Advanced Theory & Practice of Bonds

Recognized under IBF-FTS | 7-8 June 2022 | 12 CPD Hours

Comprehensive 2-day course on bonds designed for private bankers, wealth managers and advisors.

BondEvalue is a Singapore based Fintech company that focuses on Asian bond markets. Unlike equities which have already been digitally disrupted, bonds have remained unchanged for decades, with private bank clients unable to access live prices. We envision using our deep domain expertize to level the playing field for them via the simplicity and convenience of an App.

Rahul Banerjee

Founder

Rahul is a Fixed Income banker with deep expertise in Asian Capital markets. Prior to starting BondEvalue, Rahul was the Global Head for International Corporates, Financial Market Sales at Standard Chartered Bank. His team was based across all the major SCB dealing rooms and covered the Fixed Income needs of large corporate clients. Prior to this he was MD and Regional Head of Capital Markets for South Asia. He was also a member of the Bank’s Capital Markets Global Management team. The team was responsible for debt fundraising across both international and domestic markets. For 2014, they won the Business World-PWC Foreign currency Bond Dealmaker of the year among many other awards from IFR, Asset AAA magazine etc. Over the course of his career he has worked at Nomura Securities Singapore, Credit Suisse and Citibank. He graduated from Delhi College of Engineering and did his MBA from the Indian School of Business (Deans List), where he received the HSBC scholarship for leadership.  He holds two patents in his name. Rahul lives in Singapore with his wife and two daughters.

Rajaram

Rajaram

Co-Founder & CTO

Rajaram is a financial technologist, with a passion for building products that are ahead of their times. Over the past two decades he has been at the forefront of several waves of technology paradigm shifts, from monoliths to microservices, on-premise to public cloud and large servers to micro-containers. He is now leading the effort to build the world’s first regulated blockchain based bond exchange. Prior to joining bondEvalue, he was Senior Vice President and Head of Treasury and Markets technology at DBS Asia Hub 2. In that role he led a team of 175 technologists His focus was on growing the team, building agility, developing technical leadership and creating innovation. In his career, he has worn many hats from Software Development, Architecture, Product Management and Marketing to Senior Leadership. He has worked with companies such as Verifone, Hewlett Packard, Support.com and ADP across multiple enterprise and consumer software products. BondEvalue is his second entrepreneurial venture, previously, he was a partner in Levitum Software Labs building mobile and digital applications at scale. He is a computer science engineer from RV College of Engineering and a business graduate from the founding batch at the Indian School of Business. In his spare time he is either trying to reduce his golfing handicap or diving exotic underwater locations.


Rajesh Johar

Rajesh Johar

Board Member

  Rajesh Johar is the Managing Director of Avani Resources Pte. Ltd., a trading firm with expertise in commodity-trading specifically for uses in Energy and Infrastructure Industries. Prior to his journey in Avani, he has gathered years of experiences in prestigious institutions such as SCB and Credit Suisse, where he was a Director in transaction banking and VP in fixed income. He is an alumni of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Bangalore, India. Rajesh is a citizen and resident of Singapore.

 

Advisory Board Members


Bill Hartnett

Advisory Board Member

Bill has over 35 years of experience in capital markets including 28 with Citi. From 2007 to 2021 he was Head of Market Infrastructure and FinTech Investments for Citi Global Markets. He managed a portfolio with a team of six people across New York, Singapore and London. The portfolio’s investment focus is on early and growth stage strategic investments in data and analytics, execution venues, trade processing, clearing, settlement, connectivity, communication and high-performance computing companies. Bill served as a director on the boards of Tradeweb and Markit Group (IHS Markit now part of S&P Global) for seven years prior to those companies going public. Other board directorships included Ipreo, The Clearing Corporation (now ICE CDS Clearing), OTC Derivnet (LCH Swapclear), FX Global Clear, Symphony and QC Ware. During his tenure the team made investments in blockchain-based tech companies Digital Asset Holdings, Axoni, Symbiont, R3 and BondEvalue.

Bill retired from Citi in mid-2021 to move west to Salt Lake City with his wife to enjoy the skiing and hiking in the Wasatch mountains.

Aditya Agarwal

Advisory Board Member

Aditya is Managing Director with Maybank, where he heads the Group’s Loan Syndication business based out of Singapore. He has approximately 25 years of Capital Markets, Credit and Corporate Banking experience across India, Hong Kong and Singapore, having worked with Bank of America and Royal Bank of Scotland previously. Aditya is an alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Kolkata.

