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The Need for Speed: Trading 3.0

Live Webinar
July 7, 2021|11:00 a.m., HKT/SGT, 1:00 p.m., AEST

Changes to the trading desk are not a new phenomenon, but with an increasing number of shocks at a rapid pace, traders around the world find themselves with a “need for speed”.

This panel will discuss how traders can adapt quickly and prepare for future trends and requirements, including how they can leverage emerging technologies and the move towards automation to achieve best execution.

Join our panelists as they drive the conversation on topics such as:

  • The falling cost and rising speed of trade
  • Challenges and learnings from the global pandemic on the multi-asset trading desk
  • The impacts of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data
  • Outsourced trading trends and what they mean for the trading desk of the future

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Speakers

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Manu Sharma

Trading Solutions Head of APAC Sales

FactSet

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Kendall Tse

Trader

Vontobel Asset Management

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Ferris Kwan

Senior Vice President, Technology

GIC Private Limited

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Winter WM Chan

Executive Director, Head of Trading Technology APAC

J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Manu Sharma

Trading Solutions Head of APAC Sales | FactSet

Mr. Manu Sharma is the Trading Solutions Head of APAC Sales at FactSet. In this role, he is responsible for growing the Electronic Trading franchise for FactSet throughout the region. Mr. Sharma brings 12 years of industry experience to the role, which promoted the best practices of multi-asset electronic trading for Bloomberg. During his tenure, he successfully advanced the electronification of complex trading workflows across numerous markets in the region, capturing market share for their multi-asset class trading solutions. Mr. Sharma earned a Master of Science in Global Finance from New York University.

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Kendall Tse

Trader | Vontobel Asset Management

Kendall has over 15 years of trading experience, primarily in Asian equities.  Ranging from proprietary trading, outsourced trading for hedge funds, to setting up and heading the Asian trading desk at Robeco for 11 years, he specializes in pan-Asian equities in the areas of high-touch, algorithmic trading, program trading, and liquidity solutions.  He has spent the last 9 months at Vontobel Asset Management, which manages USD 150bln in assets, to help build out a centralized dealing desk in Hong Kong.

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Ferris Kwan

Senior Vice President, Technology | GIC Private Limited

Ferris is currently the Head of Trading Technology at GIC. He responsible for overseeing and leading front, middle and back office technology solutions globally for portfolio management, trading, trading analytics, securities financing, and treasury. Previously, he spent 15 years at BofA Merrill Lynch, most recently as a technology manager in the Electronic Trading space.

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Winter WM Chan

Executive Director, Head of Trading Technology APAC | J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Winter is currently the Head of Trading Technology APAC and has been working in JP Morgan Asset management since 2006 in a variety roles across the equities technology organization. In his current role he faces off to the head of Asia trading and other senior equities stakeholders driving both regional and global technology initiatives within the trading space.

Most recently Winter has been leading efforts on delivery of technology solutions in support of the transformation of the regional trading function and designing a solution to support on-shore Trading in China.

Winter participates in industry forums and events actively that contributes to the IOIs standardization. He is also a Co-Chair of the FIX technical subcommittee in Asia. In such capacity, he is currently working on an update to the guide to cover the Master SPSA initiative.

Winter holds a BSc in Computer Science and Information Systems and a MPhil in Computer Information Systems from the University of Hong Kong.

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