AGM & Alumni Keynote Speaker Dinner



In Search of the New International Financial Order 


Ms. Julia Leung Fung-Yee, SBS -- Keynote Speaker


Dear Fellow Alumni,

The Columbia University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Limited Annual General Meeting (CUAAHK AGM) will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Hong Kong Club.  The AGM will be followed by a Keynote Speaker Dinner at 7:30pm.  This year, we are honored to have Ms. Julia Leung Fung-Yee, SBS, Executive Director of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and a MS graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, as our Guest of Honor. 

From Brexit to rise of Donald Trump, politicians have tapped into the deep anger of those who are left behind in the globalisation of trade and finance guided by three decades of economic liberalism. Since the 1980s, political establishments of the US, Europe and IMF have embraced global capitalism and emphasis on financial deregulation and market forces and prescribed them to Asia as the blueprint for growth. In her remarks, Julia Leung will discuss the dangers of unfettered capital flows, how that had led to the Asian and global financial crises, and how Asian economies surmounted those crisis to find their own path to economic development. 

Please register for the event as soon as possible, as seats are limited.


Keynote Speaker:  Ms. Julia Leung Fung-Yee, SBS

Ms Leung 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 regulating the Hong Kong retail investment products market.

Prior to joining the SFC, Ms Leung was the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury from August 2008 to December 2013. Before that, she worked with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) for 14 years, spending the last eight years as the Executive Director responsible for financial cooperation with Mainland and other international regulators. She represented the HKMA at the Bank for International Settlement’s Committee on the Global Financial Systems.

In over 20 years of public service, Ms Leung has extensive experience in financial market development, surveillance and international cooperation. She coordinated an initiative among Asian central banks that led to the launch of the Asian Bond Fund, helped introduce the renminbi business in Hong Kong, and facilitated the issuance of yuan-denominated sovereign bonds by the Chinese Ministry of Finance as well as the issuance of other investment products in the offshore renminbi market.

Ms Leung graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and earned a master's degree from Columbia University in the City of New York. In 2014, she conducted research and authored a book on how Asia surmounted various financial crises.

Ms Leung sits on the Committee on Real Estate Investment Trusts (Chairman), the Product Advisory Committee (Chairman), the SFC (HKEC Listing) Committee, the Budget Committee and the Executive Committee. She is a member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council's Financial Services Advisory Committee and Asian Financial Forum Steering Committee.


Date & Time:  Thursday, June 16, 2016

6:30 p.m. AGM Registration and AGM

7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

7:30 p.m. Dinner

8:30 p.m. Keynote Speech

9:00 p.m. Q&A


Venue:  Victoria Suite, 1st Floor, The Hong Kong Club, Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong

Dress Code:  Business attire, no jeans, sneakers nor sandals allowed at the Hong Kong Club


On behalf of CUAAHK, I look forward to seeing you all.


Best regards,

Vincent Ma

CUAAHK President 2014-2016



Payment via PayPal: Please click "Purchase tickets" below. Enter 00 for Postal code on Hong Kong address.

June 16, 2016 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm

The Hong Kong Club


Vincent Ma

Will you come?

$550.00 Non-member each
$450.00 CUAAHK member each
$250.00 Current Columbia student each