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61st ACI World Congress, Singapore

Sands Expo & Convention Centre Level 3,
Marina Bay Sands

GUEST OF HONOUR

Mr Ravi Menon
Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

ORGANISED BY

61st ACI World Congress, Singapore

Sands Expo & Convention Centre Level 3,
Marina Bay Sands

GUEST OF HONOUR

Mr Ravi Menon
Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

ORGANISED BY

SUPPORTED BY

The ACI World Congress

ACI World Congress is the preeminent financial markets association conference held in different country each year. ​The ACI World Congress has a long history and was first organized in 1955. Last year the 60th ACI World Congress was held in Paris with many international delegations attending.

Singapore has held the conference in year 1980, 2001 & 2013 and has been successful in being offered to host it again in 2023. ​This is definitely an honour to host the 61st ACI World Congress this year which allow us to fly the flag for Singapore as a Global Financial Markets Hub. ​

61st ACI World Congress, Singapore

Financial Markets Association of Singapore (FMAS) is proud to be the organiser of the 61st ACI World Congress, which will be held on 21st and 22nd September 2023 in Singapore at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands. The theme of this conference is “Navigating Asia in the Next Decade”, and we are honoured to have Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, as our Guest-of-Honor for this event.

A gala reception will be held on 21st September 2023 from 6pm onwards at The Clifford Pier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, where delegates will have an opportunity to interact and network with fellow financial markets professionals at this reception.​

Save the dates and join us for this event as FMAS prepares a fantastic lineup of keynote speakers for this event which will be held over 2 full-day that will gather attendees from the global Financial Markets community in Singapore.

Our Speakers

Our committee has put together a fantastic lineup of distinguished speakers and we are truly honored to have them speaking at our event. Join us and hear from our speakers as they share impactful insights at their sessions. Please visit our conference agenda under the Programme Tab.

Guest of
Honour

Mr Ravi Menon

Managing Director
Monetary Authority of Singapore

Speakers

Mr Alex Shterenberg

Global Head of G10 and EM EFX Trading
Barclays

Mr Andrew Ng

President, FMAS
Group Executive & Head of Treasury and Markets
DBS Bank Ltd

Professor Bernard Yeung

President Emeritus (Inaugural) of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research, Emeritus Professor, NUS Business School, and Changjiang (Yangtze River) Scholar, Visiting Chair Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

Mr Bilahari Kausikan

Chairman, Middle East Institute
National University of Singapore

Mr Chuan Jin Fong (CJ)

Managing Director and Head of APAC &
EMEA Sales
GSR

Mr Daniel Maguire

LSEG Head of Post Trade & LCH Group Chief Executive Officer
LSEG

Mr David Dredge

CIO, CEO and Director
Convex Strategies Pte Ltd

Ms Deborah Ho

Country Head of Singapore and Head of Southeast Asia
BlackRock

Mr Dhaval Shah

Managing Director Institutional Investor Sales Currencies and Emerging Markets
J.P.Morgan

Ms Elaine Yew

Senior Partner
Egon Zehnder

Mr Gerald Chan

Partner at Dymon Asia Capital

Mr Heng Koon How

Head of Markets Strategy,
Global Economics and Markets Research

United Overseas Bank

Mr Jakob Palmstierna

Chief Executive Officer
GSR

Mr James Ellery

Co-head & Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Singapore and Head of Global Currencies and Emerging Markets in Asia Pacific
Goldman Sachs

Mr Jason Norman Lee

Managing Director,
Legal & Regulatory

Temasek

Dr Jeffrey Jaensubhakij

Group Chief Investment Officer
GIC

Mr Jimmy Lim

Founder & CIO
Modular Asset Management

Dr Joanne Khew

Director, ESG Specialist
Eastspring Investments Singapore

Mr John Ho

Global Head of Legal, Financial Markets
Standard Chartered Bank

The Honorable Jonathan E. Kaplan

U.S. Ambassador to Singapore

Mr Hyder Ahmad

CEO/CIO
Broad Peak

Mr Juan Madera Jimenez

Financial Services Lead
Microsoft Singapore

Mr Kevin Burke

Chief Executive Officer,
Asia Pacific

JB Drax Honoré

Mr Leng Hoe Lon

Chairperson
ACIWC 2023 Organising Committee
Global Head of FX Flow & EM Linear Rates Trading
Global Markets, AEJ

Nomura Singapore

Ms Li Huishi

Senior Vice President, Sustainable Business
United Overseas Bank

Mr Li Zhen

Managing Director
Deputy Head of FX and Commodity Derivatives Trading & Structuring
Treasury & Markets

DBS Bank

Mr Lutfey Siddiqi

Master of Ceremonies
ACIWC 2023
Visiting Professor-in-Practice
London School of Economics

Mr Martijn Hoogerwerf

Head of Sustainable Finance APAC
ING

Mr Michael Syn

Senior Managing Director
Head of Equities

SGX Group

Mr Mohit Khurana

Chief Investment Officer & Chief Executive Officer
Southern Ridges Capital

Dr Muhamad Chatib Basri

Chairman
PT Bank Mandiri tbk. and
PT XL-Axiata tbk

Ms Mukaya (Tai) Panich

CEO and CIO
SCB 10X

Ms Ong Ai Ling

Portfolio Manager,
Head of Artificial Intelligence of Investments

Lion Global Investors

Ms Patricia Or

Regulatory Affairs Lead for SEA, India and Japan
Bloomberg L.P.

Mr Peng Cheng

Managing Director and Head of Big Data & AI Strategies
J.P. Morgan

Mr Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer and Director
DBS Group

Mr Pradyumna Agrawal

Managing Director, Investment (Blockchain)
Temasek

Mr Shiang Hue Lye

Chief Investment Officer
Astignes Capital

Ms Stefanie Holtze-Jen

Chief Investment Officer and Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management APAC
Deutsche Bank Private Bank

Mr Stephane Malrait

ACI FMA Chairman
Global Head of Market Structure and Innovation for Financial Markets

ING Bank

*The above are our confirmed speakers, and we will continue to update this page with more confirmed speakers over time.

Our Sponsors & Exhibitors

We are immensely grateful to have the support and sponsorships from our sponsors and exhibitors for 61st ACI World Congress 2023 and we sincerely thank them for their support in making this event an exciting one!

