Financial Services Committee

The aim of the Financial Services Committee is to represent and promote the collective interests of the Chamber in Hong Kong’s financial services, to keep Hong Kong at the forefront of this sector internationally. The committee represents the views of Chamber members on issues of relevance to the sector; provides advice to the General Committee on matters involving the financial services industry; attracts high profile speakers and organises informative seminars and events.

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Keith PogsonChairEY Read moreRead lessKeith has held numerous roles with the HKICPA including previously President (2012), and is presently Chair of the Regulatory Oversight Board as well as member of the Governance Committee. Keith is also a member of the Finance, Communications & Administration Committee of the Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”) of the HKSAR, a Board Director of Pathfinders HK, and a Board Observer for The Women’s Foundation. He is a Fellow and member of the Greater China Strategy Advisory Group of the ICAEW. Keith has lived and worked in HK for over 26 years (and worked for EY for over 31 years) and has extensive experience in supporting Hong Kong’s role as an International Financial Centre. Keith brings a strong knowledge of the Hong Kong Regulatory and Financial policy environment and the regional context within which that sits. Keith also represents EY on the Global Public Policy Committee Bank Working Group, the forum through which the “Big 4 +2” Accounting firms intersect with the Official Sector, such as the FSB, Basel Committee, IAIS, IOSCO and other Global Regulators and Policy makers and leads the EY relationship with these bodies. Through this he has a strong understanding of global regulatory and policy evolution around Financial Services and hence how these impact Hong Kong.
Stephen ClarkVice ChairHSBCRead moreRead lessStephen Clark is a Managing Director, Advisory, Global Banking, Asia Pacific for The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited where he advises on equity capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his joining HSBC in 1996 he worked for seven years in the London and Hong Kong offices of an international law firm. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute , a member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and a member of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel of the SFC. Stephen is qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong and in England and Wales (non-practising).
Lapman LeeVice ChairRead moreRead lessLapman Lee is a Professor of Practice (ESG, FinTech, Governance) and a convenor of the HK Polytechnic University Sustainable Finance Centre. He advises Asian policymakers and regulators, banks and insurers, listed and family-owned companies on designing ESG governance and risk management, and execute its net zero transition plan as Managing Director of ESG advisory firm Triniton Advisors. He held senior advisor roles at 1) Bain & Company, 2) Edelman on ESG financial and strategic communications, 3) Willis Towers Watson as its APAC Insurance value proposition leader. Prior to that, Lapman was a Partner at Deloitte advising banks and insurers and also its China family office leader. He started his career as a financial engineer at Rabobank, where he advised on innovative structured finance solutions for clients. .
Jann Perng CheeMemberStandard Chartered BankRead moreRead lessJann Perng (“JP”) is a client coverage banker responsible for sovereign wealth funds, financial sponsors, public sector and developmental organisations. Before his current role, he worked as a corporate finance banker for more than six years, focusing on financing solutions in Greater China. Prior to joining Standard Chartered in mid-2011, JP worked in China Construction Bank, Bank of America and KPMG Corporate Finance, where he worked on a variety of transactions including M&A, corporate advisory, leverage and structured finance, special assets and capital markets in Singapore and Hong Kong. JP graduated with First Class Honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science on a scholarship from Singapore Press Holdings, shortly after which he obtained his CFA charter. He speaks fluent English, Putonghua, Cantonese and basic German.
Alan LinningMemberMayer BrownRead moreRead lessAlan Linning is a partner of Mayer Brown and a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. He has over 30 years of experience in commercial litigation and disputes with a focus on financial services regulatory matters and investigations. With the extensive experience gained from his roles in the finance sector as well as with the Hong Kong regulators, Alan is well placed to provide strategic advice and assistance to clients on both contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters including civil and criminal investigations and litigation, compliance issues and regulatory policy.
Jaymal AminMemberBritish Consulate-General Hong Kong Read moreRead lessJaymal is a British Diplomat and the Head of Banking, Financial and Professional Services (Associate Director) at the British Consulate-General Hong Kong (BCG HK). After reading BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance at The University of Warwick, Jaymal joined Goldman Sachs in London, between 2012 to 2018, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales (ICAEW). Jaymal joined the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) in 2018 on their Diplomatic Fast Stream Program. Jaymal covered Trade and Economy Policy on the Middle East and Iran desk between 2018 to 2022. Jaymal arrived at the BCG HK in September 2022 to start his first Diplomatic posting on secondment from the FCDO to the UK Government’s Department Business and Trade. Jaymal is a Committee Member on the Financial Services Committee of The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and is a Committee Member on the ICAEW’s Leaders Under 40 Committee Hong Kong.
