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Asia Pacific Electronic Trading Conferences 

Hong Kong 07 May 2015
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Exclusively Representing
Mark Schultz
Olympic and Two-Time World Champion Freestyle Wrestler, subject of the film Foxcatcher

Mark Schultz is an Olympic and 2-time World champion freestyle wrestler and a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame, and the California Wrestling Hall of Fame. Born into a family of scientists and entertainers, Mark Schultz was the younger brother of Dave Schultz. Dave, born with dyslexia, was Mark's role model and the greatest high school wrestler in history. Mark was a great all around athlete as a kid setting 20 of 25 school records but didn't excel in any one sport. Mark was the Northern California All-Around Gymnastics Champion then switched to wrestling in the 11th grade. After a miserable junior year record of 4-6, and a senior year winning no local tournaments. At the end of the year Mark intensely focused and won the California State title.

Dave and Mark eventually teamed up and became training partners through college and beyond. They both went on the win Olympic Gold in 1984. The Schultz brothers are the only brothers in US wrestling history to win Olympic and World titles. The Schultz brothers won more NCAA, US Open, World, and Olympic titles than any American brother combination in wrestling history. On January 26, 1996 Dave Schultz was murdered by multimillionaire paranoid schizophrenic John E. duPont, the founder of "Team Foxcatcher". Four months after Dave's murder Mark competed in UFC 9 and won. Mark was in the 1991 Guinness Book of World Records for most US World and Olympic Titles.

The Mark Schultz story is one of pain and a seemingly cursed existence turned into triumph and blessings. His remarkable story caught the attention of Academy Award Nominated Director Bennett Miller, who turned it into a major motion picture called Foxcatcher starring Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz, Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz, and Steve Carell as John E. duPont.


Murat Atamer
Head of Electronic Trading, Asia Pacific
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Murat Atamer is the Asia Pacific Head of Electronic Trading at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Bank of America, he was the Asia Pacific head of Electronic Execution Product for Credit Suisse. Previously, Murat headed the Quantitative Trading Strategy Team for Credit Suisse in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Murat was pursuing a PhD in Finance from the University of North Carolina, focusing on asset pricing and market microstructure.

Steve Bernstein
Chief Executive Officer
SinoPac Solutions and Services

Steve Bernstein is currently the Chief Executive Officer of SinoPac Solutions and Services based in Hong Kong. The company offers portfolio managers a comprehensive fund administration and support platform.

Previously, he was CEO of Oppenheimer Investments Asia, based in Hong Kong from December 2009 Until December 2011. He’s been dealing in Asia since 1983 and spent five years in Japan during his 23-year career at Citigroup.

At Citigroup, Steve ran the Fixed Income business in Asia and upon returning to New York, worked on planning and strategy for the Corporate and Investment Bank, integrating acquisitions such as Schroeders PLC and overseeing disaster planning and business continuity in the wake of the September 11 attacks. In 2003, he was tapped to run Global Securities Services in the Corporate and Investment Bank.

Jeffrey Chan
Hong Kong Securities Association

Mr. L. Jeffrey Chan is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities Association. He is a founding partner of Oriental Patron Financial, a Hong Kong based investment banking firm specialized in raising capital in the Hong Kong capital markets for small and medium enterprises. Mr. Chan has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and had advised many corporations on raising equity financing through IPOs and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Chan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland, Australia and he is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.

Benedict K Cheng
Managing Consultant/ COO Asia Pacific

Benedict has spent more than 22 years of his career predominantly in investment banks where he held senior roles in market risk, traded credit risk, and operational risk as well as business management/COO in the front-office covering Asia Pacific. He had also taken on management roles in a number of local financial institutions and in the securities regulator in Hong Kong. His product expertise includes equities, rates, FX, high-yield and distressed assets. At GreySpark, Benedict fulfils a regional COO function in addition to running all consulting and practices in Asia Pacific. His expertise includes pre-trade, post-trade risk controls and surveillance, as well as regulatory and conduct risk.

Chin Ping Chia
Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Research

Mr. Chia is Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific Research at MSCI. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Chia oversees the firm's index, ESG and analytic applied research agenda across the entire Asia Pacific region. Mr. Chia sits on the board of various global research committees including the MSCI Equity Index Committee, which is responsible for all editorial decisions related to MSCI indices. Mr. Chia is also tasked with formulating the firms' new product development agenda in addition to developing capacity to provide clear insights to leading institutional investors, asset managers and sovereign wealth funds in the region.

