Course Speakers


Aseem Agrawal

Director, Counterparty Risk Solutions


Dipak Chotai

Managing Director

JD Risk Solutions

Dipak Chotai is the founder of a specialist consultancy firm, JD Risk Solutions, and is a veteran of risk management. He was most recently a Managing Director at UBS reporting into the Global Head of FX, Rates and Credit as the Head of Risk Management for the fixed income business, and was part of the IB leadership team. 

Dipak’s team was responsible for approving all bilateral legal documentation for UMR, and was integral in optimising the business for the Uncleared Margin regulation including running roadshows for clients globally on uncleared margin and mandatory clearing.

Throughout his 17-year tenure at UBS, Dipak has occupied roles within technology, middle office, and front office. Notably, Dipak was a senior trader on the XVA desk during the financial crisis. 

Dipak has also served on CCP Risk Committees and Default Management Committees, and on the boards of OTCDerivNet and CreditDerivClear. 

Robert Fievez

Consultant – Derivatives and Investments

Resolution Life

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 Resolution Life, Australia within the Investment Strategy team overseeing implementation of derivatives business strategies for execution, risk management, compliance and collateral management.

Helen Fok


Simmons & Simmons LLP

Paul Metcalfe

Managing Associate

Simmons & Simmons LLP

Paul specialises in financial services law and regulation, with a focus on trading and investments.  He advises asset managers (both hedge and institutional) on all aspects of their trading relationships with market counterparties, including prime brokerage, derivatives and trading agreements. He also provides specialist advice to clients in relation to derivatives regulation in the UK and Europe.

Jonathan Quie


Simmons & Simmons LLP

Jason Valoti


Simmons & Simmons LLP