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A passionate investment


A passionate investment

IbyIMD+ Published 15 December 2022 in Magazine • 8 min read

Gaw Capital, a real estate investment firm, was set up by two brothers and a friend from university in 2005. Three years later, their banker sister Christina Gaw accepted an offer to join them. She explains how she used her expertise to raise capital and structure the business, which now has $34bn of assets under management.

My family is a business family. Born in Myanmar (then known as Burma) and educated in the US, my father Anthony Gaw set up and ran a textile business in Thailand and Indonesia in the late 1960s and early 1970s before moving to Hong Kong to start Pioneer Global, a real estate investment firm. He died in 1999, but that business, which has a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing, is still run by my mother Rosanna.

My two elder brothers, Goodwin and Kenneth, along with Humbert Pang, a friend of Goodwin’s from high school, started Gaw Capital, a real estate investment firm, in 2005. Humbert was appointed as advisory consultant to Gaw Capital Partners in July 2005 and joined as Managing Principal and Head of China in 2006.

This was Goodwin’s second venture. Earlier, in the mid-1990s, he had set up his first real estate business in the US straight after graduating from university. Returning to Hong Kong in the early 2000s, he launched Gaw Capital with Kenneth and Humbert to take…

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