May 28-29, 2024
Singapore

AsiaFIC is back with two full days of networking, thought leadership and engaging panels. The first day will take place at the Fairmont hotel with plenary sessions and exhibit booths. Day 2 is hosted by SGX and includes the popular Engineering Stream and Constituent Group Meetings.

Time Tuesday, May 28
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Stamford Ballroom, The Fairmont Singapore, Level 4
Registration
9:00 - 9:10 a.m. FISD Opening
9:10 - 9:35 a.m. Keynote Address: The Future of Data (and the Data Professional) in Asia's Capital Markets

Till Rosar, Partner, Financial Services, Oliver Wyman
9:35 - 10:15 a.m. Cloud - Well Understood, Well Implemented, and Well Thought Of

FISD first addressed “The Cloud” in its programming in 2011. Our understanding is significantly better now than it was all those years ago – but do we understand all its nuance and complexity? There are significant implementations of data and indeed ‘market data’ in the cloud. What lessons have been learned? As we understand it better and work with it more, new questions arise: Is it right for all situations? What comes next? Thinking more strategically and profoundly - Cloud may be one of the most important enablers of the next great advance – AI. We barely got to chance to catch our breath!

Moderator: Laura Ryan,Founder, Telos Advisory
Shikin Khan, Head of Enterprise Data Solutions Sales, ASEAN & South Asia, LSEG
Cory Albert,Global Head of Real-Time Data and Technology, Bloomberg
Amit Garg,Head, Products APAC, SIX Group
Jeremy Green, Global Head Market Data, Macquarie Group
Michael Griggs,Principal Solutions Architect, Global Financial Services, AWS
10:15 - 10:55 a.m. NOT Hyperbole: AI, and More Specifically the Generative Form, a True Revolution

The Industrial Revolution in the late 19th century; The arrival of Computers in the 60s and 70s, and the Internet in the early 90s changed our world. AI is as big if not a bigger sea change, it’s way more than a Paradigm Shift. As Spiderman said so profoundly – ‘with great power comes great responsibility’. We in the financial data community are faced with a massive opportunity of increased ‘power’ but at the same time we have the responsibility to navigate some unarguably scary risks. We are at the start of something amazing and we will discuss what that start is and what it might mean for us.

Moderator: Nimesh Bharadia,Founder, Rose Executive
Wolfgang Matzner,Managing Director, baha GmbH
Paul Callaway, Head of Real-Time Systems Architecture, Bloomberg
Michael Hoffman,Head of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, S&P Global
Neluka Liyanage,Regional Director, AsiaPac, FactSet
Sam Ahmed, Managing Director & Group COO, Global Financial Markets, DBS Bank
10:55 - 11:25 a.m. Coffee Break
11:25 - 12:05 p.m. Data - The Catalyst for Scaling Carbon Markets

In the face of maturing Sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria, carbon markets have solidified their presence as a permanent fixture and distinct asset class within the global economic landscape. These markets, comprising both voluntary and compliance sectors, are pivotal in financing climate change. As with all financial markets, data is the fuel for trading and is critical for efficient market operations and expansion. This panel discussion convenes industry leaders to dissect the critical role of carbon market data in enhancing trading decisions and empowering strategic investments in carbon assets, offering insights into the future of sustainable finance.

Moderator: Rene Velasquez,Managing Partner, Valitera
Eng Ban Ho,Director, Asia Pacific, CUSIP Global Services
Mark Glossoti,COO, Climate Impact Exchange
Liam Marshall,Director, APAC, BeZero Carbon
Tamara Singh,Founder/Coach/Consultant, ESSEC SFDN OMFIF
Alvin Lim,Asia Head, Environmental Products, Morgan Stanley
12:05 - 12:45 p.m. 2025 Looks Like It's Going to Be India's Year

According to market experts and industry analysts, the bull-run in Indian markets is likely to continue in 2024 with robust foreign interest in both equity and debt markets, favorable geopolitical tailwinds and a supportive legislative and regulatory climate. SGX and NSE have been working diligently with regulators and market participants to optimize the market infrastructure to support this.

