[SOLD OUT] A Conversation with Hong Kong Stock Exchange CEO Nicolas Aguzin: Hong Kong and China’s Economic ProspectsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Business of Asia
Luncheon begins at 12:00PM
Six months ago China reopened its doors, lifting three years of strict COVID-19 restrictions. As Asia’s largest economy, the impact of this change has been of consequence for the region and the global economy. While there are many competing voices on what those may have been, few are better placed to share their perspectives on Hong Kong and China’s economic prospects than Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) CEO Nicolas Aguzin. While many other cities on mainland China have grown rapidly and are financial and business centers in their own right, Hong Kong’s unique status within China still makes it a key gateway to the Chinese economy. Mr. Aguzin’s experience extends beyond his role at HKEX — he previously served as CEO of J.P. Morgan Asia Pacific since 2013, and presided over the firm’s expansion efforts and establishing itself in China.
Join us for a special luncheon event with Nicolas Aguzin to hear his insights on Hong Kong, China, and what business and investors should be paying attention to in the near future. He will be joined by Brunswick’s China Hub’s Andy Browne, bringing 35 years of journalism experience in Asia with Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and the South China Morning Post, and now advises clients on China-related issues with Brunswick’s geopolitical practice.
Nicolas Aguzin is Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Asia Society Trustee. He joined HKEX as CEO on 24 May 2021 from J.P. Morgan, where he was most recently Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan’s International Private Bank. He has been based in Hong Kong since 2012. From 2013 to 2020, he was CEO, J.P. Morgan, Asia Pacific where he was responsible for all the firm’s business across 17 markets. He presided over some of the firm’s major expansion efforts during the period, including establishing itself in China as one of the few international financial institutions with a full range of services and capabilities. Concurrent with his Asia CEO role, He also ran J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking division in Asia. During his tenure the bank rose to become one of the leading investment banks in the Asia Pacific region. He joined J.P. Morgan in 1990 in Buenos Aires as a financial analyst. Between 1990 and 2005, he held a variety of roles in New York and Buenos Aires, and in 2005 he was appointed as CEO, Latin America. In 2008 and 2009, in addition to his responsibilities as CEO, Latin America and Head of Latin America Investment Banking, he served as Senior Country Officer for Brazil.
Andy Browne leads Brunswick’s China Hub, working closely with colleagues in China and globally, including the firm’s Geopolitical practice, to advise clients on China-related issues. Prior to joining Brunswick, he ran the editorial program at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum, a platform set up by Michael Bloomberg, the three-term mayor of New York City, to connect CEOs and government leaders from emerging and developed economies. He spent 35 years working in Asia, latterly as a China editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He started his career in journalism in 1982 at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, before moving to Reuters where he spent 20 years running news bureaus in Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing and Seoul, before becoming Asia Pacific News Editor in Singapore. He also spent two years as a partner in Brunswick’s Beijing office between 2007 and 2009. He won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2007 as part of a team of The Wall Street Journal reporters in Beijing, and shared an Overseas Press Club award for business reporting on China in 2011. He was also a guest commentator on NBC’s coverage of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. He received a BA in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Leeds.