Fixed Income & FX Leader Summit APAC 2019

17 - 19 September, 2019

The Westin, Singapore

65 6722 9455

Gareth Nicholson, Head Fixed Income at Bank of Singapore

Gareth Nicholson


Head Fixed Income
Bank of Singapore

Day 1 - Wednesday 18th September 2019

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019


3:30 PM All Star Panel: Achieving best execution – How can you use using new pools of data to improve your pre-trade, execution and post-trade capabilities?

In Asia, a region where fragmentation reigns — with a salad of disparate rules, fiscal priorities and benchmarks, plus differing levels of electronic-trading adoption and market maturity — the development of best execution is being driven by more than just compliance considerations. Here we look at the different ways that transaction-cost analysis (TCA), a key component of ensuring best execution, is being applied to help cut costs, retain clients, and streamline workflows across Asia.
 
-          Harvesting data - How can you best collect, store and package data in a way that it is easily accessible for your traders?
-          Pre-trade market data, post trade data and public data- How can you bring this all together to make more informed trading decisions?
-          Audit trails - What data do you need to ensure you are meeting and proving your best execution requirements to regulators?
-          Intelligent execution- How can you utilise new data sources and electronic trading data to decide your best execution path?

4:30 PM Fireside chat: Building the next generation trading team - What skillsets are now essential for a modern-day trader to thrive in the highly data-driven and automation-led landscape?

What are the critical success factors for hiring and training the best trading talent in emerging markets today? Which skills and traits are essential for a modern-day trader to thrive? In this session, you will  hear more on how to attract top talent and create the best team possible to advance your investment goals:
-          Trader evolution- What does increased electronic trading mean for trader skillsets and the future of their role?
-          Addressing the digital skill gap and the need to innovate- What skills should you now be looking for when hiring for thefuture?
-          Combining technological know-how, trading and risk management skills- What makes a modern-day trader?
-          How has increased use of algorithms and automation affected trading teams and how can you prepare for further eTrading growth?
-          What new roles and job titles need to be developed on the buy side to keep up with the pace of change across fixed income?

Day 2 - Thursday, September 19th 2019

Thursday, September 19th, 2019


11:20 AM Industry perspective: Navigating the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) – Assessing the world of new indices and alternative benchmarks to LIBOR

-          As these rates are utilised in virtually every corner of the financial markets worldwide, how should market participants prepare?
-          The practicalities of benchmark reform - How have regulators handled this and what are the timelines for change?
-          Assessing the new benchmarks for key geographical locations - How are you going to transition to these new benchmarks?
-          How do reference rates differ from each other and how do the respective policies differ across jurisdictions?
-          The implications of moving to an alternative benchmark - What will this mean for legacy contracts?
-          What are the impacts of moving away from LIBOR on market pricing and risk management models?
-          What are the drawbacks with alternative rates and the potential longevity of Libor once a mainstream alternative has been adopted?
-          What are the key challenges associated with moving from Libor to alternative benchmarks and what types of risk will investors face once Libor is discontinued?

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

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