The Peer 2 Peer Conference

The Power of Networks

The Peer 2 Peer Conference

The Power of Networks

In this conference, we will examine what's next in the socialization of finance and how platforms like Funding Circles, Transfer Wise or Zopa are democratizing the web and empowering SMEs, investors, and alternative financial players. Emerging technologies and an increasingly social consumer are democratizing access to funds and services beyond the walls of the financial institutions. With Millennials as important agents of change, new business models for crowdfunding, marketplace lending, socialized payments, and automated investing are rising to take the market share from existing traditional channels.

Key focus areas:

 

The State of the Industry: Examining the Past, Present, and Future of Fintech

 

P2P Insurance: Back to the Original Idea of the Mutual Company

 

The Online Lending Platforms - Exploration of Lender and Consumer Risks and Opportunities

 

Crowdsourcing for Investors – Critical Success Factors in Finding Investments that Have the Best Chance to Succeed

 

Payment (R)evolution - Forging Ahead, Building Communities

Leadership in Digital Conference - Day - 1 - Thursday 8 June 2017

08:00

Registration and Morning Networking

08:30

Welcome & Opening Keynotes

Preparing for the new players in the Future of Finance
The co-author of the landmark Dodd-Frank Act that put in place the structure to govern the excesses of the 2000s outlines how the same legislation will put in place the rules by which the financial services industry can tackle the future without losing sight of its calling.
Barney Frank, Chairman of the US Congress Banking Sub-Committee during the heart of the 2008 crisis and co-author of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Frontiers of Financial Technology
The recent breakthroughs by Google, Apple, Amazon and other players in making Artificial Intelligence (AI) more available on their platforms and across platforms is taking data and devices to the next level, after mobility. It bring together more insights into the data is innovation catalyst and leading expert on FinTech is exploring several major trends and technologies that are disrupting financial services today and will present his thoughts about how to stimulate regional innovation and build a supportive ecosystem that fosters start-ups
David Shrier, Founder and New Ventures, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

My Journey in the Revolution Shaping Finance
The founder of one of the world’s first peer-to-peer lending platforms more than 10 years ago built his model without any contemporary to learn from. Today he is building an integrated wealth management model with the data and intimacy he is creating with customers Tang shares his insights as a leader, giving a snapshot of the current landscape and envisaging the potential or inevitable changes, and anticipates where the opportunities lie ahead.
Tang Ning, founder and CEO, CreditEase, one of the world’s largest marketplace lender and now an increasingly powerful wealth manager with a strong network covering 255 cities across China, as well as a worldwide network covering Asia, Israel, Europe and North America.

Leadership Dialogue on “How We Are Changing the World of Finance”
The speakers will be joined by a forward looking panel to try and construct how the industry is coming together in response to the inevitable changes in the world of finance. They will discuss the key influencers and factors in driving the revolution.

Panellists include:

  • Barney Frank, Former congressman, co-author of Dodd-Frank Act
  • Tang Ning, Founder and CEO, CreditEase
  • David Shrier, Founder and New Ventures, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • R Vivekanand, VP & Co-Head, TCS Financial Solutions
Chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman & co-chaired by Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

10:30

Networking Break

11:00

The Integration of Finance and Payments into Business, Government and Society

This broad ranging session stakes out the converging forces transforming the financial sector and the implications on hard business decisions and societal values.

  • What are the driving forces behind the increasing interconnection between finance, business, society and government?
  • What are the top of the mind concerns for traditional financial institutions with more players sharing the lunch in providing financial services to society?
  • How financial technology aims to create seamless transactions and supply chain in the workings of the government, business and society?

Speakers/Panelists include:

  • With a keynote speech from Slava Solodkiy, Managing Partner, Life.SREDA
  • Cathy Lemieux, EVP, Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Suhail Amar Suresh, Group CTO, Maybank
  • Gitesh Athavale, SVP & GM, MatchMove Pay
  • Nizam Ismail, Head, Regulatory Practice, RHTLaw & Fellow, SIM University

Chaired by Richard Hartung, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

12:00

Prioritising New Operations and Business Models in an Industry Disintegrated by Technology
As the whole spectrum of financial services are adapting to digitalization and technology, we are seeing more integrating moves by the players to work together in a way that they mutually co-exist. This session looks at the big picture of what is happening in the ecosystem.

