APFIC 2019 Agenda

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11 June 2019


FISD Women’s Group Luncheon with featured speakers

The Art of Resiliency
Female executives from JP Morgan will discuss their personal career paths and how they manage working with colleagues far afield from APAC time-zones, how they have handled major life-challenges, built resilience along the way, and how each of them “pay it forward” via community or talent-related initiatives.

11:30             Registration and networking
12:00             Luncheon
12:30             Program
13:30             Close


  • Kathryn Dunn, Executive Director at JPMorgan


  • Cindy Ying, Executive Director at JPMorgan
  • Aislinn Malone, Executive Director at JPMorgan
  • Rupa Reddy, Vice President at JPMorgan

Hosted by Refinitiv

Location: ICBC Tower, 18/F, 3 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
Capacity is limited and attendance is restricted to registered APFIC delegates.


FISD Constituency Group Breakout Sessions

Break-out sessions for constituent groups: exchanges, vendors, and consumers.  Attendees must be part of the targeted constituency. By invitation only.


  • For exchanges, please contact Tom Davin through email [email protected] or by phone +1.202.789.4465
  • For consumers, please contact Scott Cooper through email [email protected] or by phone +65 9825 1688
  • Data vendors, please contact Tracey Shumpert through email [email protected] or by phone +1 917. 690. 0172

Welcome Reception

(for registered APFIC delegates only)

Ozone Bar - Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong

Catch up with old colleagues and meet new contacts at the Ozone Bar at the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong - world famous as the ‘highest bar in the world’.

12 June 2019


Registration and Refreshments


Chairperson's Opening Remarks


Opening Keynote Address:

Building a Game-Changing Digital Strategy to Succeed In the Hyper-Competitive and Increasingly Complex Global Economy

  • Addressing the need for change, the practical use cases for AI and the tech strategy of tomorrow

  • What can traditional players learn from emerging disruptors and FinTech firms

  • Revolutionising traditional processes and transforming operations with emerging automation systems and predictive analytics

  • Enhancing diversity and inclusion strategy at Natixis for long-term value creation and performance increase

Elvie Lahournère, Digital and Innovation Director - APAC, NATIXIS BANK


Keynote Panel:

Creating an Organizational Structure to Turn Data into a Valuable Asset

Data quality, governance and management are fast becoming board room-level topics. This panel will explore some of the latest essential strategies and tools for distilling the highest quality of data to ultimately monetize it.

  • Leveraging on emerging digital tools to better measure data quality and streamline internal processes

  • How will regulatory drivers including MiFIDII and FRTB affect data usage

  • Embedding efficient data quality analysis tools at a strategic level for enhancing productivity and profitability

  • Security risks and privacy concerns: Best practices on mitigating risks and managing ongoing threats

Wei-Shen Wong, Asia Editor, WATERS TECHNOLOGY
Christopher Butler
, Chief Data Officer, HSBC
Philip Perrot, Co-Head of Commercial and Data Strategy, FENICS MD


Case Study Presentation:

Taking Action to Stay Abreast of Fast-moving Sanction Regimes

  • Navigating the maze of sanctioned securities with effective sanctions compliance

  • Identifying securities linked to individuals, companies and beneficial owners to avoid significant fines

  • Identifying tainted entities and their issued securities with comprehensive coverage checks on the market

  • How to remain up-to-date as the political and regulatory situation evolves, such as regulator updates and shareholder changes

Nick Brandon, Senior Sales Manager, APAC, SIX


Networking Morning Break


Case Study Presentation:

Call to Action: Digitization, Automation & The Cloud

Corporate actions have traditionally been seen as a post-trade activity, but there is now also an area of interest for the front office as firms seek to leverage arbitrage opportunities. These opportunities not only require timely and accurate data but also sophisticated, real time exception management to mitigate the risks associated to bad data which can lead to missed opportunities. Increasing interest in trading on the back of corporate actions elevates the importance of this area to the business. It offers additional justification to increase automation, demand access to greater levels of intraday data and drive operational efficiencies

Alan Jones, Business Solutions Director APAC, SMARTSTREAM


Panel Discussion:

Cloud-based Data Management

  • Corporate actions have traditionally been seen as a post-trade activity, but there is now also an area of interest for the front office as firms seek to leverage arbitrage opportunities

  • What data management and reporting tools will data vendors offer: for access to shared clouds for access to bespoke “data lakes”?

