Risk ASEAN

Asia Risk is delighted to present our 8th annual Risk ASEAN conference, the leading incubator for risk practitioners and investment professionals to share best practices in financial risk management in the region.

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25 April 2019 | Kuala Lumpur
 

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Premier conference for ASEAN Economic Community

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2019 conference highlights:

  • Panel discussion led by top Chief Risk Officers in the ASEAN region on the top priorities and key issues to tackle in 2019 and beyond
  • Interactive masterclasses on conduct risk culture and taking advantage of technological tools on AML/KYC efforts
  • Opportunity for delegate to participate in industry working groups to contribute their thoughts on industry trends from margining rules, third party risk to cyber risk
  • Thought-provoking harvesting session that converge industry work group leaders, highlighting key challenges and solutions for moving the ASEAN financial industry forward
  • Three regional ASEAN workshops on Machine Learning and OpRisk in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Jakarta

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

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Machine Learning in Finance, 23-24 April, Kuala Lumpur
  • The fundamentals of machine learning methodology
  • Different types of machine learning models and how they can be applied in practice
  • The  capabilities of machine learning tools in portfolio construction, trading and risk management
  • Theory behind machine learning, deep learning and neural networks, and how these methods can be applied in your organization
  • How machine learning is used in the equity world

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Operational Risk, 23-24 April, Jakarta
  • How can data be controlled, efficiently delivered and kept transparent and auditable?
  • How to keep up with the growing demands for quicker and more detailed risk intelligence?
  • How to utilise advanced technologies for AML detection and prevention?
  • How to develop effective stress tests for operational risk?
  • How to build and strengthen your conduct and risk culture?
  • How to manage risk associated with third-party vendors?

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Machine Learning in Finance, 16-17 May, Bangkok
  • The fundamentals of machine learning methodology
  • Different types of machine learning models and how they can be applied in practice
  • The  capabilities of machine learning tools in portfolio construction, trading and risk management
  • Theory behind machine learning, deep learning and neural networks, and how these methods can be applied in your organization
  • How machine learning is used in the equity world

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500

Delegates

The most attended ASEAN's conference including 80+ CROs and Heads of Risk

200

Firms

Leading international and local financial institutions from 10 member states

100

C-suite

The most influential decision-makers from buy-side firms and banks

30

Speakers

World class speakers featuring regulators and industry experts

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Prominent regulators and industry experts

The Risk ASEAN conference brings together senior professionals from major regional and global financial institutions and regulators to analyse the impact of regulatory reforms and investigate the latest investment strategies adopted by banks and institutional investors among ASEAN Economic Community.

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The meeting place for ASEAN Economic Community

Each year Risk ASEAN conference provides platform for leading risk and investment professionals to meet and discuss mitigating investment risks in a volatile market, enhancing risk management strategies across credit, market, liquidity, and regulatory risks, and regulatory reforms across financial markets.

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Analysis for ASEAN's risk and investment professionals

The conference is dedicated to informing risk and finance professionals to understand the challenges of risk management and investment today and provides an unparalleled insight into what is happening at the cutting edge of risk management and regulation across the region.

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ASEAN's most in-depth risk and investment agenda

Speaking with practitioners, regulators and other stakeholders, Asia Risk team develops the most in-depth agenda to help market participants understand the latest developments and challenges of risk management and regulation in the region.

The programme is backed by the editors of Risk.net and Asia Risk, world’s leading source of in-depth news and analysis on risk management, derivatives and regulation.

How to get involved

Keynote

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Arsalaan Ahmed (OZ)

CEO

HSBC AMANAH MALAYSIA BERHAD

Oz is a career Islamic finance professional with extensive experience in wholesale and retail banking.  He has worked across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  In his early career he distinguished himself in innovating Islamic finance solutions across various jurisdictions and has advised governments on Islamic finance regulation.  He is credited with material contributions to the development of the Global Sukuk market, particularly on structuring and considered a subject matter expert.  Among his many achievements, Oz has originated and executed multiple first to market Sukuk transactions across the Middle East and Asia including of note the first public Sukuk related to Makkah development, the first non-OIC sovereign Sukuk and the first vaccine Sukuk.  In 2018 he oversaw the issuance of the World’s First UN SDG Sukuk issuance for HSBC Amanah Malaysia (awarded Overall, ESG and Country Deal of the Year by IFN), and represented a Malaysian mission to the UNGA to discuss Islamic finance and its role in achieving the UN SDGs.  In recent years Oz has distinguished himself as a thought leader in Islamic finance for social impact and values-based intermediation in banking.  In 2018 he was awarded Islamic Banker of the year by The Asset. 

