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Global Finance Seminar Series - Innovations in China Internet Finance
11 July 2014

Global Finance Seminar Series - Innovations in China Internet Finance

HKUST Business School Central, Room 1501-02, 15/F Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong


About the Seminar

We are pleased to have Mr Water Cheung, Senior Partner and CEO for Asia Pacific, StormHarbour Securities to speak for us at the 4th Global Finance Seminar Series this year.


Among others, Mr Cheung is going to talk about:

  • How Alibaba entered the Microfinancing Business;
    • Its business model fills the gap of traditional bank lending by providing financing to online retailers that has established online business record but lack actual credit history
  • Yu-e-bao (餘額寶)
    • The largest public fund in China
    • The success of Yu-e-bao is a reflection of the inefficiency in China’s banking section.


About the Speaker

Mr Water Cheung joined StormHarbour in February 2010 to oversee the firm’s business in Asia.  Prior to StormHarbour, in 2007 Mr Cheung was hired to help RBS to build up its emerging market presence in Asia, and later to integrate its market business with that of ABN AMRO.  Between April 2004 and May 2007, he was the Head of Global Financial Markets for DBS and managed its investment banking and treasury business in Greater China.  Concurrently, Mr Cheung also ran DBS’ Global Debt Capital Markets and successfully expanded DBS’ real estate securitization business.  Prior to DBS, he was the Managing Director in CIBC’s Financial Products team in Singapore and Head of Regional Derivatives Trading at Chase Manhattan Bank in Hong Kong.  Mr Cheung started his banking career in Canada working for institutions including The Bank of Montreal and Burns Fry. He is a regular columnist in the Hong Kong Economic Journal (信報) and Ming Pao (明報). Mr Cheung holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA degree from York University in Canada.


*Participants to this seminar are entitled to one hour of continuous professional training (CPT) requirement stipulated by the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong.


Program Rundown

12:30 pm         Registration and Light Lunch

1:00 pm           Presentation

1:45 pm           Q&A

2:00 pm           End of Seminar


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