World Finance & Banking Symposium (Singapore)

SingaporeDecember 12-13, 2014

Keynote speaker: 

Prof. Joseph P. H. Fan

Professor of Finance <br> Director of Institute of Economics and Finance <br> Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Joseph Fan is Professor of School of Accountancy and Department of Finance,and Director of Institute of Economics and Finance of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before joining CUHK, he was on faculty of University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. He received his bachelor degree in economics from National Taiwan University, and Ph.D. degree in finance from University of Pittsburgh, USA. Professor Fan is one of the most cited finance professors in Asia. He is an expert in finance and governance of emerging market corporations. He hasdone pioneer research in topics such as political connections of Chinese firms, organizational pyramids of state owned enterprises in China, ownership structure and stock valuation of Asian firms, succession of Chinese family businesses, and marriages and networks in Thailand. He has published many of his works in world top academic journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. His research has often been featured by global and regional media, including The Economist, New York Times, Asian Wall Street Journal,Financial Times, and South China Morning Post. Besides teaching and research, Professor Fan has been actively serving theacademic and the business communities. He has organized numerous academic conferences, and regularly gives speeches in academic and business conferences. He is an advisory editor of Financial Management, and associate editor of Corporate Governance: An International Review, International Review of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.He has consulting activities with Asian corporations and international organizations including the World Bank and OECD. Professor Fan is married with two children.

Prof. Jun-Koo Kang

Distinguished Professor of Finance, Head of the Division of Banking and Finance, Nanyang Business School

Dr. Jun-Koo KANG is Distinguished Professor of Finance and Head of the Division of Banking and Finance at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is also director of Insurance Risk and Finance Reserach Centre. Prior to joining NTU, Dr. Kang was the MSU Federal Credit Union Endowed Chair inFinancial Institutions and Investments at Michigan State University. Dr. Kang's research interests include corporate finance and international finance, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, capital raising, international portfolio allocation, and banking. His research has been published in leading finance journals, such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business, and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. He currently serves as a co-editor of Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, an associate editor of International Review of Finance, Japan and the World Economy, and Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, and an editorial review board member of Journal of International Business Studies. He is also a research fellow of the Asian Institute of Corporate Governance and president of the Korea-America Finance Association. In a recent article by Chan, Chen, and Lee (2011), he was ranked number one in the Asia–Pacific region based on articles published in 21 leading finance journals during 1990-2008. Dr. Kang received his Ph.D. in finance from the Ohio State University