Chris HarveyMember22 Degrees NorthRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Ian FarrarMemberPwCRead moreRead lessIan is the Corporate Treasury Leader for PwC China & Hong Kong. He is a member of PwC’s Corporate Treasury Solutions team, and their Banking & Cash Management network. These global teams develop practical guidance to assist clients with their treasury needs across the entire spectrum, from risk management strategy and treasury controls to helping clients improve their banking relationships, including improving their liquidity solutions.
Stephen CallandarMemberBarclays CapitalRead moreRead lessStephen is Chief Financial Officer for Greater China at Barclays, a position he has held since September 2014, prior he was our India CFO for 3 years in Mumbai. He is also Statutory Auditor of Barclays Securities Japan Limited. He is Chairman of our Securities Company (BCAL) in Hong Kong and has operated as the ACE (Alternate Chief Executive) for the Hong Kong Branch for almost 8 years. Stephen also leads the Technical Accounting and Regulatory Policy team for Asia Pacific. Stephen has over 27 years’ experience in banking, having originally joined Barclays in 1987 in the UK. He began his investment banking career in 1996 in London before moving to Asia Pacific in 2002. Where he has worked in Barclays offices in Japan, Singapore, India and China (HK). Stephen has held roles in Product Control, Financial Planning and Analysis, and Financial Control. Stephen graduated from Glasgow University with a Masters in Political Economy. He has executive MBAs from both the National University of Singapore and University of California, Los Angeles. He also holds an ICA Int Diploma in Compliance from the University of Manchester and a Diploma in Strategic Management from the University of London. He is also an ACMA and IACPA qualified accountant , and AMCT Corporate Treasurer. Stephen is a member of the The Womens Foundation Male Allies Leadership Council in HK and the Asia Pacific lead for D&I within the Finance function at Barclays as well as being a member of the WiN AP Steerco for 8yrs in the role as Treasurer.
Christy NgChamber RepresentativeBritish Chamber of Commerce in HKRead moreRead lessChristy is currently an Executive Assistant at the Chamber. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in the UK having MA Politics as her major, she had focused on Women politics, Internet and Politics and International Politics during her studies. Christy had also shadowed political party members at the Scottish Parliament and involved in political schemes to encourage active political participation in education fields in the UK.
David ScottMemberEYRead moreRead lessDavid leads EY’s financial services risk advisory practice in Hong Kong. He has been with the firm for over 17 years and prior to Hong Kong, has worked in EY’s Singapore, New York and UK practices. David assists global financial institutions respond to emerging risk management and regulatory issues, with a particular focus on banking and capital markets regulation. He is actively involved with a number of industry associations on the topic of financial regulation in Asia Pacific, and regularly engages in dialogue with regulators across the region. He is a frequent contributor to EY’s thought leadership on risk and regulatory matters and speaks at a number of industry events.
David HaynesMemberLexisNexis Risk SolutionRead moreRead lessDavid is the Director of Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions in the Asia Pacific region. Based in Hong Kong, David is responsible for developing and bringing to market a suite of products and services for clients involved in Compliance, Anti Money Laundering, Counter-Terrorist Financing, Client Onboarding and KYC screening.
Katelin StevensonMemberBrunswick GroupRead moreRead lessKatelin is a financial services professional with over ten years’ experience advising banks, insurers and other listed companies in London and Hong Kong. Katelin began her career as a corporate finance executive in London, advising on and executing IPOs, secondary offerings, and M&A transactions for AIM and Main Market-listed clients on the London Stock Exchange. Upon relocating to Hong Kong in 2014, Katelin joined PricewaterhouseCoopers’ financial services risk and regulatory advisory practice. In this role, she was responsible for providing consulting services to large international and regional financial institutions on topics such as corporate governance, risk management, and the remediation of regulatory breaches. Her work involved liaising with a range of stakeholders including regulators and industry bodies.
Sharon LeeMemberCLPRead moreRead lessSharon is the Director of Group Accounting & Compliance of CLP Holdings Limited and oversees the statutory and regulatory financial reporting and compliance of the CLP Holdings Group. Before joining CLP, Sharon worked for ExxonMobil Hong Kong Limited holding various finance roles in the Gas and Power Marketing, Chemicals and Downstream businesses.
