ALTSHK Hong Kong | June 15, 2023 Request Agenda

ALTSHK is developed as a local, investor-centric, and education-focused forum co-hosted by the CFAHK and CAIA Association. This one day event provides participants with a program that features leaders from the fields of private equity, venture capital, real estate, hedge funds, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, and other sectors of the alternative investment industry.

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ALTSHK provides your company with an opportunity to market your brand and services to a highly engaged group of institutional investors, allocators, family offices, and financial advisors who are actively involved in alternative investments.

We’re committed to the health and safety of all of our attendees.  At each of our events the following COVID-19 related protocols will be in place to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all guests:

*Fully vaccinated means two weeks after the second dose in two-dose vaccine or two weeks after the first dose in a one dose vaccine.


Joseph Chan, Under Secretary, Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, The Government of Hong Kong SAR

Mr Chan was appointed the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury on 16 August 2017. Mr Chan has many years of senior executive experience in the banking industry. He was a Managing Director in the Global Markets Division of Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, and was a Managing Director in Financial Markets of Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to joining the Government, Mr Chan held multiple roles in a number of public and professional bodies, including Vice President of the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts, Director of Hong Kong Securities & Investment Institute, Advisor of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society, as well as a General Committee member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Mr Chan was also a member of the Central & Western District Council. Mr Chan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Hon) and Psychology from the University of Michigan, USA. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Adrian Zuercher, Head Global Asset Allocation and Co-Head Global Investment Management APAC, UBS

Adrian Zuercher is Head Global Asset Allocation and Co-Head Global Investment Management APAC at UBS Chief Investment office. In his Global Asset Allocation role, he is responsible for multi-asset portfolio solutions. He co-chairs the tactical investment forum, the global portfolio construction meeting, and is a member of the global investment committee, which defines the UBS CIO house-view. In his Global IM APAC capacity, he is responsible for investment fund selection, portfolio management, and product development. Adrian oversees regional discretionary and advisory mandates, investment and alternatives funds, sustainable investing, and the wealth planning offering. Before joining UBS,Adrian was Head of Multi Asset Emerging Market Strategy and Global Asset Allocation at Credit Suisse Asset Management in HongKong and Zurich, where he was responsible for multi assetclassportfolios as well as advising sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors on asset alloc ation.Prior to that, he was an equity fund manager in charge of Asia at VP Bank Asset Management, and a multi-asset class portfolio manager at F.van Lanschot Bankiers. Adrian holds an MSc in finance and economics from the University of Bernandisa CFA charterholder.

Goodwin Gaw, Founder, Chairman and Managing Principal, Gaw Capital Partners Hong Kong

Goodwin is the Founder and Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners, a uniquely positioned real estate private equity fund management company focusing on markets in Asia Pacific region and other high barrier to entry markets globally. Gaw Capital has raised seven commingled funds targeting the Greater China and APAC regions since 2005. The firm also manages value add/opportunistic funds in the US, a Pan-Asia hospitality fund, a European hospitality fund, a Growth Equity fund, and provides services for credit investments and separate account direct investments globally. Gaw Capital Partners has raised equity in excess of USD$21.5 billion as of 2022 Q1 and currently commands assets of over USD$35.2 billion under management encompassing residential developments, offices, retail, serviced apartments, hotels, logistic properties and IDC projects. Goodwin received “Asia Industry Figure of the Year” in 2013, 2015 and 2018 by PERE, a market leading award voted entirely by private equity real estate industry professionals, recognizing his trusted leadership in real estate investing. He recently received “Entrepreneur of the Year” 2020 China Awards organized by Ernst & Young and “Urban Visionary Award” from Asia Society in 2019 which recognized his accomplishment in building a world-class real estate portfolio by connecting the past to the future. Goodwin is currently a member of ULI’s Global Board and an active member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) in Hong Kong Chapter and Intercontinental Chapter. He is also the member of the Board of Overseers of the School of Engineering and Applied Science in the University of Pennsylvania and the board member of Lawrenceville School. Goodwin received a BS in Civil Engineering from the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, a BS in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a MS in Construction Management from Stanford University.

Benjamin Fuchs, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, BFAM Partners

Mr. Benjamin Fuchs is the founder & Chief Investment Officer of Hong Kong based BFAM Partners, an Asian focused Hedge Fund specializing in credit, convertible bonds and volatility trading since. He has spent nearly 25 years successfully investing in Asian markets and has deep experience transacting across the corporate capital structure. Prior to BFAM, Mr. Fuchs established and ran Nomura Principal Investments Asia Limited from He worked at Lehman Brothers Japan from where he held a number of senior trading positions culminating in his establishment of the Global Opportunities Group, a 65 person pan Asian investment team. 



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Key Discussion Topics


As the controversy around alternatives carries on, investors voice the opportunity in cash and fixed income investment strategies.


Creating a dialogue around the opportunities in this volatile market through credit investing, long/short equity, market neutral, global macro, convertible arbitrage and liquid alternatives. 


Discussing hedge fund manager selection, addressing over-diversification mistakes and understanding both the art and science of developing a successful portfolio for pensions, endowments and foundations.


Comparing and contrasting global macro conditions and investment performance. 


Asset owners aim to get in on the opportunities in private debt and credit and are increasingly looking at impact investing as an alternative. 


Sponsorship is only available upon invitation and Markets Group reserves the right to refuse sponsorship from any organization or individual deemed by Markets Group to be incompatible with the event. Markets Group forum sessions are closed to all media/press and video/audio recording is explicitly prohibited within the venue.


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