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Rico Hizon
Presenter, Asia Business Report
BBC World
Rico Hizon produces, reports and presents the live daily business and finance programme Asia Business Report on BBC World.

Produced close to Singapore's financial district, Asia Business Report offers viewers the latest company, economic, share and market news from the Asia-Pacific region, with a mixture of studio and filmed reports. Following every edition of Asia Business Report, there is a one-minute update on the market indices in Asia.

Rico joined BBC World after eight years with the financial and business news network CNBC, also based in Singapore, where he was the resident anchor of the morning edition of Market Watch and Power Lunch.

Before working at CNBC, Rico was an anchor and business reporter at the Manila-based GMA-7 network, responsible for covering capital markets, banking and finance, real estate, investment and corporate development news. Rico was also a regular contributor to CNN's World Report. For five years, Rico anchored a one-hour daily business programme, Business Today, and GMA-7's hourly bulletin service GMA News Live. He was a relief anchor for GMA-7's evening newscast GMA Network News, as well as supervising producer and writer of the multi-award winning television public affairs programmes Viewpoint and Issues and Answers. Rico also anchored a daily market-driven show, Stock Market Live from the trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange.

Before entering the broadcast industry, Rico was a lecturer in the Communication Arts Department of De La Salle University in his home country, the Philippines. Rico has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism from De La Salle University.

Speakers

Srinivas Padmasola
Electronic Trading
Merrill Lynch
Srinivas Padmasola is Hong Kong-based Vice President of Electronic Trading for the Asia Pacific Region at Merrill Lynch. Srinivas has been an active member of FPL in the region and is the current co-chair of the Asia Pacific Education & Marketing Sub-Committee.
Chris Jenkins
Executive Director, Sales and Operations, Asia Pacific
TORA Trading Services
Chris Jenkins is Executive Director for TORA Trading, he is responsible for the Hong Kong office and Sales and Operations for all Non-Japan Asian Business.
Prior to this, Mr. Jenkins was the Regional Head of Sales for SWIFTNet FIX and was responsible for the SWIFTNet FIX Programme in Asia Pacific. Before joining SWIFT, Mr. Jenkins worked at Macgregor and set-up their operation in Hong Kong. He spent 3 years working at AXA Investment Management in London and prior to that worked for Midland Stockbrokers.
Mr. Jenkins has been an active member and supporter of FPL in Hong Kong and is currently the Co-Chair of the Education and Marketing Committee of FPL in Asia promoting the use of Electronic trading throughout the region.
George Molina
Director of Asian Trading, Franklin Templeton Investments
Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Regional Committee
George Molina is the Asian head of trading for Franklin Templeton's Asian Trading desks located locally in Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea and Shanghai. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1997 as a member of their Global Trading Group based out of Florida, USA before being transferred to Hong Kong in 2002.

Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Mr. Molina worked for the Scudder Kemper group trading Asian Securities. He is currently Co-chairman of FIX Protocol Limited Asia where he is responsible for the promotion of electronic trading in the region.
Dean Chisholm
Director, Head of Operations, Asia Pacific
INVESCO
Dean Chisholm is responsible for a wide range of Operations functions in the Asia Pacific region at INVESCO, a division of AMVESCAP plc with USD 462.6 billion of asset under management as at end of December 2006. AMVESCAP is a listed independent investment group, not related to any bank, trustee, custodian, insurance company or other financial institution. In Asia Pacific INVESCO have fund management operations in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Taipei, Tokyo, Singapore and a joint venture in the PRC, manufacturing and distributing investment funds and other fund management products. Between 1995 and 1998, he was responsible for the regional Operations functions of LGT Asset Management before the acquisition by INVESCO. From 1984 to 1993, he worked for PWC audit division in London and Hong Kong serving financial services clients. He is a past Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities Industry Group and currently Co Chairman of the OMGEO Hong Kong Advisory Board. Mr. Chisholm has a Bachelor of Science in Monetary Economics from the London School of Economics. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and is an Associate of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants.
Patrick Lawlor
Head of Electronic Trading
Macquarie Securities
Patrick Lawlor is an Executive Director and the Head of Electronic Trading at Macquarie Securities where he has been responsible for the development of Macquarie's electronic execution platform. Prior to that, Patrick was the COO of Macquarie Securities and formerly the Business Manager of ING Securities where he helped to manage the acquisition of ING's Asian cash equities businesses by Macquarie Bank. Patrick has worked in the Asian markets for over 17 years in a variety of roles.
Wendy Feller
Associate Partner
IBM Institute for Business Value
Wendy Feller leads the Financial Markets industry team for IBM's Institute for Business Value, a global research organization focused on issues critical to business executives. She spearheads the team's strategy-oriented research exploring the most pressing issues facing today's financial markets organizations. Ms. Feller has ten years of experience in the Financial Services industry, having previously worked as a strategy consultant for Deloitte Consulting. She has worked extensively with leading organizations to develop relevant, actionable solutions to enhance company performance and improve business and IT alignment. She has been involved in and authored multiple studies examining key industry trends and painting a vision for the future of Financial Markets.
Eddie Guillemette
Director
Merrill Lynch
Eddie Guillemette is a Director at Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong. He joined Merrill Lynch to head the equity finance sales effort in November of 2006 after spending more than six years at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong and three years with State Street in Australia. Eddie started his career in 1990 with State Street in Boston.

