Agenda - Wednesday, September 18, 2019




Welcome Address


Jack Stannard, head of business development, APAC, SRP


Global Market Overview


Tiago Fernandes, managing director, SRP


The evolving face of Chinese structured products

Panel Discussion

  • Evaluate the particularities of China's structured product market and its investment profiles and hear from industry leaders about how they are going about expanding the industry; 
  • With the majority of securities trading deriving from retail investors, explore strategies to encourage investors to embrace complex structured products, grow demand and amplify sales; and
  • Explore investor profiles in China, find out how they are using structured products and discover the nuances involved in appealing to each group.


Chu Wu, derivatives manager, China Minsheng Bank Corporation

Angel Xin, head of structured products, Ping An Bank


Tried-and-tested strategies: Lessons from overseas markets

Presentations + Shared Q&A

  • Hear from the leading innovators from around the world as they deconstruct the local development of the structured products market and the strategies that can be implemented in China to facilitate sales; and
  • As Chinese funds begin adopting ESG investment strategies, discover how other markets are developing in light of growing demand for ESG products.


James Chu, director, head of markets & investments, Reyker Securities plc

John Lau, head of treasury products & specialists - wealth management, United Overseas Bank (UOB)

Mathias Strasser, founder and chief executive officer, Wallstreetdocs


Networking Coffee Break


Ask the regulator

Fireside Chat 

  • Chinese financial regulator discusses its latest whitepaper and the crackdown on 'fake structured deposits';
  • Discover how industry leaders can navigate policy and access key areas of the market that are key to the growth of structured products;
  • Hear about how policies are going to develop, and explore how accessibility to the market can grow in the face of today's instable market


Regulation and the twilight of shadow banking

Panel Discussion

  • Deconstruct the latest banking regulations and get to grips with the processes and practices you should invest in to ensure your company remains compliant; and
  • Gain best practices in how to design and sell legally compliant structured deposits that offer enhanced returns to investors and keep banks happy.


Priscilla Chen, partner - finance practice, Ashurst

Fan Lei, senior counsel, FenXun Partners

Simon Zhang, counsel, Linklaters


Networking Lunch Break


Indexes: Internationalising the Chinese structured products market


  • Can growing global connections, and the increased collaboration between Chinese and global indexes, propel the Chinese and Asian Structured Products markets? ;
  • Track the evolution of indexes in China and explore how their development can help drive the uptake of structured products markets; and
  • From Smart Beta Indexation and Multi-Asset Indexes to ESG, compare and contrast China's newest indexes and discover how using them can improve your performance.


Ni Chen, investment manager, China Minsheng Bank China(CMBC)

Fei Song, division chief, China Citic Bank


Innovative investment strategies

Case studies

  • From the ageing population to robotics; explore how structured products are adapting to the particularities of 21st century life; 
  • Uncover the role of mid-tier banks in growing the Chinese structured deposit market and discover how quantitative investment strategies are being used to understand investor sentiment; and
  • Implement cross-departmental investment style diversification by getting to grips with best factor investment strategies to stabilise performance and better manage risk.


Warren Kwan, chief investment officer, LW Asset Management Advisors Limited


Networking Coffee Break


Fintech platforms: the future of private wealth and asset management?


  • Manage risk and grow your offering by investing in cloud computing and Artificial Intelligence to produce applications that optimise pricing and allow for independent valuation; and
  • Discover how the latest Regtech products facilitate compliance with new and existing financial regulations.


Thomas Eitenmueller, managing partner, Lucht Probst Associates Gmbh

Roberto Lazzarotto, senior managing director, Stoxx Limited


Closing Remarks


Drinks Reception & SRP Awards Ceremony