Keynote Speaker

Julia Leung, SBS, JP
Chief Executive Officer
Securities and Futures Commission

Ms. Julia Leung has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) since 1 January 2023.

Ms. Leung joined the SFC in March 2015 as Executive Director of the Investment Products Division. She became Executive Director of the Intermediaries Division in June 2016 and took on the additional capacity of Deputy CEO in March 2018.

In more than 25 years of public service, Ms. Leung has extensive experience in financial regulation, market development and international cooperation. Prior to joining the SFC, Ms. Leung was the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury from August 2008 to December 2013. Before that, she served at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority for 14 years, spending the last eight years as the Executive Director responsible for financial cooperation with Mainland and other international regulators.

Ms. Leung graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and earned a master's degree from Columbia University in the City of New York. In 2014, she authored a book on how Asia has surmounted various financial crises.



(Speakers are listed in alphabetical order of their last name)

Brit Blakeney
SVP, Digital Strategy and Wealth Management - Asia
Franklin Templeton Investments

Brit Blakeney is Senior Vice President in the Digital Advisory & Wealth Management group for the Asia Pacific Region of Franklin Templeton. Based in Hong Kong, Brit is focused on driving the digital product and tech-enabled distribution strategy, working with internal partners and clients. Brit also oversees research, commercial partnerships, strategic acquisitions, and investments into distribution related Fintech firms in Asia.

Prior to this role, Brit was Head of Innovation and Ecosystems for DBS Bank Hong Kong. Brit has also held senior positions at major data & analytics, media and internet companies, such as Dun & Bradstreet, AOL and Univision, and helped launch and run several successful internet and financial startups.

Brit holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Georgetown University and also studied at the Université Stendhal in Grenoble, France. She is on the Digital Banking committee of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong, a member of Women in Tech Hong Kong, a founding Advisory Committee member of CEFAR (CUHK Engineering, Fintech and Applied Research Academy), Greater Bay Fintech Talent Initiative Advisor, and is a regular speaker at industry events across Asia.

Charles Brooke
chairman of HKIFA Pensions Sub-Committee & Executive Committee Member and
Head of Product Asia Pacific, Principal Financial Group

Charles Brooke is Head of Product for Principal in Asia Pacific. In this role Charles is responsible for all product strategy and development initiatives across the region. In addition Charles is also responsible for the Principal’s Hong Kong based MPF Investment & Product Team.

Charles joined Principal in November 2021 and previously worked for Abrdn where he held a number of executive roles in both the Product and Insurance Solutions team in London and Hong Kong. Charles began his career as an Investment Analyst at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in London.

Charles is an Executive Committee member of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association and chairman of the Pensions Sub-Committee.

Charles graduated from the London School of Economics with a MSc in Political Economy.

Caroline Chan
Head of Securities Services, Citi Hong Kong &
CEO, Cititrust Limited

Caroline Chan is Citi’s Head of Securities Services for Hong Kong. She is responsible for the business management and strategy, regulatory stakeholder management and client service delivery of Citi’s Securities Services. Caroline also acts as the Chief Executive Officer of Cititrust Limited, which operates Citi’s Trustee Services in Hong Kong. Prior to this, Caroline was an English qualified solicitor with over 20 years of experience in the funds industry in London, Dublin and Hong Kong. Upon joining Citi, Caroline held a number of positions at country and regional level including Asia Pacific Head of Trustee Services.

Florence Chan
co-chairman of HKIFA Regulatory Sub-committee and
Head of Compliance, Asia Pacific, Natixis Investment Managers

Florence is the Head of Compliance, Asia Pacific of Natixis Investment Managers ("Natixis IM"). She joined Natixis IM in 2015, responsible for overseeing the compliance and internal control functions in Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney and Melbourne.

Florence has over 26 years of experience in the asset management compliance and audit fields. Prior to joining Natixis IM, she held positions as Head of Compliance, Asia Pacific at Allianz Global Investors, Regional Head of Asset Management Compliance at Credit Suisse, and various compliance roles at Franklin Templeton and Prudential Financial, after her first audit role at PwC.

