27 - 27 June, 2018
Harbour Grand, Hong Kong
Swiss Capital Group
9:30 AM All Star Panel: The opening of China’s bond market – What are the ideal market conditions required for China to succeed in efforts to attract foreign investors to its bond markets?
- Utilization currently less than 3% - What are the major difficulties that foreign investors face in trading bonds in the Chinese onshore market and how can they be overcome?
- Addressing the operational requirements for being able to invest onshore -What is the best platform to trade on at this point in time and must-have technology needs?
- Will bond connect be the main channel to boost to the Chinese bond market or will there be other alternatives?
- How will the current scheme cater to the different needs and expectations of the wide spectrum of local
investors in Hong Kong?
- Will the current scheme attract investors who are not willing to make major commitment to China and just want to dip their toe into the market to gain exposure?
10:20 AM Global Leaders Perspective: Leveraging MiFID II as a catalyst for change– What are the transferable lessons from how US and EU fixed income divisions have adopted more innovative ways of working to meet these requirements whilst driving market efficiencies?
- With MiFID II now in the rear view mirror, what are the major buy side priorities for fixed income in 2018/19 and how will this change trading and investment structures in Hong Kong and Asia?
- How are US and European fixed income businesses being re-structured to facilitate the development of traders and portfolio managers in a new market order and what are the transferable lessons for Hong Kong and Asia?
- Where is the investment in new technology going in order to now focus trading resources where they are truly needed?
- What are the overall risks and opportunities that MiFID II will bring to the market and how will this affect competitiveness?
- Next steps – How should market participants in Hong Kong best prepare themselves for the impact of MiFID II?