Andrew Chiang

Advisory Board Member

Andrew has been covering the corporate sector for the past 24 years. He started his career with Keppel Bank (since subsumed into OCBC) where he cut his teeth in banking.  After 4 years there, he moved over to Citi where he spent the next 14 years, in 2 different roles. The first as a senior banker covering Singapore’s top-tier corporates.  Subsequently, he moved up to HK to take on the role of Regional Head of Shipping, Offshore and Logistics covering the Asia Pacific region.  He was based in HK for 10 years and was active in China, India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea & Japan. During the financial crisis in 2008, Andrew was head-hunted to spearhead DNB’s regional hub in Singapore where he ran the Asian office of the world’s largest shipping finance house.  He spent 6 years there as Regional Head and managed a team of 18 bankers during one of the most turbulent times in living memory.  At its peak, the portfolio was in excess of US$7 billion. Today he heads the large corporates desk in Singapore covering a diverse range of industries, from agri-commodities, airports, telecoms to power plants.  He continues to have regional responsibility for shipping at a large multi-national bank.  He is based in Singapore. Andrew spent a good part of his childhood being schooled in the UK and Europe.   He lived and studied in Europe over a period of 12 year and graduated from the University of Warwick, England.  He is an Economics Major.

Alok Kochhar

Sr. Advisor

Alok Kochhar has over three decades of banking and management experience working in various businesses/geographies across Bank of America Merrill Lynch Asia-Pacific franchise. He joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in May 1982 and left them in December 2014 as Vice Chairman, Asia, Corporate Banking.
Over his long career in BAML, he has managed FIG, Corporate Banking, Capital Markets, Credit Products, Structured Finance, Leveraged Finance and Risk Management functions for the Bank and as a result has developed a deep holistic knowledge of financial environments, regulatory frameworks and market challenges across the region. He has worked in New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Singapore and has played an integral role in the establishment of several new businesses for the Bank.
Alok, based in Singapore, is a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group Financial Services practice. He is on the board of Catholic Syrian Bank and founder of Capitaloptima Advisory Private Limited and Inaltare Consulting Private Limited, boutique restructuring, resolution and capital raising advisory firms. Alok is the President of Beyond Social Services an VWO focused on at risk children from challenged neighborhoods in Singapore
Alok is a Chemical Engineer from IIT Delhi and received his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

Pramod Shenoi

Advisory Board Member

Pramod has extensive experience in debt markets. As the regional head of financial institutions for Mizuho Securities’ Debt Capital Markets team, he covered most financial issuers across South East Asia, India and Hong Kong. Prior to that Pramod was the Head of Capital Solutions at Standard Chartered, advising financial institutions on capital structure and capital instruments, before which he was with Lehman Brothers and Nomura in London, covering UK and Irish financial institutions. Pramod has a deep interest in the area of eldercare. He is an alumnus of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Chia Hock Lai

Advisory Board Member

Chia Hock Lai is passionate about how technology is disrupting the way financial services are being delivered to consumers and businesses, and in the process making the financial system more efficient and inclusive. Hock Lai has 18 years of experience in the financial industry, having performed roles in both business and technology. He graduated from the National University of Singapore (Real Estate), Nanyang Technological University (Infocomm Technology) and Nanyang Polytechnic (Fund Management & Administration). Besides being the president of the Singapore FinTech Association, Hock Lai is also a Fellow of the Singapore University of Social Science, advisor to FinTech Startups and mentor to student FinTech projects.

Team Members

Geoff Logan

Chartered Management Accountant

Geoff is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 20 years experience, working in some of the
world’s largest Financial institutions both in the UK and Singapore. He started his career in
audit at Pricewaterhousecoopers, before moves into Financial reporting roles in Schroders Asset
Management and The Bank of New York. He moved to Singapore with Credit Suisse in 2009, where he
headed the Accounting and Regulatory Assurance team for APAC. Prior to joining BondEvalue Geoff
was responsible for supporting the global Trade Finance business at Standard Chartered Bank.

Geoff graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Business Studies (Hons).

Belynda Tan

Head of legal and compliance

Belynda is a Singapore qualified lawyer with a PQE of more than 20 years. After graduating from the National University
of Singapore, she started her legal career in private practice in a local law firm, with a key focus on corporate,
banking and commercial matters. Prior to joining BondEvalue as its Legal & Compliance Head, she had worked 20 years in a
major international bank where she gained in-depth legal and anti-money laundering & sanctions compliance experience in
a myriad of banking & finance related topics. She is a Singapore citizen and is based in Singapore.

