Speakers

Allaudeen Hameed

National University of Singapore Business School (Singapore)

Bangkok, Thailand
December 14th-15th, 2017

Professor Hameed`s research interests include return-based trading strategies, stock return co-movement, liquidity, role of financial analysts and international financial markets. His research work has been published in leading finance journals such as The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Review of Financial Studies. He is an Editor at the International Review of Finance and serves on editorial boards of the Financial Management, and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.

Professor Hameed has won numerous awards including the Outstanding Researcher Award at NUS (2015), the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Alumni Merit Award (2011), and Best Paper Awards at the FMA European Conference (2016), Swiss Society for Financial Market Research Conference (2014) and the China International Finance Conference (2008). He has delivered keynote addresses at international finance conferences.

Professor Hameed has also held visiting professor appointments at Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Texas at Austin and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


David Ding

Massey University (New Zealand)

Shanghai, China
December 17th-18th, 2012
Dr. David Ding is Professor of Finance and Associated Head of School of Economics and Finance at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to his appointment in SMU, he was the Foundation Professor of Finance at the University of New South Wales, Asian campus. David?s other academic experience includes appointments as the Director of the Center for Research in Financial Services and as the Head of the Division of Banking and Finance at the Nanyang Technological University. Dr. Ding has taught Business Finance, Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management, and International Financial Management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His primary area of research expertise is in the microstructure of financial markets, with secondary interests in corporate governance, international corporate finance, and investments. He publishes widely in international refereed journals and is an active participant at international financial conferences. In recognition of his work, he was ranked 17th out of 778 researchers from among 170 universities in the Asia-Pacific region in 2005 by the Pacific Basin Finance Journal.
Before joining academia, David had worked professionally in commercial banking, management consulting, and production control. He has served as the President of the Pacific Basin Financial Management Society; he was on the Panel of Experts on Securities Offences at the Commercial Affairs Department of the Singapore Police Force; and he was appointed to the advisory board of the journal of the Singapore Exchange, PULSES. David has published more than 50 articles in leading finance journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Financial Review, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, International Journal of Finance, and International Review of Financial Analysis, among others.
Professor Ding is a member of the American Finance Association, the Financial Management Association International, the Asian Finance Association, the CFA Institute, and CFA Singapore. He is an Executive Board Member of the Asian Finance Association and a member of the Asian Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee. In addition, he serves as a regional editor for the International Review of Financial Analysis and the Journal of Emerging Markets. He is also an associate editor of the Pacific Basin Finance Journal, the International Journal of Banking and Finance, Research in International Business and Finance, and the Review of Financial Education and Practice. Dr. Ding holds the Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Memphis, an MBA in Finance from the University of Tennessee, and an Honors degree in Business Administration from the University of Windsor, Canada.

Elroy Dimson

Cambridge Judge Business School (United Kingdom)

Sardinia, Italy
26th-28th, july 2017

Elroy Dimson chairs the Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, and is Emeritus Professor of Finance at London Business School. His research focuses on investing for the long term, and he and his co-authors have become well known for their studies of the returns from all the main asset classes in 23 countries from 1900 to date. His empirical research, with several colleagues, on sustainable and responsible investing has been recognised by six major awards. Books include Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2016 and Global Investment Returns Sourcebook 2016 (with Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton), Financial Market History (2016, with David Chambers), Endowment Asset Management (2007, with Shanta Acharya), and Triumph of the Optimists (2002, with Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton). Recent articles on active ownership (Review of Financial Studies 2015), real assets (Journal of Financial Economics 2015), financial history (Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 2015), endowment strategy (Financial Analysts Journal 2015), and long-horizon investing (five book chapters, 2016). Case studies on manager selection, real estate investing, and stocks for the long run (Harvard Business School, 2016). Dr Dimson chairs the Advisory Board of FTSE International, and serves on the Advisory Council of Financial Analysts Journal and the Steering Committee of the Financial Economists? Roundtable. Until 2016 he chaired the Strategy Council of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, and before going to Cambridge was a Governor and Professor at London Business School. He is an Honorary Fellow of CFA UK and of the Institute of Actuaries, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Risk Institute. He is on the editorial boards of seven finance/investment journals. His PhD is from London Business School.

