Speakers

Speakers Line-up

Asia’s CSDs & Key Exchanges

Shunichiro Unno
Director Information Services
Tokyo Stock Exchange

Esmond Lee
Executive Director, Financial Infrastructure
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Timothy Hogben
Group Executive Operations
ASX Limited

Roel Refran
Chief Operating Officer
Philippine Stock Exchange

Syafruddin
Director
PT Kustodian Sentral Efek Indonesia
 

Industry Experts

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

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

Anshuman Asthana
Regional Head of Securities Services & Corporate Agency and Trust, ASEAN
Standard Chartered Bank

Ganesh Iyer
Market and Product Development
HSBC Securities Services, Singapore

Boon-Hiong Chan
Head of Market Advocacy – Asia Pacific & MENA Product Management, Direct Securities Services
Deutsche Bank

Saqib Sheikh
Head of Sales Services
SWIFT Asia Pacific

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

Eric Gong Xiyu
Head of Treasury
ICBC Singapore

Ganesh Valakati
Senior Product Manager - Regulatory Change
HSBC Securities Services

Gaetan Gosset
Head of Product Management, Asia-Pacific
Euroclear

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

Sam Ahmed, Managing Director
Deriv Asia

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

Henri Bergström
Head of Global Post Trade Solutions
Nasdaq

Stanley Park
Managing Director/Head of Legal - Asia Pacific
Scotiabank

William Barkshire
Managing Director
Agora Partners Limited

Marcelo Garcia Casil
Co-Founder and CEO
DXMarkets

Chunhua Ou
Executive Director, Investor Services
J.P. Morgan

Donald Soo
CEO
ORB Global Wealth Management Ltd

Remi Touchboeuf
Head of Product Management, Asset & Fund Services Asia
BNP Paribas Securities Services

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

Taketoshi Mori
Senior Manager
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu limited, Japan

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

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

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

Zhang Yi
Head of Operation Department
ICBC, Singapore

Andrew Narracott
Chief Operating Officer - Asia Pacific
Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited

Kishore Ramakrishnan
Director, Financial Services Risk & Regulatory Consulting
PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting Hong Kong Limited

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

Mehul Khimasia
GTB COO/Strategy & Business Development
Deutsche Bank

 

Speakers Profile

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

Russell Beattie is the Director, Head of Asia Pacific Marketing for Futures &Options and OTC Clearing. Russell has over 20 years experience in listed exchange traded derivatives in APAC. He has lived / worked and been a licensed representative in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Australia.

He has built and coached highly profitable electronic trading / sales trading / origination teams in Australia, India, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Being a marketing professional he values his broad based relationships which cover buy-side and sell-side clients across the globe.
In his career he has spent over 10 years as a registered company director, registered responsible officer and/or registered internal control manager across various regional businesses.

Prior to Joining BAML Hong Kong in January 2015, Russell was the Managing Director, Head of Prime Services Japan and Head of Agency Derivatives Services Distribution (Asia Pacific) for Barclays based in Tokyo. As part of that role he was also a member of the Barclays APAC Prime Services Management Committee.
Russell also serviced for 2 years as an elected board member of the Futures Industry Association of Japan and participated in several market advisory committees.
Russell graduated from the Australian National University, Canberra with a Bachelor of Economics

Prior to starting in the financial markets on the Sydney Futures Exchange he was granted a commission as a Royal Australian Infantry Officer and qualified as an airborne trooper with the 1st Royal Australian Commando Regiment.


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

Miss Kera Kong is the main member of the RMB business division of Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. In this position, she is responsible for researching offshore RMB business development and interpreting strategies between mainland China and offshore market, while promoting RMB services in line with market demands. Prior to joining RMB business division, Miss Kera was worker for the Hong Kong RMB clearing bank focusing on offshore RMB operation.

