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Asia Risk Live 2022 | Full agenda for Hong Kong

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Full agenda for Hong Kong

Asia Risk Live 2022 | October 5 & 6, 2022 | Hong Kong

There will be three separate sessions during the two-day event, namely risk and regulation, investments and ETF & Indexing Forum. Check out the full agenda below and register for the session(s) you are interested in to unlock game-changing content that industry experts prepared exclusively for you.

09:0009:10

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

09:00 - 09:10

Paul Smith

Founding Partner

SustainFinance

Independent corporate director based in Hong Kong working in asset management, private wealth management and financial technology. Member of the Honorary Advisor Panel of the Financial Reporting Council of Hong Kong and a Member of the Products Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.
Types 1, 4 and 9 Hong Kong SFC Licensed Representative for Peak Capital Limited since 14th December, 2020.
Non Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee at Diginex Ltd (www.eqonex.com), a Crypto currency exchange listed on Nasdaq (EQOS). Director and Senior Advisor at the Financial Modeling Institute (FMI www.fminstitute.com) Senior adviser at inflection Point Intelligence (www.ipi-edu.com), a leading Asia based online education provider in the alternative and family office industries. Director of El Dorado Asset Management SAF in Peru.

Founding member of SustainFinance. A mission driven not for profit geared towards helping asset owners and managers integrate sustainability into their decision making process; www.sustainfinance.org

Trustee and Adviser to the Board of China Insight www.china-insight.org.uk. A London based foundation sharing analysis, knowledge and understanding of China to help inform UK influencers in government, commerce and civil society

Served as President and CEO of CFA Institute from 2015 to 1 September, 2019, having joined in 2012 as Managing Director for Asia Pacific.

I was appointed to head up CFA Institute on account of my 30+ years’ experience in the investment management industry. I believe I’ve gained a reputation as an innovator who’s willing to take a calculated risk, one with a solid track record in opening up new markets, overseeing global asset allocation and creating new products.

I am committed to being an independent advocate for the industry, and to helping develop a visionary, trustworthy, forward-thinking financial sector that serves society well.

That commitment has made me a vocal and enthusiastic speaker, blogger and commentator. I travel extensively all over the world but have a particular affection for developing markets in Asia, Africa, Latam, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. I am an outspoken and often quoted proponent of attaching finance to a greater sense of social responsibility.

09:1009:30

Keynote Address

00:00 - 00:01

Daryl Ho

Executive Director (Banking Policy)

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Mr. Ho has been appointed as Executive Director (Banking Policy) of Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in April 2017.  His key responsibilities include implementing international regulatory standards and banking policy making, including policy on green and sustainable banking.

An economist by training, Mr. Ho joined the Research Department of HKMA in 2001.  Before taking up his present role, he had worked in various functional areas including monetary operations, market development, and financial stability surveillance.

Before joining HKMA, Mr. Ho served in the investment banking industry as an economist between 1993 and 2000.

Chris Davis

Senior Markets Reporter and Asia Editor

Asia Risk

09:3010:00

Chief Risk Officer Panel – Hong Kong

09:10 - 09:50

  • Redefining operational resilience 
  • Responding to changes in risk profiles driven by inflation and Covid-19 
  • Evolving regulatory agenda and benchmark reform: best course of action 
  • Managing risk induced by digital transformation 
Christoph Michel

CEO and Founder

MCN Advisory

Christoph brings more than 25 years of experience in senior management positions in front office, risk, operations and finance functions in commercial and investment banks, as well as in hedge funds in Europe and Asia. Previous employers include JP Morgan, UBS, Credit Suisse, CLSA and Nomura. He studied mathematics, economics and business administration. He completed his studies with an M.A. degree from the University of Zurich and an M.Sc. from the University of London.

Spencer Leung

Chief Risk Officer

livi bank

Chief Risk Officer of Virtual Bank. Skilled in Data Science, Public Speaking, Credit Risk, Operational Risk, Leadership, and Financial Risk. Strong operations professional with a Master of Economics focused in Economics, Psychology from The University of Hong Kong.

Josephine Woo

Chief Risk Officer

Josephine Woo has more than 17 years experience in risk management with regional exposures and worked in Australia and Hong Kong prior to relocation back to Malaysia. She has rich expertise as both risk management practitioner and consultant.

Josephine has vast industry knowledge specifically in financial institutions, banking, insurance, asset management and government-linked companies. These includes both conventional and Islamic principles businesses. Additionally, her role involved as regulatory liaison with relevant local regulators of the regional countries.

Josephine currently a chairperson for operational risk committee with RIM and committee member of the global risk professional certification (PRMIA).

Josephine coverage of expertise includes fraud risk management, anti-money laundering risk, regulatory compliance risk, financial risk management, insurance risk management, operational resilience, cyber security risk management and third party risk management.

10:0010:35

Climate Risk management for banks for a net-zero economy

11:35 - 11:55

  • Getting prepared for the implementation of regulatory requirements to address climate risk 
  • Building a climate risk framework that encompasses pricing, credit risk, and client-relationship management 
  • The role of stress testing and scenario analysis in climate risk management  
  • How to align climate risk exposure with risk appetite and business and credit strategy?
Stan Ho

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Finance

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Stan is an experienced investment banking and credit rating expert, with equity capital market and corporate finance experience in Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns, where he worked on IPO, ADR listing and convertible bond offering for Non-Japan Asian issuers. Stan also worked as the Head of Non-Japan Asia structured finance group at Fitch Ratings, where he covered securitisation, covered bonds and REIT corporate rating for Non-Japan Asian issuers.

Stan has solid and direct green finance and certification experience. Stan is involved in the rating of green and sustainable bonds issued by various Chinese issuers in the international capital market. Stan is also the Green Finance Certification Scheme Technical Committee Member of Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA), where he is one of the approval members of the HKQAA green certification of the bonds issued, and loans borrowed, by Chinese and Hong Kong corporates and financial institutions. Stan is the Green Finance and Sustainability Subject Advisory Panel Member at Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB).

Stan is the Executive Committee Member of Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association (APSA), the Admissions, Budgets & Allocations Committee Member of the Community Chest of Hong Kong, the International and Professional Examinations Business Development Advisory Committee Member of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA), and the Examination Moderating Sub-Committee Member of Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB). Stan was the Member of the Mainland Opportunities Committee, the Human Capital Committee and the Talent Strategy Working Group of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) between 2017 and 2021.

Stan is the Professor of Practice (MIBF) of the Department of Economics at Lingnan University (LU), the Adjunct Professor (EMBA) of the College of Business at City University of Hong Kong (CityU), the Adjunct Professor of the School of Business at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), the Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and the Honorary Institute Associate of the Asia-Pacific Institute of Business at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Stan is also the University Career Development Committee Advisor and the Business Studies Advisory Board Member at LU.

Stan was the only arts student scoring 9As in Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) in 1989. Stan graduated with BBA in Information Systems at HKUST, MBA from University of Cambridge, and DBA from CityU. Stan completed various executive education courses including Introduction to International Taxation at HKU Faculty of Law, Managerial Psychology in Practice at CEIBS, and Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy at MIT Sloan School of Management.

