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8.40am
Registration
9.00am
Welcome Address
Michael Stanhope
Chief Executive Officer
Hubbis
9.05am
Panel discussion
Reengineering the platform
  • What does it mean today to ‘add value’ to a client?
  • What do you need from your investment platform? How is that changing?
  • How will you grow your platform in the next few years?
  • What's the role and influence of digital / AI / big data, robo, etc?
  • Can a digital approach be innovative for the investment engine?
  • To what extent do you see new firms – possibly digital - disrupting your business?
  • What are your biggest challenges and opportunities?
  • Impact of key business trends like passive investments, fees, transparency, regulations?
  • You had a great year in 2017. What’s your revenue replacement strategy for the next two years? Is there a likelihood you will see outflows 2H this year?
  • How important is credit risk today?
  • Where will net new assets (NNA) come from?

Chair

Michael Stanhope 
Chief Executive Officer
Hubbis

Panel Members

Shrikant Bhat
Managing Director, Regional Head of Investment Product
Citi
Lavanya Chari
Managing Director, Head of Global Products and Solutions, Asia Pacific
Deutsche Bank Wealth Management
Yai Sukonthabhund
Partner & Chief Executive Officer
Crossbridge Capital
Chun Him Tam
Head of UHNW Solutions & Head of Fixed Income, Asia
RBC Wealth Management
9.55am
Presentation
ESG: Our path to a reliable portfolio
Basim El-Shoura
Investment Solutions Specialist UK, Benelux & Asia
Allfunds Bank
  • Overview of ESG
  • Factors that change an ESG score
  • How ESG has been used to generate alpha in a portfolio
     
10.05am
Presentation
Fixed Income (R)evolution – You Beta Believe It
Ecaterina Bigos
Vice President, Product Strategist for Fixed Income, iShares
BlackRock

The growth of indexing fixed income has been supported by 3 key trends

  • Heightened awareness of cost
  • Greater push for transparency driven by regulation
  • Changes in market structure and liquidity of the underlying bond markets.

Indexing has the power to transform fragmented the bond market into standardized, predictable and efficient exposures that can greatly simplify portfolio construction. Hear more about how the industry has moved towards rethinking Bond ETFs as building blocks in their portfolios.

10.15am
Panel discussion
Discretionary Portfolio Management and Advice
  • Advice vs discretionary – what’s best?
  • How are you working with third-party partners?
  • How can you differentiate your DPM offering? To what extent can you be innovative?
  • Given more challenging market conditions – is advice more important than ever?
  • Do Asian clients still have a strong desire to retain control? How do you deal with that?
  • Opportunities of key market mega-trends of millennial, baby boomers, women empowerment, ESG, SRI. How are you capitalising on these?
  • When a client gives you an active advisory mandate – what are their expectations?
  • Do Asian clients have unrealistic expectations for higher risk-adjusted returns? Or less so today?
  • How do we provide any real Intellectual insights?

Chair

Michael Stanhope 
Chief Executive Officer
Hubbis

Panel Members

Jean-Louis Nakamura
Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific - Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong
Lombard Odier
Bryan Goh
Chief Investment Officer
Bordier & Cie
Christian Abuide
Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management, Group Wealth Management
Standard Chartered Bank
Gary Tiernan
Head of Investments
Crossinvest
11.00am
Presentation
11.10am
Refreshment & Networking
11.35am
Presentation
Matthews Asia
Jeremy Sutch
Senior Research Analyst
Matthews Asia

Over the past decade, investment flows have increasingly shifted from active funds into passive instruments. However, investors shouldn’t disregard an active approach just yet. After all, it can uncover substantial market inefficiencies and thus provide significant benefits to the investor. But how does it work in practice? And in Asia what characterizes a truly active approach? 

11.45am
Presentation
ETF Lightening Round: 20 questions in 10 minutes, everything you need to know about ETFs
Rebecca Sin
Head of ETF Sales Trading, Asia
Commerzbank
  • Should I use ETFs
  • Am I selecting the right ETF
  • How to get the best prices on ETF
  • What are popular ETFs that investors are using
  • Are there advantages of trading US vs Europe vs Asian based ETFs
  • What are the risk with trading ETFs during Asian hours
  • How to evaluate liquidity
  • Myths on trading EM and Fixed Income ETFs
  • Why and what are UCITS ETFs
11.55am
Presentation
Emerging Trends in Portfolio Advisory
Alvin Lee
Head of Singapore & South East Asia, Client Coverage
MSCI
12.05pm
Presentation
12.15pm
Panel discussion
Managed Investments
  • What are the main investment themes and the products that will be most relevant (at this stage in the investment cycle) that you will be discussing now with clients?
  • Socially responsible and impact investing: it seems to be a growing concern for clients, are wealth managers giving it the attention it deserves?
  • Most Private Banks in 2017 gravitated to using the same big funds. Is it now time to pay more attention to Boutique/Specialist managers?
  • What’s the role for private debt / equity and alternatives within portfolios?
  • Active vs passive?
  • What strategies will enable Asian investors get higher returns, whilst been mindful of potential market challenges in 2018?
  • Does a multi-manager approach using the best-of-breed managers help deliver consistent performance over time, particularly during volatile periods?
  • What are the key drivers of excess return – sources of alpha – in each asset class? How can they help add to overall performance?
  • Do manager allocations within a portfolio need to be actively managed to adapt to changing market conditions?