Miss Kera holds a Master of Finance degree from Hong Kong University and a Master of Social Science degree in Corporate Communication from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Remi Touchboeuf
Head of Product Management, Asset & Fund Services Asia
BNP Paribas Securities Services

Remi Toucheboeuf joined BNP Paribas Securities Services in 2002, bringing with him over 10 years of international experience in Consultancy and Product Management. Remi started in the BNP Paribas France Securities Services Paris product team as a project manager in charge of initiatives on Fund Administration and Client Reporting. Remi joined BNP Paribas Sydney in June 2007 as head of Client Reporting and took the responsibility of a Operational and Engineering team. After 4 years, Remi was appointed Asset and Fund Services Product Manager for BP2S Singapore, in charge of middle office outsourcing, client reporting, global offshore funds and asset manager offering. He was then promoted as head of Product Management for Asset and Fund Services Asia in August 2013. Prior to joining BNP Paribas Securities Services, Remi was a Senior Consultant for the Implementation of the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) program at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Paris where he was responsible for the implementation of a strategy for product and financial services distribution. Prior to joining PwC, Remi was a Consultant at Eurogroup, a consultancy firm. He was involved in various assignments including projects in Morocco where he assisted on the merger and re-organisation of two Moroccan banks. This included working on strategic analysis of market position and competition and developing a training program for change management for European Banks. Remi graduated with a Master of Business Administration specialising in International Business from the University of Paris, Dauphine. He has a second degree in Finance and Management from the same University.


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.


Sam Ahmed, Managing Director
Deriv Asia

Sam Ahmed is the Managing Director and partner of Deriv Asia- InteDelta, a management consultancy firm specializing in delivering strategic advisory and change management to banks and the buy-side market participants on areas such as OTC regulatory reform, Basel 3, CVA, Collateral Management, Credit Risk methodology and Clearing architecture across Europe and Asia.

Sam’s career spans 18 years at top tier international banks such as Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Citi across Sydney, Tokyo and Singapore where he held roles in FX Derivatives trading, credit risk and middle office. His last role was at Citi Singapore as Head of Collateral Services Sales for APAC. Sam has a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University, Sydney and a Japanese Studies Post Graduate Diploma from OLJ.


Marcelo Garcia Casil
Co-Founder and CEO
DXMarkets

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.


Esmond Lee
Executive Director, Financial Infrastructure
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Esmond Lee is responsible for financial infrastructure.  Mr Lee joined the HKMA in 1993 as Head (Market Systems).  From 1998 to 2000, he was the HKMA’s Chief Representative in New York.  Since returning to Hong Kong in 2000, he served again as Head (Market Systems) before his promotion to the current position.  Before joining the Monetary Authority, he was working in the Hong Kong Government as a principal economist.


Eric Gong Xiyu
Head of Treasury
ICBC Singapore

 

 

  • 10+ years industry exposure in treasury and global markets
  • 6+ years experiences in assets and liabilities management (“ALM”)
  • 3+ years of managerial experience of treasury and operation department
  • Familiar with BASEL III, Singapore and China regulation

Zhang Yi
Head of Operation Department
ICBC, Singapore

Yi Zhang serves as Head of Operation Department of ICBC Singapore, responsible for the RMB clearing business.

Yi joined ICBC in 2002, with postings in International Business. From 2002 to 2005, she successively dealt with foreign exchange clearing and trade business in ICBC Suzhou Branch.

Yi transferred to ICBC H.O. in September 2005, and served as manager of Inquiry and Problem Investigation, in charging of clearing investigation and customer service. From 2005, she participated in construction of ICBC’s clearing system and managed multiple investigation efficiency advancing projects. From 2009, she served as Deputy Head of Investigation & Problem Solving Division, Operation Department of ICBC H.O., in charge of ICBC clearing investigation and customer service. In 2012, Yi joined ICBC International Leadership Development Program, studying at University of Toronto for 10 months.

Yi has rich commercial banking experience with legal background. She possesses the Legal Profession Qualification of China.


Chunhua Ou
Executive Director, Investor Services
J.P. Morgan

Chunhua Ou is responsible for Collateral Management Sales in Asia excluding Australia and Japan.  Based in Singapore, she is responsible for developing collateral management solutions for clients in the region. Chunhua’s role includes providing clients with insight and perspective regarding the collateral market and industry trends and issues.

Chunhua has been with J.P. Morgan since 2004. Prior to her current role, Chunhua held a variety of sales, relationship and product specialist roles in Collateral Management, Cash Management and Structured Trade Finance both in the United States and in Singapore.  

Chunhua holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree from Singapore Management University, is a certified Financial Risk Manager.


