TradeTech Asia 2016 (past event)

October 19-October 20, 2016

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2016 Speakers

Sanjay Awasthi
Sanjay Awasthi
Director of Central Dealing Desk
Eastspring Investments
Haim Bodek
(HFT whistleblower), Managing Principal
Decimus Capital Markets
Fabrice Bouland
Fabrice Bouland
CEO
Alphametry
Fabrice gained extensive trading experience in equity derivatives during 9 years working for BNP Paribas. He set up and ran a single stocks volatility trading desk on EUREX derivatives exchange, managed a large vanilla and exotic option book and implemented some successful proprietary volatility dispersion strategies.

In 2000, he quit my trading job to launch a first-of-a-kind web-based equity derivatives marketplace, Brokerhub. As a result, he also ended up creating an institutional broker specialised in equity derivatives, OTCex. He grew OTCex to become a major derivatives group in equity, fixed income and commodities in Europe, Asia, and lately America. In 2014, he became increasingly interested in investment research and its upcoming economic, technological but also regulatory challenges. With computer engineering partners, he decided to launch the new Fintech Alphametry, a premier investment research community, helping asset managers and financial analysts to efficiently engage and collaborate worldwide.
Carrie Cheung
Carrie Cheung
Head of Execution, Equity Cash Asia Pacific Global Markets
BNP Paribas
Carrie Cheung is Managing Director and Head of Execution, Equity Cash Asia Pacific, Global Markets at BNP Paribas. She leads the development of the BNP Paribas algorithm, DMA and program trading business.

Prior to joining BNP Paribas in 2013, Carrie was with J.P. Morgan, where she was responsible for the sales and marketing of the prime DMA platform. Previously, she also worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Japan as Head of Electronic Trading for 11 years, building out the equity trading platform and electronic business in the region.

Carrie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Daniel Chia
Co-Founder
Call Levels
COL (Ret) Yun Ta Chun
COL (Ret) Yun Ta Chun
Founder and Managing Director
C3S Pte Limited
COL(Ret) YUN Ta Chun served as Chief Signal Officer for 7 years, where most of his SAF tenure focused on modernizing the Army in Command Control Communications Computers and Intelligence (C4I) capabilities.  After 25 years of service, he founded C3S in 2003, bringing to the commercial sector a wealth of C4I perspectives for fast pace, high volume mission-critical businesses.

Ta Chun started C3S with the simple intention of maintaining and preserving service continuity and data integrity in ICT environment.  C3S systematically mines the transformational ICT landscape and look out for disruptive ICT deployments that will bring significant leap frog strategies to the clients’ current operations. This approach achieves higher value functions to attain corporate mission and objectives.