Oz started his career as a Strategy Analyst, Financial Services with Accenture London. Thereafter, he joined HSBC Group in 2005 leaving for Barwa Bank of Qatar in 2013 to rejoin in 2016 as CEO of HSBC Amanah Malaysia, HSBC Group’s global centre of excellence in Islamic finance. 

He holds an MBA with distinction from London Business School’s executive program and has a Bachelor’s degree from University College London and a Master’s degree from The University of Bristol.  He is a Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance with the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals and a Chartered Banker with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.  He is currently an EXCO and Council member of AIBIM, Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia.  Oz is the first foreigner to hold a position at the AIBIM EXCO. 

Speakers

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Aziz Durrani

Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability and Supervision and Payment & Settlement Systems

THE SEACEN CENTRE

Aziz is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist at The South East Asian Central Banks Research and Training Centre (The SEACEN Centre), based in Kuala Lumpur. He joined in August 2016 on a sponsored career break from the Bank of England, and is responsible for delivering training programmes, risk advice and technical assistance to 20+ SEACEN member Central Banks and Regulatory authorities across Asia.

Before joining The SEACEN Centre, Aziz had spent the past 7 years working as a Senior Technical Specialist at the Bank of England. He was responsible for Stress Testing Wholesale banking book exposures and assessing the adequacy of stress testing frameworks as part of the concurrent stress testing of the major financial institutions based in the UK, including HSBC, Barclays, Santander, RBS, Lloyds and Standard Chartered Bank. In addition, he was responsible for undertaking on-site Asset Quality, Provision Adequacy and Technical Risk Reviews across a range of Wholesale asset classes and product types, both in the UK and globally.

Aziz, a graduate in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Nottingham, UK, began his career in London in the Strategy, Finance and Economics practice of Andersen Business Consulting. He later worked at Standard Chartered Bank, covering the Origination, Structuring and Syndication of Debt Capital Market facilities across the UK, Europe, South Asia and Africa. Aziz also worked at Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) in Leveraged Finance Loan Restructuring and Workouts, and in Liquidity and Funding Risk.

 

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Ahmad Shukri Abd Rahman

Chief Risk Officer

BANK RAKYAT

Ahmad Shukri has over 28 years of experience in banking and finance, focusing on areas of risk management and Islamic Finance.He is at present the Chief Risk Officer of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Head of Risk Management, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad. Among others financial institutions that he had served are Oriental Finance, Pacific Bank, Bank Muamalat and Al-Rajhi Bank Malaysia.

He holds a Master (Executive) in Islamic Banking and Finance from Asia E University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance from Texas A&M University, Commerce, USA.

Shukri is a member of the Finance Accreditation Agency’s Finance Accreditation Panel (FAP) and teaches Risk Management at the BNM’s International Center for Islamic Finance (INCEIF) for Master and PhD students.

His current area of interest is in the development of Enterprise Risk Management across all business entities and also managing technology risk especially in mitigating cyber threats, Shukri is a frequent guest speaker at the various risk forums in Malaysia and Singapore.

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Anita Menon

Chief Risk Officer

PRUDENTIAL BSN TAKAFUL BERHAD

Anita Menon was appointed as Chief Risk Officer of Prudential BSN Takaful in May 2012. She is responsible for the Risk, Compliance, Legal and Government Relations functions and to drive the Company’s Risk & Regulatory programme. Additionally, Anita has led the implementation of a number of strategic regulatory projects across PruBSN. As CRO, Anita is also a member of the PruBSN Executive Committee and provides risk challenge in the development and execution of the company’s business strategies. She has also been an active contributor at the industry level through her participation in working groups involving both takaful & insurance associations.

Prior to joining Prudential, Anita served at KPMG Malaysia for 12 years and was a Partner and Head of Financial Risk Management and Strategic Management Services. She was also a member of KPMG’s Global Islamic Finance and Investments Group and was leading the Islamic Finance practice in Advisory for Malaysia at the time of leaving. Anita has worked extensively with clients locally and globally in the financial services sector in areas of strategic management, risk management, performance management and feasibility studies while at KPMG.

