‧ EU and US regulatory changes from the Asian Perspective:
An overview of proposed legislations in US and EU and their impact on Asian private equity and hedge funds managers.
‧ International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines:
Endorsed by 37 associations of venture capital and private equity industry around the world, the guidelines represent the current best practices on the valuation of VC/PE investments
‧ China Update: GAPP Regulations
GAPP Issues Notice Further Restricting Foreign Participation in China’s Internet Gaming Industry.
‧ Chinese Regulators Dismantle Major Barrier for Foreign-Sponsored RMB Funds
Chinese regulators in the last few days have reached an agreement to permit general partners organized in Shanghai Pudong to convert foreign currency into Chinese currency (“RMB”) for investment in their own RMB-denominated Funds.

Resources on website
The new "Resource Page" on HKVCA's website provides the latest industry updates from various angles covering market trends, legal, accounting, HR…etc. If you or your firm would like to contribute articles or industry/research reports, please email Savio Tang at stang@hkvca.com.hk



Cyberport Venture Capital Forum
(Co-organizer: HKVCA)

Date: November 17, 2009

Time: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Venue: Function Rooms 1-3, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong

Organizer: Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Ltd

Cyberport Venture Capital Forum (CVCF), an annual signature event organized by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, had been held for five consecutive years from 2004 to 2008 with a uniquely creative theme each year.  This year’s CVCF will be held on 17 November.

Themed “Finding Perfect Angels: Early Stage Investors Backing Creative Start-ups”, CVCF 2009 will draw together angel investors and entrepreneurs who have undergone the crucial start-up stage of a creative business to share their insights and experiences.  CVCF 2009 will focus on the current trends in angel investing, and take a close look at how angel investor and creative industry entrepreneur work together to develop and build innovative companies that can succeed and thrive.

For more information about CVCF, please visit http://cvcf.cyberport.asia/.

HKVCA members will enjoy a privilege rate on registration i.e. HK$300.
For registration, please contact Sam Wong at Tel: (852) 2845 6100 or Email: swong@hkvca.com.hk

Asia Society - A Luncheon Conversation with DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN, Co-Founder & Managing Director, The Carlyle Group.

Date: 12 November 2009 (Wed)
Time: 12:15 – 2:00 pm
Place: J.W. Marriott Hotel, Level 3, Pacific Place, Admiralty
Organizer: Asia Society Hong Kong Center

$390 for Asia Society members/ HKVCA members. For more details or registration, please click here.

Asian Financial Forum
Date: 20-21 January 2010
Place: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

As the global economic crisis gives way to a new financial landscape, the Asian Financial Forum (AFF) gathers some of the world's most influential monetary experts and most dynamic business leaders for groundbreaking discussions about the opportunities and challenges now facing Asia.

AFF 2010 will address questions about financial recovery, Asia's role in a new economic order, the region's response to financial crisis and the impact of financial reform and regulatory change. China-focused discussions will look at the global impact of changes in the nation’s domestic market and internationalisation of the renminbi. Topics such as energy, food, natural resources and carbon finance are also on the agenda.

AFF is the place for bankers, institutional investors, fund managers, business leaders, senior executives of high-growth corporations and other key financial players to build new contacts and gather the latest intelligence, as well as explore business opportunities with a focus on China and the rest of Asia.

A discount of 30% (original fee: USD800) is offered to applicants who register on or before 30 November 2009. For more details, please visit http://www.asianfinancialforum.com/eng/. For any queries, please call (852) 1830 668

Seats are limited and registration is on first-come-first-serve basis.
Download Registration Form
For enquiry, please call (852) 2845 6100.


InnoAsia 09 Conference -
“Sustainable City, Transportation and Energy”
Date: 1-2 December 2009
Time: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Venue: Hong Kong Science Park
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

InnoAsia is now in its fifth year. Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation, in partnership with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, will be organizing InnoAsia 09 which consists of conferences and business matching forums on sustainable innovation and technology.

