24 September 2020 08:30
The Silk Road Summit - September 2020
The potency of China’s role in shaping the world of the 21st century and beyond is no longer under debate: both geographically and economically, it has arrived on the world stage.
UK Institutional pension funds have repeatedly expressed their desire to learn more about this rapidly growing market. We have been meeting with world class Chinese asset managers to gain a better understanding of the opportunities available and tap into a powerful network of local knowledge and experience.
We strongly believe there is tremendous value in the exchange of ideas and information between the UK and China and are therefore working on a new digital series for the rest of 2020.
This event will help all attendees foster relationships and heighten awareness of the opportunity set available. This is an exciting time and mallowstreet is thrilled to be at the heart of driving this connection, expanding our mission to foster collaboration in our industry to an international scale.
Stuart is CEO of mallowstreet, the online and events platform for the UK institutional pensions industry. mallowstreet's goal is to help provide a better pension for everyone. After sustained and impressive growth it now has over 3,400 community members, and is establishing a presence in Europe and China. Prior to this role, Stuart worked at Redington, where he helped launch mallowstreet in 2009. Having graduated from Drexel University with an MBA, followed by several years at Susquehanna International Group in Philadelphia, Stuart moved to the UK to complete an Msc in Social Planning and Policy at the LSE in 2006. He’s still here and in his free time enjoys running and travel.
Chief Investment Officer- Equities, China, Eastspring Investments (China)
Michelle joined Eastspring Investments, the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc, as Chief Investment Officer - Equities, China in June 2018.
Prior to joining Eastspring Investments, Michelle was Head of QFII & QDII Investment and Portfolio Manager at BOCOM Schroders. She had various roles at BOCOM Schroders from October 2005 to June 2018, initially as senior research analyst, then portfolio manager, deputy head of equity investment department and most recently Head of QFII & QDII Investment. Michelle was QFII portfolio manager at BOCOM Schroders since 2007.
Michelle previously held Shanghai-based roles at ING Barings Securities and Arthur Anderson.
Michelle holds Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and Bachelor of Art from Shanghai University.
Head of Distribution Europe and Middle East
Gordon joined Eastspring Investments, the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc, as Head of Distribution for Europe and the GCC, in 2013.
Prior to joining Eastspring Investments, Gordon was Head of European Business Development at AMG for 5 years. He was also Head of EMEA Marketing and Sales at Northern Trust Global Investments, and held similar Marketing and Sales roles for Institutional and Retail distribution at both Gartmore and Fleming Investment Management.
Gordon has also spent two years leading the Asset Management Practice of a Financial Services Search firm, as well as spending time in the British Army.
Chi Kit Chai
Head of Capital Markets and CIO, Ping An Asset Management
Mr. Chai has more than two decades of investment experience. He joined Ping An Asset Management (Hong Kong) as the Head of Capital Markets and CIO in 2017. He is in charge of all capital market investments including equities, fixed income, ETFs, quantitative/AI solutions, hedge funds and multi-asset strategies. Mr. Chai is also a member of the Executive Committee for Ping An Overseas Holdings, the global investment arm of Ping An Group.
Prior to joining Ping An, Mr. Chai worked for Teacher Retirement System of Texas, one of the largest pension funds in the US, for 21 years. He was the senior managing director and head of Internal Public Markets there. He also led a team of portfolio managers and analysts managing the US$23 billion Global Best Ideas Flagship fund. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Virginia Tech, a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University as a Dean’s Scholar and a Master of Arts in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a CFAcharterholder.
Institutional Relationship Director, Jupiter Asset Management
Steven joined Jupiter in 2018 and is responsible for managing Jupiter’s relationships with existing and prospective institutional clients in the UK.
Steven joined Jupiter from Franklin Templeton Investments where he led their institutional business development efforts in the UK and Ireland, managed relationships with institutional clients and was responsible for developing relationships with UK-focused investment consultants. Prior to this, Steven held a senior role in the institutional client service team at Baring Asset Management, a role he assumed after relocating to London from Edinburgh where he was a member of the overseas institutional client team at Baillie Gifford.
Steven began his career on the investment side having spent four years as an investment analyst at SL Capital Partners, the private equity division of what was then Standard Life Investments.
Steven holds a first class honours degree in Economics and was the recipient of the Sir Charles Carter Prize for Excellence in the field of the Economics of Industry and Innovation.