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61st ACI World Congress, Singapore

Sands Expo & Convention Centre Level 3, Marina Bay Sands

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Welcome Message

Stephane Malrait

ACI FMA Chairman

ACI Financial Markets Association (ACI FMA) is a leading global trade association representing the interests of professionals in the global financial market community since its establishment in 1955.

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ACI Financial Markets Association (ACI FMA) is a leading global trade association representing the interests of professionals in the global financial market community since its establishment in 1955.

 

This year, we are extremely pleased to have the Financial Markets Association Singapore (FMAS), which is affiliated with ACI FMA, host our 61st ACI World Congress, on the 21st & 22nd of September 2023 in one of the world’s leading financial hubs. ACI FMA has set the standards for the industry and remains focused on enhancing best financial market practices and supporting market professionals’ conduct, whilst also setting the standards in global practice and financial markets accreditations. Therefore, it is important that all our international members, from all corners of the globe, support our ACI World Congress.

 

With representation from up to 60 local ACI FMA National Associations, our annual World Congresses always bring a lot of value to each participant. In 2022, we had a sold-out ACI World Congress in Paris in November 2022, where there was a good opportunity to hear from leading thought leaders and for many participants to network. In Singapore, the 61st ACI World Congress will explore the global challenges of the financial market industry with a dedicated focus on the increased role of Asia in the world economy. I know that FMAS has lined-up up a great agenda, so I encourage all of you to be part of this event in Singapore as we are expecting close to 500 delegates, from across the world, to attend this renowned event.

 

To all Sponsors and members attending, a big “Thank You” as I trust our Singapore colleagues will make this Congress a memorable one for all.

 

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in Singapore!

Leng Hoe Lon

Chairperson of ACIWC 2023
Organising Committee

Welcome to Singapore. The ACI FMA World Congress 2023 will be held here, and it is an opportune time to bring Financial Markets practitioners globally, with the world fully back from the pandemic.

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Welcome to Singapore. The ACI FMA World Congress 2023 will be held here, and it is an opportune time to bring Financial Markets practitioners globally, with the world fully back from the pandemic. The World Congress, since it was first established in 1955, has been committed to creating networking opportunities and two days event packed with a remarkable industry line-up of speakers and exhibitions.

 

Let us remember that, in the last few years, we have faced unprecedented risks on multiple fronts, including health, financial and geopolitical. Yet, we survived, and the financial markets have been the cornerstone of the process and will be even more critical in years to come. Collaboration and cooperations are the ways forward.

 

The theme this year is “Navigating Asia in the Next Decade”. Investing in this continent has become more complex than ever. But, at the same time, it leads to immense opportunities. We hope the content of the two-day conference will help guide participants through the mindshare of the esteemed speakers and the fellowship by meeting new friends. We will delve into the following topics; The resilience of Financial Markets Institutions, how buy-side institutions generate alpha, talent and diversity, sustainable finance and how we navigate the multi-polar world.

 

On behalf of FMAS Singapore, we thank all the sponsors and participants for making this happen. We are looking forward to bringing you an inspiring conference in September!

 

Thank you

Committee

Mr Leng Hoe Lon

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

Nomura Singapore

Mr Samuel Koh

Treasurer
ACIWC 2023 Organising Committee
Head of International, Global Markets
OCBC Bank

Mr Kenneth Kan

Programme Curator
ACIWC 2023 Organising Committee
Managing Partner & Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Dymon Asia Capital

Mr Chuan Jin Fong (CJ)

Managing Director and Head of APAC &
EMEA Sales
GSR

Ms Eileen Chia

Managing Director,
Head of Global Market Sales, Group Global Markets

UOB

Mr Jacky Tai

Managing Director,
Group Head of Trading & Structuring, Treasury & Markets
DBS Bank

Mr Jack Loh

Head of Corporate Sector Coverage, APAC
ING Bank N.V. Singapore Branch

Mr John Ho

Head, Legal, Financial Markets
Standard Chartered Bank

Mr John Lagman

APAC Crypto & FX Workflow Specialist & Strategy Lead (Cash & Derivatives),
Bloomberg L.P

Mr Lee Beng Hong

Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities
SGX Group

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 Ravichandran

Managing Director,
Financial Markets Association of Singapore

Mr Samuel Lim

Managing Director, Senior Relationship Manager, Asia Pacific
Barclays

Ms Tan Yan Pheng

Managing Director,
Global Head of EFX Liquidity,
Head of Asia EFX & Transactional FX Trading
Global Markets, FICC Trading

Bank of America

Ms Sneha Sanghvi

Head of Institutional Investors, FIG
Institutional Banking Group
DBS Bank Ltd

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.

