About The Event

The Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) and Bloomberg are jointly hosting the IMAS-Bloomberg Investment Conference 2019 and will convene thought leaders and leading industry experts to discuss top issues affecting the future of investment management industry.

The Investment Management industry is undergoing an exciting time of transformation. The realities of Digital Disruption, new demands for Sustainable Investing and the rise of Alternatives are reshaping the way investors want to engage. How are these realities forcing change to traditional business models? How should the industry react and respond? What can we do to navigate these challenges and leverage the opportunities? Our distinguished speakers at the 2019 Conference will examine likely scenarios and share their insights on how the future of asset management will look like.

Aligned with the conference theme “Reimagining Tomorrow”, the IMAS Digital Accelerator Programme (DAP) will showcase Fintech solutions to business challenges faced within the asset management industry. The DAP will culminate in a PitchFest on conference day, where up to 10 shortlisted teams will present their solutions to targeted problem statements contributed by the asset management industry. More information about the DAP can be found here.

WHERE

Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore

WHEN
Thursday, 9 May 2019
8:15am – 6:00pm


U.S. China and the Geopolitics of Markets

US-China relations are at an inflexion point – the outcomes of which will impact global economies, the stock market and investors’ market risk assessment. How will the geopolitical landscape evolve this year? What will investors need to consider in this new world order, where multi-lateral trade, globalisation and collective actions are no longer status quo?


Digital Realities for Asset Management

The buy-side industry is undergoing a digital transformation due to cost and regulatory pressures. How is technology changing the buy-side industry? And how are leading asset managers embracing new technologies to enable greater operational efficiencies and enhanced automation?


The Unicorn and The Investor

What’s the next big investment trend that we need to reimagine? We speak to one of Asia’s most sought-after investors and one of the region’s most exciting companies about investment principles and the disruptive trends and technologies of tomorrow.


Asset Owners and Alternatives

A constantly changing environment has led institutions to find ways to future-proof their investments. If traditional financial models can no longer be relied upon for long-term investing, can illiquid alternatives help diversify and add value to meet such needs in the future? What roles can alternatives like infrastructure debt, project finance and private funding help in future asset allocation?


Countdown to Conference Day!

Conference Programme

DISCLAIMER: Conference organisers hold the right to change the programme segments and speakers without notice.
  • 9 May



  • Speaker:
    Susan Soh, Chairman, Investment Management Association of Singapore

  • Guest-of-Honour:
    Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education, Singapore & Board Member, Monetary Authority of Singapore

  • Digital transformation requires new ways of working and solving problems. In this "LIVE" hackathon segment, Design Engineers will work throughout the day to solve a crowd-sourced problem and showcase their solution at the close of the conference day.
    Speaker:
    Marco Maimone, Chief Technologist, South East Asia Consulting Experience Centre, PwC Singapore


  • US-China relations are at an inflexion point - the outcomes of which will impact global economies, the stock market and investors’ market risk assessment. How will the geopolitical landscape evolve this year? What will investors need to consider in this new world order, where multi-lateral trade, globalisation and collective actions are no longer status quo?
    Panellists:
    Curtis Chin, Milken Institute Asia Fellow & Former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank
    Kirk Wagar, Co-Chair, Mercury LLC & Former US Ambassador to Singapore
    Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce, Senior Economist, Global Geopolitical Strategist, Standard Chartered Bank

  • The buy-side industry is undergoing a digital transformation due to cost and regulatory pressures. How is technology changing the buy-side industry? And how are leading asset managers embracing new technologies to enable greater operational efficiencies and enhanced automation?
    Moderator:
    Mark Wightman, Partner, Wealth & Asset Management ASEAN Leader & APAC Advisory Leader, EY
    Panellists:
    Hans Brown, Head of International Technology, APAC & Latin America, BNY Mellon
    Nick Hungerford, Founder, Nutmeg & Partner, Portag3
    Philippe Tassin, Head of Asset Managers Client Line, Asia-Pacific, BNP Paribas Securities Services
    Sanjeev Malik, Managing Director, APAC Head of Technology & Operations, BlackRock

  • Witness how the asset management world of tomorrow will be transformed as 10 shortlisted Fintechs pitch their solutions to industry challenges identified as part of the Digital Accelerator Programme.