PLATINUM Sponsors

NITTAN
CAPITAL

Gold Sponsors

SILVER Sponsors

Gala Reception Lead Sponsor

Exhibitors

Endorsed By

PLATINUM Sponsors

NITTAN
CAPITAL

Gold Sponsors

SILVER Sponsors

Gala Reception Lead Sponsor

Our Exhibitors

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Who Will Attend the Conference?

Attending this conference is essential for anyone participating in the treasury and capital markets and it provides an opportunity to interact with key market leaders and decision-makers:

  • Central Bankers & Financial Markets Regulators
  • CEOs of Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Heads of Treasury
  • Heads of Broking Firms
  • Heads of Research
  • Heads of Electronic Trading
  • Treasury Trading and Sales Managers
  • Hedge Fund Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Market Makers in: FX, Money Markets, Fixed Income and Derivatives
  • Dealers & Money Brokers
  • Market Strategists & Analysts
  • Investment and Fund Managers

Use the Conference to:

Identify

Identify the current financial market trends & challenges and demonstrate how your organisation can support the industry and your clients

Meet

Meet the market leaders, decision-makers in the industry and financial markets trading and sales fraternity

Strengthen

Strengthen relationships with existing clients, develop new contacts and raise your profile

Reinforce

Reinforce your credentials as a key player within the treasury and capital markets

Venue

61st ACI World Congress 2023 Conference

Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Ave, Level 3, Singapore 018956
Hibiscus Junior Ballroom and Jasmine Junior Ballroom

Date: 21 & 22 September 2023
Time: 9.00am to 5.15pm
Registration starts at 8.30am
Attire: Business Suit / Business Formal

61st ACI World Congress 2023 Gala Reception

The Clifford Pier
80 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore 049326

Date: 21 September 2023
Time: 6.15pm to 9.00pm
Registration starts at 6.00pm
Attire: Business Suit / Business Formal

Accommodation

FMAS is pleased to partner with Tour East Group as our official Event Hospitality Partner for 61st ACI World Congress 2023 event.

For accommodation booking and day tour in Singapore, please contact:

Tour East Group
79 Anson Rd, #07-04/05, Singapore 079906
Tel: 6461 7999  |  Email: mice@toureast.net  |  Website: https://www.toureast.net

About Tour East
Established in 1972, Tour East Group is a full-service Destination Management Company operating B2B exclusively from 13 countries across Asia. With more than 500 travel professionals supporting our industry partners deliver exceptional personalized travel experiences and MICE programs in Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Tour East officially became a proud member of the Global DMC Network by JTB Group in 2014. Our network maintains operating and representative offices in key cities to ensure consistently high-quality standards wherever you are.

About ACI FMA

ACI Financial Markets Association (ACI FMA) is a leading global trade association representing the interests of the professional in the global financial market’s community. Established in 1955, ACI FMA is focused on enhancing best financial market practices and supporting market professionals to adhere to principles of ethical conduct and has set the standard in global practice and financial markets accreditations.​

ACI FMA – The Financial Markets Association is globally assisting the professional standing of the financial markets industry. A broad array of financial market professionals from all sectors in the financial services, from sell-side bankers and brokers to buy-side clients and regulators, are again understanding the enormous role that the ACI can play in the modern world. Financial institutions are involved in in receiving ACIFMA training and education programmes, and the ACI Model Code is widely accepted as the single best global standard of OTC ethical conduct available to the market. Being a member of ACI is of tremendous importance in many countries, and ACI FMA networking among ACI members can open opportunities globally.​

To find out more about ACI FMA please visit https://acifma.com/history

About FMAS

Formed in 1972, we are the standard bearer for financial markets’ professionals in Singapore. Our history has been inextricably linked to Singapore’s emergence as a leading financial centre in the world.​

Financial Markets Association of Singapore (formerly known as ACI Singapore) is affiliated to ACI – The Financial Markets Association (ACI FMA), a Paris-based global umbrella body of financial markets associations, ACI FMA, founded as Association Cambiste Internationale and has more than 8,000 international members worldwide in more than 60 countries, making it the largest international association in the wholesale financial markets and was founded in France in 1955 following an agreement between foreign exchange dealers in Paris and London. Singapore has always been an active participant in the ACI Global arena with elected representatives in the ACI FMA Standing Committees. Our Singapore Committee members have been elected to various global committees over the years and presently to the ACI FMA Board of Education.

The Association was officially renamed to Financial Markets Association of Singapore on 31st March 2021 to reflect a stronger focus on the domestic agenda and is still affiliated with ACI FMA. Our Executive Committee had recommended that the association should adopt a progressive mentality and refocus our efforts to promote the association’s key objective of fostering collaboration within the financial market ecosystem. This includes promoting and supporting all participants who supports the front office of financial market in Singapore, such as the treasury middle and back office, the risk and compliance professions and recognised market operators in the ecosystem. In addition, it was recommended to expand our membership criteria and allow these participants supporting the front office to join our membership. By allowing more support function role employees to join FMAS, they will in turn benefit from the association’s activities that includes improving standards, increase collaboration, education, networking and promote charity giving. All these add value to our industry as a whole.

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Mr Alex Shterenberg

Global Head of G10 and EM EFX Trading
Barclays

Alex Shterenberg is a Managing Director and Global Head of G10 and EM EFX Trading at Barclays, based in London.
Alex joins us after five years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was Global Head of FX Algorithmic Execution, and Head of eFX Trading for the Americas. In this role he developed and oversaw cutting-edge pricing and hedging models.

Previously, Alex was at JP Morgan for six years, most recently as Global Head of FX Execution Services where he founded the FX algo business, and designed and implemented new algos, TCA models and tools. Before that, he was responsible for risk management in JPMorgan’s Automated Trading Strategies group. He has also worked as a senior consultant and developer at Broadway Technology after starting his banking career in Equities Market Data and Trade Execution Technology at UBS.
Alex graduated with a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Aerospace Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr Andrew Ng

President, FMAS
Group Executive & Head of Treasury and Markets

DBS Bank Ltd

Mr Andrew Ng is Group Executive of DBS & Head of Treasury and Markets. He joined DBS in 2000 and was named Managing Director and Regional Head of Trading in 2005.

