DW Asia 2019


Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Hong Kong

03 Apr 2019

DW Asia 2019

FOW is back in Hong Kong for the 7th year of its long running flagship Asia event.

This year we continue with the format introduced in 2018,  with the afternoon session containing two streams: International and China. DW Asia brings together around 600 delegates from the local, regional and international derivatives markets for a day of discussion and debate on the major issues in the market today. The derivatives-focused conference brings together leading experts from the best asset managers, hedge funds, prop trading firms, market-makers, brokers, banks and exchanges in Asia, Europe
and further afield to discuss the main issues, opportunities and challenges facing the industry today.

 

If you have any questions about the event please contact Yasmin Okolo yasmin.okolo@globalinvestorgroup.com
To discuss sponsor options email Hanna DeBank hanna.debank@globalinvestorgroup.com 

Agenda

Please scroll down to view the Chinese agenda after the English Agenda    请向下翻页以查看中文议程 (在英文议程后) 


 

8:00 Registration desk opens

 

9:00 Opening Remark
Luke Jeffs
, Managing Editor, Global Investor Group

 

9:05 Welcome Remark
Charles Li
, Chief Executive, HKEX

 

9:25  Keynote Speech: China’s Futures Markets Outlook in the Opening-up Landscape
Zengjun Jiao, Division Director, Department of Futures Supervision, China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)    

 

9:45  Managing risk and liquidity through asset allocation in the current economic climate

The key international markets have been especially volatile in the past 18 months, which poses both opportunities and threats to investors/traders,
but what strategies can be adopted to ensure firms profit rather than lose out in periods of volatility?

What are the key economic and geopolitical risks in 2019 and how will they affect different asset classes?
What strategies will ensure your firm benefits from market turbulence in 2019?
What about short-term vs long-term, active vs passive or Mutual fund vs ETF vs Futures?
What are the growth opportunities in Asia/China?  

 

Moderator: Nader Naeimi, Head of Dynamic Markets, Multi Asset Group, AMP Capital

Panelists:
Jethro Goodchild,
Chief Investment Officer, FWD Life Insurance Company
Jermyn Wong,
Product Development Director and ETF Specialist, Nikko Asset Management Hong Kong Limited
Mezhgan Qabool,
Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development APAC, Eurex
Sérgio Gullo,
Chief Representative EMEA and APAC, B3 – Brazilian Exchange and OTC

 

10:30 Refreshment Break

 

11:00  QuantHouse Tech & Trend Lab: How does the wider adoption of API streams in trading workflows enhance transparency and unleash opportunities? 
Arthur Tricoire, Managing Director, APAC, QuantHouse

 

11:15  Phases of China inclusions: impact on equity and FICC

The vast domestic Chinese market has continued its gradual opening up to non-Chinese investment firms but there are various initiatives underway.

What will be the impact of the inclusion of China A share in global equity indexes?
What might be the impact of the inclusion of China government and policy bank bonds in global bond indexes?
How are the various stock connect and bond connect initiatives progressing?

 

Moderator: Jeff Nie, Co-Chairman, Absolute Return Investment Management Association of China (ARIMAC)
and Advisor, Keywise Capital Management(HK) Limited

Panelists:
Tae Yoo, Managing Director, Market Development, HKEX
Melody He, Managing Director, Head of Business Development and Product Solutions, CSOP Asset Management Ltd
Thomas Taw, Head of iShares Investment Strategy, Asia Pacific, BlackRock
Chin Ping CHIA, Managing Director, Head of Research, Asia Pacific, MSCI
Arom Pathammavong, APAC Head of Benchmarks, Managing Director, FTSE Russell

 

12:05  Regulatory and clearing challenges for exchange-traded and cleared derivatives industry

 

The world’s top regulators have been trying to force firms to clear more products to reduce the risk of counterparty default and increase transparency.
Clearing is more common now than it was 10 years ago yet the increased adoption of clearing has introduced new challenges.

How have margin processing and trade reporting requirements changed under the new regime?
What is the impact of the new clearing regime on the market structure?
What opportunities are there around new services such as swaps futures trading or OTC clearing for example?

Moderator: Luke Jeffs, Managing Editor, Global Investor Group

Panelists:
Keith Noyes
, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA)
James Busby, Managing Director, Head of Futures for Asia, Goldman Sachs
Bertrand d`Anselme, Head of Derivatives Clearing Services, APAC, BNP Paribas

 

12:40 lunch

Asia Stream (Concurrently with China Stream)


 

13:45 Options in and on Asia

Recently, more Asian firms have been trading options to manage market volatility, and more options products have been developed in Asia.
China has been rightly cautious to support the trading of options contracts but recent launches are accelerating the pace of innovation.

How are Asia/Chinese market participants trading options products?
What are the opportunities for volatility indices like VIX, index options, single stock options, volatility swap and volatility funds?
What are potentially the most interesting market-making and trading strategies for firms as they look at trading Asia/Chinese options?

Moderator: Chern Lu, Chief Economist, Chief Investment Officer, Xuanhong Group

Panelists:
Bo Kim
, Asia Head of Options Trading, Citadel Securities
Richard Shi, Head of Research, Legend Arb Financial Group Ltd
Anthony Emmett, Head of Market Making - APAC, Maven Securities
Deepak Dugar, President, Divya Portfolio Private Limited

 

14:30 Commodities in Asia

 

Many of the key commodities saw periods of extreme trading volatility in 2018 and this sector will continue to be heavily traded in 2019.

What will be the star commodities in 2019 - energy, metals, agricultural products? 
How will demand change and what product innovation might we see?
What does China’s increasing importance in global commodities markets mean for global benchmarks?

