2016 Speakers include:

Pedro Bastos
CEO Asia Pacific
HSBC Global Asset Management
Andrew Bernard
Managing Director, Asia
Andrew Bernard is Managing Director, Head of Asia for Tradeweb, responsible for developing the company’s business in the region. He was previously Managing Director, Head of Distribution for Europe and Asia, overseeing international client relationships.
Mr. Bernard joined Tradeweb in 2003 as Director of Sales and Marketing. Prior to this appointment, he worked as Head of European Government Bond Sales and as Principal of the Global Leveraged Group for Bank of America, selling fixed-income derivatives to hedge funds and proprietary traders. Before BoA, Mr. Bernard was at Société Générale as Director of UK sales, and worked for more than ten years at Bankers Trust in London and Hong Kong in a variety of senior roles, including Head of Sales at BT Gilts. He began his career in the graduate programme at Lehman Brothers.
Mr. Bernard was an Army Bursar at Oxford University, and graduated in 1985 with a degree in English Language and Literature.

Philippe H. Berthoud
Head Strategies & Markets
Rajat Bhatia
Founder and CEO
Neural Capital
  • International investment banker& derivatives trader turned entrepreneur, investor and advisor to startups, early stage and Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • 27 years cumulative global experience in New York, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Mumbai, Dubai and Florida
  • Work Experience spans a very wide range of areas:
  • Investing in and Advising start ups,early stage companies and SMEs
  • Capital raising from VCs and PE funds
  • Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, M&A
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Exchange Traded and OTC Derivatives
  • Proprietary Trading and Market Making
  • Structured Derivative for Institutional Investors and for Liability Management
  • Alternative Investments – Hedge Funds
  • Educated at top tier educational institutions such as Columbia University, New York City, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and La Martiniere for Boys,Calcutta
  • Consultant to many Investment &Commercial Banks, Management Consulting firms and Law firms
  • Extensive Rolodex of CXO level relationships in major financial centers and major corporations 
Susan Buckley
Managing Director of Global Liquid Strategies
Queensland Investment Corporation
With twenty-nine years’ experience in financial markets, Susan leads QIC’s Global Liquid Strategies (GLS) capability in the successful management of a diverse range of global listed market solutions for QIC’s clients.
Recognised as an innovative, high-performing team of 30 investment professionals based in Brisbane and London, GLS manages approximately $33 billion in funds for 60 institutional clients. Solutions the team mange include absolute return, unconstrained and benchmark aware global fixed interest, incorporating active strategies across interest rate, inflation, currency and credit markets, as well as implementation and targeted exposure management services across fixed interest, currency, equities and commodities.

Before joining QIC in November 2001, Susan held positions as the Head of Strategy for NRMA Asset Management; Senior Vice President at Bankers Trust Funds Management; and Manager, Fixed Interest, at Suncorp Investment Management. Susan also worked as an economist for National Australia Bank and was Director, Foreign Exchange Services with Syntec Economic Services.

