Past Sessions

The Asian Banker aims to promote the development of the finance industry in Asia by bringing together interested players to examine and discuss the most critical issues of the moment, without having to take time out from their crowded schedule or leave the comfort of their own desks!!

View a list of our past teleconsultations below-

01 January 1970

"The new Pearl River Delta as an accidental financial center"
Emmanuel Daniel, in a speech to the Guangzhou Academy of Social Sciences(GZASS) and the Guangzhou Urban Strategy Institute(GZUSI) on 18 November 2018 said that the railway and road infrastructure that brings Pearl River Delta together is like bringing New York and San Francisco together. He spoke of the 4 areas of people, information, capital and trade to make the megalopolis a success. He also outlined how there was a potential for a deeper financial market which is not based on Hong Kong's capital market alone, but on deeper liquidity serving small businesses. Also that some of the opportunities come almost by accident. He encouraged Guangdong to embrace diversity and capture the imagination of the world in making the belt and road initiative a success.
01 January 1970

Ripple’s Treacher: “The banking world’s kind of lost pace with the rest of commerce and society which is moving onto a much more real-time globally-connected environment”
Marcus Treacher, Senior Vice President of Customer Success at Ripple, discusses challenges in expediting payment processes from a clarity, visibility, and reliability perspective and talks about Ripple’s solutions focused on the open internet model.
01 January 1970

ANZ’s Vasic and Huse: “Corporates who historically may have used one of the ‘globals’, now also need a strong local bank for support”
ANZ’s Vasic and Huse speak about the greater transactional business needs of Australian clients expanding into Asia and also discuss the shake up the payments landscape in Australia, once open banking legislation comes into play in 2019
01 January 1970

Wikipedia's Wales: "Build a community around your institution"
Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales, in his interview with Emmanuel Daniel, spoke on the importance of collaboration between the institution and the market. He highlights that institutions must think beyond selling a product, and must instead pursue, building a community that believes in your capabilities.This interview was in preparation for The Future of Finance Summit 2019, where Wales will be a keynote speaker on 30 May 2019.
01 January 1970

Mark Walker and Chris Langlois publish The Fintech Power 50
Emmanuel Daniel speaks to Mark Walker and Christophe Langlois co-founders of The Fintech Power 50 list of top fintech companies that was just published
01 January 1970

SmartStream’s Kilcoyne: "If you think that compliance is expensive, have you tried non-compliance?"
Vincent Kilcoyne, EVP and Head for Product Management at SmartStream sees multiple challenges from Basel Committee on Banking Supervision 248 (BCBS 248) and other regulations as rising interest rates continue impacting intra-day liquidity and cash positions of banks.
01 January 1970

"Bronze in the Digital Age"
Emmanuel Daniel, chairman of the Asian Banker, in his keynote address at the Association of Corporate Treasurers Singapore Treasury Forum 2018 on 20 September, compared the critical junctures in the evolution of civilisation that transformed human societies through what are described as the tribal, institutional, market and network phases. In the coming network phase, he argued that corporations with the ability to connect and be open, externalise - leverage external data, personalise and deliver differentiation will survive the transition.
01 January 1970

Tratok's Altajir: "A long overdue service for travel and tourism"
Mohammed Altajir, co-founder of Tratok Project, a blockchain enabled global travel rewards programme discusses the pit-falls in the current business model and how the start-up will deliver greater transparency, interoperability and value to industry players, big and small
01 January 1970

Bank Negara Malaysia's ex-governor: Preserving the values that uphold trust and confidence in the financial system
Under Zeti Akhtar Aziz’s leadership, Bank Negara Malaysia has reinforced itself as an independent and respected regulatory authority, putting in place significant measures to ensure the stability of the country’s financial institutions. Her achievements have set a high-water mark for all leaders who will be put in a similar position of trust around the world.
01 January 1970

“We share banks’ transactional capabilities through our APIs so others can create fantastic products”: Railsbank’s van Leeuwan
Brad van Leeuwen, head of partnerships of fintech Railsbank, explains its business model and growth plan to Emmanuel Daniel, chairman of the Asian Banker
01 January 1970

BLOM Bank’s Chahwan: “ I am a real salesperson”
Emmanuel Daniel, chairman of the Asian Banker, discusses key issues impacting institutions' digitalisation journey and what it takes to be successful in their digital transformation at the Annual Heads of Retail Finance Dialogue 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
01 January 1970

"Mapping your digital journey"
Emmanuel Daniel, chairman of the Asian Banker, discusses key issues impacting institutions' digitalisation journey and what it takes to be successful in their digital transformation at the Annual Heads of Retail Finance Dialogue 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
01 January 1970

Tim Berners-Lee on the future of finance
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, traced the evolution of the Web that he created. How its existence as a free and open platform has been commandeered by big tech companies and businesses whose interest are misaligned with online users, especially in the use of their personal data. He also highlighted new financial services regulations and standards such as PSD 2 and Open Banking as positive examples of protecting data ownership and privacy. In a follow up dialogue with Emmanuel Daniel, chairman, and Gordian Gaeta, international resource director, of the Asian Banker, he discussed initiatives such as SOLID (Social Linked Data) aimed at radically changing the way Web applications work today, and how they ensure true data ownership and improve privacy
01 January 1970

"Be angry, be hungry, for good"
Emmanuel Daniel, chairman, The Asian Banker, outlines the profiles of several digital entrepreneurs to remind bankers the skill, talent and passion they are up against in transforming our world today. He gave this speech at the International Excellence in Retail Finance Awards Dinner 2018.
01 January 1970

Seguru’s Echemendia: “Blockchain is definitely helping us evolve”
Ralph Echemendia, a world-renowned cybersecurity specialist, who is known as “The Ethical Hacker”, and chief executive officer of security firm Seguru, shares his views on the evolving blockchain technology landscape and the future of hacking and identity.
01 January 1970

TransferWise’s Kaarmann: "Banks haven't really treated their users transparently"
Kristo Kaarmann, co-founder and chief executive officer of TransferWise, a UK-based peer-to-peer money transfer service company, shares his entrepreneurial vision in establishing the company, its business model, and how it works to achieve zero fees.
01 January 1970

Kakao Bank's Yun: “Someday we’ll move overseas”
Daniel Hoyoung Yun, chief executive officer of South Korea’s Kakao Bank, shares a background on the development of the internet-only bank, its recent achievements, and future plans.
01 January 1970

Lendio’s Blake: “We want the awareness of Lendio to continue to expand”
Brock Blake, co-founder and chief executive officer of Lendio, discusses the nature of the company, the products it offers, as well its future plans.
01 January 1970

Dash’s Taylor: “Despite their volatility, cryptocurrencies offer real value”
Ryan Taylor, chief executive officer, Dash, discusses the position of the company in the industry today, its differences to other crypto currencies, and its future plans.
01 January 1970

BitSpread's Jeanson: “This is a fantastic opportunity for governments to use blockchain”
Cedric Jeanson, chief executive officer and founder of BitSpread, a blockchain asset hedgefund, discusses the company’s investment strategy, how the valuation of bitcoin has been affecting the business, and his views on initial coin offerings and regulations of cryptocurrencies.