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APAC Regional Webinar: Lessons from “Radical Uncertainty” for coping with COVID-19 and future pandemics
Lord Mervyn King navigated the global financial crisis during his decade at the helm of the Bank of England. Listen to Lord King’s reflections on the failure to recognise the limitations of the models used by governments and financial analysts to predict the economy, and how policy-makers need to avoid "bogus quantification". Probabilities can be misleading; and embracing uncertainty may actually work to your advantage. How would he have steered the UK central bank through that crisis differently knowing what he now knows about “radical uncertainty”? What are the lessons from his book “Radical Uncertainty” that can be used for coping with COVID-19 and the future?

Date: Monday, 25 May 2020
Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM HKT (GMT+8)

Lord Mervyn King
Governor of the Bank of England, 2003-2013

Session Chair:
Brian Singer, CFA
Partner, Head of Dynamic Allocation Strategies Team William Blair

This webinar qualifies for 1 Professional Learning credits.

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May 25, 2020 06:30 PM in Hong Kong SAR

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Lord Mervyn King
Governor of the Bank of England, 2003-2013
LORD KING OF LOTHBURY, KG, GBE, FBA Mervyn King served as Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to June 2013. He was knighted (GBE) in 2011, made a life peer in 2013, and appointed by The Queen to be a Knight of the Garter in 2014. Lord King is the Alan Greenspan Professor of Economics and Professor of Law at New York University and Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. In 2016 he published The End of Alchemy. With a new preface, it appeared in paperback in 2017, and has been translated into many languages. His new book (with John Kay) Radical Uncertainty was published in March 2020. Born in 1948, Mervyn King studied at King’s College, Cambridge, and taught at Cambridge and Birmingham Universities before spells as Visiting Professor at both Harvard University and MIT. From October 1984 he was Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics where he founded the Financial Markets Group. He is Chair of the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Brian D. Singer, CFA
Partner, Head of Dynamic Allocation Strategies @William Blair
Brian Singer, CFA, is a partner at William Blair and head of the firm’s dynamic allocation strategies team. He also serves as a portfolio manager and a member of the investment management leadership team. Previously, Mr. Singer served as head of investment strategies at Singer Partners, LLC. He also served as head of global investment solutions and the Americas chief investment officer for UBS Global Asset Management. Mr. Singer has served as a member and chair of the CFA Institute board of governors and the CFA Institute Research Foundation board of trustees, and he received the CFA Institute Distinguished Service Award. He has written extensively on global portfolio, currency, and performance issues. Mr. Singer won CFA Society Chicago’s Hortense Friedman Award for Excellence, and the Spaulding Group inducted him into the Performance and Risk Management Hall of Fame.