Asian Insurance Forum 2022

Societe Generale in association with AsiaRisk present Asian Insurance Forum, an exclusive event bringing together industry leaders. In-depth presentations, panel discussions with some of the leading lights in the industry, interactive workshops, receptions and networking opportunities.

Societe Generale in association with Asia Risk is delighted to present our 13th annual Asian Insurance Forum.

This exclusive invitation only event will bring together industry leaders to discuss the latest challenges and opportunities faced by the Asian insurance markets.

The 13th annual Asian Insurance Forum is running virtually in 2022. The online sessions will be broadcast live on October 12th, allowing the content and interaction to be kept at the most engaging level and facilitating communication between speakers and participants.

2022 session highlights

  • Global Economic Outlook: From USD Rates to Inflation and More
  • Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) - Asia 2025 Implementation
  • Balance Sheet Optimization: from Global Equity Correction to Adapting to the Interest Rates Hiking Cycle
  • Long Term Protected Equity Solutions
  • The road to ESG Integration
  • New Opportunities in the Financing Space

Frank BENZIMRA

Head of Asia Equity Strategy

Societe Generale

Frank Benzimra joined Société Générale in 1994 and has worked in various equity derivatives and research positions in Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong. He is currently Head of Asia Equity Strategy and a Multi-Asset Strategist. Frank is part of the Global Asset Allocation team, which has been ranked No.1 in the Extel survey from 2008 to 2019. He is a graduate of Sciences-Po and the London School of Economics; he has also been a research student at Tokyo University.

Florence COEROLI

Head of Asset Backed Products Asia-Pacific

Societe Generale

Florence joined the securitisation department of SG Paris in 2006 as a structurer on ABS transactions.

She has been involved in transactions on a large scale of jurisdictions, in both cash and synthetic format, involving multiple asset classes from very granular receivable portfolio to more bespoke transactions on structured finance loans.

Leveraging on her transversal knowledge of asset-backed products, Florence is now leading the SG team dedicated to this activity for Asia-Pacific, with presence in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.

Florence holds an engineering degree from Ecole des Mines d’Alès and a specialised postgraduate degree in Finance from the ESSEC Business School.
Olivier DAGUET

Head of Structuring for Products & Solutions, Global Markets - Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Olivier currently serves as Head of Structuring for Products & Solutions, Global Markets for Asia Pacific region.  He has joined Société Générale in 1998.

Prior to his current position, Olivier was Deputy Head of Structuring for Products & Solutions, and Head of the Cross Structuring, Group Global Markets for Asia Pacific region. Before wording in Asia Pacific, Olivier was the Head of Financial Engineering in the Cross Asset Solution division of Global Markets for the Americas. Similar to Asia, the range of products offered to Société Générale’s investor base in the Americas includes customized solutions linked to Equities, Commodities, Interest Rate, Credit, Currencies and Hedge Funds. In the insurance space, Olivier has helped create the two Societe Generale wholly owned reinsurance companies and transact full reinsurance and capital market reinsurance solutions with US and non-US direct writers.

Before going to the U.S., Olivier worked in Hong Kong in the Equity Corporate Finance/Corporate Derivatives team focused on designing derivative solutions for key Asian clients.  He holds an MSc in Finance and Business Administration from the Colorado School of Mines and is a Graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique Paris where he majored in Math and Finance.

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Eric HUANG

Head of QIS, Asia

Societe Generale

Eric currently serves as Head of QIS, Asia. Prior to joining Société Générale in May 2018, Eric was the Head of Quantitative and Alternative Investments at CSOP Asset management from 2016. Before then, he was with Equity and Hybrids Structuring team at Goldman Sachs basing in Hong Kong from 2009.

Eric holds a Master of Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and Master of Business Administration from National Taiwan University.

Vijay KANNAN

Asia Macro Strategist

Societe Generale

Vijay joined the EM Strategy team in 2018, and currently works as an EM Strategist from SG Singapore. He has extensive experience in quantitative research, modelling, building analytics, and has been responsible for covering India and Indonesia strategy and advancing the EM team’s thematic research on ESG. Vijay holds a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from NTU Singapore and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Bits-Pilani University, India.

Michelle LAM

Greater China Economist

Societe Generale

Michelle covers China and Taiwan and is based in Hong Kong. She started her career at BNP Paribas London where she worked with a team of European economists and helped analyse topical macroeconomic issues. Before joining SG, she was a Senior Economist at TS Lombard, an independent research company, and focused on a number of Asian economies. Michelle holds an M. Phil. in Economics from Cambridge University and a first-class honors degree in Economics from UCL.

Pierre LECONTE

Director, Structured Products Engineer, Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Based in Hong Kong, Pierre Leconte is a financial engineer part of Société Générale Global Markets Cross Structuring Group. He joined the team in 2018 and mostly handles trades for institutional clients in Asia-Ex Japan. Prior to that Pierre spent 8 years as a financial engineer at Lyxor AM both in Paris and Hong Kong where he was in charge of structuring alternative investment and structured funds. He started his career in the SG Group as an equity linked derivatives structurer in Tokyo in 2006. Pierre holds a master’s degree in finance from Neoma Business School in France.

Jerome NIDDAM

Head of Global Markets, Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Jerome currently serves as Head of Global Markets, Asia Pacific.

Prior to taking up the current role, he was Head of Pricing and New Products for Cross Asset Solutions, Asia Pacific, then Head of Financial Engineering, Global Markets, Asia Pacific.

Jerome joined Societe Generale Paris in 2004 as a Financial Engineer in the Equity Derivatives Department. He transferred to New York in 2006, before taking up the post of Head of Financial Engineering for Japan in 2008.

