Jointly organized by CAMRI and The Parker Center for Investments Research

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tower A Ballroom, Lobby Level
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
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 at the Johnson School, hosted the inaugural NUS-Cornell Applied Research Forum in Asian Asset Management. The Forum had a hybrid structure of plenary talks and roundtable panel discussions, focusing on the business of asset management in Asia: financial regulation, liquidity and risk management, the investment outlook and financial opportunities in Asia.

The day-long event was 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.


Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 (Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore)
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Registration
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner

Keynote Speech
"Emergence of Asset Management in Asia"
Owen Thomas (Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Stanley Asia)

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 (NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House)

8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcome Speeches

Professor Bernard Yeung
Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor
NUS Business School

Nell Cady-Kruse
Executive Committee Member
Johnson School Dean’s Advisory Council, Cornell University
8:45 am – 9:15 am

Plenary Session 1

"The Application of Behavioural Finance in Asset Management: Comparing US and Asia"
Professor Ming Huang Professor of Finance
Cornell University

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Roundtable 1 Title: Market Inefficiency, Behavioral Finance, and Investing in Asia
Chairperson: Professor Ming Huang

Peter Elston (Strategist, Aberdeen Asset Management)
Daniel Chan (former Chief Executive Officer, Lion Global Investors)
Veronica Eng (Partner and Chairman – Asia, Permira Advisers)

10:15 am – 10:45 am Coffee & Networking Break
10:45 am – 11:15 am

Plenary Session 2

"Regulating Asset Management after the Global Financial Crisis"
Anthony Neoh, QC, SC, JP, Hong Kong Bar and Dean's Visiting Professor, NUS Business School

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Roundtable 2 Title: The Regulation of Asset Management
Chairperson: Anthony Neoh

Ho Han Ming (Partner and Head of Funds Practice, Clifford Chance)
Nell Cady-Kruse (Chief Risk Officer, Wholesale Banking, Standard Chartered Bank)
Sunil Sharma (Director, IMF-Singapore Regional Training Institute)

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm


Keynote Speech
"The Future of Asian-owned Asset Management Companies"
Gerard Lee (Chief Executive Officer, Lion Global Investors)

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Plenary Session 3

"Liquidity Risk Management for Portfolios"
Professor Joseph Cherian
Professor of Finance (Practice) and Director, CAMRI
NUS Business School

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Roundtable 3 Title : Investment Outlook and the Challenges facing Asian Asset Managers and Investors

Chairperson: Professor Joseph Cherian

James Cheng (Managing Director, Morgan Stanley)
Richard Jerram (Head of Asian Economics, Macquarie Capital Securities)
Stephen Diggle (Managing Partner, Artradis Fund Management)
Wataru Ogihara (Chief Investment Officer, Nomura Asset Management)

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Audience Participation – Experimental Design with E-voting: Global Investment Outlook Survey
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Tea Reception
Meet our Speakers...       


Registration closes: Tuesday, February 22, 2011


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 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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