Keynote Speakers

Jeff Fischer
Jeff FischerThe Motley Fool
Stuart McPhee
Stuart McPheeAuthor of Trading in A Nutshell


A.J. Kahling
A.J. KahlingTD Ameritrade Hong Kong
Chris Brankin
Chris BrankinTD Ameritrade Singapore
Chua Ming Lun
Chua Ming LunLim & Tan Securities
Goh Toh Sim
Goh Toh SimEC World REIT
Jay Fah
JB Mackenzie
JB MackenzieTD Ameritrade
Jeff Yeo
Jeff YeoTiny Assets
Kelvin Wong
Kelvin WongCity Index by GAIN Capital
Leonard Eng
Leonard EngTD Ameritrade Singapore
Matt Simpson
Matt SimpsonCity Index by GAIN Capital
Nikhilesh Goel
Nikhilesh GoelValidus Capital
Ow Tai Zhi
Ow Tai ZhiAutoWealth
Pauline Teo
Pauline TeoValue Investing College
Dr Patrick Liew
Dr Patrick LiewGEX Academy
Peter Lim
Peter LimCreatanium
Ronald K
Ronald KAce Profits Academy
Rostyslav Prus
Rostyslav PrusRoboMarkets Asia
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Jeff FischerChief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager
Keynote Topic: 2019 Technology Industry Tends – Beyond FAANG Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 10.30am – 11.15am Room: 3

Jeff Fischer is the portfolio manager of the Motley Fool Pro hedge fund, and Chief Investment Officer at 1623 Capital, the home of the fund.

Jeff joined The Motley Fool in 1996 as co-manager of the original long/short Fool Portfolio on with company co-founders David and Tom Gardner. From 2008-2018, he served as the founder and manager of the long/short Motley Fool Pro, a real-money subscription newsletter service, and from 2009 to 2018, he was also the founder and lead advisor of Motley Fool Options.

Prior to that, Jeff co-managed the Motley Fool Rule Breaker Portfolio with David Gardner, edited The Motley Fool Investment Guide, wrote Investing Without a Silver Spoon, and contributed to many other Motley Fool bestselling books. Jeff has appeared on the BBC, CNN, CNBC, CNBC Asia, MSN, Channel News Asia, and in Barron’s, Forbes, Fortune, The Washington Post, and other media outlets.

Stuart McPheeAuthor of Trading in A Nutshell
Keynote Topic: Developing a Trading Strategy with Consistency Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 1.30pm – 2.15pm Room: 4

Stuart McPhee is a private trader, a best-selling author, a personal trading coach, and has consulted to numerous financial services companies in Australia and throughout South East Asia.

He is one of Australia's most compelling speakers on trading, as well as being a trader for over 20 years. Since 2000, he has spoken live in front of tens of thousands of fellow traders from Mumbai to New York, Tokyo to London, Melbourne to Beijing, and many places in between. He has helped countless traders improve their performance with his expertise in technical analysis, trading psychology, risk management, the trading process and developing a trading plan.

Stuart regularly travels and presents at major trading events, presents trading seminars, conducts staff training and personal trading coaching. His best selling trading book, 'Trading in a Nutshell, 4th Edition' (John Wiley) as well as his presentations, are not about vague concepts that don't work in the real world. They are about incredibly practical, time-saving strategies that you need to implement in order to become an extremely successful trader.

Leonard EngManagerTD Ameritrade Singapore
Panel Discussion Topic: Trade Tariffs / Geopolitics, Fed Watch, Corporate Earnings: Your Guide to 2019 Market Action Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm Room: 3

Leonard Eng is the Manager of the Trade Desk for TD Ameritrade in Singapore, where he leads a team of Trade Desk representatives that assist clients with queries related to advanced option strategy and general platform functionality. He conducts frequent platform demonstration via webinars and in-person events to guide investors in using the award-winning thinkorswim platform. Leonard has been an employee of TD Ameritrade Singapore for 5 years and currently holds MAS Modules 1A, 2, and 5 licenses.

Jay FahSales & Distribution ManagerREPSINVEST
Topic: Buying time with REPs® (Resale Endowment Policies) Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 1:30pm - 2:00pm Room: 2

With years of experiences in Financial industry, Jay always believed that the key to adding value would be building up genuine and meaningful relationship.

Jay’s career had always been oriented in adding value to people by conserving value during wealth creation. He now spearheads operations to improve efficiency of the distribution channels in REPsholdings while communicating the value propositions to clients.

