Private Equity in the COVID-19 Era - HKU SPACE
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Private Equity in the COVID-19 Era

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Investment Management

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05Aug 2021 (Thu)18:45 - 20:00
Online via Zoom
Dr. Zenki Kwan

Dr. Zenki Kwan

Dr. Kwan is the Chief Investment Officer of a single family office in Hong Kong, responsible for designing and implementing investment strategy across private and public equities, fixed income, currency, funds, and structured products for his portfolio which consistently outperforms the benchmark. His managed equity portfolio has achieved +70.3% return in 2020 and outperforms Hang Seng Index by 73.7%. Prior to his role as the Chief Investment Officer, Dr. Kwan was the vice-president of the private equity subsidiary in Finsoft Financial Investment Holdings, and spent his earlier career in McKinsey, Samsung Securities, UBS and J.P. Morgan from being a management consultant, equity researcher to corporate finance banker. Dr. Kwan obtained his Doctor of Business Administration degree from SBS Swiss Business School, Switzerland. He also completed Harvard Law School Executive Education Program and Oxford Fintech Program. In addition, he holds two Master Degrees - Master of Finance (major in financial engineering and risk management) from The University of Hong Kong, and Master of Applied Business Research from SBS Swiss Business School. Dr. Kwan is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), and Certified Banker (CB). Dr. Kwan is passionate in education, learning, and writing. He was the columnist of Metro Daily and a co-author of investing book which is available at Harvard Business School Baker library as a reference book to Harvard Business School students. He is also occasionally interviewed by Hong Kong Economic Journal and Hong Kong Economic Times to share his thoughts on the latest financial market events.

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The COVID-19 pandemic shows some signs of stabilizing after the introduction of the vaccine. Despite the massive and growing uncertainty surrounding the effectiveness of controlling COVID-19, private equity remains the dominant alternative asset class among global investors. In this talk, Dr. Kwan will be sharing with the attendees the recent trend on private equity, some common exit strategies, and the importance of private equity in asset allocation.