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Alvin Yap

CFA

Alvin has over 27 years of investment experience. His experience ranges from investing in listed securities (enquiries, bonds, currencies, options) and unlisted to structured investments including venture capital/private equity. He has invested funds for institutions, private companies and high net worth individuals. He has worked for major institutions including the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, American Express Asset Management, Emirates NBD Bank, UBS AG, and OCBC Private Bank. In 2000, he set up several VC funds anchored by major government institutions including TIF Ventures (Singapore Economic Development Board) and Khazanah Berhad (investment arm of the Malaysian government). Alvin holds the CFA charter since 1994. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in Business Administration from Boston University in 1989. Over the last 6 years, he lectures on Investment Management at University of London (External Programs), Global Issues for the Financial Professional (MSc in Professional Accountancy – UOL/LSE London) and provides corporate training at SMU University (Singapore) for private bankers.

During his time at GIC, Alvin had explored the deployment of neural networks in finance with the National Science and Technology Board. Alvin currently heads the fund management team at Avallis Investments Pte Ltd, a LFMC based in Singapore. The firm will launch an artificial intelligence-based fund that leverages on deep learning computer technologies. The system trades autonomously and is self-evolving in its trading rules as market conditions change. Alvin also sits on the board of Erudite Engineering Services Ltd, a Bangkok based technology firm that is a university spinoff from the high-performance computing department. Erudite specializes in research in computational finance and deploys artificial intelligence in financial markets for advisory, asset allocation and autonomous trading.

Benn Ng

BBA (NUS)

Benn is currently the Head of FX advisory in Asia for Credit Industriel et Commercial Private Bank in Singapore.

He is responsible for introducing new and innovative FX products to the private banking relationship managers and their clients. His team customizes FX solutions according to the needs and profiles of the clients, taking into account the bank’s view and direction of the market.

Benn has worked in the financial industry for more than two decades and brings with him a wealth of experience. He started his banking career as a spot trader and has worked in various banks, moving up to become a proprietary trader and later chief dealer of the bank. The banks he has worked with include UBS AG, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Banco Santander and UOB. He has also managed his own funds as a SIMEX local trading stock indices, interest rate futures, commodities and oil futures. With this wealth of diverse experience and knowledge, Benn has the ability to explain the inter-relationship of various asset classes in layman terms for clients who have little investment experience.

Benn has been in the financial market for 26 years. He switched from trading to wealth management and advisory and has since served many high net-worth clients in the region, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and India.

Bernadette Tay Lian See

M.FIN (RMIT SIM), Dip. Banking & Finance (IBF), BBA (NUS)

Bernadette has over 30 years of working experience in Private Banking, Retail & Consumer Banking and Credit.

She was the Chief Risk Officer in a European Private Bank for 8 years and sits in the Exco committee. She oversaw risks in the private banking operations in both Singapore and Hong Kong. She was also an inhouse trainer and counsel in the areas of KYC, credit, fraud vigilance and lending matrix to foster a high awareness of risk ownership within the bank.

Before joining the Private Banking industry, Bernadette spent 23 years in a Singapore bank with varied experience in branch operations, credit and marketing, credit control, credit approval, credit monitoring, projects and management functions at both the bank and group levels. She was also an active driver in re-engineering, automation and other bank-wide projects including credit due diligence exercises for potential bank acquisitions. She also conduct inhouse training for KYC, CDD, credit matrices, credit regulations and guidelines.

Bernadette graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Business Administration (Honours, 2nd Class Upper) and was awarded Singapore Institute of Personnel Management Book Prize. She also holds a post-graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance by IBF (Credit Book Prize) and Master in Finance from RMIT in conjunction with SIM.

David Teo

BA (Mass Communications), Curtin University of Technology, Australia

David has 7 years of experience of Compliance, Operational Risk and Internal Controls work in the banking and payments industry. His areas of expertise include Anti-Money Laundering and Operational Risk.

David is currently the Country Compliance Manager in a global money-changing and remittance service provider. His role covers a wide range of Compliance duties from drafting policies, transaction monitoring, STR filing, regulatory reporting, staff training and data protection.

David held the position of Assistant Vice President in United Overseas Bank’s Cards and Payments department previously. He was the AML representative for the line of business, addressing queries from various areas of the UOB group, such as Compliance, Operations, Internal Audit and the Senior Management Team. He was also the principal trainer for the business, ensuring that new regulations, policies, and processes were clearly briefed to management and front liners. His duties also included overseeing a team of junior officers for KYC quality assurance, transaction monitoring, investigation and STR filing.

During his time in UOB, he was credited with co-spearheading the full-customer base merchant remediation exercise to align the business with the requirements of MAS Notice 626. The massive customer base, complete with complex ownership structures, was fully remediated within a tight schedule of 1 year.

David holds a BA in Mass Communications from Curtin University of Technology, Australia and a Diploma in Multimedia Computing.

David Yap

Mappfin, Macq

David Yap has over thirty years of experience in the financial market working in various Sales and Trading desks of major Global banks and Financial Institutions. David started banking at Dresdner Bank where he managed the Deutschmark Money Market book. Together with active Foreign Exchange and US Treasuries trading for the proprietary trading book, his tenure at Dresdner Bank gave him a broad insight into the global market, especially the European and US markets.

At Citibank, David started as FX trader on G7 focusing primarily on London and NYK markets before moving on to Corporate Sales where his trading experience was required to boost up a young and hungry Treasury Sales team. Combining trading expertise with natural sales ability yielded desired results with even the most sophisticated and demanding corporate and institutional clients. As Director of Sales, David wore two hats of heading up local Professional Clients group and head of Regional FX Plus (advisory). Part of his responsibilities involved conducting training on FX for internal and external clients on a regular basis.

David’s last banking job was at Standard Chartered where he headed Corporate FX Sales. Once again, in combining many years of trading experience with sales, he proved to be a valuable banker to clients with his market perspective, hedging and trading advisory. The four pillars of Sales and Trading that David uses are Fundamental, Macroeconomic, Flow and especially Technical Analysis.

A Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, he combines a solid financial market academic background effectively with Sales and Trading expertise for an all-round resume, which he hopes to share with the class in a most indelible and effective way.

Dr Khoo Guan Seng

PhD in Computational Physics (NUS)

GS Khoo has over 30 years of AI, data-mining, management and startup global work-experience, focusing on risk and hedge fund analytics. He joined CAI in Feb 2016, after relocating back from Canada, where he was the Head of ERM with one of the largest Canadian pension fund managers, AIMCo, which he joined in 2011.

Prior to AIMCo, He was with Temasek Holdings, which he joined in 2009 from Standard Chartered Bank, where he was the Global Head/MD, Group Risk Analytics, heading the global team performing all global risk models validation for Basel & BIPRU compliance, and liaised with all the financial regulators in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, including the FSA (UK), the FSS (Korea), CBRC, HKMA and MAS (Singapore). At Temasek Holdings, he focused on developing novel investment performance and portfolio risk management metrics, applicable across the whole spectrum of investment asset classes and horizons.

