May 28-29, 2024

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
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, Consultant, 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
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
Christian Baha Founder & Owner, 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
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
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 optimise the market infrastructre to suppor tthis.

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: 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: Wail Azizi, Chief Strategy Officer, Equiduct
Stamos Fokianos, Managing Director, Head of Asia, Expand
Kei Nagatani, Senior Manager, JPX
John Willock, Head of Strategy & Market Data, BOATS
Chris Grant, VP, Market Data, OTC Markets
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
Sage Patel, Managing Director, S&P Global
5:30 - 5:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

SKAI Suites, Swissôtel The Stamford, Level 69

Enjoy drinks, canapes and networking with your colleagues, while taking in the magnificent Singapore Skyline from this 27th floor vantage point.
Time Wednesday, May 29
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 - 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 Grey, MDM Business Consultant, Calero
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

Ned Phillips, CEO and Founder, Bambu B2B Robo Advisor Digital Wealth Technology
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. FISD Engineering Stream: Market Data in the Cloud

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. FISD Engineering Stream: Understanding a Cloud-Based Market Data Platform

Mauricio Gonzalez-Evans CEO, BCC Group
3:00 - 3:30 FISD Engineering Stream: Desktop Interoperability

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. FISD Engineering Stream

5:00 - 5:10 p.m. Closing Remarks

Janet Foo

Market Data Engineering, Goldman Sachs

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Chris Grant

VP, Market Data, OTC Markets Group

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Eng-Ban Ho

Director, Asia Pacific, CUSIP Global Services

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Shikin Khan

Sales Lead, Enterprise Data Solutions, LSEG

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Benjamin Quinlan

CEO and Managing Partner, Quinlan & Associates

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John Willock 

Head of Strategy and Market Data, Blue Ocean

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Keiren Harris

Advisor, IPCL

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Till Rosar

Partner, Financial Services, Oliver Wyman

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Nimesh K Bharadia

COO, Kaimian

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Wail Azizi

Chief Strategy Officer, Equiduct

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Laura Ryan

Consultant, Telos Advisory

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Mark Glossoti

Chief Operating Officer, CIX 

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