Subject to change

08.00 AM - 08.30 AM


08.30 AM - 08.45 AM

Good Morning Hong Kong

Jack Inglis, CEO, AIMA

08.45 AM - 09.00 AM

Keynote Speaker

The Hon Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary, The Government of the HKSAR

09.00 AM - 09.15 AM

Keynote Speaker

Ashley Alder, JP, CEO, SFC, Hong Kong

09.15 AM - 10.00 AM

Founders Chat

Key Insights of Notable Hedge Fund Managers in APAC

Moderator: Jack Inglis, CEO, AIMA

Danny Yong, CIO and Founding Partner, Dymon Asia Capital

Christopher Botsford, Co-Founder, Joint CIO, ADM Capital

Wesley Wong, Founder and CIO, Oxbow Capital Management

10.00 AM - 10.45 AM

High-level Insights from Regulators

Moderator: Jiri Krol, Deputy CEO and Global Head of Government Affairs, AIMA

Eric Pan, Director of the Office of International Affairs, CFTC​

Regina Thoele, Senior Vice President, Compliance, NFA

Scott O’Malia, CEO, ISDA (Former Commissioner of the CFTC) 

Yasumasa Tahara, Director, Strategy Development Division, FSA

10.45 AM - 11.15 AM

Coffee & Bagel

An opportunity to engage with exhibitors and other delegates

AM Breakout Session
(11:15 AM - 11:55 AM / 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM)

11.15 AM - 11.55 AM

BREAKOUT 1: Impactful Tax Considerations for Private Funds 2019

Moderator: Ben Mak, CEO, LIM Advisors

Darren Bowdern, Partner, Tax, Head of Alternative Investments, Hong Kong, KPMG

Florence Yip, JP, Asia Pacific Tax Leader, Asset & Wealth Management and Financial Services, PwC

Kennan Castel-Fodor, Registered Foreign Lawyer, Baker McKenzie

Paul Ho, Partner, Hong Kong Financial Services Tax Leader, EY

Kam Bahra, COO, Double Haven

BREAKOUT 2: Environmental, Social, Governance – Why Should You Care?

Moderator: Manoj Nihalani, APAC Head of Financing Advisory, BofAML

Chris Johnson, Senior Product Manager, Market Data, HSBC Securities Services

Hannah Cassidy, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Hardik Shah, ESG Practice Lead, GMO

Matt Bower, Partner, Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Allen & Overy

Sammie Leung, Partner, PwC

BREAKOUT 3: Global Markets Strategy Update  Landmines and Diamonds

Ajay Kapur, Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific & Gems Strategist, BofAML

Michael Kurtz, Strategist, RAYS Capital Partners Ltd

BREAKOUT 4: APAC Regulation – Current Hot Topics

Moderator: Mark Shipman, Partner, Head of Global Funds and Investment Management Group, Clifford Chance

James Gaden, Partner, Walkers 

Natalie Curtis, Of Counsel, Financial Services Regulatory, Singapore, Herbert Smith Freehills

Nikki Bentley, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Scott Carnachan, Consultant, Deacons

12.00 PM - 12.40 PM

BREAKOUT 5: All-Things-Tech  Where Should You Be Focusing?

Moderator: Felix Kan, Director, Cyber Security & Privacy, PwC

Bob Feng, Director of APAC Business, Enfusion​

Gaven Cheong, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

Iosif Ziman, CTO, BFAM Partners Ltd

Peter Myners, Partner, Allen & Overy

BREAKOUT 6: Operations Redefined  Building Tomorrow's Operating Platform

Moderator: Avijit Choudhury, Executive Director, Head of Capital & Consulting Services, APAC, UBS AG

Celia Choh, Managing Director, Asia, SS&C GlobeOp

John Buckley, COO, APAC, Citadel

Melvyn Ford, Head of Sales APAC, Optimization, CME Group

Murray Steel, COO, Asia Pacific, Man Group

BREAKOUT 7: Death by Data  Issues, Challenges and Solutions

Moderator: Mark Wightman, Partner, APAC Advisory Leader, EY

Audrey Woon, Managing Director, Head of Asia Prime Services Hedge Fund Consulting, Goldman Sachs

Mark Nelligan, , Managing Director, Head of Alternative Investment Services and Structured Products, Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon

Rawen Huang, Head of Greater China Strategies, Oasis Management

Ross Crawford, General Counsel, Asia, Millennium Management LLC

BREAKOUT 8: Show Me the Money (CNY) – Accessing Market Opportunities

Moderator: Ying White, Partner, Head of China Funds and Investment Management Group, Clifford Chance 

Cicely Sun, Managing Director, Head of Institutional Business, China, Allianz Global Investors

Fred Tian, Director, Client Advisory, Winton Capital Asia

Patrick Wong, Head of China Sales and Business Development, HSBC Securities Services

Perry Qiu, President, MD, Ping An Trust 

12.40 PM - 01.55 PM

NETWORKING LUNCHEON - Man Ho Chinese Restaurant

SpeedTalk Stream

BREAKOUT 12: In Conversation  How to Stand Out!

