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 and Australia 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


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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: Representative from MAS or IMF
09:10 - 09:30
Keynote Address: International Regulator (IOSCO or BIS)
09:30 - 09:50
Hard Talk: Keynote Fireside Chat
Asia's Derivatives Markets

09:50 - 10:40
Panel: How Asia’s Derivatives Markets are facing up to a Changing Landscape
  • - Risk Capital is affecting global banks dominance in markets
  • - Rise of the Asian Bank and Broker in the Derivatives Market?
  • - Is Derivatives a profitable business in Asia?
  • - Impact of regulatory fragmentation in Asia

Luke Brereton Co-Head ECLiPSe, Financial Markets, Wholesale Bank, Standard Chartered Bank
Bertrand d’AnselmeHead of Derivatives Clearing Services, APAC, BNP Paribas
10:40 - 11:10
Presentation: How do Banks Incorporate Regulatory Cost in Pricing of Client Trades?
  • - 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?

Sam AhmedManaging Director, DerivAsia
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?

Jonathan QuieCounsel, Simmons & Simmons
Shaun MurrayManaging Director, Head of Strategic Collateral Management, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank
Greg BallestySenior Risk Management SME, SmartStream
12:40 - 13:00
RegX: Cloud & Margining
Yutaka ImanishiCEO Asia-Pacific, TriOptima
13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch
Collateral, Liquidity & Risk Management

14:00 - 14:50
Panel: Collateral and Liquidity Management Within New Regulatory Framework
  • - 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

Karim ChabaneDirector, Head of APAC Collateral Management, Citi Futures, Clearing & Collateral
Conor CunninghamFounder and CEO, ACUO
14:50 - 15:20
Presentation: Net Stable Funding Ratio and 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?

15:20 - 15:40
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?

15:40 - 16:10
Networking Break
16:10 - 17:00
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?
  • - Standard approach v IMA?
  • - 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.

Dr. Frederick ShenHead of Business Management, Global Treasury, OCBC
Tim ClarsenHead of Risk Management Business Solutions, Murex
Andrea SchnozHead of Asia Finance Regulatory Policy, Barclays
The OTC Landscape in 2017 and Beyond

17:00 - 17:15
RegX Talk: Cloud Technology for Regulatory Challenges – Collateral Management, Risk Calculations and more …
17:15 - 17:30
RegX Talk: Managed Services – Why we Should be Sharing the Regulatory Burden.
17:30 - 18:00
Panel Discussion: The Path Ahead: Looking forward through 2017 onwards
  • - 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?

Yves TomballeHead of Market & Liquidity Risk Asia Ex-Japan, BTMU
Valerian CrastoCOO, Treasury & Markets, DBS
Ave KingExecutive Director, Regional Compliance for F&O and OTC Clearing, J.P. Morgan
18:00 - 18:05
Closing Remarks
Nick WakefieldManaging Director & Co-Founder, Regulation Asia
Cocktail Reception: TBC


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    Andrea Schnoz

    Head of Asia Finance Regulatory Policy,

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    Ave King

    Executive Director, Regional Compliance for F&O and OTC Clearing,
    J.P. Morgan

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    Brad Maclean

    Managing Director,
    Regulation Asia

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    Bertrand d’Anselme

    Head of Derivatives Clearing Services, APAC,
    BNP Paribas

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    Conor Cunningham

    Founder & CEO, APAC, BNP Paribas Securities Services,

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    Dr. Frederick Shen

    Head of Business Management, Global Treasury,

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    Greg Ballesty

    Senior Risk Management SME,

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    Jonathan Quie

    Simmons & Simmons

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    Karim Chabane

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

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    Luke Brereton

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

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    Sam Ahmed

    Co-Founder & MD,
    Deriv Asia

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    Samuel Riding

    Regulation Asia

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    Shaun Murray

    Managing Director, Head of Strategic Collateral Management,
    Standard Chartered Bank

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    Simon McKnight

    Simmons & Simmons

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    Tim Clarsen

    Head of Risk Management Business Solutions,

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    Valerian Crasto

    Chief Operating Officer, Treasury & Markets,

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    Yutaka Imanishi

    Chief Executive Officer Asia-Pacific,

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    Yves Tomballe

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

OTC Derivatives Summit Asia 2016

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