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08:00 - 08:50 50 mins
Main Session Room
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50 - 09:00 10 mins
Main Session Room
Chairman's Welcome
09:00 - 09:30 30 mins
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Geopolitics – Ignore at your peril!

Ongoing trade issues between US and China: what implications is this having on financial markets in China? What is the knock-on effect on other Asian markets? And predicting what other important global events will define the Asian investment landscape in 2020 and beyond?

09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
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Latest updates from the regulator

What is the vision for Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF)? What effect is it having on the asset management industry in Hong Kong, in Asia and globally? What is the government trying to achieve?

09:50 - 10:30 40 mins
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Global CEOs speak out

Tightening regulations, stormy financial market, the dawn of customisation:

How are global firms facing up to disruption and its challenges?

10:30 - 11:10 40 mins
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Late-cycle investing: reacting to growing risk

Having seen some record losses in 2018, CIOs and fund selectors discuss the biggest challenges facing the industry:

 How to strive for a reasonable return in late cycle? What should investors do to their portfolios in 2020 and what are the potential growth areas to focus on?

11:10 - 11:40 30 mins
Networking break
11:40 - 12:20 40 mins
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FundForum Asia
Tackling Asia: EM, developed or both?

Comparing the performance of emerging markets and developed markets in Asia: What are the benefits of tapping into under-invested markets early and what are the hidden risks involved? Should investors approach EM as a whole or a more granular approach?

11:40 - 12:20 40 mins
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Inside ETFs Asia
Future for ETFs: what’s next on the horizon

One big question for ETF practitioners in Asia: why are great products not selling well in Asia and how to solve this? What are the drivers for passive to grow into comparable market size as active? What are the biggest challenges at hand with ETFs amid the uncertain financial outlook?

12:20 - 13:00 40 mins
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FundForum Asia
Asia bonds: a safe haven for investors?

Exploring the development of the Asian bond market and understanding what are the pros and cons of different approaches to gain exposure? Weighing up the risk vs the opportunity.

12:20 - 12:50 30 mins
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Inside ETFs Asia
Factor investing: Band new report on strategic beta

Special guest keynote

13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking lunch
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
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Business Leaders Forum
WealthTech: A new era for wealth managers

How can wealth managers connect more intelligently with clients? What kind of services can they deploy to add value to clients with the addition of tech? And what investment products will win out in a digital context?

14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
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Fund Buyers Solutions
AI as an investment tool

“What will make my life easier as an investor?”, “How to use AI to enhance portfolio constructions?”, “What are the tools available for selecting the best ETFs effectively for my portfolio?” This session we will explore all questions the investors have around AI, and how AI can help when it comes to making the right investment decisions

14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
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Inside ETFs Asia
Spotlights on Australia

Expected to be another record-breaking year for Australia’s ETF market, what trends do they anticipate in 2020 in terms of product development and How will Australian issuers cope with the risks of product proliferation?

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
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Business Leaders Forum
Distribution outlook

How is technology changing the distribution landscape for asset managers? How can technology help improve asset managers’ relationships with their distribution partners?

14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
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Inside ETFs Asia
10 questions in 20 minutes: A crowded market?

Getting into the ETF game now in Asia? – are you already behind the curve? How much is the market left for you to exploit? What’s your strategy to capture your slice of the pie? How do you communicate your unique proposition to investors?

14:40 - 15:30 50 mins
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Fund Buyers Solutions
Portfolio construction clinic

Back by popular demand, in-depth roundtable discussions on developments in portfolio construction, product and asset class discussions


Table 1: Smarter beta

Table 2: ETFs 

Table 3: AI as an investment theme

Table 4: Model Portfolios

 

14:50 - 15:30 40 mins
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Inside ETFs Asia
Bond ETFs vs bonds: diversity, liquidity and transparency

Do bond ETFs bring similar yield as bond funds? What are the additional risks for bond ETFs and how can investors measure them? In what situation investors should buy fixed income ETF instead of a fund?

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
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Business Leaders Forum
Retirement in Asia

With a rapidly aging population, pension and healthcare products are increasingly important. This session will focus on meeting customers’ evolving needs through product development and how technology will help shape retirement provision in the future.

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Networking break
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
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Main Session Room
Active vs passive: shaking up the mutual fund world

Will passive investing overtake the active space in the near future? Are ETFs purely driven by low cost? Do they deliver something that active funds don’t? Can active investing make a comeback?

16:30 - 17:15 45 mins
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Closing keynote: learning from China’s leading digital disruptor

Hear from Alipay, Alibaba’s online payment system, which now controls more than half of China’s online payments market, on how they are disrupting the industry, how they are positioning themselves among global innovators like Amazon, and their plans for the next 3 years.

17:15 - 18:15 60 mins
Networking drink reception
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11:10 - 11:40

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13:00 - 14:00

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15:30 - 16:00

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17:15 - 18:15

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