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08:00 - 08:50 50 mins
08:50 - 09:10 20 mins
Chairman's Opening Remarks
09:10 - 09:50 40 mins
China’s new economy and policies
  • Louis Kuijs - Head of Asia Economics, Oxford Economics
  • Adam Wolfe - Strategist, Asia Ex-Japan, MRB Partners

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

09:50 - 10:20 30 mins
China as a global investor: How China’s leading investors are coping with today’s investment world
  • Arjan De Boer - Head of Markets, Investments & Structuring, Asia, Indosuez Wealth Management
  • Eric Chua - Managing Director, Asian Wealth Community, Asia Harvest Family Office
  • William Ma - Co-CIO, Noah Holdings
  • With China’s recent opening up of policy to foreign companies we will look at how is it becoming an integral part of the global investment universe
  • How asset allocation and wealth management are changing
10:20 - 10:50 30 mins
China as a global pioneer: China’s innovation in sustainable investment
  • Patrick Ip - Managing Director, China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund (CAF)
  • Yang Du - Managing Director, Head of Asset Management, China Securities International

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?

10:50 - 11:20 30 mins
Networking Break
11:20 - 12:00 40 mins
China as a global digital leader: The next global fintech centre
  • King Lun Au - CEO, Value Partners
  • Soul Htite - Executive Chairman, DIANRONG.COM
  • Greg Van den Bergh - CEO, Bankorus

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
12:40 - 13:20 40 mins
Generating your fund business in China: Increasing connectivity between offshore and onshore
  • Lieven Debruyne - CEO Asia Pacific, Schroders
  • William Kwok - Managing Director, ChinaInvestConnect
  • Sandra Lu - Partner, Llinks Law, Shanghai
  • Aileen Song - Managing Director, China Business, AllianceBernstein
  • What can foreign partners do, how do people see this playing out and will the cost of entry pay out in 3-5 years?
  • Establishing a foothold: What is the best route? Is this China’s watershed moment?
  • What’s the opportunity behind the MSCI’s inclusion of China A shares?
  • How investors are using index strategies
13:20 - 14:30 70 mins
Networking Lunch
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
Balloon debate: The big investment opportunity for 2018
  • Ko Tseng - Board Director, BOB Scotia International Asset Management Company Ltd
  • Gordon Tsui - Executive Director & Head of Fixed Income, Talking Asset Management Company

This session will see a debate around the latest product developments for retail investors:

  • China equities
  • Small cap equity
  • Unconstrained bonds
  • Infrastructure
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
China-focused thinking around asset allocation
  • Michael Wittich - Greater China & North Asia Head, Investor Coverage, Standard Chartered
  • Zhongbao Guo - Head of International Business Department, Guotai Junan Securities
  • What’s being launched in China’s onshore market?
  • Gaining access to China equity and debt markets
  • What are the opportunities around regulatory-driven products?
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Networking Break
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Distribution and intermediaries: How to tap into markets
  • Chantal Grinderslev - Partner, Z-Ben Advisors
  • 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?
16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
The shift to alternatives: What’s the opportunity?
  • Aaron Boesky - CEO, Marco Polo Pure Asset Management
  • Jayne Bok - Head of Investments, Asia, Willis Towers Watson
  • Manjot Rana - Senior Principal, Head of Principal Credit Investments – Asia, CPPIB
  • Kelly Yang - VP, Investment, House of Hirandani (Family Office)
17:00 - 17:10 10 mins
Chairman's Closing Remarks