Keynote address:


Julian Ragless 
Senior Vice President, Platform Development & Strategy

Mr Ragless joined HKEx in September 2010 as SVP and Head of Platform Development.  Mr Ragless’.

Mr Ragless has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry.  He moved to Asia in 1989, where he gained his entry into the world of capital markets developing the AMS/1 trading system for the then Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. He subsequently worked as a consultant for the SEHK on the development of AMS/3 in 1999 – 2000, and defined the requirements for the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s new trading system in 2002.  Before joining HKEx, Mr Ragless worked for NYSE Technologies for 5 years, heading up their exchange business in Asia.  During this time, he worked on projects for various exchanges across Asia.


Other distinguished speakers include:


Murat Atamer
Head of AES Product, Asia Pacific

Murat Atamer joined Credit Suisse Hong Kong in 2007. He currently heads the Electronic Execution Product, AES, for Asia Pacific. Previously, Murat headed the Quantitative Trading Strategy Team for Credit Suisse in Hong Kong, covering Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Murat was pursuing a PhD in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focusing on asset pricing and microstructure.


Gabriel Butler
Director, Asia Execution Sales, Global Markets

Gabriel Butler is a Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Global Execution Services.  He is based in Hong Kong.

Gabriel is responsible for developing and implementing optimal trading strategies to help clients achieve best execution across each of the markets in the Asia Pacific region. In addition, he oversees the electronic trading sales team.

Prior to joining BofAML, Gabriel spent seven years at Investment Technology Group (ITG), a specialized brokerage and financial technology company, in Hong Kong and the US.

His most recent role at ITG was Director of Asia Sales and Trading. Before that, Gabriel was portfolio manager and trader for FDO Partners, a hedge fund specializing in emerging markets currencies.

Gabriel graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.


Anshuman Jaswal
Senior Analyst, Securities & Investments

Anshuman Jaswal is an analyst in Celent's Securities and Investments group and is based in the Bangalore office. Before joining Celent, Mr. Jaswal had varied work experience in corporate banking (erstwhile UTI Bank), research and consulting (AC Nielsen ORG-Marg), and insurance (ICICI Prudential Life Insurance). He has also been a founding partner in an education-based business. His expertise lies in electronic bond trading, market infrastructure, trade execution quality, derivatives, market regulation, and commodity markets.

Mr. Jaswal has been quoted regularly in the media, including the Financial Times, Reuters, Forbes,BusinessWeek, International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Letter, Economic Times, Business Standard, The Hindu Business Line, Financial Express, The Trade News, MarketsMedia, Advanced Trading, Securities Industry News, and Hedgeweek.

Mr. Jaswal is a Fellow in Management (equivalent of a PhD) with a specialization in Economics from India's premier B-school, IIM Ahmedabad. Earlier, he completed his B.Sc. Economics (Honours) from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, with a specialization in the Economics of Japan, China, and India, followed by an MBA in Finance. He is fluent in English and Hindi, has studied Spanish at the intermediate level, and speaks basic French and German.


Greg Lee
Head of Autobahn Equity Asia


Neil McGovern
Senior Director of Product Marketing

Neil McGovern has over 25 years experience in the software industry as a senior executive at several successful companies.

Neil focuses on high performance analytics for risk, trading and compliance for Sybase's Financial Services team, and has presented at conferences around the world on the latest trends and technologies required for cutting edge performance in capital markets.

Prior to Sybase, Neil was Vice President of Engineering at New Era of Networks, and CTO of Convoy Corporation, where he was a pioneer in the Enterprise Application Integration market.

Neil has a degree in Computer Science and an MBA.


Kevin Rideout
Head of Wholesale Execution Services Asia

Kevin returned to Hong Kong in June 2011. In his current role as Head of Wholesale Execution Services Asia, he looks after the markets business for other broker dealers, banks and stock exchanges.

From the markets perspective he leads Citi's powerful initiative to combine global execution with clearing, settlement and custody to provide customers with one stop shopping for global trading.

Prior to this Kevin was the Global Head of Market Infrastructures Group at Citi. Kevin was based in London and was responsible for managing Citi's global relationships with market infrastructures and developing mutually beneficial business opportunities.

Prior to joining Citi, Kevin spent 10 years at Thomson Reuters. Kevin worked across various divisions of Thomson Reuters including market data, market research and M&A data. Finaly he focused on Omgeo. Omgeo is a joint venture between DTCC and Thomson Reuters providing post trade transaction services to broker dealers, banks and fund managers. He held several positions including Regional Manager Hong Kong, Regional Director Japan and Korea, Managing Director Asia based in Singapore and his last post was Managing Director, Global Head of Relationship Management and Sales based in London.

Whilst at Omgeo, Kevin helped launch "Autex" in Asia and was one of the early pioneers in bringing FIX connectivity and IOIs to the region. In addition Kevin has worked as an underwriter for Prudential Assurance Company and Price Waterhouse Coopers in an audit capacity.


Joseph Sarcona
Head of Electronic Trading, Asia-Pacific