by Matt Charles
Summit will convene asset management experts to
examine “Global Growth and the Next Breakthrough Economy.”
Two of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business' research Centers of
Excellence, the Center for Global Initiatives and Center for Asset Management, will convene
the first Shanghai Investing Summit 9 May 2014 in Shanghai, China.
From one of Asia's most dynamic cities, asset management experts
and leaders in the field ― hosted by Darden's top-ranked faculty — will identify the next best investments in both the large, core
emerging markets and in new pockets of performance. Attendees will
leave the summit with actionable investing ideas on new
opportunities and trends, based on active discussion with leaders
in the field.
Asset managers, investors and MBA students can register via the
Darden Shanghai Investing Summit website (www.darden.virginia.edu/shanghaisummit).
The event will take place 9 May 2014 at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel
Centre, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
"From one of the world's most energetic financial centers, we'll
delve into the investment ideas that will help investors thrive in
this challenging global environment," said Darden Dean Robert F. Bruner.
The Shanghai Investing Summit is a synergistic collaboration
between two of Darden's research Centers of Excellence. The Center
for Global Initiatives strengthens and expands Darden's global
community through educational opportunities and building
partnerships, while the Center for Asset Management generates
thought leadership and provides professional development
opportunities in the field of asset management.
The summit will showcase speakers from the Shanghai region and
around the world. Keynote speakers will include:
- Robert F. Bruner, Dean, University of Virginia Darden School of
- Yifei Li, China Chair, Man Group
Industry experts will explore three topics:
Hedge Fund and Alternatives Outlook in Emerging
- Moderator — John Macfarlane III, Founding Partner
and Chair, Vinci Zafferano Capital
- Patrik Edsparr, CIO & Co-Founder, Tor Investment
- Hua Fan, Ph.D., Head of Fixed Income and Absolute Return
Investment Department, China Investment Corporation
- Fanglu Wang, Senior Managing Director, CITIC Capital
Large Institutional Investors' Perspectives on Global
- Moderator — Larry Kochard, CEO & CIO,
University of Virginia Investment Management Company
- Mark Machin, Senior Vice President & Head of International,
President, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Asia
- Ichiro Suzuki, Senior Portfolio Manager, Nomura Asset
New Investing Opportunities Panel
- Qing Shan Liu, CEO, Manulife TEDA Fund Management Co.
Shanghai United Media Group is the official media sponsor.
Corporate sponsors include CFA China and the Virginia Economic
Development Partnership. The event is open to the public;
registration fees apply. For more information and to register,
please visit the Darden Shanghai Investing Summit website (www.darden.virginia.edu/shanghaisummit).
The summit forms part of Darden's third annual Global Leadership Forum, which takes place 9-10 May 2014. The
forum leverages Darden's powerful alumni network as participants
pinpoint the best next global investment opportunities.
About the Darden School of Business
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is
one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, Ph.D.
and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience
combines the case study method, top-ranked faculty whose research
advances global managerial practice and business education, and a
tight-knit learning environment to develop responsible and complete
leaders who are ready to make an impact.
About the Darden Center for Global
The Darden Center for Global Initiatives strengthens and expands
Darden's global community, in Charlottesville and around the world,
by providing educational opportunities and by building
partnerships. The center designs and provides transformational
global academic experiences for MBA students, develops and manages
global partner school networks, supports student co-curricular
activity that is globally-focused, and serves as a hub for global
activity at the Darden School.
About the Darden Center for Asset
The Darden Center for Asset Management serves as a hub of thought
leadership and professional development for faculty, students,
alumni and business practitioners in the field of asset management.
The center prepares future leaders for the industry and delivers a
steady stream of research exploring the full spectrum of asset
classes in this important field: equities, fixed income, cash,
currency, real estate, infrastructure, hedge funds and private
Director of Media Relations
Darden School of Business
University of Virginia
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