Programme for conference

Programme for conference

Risk ASEAN conference

25th April 2019 | The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mitigating uncertainties and driving innovation in a new financial market structure

08:00

Registration 

09:00

Chairperson opening remarks

Aziz Durrani, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability and Supervision and Payment & Settlement Systems, THE SEACEN CENTER

09:10

Keynote address: Emerging risk in the ASEAN financial industry

Arsalaan Ahmed, CEO, HSBC AMANAH MALAYSIA

09:30

C-suite panel: Thriving in an era of change and upheaval

  • The top priorities in remaining competitive and managing risks
  • How are business operations transformed in light of the adoption of AI and robotic technology?
  • Talent management – tackling talent shortage and retention challenges
  • Beyond regulation – Identifying core risk issues to resolve in the next 3-5 years

Moderator:
Aziz Durrani, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability and Supervision and Payment & Settlement Systems, THE SEACEN CENTER

Panellists:
Ahmad Shukri Abd Rahman, Chief Risk Officer, BANK RAKYAT MALAYSIA

Anita Menon, Chief Risk Officer, PRUDENTIAL BSN TAKAFUL BERHAD

Mohit Tandon, Chief Operating Officer, EASTSPRING INVESTMENTS

10:10

Panel discussion: Outlook on ASEAN bond markets – investment appetite and hedging strategies

  • What are the changes following recent cross-border collaborations in driving a more connected and sustainable ASEAN capital market?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities in ASEAN bonds investment brought by heightened volatility and themes across rates, trade disputes and credit growth?
  • In line with the increasing interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) financial products, are we seeing a similar trend in the ASEAN bond market space?
  • What hedging solutions and tools are in demand to mitigate risks?
  • How may market infrastructure evolve to reduce cost, settlement risk as well as closing the gap for development of more innovative investment instruments and products?

Moderator:
Krishnan Ranganathan, Executive Director/ Head of Risk, Finance and Operations Change, NOMURA INDIA

Panellists:
Azila Abdul Aziz, Chief Executive Officer/ Executive Director & Head of Listed Derivatives, KENANGA FUTURES

Mohamad Damshal Awang Damit, Head of Equity & Fixed Income, Investment Division, SOCIAL SECURITY MALAYSIA

Lee Peng Ng, Head of Fixed Income, OPUS ASSET MANAGEMENT

Do Ngoc Quynh, Head of Treasury, BANK FOR INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT VIETNAM

Shu Tian, Economist, ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

11:00

Morning coffee break

RISK & REGULATION

11:30

Beyond IFRS 9 Beyond IFRS 9 Compliance - Credit Portfolio Analytics and Portfolio Optimization in an IFRS 9 world

  • Banking Themes in the post-IFRS 9 world
  • How sensitive is your portfolio to changes in IFRS 9 parameters?
  • Impact of IFRS 9 on earnings volatility
  • How should you grow your credit portfolio under IFRS 9?
  • Optimal capital allocation under IFRS 9
  • Cascade risk appetite to risk-based limits adjusted for IFRS 9

Dimitrios Papanastasiou, Head of Risk and Finance Solutions, MOODY’S ANALYTICS

12:00

IBOR reform: Gearing up for change

  • State of play in the benchmark reforms and development of alternative reference rates
  • IBORs and ARRs: from apples to oranges?
  • Cessations triggers and the fallbacks conundrum
  • Expected impacts for financial firms across Asia
  • Practical steps to prepare the transition

Alexandre Bon, Head of Marketing & Strategy, Asia Pacific, MUREX

12:30

What’s the data telling us on credit risk in China?

  • Drivers of change in the Chinese credit markets
  • SWOT analysis on China’s credit fundamentals
  • Trade tariff risks and impact on Chinese corporates

Michelle Cheong, Director, Credit Solutions, S&P GLOBAL MARKET INTELLIGENCE

AML

11:30

Master class: Utilising advanced technologies for AML detection and prevention

  • Moving from a rule led to an intelligence-led AML detection system
  • Best practices for connecting the technical aspects of cyber security with people and process risks for better monitoring and control
  • Accessing automated transaction monitoring solutions and understanding how current cyber risk management frameworks monitor, respond and investigate
  • Regulating and promoting increased information sharing between financial institutions – could this also be seen as an alternative solution?

