Speakers 2020

Speakers

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Binay Chandgothia

Managing director and portfolio manager

Principal Portfolio Strategies

Binay is a Hong-Kong based Portfolio Manager for Principal Portfolio Strategies, an investment boutique within Principal Global Investors. His entire career spanning 26 years has been in portfolio management, encompassing asset allocation, fixed income, and equities. Prior to his current role, he served as Chief Investment Officer for Principal Global Investors (Hong Kong) and Principal Asset Management (Asia) where he was responsible for overseeing investments in the Hong Kong region. He joined the Principal Financial Group in 2000 in India and was the Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Principal's Indian Mutual Fund operations before relocating to Hong Kong in 2005. Prior to that, he spent 7 years in various portfolio management roles with India's largest banking group, State Bank of India. Binay has a post-graduate diploma in business management, equivalent to an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management and a bachelor's degree in commerce from St. Xavier's College. He holds a Financial Risk Manager certification from the Global Association of Risk Professionals and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Sanjay Mathur

Chief economist for South-east Asia and India

ANZ

Sanjay Mathur joined ANZ as the Chief Economist for South East Asia and India in 2017. Prior to joining, Sanjay was the Head of Economics Research (Asia ex-Japan) where he led research teams across economics, foreign exchange, rates and credit. Prior to this he held senior economic roles at Barclays and UBS.


Sanjay has an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and a Masters in Economics and Finance from the University of Rochester, New York

Iris Pang

Chief Economist, Greater China

ING Bank

Iris Pang joined ING in June 2017 as economist for Greater China. She is responsible for research on the macro-economic and industry trends in the Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Research reports from Iris are shared with ING clients on a regular basis. She is also often interviewed by the media and invited to contribute regular commentary.  

Before joining ING, Iris held a similar position at Natixis between January 2016 and June 2017. Prior to that, she was with OCBC Wing Hang Bank in a similar role for almost a decade.

Iris holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Masters in Commerce (first class honours) from the University of Auckland, and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of New South Wales.

Iris was an instructor at the Summer School for Applied Econometric of HKUST and taught distance learning programme on Modern China Economy at the Open University of Hong Kong.

Kevin Tse

COO & Head of Trading

Ortus Capital Management

Mr. Tse joined Ortus Capital in April 2006 in Trading & Liquidity Management – A global macro manager that manages over 700m USD. He is the COO and chairs the Operating Committee. He is responsible for Ortus’ trade execution, technology/broker selection, investor/sell side relations and risk management. Mr. Tse received his B.Sc. (Hon) in Mathematics in 2002 from Warwick University (UK).

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Binay Chandgothia

Managing director and portfolio manager

Principal Portfolio Strategies

Binay is a Hong-Kong based Portfolio Manager for Principal Portfolio Strategies, an investment boutique within Principal Global Investors. His entire career spanning 26 years has been in portfolio management, encompassing asset allocation, fixed income, and equities. Prior to his current role, he served as Chief Investment Officer for Principal Global Investors (Hong Kong) and Principal Asset Management (Asia) where he was responsible for overseeing investments in the Hong Kong region. He joined the Principal Financial Group in 2000 in India and was the Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Principal's Indian Mutual Fund operations before relocating to Hong Kong in 2005. Prior to that, he spent 7 years in various portfolio management roles with India's largest banking group, State Bank of India. Binay has a post-graduate diploma in business management, equivalent to an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management and a bachelor's degree in commerce from St. Xavier's College. He holds a Financial Risk Manager certification from the Global Association of Risk Professionals and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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Eva Chen

Head of eFX trading, global markets

Bank of China (HK)

Eva is the head of eFX trading at Bank of China (HK) Ltd. Eva is responsible for setting the strategic vision and drive innovative electronic trading development. Her team also looks after the CNH Futures business.

Prior to joining Bank of China (HK) Ltd in 2016, Eva was with RBS where she was the e-commerce salesperson covering North East Asia across all client sectors. Before that, Eva was with HSBC where she started her career in the banking industry.

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Li Cui

Chief Economist, Managing Director, and Head of Macro Research

CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK INTERNATIONAL

Li Cui is the Chief Economist, Managing Director, and Head of Macro Research at China Construction Bank International, responsible for the investment bank’s macroeconomic assessment, thematic views, and asset allocation ideas. She was formerly a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where she led the bank’s macroeconomic research on China. Prior to that she led/conducted China macro research at Royal Bank of Scotland, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and IMF. Her research has been frequently quoted in policy publications, market reports, and media. Li has also built extensive networks in financial markets, policy institutions, and academia, both in China and overseas.

She holds a B.A. from People’s University of China and M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University.

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Christopher Emslie

Asia Regional Treasurer

General Mills

Chris has held various financial positions in South Africa since 1997 after having completed his articles at a small Audit and Accounting firm in Johannesburg. He has been involved in various companies in the financial sphere including Transport & Freight, Security and IT. He joined ABB in 2008 first as a SAP consultant for their ERP implementation, then as their Country Credit Manager and then finally as their first Country Treasurer looking after South Africa as well as Southern Africa with all their treasury concerns and establishing the first ABB treasury operation in Southern Africa and spent 3 years in Singapore as their Country Treasurer. He is currently the new Asia Regional Treasurer for General Mills, responsible for all Treasury operations in Asia. He holds a B Compt Honors degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa.

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Gary Sum

Chairman

Swiss Capital Group

The Honorable Gary Sum is a 25-year distinguished Princely Advisor, Sovereign wealth investment banker, Royal family office, Swiss banker, MNC executive leadership, Honorary Consul candidacy, CODA Award chairman, frequent awards recipient, conference chair and keynote speaker.

The Group holds WFOEs, financial holdings, private equities, publicly listed companies and subsidiaries including East, Central, Qianhai and Big Bay Area in China; international branches in Singapore, Sydney, San Francisco, London, Dublin, Paris, Panama, Cambodia, Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, totalling USD 300 Billion asset ownership with strong exposure in forex, cash equivalents and cryptos.

The Group’s blockchain flagship Swiss Capital FinTech Link Ltd. launched The Holy Grail of Blockchain - World’s first multibillion dollar scale gold standard cryptocurrency “SC GEM” (scgem.digital) and crypto central bank “SC GOD” (scgod.digital) for listing traditional, financial and crypto businesses and assets that shall nurture a trillions worth cryptomoney supply, liquidity provision, sectoral integration with priority in CNH peg, ASEAN, LATAM and AFRICA crypto-central banking ecosystem. The Group is here for good of all mankind.