Franklin Allen

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (United States)

Universidade Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro
July 2nd-4th, 2012
Franklin Allen is the Nippon Life Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been on the faculty since 1980. He is currently Co-Director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. He was formerly Vice Dean and Director of Wharton Doctoral Programs and Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies, one of the leading academic finance journals. He is a past President of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Society for Financial Studies, and the Financial Intermediation Research Society. He received his doctorate from Oxford University. Dr. Allen's main areas of interest are corporate finance, asset pricing, financial innovation, comparative financial systems, and financial crises. He is a co-author with Richard Brealey and Stewart Myers of the eighth through tenth editions of the textbook Principles of Corporate Finance.

Haitao Li

University of Michigan (United States)

Shanghai, China
December 17th-18th, 2012
Professor Li iss current research interests are in theoretical and empirical asset pricing, term structure of interest rates, hedge funds, and financial econometrics. His recent works have developed econometric methods for analyzing continuous-time finance models driven by jump diffusions and Levy processes using underlying and derivative prices. He has developed and tested multi-factor term structure models for pricing and hedging interest rate derivatives and options embedded in corporate bonds. He has also developed asset pricing tests in absence of arbitrage and applied them to evaluate hedge fund returns. Professor Li has published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Finance Studies, the Journal of Econometrics, and other finance and economics journals. Professor Li received the Sterling Prize Fellowship from Yale University, the Trefftz Award from the Western Finance Association, and a research grant from the Q-group.

Henrik Cronqvist

University of Miami (United States)

Hanoi, Vietnam
December 17th-18th, 2016
Dr. Cronqvist is Zhongkun Group Chair Professor of Finance at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and based in Shanghai, China. CEIBS is a joint venture between China and the European Union, with campuses in Shanghai, Beijing,and Shenzhen, and provides top-ranked MBA, EMBA, and executive education programs, with the strategic goal of educating responsible leaders versed in China Depth, Global Bread. At CEIBS, Dr. Cronqvist conducts inter-disciplinary research and teaches finance, entrepreneurship, and management. Dr. Cronqvist received a PhD in Finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and an MS in Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics. Previously, he was the McMahon Family Chair of Corporate Finance and George R. Roberts Fellow at the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College, a top-ranked liberal arts institution in California, with a strong track record of educating business and government leaders. Prior to that, Dr. Cronqvist was a professor at the Ohio State University, where he was a recipient of "The Pace Setters Outstanding Research Award", the Fisher College of Business annual award for research contributions among its faculty. He is also an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Financial Research in Sweden. Dr. Cronqvist`s broad research interests include behavioral finance, corporate finance, and managerial decision-making. His research has been published in top-journals in economics, including the American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy as well as top-journals in finance, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies.Based on his research, he is frequently invited to give seminars at conferences and universities and to executives and public policy makers around the world. Several of his research papers have been recognized with "Best Paper Awards" at international academic conferences, and have been sponsored by competitive research grants. Dr. Cronqvist`s research has been featured in the Economist, Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and on CNBC, among other media outlets. Dr. Cronqvist has extensive teaching experience in the US, Europe, and China related to corporate valuation, investment banking and M&A, corporate governance, and private equity, at the MBA, EMBA, and PhD levels. He has also developed many business cases, clinical studies, and simulation models, which illustrate complex financial transactions and management decisions. He is also active in executive and entrepreneurial education and coaching, and he has designed, delivered, and managed open and in-company education programs in emerging financial markets in Asia and Latin America. Dr. Cronqvist provides frequent consulting advice to multinational companies in the areas of corporate finance and managerial decision-making. Dr. Cronqvist`s current research projects involve understanding behaviors and biases of fund managers and retail investors, the importance of corporate culture,and the influence of top-executives personalities on managerial decision-making.His current teaching projects involve developing a strategy for optimized "blended learning" in business education, leading the development of case studies related to Chinese companies overseas M&A and going-public activities, and developing a course on behavioral finance.

