Algo Trading Unleashed: Application and Impact on Cryptocurrency

Algo Trading Unleashed: Application and Impact on Cryptocurrency

Panel Discussion with FinTech Veterans

(CODE: 240326LU-CEX)

Join us for an enlightening evening as we explore the realm of Algo Trading (Algorithmic Trading), delving into its application and impact on cryptocurrency. We are privileged to have four distinguished practitioners who have successfully navigated the complexities of algorithmic application and virtual asset trading.

This event will feature a moderated panel discussion, providing valuable insights on trending and pertinent topics such as:

  • The influence of cryptocurrency development on the traditional asset management industry.
  • Considerations for investors when selecting crypto exchanges or custodians amidst the current regulatory landscape.
  • Strategies to address counterparty risk in Algo Trading.
  • Overcoming the challenges of data availability when conducting research on cryptocurrency, as opposed to traditional investment instruments.
  • Forecasting trends in Algo Trading on cryptocurrency.

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to network and engage with seasoned industry experts, while gaining a deeper understanding of how technology is reshaping the finance industry in a rapidly evolving marketplace. Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis!

(Light refreshment will be served at the event.)

About the Speakers (in alphabetical order)

Augustine Fan, CFA
Partner and CFO

Augustine is a Partner and CFO at SignalPlus, a HK/SG based technology company developing institutional-grade software servicing the digital asset sector.

Prior to joining the start-up scene, Augustine was a decade-long macro risk-taking veteran at Goldman Sachs, working across the firm’s New York, London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong offices. After leaving the sell-side, he served as the Investment Director and CIO for single family offices, expanding his mandate to cover private equity, real estate, structured lending, venture capital, and frontier co-investments globally.

Augustine is a CFA Charterholder, a Leslie Wong Fellow and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia with First Class Honours.

Michael Li
Epochs Research

Michael is the Founder of Epochs Research Limited, a Hong Kong-based hedge fund focusing on algo trading and quantitative investment strategies. He was previously a Portfolio Manager at JY Capital, Watervalley Capital Management.

Calvin Tsai
Crypto Quantitative Portfolio Manager

Calvin Tsai is a seasoned professional in the field of algorithmic trading in cryptocurrencies, currently serving as a Crypto Quantitative Portfolio Manager. He manages a US$50m crypto systematic CTA portfolio, overseeing more than US$3b in monthly turnover in the crypto market. His prior roles include being a traditional hedge fund quant PM and a quant trader at a market-making firm.

In addition to his hands-on experience, Calvin is a respected voice in the financial community and a dedicated advocate for education in program trading. He co-founded the Hong Kong Program Trading Research Center (HKPTRC) and established the first educational organization in Hong Kong to promote program trading, demonstrating his commitment to fostering knowledge and understanding in this field. He is a regular contributor to over 10 financial magazines and newspapers, a guest on financial TV programs, and has been interviewed by major media outlets such as Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BBC, and CBC.

Calvin is the author of two best-selling books, 《程式交易快穩準》and《程式交易的理論與實踐》. His influence extends to social media, where he has over 20,000 followers on Facebook and over 10,000 followers on Twitter. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong.

Rex Tsang, CFA

Rex is the Founder of Robo-Advisor AO Summit, Co-Founder of AlgoBot and Co-Founder and Chairman of Algo Challenge Association. He was previously Fund Manager at Topaz Capital Management Limited, Index Arbitrageur at Société Générale, and Portfolio Manager at Shanghai Commercial Bank.

He is also a regular guest speaker of RTHK,, InvesTalk, Sun Channel, HKEJ, etc. He holds a Master of Finance in Financial Engineering from the University of Hong Kong with Distinction.


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Enrollment Fee

CFA Society Hong Kong Member
End: 2024-03-24 11:30 PM
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$ 300
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Date And Time

2024-03-26 @ 06:30 PM to
08:00 PM

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