Julia Leung

Deputy Chief Executive Officer


Ms Leung is a member of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). She is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director with responsibility for the Intermediaries Division, which comprises the Intermediaries Supervision and Licensing departments. That Division is primarily responsible for administering licensing requirements and conducting ongoing supervision of licensed corporations with a focus on their business conduct and financial soundness. Ms Leung was Executive Director responsible for the Investment Products Division from March 2015 to mid-June 2016.

Prior to joining the SFC, Ms Leung was the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury from August 2008 to December 2013. Before that, she worked with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) for 14 years, spending the last eight years as the Executive Director responsible for establishing offshore renminbi business development, financial cooperation with Mainland and other international regulators.

Justin Chan

Co-Head of Markets, Asia-Pacific


Justin Chan

Co-Head of Markets, Asia-Pacific


Justin Chan is Co-head of Markets for Asia-Pacific at HSBC, based in Hong Kong. He shares leadership of the Bank’s sales and trading businesses in the region, encompassing Rates, Foreign Exchange, Credit, Equities and Research, and also oversees Balance Sheet Management in Hong Kong.

Mr Chan is also at the forefront of HSBC’s efforts to champion the internationalisation of the renminbi through product innovation, regulatory dialogue and advocacy.

Since joining HSBC in 1986 in Hong Kong, Mr Chan has held various responsibilities, including in corporate sales, money markets and interest rates and foreign exchange trading. He left for Australia for two years before re-joining the Group in 1998 to run the Hong Kong dollar trading business, where he has built a strong franchise.

Mr Chan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He is an Executive Board Member and the Chairman of the Market Development Committee of the Treasury Markets Association in Hong Kong and a member of the China Development Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers.

Mr Chan graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He also obtained a Master’s degree in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Australia.

Kathy Chan

Senior Vice President, OTC & FIC Business Development

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Ms Kathy Chan is a Senior Vice President in OTC & FIC Business Development at HKEX. With over 20 years of experience in banking and Global Markets business, prior to her current role, Kathy joint from HSBC where she was Head of RMB Business Development Asia Pacific at HSBC Global Markets, served in a number of leading roles spearheading new businesses that supported the expansion of HSBC’s Global Markets trading and sales franchise in mainland China and cross-border opportunities. She played a key role in securing HSBC’s leading position in RMB internationalisation.

Prior to HSBC, Kathy worked for JPMorgan in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Japan and Singapore.

Sim Ee Cheah

Executive Director of Asia Pacific Equity Derivatives Structuring


Sim Ee Cheah is an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Asia-Pacific Equity Derivatives Structuring team, and is based in Hong Kong. Her team is responsible for the development of investor products including Investable Indices; structuring of bespoke transactions linked to flow and exotic equity products and managed investments.

Sim Ee joined J.P. Morgan from Credit Suisse in 2015. She has 14 years of experiences in equities derivatives and cross asset investible indices, during which she has held the roles in sales, structuring, trading and quantitative modelling.

Sim Ee received her B.A., M.A., M.Eng in Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Cambridge, and also earned the FRM designation.

Mona Chung

Head of ETF and Cross Asset

Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd

Ms Mona Chung joined Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd in May 2017. She is an investment veteran with over 16 years of fund management experience. Apart from formulating investment strategy, Mona focuses on managing public and private funds involving multi-asset classes.

Prior to joining Ping An, she was Assistant General Manager at Anbang Asset Management (Hong Kong) Co. Limited where she led a team of portfolio managers and analysts in managing QDII investments. Before then, she was CIO at CIFM Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited. She is experienced on managing billions USD of public funds and special accounts, which 3-5% above benchmark performance. She was also responsible for managing private equity fund, as well as equity, fix income, futures and ETFs with profession. Also, Mona holds a Masters of Arts in Economics from University of Toronto and an MBA degree from University of Oxford. She is also a CFA charter holder.

Aileen Chuang

Reporter, Risk Management desk


Aileen Chuang is a Hong Kong-based reporter on the risk management desk for Risk.net. She has worked as a journalist for publications in the United States and Taiwan, covering businesses and politics. Aileen holds a Master of Science degree in journalism from the Northwestern University.

