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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Jill WongChairReed SmithRead moreRead lessJill has extensive experience advising on banking and securities laws, as well as data privacy, cybercrime and financial crime issues. She advises on both contentious (regulatory investigations, internal inquiries, dawn raids, etc.) and non-contentious (licensing and approvals, drafting client documents and disclosures and carrying out regulatory gap analysis) matters. Jill is also active in advising clients on emerging regulatory issues, such as virtual assets trading and exchanges, Web3, NFTs and ESG. She has hands-on practical experience in liaising with regulators, advising on regulatory compliance and implementing changes to internal practices, conducting internal investigations and advising on corporate governance. Jill has represented clients, both institutions and individuals, in numerous regulatory investigations and disciplinary inquiries. In addition to the financial services regulators (SFC, HKMA, HKEX), she also deals with other authorities such as the police, ICAC, AFRC and the Privacy Commissioner. Jill was deputy general counsel at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and was in-house counsel at Credit Suisse. She has also worked in leading international law firms in Hong Kong. This combination of different legal roles allows her to provide constructive insights into the issues and challenges facing financial institutions, listed companies, their senior managers and professional advisers.
Lapman LeeVice ChairTriniton Advisors Read moreRead lessLapman Lee is a Professor of Practice in FinTech & Innovation at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he focuses on the GRC (governance, risk management and compliance) aspects in the adoption of emerging technologies and FinTech, RegTech and SupTech. He brings 20+ years of financial services experience in Digital Transformation, M&A and post-merger integration, and Risk Management as a former Deloitte Partner, Duff & Phelps Managing Director, and Financial Engineering/ Structured Finance expert at Rabobank. Lapman is active in his industry roles as Vice Chairperson of the British Chamber Financial Markets Committee, Co-Chair InsurTech of the FinTech Association of HK, amongst others. .
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).
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 the Associate Director for Banking, Financial and Professional Services 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 an 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 to the UK Government’s Department Business and Trade. Jaymal is a Committee Member on the ICAEW’s Younger Members Committee Hong Kong.
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.
Chris HarveyMember22 Degrees NorthRead moreRead lessBio Pending
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frederick PackhamMemberBritish Consulate GeneralRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Adrian QuintonMemberDeloitteRead moreRead lessAdrian Quinton is currently a Partner at Deloitte - Global Financial Services.
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.
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.
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.
Matthew SungMemberKPMGRead moreRead lessMatthew is a Director with KPMG Hong Kong specialized in providing audit and business advisory services to alternative asset managers with size ranging from new fund launches to global institutional asset management firms. Matthew helps his clients by leveraging his core competencies in fund governance, fund accounting, internal controls and operational processes, and valuation. Prior to Hong Kong, Matthew practiced in San Francisco where he served as the executive in charge for several the most notable hedge fund, private equity and venture capital names in the region. In addition to his main area of practice in fund audits, Matthew is also drives KPMG’s asset management marketing campaign, and the strategic deployment of ESG and digital assets solutions to clients in the asset management sector. Matthew is also a frequent thought contributor to KPMG and external publications in a variety of subject matters and issues that impacts the sector. Matthew is a certified public accountant in the State of California and is also a HKICPA member. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Masters in Accountancy from Washington State University. Matthew speaks Putonghua and English with native fluency.
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.
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.
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.