The Asia Global Institute (AGI) generates and disseminates innovative thinking, and business-relevant research on global issues from Asian perspectives. It aims to inform global policy and actions towards a prosperous and sustainable future for all.
August 2011 – Fung Global Institute (FGI) is inaugurated with Victor K Fung as Chairman of the Executive Board, Michael Spence as Chairman of the Academic Council and Andrew Sheng as President, with financial support from the Victor and William Fung Foundation
March 2012 – FGI names Liu Mingkang as its first Distinguished Fellow
May 2012 – FGI launches its inaugural flagship event, the Asia-Global Dialogue
April 2014 – William Overholt assumes office as FGI’s second president; Andrew Sheng is named Distinguished Fellow
May 2014 – FGI assumes responsibility for organizing the Asia Vision 21 Conference in collaboration with the Harvard University Asia Center
November 2014 – FGI becomes a founding member of the World Economic Forum’s Think Tank Leaders Forum
February 2015 – FGI and The University of Hong Kong announced the joint establishment of a new think tank within the University to be called the Asia Global Institute; FGI provides a HK$100 million endowment
July 2015 – The Asia Global Institute at The University of Hong Kong is inaugurated; it assumes the mission and operations of FGI with Victor K Fung as Advisory Board Chairman and Michael Spence as Academic Council Chairman
June 2016 – The University of Hong Kong announces the appointment of Professor Chen Zhiwu as Director of the Asia Global Institute (AGI), with effect from July 1, 2016.
November 2016 – AGI Launches Global Thinkers Series with After the Vote: Radical Change or Business as Usual?
December 2016 – Victor K Fung and Michael Spence are named Co-Chair of the Asia Global Institute’s Advisory Board
January 2017 – AGI launches AsiaGlobal Fellows Program, a global initiative designed to nurture future leaders in public policy.
August 2017 – AGI welcomes Inaugural Cohort, AsiaGlobal Fellows Program, which runs from August 27 to November 24, 2017.
February 2018 – AGI launches AsiaGlobal Online, a digital journal addressing a worldwide audience of policy advisors, policymakers, scholars, and professionals.
Find out more about FGI and AGI’s story. The Work of Generations is available here
The core of the Institute’s activities is business-relevant research into the profound transformations taking place in the world, particularly in Asia, that will be contextualised for strategy and action by businesses. Such research is geared towards facilitating action for business as well as innovative policy and strategy recommendations for policymakers in order to have a tangible “real world” impact.
AGI’s library is derived from the Fung Global Institute, some of whose more notable products appear below:
BOOKS AND REPORTS
Renminbi Rising: A new Global Monetary System Emerges by William H Overholt, Guonan Ma and Law Cheung Kwok (2015)
China’s Emerging Growth Model: The Foshan Story by Geng Xiao, Zhang Yangsheng, Law Cheung Kwok and Dominic Meagher (2015)
Bringing Shadow Banking into the Light: Opportunity for Financial Reform in China, Edited by Andrew Sheng and Ng Chow Soon (2015)
Global Value Chains in a Changing World, curated by Deborah K Elms and Patrick Low (2013)
Asia Finance 2020: Framing a New Asian Financial Architecture by Andrew Sheng and Ng Chow Soon (2013)
The Future of the World Trading System: Asian Perspectives by Patrick Low and Julia Tijaja (2013)
WORKING PAPERS AND ISSUE BRIEFS
Working Paper: Can the Chinese Bond Market Facilitate a Globalizing Renminbi? (2015)
Working Paper: Unleashing the Full Potential of SMEs: Beyond Financing (2014)
Working Paper: Risk and Uncertainty in Financial Models – Implications in Asia (2014)
Working Paper: Technology: The Impact on Asian Finance (2014)
Issue Brief: Private Equity in China: Injecting Equity into Entrepreneurial Growth (2013)