Dec 2023


Message from the CEO

  • Enoch will discuss the focus of AoF’s future work, with a view to further supporting Hong Kong’s financial leadership development and thought leadership, and better serving our Members and stakeholders

Distinguished Speakers Series

29 November 2023
Mr Zhou Xiaochuan
Vice Chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia

Former Governor of the People’s Bank of China shared his insights on economic system and monetary policy.


Collaborative Events

8 November 2023
Global Financial Leaders Investment Summit 2023 - Conversations with Global Investors
Seminar co-organised by HKMA, SFC and AoF

About 300 overseas and local leaders from the financial, business, and public sectors attended the seminar.

8 December 2023
Asian Insurance Forum 2023
Panel Discussion on “How ESG/DEI Generates Business Value”

This year, AoF continued to support the Insurance Authority in organising a panel discussion
under the Asian Insurance Forum.


Financial Leaders Programme

AoF launches the 2024 Financial Leaders Programme
Up-and-coming talents aspiring to be future financial leaders are encouraged to apply
for the Programme. Nominations welcome.
24 - 27
September 2023
AoF Financial
Leaders Programme
completed first field
trip to Shenzhen

A total of 30 participants from both 2022 and 2023 FLP
cohorts met with senior executives from leading Fintech
firms, including Alibaba Cloud, Micro Connect, OneConnect,
Ping An E-wallet, Tencent, and WeBank to learn more about
the latest Fintech development. They also met with Shenzhen
Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau, Shenzhen Stock
Exchange and Shenzhen Financial Technology Institute. Both
the FLP participants and the visiting organisations found the
exchange very useful.

Other FLP Programme seminars during the period
12 September 2023
Amy Lo
24 November 2023
Norman Chan
Hong Kong Academy of Finance
3 October 2023
Fred Hu
Primavera Capital Group
29 November 2023
Andrew Sheng
Institute of Capital Market Research, Malaysia
10 October 2023
Raymond Tam
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
4 December 2023
Arthur Yuen
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
17 October 2023
Wilfred Yiu
Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Limited
4 December 2023
2023 FLP Graduation Ceremony

Members Engagement

28 September 2023
AoF New Members Gathering

New AoF Members from different sectors of the financial industry gathered to get to know each other and learn
more about the AoF's latest initiatives.


HKIMR Events

27 October 2023
HKIMR 13th Annual International Conference on the Chinese Economy - “China’s
Economic Development in a Changing Global Environment”

About 120 participants from central banks, private sector, academia and international financial institutions
attended this flagship conference in-person.


HKIMR Research

6 December 2023
New Report on Advancing Talent Development in Financial Services: Emerging Global Trends
and Their Impact on Hong Kong
The HKIMR latest applied research found that
  • Demographic changes, shifting employee priorities and evolving skill requirements are
    creating gaps in talent recruitment, employee motivation and skills.
  • Industry professionals view Hong Kong’s legal and regulatory environment, social
    infrastructure, connectivity and the proactive talent development initiatives as key
  • Key considerations include highlighting Hong Kong’s distinctive value proposition to
    bolster its talent pool, embracing cutting-edge technology for future advancements,
    supporting diverse employee lifestyles and fostering versatile talent for a further growth
    and development of the local financial services industry.
29 September 2023
ASEAN+3 Finance Think-tank Network (AFTN)
The HKIMR joined the ASEAN+3 Finance Think-tank Network (AFTN) as a founding
member with 20 other economic and financial think tanks and research
organisations to strengthen cooperation and collaboration across the region.
19 October 2023
AIMA APAC Annual Forum 2023
Forum section on The Talent Equation: Grow It or Buy It?
Dr. Giorgio Valente, head of the HKIMR, engaged in a lively discussion with fellow
experts on the evolving talent landscape in the Asia Pacific Region, and they
provided useful insights on the talent supply and demand in the financial services
14 November 2023
Seminar on The Digitalisation of Financial Services: Recent Experience, Regulatory
Developments and Considerations for Sustainable Innovation and Growth
An in-depth discussion on the recent experience, regulatory developments and
considerations for sustainable growth regarding the digitalisation of financial
services in Hong Kong.
HKIMR Research Seminars
6 seminars were held to facilitate knowledge exchange among researchers
focusing on emerging trends and recent developments in the financial markets
which are relevant to Hong Kong and the region.

Upcoming Event




Distinguished Speakers Series
Andreas Dombret
Global Senior Advisor, Oliver Wyman
Former member of Executive Board of
Deutsche Bundesbank

Details to be announced later on the AoF
Please stay tuned.