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Arthur Yuen

Mr Arthur Yuen
Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Arthur Yuen is in charge of banking policy, development and supervisory issues at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). He joined the HKMA in 1996 as Head of Administration and has since taken up different responsibilities including research and liaison on China economic and market development issues before being appointed Head of Banking Supervision in 2000. He took up the position as Executive Director (Banking Development) in July 2004, Executive Director (Banking Supervision) in June 2005 and Executive Director (External) in July 2008. He was appointed to his current position on 1 January 2010. Before joining the HKMA, Mr Yuen worked in the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission for two years after having served as an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government for over eight years.

Gary Chen

Dr Gongyue Gary Chen
Principal Consultant, Advisory, Fitch Solutions & Algorithmics, Fitch Group

Previously Gary was:

Director, Global Advisory, BPS Inc.
Financial Engineer, R&D Department, Algorithmics Inc.
Analyst / Developer, Credit Analytics, Astebro Bernhardt Ltd.
Research Associate, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Bureau of the Census
Research Assistant, Economics Dept., University of Windsor; Management Sciences Dept., University of Waterloo,
Associate Engineer, Project Management, Nanjing Chenguang Industry Co.
PhD Management Sciences & MSc Information Systems, University of Waterloo; MA Economics, University of Windsor;
BSc Industrial Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology.

Gary has extensive risk management experience from North American and Asian bank projects.

Selected experience:

Corporate PD model development for various banks in: Canada, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea
Development of corporate quantitative models for Basel II engagements: Large corporate, SME, microcorporate
RAPM methodology development: Taiwan, Japan, Korea
Economic Capital Engine modeling engagements: North America, Taiwan, Japan, Korea
Risk pricing: North America

Joshua Huang

Dr Joshua Huang
Chief Scientist, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Joshua Huang is a professor and Chief Scientist at Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Honorary Professor at Department of Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong. He is known for his contribution to a series of k-means type clustering algorithms in data mining that are widely cited and used, and some have been included in commercial software. He has led the development of the open source data mining system AlphaMiner (www.alphaminer.org) that is widely used in education, research and industry. He has extensive industry expertise in business intelligence and data mining and has been involved in numerous consulting projects in Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China. Dr Huang received his PhD degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He has published over 100 research papers in conferences and journals. In 2006, he received the first PAKDD Most Influential Paper Award.

Joshua Huang

Dr Qin-chang Cheng
Senior Manager Independent Model Review and Oversight, Asia Pacific Risk, HSBC

Education: PhD in Statistics from Southern Methodist University, USA.

Experience: Worked in financial institutions in USA such as First Data System, Wells Fargo Bank and Household Financial before joining HSBC in Hong Kong as Senior VP Decision Analytics, Head of Risk Management in the joint venture with Bank of Communications in China.

Violet Lo

Dr Violet Lo
Executive Director, Insurance, Pensions & Endowments Group, Goldman Sachs

Violet has extensive experience working with Financial Institutions and Pension Funds in ALM Capital Management and Balance Sheet Management Solutions. She joined Goldman Sachs recently from Barclays Capital Asia where she ran the Insurance Solutions business. Before joining Barclays Capital, she worked at Merrill Lynch for more than four years responsible for European Insurance and Pension Solutions, during which she relocated from London to Hong Kong in 2008 to start up the financial institutions solutions business in Merrill Lynch Pacific Rim.  Prior to Merrill Lynch, she worked for more than four years for Deutsche Bank and three years for Tokyo-Mitsubishi International.

Violet received her PhD degree in 1998 from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Croucher Foundation Scholar at Trinity Hall. After completing her PhD program in 1997, Violet took up the lectureship at UMIST.