Moderator:
Ahmad Shukri Abd Rahman, Chief Risk Officer, BANK RAKYAT MALAYSIA

Panellists:
Suzanne, Sook Sin Lim, Head, Financial Crime Supervision, KENANGA INVESTMENT BANK BERHAD

Anzar Mulyantoro, Head of AML CFT Department, PT BANK MANDIRI (PERSERO) TBK

Manjeev Singh, SVP, Country AML/ CFT/ Sanctions Head, UOB MALAYSIA

Mark McKenzie, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability and Supervision ( FSS ) & Payment and Settlement Systems ( PSS ), THE SEACEN CENTER

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Debate: AI can be used to manage risk, does it also create new risks?

The debate will cover:

  • What are some of the benefits AI can bring to risk management?
  • What areas have we seen the most success?
  • How can financial institutions detect programmatic errors and algorithmic bias?
  • What are the emerging legal risks and liabilities?
  • Cyber risks as a result of the adoption of AI

Moderator:
Dr Nafis Alam, Associate Professor in Finance, Henley Business School, UNIVERSITY PF READING MALAYSIA

Panellists:
Arnold Aranez, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, CENDOL

Terence Lim, Chief Risk Officer, ZHONGAN TECHNOLOGIES

Dato' Arif Siddiqui, Former CIO & Group CIO for Islamic Banking, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK (MALAYSIA)

Chuang Shin Wei, Co-founder and CEO, PAND.AI

14:50

The “ASEAN VOICE” roundtable

Delegates will be asked to break into 6 roundtables, each hosted by a subject matter expert to drive industry conversations. The discussions aim at identifying key challenges, solutions and establishing priorities for moving the ASEAN financial industry forward.

Roundtable topics:

  • Margin rules – Krishnan Ranganathan, Executive Director/ Head of Risk, Finance and Operations Change, NOMURA INDIA
  • Risk culture – Lindawati Susanto, Head of Risk Management, Senior Vice President, BANK RESONA PERDANIA
  • Cyber risk – Dr David Bobker, Associate Professor in Risk Management, MALAYSIA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • IBOR reforms – Alexandre Bon, Head of Marketing & Strategy, Asia Pacific, MUREX
  • Data science and machine learning in banking – Dr Yew Choong Chew, Principal Data Scientist, RHB BANKING GROUP
  • Malaysian economy and investment flow to emerging markets – Zabedah Giw, Head – Global Advisory & Research, EXIM BANK OF MALAYSIA
 

15:50

The “ASEAN VOICE” roundtable: Harvest panel

Roundtable hosts will join a thought-provoking panel discussion, acting as a voice to represent their respective working groups and establish way forward :

  • What are the key takeaways from each of the top industry trends?
  • What are the agreed priorities to strike a balance between risk and innovation?
  • How to embrace upcoming trends in regulations, risk management and use of disruptive technology
  • Wrap-up live polling on audience’s sentiments in future prospects of risk and innovation

Moderator:
Aziz Durrani, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability and Supervision and Payment & Settlement Systems, THE SEACEN CENTER

Panellists:
Dr David Bobker, Associate Professor in Risk Management, MALAYSIA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Alexandre Bon, Head of Marketing & Strategy, Asia Pacific, MUREX

Yew Choong Chew, Principal Data Scientist, RHB BANKING GROUP

Zabedah Giw, Head – Global Advisory & Research, EXIM BANK OF MALAYSIA

Krishnan Ranganathan, Executive Director/ Head of Risk, Finance and Operations Change, NOMURA INDIA

Lindawati Susanto, Head of Risk Management, Senior Vice President, BANK RESONA PERDANIA

16:40

Chairperson closing remarks 

16:50

End of Conference