Ashley Zhang

Standard Chartered Bank
Asset Management


Ashley joined Standard Chartered Bank as a management trainee 2 years ago with experience in clients coverage, HK stock listing, and principal investment in infrastructure. She stayed 1 year in Shanghai and 1 year in Beijing. After the program, she joined Project Finance UK team, specializing in financial modelling, Oil & Gas RBL financing. Before she joined the bank, she got both her bachelor and master degrees from Fudan University in Shanghai.

Petru Brediceanu

D. E. Shaw & Co.
Asset Management, Hedge Fund, Law, Trading


A former entrepreneur and diplomat, Petru currently pursues his interests in international relations, the economy, and finance from his seat as a portfolio manager with D. E. Shaw & Co., a large American hedge fund, where he now manages the European convertible bonds book. Prior to this he worked in proprietary credit trading at Deutsche Bank and for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania. Petru holds a degree in Law from the University of Bucharest, a degree in Economics from the Romanian Academy of Economic Studies, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Stephen Thorne

Goldman Sachs
Investment Banking, M&A


Stephen is currently an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he has been involved in a number of buy side, sell side, equity and debt transactions. Stephen holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London.

Christina Chen

HgCapital
Investment Banking


Christina is a member of the TMT team and works on the Mercury fund. She joined HgCapital in 2013 with seven years of experience in the TMT sector. Previously, she was at DN Capital focusing on growth and venture capital investments in the software and digital media sectors. Prior to DN Capital, Christina worked in investment banking at Deutsche Bank and HSBC. Christina holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Cambridge. She speaks fluent English and Chinese.

Kirk Lepke

Summit Partners
Private Equity & Venture Capital


Kirk Lepke is an investment professional at Summit Partners, a leading $15 billion growth equity fund that invests in fast-growing companies.  Based in Summit’s London office, Kirk primarily focuses on Internet Infrastructure, Telecommunications and Mobile sectors across Europe and Asia.  He previously worked in M&A advisory for Torch Partners Corporate Finance in London and Morgan Keegan Technology Group in Boston covering Software and Internet. Kirk graduated from Brown University with a BA in Economics and Engineering.

Sabrina Xu

Citibank
Investment Banking


Sabrina C. Xu is an investment banking professional with the Consumer & Retail M&A team at Citigroup. Prior to this, she worked at Morgan Stanley, Barclays, HSBC and FountainVest Partners. Sabrina is also a passionate entrepreneur in the fashion/media industry, and oversees the publication of a quarterly magazine on British luxury which has a circulation of 120,000 copies distributed internationally. A Goldman Sachs Scholar and China Oxford Scholar, Sabrina graduated top of the class with a MSc in Financial Economics from University of Oxford.

Thomas Chau

Standard Chartered
Investment Banking


Thomas is an Associate Director in the Corporate Advisory & Finance team based in Hong Kong, focusing on M&A origination and execution in Northeast Asia Thomas has a combined experience of 9 years in Investment Banking and Commodities Sales & Trading, with extensive experience advising companies on public and private M&A transactions, notably in the energy and resources sector Prior to Standard Chartered, he was an Associate at Citi’s London-based Power and Utilities team, which he joined in 2007 Thomas has executed numerous corporate finance transactions in Europe and Asia, including: - Advised Inter-Citic in its US$250 mm sale to Western Mining (Toronto public offer) - Advised Fosun International in its US$330 mm privatisation of Shanghai Forte Land (Hong Kong public offer) - Advised Chinatrust in its US$180mm acquisition of MetLife Taiwan - Advised SUEZ on its EUR8.9bn spin-off and subsequent IPO of SUEZ Environnement (Euronext listing) - Advised a leading US private equity firm in its attempted acquisition of Trinergy, a EUR2bn worth of wind farms in Italy and Germany - Advised Severstal on an attempted reverse merger with Arcelor - Advised Tata Steel on its successful $12.1bn acquisition of Corus (UK public offer) Thomas also worked on debt financing related deals, including: - $2bn bonds offerings for Israel Electric Corporation - Sonangol US$3bn structured pre-export financing - Addax US$300m crude oil reserve-based lending - Vicentin US$50m Argentinean soybean pre-export financing Thomas started his investment banking career at Credit Agricole and ABN AMRO, both in London, advising clients on financing solutions and cross-border M&A transactions in the commodities sector Thomas holds a Masters in Management from EM-Lyon Graduate Business School in France

Yuan Chen

Atomico
Venture Capital


Yuan Chen is a Senior Investment Manager at Atomico. He is a native Mandarin speaker. Prior to Atomico, Yuan was an associate at the European M&A team in J.P. Morgan London. Yuan holds an MEng degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from University of Oxford.

