In Person

Visionary Dialogues:
Shan Weijian on Crafting the Future of Global Investments and China’s Economy

May 17, 2024
6:00 - 7:30 PM ET

Join us for an insightful evening on Friday, May 17th, with Weijian Shan, the Executive Chairman of PAG, a preeminent alternative investment firm in the Asia-Pacific region, and the distinguished author of Money Machine: A Trailblazing American Venture in China. Bringing a wealth of experience, Shan offers a unique perspective on global economics, business strategy, and the increasingly crucial U.S.-China relations.

In this engaging session, Shan will share his profound insights into the fabric of China’s economy with a special focus on its housing market, current trends, and future outlook. He will provide an analysis enriched by his first-hand experiences, discussing not only China’s domestic economic policies but also the delicate interplay between the world’s two largest economies.

Attendees will also gain a deeper understanding of the geopolitical nuances and the strategic complexities of U.S.-China relations, especially in the context of trade, technology, and investment flows. Shan will explore the challenges and opportunities presented by this bilateral relationship, offering his seasoned perspective on what the future may hold for investors and businesses navigating this vital international dynamic.

Copies of Shan’s books will be available for purchase on site and can be signed by the author.

The Hong Kong Association of New York (HKANY) is helping to promote this event.

Speaker & Moderator

Weijian Shan
Weijian Shan

Weijian Shan is the executive chairman and co-founder of PAG – an Asia-based and focused private equity firm with more than USD50 billion in capital under management.

Between 1998 and 2010, he was co-managing partner of the private equity firm Newbridge Capital (now known as TPG Asia) and a partner of TPG. Shan was a managing director of JP Morgan, where he was concurrently the chief representative for China between 1993 and 1998. He was an assistant professor at the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania between 1987 and 1993. He also worked at the World Bank in 1987 as a member of its Young Professionals Program.

Shan is a Trustee of the British Museum. He is also a member of the International Advisory Council of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, and an independent director of Alibaba Group.

Shan is the author of Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America (2019), Money Games: The Inside Story of How American Dealmakers Saved Korea's Most Iconic Bank (2021) and Money Machine – A Trailblazing American Venture in China (February 2023). He has published commentaries in the likes of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist and Foreign Affairs.

Shan holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco. He graduated with a major in English from the Beijing University of International Business and Economics.

Amy Y. Zhang

Amy is Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Alger Small Cap Focus, Alger Mid Cap Focus, Alger Mid Cap 40 and Alger Small Cap Growth Strategies. She joined Alger in 2015 and has 28 years of investment experience.

Amy was named one of the “Top Female Managers” by Morningstar in 2023, one of the "Best Female PMs to Invest with Now" by Morningstar in 2022 and one of the “Top 20 Female Portfolio Managers” by Citywire in 2021, 2019 and 2018. In 2022, she was included on the Forbes 50 over 50: Money list. In 2021, she won the Women in Asset Management “Active US Equity Manager of the Year” award. In 2019, she was a “Women to Watch” honoree by Investment News. In 2018, she was named a “Top Women in Asset Management” by Money Management Executive and one of The Wall Street Journal’s “Best Stock-Fund Managers” given the strong performance of her portfolios.

Amy has been featured and quoted in a number of publications such as: The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Citywire, Investor’s Business Daily, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Investment News, MarketWatch, China Business Network, Xinhua, Forbes, CNBC and CNN.

Amy earned her B.A. from Manhattanville College, where she graduated summa cum laude. She earned her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

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