TradeTech Asia 2017

October 24-October 26, 2017

The Hilton, Singapore

Contact Us: 65 6722 9455

Preparing Your Desk for Unprecedented Regulatory - Day 1: Wednesday, 25 October 2017

8:00 AM - 8:40 AM Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:40 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome Address

8:45 AM - 8:50 AM Speed Networking

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Opening Keynote: MiFID II - What practical steps need to be undertaken to ensure that your desk is agile, responsive and compliant?

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM Heads of Trading Keynote Panel: Mapping out the buy-side blueprint for success- How can you improve performance, optimize efficiency and achieve compliance concurrently with MiFID II and current uncertain market conditions?

Roland de Marsangy, Head of Business Development, Liquidnet Pedro Bastos, CEO, HSBC Global Asset Management Michael Mollemans, Head of Sales Trading, APAC, Pavilion Global Markets Richard Waddington, CEO, Sherpa Funds

Roland de Marsangy

Head of Business Development
Liquidnet

Pedro Bastos

CEO
HSBC Global Asset Management

Michael Mollemans

Head of Sales Trading, APAC
Pavilion Global Markets

Richard Waddington

CEO
Sherpa Funds

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM Big Ideas Keynote: Advancement through adaptability – Mastering agile leadership in a disruptive world

Andrew Bryant, Global Expert in Self Leadership & Leading Cultures, Best Seller Author, TEDx Speaker and Executive Coach, Self Leadership International

Andrew Bryant

Global Expert in Self Leadership & Leading Cultures, Best Seller Author, TEDx Speaker and Executive Coach
Self Leadership International

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Morning Networking Break 1

Track A - Trading Strategy: Power Panel

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM Meet the Asian Heads of Trading: Asian outlook – Which developments should you prioritise to increase the profitability of your desk and who will survive vs. thrive in 2018?

Hugh Spencer, Head of Equity Dealing Asia, Janus Capital Singapore Pte Ltd Viresh Joshi, VP Trading, Axis Asset Management Vishtaspa Rana, Head of Trading, Tata Asset Management Limited

Hugh Spencer

Head of Equity Dealing Asia
Janus Capital Singapore Pte Ltd

Viresh Joshi

VP Trading
Axis Asset Management

Vishtaspa Rana

Head of Trading
Tata Asset Management Limited

Track B - Trading Technology: Power Panel

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM Meet the CTOs: Technology Innovation - Amidst regulatory reforms, increased transparency and evolving market structure, what are the skillsets and tools needed to empower your trading desk?

Jamie Vachon, Head of Information Technology, Eastspring Investment , , Allan Reyes, Head of Technology, MetLife

Jamie Vachon

Head of Information Technology
Eastspring Investment

Allan Reyes

Head of Technology
MetLife

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM Morning Networking Break 2

TRANSFORMING YOUR TRADING APPROACH

Track A - Trading Strategy: Demystifying MiFID II

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM All-Star Panel: Unveiling what impact MiFID II will have on the buy side’s selection of executing brokers and associated services

Benjamin Quinlan, CEO and Managing Partner, Quinlan & Associates Alex Zeeh, CEO, S.E.A. Asset Management Raghav Kapoor, Founder, Smartkarma

Benjamin Quinlan

CEO and Managing Partner
Quinlan & Associates

Alex Zeeh

CEO
S.E.A. Asset Management

Raghav Kapoor

Founder
Smartkarma

Track A - Trading Strategy: Demystifying MiFID II

12:30 PM - 1:10 PM Oxford Style Debate: The RPA approach is the best operating model for your business in a post MiFID II world

Joe Kassel, Head of Trading, AMP Capital

Joe Kassel

Head of Trading
AMP Capital

Track A - Trading Strategy: Demystifying MiFID II

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM Case Study: The new transparency regime- How will changes to existing pre- and post- trade requirements drive efficiencies for equities market participants?

Reserved for Commercial Partner

Track B - Trading Technology: Perfecting Smart Data

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM Case Study: Mastering the 3Vs - How can your trading desk achieve efficiencies across volume, velocity and variety of data to gain a competitive advantage?

Reserved for Commercial Partner

Track B - Trading Technology: Perfecting Smart Data

12:10 PM - 12:50 PM Oxford Style Debate: All market participants should have access to the same data to ensure fair competition

Eric Neo, Founder, Neo & Partners Marcus Hackett, Head of Technology, Asia Pacific, Schroders

Eric Neo

Founder
Neo & Partners

Marcus Hackett

Head of Technology, Asia Pacific
Schroders

Track B - Trading Technology: Perfecting Smart Data

12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Interview: Work smarter not harder - How can you transform algo trading with smart data?

TK Tan, Chief Technology Officer, Grasshopper Hai Tran, Head of Equities IT, TZE San Investment

TK Tan

Chief Technology Officer
Grasshopper

Hai Tran

Head of Equities IT
TZE San Investment

Track C - Fintech Developments: Mastering Blockchain

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM Case Study: What is Blockchain and how will it impact your trading desk?

Reserved for Commercial Partner

Track C - Fintech Developments: Mastering Blockchain

12:10 PM - 12:50 PM Fireside Chat: Blockchain and Regulation - How can distributed ledger technology be regulated globally and what will it mean for this emerging technology?

Track C - Fintech Developments: Mastering Blockchain

12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Interactive Presentation: How the cryptocurrency and blockchain token trading market has evolved and what's needed for this niche sector to go mainstream?