In his other previous roles, he designed and managed an algorithmic hedge fund at Man Investment Products (Man Group plc.) in the 90s, was Head of Innovation (Strategy & Business Devt.) at the Singapore Exchange, was Group Chief Risk Officer at a SE Asian conglomerate (RHB Capital, Malaysia) and was based in Chicago and Denver in 2001-02 at American Bourses Corp (ABC, spun off from the Man Group), providing AI-based investment and trading analytics to clients trading on the ECNs in N America and in the Asia-Pacific. At ABC, he managed the launch and production of the financial portals of SPH, asiaonemarkets.com and zaobaofinance. com in 2000.

He also provided advisory services to the regulators, family offices, research institutes, global and Asian banks in the Asia-Pacific region on data-mining, ERM, Basel 2 and 3. In addition, he has also advised startup and IT companies in S’pore, Silicon Valley and Vancouver, B.C in BigData, FinTech, and Energy Farming using renewable energy.

GS Khoo holds a PhD in Physics, and has done post-doctoral work at Nagoya University, MSI’s (Molecular Simulations Inc.) research centers at Caltech (Pasadena, California), Boston and at Teijin-MSI in Tokyo, Japan on AI-based data mining and computer-aided drug design. He also speaks regularly at international banking conferences and published articles relating to holistic ecosystem enterprise risk management, AI, operational resiliency, ESG investing and sovereign investing, and published over 30 journal papers on financial engineering, artificial intelligence (AI) applications in financial markets, environmental and materials science.

He is a Board Adviser of the Global-SWF Corporation, Singapore Economic Forum, an affiliate organization of the Paris-based ESG Summit G7 Pension and World Pension Council.

Gordon Aw

MBA

Gordon Aw, started his working life in the IT field with Apple Computers Singapore. After two years, he joined a non-profit organization for more than 15 years as a management staff before he left to be a senior consultant with a regional consulting company which is now known as Capelle Consulting/Academy. He later joined FHL Capital as compliance officer and was involved with investments in properties and equity market and financial planning. Subsequently, he set up his own company in corporate training and finance technology in equity algorithms. Having introduced many HNWIs to insurance agencies, he decided to obtained financial advisory license in 2016 to better advise and assist his clients.

In the context of training with financial organizations, investment and insurance agencies include key management officers, relationship managers and analysts over the last 20 years. Known as a talented orator and powerful motivational speaker and being adept in both English and Mandarin, Gordon is very well sought after for sessions in relationship management, effective leadership, team leadership, personal effectiveness, effective communication and business development. His key clients include government agencies, multi-national organizations and financial institutions such as insurance agencies, banks and property agencies. With more than 20 years of experience, he is also an experienced trainer of trainers, and had conducted sessions in China, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Australia, Vietnam, Taiwan, the United States of America amidst many countries.

Gordon was invited as a subject expert in the early years for the WSQ competency framework development. He successfully developed several programs in leadership and communication for the agency he was involved with. He was also the competency framework architect for the King Faisal Hospital in Saudi Arabia for over 5 years.

He is a certified NLP Practitioner and a certified behavioural consultant in the DiSC© Personal Profile System, The Personal Listening Profile©, TICS® Values Profile, Taylor Johnson Temperament Tests, Big-Five and the TICS© Values System. He is well known as a communication/behavior specialist and has also developed several behavioural and leadership tests on his own and customized them for his clients.

His specialties include:

  • Contextual Leadership
  • Leadership Challenge
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Power Presentation Skills
  • Strategic Thinking Process
  • Executive Coaching
  • Change Processes
  • Conflict Management
  • Success in Negotiations

Gordon received his first degree in Philosophy and Theology from Trinity Theological College and completed his MBA program with University of Hull, England.

Jane Foo

LLB (Hons) (University of London)

Jane has over 25 years of banking experience in Compliance, Operational Risk and Audit across a broad spectrum of banking businesses, products and services. Her areas of expertise include Ethics & Compliance and Operational Risk & Audit.

Jane is currently the Director, Compliance of AMEX (Singapore Branch) and supports all the lines of business operating out of the AMEX Singapore Branch.

Prior to joining AMEX, Jane was the Head of Compliance, Retail and Wealth Management Divisions in ANZ Bank where she was involved in business compliance advisory, new product approvals, marketing approvals, incident reporting, compliance training, remediation of gaps in compliance breaches.

Jane was previously the Head of Control & Compliance in Citibank Singapore Limited from 2004 – 2009. In her role, she covered all product lines including Credit Cards, unsecured lending, mortgages, term loans, deposits, F/X, Wealth Management and insurance products. She supported both the consumer mass market as well as the higher end-premier markets. Jane also conducts training for new hires on Investment Advisory Regulations/Policies/Procedures & Code of Conduct and AML.

Jane started her banking career in United Overseas Bank in Group Internal Audit and was promoted as the Divisional Head, Operational Risk Management & Compliance Division for Group UOB.

Throughout her professional banking experience, she also served as the Chair at ABS Financial Crime Task Force and Chair at ABS Operational Risk Management Task Force.

Jane holds a LLB (Hons), University of London and B. Soc Science (2nd Uppers), University Science Malaysia.

Judy Ang

TEP, B Soc Sci (Hon), B.A. (Merit) NUS

Judy is a qualified Trust & Estate Practitioner with more than 10 years of Trust and Fiduciary experience having worked with Independent Trust Company, Fiduciary Company and bank-backed Trustees. She has assisted many Asian families to set-up Trusts and other structures for wealth creation and wealth preservation.

Judy runs her own advisory firm to provide multi-family office support and services for high net worth clients in Asia. Judy is currently also a Trust Consultant with Dacheng Wong Alliance (DCWA), a Joint-Venture law firm between Dacheng, the largest law firm in China and Wong Alliance-a Singapore-based law firm. On 28 Jan 2015, it has merged with US-Law Firm: Dentons to become the world largest law firm with more than 6,500 lawyers.

Prior to running her own advisory firm, Judy was the Head of International Trust for CTBC Private Bank, Singapore. Her previous roles in the industry includes Associate Director, Wealth Planning at LGT Bank (Singapore) Ltd, Assistant Director at EFG Trust Company (Singapore) now known as EFG Wealth Solutions, Resident Manager for EFG Trust Company at the inception of the Trust Company. She started her career with Heritage Fiduciary Services Pte Ltd and the world’s largest independent trust company-Equity Trust respectively.

Judy is fluent in written and spoken English and Mandarin.

Kenneth Wong


Kenneth has more than 27 years of financial services industry experience in APAC. He started his banking career with Barclays Bank Singapore in 1993 and he was promoted to the role of Regional Senior IT operations manager managing a team of 6 computer operators to ensure the smooth operations of the entire wholesales banking systems, private banking, trading and settlement applications in adherence to the SLAs. His responsibility also included regional application support and regular operational recommendation to the management to meet regulatory and audit compliance. His key accomplishment was the regionalization of the entire IT operations covering core banking, SWIFT, trading, confirmation matching and NOSTRO reconciliation system in Singapore to support Tokyo, Australia and Hong Kong business. He has also been invited to conduct SWIFT operations training for overseas financial institutions in Singapore.

