Chi Lo is the Senior Strategist for Greater China of BNP Paribas Investment Partners (BNPP IP) based in Hong Kong. He joined BNPP IP in 2010 through HFT Investment Management (HK), BNPP IP’s joint venture partner in China, where he was CEO.
Prior to joining HFT, he was Head of Overseas Investment at Ping An of China Asset Management (HK) Ltd. Chi’s other positions in Asia included Asia Research Head for the British private property fund Grosvenor, chief economist and strategist for Asia at Standard Chartered Bank and research director for Greater China at HSBC in Hong Kong.
He was listed on the International Who’s Who Professionals in 2000 and 2011, and has many years of international research experience in economics, financial markets and public policy & standards development, covering North American and Asian economies.
Before working in Asia, Chi was an economic advisor to the Canadian Treasury in Canada. His other experience includes international research firms in North America, regulatory bodies for securities trading in Toronto and London, and blue-chip international investment banks in North America, England and Asia.
Chi is the author of eight books on Chinese and Asian economic development and markets. He has published research work in international periodicals and newspapers, and has appeared as a commentator on international media and speaker at international seminars, such as the World Economic Forum, Asian Development Bank, and House of Lords of the British Parliament. He has taught economics and finance courses at various universities in Hong Kong, and has spoken frequently at university finance courses and professional seminars in North America, Europe and Asia. Chi’s latest book is “The Renminbi Rises: Myths, Hypes and Realities of RMB Internationalisation and Reforms in the Post-Crisis World” (2013).
Chi did his economics graduate work at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in England and the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada.