From Singapore and Australia to Korea and Japan, APAC regulators continue to work to enhance their trade and transaction reporting regimes to ensure access to complete, timely and accurate data. Often informed by EU and US regimes, these regulatory initiatives do present challenges for financial institutions in the APAC region, however they also represent continued momentum towards globally harmonised regulatory reporting.

Financial institutions operating across Asia are already plagued by regulatory fragmentation and divergent expectations on the processes, controls, technology and governance arrangements that need to be in place to facilitate reporting compliance. In this ever-evolving regulatory environment, what is needed most is the flexibility to adapt to changing requirements, to ensure preparedness for what the future might look like.

Many of today’s OTC derivatives trades are still carried out via chat, email or simply on trading platforms, presenting a significant challenge to firms and their reporting workflows. From capturing, aggregating, enriching and validating transaction data, to creating a seamless and automated reporting process – it’s clear that a harmonised approach across business units and markets remains critical to compliance.

In this event, we discuss how firms can navigate the regulatory burden and reporting challenges inherent from working across multiple markets, product lines, and asset classes. Our speakers will discuss best practices for streamlining trade and transaction reporting processes to ensure accuracy, completeness and timeliness of data, while also reducing cost and enhancing efficiency.

Key Themes:

  • Regulatory update: Upcoming changes to reporting requirements
  • Regulatory harmonisation: Today’s realities vs. tomorrow’s possibilities
  • The data burden: Quality, structure, sourcing of data – how to get it right
  • Technology harmonisation: Working towards a single reporting framework
  • Case studies: Learning from the pandemic and establishing best practices


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Brad Maclean

Regulation Asia
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Amy Kwan

Head of Post-trade and Compliance, APAC

Amy is Head of APAC Post-Trade Technology at Bloomberg LP, overseeing financial data compliance and regulation reporting solutions for customers in Asia Pacific. She is responsible for planning, identifying, and implementing the ever-evolving financial technology to help clients adopt automation and streamline their trading work-flow process, bringing post-trade connectivity and efficiency to the Middle and Back Office Community.

Amy joined Bloomberg in 2000 holding numerous positions in managing Sales, Market Specialist and Product Specialist teams developing tools and solutions for electronic trading and trading applications across multi-asset classes. Before joining Bloomberg, Amy lends years of front office experience working at various Investment Banks.

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Vicky Cheng

Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Asia Pacific

Vicky Cheng is Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs Asia Pacific, overseeing government relations and regulatory developments impacting Bloomberg and its clients in the region.

Before joining Bloomberg, Vicky worked in both the public and private sectors. Her focus has been policy and regulatory development, advising senior management on related requirements and implementations. Vicky drove advocacy and public affairs programs for various organizations including global corporates and financial institutions. During her time with an international law firm, Vicky led business development and thought leadership strategies for the Financial Services Regulatory and Dispute Resolution practices. She began her career with a Government providing policy analysis and communications.

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Alex Orgaz-Barnier

Senior Manager, Market Infrastructure
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Manesh Samtani

Moderator & Editor
Regulation Asia
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Dirk Hastenrath

Director – Markets Regulatory Reform Program
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
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Stanley Lay

Product Manager
Bloomberg L.P.
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Priya Kundamal

General Manager
DTCC Data Repository, Singapore