Sylvie Davidson

Managing Director, Senior Advisor GRC


Sylvie Davidson is a Managing Director and Senior Advisor GRC for UBS Asia Pacific. Sylvie has worked in Asia since 1994 and has over 28 years’ experience in the industry. Prior to joining UBS she was COO of Barclays in Asia Pacific for Equities, supporting the business in achieving its strategic goals at a regional and divisional level. Before Barclays Sylvie held senior roles at Standard Chartered Bank and Merrill Lynch. Sylvie has extensive experience in trading, sales, structuring, risk management and project management.

Chris Davis

Derivatives Reporter


Blake Evans-Pritchard

Bureau Chief, Asia

Asia Risk

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.

Huang Jian

Senior Director

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Jian is the Head of Products, China at S&P Global Market Intelligence and is responsible for establishing the company’s franchise in the Chinese domestic market.Before joining S&P Global, Jian was a Global Product Manager at MSCI in charge of defining and executing the product roadmap of RiskMetrics, the flagship MSCI market risk management tool. Prior to that, Jian was a Senior Investment Risk Manager at GLG Partners/Man Group, a large hedge fund based in London.

Daniel Jim

Investment Director

FinEX Asia

26-year veteran in the asset management industry, Daniel started his career in Europe with Nomura International and was instrumental in the first ever Chinese equity investments of major European institutions. Daniel subsequently founded Tripod Management in 1999, focusing in alternative investment strategies. Over the years, Daniel has established himself as one of the pioneers in hedge fund investing in Asia, allocated to over 100 hedge funds globally. Daniel earned his Bachelor and Master degrees at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy respectively upon graduating from St. Joseph’s College in Hong Kong.

Vivid Lam

APAC Head of Operational Risk

Bank of New York Mellon

Vivid is the APAC Head of Operational Risk at BNY Mellon. Apart from the oversight of operational risks and business continuity in the region, she is also responsible for the country/branch risk management for the APAC branches and rep offices. In addition, Vivid is the branch risk manager of the Hong Kong branch, responsible for all risk management activities including credit, market, operational as well as liquidity risk.

Before joining BNYM, Vivid has worked in a number of risk, compliance and audit roles in the financial industry. She received her MBA from the University of Oxford. She also holds a master degree in Professional Accounting and an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering.

Eddie Lau

CIO & Deputy CEO


Eddie Lau has 17 years of investment management experience in Asia and North America. He joined Rongtong Global Investment as Chief Investment Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 2018 to lead the international investment activities in equities, fixed income, external multi-managers and China cross-border solutions.

Eddie started his career as a convertible bond trader with UBS in the US in 2002. From 2006, he managed multi-asset absolute-return portfolios at Elliott Advisors and Merrill Lynch Global Proprietary Trading Group respectively. From 2010, Eddie co-found PCA Investment and Harmony Advisors where he managed absolute-return portfolios and global multi-asset portfolios respectively as a senior portfolio manager. Eddie graduated from the University of Chicago with BA in Economics with Honours in 2002.

Grace Lau

Executive Director, Risk and Compliance Department

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Ms Grace Lau was appointed to the present position in January 2015 with responsibilities for overseeing the investment risks and other risk-generating activities across the HKMA. Ms Lau joined the HKMA as Manager in 1994 and was promoted to the Division Head in 2000. She worked in various functional areas of the HKMA including monetary policy, economic and market research, market systems policy, banking development and securities enforcement. Ms Lau has two Master degrees, one in Economics from the University of Hong Kong and the other in Investment Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is a Certified Financial Risk Manager of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

Dennis Leung

Director of Presales

SAS Hong Kong

Dennis Leung is Director of Presales for SAS Hong Kong. He leads a team of presales specialising in different areas of analytical expertise and industrial practice.

An industry veteran for over 30 years and has experience on software development, consultant, presales and sales in various Fortune 500 companies. Dennis’ specialty in analytics is Real Time Predication Engineering Structure Dynamics and Case Base Reasoning.

