Investment Advisory Summit Singapore 2014

Date: Thursday May 8, 2014
Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm
Venue: The Fullerton Hotel

Rajesh Malkani

Head of Private Bank – East
Standard Chartered Bank

Francesco de Ferrari

Managing Director, Head of Private Banking
Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse

Stephan Repkow

CEO Asia, UBP Private Bank

Ravi Raju

Head of Asset & Wealth Management
Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank

Citi Markets:
Private Bank Strategy: Optimal positioning for market opportunities

Financial markets have undergone significant change in recent history – and this has been reflected in private banking. Here Citi explores some new approaches to private banking challenges and opportunities, offering candid insights into our strategy for 2014 and beyond.

(SG) Dr Mohammed Apabhai, Head of Asia Pacific Trading Strategies, Citi

(HK)) Barbara Mullaney, Markets & Securities, Global Head of Strategy and Distribution, Citi Private Client Solutions

(SG & HK) Bernard Wai, Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Private Client Solutions, Investor Sales, Citi

M&G Investments:
Asset Allocation for Asian HNWIs: The Gorilla in the room

Whilst fixed income and equities have posted healthy returns over the last few years, the average Asian HNWI remains heavily invested in cash and fixed income. In this session, M&G will discuss why we believe behavioural biases have a significant and persistent presence in the client-advisor relationship and the impact this has on asset allocation in portfolios.

(SG) Ben Cherrington, Director, Intermediary Channels, Asia Pacific, M&G Investments Asia

(HK) Andrew Hendry, Managing Director, M&G Investments Asia

Clifford Chance:
Are the regulators overreaching? The conflict of contractual duties vs regulators’ expectation in the relationship between the bank and its clients.

In recent court cases dealing with misspelling claims, the courts have generally found that clients are bound by the contracts they enter into with the bank and that regulatory standards could not impose a contractual duty which was not specified in the contractual documentation. Nevertheless, regulators have shown more willingness to step into disputes regardless of contractual terms, and to allow clients to use alleged breach of regulatory duties to support their financial claims against banks. This development could fundamentally affect the relationship between banks and their clients.

(SG) Paul Landless, Partner, Finance, Clifford Chance Singapore

(SG) Kabir Singh, Counsel, Arbitration & Disputes Resolution, Clifford Chance Singapore

(HK) Matthew Newick, Partner and Head of Litigation & Disputes Resolution, Asia Pacific, Clifford Chance Hong Kong

(HK) Matt Feldmann, Partner, Clifford Chance Hong Kong

BNY Mellon:
How to create discretionary solutions for the Asian Private Bank of the Future

Whilst many private banks have developed transactional and fund platform businesses, there will be times where the desire to deliver the banks’ best ideas will conflict with the delivery of fund-based discretionary management. In this discussion, Alex Buerge will highlight:

  • Some of the benefits and challenges of creating an enhanced discretionary management using third party managers
  • How to create an integrated platform that aligns discretionary models to house views
  • Disengaging the advice from the brand
He will also outline the benefits that come from bridging the gap between institutional asset management and private banking minimums and why this needs to happen in the Asian Private Banking market.
(SG & HK) Alex Buerge, Head of Investments, Managed Investments Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon Managed Investments Limited

Breakout Session Roundtables

A. Playing for the same team: DPMs and Banks shooting for the same investor goal
B. Case study: Outsourcing fixed income decisions as a time saver
C. Hedge Fund interests come back – what is different this time?
D. Great Ideas are 90% of the work. Fact or Fiction?

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