The China Finance Forum, as with previous editions of the Luxembourg Renminbi Forum, will bring to Luxembourg the best experts and practitioners on financial services in relation to China.
Topics covered include: recent economic developments in China, China’s green finance revolution, China's fintech and innovation boom, channels to access China’s capital markets, China's opening up and diversification of the Chinese financial industry, and Chinese outbound investments in the EU.
The event is free of charge and will be held in English.
This event is organised by Luxembourg for Finance.
Master of Ceremony: Judith Bogner, Independent journalist
9.00 WELCOME REMARKS
Nicolas Mackel, CEO, Luxembourg for Finance
9.05 KEYNOTE SPEECH
HE Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance, Luxembourg
9.25 KEYNOTE SPEECH
Dr. Zhou Xiaochuan, Vice Chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia, Beijing (tbc)
9.45 THE CHINESE ECONOMY: PATHWAYS FORWARD IN TURBULENT TIMES
China’s economy continues to navigate the complex transition from export-driven to consumer-led. It does so in an increasingly complex international environment, with an ongoing trade war with the US and greater pushback against the involvement of Chinese companies in key sectors. What impact will this have on its future development?
- Frédéric Neumann, Managing Director and Co-Head, Asian Economic Research, HSBC, Hong Kong
- Andreas Schaal, Director of Global Relations, OECD, Paris
- Dr. Cao Yuanzheng, Chief Economist, Bank of China, Beijing
- Dr. Max Zenglein, Senior Economist, Merics, Berlin
- Moderated by Judith Bogner, Independent journalist
10.30 KEYNOTE SPEECH
Dr. Ma Jun, Director, Center for Finance and Development, Tsinghua University, Beijing (tbc)
11.00 CHINA’S GREEN FINANCE REVOLUTION
China is rapidly transitioning from the factory of the world to being a global pioneer in sustainable energy and green finance. How can Europe and China work together to drive investment in ESG?
- Julie Becker, Member of the Executive Committee, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
- Esther Law, Senior Investment Manager in Emerging Market Debt, Amundi, London
- Aldo Romani, Deputy Head of Funding, Euro, European Investment Bank
- Kong Wei, Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Shanghai
- Moderated by James Kynge, Editor Emerging markets and associate editor, Financial Times, London (tbc)
11.45 CHINA’S TECH BOOM
China is rapidly emerging as a global leader in ntech, driven by a combination of mobile and internet-based nance innovations, and a deepening understanding of big data and AI techniques. How are these innovations shaping financial services in China, and what can we learn from them in Europe?
- Justin Liu, Vice President, Overseas Markets, CreditEase, Beijing
- Yimei Wenyang, Head of Ecommerce Channel Partnerships, Ant Financial (tbc)
- Speaker tbc, China Construction Bank, Beijing
- Moderated by Nasir Zubairi, CEO, The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (The LHoFT)
12.30 NETWORKING LUNCH
14.00 BUILDING BRIDGES: ACCESS CHANNELS TO CHINA’S CAPITAL MARKETS
The opening up of China’s capital markets has resulted in a raft of modes of access. What is the role of the RQFII scheme in 2019? How have the Hong Kong bond and stock connect programmes driven foreign investment? What does the increasing relaxation of rules around wholly owned foreign enterprises in China mean for international financial organisations?
- Tony Chao, Head of Securities Services Greater China, Deutsche Bank, Shanghai
- Echo Jiang, Head of Cross-Border Settlement Center, China Central Depository & Clearing (CCDC), Shanghai
- Bing Li, Managing Director, ICBC Asset Management (Global), Hong Kong
- John Xu, Corporate Partner, Linklaters, Shanghai
- Moderated by Marc-André Bechet, Director Legal & Tax, Association Luxembourgeoise des Fonds d’Investissement (ALFI)
14.45 ARE THE NEXT FRONTIERS IN CHINA OPENING UP?
With China’s society becoming ever more diverse, and its financial system more complex and faceted, who are the new investor groups driving the globalisation of the Chinese financial industry? What role could international players take on with the rise of a private pension industry in China? How can the Chinese buy-side hedge its concentration risk through international diversification?
- Eric Bruce, Client Director APAC & China, Aberdeen Standards Investments, London
- Luke Mackowski, Product Director, Investec Asset Management, London
- Desiree Wang, Managing Director, China Country Head, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Hong Kong
- Alexandre Werno, Head of Strategic Partnerships and JVs, Asia Paci c, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Hong Kong
- Moderated by Owen Walker, Deputy Editor, FT Fund Management, Financial Times, London
15.30 OUTBOUND CHINESE INVESTMENTS–WHAT’S THE FORECAST?
While Chinese outbound investment in the EU has declined from its 2016 peak, sectors targeted are becoming increasingly diverse and investment techniques more nuanced. How will this picture develop in the coming years? How will Chinese UNHWIs and Family Offices be able to deploy their capital in relevant investments overseas in the future? What role will the One Belt, One Road initiative play?
- Jing Li, Managing Director of Overseas Investment, Legend Investment (Europe), Zurich
- Monita Mo, CEO, Ascend Capital Partners, Beijing (tbc)Speaker tbc, China Everbright Bank
- Moderated by Stéphane Karolczuk, Partner, Head of Hong Kong office, Arendt & Medernach
16.15 CLOSING REMARKS
Nicolas Mackel, CEO, Luxembourg for Finance
Cercle Cité Luxembourg
2 Rue Genistre,
8 OCT 2019 to 8 OCT 2019
Starting time: 9:00