3rd Annual Symposium on EU-Asia Relations in Financial Services



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). 


May 2016


Hans-Dietmar Schweisgut
Ambassador of the European Union to China
Andrea Enria
Chairperson, European Banking Authority
Jing Ulrich
Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Chase
Pierre Van Peteghem
Group Treasurer, Asian Development Bank
Benedict Nolens
Senior Director & Head of Risk and Strategy, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission
Ben Shenglin
Executive Director, International Monetary Institute (IMI) & Founding Dean, Academy of Internet Finance, Zhejiang University
Esmond Lee
Executive Director (Financial Infrastructure), Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Alexander den Ruijter
Advisor to the Managing Director, European Stability Mechanism
Tae Yoo
Managing Director, Head of Client Business Development & FIC Development, Global Markets Division, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
Wang Jiangyu
Fellow at the Centre for Banking & Finance Law (CBFL) and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Alex Lin
Vice Commissioner for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency of Japan
Michael Taylor
Managing Director, Chief Credit Officer Asia Pacific, Moody's
Thibault Heuzé
Financial Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to China 
Daniel Gros
Director, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Shunsuke Shirakawa
Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency of Japan
Zou Jiayi
Assistant Minister, Ministry of Finance, People’s Republic of China (TBC)
Qi Xiang
Director of International Department, China Banking Regulatory Commission (TBC)
Dimple Bhandia
Deputy General Manager, Financial Stability Unit, Reserve Bank of India (TBC)
Jae Hoon Yoo
CEO and Chairman, South Korean Central Securities Depository
Wan Tailei
Managing Director of International Department, National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (TBC)
Arvind Subramanian
Chief Economic Adviser, the Government of India (TBC)
Diego Valiante
Head of Financial Markets and Institutions, CEPS
Lorenzo Bencivelli
Financial Attaché, Embassy of Italy to the People’s Republic of China, Bank of Italy representative
Sherry Madera
Minister Counseller and Director, Financial Professional Services and ITC, UK Trade & Investment (TBC)
Helmut Wacket
Head Market Integration Division, DG Market Infrastructure and Payments, European Central Bank 
Nellie Dagdag
Executive Director, Sales and Solution Delivery, Asia of Omgeo
Chen Long
Vice President, Ant Financial Services Group (TBC) 
Yang Tao
Assistant Director, Institute of Finance and Banking, CASS & Director, Research Center of Payment and Settlement, IFB, CASS (TBC) 
Chen Yulu
Deputy Governor, The People’s Bank of China (TBC)
Jonathan Taylor
Vice-president, European Investment Bank
Benjamin Angel
Director, Directorate Treasury and Financial Operations, DG ECFIN, European Commission 
Qi Bin
Director-General, Department of International Affairs, China Securities Regulatory Commission (TBC)
Peter Kruschel
Director of Banking Supervision, The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority 
Qi Zhang
Director, International Department/Research and Information Department, Asset Management Association of China (TBC)

3rd Annual Symposium on EU-Asia Relations in Financial Services

May 2016
Please follow this link for information on fees: http://www.asifma.org/events/event.aspx?id=1920
Beijing, China

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