Event Profile

CAIA Hong Kong : Where is the Opportunity for SPACs now?

June 8, 2022
All times listed are in local time
Free Event
Date : Wednesday, 8th June 2022
Time : 12:00PM HKT
(9:30AM Mumbai | 1:00PM Tokyo | 2:00PM Sydney/Melbourne
The last 18 months has seen the market sentiment for SPACs change materially - from enthusiasm and exuberance to one of the apathy and confusion. This shift was redominantly driven by the poor share price performance post listing as well as a number of market misconceptions around the SPAC product. Based on a CNBC report in September 2021, 97% of SPACs are trading below their key offer price. In this webinar, our speakers will discuss the market environment for SPACs, if and why SPACs may remain relevant going forward and why they are being actively encouraged by new exchange venues such as Hong Kong and Singapore. Finally, we examine the investment opportunities they present to different types of investors.

Guest Speakers :
- Manoj Jain, Co-Founder, Co-CIO, Maso Capital
- Dr. Keith Black, PhD, CFA, CAIA, FDP, Managing Director, Program Director, FDP Institute
Opening Remarks / Moderator :
Yingwen Chin, CAIA, Partner, Albourne Partners Asia, CAIA Hong Kong Chapter Executive
12:00PM: Introduction & Opening Remarks by Yingwen
12:05PM: Presentation by Keith
12:25PM: Presentation by Manoj
12:50PM: Q&A moderated by Yingwen
1:00 PM: Session Ends

This webinar will last approximately 60 minutes.

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Keith Black
Organization: FDP Institute

Keith Black has over thirty years of financial market experience, serving approximately half of that time as an academic and half as a trader and consultant to institutional investors. He currently serves as Managing Director of Content Strategy for the CAIA Association. During his most recent role at Ennis Knupp + Associates, Keith advised foundations, endowments and pension funds on their asset allocation and manager selection strategies in hedge funds, commodities, and managed futures. Prior experience includes commodities derivatives trading, stock options research and CBOE floor trading, and building quantitative stock selection models for mutual funds and hedge funds. Dr. Black previously served as an assistant professor and senior lecturer at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He contributes regularly to The CFA Digest, and has published in The Journal of Wealth Management, The Journal of Trading, The Journal of Investing, and The Journal of Alternatives Investments, among others. He is the author of the book “Managing a Hedge Fund,” as well as co-author of the second, third, and fourth editions of the CAIA Level I and Level II curriculum. Dr. Black was named to the Institutional Investor magazine’s list of “Rising Stars of Hedge Funds” in 2010. Dr. Black earned a BA from Whittier College, an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and was a member of the inaugural class of both CAIA and FDP members.

Manoj Jain
Organization: Maso Capital

Maso Capital is an Asia focused multi-asset class investment firm focused on Event Driven and Convertible Bond Arbitrage. Prior to founding Maso, Mr. Jain spent nine years at Och-Ziff Capital Management Limited, a leading multi-strategy investment firm, where he was a Managing Director in the Hong Kong office. At Och-Ziff, Mr. Jain was focused on Asia merger arbitrage, event driven and capital markets. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Mr. Jain was a generalist analyst focused on event driven and arbitrage at Och-Ziff in New York. Prior to Och-Ziff, Mr. Jain was an analyst in Mergers & Acquisitions at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York. Mr. Jain holds an M.A. in Management Studies from Cambridge University, U.K.