Financing the Belt and Road Initiative

One of the Belt and Road Initiative focal points is to ensure the financeability of projects with smooth two-way cash flow. To achieve this, the financial operation between China and the Belt and Road countries should be enhanced, besides securing initial fund injection to kick start the infrastructure projects.

Much reliance has to be placed on using the appropriate financing instruments, assistance of multi-lateral institutions and capacity-building of financial entities in the countries concerned. Being a regional financial centre, Hong Kong can play an important role in making these happen.


In this workshop, the speakers will introduce the following topics:

  • Modern portfolio theories: the basics of classical investment theories;
  • Other theories used to estimate the risk and return of investment assets, whether financial or real, and to construct a portfolio of assets that offers the highest expected risk-adjusted return; and
  • The methodology of making investment decisions, which are always a trade-off between risk and return;
  • The principles of cross border financing of infrastructure works and the implications on practice.

Facilitators and Guest Speakers


Prof. Patrick Lam 

Department of Building
and Real Estate, PolyU

Dr. Chiang Yat Hung

Adjunct Professor, 
Department of Building
and Real Estate, PolyU 


Guest Speakers:    

Mr. Joseph Chan 

Silk Road Economic  
Development Research Center

Mr. Thomas Leung 

Mainland China & HK  
Deputy Markets Leader,  


Mr. Christopher Tan 

Partner, Corporate Finance and  
Capital Projects & Infrastructure,  

Ms. Wang Weifang

Deputy Director,  
Asset Finance Department,
China National Machinery
Industry Co. Ltd. (Sinomach)


Quick Summary

Date & Time: 15 February 2019 (Fri), 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and
16 February 2019 (Sat), 9 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese with training materials in English
Guest Speaker Sharing: Cantonese / Putonghua / English
Venue: Hotel ICON, Kowloon
Workshop Fee: HK$800 (includes HK$400 workshop fee and HK$400 self-funded lunch and dinner fee)
Workshop Size: A maximum of 50 participants

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