        

Moderator: Jeremy Goldwyn, Managing Director, BANDS Financial Limited

Panelists:
Robin Tsui
, Vice President and APAC Gold Strategist, State Street Global Advisors
Darin Friedrichs, Risk Management Consultant, INTL FCStone (Shanghai) Trading Co Ltd
Lawrence Lu, Executive Director, Fixed Income, Commodities and Currency, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited

 

15:10  Refreshment break

 

15:35 Key/emerging markets in Asia – Connectivity and trading solution

Asia remains the most interesting and attractive region for futures traders but what are the key trends in the region?
How to connect to these markets efficiently?  

What are the key growth markets in Asia?
What are the recent initiatives and infrastructure in these markets?
How can global network help investors to trade Asian markets?                 

 

Moderator:

Sharon Shi, Managing Director, G. H. Financials (Hong Kong) Limited

Panelists:
James Hardcastle
, Business Development Director – APAC, Colt Technology Services Limited 
Haocheng(George) Wen, Head of International Business Development, Huatai Futures Co Ltd 
Sam Kao, Managing Director, CSC Futures (HK) Ltd
Sylvain Maly, Head of ETD Electronic Desk APAC, Primes Services, Societe Generale

 

Fintech innovations

1)16:15 Distributed ledger technology and tokenization: the acceptance/possibility within the financial community

Distributed ledger technology could have the potential to overhaul vast swathes of the financial markets and most of the world’s top banks and
exchanges are investing in the technology.

What are the possible applications of DLT solutions in post-trade settlement? 
How does tokenization work?
How can DLT transform the existing trading and clearing ecosystems?

Moderator: Jay Liang, Founder and Co-Chairman, Hong Kong Blockchain Association

Panelists:
Cindy Chen
, Managing Director, Head of Post Trade Business Development, HKEX
Kelvin Wong
, Associate Director, Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab, Deloitte Consulting
William Wei
, Partner, International Investment, Cybernaut Investment Group

 

2)16:50 Artificial Intelligence and the future of trading and asset management

Artificial Intelligence is attracting lots of investment from trading and investment firms keen to understand the technology’s potential.

What are the key areas that AI is being deployed?
How can AI change how firms trade?
How can AI counter market abuse? 

 

Moderator: Raymond Chan, Managing Director, 9F International Holdings

Panelists:
David Quah
, Managing Director, Quantitative Investment Solutions(QIS), Value Partners Limited 
Pedro Morais, Technology Director, Legend Arb Financial Group Ltd
Brian Mehta, Chief Marketing Officer, Trading Technologies
Michael Wu,
Co-founder and CEO, Amber AI Group

 

17:30  Night of HGNH INTERNATIONAL - Drinks Reception     

 

China Stream (Concurrently with Asia Stream)


13:45 Chinese derivatives and capital market development

Chinese exchanges and other financial institutions have been undertaking various initiatives to protect the integrity of their domestic market while looking to attract international investors. 
What are the key initiatives being undertaken by the various domestic Chinese exchanges?
What do Chinese FCMs think about the work being undertaken by their exchanges?
What do international firms think about the initiatives underway at Chinese capital market?   

Moderator: Wensheng Ma, Chairman, Xinhu Futures Co Ltd, and Vice President, China Futures Association

Panelists:

Bonnie Liu, CEO, GF Futures (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd/Managing Director, Board Member, GF Financial Markets (UK) Ltd
Zhitong Zhou, President/CEO, Shanghai Entropy Capital Asset Management Co Ltd
Yan Jin, Assistant General Manager, Director of Quantitative and Alternative Investment Department, Minsheng Royal Fund Management Co Ltd
Robert Yu, Vice General Manager, HGNH International Financial Co Limited

 

14:30 Award Ceremony: CIDAAL China Awards in association with FOW

 

14:40 Changing foreign investment landscape in China

Non-Chinese investors have for years been trying to find the best ways of accessing the largest domestic Chinese markets. What are the latest developments that
non-Chinese firms need to be aware of?
What are the latest developments with asset management licenses for foreign entity in China?
What are the pros and cons of the various channels e.g. QFLP, PFM, QFII/RQFII, Connect?
What are the latest developments around foreign control of securities/futures/asset management firm in China?

 

Moderator: Leo Shen, China Wealth Leader, Mercer

Panelists:
Natasha Xie
, Partner, Junhe LLP
Kevin Patric, Senior Vice President, Member of the Board of Directors, D.E.Shaw & Co (Asia Pacific) Limited
Peter Zhao, Deputy General Manager, Custodian and Fund Admin Department, China Merchant Securities   
Rocky Hu, CEO, Olympus Hedge Fund Investments

 

15:20 Refreshment break

 

15:40 Internationalization of China’s futures contracts

China took a giant step in the international derivatives market when Shanghai launched in 2018 its crude oil contract, which should pave the way for other internationally-focused product.

How are the various international contracts performing and what changes are planned?
What are the implications of the new contracts for RMB internationalization? 
What are the connectivity options to China for international investors?

Moderator: Cecelia Zhong, CMO, Guojin Metal Technology and CEO, Guojin Resources

Panelists:
Anping Chen
, Director, International Cooperation Department, Dalian Commodity Exchange
Lili Wang, Deputy General Manager, Head of International Business, Minmetals & Jingyi Futures Co Ltd
Ivy Liu, General Manager, International & Institutional Business Dept., Haitong Futures Co Ltd 
Jimmy Jim, Head of Global Markets, ICBC (Asia) Limited

 

16:20   New China access schemes - bridging onshore and offshore investors

China has adopted an innovative approach to international access with its various Connect initiatives.

