2022 GBA-GFA | HKGFA Annual Meetings

Integrating Sustainable Finance in GBA and Beyond

Date
Thursday, 22nd September
09:30 - 17:30
Venue
Meeting Rooms N101-N112, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Format
Hybrid-Virtual broadcasting subject to social distancing measures
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This event combines the 2022 (third) annual meeting of Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance (GBA-GFA) and the 2022 (fifth) annual forum of Hong Kong Green Finance Association. These annual meetings also mark the beginning of Hong Kong’s Presidency (2022-23) of GBA-GFA, following the Shenzhen Presidency (2021-22) and Guangdong Presidency (2020-21). The annual meetings will present the key deliverables of the GBA-GFA in the past 12 months and discuss options for further integration of the GBA green finance market as well as enhancement of Hong Kong’s role as an international finance hub.

Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) is pleased to announce that the event, titled “Integrating Sustainable Finance in GBA and Beyond” will be held on Thursday 22nd September 2022. We expect over 1,000 participants virtually, including policy makers, regulators, financial institutions, companies and civil society from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Asia and beyond to join this event; as well as over 150 physical participants at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Accreditations

HKICPA members may claim a maximum of 6 CPD hours upon full participation of the event.

SFC licensed persons may be able to claim CPT hours.

Program

Morning Sessions
Afternoon Sessions
09:15 – 09:30
Online Log-in
09:30 - 12:30
Morning Sessions
Moderator

Chaoni Huang

  • Vice President and Secretary General, Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA); Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, Global Markets APAC, BNP Paribas
09:30 - 10:10
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dr Ma Jun

  • Chairman and President, HKGFA

The Hon. Mr. Paul Chan Mo-po

  • Financial Secretary, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

Mr. WANG Xin

  • Director General, Research Bureau, People’s Bank of China

Mr. Chan Sau San

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Monetary Authority of Macao

Mr. YU Haiping

  • Director General, Guangdong Provincial Finance Bureau

Mr. HE Jie

  • Director-General of Shenzhen Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau
10:15 – 10:25
Ceremony of GBA-GFA Presidency Handover to Hong Kong

Mr. HE Jie

  • Director-General of Shenzhen Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau

Dr Ma Jun

  • Chairman and President, HKGFA
10:30 - 11:15
GBA-GFA Presidency Report and Working Groups Presentations
2021-22 GBAGFA Work Report 

Hai-ou CHEN

  • Secretory of GBA-GFA and Shenzhen Green Finance Association
Working Group 1 – Applying Common Ground Taxonomy to GBA

Chaoni Huang

  • Vice President and Secretary General, HKGFA; Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets APAC, BNP Paribas
Working Group 5 – GBA Pilot of Green Building Collaboration | GBA Deep Decarbonisation Project (progress update)

Tracy Wong Harris

  • Vice President and Deputy Secretary General, HKGFA; Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, Asia, Standard Chartered
Working Group 2 – GBA Pilot of Greater Bay Area Greening the Supply Chain

Meng MENG

  • Secretary-General of Guangdong Green Finance Committee, President of Guangzhou Emissions Exchange
Working Group 3 – GBA Climate Fund Research Working Group

Yang LIU

  • General Manager of China Emissions Exchange (Shenzhen)
Working Group 4 – GBA Green Finance Standard Mutual Recognition Working Group

Xu SUN

  • Director of Strategic Research in Shenzhen Green Finance Association
11:30 - 12:30
Panel 1 Integrating Global Standards and Climate Related Disclosure into Financing Investment Strategies
Moderator

Chaoni Huang

  • Vice President and Secretary General, HKGFA; Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets APAC, BNP Paribas
Speakers

Dennis Fok

  • Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management, Mirae Asset Global Investments (Hong Kong)

Frank Leung

  • Head of Banking Policy, Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

Juliette Macresy

  • Senior Director, Head of APAC Sales, Moody’s ESG Solutions

Wong Chun Keung Danny

  • Deputy General Manager, Economics & Strategic Planning Department / Hong Kong Financial Research Institute of Bank of China, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Yousheng Li

  • Director of Policy & Regulations Division, Guangzhou Municipal Local Financial Supervision and Administration
13:30 – 17:30
Afternoon Sessions
Moderators:

Tracy Wong Harris

  • Vice President and Deputy Secretary General, Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA); Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, Asia, Standard Chartered

Jenny Lee

  • Under Secretary General, HKGFA
13:30 – 14:10
Afternoon Fireside Chat: Advancing Hong Kong as a Regional Sustainable Financial Center
Moderator

Tracy Wong Harris

  • Vice President and Deputy Secretary General, HKGFA; Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, Asia, Standard Chartered
Speakers

Mr. Nicolas Aguzin

  • Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Mr. Ashley Alder

  • Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Futures Commission; Chairman of the IOSCO Board

Mr. Joseph Chan

  • Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, The Government of Hong Kong SAR
14:15 - 15:15
Panel 2 Expanding the Role of Carbon Markets in Asia
Moderator

Ben McQuhae

Vice President and Special Advisor to Chairman, HKGFA; Founder, Ben McQuhae & Co

Speakers

Chris Leeds

  • Head of Carbon Markets Development, Standard Chartered

Sammie Leung

  • Partner, Regional ESG Services, PwC Asia Pacific

Meng Meng

  • Secretary-General of Guangdong Green Finance Committee, President of Guangzhou Emissions Exchange

