As we enter 2019, the uncertainties about the health of the world economy are increasing. For investors and investment managers, where to find opportunities is perhaps more challenging than ever. Will China become a favorite investment destination, particularly when the country is in the midst of US-China trade war and its economy is showing signs of a slowdown? This will be expounded in the panel discussion at the Forum by experts with deep knowledge of and first-hand experience in investment in China and beyond.
Mr Du leads the fixed income and equity strategies division with a particular focus on serving Chinese investors in overseas markets. Previously, Mr Du worked as the Partner and Managing Director at Yaozhi Asset Management Co., LLP. He also served as Director of the RMB and China Strategy as well as Head of the China Desk at Thomson Reuters. He has been pivotal in building the RMB community in London where he co-founded the RMB interest Group in 2013. In 2015, Yang was awarded the Chinese Business Leaders Award for International Contribution. He is also a frequent speaker at global conferences and visiting professor at the University of Cambridge.
Ms Wang is the co-Founder of the RMB Interest Group, a London-based think tank providing a platform for the sharing of insight and development of RMB internationalisation. She has experiences as a physical copper trader, metals broker and mining advisor working for companies including Glencore, Sempra Metals and Brook Hunt. She previously served as the Non-Executive Director of Levmet Holdings and arbitrators panelist on the London Metal Exchange. Having worked in the sector for over 25 years, she has broad and in-depth knowledge in the non-ferrous mining and metals industry.
Ms Yan leads the China markets strategy and research team at ICBC Standard. Her focus is to deliver China macroeconomic and market insights to internal and external stakeholders. Her team launched the Belt and Road Economic Indices, which offers unique insight into China’s increasing connectivity with emerging economies. Prior to joining ICBCS, Jinny was a London-based Senior Economist at Standard Chartered Bank. She covered key China-Europe macro topics with a focus on RMB internationalisation. Heading up the European RMB Solutions team, Jinny chaired the Education and Marketing stream of the City of London’s Renminbi initiative.
Mr Lu has more than 13 years of experience in financial market and institutional investment including asset allocation, hedging strategies, risk management and research. He is a core member of the Prudential UK investment team which oversees the investment of one of the largest multi-asset funds in Europe (AUM £130bn). His focus is investment strategies including hedging and capital management. Previously Mr Lu was a senior investment manager at Aviva where he also held role of derivatives portfolio manager. He started his career with Willis Towers Watson where he designed and implemented investment strategies with sovereign wealth funds, pension and insurance funds.