Financial Services

Mission Statement

The Financial & Professional Services Focus Group (FSFG), as part of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, will provide the members of the Chamber with a range of events covering business environment, financial regulation, economic updates, investment opportunities, networking and social events with a focus on the financial and professional services sectors. We also encourage high profile industry leaders in our sector to brief our members on the latest developments both in the UK and in China. The FSFG thereby provides a core of expertise on the banking, finance, regulatory and insurance sectors in Shanghai and China.

We promote the services that UK-based financial and related services industries could offer to Chinese public and private sectors and facilitate business development in China by UK-based financial and related institutions. The FSFG also will coordinate and promote joint events with other Focus Groups within the Chamber in order to broaden its scope and provide the best service levels to our members.

The committee comprises 11 members and we seek to have diversified membership representing different sectors within financial services. Members are expected to dedicate time, expertise and enthusiasm in order to support the work of the FSFG and the events that we arrange and should attend a minimum of 50% of the committee meetings in any one 12 month period.

Subject to vacancies arising, members may apply to join the FSFG and the committee will consider any application taking into account support and attendance of FSFG events over the past year together with the personal qualities and enthusiasm that a proposed member would bring to the group.

Next meeting: Tuesday, 05 September 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Financial Services Focus Group Quarterly Update – Q1 2017

Friday, 21 April 2017

China’s 1Q17 GDP grew at 6.9%, beating market expectations. The strong first quarter was attributed to export growth, the booming real estate market and an increase in infrastructure investment, leading to robust industrial production.

Focus Group Members

Chair: Joanne Wood, Chairman, Capital Eight
Vice Chair: Tim Mathieson, Director, Risk Management & Insurance Finance - Treasury, Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Alan Grieve, Chief Risk Officer, HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited
Yee Mann Hau, CFO, Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited
Samuel Hooper, Consul, Trade and Investment, British Consulate-General Shanghai 
Susan Munro, Managing Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Oliver Wickham, Head of Business, St. James's Place Wealth Management
Matthew Wong, Partner, PwC China
Eddie Goh, Partner, KPMG China
Simon Lance, Managing Director, Hays China
Zoe Liu, Acting Chief Representative, City of London Shanghai Office

Chamber Executive Committee Sponsor: Tong Sun, BD & Operations Director, Hyder Consulting (Arcadis), China

Chamber Office Facilitator: Aria Wang, aria.wang@britishchambershanghai.org

If you would like to recommend an event, or find more details about this Focus Group, please contact Chamber Staff Aria Wang at aria.wang@britishchambershanghai.org, or join our LinkedIn Group

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