2022 Outlook: China Property Developers

2022 Outlook: China Property Developers

CPT/CE Eligibility (A Recognized CPT Provider)

CPT hour(s) 1
PL (CE) hour(s) 1
RBV CPD hour(s) 1


(CODE: 220106LU-CEX)

The fast pace of urbanization in China was the catalyst for the China property market’s boom in the last two decades.  Due to an estimated potential demand of floor areas of 15-18 billion square meters, properties in China cities were also considered as necessities. It would be difficult to demonstrate a sustainable growth in the property sector. The recent default on bond interest repayment by a major property developer in China also reveals that the operating environment is challenging. With the slowdown of economy and pace of urbanization, property sales have shown a declining trend since July 2021.

At this webinar, Mr. Edwin Fan, CFA, Director of Asia Pacific Corporate Ratings of Fitch Ratings, specializes in real estate sector will go through the following topics:

  • Macro-economic factors that may affect the China property market.
  • Are further defaults in the sector likely?
  • What do we expect on movement of property sales volume and price in China in the foreseeable future?
  • When should we expect meaningful recovery of the sector?

After Edwin’s presentation, Mr. Alfred Lau, CFA, Director of CFA Society Hong Kong, will discuss with Edwin on some topical issues related to the China property market. The two gentlemen will also answer questions from the participants before closing the webinar.

About the Speakers

Mr. Edwin Fan, CFA
Director, Asia Pacific Corporate Ratings
Fitch Ratings

Mr. Fan is a Director at Fitch Ratings’ Asia Corporate Team. He covers credits of HK/China Property sector. Before joining Fitch, Mr. Fan has over ten years of experience, covering consumer, conglomerates, gaming, and various sectors across Greater China and South East Asia. Mr. Fan holds a Bachelor Degree in Actuarial Science from University of Hong Kong. He is also a CFA Charterholder, CESGA and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Charterholder.

Mr. Alfred Lau, CFA
CFA Society Hong Kong

Mr. Lau has been the Investor Relations Manager at MTR Corporation since 2018. Prior to joining MTR Corporation, he was the Executive Director, Head of Property & Gaming Research at BOCOM International Research. He has more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry, with 12 years in sell-side equity research. He holds the CFA designation and has been a member of CFA Institute since 2009. He is also a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and CESGA Charterholder.  He graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Economics and Finance.

Rating General
Material presented will be basic and of interest to a general audience having no background in the area. 

CFA Societies Global Passport Program

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  • This Webinar is a complimentary event for all members.
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  • CFA Societies Global Passport Program Eligible.
  • The event will be conducted in English.
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Date And Time

2022-01-06 @ 12:30 PM to
01:30 PM


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