AsiaHedge’s inaugural China Forum is attracting a star-studded list of speakers, with Sun Jie, chairman of Asset Management Association of China (AMAC), set to deliver a keynote address. The China Forum will take place on 12 September 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Shanghai.
Carved out of the China Securities Regulatory Commission to oversee hedge funds, AMAC will act as a self-regulatory body for hedge funds in China, and will play a pivotal role in the development of a world-class hedge fund industry in the country.
Chairman Sun Jie will talk about the evolving legislation and other growth parameters around the domestic hedge fund industry, as well as the emerging opportunities for global and local hedge fund managers in China.
With a PhD in economics from Beijing University and a master of MPA from Harvard, Sun Jie has held several key roles prior to AMAC. These include being in charge of China policy at the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, as well as stints as director general of the Department of Fund Supervision at CSRC, director general of the Department of International Cooperation of CSRC, and third secretary in the economic team of the Chinese Mission to the United Nations.
Some of the biggest names in the China sunshine/private funds industry will also be speaking at the AsiaHedge China Forum, including Wang Qing, president of Chongyang Investment Management; Yang Ling, president and chief strategist at StarRock Investment Management; and Jenny Tian, managing partner and senior portfolio manager at Springs Capital.
Other heavyweight speakers confirmed for the September event include Yifei Li, China chair for Man Group; Xiaoli Deng, president and COO at Prudence Investment Management; Tony Hsu, portfolio manager for Asian equities at Dalton Investments; and Hubert Tse, committee member of Absolute Return Investment Management and partner at Boss & Young.
The Forum, which is expected to be attended by top industry players, could not be held at a more opportune time. While brand-new regulation is sculpting the ecosystem for a true hedge fund industry to emerge in China, domestic/global hedge fund managers and service providers are blueprinting strategies to build long-term businesses in the country.
The Forum will debate all the key issues, such as the evolution of the China sunshine/private funds into world-class hedge funds, as well as the advantages of domestic funds in China establishing overseas offices and launching offshore vehicles to access international capital.
While policy-makers will throw light on the direction of the current and future legislation for hedge funds in China (including the new Securities Investment Fund Law, which came into effect on 1 June), hedge fund managers and investors will debate the investment and business-building opportunities in this high-potential market.
Finally, the Forum will touch upon the prospects for QDLP (Qualified Domestic Limited Partner) programme, which for the first time will allow international managers to access domestic capital in China.
We expect the China Forum to serve as an unrivalled source of intelligence on the exciting growth of the China hedge fund industry going forward, and we look forward to seeing you in Shanghai on 12 September.
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