Vidak Radonjic is the CEO of The Beryl Consulting Group. He is an investment executive who thrives in entrepreneurial environments that value teamwork, creativity, independent thought and leadership.  In the late 1990s, after working for some of the world's largest investment banks including UBS and Morgan Stanley, he founded a fintech company that provides analytics to the hedge fund industry. In 2004, he founded The Beryl Consulting Group, an investments consulting firm, that advises mainly family offices on their allocations in alternative investments.

Mr. Radonjic has a unique blend of expertise across alternative and traditional asset classes and served as a member of the investment committee team at firms.  He has developed an in-depth expertise in launching alternative asset management businesses and has invested in long/short equities, event driven, credit, emerging markets, and global macro strategies. He possesses a strong ability to develop sophisticated and compelling investment strategies and has performed due diligence on over thousand managers across the U.S./Europe/Asia resulting in over a billion dollar allocations since 2002. He is an expert guest speaker on global markets and geopolitics on CCTV (中央电视台), Bloomberg TV and i24 News and is frequently quoted in the financial press. Mr. Radonjic holds dual Masters degrees from Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs, and Lubin School of Business, Pace University.


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Eric Yu is the Founder & CEO of Global Tone Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (GTCOM). GTCOM is a world-leading big data and artificial intelligence company. With advanced NLP and sematic computing technologies, it collects, mines and analyzes massive global data, builds industrial knowledge graphs, algorithm models and visualization platforms for finance, technology, industry, smart city, national security, consulting and multiple other sectors, and provides global corporate users with comprehensive cutting-edge scenario-based solutions powered by big data and AI.


Robert Koepp


Robert Koepp serves as director and the chief economist of the Corporate Network in Hong Kong for The Economist Group, parent company of the weekly publication, "The Economist". An active writer, speaker, and commentator, he has authored two full-length books, "Betting on China: Chinese Stocks, American Stock Markets, and the Wagers on a New Dynamic in Global Capitalism" and "Clusters of Creativity: Enduring Lessons on Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley and Europe’s Silicon Fen". Reports he has authored under The Economist brand include "Learning from disruption", "Digital Asia", "China gets its game on", "China’s 'One Belt, One Road'", and annual instalments of the "Asia Business Outlook Survey". He speaks on television and at public forums on such topics as China’s economic rise, the US-China trade war, comparative innovation models between East and West, financial markets, global technology, economic and geopolitical trends throughout Asia, and related topics concerning Asia and the world. Rob graduated from Pomona College with a degree in Asian Studies and earned an MBA from the University of Cambridge. He speaks, reads, and writes fluent Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

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吴晓灵 Xiaoling WU


Former deputy governor of the PBOC and former director of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange

Graduated from the Graduate School of the People's Bank of China. On March 5, 2008, at the first meeting of the 11th National People's Congress, she was elected as the vice chairman of the 11th National People's Congress Financial and Economic Committee. On December 12, 2011, she won Economic Figure of the Year in China. In March 2012, she served as Dean of the Wudaokou Finance College of Tsinghua University. She is also the author of "The New Round of Reform in China", "China's Financial Deepening and Financial Reform".

毕业于中国人民银行研究生部。 2008年3月5日,在第十一届全国人民代表大会第一次会议上,当选为第十一届全国人民代表大会财政经济委员会副主任委员。2011年12月12日,获得中国经济年度人物称号。2012年3月,担任清华大学五道口金融学院院长。著有《新一轮改革中的中国》、《中国的金融深化与金融改革》等。


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Teck Kin joined UOB as an economist in 2006. In his current role as Executive Director in Global Economics and Markets Research, he is responsible for macroeconomic and foreign exchange research with a primary focus on China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and secondary coverage for the ASEAN region. As a member of the Research team, he presents the team’s market views regularly to the Bank’s management team and clients in Singapore and the region. Teck Kin has more than ten years of experience in macroeconomic and equity research. Fluent in English and Mandarin, Teck Kin is interviewed frequently by local and international print and broadcast media, as well as financial newswires on the economic and market outlook. Prior to UOB, Teck Kin held various positions in equity and credit analysis in other financial institutions in Singapore, Canada and Taiwan. Teck Kin graduated with a Master's degree in economics and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.




