Venture in China: Opportunities & Challenges
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Venture in China: Opportunities & Challenges

Venture in China: Opportunities & Challenges

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King & Wood Mallesons

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There is no greater moment than right now to look to China for future venture opportunities and growth. Of course, expanding into China or earning the confidence of Chinese investors isn't simple.  And then there is execution, KYC, regulatory.  Yet there is no larger market for innovation, no more serious venture investors than China’s new wealthy angels and funds.  As a serious business person or leader of a high growth or start-up, you need to be China-ready.

On October 5th, in the heart of London’s City, two highly specialised teams offer you the insights and contacts you need to see China as an opportunity, and not just as a threat. CKGSB, China’s leading entrepreneurial, private business school and King and Wood Mallesons, a major China-London law firm with more than 1,000 China-capable legal professionals. Together, speakers and and panels will be examining the opportunities and issues facing UK and EU businesses working in the Chinese market and with Chinese investors. On top of that, 40 CKGSB Finance MBA students who are executives of various Chinese companies will be there to network with you and hear your investment pitch.

Conference Highlights:

  • A number of distinguished guests, Professor Ou-Yang Hui, and the former Lord Mayor of London Nick Anstee, both fresh back from China, will share their insights and personal understandings of China’s markets and company strategies
  • Startups will also have the opportunities to pitch in front of Chinese investors
  • 40 CKGSB Finance MBA students who are executives of various Chinese companies will be there to network with you and hear your investment pitch

When: Tuesday, 05 October 2016

  • 13:30-14:00 Coffee & Registration
  • 14:00-14:10 Welcome by Bo Ji, Chief Rep of Europe, CKGSB
  • 14:10-14.20 Keynote: Nick Anstee, formal Lord Mayor, City of London
  • 14:20-14:50 Keynote: Ou-Yang Hui, Professor, CKGSB - Entrepreneurship and Venture Investing in China
  • 14:50-15:50 Panel Discussion: Opportunities for Venture in China
    • o    Professor Ou-Yang Hui
    • o    Joshua Bower-Saul, CEO, Cybertonica Ltd.
    • o    KWM person
    • o    ICBC UK executive
    • o    Chinese Investor from family office
  • 15:50-16:10 Coffee Break and networking
  • 16:10-16:40 Investment Pitches
  • 16:40-17:00 China Start Program Intro & Testimonial
  • 17:00-17:10 Closing remarks by KWM
  • 17:10-17:15 CKGSB concluding remarks
  • 17:15-18:00 Networking reception

Audience: 100-120 Start-ups, growth companies, professional services, angels and investment companies

About the keynote speaker: Ou-Yang Hui - Dean's Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance, Director of Research Center on Internet Finance, Co-director of Research Center on Financial Innovation and Wealth Management

Prof Ou-Yang is the Dean’s Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance at CKGSB. He also serves as the academic director for the Finance MBA and Finance EMBA. His academic research focuses on the development of asset pricing and corporate finance models. He had previously served as an associate professor at Duke University and an assistant professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. Prof Ou-Yang was voted the best teacher by Duke’s Global EMBA Class of 2004. He won the Barclays Global Investors/Michael Brennan Runner-Up Award for the best paper published in the Review of Financial Studies in 2003 as well as the best paper award (joint with Henry Cao) presented by the Society of Quantitative Analysts in 2005.

Before joining CKGSB, Dr Ou-Yang served as a managing director at UBS where he headed the Quantitative Solutions/Algo Strategies division. His work focused on alpha-generating trading strategies and quantitative portfolio strategies, as well as on the development of structured products. His team developed various structured products, such as “Hedging and Outperforming Inflations in China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand”, “Asset Allocation using Macro Signals” and “Relative Value Commodity Strategies”. In addition, he provided customized solutions for major UBS clients such as utility companies, airlines and banks. Ou-Yang also served as a managing director at Lehman Brothers and Nomura Securities, where he headed Quantitative Strategies and Quantitative Credit Research. He was heavily involved with many of Lehman’s credit/interest rate structured products as well as beta products, such as replicating Lehman’s bond indexes and replicating the global hedge fund index.

Dr Ou-Yang holds a PhD in finance from UC Berkeley and a PhD in chemical physics from Tulane University. He received his postdoctoral training in chemical physics from the California Institute of Technology, where he worked under Nobel Laureate Rudy Marcus.

 

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