Glenda So

  • Co-Head of Markets, HKEX

Christopher Webb

  • Global Head of Carbon Markets, HSBC

Tasos Zavitsanakis

  • Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China, APAC Sustainable Finance Office, UBS
15:20 - 16:20
Panel 3 ESG Data and Technology Innovations
Moderator

Jonathan Drew

  • Vice President, HKGFA; Head of Global Banking Sustainability, Asia Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
Speakers

Olivier Ménard

  • Head of Green and Sustainable Hub, Asia Pacific, Natixis CIB

Bénédicte Nolens

  • Head of the BIS Innovation Hub, Hong Kong Centre

Debra Tan

  • Head & Director, China Water Risk

Mervyn Tang

  • Head of Sustainability Strategy, APAC, Schroders

Jason Tu

  • Co-founder & CEO, MioTech
16:25 - 17:25
Panel 4 Transition Finance Pathways to Achieving Net Zero Targets
Moderator

Yasmine Djeddai

  • Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, Asia Pacific, Société Générale
Speakers

Wai-Shin Chan

  • Head of HSBC’s Climate Change Centre of Excellence and Global Head of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Research, HSBC

Grace Cheung

  • Group Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Cathay Pacific

Fan Wing Yu, Winnie

  • Managing Director of Sustainable Finance, Corporate Banking; Deputy General Manager, Global Corporate Banking Department, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Tracy Wong Harris

  • Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, Asia, Standard Chartered; Vice President and Deputy Secretary General, HKGFA

Ricco Zhang

  • Green Bonds and Product Innovation Working Group Co-chair, HKGFA; Senior Director, Asia Pacific, International Capital Market Association
Closing Remarks
17:30 - 17:30

Dr. Ma Jun

  • Chairman and President, HKGFA

Biographies

All Speakers
Morning Session
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Morning Fireside Chat
Report and Progress Update
Session 1
Session 2
Afternoon Session
Afternoon Fireside Chat
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Keynote Address
Report Release
Closing Remarks
Ashley Alder

Chief Executive Officer
Securities and Futures Commission

 

Ashley is the Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. He was first appointed in October 2011. In May 2016, Ashley was elected as Chair of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), and was re-elected for a further two-year term in June 2020.

 

Ashley was previously Chair of the IOSCO Asia-Pacific Regional Committee and Vice Chair of the IOSCO Board. Ashley has represented IOSCO as a member of the Financial Stability Board Steering Committee and Plenary since his election as IOSCO Board Chair.

 

Ashley started his career as a lawyer in London in 1984. He moved to Hong Kong in 1989 with the international law firm Herbert Smith, practicing corporate and business law. He was Executive Director of Corporate Finance at the SFC from 2001 to 2004, before returning to Herbert Smith, where he became head of the firm’s Asia Region.

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Ben McQuhae

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL STATUS

  • Founder, Ben McQuhae & Co (bmcquhae.com), a Hong Kong-based corporate and commercial law firm for sustainability and innovation that has been described as the only true ESG law firm on the planet and Winner of the INSEAD Business as a Force for Good Award 2021. Ben is an industry leading corporate and commercial lawyer, a recognized leader in sustainable finance and green fintech, and a pioneer in carbon markets and decarbonization
  • Qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales (1999) and Hong Kong (2003)

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

  • Co-Founder, Executive Committee Member and Special Advisor to the Chairman, Hong Kong Green Finance Association (hkgreenfinance.org)
  • Hong Kong representative, United Nations network of international Financial Centres for Sustainability (fc4s.org)
  • Lead, APFF/SFDN Carbon Markets Workstream to develop policy recommendations for APEC finance ministers
  • Member, Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) Working Group on Carbon Market Opportunities
  • Advisory Panel Member and contributor, BIS Innovation Hub & Hong Kong Monetary Authority “Project Genesis”, A vision for technology-driven green finance
  • Advisory Panel Member, BIS Innovation Hub & Hong Kong Monetary Authority “Project Genesis 2”, mitigation outcome securities
  • Project Coordinator, The Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance
  • Founder, Angel Attorneys
  • Board member, The Alliance for Sustainable Schools
  • Founder and Co-chair, Hong Kong Green Finance Task Force (2017-2018)

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

  • 2018 – 2021: Founding Partner, GPS McQuhae LLP, Hong Kong
  • 2010 – 2018: Partner, Jones Day, Hong Kong
  • 2004 – 2010: Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Hong Kong (now part of Norton Rose Fulbright)
  • 2000 – 2004: Denton Wilde Sapte, London and from 2001 Hong Kong (now Dentons)

PROFESSIONAL HONOURS & DISTINCTIONS

  • Winner of the INSEAD Business as a Force for Good Award 2021
  • Chambers Asia — ranked Band 1 (2012-2018)
  • Legal 500 – leading individual (2009-2018)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Expert (2012-2018)
  • IFLR1000 — leading lawyer
  • Expert Guides — The World’s Leading Lawyers — leading practitioner (2011-2018)

 

EDUCATION

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice – The College of Law, England
  • LLB Hons – Exeter University, England
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Bénédicte Nolens

Head of the BIS Innovation Hub, Hong Kong Centre

 

