APAC Outlook: Will China continue to drive growth?

23rd February 2023 4pm-6pm HKT Webinar

In partnership with Morgan Stanley as Diamond sponsor, this event is exclusive to Neudata and Morgan Stanley clients.

As  China navigates the post-COVID landscape, data will play a crucial role in understanding and capitalizing on the shifting market. Our expert speakers will explore key macro trends, industry diversification, and how commodity markets are being affected.

Join Neudata and Morgan Stanley on the 23rd February as we discuss how to navigate this changing market.


  • 4:00pm

    Welcome, Introduction

    Dean Murphy, Commercial Director – Data Provider Products, Neudata

  • 4:00pm

    China Equity Strategy: Even More Bullish

    Laura Wang, Chief China Equity Strategist, Morgan Stanley

  • 4:15pm

    China Economics: Out of the woods

    Zhipeng Cai, China Economist, Morgan Stanley

  • 4:30pm

    Neudata Insights

    Helena Yu, Head of Asia Research, Neudata

  • 4:50pm

    Harnessing alternative data for Chinese investments

    Farah Ruthnam-Sandys, Business Development Manager, Neudata

  • 5:00pm

    China’s new pattern of development: Can Xi get consumers to spend?

    Diana Choyleva, Chief Economist, Enodo Economics

  • 5:20pm

    China re-opening: Global theme, local sentiments

    Pankaj Sharma, Co-founder, EMAlpha

  • 5:40pm

    China Upside Down: Why a relentless search for the worst stocks and the worst markets brings outsized returns

    Gregory Shore, CEO, Crystal Shore Dashboards


  • Zhipeng Cai

    Morgan Stanley

    China Economist

    Zhipeng Cai is a vice president in Morgan Stanley’s China economics research team who joined the firm in 2017. He is part of the Asia Pacific team that has persistently ranked among the top three for Economics in the Institutional Investor All-Asia survey. Zhipeng holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and a PhD in economics.

  • Diana Choyleva

    Enodo Economics

    Chief Economist

    Diana Choyleva is a leading expert on China’s economy and politics. She is Chief Economist at Enodo Economics, an independent macroeconomic and political forecasting company she set up in 2016 to untangle complexity, challenge the consensus, and make sense of the future. For 16 years prior, she worked at Lombard Street Research, most recently as Chief Economist and Head of Research. She has analysed China since 2000 and has co-authored three books: ‘China’s Quest for Financial Self-reliance’ (2022), ‘The American Phoenix – and why China and Europe will struggle after the coming slump’ (2011) and ‘The Bill from the China Shop’ (2006).

  • Dean Murphy


    Commercial Director - Data Provider Products

    Dean is responsible for leading, developing and expanding Neudata’s events programme.

    Having spent the last decade creating, building and scaling conference and content businesses within the FinTech and Energy sectors, Dean has worked with some of the most recognisable global brands on B2B events of all sizes. Dean co-founded two conference companies in 2013 and exited through acquisition in early 2020.

    Dean holds a BA Hons degree in Theatre and Performance Studies from Warwick University.

  • Farah Ruthnam-Sandys


    Business Development Manager

    Farah started in the alternative data space by providing patent intelligence to public and private equity investors. In conjunction, Farah worked with corporate research & development departments from a broad range of industries.

    Farah has an LLB in Law from Durham University.

  • Pankaj Sharma



    Co-founder at EMAlpha, ESG Specialist, Author, COO at S-Ancial, 'No. 1 Utilities Analyst' Asia Money, Thomson Reuters' Starmine 'Best Earning Estimates' and 'Best Stock Picker', 'Runner Up' in Institutional Investor.

  • Gregory Shore

    Crystal Shore Dashboards

    Founder and CEO

    Greg Shore is Founder and CEO of Crystal Shore Dashboards. From its vantage point in the Swiss Alps, the company systematically evaluates the risk of 41 Emerging Markets, 1200 Emerging Market single stocks and 44 Commodity markets on a weekly basis. All of this risk data is delivered to professional money managers seeking to actively manage downside risk.

    Crystal Shore Dashboards reflects Greg’s unusual professional path through academe (Ph.D., University of Chicago), game theory (semi-pro backgammon), Emerging Markets (South Africa), money management (Merrill Lynch and ING) and start-ups (2 in Luxembourg and 1 in Switzerland).

    Academe: Greg’s doctoral dissertation was dedicated to interactive decision-making in situations of risk and uncertainty; resource allocation and deployment; and payoff-maximization in constant-sum and variable-sum games.

    Game Theory: Greg was a semi-pro backgammon player and won the World Team Championships in Monte-Carlo in 1989. Greg’s backers for tournament play were a group of traders on the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

    Emerging Markets: After lecturing in Political Theory at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, Greg worked as a management consultant for the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

    Money Management: at Merrill Lynch, Greg led a 6-person portfolio management team overseeing 500 million USD of client assets. As Chief Investment Officer of ING’s global private client business, Greg oversaw 80 billion EUR of AUM and 200 investment professionals in Europe and Asia.

    Start-Ups: over the past 15 years, Greg has founded 3 start-up companies: ING Private Capital Management (Luxembourg); Crystal Shore Wealth Management SARL (Luxembourg); and Crystal Shore Dashboards (Switzerland).

  • Laura Wang

    Morgan Stanley

    Chief China Equity Strategist

    Laura Wang is a managing director and the chief China equity strategist for Morgan Stanley. Laura’s coverage includes both the onshore A-share market and the offshore China equity space including the Hong Kong market and Chinese companies listed in the US market. Laura has been consistently ranked as the No.1 equity strategist in Institutional Investor buy-side surveys since 2019. Laura is a key member of the Morgan Stanley Asia/global emerging markets equity strategy team, which has been ranked as the No. 1 equity strategy team in the same survey between 2018-2022. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2012, Laura had worked as a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group in its New York office. Laura has an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

  • Helena Yu


    Head of Asia Research

    Helena is the Head of Asia Research at Neudata. She covers APAC alternative data suppliers with a particular focus on China. Prior to Neudata, Helena worked as sales operation manager at UBS Evidence Lab and alternative data product manager at 86 Research and Juwai.com. Helena has also worked at Pacific Epoch as Co-Head of Research and senior TMT analyst.

    Helena holds a Master's degree in Political Economy of Late Development from the London School of Economics.