Mr. Arslanian is an Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of Hong Kong where he teaches graduate courses on Entrepreneurship in Finance as well as the first FinTech course in Asia. His upcoming book titled "Entrepreneurship in Finance: Successfully Launching and Managing a Hedge Fund in Asia" will be published in late 2016 by Palgrave Macmillan.
A member of the Milken Institute's Young Leaders Circle, Henri is a regular speaker globally on the topic of FinTech, hedge funds, and entrepreneurship in finance to various audience, ranging from TEDx to Fortune 500 management teams. He currently sits on a number of other finance, academic, civil society, and FinTech-related boards and advisory committees including the HKSFA FinTech Committee and the FSDC Fintech Advisory Team.
Henri was recently with a FinTech start-up and previously spent many years with UBS Investment Bank in Hong Kong, where he assisted fund managers with every aspect of setting up their own fund – from early-stage investor seed deals and fund structuring to institutional capital raising and expansion.
Admitted to the Bar in both New York and Quebec, Henri started his career as a financial markets and funds lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong, where he advised financial institutions, family offices, venture capital and hedge funds.
Henri is fluent in English, French and Armenian and conversational in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese and has been awarded many academic and industry awards over the years, including the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence and named one of the global "20 Rising Stars under 40" by the Armenian Bar Association.
Henri holds a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University; a joint Global Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School, and Hong Kong University; a Masters in Transnational Law from the University of Sherbrooke; and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal (Dean's List of Excellence).