Elaine Ng, CFA joined the MSCI ESG Research team in Sept 2015 as Executive Director, Client Coverage for Asia. Based in Hong Kong, she is responsible for promoting MSCI’s ESG Research suite of investment solutions to clients in the region. Elaine was formerly a member of MSCI’s Risk Analytics Consulting team since joining in June 2011. She has over 17 years of experience in the financial sector and has spent 14 years specializing in investment analytics. In her previous role, she was responsible for the retention of the risk management analytics book of clients across Asia. Over the span of her career, she has been involved in product development and delivery of analytical solutions to institutional clients, investment managers and hedge funds. Elaine has a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from National University of Singapore and a Masters of Applied Finance from Singapore Management University. She is also a CFA Charterholder.

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Qi Wang is the founder and CEO of MegaTrust Investment (HK). Prior to joining MegaTrust, Qi was the Head of China Equity Research at MSCI Inc. Before joining MSCI, Qi was the Chief Investment Officer at China Everbright, he founded the company’s asset management department with US$1 billion of AUM. Prior to CEL, Qi was an Investment Director and portfolio manager at hedge fund manager Elliott Advisors. Before joining Elliott, Qi was an equity research analyst for UBS AG in New York and Hong Kong. He co-founded the firm’s Global Tech Strategy Group, and was an author of the award-winning “The Weekly Global Tech Journey”, a think piece on global tech investing. Qi began his career as a Financial Analyst in the Global Investment Research Department at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a double-degree in mathematics and electrical engineering in 1997. Qi has been a CFA charterholder since 2003.


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Head of Greater China Partner 大中华区主管,董事合伙人 / OLIVER WYMAN 奥纬咨询

Peter Reynolds is a Partner in the Finance and Risk practice based in Oliver Wyman's Hong Kong Office. Peter has worked in depth with major financial institutions across the US, Europe and Middle East, focusing on ALM and credit risk across both retail and wholesale assets. He joined the firm in February 2004 from a generalist strategy consulting firm. Peter holds a Bachelor's degree from Oxford University in History and Economics, and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD.

雷韬润是奥纬咨询香港办公室金融风险业务的董事合伙人。他与美国、欧洲和中东的主要金融机构进行了深入的合作,专注于零售和批发资产的ALM 和信用风险。他于 2004 年 2 月从一个全面战略咨询公司加入了奥纬咨询。 雷韬润拥有牛津大学历史和经济学学士学位,以及与欧洲工商管理学院认证的MBA 学位。


史纪良 Jiliang SHI


Former Deputy Governor of the People's Bank of China; Former Vice Vhairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission

He has put a lot of effort into the reform of China's state-owned commercial banks. He firmly insisted that state-owned commercial banks should truly realize the transformation of the reincarnation, instead of relying solely on the shareholding system or listing to resolve the contradictions. He strives to create a good external environment for state-owned banks, enabling them to establish mechanisms to adapt to market operations. He was soberly aware that the risks of the financial industry could not be underestimated, and called for the long-term institutionalization of maintaining financial stability and the establishment of a long-term mechanism for risk management in the banking industry.


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Michael Weinberg


For 25 years Michael Weinberg has invested directly at the security level and indirectly as an asset allocator in traditional and alternative asset classes. He is a Managing Director, Head of Hedge Funds and Alternative Alpha, at APG. Previously he was the Chief Investment Officer at MOV37 and Protege Partners. Michael is also an Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance at Columbia Business School, where he teaches Institutional Investing, an advanced MBA course that he created. He is the Co-Founder of the Artificial Intelligence Finance Institute - AIFI. Michael also testifies as an expert witness in financial and technology litigation. He was a portfolio manager and global head of equities at FRM, a multi-strategy investment solutions provider. Prior to that, Michael was a portfolio manager at Soros, the macro fund and family office, and at Credit Suisse. Before that he was a Real Estate analyst at Dean Witter. Michael is a board member of AIMA and on its Research Committee. He is on the management advisory council for the Michael Price Student Investment Fund and a Special Advisor to The Tokyo University of Science’s Endowment. Michael is a founder and board member of Project Punch Card, a not-for-profit organization. He is a member of The Economic Club of New York. Michael is a former Chair at CFANY, where he has received multiple awards, including Volunteer of the Year. He is a research contributor to The World Economic Forum on the impact of AI on Finance. Michael is a published author, having written for The New York Times, Institutional Investor and investment books. He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC, Bloomberg and Reuters. Michael is a frequent panelist, moderator and lecturer for investment banks, institutional and family office organizations and business schools, including SALT and Harvard. Michael has a BS from New York University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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史建平 Jianping SHI


