James Fok

Chief Commercial Officer, Central Moneymarkets Unit (CMU), Financial Market Infrastructure Service Division
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

James Fok is the Chief Commercial Officer of the Central Moneymarkets Unit of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Previously, he served for a decade as a senior executive at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (SEHK: 388), where he played a major role in a number of landmark Chinese capital market internationalisation initiatives, including the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme (2014), Bond Connect (2017) and the Hong Kong market’s Listing Reforms (2018). In his earlier career, 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. He is also author of the best-selling book “Financial Cold War”.