Susan has a Bachelor of Economics (University of Queensland), a Graduate Diploma in Economics (University of Melbourne) and an MBA (University of Queensland).  Susan is a Fellow, Australian Institute of Management and a member of Chief Executive Women
Alexandre Carteau
OTC Business Manager
Magnus Cattan
Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific
ICE Data Services
Magnus Cattan is senior vice president, ICE Data Services, Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Mr Cattan is focussed on product strategy and sales development for ICE Data Services pricing and reference data services in Asia Pacific, with a strong focus on fixed income as well as valuation services, ETF and index solutions, corporate actions and reference data.
Vijay Chander
Executive Director, Fixed Income
Wesley Chen
Global High Yield Bond Fund Manager, Quantitative Trading
Taiwan Cooperative Securities Investment Trust Co.
Wesley Chen is currently responsible for Global High Yield Bond Fund Portfolio Management at Taiwan Cooperative Securities Investment Trust Co..  The company was co-founded by BNP Paribas and TCB in 2010, and currently fully hold by Taiwan Cooperative Bank.  He is also a lecturer of China fixed income derivatives of CFFEX.  Wesley has solid experience focused on multi-asset derivatives volatility trading and market-neutral arbitrage when he was with Polaris Securities Group.  He also participates in statistical arbitrage of global treasuries futures, yield-curve riding of interest rate futures via algorithm trading strategy.  In the area of macro trading of credit derivatives, Wesley was responsible for establishing CDS proprietary trading desk and traded L/S strategies of CDS indices (iTraxx & CDX).  Prior to this, Wesley was involved with spread-trading of Government Bond and IRS proprietary trades.  He did alpha extraction by using liquidity premium arbitrage between “on-the-run” and “off-the-run” of key-rate treasuries bonds.
Woon Khien Chia
Senior Portfolio Manager
Nikko Asset Management
Woon Khien joined Nikko AM Asia in January 2014. She taps on her experience in strategy research to deepen the fundamental coverage and technical analysis of the Asian economies and markets, generating strategic investment ideas that help in the management of Asia local portfolios. Woon Khien has over 20 years of experience in economics, foreign exchange and interest rate markets research in Asia, and is well regarded as a China specialist.
Yezdi Chinoy
Regional CIO Asia & CEO
Generali Asia
Clarence Choon
Regional Director, Investment Strategy and Fixed Income
Clarence Choon joined ANZ in 2011,as the Regional Director to set up and develop the global fixed income research and advisory capabilities for ANZ’s Asia business. As the chief investment strategist for global fixed income, he is responsible for formulating investment views for both the rates and credit markets in investment grade and high yield spaces. He is also responsible for setting up a fixed income model portfolio of global credits, and for authoring key investment publications. In addition, as the Regional Director of Investment Insights, he is responsible for contributing to the asset allocation views across all asset classes,including equities and fixed income. He is a core member of the Asia Investment Committee, which determines the strategic and tactical asset allocation across different asset classes, including country and sector allocation within global equities and global fixed income.

Prior to joining ANZ, Clarence was a global credit portfolio manager, responsible for managing institutional clients’ assets.

Clarence holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from Stanford University, and in addition, he was awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD.
Amandeep Chopra
Head of Fixed Income
UTI Asset Management
Amandeep Singh Chopra is the Group President & Head of Fixed Income of UTI AMC Ltd. He has been with UTI AMC since 1994 beginning his career as a ‘Research Analyst’ and then moving into the area of Fund Management. He serves on the Executive Investment Committee (EIC), Valuation Committee and the Management Committee of UTI AMC Ltd.He is also a member of the Valuation Committee of the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) and a member of the Corporate Bonds and Securitization Advisory Committee (CoBoSAC) of SEBI which advises SEBI on issues related to further developments of these markets.

He has won several awards in the category of Best Debt Fund Manager, Best Debt Fund House and for Funds managed by him from CNBC TV18 CRISIL, NDTV-ICRA ONLINE, LIPPER, MORNINGSTAR FUND AWARDS(INDIA), BUSINESS STANDARD AND OUTLOOK MONEY. He has also been ranked as Highly Commended Investor in the Asian Local Currency Bonds 2014 in India by The Asset Benchmark Research Awards 2014.
Graham Cox
Executive Director
Greg Donohough
Double Haven Capital
Mr. Donohugh joined Double Haven as its Chief Executive Officer in 2013 and leads the firm. Greg is a significant figure in the Asian capital markets having worked in Asia in corporate finance, fixed income, principal investment, structured finance, and special/distressed investments since 1993. Prior to Double Haven, Greg founded the Asia operations of Wells Fargo Securities in 2004 and built the capital markets and principal investment activities for the bank’s Asian operations. He was a member of the Asian management & risk committees and held the titles of Chairman & President of Wells Fargo Securities Asia & Japan respectively. Before Wells Fargo, Greg led the Asia ex-Japan Principal Investments Group & Structured Finance Group at Lehman Brothers (1999-2004) which invested billions in distressed debt and special situations post the Asian financial crisis in Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and China. 
Susan Estes
President and Chief Executive Officer
OpenDoor Trading
Ms. Susan Estes is a chief executive with exceptional depth and understanding of the fixed income markets. She has over 30 years of experience trading U.S. Treasuries and related fixed-income products; the majority spent on starting, developing and managing domestic and international high-quality rates operations and related businesses for large financial institutions including Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank, as well as start-ups. Susan is a past member of the prestigious Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee (TBAC), a Federal Advisory Committee, meets quarterly with Treasury to provide advice on funding requirements and separately with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors to address topical market issues. Ms. Estes served under Treasury Secretary Snow and Secretary Paulson as well as Fed Chairman Greenspan and Bernanke. Susan previously served as a Member of the Board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), a leading financial industry trade group whose mission is to promote effective and efficient regulation, facilitate more open, competitive, and efficient global capital markets and formerly Chaired the Government and Agency Division of the Bond Market Association, now SIFMA.
Julian Evans-Pritchard
Capital Economics
Julian plays a central role in formulating views on China and helps present them to the clients and the media. He is also responsible for compiling most of the key macroeconomic forecasts.  

