We are the No. 1 independent investment banking firm in Asia as measured by both the number and the aggregate offering size of Hong Kong and U.S. IPOs completed in each of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, and the largest independent asset management firm in Asia in serving both PRC regional banks and new economy companies as measured by AUM as of March 31, 2019.¹
We are a leading Hong Kong-headquartered comprehensive financial institution
Founded in 2003 by CK Hutchison Holdings, we are a leading Hong Kong-headquartered comprehensive financial institution.
We are one of the few financial institutions with extensive financial industry knowledge and experience across Greater China that is majority-owned and managed by local Hong Kong entrepreneurs and professionals. This genuine ‘‘Hong Kong-owned’’ identity positions us to play an instrumental role in connecting local clients from Hong Kong and China with global capital markets. Compared to other global and Chinese market players in Hong Kong, we believe that we benefit from greater execution efficiency, supreme local market and industry know-how, and unparalleled access to the sizeable capital of Asia’s tycoon families.
We align ourselves with clients, shareholders, business partners, and investee companies to build an ever-extending, inter-connected network that creates value for all stakeholders, or the ‘‘AMTD SpiderNet’’ ecosystem. We believe that we our ‘‘AMTD SpiderNet’’ ecosystem is the bedrock of our success.
On Aug 5, 2019, AMTD International successfully listed on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HKIB).
We operate a full-service platform encompassing three business lines:
investment banking, asset management, and strategic investment.
Board of Directors
Mr. Choi worked at UBS from October 2010 to January 2016, his most recent role there being managing director of the investment bank division. From January 2009 to October 2010, Mr. Choi worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong, his most recent role there being director of corporate finance division. From July 2005 to December 2008, Mr. Choi worked at Citigroup, his most recent role there being China chief specialist and the head of China strategic alliance unit of Citi Corporate and Investment Bank. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Choi worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong and Arthur Andersen & Co. (Hong Kong), his most recent position there being senior manager. In 2017, he was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He was also selected by the Institutional Investor magazine as one of the ‘‘2016 Fintech Finance 35’’ globally in 2016.
Mr. Choi currently holds various positions with a range of organizations, including vice chairman of the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, director of ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN), founder and chairman of Greater Bay Young Entrepreneurs Association, founder and chairman of the Regional Banks+ Strategic Cooperation Alliance, founder and chairman of AMTD Foundation, vice chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Professions, and board director of OneChild Network & Support Inc. Mr. Choi also holds directorships in several privately owned companies. Mr. Choi is currently a certified bank auditor and a certified public accountant in the United States.
Mr. Choi graduated from the University of Waterloo in Canada in June 2001 with a bachelor of arts (honors) degree in chartered accountancy studies. Mr. Choi also completed the executive education-transformational leadership program at the SaÏd Business School of the University of Oxford.
Meet The Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Calvin Choi is our chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer, and has nearly 20 years of experience in the investment banking, international capital markets, and professional auditing sectors.
Since February 2016, Mr. Choi has served as the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of our Controlling Shareholder. Since October 2016, Mr. Choi has been a non-executive director of Bank of Qingdao Co., Ltd. (SEHK: 3866 and SZSE: 002948), a company listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and on the main board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange…
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Meanwhile, Mr. Wong served as a council member of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong from 1995 to 2017, president from 1996 to 1999, and has served as chairman of advisory board since 2017. He was the president of CPA Australia-Hong Kong China Division from 2004 to 2005 and has served as its honorary adviser of Greater China region since July 2014. Prior to joining our Controlling Shareholder, Mr. Wong served as a member of the Working Group on the Long-Term Fiscal Planning of the government of Hong Kong from June 2013 to January 2015. Mr. Wong joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in February 1990 and, prior to his retirement in June 2012, served as a partner and compliance leader in Hong Kong and China as well as risk and quality leader for its tax practice in the Asia Pacific region. From July 1977 to January 1990, Mr. Wong served as a tax assessor at the Inland Revenue Department of the government of Hong Kong. Between 1999 and 2012, Mr. Wong had been consistently named by Euromoney as one of the ‘‘world’s leading tax advisers’’ in Hong Kong and China. Mr. Wong graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (currently known as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) with a higher diploma in accountancy in October 1977, and also obtained a bachelor of laws degree through the external program from the University of London in the United Kingdom in August 1989. Mr. Wong was admitted as a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants in December 1987, an associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries in July 1996, a fellow of CPA Australia in October 2001, and a fellow of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong in March 2004.
Global Advisory Committee
- We intend to expand our footprint to stay ahead of our clients’ global ambition and financing needs. We plan to establish offices in key financial centers in the United States and Southeast Asia
- We plan to evaluate and selectively pursue strategic alliance, investments, and acquisition opportunities outside Hong Kong. It can help broaden our service offerings, expand our client reach, and strengthen relationships with our business partners
- Investing in technology will be beneficial to both our business partners and clients. It also echoes our endorsement and support for technological innovation
- Our people are the most valuable asset. We will continue to invest in attracting and retaining experienced and well connected professionals to support our growth
- We seek to remain ahead of the evolving and increasingly complex needs of our clients and continue to broaden our service capabilities
- We plan to gain further access to the U.S. equity market in light of the continuing high demand from China‑based companies for capital from the U.S. markets. A broadened mix of service capabilities will help diversify our revenue sources to withstand market fluctuations
- Our proven track record across businesses provides multifaceted benefits of the “AMTD SpiderNet” for our shareholders, business partners, clients, and investee
- We will continue to identify opportunities to drive the scale and reach of the ecosystem, facilitate cross‑selling efforts, and exploit growth and cooperation possibilities