Vice President of Central University of Finance and Economics

He is the Chief Editor or Editor of 20 undergraduate and postgraduate textbooks and monographs. He has published more than 70 academic papers at home and abroad, and has hosted or participated in more than 10 national key projects and provincial and ministerial projects. He also hosted or participated in 3 provincial-level scientific research projects, 2 municipal-level scientific research projects, 8 school-level and horizontal scientific research projects, and hosted or participated in 9 provincial-level educational reform projects and curriculum construction materials.

主编或参编本科、研究生教材、专著20部,在国内外公开发表学术论文70余篇,主持或参与国家重点项目和省部级课题10余项。 主持或参与省级科研项目3项,市级科研项目2项,校级和横向科研项目8项,主持或参与省级教改项目及课程建设教材建设9项。

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Gurraj S. Sangha


Gurraj Sangha is the Global Head of Risk and Market Intelligence for State Street Verus and leads a risk and investment strategy team for an artificial intelligence platform that integrates machine learning, natural language processing, portfolio and risk management, and human experiences to explore connections and extract relevant insights between market-moving events and multi-asset class portfolios. Mr. Sangha is an accomplished global macro portfolio manager, strategist, and risk manager, with over 20 years’ experience. He has advised firms on developing quantamental approaches to trading --- strategies at the intersection of structural, statistical, and fundamental trading, utilizing data science, machine learning on both structured and unstructured data, and behavioral analytics. Further, he has led several investment strategy and risk management teams and held a number of senior positions, including Chief Investment Strategist at a $6 billion global macro volatility hedge fund, and Senior Global Macro Trader at a $400 million hedge fund. Mr. Sangha began his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co.,in the Global Investment Research Division. He received honors at the International Mathematics Olympiad, served on the Canadian Mathematics Olympic Team, and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brown University.

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邢精平 Jingping XING


Deputy General Manager of Shenzhen Securities Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Graduated from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics with a Doctorate in management. From August 2000 to October 2003, he worked at the Nanjing Branch of the People's Bank of China. In October 2003, he entered the Shenzhen Stock Exchange postdoctoral workstation (Tsinghua University postdoctoral mobile station) to conduct index derivative products research. In August 2005, he entered the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Derivatives Group to engage in equity derivative product development. Since February of 2006, he has participated in the preparatory work for the China Financial Futures Exchange, mainly engaged in contract design and system construction. At present, he has published more than 30 papers in newspapers such as Economic Research, Financial Research and People's Daily (Overseas Version), presided over or mainly wrote research projects such as “National Postdoctoral Science Fund” and “Shanghai Composite Index Joint”. Item, published a monograph (co-author).

毕业于西南财经大学,获管理学博士学位。2000年8月至2003年10月,曾就职于中国人民银行南京分行。2003年10月,进入深圳证券交易所博士后工作站(清华大学博士后流动站)从事指数衍生产品研究。2005年8月,进入深圳证券交易所衍生产品小组从事股权类衍生产品开发工作。2006年2月至今,参与中国金融期货交易所筹建工作,主要从事合约设计与制度构建工作。 目前,已在《经济研究》、《金融研究》及《人民日报(海外版)》等报刊上发表论文30多篇,主持或主要执笔“国家博士后科学基金”与“上证联合”等研究课题6项,出版专著(合著)一本。

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Mark H Leeds is a Tax Transactions & Consulting partner in Mayer Brown's New York office. His practice is focused on the tax consequences of a variety of capital markets products and strategies, including over-the-counter derivative transactions, swaps, tax-exempt derivatives and strategies for efficient utilization of tax attributes—such as net operating losses. Mark advises on the tax aspects of capital markets, structured finance, derivatives, financial products and insurance transactions and has extensive experience working with both buyers and sellers to develop and structure complex derivatives. A significant portion of his work involves the taxation of financial products and trading strategies engaged in by banks and other financial market participants. He also advises on hedge fund and other investment vehicle formation matters. Mark is a former managing director and senior tax counselor with Deutsche Bank in New York. He also served as the general counsel of a credit derivative company and was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, where he led the capital markets tax practice. A frequent writer and speaker on tax topics affecting the capital markets, Mark is also the editor-in-chief of the monthly publication

