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April 23-26, 2018  | New York, NY


An advanced finance program that, thanks to its exclusive company visits, offers the possibility to obtain in-depth knowledge of global markets and investments selection strategies.


Held in New York and designed along with INCAE, Global Capital Markets & Investment Selection combines sessions on firm evaluation, investment selection and portfolio management, credit ratings and capital market monitoring, with varied company visits.


In the aftermath of the 2008 economic and financial crisis, the boom of emerging markets has become an investment opportunity for those interested in low risk profitability and diversification. However, identifying those markets and knowing how to choose the best investment possibilities continues to be a complex task.


Led by the world-class faculty of CKGSB and INCAE, participants will explore:


  • How can we transition from a traditional investor’s approach to a modern investment approach?
  • How can we enhance investments and make investors aware of and interested in our countries and companies?


Global Capital Markets & Investment Selection is an advanced program, not only because of the tools and subjects covered, but also because it presents the opportunity of obtaining an in-depth knowledge of global markets and investment strategies.


Why is this important?


Because it allows us to contrast, from an external perspective, the tools and techniques that we have obtained from practice, with the operative approach used by investment advisers in the real market.


Program Fee: $3,900 (U.S.) - Includes tuition, teaching materials, lunch and coffee breaks


To inquire about the program, please contact:


Alan Chen
Director of CKGSB (Americas)
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
601 Lexington Ave. 26th Fl.
New York, NY 10022
Tel: +1 646-627-7735
Cell: +1 646-642-2683
Fax: +1 646-627-7743



Who should attend Global Capital Markets & Investment Selection?


Global Capital Markets & Investment Selection is designed for financial managers, bank executives, brokers and investment bankers.



Why attend Global Capital Markets & Investment Selection?


Global Capital Markets & Investment Selection offers an in-depth approach into topics such as Chinese Financial System, leverage of the Chinese Stock Market and credit rating, among others. In addition, it will include visits to global companies in New York City (see “Company Visits” tab for more details).


The program combines:


  • Master sessions for the development of conceptual frameworks;
  • Case analysis to illustrate evaluation and decision-making processes;
  • Valuation exercises to apply concepts and techniques of financial analysis; and,
  • Simulation workshops to perform sensitivity analysis, exposure assessment and risk management.

Throughout Global Capital Markets & Investment Selection, participants will focus on achieving the following objectives:


  • Enhancing emerging market investments and making investors aware of and interested in their companies and countries.
  • Transitioning from a traditional investor’s approach to a modern investment approach.


Global Capital Markets & Investment Selection participants will take visits to global companies in New York City. In years past, these company visits have included:





Morgan Stanley


One of the world’s top multinational investment banking and financial services companies, operating in 24 countries around the globe.








A large American private company providing economic, financial and computerized information, and legal regulatory and compliance news and research.








This American stock exchange is the second-largest in the world by market capitalization.








An essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets.


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The Wall Street Experience Walking Tour


Guided by Wall Street insiders, participants will see world-famous landmarks including the NYSE, Federal Reserve and more on this tour of New York City’s Financial District.


CKGSB Academic Director


Huining (Henry) Cao is a Professor of Finance, Chair of the Finance Department and the Faculty Director of the Finance MBA at CKGSB. He earned a Ph.D. in Finance in 1995 from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Pathology in 1991 from Yale University.


His research areas include: Asset Pricing, Microstructure, Options Pricing and International Finance.


Before joining CKGSB, he taught at UC Berkeley, UCSD, Ohio State University, Carnegie Mellon and UNC Chapel Hill.


Cao's research has been published in journals including Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Business, Review of Finance and Marketing Science. Cao is the co-editor of International Financial Review and sits on the editorial board of Annals of Economics and Finance and China Financial Review.


He has also received numerous awards for teaching and research excellence, including the Smith-Breeden Award in 1998 (nomination); and Journal of Finance Best Paper Award in 2000 (nomination).




INCAE Academic Director


Arnoldo Camacho is a full professor who teaches finance and quantitative methods at INCAE. He is from Costa Rica and specializes in banking, finance and microeconomics. He is the author of two books about financial markets and has written several case studies.


He has been a consultant since 1986 in the areas of Money, Banking, Bank Supervision, Macroeconomic Analysis, Economic Policy Management and Farm Finance for IDB, IICA, CEPAL, Arizona State University, The Ohio State University, DAI Inc., CEPAL/Chile, and USAID/different countries. He has been an advisor to both the public and private sectors in Central America, Belize, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and Madagascar. He has full command of Spanish, English and French.