Eddie has served as an Executive Director of the Pan Asia Securities Lending Association since 2000 and has a B.S. in Finance from Bentley College with an M.B.A. from Suffolk University in Boston.
Kirtes Bharti
Senior Trader
Nomura International
Kirtes has 13 years industry experience in trading Global Market Equity Finance products on behalf of Institutions and Hedge Funds. He started his career at Gartmore, and has held positions at Cazenove & co and Citigroup.
Joseph Cavatoni
Managing Director, Regional Head of Equity Swaps/SBL and Collateral Trading
UBS
Joseph Cavatoni joined UBS in September 2003 as the Head of Equity Swaps and Collateral Trading in Asia. He has over 16 years of experience in the banking industry. He has recently taken responsibility for the regional management of all Asian SBL and Equity Swaps activity for the firm. Prior to joining UBS, Joseph served with Merrill Lynch as a Credit Analyst and was responsible for Merrill's Equity Prime Brokerage business in Asia. Prior to that, he was trained as a credit officer for Bank of America.

Joseph has a Bachelors of Business Administration from the George Washington University and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Chris Baker
Head of Asian Equity Finance
HSBC Global Markets
With over 20 years experience in the equities business, Chris is currently Head of Asian Equity Finance of HSBC Global Markets. Prior to joining HSBC, he was the Head of Equity Finance at Citigroup till 2006. Chris joined Morgan Stanley's Japanese stock lending desk in London in 1994 after working for a large hedge fund. He headed the Hong Kong and Tokyo stock lending desk till 2004. Chris is currently based in Hong Kong.
Brook Teeter
Director, Head of AES Sales, Asia Pacific
Credit Suisse
Brook Teeter has been in the financial services industry for over 12 years. His current role is Head of AES Sales, Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse. Brook is based in Hong Kong and is responsible for all sales relating to electronic trading products at Credit Suisse.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Brook was Head of Institutional Sales, Asia Pacific at E*TRADE residing in both Hong Kong and Singapore.
Brook has been an active member of FPL both in the US and Asia since 2000 has been previously Co-Chair of the Asia Education and Marketing Committee.
John Fildes
Managing Director
Instinet
E. John Fildes is the Managing Director of Instinet Pacific, responsible for all the operations of Instinet in non-Japan Asia. Prior to this he was with Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong for 10 years where he held positions as the Head of Equity Marketing and Head of Electronic and Program Trading for the Institutional Equity Division in Asia-Pacific. He also represents Instinet on the Asia Pacific FIX (Financial Information Exchange Protocol) Steering Committee and is active in promoting the protocol throughout the region. He has written and spoken extensively on the subject. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Mr. Fildes held various positions in Europe with the Financial Times Group, Standard and Poor's and Reuters and has an extensive knowledge of the financial information marketplace.
Rob Flatley
Global Head of Equity Electronic Trading
Deutsche Bank
Rob Flatley is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Autobahn Equity at Deutsche Bank, the firm's electronic equity trading platform. Prior to that Flatley was Managing Director of Electronic Trading Services at Bank of America where he oversaw the firm's expansion into the space. Prior to joining Bank of America, he was chief operating officer of Boston order management technology firm Macgregor and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales of New York based Financial Technologies International.
David Klinger
Managing Director
Liquidnet Asia
David joined Liquidnet in June 2006 with more than 20 years' experience in the Asia Pacific financial markets. As Managing Director, David oversees the company's Asian business, based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Liquidnet, David worked at Credit Suisse from 1999 to 2006, spending the last five years in Credit Suisse's Hong Kong office as head of Asia Pacific execution services. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he was head of Westpac Investment Management's dealing room in Australia.
Alasdair Haynes
CEO
ITG International
Co-Chair FPL EMEA Regional Committee
Alasdair Haynes is CEO of ITG's International business. Alasdair began his City career in the Treasury Division of Morgan Grenfell, where he spent time in London and Singapore. He moved into the equities markets in 1984, when as a market maker for Morgan Grenfell he helped establish the FTSE 100 Index Options on the London Traded Options Market. Since then Alasdair has spent time working in the global securities industry - first for Bankers Trust, where he set up the short term UK equity derivatives business, then as Director of UBS where he was responsible for European listed derivatives living in both London and Paris. Alasdair joined HSBC James Capel in 1996 as Director and Head of Global Equity Derivatives. Since 1998, Alasdair has spearheaded the successful development of ITG in Europe and is now responsible for all ITG's operations outside the US and Canada.
Greg Yanco
Chief Executive Officer
AXE ECN
Greg Yanco is the Chief Executive Officer of AXE ECN. AXE ECN is a joint venture between NZX, Citigroup, Commonwealth Securities, Goldman Sachs JBWere, Macquarie Securities and Merrill Lynch formed to provide an alternative venue to trade Australian listed securities.