Iftekhar Hasan

Fordham School of Business, New York (United States)

Manhattan, USA
July 26th-28th, 2016
Iftekhar Hasan is the E. Gerald Corrigan Chair in International Business and Finance at Gabelli School of Business and co-director of the Center for Research in Contemporary Finance. Professor Hasan serves as the scientific advisor at the Central Bank of Finland. He is the managing editor of the Journal of Financial Stability. Professor Hasan's research interests are in the areas of financial institutions, corporate finance, capital markets and entrepreneurial finance. Professor Hasan has more than 300 publications in print, including 14 books and edited volumes, and more than 175 peer-reviewed articles in finance, economics, accounting and management journals such as JFE, JFQA, JoB, JME, RoF, JFI, JMCB, JCF, FM, JEF, JIMF, JBF, SMJ, RP, CAR, JAAF, and JMIS. Professor Hasan has presented his research at more than 450 professional meetings and institutions worldwide and has been a consultant for numerous international organizations, including the World Bank, the IMF, the United Nations, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Banque de France and the Italian Deposit Insurance Corporation. Professor Hasan is a research fellow at the Berkley Center of Entrepreneurial Studies at New York University's Stern School of Business and the Center for Financial Studies at RPI. He is a Fulbright Scholar and holds an honorary PhD from the Romanian-American University in Bucharest. Professor Hasan has held visiting faculty positions at several American and European universities, including the University of Rome, Italy; the University of Strasbourg, France; the University of Carlos III, Madrid; EPFL at Lausanne, Switzerland; the University of Limoges, France; National Taiwan University at Taipei; the University of Romania at Bucharest; and NYU's Stern School of Business.

Jay R. Ritter

University of Florida (United States)

Universidad de UCEMA
July 21st-24th, 2015
Jay R. Ritter is the Joseph Cordell Eminent Scholar in the Department of Finance at the University of Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and finance from the University of Chicago (1981), and has previously taught at Wharton, Michigan, Illinois, and the M.I.T. Sloan School. Prof. Ritter is best known for his articles concerning equity issuance, including "The Long-Run Performance of Initial Public Offerings," which won the Smith Breeden Award for the best article in the Journal of Finance during 1991, and "The Marketing of Seasoned Equity Offerings" with Xiaohui Gao, which won the Jensen Prize for the best corporate finance article in the Journal of Financial Economics in 2010. His paper with Rongbing Huang, "Testing Theories of Capital Structure and Estimating the Speed of Adjustment" won the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis Sharpe Award for the best article published in 2009. He has served as a Director of the American Finance Association, and is President-elect of the Financial Management Association. Prof. Ritter is an Associate Editor of numerous academic journals. He has also consulted on valuation and market manipulation cases, as well as securities issuance, and is frequently quoted in the financial press. He is a frequent visitor to Asia, Australia, and Europe.

Joseph P. H. Fan

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Singapore
December 12th-13th, 2014

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.

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Julian Franks

London Business School (United Kingdom)

