Foundation Sponsor

Norges Bank Investment Management

Norges Bank Investment Management is a part of Norges Bank, the central bank of Norway. We manage the Government Pension Fund Global, one of the world’s largest funds. Our mission is to safeguard and build financial wealth for Norway’s future generations. The fund is invested worldwide in equities, fixed income and real estate, with a goal of ensuring a high long-term return after costs. We aim to achieve this goal with acceptable risk, as a responsible investor and through an efficient organisation and transparent management.

Founding Sponsor


CLSA is Asia’s leading capital markets and investment group, providing global investors with insights, liquidity and capital to drive their investment strategies.

Award-winning research, an extensive Asia footprint, direct links to China and highly experienced finance professionals differentiate our innovative products and services in alternative investment, asset management, corporate finance, capital and debt markets, securities and wealth management.

As the international platform of CITIC Securities (SSE: 600030, SEHK: 6030), China’s largest investment bank, CLSA is uniquely positioned to facilitate cross-border capital flows and connect China with the world and the world to China.

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Hong Kong, CLSA operates from 20 cities across Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States.

Principal Sponsors

China Universal Asset Management

Founded in 2005, China Universal Asset Management (CUAM) ranks among the top-tier asset management companies in China. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has branch offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, etc. With nearly US$95 billion in assets under management and more than 70 million clients, CUAM ranks in the top 5 in China by total mutual funds AUM (except money market funds), as at 30 June 2018.

CUAM has six main business lines including mutual funds, segregated accounts, e-commerce, pension management, international business, and financing services. Known as a stock-picking expert, the company has won the recognition and trust of fund-holders and institutions at home and abroad. According to data from the China Galaxy Securities Fund Research Center, CUAM ranks first among the top 10 mutual fund management companies in actively managed stock investments over the last five years.

Since its inception, CUAM has been awarded many accolades including the ‘Gold Bull Award’, ‘Golden Fund Award’, ‘Star Fund Award’ and the ‘Shanghai Financial Innovation Award’ awarded by the Shanghai municipal government. CUAM always upholds the core value of “Client First” and the business philosophy of “focusing on the long-term” and devotes itself to building a reputation as the most recognised brand for asset management in China.

Fidelity International

Fidelity International provides world class investment solutions and retirement expertise to institutions, individuals and their advisers – to help our clients build better futures for themselves and generations to come. As a private company, we think generationally and invest for the long term. Helping clients to save for retirement and other long-term investing objectives has been at the core of our business for nearly 50 years. 

We believe that investing in companies with high standards of corporate responsibility can enhance and protect investment returns for our clients. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues form an integral part of our investment decision-making process. Our rigorous research approach ensures we gain a deep understanding of ESG issues at a company level before they escalate and potentially threaten the value of our clients’ investments.

As stewards, we play an important role in improving the governance of companies in which we invest. We engage directly with companies to promote good governance and sustainable corporate practices.  

Supporting Sponsor


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services EY delivers helps build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. EY develops outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, EY plays a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organisation, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information, please visit ey.com.

Gala Dinner Sponsor

CLP Holdings

CLP Holdings is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and is the holding company for the CLP Group, one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia Pacific. Through CLP Power Hong Kong, it operates a vertically-integrated electricity supply business providing a highly-reliable supply of electricity to 80% of Hong Kong’s population. 

Outside Hong Kong, CLP holds investments in the energy sector across Asia Pacific. Its diversified portfolio of generating assets uses a wide range of fuels including coal, gas, nuclear and renewable sources. CLP is one of the largest external investors in Mainland China’s renewable energy sector. In India, it is one of the biggest renewable energy producers and among the largest foreign investors in the electricity sector. In Australia, its wholly-owned subsidiary, EnergyAustralia, is one of the largest integrated energy companies, providing gas and electricity to about 2.6 million households and businesses. 

Luncheon Sponsors

Capital Group

Capital Group is one of the oldest and largest asset management companies in the world, managing multi-asset, equity and fixed-income assets for different types of investors. Since 1931, Capital Group has been singularly focused on delivering superior, consistent results for long-term investors using high-conviction portfolios, rigorous research and individual accountability. 

Today Capital Group works with financial intermediaries and institutions to manage more than US$1.8 trillion in long-term assets for investors around the world. Capital Group has an integrated global research network of more than 380 investment professionals and its portfolio managers have a median of 27 years’ investment experience. 

Capital Group has been serving investors in the Asia-Pacific region for more than 30 years. It currently employs more than 260 associates in the region, and has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

E Fund Management

E Fund Management (“E Fund”) was established in 2001 and has become the largest integrated mutual fund manager in China through its market-oriented and professional operations to serve its domestic and foreign clients with asset management solutions. E Fund offers both mutual funds and customised asset management services to help its clients fulfil their investment objectives, allowing them to achieve stable and profitable returns. 

As of end of September 2018, E Fund has overseen total assets under management of over Rmb1.3 trillion (approx. US$200 billion). Since its establishment, it has issued cumulative dividends of over Rmb110 billion and won the credibility from about 78 million clients. E Fund has been well-recognised by China’s asset management industry through its standardised operation and steady performance, demonstrating a reputable brand image of being professional, regulated, stable and outperforming. 

Workshop Sponsor


Blackpeak is an international investigative research firm. Founded in Asia, the firm now operates from strategic locations in key financial and economic centres, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, New York and Washington DC. We handle highly complex research assignments, including integrity due diligence, internal and external investigations, asset searches, business intelligence for institutional and hedge fund investors, stakeholder mapping, political risk research and more. Over 400 clients rely on Blackpeak’s services, including the world’s leading investment banks, corporations, law firms and asset managers.

Media Partner


FTChinese is the Financial Times’ Chinese-language website, providing unrivalled news and information to China’s top business executives and decision makers. The FT’s international team of journalists has access to senior corporate executives and politicians both in China and around the world, making it a must read for China's business leaders. FTChinese has more than 2.7 million registered users and is also available via iOS, Android and Windows platforms. In April 2018, FTChinese launched its paid-for subscription service.

Supporting Organisation

Corporate Governance Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CGCC)

The Corporate Governance Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CGCC) is a non-profit research organisation founded in 2000 under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), serving specially to promote reform of corporate governance. With the backing of the strong research capability and documentation of CASS, it has established extensive ties with related organisations on corporate governance at home and abroad. The centre has taken an active part in promoting the reform of corporate governance in East Asia and established long-term relations of cooperation with the World Bank, OECD and other international organisations. Now the expert committee of the centre has the participation of a number of influential names in the area of corporate governance. CGCC is one of the few frontier research organisations in corporate governance in China. The centre has its executive body at the Institute of World Economics and Politics, CASS.