Since 2006, Andrew has been instrumental in leading DBS Treasury and Market’s expansion in the region. In addition, he helped build a pan-Asia trading platform on different asset classes and established a region-wide local currencies derivative capability for the bank. He has also expanded DBS’ capabilities in generic and exotic derivatives.

Andrew has worked in the treasury business for over 35 years. Prior to joining DBS, he was Executive Director at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce from 1995 to 1999. In that role, he set up CIBC’s trading platform and derivative capabilities on Asian currencies. Between 1986 and 1995, Andrew was Head of North Asia Trading and Treasurer of Chase Manhattan Bank in Taipei.

Professor Bernard Yeung

President Emeritus (Inaugural) of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research, Emeritus Professor, NUS Business School, and Changjiang (Yangtze River) Scholar, Visiting Chair Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

Professor Bernard Yeung is Chair Professor, and China’s Ministry of Education appointed Changjiang (Yangtze River) Scholar, visiting the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) (Aug 2023 – ). He is also the President Emeritus (Inaugural) of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research and an emeritus professor at the National University of Singapore Business School.

Professor Yeung was the President of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (2013 to 2023). He was also the Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor in Finance and Strategic Management at the National University of Singapore Business School (Jun 2008 – Jun 2023). He was Dean of NUS Business School from June 2008 to June 2019. Before joining NUS, he was the Abraham Krasnoff Professor in Global Business, Economics, and Management at New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business and the Director of the NYU China House. From 1988 to 1999, he taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Alberta from 1983 to 1988.

Professor Yeung has published widely cited work in top-tier academic journals covering Finance, Economics, Strategy, and International Business topics. He has more than 30,600 citations.

He was awarded the Public Administration Silver Medal (2018) in Singapore, the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award (2013) from the Academy of Management, and is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business.
Professor Yeung was a member of the Economic Strategies Committee in Singapore (2009), a member of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) in Singapore (2016-2018), and a member of the Financial Research Council of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (2010 -2013).

Professor Yeung sits on the Advisory Board of the East Asia Institute, NUS and the Advisory Committee of the Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica. Professor Yeung also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Bank of China (BOC) Aviation Limited since 2016 and the Advisory Board of Healthway Medical Corporation Ltd (2018-2022).

Professor Yeung received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario and his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.

 

Mr Bilahari Kausikan

Chairman, Middle East Institute
National University of Singapore

Bilahari Kausikan is currently Chairman of the Middle East Institute, an autonomous institute of the National University of Singapore. He has spent his entire career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During his 37 years in the Ministry, he served in a variety of appointments at home and abroad, including as Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Permanent Representative to the UN in New York, and as the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry. Raffles Institution, the University of Singapore and Columbia University in New York all attempted to educate him.

Mr Chuan Jin Fong (CJ)

Managing Director and Head of APAC & EMEA Sales
GSR

Chuan Jin (CJ) Fong is a Managing Director and the Head of APAC & EMEA Sales at GSR, one of the largest global digital assets market makers and trading shop. Before entering the crypto market CJ started his career on the trading floor in Hong Kong as a Fixed Income Structurer at Morgan Stanley before switching roles to head up Fixed Income Solutions for Morgan Stanley Private Bank in APAC. He also worked for Nomura Private Bank, where he focused on key client solutions in both public and private markets. CJ holds a double degree from Singapore Management University.

Mr Daniel Maguire

LSEG Head of Post Trade & LCH Group Chief Executive Officer
LSEG

Daniel became Group Head, Post Trade, London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) on 1 January 2020. He is also a member of LSEGs Executive Committee.

Daniel joined LCH in 1999, and during his career at LCH and LSEG has held a variety of senior roles including Global Head of SwapClear, ForexClear, LCH Group COO and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of LCH Group in October 2017.

Daniel had responsibility for risk management, default management, product management, regulatory strategy, programme delivery, sales, marketing and operations across LCH’s SwapClear service, chairing SwapClear Default Management Group and participating in LCHs Risk Committee. In 2010 Daniel established and built out LCH’s North America operations in New York and led SwapClear’s client clearing franchise. Daniel worked at J.P. Morgan from 2005 to 2008 before returning to LCH on 1 September 2008 where he was immediately responsible for the successful trading and unwinding of Lehman Brothers’ LCH-cleared bond and repo portfolio.

Over his career Daniel has made significant contributions to the development of CCP and derivatives regulatory frameworks across the globe, as well as a leading role in the industry in LIBOR and new reference rate transition, and also the UK withdrawal from the EU and the impact on Financial Services. Daniel was appointed to the Board of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) in April 2018, Daniel was appointed as Chairman of CurveGlobal Limited in May 2020 and also Chairman of UnaVista Limited in June 2021.

Mr David Dredge

CIO, CEO and Director
Convex Strategies Pte Ltd

David Dredge is CIO, CEO and a Director of Convex Strategies Pte Ltd. Mr Dredge fulfilled these same roles while managing the Fund under City Financial Investment Company Pte Ltd. Prior to joining City Financial Investment Company Pte Ltd, Mr. Dredge worked as Co-Chief Investment Officer at Fortress Investment Group LLC. Prior to joining Fortress in 2011, Mr. Dredge was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Artradis Fund Management in Singapore, where he was responsible for the non-equity aspects of their volatility based portfolio. Previously, Mr. Dredge built Asian and Global EM businesses for RBS/ABN AMRO Group and Bankers Trust. Prior to that he performed various trading roles for Bank of America in San Francisco, London, Singapore, Jakarta, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Mr. Dredge is a main committee member of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Markets Committee (SFEMC).

Mr. Dredge graduated from University of Utah with a degree in Finance and completed an MBA at the University of California, Berkeley.

Ms Deborah Ho

Country Head of Singapore and Head of Southeast Asia
BlackRock

Deborah is the regional head of the South East Asian business for BlackRock and country head of BlackRock Singapore.

Based in Singapore, Deborah is responsible for a wide-ranging portfolio in markets across South East Asia. This includes delivering the breadth and depth of BlackRock’s capabilities to clients in the region.

BlackRock is one of the world’s leading providers of investment, advisory and risk management solutions. As of Q4 2022, BlackRock’s assets under management total US$8.59 trillion across fixed income, cash management, alternative investment, real estate, equities and advisory strategies.

