2019 sees a step further on accessing the liberalizing capital markets in China. MSCI, after concluding an extensive global consultation, decides to increase the weight of China A shares in the MSCI Emerging Market Index in three steps. With index inclusion discussions during recent years, China has become the center of the global investors’ agenda on emerging market investing. How will partial inclusion of China A shares in MSCI indexes affect investor portfolios? What insights will help power investment decisions on China? How can investors better access and evaluate this relatively new market place?

Join us at the MSCI China Conference in Hong Kong where MSCI will bring together established industry leaders, research experts, market regulators and top-tier investors from around the globe. In frank exchanges, experts will share their views on the investment opportunities and challenges ahead as China takes an ever-growing portion of the emerging market opportunity set.

Agenda Topics:

  • Keynote Address: China capital market development: the role of HK
  • China Strategist Fireside Chat: China Rebalancing, 2019 and beyond
  • Asset Owner Roundtable: Steering in the uncharted waters – an AO perspective
  • Keynote Speech: Developing China capital market
  • CIO Panels: Alpha, Factors and ESG in the China market

Learn more about 'The journey to China A Inclusion'

This conference is by invitation only. Invitation is non-transferable.

Attendance certificate will be provided upon request.

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June 13, 2019

|Hong Kong


Conference: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception: 5:00 p.m. onwards



Island Shangri-La Hotel

Address: Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central Hong Kong

Phone: (852) 2877 3838

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June 13, 2019
8:15 a.m. Registration & light breakfast
9:00 a.m.

Welcome and opening remarks: The world comes to China

Laurent Seyer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Client Officer | MSCI

9:29 a.m.

Keynote Address: China capital market development: The role of Hong Kong

Speaker: TBA

9:40 a.m.

China Strategist Fireside Chat: China Rebalancing, 2019 and beyond

• Market outlook and global dynamics

• Key themes and risks for 2019

• SOE reform


Moderator: Jennifer Hughes, Asia Financial Editor | Reuters


Hong Liang, Chief Economist | CICC

Kinger Lau, Chief China Equity Strategist, Global Investment Research | Goldman Sachs

10:40 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:00 a.m.

Asset Owner Roundtable: Steering in the uncharted waters  from an AO perspective

• Sharing on China investing journey

• Asset allocator

• Valuable lessons for new China investors

Moderator: Russell Read, Global Head of Client Solutions | MSCI


Ted Lee, Senior Portfolio Manager | Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m.

Keynote Speech: Developing China capital market

• Regulatory changes and implications

Speaker: TBA
1:50 p.m.

CIO Panel 1: Truth and myths about China from a stock picker’s perspective


Moderator: Chin-Ping Chia, Head of Research, Asia Pacific | MSCI


Anna Tong, Regional Head of Investments | Invesco

Arnout van Rijn, CIO | Robeco Asia-Pacific

Cheah Cheng Hye, Chairman and Co-CIO | Value Partners

Wong Kok Hoi, Founder & CIO | APS Asset Management

2:40 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:00 p.m.

CIO Panel 2: Dissecting China ESG opportunities

Moderator: Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research | MSCI


Amar Gill, Head of Asia-Pacific Investment Stewardship | BlackRock

Y.K. Park, APAC Head, Global Responsible Investment & Governance | APG Asset Management

3:50 p.m.

CIO Panel 3: Is China the new quant playground?

Moderator: Peter Zangari, Global Head of Research and Product Development | MSCI

Panelist: TBA

4:50 p.m. Cocktail Reception

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