What is the latest on the Shanghai-London Stock Connect?
Will the ETF cross listings be launched soon?
What will be the other possible new initiatives and impact on market?  

Moderator: Lawrence Au, Co-Founder and International Expert, ZiAsset Consulting

Panelists:
Sandra Lu
, Partner, Llinks Law Offices
Jiaxiang Chen, Co-Founder, Yanqi Capital
Alvin Fan, CEO, OP Investment Management Limited
Louis Lu, Head of Quantitative and Alternative Investment Department One, CSOP Asset Management Ltd

 

17:00 End of China Stream


17:30 Night of HGNH INTERNATIONAL - Drinks Reception     

 

 

 

 

 

FOW DWAsia 2019 年衍生品世界亚洲会议
(2019年4月3日, 香港万丽海景酒店)


 

08:00 开始报到

09:00 开幕辞
全球投资者集团总编Luke Jeffs

09:05 欢迎辞
香港交易所集团行政总裁李小加

09:25 主旨发言: 开放中的中国内地期货市场
          中国证券监督管理委员会期货监管部监管二处处长焦增军

09:45 当前经济环境下通过资产配置管理风险和流通性

- 2019年有哪些经济和地缘政治(例如英国脱欧,贸易战)风险?将如何影响各资产类别?
- 什么策略能确保机构在2019年摆脱市场动荡?
- 短期与长期,主动与被动,共同基金对比交易所交易基金ETF对比期货等
- 亚洲/中国有哪些增长机会?

论坛主持:

  安保资本动态市场投资总监芮卓群

论坛嘉宾:

- 富卫人寿保险公司首席投资官Jethro Goodchild
- 日兴资产管理产品开发总监及ETF专员黄式明
- 欧洲期货交易所亚太区销售与业务开发部高级副总裁Mezhgan Qabool
- 巴西证券期货交易所欧洲,中东,非洲以及亚太区业务开发负责人Sérgio Gullo


10:30 茶歇

11:00 
QuantHouse技术与趋势实验室:API流在交易工作流程中的广泛应用如何提高透明度并释放机会
QuantHouse亚太区董事总经理 Arthur Tricoire

11:15 将中国纳入国际指数的进程及其对权益类,固定收益,货币与大宗商品的影响
- 将中国A股纳入国际指数的进程和影响
- 将中国国债纳入全球债券指数的影响
- 互联互通和债券通的进展

论坛主持:

中国绝对收益投资管理协会联席会长,凯思博资产管理(香港)有限公司董事总经理聂军

论坛嘉宾
- 香港交易所市场发展科董事总经理俞泰硕
- 南方东英资产管理有限公司董事总经理,销售及产品策略部主管和弦
- BlackRock贝莱德亚太区iShare投资策略总监Thomas Taw
- MSCI 董事总经理,亚太区研究总监 谢征傧
- FTSE Russell富时罗素指数业务亚太区董事总经理柏傲龙


12:05 交易所交易和清算的衍生品行业的监管及清算挑战   
- 新制度下保证金处理和交易报告的要求如何变化?
- 新清算制度对市场结构有何影响?   
- 掉期期货交易或场外交易清算等新服务有哪些机会?

论坛主持:

全球投资者集团总编Luke Jeffs

论坛嘉宾:
- 国际掉期和衍生产品协会亚太区董事骆岚
- 高盛董事总经理,亚洲期货主管James Busby
- BNP Paribas 法国巴黎银行亚太区衍生品清算服务总监Bertrand d`Anselme


12:40 午餐
 亚洲分会场


13:45 在亚洲交易期权
- 亚洲/中国市场参与者如何交易期权产品?
- 波动率指数VIX,指数期权,单一股票期权,波动率掉期,基于期权的波动率基金等有哪些机会?
- 在考虑亚洲/中国期权交易时,潜在最有意思的做市和交易策略是什么?

论坛主持:

轩鸿集团首席经济学家,首席投资官陆晨

论坛嘉宾:
- Citadel证券公司期权交易部亚太区主管金甫殷
智睿金融有限公司研发部总监施瑞超
- Maven 证券公司衍生品交易部亚太区总监Anthony Emmett
Divya 投资组合有限公司总裁Deepak Dugar


14:30 亚洲的大宗商品市场
- 2019年的明星商品是什么, 能源,金属/黄金,农产品等?      
- 需求将如何变化,可能有哪些产品创新?
- 中国在全球商品市场中日益重要对全球基准意味着什么?

论坛嘉宾:

磐石金融有限公司董事总经理杰睿米.高徳文

论坛嘉宾:
- 道富环球投资管理副总裁及亚太区黄金策略师徐志杰
寰宇福四同(上海)贸易有限公司风险管理顾问农产品部Darin Friedrichs
-中国国际金融香港证券有限公司固定收益部大宗商品业务执行总经理陆文奇


15:10 茶歇

15:35 亚洲主要/新兴市场 – 连接和交易解决方案      

- 亚洲的主要增长市场有哪些? 
- 这些市场最近有哪些举措和基础设施? 
- 如何利用全球网络帮助投资者交易亚洲市场?

论坛主持:

港汇金融(香港)有限公司董事总经理史宁

论坛嘉宾:
- Colt 技术服务有限公司资本市场部亚太区业务发展总监James Hardcastle
- 华泰期货有限公司国际业务部副总经理温昊成
- 群益期货(香港)有限公司董事总经理高政雍
- 法国兴业证券(香港)有限公司环球市场副总裁司马力


金融科技创新
1) 16:15 分布式分类帐技术DLT和资产代币化:在金融界的接受度/可能性  
- DLT解决方案在交易后结算中的可能应用
- 资产代币化如何运作?
- DLT如何改变现有的交易和清算生态系统?

