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8:45AM REGISTRATION
9:30 AM  OPENING REMARKS

  • Ranjit Ajit Singh, Chairman, Securities Commission Malaysia, Vice Chairman of IOSCO Board and Chairman of IOSCO Growth and Emerging Markets Committee
  • Ashley Alder, Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong, and Chairman, IOSCO Board
9:50 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS
10:00 AM LAUNCH OF THE IOSCO ASIA PACIFIC HUB

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will be the host of the first ever regional hub of IOSCO, the global body of capital market regulators. The IOSCO Asia-Pacific Hub will contribute to the development of the region’s capital markets and strengthen regulatory capabilities.

10:30 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM SPECIAL ADDRESS

  • Sir David Tweedie, Chairman, International Valuation Standards Council and former Chairman, International Accounting Standards Board
11:25 AM SESSION 1: Regulation in the New Abnormal

In the face of a changing global external environment and increasing uncertainty, having in place resilient and stable capital markets are key priorities for policy makers and regulators. Further, the rapid pace of innovation and growing market interconnectedness continue to challenge the perimeter of regulation. What are the emerging risks and challenges that impact the functioning of markets? What impact will these developments have on current regulation? How are regulators and market participants expected to adapt to these changes?

Panellists:

  • Ashley Alder, Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong, and Chairman, IOSCO Board
  • Andrew Sheng, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong
  • Masamichi Kono, Special Advisor, KPMG AZSA LLC,  former Vice Minister for International Affairs of the Financial Services Agency of Japan
  • Sir David Tweedie, Chairman, International Valuation Standards Council and former Chairman, International Accounting Standards Board (Moderator)
12:40 PM Lunch
2:00PM SESSION 2: Raising the Standards on Governance and Conduct

Building a culture of conduct and robust governance is seen as a key foundation in ensuring trust and confidence in global markets. What are the key imperatives that support governance and factors impeding it? How can we drive appropriate conduct to ensure confidence in markets? In raising the bar on governance and conduct, what role should the industry play?

Panellists:

  • Pru Bennett, BlackRock Head of Investment Stewardship, Asia Pacific
  • Waratchya Srimachand, Senior Assistant Secretary-General, Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand
  • Mushtaq Kapasi, Chief Representative, Asia-Pacific, International Capital Market Association Limited (ICMA)
  • Paul P. Andrews, Secretary General, IOSCO (Moderator)
3:10 PM SESSION 3: Changing Market Structures and Implications to Regional Markets

There have been significant changes to global financial markets following regulatory reforms and growth in technology and market innovation. These have led to evolving market structures that have implications for capital markets. What is the impact of structural changes to capital markets and how can they better prepare for these adjustments?

Panellists :

  • Drew Brick, Head of Market Structure Strategy, Asia Pacific, Bloomberg L.P
  • Dr. Ruben Lee, CEO, Oxford Finance Group & Author of “Running the World’s Markets: The Governance of Financial Infrastructure”
  • Keith Noyes, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc (ISDA)
  • Wayne Arnold, Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) (Moderator)
4:15 PM Coffee Break
4:35 PM SESSION 4: Fintech – Role of Regulation with Market Innovation

Technological innovation has fundamentally redefined the way markets are structured and delivered, including the move towards greater automation, new and alternative markets and more efficient application of technology in meeting regulatory requirements. What are the latest fintech opportunities and challenges including cyber security developments that may impact capital markets? How does current regulation apply to new technological innovations? What are the potential for RegTech solutions to reduce regulatory costs?

Panellists :

  • Bénédicte N. Nolens, Senior Director and Head of Risk and Strategy, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and Vice Chair of the IOSCO Committee on Emerging Risks
  • Chia Tek Yew, Partner, Head of Financial Services Advisory (Singapore), Global Fintech Leadership team, KPMG
  • Bhaskar Prabhakara, Co-Founder and CEO, WeInvest
  • Jacob Hook, Partner and Head of the Public Policy Practice, Asia Pacific, Oliver Wyman (Speaker and Moderator)
5:40 PM End of day