Brian W TangManaging Director
Asia Capital Markets Institute (ACMI)
Brian W Tang is the founder of Asia Capital Markets Institute (ACMI) (www.asiacmi.com ), a professional educational and policy platform that fosters professionalism, efficiency and innovation for capital markets trust and integrity.
Brian is a corporate finance lawyer whose career spans advising on a wide range of innovative financings to benefit the real economy, including at global investment bank Credit Suisse in Hong Kong, and prior to that at Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and in Silicon Valley during the dotcom boom.
Brian has worked on some of Asia’s largest and first-ever financial services and technology capital markets and M&A deals, project bonds and financings in Latin America and Australia, microfinance in South Asia, and impact investing. Some of these landmark transactions include the inaugural A+H-share IPO of ICBC, Alibaba.com’s privatization, and leading a cross-disciplinary team to establish Credit Suisse’s joint venture investment bank in Beijing.
In the area of digital financial services, Brian has recently contributed chapters to The FinTech Book (Wiley) and Reconceptualising Global Finance and Its Regulation (Cambridge Uni Press), and lectured at HKU’s inaugural Masters of Law Fintech program, with current particular interests in online capital marketplaces, RegTech and qualitative value investing algorithms.
In addition, as a father of three children, Brian’s belief in the importance of cultivating an innovator’s mindset to master evolving technology has led to him to recently launch another EdTech startup Young Makers & ChangeMakers.
Addressing key regulatory challenges for innovation to be more efficient
Best practices in startup and enterprise partnership models, areas of collaboration to improve growth cycles
Encouraging open innovation to help generate new ideas and discover new areas for growth