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Mr. Joseph Zeng (曾晓松先生)is the partner and CEO of Greenwoods Asset Management Hong Kong Ltd. Greenwoods is one of the largest China managers specializing in managing equity long/short investments into Chinese companies listed in HK, China, and the US, based on fundamental research and local due diligence. Its flagship China hedge fund, Golden China Fund, delivered a net return since inception (July 2004) of 1934.7%, or 25.5% annualized, vs 10.35% of MSCI China USD Index per annum. Investors of Greenwoods funds are mostly institutional investors such as endowments, pensions, sovereign wealth funds, and wealthy families from the US, Europe, and Asia. Before joining Greenwoods, Mr. Zeng was an investment banker with JPMorgan, covering the IPOs and M&As of China banks, insurers, and fund managers. Prior to that Mr. Zeng was an equity analyst covering Chinese banks for JP Morgan, when his team was ranked the #2 Asia financial research team in the poll of Institutional Investors. Mr. Zeng graduated with a Master degree in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics (LSE), where he was awarded the Robert Fleming scholarship. He also attended the Master of Intl Finance program of the Graduate School of the People‘s Bank of China (中国人民银行研究生部), which is now Wudaokou School of Finance, Tsinghua University. And he earned the bachelor degree in international finance from Wuhan University. Mr. Zeng was the chairman of the American Alumni Association of the Graduate School of the People’s Bank of China, and the chairman of the Hong Kong Alumni Association of the Graduate School of the People’s Bank of China, respectively. He is also a vice chairman of Huajing Society, a not-for-profit organization aiming to promote the development of relationship between Hong Kong and China Mainland and philanthropic activities.

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谢永林 Yonglin XIE



Since September 2016, he has served as the deputy general manager of Ping An Group and has been the chairman of Ping An Bank since December 2016. Mr. Xie joined Ping An Group in 1994. He started as a grassroots salesman and served as deputy general manager of Ping An Property Insurance Branch, deputy general manager and general manager of Ping An Life Insurance Branch, and general manager of Ping An Life Insurance Marketing Department. From June 2005 to March 2006, he served as deputy director of the Ping An Group Development and Reform Center. From March 2006 to November 2013, he served as the operation director, human resources director and deputy president of Ping An Bank. From November 2013 to November 2016, he served as special assistant, general manager and CEO of Ping An Securities. Mr. Xie is a Ph.D. in Management and a Master of Science degree from Nanjing University.



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Sourav Mazumder is Data Scientist Thought Leader at IBM Analytics working in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Big Data for last 10 years with over 22 years of total IT experience. Sourav has consistently driven business innovation and values through Methodologies and Technologies related to Artificial Intelligence and Data Science transpired through his knowledge, insights, experience and influencing skills across multiple industries including Manufacturing, Insurance, Telecom, Banking, Media, Health Care and Retail industries in USA, Europe, Australia, Japan and India. In last 10 years he has influenced key decision makers in about 7 different fortune 500 companies to adopt Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data related technologies to address complex business needs through use of large volume of Data. Sourav has also consistently provided directions to and successfully led numerous challenging Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Big Data oriented projects in last 10 years applying various related methodologies ranging from Descriptive statistics, Probabilistic Modeling, Algorithmic Modeling, Natural Language Processing, etc., to solve critical business problems using large volume of data. Sourav has also successfully partnered with academia within North America, India, South Africa to mentor the students and enabling them in this area. Sourav is a seasoned professional experienced in working both as an individual contributor and team player thriving in a dynamic and ambiguous environment. Sourav has experience and exposure in working in variety of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Big Data related technologies like Watson APIs, Watson Studio, Watson Explorer, SPSS, Spark, Hadoop, BigSQL, HBase, MongoDb, Solr, System ML, Brunel, Cognos, R, Python, Scala/Java, etc., using them in projects involving phases from creation of Minimum Viable Product to Productionization. Sourav consistently publishes papers/blogs/articles in various industry forums. He also speaks in various Industry conferences on Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Big Data.