Ethan YuMemberWithersRead moreRead lessEthan Yu, Registered Foreign Lawyer, Withers Hong Kong. Ethan is an associate in Withers' private client and tax team. He advises on a wide range of private client issues, including UK taxation, trusts, asset protection, wills, estate and succession planning. Additionally, Ethan has developed a practice in advising private clients and intermediaries on legal and tax issues surrounding digital and crypto assets.
Adrian QuintonMemberDeloitteRead moreRead lessAdrian Quinton is currently a Partner at Deloitte - Global Financial Services.
Patrick WuMemberDuff & PhelpsRead moreRead lessPatrick is the Managing Director & Region Leader, responsible for the management and strategic development of the firm’s Greater China operation which has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Taipei. Duff & Phelps / American Appraisal is a leading global valuation and corporate finance advisory firm with over 120 years of history that provides expertise in the independent valuation of businesses, business interests and all classifications of tangible and intangible assets. It operates from over 70 offices in 20 countries throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South Americas. Prior to joining the firm, Patrick was a Partner in an international law firm and a Director-Manager in the manufacturing sector. He was educated in Hong Kong and England and studied both accounting and law, holding a BSc degree from the University of London and a MSc from CASS Business School, London, before qualifying as a solicitor. Patrick was appointed by the Hong Kong Government as a Member of the Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance) from 1 July 2009 to 2015; and serves in the following organizations as: Council Member of the Hong Kong Management Association; Finance Management Committee Member of the Hong Kong Management Association; Fellow, Hong Kong Management Association; Executive Committee Member of Group 18 [Non-Manufacturing I (Supporting Services)], Federation of Hong Kong Industries; Member of the Shandong Overseas Friendship Association; Board Member, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Committee Member of the Financial Markets Committee, The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Directors; Member, Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute; Associate Member, The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts. Patrick is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of i-Cable Communications Limited.
Jason WhiteMemberUtmost InternationalRead moreRead lessJason has been working within the Financial Services and Wealth Management sector since 2005. He holds a BA Hons in Financial Services and Diploma in Financial Advice in the UK as well as licenses with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong Insurance Authority and Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund Authority. Jason is passionate about financial planning and wealth management and loves meeting people. By listening and understanding an individual’s goals and dreams, he can help to build a financial plan to achieve those goals and help you live the life you want to live. Jason can help you build a strategy for wealth creation, wealth preservation and succession as well protecting yourself, your family and your business. True wealth is about more than just money, true wealth is about equipping you with the tools you need to live the live your best life.
Joyce Chan MemberClyde & CoRead moreRead lessJoyce advises financial services institutions and intermediaries on a broad range of corporate, regulatory and compliance matters which includes mergers & acquisitions, joint venture, reorganisation work, assets sale and purchase, establishment of distribution infrastructure structure and digital platforms, green field licensing, authorisation of financial products and establishment of compliance programs. Joyce also advises non-bank Fintech service providers, such as e-payment service providers, aggregators, money service operators on market entries, licensing of regulated activities and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Clyde & Co, Joyce has spent over 20 years in the area of insurance, both in private practice and as in-house counsel, leading the legal teams at two multinational insurers in Hong Kong. In its category covering "Insurance: Non Contentious – China (International Firms)," Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 recognises Joyce as a leading lawyer and states: "According to one source, Joyce Chan, 'is very attuned to the Hong Kong environment; she knows the players, the regulators and what the issues are.' She also receives praise for her 'good-quality, succinct advice.'"
Richard WinterMemberChina Tonghai International Financial LimitedRead moreRead lessRichard is Senior Advisor of China Tonghai International Financial Limited, a Main Board listed financial services group. He is Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Financial Markets Committee and Chairman – Executive Committee, Outward Bound Hong Kong. He is a member of the Securities and Futures Commission Advisory Committee, Takeovers and Mergers Panel and Takeovers Appeal Committee and was member of the Stock Exchange Listing Committee member from 2007 to 2013. Richard is non-executive director of Law Debenture Trust (Asia) Limited and Concrete Canvas Technology. He is also a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, Senior Fellow of Hong Kong Securities Institute and Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Born in England in 1952, Richard graduated from Edinburgh University with B. Commerce Hons. (2.1) and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte Haskins and Sells in 1980. After periods with Deloittes in Nairobi and Edinburgh, he arrived in Hong Kong in 1985 to work as a manager in the Corporate Advisory Service Department of Ernst & Whinney. In 1987 he joined Standard Chartered, where he worked for 12 years, to become Managing Director, Investment Banking in charge of North East Asia. In January 2000, he joined Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance Limited as Managing Director, with responsibilities to establish and develop their corporate finance capability. Richard left with his team in 2002 to become Chief Executive Officer of Quam Capital Limited and a major shareholder in Quam Limited, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which was sold in 2017 to China Oceanwide, since renamed China Tonghai Group.