Prior to joining SAS, Dennis served various senior roles in Oracle including GM Application Sales of Oracle Hong Kong and GM Applications Channel for Oracle APAC.  

Dennis holds a degree in Engineering and PhD in Structural Dynamics from UCL, London University UK.   

Kate Lin

Reporter, Asset Management desk


Kate Lin is a Hong Kong-based reporter on the asset management desk at Risk.net, covering systematic investment, risk management and regulation affecting the buy side.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Louis Lu

Fund Manager, Head of Quantitative and Alternative Investment Department

CSOP Asset Management

Mr Lu is currently the head of Quantitative and Alternative Investment Department at CSOP and manages the firm’s equity funds. He has more than eleven years of investment management and trading experience. Mr Lu's views are frequently featured in industry periodicals and the press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Reuters and Bloomberg. Mr Lu earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance at Tsinghua University. He also holds the designation of CFA.

Laura Lui

Partner & Co-CIO

Premia Partners Company Limited

Prior to joining Premia Partners, Laura led the Index & Quant Investment team at ICBC Credit Suisse International. Before that, Laura was the Head of ETF & Index team at Mirae Asset. Laura has also gained extensive trading experience from her previous roles with RBS and JPMorgan. 

Laura has an Honours BSc degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Toronto, and a MS degree in Global Finance from NYU and HKUST

Priscilla Luk

Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific, Global Research & Design


Priscilla Luk serves as Managing Director of Global Research & Design, at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). She is responsible for the conceptualization and design of new indices using a combination of analytical, commercial, and regulatory considerations. Priscilla also regularly publishes research on new and existing products, and represents S&P DJI at media engagements, conferences, and other client events.

Prior to joining S&P DJI in 2012, Priscilla spent over ten years in equity research providing analysis on asset allocation and equity investment strategies. Previously, Priscilla was an Asian equity strategist with Deutsche Bank AG and also served as a partner and the director of research at First Horse Capital, a global equity hedge fund management company. Prior to this, Priscilla worked as global and Asian strategist at Mirae Asset Securities.

Priscilla also worked as a global equity strategist and Asian equity strategist at Citigroup Global Markets. She joined Citigroup from CLSA Asia Pacific Markets where she was a quantitative research analyst. Priscilla started her career in the quantitative research division at Credit Suisse in 2001.
Priscilla graduated with a B.Sc. in Quantitative Finance from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Urszula McCormack


King & Wood Mallesons

Urszula McCormack is one of Asia’s leading blockchain and financial regulatory lawyers, with a focus on emerging technologies and financial crime. In 2018, she was recognised as a Financial Times Top 10 Legal Innovator of the Year.

Urszula advises global banks, custodians, regulators, multilaterals, virtual asset issuers, new DLT developers, payment providers, market makers, asset managers and other innovators on new products, compliance and licensing. In the financial crime arena, Urszula advises on digital identity, KYC utilities, AML/CTF and sanctions. 

Across the spectrum, Urszula advises on privacy regulation, digital transformation and algorithmic design. 

Urszula is a member of the SFC Fintech Advisory Group, Co-Chair of the Fintech Association Policy & Advocacy Committee and a member of the ASIFMA Fintech Working Group and Global Digital Finance KYC Working Group. She is admitted in Australia, England & Wales and Hong Kong, and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist with ACAMS.

Maggie Ng

Founder and Chief Risk Officer

FinEX Asia Investment Limited

Maggie has close to 20 years of banking experience and held various senior positions in both business and risk management at Citibank. In 2017, she co-founded FinEX Asia, the first global fintech marketplace connecting Asian investors with global high quality and low volatility asset classes. Maggie most recently served as the Asia and EMEA Head of Unsecured Lending at Citibank N.A. Prior to that, she headed credit card and unsecured lending businesses at Citibank Hong Kong. In addition to a broad geographic business experience, Maggie also gained extensive risk management knowledge as Chief Risk Officer for Citibank Hong Kong. Prior to Citibank, Maggie held senior positions at Ernst & Young (Australia) and Broken Hill Proprietary (HK) Ltd.

