2016 Asia Roundtable in Hong Kong and ShenzhenOctober 26-28, 2016
Institutional investors place a high priority on investing in companies with world-class governance structures to best ensure optimal financial performance through greater transparency and accountability. What efforts are being made by governments and long-term investors to strengthen corporate governance in Asia? How will the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect and the rapid opening of bond markets improve governance of Chinese companies and make them more attractive to overseas investors? The Asia Roundtable, held in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen, addressed these issues, other recent reforms in China, and the investment outlook for the broader Asia-Pacific region.
The 2016 Asia Roundtable provided participants the opportunity to meet with their peers across the industry and discuss some of the most pressing issues facing institutional investors today. Discussions focused on the implications of the current macroeconomic environment on investors’ Asia allocations as well as issues related to corporate governance. One member poll indicated that the majority (72%) of respondents are interested in increasing their allocation to Asian markets in the coming years, with many specifically saying that they are looking to increase their investments in China.
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