in August 2006 and remained in his position as Chief Executive following the transfer of ownership from Honda and the creation of the Brawn GP Formula One Team in March 2009. Brawn GP with engine partners Mercedes-Benz went on to achieve eight victories in the 2009 Formula One season, winning the Constructors' Championship and the Drivers' Championship with Jenson Button.
For 2012, Nick continues in his role as Chief Executive Officer for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS.
Senior Product Specialist, Protegent
SunGard’s Capital Markets Business, London
Magnus Almqvist is a senior product specialist for Protegent, SunGard's compliance business for the capital markets. He is responsible for pre‐sales of the Protegent Market Abuse and Protegent PTA compliance solutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He also provides expertise on the surveillance and supervision of financial markets in EMEA.
Mr. Almqvist was previously a sales executive at Nasdaq OMX, prior to which he was general manager and senior account manager at SMARTS. Before that, he was head of IT at EDX London, a London Stock Exchange Company, and an account manager at OMX, responsible for trading and clearing systems for exchanges.
Sanjay Awasthi is a Director at Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited (formerly Prudential Asset Management). Sanjay has over 16 years of experience in the Securities Market and is actively trading equity and derivatives in India and other markets in the region.
Amandae Baey joined Credit Suisse AES team in September 2011 and is responsible for existing and new accounts of Singapore based clients. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, she was an analyst on the Barclays Capital Graduate Program and worked on the Prime Brokerage desk. Amandae graduated from the National University of Singapore with a B.A (Honors) in History. She is a Level 3 candidate for the Chartered Financial Analyst exam in 2013.
Founder and Managing Director
Donna Bales is a highly experienced product development and business professional with a proven track record managing complex capital market industry initiatives often with multiple stakeholders, regulatory challenges and time to market constraints. She is well known for managing products during times of significant market change such as the introduction of electronic trading or market structure reforms such as MiFID. Recent successes include leading the product development of key industry initiatives such as Markit BOAT, Markit MSA and chi-east.
Donna is the Founder and Managing Director of Balmoral Advisory, a consultancy based in Singapore that committed to providing comprehensive market research intelligence and practical advice and assistance on “go to market strategy” to businesses that are expanding their product or business presence in Asia. Donna has been increasingly sought after as a speaker and panelist at major industry conferences and she frequently writes white papers and tailored reports on industry trends such as technology innovation, electronic trading, market structure and competition. In addition, she acts as a strategy advisor to an international communications firm, CollegeHillAsia.
Originally from Canada, Donna holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.
Asia Execution for Systematic
Raphael is responsible for the Bluecrest Systematic trading in Asia and works in Singapore. He joined Bluecrest in 2005, then worked in London, Geneva and Singapore. He supervises the trading on a range of listed and OTC Asian products. Raphael holds a DEA Economics and Finance from the University of Orleans, a MSc Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham and a MSc Applied Statistics and Stochastic Modelling from Birkbeck College, UCL.
Senior Vice President, Head Architecture and Infrastructure
Niguel Brooks joined Singapore Exchange in 2009, as a Senior Vice President and Head of Architecture and Infrastructure. His responsibilities include implementing strategic technology initiatives and management responsibilities for IT Operations, IT outsourcing, Telecommunications and Data Centres.
Prior to the SGX, Niguel was responsible for the development and management of the Securities and Derivatives trading platforms for the Australian Securities Exchange and had played a key role in the evolution of electronic trading within the Australian financial markets.
General Manager, NASDAQ OMX North Asia & Japan
Mr. Ulf Carlsson joined NASDAQ OMX in 1996. He has been the Head of NASDAQ OMX operations in North Asia & Japan, based in Hong Kong, since 2003.
He is also the Chairman of NASDAQ OMX Japan Ltd., and Director of the Board of NASDAQ OMX Hong Kong Ltd. and NASDAQ OMX Singapore Ltd.
Previously, from 1996 to 2003, he was the Head of NASDAQ OMX Marketplace Business Unit, global responsible for development and support of the marketplace systems business.
Ulf holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at the University of Lund, Sweden.
Director, Head of Dealing
Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited
Richard Coulstock is Director, Head of Dealing for Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited (Formerly Prudential Asset Management (Singapore) Limited).
Prior to moving to Singapore six years ago, 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.
