FISD Singapore

Date: September 14, 2017
Location: OCBC Centre, 50th Floor, 65 Chulia Street, Singapore 049513

This event will focus on the implementation of hard dollar research (MiFID) and the reaction of buy-sides, sell-sides and independent research to this regulation.  We will also discuss how A.I. and natural language processing and being applied to market data and text-based content ie. news, research and social media.


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Thursday, September 14

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration & Networking

4:00 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.

Introduction Remarks


Scott Cooper, FIA, FISD Asia-Pac Regional Representative & Partner, Saquish Partners

4:05 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Host Welcome

4:10 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

MiFID dictates a hard landing for research

Hard landing for soft dollar

MIFID II puts an end to bundled research; sell-side broker dealers and banks will have to separate out research: as a separate legal entity or with definite financial obligations for clients to buy research, irrespective of their trading commitments. How will this affect the way that market data is sold? 

  • Is the commercial separation of research an opportunity for data vendors?
  • Is this an opportunity for vendors to get into “throw-back” research portals ala Primark?
  • Will exchanges see this as an opportunity to increase their portfolio and potentially combine a research distribution platform with index businesses?


Rhys Spencer, Head of Tullett Prebon Information - APAC, Tullett Prebon Information


Raghav Kapoor, Co-Founder & CEO , Smartkarma

Daniel Sadhu, Managing Director - Sales and Strategic Initiatives, Asia/Pacific, Evalueserve

TK Yap, Executive Director, CIMB

4:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

OpenMAMA - Update


David Anderson, FIA, Program Director, FISD/Atradia

5:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

Natural language processing: the next big value add in market data?

Making data smarter to drive opportunities is considered to be the next big “value add”. Semantic metadata (intelligent tagging) provides a methodology to tag the relevant people, place, facts, and events in your text, increasing its value, accessibility, and interoperability.

  • What “science” and processing environment underpins this processing? How are the tags communicated to end users for use in applications?
  • How can this service help to derive meaning from all that unstructured information out there (ie. research reports, news articles, blog posts, social media, more?)
  • Is it helping to accurately predict and leverage alpha signals unapparent to others?
  • How can intelligent tagging be used to gain insight into events in your business sector and securely map the information to your own proprietary data to conceptualise and quantify potential risk? Can this be extended to help you develop value-added tools for wealth management portfolios?
  • Can customers take advantage of this environment to include unique identifiers of proprietary data as part of this environment?


Aki Ranin, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Bambu


Vinayak Bhat, Vice President, Head of Sales - Singapore & India, Factset

Peter von Bredow, Solutions Consulting Manager, Innovation & Design, Thomson Reuters

5:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

FISD Update & event calendar; closing remarks

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.