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霍肖宇 Xiaoyu HUO


Vice President of China Galaxy Securities Co., Ltd, MBA

From 1988 to 1991, she worked in the Department of Industrial Transportation Finance of the Ministry of Finance. From 1991 to 2002, she worked in China Economic Development Trust and Investment Co., Ltd., and served as deputy general manager of the Industrial and Commercial Credit Department. In 1998, she served as general manager of the business department in Beijing. In 2002, she worked in China Galaxy Securities Co., Ltd., and served as deputy general manager of Management Department in Beijing.


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杨德龙 Delong Yang


Executive General Manager of Qianhai Open Source Fund Management Company

In July 2006, he joined the Southern Fund Research Department. He was a researcher, chief strategist and fund manager of the automotive industry. In March 2016, he joined Qianhai Open Source Fund. He is currently the executive general manager of the company. Since 2009, he has been a special commentator of CCTV. Regularly broadcast live on CCTV's financial channel trading time and market analysis room programs, and special guests in Phoenix TV's Caizhi Jingyinghui and Dazheng Shangdao. Since 2010, he has served as a part-time tutor in finance at Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management.





Jo has been in Asia for 22 years, predominantly based in Hong Kong but with two valuable years spent in Singapore. She has held several senior Asia Pacific management positions, successfully leading sales, business development, marketing and client relationship management divisions for major institutions and has both built and managed large and effective regionally located teams. Jo was expatriated to Hong Kong, with Morgan Stanley, in early 1997 and has worked for a number of global institutions; covering intermediary, buy and sell side, entrepreneurial and most recently in a professional education business environment - throughout the Alternative Investment industry. In 2000, Jo joined HSBC Securities Services (previously Bank of Bermuda) as Head of Sales, Asia Pacific (based in Hong Kong) and in 2005 moved on to Head of Sales Asia (ex Japan) and Product Specialist for all alternative investment products at Deutsche Asset Management (in Singapore). In 2008 Jo rejoined the ex-Head of Bank of Bermuda / HSBC at Triple A Partners. In early 2012 Jo joined the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, the international leader in alternative investment education and provider of the CAIA designation, as Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific where she also holds a position on its Global Executive Committee. Jo enjoys the reputation of being hard-working, capable, committed and commercial; was voted “Asia’s most influential woman in the alternative sector” and also one of “The 25 most influential people in Asian hedge funds” by the industry’s leading AsianInvestor magazine. Jo also was a founding member of the Hong Kong AIMA Chapter, previously held an Executive Committee Member position and now sits on its Education Committee. Further, she also holds a number of senior Board positions, is a Fellow of UniSIM University (Singapore) as well as an advisory council member of UPACA Gurukul (India).

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michael kurtz


Michael Kurtz is senior macro strategist RAYS Capital Partners. He joined RAYS in 2016. Prior to joining RAYS, he had nearly 20 years’ experience heading investment bank equity strategy and economic research teams at the Global, Asia-Pacific and China country levels, in both Hong Kong and Shanghai, with institutions including Nomura, Macquarie, and Bear Stearns. Michael holds an MBA in International Finance & MA in International Relations from The George Washington University; a BA in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University, and studied at universities in both Taipei, Taiwan and Tianjin, China.


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Shaokun is currently Head of Quantitative and Multi-Asset Strategies Group with Peng Yang Asset Management. Previously he was Managing Director and Head of Quantitative and Fund of Fund Investment Group with Qian Hai Kai Yuan Asset Management in Shenzhen, and later became Responsible Office (license 4,9) for its Hong Kong Affiliate, First Qian Hai Financial. Before came back to Asia in late 2015, he was a Portfolio Manager with Visium Asset Management from October 2014 to Nov 2015, responsible for managing systematic global macro strategy. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Quantitative Portfolio Manager with the Quantitative Investment Group of Neuberger Berman (Former Lehman Brothers Asset Management) from Jan 2005 until Oct. 2014. Shaokun joined investment industry in 2000, and held research roles with Jefferies & Co, Milburn Ridgefield Corp and Traxis Partners. He received Master’s degree from Columbia University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and BS from Stony Brook University.

