Wednesday, 7th November 2012 from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AMKeynote HKCEC, Level 5, Hall F-G, Pearl Room Investment Summit
- How have the concerns at the end of 2011 panned out
Dr YANG Joy
Mirae Asset Securities (Hong Kong) | Chief Economist for Greater China
Joy Yang joined Mirae Asset Securities as the Chief Economist for Greater China. Before that, she was an economist working at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Joy has participated in the IMF loan negotiations for the Eastern Europe countries, conducted economic surveillance in emerging Asia and Central America, and produced various publications on exchange rate and monetary policy, external vulnerability and debt sustainability, and capital inflows. She obtained her PhD degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007 and first class honors bachelor degree from the University of Hong Kong in 2002. She is originally from Shanghai, China.
BBVA | Chief Economist for Asia
Stephen Schwartz joined BBVA in January 2010 as Chief Economist for Asia, based in Hong Kong. He was previously Asia FX Strategist and Senior Economist with Merrill Lynch, also in Hong Kong (2008-2009). Prior to his assignments in the private sector, Stephen spent a lengthy career at the International Monetary Fund (IMF, 1992-2008) where he spent over a decade on the Asia region, including during the Asian Financial Crisis when he worked on Thailand's IMF-supported adjustment program; and from mid-2002, he was pivotal in the IMF's work on Indonesia. He served as the IMF's Senior Resident Representative in Jakarta from 2004-08. He also worked on several other economies, including Korea, India and Singapore, as well as Mexico.
Stephen is a citizen of the U.S. He studied in the Ph.D. program in economics at Princeton University, and obtained his B.A. degree at Wesleyan University.
BBVA is a global group that offers individual and corporate customers the most complete range of financial and non-financial products and services. It enjoys a solid leadership position in the Spanish market, where it first began its activities over 150 years ago. It also has a leading franchise in South America; it is the largest financial institution in Mexico; one of the 15th largest U.S. commercial banks and one of the few large international groups operating in China and Turkey. BBVA employs 104,000 people in over 30 countries around the world, has more than 47 million customers and 900,000 shareholders.
It follows an innovative management model that focuses on the customer and that considers society in general. The key features are innovation, growth and the generation of profit. Its cornerstones are people, teamwork, ethical principles and technology.
This is a financial services group that strives to grow stronger through improvements in efficiency, profitability and capital adequacy commensurate with competitive advantage. It is also expanding risk management to the highest possible level.
The group's overall goal is to use its strengths to establish lasting relationships with increasingly satisfied customers in Spain, Europe and Mexico, in other American countries and in other places where it has a presence.
BBVA has its eyes on the future. It has become a veritable point of reference in international circles as a highly-regarded, award-winning bank. BBVA, adelante.
BBVA corporate principles:
Corporate social responsibility as an intrinstic part of development.
Bloomberg TV (Hong Kong) | TV Anchor/Broadcast Journalist
John Dawson is a Hong Kong-based anchor/markets reporter for Bloomberg TV. John has interviewed the world's leading newsmakers and provides in-depth coverage of Asia Pacific business, political and economic news for Bloomberg's global television network. He also frequently moderates panels and speaks at high-level conferences and events throughout the region.
His 15 years in Europe (based in London) give his work a timely European perspective. John joined Bloomberg in 1995 as the lead European markets reporter for Bloomberg's news service, covering stocks, bonds and currencies, before joining Bloomberg Television in 1997. His time in television has seen him anchor several of Bloomberg Television's European-based programs, including a prime-time show focused on hedge fund managers. John has interviewed over 6,000 CEOs, heads of state and leading investors and conducted exclusive interviews with former General Electric Chairman and CEO Jack Welch and former BP CEO Lord John Browne, among others.
John's reporting has been published in the International Herald Tribune, The Washington Times-Herald and The Financial Times. He has been nominated twice for Britain's Business Journalist of the Year award. He is a graduate of the University of London with a Bachelor's degree in English and Classics.
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