Manish Madan Mohan

Information Security Head

Manish is our go to guy on Information Security and is the author of
our in-house publication ‘Cyber Bugle’. He has 15 years of experience in increasingly
responsible roles within the information security domain in companies like Bank of America and
Wells Fargo. He is also hands-on with end-to-end implementation of Information Security having
worked as a Freelance Information Security Consultant. Manish is also an ISO 27001 certified
Lead Auditor and has extensively worked on Audits, Governance, Training, and Implementation
within the information security space. An ardent follower of Formula 1, he also enjoys singing
and reading.

George Thomas

Director – Fixed Income

George has over a decade’s experience in Fixed Income markets with Credit Suisse where he worked
on Asian Local Currency Fixed Income Trading with a primary focus on India Offshore and South
East Asian markets. His experience includes trading onshore and offshore FX, Swaps, Bonds and
Futures. He has experience with the Fixed Income Front Office Technology Trading Books and
Market Pricers which were built on Excel and C#. George has a Major degree in Computer
Engineering and a Minor degree in Finance from the National University of Singapore.
He is passionate about the integration of technology and financial markets and explores this by
writing python-based algorithms to trade in Fixed Income and Equity securities, Cloud Computing
and Machine Learning. This is when he is not enjoying his hobbies of skiing and scuba-diving.

Snehal Deshmukh

Executive Assistant

Snehal joined BondEvalue as an Executive Assistant. She is a graduate
in B.A. Economics (Hons) from Delhi University and Post Graduate in Finance and Foreign Exchange
Management. She has also undertaken a short course in Software Engineering from NIIT.
Before joining BondEvalue, she worked at Radius Infratel Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon as an Executive in
Finance and Accounts. Prior to that she was with ETA Engineering Pvt Ltd, Noida where she worked
as an Executive and Coordinator and also helped Accounts and Commercial.
She has a total experience of 6+ years including 3 years as an Executive Assistant cum
Coordinator. She is an avid traveler, loves music and recently developed a passion for reading.

Kian Hong Tan

VP – Operations

Kian Hong has more than 10 years of experience working in reputable financial institutions, providing operational support
to regional trading desks covering FX, Fixed Income and Derivatives products. During his career, he initiated and led various automation projects to streamline the
operations workflow. Prior to joining BondEvalue, he worked in the Regional Treasury Operations at Citibank.

Raahil Shah

VP – Information Services

Raahil joined the BondEvalue team in September 2017 while
pursuing the MSc in Wealth Management Program at SMU. At BondEvalue, Raahil closely tracks the Asian
bond markets to sift through news and price data to provide accurate and timely information to
BondEvalue users. He is also working on new products that deploy data analytical tools and AI.

Prior to this, he worked as an Equity Research Analyst
covering Capital Goods and Renewable Energy at HDFC Securities – Institutional Research in Mumbai,
India. He has previously worked with the Analytics team at Debtwire and the Risk Consulting team at
KPMG. He has passed all 3 levels of the CFA Program and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.

Abel Khoo

Fixed Income Lead (Products)

Abel is a fixed income professional, with an aptitude for numbers and a passion for burgeoning ecosystems.
Being amongst the founding members of the business, Abel has been part of BondEvalue’s growth the past two
years and has worked on multiple products and projects. Abel currently leads products and partnerships, and
is heavily involved in product development and external partners engagement. Abel was an undergraduate
student at Singapore Management University, with a strong background in Economics.

Charlene Chor

Fixed Income Analyst

Charlene has graduated from SMU with a degree in Accountancy and
Finance. Being a natural with numbers, she fits in right with BondEvalue. She discharges the
duties as a fixed income analyst where she is responsible to oversees bond prices and yields
movement on the BEV platform. She also takes care of our day-to-day operations. Apart from
managing and improving the bond-pricing system, she also contributes to customer relations by
ensuring smooth user-experience.
Charlene was attached to Blackrock APAC Treasury team and RHB Debt Capital Market and Corporate
Client Coverage team during her time in SMU.

Kelda Lim

Management Associate

Kelda graduated with a Double Degree in Business (Marketing) &
Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University. She joined the team after graduation as a
Management Associate, and currently leads marketing initiatives for the BondbloX Bond Exchange.
During her time at NTU, Kelda interned as a Marketing Intern at L’Oreal and a Technology,
Media,and Telecom (TMT) Management Consulting Intern at Pioneer Consulting Asia Pacific.

