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UI hosts teleconference from Hong Kong March 26 on Asian currency
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A professor of finance at the City University of
Hong Kong and a recent graduate of the University of Iowa's master of business
administration program who now works for the investment firm Goldman Sachs
in Hong Kong will discuss the Asian financial crisis in a teleconference
at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at the UI.
Yan-Ki Ho, professor of finance and dean of the faculty of business
at the City University of Hong Kong, and Sundeep Kripalani, who received
an MBA from the UI in 1996, will present the talk "The Asian Financial
Crisis: A View From Hong Kong" in Room S401 of the Pappajohn Business
The teleconference, sponsored by the International Business Student
Association (IBSA), the Economics Forum, the College of Business Administration
and UI International Programs, is free and open to the public.
Ho, director of the Asia Pacific Financial Markets Research Centre,
has served as a consultant to a number of Asian governments regarding the
crisis. He also has served as a member of the editorial board of the Pacific
Basin Financial Journal and as the vice president of the Asia Pacific Finance
He holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kripalani is currently working as a Management Controls Associate at
Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong.
The presenters will be brought to the College via PictureTel technology,
which is frequently used by businesses to conduct teleconferences.