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Cryptocurrency 2.0

Speaker: Mr Water Cheung, StormHarbour Securities (HK) Ltd.
Venue: Rm 5603, 56/F, IFC II, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Date & Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, 14 October 2019 (Mon)
CPD: 1

Cryptocurrency is an internet-based medium of exchange, created and stored electronically in the blockchain. Cryptocurrency uses encryption techniques to control the creation of monetary units and to verify the transfer of funds. It is not controlled by any central authority: the decentralized nature of blockchain makes cryptocurrency theoretically immune to the old ways of government control and interference. Cryptocurrency 2.0 involves efforts to use cryptocurrency as a financial asset, improve and enhance its function. TMA is delighted to have invited Mr Water Cheung, Senior Partner, CEO, Asia Pacific, StormHarbour Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, to share his view on Cryptocurrency 2.0, with synopsis as follows:

1.  Cryptocurrencies are going to stay : the ins and outs;

2.  Security Tokens vs. Utility Tokens : SCP rather than ICO;

3.  Big Boy joining the game : Libra;

4.  What happens to Bitcoins and alike?

5.  Back to basic – functions and regulations

Mr Water Cheung
Senior Partner

CEO, Asia Pacific

StormHarbour Securities (Hong Kong) Limited

Mr Water Cheung has close to three decades of extensive global investment banking experience.  He is currently the Senior Partner and CEO, Asia Pacific, at StormHarbour Securities.  StormHarbour is an independent merchant banking partnership. The firm was awarded “Boutique Investment Bank of the Year” by The Banker Magazine.

In 2007, Mr Cheung joined The Royal Bank of Scotland as the Head of Emerging Markets and Regional Treasurer in Asia.  After RBS led a consortium to acquire ABN Amro Bank, he headed up the integration of the two banks’ market businesses in Asia which at the peak represented more than GBP 1 billion revenue.

Mr Cheung was with DBS from 2000 to 2007 to build the Bank’s global derivative and credit product businesses. Prior to DBS, during 1995-2000, Mr Cheung was Managing Director in CIBC World Market, Singapore. He was a founding member of the Bank’s global financial product initiative and set up its derivative operation in Singapore from scratch.  Mr Cheung started his investment banking career in 1987, Canada, working for Bank of Montreal, followed by Burns Fry in Toronto. 

Mr Cheung is also an avid angel investor in Fintech area. His portfolio companies include social trading, expert-sharing and insur-tech. Mr Cheung, a Hong Kong native, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Engineering) degree from the University of Toronto and a MBA degree from York University, Canada. He has written in numerous journals, including Risk Magazine – a leading derivative publication. He is a regular columnist in local Chinese newspapers. He is also an Executive Board Member of the TMA.


Participants are entitled to receive 1 CPD (TMA) credit upon completion of the seminar. TMA is the administrator for the Enhanced Competency Framework on Treasury Management (ECF-TM) and a recognized institution of Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) for providing continuing professional development (CPD) activities. The CPD hours can be used to meet the CPD requirements of the ECF-TM and the SFC.  To qualify for the CPD credits or attendance certificate of the seminar, all participants have to sign-in and sign-out. We regret that neither CPD nor attendance certificate will be given to those who are late for the seminar or leave early. TMA Office will update TMA Individual Members’ CPD record after the seminar is held.            

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