Asia Pacific Financial Services Insights

Risk & Regulation

Banks and financial services firms in Asia continue to struggle as they seek to adapt to a rapidly changing – and ever more stringent – global regulatory environment designed to improve transparency of transactions and reduce systemic risks in the financial markerts. In this section, you will see the latest news, analysis, market insights and best practices in managing financial risk, regulations and trading.

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Kiet Tran

Previously, he was the firm's global head of Pricing and Reference Data, an award-winning set of services providing independent pricing and market data to help financial institutions manage risk and operations effectively. As a senior leader, Mr. Tran has been involved in multiple acquisitions in the IHS Markit pricing, indices and loans businesses. He had joined Markit in 2005 to run North American credit operations and build the firm's comprehensive services for the syndicated loan market. He started his career as a fixed income analyst at BlackRock. Mr. Tran graduated magna cum laude with a degree in economics and business management from Binghamton University in New York, United States.

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Sage Patel

Sage Patel has been with IHS Markit since 2011, starting with the legacy Markit entity. Prior to joining Markit, Sage was responsible for Pricing and Valuations at Fitch Solutions. He spent a portion of his career at tier-one investment banks, starting at Salomon Brothers then Citi Global Markets, Bank of America N.A and RBC Capital Markets across Fixed income Trading, Product Management and Product Development functions across London, New York and Toronto.Over the last 9 years, Sage has been driving IHS Markit's expansion into the APAC Fixed Income markets, more recently expanding his responsibilities into IHS Markit's Derivatives business providing solutions addressing challenges and market reforms faced by our customers in today's ever-changing regulatory landscape.

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Julian Chesser

He is responsible for the franchise across Asia Pacific, including all expansion into China and India. Mr. Chesser joined the firm in 2012 from Fidelity International, where he was COO for Fixed Income based in London. He was the Accountable Executive for a major technology re-stack including risk management and trading. He worked at J.P. Morgan from 1997 to 2002 in London, New York and Milan and was co-head of fixed income operations from 2000. Mr. Julian Chesser holds an LLB from the University of Warwick, UK, and completed his bar finals in London.

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Ross Allen

Mr. Allen is a member of the global benchmark reform program at IHS Markit and is also Global Head of Term Risk Free Rates (TRFR).Previously, he served as Head of Financial Markets APAC and was responsible for leading and growing the IHS Markit Financial Markets business across Asia-Pacific. Mr. Allen has an accounting and OTC derivatives background and has worked extensively on regulatory impact to develop innovative products to meet regulatory change. He has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry covering cash, derivatives and alternative assets markets across a variety of roles. Mr. Allen has worked in London, Singapore and currently based in Sydney and spent the last decade focusing on Asia-Pacific market development.

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Xavier Baudez

With more than fifteen years of experience in the capital markets Operations and Processing space, he partners with regulators, industry associations, banks and asset managers to develop innovative solutions for the industry to meet regulatory challenges. He focuses on the OTC derivatives regulatory reforms and he is based in our Singapore office.Mr. Baudez joined IHS Markit in 2017 from J.P. Morgan where he was the Asia Trade Repositories lead for Markets Control Office based in Singapore. He began his career as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Paris and later worked for Societe Generale in Singapore as a project manager within Capital Markets Operations.Mr. Baudez holds a Master's degree in Computer Networks and Telecommunications from ESIEE Amiens and a specialized Master in Management of Information Systems from HEC Paris.

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Ken Nishimura

Mr. Nishimura is Head of MarkitSERV Japan where he is in charge of its derivatives and FX trade processing business. MarkitSERV provides multi asset class platforms, such as MarkitWire, for the management of trade confirmation, clearing, and regulatory reporting.Prior to joining IHS Markit in 2016, Mr. Nishimura was a deputy director of JFSA, where he participated in the committees and working groups under IOSCO and FSB as a representative of JFSA. Before joining JFSA, Mr. Nishimura was Head of TriOptima Japan where he was responsible mainly for commercial strategy and partnerships to expand the firm's compression and reconciliation services for OTC derivatives in Japan. Mr. Nishimura also has a variety of experiences in relation to OTC derivatives and cash products in Nomura and a couple of buyside firms in his career.Mr. Nishimura holds a B.Sc. from The University of Tokyo and a M.Sc. from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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