Global Head of Research, Analysis and Strategy/Amundi
Philippe Ithurbide joined Amundi Asset Management as global head of Research, Analysis and Strategy in July 2010. Since 2006, Philippe Ithurbide has worked at ≪ Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec ≫ (Montreal).
A member of the Executive Committee and of the asset allocation committee he was, in turn, Executive Vice President in charge of fixed income, currency and credit, from 2007 to 2009, and of multi asset class overlay strategy subsequently.
He was previously in charge of strategic investment in the fixed income and credit division. Prior to that, he worked for Societe Generale (SG Corporate and Investment Bank) from 1991 to 2006 as Head of Research in foreign exchange, fixed income and commodities, having joined as Chief Economist and Member of the board of SG’s pension fund N(2000‐2006), he was in charge of asset allocation. In 1989 he was appointed Chief Economist at the Manufacturers Hanover Bank after 2 years in the same role at the Banque Francaise de Commerce Exterieur (BFCE).
Philippe Ithurbide started his career as teacher/researcher at the University of Bordeaux, Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Recherche Economiques (part of the Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)) in 1982. For more than 20 years he taught at several universities, in France (in Bordeaux in particular), in Spain, in Columbia, in the US, and more recently, between 2000 and 2005, at HEC Paris. He published theoretical papers on international finance (topics such as “Rational bubbles and gold market”, “Voluntary exports restraints: a general equilibrium model”, Protectionism and exchange rate regime”, “Pension funds: the role for Indexed linked bonds in an Asset‐Liabilities Management perspective” …) and books such as “The economic status of gold”, or French firms and foreign exchange risk: dollar versus EMS”.
Born in 1958, Philippe Ithurbide holds a PhD in International Economics and Finance, and Aptitude for Research Direction from the University of Bordeaux.
Chief Executive Officer, Asia/Macquarie Group Limited
Alex Harvey is Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie’s operations in Asia.
Alex joined Macquarie in 1999 from Bankers Trust and has over 15 years experience in the financial services industry having led equity, debt and advisory transactions in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States.
Before being appointed Asia CEO Alex was Global Head of the Telecommunications, Media, Entertainment and Technology (TMET) Group in Macquarie Capital and a member of Macquarie Capital’s Operations Committee.
Prior to assuming the Global Head of TMET role, Alex was Managing Director of Macquarie Media Group, now Southern Cross Media, where he led the creation of the group and the initial public offering.
Alex has extensive transaction experience having led transactions involving Telstra, Powertel AAPT,
Request DSL, British Telecom, PCCW, Southern Cross Media, DMG/RG Capital, Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group, Macquarie Media Group, Taiwan Broadband Communications and CJ Cablenet.
Alex is a member of Macquarie Capital’s Principal Investments Committee. Alex holds a Master of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University.
Asia Chief Economist/ING Bank
Tim Condon is chief economist, Asia with ING Bank, based in Singapore. After earning a Ph.D. in economics from Georgetown University, Tim began his career as an economist with the World Bank in Washington, DC. There he worked as a country economist on Hungary from 1987 to 1992 and, from 1992 to 1996, on Indonesia, during which time he was based at the World Bank’s Jakarta office.
Tim left the World Bank in 1996 to join Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong as a regional economist with responsibility for Southeast Asia. He gained considerable exposure among investors as well as regional government officials during the Asian financial crisis.
In 1999 Tim moved to ING Barings to head the firm’s financial markets research for Asia ex-Japan, based in Hong Kong. While there he served as an external advisor to the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, an economic research institute established by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
Tim has overall responsibility for ING Bank’ Asian fixed income research and is directly responsible for the coverage of Asian sovereign US dollar bonds as well as for currency and interest rate strategy. He moved to Singapore in August 2004.
Head of FX & Local Markets Strategy Asia/Citi Group
Patrick Parret-Green is Head of Citi Asia FX & Rates Strategy, based in Singapore. Prior to moving to Singapore, Patrick was a desk strategist and trader in G10 rates for Citi in London. Before joining Citi in 2007 he was Chief Strategist at Mizuho Capital Markets in London and prior to that was a trader and portfolio manager. Patrick Is a noted public speaker and regular guest host on CNBC and other media. He is a graduate of LSE.