Efe Cummings

Global Head of Operational Risk

Nomura

Executive Summary

  • Risk Manager with 15 years global and regional experience in Operational Risk Management, new business risk management and implementing and overseeing strategic and regulatory change initiatives. 
  • Experience in developing, implementing and overseeing global risk management frameworks, including leading several global transformation projects to enhance risk management frameworks, risk culture and governance.
  • Deep understanding of investment banking and wealth management businesses, products and inherent non-financial risks.
  • International experience with work experience US, EMEA and Asia markets and an ability to communicate, operate and influence across countries and cultures.
  • Strong communication skills with senior management, regulators, internal and external stakeholders.  Periodically prepared and deliver reports to Board and Executive level management as well as articulate approach and framework to multiple of regulators.
  • Track-record in establishing and communicating the value proposition and commercial relevance of a strong risk management framework to senior management and as a result drivin improved risk culture, awareness and embedding.                                                                                  

Professional Experience

Nomura Group

Global Head of Operational Risk, 2019 – present

  • Design, implement and oversee the operating effectiveness of the Operational Risk Management Framework in Nomura Group’s global businesses and subsidiaries.
  • Oversee global team of 50 in Japan, Asia, EMEA and Americas.
  • Provide an independent assessment of Operational Risk to Nomura Group Board and senior management, including forward looking view of top and emerging risks.
  • Developed the firm’s strategy and execution of a new Non-Financial Risk Framework.  Oversaw development and implementation of a new Non-Financial Risk Taxonomy, Risk Appetite Framework and roles and responsibilities across 3LOD.
  • Advise and challenge senior management on operational risk exposures in their business and corporate functions.
  • Develop systems, technologies and quantitative methods to improve management of Operational Risk globally.

Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited, Hong Kong

Head of Operational Risk Management, Asia ex-Japan, 2015 – present

  • Oversee and manage the implementation of Nomura’s global Operational Risk Framework in Asia-ex Japan.  .
  • Oversee regional team of 7.
  • Provide senior management with overview of the Operational Risk profile for AEJ. 
  • Face-off to regional regulators such as HK SFC, Singapore MAS, Korea FSS and others.
  • Oversee and participate in internal investigations as member of the Internal Investigation Committee.  Conduct forensic deep-dives and interviews on varied cases such as potential fraud, whistle blowing, client complaints and market abuse.

Head of New Business, Asia ex-Japan, 2018 - 2019

  • Oversaw and managed the implementation of Nomura’s New Business Approval framework in Asia ex-Japan, including new product approval, significant transaction approval and reputational risk committees.
  • Managed team of 6 based in Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Face-off to heads of business to challenge around key strategic risk and due diligence issues.
  • Managed development of Approved Product List for internal and regulatory use.

Chief Administrative Officer Risk Management, Asia ex-Japan, 2015 – 2019

  • Co-ordination and submission of annual budget and investment plans and monitoring spend against budget throughout the year. 
  • Identification and delivering of cost saving initiatives.
  • Preparation of presentations for AEJ CRO for regional town hall meetings, regulatory interactions and executive management. 
  • Oversaw key change projects including system implementation and remediation of control issues.

Nomura International plc, London, UK

Global New Business Division COO, 2012 – 2014

  • Developed the Group New Business Approval Policy covering Wholesale, Asset Management and Retail Divisions by working with group company executives such as Global CFO, CLO, CRO and business division management.   The policy was approved by the group Board and was the first group wide policy for new business approval for the firm.
  • Developed a new product and complex transaction approval process for the Global Wholesale business by working with business leadership in Global Markets and Investment Banking.  Created procedures, led IT development of a workflow tool and an approved product database and developed global training.  Resulted in a globally consistent approach to new product approval and increased efficiency in approval of cross-border business.

EMEA Head of New Business, 2011 – 2014

  • Implemented new product and transaction approval in the EMEA business, managing a team of 7 (1 ED, 3 VPs, 3 Associates). 
  • Improved efficiency and control around the approval processes by documenting procedures and reducing bureaucracy as measured by improved turn-around times, positive feedback from business lines and reduction in operational risk events or errors as a result of new product launches.
  • Led interaction with and managed regulatory audits conducted by Bank of England (PRA), UK Financial Conduct Authority, Bank of Japan and JFSA.  Successfully provided assurance to regulators of the robustness of new product approval process as measured by limited remediation points during a period when regulators were requesting external audits on all focus areas.
  • Improved oversight of risk and returns of new and complex products by developing product back-testing, whereby revenue generated by products were assessed after one year.  Presented findings to regional Board and business leadership, resulting in certain non-performing businesses lines being discontinued or altered.  As a result, management was provided assurance that business lines were accountable for introducing new products, processes and operational risks to the firm. 

Senior Risk Manager, Operational Risk Management, 2009 – 2011

  • Implemented the Operational Risk Framework in Global Markets and Investment Banking following acquisition of Lehman Brothers EMEA business. Worked with business line COOs and managed operational risk team of 3 individuals to develop the risk and control self-assessments by desk, implement key risk indicators and operational risk event investigation and reporting.  Operational Risk Framework was rolled-out to the businesses lines within 6 months of integration. 
  • Initiated and developed reporting for monthly risk and control meetings by regional business line which reviewed the operational risk profile front to back with representatives from all corporate departments, resulting in improved ownership of operational risk.  Expanded regional meetings to global product lines by working with Global Heads of Trading and corporate departments, coordinating with regional ORM and developing a cross-regional aggregated risk profile.  Meetings were led by head of business, demonstrating ownership of Operational Risk by first line of defense.
  • Created front-to-back trade process maps by aggregating information between IT, Operations, and trading.  Documented key controls and manual processes, which provided senior management with detailed view on infrastructure requirements.

Deloitte & Touche, London, UK

Manager, Financial Services Advisory, 2006 - 2009 

  • Advised clients on implementation of credit, market and operational risk management frameworks; advised clients on implementation of Basel II and CRD requirements.  Clients included leading universal banks, investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds and regulators.  
  • Advised on the integration of the operational risk management function with corporate security and technology risk for a leading European universal bank. Assisted in integrating Sarbanes-Oxley procedures into operational risk functions.  
  • Developed credit risk policies and procedures for a US bank starting a new deposit taking and lending institution in the UK.
  • Project managed implementation of transaction reporting tool for a leading Swiss investment bank.
  • Assisted a European brokerage in developing counterparty, operational and credit risk management around its margin lending business.
  • Developed and implemented the internal capital adequacy assessment process (ICAAP) for more than 10 banks, investment managers, securities brokers and asset managers.
  • Developed a post-merger target operating model and project plan for the integration of global Compliance functions of two leading banking groups.
  • Clients included UBS, Lloyds, ING, Barclays, RBS and various investment managers.

Export-Import Bank of the United States, Washington, DC, USA

International Business Development Office, 2002 - 2004                                                       

  • Conducted marketing and sales activities to increase Ex-Im Bank financing in southeast Europe.  Oversaw an increase in business activity by 90% and 75% in 2002 and 2003, year on year.
  • Arranged and structured and trade finance with banks, private companies, and governments.  Arranged balance sheet loans, letters of credit, secured lending, and project financing.
  • Analyzed financial statements and cash flow projections to determine creditworthiness of counterparties and projects.

Rodney Gollo

Head of Risk

Bupa Asia Limited

Rodney Gollo is Head of Risk for Bupa Asia Limited, a division of the international healthcare and insurance company Bupa. Where he leads the risk management function, overseeing financial and non-financial risks for a portfolio of insurance and health provision businesses.

He specialises in emerging and frontier markets, and has international experience working in healthcare, insurance, consultancy and social enterprises. He has particular interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG), blended finance, impact investing and the megatrends shaping the global economy.