Audrey Yu

Goldman Sachs
Investment Banking


Audrey is currently an investment banking analyst in the Natural Resources team at Goldman Sachs providing M&A, equity / debt raising, and other corporate finance advisory to institutional clients in Metals & Mining, Oil&Gas, Infrastructure and Oil Field Service industries. Prior to the current role, Audrey worked for McKinsey. Audrey holds a MSc in Management from London

Wen Li

Credit Suisse
Investment Banking


Wen Li is an Associate at Investment Banking Department at Credit Suisse (London), providing M&A, equity / debt raising, and other corporate finance advisory to institutional clients in EMEA. Industry focus: mainly real estate, but also with experience in consumer & retail, healthcare, as well as TMT. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, she worked at UBS Investment Bank in London. She graduated from University of Cambridge with a Mphil. in Real Estate Finance and also holds a BSc. in Accounting & Finance from Warwick Business School.

Deborah Yu

Group P&I Club
Insurance


Deborah works for an International Group P&I Club based in London, and deals with liability insurance claims on behalf of the Far Eastern membership at the Club. She qualified as a lawyer in the People’s Republic of China in 1998 and practised shipping law in various law firms before she joined the London Club in 2007.

Phoebe Chen

Barclays
Investment Banking


Phoebe has worked in Barclays commodity business since 2009. Now holding the position of Assistant Vice President at Commodity Structuring servicing a client base ranging from hedge funds, real money investors to corporates as end users of commodities. She is currently permanently based in London but has had short to long term assignment experiences in New York and Singapore. Phoebe’s role involves derivatives, commodity market knowledge, quantitative index strategies for asset managers and commodity linked financing projects. Phoebe holds a BA degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, year of matriculation 2006.

Moshe Shen

Goldman Sachs
Trading


Moshe is a business sales analyst at Goldman Sachs agency Futures and Options desk, specialising in agency electronic trading and covers primarily HFT and algorithmic funds. He also manages and develops GS proprietary electronic products ranging from market access to best execution algorithms Moshe graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Mathematics.

Liyi Shen

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Private Equity


Liyi is an Executive at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets based in London, managing energy related private equity type investments in EMEA. He previously worked in European Energy Team within Credit Suisse IBD, covering M&A and financial market products to the boarder energy sector, advised China Three Gorges on its $3.5bn acquisition of stake in Energias de Portugal (EDP). Sector expertise in oil & gas, power utilities, regulated assets, renewable energy and infrastructure. Liyi graduated from Peking University and HEC Paris.

Chunzi Yan

Fenchurch Advisory Partners
Investment Banking


Chunzi is working as a analyst in Merge and Acquisition at Fenchurch Advisory Partners. Priorly, Chunzi worked in the Financial Institutions Group at RBS. Chunzi holds an MSc in Risk Management from LSE and a BSc in Economics and Statistics from UCL.

Theo Lam

JPMorgan
Investment Banking, Trading


Theo works on the Interest Rates trading desk at J.P. Morgan's London office. He joined the firm after completing a MSc in Financial Economics degree at the University of Oxford and a B.A. in Economics at the University of Chicago.

Helena Huang

Chatham House
Economist


Helena (Yun) Huang is a researcher based in the international economics department at Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs). Helena has recently co-authored two Chatham House publications, 'Shifting Capital: The Rise of Financial Centres in Greater China' (May 2012) and 'The Connecting Dots of China's Renminbi Strategy: London and Hong Kong' (September 2012). Her main research interests include RMB internationalisation and global governance of international monetary system. She has also been closely involved in Chatham House high-level research events attended by policy makers, financial professionals and academics in Europe and Asia. Helena holds degrees in economics and international public policy. Before joining Chatham House, she was educated at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, University of Pennsylvania and University College London.