He had co-authored articles featuring “Taking over a durian tree with resale endowment” and “Time travelling with resale endowment in May 2019. His avid passion in combat sport such as kickboxing had helped to shape his spirit of integrity and tenacity to overcome limiting beliefs.

Currently assuming role as Sales & Distribution Manager of REPsholdings, his ultimate goal is to display his unwavering commitment to educate while nurturing long term relationships with the public, leading to long term solutions and success.

Matt SimpsonSenior Market AnalystCity Index by GAIN Capital
Topic: Trading Ideas For FX Traders: A Watchlist Breakdown Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 3:45pm - 4:15pm Room: 2

Matt Simpson is a certified analyst who combines macro themes and technical analysis to generate trade idea. During his time with several brokerages, he’s been a regular guest on Bloomberg Radio and Sky News Business and frequently quoted by international news organisations including Reuters, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal.

As part of the trade recommendation team, Matt has developed skills with strategy design and testing development, which he blends with his overall analytical framework.

Matt is a full member of the Society of Technical Analysts (MSTA) and an accredited Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) by the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).

Kelvin WongChief Technical Strategist, AsiaCity Index by GAIN Capital
Topic: Key U.S. stocks to watch in H2 2019 Date: 18 August 2019, Sunday Time: 1:45pm - 2:15pm Room: 3   Topic: The 5 key skills of a top performing trader Date: 18 August 2019, Sunday Time: 3.45pm - 4:15pm Room: 2

Kelvin is a top-rated strategist where he has been named by FX Week as the “Top Forecaster” for major and EM currencies on a frequent basis. Over 12 years’ experience in providing market research and employs a unique combination of fundamental and technical analysis, specialising in utilising Elliot Wave and fund flows positioning to pinpoint key reversal levels in the financial markets.

Prior to joining City Index, Kelvin has traded actively and provided investment advisory for investment banks and hedge funds. He has a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) award from the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) and is a member of the IFTA.

Chua Ming LunRemisierLim & Tan Securities
Topic: How to buy low and sell high Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 2:15pm - 2:45pm Room: 1

Ming Lun is a self-taught trader cum remisier with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Through his years of trading he had explored numerous methods of trading and developed a comprehensive trading strategy for his own investment.

In 2009, being unable to find a suitable technical analysis software for his own trading, he co-developed Minichart, a stock filtering software, which he uses extensively for his own trading. Ming Lun is a strong believer of trend following system. He has conducted various technical analysis courses, sharing his trading skills with those who are keen to learn the correct method of trading. Ming Lun was also an invited speaker for Share Investor and SIAS event. As a trainer with Minichart, he has conducted his training to hundreds of traders in both English and Mandarin sessions.

Jeff YeoCo-founderTiny Assets
Topic: Disrupting the Traditional Real Estate Investment Model Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 4:30pm - 5:00pm Room: 1

In addition to helping big brand names like AXA, BMW Asia, Citibank and various government agencies achieve their business objectives, Jeff had recently taken a short sabbatical to set up a social enterprise aimed at empowering under-privileged working women and ensuring a safe working environment for them. Since its inception four years ago, the enterprise has proven to have improved the standard of living for the women in its database.

With more than 15 years working in branding and marketing for both clients and agencies sides, Jeff has experience in various industries throughout his career. He runs the sales and marketing arm of Big Tiny and is a highly resourceful individual who thrives on providing highly creative communication solutions for his clients that effectively addresses their strategic business issues.

Nikhilesh GoelCo-Founder and Chief Operating OfficerValidus Capital
Topic: Investing in Tech-Driven SME Lending Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm Room: 2

Bringing over 13 years of Private Equity and Corporate Finance experience across Southeast Asia, Nikhilesh’s expertise includes debt and equity financing across diverse sectors, as well as portfolio management and value creation at SME companies. He founded the M&A Advisory practice at Taipan Partners, focusing on consumer and tech sector deals across South East Asia. Prior to Validus, he led M&A deals for Masan Group and developed key experience in portfolio management and capital raising for various companies as an Investment Manager at Avigo Capital Partners.

At Validus, Nikhilesh runs the overall business operations and has played a key role in driving successful fundraising rounds, as well as forged strategic partnerships with key industry partners such as Visa and Temasek Holdings’ Vertex Ventures.

