Fixed Income Leaders Summit APAC 2017

September 26-September 28, 2017

The Westin, Singapore

Contact Us: 65 6722 9455

Our Speakers

Pedro Bastos
CEO Asia Pacific
HSBC Global Asset Management
Rajat Bhatia
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 
Catalin Burlacu
Catalin Burlacu
Portfolio Manager
Maiora Asset Management
Catalin has vast experience in managing funds using proprietary and systematic models in intraday/high-frequency space and long-short market neutral. Having worked with numerous high profile institutions such as Millennium Partners, Morgan Stanley, and Barclays Global Investors, he is an expert at managing the investment process and managing the product development, risk, and strategy of the business.
Will Chan
Head of Fixed Income
Taikang Asset Management
Adil Chaudhary
MD & Head, Regional Credit Markets
Scotiabank Wealth Management
Yezdi Chinoy
Yezdi Chinoy
Regional CIO Asia & CEO
Generali Asia
Clarence Choon
Clarence Choon
Regional Director, Investment Strategy and Fixed Income
ANZ
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.
Phil Cichlar
Phil Cichlar
Head of Fixed Income Sales and Trading
Jane Street

Phil has been a trader at Jane Street for over 7 years. He joined the ETF execution team from Jane Street’s proprietary fixed income desk where he was a senior fixed income trader. Phil is the team’s resident expert on fixed income ETFs. 

Phil played an instrumental role in building out Jane Street’s bond trading desk and is an expert in electronic bond trading and the market structure related to it. He is Jane Street’s primary point of contact for venues and electronic trading for the corporate bond market. 

Prior to Jane Street Phil spent over 5 years as a trader and heading capital management at BlueMountain Capital. He also spent several years at both Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas as a credit and rates middle office manager. 

Phil holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Fordham Gabelli School of Business in New York.

Greg Donohough
Greg Donohough
CEO
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. 
Stephen Fisher
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.
Jethro Goodchild
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.
Mark Goodman
Mark Goodman
Managing Director, Global Head of Electronic Execution
UBS Investment Bank

Mark Goodman originally joined SBC Warburg in 1997 and has worked in a variety of Electronic Equity Distribution roles throughout his career with UBS in both London and New York. In 2009 he joined Societe Generale to head their electronic business for Cash Equities and Equity Derivatives. In 2015 Mark re-joined UBS as Global Head of Electronic Trading for agency services across FX, Rates and Credit.

Sanjay Guglani
Chief Investment Officer
Sri Silverdale Capital Partners
Dan Hinxman
Dan Hinxman
Managing Director, Global Head of Institutional Sales for Fenics
BGC Partners

Managing Director, Global Head of Institutional Sales for Fenics which is the electronic and hybrid division of BGC Partners. He is responsible for the on-boarding and cross selling multi asset classes to a variety of customer types within the group. Before joining Fenics, Dan ran the buyside sales team at CME Group in Europe with a real focus on growing and developing CMEs IRS clearing, portfolio margining and compression services.

Dan started his city career at Newedge where he ended up running a fixed income options desk. Before life in the city, Dan had a 10 year career as a British army officer. 

Pierre Humblot
Head of Business Development
Eastspring Investments
Praveen Jagwani, CFA
Praveen Jagwani, CFA
CEO
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.
Mushtaq Kapasi
Mushtaq Kapasi
Director Asia
ICMA
Leonard Kwan, CFA
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.
Dong Chan Lee
Dong Chan Lee
Director
Blackrock
Daniel Liebau
Daniel Liebau
Founder
Lightbulb Capital

Dan Liebau is the founder of Lightbulb Capital and has a passion for Innovation, Finance and Technology.

Before starting Lightbulb Capital Dan was COO and on the board of HSBC Securities (Singapore) Pte Limited – the entity to provide access to the Singapore Stock Market (SGX) for the Global Equities Business within HSBC.

Dan was previously also the IT Head of HSBC’s Investment Bank in Singapore and Japan.

His work experience spans ca. 16 years in Investment Banking Technology working for companies like UBS in Germany and the UK, Barclays Capital in Singapore and Tokyo as well as Close Brothers in his hometown Frankfurt.

Dan is a mentor for Innovation, Finance & Technology in both Swire’s accelerator program blueprint as well as Singapore based Startupbootcamp Fintech.

Dan has been invited by several Universities (SMU in Singapore, IE Business School in Spain and HKU in Hong Kong) to hold seminars on Innovation in Financial Services. He is also a speaker on Innovation in the public sector in Hong Kong and other conferences.

Bennett Lim
CEO
Nutrimenta
Chi Lo
Chi Lo
Senior Economist
BNP Paribas Investment Partners Asia Limited

Chi is the author of eight books on Chinese and Asian economic development and markets, his latest book being “The Renminbi Rises: Myths, Hypes and Realities of RMB Internationalisation and Reforms in the Post-Crisis World”. With exceptional knowledge on China, Chi will be providing a macro-economic perspective on the country.

Kevin Mak
Kevin Mak
Co-Founder
Ironfly
Adam McCabe
Head of Fixed Income
Aberdeen Asset Management
Simon McGhee
Simon McGhee
Head of ETF Advisory
Bluefin Europe

Simon is Head of ETF Advisory at Bluefin Europe. He is responsible for all aspects of sales and business development across EMEA and has over a decade of buy and sell side experience within the ETF industry having held sales and trading roles in London.

