Scott P. Atwell
FPL Director, and
Manager, FIX Trading and Connectivity,
American Century Investments
Scott Atwell is the Manager of FIX Trading and Connectivity for American Century Investments, a leading investment manager committed to delivering superior investment performance and building long-term client relationships since 1958. Serving investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, American Century Investments offers a broad array of products across a variety of investment disciplines. With offices in New York, London, Hong, Kong, Mountain View, Calif. and Kansas City, Mo., the company manages more than $125 billion in assets through mutual funds, institutional separate accounts, commingled trusts and subadvisory accounts.
Mr. Atwell developed American Century’s FIX system providing FIX connectivity to virtually all of the brokers used for their equity trading worldwide. From 2004 through 2011, he served as Co-chairperson of the Global Steering Committee for FIX Protocol Limited (FPL), the non-profit organization which manages the FIX Protocol. He has served as Co-chairperson of the FIX Global Technical Committee from 1997 through 2005 and actively participates in several other FIX committees and working groups.
Co-Chair FPL TCA Working Group, and
VP and Manager of Global TCA Services,
State Street Global Advisors
Michael is Vice President and Manager of the Global TCA Services group in the Global Trading division at State Street Global Advisors in Boston. He is responsible for all facets of Transaction Cost Analysis and centralized TCA reporting services to support Global Trading and Portfolio Management. Michael joined SSgA in 1995 as VP of Equity Trading Technology in the firm's IT division and spent 5 years overseeing the advancement and globalization of SSgA's electronic trading capabilities. After Y2K he moved into the trading area to start SSgA's TCA group in February 2000. Under Michael's direction, SSgA's TCA capabilities have grown to cover Equities, Futures, Foreign Exchange, and Fixed Income. Prior to SSgA, Michael spent 14 years as a software engineer at the econometrics firm Data Resources and two years at Harvard Management Company developing systems for fixed income portfolio management and trading.
Michael has been an active proponent of the Financial Information Exchange (FIX) Protocol and served as SSgA's representative on the FIX U.S. Steering Committee between 1997 and 2002. He was elected co-chair of that committee in 1999 and served on the FIX Board of Directors through 2002. He currently co-chairs the FIX-TCA Working Group which is establishing guidelines for standardizing best practices for the TCA industry.
Michael holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Daniel Webster College and a degree in Engineering Technology from Northeastern University.
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.
Regional Head of Operations, Asia Pacific
Dean Chisholm is responsible for a wide range of Operations functions in the Asia Pacific region at Invesco. Invesco is a listed independent investment group, not related to any bank, trustee, custodian, insurance company or other financial institution. In Asia Pacific, Invesco have fund management operations in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Taipei, Tokyo, Singapore and a joint ventures in the PRC and India, manufacturing and distributing investment funds and other fund management products plus an Enterprise Centre in Hyderabad. Between 1995 and 1998, he was responsible for the regional Operations functions of LGT Asset Management before the acquisition by Invesco. From 1984 to 1993, he worked for PWC audit division in London and Hong Kong serving financial services clients. He is a past Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities Industry Group and currently Co-chairman of the OMGEO Hong Kong Advisory Board, and Asian Funds Automation Consortium. Mr. Chisholm has a Bachelor of Science in Monetary Economics from the London School of Economics. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and is an Associate of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants.
Chairman, Equities Committee
Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association
Ian is the Chairman of the Equities Committee of ASIFMA, the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association. The ASIFMA mission is to promote the development of liquid, efficient and transparent capital markets in Asia and facilitate their orderly integration into the global financial system.
Ian joined HSBC in 2005 and is presently the Chief Operating Officer for Equities Asia, the institutional sales and trading division of HSBC encompassing Cash, Delta One, Prime, Flow and Exotic derivatives, and Chief Strategy Officer for HSBC’s Equities division globally. Ian is based in Hong Kong.
In his COO role he is responsible for the development and operation of HSBC’s Asian equities business. In his strategy role he is responsible for the global strategy of HSBC’s equities franchise.
