Edwin Ang
ICS Execution and Clearing

Edwin is Director in the Execution and Clearing sales team at UBS. He has been covering institutional clients such as hedge funds, banks and asset managers in the Asia Pacific region over the last 7 years for their exchange traded derivatives trading and clearing needs. This includes providing market access and solutions globally across asset classes in equities, commodities, FX and fixed income.

Edwin holds a MSc Finance degree from Imperial College.

Sanjay Awasthi
Co-Chair, Singapore Working Group, FIX Trading Community, and
Director, Eastspring Investments

Sanjay Awasthi is a Director at Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited. Sanjay has close to 23 years of experience in the Securities Market and trades equity and derivatives.

Damian Bierman
Co-Chair, Asia Pacific Technical Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, and
Head of Asia-Pacific, Portfolio Management & Trading Solutions, FactSet Research Systems

Damian Bierman is Head of Asia-Pacific for FactSet's Portfolio Management & Trading business unit. He is responsible for its day-to-day operations and oversees the teams responsible for delivering the full suite of PMT products and services across the region, including Portware EMS. Damian joined Portware in 2007, opening the firm's office in Hong Kong and establishing its presence in the region.

Damian is an active member of the FIX Trading Community, currently serving as Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific Technical Subcommittee. He has been a mainstay of the organization's Asia-Pacific presence for the past 14 years, playing an active role in promoting the adoption of FIX across the region.

Prior to Portware, Damian ran FIX Services in APAC for NYFIX, setting up its Hong Kong office in 2004. Damian joined Javelin Technologies in New York in 2000, implementing its Appia FIX engine technology at numerous buy- and sell-side institutions globally.

Previously, Damian held a research position at Carnegie Mellon Research Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, working on the DOT-funded Driver Drowsiness Detection & Countermeasures study, as well as a study of expert landmine detection skill for the US Army.

Damian received his B.S. in Cognitive Science from Carnegie Mellon University in May 1997.

Sudeep Chatterjee
Head of Product Execution
Bank of Singapore, Singapore

Sudeep is currently responsible for strategy, transformation and platform management of investment advisory, sales and trading services, driving business results from operational efficiencies and technology innovation for Bank of Singapore.

Prior to joining Bank of Singapore, Sudeep worked in Financial Services for over 12 years in Banks including Credit Suisse and the erstwhile Lehman Brothers, leading strategy design, implementation and product management of business intelligence, risk management, trading & execution and digital platforms in Asia. Sudeep has broad management experience in both buy and sell side across credit and market risk systems, trading and order management, as well as middle office processing for FX, Credit, Equities, Fixed Income and Derivatives & Structured Products.

Sudeep has a Master of Science in Risk & Investment Management obtained at Edhec Business School, France and a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Statistics obtained at University of Delhi, India.

Justin Chow
Head of Business Development, Asia

Justin Chow is the Head of Business Development, Asia for Cumberland - a DRW Company, one of the world's largest liquidity providers in cryptocurrencieas.ssets. After joining DRW in 2015 as a global macro proprietary trader, he transferred internally and Justin iis now focused on helping the Cumberland team expand and grow its business in Asia.

Prior to DRW, Justin was a global macro trader at hedge fund Citadel, where he specialized in trading and managing portfolios of foreign exchange and liquid futures. Justin started his career as , and a distressed debt and securities analyst within the hedge fund industry.

Justin earned a BS in economics and psychology from Columbia University and was Captain of the Men’s Varsity Tennis Team.

Pak Wing Chung
Head of ETF & Indices, APAC
ICE Data Services

Pak Wing is the APAC head of ETF and index solutions at ICE Data Services, which is part of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE). He oversees the growth of the cross asset index solution business in Asia, which includes NYSE Indices, ICE BofAML Indices, ICE US Treasury Indices and ETF IOPV calculations. These extensive index solutions assist clients across different phases of the ETF lifecycle.

