Financial Practitioners and Academics Connect

A financial lecture series got underway this week at NYU Shanghai to facilitate the communication between finance industry practitioners and leading academics in the field.

Launched with an inviting talk by Hu Bin, CEO of Coefficient Investment, the series, organized by Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai (VINS) and the Chinese Finance Association (TCFA), will be held on the last Tuesday every month. The organizers are seeking to promote discussions about latest developments in finance engineering and encouraging the sharing of working experiences.

In his talk titled Derivatives and Risk Hedging, Dr. Hu talked about the rapid development of hedge funds, the different strategies they employ and the critical role the funds play in the markets. He also explained the financial crises over the last 25 years.

Dr. Hu, a CFA member, founded Coefficient Investment (Shanghai) in 2013 and has since served as the CEO/CIO. Prior to that, he served as the CEO/CIO of BNY Mellon Western Fund Management Company Limited between 2008 and 2012.  

Over 100 audience members participated in this event, including finance industry insiders, scholars and NYU Shanghai students.

SIGN UP FOR NEXT LECTURE:  Controlling Volatility in the Chinese Stock Market, with Professor Richardson of the NYU Stern School of Business Tuesday April 26, 18:00 - 19:30