Event Details

China's financial service industry stands as a dynamic force, shaping not only the nation's economy but also influencing global markets. Join us for an insightful panel discussion as we delve into the intricate world of financial and capital markets in China. Key topics include but not limited to: gain a comprehensive understanding of China's rapidly evolving financial ecosystem, from traditional banking to the rise of fintech giants; learn about the recent reforms and policy shifts that have opened up new opportunities for both domestic and international players; discover the latest investment trends, asset classes, and strategies employed by investors navigating the Chinese market; explore the groundbreaking innovations driving the fintech revolution in China and their impact on financial services; uncover the unique challenges and risks faced by businesses operating in the Chinese financial sector, from compliance to geopolitical factors.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


17:00 - 17:30
Registration and networking
17:30 - 18:30
Fireside chat
18:30 - 20:30
Cocktail party and networking


  • Dr. Chun Chang (Professor of Finance, Huifu Chair Professor at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

    Dr. Chun Chang

    Professor of Finance, Huifu Chair Professor at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    Dr. Chun Chang is a Professor of Finance and Huifu Chair Professor at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Professor Chang has an extensive academic career, serving as the Executive Dean of SAIF from 2010 to 2021. Prior to joining SAIF, he was the Associate Dean and Professor of Finance at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), holding the ABN AMRO Chair in Risk Management from 2004 to 2010. Before returning to China, Professor Chang taught at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota for 17 years.

    Professor Chang is recognized as the first scholar from the People's Republic of China to become a finance professor at an American university. Additionally, he is the first scholar to return to China on a full-time basis after becoming a tenured finance professor at an American university.

    Professor Chang's research interests encompass corporate finance, macro finance, economics of organizations, and institutions with recent attention to the issues related to offshore RMB financial system, data factor/data assets, and global macroeconomic policy paradigms. He has published over 30 high-standard international articles in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Business, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is the author of "Corporate Finance for Chinese Entrepreneurs" (2006) and "Corporate Finance" (2008). In 2009, he served as the team leader for the project "Supply Chain Finance," published by CEIBS and Shenzhen Development Bank.

    Professor Chang received the Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award in 2016 and the 8th Scientific Research Excellence Award of the Ministry of Education (Humanities and Social Sciences) in 2020. He has also presided over several key projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and received the SAIF Faculty Academic Research Award in 2018.

    Professor Chang served as the President of the Chinese Economists Society and was the Executive Editor of the Chinese Economic Review, an authoritative international academic journal on China's economy, from 2004 to 2009.

    At SAIF, Professor Chang offers courses on "Corporate Finance" and "Challenges of Corporate Finance and Management," blending theoretical knowledge with practical insights.

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  • Sir Martin Sorrell (Founder & Executive Chairman of S4Capital)

    Sir Martin Sorrell

    Founder & Executive Chairman of S4Capital

    Sir Martin Sorrell is Founder and Executive Chairman of S4 Capital plc, the tech led, new age / new era digital advertising and marketing services company for global, multinational, regional and local clients, and millennial-driven influencer brands.

    Sir Martin was Founder and CEO of WPP for 33 years, building it from a £1 million ‘shell’ company in 1985 into the world’s largest advertising and marketing services company. When Sir Martin left in April 2018, WPP had a market capitalisation of over £16 billion, revenues of over £15 billion, profits of approximately £2 billion and over 200,000 people in 113 countries. Prior to that, Sir Martin was Group Financial Director of Saatchi & Saatchi plc for nine years and worked for James Gulliver, Mark McCormack and Glendinning Associates before that.

    In 2018, S4Capital merged with MediaMonks, the leading AdAge A-listed creative digital content production company, and then with MightyHive, the market-leading digital media solutions provider for future thinking marketers and agencies. Since then, MediaMonks and MightyHive have combined with more than 30 companies.

    In August 2021, S4Capital launched its unitary brand by combining MediaMonks and MightyHive into Media.Monks. As the operational brand, Media.Monks underpins S4Capital's agility, digital knowledge and efficiency and is the next step in delivering on its foundational promise to unify Content, Data&digital media and Technology services with over 8,000 people in 32 countries. S4Capital is listed on the London Stock Exchange under SFOR.L.

    Sir Martin supports a number of leading business schools and universities, including his alma maters, Harvard Business School and Cambridge University, and a number of charities, including his family foundation. He was ranked the second best-performing CEO in the World by the Harvard Business Review in 2016 and 2017, and received the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award. He has also been nominated as one of the TIME 100: The Most Influential People. He is also an Honorary Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge and a Director of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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  • Dr. Weisi Xie (Shanghai Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Dr. Weisi Xie

    Shanghai Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Weisi Xie is the Shanghai Director at the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network (EICN), and is responsible for engaging with top executives in the region on key economic and political issues as well as industry-specific analysis to support their businesses in the dynamic Chinese market.

    Mr. Xie served as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University before joining EICN. As a trained trade economist, his teaching and research mainly focused on the fields of international trade, industrial economics and economic development, with a particular emphasis on China’s economy in a global perspective. He also possesses extensive expertise in the non-profit sector through work experience with think tanks and international organizations, including the Shanghai Institute for National Economy and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he contributed to multiple government counseling projects and policy studies. His work has appeared in leading academic journals as well as major economic policy publications.

    Mr. Xie has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a B.A. in International Business from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.

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  • Anke Schrader (China Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Anke Schrader

    China Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Anke Schrader is the China director of the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network. Utilizing over two decades of living and working in China, Anke works closely with network members to help inform their business strategies through political, economic, and operational insight and to connect them with their senior leadership peers.

    Anke is also a recognized sustainability expert. She is the author of numerous publications on ESG, citizenship, and sustainable development issues in China and served six years as Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in China’s Business Sustainability Committee.

    Before joining The Economist Group, Anke was the Asia Research Director at The Conference Board, where she led strategic planning and execution of thought leadership research for China and the Asia region, leading a team of economists and researchers covering macroeconomics, human capital, and sustainability research. She also previously worked as a strategy consultant at PwC in Beijing advising multinational clients on macroeconomic, policy, market entry strategy, and operational issues.

    Anke has led multi-year China research partnerships with Cornell University and Indiana University (funded by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Ford Foundation), was a guest lecturer at Cornell’s Employment and Disability Institute, and a mentor for the Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University.

    Anke received scholarships for Chinese language studies at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing and Shanghai Jiaotong University’s international MBA program. She holds an M.A. in politics and management from University of Konstanz.

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  • More Speakers To Be Confirmed

    More Speakers To Be Confirmed