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Plans for the rollout of the Wealth Management Connect Scheme were unveiled last June. Since then, regulators from Hong Kong, Macau and the Mainland have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding in February 2021 and, with that, Hong Kong is now one step closer to the launch of the much-anticipated cross-border investment initiative.

Although details for the Wealth Management Connect Scheme have yet to be fleshed out, the Memorandum serves as a significant milestone in laying out a roadmap for such aspects as the design and distribution of wealth management products in the Greater Bay region, as well as a common regulatory framework for investor protection, and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures.

What will be the outlook for Hong Kong's financial services industry following the implementation of the Wealth Management Connect Scheme and what have businesses been doing to gear up for this new chapter of cross-border financial connectivity?

Join us on 23 April, when a distinguished line-up of speakers will discuss the opportunities and challenges arising from the implementation of the Wealth Management Connect Scheme. They will also discuss the Scheme's implications for Hong Kong as a regional financial hub and its role in the Greater Bay Area.

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DISCLAIMER
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)

Moderator:

Ms Agnes Chan

Chairman, Financial and Treasury Services Committee, HKGCC

Ms Chan oversees all aspects of business operations of EY in Hong Kong and Macau. With more than three decades of experience in providing tax and business advisory services to a broad range of local and multinational corporations and organizations, Ms Chan's clientele is spread across industries.

As a prominent business leader, Ms Chan is a keen advocate of Hong Kong as an international financial center. She has helped clients with their cross-border business and investment, supporting them in exploring new markets and refining their operations in the region.

Ms Chan also actively participates in public service through a variety of roles, including as a member of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission, a member of the Hong Kong SAR Government's Advisory Panel on BEPS 2.0, a member of the Inland Revenue Department's Users' Committee, and a member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce's General Committee.

Keynote speaker:

Mr Donald Chen

Senior Advisor (External), Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Donald Chen joined the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in April 2020 as Senior Advisor in the External Department and took up the responsibility in December  2020  for  the  development of renminbi business in Hong Kong, as well  as  liaison with Mainland authorities and international organisations such as IMF. Before joining the HKMA, Mr Chen was an Administrative Officer in  the Hong Kong SAR Government and had worked in different policy bureaux and departments on policy formulation and administration.
 

Panelists:

Mr Greg Hingston

Regional Head of Wealth and Personal Banking, Asia Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited 

Greg Hingston was appointed Regional Head of Wealth and Personal Banking, Asia Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in April 2020 and is responsible for HSBC’s full range of Wealth and Personal Banking activities across the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Hingston was the Head of Wealth and Personal Banking, Hong Kong from 2016-2020. He was also a Director of HSBC Broking Services (Asia) Limited, HSBC Insurance (Asia) Limited, HSBC Life (International) Limited and EPS Company (Hong Kong) Limited.

Mr. Hingston joined HSBC in 2006, and has held a number of leadership positions in Asia, Europe and North America, including Head of Retail Banking in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and RBWM Head of International, Europe, HSBC, Global Head of Strategy, RBWM and Head of Strategy & Planning, Asia Pacific and North America.

Mr Hingston is an accomplished business and people leader, with wide experience across multiple locations and cultures. Prior to joining HSBC, he worked for Prudential Corporation Asia (PCA) in a number of commercial and strategic roles, with responsibility for strategy and business development across the Asian Life Insurance and Asset Management businesses. Mr Hingston began his career with Kingfisher plc, initially based in the UK and then as part of Kingfisher Asia Pacific Limited based in Hong Kong.

Ms Angel Ng

Chief Executive Officer, Citi Hong Kong and Macau

Angel Ng is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Citi Hong Kong and Macau.  She was appointed to this position in May 2018 to oversee all the businesses across the Citi franchise in the two markets.

Prior to assuming the CEO role, Angel was the Chief Executive for Citi’s consumer banking operations in Hong Kong.  Other senior positions she has previously held include Head of Retail Banking, Head of Wealth Management, and Head of Credit Cards.  Angel joined Citi Hong Kong in 1998.

Angel currently serves as a board or committee member of the following organizations: Financial Infrastructure and Market Development Sub-Committee under the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee; Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation; Council of the Treasury Markets Association; Financial & Treasury Services Committee of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce; Corporate Advisory Council of The Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute; Financial Education Coordination Committee under the Investor and Financial Education Council; Insurance and Financial Services Industry Consultative Network under the Employees Retraining Board; Council of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (Vice President).  Angel is also a member of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance.

 

Ms Sally Wong

Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Investment Funds Association

Sally Wong is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association, which is a non-profit-making organization that represents the asset management industry in Hong Kong. She represents the industry in liaising with the authorities, legislators, media and other stakeholder groups to discuss issues that have implications to the Hong Kong mutual fund market and the Mandatory Provident Fund ("MPF") Schemes market. She also takes an active role in investor education and research initiatives.

Sally is a member of the 8th Steering Committee on ChinaBond Indices Experts of the China Central Depository and Clearing Co., Ltd. and a core member of the China Ageing Finance Forum 50. She is a Vice President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association ("HKGFA") and is the Co-chair of ESG Disclosure and Integration Working Group under HKGFA. She sits on the SFC Committee on Real Estate Investment Trusts, the SFC Public Shareholders Group, MPF Guidelines Committee and the Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee.

Language English
Date and Time 2021/04/23 15:30 to 16:45
Venue Online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Stephanie Kwan
Tel: 28231246
Email: stephanie@chamber.org.hk
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
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This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
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