Sibos 2015

12-15 October

HSBC at Sibos

Welcome to Sibos 2015

We look forward to meeting you at Sibos 2015 in Singapore

New horizons appear when you change your perspective. Throughout Sibos, we'll be sharing our insights across a variety of sessions - from understanding the risks and opportunities in new and emerging markets, to staying profitable in increasingly regulated ones.

We would be delighted to meet with you at our stand (L36, Level 1) to talk through the opportunities and challenges your organisation is facing, and how our expertise, capital strength and market leading products and services can help drive your performance.

HSBC delegates

Our speakers

Ian Banks

Head of HSBC Securities Services, Asia-Pacific, HSBC Securities Services

Monday, 12 Oct 09:00–09:50 | Conference Room 1

Market Infrastructures Forum Opening

Welcome and opening of the Market Infrastructures Forum by Alain Raes, Chief Executive EMEA and Asia Pacific, followed by a panel discussion on whether MIs are meeting their client needs. Are they adapting timely to new technologies allowing their clients to be innovative and address some of the competitive threats from new entrants? Should they take on more responsibilities centrally to ease the overall burden for their members/community, for example, in the regulatory reporting/compliance space?

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Ian Banks

Tony Lewis

Head of HSBC Securities Services, Singapore

Monday, 12 Oct, 11:30-12:30 | Conference Room 5 Community Session

The changing landscape of Singapore's securities market

Market innovation and transformation is vital to ensure SGX remains a competitive and relevant global exchange. Incorporated in 1973 as Stock Exchange of Singapore (SES), SGX was formed when SES and SIMEX merged to become Asia's first demutualized integrated securities and derivatives exchange in 1999. Find out at this community session how SGX has evolved and adapted to the changing needs of investors in the securities market- from its first listing in 1975, through to the introduction of modern electronic trading and shortening of settlement cycles, and how SGX continues to stay relevant in today's competitive environment.

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Tony Lewis

Ganesh Iyer

Senior Product and Market Development Manager
HSBC Securities Services

Tuesday, 13 Oct 09:00-09:45 | Standards Forum, Level 1

Planning your ISO 20022 implementation: Myths, best practice and advice

Most financial institutions have had some experience of working with ISO 20022, and many more will do so several times in coming years. From the experience of all the various projects thus far, there are emerging good, and bad, practices. Good strategic planning and architecture yields many benefits, including reduced time-to-market, improved STP and reduced project costs and risks. However – the opposite is also true; there are such things as bad implementations. This session takes a deep look into both the good and the bad, and will help you determine the right path for your own organisation’s needs.

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Ganesh Iyer

Clive Triance

Global Head of Banks and Broker Dealers Sector
Sales and Business Development, HSBC Securities Services

Tuesday, 13 Oct 15:45-16:45 | Workshop A, Level 3

Securities, Sibos Workshop

Risks, opportunities and effects of outsourcing

As all actors in the industry are facing an accelerated wave of regulatory change, variable market volumes (is this true?) and a growing need for greater efficiency, outsourcing of fundamental front, back and middle-office functions has become a major trend. Recent studies show that up to 80% of market participants are trusting third parties with part of their activities in an effort to provide additional value to their customers, while still focusing on meeting regulatory obligations.

Greater efficiency and cost reduction have been the key drivers for outsourcing in Europe and the US, whereas market internationalisation and growth have been the triggers in Asia Pacific. However, for an industry expecting an increase of regulation and transparency, the transfer of activities and processes between different institutions will not come without major challenges. Does outsourcing support transparency or create additional risk? What are the keys for a successful collaborative model: insourcing, outsourcing or co-sourcing? Can we consider this transfer as a catalyst for cost reduction, de-risking or even Fintech innovation?

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Clive Triance

Mark Troutman

Global Head of Corporate Sales, Payments and Cash Management

Wednesday, 14 Oct 10:15-11:15 | Conference Room 4

Capturing new payments transactions opportunities from developing trade corridors

Developing trade corridors present numerous payments opportunities. In this session, we will take a detailed look into trade flows market dynamics and reflect on which truly will be game changers. We will debate the challenges banks face in capturing new opportunities such as coverage, new competition, risk management and regulation.

