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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
Chairman's Opening Remarks
09:05 - 09:35 30 mins
China’s new economy and policies

Forecasts and interpretations for China as a global economic driver, overcoming execution issues and current priorities for asset managers looking to access in China

09:35 - 10:05 30 mins
China as a global digital leader: The next global fintech centre
  • King Lun Au - CEO, Value Partners
  • Soul Htite - Founder and CEO, Dianrong.com

With retail banking becoming an increasingly digital proposition the future of customer-led retail banking distribution what defines success in this era of customer-led distribution?

  • Changing dynamics of banking models: The first market to go fully digital?
  • Innovation in Chinese asset management and global growth strategy 
  • Understanding Chinese investment behaviour
10:05 - 10:35 30 mins
China as a global pioneer: China’s innovation in sustainable investment

As the largest issuer of green bonds, the biggest producer of solar panels China is spearheading the global energy revolution. With initiatives, such as One Belt Road, China is leading the charge in achieving green and low-carbon infrastructure. What will be the impact on the real economy?

10:35 - 11:05 30 mins
Networking Break
11:05 - 11:35 30 mins
China as a global investor: Thriving in today’s investment world

With China’s recent opening up of policy and One Belt One Road initiative companies we will look at how China’s leading investors are flourishing and how China is becoming an integral part of the global investment universe

11:35 - 12:05 30 mins
COOs Discuss - Cracking China
  • Chantal Grinderslev - Senior advisor, Z-Ben Advisors
  • Ken Hui - Chief Operating Officer, Fullgoal Asset Management (HK) Ltd
  • Steve Bryant - COO Greater China, Schroders

Operational considerations: Co-operation, compliance and culture

12:05 - 12:35 30 mins
Policy Developments (& Product): Increasing connectivity between offshore and onshore
  • Recent policy developments in China
  • What’s the opportunity behind the MSCI’s inclusion of China A shares
  • How are investors using index strategies?
12:35 - 13:35 60 mins
Networking Lunch
13:35 - 14:05 30 mins
Structure: Generating your fund business in China
  • Lieven Debruyne - CEO Asia Pacific, Schroders
  • Establishing a foothold: Shall I go down the route of PMF WFOE or detour to JV? Are partnerships the way forward or do I build a local firm? Is this China’s watershed moment?
  • Ensure commitment: What are we doing about local talent?
  • What can foreign partners do, how do people see this playing out and will the cost of entry pay out in 3-5 years?
14:35 - 15:05 30 mins
Networking Break
15:05 - 15:35 30 mins
Distribution and intermediaries: How to tap into markets
  • Data backed insight into China’s HNWI market
  • Demystifying intermediation: what is the route to take?
  •  How much access can international investors have in China?
15:35 - 16:05 30 mins
How to get alpha out of China investment: The growth of China MoM and FoF platforms

Which presents the best China investment talents with international standards?

16:05 - 16:35 30 mins
China and Wealth: How asset allocation and wealth management are changing
  • Arjan De Boer - Head of Markets, Investments & Structuring, Asia, Indosuez Wealth Management
16:35 - 17:05 30 mins
The shift to alternatives: What’s the opportunity?
  • Jayne Bok - Head of Investments, Asia, WILLIS TOWERS WATSON
17:05 - 17:10 5 mins
Chairman's Closing Remarks