Sara Cheng (2019 Annual)

Senior Director, Capital Markets Policy and Strategy
CFA Institute

At CFA Institute, Sara is Senior Director of Capital Markets Policy and Strategy, Asia Pacific.  Sara is responsible for advocating policy development in Asia Pacific, writing research centered on capital markets and financial regulation.

Sara’s work experience spans close to 20 years in the finance industry having worked in investment banking, legal, compliance and securities regulation.  Before CFA Institute, she worked in the CEO office of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.  She also previously worked at Goldman Sachs in New York, Mumbai and Hong Kong where she held a range of diverse compliance roles in asset management, investment banking and research.  Sara also previously worked as a US corporate lawyer and holds licenses in the states of New York and New Jersey.

While at the SFC, she founded and chaired the Women’s Network for which she received the 2015 Employee Award for outstanding contribution to the SFC.