Updated : 01 Apr 2019

Hong Kong: Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Venue: HKEX Connect Hall 
08:30 - 08:55         Registration
 08:55 - 09:00         Conference Opening
09:00 - 09:25         Welcome Remarks
          Mr Charles LI, Chief Executive, HKEX
 09:25 - 09:45        
Keynote Speech: Advancing China’s Future of Finance: Factors to Developing an Investable Bond Market
          Mr Kevin SHEEKEY, Chairman of External Relations, Bloomberg LP
 09:45 - 09:50        
Ceremony: Bridging China's Bond Market to the World
09:50 - 10:10         Keynote Speech: China's New Round of Opening-Up and Its Bond Market Development
        Dr Zhihuan E, Chief Economist, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
10:10 - 11:00         Panel 1: Investing in China's Fixed Income Market  
  • Offshore versus onshore;
  • Value proposition of Chinese Fixed Income market;
  • Trade ideas;
  • ABS. 
          Moderator: Ms Jennifer HUGHES, Asia Finance Editor, Reuters
- Mr Bing LI, Head of China, Bloomberg LP
          Mr Franck LIU, Deputy General Manager of Global Markets, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited  
          Mr Arom PATHAMMAVONG, Head of Benchmarks APAC, FTSE Russell
          Mr Christophe ROUPIE, CEO, CEEMEA and Asia Pacific, MarketAxess
          Mr Martin SCHECK, CEO, International Capital Market Association
11:00 - 11:20         Coffee Break
11:20 - 11:40         Keynote Speech: What Next for a Global, Electronic Bond Market?
Mr Christophe ROUPIE, CEO, CEEMEA and Asia Pacific, MarketAxess
11:40 - 12:30         Panel 2: Bond Connect and the Inclusion of Chinese Bonds into Global Indices 
  • Transforming the global landscape - impact on the global bond market;
  • Trading, post-trade and hedging solutions – considerations in facilitating further mutual access;
  • What comes next?
          Moderator: Professor Shusong BA, Chief China Economist, HKEX
          Mr Nick GENDRON, Head of Fixed Income Indices, Bloomberg LP
          Mr Jimmy JIM, Head of Global Markets, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited 
          Mr Zhenze LIN, Head of Local Markets Flow Trading, China, BNP Paribas
          Ms Vicky WU, Deputy General Manager, Bond Connect Company Limited
          - Mr Ben YUEN, Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Asset Management Limited
 12:30 - 13:30         Lunch
13:30 - 13:50         Keynote Speech: The Development of Hong Kong as a Global Bond Hub
        Mr Anshul SIDHER, Head of Trading & Markets Asia, ANZ
13:50 - 14:40         Panel 3: Hong Kong as a Rising Bond Issuance Centre
  • Hong Kong bond issuance market overview, opportunities and challenges - transformation from China's gateway to a global bond trading hub;
  • Dim Sum, Kungfu, global issuers - all roads lead to Hong Kong;
  • Development of green bond market and ESG investments;
  • Bond listing in major offshore Exchanges - what is Hong Kong's edge?
  • Chinese issuers: moving to global rating standards. 
          Moderator: Mr Mushtaq KAPASI, Chief Representative, Asia Pacific, ICMA
          Mr Jonathan HU, CEO, Pengyuan Credit Rating (Hong Kong) Company Ltd.
          Mr Harry HUANG, First Vice President, DCM, Treasury Division, China Construction Bank (Asia)
          Mr Frank WU, Executive Director, Global Debt Capital Markets, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China International
Mr David YIM, Managing Director, Head, Capital Markets, Greater China & North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited  
Ms Ariel YANG, Executive Director and CEO, China Chengxin (Asia Pacific) Credit Ratings Co., Ltd.  
 14:40 - 15:30         Panel 4: Development of FX, Interest Rate and Credit Derivatives 
  • Development of interest rate derivatives to support cross-market links;
  • New derivatives on the bond index inclusions;
  • Changing market landscape - new driving forces;
  • Cross-product strategies.
          Moderator: Mr Ken CHIU, Senior Vice President, FIC Development, HKEX
          Mr Patrick HO, Manager, Strategic Planning, Global Markets, Bank of Communications Co., Ltd Hong Kong Branch
        - Mr Simon LAU, Executive Director, Macro Structuring APxJ, Securities, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC
          - Mr Li Renn TSAI, Managing Director, Head of Asia, Tradeweb
          Mr Randolf TANTZSCHER, Managing Director, Indices, IHS Markit 
          Mr Dennis WONG, Head of Markets, North Asia, ANZ
 15:30 - 15:50         Coffee Break
 15:50 - 16:40         Panel 5: Innovation in the FIC Space
  • Blockchain application in FIC business;
  • E-connection between China and the world;
  • Technological impact on FIC trading, client business and research.
          Moderator: Mr Drew BRICK, Chairman, TF International Holdings Limited
          - Ms Angela CARCHESKA, CEO – Overseas, Hundsun Ayers Technologies Limited
          Mr Kem HUSAIN, Head of Asia Pacific Sales, AxeTrading
          Mr Mark NAISBITT, Sales Executive, Traiana 
- Dr Jun WANG, Leading Researcher, FinTech Department, Tencent
          Mr Li ZHOU, President and Co-founder, Wind Information (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.
 16:40 - 17:30         Panel 6: Hedging and Capital Optimisation
  • Instruments for bond issuers in both onshore and offshore market? Matured USD/CNH CCS versus rising USD/CNY CCS;
  • FX: Is investor easily to hedge currency exposure? Any infrastructure are required to assist?
  • Rates: Is CNY NDIRS good enough to hedge interest rate risk? CIBM's IRS -  possible solution to support volume growth;
  • Credit: Development of the onshore credit derivative market - Can the offshore market develop amid offshore issuance? 
  • Cost hurdles of each asset class and possible solutions.

Moderator: Mr Jacky MAK, Managing Director, Head of OTC & FIC Business Development, HKEX

          Mr Patrick LAW, Managing Director, Head of North Asia Local Markets and co-head of NDF Trading, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
          Mr John LUK, Head of Emerging Markets Trading, Credit Agricole CIB 
          Mr William SHEK, Managing Director & Head of Credit & Rates, Asia Pacific, HSBC
          - Mr Jing ZHU, General Manager & Head of Trading Global Markets, Treasury & Markets Group, China Citic Bank International Limited
 17:30 - 17:50         Closing Remarks
Mr Calvin TAI, Co-President & Chief Operating Officer, HKEX
Networking Cocktail 
 20:00         End