Bénédicte is the Head of the BIS Innovation Hub, Hong Kong Centre. Prior to this appointment, she was a managing director at SC Ventures, the innovation arm of Standard Chartered Bank that leads a series of new ventures across digital banking, banking as a service, SME finance and blockchain. From 2018-2019, she was the Vice President of International Government Relations at Circle, involved in the evolution of blockchain and digital assets. From 2012-2018, she was the Head of Risk & Strategy of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), and in that capacity also acting as the Vice Chair of the Committee on Emerging Risks and the Fintech research lead for the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). From 2007-2012, she was a managing director at Credit Suisse and before that from 1997-2007 she was an associate and executive director at Goldman Sachs. Originally from Belgium, she holds LL.M. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Leuven. She is admitted to the New York Bar since 1999. In 2016, she was a recipient of the China Daily Asian Women Leadership Awards for her efforts related to entrepreneurship, innovation and charity. She remains closely engaged in these topics, most recently through her involvement in the Fintech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK) and Women in Finance Asia (WiFA.)

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Chan Sau San

Chairman, Board of Directors, Monetary Authority of Macao

Chan Sau San was born in Macao and educated in Macao, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.  He received his Ph.D. (Economics and Finance) from the University of Hong Kong and his Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Warwick in England.  After his graduation from the University of Warwick in 1988, Mr. Chan had been a business economist and senior executive in major public and private organisations in Hong Kong.  

After completing his doctoral studies, Mr. Chan returned to his hometown in 1998 and started to teach at the Faculty of Business Administration (FBA), the University of Macau, and assumed the administrative role of Vice-chairman of the FBA Management Committee.  In February 2001, Mr. Chan was transferred to the Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM) as its Director of the Research & Statistics Department.  He was appointed as Member of the AMCM Board of Directors in August 2015 and has served as Chairman of the Board since August 2017.  

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Chaoni Huang

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets APAC, BNP Paribas

As Head of Sustainable Capital Markets Asia Pacific, Chaoni leads BNP Paribas’s sustainable finance solutions across asset classes for corporates, financial institutions and investors. Leading a growing Sustainable Capital Markets team and working with Global Markets, Capital Markets Group and coverage teams in Asia Pacific and the Banks’s global sustainable finance community, Chaoni drives BNP Paribas’s continued expansion and leadership in Asian sustainable capital markets.

Chaoni is an industry veteran with over 15 years of experience in sustainable finance having held various ESG-related roles at Natixis, S&P Trucost, MSCI and the United Nations. In addition to her role at BNP Paribas, Chaoni is also highly involved in the forwarding Asia’s ESG agenda through driving the development of sustainable finance ecosystems, education and advocacy in the region. She is Vice President and Secretary General of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and was a guest researcher at both the Green Finance Center at Tsinghua University and the China Economy and Sustainable Development Centre at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

Chaoni received her Bachelor of Economics from the University of Warwick.

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Chris Leeds

Head of Carbon Markets Development

Standard Chartered

Chris is the Head of Carbon Markets Development at Standard Chartered, building the bank’s environmental trading and financing business and growing its profile as a global leader in sustainable finance. This involves advising clients, originating carbon related transactions and building the trading infrastructure. He is a member of the Climate Impact X Advisory (CIX) Forum and supported SCB’s Group CEO, Bill Winters, in his role as Chair of the Taskforce for Scaling the Voluntary Carbon Markets (TSVCM). He is a board member of the newly formed Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Markets (IC-VCM) and serves as a member of the CPLC’s Advisory Group.

Chris’ experience in the commodity markets spans over 30 years in origination, sales and trading. At Standard Chartered, he built the Bank’s energy risk management platform, originating deals with state-owned and merchant refiners, oil producers, airlines, utilities and shipping companies. Previously Chris was with Barclays where he was Global Head of Environmental Markets Sales and before that at Merrill Lynch where he traded power, gas and set up their carbon emissions trading desk. He was a founder member of the Carbon Markets and Investors Association (CMIA) and was the Chairman of Power Trading Forum a division of the Futures and Options Association (FOA). He also worked as a base metals trader for a number of years before moving to energy. Chris has a strong understanding of commodity deal structuring, trade finance and managing price risk.

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Christopher Webb

Global Head of Carbon Markets

HSBC

Chris leads HSBC global strategy on carbon markets. He works closely with senior management across the bank to develop carbon market solutions that support the transition to net zero. He drives HSBC external engagement with regulators, central banks and governments on carbon markets policies, carbon offsets and nature based solutions, whilst also providing strategic advice and thought leadership to customers and internal stakeholders.

Prior to this role Chris lead The Nature Conservancy’s work on carbon markets around the world. This included engagement on related policy at both international and national levels, working in partnership with a number of market-shaping multinational companies, and developing a portfolio of high quality carbon credit generating projects. He sat on the advisory boards of a variety of initiatives including the Verified Carbon Standard, the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance, and the Africa Forest Carbon Catalyst.

Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy he was the Deputy CEO of the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) which supported developing country partners integrate climate change into their economic development and planning. He was responsible for both future strategy and managing much of its day-to-day delivery.

He is a chartered accountant, having trained at PwC, although he quickly moved into their sustainability consulting team where ultimately he led their work on carbon markets, working with donor governments (including the UK and Norway), topical forest countries (such as Indonesia and Kenya), and the private sector (including several listed carbon funds).

