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Christophe Roupie
Christophe Roupie
CEO of EMEA and APAC - MarketAxess

Christophe Roupie joined MarketAxess in March 2017 as the CEO of EMEA and APAC.  In this role, Christophe is responsible for the international growth of the trading, data, and post-trade business groups at MarketAxess, including driving the firm’s global expansion into new and emerging markets. 

He was previously Global Head of Trading and Securities Financing for AXA Investment Managers. While at AXA, he managed trading teams in Paris, London, Hong Kong and Greenwich, CT across equities, fixed income, FX, derivatives, repo and stock lending.  Prior to this, Christophe was the Global Head of Fixed Income Trading at Natixis Asset Management.

Christophe started his career as an inter-dealer broker with Tradition. Throughout his career, he has been an advocate for electronic trading and market transparency as critical components of competitive, efficient and liquid fixed income markets globally.

Christophe Roupie joined MarketAxess in March 2017 as the CEO of EMEA and APAC.  In this role, Christophe is responsible for the international growth of the trading, data, and post-trade business groups at MarketAxess, including driving the firm’s global expansion into new and emerging markets. 

He was previously Global Head of Trading and Securities Financing for AXA Investment Managers. While at AXA, he managed trading teams in Paris, London, Hong Kong and Greenwich, CT across equities, fixed income, FX, derivatives, repo and stock lending.  Prior to this, Christophe was the Global Head of Fixed Income Trading at Natixis Asset Management.

Christophe started his career as an inter-dealer broker with Tradition. Throughout his career, he has been an advocate for electronic trading and market transparency as critical components of competitive, efficient and liquid fixed income markets globally.
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Edmund Ng
Edmund Ng
Chief Investment Officer, Co-Founder - Eastfort Asset Management

Edmund founded Eastfort Asset Management in mid-2015 with Brummer & Partners which is a top fund house in Sweden. The focus of his fund is in China fixed income market and his vision is to set up a premier bond fund house offering a wide spectrum of fund products based on different risk profiles to global institutional investors such as central banks, SWFs, official institutions, pension funds, insurers and endowments. 

Before setting up of his own bond fund house, he was the Head of Direct Investment Division in Reserves Management Department of HKMA for 8 years since early 2007.  In this capacity, he managed all the internal portfolios. Prior to joining HKMA, he spent almost 20 years in JP Morgan where he was a Managing Director responsible for AXJ trading activities before he left in early 2007. 

Edmund graduated from University of British Columbia in Canada with a Bachelor degree from Microbiology & Genetics Engineering.

Edmund founded Eastfort Asset Management in mid-2015 with Brummer & Partners which is a top fund house in Sweden. The focus of his fund is in China fixed income market and his vision is to set up a premier bond fund house offering a wide spectrum of fund products based on different risk profiles to global institutional investors such as central banks, SWFs, official institutions, pension funds, insurers and endowments. 

Before setting up of his own bond fund house, he was the Head of Direct Investment Division in Reserves Management Department of HKMA for 8 years since early 2007.  In this capacity, he managed all the internal portfolios. Prior to joining HKMA, he spent almost 20 years in JP Morgan where he was a Managing Director responsible for AXJ trading activities before he left in early 2007. 

Edmund graduated from University of British Columbia in Canada with a Bachelor degree from Microbiology & Genetics Engineering.
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Elle Hu
Elle Hu
General Manager of Credit Ratings - China Chengxin (Asia Pacific) Credit Ratings Company Limited
Ms. Hu joined China Chengxin (Asia Pacific) Credit Ratings Company Limited in 2014. Before that she was a Risk Manager at Bank of China (Hong Kong) and a Senior Credit Risk Manager at Chiyu Banking Corporation. She is a CFA charterholder and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and a Master’s Degree in Finance (The University of Hong Kong).
 
Ms. Hu joined China Chengxin (Asia Pacific) Credit Ratings Company Limited in 2014. Before that she was a Risk Manager at Bank of China (Hong Kong) and a Senior Credit Risk Manager at Chiyu Banking Corporation. She is a CFA charterholder and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and a Master’s Degree in Finance (The University of Hong Kong).
 