Deborah is a member of BlackRock’s Asia-Pacific Executive Committee. She was the APAC Chair for WIN from 2018 – 2022 and has had extensive experience at the helm of various women’s networks in the financial services industry in Asia and continues to champion gender equality in the workplace.

Deborah is passionate about developing leaders in the financial services sector in Asia. She is active in contributing to the development of the financial industry in Singapore. She represents BlackRock on the Financial Centre Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), which consists the most senior representatives of the top financial institutions in Singapore. She was also a member of the Steering Committee of the Green Finance Industry Taskforce, an industry grouping convened by the MAS to accelerate the development of green finance in Singapore.

Deborah has 30 years of experience in Investment Banking and Asset Management and is on the investment committee of the LKY fund for Bilingualism. She is a Board member of the Singapore Land Transport Authority and is a trustee on the board of the Singapore Management University.

Deborah was most recently awarded the Lifetime achievement award by Markets Media Group in the 2021 Women in finance Asia Awards for her contribution to female talent development in the Finance Industry.

Mr Dhaval Shah

Managing Director Institutional Investor Sales Currencies and Emerging Markets
J.P.Morgan

Dhaval Shah covers Strategic Clients for JPM in Asia for Currencies and Emerging Markets. He is based in Singapore. Dhaval is a 25+ year veteran of Asian markets and has been with JPM for 15+ years – he has covered various market segments on sales side over his career including Corporates, Institutions, HF, RM and CB/SWFs. Apart from his work, he is an avid reader which includes reading comics (Lee Falk and Stan Lee being the favorites)

 

Ms Elaine Yew

Senior Partner
Egon Zehnder

Elaine Yew is a Senior Partner in Egon Zehnder and the Global Co-Head for our Family Business and Family Office Practice. She is also the Asia lead of our Global Board Practice and a founding leader of our Global Leadership Advisory Practice. She serves private and public companies on succession planning for CEO, other C-level positions and Non-Executive positions and advises clients on CEO development, top team effectiveness, organizational culture and board effectiveness. Elaine is a trained Coach and Fellow of the Institute of Coaching, McLean, affiliated to the Harvard Medical School. She is also a certified Mediator and uses some of the principles in helping people work better together.

Elaine joined the firm in 2000 and spent the first nine years in the London office developing the Private Equity Practice in Europe. She moved to Singapore to lead the office there as Managing Partner until 2016. She was also a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee for eight years.

Before joining the firm, Elaine helped to lead an industry change program while at Global Freight Exchange, the world’s first Internet-based global marketplace for air cargo. Prior to that, she was Executive Director with Goldman Sachs in the European Equities Division, based in London. Earlier, she was a Consultant with Monitor Company, working across Europe with clients in diverse sectors. She started her career with the Singapore Economic Development Board, where she was at the center of early regionalization work, helping Singapore companies develop their presence in Indochina and Myanmar in the early 1990s.

Elaine’s first passion was the Theatre, and she has a BA with Honours in English and Drama from the University of Kent and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Education is a big area of interest for Elaine and where most of her community work is centered. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore and is a member of the Industry Advisory Board of NUS’s School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE). Elaine also serves on the Board of Governors of the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus group of schools in Singapore.

Elaine’s other focus in her community work is in the area of leadership and workforce development in Singapore. She sat on the Board of Workforce Singapore, and is on the Advisory Board of Women’s Forum Singapore. She sits on the board of The Majurity Trust, a philanthropic foundation, and chairs their Tangent Initiative.

In addition, Elaine is a Director on the Board of SPH Media Holdings, on the independent Nominating Committee of BW Offshore, BW Energy, BW LPG and Hafnia, listed on the Norwegian Stock Exchange; and is a member of the Asia Advisory Board of Allianz. She is also a board member of the Singapore International Mediation Centre and is a Justice of the Peace.

Mr Gerald Chan

Partner at Dymon Asia Capital

Mr. Gerald Chan a Partner at Dymon Asia Capital. Prior to joining Dymon Asia in July 2015, Mr. Chan was Country Head and CEO of UBS in Singapore. Mr. Chan worked in UBS from 1994 – July 2015 and held various key roles in his tenor within the firm.

Mr Heng Koon How

Head of Markets Strategy,
Global Economics and Markets Research

United Overseas Bank

Koon How is the Head of Markets Strategy at the Global Economics and Markets Research team at UOB, where he formulates forecasts and market views for foreign exchange (FX), commodities and interest rates. In addition to traditional FICC related research, Koon How is also a member of UOB’s Blockchain and Digital Assets (BCDA) taskforce. He has more than 25 years of financial markets experience across the key asset classes. Fluent in English and Mandarin, Koon How actively participates and moderates at various investment seminars and forums across the Asia Pacific region and is a regular commentator in key local and international print and broadcast media.

Mr Jakob Palmstierna

Chief Executive Officer
GSR

Jakob Palmstierna is the global CEO of crypto market maker GSR. Prior to joining GSR, he was Head of EMEA business at Two Sigma Investments and a board director of Two Sigma Interna7onal. He has over a decade of experience developing business and investment solu7ons in systema7c investment management, including roles at Winton Capital Management and Barclays Global Investors (BGI). Jakob earned a BSc in Economics from Lund University where he also completed the MSc coursework in Economics.

Mr James Ellery

Co-head & Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Singapore and Head of Global Currencies and Emerging Markets in Asia Pacific
Goldman Sachs

James is co-head of Goldman Sachs Singapore and head of Global Currencies and Emerging Markets in Asia Pacific. He is also chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte. James oversees all of the firm’s activities across South East Asia and is co-chair of the Singapore Leadership Group. He is a member of the Global Banking & Markets Operating Committee, Global Banking & Markets – Public Inclusion and Diversity Committee, Asia Pacific Inclusion and Diversity Committee and Asia Pacific Global Banking & Markets – Public Best Execution Committee. James joined Goldman Sachs in 2015 as a partner.

Prior to joining the firm, James worked at JP Morgan for his entire career, most recently as head of Global Foreign Exchange (FX) Options and Asia FX Trading.

James earned a BSc in Economics from London School of Economics in 2000.

Mr Jason Norman Lee

Managing Director,
Legal & Regulatory

Temasek

Jason is currently Managing Director, Head of Regulatory & Compliance in Temasek and based in Singapore. He has more than 20 years of experience providing legal and regulatory advice in global financial markets.