Nikhilesh holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree and an MBA in Finance. He is a regular speaker at Fintech and SME conferences, sharing insights in Alternative Lending, Small Business Financing and Peer to Peer Platforms.

Ow Tai ZhiChief Investment OfficerAutoWealth
Topic: How a Robo-Advisor can Help you Navigate the Escalating Trade War Successfully Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 12:45pm - 1:15pm Room: 2
Topic: 如何通过智能理财平台轻松赚取高额却低风险投资回报 Date: 18 August 2019, Sunday Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm Room: 1

Ow Tai Zhi started AutoWealth after spending more than 10 years in the investment field working for Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, hedge fund and family fund. He advises investment strategies, constructs and allocates portfolios. Tai Zhi is appointed to the SAFRA Investment Committee, advising the investment of more than S$100 million of assets.

Pauline TeoExecutive DirectorValue Investing College
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Filtering Winning Stocks in Under 8 Minutes Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 2.30pm - 3:00pm Room: 3

Having made a huge loss with a -40% return back in 2009, Pauline was personally mentored by 2 successful value investors Ken Chee and Clive Tan and has since become a multi-millionaire in 2015.

She is a well-known speaker in the area of Value Investing and has spoken to thousands of audiences to share and educate them about the very same investment methods that brought her success.

Her book “Value Investing for Women” was sold out within months.

Pauline is currently the Executive Director, overseeing the management and operations of the Financial Education and Training Seminar business segment of the company.

Ronald KStock Market ExpertAce Profits Academy
Topic: How I made $245K uncovering hidden gems in the Singapore Stock Market Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm Room: 1

Ronald K is a self-made millionaire stock market investor and psychologist who has been featured in the Sunday Times multiple times for his revolutionary approach towards the stock market. With more than 10 years of knowledge and expertise in the market, he managed to decipher the rule of the market by analyzing Smart Money movement. Smart Money movement strategy break free from the conventional Technical and Fundamental Analysis by giving an edge to time the entry and exit as accurately as possible. This simple yet effective trick can maximize capital gains and generate a decent return. To those who favour long-term investment, selecting a good Growth Stock would enhance your portfolio. Over the years, Ronald had invested in a few Growth Stock which he consider a gem in the Singapore Market and had gave him returns which exceeded his expectations. Ronald’s mindset towards the stock market is unique and thus able to turn 4-digit into 6-digit figures in 1.5 years during his early days.

Rostyslav PrusManaging DirectorRoboMarkets Asia
Topic: Algorithmic Trading Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 1:30pm - 2:00pm Room: 1

Everyone experiences financial markets in their own way. Once you try it – you will never stop. First of all, markets are about passion. Mr. Rostyslav Prus entered financial world just before the crisis of 2008. It was tough but fruitful knowledge about investment with the first lesson – you can earn much faster from a fall than from growth. The next period till 2012 was spent mostly in Stock Exchanges. In particular, Mr Rostyslav is into algorithmic trading.

In 2015, Mr. Rostyslav received an advance license from the Cyprus Exchange Securities Commission. In 2016 he founded a Malaysian company, now known as Robo Business Centre, where the main aim is to develop and make popular easy trading platforms for institutional clients, such as brokers, banks and hedge funds. In 2019 founded RoboMarkets Asia Ltd.

Dr Patrick LiewChairmanGEX Academy
Topic: The Future of Property Investment Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 10:30am - 11:00am Room: 2

Dr Patrick Liew, Ed.D, MBA, MSc, BSc, CIPS, CBI, is an award-winning entrepreneur, humanitarian and philanthropist.

He graduated with a doctorate degree in education from the University of Southern California. His dissertation revolved around financial intelligence.

Regarded as one of the most successful entrepreneurs and investors, he has listed three companies on three stock exchanges (SGX, ASX, NYSE) in three different countries.

Dr Patrick is actively involved in supporting humanitarian, philanthropic and charity causes, and has won numerous awards for his good work.

He has also won international business awards including the Global Leader Award, Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award, and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Social Contributions.

Goh Toh SimExecutive Director & Chief Executive OfficerEC World REIT
Topic: Riding on the wings of e-commerce growth Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm Room: 3

Mr Goh Toh Sim is the ED and CEO of the REIT Manager.

Mr Goh has over 20 years of experience in the management of industrial parks, real estate development and business management in China. Prior to joining the Manager, he was the Chief Representative in China for Keppel Corporation Limited here he was responsible for government relations and business development. Prior to that, he was the chief executive officer of Evergro Properties Limited, here he was responsible for the general management of the company, including setting of strategies, land and project acquisitions and property development.