Ca` Foscari University
July 2nd-4th, 2014
Julian Franks is a Professor of Finance and Academic Director of the Centre of Corporate Governance at the London Business School. Julian is widely published, in which his research focuses on bankruptcy and financial distress, corporate ownership and control, cost of capital and regulation. His work on ownership and control (with Colin Mayer and Stefano Rossi) has won two international prizes. Two of his published papers have been awarded prizes for the "best paper" of the year.He is Associate Editor of five finance journals. He served as a member of the DTI-Treasury committee for reviewing the UK`s insolvency code in 2001 and was a member of one of The Company Law Review?s committees on corporate governance. He has been an advisor to Ofcom and its predecessor Oftel for more than 15 years. He also advises other UK regulatory authorities including the ORR and Ofwat. He has been an expert witness for the UK government at The World Court at The Hague on an inter-governmental dispute on the matter of landing rights at Heathrow and more recently for Ofcom in three appeals to the Competition Appeals Tribunal. He advised (with Professor Brealey) The Office of Constitutional Affairs on the issue of outside equity for law firms and provided advice to a Treasury committee chaired by Paul Myners on a review of the governance of mutuals. Recently, he was a member of a government taskforce (the Breedon Committee) investigating new avenues of non bank sources of finance for small to medium sized companies. He is a non-executive director of OXERA and is on the international advisory boards of Stern Stewart. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of California at both Berkeley and Los Angeles.

Kalok Chan

HKUST Buiness School (China)

Beijing, China
December 16th-17th, 2013
Professor Kalok Chan is the Dean of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. Prof. Chan joined CUHK Business School from his previous role as Chair Professor of Finance and Acting Dean of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School. Prior to that, he was Head of HKUST?s Finance Department from 2003 to 2013, the founding director of the HKUST-NYU Stern Joint Master in Global Finance program, and had established the Value Partners Centre for Investing. He was associate professor of finance at Arizona State University prior to joining the HKUST. Professor Chan obtained his B.S.Sc in Economics from CUHK, and PhD in Finance from Ohio State University.

Leslei Young

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (China)

Beijing, China
December 16th-17th, 2013
Prof. Leslie Young holds a Bachelor and a Master of Science from Victoria University of Wellington and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from University of Oxford. He completed his doctorate at age 20 and won a Senior Mathematics Prize for the best dissertation of his year. He received an Honorary Doctor of Commerce from Victoria University of Wellington in 2004 and an Honorary Doctorate from the Estonian School of Business in 2009. Prof. Young?s current research interests include international financial economics, political economy and international corporate governance. His book Black Hole Tariffs and Endogenous Redistribution Theory was published by the Cambridge University Press with commendations by two Nobel Prize winners and by the Chairman of the Nobel Committee. He has also authored over 40 academic articles in leading international professional journals. Prof. Young also served an unprecedented four terms on the editorial board of the American Economic Review, the leading scholarly journal in economics.

Liqing Zhang

Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) (China)

Beijing, China
December 16th-17th, 2013
Liqing Zhang is author, coauthor or editor of numerous publications on international economics and finance issues, particularly in the areas of capital flows, exchange rate, financial development and economic globalization. Holding a Ph.D. degree in Economics in Renmin University of China, he was senior visiting fellows at World Bank (1995), Tilburg University (1996), Petersons Institute for International Economics (2004) and Columbia University sponsored by the Fulbright Foundation (2005), and Australia National University (2009). He is the vice president of China Society of World Economy. He has advised many governmental departments in China, including People?s Bank of China and State Administration of Foreign Exchange over the past decades, and served as the member of Approval Committee of Listed Companies with China Securities Regulation Commission.

Marcin Kacperczyk

Imperial College of London (United Kingdom)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
14th-15th, December
Marcin Kacperczyk is a Professor of Finance at Imperial College London. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Associate Editor at the Review of Financial Studies. His research interests focus on institutional investors, empirical asset pricing, mutual funds, socially responsible investing, and behavioral finance. His research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals, inlcuding the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. Two of his papers have been nominated for the Smith Breeden Prize, and one received the Sprangler Award for the best paper published in the Review of Finance. His research has been covered extensively in print and electronic media, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, USA Today, New York Times, Forbes, BusinessWeek, CNN, and CNBC. He earned his MA in Banking and Finance from the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, and his PhD in Finance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining Imperial, he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the New York University Stern School of Business and the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business.