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Wang Feng
Dr. Feng Wang
Chief Executive – CITIC Futures International
Mr. Wang Feng joined CITIC Futures International in October 2018. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Wang has an over 10 years of experience in Hong Kong’s both OTC and Exchange derivatives market from the perspectives of trading and business management. Before joining CITIC Futures International, Mr. Wang was Executive Director at CICC’s FICC team in Hong Kong and in charge of CICC HK Futures Limited as well. Mr. Wang holds his Bachelor degree in Math from Peking University and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Mr. Wang Feng joined CITIC Futures International in October 2018. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Wang has an over 10 years of experience in Hong Kong’s both OTC and Exchange derivatives market from the perspectives of trading and business management. Before joining CITIC Futures International, Mr. Wang was Executive Director at CICC’s FICC team in Hong Kong and in charge of CICC HK Futures Limited as well. Mr. Wang holds his Bachelor degree in Math from Peking University and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
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Helena Fung
Helena Fung
Head of Sustainable Investment, Asia Pacific - FTSE Russell

As Head of Sustainable Investment, Asia Pacific, Helena is responsible for FTSE Russell’s Sustainable Investment indexes, data and analytics solutions across the Asia Pacific region. A core part of her role is client engagement on a comprehensive range of products and data to support them in reaching their investment decisions. Working with research and leadership teams, she has a responsibility for developing FTSE Russell’s Asia Pacific Sustainable Investment product strategy and expansion.

Helena relocated to Hong Kong in 2014 from London - a key hub for ESG investments, where she worked for the responsible investment arm of Hermes Investment Management as global head of client relations, enabling pension funds and asset managers to integrate sustainability criteria into passive and active portfolios. Before joining FTSE Russell, Helena worked for a family office in Asia where her responsibilities included ESG integration, equity analysis and advising on philanthropy. She has been working as an expert in ESG and Sustainable Investment since 2008, including providing advisory research on stewardship implementation for pension funds and family office clients, drafting responsible investment policies and integrating sustainability policies into both active and passive portfolios.
 

As Head of Sustainable Investment, Asia Pacific, Helena is responsible for FTSE Russell’s Sustainable Investment indexes, data and analytics solutions across the Asia Pacific region. A core part of her role is client engagement on a comprehensive range of products and data to support them in reaching their investment decisions. Working with research and leadership teams, she has a responsibility for developing FTSE Russell’s Asia Pacific Sustainable Investment product strategy and expansion.

Helena relocated to Hong Kong in 2014 from London - a key hub for ESG investments, where she worked for the responsible investment arm of Hermes Investment Management as global head of client relations, enabling pension funds and asset managers to integrate sustainability criteria into passive and active portfolios. Before joining FTSE Russell, Helena worked for a family office in Asia where her responsibilities included ESG integration, equity analysis and advising on philanthropy. She has been working as an expert in ESG and Sustainable Investment since 2008, including providing advisory research on stewardship implementation for pension funds and family office clients, drafting responsible investment policies and integrating sustainability policies into both active and passive portfolios.
 
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Jesper BruunOlsen
Jesper Bruun-Olsen
Managing Director - JEMI Limited & Representative, Asia-Pacific - OpenFin

Jesper has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets, focusing on fixed income and currency markets, as well as increasingly on data utilisation and financial technology (FinTech) in general.

Jesper is based in Hong Kong and is the Managing Director at JEMI Limited & Representative, Asia-Pacific at OpenFin. Having worked in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong over the years, he has been actively participating in the electrification of financial markets across trading, sales, data and workflows.

Jesper had held roles as Managing Director, Asia-Pacific at Algomi and Managing Director, North East Asia, at OANDA.

Jesper Bruun-Olsen was also part of the early team that started Tradeweb in Europe and held a number of senior positions in sales and product development at Tradeweb Europe, before being appointed in 2004 as Managing Director to head up the company's expansion into Asia-Pacific, initially based in Tokyo and later Hong Kong. 

Jesper holds a degree from Copenhagen Business School and has also been selected by the European Commission to participate in the Commission sponsored Executive Training Programme (ETP) focused on conducting business in Japan.

Jesper has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets, focusing on fixed income and currency markets, as well as increasingly on data utilisation and financial technology (FinTech) in general.

Jesper is based in Hong Kong and is the Managing Director at JEMI Limited & Representative, Asia-Pacific at OpenFin. Having worked in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong over the years, he has been actively participating in the electrification of financial markets across trading, sales, data and workflows.

Jesper had held roles as Managing Director, Asia-Pacific at Algomi and Managing Director, North East Asia, at OANDA.

Jesper Bruun-Olsen was also part of the early team that started Tradeweb in Europe and held a number of senior positions in sales and product development at Tradeweb Europe, before being appointed in 2004 as Managing Director to head up the company's expansion into Asia-Pacific, initially based in Tokyo and later Hong Kong. 

Jesper holds a degree from Copenhagen Business School and has also been selected by the European Commission to participate in the Commission sponsored Executive Training Programme (ETP) focused on conducting business in Japan.
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Zhu Jia
Jia Zhu
Senior Product Director, Technology Innovation Center - Ping An Asset Management Co., Ltd

Mr. Zhu is currently the senior product director of KYZ of Ping An Asset Management Company, responsible for the marketing and promotion of Ping An Asset Management Technology Innovation Center.