Stanley Park
Managing Director/Head of Legal - Asia Pacific
Scotiabank

Stanley Park is Managing Director and Head of Legal - Asia Pacific Region for Scotiabank's Global Banking and Markets Division. He is based in Singapore and is responsible for all legal matters across the region, including China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Among other responsibilities, Stanley provides (i) transactional advice and support to the Bank's businesses related to capital markets, investment banking, commodities, corporate lending/trade finance and global transaction banking; (ii) regulatory advice and support re the Bank's businesses; (iii) management of litigation and disputes; (iv) advice and support to the Bank's internal or proprietary functions (including proprietary investments, HR matters, Finance); and (v) participation in corporate governance or oversight.

Prior to joining Scotiabank, Stanley was with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Coudert Brothers in NYC, from 1992 - 2001; with Salomon Smith Barney and UBS Securities in Tokyo from 2001 - 2007; with DKR Oasis, as Chief Compliance Officer, in Hong Kong in 2008; with Barclays Global Investors, as General Counsel, in Tokyo from 2009 - 2010; and with Daiwa Capital Markets, as Senior Legal Counsel, in Singapore and Hong Kong from 2011 - 2014. 

Stanley graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1985 and received his law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1988, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.  Stanley has been a member of the New York State Bar since 1994.


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


Alexandre Kech
Head of Securities, APAC
SWIFT

Alexandre Kech is Head of Securities, APAC at SWIFT. He is responsible for SWIFT’s strategy and offering in the Asia-Pacific region for the whole securities market segment.

Securities related services represent a major component of SWIFT’s business worldwide. SWIFT enables the automation of cross-border and domestic post-trade processes through the use of international messaging and data standards on its shared standardised platform. 

Connecting more than 6000 securities players (asset managers, brokers, custodians, CCP, CSDs, ICSDs, etc), SWIFT’s securities related messaging traffic represents 50% of its total volumes.

On the securities market infrastructure front, SWIFT is servicing more than 80 Exchange/CCP/CSDs worldwide (among which, T2S, DTCC, ASX, JASDEC, SGX, LCH-Clearnet, KSEI, BSE, etc.), providing a variety of services from network connectivity, integration products and services to ISO standards consulting.

Alexandre was previously Head of Standards APAC, leading a team of business analysts managing the definition and implementation of SWIFT MT, ISO 15022 and ISO 20022 standards covering securities, trade finance, treasury and payment processes.

Prior to SWIFT, Alexandre worked for the Bank of New York in Brussels, and as free-lance translator.


Shunichiro Unno
Director Information Services
Tokyo Stock Exchange

Mr. Unno assumed his current position in June 2013. He is responsible for a wide range of market information services such as dissemination of real-time, historical, reference and statistical market data, the development of stock price indices and Corporate Action information dissemination, a service that utilizes ISO20022 CA event notification message.
The Information Services Department is also responsible for assigning ISIN and local codes as Japan’s National Numbering Agency and also LEIs as pre-LOU.

Before his current position, he was posted to Japan Securities Depository Center (JASDEC) from June 1999 to June 2013. During this period, he was responsible for central matching services for trade comparison and pre-settlement reconciliation.
In the latter half of his time at JASDEC, he led the introduction of ISO20022 messages in JASDEC’s overall business. In this regard, he was an active member of ISO20022 Standards Evaluation Group for Securities from 2007 to 2013. The adoption of ISO20022 at JASDEC went live in January 2014 and was the world's first case of a securities market infrastructure that accommodated ISO20022 standards to its core business.


Ganesh Iyer
Market and Product Development
HSBC Securities Services, Singapore

Ganesh Iyer moved to Singapore in February 2013 as SVP – Market and Product Development for HSBC Securities Services (HSS). In his current role, Ganesh oversees all strategic, product and industry initiatives impacting the HSS business and its clients in Singapore. Having spent more than 15 years within the securities industry, Ganesh has extensive experience in securities services products catering to both professional investors as well as market participants. Ganesh also plays a lead role in the banks thought leadership and market advocacy efforts working with regulators and key industry participants.

Ganesh started his securities career in 1999 with Deutsche Bank, India where he held several roles within domestic custody operations. In 2003, Ganesh joined the Global Markets team of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (erstwhile ABN AMRO Bank N.V.) where he the set up an offshore team to support the bank’s EU and APAC cash equities and equity derivatives middle office businesses. Following this, Ganesh moved to DBS Bank for a short term in 2006 to set up their domestic custody business in India. Ganesh then joined HSBC in Dubai 2008 where he was responsible for all product development and strategic initiatives for HSS in the region.

Ganesh holds an MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, University of Mumbai.


