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08:30 09:00 (30 mins)

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Registration and coffee

09:00 09:10 (10 mins)

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Chairman's welcome day 1

09:10 09:30 (20 mins)

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Emerging markets and geo-politics: Asia in a globalised economy. Does the current global uncertainty favour the emergence of new markets?

09:30 10:15 (45 mins)

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State of the industry: New technologies, regulation and business model transformation. Taking a look at the evolution and development of fund operations over the last 5 years in Asia

  • Rob Scott - Head of Global Operations, Nikko AM

10:15 11:00 (45 mins)

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Passporting in Asia: How can you prepare (and is it worth it)?

  • China-Hong Kong mutual recognition scheme (MRF) – When will this truly take off?
  • Asia Region Funds Passport (ARFP) – How threatening is Singapore’s withdrawal?
  • ASEAN Collective Investment Scheme (ASEAN CIS) – How successful has this been so far?
  • Scott McLaren - Head of Hong Kong Office, Brown Brothers Harriman

11:00 12:00 (60 mins)

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Morning networking break

11:30 12:15 (45 mins)

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Trade and Investment in China: Changing the landscape in Asia?

  • Yang Du - Managing Director, Asset Management, China Securities International Finance Holding Company Limited
  • Mr Jonathan Ha - Founder & CEO, RedPulse

12:15 13:00 (45 mins)

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Industry panel discussion: How to prepare for the opportunities and challenges of regulatory change in China

  • Keith Cheung - COO, BEA Union Investment Management Limited
  • Ken Hui - Chief Operating Officer, Fullgoal Asset Management (HK) Ltd
  • Jessie Lam - COO, Oceanwide Asset Management
  • Kevin Rideout - MD, Market Development, HKEX

13:00 14:15 (75 mins)

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Lunch and networking break

14:15 15:00 (45 mins)

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The cost of transparency. Regulation, new technologies and digital disruption: how do we absorb the extra cost and is there ROI to be found?

15:00 15:45 (45 mins)

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The importance of KYC in fund operations: Understanding how to manage your KYC procedures

  • Edmund Lowell - CEO & Founder, KYC-Chain

15:45 16:15 (30 mins)

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Afternoon coffee break

16:15 16:45 (30 mins)

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Operational due diligence: How are COOs managing the process?

Managing investor expectations and identifying what requests are becoming the new normal

  • Ralph Lopez - Executive VP; APAC Chief Administration Officer, PIMCO
  • Joanne Murphy - Managing Director, APAC, CAIA Association

16:45 17:30 (45 mins)

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Chariman's closing remarks and Networking roundtables

Round off the day with some focussed networking on the most pressing industry issues with key speakers and your peers over a glass of champagne…

17:30 19:00 (90 mins)

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Close of day 1 and networking cocktails