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NEW YORK CITY-Colorful costumes, booming drums and a dancing dragon isn’t the typical scenery for a Monday morning on Wall Street – but a new tenant inside the Trump Building is bringing a little bit of Beijing to the building. Celebrating the opening of its first US office in conjunction with China National Day, the China Investment Federation cut the ribbon on its new 10,000-square-foot space on the 52nd floor of 40 Wall St. on Monday morning.  

Company officials and members of the real estate community gathered inside the landmark 72-story skyscraper for a traditional Chinese breakfast, toasts and a special performance of the lion dance inside the raw space.

CIF, an investment institution focused on platforms for joining private capital from with global markets, plans to use the space for meetings and expanding its American-based operations. “It really needed to be a Wall Street address and we wanted an iconic space,” said Jay Riskind, managing director of global projects at CIF, in an interview with GlobeSt.com during the ribbon cutting. “We wanted a place for the Chinese to call home on Wall Street. It’s the tallest building [on the block] and has a view of the Statue of Liberty, and I think all of those things were really compelling.”

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