16 June 2020

BDA’s Simon Kavanagh talked to Bloomberg on the Hong Kong expats community

June 16, 2020


Simon Kavanagh, Managing Director of BDA Partners in Hong Kong, talked to Bloomberg about the choices facing the Hong Kong expat community after a year of bad news. Will professionals relocate to alternative hubs such as Singapore or Shanghai?

Simon Kavanagh, a managing director at investment banking firm BDA Partners, said he has no plans to leave Hong Kong as the national security law won’t affect his day-to-day life. He thinks the changes, however, will curtail future investment in the city.

“For entrepreneurs or executives looking to Asia, Shanghai and Singapore have a lot to offer,” he said. “Hong Kong continues to fall behind in terms of innovation and investment, making it harder to attract capital and talent.”

Read full interview: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-15/hong-kong-expats-on-edge-after-the-toughest-year-in-decades