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Debra Tan

Head & Director, China Water Risk

Tan built CWR from an idea into a ‘go-to’ resource in the global climate water risk conversation. Reports Tan has written were ground-breaking and instrumental in understanding not just China’s but future global water challenges; they are widely cited: by media, finance to the IPCC. She is published by Springer Nature, Palgrave MacMillan, China policy journals and a contributing author to the latest IPCC report “Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability”. Tan also sits on various committees including CDP, CDSB (now IFRS), MNCs and judges the UNPRI awards. Before water, Tan spent over a decade in finance. She spends her spare time exploring Himalayan glaciers that are a part of Asia’s Water Towers.

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Dennis Fok

Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management

Mirae Asset Global Investments (Hong Kong)

Dennis Fok is Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management at Mirae Asset Global Investments (Hong Kong), where he is responsible for leading the fixed income investment platform and driving the growth of the Global X ETFs’ fixed income offering. He is also accountable in interacting with different stakeholders within the ETF ecosystem in promoting the adoption of fixed income ETFs for both retail and institutional investors.

Dennis has over 15 years of investment experience managing both fixed income and equity ETFs, and he has in-depth knowledge of the ETF capital markets. Prior to joining Mirae Asset, Dennis was the Head of ETF at Harvest Global Investment focusing on the business development strategy of the ETF platform. He had previously served as a senior ETF portfolio manager at Bank of Montreal Global Asset Management since 2018 and spent 11 years at Blackrock as lead portfolio manager managing both ETFs and institutional index mandates.

Dennis holds a master degree of Financial Engineering from Cornell University and bachelor degree of Science form the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Dr. Ma Jun

Dr. Ma Jun is currently the Chairman of the Green Finance Committee, China Society for Finance and Banking, President of Institute of Finance and Sustainability, Co-Chairman of the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group, and the former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China. As a leader in the field of green and sustainable finance, Dr. Ma Jun also serves as the sustainable finance special adviser of the United Nations Environment Programme, Chairman of the regulatory working group of NGFS, the Director of Beijing Green Finance Association, the Director of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, and many other public welfare duties.

From 2017 to 2020, Dr. Ma Jun served as the Director of the Research Center of Finance and Development, Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research. During his tenure as Chief Economist of the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China from 2014 to 2017, Dr. Ma Jun led the drafting of the Guidance of Green Finance in China and promoted the formation of a global green finance consensus under the G20 platform. From 2000 to 2013, he served as Chief Economist, Head of China and Hong Kong Strategy, and Managing Director of Greater China at Deutsche Bank. From 1992 to 2000, he served as a senior economist at the World Bank and an economist at the International Monetary Fund. From 1988 to 1990, he worked as a research fellow at the Development Research Center of the State Council of China. Dr. Ma Jun has published more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles on macroeconomic, monetary policy, environmental economics and green finance.

Dr. Ma Jun received his Master’s degree in Management from Fudan University in 1988, and he received his PhD. in Economics from Georgetown University in 1994.

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Fan Wing Yu, Winnie

Deputy General Manager, Global Corporate Banking Department

Managing Director, Sustainable Finance (Corporate Banking)

Bank of China (Hong Kong)

Winnie Fan is Deputy General Manager of Global Corporate Banking and Managing Director of Sustainable Finance at Bank of China (Hong Kong). Winnie has been with Bank of China HK for over 25 years and has extensive banking experience in corporate banking, retail banking, trade bills, mainland branches and cross border business management etc. In her current position, Winnie is responsible for managing the financing and banking services for large-sized corporate clients. Her role is also to initiate and drive the green and sustainable finance business in corporate banking. Winnie represents Bank of China HK in joining the Green & Sustainable Banking working group of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, Green Commercial Banking Committee of Hong Kong Association of Banks, and Green Financial Standards Mutual Recognition working group of Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance.

 

Winnie received her Bachelor degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Hong Kong, Master degree in Finance from City University of Hong Kong and Executive Master degree in Business Administration from Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Frank Leung

Head of Banking Policy at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

Frank Leung is the Head of Banking Policy at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), responsible for the development of green and sustainable banking in Hong Kong, as well as the regulatory frameworks on credit risk (internal rating based approach), liquidity risk and concentration risk (exposure limits) etc. Before he took up the current position, he was the Head of Economic Research in the Research Department of the HKMA. Frank started his career at the HKMA as a Manager Trainee and took up the current position in March 2018.

Frank got a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Masters in Economics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Masters in Finance from the University of Hong Kong.

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Glenda So

Glenda is Co-Head of Markets at HKEX and a member of the Management Committee.

Based in Hong Kong, she is responsible for the exchange’s sales and marketing efforts, covering equities, FIC, commodities and structured products, as well as new business development and post-trade services.

Prior to HKEX, Glenda spent four years as COO of a hedge fund in Singapore. Before that, she spent 23 years with Goldman Sachs where she was a managing director and held various leadership roles in the bank’s operations division, with overseas assignments in London, China and New York.

Glenda holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Baruch College, The City University of New York, USA.

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Grace Cheung

Grace Cheung is Group Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility at Cathay Pacific. Since taking up her role in 2017, Grace has turned sustainability from a standalone specialist function to an integrated strategic and operational imperative in the airline group.