Recognising an industry need, Ta Chun developed a method of describing the ICT system vulnerabilities diagrammatically (Resilience Framework).  This has been useful in analysing and explaining unknown failures and disruption in operations. 
Ta Chun graduated from Duntroon in 1981 with a degree in Physics and Computer Science from University of New South Wales.  In 1989, he completed his Master degree in Computer Science and Information System from National University of Singapore. 
Kevin Cunningham
Kevin Cunningham
Managing Director, Head of Global Capital Markets
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Kevin joined CPPIB in 2011 and is responsible for leading CPP Investment Board’s Global Capital Markets team and ensuring the efficient management of the balancing portfolio, liquidity management, and best execution services for all publicly traded securities. With more than 30 years of financial industry experience, Kevin possesses extensive international trading experience, product knowledge, and investment experience in the global financial markets, including 12 years with Goldman Sachs, & Co. in New York, Tokyo, London and Toronto. Previously, as a Senior Advisor, he provided strategic and operational consulting services to established, as well as start-up, hedge funds. Additionally, he was Partner and COO of Lucerne Capital Management LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor with global operations. Kevin holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan and B.A. in Mathematics from Carleton College.
Victor Ekong
Victor Ekong
(former) SVP, Head of Market Data Services Asia Pacific
Citi and CorelDMS, Data Management Service
Technology leadership advocate. 18+ years of experience engineering solutions in financial markets. Expertise in strategy and the delivery of high velocity data platforms. Founder of CorelDMS Data Management Services and former Asia Pacific head of Market Data Services at Citi.
Glenn Firestone
Managing Director, Global Head of Commission Management
CLSA Americas LLC
James Fok
James Fok
Head of Group Strategy & Project Management
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx)
James Fok is Head of Group Strategy & Project Management for Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Limited. In this role, Mr. Fok supports the Chief Executive in formulating and executing key strategic plans for the Group, and oversees execution of major projects and business initiatives. Among the initiatives with which Mr. Fok has been closely involved were the acquisition of the London Metal Exchange in 2012 and the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme, which commenced operations in 2014. Prior to joining HKEx in 2012, Mr. Fok was an investment banker specialising in the financial services sector, based in London from 2000-08 and in Hong Kong since 2008. Mr. Fok is a Hong Kong native and holds a degree in Law and Chinese in School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London.
Emil R. Framnes
Head of Equity Trading
Norges Bank Investment Management
Adam Garrett
Adam Garrett
Market Development Manager for Enterprise Capabilities & Content, North Asi
Thomson Reuters
Adam Garrett is a member of the Thomson Reuters Asia Market Development team, responsible for driving the Enterprise Capabilities & Content business across Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. He began his financial career in 2002 as an equity quant trader at Lehman Brothers in Tokyo before moving to structuring and then volatility-trading roles, firstly with Lehman Brothers in Hong Kong and later with Mizuho Securities again in Tokyo. Adam holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and Computing Science from Oxford University, an MBA from the International University of Japan, and a Certificate in Quantitative Finance from 7City; currently based in Hong Kong, he has been with Thomson Reuters since 2012.
Irina Glazkova
Irina Glazkova
Head of Prime Services Sales - Asia, Russia & CIS
Otkritie Capital
Kym Graham
Kym Graham
Senior Relationship Manager
Societe Generale
Marcus Hackett
Head of Information Technology
Schroder
Andy Ho
Andy Ho
Head of Asian Trading
Deutsche Bank Asset Management
Joined the Company in 2016 with 16 years of industry experience. Prior to joining, Andy was Head of Trading for APAC at BNY Mellon Investment Management, Hong Kong and, before that, a lead fixed income portfolio manager at Mellon Capital Management. Previously, he worked as a portfolio manager and a trader at Kevian Capital
Pierre Humblot
Director - Business Management Investment Services
Eastspring Investments
Jordan Iordanov
Jordan Iordanov
VP
Mocho Trading
Jordan has over twenty years of experience designing and supporting complex networks worldwide with ten years in the design and operation of trading infrastructures. Currently, he is a co-founder and Vice President - Director of Technology at Mocho Trading LLC. Mocho is a Chicago-based low latency proprietary trading firm which commenced operations in March 2014. It is registered as a US SEC Broker Dealer and member of various US futures and equities exchanges.
Praveen Jagwani CFA
Praveen Jagwani CFA
Chief Executive Officer
UTI International
Praveen has 24 years of experience in financial services and has been with UTI International since 2009. He started his career with ANZ Grindlays Bank and worked with them in India, Australia and Bahrain across Credit, Consumer Finance, Systems & Private Banking. He later joined Standard Chartered Bank and built the Wealth Management and Investment Advisory business in the Middle East as the Chief Investment Officer for Middle East & South Asia. He then joined Merrill Lynch and worked with them in London and Dubai leading their Hedge Fund & Private Equity Advisory business for EMEA.
Anant Jatia
Anant Jatia
Founder
Greenland Investment Management
Ray Kan
Ray Kan
Head of Information Technology, Hong Kong
Allianz Global Investors
As the Head of Information Technology, Ray is responsible for all regional business applications, from front to back office. With over 15 years of experience within all spectrums of the industry, Ray is best suited to lead a round table discussion on compliance technology. The discussion aims to find ways to harmonize the checking of rules globally to make the system more efficient.
Raghav Kapoor
Raghav Kapoor
Co-Founder and CEO
Smart Karma
Raghav believes wholeheartedly in the power of technology to solve complex problems. He co-founded Smartkarma with a vision to bring simplicity, efficiency and transparency to the world of investing. As CEO, Raghav drives product strategy, technology development and a relentless pursuit of perfection in every aspect of the company’s operations.