  • What are the key priorities for both traditional and alternative sectors in order to stay relevant?
  • What are some of the new business models in payments, loans, and transactions that are emerging as the future direction that the industry should be heading towards?
  • How do we ensure interoperability between the different channels and technologies used?

Speakers/Panelists include:

  • With a keynote from Slava Solodkiy, Managing Partner, Life.SREDA
  • R Vivekanand, VP & Co-Head, TCS Financial Solutions
  • Susan Wee, EVP, UOB
  • Raymond Leung, Advisor, Alliance Bank Malaysia

Chaired by Anne Weatherston, Board Director, Energy Australia

13:00

Luncheon

14:30

Imagining the Future of Work- How the Skills we Hire and the Work we Value in Financial Institutions are Changing Today, are AI and Robotics Making a Difference already?

From self-driving vehicles and semi-autonomous robots to intelligent algorithms and predictive analytic tools, machines are increasingly capable of performing a wide range of jobs that have long been human domains. Experts predicts that robots will have replaced one-third of jobs currently in existence in the developed world over the coming decade – with potentially profound implications for both workers and society as a whole. This session will also focus on how robots such as Pepper and chatbots like KAI are advanced technologies that will help humans cognitively offload transactional, daily tasks to focus more on the strategy level.

  • Omni-channel development - Knowing what your customers want before they do to keep ahead of the competition
  • Transformation opportunity – Rescale and relearn in order to innovate
  • Digital transformation in alignment with your business and strategy

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • SreeramIyer, COO, Institutional Banking, ANZ
  • Kanags Surendran, MD & Head, Digital Banking, CIMB
  • Hitesh Arora, Director Strategy and Customer Advocacy, CRMNEXT
  • Tobias Puehse, VP Digital Payments and Labs - Innovation Management, Mastercard

Chaired by Rob Findlay, SVP, Experience Design, DBS

15:30

Implications of the Next Revolution: From Mobile to the Connected Internet of Things

Mobile revolutions is nothing new. What is going to be the next revolution? How is mobile connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) and what are the implications on the way we do things. • Highlighting new payments channels - connected devices and smartphones

  • Streamlining business operations through efficient data use
  • Building a customer centric culture - benefiting from higher satisfaction rates
  • Going beyond operational cost savings- what is the business value of connected devices?

Speakers/Panelists include:

  • With a Keynote Speech from Genki Oka, CEO, Ant Financial, Japan
  • Lito Villanueva, MD, Smart Communications
  • Ron Hose, Founder and CEO, Coins.ph
  • Alvin Wong, Head of Regional Products, Samsung Pay

16:30

Networking Break

17:00

Closing Keynote

Disruption, Pricing, and Frenemies in a Digital World
Technology has always had a deep impact on financial services, but the new chapter appears to be something different, and likely to result in bigger and faster transformations. Consumer expectations and behaviors have changed, and continue to change, driving waves of rapid technological innovation. These new products, services, and delivery methods have the potential to provide significant benefits for users of all manner of financial services – from expanding access credit to increasing the speed and convenience of payments. And yet, we need to be mindful of the range of risks these new activities produce, and ensure they are appropriately managed.
Cathy Lemieux, EVP, Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Speakers/Panelists include:

  • Cathy Lemieux, EVP, Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Dr. Ron Leven, Professor (MBA) Columbia University
  • Lito Villanueva, MD, Smart Communications
  • Ron Hose, Founder and CEO, Coins.ph

Chaired by David Gyori, CEO, Banking Reports

17:30

Close of Conference Day One

Peer 2 Peer & Leadership in Digital Conference - Day - 2 - Friday 9 June 2017

08:00

Registration and Morning networking

08:30

Opening Keynotes

The State of the Industry: Collaboration and competition in the Peer 2 Peer world         
Ron is leading America's first Peer 2 Peer lending platform with more than two million members and over $4 billion in funded loans. He will take us on a discussion of the evolution of the Peer 2 Peer industry and why collaboration and diversification is so important.
Ron Suber, President, Prosper Marketplace

Successfully Harnessing Fintech to Advance Online Marketplace Lending in China and Beyond

