Global Check-in: State of Financial Markets

From Hong Kong, London, and New York, a blue-chip panel discusses the key issues shaping global markets in the months ahead
Free Webinar
45 Minutes
Tuesday May 24, 2016 11:00 AM EDT

At times it can be hard to decide if global financial markets are sliding down a slippery slope or firming up their fundamentals. At the very least, stability seems ever elusive. In its latest report, the International Monetary Fund says risks are rising in advanced economies and remain high in emerging markets. Setbacks to growth, greater uncertainty, and weaker confidence are all taking a toll on market activity, according to the IMF.

The story can be slightly different depending on where you sit. That’s why Smith Business Insight assembled a panel of experts from three bellwether markets to weigh in:

  • Wei Wang, Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Finance, and Director of Queen's Master of Finance-Beijing; in Hong Kong
  • Jerry del Missier, Founder and Executive Chairman of Copper Street Capital; in London
  • Ted Goldthorpe, President of Apollo Investment Corporation, Chief Investment Officer of Apollo Investment Management, and Global Co-Head of Direct Origination; in New York City

In this 45-minute session, presenters will discuss issues such as:

  • The state of China’s transition to a more market-based financial system
  • How the Brexit debate is affecting financial markets in the UK
  • Potential impacts of the latest election cycle on markets in the U.S.
  • The state of global financial regulatory reform
  • How FinTech may shape trading in the years ahead
Associate Professor & Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Finance

Wei Wang is Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Finance, and Director of Queen's Master of Finance - Beijing (Renmin-Queen's Master of Finance) Program. His research interests are in bankruptcy restructuring, creditor control rights, distressed investing, corporate governance, and behavioural finance. His research articles have been published in top finance journals such as the Journal of Finance and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and featured in various media such as the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, South China Morning Post, The Globe and Mail, and Business Week. He has acted as presenter and discussant at over 50 conferences and seminars. He has written a number of popular finance cases for Harvard Business School and was nominated for teaching excellence at Queen’s University. Dr. Wang obtained his Ph.D. in Finance from Queen's University, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Liverpool (U.K.) and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Urban Planning from Northwest University (China). He worked in commodity derivative trading and financial engineering.



Ted J. Goldthorpe is President of Apollo Investment Corporation, Chief Investment Officer of Apollo Investment Management, and Global Co-Head of Direct Origination. Mr. Goldthorpe joined Apollo in April 2012 and oversees the Opportunistic Credit platform within Apollo Management. Previously, Mr. Goldthorpe was employed by Goldman Sachs for 13 years. He most recently ran the Bank Loan Distressed Investing Desk and prior to that was a Managing Director in the Special Situations Group, running both their Middle Market Private Equity business and the Canadian business (CSSG). Prior to that, Mr. Goldthorpe worked in the High Yield Distressed business, the Merchant Banking Division and the Investment Banking Division. Mr. Goldthorpe received a B.A. in Commerce from Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, and currently serves on the Global Advisory Board for the Smith School of Business. He is also the Chairman of the Young Fellowship of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Jerrydel Missier

Jerry del Missier is Founder and Executive Chairman of Copper Street Capital LLP. He is also a former Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Bank Plc and was a member of the bank’s Executive Committee. He also served as Chairman of the Execution and Operating Committee and was a member of its Treasury, Governance, and Control committees. Prior to Barclays, Mr. del Missier was at Bankers Trust in London as a Senior Managing Director of Derivatives Products, responsible for the European business. Previously, he was based in Toronto, Canada, responsible for the Canadian Dollar interest rate derivatives business. Before Bankers Trust, he worked for Bank of Nova Scotia. 

Mr. del Missier is a past Chairman of the Board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, and served on the Boards of the Global Financial Markets Association, and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association. He currently serves on the Boards of Room to Read, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the Maple Leaf Trust in London, and is a Fellow of The Sutton Trust in London. He serves on the Advisory Board of Queen’s University Smith School of Business in Kingston, Canada and is currently the Chairman of its Fundraising Campaign in addition to being a past member of the Queen’s University Board of Trustees. He graduated with a BSc (Chemical Engineering) and an MBA from Queen’s University.

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