Managing Business Risks in an Age of VUCA

Simon Bishop, Director of Corporate Hedging in APAC, Western Union Business Solutions; Steve Yong, Vice President –Risk Solutions, CM Houlder Insurance Brokers (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium

Date : March 06, 2018

Time : 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Price : $10.00

2018-03-06 07:45:00 2018-03-06 09:30:00 Asia/Singapore 2018_03_06 Committee Event: FS - Western Union Hosted by Financial Services Committee Agenda 7:45 am – 8:00 am Registration 8:00 am – 8:05 am Introduction of speakers 8:05 am – 8:50 am Presentation by Simon Bishop 8:50 am – 9:20 am Presentation by Steve Yong 9:20 am – 9:30 am Q&A / Discussion Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre) AmCham Singapore

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Hosted by Financial Services Committee


7:45 am – 8:00 am                 Registration

8:00 am – 8:05 am                 Introduction of speakers

8:05 am – 8:50 am                 Presentation by Simon Bishop

8:50 am – 9:20 am                 Presentation by Steve Yong

9:20 am – 9:30 am                 Q&A / Discussion


Managing Business Risks in an Age of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA)

Managing (and Harnessing) the Key Market Risk Events of 2018

There are always geopolitical events that cause markets to move. The key is being prepared for them and understanding what can be done to manage the risk and potentially take advantage of market moves. In this session Simon Bishop will run through the key events on the horizon that could impact significantly on exchange rates in the next 6 months. He will also take a deeper look into how successful corporates manage their risk by being pro-active and putting in place strategies that can lead to positive results. Pulling together more than 20 years of Financial Markets experience he will go through where corporates are succeeding along with some of the challenges they are facing to better manage a constantly changing market. A must attend session for any decision makers in a business where foreign exchange impacts on top-line revenue or bottom line profitability.


Managing Cyber Risks to Business

Organizations are migrating their operations and businesses into the cyber space as we see a tectonic rise in cloud computing, data analysis and apps built for almost everything.  Countries and organizations are still rushing into the cyber space to break down traditional barriers in looking at ways to connect everything. In the midst of this disruptive and irreversible business trend, do companies understand what “Internet of Things” is in using the cyber space as an important driver in their business growth? In this session Steve Yong will discuss how ready are companies for this emerging space and have we fully understand the extent that Cyber Disaster pose as a critical risk to business. At the same time, with the increasing onus on companies to take on Cyber Responsibilities by means of legislations, Steve will talk about the Trend in Cyber responsibilities/Indemnity in contracts and legislation and the highly anticipated Singapore Cyber Security Bill. Finally, he will share more about how Companies can adopt a systematic approach to managing and transferring Cyber Risk.



About the Speakers:


Simon Bishop

Director of Corporate Hedging in APAC

Western Union Business Solutions


Simon has been involved in financial markets since the mid-1990’s, starting his career as an interbank trader in the Foreign Exchange market through some incredibly volatile times such as the Asian Currency Crisis and the launch of the EUR. In 2001 he took 2 years off travelling around South America he returned to Australia opening his own finance and advisory business in 2003 which he ran for 7 years.


He has been with Western Union since 2011 in various capacities including Heading up the Melbourne dealing room and the Corporate Hedging business across Australia before taking over responsibility for the APAC region in late 2014.


As the Director of Corporate Hedging in APAC, Simon is very much sort after as a Subject Matter Expert in the field of Currency Outlook and how companies could protect their businesses against Currency Volatility. Simon has spoken on numerous occasions in workshops and forum organized by International Enterprise Singapore. Other business events that Simon was invited as a Keynote Speaker include the following:


·         CFO Innovation Asia Forum (Singapore)

·         Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountant (ISCA)

·         America Chamber of Commerce (Singapore)

·         Singapore Shipping Association (SSA)

·         Institute of Chartered Accountants Australian - Business Forum (Melbourne & Sydney)

·         Australian Business Forum – China Business Forum and B2B Expo

·         Export Consultants of Australia Bi-Annual conference

·         Sky Business News



Steve Yong

Vice President –Risk Solutions

CM Houlder Insurance Brokers (Singapore) Pte Ltd


Steve specializes in providing Risk and Insurance Services to organizations with more than 17 years of global experiences.   


His scope of work includes assisting his clients in conducting risk identification, assessment and mitigation into looking at risk transfers including conducting risk and insurance due diligence for lenders, legal advisors, consultants and state owned enterprise.  His clients includes those in the Agriculture,  Pulp and Paper, Logistic, Technology, Telecommunication and Media, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Ports Operators, Construction and Engineering, Trading, Real Estate, Sports, Leisure and Entertainment, Food and Beverage and Consultancy industries.


Steve is a Certified Enterprise Risk Management Professional (ISO 31000).

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