Keeping Up with an Evolving Macroeconomic Outlook and Risk Landscape
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29 July 2020 (Wednesday), 4:30pm - 5:30pm (Hong Kong Time)  
HKIB CPD Hour : 1 hour

The impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic on the global markets and the world's economy is difficult to assess and the situation is still rapidly evolving. Another focal point is the re-emerging trade tensions between China and the US, and the resultant rising collateral damage on the regional economies.

To shelter the economy from the impact of these systemic factors, credit standards were relaxed, interest rates were slashed to near zero, and global central banks also joined in to ease the flow of dollars around the world. However, there are growing concerns that monetary policy will soon reach its limits and further easing may exacerbate risks as the ample liquidity conditions will lead to the underpricing of risks. Besides, a decline of credit quality across customer segments poses additional challenges.

As a result, banks are facing significant challenges in capital and risk management, across credit risk, capital, market risk, and liquidity risk, under the unexpected stressed market conditions.

In this lively online discussion, the speakers will reflect on the economic impact of this unprecedented scenario and the outlook of the global and regional economies in the post COVID-19 era. Our experts will also examine the immediate issues that banks are facing on financial risk and provide advice on how to enhance the effectiveness and agility of the existing risk management frameworks.


CHOW Hung Lai, Nathan
Senior Vice President, Senior Economist, Group Research
DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

Mr Nathan Chow is DBS Bank’s Senior Economist and he joined us in May 2011.

Mr Chow is responsible for monitoring the market development of offshore RMB businesses and the macroeconomic conditions in Greater China. He conducts economic/ investment seminars on a regular basis for the public and internal staff across Asia, spanning from Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei to Shanghai and Beijing. Mr Chow also provides training for internal staff with an aim to support sales programmes. As a guest speaker, he delivers lectures for postgraduates on MBA courses at the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Prior to joining DBS Bank, Mr Chow had stayed with China International Capital Corporation Limited, China Investment Corporation and Hong Kong Monetary Authority as economist and analyst. Mr Chow’s expertise focuses on macroeconomics and financial market research.

Mr Chow speaks regularly to the electronic media such as Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, TVB, NowTV, and Cable TV and various print media, like Financial Times, Asiamoney, and China Daily providing his professional insights on finance and economics.

Mr Chow also speaks on economic forums and conferences, such as those convened by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing and Treasury Markets Association.

Mr Chow holds a Bachelor and a Master degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University.

Director Risk and Finance APAC

Sam Mukhopadhyay is the Director, Risk and Finance, Asia Pacific at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, responsible for an integrated set of solutions in Finance, Risk and Regulatory Compliance. In this role, he owns the Wolters Kluwer’s value proposition, advising customers and partners on both compliance imperatives and performance improvement. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Sam was the Risk & Compliance Solutions Executive for IBM in Asia Pacific. Over the years, he has worked with financial institutions of diverse business, size and sophistication.

Sam interacts with a wide range of market participants as a thought leader and has addressed and moderated panel discussions at banking and finance forums including IDC Financial Services Congress, FST Media Risk Roundtables, Asia Financial Compliance Summit, and the likewise.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, and an MBA from IIM Bangalore.

Who Should Attend?

C-Suite executives, risk management professionals, finance managers and banking practitioners who need to understand risk management challenges and strategy. (Priority enrolment for HKIB Professional Members of relevant job scopes)

Registration is FREE, but subject to approval. Please register online or send an email to We will send you a personalised link to join the webinar should the registration is successful.

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