Saxo Fund Management Symposium 2017
1st November (Wednesday)
12:00 - 18:00

Singapore Cricket Club
Connaught Drive 179681

Registration commences at 12 noon
Lunch Buffet
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kim Fournais
Saxo Bank Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Technology Driven Prime Brokerage
Keeping pace in a changing world
Matthew Cartwright
Director, Head of Hedge Fund Solutions, Asia Pacific, Saxo Markets
Coffee Break
Hedge Fund Panel
Discretionary and systematic strategies – how will these very diverse investment styles profit in 2018?
Moderator - Alexander John Mearns, CEO of Eurekahedge
Panel of 4 Leading Hedge Fund Managers
Regulatory Developments
Singapore's changing regulatory landscape
Billie-Jo Dixon
Managing Consultant, Bovill Asia
Coffee Break
Innovation in Fund Administration
How are Fund Administrators responding to changes
in the Fund Management industry?

Wout Kalis
Managing Director, SS&C GlobeOp
Cryptocurrency Masterclass
Kay Van Petersen
Global Macro Strategist, Saxo Group
End of Symposium

About our speakers

Alexander John Mearns Alexander John Mearns
Chief Executive Officer

Alexander Mearns is the Chief Executive Officer of Eurekahedge and has been with the company since 2002. Prior to joining Eurekahedge, Alex worked as a Business Analyst at Robert Flemings Asset Management in London. He has also worked for the British Government as an Energy Analyst with the Department of Trade and Industry and holds a BSc in Mathematics. Outside of finance Alex is the Chairman of the Singapore Weston A. Price Foundation and has a keen interest in holistic health and lifestyle management.
Billie-Jo Dixon Billie-Jo Dixon
Managing Consultant

Bovill Asia

Since joining Bovill more than a decade ago Billie-Jo has been helping clients with all things regulatory. Now heading up our Singapore team, she’s bringing this knowledge to both local and global financial institutions across a number of sectors, with a particular focus on fund managers.

Billie-Jo helps firms to decide if they need to be licenced, with the MAS licensing process, and with all aspects of being a regulated business. She also leads on Bovill’s internal audits of fund management companies. In addition, Billie-Jo uses her deep UK experience to assist Asian firms in unravelling the AIFMD, MiFIDII and other European Directives – for instance, when they wish to raise capital or to carry out regulated activities in Europe.

A Durham University graduate, Billie-Jo has also worked in the buy-side group compliance teams at Merrill Lynch and ABN AMRO. She uses this in-house experience to give clients practical, commercial advice.
Matthew Cartwright Matthew Cartwright
Director, Head of Hedge Fund Solutions, Asia Pacific
Saxo Markets

Matthew joined Saxo in 2015 and is responsible for Saxo’s hedge fund business in APAC. Matthew has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry, specifically with hedge funds. Prior to Saxo, Matthew was the Co-Founder of a Hong Kong and New York-based FinTech company that developed a pioneering cloud platform to connect institutional investors and fund managers. Matthew was also the Head of Risk Management of Hong Kong-based hedge fund ADM Capital. Matthew is an active member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), is the Co-Chair of the AIMA Cybersecurity Working Group, and sits on the AIMA Singapore Membership Committee. Matthew holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.
Speaker Kay Van Petersen
Global Macro Strategist
Saxo Group

Kay Van-Petersen joined Saxo Bank in 2014 as a Global Macro Strategist, based in Singapore. He focuses on delivering strategies and analysis across asset classes based on monetary & fiscal policies, global geopolitical landscapes as well as other macroeconomic fundamentals. Always taking into account market sentiment, technical and momentum factors.

KVP has over a decade of experience in the financial markets, with the majority of those years spent as a trader & analyst across multiple strategies including: global macro, equity long/short, fundamental value, event-driven and special situations.

He is the author of various multi-asset/strategy research products the APAC Flagship weekly “Macro Mondays” calls and reports with a focus on tactical as well as strategic positioning. He also contributes to Saxo Bank’s Quarterly outlooks and other thematic investment pieces as well as making special situation ad hoc calls.