Sanjay Awasthi is a Director at Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited (formerly Prudential Asset Management). Sanjay has close to 19 years of experience in the Securities Market and is actively trading equity and derivatives in India and other markets in the region.
Stuart Baden Powell
Stuart Baden Powell joined J.P. Morgan as an Executive Director and is based in Hong Kong. He was previously Head of European Electronic Trading and most recently Head of Market Structures for Europe, Asia and Australia at RBC Capital Markets.
Stuart was the Co-Chair of the FIX Trading Community (previously FIX Protocol) EMEA Governance Board from 2011 to 2014 and was a member of the Securities Trading Committee for Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) from 2010 to 2014. Stuart is also an associate editor of the Institutional Investor Journal of Trading.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from University of Southampton, as well as Masters degrees from the University of Durham and The London School of Economics.
Co-Chair, Singapore Working Group, FIX Trading Community, and
Director, Blue Ocean
Anthony Bowyer is currently Director for Blue Ocean Pte Ltd. Previously he spent 5 years at Instinet Singapore as Vice President Sales for South East Asia. Prior to that he was at Fimat SNC Australia in Electronic Trading for Listed Derivatives and Options. He has also worked for Reuters PLC and Thomson Financial in both London and Hong Kong focusing on trading and research solutions. Currently he is Co-Chair of the Singapore Working Group for FIX Trading Community.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University.
Senior Vice President, Equity Trader
Mr. Bruenjes is a senior vice president and equity trader in the Singapore office. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2011, he was a vice president for active equity trading at DWS Investments, responsible for Asian developed and emerging market equity, derivatives and foreign exchange execution. Previously he was a vice president in Asian and U.S. equity trading for Deutsche Asset Management, where he was also a specialist biotech trader. He has 16 years of investment and financial services experience and holds a bankers degree in conjunction with Deutsche Bank AG and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Bremen.
CEO and Co-Founder
Philippe Buhannic, CEO and co-founder of TradingScreen, is an industry pioneer. Buhannic has stayed on the forefront of global markets and financial technology for more than 30 years, in a career that has spanned executive management, technical, and marketing experience in international markets. Buhannic founded TradingScreen with Joseph Ahearn in 1999, working to connect global sell-side participants and leading regional brokers to a common environment. TradingScreen was ahead of the curve from day one – delivering market access, and order and liquidity management to the buy side – anticipating the shift away from paper-based trading towards digital markets. Today, TradingScreen is not only the world's leading execution management system (EMS), it is also the leading independent provider of liquidity, trading and investment technology via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to the financial community.
Prior to TradingScreen, Buhannic served as a Managing Director at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in New York. While at CSFB, he worked in fixed income where he handled listed derivatives, prime brokerage and e-commerce. Buhannic was also responsible for creating and implementing CFSB's e-commerce products, including the “Prime Family” comprised of PrimeTrade, PrimeClear, Prime Brokerage and PrimeFund; all of which have received industry accolades as a successful attempt at global distribution of electronic, multi-asset asset class transaction processing via the Internet.
From 1993 to 1995 Buhannic served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fimat Futures USA, Inc., the subsidiary of French investment bank Societe General (SocGen), where he was credited with establishing Fimat as a viable and profitable player in the US marketplace. Prior to SocGen, from 1987 to 1993, Buhannic was the deputy Chief Financial Officer of Credit Commercial de France, where he oversaw the development of the foreign exchange dealing rooms and the global marketing of FX and interest rate products.
Buhannic holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in international business from New York University's Stern School of Business, a Master's degree in Finance and Taxation from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and has taught business and finance courses at his alma matter. He is a longtime board member of the Futures Industry Association and has worked in most major financial cities such as New York, Paris, Zurich and Sao Paulo. He is fluent in French and Portuguese.
Senior Vice President
Ms Jenny Chiam joined SGX as Senior Vice President and Head of Securities on 1 July 2013.
Her responsibilities include development and management of new products and ensuring the securities grows in breadth and depth. Ms Chiam has a strong record in the Asian Pacific Institutional Securities Industry since 1986. She was previously CEO of Nomura Securities Singapore & Head of Equities (ASEAN) for Nomura Securities, Executive Director of Credit Suisse Securities Singapore, Executive Director of Deutsche Securities Ltd (USA), Executive Director of SBCI in Sydney and New York, Executive Director of Baring Securities Australia and Institutional sales at Clarke Vickers Australia.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Genetics from Melbourne University.