President/Korea Capital Market Institute
Dr. Hyoung-Tae Kim is the President of Korea Capital Market Institute(KCMI), the most prestigious financial markets research institute in Korea. Dr, Kim is also a member of National Economic Advisory Council (Advisory Council for the President of Korea), Advisory Council of G20 Research Group (Munk Institute), Foreign Exchange Market Stability Committee (Ministry of Strategy and Finance), Financial Advancement Committee (Financial Services Commission), and Financial Regulation Evaluation Committee. (Financial Supervisory Service).In addition, he served as a member of Finance Development Committee and a member of Policy Advisory and Evaluation Committee, Ministry of Finance and Economy. He was also a member of Regulation Reform Advisory Committee of Financial Supervisory Commission. He used to be a World Bank Consultant and served as an advisor of Korea Exchange. Dr. Kim received a B.B.A. and M.B.A. at Business School of Seoul National University. He received a Ph.D. in Finance from Seoul National University. Dr. Kim served as a post-doctorate at MIT and a senior research fellow at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kim’s research interest includes Financial System Architecture, Global Capital Market, Private Equity Fund, Structured Finance, and Investment Banking.
Senior Advisor to the President for International Economy/
Dr. Jong-Wha Lee is Senior Advisor to the President for International Economy and G-20 Sherpa in the Republic of Korea. He is also professor in the economics department of Korea University and currently on leave. He was the Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Head of ADB’s Office of Regional Economic Integration from March 2007 to September 2010.
Dr. Lee has over 20 years of professional experience as an economist and an academic. He worked as Economist at the International Monetary Fund and taught at Harvard University and Australian National University. He had served as a consultant to the Harvard Institute for International Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank.
Dr. Lee was the Director of the International Center for Korean Studies at Korea University. He has published numerous books and reviewed journal articles in English and Korean, especially on topics relating to human capital, growth, financial crisis, and economic integration.
Dr. Lee, a national of the Republic of Korea, obtained his Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Economics from Harvard University, and his Master’s and Bachelor degrees in Economics from Korea University in Seoul.
Professor of The China Center for Economic Research/Beijing University
Professor, the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) and the National School of Development (NSD), Peking University. He currently serves as the director of CCER and deputy dean of NSD in charge of academic affairs and the editor of the center’s house journal China Economic Quarterly. His current research interests are in China’s export-oriented growth and its relation with the global economy. He has published many papers in international and domestic journals as well as several solely authored and coauthored books on institutional economics and economic development in China including Economic Reform and Institutional Innovation (Gale Asia/Cengage Learning, 2009), CSR and Competitiveness in China (co-author, Foreign Languages Press, 2009), and China’s Economic Reform and Growth (co-editor, Routledge, 2010). He is also a prolific writer for magazines and newspapers including Foreign Affairs and The Financial Times. In addition to his position in CCER, he has been a visiting professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison, International University of Japan, Stanford University, Cornell University, and New York University.
He serves as an associate editor for Agricultural Economics and World Development. He is a member of the Peking University Academic Committee in Social Sciences, and also a member of the China Finance 40 Forum.
He was awarded the 2009 Sun Yefang Economics Award --- the highest economics award in China, the 2008 and 2010 Pu Shan Award in International Economics, and the 2008 Zhang Peigang Award in Development Economics. He was awarded the title of Best Teacher by the Peking University Student Union in 2006 and was named a Young Leader by the Nanfang People Weekly in 2008.
Dr. Yao obtained his B.S. of geography in 1986 and M.S. of economics in 1989, both from Peking University, and his Ph.D. in development economics from the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996.
Chairman/Stirling Finance Limited
Mr. Stuart Leckie is Chairman of Stirling Finance Limited and advises on investments and pensions in Asia. He is the author of books titled “Investment Funds in China” and “Pension Funds in China”. He is the Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association, acts as an advisor or trustee to a number of funds and is a member of the CFA Institute Advisory Council.
Mr. Leckie has been based in Hong Kong since 1979. He has served as the Chairman of Watson Wyatt in Asia - Pacific and as Chairman of Fidelity Investments, Asia-Pacific. He has advised the Chinese Government on pensions reform and advised the Hong Kong Government on the establishment of the Mandatory Provident Fund. He was a Director of Exchange Fund Investment Limited which managed the Hong Kong Government’s Tracker Fund, the first E.T.F. in Asia.
Mr. Leckie has an Honours degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of Glasgow, and he is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (U.K.) and of the Society of Actuaries (U.S.A.). Mr. Leckie has been President of the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong. He is appointed Justice of the Peace by the Hong Kong Government, and was awarded an O.B.E. by the British Government.
Prior to founding The Hina Group, Dr. Chen was Founder, Chairman and CEO of GRIC Communications, which he led to its successful IPO on the NASDAQ in 1999. Before GRIC, he was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Aimnet, a leading regional Internet service provider, which was sold to NTT/Verio in 1996.