He also acts as a Judge for two awards programmes: the Asia Risk Technology Awards, awarding companies leading technology and risk innovation in Asia. As well as the UK’s Better Society Awards, awarding companies helping create a better, more ethical and sustainable world.

Katriona Ho

Head of Market Development for Credit Analytics in Asia-Pacific

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Katriona Ho is the Head of Market Development for Credit Analytics in Asia-Pacific for S&P Global Market Intelligence - Credit & Risk Solutions. Based in Hong Kong, she manages the Credit Analytics products across APAC, including Climate-Linked and ESG Credit Solutions.  Prior to her Head of Market Development role, she was a Director in Credit & Risk Solutions and a Senior Credit Product Specialist to provide credit risk solutions, and she continues to work closely with credit risk professionals spanned across financial and non-financial corporations to design credit workflow. She is a former S&P Global Ratings Primary Credit Analyst in Financial Services Ratings Group, and she was accountable for the credit surveillances of the rated issuers and issuances in the Insurance sector.

10:3511:00

LIBOR transition in hindsight – check list of the outstanding tasks

09:50 - 10:10

Our panel of experts will address outstanding issues and possible solutions in the following areas:

  • What are the current challenges with interest rate volatility? 
  • Is there sufficient liquidity within the market for SOFR? 
  • How have derivative fared in the new risk-free rate environment? 
  • Calculating and adjusting for new risks and credit adjustment spreads 
Wayne Chan

Principal Solutions Consultant

Finastra

Wayne has been with Finastra for 15 years.  He is an experienced professional in Treasury Front to Back solutions for 20 years, specializing in FX, derivatives and structured products.  Prior to his current role, he was a leading consultant in services team implemented treasury and capital market solutions for over 10 financial institutions in Asia Pacific.  He is also a CFA charter holder.

Bill Majcher

Managing Director Managed Services

Blackwired

Extensive operational experience including being the covert operator in the largest money laundering and securities fraud investigation in North America.

Led the creation of a Multi-Agency Capital Markets Enforcement Team in Western Canada on time and under budget. Also led the creation of a Capital Markets Intelligence Unit and identified a massive tax evasion scheme employed by large financial institutions vis -a- vis Cross-Border Dividend Arbitrage.

Co-led the development of Canada's global covert infrastructure in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks. Developed methodologies to test compliance by financial institutions with new Anti-Money Laundering laws in accordance with FATF and OECD guidelines.

Assisted in the training of Canada's Financial Intelligence Unit and National Security Enforcement Teams.

Recently created a Global Random Virtue Testing program for Banks and Financial Institutions to provide an independent "Principles Based" compliance model to mitigate risk.

Former Eurobond Trader, Futures & Options Trader, Investment Banker, Funds Management.

Extensive practical experience dealing with SOE's, AML, FCPA, PEP's, OFAC, Patriot Act etc.

Recognised as Subject Matter Expert on Sophisticated Money Laundering by US Federal Court, 11th District, Ontario Superior Court, and the British Columbia Supreme Courts.

Lecture extensively on Money Laundering, Corruption and Capital Markets abuse to global police, regulatory and intelligence agencies.

Currently reside in Hong Kong where I have been working in the investment banking field. Provide subject matter expertise on Money Laundering, Financial Crime Risk, including Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Sanctions.

Extensive Board experience as Independent Director for public companies listed in Canada, US, HK, and Singapore. Many years experience as member and Chair of Audit, Governance and Compensation Cmtes.

11:0011:30

Networking break

10:40 - 11:10

11:3011:50

Basel reform finale: where do we go from here?

11:10 - 11:35

  • Mitigating capital impacts and optimizing capital consumption 
  • Addressing issues surrounding data quality and reliability for Basel compliance 
  • Mitigating measures for capital impacts as efficient use of capital is becoming critical 
  • Using Basel reform to rethink and transform business models in the context of climate risk 
James Ellender

Director

Futurum Asia

James Ellender leads Futurum’s Asia Pacific office and has worked in the risk and intelligence fields since 2000, initially spending 12 years in law enforcement as an accredited specialist detective in a UK police force. He is highly experienced in developing covert and conventional investigation tactics, leading complex financial crime and fraud investigations, and in the design and delivery of training courses.

In the past ten years across Asia and the Middle East James has worked with many diverse organisations, institutes and agencies which include: the Indonesian, Brunei and Qatari Governments, various regulators across both regions, multi-national organisations which include Langham Hotels International, and supporting Deloitte China in ‘Crisis Management and Cyber Risk’ capacity building.

Holding a Master of Science in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from the University of Leicester, with his dissertation focused on counter-terrorism techniques which further inspired him to research areas of the evolving landscape of AML, terrorist financing methodology and compliance within banking and financial services.

He has honed his skills observing and assessing behaviours displayed by persons when they are under an elevation of stress. He regularly delivers training and speaking engagements in the areas of behavioural detection, interviewing techniques exploring the behavioural science of interviewees, along with developing intelligence and investigation strategies for organisations in financial crime, risk and compliance.

James helps develop others in making clear critical decisions during times of elevated stress; he draws on his previous experience under time sensitive pressures with limited information, or intelligence whilst as a covert lead on surveillance and undercover operations.

Jerome Mornet

Regional Head of Risk Analytics

HSBC

Jerome Mornet is Regional Head of Global Risk Analytics, Asia Pacific (GRA ASP) in HSBC’s Risk Department in Hong Kong. Mr Mornet is responsible for the credit risk models covering Wholesale portfolios for regulatory capital, stress testing and IFRS9, Market and Counterparty Credit Risk models, Financial Crime Risk models for HSBC Asia Pacific.

Prior to his current role in HSBC, Mr Mornet was responsible for the Credit Risk models for ANZ Group and also worked for various large international companies including , ING and Accenture. Mr Mornet holds a master of computer science and a master of business administration.

Balakerthy Punyakoti

Head of Asia Retail Risk Models and Advanced Analytics/Senior Vice President

HSBC

Balakerthy is a highly motivated, self-reliant individual with an ability to respond positively to challenges; He has proven management skills with a particular talent for performance improvement and building motivated, sustainable teams; He is adept at managing ambiguity and providing clear leadership and guidance while ensuring flexibility to include and react to new information; Effective communication skills at all levels with a strong track record of proactive change initiation.

Balakerthy has extensive experience in building and managing credit analytics functions for retail and wholesale products across different markets; He is specialized in portfolio credit risk analytics, credit decision modeling, artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions, pricing, Basel II modeling, Basel III standardized requirements and data compliance, IFRS9 ECL modeling, model governance, regulatory reporting, and Stress Testing. He has led successful interaction with regulators (e.g. HKMA, PRA, APRA, etc.), internal audit, and independent review functions on various credit risk analytics projects.

11:5012:10

The Evolution of Collateral Management in Hong Kong: New Opportunities

10:10 - 10:40

  • The implementation of IM regulation, and what are the challenges for different jurisdictions?
  • Best strategies for capital optimisation amidst the volatile market
Jeffrey Duan

Director, Fixed Income & Currencies, Asia, Global Markets

Deutsche Bank

Jeffrey Duan is a trader based in HK responsible for pricing, risk managing and hedging collateralized counterparty risks and the bank’s own funding risk in Asia.  He joined Deutsche Bank London office in 2006 and subsequently worked as quantities credit risk manage and a CVA trader.  Prior to that, he worked in various credit risk and market risk management roles with CIBC and HSBC in North America and China respectively.

