Hong Kong and its Property Market in the Golden 5 Years: 2010-2015
The record-breaking influx of business opportunities, people, and capital into Hong Kong has led to soaring property prices across the board in all segments of the local property market, from retail to office and residential properties. This development has posed tremendous challenges to public policy, well-being of homebuyers, income distribution and social stability, and the overall business environment in Hong Kong. Will high rent hurt the Hong Kong economy by diverting valuable investment opportunities elsewhere? Have policymakers, developers, businesses, and the community at large taken appropriate and timely actions to meet these challenges? How the local community rises to these challenges in the golden years of high economic growth in the region from 2010 to 2015 will have great impacts on the vitality of Hong Kong economy, the employment market, and ultimately the long run economic prosperity. Mr. Lam will share with us his thoughts on these urgent issues.
Mr. Franklin Lam is a Senior Portfolio Manager with UBS Global Asset Management in Hong Kong. His key responsibilities include investment research and portfolio management. Prior to taking up his current role in 2006, Mr. Lam joined UBS in 1997 as Head of Regional Property at UBS Securities Asia, UBS Investment Bank. He has headed Asian property research since 1990. He also held management responsibilities at UBS as the Head of Hong Kong Equities. Mr. Lam has consistently been rated top property researchers by a number of professional managers’ poll, including the Institutional Investors magazine. He served as a member of the Hong Kong Government's Central Policy Unit during the period of the Asian financial crisis. He is a Chartered Accountant in the UK and holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Manchester.
Title: Hong Kong and its Property Market in the Golden 5 Years:
Speaker: Mr. Franklin Lam
Date: Monday, April 18, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre P2, Chong Yuet Ming Building, HKU
Registration: Walk-in registration