论坛主持:

香港区块链协会创始人暨共同主席梁捷扬

论坛嘉宾:
- 德勤管理咨询服务亚太区区块链实验室总监王伟健
- 香港交易所董事总经理陈金丹
- 赛伯乐投资集团合伙人魏国章


2) 16:50 在交易和资产管理中应用人工智能
- 哪些关键领域正在部署人工智能?
-人工智能如何改变机构的交易方式?
-人工智能如何应对市场滥用?

论坛主持

玖富国际董事总经理陈颖峰

论坛嘉宾:
- 惠理基金管理公司量化投资董事总经理柯江明
- 智睿金融有限公司技术总监Pedro Morais
- Trading Technologies 首席市场官 Brian Mehta
- Amber AI集团联合创始人兼首席执行官Michael Wu

17:30 “横华之夜”鸡尾酒会 

 

中国分会场

13:45 中国衍生品和资本市场的发展 
- 中国交易所采取的主要措施和产品开发
- 中国期货公司的观点
- 其它市场参与者对中国资本市场的看法

论坛主持

新湖期货有限公司董事长,中国期货业协会兼职副会长马文胜

论坛嘉宾
- 广发期货(香港)有限公司行政总裁/广发金融交易(英国)有限公司董事会成员刘博雅
- 熵一资本总裁/首席执行官周志彤  
- 民生加银基金管理有限公司总经理助理兼量化与另类投资部总监金焰
- 横华国际金融股份有限公司副总经理俞振州


14:30  颁奖仪式: 中国国际衍生品分析师协会与FOW联合颁发中国相关奖项


14:40 
外资进入中国资本市场格局的演变          
- 外资在中国的资管/私募基金牌照新进展:政策与前景
- 通过各种渠道进入中国市场的利弊(例如QFLP,PFM,QFII / RQFII,互联互通等)
- 允许外资控制中国合资证券/期货/基金公司的进程     

论坛主持:

美世中国区副总裁,财富和投资业务总经理沈良

论坛嘉宾:
- 君合律师事务所合伙人谢青
- 徳劭(亚太)有限公司高级副总裁,董事会成员Kevin Patric
- 中国招商证券托管部副总经理赵斗斗
- 浙江玉皇山南投资管理有限公司总经理胡镢文


15:20 茶歇


15:40 中国期货品种的国际化 
- 原油,铁矿石,PTA和其他期货合约国际化的表现和计划/进展
- 新合约对人民币国际化的影响
- 国际投资者连接中国的方式

论坛主持:

国金金属网信息科技有限公司首席市场官/国金资源有限公司首席执行官仲伟声

论坛嘉宾
- 大连商品交易所国际合作部总监陈安平
- 五矿经易期货有限公司副总经理,国际业务部总经理汪丽丽
- 海通期货股份有限公司国际与金融事业部总经理刘穗燕
- 工银亚洲金融市场部总经理詹伟基


16:20  新的联通中国方案 – 连接在岸和离岸投资者    
- 沪伦通的最新进展
- 交易所交易基金ETF的两地挂牌是否会很快推出?
- 其它可能的新举措及对市场的影响  

论坛主持

智道咨询合创人区建华

论坛嘉宾:  
- 通力律师事务所合伙人吕红
- 言起投资共同创办人陈家祥(言程序)
- 东英投资管理有限公司行政总裁范文启
- 南方东英资产管理有限公司量化投资部总监陆彦

17:00 中国分会场结束

17:30 “横华之夜”鸡尾酒会 

 

