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Profit & Loss Shanghai 2017

November 16th 2017


Profit & Loss Shanghai 2017

Grand Hyatt Shanghai ,

88 Century Ave, LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200120



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8:30-9:30       Coffee & Registration

9:30-10:00     Chairman's Introduction:     

David Clark, Chairman, Wholesale Market Brokers' Association (WMBA);
Honourary Past President, ACI -The Financial Markets Association

10:00-11:00     Panel 1: “China’s Growth Outlook: Finding Stability in an Uncertain World”

China’s economy grew 6.9% in Q2 of 2017, the eighth consecutive quarter that growth has been between 6.6% and 7%. But now that the economy has effectively stabilised, what will be the key driver for China’s economic performance over the next 18 months? With the US is pulling back from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), how is China building trading relationships in the region? What are the implications of this year’s Communist Party Congress for the direction of China’s economy going forward?

This panel will also discuss:

  • With countries such as the US and UK stepping back from the international scene, is there an opportunity for China to fill this void?
  • What are the geopolitical risks that could destabilise trading in the APAC region?
  • Does China need to balance its large current account surplus against net capital outflows?
  • What are the implications of a weaker yuan?
  • How is the “Belt and Road” strategy evolving?

Feng Guo, Ph.D, Global Partner & Chief Economist, Heaven-Sent Capital Management Group Co.
Wei Li, Senior Economist, China Global Research, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd.

11:00-11:30        Coffee Break

11:30-12:30        Panel 2: Will the Global March of RMB Continue?

The pace of RMB internationalisation appeared to slow in 2016. According to data from Swift, the value of international RMB payments fell by nearly 20%, while offshore RMB deposits in Hong Kong also decreased. The decline in using and holding of RMB was partly caused by concerns over a potential economic slowdown in China, the RMB's depreciation, and the tightening of cross-border capital flow regulations. But despite this, China has continued towards internationalisation by widening the range of domestic assets that foreign investors can buy and sell.  Looking ahead, what factors will push China firther towards RMB internationalisation and what are the remaining barriers preventing it?

This panel will also discuss:

  • Which policy and market structure changes are helping to build the RMB market?
  • How can China meet the operational challenges to encourage international adoption of RMB?
  • Does the onshore market need more diversity of market participants?
  • What are the challenges for RMB as payments currency?
  • How could the three "Connect" schemes - Bond Connect, Shenzen Connect and the Shanghai Connect, help the RMN internationalisation?
  • Will the "Belt and Road" initiative be a catalyst for RMB usage as both a trade and financing currency?

Chris Chen, Representative, PNC Bank
James Harte, Project Manager, KPMG Global Strategy Group
Beng Hong Lee, Managing Director, Executive Vice President and Head of Markets, Deutsche Bank China


1:30-2:15   Panel 3:“What is the Next Step in the Evolution of FX Trading?”

When Western FX markets first shifted towards electronic trading, this led to significantly greater market efficiencies and as a result, trading volume increased dramatically. As FX trading in China continues to go down the path towards more electronification and more automation, what changes should market participants be preparing for, and what steps should they be taking to ensure they stay ahead of the technology curve?

This panel will also discuss:

  • How can technology help boost trading volumes?
  • What are the operational risks associated with new FX technology?
  • What are the best models for accessing RMB liquidity?
  • Is China ready for algorithmic trading?
  • What are the limitations in moving FX trading onto electronic platforms?
  • Which pre- and post-trade technology innovations will have the biggest impact in China?

Patrick Myles, Managing Director, Caplin Systems
Raj Sitlani, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, IS Prime
Laurence Timmons, Head of Sales Asia Pacific, NEX Markets
Mark Bruce, Head of FICC, Jump Trading

2:15-2:45   Coffee Break

2:45-3:30   Peer2Peer: "Navigating the new world order for FX"

In the US and Europe the introduction of new requirements under Basel III and Mifid II will change how firms operate in the FX market, while the new Global Code of Conduct seeks to help the FX industry put years of scandals behind it. Will these changes reach Asian markets  and what can people in the region learn from these experiences?

David Clark, Chairman, Wholesale Market Brokers' Association (WMBA;) Honourary Past President, ACI -The Financial Markets Association
KC Lam, Head of FX and Rates, SGX

-4:00   Coffee Break

4:00-5:00  Panel 4: “Will FinTech Change the Face of China’s Capital Markets?”
As London, New York and Silicon Valley, compete to position themselves as the world’s “FinTech hub”, is China positioned to overtake them all and become the true centre of global FinTech innovation and adoption?

  • Where will FinTech solutions have the greatest impact in China’s capital markets?
  • Will FinTech firms prove to be disruptors or enables for the current incumbents?
  • What factors are driving fintech innovation in China and is this level of innovation sustainable?
  • What is the core client base being targeted by FinTech firms?
  • Can FinTech solutions effectively scale up to meet market demands?
  • How will the regulatory environment shape FinTech development in China?

Lucio Biase, CEO, LMRKTS
Jason Fang, Managing Partner, Sora Ventures
John Patrick Mullin, Senior Buy-Side Research Analyst, Guotai Securities Co. Ltd 

5:00-7:00 Drinks Reception-  Cloud 9,  87th Floor JinMao Tower