Mr Goh was also the CEO of Ascendas (China) Pte Ltd where he was responsible for developing and managing Ascendas' businesses in China. Prior to that, he was the Deputy CEO of China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group Co., Ltd.

Mr Goh holds a Diplôme d' Ingénieur in Telecommunications from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, France, and a Master of Business Administration from Insead, Fontainebleau, France.

JB MackenzieManaging Director – Futures, Forex & AsiaTD Ameritrade
Panel Discussion Topic: Trade Tariffs / Geopolitics, Fed Watch, Corporate Earnings: Your Guide to 2019 Market Action Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm Room: 3

James (JB) Mackenzie oversees the strategy and daily operations of the Futures and Forex business at TD Ameritrade as well as TD Ameritrade’s Asian Operations. He has worked in the financial industry for more than 17 years. Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, he worked at MF Global, Penson Futures and Goldenbery Hehmeyer where his main focus was technology and trading. In 2011, JB joined TD Ameritrade to help develop the strategy and implementation of TD Ameritrade's futures business. JB holds a Series 3, has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology from Middlebury College, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

Chris BrankinChief Executive OfficerTD Ameritrade Singapore
Panel Discussion Topic: Trade Tariffs / Geopolitics, Fed Watch, Corporate Earnings: Your Guide to 2019 Market Action Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm Room: 3

Christopher Brankin has been CEO of TD Ameritrade Singapore since 2011 and he is responsible for managing the operations and strategic direction of the Singapore location. Previously, Brankin was with thinkorswim, Inc., which was acquired by TD Ameritrade in 2008.

He has also been a head trader at the CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) for a trading group specializing in equity options before joining thinkorswim in 2007. Brankin was also a former market maker and broker from the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and has over 20 years trading experience in a variety of different financial/investment products. Beginning his career trading corn futures and options at the CBOT, Brankin then transitioned to Capital Markets bond trading on behalf of several of the largest U.S. investment banks.

Brankin was also a former market maker and broker from the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and has over 19 years trading experience in a variety of different financial/investment products. Beginning his career trading corn futures and options at the CBOT, Brankin then transitioned to Capital Markets bond trading on behalf of several of the largest U.S. investment banks.

A.J. KahlingSenior Manager – Trading & OperationsTD Ameritrade Hong Kong
Panel Discussion Topic: Trade Tariffs / Geopolitics, Fed Watch, Corporate Earnings: Your Guide to 2019 Market Action Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm Room: 3

A.J. Kahling is the Senior Manager of Trader Education and Market Strategy for TD Ameritrade in Hong Kong where he oversees client education programs and their trading experience through the trading platforms. He currently holds Series 3, 7, 34, and 63 U.S. industry licenses as well as MAS modules 1B, 2A, and 6A and HKSI papers 1, 2, and 3. He has participated in conferences across the U.S. regarding trading technology, high probability trading methods, and retail execution techniques. Prior to joining the team in Hong Kong Mr. Kahling held a similar role in Singapore from 2017 to 2019 and before that spent 10 years educating and developing new users on the active trader platforms in the U.S. on TD Ameritrade’s trading and electronic execution desk.

Peter LimCo-FounderCreatanium
Topic: Creatanium: A Digital Asset to Hedge Bitcoin Date: 17 August 2019, Saturday/18 August 2019, Sunday Time: 12:45pm - 1:15pm/3:00pm - 3:30pm Room: 2

Few people can survive and thrive through two revolutions and still have the energy and enthusiasm to embark on a third one: Singaporean business strategist and visionary Peter Lim is one of them.

Moving his first steps in a world where computers were still a largely inaccessible luxury tool for most companies, Lim had a relevant role in Singapore as a successful SEED entrepreneur during the dotcom revolution, which made internet accessible to virtually everyone in just a few years.

Embarking on the blockchain revolution, the Creatanium proprietary protocol developed under Lim’s vision has already won international recognition after it was chosen among other big names to modernise and reshape Indonesia’s logistics sector.

Making the best of his decades of experience as a trader, Lim has studied the dynamics of cryptocurrency fluctuations for years and developed Creatanium as a whole ecosystem backed by physical assets to be the first hedging token to mitigate the effects of speculation on the first generation of digital coins.