Speakers


Zengjun Jiao, Division Director, Department of Futures Supervision, China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)
Charles Li,
Chief Executive, HKEX
Jethro Goodchild, 
Chief Investment Officer, FWD Life Insurance Company
Nader Naeimi, 
Head of Dynamic Markets, Multi Asset Group, AMP Capital
Mezhgan Qabool, 
Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development APAC, Eurex
Sérgio Gullo, 
Chief Representative EMEA and APAC, B3 – Brazilian Exchange and OTC
Chin Ping Chia, 
Managing Director, Head of Research, Asia Pacific, MSCI
Melody He, 
Managing Director, Head of Business Development and Product Solutions, CSOP Asset Management Ltd 
James Busby, 
Managing Director, Head of Futures for Asia, Goldman Sachs
Keith Noyes, 
Regional Director, Asia Pacific, International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) 
Bo Kim, 
Asia Head of Options Trading, Citadel Securities 
Richard Shi, 
Head of Research, Legend Arb Financial Group Ltd
Anthony Emmett, 
Head of Market Making - APAC, Maven Securities
Robin Tsui, 
Vice President and APAC Gold Strategist, State Street Global Advisors
Pedro Morais, 
Technology Director, Legend Arb Financial Group Ltd
Kelvin Wong, 
Associate Director, Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab, Deloitte Consulting
Cecelia Zhong, 
CMO/CEO, Guojin Metal Technology/Guojin Resources 
Bonnie Liu,
 CEO, GF Futures (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd/Managing Director, Board Member, GF Financial Markets (UK) Ltd
Natasha Xie, 
Partner, Junhe LLP
Kevin Patric, 
Senior Vice President, Member of the Board of DirectorsD.E. Shaw & Co. (Asia Pacific) Limited
Leo Shen
,
China Wealth Leader, Mercer 
Sandra Lu, 
Partner, Llinks Law Offices
Zhitong Zhou, 
President/CEO, Shanghai Entropy Capital Asset Management Co. Ltd
Jiaxiang Chen, 
Co-Founder, Yanqi Capital
Darin Friedrichs
,
Risk Management Consultant, INTL FCStone (Shanghai) Trading Co Ltd
Jeremy Goldwyn
,
Managing Director, BANDS Financial Limited
Jermyn Wong
,
Product Development Director and ETF Specialist, Nikko Asset Management Hong Kong Limited
Tae Yoo
,
Managing Director, Market Development, HKEX
Anping Chen
,
Director, International Cooperation Department, Dalian Commodity Exchange
Ivy Liu
,
General Manager, International & Institutional Business Dept, Haitong Futures Co Ltd 
Lili Wang
,
Deputy General Manager, Head of International Business, Minmetals & Jingyi Futures Co Ltd
Jimmy Jim
,
Head of Global Markets, ICBC (Asia) Limited
Jeff Nie
,
Co-Chairman, Absolute Return Investment Management Association of China (ARIMAC), and Advisor, Keywise Capital Management(HK) Limited
Wensheng Ma
,
Chairman, Xinhu Futures Co Ltd and Vice President, China Futures Association
Chern Lu
,
Chief Economist, Chief Investment Officer, Xuanhong Group
Haocheng (George)
 Wen,
Head of International Business Development, Huatai Futures Co Ltd
Bertrand d`Anselme
,
Head of Derivatives Clearing Services, APAC, BNP Paribas
James Hardcastle
,
Business Development Director – APAC, Colt Technology Services Limited
Rocky Hu
,
CEO, Olympus Hedge Fund Investments 
Yan Jin,
Assistant General Manager, Quantitative and Alternative Investment Department Director, Minsheng Royal Fund Management Co Ltd
Deepak Dugar
,
President, Divya Portfolio Private Limited
Sam Kao
,
Managing Director, CSC Futures (HK) Ltd
Luke Jeffs
,
Managing Editor, Global Investor Group
Peter Zhao,
Deputy General Manager, Custodian and Fund Admin Department, China Merchant Securities   
Alvin Fan,
CEO, OP Investment Management Limited
Jay Liang,
Founder and Co-Chairman, Hong Kong Blockchain Association
Robert Yu,
Vice General Manager, HGNH International Financial Co Limited  
Sharon Shi
,
Managing Director, G. H. Financials (Hong Kong) Limited
Louis Lu,
Head of Quantitative and Alternative Investment Department One, CSOP Asset Management Ltd
Lawrence Au,
Co-Founder & International Expert, ZiAsset Consulting 
Lawrence Lu
,
Executive Director, Fixed Income, Commodities and Currency, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited
Raymond Chan,
Managing Director, 9F International Holdings
Arom Pathammavong,
APAC Head of Benchmarks, Managing Director,  FTSE Russell  
Thomas Taw,
Head of iShares Investment Strategy, Asia Pacific, BlackRock
David Quah
, 
Managing Director, Quantitative Investment Solutions(QIS), Value Partners Limited 
Brian Mehta,
Chief Marketing Officer, Trading Technologies
Cindy Chen,
Managing Director, Head of Post Trade Business Development, HKEX
Sylvain Maly, 
Head of ETD Electronic Desk APAC, Primes Services, Societe Generale 
William Wei
,
Partner, International Investment, Cybernaut Investment Group
Arthur Tricoire,
Managing Director, APAC, QuantHouse
Michael Wu,
Co-founder and CEO, Amber AI Group    

More names T.B.A.

Supporting Organization


Dalian Commodity Exchange

Founded in 1993, Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) is one of the four futures exchanges under the supervision and administration of the
China Securities Regulatory Commission. By 2018, a total of 17 futures contracts and 2 option contracts have been listed for trading, which include iron ore,
LLDPE, RBD palm olein, soybean, EG futures, soybean meal and corn options. On May 4, 2018, DCE iron ore futures officially implemented introducing
overseas traders.

Over the years, through orderly operation and stable development, DCE has already become world's largest futures market for edible oils and oilseeds,
plastics, metallurgical coke, and iron ore. In 2018, DCE achieved 982 million contracts and RMB 52 trillion in trading volume and turnover respectively.

 

 

 

Minmetals & Jingyi Futures

 

Minmetals & Jingyi Futures founded in 1993 and headquartered in Shenzhen. As the best-capitalized futures company in China, the company has
2.715 billion RMB registered capital, 30 branches and 2 wholly-owned subsidiaries. For many years, the company has been rated as an A-Class &
A-Level futures company by the CSRC.

As a comprehensive futures company, the business covers commodity & financial futures and options brokerage, international business, risk management,
investment advisory, asset management, etc. For overseas investors, the company provides international mainstream IT systems such as Fidessa,
Bloomberg EMSX, CQG, ATP, etc. With the advantage of having a professional bilingual team and multiple advanced trading platforms, the company offers
one-stop solutions for account opening, trading & risk control, clearing, and customized IT systems to institutional and individual clients globally.

Minmetals Capital Co., Ltd. (stock code: 600390), the controlling shareholder of Minmetals & Jingyi Futures, is a subsidiary of China Minmetals Corporation.
As one of the few full-licensed financial holding companies listed on China A-Shares market, the company operates and manages a wide range of businesses,
covering futures, securities, commercial banking, asset management, insurance, fund company, trust company and financial leasing businesses. The amount of
financial assets under management reached 820 billion RMB in 2017.

China Minmetals Corporation (CMC) is not only China’s largest and most internationalized metals and mining group, but also the world’s biggest and best
metallurgical construction and operation service provider. In 2017, CMC ranked No. 1 in the metals industry and No. 109 among the Fortune Global 500.

 

 

Gold Sponsor


Colt Technology Services Limited

 

Colt aims to be the leader in enabling customers’ digital transformation through agile and on demand, high bandwidth solutions. The Colt IQ Network connects
over 800 data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 25,000 on-net buildings and growing.
Colt has built its reputation on putting customers first. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 200 cities in nearly 30 countries. Colt is a
recognised innovator and pioneer in software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially
sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit www.colt.net.