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Raphael Douady is a French mathematician and economist specializing in data science, financial mathematics and chaos theory at the University of Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne. He formerly held the Frey Chair of quantitative finance at Stony Brook University and was academic director of the French Laboratory of Excellence on Financial Regulation. He earned his PhD in Hamiltonian dynamics and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry. He has particular interest in researching portfolio risks, for which he has developed especially suited powerful nonlinear statistical and data science models, as well as macroeconomics and systemic risk. He founded fin tech firms Riskdata (risk management for the buyside) and Datacore (quantitative portfolio of ETFs) and is Chief Science Officer of Matrics (AI for the buy-side). Douady is a member of the Praxis Club, a New York-based think tank advising the French government on its economic policy and sits on the board and the investment committee of Friends of IHES, a foundation supporting the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (the French brother of Princeton IAS). He is an alumni of Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and was awarded a gold medal at the International Mathematical Olympiads.


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Kennan’s practice focuses on advising global hedge and private equity fund managers, including those in the U.S., PRC and Hong Kong, on a range of matters related to fund formation and fund investments. He has significant experience in U.S. regulatory issues related to fund structure/formation, marketing, and registration requirements for nonU.S. clients. Kennan also has experience advising U.S. registered funds and their boards, investment advisers, and related financial services firms. He is actively engaged in the firm's global commodities and derivatives practice. Representative clients, cases or matters*  Assisted private fund managers (hedge and private equity) with key aspects of fund formation, including fund structuring, offering documentation, and U.S. regulatory considerations.  Provided counsel to U.S. registered funds' board of directors regarding ongoing responsibilities under applicable law as well as complex legal issues requiring board consideration.  Assisted with clients' legal and regulatory compliance for activities under purview of U.S. regulations under both SEC and CFTC jurisdiction, including trading documentation negotiations.  Analysed issues of non-U.S. law and exchange to establish legal structures for investment in the PRC related to products available to U.S. persons as well as new/developing investment programs. Education and admission Kennan graduated from Ohio State University with a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in Political Science and B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) in Business Administration. He obtained his J.D. (Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif) from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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王兵 Bing WANG


Vice President of Guangfa Bank

He has served as Deputy Director of the Operation Department of the Science and Technology Department of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Deputy Director and Director of the System Department, Deputy General Manager of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Data Center (Beijing), Chief Information Technology Officer of Guangfa Bank.



Robert Ciemniak


Robert Ciemniak is the Founder-CEO of Real Estate Foresight (2012) - an independent research boutique specializing in China housing markets, as well as Robotic Online Intelligence (2017), a Fintech / Proptech / AI venture in analytics and research automation. Between 1998 and 2011, Robert's 13-year corporate career with Thomson Reuters included two major roles as Global Head of Real Estate Markets (London/Hong Kong) and earlier as Head of Corporate Foresight in Group Strategy in London. Real Estate Foresight (REF) provides investors, fund managers, developers, and lenders interested in China with the most granular, data-driven research on China housing markets, powered by the in-house technology, the content from data partners and the alternative data collected from public sources. Robotic Online Intelligence (ROI) helps clients dramatically increase analyst productivity in market research and data collection through SaaS-based automation, custom search tools, and AI-powered text analytics. Over the past 7 years, Robert has been a regular conference speaker and moderator at the real estate industry events in China, Hong Kong and Singapore, and a contributor to specialist industry publications and media. REF research is distributed directly to clients and is also present on Bloomberg {REFC }, ThomsonReuters, and Smartkarma. Robert holds a dual MBA degree from London Business School and Columbia Business School in New York, and MSc from Warsaw School of Economics. He is also an international master in chess and the author of a book about the Internet and competitive strategy (1999).

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Tom Lehmann is the Development Manager of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy (CTC), where he works to build strategic partnerships in China and abroad with companies, foundations, and individuals committed to international expertise exchange, and increasing mutual understanding on issues in global affairs. At the center he is also planning the implementation of Carnegie’s Technology and International Affairs program examining the intersection of new technologies--AI and biotechnology, and cyberspace--and diplomacy, global governance, and policy. Outside of CTC, Tom runs a dinner series that brings together influencers engaged in investment, tech, policy, media, academia, and business for discussions on Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. Prior to joining CTC in 2016, Tom spent two years in a small mountainous village in rural Yunnan as a Teach for China Fellow, teaching middle school, and working on projects addressing education inequality.

