Executive Director’s Message

The Institute of Global Economics and Finance has successfully concluded its first Executive Leadership Programme in Global Finance on 21 January 2011. The Programme attracted over 30 participants from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. Apart from senior executives from the banking and financial services industry, there were also senior officials of China Banking Regulatory Commission, China Securities Regulatory Commission and The People’s Bank of China, as well as senior executives from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Securities and Futures Commission, Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Central Bank of Malaysia. The lectures were stimulating and full of insights on recent developments in global finance. The interaction between the participants and lecturers, and among the participants themselves were enriching and lively.

The Institute will be offering its second Executive Leadership Programme in Global Finance on 19 – 23 September 2011. The five-day Programme will feature three Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences: Professor James A. Mirrlees, Professor Robert A. Mundell, and Professor Myron S. Scholes. Other distinguished lecturers include Mr. Ronald Arculli, Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Sir C K Chow, Chief Executive Officer, MTR Corporation Limited, Professor Fan Gang, Director, National Economic Research Institute, China Reform Foundation, Dr. Victor K. Fung, Group Chairman of Li & Fung Group, Professor Lawrence J. Lau, Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Joseph Yam, the former Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, among others. They will lecture on a range of topics such as the latest global economic development, long-term prospects of the Chinese economy, international monetary system, China’s monetary and exchange rate policy, moral hazard in financial markets, financial innovation, risk management and the challenge of leadership. Participants will have the unrivalled opportunity of engaging in an interactive dialogue with the cast of distinguished lecturers in a small class setting.

I look forward to meeting you at our second Programme.

Terence T.L. Chong
Executive Director
Institute of Global Economics and Finance
The Chinese University of Hong Kong