His is additionally Chairman of HSBC Securities (Taiwan), Chairman of HSBC Securities (Singapore) and an advisory Board member of Quorum 15 Asia, a neutral private organization of thought leaders from the world's premier investment banks and buy-side firms.
Previously Ian held the role of Chairman of the AFME (Association for Financial Markets in Europe) Securities Trading Committee, the trade association that represents the broker/dealer community in Europe.
Ian joined HSBC from BCS Group Plc, a financial services consultancy and software company where he was a founding member and CEO. In this role he advised a broad range of buy and sell side organisations on business optimisation and regulatory change.
Prior to this Ian was CEO of Jiway Broker Services, the innovative integrated cash equities Stock Exchange and central counterparty created as a joint venture by Morgan Stanley and OM Group (now NASDAQ/OM).
Ian formerly held positions as European head of external Risk with Morgan Stanley, COO for IT for Barclays Capital and Director for Clearstream (formally Cedel).
Prior to entering the financial services industry Ian developed advanced software and algorithmic solutions for the Insurance, Petro-Chemical, Aviation and Defence industries across Europe.
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 seven 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.
Brendan F. Doran
Global Head of Sales
Brendan F. Doran is Global Head of Sales for Chi-X Global. Based in New York, Mr. Doran is responsible for sales to US-based firms as well as coordinating relationships and communication between the Chi-X market centers and affiliates of US firms around the globe. Prior to joining Chi-X Global, Mr. Doran was the sole US sales representative for Chi-X Europe. He has also worked as an institutional equity sales-trader at both Instinet and Morgan Stanley and began his career on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Doran is a graduate of Iona College.
Co-Chair of the FPL Asia Pacific Education and Marketing Subcommitte, and
Executive Director, Equities, Electronic Trading,
Michael has been with GSET (Electronic Trading) since 2006 its New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong offices, focusing primarily on sales and marketing. He previously chaired the Asia innovation team (SOR, TCA, internalization, algos) and regularly engages in product development and thought leadership. Michael has co-chaired the FPL's Asia Pacific Education & Marketing Committee since 2012 and has been active with FPL for 3 years. Michael holds a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin's Red McCombs School of Business.
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 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.
Ms. Fernandes leads the banking and capital markets practice for McLagan in Asia Pacific and is based in Hong Kong. She manages key client relationships with large global and regional banks across the region. Ms. Fernandes has partnered with key local and multinational banks and financial services organizations in the areas of benchmarking, equity and cash long-term incentive design, total rewards strategy and design, variable pay and short-term incentive design.
Ms. Fernandes has over 10 years of consulting experience working in Hewitt/Aon Hewitt and McLagan with the banking and financial services industry. Her clients include multinational as well as local banks and other financial services companies. She has helped design and lead large industry forum surveys across multiple industries covering a total of over 100 independent financial services entities. She has also worked in Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, China, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. In her previous role, Ms. Fernandes managed Hewitt’s banking and financial services rewards consulting business for India.
Ms. Fernandes holds a degree in economics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur, India.
FPL Director, and
Chief Executive Officer,
John Fildes is Chief Executive Officer of Chi-X Australia, joining the organisation in April 2013. He brings extensive experience in stockbroking, investing, market development, market infrastructure and market platforms in Australia and Asia.
Mr. Fildes previous roles include Director of Strategic Development for Getco Asia and Managing Director and COO, Asia, of Instinet Pacific, where he oversaw regional operations for Instinet in Asia, including Japan. Before joining Instinet in 2006, John Fildes served at Morgan Stanley for 10 years in Hong Kong, where he held positions as the Head of Equity Marketing and Head of Electronic and Program Trading for Asia-Pacific.
Mr. Fildes has been closely involved with the development of the FIX Protocol in Asia Pacific and has served as Director of FIX Protocol Limited, and is a former Board Member of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia. Mr. Fildes is a member of the Australian FMRC Market Quality Advisory Panel and until recently was a member of the SGX Derivatives Committee in Singapore.
