ACI FMA Insights Nº 1
We are proud to inform that the first edition of the ACI FMA Insights Newsletter has been launched on June 5th 2020.
The objective of the ACI FMA Insights Newsletter is to bring news and updates from ACI FMA activities to all our global ACI members, on a quarterly basis.
ACI FMA are longstanding proponents and influencers of ethical conduct and good market practices to all financial market professionals.
Welcome from ACI FMA President
We are very proud of the project that we now present to our community and we hope that you make the most out of this new communication format.
I will seize the opportunity and talk briefly about my experience as ACI FMA President Delegate and specifically, about these exceptional recent months.
I’ve started my path in this role 9 months ago and the first 6 months were very hectic, with constant traveling, meetings and networking. Nothing could predict that, this March, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world more intensely, the goals that were traced, diverged.
This uncommon scenario, obliged us to look at things differently, set new strategies and adapt to a distinct way of working.
It has been challenging, but also a period that allowed us to see that there are other approaches to make things work. And they do work!
The Association continues to be very active and the staff, although separated geographically, managed to adapt rapidly and kept everything functioning, efficiently.
It’s a reality that Financial Services are struggling with the outbreak and cuts are a fact in the Banking and Financial sector. Consequently, this will have some impact on ACI FMA and the membership numbers. On the other hand, ELAC has registered considerable improvements and the number of users during this untypical period has increased considerably.
In sum, the reality has changed, but ACI FMA managed to adjust to the distinctive circumstances. This is our “new normal” and I’m confident that, together, we will make the best of it.
Kim Winding Larsen, ACI FMA President
Message from ACI FMA Chairman
It’s with great satisfaction that we witness the birth of the ACI FMA Insights Newsletter and welcome this new communication platform. I’m confident it will bring the ACI FMA family even closer and connected than before.
This quarterly bulletin aims to bring to the community, short and incisive updates and other perspectives of the Association.
This is a new project and most certainly will be subject to changes and improvements, but it’s our objective to present our important news in a different format and in a more direct layout. Also, it’s our intention to share regional information regularly and also use this setup to introduce key players and their profiles.
I truly hope you enjoy it!
Bruno Langfritz, ACI FMA Chairman
Message from ACI FMA Asia President
Perry Savundranayagam is ACI FMA Asia President since November 2019 but his involvement with ACI FMA is long-lasting. Please read below to know more about Perry Savundranayagam and his profile:
I’ve been in banking since 1993 and in Financial/Global Markets since 1997, all throughout with HSBC. My interactions with ACI began in the early 2000’s when Sri Lanka, my home, was looking to grow its educational offering and develop local financial markets. It was a slow start but we made steady progress. The dedication, passion and commitment of many people, over the years helped us achieve many milestones.
Bringing it forward to the present, as President for ACIFMA in Asia, I still see this dedication, passion and commitment to this day. Even though the world is a very different place, with a different stage and different actors, as long as we have people who are willing to commit their time and efforts to a good cause, I believe ACIFMA will always remain a force to be reckoned with. As they say, "Improvise, Adapt and Overcome".
Perry Savundranayagam, ACI FMA Asia President
Message from ACI FMA Africa President
Roy Daniels is ACI FMA Africa President since April 2020 but his story within the Association is long-standing and considers 20 years commitment. Besides this important role, Roy Daniels has shared with us a bit more about himself, his professional and life course.
My banking career began in Cape Town when I joined a banking branch of Standard Bank of South Africa. I was fortunate enough to start in the foreign exchange department, where my interest in FX began. I moved to the International Division in Johannesburg in 1987, before moving to Standard Bank London for 8 years (1992 – 2000). When I moved back to South Africa in 2000, my journey with the committee of ACI Forex began.
I am currently employed by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a division of FirstRand Group (FRG) in the role of Head of Trading for Sub Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa. I joined RMB in 2011.
I served in various roles for ACI FMA South Africa and as Chair, I was the serving Chair when South Africa successfully hosted the ACI FMA Global Congress in Cape Town 2009. I am currently busy with my second term as Chair and will be stepping down in 2020.
My hobbies are golf and fishing. My passion is rugby and I’m very pleased we are once again World Champions!
Roy Daniels, ACI FMA Africa President