Chair

Michael Stanhope 
Chief Executive Officer
Hubbis

Panel Members

Marc Lansonneur
Managing Director, Head of Managed Solutions and Investment Governance
DBS Bank
John Lau
Portfolio Manager
SEI Investments
Justin Bramley
Director, Managed Investments
Citi
Anthony J. Harper
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Axial Partners
13.00pm
Lunch
13.50pm
Room B – Workshop
Fund Research: The building blocks to an investment proposition
Basim El-Shoura
Investment Solutions Specialist UK, Benelux & Asia
Allfunds Bank
13.50pm
Room A – Workshop
Breaking down the Bond ETF value proposition

Bond ETFs have grown at an astonishing pace and arguably the potential to have an even more transformative impact on financial markets than equity ETFs. What are some of the drivers of growth and how are investors capitalizing on these opportunities? Join us to learn more, including the Fixed Income ETF design and how investors use it in their portfolios.

Ecaterina Bigos
Vice President, Product Strategist for Fixed Income, iShares
BlackRock
14.30pm
Room B – Workshop
Managed Accounts in Asia

Managed accounts are one of the largest and fastest growing segments of the wealth management market globally, eclipsing $5 trillion of assets in the U.S. market alone. Increasingly they are available in Asia as an important tool for wealth managers to access third party asset managers to implement tailored and transparent solutions for their discretionary portfolio management clients.

  • What is a managed account?
  • How does it work?
  • Making money for clients with managed accounts
  • Why is a managed account relevant in Asia today?
  • Who is Axial Partners?
14.30pm
Room A – Workshop
The Value Of A Truly Active Approach in Asia

Over the past decade, investment flows have increasingly shifted from active funds into passive instruments. However, investors shouldn’t disregard an active approach just yet. After all, it can uncover substantial market inefficiencies and thus provide significant benefits to the investor.

But how does it work in practice? And in Asia what characterizes a truly active approach?

During the session, Matthews Asia Senior Research Analyst Jeremy Sutch will outline what it takes to be active in Asia and share tales from the road

Jeremy Sutch
Senior Research Analyst
Matthews Asia
15.10pm
Refreshment & Networking
15.30pm
Panel discussion
Capital Markets & Structured Products – challenges and opportunities
  • After the mega structured products bonanza in 2017 – what can we expect in 2H 2018?
  • Given where we are – what are some of the best ideas to discuss with clients?
  • Which assets do clients want? What’s the best way to source and deliver on this?
  • How can you optimise a client’s existing portfolio – is this a priority?
  • Any role for passive and index products? • How can investors be creative in generating yield?
  • How do clients now view their risk?
  • How can HNW clients take advantage of rising volatility?

Chair

Michael Stanhope 
Chief Executive Officer
Hubbis

Panel Members

Roger Meier
Executive Director, Head of Structured Products Advisory, Asia
Bank Julius Baer
Nicolas Rigois
Managing Director, Head of Wealth Market Product & Sales
Standard Chartered Bank
Rohit Jaisingh
Head, Equity Investment Products
DBS Bank
Chinmay Patil
Director, Sales Structured Solutions
Leonteq Securities
Martin Goerojo
Director, Capital Markets Investment Products - Wealth Management, Asia Pacific
Citi
Olivier Robine
Manging Director, Head of Equity and Commodity-Asia
Commerzbank
16.15pm
Panel discussion
Investment Strategy for 2H 2018
  • Risks and opportunities for 2H 2018?
  • What’s your view on China?
  • Whats your view on Asian Markets?
  • What’s your outlook for interest rates and FX?
  • How will you help clients shift mindset, investing style and portfolio holdings as the market transitions to a more volatile end-of-cycle phase?
  • What is your current thinking about the role of fixed income and credit in HNW / UHNW clients’ portfolios?
  • What are the prospects for US dollar interest rates in the coming 12 months?
  • Equity – where is best? Where is worst?
  • Best sectors? Worst sectors?

Chair

Michael Stanhope 
Chief Executive Officer
Hubbis

Panel Members

Jeremy Ng
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore and Head of Sales, Asia
Leonteq Securities
Leon Mirochnik
Head of Business Development
Enhanced Investment Products
Rainer Michael Preiss
Executive Director, Client Investments
Taurus Wealth Advisors
17.00pm
Forum End