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FISD Singapore September

September 12, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

3:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Registration & Networking

4:00 P.M. - 4:05 P.M.

Housekeeping and Introduction


Scott Cooper, FIA, FISD Asia-Pac Regional Representative & Partner, Saquish Partners

4:05 P.M. - 4:10 P.M.

Welcome remarks: SGX

Welcome remarks from SGX

4:10 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

First market data vendors, now FX venues: how will acquisitions affect the market data and trading landscape?

ICE acquired Interactive Data.  CME acquired NEX. Cboe acquired HotSpot. LSE acquired FTSE and Russell. Blackstone acquired Thomson Reuters' Risk & Financial business, but it looks as if Refinitiv will wind up in the hands of "an exchange". Big moves on the global chess board. How does this affect Asia, and the market data industry?

  • How will Asian exchanges / OTC assets contend with this consolidation:
    • Will regional exchanges consider consolidation: with other regional exchanges or global groups?
    • Could we see different strategies i.e. ASX’s investments in YieldBroker; SGX’s acquisition of BidFX?
  • How will this affect the development of regional FX (NDFs?) / OTC trading? Could “old school” (voice) benefit?
  • Will the market data business change?
  • Will a FAANG/BAT tech company attempt to disrupt the process of price formation and trade matching?


Scott Cooper, FIA, FISD Asia-Pac Regional Representative & Partner, Saquish Partners


Nigel Fuller, Head of Market Development, ASEAN, Refinitiv

James Ient, Chief Financial Officer, Tradition Asia

T-Kiang Tan, CIO, Grasshopper

Jon Watras, Head of FX Sales APAC, Cboe

Jamie Yu, Director, Market Technology & Data Services, CME Group

5:00 P.M. - 5:10 P.M.

Member Update: the Most Advanced Cloud-Based Market Data Platform

The Xignite Market Data Cloud was the first market data platform built natively to run in AWS. With more than a decade of cloud expertise in building, scaling and operating cloud-based market data technology, Xignite will give event attendees an update on their journey to the cloud, and the leading financial services and capital markets firms that rely on their service; how it is used.

Keynote Speaker:

Stephane Dubois, Founder and CEO, Xignite

5:10 P.M. - 5:50 P.M.

Historical data: spoiled for choice, or horses for courses?

As the cost of storage decreases and there is focus on new trading opportunities with data science, there are probably more choices for historical data now than ever before. Do exchanges, consumer institutions and vendors (market data vendors, cloud vendors) share similar or diverging views on the perceived commercial value of historical data?

  • Will historical data increase in (perceived) value?
  • Will the choices for historical data platforms be a function of data science capabilities?
  • Do the current “NDU” policies effectively address data science experimentation and applications? Can we expect policies to be revised for “big data”?


Jeremy Green, SVP, Global Head ITT Trade Services, DBS Bank


Stephane Dubois, Founder and CEO, Xignite

Parasuraman Nurani, VP, Data, Connectivity & Indices , SGX

Laurence Thiery, Head of Financial Services, Asia, Amazon Web Services

Arthur Tricoire, Director, Head of Business Development APAC, QuantHouse

5:50 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

FISD update and closing remarks


Tom Davin, FIA, Managing Director, FISD

6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Networking Reception


September 12, 2019
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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