Hong Kong, 29 July 2020

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (EuroCham) is pleased to announce the publication of its latest position paper on the asset management industry in Hong Kong and Europe which has been prepared by Eurocham’s Financial Services Business Council (FSBC), with contributions from industry.

Despite the current uncertainty generated by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, EuroCham believes that the long term opportunities for the growth and development of the asset management industry in Hong Kong and Europe remain strong. The paper seeks to highlight recent developments in the asset management industry in both Hong Kong and Europe and identify how those developments will impact industry participants. A key goal of the paper is to foster dialogue between stakeholders in Hong Kong and Europe through increased cooperation and collaboration. The paper seeks to summarise key industry developments including the establishment of Wealth Management Connect, the development of the ETF industry in Hong Kong, the introduction of open-ended fund companies, and limited partnership funds in Hong Kong and broader trends relating to green finance, ESG investing, cryptocurrency and FinTech.

The Authors

Ching Yng Choi

Ching Yng Choi setup CYC Asia Europe Consulting Ltd. based in Hong Kong to provide advisory services to enterprises of all sizes in Greater China and Europe. Anchored with the best practices from the East and the West, she helps corporates build and communicate on strategies, augment governance and efficiency. Ching has also been involved with the Financial Services Business Council at the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, which she now chairs since Jan 2020.

Michelle Lloyd

Michelle is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group’s Hong Kong office. She provides full service Irish funds solutions to Asian-based clients. She has broad experience advising on the establishment, authorisation and operation of various types of UCITS and AIFs, including the governance and distribution of such entities.

Mohamed M’Rabti

Mohamed is a Director and Deputy Head of Global Capital Markets and Funds, is responsible for Euroclear’s ETFs, FundSettle platform and Global Reach markets in APAC. Mohamed works closely with the exchange traded products, investment funds industries, fixed income authorities and infrastructures in emerging markets to deliver cross-border solutions that are fully aligned to clients’ requirements and the industry’s developments.

Aidan O’Regan

Aidan is an associate of Maples and Calder’s Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group’s Hong Kong office. He advises on the establishment, authorisation and operation of Irish regulated investment funds including UCITS and AIFs, and on the establishment of Cayman Islands investment funds, in particular those distributed to Japanese investors. He advises service providers to such funds including promoters, administrators, custodians and investment managers.

And contributing article from Jane McBride, Partner & Lavita Pong, Associate at Deacons

For more information, please contact EuroCham’s Manager, Núria Sau (nuria.sau@eurocham.com.hk)

To download the Asset Management paper 2020, please click here: Asset Management Paper 2020