Anson Chan | Chairman & CEO
Bonds Group of Companies | Hong Kong

Anson Chan, Chairman & CEO, Bonds Group of Companies

A respected Hong Kong businessman, Mr. Chan has accumulated a variety of management and investment experiences. Over the years, he has served as a Chairman & CEO of his family’s real estate development and investment business, the Bonds Group of Companies, which owns both commercial, retail, hotel and residential properties in prime locations of Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada and the USA. Before joining his family business, Mr. Chan was an associate director in the proprietary investments group of the Japanese investment bank Nomura International from 2000 to 2004, and of AIG Investment Corporation from 1998 to 2000. He was responsible for developing new investment opportunities in private equity in Greater China.
In addition, Mr. Chan is a seed investor and responsible officer of the Evenstar Fund, which is an Asia-focused hedge fund. From 2005 to 2008, He also served as a senior advisor to Elliott Associates, which is a leading U.S. based activist investment fund with assets under management in excess of US$10 billion.
Mr. Chan received his secondary and post-secondary education in the North America. In 1986, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1992, he was awarded a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S and a Chartered Accountant in Ontario, Canada.
Being the eldest son of the late philanthropist Dr. Chan Shu Kui who founded Chan’s Educational Organization in Hong Kong, Anson continues to dedicate part of his free time to managing and supervising the operations and future strategy of the Organization’s schools.
The schools within Chan’s Educational Organization include one secondary school and two primary schools: namely Chan Sui Kui Memorial School, and two Chan’s Creative Schools. Together, these schools have over 2,500 students and 200 teaching and non-teaching staff.
Mr. Chan also participates actively in various civic organizations such as Better Hong Kong Foundation, Rotary International, The Hong Kong Fringe Club, the Community Chest of Hong Kong, the University of Hong Kong, and University of Toronto (Hong Kong) Foundation.
In Taiwan, Mr. Chan has been a deputy member of the Central Committee of Kuomingtang since 2005.


REIW Asia 2017 day 2 @ 15:20

North Asia opportunities

Panel discussion runs from 15:10-15:50

We explore investment opportunities across a number of key north Asian geographies, including Hong Kong, Japan & South Korea:

Hong Kong:
  • What opportunities is the development of “CBD2” in Kowloon creating for investors?
  • Are impending interest rate hikes and falling property prices from record highs in 2015 affecting investor sentiment towards Hong Kong?
  • How is the depreciation of the yen affecting CRE investments? Are we likely to see a continued influx of foreign capital? If the yen starts to improve, will the trend of tightening prices and cap rates be reversed?
  • With local REITs easing back on their buying, what opportunities does this create for international players?
  • Is access to cheap bank debt a cause for concern in the long-term for international investors?
South Korea:
  • Is less competition for assets making South Korea worth another look?
  • The lure of the Gateway City: With the cheapest office space per square foot of any city in Asia, and low cost of capital, will this be the next core hotspot in Asia?

REIW Asia 2017 day 2 @ 15:50

Cutting out the middle man: New trends in family office investing

  • Reducing reliance on fund managers: Is the trend of family offices investing directly set to continue, or will fund participation still be there?
  • Risk profile: Are family offices less risk-averse than their institutional counterparts?
  • The Brexit effect: As some investors pull money from UK property funds, what opportunities does this create for family offices?
  • What is the appetite of family offices for investing in alternative asset classes such as shared workspaces, data centres etc?
  • What opportunities are there for collaboration between traditional CRE investors and family offices?
last published: 30/Sep/19 03:05 GMT

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