After Barclays, Kenneth worked for several global banking software vendors (eg. Fiserv, Misys, Fair Issac, Wincor Nixdorf etc) as well as system integrators (eg. NCS, Fujitsu, Virtusa etc) in senior roles like Head of Solution Consulting, General Manager (Solutions), FSI Practice Director, Senior Director (Solution development) servicing the FSI customers in APAC. Hence, he has more than 20 years of banking applications, solutioning and architecting experience. Kenneth is knowledgeable on the banking process and practice across Consumer, Wholesale, Private banking as well as Capital market in the APAC market. Being a FSI practitioner, he constantly keeps himself updated on banking industry trends, banking software development trends and cyber security trends as well as he is familiar with the Fintech/Regtech/Insurtech ecosystem. He often represented NCS as an industry speaker in various industry events. He is also a registered mentor volunteered under Polyfintech 100 in Singapore.

In his regional capacity working for Misys, Fiserv, Wincor Nixdorf & Fair Issac, Kenneth also conducted regular banking solution and product training for customers and partners in APAC region. (1998 – 2008) In NCS & Sun Microsystems as FSI Practice Director and Industry Solution Specialist (2018 – 2019), he also regularly conducted internal training to equip the technical and consulting resources with banking domain knowledge prior to their project deployment and customer engagement.

Kenneth holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration by University of West London as well as a Graduate Diploma in Marketing issued by The Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. He also holds a Diploma in electronics and communication by Singapore Polytechnic.

Khyron Goh

CA, FCCA, SIATP

Khyron Goh (Kai) is the co-founder of Kaiden Group. He heads the Tax and Anti-Money Laundering cum Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance department. He specializes in tax advisory for the high net-worth individuals and tax planning in Southeast Asia region for over 10 years. He also advises on the AML/CFT and CRS compliance for banks and corporate clients.

Kai started out as an Auditor at Ernst and Young before he joined a Trust Company as part of a senior management team where he headed three areas for high net worth clients in Accounting, Tax and Compliance. During his tenure, he developed a holistic range of accounting and tax services, to cater to his clients’ needs.

Kai has a passion for education and has more than 15 years of experience in imparting knowledge in the areas of tax and compliance. His previous teaching experience includes lecturing international professional accounting programs. He has also lectured UK tax for the University of Bedfordshire. Kai was also previously a lead lecturer at SAISCA (The Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), teaching Singapore Taxation for its ISCA Professional Qualification.

Currently, Kai is a very much sought after speaker by many private banks and various other private wealth institutions. Being an actual practitioner, he is able to utilize up-to-date actual case studies in his delivery to his audience.

Kai holds a degree in Applied Accounting, diploma in Anti-Money Laundering from the Institute of Compliance Association International (ICA) and Accredited Tax Advisor qualification with the Singapore Tax academy (SIATP). He is also a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA), Chartered Accountant of ASEAN (ASEAN CPA) and a fellow member (FCCA) for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Maxine Teo


Maxine is a tri-lingual corporate trainer, facilitator and speaker with a passion for colourfully impacting and inspiring lives™. With over 20 years of training experience working with diverse teams across Asia, Maxine has a knack of turning complicated concepts into practical applications. She is one of the most prolific trainers in Asia, having successfully completed more than 1,000 days of trainings over 30 cities around the world.

Maxine is fluent in spoken and written English, Mandarin and Cantonese and she delivers her solutions in the three languages seamlessly to help her clients achieve their highest level of understanding. Her clients have benefited from her cross-industry insights and sharing of best practices. She has many repeat clients including private banks like UBS, Credit Suisse, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of East Asia, Bank of China, Shanghai Pudong Bank, China Construction Bank, HSBC, Citibank; insurance companies like TaiKang Insurance, MSIG Insurance, Generali Insurance, NTUC Income, AIA; telco companies like MobileOne, Alcatel Lucent; motor car companies like BMW Asia; pharmaceutical and chemical companies like BASF, Menarini, Johnson Matthey, FMC, Abbot Laboratories; government institutions like Singapore Prisons, MINDEF, IE Singapore, WDA and retail giants like Philips and Courts and luxury brands like LVMH.

Coming from many years of working in the financial services industry, Maxine shares her experience and knowledge in Relationship Management topics like Advisory Sales (B2B & B2C), Negotiation Skills, Effective Communication, Cross Cultural Awareness, Managing Virtual teams, Business Etiquette, Presentation Skills, Time and Stress Management and Customer Service Excellence. The skills she imparts are especially applicable to service and relationship-based industries like finance and banking, insurance, real estate and retail.

Maxine graduated with merit from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She holds a Professional Diploma in Training & Development, a Professional Certificate in Designing & Facilitating Experiential Learning and accreditations in various psychometric tools like True Colors© and DISC behaviour profiling. One of Maxine’s training partners, Singapore Institute of Management, has awarded her with the coveted title of “Trainer of the Year” for two years in a row in 2013 and 2014, and the “Star Trainer 2015” award in recognition for her excellent work delivered to their corporate clients. She has also recently received an award by Marketing Institute of Singapore for Best Personal Brand Award as a “Colourful Inspirer”. What sets Maxine apart from most trainers in the industry is her ability to connect with her audiences instantly with her authenticity and personal energetic style!

Mok Wing Chew

MA (Oxon), BSc (UOL), CFA

Wing Chew is a Senior Director with the CME Group since 2012. Based in Singapore, he heads the International Research and Product Development department in the Asia Pacific. His role is to provide local intelligence on the regional market landscape, and to drive the development of new products targeted at the region. His responsibilities include the publication of research reports, analysis of the competitive and regulatory conditions, and the identification of revenue opportunities in the region. His scope of coverage spans the whole of CME Group’s product suite, including foreign exchange, interest rates, equity indices, energy, commodities and metals.

Prior to joining the CME Group, Wing Chew spent four years as the Asia Pacific Head of Business Development and Research with ICAP, the largest inter-dealer broker in the world. His role at ICAP Electronic Broking was similar to that at CME Group, and his coverage included the foreign exchange and fixed income over-the-counter products.

Before he joined the institutional trading business, Wing Chew spent ten years, first in the credit risk department of a global corporate bank, and then in a financial information firm targeting banks. At Citibank, he led and trained credit risk teams in the analysis of large local corporates, multi-national corporates, small & medium enterprises and financial institutions. He later joined Reuters as the Asia ex-Japan business manager of buy-side products, where he marketed to, and trained, bank analysts and fund managers in the use of information products to enhance their financial and credit analyses.

Prior to his buy-side career, Wing Chew was a sell-side research analyst, with Jardine Fleming Securities and Crosby Securities, from 1994 to 1998. He was responsible for the coverage of the shipping & offshore marine sectors, air & land transport sectors, the consumer sector, and the small caps sector. Jardine Fleming was consistently among the top 3 research houses in Asia, while Crosby was a top research house for macroeconomics and specialist research.

Wing Chew brings with him twenty years of financial industry experience, spanning the sell side, buy side, banking, OTC trading and exchange trading industries. He graduated with a Masters of Arts from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of London, where he took First Class Honours. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997.

Ng Jui Kheng

BBA, MSc Financial Engineering

Jui Kheng possesses 38 years of working experience in the financial industry. He started his career in 1979 as a money broker. After 6 years, he left the money broking industry to join a top American bank in the treasury department. He held various roles ranging from futures broker, treasury salesman, and derivatives trader. He traded in forward rate agreements, currency options and interest rate swaps. He is the creator of the Dual Currency product (originally known as Premium Deposit).

