Head of Portfolio Construction, NSW Treasury Corporation
Tanya Branwhite joined NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) in December 2018 in a senior investment leadership role as the Head of Portfolio Construction. Tanya joined TCorp from the Future Fund, Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, where she had been a Director in the Listed Equities team, and most recently was Director Market Insights and Portfolio Implications. In this role she was tasked with strengthening the Future Fund’s portfolio investment approach through a more focused approach to extracting return enhancing information and transforming these into cohesive insights around the economic cycle, investment markets’ return & risk dynamics in pursuit of better portfolio decision making. Tanya’s career experience has centred on a number of roles in financial markets and asset management including senior team leading roles at Macquarie Group, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup Global Asset management. She holds a BCom (Hons) from UNSW, a Masters of Finance from UTS, and a Masters in Finance and Management from the international business school INSEAD (France). She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr. Hua Fan
CIO, China Merchants Bank Wealth Management Co Ltd
Dr. Hua Fan joined China Merchants Bank Wealth Management Co Ltd as Chief Investment Officer in 2019. Prior to her appointment with CMB, she spent 10 years at China Investment Corporation as Head of Asset Allocation and Head of Fixed Income and Absolute Return Investments. She was previously Head of Global Risk Modeling Group at Goldman Sachs where she worked for 11 years. Hua holds a PhD from Columbia University in Finance and a B.S. from Peking University in Mathematics. She published papers on Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Portfolio Management etc. In 2013, Hua was named as one of "the 25 Most Influential Women in Asset Management" by Asian Investor magazine. Her team won the Institutional Investor Award as the Sovereign Wealth Fund Hedge Fund Team of the Year in 2013 and 2014, and was nominated for 2015. She also received the Industry Leadership Award from "100 Women In Hedge Fund" in 2015. Hua has been a council member of China Wealth Management 50 Forum since 2013.
Tzu Mi LIEW
Chief Investment Officer (Fixed Income), GIC
Liew Tzu Mi was appointed Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income in July 2016, overseeing the business in macro, credit and cross-asset systematic investing. She joined GIC in 1998 and built her career in the Fixed Income department. She was responsible for the Emerging Markets and Foreign Exchange business between 2008 and 2010, headed up the Macro Research and Strategy team at its inception in 2011 and the Global Macro business from 2011 to 2016. She is a member of the Ministry of Defence SAVER-Premium Board of Trustee and the Central Provident Fund Board. Tzu Mi holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Engineering and Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge, and a Master of Science in Engineering from Princeton University. She has also completed the Advanced Management Program from INSEAD.
CEO, Singapore and South East Asia, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Sherene Ban is Chief Executive Officer for Singapore and South East Asia for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm's asset management business in the region. Previously, she held a number of roles in the firm such as heading the Investment Specialist team for the Beta Strategies Group and co-heading the Investment Specialist team for the Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific Equities Group. In addition, Sherene is the chair of the Investment Committee and a trustee for the JPMorgan U.K. Retirement Plan. Prior to joining the Firm in 2005, Sherene worked as a portfolio manager for Asia Pacific Equities at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). She then transferred to London with the GIC to become a portfolio manager for European Equities. Sherene obtained a B.Sc in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.Sc in Financial Engineering from Princeton University. She is a CFA Charterholder.