Connect Forum Singapore 2022______

On 15th September 2022, we are hosting our Connect Forum event in Singapore – Embracing digital transformation, the future of funds.

During the event, we will explore the key trends that are driving industry innovation and advent of new business models and digital collective investments, including:

  • How changing investor demands has disrupted the traditional investment model?
  • How tokenisation can be applied to funds and how close is the world making it a reality?

Date: 15th September, 2022

Time: 4pm - 8:30pm SGT (Networking drinks start at 6:30pm SGT)

16:00 – 16:30 Registration

16:30 – 16:40 Welcome note

Andrew Tomlinson

Chief Marketing Officer, Calastone

16:40 – 17:00 Calastone company update

Having recently launched our new APAC HQ in Singapore; Ross Fox, Head of APAC will share what’s new at Calastone, including:
– Introducing our latest product roadmap
– Explore global macro trends driving change across the industry
– Share how Calastone’s Distributed Market Infrastructure (DMI) is enabling new services and investment models

Ross Fox

Managing Director - Head of APAC, Calastone

17.00 – 17.40 Panel: The future of digital investing

Technology innovation is speeding up how firms deliver change and enable better investor experiences. In this session, speakers will cover:
– What are the global trends driving digital transformation across the funds industry?
– How well equipped is the mutual fund to serve the need of today’s, and future, investors?
– What is the outlook for new tokenised investments in Singapore and Asia?


Becky Chiu

Director, Client Relationship Management, Asia, Calastone


Rene Michau

Global Head, Digital Assets, Standard Chartered

Gayathri Chandramouli

Regional Head of Global Distribution and Transfer Agency, ASEAN, HSBC

Katherine Cox

Head of Strategic Clients and Product, Asia, Schroders

Anshuman Asthana

Head of Post Trade, Marketnode

Justin Christopher

Co-head of Global Market Solutions, Calastone

17.40 – 18.00 Tokenisation – the next generation of investing

Asset management has long been touted as an industry ripe for innovation. The tokenisation of collective investments appears to be a natural evolution
to the traditional mutual fund model and would seemingly provide benefits to both fund managers and investors alike in the form of a fully digital, transparent and cost-effective product.
– How will tokenisation unlock new investment opportunities in the funds industry?
– Why is it important to asset managers?
– What are some of the benefits it will bring to end investors, and participants in the supply chain?

Edward Glyn

Managing Director – Head of Global Markets, Calastone

18.00 – 18.25 Fireside chat: Project Guardian – a pathway to mass adoption of tokenised digital assets

In May 2022, Monetary Authority of Singapore announced the launch of Project Guardian with the goal of exploring the benefits of asset tokenisation. In this session, Alan Lim from Monetary Authority of Singapore will share his views on:
– The changes tokenisation could bring to the financial industry
– The potential hurdles from a regulatory perspective
– How asset management firms and other tech companies can get involved


Alan Chalmers

CEO, Glendevon Capital Limited


Alan Lim

Head, Fintech Infrastructure Office, Monetary Authority of Singapore

18:25 – 18:30 Summary and close

Andrew Tomlinson

Chief Marketing Officer, Calastone

18:30 – 20:30 Networking drinks