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michelle makori

i24 NEWS

Michelle Makori is an internationally acclaimed television journalist, news anchor, reporter and producer. Currently she is a leading anchor and Editor-in-Chief at i24News. Makori has worked as an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg, CNN Money, CGTN and SABC. As an anchor and reporter, Makori has covered and analyzed the biggest global economic, financial and geopolitical events of the past decade. Makori joined i24 NEWS from CGTN (China Global Television Network) where she was the New York-based anchor and producer of “Global Business America”, CGTN’s flagship global economic and business news show. Makori was a key member of the team that launched CGTN’s U.S. based global English Channel in 2011. Prior to joining CGTN, Makori was a reporter with CNN Money and an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg TV. Makori has interviewed heads of state, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and other leaders in politics, business and entertainment. Born in Israel, raised in South Africa and now an American citizen, Makori speaks five languages and brings a truly global perspective. Makori also brings Wall Street experience to her financial news coverage, having received her FINRA financial adviser license (Series 7) and having worked with The Beryl Consulting Group and GFI. Makori holds a Post Graduate Honors Degree in Media Studies and Journalism (with distinction), and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Law and Psychology from Witwatersrand and her Masters degree from Damelin Business School, in South Africa.


张泰立 Taili ZHANG

国联人寿保险股份有限公司 副总经理

Deputy General Manager of Guolian Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

He used to be the general manager of Jiangyin Branch Company of China Life Insurance. The total premiums have been in the first place in the county (city) branch of the country in recent years, and the market share has remained above 80%. Under his leadership, the company's business has developed rapidly and his service has been excellent. It has been commended by the head office and provincial companies for years. The company has been rated as the advanced unit of the dual-civilization construction of Jiangsu Life Insurance System for 9 consecutive years. From 2003 to 2006, he has won the “National First” crown of China Life Insurance System County (City) Branch for four consecutive years. In May 2006, Zhang was awarded the “National Financial May 1st Labor Medal” by the National Committee of the Chinese Financial Union.





Peter Marber has professionally invested billions of dollars for many of the world's largest corporations and financial groups since 1987. Dr. Marber is a founding member and portfolio manager at Aperture Investors, and has headed emerging market investments for Loomis, Sayles & Company, HSBC Global Asset Management, and he was a partner and president of the emerging market subsidiaries at Wasserstein, Perella & Co. Dr. Marber has taught at Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Harvard and NYU. He has lectured at dozens of international conferences, and has been a market commentator for CNN, the Financial Times, CNBC, Barron’s, Reuters, Bloomberg, and the Wall Street Journal. He serves and/or has served on various boards for New America, St. John’s College, World Policy Institute, Columbia University, the Emerging Markets Traders Association, and is a Fellow of the RSA in London. Dr. Marber has authored more than 100 articles and columns on international finance and globalization and has published six books. He earned his bachelor’s degree from John Hopkins, his master’s from Columbia, and his PhD. from Cambridge.


陈伟 Wei CHEN


Deputy Governor of Ping An Bank

Deputy Governor of Ping An Bank She joined China Merchants Bank in February 1993 and served as Executive Director, Deputy Governor and Chief Financial Officer. From 1982 to 1984, she worked at the Beijing Branch of the People's Bank of China; From 1984 to 1993, she served as the Cadre, Section Chief, Deputy Director of the Financial Planning Department of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone of the People's Bank of China, and Director of the Financial Management Division; From April 2007 to May 2010, she served as Executive Vice President of Ping An Bank and from September 2007 to May 2010, she served as Executive Director of Ping An Bank.

平安银行副行长 1993年2月加入招商银行,曾任执行董事、副行长兼财务负责人。 1982年至1984年任职于中国人民银行北京市分行; 1984年至1993年任中国人民银行深圳经济特区分行资金计划处干部、科长、副处长,金融管理处处长; 2007年4月至2010年5月任平安银行股份有限公司常务副行长,并自2007年9月至2010年5月兼任平安银行股份有限公司执行董事。


Allen YAN


Allen Yan has accumulated more than ten years of experience in international marketing & sales of information and data, and has successively worked for Datang Telecom Technology Co., Ltd. (listed) and Feitian Technologies Co., Ltd. (listed). He currently serves as the head of Overseas Business as well as the CEO of GTCOM Technology Corporation(GTCOM US Subsidiary) and manages the company’s global strategic layout, international cooperation and marketing. Mr. Yan has led his team in reaching strategic cooperation with Alibaba, Cisco, Microsoft, Softbank and in promoting the global presence of YeeSight, a cross-language big data analytical platform, which provide big data analysis services for more than 40 countries around the world. Mr. Yan earned his master’s degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, School of Computer Science and Engineering.


