Premia Roundtable: The not so new, very abnormal observations on Asia, China and the world

You are invited to join Premia at their upcoming seminar to discussing research and observations on:

  •  How is Asia relevant for NZ investors – diversification, megatrends, growth economies and sectors that global allocators track and invest in
  •  Zoom-in on China – opportunities and pitfalls, impacts of benchmark inclusion, policy changes and global trade dynamics


Say Boon LIM
Senior Advisor of Premia Partners
Consultant and Former CIO of DBS Bank

Managing Partner of Premia Partners

David LAI, CFA
Partner & Co-CIO of Premia Partners


Nov. 20th – Wellington – Wellington Club, Level 4, 88 The Terrace, Wellington
Nov. 21st – Auckland – Grand Mercure, 8 Customs St E, Auckland

Event time

14:00 – 14:30 Registration
14:30 – 16:30 Seminar
16:30 – 17:30 Cocktail



About Premia Partners

Premia Partners is a Hong Kong based investment firm that specialises in ETFs and rule-based systematic strategies for Asia. Our team is all from the global and regional incumbents with passion for building low cost, efficient and tax appropriate building blocks for Asia that are traded in Asia timezone. As of Oct 30th 2019, there are 6 Premia ETFs listed in Hong Kong now with AUM of around US$360m, putting the firm as the top 8th ETF provider in town ahead of incumbents including Vanguard, BMO, Mirae, SAMSUNG and Value Partners, etc.

About the Speakers

Say Boon LIM, Senior Advisor
Lim Say Boon has had a 36-year career in banking/finance and the financial media. Among other things, Say Boon had held the positions of Chief Investment Officer for DBS Bank, Consumer Banking Group and Wealth Management; Chief Investment Strategist for Standard Chartered Bank, Group Wealth Management & Private Banking; Director, Citigroup Private Bank; Head of Investment Research, OCBC Bank; Regional Research Manager, Societe Generale-Crosby Securities; and Head of Research, Standard Chartered Indonesia. Early in his career, he spent 12 years in the financial media, notably as Finance Editor for News Corporation’s Herald-Sun and Sunday Herald newspapers in Australia. Say Boon is currently a Consultant for DBS Bank. He is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Changi Airports International. He had also been a Non-Executive Director of Nikko Asset Management Asia and a member of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) Securities Trading Advisory Committee

Rebecca Chua, Managing Partner
Rebecca Chua is the Managing Partner of Premia Partners. She was previously the Assistant Chief Executive of ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management International, where as Deputy to the CEO she led the international platform build out and strategic partnerships for the asset management joint venture between ICBC Group and Credit Suisse. Before that Rebecca was a Director at Blackrock, responsible for strategy and business management for APAC Fundamental Equities, and strategic engagements with regulators and China joint venture partner. Earlier in her career Rebecca was the Director – Office of the Chairman at Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) Asia, where she was responsible for driving corporate development, strategy and business management, talent development, and regulatory and partnership engagements for MMC operating companies including Marsh, Mercer, Guy Carpenter, Oliver Wyman, Lippincott, Putnam and Kroll across different Asian geographies. Rebecca started as a management trainee at Standard Chartered Bank, specializing in corporate banking, credit and commodity finance. Rebecca holds a BBA degree from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and an MBA degree from the Yale School of Management. She is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), and a CFA and FRM charterholder.

David Lai, Partner and Co-CIO
David Lai is a Partner and co-Chief Investment Officer of Premia Partners. Prior to Premia Partners, David was Executive Director and Responsible Officer at China Asset Management (HK) Limited where he supervised the company’s investment activities and led the build-out of the company’s ETF platform in Hong Kong, including launching the world’s first cross-border RQFII-based ETF with over US$2 billion in AuM. Before that, David had been a portfolio manager since 2002 at Hang Seng Bank, Mirae Asset Global Investments, and Citic Securities International. David has demonstrated proven investment track record in both active and passive strategies, recognized by numerous industry awards. David holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and a Master of Science degree in Investment Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and is a CFA charterholder.