Jerome graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, and holds a Master’s degree in Actuarial Science from the Institut de Science Financiere et d’Assurances

as well as a Master’s degree in Financial Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique.

Tommy PAULHAN

Head of Fixed Income Pricing, Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Tommy is the Head of Fixed Income Pricing, Asia Pacific.

He is in charge of the Fixed Income structuring team for APAC which mandate is to provide products and solutions for corporate, distribution and institutional clients with a focus on structured and exotic products across rates, credit and forex. Previously, he was Head of Commodity Investor Group, Asia Pacific based in Singapore where he oversaw the pricing, product push and trading of commodity investor products for financial institutions. He was also in charge of developing our exotic business with corporate clients.

Tommy joined the Singapore office from Societe Generale in Paris where he was a trader, managing the investor and corporate commodity structured products book since 2011. Tommy joined Societe Generale in 2006 where he started his career as a Market Risk Manager for the hedge funds platform in Paris. He was subsequently appointed as a Quantitative Market Risk Manager for exotic equity derivatives in 2009. Tommy is a graduate from Centrale-Supelec with a major in Applied Mathematics in Finance.

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Olivier RENOUX

Head of Equity Pricing and Cross Asset QIS, Asia

Societe Generale

Olivier Renoux started in New York as an M&A investment banker covering in Latin America. In 2005 he moved to Markets and joined Société Générale in New York as an equity derivatives pricer.

In 2010 he moved to Hong Kong to serve as Head of Equity Pricing for Asia ex-Japan and over the years assumed more responsibilities in the areas of Cross Asset Strategy and QIS. He now serves as head of Equity Pricing and Cross Asset QIS for Asia.

Olivier holds a Masters in Financial Engineering from Centrale – Paris and a Master in Political Science from Sciences-Po Paris.

Bharat SACHANANDANI

Head of ESG, Solutions & Product Strategy, Global Markets, Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Bharat Sachanandani is head of ESG, Solutions & Product Strategy for Societe Generalein Asia, based in Singapore.

Operating across ESG, Quant Investing and Flow Derivatives, his team packages content & advisory with product, which is then delivered to clients via trade ideas, or as tailored bespoke solutions.

Bharat has spent over 15 years working in Asian financial markets and has held roles on both the buyside and sellside and across asset classes.

He holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College and a Masters in Public Affairs (Economic Policy) from Columbia University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder

Ibrahima SALL

Head of G10 Rates

Societe Generale

Ibrahima currently serves as Head of G10 Rates, Hong Kong.

Prior to taking up the current role, he has held various trading positions across multiple products including G10 Interest Rates Swaps, Cross Currency & FX Swaps, SSA/Covered Bonds. He benefits from an international experience having worked in Paris and London after joining Société Générale in 2012. 

Ibrahima holds a MSc in Finance from ESSEC Business School and a MSc in Computer Science from INSA Lyon. 

Kiyong SEONG

Lead Asia Macro Strategist

Societe Generale

Kiyong joined SG in March 2018 with responsibility for covering interest rate markets in Asia. In this capacity he undertakes research on local markets covering macro strategy and investment recommendations. He has 20 years of broad, multi-asset class experience, at investment banks and asset managers across foreign exchange, equities and fixed income with various responsibilities of trader, portfolio manager and strategist. Prior to joining SG, he was an Asia Rates Strategist at Deutsche Bank after working at HSBC in the same capacity. Prior to these investment banking roles, he was fixed income strategist and equity portfolio manager at Samsung Asset Management. He holds an MIF degree from London Business School and a Bachelor degree from Yonsei University in Economics.

Onno VLEESHOUWER

Global Co Head of Insurance for SGCIB

Societe Generale

He started working at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi in 1993. Throughout his career in Amsterdam, Paris and London he specialized in derivatives and structured solutions for financial institutions, with over the past decade a focus on Insurers. At SG he has been involved in implementing innovative hedging solutions for insurance risks, capital optimization and capital release transactions for insurers, and is currently focused solutions to counter the low yield environment.

Prior to joining Societe Generale in 2008 he worked at JPM. He is a Dutch citizen, with a master’s degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Jung-Jin YOON

Head of Global Markets Cross Asset Sales, Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Jung-Jin joined Societe Generale in 2007 within the Sales team for Korea covering equity derivatives, based in Hong Kong. Prior to his current role, Jung-Jin was the Head of Cross Asset Distribution Sales for Korea following his relocation to Seoul with the expansion of Societe Generale’s onshore Korea platform. Later on he moved back to Hong Kong where he became Head of Global Markets Cross Asset Sales for Private Banks. In 2019 he was appointed Head of Cross Asset Distribution Sales for Asia, in addition to his previous mandate.

Prior to joining Societe Generale, Jung-Jin worked at Macquarie in Seoul within the Financial Advisory and Project Financing team.

Jung-Jin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Yonsei University in Korea.

Ronald YOUNG

Director, Sustainable Finance, Impact Structuring, Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Ronald is primarily responsible for the origination and structuring of mainstream sustainable finance solutions such as green/ social loans and bonds as well as sustainability-linked financial instruments across sectors. He is also involved in the structuring of innovative solutions to scale up new business models and attract funding that deliver positive impact.

Prior to his current role, Ronald was a Director with Societe Generale’s Energy Finance and Advisory team in Asia Pacific. He has over 16 years of international experience in structured finance and principal investing in the renewable energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

Ronald graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Management & Technology Dual Degree Program, with a Bachelor in Economics (in Finance) from the Wharton School and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He holds a Master of Business Law, the CFA charter and the Certificate in ESG Investing.