Keynote Speakers – Dec 2021

Chotibhak (Pab) Jotikasthira

Chotibhak (Pab) Jotikasthira is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining Cox, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jotikasthira’s research interests include financial intermediation, international finance, and fixed income, with a particular focus on trading behaviors of institutional investors and their impact on asset prices. He has written extensively on the effects of institutional frictions, including regulatory capital and accounting rules, on financial intermediaries’ investment and trading incentives, which in turn shape the overall risk and interconnectedness of asset markets. His research has been published in leading journals including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies, and featured in several practitioner-oriented journals and business press, including the Economist among others. Jotikasthira received his Ph.D. in finance from Indiana University in 2009. Prior to starting his doctoral coursework, he worked as a Portfolio and Risk Manager for the Bank of Thailand, where he managed $38 billion in foreign-exchange reserves invested in global fixed-income markets and developed quantitative models for formulating investment strategies.

Wing Wah Tham

Wing Wah Tham is an Associate Professor of Finance in the School of Banking and Finance of University of New South Wales. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Financial Econometrics at Econometric Institute, Erasmus School of Economics. Professor Tham’s research focuses on econometrics, market microstructure, asset pricing and innovation. Professor Tham’s research has been published in top tier journals, including Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.  His works are also presented at various prestigious finance and economic conferences such as American Finance Association Meeting, European Finance Association Meeting, Econometric Society World Congress.  He has won the PanAngora Crowell second prize, Midwest Finance Association best paper award and the Literati Network Awards for Excellence for his work. He is currently a Marie Curie and Tinbergen Institute Fellow.  He was a visiting scholar to at the Haas Business School, UC Berkeley and National University of Singapore.

Ameen Talib

Dr Ameen Talib is currently Head of Applied Projects at SUSS. At the age of 20 he graduated from Ain Shams University (Cairo) with a 4year B.Com (Accounting) degree. He obtained his MSc in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and his PhD from University of Warwick. Ameen is a Fellow Chartered Accountant; trained and worked in KPMG England and later Ernst & Young in Singapore. He left the audit practice as audit manager in 1991 to join National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School as lecturer. He left NUS in 2003 to focus on his F&B business (Café Le Caire) and his consulting under Ameen Talib & Associates. Ameen had been in business for over 16 years. Ameen had also been strategic planning director and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a manufacturing company in Thailand. Ameen has conducted trainings and/or consulting in various countries. Ameen has published extensively in Academic journals including International Journal of Accounting, International Journal of Business Studies, Accounting Research Journal, Education Economics, Higher Education Review, Higher Education Quarterly and Public Management Review. He has also written a book on Managerial Economics and on Motivation Models.