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Mark Troutman

Arindam Das

Regional Head of HSBC Securities Services, MENA

Wednesday, 14 Oct 10:45–11:15 | Level 1 Open Theatre

Re-shaping financial markets - Saudi Arabia opens up

The opening of the Saudi equities market to Qualified Foreign Investors (QFIs) is a landmark event not just for the capital markets in the Middle East and North Africa region, but globally, because with a market capitalisation of USD 500B (comparable to Russia) and trading turnover of USD 2B a day, it is one of the last large markets globally which has not been open to foreign investments. This development has been long awaited by investors and intermediaries globally and all participants are eager to understand the nuances of investing in the market and how to navigate the challenges around accessing and operating in the market. Arindam has been actively engaged with this initiative and will take the audience through the opportunities presented by this momentous development, the regulatory framework including eligibility criteria, documentation requirements, foreign ownership limits, operational aspects of settlement and custody, and how to facilitate access to this market by QFIs.

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Arindam Das

Sooraj Sreenivasan

Global Head of Product Management, Distribution Support and Transfer Agency, HSBC Securities Services

Wednesday, 14 Oct 15:45-17:00 | Sibos Workshop

The future outlook of funds distribution in Asia

Asia's fund markets are changing, and fast: the growth of its middle class, a rapidly ageing population, the disruption of traditional distribution channels by the entrance of new ones and opportunities to sell across borders are emerging, as well as the establishment of fund-passporting regimes. These forces are prompting a rethink in how funds are distributed, and distribution will no longer be a single-step process, but a multi-faceted one with many considerations. In this interactive workshop, come and join Asia industry experts in the debate on what the future for funds look like in Asia. The rise of online distribution and its governance challenges, the mutual recognition agreement between Hong-Kong and China, the stock exchanges supplying alternative funds distribution channels, the rising so-called ‘funds hubs’, and the regulators’ role in the success of a distribution channel are some of the topics that are going to be covered in this session. Let’s look ahead together - join the dialogue!

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Sooraj Sreenivasan

Peter Burns

Head of Transformation, Transaction Monitoring
Wholesale Financial Crime Compliance

Wednesday, 14 Oct 15:30 - 16:15 | SWIFT Auditorium

Empower your compliance teams with insights from SWIFT's compliance analytics. Compliance Analytics can help a bank monitor and address financial crime risk by leveraging its SWIFT message traffic data. It provides a global oversight of payment flows, monitors trends, and helps you spot anomalies, enabling you to focus your compliance activity and react quickly to address and mitigate correspondent risk. The service portfolio is also expanding to cover data quality related to the latest regulation and FATF recommendations.

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Peter Burns

Bhriguraj Singh

Global Head of Documentary Trade Product Management, Global Trade and Receivables Finance

Thursday, 15 Oct 09:00 - 09:45 | Corporate Forum, Conference Room 1

Progressing the digital trade agenda: are banks on board?

Corporates increasingly rely on digital trade solutions to support core sales and distribution processes allowing them to run their business far more efficiently than ever before. Examples include e-invoicing, purchase-to-payments, e-commerce hubs, trade documentation hubs and multi-banking trade solutions. What do corporates expect from this trend? Is it a threat or an opportunity for banks? How could this help banks increase their business? In this session we will explore the main industries benefitting from digital trade solutions and learn from banks which are leading the way in this space.

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Bhriguraj Singh

David Liao

President and Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited

Thursday, 15 Oct 11:30-12:30 | Plenary Room

Big Issue Debate

Renminbi: The real game changer

The global RMB network has served the Chinese banks, corporations and investments well with the world operating within the comfort of their own currency. At the same time, it offers international corporations and investors a greater degree of access into Chinese markets. RMB hubs will allow the exponential growth of RMB usage beyond the Chinese borders – directly with China or, increasingly between offshore RMB hubs. With the gradual opening of China's capital account and the internationalisation of the RMB, the real game changers may be approaching faster than you think.

