Wednesday, 5 March
0900 – 0930
Welcoming Remarks and Associations Update
Welcome to the conference and update on the joint activities of both associations during the past year will be given.
Martin Corrall, Director, Citi and Conference Co-Chair, Hong Kong
Jason Strofs, Managing Director, Blackrock, San Francisco
Tokyo Welcoming Remarks
0930 – 1030
The Future of Securities Finance in the Asia/Pacific Region
Senior business leaders’ share their insight on how markets continue to evolve globally and in the complex Asia/Pacific region.
Coffee Break with Exhibitors
1100 – 1200
Tomo Kinoshita, Chief Economist, Nomura, Tokyo
1200 – 1300
Securities Lending and Borrowing in the Japanese Market
Debate will revolve around regulatory structural changes such as short selling, pension fund scheme and the potential impact to short volume. Lendable supply from domestic beneficiaries and hedge fund positioning in the Japanese market will also be discussed.
1300 – 1430
1430 – 1315
Regional Fixed Income Lending and Repo Trading Outlook
Panelists will discuss the varying regional issues including repo and securities lending capabilities that are being pushed together in the region on the client side. What this means to the market including the availability of fixed income instruments in the region will be debated.
Collateral Leaders Panel
Recent and impending regulatory changes in addition to central bank intervention in various markets have raised concerns with regard to collateral availability and eligibility. What are the impacts and what can market participants do about it, i.e. demand for transformation? How can clients optimize the utilization of their collateral better?
Business Program Adjourns for the day
1800 – 2000