January 2021

WiFA 2021 Outlook - #BuildBackBetter

During this WiFA Flagship annual event, our distinguished speakers will share their respective viewpoints about the 2021 outlook: in her opening statement Grace Hui from HKEX will present STAGE - the brand new sustainable exchange platform. During the panel, Johanna Chua from Citi will present the macro-economic outlook and Laura Wang from Morgan Stanley the equity market outlook, while Maaike Steinebach from Visa will provide the innovation and technology viewpoint and Ben Ridley from Credit Suisse the sustainability and green finance perspective.

When: Jan 20, 2021 (Wed) 12:30 - 14:00


  • 12:30-12:35 Opening Remarks by Laurence Van Der Loo, ASIFMA
  • 12:35-12:40 Keynote speech Grace Hui, HKEX
  • 12:40-14:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A

Our Panels:

  • Maaike Steinebach, Visa
  • Ben Ridley, Credit Suisse
  • Johanna Chua, Citi
  • Laura Wang, Morgan Stanley

Moderated by Benedicte Nolens, BIS Innovation Hub

Ticket price: Webinar + Donation of HK$100

Webinar: Via Zoom. Details will be provided before the event.

Proceeds go to WiFA's charities of choice – EmpowerU and HER Fund.

We look forward to your participation!

Please register on or before 19 Jan 2020 (Tue) . A custom link will be sent through reminder emails prior to the event.

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  • Johanna Chua (Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis at Citigroup)

    Johanna Chua

    Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis at Citigroup


    Johanna is a Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis at Citigroup. Based in Hong Kong since 2000, she oversees overall economic research, FX and rates strategy across Emerging Asia Region which covers thirteen economies including China, India, Korea and ASEAN economies, among others. In 2018, she expanded her coverage to include economics research for developed Asia-Pacific region, namely Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Previously, Johanna was the Chief Asia Emerging Markets Trading Strategist (Fixed Income, Commodities and Currencies), and the Asia Sovereign Fixed Income Analyst prior to 2009
    Johanna ranked number 1 among Asia economists in the inaugural Global Fixed Income Institutional Investor (II) for 2019, and her team ranked #2 in the equity-focused Asia-Pacific II in the same year. She has also been consistent ranked highly in various fixed income surveys by The Asset magazine.
    Johanna has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of the Philippines.

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  • Grace Hui (Managing Director, Head of Green and Sustainable Finance at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited)

    Grace Hui

    Managing Director, Head of Green and Sustainable Finance at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited


    Grace Hui is the Head of Green and Sustainable Finance at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) with responsibility for the development of HKEX’s green and sustainable finance programme. From 2013 to April 2020, Ms. Hui was the Chief Operating Officer of HKEX’s Listing Division responsible for structured products & fixed income, primary market information, listing policies, listing enforcement and accounting affairs. Prior to joining HKEX, Ms. Hui was with UBS in various roles including Chief of Staff and Global Chief Operating Officer of UBS Legal & Compliance Department. Ms. Hui is an Honorary Adviser and a member of the Inspection Committee of the Financial Reporting Council; a member of both the Regulatory Oversight Board and the Sustainability Committee of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants; and co-chairs the Market Development Work Stream of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agencies Steering Group established by Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Securities and Futures Commission.

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  • Ben Ridley (Director, Sustainability Risk of Credit Suisse)

    Ben Ridley

    Director, Sustainability Risk of Credit Suisse


    Ben is a primary enabler to embed sustainability into the bank’s activities in the Asia-Pacific region through the design and delivery of business, operational and stakeholder initiatives. Ben is responsible for facilitating transaction-level environmental and social due diligence, and in helping clients develop their strategy and capacity to address key environmental and social challenges. With a background in ecology and environmental management, Ben has almost 30 years’ experience as a sustainability professional, including 15 years as project consultant on behalf of clients in multiple sectors. Ben is, inter alia, an Advisor to the Asia Impact Investing Fund I & II and a member of WWF-Hong Kong’s Conservation Advisory Committee.

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  • Maaike Steineback (General Manager, Hong Kong and Macau at Visa Inc.)

    Maaike Steineback

    General Manager, Hong Kong and Macau at Visa Inc.


    Maaike Steinebach is Visa's General Manager for Hong Kong and Macau. She is responsible for the full business operations, strategy development and management of Visa’s businesses in the two territories. She is also the founding member of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong.

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  • Laura Wang (Chief China Equity Strategist at Morgan Stanley)

    Laura Wang

    Chief China Equity Strategist at Morgan Stanley


    Laura Wang is an Executive Director in the Morgan Stanley Research Asia/Global Emerging Markets equity strategy team, in which she serves as Chief China Equity Strategist, providing Chinese equity related investment strategy research and services to global institutional clients. Laura joined the Firm in 2012. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Laura worked as a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group in its New York office. Laura has an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

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WiFA 2021 Outlook Event + Donation of HKD100
Standard Price HKD 100