Mr. Duan holds a Master degree in Business Administration from University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management and a Bachelor degree in Mathematics from Fudan University, China.   He is a CFA Charter holder.

Benoit Gourisse

Head of Asia Pacific Public Policy

ISDA

24 years of work for the Financial industry through associations or banks.

Spécialisations : Public Policy, government affairs in EU and Asia Pacific, investment banking activities (derivatives as well as equity and fixed income and asset management), retail banking

12:1012:45

The C-Suite Perspective: Looking ahead on risks in Hong Kong

11:55 - 12:25

  • The lasting impacts on COVID-19 and how it will affect Hong Kong financial markets 
  • Focused priority by the HKMA on the climate risk agenda 
  • Talent pools leaving Hong Kong and the chasm left behind causing a talent risk 
  • What is one risk you are concerned about for the next 5 years in Hong Kong? 
Stan Ho

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Finance

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Stan is an experienced investment banking and credit rating expert, with equity capital market and corporate finance experience in Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns, where he worked on IPO, ADR listing and convertible bond offering for Non-Japan Asian issuers. Stan also worked as the Head of Non-Japan Asia structured finance group at Fitch Ratings, where he covered securitisation, covered bonds and REIT corporate rating for Non-Japan Asian issuers.

Stan has solid and direct green finance and certification experience. Stan is involved in the rating of green and sustainable bonds issued by various Chinese issuers in the international capital market. Stan is also the Green Finance Certification Scheme Technical Committee Member of Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA), where he is one of the approval members of the HKQAA green certification of the bonds issued, and loans borrowed, by Chinese and Hong Kong corporates and financial institutions. Stan is the Green Finance and Sustainability Subject Advisory Panel Member at Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB).

Stan is the Executive Committee Member of Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association (APSA), the Admissions, Budgets & Allocations Committee Member of the Community Chest of Hong Kong, the International and Professional Examinations Business Development Advisory Committee Member of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA), and the Examination Moderating Sub-Committee Member of Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB). Stan was the Member of the Mainland Opportunities Committee, the Human Capital Committee and the Talent Strategy Working Group of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) between 2017 and 2021.

Stan is the Professor of Practice (MIBF) of the Department of Economics at Lingnan University (LU), the Adjunct Professor (EMBA) of the College of Business at City University of Hong Kong (CityU), the Adjunct Professor of the School of Business at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), the Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and the Honorary Institute Associate of the Asia-Pacific Institute of Business at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Stan is also the University Career Development Committee Advisor and the Business Studies Advisory Board Member at LU.

Stan was the only arts student scoring 9As in Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) in 1989. Stan graduated with BBA in Information Systems at HKUST, MBA from University of Cambridge, and DBA from CityU. Stan completed various executive education courses including Introduction to International Taxation at HKU Faculty of Law, Managerial Psychology in Practice at CEIBS, and Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy at MIT Sloan School of Management.

Patrick Liu

Chief Information Governance Officer

ARTA TechFin

Patrick is the former Chief Information Security Officer of Tencent’s Digital Bank in HK - Fusion Bank. He leads the team with the mission to build a secure and 100% digital bank with financial inclusion in DNA. He oversees and governs the implementation of the bank-wide information risk roadmap with a particular focus on IT regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Fusion Bank, Patrick was Deputy CISO for DBS Bank HK to look after cyber security management, incident response, data security and dealing with regulatory assessment. Patrick has held various key positions in IT security, technology risk management and audit across Asia and Europe. 

He has over 20 years of IT and Security experience including security operation, risk and control and IT audit within top tier financial institutions. As an experienced security practitioner, Patrick has been responsible for performing and managing a wide range of security consulting, risk and threat assessment, security training, cyber crisis management planning program. His contribution to the industry was well recognized. He earned multiple awards:

  • Hong Kong Police Force: Hong Kong Cyber Security Professionals Awards in 2017
  • ISC2: ISLA Asia-Pacific Honoree Senior Information Security Professional category 2018
  • Hong Kong Business Magazine: Banking Executive of the Year in 2021
  • IDG: ASEAN CSO30 in 2021
  • UK Cyber Security Awards: Highly Commended CISO of the Year in 2021

Patrick is a certified information system security professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP).

Donna Chang

Managing Director, Alternate Chief Executive / Chief Operating Officer - Hong Kong

Deutsche Bank

Donna is the Chief Operating Officer & Alternate Chief Executive of Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Filiale Hong Kong, and member of the Hong Kong Association of Banks’ Consultative Council. She is also a Board member of DB Trustees Hong Kong Limited, DB Nominees Hong Kong Limited and DWS Investments Hong Kong Limited.

She is responsible for the branch franchise development, oversight of infrastructure controls, risks and governance framework. She is a strong advocate for gender diversity, promotes an inclusive workforce and is very passionate about environment sustainability and social community activities. Donna is very active in Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation’s initiatives under its ‘Born to Be’ and ‘Made for Good’ programme, which focus on social community projects, helping the underprivileged, and students with special education needs in Hong Kong.

Donna holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Murdoch University, Western Australia, and Diploma in Management from Malaysian Institute of Management. Alumni member of Harvard Business School - ASEAN Senior Management Development Programme, INSEAD - Deutsche Bank Women Global Leadership program in France, and Stanford University USA - Executive Program for Women Leaders. In 2019, she was recognized by the Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA) in Beijing, for having excelled in the financial industry and awarded the ACAA Banking & Finance outstanding achievement award.

Zahid Hafeez

Chief Risk Officer

Habib Bank Zurich (Hong Kong)

Executive Leader in banking with expertise in business & risk management and successfully managing large and small teams.

▪ A thorough manager with expertise in handling business dynamics, developing, nurturing, and strengthening teams by deploying evolving management practices and innovative thoughts.
▪ Excellent knowledge of Credit Analysis, Portfolio Management, Risk Management, and Customer Relationship Management.
▪ Familiar with complex client entity structures and lending products (secured, commercial real estate and unsecured lending).
▪ Business savvy management professional with continued career progression of bridging process in business delivery and rollout, planning and vision for future projects and process management.
▪ Leader and mentor with the proven ability of leading large (100+ individuals) multicultural teams.
▪ Excellent inter-personal communication skills and a team player. Ability to work and manage people with versatile backgrounds. Strong negotiating skills; persuasive, persistent, and resolute.

Paul Ip

Chief Risk Officer

WeLab

Paul Ip is the Group Chief Risk Officer of WeLab, a leading pan-Asian fintech platform and one of the most important digital native brands in financial services in Asia with more than 50 million individual users in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Indonesia. The financial holding company operates one of Asia’s largest digital consumer finance businesses, a pan-Asia digital bank and a leading B2B fintech enterprise solutions business.  Paul also served as the Board of Commissioner of the licensed P2P company Astra WeLab Digital Arta (joint venture) in Indonesia.

Leveraging on his extensive experience of risk management in the Asia Pacific region, Paul is responsible for to provide oversight on risk governance, and the company all aspects of risk management and actively manages a varied range of risk types. Using his skills, insight, and integrity to handle established and emerging risk, acting to protect and enable WeLab to deliver sustainable growth.

Prior to joining WeLab, Paul has been working in international banks for 20 years, which includes various senior risk positions within Citigroup, including Hong Kong, China and Malaysia. Moreover, Paul also held various group positions in Standard Chartered Bank, including as Head of Credit Policy and Risk Review in Consumer Finance.