Throughout the past year Julian has argued that consensus expectations for China’s near-term outlook had swung to being far too bearish. The prevailing view was that growth would slow further. He suggested that in fact policy stimulus would drive a rebound in 2016. Julian also warned clients against expecting a sharp depreciation of the Renminbi. Julian will be speaking on the economic outlook for China and the implications for policy, drawing on the extensive analysis conducted by our team of China experts.
Stephen Fisher
Chairman and CIO
First Degree Global Asset Management
Stephen is Principal and Chairman of First Degree Global Asset Management Pte Ltd.  He has twenty five years’ experience as an investment professional with leading investment management groups in the United States, Asia and Australia.  Immediately prior to co-founding First Degree in 2011, Stephen was the Head of Global Fixed Income Product - Asia Pacific at JPMorgan Asset Management, and had investment responsibility for the firm’s mandates from Central Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and some of the largest Institutions in the Asia Pacific Region.  Stephen’s specialist areas of expertise include the quantitative analysis of fixed income, equity and derivative securities and asset allocation techniques. He has advised some of the leading Global Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds on reserves management practices, and his research has been widely published.
Manpreet Singh Gill
Head of FICC Investment Strategy
Standard Chartered
Jethro Goodchild
SVP, Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, Asia
Aviva Investors
Jethro is a Senior Vice-President with the Asian Fixed Income team. Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Jethro was Deputy CIO for the Deutsche Asset Management office in Korea. In that role he managed a variety of portfolios including global equity and fixed income fund of funds. Prior to his relocation to Korea within Deutsche Asset Management, Jethro was a Portfolio Manager for the Asian Fixed Income team in Singapore.

Prior to his move to Asia, Jethro was a Portfolio Manager – Credit Markets at AMP Capital in Sydney, and an actuarial analyst in AMP Financial Services.

Jethro graduated from Macquarie University, Sydney Australia with a Bachelor of Economics majoring in Actuarial Studies. He also qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia through post graduate studies.
Robert Grillo
OpenDoor Trading
Sanjay Guglani
Chief Investment Officer
Sri Silverdale Capital Partners
Anthony Hall
Managing Director, APAC Head of FRC
Tony Hall started his career in 1995 as an FX Derivatives floor trader on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He held various roles in FX Derivatives Trading including Global Head from 2008-2014. He is currently Head of FX, Rates and Credit for APAC. 

He has both a Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering and in 2005, he was awarded a Master of Business Administration by the University of Chicago.

He lives in Singapore with his wife and 3 children.

Shigehiro Hotta
Chief Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income Investment Department
Nissay Asset Management
Pierre Humblot
COO Asia Fixed Income and Global Emerging Market
(Former) JP Morgan Asset Management
Tim Jagger
Industry Expert
Independent Credit Specialist
Praveen Jagwani, CFA
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.
Carl James
Global Head of Fixed Income Trading
Pictet Asset Management
Carl James is an influential buy-side dealer with 30 years’ experience in global multi-asset execution. He has operated successfully at various Global Asset management companies, including in Global Head of Dealing roles. He has overseen the management of more than £1 trillion of assets. Most recently, Carl has taken over as the Head of Fixed Income Trading at Pictet Asset Management.

Carl’s experience stands out for its breadth – embracing every aspect of execution, and for its depth – including advising on regulation, risk, process and developing and implementing groundbreaking technology. Highly respected by both buy and sell-side, his opinions are sought by people at the highest level. He demonstrates the kind of vision and incisive, strategic thinking that have seen him inform change and progression for organisations and for the industry as a whole.

Jerry Jarrell
Founder and CEO
Vantage Investment
Jerry Jarrell is the founder and CEO of Vantage Investment, a Real Estate Investment Banker operating in Newport Beach, California since 1984.

As Vantage Investment's CEO, Jerry is head of Investments, Project Finance, and Debt Capital Markets. Vantage Investment is a direct lender for infrastructure, clean-energy and commercial development projects, and a principal buyer of performing mortgage portfolios.