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Alan Donoghue is based in Singapore as CEO of Nyenburgh Asia, a high frequency algorithmic trading company that specializes in market making primarily on cash markets.
His global market experience spanning two decades, covering a wide range of asset classes & roles has given him the skills necessary for his current role as CEO in Asia.
Being responsible for both trading & corporate strategies, he has engineered its growth from establishing the company in 2006, Nyenburgh now works with all regional exchanges, issuers and institutions to help provide & drive liquidity in their products.
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.
Executive Director, Asia Futures Sales
Victor is responsible for Goldman Sachs Futures Sales and Marketing effort across the Pan Asia region, focusing on electronic trading and clearing. Victor joined GS in 2007 as part of the Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading (GSET) Sales team in Tokyo and relocated to Singapore in 2010. Prior to joining GS, Victor spent 13 years with JP Morgan Futures and Options business, spending time in New York and London.
Victor holds a BA degree in International Business and Russian Language & Literature from Hofstra University in the US.
Steven is an accomplished financial journalist and broadcaster, whose expertise in business and international affairs has underpinned senior management roles in Singapore, Australia and Europe.
Last year, Steven took up the position of Executive Editor and Head of Business News at Channel NewsAsia in Singapore, where he is working to expand programming and build editorial expertise commensurate with CNA's competitive ambitions in regional Asia.
Prior to joining MediaCorp, Steven headed Bloomberg Television in South and Southeast Asia, and was also with Bloomberg in London and Sydney. He was World News Correspondent and Chief of Staff at SBS Television in Australia, and prior to that was Australian Bureau Chief for VWD-Financial News. He has lived in Singapore for 8 years.
Futures Industry Association - Asia
Bill has been the Executive Director of the Futures Industry Association - Asia since March 2012. He has 20 years of experience in the listed derivatives industry, most recently as the regional head of operations-Asia Pacific for ICAP. Earlier in his career, he served in front, middle and back office management positions at various trading firms and software vendors including Trading Technologies, SunGard Futures Systems and BNP Securities (USA) Inc. Bill has extensive experience in the futures and options business and has been a key participant in the development of processes and systems for the electronic trading and clearing of exchange traded derivatives. He and his family have resided in Singapore since 2007. He received an M.B.A. in Finance and Economics from University of Rochester.
First Derivatives (Australia) Pty Ltd
Rob Hodgkinson has worked in Information Technology, developing software in financial markets with a focus on financial mathematics, for over thirty years.
In 1992 Rob co-founded Financial Market Software Consultants (FMSC) and developed the Automated Securities Trading System, which was sold to many securities exchanges throughout the world including Shanghai, Jakarta, Moscow, Montreal, Istanbul, Oslo, Helsinki, and Budapest before the company was sold to Computershare and the system acquired by Nasdaq OMX.
Rob is currently a director of First Derivatives (Australia) Pty Ltd, a company specialising in capital markets projects. Rob heads up the exchange initiative, developing low latency solutions for exchanges globally.
Founder and Alpha Nerd
Matt started selling his own brand of technology at just 14, after winning an Australian national software design prize.
Having worked with Citigroup, Bankers Trust, Zurich Capital Markets and Susquehanna, Matt founded successful high-frequency trading firm Zomojo before leaving to start Zeptonics in 2011.
Matt has an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Managing Director, Head of South East Asian Sales Trading
Credit Suisse Securities
Cameron is currently Head of South East Asian Salestrading, based in Singapore. Cameron joined the Industry in 1995 and spent 11 years at UBS in both London and Australia and in 2005 he moved to Credit Suisse in Sydney. In 2007 Cameron moved to Mumbai, India to help build the new Credit Suisse Equities business and moved to Singapore in 2010.
Director - Head of South East Asia Execution Sales
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Josephine Kim is a Director in charge of the South East Asia Execution Sales and Execution consulting for BofA ML out of Singapore. Josephine is responsible for building relationships with market participants and regulators as well as providing advice and analysis on Execution consulting to buyside clients. Prior to joining BofA ML, Josephine was at Credit Suisse working in both Hong Kong and Singapore offices covering North East and South East Asia based clients. She graduated from University of London with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Masters in Finance.
