Company News - 11 May 2016

Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman & CEO of AMTD Group, was invited to attend the UBS Global Family Office Summit, and delivered a theme speech about the One Belt One Road Initiative

May 10, 2016, Hong Kong – UBS once again hosted its 5th Global Family Office Summit in Hong Kong. The Summit had attracted over 150 global investors and investment bankers who manage the assets of the wealthiest families globally. Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman & CEO of AMTD Group, was invited to attend the Summit, and delivered a theme speech about the “One Belt One Road”.

The theme of the Summit was "Asian future", including One Belt One Road, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Chinese Consumers etc. The Summit was attended by CEOs, CIOs and principals of family offices from Asia, Europe and the United States, who shared their views about global macro-economic issues and investment strategies. Speakers at the Global Family Office Summit included: Chiew Kit Tham, Head of Global Portfolio Strategy of GIC; Andrew Swan, Blackrock’s Head of Asian Equities and Portfolio Manager; Zoltan Varga, Head of Asian Investing of Och-Ziff; Brett McGonegal, Chairman and CEO of Capital Link International Holdings; Andrew Wu, President of LVMH China; Kevin McNamara, Head of Global Investment Strategy of Highbridge Capital; George Magnus, economist and author; Morgan Harting, Senior Portfolio Manager for Frontier EM and EM multi-asset portfolios, Alliance Bernstein; Mr. Choi Kin Hung, Executive Director of Hsin Chong Group etc.

Mr. Calvin Choi, Chairman & CEO of AMTD Group, delivered a theme speech on “Seize the opportunity of the One Belt One Road to develop a unique platform for boutique capital markets & advisory, asset management and insurance brokerage solutions”. Mr. Calvin Choi pointed out that, the One Belt One Road is not only the new driving force for Asian economic development, but also the new trend for Asian future development. Taking advantage of Hong Kong as the first stop and bridgehead, we should fully seize the opportunity to assist more and more companies from China to go overseas, and should, based on serving national strategy, leverage capital power to promote the upgrading of economic transformation. Mr. Calvin Choi also expressed, AMTD Group always focuses on establishing a platform of cross-border capital markets & advisory, asset management and insurance brokerage solutions. AMTD Group will fully utilize the experience and advantage in the international capital market to assist private companies to go overseas together.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, AMTD is an integrated, licensed, non-bank financial services group that forges linkage of capital and resources between Chinese and overseas markets for over thirteen years. AMTD is one of the most important clients of UBS Global Family Office, and is keeping good cooperation relationship with major international financial institutions. On March 16, 2016, AMTD Group successfully completed its debut Reg S US$110mm 3-year HKSE-listed bond offering, which represents the first ever international USD bond offering from an unrated and unlisted financial services company from Asia. Recently, AMTD has been very active in the international capital market and has won important roles in some flagship transactions. On Bank of Qingdao (3866.HK)’s US$640mm H-share IPO, AMTD, as the Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner led the completion of the deal. On Xinte Energy (1799.HK)’s US$190mm Hong Kong IPO, AMTD played the role of Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner. On Bank of Tianjin (1578.HK)'s US$950mm H-share IPO, AMTD acted as the Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner. AMTD also won the title of Joint Bookrunner on Yunnan Provincial Investment’s US$300mm senior bond offering and Emperor International Holdings Limited (163.HK)’s HK$500mm international bond issuance. AMTD was appointed as the Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner on China Minsheng Investment’s debut US$300mm 5-year USD bond Issuance, Carnival Group (996.HK)’s debut US$180mm senior bond offering.

As a rising star of Hong Kong capital markets, AMTD’s rapid growth in capital markets & advisory business has attracted issuers and investors. The strong support from the strategic shareholders brings in solid client base and pipelines. IFR concluded in an interview with AMTD that, “AMTD is the latest new entrant in Asia’s competitive investment banking arena, and its emergence will test whether or not a smaller operator with a more nimble business model can rival the full-service offering of the traditional investment banks.”

As concluded by AMTD Group’s Chairman Mr. Calvin Choi in his speech, “One Belt One Road” brings in unprecedented strategic opportunities for Chinese private sector enterprises, and AMTD will take the full advantage of this historical opportunity for development, promoting linkage between Hong Kong and PRC, and forging a boutique investment bank and assets management platform to facilitate private capital to “Go global”. It will propel private capital's strategy of industry consolidation with capital markets, exploit globally and industry transformation and update.