Markus K. Brunnermeier

Princeton University (United States)

Manhattan, USA
July 26th-28th, 2016
Markus K. Brunnermeier is the Edwards S. Sanford Professor at Princeton University. He is a faculty member of the Department of Economics and director of Princeton's Bendheim Center for Finance. He is the founding and former director of Princeton?s Julis Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance and affiliated with the International Economics Section. He is also a research associate at NBER, CEPR, and CESifo. He is a member of several advisory groups, including to the IMF, the Federal Reserve of New York, the European Systemic Risk Board, the Bundesbank and the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. Brunnermeier was awarded his Ph.D. by the London School of Economics (LSE). His research focuses on international financial markets and the macroeconomy with special emphasis on bubbles, liquidity, financial and monetary price stability. To explore these topics, his models incorporate frictions as well as behavioral elements. He is a Sloan Research Fellow, Fellow of the Econometric Society and the recipient of the Bernácer Prize granted for outstanding contributions in the fields of macroeconomics and finance. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for studying the impact of financial frictions on the macroeconomy. He has been awarded several best paper prices and served on the editorial boards of several leading economics and finance journals. He has tried to establish the concepts liquidity spirals, CoVaR as co-risk measure, the volatility paradox, and the I Theory of Money.

Michale Brennan

UCLA Anderson (United States)

Rhodes, Greece
17th-18th June, 2011
Michael Brennan is a professor of finance at both UCLA Anderson and London Business School. His research interests include asset pricing, corporate finance, the pricing and role of derivative securities, market microstructure, and the role of information in capital markets. He has published extensively in all of these areas. He is currently working on several issues, including: the problem of asset allocation when investors face time-varying opportunity sets, initial public offerings and the allocation of control rights in the corporation, the determinants of international flows of portfolio investment, the role of convertible securities in corporate finance, and corporate hedging strategies. A former president of the American Finance Association, he has served as editor of the Journal of Finance and was the founding editor of the Review of Financial Studies. He has consulted extensively for corporations in Canada and the US, and in 1995 he was awarded the INQUIRE Europe prize for his work on corporate hedging strategies.
Education: Ph.D. Business, 1970, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MBA Management, 1967, University of Pittsburgh;B.Phil. Economics, 1964, Oxford University.

Pablo Fernández

IESE Business School (Spain)

Shanghai, China
December 17th-18th, 2012
Pablo Fernández López career at IESE started in 1985. Today he is professor in the department of financial management and holder of IESE?s PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance Chair. He is also visiting professor at the Piura (Peru), INALDE (Colombia), IAE (Argentina), IEEM (Uruguay) and IPADE (Mexico) Business Schools. In addition, he carries out extensive consultancy work for numerous firms and banks. Prof. Fernández López was awarded his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University. He also holds an M.B.A. from IESE and a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Navarra in San Sebastian. Before embarking on a career in academia, he was the financial analyst and financial coordinator of Pepsi Cola for the south of Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Libya and Malta) in Spain, a position he also held in Rome. Among other important appointments, Prof. Fernández López was a member of the jury that awarded the sixth ACECA prize for outstanding articles on corporate accounts and administration (2000) and was also on the board of the McKinsey best Internet project award (2000). In 2004, he received the IESE award for outstanding research. Earlier in his career he received the BARRA award for a project he undertook under the aegis of the Institute for Quantitative Investment Research (INQUIRE) titled "Convertible Bonds in Spain: a Different Security" (1991). Prof. Fernández López is a widely published author with an impressive list of book chapters, working and research papers, case studies, technical notes and journal articles on his curriculum. Recent book chapters include "Valuation of Brands and Intellectual Capital" in Brand Valuation -Concepts and Applications (2005). In June 2006 he published the article "A New Formula for Value Creation" in the prestigious Financial Times.

