MiFID II: The First Two Months and What Remains for 2018

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MiFID II: The First Two Months and What Remains for 2018

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Launched in January, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) introduced sweeping new rules which have already changed the way banks, investment firms and financial markets operate.

Two months on, a panel of buy-side, sell-side, and vendor companies will share their views on MiFID II’s initial impact to market activities; key operational challenges companies are facing; how this will transform research production and consumption across the Financial Services industry; and the top priorities for Q1 on where MiFID II will take us the remainder of this year and beyond.


About the speakers

Winnie Pun is a member of the Asia-Pacific Executive Committee and was Head of the Asia ex-Japan Institutional Business from July 2005 to March 2016. Before joining BlackRock in 2005, Ms. Pun was the Director of Investments at State Street Global Advisors Asia Limited. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing the passive and quantitative active equities strategies in the Asian markets and was involved in exchange traded funds product development. From 1998 to 2001 she was Head of Disposal and Research at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), responsible for the domestic equities investment portfolio of the Hong Kong Exchange Fund. Before joining the HKMA, she spent five years as the Director of Research and Senior Portfolio Manager at Credit Agricole (formerly Indosuez) Asset Management Asia Ltd. Ms. Pun also spent three years as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Standard Chartered Equitor Asset Management Ltd. She began her career in 1986 in the audit division of Arthur Andersen in Australia. Ms. Pun is a Chartered Accountant and earned a BComm degree in accounting and economics from the University of Melbourne in 1984.


Marie Gervacio has 18 years of advisory and audit experience in Financial Services, specialising in Regulatory, Compliance, and Governance. She has been based in Hong Kong since 2004, serving clients in Greater China and across Asia-Pacific; prior to that, she serviced the asset management industry in Boston.  She focuses on regulatory-driven change resulting from requirements with global reach, as well as Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) requirements in Hong Kong. Marie currently serves as EY’s Asia-Pacific MiFID II Leader, and is also the Financial Services Internal Audit Leader for HK.  She is a frequent speaker on risk and compliance themes, including Internal Audit, MiFID II, Risk Culture, and FATCA/CRS. She is also a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (Massachusetts) and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Hong Kong.

As Head of Market Development for Enterprise and FX (Pacific) at Thomson Reuters, Arun Prasad is responsible for business development in a dynamic market for the wide range of content and trading capabilities on the Thomson Reuters platform. Arun has over 20 years of broad management experience in sell side across trading systems, algorithmic trading, market risk and middle office processing for Equities/Fixed Income and Derivatives. Arun started his financial career at Deutsche Bank in Japan, building market risk models across asset classes. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Arun was based in Hong Kong and served as the Head for Electronic Trading Connectivity for Asia-Pacific at Deutsche Bank. 



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MiFID II: The First Two Months and What Remains for 2018

Fri, March 02, 2018
08:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Liz Ross, Executive Director, Technology & Information Risk, Morgan Stanley


Winnie Pun, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific Head of Public Policy, Blackrock


Arun Prasad, Market Development Manager - Enterprise & FX, Thomson Reuters


Marie Gervacio, Executive Director, APAC MiFID II Leader, EY

Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central. Hosted by Andrew Seaton
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Yammie Yuen
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