Damon BattenMemberBovillRead moreRead lessBased in Hong Kong, Damon leads Bovill’s Global Capital Markets practice and its regional practices in Hong Kong and Americas. Damon has extensive experience of compliance matters for Capital Markets, having advised a significant number of the world’s leading exchanges, FMIs, trading platforms, investment banks, brokers, proprietary traders and benchmark administrators. In over 10 years of consulting, Damon has led on projects for clients in the UK, EU, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, US, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Latin America, giving him a truly global perspective. Damon’s work with clients includes the provision of tailored regulatory and compliance advice, authorisation/licensing/registration support, ongoing compliance services and compliance health checks. He also oversees specialist projects on a wide range of topics, including market abuse/misconduct, trade and transaction reporting, client asset controls, order execution practices, international benchmarking and derivatives reform.
Justin YoungMemberRefinitiv Read moreRead lessJustin is Refinitiv’s lawyer based in Hong Kong. He deals with a range of matters that come up from Refinitiv’s Data & Analytics business, which more broadly forms part of the London Stock Exchange. His work can include regulatory issues (related to risk/screening content and execution platforms) to M&A, IP and general commercial legal matters. Whilst on the committee, he hopes to connect people and increase knowledge sharing.
Andrew ChowMember Rockpool CapitalRead moreRead lessExperienced Private Client Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Equities, and Capital Markets. Strong finance professional with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) focused in Chemistry from University College London, U. of London.
Daniel HaydenMemberMorgan StanleyRead moreRead lessDaniel Hayden is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and has been at the Firm for approximately 15 years. Daniel’s current role as Asia Head Regulatory Reform and Platform in Firm Management is focused on regulatory and market structure initiatives and franchise level projects for the Firm’s Asia business. He sits on various steering committees as well as various internal governance and oversight committees and working groups including leading the Firm’s Regional LIBOR Transition Programme, and its Asia Brexit Steering Committee, having previously lead the Firm’s Asia MiFID Steering Committee. Daniel is currently working with the Firm’s Regional Management team on the Firm’s China Strategy.
Robert LayMemberJLLRead moreRead lessRobert Lay is the Senior Director, Debt Advisory, Capital Markets, Asia Pacific at JLL. Based in Hong Kong, he assumes responsibility for JLL’s Debt Advisory platform in Greater China, partnering with members of the wider JLL Capital Markets teams in both Hong Kong and Mainland China, and across Asia Pacific. Robert specifically focuses on sourcing real estate debt advisory opportunities through his external network across Greater China. He assumes responsibility for utilizing JLL’s existing network of clients in the region to further build out this growing business segment.
Benjamin ManMemberKPMGRead moreRead lessBen is a Financial Services Partner for Hong Kong at KPMG China. Ben commenced his KPMG career in the London office and relocated to Hong Kong in early 2014. Throughout his time at KPMG, he has accumulated over 16 years of professional experience servicing clients across the financial services arena, primarily in banking, securities and asset management. Ben has extensive experience in financial audits of Hong Kong listed companies and large multinational corporations. He currently leads a number of audits of banks, securities firms and asset management companies of international, mainland Chinese and local Hong Kong clients. In addition to audit engagements, Ben has led and participated in various advisory engagements for local, mainland Chinese and international financial institutions, including initial public offerings, IFRS 9 implementation, credit risk related regulatory reviews, internal controls reviews and special investigations requested by various regulators. Ben has extensive knowledge of investment banking and investment management in Hong Kong and the accounting, regulatory, controls and operational aspects of brokerage and investment management operations. He has detailed knowledge of the rules and requirements set out by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and requirements the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, as well as the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing Rules.
Jian HuangMemberControlRisksRead moreRead lessJian Huang is a Partner and head of Control Risks’ Greater Bay Area practice. He is responsible for overseeing all of Control Risks’ work in the Greater Bay Area, including Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong Province. Jian has more than 16 years of experience in financial services in London and Hong Kong, specialising in risk management, business strategy, product management, alternative investment risk, venture investment due diligence and regulatory compliance in China.