She has been an Executive Committee member of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (“HKIFA”) and co-chairman of HKIFA Regulatory Sub-committee since 2019. She is also a member of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance.

For HKSAR Government appointments, Florence is a panel member of the Resolvability Review Tribunal, the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal, the AML & CTF Review Tribunal and the Payment systems and Stored Value Facilities Appeals Tribunal. She is also a panel member of the Barristers Disciplinary Tribunal, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal.

Florence holds a MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, B. Econ from the University of Hong Kong and LLB from the University of London. She is a CPA in Hong Kong and the United States.

Joseph Chan, JP
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.

Stephen Chan
Acting Chairperson
The Hong Kong Association of Banks

Mr. Chan is Deputy Chief Executive of the Group in charge of Personal Banking and Wealth Management Department, Personal Digital Banking Product Department, Personal Banking Risk and Integrated Management Department, Private Banking, BOC Credit Card (International) Limited as well as BOC Life. From July 1990 to September 2001, Mr. Chan held various positions in Hua Chiao Commercial Bank Limited, formerly a member bank of Bank of China Group in Hong Kong. Following the restructuring of the business of Bank of China Group’s member banks in Hong Kong, Mr. Chan has served various positions in the Group since October 2001, including Head of Product Development Division of Economics & Strategic Planning Department, Deputy General Manager of Corporate Banking & Financial Institutions Department, General Manager of Business Optimisation Center, General Manager of Institutional Business Department, General Manager of Personal Banking and Wealth Management Department, and was promoted to his current role in August 2022.

Thomas Cheong
Executive Vice President, Principal Financial Group and
President, Principal Asia Pacific & Middle East

Thomas Cheong is Executive Vice President of Principal Financial Group® and President of Principal Asia. He will lead client-facing functions in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, while continuing to drive growth through regional joint ventures and Principal Asia pension businesses. He is a member of the Principal senior management team and currently serves on the boards of several Principal subsidiaries.

Cheong joined Principal in January 2015 and has more than 20 years of management experience in Asia, holding various senior management positions with profit and loss responsibilities. His extensive experience in the asset management, pension, and life insurance businesses included appointments as president of North Asia for Principal International; CEO and executive director of Manulife Asset Management (Taiwan); country head overseeing Manulife's joint venture asset management business in mainland China; CEO of the Prudential UK's China and Malaysia asset management companies, and the director of corporate development in Prudential UK's Singapore life insurance business.

Cheong received his bachelor’s degree in econometrics, with first class honours, from the London School of Economics. He obtained an MBA from the Olin Business School of Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) and inducted to Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Business School Society. Cheong is currently a member of WUSTL’s Alumni Board of Governors, as well as its regional advisory council (Hong Kong).

Winnie Cheung
vice chairman of HKIFA Regulatory Sub-Committee and
Head of Compliance, Greater China, Pictet Asset Management

Winnie Cheung is Head of Compliance, Greater China at Pictet Asset Management (PAM), based in Hong Kong. She oversees the compliance function of PAM’s Hong Kong, Taipei and Shanghai offices. Winnie has over 20 years of experience in the asset management compliance and audit fields.

Prior to joining Pictet in 2009, Winnie was a Manager of Investment Product Department and Licensing Department in the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. Before this, she worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor.

She has been the vice chairman of Regulatory Sub-Committee of Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (“HKIFA”) since October 2022.

Winnie is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master degree of Law and a Bachelor degree of Business Administration in Professional Accountancy in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Arnold Chow
Deputy General Manager, Personal Digital Banking Product Department
Bank of China (HK) Limited

Arnold Chow is Deputy General Manager, Personal Digital Banking Product Department of BOCHK, overseeing its wealth management products as well as wealth specialists and advisory business in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. He is also a Director of BOCI Prudential Trustee Limited and a Director of Po Sang Securities and Futures Limited.

Prior to joining BOCHK, Arnold held various senior executive positions in strategy planning, wealth products and distribution in Hong Kong and mainland China of HSBC Group. He then served as Senior Executive Vice President of Private Banking of Hang Seng Bank.

