Day 1

9 March 2016, Wednesday

Registration Opens & Morning Coffee

Welcome Address from IBC Asia & Ice Breaker

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
Stanley Park, Managing Director/Head of Legal - Asia Pacific, Scotiabank

Asia's CSDs & Exchanges Update

Asia's CSDs & Exchanges Commentary
Each representative will present a 30-minute update about their region to be followed by Q&A

An update from the ASX: a multi-asset class, vertically-integrated exchange group whose activities span primary and secondary market services, including the raising, allocation and hedging of capital flows, trading and price discovery (Australian Securities Exchange); central counterparty risk transfer (via subsidiaries of ASX Clearing Corporation); and securities settlement for both the equities and fixed income markets (via subsidiaries of ASX Settlement Corporation)

Timothy Hogben, Group Executive, Operations, Australian Securities Exchange

Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

Hong Kong
The real time payment system for RMB in Hong Kong now clears and settles more than RMB 1 trillion a day. Practically all the cross bank payments related to offshore RMB financial transactions are now done in HK. Find out more on Hong Kong as a clearing platform for offshore RMB financial transactions in this presentation

Esmond Lee, Executive Director, Financial Infrastructure, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Developing Asia Capital Markets - an International Perspective

  • Is tax a source of revenues or a hidden cost?
  • What are the boosters of market liquidity?
  • How to ensure transparency while maintaining market efficiency

Gaetan Gosset, Head of Product Management, Asia-Pacific, Euroclear

The Indonesia New Fund System (NFS) is a platform that KSEI is currently developing for their fund industry. This platform will connect the selling agents, fund managers, custodian banks, and brokers. Hence, all communication, instructions, confirmation among them will be sent via this system which is expected to create a more reliable, accurate and efficient funds distribution and processing

Syafruddin, Director, PT Kustodian Sentral Efek Indonesia

Hear first-hand information on Japan’s recent enhancement of corporate governance and strengthened regulations on exchange-related business such as financial benchmark regulation

Shunichiro Unno, Director Information Services, Tokyo Stock Exchange

Networking Lunch

ASEAN Trading Link

Panel Discussion: ASEAN Trading Link: What Have We Learned & What’s Missing?

  • Better market integration
  • Facilitating cross-border trading: regional investor interest vs. trading volume
  • The future of ASEAN trading link

Rudy Ingkiriwang, Director, Regional Network Management, Securities & Fund Services, Citibank

Ganesh Iyer, Market and Product Development,  HSBC Securities Services, Singapore
Amod Dixit, Managing Director, Head of Investor & Intermediaries, ASEAN, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

Regional Futures & Options Access & Clearing

APAC Regional Futures & Options Exchange Access & Clearing

  • General overview of APAC Exchange Access
  • Regulatory impact in Asia – Lessons learnt in 2015
  • Considerations for ID Market Access and Clearing (India, Korea, Taiwan, Mainland China)
  • What to look forward to in the coming years for APAC F&O Exchanges

Russell Beattie, Director I Head of Asia Pacific Marketing, Futures & Options and OTC Clearing, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Chairperson’s Summary of the Day
Stanley Park, Managing Director/Head of Legal - Asia Pacific, Scotiabank

End of Conference Day One


Day 2

10 March 2016, Thursday

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
Sam Ahmed, Managing Director, Deriv Asia

Operational Efficiency Measures

Panel Discussion: The Changing Landscape of Operational Risk Management

  • Market and liquidity risk vs. operational risk
  • Navigating operational risks in a shifting landscape
  • What are the main operational risk issues faced by middle and back office executives?

Yves Tomballe, Head of Market & Liquidity Risk Asia Ex-Japan, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Stanley Park, Managing Director/Head of Legal - Asia Pacific, Scotiabank
Andrew Narracott, Chief Operating Officer - Asia Pacific, Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited
Kok Yuen Cheang, Senior Manager, Team Lead of Operational Risk Asia ex-japan, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Panel Discussion: Feasibility & Future of Blockchain Technology in Asia

  • Are our post-trade operations ready to be revolutionized?
  • Is US and EU trend replicable in Asia Pacific given its very protective character?
  • How secure is blockchain technology for the financial industry?

