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Hong Kong Seminar - Stock Connect: New Opportunities, New Challenges

The Shanghai Hong Kong Stock Connect program is driving significant change within the fund management industry. The market opportunity for funds to invest directly in Chinese A shares is clear with Chinese stock market valuation relative to GDP significantly lower than other countries. We are already witnessing a surge in interest in fund managers adding A share capabilities to existing funds and launching new funds. North and southbound Stock Connect flows are already driving significant Stock Rotation and northbound flows should increase significantly once the issues surrounding UCITS funds are addressed.

In this seminar we will discuss the market opportunities, the current challenges and how the industry is addressing these issues to pave the way for large scale international participation in China’s A share stock markets.

The IFIA would like to thank PwC for hosting this event.

PwC Executive Conference Centre, 21/F Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queens Road Central, Hong Kong
20 January 2015
4.00PM – 4.15PM -

Minister Simon Harris on Ireland’s commitment to the fund industry in Greater China, Introduced by Conor O Mara, IFIA representative.

4.15PM – 4.30PM - The Market Opportunity Represented by Stock Connect.

Sean Darby, Jefferies, Global Strategist

4.30PM – 5.30PM - The Market Opportunity of Stock Connect and challenges to overcome

A presentation by Tae Yoo and Christine Wong of the Hong Kong Exchange on Stock Connect & UCITS, followed by a panel discussion.


  • Stewart Aldcroft, Citi


  • Sean Darby, JefferiesTae Yoo, Hong Kong Exchange
  • Christine Wong, Hong Kong Exchange
  • Patrick Wong, HSBC

5.30PM – 6.10PM - Practical Advice on Stock Connect for UCITS Managers

A presentation by Jeremy Ngai, PwC


  • Lisa O’Connor, Standard Chartered


  • Jeremy Ngai, PwC
  • Michelle Lloyd, Maples & Calder
  • Dean Chisholm, Invesco

6.10PM - Concluding Remarks

Jeremey Ngai, PwCConor O’Mara, IFIA Representative

6.15PM – 6.30PM - Networking Time
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