Executive Director, Head of GTR, Asia
David Firmin is head of Instinet's Global Trading Research group in Asia and is responsible for algorithmic trading product and development as well as pre-, real-time and post-trade analytics for the region. David joined Instinet in 2002 as part of their European algorithmic trading team. Before moving to Asia in early 2012, he held senior roles in the algorithmic and systematic trading groups of both Instinet New York and Instinet Europe specialising in the design and development of cash equity algorithmic trading strategies.
Prior to joining Instinet, David worked as a business and technical analyst in London and Frankfurt for Capco, a consulting firm specialising in the finance industry. David holds an MSci (Hons) degree in Chemistry having studied at the University of Bristol, UK and the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
MD, Head of Electronic Brokerage & Analytics
ITG Asia Pacific
Ofir Gefen is Managing Director and Head of ITG’s Electronic Brokerage & Analytics Groups in Asia Pacific. In this role he oversees client consultation around strategic trading techniques & electronic trading as well as manages ITG’s world-leading analytics & execution products including ITG TCA, Smart Trading Analytics, Posit MarketPlace and Posit Alert.
Mr. Gefen has worked at ITG for over 14 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.
Director of Group Strategy
Steve is responsible for Fidessa's strategic development globally, including the development of new geographic markets, asset classes and strategic partnerships and driving new industry initiatives within Fidessa's community of over 25,000 buy-side and sell-side users.
As part of this Steve heads up the firm's strategy in response to the changing trading landscape as new lit and dark venues emerge and regulation and technology combine in different ways in different geographic regions. He also played a significant part in bringing Fidessa's market analysis tools (the Fidessa Fragmentation Index® (FFI), the Fragulator® and the Tradalyzer™) to the wider trading community, providing a regular written and video commentary on the opportunities and challenges facing markets via a community forum that was launched at the end of 2008, and through other channels.
More recently, Steve has written a number of white papers on a range of industry topics, including a series on the impact of multi-market structures on the Australian equity trading landscape, an exploration of Japan's evolving financial markets, an insight into the forces reshaping the derivatives industry and an examination of the response of global firms to the profound changes the world's financial markets have undergone in recent years.
On joining Fidessa in 2004 Steve led the development of the company’s multi-asset trading capabilities. He was previously founder and CEO of specialist derivatives software house Future Dynamics which was one of the companies at the vanguard of the shift from open outcry to screen-based trading in world derivatives markets.
Chris Hall is editor of Asset International's flagship buy-side focused securities trading title The Trade, as well as related publications The Trade Derivatives, The Trade Asia, The Trade Growth Markets and thetradenews.com. Chris was previously the editor of Automated Trader, a quarterly journal focused on the use of automated and algorithmic trading techniques in the financial markets. Prior to this, Chris was head of media relations for a specialist finance sector PR and marketing agency, where he worked with leading financial institutions, consultancies and IT firms on a range of high-profile projects. As editor of gtnews, the leading treasury and banking website, Chris was responsible for broadening and expanding editorial coverage. Chris has written and contributed to a number of books on finance industry issues including banking relationships, foreign exchange, derivatives, treasury and cash management.
Senior Manager, Market & Participant Supervision
Bronwyn Hill has held her current role as Senior Manager with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Market and Participant Supervision unit since August 2010.
Bronwyn commenced her career in financial markets in the early 1990's with Bankers Trust Australia Limited where she held various roles in financial futures and options sales and trading and managing an interest rate options book. Bronwyn then moved into supervision and compliance of licensed markets in Australia and has held positions within the major Australian markets, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and the Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE).
Most recently Bronwyn lead an ASIC taskforce which assessed the impact of high-frequency trading in Australian markets. The main objective of the taskforce was to determine whether market integrity and quality were being compromised by high-speed strategies employed by high frequency or algorithmic traders, and whether the current regulatory framework provides adequate protection against the potential negative effects of automated trading.
Head of Asia-Pacific Product Strategy
Mr. Hurewitz is responsible for the Instinet’s alternative execution venues, execution management tools and algorithmic trading products in the region. He also manages the firm’s DMA and algorithmic offerings as well as its broker relationships.