 

During Grace’s tenure, Cathay Pacific has committed for its net zero carbon emissions goal by 2050, supported by its mid-term target for using 10% sustainable aviation fuel by 2030. The airline group is a founding member of Aviation Climate Taskforce and has also launched the first major Corporate Sustainable Aviation Fuel Programme in Asia in 2022.

 

Grace represents the airline in a number of industry working groups devoted to sustainability and environmental issues, including the ones at International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the oneworld Alliance.

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Hai-ou CHEN

Secretory of GBA-GFA and Shenzhen Green Finance Association. She served as President of Shenzhen Emissions Exchange and General Manager of Renewable Energy Industry Fund. She has over 10 years of work and leadership experience in the green and low-carbon fields.

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Jason Tu

Co-founder & CEO, MioTech

Jason is a technology and sustainability expert with an MBA from Stanford and previous work experience at Standard Chartered Bank, WeLab, and Robinhood.  He, representing MioTech, is a member of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and the Director of the Alliance of Carbon Emissions Trading in China. He has been invited to speak at world-renowned conferences such as IOSCO and UNEP FI to address the role of technology in the global sustainability push.

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Jenny Lee

Under Secretary General, Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA)

Jenny is the Under Secretary General for Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), primarily responsible for driving green and sustainable finance initiatives across its eight working groups, leading private and public sector, regulator, and government stakeholder engagement to enhance Hong Kong’s position as a leading sustainable finance center. Jenny contributes to the Centre for Green and Sustainable Finance capacity building and data analytics workstreams, and co-created the HKGFA – HKUST Certificate in Sustainable Finance. Jenny has over two decades of experience in global investment banking and consulting, primarily in equity derivatives, prime brokerage, equity financing and new business development at Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan, and has lived in London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Jenny left a career in banking to pursue her desire to make a positive impact, shifting the focus of her business and finance experience into sustainability. She is a life-long learner and passionate about creating a green and sustainable ecosystem, inclusive of finance, ESG and technology. She co-founded Development Finance Asia and is certified in CFA ESG Investing.

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Jonathan Drew

Head of Global Banking Sustainability, Asia-Pacific

HSBC

Jonathan graduated with an MA in Economics from Cambridge University in England and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant.  Jonathan started his banking career more than 30 years ago in London and has worked in a diverse range of markets including Latin America and the Middle East has been based in Hong Kong since 1997 witnessing first-hand the rapid growth of Asia.  During this time, he has been involved successful advisory and financing transactions across a wide range of industrial and services sectors including energy, manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure and financial services, with a focus on resource efficiency and sustainability. These transactions have involved supporting projects, corporates and institutions to approach various financial markets and structuring innovative and tailored solutions to meet the often large and always specific needs of clients. Over the last 8 years Jonathan has led HSBC’s efforts in Sustainable Finance in Asia, assisting clients in the development of sustainability and transition strategies and communicating these to ensure best access to financial markets.  Jonathan has also been active in broader market development including driving awareness and engagement on the urgency of the need to transition and the development of robust financial products to support the implementation of the transition to a sustainable and resilient future.  Jonathan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and is also the founding chair of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association Green and Sustainable Loan Committee.

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Joseph H. L. Chan

Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
The Government of Hong Kong SAR

 

Mr Chan was appointed the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the
Treasury on 16 August 2017.

 

Mr Chan has many years of senior executive experience in the banking industry.
He was a Managing Director in the Global Markets Division of Credit Agricole
Corporate & Investment Bank, and was a Managing Director in Financial
Markets of Standard Chartered Bank.

 

Prior to joining the Government, Mr Chan held multiple roles in a number of
public and professional bodies, including Vice President of the Hong Kong
Society of Financial Analysts, Director of Hong Kong Securities & Investment
Institute, Advisor of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society, as well as a
General Committee member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Chan was also a member of the Central & Western District Council.

 

Mr Chan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Hon) and Psychology from the
University of Michigan, USA. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Juliette Macresy

Senior Director – Head of APAC sales, Moody’s ESG Solutions

 

Juliette Macresy is Senior Director, Head of Asia sales at  Moody’s ESG Solutions. She worked at VE since 1997 based in Hong Kong. As the Head of Greater China and South East Asian markets, she covered the region for both investors and issuers on sustainable finance transactions and its derivatives. In September 2020 she became a member of the Executive Committee of VE and took the global responsibility of the issuer team expanding MESG footprint in the sustainable finance markets in key regions North America, LATAM, EMEA and APAC.

In 2021, Juliette has won the award for ‘Excellence in Sustainability’ at Women in Finance Asia Awards. The ceremony’s judging panel recognized Juliette as a driving force for the APAC region’s sustainability agenda, commending her work in bringing greater transparency to green, social and sustainability bond markets and advancing diversity in the financial services sector.

Holding a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from Dauphine University (France), Juliette has been working in financial markets in London and Paris for almost twenty years. She started her career in major French banks as a credit analyst before joining Moody’s Investors Services in London as a credit analyst. Then, she moved to fixed income positions within Natixis in Paris and Hong Kong.

Juliette is a CFA charter holder since 2003.

