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Born and raised in Hong Kong, Candy is an equity specialist with over 25 years of experience in the Asia and Hong Kong China markets, and her career spans from journalism to financial services to education. Candy majored in journalism and communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she was a recipient of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship and was selected as an exchange student to attend the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. Upon graduation, she returned to Hong Kong to work as a journalist, covering politics and finance for various publications including Sing Tao Daily, South China Morning Post, and the Hong Kong Economic Journal. She obtained her Master in Finance from London Business School through the Chevening Scholarship, and then joined Morgan Stanley Asia as an equity sales. Serving as the Head of HK China Equity Sales in 2007, she was the first female officer promoted to the position of Managing Director in the Equity Division in HK in 2008. During her 25 years of service at Morgan Stanley, she also served as a member of the China Management Committee and the China Risk Management Committee. After retiring from Morgan Stanley, she returned to her alma mater as a part-time lecturer at the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Through her upbringing and education, she appreciates the difficulty faced by many women in pursuing a professional career, and she has funded a scholarship to support a female student from Hong Kong to attend London Business School ever year for the past ten years.


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