Greg's previous experience includes twenty years at ASX managing diversified teams within ASX's regulatory and commercial environments responsible for:
  • Market structure and product management for equities, interest rate securities, derivatives and futures;
  • Relationship management for brokers, institutions, clearers and financial planners;
  • Marketing ASX's equities, interest rate securities, derivatives and futures to retail and institutional investors; and
  • Market surveillance and broker compliance.
Greg has a Bachelor of Business and is a CPA and a Master Stockbroker (MSDIA).
Seth Merrin
Founder and CEO
Liquidnet
Seth is founder and CEO of Liquidnet, a global institutional equities trading system that was ranked the best trading venue in 2005 by Institutional Investor Magazine. Launched in April 2001, Liquidnet allows money management institutions to trade large blocks of equities directly and anonymously with significant price improvement and little to no market impact. In 2006, Liquidnet was named to the Inc. 500's list of fastest growing private companies in America for the third year in a row.
In 2006, Institutional Investor ranked Seth one of the top ten most influential leaders in e-finance. He was also recognized as one of the "top ten innovators of the decade" by Wall Street & Technology in 1999.
Liquidnet is the third technology firm Seth has started. A pioneer in the trading technology industry, Seth led the way by delivering the industry's first order management system (OMS), the first compliance system, and the first electronic order routing system for asset managers. At first embraced only by cutting edge firms, these technologies are now standard on virtually every trading desk in the U.S.
Prior to Liquidnet, Seth co-founded VIE Systems, Inc., a financial services application integration software company, in 1997. VIE was sold to New Era of Networks (NEON) in 1999. In 1985, Seth founded his first company, Merrin Financial, which broke new ground with its institutional trading solutions. Merrin Financial was sold to ADP in 1996. Prior to this, Seth was a risk arbitrage trader for CIBC Oppenheimer.
Currently, Seth serves as a trustee of Tufts University, his alma mater. He is also chairman of the Omidyar-Tufts Micro Finance Fund and co-chairman of JTN (Jewish Television Network) productions.
Joel Hurewitz
Asia Pacific Head of Electronic Trading Products
HSBC
Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Technical Sub-Committee
Joel Hurewitz is the Asia Pacific Head of Electronic Trading Products at HSBC, responsible for sales and marketing of the Bank's alternative execution products including FIX Connectivity, Direct Market Access and Program & Algorithmic trading. Prior to joining HSBC, Joel was Vice President, Electronic Sales and Trading for Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong, specializing in sales and product development. Joel is also an active member and supporter of FPL, the standards body for Electronic trading and is currently the Co-Chair of the Technical Committee of FPL in Asia. In addition, Joel has spent the past two years as the Asia Pacific editor of FIXGlobal, the de-facto journal of electronic trading, read by industry professionals worldwide.
Eric Goldberg
Chief Executive Officer
Portware
Whether running a trading desk or launching a financial technology firm, Eric Goldberg has been an active participant on the front lines of electronic trading for almost 20 years. Throughout his career, Eric has held a variety of senior level positions at buy-side and sell-side firms, running desks specializing in index, portfolio and derivatives trading. Eric also holds significant expertise in system development, architecture and functionality. In January 2000, Eric left trading to form Portware with Ary Khatchikian. Since its inception, Portware has established itself as the leading algorithmic-based trade management system in the industry. Since the system's introduction, more than 100 firms worldwide have selected Portware as their primary system for trade management.
Robert Dykes
Founder & CEO
Tora Trading Services
Robert C. Dykes has held executive management positions in several start-up and early stage software companies including WebPartner, a software provider of corporate testing applications, and AudioSoft, a software services company providing online music licensing solutions sold to Macrovision Corporation (MVSN). In addition, Mr. Dykes has held various management positions at Deloitte & Touche LLP in its audit, consulting, and mergers & acquisitions divisions. Mr. Dykes is a graduate of Princeton University with a B.A. in economics with emphasis in mathematics.
Joseph Ahearn
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
TradingScreen
Joseph Ahearn, is a Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and a Director of TradingScreen Inc., since March 2000. From 1995 to March 2000, as a Director at Credit Suisse First Boston responsible for Fixed Income Front Office E-Commerce Trading Application Development, Joe was leading the development of internet based applications. At CSFB, he designed, developed and managed electronic trading systems for all major financial markets and functioned as chief technology officer of CSFB's PrimeWorld family of e-commerce financial products. In this capacity, Joe was responsible for product development, architecture design, technical infrastructure and project management.

