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Financial Seminars

17 June 2015

Return of the Chinese concepts stocks on US exchanges
Co-organized by the HKUST-NYU Stern MS in Global Finance Program and AmCham Shanghai 

The HKUST-NYU Stern MS in Global Finance Program (MSGF) cordially invites you to join us for a presentation from Mr. Jason Yau, Director, International Services, McGladrey LLP.

2014 is a record year for Chinese companies listing in the US equity market. The BABA, JD, JMEI are setting new records for US IPOs. What opportunities and hurdles lie ahead for these Chinese companies? Would the new rules on VIE structure impact these companies? How do the regulatory and litigation environment impact their way of doing business? Are they on the target lists of the shortsellers?

During the seminar, the speaker will discuss:

  • Updates on the regulatory environment and SEC–CSRC relationship
  • Difference between the Chinese companies listed before 2012 and after 2012
  • How does the VIE structure update affect future Chinese company listing in US
  • Outlook of Chinese concept stocks in 2015 and 2016

Speaker Bio

Jason Yau is a member of McGladrey’s global expat team and is based in Hong Kong. The expat program, launched in 2010, assists in delivering the McGladrey client experience globally by improving cross-border communications, execution of global engagements, and building trust and working relationships throughout the world. In this role he supports the firm’s internationally active clients as a member of the global engagement team, coordinating and executing on US standards audit engagements across Asia. Jason also supports our Asia Pacific member firms with US GAAP, PCAOB and SEC expertise needed for clients that report under US standards and access US capital markets.

Jason brings over 13 years of experience in finance and 11 years in public accounting. His industry focuses include SEC registrants, private equity groups, financial services, manufacturing and technology. Some of Jason’s global clients include CITIC Securities, SANY Group, AT Cross, Kingston Technology, Colson Global, Olympus Capital, and American Securities. Jason is responsible for overseeing the relationship, execution and quality of McGladrey’s engagements at the regional level. With his understanding of the local culture, language and market regulations, Jason strives to provide valuable advice to his clients and deliver McGladrey’s brand promise—the Power of Being Understood.

Jason’s leadership roles included peer leader for directors, national trainer, and career advisor at McGladrey. He was also the leader of the campus recruiting team for the New York office.

Prior to joining McGladrey, Jason was a regulator with the New York Mercantile Exchange, primarily conducting financial and compliance audits on key registered member firms including JP Morgan, Barclays Capital, and BNP Paribas. Jason also was a former employee of Citigroup Smith Barney.

Jason is a CPA in both Hong Kong and the United States. He holds a MS in Global Finance from HKUST and NYU Stern , and a BBA from Pace University.

Seminar Rundown

16:00        Registration and Networking
16:15        Welcome and Opening
16:30        Presentation Begins
17:00        Q&A
17:30        Event Ends


AmCham Shanghai Conference Centre 
Suite 568, Shanghai Centre,

1376 Nanjing Road West


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