UBS hosts flagship ASEAN Trading Symposium in Thailand for the first time

Event Calendar Press Releases Thursday September 19, 2019 10:04
Bangkok--19 Sep--Carl Byoir & Associates

UBS launched its flagship ASEAN trading symposium in Bangkok for the first time. This is timely with the rise of passive investing transforming the ASEAN markets. This inaugural trading symposium brings together a stellar cast of global speakers, regulators, institutional investors and index providers to discuss a broad range of topics that will shape the future of trading in Asean.

Given its dominance in ASEAN, UBS is taking the lead in engaging with various stakeholders in these markets. The trading symposium seeks to deepen understanding of the impact of liquidity events and dynamic market microstructures.

Yeoh Choo Guan, Head of ASEAN Equities, UBS said, "UBS has long been committed in ASEAN, given our presence and knowledge in these markets. The Symposium is part of our offerings to institutional investors, corporates and regulators on developments across the globe. Through this flagship trading symposium, we aim to be the bridge to our clients, providing them a platform for key market players to exchange global best practices and ideas to develop ASEAN capital markets."

The Symposium focused on the latest trading and derivative trends around the world. Some of the key speakers at the ASEAN trading symposium include Valentin Laiseca, Head of ASEAN Index Coverage, MSCI; Poonsuk Lohsoonthorn, Executive Vice President, Machine Learning Investment, Investment Division, SCB Asset Management; Dr. Soraphol Tulayasathien, Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Strategy Division, The Stock Exchange of Thailand and David Rabinowitz, Head of APAC Market Structure and Beta Solutions, UBS.

With the rise of passive investing in ASEAN, David Rabinowitz, Head of APAC Market Structure and Beta Solutions, UBS said, "We are honored to launch our first trading symposium in Thailand today, where we aim to highlight the latest trends and opportunities for investors to benefit in the current market conditions. The rise of passive funds has brought a shift in the trading landscape, including Thailand. UBS is committed to be the liquidity provider of choice in ASEAN for institutional clients as we see a rising trend in passive investing in this region."

Tom Ruangrit, Head of Sales Trading and Execution, UBS said "We expect vast changes in the way professional fund managers and retail investors invest in the stock market going forward. This is important as it impacts the liquidity of the marketplace. We believe that ASEAN is poised to compete in the global stage, through the rapid adoption of technology. Through our inaugural trading symposium, we hope to provide a platform for key stakeholders to collaborate on new products or initiatives together".

About UBS

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS's strategy is centered on our leading global wealth management business and our premier universal bank in Switzerland, enhanced by Asset Management and the Investment Bank. The bank focuses on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term structural growth or profitability outlook.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 50 countries, with about 31% of its employees working in the Americas, 32% in Switzerland, 19% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 18% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs over 67,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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