Mindful of China’s significant economic potential, asset management firms and individuals of all types are eager to invest in this growing market. At a time when much of the global economy is stagnating, observers still take a bright view of China’s future, despite concerns over slowing economic growth. Against the backdrop of China’s structural trends including urbanization, expanding domestic consumption and more sophisticated manufacturing infrastructure, which sector promises to have the most lucrative future? Where do the best opportunities in China lie?
You can find the answers to these questions at the CKGSB Session at the Asian Leadership Conference (ALC), one of Asia’s largest conferences, held in Seoul, Korea on May 19-20, 2015. To shed more light on the topic of “Investment Opportunities in China”, Gan Jie, Professor of Finance at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) will highlight some trends in the Chinese stock market and point out some attractive investment possibilities. Li Chi, co-founder and CEO of Co-Power Capital Management, who is often referred to as the Chinese Warren Buffett, will give his advice about investment in China, alongside Frank K. Tang, CEO of FountainVest, one of China’s largest private equity funds. Sang-Yun Lee, the Beijing representative of Korea Investment & Securities, who is knowledgeable about the bilateral investment environment will act as the moderator.
First held in 2005, the Asian Leadership Conference is Korea’s premier international conference and is hosted by the Chosun Ilbo newspaper. Various prominent figures have participated in the conference over the years, including Korean President Park Geun-Hye, former US president George W. Bush and Adam Johnson, professor of Stanford University and 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning novelist. This year, former German President Horst Köhler, former US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan will all offer their insights on various issues.
The objective of the conference is to bring global leaders and minds together and discuss issues that affect people in Asia, providing a sense of direction to those who are directly involved in managing these issues. Its audience-driven format is designed to bring speakers who can share their personal stories of success or can offer business advice based on their own experience. Experts will also be invited to speak here on such subjects as upcoming internet technology or its impact on people and business.
Date: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, 14:00am – 15:10pm
Venue: Topaz Hall, The Shilla Seoul, 202 Jangchung-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea
Cost: Registration is required
Organizer: Chosun Media Group
14:00-14:10 Welcome & Introduction
14:10-14:30 Professor Gan’s speech “China’s stock market: opportunities and trends”
14:30-15:00 Panel discussion
15:00-15:10 Q&A, Closing
Speakers and Panelists
Professor of Finance, Director of Center on Finance and Economic Growth of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
Gan Jie is a Professor of Finance and Director of the Research Center on Finance and Economic Growth at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) in Beijing. She received her Ph.D. from MIT and was previously a professor at HKUST and Columbia Business School.
Professor Gan has published extensively on banking and finance issues in top academic journals, and currently authors a groundbreaking, large-scale quarterly survey on China’s industrial economy. In 2010, she was runner-up in the prestigious Brennan Awards for Best Paper and has received several teaching awards. Her research works and articles on her teaching have also featured in the Financial Times, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal and many others.
CEO of Co-Power Capital Management Co., Ltd.
Mr. Li is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Co-Power Capital Management, and the co-founder and executive director of Co-Power Venture Capital. Previously, he was the general manager of Hong Kong Yidong International Financial Investment for five years. He has also worked for Merchant Bureau Shekou Industrial District, China Leasing Corporation Shenzhen Branch and the China Baoan Group.
He graduated from Zhejiang University with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. He has 15 years of experience in the domestic securities market, and over 11 years in the Hong Kong financial market.
Mr. Li has recently published two books: “Talking About Investing in Layman’s Terms” and “Value Investing in Chinese Style”. Additionally, he has received numerous awards, such as the “Heroes of Private Equity Fund”, which honored him as one of the seven top investors in China. Mr. Li has also been referred to by “Security Market Weekly” as one of the most successful “Warren Buffett” type investors in China.
Frank K. Tang
CEO and Managing Partner of FountainVest Partners
Mr. Frank K. Tang is the CEO and Managing Partner of FountainVest Partners, a leading private equity firm dedicated to China with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.
Prior to founding FountainVest, Mr. Tang was a Senior Managing Director and Head of China investments for Temasek Holdings.
Mr. Tang was with Goldman Sachs for nearly 11 years. He started his investment banking career at Goldman Sachs in New York, and then moved to Hong Kong. Mr. Tang worked as an Executive Director in Principal Investment Area, the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs. He was later Managing Director and Head of the Telecom, Media and Technology investment banking effort in Asia ex-Japan for Goldman Sachs prior to joining Temasek.
Mr. Tang was born and raised in Shanghai, and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is a board governor and treasurer of the China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, vice chairman of the Beijing Private Equity Association as well as vice chairman of the Shanghai Private Equity Association. Mr. Tang is also a member of Columbia Business School’s Board of Overseers, a member of the board of Accenture PLC and Weibo Corporation.
Korea Investment & Securities Beijing HQ
Sang-Yun Lee, the CEO of Korea Investment & Securities Beijing subsidiary, has been responsible for managing and developing KIS’s China business since 2010. Prior to this, he was Head of Strategy for China in the global business department and was a stockbroker at KIS.
Sang-Yun Lee holds a BA in Business Administration from Sungkyunkwan University and an EMBA from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB).