When PE and M&A Meet Real Estate — Is the UK Market a Safe Haven for Chinese Investment?

Thu 28 Jan 2016 Cass Business School Auditorium, London
Sponsored by: Cass Business School (PE and M&A Society)

Following President Xi’s state visit in Oct 2015, nearly £40 billion trade and investment deals are signed. U.K. and China’s bilateral relationship has now officially entered a ‘golden era’. From 2010 to 2015, the total value of real estate mergers and acquisition investment from China into UK is $4,104,000,000, representing 30% of the total investment. However, what does this mean, including both opportunities and challenges, for both UK and Chinese investors?

London Housing Forum 2015

Fri 13 Nov 2015 Jones Lang LaSalle, London
Sponsored by: Jones Lang LaSalle, Bank of China, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Hostmaker

London real estate has been going up for so long that new peaks are no longer news. Whether you are a Buy-to-Let investor, an owner-occupier, a luxury homeowner or a first time buyer, join us at ACFPU London Housing Forum 2015. We will invite industrial experts from Jones Lang LaSalle, Bank of China, Zhong Lun Law Firm and Hostmaker to share their knowledge about London property market and more…

Start-up and Entrepreneurs

Thu 15 Jan 2015 Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, 3 More London Riverside, SE1 2AQ
Sponsored by: China Ministry of Commerce

Sir David Brewer, the former Lord Mayor of London and current Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, delivered the welcome speech and addressed the essential role that entrepreneurs play in developing commercial and cultural links between the UK and China. The panel featured speakers from all aspects of the start up industry, namely Alastair Moore (Senior Manager of Accelerator Programmes at UCL), Michael Blakey (Director of angel investor Avonmore Developments), Lin Feng (Founder and CEO of DealGlobe), Omkar Joshi (Founder of Company Reporting and Segment Head at Wolters Kluwer) and Matthew Hodkin (Tax Law Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright).

Diamonds, Precious Stones & Metals

Wed 23 Jul 2014 UBS, London
Sponsored by: UBS and Kimberley Wealth Management

ACfPU successfully hosted Investing in Diamonds, Precious Stones and Metals, part of ACfPU’s Alternative Investment Series (AIS), at UBS’s office in the heart of the London city. The event was well received with over 100 industrial specialists and financial professionals attending.

When Art Meets Real Estate

Fri 20 Jun 2014 Imperial College Business School
Sponsored by: Imperial College and Tomorrow Masters

ACfPU co-hosted a conference entitled “When art meets real estate” in partnership with Imperial College and Tomorrow Master. Around 20 top officials from Chinese real estate companies, such as China Resources, Avic Real Estate as well as top designers and architects such as MADA s.p.a.m. and Interscape Associates, flew from China to attend the event and meet their counterparts in the Western art world.

London Housing Forum

Fri 22 Nov 2013 Jones Lang Lasalle, London
Sponsored by: Jones Lang Lasalle and Bank of China

ACfPU hosted a successful London Housing Forum with a focus on investing in properties in London during uncertain economic times, as part of the ACfPU Alternative Investment Series (AIS). The forum was followed by a cocktail reception allowing speakers and guests including industrial professionals and property buyers to exchange ideas.

The Art of Investing in Art

Fri 06 Sep 2013 Standard Chartered, London
Sponsored by: Standard Chartered and Origins

Hosted by ACfPU on 6th September 2013 at Standard Chartered's Headquarter in London. During an enlightening evening rich of findings and wise advice, our guest speakers Ruth Knowles, Joy Hai-Qin Zhang and Jonas Almgren shared their views on "Art as an Asset Class", "Contemporary Art in China" and "Art and Technology" respectively.

Wine Investments

Fri 28 Jun 2013 BLP, Adelaide House, London
Sponsored by: Roberson Wine and BLP

A seminar presented by wine investment expert Adam Green (Director at Roberson Wine), to gain an insight on the wine market; followed by a fine wine tasting with 40 different wines across 5 key regions: France, Italy, Spain, USA and Australia.

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