Prior to this, Pak Wing worked in Bloomberg for about 10 years in a variety of roles in both Singapore and Hong Kong, including the portfolio analytics & index team. Pak Wing graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering.

Martin David
Head of Trading, Asia, Executive Director
UBS Asset Management

Martin David is responsible for managing the Asian Trading Desk and coordinating the philosophy and trading process across the region. He is located in the Singapore office.

Prior to joining UBS, Martin worked in Barclays as Asian Head of Quantitative Equity Trading, BAML as Asian Head of Quantitative Statistical Arbitrage, Deutsche Bank as Japan Head of QP1 and Lehman Brothers as equity quant.

Martin has a strong background in quantitative and electronic trading and has spent his entire career in Asia.

Ruben Costa-Santos
Director, Head of fixed income and FX

Ruben Costa-Santos is the head of FX and Fixed Income at ITG, a leading financial technology provider that helps brokers and asset managers improve returns for investors around the world.

ITG is the industry leader in multi-asset class transaction cost analysis, with more than 75% of the world’s largest asset managers using ITG Analytics to benchmark their performance against peers and achieve best execution. Previously Ruben worked at Deutsche Bank, where among other roles he served as head of FX Client Platforms for the Americas. Ruben has a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics.

Roland de Marsangy
Head of Business Development, Asia-Pacific

Roland has helped Liquidnet expand its geographical presence since joining in 2012. An initial focus on continental European members quickly expanded to include several strategic London accounts. He has also developed the trading platform expansion in emerging markets, including the launch of the on-shore South African market in 2015. In September 2016, Roland relocated to Hong Kong to lead Liquidnet’s business development and market structure efforts in the Asia-Pacific region (currently active in 13 markets).

With the MiFID II legislation effect, Roland’s recent focus has been on breaking down the complexities of the European regulation for Asia-Pacific based clients.

Roland has a depth of industry experience, previously working at Bloomberg in 2005 before working in Seychelles on the equities desk of an Austrian quant-driven hedge fund in 2009. Roland was listed in Brummel Magazine’s “30 Ones to Watch” in 2014 and Financial News’ “40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Trading and Technology” in 2015.

Shaun Djie
Co-founder / COO

Shaun Djie is the co-founder of DigixGlobal and is also the founder of the Ethereum Singapore meetup group - one of the largest in the world with over 7,600 members as of October 2018. Shaun also advises multiple key projects on Ethereum and is also a Technical Committee Board Member at the IT Standards Committee, organised by IMDA and Enterprise Singapore for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, ISO/TC 307. Shaun is also a Regional Partner at Kenetic Capital, an institutional platform for blockchain advisory, technology and investment.

Dan Enstedt
Vice President Business Development

Dan Enstedt joined FlexTrade in February 2016 and is spearheading the establishment of FlexTrade’s multi-asset business operations in Australia and New Zealand. He has more than 10 years of experience in the FinTech / electronic trading space, covering both the buy-side and sell-side.

Dan holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Stockholm.

Amit Garg
Director, FX Specialist

Mr. Garg joined SGX as Director, FX Specialist in October 2013. He is responsible for the strategic sales and market initiatives for FX Futures and focuses on key strategic accounts for the asset class.

Mr. Garg joined SGX from Thomson Reuters, where he held multiple roles in sales and business development over 14 years. He led the Thomson Reuters Financial Benchmarks business in Asia prior to joining SGX.

Mr. Garg holds a CAIA charter.

Ofir Gefen
President APAC

Ofir Gefen is the President of Itiviti Asia Pacific. In this role he oversees Itiviti operations across the Asia Pacific geography and responsible for all commercial, operational & marketing activities in the region. Ofir joined Itiviti as head of the region in 2017, prior to that he filled various management positions at ITG, finally serving as the Co-Head of Execution responsible for electronic & algorithmic trading in the last 3 years. Ofir has over 20 years’ experience in technology for capital markets across multiple geographies including Europe and the US. He holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Jethro Glover
Head Asia Sales

Has served as TORA Sales Director for the past 10 years. Prior to that Jethro has 15 years in the financial industry working with bulge bracket financial institutions in Asia. Including Credit-Suisse, ING Barings and Bloomberg Tradebook. Jethro has a degree in Business IT from Manchester University.

