The Future of FinTech in Hong Kong ( FULL )
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- College of Business and Finance, HKU SPACE | Investment Management
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- 28Sep 2017 (Thu)18:30 - 20:30
- HPSHCC Campus, 2/F, Lecture Theatre 2, 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
- Free Admission
- Ms Mary Leung, CFA, Head of Standards and Advocacy, Asia Pacific, CFA Institute Mr Christophe LEE, FSDC New Business Committee member; Founder, JP Asia Partners Ltd Dr AU King Lun, FSDC Market Development Committee member; Chief Executive Officer, Value Partners Group Limited Mr Frazer LAM, Head of Risk Management & MIS Division, Information Technology Department, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited Mr Janos BARBERIS, Founder SuperCharger, PhD Candidate HKU Law, Academic Board CFTE
Ms Mary Leung, CFA, Head of Standards and Advocacy, Asia Pacific, CFA Institute
Mary joined the CFA Institute as Head, Standards and Advocacy, Asia Pacific in 2016. She is responsible for the development, maintenance and promotion of capital markets policy perspectives in the APAC region. She also oversees the promotion and development of CFA Institute professional standards in the region. Mary has over 20 years of experience in the global financial industry, having worked in corporate finance, wealth management advisory and fund management. She joined from Coutts & Co, where she was Director of Business Development and Management for North Asia. Prior to that she was Executive Director at UBS AG, where she led the Corporate Advisory Group in Hong Kong. With experience in both the buy- and sell-sides, Mary has a strong understanding of the drivers and dynamics of different investor groups, including institutional investors, corporates, family offices, asset owners, and high net worth individuals. Mary graduated from Peterhouse, Cambridge with a degree in Engineering. She is a CFA charterholder and speaks English, Putonghua and Cantonese.
Mr Christophe LEE, FSDC New Business Committee member; Founder, JP Asia Partners Ltd
Christophe Lee is a leading figure in the Asian investment industry with more than 26 years of broad ranged financial services experience and a proven track record in building new businesses. He founded JP Asia Partners to offer consulting and advisory services to asset management and FinTech companies. He is also a senior advisor & Director (past CFO) of a private global MedTech company. Mr Lee has worked at Morgan Stanley (FrontPoint Partners), Sun Hung Kai Financial Group, Goldman Sachs and Bankers Trust. Mr Lee played an active role in the development of asset management industry in Hong Kong. His HKSAR government appointments include the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) – New Business Committee since March 2013 and the advisory committee of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) from 2007 - 2009. Mr Lee chaired The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) in Hong Kong (the global trade association for hedge funds) for 8 years from 2004 to 2012. Mr Lee is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr AU King Lun, FSDC Market Development Committee member; Chief Executive Officer, Value Partners Group Limited
Dr AU King Lun is Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Value Partners Group, responsible for the Group’s business and corporate affairs. He joined Value Partners in December 2016, bringing 30 years of industry experience and network in the Asian asset management industry to his role with the Group. Previously, Dr AU was CEO of Eastspring Investments (Hong Kong) Limited. He also served as CEO of BOCHK Asset Management Limited and held various senior management positions at other financial institutions including 11 years’ service with HSBC Global Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited. Dr AU was named CEO of the Year in Hong Kong by Asia Asset Management in 2012 and 2014. He was awarded the Medal of Honour (“MH”) by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“Hong Kong SAR”) for his valuable contributions to the securities and asset management industry in 2008. Currently, Dr AU sits on the Advisory Committee of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission and the Market Development Committee of the Financial Services Development Council (“FSDC”). From 2015 to 2016, Dr Au served as a member of FSDC. In addition, he was the Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute from 2006 to 2008 and the Chairman of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association in 2004/2005. Dr AU holds a CFA, and he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics from Durham University.
Mr Frazer LAM, Head of Risk Management & MIS Division, Information Technology Department, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
Frazer Lam is now the Head of Risk Management & MIS Division in the IT department of Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. With his rich experience in Risk Management & MIS, he also focused on the area of Fintech and various strategic projects were implemented for Blockchain, Big Data & Artificial Intelligence in recent years. Throughout his IT banking career, he was working as the team leader of the Banking Sector consulting firm in Hong Kong & China. Fintech becomes more and more important and he leads the division with over hundreds of professionals to implement the end to end banking solutions.
Mr Janos BARBERIS, Founder SuperCharger, PhD Candidate HKU Law, Academic Board CFTE
Janos Barberis is a member of the Academic Board. He founded SuperCharger, one of the most successful FinTech accelerators in Asia with presence in Hong Kong and Malaysia. An expert in understanding the regulatory implications brought on by the development of FinTech, he co-authored several academic papers that now accounts for 1/3 of all global downloads. He co-founded the Fintech Book by crowdsourcing expert insights, the book sold in 100+ countries and has now expanded into a series of three additional publications including The RegTech Book. Janos sits on the FinTech advisory board of the Securities & Futures Commission in Hong Kong and was recognised as a “Top-35 Global FinTech leader” by Institutional Investor Magazine.
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The global economy underwent substantial changes, and the rise of FinTech has brought in new financial institutions providing financial services to a large number of customers and investors, as well as changing the ways banks and corporations interact with their clients and each other.
FinTech, the application of information technology in the context of financial services, is emerging at a time when on the one hand technologies such as the Internet, smartphones, and big data analysis enable low-cost mass distribution of services, while on the other hand incumbents are withdrawing from certain customer segments because of regulatory burdens and unfavourable market dynamics.
With its large financial sector incorporating many regional headquarters operations, Hong Kong can act as a landing pad for FinTechs start-ups, as a market for FinTechs providing business- to-business (B2B) services, and as a launch pad for Mainland FinTechs seeking international expansion.
Collaboration between FinTech and financial institutions has become increasingly popular and effective, a good example is a working group on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Trade Finance between banks has been set up under the leadership of Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) to develop a trade financing platform which potentially can be used extensively for regional trade in the Belt and Road region and the Greater Bay Area.
In this session, a panel of distinguished speakers will share views and discuss how Hong Kong would secure an important role in the future of FinTech from the territory’s continued competitiveness as a major international financial centre.