Peter Tufano

University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

Sardinia, Italy
26th-28th, july 2017
At Oxford, Peter has championed the concept of a business school embedded within the University. While this connection begins with the membership of all business school students in Oxford Colleges, it is embodied in a number of initiatives that differentiate the School from other business schools: our joint degree programmes including our 1+1 MBA programme, whereby students can combine an MBA with scores of other Masters Programmes at Oxford; our Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford (GOTO) programme, whereby students and alumni study disruptive global phenomena and their impact on business over the next quarter century; our Engaging with the Humanities Programme, whereby our students learn from humanities scholars and teachers primarily about leadership and values; our Oxford Launchpad, whereby our students work with counterparts around the University on new business ventures; and the extensive research conducted by the faculty with colleagues around Oxford. All of these activities produce a richer and more effective business school.
Peter is also a social entrepreneur. In 2000, he founded, and now chairs, a non-profit called the Doorways to Dreams Fund. This organisation works with partners to help low income households successfully manage their financial needs. Peter`s research on consumer finance, and the work of Doorways to Dreams Fund, contributed to the passage of the American Savings Promotion Act in December 2014, which removed federal barriers to sale of prize linked savings products in the US.
Prior to joining Oxford, Peter was a faculty member at the Harvard Business School for 22 years. During this time, he assumed a number of leadership roles, serving as department chair, course head, and Senior Associate Dean. He oversaw the school?s tenure and promotion processes, its campus planning, and he advised the University on financial and real estate matters. He was also the founding co-chair of the Harvard innovation lab (i-lab), a cross-university initiative to foster entrepreneurship.
Peter earned his AB in economics (summa cum laude), MBA (with high distinction) and PhD in Business Economics at Harvard University.
Peter is married with one daughter. His wife, Mary Jeanne Tufano, is an attorney, arbitrator and mediator.

Qiao Yu

Tsinghua University (China)

Shanghai, China
December 17th-18th, 2012
Dr. Qiao Yu is appointed as a professor of economics in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing of China. He was a professor of Finance in the School of Management at Fudan University in Shanghai (2000-2004), and served as chairman in the Department of Finance at Fudan University. He received his BA (1982) from Sichuan University in China, and MA (1985)/Ph.D. (1990) in economics at Michigan State University in USA. He held various academic posts, including lecturer of economics at the University of Canterbury (1991-92), and senior lecturer of economics at the National University of Singapore (1992-99). He has published many academic articles in international peer-refereed professional journals, such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Comparative Economics, Review of Financial Economics, Global Finance Journal, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Contemporary Economic Policy, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Journal of Peace Research, Economic Systems, Journal of Economics and Finance, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, China Economic Review, Singapore Economic Review and others. He also published many research articles in leading Chinese academic journals. He is an author/co-author of books including the Principal of Commercial Bank Management, Essence of Managing Banks, Corporate Finance. Dr. Yu is a founder and editor of the China Journal of Finance. He is a member of American Economic Association, American Finance Association, Association of Comparative Economics, Western Economic Association, and China Economic Society. He is also a Ford Foundation research fellow. His research interests are in the areas of public finance, corporate finance, international trade and finance, financial systems in Asian economies, financial restructuring in China.

Raman Uppal

EDHEC Business School (United Kingdom)

Ca` Foscari University
July 2nd-4th, 2014
Raman Uppal is Professor of Finance at Edhec Business School. He holds a bachelors degree in Economics (Honors) from St. Stephen`s College at Delhi University, and M.A., M.B.A and Ph.D. degrees from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on optimal portfolio selection and asset allocation in dynamic environments, valuation of securities in capital markets, risk management, and exchange rates. He is an editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance, an associate editor of the Review of Asset Pricing Studies, a member of the editorial board of Mathematics and Financial Economics, and a former editor of the The Review of Financial Studies and the Review of Finance. With Piet Sercu, he is the author of the textbook "International Financial Markets and the Firm" (1995, South-Western Publishing) and of the research monograph "Exchange Rate Volatility, Trade and Capital Flows under Alternative Exchange Rate Regimes" (2000, Cambridge University Press), which received the Sanwa Monograph Award from New York University. His research has received a number of other awards from the Western Finance Association, Inquire-UK, and Europlace Institute of Finance (Institut Europlace de Finance). He has also received awards for excellence in teaching from The Wharton School, The University of British Columbia, and London Business School.

