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Asset Management Asia Forum

Speaker Bios

November 30, 2022 • 2:00–7:00 p.m. (SGT) • Singapore

Speaker Bios



Miranda Carr, who joined MSCI in January 2021, is Head of Applied ESG & Climate Research, with a focus on the key issues and developments in ESG & Climate in the Asian region. She has developed ESG integration frameworks for key APAC clients.  

Prior to joining MSCI, Miranda was Senior ESG Analyst at Haitong International, one of China’s largest securities companies, where she worked from 2015-20 and launched their ‘ESG in Asia’ research product. Before that, she spent 8 years analyzing Chinese government policy and investment strategy as Head of Research for an independent research company, NSBO, in London/Beijing.

In 2003, she obtained an MSc from Bayes Business School (formerly CASS Business School), where she focused on Socially Responsible Investment.



Alexander Chan joined Invesco in 2021 as Head of ESG Client Strategy Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong. He works with product and investment teams to identify new opportunities in ESG and contributes to building ESG strategies and industry initiatives in the region. Prior to joining Invesco, Alexander was the Co-Director of Asia real estate developer Nan Fung Group’s The Mills Fabrica, a global innovation & sustainability platform focused on ESG & impact investing in consumer industries. Previously, Alexander also worked for Hillhouse Capital, Bain & Company’s financial investors & private equity group and UK Cabinet Office’s Social Investment team. Alexander holds a BEng from University of Hong Kong, a MPP from University of Oxford and a masters of global affairs from Tsinghua University, where he was a Schwarzman Scholar. He holds a CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing.



Christina Choi Fung Yee is a member of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). She is also an Executive Director with responsibility for the Investment Products Division, which is responsible for authorising and supervising collective investment schemes and other investment products as well as for the development and implementation of the SFC’s asset management strategy and policies.

Christina joined the SFC in 2005. She has extensive regulatory knowledge and experience in the policies and requirements for investment products both in Hong Kong and internationally. She played a lead role in the design and launch of various mutual recognition of funds (MRF) arrangements between Hong Kong and other jurisdictions, in particular the ground-breaking MRF arrangements with Mainland China.

Prior to joining the SFC, Christina practised as a Solicitor in Hong Kong and was a Partner of the Corporate Group of the international law firm, Clifford Chance.

Christina is currently Chair of the International Organization of Securities Commissions’ Committee on Investment Management. She is also a member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Financial Services Advisory Committee and the Asian Financial Forum Steering Committee.

Christina chairs the SFC’s Products Advisory Committee and Committee on Real Estate Investment Trusts. She also sits on the Advisory Committee, the SFC (HKEC Listing) Committee and the Executive Committee.



David Dong has 17 years of experience in the financial industry. He joined the International Business Department of China Universal Asset Management Co., Ltd (CUAM) in 2008 and was in charge of the establishment of China Universal Asset Management (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd (CUAM Hong Kong) in 2009, assisting CUAM to start its first step development in overseas layout. David is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CUAM Hong Kong and a member of the International Business Committee of Asset Management Association of China. He is responsible for CUAM's overall international business development.



Leon Foong is currently the Head of APAC for Binance and is an avid believer in the ability of blockchain to bring economic freedom to the masses. He is currently working to grow the Binance ecosystem, user base and establish licensed entities across the region.

Prior to Binance, Leon was the founding CEO of SOCAR Malaysia. During his time at SOCAR, he launched a new p2p carsharing (TREVO) business under the SOCAR SEA umbrella and TREVO is now the leading p2p car-sharing platform in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Prior to venturing into the car-sharing space, Leon Foong was the General Manager of Uber Malaysia and Thailand and was responsible for introducing ride-sharing to Malaysia, bringing reliable on-demand peer-to-peer transportation to over 20 cities across Malaysia and Thailand. During his time at SOCAR and Uber, he worked closely with government stakeholders to pioneer peer to peer carsharing and e-hailing regulations.

Educated in Oxford with a first-class degree in economics and management, Leon is obsessed with solving problems and using technology as a big socio-economic equalizer. Prior to joining Uber Malaysia, Leon was also the Co-founder of GoGet.my, an on-demand errands marketplace that creates flexible opportunities for the people of Malaysia. He is also an active angel investor in web2.0 and web3.0 projects.



