MSGF Sample Class - Leverage, Optimal Portfolio, and Occupy Wall Street (Shanghai)

March 7, 2018

Data: 28 March, 2018 (Wed)

Venue: Shanghai International Convention Center 




Why do "greedy" investors use leverage, even after repeated crises? In recent years, many governments around the world increased sovereign debt. Some central banks conducted quantitative easing to create money, which is a form of debt.


This session discusses the double edge of leverage. It explores the risk and reward of leverage to a sophisticated investor. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to analyze an Excel example during the session.


There will be an introduction to MSGF program during the Sample Class. Prospective students who are interested in the MSGF program are welcome to attend.




About the speaker




Professor Jialin Yu is Associate Professor of Finance at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Before joining HKUST, he was an associate professor at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. He has been a visiting associate professor at Princeton University. He holds Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University, and bachelor degree in Economics from Fudan University. Professor Yu’s research focuses on investments, behavioral finance, and Asian financial markets. His research was cited in the scientific background of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. He has received grants and awards from Morgan Stanley, KPMG, Government of the Hong Kong SAR, Sun Yefang Economic Science Foundation, among others. He has received recognition of excellent teaching and honor in MBA teaching from HKUST.





1900 - 1910    Registration and Refreshment
1910 - 1915    Welcome and Introduction
1915 - 2015    Sample Class
2015 - 2030    Q&A


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