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

Ms Meike Anna Elisabeth Ströter is heading the Stakeholder Management section within the Directorate General Market Infrastructures and Payments (DG-MIP) at the European Central Bank. She joined the ECB in 2009. Before this she was working for Deutsche Börse Group in a variety of managerial position in the areas of trading, clearing and settlement. In her current function she is chairing the T2S Operation Managers Group.

Ms Ströter holds an economics degree from the University of Mainz.


William Barkshire
Managing Director
Agora Partners Limited

William is a British citizen resident in Hong Kong since early 2009.

He is Managing Director of Agora Partners Limited (Agora) based in Hong Kong and Shanghai.  Agora provides independent strategic advisory services uniquely bridging the International, Asian and Mainland Chinese markets.

William has worked in the financial services sector for over 26 years and has broad experience as a broker and in senior roles within major exchanges, post-trade services and alternative trading platforms in Asia, Europe,  and the United States. He has a unique global network of senior contacts within major financial institutions, the regulatory authorities and end users whose businesses span all major asset classes across the cash and derivatives businesses and throughout the trading, clearing and settlement value chains.  He is widely recognised as a key strategic thinker on a wide range of industry issues and has played an important role in many aspects of the formulation of European competition and other financial policies.

He served as Co-President and Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Adviser at the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx), a start-up commodities exchange backed by Mainland State Owned Enterprises (SOE’s) and other international interests. In his last role, he oversaw all aspects of IT and operations, product development, sales and marketing, and strategy with direct responsibility for in excess of eighty staff.

Prior to joining HKMEx, William worked at the London Stock Exchange (LSE), where he served as Director of Corporate Strategy and as Member of the Chief Executive’s Committee responsible for the exchange’s operation.  He played a key role in the LSE’s successful £2.7bn bid defence against Nasdaq in 2006 and the reorganisation of its shareholder register which led to a significant investment by the Qatari Investment Authority (QIA), a leading sovereign wealth fund and has extensive experience in the Middle East.

Before joining LSE, he was Managing Director of Corporate Strategy and Senior Adviser to the Group CEO of LCH.Clearnet Group Limited (the leading derivatives central counterparty serving multiple global cash and exchange and OTC derivatives markets) and served as a member of the Group Management Committee. He was responsible for managing the €1.2bn merger between LCH and Clearnet and raising the required funds from leading market participants to support the transaction.

In addition, he has held a number of important positions at European Repo Exchange Ltd (ERX) (a division of United News and Media plc, a FTSE-100 company, where he served as CEO), London International Financial Futures Exchange (Liffe), Euro Brokers, and Tradepoint Investment Exchange (now part of SIX Swiss Exchange). William began his career at SG Warburg (now part of UBS AG) as a graduate trainee.
William is a graduate of Southampton University, where he earned a degree in Economics and Business Economics. He also holds a number of industry qualifications.  He is a Freeman of the City of London, a member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fanmakers.

William is a member of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, the Royal Geographical Society of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, and has served on the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce’s Financial Services and Treasury Committee, and the Treasury Markets Association’s Market Practices Committee. He also has a regular markets column in the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s leading newspaper as well as contributing to FT Trading Room and Nikkei Asian Review.


Boon-Hiong Chan
Head of Market Advocacy – Asia Pacific & MENA Product Management, Direct Securities Services
Deutsche Bank

Boon is responsible for market advocacy in the Asia Pacific & Middle East regions within Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking division. Part of the Product Management function, the Advocacy team coordinates internal responses to industry changes and analyses, engages and contributes to related industry developments.

In his 13-year career at Deutsche Bank, Boon has held various roles in product management focused on business establishment and change management. For example, Boon has set up securitisation servicing businesses, acquisition due diligence processes, and has piloted new products including derivatives valuation. He has also led the regionalisation of the Bank’s fund services business in Asia and the Middle East during the global financial crisis. Prior to this, Boon has worked in trade finance and cash management.

Boon holds a Master of Science in Computation (Artificial Intelligence) from the University of Manchester’s Institute of Science and Technology. He holds the professional qualification of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK and he is currently the Chair person of the Association of Global Custodians, Asia. Boon also represents Deutsche Bank in a number of other industry associations.


