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Club Lunch – Book Talk: ‘Financial Cold War’

Date: 23 Jun 2022 12:30 PM — 02:00 PM | Venue: Dining Room


Book Talk: ‘Financial Cold War’
Thursday, June 23, 2022
12:30pm for 12:45pm – Lunch
1:10pm – Address
First Floor
Since the 2008 global financial crisis, tensions between the United States and China have risen rapidly. In Financial Cold War: A View of Sino-US Relations from the Financial Markets, market structure and geopolitical finance expert James Fok provides an in-depth analysis of Sino-US relations through the lens of the financial markets, tracing the development of financial markets in both countries from the 18th century to the present day and the dependence on the US dollar in the global financial system. How has fiscal competition contributed to the current geopolitical tensions between the two countries? What are the challenges posed by China’s gradual financial market opening, and how does it affect the role played by Hong Kong as an intermediary for capital flows? Moderated by FCC Vice President Hannamiina Tanninen.
James Fok is a veteran financial and strategic advisor to corporations and governments. He served as a senior executive at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) from 2012 until 2021, during a period of rapid internationalisation in China’s capital markets. While there, he played a major role in a number of landmark global financial markets initiatives, including the launch of Stock and Bond Connect programmes between Hong Kong and Mainland China. Prior to HKEX, Fok worked as an investment banker in both Europe and Asia, specialising in the financial services sector. Fok has written and spoken extensively about market structure issues and the intersection between geopolitics and international finance, and serves or has served on a number of international financial industry bodies.
Club Lunch Panel
Speaker: James Fok
Thursday, June 23, 2022
12:30pm for 12:45pm – lunch
1:10pm – address
First Floor
Waldorf Salad with Orange
Manhattan Clam Chowder
Roasted Pork Cutlet with Honey & Black Pepper
Sautéed Kenyan Beans, Baked Tomatoes, Roasted Potatoes and Gravy
Pan-fried Barramundi Fillet with Lobster Sauce
Sautéed Kenyan Beans, Baked Tomatoes and Mashed Potatoes
Calamansi Meringue Tart
Coffee or Tea
Vegetarian Menu
Waldorf Salad with Orange
Carrot Soup
Indian Vegetable Biryani
Calamansi Meringue Tart
Coffee or Tea
*Please inform us if you have any food allergies or intolerances


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