Jennifer Ilkiw
Vice President, Asia Pacific
Intercontinental Exchange Inc.

Jennifer Ilkiw manages the Intercontinental Exchange’s® (NYSE: ICE) Asia Pacific sales operations and co-heads ICE Futures Singapore and ICE Clear Singapore. Intercontinental Exchange operates the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses, and is a provider of global data and listing services. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency. The New York Stock Exchange is the world leader in capital raising and equities trading.

ICE manages its Asia Pacific operations from its headquarters in Singapore which was officially opened in 2000.

Prior to joining ICE, Ms Ilkiw opened and managed the Asia Pacific office of the New York Mercantile Exchange and helped to develop Singapore as a commodity derivatives trading centre in her role as Assistant Director with the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Ms Ilkiw is an active participant in Singapore’s financial community. She earned a bachelors degree in economics from Queens’ University in Canada and a masters of business administration from the University of Toronto in Canada. Ms. Ilkiw also contributed to a textbook on international business in the Asia Pacific published in 2004.

Jyotindra Kanekar
Co-Chair, Singapore Working Group, FIX Trading Community, and
Electronic Equity Trading, APAC, CLSA

Jyo is the Electronic Equity Trading of CLSA. Prior to that, his primary coverage was the India markets. Jyo is based in Singapore.

Ferris Kwan
Senior Vice President, Technology Group

Ferris is currently the Head of Trading Technology at GIC. He responsible for overseeing and leading technology solutions globally for trading, trading analytics, treasury, as well as portfolio management of index strategies. Previously, he spent 15 years at BofA Merrill Lynch, most recently as a technology manager in the Electronic Trading space.

Annabelle Kwok
Founder and CEO
NeuralBay Pte. Ltd.

Annabelle Kwok is a Mathematician, Hardware Hacker and A.I. Practitioner. She founded NeuralBay, an Artificial Intelligence company that specialises in image and video processing of humans, objects, and text. Through NeuralBay, she does consultancy for Smart Nation initiatives & MNCs across the region and speaks at international conferences in countries such as Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, China and Iran. Annabelle has also been featured in the media by companies including NVIDIA, US Embassy of Singapore and Yahoo! News.

Annabelle is the founder of NeuralBay, an Artificial Intelligence company that specialises in vision analytics. She focuses on detection and recognition software related to humans, objects and text, and offers complementary plug-and-play hardware for image capturing and edge processing. Annabelle does consultancy for A.I. driven solutions for MNCs across the region and was previously the founding CEO of SmartCow, a hardware company specialised in the deployment of A.I.

David Landisman
SVP, Senior Director, Product Development, Portfolio Management and Trading Solutions
FactSet Research Systems

David joined Portware in 2010 and held roles within the Account Management and Product Management teams through the acquisition by FactSet in 2015. In 2017 David was promoted to the head of Product Management responsible for the product roadmap and enhancements to the Portware EMS as well as the products within the FactSet workstation that newly fell under the umbrella of the Portfolio Management and Trading strategic business unit.

Prior to joining Portware David held various roles within the technology team at GE Asset Management over a period of thirteen years supporting the Buy Side workflows for Equities and Fixed Income. Projects during this tenure primarily focused on OMS and EMS implementations and the internal and external processes communicating with those systems.

John Lin

Graduating with an ivy-league engineering degree in hand, John promptly about-faced and headed to the Chicago pits. There he worked his way up from the bottom as a clerk of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to exchanges all around the world as a proprietary trader. In 2006 he founded Grasshopper, and built it into a successful, high-frequency trading firm with an unbroken record of consistency and profitability trading well over a million contracts a month. He recently founded Tilde which engages in cryptocurrency trading, market-making and advisory services.

