PROGRAMME overview

11th July 2019, Thursday, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre
Summit 1 & 2, Level 3

Guest of honour

Mr Ravi Menon
Managing Director,
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Special Guest Speaker

Mr Mats Isaksson
Head of Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance Division,
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

iconTime iconProgramme
9:00am

Welcome Address by SIAS
Mr David Gerald, Founder, President & CEO, Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS)

9:05am

Address by Guest of Honour
Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

9:55am

Address by Special Guest Speaker
Mr Mats Isaksson, Head of Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance Division, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Corporate Governance in Today’s Globalised Capital Markets
Mats Isaksson, will provide an empirical overview of recent developments in global capital markets and discuss its implications for public policy in the area of corporate governance. His presentation will cover the use of primary capital markets as well as the ownership structures in today’s publicly traded companies worldwide. The presentation will include a detailed account of the use of equity markets in Asia in the light of their successive integration in global capital markets.   

10:35am

Coffee Break

11:00am

Meeting the Challenge of the Future of Investing
Mr Loh Boon Chye, CEO, Singapore Exchange (SGX)

  • Providing a range of Opportunities to Investors
  • Plans
  • Reliance that Investors can place in them in Monitoring their members and constituent parts
11:20am

The Responsibility of the Investor
Mr Piyush Gupta, CEO, DBS Bank

  • What role does the Investor bear in the process?
  • How is this changing
11:40am

Panel Discussion - The Future of Investing
Moderator: Mr Tony Nash, CEO and Founder of Complete Intelligence

Tony, a renowned controversial economist, heads Complete Intelligence, a corporate economic advisory and analysis business based in Singapore. For the event they have prepared a revealing analysis of investor related trends that provide an ideal introduction to this Panel Discussion.

Panellists:
Mr Loh Boon Chye, CEO, Singapore Exchange (SGX)
Mr Chia Kim Huat, Regional Head, Corporate & Transactional Group, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Mr Jonathan Willetts, Private Investor and Member of ICAEW
Mr Mats Isaksson, Head of Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance Division, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Ms Tan Su Shan, Group Head, Institutional Banking, DBS Bank
Ms Elena Okorochenko, Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific, S&P Global Ratings

12:50pm

Lunch

2.15pm

Panel discussion - Ethics and the Customer
Failures at financial institutions have been attributed to lack of governance and ethics. With much of the investors monies placed with financial institutions, how can financial institutions place a greater emphasis to better serve them. Who is responsible for ensuring ethics? What is the role of the product manufacturer? What about the role of the distributor? With sales targets and incentives, how can these conflicts of interest be managed or eliminated? How are senior management and boards accountable for ethics of the oragnisation? How can technology promote greater transparency and accountability?

Moderator: Mr Melvin Yong, SIAS Committee Member & Country Head, CPA Australia Singapore

Panellists:
Mr Christian Lamprecht, Director, MW Capital Management Pte Ltd
Mr Daryl Liew Hsien, Co-Chairperson, Advocacy Committee, CFA Society Singapore & Head Portfolio Management, Reyl Singapore Pte Ltd
Ms Eleanor Seet, President and Director, Nikko AM Asia Limited; Head of Asia ex-Japan, Nikko AM
Ms Jacqueline Chan, Partner, Milbank LLP
Mr Rahul Malhotra, Managing Director and Head of Southeast Asia, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Mr Wong Wei Kong, Editor, The Business Times

3.30pm

Coffee Break

3.50pm

Panel discussion – Key to Investor Protection
In Singapore investments are sold under the principle of caveat emptor, or buyer beware. Therefore, it is important that investors have adequate knowledge to assess the investment products presented to them to fully appreciate the risks of the investments. While sales process supervision, following the Global Financial Crisis, have been to a large extent, improved by the regulator, investors usually are still left carrying the responsibility of their decision. Accredited investors too have access to a wider pool of investments. How informed are these investors and are they able to identify risks in these investments? What is the role of banks and financial institutions in educating and protecting these investors? How can investors be prepared for the next financial crisis?

Moderator: Mr Melvin Yong, SIAS Committee Member & Country Head, CPA Australia Singapore

Panellists:
Mr David Gerald, Founder, President & CEO, Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS)
Mr Chew Chin Yee, Senior Vice President, Head Regulatory Development and Policy/ Strategic Planning Office, Singapore Exchange Regulation
Dr David Kuo, CEO, The Motley Fool Singapore
Ms Lorna Tan, Invest Editor, The Sunday Times
Mr Shee Tse Koon, Group Executive & Country Head, Singapore, DBS Bank

4.50pm

Closing Address
Ms Eleanor Seet, President and Director, Nikko AM Asia Limited; Head of Asia ex-Japan, Nikko AM

5.00pm

End of Conference

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