Conference Day - Wednesday, April 10, 2019

8:15

Women in Structured Products Breakfast

SRP is eager to inspire and connect women in Structured Products, who are or would like to become resilient, inclusive, ambitious, confident and responsible leaders. We are enthusiastic about equipping women to help them achieve career goals. Please come and join the networking session to engage in discussion.

Speaker

Olivia Chen, Head of Cross-Asset Distribution Sales, South East Asia and Australia, Societe Generale

Charlene Low, , MSCI Barra

9:00

Welcome

9:10

Keynote Address: The Value of Personal Branding in Banking

Speaker

Eric Sim, Founder & Chief Trainer, Institute of Life

9:40

Global Market Overview – What’s Happening in Structured Products Around the World?

Speaker

Tiago Fernandes, Managing Director, SRP

10:00

In discussion with Market Leaders: What’s Next for the Industry?

This is the first of a series of practical hand-on workshops for the Leaders of the industry to provide their thought leadership. On the panel, participants will discuss feedback from the buy-side, collected during the SRP Asia 2019 survey, and deliver their viewpoint on how the industry should face its challenges going forwards.

Moderator

James Chu, Director, Head of Markets & Investments, Reyker Securities plc

Panelists

Olivia Chen, Head of Cross-Asset Distribution Sales, South East Asia and Australia, Societe Generale

Vincent Ip, Executive Director,Equity Derivatives Group Asia Ex-Japan, JP Morgan (Asia Pacific)

10:40

Networking Break

11:10

Regtech Revolution – Shepherding the Automation of the Industry in a Responsible Manner.

  • The industry is on the cusp of transformation through technology – how do we ensure a positive culture around compliance frameworks?
  • Is regulation keeping pace with technology? Is tech being constrained by regulation?
  • What do technology firms need to meet structured products regulatory requirements?
  • How do we avoid a compliance nightmare?

Panelists

Alan Angell, Director, WallStreetDocs Ltd

Raphael Bouzy, Co-Founder & CEO, Datarama

Thomas Eitenmueller, Managing Partner, Lucht Probst Associates Gmbh

11:55

Battle of the Indices

For the first time, SRP are hosting a “battle” of the indices.

In this fast-developing market, it can be hard to keep abreast of the latest developments and alternatives in the index space.

The Battle of the Indices is a series of live, dynamic presentations on stage where candidates will showcase their investment proposals through case studies.

Moderator

Melody He, Head of Capital Markets, CSOP Asset Management Limited

Panelists

Simon Karaban, Head of Index Services, Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Roberto Lazzarotto, Senior MD, Head of EMEA Sales, Stoxx Limited

Stephen Tam, Senior Research Manager, Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited

12:40

ESG: The Rise of Responsible Investing in Asia?

SRP presents findings from a report of ESG in structured products, followed by a workshop with market leaders tackling the following themes:

  • Is the investment thesis for ESG strong enough? Feel-good-factor versus performance
  • What are the best-practice strategies for scale and investor engagement?
  • What are the current weaknesses in ESG strategies and how do you mitigate them?
  • Is ESG an inherently longer-term strategy or does it make sense in the context of short term structured products?
  • Can multi-factor investing be applied with ESG strategies? Are the two converging?

Panelists

Marc Lansonneur, Head of Managed Solutions, Balance Sheet Products and Investment Governance - Wealth Management, DBS Bank

Roberto Lazzarotto, Senior MD, Head of EMEA Sales, Stoxx Limited

Olivier Pierlot, Product Manager, Standard Chartered Bank

Amelie Remond, External lecturer, ESSEC Business School

13:10

Lunch

14:10

SRP Talks

TED-style talks: four speakers presenting their thoughts on product ideas and themes affecting the structured products industry and investment markets more widely.

Speaker

Tiago Fernandes, Managing Director, SRP

14:50

Platforms in focus

  • How are platforms changing structured product delivery?
  • Why is Singapore (and the rest of Asia) seeing growth in this area?
  • How do you imbed automation further into the market framework?
  • What do users want from platform providers?
  • Life-cycle management
  • What innovation are platform providers bringing to the market?  Are platform providers doing enough?

Panelists

Guillaume Chatain, Founder and CEO, ResonanceX

Geraldine Laussat, Head of Structured Products, RFQ Platforms, Virtu Financial

Nicolas Rigois, Managing Director, Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management

15:30

Networking Break

15:45

The Outlook for Global Financial Markets

  • What is the outlook for equities and fixed income?
  • How does the US / China trade war impact our markets?
  • What are the major current geopolitical risks and how significant are they?
  • Is Vietnam Asia’s “New Dragon”?

Speaker

Arthur Budaghyan, Emerging Markets Strategist, BCA Research

16:30

In Conversation with the Buy-side

  • What opportunities do you see for 2019 and beyond? What are the major stumbling blocks to business growth?
  • What are investors demanding?
  • What do private banks and institutional investors need from the sell-side?
  • How does digitalisation impact your business and distribution model? Does technology ease the sales process?

Panelists

Martin Goerojo, Structured Products Desk, Citi

Rohit Jaisingh, Team Leader, Investment Products, Equities, DBS Bank

Gidon Jerome Kessel, Head of Structured Products, United Overseas Bank (UOB)

Geraldine Laussat, Head of Structured Products, RFQ Platforms, Virtu Financial

Akshay Prasad, Head of Structured Products Asia, Deutsche Bank - Private Banking

17:15

Closing Remarks

17:30

Drinks Reception followed by Awards Dinner