Vice President of Product Management
Brandon DeCoster is the Vice President of Product Management for FIX Flyer LLC, and is a specialist in production operations and the FIX Protocol. Brandon studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology, earning a BS in Information Technology in 2005, and worked for years as a software engineer at IBM. He entered the financials in 2007 as an engineer for Pipeline Financial Group, supporting their dark matching engine and algorithmic equities trading, and is an avid student of game theory, a topic on which he lectures widely.
Managing Director, Head of Analytics
Ian Domowitz manages ITG's analytical research products globally. Prior to joining ITG in 2001, he served as the Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal Professor of Finance at Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Domowitz has also held positions with Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Columbia University, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Head of FX Services, APAC
Mr. Egan joined RBS as Head of FX Services across Asia Pacific in 2012. He is responsible for the bank's electronic commerce distribution and origination for Foreign Exchange, Rates and Credit across the region. He leads a team that helps provide liquidity solutions to the bank's clients.
Mr. Egan holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Finance from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and an MBA in Finance from New York University's Stern School of Business.
Mr. Egan has 18 years of experience in banking across FICC. Prior to his current role, Mr. Egan was the Head of Mandate Sales for Prime Services across APAC, where he was responsible for the origination and distribution of RBS's Prime Services product suite to clients.
Mr. Egan started his career at the Treasury Department of Lehman Brothers in New York and has worked at various institutions including Goldman Sachs in New York, and Barclays Capital in both New York and Singapore.
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 KCG Holding, Inc. 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 Trading Community in Asia Pacific and has served as Director of FIX Trading Community, 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.
Kevin Gould is President of Markit and a Co-founder of the company. He was appointed head of Markit’s Asia Pacific operations in July 2013, a role that spans Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia. Previously, Kevin led Markit’s North America operations in New York, Boulder, Chicago and Dallas. In addition, Kevin is responsible for Markit’s Solutions division, which provides customers with tailored technology platforms and managed services.
Prior to Markit, Kevin worked at TD Securities for five years, most recently as head of European fixed income. He joined TD Securities from CIBC World Markets where he worked for nine years in fixed income trading and sales.
Kevin holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University.
Asia Regional Corporate Correspondent
Jeremy Grant has been the Asia Regional Corporate correspondent for the Financial Times based in Singapore since May 2012. He covers Singapore, Malaysia, financial and business news and analysis from across South East Asia in conjunction with the FT's correspondents based in the region. Jeremy also regularly contributes to Companies and Markets' Inside Asia column and provides exchanges, clearing, high-frequency trading and market structures coverage from the region for FT Trading Room.
Previously, Jeremy Grant edited and wrote for the FT Trading Room from London, which he launched in 2009. FT Trading Room is a section of FT.com providing a single source of intelligence for trading, exchanges, clearing, settlement, financial markets regulation and trading technology.
Grant's background in exchanges began in 2002 when he became the FT's Chicago & Midwest correspondent covering US derivatives exchanges. He then went onto Washington DC covering financial regulation before returning to London as Senior Corporate Reporter in 2008.
Grant has also held the roles of Vietnam correspondent and European Companies Page Editor.
Head of Global Trading Technology & Risk Change Delivery, Asia Pacific
Stuart currently has dual roles as Head of Global Trading Technology and Head of Credit & Market Risk Change for RBS Asia Pacific, a role that spans 10 countries, providing front-to-back IT services and analytical capabilities to the Corporate, Institutional and Private Banking businesses. In terms of product coverage, his key focus areas encompass electronic trading, risk management, news, eCommerce and payment solutions.
Prior to joining RBS in Singapore, Stuart worked in Europe, the US and Australia for a number of other financial services institutions and consultancies; including JP Morgan, PwC and Accenture, advising firms on internet-based wealth propositions, infrastructure optimisation and business process outsourcing.
Co-Chair, Australia Working Group, FIX Trading Community, and
Head of Sales - Australia, Fidessa
James Hardcastle is Head of Sales for Fidessa in Australia where he has been based since November 2011. James joined Fidessa in 1998 as a Technical Consultant based in London and worked on projects for numerous tier-one investment banks across Europe. Prior to Sydney James was based at Fidessa's Tokyo office, where he lived for 12 years, and was most recently Head of International Sales. In addition to his role with Fidessa James is also Co-Chair of the FIX Trading Community Australia Working Group committee actively involved in the adoption and promotion of all things FIX culminating in the annual conference held in October each year. James has a BSc Honours degree in Computer Science & Business Studies from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK, and in his spare time enjoys running, cycling and travelling.