12:4512:50

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks 

12:00 - 12:05

Paul Smith

Founding Partner

SustainFinance

Independent corporate director based in Hong Kong working in asset management, private wealth management and financial technology. Member of the Honorary Advisor Panel of the Financial Reporting Council of Hong Kong and a Member of the Products Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.
Types 1, 4 and 9 Hong Kong SFC Licensed Representative for Peak Capital Limited since 14th December, 2020.
Non Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee at Diginex Ltd (www.eqonex.com), a Crypto currency exchange listed on Nasdaq (EQOS). Director and Senior Advisor at the Financial Modeling Institute (FMI www.fminstitute.com) Senior adviser at inflection Point Intelligence (www.ipi-edu.com), a leading Asia based online education provider in the alternative and family office industries. Director of El Dorado Asset Management SAF in Peru.

Founding member of SustainFinance. A mission driven not for profit geared towards helping asset owners and managers integrate sustainability into their decision making process; www.sustainfinance.org

Trustee and Adviser to the Board of China Insight www.china-insight.org.uk. A London based foundation sharing analysis, knowledge and understanding of China to help inform UK influencers in government, commerce and civil society

Served as President and CEO of CFA Institute from 2015 to 1 September, 2019, having joined in 2012 as Managing Director for Asia Pacific.

I was appointed to head up CFA Institute on account of my 30+ years’ experience in the investment management industry. I believe I’ve gained a reputation as an innovator who’s willing to take a calculated risk, one with a solid track record in opening up new markets, overseeing global asset allocation and creating new products.

I am committed to being an independent advocate for the industry, and to helping develop a visionary, trustworthy, forward-thinking financial sector that serves society well.

That commitment has made me a vocal and enthusiastic speaker, blogger and commentator. I travel extensively all over the world but have a particular affection for developing markets in Asia, Africa, Latam, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. I am an outspoken and often quoted proponent of attaching finance to a greater sense of social responsibility.

12:5013:35

Lunch

12:30 - 13:30

14:0014:10

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

09:00 - 09:10

14:1014:40

Chief Economist Chat: What is the outlook for 2023?

14:10 - 14:40

  • Update on current market conditions and forecasts for the close of 2022 
  • Is the concern for recession myth or reality? 
  • Where is the greatest potential for economic growth in Asia? 
  • What will be the challenges and trends for 2023 in the global economy? 
Lin Li

Managing Director, Head of Global Markets Research Asia

MUFG

Iris Pang

Chief Economist, Greater China

ING Bank

Iris Pang joined ING in June 2017 as economist for Greater China. She is responsible for research on the macro-economic and industry trends in the Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Research reports from Iris are shared with ING clients on a regular basis. She is also often interviewed by the media and invited to contribute regular commentary.  

Before joining ING, Iris held a similar position at Natixis between January 2016 and June 2017. Prior to that, she was with OCBC Wing Hang Bank in a similar role for almost a decade.

Iris holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Masters in Commerce (first class honours) from the University of Auckland, and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of New South Wales.

Iris was an instructor at the Summer School for Applied Econometric of HKUST and taught distance learning programme on Modern China Economy at the Open University of Hong Kong.

14:4015:10

The future role of ESG in your portfolio strategy

14:40 - 15:10

  • Common misconceptions about ESG investing 
  • Positioning ESG as a short, medium, and long-term investment strategy 
  • Comparing ESG and traditional products for risk-adjusted returns 
  • Using ESG analysis to drive credit quality as geopolitics and economic challenges persist 
Lapman Lee

Professor of Practice (ESG, Sustainable Finance, FinTech)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Lapman Lee is a financial services & FinTech subject matter expert with 20 years of experience as a Big 4 consulting partner and regulatory compliance and risk management managing director. 

He has advised virtual banks with license applications, hkma independent assessments, and building the people/ process/ technology capabilities to ensure Day 1 operational readiness. 

In addition, he focuses on enhancing governance, risk & controls (GRC) at FinTech firms and traditional financial institutions, regulatory change (such as LIBOR transition) and RegTech, and M&A strategy and post-merger integration.

He is active in the HK financial services industry promoting HK as an IFC as Vice Chairman of the Financial Markets Committee of the British Chamber, honorary fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL) of the HKU, and Co-Chair InsurTech of the HK FinTech Association as well as Task Force member of the HK Insurance Authority.  

Richard Chan

Chief Investment and ALM Officer

FTLife, member of the New World Group

Anthony Cheung

Managing Director, ESG

Polymer Capital

Liza Jansen

Head of Responsible Investment

Prudential

Liza is Head of Responsible Investment at Prudential. She is accountable for the responsible investment strategy for all markets in which Prudential operates across Asia and Africa. This includes setting ambitious responsible investment targets with special attention for the challenges in emerging markets and the trade-off between responsible investment initiatives and the risk/return profile of the portfolio. Before joining Prudential, she was an investment strategist at PGGM, where she focused on responsible investment and strategic asset allocation.

Roman Novozhilov

Head of ESG

New Development Bank

Roman Novozhilov is a Head of ESG at the New Development Bank, a Shanghai-based multilateral development bank established in 2016 by BRICS countries. He is responsible for integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects in the NDB’s operations and delivery of ESG advisory services to the Bank’s clients in emerging markets. Prior to joining NDB, he was with International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington D.C., and Hong Kong focusing on ESG aspects of IFC’s investments in APAC and held various roles at the World Bank in Washington D.C. He holds a Ph.D. from American University (Washington D.C.), an M.A. from Central European University (Vienna), and a B.A. from St. Petersburg State University (Russia).

15:1015:40

Networking break

10:40 - 11:10

15:4016:10

Using ETFs to access new trends – balancing risk and returns

15:00 - 15:30

  • Investing in ETFs to access a selection of industry sectors 
  • How to diversify risks using ETFs? 
  • How do you incorporate ETFs into a multi-asset portfolio? 
  • What are the roles of ETFs in tactical vs strategic allocation approach? 
Andy Yang

Independent Consultant

With over 30 years experience across 7 Asia-Pacific countries, Andy is an actuary who has worked in the investment management and insurance industries. His breadth of experience includes portfolio management, ALM, insurance investment, risk management, business development/M&A, product development, and performance/attribution analysis. Andy has worked with multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income, mortgages, real estate, derivatives, structured investments, infrastructure, private debt and equity.

Andy graduated from Macquarie University, Sydney with a BEc (Hons) in Investments and a BEc in Actuarial Studies. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and has served twice as a Council Member. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Corporate Directors.

Josephine Chiu

Director

Kingkey Asset Management

Josephine is a Director at Kingkey Asset Management and is also a key member of their Investment Committee. Josephine is responsible for the allocation of investment strategies and solutions for high-net-worth clients. Prior to Kingkey, Josephine was in the Institutional Business team of American Century Investments, Investment Banking team of Morgan Stanley, and the Real Estate Investment team of CLSA Capital.

 

Josephine graduated from University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business. She is also an avid investor in angel investments and property development. She also serves in the executive committee of the alumni association of both the Richard Ivey School of Business and the Canadian International School of Hong Kong. In her free time she enjoys playing golf, tennis, and porcelain painting.