The two-day conference, which offers potential business opportunities for emerging industry in environmental and renewable energy application projects, will be held at the Hong Kong Science Park, a world-class technological savvy infrastructure.

Amongst the panel of experts are renowned specialists such as Mr. Ilmar Reepalu, Mayor of Malmö, Sweden; Mr. Tom Murphy, Sr. Resident Fellow, Urban Development, Urban Land Institute of USA and former mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Dr. Didier Kechemair, Executive Deputy Director, French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), who will be delivering keynote speeches. 

For registration, HKVCA members can enjoy a discount of 20%. For more information, please visit http://www.innoasia.net.

AEA Investors (Asia) Ltd
Mr. Shiv Dalvie

AEA is a pioneer in the private equity industry, having been founded in 1968 by the Rockefeller, Mellon, and Harriman family interests and S.G. Warburg & Co. With over 40 years of investing experience, AEA has established a track record of achieving superior returns as a leading private equity partner to middle market companies. AEA focuses on control buyouts in four industry sectors: value-added industrial products, specialty chemicals, consumer products and services involved in these sectors.

Regatta Capital Management Holdings Ltd
Mr. Kevin Chan
Mr. Tony Wong

REGATTA Capital Management is a private equity fund with a diverse portfolio of businesses. We provide operational expertise and financial resources to initiate new businesses, and acquire companies and works with management to grow and improve them. REGATTA invests primarily in Information Technology, Bio-Technology and Real Estate Investment industries. REGATTA plays an active hands-on role through the start-up and/or growth expansion phase, and provides both financial resources and operational expertise.

HKVCA Masterclass – Workshop on Fair Valuation - 5 Oct 2009

As part of HKVCA’s education initiative and the beginning of a series of Masterclasses, the workshop on fair valuation was held on 5 October. Dr. Cindy Ma, Managing Director of Houlihan Lokey’s New York office shared her experience in valuing illiquid securities using different financial models and the issues involved. The workshop was attended by more than 50 private equity and financial services practitioners and feedback was very positive.

CHKLC-CPA Australia-HKCA Joint Mixer - 12 Oct 2009

HKVCA with the Chamber of HK Listed Companies (CHKLC), CPA Australia and the generous support of RSM Nelson Wheeler, co-organized a joint-mixer event on 12 October at the American Club. Mr. Jun Zhao, Managing Director of Alpha Business Systems Ltd shared his insights on the latest policies and market trends in China’s outbound investments. The audience gained useful and practical knowledge on the subject. The Mixer drew an audience of 100 and members of HKVCA, CHKLC and CPA Australia had a fun networking evening.

HKVCA Member Monthly Breakfast Meeting - 5 Oct 2009

The HKVCA Member Monthly Breakfast is scheduled on the first Monday of each month. It provides an excellent opportunity for our members to network and to meet our Executive Committee.

Status as a Recognised Institution for Providing CPT
(Continuous Professional Training)
The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) has approved HKVCA as a Recognised Institution for Providing CPT (Continuous Professional Training). HKVCA's training courses, seminars, summits, conferences and forums may be applicable for claiming CPT points. For more details, please refer to "Education" section of our website.

HKVCA Speakers

HKVCA receives regular requests from various trade bodies and associations for speaker roles.  Would you like to get involved and speak on behalf of HKVCA and promote our association and industry?  Please contact Savio Tang at Tel: (852) 2845 6100 or stang@hkvca.com.hk to enroll on our speakers list.

Job Corner on HKVCA website

Attracting and retaining talent has always been the key to long-term success of any great company. HKVCA welcomes member firms to advertise their openings on HKVCA website. If there are vacancies at your firm that you would like to advertise on HKVCA’s website, please fill in the attached form and email to enquiry@hkvca.com.hk

Each opening will be posted on HKVCA’s website for one month. The service is free of charge.

:: Job Placement Form ::

Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
Tel: (852) 2845 6100
Fax: (852) 2537 0086
Email: enquiry@hkvca.com.hk
Website: http://www.hkvca.com.hk/

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