We have invited the heads of data from SGX and NSE to talk about the fundamentals driving this phenomenon, including the GIFT city initiative, with specific focus on the data and connectivity available to support bidirectional international investment flows.

Moderator:Peter Tierney,Founder & Owner, Saquish Partners
Mukesh Agarwal,CEO of Index and Data Business, NSE
Janice Kan,Managing Director, SGX
12:45 - 2:15 p.m. Lunch
2:15 - 2:55 p.m. US Equities - Live Markets 5x24!

After local domestic brands, retail investors across APAC gravitate to recognizable names in US equity markets. Seamless, low cost, liquid trading for US listed stock 24 hours a day, 5 days a week has been the holy grail for APAC investors ever since the first FIX order message was sent in 1999. Changes are afoot where finally market access rules for US equities are catching up with technical capabilities. Soon retail and institutional investors in APAC may soon have the access to deep regulated markets that were only available through at a cost and risk premium. Our panel of experts investigate the myriad historical challenges to overnight US trading and explain changes including data feeds that now allow seamless trading, clearing and settlement around the clock for US equity trading.

Moderator:Isabel Cebolla,Head of Market Data Equiduct
Stamos Fokianos,Managing Director, Head of Asia, Expand
Kei Nagatani,Senior Manager, Tokyo Stock Exchange
John Willock,Head of Strategy & Market Data, BOATS
Chris Grant,VP, Market Data, OTC Markets
Leon Liang,Director, Feeds Business Development, ICE
2:55 - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Roundtables

This is an opportunity for all in the audience to join in the conversation(s). We will arrange the room into separate ‘roundtables’ each led by a facilitator. These are interactive sessions for those who wish to interact, but we also welcome members of the community who are more interested in listen to a vibrant conversation. The topics will mirror the panel discussions of the day.
4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Thinking Strategically: The Future of the Financial Data Industry

During the day we will discuss many of the big themes in our industry. How well are we positioned as an industry to tackle the exciting but inevitably bumpy road ahead? How much will our industry be changed by the issues and ideas we have discussed, and in the broader FISD global program? Which big topics will dominate our future and why? And more important, how do we squeeze the most out of the opportunities and maintain a nimbleness to dodge and surmount the obstacles? Finally, how do we continue to recruit, nurture, develop, and retain talent to address our future most effectively?

Moderator:Keiren Harris,Consultant, IPCL
Janet Foo,Market Data Engineering, Goldman Sachs
Maria Levanti,President & COO, ICE Futures Singapore, ICE Clear Singapore
Miguel Ortega,Regional Head Market Data, Deutsche Bank APAC
David Sharratt,Global Head, Data Product Monetization, Standard Chartered Bank
5:30 - 5:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

SKAI Suites, Swissôtel The Stamford, Level 69
Reception, Sponsored by ICE

Enjoy drinks, canapes and networking with your colleagues, while taking in the magnificent Singapore Skyline from this 69th floor vantage point.

Magnus Cattan,Vice President, Head of Client Development, Asia Pacific
Time Wednesday, May 29
Please Note - Day 2 sessions are capacity restricted and some are by invitation only. We will confirm participation on email in the week before the event.
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
SGX Centre 2 Shenton Way
Registration
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

SGX Centre

By Invitation Only
Exchange Constituency Group Workshop

An in-depth moderated workshop exploring 2 signifcant themes with particular interest from an APAC exchange perspective.

Theme 1 - Balancing Customer Success and Compliance In addition to local member brokers and a small number of global data distributers, successful exchanges now interact directly with global investment firms, niche data vendors, cloud service providers and collocated high frequency traders. In order to maximise success and value for these customers, the skills and commercial processes at exchanges have also had to adapt.

