Responding to China’s Financial Turbulence: a Panel Discussion
2015-12-10  - New York

China’s recent financial turbulence has raised many burning questions: How has it already impacted both the US and Chinese markets? What is the trajectory for the future? What best practices should businesses develop in response?

Join an expert panel of elite academics and executives for an in-depth financial discussion of the current and future state of China’s economy. Click here to register.

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2015

CKGSB New York Office

601 Lexington Ave., Floor 26

New York, NY 10022



5:30PM – 6:00PM: Registration

6:00PM – 7:05PM: Opening Remarks and Panel Discussion led by ZHOU Li, Assistant Dean of CKGSB


  • CAO Huining (Henry), Professor of Finance and Chair of Finance Department at CKGSB
  • Blake ZHANG, Chairman of Asian Financial Society (AFS), Vice President at Deutsche Bank Securities Asset & Wealth Management Division
  • Henry MO, Managing Director and Deputy Chief Economist at AIG, Board Member of The Chinese Finance Association (TCFA)
  • Kevin CHEN, Co-Founder and CIO of Three Mountain Capital Management

7:05PM – 7:25PM: Q&A

7:25PM – 7:30PM: Closing Remarks by Alan CHEN, Director of Business Development, CKGSB Americas

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CAO Huining (Henry)

Professor of Finance and Chair of Finance Department at CKGSB

Dr. Cao is a Professor of Finance and Chair of the Finance Department at CKGSB, and also serves as Academic Director of the school’s Finance MBA. He earned a Ph.D. in finance in 1995 from UCLA and a Ph.D. in pathology in 1991 from Yale University. Before joining CKGSB, he taught at UC Berkeley, UCSD, Ohio State University, Carnegie Mellon and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Cao’s research has been published in journals including the 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 editor of International Financial Review and sits on the editorial board of Annals of Economics and Finance and China Financial Review.


Chairman of Asian Financial Society (AFS), Vice President at Deutsche Bank Securities Asset & Wealth Management Division

Blake Zhang is currently a Vice President at Deutsche Bank Securities Asset & Wealth Management division. He used to work as an Associate Director at Daiwa Capital Markets America on proprietary trading desk’s market risk management from firm-wide corporate level and individual trader’s perspective. Prior to Daiwa, Blake had five years with JP Morgan Chase on modeling and analytical works in credit lending risk management. Further back, he had eight years (1994-2001) in private equity industry in Singapore Pan Pacific Investment Group where he had $175 million transactional experience on 15 deals closed out of 150 businesses in various sectors such as real estate, consumer electronics, telecommunication and industrial product across the greater China area and North America region. Blake also had less than 2 years working in China MOFTEC system (today’s China Ministry of Commerce).

Zhang is originally from Beijing, China. He graduated with an MBA degree from NYU (Stern), MSc from National U. of Singapore and BSc from UIBE in Beijing. With over 20 years of experience across China, Singapore and USA markets, Blake is enriched with hands-on skills and professional experience to diagnose businesses from multiple angles and with various solutions on issues.

Zhang was elected by the Board and has served as AFS Chairman since November 2012. He joined AFS in 2008 and was AFS Vice Chairman in 2011 and Co-Chairman in 2012.

Henry MO

Managing Director and Deputy Chief Economist at AIG, Board Member of The Chinese Finance Association (TCFA)

Dr. Mo is a managing director and the deputy chief economist at AIG, where he is responsible for developing international residential and commercial real estate forecast models, and provides macroeconomic projections for the firm’s asset management and insurance businesses. Dr. Mo joined AIG December 2013.

Previously, Dr. Mo worked as a director and senior economist in the Economics Research team at Credit Suisse. His responsibilities included generating thematic economic research on issues regarding both the global and US economies, managing the coordination of the firm’s global economics research effort with 40+ economists, and producing the bank’s global economics forecasts. In recent years, Dr. Mo has been focused on structural changes in the U.S. economy after the Great Recession. Dr. Mo was among the few economists who first voiced concerns on rising structural unemployment following the Great Recession as early as September 2009. His work on smaller wealth effect after the Great Recession is also considered as one of the seminal researches on this topic. Dr. Mo’s research work was highly recognized and was regularly quoted by the world’s leading financial media, including Barron’s, Bloomberg, Financial Times, New York Times, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, etc.

Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Dr. Mo worked as a research assistant at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Dr. Mo received both his MPhil and PhD in Economics from the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York and BS in Electronics and Information System from Zhongshan University. He also studied in the Mathematics in Finance Program at New York University and in the Economics Program at the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, respectively. Dr. Mo has published his PhD research in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, and NBER Working Paper Series. In addition, Dr. Mo is a CFA charter holder. He is also a Board Member of The Chinese Finance Association (TCFA).

Kevin CHEN

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Three Mountain Capital Management

Dr. Chen is a founder and principal of Three Mountain Capital Management and serves as the Chief Investment Officer. Prior to Three Mountain Capital, Dr. Chen was a portfolio manager at Anji Capital Management from 2012 to 2013. Before joining Anji Capital Management, Dr. Chen was employed at Amundi Asset Management as a senior portfolio manager from 2008 to 2011. Prior to joining Amundi Asset Management, Dr. Chen was a portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc. from 2005 to 2008 after serving as Director of Asset Allocation from 2004 to 2005.  Before joining Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc., Dr. Chen was employed at China Development Bank as a trader on the foreign exchange desk from 1998 to 2000.  

Dr. Chen received his B.A. in Economics from Renmin University in 1998, his Master of Finance from Tilburg University’s Center for Economic Research (Netherlands) in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Lausanne’s Financial Asset Management Engineering Center (Switzerland) in 2004. Dr. Chen is also a professor at New York University.

ZHOU Li (moderator)

Assistant Dean of CKGSB

Mr. Zhou joined CKGSB in July 2010 as an Assistant Dean. He is primarily responsible for the school’s global programs and operations. He is also in charge of more than 10 research centers such as the Humanities and Business Ethics Center, China and the World Economic Center as well as the school’s Knowledge Center and Case Center. He serves as the Chief Editor for CKGSB Knowledge, the school’s English-language China business magazine.

At CKGSB, Mr. Zhou has built and led a multicultural team that includes former executives of leading business schools in Asia, America and Europe. He has initiated and participated in CKGSB’s collaboration projects with leading global educational institutions such as Harvard Kennedy School.

Prior to CKGSB, Mr. Zhou worked in the corporate world for more than 20 years at various positions, including CEO, in telecom, IT, investment and consulting companies in Canada, Hong Kong and mainland China. Before he joined the corporate world, Mr. Zhou was on the faculty of Renmin University in China where he developed and taught International Business Management courses as early as the mid-1980s and was awarded the “Best Teacher Prize.” Mr. Zhou received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at Renmin University in China and his MBA at McGill University in Canada.  


The Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business strives to drive economic development and social progress through interaction with communities of high-level academics and business elites, thus becoming a catalyst of positive social transformation and an advocate of new business culture. 

This discussion is part of the “Knowledge Series” conducted by CKGSB. This series is centered on hot topics in China and Asia. It is hosted by CKGSB and its world-class New York resident professors, together with scholars from first-rate global partner organizations. 

Each month it will present different topics in different forms, including lectures, discussions, etc., with the purpose of spreading cutting-edge knowledge and perspectives related to China and promoting deep dialogue in Chinese, Asian, and global academic and business circles.


Julie Zhu

Program Manager

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

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