CEPS, the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) and Afore Consulting are organising the 3rd Annual Symposium on EU-Asia Relations in Financial Services. The event is supported by the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), the International Monetary Institute of Renmin University of China (IMI) and the Centre for Banking & Finance Law of University of Singapore (CBFL).
Following the success of two previous editions in Singapore (2014) and Hong Kong (2015), the 2016 Symposium on EU-Asia Relations in Financial Services will take place in Beijing, 25-27 May. China holds the G20 Presidency this year and celebrated the 40th anniversary of the EU-China partnership last year. The symposium provides a unique opportunity for global, European and Asian policy-makers, leading academics and industry executives to meet and discuss issues affecting the functioning of EU-Asian trade, investment, and financial services.
The cornerstone of the annual event is an informed and open exchange of ideas among decision-makers in small group discussions and plenary sessions, as well as during networking events. It offers many opportunities for interactive and frank dialogue, which is conducted under the Chatham House Rule. Discussions are then summarised and presented on the final day of the Symposium and debated in a plenary session.
This year's event will cover the following topics: the fundamental review of the trading book, corporate bonds, Fintech, innovation in payments, stock markets volatility, shadow banking, and asset management.
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This event is open to around 100 participants (high-level regulators, policy makers, academics and sell-side and buy-side firm representatives).