Xuan Han

Citigroup
Trading


Xuan Han is Trader of Citigroup, specialises in structured repo trades. Prior to her current role, Ms. Han was Portfolio Manager for a multi-billion bond portfolio for Citi Holding. She received an M.Eng and a B.A. in Chemical Engineering from University of Cambridge, St John's College.

Xing Qin

Barclays
Investment Banking


Xing joined Barclays PLC in 2008. He is currently working at project finance department, responsible for portfolio managing over £450m senior debt exposures to project finance vehicles, periodic review of credit quality, construction progress/operation performance and financial models of each project, managing and executing waiver and variations, working directly with external technical and legal advisors, client relationship management and developing internal risk control frame works. Prior to this, he was working as corporate banking sales 2008-2009 and market risk/asset liability analyst 2009-2010d in the same company.

Chloe Qiao Shan

Morgan Stanley
Investment Banking


Chloe joined Morgan Stanley in 2012 and is currently working in the risk management department where she carries out in-depth credit analysis across a wide range of the bank's clients, including corporates and financial institutions, across a broad array of trading and lending products. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, she interned as an Equity Sales in the London office of China International Capital Corporation (CICC), where she involved in covering a portfolio of Chinese companies listed in Asia and overseas, facing institutional investors in Europe. She also worked for an international consulting firm where she was working closely with FSA officials on several banking regulatory issues. Shan holds a MSc in Financial Economics from University of Oxford.

Vanessa Zhao

Hermes Fund Managers
Hedge Fund


Vanessa has been working for Hermes Fund Managers for three years. She previously studied International Trade and Commercial Law in Durham University and practiced as a paralegal for a short term before she joined Hermes Fund Managers. Before she came to England, she studied Business Law in Shanghai Institute and Foreign Trade. At her spare time, Vanessa likes watching movies and travelling.

Sharon Chen Song


Investment Banking


Sharon is currently working in the sales and trading department in CICC London office as Institutional Equity Sales. She is focusing on China equities and facing institutional clients such as asset management companies and hedge funds. She graduated from Said Business School, Oxford University in 2011 as MSc in Financial Economics and got her Bachelor of Economics degree from Peking University in 2010.

David Jiang

Goldman Sachs
Investment Banking


David is a market risk associate at Goldman Sachs. Prior to Goldman, David was part of the Quantitative Equity Research team at HSBC. David graduated from Imperial College London with a MSc in Financial Engineering and BSc in Mathematics.

Tianyi Gao

Royal Bank of Scotland
Investment Banking


Tianyi is currently a consultant at Royal Bank of Scotland working on FSA related project within the Corporate Banking Risk Solutions business. Prior to this, Tianyi worked in various projects and teams within credit risk management including Coutts Risk Sanction International, Coutts Credit Policy, FI credit, and Group Operational risk. She also had experience in Financial Institution Group in RBS, Sales and Trading Middle Office at Oddo Securities. Tianyi graduated from ESCP Europe and Wuhan University.

Veronica Xu

Deloitte
Accounting


Veronica is an ACA qualified assistant manager at Deloitte UK. She has been in the Banking & Capital Markets group with 14 months working experience in Deloitte Shanghai office. Experienced in US GAAP, UK GAAP and IFRS conversion. Veronica graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She is also working towards Wine & Spirits Education Trust Level 4 Diploma in Wine and Spirits.

Selina Wang

Goldman Sachs
Investment Banking


Vice President at Private Wealth Compliance in Goldman Sachs.

Karen Zheng

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Investment Banking


Karen sits at stock loan client services team in Bank of America Merrill Lynch, supporting securities lending / ETF businesses. Prior to this, she also worked in collateral management. Karen graduated from BSc Economics, University of Warwick.

Gordon Chua

Citigroup
Trading


Gordon is a rates associate trader at Citigroup, covering bonds, swaps, futures, derivatives, including global credit names across curve. He also covers top tier (Supranational, Treasuries, Bunds, core Europe) to European agencies/Asian/Canadian names, European peripheries (Spain/Portugal/Italy etc.) and covered bonds. Gordon holds a BSc Economics from University College London.

