19 Jan 2019 - Ascertaining the Uncertainties: Embrace Technology. Quantify Data. Disrupt Finance.

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Major upheavals in recent years have amplified the intrinsic risks that come with trading. As the market grows increasingly volatile, how can investors all over the world secure their returns in the unpredictable markets? As quants start growing in popularity again, how should you decide between quants or traditional investment strategies in the face of an uncertain world?

Join us to find out the latest Fintech and Blockchain and Machine Learning developments in China and around the world, and how these can combine to help investors navigate the uncertainties in the tumultuous financial markets.

This event shall be conducted in English with bilingual PowerPoint slides.

Zaojiu (造就)
Established in 2015, Zaojiu is now China's leading talk producer specialising in Science, Technology and Culture.

Asia Big Data Association
The Asia Big Data Association (ABDA) is a non-profit organisation that aims to foster greater cooperation in big data research and project collaborations in the Asia Pacific region between the industries, government and academia.

LinkSure Network Holding
Founded in 2013, LinkSure Network is a global innovative mobile internet company specializing in free internet access, content, and location-based services.

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Steen Jakobsen, Chief Economist, CIO & CO-Head Of Global Sales Trading SAXO BANK A/S 
Steen Jakobsen first joined Saxo Bank in 2000 and has served as both Chief Economist and Chief Investment Officer since 2009. He focuses on delivering asset allocation strategies and analysis of the overall macroeconomic and political landscape as defined by fundamentals, market sentiment and technical developments in the charts. 

With more than 25 years of experience within the fields of trading and investment, Jakobsen is a highly renowned and respected
Chief Economist, who regularly appears as a guest host on CNBC and Bloomberg News. Prior to joining Saxo Bank, he worked with Swiss Bank Corp, Citibank, Chase Manhattan and UBS. He also served as Global Head of Trading, FX and Options at Christiania (now Nordea). 

Jakobsen’s approach to trading and investing is unique, often contrarian, and frequently sparks debate and controversy among the global market community. He is a regular contributor to Tradingfloor, covering major macroeconomic developments and political events and Central Bank policies. Taking a special interest in Asia and China, Mr Jakobsen provides insight and analysis on the world’s second largest economy. 

As head of the #saxostrats team, he also contributes to the Saxo Bank Quarterly Outlooks and is both founder and spearhead of Saxo Bank’s acclaimed annual “Outragous Predictions” publication. In this, the #saxostrats team set out 10 unlikely, but potential underappreciated, events that could have significant consequences on the financial landscape and turn the investment world upside down. Steen Jakobsen is a graduate from Copenhagen University. 

WANG Junyi, Founder, ACGTU Capital
Junyi Wang, Johnny, is the founder of ACGTU Capital, a quantitative trading firm developing and implementing systematic strategies for global equity index futures trading, with a focus on risk management. Prior to ACGTU Capital, Junyi spent over a decade in the investment management department at National Australia Bank and State Street.

TIAN Hongfei, Founding Partner, iVision Ventures
TIAN Hongfei is a Founding Partner of iVision Ventures. He holds a Masters Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has more than 17 years of experience in the technology, finance and SaaS sectors. He specialises in AI applications in investment, such as Big Data, Business SaaS, Fintech and Blockchain applications. He has worked for various prestigious finance and technology firms such as the Susquehanna International Group (SIG), International Financial Corporation (IFC), and Oracle. Upon returning to his native China, he founded Looa.com, China's first social media e-Commerce company that was subsequently acquired by Sina Corp. 

ZHU Wei, Founder, Axinan 
ZHU Wei is the founder and CEO of Axinan, a Singapore based InsurTech startup focusing on Southeast Asia markets. Before Axinan, Wei was the CTO of Grab, the largest ride-hailing company in Southeast Asia serving millions of drivers and riders. He has also held positions in Facebook and Microsoft, and was one of the first 100 engineers in Facebook.

YAN Li, Director of Mandarin Executive Education Nanyang Business School at NTU
Dr. YAN Li is the director of Mandarin Executive Education Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University. Prior to this position, he was Senior Lecturer of Strategic Management at Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) and Program Director, in Executive Development (SMU-ExD) at Singapore Management University. YAN Li came to Singapore from Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU), where he was Director of Executive Education, leading the Program Design Team and the Custom Program Team. His primary research areas include strategic management, international business, change management, complexity management, and emotional management from an institutional perspective with qualitative and historical approaches focusing on state-owned-enterprises. 

Besides his research and teaching, YAN Li took the leading role in many corporate programmes tailor-made for global and Asia-Pacific regional headquarters. MNC clients include Merck, Jaguar Land Rover, Nestlé, Towers Watson, L’Oréal and GM.

JIANG Kai, CEO and CIO, China iFund Asset Management Co.,Ltd
JIANG Kai holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA. Specialising in quantitative hedge funds, he was the Managing Director of Business Operations at Orient Securities (China) and set up the company's first absolute return non-proprietary fund. He headed the financial products and quantitative investment functions at Orient Securities, and was also a member of its Investment Committee. JIANG has 14 years of experience in quantitative investment, as well as a wealth of experience in leading investment teams. This includes years of quantitative investment experience in Wall Street, as a non-proprietary fund manager at Weiss Asset Management and Deutsche Bank (New York). He managed assets worth US$10 million and has traded in major markets globally.