Chin Ping Chia is a regular speaker at industry events on topics related to asset allocation, portfolio construction, quantitative investment strategies, risk management and ETF developments. Before joining MSCI, Mr. Chia was a buy-side analyst at HSBC Asset Management and held Director level position at the Ministry of Trade & Industry Singapore. Mr. Chia holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics from the National University of Singapore and is a CFA Charter holder.

Kelly Clark
Balyasny Asset Management

Kelly Clark is the lead Execution Trader in Asia for Balyasny Asset Management. Prior to joing BAM, she spent 5 years working in a number of roles here in Asia, including Prime Brokerage at Credit Suisse, Portfolio Finance at Citadel Hong Kong, and Front Office Support for RBS Exotics Derivatives Desk.

Kelly holds a Bachelors of Science and Business Administration from The Ohio State University with a Major in Finance and minor in Economics.

Wouter Delbaere
Deputy General Manager
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

With a decade of experience in various activities related to software and services for the banking industry in Asia-Pacific, Wouter Delbaere is in charge of all strategies for compliance solutions within the region.

A previous regional program manager for one of the biggest banks in the world, he is a certified Big Data, Cloud Computing and Project Management professional (PMP), with a master’s degree in Information Technology. The last 7 years he garnered a strong track record for helping banks comply with regulatory requirements.

John Fildes
Chief Executive Officer
Chi-X Australia

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.

Ian Domowitz
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.

Michael Drake
Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Education and Marketing Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community
, and
Head of Business Development – Asia, Symphony Communication Services

Michael serves as the Co-Chair of FIX Trading Community's APAC Education and Marketing Subcommittee and as the Asia Chair of Global Membership Services. Previously, Michael worked as the Asia Regional Director of REDI Technologies, and prior to that, with Goldman Sachs for seven years in its New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong offices, focusing on execution sales, product development, and marketing for its electronic trading division. Michael holds a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin's Red McCombs School of Business.

Jonathan Ha
Chief Executive Officer
Red Pulse

Jonathan is the CEO of Red Pulse, a retail-focused market intelligence platform covering China. He has over a decade of strategy and management consulting experience across various industries, with a specialization in financial services. His clients have included global Fortune 500 companies in the financial, telecom, manufacturing, defense and consumer electronics sectors. Prior to Red Pulse, he spent five years building and transforming Z-Ben Advisors from a research firm to a strategic consultancy.

Mr. Ha received a Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree in computer and telecommunications engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, with a minor in economics. He received an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, with concentrations in strategy and marketing. Mr. Ha is a CFA charterholder.

Greg Heaton
Senior Director, Licensing, Intermediaries
Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong

Greg leads the SFC's Licensing Department, which acts as the gatekeeper to ensure that corporations and individuals seeking to enter Hong Kong's securities and futures industry meet prescribed standards. Having lived in Hong Kong since 2005, he previously specialized in fund formation and securities regulation as partner of a local law firm. He has also worked in Sydney in private practice and with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Philip R Hulse
Senior Execution Consultant and Head of Hong Kong Desk
Bloomberg Tradebook

Philip is a Senior Execution consultant and head of the Hong Kong desk. Philip joined Tradebook in April of 2007 with a focus to build out the equities desk in London and helping to develop the electronic product. Philip moved to Asia in 2011 and was responsible for creating the Hong Kong desk and expanding Tradebooks presence in the region. Philip has more than 12 years of institutional global sales and trading experience with a particular focus on electronic and algorithmic trading. Prior to Tradebook, Philip was involved in the creation of the electronic trading desk at Man Financial in London. Philip holds a degree in economics from the University of East Anglia, UK.

David Jenkins
Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Exchanges and Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, and
Market Structure and Strategy, Bloomberg L.P

David Jenkins is responsible for maintaining deep insight into capital and financial market structure in APAC, to inform overall business strategy and maintain a competitive edge for Bloomberg products and services. He is also a regular contributor to working groups within industry bodies such as FIX Trading Community and ASIFMA.

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, Nasdaq OMX, 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 ten 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.

Michael Karbouris
Head of Business Development, Asia Pacific

Michael is responsible for business development for NASDAQ across Asia Pacific. He oversees risk management, compliance, trading and surveillance technology for brokers, exchanges, regulators and corporations.

