Presented by Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Malaysia.
6 pm HKT | 5 am CDT | 11 am BST
"Are we in the midst of an equity bubble sparked by an excessive central bank response to the COVID19 pandemic?"
"How are Quants reshaping the funds to address the market movements."?
We have Peter J. Fort, formerly head of Morgan Stanley Middle East Mergers & Acquisitions and a graduate from Harvard University as well Chicago Booth, with an MBA in Finance, where he graduated first in his class
Ben Charoenwong (PhD & MBA 2017), Asst. Professor at the National University of Singapore and Head of Research at Chicago Global, discussing the current economic situations around the world.
Don't forget to tune in to our 4th episode on July 3rd at 6pm.
Peter J Fort (Speaker) '02
Former Head of Morgan Stanley Middle East Mergers & Acquisitions
Peter J Fort graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international political economics, and also pursued studies at National University of Singapore, Thammasat University, Thailand and Tokyo International University, Japan.
He subsequently earned his Master of Business Administration degree, with a focus on Finance, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he graduated first in his class.
Peter is a White House Presidential Scholar and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society. Peter is the managing partner at Silver Skyline Capital, a multi-strategy asset management vehicle with a focus on real estate and equity investments. Silver Skyline Capital is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Peter previously worked with Morgan Stanley for 10 years as the Head of Mergers, Acquisitions (M&A) and Restructuring for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Relocating from New York to Dubai in 2006, Peter played an instrumental role in building Morgan Stanley's presence in the Middle East, leading over 50 international, regional and domestic M&A and restructuring transactions across a variety of sectors including energy, basic materials, industrial, transportation, aerospace, telecommunications, media, technology, financial institutions, infrastructure, utilities and real estate. Following his investment banking career, Peter was the Senior Economic Advisor to the Government of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Authority.
Ben Charoenwong (Speaker) '17
Head of Research and Co-founder, Chicago Global
Ben Charoenwong is head of research and co-founder of Chicago Global, a quantitative multi-strategy fund, and assistant professor of finance at the National University of Singapore where he teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses on international finance and economics and quantitative methods. Ben's academic research is in investment adviser misconduct, financial regulation, and corporate finance.
Ben holds a Ph.D. in finance and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he received the Eugene F. Fama and Fischer Black PhD Fellowship and was an inaugural winner of the Fama-Miller Liew PhD award. Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor of science in honors economics, honors statistics, and financial mathematics.
Ben previously worked at Citadel Investment Group teaching new quantitative analysts coding, machine learning, and financial econometrics. He has also served as expert consultant for LEK Consulting in applying machine-learning techniques in capital budgeting.
G U Renukanand (Moderator) '05
Managing Partner @Veneru Sdn Bhd / Vice President @Chicago Booth Alumni Club
Accomplished technology business developer and serial entrepreneur with 23 years of experience in managing startups to successful business ventures. Developed new businesses in B2B and B2C space. specialize in technology solutions development, technical valuation of new ventures, data analytics and customer experience.