Over his career, Raghav has worked in various positions of leadership across major financial institutions and also as an entrepreneur. Prior to co-founding Smartkarma, Raghav was a Managing Director at Religare Capital Markets from 2010 to 2014. He joined Religare upon the successful exit of Aviate Global (Asia), where he was a Founding Partner. From 2006 to 2009, Raghav was Vice President of Regional Equities Sales at Citigroup, where he grew and managed several large relationships.
Ravi Kashyap
Ravi Kashyap
Vice President
IHS Markit
Ravi Kashyap is a quantitative specialist at IHS Markit in Hong Kong, advising investment firms on transaction cost analysis methodologies and multi-factor alpha generation models. He has held similar roles at Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup in Hong Kong and New York. He is a research affiliate of the City University of Hong Kong, holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University and an undergraduate degree from the National Institute of Technology Calicut, India.
David Klinger
David Klinger
CEO
Block Event
David has more than 30 years of experience in financial markets. He worked as a fund manager at McIntosh Asset Management and then ran the dealing room at Westpac Investment Management before moving to the sell side. David is the CEO and Co-Founder of Block Event, a specialist Asian Block Trading venue. David's previous roles include Managing Director and founder of Liquidnet Asia, Head of APAC Execution for Macquarie Bank and Credit Suisse where he helped introduce DMA and the AES suite of algorithmic trading products to Asian markets. David has advised a number of large buy side trading desks on their trading process, has served as a Board Member of the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre and in 2008 was awarded the inaugural Trade Tech ‘Outstanding Individual Contribution to Electronic Trading’ award.
Andrew Koh
Andrew Koh
Deputy Chief Manager, Risk Management
China Construction Bank, Singapore
Andrew Koh is currently the Deputy Chief Manager, Risk Management of China Construction Bank, Singapore Branch. He is a notable thought leader, risk, compliance and governance expert with over 25 years of working experience covering banking, finance, cards and payment sectors. He has worked in various risk management roles and cross-functional roles in audit, compliance, fraud and technology risk management. As a recognized keynote speaker, panelist moderator and adviser in major conferences, he has presented to board members, directors, C-suite executives, industry experts from central banks, government bodies, financial institutions, major Asian and U.S. Fortune 500 corporations. Andrew has been actively involved in Singapore fin-tech start-ups a.k.a. new “Silicon Valley” and has written a series of articles on Rethinking Enterprise Risk Management for an award winning risk magazine, StrategicRisk. He is listed as one of LinkedIn’s power profiles in Singapore under the finance category.
Benjamin Koh
Benjamin Koh
Chief Investment Officer
Lighthouse Advisors
Geoff Leeming
Geoff Leeming
(former) Director, Security Engineering & Technology Risk
RBS
Daniel Liebau
Daniel Liebau
Founder
Lightbulb Capital

Dan Liebau is the founder of Lightbulb Capital and has a passion for Innovation, Finance and Technology.

Before starting Lightbulb Capital Dan was COO and on the board of HSBC Securities (Singapore) Pte Limited – the entity to provide access to the Singapore Stock Market (SGX) for the Global Equities Business within HSBC.




Dan was previously also the IT Head of HSBC’s Investment Bank in Singapore and Japan.

His work experience spans ca. 16 years in Investment Banking Technology working for companies like UBS in Germany and the UK, Barclays Capital in Singapore and Tokyo as well as Close Brothers in his hometown Frankfurt.

Dan is a mentor for Innovation, Finance & Technology in both Swire’s accelerator program blueprint as well as Singapore based Startupbootcamp Fintech.




Dan has been invited by several Universities (SMU in Singapore, IE Business School in Spain and HKU in Hong Kong) to hold seminars on Innovation in Financial Services. He is also a speaker on Innovation in the public sector in Hong Kong and other conferences.



He graduated from the Master of Science in Innovation program at Singapore Management University (SMU) in Singapore and holds a Master in Finance degree from IE business school in Madrid, Spain.

Chi Lo
Chi Lo
Senior Economist for Greater China
BNP Paribas Investment Partners
Chi Lo is the Senior Economist for Greater China of BNP Paribas Investment Partners (BNPP IP) based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining BNPP IP, he was Head of Overseas Investment at Ping An of China Asset Management (HK) Ltd. Chi’s other positions in Asia included Asia Research Head for the British private property fund Grosvenor, chief economist and strategist for Asia at Standard Chartered Bank and research director for Greater China at HSBC in Hong Kong.

Before working in Asia, Chi was an economic advisor to the Canadian Treasury in Canada. His other experience includes international research firms in North America, regulatory bodies for securities trading in Toronto and London, and blue-chip international investment banks in North America, England and Asia. Chi is the author of ten books on Chinese and Asian economic development and markets. His latest book is “China’s Impossible Trinity: The Structural Challenges to the Chinese Dream” (2015).
Kevin Mak
Kevin Mak
Co-Founder
Ironfly
Alex Medana
Alex Medana
CEO
WIP Solutions
Alex is the CEO of FInFabrik. With a career spanning 18 years in FinServ and Fintech spent in the trenches of various Global Tier 1 financial institutions doing and managing others, zeroing in his delivery on the client both internal and external across various business lines, markets and asset classes.
 