Jason’s focus areas are in complex derivatives, financial regulation (including sanctions), technology and data, commodities, FDI regimes and private equity. He has also led and managed restructurings and workouts, regulatory investigations and compliance programs across diverse business areas and geographies. Jason is an active participant in various industry bodies and initiatives and speaks regularly at industry events. His current focus includes ESG regulations and sustainability standards.

Jason is qualified in four different jurisdictions and has practiced in a variety of in-house and practice roles in London, Singapore, and Sydney. Prior to joining Temasek, Jason spent 13 at a global investment bank where he held senior leadership functions in APAC.

Dr Jeffrey Jaensubhakij

Group Chief Investment Officer
GIC

Dr Jeffrey Jaensubhakij was appointed Group Chief Investment Officer in January 2017. He oversees GIC’s total investment portfolio, and works with investment group heads to manage and monitor investment activities across all asset classes. He also leads the development of short- and long-term investment policies to optimize the risk-reward of the total portfolio across changing investment environments. He joined GIC in 1998 as a Senior Economist covering the US economy and was subsequently appointed Co-Head of Asset Allocation Strategy in the Economics and Strategy Department. He was Head of Total Return Equities and the US Equities teams based in GIC’s New York Office from 2003 to 2011. He was subsequently appointed President, Europe in 2011 coordinating GIC’s investment activities in Europe across public and private asset classes, President, Public Markets and Director of Public Equities in 2013, and Deputy Group Chief Investment Officer in 2016.

Dr Jaensubhakij holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Cambridge University, as well as a Master’s and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.

Mr Jimmy Lim

Founder & CIO
Modular Asset Management

Mr. Lim, a recognized leading Asian macro investor for more than a decade, has over 20 years of trading and investing experience. He is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Modular Asset Management (MAM), a multi-strategy macro hedge fund investing in Asia. Prior to launching MAM, Mr. Lim served as Asia Macro Portfolio Manager at Millennium Capital Management (Singapore), where he managed a $600M portfolio. While at Millennium, Mr. Lim developed an investment and research team with sector specialization within Asian markets. In addition, he developed and refined proprietary trading tools to support and enhance the specialized expertise of the team. Prior to that, Mr. Lim was Asia Macro Portfolio Manager at BlueCrest Capital Management (Geneva and Singapore), where he developed his investment strategy and built out an investment team. Prior to his tenure at BlueCrest, Mr. Lim was CIO, Executive Director and Head of Asia Ex-Japan Macro Trading at JPMorgan. Before that, he served as Regional Head for FX and Rate market making for G10 and Asian currencies for Lehman Brothers (Tokyo and Singapore). He began his career as an FX trader at Standard Chartered and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore.

Dr Joanne Khew

Director, ESG Specialist
Eastspring Investments Singapore

Dr. Joanne Khew has more than 12 years of experience in ESG and Sustainability. She is currently a Director, ESG Specialist at Eastspring Investments Singapore. Reporting to the Chief Investment Officer, Joanne works across the equities, fixed income and private market investment teams to deepen ESG integration throughout the investment cycle. Her role spans the creation of proprietary ESG analysis tools, the design of ESG monitoring and engagement systems and ESG development.

Prior to joining Eastspring, she was Director, Sustainable Finance and Strategic Partnerships at Standard Chartered Bank where she contributed to growing the sustainable financing portfolio in Asia across sustainable debt, trade and derivative products. She was also involved in the establishment of market-making initiatives such as the Climate Impact X carbon credit marketplace. Joanne held the role of ESG Specialist at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank where she expanded its Sustainable Capital Markets Initiative, ensuring ESG and Climate integration across the investment cycle for capital market, loans and private equity products.

Joanne graduated with a PhD in Sustainability Science from the University of Tokyo’s Graduate Program in Sustainability Science.

 

Mr John Ho

Head of Legal, Financial Markets
Standard Chartered Bank

John Ho is the Global Head of Legal, Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Bank (“SCB”), overseeing and providing legal advisory, transactional and documentation support for Financial Markets (FM) business globally for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), its branches and affiliates. Mr Ho is a member of Regulatory Working Group of the ACI FMA. Mr. Ho is also the co-chair of (1) the ISDA South East Asia Legal and Regulatory Committee and (2) the ISDA Asia Pacific ESG Working group.

He is an active participant in the industry’s Fintech events and is a public speaker on topics such as Central Bank Digital Currencies, Blockchain, Digital Assets, Financial Markets, Sustainability and Regulatory Reforms. He serves as a mentor to startups and co-authored a publication from the World Economic Forum called The Digital Currency Governance Consortium Whitepaper, published in November 2021. He is a also mentor for the UK FCA Sustainability TechSprint, FCA Digital Sandbox, R3 and LongHash.

Prior to joining SCB, Mr. Ho was the Managing Director Principal in the legal department of Bear Stearns (Japan), Ltd (“Bear Stearns”) where he supported the Asia franchise (including Tokyo, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, India and South-east Asia) from January 2003 to August 2008 covering various structured products and derivatives including equity derivatives, credit derivatives, fixed income and commodities.

Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Mr. Ho worked as Asia equity counsel for Lehman Brothers in Tokyo with experience dealing in convertibles, options, warrants, delta one products and other types of equity derivatives transactions, equity finance and equity capital markets.

He is qualified as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore since 1995 and he received his law degree from the National University of Singapore.

The Honorable Jonathan E. Kaplan

U.S. Ambassador to Singapore

Ambassador Kaplan is a prominent executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose career has spanned numerous industries. He was the co-founder and Chairperson of EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit organization that brought high-speed internet to more than 49 million children in K-12 classrooms nationwide. Professionally, Ambassador Kaplan is best known for founding Pure Digital Technologies and inventing its revolutionary Flip video camera. In 2009, Cisco bought Pure Digital Technologies and he became Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Consumer Products Division.

Ambassador Kaplan was also the founding CEO of The Melt, a chain of fast-casual restaurants. Previously he was President and CEO of Sega.com and he was the founder and CEO of FamilyWonder, an entertainment and technology company.

