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Key Sessions

Zander Yin

Unpicking Chinese investors’ appetite

Noah Holdings Limited

Christine Loh

Connecting the dots: Greater Bay Area initiative

former Undersecretary for the Environment, HKSAR Government

Jun Ma

Up the game: green finance

Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking (ex-Chief Economist of PBOC)

08:00 - 08:45 45 mins
08:45 - 08:50 5 mins
Chairman's opening address
08:50 - 09:20 30 mins
Is China still the engine for global economic growth?
  • Panellist Mehran Nakhjavan - Partner, Emerging Markets Strategist, MRB Partners
  • Panellist Lin Li - Managing Director, Head of Asset Allocation Strategy Research, CreditEase Wealth Management (Hong Kong) Limited

Following a challenging 2018 in geopolitical terms, how is the economic landscape in China shifting? Is China really opening the door to foreigners and what plans does the government have in place to allow this to happen? Is this the time for conservative or aggressive investing?

10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Debating manager selection

How do overseas investors select the right Chinese managers given limited track record information? How important is it to get ‘true’ exposure to the Chinese stock market?  What should they be looking for? Can investors gain onshore fixed income market exposure?

10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Networking break
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Unpicking Chinese investors’ appetite
  • Zander Yin - Co-Founder, Noah Holdings Limited

Conversation in Chinese 中文对话

Simultaneous translation on site现场同声翻译

What are Chinese investors looking for? What products, which asset classes? And uncovering their local vs international bias?

11:30 - 12:05 35 mins
Connecting the dots: Greater Bay Area initiative
  • Presenter Christine Loh - Chief Development Strategist, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, former Undersecretary for the Environment, HKSAR Government
  • Fireside Chat Wei (Steve) Wang - MD & Deputy Head of Research, Bank of China International

A tour d’horizon on China’s development policy of ecological civilization and recent examples of how that is proceeding. How is this linked to the GBA plan and the development of a vision/plan for 2035? The need to raise capital for it, and China’s effort to green its financial system. Hear Christine Loh on a holistic view of China changing gear in its development path where the environment is key.

15 minute presentation by Christine Loh

followed by a 20 minute fireside chat with Steve Wang

12:05 - 12:35 30 mins
Up the game: green finance
  • Jun Ma - Chairman, Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking (ex-Chief Economist of PBOC)

As the Chinese government continues to take strides towards a greener financial system, is investor appetite keeping pace? How to get ESG right in the China market? What are the challenges facing the development of green finance? Should investors wait for the perfect regulatory framework before investing in green products?

12:35 - 13:45 70 mins
Networking lunch
13:45 - 14:15 30 mins
China: shaping the future of global tech
  • Panellist Henry Chan - Chief Investment Officer, BEA Union Investment Management
  • Panellist Soul Htite - FinTech Entrepreneur, DIANRONG.COM
  • Panellist Ting Li - Chief Executive Officer, Yunfeng Financial Group
  • Panellist Chi Kit Chai - Head of Capital Markets and CIO, Ping An Asset Management (Hong Kong)
  • Moderator Jonathan Ha - CEO, Red Pulse

What future innovations can we expect to see from China? How are these tech companies getting into the investment game? Should traditional fund managers be nervous?

15min presentation on Fintech applied to asset management by Soul Htite, Chairman, Dianrong Group

followed by a 40min panel discussion

14:15 - 14:45 30 mins
How best to invest in China
  • Panellist Michael Levin - Head of Asset Management, Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse Private Banking
  • Panellist Daniel Chan - Managing Director, Head of Citi Investment Management Asia, Citi Private Bank
  • Panellist Markus Danninger - Member of the Management Board, Generali China AMC
  • Moderator Qi Wang - CEO, MegaTrust Investment (HK)
  • Panellist Agus Tandiono - Managing Director, Head of Fundamental Equities Asia, Active Equities, CPPIB Asia Inc.

What’s the role of China in global portfolio allocation? How much exposure do investors need? Is active or passive the best way to navigate a complex and volatile market like China?


14:45 - 15:25 40 mins
Spotlight on A-shares development
  • Panellist Jackie Choy - Director of ETF Research, Asia, Morningstar
  • Panellist Tao Xing - Head of ALM, BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited

What are the implications for potential investments in China? And how about the ETF market? What are foreign investors’ appetites for mainland equity and bonds and can they afford to ignore China?

15:25 - 15:55 30 mins
Networking break
15:55 - 16:25 30 mins
Too Hot To Touch - due diligence
  • Discussion leader Andrew Sullivan - Director, Pearl Bridge Asset Management

What are the best ways for investors to assess risk and have exposure to China when China is still not fully transparent? How do investors do their research and due diligence – is a  different approach required for China?

16:25 - 17:05 40 mins
Product roundtables
  • Table 1: Hedge funds
  • Table 2: Real Assets
  • Table 3: Private equity
  • Table 4: ETFs
  • Table 5: Green Bonds
17:05 - 18:05 60 mins
Welcome drinks reception