Andrew Doyle

Andrew has over 20 years of international trading experience in Asia and Australia. He is currently an independent consultant and Managing Director of FRA Solutions, based in Singapore and remains active in the areas of currency, interest rates and equity trading and marketing as well as operational and technological support.

His previous experience includes being Regional Marketer for Derivatives at ABN AMRO Bank NV in Singapore. His responsibilities included structuring and pricing complex derivative risk management solutions for bank, corporate and government customers as well as training & new product development. These products covered then entire scope of the bank's suite including Spot & Forward Currency & Money Markets, Non Deliverable Forwards (NDFs) Fixed Income, Forward Rate Agreements, Asset & Liability Swaps, Interest Rate and Cross Currency Swaps, Interest Rate & Currency Options, Equity & Fixed Income Derivatives and Exotic Options. He was the driving force behind the bank's development of swap trading books in New Taiwan Dollars & Indian Rupee.

Before joining ABN AMRO, Andrew was the Manager for Australian and New Zealand Dollar Bond Options at BZW, Sydney. His responsibilities included price making, risk management and strategic marketing of Australian and New Zealand Bond options globally. During his time there, he grew the business of BZW to be both the largest Bond option business in Australia as well as the largest within the Barclays group.

Andrew also spent several years working for State Bank of New South Wales as a Treasury Manager in Interest Rate Options and Foreign Exchange. He also has extensive trading experience in FX, Interest Rate, Equity and Commodity Markets.

Andrew has been a member of the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) OTC Interest Rate Options Market Committee.

Andrew has conducted seminars in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, The Philippines and Vietnam as well as in Europe, Africa and the United States. His courses cover all aspects of banking, risk management and treasury products including option & other derivative pricing, valuation, risk management and trading strategies.

As well as being regularly interviewed on CNBC on matters of interest to the Asian financial community, Andrew has conducted training programmes for organisations including Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Indonesian Banking Reconstruction Agency (IBRA/BPPN), Securities Industry Development Centre (SIDC) in Malaysia, The Ratings Agency of Malaysia (RAM), Institute Bank-Bank Malaysia (IBBM), Association of Merchant Banks Malaysia (AMBM), Malaysian Derivatives Exchange (MDEX), Research Institute Asia Pacific (RIAP), Development Bank of Southern Africa, ABN Amro, Citibank, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and JPMorgan as well as a large number of Asian-based banks.

He remains an active trader for his own account.

Andrew holds degrees in Finance, Economics and Psychology.

Daniel Stone

Daniel has, provided training and development and other knowledge and research-based services to large financial concerns doing business in Asia. These services include technical curriculum design, implementation, and delivery, research and business-analysis, development of training and assessment content, program design and management of new-hire induction programs, electronic learning advisory services and e-content research and development.

Daniel's professional background prior to learning and development was as a banker, with his career beginning in the early 1980s. He held roles as a currency and interest rate derivatives dealer and product structurer, commercial lender, and credit analyst. He entered treasury and capital markets with First Chicago in 1988, as an interest rate derivatives sales specialist and later as an FX Options dealer. He later held similar more senior roles with Barclays London, Bank Indosuez Paris, and NationsBank London.

Moving into consulting in 1997, he first worked as a freelance instructor. In this time, he delivered hundreds of days of workshop and seminar raining in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Clients included European and American banks, inter-dealer brokers, software houses, and financial training firms. In 2001, he joined Standard Chartered Bank, to head training globally for the Wholesale Bank. Serving as key L+D liaison to the various business lines for needs analysis, training strategy, globally offered product-knowledge workshops, soft skills training, compliance, and regulatory topics. His mandate encompassed thousands of delegate training-days, a large funded annual budget, and deployment of dozens of internal and external instructors. He directed design and production of electronic content for wealth management product training, managed global roll-out and implementation of e-Learning. He was program director for SCB's 12-week long international graduates program.

Joining FRA as a partner in 2005, Daniel has since brought his technical and L+D expertise to bear in three major Asian growth areas: knowledge-process centralisation, wealth management, and risk and regulation. Notable projects he has recently designed and implemented include (1) a multi-year internal certification program for a private bank, in which 150 employees were trained and assessed for internal certification in areas of product knowledge and risk management, (2) a year-long development and roll-out program involving business process analysis and content development of re-usable web-based training materials for major investment bank operating in 17 Asian countries, and (3) in 2007 and 2008, he was program director and lead instructor of a six-week long multi-topical annual training program for an Asian central bank.

Daniel holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School, belongs to the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and holds their Financial Risk Manager certificate.