ETF Sales Trading
Steve is a member of Flow Traders Asia's sales trading team. Before joining Flow Traders, he was at ETF Securities, where he was in charge of Business Development in Asia. Before ETF Securities, he was Assistant Vice President of Marketing at AIG Financial Products group. His primary focus at AIG was marketing Dow Jones-AIG Indices (now DJ-UBS Commodity Indices) and emerging foreign exchange index products as well as alternative strategies based on the AIG indices and sub-indices. Prior to that, he was with Shinsei Bank, where he traded credit and alternative strategy products with focus in capital protected products and variable leverage products. Earlier in his career, Steve worked at Gartmore Investment Management. Steve has a double B.S. in applied mathematics and electrical engineering from UCLA and an M.S. in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago.
Head of Technology Products
The Stock Exchange of Thailand
Kirati is the head of Technology products, The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET).
He has over 10 years’ experience within financial services. With his extensive experience in marketing online securities trading system to Thai brokerage firms, he has been one of the driving forces behind online trading volume growth in Thailand. He has also taken an active role in developing SET information services and has collaborated with international market data vendors.
Kirati got his MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in 1999. He also taught marketing course at College of Management, Mahidol University as a guest lecturer for its executive MBA program in 2000.
K. Sree Kumar
General Manager, Business Development & Marketing
Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad
Sree Kumar is the General Manager of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad, a subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia Berhad and Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group. His primary role at the Exchange is to strategise the business roadmap of the Exchange and the Clearing House, for the development and internationalization of the Malaysian derivatives market.
Prior to joining Bursa Malaysia Derivatives, Sree Kumar has had 15 years of experience in the financial industry, specializing in money market. In addition to this, he has also contributed his knowledge and expertise towards the development of the Malaysian capital market, with 17 years of services in various segments of the derivatives industry.
Over the years, Sree Kumar has also shared his experience and knowledge in various international conferences, such as the Futures Industry Association Expo, Futures and Options World Conference, US Commodities Markets Conference, Globoil India and etc.
Hong Bao Media (Holdings) Pte Ltd
Mark Laudi is an award-winning radio and television presenter, and entrepreneur.
He is the Managing Director of Hong Bao Media (Holdings) Pte Ltd, which owns and operates the Investor Central investor news channel.
During his seven year career at CNBC Asia Pacific, he held almost every position in the newsroom.
Behind the camera he was Producer and Australia Editor, and in front of the camera he was Stock Reporter, Anchor and Field Reporter. At age 28, Mark launched CNBC Australia in Sydney as Bureau Chief.
In Singapore, he was a member of the inaugural production and presentation team of English-language talk radio station 938LIVE.
He started his media career at age 21, becoming Australia's youngest radio current affairs show host at ABC Radio.
Having spent many years in South Africa, Germany and Australia, Mark has called Singapore home since 1997.
Hong Bao Media (Holdings) Pte Ltd is a web television production company which produces both Investor Central, as well as sponsored news content for branding, consumer education, investor relations, internal communications and events coverage, and syndicates these via the internet, email, mobile and out-of-home screens.
He is also a sought-after speaker, emcee and panel moderator at seminars and conferences.
Mark has also conducted Media & Presentation Skills MasterClasses for senior executives at a large number of multinationals in a large range of industries.
For further details, please see www.HongBaoMedia.com and www.MarkLaudi.com.
Julien Le Noble
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific
Julien Le Noble joined CME Group on 1 August, 2011, as head of its Asia Pacific office. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for leading CME Group's initiatives to expand its presence in the region, including delivering a growth strategy for the business and developing benchmark products and services to meet the needs of current and prospective clients.
Before joining CME Group, Le Noble served as CEO and Representative Director, Japan and Head of Equities, Asia Pacific for Newedge, where he led the firm's Japanese business development and sales efforts for its Tokyo-based subsidiary. Following the 2008 merger of Fimat and Calyon, which formed Newedge, Le Noble led the firm's merger integration effort in Japan. Between 2008 and 2009, he was also Head of Equities, Asia Pacific. Prior to the formation of Newedge, Le Noble served in executive roles for Fimat, first as Managing Director, Singapore from 2002 to 2006 and as Managing Director, Japan and Head of Commodities, Asia Pacific from 2006 to 2008. Le Noble began his career in Chicago with Fimat Group in 1995, where he held leadership roles until 2000, as well as in London with Boursorama, a European retail online bank broker that is part of Societe General, from 2000 to 2002.