Theme 2 – Defining an Exchange’s Data and Connectivity strategy in an Cloud Era The industry-wide adoption of high-quality cloud service offerings and the broad deployment of cloud related technology have introduced some significant new variables in an exchange’s data and connectivity strategy.

Participation is by invite only - FISD will contact registered AsiaFIC Exchange Delegates with more details.

Mark Schaeldel,CEO, DataBP
Ben Quinlan,CEO and Managing Partner, Quinlan & Associates
Consumer Constituency Group Inventory Management and Data Catalogue MasterClass

The relentless rise in Market Data costs has prompted increased scrutiny across financial institutions of all sizes. Focus on controlling these costs has never been greater, and when coupled with growing contractual complexities it is no wonder why so many Financial Services consumers are asking FISD, adjacent providers and partners for guidance on how to better manage Market Data Inventory and Contracts. The opaque nature of pricing, the lack of industry standards for naming conventions, and limited visibility of alternative vendor products in the market have also driven greater need for consumer firms to see where they fit commercially and be able to assess better options.

Join us for an interactive education session focussed on Market Data Inventory Management Systems, where we’ll be explaining the what, why and how of these systems, as well as how Benchmarking and Data Catalogues fit in this part of the market data ecosystem. This is intended as a generic primer on best practices and lessons learned for anyone seeking to implement such systems and/or to fine tune how they operate. All applicable to any system you may have rolled out at your firm.

Participation is by invite only - FISD will contact registered AsiaFIC Data Consumer Delegates with more details.

Toby Gray,MDM Business Consultant, Calero
Angela Xu,Director, Expand Research
Data Vendor Constituency Group

Participation is by invite only - FISD will contact registered AsiaFIC Data Vendor Delegates with more details.
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Themed Lunch

Jason Hoang,CEO, Apac Trading and Global Market Data, IRESS
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. FISD Engineering Stream: Discovering New Frontiers in Multicast Market Data Distribution in the Cloud

Delivering raw multicast market data from exchange colocation sites to the cloud environments has posed a significant challenge in today's financial landscape. Traditional approaches have often involved converting multicast data to unicast via middleware or software layers, which can be time-consuming and costly. Learn about how to migrate workloads to the AWS cloud seamlessly and subscribe to market data in its original format. Join Colt and AWS to uncover the potential synergies at the intersection of cloud computing, AI, and capital markets, with real-world user cases and insights.

Russell Toop,Team Lead – Capital Markets Asia, COLT
Hasan Rauf,Head of Capital Markets, AWS
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. FISD Engineering Stream: Market Data in The Cloud, Best Practices and Strategies from the Field

The integration of market data and the cloud is a daunting task, especially if done without proper preparation and effective strategies. We will discuss best practices and some of those strategies we have learned from our significant real world field experience. Making the integration of cloud technology a more accessible and viable option for those contemplating it, or even those already doing it - all while answering your questions along the way.

Bill Bierds,President and CBDO, BCC Group
William Bierds,Software Engineer, BCC Group
3:00 - 3:30 FISD Engineering Stream: Adopting FDC3 interoperability for enhanced workflows experience - a partnership with LSEG and OpenFin

Join LSEG for a session where we will delve into our journey towards enhancing workflow experiences through FDC3 interoperability, in partnership with OpenFin. Gain insights into our transition from proprietary technologies to industry open-source standards and uncover practical approaches for improving user experience and workflow efficiency.

Andrei Borsaru,Global Customer Technology Director, LSEG
Jesper Bruun-Olsen,Representative, Asia-Pacific, OpenFin
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. FISD Engineering Stream: Making Sense of Market Data Connectivity & Protocols Across APAC

Efficient distribution of real-time market data remains one of the key challenges facing the finance industry world. One of the key factors complicating this is the wide variety of exchange-provided connectivity and protocols that market data distributors need to support. Let's look at how exchanges across APAC - which account for 5 of the top 10 equity exchanges by market capitalization - can make it easier for vendors to onboard their data and deliver it around the globe.

