CAMRI Executive Lecture

“The Changing Landscape in the Financial Services Industry and Its Implications for You”

Mr Arun Kohli
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer
Morgan Stanley, Asia Pacific

Friday, 20 March 2015
3.30 pm – 6.30 pm (Talk followed by Reception)

Function Room Excellence-4,
Level 4,  Mochtar Riady Building
NUS Business School (Map)



CAMRI had the distinct pleasure of hosting Mr Arun Kohli of Morgan Stanley. He provided us with a financial services industry overview, the key players in various sub-sectors and the recent trends, as well as the opportunities and challenges in the industry. Mr Kohli’s talk also highlighted how recent regulatory reforms have placed a downward pressure on the return on equity for banks, the effects of technology on banking (e.g., Digital Banking and FinTech), and new career opportunities for graduating students within this fast changing financial landscape. Mr Kohli lastly emphasized the importance of setting and having the right culture from the top, of fiduciary responsibility, ethics, and integrity, and of ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations. 

About the Speaker
Arun Kohli is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Morgan Stanley, Asia Pacific. Prior to this, Arun was a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley's Firm Strategy & Execution group in New York, where he was responsible for leading the Firm's strategic planning, driving Morgan Stanley's strategy across businesses, and executing specific Business Unit strategy and principal M&A-related projects. Arun has also been closely involved in developing the Firm's strategic alliance with MUFG.

Arun joined Morgan Stanley in 2007 from McKinsey's Financial Institutions group in New York. Prior to that Arun spent five years with CRISIL (the Indian subsidiary of S&P) where he was the lead analyst for financial sector ratings. Arun attended the University of Delhi where he graduated with Honours in Engineering and received a Master of Business Administration with Honours from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He became a member of the CAMRI Board of Directors as of February 2015.

• Opening remarks by Dr Emir Hrnjic, Director for Education & Outreach of CAMRI
• Talk by Arun Kohli
• Question and Answer Session moderated by Prof Joseph Cherian, Director of CAMRI
• Closing Remarks by Prof Bernard Yeung, Dean of NUS Business School
• Tea Reception and Interaction between Mr Kohli and Morgan Stanley Senior Management with our Students

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