Dr. Chen is a highly respected new economy leader in the Asia Pacific community. He was the President and Chairman of the Asian American MultiTech Association (AAMA) in 2000 and 2001 respectively; AAMA is the largest Asia Pacific focused high-tech business and executive association in Silicon Valley with over 1000 members. He also served as the founding president of Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association (HYSTA) from 2000 to 2003, the most prominent club of mainland born Chinese business leaders in Silicon Valley and China.
Dr. Chen received his Ph.D in computer science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1982 at the age of 19.
Distinguished Professor/Korea University
Yung Chul Park is distinguished professor in the division of international studies, Korea University. He previously served as the chief economic adviser to the President of Korea, as president of the Korea Development Institute, and as president of the Korea Institute of Finance. He also worked for the International Monetary Fund. He has written and edited several books including Monetary and Financial Cooperation in East Asia: The Relavance of European Experience (Oxford University Press, 2010).
Chairman/Financial Services Commission
1978 B.A Business Administration, Seoul National University, Korea
2011.01~ Chairman, Financial Services Commission (FSC)
2008.09 President, Nonghyup Economic Research Institute
2007.02 Vice Minister, Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE)
2006.10 Vice Chairman, FSC
2005.06 Deputy Minister, MOFE
2005.02 Commissioner, Financial Intelligence Unit, MOFE
2004.01 Director General, Financial Policy Bureau, MOFE
2001.05 Director General, Supervisory Policy Bureau, FSC
2001.02 Director, Supervisory Policy Division, FSC
2000.03 Director Coordination and Planning, FSC
1996.06 Director, Legal Division, FSC
1999.01 Director, Securities System Division, MOFE
1998.03 Director, Economy Analysis Division, MOFE
1997.01 Director, Foreign Capital Division, MOFE
1995.10 Director, Real-Name Financial Transaction System Task Force
1995.05 Senior Deputy Director, Financial Policy Division, Ministry of Finance (MOF)
1988.04 Deputy Director, Financial Policy Division, MOF
1983.10 Deputy Director, FX Policy Division, MOF
1983.08 Deputy Director, Office of the Deputy Minister, MOF
1981.05 Deputy Director, Office of Research Statistics, MOF
1980.05 Acting Deputy Director, Ministry of Interior
*passed the 23rd Higher Civil Service Examination
2002.12 Red Stripes, Order of Service Merit by the President of ROK
2000.09 Go-Woon Cultural Award (Creativity) by Go-Woon Cultural Foundation
1992.09 Service Merit Medal by the President of ROK
1987.12 Presidential Commendation
Chairman & CEO/KDB Financial Group, Korea Development Bank
Mr. Kang received a bachelor's degree in law from Seoul National University and a master's degree in economics from New York University.
After passing the Senior Government Examination in 1970, he started his government career in the Ministry of Finance, serving as Director General of Finance / International Finance / Taxation Bureaus, and Financial Attaché of the Korean Embassy in the US. Mr. Kang then assumed key leadership positions including the Commissioner of Customs Service, Vice Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Vice Minister of Finance and Economy, Executive Vice Chairman of Korea International Trade Association, and President of Seoul Development Institute.
More recently, Mr. Kang headed the Ministry of Strategy and Finance as Minister, moving on to serve as the Senior Economic Advisor to the President, and Chairman of the Presidential Council on National Competitiveness.
At the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Kang worked for the introduction of Value Added Tax, implementation of real-name financial and real estate transactions, financial and insurance market deregulation and opening, and trade promotion. During the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, he coordinated monetary, fiscal and tax policies as Vice Minister of Finance and Economy, and undertook a fundamental reform of the financial system including central banking and financial supervision, as well as negotiating the Policy Program of the IMF.
As the Minister of Strategy and Finance in 2008, Mr. Kang designed major economic policies of Lee Myung-bak administration, called as MBnomics, with key pillars such as tax cuts, deregulation, and fundamental-reflecting foreign exchange rates. He has also been recognized for having contributed to making Korea the first OECD nation to overcome the Global Economic Crisis through measures such as proactive fiscal policy and currency swaps with the US, China, and Japan. During his term as the Senior Economic Advisor to the President, and Chairman of the Presidential Council on National Competitiveness, Mr. Kang led key initiatives of President Lee Myung-bak including economic crisis management, creating a business-friendly environment, and accumulating social capital.
Mr. Kang was appointed to head the KDB Financial Group and the Korea Development Bank as Chairman and CEO in 2011, and is leading its businesses in banking, securities, insurance, venture capital, lease, credit cards, and funds.
