Spotlight on Asia

Deep Dive 2021

22nd April 2021 9am - 11am ET


In partnership with Morgan Stanley as Diamond sponsor. This event is exclusive to Neudata and Morgan Stanley clients.

To US and European investors, finding new sources of data in Asian markets can seem like an insurmountable hurdle. Language and cultural barriers prevent fund managers from accessing some of the richest stores of information that can be used to track the world's fastest growing economies.

Join Neudata on 22 April as we hear from data providers who are collecting data from China, Japan, India and SE Asia. We'll also speak to fund managers who are currently using these data sources and share tips that will accelerate ability to scout data from this part of the world.


  • 2:00pm BST/ 9:00am ET Welcome & Introduction – Dean Murphy, Neudata
  • 2:05pm BST/ 9:05am ET Future Gazing the US/China Investment Relationship – Paul Krake, View from the Peak
  • 2:30pm BST/ 9:30am ET A Quant Perspective of Asia – Gilbert Wong, Morgan Stanley
  • 3:00pm BST/ 10:00am ET Updates to China’s Cybersecurity and Data Protection Framework – Nathaniel Rushforth, DaWo Law Firm Shanghai & Donald D’Amico, Neudata
  • 3:20pm BST/ 10:20am ET Uncovering Asia Pacific opportunities with fundamental, textual and alternative data – Melvin Tan, S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • 3:40pm BST/ 10:40am ET New initiatives related to Tokyo Stock Exchange data services – Daiki Uehara, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc
  • 3:50pm BST/ 10:50am ET Accessing ASEAN telecom data to understand the ride hailing & food delivery SPAC investment opportunities – Ben Soemartopo, Eureka AI
  • 4:00pm BST/ 11:00am ET Close


Paul Krake

View from the Peak Founder

Paul has over 25 years’ experience as an economic and political strategist. He founded View from the Peak in 2011, seeing a need for a truly global, multi-asset class research platform that focuses on the interactions between public policy, economic trends, technology and geo-politics. View from the Peak takes its name from Victoria Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island and the firm aims to look at the world from a 360-degree view with an Asian perspective. Clients include endowments, family offices, government agencies, asset managers and corporates. The firm has offices in Hong Kong, Chicago and London.

Paul, like many China watchers, has been disappointed with the tone and substance of the debate regarding the future of US-China relations over the course of the last several years. The need for a more sensible debate forms the genesis behind the US-China Series, which seeks to rationally cover these complex issues, while being cognisant of different opinions and philosophies. The US-China series also aims to promote a message of co-ordination which is critical when discussing the future of the most important geo-political relationship of the 21st century.

Prior to forming View from the Peak, Paul spent 15 years in Investment Banking and Asset Management. He was the Managing Partner of Corus Capital Management, a multi-strategy Asian focused hedge fund based in New York.  Prior to forming Corus in 2005, he held Asia focused roles at Moore Capital Management, Goldman Sachs and Macquarie Bank.  Paul holds a Bachelor of Economics and Politics from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Donald D’Amico

Neudata General Counsel

Don is the General Counsel of Neudata. In addition to managing the company's legal affairs, Don leads the review of the compliance and regulatory aspects of new datasets and assists with product development. He previously served as Legal Counsel at Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, where he onboarded third party research providers and conducted related due diligence. Don started his career as a research analyst on a merger arbitrage trading desk.

Don holds a JD from the Fordham University School of Law and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. He has received CIPP/E and CIPP/US certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Dean Murphy

Neudata Commercial Director - Data Provider Products

Dean is responsible for leading, developing and expanding Neudata’s events programme.

Having spent the last decade creating, building and scaling conference and content businesses within the FinTech and Energy sectors, Dean has worked with some of the most recognisable global brands on B2B events of all sizes. Dean co-founded two conference companies in 2013 and exited through acquisition in early 2020.

Dean holds a BA Hons degree in Theatre and Performance Studies from Warwick University.