As we are seeing an enormous emergence of new players in the alternative finance industry, having a leading edge is crucial. Soul, who leads the world's largest benchmarking Peer 2 Peer company and which won the prestigious Technology Pioneer Award at the 2011 World Economic Forum will bring us on a journey on how he took on the challenge of competing in the biggest Peer 2 Peer market in Asia and rising as one of the best

Soul Htite, Co-Founder of Lending Club, Founder and CEO, Dianrong.com

Keynote Dialogue:
Payment (R)evolution - Forging Ahead, Building Communities
Discussing which technology platforms, message standards, interoperability frameworks and business models will emerge as the leading next generation payment winners

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • Joel Yarbrough, Head,Corporate Development & Payments, Grab
  • Alvin Wong, Head of Regional Products, Samsung Pay
  • Rakesh Krishnamuti, Head of Large Enterprise Acquisition and Relationship Management, SEA, PayPal

Chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman & co-chaired by Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

10:30

Networking Break

 

The Peer 2 Peer Conference – The Power of Networks

Leadership in the Digital Economy

11:00

Panel Discussion:
Small Business Lending Via Non-Traditional Players 
Marketplace lending is an alternative source of loan origination for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who are not able to receive funding from banks. According to Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), SMEs account for over 97% of all enterprises and huge engines of growth. This discussion explores how financial institutions can tap into this segment and benefit from its growth.

  • Best practices in regulatory compliance(Pricing strategies and liquidity management)
  • Designing a convenient and reliable platform for SMEs to borrow
  • What new initiatives can market participants undertake to ensure long term sustainability?

Speakers/panellists include:

  • Tobias Fischer,Director, Corporate Development, Capital Match
  • Justin Wright, Regional Head, SEA, Beehive
  • Lawrence Yong, Founder and CEO, MoolahSense

Where Banks Fear to Tread - Providing Market Access and Credit to a Growing ASEAN Region through Non-banks and P2P Technology

  • Access: How non-banks, P2P and crowd financing platforms even out the barriers of entry to banking service
  • Overhauling credit assessment: Does the market need an alternative means of credit scoring rather than conservative banking models?
  • Tapping into excess wealth in Asia and channeling it towards unbanked sectors

Speakers/Panelists include:

  • Jinesh Patel, Partner, Dymon Asia
  • Mohammed Abas, Co-Founder, One Lyst
  • Jefferson Chen, CEO, Advanced.ia
  • Greg Krasnov, MD, Forum Capital

Chaired by Sam Ahmed, MD, Deriv Asia

12:00

Luncheon

13:30

The Business of Online Investing and the Changing Role of the Asset Managers
Crowd investing and P2P wealth management enable investors to get smart access to non-traditional financial instruments. Big players in the investment arena will share their experiences and findings in this interactive session.

  • Key factors in making crowd-investing work for you
  • Data analytics, robo-advisory and AI – will they eliminate the middlemen?
  • Shariah-compliant crowd investing – what you need to know for operating in relevant territories such as Msia/Indonesia/MEA
  • Creating digital-friendly interface that works for customers and investors

Speakers/panellists include:

  • Duncan Klein, Head of Outbound Product Management, BondIt, Hong Kong
  • Andrew Tan, CEO, Crowdplus.Asia, Malaysia
  • Umar Munshi, CEO, EthisKapital
  • Roger Crook,CEO, Capital Springboard

Chaired by David Gyori, CEO, Banking Reports

From Enterprise hosting to Cloud - Is this the Future of Banking Technology?

  • From enterprise hosting to cloud services: Will banks go lean towards a plug and pay model?
  • Why most banks are looking to move their treasury businesses to cloud by 2020.
  • Vendors disrupted: Why traditional vendors need to reinvent their models and move towards leaner and agile offerings

Speakers/Panelists include:

  • Nick Walton, Head of ASEAN, Amazon Web Services
  • Karim Chabane, Director, Collateral Services, Citi
  • ChiouHao Chan, APAC MD, Mambu

Chaired by Conor Cunningham, CEO, ACUO

14:30

The Future of Peer 2 Peer Economy:  A Shift from Innovative Disruptions to Potential Collaborations
Fintech players, who are now seen as enabler rather than as disruptors, are closely working with traditional financial institutions and merchants. There are many avenues which they can engage in cooperative competition. This collaborative trend between the different players will determine the future direction of the P2P sector and separate the winners from the losers.