Arnold started his career in Morgan Stanley (Asia) with expertise in Hong Kong and mainland investment market. He holds a Bachelor degree from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Hong Kong. He is also a Financial Education Committee member of Investor and Financial Education Council (under SFC).

Nelson Chow
HKIFA Chairman and
Managing Director, AllianceBernstein Hong Kong Limited

Mr. Nelson Chow is Managing Director of AllianceBernstein Hong Kong Limited, where he is responsible for fund distribution in Hong Kong and China QDII.

Mr. Chow has extensive experience in the industry and led the team to win various awards, including the Best Retail House Award 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021 & 2022 (Asia Asset Management) and Greenwich Quality Leader 2019 (Greenwich Associates).

Before joining AllianceBernstein in 2004, Mr. Chow was the Director of a U.K. asset management firm responsible for fund distribution in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Mr. Chow earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance & Economics from The University of Western Ontario, Canada and an M.B.A. in Finance from California State University – East Bay, United States. Mr. Chow is the incumbent Chairman of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association and has been an Executive Committee Member of the HKIFA since 2015. Mr. Chow was also a member of the Products Advisory Committee of Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong (2020-22).

Richard Dinham
Head of Client Solutions and Retirement
Fidelity International

Richard joined Fidelity in 2018 with 25 years’ industry experience and works with investment and product teams around the globe in developing a range of solutions that meet the current and future needs of institutional and wholesale clients in Australia.

Previously he was with Macquarie Bank as head of research and at StatePlus in Sydney for 7 years as chief investment officer and head of research. Previously Richard worked at Russell Investments as a senior asset consultant and in London in various roles covering asset consulting, investment management and actuarial work. Richard is a qualified actuary and formerly an examiner for the Institute of Actuaries.

Yin Ge
Han Kun Law Offices

Yin Ge is a partner with Han Kun Law Offices and head of the firm’s cross-border investment management practice.

Yin is a renowned legal expert on asset management and financial services in China. Yin used to work at Clifford Chance LLP and Allen & Overy LLP for over 10 years. Yin obtained an LL.M. degree from Cornell Law School. She is admitted to the New York State Bar and PRC Bar.

Yin’s clients include the world’s largest asset managers, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds and trading platforms.  As a leading expert in the asset management industry, Yin has also been deeply involved in advising on legislation and regulation of China's asset management and financial services sectors.

Yin is an Asia-Pacific Leading Counsel recognized by Legal 500 for Investment Funds and Banking & Finance areas. She is named as China’s Top 15 Asset Management Lawyers for 2021 by LEGALBAND, China’s Best Female Lawyers for 2021 by Asian Legal Business/ALB and LEGALBAND respectively. 

Yin is a frequent lecturer and speaker on cross-border investment management, financial regulatory reforms, opening up of China’s financial markets and various financial innovations. She is a CaiXin columnist.

Daisy Ho
CEO, Asia-Pacific
HSBC Asset Management

Daisy joined HSBC Asset Management in November 2021 as CEO, Asia-Pacific and Hong Kong. Based in Hong Kong, she is responsible for leading and growing the asset management business in Asia-Pacific with a focus on driving the business expansion agenda across core markets including Hong Kong, mainland China, India and ASEAN.

Daisy is also Head of Sales Asia-Pacific and Institutional with responsibilities to develop and execute the growth strategy of the company's Wholesale and Institutional businesses in Asia-Pacific including the retirement and pensions business. In this role, she also oversees the Global Capabilities of the Institutional business such as liquidity sales, global consultant relationships, institutional business sales support and client business management.

A seasoned professional and veteran in financial services, Daisy has over 20 years of experience in the asset management industry. Prior to joining HSBC Asset Management, she spent 16 years with Fidelity International assuming a number of senior management roles including President for China and Managing Director, Asia ex-Japan & Middle East. Before that, she held various senior positions in the wealth management and asset management divisions of JPMorgan, AXA and Hang Seng Bank.