Stuart Sutton

Stuart is a Quality Risk Management practitioner with over 25 years’ experience practicing Assurance, Compliance, Operational Excellence and Operational Risk Management in a variety of fields such as Pharmaceutical operations, Logistics, System development and Group Operational Risk Banking within North and South Asia, North America and Australia.

His previous experience was Group Assurance and Operational Excellence for Operational Risk Management and Governance at Standard Chartered bank. Prior to this he was Asia Pacific Quality Lead for Merck responsible for all quality and risk matters.

Stuart developed his passion for Quality and Risk Management at a range of multinational companies such as Eli Lilly, Merck, Schering Plough and Pfizer where he has a depth of experience ranging from Greenfield site design/startup, operations as well as Site closure and Global technology transfer.

Stuart has extensive experience implementing systems to measure and improve compliance, quality and operational risk management ranging from design of processes, development of solutions, training as well as audit preparedness and deep dive review looking for systemic issues and areas for improvement. He is passionate about Balanced Score Cards and the use of performance measurement to drive sustainable workplace productivity/compliance and risk management.

Stuart has an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester University U.K. Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemistry from the University of Technology, Sydney. As well he is a retired Captain of the Australian Army graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon, Diploma in Military Operations.

Jennifer Stratton

Jennifer has 18 years experience working in financial markets in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Korea, South Africa and Dubai. Having recently returned to Singapore, Jennifer is one of the senior consultants at FRA.

Previous to joining FRA Jennifer was a one of the managers of the Bloomberg Analytics department, where she worked in Australia, Japan and Singapore where she managed the regional analytics team. At her time at Bloomberg Jennifer ran extensive training courses in house for her staff, those new to financial markets and the more experienced members of the team for continued training. She also ran client seminars all around Asia, with courses for graduates or those very new to financial markets to product professionals in equities, equity derivatives, fixed income and fixed income derivatives and cash and portfolio management techniques.

Jennifer's regional focus has meant that she has conducted training sessions all over Asia.

Analysis covered by the Bloomberg sales support team included equities markets analysis, the construction and risk analysis of portfolio equity portfolios. For fixed interest client's analysis of portfolio construction techniques, risk analysis, hedging strategies and yield curve analysis. For derivative clients Jennifer assisted with understanding of derivative products, markets and investment strategies.

Previous to joining Bloomberg, Jennifer experience was in the funds management sector of the Australian market beginning in the late 1980's. Jennifer's experience with several different investment divisions was focused on portfolio strategy and analysis, asset allocation - both strategic and tactical and risk management roles. And the assessment and management of portfolio risk. Her experience covers leading the asset allocation: strategic and tactical committees developing the long term neutral benchmark strategies for client funds, based on analysis of client risk appetite. As a lead the tactical asset allocation committees Jennifer analysed macro market and economic themes and developed quantitative models to forecast broad market movements in the Asia-Pacific region. To take views on the direction of the global economy with an emphasis on Asia-Pacific and make tactical asset allocation decisions for the portfolios.

As part of the risk analysis side of the roles Jennifer set up risk management standards and monitored and reported these to fund managers and fund owners on a regular basis. She also managed the performance attribution models, performance presentations and client liaison. She also built and maintained studies of peer funds management philosophies and performance. Jennifer also worked at intra asset class levels, building stock ranking models, managing the “analysts alpha” equity portfolios and analysing strategy and market timing models.

Jennifer has completed both a Masters and Bachelors degrees in Finance.

Benny Chan

Benny started his own learning & development consultancy practice after more than 26 years in the banking and financial services industry. He has worked at UBS AG, Standard Chartered Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Price Waterhouse Coopers and KPMG Peat Marwick (Australia). His passion is to deliver significant value for clients to drive business performance and build world-class human capital capabilities from his broad experience and exposure in organizational development.

For over 10 years he has held senior management positions in training functions at major financial institutions. His relevant experience covers consumer banking, corporate & institutional banking, investment banking, global markets and wealth management division. He has developed strong leadership and management track record in providing consulting advice and building successful partnership with senior management to execute business strategies across Asia.

His most recent position as Executive Director at UBS AG, Wealth Management Division, he was the Head of Education & Development function for the Greater China region. Previous to that he was appointed the Head of Learning & Development at Standard Chartered Bank responsible for North East Asia. Benny was selected as a Key Talent at UBS AG as one of the top performers with high potential for 3 consecutive years. At Standard Chartered Bank, he had received the bank’s Chairman’s Award for Excellence for his contributions.

