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Overview

As the financial services industry encounters unprecedented changes, understanding the transformation of its talent landscape is crucial for staying competitive.

What are the major sociodemographic trends that have emerged in the global market for talents in the finance and investment industry? What talent policies and strategies do governments and firms have in place to recruit and retain the talents?

Tune in to this on-demand webinar to learn about HKIMR’s latest research report “Advancing Talent Development in Financial Services: Emerging Global Trends and their Impact on Hong Kong”. In addition, a distinguished panel of industry leaders also shared their insights on talent development, offering perspectives from the global scene, the Asia-Pacific region, and the Greater Bay Area.

Speakers:

  • Manda Chan, deputy secretary (financial services), Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, The HKSAR Government
  • Jasmine Lee, managing partner, EY Hong Kong and Macau
  • Kher Sheng Lee, managing director, co-head of apac and deputy global head of government affairs, AIMA
  • Lapman Lee, professor of practice in fintech & financial services innovation, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Paul Moody, managing director, global partnerships & client solutions, CFA Institute
  • Dr. Giorgio Valente, head, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research

Moderator:

  • Enoch Fung, chief executive officer, Hong Kong Academy of Finance (AoF), executive director, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research

Duration: 1hr 23mins 

Recorded on 16 April 2024

Speakers

Manda Chan
Manda Chan

Ms Manda Chan is Deputy Secretary (Financial Services) of the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. She oversees policies of financial services, with a portfolio covering policies and legislation relating to the securities and futures markets, financial infrastructure, banking and monetary matters as well as financial market development. She is also the head of the Hong Kong delegation to the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing.

Ms Chan has rich experience in public administration involving diverse policy areas, including rehabilitation, narcotics, and commerce and economic development.

Enoch Fung
Enoch Fung

Mr Enoch Fung is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance (AoF). In this capacity, he also serves as the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research (HKIMR), the research arm of the AoF.

Mr Fung joined the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in 2011, and had worked in various areas including the financial stability surveillance, market development, and international financial cooperation initiatives. Mr Fung has been on secondment from the HKMA to the AoF to take up the CEO post since July 2023. Prior to joining the HKMA, Mr Fung was a Senior Economist with Goldman Sachs (Asia), where he specialised in Asia-Pacific macroeconomic and investment research. Mr Fung holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics from the University of Auckland, and a Master of Commerce degree in Advanced Economics from the University of New South Wales.

Jasmine Lee
Jasmine Lee

Jasmine is the Managing Partner of the EY member firms in Hong Kong and Macau, overseeing all aspects of business operations in these locations. She also spearheads the EY Greater Bay Area (GBA) Center of Excellence, championing greater integration and cooperation within the GBA.

Jasmine joined EY Hong Kong in 2013 and led the firm’s financial Services Practices before assuming her current leadership role. Previously, she spent 12 years working in Mainland China across several locations including Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.

With over 25 years of experience in providing various and comprehensive professional services to clients in the financial services industry, Jasmine is a trusted and valued advisor to C-suite executives and has deep expertise in leading business growth and optimization, digital transformation and innovation, and overseas investment and acquisition initiatives for major financial institutions across Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Jasmine is passionate about and active in supporting the development of accounting professionals and the broader professional services community in Hong Kong. She holds board, council, and committee member roles in a number of prominent professional and industrial organisations. She is currently a Council Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), a council member of the Hong Kong Management Association, China Committee Member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC), China Committee Member of the Association of Women Accountants (HK) Ltd., the Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD), Board Member of the World Green Organisation (WGO), Member of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance (AoF), and Chairman (Bronze) of the GBA Economic and Trade Association.

Kher Sheng Lee
Kher Sheng Lee

Kher Sheng leads AIMA’s policy and regulatory initiatives in the APAC region and also operates as a senior ambassador for AIMA and the industry it represents. In his role, he works closely together with Michael Bugel (his Co-Head of APAC) to shape and deliver AIMA’s strategy for the APAC region. He is commended by the Financial Times in the FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers which observed he "has played an important role developing asset management standards in Hong Kong". He has been named to the Corporate Counsel 100: Asia Pacific by the global legal rankings publication Legal 500 which identifies "an array of the most influential and innovative in-house lawyers in Asia".

Kher Sheng received his LL.B (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore law school, and is admitted to practise law in Singapore (Advocate & Solicitor), Hong Kong (Solicitor) and England & Wales (Solicitor-Advocate with full rights of audience in all criminal and civil proceedings in the higher courts). He is appointed a Notary Public by the Chief Judge of the High Court of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb). He is an accredited mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre, and UK CEDR (for both commercial and workplace mediation). He is trained in negotiation and mediation with the Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation. Kher Sheng has lived and worked in Singapore, London and Hong Kong. He is a CFA and CAIA charter holder.

Lapman Lee
Lapman Lee

Lapman Lee is a Professor of Practice in FinTech & Financial Services Innovation at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he focuses on Sustainable Finance and SustainTech, and the governance, risk management and control (GRC) aspects of digitalization and emerging technology adoption in asset management, banking, and insurance.

He brings 20+ years of financial services industry experience as a former Deloitte financial services advisory and relationship Partner, Duff & Phelps Managing Director, and Financial Engineering/ Structured Financier at Rabobank.

Lapman is active in his industry roles as Vice Chairperson of the British Chamber Financial Markets Committee, Committee Co-Chair of the HK FinTech Association, and is a trusted advisor to regulators, start-ups and venture capital firms.

Paul Moody
Paul Moody

Paul Moody directs the organization’s regional, marketing and customer experience strategy, and leads the teams who work with the 160 local CFA societies around the world. His priorities include deepening our society and institutional relationships, accelerating our B2B and B2C sales and distribution capabilities, bringing new professional educational products to market, and driving revenue growth across our product portfolio.

Prior to joining CFA Institute, Mr. Moody enjoyed a 30-year career in asset management, including more than 20 years at Aviva Investors leading strategic partnerships, business strategy, and execution of the Client Solutions business plan. He embedded environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into client solutions — in particular, a climate transition suite of funds across liquid and illiquid assets and smart beta ESG/climate enhanced solutions. Prior to Aviva Investors, Mr. Moody worked at Henderson Global Investors Limited, NPI, and National Westminster Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wolverhampton and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

He is based in the London, UK office.

Giorgio Valente
Giorgio Valente

Giorgio Valente currently heads the Hong Kong Institute of Monetary and Financial Research (HKIMR), the research arm of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance. He is also a Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER) and Associate Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Previously, Giorgio held academic positions at, among others, the University of Warwick, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong. His work has been published in leading journals in finance and economics. He served as co-Editor of Applied Financial Economics and Applied Financial Economics Letters and he is currently on the editorial board of the Pacific Economic Review and the Journal of Financial Studies. Over the years, and prior to his current role, he visited and consulted for several institutions including the US Federal Reserve, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Bank for International Settlements.

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