After 20 years in the treasury department, he switched to Private Banking as a product specialist in currency trading and fixed income. He later joined another French Private Bank as an investment counsellor and eventually became a Relationship Manager. He retired in July 2017, after 12 years in the Private Banking sector.

Jui Kheng holds a Masters in Financial Engineering degree from National University of Singapore, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from National University of Singapore. He is a recipient of the Centre for Financial Engineering Director’s Award.

Ng Lye Heng

CFA, CAIA, FRM

Lye Heng possessed 13 years of working experience in the banking industry and is a derivative specialist. He started his banking career in the early 1990s and held roles as principal derivative trader and product structurer. He traded derivatives on stock indices and fixed incomes in global financial markets, spanning Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, New York and Chicago. He concluded his career in the financial industry by managing market risk on the global trading book of a local bank.

In 2004, Lye Heng set up Salmon Thrust, offering training and consultancy in the areas of Investment, Treasury and Wealth Management. Clients include various global banks such as Citibank where he conducted a series of comprehensive investment workshops for the 200-odd relationship managers based in Singapore. To date, he has provided learning solutions across a variety of products and wealth management topics encompassing thousands of seminar delegate-days both in Singapore as well as in China. Lye Heng has also been a CFA trainer since 1999 and CAIA trainer since 2009.

Lye Heng holds a Master's degree in Social Science (Applied Economics) from National University of Singapore, and a Bachelor of Business degree (Financial Analysis) from Nanyang Technological University. He is a CFA, CAIA, and FRM. He also graduated from the MIT-Fintech certification program and has been advising several Fintech start-ups in Singapore.

Lye Heng is the author of 3 IBF-accredited FTS online Fintech courses “Understanding Fintech”, “Technologies Behind the Bitcoin and its Blockchain”, and “Analyzing Bitcoins and Other Cryptocurrencies”.

Nicholas Tan

CMT, CFTe, BBA (NUS)

Nicholas Tan is currently working as a Trading Representative with UOB Kay Hian, which he joined in 2002. Prior to UOBKH, he had worked for 13 years as a forex trader with banks in Singapore, gathering much invaluable experience in the process. Starting in 1989, he rose from the ranks to vice president and honed his technical analysis skill in the fast- paced FX marketplace. Drawing from his 2 decades of practical technical analysis experience, he is able to relate to the problems faced by participants when utilizing technical analysis in their daily routine.

From 2005 to 2008, Nicholas Tan was involved in the Diploma in Wealth Management Course at a private institute where he taught as a freelance lecturer, a module on forex and CFD trading (stock market). Since starting his teaching in 2005, he has taught FX, CFD, stocks as well as technical analysis courses till today. His style of teaching in small groups and in practical real time environment, the closest to reality trading, has exposed numerous participants to his simple and yet highly effective trading techniques in the forex as well as the equity market.

He is the author of 2 popular books, “Handbook for Forex Trading” and “Handbook for CFD Trading” which are still available in local bookstores. “Handbook for Forex Trading” was among the top ten non-fiction bestsellers. He has made guest appearance on TV program like Money Mind to discuss about forex trading. He had given numerous talks and seminars locally and overseas for Technical Analysts Society of Singapore and many other societies and organizations since 2007 in the area of technical analysis. He has also taught continuing education programmes for UOB Kay Hian’s trading representatives, many in-house CPD for private banks and well as public seminars for finance and wealth industry practitioner.

Besides a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, Nicholas Tan holds a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation from the Market Technician Association of USA. He is also a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) with the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). Possessing two well-regarded designations from different world bodies through 2 years of study and examinations ensures that he is knowledgeable and well verse in the area of technical analysis. Nicholas has an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment certificate.

Stefan Ullrich

ALM IN EXTENSION STUDIES (SUSTAINABILITY) HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Stefan holds the position of Vice President of Sales, Fixed Income, and ESG at the Singapore branch of Eurex, the world's largest derivatives exchange.

He is extremely passionate about sustainability and the need for a rapid transition to a low- carbon, circular economy. Stefan is a regular speaker and moderator at industry events. He believes that risks and opportunities from climate change and the coming transition are still being vastly underestimated by corporates and the financial sector - and that science-driven Big Data will be key to making sustainability tangible for financial institutions.

Stefan is an experienced business development professional, focusing on Asia-Pacific markets. After more than 18 years working for international derivatives markets, he was successfully pivoted into corporate sustainability, specialising in Sustainable Finance. He has an entrepreneurial track record, running his own consultancy company from 1993 until 2007 and again from 2016 to 2021.

Prior to his current role, he was a director at Paia Consulting, Singapore's longest-standing sustainability specializing. He focused on sustainable finance and developing new collaborative solutions for financing the transition to a low-, resilient, and sustainable global economy. His clients at Paia and later at his own consultancy, The Warren Pte Ltd, were predominantly financial institutions and listed companies, whom he advised on integrating sustainability into their business and investment strategies.

Apart from his work in sustainability, Stefan has significant experience in expanding the business of world-leading futures exchanges in Asia across all major asset classes. Stefan has held senior-level positions at Eurex, NYSE Liffe, and ICE Futures Singapore.

As a member of an advisory group for the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, he contributed to a recent white paper on Derivatives Exchanges.

Teo Puay Wei

BSc Finance

Puay Wei possessed 15 years of working experience in the financial industry. He started his career in the late 1990s and held roles as chief compliance officer and chief risk officer. He specializes in risk management and has exposure to many key Asia Pacific markets.

At his various capacity, he has to deal with complex and non-routine regulatory and risk related matters associated to anti- money laundering and financing of terrorism, code of conduct & ethics, conflict of interest, anti-bribery & corruption, technology risk management, information security, and risk management framework. He has also been involved in training on these subjects.

Puay Wei holds a Bachelor of Science (Finance) from National University of Ireland, and a Diploma in Compliance specializing in Fund Management from International Compliance Training. He is a Financial Industry Certified Professional awarded by The Institute of Banking and Finance.

Puay Wei left his role as a Head of Risk, Asia Pacific for Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd to start consulting and training work in the financial industry for the Asia Pacific region.

Yvonne Goh

MTAX, ACCA

Ms Yvonne Goh is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore, Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax) and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) who completed her Master in Taxation with Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) previously known as SIM University.

Yvonne is currently one of Kaiden Group’s Tax Advisors focusing on advising clients on Singapore tax exposure for individuals and corporate entities. Clients welcome her candid and detailed explanation of taxation laws in her practical application.

In the early years of her career, she was in the Finance division with Singapore Press Holdings and Far East Organisation after which she switched to pursue her passion in teaching. She joined the education industry 20 years ago and has been providing quality classroom learning experience for her students in financial accounting, cost accounting, management accounting and taxation modules under the ACCA qualification. In her previous teaching career, she was also appointed as the Head of Tax (Academic) where she oversees the quality of the taxation teaching materials and tutors.

In addition to her wealth of teaching experience, Yvonne was also involved in the development of tax case studies as well as the reviewer of the taxation materials (Professional) for BPP Learning Media.

