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Hannes Valtonen

Hannes Valtonen

ORIX Corporation

Central, Hong Kong, HKG

Hannes is responsible for global compliance at ORIX Corporation, a leading financial services group with leasing, lending, investment, life insurance, banking, asset management, car rental, real estate, environment and energy-related businesses. ORIX has approximately 33,000 employees and operates in 37 countries and regions.

Previously he was head of compliance at an Asia-based investment manager, covering funds in private equity, hedge fund, distressed assets and real estate strategies across regional jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, Singapore, PRC and Japan. Prior to that he was head of risk and compliance at the leading foreign fund manager in Vietnam, where he set up internal control, compliance and risk management functions for three London-listed investment funds for capital markets, real estate and infrastructure.

Hannes has also worked in Japan, Korea and the U.K. in the real estate finance, retail and automotive industries in internal audit and control functions. His qualifications include an MBA, MSc in financial law, certifications in financial analysis, risk management, internal audit, anti-money laundering and he has also taken securities licensing regulatory exams for Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. He is active in supporting the Hong Kong CFA with financial regulations advocacy and authored the chapter on risk management for the CFA investment foundation certification.


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