Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Venue: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong 
08:30 - 08:55         Registration
 08:55 - 09:00         Conference opening
09:00 - 09:20         Welcome remarks
          Charles LI, Chief Executive, HKEX
09:20 - 09:35         Keynote: China's financial opening and development in the bond market
        Dr Zhihuan E, Chief Economist, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
09:35 - 10:30         Panel 1: Northbound bond trading: regulation, infrastructure, achievements and outstanding issues
  • Policy breakthroughs under NB Bond Connect – access efficiency and electronic execution; infrastructural benefits of cross-market links;
  • China’s inclusion in major bond indices;
  • Market uptake and trading trends;
  • Feedback from clients and industry groups; UCITS recognition and further international adoption;
  • Industry collaboration on enhancements; updates on roll-out of key issues;
  • Which bond trade/trade idea.
          Moderator: Mushtaq KAPASI, Chief Representative, Asia Pacific, ICMA
          - Gavin HERRMANN, Head of Macro Sales, Greater China & North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank (HK) Limited  
          - Jimmy JIM, Head of Global Markets, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited
          - Tao LIN, Assistant General Manager & Head of Debt Securities Investment, Treasury Division, China Construction Bank (Asia) Limited
          Randolf TANTZSCHERDirector of Indices, Asia-Pacific, IHS Markit
          Tony WANG, General Manager of Global Markets, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
10:30 - 11:00         Coffee break
11:00 - 11:15         Keynote: Overseas investment in China, now & future
        CG LAI, Head of Global Markets, Greater China, BNP Paribas
11:15 - 12:05         Panel 2: Deepening mutual market access and new opportunities in global bond markets
  • Key themes, opportunities and trends of global bond markets;
  • Strategic meaning and market demand of deepening mutual market access;
  • Trading, post-trade and FX solutions – considerations in facilitating further mutual access;
  • Role of Hong Kong as an IFC and intermediary for capital into and out of China; potentials as a green bond and finance centre;
  • Viewing Southbound as a macro play.
          Moderator: Cindy CHEN, Managing Director, Country Head for Securities Service, Citi
          - Priscilla LUKManaging Director, Head of Global Research & Design, S&P Dow Jones Indices
- Philipp STERNER, Head of Sales, Asia, MarketAxess
          - Angus TO, Executive Director and Deputy Head of Research, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China International Holdings Ltd
          - Ying WANG, Senior Director, Head of Asia-Pacific Energy & Utilities and China Research Initiative, Fitch Ratings 
          - Vicky WU, Deputy General Manager, Bond Connect Company Limited
 12:05 - 13:00         Lunch
 13:00 - 13:15         Keynote: The next step for bond market opening up and development based on RMB internationalisation and capital account convertibility
          Dr Shusong BA, Chief China Economist, HKEX
    13:15 -13:30         Keynote: Outlook of China's macro economy, interest rates and currency
          Jianwei TANG, Chief Macroeconomics Analyst, Financial Research Center of Bank of Communications
 13:30 - 14:30         Panel 3: Globalisation of RMB and recent developments in the CNY/CNH markets
  • Increase in RMB adoption in trading (crude oil & FICC), investment (stock / bond connects, OBOR) and reserve (allocations by SWFs/central banks); impact on the development of the CNY/CNH FX market;
  • RMB's liberalisation reforms and market infrastructure to support them;
  • The era of higher volatility: driving forces, directions, policy reforms and outlook;
  • Positioning against or benefiting from the volatility: tools and opportunities.
          Moderator: Patrick HO, Manager, Strategic Planning, Global Markets, Bank of Communications CO., Ltd Hong Kong Branch
          - Ken CHIU, Head of RMB Competence Centre, BNP Paribas
- Kelly MCKENNEY, Director, Head of Distribution, Asia (ex-Japan), Tradeweb
- MK TANG, Managing Director, Senior China Economist, Goldman Sachs
          - Tommy WU, Transaction Sales Manager, North Asia, Thomson Reuters
- Jun YUAN, Co-President, TF International Securities Limited
- Ariel YANG, Executive Director and CEO, China Chengxin (Asia Pacific) Credit Ratings Co., Ltd. 
 14:30 - 14:45         Keynote: Development of RMB derivatives market and opportunities in Hong Kong
Zhipeng GUO, Deputy Chief Executive, China Construction Bank (Asia) Limited
 14:45 - 15:35         Panel 4: FIC derivatives market updates
  • New FIC derivative products launches: challenges, regulatory support, market demand;
  • Bond futures;
  • China-Hong Kong derivatives connect: what next;
  • The imperatives of international competitiveness: HK vs world derivatives trading centres - how to become stronger as a wealth and risk management centre;
  • Cross-product strategies: OTC vs ETD; onshore vs offshore; cross assets.
          Moderator: Eddie WANG, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Sales, Asia, Global Markets Division, Credit Agricole CIB
          - Kenneth CHAN, Head of FX Market, Treasury Division, China Construction Bank (Asia) Limited
          - Patrick CHAN, Head of FX Market Development (North Asia), Thomson Reuters
          - Dr Wesley W.P. KONG, Joint Group Head of Global Markets, Haitong International Securities Group Limited
          - George SUN, Head of FXLM & CD Institutional Sales, APAC, GM APAC Head of Domestic Clients, BNP Paribas
- Ben YUEN, Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, BOCHK Asset Management Limited
 15:35 - 16:00         Coffee break
 16:00 - 16:50         Panel 5: Connecting onshore and offshore clearing business
  • What is the market need?
    • After Bond Connect, what will be the market want to trade with onshore participants to hedge risk - Repo, IRS, FX derivatives?
    • What are the current channels for offshore investors to execute those hedges?
    • What are the considerations for offshore investors to execute hedges with onshore counterparties - Legal, Credit Risk, Documentation Issues?
  • How to connect offshore investors with onshore counterparties?
    • HKEX CCP has been helping the industry to mitigate credit risk of bi-lateral markets especially between International Banks and Chinese Banks. What are the achievements so far?
    • Can HKEX CCP help to connect offshore investors with onshore dealers by leveraging Stock Connect framework?
    • Any legal considerations to connect onshore and offshore clearing houses?

Moderator: Julian CHESSER, Managing Director, Financial Markets, IHS Markit

          - Chin-Chong LIEW, Partner and Head of Derivatives and Structured Products Asia (ex Japan), Linklaters
          - Eric LIU, Portfolio Manager, Senior Director, Fixed Income, Manulife Asset Management
          - Calvin TAI,  Joint Chief Operating Officer and Head of Clearing, HKEX
          - Li Renn TSAI, Managing Director, Head of Asia, Tradeweb
          - Patrick WU, Head of Trading, Greater China, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
 16:50 - 17:00         Closing remarks
Gang LI, Co-head of Market Development, HKEX
 17:00         End