Mark 18 January on your calendar for a complimentary forum jointly organized by S&P Global Market Intelligence and the Stanford GSB Chapter of Hong Kong.
Panels of industry experts from the investment community, bulge bracket investment banks, government regulators, and fintech start-ups will share insights on trends and outlooks for private equity, investment banking, and fintech industries in China and around the world. Confirmed speakers include senior representatives from: Asia-IO, AIF Capital, Boston Consulting Group, China Everbright, CRE Alliance, EY, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Morgan Stanley, UBS, WeLab, and Yunfeng Financial Group.
Topics to be covered:
Private Equity Panel
China’s capital controls, regulatory scrutiny of investments in the U.S., and politics seem to be playing an outsized role in how firms approach investment opportunities at home and abroad.
- Latest trends and topics on outbound China PE investments
- Continuous appetite for investments in technology companies
- Effects and reactions to increased scrutiny of Chinese investments in the U.S.
- Impact of the current political climate on the investment landscape
- Elevated valuations fueled by cheap debt and scarcity of quality deals
Investment Banking Panel
Increased regulatory oversight, continuously low number of IPOs, and China capital outflow controls: how does this environment impact investment banking and deal-making? What are the challenges facing the industry going forward? How will investment banks have to adapt to these challenges and provide value in deal-making for clients?
- Global investment banking trends and the roles of financial advisors in Chinese outbound deals
- Latest trends in deal-making of Chinese strategies at home and abroad
- How have capital controls and regulatory changes impacted investment banking operations?
- How important is location for investment banks amid a more global environment?
- Will 2018 see more IPOs than 2017 or 2016?
Advances in the use of technology in the financial world, along with innovative products like crypto-currencies and app-based integrated financial tools, are changing the way we deal with the financial market. How are established industry players adapting to this new world? What are the risks?
- Success factors for investing in fintech companies in China and around the world
- The impact of crypto-currencies and fintech start-ups on existing financial institutions and investment landscape
- The common unicorn -- a sign of pure speculation or an impending bubble?
- Success factors for wide adoption of a cashless society
- Managing risk in a system that traditionally lacks credit tracking and scoring