Daisy holds a bachelor's degree in Business Studies from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from The University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Mark Konyn
Group Chief Investment Officer
AIA Group

Dr Mark Konyn is the Group Chief Investment Officer responsible for providing oversight of the management of the investment portfolios of the Group as well as supervising and supporting the many investment professionals throughout the Group. He is a director of various companies within the Group including Chairman of AIA Investment Management Private Limited and AIA Investment Management HK Limited. He joined the Group in September 2015.

Dr Konyn joined AIA from Cathay Conning Asset Management, where he was Chief Executive Officer responsible for the company's investment business and strategic expansion in the region. He had held senior positions at Allianz Global Investors (where he was Asia-Pacific CEO for RCM Global Investors), Fidelity Investments and Prudential UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and holds a Diploma from the London Business School in Investment Management, having previously completed his Ph.D. in Operational Research sponsored by the UK Government.

Jeremy Lam
Partner and Head of Financial Services Practice

Jeremy is a Partner of Deacons in Hong Kong and Head of the Firm’s Investment Funds and Regulatory Practice.

Jeremy qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1991 and was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1992. He has over 25 years of experience advising international and local financial institutions in connection with the establishment and regulation of collective investment schemes. He also advises on a wide range of securities, licensing, compliance and regulatory issues relevant to the asset management and securities industry.

Jeremy is director of the Financial Services Development Council as well as the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. He is an executive committee member of AIMA Hong Kong and an active member of various securities industry associations.

Guillaume Levi
Managing Director - Head of Investment Management Asia & Greater China Financial Services
Russell Reynolds Associates (Hong Kong) Limited

Based in Hong Kong, Guillaume leads the Financial Services Sector in Greater China and the Investment Management Practice in Asia Pacific for Russell Reynolds Associates. Guillaume works with clients across traditional and alternative investment management, including public markets, private debt, private equity, real assets and wealth management. He works with companies of all sizes, from global market leaders to specialist boutiques, and works extensively on cross-border mandates throughout Asia Pacific and globally.

Guillaume joined Russell Reynolds in 2006 and has been in Asia Pacific since 2008, first in Singapore and then in Hong Kong. Before joining the firm in Paris, he was a group internal auditor at BPCE, the second largest banking group in France. He began his career as an analyst with JPMorgan Private Bank, based in Paris.

Guillaume received his master's in finance and business administration from ESC Bordeaux in France. He speaks fluent French and English.

Laurence Li, SC, JP
Financial Services Development Council

Mr. Laurence Li, SC is the Chairman of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC). The FSDC is an advisory body to the HKSAR Government on all matters relating to the development of Hong Kong as an international financial centre. It engages the industry in formulating proposals to promote the further development of the financial services industry of Hong Kong and to map out the strategic direction for the development.

Mr. Li’s profession is a practicing barrister. He focuses on banking, commercial, company, and securities law. Prior to being called to the Hong Kong Bar, he served in several positions within the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong and, before that, worked in a law firm in New York.

Mr. Li is a Judge of the International Court and Regulatory Tribunal in Doha, Qatar. He is also a Fellow of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an Honorary Fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law at The University of Hong Kong, and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Orchis Li
The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers

Ms. Orchis Li is the General Manager of Gen Re’s Hong Kong Branch. She joined Gen Re in 2015 and is responsible for the management of the Hong Kong branch and MNCs client relationships. Orchis also has the responsibilities of driving InsurTech strategy as well as analytics and development of Critical Illness products for Asia. She has more than 20 years of experience with the insurance industry and prior to joining Gen Re, Orchis had worked with a number of multinational insurance companies.

Orchis is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers. She has also been appointed as a member of the Industry Advisory Committee with the Insurance Authority, the Complaints Panel & the General Committee under The Insurance Complaints Bureau and the Appeal Panel on Disciplinary Actions for the VHIS. Orchis is also an active member of various committees with the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong.