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

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 on equities and derivatives across all execution channels, from “high touch” Sales & Trading to Electronic Solutions.

With over 20 years of experience in Institutional trading spanning the US, Europe and Asia, Stephane is responsible for all the sales & trading activities for Societe Generale in the region covering Equities and Listed Derivatives, bringing together advisory and trading expertise across multiple asset classes. His areas of interest extend to market micro-structure & regulation, digital solutions, and research & advisory services.

Edward Mangles
Regional Director, Asia Pacific
FIX Trading Community

Edward Mangles has helped support The FIX Trading Community’s Asia Pacific committee for the past 17 years, playing a key role in promoting institutional trading standards and FIX adoption across the region, and facilitating cross-industry collaboration. In March 2009, Edward was appointed Asia Pacific Regional Director for the FIX Trading Community, and works closely with the buyside, sellside, regulator, exchange and technology provider members of the institutional trading community to support efficient trading. Edward also established the GlobalTrading journal, alongside the www.fixglobal.com site, which focusses on institutional trading issues around the world and is the official journal of the FIX Trading Community.

Christopher Matsko
Head of FX Trading Services
Portware, A FactSet Company

Christopher Matsko is the Head of FX Trading Services at Portware, a multi-asset EMS specializing in trade automation and execution. He is responsible for overseeing all facets of the firm’s global FX business, which includes guiding Portware FX clients through an increasingly complex regulatory environment that demands real-time analytics, transaction cost analysis (TCA), and custom trading capabilities. Christopher’s experience providing workflow solutions to the asset management community via multi-dealer E-FX platforms gives him an unparalleled perspective on the various execution methods employed over the past decade of market evolution. Prior to joining Portware Christopher held senior roles in management and sales at 360T and FXall, where his main focus was on growing both firms’ presence within the real money trading community.

Roger McAvoy
SVP, Head of SEHK & HKFE Singapore Branches
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)

Roger McAvoy joined HKEX in August 2017 as head of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK) and Hong Kong Futures Exchange (“HKFE”) Singapore branches, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of HKEX. He is responsible for marketing, investor education and promotion of HKEX-listed products and services of the SEHK & HKFE, including market updates on Connect initiatives such as Stock Connect and Bond Connect.

Before joining HKEX, he was responsible for Asia institutional sales and relationship management of Deutsche Boerse’s OTC FX electronic trading technology, data and analytics. In prior roles, he led MSCI’s Equity Index Benchmark Data and Portfolio Management Analytics businesses in Asia Pacific and the EMEAI regions, and had spent his earlier career leading client coverage and commercial product management teams at Thomson Financial and Tradeweb International helping buy-side customers with their investment management and trading technology, data and analytics.

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 has been 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 and ACI Singapore – The Financial Markets Association.

Alex Medana
CEO and co-founder

Alex Medana is FinFabrik CEO and co-founder, a HK-based FinTech company building the next generation of platforms to improve the customer journey particularly in capital markets and wealth management.

Previously, Alex spent 17 years in various Tier 1 global financial institutions overseeing operations across diverse asset classes, client segments and business lines in Europe and APAC.

Alex is also a HK Fintech Association board member where he advocates innovation and education. His knowledge and drive for simplicity has made him a sought-after mentor, advisor and speaker.

Patrick Mohr
Executive Director, Head of Execution Consulting

Patrick Mohr is Executive Director, Head of Execution Consulting for Instinet.

