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MSGF Finance Seminar - Valuation in Action (Manila)

Data: 26 April, 2018 (Thu)

Venue: New World Makati Hotel, Makati City, Manila

Valuation techniques provide managers and market participants with the tools to evaluate and measure the effect of strategic decisions on firm value. In practice, valuation is challenging because it requires modelling the future.

In this session, we will walk through essential valuation models and techniques, and challenges when applying them to real-life business cases. The session will also include a case study into one of the best performing Philippine stock in 2017 whose valuation led to a good call in the market.

About the speaker

Professor Kasper Meisner Nielsen is Associate Professor at HKUST, and Academic Director of the HKUST-NYU Stern MS in Global Finance. He received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Copenhagen. Professor Nielsen previously taught at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Copenhagen Business School, and has been a visiting scholar at Stern School of Business at New York University.

Professor Nielsen's research interests are corporate governance, entrepreneurial finance, family business, and household finance. His research has featured in international newspapers and magazines including Business Week, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, International Herald Tribune, The Economist, The Times of India, and Wall Street Journal. His work has been published in academic journals including The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Review of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance and Journal of Banking and Finance.

His research has been awarded with external financing from competitive research grants on several occasions. On his area of expertise Professor Nielsen has served as an external advisor, consultant, and lecturer to government agencies and companies in China, Denmark and Hong Kong.

Brian Johnson Ngan

Chief Investment Officer, Cedarside Holdings Corporation

Brian currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Cedarside Holdings Corporation. He is responsible for overall fund strategy overseeing the investment pipeline and asset allocation. Prior to this, he assumed key strategy roles in Coca-cola and DB Schenker and was a senior research analyst at ATR Asset Management. He holds a masters in finance from New York Stern School of Business and HKUST Business School and holds a Bioengineering (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore as a full scholar from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore.


1845 - 1900 Registration and Refreshment

1900 - 1910 Welcome and Introduction

1910 - 2010 Finance seminar

2010 - 2030 Q&A

** The Finance Seminar is currently at full capacity. Interested candidates can email to sign up for wait-list.**


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