When policy makers
and top business leaders,
to burst a few myths.
The Alumni Association of Asian Institute
of Management, Manila (AIM), Asia’s
leading school of management presents
The Idea Xchange 2009.
A forum that brings together leading minds from the world of Finance
and Business, to discuss, debate and share their wealth of knowledge.
Also joining as invitees will be a “who’s who” of the business world.
Unique Stimulating Provocative
Idea Xchange 2009 focuses on a very provocative theme: “Are bubbles all bad ?”
The speakers are a unique mix of policy makers and highly successful
market practitioners, moderated by Mr. Shankar Sharma - the always
controversial, seldom diplomatic chief of First Global - in a stimulating
manner; and aided by a power packed audience participating with
their own questions, opinions and answers.
Are bubbles all bad ?
Idea Xchange 2009 explores a controversial theme. A theme that is extremely relevant today, specially in
Emerging Markets, where prudent policies (this time around) have prevented a collapse of the financial
system, thereby, of the country as a whole.
There is a popular belief that bubbles are necessarily bad things that need to be nipped in the bud, rather
than be allowed to prosper and grow, because the bursting of such bubbles is very painful for large parts of
a country’s or region’s population. On the other hand, it could be argued by some that irrespective of the
consequences, bubbles, in fact, lead to higher growth, raise standards of living, encourage innovation, etc.,
all of which are long lasting, secular changes that outlive any short term impact of a bursting bubble.
Economists and finance professionals like Anantha Nageswaran and Brian Brown, as well as leading
minds like Edilberto de Jesus, Mani Shankar Iyer and Ashok Soota take this debate forward.
Mani Shankar Aiyar Ashok Soota
Mani Shankar Aiyar, a former Indian diplomat resigned from the foreign service and became a Chairman and Managing Director, MindTree Ltd.
politician. He is a member of the Indian National Congress party. He served as Union Cabinet Ashok Soota co-founded MindTree, and has played a major role in the
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas from May 2004 through January 2006, and was development of the IT industry in India. He was the president of the
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports till 2008. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) during 2002-03, and has served on the
Indian Prime Minister's task force for development of the IT industry. He is
currently a member of the Advisory Council of World Intellectual Property
Organization in Geneva. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical
engineering from IIT, Roorkee and a Master of Business Administration degree
Anantha Nageswaran from the Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines.
Chief Economist and Chief Investment Officer for Bank Julius Baer
V. Anantha Nageswaran has been writing regularly for financial newspapers in India
since 1996. He writes regularly for MINT, the financial daily published by India's Dr. Edilberto C. de Jesús
Hindustan Times and Wall Street Journal. He is a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management President, Asian Institute of Management, Manila.
from the Indian Institute of Management and has a doctoral degree from the University
of Massachusetts for his thesis on the empirical behaviour of exchange rates. Edilberto C. de Jesús has served as the Philippines' Secretary of Education in
2002-2004; Edilberto “DJ” de Jesús has solid experience in managing Who will attend?
educational institutions. A highly respected academic, he was President and
Brian Brown Secretariat Director of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education
Organization (SEAMEO). His other government posts are Presidential Adviser
Mr. Brian Brown has spent over 25 distinguished years in the investment banking, capital on Rural Development (1988-1992) and Deputy Commissioner of the ----------------------------
markets and securities business. In April 2000 he joined Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup Presidential Office of the Peace Commission (1987-1992) in President 4 Policy Makers
Global Markets) as Managing Director, Head of Equities. Brian and his team raised over $5bn Corazon Aquino's Cabinet. ----------------------------
in new Equity for Indian companies from 2005-2008. In March 2009, Brian started Bluestream
India Advisors Pvt. Ltd. He is also an Independent Director on the board of Indiaco Ventures 4 Economists
Ltd. Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Finance. ----------------------------
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About AIM & AAI
Asian Institute of Management, Manila (AIM) is the pioneer graduate
school of management in Asia, celebrating 41 years of offering world-
class education that has moulded Asia's business, development, and
entrepreneurial leaders and managers for Asia and beyond. AIM is
known for its intense and practitioner-oriented approach to
AIM uses the case method as the primary mode of learning in all its
programs. In collaboration with a seasoned professor, students analyze
real-life solutions in class discussions, and learn important concepts and
skills. They are drilled in evaluating hundreds of cases during their course
to sharpen their managerial skills. An AIM education means rigorous
training, up-to-date management concepts, and emphasis on analytical,
people management and leadership skills.
AIM Alumni Association of India
AIM AAI is a bonafide charter member of the worldwide Alumni
Association of AIM and has been a platform for active participation,
especially for alumni who are based in India. Today it has a functional
team of 12 Executive Committee members, including four Office Bearers
and active Chairman of the following Committees-Membership
Development, Fellowship & Programs, International Relations and the
newly formed Placement Committee. The team also includes a Manager
and Coordinator for Alumni Relations.
AIM Alumni Association of India, Mumbai
1116, Maker Chamber V, 11th Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400021.
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