Alvin Yap

CFA

Alvin has over 27 years of investment experience. His experience ranges from investing in listed securities (enquiries, bonds, currencies, options) and unlisted to structured investments including venture capital/private equity. He has invested funds for institutions, private companies and high net worth individuals. He has worked for major institutions including the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, American Express Asset Management, Emirates NBD Bank, UBS AG, and OCBC Private Bank. In 2000, he set up several VC funds anchored by major government institutions including TIF Ventures (Singapore Economic Development Board) and Khazanah Berhad (investment arm of the Malaysian government). Alvin holds the CFA charter since 1994. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in Business Administration from Boston University in 1989. Over the last 6 years, he lectures on Investment Management at University of London (External Programs), Global Issues for the Financial Professional (MSc in Professional Accountancy – UOL/LSE London) and provides corporate training at SMU University (Singapore) for private bankers.

During his time at GIC, Alvin had explored the deployment of neural networks in finance with the National Science and Technology Board. Alvin currently heads the fund management team at Avallis Investments Pte Ltd, a LFMC based in Singapore. The firm will launch an artificial intelligence-based fund that leverages on deep learning computer technologies. The system trades autonomously and is self-evolving in its trading rules as market conditions change. Alvin also sits on the board of Erudite Engineering Services Ltd, a Bangkok based technology firm that is a university spinoff from the high-performance computing department. Erudite specializes in research in computational finance and deploys artificial intelligence in financial markets for advisory, asset allocation and autonomous trading.

Benn Ng

BBA (NUS)

Benn is currently the Head of FX advisory in Asia for Credit Industriel et Commercial Private Bank in Singapore.

He is responsible for introducing new and innovative FX products to the private banking relationship managers and their clients. His team customizes FX solutions according to the needs and profiles of the clients, taking into account the bank’s view and direction of the market.

Benn has worked in the financial industry for more than two decades and brings with him a wealth of experience. He started his banking career as a spot trader and has worked in various banks, moving up to become a proprietary trader and later chief dealer of the bank. The banks he has worked with include UBS AG, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Banco Santander and UOB. He has also managed his own funds as a SIMEX local trading stock indices, interest rate futures, commodities and oil futures. With this wealth of diverse experience and knowledge, Benn has the ability to explain the inter-relationship of various asset classes in layman terms for clients who have little investment experience.

Benn has been in the financial market for 26 years. He switched from trading to wealth management and advisory and has since served many high net-worth clients in the region, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and India.

Bernadette Tay Lian See

M.FIN (RMIT SIM), Dip. Banking & Finance (IBF), BBA (NUS)

Bernadette has over 30 years of working experience in Private Banking, Retail & Consumer Banking and Credit.

She was the Chief Risk Officer in a European Private Bank for 8 years and sits in the Exco committee. She oversaw risks in the private banking operations in both Singapore and Hong Kong. She was also an inhouse trainer and counsel in the areas of KYC, credit, fraud vigilance and lending matrix to foster a high awareness of risk ownership within the bank.

Before joining the Private Banking industry, Bernadette spent 23 years in a Singapore bank with varied experience in branch operations, credit and marketing, credit control, credit approval, credit monitoring, projects and management functions at both the bank and group levels. She was also an active driver in re-engineering, automation and other bank-wide projects including credit due diligence exercises for potential bank acquisitions. She also conduct inhouse training for KYC, CDD, credit matrices, credit regulations and guidelines.

Bernadette graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Business Administration (Honours, 2nd Class Upper) and was awarded Singapore Institute of Personnel Management Book Prize. She also holds a post-graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance by IBF (Credit Book Prize) and Master in Finance from RMIT in conjunction with SIM.

David Teo

BA (Mass Communications), Curtin University of Technology, Australia

David has 7 years of experience of Compliance, Operational Risk and Internal Controls work in the banking and payments industry. His areas of expertise include Anti-Money Laundering and Operational Risk.

David is currently the Country Compliance Manager in a global money-changing and remittance service provider. His role covers a wide range of Compliance duties from drafting policies, transaction monitoring, STR filing, regulatory reporting, staff training and data protection.

David held the position of Assistant Vice President in United Overseas Bank’s Cards and Payments department previously. He was the AML representative for the line of business, addressing queries from various areas of the UOB group, such as Compliance, Operations, Internal Audit and the Senior Management Team. He was also the principal trainer for the business, ensuring that new regulations, policies, and processes were clearly briefed to management and front liners. His duties also included overseeing a team of junior officers for KYC quality assurance, transaction monitoring, investigation and STR filing.

During his time in UOB, he was credited with co-spearheading the full-customer base merchant remediation exercise to align the business with the requirements of MAS Notice 626. The massive customer base, complete with complex ownership structures, was fully remediated within a tight schedule of 1 year.

David holds a BA in Mass Communications from Curtin University of Technology, Australia and a Diploma in Multimedia Computing.

David Yap

Mappfin, Macq

David Yap has over thirty years of experience in the financial market working in various Sales and Trading desks of major Global banks and Financial Institutions. David started banking at Dresdner Bank where he managed the Deutschmark Money Market book. Together with active Foreign Exchange and US Treasuries trading for the proprietary trading book, his tenure at Dresdner Bank gave him a broad insight into the global market, especially the European and US markets.

At Citibank, David started as FX trader on G7 focusing primarily on London and NYK markets before moving on to Corporate Sales where his trading experience was required to boost up a young and hungry Treasury Sales team. Combining trading expertise with natural sales ability yielded desired results with even the most sophisticated and demanding corporate and institutional clients. As Director of Sales, David wore two hats of heading up local Professional Clients group and head of Regional FX Plus (advisory). Part of his responsibilities involved conducting training on FX for internal and external clients on a regular basis.

David’s last banking job was at Standard Chartered where he headed Corporate FX Sales. Once again, in combining many years of trading experience with sales, he proved to be a valuable banker to clients with his market perspective, hedging and trading advisory. The four pillars of Sales and Trading that David uses are Fundamental, Macroeconomic, Flow and especially Technical Analysis.

A Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, he combines a solid financial market academic background effectively with Sales and Trading expertise for an all-round resume, which he hopes to share with the class in a most indelible and effective way.

Dr Khoo Guan Seng

PhD in Computational Physics (NUS)

GS Khoo has over 30 years of AI, data-mining, management and startup global work-experience, focusing on risk and hedge fund analytics. He joined CAI in Feb 2016, after relocating back from Canada, where he was the Head of ERM with one of the largest Canadian pension fund managers, AIMCo, which he joined in 2011.

Prior to AIMCo, He was with Temasek Holdings, which he joined in 2009 from Standard Chartered Bank, where he was the Global Head/MD, Group Risk Analytics, heading the global team performing all global risk models validation for Basel & BIPRU compliance, and liaised with all the financial regulators in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, including the FSA (UK), the FSS (Korea), CBRC, HKMA and MAS (Singapore). At Temasek Holdings, he focused on developing novel investment performance and portfolio risk management metrics, applicable across the whole spectrum of investment asset classes and horizons.