Anita is frequently invited as a speaker at trainings and conferences and has trained clients in areas such as Risk Management, Islamic finance and Performance Management. She also contributes to thought leadership development in these areas and has had a number of articles published. Anita was a working group member of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) that was involved in developing a set of new standards for the Retakaful Industry and was one of the invited speakers at a takaful training organized by the World Bank for the development of takaful in Abu Dhabi. She was also a panel member of the inaugural Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Industry Advisory Executive Panel (IAEP). Anita holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nottingham, UK. 

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Azila Abdul Aziz

Chief Executive Officer

KENANGA FUTURES

Ms Azila Abdul Aziz, is Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director & Head of Listed Derivatives at Kenanga Futures Sdn Bhd, a Listed Derivatives Brokerage Company based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Azila has been with company for more than 19 years and from the year 2012, she serves as the CEO. An accomplished Executive equipped with leadership, management and entrepreneurship & intraprenuership capabilities. Azila currently leads the overall running of the Listed Derivatives Broking Company that includes both in-bound & out-bound businesses overseeing the entire Front Office Sales to Back Office Operations. She sits on the Board of Kenanga Futures Sdn Bhd as an Executive Director, an appointed member of Senior Management Team for the Group Executive Committee and a member of several other committees within the Kenanga Group. Prior to joining Kenanga Futures Sdn Bhd, Azila held the position of Institutional Sales at RHB Securities Sdn Bhd from 1996 - 2000.  She was involved in sales role for both regional equities and futures markets with clientele base includes international institutions, banks, global hedge funds, domestic institutions, state funds and various asset management companies.  

Azila holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Finance and a Diploma in Investment Analysis from Malaysia’s MARA University of Technology (UiTM). In addition to her present role in the company, Azila has diverse industrial participation where she has been appointed for various roles: President of Malaysia Futures Brokers’ Association (MFBA), Member on the FTSE Russell Bursa Malaysia Index Advisory Committee, Member of the Market Participants Committee (MPC), Principal Representative of the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Advisory Group, Committee member of the task force for Professional Certificate Investment and Finance (PCIF) program developed by PNB Investment Institute Sdn Bhd (PNBI/I), Associate Member of Palm Oil Refiners’ Association of Malaysia (PORAM) and Member of the Advisory Board for the Women in Finance Awards Asia organised by GlobalTrading and Markets Media Group.

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Mohit Tandon

Chief Operating Officer

EASTSPRING INVESTMENTS

Mohit is a seasoned Operations & Risk Management professional with 20 years of multi-country experience in Asset Management, Life Insurance & Consumer Banking industries. He has both broad and deep understanding of Asia region’s complex regulatory, business and cultural operating environments, gained through Regional and Country roles in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and India.

Starting his career with GE Capital in India, he worked across Sales, Operations and Six Sigma functions before going on to head the risk function in the country. Later he joined Prudential Plc to establish the Risk Management function for its Joint Venture with ICICI Bank, the leading Private Bank in India. Subsequently he moved to Singapore as ‘Head of Operational Risk and Financial Crime Compliance’ for Singapore and Hong Kong businesses of Eastspring Investments, the asset management arm of Prudential Plc. Later he moved to the First Line of Defense as the Chief Operating Officer of Eastspring Investments Malaysia where he heads entire Operations, Client Servicing, Digital Transformation & IT Functions.

Mohit is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt and also a Claritas Certificate Holder from the CFA Institute.

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Paul Bishop

Director, Credit Analytics

S&P GLOBAL MARKET INTELLIGENCE

Based in Singapore, Paul is the lead for Credit Analytics products in APAC. He has experience as a Product Manager in the credit and counterparty risk space, and was previously the Product Manager for ratings and credit content in EMEA, based in London. Prior to this, Paul focused on market strategy, covering Investment and Commercial Banks, private equity and credit markets. Before working at S&P Global, he was a private equity analyst, concentrating on the infrastructure asset class.