Alexander Kech, Head of Securities Market Infrastructures & Standards Asia Pacific, Swift 

Marcelo Garcia Casil, Co-Founder and CEO, DXMarkets
Boon-Hiong Chan, Head of Market Advocacy – Asia Pacific & MENA Product Management, Direct Securities Services, Deutsche Bank
Henri Bergström,
Head of Global Post Trade Solutions, Nasdaq
Timothy Hogben, Group Executive, Operations, Australian Securities Exchange

Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

Collateral Management & Funds Passport

Panel Discussion: Collateral Management & Repo: Identifying Inhibitors

  • Current status update
  • What is working and what doesn’t work?
  • Managing collateral risk and swaps
  • Liquidity coverage ratio management
  • Basel III impact on collateral management environment

David James Brown, Vice President, Business Development, Markets Group – Singapore, The Bank of New York Mellon

Sam Ahmed, Managing Director, Deriv Asia
Chunhua Ou, Executive Director, Investor Services, J.P. Morgan
Kishore Ramakrishnan, Director, Financial Services Risk & Regulatory Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting Hong Kong Limited

Panel Discussion: Asia Region Funds Passports: Opportunities & Implications

  • What is the business case?
  • What is the status at the moment?
  • Hong Kong and China Mutual Recognition
  • ASEAN's Collective Investment Schemes (CIS)
  • Achieving harmonization

Brian Tan, Executive Director, JP Morgan Asset Management (Singapore) Limited

Anshuman Asthana, Regional Head of Securities Services & Corporate Agency and Trust, ASEAN, Standard Chartered Bank
Remi Touchboeuf, Head of Product Management, Asset & Fund Services Asia, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Donald Soo, CEO, ORB Global Wealth Management Ltd
Roel Refran, Chief Operating Officer, Philippine Stock Exchange

Networking Lunch

TARGET2-Securities Update

T2S – A Single Securities Settlement Engine for Europe

  • European financial market integration
  • Experience from the first nine months of T2S in operation
  • Preparations for the second T2S migration wave
  • Benefits for international investors
  • European market infrastructure - 5 years ahead
  • What’s in it for Asia?

Meike Ströter, Head of Section, T2S User Stakeholder Management, European Central Bank

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Each leader will facilitate two rounds of discussion for 45 minutes. After which, leaders will share key takeaways for 5 minutes each. Each participant will have a chance to join two tables!

Roundtable 1
OTC Market & Regulations
Stanley Park, Managing Director/Head of Legal - Asia Pacific, Scotiabank

Roundtable 2
Creation of Domestic Funds Hubs
Alexander Kech, Head of Securities Market Infrastructures & Standards Asia Pacific, Swift 

Roundtable 3
Blockchain Technology
Mehul Khimasia, GTB COO/Strategy & Business Development, Deutsche Bank

Roundtable 4
Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures
Rudy Ingkiriwang, Director, Regional Network Management, Securities & Fund Services, Citibank

Roundtable 5
RMB Foreign Exchange
Eric Gong Xiyu, Head of Treasury, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Singapore)

Chairperson’s Summary of the Day
Sam Ahmed, Managing Director, Deriv Asia


Pre Conference Workshop

8 March 2015, Tuesday

Workshop A: 9:00am – 12:30pm

Introduction to Blockchain Technology

Learn how Blockchain Technology is redefining financial systems and changing the way capital markets and banks operate. You will understand why Blockchain is a key technology that has the potential to disrupt the banking industry and your company can benefit from it.

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • Fundamentals of Blockchain
    • What is Blockchain?
    • Lifecycle of a blockchain transaction
    • Blockchain as a database
    • Permissioned blockchains
    • Smart Contracts
    • Blockchain vendors overview
      • Token-based
      • Token-less
  • Application of blockchain to banking
    • Current challenges in the banking world
    • Why is blockchain so attractive to banks and financial institutions
    • Blockchain use cases
    • Challenges ahead for public ledger technology

About Your Workshop Leader:

Marcelo García Casil, CEO, DXMarkets, Singapore

Marcelo is the founder and CEO of DXMarkets. He is a technology guru and has spent most of his career designing and building large-scale and transactional systems from scratch. He spent the last ten years of his career working for investment banks (Credit Suisse, Barclays, National Australia Bank).

