General Manager & Head of Trading, Global Markets
China CITIC Bank International
Bureau Chief, Asia
Blake Evans-Pritchard is bureau chief, Asia, for Risk.net based in Hong Kong. Before taking on his current role, he spent three years covering regulatory issues across Asia for Risk.net, including implementation of Basel III and other international standards in regional jurisdictions. Previously, he spent five years in Brussels writing about the European Union’s financial services sector and competition policy and a number of years as Africa editor for a news service covering post-conflict restitution around the world.
Group Risk Officer
Bipin PATEL, Group Risk Officer, HKEX (Joined in April 2019)
Japan Securities Clearing Corporation, JPX Group – senior risk advisor (2017-2019)
Deutsche Bank – senior risk consultant (2015-2017)
LCH Clearnet – head of risk, SwapClear listed rates (2014-2015), head of risk, exchanges (equities, commodities, listed rates) (2014), and quantitative risk manager, Forex Clear & Capital SME, LCH Group (2012-2014)
Barclays Capital – quantitative risk manager, global markets (prime services) (2011-2012)
GFT (Rule Financial) – principal consultant, derivatives and risk analytics (2009-2011)
Master of Science in Theoretical Physics (University of Pennsylvania, USA), Bachelor of Science in Physics with Honors (McGill University, Canada), Certificate in Quantitative Finance
Chief Investment Officer
Prudential Hong Kong
Benjamin is the Chief Investment Officer of Prudential HK and leads the investment operations of Prudential. He established Prudential’s investment team and is responsible for managing the company’s investment strategy and asset allocation. Under Benjamin’s leadership, the investment team derives and manages a range of global portfolios covering liquid and alternative assets. The team develops and manages multi asset hedging strategies, selects and oversees fund managers, provides direction to product development teams and supports distribution on investment‐related matters. Benjamin chairs Prudential’s Investment committee and is a member of the EXCO, ALCO, Product Steering and Risk committees.
Holding a qualification of Chartered Financial Analyst, Benjamin has over 20 years of experience in institutional investment including senior executive roles at a number of international financial institutions. Benjamin has been based in Hong Kong for over 15 years. Before joining Prudential, Benjamin was Chief Investment Officer for Hong Kong‐based Caravel Asset Management, which he established in partnership with a HK UHNW group. Prior to this Benjamin held senior investment positions at Ping An Asset Management, Caxton LLP, ABN Amroand HSBC.
Group General Manager, Chief Risk Officer, Asia Pacific
Mark McKeown is Group General Manager and Chief Risk Officer, Asia-Pacific of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. He has worked for HSBC Group for 40 years, starting his career with Midland Bank in his home city of Liverpool before moving to London in 1986. He has held senior roles across a range of Global Businesses and Functions. Mark moved to Hong Kong in 2010 as Head of Wholesale Credit & Market Risk and was appointed Chief Risk Officer, Asia-Pacific in January 2015. He serves on the boards of HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited and PT Bank Ekonomi Raharja, Tbk., Indonesia.
Chief Investment Offier, Asia Pacific & Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong
Jean-Louis Nakamura is the Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong for Lombard Odier group.
Jean-Louis joined Lombard Odier in March 2008 to head the executive board of the Paris office. In late 2008, he was transferred to Geneva as Head of Quantitative & Overlay Management Team. He was appointed Deputy Global CIO in June 2012 and CIO, Asia Pacific in January 2014.
Prior to joining Lombard Odier, Jean-Louis was CEO of the French Civil Service Pension Fund (ERAFP) after having spent five years as CIO of the French Pensions Reserve Fund (FRR). Previously, he was Head of International Forecast and Macro Analysis at Ministry of Economy & Finance, France from 2001-2003 and as a financial expert covering euro related issues and banking and insurance industry for the European Council from 1999-2001. Jean-Louis began his career in 1995 as an economist at the French Ministry of Finance.
Jean-Louis graduated from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in 1995 and from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in 1991.
CIO Of Quantitative Investments
Neuberger Berman Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited
Chief Finance and Risk Officer
APG Asset Management
Director, Head of Regulatory Policy, APAC
Director, Middle Office Product
HSBC Securities Services
Anthony has worked in financial services for 20 years, and joined HSBC in 2006 as an Equity Product Specialist. In 2011 he moved into the role of Senior Product Manager. His responsibilities in this role include global product strategy, regulation, operating model design and automation of valuation processes with a focus on Derivatives. Prior to joining HSBC Anthony was responsible for equity derivative product control at Dresdner Kleinwort in New York. Anthony also gained extensive experience in pricing, risk and middle office roles in brokerage firms and hedge funds while in New York. Anthony is currently based in Hong Kong focusing on derivative solutions covering valuation, collateral and middle office for clients across Asia.
Chief Investment Officer, Fund Manager
Robeco Chinese Equities Fund
Victoria Mio is co-Head Asia Pacific Equities and CIO China at Robeco.
She is the lead fund manager of the Chinese equities and Chinese A-Shares equities funds at Robeco. She has been part of the Hong Kong-based Asia-Pacific equities investment team since 2008. Prior to this, she spent 2 years in the emerging markets team in Robeco's head office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and in 2007 she started managing the Robeco Chinese Equities fund.
Victoria Mio holds various professional designations, such as Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Public Accountant (US) and a Financial Risk Manager.
Before joining Robeco in 2006, Victoria Mio worked for seven years in the US and five years in China and held senior positions in several financial institutions including JPMorgan Chase & Co, Asterion Capital LLC, and Banco Nacional Ultramarino SA. Victoria Mio started her career in 1992 and has over 20 years of experience in financial service industry.
Victoria Mio obtained an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Victoria Mio also holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Macau.
Chi Kit Chai
Head of Capital Markets and Chief Investment Officer
Ping An Asset Management (Hong Kong)
Mr. Chi Kit Chai has more than two decades of investment experience. He joined Ping An Asset Management (Hong Kong) as the Head of Capital Markets and CIO in 2017. He is in charge of all capital market investments including equities, fixed income, ETFs, quantitative/AI solutions, hedge funds and multi-asset strategies. Mr. Chai is also a member of the Executive Committee for Ping An Overseas Holdings, the global investment arm of Ping An Group.
Prior to joining Ping An, Mr. Chai worked for Teacher Retirement System of Texas, a large US pension fund with US$150 billion under management, for 21 years. He was the senior managing director and head of Internal Public Markets there. He also led a team of portfolio managers and analysts managing the US$23 billion Global Best Ideas Flagship fund. Chai was also on the Management Committee and Investment Committee which approved all investments in private equity, real estate, hedge funds, external managers, co-investments and direct investments.
Mr. Chai matriculated in the economics Ph.D program at the University of Texas at Austin. He wrote his graduate thesis under the late Dr. Walt W. Rostow, National Security Advisor to President Johnson. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Virginia Tech, a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University as a Dean’s Scholar and a Master of Arts in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Chai is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Chief Risk Officer Greater China
Chief Representative, Asia-Pacific
International Capital Markets Association (ICMA)
Mushtaq Kapasi is ICMA’s Chief Representative for the Asia-Pacific region. He has been based in Hong Kong since 2002, engaged in senior strategy, capital market and legal roles covering the region at international banks active in Asia. He has worked as a lawyer in debt capital markets and derivatives, a structurer in equities and fixed income, a manager of complex trades with regulatory and accounting considerations, and an adviser to top executives on emerging market strategy. He has also served as a consultant on financial structures of renewable energy projects in frontier markets. He is a member of the New York State Bar, and studied mathematics at the University of Texas and law at Yale University.