Le Noble earned a master's degree in economics at Universite de Nice and a post-graduate business degree from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has served as a board member, member of the executive committee and chair of the financial instrument committee of FIA Japan, as well as a member of the FIA Asia Risk Management Committee and Advisory Committee. He also has been a member of the International Banking Association in Japan.
Director, Head of Autobahn Equity Asia
Greg Lee is Head of the Deutsche Bank Autobahn Equity trading group for the Asian region. Deutsche Bank Autobahn Equity is the Bank's Direct Market Access and Algorithmic trading platform.
Greg started his career at Tibco before moving to Reuters and UBS and has built, deployed and managed trading systems in Australia, New Zealand, United States, Switzerland, Japan, India, Thailand and Hong Kong.
Chief Executive Officer
Glenn Lesko is CEO of Instinet in Asia, and is responsible for the firm's business units - Instinet Japan Limited, Instinet Pacific Limited, Instinet Singapore Services Private Limited and Instinet Australia Pty Limited - in the region.
Mr. Lesko, a CFA charterholder, previously headed Instinet's U.S.-based International Trading Group. Mr. Lesko joined Instinet in 2006 from CF Global Trading, where he had served as a partner since 2003, and before that, served two years as a managing director at Deutsche Bank, directing the firm’s international trading desk. Prior to that, Mr. Lesko spent 10 years at ABN AMRO and its affiliates, first heading its Asian trading desk in Hong Kong and later its international trading desk in New York.
Kim Man Li
Director, Head of Asia Electronic Trading
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kim Man Li is the head of electronic trading electronic trading at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific.
Kim Man has been involved in the electronic trading in Asia since 2000 and previously worked for Goldman Sachs Asia as Head of Electronic Trading Sales.
GSET Sales & Trading
Celestine Lim is part of the GSET Sales and Trading team covering Pan-Asian equities and listed derivatives. She joined Goldman in Tokyo 2008 and relocated to Singapore 2010. Prior to that she was with TradingScreen Inc. She has over 7 years of experience in electronic trading and is currently responsible for driving the ASEAN business for GSET.
Executive Director, Head of BNPP Electronic & Algorithmic Trading Services (BEATS) Pan Asia
BNP Paribas Securities
Mr. Quentin Limouzi is currently Head of BNPP Electronic & Algorithmic Trading Services (BEATS) based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for the electronic trading platform for cash equities and listed derivatives Pan Asia.
Quentin joined BNP Paribas in 2007 where he was responsible for the development of the electronic trading platform in Japan. After the successful launch there, he spent two years in expanding the platform and execution team in Hong Kong. He has been running the BEATS business for the region since 2009.
Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Quentin was with TradingScreen, an American company based in Japan. He was Head of Sales for Asia Pacific as well as a partner of the firm.
Quentin was the Co-Chair FPL Singapore Working Group in 2011. He obtained a Master's degree in Management from EMLYON Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Lyon. He was majoring in Quantitative Analysis.
Head of Trading (Pan- Asia)
Schroders Investment Management
Dr. Jacqueline Loh is the Head of Trading (Pan- Asia) at Schroders Investment Management. She heads a multi-asset trading desk encompassing equities, fixed income, forex and derivatives. Jacqueline and her team were one of the earliest users of electronic trading in equities in Asia and they are currently looking to extend that experience to other asset classes
Prior to joining Schroders, Jacqueline was an equities trader in Singapore and an options market maker in London before that.
Regional Director, Asia Pacific, FIX Protocol Ltd, and
Mr. Edward Mangles is the founder and Publisher of FIXGlobal, the official publication of the FIX Protocol. He has a long history within the financial technology sector and has worked closely with FPL for a number of years. He has supported the organisation’s Asia Pacific committee for the past 10 years, playing a key role in promoting FIX adoption across the region. He has also worked for leading financial publishing and marketing firms in both London and Hong Kong. In March 09 Mr. Edward Mangles was appointed FPL Asia Pacific Regional Director.
Managing Director EMEA & APAC
Ian Mawdsley is a Managing Director of RealTick, one of the industry’s leading execution management systems. In this role, Mr. Mawdsley is responsible for sales and business development in the EMEA and APAC regions.
Mr. Mawdsley joined RealTick in 2011 and brings over 20 years of financial markets experience across all major asset classes predominately associated with electronic trading.