DXMarkets re-defines the way Capital Markets operate, through the adoption of Blockchain-based technologies. DXMarkets provides a seamless experience for companies to join Capital Markets 2.0 and benefit from reduced costs, real-time settlement and transparency.


Workshop B: 2:00 – 5:30pm

Collateral Management

Learn why Collateral Management is important to mitigate risk and to overcome regulation hurdles and pressure from Basel Committee and each country’s authority.

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • Impact of Regulatory  Framework Change (LCR, NSFR, Margin Requirement, CCP)
  • Using Collaterals to reduce counterparty risk
  • Collateral Optimization
  • Collateral transformation
  • Collateral management and CCP facility - OTC product moving to CCP
  • Current trends of Collateral Management

About Your Workshop Leader:

Taketoshi Mori, Senior Manager, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu limited, Japan

Prior to joining Deloitte, he worked at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ for more than 30 years. He was involved in bond trading, syndication, risk management and regulatory issues. He worked closely with Basel committee members to create Basel II framework in Operational Risk; he also worked closely with regulators like JFSA, BOJ and ADB for more than 10 years on securities settlement and market infrastructure development. He was the Head Committee of Japan Banker’s Association, a group member of Derivative and Liquidity Working Group of Japanese Securities Dealers Association, a networking group member in BOJ and an ISO20022 member.


Special Focus Day

Special Focus Day: 11 March 2015, Friday


Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
Barnaby Nelson, Managing Director, Head, Investors and Intermediaries Transaction Banking - Greater China and North East Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

Offshore & Onshore RMB Market Update

Offshore & Onshore RMB Development Statistics Update

  • Where do we stand today regarding offshore RMB?
  • Onshore RMB: possible foreign investment in China
  • Impact of the Q3 China market crisis and CNY devaluation
  • Expected next step on new development

Saqib Sheikh, Head of Sales Services, SWIFT Asia Pacific

Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

Trade vs Reserve Currency

RMB: Trade vs Reserve Currency

  • The Renminbi’s rise as a payments and trade-settlement currency
  • The development of RMB as a payment currency
  • The position of RMB in trade settlement
  • Future development potential of RMB
  • The advantages and opportunities in Hong Kong offshore RMB center
  • RMB future as global reserve currency
  • What is the risk of using RMB to Central Banks?
  • How does it impact the capital market?

Kera Kong, Strategic Planner, RMB Business Division, Economics & Strategic Planning Department, Bank of China, Hong Kong

Networking Lunch

RMB Cross Border Developments

Shanghai-Free Trade Zone

  • Recent development
  • Opportunities on working capital management
  • Updates on other China Free Trade Zones

Yong Lee Boon, Regional Head, Transaction Banking Office for East Asia, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

The China International Payment System (CIPS):

  • How it works?
  • What’s the impact on current overseas clearing banks?
  • How can banks offshore benefit from the system?

Zhang Yi, Head of Operation Department, ICBC Singapore

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect Update

  • How far can it go?
  • If it is towards derivatives, what are the consequences?
  • What’s the next step – Shanghai-Singapore? What other linking markets will be developed in the future?

Barnaby Nelson, Managing Director, Head, Investors and Intermediaries Transaction Banking - Greater China and North East Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

Panel Discussion: Mutual Recognition of Funds

  • Describing its relevance
  • How does it affect the business?

William Barkshire, Managing Director, Agora Partners Limited

Barnaby Nelson, Managing Director, Head, Investors and Intermediaries Transaction Banking - Greater China and North East Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
Taketoshi Mori, Senior Manager, Delloitte Touche Tohmatsu limited, Japan
Ganesh Valakati, Senior Product Manager - Regulatory Change, HSBC Securities Services

Chairperson’s Summary of the Day


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