On Tuesday December 8, 2020, CHINALUX held a webinar on the topic of “China Inbound” supported by corporate members China Merchants Bank Co. Ltd. (CMB) and Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG. Whereas the first part of the explored the increasing appetite for China Inbound, including the role of green and social projects, the second part looked at China Inbound and investments into new technologies.
As the first speaker in the webinar, Mr. LI Biao, CEO of China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd., Luxembourg Branch, emphasised the importance of Luxembourg as an important financial hub for China-Europe cooperation, particularly since the Luxembourg Stock Exchange saw the first issuance of CMB Green Bonds and sustainable asset insurance in September 2020.
Ms. ZHENG Xiaoying, Deputy General Manager of ALM Dept. of China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. H.O., presented CMB’s sustainability strategy and the bank’s Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Guidelines, which are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and cover fields such as green finance and sustainable urban development. CMB’s issuance of the first sustainability bond at Luxembourg Stock Exchange in September 2020 marks an important step in the development of the institution’s long-term sustainable strategy.
Joining from Hong Kong, Mr. JIANG Michael, General Manager of CMB International Asset Management Limited, particularly stressed CMBI’s investment strategy to capture sustainable growth opportunities in the 5G area through technology fusion and its potential to enhance the business landscape and transform sustainable growth.
Starting off the second half of the webinar, Dr. Sepp HOLGER, Member of the Board of Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG, stated the successful takeover of Hauck & Aufhäuser by Fosun International in 2016 the partnership had opened up new opportunities culturally and commercially in the Europe-China business.
Dr. LIANG Jian, Business Development Director and Head of China Desk of Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG, pointed out H&A China Desk’s role is to provides seamless cross-border services. Seeing the difficulties many European investors face in the Chinese market, H&A set up the Sino-EU Bridge Fund in Luxembourg, which is open for professional and semi-professional investors. While the H&A China Desk in Luxembourg is the fund manager, Fosun Capital in Shanghai acts as the fund adviser. Dr. LIANG especially pointed to new technologies and health care as some of the main fields of investment.
As the closing speaker of the webinar, Mr. XU Chris, CFO of Fosun Capital, emphasized China’s high potential as a future market and the opportunities of ongoing inbound invest.
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