Speed Bumps Ahead: Chinas Belt and Road Initiative


Speed Bumps Ahead: Chinas Belt and Road Initiative



China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is poised to provide unparalleled opportunities for economic development around the world. But are countries, businesses, and capital markets ready to absorb China's mega-expansion? We will explore the significant funding and institutional gaps that remain, and how financial institutions can more effectively participate in this infrastructure campaign. Does the BRI truly present a win-win situation for all countries and stakeholders involved? What does the initiative mean for global capital and trade flows? How does the emergence of new financial structures, such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Silk Road Fund, change the way investors view risk in emerging markets?

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Sheryl WuDunn
Co-Founder, FullSky Partners; Co-Author, "China Wakes" and "A Path Appears"

Lincoln Leong
CEO, MTR Corporation

Kevin Lu
Partner and Chairman of Asia, Partners Group

Winston Ma
Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, China SilkRoad Investment Capital (CSIC); Author of "China's Mobile Economy"

Dominic Ng
Chairman and CEO, East West Bank

Perry Wong
Managing Director, Research, Milken Institute

Published July 5, 2018