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

Rudy has more than 23 years of banking and finance experience and joined Citi in 2006 as Director, Regional Network Management, Market Information and Market Advocacy with lead responsibility for the Asia-Pacific Region and an integral member of the Global Network Management team. His focus is the consistency of product offerings across the branch network including Asset Servicing, FX and Settlement, streamlining documentation, selection and monitoring of sub-custodians: branches and third party agents, Market information offering from Asia Pacific markets to Citi clients as well as Market Advocacy.

He joined Citi from Standard Chartered Bank, where his last position there was Head of Securities Services Operations for Southeast Asia based in Singapore. Prior to this role, he was the Group Product Manager for Standard Chartered Bank Securities Services covering the Custody and Clearing, and Fund Services products offered in 15 countries of SCB, also based in Singapore.

Rudy is also a member of Association of Global Custodian (AGC) – Asia Committee Co-chairing the Market Infrastructure and Efficiency Committee, International member of Group of Expert (GOE) for ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum (ABMF) facilitated by ADB (Asian Development Bank) as well as SWIFT Asia Pacific Assets Servicing Working Group and Regional APAC RMPG Group for SWIFT.

Rudy has a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Adelaide, South Australia as well as a degree in Computer Engineering from University of Indonesia, Jakarta.


Timothy Hogben
Group Executive Operations
ASX Limited

Tim Hogben is the Group Executive Operations of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). ASX as a company ranks amongst the top 10 exchange groups in the world. Appointed to the role in 2010, Tim has responsibility for the delivery of overall operations for the ASX markets supporting market connectivity, trade execution, clearing and settlement and the provision of market information. In addition to this he has responsibility for providing clearing and settlement services to Chi-X Australia, National Stock Exchange (NSX) and Asia Pacific Exchange (APX).

He has a thorough understanding of the operational, technical and regulatory complexities that drive trading, clearing and settlement from both a stock exchange and market user perspective. This has been formed through considerable experience in service delivery, operational workflows, system development, control environments and managing "1 in 20 year" events, plus roles as an investment accountant, senior analyst and in general management with a number of financial institutions in Australia.

More recently Tim has been exploring next generation technologies such as digital assets, distributed ledgers and block chain for potential use in financial services.

Tim is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (HBS), Australia Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA).


Henri Bergström
Head of Global Post Trade Solutions
Nasdaq

Henri Bergström has more than 20 years’ experience in exchange business including clearing and settlement. Currently Henri is Product Manager for Nasdaq CSD solution. Further Henri has been assigned as an advisor to deliver post trade strategies to a number of global exchanges and post trade institutions.
Henri Bergström started his career in 1979, after studying Information Technology in Helsinki University, and has been in the financial industry since 1991 when he joined Finnish Clearing and Central Securities Depository as Head of Marketing and Sales. Henri left the FCSD as deputy CEO in 2000, when FCSD merged with Helsinki Stock Exchange. Helsinki stock exchange is now part of Nasdaq and FCSD is now part of Euroclear Group.

Board memberships
Henri Bergström is Chairman of the Board of Nasdaq Armenian Exchange and CSD. Previously he has been member of the Board of a number of European post trade institutions.

Memberships in professional associations
Henri Bergström is a Management Committee member of Federation of European Stock Exchanges as well as for Federation of East-Asian Stock Exchanges. He is a former member and chairman of special focus working groups of the European CSD Association.
Henri has an eMBA from Helsinki Business School.


Andrew Narracott
Chief Operating Officer - Asia Pacific
Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited

Andrew Narracott is Chief Operating Officer - Asia Pacific of Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited, with overall responsibility for Operations. Andrew joined Aberdeen in 2007 from Deutsche Bank Group where he was Head of IT & Operations for their asset management division.

 


Gaetan Gosset
Head of Product Management, Asia-Pacific
Euroclear

Gaetan Gosset, Director, heads Euroclear Bank’s Product Management in the Asia-Pacific region. His responsibilities cover the services offered by the international central securities depository, including settlement and custody of fixed-income and equity securities, collateral management and investment fund processing. Based in Hong Kong, Mr Gosset forms part of the Euroclear Bank’s Asian management team.

Furthermore, Mr Gosset represents Euroclear in various regional market working groups and committees and is a frequent speaker on subjects such as collateral management, cross-border flows and offshore RMB. Mr Gosset has 20 years of experience with Euroclear, half of which was spent in Asia.

Prior to his current role, he managed the account management and client service teams covering all Euroclear Bank clients in the Asia-Pacific region.

