Fixed Income & FX Leader Summit APAC 2019

17 - 19 September, 2019

The Westin, Singapore

65 6722 9455

Tariq Dennison, Investment Adviser, Portfolio Manager, ETF Expert at GFM Asset Management

Tariq Dennison

Investment Adviser, Portfolio Manager, ETF Expert
GFM Asset Management

Day 1 - Wednesday 18th September 2019

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

1:40 PM All Star Panel: Assessing the top currency trends in 2019/20 – How can you best respond and adapt your portfolio in a volatile geo-political environment?

-          What will be the impact if the US federal reserve continues to increase interest rates?
-          When will global asset markets be released from the stranglehold of high US interest rates and the strong dollar?
-          Turkish Lira freefalling and Indian rupee slipping to a record low against USD in 2018 - Will these trends spark off a currency contagion in emerging markets?
-          Indonesian Rupiah and Indian Rupee coming under pressure in 2018 - Are we going to see a repeat of this next year or will we see a greater stability?
-          It is possible that certain ASEAN member states and ASEAN as a whole might face the danger of a “stroke” in exchange rates?
-          Dollar cycle and opportunities in EM currencies - Where are we in terms of the dollar cycle and what does it mean for the emerging FX markets?
-          How can you overcome the challenge of trading restricted currencies in emerging markets?

2:40 PM All Star Panel: Asian Local currency bond market - As Asia’s local currency bond markets enter the next decade of growth, how can you adapt and reposition your portfolios to gain maximum returns from them?

As Asia’s bond markets enter the next decade of growth, operating conditions have changed markedly. A region that once struggled out of the debacle of the late 1990s meltdown is now an oasis of economic stability and the driver of global economic growth, especially since the great financial crisis of 2008. China has emerged to become the world’s second largest economy. Its bond market is now the world’s third largest, placed behind the United States and Japan. In this session our speakers will share their insights on:
-          Are Asian local currency bonds attractive to global investors? And how can they gain maximum exposure in this market?
-          As the emerging markets go through periods of volatility, is it still recommended to allocate emerging markets in core portfolios?
-          With emerging markets offering less security than majority of international developed markets, what are the risk factors that investors should look out for?
-          The political dynamics in Indonesia Malaysia and India – With the presidential elections happening in 2019, what are the uncertainties these markets will face?
-          The inclusion of Chinese and Indonesian bonds into the global bond indices – How has this improved the overall sentiment towards Asian local currency bonds and has there been a positive impact on performance?
-          Hard Vs. local currency bonds – How can you choose between these to enjoy the full benefits of potential bond market returns?

5:30 PM Oxford Style Debate: True or False - Cryptocurrencies will become part of mainstream institutional FX portfolios within 5 years

-          Assessing the uptake of cryptocurrencies in FX - Should buy-side FX traders incorporate them into their workflow and investment portfolio?
-          What does the regulatory landscape look like and where is it heading?
-          What are cryptocurrencies and how do they work? Should you take them seriously and are they secure?
-          Which market participants are testing the potential of cryptocurrencies?
-          Will there continue to be flash crashes?
-          What role do cryptocurrencies play in emerging markets?
-          How can we expect cryptocurrencies to develop in the near future?

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 Tariq .

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