Executive Director’s Message

The Institute of Global Economics and Finance has successfully concluded three Executive Leadership Programmes in Global Finance (ELP) since 2011. The Programme attracted 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 Insurance 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 fourth ELP on 26-30 August 2013. The aim of this ELP is to bring a higher level of training to executives at the senior management level to hone their attributes necessary to becoming a leader in global economics and finance. The 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 Professor Liu Mingkang, the former Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, Professor Joseph Yam, the former Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Professor Lawrence J. Lau, Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, among others. They will lecture on a range of topics such as the state of the global economy, the evolution of the international monetary system, the future of the Euro zone, foreign direct investment in China, Asia-Pacific financial industry outlook, moral hazard in financial markets, financial innovation, sources of investment finance in China, the future of Hong Kong’s monetary system, the role of the Renminbi in the international monetary system, the future of Japanese economy, Hong Kong’s role in the internationalization of the Renminbi, risk management, Hong Kong’s role in the internatonalisation of the Renminbi, the legal and regulatory environment in China and global economic and financial markets outlook. 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 future Programme.


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