Dates Set For 2017

Asia EQD will take place Oct 19-20, 2017 for our second year at the MGM Macau.

Building on the success of our first event in October 2017, we will draw together more of the top thinkers in alternative risk premia, equity and cross-asset and equity volatility.

The finely-tuned, in-depth agenda will attract the best portfolio managers, asset allocators, banks and market makers from the region and globally.

We are now working on the agenda and sponsorships for 2017.

Contact co-founders Rob McGlinchey or Peter Thompson for details.

Agenda 2016

Day One – Oct 11

11:00am: Welcome & Introduction

Peter Thompson, EQDerivatives, president and co-founder

11:15am: Liberalising China's Financial Systems

Professor Terence Chong, Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economics and Finance, Hong Kong

12:00pm: Two-Track, Two-Speed Growth: New China vs. Old China | Markets In Wonderland

Guillaume Derville, head of equity & derivatives strategy, BNP Paribas, Hong Kong

12:45pm: Networking Lunch

At the Rossio, Level 1 off the Grandé Praça

1:45pm: Exchange Product Update: Singapore Exchange

Michael Syn, executive v.p. and head of derivatives, SGX

2:00pm: Approaches To Harvesting Risk Premia

Yoram Layani, BNP Paribas

Lea Vaisalo, senior portfolio manager, PKA

Gus Dhothar, head of Asia portfolio management & trading, Goldman Sachs, Equity Solutions Group - Investment Management Division

Tanuj Dutt, portfolio manager, Nikko Asset Management

3:00pm: Coffee Break

Grand Ballroom I & II (Level 1)

3:30pm: Japan: Navigating Abenomics, Negative Rates & Uridashis

Oleg Lugovkin, portfolio manager, Argentiere Capital AG, Zug, Switzerland

Michael Sloyer, executive director, Goldman Sachs, Tokyo

4:30pm: International Vol Perspectives

Remy Ripoll, Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong

Neale Jackson, portfolio manager, 36 South Capital Advisors, London

Jamie Cassidy, head of index options Europe, Susquehanna International Group, Dublin

Pierre de Saab, partner, Dominice & Co., Geneva

Marc Perrigault, portfolio manager, Schroders, London

6:00pm: Cocktail Reception @ The Vista

Mingle with speakers and fellow attendees over hot & cold canapes, a Pata Negra ham carving station, sweets, beer and Portuguese wine

Day Two – Oct 12

7.15am - Networking breakfast

8:30am: Economist Address

Klaus Baader, head of research for Asia and chief economist for Asia Pacific, Societe Generale, Hong Kong

9:15am: The Changing Face Of The APAC Derivatives Markets

Bill Sarran, Distribution & Relationship Manager, Asian Derivatives, Optiver, Sydney

9:45am AEJ Developed Markets: Trading in Korea and Taiwan

Govert Heijboer, co-cio, True Partner Fund

10:15am Coffee Break

10:45am: Exchange Product Update: CME Group

Tim McCourt, managing director and global head of equity products, New York

11:00am: Drivers & Dislocations In Fixed Income & FX In APAC

Andrew Scott, head of flow strategy & solutions, APAC, Societe Generale, Hong Kong

Daniel Scinto, portfolio manager, BFAM Partners, Hong Kong

11:45am: The Portfolio Manager View: Macro & Cross Asset Vol Perspectives In China & Japan

Filip Siekierczak, director in equity derivatives sales, Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong

Liam Stevenson, portfolio manager, CITIC Securities, Hong Kong

Paul Yoo, senior portfolio manager, MAPS Capital Management, Hong Kong

John Asher, portfolio manager, Pine River Capital Management, Hong Kong

Sohit Khurana, co-chief investment officer & co-founder, Maso Capital

12.45am: Conference concluded

Registration & Accommodation

For questions on registration, please contact Dennis Kesolitz at

Discounted MGM Macau accommodation will be available when registration opens.

Times & Dates

The event will run Thursday Oct. 19, 9am through Friday Oct. 20, 5pm.

Asia EQD 2016 Sponsors:


Platinum Lead Sponsors


Program Sponsors