MIBA - SIDC: 'The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same',Lecture Series by Satyajit Das

MIBA - SIDC: 'The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same',Lecture Series by Satyajit Das

‘The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same’ 
Lecture Series by Satyajit Das Programme Jointly Organised By MIBA And SIDC 

dates: 1.10.2019 (8.30pm - 5.30pm)   
Venue: Securities Commission Malaysia                        

Lecture 1 - After 2008: What Has and Hasn’t Changed!
The events of 2008 are now regarded as history and most financial market participants believe a repeat is unlikely. This may grossly underestimate the artificial nature of the recovery and the problems that lie ahead.
This talk looks at:
  • The causes of 2008 and whether they have been dealt with
  • The ‘side-effects’ of the ‘cure’ of massive government intervention including risky debt and financial risk taking
  • The difficulty of a sustainable return to the previous economic and financial status quo
  • The type of conditions that are likely to be ahead – the Age of Stagnation
  • Potential future crisis triggers including possible extent of such an event
  • Likely policy responses in any future crisis
Lecture 2 - Emerging Markets: Nothing Could Go Wrong, Could It?
A slow-motion crisis has been evolving intermittently in emerging markets since 2013 when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s ‘taper tantrum’ created volatility. Temporary liquidity pulses from developed markets and China have masked deep-seated structural imbalances which will eventually need resolution.
This talk looks at:
  • The ‘Text-book’ conditions for an emerging market crisis and whether they currently exist
  • Potential triggers for an adjustment
  • How emerging market crisis may evolve – the ‘doom loop’
  • Have the lessons learned from previous crisis been learnt and will they help avoid a new crisis?
  • Potential impact on Malaysia of such a crisis

  • Programme Delivery

    Learning Outcome

    By attending this talk, participants will be able to:
    • Describe the key factors that contributed to the 2008 Crisis and the Great Recession and the aftermath, including specific effects on different nations and sectors
    • Explain the key policies used by policy makers to deal with the problems (including fiscal and monetary policies both conventional and unconventional such as quantitative easing and negative interest rates)
    • Discuss the effects of policy measures on growth, inflation, asset prices and financial stability
    • Discuss future possible macro-economic and financial market scenarios that are likely to develop
    • Analyse potential strategies for adjusting financial, investment and business strategies to benefit from developments
    • Evaluate how such a crisis may affect Malaysia’s financial markets

    Who Should Attend

    • Investment bankers, corporate and commercial bankers, fund managers, investment and equity analysts, traders, stockbrokers and futures brokers, financial advisers, risk and compliance managers
    • Individuals interested to understand the developments in these areas
  • Programme Outline

    8:30 am: Registration
    9:00 am: Lecture 1 - After 2008: What Has and Hasn’t Changed! (Part 1)
    • Causes of 2008 Crisis and the Great Recession and whether issues have been addressed including debt levels, credit intensity, global imbalances and banking system vulnerabilities
    • Key policies used to try to correct problems including ultra-low, zero and negative rates and abundant liquidity and fiscal stimulus
    • Side-effects of the policies, including the risks of exit from existing policy settings
    10:30 am: Morning Break
    11:00 am: Lecture 1 - After 2008: What Has and Hasn’t Changed! (Part 2)
    • Three possible scenarios – ‘Magic Kingdom’; ‘Age of Stagnation’; ‘Game Over’
    • Potential triggers including valuation issues, debt levels - Corporate; Emerging; Sovereign (Euro; Japan), bank vulnerability, slow growth/ deflation, Chinese hard landing
    • Possible policy responses
    • Preparing for the future
    12:30 pm: Lunch
    2:00 pm: Lecture 2 - Emerging Markets: Nothing Could Go Wrong, Could It? (Part 1)
    • Historical drivers of emerging markets; economic and financial – including cross border flows
    • Differentiation between emerging and frontier markets
    • Text-Book Condition of Emerging Market Crises
    3:30 pm: Afternoon Break
    4:00 pm: Lecture 2 - Emerging Markets: Nothing Could Go Wrong, Could It? (Part 2)
    • Potential triggers of a crisis including developed market policies, slow growth, trade slowdown and weak commodity prices
    • Emerging market crisis evolution – the ‘doom loop’
    • Lessons learned from previous crisis – have they been learnt and will they help avoid a new crisis?
    • Impact on Malaysia of an external emerging market crisis
    5:30 pm: End
  • About the Speaker

    Satyajit Das
    is an internationally respected expert in finance, with over 40 years’ experience. He worked for the "sell side" (banks such as Citicorp Investment Bank and Merrill Lynch), the “buy side” (Treasurer of the TNT Group) and acted as a consultant advising banks, investors, corporations and central banks throughout the world. Das presciently anticipated many aspects of the global financial crisis in 2006. He subsequently was provenaccurate in his warnings about the ineffectiveness of policy responses and the risk of low growth, sovereign debt problems (anticipating the restructuring of Greek debt), and the increasing problems of China and emerging economies. In 2014, Bloomberg nominated him as one of the fifty most influential financial thinkers in the world

    Mr. Das is the author of key reference works on derivatives and risk management. His works include Swaps/ Financial Derivatives Library – Third Edition (2005) (a 4 volume 4,200-page reference work for practitioners on derivatives) and Credit Derivatives, CDOs and Structured Credit Products –Third Edition (2005). Das is the author of two international bestsellers, Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives (2006) and Extreme Money: The Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk (2011). His latest book is A Banquet of Consequences: Have We Consumed Our Own Future? (2015) (published in North America as Age of Stagnation).

    He was featured in Charles Ferguson’s 2010 Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, the 2012 PBS Frontline series Money, Power & Wall Street, the 2009 BBC TV documentary Tricks with Risk, and the 2015 German film Who’s Saving Whom. His writing has appeared in the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Nikkei Asia Review, Marketwatch as well as other publications in the USA, UK, Australia, and Asia. Mr. Das holds Bachelors' degrees in Commerce) and Law from the University of New South Wales and a Masters’ degree in Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management. In 1987, Mr. Das was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Money, Banking and Finance, Macquarie University.
  • Programme Fees

    RM1,600.00 per participant
  • How to Register

    Download Registration Form HERE


    Full payment to the following bank account is required with registration, at least one (1) week prior to the commencement of the programme:
                Payable to               :    MALAYSIAN INVESTMENT BANKING ASSOCIATION
                Bank Account No.   :    8881003952559       
                Bank Details            :    AmBank (M) Berhad
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    For Futher Details
    Please contact Malaysian Investment Banking Association
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