He has served as the head of the product development department of the Shanghai Clearing House and the consulting project manager of Accenture Consulting.

He skilled in financial technology project planning and implementation, investment analysis platform design and construction, financial derivatives risk management, and international supervision and coordination of financial market infrastructure.

He is a CFA and FRM certificate holder and won the second prize of the Banking Technology Development Award in 2018.

Mr. Zhu is currently the senior product director of KYZ of Ping An Asset Management Company, responsible for the marketing and promotion of Ping An Asset Management Technology Innovation Center.

He has served as the head of the product development department of the Shanghai Clearing House and the consulting project manager of Accenture Consulting.

He skilled in financial technology project planning and implementation, investment analysis platform design and construction, financial derivatives risk management, and international supervision and coordination of financial market infrastructure.

He is a CFA and FRM certificate holder and won the second prize of the Banking Technology Development Award in 2018.
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Jian Lu
Jian Lu
Executive Director, Deputy Chief Executive & Alternate Chief Executive – Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited

Mr. Lu, aged 43, joined ICBC Asia in February 2017 as the Assistant Chief Executive. He was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank in August 2017 and was appointed as the Executive Director and Alternate Chief Executive of the Bank in October 2017. Mr. Lu is a Member of Risk Management Committee of Board of Directors of the Bank.

Mr. Lu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Finance from Dongbei University of Finance & Economics and a Master’s Degree in Financial Analysis from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder.

Mr. Lu has over 19 years of banking experience. He had served in the Bank for over 8 years from April 2007 to July 2015 and once served as the Executive Director and Chief Executive of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Thai) Public Company Limited. 

Mr. Lu, aged 43, joined ICBC Asia in February 2017 as the Assistant Chief Executive. He was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank in August 2017 and was appointed as the Executive Director and Alternate Chief Executive of the Bank in October 2017. Mr. Lu is a Member of Risk Management Committee of Board of Directors of the Bank.

Mr. Lu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Finance from Dongbei University of Finance & Economics and a Master’s Degree in Financial Analysis from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder.

Mr. Lu has over 19 years of banking experience. He had served in the Bank for over 8 years from April 2007 to July 2015 and once served as the Executive Director and Chief Executive of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Thai) Public Company Limited. 
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Jing Zhu
Managing Director, Deputy Head of Global Markets and Head of Trading, Treasury & Markets Group - China CITIC Bank International
Ms Jing Zhu joined China CITIC Bank International in November 2017. She is Deputy Head of Global Markets and Head of Trading, in charge of all trading related business for the company. Ms Zhu has many years of trading experience in various markets with special expertise in RMB market. Before joining China CITIC Bank International, Ms Zhu worked in Citibank Hong Kong as head of FX Trading and Bank of China Hong Kong Limited as head of RMB Trading. Ms Zhu holds Dual Master Degrees in Finance and Law from University of Sydney.
Ms Jing Zhu joined China CITIC Bank International in November 2017. She is Deputy Head of Global Markets and Head of Trading, in charge of all trading related business for the company. Ms Zhu has many years of trading experience in various markets with special expertise in RMB market. Before joining China CITIC Bank International, Ms Zhu worked in Citibank Hong Kong as head of FX Trading and Bank of China Hong Kong Limited as head of RMB Trading. Ms Zhu holds Dual Master Degrees in Finance and Law from University of Sydney.
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Jinyu Zhu
Jinyu Zhu
Head of Agent Trading Division, Global Market Department - Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Ms. Jinyu Zhu is the head of Agent Trading Division of ICBC Global Markets Department, responsible for assisting overseas central banks and financial institutions to access and trade in China's interbank bond and FX markets. Ms. Zhu joined ICBC Head Office in 2000, and has great experience in trading and investment in the interbank market, business management system design, and customer service management. Her team has been awarded as the Best Agent Bank for Overseas Institutions, Outstanding Contributor for Open-up in the interbank bond and FX markets. Till now, Ms. Zhu's team provides service to overseas investors from nearly 60 countries and regions, covering from quotation to execution.

Ms. Zhu holds MS in Economics from Beijing University, China.

Ms. Jinyu Zhu is the head of Agent Trading Division of ICBC Global Markets Department, responsible for assisting overseas central banks and financial institutions to access and trade in China's interbank bond and FX markets. Ms. Zhu joined ICBC Head Office in 2000, and has great experience in trading and investment in the interbank market, business management system design, and customer service management. Her team has been awarded as the Best Agent Bank for Overseas Institutions, Outstanding Contributor for Open-up in the interbank bond and FX markets. Till now, Ms. Zhu's team provides service to overseas investors from nearly 60 countries and regions, covering from quotation to execution.