Keith Noyes

Former Regional Director, Asia Pacific

International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Keith Noyes is the former Regional Director, Asia Pacific at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), Inc.

Mr Noyes is based in Hong Kong and from October 2007 to May 2019 headed ISDA’s offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. One of his areas of interest is extraterritoriality and global regulatory conflict, subjects on which has published several articles and made numerous presentations.

Mr Noyes served as an invited industry consultant in the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Product Advisory Committee and an invited external consultant reviewing the OTC Clearing Syllabus for the Hong Kong Securities Institute. Mr Noyes was the co-chair of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority/Treasury Markets Association working group on Hong Kong clearing and member of the committee on benchmark reform.

Mr Noyes joined ISDA in October 2007. He is fluent in Mandarin and English. He is a pioneer in the Asian derivatives markets, setting up Merrill Lynch’s equity derivatives desk in Hong Kong in 1992. Over the past two decades he has worked in Asia for such firms as Taiwan Securities, Bear Stearns Asia Limited and S.G. Warburg.

Mr Noyes holds an MBA degree from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, an AB from Dartmouth College and spent a year on a Reynolds Scholarship studying Chinese economic reform at Beijing University.

Stephen Pau

Chief Investment Officer

Hefeng Family Office

Stephen has an MSc in Actuarial Science from Cass Business School in the UK, and is a Chartered Statistician and a Chartered Scientist. He has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, having worked in multi-family office, asset management firm, insurance company, corporate reserve fund and brokerage.

Stephen is currently the Chief Investment Officer at Hefeng Family Office. Before Hefeng, he held financial positions in various institutions, including senior portfolio manager at Veco Invest (Asia) Limited; managing multi-manager portfolios at The Hong Kong Jockey Club, the largest institutional investors in the Asia Pacific region; at the quantitative micro-strategy team with Deutsche Bank, ranked one of the top three research teams in the Quantitative / Derivative Category by Institutional Investors; a portfolio analysis specialist with JP Morgan Asset Management in the UK; and a fixed income analyst for The St. Paul Travelers Companies, Inc. in the UK.

Shawn Paul

Managing Director

IHS Markit

Shawn Paul is Managing Director CloudMargin Pte Ltd, the Fintech collateral management firm (an IHSMarkit portfolio company). Previously he was Director of Wolters Kluwer risk and compliance business. Shawn has been responsible for industry platforms such as FRSGlobal, Iris, SAASGAS and FinArch. Prior to Wolters Kluwer he worked with Calypso growing the company’s Asia Pacific business.

Shawn’s career began as a manager with the Commonwealth Bank in Australia. Shawn also works as an investor and coach with FinTech and other start-ups in the Asia Pacific region.

Bipin Patel

Group Risk Officer

Hong Kong Clearing and Exchange

Past offices

  • 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
Olivier Renoux

Head of Cross-Asset Strategy, Index Quant and Equity pricing, Asia ex-Japan


Olivier currently serves as Head of Cross-Asset Strategy, Index Quant and Equity pricing, Asia ex-Japan. He has been with the Société Générale organisation since 2005. Before moving to Hong Kong, he was Vice-President in the Global Equity and Derivatives Solutions division in New York, responsible for creating, structuring and pricing a wide range of equity linked structures with an emphasis on Latin America.

Olivier holds a Masters in Financial Engineering from Centrale – Paris and a Master in Political Science from Sciences-Po Paris.

Filippo Santilli

Managing Director, APAC Head of Liquidity and Segregation


Filippo joined BNY Mellon as head of global liquidity services for APAC in August 2009, expanding the Liquidity DIRECT business across the region. This was followed by 4 years as regional head of Sales&RM, Liquidity and Segregation for Markets. As of August 2018 Filippo heads up Liquidity & Segregation in APAC with a strong focus on UMR, derivatives, collateral administration and segregation.