From 1987 to 1995, Joe managed CSFB's Equity Technology group in Tokyo, which built program-trading applications and electronic exchange connections to all major markets in Japan, and established the first Straight Through Processing engine, from trader to clearing agent, in the Japanese market. Prior to his assignment in Japan (from 1984 to 1987), Joe developed personal computer-based financial analysis tools for CSFB.

Prior to joining CSFB (from 1982 to 1984), Joe was employed by PaineWebber as an internal systems auditor.
Don Carey
Managing Director
Bloomberg
Don Carey oversees the strategy and development of the Bloomberg Execution Management System, client connectivity for order routing and indications of interest, and the Bloomberg TCA platform. Since he came to Bloomberg in 1993, he has worked in various business groups including the Bloomberg Professional Service, Bloomberg Data Services, and the equity and fixed income order management system (POMS). Today the Bloomberg EMS is directly integrated with POMS, The Bloomberg Professional, and Bloomberg Trade Book, as well as over 1400 broker destination and 39 algorithmic trading firms. He represents the broker neutral side of the Bloomberg offering.
Rajeev Baddepudi
Senior Analyst
Eurekahedge
Rajeev Baddepudi is the Senior Analyst at Eurekahedge, an alternative investment research & consulting house with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and New York. The firm has a suite of database products (online as well as hard-copy directories) in the hedge fund, private equity, private real estate fund, Islamic fund, and fund of funds universes; the databases support qualitative in-house research. The firm also provides consulting and marketing services.
Rajeev is responsible for monitoring and reporting on key trends in each of the alternative investment spaces and the regions they allocate to, and providing content to the in-house monthly newsletter and a wide range of external publications. He graduated with an MBA from the National University of Singapore in 2004 and, prior to that, has worked in India in auditing & tax advisory services.
Weng Cheah
Regional Head of Execution Marketing
Deutsche Bank AG
Mr Weng Cheah is currently the Regional Head for Deutsche Bank's Execution Marketing Group in Asia, who provides sales and electronic trading to clients requiring high performance trading solutions. Prior to his relocation to Asia, Weng has had a career based in London, Singapore and Sydney in a range of functions that include Fixed Income Risk and the managing the strategic investment portfolio for DB.
Jenkin Leung
CEO
Hindsight Investment Management
Jenkin Leung is the CEO of Hindsight Investment Management with overall business responsibility. Prior to setting Hindsight with his partners, he was Managing Director at Lehman Brothers Inc. in Hong Kong as Head of Hong Kong and China Sales. Prior to Lehman Brothers, he was Managing Director at ING Securities in Hong Kong as Head of Sales Hong Kong as well as Head of Hong Kong and China Products. Before joining ING, he was a Director for 8 years with Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia Limited as Head of Sales for Hong Kong and China based in Hong Kong and as Head of Greater China Sales based in London. Mr. Leung also worked for both UBS and Merrill Lynch in London.
Jonathan Field
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Alternative Fund Services
HSBC Securities Services
Jonathan Field joined HSBC's Alternative Fund Services division in Hong Kong in January 2005 with a focus on alternative funds in Hong Kong and South East Asia.
Jonathan has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry, and has spent the past 9 years in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to his appointment with HSBC, he spent over 15 years with the Hoenig Group (now part of ITG Group) in London and Hong Kong, where his last position was as Director, Sales and Marketing covering the Asian region.
Jonathan's career has focused increasingly in recent years on servicing the growing alternative investment industry within the Asian region and globally, having gained extensive experience in dealing with the most senior players in both the alternative and traditional community.
Jonathan is a UK citizen and member of the UK Securities Institute as well as the Hong Kong Securities Institute.
Hannah Goodwin
Managing Director, Prime Brokerage
Citi Global Markets Asia
Hannah Goodwin is the Managing Director of the Prime Brokerage and Equities Finance for Citi Global Markets. She has been in the finance industry for 24 years starting in London with National Westminster Bank. Following that she has worked in the operations departments for SG Warburg & Co Ltd., Credit Suisse First Boston and finally St James' Place Capital. Ms. Goodwin started her Prime brokerage career when she came to Hong Kong with Morgan Stanley in mid 1994. During that time, she covered operations, client service, transition and sales. In 2000, she joined Deutsche Bank Asia Ltd to set up and launch their Asia PB business. Ms. Goodwin joined Citigroup in April 2005 to build out and establish the Prime Brokerage business in Asia ex Japan.