Ms. Zhu holds MS in Economics from Beijing University, China.
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Julien Martin
Julien Martin
Managing Director, Head of FIC Development, Market Development - HKEX

Mr. Julien Martin joined HKEX in late August 2015 and serves as the Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income and Currency (FIC) Development of HKEX, and the General Manager of Bond Connect Company Limited, a joint venture established by China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) and HKEX.

Mr.Martin is one of the architects that led to the launch of Bond Connect in July 2017, delivering policy breakthroughs and market efficiencies in pre-trade admission, trading and settlement for the China interbank bond market. In addition, He is leading key initiatives in the fixed income and currency business for both cash and derivatives space, steering a number of major initiatives across the organisation on the development of mutual market access, platform and product solutions.

Prior to joining HKEX, Mr. Martin was Head of RMB Competence Centre, Managing Director and Deputy Head of Fixed Income China at BNP Paribas, and played a key role in establishing its presence in Mainland China and pioneering the development of RMB derivatives and flow products in its global platform amid the RMB internationalisation. He has over 18 years of banking and finance experience, with over 12 years spent between Shanghai and Hong Kong. Mr. Martin is an Asian financial market, fixed income and foreign exchange expert. He is fluent in English, French and Mandarin.
Mr. Martin holds a master of business administration (MBA) degree from ESSEC Business School, Paris.

Mr. Julien Martin joined HKEX in late August 2015 and serves as the Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income and Currency (FIC) Development of HKEX, and the General Manager of Bond Connect Company Limited, a joint venture established by China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) and HKEX.

Mr.Martin is one of the architects that led to the launch of Bond Connect in July 2017, delivering policy breakthroughs and market efficiencies in pre-trade admission, trading and settlement for the China interbank bond market. In addition, He is leading key initiatives in the fixed income and currency business for both cash and derivatives space, steering a number of major initiatives across the organisation on the development of mutual market access, platform and product solutions.

Prior to joining HKEX, Mr. Martin was Head of RMB Competence Centre, Managing Director and Deputy Head of Fixed Income China at BNP Paribas, and played a key role in establishing its presence in Mainland China and pioneering the development of RMB derivatives and flow products in its global platform amid the RMB internationalisation. He has over 18 years of banking and finance experience, with over 12 years spent between Shanghai and Hong Kong. Mr. Martin is an Asian financial market, fixed income and foreign exchange expert. He is fluent in English, French and Mandarin.
Mr. Martin holds a master of business administration (MBA) degree from ESSEC Business School, Paris.
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Dr. Ke Chen
Dr. Ke Chen
Chief Analytics Officer - Pengyuan International

Dr. Ke Chen is the Chief Analytics Officer for Pengyuan International and responsible for the overall rating operations, research and compliance.

Prior to joining Pengyuan, Ke worked as a Lead Quantitative Analyst at S&P Global Ratings. He first joined S&P Global Ratings New York office and internally transferred back to the Hong Kong office to build S&P’s APAC Quantitative Modelling team. Before joining S&P Global Ratings, he conducted academic research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on estimating and forecasting corporate default intensities.

Ke earned an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia, an MS in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Ke Chen is the Chief Analytics Officer for Pengyuan International and responsible for the overall rating operations, research and compliance.

Prior to joining Pengyuan, Ke worked as a Lead Quantitative Analyst at S&P Global Ratings. He first joined S&P Global Ratings New York office and internally transferred back to the Hong Kong office to build S&P’s APAC Quantitative Modelling team. Before joining S&P Global Ratings, he conducted academic research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on estimating and forecasting corporate default intensities.

Ke earned an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia, an MS in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Li Renn Tsai
Li Renn Tsai
Managing Director, Head of Asia - Tradeweb

Li Renn Tsai is Managing Director, Head of Asia at Tradeweb, responsible for developing the firm’s business in the region. Mr Tsai joined Tradeweb in March 2017 from the Singapore Exchange (SGX), where he held the position of Senior Vice President, Head of Fixed Income Trading.

Before joining SGX in 2013, Mr Tsai was Senior Vice President of Debt Capital Markets at DBS Bank, after serving as Fixed Income Investment Director and a member of the Management Committee at DBS Asset Management since 2009. Prior to that, he was most recently Managing Director and Head of Structured Solutions at UBS.

Mr Tsai holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Li Renn Tsai is Managing Director, Head of Asia at Tradeweb, responsible for developing the firm’s business in the region. Mr Tsai joined Tradeweb in March 2017 from the Singapore Exchange (SGX), where he held the position of Senior Vice President, Head of Fixed Income Trading.

