The Asia-Pacific Financial Forum (APFF) convened the 2016 ASIA PACIFIC FINANCIAL FORUM HIGH-LEVEL SYMPOSIUM “Public-Private Collaboration to Develop APEC Financial Markets – Achievements and Way Forward” in Shenzhen, China, on August 1, 2016. It included the two sessions: Financial Innovation and its potential for promoting financial inclusion and market efficacy, and Building a robust enabling ecosystem for inclusive financial innovation, and covered a wide range of Fin-tech and Reg-tech related topics throughout the day.
Mack participated in the SESSION III: HOW CAN WE ENABLE THE INSURANCE AND PENSION SECTORS TO PLAY THEIR PROPER ROLES IN THE REGION’S FINANCIAL SYSTEMS?.
The panel was moderated by Ms. Vanessa Wang, Hong Kong Retirement Scheme Association.
Ms Laura Winwood, Assistant Vice President, Government Affairs, Citi, served as Rapporteur for the session.
During this roundtable, Mack made an overview presentation on Key issues in expanding the region’s long-term investor base and promoting more resilient societies.
The following panelists discussed issues related with insurance and pensions:
- Way forward for expanding insurance industry investment in infrastructure
Dr Brian Murray, Head of Economic Strategies, Investment Department, AIA Group
- Roadmap and way
forward for disaster risk financing
Mr Masaaki Nagamura, Division Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Planning Department, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
- Roadmap and way forward for microinsurance
Mr. Dante Portula, Senior Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Regulatory Framework Promotion of Pro-Poor Insurance Markets in Asia
Presentation of Mack Okubo at APFF Roundable in Shenzhen
The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) also convened the 3rd ABAC meetings in Shenzhen, China, on August 1-4, 2016.
ABAC’s official webiste
ABAC’s APFF website
(You can download here, agenda, presentations, or other information on the APFF!)
Mack provided a report on the activities of the APFF Insurance and Retirement Income Workstream with particular focus on retirement and long-term investment at APFF Caucus meeting.
2016 APFF Progress Report Presentation (via ABAC website)