FOUNDERS

founders

Our diverse experiences and backgrounds, global networks and perspectives allow us to examine ideas and opportunities from every angle, allowing us to make the best investment decisions for exceptional returns.

Gary Kwok

Founder, CEO and Managing Partner

Among Asia’s top financiers, Gary’s multidisciplinary experience makes him a leading dealmaker in the world of investment. 

His two decades of finance and investment experiences began in early 2000s throughout which he accumulated of a wide spectrum of experiences in investments, strategic advisory and acquisitions, structuring and financing. Gary has held various senior positions in investment banks at Credit Suisse First Boston and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. To date, he has initiated and executed over US$50bn of transactions in M&A, structured credit, equity and debt capital markets across all Asia regions. He was most recently at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was a senior member in the Asia real estate team heading the gaming and hospitality functions. 

In addition, Gary was the CEO of a listed real estate and hospitality company and managed over 1,000 staff. This gave him a unique perspective and experience of property development and investments, asset management and hands-on business operations. He also spearheaded the strategic direction, capital investments and asset acquisitions of the company. Under his leadership, the company successfully completed a series of transformational initiatives to refine its strategic vision, corporate values, and operational efficiencies. 

Gary graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a MSc. and a BSc. in Accounting and Finance.

 

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Sam Lau

Founder and Managing Partner

With a strong track record in leading mega investment deals and deep intergenerational networks with successful family offices and entrepreneurs, Sam has been helping investors to tap into rare alternative investment opportunities, as well as fixed-income securities.


The serial entrepreneur and former investment banker at Deutsche Bankis concurrently the Founding Partner and CEO of Flow Capital, an asset management company that focuses on alternative investment projects across markets, with particular emphasis on Hong Kong and Mainland China. Prior to co-founding the Company and Flow Capital, he also established a Chinese financial firm in Shenzhen, of which he serves as Chairman and has completed over US$2bn of transactions mainly in supply chain financing. 


Sam is also the founder of Heung Kong Financial in Hong Kong, a fully licensed investment bank that has executed over 150 projects and transacted over US$30bn in corporate finance, structured financing and debt capital markets businesses. The company was acquired by a Hong Kong-listed company in 2022. 


Sam graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Management with a focus on Finance and Business Law.

Adrian Cheng

Founder and Senior Advisor

Highly influential in the world of business and investments, Adrian is one of the changemakers that wields the ability and network to reshape industries, in particular residential and commercial real estate, infrastructure, retail and hospitality. 

He is the CEO of Hong Kong-listed conglomerate New World Development, which spans across property development and investment, hospitality, infrastructure, healthcare, insurance, consumer and retail. He is also the visionary founder of K11 Group, the world’s first “cultural-commerce” concept to unlock new opportunities and create values in real estate sector. The growing franchise includes art malls, office buildings, luxury residences, including the development of Victoria Dockside, a landmark 3 million-sq-ft art and design district on the promenade of Hong Kong’s iconic Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. In addition, he is also a private seasoned investor in real estate across Asia and globally. 

Adrian graduated from Harvard University and is a member of the Harvard Kennedy School Dean’s Council, as well as the Harvard University Global Advisory Council. He was awarded the “Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” by the French government in 2022 for his tireless work in fostering stronger relations between France and Hong Kong, as well as Mainland China. In addition, he was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the HKSAR government for his outstanding contributions to Hong Kong, taking a leading part in supporting the local community and creating shared value over the years.

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