Michael has held several senior roles representing NASDAQ's technology businesses, overseeing NASDAQ's Trade Guard trading and risk solutions for the Americas and more recently establishing the business in Asia.

Prior to this Michael was a core member of successful Australian financial technology firm 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.

Michael has specific expertise in financial markets regulation, electronic trading, real time risk management, market structure and microstructure, trade surveillance, compliance and corporate governance.

Stuart Knowling
Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Asia

Stuart is Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Instinet Pacific. The role includes oversight of Instinet's 3 offices and exchange memberships as well as managing relationships with local brokers in markets that Instinet does not have a presence. Stuart moved to this role in Hong Kong in 2010 after spending 3 years working as Country Head for Instinet in Australia. The role in Sydney involved setting up Instinet's Australian franchise from the ground up including building front and back office teams and systems, gaining exchange and clearing house memberships. Prior to joining Instinet Stuart spent 10 years with Deutsche Bank in roles in Sydney and London.

Stuart holds a BSC(Econ) in International Banking and Finance from Cardiff Business School.

Romnesh Lamba
Co-Head of Global Markets
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Mr. Lamba is the Co-Head of the Global Markets Division at HKEx Group which includes all trading, market data, strategy, product and business development, and issuer and client marketing activities across the Equity, Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities asset classes. Global Markets also include the Mainland Development team and China Exchange Services Company Limited, HKEx's joint venture with the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. Mr. Lamba runs Global Markets alongside his co-head Garry Jones, the Chief Executive of the London Metal Exchange.

Mr. Lamba is also the Chief Executive of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited, as well as a member of the HKEx Management Committee and a Board Director of the London Metal Exchange and LME Clear.

Mr. Lamba has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining HKEx, Mr. Lamba held senior positions at JP Morgan’s and Merrill Lynch's Asian Investment Banking groups. He worked in the US for nine years before moving to Hong Kong in 1994. Mr. Lamba holds Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Economics degrees from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the US.

Nick Leeson
The original Rogue Trader whose unchecked risk-taking caused the biggest financial scandal of the 20th century

The collapse of Barings – personal bank to HM The Queen – in 1995 and Nick Leeson's role in it, is one of the most spectacular debacles in modern financial history. How could one trader bring down the banking empire that had funded the Napoleonic Wars?

Curiosity, intrigue and sympathy have been the various reactions to this man's incredible life story. Following Barings' collapse, Nick Leeson was sentenced to six and half years in a gang-ridden Singaporean jail, in conditions that defy belief, while at the same time, his wife left him and he was diagnosed with colon cancer.

Against all odds, Nick Leeson survived and now fully recovered from cancer, lives happily in Ireland with second wife Leona and three children. In 2006 Nick was appointed CEO of Galway United FC. Having stepped down as CEO in January 2011, Nick Leeson continues to be in-demand around the world for conference and after-dinner speaking.

Matthew Lempriere
Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Education and Marketing Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, and
Head of Financial Services Market Segment, Global Enterprise Services – International, Telstra

Matthew Lempriere is the Global Head of Financial Services Market Segment of Telstra Global, an Australian telco and information services company.

Based in Hong Kong, Lempriere is responsible for identifying and optimising opportunities for the company within the financial services sector across Asia Pacific, EMEA and the US.

With more than 20 years of sales and account management experience in the financial and telco industries, Lempriere has in-depth specialist knowledge in the delivery of electronic trading and information applications to the banking industry. Before joining Telstra Global, he was the Head of BT Radianz for Asia Pacific.

Juli Loh
Senior Dealer
Eastspring Investments

Juli Loh is a Senior Dealer with Eastspring Investments, responsible for fixed income and FX. She also leads the development of an FX transactional cost analysis project for Eastspring funds across Asia. Prior to joining Eastspring in 2009, Ms. Loh was an Equity Dealer at Arisaig Partners.

Stephane Loiseau
Managing Director, Head of Cash Equities & Global Execution Services - Asia Pacific, Global Markets
Societe Generale

Stephane is a Managing Director within Societe Generale’s Global Markets division, and has a dual mandate of Head of Cash Equities for Asia Pacific and Head of Global Execution Services, which comprises cross asset execution across High Touch Sales-trading & Electronic Trading Solutions.

