The Finance Hive: FI & FX APAC Exchange

26th October 2023
Singapore. Venue: Andaz

Tailored exclusively for:

Buy Side Heads of Desk Representing APAC Asset Managers, Hedge Funds and Sovereign Wealth Funds:
Heads of Trading, Heads of FICC Trading, Heads of Fixed Income Trading, Heads of FX Trading, Heads of Trading Technology, Heads of Trading Analytics, Senior Traders

With rising inflation, geopolitical tensions, technological innovation and navigating disparate markets, alongside the need to manage more trading flow while reducing cost being just some of the challenges facing buy side heads of desk in the APAC region – our APAC Exchange 2023 has a laser sharp focus on helping our buy side members with ‘the jobs they need to get done’.

We’ll be covering 6 critical themes that are at the top of our members’ agenda:

  1. Maintaining and modernising legacy technology
  2. Maximising liquidity access
  3. Improved front-to-back trading workflow
  4. Hitting best execution mandates
  5. Demonstrating the value-add of a trading desk
  6. Building a high performing trading function

We’re committed to connecting FI & FX buy side trading heads with their peers to share insights and provide peer-to-peer support to make their decision making easier, improve trading performance and execution, and ultimately demonstrate their value as an alpha contributor.

Your Peer Group Is Your Secret Source – Closed doors, Open minds, Chatham House Rule applies.



Our roundtables are all supported and led by an industry leader, facilitating group conversation, designed to help drive forward key market structure and technological initiatives

The framework of our residential agendas is designed around roundtable discussions. All discussions operate under Chatham House Rule, allowing for an open dialogue and free flow of ideas in a trusted setting.

Solution Spotlights

Our spotlights allow partners to showcase their solution in a private room, enabling members to see it in action, evaluate with their peers and provide direct feedback

Based on the most common investment areas within our buy side community, we match our members with recommended third party technology vendors.


Our educational masterclasses provide a more in-depth, hands-on private workshop led by an industry thought leader in a particular field, promoting an interactive learning experience

Each masterclass is open to 12-15 buy side attendees, grouped based on a common learning. This classroom style format allows the group to deep dive into a particular area, led by an industry expert.

1-2-1 Meetings

We incorporate dedicated 20-minute 1-2-1 meeting slots to connect members with other industry leaders who can help them with their key projects across the year

By understanding members most pressing concerns, we pair meetings with buy side members who are best placed to help each other with their own internal initiatives, technological investment areas and projects.

Discussion topics will focus around:

  • Global Outlook, Internal Policies, and Macro-Volatility
  • Multi-Asset, Interoperable Workflows
  • Balance of Voice Vs. Electronic
  • Adapting for APAC Liquidity
  • FX Dynamic Automation and STP
  • Direct Connectivity
  • FX Price Discovery and Transparency
  • Benchmarking FI TCA
  • Future of Multi-Asset Automation
  • Clearing and UMR
  • Dollar Pairing and FX Hedging
  • Bond Automation
  • Front-to-Back Collateral Management Optimisation


Vanessa Chan, Head of Asia Fixed Income , Fidelity International

Sean McGettigan, Head of APAC Fixed IncomeFX Dealing, First Sentier

Mike Duncan, Senior Investment Officer, Singlife

Ferris Kwan, Managing Director, Head of Trading Technology, GIC

Nitin Jain, Head of Treasury, Capital Markets, Agrocorp International

Hillman Tong Fixed Income, Rates & FX Trading Asia T.Rowe Price

Samuel Chan, Director, Treasury, Trading, Balance Sheet Management, Advisory, Temasek

Vanessa Hayes, Vice President, Currency Hedging Portfolio Manager, State Street Global Markets

Eric Goh, Head of Investment Advisory, Asia, Schroders Wealth Management

Michael Bok, Head of Trading, Asia, Schroders Wealth Management

Susana Ho, Head of Dealing and Fixed Income – APAC, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Khashayar Surti, Managing Director, UBS Investment Management

Cedric Pouillart, Director of Trading, Asia, Wellington Management

Axel Hauke, Managing Director, Head of Treasury Trading, Partners Group

Edoardo Sirtori, Group Vice President, Global Co-Head of Treasury, STMicroelectronics

Christopher Chua, Assistant Director and Senior Dealer, Eastspring Investments

Gareth Nicholson, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management for International Wealth Management, Nomura

Joevin Teo, Head of Investments, Amundi Singapore

Matthew Norman, Senior Fixed Income & FX Dealer, Colchester Global Investors

Alan Casey, Associate Portfolio Manager – Income & Markets, Aware Super


Great discussions, nice to catch up with other market participants.”

COO at Rhicon Currency Management

Great to hear different pov from others and their pain points/future ideas.”

FX & Money Market Dealer at Shell

FX Hive provided fantastic environment to network with my peers and benchmark yourself.”

Product Area Lead, Fidelity Investments

A real value-add forum to engage with industry peers and vendors.”

Head of Trading, Jupiter Asset Management

I get the most value from having the opportunity to discuss very relevant topics that are shaping the Fixed Income landscape with likeminded professionals—that are having to make similar decisions as we are here at Vanguard. The Hive is great for staying on top of these trends.”

Fixed Income Senior Trader, Vanguard

Nice to have an open dialogue and compare notes. This will allow my team to make better decisions.”

Managing Partner, Sherpa Edge Trading




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