Before joining SGX in 2013, Mr Tsai was Senior Vice President of Debt Capital Markets at DBS Bank, after serving as Fixed Income Investment Director and a member of the Management Committee at DBS Asset Management since 2009. Prior to that, he was most recently Managing Director and Head of Structured Solutions at UBS.

Mr Tsai holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
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Zhang Li
Li Zhang
CEO - SPD Bank Hong Kong Branch & Chairperson - Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong

Zhang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Peking University and a Master’s degree in Finance from the Graduate School of People’s Bank of China. She has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Hong Kong Branch since 2011. Prior to joining SPD Bank, Madam Zhang held a succession of executive positions with China Construction Bank (CCB), including Executive Vice President of CCB Hong Kong Branch, Deputy CEO of CCB Johannesburg Branch and Director of International Business Department of CCB Headquarters. She is a veteran banker with 30 years’ experiences in the banking industry, of which nearly 17 years spent overseas. She takes pride in being one of the pioneers and practitioners in the marketisation and internationalization of the Chinese banking industry.

Zhang is also a regular contributor to local financial newspapers and occasionally gives speeches at HSBC Business School of Peking University, MBA Sessions of City University of Hong Kong and Shanghai-Hong Kong Financial Cooperation Forum. She holds public posts in financial industry besides busy works, such as Chairperson of Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong, Deputy Founding Chairperson of China Mergers & Acquisitions Association in Hong Kong, Director of The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association, an Executive Director of the Chinese Banking Association of Hong Kong, Consultant of the Consultative Committee of Top 100 Hong Kong Listed Companies Research Council.

Zhang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Peking University and a Master’s degree in Finance from the Graduate School of People’s Bank of China. She has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Hong Kong Branch since 2011. Prior to joining SPD Bank, Madam Zhang held a succession of executive positions with China Construction Bank (CCB), including Executive Vice President of CCB Hong Kong Branch, Deputy CEO of CCB Johannesburg Branch and Director of International Business Department of CCB Headquarters. She is a veteran banker with 30 years’ experiences in the banking industry, of which nearly 17 years spent overseas. She takes pride in being one of the pioneers and practitioners in the marketisation and internationalization of the Chinese banking industry.

Zhang is also a regular contributor to local financial newspapers and occasionally gives speeches at HSBC Business School of Peking University, MBA Sessions of City University of Hong Kong and Shanghai-Hong Kong Financial Cooperation Forum. She holds public posts in financial industry besides busy works, such as Chairperson of Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong, Deputy Founding Chairperson of China Mergers & Acquisitions Association in Hong Kong, Director of The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association, an Executive Director of the Chinese Banking Association of Hong Kong, Consultant of the Consultative Committee of Top 100 Hong Kong Listed Companies Research Council.
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Mervyn Tang
Mervyn Tang
Senior Director and Global Head of ESG Research - Fitch Ratings

Mervyn Tang is a Senior Director and Global Head of ESG Research in Fitch Ratings’ Sustainable Finance division, based in Hong Kong. Mervyn oversees a global research team of 3 which primarily focus on thematic and cross sector ESG research.

 Mervyn re-joined Fitch Ratings in March 2019 from MSCI Inc., where he was Head of Fixed Income in their ESG Research department, based in Hong Kong. Mervyn has worked with fixed income investors globally supporting them on integrating ESG into their investment process. Prior to joining MSCI in 2017, Mervyn was a Director in Fitch’s Sovereign Group, with the Asia-Pacific team. Mervyn has also worked as an international economist at the Bank of England in London, a diplomat at the British Embassy in Washington DC, and an equities analyst at Citigroup.

Mervyn earned an MSc in Economics with distinction from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a BA in Economics and Management from Oxford University. He is a CFA Charterholder.

Mervyn Tang is a Senior Director and Global Head of ESG Research in Fitch Ratings’ Sustainable Finance division, based in Hong Kong. Mervyn oversees a global research team of 3 which primarily focus on thematic and cross sector ESG research.

 Mervyn re-joined Fitch Ratings in March 2019 from MSCI Inc., where he was Head of Fixed Income in their ESG Research department, based in Hong Kong. Mervyn has worked with fixed income investors globally supporting them on integrating ESG into their investment process. Prior to joining MSCI in 2017, Mervyn was a Director in Fitch’s Sovereign Group, with the Asia-Pacific team. Mervyn has also worked as an international economist at the Bank of England in London, a diplomat at the British Embassy in Washington DC, and an equities analyst at Citigroup.

