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FSDC Webinar – When Family Office Meets ESG

Via Zoom
29 July 2020

Following the release of its research papers on Family Office and ESG, the FSDC held a webinar on these two related topics, which drew positive response.

 

Panel Discussion on Family Office: As family offices are growing in both number and influence, financial centres around the globe are striving to improve their attractiveness as a home to these rising asset owners. The FSDC has invited market practitioners to share what they see as Hong Kong’s value proposition as a family office hub in Asia, and what more can be done to create an even more friendly operating environment and ecosystem for family offices.

 

Panel Discussion on ESG: As companies are pondering on the next step forward in their ESG integration journey, the panel will discuss how different developments in areas – including public policies, investor demand, as well as ESG requirements and principles – can be better transformed into practice, thus forming a more solid ground for why companies and their boards should take ESG seriously.

 

Rundown

  • Opening remarks by Mr Joseph Chan, Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
  • Panel Discussion on Family Office
    - Mr Rex Ho, Mainland China and Hong Kong Financial Services Tax Leader, PwC Hong Kong
    - Mr Ronald Lee, Managing Director, Investment Management Division, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC
    - Ms Helene Li, CEO & Co-Founder, GoImpact Capital Partners
    - Mr Peter Stein, Managing Director, Private Wealth Management Association
    - Moderator: Dr Rocky Tung, Head (Policy Research), FSDC
  • Panel Discussion on ESG
    - Ms Chaoni Huang, Vice President and Secretary General, Hong Kong Green Finance Association
    - Mr Bruno Lee, Regional Head of Retail Wealth Distribution, Wealth & Asset Management, Asia, Manulife Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited
    - Mr James Robertson, Head of Asia (ex-China & Japan), Signatory Relations, Principles for Responsible Investment
    - Mr Gabriel Wilson-Otto, Head of Stewardship, Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas Asset Management
    - Mr Pat-nie Woo, Partner, KPMG
    - Moderator: Ms Gloria Chan, Senior Manager (Policy Research), FSDC

Supporting Organisations

  • Chinese Asset Management Association of Hong Kong
  • Chinese Banking Association of Hong Kong
  • Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
  • Hong Kong Green Finance Association
  • Hong Kong Trade Development Council
  • The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies
  • Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
  • The Hong Kong Association of Banks
  • The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers

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