Ashish Mittal,Engineering, Bloomberg
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Alternative data and AI capabilities. Success stories in Financial Markets

Data is essential for Financial Markets participants to make informed decisions about asset allocations. The participants frequently rely on data from traditional sources such as prices, volatilities, trading volumes or fundamentals reported by companies to, for instance, derive trends, estimate demand/supply and optimize their investments. As the number of participants increases, it is getting hard to extract alpha leveraging only traditional data sources. However, as data management and AI/GenAI capabilities evolved over the previous 3-5 years, the market participants got an ability to access alternative data such as search trends, news and social listening data, sophisticated geospatial data, just to name a few, and derive powerful insights about market dynamics. These alternative data sources require new approaches to data sharing, access and manipulations. We are going to deep dive into some of these alternative data sources, recent technologies to manipulate such data as well as learnings from clients who are already leveraging AI models to extract insights from these alternative data sources.

Manisha Kohli,APAC Head of Partner Engineering (Strategic Partnerships), Google Cloud
5:00 - 5:10 p.m. Closing Remarks

Sam Ahmed

Managing Director & Group COO, Global Financial Markets, DBS Bank

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Nimesh K Bharadia

Founder, Rose Executive

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Bill Bierds

President & CBDO, BCC Group

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William Bierds

Software Engineer, BCC Group

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Andrei Borsaru

Global Customer Technology Director, LSEG

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Paul Callaway

Head of Real-Time Systems Architecture, Bloomberg

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Isabel Cebolla

Head of Market Data, Equiduct

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Stamos Fokianos

Managing Director, Head of Asia, Expand

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Janet Foo

Market Data Engineering, Goldman Sachs

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Amit Garg

Head, Products APAC, SIX Group

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Mark Glossoti

Chief Operating Officer, CIX 

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Chris Grant

VP, Market Data, OTC Markets Group

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Toby Gray

MDM Business Consultant, Calero

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Jeremy Green

Global Head of Market Data, Macquarie Group

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Keiren Harris

Advisor, IPCL

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Eng-Ban Ho

Director, Asia Pacific, CUSIP Global Services

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Janice Kan

Managing Director of Global Markets Group, SGX

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Shikin Khan

Sales Lead, Enterprise Data Solutions, LSEG

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Maria Levanti

President & COO, ICE Futures Singapore and ICE Clear Singapore

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Leon Liang

Director, Feeds Business Development, ICE

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Neluka Liyanage

Regional Director, AsiaPac, FactSet

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Liam Marshall

Director, APAC, BeZero Carbon

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Kei Nagatani 

Senior Manager, Tokyo Stock Exchange

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Miguel Ortega

Regional Head Market Data, Deutsche Bank APAC

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Benjamin Quinlan

CEO and Managing Partner, Quinlan & Associates

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Till Rosar

Partner, Financial Services, Oliver Wyman

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Laura Ryan

Founder, Telos Advisory

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David Sharratt

Global Head, Data Product Monetization, Standard Chartered Bank

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John Willock 

Head of Strategy and Market Data, Blue Ocean

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Angela Xu

Director, Expand Research – a BCG company

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Russell Toop

Capital Markets Team Lead APAC, Col

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Michael Hoffman

Head of Business Development, Kensho Technologies (S&P Global)

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Hasan Rauf

Head of Capital Markets, AWS

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Cory Albert

Global Head of Real-Time Data and Technology, Bloomberg

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Peter Tierney

Founder & Owner, Saquish Partners

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Tamara Singh

Founder/Coach/Consultant, ESSEC SFDN OMFIF

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Alvin Lim

Asia Head, Environmental Products, Morgan Stanley

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Magnus Cattan

Vice President, Head of Client Development, Asia Pacific

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Wolfgang Matzner

Managing Director, baha GmbH

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Manisha Kohli

APAC Head of Partner Engineering (Strategic Partnerships), Google Cloud

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Rene Velasquez

Managing Partner, Valitera

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Jason Hoang

CEO – APAC Trading and Global Market Data, IRESS

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