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Alexandre Bon

Head of Marketing & Strategy, APAC – Global co-lead LIBOR reform , Murex

MUREX

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Dimitrios Papanastasiou

Head of Risk and Finance Solutions

MOODY'S ANALYTICS

Dimitrios is a Head of Risk and Finance Solutions in Moody’s Analytics, leading the Asia Specialist team that focuses on Risk Analytics, Stress Testing and IFRS 9 solutions.

During his time in Moody’s and prior to his move to Asia, Dimitrios led the efforts on designing and successfully implementing IFRS 9 modelling and software solutions for more than 50 banks in Europe and Middle East.

Prior to joining Moody’s in January 2016, Dimitrios worked as Senior Technical Specialist at the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in London. During that time, he led the internal stress testing model development across the majority of risk types, with a particular focus on wholesale credit risk globally, retail credit risk in the UK and econometric models for key ALM risk metrics. Before joining the PRA, he was part of UBS Group-wide Stress Testing Team where he developed stress testing models for the held to maturity assets of the investment banking arm. Prior to his time at UBS he held various modelling positions at the former Financial Services Authority (FSA), Lloyd’s Banking Group and HBOS.

Dimitrios holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh Business School and an MSc in Applied Economics and Finance from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He is a certified Professional Risk Manager (PRM) since 2006 and tutored at University of Edinburgh where he has conducted extensive research on credit risk modelling and the interaction between credit risk and the real economy.

Machine Learning in Finance (Kuala Lumpur)

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Eric Tham

Senior Lecturer & Consultant of Analytics & AI

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Eric is presently a senior lecturer in AI and data science in the National University of Singapore. Previously he has over 15 years of financial experiences in banks, Fintech start-ups and oil major. His diverse financial experiences in risk management, quantitative analytics and energy economics include as a vice-president with Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered bank, BP Oil and DBS. He was also director of data science in a China Fintech start-up with 5 million users doing AI and NLP on the China equity indices and selling the data to global hedge funds. His educational qualifications include MS Financial Engineering from Columbia University and a Phd in Finance from Edhec (2019/20 expected). He mixes practice financial experience with AI expertise.

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Johnson Poh

Head Data Science

DBS BANK

Johnson is currently Head Data Science for Big Data Analytics at DBS Bank where he drives the development of core data science capabilities for enhancing decision analysis. He holds an adjunct faculty appointment at SMU School of Information Systems and his focus areas include applied statistical computing, machine learning as well as big data tools and techniques. He was formerly Chief Data Scientist, ASEAN at Booz Allen Hamilton as well as Head Data Science/ Principal Data Scientist at the Ministry of Defence, Singapore.

An avid programmer and data enthusiast, Johnson enjoys developing apps and data products. Most recently, he was awarded first prize in Singapore’s largest coding competition, Smart Nation [email protected] 2015 as well as the CapitaLand Data Challenge 2016.

Johnson completed his bachelor’s degree at University of California, Berkeley, majoring in the subjects of Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Economics. He received his postgraduate degree in Statistics at Yale University.

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Dr Simon Goo

Executive Director – Head, Group Risk Analytics

UOB

Simon leads a multi-disciplinary risk analytics team that oversees enterprise-wide risk management models at United Overseas Bank. The team validates a wide range of risks and measurement models. Those models can be used to assess and manage credit, market and balance sheet risks across the bank’s global business.

Prior to joining the bank, Simon held senior corporate positions in technology and finance related companies in areas such as strategic planning, private equity investments and mergers and acquisitions. He has also worked with promising enterprises to assess the potential of their technologies for product commercialization and strategic investment.

Simon holds a PhD in the field of decision control systems from the University of Newcastle- upon-Tyne (UK). He received an IChemE Jubilee prize for his research applying Statistical and Artificial Intelligence Methodologies for on-line fault detection and diagnosis in 1997.

Simon was part of the banks’ Innovation Workgroup member to bring The Finlab to launch and he had been a mentor in The FinLab. He was part of the judging panel in the Global Fintech Hackcelerator. Simon serves as a member in the Product Program Committee and the Alt-Chair person in the Valuation Adjustments working group in the bank.

Radha Pendyala

Enterprise Data Scientist

Refinitiv

Radha works as an Enterprise Data Scientist at Refinitiv. His work involves applying machine learning and quantitative financial modeling techniques to large datasets in order to solve specific problems in the financial and risk domain. Prior to Refinitiv, he has worked as a portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He has more than a decade of experience in building financial and statistical models.