Wenxin Xing

Barclays Capital
Investment Banking


Wenxin is a credit risk analyst at Barclays Capital, focusing on European Hedge Fund Managers across asset classes and investment strategies. Prior to this, she used to cover mutual funds, pension funds, private equity funds and investment companies, real estate funds and infrastructure funds as well as charitable and other non-profit organisations and foundations trading through asset managers. Wenxin graduated from Cambridge University (BSc Mathematics) and Cass Business School (MSc Finance). She also holds Wine & Spirits Education Trust Level 3 Awards in Wine and Spirits.

Zhuoshi Liu

Bank of England
Economist


Zhuoshi Liu is an Economist in the Macro-Financial Analysis Division of the Bank of England, where he provides policy analysis and research on a wide range of issues related to the interaction between the macro-economy and financial markets. Prior to the current job, Zhuoshi worked as a financial economist at Barrie & Hibbert (now part of Moody’s Analytics). He received his PhD in Economics from the University of York in 2008, and a BSc degree in International Economics and Trade from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2001. His research has been published in established academic and industry journals, such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, Manchester School, and Life and Pension. Selected Publications: An admissible term structure model of sovereign yield spreads with macro factors: the case of Brazilian global bonds Z Liu and P Spencer, Manchester School, vol. 77(s1), pages 108-125, 2009 An open-economy macro-finance model of international interdependence: The OECD, US and the UK Z Liu and P Spencer, Journal of Banking & Finance, vol. 34 (3), pages 667-680, 2010

Ariel Ma

PwC
Accounting


Ariel Ma is a senior associate at Pricewaterhouse Coopers UK and specializes in IT assurance and advisory. Before PwC, Ariel worked for Deloitte Shanghai and Read International UK, a leading UK charity, in Tanzania. Ariel holds a MSc Insurance and Risk Management from Cass Business School London.

Janice Cheung

Man Group
Investment Banking, Asset Management


Janice Cheung is an investment marketing specialist at AHL, a world leading quantitative managed futures manager and a division of Man Group. Prior to AHL, Janice began her hedge fund career at GLG Partners and had previously worked at Hermes Fund Managers and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking. She gained a Masters in European Business from ESCP Europe and a BSc in Biochemistry with a Year in Industry/Research from Imperial College London.

Sophie Que

PwC
Accounting


Yu Que (Sophie Que) is an Assurance associate (auditor) in PwC, the largest multinational professional services firm and largest accountancy firm. PwC has offices in 776 cities across 159 countries and employs over 180,000 people. The Assurance practice is the biggest practice within PwC generating 50% of PwC's total revenue. Sophie holds an Bsc in Mathematics from Imperial College London.

Bartosz Jaskula

Rothschild
Investment Banking, M&A


Bartosz Jaskula is an investment banking analyst with Rothschild and is focused on European M&A transactions across various industries. Prior joining Rotschild, he worked at the Boston Consulting Group in Warsaw and AXA in Paris. Bartosz holds a Masters in Management degree with distinction from ESCP Europe and MSc in Economics from the Poznan University of Economics. In his free time Bartosz enjoys traveling and competing in endurance sports events, having recently accomplished an Ironman Triathlon.

Sherwin Wang

KKR
Investment Banking


Sherwin Wang is a private equity investment professional at KKR. Prior to KKR, Sherwin worked in BAML and Citigroup’s Investment Bank division. Sherwin holds an MSc in Finance from London School of Economics and a BSc in Accounting and Finance from Durham University.

Min Qi

JPMorgan
Investment Banking


Min Qi is a credit risk analyst at J.P Morgan Investment Banking. She has experience covering Diversified Industries, Emerging Market and UK, Ireland and Nordic Banks and Insurance. She has passed all three levels of CFA exams at first attempt and is an enthusiastic amateur equity investor. Min holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Sciences and a BSc (Hon) in Life Sciences from Zhejiang University.

Sadio Wade

Nomura
Investment Banking, M&A


Sadio works in Investment Banking at Nomura, focusing on Financial Institutions in EMEA. Prior to joining Nomura, he worked for RBS and J.P. Morgan. Sadio holds an MSc in management from ESCP Europe.