Mervyn earned an MSc in Economics with distinction from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a BA in Economics and Management from Oxford University. He is a CFA Charterholder.
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Mushtaq Kapasi
Mushtaq Kapasi
Chief Representative, Asia Pacific - International Capital Market Association (ICMA)
Mushtaq Kapasi is a Managing Director and ICMA’s Chief Representative for the AsiaPacific region. He has been based in Hong Kong since 2002, engaged in senior strategy, capital market and legal roles covering the region at international banks active in Asia. He has worked as a lawyer in debt capital markets and derivatives, a structurer in equities and fixed income, a manager of complex trades with regulatory and accounting considerations, and an adviser to top executives on emerging market strategy. He has also served as a consultant on financial structures of renewable energy projects in frontier markets. He is a member of the New York State Bar and studied mathematics at the University of Texas and law at Yale University.
Mushtaq Kapasi is a Managing Director and ICMA’s Chief Representative for the AsiaPacific region. He has been based in Hong Kong since 2002, engaged in senior strategy, capital market and legal roles covering the region at international banks active in Asia. He has worked as a lawyer in debt capital markets and derivatives, a structurer in equities and fixed income, a manager of complex trades with regulatory and accounting considerations, and an adviser to top executives on emerging market strategy. He has also served as a consultant on financial structures of renewable energy projects in frontier markets. He is a member of the New York State Bar and studied mathematics at the University of Texas and law at Yale University.
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Owen Gallimore
Owen Gallimore
Head of Credit Trading Strategy, Markets – ANZ

Owen is responsible for ANZ's desk analysis in corporate bond markets. The Singapore and Shanghai based team produces the globally-acclaimed APAC Spread Product Weekly, New Issue Comments, Trade Ideas, and Strategy Outlooks. He consistently ranked Top 2 in Asian bond markets in the benchmark The Asset global investor poll, and is a Fellow at the Asian Financial Think Tank (AFTT), and CFA certified in ESG Investing.

Owen has 20 years distressed and up sell-side and buy-side corporate bond market experience across London, Tokyo, and Singapore working for the major US, European, and Regional institutions. His other top ranked Awards include the Greenwich Survey, AsiaMoney, and KangaNews.

Previous to ANZ, Owen was Director Special Situations Citigroup Tokyo, Partner Head Asia Pacific Credit Research at Cheyne Capital London, and Head Asia Credit Strategy at RBS Singapore.

Owen is responsible for ANZ's desk analysis in corporate bond markets. The Singapore and Shanghai based team produces the globally-acclaimed APAC Spread Product Weekly, New Issue Comments, Trade Ideas, and Strategy Outlooks. He consistently ranked Top 2 in Asian bond markets in the benchmark The Asset global investor poll, and is a Fellow at the Asian Financial Think Tank (AFTT), and CFA certified in ESG Investing.

Owen has 20 years distressed and up sell-side and buy-side corporate bond market experience across London, Tokyo, and Singapore working for the major US, European, and Regional institutions. His other top ranked Awards include the Greenwich Survey, AsiaMoney, and KangaNews.

Previous to ANZ, Owen was Director Special Situations Citigroup Tokyo, Partner Head Asia Pacific Credit Research at Cheyne Capital London, and Head Asia Credit Strategy at RBS Singapore.
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Patrick Wu
Patrick Wu
Managing Director, Head of Linear FX and Emerging Markets Trading, Asia - Credit Agricole CIB

Patrick Wu is now Head of Linear FX and Emerging Markets Trading Asia for Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, based in Hong Kong. Patrick helps to manage the FX, bond and rate derivatives across the Asian countries for the bank, with a strong focus on bridging the China financial markets with the regional and global financial markets.

Before joining CACIB, Patrick was the North Asia trading head for Australia and New Zealand Banking group. He was also the Head of Trading for JP Morgan in China and Head of Credit Trading for the Standard Chartered Bank in North East Asia. Patrick is the pioneer in the offshore CIBM and CNH businesses.

He started to trade offshore RMB bond back in 2008 and he completed the first Dim Sum bond deal and first CNH derivatives in the offshore market. He’s a committee member for both the HKMA-TMA market development committee and market practice committee.

Patrick Wu is now Head of Linear FX and Emerging Markets Trading Asia for Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, based in Hong Kong. Patrick helps to manage the FX, bond and rate derivatives across the Asian countries for the bank, with a strong focus on bridging the China financial markets with the regional and global financial markets.

Before joining CACIB, Patrick was the North Asia trading head for Australia and New Zealand Banking group. He was also the Head of Trading for JP Morgan in China and Head of Credit Trading for the Standard Chartered Bank in North East Asia. Patrick is the pioneer in the offshore CIBM and CNH businesses.