In 2002, Mr Gosset was involved in a consultative mission requested by SD&C (Chinaclear), the Chinese equities central securities depository, to assess the maturity of the Chinese capital markets and propose recommendations to evolve towards international standards.

Mr Gosset holds degrees in Marketing and Company Management and in Information Technology from L’EPEC (Brussels).


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

Brian Tan, executive director, is Head of Fund Sales for J.P. Morgan Asset Management in Singapore. He joined the firm in Hong Kong in 2004 and was a member of the Hong Kong-based Intermediary Business Team responsible for intermediary relationships in Hong Kong and Singapore. Brian moved back to Singapore in 2010 to take up his current position. He obtained a B.Sc in Marketing and International Business from New York University.


Kishore Ramakrishnan
Director, Financial Services Risk & Regulatory Consulting
PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting Hong Kong Limited

Kishore is a Director [firm-wide] in the Financial Services Risk & Regulatory Consulting practice of PwC Hong Kong and he brings over 15 years of industry and consulting experience in joining PwC. Prior to joining PwC, he has lived and worked in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and India. He leads the capital markets advisory practice with particular focus on global and regional financial regulations including derivative reforms, bi-lateral margin reforms, Volcker regulations, capital reforms among other things. He has advised several top-tier sell-side, buy-side institutions and financial market infrastructure utilities including exchanges, CCP’s, trade repositories on the “structural” and “operational” implications of financial regulations. He specializes in equities, OTC derivatives, regulatory reforms and risk management domain and has worked across top-tier financial institutions including JP Morgan, UBS, ABN Amro, Credit Suisse, HSBC, BofAML, Eastspring Investments, BNYMellon, Euroclear, ICBC, BOC, SEI Investments and other such financial institutions. He holds master’s degree in derivatives and risk management from IIT Madras - India.


Ganesh Valakati
Senior Product Manager - Regulatory Change
HSBC Securities Services

Ganesh is part of the product solutions team in HSBC Securities Services (HSS) based in Hong Kong. He has business responsibility for developing and delivering product solutions driven by significant local, regional and global regulatory change impacting HSS and its customer groups.

Ganesh joined HSBC in 2006 and has over 17 years of financial services experience focused on the provision of asset servicing solutions including Transfer Agency and Custody to global asset managers, insurers, pension schemes and sovereign wealth funds. He has worked in a variety of senior roles in the transaction banking industry across India and Hong Kong prior to and since joining HSS


Roel Refran
Chief Operating Officer
Philippine Stock Exchange

 Roel Arco Refran is a certified public accountant (CPA) and lawyer. He is the Chief Operating Officer of The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE). Before joining PSE, he served as chief of staff of Sen. Ralph Recto, chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. He was also an associate at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan and ACCRA law offices and lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law for civil and commercial law subjects. He worked as a research associate for private equity, hedge funds, and venture capital issues at the Emory Center for Alternative Investments (ECAI) in the USA.

Roel obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA), with specializations in capital markets & finance, from Goizueta Business School at Emory University in the USA as a Fulbright scholar. He is a member of the highly selective Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society in business that honors academic achievement in the study of business. Roel is an alumni of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) of the US Department of State.

Roel obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law where he graduated with honors. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy degree, magna cum laude, from the University of the Philippines, and he is a member of Pi Gamma Mu honor society in social sciences. 

Roel garnered the 4th highest rank in the 1999 national bar examinations and was in the top 20 in the 1995 CPA licensure board examinations. In 2005, he obtained his Career Service Executive Eligibility (CSEE).

He is the incumbent President of the Philippine Fulbright Scholars Association and is the Co-Chairperson of the Capital Markets Development Committee of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).


Syafruddin
Director
PT Kustodian Sentral Efek Indonesia

Bachelor degree in computer science from Institute Technology Bandung and Master degree in Management from University of Indonesia.
Joined KSEI in 1996, involved in Indonesia CSD scripless project developing C-Best system. Becoming head of Information System Development division in 2005 and head of research division in 2008, responsible to conduct and coordinate C-BEST system development and enhancement in accordance to new regulation or market need. Some of the projects handled are to prepare KSEI as Bank Indonesia Sub Registry for government securities, developed pre matching and post trade settlement facilities, connecting C-BEST system to SWIFT network, and initiating Single Investor Identity (SID) project. Appointed as director in March 2015, currently in charge in Project Management Office of Indonesian Capital Market Infrastructure Development, an integrated and consolidated project of Indonesia Financial Services Authority (OJK) and capital market SROs which is consist of three major initiatives: The development of C-Best NextG system as KSEI main CSD system, New Fund System project for mutual fund industry and AKSes Financial Hub, a cooperation project with banking industry.


