Vishal Kapoor

Executive director, functional audit head for risk and group finance

DBS Bank

Vishal Kapoor has 23 years’ experience in strategic planning, risk management, and capital planning advisory. He is currently heading the audit teams for Risk and Finance in DBS at the Group level. He has spent time in auditing, banking and consulting. His projects include reviewing ICAAP/ liquidity risk for 3 consecutive years for a major Singapore-based bank, and reporting the results to the board and the regulator. He addressed stress testing issues at an enterprise-wide level, set risk governance for banks in China and Singapore, conducted programme reviews for Basel II and provided over 700 hours ICAAP/ Basel III/ liquidity training to senior management and the board of various banks. Previously, he held key positions with JP Morgan, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse.  He holds an MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business and is a Chartered Accountant.

Martin Friedhoff



Martin is a Partner in KPMG China's Department of Professional Practice, looking after financial instruments related financial reporting issues. He has worked for international audit firms since 1997, increasingly specialising on accounting for financial instruments under IFRSs. Martin is originally from Germany but has also worked in New Zealand and Australia.

From 2008 to 2012, Martin was based in London as a key member of the IASB’s staff on the IFRS 9 project. He was deeply involved in all three phases of the project (classification and measurement, impairment, hedge accounting). He also managed the IASB’s Expert Advisory Panel on Impairment. During his time at the IASB, Martin also looked after the IASB’s project on accounting for dynamic risk management (‘macro hedging’), and presented to the IFRS Interpretations Committee on financial instruments related matters.

Martin works closely with the global technical accounting policy teams, and he has been a member of regional and global topic teams for many years. As part of these roles Martin also authored internal position papers as well contributing to external publications.

In his day to day work, Martin provides advice on the accounting for complex transactions. Hedge accounting is a particular focus of Martin’s work.

Robin M Trott

Executive Director

Norton Edge

Robin Trott is a former head of Prime Services’ Electronic Business in both Europe and Asia – covering institutional & corporate clients at both Citi and JPMorgan. In 2018 he founded Norton Edge in order to provide consultancy services across capital markets and financial technology, specializing in Derivatives, RegTech and IBOR Transition. Based out of Singapore, he works alongside larger international practices including Delta Capita, mobilizing projects and managing transformational change.

Previously, Robin has sponsored and run complex, global regulatory programmes including for MiFID II market microstructure, and driven advocacy efforts through industry bodies. His experience spans across asset classes, as well as the order, trade & contract lifecycle. Front Office Product roles involved the design and seamless implementation of trading platforms and real time risk systems; most notably, he was the designer-in-chief of Ullink’s (now itiviti) Order Management System and Fidessa’s (now ION) Derivative Trader Workstation.

Robin has an MSc in Finance from the Henley Business School, and recently completed the HBS’ Hedge Fund Executive Program. He blogs frequently on regulatory developments, financial technology and market structure.

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Desmond Yu

Associate Director

KPMG Advisory (Hong Kong) Limited

Desmond is an Associate Director with 10 years of experience in financial services in KPMG, specializing in banking, securities and investment management industry. Desmond has also worked in the financial services practice in KPMG United States for two and half years. His client portfolio includes international banks, broker-dealers and wealth management companies in Hong Kong.

Desmond leads the LIBOR transition working group in KPMG Hong Kong, and have been actively participating in the global KPMG working group. His work includes hosting roadshows for over 20 international, regional and local banks in Hong Kong and organizing and leading the KPMG LIBOR survey for the APAC region.

Robert Fievez



Robert Fievez is Melbourne based with 15 years’ experience in Government and Financial Markets specialising in broad scope regulatory change. His experience has focused on helping firms, large and small, to match the regulatory requirement against the underlying portfolio impact and make the transition to new operating and business models. Mr. Fievez has also led engagement with local (APRA and RBA) and overseas (US Federal Reserve, Japanese Financial
Services Agency, etc.) regulators across a range of reform issues. Mr. Fievez is currently with PwC as a Director in the Risk and Trust practice focused on helping clients with market and regulatory challenges.

John Feeney


Martialis Consulting | Moderator

John Feeney manages Martialis Consulting working on financial markets product and infrastructure. He has been in financial markets for over 30 years in trading and management roles across most asset classes. Prior to joining NAB, Mr. Feeney has worked for Commonwealth Bank in Sydney, Citi in Sydney and London and Macquarie Bank in Sydney. Over this time he has traded and managed interest rate derivative, foreign exchange, traded credit, commodities and funding businesses.

Recently, Mr. Feeney has been an ISDA Board Member and Vice-Chairman and an AFMA Board member.

Mr. Feeney has a PhD and BSc (Hons) from University of Sydney.

Rochelle Gould

Head of Rates & Inflation Consulting


Rochelle is in charge of pre-sales, project delivery and client service activities within the interest rates and inflation areas, as well as managing the Murex inflation business solution within the APAC region. Recently this has included a key role in the APAC LIBOR reform working group, acting as the liaison with Australian banks during the transition.

During her time at Murex, Rochelle has led numerous implementation projects in the areas of multi-curve and collateral-based discounting, structured treasury, market risk and SIMM calculation, ensuring a smooth transition for clients.

Based in Australia, she has close collaboration with her counterparts throughout APAC as well as the Murex product development division to ensure that the platform evolves to meet the needs of an ever-changing market.

Rochelle holds a double degree in Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Finance from the University of Adelaide.