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Chris Lee

Chris Lee is a partner at FAA Investments, a private investment group focusing in real estate and early stage companies. Mr. Lee is also co-founder and managing partner at Star Magnolia Capital (Hong Kong) Limited, an alternative investment firm conducting in-depth research on hedge funds and private equity managers. With home bases in Silicon Valley and Hong Kong, Chris and his partners allocate capital globally. Previously, Chris Lee was Managing Director and divisional and regional head at Deutsche Bank AG, UBS Investment Bank AG and Merrill Lynch & Co. He has over 20 years of global financial markets experience: managing derivative product development and providing equity sales & trading functions to institutional investors. Additionally, he is a board director with expertise in financial markets, risk management, governance and leadership development. Currently, he serves on two boards: he is an Independent Board Member with Matthews Asia Funds in San Francisco, the largest US Investment Company (’40 Act) with a dedicated focus on Asia Pacific markets and The Asian Masters Fund Limited, a publicly traded company (ASX: AUF) listed in Sydney, Australia. Outside of business, his community board leadership includes: Hong Kong Securities & Investment Institute; Salzburg Global Seminar, African Wildlife Foundation, Washington DC; and Dean’s Advisory Council, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He is an advocate of sustainable enterprises and environmentally conscious projects, serving on boards with a passion for promoting education, conservation, energy efficiency and sustainability. He completed the AMP at Harvard University and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He is fluent in English and Chinese. Chris is married to his wife Clare for 22 years and they have three children, Christopher Jr. (19), Elianne (16), and Nathan (13). The family lives in Redwood City.