Robert fagin

is Head of Research at Cowen and Company. He also heads Kyber Data Science, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cowen Inc. Kyber is focused on developing and selling unique and proprietary datasets across a variety of sectors to institutional investors and corporations. Robert joined Cowen from Jefferies, where he was Co-Head of US Equity Research and the global coordinator of Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Research. Prior to joining Jefferies, Robert was the president of Darga Consulting, which provides strategic consulting services to high- profile private companies, including business planning, capital introduction, M&A analysis, and board constitution, and served on a variety of private company boards, such as Brightwire. Before founding Darga, Robert was a managing director in Bank of America’s equity research department for five years, where he had senior managerial responsibilities including management of the firm’s TMT, financials, and energy research practices. He also established Bank of America’s Taiwan-based TMT equity research effort. Prior to coming to Bank of America, Robert was a senior equity research analyst at Bear Stearns, where he was responsible for stock coverage of the Internet Infrastructure Services sector (1999 –2002) and U.S. telecommunications sector (2002 –2004). He was recognized as a member of Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team for coverage of both sectors and was named by Forbes/Starmine as one of the top 5 earnings estimators in the US across all industries. Robert’s equity research experience also includes three years as an analyst at Oppenheimer, where he covered software stocks. Before his Wall Street career, Robert was a research analyst at IDC, the world’s leading technology market research firm, and before that worked in the National market analysis group of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he was responsible for analyses of high- technology clients and potential clients, and supported consulting engagements and due diligence for several large M&A transactions in technology sector. At Coopers he also served as a member of the firm’s 8-person national technology planning team.

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mengyu wang

Mengyu Wang is a bilingual news anchor and producer. She reports daily financial news in both English and Chinese from New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Also, she reports from the U.S for China Business Network( Shanghai TV Station) and China National Radio. Mengyu produces and serves as a news anchor of “Mengyu with You,” where she interviews Wall Street executives, politicians and celebrities. She also hosts the investors show “Dialogue with CEO,” and her guests include CEOs of listed companies, stock market commentators and block chain experts. Prior to her NYSE and Nasdaq reporting, she worked at Fox News, United Nations headquarter New York, Asia Society, Hudson Institution and at China Construction Bank Corporation, China's largest bank. Masters from University of Chicago and New York University, and a bachelor degree from Syracuse University, studied at Tsinghua University and participated in joint study program with U. S senate.


Nathan Vardi

is a Senior Editor at Forbes Media, helping lead Forbes’ Wall Street and investment channels. He is responsible for Forbes’ coverage of hedge funds, private equity and other big investors, and writes regularly for Forbes Magazine. Nathan helps edit the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans and Forbes’ list of billionaires. He also manages projects like the Forbes 30 Under 30 Finance list. An 18-year veteran of Forbes, Nathan has written profiles of big investing personalities like Andy Beal, Robert Smith, David Rubenstein, Carl Icahn, John Grayken, and Harold Hamm, and conducted investigative work on topics like Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the 2008 cash crunch at Harvard’s endowment, Bernard Madoff, Yasser Arafat’s money, Iraq and Afghanistan reconstruction, terrorism funding, failed fintech unicorn Mozido, and Intellectual Venture’s patent investing model.

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Andrew Lazarus

Andrew Lazarus, Managing Director, heads The Beryl Consulting Group’s Real Estate practice. As part of the New York real estate community, he brings a proven track record of over 25 years in commercial real estate.

Mr. Lazarus was an owner’s representative for VMS Realty Partners, responsible for the leasing and asset management of over 2.5 million square feet of property in New York. Prior to Beryl, he was a Managing Director at Grubb & Ellis. Since 2013, as a partner of Almatt llc he has been involved in development, financing, and the acquisition of both commercial properties and over 500 multi-family apartment units. On a combined basis, Mr. Lazarus has leased, acquired, and asset managed real estate properties, in excess of five million square feet.

The mission of Beryl’s Real Estate practice is to maximize long term capital appreciation through the acquisition and development of real estate assets, both in the United States and abroad. Beryl’s approach monetizes asset values for privately-owned entities and family offices with projects ranging from $20M - $500M.