Stephane began his career with Societe Generale in New York in 1996 as a trader on international equities. He relocated to London three years later to join the Program Trading team, where he contributed to the creation of a global execution platform for the Bank. Since returning to New York in 2000, Stephane has held a variety of positions, including Head of New York Program Trading, Deputy Head of Global Program Trading, and Global Head of Program Trading. In 2008, all Equity execution services for Societe Generale were integrated under one umbrella, and Stephane relocated to London to become Deputy Global Head of Execution Services, as well as Head of Cash Equity Execution for London.

In August 2012, Stephane moved to Hong Kong to take up the newly created role of Head of Cash Equities Asia Pacific. With the acquisition of Newedge in 2014, Listed Derivatives was added to the execution offering, allowing Societe Generale to provide institutional clients with unparalleled access to 125 cash equities & listed derivatives exchanges worldwide.

Stephane graduated from EM Lyon Business School.

Tyler Love
Equity Trader, Global Equity Trading
Franklin Templeton Investments (Asia) Limited

Tyler joined George Molina and team as a regional trader on Franklin Templeton's Hong Kong Trading desk in January 2014. Tyler spent roughly three years working on the company's Fort Lauderdale, FL trading desk as a Junior Trader focusing on TMT while helping pioneer the group's technology initiatives. A majority of Tyler's responsibilities include data transparency and technology growth, quantitative analysis, and trading development.

Tyler graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University in 2010.

Edward Mangles
Regional Director, Asia Pacific, FIX Trading Community, and
Director, GlobalTrading

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 12 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.

Endre Markos
Director, Asia Pacific Head of Execution to Custody
Citi Markets and Securities Services

Endre is an electronic markets specialist with over 20 years of experience. As the Asia Pacific Regional Head of Execution to Custody (E2C) for Securities Services, he drives the development of Citi’s integrated pre- and post-trade platform to provide clients with an end-to-end global execution, settlement and custody solution in all major execution markets and across the largest custody network worldwide.

Based in Hong Kong and appointed to this role in August 2010, Endre has led Citi's electronic markets expansion in Asia Pacific, including the CitiDirect® suite of products, Order Trade Manager (CitiConnect), E2C as well as a variety of other innovative connectivity solutions. He is currently 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 Citi OpenInvestorSM.

Prior to joining Citi, Endre was with Bloomberg LP 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.

Roger McAvoy
Institutional Sales Director – Asia
360T Trading Networks

Roger McAvoy joined 360T Trading Networks in 2014 as Sales Director for institutional sales and business development across Asia. He is responsible for new business and relationship management across the institutional buy-side for the firm’s FX OTC electronic trading technology, data and analytics.

Prior to 360T, he was responsible MSCI’s Equity Index Benchmark Data and Portfolio Management Analytics businesses across Asia Pacific, including responsibility for the asset manager clients across Asia Pac, Europe, the Middle East and India. Before MSCI, Mr. McAvoy was a Board Member and MD for Asia Pac Sales and Operations at Tradeweb International, and had spent 12 years at Thomson Financial leading client coverage teams and commercial product management across the institutional equities and investment management customer segments, including coverage of products such as AutEx, Thomson ONE, DataStream, I/B/E/S, Worldscope, PORTIA and Quantitative Analytics (TQA/QAI).

Mr. McAvoy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Boston College, and a Masters of Business Administration from the New York Institute of Technology. He is a member of the FIX Trading Community’s Asia Pacific Education & Marketing Committee and the Global OTC Products Committee. He is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Jessica Morrison
Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Exchanges and Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, and
Head of Asia Pacific Market Structure, Analytics and Commission Management, Deutsche Bank

Jessica Morrison is the Head of Asia Pacific Market Structure, Analytics and Commission Management for Deutsche Bank.

Market Structure focuses on the effect that changes in regulation and technology have on trading behaviours, actively working with market participants to improve access and increase efficiency. Analytics review micro structure features to consider the impact of change on cost and liquidity for the market and individual algo performance through TCA. Commission Management offers CSAs to local and global fund managers allowing them to unbundle execution and research.

Jessica's recent focus has been working on Shanghai Hong Kong Stock Connect, accompanying the exchanges through North America and mediating discussions between SSE, CSRC and HKEx with long only and hedge fund investors in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

As Co-Chair of FIX Trading Community's Exchanges and Regulatory Subcommittee, Jessica hopes to encourage a broad range of participants to engage with changes in the trading landscape. The group last year released an Implementation Guide for Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect go live jointly with ASIFMA. Similarly, the team co-drafted the broadly accepted SFC Electronic Trading template released in 2013.