 

 

HGNH International

 

横华国际金融,为中国·南华期货股份有限公司于2006年获中国证监会批准在香港注册成立。公司经过多年的快速发展,形成以证券交易、
期货合约交易、杠杆式外汇交易、投资顾问服务、资产管理、清算服务、贷款业务、贸易服务于一体的金融服务公司。横华国际本着专业、
快捷、高效、合规的理念竭诚为您提供优质的服务。

HGNH International Financial Co .,Ltd,acquired the approval of China Securities Regulatory Commission in 2006 to set up in
Hong Kong as the wholly owned subsidiary of Nanhua Futures Co ., Ltd, HGNH International provides the full financial service,
such as securities trading, futures trading, leveraged foreign exchange trading, futures advisory, asset management, and clearing service after fast growth
in the past years. Professional, efficiency, convenience and compliance are the key concepts to provide our customers with quality services.

 

 

HKEX

 

 

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups. Headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in Mainland China,
Singapore and London, HKEX operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets. As Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange,
the sole operator of the city’s clearing houses, HKEX is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.
HKEX is also one of the world’s premier initial public offering (IPO) centres, offering companies unrivalled opportunities to access growth capital through a Hong Kong listing.

HKEX is also the leader in the trading of industry metals through its wholly owned subsidiaries, London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear. This commodity franchise was
further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange, or QME, a new commodities trading venue in Mainland China, in 2018.
HKEX launched the ground-breaking Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, allowing international investors direct access to Mainland China’s stock market
for the first time. The scheme was expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.

With nearly 2,000 employees around the world, HKEX is committed to the provision of strong, stable and innovative markets, ongoing product and market innovation and to
connecting investors and companies around the world.

 

 

 

Itiviti 

Itiviti enables financial institutions worldwide to transform their trading and capture tomorrow. With innovative technology, deep expertise
and a dedication to service, we help customers seize market opportunities and guide them through regulatory change.

Top-tier banks, brokers, trading firms and institutional investors rely on Itiviti’s solutions to service their clients, connect to markets, trade
smarter in all asset classes by consolidating trading platforms and leverage automation to move faster.

A global technology and service provider, we offer the most innovative, consistent and reliable connectivity and trading solutions available.
With presence in all major financial centers and serving around 2,000 clients in over 50 countries, Itiviti delivers on a global scale.
For more information, please visit www.itiviti.com.
Itiviti is owned by Nordic Capital Fund VII.

 

 

 Nikko Asset Management

 

Nikko Asset Management is one of Asia’s largest asset managers, providing high-conviction, active fund management across a range of Equity, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset
and Alternative strategies. In addition, its complementary range of passive strategies covers more than 20 indices and includes some of Asia’s largest exchange-traded funds.
Headquartered in Asia for nearly 60 years, the investment teams benefit from a unique global perspective complemented by the firm's historic Asian DNA, delivering
consistent excellence in performance. The firm also prides itself on its progressive solution-driven approach, which has led to many innovative funds launched for its clients.

 

 

 

Silver Sponsors


 

Acuiti

 

 

Acuiti is a new business intelligence platform designed to provide senior executives with unparalleled insight into business operations and industry-wide performance. 
Acuiti helps identify market trends, enhance decision-making and benchmark company performance. The platform anonymises and aggregates information from its
exclusive network of senior industry figures to provide insightful in-depth analysis.

The first product will be the Acuiti Derivatives Insight Report, which will launch in Q2 2019. Compiled monthly using data submitted anonymously by Acuiti’s network of
hundreds of senior derivatives industry professionals. The Acuiti Derivatives Insight Report will provide insights into business performance, cost of operations, headcounts,
staffing costs and other metrics.

To apply to join the network and participate in the Acuiti Derivatives Insight Report, visit www.acuiti.io.

 

 

 B3

 

 

 

B3 is one of the world’s largest financial market infrastructure providers by market value. The services it offers range from exchange trading, clearing,depository,
trade repositoryand other post-trade services to registration of over-the-counter (OTC) transactions and of vehicle and real estate loans. We are committed to Brazil,
our clients, and constant development of the financial and capital markets.

 

 

 CGQ

 

 

 

For more than thirty years, CQG, Inc. has been the industry leader for fast, accurate, and reliable market data and unrivaled graphical analysis. Today, CQG provides
high-performance trade routing, global market data, and advanced technical analysis tools for professional traders worldwide. CQG partners with more than one hundred
FCM environments and provides Direct Market Access to more than forty-five exchanges through its global network of co-located Hosted Exchange Gateways. CQG’s
server-side order management tools for spreading, market aggregation, and smart orders are unsurpassed for speed and ease-of-use. CQG's market data feed consolidates
more than seventy-five sources, including exchanges worldwide for futures, options, fixed income, foreign exchange, and equities as well as data on debt securities, industry
reports, and financial indices. For more information, visit www.cqg.com.

 

 

Esunny 

 

历经10余年的发展与沉淀,郑州易盛信息技术有限公司下属子公司易盛国际(香港)有限公司于2018年在香港成功注册。易盛国际(香港)
有限公司致力为全球金融衍生品市场提供涵盖交易、风控、结算等业务的前中后台功能的交易系统,同时配套高质量市场行情、高速全球路由、
高可靠性托管运维服务,为全球金融机构及投资者提供一站式IT综合解决方案。立足中国、放眼全球,易盛国际(香港)
有限公司致力于为全球客户提供高品质、专业化的技术产品和技术服务,为行业发展贡献独特的价值。

Minmetals & Jingyi Futures founded in 1993 and headquartered in Shenzhen. As the best-capitalized futures company in China, the company has 2.715 billion RMB registered capital, 30 branches and 2 wholly-owned subsidiaries. For many years, the company has been rated as an A-Class & A-Level futures company by the CSRC.