Rocco Paduano
Head of Risk Management
HindSight Investment Management
Rocco Paduano is Head of Risk Management for HindSight Investment Management with overall responsibilities for managing risk and operations. Prior to setting up HindSight with his partners, he was Executive Director in Prime Brokerage Risk Management for Goldman Sachs International. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he was Vice President in Prime Brokerage Risk Management for Morgan Stanley & Co. International, in the Equity Financing Services area, where he oversaw daily operations of the financial risk management desk within International Prime Brokerage. His responsibilities included overseeing and managing financial risk for all of the prime brokerage clients operating in Europe and Asia, and investing across a diverse spectrum of strategies. Constructing and implementing stress testing platforms to evaluate portfolio risk, and developing, implementing, evaluating and monitoring a variety of procedures, models and methodologies as part of the risk management programs and policies of hedge funds.
Peter Douglas
Principal, GFIA Pte Ltd.
Council Member for Singapore, Alternative Investment Management Association
Director, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association
Peter Douglas has over 21 years experience in the investment management industry, gained in London, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.
He is principal of GFIA Pte Ltd www.gfia.com.sg, a Singapore-based consulting firm, engaged exclusively in the research of hedge funds and their managers. Established in 1998, GFIA is Asia's oldest hedge fund consultancy, compensated solely by fully disclosed fees from investors and allocators. Since 2004, GFIA has also offered coverage of the Latin American hedge fund industry.
Peter began his career spending 10 years with the Foreign & Colonial group of asset management companies, including managing the product development of Latin American Securities (latterly F&C Emerging Markets), before setting up Aberdeen Asset Management's business activities in Singapore, and working with Investor Select Advisors, a global fund of hedge funds, where he was responsible for research and allocation to Asian hedge funds.
Peter is the inaugural Council Member for Singapore for the Alternative Investment Management Association www.aima.org , the global industry body for hedge fund practitioners. He was the inaugural honorary secretary and a founder of the Financial Planning Association of Singapore www.fpas.org.sg and remains special advisor to the association. Peter holds an honours degree from the University of Exeter, U.K., an Investment Management Certificate from I.I.M.R. in the U.K., an MBA from INSEAD in France, and is a pioneer-cohort Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) www.caia.org .
Peter sits on the board of the CAIA Association, and is a member of the MBA Admissions Committee of INSEAD. He serves in a non-executive fiduciary capacity for a number of investment vehicles, is trustee and chairman of a Singapore charity, teaches masters' students at Singapore Management University, and is a frequent media commentator on the industry.
John Feng
Prinicipal
Greenwich Associates
John Feng, Principal, consults with stockbrokerage and corporate finance clients. Prior to joining the Firm, John was an associate vice president at GE Capital and a consultant with McKinsey & Company's financial service practice. John received his BA magna cum laude from Lake Forest College and his Ph.D. in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ron Newell
Senior Vice President, Head, Enterprise Systems Design, OCEO, Corporate Strategy
Singapore Exchange
Ron has served in both business and technology roles for the past 12 years developing electronic markets. Having joined the Singapore Exchange (SGX) in January 2005, he currently heads Enterprise Architecture and is acting head of its Business Analysis group. He originally joined the Products and Services division, heading its Market Services Management group, which owns the SGX QUEST electronic trading platform.
Ron moved to SGX from Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), where he was Business System Architect for the CME GLOBEX trading system. Ron has been an active contributor to the FIX protocol since release 4.2 and instrumental in FPL adopting the FAST transport.
Tetsuo Otashiro
General Manager and Chief Representative of Singapore Rep. Office
Tokyo Stock Exchange
Tetsuo Otashiro is General Manager and Chief Representative of the Singapore Office for Tokyo Stock Exchange Inc.

