Bill Yuan to Present at SOBA Dean’s Speakers Series on April 5

Leader in finance, media and entertainment will discuss “Next Generation Cross-Border Collaboration Between Asia and the World”

Bill Yuan

Bill Yuan

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu)  — Bill Yuan, a leader in the finance and film industries, will discuss effective collaboration between the East and West as part of the University of  California, Riverside School of Business Administration Dean’s Speaker Series on Friday, April 5.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Genomics Auditorium. Pay by space parking is available in Lot 6 for $2 per hour with a two-hour maximum.

Yuan’s presentation is titled “Next Generation Cross-Border Collaboration Between Asia and the World.” Topics he will discuss include:

  • Similarities between manufacturing, consumer brands and film in terms of development, process, production and distribution,
  • China, Japan and Korea as the three largest box office territories in Asia,
  • Film rights as a preferred stock investment asset class.

Yuan is chairman of both Fortress Holdings Group and Auga Group and its subsidiary, Guangzhou Kingstar Culture Media Investment Co., LTD. With more than 20 years of experience on Wall Street in all aspects of finance working at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch, his current focus is on media, entertainment and sports. He is heading up Affinity, one of three local Chinese currency film.TV funds in China, and setting up a parallel fund, the Alchemy Media Fund in the US. He also owns a film production company and has developed a slate of motion pictures.

Yuan attended Cornell University and Harvard University’s JFK School of Economics and Government as a Mason Fellow.

For more information, contact Mark Manalang by email or at (951) 827-4993.

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