Faisal El-Hakim

H&W Global Ltd
Investment Banking


Faisal is a co-founder of H&W Global Ltd, an independent investment consulting and sourcing solutions company focused on the financial, real estate, oil & gas and commodities sectors in China, the Middle East and UK. He began his career at Bear Stearns where he helped to establish a successful Middle East franchise within the private wealth management and investment banking divisions. He has also held senior positions at HSBC Bank, where he was responsible for conventional and Islamic multi-asset derivatives structuring and sales to Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 2010, he became a founding member of the HSBC Family Office Partnership, with responsibility for investment banking and investment advisory to UHNW individuals, families, corporates and quasi-institutional clients.

Greg Camous

BNP Paribas
Investment Banking


Mr. Greg Camous works as a Fixed Income sales-trader at BNP Paribas London. Before moving to London, Greg worked as a CDS trader on the CPM desk of BNP Paribas New York. Greg holds a MSc in Finance and a BS in Mathematics from Paris Dauphine University

Andrea Gazzani

HSBC
Investment Banking


Andrea Gazzani is an associate at the Global Markets Division of HSBC, where he is contributing to the EMEA Institutional Foreign Exchange & Commodities Business. Amongst other responsibilities he is working closely with Chinese Banks who have balance sheets in the UK to facilitate and promote the process of internationalization of the Renminbi. Andrea holds an MSc in Management from ESCP Europe and a BS Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin.

Frank Zhou

Merrill Lynch
Investment Banking


Frank Zhou is an FX Options Trader at Merrill Lynch. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Frank was an FX options trader at Lloyds Banking Group, covering G10 currencies. Prior to Lloyds, Frank worked for Optiver as an option market maker, trading equity index options. Frank received Distinction in MSc in Financial Economics from Oxford University, and an Honour in BSc in Economics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Voon Kiat Lai

BNP Paribas
Investment Banking


Voon is a credit trader at BNP Paribas. Prior to BNP Paribas, Voon was reading Engineering at Jesus College Cambridge.

Christina Zhang

Permira
Private Equity & Venture Capital, M&A


Christina Zhang is an investment professional in Permira, a private equity firm with EUR 22bn AUM. She is responsible for monitoring new investment opportunities, as well as overseeing c.EUR 200m of assets in the firm's debt portfolio, with a focus on Consumer and TMT. Prior to joining Permira, she spent 3 years in the EMEA M&A team at HSBC Investment Bank in London. Christina holds B.A. (Hons) and M.Eng. degrees in Engineering from University of Cambridge, England.

Albert Li

Nabarro LLP
Law


Albert Li is an associate solicitor in Nabarro LLP, a major commercial law firm in London. He joined Nabarro in 2008 and was qualified in England and Wales in 2011. Albert also qualified as a Chinese lawyer and was admitted in 2001. He has practised in a major Chinese commercial law firm before coming to England. Albert has many Chinese clients and has a strong relationship with most of the prestigious law firms based in China. He speaks fluent Mandarin and English. He is a director of the China Group in Nabarro. Albert has advised clients on a wide range of corporate matters including listing, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, re-organisations, joint ventures and management buy-outs. He is also Nabarro's key contact in respect of all China related work.

Ge Zhu

Duet Asset Management
Asset Management


Ge Zhu is now working in Duet Asset Management as senior analyst. Expert. Graduated from LSE master.

Shan Jiang

BSC Financial Group
Investment Banking


Shan Jiang joined BCS Financial Group as a quant strategist in late 2012, where he leads the development of quantitative equity strategy, after leaving Gulf International Bank where he was an assistant portfolio manager and quant analyst responsible for developing active trading strategies in global equity and fixed income space using quantitative methodology. Shan holds a PhD from Imperial College in London focusing on nuclear fuel management optimisation using evolutionary algorithms. He also holds an MSc in Computer science(Distinction) from University of Essex and a BSc in computer science from Northwestern Polytechnical University in Shaanxi, China.

Emily Song

Philips Electronics UK
Asset Management


Emily is responsible for the portfolio review, financial management and operational controls and business activities of Fidelity Growth Partners Europe. She began her career with Philips Electronics UK, working within several business divisions, including consumer lifestyles, lighting, healthcare and global business service centre, and followed by a move into Business analytics role in SHL Group. Prior to joining FGPE, Emily worked for Fidelity International Moonray Investors, responsible for financial portfolio reporting and executive analysis for senior management and board, control and oversee the finance and investment activities, involve in the business valuation process and interact with internal and external auditors. Emily is a qualified chartered management accountant (ACMA, CGMA), qualified chartered certified accountant (ACCA), CFA candidate, corporate member of BVCA and holds a Master Degree and Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Edinburgh.

