Jointly organized by CAMRI and The Parker Center for Investments Research


Monday, March 12th, 2012

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Katong Ballroom, Lobby Level
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore



Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

8:00am - 4:30pm

NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House

9 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119241

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CAMRI, in partnership with the Parker Center for Investment Research at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, hosted the 2nd Annual NUS-Cornell Applied Research Forum in Asian Asset Management. The Forum has a hybrid structure of plenary talks and roundtable panel discussions, focusing on the business of asset management in Asia: family offices and wealth management; active money management; real estate markets and investing; financial regulation; liquidity and risk management; the investment outlook; and financial opportunities in Asia.

The day-long event preceded by dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel the previous night.

Who Should Attend: This Forum is open to anyone involved in the asset management industry. This includes, but is not limited to, money managers, risk managers, hedge fund managers, financial planners, institutional managers, family offices, investment advisors and consultants, financial regulators, foundations and endowments, private clients, plan sponsors and academics.


Monday, March 12th, 2012 (Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore)
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm            Registration
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Dinner

Keynote Speech
"In the wake of the current changing and challenging macroeconomic and regulatory climates faced by corporations globally, how are financial institutions, particularly those in Asia, evolving and facing up to the challenges?"
William H. Strong (co-Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific)

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 (NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House, NUS)

8:00 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcome Speeches

Professor Joseph Cherian
Practice Professor of Finance and Faculty Director, CAMRI, NUS Business School, and Member of the Dean's Advisory Council, Johnson at Cornell University

Nell Cady-Kruse
Chief Risk Officer, Wholesale Banking, Standard Chartered Bank and Executive Committee Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, Johnson at Cornell University 

8:45 am – 9:15 am

Plenary Session 1

"Active Management: Facts & Fallacies"
Professor Robert C. Andolina
Finance Department, Johnson at Cornell University

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Roundtable 1 : "Active Management: Contrasting U.S. against Asia"
Chairperson: Professor Robert C. Andolina

Ron Wexler (Chief Strategist, Citadel Asset Management)
Robert Lewis (Founder and Managing Director, Novatera Capital)
Soon Kian Lee (Head of Investments, ASEAN, Mercer)
Hozefa Topiwalla (Managing Director, Asean Equity Strategist and Head of Singapore Research, Morgan Stanley)

10:15 am – 10:45 am Coffee & Networking Break

10:45 am – 11:15 am

Plenary Session 2

"Short-term Speculators, Liquidity and Real Estate Prices"
Dr. Qian Wenlan
Finance Department, NUS Business School and NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Roundtable 2 : "Real Estate Markets & Investing"
Chairperson: Dr. Qian Wenlan

Professor Mei Jianping (Professor of Finance and Director of Real Estate Research Institute, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business)
Roy Ling (Managing Director, RL Capital Management)
Kwok Wai Keong (Managing Director, Global Head of Asset Management and Co-head, Asia, GIC Real Estate)

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm


Lunch Speech
"The East Asian Economy: Current Challenges and Medium Term Prospects"
Bert Hofman, Chief Economist, East Asia & Pacific, World Bank

This talk will review the status of the world economy and how current challenges, such as the Eurozone sovereign crisis and a possible slowdown in China, could affect East Asia. Beyond the short term, I would want to explore some of the medium term trends in the region, and their implications for growth and development.

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Roundtable 3 : "Private Wealth Management: The Family Office Perspective"
Chairperson: Chew-Mee Kirtland, Managing Director, Mornington Services Pte. Ltd.

Ang Gim Siong (Senior Vice President, Wah Hin Pte. Ltd.)
Mark Haynes Daniell (Chairman, Raffles Family Wealth Trust Pte. Ltd., Singapore)
Roxanne Davies (Managing Director, Parly Singapore Pte. Ltd.)
Teresa Parker (Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer - Asia Pacific, Northern Trust)
Alvin Tay (Managing Director, Cambridge Associates Asia Pte. Ltd.)

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Audience Participation – Experimental Design with E-voting: Global Investment Outlook Survey

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Tea Reception

Meet our Speakers...


For online registration, please click here.
Registration closes: Friday, March 2nd, 2012


General Public Dinner (6-course) only - SGD50 (Inclusive of GST)
Forum only - SGD100 (Inclusive of GST)
Dinner (6-course) & Forum - SGD150 (Inclusive of GST)

*IMAS members, Cornell Alum and NUS Alum get 15% off
Dinner (6-course) only - SGD43 (Inclusive of GST)
Forum only - SGD86 (Inclusive of GST)
Dinner (6-course) & Forum - SGD129 (Inclusive of GST)
Academics Complimentary
Postgraduate Students Forum only - special rate at SGD20 (Inclusive of GST)


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