legal head of markets and securities services
Richard has a broad range of legal experience in financial derivatives sales and trading, structured financing and investments, netting and collateral, underwriting and trading of various bonds, as well as derivatives hedging of bonds risks. He also regularly advises on bond repos, domestic and cross-border wealth management, cross-border financing, derivatives agreements, default management and litigation, etc. Finally, he also advises on the PRC inter-bank markets to offshore participants, for example – those in connection with offshore investors’ access to the PRC markets (bond market, FX market, futures market, etc.)
partner - finance practice
Priscilla specialises in exchange traded and OTC derivatives and other financial market products, including credit and equity linked products, repackagings, prime brokerage, securities lending and repos.
She regularly advises on credit risk management, custody, settlement, collateral and netting. She also regularly advises on PRC regulatory issues arising from OTC derivatives and structured finance transactions, international regulatory matters and on issues arising from the global OTC derivatives regulatory reforms. She advises financial institutions and corporates on a broad range of cross-border derivatives and structured finance transactions in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Priscilla is fluent in Mandarin and English.
director, head of markets & investments
Reyker Securities plc
James is a CFA charterholder and established industry expert. Since joining as investment director six years ago, James has been instrumental in developing Reyker's investment strategy. In addition to supporting Reyker's investment business, James runs his own consulting and research business. He specialises in real assets, structured investments and derivatives.
Before joining Reyker, while at HSBC Asset Management, he launched 49 investment funds and managed several billion dollars in AUM.
James studied electronic and communication engineering (BEng) at the University of Birmingham and went on to complete his PhD with a scholarship from the Overseas Research Student (ORS).
Lucht Probst Associates Gmbh
Thomas Eitenmueller has been a member of the management board at Lucht Probst Associates (LPA) in Europe since 2003 and is currently managing director of LPA Pte, based in Singapore. At LPA, Thomas directs the corporate strategy in the APAC region as well as the ongoing, demand-driven development of software products for banks and asset managers. As a business and economics graduate, Thomas has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and capital markets in Frankfurt, London and New York. Periods spent at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in advisory sales for interest rate and currency management products as well as at Commerzbank AG in the area of product development and sales for structured currency derivatives and electronic trading are a further addition to his professional career.
Kevin W Fan
executive director, head of equity derivatives marketing - Greater China
JP Morgan - China
structured investment manager
Ping An Bank
With 8 years of experience in the financial industry, Li is an expert in structured products and asset management. Before joining Ping An Bank, Li worked at UBS, specialising in structured product pricing and strategy. Li holds a masters of finance and economics from the London School of Economics, as well as a masters in statistics and economics from the École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique.
Warren has over 25 years of experience in financial markets, out of which, he has spent around 15 years as head trader for a number of major global banks. Before starting his current role, Warren served as global head of equity derivatives and convertible bond trading at Standard Chartered Bank from 2007 to 2010. Before that, he worked as head of equity derivatives at Bank of China international from 2003 to 2007, and as head of OTC and proprietary trading at Deutsche Bank from 1998 to 2002. Warren has experienced the Asia Financial crisis in 1998, SARS in 2003 and the global financial crisis in 2008, and yet, he has gone through those events unscathed, still earning healthy returns, even in moments of crisis. Warren has also designed a number of pioneer financial products for the global retail and private banking sector. He has a B.A.Sc. degree from University of Toronto specialised in engineering science and is an MBA graduate of Columbia Business School in New York.
head of treasury products & specialists - wealth management
United Overseas Bank (UOB)
John has more than 15 years of wealth management and financial market experience spanning across structured products, rates, credit, foreign exchange and equity. His role involves making financial products accessible and helping wealth management clients to understand their relative risk and rewards. He is skilled in people development and knowledge transfer, often participating in industry conversations, building strong partnerships and simplifying advisory delivery. Leading a team of passionate and highly skilled wealth management professionals, his business approach is always portfolio- and client-centric with the vision towards sustainable growth both for clients and the bank.
senior managing director
Roberto Lazzarotto is senior managing director and global head of sales at Stoxx. He is responsible for the distribution and promotion of new Stoxx and Dax index concepts across all asset classes to institutional investors.
Lazzarotto previously worked at SBC Warburg, Merrill Lynch and as global head of equity derivatives sales at Unicredit Bank.
head of financial products - Asia
Long joined Vontobel in 2018 as head of financial products Asia. He is responsible for multiple business lines, such as private placement of structured investment products, listed warrants and CBBC. He also manages Vontobel’s regional platform solutions. Long started his career 20 years ago as an algo trader. After obtaining his master's degree in statistics from Harvard, he moved back to Hong Kong and took up various positions related to structured products. He has then spent almost 10 years in derivative trading and was head of desk before changing to a more client-facing role as regional sales head.
Fan Lei is a senior counsel at FenXun Partners, with over 10 years of regulatory experience in financial services, with a strong focus on Chinese financial services regulations across banking, securities, derivatives and futures, asset management and funds.
Mr. Fan regularly advises foreign and Chinese banks, fund managers and securities companies on regulatory and compliance matters, including establishment, structuring and operation of various financial services businesses (including banking, brokerage, fund management, etc.), structuring of cross-border financing transactions (including onshore and offshore loans), and licensing and regulatory issues vis-a-vis various Chinese authorities, such as the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), and self-regulatory organizations such as the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (NAFMII), the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) and futures exchanges.
He has acted on a number of market-first transactions including the listing of the first international futures contract in China and the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect scheme.
Mr. Fan is qualified to practice law in the PRC.