He started to trade offshore RMB bond back in 2008 and he completed the first Dim Sum bond deal and first CNH derivatives in the offshore market. He’s a committee member for both the HKMA-TMA market development committee and market practice committee.
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Prof Shusong Ba
Prof. Shusong Ba
Managing Director, Chief China Economist – HKEX

Professor Ba Shusong is Managing Director and Chief China Economist of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), Chief Economist of the China Banking Association (CBA) and Executive Director of the HSBC Financial Research Institute at Peking University. He is also a member of the Mainland Opportunities Committee of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) of Hong Kong, Vice President of the China Society of Macroeconomics, a member of Ministry of Commerce's Economic and Trade Policy Advisory Committee, a member of China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission’s Expert Guidance Committee for the banking industry’s implementation of the new Basel capital accord, a member of China Securities Regulatory Commission’s M&A Specialists Committee, and a member of China’s “13th Five-Year Plan” National Development and Planning Specialists Committee.

Professor Ba is a fellow of experts who receive the State Council’s special allowance. He was previously Deputy General Manager of the Bank of China Hangzhou Branch, Assistant General Manager of Bank of China (Hong Kong), Director-General of the Strategy and Development Committee of the Securities Association of China, Deputy Director of the Economics Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Deputy Director-General of the Financial Research Institute of the State Council's Development Research Centre. He was engaged in post-doctoral research in the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University and was a senior visiting scholar at Columbia Business School. He also served as the chief expert in the basic research field of "International Economic and Financial Structure" in Development Research Center of the State Council. Professor Ba was awarded by China’s Social Science Assessment in 2017 as the Chinese scholar with the highest citation frequency in Chinese literature on economics during the period from 2006 to 2015.

Professor Ba had lectured as a main speaker to members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. He possesses rich practical experience and research achievements in the fields of the Basel capital accord and risk management, and modern-times exchanges and capital markets. His publications include (bilingual) “Mutual Market Connectivity and Hong Kong Market Innovations for New-Economy Financing” (elected one of the 2019 “Yicai – J.P. Morgan Financial Books of the Year”), “Bond Connect Scheme ― New Strategy for Internationalisation of China’s Bond Market”, “New Progress in RMB Internationalisation ― Innovations in HKEX’s Offshore Financial Products”; and (in Chinese) "Research on New Basel Capital Accord", "Basel II in Financial Crisis: Challenges and Improvements", “Study on Basel Capital Accord III”, “Basel III and Financial Regulatory Reform”.

Professor Ba is responsible for policy and business research for HKEX Group and has participated in the business projects of Bond Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect. He actively organises and promotes the interactions of HKEX with Mainland regulatory authorities and related central and local government departments, and the company’s cooperation with various financial institutions and enterprises in the Mainland. He is also actively engaged in professional exchanges with universities, research institutes and financial institutions in the Mainland and overseas.

Professor Ba Shusong is Managing Director and Chief China Economist of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), Chief Economist of the China Banking Association (CBA) and Executive Director of the HSBC Financial Research Institute at Peking University. He is also a member of the Mainland Opportunities Committee of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) of Hong Kong, Vice President of the China Society of Macroeconomics, a member of Ministry of Commerce's Economic and Trade Policy Advisory Committee, a member of China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission’s Expert Guidance Committee for the banking industry’s implementation of the new Basel capital accord, a member of China Securities Regulatory Commission’s M&A Specialists Committee, and a member of China’s “13th Five-Year Plan” National Development and Planning Specialists Committee.

Professor Ba is a fellow of experts who receive the State Council’s special allowance. He was previously Deputy General Manager of the Bank of China Hangzhou Branch, Assistant General Manager of Bank of China (Hong Kong), Director-General of the Strategy and Development Committee of the Securities Association of China, Deputy Director of the Economics Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Deputy Director-General of the Financial Research Institute of the State Council's Development Research Centre. He was engaged in post-doctoral research in the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University and was a senior visiting scholar at Columbia Business School. He also served as the chief expert in the basic research field of "International Economic and Financial Structure" in Development Research Center of the State Council. Professor Ba was awarded by China’s Social Science Assessment in 2017 as the Chinese scholar with the highest citation frequency in Chinese literature on economics during the period from 2006 to 2015.

Professor Ba had lectured as a main speaker to members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. He possesses rich practical experience and research achievements in the fields of the Basel capital accord and risk management, and modern-times exchanges and capital markets. His publications include (bilingual) “Mutual Market Connectivity and Hong Kong Market Innovations for New-Economy Financing” (elected one of the 2019 “Yicai – J.P. Morgan Financial Books of the Year”), “Bond Connect Scheme ― New Strategy for Internationalisation of China’s Bond Market”, “New Progress in RMB Internationalisation ― Innovations in HKEX’s Offshore Financial Products”; and (in Chinese) "Research on New Basel Capital Accord", "Basel II in Financial Crisis: Challenges and Improvements", “Study on Basel Capital Accord III”, “Basel III and Financial Regulatory Reform”.

