Duncan Begg
Head of Electronic Execution Products

Duncan Begg is Head of Electronic Execution Products for ITG in the Asia Pacific region. He and his team are responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of electronic execution products such as algorithms, smart order routers, block matching systems and crossing engines. Having joined ITG in 2003 he has worked in the European and Asian offices of ITG and in both regions primarily acted as a product specialist covering electronic trading products.

Duncan holds degrees in Finance and Law from the University of New South Wales (Sydney).

Damian Bierman
Co-Chair, Asia Pacific Technical Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, and
Head of Asia-Pacific, Portware

Damian Bierman is the Head of Asia-Pacific for Portware LLC, a FactSet Company, based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for directing Portware's operations throughout APAC and for overseeing its client services, account management, and technical support teams.

Damian is also an active member of the FIX Trading Community, currently serving as Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific Technical Subcommittee. He has been a mainstay of the organization’s Asia-Pacific presence for the past 12 years, playing an active role in promoting the adoption of FIX across the region.

Prior to Portware, Damian was Director of FIX Product Services in APAC for Javelin Technologies (a subsidiary of NYFIX, Inc), relocating to Hong Kong in 2004 to establish the firm's Asia presence and to develop its regional FIX product offering. Prior to this, Damian lead Javelin's Quality Assurance team, building a robust testing process for the firm's FIX technology suite. Damian joined Javelin in 2000 as a Client Manager, based in New York, implementing FIX technology at a long list of buy- and sell-side institutions.

Prior to his career in financial technology, Damian held a research position at Carnegie Mellon Research Institute, where he was involved with the DOT-funded Driver Drowsiness Detection & Countermeasures study, and contributed to the development of a threshold-based, infrared camera system for non-invasively detecting driver drowsiness based on percentage eye closure. Following its completion, Damian was involved in a study of expert landmine detection skill for the US Army, where he helped to develop a robust training protocol for novice operators based on critical elements of expert landmine detection performance. Through the course of his research, Damian has four journal publications to his credit.

Damian received his B.S. in Cognitive Science from Carnegie Mellon University in May 1997.

Drew Brick
Head of Market Structure Strategy, APAC
Bloomberg L.P.

Drew Brick is part of Bloomberg's Global Market Group and is responsible for assisting core product teams with identifying, planning for and managing business development and market structure change.

Drew has over 25 years of buy-side and sell-side experience. On the buy-side, Drew was a senior Portfolio Manager and Global Strategist for the fixed income asset manager, PIMCO. He was a member of PIMCO’s Global Investment Committee. He was on the Board of Directors for PIMCO Global Advisors Asia. He was also a partner and portfolio manager for PIMCO's U.S.-based macro hedge fund GreenRidge Asset Management.

On the sell-side, Drew served as Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Management and Markets Strategy at RBS and BNP Paribas.

Drew has lectured on International Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and on Asian Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University -- the latter of which where he earned and worked on his Masters and Ph.D., respectively.

Chan Kum Kong
Head of Research and Products
Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Mr. Chan is the Head of Research and Products at Singapore Exchange (SGX), he is responsible for the research content and securities products development and management. He has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry.

Prior to SGX, he was the Investment Director at DBS Asset Management, managing the suite of funds. Before DBS Asset Management, Mr. Chan was the senior analyst covering the technology sector in Seoul at Nomura Securities and subsequently assumed the role of Head of Research in Shanghai. Prior to Nomura Securities, he was at Bank of America Equity Partners, a private equity investment firm.

Abhishek Choudhary
Vice President, Execution Advisory Services

Abhishek is a Vice President in the Execution Advisory Services team within Citi’s Markets and Securities Services business in Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, his role covers cross-channel execution sales, execution consulting and microstructure research for Citi’s institutional clients throughout the region. Abhishek has over 7 years’ experience in Equity Trading Analytics and specializes in helping clients understand the source of their trading costs, how to reduce them and how they are impacted by the ever-changing market microstructure. Prior to joining Citi, Abhishek worked at ITG and Nomura. Abhishek holds a BTech in Engineering from IIT-Delhi and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Roland De Marsangy
Head of Business Development, Asia-Pacific

Roland has helped Liquidnet expand its geographical presence since joining in 2012. An initial focus on continental European members quickly expanded to include several strategic London accounts. He has also developed the trading platform expansion in emerging markets, including the launch of the on-shore South African market in 2015. In September 2016, Roland relocated to Hong Kong to lead Liquidnet’s business development and market structure efforts in the Asia-Pacific region (currently active in 13 markets).

