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David Ratliff

BNP Paribas

Head of Financial Institutions, Coverage, Asia Pacific

Mr. David Ratliff is Head of Financial Institutions Coverage for Asia Pacific at BNP Paribas. He manages a team of bankers regionally that cover asset managers, banks and intermediaries, hedge funds, insurance companies, official institutions and sponsors within BNP Paribas’s Corporate and Institutional Bank that is responsible for building relationships and originating business with global and local clients across the Asia Pacific region.

David joined BNP Paribas in May, 2016 from Citigroup, where he forged a highly successful 26-year career culminating in the position as Head of Investor Sales and Relationship Management, Asia Pacific.  Of David’s 30 years in the financial services industry, the last 23 years have been in the Asia Pacific region, prior to which he worked for Salomon Brothers in San Francisco and New York.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Stanford University.


Vice Chairman

Kok Wei CHU


CFA,Senior Managing Director and Group Head, Treasury & Markets

Mr Chu Kok Wei is the Group Head of Treasury & Markets. His areas of responsibility include CIMB Group’s markets, sales, trading and structuring businesses in interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, commodities, equity and their derivatives; capital markets origination for debt, convertibles and hybrids; fixed income investments; and the funding and liquidity management operations for the CIMB Group.

Prior to joining CIMB in 2003, Mr Chu had six years experience with a major European bank developing its local currency fixed income business in both Malaysia and Singapore. Since joining Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad, Mr Chu played an active role in the formation of group wide treasury and market businesses across the various organic and inorganic growth of the Group.

Mr Chu holds a MSc in Finance and Economics with Distinction and First Class Honours of BSc (Econ) Economics from The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. He is also a CFA charter holder.


Vice Chairman

John TAN

Standard Chartered

Global Head, Financial Markets Regions

John Tan was appointed Global Head, Financial Markets Regions on 1 September 2020 where he has oversight of the Financial Markets Regional Heads and Financial Markets Country Heads agenda globally.

Prior to this role, John was Regional Head, Financial Markets, East where he led the Financial Markets business in Greater China, North Asia, ASEAN and South Asia in July 2018 – August 2020.

John joined Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited in 2007 as Head of Global Markets, he developed strong relationship with the regulators and was instrumental in growing the franchise.

He was appointed Co-Head of Wholesale Banking and Head of Global Markets, Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong in 2012; Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Limited in 2014 and Regional Head, Financial Markets, Greater China & North Asia in 2018.

John has over 30 years of financial markets experience in Asia and held senior positions in various financial institutions covering regional financial markets business in Asia Pacific before joining Standard Chartered.

John holds a Bachelor Degree of Social Science from University of Hong Kong and Master Degree of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.



Marsha YUAN


Managing Director, IB Operating Officer and CCS Operating Officer, Asia-Pacific

Marsha joined UBS Investment Bank as the APAC IB OO and the APAC CCS OO based in Hong Kong in April 2017, with responsibility for the oversight of the F2B control environment from a consolidated view across the IB’s businesses in the region. 

Prior to taking this post, Marsha served as the Head of Group Regulatory Advisory and Relations within the UBS Group Regulatory and Governance team, based in London. She was responsible for the management of the Group’s regulatory engagement with key regulators in the US, UK, CH, EMEA, and APAC. She has worked in a variety of roles in the industry including as the lead examiner at the UK Financial Services Authority (and Financial Conduct Authority) supervising electronic trading activity in Investment Banks and High Frequency Trading firms. Her background is in asset backed securities, including origination and distribution of RMBS, CMBS and other structure products in the US. 

Marsha has a BA in Finance from the University of Washington and a MBA from the University of Oxford.



Mark Austen


Mark Austen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA).  Since joining ASIFMA in 2012, he has led the expansion of the association to encompass Equities, Compliance, Post-Trade and Asset Management in addition to its original division for Fixed Income, and its membership has grown to over 130 firms.

Mark was also the CEO of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) from 2016 to 2018, which represents the common interests of the world’s leading financial and capital market participants, and speaks for the industry on the most important global market issues.  GFMA brings together three of the world’s leading financial trade associations to address the increasingly important global regulatory agenda and to promote coordinated advocacy efforts. GFMA comprises ASIFMA based in Hong Kong, The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) in London and Brussels and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) in New York and Washington.

Mark’s key objectives at ASIFMA are to expand its product divisions, continue to build a broad membership base and further strengthen its ability to act as a collective voice for the industry.

Mark was formerly with AFME as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, he was AFME’s head of the Capital Markets Division and served as its Acting Chief Executive from December 2009 to September 2010. Mark helped facilitate the successful merger of the London Investment Bankers Association and SIFMA Europe to create AFME in November 2009 and steered the newly formed association through its first year of operation. Mark joined AFME (then called The Bond Market Association or TBMA) in 2005 to head up the European Primary Dealers Association (EPDA), which addressed issues of specific interest to government bond markets. He was instrumental in the formation of the Global Rates Division, the Credit Division, and the Covered Bond Division, and also managed the negotiation and integration of the European Securities Forum (ESF), which became the Post Trade Division, into what was then known as SIFMA Europe. More recently, Mark was the driving force behind the establishment of the Global FX Division and the creation of the AFME Equities Board. In addition to his other duties at AFME, he headed up the Advocacy Division and held overall responsibility for AFME’s financial matters and membership.

Prior to joining AFME, Mark worked for MTS Group, the European trading platform for fixed income securities, where he was head of Legal and Compliance. Before his work at MTS, Mark spent three years as head of an international environmental web portal.

Mark has stepped down from his positions on the board of the International Council of Securities Associations (ICSA), the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) at the Centre of European Policy Studies (CEPS), and the Advisory Board of Quorum 15 in order to concentrate fully on his work at ASIFMA. He was a member of the Ontario Bar and holds an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and an LL.B. from Osgoode Law School in Toronto.