Mr Samuel Koh

Treasurer
ACIWC 2023 Organising Committee
Head of International, Global Markets
OCBC Bank

Mr Samuel Koh joined Global Markets, OCBC Bank in April 2013. His current role is the Head of International, Global Markets. With more than thirty years of experience in the financial market, he has been a thought leader at various stages of the development in the emerging markets in Asia. He started his career with Citibank Singapore in 1990 and has worked in various capacities in Citibank, Pacific Asset Management and OCBC Bank in Singapore, as well as HSBC and Bank of China in Hong Kong.

During the span of his career, he was involved in the development and trading of Asian regional currencies Interest Rate and FX Derivatives. In 1998, he transacted the first interbank Singapore Dollar interest rate option contract. On top of that, he spends time training and mentoring the newer generations of financial market professionals across many countries.

From 2016 to 2022, he was the Deputy President of the Financial Markets Association of Singapore (previously known as ACI Singapore). Starting 2023, he took on the role of Honorary Treasurer. Within the organisation, he promotes the welfare and education of financial market practitioners in Singapore. He was the Chairman of the ACI Charity Golf which raises funds for charity organisations in Singapore in 2007, 2008 and 2017. He was awarded the 2019 Institute of Banking and Finance, IBF Fellowship Award, recognising his contribution to the financial industry in Singapore.

Mr Koh holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University Australia.

Mr Kenneth Kan

Programme Curator
ACIWC 2023 Organising Committee
Managing Partner & Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Dymon Asia Capital

Mr. Kenneth Kan is the Managing Partner and Deputy CEO at Dymon Asia Capital. With extensive experience in trading and portfolio management, he joined Dymon Asia in 2012 and has since played a vital role in the firm’s growth.

As Deputy CEO, Mr. Kan focuses on human and investor capital, overseeing the Business Development department, ESG efforts, Investor Relations, Human Resources, Communications, CSR, and Office Administration.

Mr. Kan’s industry involvement extends beyond his role at Dymon Asia. He serves on the Exco of the Financial Markets Association of Singapore (FMAS), where he also chairs the Education sub-committee. Furthermore, he actively participates in two working groups initiated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS): the Human Resources Industry Group and the Financial Sector Tripartite Committee. He is also a valued member of the SBAI ESG working group and holds the distinction of being an IBF Fellow.

Outside of his professional roles, Mr. Kan contributes to non-profit organizations as a board member of The Majurity Trust, Ray of Hope, and the Children’s Museum of Singapore. He graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Finance).

Through his leadership and expertise, Mr. Kenneth Kan continues to make a significant impact in the financial sector and the community.

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.

Ms Eileen Chia

Managing Director,
Head of Global Market Sales, Group Global Markets

UOB

Ms. Eileen Chia has over 20 years of banking experience in Global Market Sales. She leads a global sales team with presence in all major ASEAN and greater China markets, supporting various client segments from Financial Institutions to Large corporates, Small & Medium Enterprises and Retail customers.

Before UOB, Ms. Chia spent the earlier part of her banking career in Bank of America before assuming leadership roles in Nomura and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi. Ms. Chia serves on the executive committee of Financial Markets Association of Singapore and is a supporter of the mentorship program under Financial Women’s Association of Singapore.

Mr Jacky Tai

Managing Director,
Group Head of Trading, Treasury & Markets

DBS Bank

Jacky Tai is the Group Head of Trading & Structuring for Treasury & Markets at DBS Bank. Assuming this role since 2018, Jacky has been responsible for the management of trading, market making, product structuring and risk warehousing activities across asset classes regionally.