  • Mizuno-san will share his views on what it takes to be a cross-generational investor, the future of ESG investing and how Asia’s buy-side leaders can play a role in ESG integration. He will also discuss how he galvanized a public-private partnership for Japan to play a leading role in ESG, and his involvement in the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures and Climate Finance Leadership Initiative.
    Speaker:
    Hiro Mizuno, Executive Managing Director & CIO, Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan

  • The motion of the debate: “ESG has taken the world by storm and is now accepted as a serious investment trend and not a passing fad. Asia is poised to lead this sustainable revolution and leapfrog the world in ESG investing by 2020.”
    Debaters:
    Adrie Heinsbroek, Head of Responsible Investment, NN Investment Partners
    Anil Sinha, Global Liaison, South Asia, The Global Impact Investing Network
    Jeanne Stampe, Head, Asia Sustainable Finance, WWF Singapore
    Madhu Gayer, Head of Investment Analytics & Sustainability, APAC BNP Paribas Securities Services


  • What’s the next big investment trend that we need to reimagine? We speak to one of Asia’s most sought-after investors and one of the region’s most exciting companies about investment principles and the disruptive trends and technologies of tomorrow.
    Panellists:
    Jeff Paine, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
    Dr. Jun Wu, Founder & Chairman, Cenova Capital
    Teddy Oetomo, Chief Strategy Officer, Bukalapak

  • A constantly changing environment has led institutions to find ways to future-proof their investments. If traditional financial models can no longer be relied upon for long-term investing, can illiquid alternatives help diversify and add value to meet such needs in the future? What roles can alternatives like infrastructure debt, project finance and private funding help in future asset allocation?
    Panellists:
    Jayne Bok, Head of Investments, Asia, Towers Watson Investment Services HK Limited
    Kevin Bong, Deputy Director, Economics & Investment Strategy, Government Investment Corporation, Singapore
    Leong Wai Leng, Managing Director, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
    Dr. Man Juttijudata, Assistant Secretary General, Government Pension Fund, Thailand


  • Speakers:
    Eleanor Seet, President & Director, Nikko AM Asia Limited
    Maggie Ng, Head of Sales, ASEAN, Bloomberg LP

Guest-of-Honour

Ong Ye Kung

Ong Ye Kung

Minister for Education, Singapore & Board Member, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Our Speakers

Adrie Heinsbroek

Adrie Heinsbroek

Head of Responsible Investment, NN Investment Partners
Anil Sinha

Anil Sinha

Global Liaison, South Asia, The Global Impact Investing Network
Curtis Chin

Curtis Chin

Milken Institute Asia Fellow & Former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank
Eleanor Seet

Eleanor Seet

President & Director, Nikko AM Asia Limited

Hans Brown

Hans Brown

Head of International Technology, APAC & Latin America, BNY Mellon
Hiro Mizuno

Hiro Mizuno

Executive Managing Director & CIO, Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan
Jayne Bok

Jayne Bok

Head of Investments, Asia, Towers Watson Investment Services HK Limited
Jeanne Stampe

Jeanne Stampe

Head, Asia Sustainable Finance, WWF Singapore

Jeff Paine

Jeff Paine

Co-founder & Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Dr. Jun Wu

Dr. Jun Wu

Founder & Chairman, Cenova Capital
Kevin Bong

Kevin Bong

Deputy Director, Economics & Investment Strategy, Government Investment Corporation, Singapore
Kirk Wagar

Kirk Wagar

Co-Chair, Mercury LLC & Former US Ambassador to Singapore

Leong Wai Leng

Leong Wai Leng

Managing Director, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Madhu Gayer

Madhu Gayer

Head of Investment Analytics & Sustainability, APAC BNP Paribas Securities Services
Maggie Ng

Maggie Ng

Head of Sales, ASEAN, Bloomberg LP
Marco Maimone

Marco Maimone

Chief Technologist, South East Asia Consulting Experience Centre, PwC Singapore

Mark Wightman

Mark Wightman

Partner, Wealth & Asset Management ASEAN Leader & APAC Advisory Leader, EY
Dr. Man Juttijudata

Dr. Man Juttijudata

Assistant Secretary General, Government Pension Fund, Thailand
Nick Hungerford

Nick Hungerford

Founder, Nutmeg & Partner, Portag3
Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce

Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce

Senior Economist, Global Geopolitical Strategist, Standard Chartered Bank

Philippe Tassin

Philippe Tassin

Head of Asset Managers Client Line, Asia-Pacific, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Sanjeev Malik

Sanjeev Malik

Managing Director, APAC Head of Technology & Operations, BlackRock
Susan Soh

Susan Soh

Chairman, Investment Management Association of Singapore
Teddy Oetomo

Teddy Oetomo

Chief Strategy Officer, Bukalapak

Location

Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre

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