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12:00 – 12:30

Registration & Flying Lunch
12:30 – 12:35

Welcome address
Nicolas Nussbaum, Managing Director, Head of BlackRock's Geneva Office
12:35 – 13:05

View of the world and macro outlook
George Osborne, Senior Advisor, BlackRock, Former Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom
13:05 – 13.30

Panel discussion: China macroeconomics & geopolitics
George Osborne, Senior Advisor, BlackRock, Former Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom
Wally Adeyemo, Managing Director, Senior Advisor Financial Markets Advisory, BlackRock
Former Deputy National Security advisor and International economic advisor to President Obama
Moderated by Nicolas Nussbaum, Managing Director, Head of BlackRock’s Geneva Office
13:30 – 14:10

Opportunities in China from an active managers’ perspective
Helen Zhu, Head of China Equities & Senior Portfolio Manager, BlackRock
14:10 – 14:30

China and Emerging Market Indexing – From Niche to Necessity
Wei Li, Head of EMEA investment strategy for ETF and Index investments, BlackRock
14:30 – 15:00

China Investment Insights - Q&A
Helen Zhu, Head of China Equities & Senior Portfolio Manager, BlackRock
Wei Li, Head of EMEA investment strategy for ETF and Index investments, BlackRock
Moderated by Jean-Marc Routier, Product Strategist, Global Emerging Markets, BlackRock

Closing remarks & End


Senior Advisor
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    Right Honourable George Osborne CH, is the Editor of the London Evening Standard and he is an adviser to the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII).

    George served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2010 to 2016 - one of the longest periods anyone has held the office. Following the successful election of a Conservative Government in 2015, he served as First Secretary of State. As a prominent campaigner for Britain to remain in the EU, George left the government in July 2016 following the outcome of the referendum.

    During his time as Chancellor the fortunes of the British economy dramatically improved, and George left office with the strongest growth record in the G7, the deficit greatly reduced, corporate tax rates at a record low and the employment rate at an all-time high. He also oversaw major reforms including: the regeneration of the north of England through the 'Northern Powerhouse'; forging a new 'golden era' of relations with China; and an overhaul of the UK pension and welfare systems.

    On his appointment in May 2010, George was the youngest Chancellor since Randolph Churchill in 1886. Prior to that he was elected as the youngest Conservative MP in 2001, he served as Shadow Chancellor for five years, ran David Cameron's successful campaign to become Leader of the Conservative Party and helped negotiate the formation of Britain's first Coalition Government since the Second World War.

    George is also the Chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, a not-for-profit organisation he established with business and civic leaders to promote economic development in the North of England. He is the inaugural Kissinger Fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

    In August 2016, George was made a Companion of Honour by Her Majesty the Queen.

    He has a Masters Degree from Oxford University in Modern History, and was a Dean Rusk Scholar at Davidson College, North Carolina.

Head of China Equities
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    Helen Zhu, Managing Director, is the Head of China Equities for the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Active Equity Group. She is responsible for China related investing in terms of portfolio management, research and developing the China team and platform.

    Before joining Blackrock in 2014, Ms. Zhu spent eight years at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, most recently as Chief China Strategist within the Global Investment Research division. Prior to this role, She was the Business Unit leader for the Telecom/Internet & Media sector research team. Ms. Zhu joined Goldman Sachs from ABN AMRO, where she spent five years and was sector head of the Asian telecom research team. She had previously also worked in private investing for a corporation and in investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in Hong Kong and New York.

    Ms. Zhu was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she studied Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.

Senior Advisor
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    Wally Adeyemo is currently a senior advisor to Philipp Hildebrand. In this capacity, he works closely with the Financial Markets Advisory, Client Solutions, and BII leadership teams. Before joining BlackRock, Mr. Adeyemo served as the Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, serving as President Obama's senior international economic advisor. In that role, he was responsible for coordinating the policy-making process related to international finance, trade and investment, energy and environmental issues. Mr. Adeyemo also served as the President’s representative to the G-7 and the G-20.

    Mr. Adeyemo has held several senior management positions at the Treasury Department, including Senior Advisor & Deputy Chief of Staff. In that role, he advised the Treasury Secretary on a range of issues, including international economics and financial regulation. Mr. Adeyemo served as the Treasury Department’s chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s provisions on macroeconomic policy, and worked extensively with Congress and international counterparts to advance the President’s agenda.

    After the passage of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, Mr. Adeyemo served as the first Chief of Staff at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In that capacity, he helped to build the Bureau’s initial executive leadership team and served as a member of the CFPB’s Executive Committee.

    Mr. Adeyemo was an Editor for the Hamilton Project, a program at the Brookings Institution focused on advancing public policy proposals that contribute to long-term economic growth. His research at the Hamilton Project focused on the global financial crisis, higher education policy, job training, and various other topics.

    Mr. Adeyemo is also a non-resident Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as well as a member of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Head of EMEA investment strategy
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    Wei Li, CFA, is head of EMEA investment strategy for BlackRock ETF and Index Investments. Her team's responsibilities include delivering ETF investment ideas and market insights to institutional clients and financial advisors. Ms. Li's service with the firm dates back to August 2010. She is a frequent contributor to financial news media and appears regularly on Bloomberg TV and CNBC.

    Prior to joining BlackRock, Ms. Li was an equity derivatives trader at Citigroup London, responsible for the trading book covering ETFs and European sectors. Ms. Li began her career in rates sales trading in Lehman Brothers London.

    A two-time Mathematical Olympiad gold medallist from China, Ms. Li holds a MA (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, where her areas of specialisation include Number Fields.