He joined Treasury & Markets at DBS in 1999 and was tasked to build up DBS Greater China trading operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. In addition to driving business outcomes, the teams in Greater China have also won many awards and accolades in local and derivatives markets from Asian Risk, Global Finance, Banker, and other leading market intelligence under Jacky’s stewardship.

An avid innovator and market pioneer, Jacky has also represented DBS Hong Kong, Singapore, and China in public forums and associations initiated by regulators such as the Hong Kong Treasury Market Association committee, ACI, ASFIMA task force, China QFII, Singapore RQFII, FX Global Code, Blue Book, China Bond Connect. Most recently, he was appointed as Treasurer of the Financial Markets Association of Singapore in January 2021. Jacky is also a strong believer in embracing Asian connectivity and digitalisation for the advancement of financial markets. He was recently conferred the IBF Fellow Award in Financial Markets in 2022.

Before joining DBS Bank, Jacky was Head of Asian Derivatives Trading at Dresdner Bank AG. He has also worked at Nomura, and JP Morgan in Hong Kong, Singapore, and New York.

Jacky graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr Jack Loh

Head of Corporate Sector Coverage, APAC
ING Bank N.V. Singapore Branch

Jack joined ING Bank in 2011 and is currently the Head of Corporate Sector Coverage for APAC. He has held different roles at ING Bank, previously as Global Head of Financial Markets Sales, Regional Head of Client Solutions Group and Head of FM in Hong Kong.

Jack joined the banking industry in 1993. Before ING, he was a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley where he joined in 2005 and headed the Regional Corporate Sales and solutions businesses. He also worked at JPMorgan Chase in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore in various cross-assets roles covering institutional investors and corporates.

Jack holds a MS degree from Stanford University and a BS from The Ohio State University.

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.

Mr John Lagman

APAC Crypto & FX Workflow Specialist & Strategy Lead (Cash & Derivatives),
Bloomberg L.P

John has worked at Bloomberg for 8 years. He currently runs Crypto & FX Business strategy in APAC. His role is to see new trends, market structure, products etc.. in order to help our Product Managers and R&D create the right FX & Crypto tools for our clients. He runs a popular Crypto webinar series and routinely speaks & works as a moderator for Bloomberg and Association events. Prior to Bloomberg John ran FX Options Trading desks since the 90’s, from large global banks to Asian Regional Banks, before transitioning to the Macro Hedge Fund industry. Hence he has a strong focus in Derivatives (Crypto and FX).

Mr Lee Beng Hong

Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC)
SGX Group

Mr Lee Beng Hong is Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) at Singapore Exchange (SGX Group). He joined SGX Group on 1 August 2019 to spearhead the newly-formed FICC business unit, as part of the group’s efforts to build scale in multiple asset classes.

As Head of FICC, Mr Lee will focus on expanding the range of products, platforms and partnerships for this growing set of asset classes.

He oversees SGX Group’s wholly-owned subsidiaries BidFX and MaxxTrader, both global leading electronic FX trading workflow platforms; the Baltic Exchange — the world’s leading source of maritime market information for the trading and settlement of physical and derivative contracts; and the Energy Market Company which operates Singapore’s wholesale electricity market.

As part of SGX Group’s focus on digital transformation and sustainability, Mr Lee will also be building upon the group’s digital asset joint venture with Temasek – Marketnode; Climate Impact X (CIX), a global exchange for high-quality voluntary carbon credits, jointly established by DBS Bank, SGX Group, Standard Chartered and Temasek, as well as the group’s strategic investments in Trumid XT, an electronic bond trading platform and Freightos, a digital freight platform and data firm.

With over 19 years of experience in global markets, Mr Lee has held various senior roles in Deutsche Bank, specialising in Asian FICC trading, structuring, sales and coverage. He most recently led Deutsche Bank’s financing and solutions group for North Asia, in addition to his responsibilities as Executive Vice-President of Deutsche Bank China and Head of Global Markets, China.

He started his career in Deutsche Bank Singapore, where he managed rates and FX trading books across G3 and Asian markets.

Mr Lee holds a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, as well as a Master of Engineering (Civil) from National University of Singapore.

