[Beijing] Finance Forum 2017: Internationalisation of the RMB



o comply with Embassy security requirements advance registration for this event is *essential* – walk-ins will *not* be admitted.
The deadline for registration is noon on Wednesday, 14th June 2017
All attendees *must* bring their passport or 身份证 for entry, and Chinese attendees should register with their Pinyin name not their English name
There seems to still be a large number of investors, bankers and even senior management who are confused regarding the RMB and the internationalisation of the currency. Some of these questions are as simple as ‘what is the difference between the CNY and CNH?’ or if I borrow money in RMB in the U.K. can I buy assets in CHINA?’
As such, the British Chamber of Commerce Finance Forum thought it appropriate to bring together members in a discussion forum including ICBC – China’s leading bank, and HSBC a leading international bank which has a large presence in China to discuss the topic and to answer questions that the members may have. The format for the evening will be a short presentation from both ICBC and HSBC, followed by a panel discussion which will be open to questions from the floor. We hope this discussion forum will answer any of the questions you may have regarding this topic which is so vital to investors, borrowers and executive management, yet still seems to be surrounded by confusion and conflicting opinions.
18.30 – 19.00    Networking
19.00 – 19.05   Opening address by Peter Hogg (Co-Chairman BritCham Finance Forum)
19.05 – 19.20   Jamie Stevenson (Co-Chairman BritCham Finance Forum) – Introduction to participants and topics for discussion. (Questions and concerns regarding Internationalisation of RMB)
19.20 – 19.40   Mr. Paul Malpass (Senior Vice President of HSBC China)
19.40 – 20.00   Presentation by Angus To  (CFA of ICBC)
20.00 – 20.30   Panel Discussion/Q&A (ICBC/HSBC/JGS – Chaired by Stuart Rankin)
20.30 – 21.00  Close of Discussion and Networking
Jamie Stevenson
Jamie has rich experience of doing business in China. He was an Advisor and Director of Operations for Emerging Asia Capital from 2010 to 2012 in China. And as Board Director for both Skysea Malta Capital Co Ltd. and ICIL Malta Capital Co Ltd. during the year of 2014 to 2016. Interestingly, Jamie was Executive Director of ICBC Financial Leasing for four years since 2012. Now Jamie is the Head of Merchant Bank in Beijing and the Chief Executive Officer for FIAC Prime Benefit and FIAC Hong Kong.
Peter Hogg
Peter has over 30 years’ experience in the Asian insurance and reinsurance industry. He spent 24 years at Willis, a leading insurance broker, working in London, Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong and Dubai. In 2011, he moved to China to head up Heliren, which is an insurance broker based in Beijing. Following the sale of Heliren he is now concentrating on other projects and taking full control of his WFOE.  He was on the Executive Committee in 2013-15 and Vice Chairman 2015-2017.
Paul Malpass
Paul has been Senior Vice President, RMB Internationalisation for HSBC China since January 2013. During this time, Paul has helped shaped HSBC China and the wider HSBC Group’s strategy towards capturing the opportunities that arise as a result of the liberalisation of the Chinese current and capital accounts and growing international use of the RMB. This principally involves educating and updating clients across the world on the latest regulatory developments, as well as the anticipated future opportunities and how these can be captured.
Stuart Rankin
Stuart is a Chartered Wealth Manager who has been working for St James’s Place in China as an Associate Partner for the past six years. Alongside a degree in International Business he holds the level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisers from the Institute for Financial Services, the advanced level 6 Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice and Management and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Angus To, CFA 
Mr. Angus To is the Deputy Head  of Research at ICBC International Holdings Limited. In his role, he is responsible for fixed income research, giving insight into onshore and offshore bond markets as well as delivering timely commentary on various market hot topics. His views were frequently cited by media. Mr. To has over 10 years of experience in research and analysis. Prior to joining ICBC International, he was a macro-economic analyst in the Fixed Income Research Team at BNP Paribas (HK) which was voted No. 1 in Asiamoney’s polls in 2007 and 2008. He holds a master degree in finance from Lancaster University of the UK and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
If you would like to attend, please send an email to Michael.Huang@cbbc.org.cn bynoon on Wednesday, 14th June 2017. Only 50 places are available.
Formal identification is required to enter the Embassy premises (e.g. Passport, ID Card). Attendee’s name must match the name of his/her formal identification to avoid any problem with security.  

Event Details

Start date: 2017-06-15

Start time: 18:30

End time: 21:00

Venue: The Bell Pub, The British Embassy

Directions: 11 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Phone: (10) 8525 1111 ext. 360

Email: Michael.Huang@cbbc.org.cn

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