Prior to joining Instinet, Mr. Hurewitz was Head of Sales for BlocSec at CLSA, and Asia-Pacific Head of Electronic Trading Products at HSBC. He has also been an active member and supporter of FPL, the standards body for electronic trading, for the past twelve years, including editing FIXGlobal magazine.
Principal, Financial Services
Tom is a Principal in KPMG China's Financial Services Audit and Advisory practice. He joined KPMG in 1999 and has been providing audit and advisory services to KPMG's global banking, securities and investment management industry clients in Hong Kong since 2002. Tom also spent two and half years based in KPMG’s Beijing office where he provided advisory services to major Chinese financial institutions.
Projects undertaken by Tom include statutory audits, regulatory compliance reviews, Basel implementation projects, regulatory impact analysis projects, banking license applications, GAAP conversion projects, internal audit assignments, internal controls and governance improvement projects, and market entry projects. Tom is familiar with the front to back office processes and internal controls over major types of trading business with a particular focus on equity derivatives businesses, proprietary and agency trading.
Recently, Tom has been working with a number of clients to help them assess the impact of recent regulatory reforms including Dodd-Frank, EMIR and related regulations in various Asia Pacific locations on their operations with a particular focus on the impact of the global OTC derivatives reforms.
Tom holds a Master of Arts degree from Oxford University. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Co-Chair of the FPL Asia Pacific Exchanges and Regulatory Subcommittee, and
Division Director and Head of Program Trading & Electronic Execution for Asia,
Robert Laible is a Division Director at Macquarie Securities Group based in Hong Kong and is Head of Program Trading & Electronic Execution for Asia. He had similar roles at Nomura where he was Co Head of Global Electronic Trading Sales, APAC Head of Program Trading Sales & AEJ Head of Cash Sales Trading. Previously, Robert worked at Lehman Brothers in New York where he was a Senior Sales Trader covering a combination of pension plans, mutual funds, and quantitative managers for cash equities, programs, ETFs and swaps. He moved to Hong Kong in 2007 to run Lehman's Prime Brokerage Sales & Electronic Trading Sales. He started his career at ITG in its infancy and while running Sales & Trading helped build innovative technology that allowed it to become a dominant agency broker.
Julien Le Noble
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Julien Le Noble serves as Managing Director, Asia Pacific, of CME Group. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for leading CME Group's initiatives to expand its presence in the region, including its partnerships with regional exchanges, delivering a growth strategy and developing benchmark products and services to meet the needs of current and prospective clients.
Before joining CME Group in August 2011, 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. 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 (now Selftrade), a European retail online bank broker that is part of Societe Generale, 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.
CEO Asia Pacific
BTIG Hong Kong
Jesse Lentchner is the CEO of Asia Pacific for BTIG, a leading institutional equity sales trading firm. He has worked in financial markets since 1988 in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Mumbai, and New York primarily in equity markets. Before joining BTIG in 2010 he worked for Goldman Sachs for 10 years as the co-head of Asian Execution Services, Head of Securities in India, and Head of Execution Services Japan. Prior to that he worked in various positions at W.I. Carr and Yasuda Trust.
Regional Director, Asia Pacific, FIX Protocol Ltd, and
Mr. Edward Mangles is the founder and Publisher of GlobalTrading, 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.
Director, Asia Pacific Head of Execution to Custody
Citi Securities and Fund Services
Endre Markos is the Director and Asia Pacific Regional Head of Citi Execution to Custody, within the Securities & Funds Services Division for Citi Transaction Services. Based out of Citi’s Hong Kong office and appointed to this role in August 2010, Endre was initially tasked with leading Citi's Electronic Markets development in Asia-Pacific, including the CitiDirect® suite of products, Order Trade Manager (CitiConnect), Execution-to-Custody (E2C) as well as a variety of other connectivity solutions. E2C quickly became his primary focus as the industry participants demanded and recognized the value of this unique and innovative solution. Endre is additionally in charge of working with the bank's Intermediaries group to expand Citi's on-exchange clearing platform in Asia-Pacific, with a focus on the changing roles of local exchanges, clearing and securities depositories, as well as deploying E2C for Citi’s Investor clients in cooperation with Open Investor. An electronic markets specialist and one of Citi’s main spokespersons, he speaks at conferences regularly throughout the Asia-Pacific region discussing industry trends, product updates and highlighting his views on the future of the electronic trading market in Asia. Prior to joining Citi, Endre was with Bloomberg LP for nearly 15 years where he held a number of senior management roles, including Asia Pacific Senior Equity Specialist, Head of Execution Management and most recently as the Director of Asia Pacific Data Solutions.
