Fixed Income & FX Leader Summit APAC 2019

17 - 19 September, 2019

The Westin, Singapore

65 6722 9455

Thomas Wu, Head of Asia Fixed Income, Discretionary Portfolio Management at Pictet Wealth Management

Thomas Wu


Head of Asia Fixed Income, Discretionary Portfolio Management
Pictet Wealth Management

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Day 1 - Wednesday 18th September 2019

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019


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?

4:40 PM All Star Panel: With increased political instability and the move away from aggressive QE, how can you use both active and passive investment strategies to enhance returns?

Will 2020 bring more stability, or more uncertainty? There are plenty of hurdles ahead: tighter monetary policy, political change, end of QE and technological disruption, not to mention huge environmental and social challenges. So how should investors react? In this panel, you will hear from our panel of expert speakers on how to best do asset allocation within the fixed income space to generate returns for your investors in an increasingly complex environment:
-          Why have active managers predominantly underperformed in the past and what are the indicators that this trend is set to reverse?
-          With the rise of passive investing and the return of market volatility, how are ETFs and passive strategies changing bond market liquidity and structure of the fixed income markets?
-          Are current market conditions providing a fertile backdrop for active managers to demonstrate their true value or do passive managers still offer the best source of returns?
-          Is the period of outperformance of passive funds vs. active funds set to be reversed with more opportunities arising for active managers around rising rates?
-          With increased market volatility, do passive managers present too much risk should they react to the same event?