Jerry has worked between the U.S. and SE Asia since 1997, advising on financial institution portfolio transactions, securitizations, PPPs and private projects.

Mr. Jarrell manages a proprietary $775M USD portfolio of loans, securities and derivative instruments for Vantage Investment. Jerry has developed advanced proprietary algorithms to achieve yield and risk control in the Vantage Investment portfolio.

Vantage Investment is leading the development of a private secondary market for ASEAN bank portfolio assets, known as the GPL Purchase Facility.
Seth Johnson
Head of Strategy Global Broking
Seth is responsible for developing Global Broking’s strategy, focusing on growing revenue, improving the application of technology to its business model, and expanding customer coverage.

Prior to this, Seth led the expansion of ICAP’s Electronic Markets product portfolio in his roles as Chief Executive Officer of both BrokerTec and ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange.

He joined ICAP as a graduate trainee and has worked at the company for more than 20 years. For ten years, Seth was the Managing Director of the interest rates options and inflation swaps desks. He oversaw the introduction of new and innovative trading solutions including the volume match system.
Jagdeep Kannarath
Head of Foreign Investor Bond Sales & Research
Edelweiss Financial Services
Mushtaq Kapasi
Director Asia
Raghav Kapoor
Co-Founder and CEO
Smart Karma
Leonard Kwan, CFA
Senior Fixed Income Trader
T Rowe Price
Leonard trades all the Asian Fixed Income, Rates and FX for T Rowe Price. He has 18 years of market experience, across DM & EM, across Europe and Asia, and across local Rates, FX and Credit.
Thomas Labbe
Industry Expert
Fixed Income Markets Specialist
Mark Ledwards
Head of Data and Exchange Sales
Ka Shao Lee
PhiMattell Pte. Ltd.
Mr. Lee Ka Shao, a 23-years market practitioner manages a family office, PhiMattell.  He also works with various Asian companies assisting them on financing and restructuring activities. Prior, he co-founded and was the CIO of Cavenagh Capital, a global macro hedge fund; and before that was a founding member of Abax Global Capital, a special-situations hedge fund.  Preceding that, he managed an internal absolute returns fund on the shareholders’ equity of DBS Bank and also advised on DBS’s ALM as the MD in Central Treasury.  Mr. Lee started with JPMorgan trading currencies, rates and derivatives. He also managed a structuring group offering innovative solutions in the post 1998 Asian financial crisis meltdown when Asia was wrecked with capital controls, illiquidity and other impediments.
Patrick Leung
Head of Fixed Income Trading, APAC
Boon Chye Loh
Chief Executive Officer
Singapore Exchange
Mr Loh Boon Chye was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Exchange effective 14 July 2015. He is also an Executive and Non-Independent Director on the SGX Board.
With a career in the financial industry that spans 26 years, Mr Loh was most recently Deputy President and Head of Asia Pacific Global Markets at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch from December 2012 to March 2015. He was also the firm’s Country Executive for Singapore and Southeast Asia and a member of its Asia Pacific Executive Committee.

Mr Loh began his career as an Investment Officer with the Monetary Authority of Singapore in 1989. He joined the Singapore branch of Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York in 1992, managing its Southeast Asia fixed-income and derivatives business.

From 1995 to 2012, he was with Deutsche Bank AG, where he held various leadership roles including Head of Corporate & Investment Banking for Asia Pacific, Head of Global Markets for Asia, and Chief Executive of Global Markets at Deutsche Bank AG in Singapore.

Over the years, Mr Loh has played a key role in the development of the capital markets in Southeast Asia, having held a number of senior advisory positions. Apart from his directorship on the SGX Board from October 2003 to September 2012, he has also been a Director on the Board of GIC Pte Ltd since November 2012.

He has served as Chairman of the Capital Markets Working Group since 1998, Deputy President of ACI Singapore, the financial markets association, since 1999 and Chairman of the Debt Capital Markets Committee of the Singapore Investment Banking Association since 2000. Mr Loh is also a council member and Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Banking & Finance Singapore, and was Chairman of the Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee. He was awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Financial Markets in Asia in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence in 2010.