Ambassador Kaplan was named Northern California 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and was named by Business Week among the Most Influential People on the Web in 2008. He earned a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Mr Hyder Ahmad

CEO/CIO
Broad Peak

Hyder Ahmad is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Broad Peak. Mr Ahmad is the Chief Investment Officer of the firm. Prior to founding Broad Peak, Mr. Ahmad was a Partner of Goldman Sachs and ran its Equities and Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Divisions in Asia.

Mr. Ahmad holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School (1995) and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (1990).

Broad Peak is a Pan-Asian focused multi-strategy investment management firm based in Singapore. The central investment philosophy of the firm is to combine a bottom-up research-based approach with detailed fundamental analysis and an understanding of value creating catalysts. The firm focuses on fairly concentrated investments with a medium to long term investment horizon.

Mr Juan Madera Jimenez

Financial Services Lead
Microsoft Singapore

Juan leads Financial Services for Microsoft Singapore and is responsible for driving strategy, market growth and customer engagement across banking, insurance and capital markets.

Juan brings over 20 years of experience in building high performing teams and leading digital transformation across the US, Europe, and APAC.

His expertise is focused on banking infrastructure, core systems modernization, open banking, platform operating models and cloud adoption in Financial Services.

Prior to Microsoft, he held sales, consulting and management roles in Accenture, EY and IBM, and brings expertise from his previous projects in the export and education sectors.

Juan is originally from Spain and studied Mathematics at the University of Granada.

Mr Kevin Burke

Chief Executive Officer,
Asia Pacific

JB Drax Honoré

Kevin is the Chief Executive Officer for JB Drax Honore (JBDH) in Asia Pacific, JBDH is a world leading specialist riskless principal agency across a wide range of listed financial and financing products. With over 32 years experience covering Asia Pacific, 25 years of which based in the region, Kevin has held a number of global and regional sales management roles within investment banking.

Most recently he was Global Co-Head of Corporate Coverage & Head of Asia Pacific Institutional Coverage at Deutsche Bank, & Global Head of Relationship Management for Institutions. He was Global Head of Sales for Financial Markets at Standard Chartered, & also Global Head of Funds Solutions and Investor Solutions for Barclays Capital.
Extensive experience of multiple client channels across asset management, wealth management & corporate coverage for both investment banking and transaction banking products.

He holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Toxicology and Pharmacology with First Class Honours from the School of Pharmacy, University of London, & an M.Sc in Management (Industrial Relations) from the University of Oxford.

Kevin served on the Executive Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore for 5 years, is an advisory Board Member for the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) in Asia, and a Singapore Board member for the education charity U-Go, helping ambitious and promising young women in low-income countries to pursue higher education.

 

Mr Leng Hoe Lon

Chairperson
ACIWC 2023 Organising Committee
Global Head of FX Flow & EM Linear Rates Trading
Global Markets, AEJ

Nomura Singapore

Mr. Leng Hoe Lon is Global Head of FX Flow & EM Linear Rates Trading Global Markets, AEJ at Nomura Singapore. He also leads Nomura’s Cross Markets proprietary trading business in Asia.

Hoe Lon has 25 years of experience in trading and investing in financial markets. He started his career at Deutsche Bank, followed by trading roles across Asia and London with JP Morgan, ABN AMRO, Goldman Sachs, and Tudor Capital. Prior to joining Nomura, Hoe Lon was Head of Financial Markets (Singapore, Brunei and Australia) and Head of Macro Trading (ASEAN and South Asia) at Standard Chartered Bank.

In addition to his sellside and buyside experience, Hoe Lon has been a founder, advisor, and investor of various startups in Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Blockchain. He has published two books: Decrypted – A Financial Trader’s Take on Cryptocurrency and Deflated – How To Find Your Footing in a Shaky Blockchain Investment World.

Hoe Lon earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Warwick, and he is a CFA charterholder.

Ms Li Huishi

Senior Vice President, Sustainable Business
United Overseas Bank

Huishi is a Senior Vice President within the Sustainable Business Team at UOB. In her role, she supports the development and delivery of the Group’s sustainable business strategy across UOB’s footprint. She works closely with stakeholders to foster understanding, and deliver on change and positive impacts.

Huishi spent the majority of her career in environmental consulting, working alongside clients on ESG due diligence, contaminated site assessments, and compliance audits across Asia Pacific. Prior to joining UOB, Huishi spent four years with another financial institution where she was responsible for establishing, driving and embedding sustainability risk capabilities within the corporate banking division. She also spent a stint at the Prime Minister’s Office. During her tenure, she developed a deeper understanding on the intricacies of climate change through her involvement in the UNFCCC negotiations and Singapore’s domestic mitigation efforts.

Huishi holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide, and Master of Engineering (Environmental) from the University of Melbourne.

Mr Li Zhen

Managing Director
Deputy Head of FX and Commodity Derivatives Trading & Structuring
Treasury & Markets

DBS Bank

Mr Li Zhen is the Deputy Head of FX and Commodity Derivatives Trading and Structuring desk as well as the product owner for DigiFXO – DBS in-house FX Derivatives pricing and distribution engine.

He joins DBS in 2010 and has over a decade of trading and portfolio management experiences in various G7 and Emerging Markets’ FX derivatives markets. In Mr Li’s current role, he focuses on growing FX Derivatives franchise, and leads the team for FX investment, hedging solutions and product structuring at DBS. As a product and solution specialist, Mr Li also leads various quantitative and digitisation efforts at Treasury & Markets.

Prior to joining DBS, Mr Li was a FX Options trader at UOB. He holds a Master of Financial Engineering degree from UC Berkeley under MAS Scholarship.

Mr Lutfey Siddiqi

Master of Ceremonies, ACIWC 2023
Visiting Professor-in-Practice

London School of Economics

Lutfey Siddiqi is a Visiting Professor-in-Practice at the London School of Economics where he also sits on the advisory boards of the Systemic Risk Centre, the foreign policy think-tank LSE IDEAS, and the Inclusion Initiative in the Behavioural Science department. He is an Emeritus Governor of LSE and a former member of LSE investment committee.

Concurrently, he is an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore and advisory board member at the centre for governance and sustainability, NUS Business School.

He is a member of the governing board of UWC Atlantic College, Wales and a former member of the governing board of New City College Group, England.

