Chief Compliance Officer, Gemini
Andy Meehan is the Chief Compliance Officer for Gemini Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. A New York-qualified attorney, Andy has spent the last ten years in Asia, both as a litigator in private practice and as in-house counsel to international financial institutions like Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. Andy focuses on complex cross-border civil litigation, civil and criminal enforcement matters, financial crimes risk and compliance. Prior to launching his legal career, Andy was a Captain and Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, where he specialized in the detection and investigation of financial crimes, industrial espionage, and counterintelligence operations.
Opening Panel: DeFi-CeFi Outlook: Risk, Regulation and the Rise of Decentralised Financial Crime
Co-Head of Financial Markets, Wholesale Banking Legal, Standard Chartered Bank
John Ho is the Head of Legal, Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Bank (“SCB”), overseeing and providing legal advisory, transactional and documentation support for Financial Markets (FM) business globally for Standard Chartered Bank. John is the co-chair of the ISDA’s South East Asia Legal and Regulatory Committee and has been deeply involved in financial markets and regulatory reforms initiatives. John plays an active role in supporting digitisation and adoption of new or innovative technology initiatives such as blockchain, distributed ledger technology and smart contracts. He is an active participant in the industry’s Fintech and blockchain events and has shared insights on the legal and regulatory framework relating to development of Fintech and Digital Assets. He is the chair of FIA Fintech and Digital Assets Study Group and co-chair of Financial Services SIG, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). He is a mentor of UK FCA Digital Sandbox, R3 and LongHash, both global incubator networks which provide, amongst other things, a full range of support for start-ups working on distributed ledger technology related projects. John is qualified as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore and he received his law degree from the National University of Singapore.
Unintended Consequences: Regulation, Supervision and Oversight of CBDCs & Global Stablecoins
Managing Director, Legal & Regulations, Temasek
Jason is currently MD, Head of Regulatory and Compliance in Temasek. Jason is a highly regarded financial and corporate lawyer with experience across derivatives, banking and securities regulation, technology and data, commodities , carbon trading and private equity. He is trusted advisor to clients on a wide range of legal, regulatory, business, corporate strategy and governance issues. Jason has also experience in advising and working on restructurings and workouts, regulatory investigations for conduct and compliance issues (e.g. market misconduct), and drafting internal compliance procedures and codes. He has successfully led multiple regulatory change programs across diverse business areas and geographies. He has also been an active participant to various industry bodies and initiatives.
Beyond Market Neutral: Asset Managers and Proprietary Positions in Crypto
Founder & Managing Director, Blocks
Kenneth Bok is Managing Director of Blocks, a web3 advisory based in Singapore. Kenneth was previously Head of Growth and Strategy at Zilliqa, where he led ecosystem and business development. He was also lead organiser for De/Centralize 2018, a groundbreaking conference on digital assets and blockchain. Kenneth started his career in finance as an equities trader with Goldman Sachs. As a digital asset investor since 2014, he has invested in Ethereum, Cosmos and Tezos at seed-stage, and is an active angel investor in web3 startups. Kenneth speaks regularly at technology events, writes for prominent industry platforms, and has been featured on many leading media outlets. Kenneth holds an M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College and an M.A. in Philosophy from CIIS.
Regulatory Arbitrage and the Golden Age of Stablecoins, NFTs and GameFi
Product & Strategy, Moody's Analytics
Panel: Building a Blueprint for Banks in the Crypto Sector
Senior Advisor to the Board, HashKey Group
Panel: CeFi-DeFi Outlook: Risk, Regulation and the Rise of Decentralised Financial Crime
CEO, BTC Markets
Panel: Building a Blueprint for Banks in the Crypto Sector
Head of Legal and Government Affairs, TRM Labs
Ari Redbord is Head of Legal and Government Affairs at TRM Labs, blockchain intelligence company that helps organizations detect, assess and investigate crypto-related fraud and financial crime. Prior to joining TRM Labs, he served as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary and the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the United States Department of Treasury. In this capacity, he worked with teams from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and other Treasury and interagency components on issues related to sanctions, the Bank Secrecy Act, cryptocurrency and anti-money laundering strategies. Previously, Mr. Redbord served as a Senior Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he investigated and prosecuted cases related to cryptocurrency, terrorist financing, sanctions evasion, export control, child exploitation and human trafficking. He has received numerous awards from FinCEN, the FBI, and the United States Attorney's Office, including the Attorney General's Award for leading an interagency task force dedicated to prosecuting those who abuse and exploit children.
Presentation: Digging into the Darkside: Sources of Wealth, Emerging Crypto Crime Trends & Typologies
Kerry Holdings Professor, University of Hong Kong
Douglas W. Arner is the Kerry Holdings Professor in Law, Director of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law, an RGC Senior Fellow, and Associate Dean (Taught Postgraduate) of the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. At HKU, he co-founded and is the Faculty Director of the LLM Compliance and Regulation, LLM Corporate and Financial Law, LITE (Law, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship), and EAIEL (East Asian International Economic Law and Policy) Programmes. In addition, Douglas is Associate Director of the Standard Chartered Foundation-HKU FinTech Academy, a Senior Visiting Fellow of Melbourne Law School of the University of Melbourne, a non-executive director of NASDAQ and Euronext listed Aptorum Group, an Advisory Board Member of the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE), and co-founder and an executive board member of the Asia Pacific Structured Finance Association. He has served as a consultant with, among others, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UN, APEC, Alliance for Financial Inclusion, and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Panel: Unintended Consequences: Regulation, Supervision and Oversight of CBDCs & Global Stablecoins
ex-Secretary General, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
Fireside Chat: Crypto and Bank Capital Requirements
Varied regulatory approaches across jurisdictions are creating uncertainty for crypto markets. However, given relentless investor demand and increasing institutional participation in the asset class, one way or another regulators will have to take action to both promote investor freedoms and safeguard against risk and consumer harm.
From New York to London to Singapore, all eyes are on the decisions being made by lawmakers and regulators to ensure crypto markets remain accessible, are safe and resilient, and are not used for illicit purposes.
This half day event will explore the APAC regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies, CBDCs, global stablecoins and other digital assets, as well as best practices for crypto businesses and incumbent financial institutions to mitigate risk and safeguard investors as the industry matures.
This event will be hosted in an online format by Regulation Asia.