Wednesday, 7th November 2012 from 3:15 PM to 4:15 PMPanel HKCEC, Level 5, Hall F-G, Pearl Room Investment Summit
- Has China experienced a soft or hard landing?
CHUA Choy Soon
SEB Investment Gmbh (Germany) | Managing Director
Choy-Soon Chua is a Managing Director at SEB Investment GmbH, responsible for global real estate investments, based in Frankfurt, Germany.
Choy-Soon has been with SEB since 2003, and was instrumental in growing its global portfolio of real estate assets under management from previously €4bn to currently roughly €14bn. SEB Investment GmbH is now the fourth-largest provider of open-ended real estate mutual funds in Germany.
After studying engineering in Hamburg and having held several positions in Singapore and Amsterdam in the aviation industry, Choy-Soon's real estate career commenced with GIC Real Estate in 1995, first in Singapore, San Francisco, Frankfurt and finally in London, where he last led the European asset management for GIC Real Estate.
About SEB Investment Gmbh:
"SEB Asset Management Germany
SEB Asset Management (SEB AM), Frankfurt, is the SEB Group's specialist investment house in Germany for actively managed securities and real estate investment funds. As part of the Group's Wealth Management division, which comprises over 1.000 employees and has SEK 1,175 billion (around EUR 132 bn) in assets under management, SEB AM offers global expertise in traditional and innovative asset classes and various investment styles. Its investment strategy features active management in small, specialist investment teams. By combining global and local knowledge, SEB offers institutional and retail clients investment solutions with a broad range of risk/return profiles.
In Germany, the fund management company has a clearly structured offering comprising mutual and special funds complemented by client-specific investment solutions and asset management mandates. As part of SEB's international network, SEB AM has positioned itself as a specialist for global real estate management and risk-adjusted investment concepts for European bonds, multi-assets strategies and European value shares. SEB AM has been one of the leading real estate fund managers for many years. Since 2005, it has had an M2 Real Estate Manager rating from Fitch, the best rating category awarded in Germany."
Angelo, Gordon Asia Limited (Hong Kong) | Managing Director
Wilson T. Leung leads the firm's real estate investment activities in the Asia-Pacific region. Since opening the firm's first Asia office in 2005, Mr. Leung has overseen the investment of over US$1 billion of equity capital in the region, most of which has been centered on China, Japan, and South Korea. Prior to establishing Angelo, Gordon's Asia presence, Mr. Leung focused on the firm's real estate investments in the U.S from 2002 until 2005. Before joining the firm, Wilson was a management consultant for Bain & Company, a strategy consulting firm in San Francisco. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.
About Angelo, Gordon Asia Limited:
Founded in the U.S. in 1988, Angelo, Gordon is an alternative investment management firm with over US$23 billion of discretionary capital under management. As one of the largest U.S.-headquartered real estate investment managers, it has invested over US$5 billion in 300 real estate transactions across all property types in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Over the past six years, Angelo, Gordon has developed a strong investment track record in the region and has become one of the most active and successful U.S.-based real estate investors in Asia.
LEE Hing Yin
Ping An Trust (China) | Senior Executive Director
Mr LEE is responsible for formulating investment strategy and other activities related to real estate investment, such as setting up of real estate funds, deal negotiations and execution. Prior to joining Ping An Trust, he was Director of Strategy & Research in Colliers International in Shanghai, and has served as Economist in Hong Kong, covering Hong Kong and China. Mr LEE obtained a Bachelor degree and a Master degree in Economics from the University of Hong Kong, as well as a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of London.
About Ping An Trust:
Ping An Trust is a subsidiary of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. It is one of the largest trust companies in China. Our business covers a wide range of investment in both the capital market and non-capital market in China, as well as third-party asset management. As at December 31, 2011, Ping An Trust's total AUM amounted to RMB 196.2 billion, of which RMB 49.7 billion is in real estates. Our net assets also grew to RMB 13.65 billion at end-2011. With remarkable progress achieved during the past few years, real estate is now the main investment category in our alternative investment, covering a wide range of property asset classes, viz. residential, retail, office, hotel, industrial, etc.
DTZ | International Director, Head of Investment, North Asia