Since its launch in 2007, Fund Forum Asia has consistently been rated as the No.1 Learning and Networking event which caters to the Invest Management community in the APAC region comprising of various Asset Management firms, Fund Management firms, Wealth Management firms, Portfolio Management Services and Investment Advisory firms. This year iRTM participated as an exhibit sponsor at the Fund Forum Asia 2016 conference which took place at JW Marriott Hotel, in Hong Kong from 18th to 21st April 2016.
Top Executives from top financial institutions like Standard Chartered, BNP Paribas Securities Services, Investec Asset Management, Credit Suisse, RBC Investor & Treasury Services, JPMorgan Asset Management & Kotak Mahindra (UK) Ltd (Singapore Branch) along with representatives from leading consultancy firms like Ernst & Young (E&Y) actively participated in the conference and shared their valuable industry and business insights. A session titled 'Solving the Fintech Conundrum' by Keith Hale from Multifonds and another titled 'Robos, Robotics and Blockchain' by Jeroen Buwalda from Ernst & Young, were well received by the audience and provided many interesting industry insights. According to Jeroen Buwalda, APAC is poised to become the #1 Wealth Management market by 2018. He discussed in detail on the topics of 'The inexorable rise of Roboadvisors' and 'The disruptive technologies which are transforming the Wealth Management Industry', as a part of his presentation session.
Mono Ganguli (Executive Director – Commonwealth Bank), Terrence Annamunthodo (Managing Director – Perperuum Asset Management), Philippe El Asmar (Founding Partner – Amareos), Bojan Miljkovic (Managing Director – Gresham Investment Management Llc.), Elliot Shadforth (Partner – Financial Services), Arthur Hayes (CEO – Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange), Angela Yip (Head of Sales, HK – BNP Paribas Securities Services), Frank Wheeler (Global Head of Distribution – Matthews International Capital Management), Will Hamilton (CEO – Hamilton Wealth Management), Mario Rivero (Director – Flexfunds), Ayaz Ahmed (Director APAC – Funds Partnership), Ali Sheik (Head of NTHFS APAC – Northern Trust) and Marie Anne Kong (Partner – PwC) were some of the key attendees who visited Intellect's stall. They networked with iRTM solution experts and enquired into the capabilities of Intellect OneMARKETS solution from iRTM.
Intellect was represented at this event by Preeti Mishra (Vice President, Marketing – iRTM) and Subhasish Bhattacharyya (Senior Vice President & Business Head - Asset Services Products – iRTM) from iRTM and Atul Mishra (Country Head – Singapore and Hong Kong) from the Sales Team. The conference provided a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights about the APAC Asset Management space. Two important trends which were highlighted in various sessions were – The rising importance of transition management from the viewpoint of custodial institutions and the emergence of South East Asia as a fully integrated cross border market in near-future. In a nutshell, the conference provided a unique formula for combining tangible intellectual takeaways with fantastic networking opportunities, making it a very compelling and exciting experience for iRTM representatives.