King Leung

King Leung

Head of FinTech at InvestHK
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Bio As Head of Fintech at InvestHK, King is responsible for attracting Foreign Direct Investment to into Hong Kong, and to foster the vibrant fintech ecosystem in both Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area (GBA). He works closely with major fintech stakeholders including global financial services institutions, fintech companies, accelerators, innovation labs, investors, regulators, universities, etc.


Asia Financial Services

Proactive policies creating “eastern wind” moment for Hong Kong in battle for fintech leadership

19 Jan 2023

In the Chinese novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”, military strategist Zhuge Liang prays for the “eastern wind” as the final missing element to feed the fires that would rage across the ships and the armies of warlord Cao Cao. Just like the novel, Hong Kong’s fintech fires are primed and the policy announcements made by regulators at the Hong K...

Asia Financial Services

Behind the Scenes, Hong Kong is Setting the Stage for the Next Fintech Revolution

29 Aug 2022

All around the world, central banks are exploring and experimenting with the potential of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), with around 100 countries having launched projects related to the technology to date. While the technology is still in its infancy, it has the potential to fundamentally alter the global payment landscape and internationa...

Asia Financial Services

Hong Kong’s FinTech Sector’s ‘Wine Valley’ Moment

16 Dec 2021

The economist Michael Porter once said that California is successful for its wine, not because of its meteorological conditions, but because it has an economic cluster of interconnected wineries, grape growers, suppliers, and wine-related institutions in the state. There are banks in California with such deep understanding of the local economy tha...

Banking Regulations

eKYC: Unlocking the value in Hong Kong’s financial space

07 Jul 2021

Traditional banks, insurers, and financial service providers in Hong Kong are jumping on board with fintech adoption, with a Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) study showing 86 per cent of incumbents are currently adopting fintech technologies. These financial institutions have succeeded to varying degrees in digitalising their businesses. Yet, m...