Enabling growth thru FinTech.

Increasing value and business opportunities in financial services through technology

Date: 14 September
Venue: Pan Pacific, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
Timing: 12:30 – 17:30

12:30 – 13:15

Registration and welcome lunch buffet

13.15 – 13:30

Jennifer Hansen, Head of Institutional Business, Saxo Markets

13.30 – 14.15

How Fintechs are open sourcing Financial Services

Apps, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Application Program Interfaces (APIs) combine with Cloud, Mobile, Blockchain and Machine Learning to create a whole new world of value exchange. Using these technologies, Fintech start-ups are building an Internet of Value and an Internet of Trust to support the Internet of Things. What are incumbent institutions doing to respond or, more fundamentally, are they even capable of responding? To see how the new landscape of finance and value exchange will change in the next decade, Chris Skinner will provide a deep dive insight into how the future financial world will look.

Chris Skinner, Chairman of the Financial Services Club

14.15 – 15.35

Helping firms digitise access to global markets thru innovative trading technology
Many innovative banks and wealth managers are beginning to embrace innovation in financial technology to future-proof their business. In this panel we focus on the rise of the robo-advisor and the opportunity to preserve existing clients and capture new clients through WealthTech and the launch of fresh user experiences on an OpenAPI architecture.

OpenAPI and OpenBank - facilitating authentic and unique client experiences through collaboration
Benny Johansen, Head of OpenAPI, Saxo Bank Group

Case study. True Wealth, Switzerland's first Online Wealth Manager
Felix Niederer, Founder & CEO

Panel discussion: how companies use technology to develop new user experiences and transform business

Moderator: Bernard Lunn, Founding Partner of Daily Fintech Advisers Ltd

  • Felix Niederer, Founder & CEO, True Wealth. True Wealth built an automated investment solution, uncompromisingly cost efficient.

  • Scott Schuberg, CEO, Rivkin. The Saxo API allowed Rivkin to create a simplified, bespoke trading experience that complements the lifestyles of its clients.

  • Julien Le Noble, Co-founder Smartfolios. Smartfolio's algorithm-powered engine enables users to build, customise and rebalance stocks portfolios in a simple, transparent and affordable way.

  • Ned Phillips, Founder and CEO, Bambu. Bambu designs and develops robo-advisory platforms for both finance and consumer brands

15.35 – 16.10

Coffee break

16.10 - 16.40

Digitalisation of fixed income
Demonstrating our commitment to democratise trading and make markets more efficient through innovation, Saxo releases a fully digitalised value chain with global connectivity.

Simon Fasdal, Head of Fixed Income Trading, Saxo Bank Group

16.40 – 17.00

Where’s the puck heading next? Perspectives on where the digital wealth industry is heading next.
Key market trends and drivers. What are clients looking for. Opportunities and threats facing banks, wealth managers and new players alike.

Bernard Lunn, Daily Financial Advisors, Switzerland

17.00 – 17.15

Round up
Adam Reynolds, Executive Vice President, CEO Asia Pacific, Saxo Markets

Conference ends


Transfer to Jaguar location by bus

Co-partnered with Jaguar/ Land Rover, Saxo Markets’ guests are invited to wind down or resume conversations over drinks at the Jaguar showroom, located at 45 Leng Kee Road (near Alexandra Rd). Romain Grosjean, F1 driver of the Haas Team, joins in the evening which also promises a bit of fun for the race enthusiasts in our simulator competition.

And why not take the opportunity to test drive the new Jaguar and Land Rover cars? For this event, Jaguar/ Land Rover are offering Saxo Markets’ guests * test drives and an exclusive sneak peek (and promotional offer) of selected cars under its marquee. Register for a test drive here.

* Guests who register for test drives cannot be served alcoholic beverages prior to their allocated drive time.


End of event


Conference Speakers

Jennifer Hansen

Head of Institutional Business, Saxo Markets

Jennifer Hansen has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, specifically asset management. Prior to Saxo, she was Global Head of Product Management for the fixed income business of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Jennifer also held a number of institutional sales roles at Credit Suisse Asset Management in New York, London and Zurich.

Jennifer holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Bucknell University, Pennsylvania.


Simon Fasdal

Head of Fixed Income Trading, Saxo Bank Group

Simon Fasdal joined Saxo in 2011 and is responsible for Fixed Income Products. He has more than 18 years experience from financial markets, especially fixed income trading and sales, focusing on the synergies between financial products. Prior to Saxo, Simon was head of bond trading at Nykredit. He also held positions within FX, treasury, money markets and asset management, developing multi-role and multi-product market teams.