Filippo worked for Morgan Stanley Investment Management in Luxembourg from 1999 to 2005, following which he moved to London and joined Lehman Brothers Asset Management in its start-up liquidity funds business, eventually spearheading efforts in Asia by moving to Hong Kong in 2007.

Filippo has a laurea in economics from LUISS University, Rome, and an MSc in international business and finance from the European Academic Consortium, Netherlands and France.

Rebecca Sin

Consultant and Former Head of ETF Sales and Trading Asia Pacific

Executive Member of Women in ETF

Ms Sin is currently a consultant, advising in the fund space in Asia.

Ms Sin was the head of Commerzbank ETF Sales Trading for Asia Pacific. In this role, she was responsible for supporting and educating clients with respect to the ETF market and the entire spectrum of ETF products, assisting clients in executing trades, and driving the growth of Commerzbank’s ETF business and client base in Asia Pacific.

Ms Sin’s career has been spent in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong, and she has experience working as a portfolio manager, market maker and synthetic equity trader. She began her career with Deutsche Bank and also worked for Barclays Capital prior to joining Commerzbank.

Ms Sin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Mathematics. She is also an executive member of Asia’ Women in Exchange Traded Funds (WETF) and was the Deputy Chair of Commerzbank’s Regional Diversity Committee. She is passionate about gender diversity and equality.

Tony Smith

Head of Collateral Management Product, Asia Pacific

BNY Mellon Clearance and Collateral

Tony is a Director and leads the Collateral Management Product team based in Hong Kong. He focuses on new product development and enhancements to our collateral management capabilities for the APAC markets. Tony has 36 years experience in the securities industry and joined BNY Mellon in 2007. He relocated to Hong Kong in 2012.

For the last 30 years Tony has specialised in securities finance with roles in stock borrowing and lending, repo, product management, business planning, sales, relationship management, marketing and collateral management. Commencing in 1989 with Enskilda Securities, he set-up a stock borrowing and lending operation for the proprietary trading desk. Tony has also created and managed securities lending arrangements at both Commercial Union Investment Management and Sun Life Investment Management. Tony initially merged the stock lending desks of Sun Life and AXA Equity & Law before moving to Global Head of Business Planning and Marketing for AXA Investment Managers. It was at AXA in 1999 when Tony first travelled to Asia for a PASLA (Pan-Asia Securities Lending Association) conference from which point his association with, and focus on, Asia began.

Narayanan Somasundaram

Hong Kong Bureau Chief


Narayanan Somasundaram is the Hong Kong Bureau Chief for Risk.net. He has been a journalist for more than 15 years, with his career spanning news and features for two of the world’s largest news organisations – Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg.

Narayanan led coverage of Australian financial services, regulation and the frothy real estate market with a series of features that underscored the build-up of risk in the nation’s property market. 

He has also had stints as a mergers and acquisitions reporter both in Mumbai and Sydney and as a foreign exchange and bonds reporter in Sydney, where he kicked off coverage of global markets amid Brexit and the shock US election win for Donald Trump.

Joyce Su

Head of Business Risk, Global Prime Finance

Nomura International Ltd

Joyce is the global head of business risk for Nomura Securities’ Prime Finance business. She is based in Hong Kong and has more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to Nomura she worked for UBS Investment Bank and Taipei Fubon Bank in New York where she debuted her career in finance. Joyce holds a BBA from National Taiwan University, an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and an MA in Mathematics of Finance from Columbia University.

Brian Tang

Managing Director


Brian W Tang is an innovator, educator and ecosystem builder who has worked in the confluence of law, technology and finance in Hong Kong, New York, Silicon Valley, and Australia. After a career at Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell and global investment bank Credit Suisse, Brian founded ACMI to provide inclusive global thought leadership, industry-wide consensus building and transformational support for innovative technology, educational and policy solutions.

Brian is co-chair of the RegTech Committee of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong, sits on IEEE’s Global AI Ethics Initiative Policy Committee and is an author in the forthcoming The AI Book and The RegTech Book on AI governance.