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Meng Meng

Meng Meng, served as the General Manager of Guangzhou Emissions Exchange Co., Ltd. (CEEX), the Secretary-General of Guangdong Green Finance Committee, and the 11th People’s Political Consultative Conference Member of Huadu District Guangzhou. She possesses years of working experience in low-carbon environmental protection field and has intimate knowledge of current situation and development trends of green industries such as low carbon, energy saving and environmental protection, etc. She is conversant with carbon pricing theory and has participated in constructing and operating CEEX. She has also engaged in several research projects of national, provincial and municipal level, making great contribution to advancing Guangdong carbon emissions trading market as the largest regional carbon market in China and accumulating precious experience in exploring market-oriented means of energy saving and emissions reduction as well as promoting the construction of green financial system.

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Mervyn Tang

Head of Sustainability Strategy, APAC, Schroders

Mervyn Tang is the Head of Sustainability Strategy, APAC. Currently based in Singapore, Mervyn is responsible for Schroders’ Sustainability Strategy in the Asia Pacific. He works in partnership with client facing and product teams to build the firm’s sustainable investment propositions across the region, and lead the company’s Regional Centre of Excellence for Sustainability.

Prior to joining Schroders in July 2021, Mervyn was Global Head of ESG Research at Fitch Ratings, overseeing a research team of 4 analysts across London and Hong Kong which primarily focuses on thematic and cross sector ESG research. He also held roles at MSCI, Fitch Ratings, the Bank of England, and Citigroup.

Mervyn holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford and a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of London. Mervyn is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

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Nicolas Aguzin

Chief Executive Officer

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Nicolas Aguzin joined HKEX as Chief Executive Officer on 24 May 2021 from J.P. Morgan, where he was most recently Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan’s International Private Bank. Mr Aguzin has been based in Hong Kong since 2012.

 

From 2013 to 2020, Mr Aguzin was CEO, J.P. Morgan, Asia Pacific where he was responsible for all the firm’s business across 17 markets. Mr Aguzin presided over some of the firm’s major expansion efforts during the period, including establishing itself in China as one of the few international financial institutions with a full range of services and capabilities; including a fully-owned locally incorporated commercial bank, a majority-owned securities company, an asset management company and a futures and options company. Concurrent with his Asia CEO role, Mr Aguzin also ran J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking division in Asia. During his tenure the bank rose to become one of the leading investment banks in the Asia Pacific region.

 

Mr Aguzin joined J.P. Morgan in 1990 in Buenos Aires as a financial analyst. Between 1990 and 2005, he held a variety of roles in New York and Buenos Aires, and in 2005 he was appointed as CEO, Latin America. In 2008 and 2009, in addition to his responsibilities as CEO, Latin America and Head of Latin America Investment Banking, he served as Senior Country Officer for Brazil.

 

Mr Aguzin holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the US and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

 

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Olivier Ménard

Head of the Green & Sustainable Hub, Asia Pacific, Natixis Corporate and Investment Banking

Olivier Ménard is the Head of the Green & Sustainable Hub, Asia Pacific, at Natixis Corporate and Investment Banking.
Olivier joined the Green and Sustainable Hub as senior cross-asset originator for Asia Pacific (based in Paris) in October 2020. He has more than 20 years’ experience in advising & financing clients in the Energy & Metals commodity sectors across EMEA and Asia Pacific.

Olivier initially joined Natixis in 2001, in corporate banking with the Shanghai branch. In 2004, he joined the Energy & Natural Resources franchise, working in both Paris and Hong Kong, where he specialized in commodity structured & trade finance. Most recently, Olivier was a senior banker in Paris, advising and financing large commodity trading houses in
the Energy & Metals sectors.

Olivier holds a Master’s degree in Management, majoring in Corporate Finance from Neoma Business School.

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Ricco Zhang

Ricco Zhang is Senior Director, Asia Pacific of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) based in Hong Kong. Mr. Zhang is responsible for ICMA’s development in Greater China and works very closely with regulators, financial institutions and other organizations who are active at the capital markets in the region to promote and maintain the best market practice. He has previously worked for international law firms, investment banks and other financial institutions engaged in capital market transactions and mergers & acquisitions in Asia and has extensive experience as a market practitioner. Mr. Zhang graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong.

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Sammie Leung

Partner, Regional ESG Services

PwC Asia Pacific

Sammie Leung is the PwC’s regional subject matter expert of ESG and climate services covering markets include Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore and Taiwan. Sammie is the founding member of the Hong Kong and Mainland China team of 600+ ESG professionals where the PwC ESG practice categorises the key services into four key areas: Sustainable Finance, Responsible Investment, Climate Change and Sustainable Value Chains.

 

Sammie assists clients in setting science-based target, decarbonisation strategy design and implementation. Sammie also works closely with clients in their TCFD adoption journey, which include identify, assess, quantify, manage, and disclose climate-relating risks and opportunities.

 

In addition to advising 100+ companies in ESG disclosures, Sammie has in-depth understanding with how the financial services sector integrate ESG and climate-related factors as their risk assessment and investment processes.

 

Sammie is the partner in charge of developing PwC’s proprietary digital assets include the PwC’s ESG Reporting Tool and Climate-relating risks assessment Tool (enabled science-model scenario analysis / NGFS framework).