Mr Li Zhen

Deputy Head, FX Derivatives Trading and Structuring
DBS Bank

Li Zhen is Deputy Head of FX Derivatives Trading and Structuring for Treasury & Markets at DBS Bank. He has over a decade of trading and portfolio management experience in various G7 and Asian EM FX Derivatives markets. Li Zhen also leads the team for FX solutions and product structuring. In addition, Li Zhen is responsible for DBS FX Derivatives pricing engine and digital distribution solution.

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 Ravichandran

Managing Director,
Financial Markets Association of Singapore

Ravi started his career in the financial markets as a broker followed by a couple of years stint in Tokyo. In 1994, Ravi joined HSBC’s Global Markets sales team in Singapore where he worked for twelve years covering execution flow in treasury products. Ravi than joined Traditions to established the THB IRS Desk. In 2006 he joined SCB Singapore to cover the SEA Financial Institutions and Central Banks on flow execution and soon after headed the bank sales desk. Ravi has always dedicated himself in building lasting relationships in Singapore and in the region.

Mr Samuel Lim

Managing Director, Senior Relationship Manager, Asia Pacific
Barclays

Samuel is Senior Relationship Manager, Asia Pacific, and is based in Singapore. Partnering closely with teams from Investment Banking and Global Markets, he focuses on delivering the entire firm to its largest and most complex institutional clients around the world. He is also a member of the Singapore Management Team.

Prior to his current appointment, Samuel was the Head of Real Money and Hedge Funds Macro Distribution, a role which he took on in 2016, and was responsible for distribution of Macro products into the Hedge Fund and Real Money client base.

Samuel was previously Head of Macro Real Money and Official Institutions Sales with teams in Singapore and India where he managed the delivery of currency, interest rates and precious metal products to Asset Managers, Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Since joining Barclays in 2006, Samuel has held a number of leadership positions with various responsibilities, including Emerging Market and FX sales to Official Institutions.

Samuel is also a member of the Barclays APAC Citizenship Council and is active as a Male Champion for the Financial Women’s Association of Singapore.

He joined Barclays from Merrill Lynch where he worked in Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong, having started his career as a FX Forwards trader in London in 2001.

He graduated from Cambridge University in 2001 with a MA in Geography.

 

Ms Tan Yan Pheng

Managing Director,
Global Head of EFX Liquidity,
Head of Asia EFX & Transactional FX Trading
Global Markets, FICC Trading

Bank of America

Ping Tan is a Managing Director at Bank of America (BofA). She heads the Asia EFX & Asia Transactional FX trading teams based out of Singapore, with global oversight of the principal EFX traders managing risks for the electronic FX franchise. Besides her trading risk mandate, she is also responsible for product development across Global FX & Emerging Markets, as well as EFX to continue expanding BofA’s electronic offering, in addition to overseeing all regulatory and governance-related matters for EFX globally. Ping joined the BofA Singapore office in 2004 as an Emerging Markets FX trader before relocating to the London office in 2006 and established the EFX trading desk operation globally in 2007. She relocated to Hong Kong office in October 2015 and most recently relocated back to the Singapore office in May 2022. Beyond her day job, Ping has been heavily involved in all firm wide D&I initiatives including chairing the APAC FICC Employee Engagement Committee, member of the BofA Philanthropy Committees in Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as past leadership roles in APAC Women Leadership Council, Global Markets Campus recruitment committee, Hong Kong Parents & Caregivers Network co-chair, and 2016 Global Volunteer Award. Ping graduated from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy.

Ms Sneha Sanghvi

Head of Institutional Investors, FIG
Institutional Banking Group
DBS Bank Ltd

Sneha joined DBS in 2022 as the Head of Institutional Investors within the FIG team in the Institutional Banking Group. Her responsibilities include coverage of NBFIs such as real money managers, sovereign wealth funds and hedge funds.She leads a team of specialists providing financing, investment and other banking products and is based in Singapore. Prior to this, she was the Head of Financial Markets, Asia for Westpac Banking Corporation where she was responsible for Westpac’s trading, sales and structuring activities across Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange and Commodities in dealing with corporate and institutional clients.

Sneha is actively engaged in the financial markets community through representation at the Executive Committee of FMAS, Singapore. She is a passionate advocate for about diversity and inclusion within financial markets.

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