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Webinar: Is this time different, for emerging markets?

Date/Time: 21-Nov-2017 1600hrs - 1715hrs
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​​It has been 20 years since the Asian Financial Crisis and the region appears to be chugging along just fine with only minor scares.  In fact, the same can be said of emerging markets from Latin America to Eastern Europe.  By the rhythm of financial crises, starting from the Latin American debt crisis in the early 1980s to the sub-prime crisis in the late 2000s, it would appear that the buck should be passed to emerging markets right around now. 

"This time is different" is the most dangerous four words in investment.  Crises happen suddenly, and almost always in an environment where investors believe that fundamentals are stronger than before. Suffice it to say that Asian markets have peaked since the Federal Reserve ended quantitative easing in 2014, only to head higher when Trump took office in 2017.  If this time is different for emerging market because of the Trump premium, then the thread is indeed very thin.

Join us at this webinar to find out more!

About the speaker

Dr Lee Boon Keng is currently Associate Professor, Banking & Finance, and Director of the Centre for Applied Financial Education at the Nanyang Business School in Nanyang Technological University.

He returned to the University after a 15 year stint in the financial industry to drive efforts in raising the employability of graduates. This is done by systematically introducing platform-based learning into the curriculum, where students are required to learn how to analyse the financial market and manage portfolios with platforms commonly used in the industry such as Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. Students graduating from the programme are expected to be desk-ready and able to hit the ground running.

Before returning to the University in 2014, Dr Lee was Managing Director and the Head of Investment Solutions Group at Bank Julius Baer in Singapore. There, he managed a team of about 50 specialists in research, investment advisory, fund solutions, portfolio management and wealth and tax planning. He also led a team in managing a portfolio of around USD1bn.

Prior to Bank Julius Baer, Dr Lee was the Chief Investment Strategist in Wealth Management at UBS, Singapore. Before UBS, he was the market strategist in Global Financial Markets and Private Banking at DBS Bank in Singapore.

Dr Lee obtained his Ph.D in Economics at the New York University and his B.A. in Mathematics at Northwestern University. He joined Nanyang Technological University as an Assistant Professor in Economics between 1993 and 2000.

Published on: 30-Oct-2017

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