About the Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Randall S. Kroszner

Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics
University of Chicago's Booth School of Business
(Former US Federal Reserve Governor and
President's Council of Economic Advisors member)


Dr. Randall S. Kroszner is the Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. From 2006 to 2009, he served as a Governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. He chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. In these capacities, he took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure, including rules related to home mortgages and credit cards. He presented the Fed on the Financial Stability Board and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and chaired the OECD working party of deputy central bank governors and deputy finance ministers on international macro policy.

From 2001 to 2003, Professor Kroszner was a member of the U.S. President's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), where he was involved in issues including corporate governance reform, currency crisis management and sovereign debt restructuring, terrorism risk insurance, and banking and financial regulatory reform.

Professor Kroszner has more than 100 publications. His paper on managerial stock ownership (with Clifford Holderness and Dennis Sheehan) won the Brattle Prize for best corporate finance paper in the Journal of Finance. His book co-authored with Nobel laureate Robert J. Shiller, Reforming U.S. Financial Markets: Reflections Before and Beyond Dodd-Frank appeared on the Washington Post's "Book World" political bestsellers list.

He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Financial Research Advisory Committee in the Office of Financial Research at the US Treasury and is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Academic Advisory Council. He is a member of the board of advisors of the Paulson Institute and the Booth Academic Director of the CEO Perspectives program. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Kroszner consults with financial institutions, government organisations and central banks throughout the world.

Professor Kroszner received a Sc.B. (magna cum laude) from Brown University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

About the MC and Panel Moderator

MC and Panel Moderator
Mr. Mark Matthews

Bank Julius Baer Head of Asia Research,
25-year veteran of the Asia-Pacific capital markets and
Winning Panellist - 2014 HKSFA Annual Forecast
cum Annual Dinner


Mark Matthews is currently Head Research Asia for Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., an appointment he has held since June 2011.

With over 25 years of experience in finance and investment, Matthews has held senior research and sales positions in various financial institutions, including ING Barings Securities, Standard & Poor's and Merrill Lynch.

Matthews holds a Masters of Business Administration (Finance Major) from the Schulich School of Business, York University and a Bachelor of Arts (History Major) from Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada. He is fluent in French and Chinese.

About the Panelists
Mr. Erwin Sanft, CFA

Innova Strategies


Mr. Erwin Sanft is a principal at Innova Strategies. Mr. Sanft has over 20 years' experience in China equity research as head of China research and strategy at CLSA, BNP Paribas, Standard Chartered and Macquarie. His pioneering work in China research includes first-to-market studies of Chinese corporate internationalization, private enterprise outperformance, Renminbi internationalisation, China's transition to lower growth, the impact of the single-child generation on consumption, the rise of Tencent, industrial sector upgrading, China's commodity boom and power tariff reform.

Mr. Sanft moved to China in 1992, studying at Nanjing University before working at the New Zealand Consulate-General in Shanghai. He holds degrees in Finance and Economics from the University of Auckland and is fluent in Mandarin. Mr. Sanft is a CFA charterholder.

Dr. Mingchun Sun

Chief Investment Officer and Chief Economist
Deepwater Capital


Dr. Sun Mingchun has served as the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Deepwater Capital Limited since October 2014. Prior to joining Deepwater Capital Limited, Dr. Sun held positions as a senior partner and chief economist of China Broad Capital Co., Limited, managing director, head of China research and chief Greater China economist at Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong Limited, the chief China economist, head of China equity research and managing director at Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited and senior China economist, vice president at Lehman Brothers Asia Limited. During the period from July 1993 to August 1999, Dr. Sun was also an economist of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange of the PRC.

Dr. Sun is also currently the vice chairman of the Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong and a member of the China Finance 40 Forum. Dr. Sun received a bachelor's degree in international economics from Fudan University in July 1993. He also obtained a doctoral degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University in June 2006.

About the Feature Performance

Mr. Joe Junior

HKSFA is excited to announce that Hong Kong's beloved singer Joe Junior has agreed to be our entertainer for the evening. We are particularly happy to have Mr Joe Junior celebrate the Society's first 25 years with us, as his songs, which include such hits as "Deborah", were the soundtrack of many of our members' early careers.