Jing Yan Chew

Management Associate

Jing Yan graduated from Singapore Management University (SMU) with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, specialising in Finance Wealth Management. As a Management Associate, he is currently undertaking an analyst role where he monitors and tracks the movement of bond prices daily to provide accurate data on the BEV platform. Prior to joining BondEvalue, Jing Yan has experience as a Commodity Trade Analytics Intern with Swiss Singapore and also a 3-year stint as a financial advisor and investment consultant with AIA FA and iFast respectively.

Madhusudan Rao

Engineering Manager

Madhu, has more than 12 years of experience in IT industry in various
domains including Telecom, Financial Services and Capital Markets. He gained this invaluable
experience while working with technology leaders including Infosys, Oracle and RealPage. He has
a good knowledge of the Waterfall and various Agile models of software development. As a
Technology Lead in Infosys, he was responsible for delivering critical applications across the
software life-cycle which included formulating the requirements and architecture, development of
the product and ensuring that the product goes live. Most of his spare time is taken up by his
daughter. Apart from this, he likes to laze around with a fat(tish) book and enjoys a wide range
of books from pulp thrillers to Shakespeare.

Rajesh Kumar

Production Support Lead

Rajesh is the Production Support Lead and an Incident Manager at
BondEvalue. He is responsible to ensure that the Production Systems are always up and available.
Prior to Bondevalue, he worked with organizations including DXC, HCL and Polaris where he
excelled in domains including Banking, Telecom and Manufacturing. His technical background and
understanding of client issues has helped him to resolve client issues from a technical stand
point which have facilitated Operations and Clients at a go. In his spare time he likes to play
ping-pong ball game, cricket and badminton.

Pramod

Product Manager

Pramod oversees BondEvalue’s global product strategy and Member
Partner integration to BondEvalue Exchange platform. He has over 8 years of experience in
diverse field including Product Management, Implementation, Client Services and Account
Management. Previously he was a Senior Product Specialist in Eze Software. At Eze, he was the
Product Owner for their Tradewinds product. He also gained precious experience in implementing
and building interface customizations for their OMS software to onboard new clients. He is
happily married and his interests include running and food photography.

Madhu Aditya

Lead QA Engineer

Madhu Aditya, Having total 10 years of experience in
functional and DB testing .
He Worked in various domains such as BFS ,Infrastructure.

Before BondEvalue ,He has worked for WellsFargo as a Systems QA Sr Specialist ,there Madhu Aditya managed a
team of 12 and took care of all the testing activities from Requirements Analysis to Test Closure .

In his leisure time ,He play with his Daughter Srinanda and he does like writing (Telugu poetry) and also He
is in the process of becoming an avid reader from an occasional reader.

Amruth Sundarkumar

Senior Credit Research Analyst

Amruth worked in the global bond trading desk at Edelweiss Financial Services, Mumbai as a trader and prior
to that as research analyst. He covered Developed Market bonds and Short Term Interest Rates. Prior to that,
he worked on projects with the Harvard University South Asia Institute and as a valuation consultant for a
start-up. He graduated with an MBA specializing in Finance from the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher
Learning. An avid tennis fan and player besides other sports, he is a trekker and adventurer. He has been
learning and playing the Tabla, an Indian music instrument for over 9 years.

Arundhati Behera

Senior UI/UX Manager

Arundhati is a Senior User Experience Manager with us. She is responsible for designing and developing multiple dashboards, applications and websites across B2B and B2C arms of the company. She ensures that all UI, UX Design and Development activities are executed with highest standards. She was associated with HVS – Templatolio prior to joining BondEvalue and has worked across multiple industries spanning across Financial Services, Hotel Hospitality Domain, Hotel Technologies, Healthcare Services, IT Software Services, and Travel industry.

Divyani Bhuwalka

Lead UX Designer

Arts student by qualification and a UX designer by passion, She is into the design industry from the era where laptops
were a luxury, & mobile phones just included the best of Nokia & BlackBerry.

While she has adopted varied design trends – from Skeuomorphism to Material Design, She has also moved from Client
Satisfaction to Customer Experience. She pay detailed attention to the development & product management.

From working with startups to freelancing for clients, She has varied experience in design & User Experience
strategizing. She explore a lot of new design related areas including Marketing, Product Development &
Print Media.