Rene M. Stuls

The Ohio State University (United States)

Manhattan, USA
July 26th-28th, 2016
René M. Stulz is the Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics and the Director of the Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics at The Ohio State University. He has also taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago, and the University of Rochester. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was awarded a Marvin Bower Fellowship from the Harvard Business School, a Doctorat Honoris Causa from the University of Neuchâtel, and the Risk Manager Award of the Global Association of Risk Professionals. In 2004, the magazine Treasury and Risk Management named him one of the 100 most influential people in finance. A recent study found that he was the sixth most often cited contributor to the top journals in financial economics from 2003 to 2008. He is a past president of the American Finance Association and of the Western Finance Association, and a fellow of the American Finance Association, of the Financial Management Association, and of the European Corporate Governance Institute. René M. Stulz was the editor of the Journal of Finance, the leading academic publication in the field of finance, for twelve years. He is on the editorial board of more than ten academic and practitioner journals. Further, he is a member of the Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance Programs and the director of the Risk of Financial Institutions Group of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also a member of the Squam Lake Group. He has published more than sixty papers in finance and economics journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Finance, and the Review of Financial Studies. He is the author of a textbook titled Risk Management and Derivatives, a co-author of the Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System, and has edited several books, including the Handbook of the Economics of Finance. René M. Stulz has taught in executive development programs in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He has consulted for major corporations, law firms, the New York Stock Exchange, the IMF, and the World Bank. He is a director of Banque Bonhote, the president of the Gamma Foundation, and a trustee of the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Richard Brealey

London Business School (United Kingdom)

Limassol , Cyprus
July 1st-3rd, 2013
Richard Brealey is Emeritus professor of finance at London Business School. He was a full-time faculty member 1968-1998, the director of the Institute of Finance and Accounting 1974-1985, and Deputy Principal and Governor 1984-1988. From 1998-2001 he served as Special Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of England. He has held visiting appointments at University of California, Berkeley, University of Hawaii, University of British Columbia, and Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and holds honorary doctorates from London University and Technical University of Lisbon. He has served as President of the European Finance Association and as a director of the American Finance Association, and has been a member of the board of a number of financial institutions. His publications include the textbook Principles of Corporate Finance (with Stewart Myers and Franklin Allen, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 10th ed 2011).

Sang Yong Park

Yonsei University (South Korea)

Beijing, China
December 16th-17th, 2013
Sang Yong Park is a professor of finance and the former Dean of the School of Business at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Park received his MBA and Ph.D in financial economics from Stern School of Business at New York University and joined the faculty of Yonsei University in 1984 after an appointment at University of Southern California. His major areas of research include corporate finance and capital markets. Dr. Park has published articles widely in academic journals including Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Business, and other local journals in Korea. He has also participated in the numerous public research projects for reformation of financial industry and corporate governance in Korea. For the past decade or so, he held various positions of public nature including a non-standing commissioner of the Financial Supervisory Commission, a member of the National Economic Advisory Council for the President of Korea, Treasurer of Yonsei University, the President of Korea Securities Research Institute, a member of the Public Funds Oversight Committee (PFOC) and the Chairman of Asset Disposal Subcommittee of PFOC, the President of Korea Money and Finance Association, the President of Korea Institute of Directors (KIOD), the Chairman of the Asian Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee and a member of the Presidential Committee on Green Growth. Dr. Park`s current position includes an independent director of Standard Chartered Korea.