His plain-talking ways of simplifying complex issues and technologies make him a sought after public speaker and advisor particularly for debunking the blockchain hype and pushing the agenda for real innovation.
 
His work in Fintech is at the forefront of the next wave of banking, using technology to improve the customer journey. With a team of FinFab rockstars, he is now focusing on creating the fabric of banking block by block.

Gianluca Minieri
Gianluca Minieri
Global Head of Trading
Pioneer Investments
Gianluca oversees Pioneer Investments trading operations worldwide in Asia, the U.S.A. and Europe. With a core focus on building communication within the buy side community, Gianluca is looking to change how the buy side work together to help drive change and improve liquidity. He will be part of the global head of trading discussion to give his thoughts on how the buy side in Europe are complying to the new regulations on commission unbundling.
Michael Mollemans
Michael Mollemans
Head of Sales Trading, Asia Pacific
Pavilion Global Markets
Mr. Mollemans heads up Pavilion’s Asia Pacific sales trading desk and has 20 years’ experience in Asia equity trading and research. Prior to joining Pavilion, he was Head of Electronic Trading at Credit Suisse Securities Japan.  He also worked at Daiwa Capital Markets America in New York as Head of Electronic Trading Sales, and at Credit Lyonnais Securities in Tokyo in Electronic Trading Sales. He started his career as a research analyst in the investment banking division at the Development Bank of Singapore in Singapore and Bangkok. Mr. Mollemans has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Finance) from the University of British Columbia, a Ph.D. in Econometrics from Macquarie University, is a CFA® charterholder and a Chartered Market Technician (CMT)
Jessica Morrison
Jessica Morrison
Director, Head of Market Structure and Analytics, APAC
Deutsche Bank
Eric Neo
Eric Neo
Director
33 Capital Investments
Neo Say Wei (Eric) founded Neo & Partners Global in 2014, Asia and Singapore 1st "TRADING-ATRIUM"; a complete multi-asset, low latency trading ecosystem for buy-sides. In 2015, Eric setup Neo & Partners Holdings and wholly-owned subsidiary Neo & Partners Investments. In 2016, he expanded this Entrepreneurship by establishing 33 Capital Investments, wholly-owned subsidiary of Neo & Partners Investments. Eric is keenly involved in Thought Leadership activities in numerous global conferences. He has over 15 years of experiences across voice and electronic trading industries within Asia-Pacific region.
Viktor Östebo
Viktor Östebo
Head of Institutional Trading
Flow Traders Asia Pte. Ltd.
Ned Phillips
Ned Phillips
Founder and CEO
Bambu

Ned Phillips, Founder and CEO of Bambu, has been based in Asia for the past 25 years. Ned has been involved in FinTech since 1999 where he started his journey with E*TRADE before becoming the Managing Director for Asia up until 2007. Ned was then part of the transformation of stock exchange technology with SGX and Chi-X, building a new pan Asian trading platform. Ned has been active in this recent wave of FinTech development. He was a consultant to 8 Securities as they launched the first Robo Advisor in Asia. Bambu is a B2B Robo Advisor, launched in February 2016 and revenue is positive and funded.

Amol Pradhan
Amol Pradhan
Head of Agile Transformation APAC Group
Barclays
Benjamin Quinlan
Benjamin Quinlan
CEO and Managing Partner
Quinlan & Associates
Benjamin Quinlan is the CEO and Managing Partner of Quinlan & Associates. Prior to founding Quinlan & Associates, Benjamin was the Head of Strategy for Deutsche Bank AG’s Equities business in Asia Pacific and its Investment Bank in Greater China, and sat on a number of the bank’s global and regional executive committees. He was also the global strategy lead for several of Deutsche Bank’s landmark projects executed out of London and New York. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Benjamin worked as a Management Consultant at Oliver Wymanin the firm’s Corporate & Institutional Banking practice. Before joining Oliver Wyman, Benjamin worked at UBS AG in the bank’s Asia Pacific Client Coverage and Group Strategy departments. He began his career in M&A and Capital Markets Advisory at PwC in Sydney.
Bharath Rao
Bharath Rao
Founder & CEO
Coinpit Inc.

Bharath is a visionary leader who has successfully developed and launched a diverse portfolio of products. He is known for creating innovative solutions to impossible problems. Bharath spent 10 years on Wall Street mastering the trading art. And in 2014 he started to design and build Coinpit – a trustless, private, and transparent blockchain based futures exchange platform. In addition to being a tech savvy entrepreneur, he has an amazing ability to ignite passion in talented people and help them grow into leaders.

