Event Details

FWA Lunch & Learn Session: Digitised Securities – The Macro, The Ecosystem & The Future - Thur, Jan 30 @ 12:00 – 2:00 pm @ The SGX Auditorium
30 January 2020
SGX Centre Auditorium,
2 Shenton Way,
#02-02 SGX Centre 1,
Singapore 068804
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00







FWA thanks Nomura & iSTOX for their kind sponsorship of the event. Please note that lunch will be provided.


FWA, in collaboration with Nomura and iSTOX, is pleased to bring you our first Lunch & Learn Session for 2020: Digitised Securities – The Macro, The Ecosystem and The Future.


iSTOX, a blockchain-based regulated capital markets platform backed by the Singapore Exchange, looks to share background, knowledge and up-to-date information on digitised securities – what they mean, how they work and what impact they may have on the future of the financial ecosystem.


Specifically, we will explore:


  1. Macro Trends in Capital Markets: Time for Reform
  2. Regulation & Technology: Unlocking Opportunity in The Digitized Century
  3. New Opportunities in Private Investments
  4. The 21st Century Private Market Ecosystem


Come join us in this exciting dive into the digitalisation of capital markets!





Event Agenda

12.00 – 12.30 pm:     Registration, lunch & networking

12.30 – 12.45 pm:     Opening speeches by FWA & Nomura

12.45 – 1.20 pm:        iSTOX Sharing by Darius Liu & Oi Yee Choo

1:20 – 1:40 pm:          Q&A (Barry Koh, VP of Legal & Lim Mei Shern, Head of Compliance join us)

1:50 pm:                     Close of event





Darius Liu, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer   

Throughout his career, Darius has helped to guide a variety of public and private sector organizations to achieve operational goals through the careful and judicious use of strategy.  


As Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for iSTOX, Darius oversees day-to-day operations for the company, including commercial growth via investor and issuer recruitment and onboarding. Prior to starting iSTOX, Darius held a variety of roles with GIC, most recently as Vice President of Total Portfolio Strategy (TPS) of the Economics & Investment Strategy department.  


He has also served in several roles within the Singapore government, including Head of Strategic and Operational Planning at the Singapore Ministry of Defence and Senior Associate for Investment and Reserves at the Ministry of Finance. 

Darius holds a BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. He also holds a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from the National University of Singapore.  



Oi Yee Choo , Chief Commercial Officer  

Oi Yee has 20 years of capital raising and M&A advisory experience. Oi Yee has been with UBS for 6 years covering Singapore for UBS Investment Banking. She joined UBS from Morgan Stanley where she was Head of Singapore Investment Banking. Prior to Morgan Stanley, she ran the Southeast Asia real estate investment banking franchise for Nomura Singapore Limited. She started her investment banking career with Citigroup covering Singapore corporates and real estate clients.  


Between 2006-2008, Oi Yee was Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Parkway Holdings Limited, the largest healthcare company in Asia, and helped them create Parkway Life REIT.   


She is currently an Authority Member of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.  


Oi Yee graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy and also has a Masters in Business Administration from Manchester Business School.  



Please note places are on a first-come-first-served basis so do register early! Deadline for registration is Jan 27, 2020. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. We apologise that requests for places after the deadline will not be entertained. As places are limited and if you have RSVP but cannot make it, we appreciate that you cancel your registration so that we can make the place available to someone else. Cancellation details are provided below under NO SHOW POLICY. Thank you.


FWA members attend free of charge. Please login on the website before registering.


Institutional Members:

Diamond members- Registration at FWA member rates for up to 15 persons per Institutional Member.

Platinum members- Registration at FWA member rates for up to 10 persons per Institutional Member.

Gold members- Registration at FWA member rates for up to 5 persons per Institutional Member.


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No Show Policy

We understand that with busy schedules, there may be times when you cannot make an event after you have registered for it. In the event that you cannot make an event, we appreciate that you use our new tool now available to cancel the event. Cancellation is allowed up to 2 days ahead of the event date. To do so, please log in to the FWA website, under “My Account”, select “My Events”, you can cancel the event registration under the “Cancel registration” column. For members that no-show for 3 consecutive events, we regret to inform that you will be barred from attending any FWA events for the next 3 months. We hope you understand this policy as our events are often in high demand and your co-operation will allow those who can and wish to attend our events to do so. 


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Venue Policy

Please note that this event will be held at the SGX Auditorium.  FWA is required to provide the name, company and mobile number that you have provided to the FWA, to the venue’s reception/security team in advance of this event, due to the security requirements of the venue.  If you do not wish us to provide such data to the venue, please do immediately inform us at events@fwasg.org; please do understand that if you choose to do so, the venue may not grant you access to the event and FWA may not be in a position to continue to provide its services to you. 

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