Professor Ba is responsible for policy and business research for HKEX Group and has participated in the business projects of Bond Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect. He actively organises and promotes the interactions of HKEX with Mainland regulatory authorities and related central and local government departments, and the company’s cooperation with various financial institutions and enterprises in the Mainland. He is also actively engaged in professional exchanges with universities, research institutes and financial institutions in the Mainland and overseas.

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Yao Zhou
Yao Zhou
Director of Fixed Income Specialists - Sumscope
Mr. Yao Zhou is the Director of Fixed Income Specialists for Sumscope, the prominent RMB fixed income trading management FinTech platform. He leads the team providing consulting and customer success service to financial institutions, trading infrastructure providers and regulatory bodies of onshore and offshore RMB FI markets. Before joining Sumscope, he was Head of Buy-side Sales Specialists of Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv China, focusing on investment management and investment banking sectors. Prior to that, he was FX specialist and corporate finance banker of HSBC China.
Mr. Yao Zhou is the Director of Fixed Income Specialists for Sumscope, the prominent RMB fixed income trading management FinTech platform. He leads the team providing consulting and customer success service to financial institutions, trading infrastructure providers and regulatory bodies of onshore and offshore RMB FI markets. Before joining Sumscope, he was Head of Buy-side Sales Specialists of Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv China, focusing on investment management and investment banking sectors. Prior to that, he was FX specialist and corporate finance banker of HSBC China.
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Yifan Hu
Yifan Hu
Regional Chief Investment Officer & Chief China Economist, UBS Global Wealth Management

Dr. Yifan Hu joins us as Regional Chief Investment Officer & Chief China Economist. She is based in Hong Kong, and serves as a member of the CIO Asia Investment Committee as well as the CIO Emerging Markets Investment Committee. Working alongside the investment teams globally and in Asia Pacific, Yifan is helping shape CIO's macroeconomic and investment views on China.

Yifan has held several Chief Economist positions since 2007, most recently at Haitong International where she was tasked with leading H-share equity research. Prior to this role, Yifan worked as a Chief Economist at CITIC Securities, China Economist at France's Natixis, and China Strategist at Merrill Lynch. Her views and columns can be found in leading financial media.

Prior to that, Yifan was an Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong and published extensively in the international and Chinese academic journals. Yifan has considerable experiences in research and consulting, and served in various prestigious organizations including the World Bank and The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) in Washington D.C

Yifan received her Ph.D in Economics from Georgetown University and B.S. in Economics from Zhejiang University.

Dr. Yifan Hu joins us as Regional Chief Investment Officer & Chief China Economist. She is based in Hong Kong, and serves as a member of the CIO Asia Investment Committee as well as the CIO Emerging Markets Investment Committee. Working alongside the investment teams globally and in Asia Pacific, Yifan is helping shape CIO's macroeconomic and investment views on China.

Yifan has held several Chief Economist positions since 2007, most recently at Haitong International where she was tasked with leading H-share equity research. Prior to this role, Yifan worked as a Chief Economist at CITIC Securities, China Economist at France's Natixis, and China Strategist at Merrill Lynch. Her views and columns can be found in leading financial media.

Prior to that, Yifan was an Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong and published extensively in the international and Chinese academic journals. Yifan has considerable experiences in research and consulting, and served in various prestigious organizations including the World Bank and The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) in Washington D.C

Yifan received her Ph.D in Economics from Georgetown University and B.S. in Economics from Zhejiang University.
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Zhenze Lin
Zhenze Lin
Head of Local Markets Flow Trading, China, Global Markets - BNP Paribas

Zhenze Lin is Head of Local Markets Flow Trading, China for BNP Paribas. Based in Hong Kong, he is responsible for both onshore and offshore China FX and rates products.

Prior to joining BNP Paribas in September 2018, Zhenze worked at Morgan Stanley for 11 years where he was most recently in charge of the China FX and Rates Trading team. He started his career at Deutsche Bank in 2002 as a China FX and rates trader.

Zhenze holds a master’s degree in accounting from Tsinghua University.

Zhenze Lin is Head of Local Markets Flow Trading, China for BNP Paribas. Based in Hong Kong, he is responsible for both onshore and offshore China FX and rates products.

Prior to joining BNP Paribas in September 2018, Zhenze worked at Morgan Stanley for 11 years where he was most recently in charge of the China FX and Rates Trading team. He started his career at Deutsche Bank in 2002 as a China FX and rates trader.

Zhenze holds a master’s degree in accounting from Tsinghua University.
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