Edward I. Altman is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance, Emeritus at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He is the Director of Research in Credit and Debt Markets at the NYU Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions. Prior to serving in his present position, Professor Altman chaired the Stern School's MBA Program for 12 years. Dr. Altman was named to the Max L. Heine endowed professorship at Stern in 1988 and his Emeritus status in September 2015. Dr. Altman has an international reputation as an expert on corporate bankruptcy, high yield bonds, distressed debt and credit risk analysis. He was named Laureate 1984 by the Hautes Etudes Commerciales Foundation in Paris for his accumulated works on corporate distress prediction models and procedures for firm financial rehabilitation and awarded the Graham & Dodd Scroll for 1985 by the Financial Analysts Federation for his work on Default Rates on High Yield Corporate Debt and was named "Profesor Honorario" by the University of Buenos Aires in 1996 and “Honorary Doctorate” from Lund University (Sweden) in 2011 and the Warsaw School of Economics in 2015. He was an advisor to the Centrale dei Bilanci in Italy and to several foreign central banks. Professor Altman is also the Chairman of the Academic Advisory Council of the Turnaround Management Association. He was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame in 2001, President of the Financial Management Association (2003) and a FMA Fellow in 2004 and was amongst the inaugural inductees into the Turnaround Management Association’s Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2005, Dr. Altman was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by the Treasury & Risk Management magazine.




Harrison Hong is the John R. Eckel Jr. Professor in Financial Economics at Columbia University. He was previously the John Scully ’66 Professor of Economics and Finance at Princeton University until July 2016. He received his B.A. in economics and statistics with highest distinction from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and his Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T. in 1997. His work has covered diverse topics, including behavioral finance and market efficiency, agency and biased decisions, organizational diseconomies and performance, social interaction and investor behavior, and social responsibility and the stock market. In 2009, he was awarded the Fischer Black Prize, given once every two years to the best American finance economist under the age of 40. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and currently an editor of the International Journal of Central Banking. He has been an associate editor at the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation and a Director of the American Finance Association.




Ingo Walter holds the Seymour Milstein Chair in Finance, Corporate Governance and Ethics Emeritus at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He has been on the faculty at New York University since 1970. From 1971 to 1979 he was Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and subsequently served a number of terms as Chair of International Business and Chair of Finance. Subsequently he served as Director of the New York University Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions from 1990 to 2003 and Director of the Stern Global Business Institute from 2003 to 2006. He was Dean of the Faculty of the Stern School from 2008 to 2012.


Dr. Walter has had visiting professorial appointments at the Free University of Berlin, University of Mannheim, University of Zurich, University of Basel, the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, IESE in Spain, University of Western Australia and various other academic and research institutions. He also held a joint appointment as Professor of International Management at INSEAD in France and Singapore from 1986 to 2005, and remains a Visiting Professor there.


His current areas of academic activity include international financial intermediation and banking. He has published papers in most of the professional journals in international economics and finance, and is the author, co-author or editor of 27 books, most recently The Infrastructure Finance Challenge (London: OpenBook, 2017).


He has served as a consultant to various corporations, banks, government agencies and international institutions, and has held a number of board memberships. He received his AB summa cum laude and MS degrees from Lehigh University and his PhD degree from New York University.



Established in Beijing in November 2002 with generous support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business is a private, non-profit, independent educational institution and the only business school in China with faculty governance. The school offers innovative MBA, Finance MBA, Executive MBA and Executive Education programs. In addition to its main campus in the center of Beijing, it has campuses in Shanghai and Shenzhen and offices in Hong Kong, London and New York.








In over 50 years of experience in Latin America, INCAE Business School has offered more than 60 full-time MBA programs and more than 30 Executive MBA programs. This experience, combined with constant research innovation, a first class faculty and the relentless desire to create leaders has allowed INCAE to recently obtain high distinctions at an international level. INCAE has consistently been ranked as the best business school in Latin America during recent years, and it has been recognized as one of the 10 best business schools in the world.


To inquire about​ the program, please contact:


Alan Chen

Director of CKGSB (Americas)
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
601 Lexington Ave. 26th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Tel: +1 646-627-7735
Cell: +1 646-642-2683
Fax: +1 646-627-7743


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