Lutfey is a member of the World Economic Forum global future council on fiscal and monetary policy, having previously served on the councils for inclusive finance, capital markets, and infrastructure investment.

He was previously Global Head of Emerging Markets for Foreign Exchange, Rates & Credit at UBS Investment Bank where he was also the founding head of UBS Knowledge Network. Prior to that, he worked at Barclays and Deutsche bank in both London and Singapore.

 

Mr Martijn Hoogerwerf

Head of Sustainable Finance APAC
ING

Martijn Hoogerwerf is Head of Sustainable Finance APAC at ING. Based in Singapore, Martijn joined ING’s Sustainable Finance team in 2019 with over 10 years of experience in the sustainable finance markets, where he took on a variety of climate-related investment and advisory roles during this period.

Prior to moving into the environmental finance space, Martijn spent eight years in Fortis’ Transportation & Logistics and the Strategic Development teams (now merged with ABN Amro) and focused on expanding its wholesale banking activities in Asia. He moved to Hong Kong in 2006 as part of his tenure with Fortis.

Martijn brings a unique blend of commercial banking knowledge, sustainability expertise, and APAC experience. He has been instrumental in ensuring Sustainable Finance is front and center in client facing functions, securing leading mandates, and driving the growth of ING’s Sustainable Finance activities in APAC. He is Chairman of ING’s APAC Sustainable Finance Forum, a member of ING’s Sustainable Finance Management Team and Sustainable Finance Quality Board.

Martijn holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona/Spain and an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Mr Michael Syn

Senior Managing Director
Head of Equities

SGX Group

Mr Michael Syn is Head of Equities at Singapore Exchange (SGX Group). Mr Syn has management responsibility for SGX equity businesses, serving as CEO of the stock market (SGX-ST), depository (CDP) and futures market (SGX-DT/DC).

Prior to this role, Mr Syn led the Exchange’s successful derivatives business in equity, commodity and currency assets. He joined SGX Group in 2011 with a background in investment banking and investment management.

Mr Syn serves on the council of Economic Society of Singapore and the board of Sentosa Development Corporation. He chairs One Faber Group, one of Singapore’s leading operators of a suite of leisure and lifestyle services, anchored around the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network of six stations. He graduated with MA and PhD degrees from Cambridge University and attended the Harvard Advanced Management Program.

Mr Mohit Khurana

Chief Investment Officer & Chief Executive Officer
Southern Ridges Capital

Mohit Khurana is the Chief Investment officer of Southern Ridges Capital and has been trading emerging markets across FX and rates through different cycles since 2002. He founded Southern Ridges Capital in 2019 following a consistent 6 year track record of high risk-adjusted returns at BlueCrest Capital where he had started as a standalone portfolio manager in 2012. He has been able to identify, recruit and manage talent throughout his career and had built a team of 9 experienced portfolio managers prior to the launch of Southern Ridges Capital.

Prior to joining BlueCrest, Mohit was heading the South Asia Onshore & Offshore Rates trading desks at JP Morgan. Mohit began his career at Citibank, Mumbai trading India rates and FX. He then joined Barclays in 2004 where he was instrumental as part of the senior core trading team, in establishing the EM Offshore Rates
Trading desk presence in new markets such as Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia. Mohit holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a B.E. in Industrial & Production Engineering from SGSITS, Indore, India.

 

Dr Muhamad Chatib Basri

Chairman
PT Bank Mandiri tbk. and
PT XL-Axiata tbk

Muhamad Chatib Basri, is a former Minister of Finance of Indonesia. Previously he was the Chairman of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board.

Dr Basri is now the Chairman of the PT Bank Mandiri tbk. and Chairman of the PT XL-Axiata tbk.

He is a member of various International Advisory councils including the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable and Inclusive Recovery and Growth formed by the World Bank and the IMF in the face of dual crisis posed by COVID-19 pandemic and climate change; the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development; Group Eminent Personalities of the OECD Development Centre and the Advisory Board, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, the Australian National University. He is also member of the Governing Board of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

His expertise is International Trade, Macroeconomics and Political Economy.

Ms Mukaya (Tai) Panich

CEO and CIO
SCB 10X

Mukaya joined SCB 10X in 2020 as CEO and CIO.

She has over 20 years of experience working in the technology investment sector in Silicon Valley, New York, and Singapore. She was a Portfolio Manager at Pictet Asset Management, where she specialized in investment in publicly listed technology companies in Asia prior to joining SCB 10X.

Mukaya was awarded the prestigious King’s Scholarship to study abroad. She graduated with honors from MIT, where she earned bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ms Ong Ai Ling

Portfolio Manager,
Head of Artificial Intelligence of Investments

Lion Global Investors

Ong Ai Ling is Head of AIOI (Artificial Intelligence of Investments) and a portfolio manager at Lion Global Investors. Ai Ling started her investment career in London and has over 18 years of experience managing Asia-Pacific and global equity investments.

Prior to joining Lion Global Investors, Ai Ling was responsible for pan-Asian investment management at Point 72 (Singapore) and was an Investment Director at Dymon Asia (Singapore). Earlier in her career, she held investment and research roles at Davidson Kempner (Hong Kong), Coller Capital (London) and Deutsche Bank AG (London).

Ai Ling holds a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts for Law from the University of Cambridge (UK) where she graduated with double first-class honours. Ai Ling has certificates in Data Science and Machine Learning for Asset Management from the EDHEC Business School and in Data Science in Asset Management from IMAS (Investment Management Association of Singapore). She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from BPP Professional Education (London) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Ms Patricia Or

Regulatory Affairs Lead for SEA, India and Japan
Bloomberg L.P.

Patricia Or leads government and regulatory affairs in South/Southeast Asia and Japan at Bloomberg. In this role, she monitors and analyses policy trends that impact Bloomberg and its clients, and collaborates with senior leadership to develop strategies that align business objectives with regulatory developments. Patricia frequently engages policymakers and industry associations to put forth Bloomberg’s viewpoints.

Before joining Bloomberg, Patricia was at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) where she developed strategies to strengthen Singapore’s position as a wealth management hub, and formulated market conduct and investor protection policies. She was also actively involved in the work of international standard-setting and regulatory bodies such as the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF).

Patricia started her career in private banking, advising and managing financial assets of high net-worth clients based in Indonesia and Greater China.