Tejeswara Rao Dandugula

Quality Assurance Engineer

Tejeswara is a QA Engineer having 4 years of experience as a
Functional and API Tester in both Banking and Insurance Domain. He worked for RBL Bank and Avant
Mutual clients in his previous Organization – PlanIt Testing India Pvt. Ltd. He also played a
lead role in his team for Avant Mutual Project in assuring quality of end deliverables. He is a
certified ISTQB Foundation Level Professional. He completed his graduation in PSRCMR, Vijayawada
affiliated with JNTU, Kakinada.

Babitha Rani

Quality Assurance Analyst

Babitha is a Manual & Automation Tester at BondEvalue. She has over 3 years of experience in software testing in different domains including E-commerce and IT
Infrastructure. As someone obsessed with quality, she enjoys preparing Test scenarios and writing bug reports. She is experienced in Test Automation frameworks like Selenium. Before
joining us, she worked at a leading company which provided QA services for a prominent E-commerce Application.

Sravya Tirumala

Production Support Engineer

Sravya T.V, having 2 years of experience as a Technical support associate at Tech Mahindra and got promoted as an acting TL where Sravya handled a team of 15.
Sravya has worked on technologies like Bigdata Hadoop, Spark, Scala ,MYSQL,Spring boot . Sravya is very much keen to learn new technologies and evolve in deep learning. Sravya enjoy her free
time in playing badminton ,sketching and take workshops based on Mandala Arts.

Dinesh Kumar

Lead Full Stack Engineer

Dinesh is an experienced JavaScript full stack engineer who brings our product designs to life. He likes to keep up with the latest technology trends. He also supports a reputation for
shipping out flawless code for all the applications he works on as well as accepting outlandish demands from the marketing team. He can win you with his humor. Prior to BondEvalue, he was
associated with Kony, a low code mobile application development platform.

Raghuram Vulli

Full Stack Engineer

Raghuram joined BondEvalue as a Full Stack Engineer and has around two years of experience developing applications with ReactJs, Nodejs and Java. He loves to explore the latest trends and
developments and use of them as per need. His hobbies include travelling, working out, and reading books.

Sneha Satrasala

Senior QA Engineer

Sneha is our Senior QA Engineer managing quality assurance and the scrums. She has expertise in manual and database testing and helps us in ensuring that a defect free
product gets delivered. Prior to BondEvalue, she worked as a QA at MindTree and NTT Data She enjoys spending her free time either dancing or playing badminton.

Mohan Ganesh

Full Stack Engineer

Mohan Ganesh is a Full Stack Engineer at BondEvalue. He is experienced in product development and is passionate about the new technologies. He is detailed-oriented,
responsible and committed software developer experienced in designing, implementing, testing and delivering complex back-end and web-applications using a variety of programming languages and
tools.

Shabbir Hussain

Full Stack Engineer

Shabbir Hussain a full stack engineer.
He loves to build new things – starting with a prototype and slowly turning it into something that people actually use and love makes him laugh.
He is a team player, he push each other to bring out the best amongst each other.
He likes to spend time with his family and friends and likes to teach children in his free time, he is not afraid of mistakes.
His mantra in his life is :
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

Ashish

Full Stack Engineer

Ashish has joined us as a full-stack engineer who helps us strengthen and grow our products. He
has exposure to various Blockchain platforms like Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Sawtooth as
well as other contemporary technologies and platforms like IBM Watson, Java, NodeJs and BOX. He
is very inquisitive and likes exploring niche technologies. Before joining BondEvalue, he worked
extensively on ECM and SCM solutions.

Ramachandra Sahu

DevOps Engineer

Sahu joined BondEvalue as a Devops Engineer and has over two years
experience on AWS, Python and the Devops process. He helps us in streamlining our release cycles
and optimizing our presence on AWS cloud. Outside of work, he loves to dance and is also an avid
traveler.

Sairam Chary

Information Security Engineer

Sairam Chary is a Information Security Engineer at BondEvalue.He is responsible for Patch Management,Endpoint Management and Monitoirs Security AWS-API Calls. He has over 3 years of experience as a Security Operation Centre associate. He is very keen to learn new technologies and evolve in implementation of new tools. He enjoys playing cricket, traveling and reading books.

Rahul Kumar

Full Stack Enginner

Rahul Kumar is an Electrical Engineering graduate from IIT Roorkee. Passionate about solving coding problems and web
development technologies. His hobbies include watching movies and travelling to the new places.

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