Roland has a depth of industry experience, previously working at Bloomberg in 2005 before working in Seychelles on the equities desk of an Austrian quant-driven hedge fund in 2009. Roland was listed in Brummel Magazine’s “30 Ones to Watch” in 2014 and Financial News’ “40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Trading and Technology” in 2015.

Dan Enstedt
Vice President Business Development

Dan Enstedt joined FlexTrade in February 2016 and is spearheading the establishment of FlexTrade’s multi-asset business operations in Australia and New Zealand. He has more than 10 years of experience in the FinTech / electronic trading space, covering both the buy-side and sell-side.

Dan holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Stockholm.

Christopher Friese
Head of Lyxor ETF - Asia
SG Securities (HK) Limited

Christopher Friese is responsible for Société Générale’s Lyxor ETF set of products in Asia. He is based in Hong Kong since February 2017 and joined Société Générale in 2013 as Lyxor ETF Institutional Sales for Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe. He had sole responsibility for building the Lyxor ETF business in Eastern Europe and covered institutional clients in Germany and Austria. Prior to joining Société Générale, Christopher worked for Royal Bank of Scotland where he was part to the Institutional Sales team of the RBS Market Access ETF range promoting ETFs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Chris also worked for Barclays Global Investors and BlackRock Asset Management, where he was an essential part of the iShares Product Development Team and iShares Institutional Sales Team for Germany and Austria. He holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration from RSM/ Erasmus University and a MBA degree from Munich Business School.

Arjen Gaasbeek
Managing Director
Flow Traders Asia

Arjen Gaasbeek started his career in 2002 as a marketmaker in Equity options with Optiver in Amsterdam and Sydney. Arjen then went on to become the senior Risk manager for the APAC region with ABN Amro Clearing in Sydney.

In early 2008 Arjen moved to the Korean Ingensoma Trading Group in Seoul to trade Kospi200 Index options. Late 2008 he set-up and headed the Hong Kong office for Ingensoma and started market making operations in options and cash equity. Then in September 2013 he set-up a trading operation under TCG Capital, a family office. In 2016 he moved onto become Managing Director of Flow Traders Asia based in Singapore.

Maxence Hardy
Asia Pacific Head of Linear Quantitative Research and Algo Trading Product
J.P. Morgan

Based in Hong Kong, Maxence Hardy leads the Linear Quantitative Research and Execution Services Algo Trading Product teams. He and his teams are responsible for the research and development underpinning JP Morgan’s Asia Pacific algorithmic trading product suite. In particular, the LQR team is in charge of developing the quantitative models driving decisions made by the trading algorithms.

Prior to relocating to Hong Kong, Maxence spent six years with JP Morgan in New York where he most lately also led the equities Linear Quantitative Research team.

Eugene Kanevsky
Global Head of Electronic Trading

Eugene Kanevsky joined CLSA in November 2009 as Head of Electronic Sales, focusing on building out the electronic execution business. In May 2015 he was promoted to Global Head of Electronic Trading.

Eugene started his career in 1998 at Macquarie Bank, Sydney, where he established the firm’s DMA business. Subsequently moving to HK in 2006 as a founding member of the map-Asia Electronic Trading team.

Josephine Kim
Co-Chair, Singapore Working Group, FIX Trading Community, and
Head of Asia Pacific Electronic Trading Sales, Asia Pacific Equities, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Josephine Kim is responsible for Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Global Execution Services (GES) Sales in Asia Pacific. GES provides Direct Market Access, multi asset algorithmic strategies, analytics and execution consulting services throughout the world. Josephine actively participates in industry consultations through various expert opinion editorials and events across Asia Pacific. She is also a Co-Chair of FIX Trading Community Singapore Working Group.

Daniel Lee
Senior Vice President, Head, Electronic Trading & ETF Business
DBS Vickers Securities

Daniel Lee has 21 years of experience in stock broking. He is responsible for the Electronic Trading (DMA) and ETF business. Prior to joining DBS Vickers, Daniel worked in equity sales, sales trading and research with WI Carr. Before that he was doing research at the University of Cambridge.

Daniel holds an first class honours degree from the Queen's University of Belfast. He also holds an MBA and a LL.M.