Head of Trading Solutions
IRESS Market Technology
Ben Jefferys has specialised in financial markets trading technology for over 18 years. Ben joined IRESS in 2010 and his role as Head of Trading Solutions oversees all aspects of trading technology including solution design, regulation change, connectivity, smart order routing and dark pools. Ben has also played an integral role working with regulators, exchanges and clients in developing the multi-market capabilities at IRESS. Prior to joining IRESS, Ben has worked in similar roles at Saxo Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and MF Global in London and Sydney.
Co-Chair, Asia Pacific Exchanges and Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, and
Head of Business Development - Asia Pacific, Fidessa
David Jenkins is responsible for strategic and product marketing with Fidessa in Asia-Pacific, including market research and product strategy, influencing the direction of Fidessa products and services in the Asia-Pacific region.
David has over 20 years of experience in the Technology sector including over 10 years in the Financial Services industry, holding senior positions with firms such as Fidessa, FTEN, Apama and consulting to some of the leading names in the Financial Services and Insurance industries.
David has been based in Hong Kong for the past seven years, relocating previously from Melbourne, Australia, and has extensive experience in Asia Pacific region.
He has a Commerce degree from James Cook University in Australia.
Head of Business Development, Asia Pacific
Michael is responsible for business development for NASDAQ OMX Broker & Institutional Technology business in Asia. He oversees risk management, compliance, trading and surveillance technology for brokers, exchanges and listed corporations.
Michael has held several senior roles representing NASDAQ's technology businesses, overseeing NASDAQ's FTEN trading and risk solutions for the Americas and more recently establishing the business in Asia. Prior to this Michael was a core member of Australian financial technology start-up SMARTS, heading Sales & Product Development in Asia and the US. In 2009, Michael formed the company's New York office prior to it's acquisition by NASDAQ OMX.
Michael has specific expertise in electronic trading, real time risk management, compliance, markets structure and microstructure, low latency execution infrastructure, trade surveillance, and financial markets regulation.
Co-Chair, Singapore Working Group, FIX Trading Community, and
Head of Electronic Trading Sales - South Asia, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Josephine Kim is responsible for Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Global Execution Services (GES) Sales in Asia. GES provides Direct Market Access, multi asset algorithmic strategies, analytics and execution consulting services throughout the world. Josephine actively participates in industry consultations through various expert opinion editorials and events across Asia. She is also a Co-Chair of FIX Trading Community Singapore Working Group.
Regional Manager – APAC
Tom is Regional Manager – APAC for Bloomberg Tradebook and is based in Singapore. Tom joined Tradebook in April of 2009 and has been focused on strengthening its relationships with its buy-side and sell-side partners in Asia as well as delivering our seamless 24/7 business model to the APAC region. Tom has more than 18 years of global sales and trading experience on both the buy-side and sell-side. He joined Tradebook from Magna Securities, where he was Sr. VP of Asian Markets and head of the sales trading desk. Prior to Magna, Tom spent 11 years as Principal and Director of Trading at Simms Capital, a multi-billion dollar global equity fund. Tom holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Richard Koh has over 28 years of industry experience in Infocomm, Treasury (FX) and eCommerce covering the Asia Pacific markets.
He is the Founder / Group CEO as well as Chief Architect of M-DAQ, a financial services startup and the IP owner of Multi-Denomination Automated Quotation (M-DAQ) - the World's First and Only FX-overlay "Disruptive Innovation" solution catering for national securities exchanges globally. The company received a generous 2-year grant in May 2010 from Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to cover half of the qualifying manpower costs.
He started his own consultancy practice in 1986 and obtained a PwC scholarship to pursue Accountancy after having obtained straight distinctions in his pre-university examinations and was the valedictorian for his cohort. He went on to serve his bond with PwC and obtained his Certified Public Accountant qualification, before being headhunted by his then client - Chase Manhattan Bank (eventually merged to become JPMorgan Chase Bank). Over there, he was responsible for having started the Asia Pacific eCommerce function for the Treasury division and left as a Regional Head of eChannels. The bank as part of its management development program sponsored the Executive MBA.
Richard is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and holds an Executive MBA in International Business (First in Class/Valedictorian), Graduate Diploma in Techno-entrepreneurship, Graduate Diploma in eCommerce, Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) with specialization in Banking and Finance, Group Diploma in Accounting (1st Singapore Gold Medalist) and Diploma in Computer Studies. Richard holds a patent P-No. 177236 [WO/2012/008915] on "Method and System of trading a security in a foreign currency" dated 13 July 2010.