Yu Wei LI
derivatives and quantitative investment manager
China Guangfa Bank Asset Management
Yuwei is the team leader of structured products and quantitative strategies investment team at Guangfa Bank. She has eight years of experience in derivatives and three years in FX trading. She started her career as an FX trader in the wealth management department of Citibank. She holds a master’s degree in Lingnan Business School of Sun Yat-sen University.
VP - equities derivatives
Feiran joined CITIC securities Beijing in 2015 as a structure and quantitative strategist. He deals with structured products and quantitative indexes across institutional and retail markets. Feiran holds a master’s degree from UIUC and an undergraduate degree from Renmin University, China.
China Minsheng Bank
As investment manager, Chen NI develops and manages the “Broad-Win" product line as well as the MACRO and China MACRO portfolios. Having joined CMBC in 2012, Ms. Ni has over seven years of multi-asset trading and investment experience.
In 2018, Ms Ni joined the asset management department as a portfolio manager, devoting her time to the deployment of multi-asset strategies. Before this, she served as a proprietary trade in the financial market department, where she traded derivatives products across fixed income, fx and rates.
China Citic Bank
Fei Song is head of global market division for China Citic Bank Asset Management Centre. He previously worked as the deputy head of capital market division and global market division for Bank of Communication Asset Management. Prior to this, he was the senior quant strategist of BGC Partner and lead the New York front office quant team.
He graduated from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, holding a PhD degree in science and master’s degree in mathematical finance.
head of business development, APAC
Jack is the head of sales and business development for SRP in Asia Pacific. He is responsible for SRP's data, information and events business in the region.
Jack has been with SRP since 2014, initially as an analyst for the structured products markets in Italy and the UK. Since moving into a commercial role, Jack has supported clients in markets as varied as Italy, the UK, the Nordics, Spain, Portugal, France and South Africa, gaining wide ranging knowledge of structured products markets globally.
founder and chief executive officer
Mathias Strasser is the chief executive officer of the WSD group, which has three business units: (1) WallStreetDocs, a solution for the automatic creation and distribution of legal documentation for structured products, (2) Scissero, a legal artificial intelligence platform capable of marking up and extracting information from legal documents and (3) Firelex, a software platform designed to allow lawyers to become coders.
Before starting WallStreetDocs, Mathias was European counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell, where he specialised in U.S. and European capital markets, M&A and private equity transactions. Mathias frequently speaks at industry conferences and holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School and Mag. Iur. And Dr. Iur. degrees from Vienna University.
head of treasury products
DBS - China
With 17 years' of experience in capital markets, Daphne is an expert in trading and structuring new investment ideas. She is a global banker and citizen, having worked across Singapore, Hong Kong and now China.
For the past two years, Daphne has managed a team of product managers and has been responsible for presenting innovative products to Chinese clients.
head of strategic partnerships and jvs - Asia Pacific
BNP Paribas Asset Management
Alexandre Werno joined BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) in Hong Kong as head of Asia Pacific strategic partnerships and JVs in November 2017. Aside from identifying and developing new partnerships in the region, he is also responsible for fostering business synergies with existing partners on product development and cross-border sales. He also oversees BNPP AM’s oint ventures in the region which include HFT Investment Management for which he is board member, HF Private Equity in mainland China and Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management in Korea.
Before joining BNPP AM, Alexandre was executive vice president of Fortune SG Asset Management in Shanghai, a joint venture between Hwabao Trust and Lyxor Asset Management. Here, he was in charge of risk management, institutional sales and international business.
Alexandre started his Asian career in 2007, as head of China business development in derivatives business for Societe Generale. During his five years there, he developed key partnerships with securities houses and asset owners. Before relocating to Asia, he held a senior role within the inspection department and was tasked with strategic assignments in Europe, Asia and Europe.
Alexandre graduated from the Institut d’etudes politiques de Paris and ESCP Europe and is fluent in Mandarin.
China Minsheng Bank Corporation
Wu Chu is responsible for structured products and quantitative strategy development. She has three years of experience in structured products and seven years of experience in derivatives. She started her career with Union Asset as a quantitative portfolio manager.
She holds a master's degree in financial mathematics from London School of Economics.
managing director - head of retail bank & distribution
Max has been head of China retail banking and consumer distribution since January 2017. He is responsible for providing China consumer banking with the opportunity to build a client-centric distribution and retail banking business that aligns with the rest of the region. He does this by overseeing the distribution business across all branch and non-branch channels as well as the wealth management, mortgage, insurance products and segment management businesses. In April 2016, Max was appointed as head of distribution for GCB. Under his leadership, the business gained momentum across branch banking, wealth, insurance and cards. Before this, Max worked with China Commercial Bank and Consumer Bank for fifteen years. He started his career at Citi in 2003 as one of the members of the first intake of the China Consumer Banking MA programme.
SVP - equity sales
Simon Zhang is a counsel at Linklaters based in Hong Kong. He is a key member of the firm’s China derivatives and structured products team. Simon has extensive experience in derivatives transactions relating to the Chinese market or involving Chinese counterparties. He was invited by the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors to be a member of its drafting group and prepared the 2009 version of NAFMII Master Agreement which is now widely used in China onshore derivatives market. He advised Hong Kong Stock Exchange on setting up the Mainland-Hong Kong Stock Connect platform, and later on the Bond Connect mechanism between China Interbank Bond Market and Hong Kong CMU. Simon has advised institutional investors on their onshore investment in Chinese financial market under QFII/RQFII, Stock Connect, CIBM direct access, and Bond Connect regimes, and he also advised Chinese QDII investment in offshore markets. Simon’s practice is based on his understanding of commercial needs of market participants and international practice of derivatives industry, with the combination of his solid knowledge in Chinese law. Simon is a New York registered lawyer and is qualified to practise law in the PRC.