His subject matter expertise includes strategic management & planning, delivering high impact sales training programs, building sales coaching culture, finance & investment knowledge, leadership competencies assessment & development, mentoring and talent development. He has extensive experience in the design and development of comprehensive training curriculum. It includes customized programs covering trusted based selling, client advisor certification, new joiners’ induction and integration, key client education and structured trainings for new private banker transformation during high growth period.

As the Head of Advisory and Sales training he was instrumental in implementing training programs that focused on the consistent execution of the Client Experience framework and prospecting management to support the bank’s aggressive business expansion and ambitions. Benny achieved strong recognition in the training, integration of new staff and leadership team development following the UBS investment in Beijing Securities in China. He also led the development of simulated client meeting training and coaching programs for enhancing the performance of client advisors.

At Standard Chartered Bank Benny was a member of the top leadership team in Hong Kong. He had successfully implemented the bank’s Graduate Trainee structured training program, the Gallup Q12 employee engagement, new corporate values launch, mentoring for talents and change implementation programs for line managers. Benny is certified as a Gallup Strengthsfinders coach and provided coaching for the bank’s top talents.

He successfully implemented the training function re-engineering and restructuring project that included the introduction of new Learning Management System and the migration of training administration support to India resulting in significant reduction in training staff headcount and major cost savings. Other business contributions include the development of Wholesale Bank Structured Derivatives Sales Clinics and Customer Sales & Service Re-engineering for Consumer Bank (CB) and new CB branch launch in China and Korea locations.

Benny has previously spent 7 years in front line senior sales positions at Standard Chartered Bank, Global Derivatives team and the Sanwa Bank group (now Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) responsible Asia Pacific region client relationships, structuring and marketing of interest rate, currency and equity derivatives to meet corporate and financial institution requirements. Prior to that, he had been involved in bank consulting, IPO and audit as a banking specialist at Price Waterhouse Coopers and KPMG Peat Marwick.

Benny holds a Master of Applied Finance degree from the Macquarie University in Australia and a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting from the University of New South Wales. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Technology Management from the University of Queensland. Since 1990 he is a member of the Australian Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia.

Dr. Ronald Chung

Dr. Ronald Chung, an independent consultant and Senior Associate of FRA Solutions, is an expert in finance and strategy, providing training in topics as wide ranging as structured investment products, corporate finance, investment banking, and corporate governance.

Dr. Chung has worked for government organizations (on research projects in banking practices,) private corporations, and top-ranked universities, including Dartmouth College, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University and University of Michigan. Upon leaving academia, while still living in the U.S., Dr. Chung served as Director of Research for Credit Research Foundation, USA. He later became Senior Consultant for Treasury Management Association (now Association for Financial Professionals), where his role was to research best practice and to design training programs for senior financial executives in financial institutions and corporations. He later moved to Hong Kong in 1999 to focus on the Asia region.

Since then his consulting engagements have been with various multinational clients, including AMD, AT&T, Corning, Nokia, P&G, Pfizer, as well as in the financial industry. Among the international financial concerns he has consulted are AIG, Citigroup, HSBC, China Construction Bank, Band of China, China Merchants Bank and Bank of Communications.

In recent years, he has played key roles in the organizing of a number of major events, including the first Euro seminar in Hong Kong with HSBC. He has provided training workshops at senior levels for the Board of Directors of the Bank of China, and Nominee of Directors of World Bank.

Having published two books, Euro 2000 and Beyond: Value Creation Strategies for International Business, 1998 (published in the U.S.), and VAC Change Management Strategies for CEOs, 2005 (published in H.K.), Dr. Chung is the author of many articles published in Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and the U.S.

His academic credentials include B.A. from Stirling University in the U.K., and M.B.A. as well as Ph.D. (1991) in finance from Drexel University, USA.

Dr. Chung is a Fellow Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD) and an APEC Certified Business Consultant. An American citizen and Hong Kong resident, is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. He lives with his wife and 3 children in Hong Kong.

Kevin Chay

Kevin has extensive experience in management and professional development and financial technical training. Partnering his clients, Kevin develops and delivers high impact customized learning solutions that enables individuals to discover and leverage on their strengths and capabilities in attaining professional and personal goals.

Kevin began his career as an associate tutor in Curtin University's business school and later served as a lecturer in the Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS) Bachelor of Finance program.

He was Assistant Vice President at Overseas Union Bank's global markets division, focusing on structuring strategies to manage corporate clients' foreign exchange and interest rate portfolio risk. His regular training for clients enabled him to pursue his early career experience in learning & development.

