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ISDA Regulators and Industry Forum

Derivatives Trading: Achieving the G20 Goals in Asia Pacific

Monday, November 13, 2017
Mandarin Orchard Singapore


8:15 AM


Registration and Morning Coffee




9:00 AM


Welcoming Remarks

Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA




9:10 AM


Opening Address

Ong Chong Tee, Deputy Managing Director, Financial Supervision, Monetary Authority of Singapore




9:20 AM


Keynote Address

J. Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission




9:50 AM


Building Efficient and Resilient Markets     

This panel will consider the intent of the G20 regulatory reforms and whether they have produced markets that are more efficient and resilient from the perspectives of liquidity, volatility, and cost.

Moderator: Scott O’Malia, Chief Executive Officer, ISDA

Lee Boon Ngiap, Assistant Managing Director (Capital Markets), Monetary Authority of Singapore

Sudanshu Sanadhya, Managing Director, Asia Currencies & Emerging Markets, J.P. Morgan

Neh Thaker, ISDA Board Member, Global Head of FX, Rates and Credit, Standard Chartered Bank




11:00 AM


Morning Break




11:30 AM



What Does Trading Venue Equivalence Look Like?

The G-20 commitments for improving derivatives markets stated that “standardized over-the-counter derivative contracts should be traded on an exchange or electronic trading platforms, where appropriate…” How are major jurisdictions addressing this call to action?   What are the most appropriate metrics to use in determining whether and how trading mandates should be put in place? How do different jurisdictions – US, EU, APAC and Japan -- compare in terms of those metrics? In light of the different approaches various jurisdictions are taking, how can and should regulators make equivalency decisions?

Steven Kennedy,Global Head of Public Policy, ISDA

Daphne Doo, Senior Director, Supervision of Markets, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission

Sonia Lim, Counsel, Linklaters

Additional Panelists to be announced




12:30 PM


Networking Buffet Lunch




1:45 PM


Asia-Pacific Perspective on the Impact of Global Regulatory Reform

Supported by Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), this panel will consider the legal challenges surrounding the implementation of regulatory reform including the confidentiality restrictions/legal barriers to reporting counterparty information to trade repositories, legal enforceability of netting agreements, collateral arrangements for uncleared margins, conflicting extra-territorial cross-border rules, and more generally on the challenges in Asia Pacific in implementing such multiple rules and the need for harmonization of cross-border regulations amongst regulators.

Moderator: Jing Gu, Senior Counsel, ISDA

John Ho, Head, Legal, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank

Lyn Lee,  Head, Legal - Global Treasury and Investment Banking, OCBC Bank

Loh Kai Loon, Counsel, Ashurst ADTLaw

Lena Ng, Partner, Clifford Chance Singapore




2:45 PM


Concluding Remarks




3:00 PM


Conference Concludes


Agenda is subject to change

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