Brian is also a founding executive director of LITE [email protected], Hong Kong University’s new interdisciplinary and experiential programme to foster law, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship (LITE) which has already spawned student-led natural language processing (NLP) and autonomous vehicle projects.

Through his social enterprise Young Makers & ChangeMakers, Brian has also run inclusive workshops for corporate executives and youth to create chatbots for fintech and to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals respectively. 

Leonie Tear

Senior Associate

King & Wood Mallesons

Leonie Tear specialises in financial crime compliance and investigations. Leonie has led financial crime compliance reviews on behalf of financial institutions and multi-national companies, stress-testing AML/CTF, sanctions and anti- bribery systems and controls against global best-practice. Leonie has recently been working with the Hong Kong Association of Banks in relation to the KYCU Project, as well as on the consultation for the Guideline on AML/CTF for Authorised Institutions and the drafting of related FAQs.

Gordon Tsui

Head of Fixed Income

Taikang Asset Management (Hong Kong)

Gordon Tsui heads the fixed income team at Taikang Asset Management (Hong Kong), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China’s leading life insurer Taikang Insurance Group Inc. He is responsible for managing Taikang’s USD bond portfolio as well as developing its third-party fixed income investment management business. Prior to joining Taikang, Gordon was Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Hang Seng Investment Management and Lead Fund Manager of Hang Seng RMB Bond Fund, which won the “Best in Class” award in 2014 for “RMB Bond” category in Hong Kong by Bloomberg Businessweek. Gordon obtained first class honours degree in Economics from the LSE on full scholarship awarded by Hong Kong SAR Government. He stationed in New York as the Representative of Hong Kong Monetary Authority between 2001 and 2004.

Oonagh van den Berg

APAC Regional Audit Director AML and Compliance


Oonagh is the APAC Audit Director for AML and Compliance at Citi Bank, covering 16 countries across the region and leading a team of 32 audit professionals. Originally trained as a lawyer, she has over 16 years’ experience in Regulatory and Financial Crime Risk Compliance functions, holding both local and regional head positions in various Financial Institutions in both Europe and APAC, working with numerous regulators. Her recent move into Internal Audit was driven by her desire to take her SME skill sets from the 2LOD and bring them to the 3LOD where they could be used as be part of developing a forward looking audit methodology.

Pardha Viswanadha

Principal, Product Management Risk & XVA


Pardha Viswanadha is the Product Manager responsible for delivering the Regulatory Risk solution within Calypso, with specific focus on FRTB for Market Risk, SACCR/IMM for Counterparty Credit Risk and XVA for IFRS 13 reporting. Prior to this role, Pardha has worked in the banking industry for over 18 years in a variety of roles across various jurisdictions, including Chicago, Delhi and Singapore. He has worked with top tier banks like Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, Bank of America and DBS bank, where he has built considerable experience in the areas of Counterparty Credit Risk (with BoA), Credit Derivatives (BNP and DBS) and Project Finance (Deutsche and SBI). Pardha has a Masters in Computational Finance degree from Carnegie Mellon besides a MBA (IIM) and B.Tech (IIT) from India’s premier institutes.

Gavin White

Chief Executive Officer

Invast Global

Gavin White is the Chief Executive Officer at Invast Global. Gavin has over 30 years’ experience as a high profile trader and senior executive at top tier investment banks such as Citigroup, Bankers Trust and Barclays Capital.

Gavin has utilised his expertise and deep market knowledge to build Invast Global into an award-winning specialist multi-asset broker and prime services provider. The firm provides high-quality trading services to funds, intermediaries, asset managers, and family offices globally.

In 2017, Gavin was appointed as an Executive Director on the Board of the publicly listed Japanese parent company, Invast Securities Co., Ltd (8709.JP).

Gavin has a Bachelor's degree in Economics (International Economic & Political Theory) from the University of Sydney (1987).

Emily Wong

Head of Compliance

Intesa Sanpaolo SpA Hong Kong Branch

Emily has about 18 years of solid compliance and AML/CTF experiences working in various compliance roles of the local and foreign banks in Hong Kong. Currently, she is the Head of Compliance of a European bank in Hong Kong since 2011. She attained her Master in International Corporate and Financial Law, and MBA. She also obtained the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist® (CAMS) and the Certified AML Professional (CAMLP) of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. She is the training instructor for various AML and Compliance courses offering by some professional training institutions in Hong Kong.