Global Head of Trading and Execution
CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets
Andrew Maynard was appointed Global Head of Trading and Execution in June 2011. In this capacity he oversees and directly manages all trading and execution activities that CLSA offers globally. These include sales trading, block trading, portfolio trading, electronic trading, listed derivatives and synthetic equity trading. He also sits on the Executive Committee and the Broking Committee.
Prior to joining CLSA, Andrew worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 16 years. He held a variety of roles in numerous geographic locations, culminating as Head of Execution and Sales for the Pacific Rim region and member of the Global Equity Management Committee. Andrew first entered the financial industry in 1990 with Baring Futures and later Baring Securities in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Andrew is originally from London, UK and currently resides in Hong Kong.
SVP, Director of Trading (Asia)
Franklin Templeton Investments
George Molina is the Director of trading (Asia) of Franklin Templeton Investments. In this position he is responsible for Execution Management in the Asian Region.
Mr. Molina joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1997 as an equity trader in their FL, USA office. In 2002 he relocated to Hong Kong where he became regional head of equity trading with responsibility for opening Franklin Templeton’s domestic trading desks in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, India, China and most recently Australia.
He is Founder and Chairman of Asia Trader Forum where he is responsible for leading a team of buy side institutional peers for the promotion of best practices in the market place. George is the former Co-Chair of FIX Protocol Limited Asia.
Co-Chair of the FPL Asia Pacific Exchanges and Regulatory Subcommittee, and
Head of Asia Pacific Commission Management and Market Structure, Deutsche Bank
Jessica Morrison is the Head of Asia Pacific Commission Management and Market Structure for Deutsche Bank.
Commission Management offers Commission Sharing Agreements to fund managers from a range of jurisdictions allowing clients to pay for appropriate research and execution services on an unbundled basis from execution. Market Structure focuses on the effect that changes in regulation and technology have on trading behaviours in Equity products.
Jessica actively participates in industry consultations, lobbying and speaks at Deutsche Bank client education events on topics such as the recent SFC electronic trading requirements. She is the Co-Chair of FPL's Exchanges and Regulatory Subcommittee and represents DB at the ASIFMA Equity Trading Committee.
Having moved to Hong Kong in January 2011, Jessica has worked for Deutsche since early 2009, initially in Compliance. She previously worked for Morgan Stanley and holds an MA in Law from the University of Cambridge.
Frédéric is the Managing Partner of GreySpark Partners, a capital markets business, management and technology consultancy based in Hong Kong and London. He has over 17 years experience advising over 50 financial institutions, including 19 of the top 20 investment banks.
A recognized industry commentator and expert in electronic trading. In the last 3 years he has been named twice in the global '40 under 40' of the Financial News 'Rising Stars of Trading and Technology'. In 2012 he was invited to become a contributory author to The Banker - 'How to Run an Investment Bank'.
Head of Asia Pacific
Based in Liquidnet’s Hong Kong office, Lee joined Liquidnet in July 2007 and now heads up Liquidnet’s Asia Pacific offices. Lee has over 20 years of industry experience and has been based in Asia for the last 13 years.
Prior to Liquidnet, Lee was a Director at Credit Suisse, heading up Regional Cash Equity Operations. He worked at Credit Suisse for ten years, where he held a variety of roles in Hong Kong, Singapore, London and New York, covering Relationship Management, Middle Office, Capital Markets, Settlements, Cash management and Control functions across all asset classes. Lee has also worked for Citibank, Mitsubishi Corporation Finance, and HSBC.
