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.

Focus Group Members

Co-Vice Chair: Anne Bark, Director, Brunswick Group
Co-Vice Chair: Kari Hakanen, Partner, Asian Risks Management Services

Chair Emeritus: Joanne Wood, Chairman, Capital Eight
Honored Member: Zoe Liu, Chief Representative, City of London Shanghai Office

Members:
Susan Munro, Managing Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Matthew Wong, Partner, PwC China
Jiwei Ye, Managing Director, Head of Transaction Banking China, Standard Chartered Bank
Daniel Drew, Senior Manager, CEO Office, HSBC Bank
An Kelles, Business Development Director, Greater China, Jersey Finance
Paul Ryder, President of the College of International Finance, Bank of China
Li Linmao, China Country Manager, Lloyd’s Insurance

Chamber Executive Committee Sponsor: Landa Guo, Partner, PwC

Chamber Office Facilitator: Jun Wang

2019 Events:

2018 Events Archive:

If you would like to apply for the Financial Services Focus Group member, please send a brief introduction and motivation for joining to Jun Wang.

If you would like to recommend an event, or find more details about this Focus Group, please also contact Chamber Staff Jun Wang.

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