Plenary Sessions

17:00–17:15

Welcoming Remarks

Hall 3G │ Level 3

17:15–18:15

Annual Conference Sunday Keynote: China and India 2025: Changing Dynamics

Hall 3G │ Level 3

Managing Partner
China India Institute

Jennifer Hughes, Moderator
Asia Finance Editor
Reuters

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09:00–09:30

Opening Remarks

The Hon Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP
Acting Chief Executive
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

Paul Smith, CFA
President and CEO
CFA Institute

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09:30–10:15

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

Hall 3G │ Level 3

Founder, Chair, and CEO
Hillhouse Capital Management Group

Stephen Engle, Moderator
Chief North Asia Correspondent
Bloomberg Television

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10:45–11:45

Investing in Nigeria: Exploring the Investment Potential of One of Africa’s Leading Economies

Hall 3G │ Level 3 ·

Oscar N. Onyema
Chief Executive Officer
Nigerian Stock Exchange

James Benoit, CFA, Moderator
CEO, FCMB Bank (U.K.) Limited
Chair, Annual Conference Advisory Group

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11:45–12:45

Lessons from the Financial Crisis: A Conversation with Steven Eisman

Hall 3G │ Level 3

Steven Eisman
Managing Director, Neuberger Berman
Former Hedge Fund Manager Featured in The Big Short

Yvonne Man, Moderator
Co-anchor, “Daybreak Asia”
Bloomberg Television

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09:00–09:15

Conference Remarks

Hall 3G │ Level 3

09:15–10:15

Abenomics: Japan’s Macro and Markets Outlook

Hall 3G │ Level 3

Vice Chair, Chief Japan Strategist, and Co-head of Macro Research Asia
Goldman Sachs

Margaret E. Franklin, CFA, Moderator
President
BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Canada

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10:45–11:45

Developments in Financial Technology: A Conversation with Cutting Edge Leaders

Will Andrich
Co-Founder and CEO
Thaler.One

Gabriel Hai
Co-Founder and CEO
LendIt Fintech China

Ting Li, CFA
CEO
Yunfeng Financial Group

Ming Shu, CFA
Partner
Lingfeng Capital Management

James Benoit, CFA, Moderator
CEO, FCMB Bank (U.K.) Limited​
Chair, Annual Conference Advisory Group

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11:45–12:45

Alternative Investment Opportunities in Asia: A Conversation with Institutional Allocators and Managers

Amy Flikerski
Senior Portfolio Manager, External Portfolio Management
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

Chris Gradel
Founding Partner
PAG

Carl Huttenlocher
​Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer
Myriad Asset Management

Mario A. Therrien, CFA
Senior Vice President, External Portfolio Management – Public Markets
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Bruce Tomlinson, CFA, Moderator
Manager, Hedge Funds and Alternative Strategies
Sunsuper Pty Ltd

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09:00–09:15

Conference Remarks

Hall 3G │ Level 3

09:15–10:15

Crypto-Assets: Redefining a New Asset Class

Hall 3G │ Level 3

Sandra Ro
Founder and Managing Partner
Vector Crypto Capital LLC

Stephen Engle, Moderator
Chief North Asia Correspondent
Bloomberg Television

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10:45–11:45

Short Takes: New Perspectives on the Future of Global Investing

Three CFA charterholders from around the globe address the conference theme in short, dynamic presentations, highlighting what they see as the significant issues faced by global investors. Read More

11:45–12:45

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Hall 3G │ Level 3

2002 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences
Professor Emeritus, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Rishaad Salamat, Moderator
Anchor
Bloomberg Television

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