SPEAKERS
Andrew Barman
Andrew Barman
The Network Forum
MD
With a long background (25+ years) in market research of the global securities industry, Andrew launched The Network Forum in January 2017 together with his business partner Ed Jones. Unique to the the custody and post-trade industry, The Network Forum aspires to be the undisputed global community for market participants. Andrew's strengths are in Product and Business Development, Negotiation, Sales and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Bernie Chew
Bernie Chew
Northern Trust
Network Manager
Bernie Chew, joined Northern Trust in February 2007, managing a team of professionals as the Head of the
Sub-Custodian Network Management for the Asia Pacific region. He has responsibility for the management
of the due diligence, monitoring and relationships of the sub-custody and cash providers in the region.

He acted as the 2012/2013 Chairperson of the Association of Global Custodian’s ("AGC") Asia Committee in
Singapore, working with a team from member banks to assist with the review & analysis of Asia Pacific
issues and developments; and providing updates to the AGC.

Mike Drake
Mike Drake
Brown Brothers Harriman
Global Head of Subcustodian Relationship Management
Michael A. Drake has been with BBH for over 22 years and is currently Head of Global Subcustodian Relationship Management within NCRM. Focused on subcustodian strategy, appointment, service delivery and due diligence, Mr. Drake leads a global team of Network Relationship Managers with an emphasis on risk assessment, robust monitoring practices and oversight of more than 175 subcustodian and counterparty bank relationships.
Michael’s experience at BBH includes heading the Network Registration team, Systemic product design, development and implementation, managing various Network Regional Market teams, Client Sales and Relationship Management for Fund clients, and various supervisory roles within Operations.

Michael Flannery
Michael Flannery
J.P. Morgan
Executive Director
Mike heads J.P. Morgan’s Securities Network Management team in Asia Pacific and is based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for oversight of J.P. Morgan’s relationships with subcustodians, central securities depositories, clearinghouses and central counterparties.
Mike joined J.P. Morgan in 1994 and has been in the securities servicing business since 1997. He relocated to Hong Kong from New York in 2008. Mike’s prior roles include Finance, Operations, Operational Risk Management and Client Service.
Mike has been in Network Management since 2012, including 4 years as a Network Manager and 2 years managing the Network Client Consulting team in Asia Pacific prior to his current role.

Brian Godins
Brian Godins
HSBC
Head of HSBC Securities, Asia Pacific
Brian joined HSBC on 17thSeptember 2007 and during this time has run Global Fixed Income change, European Fixed Income and Equity Securities Operations, Global Equities Securities and Global Equities Operations covering cash equities, prime finance, equity derivatives, asset services and tax. In January 2016, Brian moved in to the HSBC Securities Services (HSS) Organisation to run the BOSS Operations proposition, providing post trade securities services to its internal Markets partners and the external broker dealer community. Prior to joining HSBC, Brian worked at Morgan Stanley for 13 years, working in predominantly Run the Bank and Change roles in Operations across all asset classes, as well as time in Technology.

Paul Hedges
Paul Hedges
HSBC
Head of APAC Network Management & Market Intelligence
An experienced securities industry professional, Paul is a regular conference speaker, panelist and frequent contributor to the industry media. Based in Singapore since 2005, Paul is currently responsible for HSBC’s APAC Securities & Cash Network Management & Market Intelligence function, covering Group businesses for Global Banking & Markets, Global Private Bank and Retail Bank Wealth Management.

Prior to this, Paul was the Asia Regional President of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). Paul also has experience as COO of a boutique alternative investment firm after having been Regional Sub-Custody Product Head for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. where he was developing an Asia Pacific business from Singapore. Paul moved to Asia in 2003 as the Global Head, Securities Services with Standard Chartered Bank, where he was responsible for the end to end product and business segment, overall strategic direction, leadership and development of Asian Regional Securities Services, with its customer base extending to North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Edward Jones
Edward Jones
The Network Forum
MD

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Michael Lai
Barclays
APAC Head of Network Management
Michael Lai is a banking professional with nearly 20 years of experience within the Operations function and has lead the Network Management team for Barclays in the APAC since 2011.
Based in Hong Kong, he is responsible for the relationships with custodian and cash correspondent bank network.
He has recently been given additional responsibilities and is Co-Head of Greater China Operations and Prime Middle Office Asia.

Lisa O'Connor
Lisa O'Connor
SWIFT
Head of Capital Markets Strategy
Based in Hong Kong, Lisa experience is across Banking and Financial Technology. She currently has a global role as the Head of Capital Markets Strategy that focuses on new products and markets for SWIFT.

In previous roles at SWIFT, Lisa managed a team that provided consulting to Financial Markets Infrastructures and ISO Standards expertise. Prior to SWIFT, Lisa was at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong where she was the Head of Securities Service and Head of SS & CAT Product for GCNA. At Standard Chartered Bank, Lisa also held a role in Client Coverage for RMB Solutions where she worked with Financial Institutions on their China Access. Lisa has also held roles at various Financial Technology companies.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and an MBA for Financial Professionals from Manchester Business School.

Kayvon Pirestani
Kayvon Pirestani
Coinbase
Director
Kayvon Pirestani is a Director within Coinbase’s Institutional division, which includes the Prime trading platform and Coinbase Custody. Based in Coinbase’s Tokyo office, Kayvon leads the company’s institutional business for the entire Asia region. Before joining Coinbase, Kayvon ran the Japan OTC equity derivatives sales desk for Morgan Stanley where he marketed structured volatility and synthetic equity products to global institutional investors. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Kayvon was at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong where he put together some of Asia’s largest-ever equity options transactions. Kayvon received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Kayvon has been investing in cryptocurrencies since 2013.

Theresa Ravalo
Theresa Ravalo
PDS
Managing Director
Tess is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Philippine Depository and Trust Corp. (PDTC), the country’s CSD for the equities and fixed income securities markets. Concurrently, Tess is the President and COO of the Philippine Securities Settlement Corporation (PSSC) which provides the payments infrastructure for the fixed income and currency markets in the country. Both entities are subsidiaries of the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corporation (PDS).
She represents the Philippine depository in the Asian Bond Market Forum, the Cross Border Settlement Infrastructure Forum, the Asia-Pacific CSD Group and recently, in the Asian Fund Standardization Forum where PDTC is the newest member of the group.

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