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

David is responsible for business development in APAC ex Japan for the markets group.  He has over 20 years’ experience in the global financial markets having also lived & worked in London, New York and Hong Kong. David started his career on the London International Financial Futures floor, progressing from phone broking into the open outcry trading pit. David worked for Nikko, Barclays, Greenwich Natwest and UBS. Whilst at JP Morgan, as a relationship manager, David was awarded Chairman’s Circle award for 2008. David Relocated to Hong Kong in late 2009 to join BNY Mellon as business development manager for their collateral services suite of products.He is currently studying the Capital Markets and Financial Advisory services (CMFAS) exams with the Institute of Banking and Finance in Singapore


Anshuman Asthana
Regional Head of Securities Services & Corporate Agency and Trust, ASEAN
Standard Chartered Bank

Anshuman is the Regional Head of Securities Services & Corporate Agency & Trust for the ASEAN region. He is responsible for building and developing superior products and delivering securities & cash solutions in the region.

Anshuman was previously based in South Africa where he headed Securities Services Product and was responsible for integrating the acquired business into SCB
Prior to that he headed Securities Services Product Development in Singapore and rolled out STORM, our world class Securities Services Infrastructure in 15 markets and expanded Fund Administration product across the footprint. Prior to joining SCB, Anshuman was with Citibank.

Anshuman is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and an engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India.


Saqib Sheikh
Head of Sales Services
SWIFT Asia Pacific

Saqib Sheikh is the Head of Sales Services for Asia Pacific at SWIFT and leads a team of solution architects in support of the regions’ commercial opportunities. SWIFT’s core connectivity, interfaces and integration product and service offerings are managed by this team.

Saqib has been with SWIFT for over 13 years. Prior to this role he was Chief Executive Officer of our joint venture in India that provides financial messaging services to domestic market infrastructures and institutions. In the past he has held a variety of roles across strategic initiatives, change management, project management and IT development across SWIFT’s commercial, IT and HR organisations in the US, Belgium, Hong Kong, Singapore and India.

Currently based in Singapore, Saqib holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a Masters in Computer Science from George Washington University, and an MBA from University of Maryland. Saqib is fluent in English & Urdu.

 

Speaker Messages

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Premature or wholesale application of current regulations to fintech developments, represented today by non-bank payment models, cryptocurrencies, distributed ledgers and artificial intelligence, can inhibit their developments. Hesitant or fragmented regulations can likewise cast similar inhibitions. Conversely, in order to be practical, realistic and still innovative, fintech developments will need to consider today’s regulations and the resilience that these regulations seek to forge. For example, even if blockchain can be applied to clearing and settlement activities, how can the technology fit with CPSS-IOSCO Principles of Financial Market Infrastructure which greatly influences clearing, settlement, and messaging amongst a few areas?

Our discussion will explore the possible applications of these new fintechs, to match with current regulatory developments, for insights into the future of clearing, settlement and custody models.

See you in March!

Best regards,

Boon-Hiong Chan
Head of Market Advocacy – Asia Pacific & MENA Product Management, Direct Securities Services
Deutsche Bank

 

 


Join my session at the Clearing Settlement & Custody Asia Conference in Singapore:
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

“In this panel discussion, I will share the day-to-day impacts of these new regulations to Derivatives Operations as Japan is one of the early adopters of the new rules in Asia Pacific.

Regulators are trying very hard to come up with rules to avoid any regulatory arbitrage.  However, minor difference in regulations could have non insignificant impact on Ops.
For example, with the phase IM / VM implementation approach, we could have multiple ISDA / CSA.  This is major change from what we used to see and require significant changes to the system / workflow unless you have a good plan. Other example is inter affiliate.  Japan doesn’t require margin for inter affiliates but US does.  Between US and Japan inter affiliate, you don’t need to receive collateral from US entity to Japan entity but you need the other way.  Your system may need to understand the direction of the collateral move & send different instruction to the downstream.

I will bring people’s attention to the “day-to-day” processing to help prepare.”

Best regards,

Masahiro Ehara
Managing Director/ Co-head of Asia Pacific Derivatives & Clearing Operations
Goldman Sachs

 

 

 

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