Aurélien Menant, Founder and CEO, Gatecoin

Aurélien Menant

Founder and CEO
Gatecoin

Track D - Creative Boardrooms

11:50 AM - 12:40 PM Creative Boardroom: How will ETF trading impact traditional cash equities and what are the opportunities when cost monitoring is high and liquidity is limited?

Reserved for Jane Street

Track D - Creative Boardrooms

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM Creative Boardroom: FX and technology integration - How can you create a more efficient FX strategy that is in line with your firm’s equity flows?

Reserved for Commercial Partner

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch and Networking

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Heads of Trading Invite Only Buy Side VIP Lunch

Hugh Spencer, Head of Equity Dealing Asia, Janus Capital Singapore Pte Ltd

Hugh Spencer

Head of Equity Dealing Asia
Janus Capital Singapore Pte Ltd

Track A - Trading Strategy: Mastering Best Execution

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Case Study: How to break down departmental silos to drive efficiency and achieve best execution

Track A - Trading Strategy: Mastering Best Execution

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM Interview: What’s next for TCA – Which next generation capabilities can shed greater light on performance and suggest where to look for actionable improvements?

Pedro Bastos, CEO, HSBC Global Asset Management , ,

Pedro Bastos

CEO
HSBC Global Asset Management

Track A - Trading Strategy: Mastering Best Execution

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM Fireside Chat: Transaction reporting - where does the responsibility lie and how can you overcome compliance challenges?

Reserved for Commercial Partner

Track B - Trading Technology: Machine Learning, AI and Robotics

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM All-Star Panel: How can you use machine learning and AI for predictive analysis and accurate analytics solutions?

Patricia Druken, Head of Business Systems APAC, Aberdeen Asset Management Arun Kumar, Head of IT Trading, PIMCO

Patricia Druken

Head of Business Systems APAC
Aberdeen Asset Management

Arun Kumar

Head of IT Trading
PIMCO

Track B - Trading Technology: Machine Learning, AI and Robotics

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM Case Study: Be first to the future - How to use Robo Advisory platforms to innovate, reduce costs, boost performance and stay relevant

Keir Veskiväli, Co-Founder/CEO, Smartly

Keir Veskiväli

Co-Founder/CEO
Smartly

Track B - Trading Technology: Machine Learning, AI and Robotics

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM Oxford Style Debate: Humans vs. Machines – The rise of the robots puts you on the brink of a jobless future

Ned Phillips, Founder and CEO, Bambu

Ned Phillips

Founder and CEO
Bambu

Track C - Fintech Developments: Mastering Blockchain

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Case Study: Mobile banking 2.0 – What does the future hold?

Haragopal Mangipudi, Founder and CEO , finUno

Haragopal Mangipudi

Founder and CEO
finUno

Track C - Fintech Developments: Mastering Blockchain

2:50 PM - 4:10 PM Dragon’s Den: Assessing new disruptive technologies- What are the next big breakthroughs you should expect from the FINTECH world?

Raghav Kapoor, Founder, Smartkarma Aurélien Menant, Founder and CEO, Gatecoin Haragopal Mangipudi, Founder and CEO , finUno
Join our dragons during this exciting ‘Dragons’ Den’ style session, where you will hear from five new and innovative start-up FINTECH firms as they present their offerings in a bid to win first place. Listen up as the dragons review the technologies’ benefits to your business, predict their future success and deliver their verdicts. The ultimate decision is in your hands though, as the audience get to vote for their favourite. Will you find the next big thing?

Raghav Kapoor

Founder
Smartkarma

Aurélien Menant

Founder and CEO
Gatecoin

Haragopal Mangipudi

Founder and CEO
finUno

Track D - Creative Boardrooms

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM Creative Boardroom: Skill-sets of the future – How to re-skill and re-educate your traders to meet the demands of the future trading environment

Eric Neo, Founder, Neo & Partners

Eric Neo

Founder
Neo & Partners

Track D - Creative Boardrooms

3:20 PM - 4:10 PM BUY SIDE-SELL SIDE COLLABORATION: Traders decoded - what is the role of a buy side and sell side trader in 2018?

Victoria Tam, Senior Trader, Allianz Global
Limited to 20 professionals, 10 buy side traders, and 10 sell side traders, will discuss in a boardroom format. The session will be moderated by an independent professional and the session is run in Chatham House. This is first come, first serve session.

Victoria Tam

Senior Trader
Allianz Global

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM Afternoon Coffee Break and Networking

SPOTLIGHT on MIFID II, BCNs & SIs

4:50 PM - 5:30 PM Regulation Fireside Chat: How are changes in BCNs and SIs impacting equity trading and market structure?

Joe Kassel, Head of Trading, AMP Capital Pedro Bastos, CEO, HSBC Global Asset Management

Joe Kassel

Head of Trading
AMP Capital

Pedro Bastos

CEO
HSBC Global Asset Management

ACCESSING CHINA

5:30 PM - 6:10 PM Closing Panel: Internationalization of the China Market – How has the MSCI inclusion update and the HK-Shanghai-Shenzhen Connect impacted liquidity exposure and the ability to invest in the Mainland markets?

Martin David, Head of Trading APAC, UBS Asset Management , ,

Martin David

Head of Trading APAC
UBS Asset Management

Close of TradeTech Asia 2017 Day 1

6:10 PM - 6:15 PM Closing Remarks from the Chairperson