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David Liao

Christophe Chazot

Group Head of Innovation, HSBC

Thursday, 15 Oct 12:45-13:45 | Innotribe, B2

Innotribe: The impact of thinking machines on top management roles

We have asked students from Wharton Fintech to articulate their views on machine intelligence. They selected the topic of algorithm aversion: we have lots of data and plenty of analytical tools sitting on top, but how do we overcome the human bias that prevents these things from influencing decision-making? Based on original research, this session will show that people distrust algorithms after they see them make errors but don't do the same for human beings. We will also leverage research from McKinsey on getting data and analytics into the C-Suite.

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Christophe Chazot

Tony Lewis

Head of HSBC Securities Services, Singapore

Thursday, 15 Oct 14:00-15:15 | Conference Room 3

ASEAN exchanges and securities workshop: Regional Market Infrastructure Linkages - the new way forward?'

In the past decade, we have witnessed a steady formation of linkages of market infrastructures in the region, albeit multi-laterally or bilaterally. Asian examples such as the ASEAN Trading Link, the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, Taiwan-Singapore Link and the CSIF Regional Settlement Infrastructure, have been both the subject of anticipation and scrutiny by regional participants. Join us for a discussion built around current priorities and progress driving these initiatives in the region. We will address the efforts to facilitate cross border trading and attract foreign fund flows. What are the new motivations and challenges to closing the gaps of cross border trade flows from initiation to post trade? How do market trends, technology developments, infrastructure linkages and the regulatory cooperation, shape the development of regional market infrastructure linkages in the bonds, equity and fixed income space?

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Tony Lewis

Our delegation

Our delegation


Introducing you to our HSBC delegation for this year's Sibos. If you wish to speak to our experts, please click contact us or visit
our stand.

Mobile banking

A force for change in mobile payments

Despite mobile devices becoming ubiquitous in almost every country around the world, it has taken longer to realise the potential for mobile banking solutions to transform the payments landscape. This is now changing as individuals become more accustomed to using mobile devices for personal banking, and are therefore seeking to achieve comparable advantage at an organisational level. Similarly, a growing number of corporations are leveraging the value from the mobile money solutions that are expanding across developing markets to improve collections security and efficiency.

Mobile banking
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Unscrambling KYC data

Banks, the buyside and corporates are all adjusting to the changing demands of Know Your Customer (KYC).

"The big challenge for us in the industry lies in getting the data right,"

Unscrambling KYC data
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Re-shaping financial markets

Saudi Arabia opens up. The opening up of Saudi Arabia's Tadawul (Stock Exchange) in June this year is a key milestone for the capital markets in the MENA region.

Saudi Arabia is best known for its oil revenues, but the opening up of the Tadawul, the Saudi Stock Exchange, could help the Kingdom build a platform for broader economic development.

Re-shaping financial markets
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China’s financial services firms follow the money overseas

Insurers, brokers lead expansion drive as banks remain cautious.

Like their international peers before them, Chinese financial institutions are spreading their global wings to support corporate customers as they expand beyond their home market.

China’s financial services firms follow the money overseas
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Trade Finance Awards
for Excellence

  • Best Wholesale Bank for Technology Innovation
  • Best Overall Global Trade Finance Bank
  • Best Factoring Institution
  • Best Structured Commodity
    Finance Bank
  • Best Supply-Chain Finance Bank
  • Best Overall Trade Finance Bank in EMEA
  • Best Supply-Chain Finance Bank in EMEA
  • Best Trade Advisor EMEA
  • Best Trade Bank in the Middle East & North Africa
  • Best Export Finance Arranger in North America
  • Best Export Finance Arranger Asia-Pacific
  • Best Overall Trade Finance Bank in Asia-Pacific
  • Best Trade Bank in Hong-Kong
  • Best Trade Bank in Sri Lanka

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