As a comprehensive futures company, the business covers commodity & financial futures and options brokerage, international business, risk management, investment advisory, asset management, etc. For overseas investors, the company provides international mainstream IT systems such as Fidessa, Bloomberg EMSX, CQG, ATP, etc. With the advantage of having a professional bilingual team and multiple advanced trading platforms, the company offers one-stop solutions for account opening, trading & risk control, clearing, and customized IT systems to institutional and individual clients globally.

Minmetals Capital Co., Ltd. (stock code: 600390), the controlling shareholder of Minmetals & Jingyi Futures, is a subsidiary of China Minmetals Corporation. As one of the few full-licensed financial holding companies listed on China A-Shares market, the company operates and manages a wide range of businesses, covering futures, securities, commercial banking, asset management, insurance, fund company, trust company and financial leasing businesses. The amount of financial assets under management reached 820 billion RMB in 2017.

China Minmetals Corporation (CMC) is not only China’s largest and most internationalized metals and mining group, but also the world’s biggest and best metallurgical construction and operation service provider. In 2017, CMC ranked No. 1 in the metals industry and No. 109 among the Fortune Global 500.

 

 

Eurex

 

 

 

 

Eurex Exchange is one of the world’s leading derivatives exchanges, serving a growing global distribution network. It offers more than 2,000 products covering
all major as well as alternative asset classes. Our marketplace – based on innovative IT infrastructure – is gateway to the most heavily traded euro-denominated
equity index and fixed-income derivatives. As part of Eurex Group,  we provide access to a global liquidity network with daily trading volumes of around 7 million
contracts. Eurex Exchange uses Eurex Clearing, one of the leading central counterparties globally.

 

 

FIS

 

 

 

FIS is a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance,
consulting and outsourcing solutions. Through the depth and breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, FIS serves more than 20,000
clients in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 55,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment
processing, financial software and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial world, FIS is a
Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit  www.fisglobal.com.

 

 

G.H. Financials (HK) Limited.

G.H. Financials has provided market access and clearing services, on international derivatives exchanges, to professional traders and institutions around the globe
since 1993. During the last financial year, GHF cleared around 280 million contracts on over twenty-five exchanges globally and have been consistently one of the
largest clearing members on the key European and US derivatives exchanges. G. H. Financials is headquartered in London and operates subsidiary businesses in
both Chicago and Hong Kong. For further information about GHF, please visit www.ghfinancials.com

 

 

Haitong Futures Co., Ltd. 

 

海通期货股份有限公司是海通证券控股的专业期货公司,是国内三大期货交易所全权会员,中国金融期货交易所全面结算会员。公司注册资本为人民币13亿元,
首批获得期货投资咨询业务资格、资产管理业务资格、基金销售业务资格和股票期权交易参与人资格,获准进入银行间债券市场,
在上海自贸区设立了业内首批风险管理子公司——上海海通资源管理有限公司,在香港设立了子公司海通期货香港有限公司。

As a professional futures company controlled by Haitong Securities, Haitong Futures Co., Ltd. is a full-fledged member of the three largest futures exchanges
in China and a general clearing member of China Financial Futures Exchange. With registered capital of RMB 1.3 billion, the Company is one of the first companies
obtaining futures investment consulting business qualification, asset management business qualification, fund sales business qualification, and stock options trading
participant qualification, and gaining admission to the interbank bond market. The Company has taken the lead to set up a risk management subsidiary in Shanghai
Free Trade Zone - Shanghai Haitong Resources Management Co., Ltd., and a subsidiary in Hong Kong - Haitong Futures Hong Kong Ltd.

 

Huatai Futures

 

Huatai Futures Co., Ltd. (HTFC) is a top-tier Chinese futures broker, as a subsidiary of Huatai Securities, providing comprehensive services of financial derivatives,
including commodity and financial futures/options brokerage, futures investment consultancy, asset management and OTC derivatives etc.

With over 20 years of experience, Huatai builds excellent teams, competitive resources and an all-round platform to serve a large size of diversified clients, with
membership of CFFEX, SHFE, DCE, ZCE and INE. As a pioneering FCM in china, our OTC options notional value is over 300 billion RMB in 2018, accounting
for more than 30% of the total market. We are the top 1 broker in INE crude oil. In September 2018, we finished DCE iron ore first time foreign investor-involved
physical delivery.

Our presence in Hong Kong and Chicago further facilitates our footprint in the global market. Our clients can receive professional perspectives of local policy and
market insights in China market.

 

Quanthouse Ltd.

 

About QuantHouse QuantHouse provides end-to-end systematic trading solutions. This includes ultra-low latency, consolidated feeds and historical market
data solutions with QuantFEED, algo-trading development framework with QuantFACTORY and proximity hosting and order routing services with QuantLINK.

We help proprietary trading firms, hedge funds, market makers, investment banks, brokers and trading venues achieve optimal trading performance, develop
and integrate new trading strategies, comply with regulatory requirements, test existing and new trading infrastructure tools and rationalize operating costs.

 

 

 

Shanghai ShanCe Technologies Company Ltd.

ShanCe is a professional FinTech company offering electronic trading infrastructure and services for equity and listed derivatives trading in China.
Our mission is to become and act as the leading technology and service provider for professional trading institutions and individuals.
We help our clients to stay focus on their strategy R&D and alpha generation, with the technical and operational overhead taken care by our expertise.

