(Former) Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director - Investment Products, International &am
Ms Alexa Lam was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and Executive Director, Investment Products, International & China, having stepped down on 28 February 2015. In that role, she covered the regulation of the Hong Kong retail investment products market, SFC’s policies on international engagements, and market development in Mainland China and Hong Kong.
Ms Lam promoted actively financial co-operation between the Mainland and Hong Kong, working closely with Mainland regulators and government authorities on capital market opening and new reform policies and rules. She is one of the principal architects of the development of Hong Kong’s offshore RMB business and RMB investment products.
Ms Lam also played a significant role in international regulatory initiatives. She co-chaired, with the Director of Banking Supervision and Regulation of the US Federal Reserve Board, the Working Group on Margining Requirements of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organization of Securities Commissions.
Currently, Ms Lam is the Inaugural Distinguished Visitor at the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. She will be joining the University of Hong Kong as a professor of legal practice in May 2015.
Qualified as a lawyer in Hong Kong, New York and the UK, Ms Lam has 20 years of experience in corporate and commercial law practice in Hong Kong, Chicago and New York, and 16 years of securities regulatory experience.