Fixed Income & FX Leader Summit APAC 2019

17 - 19 September, 2019

The Westin, Singapore

65 6722 9455

Ecaterina Bigos, Vice President at BlackRock iShares

Ecaterina Bigos


Vice President
BlackRock iShares

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Ecaterina.

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Buy Side Only Platform Evaluation Day - Tuesday, September 17th 2019

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019


1:40 PM Platforms In The Spotlight: A 5 minute introduction to each initiative involved today - What new trading protocols and technology is each provider promoting and how can you best leverage these capabilities to improve your access to liquidity?

Listen to a 5 minute innovation pitch from each platform to fully understand:
ü  Trading protocol or innovation promoted
ü  Unique selling points
ü  Buy side adoption rates

Day 1 - Wednesday 18th September 2019

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019


4:50 PM All Star Panel: With Asia only accounting for 3% of the $5.07trn global ETF market, how can fixed income ETFs gain more momentum in Asia?

Diversity is really lacking in the Hong Kong ETF space and according to a survey conducted by Brown Brothers Harriman, although a majority of Hong Kong investors plan to increase their ETF investments in the next 12 months, they would like to see more ETF products across different asset classes. 65% of them want to see more global fixed income products and 63% of them want to see more currency-hedged products, as there are only two such ETFs listed in Hong Kong. In this session our panel of speakers from  Vanguard, Goldman Sachs and Lombard Ordier will examine:
 
-          What are the current challenges in estimating the depth of the ETF market amongst institutional investors?
-          What are the main reasons for the lack of ETF popularity among the local investors?
-          How can investors use ETF as a tool to diversify their portfolios, manage volatility and lower transaction costs?
-          The advantages and disadvantages of ETFs and the liquidity in ETFs - how to manage liquidity in the fixed income environment and what are the challenges?
-          Matching your bond world to ETFs - Where should ETFs lie in the trading ecosystem and how can you bring these two worlds together for more diversified trading and execution options?
-          Trading efficiencies in fixed income ETFs - How can you enhance trading efficiencies in fixed income ETFs? And what have been the recent innovations in the Asian ETF market?
-          Evolution of fixed income ETFs - what does the future hold for fixed income ETFs and how is the market forecasted to evolve over the next 3 years?