  • How can the different players leverage on each other’s core strengths to achieve optimal end-value and sustainability?
  • Synergies for collaborations and partnerships in Asia
  • In what ways can players compete on a level-playing field?
  • Future directions of the Peer 2 Peer sector and new lines of product/service
  • Future-proofing – Is the current ecosystem going to sustain?

Speakers/panellists include:

  • Aditya Menon, MD, Global Digital Strategy, Citigroup, India
  • Mark Makdad, Co-Founder, Moneytree, Japan
  • Sonal Bengani, Cofounder, Monexo, HongKong/India

Cryptocurrency or Digitalized Assets on Blockchain- How are Banks and Authorities Reacting in Asia?

  • Are crypto currencies making a comeback?
  • Are financial institutions in Asia ready to use Blockchain: Where is the lowest hanging fruit?
  • Blockchain and existing infrastructures: What happens to custodians after blockchain is implemented?

Speakers/Panelists include:

  • Mike Kayamori, CEO, Quoine Corporation
  • Marcelo Garcia Casil, CEO, DX Markets
  • Ganesh Iyer, SVP, Product Development, HSBC Securities Services
  • John Bailon, CEO, Satoshi Citadel Industries, Philippines
  • R Vivekanand, VP & Co-Head, TCS Financial Solutions

Chaired by Thomas McMahon, CEO, Pan Asia Clearing Enterprise

15:30

Networking Break

16:00

Closing Re-Imagination Session
Reimagining the future of money

Based on all that has been discussed in this Summit, Emmanuel Daniel and Gordian Gaeta will lead the entire conference in re-imagining what the successful financial institution should look like. A session not to be missed

Imagination Panel:

  • Kapil Jain, co-founder, Stanford University Advanced Fintech Lab
  • Janos Barberis, Founder, SuperCharger and FinTech Hong-Kong, Co-editor of the FinTech and RegTech Book

Chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman & co-chaired by Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

17:00

End of conference

FutureWealth Asia- Friday 9 June 2017

09:00

Registration and Morning Networking

10:00

Opening Rapid Fire Chat

“High Net Worth” in the 21st Century: Wealth is not only about being rich”
With Asia’s growing number of high net worth individuals, it is an important time to learn how to utilise available products and opportunities to help achieve sustainable returns. In this opening session, we talk to experts with proven experience who has built his own wealth to give us an idea of the new asset classes that are becoming increasingly popular and how to think about them in addition to traditional assets like property and equities.

  • Discussing challenges faced by retail and High Net Worth Individuals in investing
  • Sharing investment opportunities for different asset classes
  • Structuring a sustainable portfolio for uncertain times

A conversation with Sam Phoen, an experienced institutional and personal investor who has worked for banks as well as the GIC author of High Net Worth Investing and other experienced investors.

Moderated by:

  • Noor Quek, One of Singapore’s Pioneering Wealth Management Professionals
  • Joe Augustin, Famous Radio Personality and Business Moderator

 

Lucky Draw #1 – Apple Watch prize

11:00

TABx: Active Management versus indexed funds, is cheaper better?

As more and more investment companies promote indexed funds, what is the value to the customer? We put together a panel representing both sides of the arguments so that you can decide whether indexed investment funds are worth the savings on fees or whether it is still better to invest in funds managed professionally.

We ask fund managers with differing views to present their case and for you to decide which approach is better for you, and at what cost?

Panellists include:

  • Eric Chua, Managing Director, Asian Wealth Community
  • Richard Cayne, CEO, Wealth Asia Group
  • Laurent Lequeu, Equity Fund Manager, RHB Asset Management

Moderator:

  • Mathew Welch, highly experienced senior executive specialized in Asian financial markets
  • Joe Augustin, Famous Radio Personality and Business Moderator

Brainstorm: How we look for and fund the business ideas that have the best chance to succeed
Asia has a distinctly differentiated investment landscape and climate from other economic hot spots like Silicon Valley and London. We break down the critical success factors of the winners that have caught the eye of the investor community.

We put together three astute investors who are in the business of identifying winning business ideas and companies to give us an insight on how they select winners.