Director of Systems Engineering
Ashwin Kohli joined Arista Networks as Director of Systems Engineering based in New York. Ashwin leads the system engineering team supporting Arista's global financial clients. As the technical leader, Ashwin is actively involved in product management where he works closely with the Research and Development, prioritize features development to meet the commercial requirements. Prior to Arista, Ashwin came from Commercial end users' environment with a broad based experience in IT operations and engineering in his earlier years in BNP Paribas, Merrill Lynch and ABN AMRO.
Ashwin holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Accounting from Manchester University, UK. He is also a CCIE in Routing & Switching, and Security.
Lannoy brings to GreySpark over 20 years' experience in senior technology roles at exchanges, brokerages and trading and software providers in Europe, the US and Asia. As a former chief information officer at Fimat/Newedge Lannoy contributed to the development of the firm's global FCM business. He then served as Asia managing director at RTS Realtime Systems. Prior to joining GreySpark Lannoy was executive director of operations and technology at the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange.
As a Managing Consultant based in GreySpark's Hong Kong office, Lannoy will focus on expanding the firm's Pre-Trade Risk Control practice. This involves working with banks and securities firms in the Asia Pacific region to assess existing controls applied to electronic trading execution systems against best practice and to advise them on, and where necessary implement, control improvements.
Director of Markets
Financial Conduct Authority
David Lawton is Director of Markets at the Financial Conduct Authority, responsible for the UK Listing Authority; primary, secondary, post-trade and wholesale conduct policy; market surveillance and investigations into market abuse; the supervision of the market infrastructure and client assets in the UK; and the regulation of the UK Covered Bond programme.
Prior to this he was Head of the Market Infrastructure and Policy Department of the FSA. Before joining the FSA in January 2005, David spent nearly 20 years at Her Majesty's Treasury, latterly as Head of Capital Markets and Governance.
David is an economist by training, with degrees from Cambridge University and the London School of Economics.
Senior Vice President, Head, Electronic Trading & ETF Business
DBS Vickers Securities
Daniel Lee has 18 years of experience in stock broking. He is responsible for the Electronic Trading (DMA) and ETF business. Prior to joining DBS Vickers, Daniel worked in equity sales, sales trading and research with WI Carr. Before that he was doing research at the University of Cambridge.
Daniel holds a first class honours degree from the Queen’s University of Belfast. He also holds an MBA and a LL.M.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Charles Li has served as Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) since 2010. In this role, Mr. Li has orchestrated some of the most significant strategic initiatives in HKEx’s history, including the expansion into fixed income, currency and commodities through the acquisition of the London Metal Exchange in 2012 and the launch of OTC Clear in 2013, as well as enhanced mutual market access with Mainland China through Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and other cooperation.
Mr. Li’s career in financial services spans over 20 years. Before joining HKEx, he was Chairman of JPMorgan Chase China, prior to which he was President of Merrill Lynch China. Before joining Merrill Lynch in 1994, Mr. Li practiced law in New York with Davis Polk & Wardwell and Brown & Wood.
Before moving to the US for his studies, Mr. Li had worked as an offshore oil worker in the North China Sea, and as a newspaper editor-reporter for China Daily from 1984-86.
Mr. Li obtained a BA degree in English literature from Xiamen University of China in 1984, a MA degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in 1988, and a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1991.
Regional Director, Asia Pacific, FIX Trading Community, and
Mr. Edward Mangles is the founder and Publisher of GlobalTrading, the official publication of the FIX Trading Community. He has a long history within the financial technology sector and has worked closely with FIX Trading Community for a number of years. He has supported the organisation’s Asia Pacific committee for the past 11 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 FIX Trading Community Asia Pacific Regional Director.
CEO & Founder
NEO & Partners Global
Mr. Neo is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Neo & Partners Global. He is responsible for building Neo & Partners Global’s brand reputation and business expansion.
Prior to setting up Neo & Partners Global, Mr. Neo was Senior Vice President, Commodities, Derivatives and Securities at FlexTrade Systems. During his tenure, he successfully strategized the penetration into the China futures market with the deployed FlexFutures, its state-of-the- art futures trading system, at Haitong Futures Co.
Mr. Neo has vast experiences in the trading industry, especially in the areas of business expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Before FlexTrade Systems, Mr. Neo held several positions including RTS Realtime Systems’ Sales Director Asia Pacific, Head of Sales, (ex-Japan) of CMC Markets, and Group Head of E-Business at UOB Kay Hian.
Mr. Neo studied Management Information Systems at Washington State University in the United States. He is actively involved in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), further extending his service voluntarily as an Infantry Officer in a leadership command appointment of a National Service (NS) Infantry Battalion.
