Monday, 14 May 2018

08:00–08:45

Sponsored Corporate Presentations

Sponsored Corporate Presentations offer a range of best practices, strategies, tools, and tactics for successful investment management and financial analysis from professionals at leading financial services firms.

08:30–16:15

Exhibit Hall Open

09:00–09:15

Opening Remarks

09:15–10:15

Thoughts on Research, Investing, and China’s Role in Driving Innovation in Asia

Founder, Chair, and CEO
Hillhouse Capital Management Group

10:45–11:45

Plenary Session

Chief Executive Officer
The Nigerian Stock Exchange

11:45–12:45

Plenary Session

Plenary Sessions feature industry thought leaders who provide big picture perspectives, innovative insights, and broad outlooks on current issues of interest to the entire audience.

12:45–14:30

Networking Lunch

13:45–14:30

Sponsored Corporate Presentations

Sponsored Corporate Presentations offer a range of best practices, strategies, tools, and tactics for successful investment management and financial analysis from professionals at leading financial services firms.

15:00–15:45

Concurrent Practitioner Sessions

Concurrent Practitioner Sessions explore key topics with analysis and commentary on important market sectors and trends from prominent practitioners.

15:00–15:45

Behavioral Factors and Their Performance in Emerging Markets: An Illustration Using China A-Shares Data

Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Rayliant Global Advisors
Professor in Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management

  • A look at factor investing using a novel and important dataset by examining the traditional behavioral anomalies documented in global data and examining whether they are also valid when applied to China A-shares
  • Presenting an empirical study that provides insight into the behavioral mechanisms behind various anomaly factors
  • Going a step beyond identifying anomalies in China or testing traditional factor methods using A-shares data and providing insight into behavioral factors that arise in markets with investors who make mistakes

15:00–15:45

Investing in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone: Opportunities and Implications

  • How does the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone (FTZ) serve as a testing ground for social and economic reforms in China?
  •   What can domestic and foreign investors expect with respect to facilitation of foreign exchange, financial requirements, and other important considerations?
  • What industries and investment opportunities are specifically encouraged within the FTZ, and what should investors expect in the future?
  • How might the FTZ impact long-term economic policy in China and the future of Hong Kong as a financial center?

Lynn Raebsamen, CFA, Moderator
CEO
Swiss Vanquest AG

15:00–15:45

The Investment Firm of the Future

  • Four scenarios for future strategy and the implications for business models
  • Building effective teams and the skills needed for success
  • Changes to operational and distribution models, and leveraging technology
  • Investment product and process trends
  • Trust and value in a more professional investment industry

Roger Urwin, FSIP, Moderator
Global Head of Investment Content, Willis Towers Watson
Co-Founder, Thinking Ahead Institute

15:00–15:45

Risks and Opportunities in Asian Frontier Markets

Ashley P.W. Khoo, CFA
President
Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts

Joyce Ng
Former Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager
Sumeru Capital

Andreas Vogelsanger
CEO
Asia Frontier Capital (Vietnam) Ltd.

16:15–17:15

Career Track

Career Track Sessions are designed to inspire delegates at all stages of their career to be intentional about their career management and professional development efforts. Sessions will convey practical insights and strategies for achieving career goals.

16:15–17:15

Trends and Opportunities in Asian Asset Management

David Hui
Partner
Heidrick & Struggles

Nicolas Manset
Managing Director, Financial Services, Asset and Wealth Management Practice
Russell Reynolds Associates

May Tung
Managing Partner, Financial Services
DHR International Asia Limited

  • What are the recent growth trends and the potential trajectory of the asset management business in the Asia-Pacific region?
  • Which organizational business models and staffing philosophies are prevalent in today’s asset management business, and what has changed in the last decade?
  • What skill sets are considered essential for 21st century asset management? How can investment professionals make themselves more attractive candidates for the next career level?