Mr. Mawdsley holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Business alongside a post-graduate diploma in Software Design and Engineering.
He currently serves as a representative on the FIX Protocol EMEA Governance Board in Europe.
James M. Rae
Co-Chair FPL Singapore Working Group, and
Head of AES Sales SE Asia, Credit Suisse
James Rae is a Credit Suisse Director and Head of AES Sales Asia. James has been with Credit Suisse for 8 years - in New York, Singapore, and most recently Hong Kong. Prior to joining Credit Suisse James worked with Instinet in the U.S. and Japan, as head of electronic sales. James has been co-chair of FPL's working group in Singapore for the past three years, and will be stepping down this year - having moved to Hong Kong on Sept 1.
Liana Seah Rahardja
Director, Head of BARX Distribution, South Asia
Liana Seah is a Director and Head of BARX Distribution, South Asia for Barclays. She is responsible for Barclays distribution of ecommerce solutions across Listed Derivatives, FX, Fixed Income and Structured Products to clients in the region. Liana joined Barclays in 2007 as the Asia-Pacific Head of BARX Fixed Income Distribution.
Prior to joining Barclays, Liana headed up Bloomberg Liquidity Platform Sales (FI, FX and Equity) and Media Sales in Asia Pacific. Her exposure to trading solution in various asset classes started 12 years ago when she joined the Liquidity Sales team in Bloomberg London.
She started her career in Bank of America, both in Jakarta and Hong Kong, in FX trading and Financial Risk Management, respectively.
Liana holds Master of Science in Finance from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the US.
Executive Advisor to the board
Osaka Securities Exchange Co. Ltd.
Born in Frankfurt/Germany in 1977, Matthias started his professional career with Deutsche Boerse AG in 1998, first as a trainee and then served in various roles within the group. Matthias left Deutsche Boerse AG in 2003 for a short half year stint with Monex Securities Inc. in Tokyo, one of the leading Japanese online brokers. After returning to Europe, Matthias joined the Global Markets team at Deutsche Bank, covering Euro-bonds and Autobahn trades for the London desk before taking up a role as ECB watcher for the Japanese Ministry of Finance in Frankfurt. Matthias joined Osaka Securities Exchange in 2006 to facilitate the international business development of the exchange. Since then he actively engages in promoting OSE’s derivatives / cash equities as well as FX markets, in addition he is actively involved in the planning and implementation of OSE’s Co-location services as well as the remote membership and new product initiatives.
In April 2009 Matthias was appointed Executive Advisor to the board, in this function he consults the OSE management board on all strategic business development issues.
Matthias studied economics and Japanese studies at the Goethe University of Frankfurt; 2003 Matthias received a CDG-fellowship grant by the German parliament, he is married and has one son.
Co-Chair of FPL Singapore Working Group, and
Sales Manager, Eze Castle Software
Laura Ryan is a Sales Manager for Eze Castle Software based in Singapore. She is responsible for APAC sales for the Order Management System and its modules. Prior to joining Eze Castle in 2012, Laura was with Tora Trading leading sales for SE Asia, India and Australia. After working with Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners in NY, Laura moved to Singapore in 2005 and became Head of Ecommerce at BGC Partners Asia overseeing distribution for electronic brokerage services for fixed income and FX products.
With her strong network in the Singapore financial market Laura has helped boost the Singapore FPL Working group’s presence with two successful FPL Briefings in 2010 and 2011 acting as the Event Committee Chair. Laura holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Economics from Bucknell University.
Futures & OTC Clearing Sales
Citigroup Global Markets
Carol joined Tora Trading in January 2012. She is responsible for the sales, expansion and branding effort of TORA in Singapore. TORA offers a front-end, multi-brokered and multi-asset execution management platform for buy-side traders.
Prior to joining TORA, Carol worked at Goldman Sachs for 2 years.
Carol earned her degree in Master of Financial Economics from the University of Toronto.
Head of Derivatives
Mr. Michael Syn is Senior Vice President and Head of Derivatives at SGX.
He leads SGX's growth in the trading and distribution of derivatives, building on its position as an award-winning derivatives exchange.
Mr. Syn joined SGX from DBS Asset Management, where he oversaw the regional management of the firm as Chief Operating Officer. He brings with him leadership and business development experience in investment banking and investment management.
Mr. Syn was educated at Cambridge University.