Marc Robinson
Chief Relationship Officer
SBI Japannext
Kent Rossiter
Kent Rossiter
MD, Head of Regional APAC
Allianz Global Investors
Kent is the Head of Regional Asia Pacific Trading for Allianz Global Investors which have assets under management in excess of EUR 291billion. He has over twenty years investment experience and is best suited to lead a roundtable discussion exclusive to heads of trading from the buy side to discuss day to day challenges and solutions. He will also be presenting a summary of the discussions on the morning of day two.
Gaurav Sahni
Gaurav Sahni
VP and Head
Estee Capital
Saurabh Singal
Managing Partner
Ankam Partners LLP
Hugh Spencer
Regional Head of Trading (Asia)
Janus Capital Singapore Pte Ltd
Andy Staples
Chief Economist, South East Asia
Economist Intelligence Unit
Abraham A. Tachjian
Abraham A. Tachjian
Fintech Lawyer, Adviser and Speaker
Fintech Lawyer, Adviser and Speaker
Abraham Tachjian is an experienced lawyer in capital markets and financial services. Throughout his career, he has been involved in large and complex deals where he has provided legal support through a pragmatic and business oriented approach. He has advised on transactions with respect to structured products, debt capital markets, investment banking and derivatives. He is common law and civil law qualified and practices in both English and French. Abraham is also a strong proponent of fintech and an industry recognised expert. He focuses on the numerous potential applications of blockchain in the context of financial services as well as the burgeoning field of regtech. His background in law and banking along with his understanding of technological underpinnings allows him to provide counsel with a unique point of view that bridges the gap between these fields.
TK Tan
Chief Technology Officer
Grasshopper
Masahiko Todoriki
Masahiko Todoriki
Vice President
Mizuho Securities
Masahiko is working in Mizuho Securities as a team leaders of researchers and developers working on AI analysis in financial industry and AI market prediction used for algorithmic trading.

He is,currently, carrying out a project of building high performance deep learning analysis platform in-house with various historical and real-time market data inputs.

Prior to this, he was engaged in AI and quantitative research and development of algorithmic trading strategy for over 10 years.
Kendall Tse
Kendall Tse
Head of Trading, APAC
Robeco
Mr. Tse joined Robeco Hong Kong in 2009 as a Senior Equities Trader.  Since 2013, Mr. Tse has been the Head of Trading for the Asia-Pacific region, based in the Hong Kong office.  In this capacity, he manages the Hong Kong trading desk, overseeing Asian equity trading across 15 markets in the region for all Robeco funds and mandates.  He began his career in 2005 as a proprietary trader at Swift Trade in Canada specializing in high-frequency type trading before joining outsourced-trading firm Alpha Trading in 2006 in Hong Kong, and later in Singapore, managing executions for hedge funds.
Richard Waddington
Richard Waddington
Chief Executive Officer
Sherpa Funds Technology
Richard Waddington has worked in mathematical finance for over 20 years. In 2011 he set up a fund-management co. as a vehicle for his work on improving the process of asset management, and in 2014 he took the technology that he had developed and patented into a separate business, Sherpa Funds Technology. Richard now runs SFT, providing Asset Managers with improved process (“more of the risk you want, less of the risk you don’t want”), by implementing methods and technologies that generate consistent returns and which make his clients more investible.
Zhijian Wu
Zhijian Wu
MD and CTO
Woodsford Capital
Zhijian is the CEO of Woodsford Capital Management Pte Ltd, the largest passive strategy manager in Singapore. In Woodsford, Zhijian spends most of his time conducting investment related research. Zhijian’s main research interest is in the area of tactical and strategic asset allocation, factor investing and behavioral finance. 
Eiichiro Yanagawa
Eiichiro Yanagawa
Senior Analyst
Celent
TK Yap
TK Yap
Executive Director
OCBC Securities
Mr TK Yap, CFA, is Executive Director at OCBC Securities overseeing its Institutional Business, focusing on electronic flow execution into the regional cash equities markets. TK has vast experience in the industry for 30 years now. Joining OCBC Securities in 1998 to start its broker dealer sales trading and electronic execution business, he built the firm’s agency only execution capability cash, for the derivatives, portfolio trading, proprietary and market making desks of the global broker dealers, and trading desks of private banks, buy sides and propriety trading firms. The firm’s niche includes market makers, delta one and synthetic/swap desks, systematic/quantitative