Tim Jenkinson

Said Business School, Oxford University (United Kingdom)

Bangkok, Thailand
December 14th-15th, 2017

Tim Jenkinson is Professor of Finance at the Said Business School, Oxford University. One of the leading authorities on private equity, IPOs, and institutional asset management, Tim is renowned for his ability to collect critical, previously inaccessible, data by building strong links with institutional investors, banks and other players in the financial industry. His research is widely quoted and has been published in the top academic journals. He is Director of the Oxford Private Equity Institute, and is one of the founders of the Private Equity Research Consortium. Tim is a renowned teacher and presenter, and teaches executive courses on private equity, entrepreneurial finance, and valuation. He is a frequent keynote speaker at practitioner conferences and his research has recently been awarded the 2015 Commonfund Prize (for the paper with the most relevance to institutional investors) and a 2014 Brattle Group Prize (awarded by the American Finance Association for the best research on corporate finance).

Outside of academe he is a partner at the leading economics consultancy Oxera. He specializes on valuation, regulation, and corporate finance, and has been an expert witness in several high-profile cases. He is also on the board of DFC Global Corporation and has previously held board positions in several funds and companies.

He studied economics as an undergraduate at Cambridge University, before going as a Thouron Fellow to the University of Pennsylvania. He then returned to the UK and obtained a DPhil in Economics from Oxford.

Tim?s personal website is at www.sbs.oxford.edu/timjenkinson

Oxera?s corporate website is at www.oxera.com

Utpal Bhattacharya

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)

Hanoi, Vietnam
December 17th-18th, 2016
Professor Bhattacharya received his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1980; an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, in 1982; and his Ph.D. in Finance from Columbia University in 1990. He joined HKUST in 2014. Professor Bhattacharya`s research is on the dark side of finance. He has published in all the top-tier finance journals, and many of the top-tier accounting and economics journals. His research has been featured more than a hundred times in the U.S. media and in the foreign media (including four feature stories in the Economist.) He has been invited to present his research in more than 170 institutions in 24 countries in 5 continents. He wrote a report for and served as a member of the "Task Force to Modernize Securities Regulation in Canada" in 2006. He and his report were featured in a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation investigative story titled "Who Is Guarding Your Money." Legislators in Ontario, Canada, discussed this report. On May 16, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission of the U.S. invited him to present the findings of his Journal of Finance paper that documents cross-subsidies in mutual fund families. He is now an official whistleblower. Professor Bhattacharya is also an excellent teacher. He was awarded the Trustee Teaching Award by Indiana University twice. He teaches in a different country every summer. He has taught at top universities in Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Holland, India,Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan and Turkey. In the U.S., he has been a visiting faculty at Chicago, Duke and MIT. His goal is to spread the gospel of honest finance to every corner of the globe.

Vikrant Vig

London Business School (United Kingdom)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
14th-15th, December
Prof. Vikrant Vig is London Business School Term Chair Professor of Finance. Dr Vikrant Vig`s research interests lie in the area of financial contracting and include: financial intermediation, firm choice of optimal debt structure, corporate governance, and law and finance. His current research focuses on the sub-prime mortgage market in the US where he investigates how securitisation affects the incentives of different agents in the supply-chain of credit. Vikrant has won several awards for his research on Securitisation. In 2008, his paper titled "Did Securitisation Lead to Lax Screening: Evidence from Subprime Loans", won the best paper award at the European Finance Association meetings. The paper also won several other awards, such as the Mitsui Best Paper Award at the University of Michigan conference. Dr Vig`s research on securitisation was cited in a number of congressional hearings in the US on the optimal policy response to the current housing crisis. More recently, his paper on the effect of labour regulations on capital structure, won the best paper award at the European Finance Association 2010 meetings. At the London Business School, Vikrant teaches the Investments (core) course to full-time Masters in Finance students and a specialised Financial Economics course to PhD students. In 2009 and 2011, Vikrant was the runner-up for the best teaching award in the Masters in Finance programme.