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Profit & Loss Singapore 2014
venue Marina Bay Sands Hotel

address 10 Bayfront Avenue

country Singapore

Contact Email

Contact Tel. +44 (0)20 7382 0335

Event Dates Starts: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 08:00
Ends: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 18:00

Event Prices:

Non-Exhibiting Vendor: GBP£1495

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8:00-9:00 Breakfast & Registration

9:00-9:15 Introduction by conference chairman, David Clark, Chairman of the Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association and Honorary Past President of ACI – The Financial Markets Association

9:15-9:45 Opening Address: 

Eddie Tan, Regional Treasurer, Regional Corporate Treasury, Citibank, N.A.
Chairman of ACI International Managing Board; Regional President of ACI Asia – The Financial Market Association; and Chairman of the Singapore Exchange Disciplinary Panel

9:45-10:45 Panel 1: The Idea

Despite enduring the longest winning streak since July 2009 – four straight months of gains in the first half of 2014 – are emerging markets currencies about to falter? This panel will look at recent FX movements and make predictions for these currencies. What is the fate of the Indonesian rupiah, Malaysian ringgit, Thai baht and, importantly, the Chinese yuan?

Gundy Cahyadi, Economist, DBS Bank
Jason Daw, Head of Asian FX Strategy, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
Naomi Fink, CEO and Founder, Europacifica Consulting

10:45-11:15 Coffee Break - Sponsored by ParFX

11:15-12:15 Panel 2: The Customer

New regulations and emerging market dynamics are challenging the Asian FX markets. Many buy side participants need to rise to the challenge and protect their business. How can they acclimatise to this fast-changing environment? How do customers plan their trading strategies?

This panel will also discuss:
• What are the most effective FX hedging strategies?
• How can the buy side gain greater operational and execution efficiencies?
• The impact of regulation
• The many definitions of best execution
• Choosing the right platform

Vibhanshu Bahuguna, Business Development, SEA & UAE, State Street 
Robert Savage, CEO, CCTrack
Luke Waddington, Global Co-Head of e-Markets, BNP Paribas

12:15-1:00 Lunch Sponsored by GFI Group

1:00-1:15 Presentation: 
Arbitrage Opportunities in Virtual Currencies?

Virtual currencies as an emerging asset class continue to have good arbitrage opportunities, such as arbitraging the price of Bitcoin on different exchanges, the FX rates between different Bitcoin pairs, between spot and futures, etc. But one of the things to watch for is counterparty risk. 

Antony Lewis, Business Development Director, itBit, and President, The Association of Crypto-Currency Enterprises and Start-Ups, Singapore

1:15-2:10 Panel 3: The Execution

Ever changing liquidity patterns in both developed and emerging markets, increased fragmentation and increased oversight are changing the definition of best execution. How do we measure best execution and how can clients be helped to achieve the desired results?

This panel will also discuss:
• Coping with recycled or illusory liquidity
• The role of algo execution technology
• Policing behaviour in markets
• An agency, principal or blended approach?
• Execution in EMFX

Chris Knight, Head of E-Trading (East) FXRC, Standard Chartered
Nick Ohlin, Head of GTX Asia
Simon Winn, Head of Sales for Asia Pacific, EBS 

2:10-2:40 Coffee Break - Sponsored by ParFX

2:40-3:35 Panel 4: The Structure 

Market structure continues to evolve, and new venues and new ways of trading are dominating many peoples’ thinking. What do traders have to consider before executing a strategy? Is an increase in EM volumes leading to expectations of higher e-ratios? How far have the efficiencies offered by e-trading penetrated emerging markets FX and how does the market structure compare to G10?

This panel will also discuss:
• Policing behaviour in markets
• The role of Last Look
• Is EMFX still a growth area?
• Are higher e-ratios dependent upon a changing mind-set?
• What products and services are clients asking for?
• The bifurcation of cleared/uncleared products

Dmitri Galinov, CEO, FastMatch
Matthew Pollard, Head of Systematic Trading, Microsecond Trading Software
Michael Syn, Executive Vice President, Head of Derivatives, SGX
Jon Vollemaere, Founder and CEO, R5 FX

3:35-4:05 Coffee Break - Sponsored by ParFX

4:05-5:00 Panel 5: The Challenge

The FX industry continues to recover from the fallout surrounding the Fix issue and is embarking on a new era of surveillance and regulatory oversight. What risks still remain? How will the new era in markets look and how can the challenges generated by the relentless increase in the speed of trading and processing be met?

This panel will also discuss:
• Dealing with latency
• Runaway algos
• Processing bottlenecks
• The role of Kill Switches
• Handling Big Data
• Averting the next crisis

Tim Finch, Regional Director, DealHub
Steven French, Director of Product Strategy, Traiana
Anthony Northam, Head of FX, Market Development, Asia, Thomson Reuters
James Sinclair, CEO, MarketFactory, Inc.

5:00-7:00 Cocktail Reception, Sky Park South Garden (57th floor by the pool), MBS
– Sponsored by Traiana