East Asia


“Different models will coexist”


“Different models will coexist”

January 2017

Tang Ning, founder and CEO of CreditEase, China’s first and largest P2P lending platform, in a wide ranging and fascinating interview talks about the birth of the online lending business, why it expanded into wealth management, the introduction of robo-advisors and how the regulatory framework and business model will evolve. If you do not see […]


“We cannot remain domestic and compete with each other with very limited resources”


“We cannot remain domestic and compete with each other with very limited resources”

May 2016

Chao Chin Tung, chairman, CTBC Bank, discusses CTBC expanding beyond Taiwan and going global, and his outlook on Taiwan’s future and its relationship with China. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video Access Audio Here is the transcript of the video. […]


“We do things old school, with speed and confidentiality you can’t expect from a large investment bank”


“We do things old school, with speed and confidentiality you can’t expect from a large investment bank”

February 2016

SC Lowy, independent fixed income specialist, goes head-to-head with the bulge bracket sans the multiple layers and strict regulation as experienced by large investment banks. Michel Löwy, cofounder and CEO, describes how they went into markets such as the Middle East, trading billions of dollars while their counterparts had no Middle East presence and looked […]


“HKTDC is going to be that super connector between the different nations, investors, and resources of the world”


“HKTDC is going to be that super connector between the different nations, investors, and resources of the world”

February 2016

Vincent Lo, chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, says as China transforms, restructures, and rebalances its economy, slowing down has become a necessity. Its Belt and Road is a golden opportunity for Hong Kong to be an investment, financing, and professional services centre for companies wanting to invest in the initiative. If you […]


“I think the biggest competitors are non-bank institutions”


“I think the biggest competitors are non-bank institutions”

April 2015

Li Zhenxi, chairman, Baoshang Bank, discusses strength in the small and micro business communities, competing internationally and solving the profitability problem for small banks. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video Access Audio Here is the transcript of the video Ties […]


“To make the Rmb an international currency is impossible at this point”


“To make the Rmb an international currency is impossible at this point”

November 2014

Eisuke Sakakibara , former vice minister, ministry of finance, Japan, discusses quantitative easing, role of renminbi internationalisation, relationships between regulators, central banks, and ministries of finance.


“Basis for finance is helping and assisting another corporation to survive”


“Basis for finance is helping and assisting another corporation to survive”

May 2012

(Part I of III) Conversation with Lee Soon Woo, CEO of Woori Bank, on the case for privatisation, and how to achieve it


“Basis for finance is helping and assisting another corporation to survive”


“Basis for finance is helping and assisting another corporation to survive”

May 2012

(Part II of III) Conversation with Lee Soon Woo, CEO of Woori Bank, on growing fee-based income while going easy on fragile customers