He is the author of Thirty Years of Korean Economy-Value Added Tax to Economic Crisis, published in 2005 by Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI).
Chairman of Asia-Pacific/BlackRock
Mark McCombe, Senior Managing Director, is BlackRock's Chairman, Asia-Pacific. Mr. McCombe is responsible for all business activity in the region, which includes Greater China, Japan, Australia, Singapore, India, Korea. He is a member of BlackRock's Global Executive Committee and Global Operating Committee.
Mr. McCombe has had an international career in finance spanning more than 20 years. Before joining BlackRock, he served as Chief Executive Officer in Hong Kong, for The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. He was also a Group General Manager of HSBC plc, a Non-Executive Director of Hang Seng Bank Ltd, and a Chairman of HSBC Global Asset Management (HK) Ltd. Prior to that, he was based in London where he was Chief Executive of HSBC Global Asset Management. In this capacity Mr. McCombe was responsible for all of HSBC's fund management businesses, including latterly the real estate and Private Equity businesses. Before that, Mr. McCombe was Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd, a position which included responsibility for Private Banking in the Channel Islands and Luxembourg. Between 1990 and 2005, Mr. McCombe lived and worked in France, Turkey, the U.S., Japan, the Middle East, in a variety of roles in financial services.
Mr. McCombe has served on a number of finance industry bodies during his career. Most recently he was a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, a member of the Banking Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and a committee member of the Hong Kong Association of Banks. He has also been a Board member on the Community Chest and is currently involved on the Boards of Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children and the Hong Kong Red Cross.
Mr. McCombe earned an MA degree from Aberdeen University and attended Wharton Business School. He was recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours List in 2006 with an OBE.
Asia Chief Economist/BNP Paribas
Richard Iley is Chief Asia Economist for BNP Paribas based in Hong Kong. Mr. Iley publishes daily research notes, appears on numerous television and radio shows including CNBC and CNN and is quoted frequently. Before moving to Hong Kong, Mr. Iley worked in the firm’s New York office covering the US economy for over 4 years. Before moving to New York, Richard was a member of BNP Paribas’ Market Economics team in London covering both the UK and US economies.
Prior to joining BNP Paribas in July 2003, Mr. Iley spent over six years at ABN AMRO working as their chief UK economist. Before moving to the private sector, he worked at HM Treasury from 1994 to 1996 providing ministerial briefing on the UK and global economies and also working on the Treasury’s first assessment of the implications of EMU. Mr. Iley holds degrees from University College, London and the University of Sussex. With Professor Mervyn Lewis, he is the author of ‘Untangling The US Deficit: Evaluating Causes, Cures and Global Imbalances’ (Edward Elgar Press, 2007).
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Investment Advisor/Korea Investment Corporation
Mr. Scott E Kalb is currently Investment Advisor of KIC and was previously its Chief Investment Officer from April 2009 till March 2012. Mr Kalb comes with more than 20 years of international experience in asset management and research. Prior to joining KIC, he was Senior Portfolio Manager at Balyasny Asset Management (BAM) from 2006 to 2008. Before that, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager at Black Arrow Capital Management - a firm that Mr. Kalb helped co-found - during 2002-2006.
From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Kalb was Vice-President and Senior Equity Portfolio Manager at Tudor Investment Corp. From 1990 to 1999, he was with Citigroup, where he was Managing Director and Head of international equity research at Smith Barney International Asset Management. In addition, he was with Drexel Burnham Lambert in London, and James Capel & Co earlier in his career. He also served as economic consultant at Korea’s Economic Planning Board and the Ministry of Finance from 1984 to 1986.
Mr. Kalb received an MA in economics from Harvard University and a BA from Oberlin University.
President/Korea Insurance Research Institute
Dr. Daesik Kim is the President of the Korea Insurance Research Institute(KIRI), a leading think tank of Korea’s insurance and finance sectors.
He has served as a member of various advisory committees in both governmental and private sectors, including Financial Supervisory Services(FSS) Evaluation Committee, the Financial Institutions Coalition Arbitration Committee, Public Fund Management Committee and the Presidential Council of National Competitiveness to name a few. He also has served as a board member of numerous financial companies including KDB Financial Group, Shinhan Bank, and Korea Life Insurance Company. He is also a board member of Financial Investors Protection Foundation.
He received his MBA and Ph.D. in Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has held a professorship at the School of Management, the State University of New York at Buffalo and before joining the KIRI, he was the professor of finance at Hanyang University. His research interests are financial institutions and markets and financial institutions management. He served as the President of the Korea Finance Association and the Korea. Money and Finance Association.