Panellists/Speakers include:

  • Slava Solodkiy, Managing Partner, Life.SREDA
  • Markus Gnirck, Co-Founder & Managing Director, tryb Capital
  • Max Kantelia, Managing Partner, McLaren

Moderator:

  • Noor Quek, One of Singapore’s Pioneering Wealth Management Professionals

12:00

Lunch Exhibition Break – Light Lunch

12:30

Ideas: Crowdfunding as an alternative way to raise capital for business ideas. What should investor and entrepreneurs look for?

We talk to heads of funding platforms and ask them what the people who invest through their sites look for, and how they evaluate potential business ideas. Also how should entrepreneurs sell their ideas on these new platforms?

Panellists/Speakers include:

  • Nicola Castelnuovo, Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer, Crowdo
  • Khai Lin Chua, Co-founder and CFO, Fundnel
  • Alice Chen, Co-founder and General Counsel, InvestaCrowd

Moderator:

  • Joe Augustin, Public Speaking & Presentation Coach

Ideas: The Risk of Borrowing and Lending Money Between Strangers on the Internet

We talk to founders of new lending sites, to understand better how their business models work and how their risk management platforms work behind the scene and who gets to borrow and what the returns are for those who lend through these sites.

Panellists/speakers include:

  • Nikhilesh Goel,  Chief Operating Officer, Validus Capital
  • Kelvin Teo, Co-founder and Director, Funding Societies
  • Lawrence Yong, Founder and CEO, MoolahSense

Moderator:

  • Mathew Welch, highly experienced senior executive specialized in Asian financial markets
 

Lucky Draw #2 – Samsung S8 Prize

13:30

The World of Bitcoin and Crypto-currency - On the Edge of a Cliff?
While bitcoin’s price has been reaching new highs, having surpassed the price of gold, its trading volatility has also been high. Its market momentum has been recently slowed by a number of factors including exchange regulation rejection and new fees.

Industry influencers will give us an idea of all the new things that we can do with crypto-currencies including paying for goods and services as well as investing.


Panellists/speakers include:

  • Aurelien Menant, Founder and CEO, Gatecoin
  • Derek Wong, Director and Co-Founder, Aquifer Institute
  • Seamus Donoghue, Director, Lykke Corp

Moderator:

  • Joe Augustin, Famous Radio Personality and Business Moderator

Robo-Advisors – “Does it really make me smarter than I would otherwise be in making the correct investments?”
With robo-advisors making wealth management more accessible to the general public, find what type of product is most suitable to you.

We speak to industry leaders on how the individual investor should use robo-advisors as a tool rather than a panacea to find all sorts of investment decisions.

Panellists/speakers include:

  • Ned Phillips, Founder and CEO, Bambu
  • Charlie O’Flaherty, Partner and Head of Digital Strategy and Distribution, Crossbridge Capital
  • Julien Le Noble, Co-Founder, Smartfolios

Moderator:

  • Chandrima Das, Co-founder, Bento: 1st B2B and B2C Robo advisor in Asia

14:30

Spotlight: Real Estate Disrupted: The Information We have in Making the Right Decisions

Even in traditional property investments, there have been information that investors wished they had in order to be able to make informed choices. Investment professionals show how new platforms help property investors to identify and build their property platforms wisely.

Panellists/Speakers:

  • Zhang Peng, Head of CreditEase Singapore, Managing Partner of Global Real Estate FOF
  • Alexander Knight, International property and media professional, Lead Galaxy
  • Julian Kwan, founder, CEO and CIO of InvestaCrowd

Moderator:

  • Noor Quek, One of Singapore’s Pioneering Wealth Management Professionals

15:00

Up Close and Personal: My financial journey – will this be yours?

An in-depth and personal interview between Joe Augustine, Noor Quek and Anna Vanessa Haotanto on her vision in building a business, her experiences in looking for investors, how she managed her personal wealth through the ups and downs and her opinion on the areas in the future of money that she is excited about.

Speaker:

  • Anna Vanessa Haotanto, Chief Executive Officer, The New Savvy

Moderated by:

  • Noor Quek, One of Singapore’s Pioneering Wealth Management Professionals
  • Joe Augustin, Famous Radio Personality and Business Moderator
 

Grand Lucky Draw- Omega Watch Prize Giveaway

16:00

Close of the FutureWealth Asia

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  SPEAKERS

  Moderators

Agenda & Speaking Opportunities:

Hafezah Saleh

hsaleh@theasianbanker.com

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