Orchis is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Raymond Li, JP
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited

Raymond Li is a Senior Executive Director of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). He was seconded to The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited (HKMC) as its Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Li joined the Hong Kong Government as an Administrative Officer in 1982 and became Principal Assistant Secretary (Monetary Affairs) in 1990. He joined the HKMA in 1993 and took up various posts since then. His projects included interest rate deregulation, financial disclosure by authorized institutions, property lending and mortgage policies, supervisory framework for stored value cards and money brokers, electronic banking, market risks, and anti-money laundering. He was responsible for the establishment of the deposit protection scheme and the credit referencing infrastructure of Hong Kong. Before being seconded to the HKMC in January 2013, he was Director-General (Enforcement) of the HKMA.

Chong Liew

Chin-Chong Liew is a Capital Markets Partner at Linklaters Hong Kong.

Chong has over 20 years’ experience in the full range of capital market transactions (including sophisticated derivatives and structured products) in China and the Asia Pacific region.

Having been closely involved in the development of derivatives in Mainland China since mid-90’s, Chong has advised market participants on many key initiatives in Mainland China including the drafting of the futures and derivatives law and master derivative agreements including the NAFMII and SAC documentation.

More recently, Chong has been involved in initiatives involving financial markets infrastructures including the introduction of OTC clearing at OTC Clear Hong Kong and Shanghai Clearing House. He also advised on the establishment of various innovative Chinese Connect schemes (including Stock Connect and Bond Connect) and Chinese exchanges and clearing houses on their internationalization programs.

Admitted in England and Wales, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and New Zealand, Chong holds a BCL (Hons) degree from Oxford University and an LLB (Hons) degree from Victoria University of Wellington. He is a CFA holder and co-author of “Hong Kong Derivatives: Law & Practice” (2010 Lexis Nexis).

Amy Lo
Chairman, Executive Committee
Private Wealth Management Association

Amy Lo is Co-Head of Wealth Management Asia Pacific, Head and Chief Executive of UBS Hong Kong, and a Managing Director at UBS. Amy has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Since joining UBS in 1995, she has held a number of senior management positions including Regional Head of Ultra High Net Worth and Global Family Office in Asia. Today, the ultra-high net worth business is the leading wealth manager for ultra-high net worth individuals in the region.

Actively involved in the development of the private banking industry in Hong Kong, Amy chairs the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA), and is a Board Member of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council (FSDC). She is also a member of the Banking Industry Training Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Education Bureau, a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee Financial Infrastructure Sub-Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and an advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation.

A passionate supporter of youth education and technological innovation in Greater China, Amy is a member of The Court and the MBA Advisory Board at The University of Hong Kong, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Social Work at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also a Board Member of the UBS Optimus Foundation, the independent grant-making foundation that helps UBS clients improve the education and welfare of children globally.

In recognition of her contribution to the wealth management industry, Amy was named Private Banker of the Year in the Asian Private Banker Awards for Distinction 2020. She also received the Executive Award at the DHL/SCMP Business Awards 2018 for her efforts in building UBS as a corporate citizen in Hong Kong. She was also named by a top-tier Chinese media, China Business News, as one of the "Hong Kong Top 20 in the next 20 years" for her contribution to innovation developments in 2017.

Sandra Lu
Llinks Law Offices

Sandra has extensive experience in the area of retail funds, hedge funds, pension funds and alternative funds.

Sandra advised dozens of global asset managers to apply for WFOE FMC, JV FMC, WFOE PFM, QDLP/QDIE license in China and advise them to launch China domiciled retail funds and hedge funds.

Sandra advised a large number of offshore managers to access to the Chinese securities market through the regimes including QFII, QDII, Stock Connect and Bond Connect.

Sandra also helps the clients launch various public and private funds such as equity funds, hybrid funds, fix income funds, money market funds, ETF and MRF.

Elisa Ng
HKIFA Vice Chairman and
Head of AM Hong Kong, Head of Hong Kong Funds and Institutional Business, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Elisa Ng, managing director, is Head of AM Hong Kong, as well as Head of Hong Kong Funds and Institutional Business for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. In her role, Elisa oversees the overall asset management business in Hong Kong and leads the strategic development of client businesses across direct clients, financial intermediaries and institutions in the region.

