Day 1: Growth opportunities and the future of Chinese structured products - Tuesday, December 1, 2020

15:00

What is the future of structured products in China?

  • Opportunities and risks facing the sector this year;
  • The impact and integration of asset management regulation;
  • Autocallables and the potential for diversification of product structures;
  • Navigating high volatility and low interest rates to deliver the best possible returns and
  • FX and currency-linked strategies: will the US election affect innovation?

Speaker

Rui Chen, Senior Vice President, Structuring, CITIC Securities

Lucia Fang, Structured Investment Manager, Ping An Bank

Yuwei Li, Derivatives and Quantitative Investment Manager, China Guangfa Bank Asset Management

Moderator

Summer Wang, Asia Reporter, SRP

17:00

The growth of the Greater Bay Area: What impact?

  • Can investors in the Greater Bay Area benefit from the Stock Connect programme?
  • Can/should Hong Kong listed structured products be made available to mainland Chinese investors over Stock Connect A-Share or A-Share based indices?
  • What are the benefits of a developed listed structured products market?
  • What challenges are there for the development of a listed derivatives market in mainland China?

Speaker

Cedric Cheung, Head of Listed Structured Products Sales - Asia, J.P. Morgan

Pablo Conde, Managing Editor, SRP

Mark Dickens, Board Member, Financial Services Development Council

Minny Siu, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Moderator

Rocky Tung, Head (Policy Research), Financial Services Development Council

Day 2: Crossing new frontiers: ESG, index innovation and non-domestic banks in China - Wednesday, December 2, 2020

13:30

Using indices as wrappers for a range of financial products

S&P Dow Jones explores the use and adaptability of indices as wrappers for a range of products, including deposits, notes, funds and annuities.

Speaker

Tianyin Cheng, Senior Director, Strategy Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices

14:00

Indexing for structured products

  • The rise of custom indexes in China;
  • Multi-asset indices – why are they so popular in China?
  • What’s the role of a traditional index provider?
  • What kind of expertise do global providers of index solutions bring to the mainland structured products market?
  • What can we expect the next wave of innovation to bring?

Speaker

Huijun Cui, General Manager - Quantitative Investment Derivatives, CMB Wealth Management

Jing Qiang, Head of Portfolio Strategy Development, PSBC Wealth Management

Fei Song, Division chief, Citic Wealth Management

Zhu Xiaotian, Head of Structured Investments, Ping An Bank Wealth Management

Moderator

Grace Xu, Head of Banking Sales, CITIC Securities

15:30

Is China ready for ESG?

ESG has been at the forefront of investor discussions in Europe and the US for many years now. Increasingly, investment houses in China are warming to the strategy. 

  • How would a Chinese version of ESG look?
  • What are the drivers and stumbling blocks to integration?
  • What are “Green bonds” and what’s the value in investing in them?
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of investing in ESG structured products?
  • What must be done to harmonise and standardise ESG?
  • Are ratings agencies well equipped to measure ESG performance in China?

Speaker

Angela Bai, Secretary General, China Alliance of Social Value Investment (CASVI)

Rodolphe Bocquet, Global Head of Sustainable Investment, Qontigo

Yonggang Zhao, Director of R&D department, China Securities Index

Moderator

Toding Hua, Structured Product Manager, HSBC

17:00

Internationalising the Chinese structured products market

  • What role do non-domestic banks have in China’s structured products market?
  • What kind of innovation can foreign banks bring to the market?
  • Chinese banks are increasingly growing their footprint overseas – how do their offshore operations help grow the market in the mainland?
  • How can offshore entities and non-domestic banks leverage their cross-border expertise using structured products?

Speaker

John Lau, Head of Wealth Management Treasury Products & Specialists Singapore & Region, United Overseas Bank (UOB)

Daphne Tan, Head of Treasury, DBS Bank (China)

Moderator

Miranda An, Vice President - Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan

18:30

SRP China Awards 2020