Head Quantitative Strategist
Huatai PineBridge Fund Management Ltd
Jessie Meng has 10 years of quantitative investment and smart beta product experience with institutional clients in North America, Europe and China. She lead the product origination and innovation to design equity quant strategy and smart beta strategies at Huata-PineBridge. Prior to joining Huatai-PineBridge, Jessie spent seven years at MSCI as Vice President, Institutional Factor Investing Consultant in their San Francisco office. In this role, she conducted client portfolio analysis for global institutional investors including some of the largest pension funds, endowments/foundations and investment consultants across North America and Asia Pacific. Before this, Jessie spent two years as investment analyst at Prudential Life Insurance in the Japan. She holds a BA in Economics and Accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter holder and is a Women in ETF member.
ETF Capital Markets Specialist, Asia Pacific
State Street Global Advisors
Based in Hong Kong, Jean-François oversees the secondary and primary market activity of SPDR ETFs in the Asia Pacific region with the purpose of improving user experience whilst trading SPDR ETFs. In this role, Jean-François also provides thought leadership and engages with the industry on ETF trading and liquidity topics. Prior to joining State Street Global Advisors, Jean-François worked at Deutsche Asset Management in London. As an ETF Capital Market Specialist, he was providing ETF trading and execution intelligence to a broad client base across Europe, South America and Asia Pacific.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Ethan W. Johnson counsels clients on a variety of regulatory and transactional matters, with a focus on hedge fund and private equity fund formation, and guides investment managers through the legal intricacies of international operations. He also advises clients on establishing offices and operations outside the United States, developing and offering financial products and services sold on a global basis, and building global compliance programs.
Ethan’s regulatory and transaction practice includes counseling clients on the creation of hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS), and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered funds. He also advises on the organization and operation of broker-dealers and investment advisers, and on corporate finance projects including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.
Through Morgan Lewis’s US, European, and Asian offices, he advises on the laws of more than 100 non-US jurisdictions, including all major financial centers, most emerging markets, and less-developed nations. He has experience counseling many US-based firms on US and non-US securities and regulatory matters—including joint ventures and investment projects—in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. In cross-border business matters, he helps clients comply with local marketing restrictions, and advises them on local authorizations and exemptive relief. He also works to ensure concurrent compliance with US and local laws.