HFA Symposium Beijing
When & Where
Saturday, September 1, 2012
  • 1:30pm-2:00pm - Registration
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm - Panel Discussion
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
Classroom 7, 20th Floor, Tower E2
Oriental Plaza, 1 East Chang’an Avenue
Beijing, China


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HFA China Chapter Symposium
A frank and thoughtful panel discussion about the next steps for foreign hedge funds in China. With possible changes to China’s QDLP and QFII policies, foreign hedge funds are for the first time going to be able to raise capital in China in RMB and directly participate in China’s capital markets. Our forward-looking and distinguished panel of experts and insiders will examine the policies and will attempt to answer the all-important question: what will this all mean for foreign hedge funds and for the Chinese alternative investment community?

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Li Haitao

Li Haitao
Visiting Professor of Finance

Dr. Li Haitao is a Visiting Professor of Finance at CKGSB. He is also the Jack D. Sparks Whirlpool Corporation Research Professor in the Finance Department of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Dr. Li formerly served on the faculty of the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He serves on the editorial boards of Management Science (the Department of Finance) and the International Review of Finance. Dr. Li holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Yale University.

Research Areas: Theoretical and empirical asset pricing, continuous-time finance, term structure, credit risk, option pricing, financial econometrics, hedge funds.

Oliver Barron

Oliver Barron
Head of Beijing Office

Oliver Barron is Head of the Beijing office for NSBO, a London headquartered financial services company specializing in providing a macro-economic view on the investment impact of Chinese government policy. His role enables him to interact closely with leading experts in economic fields in Beijing, getting first hand insight into the policymaking process. He has been interviewed by publications such as the China Daily, Global Times, Reuters, The Times and BBC, and regularly contributes opinion pieces for the China Daily on China’s economy policy. Prior to NSBO, Oliver worked as an equity analyst at Blue Oak Capital in London and the Washington Research Group in Washington, DC, a firm that analyzes the investment impact of US government policy.

Iain Mills

Iain Mills
Independent Financial Analyst

Iain Mills is an independent financial analyst and writer who has lived in Beijing since 2007. He is contributing editor for Investments and Pensions China, a magazine for institutional investors, and has been published in a range of other media. He also provides consulting services for Covalis Capital, a London-based hedge fund, and Wikistrat, a global political risk consultancy. Iain has an MA from the University of Cambridge, UK.

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