 

Chris Crea

ETF Specialist

Invesco

Chris is responsible for promoting the global Invesco ETF range to clients across Asia-Pacific. Chris previously worked for BlackRock as part of the APAC Portfolio Consulting team where he would construct multi-asset portfolios using a risk lens to meet client investment outcomes, predominantly using ETFs. Prior to this, Chris was part of the iShares ETF and Indexing product team based in Australia where he would develop and launch new, and maintain existing, ETFs. Chris holds a B.Sc. in Physics and a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics, both from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Kevin Tong

Managing Partner

IAM Legacy

Kevin has extensive private banking and asset management experiences. He started his career as assistant lecturer in finance and economics at University of Applied Science in Switzerland (HES-SO). He then joined Pictet & Cie private bank as one of the first three graduates internationally ever selected for the global all-around program and worked several years in Geneva headquarter before being transferred internally to Hong Kong in 2007. He was a senior relationship and portfolio manager and co-managed a team that managed around 1 billion USD of Ultra High Net Worth international clients’ assets. In 2013, Kevin joined IAM Legacy, Family Office as one of the Managing Partners and built the asset management business including business and team development, investment services and operational management.  

Kevin is a Swiss, Taiwanese and Hong-Kong national and speaks fluently Mandarin, English and French. He holds a BSc in hospitality management from Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL) in Switzerland and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also a CFA Charterholder and holds Hong Kong SFC type 4 (advising on securities) and type 9 (asset management) licenses.

16:1016:35

Accessing China through bond markets

16:10 - 16:35

  • How to use China bonds as a risk diversifier? 
  • The hindrances of China’s bond market with the economy still being insular 
  • Opportunities for investors as the China bond market presents greater credit differentiation 
  • How China green bonds market will take shape?
Charles Feng

Managing Director, Head of Macro Trading, Greater China & North Asia, Financial Markets

Standard Chartered Bank

 

Charles Feng currently is Managing Director, Head, Macro Trading, Greater China and North Asia, Financial Markets at Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong). He joined Standard Chartered in 2009.

From 2007 to 2009, he was the Head of China Fixed Income Trading at Morgan Stanley based in Hong Kong.  From 2002 to 2007, he was the Head of China Interest Rates Trading for Deutsche Bank based in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Before he returned to Asia in 2002, he was an interest rate derivatives trader and research strategist with Credit Suisse in London and New York. He started his career in the financial markets with Salomon Brothers as a fixed income research analyst in 1995 in New York.  

 

Gordon Tsui

Managing Director & Head of Fixed Income

Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd.

Gordon Tsui is a seasoned bond fund manager with more than two decades of financial market experience. He previously led the fixed income team at Taikang Asset Management (Hong Kong) and managed the USD bond portfolio of Taikang Insurance Group Inc. Prior to this role, Gordon was Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Hang Seng Investment Management and Lead Fund Manager of Hang Seng RMB Bond Fund, which won the “Best in Class” award in 2014 for “RMB Bond” category in Hong Kong by Bloomberg Businessweek. Gordon obtained first class honours degree in Economics from the LSE on Sir Edward Youde Scholarship awarded by Hong Kong SAR Government. He stationed in New York as Representative of Hong Kong Monetary Authority between 2001 and 2004.

16:3517:15

C-Suite Panel: Multi-asset allocation in the changing economic environment

16:40 - 17:10

  • What are current market trends with bearish markets? 
  • How offset inflation risks amid growing recession concerns? 
  • Is it plausible to generate alpha in such poor market conditions? 
  • What are the trends to follow to close out 2022 into 2023?  
David Quah

Managing Director, External Asset Management

FUTEC Financial Group

Vivian Chang

Chief Executive Officer

WT Asset Management

Francis CY Ng

Chief Investment Officer

Pacific Aegis Capital Management

Mr. Ng has over 15 years of fixed income/credit investment experience in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Mainland China, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He has been involved in over 20 projects, invested over USD 500M of debt capital over different types of transaction such as property investment, development project, pre-IPO investment, bridge loan, mezzanine debt and distressed asset, non-performing loan, and asset portfolio acquisition.

Prior to founding PACM, Mr. Ng served as the Asia Credit Opportunities Fund Portfolio Manager at STI Asset Management, Vice President & Deputy Portfolio Manager at Tianli Financial Holdings, Vice President at Softbank Investment, Assistant Vice President at Syz Asset Management, Associate at JPMorgan Asset Management, and Associate with Fixed Income, Commodities and Currencies Division at UBS AG Hong Kong.

Mr. Ng obtained his Master of Business Administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Airport Management and Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics from the University of North Dakota in the United States. Mr. Ng is a Fellow Certified Management Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants, a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, and an International Affiliate member with the HKICPA.

Mr. Ng currently sits on the Board of Directors as President and CFO at Black Spade Acquisition Co., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with market cap of over USD 200M.

Agnes K Y Tai

Managing Director, Head of Sustainability Investment and Advisory

Arta Asset Management Limited

Agnes is Director of Great Glory Investment Corporation and Head of Sustainability Investment and Advisory of Arta Asset Management Limited. She holds RA 4 & RA 9 licenses issued by the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong, a Climate Designation certificate issued by Competent Boards, Sustainability and Climate Risk certificate from Global Association of Risk Professionals and an ESG Investing certificate from CFA UK.

She is an Expert Review Panel member for the MTR Corporation sustainability reports since 2014, an ESG judge for WealthAsia (Benchmark) Funds of the Year Awards, a Steering Committee member of Climate Governance Initiative Hong Kong Chapter, a Council member, Publishing Board of Magazine member and a Deputy Chair of the training committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD), faculty of HKIoD/Ivey and FITC, board member of Hope of the City, advisory council/committee member of GARP (HK), BlueOnion, FarmacyHK and Shao Ming Lo Foundation.

In her 42 years of serving the financial community in China, Hong Kong SAR, the USA and Australia, she has established and managed asset management/investment companies, consultancy practices, and new business units within major financial institutions. She has a PhD from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, an MBA from the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, a BSc (Honors) from Roosevelt University in USA and is a graduate of the Stanford University Senior Executive Leadership Program and the 2011 Stanford Directors’ College.

She has authored a book on investing in H-shares, a Harvard Business case and a positive psychology book ‘Tall Miracles’.

Grace Tam

Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong

BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Grace Tam is the Chief Investment Advisor, Hong Kong and Managing Director at Chief Investment Office Asia, BNP Paribas Wealth Management, who is responsible for formalizing and communicating the bank's global asset allocation and investment strategies in Asia.

Grace joined BNP Paribas Wealth Management from HSBC Global Asset Management where she was a Senior Market Specialist. Before that, she was a Director, Portfolio Solutions Specialist at Credit Suisse Private Bank and spent over 10 years at J.P. Morgan Asset Management with her last position an Executive Director, Global Market Strategist.

Grace has significant industry experience across asset classes, having held various roles including investment research, portfolio advisory and forex trading in asset management, private banking, as well as corporate & investment banking firms.

Grace holds both Bachelor and Master degrees in Economics and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Kyo Yamamoto

Chief Investment Officer

GCI Asset Management

Kyo Yamamoto has been the Chief Investment Officer of GCI Asset Management Hong Kong since 2018. Mr. Yamamoto has over 17 years of experience in asset management. Prior to 2018, he was the head of the Quantitative Research and Strategy in the Investment Group. Kyo joined GCI first as an intern in 2005, then as a portfolio manager in 2010. He launched the Crisis Alpha Overlay Hedging Strategy in Nov 2012, applying his PhD research thesis. Since 2014, he has been responsible for investment decisions and leads Research Development for the Systematic Macro and Evergreen strategies, in addition to the Crisis Alpha Overlay Hedging Strategy. Mr. Yamamoto holds a PhD and master in economics (Finance), as well as a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from the University of Tokyo.

