Q&A: Can anything stop the flurry of capital out of Hong Kong?

Oliver Watt, director in the cross-border investment team, Savills

The question over whether anything can curb outbound flows of capital from Hong Kong investors into global real estate is difficult to answer as there are so many factors that come into play.

But there are a handful of scenarios that could potentially impact outbound flows.

First among these would be some form of major political change, similar to that seen in mainland China in 2017, which resulted in outbound flows being restricted.

If a comparable restriction