A mentor-mentee dialogue – Questions you've always wanted answered

Kate Tsoi, Analyst, Asia Prime Services Hedge Fund Consulting, Goldman Sachs

Robyn Grew, CAO and General Counsel, Man Group

BREAKOUT 13: Show Me the Money (INR)  Accessing Market Opportunities


Moderator: Shaan Chainani, Secured Financing Services & Delta One Sales, Société Générale

Marcus Ng, CFO, Ward Ferry Management

R. Vijayendiran, CEO, Sundaram Alternate Assets Ltd

Siddharth Shah, Senior Partner, Khaitan & Co

Victor Gusak, Asia Head of Sales Listed Futures, Options and OTC Derivatives, Goldman Sachs  

BREAKOUT 14: Show Me the Money (JPY)  Accessing Market Opportunities

Moderator: Ed J. Rogers, CEO & CIO, Rogers Investment Advisors K.K.

Christopher P. Wells, Partner, Morgan Lewis

Daniel P. McNicholas, Head of Capital Introductions, Nomura​

Kong Hean Lee, Portfolio Manager, Co-Founder, Cecil Street Capital Management

SpeedTalk 3: Eyes Wide Open  Hiring for the Future

Martin Tan, Executive Director, The Majurity Trust

Gary Ng, Tangent Apprentice, Dymon Asia Capital

PM Breakout Sessions
(1:55 PM - 2:35 PM / 2:40 PM - 3:20 PM)
SpeedTalk Stream
(1:55 PM - 2:35 PM / 2:40 PM - 3:20 PM)

SpeedTalk 1: Hard Returns from Soft Skills  Personal Development

Crystal Lim-Lange, Co-Founder & CEO, Forest Wolf   

Dr Greg Lim-Lange, Co-Founder & Chief Psychologist, Forest Wolf

01.55 PM - 02.35 PM

01.55 PM - 02.35 PM

BREAKOUT 9: Has the Well Run Dry?

Key Marketing and Fund-raising Challenges

Moderator: Sidney Ma, Head of Investor Relations, Springs Capital

Adeline Tan, Wealth Business Leader, Mercer

Jayne Bok, Head of Investments, Asia, Willis Towers Watson

Melody Yang, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

Michael Wong, Partner, Dechert

Michelle Lloyd, Partner and Head of Irish Desk, Maples Group

BREAKOUT 10: Tech Investing  Stepping into the Promised Land

Moderator: Professor Joseph Cherian, Professor of Finance and Director, Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments, NUS Business School

Hamlin Zhao, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates 

Jeffrey Zielinski, CIO, APTA Investments

Karen Contet Farzam, Founder & CEO, AngelHub - WHub

Matt O'Neill, Asia Co-Head, Principal Strategic Investment, Goldman Sachs​

Co-created with the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association

02.40 PM - 03.20 PM

BREAKOUT 11: Picking New Pockets – Seeders, Family Offices, Smaller Offices, Private Banks

Moderator: Lorraine Wong, Head of Prime Brokerage, Morgan Stanley

Jane McBride, Partner & Head of SFC Licensing, Compliance & Regulatory Team, Deacons

Johannes Kaps, CEO & Co-Founder, HS Group

Kim Chew, Principal, PJT Park Hill

Richard Johnston, Managing Director, Albourne Partners

02.40 PM - 03.20 PM

SpeedTalk 2: Grow & Harvest – Key to Talent Longevity

Candice Yip, Sr. HR Business Partner, APAC, Point72 Asset Management

SpeedTalk 4: Stairway to Health – Important Wellness Tips

Dr. Lauren Bramley, Founder and Managing Director, Lauren Bramley & Partners, Hong Kong

The SpeedTalk stream will happen concurrently with the PM Breakout Sessions. Attendees can choose between Breakout 9, 10, 11 / 12, 13, 14 or the SpeedTalk Stream

SpeedTalk Stream

03.20 PM - 03.35 PM


An opportunity to engage with exhibitors and other delegates

03.35 PM - 03.40 PM


Presenter: Wendy Leung, Assistant Director, Asia Pacific, CAIA

03.40 PM - 04.20 PM

Acorns of APAC  Emerging Manager Outreach

Moderator: Alex Howarth, Executive Director, Capital & Consulting Group, JP Morgan 

Jennifer Ross, COO, Keyrock Capital Management

Marc Parrott, Partner, Harneys​

Nick Bloom, COO, Ovata Capital Management

Thomas Wong, CIO, Optimas Capital  

04.20 PM - 04.55 PM

The Meeting of Minds  An Industry Conversation

Chris Gradel, PAG Founder and CIO, Absolute Returns
Enoch Fung, Head of Market Development, HKMA

Jack Inglis, CEO, AIMA

Robyn Grew, CAO and General Counsel, Man Group

Ted Lee, Senior Portfolio Manager, External Portfolio Management, Capital Markets & Factor Investing, CPPIB

Co-created with the Standards Board for Alternative Investments

04.55 PM - 05.00 PM

Curtain Call: The Wrap-up

Katherine Abrat, Chair, AIMA Hong Kong

05.30 PM - 08.30 PM


The Continental- Unit 406, L4 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong


As part of our 20th Anniversary celebration, we will take time to commemorate our past AIMA Chairs.