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AVCJ Asia CFO/COO Forum 2021

The inaugural AVCJ Asia CFO/COO Forum will bring together over 350 C-suite executives and back office leaders from the world of private equity as well as experienced consultants, legal experts and service providers for an in-depth one-day virtual experience. Through a series of interactive panel discussions, interviews and case studies, the highly anticipated gathering will provide a platform for industry professionals to network and share insights on maximising operational efficiency, strategies to mitigate risk and methods to navigate crises.

Sign up for your virtual pass today to network with the top private equity executives and back office leaders from around the world, and hear from our lineup of industry experts on ways to maximise operational efficiency within the firm, strategies to mitigate regulatory and compliance risks and top tips to succeed in a virtual environment.

Industry leading speakers confirmed include:

  • Natasha Buckley, Vice President, HARBOURVEST PARTNERS
  • Patrick Cordes, Managing Director & COO, BARING PRIVATE EQUITY ASIA
  • Carol Kim, Head of the Institutional Client Solutions Group in Asia, BLACKSTONE
  • Kapil Kirpalani, Director and Chief Compliance Officer, KKR
  • Grace Lee, Partner, Group COO & CFO, QIMING VENTURE PARTNERS
  • Liza McDonald, Head of Responsible Investments, AWARE SUPER
  • Michael Octoman, Senior Partner and COO, NAVIS CAPITAL PARTNERS
  • Marco Persico, Principal, PERMIRA ADVISERS
  • Jane Yuan Xu, Country Manager Thailand and Myanmar, IFC

Complimentary passes:

CFOs, COOs, CCOs and CROs of Private Equity GPs and Fund of Funds, as well as, LPs are eligible for free passes to this event. Subject to validation and on a first come, first served basis (max 2 passes per organisation). Please contact Priscilla Chu at

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Cooley HKPEFA 2019 China Fund Manager Seminar Series

Nov 2019 - On a bright sunny autumn day, HKPEFA, in collaboration with Cooley, a prestigious PE/VC law firm, hosted a seminar at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong. Topics this year included discussions over Fundraising , IPO, and pitfalls to avoid for senior staff terminations. The event was well received with almost 100 attendees from the industry. 

Our special thanks and appreciation to the Cooley team and speakers, some who made the special trip from China and the US to make it a lively session.”

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ATEC 2019 - Harvard | Columbia | Stanford | MIT

Following last year’s successful event attended by over three hundred people, HKPEFA is delighted to be a supporting organization again of this technology entrepreneurship conference. An exciting development is that the original Columbia Asia Technology Entrepreneurship Conference has now become ASIA TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE (ATEC) – it merged with the Harvard Business School Startup Conference, and have added Stanford and MIT as co-lead organizers.

ATEC is now a definitive university alumni club organized tech event in Hong Kong. The event will take place on November 9, 2019, at K11. The deadline for startup submission is October 11. Facebook =

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Promoting and fostering professionalism

Consultation Body

One of HKPEFA's initiatives is to enable technical discussion on policies affecting the Hong Kong private equity and venture capital industry and to liaise and advise governmental agencies on matters concerning the development of the industry

Knowledge Sharing

HKPEFA aims to provide education and training to finance and related professionals in the private equity and venture capital industry in Hong Kong, to enable continual growth in the technicality of the professions

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Fostering Professionalism in the Hong Kong
Private Equity / Venture Capital Industry

HKPEFA has its root going back to 2010 where a group of finance professionals in the VC/PE industry who collaborated and developed professional activities to promote the industry standards and practices.