Academy Fellow (2014)
Julia Leung


Ms Leung was the inaugural Julius fellow in the International Economics Department at Chatham House, following a previous position as undersecretary for financial services and the Treasury in Hong Kong. At Chatham House, Ms Leung’s research will focus on the policy response to the global financial crisis in Asia. Ms Leung is also a visiting fellow at Harvard University Asia Centre and the senior adviser at the OMFIF.

Areas of expertise

  • Government affairs & policies
  • China economy, financial market liberalisation and reform
  • International financial market regulation
  • Macro-prudential regulation in Asia 

Past experience

2014Academy Fellow, International Economics Department, Chatham House
2008-13Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Government of Hong Kong SAR


Executive Director of Hong Kong Monetary Authority in charge of international affairs (2000-2008)
1984-94Reporter, Asian Wall Street Journal 
  • China’s Shadow Banking Seeks the Light OMFIF commentary, 2 April 2014
  • Contributed a chapter titled: Feasibility of Offshore Renminbi Market in Hong Kong, to a book, Investing in Asian Offshore Currency Market p 215-218, published by Palgrave macmillan 2013
  • Dual Track Process of the Internationalisation of RMB Caijing Magazine, Nov 2010
  • Explaining the Conundrum of the Offshore RMB Market Caijing Magazine, Jan 2012