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About the Masterclass

This Masterclass aims to comprehensively understand financial crises from academic and practitioner perspectives, focusing on past and recent crises in Asia. Participants will learn about the causes and evolution of financial crises and the key lessons learned from them. The session will also cover the impact of crises on financial markets and what this means for the future, explore the incentives, disincentives, and biases on Wall Street and how they affect capital market participants' behaviour. Participants will learn about the equilibrium (or disequilibrium) pricing of financial assets and how market participants' behaviour can influence it.

The Masterclass will delve into the basics of capital markets: understanding why capital markets exist, their functions, and the needs of their players. The session will also cover financial product design and which financial products and structures, such as equities, bonds, hedge funds, derivatives, private equity, real estate, and annuities, meet the particular function defined by the needs of its players.

About the speakers

Prof. Joseph Cherian, Practice Professor of Finance, Asia School of Business
Professor Cherian is a Practice Professor of Finance at the Asia School of Business. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from MIT and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Finance from Cornell University. He was previously a Practice Professor of Finance and Founding Director of the former Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at the National University of Singapore. Before that, he was Managing Director, Global Head, and CIO of the Quantitative Strategies Group at Credit Suisse in New York.

He currently advises Xen Capital, SGX, and Asia Asset Management, and serves on the Mercer-CFA Institute Global Pensions Index's Advisory Board in Australia. He has also served on Singapore's Central Provident Fund (CPF) Advisory Panel and the National Research Foundation's Early-Stage Venture Fund Evaluation Panel. Additionally, he has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bursa Malaysia, a Scientific Advisor to Nipun Capital, and a consultant to Fullerton Fund Management.

Prof. Jacob Cohen
Professor Cohen is the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Master's Programs and a Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Ethics, and Law at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has extensive experience in Asian markets, having served as Dean of INSEAD's MBA Program from 2008 to 2011. Professor Cohen has taught at many leading business schools, including Harvard Business School, INSEAD, Oxford Said, Cambridge Judge, Tsinghua SEM, and the Schwarzman Scholars program.

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