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New guidelines issued earlier this year have reaffirmed the Central Government's commitment to opening up the financial services sector in the Greater Bay Area. The guidelines include a list of new measures aimed at liberalizing Mainland China's controls on foreign exchange and foreign currency remittance, to boost cross-border capital flows in the GBA.

The guidelines are expected to further promote financial opening-up and innovation, deepen the Mainland's financial cooperation with Hong Kong and Macao, enhance the role of the GBA in leading China's economic development, and provide strong financial support for building a dynamic and internationally competitive bay area and city cluster.

The Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) recently released a report on "Hong Kong's Unique Role in Enhancing Financial Connectivity in the GBA." The report contains recommendations on how Hong Kong can promote the further integration of financial services in the region, and those recommendations echo the policy measures proposed in the guidelines.

The Chamber is delighted to invite FSDC to share with members the key findings of their report and industry experts to share their insights into how Hong Kong can benefit and capture the new business opportunities arising from the latest development.

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.

Speaker(s) Rocky Tung, Head (Policy Research), Financial Services Development Council
Edward Lau, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, New World Development Co. Ltd
Jimmy Jim, Head of Global Markets, ICBC (Asia) Ltd
Josephine Kwan, Partner, PwC Hong Kong

Dr Rocky Tung, Head (Policy Research), Financial Services Development Council
Dr Rocky Tung is the Head of Policy Research for the Financial Services Development Council ("FSDC"). He leads the team responsible for conducting policy research and industry surveys for the formulation of proposals to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and financial regulators.

Mr Edward Lau, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, New World Development Co. Ltd
Mr Edward Fu Keung, Lau has 18 years of experience in corporate management, investment banking, consulting and accounting. Lau is Deputy Chief Financial Officer of New World Development Co. Ltd. (HKSE:17) leading Group's financial functions including Finance, Accounting, Treasury and Investor Relations. Before joining New World, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd. (HKSE:1638), a Chinese property developer with focus on Greater Bay Area. In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Lau was awarded "Best CFO – Buyside" in 2020 All-Asia Executive Team Leaders survey organized by Institutional Investor.

Lau held various senior banking positions with global investment banks prior to his CFO career. He managed structured credit investments in the Global Credit Trading group of Deutsche Bank. Edward had originated and executed 170+ equity and fixed income deals, with his last role as the Head of Equity Capital Markets, Greater China at Barclays Capital.

Lau received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance (with Distinction) and Master of Accounting (with Distinction) from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2001 and 2002 respectively. He is a U.S. (Delaware) Certified Public Accountant Certificate holder. Lau currently serves as a member of the Greater Bay Area Working Group under the Mainland Opportunities Committee ("MOC") of Financial Services Development Council ("FSDC"), HKSAR Government.

Dr Jimmy Jim, Head of Global Markets, ICBC (Asia) Ltd
Joining in 2014, Dr Jimmy Jim, CFA, is currently Head of Global Markets Department of ICBC (Asia). His professional teams manage investment portfolio for the Bank and provide clients with diversified financial market services including foreign exchange, interest rates derivatives, commodity and bonds. Jim has extensive experience in banking and financial industry and was appointed senior positions with many leading international banks. He has worked across Hong Kong, Tokyo and Australia with broad experience in trading and sales of precious metals, financial and debt capital market products, ALM and portfolio management.

Jim is a CFA Charter holder and a CPA (Aust). He holds a Doctor Degree of Business Administration from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a Master Degree of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was the President of CFA Society Hong Kong from 2010 to 2013 and is a member of Advisory Board in the current term. He is also a Member of the Executive Board and Fellow Member of Treasury Markets Association Hong Kong (TMA).

Ms Josephine Kwan, Partner, PwC Hong Kong
Ms Josephine Kwan is an audit partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong. She has more than 20 years of auditing and advisory experience, She specialised in asset and wealth management, advising clients including asset management houses, private equity funds, hedge funds and other industry players.

Kwan is responsible for a number of audits for large global and regional asset managers, private equity and venture capital funds. In addition to financial statement audits, Kwan has leveraged her extensive experience in advising clients on internal control, valuation, regulatory and compliance matters. In recent years Kwan has played a key role in leading a group of PwC experts to advise Chinese asset managers on their expansion in Hong Kong and overseas. She is the lead partner responsible for the private equity / venture capital funds audit business in Hong Kong as part of PwC's wider Private Equity Practice.

Kwan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She graduated with Honours as a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Language English
Date and Time 2020/10/09 11:00 to 12:15
Venue This event will take place online via ZOOM
Media Open to media
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