Mr Loh holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore.
Ajay Manglunia
Head of Fixed Income Advisory
Edelweiss Financial Services
Sanjay Mathur
(former) Asian Chief Economist
Adam McCabe
Head of Asia Fixed Income
Aberdeen Asset Management
Adam McCabe is the head of Asian fixed income, responsible for overseeing the investment strategies and portfolio management for Aberdeen's Asian Fixed Income portfolios. Adam joined Aberdeen in 2009 following the acquisition of certain asset management businesses from Credit Suisse. Adam worked for Credit Suisse from 2001, where he was a director/investment manager responsible for the development and implementation of its Asian currency and interest rate strategies. Before that, he was a member of Credit Suisse's Australian Fixed Income team, where he was responsible for interest rate and currency strategies. He was a member of the global currency and emerging currency strategy groups. Adam was also Head of Fixed Income for Woori Credit Suisse Asset Management, Korea, where he was responsible for the fixed income and money market portfolio management, investment strategy and processes.
Nachi Muthu
Global Head of Derivatives Trading and Clearing Solutions
Nachi Muthu is the global head of derivatives trading and clearing solutions at Broadridge.  Prior to this Nachi founded Dojima, a niche technology firm that specializes in high performance trading, clearing and matching solutions for derivatives.  Dojima was acquired by Broadridge in 2016 and is now fully integrated into its global multi-asset post trade solution.

Before founding Dojima, Nachi was the global head of multi-asset electronic trading and derivatives clearing technology for Credit Suisse. His clientele included close to a 1,000 firms ranging from small hedge funds to very large asset management firms. During Nachi's long career with Credit Suisse, he managed several global technology teams across equities, fixed income, prime services and wealth management areas. Nachi has lived and worked in many cities across US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Kheng Siang Ng
Asia Pacific Head of Fixed Income
State Street Global Advisors

Kheng Siang is the Asia Pacific Head of Fixed Income atState Street Global Advisors, based in Singapore. He is responsible for leadingthe Asia Pacific fixed income teams managing global and local fixed incomemandates as well as driving the regional effort to provide innovative fixedincome solutions to clients in the region. Prior to joining SSGA in 2005, KhengSiang was a portfolio manager at ABN AMRO Asset Management where he managedglobal fixed income portfolios. Kheng Siang started his career as a PortfolioManager at Bank Negara Malaysia where he managed fixed income portfolios of theforeign reserves and held the position of Head of the Financial Market AnalysisSection.

Brian Oliver
European Head of Institutional Sales & Relationship Management
Citadel Securities
Boon Chye Ong
Deputy Director & Head Financial Products and Solutions Division Financial
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Mr Ong Boon Chye oversees the development of the capital market in Singapore.  Prior to this appointment, Boon Chye served as MAS’ Beijing Representative from 2013 to 2015.  Boon Chye has also covered various aspects of MAS’ operations, including supervision of local and foreign banks, development of asset management and Islamic financial services as well as macroeconomic surveillance of Greater China.

Boon Chye received his Degree of Bachelor of Business with First Class Honours from Nanyang Technological University

Ashley Perrott
Managing Director, Head of Pan Asia Fixed Income
UBS Asset Management
Ashley Perrott is Head of Pan Asia fixed income within UBS AM and has over 30 years experience in fixed income markets. He and his team are responsible for the portfolio management of all Asia fixed income funds and mandates, covering both hard and local currency strategies. This also includes country specific portfolios, such as onshore China fixed income investments.

Ashley joined UBS AM in 2004 in the Sydney office, before moving to Singapore in 2008. He took on his current role in May 2012. Prior to joining UBS, Ashley gained extensive fund management experience covering a wide variety of investment markets and clients.

He was Head of Fixed Income at Westpac Investment Management for 5 years where his team was responsible for the management of all cash and fixed interest funds. Ashley has also previously worked as Head of Fixed Income at Barclays Global Investors (Australia) for 3 years and as a senior portfolio manager with AMP Investments for over 10 years, both in Australia and London.
Warut Promboon
Chief Rating Officer
Dagong Global Credit Rating
Warut is leading Dagong Hong Kong’s Asian credit rating team which produces credit research and rating reports across various industries. Dagong Hong Kong is an SFC-regulated international rating agency, based in Hong Kong. Prior to Dagong Hong Kong, he was a Director of Asian Credit Research at Societe Generale and ING as well as a Head of ALM Credit Analysis at Standard Chartered Bank.  His credit research career spans over 22 years in the US, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand and entails various capabilities from project finance, leverage finance, credit risk management, sell-side credit research, treasury, and rating advisory. His experience also spans different geographical specializations (North America, Europe, and Asia) and various industries of both financial institutions and corporates. Warut has been a speaker in fixed income investment events as a moderator and as a panelist. He has also been a guest lecturer on Asian credit research topics at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In his previous publishing role in 2008, he was ranked 4th best Asian fixed income analyst by FinanceAsia's investors' survey.  
Rajeev Radhakrishnan
Head of Fixed Income
SBI Mutual Funds
Richard Schiffman
Head of Open Trading
Richard Schiffman joined MarketAxess from BlackRock Financial Management where he was a Managing Director from August 2010 to August 2013, leading the Aladdin Trading Network (ATN) Open Trading initiative. At MarketAxess Richard is responsible for managing the development and implementation of the firm’s Open Trading efforts. Previously Richard had been with MarketAxess for ten years, having joined the firm at its inception in April 2000. Over that period he held several key roles including Head of New Business Development, Head of Information Services, Investment Grade Trading Product Manager and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining MarketAxess, Richard was Vice President and Manager of Fixed Income Research Technology at J.P. Morgan, where he was employed in a variety of positions from March 1992 to April 2000.
Paul Schulte
Founder and Editor
Schulte Research
Paul Schulte has 27 years experience as an analyst. He has experience in economic policy (NSC economic desk and Republic of Indonesia Ministry of Finance), sell side research (Credit Suisse, Barings, Lehman Brothers, Nomura, China Construction bank Intl.), buy side (Tiger Cub hedge fund in the US for 5 years), and academia (part-time MBA professor at UST/ NYU Stern School, HKU/Columbia MBA program and Kellogg for the past 15 years). His research integrates analysis of banks and liquidity with corporate credit to get a clear and robust view of the financial markets.
Liana Seah
Executive Director
James Sehgal
Managing Director
Deriv Asia
James is the Managing Director of Deriv Asia. James’ last position was Managing Director and Asia Pacific Head of XVA desk for Royal Bank of Scotland in Singapore.  Prior to that he was in London working on the CVA desk with ABN Amro.

Overall James has around 20 years of banking experience primarily in market and credit risk across London, New York and Singapore. James has also co-authored handbook section on Counterparty risk and XVA/ Capital for PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers’ International Association).  James is a regular speaker at regional and international risk conferences presenting mainly on technical topics of risk and capital relating to XVA, RWA optimisation and risk methodologies.
Shilan Shah
Capital Economics
Shilan leads the economic research on India, overseeing all analysis and forecasts for the key macro indicators and asset classes. The research is disseminated to clients through written reports and speaking engagements. He is responsible for the creation, development and growth of our dedicated India Economics Service. 

Shilan successfully developed proprietary inflation indicators and currently developing an in-house growth indicator. He is a recognized voice on the Indian economy and markets in the media. Shilan will be speaking on the outlook for the Indian economy, enabling me to draw upon my analytic skills and experience at Capital Economics to present to the audience in a clear and concise manner.
Vivek Sharma
Head – SEA and Middle East, Global Asset Management
Edelweiss Financial Services
Vivek Sharma comes with more than 13 years of experience across Private Banking, Investment Management and Consumer banking in both India and Singapore.

Vivek has worked with Global organisations like Citibank and ING earlier, before joining Edelweiss. Vivek has worked across product, strategy and business development roles and has been instrumental in setting up new businesses both at ING Investment Management and Edelweiss.

Vivek is currently responsible for the Global Asset Management business at Edelweiss for South East Asia & Middle East. In this role, Vivek is instrumental for developing the B2B distribution across institutional clients, private banks and family offices, for the asset management products and identifying new products and opportunities for various client segment. Vivek is also involved in guiding the strategy for the International business at Global Asset Management

In his previous assignment at Edelweiss, Vivek was responsible for setting up the Products & Investment Advisory function for the Global Wealth Management business. The desk is responsible for Investment advice across asset classes, identifying opportunities and trends and creating product solutions for ultra HNI’s and family offices client being managed by the Global Wealth Management business

Vivek’s last stint with ING Investment Management was as Head of Product. He was also part for the core team responsible for setting up the offshore Asset Management business providing investment avenues for offshore investors into India.

