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Financing Infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific: Capturing Impacts and New Sources (Featuring the Asian Development Bank Institute) [ADBI] [Complete] Event Code: 180410S
Date 10-Apr-2018
Time 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Venue HKSFA Office, 14/F, BOC Group Life Assurance Tower, 136 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Speaker(s) Prof. Naoyuki Yoshino
Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Professor Emeritus at Keio University

Dr. Matthias Helble
Senior Economist and Co-Chair of the Research Department
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Fee HKSFA Member(s) at HK$150.0/person
CFA Candidate(s) at HK$230.0/person
Guest(s) and Non-member(s) at HK$300.0/person
This seminar is qualified for 1 CPT hour(s), 1 CE hour(s), 1 RBV CPD hour(s)
Remarks CFA Societies Global Passport Program Eligible 
# CFA Candidate(s) for Year 2018 only.
- Snacks and drinks will be provided.
- Only Visa and Master Card are accepted for online payment.
- Language: English

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Governments throughout the Asia-Pacific region recognize the catalyzing role of infrastructure investment for sustainable growth. Yet, they are faced with the problem of financing new infrastructure. This talk will provide the latest evidence on the impact of infrastructure investment on economic and social indicators. Presenting several country studies, the experts will explain how infrastructure investment can increase output, taxes, trade, and firm productivity. Based on this evidence, the experts will propose innovative modes of infrastructure financing. 

Speakers bio

Prof. Naoyuki Yoshino
Prof. Naoyuki Yoshino is Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Professor Emeritus at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. He obtained his PhD from Johns Hopkins University (United States) in 1979 where his thesis supervisor was Sir Alan Walters, economic adviser to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Naoyuki has been a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States) and a visiting professor at various universities including the University of New South Wales (Australia), Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (France), and University of Gothenburg (Sweden). He has also been an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo and an economics professor at Keio University.
Naoyuki's professional career includes membership in numerous government committees. He was named Director of the Japan Financial Services Agency's (FSA) Financial Research Center (FSA Institute) in 2004 and is now Chief Advisor. He was appointed as Chair of the Financial Planning Standards Board in 2007. He has served as Chairperson of the Japanese Ministry of Finance's Council on Foreign Exchange as well as its Fiscal System Council (Fiscal Investment and Loan Program Section). Additionally, he has been a Board Member of the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan and President of the Financial System Council of the Government of Japan.
He was nominated for inclusion in Who's Who in the World for 2009 and 2013, and was named one of the Top 100 Educators in 2009. He obtained honorary doctorates from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) in 2004 and Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) in 2013. He also received the Fukuzawa Award in 2013 for his contribution to research on economic policy 

Dr. Matthias Helble
Dr. Matthias Helble is Senior Economist and Co-Chair of the Research Department at ADBI. His research interests include international trade, infrastructure, health and housing policies. His research has been published in prominent scientific journals, books and flagship reports of international organizations such as the WTO World Trade Report. His columns and policy work have been published and cited in prominent international media such as the Associate Press, BBC, Jakarta Post, Nikkei Asian Review, and VoxEU. He also teaches regularly at Hitotsubashi University and the University of Tokyo. Matthias began his professional career in the trade team of the Development Research Group of the World Bank, before joining the WHO. He then worked as an economist for the WTO. He holds degrees in economics from the University of Tübingen (BA, MSc) in Germany, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MA) in the United States, and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (MSc, PhD) in Switzerland. During his PhD studies, he was a research fellow at Yale University.

Rating - General
Material presented will be basic and of interest to a general audience having no background in the area.  

CFA Societies Global Passport Program

HKSFA has participated in the CFA Societies Global Passport Program which allows CFA society members to enjoy local society member rate at selected events like this luncheon.  Members of non-HKSFA CFA Institute societies qualify to attend this event at HKSFA member rates.  Please contact HKSFA at to register.