He is also an alumni of the Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute (SAFTI) Military Institute and Anglo-Chinese School.
Co-Chair, Australia Working Group, FIX Trading Community, and
Consultant, ASX Limited
Yemi has over 15 years' experience in financial markets, specialising in electronic trading. At the ASX he has worked on a number of projects providing solution analysis and FIX expertise. He has also managed relationships with specialised vendors and coordinated delivery of solutions. Roles prior include implementing electronic trading solutions for Deutsche Bank and UBS.
Ned has been based in Asia for 23 years and has been working in equities and electronic trading since 1999. Ned began his career at E*TRADE in Hong Kong, one of the first online brokers globally, and then became MD for E*TRADE in Asia. Ned was also one of the founders of alternative trading venues in Asia. He worked at ITG, CLSA and most recently at Chi-East, a regional dark pool which was a joint venture between SGX and Chi-X. Throughout his career Ned has specialised in the creation and promotion of alternative venues, electronic trading and regulation in Asian markets. Ned Phillips is currently a director of Alternative Exchange Advisory, which is a consultancy focusing on electronic trading and alternatives in Asia. Ned holds an Honours degree in Economics from Heriot Watt University Edinburgh.
Global Head of Equity Dealing
First State Investments
Todd joined First State Investments in July 2011 as Global Head of Equity Dealing and is responsible for managing all equity trading activities for the global and international equities products.
Prior to joining First State Investments, he worked at Janus Capital for 11 years as Regional Head of Trading and was responsible for supervising and executing all Asian regional equity trading. Todd worked closely with Portfolio Managers to advise on trading strategies and encompassed establishing and maintaining Janus’ relationships with brokers, exchanges and regulators across the region. At Janus Capital, he was on the Board of Janus Capital Singapore and Janus Capital Asia.
Prior to joining Janus, Todd was employed at Fidelity Investments in Tokyo where he was responsible for trading Japanese equities. He started his career with Cantor Fitzgerald in Tokyo as a currency options broker.
Todd holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Arizona State University.
Head of Autobahn Equities, Asia Pacific
Ben is Head of Autobahn Equities, Asia Pacific, at Deutsche Bank. He has been based in Hong Kong since January 2014, having moved up from Sydney where he has run the Australasia business since 2009.
Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Ben spent nine years split between Sydney and London working in Electronic Trading on both the front office and technology sides of the business.
Ting Shang Ping
Ting Shang Ping is a consultant in Snap Innovations, which is an independent software vendor that develops and provides low latency trading software and solutions for investment professionals. Snap Innovations work with banks, brokers, hedge funds, proprietary traders and other software/technology vendors. He is also a technology consultant for Indonesia Commodities and Derivatives Exchange. Shang Ping holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering with Nanyang Technological University.
Head of Electronic Execution, Pan Asia
Ben Valentine, Head of Electronic Execution for Pan Asia, based in Hong Kong for the past 5 years. Prior to Hong Kong, Ben was based in Sydney where he ran the Citi Electronic Execution Sales desk. Over the years, Ben has played an active role in market reform, working closely with both the buy-side, sell-side and local exchanges/regulators.
Tony Wood is a Principal with Deloitte in Hong Kong, who has lived and worked in Asia for the last decade. He initially worked as a CRO for a major financial institution across the region and has spent the last three years as consultant, largely focused on helping clients to understand the implications of regulatory reform and supporting the delivery of both strategic and operational change programs. Tony is an economist by training and has spent most of his career working in banking and capital markets.
Executive Director & Head, Institutional Business Group
OCBC Securities, Singapore
Mr. TK Yap, CFA, is Executive Director at OCBC Securities overseeing the Institutional Business Group, which includes the institutional execution and electronic execution teams handling Asean direct execution and ETF block execution.
His experience in the investment and securities business over the last 28 years spanned local and foreign firms, buy and sell sides, distribution and origination. His stockbroking background involved stints as head of research and head of sales of a regional brokerage in the early 90s. He joined OCBC Securities in 1998 to start its broker dealer sales trading and electronic execution business, serving the cash, derivatives, portfolio trading, proprietary and market making desks of the global and regional broker dealers, electronic trading networks, and other market participants who require an execution service with local sales trading color, such as the trading desks of private banks and buy sides. He is currently expanding the firm’s reach into automated trading firms, market makers, delta one and synthetic/swap desks.
TK serves on the Securities Advisory Committee of the Singapore Exchange and other committees on the Institute of Banking and Finance, the Securities Investors Association of Singapore and has also served on Monetary Authority of Singapore committees and task forces.