The New Global Financial Architecture and Financial Regulation: The Asian Context

Organised by
Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI)

Supporting Partner
Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS)

 Date  Wednesday, 13 October 2010
 Time  11.30 am - 2.30 pm (Registration starts at 11.00 am)
 Venue  Island B, Lobby Level
Shangri-La Hotel


About the Speakers

Prof. Bernard Yeung  

Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor and Dean of NUS Business School


Bernard Yeung is the Dean and the Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor in Finance and Strategic Management at the National University of Singapore Business School.  Before joining NUS in June 2008, he was the Abraham Krasnoff Professor in Global Business, Economics, and Management at New York University Stern School of Business. He was also the Director of the NYU China House, the honorary co-chair of the Strategy Department of the Peking University Guanghua School of Management, and Advisory Professor at the East China Normal University. Professor Yeung previously taught at the University of Michigan (assistant, associate, and full) and the University of Alberta (assistant and associate).


Professor Yeung’s research covers topics in international corporate finance, corporate strategy, foreign direct investment, and the relationship between institutions, economic development, and firm behavior. His more than a hundred research articles have appeared in top rated journals in Economics, Finance, Strategic Management, International Business, and Accounting. Professor Bernard Yeung is a member of the Economic Strategies Committee chaired by Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister for Finance. The committee aims at developing strategies for Singapore to build capabilities and maximise opportunities as a global city. He is also a member on other committees including Management Advisory Committee (SPRING Singapore), Financial Research Council (Monetary Authority of Singapore). Professor Yeung is on the International Advisory Board of the Korea University Business School, the Board of the Intellectual Property of Singapore, and of the Strategic Recruitment Advisory Committee at National University of Singapore. Professor Yeung has been selected as the Dean Director on the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) Board. Professor Yeung is also an elected AIB fellow.


Professor Yeung received his bachelor of arts in economics and mathematics from the University of Western Ontario, his MBA and PhD from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Prof. Randall Morck
Stephen A. Jarislowsky Distinguished Chair in Finance, School of Business, University of Alberta


Randall Morck holds the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Distinguished Chair in Finance at the University of Alberta School of Business, where he also holds the rank of University Professor. He is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a Senior Research Associate with Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1979, and earned a PhD from Harvard in 1986, to which he returns periodically as a visiting professor.

Professor Morck has published over 70 articles on corporate governance, corporate ownership, and corporate finance in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, and Journal of Financial Economics. His research papers include some of the first systematic investigations of corporate governance, and are cited in more than 1,600 other research papers. Professor Morck has served as a consultant to the Canadian and U.S. governments, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund on corporate governance and other economic issues. He is a frequent speaker at academic, business, and government seminars and conferences in Canada and abroad.


About the Moderator

Prof. Gunter Dufey

Professor Emeritus, Ross School, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Gunter Dufey, joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Business School in 1968.  His academic interests center on international money and capital markets as well as on financial policy of multinational corporations, specializing on issues of Corporate Governance, Risk Management and the Intl. Expansion Strategy of business firms.

He held appointments as National Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Visiting Professor at GSB, Stanford University (1980-81), and administered the LBRP Chair of Intl. Corp. Finance at WHU Otto Beisheim Grad. School, near Koblenz, Germany (1993-2000). He also holds an honorary professorship at the Universitaet des Saarlandes, and has been on the faculty of Nanyang Business School/NTU Singapore 2000-2010. In 2001-2003 he served with McKinsey and Co in Singapore as Sr. Advisor, supporting the Corporate Governance Practice of the the firm in Asia. He has published extensively.

Professor Dufey has been a member of the board of directors of Fuji Logitech, Tokyo/Shizuoka, and currently serves on the boards of subsidaries of GMAC Detroit/Toronto and Guinness-Atkinson Funds.