Mr. Mohr spent the first two decades of his career in Tokyo working as a quantitative analyst and equity market strategist for Merrill Lynch Japan, Mizuho and Citigroup Japan. In 2011 he moved to Hong Kong and shifted his research focus to trading. At Instinet, Mr. Mohr has spearheaded big data and machine learning efforts to transform Instinet’s TCA offering from a “trade reporting” function to a “strategic consulting” process. Mr. Mohr’s primary interests lie in the application of data science principles to help clients discern signal from noise in their trading decisions. In addition to client consulting, he regularly publishes reports concerning APAC microstructure topics and trading conditions in global markets.

Jim Northey
Global Technical Committee Co-Chair, FIX Trading Community, and
ISO TC68 Chair Elect

Jim Northey currently serves as a Co-Chair of the FIX Global Technical Committee and is the Chair Elect of ISO TC68, the ISO Technical Committee for Financial Services. Jim is convener of ISO TC68/SC9/WG1 “ISO 20022 Semantic Models” and is the secretary of ISO TC68/SC8/WG1 “Classification of Financial Instruments Revision”. Jim is a past member of the US Treasury OFR Financial Research Advisory Committee and the US CFTC Technology Advisory Committee Subcommittee on HFT. Jim previously served in the roles of FIX Americas Region Co-chair and the co-chair of the FIX Global Derivatives Committee. Jim was awarded the FIA Annual Achievement award in 2006 as part of the team that created FIXML for listed derivatives clearing standardization.

Jim was a Senior Vice President of Strategic Research focusing on Protocol Engineering and Standards at Itiviti Group AB, following acquisition of The LaSalle Technology Group, LLC in 2015, which he co-founded in 2006.

Jim holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Indianapolis and an M.S. in Financial Markets and Trading from Illinois Institute of Technology. Jim is an adjunct instructor of Finance at Michigan Technological University where he teaches Derivatives and Financial Engineering.

Ville Oehman
DAVOS Custody Pte. Ltd.

After an early career with Deloitte, for the last decade, Ville Oehman has been an investor in medtech, fintech and cybersecurity. Ville has been a co-founder, investor, advisor and director in a number of tech companies, including e-health, credit scoring, cyber threat intelligence, crypto exchanges and brokerages, crypto ATM operations, regulated cryptocurrency funds and mining operations.

Since June 2018, Ville is a co-founder in a Singapore based digital asset custody company, DAVOS Custody, focused on high-security crypto-asset storage and safekeeping for exchanges, institutional investors, and digital asset funds.

Viktor Östebo
Head of Institutional Trading
Flow Traders Asia Pte. Ltd.

Viktor Östebo joined Flow Traders in 2011 and relocated to its Singapore office in 2016. He is heading the firms Institutional Trading desk that is responsible for the relations with external counterparties and institutional investors across the region. Before relocating from Amsterdam to Singapore he spent the last five years pricing ETFs from all issuers, of all asset classes, to institutional investors of all kinds across Europe.

Flow Traders is one of the largest ETF and Futures market makers in the World. More than 100 traders proud themselves with providing liquidity and highly competitive 2-way risk and NAV markets in more than 5500 ETF listings globally. On and off exchange the firm covers ETFs from all major issuers, listed on all relevant exchanges and of all asset classes. Flow Traders has frequently been named ETF Market Maker Asia-Pacific and Europe at the Global ETF Awards.

Andrew Pal
Chief Strategy Officer (APAC)
Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group

Andrew has had 25 years’ experience in the futures industry and more recently in fintech and FX prime broking. He is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group and is based in Singapore. He is passionate in advising the Finance-Blockchain Complex: exchanges and fintech companies on regional expansion, liquidity provision, banking rails & payment providers.

He previously advised a leading multi-asset brokerage and prime services provider on enhancing their Greater China client offering.

Prior to this he advised the Shanghai International Energy on their now launched RMB denominated crude oil future. This is a "One Belt, One Road" initiative to utilise listed derivatives (futures) as official commodities benchmarks.

His experience is grounded in various management, sales and technology roles at UBS over a 20 year period in Singapore and Sydney, including that of CEO UBS Futures Singapore.