Jue Huang

Pharo Management
Asset Management


Investor Relations Analyst. Joined Pharo Management in July 2010. Holds a B.A. cum laude in Journalism from Fudan University (2009) and an M.Sc. cum laude in Media, Communication and Development from London School of Economics (2010). Jue is fluent in English, Chinese and French.

Tian Yang

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Investment Banking


Tian Yang is an associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Tian manages the global index book and European sectors book on the delta one trading desk. Tian graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with a BA in Economics and was ranked in the top 3% of his cohort.

Richard Chan

Morgan Stanley
Investment Banking, M&A


Richard is currently an investment banking analyst in the M&A execution team at Morgan Stanley. Prior to the current role, Richard worked for Goldman Sachs Capital Partners (PIA) and Lazard. Richard holds a MEng in mechanical engineering from Imperial College London.

Xuesong Zhao

Polar Capital
Asset Management


Xuesong Zhao is an investment analyst in Polar Capital, responsible for Asia portfolios within Global Technology fund and Technology Trust. Prior to Polar Capital, he worked as an investment analyst covering TMT sectors within Emerging Market & Asia team in Aviva Investors. Prior to Aviva, he worked as an analyst within Emerging Market Debt team in Pictet Asset Management. He started his career as a Financial Engineer at Algorithmics, an IBM company. He holds an MSc in Finance from Imperial College Science & Technology and a BA (Hons) in Economics from Peking University and is a CFA charter holder.

Eric Bian

JPMorgan Asset Management
Asset Management


Eric Bian is a client portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Equity Team at JPMorgan Asset Management, based in London. Prior to JPMorgan, Eric worked for Goldman Sachs Asset Management London. Eric obtained an MSc in Insurance and Risk Management from CASS Business School and a BSc in Mathematics from Imperial College London.

Max Meng

Morgan Stanley
Investment Banking


Max Meng is a fixed income trader at Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, Max worked in Deutsche Bank and CNN. Max, a chinese national, received full scholarship to study in Raffles Junior College Singapore for high school education. Max holds a BEng in Bioengineering from Imperial College.

Zeya Rao

Ondra Partners
Investment Banking


Zeya is an Investment Banking Analyst at Ondra Partners, a leading independent advisory firm with presence in Europe and the U.S. Prior to Ondra, Zeya worked in the investment banking division at Nomura and Goldman Sachs. Zeya holds a MSci degree in Chemistry from Imperial College London, with ancillary modules in Finance and Financial Management.

Clare Chen

Fulcrum Asset Management
Asset Management, Hedge Fund


Clare Chen is Quantitative Analyst at Fulcrum Asset Management. She was an associate at PIMCO, a $2 trillion global investment management firm. Prior to PIMCO, Clare worked in GLC Ltd ( A London based hedge fund) global macro fund, serving as investment analyst. Clare holds an MSC in Finance and Economics from LSE and double Bachelors of Economics and Mathematics in Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Alberto Turra

EFG Financial Products
Investment Banking


Alberto Turra is an Associate at EFG Financial Products, a modern and integrated platform for structured investment solutions offering high service standards. Prior to joining EFG FP, Alberto worked for BNP Paribas and Societe Generale. Alberto holds a MSc in Management from ESCP Europe, a MEng from Polytechinc of Turin and a BEng from Polytechnic of Milan. In addition, Alberto is fluent in Italian, English and French.

Wei Yang

Barclays
Wealth Management


Wei Yang in an Investment Advisor in Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, which is the Private Banking arm of Barclays Plc. Wei is responsible for advising HNW clients on their investment portfolios, and covers MENA, Africa and Asia regions. Prior to Barclays, Wei worked for Citic Securities and Cinda Securities in Beijing. Wei also holds an MSc in Risk Management and Financial Engineering and an MSc in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London.

Julian Machicao Arano

Lazard
Investment Banking, M&A


Julian Machicao is an analyst at Lazard in their Global M&A Group with a focus on Natural Resources. Previous work experience include Media & Telecommunications at Morgan Stanley and Real Estate at Commerzbank. Julian holds an MSc in Strategic Management from Rotterdam School of Management and a BSc in Finance from Maastricht University.

