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Event Registration - Meet Up: China-A Equities Investing Emerges Through Technology

Thursday, November 14, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
Meet Up: China-A Equities Investing Emerges Through Technology. Why should I pay attention?

MSCI recently added China A-shares in its emerging market and global indexes. BlackRock anticipated this backdrop and began investing onshore in China in 2012 as there is an early-movers' advantage.

Did you know?
  • Less than 3% of the Chinese market is owned by foreign investors
  • This market is dominated by retail investors
  • Social media posts contain a tremendous amount of data about investor sentiment
Many institutions are not yet directly exposed to local Chinese A-shares and BlackRock's systematic team is leading the race to capitalize on the maturation of Emerging Markets in very technology enabled ways.

Join us to discuss:
  • Tackling the fastest growing segment of global equity markets
  • Needing technology such as machine-reading and AI for this unruly information both in emerging markets and global developed markets
  • How technology empowers global equity investors to generate significant alpha in the space.

Jeff Shen, PhD, Managing Director, is Co-CIO of Active Equity and Co-Head of Systematic Active Equity (SAE) at BlackRock. He is responsible for Asia Pacific and Emerging Market Active Equity Strategies. He is BlackRock's Head of Emerging Market and a member of the Global Operating Committee.

Dr. Shen's service with BlackRock dates back to 2004, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was the Head of Investment for Asia Pacific and Emerging Market active equities. Prior to joining BGI, he began his career in 1997 with JP Morgan where he held numerous positions in global macro investment and asset allocation research in both New York and London.

Dr. Shen earned a BA degree in Economics from Hobart College, a MA degree in Economics from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a PhD degree in Finance from New York University.

Dr. Shen is an adjunct professor at NYU teaching a MBA class on international investment. He also serves on the advisory board of Clausen Center at UC Berkeley.

Please note, attendees are asked to bring their own lunches. There is no charge for Members for this event, however registration is required in advance.

*The Auditorium is located on the Ground Floor and can be accessed by entering the building on 100 Federal Street side. The auditorium will be on your right before security and you will not need to go through security by accessing the building from the 100 Federal Street side.

Putnam Investments Auditorium
100 Federal Street
Ground Floor - Enter Through Federal Street Side
Boston, MA 02110
Registration is complimentary for members.
Non-Members: $10.00