Education: Bachelor Degrees in Economics and Arts from the University of Sydney

Arun Prasad
Head of Market Development, Enterprise & FX, Pacific

As Head of Market Development for Enterprise and FX (Pacific) in Refinitiv, Arun is responsible for business development in a dynamic market for the wide range of content and trading capabilities on the Refinitiv platform. Arun has over 20 years of broad management experience in sell side across trading systems, algorithmic trading, market risk and middle office processing for Equities/Fixed Income and Derivatives. Arun started his financial career in Deutsche Bank in Japan building market risk models across asset classes. Prior to joining Refinitiv Arun was based in Hong Kong and served as the Head for Electronic Trading Connectivity for Asia-Pacific in Deutsche Bank. In this role he was responsible for high frequency trading algorithms and infrastructure across Asia-Pacific.

Laura Ryan
Head of Market Development, Buyside Trading Asia

Ms. Ryan became part of Refinitiv in October 2018 focused on the growth of the exchange traded business across Asia Pacific. Formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters, Refinitiv is a new company built on a unique open platform, high performance products and best-in-class data.

Laura joined Thomson Reuters as the Sales Director of Buyside, Asia Pacific. She has over 15 years of experience in global financial technology supporting Asia’s Asset Managers, Hedge Funds and Family Offices. Laura was previously Head of APAC Sales at Eze Software Group & Tora Trading. Her career began at Cantor Fitzgerald/BGC Partners where she focused on FX interdealer brokerage and fixed income trading platforms. Laura holds a bachelor degree in Business Management from Bucknell University.

Roland Schwinn
Managing Director
Sygnum AG

Roland Schwinn is Managing Director of Sygnum AG. Prior to joining Sygnum, Roland was the Head of Eurex Asia, the derivatives market of Deutsche Boerse Group, where he was in charge of business development & distribution for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and led global cooperations with partner exchanges. He also served as Shareholder Director of the Board of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Before that, he worked as an Independent Business Consultant for Eurex and Deutsche Boerse Group. He started his career at the Deutsche Terminboerse (the predecessor of Eurex) as Product Development Manager, Strategic Marketing Manager and Client Services Manager, among others. Roland holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and a Postgraduate Diploma in European Business Studies from the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, Germany, and the University of Leicester, UK.

Tony Sio
Head of Exchange & Regulator Surveillance, Market Technology

Tony Sio is the Head of Exchange & Regulator Surveillance, Market Technology at Nasdaq, this includes responsibility for the SMARTS Market Surveillance solution which is used by 49 marketplaces and 17 regulators globally. His team uses the latest in technology to provide surveillance solutions for all tradeable products in the world’s largest markets.

Tony brings over 15 years’ experience implementing or advising upon financial technology and surveillance practices at exchanges and regulators across USA, Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and Africa. Tony has overseen teams performing major technology changes at over a dozen marketplaces. He has also frequently lectured on the topics of regulatory practices and financial technology.

Darius Sit
Managing Partner
QCP Capital

Darius is co-founder and Managing Partner at QCP Capital, a Crypto-asset trading firm headquartered in Singapore. Formerly a Macro Trader at Dymon Asia Capital, he spent years trading cross-asset derivatives with a focus on Asian FX/NDFs and model-based strategies before moving on to manage the Asia FX & Bonds book at BNP Paribas in New York.

In addition to institutional trading, Darius has a keen interest in financial modeling. He has created and implemented asset allocation models for sovereign wealth funds and also developed predictive models for Asian currencies, many of which operate under managed float regimes. He brings this and his capital markets experience to crypto-asset trading. He has a particular passion for crypto-economics and has given advice to a number of crypto projects, including Algorand and Terra, on trading structures and strategies.

An accomplished writer, Darius has published a number of thought leadership pieces on tokenisation of assets and is authoring the chapter on crypto-assets in the upcoming textbook “Fintech: The New DNA of Financial Services”. He can frequently be found at conferences speaking on the topics of cryptocurrency markets and trading infrastructure.