Mr. Otashiro joined Tokyo Stock Exchange Inc. in 1990. In 1992, he was promoted to Listing Examiner where he was in charge of listing examinations for domestic and foreign listing applicant companies. In 2003, Tetsuo was made Project Manager of the Information System Department. Mr. Otashiro was in charge of project management for system developments of TSE MAINS (real-time price dissemination system), Stock Index Calculation System and TOSTNET Trading System.

Mr. Otashiro was educated at Waseda University. He graduated from Faculty of Political Science and Economics.
Sam Johnson
Executive Vice President and CEO, Trading Technology Products Group
NYSE Euronext
Sam runs the commercial trading technology products and services business for NYSE Euronext. His group, NYSE TransactTools, provides network, hosting, and a common, global connectivity infrastructure to exchanges and market participants. NYSE Euronext has announced partnerships and alliances with both Tokyo Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India already in 2007, and Sam's group leads the technology integration efforts for these relationships and others that will follow. Prior to acquisition by NYSE, TransactTools was an independent software provider founded by Sam in 2000.

He was previously VP, electronic trading at Goldman Sachs and a co-chair of FPL's Global Technical Committee.
Omar Merican
Chief Operating Officer
Bursa Malaysia Berhad
Omar Merican is the Chief Operating Officer of Bursa Malaysia Berhad. Prior to joining Bursa he was founder and Chief Executive Officer of a fund management company, Merican & Partners Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. from 1997 to 2004. Omar also spent over 10 years in international financial houses including Salomon Brothers, James Capel and O'Connor Associates. He has a Masters in Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Birmingham, England.
Rob Fowler
VP Business Development, Asia Pacific
OMX
Rob Fowler has been directly involved in the development of electronic trading and order routing systems for the past thirteen years. He has delivered systems to a diverse range of clients such as ICAP, and the SWX Swiss Exchange to the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange. For the last eight years he has run a team that analyses, develops and deploys the interfaces between central trading systems and external systems. His team has developed and delivered 11 FIX gateways into production and a further 12 gateways utilizing a diverse range of proprietary and open protocols. Over the last 13 years he has seen the delivery of electronic interfaces grow from mainly an internal facility to become the primary interface for exchange participation.
Vidhu Shekhar
Vice President
National Stock Exchange of India









Grace Lin
Managing Director, Asia Pacific Equity Electronic Trading, Citi Markets and Banking
Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Regional Committee
Grace Lin is in charge of the electronic trading business for Asian markets in the Equities Division of Citigroup. Ms. Lin has worked in Franklin Templeton Investments in the U.S., UBS and Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong prior to joining Citigroup in 2003. Ms. Lin has been one of the pioneers of FIX in Asia Pacific promoting the protocol as well as electronic trading since 1999.
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