Investment Outlook of Chinese Art

About this event

Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Time: 15:00-17:00 Beijing Time
Location: Classroom 9-10, 20FL, Tower E2 Oriental Plaza, Beijing
Language: Chinese

CKGSB Professor of Finance Mei Jianping will launch the MM Chinese Art Indices, a biannual reference guide that determines the changing dynamics of the Chinese art market by measuring repeat auction sales.

The study is based on auction records from Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips, in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Paris, London and New York. With the Indices, investors can apply reason to the valuation of Chinese art, which in turn may help the market grow at a sustainable pace.

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5 mins | Opening

  • • LI Yalu, Founder, Cycle Space, CKGSB Alumna
  • • MEI Jianping, Professor of Finance, CKGSB

20 mins | Keynote speech and the launch of the indices

  • • MEI Jianping, Professor of Finance, CKGSB

55 mins | Panel discussion

  • • MA Jun, Collector, Curator, CKGSB Alumnus
  • • MEI Jianping, Professor of Finance, CKGSB
  • • WANG Yu, Artistic Director, Shanghai Gallery of Art
  • • Moderated by LI Yalu, Founder, Cycle Space, CKGSB Alumna

20 mins | Q&A

Speakers (in alphabetical order)

LI Yalu

Founder, Cycle Space, CKGSB Alumna

MA Jun

Collector, Curator, CKGSB Alumnus

MEI Jianping

Professor of Finance, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

PhD, Princeton University


Professor of Finance, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

PhD, Princeton University

Areas of Expertise: Art Investing, Asset Pricing, Culture and the Arts, International Finance, Market Manipulation, Real Estate Finance, Wealth Management


Professor Mei Jianping is a Professor of Finance at CKGSB. His major areas of research include international asset pricing and real asset finance.

Mei earned a PhD in Economics from Princeton University and BS in Mathematics from Fudan University. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Princeton University, New York University, Tsinghua University, University of Amsterdam, Bocconi University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

He has published over 30 articles in the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and other academic journals. He has received several “Best Research Paper” awards from various academic organizations. His research has been covered extensively by major news media in China, the US, UK, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Japan, Canada, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.

Mei has served as a consultant and financial advisor to some of the largest financial institutions in the world, including Prudential Insurance of America, Fidelity Investment, UBS Warburg, Asia Development Bank, NCH capital, Koo’s Group, and W.P. Carey. He provides international asset allocation and real estate investment research to top decision makers and their clients. He has advised several major Chinese asset management companies as well as the Yunan Investment Trust Company.

Mei has acted as faculty director for New York University’s numerous international residency programs. He served as an organizer for several investment conferences, including a post as chairman of the Greater China real estate investment session for the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. He is also a faculty sponsor of US-China exchange program at the Stern Business School at New York University. The program has trained over 100 senior Chinese government officials and investment professionals.

Mei was a principal developer of the Mei Moses Fine Art Price Indices, which have been covered in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron’s, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, Time, Forbes and other world news media. The indices have been emplyed by several major US and overseas banks in private banking transactions.

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Artistic Director, Shanghai Gallery of Art

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