As Manger, Organization Learning in Standard Chartered Bank, Kevin delivered the treasury product training for the Consumer Banking business. He extended his portfolio and took on the global wealth management training. Kevin moved to take on the role of Senior Manager, Management Development, Group Organization Learning where he was the curriculum architect and trainer for the design and delivery of the Bank's global management and professional development curriculum.

Continuing his training career with Merrill Lynch, Kevin was Vice President, Leadership & Talent Management, heading the learning & development and talent management for Bank's Pacific Rim operations and technology business groups.

Kevin has developed and delivered over 40 customized solutions spanning his corporate career.

In addition, Kevin has published articles in the Business Times, International Financing Review and SGX newsletters on foreign exchange hedging strategies, regional bond markets and global financial market developments.

Kevin has delivered management and professional development programs in South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Africa, UK and the US. A vibrant and engaging facilitator, Kevin draws energy from his personal passion in helping professionals unleash their potential through a wide array of tools and techniques. His strong belief in individual's ability to excel stems from harnessing their self motivation and a positive mindset.

Kevin is fluent in English and Cantonese.

Steven Lesser

Steve Lesser is an industry and services consultant with over 30 years work experience. This includes strategic consulting, development and implementation of organisational change, marketing, sales and credit programs and project management for multi-national and regional companies worldwide.

As InfoWorks International's Regional Managing Director, he established the partnership with his Chicago based partners in 1991, following a successful career in business and the financial services industry. Steve manages the Asia Pacific regional practice. Major clients include JP Morgan, Maybank, Petronas, Countrywide Bank, Renong Berhad, Citibank, Globe Telecom Philippines, Timex and many others. He has been actively consulting and training in Australia and New Zealand as well as the South East Asian Region (primarily in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Philippines) for over a decade.

Client implementations include state-of-the-art development and implementation of retail and commercial sales and marketing leadership programs for multi-national and regional companies as well as project, leadership and other high-leverage competency strategies. In addition, he consults with major companies in the integration of systems and information technology support in the areas of projects, marketing, sales, relationship selling, credit and company training, utilising traditional and alternative delivery systems. Implementations include the installation and use of just-in-time electronic support tools for high leverage competencies, utilising Intranet & multimedia.

As an adjunct university lecturer, he teaches in several market related programs at both graduate (MBA) and undergraduate level, specialising in marketing, retailing, project and finance disciplines. A frequent writer, Steve has published many articles relating to implementation of strategies, financial markets, marketing and sales. He has helped on a book and training outcomes related to the leading of organisations through the management of ideas. He has also provided advice, articles and reviews for publishers in Australia. He is also a Fellow, Associate, Director and Member of a number of industry related bodies.

Steve also speaks at local, regional & international management, financial and strategic conferences. Steve believes that real success comes from the development of long-term strategic retail & commercial business relationships.

Dr. John Dalle Molle

Dr. Dalle Molle is the Head of Quantitative Risk Measurement and Management at FRA Solutions.

He has been a consultant, financial trainer, software developer, invited research fellow, and lecturer in numerous countries including Australia, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States of America over his extensive career.

His areas of expertise focus on the area of modelling but also include Asset and Liability Management, Asset Allocation and Portfolio Management, Credit & Credit Derivatives, Financial Probability and Statistics including Monte Carlo Method and Financial Simulation Modelling.

Other consulting training and other professional activities have included working for numerous firms and/or institutions including Bank Thai, Bangkok; Futures and Options World (FOW), London; IBCASIA, Singapore; Institut Bank-Bank Malaysia, Malaysia; HSBC, Hong Kong and Singapore; Marcus Evans Singapore Limited, Singapore; RISK Conferences, United Kingdom; Scientific Application International Corporation, USA; and The Financial Training Company-Singapore.

He has also served as an ad-hoc reviewer for more than ten academic and professional journals including Journal of Money and International Finance, Journal of Time Series, and Journal of the America Statistical Society and Management Science. He is a frequent manuscript reviewer for major international financial publishers including Addison Wesley Longman and John Wiley and Sons.

He has held academic and/or research-related positions at Imperial College, London; Universite de Cergy-Pontoise, France; Universite de Nice at Sophia Antipolis, France; The Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, Mexico City Arizona State University, USA; the Centre for Financial Engineering at the National University of Singapore; and the Department of Finance at Massey University, New Zealand.

He has been involved in numerous software development, programming and coding and software adaptation projects and numerous empirical modelling projects. His statistical and financial software has been used in globally.

He holds two Masters degrees and a PhD; all from The University of Texas at Austin, USA.