Triumphs and Challenges for Women in Finance

Triumphs and Challenges for Women in Finance

(CODE: 240307N-CAX)

With dedication to International Women’s Day (#IWD) 2024, join us for this engaging event, featuring Emma Wang, General Manager of Hong Kong Branch at East West Bank, and Wenyi Ma, CFA, Vice President, APAC Business Development at Matthews Asia as moderator. Emma will share her insights and experiences regarding the hurdles faced by women in the finance industry, as well as the triumphs they have achieved.

This event aims to shed light on the current state of gender equality in finance and provide valuable perspectives on women’s advancement in the field. During the event, Emma will discuss the glass ceiling that exists for women in finance across different countries. Drawing from her extensive experience working in various nations, Emma will share personal anecdotes and observations on the unique challenges faced by women in different cultural and professional contexts.

The event will also cover the balance between work and family life for professional women. Emma will share strategies and advice on managing these responsibilities effectively, drawing from her own experiences and those of other successful women in finance. Let’s #InspireInclusion to help forge a better, more inclusive community for everyone, regardless of gender and ethnicity!

(Sandwiches and drinks will be served at the event.)

Target audience: all members and non-members
Language: English

About the Speaker

Emma Wang
General Manager, Hong Kong Branch
East West Bank

Emma is the General Manager at East West Bank Hong Kong Branch, overseeing all corporate and commercial banking businesses in APAC. She is the founder of East West Bank’s Private Equity Group (Fund Finance) Asia, where she specializes in crafting creative and bespoke liquidity solutions to PE/VC firms in both US and Aisa. Previously, she was a Managing Partner and Head of Private Credit Solutions at TR Capital, leading the firm’s strategies to provide NAV solutions to both GPs and LPs. She started her Fund Finance career at Comerica Bank Equity Fund Services Group, where she was responsible for developing PE/VC relationships in the US.

Emma sits on the APAC Advisory Council of the Fund Finance Association. She holds a Master’s in Finance from Brandeis International Business School, and a B.A. from Osaka Prefecture University. Emma is trilingual, speaking Chinese, Japanese and English.

Wenyi Ma, CFA (moderator)
Vice President, APAC Business Development
Matthews Asia

Wenyi is Vice President of APAC Business Development at Matthews Asia. Before joining Matthews, she was an investment consultant at Mercer in Hong Kong.  Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2021, Wenyi spent 6 years in New York, where she worked in various roles at Strongpoint Wealth Advisors and Bloomberg.

Wenyi holds Masters in Finance from Brandeis University International Business School and BBA from Xiamen University. She is also a CFA charterholder.


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  • The event will be conducted in English.
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Enrollment Fee

CFA Society Hong Kong Member
End: 2024-03-05 11:30 PM
Guest / Non-member
$ 300
End: 2024-03-05 11:30 PM

Date And Time

2024-03-07 @ 12:30 PM to
01:30 PM

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