Elisa is a member of the firm’s Asset Management Asia Operating Committee. She has been serving as Executive Committee member of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (HKIFA) since September 2017, and named Vice Chairman in February 2023, working in close partnership with industry peers and regulatory bodies to develop the fund management industry in Hong Kong.

An employee since 2006, Elisa began as a client advisor with the Hong Kong retail sales team. She took responsibility of the Hong Kong Intermediary business in 2015 and was later appointed as the Head of Hong Kong and China Funds business in 2017. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Elisa was a Market Risk Manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Elisa holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Imperial College, University of London and a Bachelor of Engineering (Information Engineering) degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Yoon Ng
Principal, Global Asset Management Advisory

With over a decade of experience in asset management research and consulting, Yoon has worked both in London and Singapore, most recently as Managing Director of Cerulli Associates. Yoon currently leads Broadridge’s APAC asset management advisory services to consult global asset managers on their product development and distribution plans. She is a leading commentator of industry trends and has initiated the firm’s dedicated coverage on China. Economist by training, Yoon graduated from Singapore Management University and spent her exchange semester in China's Nankai University. Outside of her tennis leagues, she enjoys triathlons and picking up new sports.

Olivier Portenseigne
Chief Executive Officer

Olivier Portenseigne was appointed CEO of FundsDLT in May 2020, when the company was incorporated. Prior to this Olivier led the development of FundsDLT project from its start in 2016, as a ground-breaking blockchain project initiated by the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and its former subsidiary Fundsquare. From 2013 to 2020, he was also the Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director of Fundsquare, the fund market infrastructure leader in data management and exchange. During his leadership, the company experienced high levels of growth and the launch of numerous new products and services. Olivier has more than 25 years of experience in the fund industry and he previously held various senior management positions related to shareholder services and distribution support activities at global asset servicing firms.

Julia Tay
Partner and Asia-Pacific Public Policy Leader

Based in Singapore, Julia is the EY Asia-Pacific Public Policy Leader, with close to 30 years of experience in audit, commerce and government. She supports EY member firms in about 30 countries with respect to public policy. This includes continuous engagement with regulators and key stakeholders with the aim of shaping public policies that enhances corporate governance for the public interest, including sustainability and ESG-related policy matters.

Julia is also an EY representative on the Global Public Policy Committee (GPPC) comprising the six largest networks of accounting firms. The GPPC is focused on professional matters of global scope such as the enhancement of quality in auditing and corporate reporting, including sustainability reporting. In this regard, Julia is leading the GPPC’s stakeholder engagement in Asia-Pacific.

Prior to joining EY, Julia spent over 7 years with Singapore’s Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), the national regulator of companies and public accountants, where she last served as Deputy Chief Executive. At ACRA, Julia was responsible for overseeing regulation of the accountancy profession, including licensing and inspections, discipline for professional misconduct, enforcement of auditing and accounting standards, and other policy matters.

Before joining ACRA in 2009, Julia spent 13 years as an auditor with KPMG Singapore and two years as the Group Vice-President of Corporate Finance & Treasury at a large public listed healthcare company in Singapore.

Philip Tso
vice chairman of HKIFA Pensions Sub-committee and
Head of Institutional Business, Asia Pacific, Allianz Global Investors Asia Pacific Limited

Philip Tso is Head of Institutional Business Asia Pacific, with Allianz Global Investors, based in Hong Kong. He joined the firm in 2017 and is responsible for guiding AllianzGI’s strategy in Asia Pacific in delivering the firm’s best-in-class investment advice and diverse solutions to institutional investors.

Philip has over 20 years of experience in investment consulting with a well-established network with institutional clients in the region. Before joining AllianzGI, he worked at Willis Towers Watson as Director, Head of Investments in Hong Kong and acted as a lead consultant for key pension, reserve and endowment funds and advised them on a full range of investment-related services and growth of their investment team.

He was also responsible for driving the business with clients in the Asia Pacific region.

Philip has a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) from the University of Manitoba, Canada, and a Master of Science in Investment Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has been a member of the Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee since 2013. He is also an Executive Committee member of Hong Kong Investment Funds Association and the Vice Chairman of its Pensions Sub-committee.