17:1517:20

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks 

17:15 - 17:20

09:0009:10

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

09:00 - 09:10

09:1009:55

ETF & Indexing: Current trends and challenges looking ahead to 2023
Panel Discussion

09:10 - 09:50

  • The role of ETF and index-linked products in the current times of volatility   
  • What are the trends influencing the ETF and index investments in Hong Kong?  
  • Is there a movement towards a more actively traded ETF market?  
  • Are investors doing their due diligence on index-based products? 
  • The outlook for the rest of 2022 within the ETF and index markets  
Paul Thompson

Head of Hong Kong and the Philippines

JP Morgan Private Bank

As Market Manager and the Head of Hong Kong and the Philippines for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, I am responsible for helping to grow our presence in theses markets as well as leading a team of bankers that delivers strategic advice and customized solutions to ultra-high-net-worth clients. My goal is to enable my team to seamlessly offer customized solutions for investments, credit, wealth transfer and philanthropic services that our clients need to solve for their multifaceted financial goals. From finding and developing the right talent and ensuring they have the products, tool and technology they need, to helping solve challenges and close deals, I provide the support to my team to be successful in a prudent way.

In my 20+ years with J.P. Morgan, I have held positions in both the Investment Bank and the Private Bank in Asia and the US. I've been inspired by the exciting industry we work in, the successful clients that we serve, and the exceptionally talented individuals I work with. I'm proud to have built a team where everyone is encouraged to think creatively and are empowered to speak their minds openly. I am passionate about helping match the right bankers to the right clients and enjoy nothing more than seeing my team develop into world class trusted advisors. I also take great pride in being part of initiatives that bring women back to the workforce and efforts to further strengthen our Diversity and Inclusion practices.

At J.P. Morgan, we're raising the standard in private banking and delivering a uniquely elevated experience shaped around our clients. Drawing on generations of accumulated knowledge, we help clients experience the full possibility that their wealth creates.

Zita Chung

Chief Investment Officer

Sun Life Asset Management (HK) Limited

Ms Zita Chung is the Chief Investment Officer responsible for investment activities across Sun Life Asset Management (HK).  She has over 20 years of experience investing across multi-asset classes.  She joined Sun Life in 2012 as portfolio manager for the insurance portfolios and later took on a leadership role in the regional office, providing oversight on investment management and driving strategic initiatives across Asia.  Prior to joining Sun Life, Ms Chung was a senior consultant at Mercer Investment Consulting providing investment advice for institutional clients in the region.  She has also worked in Hastings Funds Management, responsible for asset management activities for an unlisted private equity infrastructure fund.  She is a Fellow of Institute of Actuaries of Australia and holds a Master of Commerce from the Macquarie University, having previously competed Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Melbourne.

Tom Digby

Director, Head of ETF Capital Markets, APAC

Invesco

Tom Digby leads the ETF Capital Markets team in Asia Pacific. As well as leading the team, he is currently responsible for developing the business and expanding Invesco’s ETF presence and capabilities for our clients across the Asia Pacific region. The primary role of Invesco ETF Capital Markets team is providing client education and insights for any of our ETF Investors. The team has an in-depth knowledge of product structure, market knowledge and trading which help educate investors and market participants in ETFs. Tom holds a Master’s degree in Investment Management from Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) part of the City of London University.

Fanda Ho

Head of Investment

Prudential Hong Kong

Fanda leads the Investment team in Prudential Hong Kong and is responsible for Strategic Asset Allocation and Portfolio Hedging to enhance the return and risk management for the products in order to meet the long term investment target. She is also responsible for overseeing the selection and performance of underlying managers. She works with key partners within Prudential group to design investment and operational framework for efficiently managing the entire portfolios, including tactical asset allocation, derivatives and other investment strategies (such as ESG and Alternatives). She also drives new product ideas from an investment initiative and supports investment related matters for marketing.

Fanda has over 14 years of experience in asset management and liability hedging for global insurance companies. Prior to joining Prudential Hong Kong in 2017, Fanda was the Client Solutions Director with Aviva Investors in London where she provided asset related solutions to internal and external clients. Before that she was the Senior Portfolio Manager overseeing the investment strategy of ₤50 bn annuity funds and also leading the hedging strategy of ₤100bn With-Profits funds in Prudential UK. Fanda is a CFA Charterholder and possesses BSc Actuarial Science from London School of Economics and MPhil Finance from University of Cambridge.

Yingyi Shen

Managing Director

Single Family Office

Yingyi heads a single family office, managing overall asset allocation and direct equity investments for the family. She is based in Hong Kong. Prior to returning to Asia and joining family office industry, Yingyi was a global macro Portfolio Manager seeded by Tudor Investment Corporation in New York. Before that, she was a Portfolio Associate at PIMCO in Europe, focusing on G10 and Emerging Markets FX and rates.

Yingyi holds MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and B.S. in Mathematics and B.A. in Physics from Duke University.

09:5510:40

ESG-Friendly ETFs: Being a socially responsible investor
Panel Discussion

09:50 - 10:20

  • What are the new ETF offerings within the ESG space? 
  • How to avoid greenwashing in a crowded ETF market?  
  • How developed is the ESG market in China? Are standards aligned with international practices? 
  • What’s the roadmap for ESG disclosure for China? Can we expect the quality of ESG data to improve?  
  • What trends and opportunities should investors be aware of? 
Plato Wong

Head of Green & Sustainable Finance

Friends of the Earth

Plato Wong is the Head of Green and Sustainable Finance at Friends of the Earth (HK) responsible for the Green Finance team. His role entails close collaboration with government agencies, trade associations and supranational in formulating ESG frameworks and sustainability related policies.

Prior to joining Friends of the Earth (HK), he was a Guest Lecturer with City University responsible for delivering Economic subjects.

Before he joined City University, He was the APAC Director of Research and Operations for DHR International which is one of the leading Human Resources Consulting firms globally.

In addition, he has also worked as the APAC Research Manager at a FinTech company, Dealogic responsible for a group of 15 researchers analyzing Fixed Income transactions including Green Bonds, Sustainability-Linked Loans, and other green financing transactions in the Asia Pacific region.

Plato is a Certified ESG Analyst and a Certified ESG Planner with a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Australia.

Winnie Cheung

Executive Director

Syfe Hong Kong Limited

Winnie joined Syfe to help its expansion in Hong Kong, she is also part of the Group investment committee. She started her career in the hedge fund space using multi-strategies. Prior to that she began her career at the PwC HK assurance. She specialises in event-driven, US/China growth equities. She was formerly a Portfolio Manager before joining Syfe in Lego Asset Management. She is both a CFA and a CPA.

Josephine Chiu

Director

Kingkey Asset Management

Josephine is a Director at Kingkey Asset Management and is also a key member of their Investment Committee. Josephine is responsible for the allocation of investment strategies and solutions for high-net-worth clients. Prior to Kingkey, Josephine was in the Institutional Business team of American Century Investments, Investment Banking team of Morgan Stanley, and the Real Estate Investment team of CLSA Capital.

 

Josephine graduated from University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business. She is also an avid investor in angel investments and property development. She also serves in the executive committee of the alumni association of both the Richard Ivey School of Business and the Canadian International School of Hong Kong. In her free time she enjoys playing golf, tennis, and porcelain painting.