Stephane Leroy
Chief Revenue Officer

Stephane is a successful business entrepreneur and visionary for the AI and Algorithmic trading market. Stephane has a proven track record of continuous success in how to turn innovative ideas into profitable businesses. As business founder of QuantHouse, Stephane was instrumental in changing the original positioning of QuantHouse as a Hedge Fund to a successful Financial Technology provider providing leading edge API based automated trading tools. As a senior manager for Radianz, Stephane built the business and a successful team from scratch throughout Europe opening offices in multiple countries and bringing more than 1200 clients into the Radianz Cloud community within 5 years. The Radianz business was sold to BT in 2005 in a nine-digit deal generating impressive returns for shareholders.

Mr. Leroy holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science Engineering from ESME/SUDRIA of Paris with a major in Mathematics and Computer Science. He holds also a Master’s Degree in strategic marketing from HEC Paris.

Edward Mangles
Regional Director, Asia Pacific, FIX Trading Community, and
Director, GlobalTrading

Edward Mangles has helped support The FIX Trading Community’s Asia Pacific committee for the past 14 years, playing a key role in promoting FIX adoption across the region, and facilitating cross-industry collaboration. In March 2009, Edward was appointed Asia Pacific Regional Director for the FIX Trading Community. Edward also established the GlobalTrading journal, alongside the www.fixglobal.com site, which focusses on institutional trading issues around the world and is the official journal of the FIX Trading Community.

Ned Phillips
Founder and CEO

Former Managing Director and now an entrepreneur, Ned Phillips is the founder and chief executive officer of Bambu.

Ned Phillips has been based in Asia for the past 25 years; starting his journey in FinTech since 1999 with E*TRADE as one of the very first online brokers before becoming Managing Director in 2007. He was part of the transformation of the stock exchange where he developed two pan-Asian exchange, one of which is in conjunction with SCX and Chi-X. Ned had the opportunity to experience the first dot-com boom with one of the original FinTech companies as well as become appointed as consultant to 8 Securities when they launched the first Robo Advisor in Asia.

With such an insightful exposure and development over the years, Ned saw an opportunity in the B2B space to build a solution for various sectors that lead to the birth of Bambu.

Since 2016, Bambu has accomplished many rewarding milestones: launched Singapore’s first Robo Advisor, won Best Early Stage Startup at FinTech Finals 2017, Finalist in SuperCharger 2.0 Accelerator program and finalist in Jumpstarter 2017 organised by Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund.

Curtis Tai
Director, Asia-Pacific ETF Sales & Trading
Jane Street

Curtis joined Jane Street in 2015 to expand its ETF Sales and Trading functions to Asia-Pacific from New York and London. Prior to this, he was a Senior Vice President and ETF Specialist at CSOP Asset Management Ltd with a focus on institutional sales and client portfolio management. Curtis was also a Manager at China Asset Management (HK) Ltd (ChinaAMC), responsible for their ETFs business including Capital Markets and Institutional Sales, where he helped to launch the world’s first RQFII ETF investing into onshore China. He also worked at Yuanta SIT in Taiwan, developing international business in ETF and indexing solutions and advisory. Mr. Tai received a BSBA degree from Washington University in St Louis.

Scott Treloar

Scott has 20 years of financial markets experience. He heads up Noviscient, a next-generation investment manager based in Singapore.

He worked as Chief Risk Officer and Portfolio Manager at an alternative investment firm for four years, as well as eight years heading up a quantitative team within Deutsche Bank’s Asian trading business in Singapore. Before that he worked in venture capital with Macquarie Bank for five years.

Scott has been programming since the first PCs appeared in the 1980’s. He works in Python and has a specific interest is the application of machine learning to financial time series.

Scott has a BEng, an MBA, a Master of Quantitative Finance and he is completing a PhD in Finance with EDHEC.

David Whitney
Director - TSN Asia Pacific

David Whitney is Spectracom’s Director for Time Sensitive Networks (TSN) for the Asia Region. Mr. Whitney’s role is to manage the company’s growth of resilient PNT solutions into a range of local and international financial services clients encompassing network time synchronization and GPS resilience. Mr. Whitney and his Singapore based colleagues focus on time sources and providing thought leadership around precision time (PTP) in parallel with MIFID2 regulatory requirements and delivering time as a service (TAAS) to datacenter partners in the region.

David has been living and working in the Asia Pacific region for more than twenty years as a business development and sales leadership executive working with a range of start-up tech firms and legacy technology businesses including Solarflare Communications, Netlist and Stratus. Mr. Whitney also started two successful component trading businesses in the region during his tenure.

David has a BS from the College of Wooster in Ohio and studied at Sophia University in Tokyo.

More speakers to be announced soon.