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Publications

As an investment expert in China, the Group has published a series of books on Chinese investment and China's financial markets.

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New book by Mr. Lewis Wan, Founder of the HKFAEx Group

The book "Lewis Navigates Your Way Into Aged Baijiu" was published in October 2018. The book elaborates many brilliant concepts with unique perspectives. It shows the readers the investment and collectible value of high-end aged baijiu and the potential of value preservation and appreciation. It is a masterpiece for baijiu lovers and investors. The following is the preface of the book, by Mr. Lewis Wan, Founder of the HKFAEx Group.

Preface

This book is all about Baijiu. If it were me ten years ago, I would be amazed at how I published such a book. The first 30 years of my life can almost be said to be insulated from Baijiu. From birth to work, except for the alcohol that may have been wiped during the injection, whether it is beer, red wine, foreign wine or white wine, I have never dripped alcohol. It was not until I started my own business after the age of 30 that I began to travel frequently between the mainland and Hong Kong. At the same time, I also began to get in touch with Chinese Baijiu table culture, and I really became attached to Baijiu. Drinking a lot of Baijiu will not only lead to the growth of the drinking ability, but also increase the knowledge about Baijiu. To me, Chinese Baijiu is not only a social product and consumer product, but also a valuable collection and investment item, especially the Aged Baijiu with a certain period of time, which is a scarce asset. As the Baijiu industry gradually picks up, I also hope that some of my thoughts can be shared with you, so I have this book " Lewis Navigates Your Way Into Aged Baijiu ".

 

The long-term value-added space of Aged Baijiu comes from its three unique advantages. The first is the natural value-added characteristics of Aged Baijiu, which meets the needs of long-term investment. Good Baijiu in China are all about aging. The older the Baijiu, the more fragrant and more expensive. This concept has been popular for a long time in China. An investment category whose quality will continue to improve over time will undoubtedly be an excellent choice for long-term investment. This also makes Aged Baijiu naturally equipped to become a collector's choice and an investment choice.

 

Secondly, as a physical asset with high-end consumption attributes, Aged Baijiu is in line with China's development environment. The 40 years of China's reform and opening up have been 40 years of transition from material scarcity to material surplus, and the 40 years of deepening reform in the future will be 40 years of shifting from material needs to spiritual needs with consumption upgrades. Aged Baijiu contains multiple factors such as traditional culture, high-end consumption value, social contacts, etc. Whether it is used as consumer goods, collectibles or investment goods, it can well meet the growing spiritual needs of the society.

 

Again, in the blue ocean of the asset allocation market, Aged Baijiu has a huge market space. Statistics shows that Chinese residents can invest more than 250 trillion yuan in financial assets. Among them, there are more than 1.8 million high-net-worth individuals with more than 10 million current assets, and the investable funds are expected to exceed 18 trillion yuan. Another set of statistics shows that high-net-worth individuals in Western developed countries allocate 2% to 3% of their total assets in the wine category. This means that with the diversification of China's asset management market in the future, Aged Baijiu will undoubtedly become a brand-new asset class and attract more and more attention from the market.

 

In addition, the global excess liquidity after the financial crisis has brought huge demand for physical assets with anti-inflation properties. China's continuously strengthened cultural output has played a leading role in the promotion of Baijiu, which is an important part of Chinese traditional culture. The implementation of national strategies such as One Belt One Road and Go Global will also increase the demand of Aged Baijiu. These factors have brought long-term benefits to China's Aged Baijiu, making it a unique and brand-new asset class with long-term investment value.

 

Regarding the interpretation of Aged Baijiu, there is a detailed description in the book. In the past few years, I firstly focused on the Baijiu industry as a financial practitioner, and then considered the integration of Baijiu and finance as a Baijiu enthusiast. This book can be regarded as a half tool and half a record for me. As a tool, the first half of this book sorts out some basic elements of China's Aged Baijiu market from the perspective of popular science, and strives to let readers understand China's Aged Baijiu market in the shortest possible time. As a record, the second half of this book analyzes some of my personal understanding and views on the Chinese Aged Baijiu market, and aims to discuss with readers the potential of the Chinese Aged Baijiu market.

 

Finally, I sincerely hope that through this book, I can share with readers the growth and take-off of the Chinese Aged Baijiu market.

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Rare Metal – Turning Earth into Gold

The book introduces a brilliant investment idea and a unique investment concept from a brand new perspective of the capital market - Rare Metal Investment. Rare metal is believed to be a rare investment opportunity in coming decade with remarkable appreciation. The book provides a wealth of facts, statistics and on-the-ground case studies to support its theoretical analysis, and explores a new direction for the assets preservation and appreciation for investors.

​The content of this book covers the following aspects: 

The formation and significance of the concept of rare metal investment—The financial crisis has a huge impact on the economy, and it is difficult to predict. To deal with large-scale banknote printing and the rapid devaluation of assets, the scarcity and necessity of rare metal resources make them an effective means of maintaining and increasing the value of assets. 

The history and future of the rare metal industry—The investment value of rare metals comes from the underestimation of their long-term value, which is inseparable from the history of the development of the entire rare metal industry. Understanding the past and current status of the industry is helpful to the future of the industry and to make more accurate judgments on the development of the country. 

Analysis of the investment value of rare metals—The analysis of the investment value of rare metals is implemented into ten specific varieties. Through the sorting and analysis of the supply and demand relations of these ten rare metals with the most investment potential, it is helpful to grasp the best in the rare metal industry investment opportunities. 

Analysis and comparison of feasible investment channels—Although the concept of rare metal investment is an emerging topic, it still needs to be realized through traditional methods such as spot, stocks, funds, etc. when investing in specific ways. Each channel has its pros and cons, and choose the best one from them. The investment method is very important.

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Winning at Private Equity in China

China's capital market reforms and rapid economic growth were creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for private equity investments. In his first English book, private equity legend Lewis Wan cut through the myths of China to deliver a compelling tale of how Chinese private equity investments truly operate. Investors could understand the drivers for private equity growth and what to look for when making investment decisions. 

 

"Winning at Private Equity in China" is the world's first English book written by professional fund managers for foreign investors to introduce China's private equity investment. The book was awarded as the "2012 China Finance 40 Forum(CF40) Best Financial Books in Foreign Languages".

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Leverage on Policies for Chinese Equities

In Understanding Policies for Winning Big in Chinese Equities, author Mr. Lewis Wan, a China policy expert, with many years of experiences in investing in ChinA shared his investment strategy for Chinese Equities - "Leverage on Policies". Lewis believed that China's equity markets were government policy driven markets, understanding the policy was very important for winning the market. The book also filled with in-depth analysis on the impact on Chinese equities following a series of capital reform in China. 

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Understanding Policies for Winning Big in Chinese Equities

This book contained indepth discussions on China's tremendous economic development including securities market development, macro economic policy, non-tradable shares reform, QFII, QDII and other significant policies influencing investments in China securities. Mr Lewis Wan also explored the future economic and securities market development trend in five years or longer with sensitive and visionary insights. This book introduced a new investment strategy of "Leverage on Policies" to investors who were interested in the Chinese securities market. 

Lewis Navigates Your Way Into Aged Baijiu