Gabriel Wilson-Otto
Head of Sustainable Investing Strategy
Fidelity International

Gabriel Wilson-Otto is the Head of Sustainable Investing Strategy at Fidelity International and based in Hong Kong.

Gabriel leads the global development of sustainable investment frameworks, policies, proprietary tools and product offerings. He works closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to support Fidelity’s sustainable investing ambition and develop solutions for clients.

Gabriel joined Fidelity in 2021 from BNP Paribas Asset Management where he was Global Head of Sustainability Research and had previously held the position of Head of Stewardship, Asia Pacific. Prior to BNPP AM, he was an Executive Director in Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research division and Head of GS SUSTAIN for Asia.

Gabriel holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics) and a Bachelor of Information Systems from the University of Melbourne. He is a CFA charter holder.

Anthony Wong
Director, Intermediaries Supervision, Intermediaries
Securities and Futures Commission

Anthony is a director of the Intermediaries Supervision Department. He is responsible for carrying out on-site inspections of firms for the purpose of identifying and managing risky firms and detecting misconduct. He is also responsible for policy formulation with a specific focus on asset management industry and sustainable finance initiative as well as sponsors, corporate finance advisors, bookbuilding and placing activities.

Prior to joining the SFC, Anthony worked at corporate finance and equity capital market teams of global investment banks. Anthony graduated from Carleton College with a B.A. in Economics. He also holds a JD/MBA double degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Eddy Wong
J.P. Morgan Asset Management China

Eddy Wong is the Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan Asset Management China since J.P. Morgan Asset Management was approved by CSRC as the sole shareholder and renamed former China International Fund Management (CIFM) in 2023. Previously, he was the CEO and board member of CIFM.

Eddy has over 20 years’ experience in financial industry and first joined J.P. Morgan Asset Management in 2005. In recent years, Eddy was named Head of Intermediary Business in 2013, Head of Funds Business, Hong Kong & Mainland in 2015, and appointed as managing director, Head of J.P. Morgan Asset Management Taiwan in 2017. He has also previously serviced in HSBC Global Asset Management, Standard Chartered Bank, Prudential Asset Management and other international renowned financial institutions.

Eddy obtained Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, Canada, with a major in Economics and a minor in East Asian Studies.

Elizabeth Wong
Director of Licensing and Head of Fintech unit, Intermediaries
Securities and Futures Commission

Ms. Elizabeth Wong is a Director of Licensing and Head of Fintech unit of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

Her work involves the formulation of the Commission’s policy on fintech matters and leading and supervising the licensing application approval process for virtual asset trading platforms, robo-advisers, virtual asset fund managers and traditional securities and asset management firms. Prior to taking up this role, Ms. Wong worked in the Investment Products Division and the Intermediaries Supervision Department and played a key role in Commission-wide policy initiatives including developing and enhancing Hong Kong as an international asset management centre and introducing guidelines for regulating the sale of investment products through online distribution and advisory platforms.

Ms. Wong practised as a banking and finance lawyer in Hong Kong prior to joining the Commission.

Sam Yu
co-chairman of HKIFA Regulatory Sub-committee and
Head of Compliance, Asia Pacific ex. Japan, Baring Asset Management (Asia) Limited

Sam Yu (over 20 years' industry experience) is the Head of Compliance, Asia Pacific ex-Japan of Baring Asset Management (Asia) Limited. Prior to joining Barings in 2015, Sam was the Head of Business AML/KYC Office, Asia, of JP Morgan Asset Management in Hong Kong.

Before joining JP Morgan in 2014, he was the Head of Legal & Compliance, Asia Pacific of GAM Hong Kong Limited for nine years and prior to GAM, he was the Head of Risk Management for the Royal Bank of Canada's wealth management business in Asia. He had also worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Lehman Brothers, Bankers Trust in Hong Kong and Deloitte & Touche in New York.

He is the co-chairman of Regulatory Subcommittee and a member of Executive Committee of Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (“HKIFA”) presently.

Sam is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and holds a BSc in Business Administration from Boston University, Massachusetts. He is based in Hong Kong.