Opportunities and Challenges in China's Asset Management Sector to Be Discussed at Fifth Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and
Opportunities and Challenges in China's Asset Management Sector to Be Discussed at Fifth Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and Banking Forum
SHANGHAI, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/24/13 -- The latest developments in China's asset management sector and the implications for asset managers and investors in Asia, particularly China and Singapore, are set to be discussed at the upcoming fifth Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and Banking Forum.
To be held in Shanghai on 31 July 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Pudong, the Forum is organised by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School's Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments (CAMRI) with the aim of fostering a deeper understanding among industry professionals and scholars of the challenges and opportunities in the finance sectors of China and Singapore.
The Forum, themed 'China's Asset Management Industry: The Opportunities and Challenges,' will be moderated by Professor Joseph Cherian, Director of CAMRI at NUS Business School. The event will feature expert panellists including Professor Anthony Neoh, Dean's Visiting Professor at NUS Business School and former Chief Adviser, China Securities Regulatory Commission; Dr Qian Jun, Chief Executive Officer, Hwabao Trust; Ms Jasmine Lim, Deputy General Manager, Ping An UOB Fund Management Company; Mr Peter Alexander, Managing Director, Z-Ben Advisors; and Mr Huang Jingsheng, Partner, TPG Growth and RMB Funds.
Key topics that will be discussed at the Forum include the liberalisation and exponential growth of assets under management in China; future trends and the fiduciary obligations; China's Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) and Renminbi Foreign Institutional Investor (RFII) programmes; and the alignment and rationalisation of trust, insurance and other companies offering asset management products.
Professor Cherian explained: "Following the phenomenal growth in fiduciary and private assets under management in China, and the recent announcement by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) naming Singapore as the first regional financial centre outside China to have a yuan-clearing bank, many new opportunities have arisen for both countries' banks and asset managers. China's regulatory environment and policies are also rapidly modernising to keep pace with the country's development. This Forum provides an important platform for understanding the latest trends in asset management in the two countries in particular, and Asia in general."
The Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and Banking Forum was established in 2008 with a S$3 million donation from the then-Chairman of United Overseas Bank (UOB), Dr Wee Cho Yaw, and his family. The inaugural Forum was held in Beijing in August 2010 in conjunction with the 20th anniversary celebration of diplomatic relations between Singapore and China.
Since then, the venue of the annual event has alternated between the two countries. The Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and Banking Forum was last held in Singapore in 2012 with the theme of 'The Internationalisation of the Renminbi.'
This year, the half day Forum features a panel discussion session and question-and-answer session. Industry professionals are welcome to attend. More information about the Forum can be found at http://bschool.nus.edu/tabid/3339/Default.aspx
About NUS Business School
The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School is known for providing management thought leadership from an Asian perspective, enabling its students and corporate partners to leverage global knowledge and Asian insights.
The school has consistently received top rankings in the Asia-Pacific region by independent publications and agencies, such as The Financial Times, Economist Intelligence Unit, and QS Top MBA, in recognition of the quality of its programmes, faculty research and graduates. In the Financial Times Global Rankings, the NUS MBA is ranked 36th in 2013, while the UCLA - NUS Executive MBA and Asia-Pacific Executive MBA were ranked 5th and 26th respectively in 2012.
In the biannual 2011 Forbes rankings for two-year MBA programmes, NUS Business School was ranked the top school in Singapore and Asia, and fourth among business schools outside the United States -- the first time a Singapore business school made the list. The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranked the school first in Asia and 8th in the world for accounting and finance.
The school is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), and is a member of the GMAC Council, Executive MBA Council, Partnership in Management (PIM) and CEMS (Community of European Management Schools) -- endorsements and affiliation with organisations of high repute in the education circle that the school has met the highest standards for business education.
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About Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments
The Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) of NUS Business School is committed to the continuous improvement of applied research and pedagogy in investment management to better prepare our students for the professional Asian asset management field. CAMRI also develops and conducts public lectures, applied finance seminars, forums and conferences in the field of asset management. Given the robust growth and importance of asset and wealth management in Asia, CAMRI is uniquely and strongly positioned to bridge the gap between academic theory and applied practice.
For more information, please visit bschool.nus.edu.sg/CAMRI
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