Having moved to Hong Kong in 2011, Jessica has worked for Deutsche since 2009, initially in Compliance. She previously worked for Morgan Stanley and holds an MA in Law from the University of Cambridge.

Barnaby Nelson
Regional Sales Head of Investor & Intermediary, NEA, TB
Standard Chartered Bank

Barnaby Nelson is Regional Segment Head for North East Asia and Greater China in Standard Chartered's Transaction Bank - focusing on Investor & Intermediary clients.

In this role, he leads the business agenda for institutional investor and financial intermediary clients across North East Asia and Greater China, with a focus on supporting clients' growth aspirations across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He is based in Hong Kong and reports to Margaret Harwood-Jones, Global Segment Sponsor, Investors and Intermediaries, Transaction Banking and to Helen Hui, Head of Transaction Banking, Hong Kong.

Barnaby joined the bank from BNP Paribas, where he was Head of Client Development for Asia for the Securities Services division. Prior to that he worked as Business Owner for Thomson Reuters’ information and market data feeds in Asia-Pacific.

Ned Phillips
Altex Advisory

Ned has been based in Asia for 24 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.

Emma Quinn
Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Regional Committee and Director, FIX Trading Community, and
Global Co-Head of Equity Trading, AB

Emma Quinn was appointed Global Co-Head of Equity Trading in October 2014. Previously, she was Head of Asia Pacific Trading from 2011. Before that she was Head of Asia Pacific Fixed Income and Australia Equities Trading from 2010, and Head of Trading for Australia and New Zealand from 2009. Quinn joined the firm in 2001 as a senior trader. Prior to joining AB she worked as an equity trader at AMP Henderson Global Investors. Quinn holds a BBus in finance and law from the University of Technology, Sydney. She is Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Regional Committee and a Director of FIX Trading Community.

David Rabinowitz
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.

Kent Rossiter
Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Equity Trading
Allianz Global Investors

Mr. Rossiter is Head of Asia Pacific Equity & Fixed Income Trading and a Managing Director with Allianz Global Investors (AUM Sept 30th, 2014 of EUR 386b), which he joined in 1999. He is responsible for advising global portfolio managers and analysts on equity and bond executions, as well as providing market information relevant to their holdings. Mr. Rossiter has over 22 years of investment-industry experience. He was previously the deputy general manager at Nikko Securities and before that the head of the Japan desk at Sun Hung Kai Investment Services. Mr. Rossiter has a B.A. in business and economics from Western Washington University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Hull, UK. He holds the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Type 1, Type 2, Type 4, Type 5 and Type 9 licenses.

Damien Ryan
Managing Director
Ryan Communication

Ryan Communication is an Asia-based independent specialist providing strategic communication services to financial firms and corporates. The company's clients include some of the world's leading banks, brokers, funds and financial technology providers. Ryan Communication has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. It has received numerous industry awards recognising its solutions for corporate communication, content marketing and media training, together with digital and social media.

Damien has deep relations with key stakeholders across the region, including senior editors, regulators, business leaders and government officials. He is a former financial journalist who interviewed many leading global CEOs, heads of state and leading policy makers during his reporting career in Australia, Europe and Asia. He lives in Hong Kong.

Safa Sadigh-Mostowfi
Vice President, Asia Head of Commission Management
Morgan Stanley

Safa is the Asia Head of Commission Management at Morgan Stanley. In his 9 years at Morgan Stanley, he has performed various roles within equities in New York, Singapore, Tokyo & Hong Kong.

Safa serves as the chair of the ASIFMA CSA working group.

Safa holds a Bachelor of Science from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Shilesh Shekhawat
Managing Director, Head of Equities Execution Services, Asia Pacific
J.P. Morgan

Shilesh Shekhawat joined J.P. Morgan in 2009 and is responsible for Equities Execution Services for the firm in Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, her area of responsibility includes connectivity solutions, algorithmic trading strategies, dark pool, smart order routing, analytics, market structure and regional regulatory review. Prior to this Shilesh worked with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 11 years based in Sydney, Tokyo and Hong Kong where she was responsible for Business Analysis as well as delivered technology solutions for the Electronic Execution business.

