Brock Silvers is Managing Director at Kaiyuan Capital, a private equity investment firm in Shanghai, China. He has lived in China for over 30 years. Previously, Brock served as the CEO of Laris Group, as well as Managing Director of Kaiyuan Investment Advisory. Additionally, Brock was a co-Founding Partner at Power Pacific Company and he served as Director of International Development for Eagle Industries. Brock earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in International Studies (Chinese Language & Culture) from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Chinese Studies from Columbia University. Tune into this Espresso Shots episode as Brock gives us the inside scoop on the investment world!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Why excel, PowerPoint and basic accounting skills are important to employers in this field
  • Why having an educational background in healthcare, engineering, pharmaceuticals or internet tech will set you apart in breaking into this industry
  • Why advanced education IS important in the investment field
  • Why you should speak Chinese if you want to work in China
  • Why investing is more about common sense than anything else
  • Why you should read Mr. China: A Memoir to better understand this industry
  • How you to listen to T4C episode #157 to learn more about what Brock does in his current job and how he built his career

 

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