Sally Wong


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 organisation 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.

Ms Wong is a member of the 7th 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. She sits on the Board of the International Investment Funds Association (www.iifa.ca).

Josephine Woo


AXA Life

Josephine has more than 15 years’ experience in risk management with regional exposures and worked in Sydney and Hong Kong prior to relocating to Malaysia. She has rich expertise as both a risk management practitioner and consultant.

Josephine has vast industry knowledge specifically in financial institutions, insurance, asset management, payment systems operators, development financial institutions and government-linked companies. This includes both conventional and Islamic principles businesses. Additionally, her role involved liaising with the local regulators of the regional countries.

Josephine is a current committee member of the global risk professional certification.

Tim Woodward

Head of Financial Markets Compliance, Asia Pacific

BNP Paribas

Tim Woodward, Head of Global Markets Compliance for the APAC Region, based in Hong Kong. Tim has over 30 years of work experience, with 15 years of experience in various APAC Compliance leadership roles for Regulatory Reform, Monitoring & Surveillance, Outsourcing and Equities/Prime/Listed Derivatives Compliance. Immediately prior to joining BNP Paribas, Tim was JP Morgan’s Asia Head of Regulatory Reform Compliance and Global Head of CIB Outsourcing Compliance. In 15 years prior to moving to Compliance, Tim held various COO and operational roles for JP Morgan related entities, and started his career as a qualified accountant with Ernest & Young.  Although based in Hong Kong for most of his career, Tim has also worked in Tokyo, Mumbai, New York and London.

Malcolm Wright



Malcolm Wright is Chief Compliance Officer at Diginex and is based in Hong Kong. Prior to this, Malcolm was Chief Compliance Officer at a leading FinTech unicorn. In his earlier career, Malcolm held senior several leadership roles within Thomson Reuters’s anti-financial crime business, including overseeing the development and launch of World-Check One and sitting on the leadership that brought the world’s first KYC Managed Service to market.

Malcolm speaks internationally on a variety of topics. He also sits on international committees including chairing the AML Working Group at Global Digital Finance, an industry-led initiative setting codes of conduct and best practices for the crypto-asset industry. He is an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute’s Centre for Financial Crime Studies in London.

Barry Yip

Head, Monetary Operations Division

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Barry Yip is the Head of the Monetary Operations Division, responsible for HKMA’s work relating to the operation of the Link Exchange Rate System and domestic market policies. Before taking up his current position in 2016, Mr Yip was a Senior Manager in charge of FX/MM dealing and Currency Board operations in the Monetary Operations Division of the HKMA.

Una Yu

Director of Risk, Asia ex-Japan


Una Yu is Vice President and Director of Risk for Asia ex Japan, responsible for managing investment risk and operational risk across the Asia ex Japan region. Prior to joining AB in 2013, she was a senior risk manager for the Asia-Pacific region at ING Investment Management. Before that Yu was a senior quantitative risk analyst at DTCC, where she worked closely with quant developers on an interest-rate model for margin calculation and conducted back-testing and stress-testing analysis. She holds a BA in computer science from Boston College and an MS in quantitative methods and modelling from Baruch College.

Qilong Zhang

Head of Quantitative Strategies

CICC Hong Kong Asset Management Ltd

Qilong Zhang is currently the head of quantitative strategies at CICC Hong Kong Asset Management Ltd, where he focuses on passive investing, asset allocation and quantitative investment strategies. Prior to joining CICC, Qilong was an Executive Director at Nomura Global Market Quantitative Strategies Team, specialising in portfolio management and systematic trading strategies across asset classes. Qilong began his quant career with Lehman Brothers, where he covered derivatives strategies and pricing analytics for rates and fx trading desks. Qilong holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Peking University and a Ph.D. in Pattern Recognition from Washington University in St. Louis.