Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency: Futures and OTC market

8 October 2020

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency: Futures and OTC market

Straits Financial Group (Singapore) will be hosting a series of webinars for the purpose of sharing industry insights and updating about the new products.

The series consist of three webinars, covering in vogue topics of Cryptocurrency, Metals and Energy. It will feature industry specialists, economists and experts to share their outlook on investment and market trends.

The first webinar of Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency: Futures and OTC market will be live on 8 October, 2020. This webinar is strictly targeted at Institutional Investors, Accredited Investors, and Expert Investors only. Join this webinar to hear the panel specialists talk about the cryptocurrency market, macroeconomic trends and investment in cryptocurrency.

Agenda

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency: Futures and OTC market

Webinar Agenda

Date

Time              

Topic

Speaker









8 Oct, 2020



16:00 – 16:20

16:20 – 16:30



CME Bitcoin futures Introduction

Q & A

Payal Lakhani

Director, Equity and Alternative Investments - Research and Product Development, CME Group

16:30 – 16:50

Basic Bitcoin trading strategies

Daniel Whang

Founder, Great South Gate Asset Management

16:50 – 17:10

Cryptocurrency OTC market outlook

Aaron Tay

Head of Cryptocurrency Initiatives, Straits Financial Group

17:10 – 17:30

Bitcoin trading on regulated futures exchange

James Wang

VP, Futures & Options, Straits Financial Group

17:30 – 17:45

Q & A



Speakers
Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency: Futures and OTC market | 8 October 2020

Payal Lakhani

Director, Equity and Alternative Investments - Research and Product Development, CME Group 
Payal Lakhani has been with the Exchange since 2016 and serves as Director, Equity Research and Product Development.  She is responsible for conducting research and creating new and innovative products in the equity and alternative investment markets. These include a comprehensive suite of futures and options contracts on key benchmark indices such as the S&P 500, NASDAQ-100, Dow Jones, Russell Indexes, as well as expanding international access, through the FTSE Indexes, IBovespa, Nikkei 225 and TOPIX indices. During her tenure, Payal has been heavily involved in the creation of the Bitcoin Reference Rates and the Bitcoin Futures and Options Contracts. 
 
Prior to joining the company in 2016, Payal was an ETF Specialist at MSCI and prior to that an Index Equity Trader at Morgan Stanley.

Daniel Whang

Founder, Great South Gate Asset Management

Prior to founding Great South Gate Asset Management, Daniel was a principal at Patrol Capital based in Hong Kong and New York managing all aspects of trading, infrastructure and operations for the firm. Patrol Capital was seeded by and appointed sub-advisor to a US-based Fortune 500 insurance company.

Daniel began his career in 2001 with JPMorgan NY as an FX options trader and subsequently a USD interest rates swaps trader. In 2006, Daniel joined Merrill Lynch NY as a senior trader also in USD interest rate swaps trading and was promoted to Executive Director in early 2008. After Bank of America’s acquisition of Merrill Lynch he managed the transition of the business through 2010. In 2011, he joined Morgan Stanley HK as a senior Asian FX and rates derivatives trader.

Daniel has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Economics from Duke University.

Aaron Tay

Head of Cryptocurrency Initiatives, Straits Financial Group

Aaron Tay is Head of Cryptocurrency Initiatives at Straits Financial Group. He started his career with Monetary Authority of Singapore managing Singapore’s Official Foreign Reserves. From 2014 to 2018, he focused on private equity investments at Tikehau Capital, and later investments at JustCo, a co-working startup. With 8 years of investment experience, Aaron co-founded Circuit Capital (a cryptocurrency fund), and later ran business development for a cryptocurrency OTC desk.

James Wang

VP, Futures & Options, Straits Financial Group

James Wang is currently the VP at Straits Financial. He comes with 16 years experience in the commodity markets. Before joining Straits Financial, he worked for a variety of financial institutions, most notably HKEX/LME, Societe Generale, Mizuho Corporate Bank and China International Capital Corporation. His working experience includes being a marketing rep with HKEX/LME. Marketer with investment banks, focusing on commodity derivatives sales in Great China. He has also been a business development manager in charge of China market for several well-known FCMs in Singapore.

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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency: Futures and OTC market | 8 October, 2020

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