HONG KONG, April 15th, 2021 – Governance Solutions Group (GSG) presents at AIMA (Alternative Investment Management Association’s) Regulatory Deep Dive focused on ESG on China, including Hong Kong and Singapore.
Davis (Dequan) Wang, Founder & CEO of GSG, along with Melody (Fan) Yang, Grace Chong, Paul Li of Simons & Simmons, analyze ESG focused investment momentum on the backdrop of the increasing interest among investors in Asia in products such as ESG and digital assets which has heavily impacted fund managers’ investment strategies. Concurrently, the tumultuous relationship between the world’s largest economies and the uncertainties associated with such, will likely be a big factor in the international regulatory landscape for years to come.
The panel’s focus considered the US/China trade issues and the impact on investor sentiment in the region as well as ESG and regulatory developments and expectations in Asia along with the increasing number of crypto funds and requisite licenses/ notifications for crypto fund management.
Dr. Wang, in his session, made insightful commentary on the potential cooperation of China and the US on Green Taxonomy under the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group, the voluntary acceptance of the international responsible investment principles by the Chinese asset managers, and the growing desire to have better localized standards and guidelines from market participants in China. Within he also explains the continued convergence of the Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges and how mandatory material ESG disclosure is imminent.
GSG is a corporate governance and sustainability service provider focused on China’s capital markets and is a third-party ESG and corporate governance professional services organization and signatory of the United Nations Responsible Investment Principles (PRI), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Based in Hong Kong with offices in Beijing and Shenzhen, the company is committed to providing rating, data and research services for ESG and corporate governance of listed companies in China. More information can be obtained via their website: www.gsg.hk
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with 2,000 corporate members in 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage $2 trillion in hedge fund and private credit assets. Their experts provide leadership in industry initiatives such as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programs and sound practice guides. AIMA works to raise media and public awareness of the value of the industry. AIMA has also established the Alternative Credit Council (ACC) to help firms focused in the private credit and direct lending space. The ACC currently represents 170 members managing $400 billion of private credit assets globally. More information can be obtained via their website: www.aima.org