Benjamin C. Taketa
Blue Swell Asset Management Private Limited

Benjamin C. Taketa is a Trader at Blue Swell Asset Management Private Limited (“Blue Swell”) based in Singapore.

Prior to joining Blue Swell, Benjamin had worked in trading roles at Folger Hill Asset Management, China Silver Asset Management, and Sansar Capital Management.

Benjamin holds a BBA in Finance from the Pamplin School of Business at the University of Portland.

Leo Tay
Head, FX Trading Asia
ING Bank NV Singapore

Leo Tay is a Managing Director and Head of FX Trading, Asia with ING Bank in Singapore. He leads a team of FX, swaps, NDFs, and options traders based in 5 locations, and oversees Asian trading activities in London. He is also responsible for eFX trading and the electronification of the Asian FX business.

Leo holds an MSc in Financial Mathematics from Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany and BSc/BA in Management Engineering and Economics Honours from the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

Carl Wegner
Managing Director, Head of Asia

Carl Wegner has been running the sales and operations in the APAC region for R3 since 2016. Armed with over 30 years’ experience in Asia in Cash Management, Institutional Banking, Financial Supply Chain and more recently Distributed ledger Technology, he has forged strategic alliances that has led to revenue growth and market penetration for R3.

Carl’s prior experience includes holding the roles of Managing Director and Head of Global Transaction banking, Greater China of Deutsche Bank and Managing Director of Transaction Banking for Standard Chartered Bank in Taiwan. He was also formerly the Chief Representative of a technology firm, TradeCard (now GTNexus) in China and set up their sales and operations teams in Asia starting in 2000.

Carl specialises in Financial Supply Chain and Fintech, has held posts as Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei and Board Member of the Taipei American School. He holds a B.S. in both Chinese Language and Chinese history from Georgetown University.

Jermyn Wong
Product Development Director and ETF Specialist
Nikko AM Hong Kong Limited

Jermyn Wong is the Product Development Director and ETF Specialist at Nikko Asset Management Hong Kong Limited.

Jermyn joined the Product Development team at Nikko AM in Singapore in 2014, responsible for product development and idea generation efforts at the firm. In 2016, Jermyn was seconded to Nikko AM Hong Kong, to lead the firm’s product development in Hong Kong and North Asia.

In his dual-role as an ETF Specialist, Jermyn also helps to oversee the firm’s ETF initiatives in Asia ex-Japan. He is responsible for ETF development, and works with brokers and liquidity providers to ensure efficient trading of Nikko AM ETFs both on exchange and over the counter.

Jermyn studied at the University of Sydney and graduated with a double degree in Commerce and Law. He also has a Master of Science (Finance) from University College Dublin.

T K Yap
Managing Director, Head of Institutional Trading and Execution Services
CGS - CIMB Securities (Singapore)

Mr. TK Yap, CFA, is Managing Director and Head, Institutional Trading and Execution Services at CGS-CIMB Securities (Singapore).

His 35 years’ experience in the capital markets spanned roles in local and foreign firms, buy and sell sides, distribution and origination, and has included both research head and sales head responsibilities.

In the last 20 years he has focused on unbundled execution flow into the regional cash equities markets. His execution business model is founded on combining local market knowledge and high touch sales trading service, with low touch trading connectivity and operational solutioning. The client base comprises multi-desk global broker dealers, private banks, buy sides and proprietary trading firms.

TK is an Institute of Banking and Finance Fellow and serves on the IBF CMFAS Exam Board and Capital & Financial Markets Workgroup, and Securities Investors Association of Singapore committees.

He has previously served on the CFA Institute Board of Governors and was CFA Singapore Advisor and Past President.

Ref: Asia Pacific Trading Summit (S'pore FIX conf) - Accessing China (Nov 2018)

More speakers to be announced soon.