While Asia has made significant progress improving corporate governance standards over the past two decades, significant challenges remain in certain markets—particularly Hong Kong and Singapore—due to the imminent arrival of dual-class shares. In other markets, including Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, and India, policy trends are more positive. The situation in China, however, remains complex, with a dual emphasis on “corporate governance with Chinese characteristics” and an increase in the internationalization of capital markets. In this webinar, Jamie Allen, founding Secretary General of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA), will discuss the evolving ecosystem for corporate governance in Asia, in addition to pertinent financial reporting, accounting, and auditing issues around the region. He will highlight two upcoming ACGA reports, one on China, and the second, a “CG Watch,” the association’s survey of corporate governance macro-quality in Asia. 

This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place on 10 May 2018.

About the Speaker(s)

Jamie Allen
Jamie Allen

Jamie Allen is the Secretary General of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA), a not-for-profit membership organisation he founded in Hong Kong in 1999. A published author, he has more than 30 years of experience writing about Asian business, finance, and economics. Prior to founding ACGA, he was a consultant providing customised research to multinational companies. Allen began his career as a reporter for the South China Morning Post in the late 1980s, and later joined the Economist Intelligence Unit as editor of Business Asia and was also a contributor to The Economist. His past public service roles include the Public Shareholders’ Group, formed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), and the Listing Committee. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Operations Oversight Committee of the Financial Reporting Council.

Shreenivas Kunte
Shreenivas Kunte CFA, CIPM

Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, CIPM, is a director of continuing education and advocacy at CFA Institute. In this role, Mr. Kunte contributes to thought leadership in the investment profession. He writes on investing topics in leading publications and represents CFA Institute at conferences and forums. Mr. Kunte serves as an external research scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Previously, he worked as the country trading strategist for Citi in Tokyo, Japan. He holds a degree in computer engineering from the University of Mumbai.

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