Mr Peng Cheng

Managing Director and Head of Big Data & AI Strategies
J.P. Morgan

Peng Cheng is Managing Director and Head of Big Data and AI Strategies at JPMorgan. He is responsible for developing cross asset investment strategies leveraging alternative data and advanced statistical techniques. Prior to joining the bank in 2010, he was a Convertible and Volatility strategist at Lehman Brothers/Barclays. Peng is frequently quoted in the financial press and his research has been used as university teaching materials. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and is a CFA charterholder.

Mr Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer and Director
DBS Group

Mr. Piyush Gupta has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group since 2009.

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, headquartered in Singapore. Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “World’s Best Bank” by several global publications like Euromoney and Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, and was also named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. In addition, in 2019, DBS was listed among the top ten most transformative organisations of the decade by Harvard Business Review.

Prior to joining DBS, Piyush had a 27 year career at Citigroup, where his last position was Chief Executive Officer for South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Piyush is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University, Vice-Chairman of the Institute of International Finance, Washington, and Vice-Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Executive Committee. In addition, he is a member of Singapore’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data, and Bretton Woods Committee – Advisory Council. He sits on the boards of Singapore’s National Research Foundation, and the Singapore’s Council for Board Diversity. Piyush is a term trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA). Previously, he has been a member of the Singapore Emerging Stronger Taskforce, aimed at defining Singapore’s future in a post-Covid world, the UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the McKinsey Advisory Council.

Piyush has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, India and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad.

Piyush was awarded the Public Service Star by the President of Singapore for his meritorious services to the nation in 2020. He is a recipient of the 2023 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, the highest honour conferred by the Indian Government on the country’s diaspora.

Piyush was named one of the world’s top 100 best-performing chief executives in Harvard Business Review – 2019 edition of “The CEO 100”. He was named Global Indian of the Year by the Economic Times in 2021, Singapore Business Awards’ Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year in 2016, and Singapore Business Leader of the Year by CNBC in 2014.

In his personal capacity, Piyush takes a keen interest in nature, and is a Co-Chairman of the BirdLife International Advisory Group.

Mr Pradyumna Agrawal

Managing Director, Investment (Blockchain)
Temasek

Pradyumna Agrawal (Prady) is a Managing Director at Temasek and is currently responsible for Temasek’s blockchain venture building efforts and investments, with a focus on programmable money, digital asset tokenisation, decentralised identity and data, and Web 3 applications.

Prady is a Founding Team Member of LemmaTree, Affinidi, GoodWorker, Trustana, Marketnode, Partior, Menyala and Superscrypt, and represents Temasek on the Boards of these companies. He has previously represented Temasek on the Diem Council and the Boards of C2FO and GoJek.

Prady joined Temasek in 2013 and before his current role, he was involved in global financial services investing at Temasek, including the Americas, Southeast Asia, India, Middle East and Africa.

Prior to joining Temasek, Prady was with Morgan Stanley as Vice President, Investment Banking. He started his career as an Analyst with Sharad Dalal & Co and has worked at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young.

Prady graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Mumbai, is a qualified Chartered Accountant from India and holds a Master of Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

 

Mr Shiang Hue Lye

Chief Investment Officer
Astignes Capital

Mr. Lye is Chief Investment Officer of Astignes Capital and overseas the Firm’s investment strategies. In addition, Mr. Lye is a Portfolio Manager focused on Greater China.

Mr. Lye graducated from Cornell University with an MSc. In Electrical Engineering and from Institut Superieur d’Electronique de Paris with a Masters in Engineering.

Ms Stefanie Holtze-Jen

Chief Investment Officer and Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management APAC
Deutsche Bank Private Bank

Stefanie Holtze-Jen is the Chief Investment Officer and Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management of the International Private Bank for APAC. She is responsible for all discretionary mandates such as multi-asset portfolios, fixed income portfolios and equity portfolios.

Holtze-Jen was most recently Global Chief Currency Strategist, Portfolio Manager, at asset manager DWS, where she coordinated a team to guide the portfolio managers on strategy in foreign-exchange exposure covering the macro view, positioning and technical analysis.

Based in Singapore, she is responsible for the development for the Asian part of the house view of Deutsche Bank International Private Bank. Prior to DWS, Holtze-Jen held different leadership roles at Commerzbank AG and Royal Bank of Canada in Hong Kong, Singapore and London.

Holtze-Jen is a member of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Committee under the Monetary Authority of Singapore. She was nominated and is serving as Co-Vice Chair of the Global Foreign Exchange Committee for a two-year term.

Mr Stephane Malrait

ACI FMA Chairman
Global Head of Market Structure and Innovation for Financial Markets

ING Bank

Stéphane Malrait is Managing Director and Global Head of market structure and innovation for Financial Markets at ING Bank. Stephane is working with advocacy groups, policy makers and regulators to follow market structure and industry challenges impacting the financial market industry. He is also leading innovation activities in the capital market space within ING and developing external partnership with Fintech companies. He actively contributes in industry working groups to represent ING Bank.

Stéphane joined ING in 2015 to lead the bank e-commerce initiatives across all financial market products and to develop the financial market group’s cross-asset ecommerce strategy. Before joining ING, Stephane spent eight years at Société Générale, where he was Global Head of FIC eCommerce, creating an eCommerce business covering credit, rates, money market, emerging market and FX. Prior to this, Stéphane worked at JPMorgan Chase for ten years, serving in different roles in Global FX E-Commerce Business Management and cross-asset eCommerce technology and was based in London and New York.

Stephane has a strong background in financial markets and understands the need for continued technological development to drive positive change in trading and market structure workflows. He is leading ING Financial Market innovation strategy and working on the implementation of financial regulations that will impact the clients trading activity and transform how trading floor operates.

Stephane is also an advisor or board member for several Fintech initiatives and trading associations in Fixed income and FX. Since 2005 he has been active with the ACI Financial Market Association – an international non-profit organisation that represents the interests of market professionals in foreign exchange and money markets. He chaired the ACI FX committee from 2010 for 10 years and joined ACI FMA board in 2020 and became chairman of the board in June 2021. He is also an active member of the ECB FX contact group and co-chair the BIS Global FX code of conduct Algo and TCA sub-group.

 

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