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

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Day 1 - Wednesday 18th September 2019

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

4:10 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?

5:00 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

1:50 PM Fire-side Chat: Segregating your low touch from your high touch business - How can you embrace the machine learning and AI driven future to improve workflow efficiencies and strategically focus trader resources?

Developed markets have had the benefit of using new technologies like AI and automation to increase liquidity, transparency and the ease and speed of trades over the past few years. During that time, EM has stayed the course with little technological advancement and over 70% of EM trades are still done by voice. This presentation will shed light on where technology is going in EM and what you can do to properly prepare and take advantage.
-          The rise of artificial intelligence, smart learning and automation- What is the future of human involvement in the execution process?
-          High touch vs. low touch - What can you automate across your fixed income desk and what needs to retain the human touch?
-          Managing the intelligence of big data - How are the buy side adopting this to facilitate the rise of automated trading on their desk?
-          Smart learning, machine learning, obtaining data, and having the control to do this automatically or not- How can this be achieved?
-          Establishing a best execution policy around automation- How can you define a set of criteria for your low touch trading to allow your traders to focus on the high touch business?
-          How do you recruit, train & retain the appropriate human talent to handle this challenge and instill the correct behavioral change in a buy side organisation?