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Panel Discussion – Understanding Your Non-Human Shareholders

14 October 2019 (Monday)
4:30pm – 5:00pm Registration
5:00pm – 5:30pm Panel Discussion
5:30pm – 5:45pm Q&A
5:45pm – 6:00pm Networking
Venue: AMTD Office
23/F, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong (map)
Outline: According to a report from JP Morgan, Quantitative investing based on computer formulas and trading by machines directly are now dominating the US equity market. It is estimated that “fundamental discretionary traders" account for only about 10% of trading volume in US stocks, while passive and quantitative investing accounts for about 60%. This trend along with the emergence of artificial intelligence might just become the future for the Asian markets including that in Hong Kong.

HKIRA is delighted to hold a panel discussion with experts in quantitative investing to share their insights on:
  • The migration from human to machine decision: Algo trading; AI Investment
  • Highlight of the quantitative investing and AI technologies behind the trading mechanism and their impact to the market and the investment industry
  • How the IR profession should prepare for this paradigm shift

About the Speakers

Ms. Michelle Li
Head of Research, AMTD Group (DEC)

Michelle Li specializes in analyzing the financial sector in China and follows the FinTech industry closely. Before joining AMTD Group in 2016, she served in UBS as the lead analyst for Asian Financial sector in the Asia Fixed Income research team and the Chinese bank equity analyst in the Asian Financials research team.


Mr. Venant Chiang
Chief Financial Officer, Kami AI

Venant Chiang is a seasoned financial professional with almost 20 years of experience across different spectrum in the financial market including investment banking, asset management and regulatory body. He has involved in a number of sizeable IPOs and secondary share placements with international investment banks such as HSBC, Deutsche Bank, BOCI and Jefferies to raise over USD25bn globally from institutional investors, family offices and sovereign funds. As a research analyst, he participated in over thousand rounds of global roadshow coupled with presenting as guest speaker in public and private events invited by reputable companies such as Standard and Poor’s, Bloomberg and China Construction Bank.

On the buyside, he was responsible for managing equities portfolio on global mandate and also took part in different private equity deals. Subsequently, he was also appointed as senior management and professional advisor for a few startups in Hong Kong and China. In order to support market innovation, he was appointed to be honorary judge for national innovation competition as organised by the China government and Hong Kong University. He is currently the Vice Chairman at the investment committee of Smart City Consortium that supports Hong Kong government to build smart city in the Great Bay Area. He is also the Vice President for Hong Kong Spirit Charity Sports Association that primarily supports the growth of Hong Kong youth.

He obtained Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) in Business Economics and Specialisation in Computing from the University of California at Los Angeles, UCLA.

Ms. Shanle Wu
Quant Fund Manager, Zentific Investment Management

Shanle Wu is Portfolio Manager at Zentific Investment Management with 11 years of experience in financial market. Prior to joining Zentific, Shanle was an Executive Director in the UBS APAC Quantitative Research team. The team has been present in Asia for more than two decades, providing insightful research ideas in alpha generation, portfolio construction and risk management for global markets. Shanle also works as a part-time lecturer in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Shanle holds a PhD in Mathematical Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science, an MSc in Statistics from University College London and a BSc in Statistics from Peking University.
Medium: English
Accreditation: 1 CPD hour
Fee: $100 for HKIRA Members
$250 for Non-members
  • Online registration only. Deadline: 7 October 2019 (Monday).
  • Limited seats with priority given to HKIRA members. HKIRA will confirm availability by email notification. HKIRA reserves the right to final say in registration discrepancies.
  • Registration is non-cancellable and non-refundable.
  • Program may be subject to change.