 

In addition to client serving, Sammie serves the wider community  through active participation of knowledge sharing event and the following capacity:

  • Sustainability & Climate Taskforce of the Hong Kong Financial Reporting Council
  • ESG Working Group of the Hong Kong Securities Institute
  • Green Finance expert, Academy of Finance
  • ESG Working Group and Policy Working Group of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association
  • Audit Committee member of Tung Wah College
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Tasos Zavitsanakis

Tasos, is Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China within the APAC Sustainable Finance Office whose objective is to enable business divisions in building ESG capabilities and support UBS clients ESG/SI agenda.  Tasos leads UBS’s global Carbon working group and is responsible for client engagements in transition and decarbonisation, he has represented UBS in the Taskforce for Voluntary Carbon Offset Markets and developing the Carbonplace infrastructure. Tasos holds certificates in CFA ESG Investing, Sustainability and Climate Risk from GARP and Circular Economy from Cambridge and is a Certified Al Gore Climate Reality Leader speaker.

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The Honourable Mr. Paul Chan Mo-po

Financial Secretary, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

Mr Chan is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Before joining the Government, Mr Chan held a number of public service positions including member of the Legislative Council and Chairman of Legal Aid Services Council.

Mr Chan served as Secretary for Development from July 2012 to January 2017. He has been Financial Secretary since 2017.

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Tracy Wong Harris

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, Asia,

Standard Chartered

Tracy Wong Harris is the Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, Asia at Standard Chartered, focusing on the Bank’s sustainable finance strategy, by developing new products and solutions, further incorporating ESG considerations into banking decisions, and identifying sustainable finance opportunities for clients. Tracy is also the Vice President and Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), the Senior Advisor to the Green Building Project of HK2050isNow, an appointed member of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Climate Change Technical Expert Group (TEG), and a Board member of AIDS Concern.

 

Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Tracy had been driving the green and sustainable finance development in Hong Kong and had over 16 years of financial markets experiences across various fixed income and complex structured products in JPMorgan, Mizuho International, Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas based in London and Hong Kong. 

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Wai-Shin Chan

Head of HSBC’s Climate Change Centre of Excellence and

Global Head of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Research

 

Wai-Shin Chan is Head of HSBC’s Climate Change Centre of Excellence and Global Head of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Research. His dual role involves analysis of climate change and its multi-asset implications as well as the integration of ESG within HSBC’s Global Research. Prior to joining HSBC in 2011, he worked as a fund manager and is a former executive director of the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia. He was also an equity analyst at a leading investment bank for several years, focused on the transportation sector before becoming an ESG analyst. He holds a degree in mathematics and physics from Durham University (first class honours) and is a CFA charterholder.

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Wang Xin

Director General, Research Bureau, People’s Bank of China

Wang Xin is currently the Director General of Research Bureau of People’s Bank of China. He worked in various financial regulatory authorities. He served as a Director of General Affairs Department (Policy and Regulation Department) at State Administration of Foreign Exchange, Deputy Director General of the Financial Research Institute, Head of the PBC Representative Office in Frankfurt, Deputy Director General of the Research Bureau, President of the PBC Nanchang Provincial Branch, Director General of the Currency, Gold and Silver Bureau and Director of the State Council’s Joint Conference on Combating Currency Counterfeit. His research focuses on International Economics and Finance, Financial System Reform, Fintech, and Social Security. One of his paper was honored with Sun Yefang Best Economics Paper Award. Dozens of his academic papers and articles have been published in top domestic and foreign journals, such as Journal of International Political Economy, China and World Economy, Journal of Financial Research.

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Wong Chun Keung Danny

Deputy General Manager, Economics & Strategic Planning Department / Hong Kong Financial Research Institute of Bank of China, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Mr. Wong is currently working for Bank of China (Hong Kong) as the Deputy General Manager of Economics and Strategic Planning Department. He has 30 years’ experience in the financial and banking industry, covering market and economic research, securities analysis, strategic planning, M&A and ESG etc., and had accomplished numerous strategic projects.

He is responsible for formulating group’s strategic plan, establishing strategic development platform, and coordinating the implementation of key strategic projects.

Mr. Wong graduated from the University of Hong Kong and obtained a Master external degree in financial economics from the University of London. He is also the holder of Certified SAFe 4 Scrum Master.

He is the China Development Committee’s member of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. He is also the Vice President of the HKGFA and the C0-chair of Banking Working Group of Hong Kong Green Finance Association.

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Xu SUN

Director of Strategic Research in Shenzhen Green Finance Association. She served as director of strategic research in Shenzhen Emissions Exchange. She has 7 years of research and practical experience in the climate change, carbon trading, carbon finance, and green finance fields.

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Yang Liu

General Manager of China Emissions Exchange (Shenzhen)

He is a senior engineer, Registered Consulting Engineer, and the tutor of master’s degree in Civil Engineering College of Dalian University of Technology, as well as the  secretary general of China Smart Energy Industry Alliance of China Smart City Construction Investment (CSCCI), who is committed to providing one-step integrated solutions, such as policy research, standard formulation, green evaluation and international cooperation for the sustainable development of governments and enterprises from multiple dimensions in market-oriented trading of environmental rights and interests, climate think tank and green financial consultant. He was awarded the honorary titles of “2020 Advanced Worker in Energy Conservation Service Industry” by China Energy Conservation Association and “Advanced Individual in Energy Conservation” of Shenzhen.