Tommy Tang

Société Générale
Investment Banking, M&A


Tommy Tang is an M&A investment banking analyst at Societe Generale covering Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) and Chemicals industries. Prior to Soc Gen, Tommy worked for goetzpartners Corporate Finance. Tommy holds a MSc in Finance degree from London School of Economics and a dual-bachelor in Economics from Fudan University and University of Groningen in Netherlands.

Jade Fu

Heartwood
Asset Management


Jade’s role combines portfolio management with market research. A native of mainland China, Jade specialises in Asian and emerging market equities. She joined Heartwood in early 2010 after two years at Barclays Capital, where she provided advice on investment and risk management solutions, with a primary focus on interest rates and currency products for mid-sized institutions and ultra high net worth individuals. She began her career with Bank of America in London and New York, where she was an analyst in the Financial Institutions Group. Jade graduated from Imperial College London with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and an MSc in Finance. She is currently a Chartered Financial Analyst candidate, having passed the level 2 exam in 2012.

Paul Langdon

MetLife
Insurance


Paul is an actuary at MetLife, engaged in providing de-risking solutions for pension schemes. He has worked for a consultancy as well as for companies owned by AIG, Barclays and GE Capital. As well as valuation and financial analysis, Paul has worked in marketing and pricing, notably of derivative-backed investment products. Paul is an economics graduate from the London School of Economics, a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and holds the Financial Risk Manager qualification of the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Wenning Dai

Standard Chartered
Investment Banking, M&A


Wenning Dai is an Associate at Standard Chartered and is specialized in Merger & Acquisitions. Prior to Standard Chartered, she worked at UBS Investment Bank in the Infrastructure team. Wenning holds an MSc in management from ESCP Europe.

Saiqi Lu

Baillie Gifford
Asset Management


Saiqi is a stock investor, employing a high-conviction, concentrated portfolio and long-term investment strategy. He previously worked for Baillie Gifford and OMAM UK's flagship UK equity fund which was the top performing fund from 2002-2012 in the sector. He graduated from Oxford University with a BA (Hons) in Mathematics and Philosophy.

Lisa Yang

Goldman Sachs
Investment Banking


Lisa is an associate in the Global Investment Research division at Goldman Sachs in London covering the European Media sector. Her role involves performing fundamental research and analysis to identify key trends and investment ideas in the sector, providing investment recommendations to global institutional clients (long-only institutions and hedge funds), and pitching trading ideas to internal equity trading teams. Prior to that Lisa worked in the Power & Utilities equity research team at Goldman Sachs - Gao Hua Securities in Shanghai and in the corporate finance law department at Hogan Lovells LLP in Hong Kong where she was involved in several initial public offerings including VMEP Holdings and Central China Real Estate Limited. Raised in France, Lisa received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Management from HEC Paris School of Management and holds a Law diploma.

Jerome Sterckx

UBS Investment Bank
Investment Banking


Jerome Sterckx is an equity research associate director at UBS covering the European media sector. Prior to UBS, Jerome did several internships at Societe General, GfK Equity Research and Atlas Capital. Jerome holds a MSc in management from Essec Business School and spent a semester at Beijing University in the MBA program of Guanghua School of Management. In addition of his interest for the finance and media industries, Jerome has a passion for wine (Burgundy or Bordeaux), fine food (any kind) and shows a strong curiosity for Asia, having lived and traveled in several countries in the area.

Sean Wu

DC Advisory
Investment Banking, M&A


Sean is a senior associate at DC Advisory, CFA. Sean has extensive knowledge and experience in M&A, having worked for 5 years at UBS Investment Bank, both in their Tokyo and London offices. Sean acted as advisor on many transactions and has been involved in sell-side, buy-side, restructuring and financing mandates. Sean is a specialist in the capital goods, building materials, aerospace & defence sectors. Due to his distinct background in the UK, China and Japan as well as his proficiency in English, Chinese and Japanese, he has been involved in many Asia related opportunities. Sean is a Chartered Financial Analyst and graduated from the University of Tokyo.