Eugenie Shen
Managing Director and Head of Asset Management Group
Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association

Eugenie is Managing Director and Head of ASIFMA’s Asset Management Group (AAMG) which advocates the views and interests of Asia asset managers at local, regional and global levels. Eugenie is a U.S. trained lawyer with more than 30 years of private practice and in-house legal experience across a wide range of institutions, industries and jurisdictions spanning Asia, the United States, Europe and Latin America. As a former managing director and chief legal officer of PineBridge Investments (the former AIG Investments) in Asia ex-Japan and general counsel of a private equity firm, Eugenie has a wealth of experience in retail and private fund formations, distributions and investments, investment advisory/management issues as well as extensive contacts with regulators in Asia. Her other former positions include being head of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s China Listing Unit and vice president and senior associate counsel at the former Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. Eugenie is a member of the New York Bar and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Edward Stockreisser

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 then joined IND-X Securities in October 2012 to develop and expand the Sales and Marketing team across Asia working with over 30 IRPs that IND-X represents. Edward left in May 2013 to focus on AsiaIRP and other consultancy opportunities with IRPs in the region, most notably, Dr. Jim Walker of Asianomics. Edward has an extensive understanding of buy-side research requirements and the changing nature of independented 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 AsiaIRP for the benefit of investors and IRPs in the region. It's with the help of our members that we continue to grow in Asia and strive to uphold our mission values and beliefs.

Edward is also co-Founder of SeedAlpha which he set up in January 2014 to address many of the industry issues using technology and transparency.

Brook Teeter
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Tower Research Capital (Singapore) Pte. Ltd

Brook Teeter is Managing Director of Tower Asia, joining the firm in July 2013. He is responsible for overseeing Tower's extensive trading operations and Business Development opportunities across the Asia Pacific region.

Mr. Teeter's previous roles include Managing Director of KCG Holdings, Inc. and Director and Head of Client Trading Execution Sales at Credit Suisse, both in Hong Kong. Brook had been with Credit Suisse for nearly six years originally starting as their Head of AES (Algorithmic) Sales for Asia. In addition to Credit Suisse he has held positions at ETRADE, Javelin Technologies and Gordon, Haskett and Co., a boutique brokerage and financial software company in New York and San Diego. Brook has been in the Financial Services industry for over 18 years.

Brook has been an active member of the US and Asia Pacific FPL (FIX Protocol Limited) Steering Committee since 2000. He has held several positions including Co-Chair of the Global Membership Committee, Co-Chair of the Asian Education and Marketing Committee and has written and spoken extensively on the subject of Capital Markets.

Mr. Teeter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and advanced degrees in Finance and Marketing from the University of Delaware graduating in 1994.

Tsai Li Renn
Senior Vice President, Head of Fixed Income Trading
Singapore Exchange

Mr. Tsai Li Renn is Senior Vice President and Head of Fixed Income Trading at Singapore Exchange (SGX). He is responsible for executing and running our Fixed Income Trading Venue.

Mr. Tsai started his career in 1993 in New York and has experience running a wide range of businesses ranging from banking / origination, structuring, trading & syndication, risk management to asset management.

Mr. Tsai joined SGX in July 2013. Prior to joining SGX, Mr. Tsai served as Senior Vice President of Debt Capital Markets at DBS Bank from 2011-2013. He joined from DBS Asset Management where he was Fixed Income Investment Director and a member of the Management Committee.

Prior to DBS Asset Management, Mr. Tsai was most recently Managing Director and Head of Structured Solutions at UBS.

Mr. Tsai holds a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and an M.B.A from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Simon Williams
Director, Head of Hong Kong Trading

Simon N. Williams, Director, is Head of Trading in Hong Kong. He is responsible for overseeing the equity trading function in Hong Kong.

Mr. Williams' service with the firm dates back to 2002, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he had responsibility for implementing trading strategies for all of BGI Europe's index and transition management products. Prior to BGI, Mr. Williams worked as a member of the equity portfolio trading desk at CLSA.

Mr. Williams earned a BSc Hons degree in geological sciences from Durham University in 1995.

Ryan Wuebbels
Executive Director, Principal Strategic Investments
Goldman Sachs

Ryan Wuebbels is an executive director at Goldman Sachs' Principal Strategic Investments team in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in April 2014, he spent over five years working in a number of roles at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx), including Head of Investor Relations, Head of Issuer & Client Services, Vice President of Market Development and Vice President of Cash Markets.


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