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Yasmine DJEDDAI

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, Asia Pacific, Societe Generale

Yasmine is Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance for Asia Pacific at Societe Generale, based in Hong Kong. Her team focuses on origination and structuring of sustainable financing solutions, as well as on supporting its clients to accelerate the development of innovative solutions and new business models that deliver positive impact.

Yasmine has more than 17 years of international banking experience in structured finance and advisory, notably in Natural Resources and Export Finance. More recently, she has been involved in numerous Green, Social and Sustainability-Linked financings across industries and asset-classes in Asia Pacific region.

Yasmine actively participates in a number of regional sustainability initiatives and working groups. She is Co-Chair of the Sustainable Finance Working Group of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong as well as Co-Chair of the Green & Sustainable Loan Committee of Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA).

Yasmine holds a Masters Degree in Management from the Institut des Mines – Telecom Business School, Paris. She is certified by the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS) with the CESGA certification (Certified Environmental Social Governance Analyst).

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Yousheng Li

Director of Policy & Regulations Division, Guangzhou Municipal Local Financial Supervision and Administration

Yousheng Li, The director of Policy & Planning Division ,Guangzhou Municipal Local Financial Supervision and Adminstration, responsible for financial policy development, including policies for Green Finance ,Inclusive Finance, Rural finance and so on.

Yousheng Li obtained his Master Degree from the Renmin University of China Law School. He have worked in Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee and the general office of the Guangzhou Municipal People’s government.

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Yu Haiping

Director of Guangdong Financial Supervisory Authority 

Mr. Yu Haiping, born in 1972, owns on-the-job postgraduate degree (Master of Business Administration). Before his appointment of Director of Guangdong Financial Supervisory Authority in December 2020, Mr. Yu Haiping worked in The Export-Import Bank of China on various positions and has extensively and successively engaged in fields of credit management, risk management, asset and liability management.

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Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
Firmly rooted locally for over a century, BOCHK is a leading commercial bank and one of the three note-issuing banks in Hong Kong. We are also the sole clearing bank for Renminbi business in Hong Kong. With the most extensive local branch network and diverse service platform, we offer a comprehensive range of financial, investment, wealth management and cross-border services to personal, corporate and institutional customers. As one of the cornerstone members of the Alliance for Green Commercial Banks, BOCHK is committed to facilitating the development of green finance and continues to launch innovative green finance products and services. We act as a green finance advisor to help clients formulate green finance frameworks, and encourage corporates to establish sustainable business models for low-carbon transition. Furthermore, we actively undertake corporate social responsibilities to deliver greater value to our stakeholders and the community. BOCHK received the highest AAA rating from the international rating agency MSCI ESG Research. We are named the “Best Bank for CSR in Hong Kong 2022” by Asiamoney and selected by the Financial Times and Nikkei Asia as a "Asia-Pacific Climate Leaders 2022".
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the founding member of the HSBC Group. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 64 countries and territories in its geographical regions: Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$3,022 billion at 31 March 2022, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world.
Standard Chartered
We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in 59 of the world’s most dynamic markets and serving clients in a further 83. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, here for good. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges. The history of Standard Chartered in Hong Kong dates back to 1859. It is currently one of the Hong Kong SAR’s three note-issuing banks. Standard Chartered incorporated its Hong Kong business on 1 July 2004, and now operates as a licensed bank in Hong Kong under the name of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered PLC.   For more stories and expert opinions please visit Insights at sc.com. Follow Standard Chartered on Twitter,  LinkedIn and Facebook.
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PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong (PwC)

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 155 countries with over 327,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com. PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.

PwC Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR work together on a collaborative basis, subject to local applicable laws. Collectively, we have over 800 partners and more than 20,000 people in total. We provide organisations with the professional service they need, wherever they may be located. Our highly qualified, experienced professionals listen to different points of view to help organisations solve their business issues and identify and maximise the opportunities they seek. Our industry specialisation allows us to help co-create solutions with our clients for their sector of interest. We are located in these cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenyang, Tianjin, Dalian, Jinan, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Xi’an, Nanjing, Hefei, Suzhou, Wuxi, Wuhan, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Chongqing, Changsha, Kunming, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Macau, Haikou, Zhuhai and Guiyang.

Schroder Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited
Founded in 1804, Schroders is one of Europe’s largest independent investment management firms by assets under management (AUM). As at 31 December 2021, AUM globally amounted to £731.6 billion (US$990.9 billion). It has a market capitalisation of circa £8 billion and employs over 5,700 people across 37 locations worldwide. Schroders offers innovative products and solutions across their institutional, mutual funds, private assets & alternatives, and wealth management businesses. The group’s purpose is to provide excellent investment performance to clients through active management, whilst channeling capital into sustainable and durable businesses to accelerate positive change in the world. In Hong Kong, Schroders has been operating its business in the city since 1971. It was among the first offshore asset managers to enter mainland China in 1994 and established its Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE) in the market in 2017.
UBS

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS is the largest truly global wealth manager, and a leading personal and corporate bank in Switzerland, with a large-scale and diversified global asset manager and a focused investment bank. The bank focuses on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term structural growth or profitability outlook.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in more than 50 regions and locations, with about 30% of its employees working in the Americas, 30% in Switzerland, 19% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 21% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs more than 72,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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