Lunchtime Career Talk Series: Investment Banking and Equity Research

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CUAAHK Presents
Lunchtime Career Talk Series:
Banking: Investment Banking and Equity Research

Mon, Feb 22


Event Title: Lunchtime Career Talk Series:
Banking: Investment Banking and Equity Research
Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Location:  Zoom (Zoom link will be sent within 24 hours of the event)
RSVP: Please RSVP on this website.


CUAAHK is launching a Lunchtime Career Talk Series where we will have our esteemed alumni and guests speak about their careers in a particular industry. This series is open to Columbia alumni and students. 

Launching our inaugural session will be industry veterans Mariana Kou (CBS ‘09) and Peter Lam who will be sharing their insights on equity research and investment banking.  The session will include panel discussion followed by a question and answer period.

The workshop will be conducted remotely via Zoom. Please note that this is a virtual event and only open to Columbia alumni and students. Please RSVP here.  Zoom dial in will be sent out 24 hours before the event.



Mariana Kou

Mariana Kou is executive director and CEO of Research Study Education Group. Previously, she was an award-winning equity research analyst specializing in the China education industry and the global luxury goods sector. Mariana was most recently Head of China Education and HK Consumer Research at brokerage and investment group CLSA, where she was involved in ten education IPOs. In 2020, she published her first book, “Investing in Dragons: Education Industry and Capital Markets”.

Mariana was appointed Senator for China by the World Business Angels Investment Forum in Jun 2020. She is the founder of Asia Education Society, a member of ForbesWomen Forum, and the founding co-lead of Columbia Venture Community's Hong Kong chapter. She sits on the board of Zonta Club of NTII and was also a founding committee member of Children’s Medical Foundation’s social impact fellowship program in collaboration with Dwight Hall at Yale.


Peter Lam

Peter Lam has been a Vice President in Citi’s Consumer and Retail Investment Banking Team since August 2019. Prior to joining Citi, Peter was an Associate director in HSBC Investment Banking.

Peter has deep experience in Equity Capital Markets, M&A, Debt Capital Markets, and Leveraged Finance transactions. Selected deals include Nongfu’s USD 1.1 bn IPO, Belle’s USD 3.8 bn dividend recapitalisation, Midea’s USD 700 m bond offering, and Xtep’s USD 250m acquisition of K-Swiss Inc. Peter holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Global Business Studies) Degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Please watch out for our future events of this lunchtime career talk series for Banking featuring Michael Chan (CBS ’08) and Adrian Aw (CBS ’11) and Tech featuring Gene Soo (CBS ’09) and Eric Schaffer (CBS ’18).

February 22, 2021 at 12:00pm - 1pm