Mary Leung, CFA

Head, Advocacy, Asia Pacific

CFA Institute


Mary is Head, Advocacy, Asia Pacific at CFA Institute. She leads the team that is responsible for building market integrity in APAC by developing and advocating capital markets policy positions that raises investor protection and fosters sustainable industry growth. She also oversees the promotion and development of Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX), a research hub through which we engage with societies, members, governments, regulators, academia and other industry stakeholders to advance the wider CFA Institute mission. Mary has over 20 years of experience in the global financial industry, having worked in corporate finance, wealth management advisory and fund management. She joined from Coutts & Co, where she was Director of Business Development and Management for North Asia. Prior to that she was Executive Director at UBS AG, where she led the Corporate Advisory Group in Hong Kong. With experience in both the buy- and sell-sides, Mary has a strong understanding of the drivers and dynamics of different investor groups, including institutional investors, corporates, family offices, asset owners, and high net worth individuals. Mary graduated from Peterhouse, Cambridge with a degree in Engineering. She has been a CFA charterholder since 1997 and speaks English, Putonghua and Cantonese.

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CFA Institute’s Mary Leung on the Compelling Reasons to Embrace the ESG Revolution Mary Leung is Head, Advocacy, Asia Pacific, at CFA Institute. She believes that the role of finance is to allocate capital efficiently and that process is increasingly taking environmental, social and governance factors into account. She says that ESG-related expectations on issuers and institutiona....

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