  • How is user and usage reporting performed in a cloud environment?

  • Can Consumers create - and manage - hybrid cloud environments (e.g. exchange data resides in a shared cloud, OTC data resides in a private cloud) using an integrated data management tool?

Stephane Dubois, Chief Executive Officer, XIGNITE 
Nimesh Bharadia, Head of Asia - Data, Product & Strategy, TRADITION ASIA
Antoine Burke, Sales Director APAC, ASSET CONTROL


Panel Discussion:

The Implications of China’s Renminbi Globalisation on the APAC region

  • How are the capital markets factoring into China's globalisation and its economic future?

  • Which asset classes are being traded internationally? Why?

  • Who is participating in the Chinese capital markets outside China?

  • Where are participants getting market data for pricing? Which trading platforms are they using?

  • In terms of the Chinese institutional footprint and investment regulation as part of the globalisation, what can we expect?

Jon Vollemaere
David Quah, MD, Quantitative Investment Solutions & Value Partners Asset Management Malaysia, VALUE PARTNERS GROUP


Networking Lunch Break & Exhibition Visit


Fireside Chat:

Global Investors are Snapping up Chinese Bonds of all Risk Profiles in a Sign that Investors are Increasingly more Willing to Take Bigger Bets 

  • What has changed in the perception of risk and China’s business climate that makes this market attractive?

  • How liquid is the market?

  • Who are the market makers?

  • Who are the sources for CNY Fixed income pricing?

  • Can we expect to see CNY bonds in an international/EM Fixed income index?

James Watson, Global Head of Data Sales, TRADITION


Case Study Presentation:

The AI Revolution in Finance: Applying New Systems for Improved Market Data Management

  • What are the latest artificial intelligence capabilities and how to implement them

  • Planning and implementing transformative AI & Cloud projects to resolve complex governance and disparate storage

  • Streamlining processes and automating repetitive tasks to reduce overhead costs of old systems and focus on higher value added activities

  • How machine learning can help measure data quality and use of granular details to link correlated data together

Medhy Souidi, Head of Fintech & Startup Xchange, DBS BANK


Interactive Fireside Chat:

The Benefits of AI and Analytics to Improve Business Operational Efficiency

  • Analytics for improved decision making: case studies and practical advice to enhance your big data and analytics strategy

  • Driving further advancements into the data agenda – The current innovations, business culture, and process trends

  • How is the proliferation of alternative and unstructured data impacting financial institutions

  • How will financial regulations affect the future of AI and innovation for capital markets?

Medhy Souidi
, Head of Fintech & Startup Xchange, DBS BANK
Elvie Lahournère
, Digital and Innovation Director - APAC, NATIXIS BANK
Kerr Hatrick, Executive Director, MORGAN STANLEY
Huayi Dong, Managing Director, Global Head of Electronic Trading Solutions, DAIWA CAPITAL MARKETS 


Networking Afternoon Break


Case Study Presentation:

How Can Collaboration with Fintech Companies Drive Innovation and Accelerate Change

  • How FinTech start-ups are leading the way in AI, RPA, cloud computing, and DLT to deliver innovation to traditional players

  • Enhancing operational flexibility and optimizing business processes through agile market entrants and reinvented business models

  • How effective in-house innovation labs, accelerator programmes, and venture capital investments have proven to be for enhanced innovation strategy?

  • Determining how to best engage with FinTechs, given the contrasting organization sizes and cultures


Drill Down Discussion Roundtables

You will have an opportunity to join one of the six roundtables – 45 minutes each

1. Data quality and management

Jean Baptiste Gouret, Regional Market Data Lead, CREDIT SUISSE

3. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

5. ESG data: Integration into mainstream investment

7. Case study for cloud-based market data entitlements and reporting

Stephane Dubois, Chief Executive Officer, XIGNITE

2. Alt-data and unstructured data

4. Vendor management

6. Automated Trading Systems & Data Platforms

Yousuf Hussain, Data Scientist & Senior Technology & Innovation Specialist, HSBC

8. The Changing Structures and Complexities in Leadership and Culture

Elvie Lahournère, Digital and Innovation Director - APAC, NATIXIS BANK 


Harvest Session:

Each host will share the key takeaways following their roundtable discussion


Drinks Reception - Hosted by Tradition