Tommy HanMemberPrudentialRead moreRead lessTommy is Regional Government Relations Manager for Prudential Corporate Asia, leading Prudential’s policy advocacy and stakeholder engagement across 13 markets in Asia. Prior to Prudential, he held several senior roles, including China Chief Representative, at Bupa on public affairs and strategic planning. Tommy led the successful landing of Bupa’s first wholly-owned medical center in China. Prior to Bupa, Tommy was the public affairs lead for Pernod Ricard Asia and dealt with various issues related to international trade / WTO, tariff and tax, and technical regulations across over 18 markets in the region. Tommy holds a master’s degree in economics from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, USA. He is now based in Hong Kong and previously lived in China, the US and Canada.
Jeremy SimpsonMemberInvescoRead moreRead lessJeremy Simpson is a Chief Financial Officer Asia Pacific, Invesco Hong Kong Limited and is responsible for overseeing all finance related matters for Invesco in Asia Pacific. He is associated with Invesco Group since 1999 and held various positions. From January 2006 to December 2010, Mr. Jeremy Simpson was a Chief Administration Officer, Asia Pacific of Invesco Hong Kong Limited and provided strategic and administrative support to Senior Managing Director in Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Invesco, he was a manager in the audit and advisory division for PricewaterhouseCoopers in both London and Hong Kong. Jeremy is a director of Invesco Hong Kong Limited, Invesco Australia Limited, Invesco Asset Management Singapore Limited, Invesco Asset Management (Japan) Limited, Invesco Hyderabad Private Limited and Invesco Asset Management Pacific Limited. Jeremy received a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Mathematics and Psychology from Durham University. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is an Associate of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants.
<Rezwan ShafiqueMemberCapcoRead moreRead lessRezwan Shafique is a Partner & Head of Capco Hong Kong. Rezwan has over fifteen years’ of experience in financial services and consulting. Rezwan specialises in helping clients achieve complex transformation strategies in the Investment Banking, Insurance and Wealth Management spheres. Rezwan trained as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting. Past roles also include COO for Emerging Markets Sales & Trading at Credit Suisse and Head of Consulting UK at Delta Capita.
Karen ManMemberBaker McKenzieRead moreRead lessKaren Man is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Financial Services group, leading the non-contentious Financial Services Regulatory practice. Her clients include global, Chinese and local banks, fund managers, brokers/dealers, money service operators and fintech firms. Karen is admitted to practice in Hong Kong, the UK, and Australia.
Arthur BakerMemberMorgan StanleyRead moreRead lessArthur Baker, based in Hong Kong, is currently a Managing Director, Co-Head of FIC Distribution APAC at Morgan Stanley, bringing experience from previous roles at Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas and Société Générale. Arthur Baker holds a 1997 - 2000 Bachelor's degree in Economics @ The University of Sheffield.
Kai TanMemberFides Capital Group LimitedRead moreRead lessKai brings 16 years of experience in the finance industry, with previous roles at Lehman Brothers, Macquarie, and Point72. He co-founded Fides Capital in 2020, an SFC-licensed entity managing over USD 1 billion in assets for both family and external capital. Adept at navigating the complexities of fund management, investment research, and equity sales, his entrepreneurial journey has been marked by a commitment to fostering sustainable growth and nurturing collaborative cross-border engagements. Kai is currently expanding his expertise through a doctoral degree at HKUST, focusing on enhancing portfolio analytics and analysing high-dimensional financial data. Beyond his professional endeavours, Kai is deeply invested in community betterment and believes in the power of education to drive meaningful change.
Sean DeehanMemberWTWRead moreRead lessAs a leader, adviser, and actuary with over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, I have a proven track record of delivering strategic, financial, and risk management solutions to clients across Asia. I have held various C-suite roles in strategy, M&A, risk, finance, and product development, and served as a non-executive director in an international joint venture. Currently, I am the Head of Hong Kong and Macau and the Hong Kong Market Leader for Insurance Consulting & Technology at WTW, a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company. In this role, I leverage my expertise in insurance, financial risk management, and strategy to help insurers optimize their business performance, enhance their customer experience, and manage their risks and capital. I am passionate about empowering the insurance industry to achieve its full potential in a dynamic and evolving market.