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FSC Presents: How Asia's Wealthy are Investing
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When: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
From 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Where: RBC Hong Kong Office
Level 17 Cheung Kong Center
2 Queen's Road Central
Hong Kong
Contact: Gloria Meng

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The Financial Services Committee Presents: 
How Asia's Wealthy are Investing
With a presentation by RBC Wealth Management:
Michael Yong-HaronHead of North Asia

Ignatius Chong
Managing Director, Greater China



Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

RBC Hong Kong Office
Level 17 Cheung Kong Center,
2 Queen's Road Central
Central, Hong Kong


Members: HK$200 / Non-Members: HK$300
(Business Lunch will be provided)

Venue and Lunch sponsored by:

About the Event:

Research has shown that Asia's wealthy individuals have been increa
sing their wealth faster than those of any other region; in fact it has surpassed North America as the region with the most HNWIs with 4.7 million people. The region is slated to be the global center of wealth creationEmerging markets in Asia Pacific (India, China, Indonesia and Thailand) were instrumental in the region’s growth in particular China and India, and are expected to lead the Asia Pacific and global HNWI wealth growth through 2017.

What are the unique behaviours of Asia Pacific’s wealthy?
How do they invest?

In this seminar, which is sponsored and hosted by RBC and presents the findings of the just-published Asia-Pacific Wealth Report, speakers from RBC Wealth Management will help us examine the key trends - starting globally, then narrowing their focus to Asia and specific Asian countries. Join experts from the firm, including both seasoned researchers as well as industry practitioners, in delving into the investment trends and needs of the wealthy in Asia Pacific - to understand where wealth has grown, where it is being invested, and what kinds of instruments are being employed.

Attendees of this seminar can receive a letter of attendance from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

About the Speakers:
Michael Yong-Haron
Head of RBC Wealth Management, North Asia

Michael Yong-Haron is the Managing Director and Head of Royal Bank of Canada's Wealth Management business in North Asia. He joined RBC in March 2014 with a mandate to grow and integrate the Bank’s private banking, brokerage and futures businesses in the region. Based in Hong Kong, he is a member of the Asia Operating Committee.

Prior to RBC Wealth Management, Mr Yong-Haron was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and over a decade, he led several teams of bankers and investment professionals covering core and ultra high-net worth families in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and the international arena. A career private banker, Mr Yong-Haron has been working in the wealth management industry since 1997 in Hong Kong, Geneva and Paris. He started his banking career at Credit Agricole Indosuez.

Mr Yong-Haron holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his undergraduate degree (First Class Honours) in Economics and Law from the University of Wales in the United Kingdom. He is also a CFA charter holder and an active CFA volunteer in Charlottesville and Hong Kong.

Ignatius (Iggy) Chong
Managing Director, RBC Wealth Management, Greater China

Ignatius KK (Iggy) Chong is a Managing Director for the Greater China market at RBC Wealth Management in Hong Kong. Reporting to the Head of North Asia, Michael Yong-Haron, Iggy joined the Royal Bank of Canada in August 2014, where he leads a large team of Relationship Managers that are focused on the Greater China market.

Prior to RBC Wealth Management, Iggy held a number of senior roles at Coutts, which he joined in 1994, including Hong Kong Market Head, North Asia Head and Chair of the Family Business and Philanthropy division. Before working at Coutts, Iggy’s career in financial services began with RBC, where he supported the launch of RBC Private Banking Asia in 1990.

Born in Singapore, but living in Canada since 1977, Iggy graduated in 1982 from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance. He obtained his CFA designation in 1996, and is a fellow member of the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB).

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