In his other previous roles, he designed and managed an algorithmic hedge fund at Man Investment Products (Man Group plc.) in the 90s, was Head of Innovation (Strategy & Business Devt.) at the Singapore Exchange, was Group Chief Risk Officer at a SE Asian conglomerate (RHB Capital, Malaysia) and was based in Chicago and Denver in 2001-02 at American Bourses Corp (ABC, spun off from the Man Group), providing AI-based investment and trading analytics to clients trading on the ECNs in N America and in the Asia-Pacific. At ABC, he managed the launch and production of the financial portals of SPH, asiaonemarkets.com and zaobaofinance. com in 2000.

He also provided advisory services to the regulators, family offices, research institutes, global and Asian banks in the Asia-Pacific region on data-mining, ERM, Basel 2 and 3. In addition, he has also advised startup and IT companies in S’pore, Silicon Valley and Vancouver, B.C in BigData, FinTech, and Energy Farming using renewable energy.

GS Khoo holds a PhD in Physics, and has done post-doctoral work at Nagoya University, MSI’s (Molecular Simulations Inc.) research centers at Caltech (Pasadena, California), Boston and at Teijin-MSI in Tokyo, Japan on AI-based data mining and computer-aided drug design. He also speaks regularly at international banking conferences and published articles relating to holistic ecosystem enterprise risk management, AI, operational resiliency, ESG investing and sovereign investing, and published over 30 journal papers on financial engineering, artificial intelligence (AI) applications in financial markets, environmental and materials science.

He is a Board Adviser of the Global-SWF Corporation, Singapore Economic Forum, an affiliate organization of the Paris-based ESG Summit G7 Pension and World Pension Council.

Gordon Aw

MBA

Gordon Aw, started his working life in the IT field with Apple Computers Singapore. After two years, he joined a non-profit organization for more than 15 years as a management staff before he left to be a senior consultant with a regional consulting company which is now known as Capelle Consulting/Academy. He later joined FHL Capital as compliance officer and was involved with investments in properties and equity market and financial planning. Subsequently, he set up his own company in corporate training and finance technology in equity algorithms. Having introduced many HNWIs to insurance agencies, he decided to obtained financial advisory license in 2016 to better advise and assist his clients.

In the context of training with financial organizations, investment and insurance agencies include key management officers, relationship managers and analysts over the last 20 years. Known as a talented orator and powerful motivational speaker and being adept in both English and Mandarin, Gordon is very well sought after for sessions in relationship management, effective leadership, team leadership, personal effectiveness, effective communication and business development. His key clients include government agencies, multi-national organizations and financial institutions such as insurance agencies, banks and property agencies. With more than 20 years of experience, he is also an experienced trainer of trainers, and had conducted sessions in China, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Australia, Vietnam, Taiwan, the United States of America amidst many countries.

Gordon was invited as a subject expert in the early years for the WSQ competency framework development. He successfully developed several programs in leadership and communication for the agency he was involved with. He was also the competency framework architect for the King Faisal Hospital in Saudi Arabia for over 5 years.

He is a certified NLP Practitioner and a certified behavioural consultant in the DiSC© Personal Profile System, The Personal Listening Profile©, TICS® Values Profile, Taylor Johnson Temperament Tests, Big-Five and the TICS© Values System. He is well known as a communication/behavior specialist and has also developed several behavioural and leadership tests on his own and customized them for his clients.

His specialties include:

  • Contextual Leadership
  • Leadership Challenge
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Power Presentation Skills
  • Strategic Thinking Process
  • Executive Coaching
  • Change Processes
  • Conflict Management
  • Success in Negotiations

Gordon received his first degree in Philosophy and Theology from Trinity Theological College and completed his MBA program with University of Hull, England.

Jane Foo

LLB (Hons) (University of London)

Jane has over 25 years of banking experience in Compliance, Operational Risk and Audit across a broad spectrum of banking businesses, products and services. Her areas of expertise include Ethics & Compliance and Operational Risk & Audit.

Jane is currently the Director, Compliance of AMEX (Singapore Branch) and supports all the lines of business operating out of the AMEX Singapore Branch.

Prior to joining AMEX, Jane was the Head of Compliance, Retail and Wealth Management Divisions in ANZ Bank where she was involved in business compliance advisory, new product approvals, marketing approvals, incident reporting, compliance training, remediation of gaps in compliance breaches.

Jane was previously the Head of Control & Compliance in Citibank Singapore Limited from 2004 – 2009. In her role, she covered all product lines including Credit Cards, unsecured lending, mortgages, term loans, deposits, F/X, Wealth Management and insurance products. She supported both the consumer mass market as well as the higher end-premier markets. Jane also conducts training for new hires on Investment Advisory Regulations/Policies/Procedures & Code of Conduct and AML.

Jane started her banking career in United Overseas Bank in Group Internal Audit and was promoted as the Divisional Head, Operational Risk Management & Compliance Division for Group UOB.

Throughout her professional banking experience, she also served as the Chair at ABS Financial Crime Task Force and Chair at ABS Operational Risk Management Task Force.

Jane holds a LLB (Hons), University of London and B. Soc Science (2nd Uppers), University Science Malaysia.

Judy Ang

TEP, B Soc Sci (Hon), B.A. (Merit) NUS

Judy is a qualified Trust & Estate Practitioner with more than 10 years of Trust and Fiduciary experience having worked with Independent Trust Company, Fiduciary Company and bank-backed Trustees. She has assisted many Asian families to set-up Trusts and other structures for wealth creation and wealth preservation.

Judy runs her own advisory firm to provide multi-family office support and services for high net worth clients in Asia. Judy is currently also a Trust Consultant with Dacheng Wong Alliance (DCWA), a Joint-Venture law firm between Dacheng, the largest law firm in China and Wong Alliance-a Singapore-based law firm. On 28 Jan 2015, it has merged with US-Law Firm: Dentons to become the world largest law firm with more than 6,500 lawyers.

Prior to running her own advisory firm, Judy was the Head of International Trust for CTBC Private Bank, Singapore. Her previous roles in the industry includes Associate Director, Wealth Planning at LGT Bank (Singapore) Ltd, Assistant Director at EFG Trust Company (Singapore) now known as EFG Wealth Solutions, Resident Manager for EFG Trust Company at the inception of the Trust Company. She started her career with Heritage Fiduciary Services Pte Ltd and the world’s largest independent trust company-Equity Trust respectively.

Judy is fluent in written and spoken English and Mandarin.

Kenneth Wong

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Kenneth has more than 27 years of financial services industry experience in APAC. He started his banking career with Barclays Bank Singapore in 1993 and he was promoted to the role of Regional Senior IT operations manager managing a team of 6 computer operators to ensure the smooth operations of the entire wholesales banking systems, private banking, trading and settlement applications in adherence to the SLAs. His responsibility also included regional application support and regular operational recommendation to the management to meet regulatory and audit compliance. His key accomplishment was the regionalization of the entire IT operations covering core banking, SWIFT, trading, confirmation matching and NOSTRO reconciliation system in Singapore to support Tokyo, Australia and Hong Kong business. He has also been invited to conduct SWIFT operations training for overseas financial institutions in Singapore.