 

Jacqueline Pang

Head of ETF Sales, Asia Pacific

HSBC Asset Management

Jacqueline Pang is the Head of ETF Sales, Asia Pacific of HSBC Asset Management. She is responsible in building up and driving the growth of HSBC ETF distribution in the region. Jacqueline joined HSBC from State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), where she heads up the ETF Capital Markets activities for Asia Pacific where she was involved in setting up the SPDR ETF business in APAC as one founding member with the focus in driving the liquidity, execution proposition and strengthening the market structure within the ETF ecosystem. Before moving to Hong Kong, She was with Amundi Asset Management, where she ran the capital markets business and was responsible for the development of ETFs covering brokers and market makers across Europe. She was also a product specialist for hedge funds at Amundi Alternative Investment in France in 2007. Prior to working at Amundi, she worked at ICAP Asia Pacific in Singapore, where she worked as an inter-dealer broker covering the money market desk. She also worked at DBS Bank where she marketed products to private clients. Jacqueline has a bachelor of science in economics and finance from RMIT University.

Stephen Pau

Chief Investment Officer

Hefeng Family Office

Stephen is currently the Chief Investment Officer at Hefeng Family Office. Before Hefeng, he held financial positions in various institutions, including senior portfolio manager at Veco Invest (Asia) Limited; managing multi-manager portfolios at The Hong Kong Jockey Club, the largest institutional investors in the Asia Pacific region; at the quantitative micro-strategy team with Deutsche Bank, ranked one of the top three research teams in the Quantitative / Derivative Category by Institutional Investors; a portfolio analysis specialist with JP Morgan Asset Management in the UK; and a fixed income analyst for The St. Paul Travelers Companies, Inc. in the UK. Stephen has a MSc in Actuarial Science from Cass Business School in the UK and is a Chartered Statistician and a Chartered Scientist. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

10:4011:10

Networking break

10:40 - 11:10

11:1011:50

Accessing China through index and equities: new trends

10:20 - 10:45

  • China Index Funds – A simplified format for taking diversified exposure to bonds
  • Actively Managing Exposures – Efficient Access to multiple themes through flexible and customizable indices
  • New trends emerged because of the Increased regulatory volatility in Chinese equities
  • Capturing passive outperformance – A unique opportunity in the China Equity Market  
Frederick Chu

Managing Director & Head of Financial Institutions

Magnum Research

Frederick is the Managing Director & Head of Financial Institutions at Magnum Research. He is responsible for developing the company’s business-to-business wealth and portfolio solutions under the AQUMON brand. Frederick has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. He was recently the Executive Director of Asset Management at Haitong International Group leading the HaitongETF business. Prior to that Frederick was the Head of ETFs at ChinaAMC(HK), managing the firm’s ETF franchise and strategies in Hong Kong and overseas. Frederick also worked at a number of global banks including HSBC, Credit Suisse, Societe Generale, as well as Lehman Brothers in the Prime Services and Capital Markets area. He started his career as a futures trader at Refco. Frederick holds a MBA degree from New York Institute of Technology, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia.

Jaye Chiu

Head of Investment Products & Advisory Department

The Bank of East Asia, Limited

Jaye Chiu is the regional head of investment for Bank of Montreal (BMO) Private Bank in Asia. In this role, he has overall leadership and governance responsibilities for the full suite of discretionary and advisory investment solutions provided to high net worth clients of BMO Private Bank in Hong Kong and Singapore booking centers. The regional investment team provides trading, discretionary portfolio management and investment advisory services across equities, fixed income & rates, foreign exchange, commodities, mutual funds, alternative investments and structured products.

Before joining BMO, Jaye was the Senior Managing Director, Head of Investment Hong Kong at EFG Bank AG. In this role, Jaye led the Investment Department that consisted of investment counselors, asset-class advisors, due diligence specialists and security traders. Prior to EFG, Jaye was the Head of Profiled & Fund Mandates, Asia for BNP Paribas Wealth Management. Jaye also held other previous roles in HSBC Private Bank and UBS Wealth Management.

Jaye graduated with honors from Tepper School of Business - Carnegie Mellon University in the United States. Based in Hong Kong since 2004, Jaye is a regular speaker at financial industry conferences and is a judge for various awards within the industry in Asia.

Kenny Wen

Head of Investment Strategy

KGI Asia

Mr. Wen joins KGI Asia in June 2022 and heads the team of investment strategy providing analysis on macroeconomic trends, equities in Hong Kong and Mainland China stock markets and advice on wealth management strategy. In his research capacity, apart from daily analysis reports, Kenny provides investment and fund analysis. He also writes for commentary columns in different media and has spoken at a variety of investment seminars. Prior to his role in KGI Asia, Mr. Wen was Wealth Management Strategist in Everbright Securities International since 2013 and led a retail research team.

Dr. Zhen Wei

Managing Director, Global Head, China Research

MSCI

Dr. Zhen WEI is a Managing Director at MSCI and globally head the firms’ China Research and Product Development efforts. In addition, he spearheads thought leadership on China and Emerging Markets, Global Investing, Factor Investing, ESG Investing and Asset Allocation. Prior to joining MSCI, Zhen Wei led the Asia Pacific team of the Global Cross Asset Systematic Research division at J.P. Morgan. Before this, Zhen was a senior equity strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and fixed income strategist at Lehman Brothers. Dr. Wei has extensive research experience in global macro, ESG integration, asset allocation, risk management, quantitative models and investment product design. His research has been published in various international journals. Zhen Wei acquired his PhD in Statistics and Master Degree in Financial Mathematics from Stanford University. He has lectured MBA courses at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

11:5012:15

Crypto investing: What are the new trends and developments?

11:40 - 12:05

  • A perspective into recent decline of cryptocurrency in the past year 
  • How are we moving towards wider institutional adoption of cryptos? 
  • What are the new opportunities within private markets and VCs? 
  • Creating liquid strategies for cryptocurrencies 
Alvin Fan

Chief Executive Officer

OP Investment Management Limited

Alvin Fan is the Chief Executive Officer of OP Investment Management Limited (OPIM), responsible for the company’s overall strategy. He has over 15 years’ experience in finance and strategy - spanning across managerial, private equity, and fund of funds. Alvin was previously Director of Incubated Funds and Head of Investor Relations at OP Financial Investments Ltd, a Hong Kong listed Investment Company, where he was responsible for monitoring the company’s portfolio of public equity investments. Prior to joining OP, Alvin was previously working in private equity focused on distressed assets and property. Alvin received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario) in 2006.

Kelvin Koh

Co-founder & Partner, CIO

Spartan Capital

Kelvin has over 20 years of experience in investment and research across multiple asset classes and geographies.
Prior to serving as CIO of Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of Spartan Group, Kelvin was Managing Partner of Trident Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm.
Previously, Kelvin was a Partner and China CIO at Indus Capital, an Asia-focused equity hedge fund with over $6.5 billion in assets under management. Before joining Indus Capital, Kelvin was also Partner and Head of Research at Goldman Sachs, where he spent 18 years across its Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing offices. He started his career there as a research analyst, during which he garnered top rankings from Institutional Investor, AsiaMoney and Greenwich Associates for his industry-leading analysis.

12:1512:20

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks 

12:15 - 12:20

12:2013:20

Lunch

12:30 - 13:30