Nathaniel Rushforth

DaWo Law Firm Shanghai Cybersecurity and Data Law Counsel

Nathaniel is an experienced American lawyer with a focus on cyber and data law. He has a
background in computer science and engineering, and over 10 years of public and private legal
experience, the last four of which have been in Shanghai.

Prior to entering legal practice, Nathaniel worked in software design and cybersecurity for a
large multinational, a startup, and the US Government. In his current position as a cyber and data
law counsel at DaWo Law Firm, he brings both these bodies of knowledge to bear while helping
companies navigate the evolving cybersecurity compliance and data protection landscape in
China and worldwide.

Ben Soemartopo

Eureka AI CEO

Ben is the CEO of Eureka AI, an enterprise software company enabling partnerships between mobile operators, enterprises and governments to deliver actionable intelligence at scale. Eureka’s products provide financial intelligence to increase access to finance, and market intelligence to enable better business decisions. Eureka’s software is currently deployed across ASEAN, India, the Middle East and Africa, and expanding into Europe with a  software technology team led from Seattle, USA.

Ben was previously with McKinsey Company for 12 years and Managing Partner for Indonesia. He was also a Managing Director for Standard Chartered Bank’s Private Equity business in Indonesia for 6 years and on the investment and portfolio committee of a USD 4 billion portfolio of 100 companies across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Ben has experience as an investor and adviser in the retail, telecom, healthcare, agriculture and energy sectors.

Ben is a Cofounder of the Young Leaders for Indonesia Foundation which has been running for 12 years and developed 1,000 leaders for Indonesia in their final year of university. Whilst at McKinsey he also spent 5 years helping pro bono the leader of the Aceh reconstruction post tsunami to build back better, and helped Indonesia develop its climate change strategy in 2009 to reduce peatland emissions and deforestation.

Ben was selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2010 and is a YPO member. He has a Bachelor of Law (first class honours) and Political Economy from Murdoch University in Australia and has completed executive education at Harvard University and the London Business School.

Melvin Tan

S&P Global Market Intelligence Director, Data Management Solutions

Melvin Tan joined the Data Management Solution’s product management team in S&P Global Market Intelligence (Market Intelligence) in 2019 to lead and provide focus for the company’s product and solutions in the APAC region. As an enterprise product lead, he is responsible for the development and execution of product strategy and roadmap for Market Intelligence’s core fundamental content, alternative data strategy, go to market, and thought leadership. Additionally he is responsible for develop channels, partnerships, and strategic alliances to grow the footprint in the region.

Prior to joining Market Intelligence, Melvin accumulated 15 years of experience in commercial leadership, operational management, product and technical expertise working with BSFIs. He has helped clients implement enterprise solution including trading and compliance software, data management solution, quantitative and analytical tools. He is an experienced programme manager having consulted with a number of banks and financial technology companies to execute strategic initiatives such as digital transformation across the region. He holds an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School.

Daiki Uehara

Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. Manager, Information Services Department

Daiki Uehara is the manager of the Information Services Department of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
Daiki is in charge of managing PoC projects for expanding TSE data services and planning new data services.
Daiki has more than 10 years of work experience on the stock exchange, and has been in charge of rule making and regulatory operations related to the stock market in addition to the field of data services.
Recently, Daiki is taking on the challenge of trying to distribute the various data accumulated inside the TSE to the outside.

Gilbert Wong

Morgan Stanley Head of Asia ex-Japan Quantitative Research

Gilbert Wong is the head of Asia ex-Japan quantitative research at Morgan Stanley and part of the Asia/EM equity strategy team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2020. Prior to that, Gilbert worked on the buyside as Asia head of quant & risk analytics at Pictet and Franklin Templeton. He worked with Dr. Mark Mobius on Templeton EM strategy from 2011 to 2018. Previously, he was an associate at MSCI for factor modeling after starting his professional career from Morgan Stanley’s analyst program. Gilbert has a bachelor degree in economics & finance and master degree in financial engineering from the University of Hong Kong. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation


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