Prior to joining Bluefin in April 2014, he worked for BlackRock iShares raising seed capital and spear heading market making and distribution initiatives with clients in the UK, Germany and Switzerland. Simon has also held equity sales and program trading roles at Tradition and Barclays Capital in London.

An associate member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), Simon is a keen amateur rugby player and fan of English cricket. He Lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and three children.

Navneet Munot
Navneet Munot
CIO
SBI Mutual Fund
Shashwat Nanda
Shashwat Nanda
Portfolio Manager/ SVP
Trust Capital
Shashwat Nanda manages US$ 2.5 Billion for Trust Capital. His investment portfolio is held across Rates, and Investment Grade/ High Yield / Special Situation credits investing in Asian Countries. Debt fund is an absolute returns fund with focus on creating long term returns for Trust’s Institutional Clients. Prior to that, Shashwat was based out of London and worked with Private Equity Fund, 3i Group, investing through its £2.4 Billion Infrastructure fund. He started his career working with Singapore PricewaterhouseCoopers covering Asian clients. He has Bachelor’s in Economics from London School of Economics and MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
Eric Neo
Eric Neo
Managing Director
Neo & Partners

Neo Say Wei (Eric) founded Neo & Partners Global in 2014, Asia and Singapore 1st "TRADING-ATRIUM"; a complete multi-asset, low latency trading ecosystem for buy-sides. In 2015, Eric setup Neo & Partners Holdings and wholly-owned subsidiary Neo & Partners Investments. In 2016, he expanded this Entrepreneurship by establishing 33 Capital Investments, wholly-owned subsidiary of Neo & Partners Investments and also serves on the board of Lumi Holdings, an investment management company in the renewable energy space which he co-founded. Eric is keenly involved in Thought Leadership activities in numerous global conferences. He has over 15 years of experiences across voice and electronic trading industries within Asia-Pacific region.

Kheng Siang Ng
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.

Luke Nolan
Vice President, Trader
AllianceBernstein
Killol Pandya
Killol Pandya
Head of Fixed Income
Peerless Mutual Fund
Ashley Perrott
Head of Pan Asia Fixed Income
UBS Asset Management
Benjamin Quinlan
Benjamin Quinlan
CEO and Managing Partner
Quinlan & Associates

Benjamin Quinlan is the CEO and Managing Partner of Quinlan & Associates. Prior to founding Quinlan & Associates, Benjamin was the Head of Strategy for Deutsche Bank AG’s Equities business in Asia Pacific and its Investment Bank in Greater China, and sat on a number of the bank’s global and regional executive committees. He was also the global strategy lead for several of Deutsche Bank’s landmark projects executed out of London and New York. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Benjamin worked as a Management Consultant at Oliver Wymanin the firm’s Corporate & Institutional Banking practice. Before joining Oliver Wyman, Benjamin worked at UBS AG in the bank’s Asia Pacific Client Coverage and Group Strategy departments. He began his career in M&A and Capital Markets Advisory at PwC in Sydney.

Rajeev Radhakrishnan
Head of Fixed Income
SBI Mutual Funds
Kent Rossiter
Kent Rossiter
Head of Asia Pacific Trading
Allianz Global Investors

Kent is the Head of Regional Asia Pacific Trading for Allianz Global Investors which have assets under management in excess of EUR 291billion. He has over twenty years investment experience and is best suited to lead a roundtable discussion exclusive to heads of trading from the buy side to discuss day to day challenges and solutions. He will also be presenting a summary of the discussions on the morning of day two.

Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt
Chairman
Algomi

Before founding and becoming Chairman of Algomi, Michael's career included 14 years at Deutsche Bank and 10 years at UBS, always heading Fixed Income Trading and Sales teams regionally and globally. His last positions at UBS were Co-Head of European Credit Trading, Global Head of UBS FI Retail Trading and member of the IB board of UBS Switzerland. 

Under his leadership, his teams pioneered a number of market leading electronic trading platforms including DB Autobahn, UBS Wealth Management/Investment Bank Connectivity Hub in addition to introducing the first algorithmic pricing tools in Corporate Bonds. Michael holds a degree in Economics from University of Dusseldorf.

James Sehgal
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.
Vivek Sharma
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
Hiroyuki Shoji
Portfolio Manager
Nissay Asset Management
Siok Kuan Tham
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.).
Alison Towers
Alison Towers
Director, Global Liquid Markets Trading
QIC

Alison who joined QIC in 2007, has more than fifteen years’ financial markets experience, oversees trading across all QIC’s global liquid market asset classes. Her key roles include leading QIC’s Global Liquid Markets Trading team to achieve ‘best execution’ and ensure all trading activity is accurate and compliant.

The QIC’s Global Liquid Markets Trading team is recognised for their deep understanding of markets and how to trade and effective implement a very broad range of financial instruments across interest rates, credit, inflation, FX, cash, liquid alternatives, equities and commodities.

Alison has held a number of roles across QIC including Portfolio Management roles for both FX and Asset rebalancing overlays. Before joining QIC, Alison worked at Suncorp in a range of roles including trading, portfolio management and risk management.

Dr. Jooyoung Yun
Head of ETF Management Division
Mirae Asset Global Investments
Alex Zeeh
CEO
S.E.A Asset Management