Programme 2020

Programme 2020

Risk ASEAN conference | Programme 2020


Opening remarks

08:50 - 09:00


Keynote address: Tackling emerging risk on the horizon

09:00 - 09:30


Regulatory panel: Addressing regulatory fragmentation in the ASEAN region

09:30 - 10:10

  • How has regulatory fragmentation impacted the ASEAN region
  • How we seen evidence that regulatory fragmentation leads to financial instability?
  • How to reduce the gap between global and local standards to ensure consistency in implementation
  • What would a risk-based framework benefit the recognition of the comparability of derivatives regulatory regimes?


Morning break

10:10 - 10:40


Executive panel: How can risk managers stay ahead of the curve?

10:40 - 11:20

  • How prepared is the ASEAN industry for the looming Basel IV deadline? 
  • Defining non-financial risks: who’s held responsible?
  • New risks introduced by disruptive technology
  • Should risk functions be restructured to embrace change?


Deep Dive: Margin reform phase V and VI: a reality check

11:20 - 11:50

  • Current challenges facing banks in ASEAN banks
  • Convergence of demand for non-cash collateral across bilateral and triparty activities
  • Adoption of a fully integrated collateral management model for various collateralization
  • Combining the management of IM and VM within the same function
  • Lessons learnt from developed markets


Spitfire showcase: the ASEAN risk innovator

11:50 - 12:30

4 risk managers from banks across the ASEAN region are invited to present an innovative case study in which they achieved significant cost reduction, efficiency gain and/or improved regulatory compliance through technology and streamlined workflow.
Each risk manager will be given 10 minutes to present their innovation.



12:30 - 13:30


Panel discussion: LIBOR transition– How can ASEAN prepare for it?

13:30 - 14:10

  • What are the challenges to processes involving long-dated instruments referencing LIBOR?
  • Impact on valuation methodologies
  • Renegotiate existing contracts
  • Revisit market risk profile and hedging strategies
  • What is the timeline industry should follow?


Panel discussion: Tackling challenges in AML detection and prevention

14:10 - 14:50

  • The current challenges in ensuring cross‐border compliance in light of the changing regulatory requirements
  • The role of technology in identifying financial crime motivations and typologies
  • What are the risks and opportunities in the deployment fintech solutions? 
  • Benchmarking your AML efforts against international investigation standards 
  • Cross-function collaboration in fighting financial crime


Industry spotlight: Are ASEAN banks ignoring climate change?

14:50 - 15:20

  • Reasons for slow adoption of ESG integration amongst ASEAN banks
  • How to assess climate-related risks embedded in banks’ portfolios
  • Integrating ESG principles in product and services – where to start?
  • ESG risks in client and transaction approval


Afternoon break

15:20 - 15:40


Live polling and Q&A panel: The next generation of AI/Machine learning adoption in risk management

15:40 - 16:10

A line-up of AI experts will diagnose the current issues in the AI/ML adoption in risk management. Delegates will be able to submit questions to our panel of experts through Discussion will cover:

  • Purpose of for AI adoption: cost reduction, efficiency, top-line growth or product differentiation? 
  • Winning strategies in presenting business justification 
  • How to overcome data quality/standardization challenges
  • Analyse large amounts of data while maintaining granularity of analysis
  • Practical applications and potential challenges 


The “ASEAN VOICE” roundtables

16:10 - 17:00

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 A: Climate risks    
  • Roundtable B: Machine Learning    
  • Roundtable C: Geopolitical risks
  • Roundtable D: Regtech
  • Roundtable E: LIBOR transition
  • Roundtable F: Non-financial risk


The “ASEAN VOICE” roundtable: Harvest panel

17:00 - 17:30

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


Closing remarks

17:30 - 17:35


End of conference

17:35 - 17:36