08:30 Registration

09:35 Welcome remarks

Wei-Shen Wong, Asia Staff Reporter, Waters Technology

09:40 Keynote panel discussion: Technology innovation for the buy-side - Strategies in replacing legacy systems, prioritising security and adjusting business models in a challenging environment

  • Enhancing risk management and operational efficiency - moving away from legacy systems and towards automated reconciliation platforms
  • Building information risk into every project - maintaining an invested interest around security breaches
  • In the face of heightened investor expectations, how does technology play a role in altering your business models to meet their demands?
  • What are your current technological priorities and what goes into allocating your budget?
  • Who is responsible in your firm for implementing the most cutting-edge technologies and what considerations and processes go into this decision?

Wei-Shen Wong
, Asia Staff Reporter, Waters Technology

Venkatesh Narasiah, Global Head of Operating Model, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management
Rob Scott, COO, Head of International Operations, Nikko Asset Management
Martin Leo, Executive Director, Risk Management, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

10:30 Presentation: Data as an asset and an enabler for your business

  • Key drivers and the changing landscape for asset managers
  • The life cycle of data in an asset manager
  • Data use cases in the asset manager to maximise business value
  • The next generation of datasets and data models

Madhu Gayer, Head of Investment Analytics, Head of Investment Compliance, BNP Paribas

11:15 Morning networking break

11:45 Fireside chat: The importance of good data: How do you do it and why do you do it?

  • The importance of data governance when the business is across multi-asset classes and trading venues
  • What are the challenges around testing for accuracy and quality?
  • What steps need to be taken to make sure your data is representative of your firm?
  • Business buy-in: how to show the benefits of well-managed data

Peter Ton-That, Head of Investment and Dealing Technology, Schroders

Subramanian Venkataraman, Director, COO | Chief Data Office | Data Governance & Policies, Deutsche Bank AG
Richard Waddington, CEO, Sherpa Funds Technology

12:15 Lunch

13:20 Presentation: Harnessing unstructured data and effectively utilising big data to your advantage

  • Developing strategies on how to mine unstructured data to detect future events
  • Leveraging big data to drive business development and position yourself for future success
  • Managing disparate data sets across an organization to comply with regulatory and reporting requirements
  • What is there to learn from other industries who have already wholly embraced big data?

Scott Treloar, Founder, Noviscient

14:05 Fireside chat: Advances in trading automation and HFT technology

  • What innovative HFT technologies are making the biggest impact in trading?
  • Do the benefits of HFT outweigh the sometimes volatile market shifts it can aid in creating?
  • How are alternative data strategies changing the way traders are operating?
  • Analysing the pros and cons of collocating servers and the costs involved
  • Are the cards stacked against those who do not use or cannot afford the most up to date HFT technology?

Peter Ton-That, Head of Investment and Dealing Technology, Schroders

Arjen Gaasbeek, Managing Director, Flow Traders
Scott Treloar, Founder, Noviscient

14:35 Afternoon networking break

15:05 Panel discussion: The future of operational and business strategy and the role outsourcing technology will play in these decisions

  • Examining the trend of migration from homegrown technology solutions in favour of licensed software and outsourcing services
  • Managing changes in vendor contracts - choosing the best provider and maintaining a beneficial, collaborative, ongoing relationship
  • Discussing the benefits and risks with data sharing between outsourced partners and shared services
  • How are vendors keeping up with evolving technology while maintaining an offer of value and ROI?
  • Managing regulation compliance with third-party data management vendors

Simon Willcox, Head of Investment Risk and Analytical Services, APAC, Northern Trust

Claudia Marcusson, Head of Risk Management, NN Investment Partners
Giridhar Lanka, Head of Front Solutions AMU, Bank of Singapore
Alan Artyun, Head of Investment Services, Eastspring Investments

15:55 Closing remarks

Wei-Shen Wong, Asia Staff Reporter, Waters Technology

16:00 End of conference

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