Chetan Karkhanis is a Senior Vice President in the Digital Advisory & Wealth Management group for the Asia Pacific Region. Based in Singapore, he is focused on leading the transformation of FT’s business in the region to a digital-first, client centric model, addressing the needs of our clients and key partners within the digital wealth and fintech innovation arena.

Prior to this role, he led product management for various global equity platforms within Franklin Templeton, including the Templeton Global Equity Group, Franklin Global Growth, and Balanced Equity Management (Australia).

Previously, Chetan led the Corporate Strategy function at Franklin Templeton as part of the Financial Strategies group. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 2014, he was a Vice President at JPMorgan Asset Management in Strategy and Development, based in New York City, and prior to that, held Strategy and Corporate Development positions in firms such as Moody’s and Charles Schwab. Chetan started his career in investment banking and equity research, covering the telecom, media and communications sector.

Chetan holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in economics, and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in management sciences and engineering, both from Stanford University, California.



Neil MacDonald is a Senior Vice President and Asia Pacific (APAC) head of the Asset Manager segment. He is a member of the APAC Management Committee and the Global Client and Segment Leadership Committees. As the Head of the Asset Manager Segment for Asia Pacific, Neil is responsible for building a sustainable revenue growth strategy and fostering deeper relationships with our asset management clients across the region. He works closely with the EMEA and North America Asset Manager segment heads to ensure our strategies are aligned at a global level, while also being tailored to the local needs of our Asian clients. Before joining State Street, Neil headed up KPMG’s Wealth & Asset Management Centre of Excellence, based in Hong Kong, responsible for the build-out of a consulting business supporting asset manager clients across Hong Kong and mainland China. Prior to KPMG, Neil spent 25 years in the financial services industry, the last 15 of which were in asset management. Neil held COO roles at JPMorgan Asset Management, BlackRock, and Barclays Global Investors, where he worked across the Distribution and Investment functions to drive client service, product innovation and client profitability. Neil holds an MBA with distinction from City University Business School, a master’s degree in operational research and an Honours Degree in economics, both from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.



Matthew Mohlenkamp is ICI Global’s Managing Director for Asia and Global Analytics. Mohlenkamp has extensive experience in international economic, regulatory, and financial policy and analysis, developed through a variety of roles at the US Treasury Department spanning 15 years. As a member of the US Senior Executive Service, he served as Director of Treasury’s Office of South and Southeast Asia, and previously was Director of the Office of the Western Hemisphere. Mohlenkamp also spent four years as the U.S. Financial Attaché for Southeast Asia, based in Singapore, serving as the Treasury Department's representative to the region. He also was the Senior Finance Official for the United States in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Previously, he served in the US Treasury offices of East Asia as well as International Debt and Development Policy. He holds a master’s degree in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of International Studies (SAIS) and a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University.



Abigail Ng is Executive Director and Head of the Markets Policy & Infrastructure Department, with supervisory responsibility for market infrastructure including exchanges, central counterparties, and the central depository. She also oversees the formulation of policies on the capital markets to promote fair, orderly, and transparent markets, and safe and efficient financial market infrastructures, as well as policies on market conduct to achieve fair outcomes for investors and shape corporate governance standards. Prior to this role, Abigail was Head of the Corporate Finance & Consumer Department, with supervisory responsibility for capital markets, including regulation of offers of securities, the conduct of takeover and merger transactions, and the Singapore Exchange as a frontline regulator for listed entities. Abigail also represents MAS at various international committees, such as the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Sustainable Finance Taskforce, where she is actively involved in work dedicated to Improving securities issuers’ sustainability-related disclosures.



Eric J. Pan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Company Institute. He took office as the 10th chief executive in ICI’s history on November 9, 2020. Pan was previously a managing director of Rock Creek Global Advisors LLC, an international economic policy advisory firm in Washington, DC, and a senior research fellow at the Center for Law and Economic Studies at Columbia Law School in New York. Pan served as the director of the Office of International Affairs at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 2015 to 2019 and head of international regulatory policy at the US Securities and Exchange Commission from 2011 to 2015. He represented both market regulators in international standard-setting bodies, including the International Organization of Securities Commissions and Financial Stability Board, and in regulatory dialogues with European and Asian counterparts. Before entering government service, Pan was the director of the Heyman Center on Corporate Governance and a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, where he wrote extensively about financial regulation and corporate law. He also practiced corporate and international law with Covington & Burling in Washington, DC. Pan is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Edinburgh, and the Harvard Law School. He is a member of the American Law Institute and an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School.



