Introduction to Hedge Funds and how to set up an Off-shore hedge fund

CKGSB MBA Asset Management Club presents

Leaders in Finance Lecture Series:

Henri Arslanian, UBS Investment Bank

Introduction to Hedge Funds and how to set up an Off-shore hedge fund

DATE: June 19 (Wednesday)
TIME: 6:00-7:30PM
VENUE: Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business 长江商学院, Oriental Plaza, 1 East Chang An Avenue (Tower E3, 12F) 中国北京市东长安街 1 号东方广场(东3座12层), phone: 85188552 

The lecture will be an introduction to the hedge fund industry with a particular emphasis on the business and legal aspects of this fascinating industry that is becoming increasingly important in China and Asia. In this lecture, we will discuss the following:

  • What makes hedge funds different?
  • What are some of the most popular hedge fund strategies?
  • Who invests in hedge funds?
  • How are hedge funds structured in the Cayman Islands and the BVI?
  • How to set-up a hedge fund management company in Mainland China, Hong Kong or Singapore?
  • What are some of the important legal and business aspects that are relevant to hedge funds?
  • What is the current state and the future opportunities in the hedge fund industry in China?

There will be a private roundtable dinner at the end of the lecture with a select audience of high-profile people in finance. If you are interested in joining please apply, stating your name, title and company to before June 15.

About the speakerHenri Arslanian, UBS Bank 

Henri Arslanian assists Asian, European and U.S. hedge funds on legal, regulatory, onshore/offshore structuring, fund governance and tax matters as well as on the latest trends and investor requirements on hedge fund operational due diligence and capital raising.

Henri has extensive experience advising hedge funds on the regulatory and tax implications of trading Asian financial markets, including Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India and Australia as well as on the impact of U.S., European and offshore regulations on such hedge funds.

Henri is a qualified lawyer in both New York and Canada and, prior to joining UBS, worked as a lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong where he advised hedge funds, private equity funds, family offices and financial institutions.

Henri is a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the current Co-Chair of its Financial Services Committee. He also was the Chair of its China Business Committee from 2009 to 2012 as well as the President of the Quebec-Asia Law and Business Association from 2007 to 2008.

Fluent in English, French, Armenian, Spanish and conversational in Mandarin Chinese, Henri regularly speaks at industry events globally on the topic of financial markets and hedge fund regulatory changes in Asia and China. He is also a guest lecturer at the faculty of law of the University of Sherbrooke in Canada where he lectures a class on Chinese Law and was recently appointed as a member of the Regulatory Sub-Committee of AIMA, the global hedge fund industry trade association, in Hong Kong.

Henri holds a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University, a certificate of Chinese studies from Beijing University, a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal and a Masters in Common Law and Transnational Law from the University of Sherbrooke, where he was awarded the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. He is currently pursuing a joint Global Executive MBA at Columbia Business School, London Business School and Hong Kong University.

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