Co-Chair, FPL Asia Pacific Regional Committee, and
Senior Vice President, Head of Asia Pacific Trading, AllianceBernstein
Ms. Quinn earned a Bachelor of Business (Finance and Law) from the University of Technology, Sydney. She started her career in finance with AMP Henderson Global Investors. In 2001, she joined a Alliance Capital as a senior trader. She became Head of Trading for AllianceBernstein Australia 2009 and in 2011 saw her responsibilities expand to include Asia Pacific fixed income and equities.
In addition to her role as Co-chair, Asia Pacific Regional Committee, FIX Protocol Limited, Emma is currently a member of Asia Trader Forum and Quorum 15. Emma was inaugural chairperson of the Australian Buy-side Traders' advisory board, an active member of the ASX Buy-side Traders' Forum and was co-chair FIX Protocol Limited - Australia Working Group.
Emma has featured in industry publications including GlobalTrading, The Trade Asia, Asian Investor and Asia Risk. She has also participated in numerous conferences including FPL conferences, Australasian Investor Relations Associations and TradeTech.
Executive Director, Head of Direct Execution Services Asia
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 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 top ranked Asian Portfolio Trading team (2004-08 - Financial News, The Asset). Since 2008, David has been responsible for leading the Asian electronic trading desk 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.
James M. Rae
Head of AES Sales Asia
James Rae is a Credit Suisse Director and Head of AES Sales Asia. James has been with Credit Suisse for 9 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 was the co-chair of FPL's working group in Singapore before moving to Hong Kong and he remains active with FPL regional initiatives.
Director, Consulting Practice
PwC Hong Kong
Robert is a Director with our Consulting practice in PwC's Hong Kong Firm and has over 25 years experience in the financial services sector and has worked with some of the regions leading exchanges such as Dalian Commodity Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange, TOCOM and the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange. He has developed a broad range of experience having lived and worked in the UK, Switzerland, New York, Japan, Korea and for the last seven years in Hong Kong. Robert has a wide range of hands on experience in exchange traded securities and OTC derivatives as well regulatory and market structuring across the region. Prior to joining PwC Robert worked for SunGard Global Services where he was the APAC Consulting Partner for Capital Markets, Asset Management and Alternative Investments and provided advisory services for international financial institutions across the region.
Robert previously worked for Chi-X Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings where he concurrently held the titles - APAC Chief Administration Officer, COO Chi-X Hong Kong and Statutory Auditor for Chi-X Japan. Robert was Chi-X's first employee in the region and led the establishment of Chi-X as a provider of alternative securities trading venues in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Canada and Brazil. Robert's responsibilities included the compilation and submission of the Market Operator Licenses and associated Broker Dealer applications in each country. He established a regional post trade clearing and settlement infrastructure as well as worked as a part of the Central Order Limit Book trading platform design team. Robert was a key member of the executive management team that formed a joint venture company, Chi-East with the Singapore Stock Exchange as well as being a key member of the regional M&A team that successfully identified and acquired a leading technology company that now manages the support and development of the Chi-X CLOB platform. Robert has held senior regional and global positions with leading electronic trading and technology companies including the International Petroleum Exchange (now the ICE) in London, Glencore (Marc Rich) in Switzerland, NYFIX (now the NYSE) in the UK, US and Hong Kong.
Co-Chair of the FPL Asia Pacific Education and Marketing Subcommittee, and
ITG Asia Pacific
Clare Rowsell is responsible for the strategy and implementation of ITG's interaction with institutional clients, regulators, exchanges and the media across the Asia Pacific region. She also runs ITG's Commission Management and CSA program in Asia and Australia.
Founder and Director
Ryan Financial Communications
Damien is a former financial journalist and started Ryan Financial Communications to bring a fresh approach to the communications industry in Asia. Ryan Financial, which has offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, is focused on supporting companies as they expand businesses across Asia. This includes delivering strategic corporate communications advice and counsel to management. The company has a proud and independent culture, which is dynamic, proactive and entrepreneurial. Staff training, with a deep respect for content and reputation management, underpins the company’s approach to client service. Retained clients include some of the world’s largest banks, funds and corporates. Damien lives in Hong Kong with his family and is originally from Australia.
Eze Software Group
Laura Ryan is a Sales Manager for Eze Software Group based in Singapore. She is responsible for APAC sales for the Eze Order Management System and its modules. Prior to joining Eze in 2012, Laura was with Tora Trading leading sales for SE Asia, India and Australia. After working with Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners in New York, 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 APAC 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.
Head Trader (Asia)
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Matt manages a team of twelve equity traders based in Hong Kong, covering all markets in the Asia-Pacific region. He joined Fidelity in 2002 as the Australian equity trader, relocating from Melbourne. Prior to joining Fidelity, Matt had previously worked for five years for Citi, on both the buy and sell side. Matt is a CFA charterholder and also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.
Head of Hosted Commercial Markets
Chris has been working in the financial markets for 28 years, working for companies as diverse as Thomson Financial, Fidelity Investments, SIX Swiss Exchange, Merrill Lynch and Tradeweb. In 2007 Chris, was the CEO of NYFIX in Europe where he was responsible for building the first post MiFID commercial Dark Pool in Europe - Euro Millennium.
Chris joined NYSE Technologies in 2010 following the acquisition of NYFIX by NYSE Euronext, to build a business aimed at offering a fully outsourced trading platform to clients wishing to operate their own market, be it lit or dark. The NYSE Hosted Commercial Markets team currently operate markets in Europe for Goldman Sachs (Sigma X MTF), Societe Generale (Alpha y) and HSBC (HSBC Cross). The first US client should be live in the summer.
Before working for NYFIX and NYSE Euronext, Chris held several roles working within trade management. In the late 1980’s Chris was responsible for the creation of Fidelity’s European Middle Office aiming to reduce risk and cost associated with trading. Whilst in this role in 1992 he founded the global Electronic Trade Confirmation (ETC) initiative, leading eventually to roles within Thomson Financial ESG and Omgeo. He was recognised for his work in ETC in 2008 when he was presented with the Operations Management (Euromoney PLC Publication) Lifetime Achievement Award.
Chris has lived and worked in Europe, the United States and was based in Singapore from 1994 until 1997 covering the Asia region for Thomson Financial ESG (now Omgeo).
Edward has 15 years of experience in Independent Research in Asia, New York and London, most recently with Lombard Street Research Ltd, as Head of Asia Pacific. Edward joined IND-X Securities in October 2011 to develop and expand the Sales and Marketing team across Asia working with over 30 IRPs that IND-X represents. Edward has an extensive understanding of buy-side research requirements and the changing nature of independent research across the region. He is a regular speaker on Independent Research, both in the press and at conferences across Asia. Prior to joining Lombard Street Research Edward was involved in financial services and research with Euromoney PLC, ISI Securities, and Business Monitor International. Edward was born in Switzerland and is a native French speaker.
Following a meeting with AsiaIRP Co-Founder, Lucy Carmody in 2009, Edward and Lucy decided to combine their passion and belief in independent research to establish and co-found The Asian Independent Research Providers Association for the benefit of investors and IRPs in the region to help promote and lobby for un-conflicted and impartial research.
Executive Director, Institutional Equity Division
Shamu Thambi joined Morgan Stanley's Electronic Trading Desk in 2008 and is responsible for the desk's liquidity strategy, alternative execution product suite and market structure content. His responsibilities also include the desk's broker dealer relationships and domestic Indian clients.
Shamu started his career at the erstwhile SalomonSmithBarney in Tokyo where he built and managed teams responsible for electronic trading systems across the Asian region.
Peter Waters is a writer and editor covering global politics, economics, and institutional financial services. As Editor of the GlobalTrading journal, Peter covers institutional electronic trading and the latest developments in the regulatory and trading environment. Peter also covered Middle Eastern politics during the revolution in Egypt, and has a background in academic publishing.