New York and Hong Kong, June 30, 2016 — LendIt, the world’s most influential Fintech event, and AMTD Group Company Limited (“AMTD Group” or “AMTD”), the leading diversified financial services group based in Hong Kong with broad business coverage and network across Asia, jointly announced today that LendIt China and AMTD Group will co-host the first Global Fintech Investment Summit in Hong Kong (“Global Fintech HK Summit” or the “Summit”) on July 13. LendIt China and AMTD will become the premier conduit to connect leading international Fintech companies with Asian investors. More than 80 leading Asian investors and over 40 international companies are expected to stage the ground-breaking Summit.
Global Fintech HK Summit will also kick off the LendIt China Executive Tour from July 12 to July 19. The tour is an introduction to the Chinese Fintech market, which provides a unique, week-long networking experience for international Fintech executives and investors looking to deepen their knowledge and gain exposure to the leading players in Chinese financial services. The tour concludes with the Lang Di Fintech Conference (in Shanghai). Participating Chinese organizations include Ant Financial, Bank of Hangzhou, Tencent and HongLing Capital.
Jason Jones, Co-Founder and President of LendIt commented, “We are honored to form a strategic partnership with AMTD Group to promote cross-border Fintech development in one of the world’s largest financial centers. Hong Kong is already the vital financial hub of many reputable investment banks, insurance companies, private equities, hedge funds, family offices and wealth / asset management companies. This Summit enables international Fintech companies to gain exposure in Asia.”
For companies focused on digital wealth management, public equity trading, online lending, equity crowdfunding, BlockChain technology, digital insurance, payments, and venture capital, this Summit will enable them to step into the spotlight to showcase their innovative technologies on the Hong Kong stage. Keynote speakers include Mr. Mike Cagney, Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of SoFi, Mr. Soul Htite, Co-Founder / CEO of Dianrong.com and Co-Founder of Lending Club, and Mr. Bob Leung, Head of Asia Insurance and Diversified Financials of UBS Investment Research. Global participants for the Summit include SoFi, Colchis Capital, FundersClub, StreetShares, Orchard, Afluenta, PeerIQ, AssetAvenue, ConsenSys, Prosper, Realty Mogul and Incline Fund Management etc. Participating Asian investors, financial and other renowned institutions include Morgan Stanley Private Equity, Blackstone, Sequoia, Citi, RRJ Capital, China Minsheng Investment, Silver Lake, Pacific Alliance Group, FountainVest Capital, Shenzhen Qianhai Akon Hospital Investment And Management Co.,Ltd. and PCCW etc.
Calvin Choi, Chairman and President of AMTD Group stated, “As the leading financial services group in Hong Kong offering a wide spectrum of capital markets, asset management, insurance brokerage and risk management solutions, AMTD is excited to work with LendIt to nurture the healthy and dynamic development of the global Fintech community. In this Summit, we look forward to leveraging our resources to connect leading Asian investors with the most high profile players and as well as showcase the latest developments in the global Fintech space.”