Simon has a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Finance) from Copenhagen Business School and is certified in advanced trading strategies and international financial management and hedging.


Benny Boye Johansen

Head of Open API, Saxo Bank Group

Benny Boye Johansen has been with Saxo Bank since 2004 in various roles. He has over twenty years of experience in all areas of software development in the role of contributor, architect, project manager, department manager, enterprise architect or product manager. Before joining Saxo Bank, Benny spent 10 years in Silicon Valley as a Vice President of Software Engineering for GN Resound, a Vice President of Software Engineering in a start-up, and as an independent consultant.

Benny has BSc in Computer Science from DTU and an Executive MBA from Copenhagen Business School.


Adam Reynolds

CEO APAC, Saxo Markets

Adam Reynolds joined Saxo in 2014 and is responsible APAC. Adam has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial markets as a macro trader and manager of financial markets trading, sales and portfolio management teams. Prior to Saxo, he was Asia CEO for The Cambridge Strategy Asset Management. Adam was also a Managing Director at both Merrill Lynch and Societe Generale. Adam has an MSc in. Finance from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Singapore Institute of Directors.


Chris Skinner

Chairman of the Financial Services Club

Chris Skinner is known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and FinTech through his blog, the, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank and its new sequel ValueWeb. In his day job, he is Chair of the European networking forum: the Financial Services Club. He is on the Advisory Boards of many companies including Innovate Finance, Moven and Meniga, and has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), one of the Top 5 most influential people on BankInfoSecurity’s list of information security leaders, as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News.


Bernard Lunn

Founding Partner of Daily Fintech Advisers Ltd

Bernard is a serial entrepreneur, senior executive, adviser and a strategic dealmaker. He worked in Fintech before it was called that with start-ups, growth stage and turnaround ventures (Misys, Temenos & ITRS). He has lived and worked in America, India, UK & Switzerland and is adept at cross border deals. He is a keynote speaker and moderator at Fintech conferences and author of Mindshare to Marketshare.


Felix Niederer

Founder & CEO, True Wealth

Upon graduating in physics at ETH in Zurich and spending several years in the Swiss industry, Felix gained experience in portfolio management and risk modeling at the leading Swiss re-insurance company, Swiss Re, as well as in asset and fund management at LGT Capital Partners.


Scott Schuberg

CEO, Rivkin Securities

Scott got his start in finance at Rivkin in 1999 and besides spending a few years working in fixed income research in London, has spent his entire career at Rivkin. In 2008, Scott co-founded Rivkin Securities with the Rivkin family, which has since introduced securities and derivatives dealing, global derivatives advice, SMSF administration and wholesale money management to the Rivkin brand.

Scott’s focus is to manage a culture that can attract and retain great thinkers in order to provide Rivkin’s customers with attractive net profits, while broadening the brand’s scope of business to include additional services that can either drive investor returns or save on the costs of administering investments.


Julien Le Noble

Co-founder, Smartfolios

Julien Le Noble co-founded Smartfolios in late 2015 strong of a 20 year career in investment banking and financial markets across the US, Europe and Asia. Combining his experience in leadership positions with a passion for new ventures and technologies, he brings a unique perspective in developing smartfolios, an innovative online advisory and investment platform aimed to empower and guide investors through their journey.

Previously Head APAC at CME Group, CEO Newedge Japan and Singapore, his career also includes launching Boursorama (now SelfTrade) in the UK. Currently also founder and principal of Metis Partners, Julien holds a Masters in Economics, an MBA from TBS Business School and a US CPA (IL). He also volunteers with various charities including the Singapore Children Society.


Ned Phillips

Founder and CEO, Bambu

Bambu is a B2B Robo Advisor, which designs and develops robo-advisory platforms for both finance and consumer brands. They started in February 2016 and are Singapore based. They create savings and investment, mobile and web based applications. They have identified that the marketplace is demanding a “Robo Advisory’ product, but it is clear that there is no one size fits all Robo product. Initially they built what may be considered a ‘traditional’ Robo, but quickly identified three different markets for a B2B Robo product, so they built a different product for each sector. And it is working. They have demand in all three sectors with signed contracts in the first two sectors and have pipeline clients in the third.

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