After Barclays, Kenneth worked for several global banking software vendors (eg. Fiserv, Misys, Fair Issac, Wincor Nixdorf etc) as well as system integrators (eg. NCS, Fujitsu, Virtusa etc) in senior roles like Head of Solution Consulting, General Manager (Solutions), FSI Practice Director, Senior Director (Solution development) servicing the FSI customers in APAC. Hence, he has more than 20 years of banking applications, solutioning and architecting experience. Kenneth is knowledgeable on the banking process and practice across Consumer, Wholesale, Private banking as well as Capital market in the APAC market. Being a FSI practitioner, he constantly keeps himself updated on banking industry trends, banking software development trends and cyber security trends as well as he is familiar with the Fintech/Regtech/Insurtech ecosystem. He often represented NCS as an industry speaker in various industry events. He is also a registered mentor volunteered under Polyfintech 100 in Singapore.

In his regional capacity working for Misys, Fiserv, Wincor Nixdorf & Fair Issac, Kenneth also conducted regular banking solution and product training for customers and partners in APAC region. (1998 – 2008) In NCS & Sun Microsystems as FSI Practice Director and Industry Solution Specialist (2018 – 2019), he also regularly conducted internal training to equip the technical and consulting resources with banking domain knowledge prior to their project deployment and customer engagement.

Kenneth holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration by University of West London as well as a Graduate Diploma in Marketing issued by The Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. He also holds a Diploma in electronics and communication by Singapore Polytechnic.

Khyron Goh

CA, FCCA, SIATP

Khyron Goh (Kai) is the co-founder of Kaiden Group. He heads the Tax and Anti-Money Laundering cum Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance department. He specializes in tax advisory for the high net-worth individuals and tax planning in Southeast Asia region for over 10 years. He also advises on the AML/CFT and CRS compliance for banks and corporate clients.

Kai started out as an Auditor at Ernst and Young before he joined a Trust Company as part of a senior management team where he headed three areas for high net worth clients in Accounting, Tax and Compliance. During his tenure, he developed a holistic range of accounting and tax services, to cater to his clients’ needs.

Kai has a passion for education and has more than 15 years of experience in imparting knowledge in the areas of tax and compliance. His previous teaching experience includes lecturing international professional accounting programs. He has also lectured UK tax for the University of Bedfordshire. Kai was also previously a lead lecturer at SAISCA (The Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), teaching Singapore Taxation for its ISCA Professional Qualification.

Currently, Kai is a very much sought after speaker by many private banks and various other private wealth institutions. Being an actual practitioner, he is able to utilize up-to-date actual case studies in his delivery to his audience.

Kai holds a degree in Applied Accounting, diploma in Anti-Money Laundering from the Institute of Compliance Association International (ICA) and Accredited Tax Advisor qualification with the Singapore Tax academy (SIATP). He is also a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA), Chartered Accountant of ASEAN (ASEAN CPA) and a fellow member (FCCA) for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Maxine Teo

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Maxine is a tri-lingual corporate trainer, facilitator and speaker with a passion for colourfully impacting and inspiring lives™. With over 20 years of training experience working with diverse teams across Asia, Maxine has a knack of turning complicated concepts into practical applications. She is one of the most prolific trainers in Asia, having successfully completed more than 1,000 days of trainings over 30 cities around the world.

Maxine is fluent in spoken and written English, Mandarin and Cantonese and she delivers her solutions in the three languages seamlessly to help her clients achieve their highest level of understanding. Her clients have benefited from her cross-industry insights and sharing of best practices. She has many repeat clients including private banks like UBS, Credit Suisse, DBS, OCBC, UOB, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of East Asia, Bank of China, Shanghai Pudong Bank, China Construction Bank, HSBC, Citibank; insurance companies like TaiKang Insurance, MSIG Insurance, Generali Insurance, NTUC Income, AIA; telco companies like MobileOne, Alcatel Lucent; motor car companies like BMW Asia; pharmaceutical and chemical companies like BASF, Menarini, Johnson Matthey, FMC, Abbot Laboratories; government institutions like Singapore Prisons, MINDEF, IE Singapore, WDA and retail giants like Philips and Courts and luxury brands like LVMH.

Coming from many years of working in the financial services industry, Maxine shares her experience and knowledge in Relationship Management topics like Advisory Sales (B2B & B2C), Negotiation Skills, Effective Communication, Cross Cultural Awareness, Managing Virtual teams, Business Etiquette, Presentation Skills, Time and Stress Management and Customer Service Excellence. The skills she imparts are especially applicable to service and relationship-based industries like finance and banking, insurance, real estate and retail.

Maxine graduated with merit from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She holds a Professional Diploma in Training & Development, a Professional Certificate in Designing & Facilitating Experiential Learning and accreditations in various psychometric tools like True Colors© and DISC behaviour profiling. One of Maxine’s training partners, Singapore Institute of Management, has awarded her with the coveted title of “Trainer of the Year” for two years in a row in 2013 and 2014, and the “Star Trainer 2015” award in recognition for her excellent work delivered to their corporate clients. She has also recently received an award by Marketing Institute of Singapore for Best Personal Brand Award as a “Colourful Inspirer”. What sets Maxine apart from most trainers in the industry is her ability to connect with her audiences instantly with her authenticity and personal energetic style!

Mok Wing Chew

MA (Oxon), BSc (UOL), CFA

Wing Chew is a Senior Director with the CME Group since 2012. Based in Singapore, he heads the International Research and Product Development department in the Asia Pacific. His role is to provide local intelligence on the regional market landscape, and to drive the development of new products targeted at the region. His responsibilities include the publication of research reports, analysis of the competitive and regulatory conditions, and the identification of revenue opportunities in the region. His scope of coverage spans the whole of CME Group’s product suite, including foreign exchange, interest rates, equity indices, energy, commodities and metals.

Prior to joining the CME Group, Wing Chew spent four years as the Asia Pacific Head of Business Development and Research with ICAP, the largest inter-dealer broker in the world. His role at ICAP Electronic Broking was similar to that at CME Group, and his coverage included the foreign exchange and fixed income over-the-counter products.

Before he joined the institutional trading business, Wing Chew spent ten years, first in the credit risk department of a global corporate bank, and then in a financial information firm targeting banks. At Citibank, he led and trained credit risk teams in the analysis of large local corporates, multi-national corporates, small & medium enterprises and financial institutions. He later joined Reuters as the Asia ex-Japan business manager of buy-side products, where he marketed to, and trained, bank analysts and fund managers in the use of information products to enhance their financial and credit analyses.

Prior to his buy-side career, Wing Chew was a sell-side research analyst, with Jardine Fleming Securities and Crosby Securities, from 1994 to 1998. He was responsible for the coverage of the shipping & offshore marine sectors, air & land transport sectors, the consumer sector, and the small caps sector. Jardine Fleming was consistently among the top 3 research houses in Asia, while Crosby was a top research house for macroeconomics and specialist research.

Wing Chew brings with him twenty years of financial industry experience, spanning the sell side, buy side, banking, OTC trading and exchange trading industries. He graduated with a Masters of Arts from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of London, where he took First Class Honours. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997.

Ng Jui Kheng

BBA, MSc Financial Engineering

Jui Kheng possesses 38 years of working experience in the financial industry. He started his career in 1979 as a money broker. After 6 years, he left the money broking industry to join a top American bank in the treasury department. He held various roles ranging from futures broker, treasury salesman, and derivatives trader. He traded in forward rate agreements, currency options and interest rate swaps. He is the creator of the Dual Currency product (originally known as Premium Deposit).

