Hong Kong Masterclass - Funds structuring and financing sustainability

Thursday 8 October 2020, 8:00AM - 9:00AM BST/ 3:00PM- 4:00PM CST

Hong Kong Masterclass - Funds structuring and financing sustainability

Dr Andy Sloan (Moderator)

Deputy Chief Executive, Strategy

As Deputy CEO, Strategy, Guernsey Finance, Andy is responsible for co-ordinating the development of financial services strategy. Andy established and chairs Guernsey Green Finance, the island’s sustainable finance initiative, and represents Guernsey at the UN’s Finance Centres for Sustainability Network. He is an expert reviewer for the International Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report and a Non-Exec Director of ESI Monitor, an environmental assessment company. He is a member of the BVCA’s Channel Islands Working Group, the CityUK’s IRSG’s regulatory coherence working group and is a member of the Institute of Directors and Institute of Risk. He joined Guernsey Finance on August 1st, 2018, from the GFSC where he was Director of Financial Stability and International Policy Advisor. He was previously GIBA’s first technical advisor and prior to this was States Economist and Head of Policy & Research. Andy has a PhD in Macroeconomics.

Panellists

Kate Hodson

Head of ESG Funds

Kate is a partner in Ogier’s investment funds practice and Head of ESG Funds. She specialises in fund formation and capital raising, including structuring advice and fund formation, advising on, and forming, co-investment vehicles, AIVs, employee incentive schemes, advising on ongoing fund operation (including regulatory compliance) and LP advisory services, as well as downstream corporate advisory work.

Her experience covers a broad range of strategies and industries, including impact funds and sustainable investment funds, real estate, credit funds, venture capital and infrastructure funds. She was named one of Asia's Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by Asia Legal Business in both 2016 and 2019 and has been advising funds clients in Asia for over 10 years.

She recently launched Ogier's Sustainable Investing and Impact Funds practice, the first of its kind amongst the offshore law firms. Kate also serves as a trustee and on the finance committee for WWF Hong Kong.

Iain Henderson

Managing Director

Iain Henderson is a Managing Director for ADM Capital based in Hong Kong. He works primarily on helping scale sustainable investments through the Tropical Landscape Finance Facility. Iain previously held senior positions in the UN, a global conservation organisation and in banking. While at the UN, Iain worked on sustainable finance for the United Nations Environment Programme, most recently as head of international cooperation. This work included supporting the People’s Bank of China and the Bank of England in launching the G20’s work on green/sustainable finance. Before joining the UN, Iain worked for WWF in Hong Kong on sustainable finance and its potential to address tropical deforestation across SE Asia. He held a range of sales and structuring positions at UBS and Deutsche Bank in London earlier in his career.

Tracy Wong Harris

Deputy Secretary General

Tracy is the Deputy Secretary General of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), passionate in driving green and sustainable finance in Hong Kong and beyond.

Prior to joining HKGFA, Tracy had more 16 years' financial markets experiences across various fixed income and complex structured products in JPMorgan, Mizuho International, Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas based in London and Hong Kong.

Kevin Smith

Fund Administration Director

Kevin is a Director in Ocorian's Guernsey office. He is responsible for a portfolio of funds including real estate, private equity and other alternative investments as well as the investment management and risk services offering of Ocorian in Guernsey. Kevin has worked in Guernsey's financial services industry since 1996 and has extensive experience in the administration and set- up of a wide variety of fund structures. Prior this he worked within the private client investment management operations of a global private bank.