Michael Pedroni leads ICI Global and is the Investment Company Institute’s Chief Global Affairs Officer. Michael is responsible for ICI’s international policy and regulatory engagement in Europe and Asia as well as at IOSCO and the FSB. He also directs ICI Global’s thought leadership and is spearheading ICI’s increased focus on Europe. Michael has extensive experience in financial policy from his roles at the US Treasury, White House, Federal Reserve, IMF, and US Mission to the European Union. As a member of the US Senior Executive Service, he served four Treasury Secretaries, beginning in 2008 as the first Director of the Markets Room. Michael was subsequently appointed US financial attaché to the European Union and head of Treasury’s Brussels office in 2013. In 2016, he returned to Washington as acting senior director for global economics in the White House. He left government in 2017 to join the Managed Funds Association as head of international affairs and global research. Michael is a graduate of Yale and received a master’s degree from Columbia. He was a Fulbright Scholar and is conversational in German, Italian, and basic French. Michael also is an adjunct professor at George Washington University.



Mark T. Uyeda was sworn into office on June 30, 2022. He was nominated by President Joseph Biden earlier this year and confirmed by the US Senate on June 16.

Commissioner Uyeda has served on the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) since 2006, including as Senior Advisor to Chairman Jay Clayton, Senior Advisor to Acting Chairman Michael S. Piwowar, Counsel to Commissioner Paul S. Atkins, and various staff positions in the Division of Investment Management. He most recently served on detail from the SEC to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs as a Securities Counsel to the committee's minority staff.

Prior to joining the SEC, Commissioner Uyeda served as Chief Advisor to the California Corporations Commissioner, the state’s securities regulator. He also worked as an Attorney at the law firms of K&L Gates (formerly known as Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP) in Washington, DC, and O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles.

Commissioner Uyeda earned his bachelor's degree in business administration at Georgetown University and his law degree with honors at the Duke University School of Law.

He is the first Asian Pacific American to serve as a Commissioner at the SEC.



Daniel Wang is Vice President of Product Strategy-APAC for Moody's ESG Solutions(MESG), Based in Hong Kong.

In his role, Daniel is responsible for identifying strategic areas of focus for MESG products inAPAC and working with global and regional stakeholders to execute development opportunitiesacross data, methodology, analytics, and distribution. Daniel also works closely with otherProduct Strategists in MESG to ensure alignment and coherence in our product offerings in the APAC region.

Before his current role at Moody's, Daniel worked in the APAC Strategy & Business Management team of Moody's Investors Service (MIS), where he focused on developing and implementing growth initiatives for MIS APAC.

Before joining Moody's, Daniel worked as a Generalist in the Asia Investment Banking team atBank of America Merrill Lynch, with most exposure in industrials, energy & utility, and financial institutions. Before BAML, Daniel held various positions at Fitch Ratings and HSBC in locationsincluding Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

Daniel has an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc degree in Strategic Marketing from ImperialCollege London.



Dan Watkins is the Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Asset Management. He is responsible for overseeing the Asset Management Asia Pacific business, which operates in seven locations and includes more than 1,400 employees. Dan is a member of the Asset Management Operating Committee and the firm-wide Asia Pacific Management team. Dan is also Chairman or Director of a number of Fund and Legal Entity Boards in the United States, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Luxembourg, and Ireland. Dan has been an employee since 1997. Prior to taking his current role in 2019, he was Deputy CEO of JPMorgan Asset Management Europe and Global Head of AM Client Services and Business Platform. Dan has also held a number of positions at JPMorgan namely Head of Europe COO and Global IM Operations, Head of the European Operations Team, Head of the European Transfer Agency, Head of Luxembourg Operations, Manager of European Transfer Agency and London Investment Operations, and Manager of the Flemings Investment Operations Teams. Dan obtained a BA in politics from the University of York and is a qualified Financial Advisor.