Predictions Hong Kong 2020

The world has been captivated by the months of violent protests, which have dragged the city into recession and raised questions about its future. Charles Li, the chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, will join Asia Editor Jeffrey Goldfarb for a candid and lively one-on-one conversation about the outlook for Hong Kong, the U.S.-China trade war, prospects for new technology listings, the growing significance of ESG in Asia, HKEX’s strategy following its recent bold attempt to buy the London Stock Exchange and more.

This event is hosted in partnership with Reuters Breakingviews.

Event info

  • Date

    9 January 2020
  • Time

    5:30 - 6:00pm  Registration
    6:00 - 7:00pm  Discussion
    7:00 - 8:00pm  Cocktail reception
  • Location

    Refinitiv Office, 18/F ICBC Tower, Three Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong


Charles Li, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

Charles Li

Charles Li has been chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing since 2010. During his tenure, HKEX has introduced the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, Shenzhen Hong-Kong Stock Connect and Bond Connect. The company also acquired the London Metal Exchange in 2012 and started OTC Clear in 2013. Before studying and practicing law in New York, Li was an offshore oil worker in the North China Sea and an editor-reporter for China Daily. Prior to joining HKEX, he served as president of Merrill Lynch China and chairman of JPMorgan China. 

Jeffrey Goldfarb, Asia Editor, Reuters Breakingviews

Jeffrey Goldfarb

Jeffrey oversees Asia for Reuters Breakingviews from Hong Kong. He previously spent seven years in New York, most recently as U.S. Editor. Before becoming a columnist in 2007 and helping spearhead European commentary of the financial crisis for Breakingviews, Jeffrey wrote about banking, M&A, international trade, healthcare and tech for Reuters and BNA in New York, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. From London, he led the European corporate finance team for Reuters and coverage of the continent's media sector. He has a master's in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's in finance from the George Washington University.

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