AsiaTPG Sizes Up Hong Kong as a Financial Hub, Rates Asian Banks and Goes Inside Treasury at a Pair of E-Commerce Titans

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AsiaTPG Sizes Up Hong Kong as a Financial Hub, Rates Asian Banks and Goes Inside Treasury at a Pair of E-Commerce Titans

Asia Treasury Peer Group members meet on October 24-25 at the offices of Emerson Electric Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong to discuss the city’s strengths as a financial hub; assess the relative merits and competitive advantages of local and regional Asian banks; and to hear one dominant e-commerce company discuss how treasury can better partner with business units and another e-commerce titan describe its treasury operation and approach to various agenda items. 
 
Here’s a closer look at what’s on tap:
 
The case for Hong Kong. NeuGroup is pleased to have the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong’s de facto central bank, along with EY, discuss reasons corporations should consider Hong Kong as their corporate treasury hub in Asia. These include a robust offshore renminbi market, deep capital markets, an extensive network of banks, a favorable tax environment and an abundance of professionals. Members will gain insight on Hong Kong’s merits versus Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. 
 
Banking on Asian banks. Members will weigh the relative strategic and operational strengths of Asian banks compared to global peers who have retreated from regional Asian markets. The discussion will take note of the heavy investments local and regional Asian banks have made in infrastructure and product lines and their acquisitions of Asian business lines from global banks. We’ll talk about the overall value proposition of Asian banks and seek to give insight on which banks stand out in which regions and in specific products and services amid growing regulatory complexity.
 
Inside treasury at two e-commerce giants. Members, in separate sessions, will get an inside look at the Asian treasury operations of two of the world’s biggest e-commerce companies. One session will focus on how treasury can be a proactive partner of operational units while balancing risk and business opportunities. The potential value of these presentations and the unique perspectives on offer are one reason NeuGroup extends an open invitation to any of our members considering a regional expansion of treasury into Asia to join us for this meeting in Hong Kong. 
 
For more than two decades, NeuGroup has lead the way in peer knowledge exchange for treasury and finance professionals. With an unrivaled network of 18 invitation-only peer groups, NeuGroup facilitates over 30 face-to-face meetings to inform actions, transform practices, and enhance careers for more than 400 members from across treasury and finance functions, covering multiple industries and global regions. Visit www.Neugroup.com for more information about peer groups and www.iTreasurer.com for content and news.
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