The 2nd Annual

OTC Derivatives Summit Asia 2017

The Westin Singapore, 16 March 2017

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About the Event

Since Regulation Asia’s last OTC Derivatives Summit, new uncertainties have emerged. Extant challenges—such as banks’ struggle for profitability amid shrinking balance sheets and increasingly burdensome capital adequacy requirements—appear no closer to being resolved.

A seeming lack of regulatory coordination, exemplified by Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Japan not carrying through with the 1 September deadline for initial margin, has only added to the problem.

This raft of uncertainties means that one year on, it has become harder, not less difficult, to predict how Asia-Pacific’s OTC derivatives markets will evolve. Yet it also means the imperative to attempt to understand where we stand, and where we're going, has become even stronger.

With this ultimate objective in mind, the 2017 OTC Derivatives Summit will explore issues including:

  • ▸ Changing Landscape of Asia’s Derivatives Markets – Rise of Asian Banks and Brokers

  • ▸ Regulatory Fragmentation

  • ▸ How do Banks Incorporate Regulatory Cost in Pricing of Client Trades?

  • ▸ Regulatory Implications of Incoming Margin Rules

  • ▸ Margin Reform – and Impact on the Buy-side

  • ▸ Collateral & Liquidity Management

  • ▸ Net Stable Funding Ratio – Impact on Repo & Collateral Markets

  • ▸ FRTB – is Asia Being Punished by Global Regulation?

  • ▸ The Path Ahead for 2017 and Beyond – Basel IV? Unwinding of Dodd-Frank?

  • ▸ NEW – RegX Talks – Cloud Margining, Cloud Collateral, DLT


Full Day

Combination of keynotes, panels, interactive sessions and networking



Hear from Regulators, Senior Market Participants, Technologists and Peers.



Network and discuss with your market peers from across Asia-Pacific.


March 16, 2017
08:00 - 08:45
Registration and Refreshments
08:45 - 08:50
Chairman's Welcome
Nick WakefieldManaging Director & Co-Founder, Regulation Asia
08:50 - 09:10
Opening Keynote Address: International Regulator
09:10 - 09:30
Keynote Address
09:30 - 09:50
Hard Talk: Keynote Fireside Chat hosted by:
Asia's Derivatives Markets

09:50 - 10:40
Panel: The Changing Landscape of Asia’s Derivatives Markets
  • - Risk capital is affecting global banks market dominance
  • - Rise of the Asian Bank and Broker in the Derivatives Market?
  • - Is Derivatives a profitable business in Asia?
  • - Affect of regulatory fragmentation in Asia

10:40 - 11:10
Presentation: How do Banks Incorporate Regulatory Cost in Pricing of Client Trades?
Sam AhmedManaging Director, DerivAsia
  • - Banks are passing along the costs of implementing regulations stemming from IOSCO,
    EMIR, Dodd-Frank and other, local regulations.
  • - How do they price those costs, do they pass them along?
  • - What are the implications for both the buy side and the sell side?

11:10 - 11:40
Networking Break
Margin Rules & Impact on Buy & Sell-side

11:40 - 12:00
Presentation: Regulatory Implications of Incoming Margining Rules
Senior RepresentativeISDA
12:00 - 12:40
Panel: Margin Reforms: Now What?
  • - Post-March deadline, where are we today as an industry?
  • - How effective is the 6-month window for buy and sell-side?
  • - Has the industry seen significant contract tear-ups?
  • - What impact have the rules had on asset managers, insurers and pensions funds?
  • - Negotiating ISDA amendments or new CSAs?

12:40 - 13:40
Networking Lunch
Collateral, Liquidity & Risk Management

13:40 - 14:30
Panel: Collateral and Liquidity Management Within New Regulatory Frameworks
  • - Have regulatory markets converged around common standards,
    or do differences in local laws and regulations mean arbitrage?
  • - Capacity of banks operational and back office systems regarding impacts on trading activities,
    risk calculations, reconciliation requirements, and the reporting of transactions and
    balances to a variety of jurisdictions
  • - Impact on front office operations i.e. Life-cycle management
  • - Buy-side preparedness
  • - Impacts on demand for HQLA

14:30 - 14:50
Presentation: Net Stable Funding Ratio and its Impact on Repo & Collateral Markets
  • Regulators across the region are implementing the reporting regulations associated with
    the Basel III Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) for banks. Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia,
    Malaysia, India and Indonesia are all undertaking substantial updates or enhancements to
    liquidity reporting obligations.

  • - What will this mean for Repo and Collateral markets?

14:50 - 15:10
Presentation: The Asian CCP: Building a Local CCP in a Competitive Environment
  • - Will Asian CCPs will just clear their own currencies, as per HKEX, KRX and SGX, JSCC?

15:10 - 15:40
Networking Break
15:40 - 16:30
Panel: Fundamental Review of the Trading Book
  • - Asia’s challenge with FRTB vs US/Europe. Multiple currencies, illiquid markets,
    local banks punished by global rules.
  • - Has FRTB been designed without the consideration of Asia’s banks?
  • - Understanding the cost to business in implementation of FRTB?
  • - What are the top concerns of risk, front office and finance?
  • - How will Total Cost Analysis (TCA) play into FRTB? It is suggested that TCA,
    in assigning costs at desk level (following in Europe’s footsteps),
    will highlight which businesses have a positive return on equity.

The OTC Landscape in 2017 and Beyond

16:30 - 16:45
RegX Talk: Cloud Technology for Regulatory Challenges – Collateral Management, Risk Calculations and more …
16:45 - 17:00
RegX Talk:
17:00 - 17:40
Panel Discussion: The Path Ahead: 2017 and Beyond
  • - As Basel III nears completion, reflections and predictions for the future?
  • - Unintended consequences of Financial Regulatory Reform?
  • - In August, the FSB issued a report suggesting that some banks are withdrawing from
    correspondent banking in emerging market and developing economies, which could impede
    transparency around issues like ALM and KYC. This in turn has impacted on some aspects such as proportionality could be applied to OTC derivative reforms and bilateral recognition/recognition assessments.
  • - What happens if the US government unwind key features of Dodd-Frank?

17:40 - 17:45
Closing Remarks
Nick WakefieldManaging Director & Co-Founder, Regulation Asia
17:45 - 19:00
Cocktail Reception


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    Dr. Frederick Shen

    Head of Business Management, Global Treasury,

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    Jonathan Quie

    Simmons & Simmons

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    Yves Tomballe

    Head of Market & Liquidity Risk Ex-Japan,
    Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

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    Tim Clarsen

    Head of Risk Management Business Solutions,

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    Shaun Murray

    Managing Director, Head of Strategic Collateral Management, Financial Markets,
    Standard Chartered

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    Simon McKnight

    Simmons & Simmons

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    Sam Ahmed

    Co-Founder & MD,
    Deriv Asia

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    Luke Brereton

    Co-Head ECLiPSe, Financial Markets, Wholesale Bank,
    Standard Chartered

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    Karim Chabane

    Director, Head of APAC Collateral Management,
    Citi Futures, Clearing and Collateral

OTC Derivatives Summit Asia 2016

In February 2016, over 180 professionals gathered in Singapore.

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