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Prof. Li Nan.pdfdownload
Han Shen Lin.pdfdownload
Spencer Cohen.pdfdownload
James Macdonald.pdfdownload


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With the issues surrounding Evergrande Group front-page news, are we witnessing China's Lehman moment? Will credit lines tighten for property developers or will red line restrictions on bank loans extend to other industries? Is my line of credit secure? Is now a great time to buy an apartment at fire-sale prices? Or will we see a smooth landing and return to our daily tasks at hand?

If you are getting a slew of questions from headquarters or have some general academic interest in Evergrande, China's land and property markets, or the macroeconomy, please join an event of AmCham Shanghai 's Real Estate, Design and Construction Committee and Manufactures' Business Council for a panel event to explore these issues and get some answers and perspective from a select group of experts. This event is co-hosted by AmCham Shanghai and Washington State China Relations Council.

Join us Oct 19th from 8:15 - 10:00 am at AmCham Shanghai's office to hear from:

· Han Lin, Former Senior VP & Deputy General Manager of Wells Fargo Bank China and currently Capstone Project Director and Assistant Professor of Practice in Finance at New York University (NYU) Shanghai to cover the lines of Credit at the local banks;

· Li Nan, Associate Professor in Finance at Antai College Economics at Jiaotong University to cover Chinese economic;

· Spencer Cohen, Principal of High Peaks Strategy to explore the issue in the context of China's growth model and land use policies;

·James MacDonald, Head of Research, China at Savills to speak about the impact on China's property market.


8:15-8:30 am: Check in & Networking

8:30-8:35 am: Opening

8:35-9:15 am: Presentations

9:15-10:00 am: Panel Discussion

The event is member-only and off-record.


  • Nan Li (Associate Professor at Antai College of Economics and Management, SJTU)

    Nan Li

    Associate Professor at Antai College of Economics and Management, SJTU

    Nan Li joined Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) as an Associate Professor in Finance in 2014. She is the Vice Director of SJTU Securities Research Investment Institute, and a member of the Banking Industry Research Group in SJTU Institute of Industry Research. After receiving Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2005, she started her academic career in Department of Finance, NUS Business School in National University of Singapore. She was Affiliated Researcher at the Risk Management Institute and the Institute of Real Estate Studies in NUS.

    Nan Li's research field is financial economics and financial econometrics with focuses on macro asset pricing. Her current works include pricing of ambiguity, value and risk of intangible capital, and robust decision-making under ambiguity in the financial market. Her work with Lars Peter Hansen (Nobel Laureate in Economics in 2013) and John C. Heaton on Consumption Strikes Back? Measuring Long-Run Risk was published in the Journal of Political Economy in 2008.

    Nan Li teaches all-in-English course on Bank Management to undergraduate students, Introduction to China Banking Industry in the Master of International Business Program, Asset Allocation and Risk Management in MBA program, and Time Series Analysis in Macroeconomics and Finance to Ph.D. students. Her courses are open globally via the global online learning platform iCourse, Global Hybrid Classroom Program of Global MOOC Alliance, Virtual Exchange Program of Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), and Jiao·Tong Global Virtual Classroom.

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  • Han Shen Lin (Capstone Project Director and Assistant Professor of Practice in Finance at NYU, Former Senior VP & Deputy General Manager of Wells Fargo Bank China)

    Han Shen Lin

    Capstone Project Director and Assistant Professor of Practice in Finance at NYU, Former Senior VP & Deputy General Manager of Wells Fargo Bank China

    Han Shen Lin is the Capstone Project Director for the NYU Shanghai MS in Quantitative Finance program and Assistant Professor of Practice in Finance. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, Han was the Deputy General Manager of Wells Fargo Bank, China, where he served as Interim Country Manager and member of the Management Control Committee which oversaw the bank's China governance and risk management. Han also led the China Corporate Banking business which advised Wells Fargo MNC clients on their US-China cross-border strategic financing and trade needs. Earlier bank roles included Asia Financial Institutions Payments Product Sales Manager, Senior Coverage Banker in the China Financial Institutions Group (FIG), and corporate strategic projects analyst.

    Han holds advanced degrees including an MA in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, an MS in Global Finance from HKUST-NYU Stern, and an LLM in China Civil and Commercial Law from Fudan University Law School. He completed his undergraduate degree in business (BBA) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

    Han is active in the American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai, having served on the Board of Governors, and as a former Chair of the Chamber's Financial Services Committee. He served on the Advisory Board of the MSQF program (2018-2021) and is concurrently a lecturer for the HKUST-NYU Stern MS in Global Finance (MSGF) program. Han lives in Shanghai with his wife and two daughters.

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  • Spencer Cohen (Principal and Founder of High Peak Strategy LLC)

    Spencer Cohen

    Principal and Founder of High Peak Strategy LLC

    Dr. Spencer Cohen is principal and founder of High Peak Strategy LLC, an international trade and economics research consulting firm based in Seattle, Washington. He consults and writes extensively on international trade, China’s economy, industry clusters, and regional economic analysis. He has 13 years of experience in consulting, policy, and economic research. Prior to forming High Peak Strategy LLC, he served as senior economist with a Seattle-based economics consulting firm, where he led and supervised industry cluster studies, regional economic analysis, and international trade policy research. He has also held policy and research roles with the State of Washington.
    He is a fellow of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ 2021-2023 Public Intellectual Program, a 2020-2021 Seattle World Affairs Council fellow, and senior fellow with Infinite Sum Modelling, an economics modeling and research firm.

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  • James Macdonald (Head of Research, China at Savills)

    James Macdonald

    Head of Research, China at Savills

    James Macdonald was appointed as Head of Savills Research, China in 2007. He has the overall responsibility to ensure the successful delivery and expansion of Savills research capabilities as well as to consolidate and integrate all research activities across mainland China. The research team covers a wide range of cities and assets classes.

    The increased capabilities of the Research department will support the continuing expansion of the company in one of the world’s fastest developing nations, securing Savills position as a dominant player in the China real estate market.

    As the head of research James has spoken at numerous conferences hosted by PERE, REIW, MIPIM and ULI as well as various other chambers of commerce and investment banks, he is also frequently cited in both the trade press and mainstream business press.

    Originally from London, UK, James has lived and worked in Shanghai since 2002. Since joining Savills that year, James has been actively involved in the growth of the Research department, advising and liaising with numerous international and domestic developers, and financial institutions.

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  • Ted Hornbein (MODERATOR) (Director of China Operations at Rea Magnet Wire)

    Ted Hornbein (MODERATOR)

    Director of China Operations at Rea Magnet Wire

    Ted has spent over 25 years managing China operations in various manufacturing industries including die casting, injection molding and compression molding in construction, electronics and telecommunications markets.

    Ted's companies have accelerated their business growth by tapping his knowledge in the governmental regulatory requirements, unique business culture, and manufacturing supplier sourcing market within Asia Pacific and China. Ted is a current member and 3-time elected Board of Governor of AmCham Shanghai; and former Vice Chairman of the Manufacturing Business Council of AmCham Shanghai.

    Ted is a Mandarin speaker and holds an MBA from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

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