Jiaojiao Yan

Deutsche Bank
Investment Banking, M&A


Jiaojiao Yan is an analyst in the Natural Resources Group within investment banking division at Deutsche Bank, primarily focusing on the metals & mining industry. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Jiaojiao has worked for BNP Paribas in Paris and Nomura in London. Jiaojiao holds an MSc in management from HEC Paris.

Xiang Zhao

HgCapital
Private Equity & Venture Capital


Xiang Zhao is an investment associate at HgCapital, a leading mid-market private equity house focusing on investments in northern Europe. Prior to HgCapital, Zhao Xiang worked for Credit Suisse M&A London. He holds an MSc in management from HEC (Paris) and a BS in Economics from Peking University.

Raffaello Casati

Barclays
Wealth Management


Raffaello Casati is an Assistant Vice President in the Key Clients and Family Offices Team of Barclays, where he Initially worked in the Asset Management Division out of London and Hong Kong. He started his career at Merrill Lynch global Wealth Management. Raffaello holds a M.Eng. from the Politecnico of Turin a MCs in Management form the ESCP Europe and a B.A. in Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan.

Luca Ferrante Carrante

UBS Investment Bank
Investment Banking, M&A


Luca Ferrante Carrante is an Analyst within the Mergers & Acquisitions team at UBS Investment Bank, London. He joined the firm in 2011, having graduated from the Bocconi University and Fudan University with a first class Master of Science in International Management; Luca also holds a BSc in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University. Prior to joining UBS, Luca completed internships in Intertrust Group and Fortis Bank Luxembourg.

Yulia Reydon

Royal Bank of Scotland
Investment Banking, M&A


Yulia is an Associate in the Corporate Advisory, Financial Strategy team at The Royal Bank of Scotland in London. She started her banking career in Paris working for BNP Paribas, Mergers & Acquisitions team focusing on Energy sector. Prior to the career in banking Yulia worked in Startegy Consulting in London and Paris, and Oil industry in Russia and Singapore. Yulia completed a Master in Business and Grade de Master en Management at the ESCP Europe in London and Paris. Born in Siberia, raised in Far East of Russia, educated in Europe with work experience in Russia, Singapore, Korea, France and the UK - Yulia represents a global professional.

Lawrence Liu

Deutsche Bank
Investment Banking, M&A


Lawrence Liu is an associate at Deutsche Bank. Prior to Deutsche, Lawrence worked for the Valence Group, Unicredit and RBS. Lawrence holds an MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London.

Gabriel Pasquin

UBS Investment Bank
Investment Banking


Gabriel Pasquin is an analyst in UBS investment banking in the Equity Capital Markets and Equity Linked teams. Gabriel holds a double Law and Economics Degree (E-3) by ICADE-Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, which includes a year studying at the MCI Innsbruck (Austria) and a semester at SISU Shanghai (China). He is also member of the Colegio de Abogados (Bar) of Madrid.

Xue Zhou

JP Morgan
Investment Banking


Xue Zhou is a Book Runner at J.P.Morgan, a leader in financial services with one of the largest client bases in the world with assets of $2.3 trillion. Xue joined J.P.Morgan London in 2010, moved across difference lines of business within CIB from TSS to IB Equities, and joined EMEA Rates Exotics since 2012 until today. Xue holds an MSc in ADMIS from LSE and BSc in Economics and Finance from University of York.

Defeng Wu

HSBC
Investment Banking


Defeng Wu works at Equity Derivatives Trading desk at HSBC. He holds a BA degree in Mathematics from University of Cambridge.

Lily Chen

Deloitte
Investment Banking, M&A


Lily Chen is an Assistant Manager covering M&A at Deloitte with a particular focus on cross border transactions between China and Europe in the lower and middle market buyout space. Her prior experience includes various positions in the hedge fund and derivative industries in London and the PE turnaround space in the US. Lily graduated from London Business School and completed her undergraduate studies in the University of Chong Qing in China.

Jeffrey Li

Canyon Capital Advisors
Asset Management, Hedge Fund


Jeff is a Research Analyst at Canyon Capital Advisors, a credit focused multi strategy hedge fund, with c. $23bn AuM. He focuses on investing in distressed debt and event driven equity opportunities in Europe. Prior to Canyon, Jeff worked in the Principal Investments team at Macquarie and the Investment Banking Divison at Goldman Sachs. Jeff holds a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.