Vivek is a frequent speaker in International forums including Hubbis, Structured Retail Products etc . Vivek is an Economics Graduate from St. Xaviers College and an MBA graduate from Symbiosis Institute, India.   He has also completed his CFA level 1
Omar Slim
Portfolio Manager Fixed Income Asia
Pinebridge Investments , Singapore
Stu Taylor
Before becoming CEO of Algomi, Stu was Managing Director, Global Head of Matched Principal Trading in Fixed Income at UBS. In 2010 – Stu launched UBS PIN–FI – the first internaliser model in Fixed Income at a global investment bank, covering bonds and CDS. 

Prior to this, Stu held various senior roles in Fixed Income both at UBS and Merrill Lynch, in addition to having served as a board member of Tradeweb and of Baymarkets, the OTC trading system vendor.

Stu holds an MPhil from Cambridge University.
Siok Kuan Tham
Head of Fixed Income, Singapore
Deutsche Asset Management (Asia) Ltd
Siok Kuan THAM is the Head of Fixed Income, Singapore for Active Investment Management at Deutsche Asset Management (Asia). Siok Kuan joined the Asian Fixed Income Team at Deutsche Asset Management in 2000 and she managed the Deutsche Lion Bond Fund between 2000-2004 and 2005-2006. Thereafter, she was seconded to the Hong Kong office in 2006 to focus on the greater China markets and returned to Singapore at the end of 2008 to manage the pan-Asian fixed income strategies. She resumed management of the Deutsche Lion Bond Fund in 2012 and has since been managing the same. Prior to joining Deutsche Asset Management, Siok Kuan had worked for five (5) years in DBS Asset Management covering fixed income investments and prior to that, business development. In these roles, her investment management remit covered global fixed income and currencies, with a primary focus on the Asia Pacific region. Siok Kuan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Financial Analysis from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (U.K.).
Li Renn Tsai
Senior Vice President, Head of Fixed Income Trading
Singapore Exchange
Mr Tsai Li Renn is Senior Vice President and Head, Fixed Income Trading at Singapore Exchange (SGX). He is responsible for executing and running our Fixed Income Trading Venue. Mr Tsai started his career in 1993 in New York and has experience running a wide range of businesses ranging from banking / origination, structuring, trading & syndication, risk management to asset management.

Mr Tsai joined SGX in July 2013. Prior to joining SGX, Mr Tsai served as Senior Vice President of Debt Capital Markets at DBS Bank from 2011-2013. He joined from DBS Asset Management where he was Fixed Income Investment Director and a member of the Management Committee. Prior to DBS Asset Management, Mr Tsai was most recently Managing Director and Head of Structured Solutions at UBS.
Gordon Tsui
CFA, Executive Director & Head of Fixed Income
Taikang Asset Management (Hong Kong)
Gordon Tsui heads the fixed income team at Taikang Asset Management (Hong Kong), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China’s leading domestic life insurer Taikang Life Insurance Company. He has responsibility for managing Taikang’s USD bond portfolio as well as developing its third-party fixed income investment management business. Prior to joining Taikang in Dec 2014, Gordon was Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Hang Seng Investment Management and Lead Fund Manager of Hang Seng RMB Bond Fund, which won the “Best in Class” award for “RMB Bond” category in Hong Kong by the Chinese edition of Bloomberg Businessweek (based on Morningstar data as of Sep 2014 including 1- & 3-year returns as well as Sharpe ratios).
Herb Werth
Managing Director
Gemma Wong
Fixed Income Trader
Allianz Global Investors
Gemma Wong joined Allianz Global Investors in July 2007 and was previously working with HSBC Asset Management in a cash management role. Before that she worked at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), based in Toronto, in a similar role. She is a graduate of University of Waterloo, with a degree in Economics and holds a Master’s degree in Social Science from University of Hong Kong. She has passed HKSI’s exams as required for The HK SFC Type 1, 2, & 9 licenses. 
Josh Wong
Portfolio Manager
Atlas Asset Management Pte. Ltd
A Portfolio Manager at Atlas Asset Management Pte. Ltd., Josh Wong manages the portfolios of clients on a discretionary or advisory basis. He also sits on the Investment Policy Committee and sets investment and asset allocation policies. 

Prior to Atlas, Josh was a day one member of a quantitative hedge fund focusing on investment research and implementation of systematic trading strategies. Before the hedge fund role Josh had experience managing a fixed income portfolio on the trading desk of Credit Suisse. Josh has worked in the finance industry for over a decade, starting out his finance career at the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Josh graduated with a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA and a MSc in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, USA. Josh is also an Affiliate Member of the CFA Institute and has passed all three exams.