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Christopher Lee

Mr. Chris Lee is a partner at FAA Investments, a private investment group focusing on real estate, early stage companies and in-depth research on hedge funds and private equity managers. With home bases in San Francisco and Hong Kong, Chris and his partners allocate capital globally. He is fluent in English and Chinese.

Additionally, Chris is a board director with expertise in financial markets, risk management, governance and leadership development. Currently, he serves as an Independent Board Member with Matthews Asia Funds, the largest US Investment Company (’40 Act) with a dedicated focus on Asia Pacific markets.

Previously, Chris was an investment banker for 18 years, acting as Managing Director and divisional & regional heads at Deutsche Bank AG, UBS Investment Bank AG and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He worked in global capital markets, managed derivative product development and provided equity sales & trading functions to institutional investors.

He is an advocate of sustainable enterprises and environmentally conscious projects, serving on various boards with a passion for promoting education, conservation, energy efficiency and sustainability. Chris also serves on the boards of UC Berkeley-Haas Dean’s Advisory Circle, African Wildlife Foundation, Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and Salzburg Global Seminar.

Academically, Chris is an associate professor of science practice at HKUST and teaches financial mathematics and risk management courses. He completed the AMP at Harvard University and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.