After 20 years in the treasury department, he switched to Private Banking as a product specialist in currency trading and fixed income. He later joined another French Private Bank as an investment counsellor and eventually became a Relationship Manager. He retired in July 2017, after 12 years in the Private Banking sector.

Jui Kheng holds a Masters in Financial Engineering degree from National University of Singapore, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from National University of Singapore. He is a recipient of the Centre for Financial Engineering Director’s Award.

Ng Lye Heng

CFA, CAIA, FRM

Lye Heng possessed 13 years of working experience in the banking industry and is a derivative specialist. He started his banking career in the early 1990s and held roles as principal derivative trader and product structurer. He traded derivatives on stock indices and fixed incomes in global financial markets, spanning Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, New York and Chicago. He concluded his career in the financial industry by managing market risk on the global trading book of a local bank.

In 2004, Lye Heng set up Salmon Thrust, offering training and consultancy in the areas of Investment, Treasury and Wealth Management. Clients include various global banks such as Citibank where he conducted a series of comprehensive investment workshops for the 200-odd relationship managers based in Singapore. To date, he has provided learning solutions across a variety of products and wealth management topics encompassing thousands of seminar delegate-days both in Singapore as well as in China. Lye Heng has also been a CFA trainer since 1999 and CAIA trainer since 2009.

Lye Heng holds a Master's degree in Social Science (Applied Economics) from National University of Singapore, and a Bachelor of Business degree (Financial Analysis) from Nanyang Technological University. He is a CFA, CAIA, and FRM. He also graduated from the MIT-Fintech certification program and has been advising several Fintech start-ups in Singapore.

Lye Heng is the author of 3 IBF-accredited FTS online Fintech courses “Understanding Fintech”, “Technologies Behind the Bitcoin and its Blockchain”, and “Analyzing Bitcoins and Other Cryptocurrencies”.

Nicholas Tan

CMT, CFTe, BBA (NUS)

Nicholas Tan is currently working as a Trading Representative with UOB Kay Hian, which he joined in 2002. Prior to UOBKH, he had worked for 13 years as a forex trader with banks in Singapore, gathering much invaluable experience in the process. Starting in 1989, he rose from the ranks to vice president and honed his technical analysis skill in the fast- paced FX marketplace. Drawing from his 2 decades of practical technical analysis experience, he is able to relate to the problems faced by participants when utilizing technical analysis in their daily routine.

From 2005 to 2008, Nicholas Tan was involved in the Diploma in Wealth Management Course at a private institute where he taught as a freelance lecturer, a module on forex and CFD trading (stock market). Since starting his teaching in 2005, he has taught FX, CFD, stocks as well as technical analysis courses till today. His style of teaching in small groups and in practical real time environment, the closest to reality trading, has exposed numerous participants to his simple and yet highly effective trading techniques in the forex as well as the equity market.

He is the author of 2 popular books, “Handbook for Forex Trading” and “Handbook for CFD Trading” which are still available in local bookstores. “Handbook for Forex Trading” was among the top ten non-fiction bestsellers. He has made guest appearance on TV program like Money Mind to discuss about forex trading. He had given numerous talks and seminars locally and overseas for Technical Analysts Society of Singapore and many other societies and organizations since 2007 in the area of technical analysis. He has also taught continuing education programmes for UOB Kay Hian’s trading representatives, many in-house CPD for private banks and well as public seminars for finance and wealth industry practitioner.

Besides a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, Nicholas Tan holds a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation from the Market Technician Association of USA. He is also a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) with the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). Possessing two well-regarded designations from different world bodies through 2 years of study and examinations ensures that he is knowledgeable and well verse in the area of technical analysis. Nicholas has an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment certificate.

Stefan Ullrich

ALM IN EXTENSION STUDIES (SUSTAINABILITY) HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Stefan holds the position of Vice President of Sales, Fixed Income, and ESG at the Singapore branch of Eurex, the world's largest derivatives exchange.

He is extremely passionate about sustainability and the need for a rapid transition to a low- carbon, circular economy. Stefan is a regular speaker and moderator at industry events. He believes that risks and opportunities from climate change and the coming transition are still being vastly underestimated by corporates and the financial sector - and that science-driven Big Data will be key to making sustainability tangible for financial institutions.

Stefan is an experienced business development professional, focusing on Asia-Pacific markets. After more than 18 years working for international derivatives markets, he was successfully pivoted into corporate sustainability, specialising in Sustainable Finance. He has an entrepreneurial track record, running his own consultancy company from 1993 until 2007 and again from 2016 to 2021.

Prior to his current role, he was a director at Paia Consulting, Singapore's longest-standing sustainability specializing. He focused on sustainable finance and developing new collaborative solutions for financing the transition to a low-, resilient, and sustainable global economy. His clients at Paia and later at his own consultancy, The Warren Pte Ltd, were predominantly financial institutions and listed companies, whom he advised on integrating sustainability into their business and investment strategies.

Apart from his work in sustainability, Stefan has significant experience in expanding the business of world-leading futures exchanges in Asia across all major asset classes. Stefan has held senior-level positions at Eurex, NYSE Liffe, and ICE Futures Singapore.

As a member of an advisory group for the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, he contributed to a recent white paper on Derivatives Exchanges.

Teo Puay Wei

BSc Finance

Puay Wei possessed 15 years of working experience in the financial industry. He started his career in the late 1990s and held roles as chief compliance officer and chief risk officer. He specializes in risk management and has exposure to many key Asia Pacific markets.

At his various capacity, he has to deal with complex and non-routine regulatory and risk related matters associated to anti- money laundering and financing of terrorism, code of conduct & ethics, conflict of interest, anti-bribery & corruption, technology risk management, information security, and risk management framework. He has also been involved in training on these subjects.

Puay Wei holds a Bachelor of Science (Finance) from National University of Ireland, and a Diploma in Compliance specializing in Fund Management from International Compliance Training. He is a Financial Industry Certified Professional awarded by The Institute of Banking and Finance.

Puay Wei left his role as a Head of Risk, Asia Pacific for Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd to start consulting and training work in the financial industry for the Asia Pacific region.

Yvonne Goh

MTAX, ACCA

Ms Yvonne Goh is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore, Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax) and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) who completed her Master in Taxation with Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) previously known as SIM University.

Yvonne is currently one of Kaiden Group’s Tax Advisors focusing on advising clients on Singapore tax exposure for individuals and corporate entities. Clients welcome her candid and detailed explanation of taxation laws in her practical application.

In the early years of her career, she was in the Finance division with Singapore Press Holdings and Far East Organisation after which she switched to pursue her passion in teaching. She joined the education industry 20 years ago and has been providing quality classroom learning experience for her students in financial accounting, cost accounting, management accounting and taxation modules under the ACCA qualification. In her previous teaching career, she was also appointed as the Head of Tax (Academic) where she oversees the quality of the taxation teaching materials and tutors.

In addition to her wealth of teaching experience, Yvonne was also involved in the development of tax case studies as well as the reviewer of the taxation materials (Professional) for BPP Learning Media.