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08:00 - 08:50 50 mins
08:50 - 09:10 20 mins
Chairman's Opening Remarks
  • Richard Harris - CEO, Port Shelter Investment Management
09:10 - 09:55 45 mins
China’s new economy and policies
  • Moderator Blair Pickerell - Strategic Advisor, CreditEase Wealth Management
  • Shuang Ding - Chief Economist for Greater China and North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
  • 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

09:55 - 10:35 40 mins
China as a global investor: How China’s leading investors are coping with today’s investment world
  • Moderator Yang Du - Managing Director, Head of Asset Management, China Securities International
  • Arjan De Boer - Head of Markets, Investments & Structuring, Asia, Indosuez Wealth Management
  • William Ma - Co-CIO, Noah Holdings
  • Janet Li - Wealth Business Leader, Asia, Mercer
  • 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
10:35 - 10:55 20 mins
Security Tokens: Making Markets Liquid
  • Greg Van den Bergh - CEO, Bankorus
10:55 - 11:25 30 mins
Networking Break
11:25 - 12:05 40 mins
China as a global digital leader: The next global fintech centre
  • Moderator Ken Yap - Managing Director, Asia, Cerulli Associates
  • King Lun Au - CEO, Value Partners
  • Maggie Ng - Founder & CEO, FinEX Asia
  • 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
12:45 - 13:25 40 mins
Generating your fund business in China: Increasing connectivity between offshore and onshore
  • Moderator Eugenie Shen - Managing Director, Head of Asset Management Group, ASIFMA
  • 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
13:25 - 14:35 70 mins
Networking Lunch
14:35 - 15:05 30 mins
Balloon debate: The big investment opportunity for 2018
  • Moderator Chantal Grinderslev - Partner, Z-Ben Advisors
  • William Chan - Chairman & CEO, Rykadan Capital
  • Don Marchesiello - Managing Director – Global Head of Traditional Investments, Citi Private Bank
  • 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
15:05 - 15:35 30 mins
Inbound China Asset allocation
  • Moderator Michael Wittich - Greater China & North Asia Head, Investor Coverage, Standard Chartered Bank
  • William Chan - Chairman & CEO, Rykadan Capital
  • Zhongbao Guo - Head of International Business Department, Guotai Junan Securities
  • Mona Chung - Head of ETF & Cross Asset, Ping An Asset Management (HK)
  • Macro Environment & Demographics – how to tap new Wealth
  • Efficient Access to China equity and debt markets 
  • Private Equity, Commercial Real Estate & Alternatives
  • Opportunities around regulatory-driven products & Pensions 
  • Capturing Themes with China onshore Funds
15:35 - 16:05 30 mins
Networking Break
16:05 - 16:35 30 mins
Let’s Discuss the Devil and His Details – Executing in China
  • 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?
16:35 - 17:05 30 mins
The shift to alternatives: What’s the opportunity?
  • Moderator Jayne Bok - Head of Investments, Asia, Willis Towers Watson
  • Antony John - Principal, Ilex Associates
  • Manjot Rana - Senior Principal, Head of Principal Credit Investments – Asia, CPPIB
  • Angel Wu - Head of Product Management Group, Hong Kong, Bank of Singapore
  • Vineet Vohra - Director & Practice Leader, Arete Financial Partners
17:05 - 18:35 90 mins
Welcome drinks reception