Born in Switzerland and coming from countryside Switzerland, Frédéric wanted to discover the world. Frédéric is a dynamic, young, motivated executive who studied all over the world and interested in working for an international organization, not only because he is committed to offer his relationship, business development and negotiation skills gained over his 20+ year in the financial industry for a sustainable, profitable, long and rich collaboration, but also because the development of his clients is one of his priorities.
Fulfilling clientele’s needs and exceeding their expectations is his main concern, he relentlessly dedicates himself to comprehend his clients’ desires exactly. His daily inspiration is to be resourceful and team-oriented in order to create tailor-made solutions which perfectly suit his clients’ objectives. These commitments, as well as his lifelong learning, have supported him throughout his working life and have been rewarded by his continuous career progression.
Katia Stampfli-Ferraz, Deputy Consul General of Switzerland in Hong Kong has over 15 years’ of professional experience spanning from consultancy to finance and public administration. Since 2015 she has been with the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs. After one year of training between Bern, Niamey and Tbilisi, she has been posted from 2016 to 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh and since November 2019 in Hong Kong. She holds a master degree in Sociology and International Law from the University of Zurich, Switzerland and a MBA degree from HKUST, Hong Kong. She is fluent in five languages (Italian, German, French, English and Portuguese). She is married and has one child.
Kenneth Hui is the Head of Market Development Division of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), in charge of the HKMA’s efforts to enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness as an international financial centre. Prior to joining the HKMA, Ken was a senior manager at the Investment Products Division of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), specialising in regulatory policies on retail funds and innovative retail investment products. During his time at the SFC, Ken was seconded to the Secretariat of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, where he was responsible for global OTC derivatives reforms.
Freeman Tsang joined Pictet Asset Management in Nov 2020 as Head of Intermediaries, Asia ex-Japan, with over 20 years of industry experience. Based in Hong Kong, Freeman is responsible for developing fund distribution and client relationship management activities for Pictet Asset Management in the region.
Before joining Pictet, Freeman had been Head of Wholesales Business for China(offshore), Hong Kong, Korea for Legg Mason Asset Management Hong Kong Limited (currently a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc.) since 2009. Prior to that, Freeman was the Business Development Vice President at Pictet in 2006 where he was responsible for wholesale business development and implementation of commercial strategies for Asia Pacific ex-Japan.
Freeman has taken various senior roles in multiple financial institutions, including Director of Business Development at Citigroup Asset Management and Sales Director at Janus Capital Group where he was responsible for developing retail and private banking businesses in Asia.
Freeman graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Applied Computer Science from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto.
Yang is Director of Debt Origination and Advisory APAC team and has a wealth of experience in international bond issuances having worked with Greater China, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Mongolia and Australia-based clients across asset classes. Yang is currently leading the Crédit Agricole CIB China SSA and FI DCM franchise, and a key contributor to the firm’s cross-boarder DCM efforts as well as its regional sustainable capital markets business. Prior to joining Crédit Agricole CIB, Yang held many functions across Debt Capital Markets, Financial Institutions and Credit Risk in ING. Yang relocated from Amsterdam to Singapore in 2016 and has been based in Hong Kong since 2018.
Yang holds a double degree from University of Amsterdam in Economics and International Development Studies.
In her spare time, Yang delves into nature as a runner, a hiker, a scuba diver and a sailor.