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Luke Waddington

CEO

BlueFireAI

Luke is the CEO of BluefireAI, which is democratising AI-machine intelligence across capital markets through the delivery of data, signals and strategies that super charge human behaviours or asset understanding. Luke has 20+ years’ experience in the capital markets space, where he has taken responsibility for large regional and global business lines with some of the leading financial firms in the industry. Luke has a deep track record in business transformation and business disruption, he is currently working on AI based programs to address structural pressures in both sell side and buy side businesses.

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Mohammad Yousuf Hussain

Data Scientist

JASMINE22

Mohammad Yousuf Hussain, CFA, is a Data Scientist at Jasmine22 – a wholly owned HSBC entity, set up to rapidly iterate concepts and deliver a next-generation corporate trade platform. Previous to that he was Senior Technology and Innovation Specialist at HSBC. Working in the Applied Innovation and Strategic Investments team, he designed and delivered a number of artificial intelligence based electronic trading solutions. Yousuf has also worked as a Senior Consultant at GreySpark Partners where he delivered projects for UBS, HSBC, Mizuho Securities, Nomura-Instinet, Interactive Brokers and SFC. He developed expertise in assessing trading algorithms by investigating the market abuse incidents for the regulator.

Machine Learning in Finance (Bangkok)

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Eric Tham

Senior Lecturer & Consultant of Analytics & AI

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Eric is presently a senior lecturer in AI and data science in the National University of Singapore. Previously he has over 15 years of financial experiences in banks, Fintech start-ups and oil major. His diverse financial experiences in risk management, quantitative analytics and energy economics include as a vice-president with Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered bank, BP Oil and DBS. He was also director of data science in a China Fintech start-up with 5 million users doing AI and NLP on the China equity indices and selling the data to global hedge funds. His educational qualifications include MS Financial Engineering from Columbia University and a Phd in Finance from Edhec (2019/20 expected). He mixes practice financial experience with AI expertise.

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Johnson Poh

Head Data Science

DBS BANK

Johnson is currently Head Data Science for Big Data Analytics at DBS Bank where he drives the development of core data science capabilities for enhancing decision analysis. He holds an adjunct faculty appointment at SMU School of Information Systems and his focus areas include applied statistical computing, machine learning as well as big data tools and techniques. He was formerly Chief Data Scientist, ASEAN at Booz Allen Hamilton as well as Head Data Science/ Principal Data Scientist at the Ministry of Defence, Singapore.

An avid programmer and data enthusiast, Johnson enjoys developing apps and data products. Most recently, he was awarded first prize in Singapore’s largest coding competition, Smart Nation [email protected] 2015 as well as the CapitaLand Data Challenge 2016.

Johnson completed his bachelor’s degree at University of California, Berkeley, majoring in the subjects of Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Economics. He received his postgraduate degree in Statistics at Yale University.

Radha Pendyala

Enterprise Data Scientist

Refinitiv

Radha works as an Enterprise Data Scientist at Refinitiv. His work involves applying machine learning and quantitative financial modeling techniques to large datasets in order to solve specific problems in the financial and risk domain. Prior to Refinitiv, he has worked as a portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He has more than a decade of experience in building financial and statistical models.

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Luke Waddington

CEO

BlueFireAI

Luke is the CEO of BluefireAI, which is democratising AI-machine intelligence across capital markets through the delivery of data, signals and strategies that super charge human behaviours or asset understanding. Luke has 20+ years’ experience in the capital markets space, where he has taken responsibility for large regional and global business lines with some of the leading financial firms in the industry. Luke has a deep track record in business transformation and business disruption, he is currently working on AI based programs to address structural pressures in both sell side and buy side businesses.

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Yotsawan Chaturapornkul

Senior Data Scientist

SIAM COMMERCIAL BANK

Yotsawan is senior data scientist at Siam Commercial Bank where she's conducted extensive work using advanced machine learning techniques to better leverage the data within the bank to offer customer-oriented solutions and reduce costs.

Yotsawan holds an MA in Mathematical Finance from Boston University and a BSc in Computer Science and Economics from Brown University. She is a recipient of the King’s Scholarship which awards top nine students each year to pursue overseas undergraduate studies.   

Past delegates

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