  • Highly customizable ultra-low latency market data solutions, timestamps with nanosecond precision
  • Securities and futures back-testing platform, seamlessly switch among historical simulation, live simulation and live trading environments
  • Support equity, futures and options trading
  • Industry proven, stable and high-performance platform
  • Low-latency channels and colocation into all stock and futures exchanges in China

For more information, please go to www.shancetech.com

 

TFEX

Thailand Futures Exchange (TFEX), a subsidiary of the Stock Exchange of Thailand, offers a broad span of derivatives products including equity, precious metal,
interest rate, currency, and agriculture. The most liquid products are SET50 Index Futures, Single Stock Futures and Gold Futures. TFEX had trading volume of
104 million contracts and ranked 26th among derivatives exchanges by the Futures Industry Association (FIA) in 2018.

 

Trading Technologies

 

 

Trading Technologies creates professional trading software, infrastructure and data solutions for a wide variety of users, including proprietary traders,
brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, commercial hedgers and risk managers. In addition to providing access to the world’s major
international exchanges and liquidity venues via its TT® trading platform, TT offers domain-specific technology for cryptocurrency trading and
machine-learning tools for real-time trade surveillance. For more, visit www.tradingtechnologies.com or follow @Trading_Tech on Twitter.

 

Xinhu Futures

 

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Shanghai, Xinhu Futures has more than 500 employees and operates 26 branches located throughout China, as well as one
risk management business subsidiary and a global business subsidiary based in Hong Kong.

Xinhu Futures is a comprehensive futures company with full licenses which regulated by China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). We are the clearing member
of the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE), Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE), Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) and Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE).
Xinhu Futures is also the general clearing member of China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX).

新湖期货有限公司成立于1995年,总部位于中国上海。公司拥有500多名员工,在全国设有26家分支机构。另有一家风险管理业务子公司及位于香港的全球业务子公司。
新湖期货是一家综合类的全牌照A类期货公司,受到中国证监会的监管。我们是大连商品交易所、郑州商品交易所、上海期货交易所、上海国际能源交易中心会员,
中国金融期货交易所全面结算会员。

 

 

Supporting Partners


 

Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)

AIMA, the Alternative Investment Management Association, is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with more
than 1,700 corporate members in over 50 countries. AIMA works closely with its members to provide leadership in industry initiatives such
as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programmes, and sound practice guides. For further information, please visit
AIMA’s website, www.aima.org.

 

 

Absolute Return Investment Management Association of China (ARIMAC)



The China Absolute Return Investment Management Association was incorporated in Hong Kong in February 2011. It is a non-profit organization
and its Council members are consist of senior investment professionals and industry leaders in China and overseas. The Association is committed
to promoting overseas successful absolute return investments, especially hedge fund-related investment philosophy, investment processes and
international standard ethic codes of conduct to the Chinese market and cultivating relevant talent. Since its inception, the Association has
successfully organized large scale annual conferences, two international CTA forums and other roundtable forums. The Association brings together
a group of well-known and experienced professionals globally to promote the healthy development of China's absolute return investment, and is highly
praised by the industry. The Co-Chairmen of the Association are Mr. Jeff Nie and Mr. Wensheng Ma, and there are more than 60 Council members.

中国绝对收益投资管理协会简介

中国绝对收益投资管理协会于2011年2月在香港注册成立,是一个非营利性机构,理事会由海内外资深投资专业人士及行业翘楚组成。
协会致力于将海外成功的绝对收益投资尤其是对冲基金相关的投资理念、投资流程以及国际规范的行业操守准则引介到中国市场并培养相关人才。
自协会成立以来,已成功举办历年的年会、两届CTA国际研讨会及其它一些圆桌论坛。协会汇聚了一批海内外知名的、经验丰富的专业人士,
以求为引领和推动中国绝对收益投资的健康发展尽绵薄之力,受到业界高度好评。中国绝对收益投资管理协会联席会长是聂军先生和马文胜先生,
现有理事六十多人。

 

 

China Futures Association

 

 

 

China Futures Association
Founded on December 29, 2000, the China Futures Association is a self-regulatory organization for the futures industry in China. Its objectives are
to provide a link between government and the futures industry, to serve its members, and to protect investor interests.

As of the end of 2018, CFA had 406 members, including futures companies, futures exchanges, the China Futures Market Monitoring Center,
securities companies, asset management firms, private equity funds, risk management firms, banks and other affiliated local associations.

Information about CFA and its activities is available on the Association's website: www.cfachina.org

 

 

CIDAAL

 

中国国际衍生品分析师协会系横华国际金融发起设立的,成立于2016年9月,是一家立足香港、服务全球的“培训、认证、评奖、
咨询和商务合作交流”高度融合的国际衍生品行业专业服务机构,致力于聚集高端金融机构,提供全球经济前沿资讯,
搭建联结全球核心经济圈的金融社交网络,服务广大国际金融投资爱好者。

China International Derivatives Analyst Association was established by HGNH in September 2016. It is a highly integrated international Association based
in Hong Kong, which services the worldwide customers in the field of training, certification, awards, consultancy and business cooperation.
China International Derivatives Analyst Association is dedicated to gathering high-end financial institutions, providing peak information of the global
economy, building a financial social network, and serving the international financial investors.

 

 

Hong Kong Blockchain Association 

 

Founded in 2018, HKBA is an organization with open mind, equality and democracy. Through learning, communication and promotion of blockchain technology
and its applications, HKBA aims to establish a platform to connect the blockchain practitioners in Greater China and in the world. HKBA is also committed to
building Hong Kong as the financial technology center in the new era.

 



 

 

Venue


 

Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel

Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre

1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong