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The Edge Singapore | US Markets Investment Forum

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The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium and Foyer, National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing Basement 1

1 Saint Andrew's Road

Singapore, 178957

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Trade tensions have battered investor confidence in the US economy and its markets. How should you prepare yourself for what's next?

Find out at The Edge Singapore's first-ever US Markets Investment Forum 2019!

*Complimentary refreshments provided

Our Speakers

Christopher Brankin

Christopher Brankin has been CEO of TD Ameritrade Singapore since 2011 and is responsible for managing the operations and strategic direction of the Singapore location. Before TD Ameritrade, Mr. Brankin was head trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange and was a market maker and broker from the Chicago Board of Trade. He has over 25 years of experience trading a variety of financial/investment products.



Howie Lee

Howie Lee is an economist at OCBC Bank, specialising in regional economies and commodities. He is responsible for analysing growth and trade flows, as well as providing commodities insights covering both the near and medium-term horizons. As an economist, his market views have been widely sought after by both the local and international media.

In his seven years in the industry, Howie has gained professional experience on the buy side, sell side and the government. He began his career at local derivatives broker Phillip Futures, where he provided global market coverage on macroeconomics and equity indices. He then moved on to agricultural commodity powerhouse Olam International, where he served as the hedge fund’s soft commodities analyst. In three years at Olam, Howie’s detailed coverage of his portfolio aided the trading desk in churning out profits every year, based on recommended long-short and spread strategies. Howie also had a stint with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), where he applied his econometric expertise to conduct stress tests on the local financial sector.



Vishnu Varathan

Based in Singapore, Vishnu Varathan is Head of Macroeconomics & Strategy for Mizuho Bank (Asia & Oceania). Apart from publishing macroeconomic papers/FX views and speaking on macroeconomic themes at regional seminars/conferences, Vishnu also articulates and exchanges views with regional central banks, sovereign wealth funds and policy think tanks.

In the policy circle, Vishnu is regularly involved in “closed door” discussions with Singapore’s Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Ministry of Manpower, Malaysia’s central bank as well as policy think tanks such AMRO (ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office) and Institute of Policy Studies. Vishnu is also a regular on media (CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC, Reuters TV, Channel News Asia & BFM), providing insights and “Mizuho views”.

Prior to joining Mizuho, Vishnu was Asia Economist with Capital Economics, a leading economics think tank and consultancy; before which, Vishnu headed Emerging Asia Macroeconomics and FX research at 4CAST (an independent research house). Vishnu has a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Sydney and did his undergraduate in Accountancy at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.



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