About the Panelists

Mr. Anthony Neoh

SC (Hong Kong Bar), former Chief Advisor to the China Securities Regulatory Commission and former Chairman, HK Securities and Futures Commission


Mr. Neoh is a senior member of the Hong Kong Bar, active in civil appellate and international litigation and arbitration cases. He is a Chinese National and a permanent resident of the HKSAR. He was Chief Advisor to the China Securities Regulatory Commission ("CSRC") from September 1998 to June 2004 at the personal invitation of former Premier Zhu Rongji. He remains a member of the International Advisory Board of the CSRC. He was Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission from 1995 to 1998. He was elected Chairman of the Technical Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions for 1996 - 1998. Prior to his appointment to the Chair of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission he was in private legal practice, which he began in 1979, after 13 years in the Hong Kong Civil Service. His late appointment with the Hong Kong Government was as an Assistant Director of the Independent Commission Against Corruption. In private legal practice, he practiced trial and appellate advocacy in the Hong Kong Courts and until 1997, in the Privy Council in London. From 1984 to 1986, he was in active practice as a member of the California Bar, specialising in international financial transactions, and was briefly associated with the firm of Pilsbury Madison & Sutr now merged into Pilsbury Winthrop.

From 1991 to 1994, he was a member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Council and its Listing Committee, and chaired its Disciplinary Committee and Debt Securities Group, and the Legal Committee of the Hong Kong and China Listing Working Group. He also served on many public boards and committees and was a leading board member of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Neoh was Chairman of the Planning Committee established to set up the Law School (now Faculty of Law) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The Law School is now established with over 1000 students. He is presently a member of the Advisory Board of the Law Faculty and an executive committee member of the Council of the Chinese University. From 1 July 1997 to 30 June 2008, he was a member of the Hong Kong SAR Basic Law Committee under the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. In this capacity, he has participated in many fundamental interpretations of the Basic Law of Hong Kong.

He is also appointed Arbitrator, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Hon. Legal Advisor to the Shenzhen Municipal Government, and Senior Economic Advisor to the Fujian and Tianjin governments and from October 2001 to December 2005, he was Senior Advisor to the Bank of China Hong Kong Board, which is a non-executive position. He is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Bank of China and Shenhua Energy Holdings Limited (listed in the HK Stock Exchange).

Mr. Neoh was appointed Queen's Counsel (now retitled Senior Counsel) in April 1990. A law graduate of London University, he was called to the English Bar by Gray's Inn in 1976. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Law School on 1990/91 and for September 2001 - May 2002, he was Visiting Professor from Practice at the Harvard Law School. In 2004, he was appointed for that Academic Year Nomura Visiting Professor of International Finance from Practice by the Harvard Law School, a position he was unable to take up due to pressure of work in Hong Kong. He was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by the Chinese University in 2003. He also holds many adjunct, honorary and visiting professional appointments in universities in the Mainland of China and the Hong Kong SAR of China. In 2009, he was elected Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities Institute and an Academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences. His research interests are in legal and financial history and regulation of financial markets and the financial services.


Mr. Andrew Khoo

Assistant Managing Director (Policy, Risk & Surveillance), Monetary Authority of Singapore


Mr. Khoo is Assistant Managing Director (Policy, Risk and Surveillance) at the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He oversees prudential policy, specialist risk supervision and macroeconomic surveillance. He joined MAS in 1997 and held various positions within MAS since then. He was responsible for capital markets supervision from 2004 until his current appointment in April 2010.

Prof. Thomas Cooley

Paganelli-Bull Professor of Economics and Dean Emeritus, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University


Thomas F. Cooley is the Paganelli-Bull Professor of Economics at the New York University Stern School of Business, as well as a Professor of Economics in the NYU Faculty of Arts and Science. The former President of the Society for Economic Dynamics and a Fellow of the Econometric Society, Professor Cooley is a widely published scholar in the areas of macroeconomic theory, monetary theory and policy and the financial behavior of firms, and is recognized as a national leader in both macroeconomic theory and business education. Professor Cooley was Dean of NYU Stern from 2002-2010.

Responding to the financial crisis of fall 2008, Professor Cooley spearheaded a research and policy initiative that yielded 18 white papers by 33 NYU Stern professors, later published as “Restoring Financial Stability: How to Repair a Failed System,” (Wiley, March 2009). He also writes a weekly opinion column for

Professor Cooley is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.

Before joining NYU Stern, Professor Cooley was a Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester, University of Pennsylvania, and UC Santa Barbara. Prior to his academic career, Professor Cooley was a systems engineer for IBM Corporation. Professor Cooley received his BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his MA and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a doctorem honoris causa from the Stockholm School of Economics.


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