Managing and Understanding the Key Market Risks of 2018 – Inflation and Interest Rates

Committee Meeting
Asia, Banking & Finance
Date and Time: 
28 Mar 2018
08:30 to 10:00
Wednesday, 28 March, 2018 - 08:30 to 10:00
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French Chamber Meeting Room, 541 Orchard Road #09-01 Liat Towers, Singapore
Registration Dates: 
22 Jan 2018
27 Mar 2018

2018 started off with greater volatility than the doldrum markets of 2017. Confronted with a different animal, the change in market dynamics fundamentals has caught many financial institutions and customers off guard. Instead of 2017’s geopolitical uncertainties, the fear of inflation and interest rate hikes around the world are now taking centre stage. But life has always been about the dance between uncertainties and possibilities, the key is being prepared for them and understanding what can be done to manage the risk.


In this session Aaron Chia, Head of FX Dealing and Digital Solutions, Western Union, will run through the key risks on the horizon that could significantly impact exchange rates in the next 6 months. He will also take a deeper look into how successful SMEs manage their risk by being forward looking and putting in place strategies that can lead to positive results.


A session relevant for any decision makers in a business where foreign exchange impacts on top-line revenue or bottom line profitability. 



- Please note that this event is restricted to French Chamber members only -

About the Speaker


Aaron Chia, Head of FX Dealing and Digital Solutions, Director of Western Union Business Solutions for Singapore


Aaron Chia is a veteran with 14 years of working experience in the Banking and Finance industry. Aaron’s baptism of fire into the world of FX and Treasury started when he was a Derivatives Trader and Risk Manager with a London proprietary hedge fund, trading stock index arbitrage and managing the firm's FX portfolio risk through bonds and cross currency swaps.


Since then, he has progressed to Senior positions with one of the major local Banks in Singapore, first as the Head of Treasury Sales, Global Markets (Business Banking), managing Treasury sales with a desk of 10 dealers, through a network of 51 branches and 104 Relationship Managers. He lead the team dealing in various asset classes such as FX, Bonds, Structured Deposits, Commodities and Option structures.


Aaron went on to take senior position with the same Bank as Vice President, Group Channels and Digitalisation. Aaron’s mandate was to establish the Bank’s Fintech ecosystem play with SMEs, Corporates and regulators; while driving digitalisation in the delivery of FX and SME solutions.


Currently, Aaron is serving as Country Manager, Head of Dealing and Digital Solutions at Western Union Business Solutions in Singapore. In this capacity, Aaron is tasked with the primary responsibility of managing FX sales and retention with a desk of 16 dealers and through a network of Business Development Managers; while overseeing digitalisation of WUBS customer base from backend process optimization to front end engagement and reach amplification.


Given his depth and breadth of his Banking, Finance and FX Digitalisation knowledge, Aaron has been invited to speak on numerous occasions throughout his career.


 Terms & Conditions


  • This event is for members only. 
  • Full payment is required upon registration. 
  • Should you need to cancel, please do so no later than two working days before the date of the event.
  • No shows will not be refunded.
  • Please note that photographs and videos may be taken during the event for news and publicity purposes.